Headlee's Headlines

Monday, June 21, 2010 - 06:48 AM

Every morning, Celeste Headlee scours the country’s newspapers for interesting stories. Here's her list for today:

From azcentral.com:

Arizona's new immigration law goes into effect on June 29th.  Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he'll mark the date with a huge crime sweep.  But a new analysis shows his sweeps are incredibly ineffective and in fact could be a waste of resources.  That could be a glimpse of how effective the new law will be.

From The Miami Herald:

This is a media story, but it's also a social story.  More and more people are asking why it's still being called a "spill" - there is tremendous energy being invested in this: blogs, letters, etc.  Why are people so upset by the term being used? 

From The Los Angeles Times:

Ayad Allawi says people in the Iraqi government are plotting to kill him

From The Los Angeles Times

"Storming the beaches" may be a historic maneuver.  Military experts say Marines may never storm another beach.  Robert Gates says rogue nations and non-state movements such as Hezbollah now possess sophisticated guided missiles that could destroy naval ships, forcing them to stay well away from shore and making any sort of beach landing by Marines extremely dangerous.  What does this mean for Marines?  A new identity?  From the article: 

Soon after Marine recruits are given that distinctive, high-and-tight haircut, they are taught about the great amphibious assaults of the past. Those stories, a core part of the Marine identity, "are encoded in our DNA," said Lt. Col. Bruce Laughlin, operations officer for the exercise, dubbed Dawn Blitz.



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Comments [2]

R Bruce Freeburger from Roseville, MI

I'm guessing you are shocked that Celeste did not claim she went to the Spec Howard School of Broadcasting? A college degree is not required to be a reporter, in case you did not know.
The Takeaway has nothing to do with NPR. It is syndicated, it has NEVER been on the University of Michigan Ann Arbor public radio station.
Celeste has a dual career. Her grandparents composed and wrote several operas. You could have done a few mouse clicks and read her online bio.

Jun. 23 2010 07:59 PM
Lee A. Copp from Detroit

Yesterday I heard Celeste Headlee say that she had a masters degree in opera
from the University of Michigan. Ha, Ha, Ha, Ho, Ho, Ha, Ha, Ha,Ha, Ha, Ha, Ho, Ho, Ha, Ha, Ha,..... What; basket weaving or urban studies were not available? What are Celeste's credentials to be a Journalist/commentator? Just another
reason not to donate to NPR or U of M as they siphon of my tax dollars in
support of such nonsense.

Jun. 23 2010 08:57 AM

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