- Nuclear Crisis: United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission chairman: Radiation levels at Fukushima Daiichi “extremely high,” no water in spent fuel pool; worth bookmarking: Status of the Nuclear Reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant; nuclear crisis panic increasing demand for potassium iodide pills; The Big Picture: Japan: Continuing crisis; Above: “An official in a full radiation protection suit scans an evacuated woman and her dog with a geiger counter in Koriyama city in Fukushima prefecture.” (afp)
- Pulitzer Prize winner, former Taliban hostage among NYT journalistsmissing in Libya.
- American CIA contractor jailed in Pakistan for murdering two Pakistani men released after “blood money” paid to victims.
- Elephants never forget, always cheat.
Then And Now of the Day: Stand By Me stars Jerry O’Connell, Corey Feldman, Wil Wheaton, and Richard Dreyfus gathered in L.A. along with director Rob Reiner to mark the 25th anniversary of the coming-of-age classic.
RIP River Phoenix.
Rest in Peace Sion Milosky “One of the great big wave chargers of our day is no longer with us. The 35 year old goofy foot from Kauai, Sion Milosky, lost his life while surfing Mavericks yesterday.”
This long-necked turtle was found by a passerby in St Kilda Botanical Gardens in Melbourne tangled in a fishing line. She took it to Melbourne Zoo, where it underwent a six-hour operation to have a hook removed from its insides. Vet Dr Andrew Hill of the zoo’s vet staff removed the hook by making a hole in its belly shell. He then used some adhesive bought from a local hardware store and normally used in house renovation to fix it back to the body of the turtle.