From THE WASHINGTON POST:
Saudi Arabia's security forces have detained at least 22 minority Shiites who protested last week against discrimination, activists said Sunday, as the kingdom tries to keep the wave of regional unrest outside its borders.
From VOICE OF AMERICA:
A US-based non-profit group and Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf are concerned the escalating violence in Ivory Coast and the refugees it generates could undermine Liberia’s fragile peace. The number of refugees flowing into neighboring Liberia increased dramatically last week from
40, 000 to 70,000.
From DIOBETH NEWSPIN:
Pray for our young men and women who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan, and for their families:
David R. Fahey Jr., 23
Jerome Firtamag, 29
Kristopher J. Gould, 25
Rudolph R. Hizon 22
Chauncy R. Mays, 25
Christopher G. Stark, 22
Brian Tabada, 21
Andrew C. Wilfahrt, 31
Pray also for the fallen heroes also of our coalition partners, and for the citizens of Iraq and Afghanistan who have died, unnamed and unknown to us, and for those who mourn ... and for an end to this endless war.
From Mauigirl at MAUIGIRL'S MEANDERINGS:
I have some sad news - Little Cat (Zoe) started going downhill over the past few weeks, and about four days ago she lost interest in her food. So we took her to the vet on Thursday and they gave her IV fluids and nourishment, but it didn't help this time. She was just fading away. So we took her home and let her be in her own little bed. She spent a quiet day yesterday and slipped away a little after 7:30 p.m. last night. I'm glad she went so peacefully. She looked as if she was just asleep.
From Penolan at MENOPAUSAL STONERS:
We've jettisoned decades of memorabilia in preparation for the open house on Sunday and my ultimate move to WhoKnowsWhere. Yesterday, I jettisoned The Man from San Antone. It made me cry, of course. I've been crying a lot lately - especially Tuesday even though for the most part Buzz Kill has actually been stellar. In fact, he's been a better partner during this final stage of separation than he ever was during the marriage. On Tuesday, though, as I watched taking a cart filled with things we've been sentimentally attached to for decades out to the dumpster, it occurred to me that he threw away our marriage too. I cried so much my eyes were puffy until I went to bed the next day.
Posted by Susan at LETTERS FROM A MALVERN VICARAGE:
This is almost as good as finding a survivor. We woke to the following news this morning.
05 Mar 2011: It had been initially thought that up to 22 people were inside the cathedral when the 6.3 magnitude quake struck on February 22. However, a search of the building, including the collapsed spire, has been completed and no bodies were found, it was reported today.
Superintendent Sandra Manderson told Radio New Zealand that recovery teams were elated to have found no bodies.
From Mauigirl at MAUIGIRL'S MEANDERINGS
(see prayer request above):
In the meantime, we have decided to keep Angel, the pit bull who showed up at our house three weeks ago on a freezing cold night. She was probably used for breeding, as she had obviously recently had puppies. She was also emaciated, very smelly, and had very long toenails, as if she was never walked. After she had a bath we took her to the vet and she got her shots. She's completely housebroken, and sweet as can be.
She is the most affectionate dog; all she wants to do is sit next to you and cuddle. She walks well on the leash, is great in the car, and just lives to please you. How anyone could have mistreated her like that is beyond me.
We gave her a toy and she was beside herself. She'd apparently never had one before.
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