In Other News…

Katy Hillbo

JERUSALEM — As the Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues in the Gaza strip, Egypt announced on Wednesday that an interim cease fire is in the works, with rumors that it could be as little as five to six days away.
– nytimes.com

SILICON VALLEY — Steve Jobs, chief executive of Apple since its founding in 1976, is taking an extended medical leave through June. He cites that his medical issues are “more complex” than originally expected.
– washingtonpost.com

UNITED STATES – The National Endowment for the Arts recently published a report that indicated that the number of American adults who have read a novel, play or short story not for work or school showed an increase in 2008. The report is based off of data that shows that 2008 was the first year since 1982 that the numbers increased.
– nytimes.com

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