In Other News…

DETROIT – General Motors and Chrysler are boosting their request for government aid, according to a report released Tuesday. The companies say that the declining economy has caused more monetary need than they had predicted two months ago.
NEW YORK – A New York Post editorial cartoon featuring a chimpanzee shot by two police officers with the speech bubble “They’ll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill” is embroiled in controversy. The cartoon, which depicts a vicious chimpanzee attack on a Connecticut woman, allegedly references President Obama’s recently-approved stimulus package with a traditionally racist representation of African Americans. The Post’s cartoonist, Sean Delonas, commented, “Do you really think I’m saying Obama should be shot? … The chimpanzee was a major story in the Post.”
PALO ALTO, Calif. – Facebook took out recently rewritten language in their Terms of Use which consumer advocacy groups claimed gave Facebook permanent control over user information. The groups said the information, potentially including photos and status updates, could be sold to advertising companies without user consent.