Facebooking for a job, the food crisis hits the suburbs, the United States becomes Rambo, more

Professionals turning to Facebook to find work in hard times; suburban moms start to clip coupons; Clinton keeps the focus on Reverend Wright; Canadian border tightening; the aftermath of the Sean Bell verdict

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Status: Looking for Work on Facebook
—The New York Times

Landing a job through a social network not designed for that purpose appears to be a rarity. But savvy users say the sites can be effective tools for promoting one’s job skills and all-around business networking. Even human resource professionals are encouraging people to log on.
Clipping, Scrimping, Saving
—Washington Post

Tracy and her partner also stopped buying the cereals they like in favor of whatever was on sale; stopped picking up convenient single-size packs of juice, water or crackers; and, in order to save gas, stopped going to multiple stores. “I find the whole thing a huge hassle, but I’ve reached a tipping point,” said Tracy, a government human resources specialist who is pregnant with her second child. “Clearly, I’m not unable to feed my family. But I just can’t feed my family the way I’d like to feed them.”

Clinton assails Rev. Wright’s remarks
—Los Angeles Times

As Barack Obama sought to dampen the renewed controversy over his former pastor by announcing three superdelegate endorsements Wednesday, Democratic rival Hillary Rodham Clinton kept the issue alive, calling remarks by the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. “offensive and outrageous.”

So Long, Canada

It wasn’t a wild night at Jason’s, the club that had founded the “Windsor Ballet,” the string of nudie bars whose hormonal scent once lured carloads of American men across the Detroit River to indulge in un-American activities. The drinking age in Ontario is 19. You can buy Cuban cigars at Fidel’s Havana Lounge, a once busy tavern-humidor. Even prostitution is legal in the privacy of your own motel room. …“It used to be everybody went back and forth,” reminisced Brad McLellan, manager of Jason’s Executive Lounge. “It was, ‘Where you going? Have a good time.’ Then the U.S. side started tightening up after 9/11.”

What Sean Bell’s Legacy Needs to BE
—The Village Voice

To get to the issues surrounding the death by police bullets of Sean Bell on the morning of his wedding day, you first have to joust with all the ghosts that have preceded him: that of Stewart, of Arthur Miller, Amadou Diallo, Patrick Dorismond, Timothy Stansbury, Khiel Coppin, and a score of others. …The fact that those who mistakenly die at the hands of the police are most often black and Hispanic remains the most obscene tax levied on this city’s communities of color. It is an old injustice, but one for which the powers-that-be still lack any credible answers

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