1 NORRIS KNEW? Though Advanced Education Minister Rob Norris said he was in the dark about the situation at Carlton Trail Regional College and St. Peter’s College, recently released emails suggest otherwise. Norris is saying that his staff checked that email address, and they might not have been forwarded along to him.
2 RADIATION UP But only a little. Health Canada says that the uptick in radiation along the coast of B.C., following the disaster in Japan, is small enough that no one has anything to worry about over here. Also, people are looking for “baby gas masks”, if you have any.
3 FACE/ON The Guardian U.K. has one of the most heartbreaking ledes of the day:
A Texas construction worker horribly disfigured in a power line accident has undergone the nation’s first full-face transplant in the hope of smiling again and feeling kisses from his three-year-old daughter.
4 FORMER ISRAELI PRESIDENT SENTENCED FOR RAPE And how are some people taking it? “Hey, if even he can be convicted, we must have a pretty boss legal system!”
5 [EVIL CHINESE LAUGHTER] A conservative group down in the States is bringing back this creepy and racist ad. Although I really didn’t realize that it had ever left; it seemed like every time I tuned into Parker/Spitzer (R.I.P.), the jerks at Citizens Against Government Waste would be warning me about the Chinese Threat.
6 CHRIS BROWN PROVES HOW SANE AND WORTHY OF REDEMPTION HE IS ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA As is so often the case, the A.V. Club‘s Sean O’Neal summed it up best:
Brown then proved just how much he was past that by storming into his dressing room and smashing a window with a chair, with shards of glass falling onto 43rd and Broadway outside GMA’s studio. He continued to scream so loudly that the makeup people called security, but by the time they arrived, according to TMZ, “Brown had ripped off his shirt and left the building,” pausing on his way out to stare down a segment producer until several other people intervened.