August 10, 2011
In the News: Lionsgate May Launch Tyler TV; Police Force Beefs Up in London and More
Lionsgate May Launch ‘Tyler [Perry] TV’
As if Tyler Perry hasn’t already etched his name across Tinseltown, the multi-talented media mogul may soon follow in the footsteps of his dear friend Oprah Winfrey and launch his very own cable network, tentatively called Tyler TV.
Stocks End Sharply Lower Amid Fears About Europe
For yet another day, the stock market swung back and forth with ranges of hundreds of points.
After sweeping declines on Monday were followed by huge gains on Tuesday, stocks on Wall Street finished steeply lower on Wednesday as each of the three main indexes dropped more than 4 percent. Wednesday’s trading completely wiped out the gains of the previous day in the broader market as measured by the Standard & Poor’s 500 index.
Police Force Beefs Up in London
In an effort to end the city’s worst rioting in a generation, London’s Metropolitan Police Service said Tuesday it would flood the streets with 10,000 more officers in addition to the 6,000 already on patrol.
Charles Gittens, First Black Secret Service Agent, Dies
Charles L. Gittens, who in 1956 became the first black Secret Service agent, has died. He was 82.
How Students Use Technology
It’s clear that today’s students rely heavily on electronic devices even when they’re not incorporated in the classroom. In one survey of college students, 38% said they couldn’t even go 10 minutes without switching on some sort of electronic device.