* The headline reads, “Nigeria to charge Dick Cheney in $180 million bribery case, issue Interpol arrest warrant.”
The owner of a failed security business barricaded himself in his soon-to-be foreclosed home, shot at deputies and then killed himself in this well-groomed Central Florida town built by Disney. The 14-hour standoff came just days after the town’s first-ever homicide, unsettling residents who moved to the community for its safety and small-town values even though authorities said the two were not connected.
* Today’s worst person in the world: Oleg Nikolaenko, the 23-year-old Russian responsible for 10 billion spam emails a day.
* Deconstructing “Gimme Shelter.” Really neat.
* And the best science fiction for each of the eight planets, with appearances from long-time favorites Kim Stanley Robinson (Mars), Olaf Stapledon (Neptune), Kubrick/Clarke (Jupiter), and Pohl/Cornbluth (Venus). Notably absent: Vonnegut (Mercury, Mars, Saturn…) and poor benighted Uranus.