Monday 9/19 - Bob Jordan - The Bridgegate trial begins

Monday 9/19
Bob Jordan
The Bridgegate trial begins

The Bridgegate trial opens.  Veteran NJ journalist Bob Jordan considers — Will an intentional traffic jam end Gov. Chris Christies’s career? It’s one of the greatest curtain lines in the movies, “is this the end of Rico?” asked by Little Caesar, Rico Bandello, as played by Edward G Robinson, one of the screen’s first and greatest “tough guys.” Today, in Newark, NJ, a trial began in Federal Court with many observers asking, “is this the end of Christie?” as in…

Wednesday 9/15 - Seema Yasmin - Dallas Morning News - Zika on the Move

Wednesday 9/15
Seema Yasmin
Dallas Morning News
Zika on the Move

In 1947, researchers first discovered a new virus in a rhesus monkey in the Zika Forest of Uganda in East Africa. 5 years later, the same virus, now called Zika, was isolated in humans in Uganda and next-door Tanzania. Over the next 40 years, Zika viruses turned up across Equatorial African and Equatorial Asia, spread mostly through a common and hardy mosquito labeled Aedes Aegypti. At the time, it seemed as though Zika could be serious and could cause a…

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