December 16, 2009: Lunchtime News Roundup

Here is the Lunchtime News Roundup for Wednesday, December 16, 2009:

Faith Focus

Ethiopia struggles with hunger 25 years after Live Aid:
http://www.everydaychristian.com/features/story/5623/

Christian goods spoof commercial brands or logos:
http://www.everydaychristian.com/ap/story/5806/

Food banks struggle to meet soaring needs:
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20091216/NEWS01/912160393

Controversy surrounds U.S. Census promotion featuring biblical journey to Bethlehem:
http://www.everydaychristian.com/news/weblink/5814/

Oral Roberts remembered as pioneering evangelist:
http://www.everydaychristian.com/news/weblink/5804/

National

Another White House security breach? Uninvited tourists attend breakfast, meet Obama:
http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/12/16/surprise.visit/index.html

Key vote on health care, Lieberman swaying toward compromise with Senate Democrats:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/15/AR2009121505121.html

Time Magazine names Fed chief Bernanke its Person of the Year for 2009:
http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1946375_1947251,00.html

International

Prospect of global warming pact fades in Copenhagen:
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601086&sid=arV2NyF7o0hw

Insurgents kill 50 in car bombings in Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan:
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/world/stories/DN-bombings_16int.ART.State.Edition1.4ba3f19.html

Brisk development of Chinese nuclear power plants draws concern:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34442974/ns/world_news-the_new_york_times/

Entertainment

Holiday TV specials draw big ratings:
http://www.usatoday.com/life/television/news/2009-12-16-nielchatter16_ST_N.htm

James Cameron epic ‘Avatar’ given ‘B’ grade:
http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20326743,00.html

Sports

Tiger Woods named top athlete of decade:
http://sports.espn.go.com/golf/news/story?id=4747530

Should the undefeated Indianapolis Colts rest starters with AFC’s top seed locked up?:
http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-total-access/09000d5d815006a7/Should-Colts-rest-starters

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