December 17, 2009: Lunchtime News Roundup

Here is the Lunchtime News Roundup for Thursday, December 17, 2009:

Faith Focus

Churches increasingly open to discussing sexuality:
http://www.everydaychristian.com/family/story/1296/

ABC to air Christmas Eve service:
http://www.everydaychristian.com/news/weblink/5828/

Billboard challenging Virgin Birth stirs debate in New Zealand:
http://www.everydaychristian.com/ap/story/5821/

National

BlackBerry experiencing e-mail delays:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704238104574601982827932574.html

Clinton pledges $100 billion annually toward climate change through 2020
http://www.nytimes.com/cwire/2009/12/17/17climatewire-hillary-clinton-pledges-100b-for-developing-96794.html

Man exonerated, freed from prison after 35 years:
http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/12/17/florida.dna.exoneration/index.html

International

Gen. David Patreaus discusses Afghanistan surge:
http://video.foxnews.com/12584680/afghanistan-assessment

New Jersey father arrives in Brazil to take custody of son in long-running custody dispute:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091217/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/lt_brazil_us_custody_battle;_ylt=Aiz6bJrZVHNfCL3RwgXnV7p0fNdF

Mystery as spiral blue light display hovers above Norway:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1234430/Mystery-spiral-blue-light-display-hovers-Norway.html

Entertainment

Jon and Kate Gosselin divorce “imminent”
http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2009/12/17/2009-12-17_jon_and_kate_gosselins_divorce_is_imminent_kate_is_thrilled_with_the_settl.html

Russell Ferguson wins “So You Thin You Can Dance?”:
http://tvwatch.people.com/2009/12/17/so-you-think-you-can-dance-names-americas-favorite-dancer/

Roy Disney leaves entertainment, business legacy
http://www.everydaychristian.com/blogs/post/5824/

Sports

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry dies after falling off pickup truck:
http://www.everydaychristian.com/blogs/post/5832/

Vinny Cerrato out, Bruce Allen in as Washington Redskins top football exec:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/17/AR2009121701930.html

Notre Dame says ‘no’ to joining Big Ten amid conference expansion plan:
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=4750901

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