Lunchtime Links: March 10, 2010

Actor Corey Haim of 1980s teen movie fame died early today at his Southern California apartment of an apparent drug overdose. He was 38.

With 2010 U.S. Census forms slated to go out in the mail next week, its importance is underscored by demographic changes in the American population. This may be the first year that more babies are born to minorities than to white couples, a possible tipping point toward the expected minority status of whites by 2050.

Toyota’s troubles continue to mount in the wake of a runaway Prius on a California interstate.

What are the best Christian movies of all time?

Producers of the new movie The Chronicles of Narnia series – “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” – were understandably nervous when they invited several prominent Christian groups and C.S. Lewis experts to view clips of the film and go over the script. The reaction was largely positive as producers try to get away from alterations which generated criticism of the second film in the series, “Prince Caspian.”

Habitat for Humanity is beginning work at doing its part to help victims of the Chile earthquake recover. The Christian humanitarian organization is clearing ground on the first of 36 homes it plans to build in the country rocked by an 8.8 magnitude earthquake. Only local volunteers are being used at this time because of transportation difficulties.

A former television producer pressured by debt and riven by jealousy admitted Tuesday he tried to extract vengeance and money by shaking down David Letterman in a case that bared the late-night icon’s affairs with staffers.

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