Week in Review

In case you had your head buried in the books all week, here’s a look at what made headlines across the globe.


The United Nations was thrown into a frenzy Monday after North Korea claimed that it had successfully tested its first nuclear bomb.

The test prompted the Bush administration, along with several other countries, to call for immediate sanctions against the country, but so far no action has been taken against North Korea for the test.

The device was said to be the strength of the bomb the United States dropped on Hiroshima.

Meanwhile, President Bush has been fighting off criticism that the war in Iraq diverted attention from North Korea’s activities and allowed them to continue making the device with no oversight from the U.S.

After the test, North Korea said it would take any pressure by the US to cease its nuclear program as “a declaration of war.”


A statewide poll released Tuesday shows Republican governor candidate Charlie Crist has a commanding lead over Democratic nominee U.S. Rep. Jim Davis.

The two are candidates for the Florida Governor’s Race which will be decided Nov. 7.

The poll showed Crist with a 10 percent lead over Davis.

The random telephone survey of 783 likely voters was taken between Oct. 3-8.

The poll pointed out voters’ unfamiliarity with Davis as one of his major obstacles.

Voters listed property insurance costs as their main concern, with tax cuts and the FCAT following close behind.


A small jet slammed into a New York City high-rise, killing two people and prompting fears of another terrorist attack against the United States.

The uncertainty during the moments after the crash prompted NORAD to scramble dozens of fighter jets over major U.S. and Canadian cities for over two hours after the crash.

Police said they knew within half an hour after the crash that it was not a terrorist act.

Officials later discovered that the pilot was being piloted by New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle when it began doing what some witnesses described as acrobatics before crashing.

The National Transportation Safety Board was sent to the crash site to determine the cause of the accident. As of press time, there was no official word on the cause of the crash.


The site of a deadly school shooting in a small Amish community was demolished Thursday.

In about 15 minutes, workers completely bulldozed the schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Pa. where 10 girls where lined up against the blackboard and shot, five of them fatally.

The killer then took his own life.

A leader within the Amish community said there was a widespread feeling that the building needed to go.

A garage on a nearby farm will serve as the schoolhouse until a new one can be built.

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