Nation & World

By Elizabeth Krupka
February 18, 2010

Lauren Sliva

Torch to stay lit in Olympic Village until closing

The Olympic torch was lit on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010. There were some mechanical difficulties, but the Olympic committee continued without fail. The torch will stay lit for the next 16 days in the Olympic Village until the closing ceremonies.

School bus installs wireless router

Officials now need documented paperwork of orphanage workers to verify authenticity.

In the midst of all of the chaos happening in Haiti, trafficking rings are stealing children in order to sell them as sex slaves and servants.

Authorities cannot keep track of the children because of everything that is going on.

Luger dies during Olympic trial run

Athlete Nodar Kumaritashvili from the Republic of Georgia, lost control of his luge sledand died on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010.

It happened during a trial run before his first race within the last feet of his training course.

Kumaritashvili was traveling 90 miles per hour, which was the fastest any athelete had gone on the track.

AL Professor charged with murder

At the University of Alabama Huntsville, three faculty members were shot to death. Three other people were seriously injured.

Police later found a 9 mm gun in the science building at the University.

A biology professor, Amy Bishop, has been charged with murder.

It is said that she was having problems with some of her co-workers, and had grown increasingly testy over the past few weeks.

Doctors struggling in Haiti

The doctors who helped during the first earthquake in Haiti used hacksaws to take care of leg amputations.

This has made situations worse for doctors who are trying to treat the patients long term now.

Doctors also didn’t use the proper antiseptics, which caused the injuries to become infected.

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