Mid Day Media Roundup

Mississippi: A Great Young Voter State [Wire Tap]

Ally Klimkoski over at WireTap has a peek at the youth vote in tomorrow’s primary in Mississippi:

In 2006 there were an estimated 440,000 young people in Mississippi compared to the 1.6million people over 30. That’s 27.5 percent of the population, making young people particularly important to the state and to this upcoming election.

Carbon Output Must Near Zero To Avert Danger, New Studies Say [Washington Post via TPM]

From the “Your Future Will Be Teh Suck” Department today:

The task of cutting greenhouse gas emissions enough to avert a dangerous rise in global temperatures may be far more difficult than previous research suggested, say scientists who have just published studies indicating that it would require the world to cease carbon emissions altogether within a matter of decades.

So I guess buying that Hummer is out.

Did Lil’ Romeo earn his scholarship? [USA Today’s Prep Rally]

Romeo Miller, better known as Lil’ Romeo, the son of former rap star Master P, signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Southern California. But The Wall Street Journal wonders: “Some question whether the Millers took advantage of their resources — and their relationship with Demar DeRozan of Compton, Calif., one of the top high-school basketball players in America — to win the scholarship over more talented and less privileged athletes.”

The story has a few other twists and turns… [from WSJ]

Yet the school broke no rules, and Tim Floyd, USC’s basketball coach, makes no apologies about Mr. Miller’s potential to sell tickets. “We may have more 11- to 17-year-old girls in the stands than we’ve had in the past,” he says.

Check out the summary at USA Today or the in depth article at The Wall Street Journal.

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