Links from the Times for April 21: Pork still in budget; plague of dead ducks at Crescent Lake; filmmaker killed in Libya
Lawmakers working to cut $4 billion from the state budget aren't immune from adding a few items that are near and dear to their hearts — including a dredging project at the Port of Miami, above, a grant to aid in the prosecution of Casey Anthony and orange juice at welcome centers. Here is a full list of the projects.
The deaths of more than 25 ducks, and some fish, in Crescent Lake has residents worried about the water and whether more creatures are doomed. Wednesday they got some answers. Watch a slide show detailing the problem and the search for a solution.
Two photographers were killed and two others injured in Misurata, Libya, on Wednesday. Tim Hetherington, the conflict photographer who was a director and producer of the film Restrepo, was killed as was Chris Hondros, an American working for the Getty photo agency. Guy Martin and Michael Christopher Brown were injured. Find a gallery of Hondros' work in our All Eyes blog. The New York Times posted a gallery of Hetherington's work.
Times staff writer Meg Laughlin wrote about filmmaker Tim Hetherington and author Sebastian Junger's documentary Restrepo last August in a story titled Documentary on war, 'Restrepo,' chills slain soldier's mother.