Links from the Times for Jan. 21: Hernando County 911 call, Kids and media report
Hernando County 911 call recounts terror at fatal shooting scene: Amy Wilson tried to stay calm and give information to a 911 operator last Thursday even as blood poured out of her wounded shoulder. Wilson was one of four women shot at a home on Wilhelm Road. Wilson, 33, and Manessa Donovan, 19 and pregnant, survived. Kathryn Donovan, 61, and Deborah Tillotson, 59, Donovan's office manager at the home-based color analysis business, were killed.
Kids and media report: A national survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that with technology allowing nearly 24-hour media access as children and teens go about their daily lives, the amount of time young people spend with entertainment media has risen dramatically, especially among minority youth. Today, 8-18 year-olds devote an average of 7 hours and 38 minutes (7:38) to using entertainment media across a typical day (more than 53 hours a week). And because they spend so much of that time 'media multitasking' (using more than one medium at a time), they actually manage to pack a total of 10 hours and 45 minutes (10:45) worth of media content into those 7½ hours.