The Japanese government has evacuated most of the people within a 12-mile radius of the stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. The U.S. government, meanwhile, has told Americans to evacuate an area within 50 miles of the plant.
The Haramachi Central Obstetrics and Gynecology hospital is in the town of Minamisoma, right on the border of the exclusion zone. In recent days, the hospital has not just been taking care of mothers and babies, but also elderly people and anyone else who had not evacuated.
SIMON: Warren Christopher was a famously meticulous man. When he stepped down as President Clintons secretary of State, the president referred to him as the only man ever to eat M&Ms on Air Force One with a fork.
Warren Christopher died last night at the age 85, at home in Los Angeles. He was the son of a North Dakota bank clerk who became a blue chip, L.A. lawyer in splendid suits, and a famously self-effacing diplomat.
...and Magnolia Bakery created a pistacio cupcake with a meringue topper (inspired by Lizzie and Tim's costume) as the "official cupcake" of Priscilla Queen Of the Desert. Actor Thom Allison attended the unveiling, in full cupcake getup, in the New York bakery's shop.
Last month, the haunting and delicate music from the film The Social Network won best original score honors at the Academy Awards, and for millions of fans of the industrial-goth band Nine Inch Nails — a band that became huge in the 1990s — there was a moment of almost jaw-dropping surprise.