In Case You Missed It: 8.9 earthquake hits Japan, killing hundreds, causing humongous tsunami waves, and perhaps instigating a nuclear emergency.

In Lesser News: Everything that comes below.

Administrative and Leadership Failures: U.S. Army disciplines nine officers for failing to warn of problems with alleged Ft. Hood killer Maj. Nidal Hasan.

Virtual Massacre: AOL lays off 20 percent of its workforce following purchase by of HuffPo.

Cargo Embargo: Air Canada suspends cargo shipments to US.

Local Creepiness: Cabbie on contract with Seattle Public Schools charged with luring student.

Indicted Pirates: U.S. indicts 14 Somali pirates in attack that killed a Seattle couple.

After Creating Over 30 Websites Dedicated to Mocking His Ex: British man is first person to be jailed for stalking by blog.

Meanwhile in Hollywood: Police seize weapon and bullets from the home of Charlie Sheen, and Quentin Tarantino sues Alan Ball over his intolerably loud macaws.

Finally, following yesterday's organic gay anthem, here's another, celebrating the birthday of Cheryl Lynn, born on this day in 1957. (My favorite memory of this song is hearing it blast out over the closing credits of the original NYC cinema cut of Paris of Burning. For the official wide release, it was replaced by some song by Dee-lite.)