"Residents of the Mississippi River floodplain are sandbagging or evacuating as the flood crest pushes south. It will pass Memphis on Tuesday and hit southern Louisiana on May 23." -- Christian Science Monitor, http://goo.gl/68QYV
■Class discussion: You can expect blanket coverage from all media this week on this slow-moving disaster. What will you pay the most attention to? Newspapers, television, Internet web sites? How much of the news you consume comes from social networks like Twitter and Facebook?