· After 8 days of consecutive loses and its worst week ever, the Dow Jones roars back with a 936-point gain. "The surge came as executives from leading banks were summoned by the Bush administration to Washington to work out a plan to get loans, the lifeblood of the economy, moving again. And it followed signals that European governments would put nearly $2 trillion on the line to protect their own banks."
· Paper catches up with Shirts & Skins star DeMarco Majors and asks, How you’d end up in a Beyonce video? "I had never been to New York before so someone said I needed to check out APT. I went and a guy came up to me and said 'I want you to be in a video what are you doing tomorrow?' So I went to Steiner Studios the next morning at 7 a.m. and the next thing you know Beyonce is walking right past me, turns around and looks at me. I was caught off guard and just said, 'Hey, how you doing Beyonce?' While we were shooting she pulled me upfront to dance right beside her."
· Arkansas reverses its gay foster parent ban and will allow unmarried and same-sex couples to take in foster children. For now. In November, voters will consider a ballot initiative that would ban unmarried couples from adopting or fostering children.
· Obama surges past McCain in fundraising. The Democratic nominee has "more than $77 million in the bank ... and is on a pace to raise at least $100 million more by election day. That would mean a cash advantage over McCain of better than 2 to 1. In a sign of his flush finances, Obama plans a half-hour prime-time broadcast on CBS and NBC on Oct. 29, the first time in years that a presidential candidate has made such a substantial investment in national TV.
· An editorial published in Los Angeles' La Opinion asks Latino voters to vote 'NO' on California's Proposition 8. "It is subjective to claim that the voluntary marriage between two adults is a threat to an institution which, ironically, these people are fighting to join. The true threats to marriage are lack of communication, infidelity, domestic abuse, and economic pressures."
Andres Duque at Blabbeando: [The editorial] "counts quite a bit. La Opinion is the Spanish-language paper with the largest circulation in the United States. While not surprising—the paper also supported the same-sex weddings that took place in San Francisco under Gavin Newsom's watch back in 2004—the editorial comes at a key time when foes of same-sex couples seem to have the upper hand and Latino and African-American voters are being mentioned as a reason why the ban could pass." Duque reports the bi-lingual San Diego newspaper La Prensa also published an editorial which was "a whole lot sweeter since this is a smaller Latino community newspaper and, unlike La Opinion, a little bit more unexpected."