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From TheJournal.ie Japan tremors incredibly close to the surface Japan

Japan tremors incredibly close to the surface

Map shows how shallow the focus of earthquake is – red and orange spots denote shocks less than 25km from the surface.

From TheJournal.ie Tsunami may 'totally engulf' low lying Pacific islands: Red Cross Pacific Tsunami This post contains images

Tsunami may 'totally engulf' low lying Pacific islands: Red Cross

The low lying Pacific islands may be swept over as a powerful tsunami hits the region – meanwhile Indonesia is bracing itself, as warnings indicate it will be the first area to be hit after Japan.

From TheJournal.ie Tsunami centre widens warning to western US coast Tsumani Warning

Tsunami centre widens warning to western US coast

Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and Central and South America and the rest of the Pacific Ocean have been issued with tsunami alerts.

Julianne Moore to play Sarah Palin in new HBO film

Game Change to tell the story of the 2008 presidential election – but can Oscar-winner Moore follow in the footsteps of Tina Fey?

From TheJournal.ie Palin on verge of deciding White House candidacy President Palin?

Palin on verge of deciding White House candidacy

The Tea Party figurehead is in ‘internal deliberations’ with her family as to whether she will oppose Barack Obama in 2012.

At home with the Palins...

Have you always wanted to see Sarah Palin scramble up a mountain or fish for salmon in clear Alaskan waters? …No? Well tough.

From TheJournal.ie Arnie takes a Twitter swipe at Palin (update: Palin responds) Alaska

Arnie takes a Twitter swipe at Palin (update: Palin responds)

California governor is in Alaska – so where’s Russia?

THE TWO-TIME FORMER FIANCÉ of Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol is planning to run for the mayorship of their home town of Wasilla as part of a reality TV show.

Levi Johnston, who fathered a child born to Bristol Palin during her mother’s vice-presidential campaign in 2008, is running for city office as part of his new show, “Loving Levi: The Road to the Mayor’s Office”.

His manager, Tank Jones, confirmed that Johnston (20) would run either for the position of Mayor or for a seat on the city council.

But with the city clerk saying that the deadline for registering as a candidate in the latter election having already passed, and with Johnston’s name not being among the list of candidates, Johnston must thus be intending to run for the mayor’s job.

The very same position was held by his twice prospective mother-in-law, Sarah Palin, between 1996 and 2002. The position has been held by the Republican Party since Palin won it from incumbent Democrat John Stein in 1996.

“Let me put it to you like this,” Jones said. “If you live in a town and things are happening in that town, and you’re displeased with it, what do you do? You try to change those things.

The Huffington Post says that while Jonse did not offer much tangible policy aspects of Johnston’s prospective bid, he said: “This is not a spoof. This is not a joke.”

Johnston was engaged to Bristol Palin (19) twice, most recently when the couple reunited last month following a split in March 2009. Last week, however, Bristol ended the relationship again – just three weeks after they resumed their engagement. The couple have a 20-month-old son, Tripp.

Between his stints as Palin’s fiancé Johnston posed for Playgirl magazine.

ON A RECENT trip to a fishing village in Alaska, former governor Sarah Palin came in for some heavy criticism from a local teacher.

The woman, who had erected a 30-foot banner marked “Worst governor ever” in honour of Palin’s visit, accused her of sacrificing her political promises. She said Palin was building her celebrity status instead of focusing on the promises she had made when sworn into office.

One of Palin’s group, not identified, tries to block the camera at several points during the confrontation:

Local resident Shannyn Moore has posted a transcript of the encounter here.