Newspaper Roundup for Thursday, February 3, 2011

By Susan Jones | February 3, 2011 | 8:17 AM EST

Mexican cartel on trial in Baltimore drug case
Informant describes driving cross-country with cocaine-filled mobile home

Baltimore Sun:
National movement for 'school choice' embraced in city
City schools leader has made options for parents, students trademark of administration

USA Today:
Army weighs silk underwear to shield troops' pelvic areas from IEDs

Critics question billions in aid to Egypt, routed back to US military contractors

Judge holds Interior Department in contempt
For blocking offshore oil drilling during last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill

Houston Chronicle:
Jesus And Obama Tie In Recent Poll

Denver Post/Austin American Statesman:
Whole Foods implements animal-welfare rating system
Intended to improve the lives of farm animals

Four Democrats: Why we fight health reform rollback

San Francisco Chronicle:
Justice Sotomayor visits Berkeley elementary school

Houston Chronicle:
Mexico provides electricity to ice storm-hit Texas

Houston Chronicle:
Rolling blackouts in Texas, as cold snap descends with ice, sleet, snow

Boston Globe:
Too Much Snow Strains Roofs, Roads, Spirits

Washington Post:
Federal jobs still available; diversity sought

USA Today:
Drug shortages forcing some risky alternatives
Anesthesiology and oncology have been hit particularly hard

Denver Post:
Bill allowing in-state tuition for illegal immigrants likely to pass

Providence Journal:
$6.6 million in cocaine seized in R.I.

Fox News:
GOP Lawmaker to Revise Anti-Abortion Bill 'Misconstrued' as Limiting Rape Exceptions

Sen.  Upton targets HHS research funds
Republican characterized the $1 billion for comparative effectiveness research as “slush fund”

Boston Globe:
Maine man contends amputees should be allowed a switchblade
Needs to be able to react quickly in emergency situations

Boston Globe:
N.H. farmer wins early release after firearm felony conviction

Washington Post:
Rumsfeld remains largely unapologetic in memoir

Washington Post:
In Egypt, President Hosni Mubarak still has support, from rich and poor

Washington Post:
D.C.-area electric provider may charge more due to frequent power outages

Washington Times:
Gulf of Mexico seen as recovering by 2014
Compensation claims chief, process hit as ‘unfair,’ ‘a joke’

Bachmann goes to S. Carolina with 2012 on her mind

USA Today:
Air fares on the upswing as jet fuel costs increase

USA Today:
Snow-induced flight logjam could take days to unscramble

USA Today:
Dogs sniff out colon cancer

Elton John explains his alliance with Rush Limbaugh