On the Radar: Winehouse autopsy, famine meeting, cemetery spruce-up
Flowers, pictures and messages are left in tribute to Amy Winehouse near the house in north London where her body was found.
July 25th, 2011
06:03 AM ET

On the Radar: Winehouse autopsy, famine meeting, cemetery spruce-up

Three things you need to know today.

Amy Winehouse: An autopsy to determine what killed singer Amy Winehouse has been scheduled for Monday afternoon, Scotland Yard says.

"Inquiries continue into the circumstances of the death," police said Sunday. At this stage, the 27-year-old's death "is being treated as unexplained and there have been no arrests in connection with the incident," police said.

The singer, beloved for her talent but infamous for erratic public behavior, arrests and drug problems, was found dead at her apartment in London on Saturday, police and her publicist confirmed.

Winehouse's family said in a statement Sunday it "has been left bereft by the loss of Amy, a wonderful daughter, sister, niece. She leaves a gaping hole in our lives. We are coming together to remember her and we would appreciate some privacy and space at this terrible time."

Somalia famine: The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations convenes an emergency meeting in Rome on Monday to address the famine on the Horn of Africa.

Last week, a unit of the U.N. agency declared a famine in two regions of southern Somalia and warned that famine conditions are expected to spread in the coming months.

Monday's meeting was organized by the French government. Representatives from governments and non-governmental organizations are expected to attend.

The goal of the meeting is to look at ways to combat famine and drought in several countries and not to solicit pledges of aid, according to the FAO's website.

Arlington cemetery spruce-up: Five hundred landscapers and lawn care professionals from around the country head to Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on Monday for a day of service at the cemetery.

The landscapers from the PLANET Professional Lawncare Network will prune, mulch, aerate and plant over the cemetery's 200 acres, according to an announcement on the group's website.

This is the 15th year for the Renewal and Remembrance event at the cemetery. The work to be performed is estimated at $250,000 in value, which will bring the total 15-year contribution to more than $2 million, according to the organizers.

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soundoff (45 Responses)
  1. Osama bin Laden

    Hello my fiends in the USA. Who gives 2 tirds over this person? She did nothing compaired to me.

    July 25, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Wzrd1

      Ded gum! Dead man talking! Throw another weight on him.

      July 25, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. humble horrace

    Let the Somali terrorists die.

    July 25, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wzrd1

      And the innocent populace too? Or are you saying that babies are terrorists too?

      July 25, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • humble horrace

      ALL OF THEM. They sooner or later will grow up to be terrorists so kill em now. The only thing better would be retroactive abortions for the entire continent of Africa. Africa, the butthole of the world.

      July 26, 2011 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  3. itsamemario

    @sarcastro get back to bd theres some new threads to troll..

    July 25, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. itsamemario

    and when will there be a famine blog for us to read..

    July 25, 2011 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
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