Many authors who’ve written books that were turned into movies usually say they didn’t recognize much from their original work in the film.  But it’s a lot easier for novelists to stomach the changes if they’re adequately compensated.  Robert Bausch (Northern Virginia Community College) is the author of the novel “Almighty Me” that he says is the basis of the movie “Bruce Almighty” starring Jim Carrey.

 Also featured: We’ve all heard about nursing and teacher shortages, but a shortage of morticians and embalmers? Frank Walton, who heads up the Funeral Service Program at Norfolk State University, says this is a distinct possibility as fewer students enroll in mortuary schools.

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