Tuesday edition - June 27, 2006
Tree Falls on White House Grounds
Japan, US to deploy interceptor missiles
Terrorists in Miami, Oh My!
Debris from the Space Shuttle Columbia fell near Bush's Crawford Ranch in 2002. And now the White House Elm crashes to earth at it's front door. Signs from God? We report, you decide.
George W. Bush is living proof that really low IQ guys DO have chance. -- Grant Gerver
2 UK soldiers die in Afghan battle CNN International
40 killed as bombs ravage Iraq markets
Suicide Car Bombing Kills 3 in Iraq Houston Chronicle,
Russia confirms hostage deaths in Iraq Reuters AlertNet
Tribunal: 2nd Saddam trial to open Aug. 21 AP
Iraqi general says army needs more time Boston Globe
Safer Iraq Said Needed for US Investment
Bush downplays Iraq troop pullout reports AP
Bush Condemns Terror Finance Report in Times New York Times
Wars force Army equipment costs to triple AP
VA seeks more money to protect veterans AP
Saddam Hussein has ended his hunger strike after just one missed meal. I think he finally realized, a hunger strike only works if people don't want you to die. -- Jay Leno
Human-to-Human Infection by Bird Flu Virus Is Confirmed New York Times
State of the Clinton Union
As for anyone who thinks the Clintons are
leading separate lives these days, "The employees at the Mount Kisco and
Pleasantville theaters would be surprised to hear that," the
ex-President's spokesman E-mailed, "given that
Sen. Clinton and President Clinton see a movie there together almost every
Access for Sale Washington Post
McCain blasts fellow Republican Phoenix Business Journal, AZ
Judge says DeLay 'withdrew' Houston Chronicle
Rush's Limb Is Bowed
Rush Limbaugh was detained by customs agents after they noticed a non-narcotic prescription drug, Viagra, which had been prescribed by Mr. Limbaugh's treating physician but labeled as being issued to the physician rather than Mr. Limbaugh for privacy purposes. After a brief interview,Mr. Limbaugh was permitted to continue on his journey.
Rush's Viagra Vacation Spot
Dominican Republic -- A
slow tourist season has hurt the T-shirt and coconut milk vendors in this scenic
beach town, but it hasn't put a dent in the body business.
Evidence of the sex trade is everywhere as men in shorts and sandals duck into rent-by-the-hour "love motels" with Dominican women in bright dresses.
Green Party claims enough signatures for Ill. ballot Chicago Sun-Times
Derelict boat law may clean up river Florida Today, FL
Veteran's Stolen Records Update
A federal judge temporarily has barred the
government from publicizing its free credit monitoring offer to veterans
whose personal data was stolen and wants to see if they might get a better
Lawyers who have filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of the 26.5 million veterans and active-duty troops affected contend that accepting the government's offer could jeopardize their chance of winning more money in the privacy suit.
I think it's finally hit home: we have FASCISTS trying to work within a DEMOCRATIC framework. We're doomed. -- Grant Gerver
Oil surges past $72 on robust US demand KPLC-TV, LA
gift, challenge for Gates
Yet Another Creepy Conservative
Political consultant and ad producer Carey Lee
Cramer is expected to testify today defending himself against charges he
sexually molested two young girls...Cramer, who gained national notoriety
with an anti-Al Gore commercial in 2000,
is facing several counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child.
Hurricanes are less of a threat to Florida than unprincipled and unrestrained developers.-- Zing!
Sherlock Holmes They're Not
Anti-terrorist police have been ordered to revamp security procedures after a bag containing details of bomb plots and suspects identified for surveillance was lost in the street.
The Metropolitan police commissioner, Sir Ian Blair, has imposed strict new rules on the carrying of sensitive material after files were accidentally lost in a rucksack in south-east London.
High court ruling may affect all Gitmo detainees AirForceTimes.com, VA
Local Doctor Returns From Abu Ghraib WKRC 12, Cincinnati
Bernie Ward smacks down right wing talk show host: He storms off the set!
"It was so hot today, Dick Cheney was sweating bullets." --Jay Leno
Cheney's visit brings out protesters Grand Island Independent, NE
One of Andy Warhol's silver wigs sold at an auction this week for $10,800. I think it will be an improvement for Donald Trump. -- Jay Leno
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Having Older Brothers Increases a Man's Odds of Being Gay
Huge Asteroid to Fly Past Earth July 3 SPACE.com
A 'football' game is held under water in Ocean World Park of Donghu Lake in Wuhan, central China, on Tuesday June 20, 2006. Two teams are respectively composed of marine creatures and two divers, and the referee is a 'mermaid' dressed up by a diver, said China's Xinhua news agency, which distributed this photo. (Photo/Xinhua, Wang Zhenwu)