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CINDY’S PEOPLE

September 25, 2005 kim lien 0

Little Green Footballs tracks crowd estimates at this weekend’s Motherpalooza in Washington. Numbers seem a little inflated. In fact, AP’s Jennifer Kerr found them so great as to be beyond her […]

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WORLD FED. ACTUALLY, OVERFED

September 25, 2005 kim lien 0

Hey, Bob Geldof! Thanks for all the heart disease and diabetes: A staggering one billion of the world’s population of 6.45 billion is overweight, warns the […]

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LABOR LEADER LEADS

September 25, 2005 kim lien 0

Kim Beazley wishes John Howard was less of a wimp on terrorism, and proposes practical new policies that don’t get dragged down into civil liberty debates: One […]

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SENTENCED TO ENGLAND

September 25, 2005 kim lien 0

A cricket conversation with his US lawyer might lead to a way out for Ad-Elaide Al-Qaeda boy David Hicks: “He told me he’d never felt very partisan […]

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HISTORY REVISED

September 25, 2005 kim lien 0

Asked last week if he’d been “caught on the hop” by Mark Latham’s announcement last year that Labor would seek to withdraw Australian troops from […]

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RITA HITS

September 24, 2005 kim lien 0

An early ABC report: Rita made landfall early Saturday as a Category 3 storm just east of Sabine Pass, on the Texas-Louisiana line, more than 275 […]

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SKEETERS GASSED

September 24, 2005 kim lien 0

Good news from South Africa, where malaria is now in decline following four years of cautious DDT use: South Africa had stopped using DDT in 1996. […]

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DC PROTEST BREAKS ALL THE RULES

September 24, 2005 kim lien 0

This protest gets it all wrong. For a start, many of the protesters are young and attractive. Their heads appear to be upright instead of compassionately tilted. And their signs are positive and funny. More protesty […]

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PARADE INCLUDES FIREWORKS

September 24, 2005 VA - Emmanuel 0

In typically enthusiastic style, Hamas celebrates Israel’s Gaza withdrawal: A massive explosion ripped through a crowd at a rally staged by the Palestinian militant group […]

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VISION OF THE FUTURE

September 24, 2005 VA - Emmanuel 0

As foretold in Kingstonian prophesy, fifty years from now children will every day be directed to crucial information by an image of Super Margo: Remember […]

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ADVANCING ARTHUR

September 23, 2005 kim lien 0

The Boston Globe’s Jeff Jacoby on Arthur Chrenkoff’s Good News series: The first installment appeared on May 19, 2004. Headlined ‘‘Good news from Iraq — bet you didn’t […]

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HALF-GALLON OF WHISKEY AND A ROOM

September 23, 2005 kim lien 0

AP writer Matt Crenson’s apocalyptic pre-Katrina piece turned out to be more accurate than many would have suspected, so it might be worth reading this Crenson item on Hurricane […]

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HE DESERVED IT

September 23, 2005 VA - Emmanuel 0

Robert Fisk has been brutally delayed by a hostile gang of American airport officials: U.S. immigration officials refused Tuesday to allow Robert Fisk, longtime Middle […]

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REMAIN CALM. DO NOT RIOT

September 22, 2005 kim lien 0

The Persian Gazelle is missing: The first car from Iran to enter the World Solar Challenge has failed to arrive in Australia and is at risk of […]

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PERSONAL MATTERS NEWSWORTHY

September 22, 2005 VA - Emmanuel 0

Sydney Morning Herald editor-in-chief Mark Scott claimed the moral high ground following last month’s John Brogdengrope/slur/sleaze/suicide bid debacle: “These are difficult stories to cover. When […]

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ONE IN FIVE

September 22, 2005 VA - Emmanuel 0

An interesting, but not surprising, survey: One in five Labor Party candidates at the last federal election believed the United States was a threat to […]