Sunday, March 20, 2005

Edited by Victor A. Cuvo

OPINION:
John Kerry, inventor, wizard
by Paul Greenberg (3/20)
To allow oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge or not? It is an easy question for Senator John F. Kerry . . . because he's magic!

GOP disaster warning
by Robert Novak (3/19)
Analysts at the Republican National Committee (RNC) have sent this warning to the House of Representatives:

Do your children speak English?
by Mona Charen (3/18)
The day is not far distant when I will not understand a word my children say. As it is, I'm moderately fluent in kid-speak, but losing ground all the time.

BASEBALL STRIKES OUT AGAIN
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by Eric Gold

NEWS:
QUAKE KNOCKS JAPAN...
Tsunami warnings issued...
Wire...

Congress Reaches Compromise as Mother Pleads for Terri Schiavo's Life

Sens. Rick Santorum, R-Penn., Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and Mel Martinez, R-Fla., discuss a bill introduced by Martinez to Congress referred to as relief for the parents of Theresa Marie Schiavo on Capitol Hill, Saturday, March 19, 2005. Congressional leaders hoped a deal reached Saturday would clear the way for a brain-damaged woman to resume being fed while a federal court reviews the right-to-die battle between her parents and her husband. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Bush marks war anniversary
CRAWFORD, Texas, March 19 ( UPI)- President Bush marked the second anniversary of the start of the Iraq War Saturday by highlighting Iraq's new march to democracy.

Pope names top Easter stand-ins
Cardinal Angelo Sodano, the Vatican Secretary of State, will celebrate Mass on Easter Sunday and deliver the " Urbi et Orbi" blessing- to the city and to the world- usually given by the pope.

Pakistan Test Fires Long Range Missile
(Voice of America) Pakistan says it has successfully launched a ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead up to 2,000 kilometers, the longest range rocket Islamabad has yet tested. Officials say the Shaheen II missile developed in Pakistan hit...

Rice: European Nations Must Not Arm China
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice suggested Sunday that European governments are irresponsible if they sell sophisticated weaponry to China.

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Chief Justice may be back on the job on Monday.





Rehnquist Still Weighing Whether to Return

NEWS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY:

From the Express-Times, Easton, PA
Crybaby cops
Ask most police officers at any given point in a department's history about morale and you are likely to get this answer: "Morale is the lowest I can remember it ever being."

From SanDiego.com San Diego Millionaire bids to save Shiavo
In a last-ditch effort to "save" Terry Schiavo, a San Diego millionaire has offered Schiavo's husband $1 million to keep her alive.

From The Daily Herald (Suburban Chicago) Wheeling man patents new engine design
For 14 years, Wheeling resident Vlad Gelfand has been working to develop a better engine. Throughout those years of trial and error, he remained confident his sacrifice would one day lead to a better concept that would benefit everyone.

MISCELLANEOUS STUFF:

Letterman
  • According to the New York City Health Department, there’s a rat problem in the city. We have at least 3 million rats, possibly as many as 10 million. And they’re not like the little white lab rats. The Health Department says that these rats are too smart to be trapped. Too smart. Don’t kid yourself, these rats are smart. Today outside Central Park I saw a rat doing the New York Times crossword puzzle in ballpoint pen.