Saturday, July 30, 2005

Edited by Victor Cuvo

SPACE.com -- BREAKING NEWS: Object Bigger than Pluto Discovered ...
This artist's concept, released by NASA, shows the planet catalogued as 2003UB313 at the lonely outer fringes of our solar system. Our Sun can be seen in the distance. The new planet, which is yet to be formally named, is at least as big as Pluto and about three times farther away from the Sun than Pluto. It is very cold and dark. The planet was discovered by the Samuel Oschin Telescope at the Palomar Observatory near San Diego, Calif. (AP Photo/NASA, Caltech)
This artist's concept, released by NASA, shows the planet catalogued as 2003UB313 at the lonely outer fringes of our solar system. Our Sun can be seen in the distance. The new planet, which is yet to be formally named, is at least as big as Pluto and about three times farther away from the Sun than Pluto. It is very cold and dark. The planet was discovered by the Samuel Oschin Telescope at the Palomar Observatory near San Diego, Calif. (AP Photo/NASA, Caltech) (Nasa - AP)

It seems our science textbooks need a bit of revising -- scientists say they've found a 10th planet in our solar system. BY MARTIN MERZER. A 10th planet -- a frigid, distant object larger than Pluto

Death Toll in Bombay Floods Climbs to 853
People hold on to a rope to cross a street after heavy rains in Bombay, India, on Wednesday. (AP)


Saddam attacked in court Lawyers claim man assaulted client.

EDITORIALS/ OPINION FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY
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The Roots of Prisoner Abuse
This week, the White House blocked a Senate vote on a measure that would prohibit cruel, degrading or inhumane treatment of prisoners. NY TIMES

Roger Pilon on John Roberts' nomination in the New York Post.

Fr. Robert Sirico: Faith and Policy, DETROIT NEWS
Bible supports role of entrepreneurs
Many otherwise thoughtful Christians are under the impression that charity and commerce, faith and the marketplace, are always antithetical. So, some conclude, the Christian should adopt a political stance that seeks curbs on the free market economy, which is based not on love and charity but on selfishness and greed.

THE IRISH REPUBLICAN ARMY's historic announcement that it has ordered an end to its armed campaign couldn't be better news for the people of Belfast and London, the focus of so much IRA violence. It is also great news for Washington and even Bogota, Colombia, where three IRA commandos were convicted in 2004 on charges that they helped train terrorists.

John Breneman's Satire Report /BOSTON HERALD
Judge Roberts faces abortion litmus test
John Breneman
While Republican supporters hail Judge John G. Roberts as a strict constitutionalist who will certainly vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, Democratic critics are assailing the Supreme... [more]

Why feds should take over U.S. marijuana sales/ CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

Leisure & Arts BY JOHN O. MCGINNIS Wall Street Journal
An inside look at identity politics in our law schools.

Eileen McNamara: An extra road test for teenage drivers DALLAS MORNING NEWS
Dan Carr got his driver's license last week. A milestone in the life of most teenagers, it was especially momentous for Dan because his older brother never got his. Brendan Carr had his learner's permit when he lost control of the family car two years ago and slammed into a tree. He died instantly.



Editorial Barbarian tongue / FRESNO BEE
French President Jacques Chirac has been on an Anglophobic tear lately, with invidious comparisons such as: France spends more on research and health care, has more children (at least someone in Europe thinks that's a good thing); has less poverty; and, of course, eats better than les rosbifs. Britain's sole contribution to European agriculture, he said, was mad cow disease.




FOOL ME EIGHT TIMES, SHAME ON ME

Intolerable
by Rich Tucker (7/30)
By the time you read this, the author may be out of a job.

IMMIGRATION

Rich Lowry: “Catch and release” needs to go