Saturday, September 09, 2006

Round-up of Important Stuff

Well...
  • From Fox News -
    The ABC 9/11 film is being edited (that has got to be a rush job, with the scheduled airing on Sunday and Monday). One of the changes will apparently involve Madeline Albright's actions:
    Albright, who is featured prominently in the film, said she wrote a letter to Disney chief Robert A. Iger, complaining that she had been told by people who had seen the film that it “depicts scenes that never happened, events that never took place, decisions that were never made and conversations that never occurred.”

    “It asserts as fact things that are not fact,” she reportedly wrote.

    Albright specifically objected to a scene that showed her insisting on warning the Pakistani government before an airstrike on Afghanistan, and that she was the one who made the warning.

    "The scene as explained to me is false and defamatory," she said.
    "The scene as explained to me"? What a marvelous example of evasion and quibbling! Just what, Madeline, DID happen? Do you have an evidence to back up what you say?

    That's what I thought.

  • From Fox News -

    I know I'd like to have this woman as a neighbor:
    PORTLAND, Ore. — A nurse returning from work discovered an intruder armed with a hammer in her home and strangled him with her bare hands, police said.

    Susan Kuhnhausen, 51, ran to a neighbor's house after the confrontation Wednesday night. Police found the body of Edward Dalton Haffey, 59, a convicted felon with a long police record.
  • From Fox News -

    Brian Wilson sums up the Valarie Plame leak, and - surprise!!!! - finds that Karl Rove wasn't the guilty mastermind behind the story.

  • From The State (SC regional paper) -

    WALTERBORO — A registered sex offender from New York was killed and a 14-year-old Connecticut boy injured when an SUV crossed the median and slammed into an 18-wheeler on Interstate 95 following a high speed police chase, authorities said
    Though you might think of this as a case where, if the cops weren't so reckless, the crash wouldn't have happened,
    Adam Mauro, 27, of Pelham, N.Y., died at the scene Thursday, said state Highway Patrol spokesman Lance Cpl. Paul Brouthers.

    "He didn't appear to be avoiding oncoming traffic ... and we believe this was intentional," said Colleton County Sheriff's Deputy Ted Stanfield.
    The boy in the car is in stable condition.

  • From CNN -

    Sometimes I'm embarassed about being associated with the group called Baby Boomers. Most of them are just like me, but
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some moms and dads might want to take a lesson from their kids: Just say no.

    The government reported Thursday that 4.4 percent of baby boomers ages 50 to 59 indicated that they had used illicit drugs in the past month. It marks the third consecutive yearly increase recorded for that age group by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

    Meanwhile, illicit drug use among young teens went down for the third consecutive year -- from 11.6 percent in 2002 to 9.9 percent in 2005.

    "Rarely have we seen a story like this where this is such an obvious contrast as one generation goes off stage right, and entering stage left is a generation that learned a lesson somehow and they're doing something very different," said David Murray, special assistant to the director for the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
    Can we send them to Remedial Growing Up?

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