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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Morning News

posted by on September 26 at 7:45 AM

Back to Work: The G.M. strike is over. A “VEBA”—voluntary employee benefit association—was key to the settlement.

Ahmadinejad in America: Iranian President declares the dispute over his country’s nuclear program “closed,” says he’ll ignore U.N. measures.

Crushing of Dissent: Myanmar security forces have started to crack down on protesters, killing at least five.

Dept. of Lou Dobbs Having a Hissy: The so-called “virtual fence” along the U.S.-Mexico border is behind schedule.

Dept. of Lou Dobbs Having a Hissy Part Dos: The town of Riverside, N.J. has rolled back its strict immigrant laws after business plummeted and lawsuits piled up.

Boys of Bummer: After a vote, Barry Bonds’s historic 756th home run will be branded with an asterix, donated to the Hall of Fame.

Fly the Disney Skies: Two congressmen from North Carolina have introduced legislation that would force airlines to create “kid friendly” zones on flights. In-flight movies are to blame.

The Cost of Trash: Seattle’s garbage and sewer rates may be going up.

What He Really Wants to Do Is Run For Governor: Dino Rossi steps aside as head of his campaign front nonprofit, claims he hasn’t decided yet whether or not he’ll run against Gregoire.

Cold Case: The bodies of a woman and child discovered twenty years ago have finally been identified.

Look, Don’t Touch: Seattle strip club owner Frank Colacurcio found guilty yesterday of misdemeanor assault upon a waitress.

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You say Colocurcio pleaded guilty. Is that true? Or was he found guilty by jury?

Posted by Timothy | September 26, 2007 9:36 AM

Nice catch Timothy. I had it wrong. It's fixed now.

Posted by Bradley Steinbacher | September 26, 2007 9:44 AM

Lou Dobbbs? I think it might be more relevant to mention that Obama and Clinton aren't getting their border fence built on schedule.

Posted by elenchos | September 26, 2007 10:41 AM

Given how rapidly airlines are slashing frills to improve their profit margins, my guess is the in-flight movie will be history within a year or two anyway. I haven't been on a flight that had one in years.

Posted by Orv | September 26, 2007 11:14 AM

Barry Bonds's ball will be branded with a French comic book character?

Posted by Andy | September 26, 2007 11:44 AM

Just for Dan and the pitbull haters ...

Posted by tsm | September 26, 2007 11:45 AM

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