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posted by June 28 at 11:44 AMon
Posted by News Intern Roselle Kingsbury
Problem Tenant: Pakistan launches a potentially week-long offensive against burgeoning Taliban force in northwest region of the country, responding to threats to the city of Peshawar.
Surprise — Mugabe Wins: Robert Mugabe remains Zimbabwe’s president after winning the one-candidate run off today and President Bush condemns his “blatant disregard for the Zimbabwean people’s democratic will and human rights.”
Obama’s Practice Run: The candidate plans on pausing his tireless national campaign to travel to countries like France, Afghanistan, and Iraq to “consult with some of our closest friends and allies.”
Bearing…down?: The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 20 percent Friday in a slide analysts dub “bear” and attribute to the credit and oil squeeze.
Last Minute: The Seattle City Council evaluated a proposed six-year park levy Friday to replace the 2000 levy that ends this year, which must be approved come budget time in October.
And Your Prize Is…: King County District court found former Seatac TSA supervisor and screener Jeanna Jarett guilty Friday of several traffic violations, including a state-record breaking 0.47 blood alcohol level.
Ingenious Loophole: One Miami man who was jailed after testing positive for cocaine walks free after convincing the judge that it wasn’t cocaine, it was tea.
Porn Pays: Verne Troyer joins the ranks of celebrity-with-tax-problems, but at least he could pay the IRS off with a sex tape.