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posted by July 9 at 7:02 AMon
Iran: The Revolutionary Guard reportedly test-fired nine missiles today, including one that could reach Israel. In response:
The Republican candidate, John McCain, said the tests ‘’demonstrate the need for effective missile defense now and in future, and this includes missile defense in Europe as is planned with the Czech Republic and Poland,” according to Reuters. His Democrat challenger, Barack Obama, said on NBC’s ‘’Today” show that the tests showed a need for stronger restraints and incentives to head off ‘’rising tensions that could lead into real problems,” The Associated Press said.
Speaking of Missile Defense: Russia isn’t happy about a new deal between the U.S. and the Czech Republic.
Turkey: Gunmen open fire on Turkish guards outside the United States Consulate in Istanbul.
Space: The United States’ superiority off planet Earth is slipping away.
Politics: Obama supporters aren’t in a big rush to help Clinton with her campaign debt.
God & Country: Army Spc. Jeremy Hall, an atheist, is suing the Department of Defense claiming “his rights to religious freedom under the First Amendment were violated” and the “United States military has become a Christian organization.”
The Body vs. Stuart Smalley: Former Gov. Jesse Ventura
is may be running for Senate against incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman and Democratic nominee Al Franken.
Falling Grads: The University of Washington is concerned about the number of students who have fallen from dorm windows.
Bipartisanship: State Democrats and Republicans are still against the “top-two” primary.
Fashion Crimes: A Tukwila woman received emergency surgery after she was stabbed with her own stiletto heel.
Amanda Knox: UW student celebrated her 21st birthday in jail, was refused cake, may face trial today.
Please Plan Accordingly: The 520 bridge will be closed this weekend from 11 pm Friday to 5 am Monday.
Dept. of Self-Flagellation: In a testament to my crack research skills, my review of the horror film A Tale of Two Sisters contained just one tiny error. From our 2005 Regrets issue:
In the January 6 issue of The Stranger, film critic Bradley Steinbacher called A Tale of Two Sisters “Japanese.” It is in fact Korean. We regret his probable racism, his lack of research skills, and the fact that Annie Wagner’s little brother, Gabe, was the first to tell Mr. Steinbacher what was what.