From: Chris Andreae
Date: Tue Aug 9, 2005 8:17am
Subject: 0809 am news
1. Looks like Qwest employees will go on strike by
2. The Oregon Environmental Council and Republican
lawmaker Jeff Kropf are criticizing the demise of the
biofuel bill. See, they are human after all.
3. The Bureau of Indian Affairs may finalize a deal
whereby the Marion County sherif's department will
provide security for the Chemawa Indian School. It's
4. Researchers are looking into whether people in
rural areas of S. Oregon are less active and healthy
than their urban counterparts.
5. FSRN The Grassroots Radio Conference and the
Prometheus Radio Project collabortated to launchh
recently licensed low power FM station Valley Free
6. FSRN Anti-terror measure are targeted at low-income
7. Discovery - with a woman at the helm this time -
touched down at Edwards airforce base in California,
missing Los Angeles by a comfortable margin.
8. John Roberts was told by the Senate Judiciary
Committee's chairman that lawmakers are irate about
the court's disrespectful statements about Congress's
competence and by its interference with congressional
9. The chairman of the Senate Finance Committeee has
called for a federal investigation into whether
doctors are supplying investment firms with
information about clinical drug trials before
companies announce the results. Shame on them.
10.The energy bill Bush signed drops the requirement
fo the anti-smog additive MTBE required in cities
with the worst air pollution..
11.FSRN The 9th Circuit Court ruled against the
Hawaians only admissions policy at the Kamehameha
12.The Pentagon's latest idea for a Iraq pull-out
strategy? Send more troops. The US death toll as of
today is 1833.
13.Mahmoud Abbas is desperately urging Palestinians to
stay cool during the start of the evacuation next
week. Never mind the fact that the Israeli settlers
had not right to the land in the first place. What
were they thinkings?
14.Suicide bombing in Iraq kills at least 5 (but
who'se counting?) Iraqi civilians. The violence
continues. I'm accepting donations to a fund to buy
the administration a clue.
15.FSRN A massive nationwide strike has halted gold
mining in South Africa.
16.Subcommandante Marcos has spoken publicly for the
first time in 4 years to criticize Mexico's political
parties. He even had harnd words for Obrador.
17.Iraq is to get its first independent news agency
run and staffed by Iraq journalists and backed by
Reuters and the UN. Seems like a good idea but I
smell the backend of the National Endowment for
18.In the UK police and lawyers are to consider
whether some of Britain's more radical Muslim cleric
could face treason charges.
19.GM crops can be grown in the UK without farmers
having to notify authorities or neighbors because of a
loophole which allows enthusiats to grow their own
maize. Poor England - treason and Frankenfoods.
What next? Oh wait I remember, global warming is all
set to flood it or freeze in in 50 years.
20.Japan's Koizumi is calling a snap election after
losing a critical vote on his plans to privatize the
country's postal service. And if you don't like it
idea you can just go down the street and buy stamsp
cheaper at the Megamart.
21.Hundreds of prisoners in Aceh chose not to use the
Tsunami as an opportunity to escape but raher pitched
in and help with rescue efforts. They are getting
their sentences halved to celebrate Indonesian
Independence day. (August 17th).
22.The long-running pissing match (no pun intended)
between British and Germans on holiday in sunny places
has been resolved. Fights have broken out between
sun-bathers over whether or not a towel placed on a
lounge chair makes that chair your own. A German
lawyers has sorted it all out and you buy his book and
read it while you lie back in your lounger daring
others to take it away from you with the flick of a