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NO. 12 "Expect the Ironic" DECEMBER 4 - 10, 2000

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PICTURE OF THE WEEK
LIGHT MOMENT FOR COURT
Supreme Court justices laugh heartily at ribald joke told by Justice Thomas before returning to chambers to rule on Florida election crisis.
 
WORLD NEWS
Netherlands Offers Euthanasia Package to Tourists
Includes one-way ticket, half a night in a luxury hotel.
Entire Nation of Colombia
Seeks Drug Rehab Under
New California Law
Skeleton crew would stay home to tend coca fields.
 
LAW
Ally McBeal to Defend
Robert Downey Jr.

Defense will rely heavily on fantasy sequences, musical interludes.
U. S. NEWS
Bush: Election Mess Affecting
Texas Duties
Running "way behind" in executions, he complains.
Two Governments Under
Consideration
One with huge government programs; the other with huge deficits.
 
ELECTION 2000
Florida Electors to Be Chosen
by State Department of Alligator Management
Obscure statute invoked.
Poll: Nation Doesn't Care Who Wins
Most concerned with November "sweeps" results.
 
TRANSITION NEWS
Bush Names Democrat as
Poet Laureate
Appointment seen as power-sharing gesture.
 
ALSO IN THE NEWS . . .
McDonalds Introduces Baby Jesus Action Figures
Just in time for the holidays.
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