Ironic Times

 NO. 138 "Expect the Ironic" MAY 5 -11, 2003 

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RELIGIOUS FREEDOM COMES TO IRAQ
For the first time in generations, Muslim nudists are free of persecution.
WORLD NEWS
Iraqi Oil Flowing Again
Water, electricity to follow.
North Korea Offers to Disarm in Exchange for “Certain Considerations”
They include: $10 billion “in tens and twenties,” the Laker Girls, and the complete Warner Bros. library of Daffy Duck cartoons.
SARS Travel Warning
Lifted for Toronto

The person who wanted to visit there may now do so.
 
BUSINESS
Wall Street Brokerages Who
Gave Phony Advice to Pay
$1.4 Billion in Settlements

To their top executives.
 
PICTURE OF THE WEEK
New Palestinian Prime Minister Has Puckish Sense of Humor
Yasir Arafat may not know what he's getting into, say friends.
U. S. NEWS
Bush Meets With Biggest
Auto Makers

Seeks ways to help them skirt safety, air pollution standards.
More Black Children in Extreme PovertyThan Ever in 23 Years of Record-Keeping
But Bush hopes eliminating dividend tax will help.
Smithsonian Photo Exhibit of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Moved Downstairs, Behind Cafeteria
Photos judged "too beautiful" for originally planned display.
 
REMINDER
    We are all descended from the
    same dysfunctional couple.
 
Facing Huge Deficits, States
Borrow From Only Reliable
Source of Funding

Native American casinos.
American Lung Association:
33 of 35 Million Californians
Breathing Dirty Air

While stuck in traffic on way to health clubs.
 
ALSO IN THE NEWS
“Bling-Bling” May Be Added to Oxford English Dictionary
“Dude, it’s in,” says new editor.
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