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 NO. 457 “Expect the Ironic” JUNE 15 - 21, 2009 

June 8
June 22
TELEVISION ENDS ANALOG BROADCASTS
Many viewers without converter boxes say they're happy with change (shown), won't make switch.
 
WORLD NEWS
Chinese Uighur Detainees May Be Headed to Island Nation of Palau
Some fear their coming here, others fear their return to China; in Palau they'll be treated as international celebrities.
Venezuela Bans Coke Zero
“How can it have no calories yet taste so good!” fumes an incredulous Hugo Chavez.
 
FINE ART
Nude Mona Lisa Shakes Up Art World
If authentic, worth “twice as much” as clothed version, say experts.
U. S. NEWS
White House Reacts to Reemergence of Far Right Extremist Groups
Adds three more food tasters.
Health Care Debate Heats Up
Between those who see it as a right and those who see it as a perk.
Obama Auto Task Force Says
Public Has “Reasonable Probability” of Getting Its Money Back

“Slight possibility” that would occur in this century.
 
REMINDER
  Don't text and operate a drone at the same time.
 
Poll: 52% of Republicans Can't
Name Who Speaks for Party

But they support them 100%.
Congress Gives FDA Regulatory Control Over Cigarettes
Gives MLB regulatory control over chewing tobacco.
 
POLITICS
Minnesota: Coleman Ordered to Pay Franken's Legal Bills
And buy 100 copies of “Stuart Smalley Saves His Family.”
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