December 8th, 2004

Scorpion

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Did I mention I ran into Norton at the gas station yesterday? And by that, I mean I literally almost got into a car accident with him (it was crowded, etc.) Heh. Not sure if he knew it was me.

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Scorpion

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'Amnesty International reports that women and girls are being targeted in conflicts around the world while the authorities do little or nothing to prevent it.'

Howard Kurtz blasts Tommy Thompson for holding his tongue until he was out of office. Also included: Dr. Rice getting her proper credit, the war against 'anonymice,' and a hidden tidbit about... Rove's dating history.

What can you do about the administration making abortions harder and harder to get? How about starting an abortion fund locally?

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Outrageous: 27 of the 56 schools with bowl-bound college football teams graduated less than half their players, a study released Tuesday shows.

"In Japan, the internet has been blamed for a spate of group suicides which appear to have been arranged in online chat rooms."

Heavy (and shady) loans by Warren Jeffs's Fundamentalist Mormon sect causes a bank to collapse.

[EDIT: new links added in comments section, most recent - 11:33 am.]
Scorpion

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I heard it on NPR:

1.) DIY Movement Spurs New Generation of Crafters
Gen-X knitters, beaders and other craftspeople emerged from the DIY, or do-it-yourself, movement. Now, they are selling their homemade tchotchkes online, at boutiques and at craft fairs.

2.) Report Suggests Remote Object Had Warmer Past
Quaoar is a huge ball of frozen rock and ice beyond Pluto that was discovered two years ago. A new report in Nature says Quaoar's ice must have been warmed at some point; the question is how. NPR's David Kestenbaum reports.

3.) Three Female Icons Retire from Soccer
Three famous players for the U.S. women's soccer team retire: Joy Fawcett, Julie Foudy, and Mia Hamm. They helped the team win two Olympic gold medals and two world championships.