Jewish World Review Jan. 6, 2006 / 6 Teves, 5766
And now for the important news ....
By Argus Hamilton
The Texas Longhorns played the USC Trojans in the Rose Bowl
for the national title. It pitted oil money versus real estate
money. Some Washington lobbyists paid as much as thirty-five
cigarettes for seats nearest the guard's television set.
The Rose Bowl was watched by a huge television audience
Wednesday. This game began under a spectacular crimson sunset and
perfect weather. Real estate prices went up fifteen percent by the
end of the game but it still didn't beat the spread.
The Weather Channel showed receding floodwaters in
California after flooding and mudslides and avalanches Monday.
There were no fatalities. Thanks to a new law in California,
everybody sitting on the front porch must be wearing a seat belt.
Lindsay Lohan said Saturday Night Live producer Lorne
Michaels confronted her about her bulimic look when she hosted the
show. He shared his experience. He said if she did not stop using
drugs she was going to have a major motion picture career.
Bolivia inaugurated coca farmer Evo Morales president
Tuesday. He's promised to legalize cocaine production. He knows
young people don't want to touch this diabolical drug, but he
thinks Baby Boomers will relapse once the house is paid for.
New York Governor George Pataki gave his final State of the
State address on Wednesday. He called for greater use of
alternative fuels like ethanol. Only in politics do New Yorkers
pack up and go to Iowa when they are ready for the big time.
Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs was threatened by wildfires burning in Arkansas Wednesday. Firefighters battled to save the historic buildings. The state film commission is hoping that Bathhouse Row will be the set for the sequel to Brokeback Mountain.
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