Jewish World Review June 27, 2002 / 17 Tamuz, 5762
important news ....
http://www.NewsAndOpinion.com | WorldCom CEO John Sidgmore announced Tuesday that he has uncovered massive accounting fraud in his company's books which padded profits and hid losses from shareholders. He said he wants a full explanation from Arthur Andersen. Unfortunately, that guy on Larry King who can talk to the dead has a two-year waiting list.
Martha Stewart denied she sold her ImClone stock after getting an inside tip from the company CEO. She's CEO of her own company. Add Enron CEO Kenneth Lay to the picture and there can't be any question that what's going on here is racial profiling.
President Bush flew to Arizona on Tuesday to meet with refugees from burned-out areas. It was gratifying. At his White House fitness seminar Saturday, he called upon Americans to run for their lives, and Arizona was the first to answer his call.
President Bush signed legislation Tuesday allowing the U.S. to participate in U.N. efforts to prevent terrorism. Last year, the U.N. kicked the U.S. off the human rights commission and named Syria to the Security Council. At the rate they're preventing terrorism, the U.N. headquarters will be the next building hit by a plane.
Yasser Arafat said Sunday he would agree to the Bill Clinton plan for Mideast peace in order to end all the recent violence. To keep from being assassinated, he sleeps in a different bed every night. That's the Bill Clinton plan in a nutshell.
Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci was convicted of corruption and racketeering, taking bribes, and granting sweetheart deals. His friends are all saying their goodbyes. It looks like he could get four-to-eight years as governor of Louisiana.
The ESPY Awards will be held in Hollywood next week to salute extraordinary athletic achievement in pro sports. It won't dodge issues. In a salute to Jose Canseco, Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire, the trophy is twice the size it was in 1992.