Jewish World Review July 12, 2006 / 16 Tamuz, 5766
And now for the important news ....
By Argus Hamilton
Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig denied Jose Canseco's charge that Major League Baseball is run like the Mafia. Appearances are deceiving. It's just a coincidence that everyone in baseball has developed a short neck from shrugging in front of Senate subcommittees.
Mexico's Felipe Calderon won Mexico's presidential election by less than one percent of the vote last week. The losing candidate is claiming vote fraud and he demands a recount. His name is Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, or Al Gore for short.
Virginia Governor Tim Kaine exonerated colonial subject Grace Sherwood this week. Three hundred years ago she was convicted of being a witch after trial by water. The same thing happened just last year to Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco.
France lost the World Cup Sunday after Zinedine Zidane was ejected for head-butting. The Algerian on the French team rammed into the Saudi Arabian on the Italian team. It's a rivalry as old as New York City Cab versus New York Yellow Cab.
Pirates of the Caribbean starring Johnny Depp set an opening weekend record at the box office Sunday. Entire families stood in line for the midnight shows wearing pirate costumes. The children looked so cute in their gas station uniforms.
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