Jewish World Review August 30, 2006 / 6 Elul, 5766
And now for the important news ....
By Argus Hamilton
The Los Angeles Times on Monday ran a front-page photo of Farrah Fawcett at the Emmy Awards instead of a photo of the Comair disaster in Kentucky. The decision was a no-brainer. Research shows that a train wreck sells more newspapers than a plane crash.
The Ryder Cup golf team flew to Ireland for early practice Monday. They love golf there. Ireland has a statue of Bill Clinton swinging a golf club in the Limerick town square, not for the golf he promoted but for the limericks he inspired.
Tom Cruise cut a deal with Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder Monday to finance his movie production company. It sent a scary message to taxpayers. You can creep out everybody in Hollywood and Washington will never cut off your funding.
Walter Cronkite was scheduled to appear on the CBS Evening News on Katie Couric's first night as anchor. His endorsement matters. Walter Cronkite was once considered the most trusted man in America, a position held today by a Boulder crime scene investigator.
Boulder prosecutors dropped charges against John Mark Karr Monday in the JonBenet case. His DNA didn't match and he was in Alabama at the time of the murder. O.J. Simpson called the Larry King Show to complain that white guys get all the alibis.
Senator Barack Obama was cheered like a rock star in his dad's homeland of Kenya Monday. It's a tradition for Democrats to visit the old country. Hillary Clinton gets the same hero's welcome when she speaks at the annual Bank Robbers Convention.
Iran showed off missiles during war games in the Persian Gulf Sunday. They were made in North Korea. Last month's testing shows if these missiles are ever launched from inside Iran, they are going to save Israel a lot of round-trip flights.
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