Jewish World Review Oct. 4, 2004 / 19 Tishrei, 5765
important news ....
Talledega Racetrack was picketed by civil rights groups
Friday. There are no black NASCAR drivers in the race. Protest
leaders are upset because NASCAR won't recognize slow-speed
freeway chases around the Los Angeles basin as qualifying laps.
The New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals are favored to
meet in the World Series. They have the two biggest fan bases in
America. To get any press coverage during this World Series, John
Kerry and George Bush would have to elope to Vermont.
John Kerry kept his debate answers short and crisp Thursday
to the amazement of staff and supporters. That three-minute clock
with the red and yellow lights really seemed to help him. Teresa
just had one installed on the bathroom mirror.
The Wall Street Journal's Al Hunt wrote Wednesday that Bill
Clinton is getting in shape to campaign for John Kerry in the
final days before the November election. How badly does Bill needs
to get out of the house? Hillary is starting to look good.
Teresa Heinz Kerry attended fundraisers in Southern
California Wednesday and did a little networking the next day in
Beverly Hills. It didn't go the way she wanted. Three agents told
her they could maybe get her a walk-on role as a maid.
SpaceShipOne launched in the Mojave Desert Wednesday in an
attempt to win a ten million dollar prize for private rocket
design. The space ship is powered by rubber and laughing gas.
Throw in a banjo and you have the Steve Martin Starter Kit.
Monster Cable on Tuesday purchased the naming rights to
Candlestick Park in San Francisco and the stadium is now Monster
Park. The name could backfire. Most people raised during the Cold
War think Monster Park was the founder of North Korea.
The U.S. State Department announced Thursday that Syria has
agreed to tighten its border with Iraq. It's in their national
interest. Syria was alarmed last spring when ten percent of its
labor force didn't show up for work on Cinco de Mayo.
Wall Street fell Thursday on news of Nigerian rebels
threatening to halt the flow of oil. Crude advanced past fifty
dollars per barrel. It made everybody wistful for the good old
days when crude advances meant that Hillary was out of town.
Merck pharmaceuticals recalled its arthritis drug Vioxx Thursday after it was found by the FDA to increase the risk of heart attacks. The company stock plunged on the news. The night before, Martha Stewart's lawyer saved her another six months in prison by wrestling the cell phone out of her hand before she could press Sell.
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