Jewish World Review Dec. 31, 2004 / 19 Teves, 5765
important news ....
US Airways asked workers in Philadelphia to work without pay
tonight in baggage handling. They expect people to lift heavy bags
and heave them onto the conveyor belt for free. Unfortunately,
they are one state too far north to get away with that.
Thailand government seismologists recorded the earthquake
that hit Indonesia and started the tidal wave. They decided not to
issue a warning. It's good to know that former CIA Director George
Tenet's been able to find some consulting work.
U.N. official Jan Egeland on Tuesday urged rich nations to
help the countries hit by Sunday's tidal wave. Hundreds of
tourists remain missing. It brought home the reality to Americans
that the airport isn't always the worst part of the trip.
Bill Clinton told the BBC Tuesday that the aid effort in
South Asia must be led by somebody. Let's guess who he means. The
job requires somebody caring, somebody who needs the camera time
and somebody who's not offended by the polygamy practiced in the region.
David Beckham and Posh Spice hosted a christening party in
London Tuesday to salute the birth of their son. The proud father
announced that the infant will be baptized but said he doesn't
know yet if it will be in a church, in a temple or in a mosque.
Never was a child more genetically pre-disposed to be a network
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