In the news...
The Cleveland City Council is considering a law that would require Ice Cream Vendors to pass background checks. With the access they have to kids its considered a very good idea.
A Seattle high school wind instrument ensemble was banned from playing an instrumental version of "Ave Maria" on the grounds it was too religious. The students picked the song for its beauty not religious message. A saxophonist at the school was the first to complain.
Samsung will launch cell phone with a breathalizer attached. The LP4100 will be used to thwart off "drunk dialing" (and maybe getting behind the wheel??)
According to the LA Times among the 100 new terms that are making their first appearance in the new edition of Merriam-Webster's collegiate Dictionary are "unibrow", "biodisel", "bird flu", "bling", "drama queen" and "mouse potato", slang for someone who spends a lot of time on the computer.
Everyday the Transportation Security administration confiscates some 30,000 lighters at airport checkpoints. - Time
Kate Moss, busted on camera snorting cocaine lost a few gigs. You'd figure her 7 Mil a year salary would be hurt? Think again, she is on track to make 18 Million this year alone due to new contracts with Calvin Klein, Virgin Mobile and others. - New York Post
The Crips, Bloods and other notorious street gangs that once could only be found in major cities now operate in some 2,500 other smaller towns. They used the world wide web to show off their exploits - A.P.
Americans will spend 22 Billion on Luxury bathrooms this year - about 10 times what the federal government will spend on AIDS research. - Washington Post