William Katz: Urgent Agenda
APRIL 21, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) -- A Somali teenager arrived to face what are believed to be the first piracy charges in the United States in more than a century, smiling but saying nothing as he was led into a federal building under heavy guard.
Wait. He'll be invited to all the right parties, and get a book contract.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A cartel engaged in Mexico's deadly drug wars has told its members to avoid heavy drinking and using narcotics and live a clean family life as it tries to build a well-run criminal organization, police say.
There's no substitute for good management.
APRIL 20, 2009
BULVERDE, Texas (AP) -- Felix "Doc" Blanchard, the 1945 Heisman Trophy winner and Army's Mr. Inside in one of college football's most famous backfields, has died. He was 84. Blanchard's daughter, Mary Blanchard, told The Associated Press late Sunday night in a phone interview that her father died of pneumonia at home in Bulverde, a small town in central Texas, earlier in the day.
For those of us of a certain age, he was one of the names we memorized as kids. Glenn Davis and Doc Blanchard were football legends in the days when "legend" meant something. Glenn Davis died four years ago.
LONDON (Reuters) - Overweight people eat more than thin people and are more likely to travel by car, making excess body weight doubly bad for the environment, according to a study from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
There's news - overweight people eat more than thin people. Would you like to estimate the cost of that research?
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