William Katz: Urgent Agenda
TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 29 (UPI) -- Police in Florida say a man was arrested after dropping small plastic bags containing marijuana and cocaine into a bank deposit canister with $200 in cash. Tallahassee police said Wachovia Bank employees called authorities about 4:30 p.m. June 24 to report a man in a white sport utility vehicle in the bank's drive-through lanes had sent a canister containing $200, a deposit slip and two plastic bags -- one containing marijuana and one containing white powder -- the Tallahassee Democrat reported Monday.
Given the value of our currency, maybe he was saying something we all should hear.
MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2009
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- The catchy slogan, ''Kicking the habit is on you, and marriage is on us,'' is meant to entice young grooms to give up smoking by offering an attractive incentive. And, indeed, hundreds have expressed interest in the first anti-smoking drive of its kind in the kingdom, with one man saying he is ready to take up smoking just to be eligible for the grand prize -- an all-expenses-paid wedding.
Every time you gas up, you now know what you're paying for.
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - An overeager crowd in the Hungarian capital thwarted low-cost airline Wizz Air's attempt to release 1,000 balloons for its fifth anniversary celebrations when they caught wind of the freebies attached. Onlookers spied coupons worth 10,000 forints ($49.45) attached to each balloon and a free-for-all of popping and grabbing commenced before the balloons could be officially released from a giant net in the center of Budapest.
Al Gore is urging the crowd to use the $49.45 to buy carbon credits.
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