William Katz: Urgent Agenda
MAY 19, 2009
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., May 18 (UPI) -- A North Carolina cafe owner said he tackled a robber who claimed to be armed and discovered the man only had a banana -- then the robber ate the evidence.
A real-life variation on Alfred Hitchcock's description of a perfect suspense story - wherein a woman murders her husband by beating him with a leg of lamb, then cooks the lamb and serves it - the murder weapon - to the police.
Our Supreme Court would have divided 5-4.
MAY 18, 2009
BEDFORD, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio man who argued with his grown son over a messy bedroom said he overreacted when he called 911. Andrew Mizsak called authorities Thursday after his 28-year-old son -- who's a school board member in the Cleveland suburb of Bedford -- threw a plate of food across the kitchen table and made a fist at him when told to clean his room.
Twenty-eight? TWENTY-EIGHT? A school-board member? Who throws food across the table? Twenty-eight?
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A prolonged earthquake shook the Los Angeles area on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The USGS, which described the earthquake as "moderate," said the magnitude was 5.0.
Six feature films on the earthquake were commissioned this morning, each one blaming Bush.
LONDON, May 16 (UPI) -- More than a third of British women interviewed for a survey said they bought clothes too small as an incentive to lose weight.
Would someone give me the statistical odds of these clothes ever being worn?
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