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Social news, from The Times of London: A Bournemouth student emerged this weekend as the unlikely wedge that drove apart a princess and her playboy fiancé, ending one of Europe’s most glamorous royal romances. The wedding of Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Jonas Bergstrom, a lawyer, was called off on Saturday after Tora Uppstrom Berg, a 21-year-old photography student at Arts University College Bournemouth, claimed that she had had an affair with the prince-to-be. “They have decided that the best for them is to go their separate ways,” the palace said in a statement...
This is Sweden? This was supposed to be the free, liberated society? I guess no one told the royals. Of course, under the Swedish welfare system the jilted princess is now eligible for free psychiatric care because of her emotional distress.
APRIL 25, 2010
BESSACARR, England, April 23 (UPI) -- A British mother said she and her partner were shocked when their newborn son came out weighing 13 pounds and 15 ounces. Sharon Needham, 35, of Bessacarr, England, said she and baby Harry's father, Paul Crossland, 51, were stunned to see the size of their baby, which Doncaster Royal Infirmary employees said is the heaviest newborn at the hospital since they began keeping computer records in 1994, the Doncaster Free Press reported Friday.
Question: Under British socialized medicine, does the mother get fined for exceeding the weight goals? Will the government pay for treating only the first 10 pounds of baby?
APRIL 24, 2010
Bulletin from the Daily Beast: John Edwards will testify under oath about his relationship with mistress Rielle Hunter, facing questions about the infamous sex tape and whether he spent campaign funds to hide the relationship.
Under oath? Does that make a difference with John Edwards? An oath to Edwards is just a chance to exercise his right arm.
APRIL 23, 2010
(Reuters) - A third of U.S. teenagers with cell phones send more than 100 texts a day as texting has exploded to become the most popular means of communication for young people, according to new research.
Imagine: Some of those kids will grow up to be president. Imagine what those silly text messages will be worth.
APRIL 22, 2010
LANCASTER, Pa., April 21 (UPI) -- Students at a Pennsylvania college said a time capsule buried in 1990 is proving difficult to locate, despite pictures submitted by an alumnus. The Franklin and Marshall College students said they have been searching for the time capsule since October and hoped pictures recently submitted by an alumnus would lead them to the location, WGAL-TV, Lancaster, Pa., reported Wednesday.
How difficult can this possibly be? And...who digs up a time capsule after only 20 years? Patience, kids. Patience. Wait at least a hundred.
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