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AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A playwright seems to have inadvertently sabotaged a deal to have one of his works used on a Texas school exam by going public with a dispute about language. Peter Sagal, who hosts the National Public Radio news quiz "Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me,' said no one told him he had to keep quiet about plans for his play "Game Theory" to become test material, the Fort Worth Star-Telegraph reported. He was told after he blogged about the argument over the phrase "for God's sake" that the play is no longer "secure" test material.
Texas was gracious enough to include this man's play, and apparently he blew it, and is now complaining. According to the story, he apparently thinks Texas is too conservative.
AUGUST 17, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- California-based clothing retailer Gap said skinny jeans for youngsters account for 40 percent of jeans sales for infant and toddler girls. Skinny jeans for tots are now available at Gap stores and other retailers including American Eagle and J. Crew's Crewcuts, the New York Daily News reported Monday.
What's next, Playboy for tots?
AUGUST 16, 2010
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain's advertising watchdog said on Wednesday it had banned a police advertisement encouraging people to report neighbors whose activities raised "suspicions," saying it could offend innocent citizens.
How pathetic. Citizen alerts have prevented some terrorist attacks in the U.S. Another example of a once-fierce Britain in decline. Will there always be an England?
AUGUST 15, 2010
SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) - A man was jailed on charges he robbed a southwestern Pennsylvania supermarket pharmacy while his face was wrapped in medical bandages and a surgical mask. State police said 52-year-old Edward Singer entered the Giant Eagle on Route 31 in Somerset Township about 7 p.m. Wednesday. Police said Singer gave the pharmacist a note that read, "Don't do anything stupid, this is a holdup."
No, don't do anything stupid, like wearing medical bandages and a surgical mask. Nothing like being inconspicuous.
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