William Katz: Urgent Agenda
JULY 20, 2010
From The Washington Times: Want your baby to resemble your favorite celebrity? A Los Angeles sperm bank is already one step ahead. California Cryobank, a clinic that has been in the fertility business for more than 30 years, has launched a celebrity-inspired service called "Donor Look-A-Like," which allows clients to search for potential donors who mirror certain "actors, athletes, musicians, or anyone else famous enough to be found on the Web."
What happens if the celebrity later becomes involved in a scandal? Can the kid sue the parents for making a poor choice?
JULY 19, 2010
From London's Daily Mail: Mel Gibson is poised to quit the US after selling his mansion near New York. The disgraced Lethal Weapon star, who faces allegations of violence from his Russian former girlfriend, sold the mock Tudor property, known as Old Mill Farm, for £16 million – £10 million less than the asking price.
Also faces allegations – and proof – of racism, anti-Semitism and generally obnoxious behavior. Bye, Mel.
JULY 18, 2010
PISA, Italy, July 17 (UPI) -- Italian doctors say they're amazed by a 3-year-old prodigy who reads newspapers, operates the family's television remote and even gives medical advice.
But his services are not covered by Obamacare because his office is not diverse enough.
JULY 17, 2010
(Reuters) - Indonesia's Muslims learned on Friday they have been praying in the wrong direction, after the country's highest Islamic authority said its directive on the direction of Mecca actually had people facing Africa.
You'd think they'd get this right. Does the word "compass" have any value?
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