William Katz: Urgent Agenda
JUNE 16, 2010
From AP: RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - The desert kingdom whose oil reserves help fuel the world has developed its first car — an SUV that named after nimble desert deer found in Saudi Arabia. The Ghazal 1, the product of at least two years of work at the country's King Saud University, was unveiled Monday night by King Abdullah at a ceremony at the King Saud University.
I'd like to be around when the first Saudi woman tries to buy one.
JUNE 15, 2010
(Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is offering parents a cure for children who don't want to go to sleep. Have them watch his televised speeches. In a television appearance on Thursday to extol the virtues of a portable computer his socialist government plans to introduce at public schools, Chavez said youngsters had stopped him in the street to tell him they saw him on television. "It seems that there are mothers here who, instead of putting their kids to sleep with cartoons, put them to sleep with Chavez," he said.
Still not as accomplished as Obama, who can put adults to sleep as well.
JUNE 14, 2010
MIAMI BEACH, Fla., June 13 (UPI) -- A Miami Beach, Fla., mansion, listed for $25 million when it was finished in 2009, has sold for $16 million, a real estate agent said. The mansion was sold to a German businessman, The Miami Herald reported, but the agent, Nelson Gonzalez of Esslinger Wooten Maxwel, declined to identify him. The German will not move to Miami Beach to live in the mansion, Gonzalez told the newspaper. "It's a vacation home."
Will they keep him out of Miami society because he bought at a discount?
JUNE 13, 2010
LAKE FOREST, Calif. (AP) - The bride wore white. The guests wore orange smocks. A southern California couple were married Saturday in front of more than 100 guests at a Home Depot store where they work. The wedding party for 56-year-old Carolyn Weatherly and Audwin Mosby, who's 55, marched down an aisle of light bulbs, grills and paint to the outdoor garden section, where a wedding arbor and stage had been built from the store's lumber and supplies.
I understand that the weddings at Staples are more elegant.
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