William Katz: Urgent Agenda
JUNE 24, 2010
LYNN, Ind., June 23 (UPI) -- An Indiana coffin maker specializing in plus-sized orders said business is booming amid the recession because of the obesity epidemic.
Remember, there's an up side to everything.
JUNE 23, 2010
DENVILLE, N.J., June 22 (UPI) -- The principal of a New Jersey high school said eight sets of twins will be among the seniors walking down the aisle at graduation. William Cleffi, principal of Morris Knolls High School in Denville, N.J., said the number of twins scheduled to walk down the aisle Wednesday is only two sets short of a Guinness World Record, The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger reported Tuesday. "It's very unusual," Cleffi said. "We've had multiples before, but it's usually been two or three (sets)."
Only one thought crosses our mind: Double tuition, double tuition, double tuition.
JUNE 22, 2010
From The New York Times: One day next month every student at Loyola Law School Los Angeles will awake to a higher grade point average. But it’s not because they are all working harder. The school is retroactively inflating its grades, tacking on 0.333 to every grade recorded in the last few years. The goal is to make its students look more attractive in a competitive job market.
Just what we need. Not only will we have more lawyers, but lawyers with inflated grades. What a concept!
JUNE 21, 2010
KNYSNA, South Africa, June 20 (Reuters) - France’s World Cup campaign descended into chaos on Sunday with a row between captain Patrice Evra and a fitness coach, a boycott of a training session and the resignation of a senior team official. All this came a day after striker Nicolas Anelka was sent home for insulting coach Raymond Domenech at halftime of a 2-0 defeat by Mexico on Thursday in Polokwane that left France on the verge of an embarrassing group stage exit...The furore prompted President Nicolas Sarkozy to step in, asking his sports minister to prolong her stay in South Africa to speak to the captain and coach on Monday.
As they say, the French are different.
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