Friday, August 27, 2010

UNC Probe
The NCAA is expanding its probe of the North Carolina football program to consider allegations that players cheated in their classes. That probe will begin as soon as they can find some players who actually went to class.

Carter Korea
Former President Jimmy Carter has secured the release of an imprisoned U.S. man in North Korea. The man agreed to return to. America only after Carter promised to never run for office ever again.

California Broke
A new report shows that a stunning 80 cents of every government dollar spent in California goes to state employee salaries, benefits and pensions. The other 20 cents goes to protecting the public from Lindsay Lohan.

Blockbuster Broke
Blockbuster video is preparing to file for bankruptcy. To add insult to injury, the bankruptcy judge is asking Blockbuster to just put its arguments up on YouTube and Netflix.

Boeing is delaying delivery of its 787 Dreamliner once again. 10 or 11 more delays and making this jet will be just like trying to fly out of LaGuardia on a Monday morning.

August 27th

1916: Romania declares war against Austria-Hungary, but makes peace with the hyphen.

1991: The European Community recognizes Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as independent states, and as those guys who wore too much cologne at the Hamburg disco.

2003: Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, thanks mostly to an international showering and tooth brushing campaign


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