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MILESTONES
100 Years Ago: Re-Enactment Of Louisiana Purchase
On Dec. 20, 1903, a group of local actors gathered in New Orleans to re-enact the transfer of the Louisiana Territory from France to the United States; last week, a group of local actors (shown) celebrated that re-enactment by re-enacting it.
 
ENTERTAINMENT
TV Ratings, Movie Grosses,
DVD Sales Down

Popular entertainment may be “on the way out,” says one analyst.
Paris Hilton Show Clobbers Bush
Interview in TV Ratings

Viewers seeking depth, intelligence.
It's a Wonderful Life Voted Top Christmas Movie Of All Time
Film about man who commits suicide is a perennial favorite.
ENVIRONMENT
Report: Earth Warming at
Faster Pace

So it's not you.
 
SCIENCE
Latest Scientific Breakthrough Renders Everything Obsolete
We're being replaced by a higher life form.
 
30,000-Year-Old
Dolls Found in
German Cave

No-Sex-Until-You-Bring-Me-Carcass-of-Wooly-Mammoth Barbie believed earliest evidence of modern civilization.
 
HEALTH / MEDICINE
Survey: 11% Fewer
Teens Using Drugs

Most now prefer alcohol, glue.
Simian Genome Decoded
One surprise: monkeys share gene with humans that controls belief in Santa Claus.

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