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 NO. 384 “Expect the Ironic” JANUARY 21 - 27, 2008 

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  BUSH OBSERVES LOCAL CUSTOMS IN SAUDI ARABIA
 
  Shown (left to right): holding hands; exchanging kisses; beheading jaywalker.
 
WORLD NEWS
Bush Praises Egypt on “Progress Toward Greater Political Openness”
Mubarak promises even more openness when all opponents are dead or in prison.
 
ART
Priceless 2500-Year-Old Euphronius Krater Finally Returns to Rome
Exultant Italian curators immediately go to work scratching out “Made in Greece.”
U. S. NEWS
Bush Proposes Economic Stimulus Package
Money will help people pay for car they're living in.
Stocks Extend Plunge as Fed Reports Unexpected Manufacturing Decline
To zero.
 
REMINDER
  If we preserve habeas corpus, the terrorists will have won.
 
White House Takes Lead in Recycling
Sets good example by erasing then reusing all computer tapes of emails sent between October, 2003 and October, 2005.
U.S. Records 45-Year High in Births
Led by Spears family.
 
LIFESTYLE
Study: Consumers Get More Pleasure From Same Wine at Higher Price
Oil companies raise gas prices to enhance drivers' enjoyment.
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