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PAGE THREE – JUNE 9 - 15, 2003
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U.S. Sells Naming Rights to Baghdad's Tomb Of the Unknown Soldier
It's now Bechtel Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Controversial New Stamp "Honors" Queen Elizabeth
Artist insists HRH is portrayed wearing gas mask, not feedbag.
Sosa Ejected for Corked Bat
Pitcher tossed for doctoring ball, manager for gambling, teammates for substance abuse, fans for lewd behavior.
Drunk Who Ran on Field and Attacked Ump Signed by White Sox
He'll be used as pinch-runner in late-inning situations.
Habitat for Humanity's Slum Theme
Park Opens in Georgia

Billed as “The Most Depressing Place on Earth.”
120-Year-Old Cambodian Man “Could Care Less” What People Think
Sek Yim (left) ignores “envious gossip” about May-December marriage to much younger Ouk (right), 108.
Summer usually means reruns, but it's also a chance to see, maybe for the only time, pilots for series that didn't get picked up for the regular season. Here are a few to look out for:
“I'm Hmong, He's Mong” (UPN): A sitcom about feuding brothers-in-law, done entirely in Hmong, or Mong. But without any dubbing or subtitles it's a bit confusing, and the deafening laugh track doesn't help.
“The Marlon Brando Show” (E!): Only one episode of this Anna Nicole-inspired reality series was ever taped, but it's understandable, given the moody method actor spends the entire time locked in the bathroom with the water running.
“Face the Nation Primetime” (CBS): Why anyone would want to put newsman Bob Schieffer in a tuxedo and throw him out on a stage with dancers and a full orchestra is beyond me, but this nighttime version of the venerable Sunday morning talk show is worth watching if only for the department store sketch featuring National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
There are others, but these are the best. Happy viewing!

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