Friday, March 12, 2004

In Other News... 

-No Fenway Franks on opening day for catholic Red Sox fans, as it falls on Good Friday. I remember a few years ago when Cardinal Law gave a special dispensation for the consumption of corned beef on St. Patrick's Day when it fell on a Friday during Lent. An archiocese spokesman hopes that the scheduling was merely an oversight, since otherwise it would be "very insensitive to the huge number of people who are Christians and fans." And the catholic church is never insensitive. And of course by "Christians" he meant "catholics." Because the catholic church would never presume to dictate what other religions should do.

-Fifteen of 25 vehicles have qualified for the DARPA self-navigating unmanned vehicle competition in the Mojave Desert. The competition for the $1 million prize will be held tomorrow.

-A woman in Utah has been charged with one count of first degree criminal homicide and one count of child endangerment after refusing a recommended cesarean section for her twins. This should create some interesting discussion in Monday's Criminal Law class.

-NASA chief Sean O'Keefe has stated to a Senate hearing yesterday that no repair mission to the Hubble telescope would be feasible, due to the safety requirements put in place since the shuttle Columbia explosion. Is his ultimate goal to scrap the Hubble or to loosen the safety requirements?

-New show to check out tonight: Wonderfalls. Reviews and previews here, here, here, here and here , and the official website is here. Tim Minear, formerly of Firefly and Angel is executive producing, the main character is a brilliant but antisocial slacker with a degree in philosophy and a job in a Niagara Falls gift shop, her sister is a successful immigration attorney and semi-out lesbian, and seemingly inanimate objects speak! What else could you need?

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Posted by Beth Henderson at 2:02 PM