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— PBS journalist Bill Moyers.

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Editor’s Notes

Greed and Gouge Unlimited
are preparing another ambush

Just because the price of gas has dropped slightly is no reason for the driving public to let down their guard. — 267 words.

Humour in the Court
of Judge Harold Wright

One potato, two potato, three potato, four

HOW TO STAY FIT AFTER 50 — 171 words.

Health Watch
Extra-virgin olive oil
may match Ibuprofen

Researchers have found that a chemical in extra-virgin olive oil has anti-inflammatory properties similar to those found in ibuprofen. — 233 words.

From the desk of Mike ‘The Hammer’ Garvin
GM in aggressive bid to lead the market
in fuel-cell powered vehicles by 2012

General Motors is planning on having vehicles powered by fuel cells in dealership showrooms by 2012. GM's target is presently the most aggressive of any other car manufacturer. — 147 words.

Iraq oil strike called off
as Baghdad agrees to talk

Iraq's oil unions ended their strike, which was to restart Monday and include oil exports, after a government committee was formed to address demands. — 310 words.

EU moves toward ending freeze on Cuba
in a move that would end ‘cocktail wars’

The European Union is studying resuming contacts with Cuba, which were halted after a crackdown on dissidents on the communist-run island in 2003, diplomats said Monday. — 409 words.

AP Interview: Chavez connects with poor
as he puts human face on his ‘revolution’

The Toyota 4Runner pulled to a stop on the country road and a tinted window rolled down. Passers-by gawked, then broke into a run, screaming "president!" when they realized Hugo Chavez was at the wheel. "I love you!" cried a middle-aged woman with tears in her eyes, thrusting a fistful of flowers into the car. — 912 words.

Hitchens appalled at Paris Hilton media brutality
Siege of Paris: The creepy populism
surrounding high-profile defendants

There is a huge trapdoor waiting to open under anyone who is critical of so-called "popular culture" or (to redefine this subject) anyone who is uneasy about the systematic, massified cretinization of the major media. — 1023 words.

Bolivia president
slams soccer ban

Andean countries have vowed to fight a ban by FIFA on high-altitude soccer matches, with Bolivian President Evo Morales saying it amounted to discrimination against mountainous countries. — 559 words.

China eyes hydropower
as important energy source

BEIJING , June 11 (UPI) — With increasing demand and diminishing resources, China's National Climate Change Program pegs hydro power as an important energy source. — 206 words.

Yahoo's China policy rejected
along with human rights group

LONDON , BBC, UKYahoo shareholders have rejected plans for the company to adopt a policy that opposes censorship on the internet. — 203 words.

A Fringe Festival play

“ . . . and stockings for the ladies.”
April 15, 1945: British troops liberate Bergen-Belsen

First, a review in The Montreal Gazette — 420 words

Gold will soar to record highs
with titanium as running mate

Larry Edelson of Money and Markets, says, “Gold's looking great! After a brief pullback the last week of June, the yellow metal jumped almost $10 an ounce to well above its recent strong uptrend line that dates back to October of last year.” — 955 words.

Capital makes an end run past Bush
to make big bucks on emissions laws

Nick Hodge of Energy and Capital, says, “If you haven't been following the debate surrounding capping and trading emissions, you're missing out. Not only does it have implications for how the U.S. produces energy, it has the potential to offer a myriad of opportunities for well-informed investors.” — 881 words.

True North Canuck Fact of the Day

Cassettes clipped by compact discs

Pre-recorded cassettes are fast becoming ancient history and compact discs are the culprit. In 1985 cassette sales peaked at 41 million units but as the 20th Century drew to a close, music lovers were buying less than 8 million a year.  CD sales, meanwhile, have more than doubled since 1992.

Trivia compiled by Randy Ray and Mark Kearney. Visit their Web site at: www.triviaguys.com

A book for all seasons

Mark Kearney and Randy Ray, prolific writers of Canadian best sellers, have produced a perfect book for the beach blanket season. Entertaining and informative, it will make you feel good about being a Canadian.

To purchase the book:
Randy Ray
(613) 731-3873

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Carl Dow, Editor and Publisher
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