The Kensington Review

6 June 2005

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Pentagon Releases Koran Desecration Details Late Friday -- If the Pentagon were as good at fighting as it is a public relations, the Second World War would have ended much differently. Some clown thought it would be a good idea to release all the information about the Koran desecration claims at Guantanamo, Friday evening. The trick is an old one, to bury bad news when the media aren’t watching. But that is a generation out of date. Now, any news put out late Friday is assumed by journalists to be dirty, suspect and probably deceitful.

Blair Shelves Referendum on EU Constitution -- Prime Minister Blair’s office has confirmed that there will not be a referendum on the European Constitution next spring. After the rejection of the treaty by France and the Netherlands, two traditionally pro-Europe countries, a ballot by the Euro-skeptical British would have been a pointless exercise. The Labour government has reserved the right to reconsider, but the Tory opposition is right. This treaty is dead, and the government should say so.

Apple to Switch to Intel Chips -- Apple Computers is switching from IBM processors to those made by Intel. The change is blow, but not a lethal one, to IBM. It is a risk for Apple, as much of its software will need a rewrite. The winner here is Intel, which already has 80% of the chips market.

Shaq Shows Class with Mikan Offer -- There’s something about the Los Angeles Lakers and dominant centers. Recently, it was Shaquille O’Neal. Before him, there was Kareem Abdul Jabbar. And he was preceded by the greatest of all, Wilt Chamberlain. But each of these giants stood on the shoulders of George Mikan. Last week, as the Mikan family tried to arrange for the burial of the NBA’s first great, big man, Mr. O’Neal stepped in to help out with the bills. It was a gesture notable because it shouldn’t be notable. The modern generation of players owes its athletic forefathers, not economically, but morally. Shaq gets it.

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