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5 September 2005

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Volume IV, Number 106
William Rehnquist’s Death Changes Little on the Supreme Court -- William Rehnquist lost his battle with thyroid cancer over the week-end, and the focus in Washington moves slightly away from Hurricane Katrina to the punditry of judicial appointments. With President Bush’s announcement that he would like John Roberts to succeed Chief Justice Rehnquist as top judge in the nation, Mr. Bush rendered much of the speculation meaningless. An arch-conservative will be replaced by a man who appears to be an arch-conservative, meaning it’s much ado about nothing.

Foreign Aid Flows into American South -- Whenever there is a disaster in the world, the US is among the donors (usually among the most generous, but not always). And there is always some nationalist (nationalism being a malignant form of patriotism) who complains that it’s always America that helps and when disaster hits the US, the rest of the world doesn’t do anything. So to set the record straight, the US State Department says it has received help or offers of help in the wake of Hurricane Katrina from the following 60 of so countries:

Australian Court Rules Against Kazaa in Copyright Case -- Kazaa, the peer-to-peer computer service, just lost a case in Australia where Federal Court Judge Murray Wilcox ruled that the users of Kazaa were breaching copyright laws. The ruling said that the developer, Sharman Networks, hadn’t violated copyright, but the Judge also said that the software it had developed aided others in the violation of copyright. An appeal is on its way.

Jerry Rice Ends 20-Year NFL Career -- American football is a rather ugly and unlovable game, but there is one play that gives the game a beauty and excitement that other variations of soccer (rubgy, Aussie Rules, etc.) never achieve – the forward pass. The receivers who grab the awkwardly shaped ball from mid-air while avoiding a punishing assault upon landing are the game’s one saving grace. The best of that lot, Jerry Rice, gave up football at the age of 42 today, and he goes out on top.

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