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12 May 2008


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Congressman Fossella Faces Pressure to Quit -- Congressman Vito Fossella is the only Republican in the New York City delegation to the US House, representing Staten Island and part of Brooklyn. In recent days, police in Virginia arrested him for driving while having twice the legal limit of alcohol in his bloodstream, and the press has uncovered a second family he has started in the Washington area. Investigators have started probing the financing of a trip he made to France possibly with “wife” number 2. Now, the pressure on him to bow out with whatever grace he can muster is growing.

Judges’ Reinstatement Splits Pakistan’s Government -- Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced that his Pakistan Muslim League-N is quitting the coalition government in Pakistan. The split has come over the reinstatement of the judges sacked by President Pervez Musharraf late last year. Mr. Sharif wants the judges back with all the powers they had before they were relieved of their offices (quite unconstitutionally). The biggest party, the Pakistan Peoples Party, wants the judge’s powers limited. Mr. Sharif’s 9 ministers will resign from the cabinet tomorrow.

Cablevision Buys Long Island’s Newsday -- Cablevision Systems Corp. is spending $650 million to buy the Long Island newspaper Newsday. It beat out bids by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. and a bid from rival New York paper The Daily News. For the money, Cablevision gets 97% control, while Tribune retains a 3% stake and some real estate assets. But is it a good deal?

Manchester United Wins Premiership on Final Day -- Manchester United won its 10th Premiership title in the league’s 16 year history on the last day of the season yesterday, defeating Wigan 2-0, while runners-up Chelsea drew 1-1 with Bolton. As much as the team is hated here, one must grant that Man U has assembled one of the finest sides ever to grace a soccer pitch. More than that, however, they have the best manager in the game in Sir Alex Ferguson. It was management that won this title.

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