10/05: Morning Communique
CITY PAGES BLOGS
Was anyone else shocked when Bush nominated Madame to be the next Supreme Court justice?
About 1.5 percent of the $1.6 billion awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for Hurricane Katrina recovery contracts has gone to minority businesses, less than a third of the 5 percent normally required.
A vow of abstinence is a part of a sentence imposed on a 17-year-old female drug offender by Texas state district judge Lauri Blake.
Popular students appear to be more likely to take up smoking than their less popular peers, a new study of sixth and seventh graders in Southern California shows.
MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY
Hates Pete Rose, loves Arrested Development and the New Pornographers... just a glimpse into the World of B.
Kevin Smith trying to revive his career: Clerks 2: The Passion of the Clerks
FREEDOM OF SPEECH
"She's the first Supreme Court nominee whose eyeliner is thicker than her curriculum vitae."
-- Blogger J. Michael Luttig, on Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers
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