Friday, August 1, 2008

Morning headlines

Posted By on Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 2:52 PM

MARS DROUGHT DOWNGRADED: Scientists find and sample water from the Martian surface, and will spend the next several weeks studying whether it could support life.

TED STEVENS: Not giving up without a slow, creaky fight.

COLBERT: Offers a "rare apology" to Canton, Ga., for calling the town "crappy," adding that he meant to call Canton, Kan., crappy: "How many Canton, Kan. residents does it take to screw in a lightbulb? None. They don't use lights because they don't want to see where they live."

RUNOFF: Congressional Quarterly summarizes the uphill battle ahead of whoever wins Tuesday's Democratic primary runoff in the U.S. Senate race to unseat Saxby Chambliss.

316: Won't toll for thee.

HEADLINE NUDES: Lavonia buys the town's only strip club with $1 million of taxpayer money, closes it and burns down its billboards.

LINGERIE: Included, along with bras, garter belts and hosiery, among the items exempt from sales taxes in this weekend's statewide tax holiday. WSB-TV makes the distinction, however, that only sexy lingerie is exempt:


UNEMPLOYMENT: U.S. rate hits a four-year high in July as employers cut 51,000 jobs. But who's going to operate the giant computer-chip-gear machine that makes red lightning bolts?

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