This Week in the Mercury


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Good Morning News!

Posted by Sarah Mirk on Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 9:14 AM

WikiLeaks Bailout! British courts order Julian Assange out on $310,000 bail... Michael Moore (that guy!) explains why he ponied up $20K to free Assange.

Gay Soccer Fans "Should Refrain." The 2022 World Cup is being held in Qatar, where homosexuality is illegal. But FIFA's chief says essentially, "No problemo!"

Asking, Telling: Veterans dismissed under Don't Ask, Don't Tell sue the government.

Berlusconi Lives! Italy's whack prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's rightwing government survives a narrow "vote of confidence". Did you know Berlusconi controls an estimated 90 percent of media in Italy? His Wikipedia entry is full of amazing tales.

Blah Blah Blah Tax Tax Tax: Obama/Bush's tax cut deal heads to the House.

Is Afghanistan too Dangerous for Aid? 100 aid workers have died in Afghanistan this year. What needs to change?

Happy People Holding Hands: Study finds that people who live in walkable communities are happier.

Do You Care About the Golden Globes? The nominations are out! Wahoo.

Portland Police Pay $338,000 to Pedestrian: An officer checking his in-car computer for new dispatch orders crashed into an 81-year-old woman last year.

Uh... Apparently Laser Pointer Injuries are Real. A Tigard man gets three years in prison for shining a laser pointer in a deputy's eyes, causing "permanent damage."

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