strange headlines and whatnot

JAMES A. LANDAU Netscape. Just the Net You Need. JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM
Mon May 19 21:34:37 UTC 2008

The following are from the Wall Street Journal, at

We Blame Global Warming
"ICE Halts Trading for Three Hours"--headline, Financial News Online, May 16

Lou Dobbs Bait
"Vatican: It's OK to Believe in Aliens"--headline, Associated Press, May 13

They Can't Get Fake IDs?
"Faculty Help Sought for Student Alcohol Abuse"--headline, University Times (University of Pittsburgh faculty and staff newspaper), May 15

They're Losing Too Many Patients to the Mayo Clinic
"Sandwich Rehab Hospital Cuts Jobs"--headline, Cape Cod Times (Hyannis, Mass.), May 13

How Do You Stop an Alligator From Charging?
"Gator Accused of Using Dead Woman's Credit Card"--headline, USA Today Web site, May 9

The Devil Rays Can't Explain It, but They'll Take It
"Dying Bats in the Northeast Remain a Mystery"--headline, U.S. Geological Survey press release, May 9

News for Pessimists
"School Half Empty Despite Arrests in Bomb Threat"--headline, Naperville (Ill.)
Sun, May 15

World's Biggest Boat
"Boat Carrying Myanmar Aid Sinks; Toll Climbs Beyond 28,000"--headline, Associated Press, May 11

Sergeant Friday Cleared
"Police Identify Tucson Man Killed by Officer Monday"--headline, Arizona Daily Star (Tucson), May 13

News of the Tautological
• "Salt Removal May Make Desalination More Viable"--headline, Waste & Wastewater News, May 8

• "Study: Gays More Likely to Buy Gay-Friendly Brands"--headline, Media Daily News, May 14

News You Can Use
• "Recession Got You Down? Marketers Want to Help"--headline, Advertising Age, May 12

• "Avoid Traffic: Take a Helicopter to the Hamptons"--headline, New York Sun, May 14

• "Price of Cocaine Much Lower Than in '80s"--headline, San Diego Union-Tribune, May 11

• "Hearing Frogs Is Often Easier Than Seeing Them"--headline, Ann Arbor (Mich.) News, May 12

• "Reaching for the Stars Carries Big Risk"--headline, Los Angeles Daily News, May 12

• "Meteorites Could Reseed Life on Devastated Earth"--headline,, May 16

           James A. Landau
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           Northrop-Grumman Information Technology
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