June 19, 2003

DRIVE-BY: Wrapping Up the News of the Day

GREENPEACE AND SIERRA CLUB FUND RAISING UP IN SMOKE IN SUMMERHAVEN

Wildfire Burns 200 to 250 Homes in Southern Arizona Mountain Hamlet

TUCSON, Ariz. June 19
A wildfire driven by winds up to 60 mph roared through a southern Arizona mountain community Thursday, burning 200 to 250 homes, a fire official said.

It took less than an hour for the fire to tear through an area of Summerhaven with about 500 homes, burning some and sparing others, said Larry Humphrey, commander of the team directing the fight against the fire.


GROUP HUG FOR BENTON HARBOR DECLARED BY MICHIGAN GOV. JENNY GRAHOLM. COMMUNITY WARMS UP TO COOLING DOWN.

Michigan Gov. Granholm Urges Healing After Surveying Riot-Torn City of Benton Harbor

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. June 19
Gov. Jennifer Granholm urged healing and reconciliation Thursday after surveying the damage from two nights of rioting and meeting with leaders in this city plagued by poverty and racial tensions.

"The state must wrap its arms around this community," Granholm said.


EVERYBODY NAMED LUSTER TO RECEIVE EXTRA SCRUTINY FROM FBI FROM NOW ON. NO EXCEPTIONS.

FBI Brings Max Factor Heir and Convicted Rapist Andrew Luster Back to U.S. From Mexico


FOOLS RUSH IN WHERE FOOLS HAVE BEEN BEFORE

Wary Mideast Foes Await Powell in Peace Rescue Bid

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Secretary of State Colin Powell, due Friday for a mission to save a peace plan, vowed to lean hard on wary Israelis and Palestinians to follow the "road map" but further violence underlined the obstacles ahead.


THERE MAY ALWAYS BE AN ENGLAND, BUT WHO'D WANT TO WORK THERE?
'Tax rich more' says minister

High earners should pay more tax so that those on middle and low incomes can pay less, a government minister [in England] is set to argue.

Posted by Van der Leun at June 19, 2003 8:31 PM
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