John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton
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Ten random things: October 9

Ten things that happened three days after my nephew Matthew was born:

  1. Serial killer Aileen Wuornos executed in Florida
  2. A Serbian court begins a war crimes trial against two former Serbian policemen accused of killing 19 Kosovo Albanian civilians during NATO's 1999 bombing campaign on Yugoslavia
  3. Academy Award-winning documentarian Charles Guggenheim passes away in Washington, D.C.
  4. United Federation of Teachers endorses the re-election of George Pataki as Governor of New York
  5. Pilgrim's Pride Corporation announces the recall of 295,000 pounds of turkey and chicken due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination
  6. Malaysia deports Ahmed Ibrahim Bilal, an American wanted in the United States on suspicion of belonging to a terrorist group
  7. The European Union approves eight East European nations, Cyprus and Malta for admission in 2004
  8. Daniel Kahneman and Vernon Smith win the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences
  9. The Supreme Court hears arguments in Eldred v. Ashcroft, challenging the constitutionality of the 1998 Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act
  10. Sen. Thomas A. Daschle and Rep. Richard A. Gephardt call for the resignation of Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Harvey L. Pitt

My sister complained the other day that my list on Monday made no mention of my nephew Matthew's birthday. True, but my feeling is that by recognizing it three days later in effect extends his birthday by that much, making what would have been a one day celebration into a four day one. Right? Right.

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