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Jewcy Zeitgeist: Fight Against Hunger, Fight Against Global Warming, and Fight Against Oncoming Train

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order:   The annual Pamplona bull-running festival got deadly this year, as a 27-year-old Spanish man was gored to death and 11 others were injured. The G-8 has pledged $20 million dollars to aid in … Read More

By / July 10, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order:

 

  • The annual Pamplona bull-running festival got deadly this year, as a 27-year-old Spanish man was gored to death and 11 others were injured.
  • Going green is getting bigger around the world, as one Belgian town enforces meat-free days and a Sydney suburb bans water bottles, all in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Will it work?
  • A collision between an Amtrak train and a passenger car yesterday outside of Detroit has left five teenagers dead. The 19-year-old driver was apparently driving with a suspended license when the car swerved around a closed railroad gate in an effort to beat the oncoming train. There’s a reason why some people should not have licenses.
  • Penn State, also called "thirteenth grade" at my high school, may be imposing a nearly 10% tuition hike on its students in the wake of last month’s decision to call it a "non-public" institution. Glad I decided to leave the state. (Go Rams.)