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Jewcy Zeitgeist: Gates and Crowley BFF, Lieberman Will Resign if Indicted, and Funny People Tops and Flops

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: Former Philippine President Corazon Aquino passed away over the weekend and thousands gathered in the streets to offer a final farewell. All is apparently hunky-dory between Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates and … Read More

By / August 3, 2009

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

  • Former Philippine President Corazon Aquino passed away over the weekend and thousands gathered in the streets to offer a final farewell.
  • All is apparently hunky-dory between Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates and Boston cop Sgt. James Crowley after last week’s "beer summit" – Gates even joked that he would help Crowley’s kids get into Harvard. That is, if he doesn’t arrest him anymore. Wanna help me get into Harvard? I’d be glad to transfer and I’ll leave the handcuffs at home. [Editor's note: I did my patriotic duty by consuming lots of Bud Light this weekend.]
  • Although he denies any wrongdoing, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has said that he will resign if he is indicted on pending corruption charges.
  • For the first time since last year, Disney Theme Parks are raising admission prices. The one-day, one-park adult ticket is up $4, now costing $79 to enter the park. Ouch. Multi-day and children’s tickets have also gone up.
  • Christian schools in Pakistan have gone on strike in protest over the bloody killings of seven Christians in riots over the weekend.
  • Funny People topped the box office this weekend, but it was a soft lead at best. It still beat out Harry Potter so I’m okay with that.
  • In Wisconsin, the new domestic partnership program has taken effect, allowing same-sex couples to register for the same legal rights as married couples. Baby steps.
  • The remains of Navy Captain Michael Scott Speicher, the first American to be killed in the Persian Gulf War in 1991, have been discovered. He was the only American from that war still missing in action.