- Wood won't go back to Iraq, says family - National - smh.com.au:
The latest announcement follows a warning from a spokesman for Sheik Taj el-Din al Hilaly that Mr Wood would be in grave danger if he chose to return to Iraq after calling his captors 'arseholes'.
- Time to silence the Deci-belles? - Tennis - Sport - smh.com.au: "One of the loudest of the modern grunters is defending women's champion Maria Sharapova, who, according to The Sunday Times, makes a 100-decibel grunt, roughly the same volume as small aircraft landing nearby."
- Bar wants right to block men | BALANCING ACT | Breaking News 24/7 - NEWS.com.au (21-06-2005):
AN inner-city bar in Melbourne wants its staff to have the right to refuse entry to men when they outnumber women. The owners of Chaise Lounge, in Queen St, have applied for an Equal Opportunity Act exemption, allowing the venue to enforce a strict 50/50 male and female ratio.Unless this is pure spin, it sounds like the bar is trying to claim a 50/50 reasoning but they're only wanting to refuse entry to men. Before you do anything else, try the turn-about: consider the outcry when women are barred from entering clubs.
- Senate boss blasts PM's monarchy - National - smh.com.au:
The Australian Parliament has deteriorated into a form of elective monarchy where the Prime Minister 'rules all he surveys', says the most senior public servant in the Senate, Harry Evans.Yep, we have a democratic dictatorship, not a democracy.
- Festival hit by video piracy as cinemagoers caught in the act - Entertainment:
One patron was shooting with a camcorder ... The other case involved a mobile phone camera. Shocking stuff. I just can't wait for that high-quality pirate copy created by recording off a projection onto a camcorder.
- Workers escape freak wombat accident unharmed. 21/06/2005. ABC News Online. They hit a wombat in their ute, crashed through a guard rail, launched off the bridge, landed in a tree, then the whole lot fell out of the tree into a creek. Mental note: stop compaining about my commute.
- Saddam misses Ronald Reagan, US soldiers say. 21/06/2005. ABC News Online:
'He said, 'I wish things were like when Ronald Reagan was still president',' said one of the soldiers who guarded him.
- Schapelle sacks her Indonesian legal team - World - smh.com.au:
Schapelle Corby has fired her entire Indonesian legal team after allegations they had planned to bribe judges hearing her appeal against her 20-year jail sentence for drug smuggling./ Bakir cuts all ties with Corby - World - smh.com.au
- BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Flooding causes Glastonbury chaos. See also: drreagan's photos at Glastonbury, the first casualties!
- Netcraft: Lax Security Cited in Massive Credit Card Data Theft:
Inadequate security at credit card processor CardSystems Solutions Inc. is being blamed for a break-in that has exposed more than 40 million credit card accounts to potential theft. The company says the system compromise was discovered May 22, after a MasterCard inquiry into a wave of fradulent transactions.
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