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There is nothing more important to the average American than life, liberty and carry-on luggage.

United Airlines

has joined the growing list of airlines limiting the number of carry-on bags that passengers can bring aboard. In the

Washington Post



San Jose Mercury News

reports that

American Airlines

will have daily nonstop service to and from New York out of Silicon Valley. The flights between San Jose and


will begin July 5.


Chicago Tribune

reports on the debate surrounding a possible third major airport for the Chicago area and why

Southwest Airlines

would pull out of

Midway Airport

if another major airport is built.

"Ken Starr's prosecutors have already written large sections of their report to the House of Representatives on potentially impeachable offenses by President Clinton in the Monica S. Lewinsky matter, and sources close to the investigation said they may also include material related to Clinton's sworn testimony about Arkansas financial dealings." In the

Washington Post

. A note to Mr. Starr: Judging form the picture, maybe you should look into getting an appointment with Monica Lewinsky's hairstylist. "That woman" has incredible hair.


Boston Globe

reports that prospects for Indian gaming in Massachusetts suffered a setback as the Fall River City Council rejected the


tribe's request to construct a high-stakes bingo hall.

"Claiming a breach of contract,

Union Carbide

has sued

Union Pacific Railroad

, becoming the third customer to do so in recent months." In the

Houston Chronicle


Imagine what Cramer could get done in this cab!


has turned Ford Galaxies into mobile offices, equipped with telephone, fax, email, Internet and PC facilities. Check out their Web site at

. In the

Irish Times



San Francisco Chronicle

reports that


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is investing an undisclosed sum in

Quokka Sports

, a company developing ways to deliver sports content over high-speed Internet connections.

Death and taxes. Death and taxes. The

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

reports that

Equity Corp. International


has bought

Schramka Funeral Homes

, one of the Milwaukee area's larger funeral-home operators, in an effort to consolidate the highly fragmented "death care industry."

China's first two state-approved mutual funds -- the Shanghai-listed


fund and Shenzhen-listed


fund -- made a strong debut yesterday, surpassing expectations with rises of at least 35%. In the

South China Morning Post


It looks like the Swiss-American consortium that wanted to build a working replica of the


has hit an iceberg of another nature. The


reports that the South African group that wants to build a full-scale replica "has won the preliminary backing of the original ship's builders, Harland and Wolff of Belfast."

Too far from home to celebrate a proper Seder? Then check out the

Knitting Factory's

Cyber Seder

, starring

Lou Reed

and many others.