We've Got Herb, Without the Peaches!
We've got Herb!
! While this is a brilliant bonus for our readers, it is a sad day for
-- losing a favorite link. His farewell column can be found in today's
Hell no! Play-doh can't go!
said that it plans to close its factory in Central Falls, R.I., that employs about 150 people. The factory is its main manufacturer of
. In the
Now you can have a sweet tooth and a sweet stock. The
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
, a Milwaukee-based company "aimed at the gum-chewing, insect-loving, pre-12-year-old market," has filed a statement with the state
Division of Securities
to allow its stock to trade in Wisconsin.
will repurchase $1 billion in shares.
also reports that
is expected to announce Wednesday that it will form a new business organization to leverage all the company's technology related to providing motorists with information.
Perhaps reasoning that the Midwest was just too pure for his tastes, Jay Sevigny, Midwest president for
, will join
as its top executive in New Orleans. In the
formally relaunched the takeover battle for
The Energy Group
yesterday with a 4-billion-pound agreed bid.
According to Janet Bush of the
, "America is the envy of the world. Britain comes a close second." In economic savvy, not dental work.
should move to Australia. The
Sydney Morning Herald
reports that ranchers are destroying the largest number of cattle since the 1970s because of poor returns, and lamb producers are also seeing their meat sales fall.
Tate & Lyle
saw its stock plunge yesterday as the company warned shareholders that profit growth is unlikely this year due to an outbreak of sugar beet disease in its operations in Nebraska. In the
Headlines You Would Never See in an American Newspaper, or Why Johnny Can't Read
Sydney Morning Herald
put great faith in the educational system of Australia when it printed this headline:
Six Degrees of Vituperation
Articles Elsewhere Updates!!!
has mud -- no that would be custard -- on his face. Belgians greeted Bill Gates warmly with the traditional "custard pie-in-the-face" today in Brussels. For more insight into custard pies check out the
or a little bit of custard pie
reports that tart-tossing terrorist Noel Godin, a Belgian who has made a name for himself and a lucrative business out of hurling custard pies in the faces of the rich and famous, may be behind the baked-goods bombardment. Find out more about Noel through some links on
page. Or for those Deutschlanders in the crowd, check out an interview with the "Groucho-Marxisten und die Revolutionary 3 Stooges Brigade" in der
The Brits aren't willing to give the world these beetles. The
Times of London
reports that the British stag beetle is set to join the endangered species list, as the British government seeks to end a lucrative international trade in the insect.
Another Articles Elsewhere Contest!!!
the caption it deserves! In the
South China Morning Post
Unfortunately, all entries must be received by 5 p.m. EST today, Feb. 4, as the
will be updating its site. Entries should include your full name. The winning caption will garner its author a beautiful, first-edition
baseball cap! Send all entries to
And remember ... keep it clean enough to print, kids!