January 28, 2005

On this date in 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch killing the 7 person crew which included teacher Christa McAuliffe. The Shuttle fleet was grounded until Discovery launched into orbit on September 29, 1988.

Dow Chemical and Merck are among Alternet's list of the 10 worst corporations of 2004. Many of the names on the list make sense, but including Hardee's because of their comically named Monster Thickburger is a bit of a stretch.

Hamas made a strong showing in municipal elections held on Thursday in the Gaza Strip. The poll showed Hamas was likely to take 3 of the 4 biggest districts in Gaza, including 1 where Abbas's dominant Fatah movement had been expected to triumph.

25,946 of the roughly 240,000 Iraqis in the U.S. are registered to vote in this week's election. Eligible voters are those who turned 18 by Dec. 31 and were born in Iraq, are present or former citizens of Iraq or have an Iraqi father.

SBC has announced it has cut the price of its 3mbps DSL plan to $29.99 a month. Their 1.5mbps plan is $10 less per month. Why is it you can get unlimited broadband Internet for $20/month, but most basic cell phone plans are still start around $40/month?

The world's only drive-thru strip club could be yours, if the price is right! Climax Gentleman's Club is currently available on eBay for the bargain price of $299,999.

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