February 09, 2005

For the 2nd year in a row, the Patriots took the title but didn't cover the point spread, helping sports books around Nevada win a record $15.4 million. The amount won was a 24% increase from the previous year. A record $90.7 million was wagered on the Super Bowl, up from $81.2 million a year ago.

Surprise ... again! The White House released budget figures yesterday indicating that the new Medicare prescription drug benefit will cost more than $1.2 trillion in the coming decade, a much higher price tag than Bush suggested when he narrowly won passage of the law in late 2003.

A Romanian woman with a double uterus has given birth to twin boys two months apart. Maricica Tescu, 33, had a boy on Monday, 59 days after the birth of his non-identical twin brother on December 11.

135 years ago today, on February 9th, 1870, President Ulysses S. Grant signed a joint resolution of Congress authorizing the Secretary of War to establish a national weather service. I can't imagine walking outside without having at least some idea what the weather will be that day.

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