Monday, June 11 in the news....
- Journalists on Sunday condemned Palestinian militants for using a television truck to disguise their assault on an Israeli military position, saying the new tactic would make their jobs significantly more dangerous. When asked how much more dangerous a journalist put on a Jewish skull cap for a brief second and whispered "This dangerous".
- Authorities in New South Wales have urged thousands of Australians to evacuate as floodwaters surged from three days of wild weather. Nine people have been killed since storms began Friday near the port city of Newcastle, 90 miles north of Sydney. One resident floating on a boat in his neighbourhood wondered if the water shortages from the drought were over now, or if his house had to be up to its roof in water first.
- President Bush was enthusiastically welcomed in Albania as the first U.S. president in the former communist nation. Bush got a hero's reception in this desperately poor country, still struggling to recover after four decades under the harsh rule of dictator Enver Hoxha. When a 5 year old Albanian boy came up and said 'Don't mess with Texas', Bush asked his advisors whether the boy could have a missile defence system in his backyard.
- A message in support of Paris Hilton was towed by an airplane before she made her court appearance on Friday in Los Angeles. The pilot also dropped leaflets over the city explaining why he was so lame for taking the job.