Thursday, June 28 in the news.....
- A power outage affected parts of Manhattan's Upper East Side on Wednesday, partially shutting down subway service, officials and witnesses said. Michael Moore denied it had anything to do with his newly installed custom made tanning booth.
- Researchers said they have partially reversed in mice a common cause of mental retardation. It appears the mice were able to identify different kinds of cheeses again, which had some scientists confused as to whether it reversed retardation or turned the mice French.
- In his latest bid to counter the tide of anti-Americanism in the Muslim world, President Bush is appointing a special envoy who would demonstrate to Muslim communities "our interest in respectful dialogue and continued friendship." The Muslim world said it had sent a similar special envoy, but had taken the initiative much earlier than the Americans, in September 2001.