Saturday, July 7 in the news....
- Two suspects in the failed car bombings in Britain made inquiries about working in the United States, the FBI said Friday. But the doctors were discouraged because that night the information phone service was manned by Michael Moore and they got sick of hearing about how the Bush/Cheney administration and their corporatist buddies may ruin their health care experiences there.
- French soccer legend Zinedine Zidane kicked a ball around with the Indonesian president on the lawns of the presidential palace in Jakarta today, cheered on by hundreds of enthusiastic officials and other fans. Zidane, in Indonesia to hold coaching clinics for children and to open a factory operated by French food giant Danone, presented a French national team jersey with his trademark number 10 to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. Getting caught up in the Zidane excitement, instead of autographs some fans asked the superstar to knock them on their arse with a good headbutt to the chest.
- Military prosecutors have appealed a decision to dismiss charges against a Canadian man held at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp on Cuba, the Pentagon said on Friday. The judge said they'd have a hard task selling anyone on the dangers of a Canadian man of war.