Friday, August 31 in the news....
- Gasoline prices could rise to about $9 per gallon if the United States withdraws troops from Iraq prematurely, U.S. Rep. Jon Porter said after a trip to Iraq that ended this week. Rep. John Porter then accepted the award for best strategy to win voters at home and win over critics abroad.
- About 100 Pakistani soldiers missing and feared kidnapped by militants in a tribal zone bordering Afghanistan have been found safe, a military spokesman said today. They were found fit fed and fighting for the Taliban.
- China says its one-child policy has helped the fight against global warming by avoiding 300 million births, the equivalent of the population of the United States. Al Gore said that the United States should heed this message and kill all firstborn, but passing over houses which have a hybrid car in their driveway.