Sunday, January 07, 2007

January 7 in the news.....

  • Boston city councilors, law enforcement officials, and community leaders are pressing City Hall to come up with $1.5 million to buy a promising acoustic gunshot-detection system. The sensor system could give officers a jump on arresting suspects, improve police response time to 911 calls, and possibly reduce firearm violence. Loyalists said this was a plan over 200 years too late.

  • Afghanistan has banned an Indian-made film set around the fall of the Taliban after an outcry from the ethnic Hazara minority, which is described in the movie as "the most dangerous tribe" in the country. It is a symbolic gesture as no one has a TV or the electricity to power it.

  • A US newspaper has named left-wing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi as the 'most powerful Italian since Caesar'. Another US newspaper has demanded that she use her new found powers to 'Welease Wodger'.