Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Wednesday, June 6 in the news....

  • A healthier looking Fidel Castro appeared on Cuban television Tuesday, speaking slowly and focusing on past memories rather than his recovery and future. When he discussed that time with Sandy on vacation at the beach and began mumbling the lyrics to 'Summer Nights' they cut to a TV test pattern.

  • A suicide car bomber struck a group of tribal chiefs who opposed al-Qaida, killing at least 18 in a market area near Fallujah. The driver of the pickup had gained access to the market area by saying he needed to buy some watermelons, which he did, before then driving very fast towards the tribal chiefs and detonating the explosives. There has yet to be speculation about whether he thought the watermelon prices were too high.

  • Brazil police have formally accused a brother of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of influence peddling after a nationwide crackdown on illegal gambling. Illegal gambling in Brazil is classified as betting on anything other than soccer.