Friday, July 20, 2007

More Friday, July 20 in the news.....

  • A 45-member delegation of Pakistani tribal elders began talks with militant leaders near the Afghan border Friday in a bid to stem the spiraling violence that erupted after Islamic extremists scrapped a peace deal. One elder kept the mood light at the beginning of the meeting, noting: "Whooo! Lot of beards up in here!"

  • In the US, a contract employee at a nuclear material cleanup site pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he stole classified equipment used in enriching uranium and sold it to an undercover FBI agent posing as an official for the French government. It was a very convincing performance by the FBI agent, right down to the wording of his sentences, such as: "So did you get me the plans you stupid American cowboy?"