6/20: Morning Communique

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[CITY PAGES BLOGS]

Steve Monaco has last week's answer and winners, and this week's Monday Movie Quiz at Couch Pundit.


[THESE DAYS]

A month-long investigation into animal cruelty has resulted in a pair of arrests. Individuals possibly linked with PETA were each charged with 31 felony counts of animal cruelty and eight misdemeanor counts each of illegal disposal of dead animals.

An alleged Australian scam artist exposed by Air New Zealand amassed 16 million frequent flyer points -- even though he never left the ground.

A consortium of small aerospace companies is developing a rocket that would first be carried by airplane to an altitude of between 10 and 13 kilometers. The rocket would launch from that height, carrying four astronauts to low-Earth orbit without using a large amount of fuel.


[MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY]

Join Equipoise on the "Dead Brewery Tour" at The Impossible Thrill.


[TIME WASTERS]

A group of photos of silly tourists posing as if they're holding up the Leaning Tower, taken by a stranger from the wrong perspective.

Photos of pregnant animals

Daily Show alum and star of the American version of The Office, Steve Carell, is perfectly cast as The 40 Year Old Virgin.

Origami Yoda


[FREEDOM OF SPEECH]

"To attempt a takeback of promised 9/11 aid shows how quickly Ground Zero workers are becoming forgotten heroes."

-- Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan), pleading to stop the federal government from taking back $125 million in unspent 9/11 relief money meant for workers injured at Ground Zero


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