6/23: Morning Communique

THESE DAYS

Chief executive officers in the United States earned 262 times the pay of an average worker in 2005, the second-highest level in the 40 years for which there is data, the nonprofit Economic Policy Institute said this week.

According to a study by the University of Washington, condoms protect women against cancer- and wart-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) infections.

The National Academy of Sciences, after reconstructing global average surface temperatures for the past two millennia, gave the panel "a high level of confidence that the last few decades of the 20th century were warmer than any comparable period in the last 400 years."

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Gay blogger Fila1974 has some thoughts on Pride Month and why he won't be attending the MSP Pride festivities this weekend at Everything Duluth 2006.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

Who said it: Ann Coulter or Adolf Hitler?

The folks at Office Pirates proudly present the 10 People Who REALLY Don't Matter

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"It just isn't in me to sit around doing nothing."

-- Dan Rather, on leaving CBS after 44 years following a break-down in contract talks

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