3/12 Morning Communiqué

CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS

We remember the director of ABC's Wide World of Sports at Corpus Obscurum.

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THESE DAYS

In a survey of 5,000 U.S. households, more than half of all respondents said they dislike their current jobs, compared to less than 40 percent in a similar survey conducted 20 years ago.

South Carolina lawmakers are considering legislation that would let prisoners donate organs or bone marrow in exchange for time off their sentences.

Sixteen Springfields across the United States are competing to host the premiere of the Simpsons movie in July.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Forty-five-year-old Minneapolitan Todd blogs on gay fraternities, his upcoming move to Honduras, and touching remembrances of his brother, Eric, at Todd's Rules.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

The U.S. Postal Service will help Star Wars celebrate its 30th anniversary with these sweet R2-D2 mailboxes

Take a stroll through an inflatable colon. Perfect for kids' birthday parties!

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"It's extremely painful, no doubt about it. But at the same time I can only say that it'd drive me crazy if I kept confronting myself with those kinds of things."

— Country singer Keith Urban, on being known more for his marriage to Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman than for his music


"If those 45 million children had lived, today they would be defending our country, they would be filling our jobs, they would be paying into Social Security."

— former Georgia senator Zell Miller, speaking recently to an anti-abortion group on the ramifications of Roe v. Wade



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