6/26 Morning Communiqué

CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS

It was a night of a thousand blunders as the Twins fell to the Blue Jays. Peter Schilling Jr. accompanies on movie house piano at Balls.

We remember the Swiss climber whose expedition team forged the path Sir Edmund Hillary used to reach the peak of Mt. Everest at Corpus Obscurum.

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THESE DAYS

Moritz Embroidery Works in Pennsylvania contracted with the U.S. military to make more than three million American flag patches, but federal prosecutors are claiming the patches were outsourced to a company in Thailand.

Canadian students could soon be graduating from "Taco Bell High" or "Wal-Mart Public School" if trustees go ahead with a plan to sell school naming rights to corporations to raise extra funds.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

The Armato Design & Press studio of Minneapolis blogs about print, industrial, and logo design and more at Green Zebra.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

A New Jersey Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mix named Elwood has been crowned the World's Ugliest Dog—a pale substitute for the original

A 1982 commercial starring General Hospital's Anthony Geary hawking Members Only jackets [via This Just In]

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"Do you know what you're planning on getting your beautiful wife? Whatever she wants, right?"

— Country singer Wynnona, asking President Bush if he had done his Christmas shopping yet, during a June 24 taping at Ford's Theatre of an ABC holiday special airing in December


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