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CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS

Steve Monaco has posted today's Monday Movie Quiz at Couch Pundit.

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THESE DAYS

The FBI has sent a nationwide alert to scuba instructors to watch for a number of suspicious behaviors among diving students that the agency says could be signs of criminal activity.

Muslim boxer Omar Shaick was yesterday handed a two-year ban by Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority officials for refusing to give a urine sample because his religion prohibits him from exposing his genitals to strangers.

Space Adventures, headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, is in negotiations with the customers who will fly the first private expedition to circumnavigate the moon at $100 million per passenger.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Erinclot lives in northeast Minneapolis and blogs about burning arm pits, pulling thirty pounds of pork, and company weight-loss contests at Stanley in the City.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

The top 10 dead (or dying) computer skills according to ComputerWorld

Countdown from 100 with quotes from 100 movies [via Fimoculous]

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"Canada could make exactly the same claim. The Canadians could say that the Lomonosov ridge is part of the Canadian shelf, which means Russia should in fact belong to Canada, together with the whole of Eurasia."

— Sergey Priamikov, the international co-operation director of Russia's Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute in St. Petersburg, on the Kremlin's recent conclusion that it owns part of the oil-rich North Pole

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