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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The State of the World

With all this hooha over the engineering building, I've completely neglected the mess that Kwame's got himself in across the river.

Turns out the Free Press earlier this week uncovered over 14,000 text messages implying the Detroit mayor was having an affair with his chief of staff, 37-year-old Christine Beatty, who Kilpatrick has known since high school.

Kilpatrick said in a statement that the messages were over five years old, adding, "It is profoundly embarrassing to have these extremely private messages now displayed in such a public manner. My wife and I worked our way through these intensely personal issues years ago."

He'll be giving a statement tonight at 7.30, apparently the Star's website will be streaming it live.

Provincially, the big news of the day is the news that the the Toronto District School Board approved plans for an Afrocentric school in the city, though what that exactly means still remains vague. The school was approved 11-9 by the board, in an effort to curb the city's 40 per cent dropout rate among black students.

Across the border comes word that Rudy Giuliani has dropped out of the Republican presidential race, with John Edwards withdrawing on the Deomcrats' side. FOr those keeping score, that leaves McCain and Romney on one side with Clinton and Obama on the other.

Pit bull chews toes off of sleeping, paralyzed owner.

Four hundred Croatians dress up as Smurfs. Hey, why not?

The continued globalization of language is endangering the weirder sides of the Danish alphabet.

Finally, The Lance's video team checks in with Sigma Chi's annual Hot-Tub-a-Thon.



My question: Where were you, Rogers?

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