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John Hall johnhall@evergo.net
Tue, 14 Aug 2001 10:41:22 -0700


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QUICK HITS

- - Quote of the Week - -

"If there is a real Joe Montana who is famous, if they ask for it, and
pay the registration fee, they can have it.'' Emil Lazarian, the
registered owner of the site joemontanafanclub.com, a collection of
links to X-rated sites. Lazarian, an 18-year-old student visiting the
United States from Armenia, was sued in Santa Clara County Superior
Court by the former pro football great for $5 million in damages and an
injunction against use of the domain name. Lazarian registered the site
for $10.

 <http://www0.mercurycenter.com/premium/local/docs/montan080801.htm>
http://www0.mercurycenter.com/premium/local/docs/montan080801.htm

- - Problem Solvers - -

Between now and 2004, the state of California could lose millions on the
electricity it bought to stem this spring's "crisis." In July alone it
lost $46 million by selling surplus power for less than it paid. To
avert a huge hole in the state budget, officials may have to start
encouraging more energy use.

 <http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-081101glut.story>
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-081101glut.story

- - Moto Photo - -

Motorists are fighting back against photo radar and other new police
surveillance gadgets. Radar and laser detectors and plastic shields for
license plates may be illegal in some states, but are proving popular.

 <http://www.washtimes.com/metro/20010809-49936368.htm>
http://www.washtimes.com/metro/20010809-49936368.htm

- - Bubble Trouble - -

Disney's "Bubble Boy" film has the Immune Deficiency Foundation fuming.
The "feature-length joke mocking people without immunities" should be
boycotted, it says.

 
<http://dailynews.yahoo.com/htx/bpihw/20010809/en/mother_of_bubble_boy_b
lasts_d>
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/htx/bpihw/20010809/en/mother_of_bubble_boy_bl
asts_disney_over_film_1.html

- - Corn Pone --

A Cornell University scientist finds that ethanol is a great way to
waste energy. About 131,000 BTUs are needed to make a gallon of ethanol.
One gallon of ethanol only makes 77,000 BTU.

 <http://unisci.com/stories/20013/0813012.htm>
http://unisci.com/stories/20013/0813012.htm

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<P>QUICK HITS</P>
<P>- - Quote of the Week - -</P>
<P>"If there is a real Joe Montana who is famous, if they ask for it, =
and pay=20
the registration fee, they can have it.'' Emil Lazarian, the registered =
owner of=20
the site joemontanafanclub.com, a collection of links to X-rated sites.=20
Lazarian, an 18-year-old student visiting the United States from =
Armenia, was=20
sued in Santa Clara County Superior Court by the former pro football =
great for=20
$5 million in damages and an injunction against use of the domain name. =
Lazarian=20
registered the site for $10.</P>
<P></FONT><A=20
href=3D"http://www0.mercurycenter.com/premium/local/docs/montan080801.htm=
"><U><FONT=20
color=3D#0000ff=20
size=3D2>http://www0.mercurycenter.com/premium/local/docs/montan080801.ht=
m</U></FONT></A></P><FONT=20
size=3D2>
<P>- - Problem Solvers - -</P>
<P>Between now and 2004, the state of California could lose millions on =
the=20
electricity it bought to stem this spring's "crisis." In July alone it =
lost $46=20
million by selling surplus power for less than it paid. To avert a huge =
hole in=20
the state budget, officials may have to start encouraging more energy =
use.</P>
<P></FONT><A=20
href=3D"http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-081101glut.stor=
y"><U><FONT=20
color=3D#0000ff=20
size=3D2>http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-081101glut.sto=
ry</U></FONT></A></P><FONT=20
size=3D2>
<P>- - Moto Photo - -</P>
<P>Motorists are fighting back against photo radar and other new police=20
surveillance gadgets. Radar and laser detectors and plastic shields for =
license=20
plates may be illegal in some states, but are proving popular.</P>
<P></FONT><A=20
href=3D"http://www.washtimes.com/metro/20010809-49936368.htm"><U><FONT=20
color=3D#0000ff=20
size=3D2>http://www.washtimes.com/metro/20010809-49936368.htm</U></FONT><=
/A></P><FONT=20
size=3D2>
<P>- - Bubble Trouble - -</P>
<P>Disney's "Bubble Boy" film has the Immune Deficiency Foundation =
fuming. The=20
"feature-length joke mocking people without immunities" should be =
boycotted, it=20
says.</P>
<P></FONT><A=20
href=3D"http://dailynews.yahoo.com/htx/bpihw/20010809/en/mother_of_bubble=
_boy_blasts_d"><U><FONT=20
color=3D#0000ff size=3D2><A=20
href=3D"http://dailynews.yahoo.com/htx/bpihw/20010809/en/mother_of_bubble=
_boy_blasts_disney_over_film_1.html">http://dailynews.yahoo.com/htx/bpihw=
/20010809/en/mother_of_bubble_boy_blasts_d</U></FONT></A><FONT=20
size=3D2>isney_over_film_1.html</A></FONT></P>
<P><FONT size=3D2>- - Corn Pone --</P>
<P>A Cornell University scientist finds that ethanol is a great way to =
waste=20
energy. About 131,000 BTUs are needed to make a gallon of ethanol. One =
gallon of=20
ethanol only makes 77,000 BTU.</P>
<P></FONT><A =
href=3D"http://unisci.com/stories/20013/0813012.htm"><U><FONT=20
color=3D#0000ff=20
size=3D2>http://unisci.com/stories/20013/0813012.htm</U></FONT></A></P><F=
ONT=20
size=3D2>
<P>##############################################################</P>
<P>REASON NEWS</P>
<P>The Scene! Check out REASON Editor-at-Large Virginia Postrel's =
frequently=20
updated observations on current events and ideas. Visit The Scene at =
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size=3D2>http://www.reason.com/press.html</U></FONT></A><FONT =
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