President Bush Friday agreed to sell Pakistan as many as 24 F-16
fighters (variant unknown), a reward for Islamabad's help in the
fight against terror -- but a "great disappointment" to Pakistan's
uneasy neighbor, India.
Toronto Sun's Eric Margolis Opens Mouth, Removes All Doubt
By ANN Senior Correspondent Kevin "Hognose" O'Brien
One of the great things about being a columnist is also,
potentially, the worst thing: lots of people get to read your
opinion. If, on the other hand, you utter a nonsensical opinion at
a cocktail party, there's a limit to the number of people who'll
think you're an idiot, and your spouse will probably drag you out
before you can completely destroy your reputation. But when it
comes to being a columnist for a major metro daily, those limits do
The release from the Navy was brief, all business. It told of
the death of a student pilot of VT-7, a training squadron based at
NAS Meridian, MS. The pilot's name was withheld to give the next of
kin 24 hours to grieve in private.
He'll Be Among The First Suborbital Space Tourists
Volvo Cars of North America along with billionaire entrepreneur
Sir Richard Branson, chairman of the Virgin Group of Companies
today unveiled that a 41-year-old Denver man is the winner of a
trip on a sub-orbital flight to space on Sir Richard's Virgin
Galactic. Doug Ramsburg of Northglenn, CO, is expected to be among
the first people to travel on a commercial flight to space. He was
among the more than 135,000 aspiring astronauts who registered to
win a trip to space as part of a promotional effort by Volvo to
introduce its new XC90 SUV.
The pilot of a USAF F-15C is reportedly in good condition after
he ejected from his aircraft while on a mission out of Nellis AFB
near Las Vegas, according to the Air Force. It was the third mishap
involving aircraft from Nellis since December -- the second in a
"The Airbus A-300 and A-310s should be grounded until their
tails can be proven 100% safe."
Source: Toronto Sun columnist Eric Margolis in his
March 20th article on the near tragedy that befell an Air Transat
Airbus A-310 when virtually all of its rudder separated from the
rest of the aircraft. The FAA will now require all 112 Airbus
A-300s and A-310s be inspected for rudder problems. Eric, when we
find something that's 100% safe, we'll be sure to call you. Right
after we make our first zillion on the patent.
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