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Newsweek says erred in Koran desecration report

Newsweek magazine on Sunday said it erred in a May 9 report that said U.S. interrogators desecrated the Koran at Guantanamo Bay, and apologized to the victims of deadly Muslim protests sparked by the article. “We regret that we got any part of our story wrong, and extend our sympathies to victims of the violence and to the U.S. soldiers caught in its midst,” Editor Mark Whitaker wrote in the…

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Study: trampoline injuries have spiked

“Parents so far have not gotten the message that trampolines should not be used in the home environment,” said James Linakis, a pediatric emergency physician at Rhode Island Hospital’s Hasbro Children’s Hospital. –Study: trampoline injuries have spiked (Washington Times |UPI) Sigh. My next weekend project is to put together the backyard trampoline that my wife got on sale at K-Mart. My wife is usually the one who is more conservative when…

The Long Arm of the Blog

Are classic essays like Swift’s still being written, or has the elegant thoughtfulness that is the essay’s legacy been winnowed away by its rapacious bastard offspring, the blog? And will the Internet generation, suffused by the blogosphere, lose the ability to write essays altogether? (The plethora of essays for sale online to students portends they may.) Blogging has replaced the real essay for most people under 30, just as the…