Hi 92 / Lo 76
|Volume 68, Issue 1, Monday,
August 26, 2002
The news is a little bit depressing these days
Looking for some world news? Here's a fat slice: At a ranch in the western
Mexican state of Michoacan, eight men and women were lined up
Meanwhile in Europe, massive flooding, caused by a series of violent
storms that swept through the continent some three weeks ago, has now
In Russia, a military helicopter loaded with Russian troops crashed in the city of Chechnya, killing at least 74 people.
Here in the United States, more than 5.7 million acres of land have
burned this summer in the Western states, with New Mexico, Arizona,
In Fallsburg, New York, officials said a black bear killed a 5-month-old
girl today after knocking her out of a stroller and trying to drag the
And finally, here in Houston, we now not only have a plethora of mosquitoes; we have mosquitoes that are capable of killing us.
Full yet? If you're like me, full of depression, maybe. And remember
I'm just the messenger. A messenger who got all of this information by
A professor of mine always emphasizes the importance of keeping up to
date with current events. "Read the newspaper everyday," he often says
I try to get a break from the news and go to the gym, where I can only
hope to shut out the rest of the world while drowning myself in the music
On the very same day I read all of the depressing news listed above,
I went to the gym, got on the treadmill, and looked up only to see a
All this because I just want to know what's going on in the world. The
news that day wasn't all bad, though. According to a wire service report,
Now that's some good news. Anybody up for a drink? No? OK, then. I'll just check back tonight — after everyone's watched the local news.
Gajewski, a junior communications
major, can be reached at email@example.com.
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