…And Justice For All
John Roberts was sworn in as the 17th chief justice of the United States. As a Supreme Court Justice, Roberts replaces chief justice William Rehnquist who died earlier this month. Roberts was confirmed by the Senate on a vote 78-22. President Bush is expected to nominate someone to replace outgoing chief justice Sandra Day O’Connor tomorrow.
Now That I’m Better I think I’ll Kill Myself
Some children and adolescents with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) are now prescribed Strattera. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now found that the drug may cause suicidal thinking in some youngsters. The FDA will now require that a black-box warning be posted on the drug label here in the U.S. and in some foreign countries. This is the most serious warning that can be placed on a drug.
Wait A Minute Mr. Postman!
Dell Computers is the first test customer using the new U.S. Post Office service - hold for pick-up. Large, valuable or perishable items would be marked “Hold for pick-up” by the shipper and the customer would be delivered a slip asking them to pick up the package when it is available at their post office. If the customer has not picked up the package in three days they would receive a second notice and the package would be returned to the sender if it hadn’t been picked up after 10 days. UPS and Federal Express already offer this service.
Legal Problems No Longer In The Closet
Gutter-mouth and indicted baby screwer, R. Kelly is now being sued by rapper Cam’ron, a.k.a. Cameron Giles who says he co-wrote the Snake Remix on Kelly’s 2003 Chocolate Factory album. The riff stems from a disagreement between Giles and Kelly over Giles co-authoring Snake with the arrangement that Kelly would record a hook and beats for Giles Purple Haze album. That hook never happened.
Long Story Short
Bobby S. is celebrating the big 4-1 on October 4, while Columbus Day will be Cedric P.’s day. Sarah R. completed her studies at NYU – congrats. Celebrations for her accomplishment will be Saturday, October 15. Carlos C. will be released from the hospital tomorrow after being admitted September 9. Carlos celebrates his 32nd birthday on October 13. Speaking of which Ceddy… I’ll need to cancel on that North Carolina weekend. We’ll reschedule so don’t pout. Congrats to my Fluff. His new Chi-town gig at the gallery is going super! New wardrobe this weekend… that’s right, I can’t wear my spandex dress clothes to work anymore.
Keep passin’ the open windows…