News from March 1

The Oscars are coming up this Sunday, and “Brokeback Mountain” is poised to be the first gay western to win Best Picture. Since “Dances with Wolves.”

elephantsPresident Bush finalized a deal to give India nuclear technology and fuel this week. Some analysts have cautioned against giving a country in conflict so much nuclear know-how, but the President brushed aside those warnings, claiming that any country that worshipped an elephant was alright by him.

An Idaho state lawmaker wants to replace the “Famous Potatoes” slogan currently on the state’s license plates. The new motto will be “Git off my land.”

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