*We begin this review as we did a previous one, apologizing for the delay in posting. Although this time it is so we can announce that the Senate has approved their version of a Health Care Reform Act. Sometime after the Thanksgiving holiday, Congress will convene to unify the Senate and House of Representatives bills into one measure to present to President Obama for consideration.
*One possible aspect of the Health Care Reform Act that is sure to get some attention is a new proposal that elective cosmetic surgery (liposuction, nips and tucks, etc.) should be taxed.
*Meanwhile, the President is still overseas concluding his current foreign relations tour.
*U.S. District judge Stanwood Duval has ruled that because of their negligence in maintaining the levees, residents of New Orleans (especially of the Saint Bernard Parish and the Lower Ninth Ward) have the right to sue the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for damages resulting from Hurricane Katrina.
*Due to budget cuts, postal workers are no longer forwarding letters to Santa Claus that have found their way to North Pole, Alaska instead of the actual North Pole.
*Although the service was so bad that they had to get their own silverware and napkins, patrons Pope and John Wagner were arrested by police at a Bethlehem, Pennsylvania restaurant for not paying the MANDATORY 16% gratuity! Although given the circumstances, their lawyer thinks the charges will be dismissed when the case is presented before a judge, remind me NEVER to eat in Pennsylvania!
*Did you know that Florida, Utah, Maine, Vermont, Colorado, and Hawaii all have legal restrictions against drying your clothes outside? And many home owner associations in other states are lobbying their lawmakers to pass similar measures? If they don't like the idea, get them to pay the electric bill for the dryers!
*Due to the heavy rains earlier this year, there may be a pumpkin shortage trying to prepare Thanksgiving dinner next week.
IN ENTERTAINMENT NEWS...
*Oprah Winfrey has announced that the end of the current (25th) season will also conclude her long running day time talk show.
*And People magazine has named actor Johnny Depp 2009's Sexiest Man Alive.
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