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Fact of the Week

Fact of the Week

George W. Bush signed into law a bill to make purchasing alcohol with false identification a Class B misdemeanor, usually resulting in arrest. The law went into effect on 1 September 1999. In Austin, at least 67 people have been charged with a Class B misdemeanor since then. Jenna Bush, however, is the only person in 2001 to receive a citation for this offense as a Class C misdemeanor.

Source: Austin American-Statesman.

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Our Picks for Links of the Week: 10 June 2001

  1. Foul Call at Legends: Tampa police trampled on first amendment rights at a recent Presidential appearance (St. Petersburg Times).
  2. Going for the Gold: Why can't self-financed candidates give back to society by running for the zoning board (Gail Collins, New York Times)?
  3. Aluminum Sliding: Paul O'Neill has made $60,000,000 by not selling stock he promised months ago to sell (Jake Tapper, Salon.com).
  4. The New Nuclear Danger: Current American nuclear policy threatens to raise the chances of nuclear war (Jonathan Schell The Nation).
  5. Bush Given Idiot's Guide to Europe: George Bush has had a cram session of European politics to avoid any gaffes in this week's trip (Peter Beaumont, London Observer).
  6. The Mystery of John Doe #2: Timothy McVeigh's execution may keep us from knowing one of McVeigh's accomplices (David Neiwert, Salon.com).

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