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Wednesday, June 23, 2004

From EurekAlert http://www.eurekalert.org/pubnews.php:
Public Release: 22-Jun-2004
Journal of the American Planning Association, The Geographical Review
Study: Cities may need to regulate yard signs as they become more common, potentially troublesome
While many communities regulate the signs that businesses use, few have laws controlling signs people place in their own yards. But that may have to change, according to researchers at Ohio State University. Two professors studied a fad in Amarillo, Texas of placing odd artistic signs in residential yards and found that they sparked conflict between those who had the signs and those who didn't have the signs and wanted them gone.

Public Release: 23-Jun-2004
Journal of Air Transport Management
Plane ticket taxes lower than airlines claim, study says
In work that is aiding Congress' understanding of airlines' financial health, researchers from MIT and Daniel Webster College report a wealth of new information on the taxes and fees added to each domestic airline ticket and how they vary depending on carrier, distance traveled and other variables.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

[Eugene Volokh, June 22, 2004 at 1:36pm]
Dan Gifford passes this along; it was apparently transcribed by a listener, purportedly from the June 18, 2004 Late Show with David Letterman. Don't know if it's true, and I won't assume that it is. But it's at least a good joke:

David Letterman: How do we know what's in your film [Fahrenheit 9/11] is true?

Michael Moore: Because I got most of my information from The New York Times.

Audience: Wild laughter.

Letterman: Strains to repress laughing

Moore: What's so funny?

(I should mention that Moore was indeed on the June 18 show, but the excerpt available on the highlights site is only of Moore's memories of his Oscar night).
http://volokh.com/archives/archive_2004_06_21.shtml#1087925781
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