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Monday, June 21, 2004

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From the UK edition of Google News:
School says girls must wear trousers
Guardian - 2 hours ago
A secondary school in Suffolk has become the first in Britain to ban girls from wearing skirts and order them to switch to uniforms with long trousers.
School bans skirts Telegraph.co.uk
Mini-skirt row sparks school ban BBC News
East Anglian Daily Times - Scotland on Sunday - CBBC - The Australian - and 15 related

How long ago was it that schools barred girls from wearing trousers and required them to wear skirts?

Top Irish Lawyers Condemn Bush's 'Electioneering' Visit
The Scotsman - 4 hours ago
Some of Ireland's top lawyers today accused President George Bush of using a planned visit to the country as an electioneering stunt.
Top lawyers hit out at Bush visit UTV
Irish Lawyers Call for Protests Against Bush Visit Reuters
Ireland Online - EUbusiness - Online.ie - and 10 related

A head of government using a foreign visit for domestic political purposes? What a shocking innovation!
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From The Hill newsletter www.TheHill.com
The feud between Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Thomas (R-Calif.) and House Small Business Committee Chairman Don Manzullo (R-Ill.) showed no signs of abating Thursday as both debated the corporate tax bill on the House floor. Manzullo rose to argue that the bill, sponsored by Thomas, did not include enough tax breaks for small manufacturers. When he was done, Thomas countered by claiming that Manzullo's alternative bill also did not contain those tax breaks. When Manzullo rose to defend his bill, Thomas yielded his time to the Democrats, depriving Manzullo of a chance to speak. Manzullo threw up his arms as if to say, "What gives?" Moments later, John Buckley, chief tax counsel to Ways and Means Ranking Member Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.), hurried over to where Manzullo was sitting with his chief tax counsel Jim Clark. (Clark had once been a top tax aide to Thomas until a falling out several years ago, according to House aides.) Buckley indicated that the Democrats would give Manzullo time to respond, which he accepted. Thomas's bill passed handily later yesterday afternoon.
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