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Creepy Gnome terrorises town in General Guemes, Salta, Argentina | The Sun |HomePage|News

"The midget - which wears a pointy hat and has a distinctive sideways walk - was caught on video last week by a terrified group of youngsters."

Moscow's icy 'Tunnel of Death' for motorists - Telegraph

"Russian drivers are apparently a hardy breed, though, and as the video shows they are undaunted by such considerations as icy roads, high speeds, concrete walls and inevitable death."

An Airline Terminal for a Security-Wary Era - New York Times

"JetBlue’s new Terminal 5 is among the first in the United States designed from the ground up after the terrorist attacks."

Atlantic Assures Fans It Hasn't Sold Its Soul - Advertising Age - MediaWorks

"The Britney feature, for its part, is a serious look into her hangers-on and the businesses that they build on her back; if it happens to help reverse The Atlantic's recent 5.4% decline in newsstand sales, so much the better."

Exclusive: Charting the 4-Year Circ Plunge at Major Papers

"The Los Angeles Times lost 20% of daily circulation or more than 200,000 copies over the past four years, for example, while up the coast the San Francisco Chronicle's daily circulation dropped almost 30%."

The Iraq Follies

"The New York Times' Thomas Friedman wrote, 'As far as I am concerned, we do not need to find any weapons of mass destruction to justify this war.... Mr. Bush doesn't owe the world any explanation for missing chemical weapons.'"

Expectations Lose to Reality of Sports Scholarships - New York Times

"Excluding the glamour sports of football and basketball, the average N.C.A.A. athletic scholarship is nowhere near a full ride, amounting to $8,707."

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