Tuesday, June 22, 2004
DAILY 7: DRAFTBRUCE SPRINGSTEEN; FASTEST DVD BURNER; WALMART CLASS ACTION; LONGEST HAIR; DRIVER PULLS OVER DEPUTY; CLAUDIA WINKLER; DICK CHENEY
NY PROMOTER WANTS SPRINGSTEEN TO UPSTAGE BUSH
The article says wrongly that Sprinsteen has stayed out of politics. A few years ago, he performed a song, "American Skin" (41 shots). The song blasted New York cops for the Amadou Diallo shooting. Even though the cops were acquitted, many cops protect Springsteen at his concerts and many cops used to buy his albums, he chose to capitalize on the issue and inflame tensions in New York City.
A New York concert promoter has mounted an online campaign to "draft" Bruce Springsteen to headline a rock 'n roll show to upstage the Republican National Convention on the night it nominates President Bush to run for another term. The New Jersey rocker has typically stayed out of politics, but in May posted the text of an anti-war speech by former Vice President Al Gore (news - web sites) on his official Web site, calling it "one of the most important speeches I've heard in a long time."
The lyrics to Springsteen's song are printed on his website
Is it a gun, is it a knife
Is it a wallet, this is your life
It ain't no secret
It ain't no secret
No secret my friend
You can get killed just for living
In your American skin
Philips Launches World's Fastest DVD Burner
Philips Electronics has launched the world's first 16-speed DVD writer, which can burn a disc in less than six minutes, the Dutch group said on Tuesday. U.S. computer maker Dell will be the first customer for the new DVD burner, sources familiar with the Philips activity told Reuters. Philips and Dell have a partnership to supply each other with products. Philips said it planned to produce 600,000 of the devices every month. Computer makers will pay between 80 and 90 euros ($97-$109) per DVD writer when buying in large quantities, while consumers will have to pay around 180 euros.
Judge Approves Wal-Mart Class-Action Case
Man Goes for Guinness Longest Hair Record
A Vietnamese man who hasn't been to a barber in 31 years is vying to get in the Guinness World Records for having the longest hair, state-controlled media reported Monday.
Motorist pulls over Deputy in Tennessee
A motorist's decision to stop a deputy for speeding escalated into a series of incidents than ended with his entire family joining him in jail.
CLAUDIA WINKLER: TAKING CHARGE: When Ronald Reagan came to office, the American presidency was finally brought under control.
DICK CHENEY SEES CARTER 'MALAISE' IN KERRY PLAN
"By Senator Kerry's definition, things actually got better during the Carter years and then got worse during the Reagan-Bush years," Mr. Cheney told 500 supporters in this Las Vegas suburb. "That makes a total of two people who remember the late '70s as a golden age of the American economy," he added. "Jimmy Carter and John Kerry. By now, even Jimmy Carter is probably beginning to have his doubts."