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Friday, June 18, 2021

The unintended consequences of ethanol


Scripps Howard News Service

Many Democrats and some Republicans applauded President Bush’s State-of-the-Union proposal for a 20 percent reduction in gasoline use over the next 10 years, largely through greater reliance on ethanol.

Bush’s idea, however, is adding corn-based fuel to protests in Mexico City. Existing federal laws that mandate ethanol in U.S. gasoline have diverted trainloads of corn from America’s food supply-chain to ethanol factories. This boosted U.S. corn prices nearly 80 percent in 2006.

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And who’s bright idea was this?


Prince. He’s the 5-foot-2 performer once nicknamed The Purple Midget. The Artist Formerly Known As The Artist Formerly Known As Prince. The songwriter whose racy lyrics inspired Tipper Gore to push for parental advisory labels on CDs. And he’s coming to your living room this Sunday as part of the Super Bowl halftime show.

At first listen, Prince might sound like an odd choice to entertain 45 million Americans. A relic from the ’80s. Controversial. Talk about wardrobe malfunction … here’s a guy who struts on stage wearing a purple jumpsuit.

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FBI says Cheney told Libby about Plame

An FBI agent Thursday testified that former Vice Presidental chief of staff Lewis “Scooter” Libby learned the identity of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame from Vice President Dick Cheney.

Reports Editor & Publisher:

After a long day or legal wrangling and no witnesses, an FBI agent took the stand shortly before 3 p.m. She is Deborah Bond, a 19-year veteran, called into the probe of who may have leaked name of classified agent.

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