Jewish date: 20 Tammuz 5769.
Today’s holidays: The Three Weeks, Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Feast of Grady Louis McMurtry.
Today’s quasi-holidays: Christmas in July, International Town Criers Day.
Worthy cause of the day: “Tell Congress: Stand with Senator Kennedy to Reform Health Care” and “"Whites only" pool in 2009?”.
Today’s news and commentary:
- “Sweet smell of success follows reintroduction of stinking hawk's-beard to U.K.”
- “What about the Jewish refugees from Arab lands?”
- The Mannahatta Project (Submitted by Barry.)
- “Birth Defect Study Casts Doubt on Phthalate Fears”
- “11 Places With a Worse Economy Than Ours” (Submitted by Barry.)