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Quick Fix 6 — 12/8/05

1. APhoto Fix: A makeshift peace sign of flowers lies on top John Lennon’s ‘Strawberry Fields’ memorial in New York’s Central Park earlier today. The memorial is near the Dakota building where Lennon, a former member of the Beatles, lived with his wife Yoko Ono and son Sean when he was murdered outside the building. Today is the 25th anniversary of his death.

2. Cartoon Fix: Chuck Asay (Trials of Iraq), Chip Bok (Repub change agents), and Etta Hulme (White House leak).

3. Humor Fix: Daniel Kurtzman at is inviting readers to nominate their favorite 2005 political dot-comedy for the 6th annual awards competition here.

4. My Way Fix: This Day In History here, Today’s Birthdays here, Positive Quote here, and Word of the Day here.

5. Top of the News Fix: Feds defend air marshals in shooting here, Iraq group says it killed US hostage here, Face transplant woman to profit from photo sales here, Schwarzenegger to hear last appeal on gang leader here, and Ohio town traffic cams: 124 tickets, $18,718 in fines per day here.

6. Opinion Fix: Christopher Hitchens/Vanity Fair (Saddam’s chief apologist), Peggy Noonan/Wall Street Journal (Questioning our immigration policy), Loretta Napoleoni/Foreign Policy (Zarqawi: Profile of a killer), Mark Davis/Dallas Morning News (Oh, holiday tree?), and John Hood/John Locke Foundation (Free SpongeBob!).

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