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Quick Fix 6 — 11/3/05

1. Frederick Mike Humeston, 60 of Boise looks on from the front seat of his car, as he departs the courtroom building area in Atlantic City, N.J, earlier today. Merck & Co. won a major victory in the battle over its Vioxx painkiller Thursday when a New Jersey state jury found that the drugmaker properly warned consumers about the risks of the medication here.

2. Cartoon Fix: Henry Payne (Judge Alito), Monte Wolverton (Libby indictment), and Gary Varvel (Avian flu “plan”).

3. Humor Fix: of David Letterman’s “Top Ten Dumb Guy Tricks for Avoiding the Bird Flu” here.

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

5. Top of the News Fix: Key al-Qaida figure reportedly captured here, Ex-Cheney aide pleads guilty here, Greenspan: Hurricanes haven’t derailed economy here, Gang of 14 Demos reach “comfort level” with Alito here, and Limbaugh blasts “bigots” at Milwaukee “Urinal” Sentinel here.

6. Opinion Fix: Dick Meyer/CBS News (Secret Senate circus as metaphor), Larry Elder/Townhall (Leakgate: What about Wilson’s credibility?), Andrew C. McCarthy/National Review (Islam, democracy & assimilation), Stanley Crouch/NY Daily News (Where’s today’s Rosa Parks?), Jeff Jacoby/Boston Globe (News from Iraq not fit to print), and Ann Coulter/Townhall (Demos hide from base).

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