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The Vox Box archive for Jan. 1, 2007

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2007

We're outta here for a bit, folks...

(Left to right...) design editor Megan Brownlee, A&E editor Robbie Weigle, opinion editor Conor Wigert, and editor in chief Tori Dykes.See here for the most appropriate holiday greeting I could find from the Vox staff...It might be challenging to load--It might take you re-clicking a…

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TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2007

SUNDAY, DEC. 16, 2007

Naked men buy Skittles

Nothing implied, it's just as it sounds.Yes, there is video, here you go.If the fact that there is video doesn't worry you, seek help.The most interesting part of the video I thought was the girl at the end. She so casually gets in line behind…

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THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2007


The Title should be sung, like the song in Fiddler on the Roof. It's much better that way.Having already had Christmas, a thought came to me:What holiday traditions do you people have? We have our big dinner on Christmas eve with friends, lay out pillowcases…

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Kids? Please don't play with stun guns...

This is my "holy crap" of the day... MAN ARRESTED AFTER USING TASER ON 79-YEAR-OLD By Associated PressSaturday, Jan. 27A man who used a stun gun on his 79-year-old grandmother-in-law after an argument over how to discipline his son was arrested on suspicion of domestic…

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2007

The world's most premature living baby

This from the REUTERS PICTURES OF THE YEAR - This handout image from October 24, 2006, shows the world's most premature living baby, Amillia Sonja Taylor's, feet held in contrast with adult hands, just after her birth at Baptist Children's Hospital in Miami, Florida. Taylor,…

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Junk food in schools...

Says an editorial in the New York Times:As America’s youth have grown fatter and the number with adult diabetes continues to rise, there is one obvious way to help. Public schools should stop selling students so much unhealthy food. A worthy but imperfect amendment pending…

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TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2007

MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2007

"Mr Bush? Is your Refrigerator running?"

An Icelandic teen claims he was questioned by police after dialing an apparently private White House number and posing as Iceland's president. (ABCNEWS)When Vífill Atlason, a 16-year-old high school student from Iceland, decided to call the White House, he could not imagine the kind of…

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SATURDAY, DEC. 8, 2007

THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2007

For Muslim girls, Scouts offer a chance to fit in

Farheen Hakeem, right, with a predominantly Muslim Girl Scout troop she leads in Minneapolis Allen Brisson-Smith for The New York Times MINNEAPOLIS — Sometimes when Asma Haidara, a 12-year-old Somali immigrant, wants to shop at Target or ride the Minneapolis light-rail system, she puts her…

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Tracking teenagers for $9.99 a month...

Ed Gray bought phones with G.P.S. to track the locations of his daughters, Tiffany, left, and Jasmine. C. J. Gunther for The New York TimesAlso from the NYT:ED GRAY’S two teenage daughters wanted cellphones, but the answer was a firm parental no — until Mr.…

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Teen pregnancy rates rise

As reported by the AP,ATLANTA - In a troubling reversal, the nation's teen birth rate rose for the first time in 15 years, surprising government health officials who had no immediate explanation. The birth rate had been dropping since its peak in 1991, although the…

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TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2007

MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2007

SUNDAY, DEC. 2, 2007

Evel Knievel

The legendary stunt rider has finally died. At the age of 69 he finally gave in to a bout of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. It's some sort of lung problem.Finally, after 40 years of death defying stunts, a legend who didn't give in to gravity, pain,…

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FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2007

THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2007

Current Events Quiz for Nov. 26-30

Questions: 1. What was used to help identify the body of a little girl found in Texas as a missing Ohio toddler? 2. Another high profile case is back in the news again when police in what country jailed suspects in the 2005 Natalee Holloway…

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MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2007

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