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The Comedian's-eye View of 30 Dec, 1999

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"The justice department is investigating record companies [on allegations]
of fixing CD prices.  They're also going after Microsoft, drug dealers, Big
Tobacco and gun makers. The idea is to give high school kids nothing to do
but study." (Argus Hamilton)

"According to a new report by the Surgeon General, the mentally ill in this
country are too often left untreated. And you know where they usually end
up -- the Reform party, running for president." (Jay Leno)

Newt Gingrich and his wife have reached a divorce settlement. He claims he
never meant to lie to her.  It was just that he often got her confused with
Congress.  (Ray)

Notre Dame's football team was placed on 2 years probation for players
receiving gifts. The incident has further legal implications as well.
Florida State will reportedly sue them for trademark infringement. (Ray)

Two very different songs are the biggest hits of the century, according to
two performing-rights organizations.  Happy Birthday to You, copyrighted in
1935 by sisters Mildred and Patty Hill, is the most performed song of the
20th century, according to the American Society of Composers, Authors and
Publishers. On Broadcast Music Inc.'s chart, No.  1 is You've Lost That
Lovin' Feelin', made famous by the Righteous Brothers. (USA Today)

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