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Top News Stories 2008-08-14 06:55:03

Front Page: Julia Child Was a Spy, Inflation Hits Major High, Lebanon Bombing Kills 15

  • Julia Child Was a Spy:
    Newly released files show that famous chef Julia Child was a World War-II era spy. The CIA declassified 35,000 top-secret personnel files that detailed the huge spy network run by the OSS, which later became the CIA. Former OSS agents are pleased with the release of the information, a list which includes other notables like Ernest Hemingway's and Teddy Roosevelt's sons.
  • Inflation Hits Major High:
    Consumer prices rose at twice the rate expected to post the fastest rate of growth in 17 years. Costlier energy and food made the Consumer Price Index balloon. Food alone is six percent more expensive than a year ago.

  • Lebanon Bombing Kills 15:
    A briefcase bomb detonated in a bus packed with Lebanese soldiers on their way to work, killing 15 and wounding more than 40 people. The bombing distracted from the news from Damascus that Syria and Lebanon were to establish diplomatic relations for the first time since both won their independence from France in the 1940s. The bombing is the deadliest attack in Lebanon in more than three years.


bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 9 years
Julia really was a fascinating woman, even before she started cooking on tv. :)
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
I love Julia. She cracks me up.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 9 years
Julia Childs? :jawdrop: That is awesome!
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 9 years
Maybe even Emma Thompson.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 9 years
Yeah, Angelina eat your heart out. Yeah I was just thinking eaither Meryl Streep or Kate Blanchet would be able to pull her off.
Jillness Jillness 9 years
They are already making a Julia Child movie starring Meryl Streep as JC, and Amy Adams as a wanna be chef that wants her for a mentor. They might have to do some re-writes now! Make it into a thriller! ;)
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
That Julia Child thing is fascinating. Mmmm, prices rising while wages remain stagnant--that's a recipe for success! The violence in the Middle East, and how it continues to distract and detract from any steps made towards peace, continues to sadden me.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 9 years
LMAO! You go Julia. I can definitely see a movie in the works now.
Auntie-Coosa Auntie-Coosa 9 years
LOL, so Julia Childs was spying on what the Commies were cooking up for supper? Inflation will come back down as soon as someone can knock some sense into Her Highness Nancy Pelosi and get her to bring bills to the Floor of the House instead of shutting down Congress so she can go on a book tour. And I guess His Majesty Harry Reid is off naming a new building or road or bridge after himself. Oil that is being used today was the "oil futures" of quite some time ago, that's why it's called "futures." But what the Oil Companies are guilty of is charging "today's" price for the cheaper oil they already purchased and refined. And Congress and You and I let them get away with it because we do not understand economics very well. The killings in the Middle East will not stop until the root of terror is excised from the land. Take that any way you want.
kia kia 9 years
Was Childs a spy or simply performing clerical duties for OSS? I hope it is the spy bit but I am kind of skeptical.
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