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SUN, MON, October 21, 22, 2012

WAMPUM -- The Catholic Church has named their first American-Indian saint, Kateri Tekakwitha, known as the "Lily of the Mohawks," who lived in the 1600s.  When Pope Benedict XVI announced her canonization, white smoke signals rose over the Vatican.






GIMME A "J" -- A Texas judge ruled that high school cheerleaders can incorporate bible references in their routines.  Within reason, of course.  For instance, not allowed would be urging your team to turn their opponents into pillars of salt or ending a pyramid by walking on Gatorade. 

BICYCLE CHAIN REACTION -- Lance Armstrong resigned as chairman of his charitable foundation while Nike was terminating his lucrative endorsement contract.  Nike should have suspected something earlier.  Every time Lance shot up, their wedge logo suddenly got thicker and stronger.



THE CAT'S MEOW -- Two cathouses in Larissa, Greece, are sponsoring a popular amateur soccer team.  While their opponents are none too happy, the guys are ecstatic.  When Gatorade sponsored them they got free Gatorade, when sponsored by Staples they got free office supplies, when...   

TOE TAPPERS -- A pair of green and pink silk slippers once owned by French Queen Marie Antoinette sold at auction in Paris for $65,000.  And they're definitely the Queen's.  DNA analysis revealed minute traces of the cake she once let her starving subjects eat.



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