Powell and Stern go head to head on radio

By Kristen Catalanotto
November 4, 2004

Radio jock Howard Stern called into KGO-AM radio in San Francisco while in a live interview with FCC Chairman Michael Powell. In the interview he accused Michael Powell of getting his job only because his father is Colin Powell, our current Secretary of State. Since Sterns show was dropped by Clear Channel Communication after the FCC proposed a $495,000 fine against it for comments and remarks made by Stern. Stern who is known for saying and doing as he pleases argued with Powell claiming that he has the “largest fines in history” after Powell claimed that they haven’t made any particular special “crusade against the Howard Stern Show”. Powell thinks that Sterns argument is weak claiming that Stern just wants to be able to do whatever he wants, according to MSNBC.

New species found

The bones of a human dwarf species were uncovered on a remote Indonesian island by scientists. The specimens’ ages range from 95,000 to 12,000 years old. Scientists have named the specimens’ Flores Man and believe that the Flores Man is a whole new creative completely different from normal humans. They believed that these creatures lived about 18,000 years ago on the island of Flores. Chris Stringer, who is director of human origins studies at the Natural History Museum in London says that “this finding really does rewrite our knowledge of human evolution”, according to MSNBC.

Hassan pleads for life

Fifty-nine year old Margaret Hassan, head of CARE International in Iraq has been kidnapped and made a plea for her life on a video aired on Al-Jazeera television. In the video you can see her holding back tears and she asks for Britain to withdraw troops from Iraq and also was asking for all Iraqi female detainees to be released. Although it is not known what group is responsible for her abduction, followers of Jordian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi made the same demand for releasing three other female prisoners. All three of the other prisoners were beheaded, according to MSNBC.

Rehnquist future up in the air

Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist after announcing last week that he had throat cancer said that he is being treated with chemotherapy and radiation. He originally wanted to return to work this week, but decided not to and there is not estimate as to when he will return to the Supreme Court bench. Rehnquist doctors have not made any official statements concerning the justice’s condition, which has caused speculation that he will not return to the bench and that the cancer has possibly spread. The court has not had a new justice in over 10 years, which made the topic of particular concern for voters heading to the polls to vote for the man who could appoint a new justice as president of the United States. Rehnquist officially said, “While at home, I am working on court matters, including opinions for cases already argued. I am, and will continue to be, in close contact with my colleagues, my law clerks, and members of the Supreme Court staff,” according to the New York Times.

Kelly files lawsuit

On Monday, Nov. 1 singer R. Kelly filed a lawsuit against rapper Jay-Z. Kelly claims that he was kicked off a recent tour because Jay-Z was upset because that Kelly was the higher paid entertainer. Kelly filled the lawsuit for $75 million. Kelly also claims that an employee of Jay-Z doused him with pepper spray, causing him to go to the hospital. Kelly was to receive 60 percent of the $15 million from the tour, while Jay-Z was to receive 40 percent. The tension between the two entertainers is not new. The tour was plagued by cancellations, according to MSNBC.

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