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|Gnome Liberation - 2004!|
Free the Gnomes!
The popular Free The Gnome online store includes such must have items as Free The Gnome Dog T-Shirts, Mouse pads, and, of course, lunchboxes and classic thongs.
Gosh! I wonder who wears those Free The Gnome thongs? Possibly the most elite members of the insidious Gnome Liberation Front?
With a recent growing gnome presence in US TV commercials, some copycat criminals have even used the just cause of Gnome Liberation as an excuse to perpetrate crimes against innocent gardeners across America.
Here is some Recent Gnome News:
Munster Indiana July 16, 2004 (eXoNews) - The Northwest Indiana Times reported this week that thieves robbed Beverly Bassett, a 92-year old grandmother in Munster, of "a couple of gnomes, a gazing ball and other lawn ornaments."
Freed Gnomes Rebuilding Their Lives
Italy July 18, 2004 (eXoNews) - According to the European Gnome Sanctuary, at least some gnomes have been able to put the shock of enslavement behind them. The EGS, known gnome liberation sympathizers, reports:
Dallas July 13, 2004 (DBJ) - A chubby, short, smart-alecky, plaster garden gnome, who surreptitiously left his garden home this winter, has turned up at D/FW International Airport, airport officials say.
July 16, 2004 (Gannett) - Once they led bucolic lives.
All this gnome activity is good news for retailers like Lillian Vernon. This year, 14,000 of the little guys have marched out of the company's headquarters in Rye, N.Y. Spokesman David Hochberg says sales of the hand-painted statuettes are up 25 percent. He attributes their popularity to the recent movie adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkein's Lord of the Rings, which spotlights another group of little creatures - hobbits.
The French Gnome Liberation Front?
Unrelated website - http://freethemonkey.com
|Bush In America!|
|Bush Approval Ratings at Low Levels |
WASHINGTON July 18, 2004 (Angola Press) - A latest poll published on Saturday found that US President George W. Bush's approval ratings were at low levels for an incumbent at this point in a presidential campaign, and that for the first time a majority of Americans feel the United States should have stayed out of Iraq.
The New York Times/CBS News poll showed that 48 percent of those surveyed disapproved of the job Bush is doing, against 45 percent approving, a figure that was lightly up from 41 percent in a May poll by CBS News.
Fifty-five percent of respondents disapproved of the way he is handling foreign policy, and his approval rating on foreign policy stood at 39 percent.
On Iraq, 51 percent of respondents said the United States should have stayed out of Iraq, up from 46 percent in April, May and June, and 45 percent said taking military action in Iraq was the right thing to do, down slightly from the past several months.
Sixty-two percent said the war was not worth the loss of American lives and other costs, a figure that has risen steadily over the past few months.
On the president's handling of Iraq, 37 percent approved and 58 percent disapproved, figures that were little changed from polls in May and June.
Forty-two percent of those surveyed approved of his handling of the economy, and 51 percent disapproved.
The poll also found that 41 percent said they strongly favored John Kerry, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, up 10 percentage points from last month, and 35 percent said they had a favorable opinion and 13 percent an unfavorable opinion about his vice presidential running mate, John Edwards.
The poll, like other recent polls, found the presidential race to be close. In a head-to-head matchup, the Kerry-Edwards ticket was supported by 49 percent of registered voters, against 44 percent for a Bush-Cheney ticket. In a three-way race, Kerry would receive 45 percent of the support, compared with 42 percent for Bush and 5 percent for independent candidate Ralph Nader.
The poll of 955 adults, including 823 registered voters, was taken from Sunday through Thursday, and has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points.
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Bush All Talk No Action on Immigration Reform
WASHINGTON July 17, 2004 (LA Times) - President Bush calls America "the nation of the open door" and promotes immigration reform, a theme with great appeal for Latino voters. But immigrant and labor organizers said Friday that Bush showed himself to be all talk and no action when he recently helped quash a Republican-sponsored bill to provide farm laborers legal status.
Bush Gets Donation from Saddam-linked Businessman
Washington July 17, 2004 (Irish Examiner) - US president George Bush says he will return a Republican campaign donation from an Iraqi-American who had business dealings with Saddam Hussein’s government.
The Detroit Free Press reported yesterday that Kalasho negotiated a €15m deal with the Iraqi government in 2000, when international sanctions prohibited most business dealings with Iraq.
Associated Press Seeks Bush Military Record
WASHINGTON July 16, 2004 (AP) - The Associated Press asked a federal judge Friday to order the Pentagon to quickly turn over a full copy of President Bush's military service record.
|Dog Genome Assembled|
|NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute Press Release |
BETHESDA, Md., Wed., July 14, 2004 – The first draft of the dog genome sequence has been deposited into free public databases for use by biomedical and veterinary researchers around the globe, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announced today.
A team led by Kerstin Lindblad-Toh, Ph.D., of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, Mass., and Agencourt Bioscience Corp., Beverly, Mass., successfully assembled the genome of the domestic dog (Canis familiaris). The breed of dog sequenced was the boxer, which was chosen after analyses of 60 dog breeds found it was one of the breeds with the least amount of variation in its genome and therefore likely to provide the most reliable reference genome sequence.
The initial assembly is based on seven-fold coverage of the dog genome. The NHGRI-supported researchers are currently comparing the dog and human genome sequences and plan to publish results of their analysis in the next several months.
The dog genome is similar in size to the genomes of humans and other mammals, containing approximately 2.5 billion DNA base pairs. Due to a long history of selective breeding, many types of dogs are prone to genetic diseases that are difficult to study in humans, such as cancer, heart disease, deafness, blindness and autoimmune disorders. In addition, the dog is an important model for the genetics of behavior and is used extensively in pharmaceutical research.
To best characterize disease in dogs, it is important to have a sufficient number of markers in the genome. Therefore, in addition to the boxer, nine other dog breeds, four wolves and a coyote were sampled to generate markers that can be used in disease studies in any dog breed. A preliminary set of about 600,000 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), which amounts to a SNP roughly every 5,000 DNA base pairs, is currently being aligned to the released assembly.
The reads used to identify the SNPs are publicly available in NCBI's Trace Archive ( http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Traces/trace.cgi ) and the SNPs will be available shortly at the Single Nucleotide Polymorphism database, dbSNP ( http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/SNP ).
Sequencing of the dog genome began in June 2003. NHGRI provided about $30 million in funding for the project to the Broad Institute, which is part of NHGRI's Large-Scale Sequencing Research Network.
|Whoopi Sacked - Bush Critics Continue to Lash Out|
|Whoopi Only Latest Bush Censorship Victim |
By Anthony Breznican
LOS ANGELES July 17, 2004 (AP) - Some may think Whoopi Goldberg's crack about President George W. Bush was no big whoop. But in the latest case of celebrity censure over political remarks, Slim-Fast cut Goldberg out like carbs.
The diet giant dropped the comedy queen from its advertising campaign because the company's executives were unhappy with anti-Bush remarks Goldberg made at a recent political rally.
"While I can appreciate what the Slim-Fast people need to do in order to protect their business, I must also do what I need to do as an artist, as a writer and as an American - not to mention as a comic," Goldberg said in a statement Thursday. "It's unfortunate that, in this country, the two cannot mesh."
Goldberg declined to be interviewed for this story.
She shouldn't have been surprised by the backlash. Corporate groups - from the Baseball Hall of Fame to Disney and Fahrenheit 9/11 - have taken a back-hand to politically inflammatory stars.
Goldberg participated at a recent Democratic fundraiser at Radio City Music Hall in New York, joining performers such as John Mellencamp, Jon Bon Jovi, Paul Newman, Meryl Streep, Jessica Lange and John Leguizamo.
At one point in a speech mocking the Bush administration, Goldberg used his surname as a sexual reference.
The rally in question raised $7.5 million US for the John Kerry-John Edwards presidential ticket. Both Kerry and Edwards attended, but neither commented about the jokes made by the celebrities toward Bush.
The Slim-Fast Foods Co. is based in West Palm Beach, Fla., where President Bush's brother, Jeb, is governor.
The company's decision to drop Goldberg likely has more to do with consumer complaints than the politics of the executives. Slim-Fast is run by S. Daniel Abraham, who has donated large sums to the Democratic party.
"The conundrum here is advertisers like to be associated with hot stars, but they can't stand the heat," said show-business historian Tom O'Neil, author of The Emmys and Movie Awards. "Stars become hot because they are anti-establishment, they are rebels. The sponsors are the establishment, so they hired these people and then minute they open their mouths, they drop them."
"The biggest shock is that Slim-Fast didn't recognize what a Bush-basher (Goldberg) has been for years," he added.
The Walt Disney Co. refused to release Michael Moore's hot-button critique Fahrenheit 9/11, with Disney CEO Michael Eisner saying that the company "did not want a film in the middle of the political process" because he believed that theme park and entertainment consumers "do not look for us to take sides."
Fahrenheit 9/11 was distributed independently after Miramax chiefs Bob and Harvey Weinstein bought the rights from parent company Disney.
And in the past year, the Cumulus radio chain temporarily banned airplay of the Dixie Chicks on some stations after lead singer Natalie Maines disparaged Bush at a concert.
Last year, the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., scrapped an event for the 15th anniversary of the popular baseball movie Bull Durham because of the antiwar stance of stars Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon.
Historically, corporate backlashes are not limited to left-leaning celebrities. More than 25 years ago, singing beauty-queen Anita Bryant lost her job as a spokeswoman for Florida orange juice after she mounted a crusade against gay rights.
Still, left-wing stars seem to be more likely to draw criticism now, especially from the conservative commentators who rally viewers to speak out.
"In the reality in which we live, there is a 24-hour cable news channel and I don't think anyone would argue Fox is the noisiest," said Gregg Kilday, film editor of the Hollywood Reporter. "One of its favorite ways to fill time is bashing Hollywood celebrities who take liberal positions, and there really isn't any kind of parallel organization on the left."
[Oooh! My, my! Please don't let the Republicans get mad at me, lord! Remember what happened the last time politicians tried to stifle dissent in this country? We all just marched on DC a few times and they faded away. Big money breeds censorship. Remember this, Mr. Politician: "If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter." - George Washington. US president, general. (1732-1799) Ed.]
Gere Attacks Bush Sex Policies
Bangkok July 18, 2004 (Irish Examiner) - Hollywood heart-throb Richard Gere launched a scathing attack on American President George W Bush's attitude to sex education in Bangkok on Tuesday.
Republicans Get Free Fahrenheit
LEWISBURG PA July 18, 2004 (AP) - Maurice Brubaker probably wouldn't have gone to see "Fahrenheit 9/11" on his own, but free admission helped change the Republican's mind. Brubaker, chairman of the Bush/Cheney campaign team in Union County, was among at least 40 people who went to the Campus Theatre on Saturday to take advantage of a free showing for card-carrying GOP members.
Elton Slams Bullying Bush
New York July 17, 2004 (Irish Examiner) - Elton John has hit out at the "bullying tactics" used by the US government to stop artistic dissent.
|Earth's Acid Seas|
|UNESCO Press Release |
July 16, 2004 - The world’s oceans are absorbing an unprecedented amount of carbon dioxide (CO2), which is increasing their acidity and possibly threatening the long-term survival of many marine species, especially calcifying organisms including corals, shellfish and phytoplankton.
According to research presented recently at a symposium organized by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and the International Council for Science’s Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR), this in turn could disrupt marine food chains and alter ocean biogeochemistry in ways that are not yet understood or predictable.
The symposium brought together scientists from the world’s leading oceanographic institutions to discuss how the ocean might be affected by higher levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, and to develop research priorities to study these future effects.
They were also called upon to discuss potential environmental consequences of proposals to use the ocean to sequester excess atmospheric CO2, which is one of the most important greenhouse gases.
A report on the meeting’s conclusions, now available online*, points out that the ocean is one of the Earth’s largest natural reservoirs of carbon and each year absorbs approximately one third of the carbon dioxide emitted by human activities.
According to research** led by Christopher Sabine of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration in the United States (NOAA, an IOC Member State Agency)* the ocean has taken up approximately 120 billion metric tons of carbon generated by human activities since 1800. The IOC reports that some 20-25 million tons of CO2 are being are being added to the oceans each day.
The absorption of carbon dioxide by the oceans is considered a beneficial process that reduces the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere and mitigates its impact on global temperatures. However there is growing concern over the price of this service.
For the symposium participants, it is now well established that by the middle of this century, the accumulating burden of CO2 entering the ocean will lead to changes in pH or acidity of the upper layers that are three times greater in magnitude and 100 times faster than those experienced between ice ages. Such dramatic changes in the CO2 system in open-ocean surface waters have not been observed for more than 20 million years of earth’s history, concluded the meeting.
The initial findings of limited observation, research and modeling conducted to date and presented to the symposium indicate that in a high CO2 world:
· the ocean would be more acidic globally, and would also be more stratified in the high latitudes. In addition nutrient concentrations in surface waters of high-latitude regions would be lower, subsurface waters would be less oxygenated, and phytoplankton would experience increased exposure to sunlight. These changes would affect many species and change the composition of biological communities in ways that are not yet understood or predictable.
· many calcifying organisms, including certain species of plankton and corals, and also non-calcifying organisms, would be unable to grow and reproduce effectively at higher CO2 and lower pH levels. Rising temperatures – combined with elevated CO2 and decreasing pH – pose a serious threat to coral reefs, possibly leading to the elimination of some reefs by the end of this century.
Participants at the symposium stressed that although the impact of climate change on the ocean has been much debated, the direct chemical and biological impact of CO2 itself has largely been neglected. However, they concluded, changes are clearly underway and their effects may be large and may seriously destabilize marine ecosystems.
Their report signals the need for more research and identifies research priorities, in a bid to increase understanding of the changes taking place and their consequences, and to allow for more informed policy decisions in this area.
*The report is accessible on the internet at http://ioc.unesco.org/iocweb/co2panel/HighOceanCO2.htm
** A report on Dr. Sabine’s research and findings appears in the July 15 edition of Science magazine, along with a report from fellow NOAA scientist and participant at the UNESCO meeting, Dr. Richard Feely - http://www.sciencemag.org
|Navy Sonar Use Continues to Kill Whales|
|LOS ANGELES July 16, 2004 (Reuters) — Animal welfare groups Thursday threatened to sue the U.S. Navy over the use of mid-frequency sonar linked to mass whale strandings, internal bleeding, and death. |
The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and a coalition of three other environmental groups sent a letter Wednesday to Navy Secretary Gordon England saying they would go to court unless the Navy agreed to curb the practice.
The coalition says that mid-frequency, high intensity sonar systems used on 60 percent of Navy ships and submarines to detect enemy submarines interferes with the ability of marine mammals to navigate, find food, avoid predators, and communicate with each other.
"Without reasonable limits, the proliferation of high intensity sonar will cause excruciating pain, injury, and death for an increasing number of marine mammals," said Frederick O'Regan, president of the International Fund for Animal Welfare.
A Navy spokesman in Washington, D.C., said the letter would be "carefully reviewed and considered" and noted that the Navy already has several programs aimed at protecting marine mammals.
The letter was prompted by what the coalition called a stampede of about 200 melon-headed whales during a U.S.-Japanese naval training exercise off the coast of the Hawaiian island of Kauai two weeks ago.
The pod of normally deep-water whales crowded into shallow waters near the shore in such chaos that one of the whales was stranded and died. The warships shut off their sonar on learning of the stampede, but the coalition said the exact sequence of events was unclear.
The letter cited 10 cases of mass stranding and whale deaths associated with mid-frequency sonar in the last nine years in places ranging from Greece to the Canary Islands.
Citing the journal Nature, the coalition said that intense sonar blasts can give marine mammals decompression sickness similar to "the bends" sometimes experienced by surfacing divers. Post-mortem examinations on some whales exposed to sonar showed hemorrhaging around the ears and the larynx.
Last year the Navy agreed to scale back the use of a different kind of sonar system using low-frequency waves after losing a lawsuit brought by the coalition under endangered species and marine mammal protection legislation.
The coalition said the Navy's use of mid-frequency sonar violated the same laws but on a much larger scale.
"We'd rather not resort to litigation, so we are once again asking the Navy to sit down to discuss this in a spirit of co-operation," said NRDC lawyer Joel Reynolds.
|European Space Agency Press Release |
July 14, 2004 - On 9 July 2004, the Near-Earth Object Mission Advisory Panel recommended that ESA place a high priority on developing a mission to actually move an asteroid. The conclusion was based on the panel’s consideration of six near-Earth object mission studies submitted to the Agency in February 2003.
Of the six studies, three were space-based observatories for detecting NEOs and three were rendezvous missions. All addressed the growing realization of the threat posed by Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) and proposed ways of detecting NEOs or discovering more about them from a close distance.
A panel of six experts, known as the Near-Earth Object Mission Advisory Panel (NEOMAP) assessed the proposals. Alan Harris, German Aerospace Centre (DLR), Berlin, and Chairman of NEOMAP, says, “The task has been very difficult because the goalposts have changed. When the studies were commissioned, the discovery business was in no way as advanced as it is now. Today, a number of organizations are building large telescopes on Earth that promise to find a very large percentage of the NEO population at even smaller sizes than visible today.”
As a result, the panel decided that ESA should leave detection to ground-based telescopes for the time being, until the share of the remaining population not visible from the ground becomes better known. The need for a space-based observatory will then be re-assessed. The panel placed its highest priority on rendezvous missions, and in particular, the Don Quijote mission concept. “If you think about the chain of events between detecting a hazardous object and doing something about it, there is one area in which we have no experience at all and that is in directly interacting with an asteroid, trying to alter its orbit,” explains Harris.
The Don Quijote mission concept will do this by using two spacecraft, Sancho and Hidalgo. Both are launched at the same time but Sancho takes a faster route. When it arrives at the target asteroid it will begin a seven-month campaign of observation and physical characterization during which it will land penetrators and seismometers on the asteroid’s surface to understand its internal structure.
|Genre News: Star Trek: New Voyages, Lois Lane, Angel, Popeye, Atlantis, Wicked West, Monty Python & More!|
|Star Trek: New Voyages Due in August |
July 18, 2004 (eXoNews) - This August, the USS Enterprise will be lost with all hands!
No, UPN hasn't changed its mind and shoved the cast of Star Trek: Enterprise out an airlock. As many of you may have already come to suspect, Paramount and UPN actually have little to do with what's really happening in the Federation.
Now we can look to the past with Cow Creek Films for a hope of a better Roddenberry future, and Cow Creek's intrepid band of renegade Trekkers is back on the web with a brand new Star Trek episode next month.
Imagine, if you will, a Star Trek where Mr. Spock is young and not played by Leonard Nimoy! Blasphemy? A Romulan plot?
No, it's Star Trek: New Voyages!
Emmys 2004 - An Exclusive Club
Hollywood July 18, 2004 (eXoNews) - The Emmy Nominations were announced last Thursday. Sopranos' Edie Falco and Monk's Tony Shalhoub assisted in the announcements. Fairly cool to have Mr. Monk in on that, (Monk did pick up four nominations this year - Sopranos got 20), but hyping the announcements is typical of the Emmys.
Angels In America, a play turned star-studded pay-cable mini series got the most nominations (twenty-one in all, one more than the Sopranos, also a pay-cable series.) It was about AIDS and reportedly directed by Mike Nichols and starred Al Pacino and Meryl Streep and Emma Thompson among the firmaments, but I don't do pay cable so I didn't see it. Can't afford it. Members of the Television Academy can. I wonder if AIDS patients can. Oh, well. Maybe they'd rather watch Gilmore Girls or Survivor.
(I didn't say that I never had pay cable, I just dropped it because they keep repeating the same movies year after year and because formula shows like Sex In The City and Sopranos get pretty boring after the first couple of seasons.)
Arrested Development, a Fox show that nobody watched and the critics loved, got seven nominations. I didn't watch it either and when I went back to see the first two episodes in reruns I learned that sometimes viewers can be right and TV critics can be boringly wrong. I didn't laugh much at Arrested Development and I don't care what happens to it.
Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness and Joan of Arcadia got three nominations apiece. Amber Tamblyn did get a Best Actress nomination for Joan and Helen Mirren did get one for Prime Suspect. Maybe there is a little justice in the Television Academy after all, as these two series would never fly without these two actresses. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart also got three, so there's some real humor left too. (I watch The Daily Show regularly, of course.)
Hollywood July 18, 2004 (eXoNews) - Michael Ausiello reports in a recent TV Guide Online Insider column that Smallville's newest cast member will be Erica Durance as Lois Lane. Miss Durance is a Canadian actress who has appeared in minor roles on Tru Calling and Andromeda, but she is newbie enough not to be listed in the Internet Movie Database (yet.)
It seems the Superman movie franchise has dibs on Lois and Lex's first meeting. WB chairman Garth Ancier is quoted on the Lois-Lex rule:
There was a rumor last season that David Boreanaz was testing for the Superman movie. Nothing to do with the above, but it makes for a good segue.
UPDATE 07/19/04 - Variety and Hollywood Reporter now say that X-Men director Bryan Singer has inked to direct Superman for Warners. We'll believe it when we see it! Ed.
LOS ANGELES July 16, 2004 (Zap2it.com) Everybody's favorite spinach-eating, pipe-smoking, Bluto-bashing, Swee'pea-raising sailor man is set to make a return to television this winter. FOX has scheduled the half-hour special "Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy" for Sunday, Dec. 19.
This, however, isn't your grandfather's Popeye, or even your father's Popeye.
In updating the franchise for a new generation, King Features Syndicate has allowed the character to become computer animated courtesy of Mainframe Entertainment, which animated the most recent incarnation of Spider-Man. The newly 3-D sailor will also have a new theme song by Devo veteran Mark Mothersbaugh.
In addition to the participation of Mothersbaugh and Reiser, the producers were able to attract acclaimed voice actor Billy West to play Popeye. West is best known for his multiple roles on "Futurama," but can also be heard on "Ren & Stimpy" and as the Red M&M.
[Apparently last year's reports of Popeye's suicide death were greatly exaggerated. In fact, we exaggerated them right here in eXoNews. Gee, Popeye. Ed.]
Vancouver July 15, 2004 (Sci Fi Wire) - Robert C. Cooper, executive producer of SCI FI Channel's upcoming original series Stargate Atlantis, told SCI FI Wire that the show will be more than simply a rehash of its predecessor series, Stargate SG-1.
"I think that made the spinoff series better, made it stand alone a little bit more," Cooper said. "We decided to set it in a different galaxy, which allowed us to kind of wipe the slate clean and meant that the new team of heroes wasn't going to be running into the same old enemies or crossing over … with SG-1. We didn't want people to wonder, 'Well, why isn't SG-1 coming to save the day?' … And there was also something about why hadn't we discovered where the lost city was? And the fact that it was moved to a whole other galaxy, and there's this other new frontier, so to speak: a whole new network of Stargates that you can't really connect … easily with from the network in our galaxy. And then coming up with a different enemy: That ultimately … set the tone for the show."
"All of the planets we visit are cultures that are shaped by the Wraith and the context of having this enemy," Cooper said.
"The cultures in the Pegasus galaxy are all being shaped by how they've dealt with the overriding presence of the Wraith."
LOS ANGELES July 14, 2004 (Zap2it.com) "Star Trek" fans will be able to move on to their more exciting Friday night activities an hour early this fall, thanks to a small scheduling swap by UPN.
Star Trek Official - http://www.startrek.com
Will Says Robots Will
LOS ANGELES July 15, 2004 (AP) - Will Smith figures robots will take over many domestic and menial tasks for humans. He just doesn't expect them to look much like his humanoidlike machine co-stars in the new film "I, Robot."
Orange CA July 8, 2004 - Image Comics is pleased to announce the October release of THE WICKED WEST -- the new graphic novel written by Todd Livingston and Robert Tinnell, with art by Neil Vokes.
The trio are the creators of THE BLACK FOREST, an original graphic novel released by Image this past April.
And soon he finds himself fighting off hordes of the Undead.
LOS ANGELES July 15, 2004 (Hollywood Reporter) - The WB Network, coming off a ratings slide last season, will shake things up this fall to make sure it "doesn't look the same every hour you turn it on," its top executive said Wednesday.
NEW YORK July 12, 2004 (Reuters) - David Hyde Pierce, Tim Curry and Hank Azaria were named on Wednesday as the leading trio for next year's Broadway-bound production of Monty Python's "Spamalot."
Azaria, best known as the voice of Moe the bartender on the animated series "The Simpsons," will portray Sir Lancelot.
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