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**** NewsFire Now 100% Free <http://www.macuser.com/software/newsfire_now_100_free.php?lsrc=murss>
by Thomas Gagnon-van Leeuwen, MacUser
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** Innovation Comes Cheap, Says Google Engineer Kevin Marks <http://www.news.com/8301-13577_3-9883792-36.html>
by Caroline McCarthy, CNET News.com
**** The Spirits Behind The Writers <http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-tartakovsky27feb27,0,6447088.story>
by Joseph Tartakovsky, Los Angeles Times
Understanding the great scribes' fondness for alcohol.
**** Please Call Earth. We Still Haven't Found You. <http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/02/weekinreview/02overbye.html?_r=1&ex=1362200400&en=3e6864bfe7ceb781&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&oref=slogin>
by Dennis OVerbye, New York Times
You might think we have made some headway in finding extraterrestrial life since the dawn of the space age. But you would be wrong.
**** 10 Years To Remove Chewing Gums
by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu
Did you know that, according to Martin Izzard <http://www.thisisdorset.net/display.var.2085655.0.sticky_situation.php>, operations director of the company Community Clean, when Singapore banned chewing gum, "it still took 10 years... to remove all the bits and pieces off the street"?
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**** Singaporeans Question Escape Of Alleged Militant Leader <http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/world/view/20080302-122310/Singaporeans-question-escape-of-alleged-militant-leader>
by Martin Abbugao, AFP
Singapore's government has come under stinging public criticism after the escape of an alleged militant leader from custody dented the country's reputation for airtight security.
Open criticism of the government is rare in tightly ruled Singapore, but the apparent ease with which Kastari managed to slip out of a detention centre raised questions about the authorities' anti-terrorist measures.
**** Independent Committee Of Inquiry To Find Out How JI Militant Escaped <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/332363/1/.html>
by Asha Popatlal, Channel NewsAsia
An independent committee of inquiry has been set up to find out exactly how Mas Selamat Kastari escaped from custody and will also propose measures to prevent this from happening again.
See Also:<br/>The Independence Of The Inquiry Commission <http://mrwangsaysso.blogspot.com/2008/03/independence-of-inquiry-commission.html>, by Mr Wang Says So. Dr Choong May Ling is a bad choice <for the commission>. I do not know what she's doing there on the committee. For goodness sakes, the woman is the /current/ MHA deputy secretary. You cannot put the /current/ MHA deputy secretary on the commission and call this an "independent investigation". Clearly there would be potential for conflict of interest.
**** Public Not Told Of Detainee's Escape Earlier To Avoid Causing Panic: Police <http://www.straitstimes.com/Latest%2BNews/Singapore/STIStory_212467.html>
by Straits Times
**** The Other Casualty Of The Great Escape: Mainstream Media Credibility <http://journalism.sg/2008/03/02/the-other-casualty-of-the-great-escape-mainstream-media-credibility/>
by Cherian George, Journalism.sg
Treating citizens as if they were brain-dead will not make them so; they will simply migrate to other media that take them more serously.
**** The Future Is Underground <http://thestar.com.my/columnists/story.asp?file=/2008/3/1/columnists/insightdownsouth/20488097&sec=Insight%20Down%20South>
by Seah Chiang Nee, The Star
With land above ground exploited almost to the point to extinction, the only way for Singapore to grow is downwards.
**** Singapore Will Bounce Back From 'Setback': George Yeo <http://www.straitstimes.com/Free/Story/STIStory_212380.html>
by Straits Times
The escape of terrorist Mas Selamat Kastari is a setback for Singapore, but one that foreign minister George Yeo is confident the country can bounce back from.
See Also:<br/>Security Forces Comb Forests And Seas For Singapore's Escaped Terror Suspect <http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/03/02/asia/AS-GEN-Singapore-Terror-Suspect.php>, by Associated Press. Security forces in Singapore and Indonesia hunted for a top Muslim terorrist suspect who staged a stunning escape from a high-security jail.
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