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Monday, January 01, 2007

New Year need to know

Here is today's quick news digest:
  • The Seattle P-I has a neat overview of all the new rules and regulations that go into effect today across Washington.
  • The New York Times reports on last night's party in Times Square, while the P-I offers coverage of local revelry.
  • United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan finished his last term at the world body a few hours ago. The new Secretary General is Ban Ki Moon of South Korea, who faces plenty of daunting challenges.
  • Romania and Bulgaria joined the European Union today, bringing the total number of member states to twenty-seven.
  • The One Laptop Per Child program starts delivering computers this year.
  • 2006 was a year of wacky weather for the Northwest. We had just about everything - snow and ice, thunder and lightning, windstorms, record rainfall and a rain streak which caused flooding, a heat wave and unusual dryness in the summer - and some odd combinations of various elements. KOMO reviews the last 12 months.
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