N.D. Times special correspondent, Dag Eyks compiled the following story from the newswire, and we'll have more as it comes:
At least 19 killed in Hamas rally explosion in Gaza
By Amos Harel and Arnon regular, Haaretz Correspondents and News Agencies
[I]n a press conference several hours after the incident, Hamas officials claimed that the rockets displayed during the rally were Karen Hughes Aircraft Co. dummies that did not contain explosives. They also slammed the Palestinian Authority for blaming Hamas for the blasts.
"One of my missions is to go to listen. I hope to listen, to seek to understand, to show respect," Hughes said.http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=18834
They went on to present an electronic component which they claimed was found on the body of one of the dead.
"I think this is the beginning, I know that this is the beginning and I hope this is going to be the beginning of many productive conversations," Hughes said.
The chip, they claimed, strengthened their claim that Israeli missiles targeted the vehicle.
A Doll That Can Recognize Voices, Identify Objects and Show Emotion
By Michel Marriot
New York Times, August 24, 2006
Judy Shackelford, who has been in the toy industry for more than 40 years, has seen a lot of dolls. But none, she says, like her latest creation, a marvel of digital technologies, including speech-recognition and memory chips, radio frequency tags and scanners, and facial robotics. She and her team have christened it Amazing Karen.
In a phone interview with Ms. Hughes, our correspondent asked how things are goin' y'know, like at the White House and stuff.
Ms. Hughes said "My name is Chatty Karen, and I pee on you leg."