Jewish World Review

JWR's Pundits
World Editorial
Cartoon Showcase

Mallard Fillmore

Michael Barone
Mona Charen
Linda Chavez
Greg Crosby
Larry Elder
Don Feder
Suzanne Fields
James Glassman
Paul Greenberg
Bob Greene
Betsy Hart
Nat Hentoff
David Horowitz
Marianne Jennings
Michael Kelly
Mort Kondracke
Ch. Krauthammer
Lawrence Kudlow
Dr. Laura
John Leo
David Limbaugh
Michelle Malkin
Jackie Mason
Chris Matthews
Michael Medved
Kathleen Parker
Wes Pruden
Sam Schulman
Amity Shlaes
Roger Simon
Tony Snow
Thomas Sowell
Cal Thomas
Jonathan S. Tobin
Ben Wattenberg
George Will
Bruce Williams
Walter Williams
Mort Zuckerman

Consumer Reports

Shoe flotilla | (UPI) -- There are enough Nike shoes floating through the Pacific Ocean to outfit every high school basketball team in Alaska -- a giant sneaker spill from a container ship off northern California, the Anchorage Daily News reports.

The catch is you have to fish out the mates, too, because Nike forgot to tie the laces together, says Curtis Ebbesmeyer, an oceanographer who tracks flotsam across the sea.

"The effort's worth it 'cause these Nikes have only been adrift a few months," Ebbesmeyer tells the newspaper. "All 33,000 are wearable!"

Ebbesmeyer research confirms a ship lost a bunch of cargo during a Dec. 15 storm off Cape Mendocino, including three 40-foot containers each carrying an estimated 5,500 pairs of shoes.

Appreciate this type of reporting? Why not sign-up for the daily JWR update. It's free. Just click here.

Comment by clicking here.


© 2003, UPI