Jewish World Review Dec. 11, 2003 / 16 Kislev, 5764

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As the world churns …


http://www.NewsAndOpinion.com | It never fails. A celebrity announces he is trying to kick a pain pill addiction and he immediately breaks eight ribs and a vertebra, requiring pain kills. Ozzy Osbourne will spend at least one more day on a ventilator after he hit some kind of object while driving an all-terrain vehicle and the bike landed on top of him. He's listed in stable condition.

If you would like to feel the touch of the noted British chilliness, the bookmakers William Hill immediately cut their betting odds against Osbourne's latest single topping the charts on Christmas. A spokesman says a lot of people will now buy it out of sympathy.

Meanwhile, another British showbiz figure goes in for surgery Friday. Elizabeth Windsor, better known to her fans as queen, will have surgery to remove torn royal cartilage from her royal left knee. Queen Elizabeth II's operation will take place at King Edward VII Hospital. And those are tonight's winning royal lottery numbers.

And lastly, it is once again our honor to add another priceless image to the burgeoning mug shot hall of fame, the funk pioneer George Clinton, arrested in Tallahassee, allegedly having told a policeman that he had cocaine in his pocket.

So Michael Jackson, Wynonna Judd, Nick Nolte, Glen Campbell, scary Glen Campbell, and now the minister of funk from parliament, George Clinton. You know, the spectrum hair is good. But compared to his ordinary work clothes, he actually looks kind of sedate. He has gentle eyes.

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