Saturday, July 15, 2006
The latest trends and trials in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• The Wall Street Journal reported on the latest consumer category that the Japanese may ultimately conquer — hip and trendy fashion. “People don’t just think of shrines and temples when they think of Japan now,” says Nobuo Domae, chief executive officer of Uniqlo USA. “This is the perfect time to take advantage of our Japan-ness.” Click on the essay title above to check it out.
• Edgar Ray Killen, sentenced to 60 years in prison for murdering three civil rights workers in 1964, failed in another appeal to win release because of poor health. The ruling judge did not “see any special circumstances” to approve the request, noting other prisoners were in worse physical condition. Gee, let’s hope Edgar Ray Killen isn’t too inconvenienced.
• Michael Jackson’s latest dueling court dramas ended in split verdicts. An ex-associate sued Jacko to recover alleged debts, while the King of Pop counter-sued, claiming the ex-associate was a swindler (see Essay 788). In the end, Jackson received $200,000, and the former business pal won $900,000. Hey, looks like Jacko got swindled after all.