Fire the Newsboy

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As part of my daily internet ritual, I sat down and clicked on Internet Explorer immediately after returning home from school. My homepage is a personalized Google site. It stated, “Barboro Is Euthanized After Latest Surgery.” I am not familiar with Barboro, but I assumed it was a political leader from some Central American country, maybe the one that was critical of President Bush recently. I thought it was really peculiar that a medical staff would choose to kill a person, even if that person had the dimmest future ahead themselves. I went on to wonder if this person named Barboro chose this route and stating something courageous about dying with honor. Then I clicked on MSN and found out that Barboro was a race horse. This is about as news worthy as the newsflash CNN sent me via email about Britney Spears and Kevin Federline breaking up.