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Morning Brew: September 13, 2006

Your morning news roundup for Wednesday, September 13, 2006.

Steve Maclean of Montreal became the second Canadian to walk in space this morning. The laser physicist was part of a two-man team that was freeing up a new set of solar arrays that supply power to the International Space Station.

Hot lovin' or bloody violence, take your pick. That's what the women of Pereira, Colombia, are telling their men. The city, with a population of less than 600,000, reported 480 killings last year. The Pereiran women decided then to withhold sex as part of the disarmament program. It'll be interesting to see where this goes...

The bodies of the victims found dead at the Delta Chelsea have been identified. The two Swiss and one German were found on Monday and police are still uncertain as to motives behind the incident.

The identity of Internet vlog sensation Lonelygirl15 has been revealed. New Zealander Jessica Lee Rose plays "Bree", a geeky 16-year-old girl, on a popular miniseries airing on YouTube and MySpace. It was only revealed last week that the whole thing was a social experiment concocted by three twentysomething Californians. Some people just have too much time on their hands...


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