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Suit Alleges MS Racism
Software Linked Black Couple to Monkeys
The Associated Press
S A N D I E G O, June 30 — A lawsuit accuses Microsoft of including a
“racially-charged” message linking black people to monkeys in its
Publisher 1998 software. The company has agreed to alter the program.
John Elijah, 32, filed the suit Tuesday in San Diego federal court,
claiming users will see images that include a black couple sitting on
monkey bars when they type “monkey” to access pictures of the animal.
“I felt the blood rushing out of my whole body,” said Elijah, a black
construction worker who was shown the image by a co-worker. “I was
Send this story to a friend 1 And now, news from the Royal wedding...
On the day of the wedding, Sophie was getting dressed, surrounded
by all her family, and she suddenly realised she had forgotten to
get any shoes.
Then her sister remembered that she had a pair of white shoes
from her wedding so she lent them to Sophie for the day.
Unfortunately they were a bit too small and by the time the
festivities were over Sophie's feet were agony. When she and
Edward withdrew to their room the only thing she could think of
was getting her shoes off.
The rest of the Family crowded round the door to the bedroom and
they heard roughly what they expected, grunts, straining noises
and the occasional muffled scream. Eventually they heard Edward
say "God that was tight"
"There," whispered the Queen. "I told you she was a virgin."
Then to their surprise, they heard Edward say. "Right. Now for
the other one."
Followed by more grunting and straining and at last Edward said,
"My God. That was even tighter"
That's my boy," said the Duke. "Once a sailor, always a sailor."
Send this story to a friend 2 Did you hear that there was a plane wreck in England. The little
two-seater crashed right into grave yard. The rescue teams have
already found 1529 bodies.
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