Number of households that in August deleted all the digital music files saved on their computer hard drives 1.4 million Reason Flurry of lawsuits from the Recording Industry Association of America Decline from August to September of households ac...
Number of households that in August deleted all the digital music files saved on their computer hard drives
Flurry of lawsuits from the Recording Industry Association of America
Decline from August to September of households acquiring music via peer-to-peer file-sharing services
Source: NPD Group Inc.
You and school
The school year is two months old. Here are some things that youths ages 8 to 12 said they wanted to do this year.
How many of them have you done?
E Make new friends: 82 percent
E Get better grades: 72 percent
E Try out for a sports team: 39 percent
E Behave better in class: 36 percent
E Get more sleep at night: 35 percent
Source: Harris Interactive
Who stays put?
The Rail received the following information via e-mail about U.S. Census Bureau facts.
Which states have the most and least number of current residents who were born in said state?
States in the Top 12 (North Dakota was 11th and Minnesota 12th) have more than 70 percent of their population having been born in the state while Nevada has less than 30 percent of its residents having been born there.
Finding a native in Nevada is like finding someone who watched "Coupling" on a regular basis.
Jokes du jour
Riddle: What seven-letter word can you spell the same forward and backward?
What body of water will make you go ape?
Why do sheep make bad drivers?
Too many ewe turns.
What do you get when you cross an insect with a rabbit?
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Today's best bet
Great Russian Nutcracker, 7:30 p.m., Moscow ballet will perform with local children in the cast.