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Looking Ahead


Issue: "The one and the many," Sept. 20, 2014

Sept. 15  

Don’t count on flying in France during mid-September. Airline pilots for Air France said they would commence a seven-day strike Sept. 15 unless the company listens to their complaints about a proposed reorganization of the airline. In August, French ground crew workers conducted a one-day strike for better working conditions and salary increases.

Sept. 17

Beginning today, fans of the television show Friends will be able to sip coffee in the coffee shop that Joey, Chandler, Ross, Monica, Phoebe, and Rachel made famous. Warner Brothers will open a pop-up version of the fictional “Central Perk” in Manhattan to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the premiere of Friends. The themed coffee shop will stay open until Oct. 18.

Sept. 18  

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Scottish voters head to the polls today to decide whether Scotland should remain a part of the United Kingdom. In the final weeks before the vote, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron admitted he was “nervous” as public opinion polls showed a close race with dwindling support among those supporting union.

Sept. 18  

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will travel to Washington, D.C., today to engage American President Barack Obama in talks regarding Russia’s attack on Ukraine. Russia’s invasion into the eastern portions of Ukraine—following the annexation of Crimea—have left the West concerned about a looming conflict with Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

Sept. 21

A satanic group in Oklahoma City today will stage a “black mass” at a city-owned auditorium. The event’s occult rituals—including an attempted exorcism of the Holy Spirit—have angered Oklahoma City Catholics and other Christians. But despite local press coverage, interest in participating in the event has been scant. As of the beginning of September, organizers had sold only 13 tickets.


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