To some people this entry is predictable.
o Today's electronic update issued from the Archaeological Institute of America asserts that although the Marriott Hotel in Philadelphia, PA, is completely booked for the 110th annual meeting, the Loew's Hotel will be accepting reservations especially for AIA/APA (American Philological Association) until December 25, 2008.
On December 1, Internet journalism (specifically Topix.net) posted the report about a man who "jumped" from Loew's Hotel and "...for two hours..the body lay where it fell in the middle of a Center City sidewalk ...gruesome sight..." (Philadelphia Inquirer, philly.com).
o The Alliance Francaise electronic update informs that "CANCELLED: InterFrance Informative Electoral Forum", after a report was published that cross-dressing robbers took jewelry from Harry Winston's in Paris, France. Other published photos from France and from at least one Blogger.com blogspot showed dozens of posters on buildings featuring a headshot of the current French President described as 'SarkObama'.