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Good News, Bad News, No News

'Roids and Science

Bill Radke

Suzie Lechtenberg

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Question 1: A new report ties more than 80 current and former Major League Baseball players to the use of illegal, performance-enhancing substances. The report names names, including beloved heroes of the game, like the great pitcher Roger Clemens -- "The Rocket." Many sportswriters are calling this the darkest day in baseball since the Black Sox scandal of 1919, but I'm asking you: good news, bad news or no news?

Question 2: Now that they finally have a congressional majority, Democratic leaders of the House and Senate are blaming each other for not accomplishing much. The senators say the representatives are passing unrealistic measures that have no chance in the Senate. Representatives say the senators are doormats and sellouts. Is this argument good news, bad news or no news?

Question 3: An international exam shows that American 15-year-olds are behind students of most other industrialized nations in science and math, but the American students believe themselves to be ahead of their global peers. Is the combination of ignorance and confidence good news, bad news or no news?

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