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8:30 AM Wednesday, March 2, 2005: My favorite Carly Fiorina (ex of HP, ex of Lucent, ex of AT&T) is up for president of the World Bank, according to the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. I don't like the idea, so I have started a web site called I don't want her to destroy the World Bank, like she destroyed HP. Please visit my site. Please tell your friends. Tell them to visit. We must stop this madness.

So much for my brilliant planning. I just discovered that I'm meant to be at a meeting of the President's Visiting Committee of Bowdoin College at 8 AM this morning. It's an honor. Maybe I can be of some use? My daughter went there. We love the school and our family has funded a small scholarship for minorities wishing to attend Bowdoin. Hence, today's column is short. My apologies. I'll make up tomorrow.

Conversion Dilemma
A Jewish man goes to his Rabbi. "Rabbi," he says, "I am so upset about my son, I don't know what to do. I raised him a good Jew, taught him the Torah, and instructed him about the Sabbath. I just learned at this last Passover that he converted to Catholicism. Please tell me what I should do to reason with him!"

The Rabbi answers: "Funny you should mention this. The exact same thing happened to my son. I taught him everything I know to make him follow in my footsteps and become a good Rabbi like me, and the next thing I know, he converted to Catholicism and became a Priest! I truly don't know what to tell you: Maybe we should ask Yahweh for some insights."

To two men started praying: "Yahweh, G-d almighty, Creator of the Universe, please come to our rescue. Our firstborn sons have converted to Catholicism! What should we do?"

A thundering voice responds: "WELL, TELL ME ABOUT IT!!"

Harry Newton

This column is about my personal search for the perfect investment. I don't give investment advice. For that you have to be registered with regulatory authorities, which I am not. I am a reporter and an investor. I make my daily column -- Monday through Friday -- freely available for three reasons: Writing is good for sorting things out in my brain. Second, the column is research for a book I'm writing called "In Search of the Perfect Investment." Third, I encourage my readers to send me their ideas, concerns and experiences. That way we can all learn together. My email address is . You can't click on my email address. You have to re-type it . This protects me from software scanning the Internet for email addresses to spam. I have no role in choosing the Google ads. Thus I cannot endorse any, though some look mighty interesting. If you click on a link, Google may send me money. That money will help pay Claire's law school tuition. Read more about Google AdSense, click here and here.
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