AOL takes heat as groups protest new pay-for-email plan:

A disparate assemblage of about four dozen groups ranging from the National Humane Society to the Gun Owners of America have put aside their differences to focus on AOL and its plan to charge businesses for guaranteed delivery of bulk email.

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Mike Schmidt: Pete Rose lacked remorse about gambling:

Schmidt, who attended Rose’s meeting with Selig in November 2002, details the session in his book “Clearing the Bases,” published Wednesday by Harper Collins and due to be in stores by mid-March.

“Pete’s confession lacked one major thing in Bud’s mind: remorse,” Schmidt wrote. “I spoke to Bud later, and he told me he got the confession he had expected, but not the expression of genuine remorse he had hoped for.”

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Quite possibly the world’s first movie shot entirely on a cell phone. link

Minnesota GOP sends out CDs containing information advocating the marriage amendment, but with a Sony-like rootkit installed. link

Today’s announcement from Apple: “For $349, iPod Hi-Fi delivers crystal-clear, audiophile-quality sound in a clean, compact design.”