Law, culture, and Catholicism...up in smoke!
Thursday, May 04, 2006
Bird flu hits Collier County, Florida
(AP) Naples, FL. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta issued a statement today confirming numerous reports of a bird flu outbreak in Collier County, Florida. Collier County is home to the cities of Naples, Imokalee, the site of recent protests, and the controversial Ave Maria Town, the real estate development of Tom Monaghan centered around the new Ave Maria University (AMU). Ave Maria Town and Monaghan garnered national press when Monaghan declared that the planned Catholic utopia would not allow condoms or pornography.
Residents of Ave Maria Town stated that they were not too concerned about a possible bird flu pandemic. "Compared with what Ave Maria School of Law has to deal with up in Michigan, the bird flu seems like nothing. What's a little plague, compared to the disease running rampant up north?" said Joan Hangeron, an Ave Maria Town resident and employee of AMU.
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