Letters: Guns, May 4
MICHELE NORRIS, host:
From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Michele Norris.
MELISSA BLOCK, host:
And I'm Melissa Block.
Time now for your emails, and we start with a couple of corrections.
NORRIS: On Friday's show, we ran a story about a new law that allows people to take a loaded gun into a national park or wildlife refuge. Some of you may have heard us say that the measure takes effect in 90 days. It actually goes into effect in nine months.
BLOCK: And a correction to Bob Mondello's summer movie preview yesterday.
BOB MONDELLO: …and the lushly comic romance with food, "Julie & Julia," which stars Meryl Streep as Julia Childs…
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Ms. MERYL STREEP (Actress): (As Julia Child) Bon jour.
BLOCK: Oops. A few listeners with careful ears caught that Bob added an S to the name of that famous French chef.
NORRIS: We received many emails about our co-host Robert Siegel's talk with Derek Gottfrid of the New York Times Web site. He keeps track of the most-searched terms on the site.
BLOCK: Most of the top 10 made sense - Obama, China - but the second-most searched for term over a 24-hour period stumped Derek Gottfrid.
NORRIS: It's not a word or a phrase but a date, May 4th, 2009.
ROBERT SIEGEL, host:
So for reasons that shall remain mysterious, May 4th, 2009, was a point of curiosity with lots of people.
Mr. DEREK GOTTFRID (Senior Software Architect, New York Times): We would love to solve that mystery as well. If anyone can provide us some insight, please do.
BLOCK: Well, you offered a number of theories, including the suggestion that May 4th is a holiday of sorts.
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BLOCK: Sy Sussman(ph) of Westlake Village, California, explains that it's an unofficial "Star Wars" holiday, and people were looking to see if there were related news stories in the New York Times.
NORRIS: And why May 4th to celebrate "Star Wars"? You ask. Sussman has the answer for that.
BLOCK: It is so "Star Wars" fans can greet each other with the phrase: May the fourth be with you.
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