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1 decade 2 years 7 months ago Wednesday, December 20 2006 Dec 20, 2006 Wednesday, December 20, 2006 8:44:16 AM CST December 20, 2006 in News

2. A federal appeals court in New York will hear arguments today on the FCC's decency rules. The case involves celebrities' use of the "f" word. Bono, Cher and Nicole Richie all used the word in broadcasts over the past few years. Some broadcasters argue the government's decision to declare the word indecent violates their first amendment rights. FCC lawyers say the word is viewed as such because of its sexual connotation in addition to its vulgarity.

3. Delta Airlines could be in court as early as today to file a bankruptcy restructuring plan. The plan values the company at $10 to $12 billion. Delta is trying to beat back an $8.4 billion merger bid from US Airways.

4. It'll be another busy day for postal workers as today's the biggest delivery day of the year. An estimated 150 million items will reach their destination. UPS is also bracing for a hectic day. Officials said the service will deliver about 240 packages every second through its worldwide ground and air network.

5. A Baby Jesus statue is home and safe after touring New York state. The thief promised the statue would return. Several months later, the Baby Jesus reappeared along with a photo album chronicling the figurine's travels around New York state. The nativity scene's owner says he's happy Baby Jesus is back. Of course, he forgives whoever took it.

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