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Life's Priorities
by Michael C. Keith

Gus was reading the latest edition of Sports Illustrated when he turned his attention to CNN.

The asteroid is now said to be on a collision course with Earth. It was expected to come within 50 thousand miles of the planet, but last night the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory recalculated its path and discovered it is headed directly toward us . . .

Gus stood up and moved closer to the wall-mounted flat screen. “What the . . .?”

It is calculated to be a mile wide. Experts say it possesses the equivalent of a 900-kiloton bomb, enough to create massive destruction to the planet and likely end all forms of life . . .

“Okay! Okay!” he shouted angrily. “What about the football scores!!”