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Column: The first sign of Ebola is acute wanderlust

Argus Hamilton

Argus Hamilton

HOLLYWOOD - Happy Wednesday, everybody, and God bless America.

A New York doctor flew to JFK from Africa with Ebola symptoms Thursday. This after the Liberian flew to Dallas, infecting a nurse who flew to Cleveland and one who went on a cruise. It's now clear the first symptom of Ebola is not vomiting, diarrhea or fever, it's the urge to travel.

President Obama gave his weekly radio address to the nation Saturday and reassured Americans he has Ebola under control. He actually said that we can lick this disease. This is the last time he ever asks Joe Biden to punch up his Saturday radio address and give it some laughs.

New Jersey took a nurse just back from Africa off Ebola quarantine Monday. Halloween's just ruined. Three-fourths of New Jersey residents say they plan to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters; the other fourth plan to spend three hours hiding in the living room with the lights out.

The World Series had a tough time with TV ratings this week due to the NFL telecasts all week and for the NBA opening games. It's the magical time of the year when we have baseball and football and basketball on TV at the same time. It's the holy trinity of ignoring your family.

The L.A. Lakers opened at home against Houston at Staples Center on Tuesday. Fans in the front row included party animals Jack Nicholson, Paris Hilton and Charlie Sheen. The Staples Center is the only basketball arena in the world where the nosebleed seats are courtside.

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