Wikinews Shorts: April 7, 2007

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A compilation of brief news reports for Saturday, April 7, 2007.

Holy Week celebrated in Rome

Thousands of Catholic pilgrims are celebrating Holy Week in Italy's capital. Pope Benedict XVI has already led the Holy Thursday and Good Friday ceremonies commemorating Jesus Christ's death. Last night the Pope recited the Stations of the Cross with pilgrims at the Roman Coliseum carrying lit candles. He will lead tonight's Holy Saturday mass as well as Sunday's Easter Sunday mass commemorating Jesus Christ rising from the dead.

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Company's spill turns Saguenay River into Red sea

Saguenay River

The Quebec based Canadian company Alcan's aluminum production residue spilled into Saguenay River making several kilometres turn red. Company spokeswoman Renée Larouche said the incident is no danger to local citizens and aquatic life. Saguenay Mayor Jean Tremblay has requested for a meeting with officials about how they will cleanup the river. The Quebec Environment Ministry is currently investigating.

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Wendy's plans to get 'younger customers' by changing menu

Wendy's offical headquarters

The Number 3 fast food chain Wendy's will make some revamps to its menu to attract a younger audience. The changes include more flavours to its frosty's, wider straws, and plastic bubble tops. They also will add a new breakfast menu and plan to have it added to half of their 6,700 stores by 2008. Wendy's last had a breakfast menu in the mid-1980s but was unsuccessful.

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