Ethiopian authorities are trying to warn the 50,000 or so impoverished residents of the Afar region in the remote northeast of impending and very serious earthquakes. The trouble seems to be how to get the word out because the Bose radios of these Afar-based folks are not all they’re cracked up to be…Meanwhile, Ethiopia and Eritrea are again readying for mayhem along their border. The U.N. Security Council unanimously said “Cut it out” but Eritrea won’t let helicopters manned by U.N. peacekeepers invade their airspace. The dispute is over control of the the 621 miles of border. You might well wonder why. Recall the old joke? 2nd prize – one week in Philadelphia. 1st prize – one day.