Daily Archives: April 17, 2007

91 In A 65

Untitled document I remember watching a news report while I lived in New York State. The report, teased endlessly for several days before it aired, was an investigative piece titled (I think) "Trooper Speed." It showed hidden camera video of … Continue reading

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Courage

Untitled document This is what courage looks like: Professor Liviu Librescu, 76, threw himself in front of the shooter when the man attempted to enter his classroom. The Israeli mechanics and engineering lecturer was shot to death, "but all the … Continue reading

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Parents Demand Firing Of Virginia Tech Officials

Untitled document Parents of students attending Virginia Tech are furious with the President and the chief of the campus police. They are demanding the two be fired at once. John and Jennifer Shourds of Lovettsville, Va. demanded the immediate firings … Continue reading

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A Face And A Name

Untitled document The Virginia Tech shooter has been identified as Cho Seung-Hui, a 23-year-old Virginia Tech student. Cho was a South Korean citizen legally in the United States. So we have a face and a name, which tells us nothing about … Continue reading

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A Cab Ride Too Far

Untitled document The Minneapolis Metropolitan Airports Commission has voted – unanimously – to penalize taxi drivers who refuse rides to passengers carrying alcohol our who have dogs with them. This is, of course, a response to cab drivers who decided … Continue reading

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Growing Anger

Untitled document British newspapers are reporting that there is a growing amount of anger at the Virginia Tech administration for failing to get warnings out after the first shooting incident yesterday. The first of the emails the administration sent out … Continue reading

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Mexico Tells Artist To Turn The Other Cheek

Untitled document Spencer Tunick, who produces news coverage for himself by shooting photographs of large groups of naked people in famous locations, will apparently not get to stage one of his events among the ruins of the Teotihuacan pyramids in Mexico. … Continue reading

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Jeepers, Creepers, What Did You Do With Peepers?

Untitled document The media gets this whole story wrong – as usual when they are writing about anything involving an animal. Authorities say that on March 23, Quinlan and his 39-year-old girlfriend drove to a Lynnwood shopping center, where he … Continue reading

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