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Owens says he was misquoted in autobiography

IRVING, Texas -- Terrell Owens says plenty in his new book. Except for one word he now claims he didn't say. But making a big deal of an apparent misquotation -- despite the sentence being written in the first-person -- is the kind of media nitpicking Owens would lament in his 242-page book.

Only sport's biggest blowhard would claim he was misquoted in his own autobiography... When I was a kid, were the athletes that I looked up to really this much of a jackass, or is this a recent phenomenon?

 

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You go, Girl!

Former CIA officer sues Cheney, Libby, Rove over leak
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, Valerie Plame and her husband, Joseph Wilson, a former U.S. ambassador, accused Cheney, Rove and I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby of revealing Plame's CIA identity in seeking revenge against Wilson for criticizing the Bush administration's motives in Iraq.

Good for them!
I swear our country is being run by 4th graders...

"Hey, Dicky, did you hear that Joey was making fun of the way we were playing dodgeball?"
"Yeah, I heard, Scooter (no need to make up a nickname here...). Let's go tell Mrs. Post that we saw him and his girlfriend making out in the bushes."

This wasn't even on the front page of the "liberal" Boston Globe

By Pete Yost, Associated Press Writer July 12, 2006 WASHINGTON --Now that Karl Rove won't be indicted, now that the president won't fire him, now that it really doesn't matter anymore, more details of the Valerie Plame leak investigation trickle out. In his latest syndicated column, released Wednesday, columnist Robert Novak revealed his side of the story in the Plame affair, saying Rove was a confirming source for Novak's story outing the CIA officer, underscoring Rove's role in a leak that President Bush once promised to punish. As Rove's legal problems grew a year ago, the president qualified his earlier pledge to fire anyone involved in the Plame leak, saying it would apply to "someone who committed a crime."

It's your time to go...

The tragic story of the car being crushed last night in one of the Big Dig tunnels got me thinking...
I am not sure that I believe in a God, certainly not one that most organized religions feel the need to pray to, and worse, fear. But, I know that I believe in something, some force (no Star Wars jokes, please...)out there stronger than you and I that is playing a part in our lives, maybe keeping a balance between good and bad, right and wrong. Maybe something like Karma...
Now, I am not in any way saying that the poor woman who was killed by that giant block of falling cement had it coming or had lived her life in a way that would have some bad karma due to her. But, it does make me think that life can't be totally random. She was in the passenger seat of that car and the driver was able to walk away from this incident with nothing but scratches. Physically unscathed that is...I'm sure he is going to have some emotional trauma to deal with for a long time to come from such a horrifying ordeal.

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Boston Baby Dolls

Boston baby dolls

I’m trying to decide if this is feminism in action, or young woman looking for attention. Looking to punish, or annoy the parents, who must have forced twelve years of tap and ballet on their daughters, then business management in college. While I am pleased to see woman be proud of their less than Hollywood perfect bodies, I was not as comfortable with the obligatory walk through the crowd ‘passing the hat’ for tips. Or the behavior of some members of the audience, and I do not mean the birthday boys in the corner, or the bachelor party at the bar.

Perhaps it was the patron next to me who really caused me to freak due to his behavior. Really, Mr. State Rep, I was glad to see you patronizing a business in your district, but did you really have to toss that much money in the hat. Or request personal attention from the dancers. And as politician you can’t be a very good reader of body language, as you made the ladies, who agreed to pose a little uncomfortable. Not to mention the lady with the pen and paper sitting next to you, writing all this down. You had to notice me, the B cup in the red shirt, who was so unsure it was my own elected representative I had to stop you and introduce myself. I almost could not stay for the show, and I was glad to have been carrying a shawl to cover my bare shoulders with. You will not be getting my vote next time, not after this.

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MBTA trip planning weirdness

I went to the MBTA website today to look at the 350 bus schedule (from Alewife to BurBlington). Rather than specifically view the 350 schedule, I used the trip planning "feature" of the website.

I selected Alewife as the departure, plugged in the destination by hand, and added an arrival time (randomly, 11am today, Saturday). It gave me two results:

(1) Alewife Station Busway at 10:30, take the 350.
(2) Walk .64 miles NW from Alewife, catch the 62/76 inbound to Alewife Busway, wait 25 minutes, then get the same 10:30 350 bus.

Yeah, sure, I have that much time to kill.

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Councilor Sam Yoon Needs Your Help

Next Wednesday, at 11:30 am, The Boston City Council will be in session to vote on the budget. Councilor Yoon, as well as, Councilors Arroyo, Turner, and Yancey are prepared to vote against the budget unless it includes significant increases in appropriations for violence prevention and youth job opportunities.

They would really like to fill the chamber with activists to hold the Council accountable. The 4 Councilors hope to be able to force a 6-6 vote, which would bring the issue to the Mayor, who is not necessarily in favor of this happening. Councilor Yoon and the others, feel the increased funding is fiscally responsible but provides much needed support to the city's youth, who are suffering from the increased violence.

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Art of July Fundraiser Benefits Boston Non-Profit Rogerson Communities July 27

The 13th annual Art of July art-inspired fundraiser will benefit Boston-area non-profit Rogerson Communities this year as it takes place from 7-11 p.m. July 27, 2006 at The Copley Marriott in Boston. Bid on the work of Boston’s best photographers, painters and jewelry and clothing designers plus great vacations in the event’s silent and live auctions inside the Marriott’s event space turned unique art gallery. Get your tickets — $35 in advance, $45 at the door, or splurge for $100 V.I.P. tickets for a truly unforgettable night — at www.rogerson.org. For more information visit www.artofjuly.com.

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Thanks for coming, could you please leave now

It's the first day of summer, and Revere Beach is not packed with sun worshipers. The road way, however, is packed with drivers, wanting to see the water, yet unwilling to feel the breeze. They miss the smell of salt in the air, the strange surf and turf essence from Kelly's Roast Beef, or last summers sun tan oil.

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Cuba, I Remember You/Cuba, te recuerdo

New Engaging Book on Camagüey Cuba Celebrates Life!
CUBA, I REMEMBER YOU/CUBA, TE RECUERDO
By OSCAR M. RAMÍREZ-ORBEA, PH.D.

**Cuba, I Remember You is a book about family, love, relationships, and survival in difficult circumstances that all readers will find to be a wonderful reading experience.
Bettie Corbin Tucker
For IP Book Reviewers
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See more about the book at:
http://cubairememberyou.zoomshare.com/

CUBA, I REMEMBER YOU/CUBA, TE RECUERDO
By OSCAR M. RAMÍREZ-ORBEA, PH.D.

A collection of 14 short stories, all in Spanish and English, based on the author’s experiences of childhood before and after the Communist revolution. Includes Appendix for educators wishing to use the book in Spanish or English foreign language classes. Lots of nostalgia for those who knew Cuba in the 50’s and 60’s and plenty of humor for readers in general. Includes also many period family photographs that illustrate the stories and bring them vividly to life!

The minimum driving age should remain the same

Although statistics show that 16 year olds more often than people over 20 I believe that the driving age should remain the same. If school would take more time to prepare these children I think that the accident rate will go down. When I was 16 I took drivers ed in high school, and went straight to the dmv and picked up my license. I don't believe I was ready but fortunately I didn't have any accidents. If school would take more time to prepare students then the driving age wouldn't even be an issue.

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Call for poetry submissions from Bostonians

Boston-area poets PLEASE SUBMIT POEMS to LOCUS POINT by May 30 to [email protected].

LOCUSPOINT IS:
A community-centered approach to poetry publishing: Each edition of LOCUSPOINT is built on a set of cities or regions. Guest Editors in each location are tasked with locating poetry community within their areas to whatever extent or degree they experience it by selecting seven poets whose work they want to highlight. Each poet contributes five pages of poetry to the city. The Guest Editor writes an introduction to his or her selections to comment on the poetry scene where they live.

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Bag lady

Where in the greater Boston area can a gal find a laptop bag (for a 12-inch) that:

-doesn't scream "There's a computer in here. Steal me!"

-is stylish

-has room for a few things besides just the computer 

-at a store, so I can try it on  to see if it's comfy to haul around

 

 

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