Clearly I'm an Alcombright supporter (and wouldn't you all like to know why????)Actually, after reading it in context, it sounds more like a challenge to The Transcript.
"Like Ghandi, like Martin Luther King, we need to educate and enlighten the public," said Miller, who joined the Free State movement after breaking up with his fiancée.It beats the hell out of having nutjobs like Tom Tancredo representing you.
The actions have ranged from the odd, such as when Free Staters filed another person's fingernails without a manicurist's license on a public sidewalk or held an unlicensed puppet show, to the irksome, as when they tried to dig a garden in a downtown Keene park, to the instigative, such as the day they stood on a street corner with a marijuana bud held aloft. Sometimes, they simply veer toward obstinate, wearing hats in a courtroom after being asked to take them off or refusing to remove a couch from a lawn.
Roach is sidelined because the School Committee's current policy governing home-schooled students prevents them from playing sports, such as baseball, with limited rosters — or a "cut" policy — whereby not everyone who tries out makes the team. A proposed policy revision centered around eliminating that restriction has divided the School Committee, but the measure may have enough support when the seven-member panel votes on it for the final time in June.Homeschooled kids play in band, take certain courses, do theater, etc... but certain sports are different? The inconsistency in the policy tells me that this is a snub.
f you had to deal with the Mayor the second and fourth Tuesday of every month-- you'd have a few drinks before the meeting---chbpodFunny!
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The old North Adams Plaza should be coming down within the next 30 days but its replacement may take longer than expected.Sigh. I wish I hadn't seen this one coming......
"I don't think you are going to see anything until the economy turns around," Mayor John Barrett III told the City Council on Tuesday night.
My theme is the intellectual decline of conservatism, and it is notable that the policies of the new conservatism are powered largely by emotion and religion and have for the most part weak intellectual groundings. That the policies are weak in conception, have largely failed in execution, and are political flops is therefore unsurprising.Emotion? Religion? Ya' don't say. But it gets better:
These unanticipated and shocking events have exposed significant analytical weaknesses in core beliefs of conservative economists concerning the business cycle and the macroeconomy generally. Friedmanite monetarism and the efficient-market theory of finance have taken some sharp hits, and there is renewed respect for the macroeconomic thought of John Maynard Kenyes, a conservatives' bête noire.Indeed. It would almost seem that conservative economics was based upon a faith-based belief system rather than analysis. A pattern?
Ms. Girard took a genetic test to see if her genes also put her at increased risk for ovarian cancer, which might require the removal of her ovaries. The test came back positive, so she wanted a second opinion from another test. But there can be no second opinion. A decision by the government more than 10 years ago allowed a single company, Myriad Genetics, to own the patent on two genes that are closely associated with increased risk for breast cancer and ovarian cancer, and on the testing that measures that risk.Does anybody know how many patents have been granted on parts of your body? Seriously? Anybody?
On Tuesday, Ms. Girard, 39, who lives in the Austin, Tex., area, filed a lawsuit against Myriad and the Patent Office, challenging the decision to grant a patent on a gene to Myriad and companies like it....
Stung by declining auto sales, Toyota Motor Corp. said it lost $7.7 billion in the fourth quarter -- leading to its first annual loss since 1950. And the world's largest automaker said next year may be worse.When you let Fox News and Rush Limbaugh dictate media memes about why companies have hard times, you inherently will end up with contradictions.
Chief Executive Katsuaki Watanabe said Friday that Toyota, battered by a strong yen and slumping demand, lost $4.4 billion in its 2009 fiscal year, compared with a $17.7-billion profit a year earlier.
For its current fiscal year, Toyota is predicting an even greater loss of $5.5 billion.
Since [Tim] Lanfoir plans to offer “big, giant, Mexican burritos” for around $7, he doesn’t feel he has much competition around town. “Personally, I have to drive all the way to Pittsfield to get Taco Bell,” he admitted. He hopes locals will find Pizza King to be a good stop gap between here and Pittsfield. With no canned food, he plans on also being a healthier option with homemade refried beans, rice and sauces. He will also offer delivery.I thought I was the only one who found excuses to go to Home Depot in order to sneak thru Taco Bell.
“Sometimes the mayor gets a reputation of being a hard ass, but he just wants to be informed,”I'm all for staying informed, but why did Lanfoir have to submit his menu to the city in advance? Weird.
Penn never pretended to be performing public service. Its massive investments in the community, school officials said, were designed to improve the university. It stopped making excuses, fronted the money for projects large and small through good and recessionary times, and got the job done.
At the same time it began making risky forays into real estate, Penn started a public elementary and middle school to attract families and stabilize the neighborhood. It planted thousands of spruce and silver maples along barren sidewalks. It gave faculty and staff cash incentives to buy homes there, and some of its top administrators moved in.
Even now, construction continues, just as it did during the downturn in 2001 and 2002.
"This is not altruism or noblesse oblige," Penn president Amy Gutmann said in a recent interview. "It's the right thing to do because it can make us stronger as well as our community stronger."
Amherst’s Swine Flu/H1N1 task force made up of representatives from Health Services, Dean of Students, Dean of Faculty, Physical Plant, Public Affairs, Campus Police and other offices met this morning. Two new students have presented flu symptoms and have tested positive for Type A (common, garden variety) flu—not H1N1 flu. The college is handling them as suspected H1N1 cases out of an abundance of caution. They are being treated and isolated.
In addition to canceling all parties this weekend, Amherst is setting up instant hand-sanitizing stations at dorms and academic buildings across campus. All of these stations supplement existing locations at the fitness center and dining hall. Posters emphasizing proper sanitation techniques are also being installed in dorms and all over campus.
Amherst is proceeding with previously scheduled athletic contests involving tennis, golf, track and baseball after consulting with coaches and athletics directors at other colleges, as all are off-campus. In addition, coaches are asking that any athlete feeling ill not compete, and that fans not attend if they’re not feeling well. Other college events are being evaluated and/or canceled on a case-by-case basis; activities that could potentially involve the sharing of food or cups, for example, will not take place.