Monthly Archives: April 2011

Qaddafi’s son dead? (3x UPDATED AT BOTTOM)

Various media are reporting that a NATO airstrike has killed a son of Libyan leader Moammar Qaddafi. 1st UPDATE: 6:52 p.m. EDT: If the news is true, there is terrible irony at work; it was just today that Col. Qaddafi … Continue reading

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You’ve got to love kids!

If something is coming at you, you’re instinct is to do whatever it takes to protect yourself. Perhaps you duck, jump to one side or another, or run in the other direction. When it is a baseball, you’re going to … Continue reading

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Вы бы лучше не фол в этом 50-летия космического полета Юрия Гагарина

You’d better not foul up in this 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s first space flight. If you do, Russia’s prime minister is going to fire you. He has canned the nation’s space agency head, as AFP reports, because Russia in … Continue reading

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Quotas pour le football français ?

Quotas for French football? At least one French media outlet reports that, “oui,” the French football/soccer association is interested in a less black team. Mediapart reports that Members of the French Football Federation’s National Technical Board, including the France team … Continue reading

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Five important leadership positions…

…will simply have to go unfilled. Not good. But that’s expected to happen at Temple University, which is one of Pennsylvania’s major public universities that could fall victim to Republican governor Tom Corbett’s radical spending cuts. The Philadelphia Inquirer notes … Continue reading

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For some, it will be au revoir; for others, who knows?

For a fantastic group of students in the School of Communication at Point Park University, graduation is now days away. Commencement represents the end of their undergraduate academic experience, and I always wonder as graduation looms just how often I … Continue reading

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Lockout!

On the day that Prince William and Kate Middleton’s love was locked in, the National Football League learned that it can keep the players locked out. As the Associated Press notes, A federal appeals court in St. Louis late Friday … Continue reading

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