Still, I was a little surprised when I saw that the Expos were officially relocating to Washington next spring. The Expos played their last game in Montréal last night.
A PERSON WHO, HAVING BEEN DULY SUMMONED AS A JUROR, FAILS WITHOUT REASONABLE EXCUSE TO ATTEND FOR JURY SERVICE OR, HAVING ATTENDED IN PURSUANCE OF A SUMMONS, IS NOT AVAILABLE WHEN CALLED UPON TO SERVE AS A JUROR OR IS UNFIT FOR SERVICE BY REASON OF DRINK OR DRUGS, IS GUILTY OF AN OFFENCE AND IS LIABLE ON SUMMARY CONVICTION TO A FINE OF €63.49.€63.49? What sort of bizarre figure is that? I realize it's £50 in old money, but couldn't they have rounded it up to at least €63.50?
Soares, who won the Democratic primary by an official tally of 14,909 votes to Clyne's 9,741, was meeting with Attorney General Eliot Spitzer on Monday and did not attend the news conference.To be honest, I don't really care who won the Democratic primary for Albany County District Attorney, but why is this journalist claiming that 14,909 is two thirds of 24,650? By my reckoning, it works out at just over 60%. A sizable victory, certainly, but not 2 to 1. Maybe 5 to 3 didn't sound as good?
. . . Though he lost the primary by a ratio of 2 to 1, Clyne, 44, will be on the Nov. 2 general election ballot as the nominee of the Independence Party. He said Monday he has no intention of dropping out, even as McEneny and others said it was the right thing to do for party unity.
What can I say – just tip my hat and call the Yankees my daddy. I can't find a way to beat them at this point. ... They're that good. They're that hot right now – at least against me. I wish they would disappear and not come back.For any sportsman to make such a comment is bad. For a player on a team that has to face the Yankees 19 times a season, it's stupid. But, for a member of the Red Sox to say that is like telling everyone in Boston to 'just shut up and take your beating'.
[r]ecently he admitted he had become too partisan, citing Muhammad Ali as another Muslim convert whose radicalism was tempered by time. "There's always a zealous period," he said. "I used to want to rebel against everything, and that was great. After that, you get back to the job of living."Having read this, I'll cut him some slack.
. . . Islam was extremely vocal in his condemnation of the September 11 bombings in New York and Washington, affirming his duty to make clear that such acts of "incomprehensible carnage" had nothing to do with Islamic belief. He also spoke out against other recent terrorist outrages.
"I don't know of any senior officials who are pro-Taiwan," one former senior State Department official said.Okay, I think if someone working in the State Department was spying for Taiwan, then throw the book at him. But, what on Earth is going on in the State Department? Isn't the State Department supposed to be pro-US? Why are there people who are "pro" China working there?
He and others said Foreign Service officers largely viewed some Taiwanese officials' struggle to stay separate from China as a distraction, when the truly important relationship for the United States is China.
Carl W. Ford Jr., an assistant secretary of state for intelligence and research until he retired last year, worked directly with Mr. Keyser. He agreed that few if any State Department officials were openly pro-Taiwan.
He added that a handful of them "are at least neutral."
"And Don was very much down the middle. That did set him apart from the others."
In the past year, several Christian venues, including the Skyline in Oklahoma City and Synergy in Beltsville, Md., have opened, occasionally drawing big crowds. "We just want to provide an outlet for performers who are using their talent for Him, and to provide an alternative for college-area young adults," says Erik Sellin, director of Synergy, an 80-seat club that opened in July.I don't know what to make of this, but obviously it's not a bad thing. It sure is surprising, though.
"It's something I feel is an important thing to do," Green said at the time, "partly as a representative of the Jewish community and as far as my being a role model in sports for Jewish kids, to basically say that baseball, or anything, isn't bigger than your religion and your roots."The fact that he's not religious makes his decision all the more laudable. He may not be religious, but he is a public Jewish figure and he feels an obligation to those Jews who are religious. By not playing even one of the games this weekend (and they're BIG games) he's showing respect for those Jews who are religious, something that neither UEFA nor the Israeli teams managed to do.
China's efforts to thwart Taiwan aren't limited to high politics, either. Elsewhere, in Greece, China couldn't resist the opportunity to interfere with Taiwan's participation in the world of international sport. Taiwan's first lady, Wu Shu-jen, arrived in Athens a week ago Sunday with the intention of leading Taiwan's delegation at the opening ceremonies of the 2004 Paralympic Games, a parallel event to the Olympics dedicated to athletes with disabilities. Wu, the emeritus president of the Chinese Taipei Paralympic Committee (CPTC), has been paralyzed from the waist down since 1985.And, just to round off the week, China also forced UNESCO to change its mind about a painting for its International Day of Peace stamp. The painting, which was done by a 13 year old Taiwanese boy, was offensive because it included a small Taiwanese flag.
The facility proposed for Moe Road marked a successful turnaround for the library's Board of Trustees, which last year saw the sometimes stingy district reject a 68,000-square-foot facility.The new library will be 55,000 square feet. The "old library" was only built in 1980 and extended to its current 18,600 square feet in 1990. The population of Clifton Park is about 33,000. How big a library does a town need? How often should tax-payers be called upon to pony up for a new library?
In other races, Margaret T. Walsh beat John J. Reilly, 11,408 to 9,738, to secure the Democratic nomination for the Albany County Family Court Judge seat.
Those numbers were based on 99 percent of the countywide results.
Walsh, 39, is a part-time Albany County assistant public defender who also has a private practice.
She has 14 years experience as a family court lawyer and said she is looking to use that knowledge to ensure that at-risk children who enter her courtroom are protected.
"There's been a tremendous momentum that I think reflects people's perception of the political establishment here in Albany, so I'm not surprised (by the victory)," said Walsh. "This is a job I want, not for political reasons, but because it's one I'm qualified for and love."
Reilly was the party's choice for the $119,800-a-year judgeship.
Aslanbek Aslakhanov, an aide to Mr Putin who has just arrived in the region, said the death toll would be considerably higher than 150.I'm sure later on I'll cool off, but right now all I feel is hate for the people who did this. I don't care if the Russian special forces may have bungled the operation - they shouldn't have had to do this in the first place. And, I'll be honest, I'm not that clear as to what's going on in Chechnya, but I sincerely doubt the Russians have deliberately targeted a school full of children.
Ireland has the highest consumption levels for alcohol in the EU and when you’re at the top, there is only one way to go.It's terrible to think that so prestigious a title Europe's Top Drinkers may be lost.