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Memorial Day: Strip Away the Steel

I have made a conscious decision to view casualties of war as impersonally as I can because once you make the decision to go to war you have to think tactically and strategically in an effort to win the war in the most efficient and decisive manner possible. And unfortunately, …

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Are You Raw Enough For Ozzfest?

Do you have what it takes to inflame the blood-thirsty masses at Ozzfest? Do your guitars snarl and buzz threateningly? Do your vocals bristle and bray atavistically? Have you ever bitten the head off of anything living? This may be your chance: OZZfest 2004 Is Looking For Raw Talent; Auditions …

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Willie Under the Knife

Willie Nelson has successful surgery to relieve carpal tunnel syndrome: Attempts at rest, splinting and medication to relieve symptoms of carpal tunnel earlier this month were not as effective as hoped, and last week Willie Nelson had an endoscopic carpal tunnel release operation to his left wrist. Norman P. Zemel, …

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Rapper Banner Promotes Education

As is being discussed with particular vigor and vehemence on this post (see comments), I am as down on (not “with”) thug culture as most anyone, but who says hip-hop is all about thuggery? Check out hot crunkster David Banner and his stance on education: Highly acclaimed Mississippi hip-hop artist …

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Winchester (NY) Rastafest Coming in June

This sounds like a great summertime thang: The annual Westchester Reggaefest 2004 concert will celebrate their seventh anniversary on June 13, 2004. Prroduced and hosted by linkup Media, (parent company of Linkup Radio 93.5FM and Plush TV NY), the event returns to the Westchester County Center, located at 198 Central …

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Return o the Sonic Yoots

I love the band name “Sonic Youth” because these guys are older than I am so maybe I can be “Scribe Youth,” or something, into my dotage. Anyway, the Youth are coming back with Sonic Nurse (“to my head, to my head, rock and roll nurse going to my head”) …

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Buckeye Terrorist

I am not sure why the Damra case isn’t a bigger story outside of Cleveland, but the feds sure are interested in this formerly respected imam of the largest mosque in Ohio. If you are not familiar with his case, here is some background from the Cleveland Plain Dealer, which …

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Wardrobe Malfunction Not Worth 5-Large

On the one hand this is ridiculous, on the other if the guy had won then I would have been happy to start charging $5K every time I suffer offense at the hands (or whatever body part) of the media: A judge didn’t buy a Farmington lawyer’s claim that CBS …

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Tech and Science By State

The Milken Institute ranks the states according to its technology and science index: The 2004 State Technology and Science Index encapsulates each state’s comprehensive inventory of technology and science assets that can be leveraged to promote economic development. The Index provides states with a benchmark, monitors their technology progress and …

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Badlands

"A story of lust, betrayal and America" set in Texas, 1963. . .

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