Monday, July 30, 2007
Homeless World Cup Began Yesterday.
Hundreds of homeless people from across the globe waved flags and blew whistles at the start of the Homeless Soccer World Cup on Copenhagen's main square on Sunday.
Cheered by onlookers, the 48 teams marched onto the pitch, many dancing to the rhythms of a samba band, with reigning champions Russia leading the parade.
Some 500 players, from as far afield as Burundi, the United States, Kazakhstan, Chile and India, were taking part in the weeklong event, which was conceived by street newspaper editors at a meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, in 2001.
The official website:http://www.homelessworldcup.org/
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
The Boston Globe's Charles P. Pierce writes:
Read his answer here.
(Photo courtesy of Tom Priddy, GoUpstate.com)
Monday, July 23, 2007
Fortunately it was only a tiny part of the deck that was "decorated" and we got it (mostly) all off, but not without a momentary heart stoppage on my part.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Darn, no wonder my internet connection wasn't working right. It hadn't really been invented yet!
Monday, July 16, 2007
Sunday, July 15, 2007
In the latest example of idiocy on the terraces, a 52 year old AC Milan supporter is currently being prosecuted for throwing a rabbit towards the pitch during the Milan Derby on March 11, 2007, according to the Gazzetta dello Sport.
Read the rest here. (yes, the rabbit survived...)
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Breaking News: All Online Data Lost After Internet Crash
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Michelle Wright, 37, pleaded not guilty Thursday to three counts of assault with a firearm and one count of shooting a firearm at a dwelling, Los Angeles County sheriff's Detective Robert Gillis said Friday.
Wright, who has eight children, drove her son's two friends to a rival gang member's house early Tuesday in Palmdale, in northern Los Angeles County, authorities said.
A passenger got out and fired at a bedroom window before the three drove away. Two small children and a teen were in the room, but no one was injured.
The shooting was captured by a neighbor's security camera, but the video was not released pending court proceedings, officials said.
Several hours after the shooting, detectives acting on a tip went to an abandoned house where they arrested her son and the gunman, Gillis said. Authorities also recovered a shotgun they suspect was used in the shooting, he said.
During the arrest, Wright showed up and accused the officers of harassing her children, officials said.
When a detective told Wright that he recognized her vehicle from a video of the incident, she sobbed and apologized, officials claimed.
She told authorities she drove her son's "homeboys" in the shooting because she felt police were not doing enough to stop gang members from harassing her children, Gillis said.
Sunday, July 01, 2007
I'm sure it will all work out. When did leaving home become so complicated?