November 18th, 2005

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Source: Cheney Isn't Woodward's Source
Guardian Unlimited - 9 hours ago
By JOHN SOLOMON. WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Dick Cheney is not the unidentified source who told Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward about the CIA status of the wife of Bush administration critic Joseph ...
Plamegate tarnishes Woodward's reputation Globe and Mail
Woodward Skewered by Bush Administration Opponents FOX News
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for anyone to have gone on to Larry King and made the comments that Bob Woodward did, while privatel

Woodward Downplayed CIA Leak Case Despite Involvement
Friday, November 18th, 2005
Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward was told of Valerie Plame's identity in June of 2003 - before Judith Miller or any other reporter. Woodward never reported this in the pages of the Washington Post and only mentioned it to his editors last month. We speak with Steve Clemons, editor of the popular news blog, The Washington Note.

The White House is bracing for a possible expansion of the CIA leak investigation that took down Vice President Cheney's chief of staff Lewis "Scooter" Libby.
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STEVEN CLEMONS: Well, President Bush is trying to do a lot of things right now to distract the American public from questions about Iraq, the W.M.D. intelligence abuse questions, the detainee abuse issues, the questions about Vice President Cheney's attempts to get the C.I.A. exempted from torture, and the failure on the Harriet Miers thing. He had been trying to do a lot of things that are distractions, and this Asia trip, while part of the APEC Leaders Summit, and this year hosted in Korea, he's been using to chastise China on various fronts and make some news by basically talking about democracy in China, which is not entirely a bad thing, but he's off trying to show himself as a world leader doing what world leaders do, which is talking about big problems in other places and hoping that America gives him some credit for that, because his popularity and his approval ratings are plummeting right now.

AMY GOODMAN: Steve Clemons, I want to thank you very much for being with us, publisher of the blog, Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation.
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Another neo-con in charge of Middle East at NSC--Robin Wright in WashPost 11-17-05

Couldn't be worse news. Note that he's called "a young Bernard Lewis."
Not favorable news for those who know Lewis's work and biases, plus the
fact that Donald Rumsfeld reportedly spent many weekends in Princeton
being tutored about the Middle East by Lewis so that he'd know how to
deal with Iraq. On the other hand, Doran is no longer spreading his
words at Princeton. However, the NSC is a lot more important than
Princeton, at least at the moment.

An Eye for Terror Sites*
NSC Puts Scholar in Charge of Middle East

By Robin Wright
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, November 17, 2005; A29

Michael S. Doran may have been destined to work for a Republican
administration. During the 1972 presidential campaign, his father ran
him around Carmel, Ind., to rip down posters of Democratic candidate
George McGovern. His father was a Republican precinct committeeman.Collapse )
Doran now works out of a barren office in the Eisenhower Executive
Office Building. He deals with topics including Iran's disputed nuclear
program, the Arab-Israeli conflict, Syria's ties to terrorists and
reform in the oil-rich Persian Gulf kingdoms.

Now that he's in government, Doran finds he no longer has the time to
fully explore the intelligence that he longed for as an academic. In one
recent 24-hour period, he had 2,714 items in his intelligence folder. He
described himself as a kid in a candy shop -- who can't eat all the free

© 2005 The Washington Post Company
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Ten word vocabulary for women,2,2369680,print.story


Samantha Bonar of the LA Times -- writing about Maureen Dowd's new book, Are Men Necessary -- says she's learned that she needs only 10 monosyllabic words to effectively communicate with men.

For example: "Big strong man want beer?" "You want chips?" "You great!"

I will avoid these words like New Orleans:


As in: "Why do you insist on my wearing these sheer red stockings?" "Can I have one of your beers?" "Will you let me know if you are married?"


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As in: "Why do you insist on my wearing these sheer red stockings?" "Can I have one of your beers?" "Will you let me know if you are married?"

But for the most part, I plan to not speak. I will alternate between giggling and tittering. I will be vacuous as I vacuum.

The payoff will be a man who loves and wants me. Whoever "me" is. I'm sure he can fill me in on that. Hee hee.

Men, the problem with this dating strategy is that even the most dedicated of doormats will eventually wake up, grow up — or get smart.

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He was supporting Fluke, her daughter, a crack cocaine habit of $400 to $900 a week, prostitutes and,1,2440672.story?page=2

63-year-old bank robber raised his sons right. So they turned him in.

By Ted Gregory
Tribune staff reporter

November 18, 2005

LEWISTOWN, Ill. -- Peoria Police Officer Jared Ginglen was reading a newspaper story about the gunman who was hitting banks across central Illinois when a couple details caught his attention. He visited the DeWitt County sheriff's Web site to view bank security photos of the robber.

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His sons don't visit and don't speak with him. Clay Ginglen said he sleeps better knowing his father is in jail. Garrett Ginglen said he is angry, primarily for what his father did to Donna Ginglen.

And, they agree that their father, for all his personal sorrows, gave them a strong moral bearing.

"It was his ultimate demise," Garrett said. "He taught us to do the right thing, and that got him caught."

Copyright © 2005, Chicago Tribune

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Many myths, theories, and speculations exist as to the exact etiology of the diseases, drugs, and ch


Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine: Vol. 129, No. 11, pp. 1457–1464.

The Effects of Diseases, Drugs, and Chemicals on the Creativity and Productivity of Famous Sculptors, Classic Painters, Classic Music Composers, and Authors

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I wish she would have tried crack cocaine," Sepasi said slowly,,1,4981014.story?coll=la-editions-valley


Sasha Is Dead, but Why?

We give our children loving homes. We trust them and respect their space. And we think we know them -- but their friends know better.

By Sandy Banks
Times Staff Writer

November 18, 2005

"Mommy! … MOMMY!"

The cry had the kind of blood-curdling edge that tells a mother something is horribly wrong. It shook Kamelia Sepasi from the camaraderie of friends, sent her rushing upstairs to her daughter's room.

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She is moving away from me, and I can no longer clear her path. There are things she will face with her friends, not Mom, as her touchstone. I hover, I hope, I lecture, I listen. But I've also absorbed a grieving mother's lesson:

"However we run after our kids, you are always way behind," she says.

Times staff writer Rong-Gong Lin II contributed to this report
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We addressed the issue and appropriate disciplinary action was taken," said SOCES Assistant Principa

School Restroom Used As Tongue Piercing Parlor
Girl Provides Piercings For Small Fee

POSTED: 5:57 pm PST November 16, 2005
UPDATED: 6:32 pm PST November 16, 2005

LOS ANGELES -- Lidia Mendez said her daughter appeared to be chewing on something as the 14-year-old was leaving for school.

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An employee at a tattoo and piercing parlor said such procedures are dangerous because of the tongue's many blood vessels.

No one under age 16 can undergo the procedure without parental consent, according to California law. School administrators said police were involved in the investigation but no one was arrested.

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McPhee’s big, engrossing studies of Calcutta façades and interiors are in the main space here, but Watanabe’s small portraits of Kabuki performers in the gallery’s Red Room are even more seductive. Thirty of these subtly toned black-and-white images—busts, profiles, and several rear views of very young actors in some of Japan’s amateur companies—are hung in grids on the blood-red walls. Photographed backstage between performances, Watanabe’s subjects present masklike but hardly inexpressive faces to the camera, and their combination of distracted selfconsciousness and defiant self-possession is hard to resist. Through Nov. 26. (Benrubi, 41 E. 57th St. 212-888-6007.)