BBC: “Thousands of mourners have attended the funeral parade of a veteran crime boss in Taipei, Taiwan.”
Archives for May 2005
One of the most frequently-accessed items on newley.com is “On Soccer and America,” an essay I penned following the American national team’s surprising success at the last World Cup. I’ve been meaning to follow up on the topic; recent news developments have brought the issue to my attention once again. Of particular interest is the […]
Miami: “Customs and Border Patrol officials said they have stopped an operation that was trying to smuggle cocaine into the U.S. by hiding it in a shipment of plantains from Ecuador.” Australia: “Many Australians reacted with anger and shock after a Queensland woman they believe is innocent was found guilty of smuggling drugs into Bali […]
Watched the fabulous ending to the excellent Champions League final last night. Liverpool was down 3-0 at halftime against AC Milan and yet they rallied to even the score and then win in penalty kicks. I’ve always loved the Liverpool goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek—a Pole whose dad was a coal miner—and he proved his mettle by […]
Can a man with hair like this possibly be innocent?
Don’t miss the fine print on the filibuster deal.
“How to Become and Early Riser.” I always struggle to get out of bed in the morning, even when I’ve had enough sleep. One semester, when I was teaching in Ecaudor, I taught a class that began at 7:00 a.m. I got up every day at 6:00, took a shower, drank some coffee, taught my […]
…unfortunate Star Wars costumes.
I’ve lived in my fair share of small apartments, but none of them were nearly hip enough to submitted in the smallest, coolest apartments contest.