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NY Times Home & Garden:

Victorian Baths, Unrepressed.

07/19/07 • 08:45 AM • DesignHistoryHome & Living • No Comments

SF New Mexican:

Little-known jewel.  Our grasslands to the east are gorgeous, especially in spring and early summer.

07/19/07 • 08:32 AM • EnvironmentalNatureSanta Fe LocalTravel • No Comments

SF New Mexican:

Southside: Arroyo nails plague riders.  For bike riders, there is a solution.

07/19/07 • 08:30 AM • ConsumptionSanta Fe LocalSports • No Comments

SF New Mexican:

LANL Cold War plutonium releases disputed.  “Airborne releases of plutonium at Los Alamos National Laboratory could be about 59 times higher than what was officially reported during the Cold War ...”

07/19/07 • 08:26 AM • EnvironmentalHealthHistorySanta Fe Local1 Comment

SF New Mexican:

Madrid’s “Nude Geezers.”

07/19/07 • 08:25 AM • PhotographySanta Fe Local • No Comments


One million Hasbro Easy-Bake toy ovens recalled.  Kids were getting burned on these when I was knee-high to a full-size oven, back in the ‘60’s.

07/19/07 • 08:22 AM • ChildhoodConsumption • No Comments


Alert level raised as 1,000 new wildfires reported.  Unusually consistent afternoon thundershowers from spring to summer seem to have kept our mountainous forests at a lower fire danger level than other areas in the West.

07/19/07 • 08:21 AM • NatureSanta Fe Local • No Comments


The hills (and airwaves) are alive with “The Sound Of Music”, 24/7. Frankly, I’m surprised it wasn’t done sooner.

07/18/07 • 04:00 PM • ArtsChildhoodEntertainmentTravel1 Comment

NY Times:

Americans Still Flock to Europe as Dollar Drops.

07/18/07 • 03:32 PM • EconomicsPoliticsTravel • No Comments

Times Online.UK:

Fed targets ‘abusive’ mortgage lending.  “In a letter sent out late last night, Bear Stearns provided a chilling update to investors in its High-Grade Structured Credit Strategies and High-Grade Structured Credit Strategies Enhanced Leveraged funds. [snip] Bear said that there was ‘effectively no value left’ for investors in the Enhanced fund and ‘very little value’ in the High-Grade fund.  It described the drop in values of a number of its highly rated, AA or AAA, securities, as ‘unprecedented’.”

07/18/07 • 03:20 PM • EconomicsPolitics1 Comment

Times Online.UK:

“Does full-time nursery care harm children? In Britain many parents think it does. In France there are no such qualms.

07/18/07 • 03:07 PM • ChildhoodHealthPsychology • No Comments


5 books you must read to be a Computer Engineer.

07/18/07 • 02:28 PM • BooksComputingHardwareInternetSoftware • No Comments

Washington Post:

FDA Faulted In Safety Lapses.  No surprise there.

07/18/07 • 02:17 PM • ConsumptionFoodHealthPolitics • No Comments

How on earth

anyone manages to grow organic fruit is beyond me.  My fruit trees (two plums, a cherry) are under attack by small slugs.  They eat the leaves, turning everything brown/yellow.  I’ve tried highly-touted neem oil, to no visible effect.  Garlic oil seems to flavor their meal.  My only recourse seems to be let them be stripped of leaves, or spray pesticides.  Anyone have any better ideas?  Point me to ‘em.  I’m at a loss (of leaves).

07/18/07 • 01:58 PM • EnvironmentalFoodHealthPersonal(4) Comments

I will not post

any Potter news until after release.  Why take the blush from the rose?

07/18/07 • 01:55 PM • ArtsBooksEconomicsEntertainment1 Comment

NY Times:

The Bicycling Paradox: Fit Doesn’t Have to Mean Thin.  Cyclists who are heavier and narrower in the shoulders than I, do wonderfully well in our headwinds.  Whereas I have to hunch down to get flat as possible, to limit drag.

07/18/07 • 12:15 PM • Physical FitnessSports • No Comments


SanDisk debuts their “Ducati” line of memory cards.  “From a performance perspective, SanDisk’s goal is equally clear: with a speed rating of 42.9MB/second for the Extreme Ducati Edition CompactFlash, vs a 38.1MB/second speed rating for Extreme IV, the company set out to boost performance noticeably over their existing fastest memory cards.”

07/18/07 • 10:16 AM • ComputingHardwarePhotography • No Comments


Neocons on a cruise.  “The nuanced doubts of Bill Buckley leave them confused. Doesn’t he sound like the liberal media?”  Via MeFi.

07/18/07 • 10:11 AM • HistoryHuman RightsPolitics • No Comments


Water find ‘may end Darfur war.’  “A huge underground lake has been found in Sudan’s Darfur region, scientists say, which they believe could help end the conflict in the arid region.  Some 1,000 wells will be drilled in the region, with the agreement of Sudan’s government, the Boston University researchers say.”

07/18/07 • 10:09 AM • EnvironmentalHuman RightsNaturePolitics • No Comments


Bell tolls for Hemingway treasures as Cuban house caught in sanctions trap.  “The US government has blocked not only the money needed but specialist equipment such as dehumidifiers and scanning equipment.”

07/18/07 • 09:52 AM • ArtsBooksHistory • No Comments


And now lot 403: the Old Master worth £5m. Do I hear £300?

07/18/07 • 09:49 AM • ArtsHistory • No Comments


Why it’s castanets at dawn for Spain’s flamenco performers.  They may need historians, more than performers, to judge what is ‘pure.’

07/18/07 • 09:48 AM • EntertainmentHistory • No Comments

Inside Higher Ed:

Saving Iraq’s Scholars.  “We consider it to be the first large-scale effort of its kind since the 1930s, when IIE’s Emergency Rescue Committee rescued over 300 senior European scholars and brought them to safety in the United States.”  Some of these were the parents of my friends, working at the Institute for Advanced Study and other scholarly institutions in Princeton.

07/18/07 • 09:46 AM • Human RightsPoliticsScholarlyScience • No Comments

NY Times:

U.S. Imposes Restrictions on Importing Cypriot Coins.

07/18/07 • 09:43 AM • General • No Comments

NY Times Great Homes:

Podcasting Real Estate in Europe and Asia.

07/18/07 • 09:34 AM • PodcastingWeblogs • No Comments
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