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Mon, May 10 2004

Justice Scalia Not Part Of Current Journalist Lawsuit: We'll Keep Checking Back

It sounds as though the journalists who were ordered to erase their recordings of Antonin Scalia's speech at Presbyterian Christian High School in Hattiesburg, Mississippi are going to get total backing from news publishers in the form of a lawsuit against the U.S. Marshals Service.

Though it was not Scalia who directly ordered the erasure of his words, I can see how he would not generally like his remarks recorded and reported, after reading this, from Adam Liptak. Remarks such as "Check back with us," and "I am not a nut," lifted and taken in some outside context, could certainly come back to haunt a person somewhere down the line.

posted at: 15:41 | category: /Writing Life | link to this entry

Think You've Done It All On Vacation? Try This

Besides the obvious thrill value of an exotic vacation like this, the mind boggles at the related story ideas. Just being part of the behind-the-scenes team would be great fun! If you do decide to take this wild trip, you'd better have your wallet handy. It's more than $13,000 for one person. But if you take a friend or two, you'll get a lower price per person. If all you want to do on vacation is lie on a beach and soak up sun, this might not be the trip for you, but if intrigue and challenge are more your style of fun, the money might be very well-spent.

posted at: 10:45 | category: /Playing | link to this entry

My Bad

I have egg on my face here. In Bible-Inspired Haiku I mentioned Eric's special lady. It turns out that she is special as a Christian sister, but is not his wife. I will trust there was no ducking of thrown china or keyboards at either Eric's house or Jasmine's house as a result of my faux pas. They've been more than gracious to me after my comment. Please do go to Fireant Gazette and read more wisdom from Eric (and from friend Jasmine, when she pops in to post).

posted at: 07:50 | category: /Writing Life | link to this entry

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