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But what caught my eye when I got there was the list of follow-up stories in the month since the pledge's death. The Denver Post didn't just flood the zone, they dragged the zone to the middle of Old Lake Dillon, then sank it to the bottom:
Boulder creates alcohol plan
Boulder frat's charter revoked
CU death blamed on alcohol
CU asks for halt to liquor licensing
Fears swirl around device to inhale alcohol
Oklahoma fraternity death ruled as alcohol poisoning
CSU alcohol panel sees no quick fixes
Student, 19, found dead at University of Oklahoma
Alcohol deaths renew mom's resolve
CU neighbors ask Boulder to tighten liquor licensing
Frats at CU resist rush limits
Greeks' CU rush will be delayed
Past tragedies, reforms offer path for CU, CSU
"It's time to party"
College towns see underage drinking rise
The brotherhood of booze
Grieving parents want CU to change
Frat rite died to death
CU woes with alcohol, pledges not new
Millions paid in hazing lawsuits
400 gather at CU student's rites
Kin of CSU's Spady start effort to fight alcohol abuse
Excerpts from 911 distress call
"He drank way too much"
CSU students silently protest game beer ban
Frat mourns pledge's death
Teen was making his mark at CU
Amid ban, fans hit booze early
CU Greek events halted
Student found dead after CU frat party
Spady's death already changing CSU culture
Coroner: Spady had up to 40 drinks before her death
19 cited as CSU death is probed
Lieutenant governor to lead CSU alcohol probe
Students' binges growing heavier
Police track "trail of alcohol"
"Sam" mourned in stories, songs
Police tracking "trail of alcohol"
Hometown says goodbye to Spady
Family insists "one mistake" killed daughter
Death spurs CSU frats to ban booze at houses
Woman felt safe at frat house
How to send condolences
Alcohol deaths among college students
Frat suspended after alcohol death
Many are to blame in CSU death
Student remembered with stories, tears
Hometown remembers Spady as "good kid"
Booze, not foul play, eyed in CSU death
Body found at CSU fraternity
Update: I take it back, a little. The Denver Post wasn't just fixating on one student's drinking death with all these followups. There are actually two tragedies intertwined here. First, a coed at CSU died on Sept 6th, and then there was a second alcohol poisoning death at CU less than two weeks later. These kind of deaths get disproportionate press coverage, but the coincidence of two following so close together in two Colorado colleges justifies at least some of that disproportion.
There's a new store-front, fast-seafood joint on a bleak corner of North Philadelphia called The Krusty Krab. It, and the street it's on, look almost nothing like this.
I've often noticed that trademark attorneys are less diligent in the more severe neighborhoods. Or maybe the recipients of infringement letters are just less impressed there. Whatever protects the Krusty Krab (besides his krusty shell), it is as it should be.
The Blogomite Principality of Frum shows grace in error, and misplace in sense of proportion:
OCT. 3, 2004: CORRECTION
I participated in a panel sponsored by the New Yorker this weekend on the future of neoconservatism after Iraq. I misstated something, and since the panel was broadcast by C-Span II, I thought I'd better correct the record. I referred on the panel to countries that purported to be allies of the United States but in fact played a more ambiguous part. I had meant to name "Saudi Arabia and Pakistan," but some synapse in my brain misfired and I cited "Saudi Arabia and Jordan" instead. Apologies all around, especially to America's friend and ally, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
I rode in an elevator with Richard Avedon once. What I remember most from our time together was his endearing shyness, the gentlemanly diffidence that prevented him from asking me to pose for him, that prevented him from looking at me at all. What a charmer.
While the Future Is Here In a Second and the Past Was Here Until Just Now
"Two years ago, I would have said this wasn't going to last, but now I think reality is here to stay," one says. "People enjoy it too much."
That's a "sceptical writer" (and an oddly uncredited one) of televisual dramaturgy pissed-off that unorganized, cheap, silly reality shows are killing the labor market for overorganized, expensive, silly irreality shows.
...The attacks shattered the relative calm of mainly agricultural Nagaland, where a truce has been in force with the region's largest separatist group, the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN), since 1997.
...Assam police official Khagen Sharma blamed the attacks on the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and the NDFB -- two of around 30 rebel groups fighting for greater autonomy or independence in the region.
I support the National Democratic Front of Bodoland because if the winner gets to rename the place, Bodoland is just about as good as Nagaland. And because the Bodoland bobos sometimes blow up their own asses instead of those of hapless others:
...In another incident, three National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) militants were killed when an explosive device they were planting exploded in northern Assam's Darrang district early Sunday, police said.