Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Betty Hutton, 86, died on March 11th.

"But her personal life was rocky at times, including four failed marriages, financial problems and difficulties between her and her three daughters. In a 1980 AP interview, Hutton said she had kicked a 20-year addiction to pills. "Uppers, downers, inners, outers, I took everything I could get my hands on," she said.

She credited a Rhode Island priest, the Rev. Peter Maguire, with befriending her and turning her life around. She converted to Roman Catholicism. In 1986, she earned a liberal arts degree from Salve Regina College, in Newport, Rhode Island, commenting that she liked college because "the kids studying there accepted me as one of them."

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Simon says "Racism"

So, a man is caught in Nassau County on video tape giving a "vicious two-handed stick attack to the face" to someone. There were plenty of witnesses and the man's address is well known. This was on Saturday but no arrest has been made?

"A spokesman for Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said Friday that "no decision has been reached" about whether to bring charges against Simon.

"We are going to review the tape," spokesman Eric Phillips said."

Why the delay in bringing charges? Could it be.......that the attacker was white? That he was a jock? That hockey is a sport very popular amoung white people such as cops and fireman, who often get free tickets to Islander games?