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Archive for April, 2007

The Latest Simpsons Movie Trailer

by @ Monday, April 30th, 2007. Filed under Movies, The Simpsons

Just in case you can’t wait until July:

TV Viewing: DVR vs. Live

by @ Monday, April 30th, 2007. Filed under Technology, Television, TiVo

The New York Times has an interesting piece today on the differences between what types of shows people watch live and what type they watch on their DVR’s: On April 4, the ABC series ?Lost? had 10.8 million viewers ? less than half the audience that ?American Idol? attracted an hour earlier on Fox. But […]

Jon Corzine: Still Unsafe At Any Speed

by @ Monday, April 30th, 2007. Filed under In The News

New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine was released from the hospital today, nearly three weeks after suffering near-fatal injuries in an accident where his vehicle was travelling at 91 miles per hour and he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt. On his way out of the hospital, Corzine was apologetic to the citizens of New Jersey: FLORENCE, N.J., […]

The Alleged D.C. Madam Speaks

by @ Monday, April 30th, 2007. Filed under Deborah Jeane Palfrey, Washington DC

Deborah Jeane Palfrey, who stands accused of running a prostitution business that catered to Washington’s power brokers, was in Court today and spoke to reporters afterwards: Deborah Jeane Palfrey, the alleged “D.C. Madam” facing federal racketeering charges for running an escort service that prosecutors say was a prostitution ring, denounced the case against her today […]

Joe Torre Is Safe For Now

by @ Monday, April 30th, 2007. Filed under Baseball, New York Yankees, Sports

Well, it looks like Steinbrenner won’t be firing anyone today: NEW YORK — Yankees owner George Steinbrenner backed manager Joe Torre and GM Brian Cashman on Monday, challenging players and staff “to show me and the fans what they are made of” following a start he termed “clearly not acceptable.” (….) “The season is still […]

Notes From The Torre Watch

by @ Monday, April 30th, 2007. Filed under Baseball, New York Yankees, Sports

As speculation begins to mount about the future of Yankees manager Joe Torre, here’s a sampling of what’s being said in the media today. First, The New York Times wonders if Steinbrenner’s firing instinct may be rusty: George Steinbrenner?s April managerial scorecard: 1982 ? Bob Lemon, 14 games. 1985 ? Yogi Berra, 16 games. 2007 […]

A Rare Baseball Accomplishment

by @ Monday, April 30th, 2007. Filed under Baseball, Sports

Yesterday, for the first time in four years and only the thirteenth time in the modern history of baseball, Colorado Rockies’ shortstop Troy Tulowitzki completed an unassisted triple play: DENVER (AP) -Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki turned a rare unassisted triple play in the seventh inning against the Atlanta Braves on Sunday. Kelly Johnson and […]

Troy Smith Gets Picked Up By Baltimore

by @ Sunday, April 29th, 2007. Filed under College Sports, Ohio State Buckeyes, Sports

Despite winning the Heisman Trophy and leading Ohio State to two winning seasons, including three victories over Michigan, Troy Smith had to wait until late in the 5th round of the NFL Draft to find out where he’ll be working come September: OWINGS MILLS, Md., April 29 — Troy Smith and his Heisman Trophy waited […]

The Yankees Lose Again — What Will George Do

by @ Sunday, April 29th, 2007. Filed under Baseball, New York Yankees, Sports

The brief light of hope that came from Saturday’s victory over Boston was dimmed today when the Yankees lost 7-4 notwithstanding the return of ace starter Chien-Ming Wang. So, now the question is, what will George do: The first thing Yankees players see when they open the main door to their spring training clubhouse is […]

The D.C. Madam Speaks

by @ Sunday, April 29th, 2007. Filed under Deborah Jeane Palfrey, Washington DC

Deborah Jeane Palfrey, the woman who stands accused of running a high-class call girl service that catered to many of Washington’s elite, is due back in Court this week and she’s starting to talk to the press: “Miz Julia” doled out a steady stream of advice, both practical and philosophical. From her California home, she […]

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