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Daily Archives: 04/02/2008

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Local Newz Roundup:

Cy Young winner Bartolo Colon starting in today’s Pawsox home opener at McCoy Stadium. Go for the pitching, stay for the hot dogs. Hispanic leader David Quiroa bolts state GOP over the Guv’s immigrant bashing. The big shock: how was this guy was a GOP

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You Can’t Survive On Ice Cream

Am I the only one that thinks The Kills’ new Midnight Boom album is the best thing to come out in a million years? (Or, you know, at least in the last two months?) It’s got everything you could want in a rock and roll

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Lou Dobbs=CottonPickin’Moron

Anyone catch this? Recently,Condoleeza Rice briefly stopped being a tool to describe the difficulties with discussing race in America, calling Obama’s speech “important” and slavery America’s “birth defect.” “Black Americans were a founding population,” she said. “Africans and Europeans came here and founded this country

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Action against the executive order

The action is at 3:30 at the State House. Brown and RISD students are meeting at Faunce Arch at 3pm and walking over. JOIN PROVIDENCE COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS FOR AN ACTION AGAINST CARCIERI’S ANTI-IMMIGRANT EXECUTIVE ORDER In his worst attack on immigrants yet, Governor Carcieri signed

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Good stuff from Patrick Kennedy

First, if you haven’t heard about the Mental Health Parity bill, it’s an incredibly important measure that insurance companies are fighting tooth and nail, and that would stop insurers from shirking payment for mental health issues. Kennedy, who has suffered from addiction and depression, got

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Well, This Explains Everything

From Boston Globe, and improved upon by Richard Florida: The article claims that out of all major metro areas in the U.S., Boston and surrounding areas have the most even single male-to-single female ration. Hmmm, I wonder how Providence measures up.

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Refereeing Godzilla vs Mothra vs King Kong vs Alien vs Predator vs…

The Journal says that there’s finally, almost, a plan to govern the sale of property opened up by the highway move. The sooner the better, as one would hope for predictability as Brown and JWU and RISD and the hospitals and the city’s other behemoths

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Live Tonight: Health at AS220

Health was one of the more talked about bands at SXSW in Austin, garnering intense hipster cred for being Pitchfork honcho Ryan Schreiber’s favorite live act at the fest. Their music is pretty wild; aggressively noisy, rhythmic, chant-y, in a way it sounds like a

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Bill’s Getting Pissed

From The HuffPo/San Fran Chronicle: “It was one of the worst political meetings I have ever attended,” one superdelegate said.” ” The former president then went on a tirade that ran from the media’s unfair treatment of Hillary to questions about the fairness of the

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Reinvest in justice

The prison reform activist community presses on, despite a depressing showing during last year’s session. (We actually took a step back, as 17 year-olds were all tried as adults for a period of several months last summer and fall.) While criminal justice decisions shouldn’t be

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Starting Thurs — Human Rights Film Festival

Projo has the details: Human-rights violations around the world, from the ongoing genocide in Darfur to human trafficking in Eastern Europe, will be the focus of the third annual Brown University Human Rights Film Festival, running Thursday through Sunday. The Devil Came on Horseback, a

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senate hearing today, show your support

Jesse Stout, Executive Director of RIPAC, the medical marijuana advocacy coalition, encourages all interested parties to attend today’s hearing at the State House to show support for the patients, doctors and experts testifying in front of the Senate’s Health and Human Services committee in favor

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Wealthy Rhode Island sock puppet helping out with hunger in Kansas

This, from Kansas. How much out-of-state donating does he do? It does something to undercut the idea that he’s in it purely for the glory: Wealthy Rhode Island man helping out with hunger in Kansas The Wesley House in Pittsburg is participating in the Feinstein