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  1. Hewitt, Feeling Strong, Prepares to Hold His Court By CHRISTOPHER CLAREY Published: January 29, 2005 ... Hewitt, despite legs that should have been much heavier than Roddick's, was again able to summon enough adrenaline to ride the opportunity for all it was worth and close out a 3-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4), 6-1 victory. ...Now, in what happens to be the 100th year of the Australian championships, the third-seeded Hewitt has hacked his way through a thicket of a draw and a thicket of microphones and television cameras to earn - and that verb is worth emphasizing - a place in this year's final. ...Yet there is still one last, large roadblock for Hewitt in the broad-shouldered form of the Russian Marat Safin, who is seeded No. 4. Safin took on the overwhelming favorite, Roger Federer, in his semifinal on Thursday night and matched him stroke for stroke in the best match of this or just about any other tournament before winning, 10-8, in the fifth set. Read more here: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/29/sports/t...s/29tennis.html
  2. Serena Williams Wins Australian Open By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: January 28, 2005 Melbourne, Australia -- Serena Williams overcame a rib injury and rallied to defeat top-ranked Lindsay Davenport 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 to win the Australian Open women's title Saturday. http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/28/sports/t...artner=homepage
  3. January 29, 2005 Lip implant tissue link with mad cow disease By Sam Lister FEARS that cosmetic implants used in lips and cheeks could trigger vCJD, the human form of “mad cow” disease, have prompted the Government to launch an investigation. Sir Liam Donaldson, the Chief Medical Officer, said that experts were examining the possibility that tissue implants such as collagen could transmit blood-borne diseases such as variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease if contaminated. Although no evidence of such transmission has been discovered, the committee on microbiological safety of blood and tissues believes there might be a risk. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1461514,00.html
  4. www.craigslist.com www.ebay.com seems to work for a lot of folks--why not you?
  5. Thanx for the suggestion - I will check 'em out. And...welcome to Beatking!
  6. Happy Birthday, XB!!!!! :psychofun: :hyper: :strumma:
  7. Yep, I believe it. Speaking of double guitar players, how about John Mclaughlin?
  8. I dont know Groupers from Adam, but we should have a forum thread on famous Groupies
  9. Third columnist caught with hand in the Bush till Michael McManus, conservative author of the syndicated column "Ethics & Religion," received $10,000 to promote a marriage initiative. - - - - - - - - - - - - By Eric Boehlert Jan. 27, 2005 | And three makes a trend. One day after President Bush ordered his Cabinet secretaries to stop hiring commentators to help promote administration initiatives, and one day after the second high-profile conservative pundit was found to be on the federal payroll, a third embarrassing hire has emerged. Salon has confirmed that Michael McManus, a marriage advocate whose syndicated column, "Ethics & Religion," appears in 50 newspapers, was hired as a subcontractor by the Department of Health and Human Services to foster a Bush-approved marriage initiative. McManus championed the plan in his columns without disclosing to readers he was being paid to help it succeed. Responding to the latest revelation, Dr. Wade Horn, assistant secretary for children and families at HHS, announced Thursday that HHS would institute a new policy that forbids the agency from hiring any outside expert or consultant who has any working affiliation with the media. "I needed to draw this bright line," Horn tells Salon. "The policy is being implemented and we're moving forward." http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2005/01/...anus/index.html
  10. Gonna watch the Australian open today while I work on a paper and some busy work. Then I have a couple meetings beginning at lunch. Probably catch a movie sometime this weekend, and some tennis IF it clears up.
  11. Any plans? It's raining here again in sunny California...
  12. Just caught a clip of this performer on the David Letterrman Show and her guitar playing blew my mind - I thought it was Jack White at first. Here's a clip from NPR, which while not as rockin' as her Letterman performance, it does show her talent http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4179954
  13. I suppose they dont use tape recorders at home either... very hyprocritical
  14. She sure is purty--and she sho knows how to plzzz a girly-man like Red :rotfl:
  15. I would also like verification, on both the former, and the latter. Sources?
  16. The couple was so concerned about their children that they spent 15 minutes watching and then went and grabbed binoculars and a telescope :rotfl:
  17. High court: masturbation at home not an offence By WENDY COX VANCOUVER (CP) - The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that masturbating at home is not an offence, even if the activity can be seen by peeking neighbours. The case centred on whether a private space - Daryl Clark's living room - became public because others could view it. The high court said No in a unanimous ruling Thursday. "The living room of his private home was not a place 'to which the public (had) access as of right or by invitation, express or implied,' " Justice Morris Fish wrote, quoting the Criminal Code. On Oct. 28, 2000, Clark's neighbours across his backyard in Nanaimo, B.C., noticed "some movement" in Clark's living room. The woman had been watching television with her two young daughters in their family room, a room lit only by a television screen and light from the adjoining kitchen. The woman moved to another room for a better view, then called her husband. The pair watched Clark for up to 15 minutes from the privacy of their darkened bedroom. The court found they took care to avoid being seen by Clark, peering out from underneath their partially lowered blinds. Later, the woman's husband fetched a pair of binoculars and a telescope. He also tried, unsuccessfully, to videotape Clark in action, says the judgment. The judgment notes the pair were "understandably concerned" because they feared Clark was "masturbating to our children." The neighbours, who are identified only as Mr. and Mrs. S, called police. The officer was able to see Clark from his belly up from the neighbour's bedroom and from the neck or shoulders up from the street level. But Clark was charged after the police officer shone his flashlight in Clark's window at close range. http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Law/2005/01/27/912104-cp.html
  18. More new on film buys: As is usually the case, by midweek a number of movies had been bought for distribution. After the bidding war over "Hustle and Flow," which sold for $9 million to Paramount, several other films sparked strong bids. Harvey Weinstein, the co-chairman of Miramax Films, flew into town on Sunday and quickly closed a $7.5 million deal for "The Matador," which stars Pierce Brosnan as a hired killer. The studio chief had bid on "Hustle and Flow" and lost, but seemed determined to be part of the Sundance action. Mr. Weinstein also pre-emptively bought a horror film called "Wolf Creek" for $3 million just ahead of the festival. Many wondered how Mr. Weinstein, who is in final negotiations to terminate his contract with the Walt Disney Company, could be bidding on movies if he were leaving Miramax, which is owned by Disney. A company spokesman declined to comment, but a Miramax executive said that Mr. Weinstein would try to take the Sundance movies with him if and when he leaves the company. Warner Independent Pictures, the art-house arm of the major studio, bought "The Emperor's Journey," an emotional documentary about emperor penguins fighting their way through ice to their breeding ground, for about $1 million. Some audience members said the film moved them to tears. Universal's specialty arm, Focus Features, paid $1.5 million for the heart-warming drama "On a Clear Day," about an unemployed Scottish shipyard worker who decides to swim the English Channel. Meanwhile, Lions Gate bought Mr. Slade's "Hard Candy," a taut thriller about a young girl who tortures a suspected child molester, for $2 million. It features a castration scene that had people buzzing. The company also bought "Rize," a documentary about youths in South Central Los Angeles and their latest form of exuberant street dancing, called krumping. The studio paid about $500,000, an executive said. Paramount Classics acquired a movie from the rival Slamdance Festival, "Mad Hot Ballroom," a documentary about New York adolescents learning ballroom dancing, for $2.7 million. Another movie attracting interest from distributors and enthusiasm from audiences is"The Squid and the Whale," a wry, touching story about a family of intellectuals in Park Slope, Brooklyn, going through divorce in the 1980's. Jeff Daniels plays the writing-professor father, Laura Linney is the writer-mother, and Jesse Eisenberg and Owen Kline are sons buffeted by the painful split. The writer-director Noah Baumbach, 35, based the film on his own experience of his parents' divorce. He said that he had struggled for years to find his voice as a filmmaker after making "Kicking and Screaming" in 1995 but had an epiphany at a screening of theLouis Malle classic "Murmur of the Heart," organized by his friend Wes Anderson (a "Squid" producer). http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/28/movies/m...ml?pagewanted=2
  19. REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK Forget About All Those Films, This Year It's the Sundance Free Stuff Festival By SHARON WAXMAN Published: January 28, 2005 PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 27 - The director David Slade, who is British but lives in Hollywood, learned a new word at this year's Sundance Film Festival. "Do you want to be gifted?" he was asked on one of his first days here, where he has a film, "Hard Candy," in competition. The debt-laden director soon learned that one of the latest rituals of attending Sundance is being showered with free stuff, a practice known as gifting. "There's cellphones, hair dryers, jewelry, jeans, makeup," Mr. Slade marveled. "You feel a mountain of guilt. You feel immoral." "Then it's, 'Sure, I'll take it!' " he added. "And the joke of it is, I walked away with more money than I got paid for the movie." Read more here: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/28/movies/m...ial/28sund.html
  20. Chris Rock Hip-Hops Into Oscar Gig By BETH HARRIS, Associated Press Writer BURBANK, Calif. - Chris Rock's eyes darted around the room, studying the chattering group of international print journalists. He licked his lips, clasped his hands ... and only dropped one F-bomb as they questioned him in a variety of accents.... ...How did Cates choose Rock as host? "Billy is doing a show in New York," he said, "Steve Martin is doing a movie..." Rock cut him off. "Ellen DeGeneres has crabs. Jay Leno's got a gig. They got to the R's. Burt Reynolds said no. Read more
  21. Irish rock star Bono talks during the session 'The G-8 and Africa: Rhetoric or action ?' at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Bono warned the leaders of rich countries they were carrying the hopes of a generation with promises to end poverty in Africa. http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=stor...xyuddk97_photo0
  22. The ad doesnt specify male or female I think its just a google system problem, not a real ad
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