Artifact thieves

Feb 13, 2009
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I’m a fairly new subscriber to Archaeology, which is a pretty cool magazine. It cost $22 for a one year subscription (6 bi-monthly issues). Archaeology has stories various aspect of archaeological discoveries – the culture of the society that left the artifacts, the mechanics of the digs, and even stories about artifact trafficking. My interest […]

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Corruption in Iowa?

Feb 11, 2009
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Note that this post contains statements that are allegations. Allegation should not be construed as proof of wrongdoing. The Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier and AM 1630 KCJJ radio (Iowa City) were sources of information for this post. One of the big local stories this week is about the state of Iowa shutting down a group home […]

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Checkout line analysis

Feb 11, 2009
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Many people choose their checkout line based on how many people are in line. This may give you a rough idea of how long it will take to check out, but if you want to be an expert line analyzer, use these handy tips: Lucky 13: Your first glance should be to aisle 13. My […]

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A-Rod and the steroid testing

Feb 11, 2009
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Some people are going to think that I am trying to defend A-Rod. Let me be perfectly clear about this. A-Rod’s decision to use steroids was wrong, period. At the same time, I am concerned about the actions of the MLBPA (the union) and whether they served the best interests of their members. My concern […]

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The Casebook of Forensic Detection

Feb 09, 2009
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The Casebook of Forensic Detection and Murder Two: The Second Casebook of Forensic Detection by Colin Evans I have an interest in true crime (murder in particular, especially serial killers) and my bookshelf has a very interesting assortment of crime books. These two books by Evans are among the best. The casebook of forensic detection […]

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TV Guide

Feb 03, 2009
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I got a phone call last night. Here is the gist: Me: Hello? TVG: Can I speak to Melonie? Me: Who? [wanting to verify that I heard them correctly] TVG: Melonie. Me: Oh, you mean MeloDy. Is this a telemarketer? TVG: No, I’m not a telemarketer. I’m with TV Guide. Me: We’ll resubscribe when we […]

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The Alphabet Soup League

Jan 29, 2009
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I have played fantasy baseball for about a dozen years now. My only regret is that I didn’t get started sooner. Last year, however, I decided to make a change. I turned my league into an alternative format league. This isn’t particularly noteworthy – there are lots of leagues that use non-standard formats. The particular […]

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