...for many years. He was a printer, a typographic designer, actually, and a printer of his designed work secondarily. But I remember this so well from my childhood that I have been able to recite it by memory (well, almost) over all the intervening years.
It was originally written in 1940 by an apprentice at the Government Printing Office.
This is a Printing Office, Crossroads of Civilization, Refuge of all the arts against the ravages of time, Armory of fearless truth against whispering rumor, Incessant trumpet of trade. From this place words fly abroad not to perish on waves of sound, Not to vary with the writer's hand, But fixed in time, Having been verified by proof. Friend, you stand on sacred ground. This is a Printing Office.
Ashley Smith, the woman who says she persuaded suspected courthouse gunman Brian Nichols to release her by talking about her faith, discloses in a new book that she gave him methamphetamine during the hostage ordeal.
An Islamic civil rights group said it wrote to Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld objecting to the practice, which it said may violate international laws of war, and urging the Pentagon to bring it to an end.
After 36 or so years, I've finally digitized hundreds of the photos I took in Vietnam and have begun mounting them onto a website: 69rvn. The first category to go online is "things". "People" and "places" are next.
The site includes captions for the photos and commentary about my experiences there. It will be updated as often as I can get to it.
And now the odd little duck who was one of the original money men in the AAR mix, Sheldon Drobny, has launched NovaMRadio.
From their website: Nova M Radio is seeking partners and the financing necessary to capitalize on this business opportunity to own, operate and broadcast progressive content from a conglomerate of stations in smaller markets across America.
Who the hell is advising these people?
This is EXACTLY the same wrong-headed business thinking that led Air America into its current financial crisis. The company should be in the software business, and leave the hardware to experienced owners.
By buying a pack of small-market stations, all that NovaM will accomplish is to drive out of business the only broadcast facilities that a lot of those "small markets" have. But if you'd like to invest in their effort, here's a link. Don't call me to tell me you're wondering where your loot is, though.
STREISAND DECLARES 'GLOBAL WARMING EMERGENCY' THE SUPERSTAR SONGSTRESS SERENADED SAWYER WITH STORM SEASON ASSERTIONS. BUT TO SOME SHE'LL SOUND MORE LIKE A WINDSOCK SINGING LIBERALISM'S GOLDEN OLDIES!
NEW YORK -- This summer's back to back superstorms are proof positive we have entered a new period of "global warming emergency," artist/citizen Barbra Streisand warns.
Streisand is back on the scene to promote her reunion disc with Barry Gibb. As hellstorm "Rita" churned in the Gulf, Streisand sat down for a promotional interview with ABCNEWS's Diane Sawyer.
"We are in a global warming emergency state, and these storms are going to become more frequent, more intense," Streisand urgently declares.
But Sawyer did not remind Streisand that a Category 5 hurricane struck the Bahamas with 160 mph winds -- when the singer was five years old, in 1947!
And when Streisand was 8 years old, a Cat 5 hurricane -- named "Dog" -- packing 185 mph churned-away in the Atlantic.
When she was 9, a Cat 5 storm named "Easy" ripped the seas with 160 mph sustained winds.
Streisand was 13 years old when "Janet" hit Mexico with 150 mph winds.
Streisand was celebrating her sweet sixteen as "Cleo" formed with 140 mph.
At 18, Streisand read news about "Donna" AND "Ethel" -- both storms both storms carried 140 mph winds and formed 9 days apart in 1960!
One year later, when Streisand was 19, it happened again: Two Category 5 storms scared the world: "Carla" and "Hattie!"
"Carla" maxed out at 175 mph winds the year Streisand made her television debut on "The Jack Paar Show."
And who could forget Hurricane "Camille" -- which smashed into the United States with 190 mph, just as "Funny Girl" garners eight Academy Award nominations, including one for Best Picture and one for Barbra as Best Actress.
Up next on the weather warning watch, Streisand says to ABC: "There could be more droughts, dust bowls. You know, it's amazing to hear these facts."
Experts who have studied the US navy's cetacean training exercises claim the 36 mammals could be carrying 'toxic dart' guns. Divers and surfers risk attack, they claim, from a species considered to be among the planet's smartest. The US navy admits it has been training dolphins for military purposes, but has refused to confirm that any are missing.