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Poetry Bandstand

March 27, 2019
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I don’t know why I ever agreed to go on Poetry Bandstand–like a lotta poets I’m just not the outgoing type.  My agent, Maury, has been pushing it forever.  “If you want to make the…

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A Neighborhood Without Euphemisms

March 26, 2019
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The El over my head thundered just as it did in that early New York of the Oliver Optics; there were signs hung above the roofs, gold letters on a black field, advertising jewelry, Klein’s…

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“Lawyers Without Borders” Bring Aid, Strife to Third World

March 25, 2019
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MALCZW, Freedonia. In this land-locked, vowel-starved country, many residents have never even seen a lawyer, much less retained one. “It is both a blessing and a curse,” says tribal chieftain Mzrz Glzorp. “We do not…

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As Valley Girls Age, Many Find Work as Philosophers

March 23, 2019
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SAN GUACAMOLE, California.  This idyllic town in the San Fernando Valley is home to UCal-San Guacamole, one of the lesser-known outposts of the vast California public college system, but the school’s lack of renown is…

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Leery After Huckabee, Bass Players Slowly Warm to Beto

March 22, 2019
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Leery After Huckabee, Bass Players Slowly Warm to Beto

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa.  It’s 6:45 on a Thursday night here in the state that jump-starts the race for the Presidency every four years, and a crowd of generally overweight men in blue jeans is milling…

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For Some Clowns, Scaring Crap Out of Kids No Laughing Matter

March 21, 2019
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FRAMINGHAM, Mass.  Bobby Florin will be released from St. Zepherin’s Hospital here tomorrow, but for a long time it was unclear whether he’d reach his seventh birthday.  “He was born a month premature,” says his…

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Humor Removal Surgery Offers Hope to Incurable Wags

March 20, 2019
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BOSTON.  It was a polite and uneventful business lunch that had progressed beyond cute stories about the diners’ kids to local politics, then business, as many such an affair unfolds, and the waiter had just…

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Former Pope Benedict: Papacy Cut Into My Air Guitar Time

March 19, 2019
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Former Pope Benedict: Papacy Cut Into My Air Guitar Time

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass.  It’s been six years since Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis, and his predecessor Benedict XVI has been reticent about the reason for his decision to step down as Vicar of…

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Study: Drinking Games May Lead to Alcohol Consumption

March 15, 2019
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Study: Drinking Games May Lead to Alcohol Consumption

SAN DIEGO, Cal.  A new study by a San Diego State University professor indicates that competitive drinking games may lead to alcohol consumption, contradicting past research sponsored by breweries. Rigorous scientific inquiry, with control group.  …

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“La Yoga Nostra” Grows as Mob Muscles In

March 14, 2019
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SOMERVILLE, Mass.  This densely-populated suburb of Boston is known now as a student ghetto, but not long ago it was notorious as the headquarters for one of the most powerful organized crime rings in the Northeast.  “The…

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