One Fred G (for Generous) Hembeck passed this on to me: Rupert Murdock's New York Post front page from yesterday. I don't remember which of these many characters in Anna Nicole Land this Larry is, but the picture is worth posting anyway. He (Fred, not Larry) may be featured in another post in the near future. *** Meanwhile, I was watching ESPN last night when the crawl made mention of two stories: Men exonerated in rape charge - oh, yeah, the Duke lacrosse team members. Don Imus suspended by his network - oh, yeah, for dissing the Rutgers women's basketball team. Interesting how, in some way or another, race, gender, class and power all played into both "sports" stories. *** I read that Google Earth is mapping the atrocities in the Darfur region of Sudan. Thought I'd look for it myself, but absentmindedly used Google Maps instead. I discovered something quite curious. There's a Darfur, Minnesota 56022, about 130 miles southwest of St. Paul. *** However you feel about the war in Iraq - and I've made myself quite clear on this in the past - there's something really unsettling about the Defense Dept. extending the tours of duty of US soldiers by 25%. It has me worried about what happens if/when another war breaks out; also, the "bait and switch" seems patently unfair to the soldiers and their families.