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On the Record

The Daily Record's law news blog

My fantasy: No fantasy (access required)

I am clearly in the minority here, but I am thoroughly sick of fantasy sports. To me, fantasy takes away the appeal of sports – especially team sports. How could I – a Philadelphia Eagles fan by birth and a ...

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A night at the (Keys) ballpark (access required)

It was THE perfect night for baseball… temperatures dropping through the 80s, a light breeze, the warm setting sun yielding to a light panoply of stars, and $11 seats three rows back from the field in my favorite stadium. It’s ...

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All the good villainy – gone (access required)

One group’s suffering at the hands of technology seems to have transpired in relative silence: ‘80s movie villains. Where have all the great villains gone? Into a world of lameness – that’s where. And technology is to blame. So is ...

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Help wanted: Legal (access required)

After two terms with an MBA at the helm, the nation is likely to tap a lawyer for its next president. So says USA Today, The Nation’s Newspaper. Of course, 25 of the 43 U.S. presidents so far HAVE been ...

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Nontoxic solvent—the silent killer? (access required)

Following up our post from last week, today the AP reports that the substance found at a U.N. office in Manhattan recently that was suspected of being a chemical warfare agent appears to be a nontoxic solvent. From the story: ...

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Don’t keep mummy waiting (access required)

Want a shortcut to Tut? You should. The Franklin Institute advises you to get to the museum 90 minutes before the time stamped on your $32.50 ticket for “Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs,” and one look at ...

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Score one for online video (access required)

In a start-of-the-season buzzer-beater, the NFL announced this week that its despised 45-second cap on online video will be relaxed for its broadcast rights holders – Fox, CBS, ESPN and NBC. To sum up for readers unaware of the dispute: ...

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Word play (access required)

As one who reads and writes news stories for a living, I am continually amazed and revolted at the bastardization of the English language by PR people who write news releases for a living. My pet peeves are the overuse ...

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No heir, apparently… (access required)

The white Maltese dog that Leona Helmsley loved so much ($12 million much) might become a stray. The Associated Press reports today that Helmsley’s brother and the appointed caretaker, Alvin Rosenthal, 80 (who inherited $15 million of his own) is ...

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Not exactly meals-on-wheels (access required)

KFC, Yum! Brand’s cash-hungry chicken chain, has announced an “aroma-focused” product placement program to market their new $2.99 deal. The Wal-mart-esque price covers KFC chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy and a biscuit, all for less than Metro fare. KFC piloted ...

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