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Whitey Bulger Buried Treasure?

Feds drop one case - still charged with 19 murders

Gun activists destroy Porsche 911

Bay State Gun group perforates German metal. 

(Porsche fans cry)

A Bay state non-profit group organized this offbeat event after the Porsche's owner, tired of excessive repair bills, offered it as shooting gallery fodder.

The group's website is below.

http://www.comm2a.org/

High Seeds Ousted At Wimbeldon; Cape League Schedule/Standings

Top Seeds Dropped At Wimby

How often does this column lead off with tennis, eh?

We generally play if fair, and lead off with whatever the most important sporting event is. That's almost always one of the Big 4 of local teams, be it the Bruins, Celtics, Patriots, or Red Sox. It's a nice mix of what I see as important and what I think you see as important. No one ever bitches at me for not covering the obscure sports..."Hey Ted, we need more Lacrosse coverage."

Child Porn Sentencing in Plymouth

A Plymouth man was sentenced today in federal court on child pornography charges.

Judge George A. O'Toole, Jr. sentenced George H. Lunt, 27, to 96 months in prison to be followed by five years of supervised release for transportation and possession of child pornography.

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No! No! No! Don?t Say It?s For You and I

I'm not a language Luddite. It is okay with me that new words like "blog" appear in the dictionary and a phrase like "ring around the collar" isn't there any more. But being from the old school, I see myself as a steward, safeguarding and preserving the proper use of the English language.

Sox Lose, Thomas Sandcastle, Jumping The Fonz

Tim Thomas Castle

Someone in Hampton Beach's sandcastle contest cranked out the Tim Thomas sand castle. I don't know who won the contest, but I was rooting for Double T.

Picture from NESN.

Red Sox 4, Pirates 2 

RAILROADS, TRAINS AND WEST BARNSTABLE STATION

Good morning America, how are you?
Don't you know me, I'm your native son?
I'm the train they call the City of New Orleans,
And I'll be gone 500 miles when the day is done......

Mr. Hopeless

 

(Note: You might want to listen to the Standell's "Dirty Water" while reading.)

A few years ago I was on a nature writing panel with a writer named  Derrick Jensen.   A couple of weeks before the panel I sent out a friendly e-mail to the other panelists, suggesting we bounce some ideas off each other. Here is the gist of the e-mail I got in response from him: