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    There were five trucks arriving (Thursday) night to feed well over 50,000 people. There's less than that there. We're also diverting supplies to the convention center, which I learned about (Thursday). So I understand people's frustrations. But this has been an absolutely catastrophic disaster, and we're doing absolutely everything we can to get the supplies into those folks.

    A lot of these kids get a free pass until you get to a certain point. Then, when you get to a certain point, that's where you find out who can play. ... There's a culture of losing that gets into the system and no matter how hard you fight it, it's there. No one wants to talk about it, but it's there.




    Simon has his finger on the pulse of pop culture. This show will be a shot of adrenaline to the variety format with Simon's gift of discovering untapped talent, both great and uniquely not so great.


    It's a Philips, believed to be the largest of its type in the world, ... Its the first time it has ever been used, a new LCD technology, and that is sort of typical of how we have approached this convention.

    We also will do some music that is representative of the country that we are visiting. We brought in a native of Croatia who moved here a few years ago and speaks the language. So we were able to teach the boys some words and pronunciation and she was nice enough to bring us folk songs and the national anthem of Croatia. We learned those things and are hoping to do them while we are on tour. It is nice to show people you are making an attempt to learn a little bit about their language and culture.

    People are starting to see that it's not what they were led to believe. So I think now in the popular culture, people are starting to get the guts to come out and declare that they oppose this war.

    Canada Customs have guidelines that make it optional whether or not someone considered violent, armed and dangerous, or as having terrorist ties, will be recorded as such in the Customs lookout database. More often than not, those guidelines are used in a way that prevents Customs Officers from knowing they're dealing with someone dangerous, which unjustly places them at risk of grievous bodily harm and death.


    From a historical perspective, Making Love is the first major studio film to portray gay characters in a thoughtful and accessible way. It was clearly ahead of its time and rightfully has a place in cinema history and popular culture.

    Hip-hop influences everything and everybody. It's not just music. It's...a culture. Guys like the clean look now ever since Jay-Z said, 'and I don't wear jerseys no mo I'm 30 plus, give me a fresh pair of jeans and a button up'. Before that, Jay-Z had everyone wearing jerseys. Jerseys were the thing. But now it's different.


    We need the UN, to deal with the threats to our common security from nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, not only in the case of Iraq. They must be tackled by the international community together, by strengthening conventions, treaties and agreements.

    In general, living in a foreign country has been amazing. To experience a new culture, attempt to learn a new language, try new foods. It's something I'll always be grateful for.

    We launched Condoms4Life to educate young Catholics, as well as gay and straight couples, about what we think our faith demands of us Responsibility. We see St. Valentine's Day, a day representing love and passion for many couples, as the perfect time to remind people that the culture of life means affirming responsible and just sexual behavior-especially for those who are at risk of contracting AIDS. We call on the bishops to join us in this campaign to promote a culture of life and protect the lives and health of the countless men, women and children who are at risk of HIVAIDS.

    You got the interview because the company believes you have the necessary skills to handle the job. The interviewers are looking for 'fit.' Before making a job offer, they need to know that you mesh with the corporate culture.

    When you are placing executive assistants, chemistry is everything. With a technology need, culture fit is not as important. Typically companies are looking for very specific skills such as Java.

    He has been examined by a doctor. He has been given shelter, food and has access to religious counseling. He has also access to the International Committee of the Red Cross and he will have all the protection and rights accorded by the third Geneva Convention.

    We love 'lounge' culture, that era in the early '60s with all those bright colors, Dean Martin and what not. It's just part of the whimsy we want to bring to the store. We want Strangelove's to be the kind of place where, if you're having a bad day, you can come here and get cheered up.


    In spite of great coverage from the press, media and by word of mouth, there are still lots of people who either do not know about Easter Seals or are not exactly sure what we do out here. I look forward to any venue where we can get the word out. When we can accomplish this in a relaxed, fun setting, that is even better. Besides the unique artwork, there is the custom framing by professionals at Kinder-Harris Perfect combination



    I don't work with high-concept things that start with a premise, Wouldn't it be funny if there was this spy who met a... For me, it could be, What about people who sell shoes That must be a bizarre world... when they meet at conventions and talk about shoes.

    It's truly unbelievable. Remember, this is one of the beacons of New Orleans the convention center Now, it's packed with people who are waiting for anything buses, choppers to get them out of this city, where floodwaters have become only one on a growing list of dangers.

    The Center for New England Culture is pleased to continue its partnership with the Center for the Study of Community at Strawbery Banke Museum. The two centers have worked together over the past year with English as a Second Language teachers in area high schools and with local students from Indonesia, China, and other nations on an oral history project to document their experiences. The work of these students will be featured at the conference, making it truly a community project, and the keynote presentation by Charles Simic will bring the insights of one of Americas preeminent writers to the theme of language and immigration.

    And it is this sense that some of us have to contribute to the culture, to the society in ways that may hurt financially, so what? We do it because we are born to do it, we feel we have no other choice and so be it.



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