Outgunned Warriors no match for blazing Heat

Saigon Heat in the playoff hunt!

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By Harry Hodge
Since the Saigon Heat team started, you can’t say the team has claimed too many must-win games. Sunday they finally came through.
In their last home game before an extended road swing throughout Southeast Asia, the Heat were poor hosts for the visiting Indonesia Warriors, thumping them 72-61 before a jubilant packed house.
American Justin Williams was again in fine form for the Heat. The former Houston Rocket scored 17 points and pulled down 18 rebounds, while fellow Americans Dustin Scott and David Arnold had 19 and 17 points, respectively. Birthday boy Leo Avenido from the Philippines tallied 16. Another American, Michael Fey, netted 23 points and 21 rebounds for Indonesia.
The Heat led by as much as 20 in the third quarter, and the outcome was never really in doubt from early on. Some notable developments included the Heat sliding into fourth place in…

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Mighty winter storm ‘Petunia’ heads to Northeast

 

8 to 10 cumulative inches of snow are expected tonight and tomorrow morning in the NY area.  The storm, named Petunia, will be accompanied by frigid temperatures as low as  15°F Thursday evening, followed by an icy cold 9 °F Friday night.  The good news is that temperatures will rise over the weekend to 46 °F Sunday.  Rain on Sunday should melt away any accumulation, rendering v, Petunia, a memory quickly.

The NY Office

The New York Public Library is a great remote work location.  There’s free wifi everywhere, and  The Rose Main Reading Room in this photo has outlets for laptops.

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There’s even a snack shop, and museum like exhibits.  The current main exhibit is a tribute to Nelson Mandela.

The New York Public Library, glass negative fr...

The New York Public Library, glass negative from 1908 depicting horse carriages and trolleys. Late stage construction: trademark lions not yet installed. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lagrangeville

I’ve had pretty good luck seeing snow when I travel around Christmas time.
Lagrangeville is a small town in upstate New York. it was founded by
French settler, and cousin of Henry Hudson, Antoine LaGrange. or something
to that effect. I’m sure if you look it up on Wikipedia there’s a cool
story about how Lagrangeville was founded. Just remember though it’s
Wikipedia, it could be made up.

At 18° F, -8 Celcius, Lagrangeville would be a great vacation spot for a
global warming doubter. Later today I’ll be at a Christmas party with
those who could make it here in the storm. At the party, I’m going to start
a rumor that global warming deniers have gone to Lagrangeville courts to
have thermometers removed from the government buildings, because their
beliefs are violated. If anyone asks you about that, back me up. or
better yet, someone start an article on Wikipedia.

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Ba mươi ba

Saigon, the Vietnamese restaurant in Cocoa Beach, Florida now serves 33
beer, or in Vietnam, Saigon Ðò (red).

www.333beer.com/page1.html

Today I had a bottle with a bowl of Pho, delicious.

33 was originally brewed by the French based on a German recipe. It’s now
brewed by Heineken’s Saigon Beer Company in Ho Chi Minh City. Like the
mysterious 33 on a bottle of Rolling Rock, no one knows the exact origin or
reason for the number.

www.ichiban1.org/html/memorabilia.htm

Saigon beers get average ratings on beer review sites, but when accompanied
by a hot bowl of vietnamese noodles (Pho) no beer taste better.

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On anniversary of Kercher murder, press still misleads in reporting

This is a fascinating case. it’s sad how inaccurate mainstream media can be at times.

The Murder of Meredith Kercher, unresolved

download (1)Meredith Kercher, a student on the Erasumus study abroad program, was killed in Perugia on the night of November 1st, 2007. One of her roommates was charged with participating in the murder: US student Amanda Knox, was also in Perguia studying, but not as a part of a program.  On the six year anniversary of the murder you would expect that the media would accurately report on the developments in the trials of those who are accused. However, this year all of the major US news organizations failed to provide balanced reporting on the anniversary of Meredith’s murder.

Apparently, there is no shame in failing to provide accurate reporting in a murder case.

The worst offender is King 5 Seattle reporter Linda Byron, who simply pushes the entire Knox defense case in her reporting. Her reports are discussed in separate articles on this site.

First- the accurate details…

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