Browsing Month January, 2003

The Capitol and Empire State Plaza complex in Albany, New York, which includes the offices of the go

The Capitol and Empire State Plaza complex in Albany, New York, which includes the offices of the governor, requires 65,000 gallons of oil to heat on the coldest days of the year. The gargantuan heating system employs 212 people.

National Hockey League spokesman Frank Brown says the sports league plays

National Hockey League spokesman Frank Brown says the sports league plays 12,030 games each year.

“An Irish lad at heart: Stardom’s fine, but Farrell still prefers Dublin pubs to Hollywood,” by Jami

;You know, I don’t try to sell it as an idea of my Irishness. It is what it is. Where I come from, the boys go for pints every night—all the lads. The pubs are full every night of the week. I come [to Los Angeles] and I have two beers at lunch and all more…

“Chamber speaker calls on members to re-learn immigration history,” by Charles Winokoor from

;Newcomers to America have always been desperate losers, outcasts looking for a chance.

“Ministry to Clamp Down On Foreign Students,” by Max Hamata from

;We have had cases of students attending classes three times a year and when they have applied for degree courses. When they are arrested at a nightclub or found at a roadblock they produce these study permits. We have an outcry from Namibians that we are denying them places in universities and schools while allowing more…

“Ask Christopher Knight” from the

;I suspect art doesn’t stand much of anywhere in the minds of US citizens, taken as a whole. If it did, the nation would experience robust public-sector support for art, from the regular commissioning of significant architecture by enthusiastic federal, state and local governments to direct subsidy of art museums and performing arts venues, large more…

The cost of dying in New York City will increase by

The cost of dying in New York City will increase by five dollars.

“The Mystery Guest,” by Judith Martin (a.k.a. Miss Manners) from the

;A young person whose appearance and behavior are not of a gentleman’s customary social circle is properly introduced as his nephew or niece.

Varieties of eucalyptus inc

Varieties of eucalyptus include red gum, blue, grey, black, stringybark, ghost, scribbly, ribbon, coolibah, ironbark, bloodwood, jarrah, mugga, yellow box, red box, white mallee, yellow mallee, red mallee, rose, salmon, tallowwood, sugar, blackbutt, woolly butt, river red and river peppermint.

“Some actors are able to get away with madness in method acting,” by M. Heaton from

;Maybe the Method works. But how do you explain to your spouse that for the next five months, you won’t be you? How do you get through life when you’re not yourself? Or as my actress sister wondered, “How do you order food from the craft services table?”