The Duke rape case, and today’s articles from Maria
The accuser first claimed rape while in the process of being involuntarily committed to a mental-health/drug facility as a danger to herself or others. Soon after her release to the hospital for a rape exam, she recanted the charge. Then she re-recanted and offered a succession of wildly inconsistent stories.
Speaking of the NYT, Villanous Company’s on timeswatch
Today’s articles from Maria
THE SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTER & THE WORLD TRADE CENTER SURVIVOR’S NETWORK ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE: A GROUNDBREAKING PANEL DISCUSSION COMMEMORATING THE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER DISASTER, Wednesday, September 6, 2006, 5:30 pm. Click on the link for more information.
Mark Steyn: Homeland security can’t get over the pump
A book review: INSIDE: LIFE BEHIND BARS IN AMERICA
In a lighter mode:
5 things to like at the Princeton Plainsboro Teaching Hospital, a.k.a the setting for House, M.D.
1. Hugh Laurie: great actor, looks good when scruffy.
2. Each episode has a beginning, a middle, and an end.
3. The weird medical conditions you fervently wish you’ll never even come near.
4. The local flavor:
Brian Singer must have been reading about the Princeton Hospital‘s move to Plainsboro.
The “hospital” building in the titles is the rear facade of the Frist Student Union on the PU campus.
They show nice views of Lake Carnegie.
5. It’s filmed in LA, so we’re not stuck with traffic delays here in town. Heavens knows we were stuck in traffic when these guys were in town.
The new season starts next Tuesday September 5 at 8PM.