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Monday, February 11, 2008

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Hullabaloo

"Just as incredible was that this was Alsop's formal debut at Carnegie, as the leader of a major American orchestra. And what made that so remarkable is that Marin is the first woman ever to do so."

"Death Star" Galaxy Found Blasting Smaller Neighbor

"The supermassive black hole at the center of a distant galaxy is blasting a smaller neighbor with a violent energy jet—earning it the moniker the "Death Star" galaxy"

Musician Plucks Sound From Lasers

"the Laser Koto -- a tripod-mounted laser array that she plays by passing her hands through the beams, triggering a variety of sampled and processed sounds from her G4 PowerBook."

Deceased soldier's dogs flown from Iraq to Mich. - USATODAY.com

"The dogs were picked up in Baghdad this week by Rich Crook, a rapid response manager for the Utah-based Best Friends Animal Society, which helped arrange the animals' transport after learning about them from media reports."

ESPN - Evidence shows something terribly corrupt in infamous match - Tennis

"Eventually, more than $7 million in wagers on the obscure match poured into Betfair, many of them against Davydenko, the tournament's defending champion."

YouTube - Bartok Bela: A Kékszakállú Herceg Vára -Duke Bluebeard's Cas

"A Kékszakállú Herceg Vára / Duke Bluebeard's Castle"

The Bible as Graphic Novel, With a Samurai Stranger Called Christ - New York Times

'In a blurb for the Manga Bible, which is published by Doubleday, the archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev. Rowan Williams, is quoted as saying, “It will convey the shock and freshness of the Bible in a unique way.”'

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