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Hard News 10/09/03 - Vices

HARD NEWS 10/09/03 - Vices

The Moral Lottery |Sep 10, 2003 09:59
Russell Brown's Hard News

What kind of family-friendly party uses its limited political leverage to procure changes in gambling laws that will, without a shadow of a doubt, destroy a few more families? United Future, apparently. The new Gambling Bill, which passed another stage in Parliament yesterday, has caused "very grave concern"...
http://publicaddress.net/default,hardnews.sm#post665

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Déjà vu all over again |Sep 10, 2003 08:58
Jolisa Gracewood in NYC

It's Tuesday, warm and mild, the first leaves drifting off the gingko trees under a cloudless sky of vivid autumnal blue. According to the calendar, the anniversary falls on a Thursday. But Tuesday is the day that feels like the day it happened, the true anniversary...
http://publicaddress.net/default,busytown.sm#post664

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Caught in the Act |Sep 09, 2003 15:37
Damian Christie - Cracker With Attitude

I'm often concerned if, God forbid, I ever make it into a position of public notoriety, what random details from my past will come out to haunt me. In a vain attempt to stave this off, I try to wear many of my embarrassments on my sleeve...
http://publicaddress.net/default,cracker.sm#post662

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Grab your coat / let's get out of here |Sep 09, 2003 12:53
Now playing in the Muse Lounge

The tumbling Sputnik that was Warren Zevon has finally fallen from orbit. The singer died at his Los Angeles home on Sunday after being diagnosed about a year ago with mesothelioma - a lung cancer associated with asbestos...
http://publicaddress.net/default,muselounge.sm#post661

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