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The Seventeenth Canticle. Part III PDF Print E-mail
Written by William Wheeler   

(The English word , "now" , means "time" in Mayan.)

The gods of the land failed the dark-haired ones
Who hoped
The gods would save them
         from destruction.

Nows folded into layers
         and fully opened
We're not enough to keep at bay
          what the gods
          could not know.

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Mom PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mark Fleisher   

Home three days,
maybe four,
doesn't matter.
Sitting at the table,
coffee cup in my right hand,
newspaper spread before my eyes.

I'm six inches
off the chair, spilling
coffee on pajama-clad thighs,
startle response squared.
Without a word, Mom

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Buffalo Days PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mark Fleisher   

Across this vast and endless plain
Bleached by sun, devoid of rain
Where ancestral blood left its stain,
  A story they oblige to tell.

Each time the fabled legend grows
From words planted in erratic rows
Emerging from the deepest snows,
  A truth no one dare quell.

Ex-Professional Boxer Sentenced for Marijuana Trafficking PDF Print E-mail
Written by U.S. Attorney's Office   

TUCSON, AZ—On March 25, 2015, Juan Antonio Suazo, 34, of Tucson, Ariz., was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Raner C. Collins to 84 months in prison and fined $15,000. Suazo pleaded guilty on Dec. 2, 2014, to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana.

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Wake Up to Eggs with Kevin Bacon PDF Print E-mail
Written by General Press Release   

Hollywood icon partners with America's egg farmers to promote the benefits of eating eggs

PARK RIDGE, Ill. Nobody knows eggs better than bacon, which is why America's egg farmers are teaming up with the most famous bacon of all, Kevin Bacon. The new marketing campaign, that launched March 13, is an integrated promotional effort that will bring attention to the many nutritional benefits of the Incredible Edible Egg, just in time for Easter.

Last Updated ( Mar 29, 2015 at 03:31 PM )
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Man Who Tied Rope Around Neck of James Meredith Indicted on Civil Rights Charges PDF Print E-mail
Written by US Dept of Justice   

Acting Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, U.S. Attorney Felicia C. Adams of the Northern District of Mississippi and Special Agent in Charge Donald Alway of the FBI Jackson Office announced today that a man was charged with federal civil rights crimes for engaging in threatening conduct directed at African American students and employees at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi. Graeme Phillip Harris was indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of conspiracy to violate civil rights and one count of using a threat of force to intimidate African American students because of their race or color.

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Uniform (ex-The Men / Drunkdriver) announce 'Perfect World' LP for Alter & 12XU PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christopher Hansell   

Uniform formed in New York City in late 2013 when old friends Ben Greenberg (Hubble, The Men, Pygmy Shrews) and Michael Berdan (York Factory Complaint, Drunkdriver, Believer/Law) realized they lived on the same street. Their impulsive collaboration quickly yielded Our Blood / Of Sound Mind and Body single. The six tracks that comprise the equally abrasive but more refined Perfect World have been coming together between tours and work ever since.

The music that Greenberg and Berdan conjure up under the Uniform moniker is immediate, aggressive, and even primal in form, but it plumbs untold depths.

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