Some very interesting revelations from the Army about what was happening in Iraq from the beginning… interesting and eye-opening.
Since he was accused of doping after his 2006 Tour de France win, I’ve wanted to believe in Floyd Landis. He had such a great story; raised in a Mennonite community, he discovered his passion for cycling as a young boy and would sneak out of the house at night to ride. It just didn’t seem that a guy with his background would cheat or lie. Today, his last chance to prove he won the 2006 Tour de France fairly, without chemical help, ended the way all the previous attempts to clear Landis’ name have: finding his positive doping test during the 2006 Tour was valid. Translation? He lost. Again.
Landis has 30 days to appeal to the Swiss Federal Court. He said he is “saddened by today’s decision”, and that he’s pursing his legal options. I’m no lawyer, but it sounds like he’s exhausted almost all of them. This court panel wasn’t exactly impressed with any of his efforts, saying Landis tried to embarrass the French lab that did the testing. Two years later, this is still a very messy situation.
The Body Worlds exhibit has been on my “things to do” list for some time… and one of these days I will see it! If you’re not familiar with it, this is the traveling exhibit of bisected corpses, preserved and opened up for all to see. I am fascinated and mildly horrified by it all. I’ve always wondered where they got these bodies. There have been plenty of rumors over the years about the origins of those used in the Body Worlds exhibit – and allegations that the people whose bodies you see may not have offered themselves up for the exhibit. The owner of Body Worlds denies those allegations; he insists these bodies are donated.
It makes perfect sense, but I never would have thought about donating my body in this way. To me, “donating my body” meant becoming a medical school learning tool. This is definitely a different option. Just curious – would you do it?
Texting while driving is an epidemic, one that can be fatal, and lawmakers are taking note. Three states and the District of Columbia have already banned it, and 20 states may follow suit. But will any of these regulations really stop the typing behind the wheel? I see plenty of people on the roads in NY and CT using their handset, despite headset laws in both states.
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