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Thursday, August 30, 2007

The State of the World: The Thievery Continues

We try to be honest, Windsor, we really do. But Rogers has one hour of their three hour window left, and if they don't show up, it'll be free cable and internet for at least another week. Hail piracy!

Lowered expectations
"We're not last!" reads the headline, suggesting that's all you could really hope for as Windsor ranks 23 out of 27 Ontario cities in livability.

The Last Boy Scout sees it as a tool, obviously: "What we really do with these studies, that becomes the question," said Mayor Francis. "There is some valuable information in the sense of looking at what different cities are doing. It's just a tool we use and combine with other studies out there, and see what we need to improve."

Windsor still eked out ahead of Toronto, despite the Big Smoke gaining top marks for sustainability. So I suppose that's all that matters.

EDIT: Rogers stopped by between news items. So now, instead of blogging from a cluttered living room on a laptop, I'm blogging from a cluttered office on the Mac. Here's hoping the hole they had to drill in the side of the house doesn't upset the landlord. Old house + media junkies = square peg, round hole.

Quebec plans exclusive resort for naughty boys
Quebec is developing plans to build a dedicated detention center for sexual assault offenders. The plan, revealed yesterday by Public Security Minister Jacques Dupuis, is aimed at deterring convicts from reoffending.

So, the myth goes that rapists get chewed up and spit out in regular prisons. What happens in a whole prison of them?

Briefly
The number one reason to stay the hell off IRC: stupid ass hackers.

Judge rules banging a minor you meet on the internet can still land you in jail, even if her profile says she's 18.

Tennessee clowns stick it to the KKK.

Journalism students in Florda get graded on the ad revenue they generate. Boourns, Florida.

Man steals briefcase, discards it after discovering it only contained a pair of envelopes. Too bad they were filled with cash.

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