Daily Archive for January 12th, 2006

2217

Abused men have to fight an uphill battle to be taken seriously.

2216

Scientists find a galaxy joining ours.

2215

He did not want people to pity him. Pity -in fact, any public display of emotion- was perceived by him as weakness. It conflicted with the upbringing he received from his mother and contradicted the norms accepted by his generation.

2214

11 miners try to shelter from poisonous air in one of the farthest reaches of the mine. One of them takes a paper and a pencil from his pocket: in faint sentences of farewell and religious conviction, he lets his family know that death, as it approached, came gently.

2213

When asked if the drug had deepened his understanding of death, he appeared mildly startled and said no. “I go back to where I came from, to where I was before I was born, that”s all”.

2212

Robbers from upper middle class backgrounds, dressed in wigs and dark glasses, briefly take control of a bank and hold several people hostage until the police arrives on the scene. As they attempt to escape, one of the robbers is shot and killed.

2211

It took years for a single mother to drum up the courage to join the growing stream of Mexican women illegaly crossing the border on the promise of a job, in her case working in a meatpacking plant for $5,15 an hour.

2210

A Labour foreign secreatary in the 1960s stumblingly invites a guest in flowing purple robes to dance.