Good, Bad, and Ugly

Bad behavior on our part?

July 13, 2010

Jamie Oliver health approach “doesn’t work”

BRITAIN-DIANA/BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) – Lecturing people on how to live a healthy life can be counterproductive unless individuals can be persuaded to change their behavior, new health minister Andrew Lansley said Wednesday.

Pejorative word?

July 12, 2010


California transit cop verdict sparks looting

The word “cop” is a slang term. When used to refer to police, it is a pejorative. The use of the word “cop” by news media reflects laziness, unprofessionalism and disrespect.

Very unfortunate headline

July 8, 2010

Tired Gay succumbs to Dix in 200 meters

ATHLETICSEUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – Olympic bronze medalist Walter Dix edged out Tyson Gay in the former world champion’s hotly-anticipated return to the 200 meters at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting on Saturday.

The vice squad, again…

July 7, 2010

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I believe that your headline might more appropriately be rendered, “steel vise,” than “steel vice.”


June 28, 2010

Nebraska town latest in US to fight illegal immigrants

MEXICO-CALDERON/ARIZONAKANSAS CITY, Mo, June 21 (Reuters) – Voters in a small Nebraska town on Monday added to an anti-immigration sentiment sweeping parts of the United States, voting to ban the hiring or renting of property to illegal immigrants.

The wrong word…

June 21, 2010

Mark Twain’s tribute to daughter sells for $242,500

gbu twain 280Twain spent the last four years of his life recording his life for prosperity but included strict instructions that many of the pieces appear no sooner than 100 years after his death.

Oil spill victims?

June 3, 2010

Over 300 dead birds are likely Gulf spill victims

OIL-RIG/LEAKLOS ANGELES, May 24 (Reuters) – More than 300 sea birds, nearly 200 turtles and 19 dolphins have been found dead along the U.S. Gulf Coast during the first five weeks of BP’s huge oil spill off Louisiana, wildlife officials reported on Monday.

Real confusion?

May 28, 2010

Brazil stocks, real tumble on euro zone woes

BRAZIL/Just a grammar correction, but in this use, I believe “reel” would be correct.

Call in the vice squad?

May 27, 2010

South Korea to take ship case to U.N

h-UsYrEe201qKN6RvE-H_QC_yNp8rLqM7q2IxK-Y7cs3xBS6NmhMQBlvlCbRDlS5hp3uefOaMDs11XtiSwb8xkY1kriILAwRss-G9x7Uc7sXr0WumKrc2Lqvw66Te3RtNZhKiYptHq0AHOJJJ29EcSBXN0ciiFssaQ9toL3-Ycw4818sG_ZULGJkhxEeLn3RIOvzm6ISEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea said on Sunday it would take the case of its sunken naval vessel to the U.N. Security Council to try to tighten the economic vice on impoverished North Korea after accusing it of torpedoing the ship.

Separating the chaff from the chafe…

May 25, 2010

SPECIAL REPORT-How the White House learned to love the drone

USA/WASHINGTON, May 18 (Reuters) – By all appearances, the Obama administration wanted him alive, not dead.