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Big space auction today: You bidding?

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Last September, Congress passed a law allowing astronauts from the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo eras to resell any artifacts they received. Now many of them are doing just that. Beginning this afternoon Bonhams will hold a sale of 325 items, including many space artifacts. Among the highlights is a “maneuver card”  from the Apollo 11   [Read More]
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Hugging the road movies

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By Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle  “On the Road” opens today — you can read my review here.  It’s Walter Salles’ film version of the Jack Kerouac novel. The promise of the open road . . . that was a fixture of American literature well before Kerouac.  It goes back at least to HUCKLEBERRY FINN, the […] [Read More]
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Why Harvard’s NCAA win is even more astonishing

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There’s room in big-time college sports for a Crimson that isn’t riding a Tide. Fourteenth-seeded Harvard’s first-ever March Madness victory Thursday, 68-62 over third-seeded New Mexico, is even more astounding when you consider this: –The team’s two co-captains withdrew from school at the start of the year because of the school’s huge cheating scandal, which   [Read More]
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Penis theft reported on the rise in Africa

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According to a postdoctoral fellow in geography, men in the tiny African village of Tiringoula have reported having their penises stolen. [Read More]
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Officers get a shock in roadside stop

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Some police officers in Kalamazoo, Mich., after stopping a man who said he had hit a deer and put it in his trunk, got a big surprise when they took a closer look.

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Architects defend Gehry’s Eisenhower memorial

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The American Institute of Architects last week came out to defend famous architect Frank Gehry’s controversial design for a national memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Members of Eisenhower’s family have called Gehry’s design too extravagant. Others object to Gehry’s avant-garde approach, featuring statues of the president and World War II supreme Allied commander in   [Read More]
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Celebrate Fabio’s birthday with his romance book covers

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Fabio turned 54 on Friday. While he’s off eating birthday cake, let’s have a little celebration of our own by looking through his old romance covers. [Read More]
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Victoria Beckham’s style evolution

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Before she was hanging with fashion’s royalty, Victoria Beckham was a pop star with a propensity for tight dresses and an orange glow. But the former Spice Girl turned fashion designer is happy to to admit that’s all in the past. She recently told Hello!, “I don’t wear fake tan anymore. Sometimes I’ve been turned   [Read More]
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