February 3rd, 2004

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*cackles*

A Canadian hockey player has been suspended for referring to an opposing player as a "Euro" during a match, reports the Associated Press.

The Ontario Hockey League suspended Plymouth Whalers defenseman James Wisniewski for five games for telling Stefan Ruzicka that he did not fight "Euros" when challenged. Ruzika is from Slovakia.

Ted Baker, the OHL's director of hockey operations, said the league does not tolerate comments directed at players based on their origin, ethnicity or sexual orientation.


Oh for the love of Pete Jack.

And another one, because I think it relates to this:

NEW YORK -- Maria Shriver quit NBC News on Tuesday, saying it would be too tough to juggle a journalism job with her duties as first lady of California.

Shriver, a "Dateline NBC" reporter, said she will continue to work on specials connected to her children's books for other NBC properties.

Shriver took an extended leave from NBC News when her husband, Arnold Schwarzenegger, ran for California governor. When he won, she returned to work, making two appearances as an anchor for "Dateline NBC."

But she said that it became clear to her that as first lady, her journalistic integrity would constantly be scrutinized.

"After much soul searching, I have asked to be relieved of my duties at NBC News," Shriver said in a statement.


Amazing. A journalist who doesn't think she's above bias.
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From the 'gimmie a break' file

If Mexican officials get their way, 52 convicted murderers awaiting executions in the United States could get off death row.

Authorities in Mexico say the killers deserve new trials, because they didn't get proper access to help from consular officials.

Justice and State Department lawyers have fought against Mexico's claims, calling the demands unjustified, unwise and an unacceptable intrusion on the American criminal justice system.

The International Court of Justice, commonly referred to as the World Court, has already ordered the United States not to carry out the death sentences until it issues a ruling. At least three executions have been stayed thus far by U.S. officials.

States are reminding court officers to inform Mexican nationals about their consular rights to avoid such legal entanglements in the future. But whatever the World Court's final decision, legal analysts predict it will have little practical impact.


Sure, you jackasses - and by jackasses I mean both Mexico and the World Court - pony up the money for a whole new trial and then maybe we'll talk. Then again, maybe we'll just tell you to go screw yourselves.

I'd like to know how many of these convicted murderers came from Mexico illegally. I suppose, according to some, that would make them "undocumented killers".

Here's hoping the DoJ and State Department stick to their guns, sotospeak.

*takes deep breaths and tries to go back to her happy place*
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Lots of Heroes icons!

And I don't think any of them are particularly spoilery, neither.

Here's a teaser:

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All pics from BTS.

Please feel free to take, use, tweak, etc. Please comment and/or credit, though. Spanks :)
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