The first thing to mistrust, should you be an American thinking of going to Australia for the first time, is your idea of the place and its people. Probably you think the 2000 Sydney Olympics is a vastly important event for all of us, a huge national rite that will “put us on the map”–the same map, presumably, on which the last Australian Olympics, in Melbourne in 1956, failed to inscribe us.
Can 35 million Americans be wrong about pot? Penalties against the possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself.” So said Jimmy Carter in urging Congress last week to reduce federal penalties for possession of up to 1 oz.
Some people get angry. Some stoically accept their fate
If not for a lowly leech, Peter Alec Cannon might not be in the heap of trouble he’s in now. In what Australian officials are calling a first in their country — and possibly in the world — police used DNA extracted from a leech that bit Cannon eight years ago to convict him of robbing an elderly woman.
The alleged victim in a 1977 sexual assault case against director Roman Polanski has filed court papers seeking dismissal of the charges against him. The woman’s declaration seeking dismissal was filed Monday in Los Angeles, California, in connection with Polanski’s efforts to have the 31-year-old case dismissed
Texas authorities released court documents Thursday detailing the items seized from the medical office and storage unit of Dr. Conrad Murray, the cardiologist who was with Jackson when he fell ill and died on June 25