Good glass will cost you. Photo: Igor Bespamyatnov/Flickr CC
From UH (link below), a short while ago:
Wicked Local Allston/Brighton reports the owner of a Comm. Ave. shop that sells high-quality bongs nailed one of the men who allegedly stole several of them by posting photos on Facebook – which resulted in tips leading to a Saugus man – with tattoos showing on his own Facebook page that matched those seen on surveillance video.
Ngozi Pole told me in 2002 (less than a year before he started pilfering from Kennedy’s office, the government alleges) that he had enemies — “trying to ruin (his) reputation” on the Hill.
As the sole Apple fan in the Senate, he seemed all cool-like to me, ’cause he was, like, “thinking different.” And everyone in at the Sergeant at Arms Office hated him.
I even called Ngozi arebel (from a piece I wrote for Wired earlier this century):
The rebel’s name is Ngozi Pole. He is the office and systems administer at Kennedy’s Boston and Washington offices. He got Dungan and the other staffers their iBooks during the anthrax scare. And for years, Pole has been locking horns with anti-Mac administrators at the Senate Office of the Sergeant at Arms.
“Instead of seriously considering my suggestions, (the SAA has) tried to ruin my reputation,” Pole complained.
Update: I’ve checked all of the other faculty member and lab web pages at Yale Medical School’s Department of Pharmacology. The lab link from Anton Bennett’s faculty page is dead. None of the available pages list Annie Le as a graduate student in their labs.
The Daily News reports one of Annie Le’s profs canceled class around the time she was reported missing.
While many of Yale’s links pertaining to Le appear to have been moved or removed, I have found in Google caches mentions of Le working in this lab:
Welcome to the Bennett Lab
The focus of the research in this laboratory is to understand how protein tyrosine phosphatases function in the control of normal cellular physiology.
The ultimate goal of our research on protein tyrosine phosphatases is to establish whether these enzymes participate in disease processes such as cancer, diabetes and muscular dystrophy.
Study describes the failed interventions that bring bad boys together:
“For boys who had been through the juvenile justice system, compared to boys with similar histories without judicial involvement, the odds of adult judicial interventions increased almost seven-fold,” says study co-author Richard E. Tremblay, a professor of psychology, pediatrics and psychiatry at the Université de Montréal and a researcher at the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Center.
There have been recent episodes on the south shore of individuals claiming to be Public Works employees in an attempt to gain access to homes. If someone comes to your door claiming to be a Public Works employee and does not have identification, please do not grant them access. Call Kathy Bowen at 617.898.4974 to confirm that they are in fact a Public Works employee.
That’s not how Swann is pitching its camera-pen, of course. But the company does say the new PenCam DVR will be great for making YouTube videos.
If you don’t like having your picture taken on the street, at least Boston’s orb-shaped Big Brother cameras (think John Carpenter’s “They Live”) are easy enough to dodge. Just remember to grab your baseball cap as you head out the door.
But not every spy camera pointed your way is hanging from a light pole. Swann Communications’ new PenCam DVR is going make it harder than ever to keep your personal business personal. It’s a working pen with a hidden camera pointed outward, so you can record while you appear to be writing. It is the latest digital spy gadget to be disguised as something innocuous.
A New York social worker tells a tall tale, and NPR gives him a pass. (To deny this unlikely Good Samaritan bit would be a crime, apparently.)
The story (an oldie, from last spring), about a robbery victim exchanging his coat and a hot meal for his would-be mugger’s knife, sounds preposterous enough. It might also be true. But nowhere have I seen any indication that a reporter talked to a waitress, or a third party to the story.
I’ll be heading back into the classroom in a few weeks. This is the kind of feel-good story I hope my students will learn to treat skeptically.
Julio Diaz has a daily routine. Every night, the 31-year-old social worker ends his hour-long subway commute to the Bronx one stop early, just so he can eat at his favorite diner.
But one night last month, as Diaz stepped off the No. 6 train and onto a nearly empty platform, his evening took an unexpected turn.