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admissions which any counsel ought to know has put an end to the case,
they must do so at their own expense, and not at the expense of their
Beware of discriminating against folk because of their old age. Much great
work has been produced by people who might qualify for admission to a
retirement home. Michelangelo finished the Pauline Chapel at the age of
74; Frank Lloyd Wright finished the Guggenheim Museum in New York at
91; and Benjamin Franklin, that impish American politician, invented bifocal
eyeglasses at 74.
Bethlehem Kibur was appointed as a part-time member of the Mental
Health Review Board for a term of four years.
In 1930 the Supreme Court of Georgia in Manchester v. State rejected as the
basis for a mistrial remarks made before the jury that were “calculated to be
considered no more than mere sparring or legal pyrotechnics and unlikely
to affect the decision of the jury”, “in view of the cautioning words the court
used in regard to them. The trial court stopped the solicitor-general from
pursuing this line of argument, and instructed the jury not to consider argument
of the sort”.
Peter F. Buxton, Q.C., was reappointed as a member of the Delta Police
Board for a term ending June 30, 2021.
Though it may not be so at your house, the High-Speed Internet Service
Regulation was made on April 25, 2019.
Reports of a beluga whale that swam to Norway being a Russian “spy”
revived Cold War–era stories of marine mammals being used for military
purposes. The U.S. Navy apparently trained bottlenose dolphins to detect
underwater mines and “enemy swimmers”, and California sea lions to
attach devices to underwater objects to facilitate retrieval. PBS’s Frontline
reports: “During the Vietnam war, rumors circulated about a ‘swimmer nullification
program’ in which dolphins were also being trained to shoot at
enemy swimmers with a device similar to the tagging device. The Navy
denies that any such program existed or that any dolphin has ever been
trained to attack a human.”
SeaWorld in California routinely has fireworks displays. As far as we know,
no marine mammals have yet been trained as pyrotechnicians.