Thursday, February 23, 2012

Burning man

  • Burning Man could be engulfed by its own success. With no planned attractions, no entertainment and no food or drink save coffee and ice on sale, the decades-old party-cum-social-experiment in the Nevada desert is not your average gathering.
  • (The Guardian)
  • SAN FRANCISCO — With six months to go until the weeklong desert festival, Burning Man is already keeping people up at night. And it is not because of nonstop techno music or scantily clad fire dancers, either.
  • (New York Times)
  • President Barack Obama apologized Thursday for the burning of copies of the Muslim holy book at a U.S. military base this week, as violent protests raging nationwide led a man dressed in an Afghan army uniform to kill two U.S. troops.
  • (AP -
  • Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli was a busy man at last years trade deadline. He knew his team had a solid core but was still a couple of moves away from winning the Stanley Cup.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • The burning incident triggered anti-U.S. riots that have killed NATOs U.S.-led International Security Assistance force had announced the deaths of two soldiers at the hands of a man in Afghan army uniform, without identifying their nationalities.
  • (USA Today)
  • In November, when a mini-uproar erupted over Burning Mans new ticket policy of using a lottery system, Andie Grace of the Burning Man organization told me: The same number of people will have access to the same number of tickets they need.
  • (KQED)
  • KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The mistaken burning of Qurans (ku-RAHNZ) at an American military In a possibly related incident, NATO says two coalition troops have killed by a man in an Afghan army uniform.
  • (KTUU)
  • Heres hoping there are no disasters a la Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. 5. Bigger Joke: Kodak or The French? Crystal is known for squeezing laughs from recurring gags (remember Jack Palance?).
  • (Hollywood Reporter)
  • — James Graves doesnt consider himself a hero. The maintenance supervisor at Woodview Apartments in Newport News said he did what any person would do when he rescued an elderly tenant from his burning apartment Wednesday afternoon.
  • (Daily Press)

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