Gongol.com Archives: May 2006
Brian Gongol

Broadcasting (2006.05.15)
Too much time in front of the television leads to typography
Someone has observed that the kerning of the digital clock on the show "24" is impossible to achieve using a real digital clock

Humor and Good News (2006.05.15)
Modern life got you down? Put a bag over your head.

The United States of America (2006.05.15)
Most names weren't changed at Ellis Island
Many names have been Americanized, but it usually happened after immigrants got off the boat and into American life

Threats and Hazards (2006.05.15)
How militarizing the Mexican border could increase terrorism and crime

Broadcasting (2006.05.15)
NBC will keep "Scrubs," but it'll have to wait for late-season return

The American Way (2006.05.15)
Does it matter whether your student's tutor lives nearby?
Union boss opposes "outsourcing" of tutoring services to places like India, saying, "When you start talking about overseas people teaching children, it just doesn't seem right to me." But where does he want to draw the line? If it's OK for your student's tutor to live across town, isn't it OK for them to live across the state? And if it's OK for them to live across the state, isn't it OK for them to live on the other side of the country? And if it's OK for them to live on the other side of the country, what exactly "doesn't seem right" about qualified English-speaking people in another part of the world? Quite likely, the union boss wouldn't raise the same objections if the tutors were living in Guam, Ireland, or New Zealand that he feels comfortable raising about tutors living in India.

Water news: DNR may impose major restrictions on land application of sludge
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