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Sunday, May 25, 2008

"Lawsuit against Cappy strikes a political nerve": The Associated Press provides a report that begins, "The Pennsylvania League of Women Voters has clearly struck a nerve with its lawsuit against former state Chief Justice Ralph Cappy. Time will tell if it's more serious than that."

The Citizens' Voice of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania reported yesterday that "League of Women Voters challenges Pa. chief justice's sanctions threat."

The Philadelphia Inquirer today contains an editorial entitled "Slots Lawsuit: The plot sickens."

Today in The Morning Call of Allentown, Pennsylvania, columnist Paul Carpenter has an op-ed entitled "Idea of Cappy being right about lawsuit is gloomy."

And Friday's edition of The Times-Tribune of Scranton, Pennsylvania contained an editorial entitled "Lawsuit sources should go public."
Posted at 11:22 PM by Howard Bashman



"W.Va. court won't hear appeal in Massey case": Yesterday's edition of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette contained an article that begins, "The parent of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel won an important victory yesterday when the West Virginia Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of the $220 million judgment the struggling steel company won last summer from Massey Energy."

And The Associated Press reports that "W.Va. top court rejects Massey appeal in coal case."
Posted at 11:12 PM by Howard Bashman



"Defending KSM, 'the most hated man in the world'; Navy lawyer Prescott Prince's client is self-described 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed": This front page article appears today in The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 11:07 PM by Howard Bashman


Washington Nationals 7, Milwaukee Brewers 6: My son and I took Amtrak from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. today to see our first game at the Washington Nationals' new stadium, Nationals Park. It was quite easy and very quick to reach the stadium from Union Station via the Metro.

Nationals Park is a lovely facility in which to view a baseball game. The stadium is located just half a block from the Navy Yard Metro stop. Our seats were in the lower level, so we did not venture up to the higher levels of seating. But the lower level is chock-full of food choices. I had a pulled pork sandwich from Red Hot & Blue, and I agree with The Washington Post that it was delicious. The Gifford's Ice Cream was also quite tasty. And, perhaps in honor of the opposing team, there was plenty of Leinie's on tap.

As for the baseball game, it was quite a battle. First, the Nationals jumped out to a 6-0 lead. Then the Brewers rallied to tie the game in the top of the 6th inning by batting around. Finally, the Nationals won the game in the bottom of the 9th inning on a wild pitch. You can access the box score at this link, while wraps from MLB.com are here and here. Corey Hart's home run landed just three rows away from where we were sitting, and we are even briefly visible (at least to ourselves) in this replay of the homer.

We will get to visit the upper levels of Nationals Park on August 31, 2008, when we will return to watch the Nationals host the Atlanta Braves. Our seats that day are in the infield gallery in the 300 level.
Posted at 10:04 PM by Howard Bashman







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