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Party’s presidential nominee, was partly liable, as Mr. Bailey was at the time
of the accident a passenger in a car provided to him by Mr. Kennedy for his
use, though Mr. Kennedy was not in the car at the time of the collision. In
July 1962, “Judge Emil Gumpert of Superior Court in Los Angeles ruled …
that the President could be sued like any other citizen. Mr. Kennedy then
settled out of court, paying Mr. Bailey $17,500.”
Shannon A. Bentley and R. Michael Tourigny were both appointed members
of the Environmental Appeal Board, the Forest Appeals Commission
and the Oil and Gas Appeal Tribunal for terms ending December 31, 2022
and December 31, 2023, respectively.
Looking to liven up your video meetings? Maclean’s recently reported that
Buckwheat, a resident of an animal rescue facility in Ontario, was “originally
raised as a guard donkey to protect livestock” but “made a mid-life
career change in April 2020 and has become a rising star in the meetingcrasher
business” online. “So far clients have included everyone from elementary
schools to ICU doctors. The program was inspired by similar
operations south of the border, including a coalition of American sanctuaries
who’ve partnered to provide ‘Goat-2-Meeting’ conference calls. It features
a variety of animal ambassadors (cloven-hoofed or otherwise) from
farms across the United States.” In Canada, “to get the best out of Buckwheat
on camera, volunteers bribe her with oats and chunks of dried apple,
which she gently grasps with quivering lips. She’s also got a penchant for
gazing at herself onscreen Thank goodness it’s not just us humans! – Asst.
Ed., so camera operators use the front-facing camera on their phones to
keep her interested.”
The Times Literary Supplement has taken to providing a whole page of free
advertising dedicated to independent bookshops. Among the more unusual
can be found:
Typewronger Books. Located in Edinburgh, it describes itself as “a badly
behaved bookshop and typewriter repair service”. Does anyone now know
what a typewriter even looks like?
Chicken and Frog Bookshop, in Brentwood, Essex, specializing in children’s
The Rabbit Hole, Market Square, Brigg, Lincolnshire.
Siopcwlwm, a Welsh bookshop in Oswestry, Shropshire.
Top Hat and Tales. In Faversham, Kent, it sells books and hats.