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The Independent

Article Summary   by:SM THOMPSON    
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Gaming or Gambling used to be banned in my youth! In fact you wouldnt get a decent job if you admitted to backing a horse at the Grand National Race in the UK! Mind you! I never did!
Or worse still, spending your hard earned cash at the Casino around the corner - it was treated as an illness, an addiction: fortunately I don't suffer from it! Placing a bet ... well let's move on ...
Grand Natinal jockey is jailed over fire on airliner is a link story about Paul Carberry who won in1999 on Bobbyjo - he set fire to a newspaper on a flight from Spain to Dubin - he walked out on bail of ¤1,000 --- no comment!..

Many times a student of English will ask me the question!

"Which of the Bronte sister wrote the novel - Jane Eyre" well, the answer is in today's Independent: .... Charlotte Bronte ...and there is a feature on the life and work of this Lady Writer!
I believe that you wouldnt ask the Question Master of University Challenge that otherwise he would /fail/your team and your opponents would win, because they would play the game by the rules!

John Lennon/letter sells for ¢12,000! Wonder if anyone will pay for my letters after I have passed away and how much! Government is set to raise retirement age ahead of schedule/wonder if that will come to pass in my lifetime!

Huge fire at Istanbul Airport -- great dark fumes are photographed in EUROPE Section:
No loss of life was suffered and 2000 workers were forced to evacuate! Indeed I recall rushing through Istanbul Airport myself a number of years ago .. I sat diligently filling up my notebook!

Interesting reading .. keep in reading ...
Published: May 25, 2006   
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