12: Electoral D-day
GYLLIAN CHRISTIANSEN, STAFF WRITER
does the date December 12 mean to you? Some of you might flip open
your little black agenda books and find that it signifies the last
day in a row that is neatly framed with the pink highlighter you
decided to use to designate "Reading Week," which comes right before
the neat transition into the use of the green highlighter border
that signifies "exam period," which is followed by an explosion
of metallic silver-pen snowflakes surrounding a swirly-lettered
"December Break, Hooray!"
from London: Sightseeing
JAMES FISHER, STAFF WRITER
I were a pessimist, I'd say gobal warming has come to London.
This week it's been unusually warm, in the 50s
(11 degrees C to us). The rain has also dropped off, although this
fall has been the wettest in over 200 years-18 inches of rain have
drenched the streets of the city in the past few months.
scoop on cars: What you should know, really
MIKE SAUR, CONTRIBUTOR
the biggest mistake a friend can make is to ask me a question about
any automotive topic. Seriously, once asked, I will not shut up.
So, in the spirit of the "common good," I've decided to get the
car bug out of my system and to provide anyone fortunate enough
to pick up this week's Orient with the general basics on cars.
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