What the Frack?
In the world of residential real estate, highway frontage is an uncommon selling point. Fumes, spraying gravel, the scream of air horns: no great friends, these, to man at his leisure. But to the thousands lately migrating for oil-industry jobs to the Bakken Formation—a sprawling rock unit of shale and dolomite that underlies portions of Montana, North Dakota and Canada—views of the freeway might, in some cases, prove enviable. The New York-based auctioneer Sheldon Good & Company (SGC), at any rate, has been counting on it.
Less than a week ago there was news of a possible new burial site for infamously missing teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa. Police suspected at the time that Hoffa might be buried beneath the driveway of a suburban Roseville, Michigan home.
Today police in Roseville revealed that tests of the soil beneath the suspicious driveway came up with bupkis. They are done:
The mystery of the fate of International Brotherhood of Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa is one of the most enduring in American history. Hoffa vanished in July 1975 and in the decades since his name has become a punchline for jokes about unexplained disappearances.
Shouts and murmurs of a new Hoffa resting place come out every other year or so–the latest candidate is an innocuous suburban driveway in Roseville, Michigan. It’s hard to take new rumors that Hoffa’s grave has been found too seriously anymore, but ABC News reports there may be something to this one:
It was probably not a speech Barack Obama would have given during the primary.
His address at Kettering University in Flint, Michigan today, entitled “Renewing American Competitiveness,” is, on one level, another version of the core message of his campaign: that a vote for him is one for the future while a vote for John Read More
Hillary Clinton just sent a formal public letter to Barack Obama calling on him to work to find a resolution to the Florida and Michigan question that reflects the votes in those states and seats their delegations at the convention. She also attempts to shame him for what she calls his failure to "support those Read More
Slowly but steadily, Barack Obama’s campaign is coming around to the reality of the Florida and Michigan situation.
Until now, his approach has essentially been to bury his head in the sand in the hope that the whole matter would just go away—which is would have, had Obama finished off Hillary Clinton is Tuesday’s voting. Read More
If Hillary Clinton does well enough in tomorrow’s quartet of primaries to continue, her campaign’s next step will to resume banging the drum about seating the delegates of Michigan and Florida at the convention.
Barack Obama should support this aim.
Realistically, any Clinton nomination scenario at this point requires the inclusion of lopsidedly pro-Hillary delegations Read More
It’s true that this year’s Republican presidential race is the most fluid on record. At varying points, John McCain, Rudy Giuliani, Fred Thompson, Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee have all seemed to be plausible front-runners.
But by Tuesday night, after the results from what is only the third major contest of the nominating season Read More
"I like cuteness in my babies and puppies, but not in my comedy,” said the actor and comedian Andy Richter. It was less than a week before the March 15 premiere of his new show, Andy Barker, P.I., on NBC, and the 40-year-old Mr. Richter was reflecting on the current state of situation comedy. “There’s Read More
The private-equity trader had to have the pumpkin-shaped doorknob in every room. He’d just bought an 1856 townhouse in the West Village, and he and his architect came upon a distinctive period knob in the apartment of one of the rent-regulated tenants that came with the building. They wanted to replica te it—not just in Read More