THE FLENSBURGER FILES Flynnism for the Arrogant and Cocky
This column includes some stories from the Flensburg Files News Flyer
There are some people who are born to greatness and prove it through word and practice, both as a professional as well as ... Posted on 2/1/12 at 4:23 PM
The news that Prince William and the former Kate Middleton were expecting their first child — joyous news for a couple looking forward to starting a family — immediately turned bittersweet with the simultaneous announcement that the duchess was being hospitalized for acute morning sickness. Then there was an invasion of her privacy by two disc jockeys who impersonated Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles to gain information on her condition.
A Chinese crested's short snout, beady eyes and white whiskers earned it the title of World's Ugliest Dog at the annual contest in Northern California on Friday. Competing for fame, $1,000 and a year's worth of dog cookies, Mugly won the honor by beating out 28 other ugly dogs from around the world.
Olympic fans who missed out on tickets for the London Games will get another opportunity this week, including a chance for high-demand seats to the opening ceremony or 100-meter final. Olympic organizers said Tuesday they are putting nearly 1 million tickets on sale, with priority given to those people who were unsuccessful in previous rounds.
Like zombies, human beings can't get enough of brains. A new London exhibition explores that fascination, displaying everything from mummified Egyptian cerebral matter to slices of Albert Einstein's brain in the story of our quest to understand what's inside our skulls.
Growing up on the south coast of England, Jane Sykes Wilson learned to live with a mysterious illness that seemed to arrive when temperatures drop, as if she were allergic to cold. Any drop in temperature, even in warm weather, could bring on or worsen the flu-like symptoms, which included swollen joints, rashes, eye redness and occasional fever with chills. That didn’t deter her from venturing to Grand Forks in summer 2002 to pursue a master’s degree in communications at UND. But it was here that her symptoms became unbearable.
Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper company has agreed to pay damages to 37 high-profile victims of tabloid phone-hacking, including actor Jude Law, soccer player Ashley Cole, a friend of Prince William's and former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott.
The murder of 18-year-old Stephen Lawrence shocked the country and came to be seen as a festering racial injustice. It took 19 years before anyone was convicted, and three other suspects remain at large.
For the first time in the long history of English soccer, a player is being prosecuted over words spoken on the field. Prosecutors said Wednesday that John Terry, one of the country's best-known athletes, racially abused an opponent during an October match.
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