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As I already mentioned, the Pope is in town. What I didn't realize then is that the helicopter which reminded he was in town was very probably the same helicopter he was in. Due to a last minute change of plans on his part, he didn't head right up to Lake Simcoe but instead asked for an aeriel tour of Exhbition Place where thousands of the WYD people were gathered. More
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As I already mentioned, the Pope is in town. What I didn't realize then is that the helicopter which reminded he was in town was very probably the same helicopter he was in. Due to a last minute change of plans on his part, he didn't head right up to Lake Simcoe but instead asked for an aeriel tour of Exhbition Place where thousands of the WYD people were gathered. More <a href=""http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1026143635364&call_page=TS_News&call_pageid=968332188492&call_pagepath=News/News&col=968793972154"">here</a>.

On a completely different tangent, I'm mildly annoyed at the change the <a href=""http://news.bbc.co.uk"">BBC</a> just made to their site in large part because I'm torn as to whether I want their news from a UK or a World perspective. When I choose the World setting, it doesn't give me the fun and completely trivial headlines, such as the UK Big Brother update (and no, I've never seen a single episode, I've just been following it from the BBC articles). And when I choose the UK settings, much of the global news which is of interest to me becomes hidden in subsections. I'm not really annoyed, it's just a mild dilemma for me, which settings to go with.

On the bright side, they've now separated their science and technology sections which I think was long overdue.

And in actual news, the idea of <a href=""http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2147140.stm"">paramedics on bicycles</a> in busy, traffic-dense cities is a very good one. I'm glad London is going with it.

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haggisthesecond
Jul. 24th, 2002 10:41 am (UTC)
oddly enough, I was reading exactly that section of the BBC website just before I checked LJ. I suppose it's not that big a coincidence since the site gets tens of thousands of hits a day.
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