March 3rd, 2004

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WTF?

I noticed that the university theatre here is putting on little shop of horros from tommorrow until saturday and at first I thought spiffy! I'd love to see that. So I go to the website and find something disturbing.

9th Week
March 3-6
Little Shop of Horrors
By Alan Menken and Howard Ashman
Directed by Heidi Coleman and Jack Tamburri
Francis X. Kinahan Third Floor Theater

University Theater presents a queer interpretation of the classic horror musical like you've never seen it before! This puppet-less production, co-directed by UT Director Heidi Coleman and third- year Jack Tamburri, features costumes by award-winner Asta Hostetter. Laughs, sex and buckets of blood await you, so come to Hyde Park for an evening you won't soon forget!


What in the world is that supposed to mean? Queer as in odd or queer as in everyone will be dressed in rainbow colors, jack-booted bull dykes will be ushers and instead of seymour and audrey it's seymour and andy? I would have gone in an instant before, but I'm not looking forward to being preached at when all I wanted was to enjoy a musical I love. It's like that margaret cho fiasco when all I wanted was some comedy and somehow found myself in the middle of a political rally for moveon.org. Feh.
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Vermontians...go figure

Killington residents vote to secede from Vermont

Tuesday, March 2, 2004 Posted: 5:01 PM EST (2201 GMT)

KILLINGTON, Vermont (AP) -- Voting with a thunderous "aye," residents endorsed a plan Tuesday for this ski resort town to secede from Vermont and become a part of New Hampshire instead.

The overwhelming voice vote opened the next chapter in what could be a long and costly push to join New Hampshire, 25 miles to the east.

Ultimately, the vote could prove to be only symbolic. State lawmakers in New Hampshire and Vermont will have the final say. And Vermont legislators said secession will probably be voted down.

Town officials said about two-thirds of the 200 to 300 people who attended the town meeting supported secession.

The main source of discontent is Vermont's new system of financing education, adopted in 1997 on orders from the state Supreme Court. It dramatically increased property taxes in wealthy communities like Killington.

Secession activists say Killington's restaurants, inns and other businesses send $20 million a year to Montpelier in sales, room and meal taxes, while the state returns just $1 million in municipal and education aid to the town of roughly 1,000 residents.

"The state is treating us like a cash-cow," said David Lewis, town manager.

Town officials will now draft a petition to present to New Hampshire Gov. Craig Benson and the state's Legislature. Lewis said town officials want New Hampshire's approval before approaching Vermont's lawmakers.
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They should have DNA swabbed her mouth for spunk

Woman uses sex act as manslaughter defense

Wednesday, March 3, 2004 Posted: 1:52 PM EST (1852 GMT)

MIDDLETOWN, Connecticut (AP) -- A woman charged with causing a fatal car crash in 1999 says that she couldn't have been behind the wheel because she was performing a sex act on the driver at the time.

Heather Specyalski, 33, was charged with second-degree manslaughter in the crash that killed businessman Neil Esposito. Prosecutors allege that she was driving Esposito's Mercedes-Benz convertible when it veered off the road and hit several trees.

But Specyalski claims that Esposito was driving, and she was performing oral sex on him at the time, said her attorney, Jeremiah Donovan. He noted that Esposito's pants were down when he was thrown from the car.

Superior Court Judge Robert L. Holzberg ruled Tuesday that Specyalski can proceed with the defense, despite objections by the prosecutor.

"A defendant has a right to offer a defense no matter how outlandish, silly or unbelievable one might think it will be," Holzberg said. He added: "No one ever told me in law school that we'd be having these kinds of conversations in open court."

Assistant State's Attorney Maureen Platt said the defense is flawed.

"His pants could have been down because he was mooning a car he was drag racing," Platt said. "His pants could have been down because he was urinating out of a window. His pants could have been down because he wasn't feeling well."

Also Tuesday, Holzberg denied Donovan's motion to use gender as grounds to eliminate jurors. Donovan had argued that women would be biased and more likely to convict.
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