Aramony and Egypt from Desperado
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 95 12:13:26 PST
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: Aramony and Egypt from Desperado
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom Parmenter)
Those who profess to be disturbed by what they imagine to be the
distortion of justice inherent in the OJ defense are invited to
ponder the defense mounted by William Aramony. This gentleman, you
will recall, is the former head of the United Way, accused of
looting the charity of hundreds of thousands of dollars to finance
life of luxury, including in Aramony's case, a romance with a
17-year-old girl. How could this have happened? Aramony's lawyers
put it forward that there were three causes:
In the first place, the United Way's board of directors was
not performing appropriate oversight.
Secondly, Aramony's underlings were up to something and he
couldn't control them.
And the man in the middle, the defendant? Why he's suffering
from a rare disorder that is causing his brain to shrink.
Not that a romance with a 17-year-old girl (particularly one who
would romance a stuffed shirt like Aramony) would strike everybody as
an unencumbered luxury.
From Eirikur Hallgrimsson via Mark Schorr:
Subject: check out this URL on ... tour through ancient Egypt
This is the Egyptology home page. For a tour of an ancient Egyptian temple,
go directly to
Eirikur's .sig, while we're at it:
Eirikur Hallgrimsson email@example.com Generic Epistemologist
"Remember this, foolish mortals, when ye stare headlong into the
mind-paralyzing void, the inky black nothingness of existence,
the hellish yawning maw of the abyss -- it's pretty damn dark,
so give it a few minutes for your eyes to adjust."
Frank M. Carrano
Digital technology is the universal solvent of intellectual property rights
Forward with daring and whimsy
Copyright 1995, Tom Parmenter
© 1995 Peter Langston