WhiteBoardness - 10/18/95
Date: Thu, 2 Nov 95 19:15:53 -0800
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: WhiteBoardness - 10/18/95
Excerpted-from: WhiteBoard News for October 18, 1995
This item comes by way of Percy Tierney:
A newspaper obituary:
Anita Harding died of cancer at the age of 42 just before she was to take
up the Chair in Clinical Neurology at the Institute of Neurology in Queen
Square, London. She was the most outstanding British neurological clinician
of her generation and a world authority on inherited neurological diseases.
She was also enormous fun.
In her final weeks, when she knew she was going to die, her main concerns
were for those she would leave behind, particularly her colleagues and
students, whose affairs and projects she set straight from her hospital bed.
Never able to resist impish quips, accompanied by a grin and a
characteristic darting of the tongue, she was even able to muse on the
potential compensations as well as the tragedy of her early death: "At least
I won't have to buy Windows '95!"
[Last night I had the strangest dream,
I never dreamed before, ...
Missiles made to frighten the Soviet Union's enemies could wind up scaring
off crows in Russian gardens.
An army anti-aircraft unit near Cherepovets, 230 miles north of Moscow, put
an advertisement in the local newspaper offering to sell decommissioned
missiles for the equivalent of $180, the Itar-Tass news agency reported
The advertisement suggested that the missiles -- their fuel and explosive
warheads replaced by sand -- could be used as scarecrows in gardens.
© 1995 Peter Langston