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youindéfini  =  "on" en français





Protesting the execution outside the prison in Arizona.


Photograph: Associated Press.


Arizona Takes Nearly 2 Hours to Execute Inmate


JULY 23, 2014





















The Times

January 2, 2006


L to R:

British PM Tony Blair,

Tory leader David Cameron,

Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy.

















Lloyd Dangle



30 October 2010

















Randy Bish

The Tribune-Review

Pittsburgh, PA


20 October 2010
















The Guardian        7 June 2004















3 November 2004



















Steve Bell

The Guardian




U.S. Democratic Presidential candidate, Senator John Kerry (D-MA), (L),

along with his vice presidential runningmate, Senator John Edwards (D-NC), (R),

wave to a crowd of supporters at Riverscape Metropark in Dayton, Ohio, July 7, 2004.

Kerry and John Edwards campaigned together for the first time Wednesday.


















Steve Breen

The San Diego Union-Tribune



















The Guardian        p. 1














US studies find antidepressants work for some


Sun Jan 1, 2006
11:41 AM ET
By Susan Heavey


WASHINGTON (Reuters) -

Suicidal behavior among adults taking antidepressants

drops almost as soon as they begin medication, researchers said on Sunday

in findings that experts said confirm their effectiveness in older patients.

The decline was especially significant among patients taking newer drugs

to treat depression, including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors,

or SSRIs, compared to those taking older medicines.

The findings, published in the January issue of the American Journal

of Psychiatry, come as experts grapple with

whether such drugs can provoke suicidal tendencies.

US studies find antidepressants work for some,
R, 1.1.2006,






The diary of a nobody

is a pleasure for everybody


New technology means

that anyone can now publish an autobiography

Headline and sub, G, 16.4.2005,






A pharoah to remember


It's not often you find the grave of a god.

Tim Radford on the mapmakers transforming Egyptology

Headline, G, 4.11.2004,






Live aid: The man


For Bob Geldof, Live Aid changed everything.

By Simon Garfield

'The last place I expected to be 20 years ago was here,'

Bob Geldof said as he surveyed a gathering of record store retailers

recently at London's Charlotte Street hotel.

He told them that Live Aid was always meant to be a one-off event,

'no album, video, film etc', and certainly nothing as efficient as a DVD.

Geldof had always hoped the day would remain greater in the memory,

a day that he said many people considered

the second most memorable of their lives,

just after the birth of their first child.

But everything changes, except the situation in Africa.

So now, on the 20th anniversary

of Michael Buerk's hellish report from Ethiopia,

there will be a four-disc 10-hour DVD box set

of the greatest show on earth.

'We took an issue that was nowhere on the political agenda,'

Geldof told his audience, many of whom had watched Live Aid

as an alternative to school homework,

'and through the lingua franca of the planet -

which is not English but rock'n'roll

- we were able to address the intellectual absurdity

and the moral repulsion of people dying of want in a world of surplus.'

Headline, sub and first §§, O, 17.10.2004,






TWO adults enter a room, agree a price, and have sex.

Has either committed a crime?

Common sense suggests not: sex is not illegal in itself,

and the fact that money has changed hands

does not turn a private act into a social menace.

If both parties consent, it is hard to see how either is a victim.

But prostitution has rarely been treated as just another transaction,

or even as a run-of-the-mill crime: the oldest profession

is also the oldest pretext for outraged moralising

and unrealistic lawmaking devised by man.

Sex is their business : Attitudes to commercial sex are hardening.
But tougher laws are wrong in both principle and practice
E, 2.9.2004,






Once upon a time, there were four people; their names were:

Everybody, Somebody, Nobody, and Anybody.

Whenever there was an important job to be done,

Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.

Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.

When Nobody did it, Everybody got angry

because it was Everybody's job.

Everybody thought that Somebody would do it,

But Nobody realized that Nobody would do it.

So. Consequently, Everybody blamed Somebody

when Nobody did what Anybody could have done in the first place.

Baker County Fair / Halfway, Oregon, Saturday, August 9th, 8:00 AM Show, 7:00 AM Entries Open,
http://bakercountyfair.net/horserules.html , http://bakercountyfair.net/index.html , US site.






The first sign that anything was amiss came just after 11.30am.

The skies darkened, the temperature plummeted,

and the first raindrops began to fall

on the fishing villages along the Devon coast.

Within an hour winds were gusting up to 60mph

and by late afternoon the storm had swept across southern England

and hit London.

If it had happened in October or November

no one would have batted an eyelid,

but the unseasonal weather plunged swaths of the country into chaos.

Gales, storms ... is it really July?
Widespread disruption as high winds hit southern England, G, 8.7.2004,






My sons never killed anyone,

says mother


No one believed more in the innocence

of the brothers accused of killing Damilola Taylor than their mother.

She insisted: "My sons are no angels - but they never killed a little boy.

"I know my sons. Do you think they could have done something like that

and I wouldn't find out?

"I know they would have told me. I can tell when they are lying.

They keep saying 'Mum, we didn't do it'. I believe them."

The 43-year-old mother was the only parent of the four original defendants

to sit in court most days.

The boys, the youngest of her five children, are part of a large,

extended family based in south-east London.

She is divorced from their father,

who has moved out of London with his new wife and family.

He was also in court on several days.

"He is still very much part of their lives," said the boys' mother.

She went on to defend her sons, who were described by the judge

during the trial as having displayed yobbish and loutish behaviour.

Even Baroness Mallalieu QC, who defended one of them,

said they were "deeply unattractive".

Their mother said: "Everyone locally says they can't believe it.

My sons have a reputation for being thoughtful boys.

"Why would they attack a 10-year-old boy

for a pair of trainers and a coat?

They had everything they needed.

They both had part time jobs

helping members of the family with their businesses.

Their uncles were always giving them money.

"If they were guilty, then I would say

'All right, they deserve all this' - but they're not."

The woman said her sons were devoted to each other.

"The boys went everywhere together

and did everything together," she said.

"They have always been close.

I know my sons and my sons aren't killers."

The strain of the past year has taken its toll, she said,

adding: "I spend my time cleaning the flat.

I scrub the walls and clean outside.

The neighbours see me and tell me not to worry

because it will be all right at the end.

"I am still cooking for everyone even though it is only me

and my daughter at home now."

She thought her sons were left to carry the can for others.

"Why weren't other boys who were mentioned in the trial charged?

The only alibi one had was that he was with his grandmother.

"Another boy was in a children's home but everyone knows

he kept getting out of there without anyone knowing."

The mother agreed that her sons were always getting into trouble

at school and with the police.

She said: "They hated it at that school.

The teachers were always trying to exclude them.

"I argued with them. It was the worst thing they could do.

They would be outside without supervision, getting into more trouble.

I begged them to place them on their own in a room at the school."

But her sons settled down in support centres

and passed their mock GCSEs this year while on remand,

she said, adding: "They did very well."

The boys told a prison officer in Feltham young offenders institution

that they were arrested because they were "notorious" in Peckham.

Their mother agreed, saying:

"They were very well known around Peckham.

Everyone knew them but they don't believe they did this.

"They got into trouble with their friends and they would steal.

They had a reputation but they were all mouth.

They would never hurt a little boy.

"They honestly are thoughtful and polite boys.

They helped me around the house with the housework.

One would clean the toilet while the other one would vacuum for me.

"No one could have pointed to them

and said they were from a one-parent family.

They were very well behaved at home.

"Their trouble is they can never keep still - they are full of energy.

They are double trouble."

The woman has four grandchildren - one born last year,

who was fathered by one of the boys.

Their council flat was the centre for comings and goings by family and friends

- the third defendant at the trial, 17-year-old Boy C,

who was acquitted on the judge's direction in the middle of the proceedings,

was living there when he was arrested by police.

My sons never killed anyone, says mother,
full text, 25.4.2002,















pronoms indéfinis / indéterminés > everyone


Everyone Needs A Buddy. Even Sharks


August 13, 2020    NPR



















pronoms indéfinis / indéterminés > no one


'Until Everyone Is Safe, No One Is Safe':

Africa Awaits The COVID-19 Vaccine


January 22, 2021        NPR


















ronoms indéfinis / indéterminés > nowhere


Why The CDC Eviction Ban Isn't Really A Ban:

'I Have Nowhere To Go'

December 20, 2020    NPR













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