Week of October 27

Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere, wholeheartedly, one-directionally, without regret or reservation.

William Sheldon


Week of October 20

The world's largest particle accelerator, a billion-dollar system beneath the border between France and Switzerland that had just undergone an expensive refit, was shut down for five days due to a fault caused by two empty beer bottles found in a vacuum chamber.

As noted in The Georgia Straight - 1996 Summary


Week of October 13

Thomas Janzen, a nine-year-old from Virgil, Ontario, won $600 from his parents by giving up TV for a year and a public-speaking award for a speech he wrote called "Life After TV". Asked what he would do with the money, he replied: "I want to buy a television for my room."

As noted in The Georgia Straight


Week of October 6

There is no way Communism can compete with a salad shooter for $9.95.

Colin Powell, on home shopping starting up in China


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