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I've fixed the problems on the old site so that stories now appear as they should. phew. OK, you geeks, let's hear it for sed! :cool:

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Amina Lawal acquitted of adultery: A young Nigerian woman, sentenced to be stoned to death for adultery, has had her conviction overturned. Her sentence, under strict Muslim Sharia law, set off a storm of international protest. I've written about her here before. This makes my day, maybe my month.

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UK study says women do better in labor with female birth attendants: "Mothers who had continuous support from a trained or experienced woman are less likely to need a caesarean, or powerful pain relief treatments. The study, by researchers from Toronto University, goes against the present status quo which pushes for men to always be present at the birth. "

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More like a threat to Mom's pocketbook: The Saudi religious police demonstrate once again that they just don't have enough to do. They've posted a website railing against the moral depravity of "the Jewish Barbie." (Guess that would explain the challah in the Malibu Dream Kitchen.) Barbie is already illegal in Saudi Arabia, so what's the point?

Thanks to Penny for the link.

Warren Zevon finally sleeps: One of my favorite singer-songwriters is gone, of lung cancer, at age 56. He was diagnosed a year ago with terminal cancer and spent the time with his grown children, finishing his final album, and eating bacon and eggs for breakfast, lunch and dinner. He died in his sleep, the last fate anyone would have predicted for him. I'd say bless him, but he'd probably rise from the dead and punch me. So I'll just say, I'll miss you, Warren.

Why Government Schools Fail: A 14-year-old homeschooled boy who has begun attending public high school analyzes why the system isn't working. Very astute for a grown-up let alone a 14-year-old. If a kid can see it, why can't the education establishment see it? Oh yeah, I forgot: Because it threatens the status quo. Silly me.

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A mother hummingbird raises her chick: An amazing set of pictures of a hummingbird nest and its occupants from eggs to chick. Thanks to Rana for the link.

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Well, here I am, back on the air. This is a beta version of what TNH will eventually look like. I wanted to start the blog up again but I didn't want to put any more time into the software I had been using since I knew I was going to end up with Drupal (this software) in the end anyway. TNH logins don't work here yet, I'm afraid. I'm hoping to figure out how to transfer existing user information over to the new database, but I haven't yet.

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