[00:07.39]That is a clear improvement, but there is a big hole: exemptions for the Legislature’s lawyers,
[00:14.92]including Mr. Silver, who would not be required to list clients. That is wrong. A lawmaker’s first
[00:22.57]obligation is to the public, not the clients.
[00:31.63]Economists by nature are the worrying type. Malcolm L. Merriam of the U. S. Bureau of Foreign and
[00:39.71]Domestic Commerce has the job worrying about one of the most vexatious of economic problems —
[00:54.45]If the two don't reach a settlement, the hearing will be in February in front of an arbitrator, who
[01:01.29]must decide whether Lincecum is worth more or less than the midpoint of $10.5 million.
[01:15.67]In terms of their outfield play, there have always been two major question marks about them: their
[01:22.26]temperament and the lack of a creator with the panache to break down sides who set out to defend
[01:36.38]Hardly anybody knows what sculpture is anymore. Unlike painting, which can be pushed only so far
[01:44.73]before it simply turns into something else, sculpture can be almost anything: a piece of industrial
[01:51.70]detritus, a fugue of TV monitors, a glorified ditch.
[02:01.34]They wrote a book each, bending close to the page to append a spidery signature; they gave talks to
[02:08.74]schools, colleges, servicemen’s associations, in voices that had almost worn away.
[02:22.37]Testimony concluded Wednesday in the first stage of the federal trial over the fate of Proposition 8,
[02:29.96]California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, as lawyers on both sides continued to argue
[02:37.12]their case to the news media.
[02:46.14]A: I like the staircases in your villa. Double-helix staircases link all three levels.
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