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"At Last" by Ella Fitzgerald.  It makes me sound a lot older than I am but I love this song.

Also wouldn't mind hearing "weak" by SWV agian.

I hate that I have lost/damaged so many CDs over the years, luckily most of them can be found on ebay for cheap!

Black Law Students / Re: Oprah's Legends Ball
« on: May 23, 2006, 11:52:59 AM »
tag  :-\

So what'd you guys think of the black and white diamond earrings she gave out?

I thought the earrings were AMAZING!!!  My favorite part of the whole event was the Sunday "service",  hearing all of those beautiful voices singing Gospel music was wonderful.

I definately relized the Whitney omission last night.  She is a legend- but her recent lifestyle would have put a change on the whole event.  No one probably wanted to hold their breath all night waiting to see what kind of scene she was going to make ( I saw about two episodes of that reality TV show with her and Bobby and that would have been enough for me not to invite her).

I really enjoyed the show- I think it is something everyone needs to see.  But it did make me sit and think about myself and what am I supposed to be doing to make a difference.  I mean, I am going to law school to fulfill all of these aspirations for my life I know there is something I am supposed to be doing...

I would really like to get a copy of this for my DVD collection.  I looked on Oprah's webiste but didn't see anything about her selling one.

The title of this thread is utterly ridiculous.  The jerks on the lacrosse team hired a stripper (two, actually), who happened to be a Central student.  Framing the issue as "Duke lacrosse players rape Central student" (even though it's look less and less like that's what happened, but we'll assume it for the sake of argument) would be appropriate if they went over to Central, nabbed some student, and then raped her.  That's not what happened.  They hired a stripper (with a criminal record and who apparently showed up completely inebriated).

Why not frame the issue as "Duke lacrosse players accused of raping ex-con"?  That's just as accurate as referring to her as a "NCCU student", and probably more relevant.

OUCH...I didn't the TITLE of the thread was going to be such a big issue.   

I simply titled the thread in the mind set I was in after reading the current story.  My question centered around whether or not the alleged victim's background plays a role in the layout of the investigation agianst the lacrosse team.  I am sure that anyone who read the title (riduculous or not) knew what it was referring to.  That was its purpose, I am not the reporter and in this instance it was not my intention to find the most news worthy title for beginning the thread.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Help me pick a tattoo
« on: April 13, 2006, 04:15:10 PM »
The design you have chosen does look unique.  My only advice about getting a tattoo (I have two that I got a couple of years ago while in college-won't be getting anymore) is to get them in places that can be concealed if the setting calls for it,  i luckily did think about this when I got mine.  I know people who went and got tattoos on their necks- I personally think that is crazy.

Also get something YOU want- which you obviously are doing- and that you won't mind seeing for the rest of your life (barring the fact you get it removed which leaves a scar).  That way when you look at it years later you won't be wondering "what in the world was I thinking". 

Also make sure that you see the tattoo artist's work (on an actual person) before you start letting them write on you.  I have seen people come back with some horrible body art that they had to go to a real professional to get doctored on.

Good Luck

Incoming 1Ls / People going to Mercer fall 2006
« on: April 11, 2006, 03:16:11 PM »
Has anyone decided on going to Mercer University for fall 2006?

General Off-Topic Board / Re: No DNA Match for Duke LAX Players
« on: April 11, 2006, 08:35:59 AM »
I'm just saying, most confessions will come from poor/stupid people.  Rich people know not to talk to detectives, even if they are innocent (which seems to be the case with Duke LAX).  If it had been a rich, preppy groups of black athletes, they probably would have acted the same way as the rich, preppy Duke athletes.  However, you don't see that many rich, preppy all-black sports teams. 

Speaking from experience, because I deal with criminal law on a daily basis at a bail bonding company. And the individuals that we bond out of jail get great attorneys without having to be preppy or rich (shocking, i know  :o). Actually a couple months ago there was a well know black athlete accused of raping a white girl (consensual but she was underage, she was charged with something also).  He was represented by one of the top lawyers in the area. 

Many times athelets are treated like royalty-especially if they are the "star" of the team which was this guy's story.  And people want to help them get off, whether it be for the right reasons or not.

I saw this posted in another thread:,2933,191232,00.html

my question is why does the first sentence have to read basically Lacrosse team vs. Stripper.  You don't even know that the woman is a college student until later on in the article. 

General Off-Topic Board / Re: No DNA Match for Duke LAX Players
« on: April 11, 2006, 08:15:44 AM »
I think everyone knew these players behaved badly, whether or not they actually raped the stripper.  I'm not sure you should blame them for being "uncooperative" though.  These were smart kids--they knew not to talk to police and instead just say, "lawyer."  Good for them.  I've heard commentators say how this situation would have been totally different if it had been a black team raping a white girl, and they're right--do you think a bunch of poor black kids would have hired lawyers?  They probably would have ended up in a police station spilling their guts to detectives.   

Why assume that being black= being poor or not educated enough to now how to handle such situations?

General Off-Topic Board / Re: I have hate for these things.
« on: April 11, 2006, 08:09:49 AM »
Going over my cell phone minutes
35 mph speeds- and the people in front of me who won't go over 34 mph in them.
Men who don't even know me and insist on callin me: baby, sugar, shorty, or sweetie.
Men who blow their car horn at me while I am walking outside.
gold teeth
The fact that naps after lunch stopped being a definate part of my day after kindergarten.
People who have lived in the same town all of their lives and think that there is something wrong with every place else.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: No DNA Match for Duke LAX Players
« on: April 11, 2006, 07:25:18 AM »
I haven't been following this case wholeheartedly because the process will probably get me fired up.  But I did read the article that was attched the first lines of it reads:

DURHAM, N.C.  DNA testing failed to connect any members of the Duke University lacrosse team to the alleged rape of a stripper, attorneys for the athletes said Monday.

Duke University lacrosse team vs. a stripper.  They couldn't put North Carolina Central Student?  While I know it would be naive of me to think that the fact that she is a stripper won't be a focal point to the case- should it be? 

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