February 20, 2013 |
NEW DELHI -- India's Supreme Court issued a stay of execution Wednesday, delaying for at least six weeks the hanging of four members of a notorious gang, after defense attorneys argued that a nine-year delay in hearing their clemency appeal is inhumane. The decision awaits the verdict from a similar case in which delay arguments are being heard. India's justice system is notoriously slow, and counsel for the gang members maintains that their sentences should be commuted to life imprisonment given their long wait for a hearing.
August 6, 2012 |
As he scooped up cash in Connecticut, President Obama dubbed the tax proposals of his Republican rival an example of "Robin Hood in reverse. " "It's Romney-hood," Obama said Monday night to laughter and whistles of approval at a fundraiser in Stamford, Conn. Obama's play on the prince of thieves was a new dig in an now-familiar theme. Obama has been attacking Mitt Romney's plan to cut income, corporate, estate and other taxes since last week, when an independent policy group concluded that the proposals would either increase the deficit or force lawmakers to increase taxes on the middle class.
February 7, 2012 |
Here's the instruction book for the newest/oldest/oddest sport you'll hear-ye, hear-ye about today: First, you dress like a Buick. Next, you mount a horse. (I know what you're thinking — nothing out of the ordinary so far.) Third, you charge at full gallop toward your opponent, then attempt to bosom him off his horse with an 11-foot lance. You get 10 points if you "de-horse" him (my new favorite verb). Five points if you shatter your lance against the opposing tin man. If you woke up this morning thinking that life no longer excites you, that Wednesday is the same as Thursday, that there's nothing to hold your attention now that football season has expired, meet full metal jousting, a renaissance of the Renaissance.
November 4, 2011 |
Shakespeare meets the Beatles, Robin Hood and Beatrix Potter on a guided 13-day coach tour in summer 2012 of England, Scotland and Wales. The trip begins and ends in London , host of the 2012 Olympic Summer Games, and covers cities and villages as far north as Edinburgh, Scotland, and Durham, England. Visit William Shakespeare's birthplace (Stratford on Avon, England), the Beatles' home turf (Liverpool, England), Beatrix Potter's house (Lake District) and Sherwood Forest (legendary English digs of Robin Hood)
July 25, 2011
Olivia de Havilland rode a horse that later became famous as Roy Rogers' faithful Trigger in what movie? "The Adventures of Robin Hood"
September 19, 2010 |
Robin Hood Universal, $29.98/$34.98; Blu-ray, $39.98 The Robin Hood legend has been told so many times on screen that anyone who wants to give it a go had better have a great idea for how to make it fresh. Unfortunately, director Ridley Scott's "Robin Hood" — starring Russell Crowe as the aristocracy-thwarting archer — heads down the wrong path, aiming for somber historical accuracy. The result is a familiar medieval action adventure that's not so bad on its own merits, but that is so far removed from the swashbuckling spirit of the original tales that it seems pointless.