At first they were only given money if they could prove the bombs made them sick. Plenty of others had illnesses but there was no way of knowing if it came from the radiation. Most have died but the Maralinga survivors have been fighting for compensation.
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When Smith backtracks, mentioning that he’s not a journalist, Carr’s response is a withering: “Obviously.”But beneath the sniping lies a few key questions: What’s the value of journalism in the age of Google News? Is there a nobility to newsprint or is it just nostalgia for a medium past its prime? Page One has its share of talking heads, who pontificate away. New media gurus like Clay Shirky and Jeff Jarvis survey the issue, while the emergence of Wikileaks muddies the waters.In the end, Page One’s all too brief glimpse of real reporting makes the best case for The Gray Lady. One feels a voyeuristic thrill hovering over Carr’s shoulder as he works his sources, his telephone headset dangling around his scrawny neck like some talisman.
Wilson was not there, but after watching other prospects try out Satchel was sure he could measure up. A master of the first impression, he whistled in a few fast ones that “popped against the catcher’s glove like they was firecrackers.” Then he challenged the Tigers’ skipper to pick up a bat, blowing ten pitches by him. “Do you throw that fast consistently?” the manager asked.
But it’s going to be a rare person who can compete with his other passion. “You know, you hear people talk about soul mates? That one person that you see, and that’s it for you? Well, Toms is the business equivalent of a soul mate for me. It combines all the things I love to do most travel, hands on helping and creative entrepreneurism.
Federer was too old, Nadal was too beat up and Djokovic was on some sort of vision quest and lost his way. They all come back with a new fire. Predicting the ebbs and flows of their careers is impossible. I did pray and had a desire to read the Bible every day (most likely induced by the promise that this book had all the answers I would ever need). And most days I did, especially in college. I just hadn’t read the Bible from cover to cover.