Mark Baard

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  • 12 years ago

    The police plan for protesters at the Democratic National Convention, which starts today in Boston, is to pen them into a 28,000-square-foot corral beneath two elevated subway tracks, surrounded on all sides by two rows of concrete Jersey barriers...

  • 12 years ago

    Environmentalists this week are giving us an excuse to spend less on our Valentines. Dozens of activists in New York, Washington, D.C., and Boston will hand out copies of a Valentine's Day card depicting a bouquet of roses, and warning shoppers of...

  • 12 years ago

    The day after George W. Bush's 2003 State of the Union address, the president of the National Mining Association, Jack Gerard, wrote him a letter applauding Bush's plan for a pollution-free future powered by fuel cells, the battery-like devices th...

  • 12 years ago

    Crystal Evans blends in well at the cafés she frequents in Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts. With her peaches and cream complexion, purple hair, and retro eyeglass frames, the 22-year-old from New Hampshire convincingly plays the part of...

  • 13 years ago

    On a sunny Saturday morning 30 years from now, you may decide to take your family for a ride to the country. You'll still be driving a car, and you may still get stuck in traffic. But that's OK, because the only thing you'll be breathing in is wat...

  • 13 years ago

    Buying an African American for labor is illegal, but now whites can rent one for their next business social or rooftop garden party. Or at least that's the promise of, a satirical Web site started early this month by damali ayo, a...


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