Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Nov 22 06:55:06 UTC 2010

On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 9:00 AM, Charles C Doyle <cdoyle at uga.edu> wrote:
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> Poster: Â  Â  Â  Charles C Doyle <cdoyle at UGA.EDU>
> Subject: Â  Â  Â HDAS on TV
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> Last night I was watching a rerun of "NCIS" on the USA network. Â The regular character who is a young Israeli woman notable for fracturing English idioms was shown (very briefly) studying a tome that was clearly recognizable as HDAS. Â Obviously, it's a must-read for all successful murder-solvers and spy-catchers.
> --Charlie
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Good eye, Charlie! :-)

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come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
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trying to be permanently right. We can take seriously the proposition
that we could be in error, without necessarily deeming ourselves
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