Daily Archives: February 17, 2015
Bad taste in my mouth
An Indian woman in the eastern state of Orissa married a man she accused of raping her, saying it was her “own decision to marry him.”
The woman’s father said the family had no choice but to accept the union, the BBC reported Monday, highlighting the victim-shaming that often accompanies sexual assault cases in India. “Her whole life would have been ruined,” he said. “And we would have had to put up with the embarrassment forever.”
The wedding took place in the Jharpada jail where the accused, now released on bail, was held for a year following his arrest. The father told the BBC that the family was also considering withdrawing their complaint against the man.
“I am optimistic that we will have a smooth life,” the woman told the Times of India during the wedding ceremony late last month.
Could eat this forever!
A devoted husband took romance to an ethereal level on Valentine’s Day by sending his wife a bouquet of flowers from beyond the grave.
Jim Golay, from Casper, Wyo., was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor almost exactly one year ago. He wanted to make Valentine’s Day special for his wife but he knew he wasn’t going to be around for much longer, reports KCWY13.
So before he died, Golay hatched a plan with the local florists to send Shelley Golay a bouquet of flowers each Valentine’s Day for the rest of her life, just to remind her how much he loved her.
“He’s such an amazing man and he just can love beyond boundaries,” Shelley Golay said. “There is no boundaries with him, even in death. He’s just amazing.”
The flowers arrived two days before Valentine’s Day. When Shelley saw they were from her deceased husband, she phoned the…
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I love books! For every meal and treat! –especially dessert!
Princeton University declared Monday that it received a donation of books and manuscripts worth approximately $300 million, amounting to the most generous gift in its history.
Class of 1936 alumnus William Scheide died last year at age 100, bequeathing a 2,500-volume rare book and manuscript collection to the Ivy League university. The haul includes historic treasures like the six earliest prints of the Bible and the original printing of the Declaration of Independence. He also gifted the 1746-founded seat of learning with Beethoven’s music sketchbook, signed by the composer himself.
It is “one of the greatest collections of rare books and manuscripts in the world today,” said Princeton President Christopher Eisgruber in a statement. “I cannot imagine a more marvelous collection to serve as the heart of our library.”
The collection will be fully digitized to increase its accessibility to the public, which can view it upon request. It will…
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