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Augusten Burroughs on addiction, writing, his family and his new book

Posted on September 15th, 2017

Friday, October 12, 2007

I had an unofficial phone call from Gay Talese last Tuesday. He had just flown back from Colombia and he was cranky. “I’m happy to do an interview with you,” he said, “but what the hell could you ask me that’s not already out there? Have you even bothered to look?!”

“Jeez, Mr. Talese, lots of things,” was my response. I lied. The truth is that when I call people to interview them, I do not have a set of preconceived questions. My agenda is to talk to them and gain a sense of who they are; to flesh them out as humans. To find out what they think about the world around them at that moment. With Gay Talese I had little interest in talking about Frank Sinatra Has a Cold and with Augusten Burroughs I had little interest in discussing Running with Scissors. I want to know what they think about things outside of the boxes people have placed them in.

With a memoirist like Burroughs, even this is a challenge. What parts of his life he has not written about himself, other interviewers have strip-mined. When we met for dinner at Lavagna in the East Village, I explained to Augusten this issue. I suggested we make the interview more of a conversation to see if that would be more interesting. “Instead of you in the catbird seat,” I said, “let’s just talk.”

We struck an instant rapport. What set out to be an hour and half interview over dinner had turned into four hours of discussion about our lives similarly lived. I removed half of the interview: the half that focused on me.

Below is Wikinews reporter David Shankbone’s conversation with writer Augusten Burroughs.


  • 1 On addiction and getting sober
  • 2 On the Turcottes and his mother
  • 3 On his work
  • 4 On the response to his work from addicts
  • 5 On belief in a higher power
  • 6 On the gay community
  • 7 On his new book, A Wolf at the Table, a memoir about his father
  • 8 On women’s breasts and tattoos
  • 9 On losing his hair
  • 10 Sources

News briefs:January 11, 2008

Posted on September 15th, 2017


  • 1 Wikinews News Brief 01-11-2008 01:20 UTC
  • 2 Introduction
  • 3 Events of worldwide notability, military action, disasters etc.
    • 3.1 At least 24 killed in suicide bombing in Pakistan
    • 3.2 Alabama father throws children in river
    • 3.3 British troops may have received contaminated blood from American donors
    • 3.4 George Bush arrives in Middle East
    • 3.5 Pentagon releases video of incident involving Iranian ships in Persian Gulf
    • 3.6 China has plan to obtain North Korea’s nuclear weapons
    • 3.7 Hezbollah network Al-Manar available to wider international audience
  • 4 Non-disastrous local events with notable impact and dead celebrities
    • 4.1 Moderate earthquake strikes off the Oregon coast, US
    • 4.2 Hollywood “Mayor” Johnny Grant dead at 84
    • 4.3 China bans free plastic bags
    • 4.4 John McCain and Hillary Clinton win New Hampshire primaries
    • 4.5 Canupa Gluha Mani speaks about Lakota Oyate, Lakota freedom
  • 5 Business, commerce and academia
    • 5.1 Singapore Airlines bid for China Eastern Airlines unsuccessful
    • 5.2 Apple to lower UK iTunes prices
  • 6 Arts and culture
    • 6.1 Global premiere of Lordi horror movie Dark Floors next month in Oulu, Finland
  • 7 Frivolities and trivia
    • 7.1 Fourteen days left to send National Geographic your shoe for world record
    • 7.2 Dr. Phil’s consultation meant to be private: Spears family
  • 8 Footer


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Posted on September 14th, 2017

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Pennsylvania couple murdered; daughter abducted

Posted on September 14th, 2017

Monday, November 14, 2005

Michael and Cathryn Borden, a couple, both 50 years old, were found shot to death in Lititz, Pennsylvania shortly after 8 AM EST (1300 UTC). Their 9 year old son, David, had fled to a neighbor’s house and called emergency assistance (911). The couple’s younger daughter, Kara Beth Borden, age 14, was reported missing. Her older sister was found in the home unharmed.

Police believe that the abductor was 18-year-old David G. Ludwig. Neighbor Stephanie Mannon said Ludwig had been secretly dating Kara, without the approval of Kara’s parents. “It wasn’t because he was a shady character,” stated Mannon, “because he wasn’t.”

An Amber alert was issued for Borden, with her description stated as: white female, age 14, 5’1″, 100 pounds, brown hair with blonde highlights. She was last seen wearing a black sweat shirt with “Pillar” across the front, blue jeans and black sneakers.

2007 Taipei IT Month: Gaming industry battle from high-definition AV market to recreation and sports

Posted on September 14th, 2017

Thursday, December 6, 2007

As the 2007 Taipei IT Month went to the 6th day yesterday, different & multiple marketing battles took place in it. In fact, not only laptop and desktop computers, but also the gaming industry. They battled from high-definition AV-medias to applications on recreation and sports not only in Taiwan but evidently in Japan while some new gaming platforms launched recently.


  • 1 High-definition market prepares for newly-launched games and platforms
  • 2 Not only for entertainment, but also for recreation and sports
  • 3 Summary
  • 4 Highlights
  • 5 Sources


Posted on September 14th, 2017

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Steel And Metal Targets For Shooting Practice}

Posted on September 13th, 2017

Steel and Metal Targets for shooting practice


Divit Faiyaz

Even today’s hobbyist finds these almost permanent steel silhouette targets for practice and implements a good widget in the shooting galleries. Steel and other metal targets have consequently undergone great transformation in conditions of their effectiveness, safety, and simple usage. A number of styles, sizes, and freedom have emerged in the market for the shooting aficionado.

Steel targets are actually the contemporary and more focused versions of the good old tin can, beverage or bourbon containers (cowboys and Indians), hats, solid wood focuses on, and even on the lighter take note of “apples”! Clever designs like duelling trees and shrubs, spinning goals, resetting targets among others can help the shooter to learn the methods of the trade in a more effective manner than early. The countless types of steel and metal targets available at the reputable stores allow several manoeuvres to be achieved and each design supplies the learner a particular expertise that could stand them in good steed in the foreseeable future. I would basically classify these practice targets in two categories – one in the professional security area and the other in the world of entertainment and sports!

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Safeness and Effectiveness of the Steel and Metal targets

Buying durable steel target stands is quite sensible as they ensure the simplest way to learn and practice the skill of target shooting. That is true in the military also they are the maximum users of steel and metal targets. One can set up permanent shooting galleries (both internal as well as outside) offering many practice lanes to master one’s targeting acumen in virtually any form of shooting sport or profession. The metal or steel used in these target widgets are specially tested and formulated for providing the most durable mobile or even fixed targets. Security aspects are carefully thought to avoid bullet spatter and appropriate consumption instructions and distance boundaries outlined to ensure a major accident free shooting practice.

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Comfort Of Having Modern Sofa}

Posted on September 13th, 2017

Comfort of Having Modern Sofa


Allison Ayson

When dressing up your home, it is important that you have to pick something that will give the whole family and your guest the comfort that they need. And one of the most essential pieces of furniture in your home that you should consider is having modern sofa. Renovation is not the right solution when you are trying to improve the look of your home. When you are having improvement project all you need is to get a sofa that will give you all the comfort that you need and the style that you want for your dwelling, without spending thousands of dollars for the renovation.

Today, there are lots homeowners who are using modern sofa in improving their home. They usually give the home with a new look that will make all the family members comfortable and getting rid of the common and dull look of their home. These sofas are not only intended to install in your living room but also in your bedroom, guest room or your family room. By picking up the right sofa according to the theme of your home and its function, surely it will be a fine addition that everyone will love.

Before picking the right modern sofa, you have to understand first the different qualities of the sofa so that you will be able to get the one that perfectly fit your home improvement project.

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There are lots of modern sofa designs out in the market and for sure you will be able to pick the one that fits your home. But you have to keep in mind that these sofas do not limit itself to modern design. Now manufacturer and designer incorporate vintage and classic furniture designs with the modern ability to provide the needs of modern shoppers.


The function of modern sofa is not only limited for sitting down or for short nap. Modern sofa is functional in nature. It includes the function of other furniture into it to cater the daily needs and lifestyle of most people.

Good examples of these sofas are those sofas that are convertible into a comfortable bed. All you have to do is to do some twisting and pushing and you will have something to use whenever you want to sleep. It is also perfect for those homes that have limited space. It will help you accommodate more guests especially during special occasions.

Another good example is the sectional sofas. These sofas are designed to have multiple sections and can provide extra chairs or you can put them together whenever you need a large sized of modern sofa.

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Colleges offering admission to displaced New Orleans students/OH-WY

Posted on September 13th, 2017
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Due to the damage by Hurricane Katrina and subsequent flooding, a number of colleges and universities in the New Orleans metropolitan area will not be able to hold classes for the fall 2005 semester. It is estimated that 75,000 to 100,000 students have been displaced. [1]. In response, institutions across the United States and Canada are offering late registration for displaced students so that their academic progress is not unduly delayed. Some are offering free or reduced admission to displaced students. At some universities, especially state universities, this offer is limited to residents of the area.


  • 1 Overview
  • 2 Ohio
  • 3 Oklahoma
  • 4 Oregon
  • 5 Pennsylvania
  • 6 Rhode Island
  • 7 South Carolina
  • 8 South Dakota
  • 9 Tennessee
  • 10 Texas
  • 11 Utah
  • 12 Vermont
  • 13 Virginia
  • 14 Washington
  • 15 West Virginia
  • 16 Wisconsin
  • 17 Wyoming