THE LEFT LANE
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"Trey and I simply love the sounds of our own voices too much to let this happen. We also believe in a little thang called the First Amendment. After you hear it, you may wonder, 'What was the big deal about, anyway?' Good question. And one better directed at Warner Brothers." Stone also invites people to enjoy his and Parker's "first-ever sober audio commentary."
Jack the Ripper's DNA could match that of respected British artist Walter Sickert, according to a new book from American crime novelist Patricia Cornwell. In "Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper Case Closed," excerpted in the December issue of Vanity Fair, Cornwell describes how she and a team of investigators came to their conclusion after analyzing DNA samples from 55 letters, envelopes and stamps sent by Jack the Ripper; Sickert, as well as his wife and his mentor, and Ripper suspect Montague John Druitt.
While the DNA tests rule out 99 percent of the population as suspects, Cornwell warns that, at best, the results are a "cautious indicator," because the tests compare the Ripper's DNA with what is likely blood or saliva from Sickert. Sickert was cremated, and no definitive evidence of his DNA exists.
With a little education, children as young as 3 can grasp the importance of getting rid of germs and adopt proper hand-washing techniques. Children in Head Start Centers in four cities nationwide participated in the hand-washing study, conducted by an independent research firm and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and sponsored by Softsoap.