a blend of libraries and scouseness, with other stuff thrown in

Saturday, September 28, 2002
  file under :: football
Prime minister Tony Blair congratulates Everton on being the first club to achieve 100 years in top flight football.
“I am delighted to send this letter of congratulations on Everton Football Club’s achievement of 100 years in the top flight of English football.
“From its beginning as a church team, to being a founder member of the Football League in 1888 and being a founder member of the Premier League in 1992, Everton FC have been at the forefront of English football.
“With removal in the near future from Goodison Park to the new stadium at the King’s Waterfront, I fully expect Everton FC to still be a powerful force in the football community in 100 years time.”

courtesy of news item, full story in today's fulham programme, where he is described as following the Queen's lead!

Thursday, September 26, 2002
  file under :: radio
it's official, it IS possible to survive as a scouser outside of liverpool, as you can now get (after several years of moaning) Radio City on the Net!

On a related note, the station keeping me relatively sane has announced that CT (Chris Tarrant) will remain at the Capital with the breakfast show for another year.
Tuesday, September 24, 2002
  file under :: bizarre
Watchdog (consumer programme) reported interesting fillings in punch bags which include nappies (not soiled, thank goodness!!)
Saturday, September 21, 2002
  file under :: stupid commentators
Athletics :: Madrid IAAF World Cup tonight, Mens 4x400m relay:
It's between the Americans and the United States; they have the best two teams

nuff said.
Wednesday, September 18, 2002
  file under :: liverpool commemorates with new york
see also :: damn I missed it
One of the problems of being "down south" is that I miss out when stuff like this happens. The Liverpool branch of Habitat for Humanity, in a matter of weeks, organised a commemorative service at the Pier Head, culminating with twin beams shining miiles into the stratosphere echoing New York's own tribute. The BBC has story/pictures and the background to the event is described by HfH's Tom Price.

Anyone know of other pictures of the event?
  file under :: it's not going to happen
Deputy PM Prescott has rejected a £200M plan to develop Chavasse Park (near Albert Dock and overlooked by Paradise St Bus Station and Police HQ) by the Walton Group, which had been opposed by Liverpool City Council.
Although there is both a clear quantitative and a qualitative need for a major shopping and leisure development in Liverpool City Centre … the proposed site is not sequentially preferable and the design and architectural style of the proposal would be significantly harmful.
From the Architects Journal, via LADT access the story
email: password libscouse
Monday, September 16, 2002
  file under :: alphabet soup

e is for e which at number ten gooles the Nobel e-Museum, a full-featured site about the Prizes, Winners, and their articles.
  file under :: weirdo in liverpool

BBC report that Will Self heads for ivory tower block.
The outspoken author is to move into a flat on the 20th floor of a flat in Liverpool which is destined to be demolished. Once ensconced he will begin working on a short story, using a 60s-style typewriter as a nod to when the tower block was in its heyday. The public will be able to visit the flat to watch Self bashing out his prose.

Saturday, September 14, 2002
  file under :: alphabet soup

d is for difference :: goole number eight again give us the Difference Dictionary, describing itself as:
Dr. Gunn's Organic History Supplement for The Difference Engine, a novel by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling.

Of course, Babbage had something to do with it, too, perhaps.