Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

REDIRECT ALERT! (Scroll down past this mess if you're trying to read an archived post. Thanks. No, really, thanks.)

Due to my inability to control my temper and complacently accept continued silliness with not-quite-as-reliable-as-it-ought-to-be Blogger/Blogspot, your beloved Possumblog will now waddle across the Information Dirt Road and park its prehensile tail at http://possumblog.mu.nu.

This site will remain in place as a backup in case Munuvia gets hit by a bus or something, but I don't think they have as much trouble with this as some places do. ::cough::blogspot::cough:: So click here and adjust your links. I apologize for the inconvenience, but it's one of those things.

Thursday, September 11, 2003

Former Red Visits Orange and Blue!

Former Soviet president to speak at Auburn Oct. 6

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- Mikhail Gorbachev, the former Soviet president who won the 1990 Nobel Prize for seeking reforms in the secretive communist government, will speak at Auburn University on Oct. 6.

The University Programs Council announced that Gorbachev will speak at 7 p.m. in Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum. Ticket prices are $8 for students, $12 for faculty and $15 for general admission.

Gorbachev, with an interpreter, is to speak about an hour on international leadership and will take questions afterward. Program officials said the speech is part of a nationwide tour and that Auburn is one of only two colleges Gorbachev will visit.

Gorbachev pursued more openness in the Soviet government, an initiative known as glasnost, and is credited with helping bring an end to the Cold War.
Seems like I remember that there was also some tiny bit of involvement from some reckless Yankee imperialist cowboy in bringing the Cold War to an end.

Anyway, good to see Mr. Gorbachev coming to the Plains--and I can almost guarantee you he'll open up his remarks with a hearty "War Eagle!" I just hope he covers up that big red mark on his head. Wouldn't want him to be accused of being a spy for the Tide.

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