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Out of Palermo

Palazzina Cinese

Click on the photo caption to see a 360-degree view of the interior.
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Palermo seen from the roof of the opera house

From La Repubblica online Palermo edition:
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Immigrants drown on way to Sicily


From today's La Repubblica:
A large boat with 90 people aboard flipped off the coast of Libya today. It is feared they all died. Most were Pakistanis. The year is young but has already seen 246 dead, almost all headed to Italy.
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don't be afraid

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saved, they sing



The African immigrants broke into song aboard a rubber dinghy that rescued them from their unsafe craft in the strait of Sicily and brought them to the NGO immigrant rescue ship Open Arms on Jan 29, 2018
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Found in Palermo

Inventor Marcello Lampone, a treasure.
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Favorita racetrack closed due to Mafia

From The Guardian:
Horse racing has been suspended at the Palermo racetrack after Italian police investigating mafia activity discovered illegal gambling and evidence that Cosa Nostra bosses were rigging races.

The order, from the head of the Palermo prefecture, Antonella De Miro, followed the arrests earlier in December of 25 people linked to the clans  Read More 
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My friend Naomi Marcus wrote this great essay

This heartwarming essay appeared Christmas Eve in the SF Chronicle's Sporting Green.

If you had told me, when I was a young woman, that I would be married (happily) to a man who turned to the sports page first, I would have laughed and laughed.

“No way, not I, never! The man I marry  Read More 
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Italian Coast Guard films harrowing rescue. 8 died.

From The Guardian 7 Jan. 2018
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Ever wonder what was under the Pretoria Fountain?

Here ya go!

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