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Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme, one of Charles Manson's most loyal followers, is to be released on parole on Aug. 16th after serving 34 years in prison for the attempted assassination of President Ford. Perhaps it was her baby face, or her quirky nickname, but for some reason I always had a soft spot for Squeaky.  She was not implicated in the Tate/LaBianca murders, but she did live at Spahn Ranch, carved a swastika on her forehead, and was involved ... Read More
Parents everywhere can't agree how they feel about a new breastfeeding babydoll.  Bebe Gloton, developed by a Spanish toy company to promote breastfeeding, is a life-like toy that comes with a halter top with daises-for-nipples.  When the doll's mouth is put near the daisies, it makes sucking noises; if you take it away, it cries for more milk until you burp it. So, what's the big deal?  It's ''cute'' when little girls feed their dolls ... Read More
If you needed further proof that, by God, Bill Clinton's charisma gets the job done, look no further than this afternoon's exciting news that the American journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling have been pardoned and are hopefully soon to be released from their detainment in North Korea,  based on negotiations between Clinton and Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea.     I'm delighted that the journalists will be released, of course, and that ... Read More
After a New Jersey librarian campaigned for Ben and Jerry's to have a literary-themed ice cream flavor, LivingSocial's Visual Bookshelf joined in the fun by asking users on their Facebook page for their own suggestions. The suggestions that people have come up with so far are hilarious, but like the literary canon itself, very male-centric. That's why here at BUST, we decided to take the challenge one step further: to come up with ice-cream flavors inspired by ... Read More

Women Working Together

BY Web Intern in General

  When I heard that a women's only homeless shelter in the UK was being shut down because it didn't also serve men, I was furious. Having gotten to know the women who frequent Rosie's Place , a women's shelter in Boston, on a personal level, I can tell you that the existence of women-only shelters is crucial to the process of rehabilitation. The sad truth is that men are usually at the root of the women's poverty. They were abused or abandoned, and when they ... Read More
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