INNOVATIVE, PIONEERING JUDGE TRADES BENCH FOR NEW FRONTIERS ; JUDGE DIANE STRICKLAND BROUGHT DRUG COURT TO ROANOKE VALLEY
KIMBERLY O’BRIEN THE ROANOKE TIMES
27 October 2002
Roanoke Times & World News
Diane McQuade Strickland wanted to be a schoolteacher…
…On October 31, the Roanoke County Circuit Court judge will retire.
The naked truth: Strickland once joked that as the lawyer for the student body at the University of Virginia, she probably represented more streakers than any other attorney in the United States. She suspects she can still claim that. She remembers one client who was caught after riding a unicycle - naked. She got an indecent exposure charge knocked down to disorderly conduct.
Study small details, Gemini
22 October 2002
The Toronto Star
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Licence to drive - Motor Bond - James Bond Special.
By Jeremy Clarkson.
20 October 2002
The Sunday Times
© 2002 Times Newspapers Ltd Not Available for Re-dissemination.
James Bond’s cars are usually just as eye-catching as his women. but sometimes 007’s choice of wheels suggests he’s had a few too many martinis, says Jeremy Clarkson.
James Bond, in the books, has a blower Bentley. A big old truck with the engine from a Spitfire and the wheels from a unicycle. The sort of car where you had to go outside to change gear or blow the horn. This is fine for Mr Toad, all goggles and earflaps. But it’s not so good for the most suave secret agent the world has ever seen. So when he’d found his feet in the films, they gave him an Aston Martin.
Am I on top of things or what? - RL
Philippine Daily Inquirer - Postures of risk and bravura.
By Constantino C. Tejero.
20 October 2002
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Financial Times Information Ltd
In “Improvisations,” the dominant hues are brown and blue. A half-naked man in gray tights on a unicycle has his outstretched arms leaning on a blue wall or sky. Another man in blue long-sleeve shirt and ochre pants, one foot naked and the other in semi-transparent shoe, sits on a reddish-brown chest. A woman in ochre long dress, sitting in an antique chair in a corner, holds up a bow.
A wheelie good paperboy.
18 October 2002
The Lancaster Guardian
© 2002 Johnston Publishing Limited
IT MAY look like something straight out of a circus, but Lancaster Guardian paperboy Matthew Hart is deadly serious about his unicycle.
Matthew, 17, certainly turns heads when he rides past delivering the Guardian on his paper round.
After borrowing the unicycle from a friend this summer, Matthew mastered the art of riding the machine within a month and can even go down steps on it.
He admits, however, it’s difficult to ride with a paperbag because it throws his balance out.
The only thing that really stops him riding is the rainy weather - because his feet slip off the pedals!
“People ask me if I want to join the circus but it is a serious sport to me,” said Matthew.
Unicycles start from about £60 in the shops and he is saving up to buy a special off-road version, which can cost up to £700, so that he can go on the hills and maybe even do the coast-to-coast route.
He hopes to start a club for unicyclists locally and is attending a unicycle convention in the south of England next month.
Matthew’s employer Linda Taylor, of Clapham Village Store, North Yorks, said: “Customers are quite taken aback when Matthew rides into the shop for his bag of papers in the morning, but I explain to them there’s no extra charge for the special delivery.”