Date: Thu, 13 Jul 1995 10:37:15 -0400 From: Wayne Glowka Subject: Re: oj trial >My wife, the OJ addict, was compelling me to watch reruns of the trial >last night instead of the ball game; she woke me up twice so that I could >hear Johnnie Cochran object to the prosecution lawyer, Christopher Dornan >(also African American; I think that's his name), asking the witness >whether any of the voices he heard at the murder scene sounded like a >Black person. Cochran thought that the question was improper because it >raised the issue of race. Dornan argued strenuously against. The judge >got mad at both of them. But I'm a bad witness, having just been awakened >from my OJ-induced stupor to watch. > >Regards, Bill I try not to pay attention either, but this morning on CBS one of the expert analysts argued that the question was legitimate. We all have accents that tell things about us, etc. The fireworks were good enough in the courtroom so that the scene will be rerun all day long. It sure was all night and all morning long. (A student hanging over my shoulder tells me that the prosecutor's name is Darden.) Now off to medieval lit, glad to know that English is not the official language, Wayne Glowka Professor of English Director of Research and Graduate Student Services Georgia College Milledgeville, GA 31061 912-453-4222 wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]