Growing pains of the great US marijuana legalisation experiment | World news | The Observer

On a dark industrial street on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, shabby cars and the occasional truck disappear down an alley, as though heading to a secret meeting. Their destination, around a heavily rutted corner lined by chain-linked fencing, is a large warehouse that used to be a paintball arena but now boasts row after row of sophisticated drug-making paraphernalia.

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Growing pains of the great US marijuana legalisation experiment | World news | The Observer

On a dark industrial street on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, shabby cars and the occasional truck disappear down an alley, as though heading to a secret meeting. Their destination, around a heavily rutted corner lined by chain-linked fencing, is a large warehouse that used to be a paintball arena but now boasts row after row of sophisticated drug-making paraphernalia.

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Activists want NYPD officer charged after Eric Garner death is ruled a homicide |

Activists want NYPD officer charged after Eric Garner death is ruled a homicide | World news | NewsWire
Doug Phaneuf hands out information to passersby about a rally for Eric Garner on Friday in Staten Island, New York. Photograph: Julie Jacobson/AP

Activists renewed their call on Saturday for criminal charges to be brought against an NYPD officer, a day after New York City’s chief medical examiner’s report said a Staten Island man died as a result of being held in an illegal chokehold. The report ruled the 17 July death of Eric Garner a homicide.

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Activists want NYPD officer charged after Eric Garner death is ruled a homicide |

Activists want NYPD officer charged after Eric Garner death is ruled a homicide | World news | NewsWire
Doug Phaneuf hands out information to passersby about a rally for Eric Garner on Friday in Staten Island, New York. Photograph: Julie Jacobson/AP

Activists renewed their call on Saturday for criminal charges to be brought against an NYPD officer, a day after New York City’s chief medical examiner’s report said a Staten Island man died as a result of being held in an illegal chokehold. The report ruled the 17 July death of Eric Garner a homicide.

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Stereo Realists: Donald Healey, George Mason and How the 3D Craze Led to the Nash-Healey

Stereo Realists: Donald Healey, George Mason and How the 3D Craze Led to the Nash-Healey

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Carroll Shelby wasn’t the first person who thought of putting a powerful American engine in a British sports car. Sydney Allard did it more than a decade before Shelby made his first Ford powered A.C.E. and called it a Cobra. As a matter of fact, Shelby raced an Allard J2 in the early 1950s. So did Zora Arkus Duntov, whose ARDUN heads were equipped on the flathead Ford V8s that Allard fitted to UK domestic market J2s. Allard’s American customers generally preferred to buy cars without engines so their could fit their choice of high compression OHV V8s that were proliferating in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The most popular engine was the 331 cubic inch Cadillac V8, introduced in 1949. Actually Allard wasn’t the only British manufacturer with the idea of using American muscle in his performance cars. Donald Healey also wanted to use Cadillac engines in his sports cars and traveled to Detroit to buy them. A chance encounter while shipboard with a large man taking stereo photographs, though, changed those plans.

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