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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Obama's veil of secrecy is pierced
Topic - Alan Gordon
Alan Gordon scored in the fourth minute of second-half injury time, giving the San Jose Earthquakes a 1-1 tie against Mexico's Toluca on Tuesday night in the first leg of their quarterfinal matchup in the CONCACAF Champions League.
Jozy Altidore was dropped Monday from the U.S. roster for a pair of critical World Cup qualifiers after disappointing U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann in games and practice over the last year.
A bitter contract dispute has led to a lockout of musicians at the New York City Opera, a possible "death knell" for a company that has nurtured singers such as Renee Fleming, Placido Domingo and Beverly Sills.
A bitter contract dispute has led to a lockout of musicians at the New York City Opera, a possible "death knell" for a company that's nurtured such singers as Renee Fleming, Placido Domingo and Beverly Sills.
The union representing New York City Opera's chorus assumes it will be locked out by the troubled company if a labor agreement isn't reached by the scheduled start of rehearsals on Monday.
New York City Opera declared an impasse Thursday in contract negotiations with unions for its singers and musicians, threatening to present its abbreviated season without them and unilaterally imposing new work rules.
The board of the financially troubled New York City Opera voted Friday to move out of its home at Lincoln Center, cut staff across the board and scale back its performance schedule as it fights for its survival.
The New York City Opera, a pillar of American culture that for decades has built daring new productions along with the careers of stars like Placido Domingo, Renee Fleming and Beverly Sills, is fighting for its life.
"It was a good ball, a good ball," Gordon said. "I was able to get free and try to put the ball on target. It was a bit high and hopefully the next time it goes in."
"This is a good day for our singers, dancers and production staff," said Alan Gordon, national executive director for the American Guild of Musical Artists that represents the chorus, stage directors and principal singers.