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Roberto Henry Ebelt

23.09.2011

SAD NEWS (notícia triste).

Assim como em português existem palavras que terminam em S e não estão no plural (exemplo: lápis, pus, ônibus, com-quíbus, deus, campus, atecos, gás, português, francês, inglês, japonês, chinês, calcês, gaulês, maltes, garcês, cós, etc.) isso também ocorre em inglês. A palavra NEWS (notícia, novidade) termina em S, mas não está no plural. Portanto, SAD NEWS deve ser tratado com palavras no singular.

Example: The sad news is that President Roussef, instead of reducing the percentage (alíquota) of IPI of cars made in Brazil, as a despicable, close-fisted Brazilian politician, decided to do the opposite, namely, to increase the IPI percentage of foreign-made cars. That will, undoubtedly bring the quality of vehicles made in Brazil to the standards effective in the eighties of the twentieth century. Bad decision. She should be ashamed of following the advices of that Italian minister of hers.

Any ways the bad news today is related to Mickey Rooney:

Rooney sues stepson over 'abuse'
Mickey Rooney

Mr. Rooney received an honorary Oscar in 1983 "in recognition of his 50 years of versatility"
Veteran US actor Mickey Rooney is suing his stepson, Christopher Aber, saying (that) he tricked him out of millions of dollars and bullied him into working.

Mr. Aber spent the 90-year-old's money "as if it were his own" and "kept him in poverty", Mr. Rooney has alleged in court papers filed in Los Angeles.
In March, Mr. Rooney handed over complete control of his finances to his lawyer Michael Augustine.

Speaking to AP, Mr. Aber accused Rooney's lawyers of driving the case.

"This lawsuit is not from Mickey Rooney - it's from his conservators who are stealing from him," said Mr. Aber, the son of Mr. Rooney's eighth wife, Jan Chamberlin, who married the star in 1978.
Mr. Aber, his wife Christina and others are accused of crimes including breach of trust, abuse and fraud - over the course of a decade.

It is alleged that Mr. Rooney was tricked into believing he was on the brink of poverty and was told he would lose his house and medical benefits if he did not continue working.

Chris consistently paid himself a generous salary from Mickey's earnings, took advances on his salary and spent Mickey's money as if it were his own”

End Quote Court documents

Mr. Aber is accused of re-routing Mr. Rooney's mail and taking control of his income, including royalty cheques of about $12,000 (£7,600) a month.
He also stands accused of using his stepfather’s money to buy a Porsche, two Mercedes Benz cars and a $100,000 (£63,000) racing car, as well as applying for - and using - credit cards in Mr. Rooney's name.

"While Chris instilled fear in Mickey and kept him in poverty, Chris took advantage of his unfettered access to Mickey's income," the documents say.

"Chris consistently paid himself a generous salary from Mickey's earnings, took advances on his salary and spent Mickey's money as if it were his own."

Earlier this year, Mr. Rooney was granted a temporary restraining order against his stepson, after accusing him of bullying and intimidation.

Mr. Rooney, the star of films including National Velvet, Summer Holiday and The Black Stallion, rose to fame as a child in the 1930s and 1940s.

He recently completed filming of The Muppets movie, due out early next year.

As we say in Portuguese, with a son like Mickey’s stepson, who needs enemies? Have an excellent weekend and do not forget the Fifth Commandment:


HONOUR THY FATHER AND THY MOTHER: THAT THY DAYS MAY BE LONG UPON THE LAND WHICH THE LORD THY GOD GIVETH THEE.


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Roberto Henry Ebelt é professor, escritor, escreveu uma coluna semanal para o Jornal do Comércio de Porto Alegre entre 2001 e 2013, e é diretor do curso HENRY'S BUSINESS ENGLISH desde 1971.

Seu mais recente livro, O QUE VOCÊ DEVE SABER ANTES DE ESTUDAR INGLÊS, pode ser encontrado nas livrarias Disal, Cultura e SBS ou à rua Hoffmann, 728 em Porto Alegre.

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