By D. W. St. John
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Both you and I know we’re moving towards non-graded portfolios. ” He leaned close, pointing at Solange with the stem of his pipe. “You understand this is between you and me. The board wants him out, and although I feel for him, I’m afraid I agree. Dai’s got tenure and twenty years seniority, but I’ve spoken with Hersch at OEA, and he assures me that if we have proper documentation—and we do—they won’t go to bat for him. He’s been a thorn in their side too. We’re in good shape as far as the contract goes.
He would be one. He waved an arm in her direction, and they raced for the door. The last gone, she took a long breath, hardening herself for what she would see, and went in. O’Connel glanced up, pressing back his glasses with a single finger. Unperturbed, he looked at his watch, reaching wide in a long, lazy stretch, and smiled his usual easy, crooked smile. “Good morning, Ms. Gonsalvas. ” • • • She didn’t get it. He’d known she was coming and didn’t seem to mind. It didn’t make sense. She’d only known herself since late Friday.
It was the wrong house. ” Chelsea frowned. “What’s a B-A-T-F? ” Chelsea gave him a saccharine smile. “Well, thank you so much, Paul. ” O’Connel clenched his jaw to keep from smiling. “Six— A college student at a town meeting asks President Clinton why he reneged on his promised middle class tax cut. ” Chelsea said. ” said Moses. ” “The charge is creating a disturbance in the presence of the President, and being where he shouldn’t have been. The Secret Service later told him he wouldn’t have been arrested but for the President’s insistence.