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  • A coach's commitment, a player's promise (heartwarming story)

    01/29/2013 4:03:44 PM PST · by llevrok · 3 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 1/29/2013 | Jayson Jenks
    Derek Brown quietly walked into Auburn Riverside's gym last summer preceded by a swirl of hype. Friends and basketball players who knew Derek had slipped first-year Riverside coach Jason Brown reports on the high school team's new transfer. He attacks the basket like a madman. He can shoot. He's going to take somebody's spot. "Of course," Jason says now, "you always have to take that with a grain of salt." Jason had yet to see the mysterious transfer who spent much of the previous year on Beamer's bench. All he knew was hearsay: Derek could play and his mom died...
  • Cruz to Rahm: Donít mess with Texas

    01/29/2013 3:58:01 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 54 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 29, 2013 | CJ Ciaramella
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) has a message for firearms manufacturers and banks under attack from Chicago Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Texas welcomes you. Cruz pilloried Emanuelís gun-control efforts and invited executives to consider the warmer, friendlier climes of the Lone Star State in a Tuesday letter to the CEOs of Bank of America, TD Bank, Sturm & Ruger, and Smith & Wesson.
  • Layoffs at Kapolei Golf Club - Whatever will King Obama do?

    01/29/2013 3:54:21 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 12 replies
    khon ^ | 1/28/2013
    The Kapolei Golf Club laid off 14 out of 110 employed at the course recently. The employees were from various departments. "After careful consideration and full review of operations, we had to make the difficult decision of reducing our staff at Kapolei Golf Club," said Micah Kane, chief operating officer of Pacific Links Hawaii, in a statement. "This shift enables Pacific Links Hawai'i to operate at optimal efficiency and better provide the high quality of service that our customers have come to expect and solidify the future of our remaining employees. We do not anticipate any further staff cuts." Other...
  • First lawsuit filed in N.Y.S. against new gun laws.

    01/29/2013 3:47:01 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 20 replies
    NYSRPA ^ | 01/29/2013 | NYSRPA
    http://www.nysrpa.org/files/SAFENoticeOfClaim.pdf Here is is - filed today.
  • Scouts Consider Breaking Camp with Tradition

    01/29/2013 3:46:14 PM PST · by fwdude · 45 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | January 29, 2013 | Family Research Council
    January 29, 2013 - Tuesday For 103 years, the mission of the Boy Scouts has been "to prepare young people to make ethical choices." Unfortunately, the organization's leadership seems less inclined to make those same choices themselves, as rumors swirl that the Board is on the verge of reversing its longtime policy on homosexuality. To most parents, the news that the Scouts were even considering a change is a shock. After all, it was just seven months ago that the same spokesman told reporters that, after a two-year review, a special committee had unanimously recommended keeping the ban. "The vast...
  • Chuck Hagelís colleague: So many Jews, so much disloyalty

    01/29/2013 3:40:35 PM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 28, 2013 | Jennifer Rubin
    As I have noted a couple times, Chuck Hagel has served as chairman for the Atlantic Council. His vice chairman is Chas Freeman. In a speech in Moscow on December, Freeman took to decrying the ďfifth columnĒ of disinformation agents in the United States who act on Israelís behalf. Aside from the fact that Jews in particular have been branded for hundreds and hundreds of years as disloyal to their countries, the speech is a shocking diatribe that builds on the notion that behind any pro-Israel journalism is a ďfifth columnĒ of Jews. A reader asks whether Freeman was actually...
  • Fantasy racing.

    01/29/2013 3:39:35 PM PST · by 4kids dad · 22 replies
    Are we going to have a fantasy racing league this year?
  • Chester girl charged with videotaped beating pleads guilty, sentenced to prison

    01/29/2013 3:39:23 PM PST · by kreitzer · 30 replies
    Delco Times ^ | January 29, 2013 | Alex Rose
    MEDIA COURTHOUSE ó One of six female teens accused of beating a mentally ill Chester woman at her apartment on the 1100 block of Morton Avenue in September pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of conspiracy to commit aggravated assault and conspiracy to recklessly endanger another person. Rahmiiyah Henderson, 16, was sentenced to six to 23 months in prison for the felony assault charge and two years of consecutive probation for the misdemeanor endangering charge. Under the plea agreement worked out between Assistant District Attorney George Dawson and defense counsel Rhonda Pantellas Lowe, Henderson will attend school and anger management classes,...
  • Couple face jail after nursing a coyote-bitten fawn back to health

    01/29/2013 3:38:33 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 39 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 29, 2013 | NINA GOLGOWSKI
    An Indiana couple who nursed an injured fawn back to health more than two years ago is now facing jail time after refusing to leave the animal to die. Connersville police officer Jeff Counceller says that it was a little more than two years ago while on patrol that he discovered the tiny deer curled up on a neighborís front porch, badly wounded and unable to stand. Without time to help it himself, he called his wife, a registered nurse, who cautiously approached the deer with their teenaged daughter before experiencing the fawn gently licking their hands. Unbeknownst to them...
  • Henson Ong at Gun Violence Prevention Public Hearing - Hartford, CT - 1/28/2013 (must see video)

    01/29/2013 3:38:03 PM PST · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | January 28, 2013
    ďA free people can only afford to make this mistake once!Ē~Henson Ong http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyYYgLzF6zU
  • John Williams Forecasts U.S. Dollar Hyperinflation Before End Of 2014

    01/29/2013 3:37:58 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies
    TMO ^ | 1-29-2013 | Greg Hunter
    John Williams Forecasts U.S. Dollar Hyperinflation Before End Of 2014 Economics / HyperInflationJanuary 29, 2013 - 12:46 PM GMT Anybody who thinks the U.S. is in a so-called recovery isnít listening to economist John Williams. He contends, ďWe havenít had a recovery and weíre not about to have one, and itís getting worse.Ē Williams says itís because, ďThe consumer is in very serious trouble. . . . The average guy is not making it. His income is not keeping up with inflation.Ē As far as Congress getting the budget and debt ceiling under control, Williams says, ďBoth sides are faced...
  • New archbishop fueled by 'New Evangelization' (Video at the site)

    01/29/2013 3:37:58 PM PST · by Salvation · 16 replies
    CatholicSentinel.org ^ | 01-29-13 | Ed Langlois
    1/29/2013 7:29:00 AMNew archbishop fueled by 'New Evangelization' Archbishop-designate Alexander Sample discusses his new assignment as leader of the Archdiocese of Portland. Catholic Sentinel photo by Jon DeBellisArchbishop-designate Alexander Sample talks with the press about his new assignment as archbishop for the Archdiocese of Portland. Outgoing Archbishop John Vlazny looks on. Archbishop-designate Alexander Sample Archbishop Vlazny: 'Our prayers have been answered' Statement from Archbishop John G. Vlazny on the naming of a new archbishop for Portland: ďIt is with heartfelt appreciation to our heavenly Father and our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, that I welcome my successor, the eleventh...
  • Scholar accused of killing daughter ordered to pay diya

    01/29/2013 3:34:50 PM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    emirates247 ^ | January 29, 2013
    A Saudi court ordered a well-known local scholar to pay diya (blood money) after he was convicted of torturing his five-year old daughter to death. His wife quickly reacted by saying she would appeal to demand her husbandís death. Newspapers in the Gulf Kingdom said the unnamed scholar is still in jail until he pays diya to his wife over the death of his daughter. The woman said she had not appointed a lawyer during the trial to demand execution of her husband on the grounds she is ďignorant in the law.Ē ďThe body of my daughter has been in...
  • 7-Year-Old Asks Obama, ďPlease Change the Law Killing BabiesĒ [Full Text]

    01/29/2013 3:33:26 PM PST · by NYer · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | January 29, 2013 | Dave Andrusko
    Okay, everybody who reads NRL News Today knows I am a sucker for kids in general, little kids in particular. Over the weekend, National Right to Life received by email a letter Alexander G. had written to President Obama.His mom wroteGood morning,My 7 year old son was inspired to write a letter to the President requesting ďto make a new law that will protect the babiesĒ. I can only imagine the amount of correspondence you are receiving daily; however, with my wonderful and hopeful boy standing right behind me at the moment, I am humbly asking you to please read...
  • Zimbabwe has $217 in the bank: finance minister

    01/29/2013 3:33:05 PM PST · by dynachrome · 49 replies
    Star Africa ^ | 1-29-13 | Jekesai Njikizana
    HARARE (AFP) After paying public workersí salaries last week, the balance in cash-strapped Zimbabweís government public account stood at just $217, Finance Minister Tendai Biti said Tuesday. ďLast week when we paid civil servants there was $217 (left) in government coffers,Ē Biti told journalists in the capital Harare, claiming some of them had healthier bank balances than the state. ďThe government finances are in paralysis state at the present moment. We are failing to meet our targets.Ē Zimbabweís economy went into free-fall at the turn of the millennium, after President Robert Mugabe began seizing white-owned farms. The move demolished investor...
  • More Heads to Roll at CNN [Obama sycophant O'Brian out]

    01/29/2013 3:32:40 PM PST · by Perdogg · 18 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Jan 29, 2013 | Lloyd Grove
    Well, maybe not ďshock,Ē since the new president of CNN Worldwide has made no secret of his intention to shake up the ratings-challenged cable network from top to bottom.
  • Guns & Goons

    01/29/2013 3:29:30 PM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies
    BernardGoldberg.com ^ | January 29, 2013 | Burt Prelutsky
    One way you can usually tell that liberals are merely grandstanding is when you find Joe Biden heading up a task force to look into the issue. That doesnít mean that the self-righteous pinheads on the Left donít wish that Obama could use his magic wand and make all the guns, along with the Second Amendment, simply disappear. That is to say, all the guns except those in the hands of men whose job it is to protect politicians and Hollywood prima donnas. In case you missed it, Obama is so opposed to guns that he recently signed a bill...
  • Joe Biden To Talk About Guns On Google+ Thursday

    01/29/2013 3:28:16 PM PST · by Daffynition · 6 replies
    webProNews.com ^ | Jan 23, 2013 | Chris Crum
    Vice President Joe Biden will be stopping by Google+ to participate in a hangout, and discuss gun violence on Thursday at 1:45 PM Eastern. According to Google, Biden will hangout for 30 minutes, and discuss the White House policy recommendations on reducing gun violence with Guy Kawasaki (author of Google+ book What The Plus), Phil DeFranco and Hari Sreenivasan from PBS Newshour. ‚ÄúAs President Obama and his cabinet begin their second term in the White House, they¬íre renewing a series of conversations on Google+ with top administration officials,‚ÄĚ explains Ramya Raghavan from Google+ Politics. ‚ÄúThese ‚ÄėFireside Hangouts,‚Äô a 21st-century spin...
  • Beitar Team Fined for Fansí Racism

    01/29/2013 3:27:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/1/13
    The Beitar Jerusalem team has been fined 50,000 shekels by a Football Association court for fansí recent anti-Muslim chants. In addition, the east seating section at Beitarís home field in Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem will be closed for the next five games. The team was also given a suspended sentence of a 35,000 shekel fine and five games with no audience if there are additional incidents in which racist calls are heard...
  • The GOP Must Lead (Again) on Civil Rights

    01/29/2013 3:26:22 PM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies
    The American ^ | January 29, 2013 | Cliff Asness
    Here are three important civil rights issues that the GOP should take action on. From its anti-slavery roots to the battles for justice in the 1950s and early 1960s, the Republican Party has always been the party of civil rights. Only after passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 did the Democratic Party get in on the action, giving up on its historical base in the South to court minority voters in the North. Since then, the GOP has not reduced its commitment to civil rights, but it has emphasized them by fighting for personal freedom, individual empowerment, and...