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  • FCC Considering Move to Ban NFL Redskins Team Name

    09/30/2014 3:43:12 PM PDT · by foreverfree · 73 replies
    Reuters via Fox Business ^ | 9/30/14 | Alina Selyukh
    The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to punish broadcasters for using the moniker of the Washington NFL team, the Redskins, a word many consider a slur to Native Americans, the agency's chairman indicated on Tuesday.
  • Wisconsin Police Chief Allegedly Uses Tea Party Activist's Info for Porn, Dating Sites

    06/13/2014 5:25:11 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 6-12-14 | Anne Jungen
    Campbell Police Chief Tim Kelemen is on paid leave while authorities investigate whether he broke the law when he used a tea party activist's information online. Board members during a special meeting Thursday voted unanimously to take action against the embattled chief after public outcry that he lost credibility and trust from many in the small community. It's a routine move when an employee is under investigation and not an indication Kelemen is guilty of a crime, said his attorney Jim Birnbaum. "It's neither surprising nor something we don't understand," he said.
  • Powerful NYC pol says she blasted Chick-fil-A as a citizen - but she used official letterhead

    08/01/2012 3:18:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 75 replies
    FoxNews ^ | August 01, 2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A powerful New York politician claims she was just speaking as a private citizen when she tried to run Chick-fil-A out of town, but she used her official letterhead and even invoked her position as City Council speaker to apply pressure on the embattled chicken chain. New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who has mayoral aspirations, sent a letter to New York University president John Sexton on Saturday asking the school to immediately end their contract with the fast food restaurant. The Atlanta-based company's sole New York City outlet is in the school's food court. "I write as the...

    04/29/2009 1:32:14 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 64 replies · 2,577+ views ^ | April 28, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    A Utah mother of four small children has been jailed on a judge's order that she serve 30 days behind bars for allegedly sending a text message while she was watching a court proceeding....According to Jackson's report the incident happened....about a month ago, but his daughter-in-law was summoned to court only yesterday and ordered immediately to jail....Susan Henwood allegedly sent a text message, an action that didn't affect the hearing, its participants, or the judge, but later was reported to him by a member of the court staff, according to Jackson.
  • Bradenton man arrested for pointing finger (at off-duty deputy sheriff)

    06/26/2007 9:36:27 PM PDT · by FreedomCalls · 90 replies · 2,736+ views
    WWSB Channel 7 ^ | May 1, 2007 | Amanda Stanzilis
    A Bradenton man is facing assault charges after police say he pointed his finger and yelled at an off-duty sheriff’s deputy Two things ray miller says you should know about him. One, he hates Muscovy Ducks. “Our parking garage is littered with their feces. It’s like little bombs through there,” and two, he's a law-abiding citizen. He has no criminal record at least until now. Miller says it started when he and his wife saw someone feeding the ducks. They asked the woman to stop, but she ignored them. When she finally replied, miller says she told him "I’m a...
  • Family Kicked Out of Graduation for Cheering (video)

    05/26/2004 5:06:35 PM PDT · by Macaw · 173 replies · 496+ views
    KCTV ^ | 5/25/2004 | Editor
    GRANDVIEW, Mo. -- Imagine cops throwing you out of your own child's graduation just for expressing your joy.It happened Monday night to several families at a local ceremony, and it was all caught on tape.KCTV5's Liana Joyce reported live on "KCTV5 News at 6 p.m." that there was a dress code and a behavior code that was strictly followed at the Grandview High School graduation. One family who got kicked out for cheering their son's accomplishments said it was being taken too far.It all began when 18-year-old Brandon Sample's family clapped and whistled as the Grandview grad walked across the...
  • Husband and Wife -- And the Father

    08/25/2002 11:26:46 AM PDT · by RecallJeffords · 231+ views
    Streaming through the amber-tinted windows of All Saints Church in Manassas, the sun bathes the simple stone altar in a serene, golden glow. On Sundays, the pews are filled with families, and there is little evidence of the trauma that once shook the Washington area's largest Roman Catholic parish