Keyword: armstrong

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Former U.S. senator, Colorado Springs Sun owner Bill Armstrong has died

    07/06/2016 6:51:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    The Gazette ^ | July 6, 2016 | Wayne Heilman
    Bill Armstrong, a former U.S. senator, congressman, owner of the defunct Colorado Springs Sun daily newspaper, and president of Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, died Tuesday, after a five-year struggle with cancer. He was 79. Armstrong served two terms in the U.S. Senate after defeating Floyd Haskell in 1978. He declined to seek a third term, ending a career in elective office that began with his election to the state House of Representatives in 1963. ... As president of Colorado Christian University, Bill Armstrong sought to 'pass the torch' by preparing students for their future roles in leadership." ... Colorado...
  • Lance Armstrong visited a college class and blasted the antidoping agency that took him down

    03/02/2016 1:11:36 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 18 replies
    business insider ^ | 2 Mar 2016 | DaNIEL MCMAHON
    Disgraced sports icon Lance Armstrong has blasted the US Anti-Doping Agency, calling it "one of the most ineffective and inefficient organizations in the world" and claiming its CEO, Travis Tygart, went after him only because he and USADA needed a case and a story.
  • Inside the Carson campaign meltdown

    01/22/2016 3:58:24 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies ^ | Kyle Cheney
    On Thanksgiving night, Ben Carson sat in a chartered plane on a Baltimore airport tarmac surrounded by his wife and campaign advisers. The destination: Jordan. A secret mission to the Middle East, his team hoped, would help reestablish the retired neurosurgeon's credibility amid searing questions about his shaky grasp of foreign policy. The trip would be kept under wraps until Carson appeared on the Sunday news shows from the location -- partly a security measure, partly a political play. But as Carson and his team awaited takeoff, they were blindsided when The New York Times posted a story outlining the...
  • Government subpoenas IU School of Medicine for Lance Armstrong’s medical records

    08/08/2015 11:30:06 AM PDT · by Baynative · 13 replies
    Fox News Austin ^ | August 5, 2015 | AP
    AUSTIN, Texas (August 5, 2015) — The federal government wants to see Lance Armstrong’s medical records from his treatments for cancer. Court records show that government lawyers on July 30 subpoenaed the Indiana University School of Medicine to provide records of Armstrong’s treatments and donations he later made to the school. The federal government has sued Armstrong to recover millions of dollars in sponsorship money the U.S. Postal Service paid to his teams. Penalties could approach $100 million. Armstrong’s lawyers say the demand for medical records is an invasion of privacy and want a judge to block their release.

    02/03/2015 1:51:06 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 16 replies ^ | 3 Feb 2015 | SARAH RUMPF
    Lance Armstrong is facing criminal charges for his actions regarding a car accident that happened in Aspen, Colorado on December 28, 2014, where he hit two parked cars after a night of partying and tried to let his girlfriend, Anna Hansen, take the blame. According to a report by ESPN, Armstrong and Hansen, who have been dating for years, were leaving a party at the Aspen Art Museum, with Armstrong behind the wheel of his GMC Yukon. The car slid on some ice and hit the parked cars. Armstrong and Hansen agreed to say that Hansen was driving. After police...
  • Lance Armstrong to ride again — this time in Sturgis

    07/22/2014 3:02:57 PM PDT · by Baynative · 57 replies
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 7/22/14 | Deb Holland
    STURGIS | Perhaps, the comeback starts in Sturgis. Lance Armstrong, who has been stripped of seven Tour De France titles and received a lifetime ban from competitive cycling for doping, was named Monday as the grand marshal of the 12th Annual Mayor's Ride at the Sturgis motorcycle rally.
  • The Ravenous Wolves of FreeRepublic

    01/02/2014 10:13:07 AM PST · by DouglasKC · 542 replies
    Today | Douglaskc
    The Ravenous Wolves of FreeRepublicHow do we deal with the insults and pain of those whom Christ called "ravenous wolves"? Many aren't aware of it but the phrase "A wolf in sheep’s clothing" has biblical origins. Mat 7:15 "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. The word translated "false prophet" here is not referring to a Godly person who has a prophecy that fails. Instead it's referring to a person who pretends to be a Christian but in reality is not. They are compared to "ravenous wolves" among the flock....
  • "Neil" - KSP Cinematic (Kerbal Space Program)

    12/19/2013 5:14:43 PM PST · by Kolath · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | 12/04/13 | Nassault
    A video for Neil, Michael and Buzz
  • LANCE ARMSTRONG WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Cycling chiefs helped me to cheat!

    11/18/2013 4:31:36 PM PST · by servo1969 · 9 replies ^ | 11-18-2013 | Matt Lawton
    t was the story he had denied. The story Emma O'Reilly went some way to telling when she exposed Lance Armstrong as a drug cheat. But when the conversation moved to the subject of that positive test in 1999, he not only agreed with her that she had been right but went a stage further. O'Reilly always believed there was a bigger conspiracy and with her sitting before him he finally revealed the full scale of the cover-up, naming Hein Verbruggen as a central figure in his escape from punishment. Certainly, Armstrong used this opportunity to his full advantage. He...
  • Book: Ex-Fiancee Sheryl Crow Told Feds About Lance Armstrong's Doping

    10/10/2013 3:00:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Breitbart Sports ^ | 10 Oct 2013
    Armstrong was open about his doping with Crow, never suspecting that she would tell anybody about it. "Rather than try to hide the transfusion from her, Armstrong was completely open about it," the authors write, according to the Daily News. "He trusted that Crow would have no desire to tell the press or anyone else about the team's doping program. He explained that it was simply part of the sport - that all cyclists were doing the same thing."
  • Armstrong Confirms “Hundreds” Of Layoffs At Patch (AOL local "news" service)

    08/10/2013 5:18:33 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | 8-9-13 | Darrell Etherington
    We reported yesterday that AOL’s hyper-local news service would lose hundreds of employees today, and now we have confirmation from a well-placed Patcher privy to the call that AOL CEO Tim Armstrong did indeed confirm to employees that hundreds would be laid off, with notifications of who will be let go coming throughout the coming week. (Disclosure: AOL owns TechCrunch). In a call Armstrong held with the Patch team today, he explained that “AOL is going to be running the show” at the restructured Patch along with new CEO Bud Rosenthal. Rosenthal replaces outgoing CEO Steve Kalin, who was reported...
  • Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Confirms Salvaged Engine is from Apollo 11

    07/19/2013 4:13:18 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 22 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 7-19-2013 | Mandy Nagy
    Bear with me, LI readers – I’m a little bit of a geek, so I find stories like these exciting. It might not be of interest to everyone, but I do think there’s one point about it that will resonate with all of you. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos started Bezos Expeditions (as well as the space exploration venture Blue Origin) out of his “passions for science, engineering, and exploration.” Bezos, like so many others, watched Apollo 11′s launch from his television as a child in 1969. Days prior, the mission began when five F-1 rocket engines fired together in a...
  • Billie Joe Armstrong Calls Psy "The Herpes Of Music"

    05/09/2013 4:01:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | May 9,2013 |
    Green Day star Billie Joe Armstrong has taken aim at South Korean pop sensation Psy, calling the Gangham Style hitmaker the "herpes" of music.
  • Justice files suit against Lance Armstrong

    04/23/2013 5:36:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 23, 2013 | Justin Sink
    The Department of Justice said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that cyclist Lance Armstrong was "unjustly enriched" while he used steroids to win multiple Tour de France titles. In the formal complaint, the Justice Department said they would seek triple damages against Armstrong, who admitted earlier this year that he doped to win his seven straight titles. The U.S. Postal Service paid some $40 million to appear as the title sponsor of Armstrong's team during six of those seven races. "Defendants were unjustly enriched to the extent of the payments and other benefits they received from the USPS, either directly...
  • US Department of Justice to join lawsuit against Lance Armstrong

    02/22/2013 1:03:27 PM PST · by Baynative · 41 replies
    USNews ^ | Feb 22, 2013 | Pete Williams
    The Justice Department will notify a federal court Friday that it is joining one of his former racing teammates in suing him for using performance-enhancing drugs during the Tour de France, legal sources told NBC News. The government is signing on to a lawsuit filed two years ago by Floyd Landis, one of Armstrong's former Tour de France teammates who has already admitted cheating. Among its claims: Landis saw Armstrong store and then re-inject his own blood to boost his performance, and Armstrong twice gave Landis banned hormones before races.
  • History Doesn't Reward Bullies

    01/31/2013 1:27:25 PM PST · by Aspenhuskerette · 8 replies
    The Aspen Times ^ | January 31, 2013 | Melanie Sturm
    Considered a cancer-surviving “badass on a bike,” it turns out Lance Armstrong is just a badass — and a fraud. Armstrong's admission that he doped his way to seven Tour de France titles even prompted CBS News CEO Jeffrey Fager to Think Again about his network's role in the “Miracle Man's” narrative. “We helped create the myth,” he acknowledged, because “we wanted to believe this absolutely inspirational story. But we were duped.” Unearned moral superiority and blazing self-righteousness hastened Armstrong's rise as he slandered and sued whistle-blowers into submission. “I was a bully in the sense that I tried to...
  • Why Lance Armstrong has my sympathy

    01/17/2013 12:08:06 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 69 replies ^ | 01-16-2013 | Laurie Dhue
    Consider this: You and I have now won the Tour de France as many times as Lance Armstrong. In case you need a quick recap: After more than a year of investigating, in June 2012, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) charged Armstrong with using illicit performance-enhancing drugs. In August, it stripped Armstrong of all competitive results from August 1998 on, and announced that he was banned from competitive cycling for life. In October, the sport’s governing body, UCI, accepted USADA’s recommended sanctions. By early November, nearly all of his sponsors had dropped him (including Nike, Anheuser-Busch, RadioShack and Oakley). In...
  • Freep a Poll! (Do you forgive Lance Armstrong?)

    01/15/2013 5:16:33 PM PST · by dynachrome · 42 replies ^ | 1-15-13 | LA Daily News
    Do you forgive Lance Armstrong? Yes No
  • Victims of Lance Armstrong's strong-arm tactics feel relief and vindication.....

    01/15/2013 10:10:24 AM PST · by doug from upland · 29 replies
    nydailynews ^ | 1-2013 | By Teri Thompson , Nathaniel Vinton , Michael O'keeffe AND Christian Red
    Victims of Lance Armstrong's strong-arm tactics feel relief and vindication in the wake of U.S. Anti-Doping Agency report The evidence published this month by USADA shows that Armstrong and his cronies possessed a cynical assuredness that their yellow wristbands entitled them to smash anyone who threatened their corrupt regime. By Teri Thompson , Nathaniel Vinton , Michael O'keeffe AND Christian Red / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Published: Saturday, October 20, 2012, 10:34 PM Updated: Friday, October 26, 2012, 11:10 AM Lance Armstrong's intimidation tactics are chronicled by many teammates. Mike Hutchings/Reuters Lance Armstrong's intimidation tactics are chronicled by teammates and...
  • Lance Armstrong and the Sociopath’s Dilemma: When Honesty Is No Longer Ethical (Clinton)

    01/15/2013 9:37:37 AM PST · by doug from upland · 21 replies
    Lance Armstrong and the Sociopath’s Dilemma: When Honesty Is No Longer Ethical Welcome to the club, Lance. Rose In 2004, 15 years after he had been banned from baseball after a finding by the Major League Baseball’s Commissioner’s Office that he had violated the games rules against betting on Major League Games, Pete Rose publicly admitted that his denials over that time were all lies. Yes, he had bet on baseball, and he was very, very sorry. Rose’s admission did little to change the verdict in and out of baseball that he was a rogue and a liar. His confession...
  • Lance Armstrong Cheated to Win. Why is that Wrong?

    11/20/2012 12:11:09 PM PST · by Notary Sojac · 49 replies ^ | 17 Nov 2010 | Nick Gillespie
    After months of bad press, the greatest competitive cyclist of all time has officially hit rock bottom: The Lance Armstrong Foundation has dropped the name of its eponymous creator and will now be known as the Livestrong Foundation. Rest easy, Lance, it can’t get much – or is that any? – worse. His story is unparalleled, Shakespearean in scope and breadth. A cocky, gum-flapping athlete battled insurmountable odds after a devastating cancer diagnosis, his greasy soul barely slipping the surly clutches of a certain dirt nap. Ultimately, he rehabilitated his battered body and morphed into a champion. Not only did...
  • Wrestler Brad Armstrong passes away

    11/01/2012 10:53:00 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 11 replies
    wwe ^ | 1 November 2012
    WWE is saddened to learn of the passing of Brad Armstrong, 51, one of four sons of “Bullet” Bob Armstrong. Brad Armstrong last participated in the ring for the ECW brand in 2006. WWE understands that Brad saw his physician last week for a medical issue and was found unresponsive this morning. WWE extends its sincerest condolences to the entire Armstrong family.
  • My Own Lance Armstrong Confession

    10/16/2012 11:57:12 PM PDT · by ssanders519 · 7 replies
    Straightjacket Junction ^ | 10/15/2012 | Steve Sanders
    NOTE: This blog is obviously a work of fiction. However, with the farce of an investigation that has recently been brought against Lance Armstrong, I couldn't resist a little farce of my own. If you have no interest in cycling, this probably won't mean anything to you and you should probably skip it. Now that the USADA case against Lance Armstrong has come to a close, and everybody from George Hincapie to Dave "Buy My Junk" Zabriskie is coming forward with their own confessions of doping, I figure it is about time I came clean about my own involvement with...
  • Evidence of Armstrong doping 'overwhelming,' agency says

    10/10/2012 1:39:35 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | 10-10-2012 | Michael Pearson
    Cyclist Lance Armstrong was part of "the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen," the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Wednesday in preparing to release more than 1,000 pages of evidence in the case. The evidence involving the U.S. Postal Service-sponsored cycling team encompasses "direct documentary evidence including financial payments, e-mails, scientific data and laboratory test results that further prove the use, possession and distribution of performance-enhancing drugs by Lance Armstrong," the agency said. Armstrong lawyer Tim Herman dismissed what he called a "one-sided hatchet job" and a "government-funded witch hunt" against the seven-time Tour de...
  • Neil Armstrong's ashes buried at sea

    09/15/2012 8:15:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | 9/14/12 | Alan Boyle
    Neil Armstrong's ashes buried at seaBy Alan Boyle 18 hours ago The cremated remains of Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, were committed to the Atlantic Ocean today, in accordance with the Navy flier's final wish. **SNIP** The setting for today's burial-at-sea ceremony on the Navy missile cruiser Philippine Sea, operating out of its Florida homeport, was much more intimate. Armstrong's widow, Carol, played a key role in the proceedings: Assisted by Navy Lt. Cmdr. Paul Nagy, she passed the remains overboard, then accepted the folded-up U.S. flag from from the ship's...
  • Obama has not offered state funeral for Neil Armstrong because of DNC Convention

    08/28/2012 11:19:16 PM PDT · by Storm-12 · 24 replies
    8/29/12 | Storm-12
    <p>The family had already planned a private funeral for this Friday.</p> <p>So the question is - was the offer of a state funeral ever made? If it was to occur, it would happen immediately following the Friday funeral, just as Reagan's state funeral began two days after his private funeral in California. Once the state funeral commences, it is at least a three-day affair (Reagan's was five) that includes more than 30 hours of lying in state and a ceremony at the national cathedral.</p>
  • The United States' giant leap for mankind: Armstrong and American Exceptionalism

    08/28/2012 9:58:21 AM PDT · by polstar123 · 12 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 8/27/2012 | Craig Shirley
    In light of Armstrong’s passing, Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH) has called on President Obama to honor the former astronaut with a state funeral, saying, “His one small step on the moon was indeed a giant leap for mankind, and it exemplified what we mean by American exceptionalism.” Johnson added that Armstrong “showed the world Americans can do anything.” I feel that way, too. But some people in this country right now, people like Barack Obama and other political elites, question the notion of American exceptionalism. They question the exceptionality of a country that has saved the world, fed the world,...

    08/28/2012 6:20:39 AM PDT · by shortstop · 72 replies ^ | 08/28/12 | Bob Lonsberry
    As long as mankind is a species of sentience and technology, as long as history is kept and read, the name of Neil A. Armstrong will be known. It will be Columbus and Magellan and Armstrong, each leapfrogging the other in the innate human impulse to explore, remembered as long as man remembers. Whether man walked out of Africa or was kicked out of Eden, he went where he’d never been, and his descendants did the same until the earth was peopled and the heavens were challenged. Some walked across the Bering Strait, others rowed through the nothingness of the...
  • Obama Honors Neil Armstrong With Picture Of Himself

    08/27/2012 4:43:09 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 31 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 27, 2012
    Neil Armstrong: The first man to walk on the moon in the heady days of American exceptionalism has passed away, preceded in death by the U.S. space program with his heirs now hitching rides on Russian spacecraft. We all mourn the passing of Neil Armstrong at age 82, the first man to walk on the moon as commander of Apollo 11 on July 20, 1969. A graduate of Purdue with a degree in aeronautical engineering, his academic career was interrupted when he was called to duty with the U.S. Navy in 1949 and flew 78 combat missions in Korea. He...
  • Retreat to the Past

    08/28/2012 4:10:10 AM PDT · by radioone · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8-28-12 | Viv Forbes
    The deaths of Steve Jobs and Neil Armstrong could signal the end of a remarkable era of scientific and engineering achievement that started about 200 years ago when James Watt and Robert Stephenson managed to harness coal-fired steam power to drive engines and locomotives. This was followed by magic like electricity, diesel engines, nuclear power, the Model T, Colombia and the iPad. During that era of innovation, we progressed from horse and buggy to supersonic flight; from semaphore to smart phone; from wood stoves to nuclear power; from the abacus to the PC; from flickering candles to brilliant light at...
  • Lance Armstrong doping campaign exposes USADAÂ’s hypocrisy

    08/27/2012 8:22:05 AM PDT · by luv2ski · 49 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 24, 2012 | Sally Jenkins
    First of all, Lance Armstrong is a good man. There’s nothing that I can learn about him short of murder that would alter my opinion on that. Second, I don’t know if he’s telling the truth when he insists he didn’t use performance-enhancing drugs in the Tour de France — never have known. I do know that he beat cancer fair and square, that he’s not the mastermind criminal the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency makes him out to be, and that the process of stripping him of his titles reeks. A federal judge wrote last week, “USADA’s conduct raises serious questions...
  • White House commemorates Neil Armstrong's passing with photograph of... Obama

    08/27/2012 5:08:05 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 34 replies
    ukmail ^ | 8 27 12
    It was a moment to hail a great hero - a chance to remember a man who placed America at the forefront of space exploration and in the history books forever. And yet President Obama saw the passing of Neil Armstrong, the first man to step on the moon, as a chance for a picture opportunity - of himself. After the death of the 82-year-old on Saturday, Obama's team chose to mark the loss by posting an image of the president gazing up at the moon on his Tumblr account. ...And, if the self-promotion at a time of tragedy was...
  • Obama finally orders flags at half-mast for Armstrong... on Friday

    08/27/2012 2:53:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    USA Today | 8/27/12 | David Jackson, USA
    Obama finally orders flags at half-mast for Astronaut Neil Armstrong. Flags to flown at half mast on Friday, after his funeral... only.
  • Neil Armstrong: A Great American, A Devout Christian

    08/26/2012 2:26:23 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 41 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | August 25, 2012 | JP
    Neil Armstrong went to be with the Lord yesterday. He was a great American. He was a devoted Christ follower. Of course, you wouldn’t know about Armstrong’s Christian faith from the obituaries published by such bastions of liberal journalism as the New York Times and Washington Post. They didn’t consider it worthy of comment. Nor would you know that Armstrong loved the Lord from the perfunctory tribute offered by President Obama, who mentions Christianity only when it serves his political purposes (like defending his support for homosexual marriage). But Armstrong’s life story cannot be told without mentioning his walk with...
  • TERROR AT STERLING HALL, 40 Years Later, Fugitive Search Continues

    08/23/2010 11:47:45 PM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies ^ | August 23, 2010 | n/a
    Note: Photo included, Wanted poster included, audio file and transcript include, and a link to America's Most Wanted included. (See below.) # Note: The following text (minus the photos) is a quote: Headline Archives The aftermath of the attack on Sterling Hall at the University of Wisconsin 40 years ago this week. TERROR AT STERLING HALL 40 Years Later, Fugitive Search Continues 08/23/10 Where is Leo Burt? You can earn up to $150,000 by helping us find him. Forty years ago—on August 24, 1970—Burt and three other young men protesting the Vietnam War carried out a pre-dawn bomb attack at...
  • LIVESTRONG Joins Mayor Bloomberg with Donation to Planned Parenthood Cancer Services Fund

    Lance Armstrong, cancer survivor, champion cyclist and LIVESTRONG founder and chairman, issued the following statement: “For 15 years, the Lance Armstrong Foundation has served people and families affected by cancer, especially those in underserved communities. We join Mayor Bloomberg and our partners in the philanthropic community today in their efforts to preserve access to cancer screening for women throughout the U.S. The Lance Armstrong Foundation will add an additional $100,000 to Mayor Bloomberg’s matching challenge for Planned Parenthood’s cancer services fund. As Dr. King said, “there is no greater injustice than inequality in health care.” Cancer, on the other hand,...
  • Obama Breath Mint Leaves Bad Taste In Liberals Mouths – And Exposes More Hypocrisy

    08/06/2011 10:15:53 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 18 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 08-06-11 | Gerry Ashley
    The left wing hypocrisy continues unabridged: Tennessee Democratic State Representative Joe Armstrong was informed by a student at the University of Tennessee that a book store there was selling a breath mint called “Disapoint-Mints” which featured an image of President Obama on the cover. Armstrong immediately went into hypocrite mode and demanded the product be removed as it was in poor taste, mocking the “sanctity” of the Presidency. Rep. Armstrong apparently didn’t have a problem with the same bookstore which sold similar products of political satire when George Bush was President. This brings up a larger issue for me: You’ve...
  • Spending v Systemic Reform

    07/14/2011 9:04:06 PM PDT · by Razzz42 ^ | 7.14.11 | Martin Armstrong
    By Martin A. Armstrong Spending v Systemic Reform The primary reason we are doomed is because those in government by and large still do not see that they are the problem and that the theories and mantras spewed out in press sound bites portray a world that no longer exists. The whole theory of Marxist-Socialism is that we can raise taxes on the rich and corporations to pay for the programs of the poor. The implicit presumption is a closed economic system as if there were no outside world. It fails to account for the migration of capital and is...
  • Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Lance Armstrong go into a bar together.....

    07/08/2011 6:20:10 PM PDT · by beebuster2000 · 35 replies
    self | july 8, 2011 | self
    thats as far as i got, you take it from here. slow night in our house, obviously
  • ‘60 Minutes’ report: Armstrong encouraged doping

    05/22/2011 5:14:49 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 35 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 5/22/11 | EDDIE PELLS
    Lance Armstrong’s former teammate, Tyler Hamilton, says Armstrong and other team leaders encouraged, promoted and took part in a doping program in an effort to win the Tour de France in 1999 and beyond, according to a report aired Sunday night on “60 Minutes.” Hamilton said he saw Armstrong take performance-enhancing drugs, EPO and testosterone and also saw him receive a banned blood transfusion. “I feel bad that I had to go here and do this,” Hamilton said. “But I think at end of the day, like I said, long-term, the sport’s going to be better for it.” In the...
  • Son: Mom cried NY river plunge 'terrible mistake'

    04/14/2011 5:22:19 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 38 replies
    NEWBURGH, N.Y. – A suicidal mother who loaded her four children into a minivan and drove off a boat ramp into the frigid Hudson River changed her mind as the van sank and cried, "I made a mistake, I made a terrible mistake," said her 10-year-old son, who survived by crawling out a window and swimming ashore.
  • Post Office paid almost $32 million for Lance Armstrong sponsorship

    01/15/2011 8:46:45 AM PST · by george76 · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 15, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    When wondering how the US Postal Service could find itself in a $7 billion hole, perhaps decisions like this might explain it. Court documents in a fraud probe involving doping allegations in Lance Armstrong’s cycling team show that the USPS paid almost $32 million for a four-year sponsorship from 2001-2004: Even apart from the fraud allegations, the fact that USPS shelled out $32 million for this endorsement over four years seems like a good point on which to question the other decisions being made by USPS management. If Tailwind turns out to be utterly clean, they still managed to find...
  • Lance Armstrong Reportedly Tied to Performance-Enhancers in Recording

    09/16/2010 8:13:41 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 51 replies
    Fanhouse ^ | 9/16/10 | Hal Spivack
    Federal authorities have reportedly obtained an important piece of evidence linking Lance Armstrong to performance-enhancing drugs. Greg LeMond (pictured), a three-time Tour de France winner, secretly recorded a telephone call six years ago with a woman close to Lance Armstrong who was in Armstrong's hospital room in 1996 when he told cancer doctors about his use of performance-enhancing drugs, the Los Angeles Times reported. Armstrong, who won a record seven consecutive Tour de France titles, has repeatedly denied ever using performance-enhancing drugs or doping. The recording and a transcript of the telephone call are expected to be presented to a...
  • The Bombing of Sterling Hall (The Antiwar Movement in the USA thirty four years ago today)

    08/24/2004 12:49:23 AM PDT · by sockmonkey · 17 replies · 6,532+ views
    LeeMark Communications ^ | 2000 | Christopher J. Lee
    The Bombing of Sterling HallText and photos copyright © 2000 Leemark Communications The doors to the old part of Sterling Hall, as seen from Charter Street. Early on August 24th, 1970, a van loaded with six barrels of explosives blew up just outside the East Wing of Sterling Hall at the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison. The bombing was carried out by four men in protest of America's involvement in the Vietnam War. The bombing was directed against the Mathematics Research Center, a U.S.-Army-funded facility, which was located in the East Wing of Sterling Hall along with the...
  • Happy 80th Birthday, Dr. Neil Armstrong

    08/05/2010 8:00:46 AM PDT · by Prospero · 50 replies · 1+ views
    Lunar Pioneer
    From Lunar Pioneer
  • Neil Armstrong's Travel Papers Allegedly Stolen By Customs Worker

    07/24/2010 12:43:04 PM PDT · by DFG · 21 replies ^ | 07/23/10 | Robert Z. Pearlman
    A customs declaration form filled out by Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong was allegedly stolen by a U.S. customs worker and his friend, who together attempted to sell it at auction, federal prosecutors announced July 20 — the 41st anniversary of the moonwalker's historic first "small step" on the lunar surface If found guilty of stealing and conveying an official record of the United States, the two men could each face up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, according to the United States Attorney's Office.
  • Armstrong reportedly hires defense attorney

    07/21/2010 10:14:21 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 13 replies
    AP via MSNBC ^ | 07/22/2010 | Staff
    Seven-time Tour winner being investigated for possible fraud, doping NEW YORK - The Daily News is reporting Lance Armstrong has hired a criminal defense attorney to represent him in the federal investigation for possible fraud and doping violations by the seven-time Tour de France winner and his cycling teammates.
  • More Drama at the Tour de France (Spoiler Alert - frithguild - do not read)

    07/16/2010 9:39:04 AM PDT · by Todd Kinsey · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Word Press ^ | July 16, 2010 | Todd Kinsey
    Contador puts time into Schleck setting up a showdown in the Pyrenees Team Katusha’s Joaquin Rodriguez took the victory in stage 12 with GC favorite Alberto Contador finishing comfortably on his wheel in second place. More importantly, Contador gained ten seconds on overall race leader Andy Schleck, cutting his lead to just 31 seconds and setting up a showdown in the Pyrenees. Schleck stays in yellow, however, if he’s not able to gain significant time in the Pyrenees, he has little hope of finishing atop the podium in Paris. Contador’s superior time trial skill will allow him to gain at...
  • More Landis Allegations Against Armstrong as Tour de France Begins

    07/03/2010 2:56:15 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 39 replies
    Huliq ^ | 7/3/10 | Michael Santo
    As the Tour de France begins, Floyd Landis, once a teammate of 7-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, has issued new allegations against the cycling great. In fact, Landis called doping in cycling "systematic," in a Wall Street Journal report. Floryd Landis was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France win over doping, then fought the allegation for four years. He even lied about his actions in his 2007 book, "Positively False," in which he also said he had no evidence that Lance Armstrong had used performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). However, he has since changed his tune, and not only...
  • Sen. Rockefeller Tells Neil Armstrong: America's Drive to Explore is Not All 'Glorious'

    05/24/2010 1:05:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies · 1,145+ views
    cns news ^ | 5/24/10 | Nicholas Ballasy, Video Reporter
    ( -- Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Chairman John D. Rockefeller (D.-W.V.) says he is “a substantial skeptic of human spaceflight” and that not all outlets for American exploration are “glorious.” Rockefeller made his remarks during a hearing last week where astronauts Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, and Eugene Cernan, the last man on the moon, testified against President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2011 budget because it would cancel NASA’s Constellation manned space program.