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  • France not seeking sanctions against Armstrong

    04/24/2009 11:45:37 AM PDT · by rawhide · 5 replies · 428+ views
    CBS Sportsline ^ | April 24, 2009
    PARIS -- France's anti-doping agency said Friday it will not seek sanctions against cyclist Lance Armstrong over a dispute with a drug tester, ending speculation that he could be barred from the Tour de France. The AFLD agency said in a statement that it "decided to take into consideration the athlete's written explanations" and will not open disciplinary procedures. The anti-doping agency has said the American cyclist did not fully cooperate with a drug tester who showed up at Armstrong's home in France to collect blood, urine and hair samples on March 17. Armstrong had said he feared the agency...
  • Lance Armstrong, girlfriend Anna Hansen announce they're expecting

    12/24/2008 8:53:46 AM PST · by em2vn · 35 replies · 6,575+ views
    examiner.com ^ | 12-23-08 | James Raia,
    Lance Armstrong will soon have four children to go along with his seven Tour de France titles. Armstrong, 37, and his girlfriend Anna Hansen, 28, have announced they’re expecting a child next year. "Anna and I are thrilled to confirm that we are expecting in June and our families are ecstatic and grateful," Armstrong said via a statement. "We are very much looking forward to what 2009 brings on many fronts. We appreciate respecting our privacy, as we are both eager to celebrate the holidays as a family." The expected child of Armstrong and his girlfriend is via natural pregnancy.
  • Louis Armstrong: "niger, illegitimus" -- and baptized Catholic

    12/23/2008 9:32:29 AM PST · by NYer · 44 replies · 1,568+ views
    Deacon's Bench ^ | December 23, 2008 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    Over at McNamara's Blog, Patrick McNamara has found another surprising bit of Catholic trivia, about one of the great popular jazz artists of the 20th century: According to his own, cherished tradition, Louis Armstrong was an all-American jazz baby, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on the Fourth of July 1900. He believed this to the end of his days, and so did everyone else, until a baptismal certificate confirming his actual birth date as August 4, 1901, surfaced and in the name of scholarship silenced one of the happiest legends in American popular music. Exactly three weeks after his birth,...
  • World asked to help craft online charter for religious harmony

    11/14/2008 4:50:36 PM PST · by MountainLoop · 60 replies · 1,331+ views
    Breitbart ^ | November 14, 2008 | AFP
    A website launched Friday with the backing of technology industry and Hollywood elite urges people worldwide to help craft a framework for harmony between all religions. The Charter for Compassion project on the Internet at www.charterforcompassion.org springs from a "wish" granted this year to religious scholar Karen Armstrong at a premier Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) conference in California. "Tedizens" include Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin along with other Internet icons as well as celebrities such as Forest Whittaker and Cameron Diaz. Wishes granted at TED envision ways to better the world and come with a promise that...
  • Lance Armstrong confirms cycling comeback starting with Tour Down Under in January

    09/24/2008 10:31:22 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 15 replies · 435+ views
    Telegraph ^ | September 24, 2008
    Lance Armstrong has confirmed that he will return to professional cycling next year and seek an eighth Tour de France win while promoting a global cancer awareness campaign. "I have decided to race my bicycle again," said Armstrong, 37, a survivor of testicular cancer, as he launched the Live Strong Global Awareness Campaign in New York. "With this campaign we feel that by racing the bicycle all over the world, beginning in Australia, ending in France at the global summit, it is the best way to promote this initiative, it's the best way to get the word out." Earlier, the...
  • Anne Armstrong dies at 80

    07/30/2008 9:53:27 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 19 replies · 290+ views
    Corpus Christi Caller Times ^ | July 30, 2008 | Jaime Powell
    South Texas political legend Anne Legendre Armstrong, 80, died of cancer in a Houston hospice early this morning, her office has confirmed. Armstrong, a former U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain and sitting Kenedy County Commissioner, played a conquering role in Republican politics as a national leader of the party, serving as a cabinet-level adviser to Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford and an adviser to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush on foreign intelligence. As news of her death spread among close friends and political associates Wednesday morning, Vice President Dick Cheney, a regular visitor to the Armstrong Ranch...
  • (Texas) Republican Leader (Dr. Robin Armstrong) Downplaying Race

    06/29/2008 1:35:07 PM PDT · by anymouse · 11 replies · 215+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 28, 2008 | ALAN BERNSTEIN
    Friendswood physician Robin Armstrong, a former medical missionary in Africa, recently was re-elected vice chairman of the Texas Republican Party, the only black person to serve in one of the state party's top two positions during the 20th and 21st centuries. Q: Affirmative action, what about that? A: I don't think it's a policy that's really necessary, and I think Barack Obama is a good example of that. People generally want to be helpful to minorities and want to see them succeed on their own. Sure, racism is out there, but I don't think that is the majority of people...
  • Armstrong tells kids he would go to moon again

    07/10/2007 7:22:42 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 10 replies · 321+ views
    msnbc.com ^ | 07/10/07 | Ian Deitch
    JERUSALEM - Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, answered questions from Israeli children Tuesday in his first visit to the Holy Land, showing animation and energy in discussing the feelings and justification for space travel. Armstrong was invited by a local investment company to lecture on the subject of motivation. In the morning, he visited the Space and Technology Museum in Haifa, where he talked to a group of children, museum spokeswoman Ahuva Kfir said. Armstrong, 77, was the first astronaut to walk on the surface of the moon, landing there on July 20, 1969. He has stayed...
  • LeMond Steals the Show, Accuses Landis Camp of Harassment

    05/18/2007 12:15:10 PM PDT · by Cagey · 24 replies · 581+ views
    AP via Excite News ^ | 5-18-2007 | EDDIE PELLS
    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) -A tip for all potential arbitration witnesses out there: Never take the mike after Greg LeMond. The three-time Tour de France winner stole the show at the Floyd Landis hearing Thursday during a short, explosive bit of testimony filled with talk of sexual abuse, blackmail and backstabbing that led to the on-the-spot firing of Landis' business manager. It was Landis who asked for this hearing to be public, though he couldn't have expected a scene like this to break out. And though it's hard to know what impact these blockbusters had on the arbitrators, it will be...
  • Cyclist Floyd Landis Says Anti-Doping Agency Offered Deal to Implicate Lance Armstrong

    05/11/2007 5:24:02 AM PDT · by pikachu · 32 replies · 1,433+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | 11 May 2007 | foxnews.com
    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — Floyd Landis claims the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's lead attorney approached his lawyer offering "the shortest suspension they'd ever given an athlete" if Landis provided information that implicated Lance Armstrong for doping. At a news conference Thursday to preview his upcoming arbitration hearing, Landis said he made the Armstrong allegations public not because he planned to use it as evidence when testimony begins Monday, but to show the lengths USADA will go to in prosecuting athletes. "It was offensive at best," Landis said. "It speaks to the character of the prosecution." The 2006 Tour de France champion...
  • Cycling star gets stuck in muck - Lance Armstrong ruins swimming hole but "Cares about the planet"

    10/06/2006 1:29:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies · 3,518+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 6, 2006 | LISA FALKENBERG
    DEAD MAN'S HOLE — When Lance Armstrong, the famous cancer-slayer and Tour de France champion, bought a 200-acre ranch in the Texas Hill Country several years ago, his neighbors didn't expect any trouble. Despite his fame, they figured they had something in common with the star cyclist, who was drawn to this countryside about 40 miles west of Austin for the same reasons they all were: the breathtaking landscape, the privacy of the hills and, above all, a shimmering emerald pool hidden deep in the embrace of a fern-draped limestone grotto. Armstrong was so taken with the pool, called Dead...
  • 2 of Armstrong's former teammates admit to using EPO

    09/12/2006 2:06:14 PM PDT · by fortunecookie · 16 replies · 699+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | September 12, 2006
    September 12, 2006 NEW YORK (AP) -- Two of Lance Armstrong's former teammates said they used a performance-enhancing drug when they were getting ready for the 1999 Tour de France, according to a newspaper report. Frankie Andreu, a 39-year-old former team captain, and another teammate who requested anonymity because he still works in cycling, told The New York Times they used EPO in preparation for the 1999 race, when Armstrong won the first of his seven titles in cycling's biggest race.
  • NASA can't find original tape of moon landing

    08/15/2006 8:01:02 PM PDT · by Lokibob · 52 replies · 1,263+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mon Aug 14, 2006 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government has misplaced the original recording of the first moon landing, including astronaut Neil Armstrong's famous "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," a NASA spokesman said on Monday.
  • In Armstrong's cycling world, paranoia and fear reign

    08/06/2006 7:17:06 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 32 replies · 1,667+ views
    KVUE Austin - Channel 24 ^ | August 5, 2006 | Michael Grabell and Cathy Harasta
    Posted on Sat, Aug. 05, 2006 In Armstrong's cycling world, paranoia and fear reign The Dallas Morning News By Michael Grabell and Cathy Harasta DALLAS - Lance Armstrong rose to sporting power in a world where paranoia ruled. He had his meals delivered in a blue cooler during his final Tour de France for fear of sabotage. His team drove miles to dump its trash, knowing that the moment it threw something away, someone else would pick through it. And former cyclists still active in the sport were so worried about the power the seven-time tour winner wielded that they...
  • New Finding Challenges Tour Champ’s Claim (Landis - Tour De France)

    08/01/2006 9:21:24 AM PDT · by jdm · 55 replies · 1,581+ views
    NY Times ^ | 8-1-06 | Juliet Macur
    Tests performed on the cyclist Floyd Landis’s initial urine sample showed that some of the testosterone in his body had come from an external source and was not produced by his system, according to a person at the International Cycling Union with knowledge of the results. That finding contradicts what Landis has claimed in his defense since the disclosure last week that he had tested positive for an elevated ratio of testosterone to epitestosterone during the Tour de France. During a news conference in Madrid on Friday, Landis said, “We will explain to the world why this is not a...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 07-24-2006

    07/24/2006 9:07:17 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 1 replies · 257+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 07-24-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. Floyd Landis won the maillot jaune What's more, he did it on his own Winning Stage seventeen The best comeback I've seen After Lance, you can still hear France moan
  • The Eagle has broken - first men on Moon used pen to fix lander: report

    07/24/2006 6:27:33 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 15 replies · 394+ views
    spacedaily.com ^ | 07/24/06
    The first men on the Moon had to use a pen to fix a broken switch on their lunar module and return home to Earth, British newspaper the Daily Mirror reported Monday ahead of a new television documentary. Neil Armstrong, the first man on the Moon, and Buzz Aldrin, his fellow astronaut, accidentally snapped off the switch of a circuit breaker, and found they could not take off without it. Aldrin then jammed a ballpoint pen into the hole where the switch had been, allowing the astronauts' lunar module Eagle to leave the surface of the Moon. According to the...
  • Apollo 11 Moon Landing Anniversary

    07/21/2006 7:54:52 PM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 3 replies · 452+ views
    NASA ^ | 7-21-06 | NASA
    NASA posted an interesting account from the 1st moon landing for the anniversary of this historic mission on 07/20/1969 + audio link
  • The DeLay dilemma: What will voters do?

    07/09/2006 9:44:44 AM PDT · by anymouse · 11 replies · 954+ views
    Galveston Daily News ^ | July 9, 2006 | TJ Aulds
    During a pitcher of beer at the Magnolia Creek Golf Links in League City the conversation quickly turned to local politics. In particular the talked centered on the ongoing saga involving Tom DeLay and his former congressional district. Last week, a federal judge ruled the former House majority leader’s name would have to remain on the ballot despite DeLay’s efforts to move out of the state and a declaration by the state Republican Party he was no longer eligible to remain the party’s nominee in November. It was a victory for Texas Democrats who sued the state Republican Party to...
  • Armstrong drops defamation lawsuits

    07/08/2006 5:12:41 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 5 replies · 1,069+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | Thursday, July 6, 2006
    PARIS -- Lance Armstrong dropped defamation lawsuits in France after winning three legal battles elsewhere over doping accusations. Donald Manasse and Christian Charriere-Bournazel, Armstrong's lawyers in France, said Thursday the seven-time Tour de France champion had instructed them to "dismiss all pending actions." That means a trial set to start in October against the authors of the book "LA Confidential: The Secrets of Lance Armstrong" will not proceed. The book accused Armstrong of using banned substances, a claim he has always denied. "I think we're 10-0 in lawsuits right now," Armstrong said Thursday. "My life is not about that anymore....
  • STOCK SHOCK IN PAST OF DEM HOPEFUL'S AIDE (Ko-so-la!)

    06/29/2006 7:46:37 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 7 replies · 645+ views
    NY Post ^ | 29 June 06 | Deborah Orin
    June 29, 2006 -- IMAGINE the out rage, especially from the Left, if President Bush were to hire an Internet guru who had a past as a Web shill for a worthless dot-com stock. Nope, Bush hasn't - but "un-Hillary" 2008 Democratic prospect Mark Warner did just that when he hired Jerome Armstrong and has no plans to fire him, despite new revelations about his past. The Post's Roddy Boyd recently reported that after a Securities and Exchange Commission probe, Armstrong agreed to a December 2003 SEC settlement that permanently bans him from stock-touting. ---snip---- Several Dem activists were startled...
  • KOS - Armstrong Blogola Scandal

    06/26/2006 9:36:03 AM PDT · by khnyny · 13 replies · 944+ views
    Outside The Beltway ^ | June 20, 2006 | James Joyner
    Kos - Armstrong Blogola Scandal By James Joyner Dan Riehl has done some digging and found that myDD’s Jerome Armstrong received rather significant payments from his work as a political consultant on Jon Corzine’s successful campaign for NJ governor. While Tim Worstall has a point when he observes that, “with the amount of cash that swills through American politics, they actually look like very small sums,” they’re pretty hefty for amateur consulting services. (A recent MSNBC story has Armstrong describing his role in the Mark Warner campaign as handling “anything that deals with the Internet or technology, especially with the...
  • Brooks 1, Kos 0: Markos, Speak Up! (Leftie turns on Kos)

    06/25/2006 6:21:47 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 53 replies · 1,973+ views
    Huffington Post ^ | 6/25/06 | Jesse Kornbluth
    We spent Saturday at the Ice Grottos. After a week in Aspen, we're finally acclimated to breathing at 8,000+ feet, so this was a glorious day, the best so far --- we read for hours on the shore of a mountain stream as our daughter played with dolls in the sand. So it wasn't until after dinner that I logged on and saw the David Brooks column that makes Markos Moulitsas Zúniga, proprietor of DailyKos.com, look as smarmy as Karl Rove. My wife, Karen Collins, is a devoted Kossack and a frequent poster on the site's message boards, so I...
  • Armstrong threatened my life, claims LeMond

    06/25/2006 8:33:37 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 54 replies · 2,150+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 25 June 06 | Not given
    Former Tour de France champion Greg LeMond has claimed that he was threatened by fellow American Lance Armstrong for having criticised the seven-time race winner's association with a doctor implicated in doping affairs. LeMond, who won the Tour de France in 1986, 1989, 1990, said that he had come under pressure from Armstrong and his circle of friends after saying in 2001 that he was disappointed at the Texan cyclist's association with Italian sports doctor Michele Ferrari. LeMond said Sunday that the threats continued after 2001. "Lance threatened me. He threatened my wife, my business, my life," LeMond told French...
  • Lance reportedly admitted using EPO in 1996

    06/23/2006 8:45:51 AM PDT · by Carling · 57 replies · 1,580+ views
    FoxSports ^ | 6/23/06 | Staff
    Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong admitted in 1996 he took banned drugs including EPO when he was receiving cancer treatment, according to a Friday report in the French daily LeMonde. "According to new testimonies gathered from October 2005 to January 2006 by a court in Dallas, the seven-time Tour de France winner told a Indiana University Hospital doctor on October 28, 1996 he had taken performance-enhancing drugs," Le Monde said.
  • A hopefully-useful Kos-Armstrong timeline

    06/21/2006 9:46:34 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 2 replies · 195+ views
    NRO - TKS ^ | 06/20 09:38 AM | Jim Geraghty
    On the right half of the blogosphere, "Kos-ola" is the buzzword of the moment. After reading James Joyner's detailed thoughts, I thought a timeline might be in order. In an effort to cut through the hype, rumors, and whispers, here's how it went down, quoting the central players themselves: DEAN December 2002: Dean Campaign Manager Joe Trippi invites Jerome Armstrong, creator of MyDD.com, to Burlington, Vermont to assist the Dean campaign. (Armstrong's account) January 2003: Jerome Armstrong and Markos Moulitsas, creator of Daily Kos, form Armstrong Zuniga, a political consulting firm. June 2003: Trippi hires Moulitsas, and Armstrong, for consulting...
  • Trouble in Kosistan?

    06/18/2006 11:49:41 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 1 replies · 617+ views
    The New Republic The Plank ^ | 06.16.06 | Michael Crowley and Jason Zengerle
    Uh oh. The rumblings about "Kosola" (i.e. Kos's and his friend and collaborator Jerome Armstrong's financial relationships with certain politicians) have migrated from various blog comments sections to Salon to, now, The New York Times, where the Opinionator formerly known as Chris Suellentrop lays them all out (behind the TimesSelect wall, alas). Most significantly, Suellentrop links the work Kos and Armstrong have done hyping Howard Dean, Sherrod Brown, and now Mark Warner (while one or both were on said pol's payroll) to an episode from Armstrong's past. Sullentrop notes that: some people . . . compare the blog boomlet they...
  • Zarqawi's Final Atrocities

    06/08/2006 2:17:06 PM PDT · by MikeA · 122 replies · 5,449+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 06/08/06 | Richard Minitier
    If you are looking for the legacy of Abu Musab al Zarqawi, do not look in the concrete rubble of so-called safe house in Baqubah that became his final resting place. Instead, look less than 10 miles to the west, on the side of the road in the desert town of Hadid, for a pile of cardboard banana boxes. Inside those boxes were nine human heads. Some of the heads still had their blindfolds on. Iraqi police are still attempting to identify the murdered men. Days earlier, in Baquba, Iraqi police found another eight severed heads. One of those heads...
  • Delegates Back Border Barrier

    06/05/2006 11:03:48 PM PDT · by anymouse · 7 replies · 376+ views
    Star-Telegram ^ | June 04, 2006 | JOHN MORITZ
    SAN ANTONIO -- Texas Republicans wrapped up their two-day convention in the Alamo City on Saturday by adopting a party platform demanding that a "physical barrier" be built along the Rio Grande. Continuing a theme that emerged from the convention podium Friday, the state's two U.S. senators vowed to resist any effort to grant amnesty to undocumented immigrants. And they blamed the federal government, which has been under full Republican control since the 2002 elections, for neglecting border security. "Make no mistake, this is the responsibility of our federal government," Sen. John Cornyn told the 10,000-plus delegates in the Henry...
  • GOP Convention Pushes Unity Among Delegates - State business tax and border issue divide party

    06/05/2006 10:28:59 PM PDT · by anymouse · 1 replies · 286+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 4, 2006 | R.G. RATCLIFFE - r.g.ratcliffe@chron.com
    SAN ANTONIO - Gov. Rick Perry's forces fended off an effort Saturday at the Texas Republican Convention to call for a repeal of the new business tax that Perry pushed through the Legislature to pay for public school property tax cuts. ''The Texas Republican Party has now had a vigorous debate and endorsed the Legislature's action,'' said Perry. ''I am honored to have the continued trust and support of grassroots Republicans.'' But the contentious nature of the debate and the fact almost 45 percent of the convention voted in favor of a platform plank calling for the business tax's repeal...
  • Highlights from Texas Republican convention

    06/03/2006 9:48:18 PM PDT · by anymouse · 76 replies · 2,037+ views
    SAN ANTONIO - The Republican Party of Texas elected a new vice chairman Saturday, choosing Dr. Robin Armstrong, the first black to hold the position since Reconstruction. Armstrong, an internal medicine doctor from Dickinson, said he grew up in a household of Democrats but became a Republican in 1989 at age 19. His decision was associated with his religious faith, he said, because he became a "born-again believer." "My philosophy is more conservative," Armstrong said, explaining that his opposition to abortion was a key issue in his party choice. He said he has been an active Republican at the local...
  • Lance Armstrong to run in N.Y. Marathon

    04/21/2006 1:44:45 AM PDT · by RushCrush · 8 replies · 517+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4-20-06 | Reuters
    LONDON (Reuters) - Seven times Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong will make his marathon debut in the New York City race on November 5, New York Road Runners president Mary Wittenberg said on Thursday. ADVERTISEMENT Armstrong, 34, set his record winning streak after he had been diagnosed with cancer and given less than a 50 percent chance of survival. "I was thrilled to learn late last night of Lance's decision to run the New York City marathon," Wittenberg said in a statement. "A bit like winning the lottery after you thought you had lost. "Lance epitomizes both the American...
  • NASA Honors Neil Armstrong With Exploration Award

    04/19/2006 12:01:40 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 7 replies · 572+ views
    NASA.gov (excerpt) ^ | April 18, 2006
    Excerpt - "Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed." The words of Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11 commander and the first human to set foot on the moon, told a tense and waiting Earth that humans had finally reached the lunar surface. It was July 20, 1969. With fuel running low and computers sounding alarms, Armstrong had taken manual control of the lunar module Eagle and piloted it past a boulder-strewn field to a safe landing. Now he and his crewmate Buzz Aldrin were sitting on the moon, with Mike Collins orbiting above in the command module. Armstrong's words from...
  • Armstrong to drive Indy 500 pace car

    04/04/2006 1:35:38 PM PDT · by Kimmers · 11 replies · 358+ views
    Armstrong to drive Indy 500 pace car Indianapolis, April 4, 2006 -- Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong will pace the field this year at the 90th Indianapolis 500. Armstrong, who was treated for cancer in Indianapolis before becoming a champion cyclist, will drive the 2006 Chevrolet Corvette to start the race on May 28. "All I can say is that when we got the phone call to ask if I was interested in driving the Pace Car at Indy, it was a very short conversation," said Armstrong. "It was like: 'Are you kidding? Of course.' It is a...
  • Universities Under Fire

    02/24/2006 11:48:38 AM PST · by JSedreporter · 11 replies · 863+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | Feb. 24, 2006 | Julia A. Seymour
    Two prominent Pennsylvania universities, Penn State and Temple, were sued Wednesday by the Alliance Defense Fund on behalf of PSU student Alfred Joseph (A.J.) Fluehr and Temple student Christian M. DeJohn. Both legal complaints were filed at the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia.
  • Inside the Shooting at the Ranch

    02/19/2006 6:18:08 PM PST · by wjersey · 69 replies · 2,335+ views
    TIME ^ | 2/19/2006 | John Cloud
    What really happened in the brushy South Texas wild that day? How one shot turned a genteel quail hunt into a political crisis? The delicate and the dangerous meet in the ranch lands of South Texas. In the winter, quail gather in the soft gold of prairie sedge, but snakes, scorpions and wild-boar-like javelina lurk too. In 1999 a fourth-generation South Texas rancher named Tobin Armstrong testified before Congress that he sometimes found illegal immigrants dead of dehydration in the unforgiving brush of his 49,300-acre ranch. It was there that Vice President Dick Cheney, out with a hunting party that...
  • Lance Armstrong vs. Sheryl Crow: George W. Bush to Blame?

    02/14/2006 6:16:50 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 117 replies · 5,517+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | February 12, 2006 | Tina Simms
    Lance Armstrong and Sheryl Crow have said all the right things so far as the speculation for their break shifts gears. One tabloid even examines that it may be President George W. Bush's fault as Lance is a Bush fan while Sheryl is a Bush basher. The Star details that a friend of the singer said they knew the bust up was coming. "Sheryl said Lance didn't just support Bush, - he'd go off and fight if the President asked him too. Bush and Armstrong in Aug 2005*** Recall Crow sported a "War is not the answer," tee-shirt last July...
  • Double-Barrelled Blast: GMA Floats Cheney Cover-Up, Doubts VP's Account

    02/13/2006 5:16:58 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 176 replies · 4,014+ views
    GMA/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein on February 13, 2006 - 08:06 Good Morning America took took a double-barrelled blast at the Vice President Cheney this morning over his accidental shooting of a quail-hunting companion, suggesting the White House might have tried to cover up the incident, and also calling into question his version of events. GMA did at first describe the accident as having occurred because the victim, attorney Harry Whittington, failed to observe the quail-hunting rule by which hunters remain in a single line as they advance, indicating that the accident occurred after Whittington left the line to retrieve a bird...
  • Lance Armstrong To Stand Trial

    12/15/2005 11:34:16 AM PST · by CAWats · 18 replies · 1,160+ views
    SI.COM ^ | 12/15/2005 | cawats
    ROME (AP) -- Lance Armstrong has been ordered to stand trial in Italy on charges of defaming cyclist Filippo Simeoni. Armstrong's lawyer in Italy, Enrico Nan, said Thursday that the seven-time Tour de France champion was indicted Wednesday and scheduled to go to trial March 7. Nan said Armstrong does not face jail time, but could be fined if convicted.
  • The Beatles top Variety 100-year entertainment poll

    10/14/2005 5:38:44 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 53 replies · 909+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10-14-05 | Anon
    The Beatles were singled out on Friday as the most influential entertainers of the past 100 years, beating out the likes of Elvis Presley, Charlie Chaplin and Mickey Mouse, according to a survey conducted by show business newspaper Variety. Behind the Fab Four's first-place finish, were in alphabetical order: jazz pioneer Louis Armstrong, television comedienne Lucille Ball, movie legends Humphrey Bogart, Marlon Brando, Charlie Chaplin, James Dean and Marilyn Monroe, cartoon hero Mickey Mouse and singers Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. Variety said the Beatles were named "Icons of the Century" because they were the entertainment personalities who made the...
  • Lance won't ride in 2006

    09/15/2005 8:08:17 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 49 replies · 1,023+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | 15 September 2005 | Suzanne Halliburton
    Lance Armstrong, fed up with what he described as the "crooks and criminals" influencing his sport, said Thursday he will not end his retirement and return to the Tour de France. "I've got my kids, my fiancée, my work. Upon further review, why should I come back and deal with crooks and criminals and people like Dick Pound, who have no ethics," Armstrong told the Austin American-Statesman. Armstrong, the seven-time Tour de France champion, and Pound, the director of the World Anti-Doping Agency, have been clashing for years. After taking over WADA, Pound described cycling as one of the dirtiest...
  • Armstrong is contemplating a comeback... Armstrong said. "it's the best way to piss the French off."

    09/06/2005 10:12:41 AM PDT · by JWAVILA · 43 replies · 1,155+ views
    Austin American-Stateman ^ | Tuesday, September 06, 2005 | Susan Halliburton
    Cycling champion Lance Armstrong is engaged to rock star Sheryl Crow and is considering coming out of retirement to try for an eighth consecutive Tour de France victory, he told the Austin American-Statesman on Monday. Since Armstrong and Crow have been living together for 18 months, their engagement may have been expected, though the couple has been dispelling breakup rumors since May. But a spring wedding followed by a summer Tour? "I'm thinking about it," Armstrong said. "I'm thinking it's the best way to piss (the French) off." Armstrong said he has entertained the idea for only the past two...
  • Armstrong Gets Backing From USA Cycling

    08/26/2005 4:25:32 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 75 replies · 945+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Aug 26, 7:09 PM EDT | By JIM VERTUNO
    Lance Armstrong received strong backing Friday from cycling's domestic governing body, which said accusations against the seven-time Tour de France champion are "completely without credibility." "Preposterous is a strong word, but it is warranted in this case," said Gerard Bisceglia, chief executive officer of USA Cycling. * * * "Lance Armstrong is one of the most tested athletes in the history of sport and he has come up clean every single time," Bisceglia said. "This kind of years-ago testing of a single sample with new technology is completely without credibility." * * * "What's worse is that Lance cannot defend...
  • Tour King Armstrong Labelled Drug Cheat (French Paper: 1999 TDF Drug Tests Come Back EPO Positive)

    08/23/2005 9:49:25 AM PDT · by news blogger · 74 replies · 1,887+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | 8/24/05 | Jackie Magnay
    The champion cyclist Lance Armstrong took the banned hormone EPO during his first Tour De France victory in 1999, the French newspaper L' Equipe has reported.The claim was based on retrospective testing of the American's urine. The test samples were recently analysed by the French labratory at Chatnenay-Malabry.L' Equipe said the lab had frozen the samples at the time because the test for EPO was still in its infancy and cosidered unreliable. The new testing showed 12 positive cases, six of which were Armstrong's.It is unclear why this testing took place now, given that the EPO test has existed for...
  • France out to get Armstrong for years, says Indurain (New Doping Allegations - French BARF Alert!)

    08/23/2005 9:45:20 AM PDT · by dl5192 · 19 replies · 1,085+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 8/23/05 | Reuters
    France out to get Armstrong for years, says Indurain MADRID, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Five-times Tour de France winner Miguel Indurain says the accusations of doping made by sports newspaper L'Equipe against Lance Armstrong are part of a campaign designed to discredit the American rider. "They have been out to get him in France for a number of years," Indurain was quoted as saying on the website todociciclismo.com on Tuesday. "He's the one who knows about it, but it seems wrong that they are starting to dig over tests from years ago. "It's all very strange and I don't know...
  • Bush tests his mettle in bike ride with Armstrong

    08/20/2005 7:33:50 PM PDT · by kromike · 42 replies · 1,501+ views
    MyWay.com ^ | Aug 20, 4:27 PM (ET) | Caren Bohan
    CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - President George W. Bush, an avid mountain biker, got a chance to test his mettle against cycling superstar Lance Armstrong on Saturday. The seven-time Tour de France champion joined the president for a two-hour, 17-mile trek through the canyons and river-crossings of Bush's 1,600-acre Texas ranch. Armstrong, a fellow Texan and Bush friend who nonetheless disagrees with the president on the Iraq war, called it a "dream scenario" to cycle with the president. While many Americans wonder what attracts Bush to the Prairie Chapel ranch, where is he spending the month of August, Armstrong said he...
  • Lance Armstrong: The Ride of a Lifetime (interview on OLN TV)

    08/02/2005 3:58:20 PM PDT · by nutmeg · 10 replies · 621+ views
    OLNTV.com ^ | OLN TV
    Join OLN for an exclusive interview with Lance Armstrong after his record 7th Tour de France victory. Lance gives the final say on the team, his rivals and plans for retirement.If this interview is like last year's, it will (hopefully) be conducted by Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen.The interview runs on OLN TV *tonight* Tuesday, August 2: 8-9pm and again at 11pm-12am.Part 2 of the interview runs on OLN TV on Saturday, August 6: 8-9pm and again on Sunday, August 7, 12am-1am.
  • Armstrong great but not greatest, say former champions

    07/25/2005 1:45:55 PM PDT · by jazzo · 139 replies · 3,026+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 07/2/5/2005 | Reuters
    LONDON, July 25 (Reuters) - Former Tour de France winners Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain were generous in their praise of seven-times champion Lance Armstrong but refused to call him the greatest cyclist ever. Armstrong, 33, ended his career with an unprecedented seventh consecutive victory in the race on Sunday, and climbed off the podium for the final time saying "Vive le Tour forever". "We can say that he has been the best cyclist of his generation, but we shouldn't make the error of comparing his achievements to other eras as each one is different and each has its own...
  • Armstrong relinquishes his brutal grip on Europe's Tour

    07/25/2005 2:10:07 AM PDT · by konaice · 52 replies · 1,745+ views
    Times On Line ^ | July 25, 2005 | Owen Slot
    Armstrong relinquishes his brutal grip on Europe's Tour By Owen Slot Why the end of the seven-time winner's reign is good for the race SO THE king is dead. The Tour has lost its most successful rider, its superstar, its most mystical character and you will not see many rock or film stars left hanging around now that he is gone. Never forget that Lance Armstrong rode not only for cancer sufferers, but to save the Tour de France. The Tour hit its nadir in 1998 with the Festina doping affair. The publicity was murderous, the court cases occupied more...
  • Armstrong Doesn’t See Kerry as a Bicyclist

    07/24/2005 5:22:19 PM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 6 replies · 518+ views
    Armstrong Doesn’t See Kerry as a Bicyclist Sunday, July 24, 2005 (SAINT-ETIENNE, France) Lance Armstrong does not think that Sen. John Kerry would make a terrific bicyclist but fears he'll try anyway. During his warmup for Saturday's time trial, the Texan watched the Democrat from Massachusetts who was sitting in the back seat of a black Peugeot limousine under the Eiffel Tower. Armstrong listed the Senator's losing qualities. "What made him so awful during the presidential election was the lack of focus, discipline, intelligence and strategic ability-- his inability to just take it on and go," Armstrong said. Those qualities...