Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $52,305
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 59%!! Thank you all very much for your continuing support!

Keyword: armstrong

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • 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 ^ | 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 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 11 May 2007 |
    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 ^ | 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....