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  • Burnside Watstein LGBT Awards celebrate historic year in Virginia [Virginia Commonwealth University]

    11/05/2014 9:48:01 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 2 replies
    Virginia Commonwealth University VCU News ^ | 5 November 2014 | Megan Schmidt, VCU University Public Affairs
    Burnside Watstein LGBT Awards celebrate historic year in Virginia [Virginia Commonwealth University VCU] By Megan Schmidt University Public Affairs (804) 827-0218 Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 “Oct. 6, 2014, marked the day that love won in Virginia.” Leticia Flores, former director of the Virginia Commonwealth University Center for Psychological Services and Development, choked up as she delivered her acceptance speech at the 2014 Burnside Watstein Award ceremony. She was referencing the Supreme Court’s decision to let stand the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling allowing same-sex marriage in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin and Virginia. “I’m sorry. I get emotional....
  • The contest is over! And the winners are[Site Picks The Best Aerial Drone Photos]

    07/11/2014 3:31:08 PM PDT · by Theoria · 8 replies ^ | 11 July 2014 |
    Winners of the 2014 Dronestagram Photo Contest have finally been selected! Picking winners was a very difficult task especially because of the great quality of the photos that have been submitted. We tried to reward the photos that show the best the fantastic potential offered by drones in terms of image. It’s been an amazing first edition with many photos entered from everywhere in the world. Thank you all for joining in.We would like to extend a special thanks to our contest sponsors National Geograpic, Go Pro, Picanova, Droneshop and Parrot for generously offering amazing gifts !Are you one of...
  • Santa Cruz teen wins NASA video contest award

    05/30/2014 7:01:09 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 7 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 5/22/14 | Jessica A. York
    In March, while scouring through her math teacher's pile of projects, Anna Olson was attracted to the sciences section, and discovered NASA's 2014 educational "REEL Science Communications" video contest. In a two-week period, Olson pulled together two different contest entries, with a little help from dad and movie producer Gregory T. Olson's green screen, brother Geoffrey Olson's guitar-strumming skills and fact-checking by older brother Alec Olson, who works in a lab at UC Davis. The Pacific Collegiate School student reviewed her video entries, posted on YouTube during an interview at her school. She pointed out that her winning entry had...
  • Rush Limbaugh Named Kids' Author of the Year

    05/15/2014 6:43:19 PM PDT · by lbryce · 33 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 15, 2014 | Hector Tobar
    Rush Limbaugh, the conservative radio commentator who is a kind of a boogeyman to liberals, was honored Wednesday night with a children’s book award. Limbaugh won the Author of the Year prize in the Children’s Choice Book Awards for his book “Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans.” In accepting the award, Limbaugh was typically combative (if somewhat more subtly than usual standards). “I love America. I wish everybody did,” he said. “I hope everybody will. It's one of the most fascinating stories in human history ... and it's a delight and it's an opportunity to...
  • University of Chicago Economist Who Studies Media Receives Clark Medal

    04/18/2014 8:38:00 PM PDT · by firebrand · 2 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4/18/2014 | Nelson D. Schwartz
    Matthew Gentzkow, an economics professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business who has done innovative work analyzing issues like bias in the press and the impact of media on society, has been awarded the 2014 John Bates Clark Medal, the American Economic Association announced Thursday.
  • Catholic Relief Services pro-abortion grantee wins UN Population Fund Award

    04/17/2014 2:42:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Kirsten Andersen
    BALTIMORE, MD, April 17, 2014 ( – A pro-abortion grantee of Catholic Relief Services has been announced as the winner of the 2014 United Nations Population Award. The award is given to organizations that demonstrate outstanding effectiveness in population control efforts, including contraception, sterilization and abortion. The grantee, Jhpiego, is a non-profit health organization affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. According to CRS’ 990s for 2012, the U.S. bishops’ organization gave Jhpiego a grant of $282,356 that year for “health.” As part of their work, the group has spearheaded national campaigns in the developing world to promote the abortifacient morning-after pill....
  • Farrow, After Three Days on the Air, Receives Cronkite Award

    02/26/2014 4:17:40 PM PST · by mykroar · 43 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 2/26/14 | Andrew Johnson
    His first television show has only been on the air for three days, but Ronan Farrow is already winning awards for his journalistic work. Reach the World, a global education group, will honor the 26-year-old Farrow with its annual Cronkite Award for Excellence in Exploration and Journalism.
  • Democrat Politicians and Union President Accept Communist Awards At Event Held In Public High School

    01/14/2014 5:24:02 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    The Bell News ^ | January 8, 2014 | Patch W Adams
    A Democrat State Representative, a former Democrat State Senator and a local Union President walked into a public high school in Connecticut to receive a Communist award. Sounds like the beginning of a bad joke right? I only wish it was… According to an article on the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) News, People’s World, in December of 2013 a Communist award ceremony was held in a New Haven Connecticut public high school auditorium where the Democrat State Rep, Former Democrat State Senator and the local Union President all received awards: >snip "Former state Senator Ed Gomes, a steelworker, state representative...
  • CBS4 Exclusive: Wal-Mart Employee Arrested For Shooting Co-Worker’s Car Over Award

    12/15/2013 8:14:28 AM PST · by Morgana · 35 replies
    CBS ^ | CBS
    DEERFIELD (CBSMiami) — Investigators say bad blood over an employee of the month award at a South Florida Wal-Mart store led to gunfire and criminal charges. According to a Broward Sheriff’s Office arrest report last month’s employee of the month at a Deerfield Beach Wal-Mart store on South Military Trail had her car shot up by a co-worker who was angry after she won the award. Willie Mitchell is charged with discharging a firearm from a vehicle. The Broward Sheriff’s Office said surveillance video from a Wal-Mart parking lot shows Mitchell parking next to a co-worker’s earlier in December. A...
  • Jeb Bush presents undeserving Hillary Clinton with Liberty Medal

    09/14/2013 11:43:03 PM PDT · by iowamark · 75 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 13, 2013 | James Richard Edwards
    On Tuesday September 10, Jeb Bush, chairman of the board for the National Constitution Center and former governor of Florida, presented former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with the group’s annual Liberty Medal. It is widely speculated that both Bush and Clinton will run for their party’s nomination for the presidency in 2016. It is hard to understand why Gov. Bush would want to bolster Secretary Clinton’s credentials in such a way... In fact, following her stint as Secretary of State, it has been argued that America has never been more irrelevant and disrespected on the world stage... She accomplished...
  • Students, faculty to protest Bush award in Denver

    09/09/2013 9:23:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 9, 2013 9:05 AM EDT
    Students, faculty and alumni at the University of Denver plan to protest when the university’s international studies school presents an award to former president George W. Bush. … The Josef Korbel School’s decision has outraged many at the school who fault the 43rd president for starting the war in Iraq and allowing the use of torture on prisoners. …
  • Jeb Bush to give award to Hillary Clinton

    06/27/2013 1:13:51 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 27, 2013 | Emily Goodin
    Jeb Bush will present Hillary Clinton with the 2013 Liberty Medal this fall in Philadelphia. It could be an awkward encounter for the two, both of whom are mentioned as 2016 presidential nominees for their respective parties. Bush, the former Republican governor of Florida, is chairman of the National Constitution Center, which is giving Clinton the award in honor of her career in public service and her advocacy efforts on behalf of women. The former secretary of State is considered the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination in the next presidential election, but has made no political moves since leaving the...
  • US postpones award for Egyptian woman after anti-Semitic tweets surface

    03/07/2013 3:39:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/7/13 | Staff
    The Obama administration is postponing an award for an Egyptian activist who was subjected to a "virginity test" after protesting in Cairo´s Tahrir Square. The State Department had said Samira Ibrahim would be among recipients of an International Women of Courage award presented by Secretary of State John Kerry and first lady Michelle Obama on Friday. Now the State Department says she won´t be honored Friday because of anti-American and anti-Semitic comments on her Twitter account. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Thursday officials will first study the tweets, which include support for attacks against U.S. diplomatic
  • Notorious Anti-Semite to Receive "International Women of Courage Award" from Obama Administration

    03/07/2013 7:44:09 AM PST · by AuntB · 7 replies
    Answering Muslims/Weekly Standard ^ | Mar. 7, 2013 | Answering Muslims/Weekly Standard
    The State Department just issued a press release stating that Secretary of State John Kerry and First Lady Michelle Obama will be honoring Samira Ibrahim with an "International Women of Courage Award." Interestingly, Samira is a Hitler-quoting anti-Semite who says she wants to see America burn. Gotta respect the intelligence of our leaders. What's next for Samira? A Nobel Prize? On Friday March 8, Michelle Obama will join John Kerry at a special ceremony at the State Department to present ten women the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award. The award, says the press release, is given to...
  • The Grover's Choice Award: Jihad Watch wins CPAC award, barred from receiving it

    03/06/2013 8:49:01 AM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 3/6/13 | Robert
    I was surprised and honored that Jihad Watch was among the nominees for the People's Choice Blog Award, sponsored by Right Wing News and, to be awarded at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) 2013. As you can see from the vote above, Jihad Watch won decisively, getting over 50% of the vote in a field of fifteen. And I received confirmation of the victory from one of the organizers of the CPAC blog awards when I asked him when voting officially ended: From: XXXXXXXXX Subject: Re: You've Been Nominated For A People's Choice Award At the CPAC Blogger...
  • Obama's award is from Peres and not from the people of Israel

    02/22/2013 4:37:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 2/22/13 | Carl in Jerusalem
    I'm getting a lot of email asking me how Israel could be awarding its 'highest civilian honor' to the most anti-Israel President of the United States ever, Barack Hussein Obama. Here's some fairly typical coverage from Fox News. Israel will award President Barack Obama the country's Presidential Medal of Distinction during his upcoming visit. Israeli President Shimon Peres' office said Monday that Obama will be recognized for his "unique and significant contribution to strengthening the State of Israel and the security of its citizens." Obama is scheduled to visit Israel in March -- his first as president. Obama has often...
  • Bill Clinton Named 'Father of the Year'

    01/10/2013 7:50:38 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 44 replies
    news max ^ | Jan 9, 2013
    Newsmax Bill Clinton Named 'Father of the Year' Wednesday, January 9, 2013 11:49 PM By: Newsmax Wires Clinton was named the “Father of the Year” by the National Father’s Day Council on Wednesday. "We are extremely honored to have President Clinton accept this award for Father of the Year," said Dan Orwig, Chairman of the National Father`s Day Committee. "With the profound generosity, leadership and tireless dedication to both his public office and many philanthropic organizations, President Clinton exemplifies the attributes that we celebrate through the father of the year award." The awards will be presented at the 72nd Annual...
  • Bill Clinton named 'Father of the Year' (Super duper double barf bag alert!)

    01/09/2013 6:04:39 PM PST · by RochesterNYconservative · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | Jan. 9, 2012 | CAITLIN MCDEVITT
    Clinton was named the “Father of the Year” by the National Father’s Day Council on Wednesday. The group selected Clinton for his “profound generosity, leadership and tireless dedication to both his public office and many philanthropic organizations,” Dan Orwig, chairman of the National Father’s Day Committee, said in the announcement. The award will be presented at a luncheon in June.
  • Barack Obama is Time's Person of the Year

    12/19/2012 7:22:04 AM PST · by HonkyTonkMan · 35 replies
    HLN ^ | December 19, 2012
    President Barack Obama has been named "Time Magazine" Person of the Year. "Time" says the U.S. is in the middle of big changes and President Obama is the symbol of what they call "a new America." "The Protester" was Person of the Year in 2011. President Obama was also on the cover of this anticipated issue of "Time" back in 2008, the year he was first elected to the White House.

    11/21/2012 3:17:00 PM PST · by Steve Newton · 1 replies
    Self ^ | 2012 | Steve Newton
    Title Awarded Thanks to Positive Online Reviews from Community
  • This year's Walter Duranty Award goes to Hilary Mantel

    06/05/2012 7:02:48 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 4 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | June 5, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    The sexual abuse of children is not a "Catholic problem." It is a societal problem. In point of fact, there has been far less less abuse within the Church than there has been across the rest of society. See here. Your children are much safer in the Church than they are in the public schools. But you would never know this to listen to Hilary Mantel, the Booker Prize-winning author who was raised Roman Catholic and educated at a convent school. According to the now enlightened Ms. Mantel, the Catholic Church "is not an institution for respectable people" because the...
  • Times’ Emily Miller wins Mollenhoff Award(DC)

    05/24/2012 5:40:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 23 May, 2012 | NA
    Washington Times Senior Editor for Opinion Emily Miller was awarded the Clark Mollenhoff Award for Investigative Reporting from the Institute on Political Journalism. The Mollenhoff award was given to Ms. Miller for her “Emily Gets Her Gun” series, which ultimately resulted in review of onerous gun regulations by Washington, D.C., officials. Ms. Miller’s work beat out competition from The Wall Street Journal and the Seattle Times, both previous winners of the award. This is the first time The Washington Times has won this award. “Emily Miller’s work exemplifies the guiding principle of our editorial pages, which is that good opinion...
  • First-Grader Born Without Hands Wins Penmanship Award

    04/20/2012 9:05:45 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 4 replies
    Yahoo/ABC News ^ | 4/20/2012 | lauren sher
    Annie Clark, a 7-year-old born without hands but with a can-do spirit, has won a national award for penmanship. The first grader at Wilson Christian Academy in the Pittsburgh-area was awarded the Nicholas Maxim Special Award for Excellent Penmanship at a surprise assembly at her school Wednesday, where she was presented with a trophy and $1,000 prize from Zaner-Bloser, the textbook publishing company that sponsors the contest...
  • Obama Snubbed!

    01/16/2012 5:00:06 AM PST · by Young Werther · 11 replies
    Golden Globes Webste ^ | 1/18/12 | Walt Disney
    Best Actress nominee Charlize Theron (“Young Adult”) turned heads in her plunging Dior Haute Couture gown and vintage Cartier jewels. ...
  • Iowa soldiers win Army award for their invention

    12/05/2011 8:27:27 AM PST · by Free Vulcan · 55 replies
    Radio Iowa ^ | 12.3.11 | Dar Danielson
    Sergeant Winkowski says they didn’t have an ammo carrier to lug the extra bullets and there was a lull when they had to reload. He says they’d seen ammo carriers in movies and decided to gather up some spare parts to build their own. They took an old rucksack frame and stripped it down, welded together a couple of ammo cans and added a speed loading shoot. “We took it out to the range and gave it some testing and it worked out pretty good for us,” Winkowski says, “And so we took it into combat, and we got into...
  • French Government Honors Special Forces Soldiers

    07/27/2011 6:36:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Army Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill
    WASHINGTON, July 26, 2011 – They are used to their deeds pass as unnoticed as their battlefield movements, but six Special Forces soldiers took the limelight here last night to receive a French military award roughly equivalent to the Silver Star. Special Forces soldiers from the 10th Special Forces Group and the 20th Special Forces Group received the French Croix de la Valeur Militaire, roughly analagous to the Silver Star, during a private ceremony at the French ambassador's residence in Washington, D.C., July 25, 2011. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Five...
  • Marlene Duncan Wins NRA 2011 Sybil Ludington Women’s Freedom Award(AZ)

    06/17/2011 5:30:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 16 June, 2011 | NRA
    FAIRFAX, Va. --( The National Rifle Association has selected Marlene Duncan of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, to receive the 2011 Sybil Ludington Women’s Freedom Award. This award recognizes exceptional accomplishments of modern heroines through their legislative activism as well as advocacy, volunteerism, and education of others to the goals of the Second Amendment and the NRA on a national level. For the past 30 years, Duncan’s involvement in and support of the shooting sports and Second Amendment has been invaluable not only to the NRA, but to her community and the many lives that she has touched through her hard...
  • Whistleblowers Call to Rescind Obama’s 'Transparency Award' (rookie Hussein increases secrecy)

    06/15/2011 4:25:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Infozine ^ | 6/14/11
    Whistleblowers Call to Rescind Obama’s 'Transparency Award'Over 20 noted whistleblowers have just released a petition calling for rescinding a "Transparency Award" President Obama recently received. Tuesday, June 14, 2011 :: Staff infoZine Washington, D.C. - infoZine - The signatories including Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the Pentagon Papers; former CIA analyst Raymond McGovern; former Pentagon analyst Lt. Colonel Karen Kwiatkowski; and former National Security Agency analyst Russ Tice. Sibel Edmonds and Coleen Rowley drafted the petition. Edmonds is a former FBI official and whistleblower. Rowley is a former FBI Special Agent and Division Counsel whose May 2002 memo described some of...
  • Two Examiners, one Irregular, get SOF award at SAF reception

    05/12/2011 1:55:31 PM PDT · by marktwain
    Knoxville Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 11 May, 2011 | Liston Matthews
    Saturday night at the NRA annual meetings in Pittsburgh, The Second Amemdment Foundation hosted a Second Amendment blogger reception. One of the highlights of that event was seeing our own David Codrea, National Gun Rights Examiner, and Dave Workman, Seattle Gun Rights Examiner receive the Soldier of Fortune Freedom Award. Mike Vanderboegh, of Sipsey Street Irregulars also received the award. Sharyl Attkisson, of CBS News received the award in absentia. The award was given by Lt. Col. Robert K. Brown, Editor and publisher of Soldier of Fortune Magazine. The award was given because thes individuals have been tireless of their...
  • U.S. Soldier Awarded German Silver Cross of Honor

    04/27/2011 4:36:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | U.S. Army Sgt. Sean Harriman
    Regional Command NorthStory by U.S. Army Sgt. Sean Harriman4th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs Office BALKH, Afghanistan (April 27, 2011) – An American soldier holds the rare distinction of wearing a German Silver Cross of Honor for his actions in coordinating medical evacuation of casualties after a February terrorist attack in northern Afghanistan. German Maj. Gen. Markus Kneip, commander of Regional Command - North, Afghanistan, presented U.S. Army Maj. Robert Federigan, medical operations officer, Headquarters Headquarters Company, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, International Security Assistance Force, with the Silver Bundeswehr (German military) Cross of Honor for outstanding...
  • Obama gets openness award in private

    03/31/2011 1:06:51 PM PDT · by quantim · 42 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Mar 31, 3:55 PM EDT | ERICA WERNER
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama accepted an award for making the government more open and transparent - presented to him behind closed doors with no media coverage or public access allowed. The discrepancy between the honor and the circumstances under which it was delivered bothered open-government advocates in attendance, they said Thursday. They were even more perturbed when they discovered later that the meeting hadn't even been listed on Obama's public schedule, so there was no way for anyone to know about it. "To have such a meeting not be transparent is the height of irony. How absurd can...
  • Obama award for ‘deep commitment’ to transparency postponed

    03/16/2011 3:15:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/16/11 | Steven Nelson
    The White House postponed an event scheduled for Wednesday afternoon where President Obama was supposed to receive an award for a commitment to transparency due to unspecified “changes to the president’s schedule.” The award was to be presented by organizers of the Freedom of Information Day conference in conjunction with “Sunshine Week” for the president’s “deep commitment to an open and transparent government—of, by, and for the people.” The Associated Press reported this week that despite pledges of increased transparency, the Obama administration last year responded to fewer Freedom of Information Act requests than the year before. In 2010 there...
  • Muslim imam, given award by Princess Anne, facing jail for raping boy, 12, at mosque

    02/02/2011 12:48:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/2/11 | Staff
    A Muslim cleric, once decorated by Buckingham Palace, is facing jail after being convicted of 'preying on' and 'abusing' two boys at his mosque. Mohammed Hanif Khan, 42, one of Britain's most influential imams, became the first ever full-time Islamic minister in the history of the British prison service in 2001. Highly respected, in 2004 he visited the Palace to receive a Butlers' Trust Award from Princess Anne for his work in diversity. Under his grand title of Sheik Mohammed Hanif Haqqani Kareemi he led prayers and gave Islamic education to boys.
  • Society of Professional Journalists board of directors votes to retire Helen Thomas award

    01/15/2011 7:52:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Google ^ | 1/14/11
    Society of Professional Journalists board of directors votes to retire Helen Thomas awardBy The Associated Press (CP) – 23 hours ago INDIANAPOLIS — The board of directors of the Society of Professional Journalists has voted to retire a lifetime achievement award named for longtime journalist Helen Thomas, who has made a series of controversial statements about Jews over the past year. The board of the national journalism group made the decision on Friday. The Detroit News says the SPJ's move follows one by Wayne State University to shelve the Helen Thomas Spirit of Diversity in the Media Award over similar...
  • 2010 “Soldier of the Year” Makes History

    11/17/2010 10:06:15 AM PST · by · 16 replies · 3+ views
    US Army ^ | 10/25/2010 | US Army
    Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston announced Sgt. Sherri Gallagher as the Soldier of the Year at a ceremony held at the annual Association of the United States Army convention Oct. 25. This is the first time a female has earned Soldier of the Year since the competition’s inception. Gallagher, an instructor and marksmanship competitor with the Army, spent nearly a year competing before being honored. The competition consists of physical training, battle drills, weapons proficiency, medical tasks and detainee operations. “It was a huge honor,” Gallagher said. “The competition was amazing, and now I go wherever the...
  • The Silver Star Families of America requests assistance in award Process.

    09/30/2010 4:18:21 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Need a little help in the nominating process. FREEP this survey.
  • State Patrol officers from Manitowoc, Gillett and Peshtigo receive awards

    09/08/2010 10:52:31 PM PDT · by UncleHambone · 1 replies ^ | September 8, 2010 | WFRV News
    MADISON (WFRV) - Wisconsin State patrol members from Manitowoc, Gillett and Peshtigo received special awards for saving lives and other exemplary service at a ceremony today at the State Capitol in Madison. “The members of the State Patrol who received special awards have demonstrated exceptional service and courage often under extremely stressful conditions," said State Patrol Superintendent David Collins. "Their achievements go well above and beyond their normal duties.” Trooper Daniel S. Diedrich of Manitowoc was off-duty and traveling with his wife on Feb. 14, 2010, and saw a woman trying to escape from a vehicle ahead of him. He...
  • Portsmouth medic, state trooper get Va. honors

    09/08/2010 10:45:10 PM PDT · by UncleHambone · 1 replies ^ | September 9, 2010 | Lauren King
    A Portsmouth tactical team medic and a Virginia State Police trooper, who rescued a child on the Eastern Shore, were honored Wednesday by the governor with a Meritorious Service Medal and a Medal of Valor. .... Yates was honored with a Meritorious Service Medal for treating two other Portsmouth officers while under fire during a stand-off on Feb. 27, 2009 in Churchland. While on the scene, the man barricaded inside fired on the officers, seriously wounding two. .... Johnson was recognized with a Medal of Valor for his rescue of a 15-month-old child who was trapped in a burning, overturned...
  • McCartney Marks (Hopefully) The End Of An Era

    06/05/2010 9:05:49 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 20 replies · 665+ views ^ | 06/05/10 | CaroleL
    The Beatles were often called the voice of their generation. Someone needs to inform Sir Paul McCartney that his generation is pathetically outdated. The Obama administration is marking the sad end to the political reign of the irresponsible 1960's radicals and the worship of musicians as social commentators. This was certainly made clear than when Mr. McCartney spoke after receiving the Gershwin Prize on Wednesday.
  • Sir Paul McCartney – The (New) Fool On The Hill?

    06/04/2010 7:10:51 AM PDT · by BigChiefLtd · 21 replies · 390+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 06/04/2010 | Gerry Ashley
    Yeah, I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER. YESTERDAY (or was it, perhaps, THE NIGHT BEFORE?), Sir Paul McCartney was feted at The White House by President Obama (well, SOMETHING had to lure him to GET BACK to the White House and certainly neither Memorial Day nor FIXING A HOLE in the Gulf of Mexico were cause enough to do it). But throw a tribute for Paul McCartney for winning the Library of Congress Songwriter Award and… well, that’s all the HELP we needed to get THE FOOL ON THE HILL back to the White House. Seriously, does that really rank higher...
  • VMI to Present Award to Secretary of State Clinton

    04/20/2010 2:04:25 PM PDT · by SvenMagnussen · 19 replies · 470+ views
    The Alleghany Journal ^ | Apr 19, 2010 | staff
    LEXINGTON, Va. (April 19, 2010) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will receive the Distinguished Diplomat Award from Virginia Military Institute when she visits the post on April 28. “Secretary Clinton’s work throughout her public life representing the United States in numerous venues and on issues of national and international importance makes this award highly appropriate,” said Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III, superintendent of the military college. “It is an honor for us that she is taking time from her busy schedule to come to VMI to address the Corps of Cadets as well as receive this award.”
  • TSU grad wins $9 million in Wal-Mart suit

    03/28/2010 3:04:30 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 58 replies · 2,467+ views
    Chron ^ | 03/28/10 | CINDY GEORGE
    A Houston woman who was wrongly arrested in 2008 at the Walmart in Meyer Park has won a $9 million jury verdict. Nitra Gipson, 24, filed a civil lawsuit against the retailer after store employees accused her of trying to exchange counterfeit Walmart money orders for cash. She was arrested and spent two days in jail. The Harris County District Attorney's Office declined to pursue charges after it was determined that the money orders were genuine. That meant Gipson had been falsely accused and falsely arrested.
  • Stupak award rescinded

    03/21/2010 10:31:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 986+ views
    cnn ^ | 3/21/10 | Mark Preston
    Washington (CNN) – An anti-abortion rights organization is withdrawing an award it planned to present Rep. Bart Stupak, after the Michigan Democrat announced Sunday he would support health care reform legislation. The Susan B. Anthony List had chosen Stupak to receive the “Defender of Life” award at the “Campaign for Life Gala” Wednesday here in the nation’s capital. Stupak and several Democrats said that they would vote for the health care bill after President Obama assured them that no federal funding would be allowed to pay for abortion. Obama released an executive order that emphasized abortions would not be paid...
  • Pro-Life group withdraws award scheduled for Stupak

    03/21/2010 6:57:38 PM PDT · by dep · 83 replies · 3,514+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/21/10 | Mark Tapscott
    More negative consequences for Rep. Bart Stupak, D-MI, flowing from his agreeing to support Obamacare tonight following President Obama's issuance of an Executive Order allegedly insuring that no federal funds will be used to pay for abortions. "This Wednesday night is our third annual Campaign for Life Gala, where we were planning to honor Congressman Stupak for his efforts to keep abortion-funding out of health care reform- we will no longer be doing so," said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List Fund. "By accepting this deal from the most pro-abortion President in American history, Stupak has not...
  • Michael Vick Receives Ed Block Courage Award

    03/11/2010 12:26:28 AM PST · by RC one · 10 replies · 414+ views
    With protesters outside, Michael Vick was awarded the Ed Block Courage Award. The award is presented to players who show a commitment to the principles of sportsmanship and courage. Vick was selected unanimously by his teammates. "I'm very humbled to be here," Vick said before the award ceremony. "I'm blessed to be voted by my peers, to be here, and this is an opportunity that I will take advantage of and cherish forever." This is the first award Vick has received since being reinstated in September 2009. Vick ran the wildcat offense for the Philadelphia Eagles and completed six of...
  • Prize-winning picture used rented wolf [photographer stripped of award ]

    01/21/2010 8:17:32 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 48 replies · 2,602+ views
    upi ^ | Jan. 20, 2010
    LONDON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- A London museum stripped its photographer of the year of his award Wednesday because judges now say he rented his subject from a wildlife park. The picture by Spanish photographer Jose Luis Rodriguez was one of more than 43,000 submitted to the Natural History Museum's annual competition, The Guardian reported. It shows an Iberian wolf leaping a fence in an apparent effort to get to farm animals. The museum removed the photograph from an exhibit of winners Wednesday, although it remains in books published by BBC wildlife. Rodriguez must return a 10,000-pound ($16,300) prize and...
  • CBS’s Katie Couric Gets Another Journalism Award for Palin Interview (Slamming Sarah is rewarded)

    01/14/2010 8:11:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies · 725+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 01/14/2010 | Kyle Drennen
    In yet another testament to liberals celebrating liberals, on Thursday the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism announced that CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric won the Alfred I. duPont award for excellence in broadcast journalism for her slanted 2008 interview with vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin. In the interview, shown over a number of days on the CBS Evening News in September of 2008, Couric routinely sought trip up Palin. As NewsBusters' Brent Baker reported, on the September 29 broadcast, Couric pounded Palin on Pakistan, despite lobbing softballs to Joe Biden on the economy.’s TVNewser obtained note to...
  • Eagles' Michael Vick honored with Ed Block Courage Award

    12/23/2009 10:00:15 AM PST · by mellow velo · 61 replies · 1,759+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | 12/23/2009 | Chris Chase
    According to Philadelphia Eagles players, the most courageous man on the team in 2009 was one who started the year serving time in prison for an act of extreme cowardice. Today, the Eagles announced that Michael Vick was the 2009 winner of the Ed Block Courage Award, an honor given to a player who shows courage in the face of adversity. Vick's teammates voted for the award, thus demonstrating how tone-deaf and out-of-touch NFL players are with reality. ... According to the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation Web site: The Ed Block Courage Award recipient symbolizes professionalism, great strength and...

    12/14/2009 9:26:45 AM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies · 469+ views
    Serviam ^ | 12/13/2009
    The 2009 CINO (Catholic In Name Only) Award Nominations are now open.  Due to the sheer volume of possibilities, the 2009 CINO awards will be limited to elected officials in the United States, given their unique ability to affect and influence our lives.  (I certainly encourage folks in others countries to start their own CINO awards.) The purpose of this exercise is NOT to place ourselves in judgment of others, but rather as observers of behavior within the context of Catholic teaching as set forth in the Catechism.  There is only one ultimate Judge and we are not Him.  Please...
  • Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Award Winner Dies Of Swine Flue

    12/07/2009 3:12:42 PM PST · by Tribune7 · 13 replies · 784+ views
    Liza Northrop Beale, the general manager of The Almanac, a weekly newspaper in Washington, Pa. died Saturday of complications related to the H1N1 virus. She was 49 and lived in Peters Township which is suburban Pittsburgh.