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    07/18/2009 3:15:31 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 1 replies · 350+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | July 18, 2009 | TheCapitalist
    The Club’s Comrade of the Month Award is given to the politician or public figure who best embodies big-government policies and restrictions on economic growth.
  • Undocumented workers awarded $3.85 million in accidents

    06/17/2009 10:30:32 PM PDT · by Big_Monkey · 19 replies · 692+ views ^ | 06/18/09 | Mythili Rao
    NEW YORK (CNN) -- Two undocumented workers from Mexico and one from Ecuador have reached court settlements in recent weeks for a total of $3.85 million in damages for New York construction-site accidents, an attorney for the men announced Wednesday. "All three cases involve construction and terribly unsafe working conditions," the attorney, Brian O'Dwyer, said in a news conference. "We're here today to re-emphasize -- as we have in the past -- to the Latino community and all undocumented workers that they have the same rights once they're on the job as any New York citizen." A 33-year-old undocumented plumber...
  • Rush Limbaugh Receives 'Freedom of Speech Award' at the New Media Conference of Talkers Magazine

    06/09/2009 9:20:18 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 4 replies · 810+ views ^ | 06-06-09 | Rush Limbaugh
    Click here for video.
  • Face of Defense: Soldier Earns Military Motherhood Award

    05/21/2009 4:27:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 224+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 21, 2009 – When Army Staff Sgt. Melissa K. Dion logged on to her computer to nominate her own mother for Operation Homefront’s Military Motherhood Award, she found that her mother, Carol Dion, had nominated her first. Army Staff Sgt. Melissa K. Dion, pictured with her son, Ryan, was selected as Operation Homefront’s 2009 Military Motherhood Award winner. The troop-support group and sponsor Lockheed Martin recognized Dion for her commitment to her country and her family. Photo courtesy of Operation Homefront  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The combat medic was listed as a finalist. She and...
  • EDITORIAL: A trophy for Katie

    04/19/2009 5:14:07 AM PDT · by Scanian · 18 replies · 1,706+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 19, 2009 | Editorial
    Katie Couric's ratings as anchorwoman for the CBS Evening News may be in the toilet, but her slanted reporting smells like roses to her media peers. On Wednesday, Ms. Couric was bestowed with the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Journalism from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California. Most Americans have never heard of this award, but it is a useful indicator of what passes as worthy of respect in the Fourth Estate these days. In Ms. Couric's case, the work wasn't very respectable. In short, she was praised for doing a demolition job...
  • Attorney General Eric Holder (kisses janet reno, presents award. barf a roni)

    04/17/2009 3:18:16 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 21 replies · 1,643+ views ^ | 4-17-09 | Yahoo News
    Attorney General Eric Holder, left, kisses former Attorney General Janet Reno, right, as she is presented with the American Judicature Society 2009 Justice Award during a ceremony at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, Friday, April 17, 2009
  • Corporal receives Silver Star for selfless heroism on front lines

    04/13/2009 4:41:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 645+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Paul D. Zellner, USMC
    4/10/2009 By Byline Lance Cpl. Paul D. Zellner, Unit Marine Corps Bases Japan Dateline CAMP SCHWAB, OKINAWA, Japan — Page Content CAMP SCHWAB, OKINAWA, Japan — The day started like any other day in Eastern Afghanistan, moderate temperature, sunny; hardly a cloud in the sky. But for three Marines, a platoon of Afghan National soldiers and a platoon of soldiers from the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne, July 13 would turn to bloodshed, sacrifice and one Marine's tale of heroism. The U.S. - Afghan team was attacked by more than 200 enemy forces firing small-arms and rocket-propelled grenades. Many members of...
  • Murtha Award Sparks Vet Outrage

    03/26/2009 7:26:22 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 36 replies · 1,714+ views ^ | 3/26/9 | Christian Lowe
    In one of his last moves before leaving office March 13, then-Navy Secretary Donald Winter quietly awarded 19-term Democratic congressman John Murtha (Pa.) with the service's highest civilian honor. Citing Murtha's "courageous leadership, vision, and loyalty to the men and women of the Department of the Navy," Winter presented the influential chairman of the House Appropriations Committee's defense panel with the Navy's Distinguished Public Service Award, an honor bestowed in "those extraordinary cases where individuals have demonstrated exceptionally outstanding service of substantial and long term benefit to the Navy, Marine Corps, or the Department of the Navy as a whole,"...
  • Guess what Murtha has been given by the Navy!

    03/20/2009 9:14:28 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 149 replies · 4,432+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | March 20, 2009
    Honored with Public Service Award, bloggers erupt in outrage The U.S. Navy awarded U.S. Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., its Distinguished Public Service Award, triggering an Internet campaign to have Navy Secretary Donald C. Winter withdraw it. Murtha, who publicly accused U.S. Marines of cold-blooded murder in a firefight in Haditha, Iraq, and was caught on camera in the Abscam scandal appearing to negotiate a bribe, was honored by the Navy for his "selfless devotion to the Nation's Sailors and Marines." The award credits him with making sure the military services "were provided the resources necessary to effectively conduct the...
  • Concept of 'hypercosmic God' wins Templeton Prize (Quantum Mechanics meets Metaphysics?)

    03/16/2009 4:29:12 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 98 replies · 3,287+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 16 March 2009 | Amanda Gefter
    Today the John Templeton Foundation announced the winner of the annual Templeton Prize of a colossal Ł1 million ($1.4 million), snip D'Espagnat boasts an impressive scientific pedigree, having worked with Nobel laureates Louis de Broglie, Enrico Fermi and Niels Bohr. De Broglie was his thesis advisor; he served as a research assistant to Fermi; and he worked at CERN when it was still in Copenhagen under the direction of Bohr. snip Third view Unlike classical physics, d'Espagnat explained, quantum mechanics cannot describe the world as it really is, it can merely make predictions for the outcomes of our observations. If...
  • Liberal CBS News anchor Katie Couric wins award named for liberal CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite.

    03/13/2009 7:52:44 AM PDT · by slomark · 12 replies · 545+ views
    EXCERPT: [video] Katie Couric may never win the ratings, but who cares? She just took home a coveted Cronkite Award (which we assume is called a “Wally” by TV insiders). Couric’s Wally was presented for “her revealing, multi-part interview of Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin.” The Wallies are awarded twice each year by the USC Annenberg School for Communication. They are named in honor of Walter Cronkite, once known as “the most trusted man in America.”....
  • Face of Defense: Veteran Submariner Garners Coveted Neptune Award

    02/27/2009 4:26:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 453+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Gerry J. Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2009 – Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Korey Ketola recalled that he was uneasy when he embarked on his first submarine patrol in 1983. Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Korey Ketola, current holder of the Neptune Award for having completed 35 strategic submarine patrols -- the most patrols among active-duty officers and enlisted members in the Navy -- poses with his 2005 Neptune Award, which he received for completing 29 patrols, at Naval Submarine Base King’s Bay, Ga., Feb. 18, 2009. DoD photo by Gerry J. Gilmore  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “I was scared,”...
  • Call for Entries: Reed Irvine Accuracy in Media Award for BLOGGERS

    02/03/2009 9:33:57 AM PST · by AIM Freeper · 2 replies · 399+ views
    Accuracy in Media | February 3, 2009 | Accuracy in Media
    Reed Irvine Accuracy in Media Award Deadline for Entries: Wednesday, February 4, 2009 Accuracy in Media is currently accepting nominations for the annual Reed Irvine Accuracy in Media Award, in the Blogger/Online Journalist category. Criteria: Bloggers who have done investigative reporting on issues or stories that have been misreported or ignored by the mainstream press. Preference will be given to entries that have produced results, such as a correction, attention from other blogs or websites, mainstream media coverage, grassroots campaigns, or increased public awareness. Entries must meet the highest standards of factual accuracy, and works under consideration should have been...
  • Alaska Governor Sarah Palin Is Independent Group Home Living Foundation s Honoree of the Year 09

    01/27/2009 3:04:32 PM PST · by euram · 4 replies · 444+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 01-27-09 | Yahoo press release
    MANORVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has been named "Honoree of the Year '09" by the Independent Group Home Living Foundation (IGHL;, a Manorville, New York-based not-for-profit organization providing programs, services and support for people with developmental disabilities in New York State.
  • U.S. Air Force Engineering Flight Awarded Top Honor (RED HORSE)

    01/23/2009 3:05:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 199+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. John Gordinier,USAF
    Senior Airman Brandon Lindley finishes up a testing sample Jan. 16, 2009. The sample measures the strength of concrete, which will be used in upcoming projects throughout Balad. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Lionel Castellano, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing. JOINT BASE BALAD — The engineering flight of the 332nd Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron here has earned the Brig. Gen. Archie S. Mayes Award for 2008 -- an Air Force-level award that recognizes the most accomplished CE programs flight for the year. “[The flight] feels honored,” said Capt. James Rosner, Green team lead project manager. “This [Air Expeditionary Force] rotation and the...
  • Darwin Award, THE hands-down winner, Iraqi wedding [Video]

    11/03/2008 1:31:48 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 27 replies · 2,160+ views
    Iraqi wedding video
  • Vote for Freeper in BusinessWeek Young Entrepreneur Contest that ends TODAY!

    09/19/2008 9:57:35 AM PDT · by StopDemocratsDotCom · 15 replies · 466+ views
    BusinessWeek ^ | 9-19-2008 | Carlos Leon
    Dear Freepers! Vote for me for BusinessWeek Contest (voting ends this Weekend - Click on Image & Vote Today!) Thanks for everyone's support! BusinessWeek Selects 25 year old Hollywood Studio Owner and Cuban Immigrant Carlos Leon as “One America's Best Young Entrepreneurs 2008”Los Angeles, CA - BusinesWeek Magazine has selected 25 year old Hollywood Studio Owner Carlos Manuel Leon as one of America's Best Young Entrepreneurs in it's 2008 edition. A media mogul in the making, he is the founder of CML Studios, a full service production facility that shoots music videos, commercials, photos shoots and short films. He built...
  • Chrysler Earns Top Employer-Support Award

    09/04/2008 4:43:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 116+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2008 – Defense officials have chosen Chrysler to receive the department's top employer-support award for providing exceptional financial and emotional support to its employees who deploy as National Guard or reserve members. Chrysler will receive the Freedom Award along with 14 other companies in a ceremony Sept. 18 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center here. The Freedom Award was instituted in 1996 under the auspices of the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve to recognize exceptional support from the employer community. The automaker provides pay differential and full benefits...
  • America Supports You: Troop-Support Group Leader Earns Award

    08/28/2008 5:35:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 102+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2008 – The founder and president of a home-front support group in the Defense Department’s America Supports You program will be honored tomorrow for her continued support of the troops. Lynelle Chauncey Zelnar of Forgotten Soldiers Outreach will be recognized at the Glory Awards, an annual event hosted by Community Neighborhood Helping in Delray Beach, Fla., which recognizes individuals, businesses and organizations for outstanding volunteerism and community involvement. “I am so excited,” Zelnar said. “Although Forgotten Soldiers Outreach has received many honors, this is the first time I have personally received one for the work not...
  • San Francisco Tiger Attack Victim Gets Jail Time for Reckless Driving Parole Violation

    08/16/2008 4:08:52 PM PDT · by ME-262 · 11 replies · 266+ views ^ | August 16, 2008 | associated press
    SAN FRANCISCO — One of two brothers who survived a tiger attack at San Francisco Zoo has been sentenced to 16 months in state prison for violating probation in a felony reckless driving case. In December, Paul Dhaliwal was sentenced to 30 days in Santa Clara County jail and three years of probation for leading police on a high-speed chase through San Jose last year. But three days after sentencing he was cited for marijuana possession, and in March he was also arrested on suspicion of shoplifting. Prosecutors say the 20-year-old Dhaliwal received the 16-month-prison sentence last week in Santa...
  • Mexico to honor Sen. Kennedy for work on immigration

    07/18/2008 2:57:23 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 18 replies · 228+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | July 18, 2008 | NA
    Mexico to honor Sen. Kennedy for work on immigration Friday, July 18, 2008 - Updated 7m ago MEXICO CITY - The Mexican government is honoring U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy for his defense of immigrant rights. Mexico announced today it will award Kennedy the Aguila Azteca, the highest honor the government can bestow on foreign dignitaries. An announcement on Mexico’s federal registry says Kennedy will be presented with a sash in the United States. Mexico says the Massachusetts Democrat has denounced injustices against migrants and "highlighted the importance of addressing illegal immigration by looking for an integral solution." Kennedy co-sponsored an...
  • Buckeye Firearms Assoc.'s Ken Hanson receives NRA-ILA Defender of Justice Award

    07/12/2008 6:32:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies · 98+ views
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 11 July, 2008 | NRA, BFA
    The National Rifle Assocation's Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) has awarded Buckeye Firearms Association Legislative Chair Ken Hanson, Esq. with its Defender of Justice Award. The award, which was given at the NRA's Annual Meetings in Louisville, KY, recognizes Hanson for his extensive pro-bono work to improve and defend gun rights. Attorney Ken Hanson is a former assistant prosecuting attorney, and former public defender. As Buckeye Firearms Association Legislative Chair, Hanson has had nearly weekly involvement with legislation, legislative aides, representatives, senators, attorney general’s office and the general media on firearm issues, legislation and cases. He is the author of...
  • Canadian Honor "Debased," Says Archbishop (Abortionist Appointed to Order of Canada)

    07/02/2008 4:25:45 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 151+ views
    ZNA ^ | July 2, 2008
    OTTAWA, JULY 2, 2008 ( Canada's highest civilian honor has been "debased," the archbishop of Toronto said after the government named abortionist Dr. Henry Morgentaler as an appointee to the Order of Canada. "A community's worth is measured by the way it treats the most vulnerable," Archbishop Thomas Collins wrote Tuesday in a statement, "and no one is more vulnerable than in the first nine months of life's journey." The appointments were announced on Canada Day, which this year marked the 400th anniversary of the founding of Quebec. According to the press released issued by the governor general's office, Morgentaler...
  • The Lady Can Talk (Laua Ingraham gets award --with pictures

    06/09/2008 2:13:56 AM PDT · by Lucius Cornelius Sulla · 28 replies · 487+ views
    National Review Online -'Media Blog' ^ | 06/09 04:00 AM | [Kathryn Jean Lopez]
    Across the street from the Yankee Clubhouse store on 59th Street in Manhattan, Laura Ingraham accepted Talkers magazine’s Woman of the Year award Saturday night.Author of The Hillary Trap, Ingraham gave a very different speech than the most talked about speech of the day, Hillary Clinton’s concession speech in Washington and endorsement of Barack Obama. Ingraham thanked Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Don Imus, for three, among others, for giving her her start and encouraging her dreams of the going on air with a daily “rollicking ride through politics and culture.” Ingraham conceded nothing but endorsed taking stock.
  • Seven Military Members Receive Presidential Award

    05/16/2008 4:51:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 42+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Tech. Sgt. Adam M. Stump, USAF
    WASHINGTON, May 16, 2008 – Seven military members received USA Freedom Corps President’s Volunteer Service Awards through the Military Volunteer Recognition Initiative in a ceremony at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building here today. USA Freedom Corps Director Henry Lozano, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. James E. Cartwright, President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation member Mary Jo Myers, and actor Stephen Baldwin presented the awards. Myers is the wife of former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff retired Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers. The award recipients are humble about their volunteer work,...
  • America Supports You: Wins Webby Award

    05/07/2008 5:02:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 147+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, May 7, 2008 – A troop-support organization’s Web site earned top honors in the annual Webby Awards competition as the top lifestyle site of 2008. The Web site -- which derives its name from military shorthand for “commander in chief of the house” -- beat out such corporate giants as Epicurious and Reebok to take top honors in the 12th annual awards. is Operation Homefront’s online community for military wives and women in uniform. “We are completely thrilled,” said Regina Galvin, the site’s editor in chief. “This really validates all the hard work we put in...
  • Tony Snow Accepts 'William F. Buckley Award'

    04/12/2008 11:18:51 AM PDT · by dinasour · 87 replies · 112+ views
    The Media Research Center ^ | 4/10/2007 | Tony Snow, Brent Bozell III
    Click the pic. 
  • (Elementary school) Teacher who campaigns for gay rights wins (Human and Civil Rights) award

    04/01/2008 4:34:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies · 159+ views
    East Valley Tribune ^ | 4/01/08 | Allison Douglas
    Teacher who campaigns for gay rights wins awardAllison Douglas, For the Tribune A gay right’s activist and elementary school teacher from Flagstaff will receive the Arizona Education Association Human and Civil Rights Award this month at a Mesa ceremony. Annie Crego will receive the award April 25 during the Salute to Excellence dinner sponsored by the AEA Foundation for Teaching and Learning at the Phoenix Marriott Mesa hotel ballroom. “I started teaching 34 years ago when no child ever admitted to being gay because they would be beaten or shunned,” Crego said. “Teachers never admitted they were gay, and everything...
  • SEAL Honored

    03/21/2008 9:30:51 PM PDT · by hetzman · 15 replies · 779+ views
    The San Diego Union Tribune ^ | March 19, 2008 | Steve Liewer
    The Grayback was to slip into North Vietnamese waters and let out several four-man SEAL teams in small, submersible vehicles just offshore on June 3. The teams were to rendezvous with the two prisoners – who had communicated their plans through a method that today remains secret – on an offshore island.
  • Montel Williams Has Harassed & Attacked Military Families. Now He’s Being Honored By The Navy?

    03/20/2008 3:12:45 PM PDT · by vaper69 · 1 replies · 269+ views
    I was just as shocked as some of you when I heard this. How can a man who has attacked family members who support the war be honored for supporting military families? Defenselink: To recognize his continuous support and recognition of sailors, Marines and their families throughout his 17 years on television, the Navy presented its Superior Public Service Award to Montel Williams yesterday in New York during the taping of his long-running program’s final show. Navy Capt. Kenneth J. Braithwaite II, a rear admiral selectee and director of Joint Public Affairs Support Element Reserve, presented the award to Williams...
  • Priest-Cosmologist Wins $1.6 Million Templeton Prize

    03/14/2008 5:08:51 AM PDT · by iowamark · 123 replies · 1,506+ views
    New York Times ^ | 03/13/2008 | Brenda Goodman
    The $1.6 million Templeton Prize, the richest award made to an individual by a philanthropic organization, was given Wednesday to Michael Heller, 72, a Roman Catholic priest, cosmologist and philosopher who has spent his life asking, and perhaps more impressively answering, questions like “Does the universe need to have a cause?”... Much of Professor Heller’s career has been dedicated to reconciling the known scientific world with the unknowable dimensions of God. In doing so, he has argued against a “God of the gaps” strategy for relating science and religion, a view that uses God to explain what science cannot. Professor...
  • Widespread Consensus: Obama Promotes Anti-Semitism, Racism, Hatred of Israel

    02/23/2008 2:44:59 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 52 replies · 576+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 2/23/08 | Bill Levinson
    A growing number of bloggers such as Richard Cohen, Brigitte Gabriel, Sharon Hughes, Charles Krauthammer, Kenneth Blackwell, Naomi Ragen, Debbie Schlussel, Ed Lasky, and William Levinson are pointing out Barack Obama’s numerous connections to unsavory individuals and organizations that espouse and promote hatred of Jews, Catholics, white people, Israel, and/or the United States. By “connections” we do not mean casual social contacts, but Obama’s deliberate efforts to seek out these entities and gain their support. ...Naomi Ragen Naomi Ragen dismisses the “smear” and makes frontal attack on Obama The Jews who are considering voting for Obama (or Clinton) should be...
  • America Supports You: Award Recognizes Troops’ Morale Efforts

    02/01/2008 3:02:52 PM PST · by SandRat · 59+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2008 – People in uniform who go out of their way to boost the morale of fellow troops could be rewarded for their positive attitude and hard work, thanks to a group dedicated to keeping members of the armed forces connected and entertained. “The SemperComm Award is designed to recognize and honor those servicemembers who are making personal contributions to boost the morale of their fellow men and women,” organization officials said in a recent news release. Up to three awardees will be chosen from all nominations received by Feb. 29. Any servicemember, including those serving...
  • Talk radio award revoked[Bob Grant]

    01/16/2008 9:58:54 PM PST · by BGHater · 32 replies · 382+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 17 Jan 2008 | Kara Rowland
    A radio industry magazine yesterday withdrew a lifetime-achievement award to conservative radio talk-show host Bob Grant, citing racial remarks he made in the 1990s. Radio & Records Inc. had planned to recognize the longtime conservative commentator with its 2008 Lifetime Industry Achievement Award in the District in March. Mr. Grant, 78, airs weeknights on WABC-770 AM in New York City. But yesterday, the Los Angeles publication said it would no longer honor him. "R&R is sensitive to the diversity of our community and does not want the presentation of an award to Mr. Grant to imply our endorsement of past...
  • Breaking News - Justice at Last

    01/03/2008 10:36:34 PM PST · by FARS · 22 replies · 379+ views
    AntiMullah Blog ^ | 01/03/08 | Fox News via Antimullah
    USA Federal court has awarded $466 MILLION to the family of Air Force Captain Bayani, a naturalized American of Iranian descent, who was tortured and executed when he went to look after his sick mother in Iran in 1995.
  • Shall we choose a FR person of the year? (Vanity)

    12/19/2007 6:30:41 AM PST · by Excellence · 24 replies · 82+ views
    self | 12-19-2007 | self
    Well, why not? Mr. Moderator, perhaps you could put together a poll, and the winner would get a nice Pajamas Media Honorary Badge.
  • Air Force presents top civic award to Indianapolis Colts

    11/20/2007 3:51:22 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 103+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Maj. Sean McKenna
    11/20/2007 - INDIANAPOLIS (AFPN) -- The Indianapolis Colts earned the National Football League's Lombardi Trophy as the Super Bowl XLI champions last February in Miami. Now the team can add a prestigious Air Force award to its ever-expanding trophy case. Gen. William R. Looney III, commander of Air Education and Training Command, presented Colts team president Bill Polian and head coach Tony Dungy with the American Spirit Award at midfield prior to the kickoff against the Kansas City Chiefs at the RCA Dome Nov. 18 here. The American Spirit Award is the Air Force's highest form of recognition given to...
  • Hope Award Recognizes Selfless Service to Servicemembers

    11/19/2007 3:51:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 72+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2007 – The Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard each honored one of their own at a Pentagon ceremony today with an award named for actor-comedian Bob Hope. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. hosted the Spirit of Hope Awards ceremony. The award honors Hope’s values of duty, honor, courage, loyalty, commitment, integrity and selfless dedication, said Michael Kagin, the award’s originator. It recognizes individuals or organizations who have “selflessly contributed an extraordinary amount of time, talent or resources to significantly enhance the quality of life of servicemembers around the world,” he...
  • Gates Earns Prestigious Boy Scouts of America Honor

    11/16/2007 3:36:03 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 125+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2007 – A local Boy Scouts of America organization recognized Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates for his lifelong devotion to scouting during an award ceremony here yesterday. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates thanks members of the Boy Scouts of America National Capital Area Council after receiving the organization’s Citizen of the Year award at their annual dinner in Washington, D.C., Nov. 15, 2007. Photo by Cherie A. Thurlby  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Gates received the “Citizen of the Year” award, bestowed annually by the National Capital Area Council. Since 1968, the council has recognized...
  • Al Gore wins second book award [ Featherbrain Alert! ]

    10/23/2007 8:01:55 PM PDT · by melt · 11 replies · 146+ views ^ | 10/23/07 |
    Gore's book, The Assault on Reason, won the prize in the history/current affairs/politics category. He won the same award last year for his book An Inconvenient Truth. His daughter Karenna Gore Schiff accepted the award on his behalf. She said he was unable to attend as he was in Europe meeting leaders to discuss ways to combat climate change. Gore was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change earlier in October this year.
  • Servicemembers Receive 'Outstanding Americans by Choice' Award

    09/25/2007 5:54:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 98+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2007 – Four airmen, a soldier and a member of the Coast Guard received the “Outstanding American by Choice” award from the chief of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services during a ceremony here yesterday. The recipients of the of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Outstanding American by Choice award stand with the office’s director, Dr. Emilio T. Gonzalez, center. From left to right Air Force Capt. Rasul Alsalih, Army Warrant Officer Abida Sultana Shoyeb, Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mitzie A. Robinson, Gonzalez, Air Force Maj. Manuel Dominguez, Air Force Capt. Van T. Thai...
  • State of Tennessee Honored With Top Employer-Support Award

    09/07/2007 2:42:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 128+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2007 – “The Volunteer State” is slated to receive the Defense Department’s top award next week for supporting Tennessee state employees who volunteer to serve in the National Guard and reserves. The state of Tennessee will be among 15 employers nationwide to receive the 2007 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award during a Sept. 12 ceremony here. The Freedom Award is the highest recognition the U.S. government gives to employers for outstanding support of their employees who serve in the National Guard and reserves. State employee and former Tennessee Army National Guard Sgt. Robert S....
  • India tribal chiefs name Al Gore for green award

    08/30/2007 10:20:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 257+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/29/07 | AFP
    SHILLONG, India (AFP) - Three thousand Indian tribal chiefs in one of the world's wettest regions have invited ex-US vice president Al Gore to pick up an award for creating awareness about climate change. The prize will be presented on October 6 near Shillong, capital of northeastern Meghalaya state, at a ceremony expected to be attended by 300,000 people, organisers said. Top Indian economists and green campaigners are also likely to be present. "We were greatly inspired after watching Gore's Academy Award-winning documentary, 'An Inconvenient Truth', and decided to honour him for his concern about the dangers of climate change,"...
  • Five sailors honored with leadership award

    08/28/2007 6:32:20 PM PDT · by Dubya · 6 replies · 259+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Chris Fowler
    YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Five Japan-based sailors were selected recently for the 2007 Navy and Marine Association Leadership Award. Petty Officer 1st Class Kim Johnson, a hull technician stationed aboard the USS Blue Ridge; Petty Officer 1st Class Damiaen Williams, an instructor at Afloat Training Group Western Pacific; Senior Chief Petty Officer Willie Robinson from the Yokosuka-based cruiser USS Shiloh; and Lt. j.g. Kevin Bacon and Lt. Cmdr. Juan Gutierrez from the Sasebo-based amphibious assault ship USS Essex were among the award recipients. “Recipients were selected by their peers for exhibiting the highest levels of excellence in leadership,” according...
  • Man found dead under windmill

    07/05/2007 2:42:35 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 18 replies · 447+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 7/5/07 | Linda Goldston
    A man was found dead Wednesday inside a large electrical panel box beneath a windmill in unincorporated Alameda County. The man had not been identified by late Wednesday. An autopsy is pending. "We are not 100 percent sure of the circumstances of his death," said Alameda County Sheriff's Sgt. David McKaig. "Electrocution is a possibility." The body was discovered when the owner of the windmill went to check a power outage. Investigators think the man entered the box sometime Tuesday night but have not yet established the time of death. Investigators speculated the man may have been looking for copper...
  • America Supports You: Home-front Group, Supporters Honored

    06/29/2007 4:29:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 179+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, June 29, 2007 – The Defense Department recognized a troop-support group and two of its key players at the Pentagon yesterday for their outstanding support of the nation’s servicemembers. John Gonsalves, left, founder of Homes for Our Troops, receives the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service from Gen. Robert Magnus, assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, on June 28, 2007. Held in the Pentagon, the ceremony recognized Gonsalves’ service to servicemembers injured in the global war on terrorism. Photo by Samantha L. Quigley  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. John Gonsalves, founder of...
  • Many are called but few are chosen to receive Sheldon Award [worst college president of the year]

    06/26/2007 11:29:21 AM PDT · by rhema · 24 replies · 1,221+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | June 25, 2007 | John Leo
    As the founder and sole member of the Sheldon Award Society, I am dedicated to identifying the worst college president of each academic year. So far the presidents or chancellors of Berkeley, Georgetown, DePaul, and countless other universities have copped the Sheldon. Somewhat mysteriously, none offered to resign. The award is a statuette that looks something like the Oscar, except the Oscar features a man with no face looking straight ahead, whereas the Sheldon shows a man with no spine looking the other way. The award is named for Sheldon "Water Buffalo" Hackney, the former president of the University of...
  • Iraqi Veteran Among Top Candidates for award.

    06/14/2007 1:29:39 AM PDT · by incredulous joe · 2 replies · 377+ views ^ | June 14th, 2007 | incredulous joe
  • America Supports You: Actor Gary Sinise Receives 'G.I. Spirit Award'

    05/27/2007 9:45:33 AM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 664+ views
    America Supports You ^ | John J. Kruzel
    WASHINGTON, May 27, 2007 – Actor Gary Sinise received the G.I. Spirit Award yesterday during the first G.I. Film Festival, held over the Memorial Day weekend at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center here. Retired Air Force Gen. Richard Myers, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife Mary Jo Myers, presented Sinise with the award, which is meant to honor the entertainer who most embodies the spirit of the American G.I. and his work. Despite many other film and television roles, Sinise may still be best known as Lt. Dan, a turbulent, resilient...
  • Colombia plans to honor Bill Clinton (1st, Kosovo and a statue, now a "Colombia is passion" award)

    05/24/2007 9:44:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 380+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/24/07 | Joshua Goodman - ap
    BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia will honor former President Clinton for his efforts to reverse the country's image for violence and drugs at a gala event next month in New York City. The June 8 event may become a political lightning rod for Democrats who are increasingly scrutinizing the human rights record of Washington's closest ally in Latin America. President Alvaro Uribe, whom event organizers say is expected to present Clinton with the "Colombia is Passion" award, has recently been the focus of some controversy. Last month, former Vice President Al Gore backed out of an environmental conference in Miami to...