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    12/31/2004 9:28:58 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 29 replies · 1,890+ views
    CNBC/Panasonic ^ | Dec. 31, 2004 | N/A
    CNBC reported about the above website a little while ago. There are 12 webcams at NY Times Square, they will also have a live streaming video of the lowering of the ball, as well as webcams from all around the world. Looks interesting.
  • Miller wins 87th District - barely

    12/14/2004 7:16:03 PM PST · by HostileTerritory · 17 replies · 612+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 12/14/2004 | RONNIE RATLIFF JR. AND HARRY MINIUM
    Paula Miller scored a major victory for the Democratic Party and the moderate wing of the Republican Party Tuesday, besting conservative Michael Ball in a tight special election for the 87th district in the House of Delegates. According to unofficial results, Miller, a former WTKR-TV reporter, defeated Ball, a Regent University official, by 92 votes out of 7623 cast in the 87th, which includes Ocean View, Bayview and neighborhoods adjacent to East Little Creek Road. Miller ran as a Democrat but received $50,000 in campaign contributions from a new political action committee formed to support Republicans who have split with...
  • Inaugural Ball Cancel this bash during a time of war

    12/14/2004 5:18:20 AM PST · by ricks_place · 37 replies · 2,192+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 12/14/05 | Editorial Board
    Editorial | Inaugural Ball Cancel this bash during a time of war Thank you, Claire Gawinowicz of Oreland. Her letter in yesterday's Inquirer made this excellent suggestion: Cancel inaugural balls for President Bush's next term as a show of sacrifice during a time of war. The President would make a powerful statement if he did so. Numerous presidents have shunned them since the first official ball was held in 1809 for James Madison. Franklin Pierce declined to celebrate while mourning the fresh loss of his son in 1853. Franklin D. Roosevelt skipped them during the Depression and World War II....
  • Governor's gig: Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and his rock 'n' roll band, Capitol Offense

    12/01/2004 11:55:07 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 30 replies · 2,018+ views
    Washington Times ^ | December 02, 2004 | John McCaslin
    Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and his rock 'n' roll band, Capitol Offense, will headline the Jan. 20 inaugural ball hosted by Free Republic, a grass-roots conservative news, analysis and activism forum, in Washington. It's a repeat performance for the 49-year-old Mr. Huckabee, whose gubernatorial term expires in 2007. Because of the high-spirited show put on by his band at the 2001 Free Republic Inaugural Ball and Count the White House Silverware Party, guests left other inaugural balls in favor of the governor's less-formal gig, which, this year, honors the U.S. armed forces.
  • Single? Dateless? Going to the Ball?

    12/03/2004 8:08:36 AM PST · by Hoodlum91 · 9 replies · 437+ views
    Are you single and/or dateless and going to the Free Republic Ball? I've been scouring the Ball related threads and it seems there are several people in this predicament. I thought I'd start a thread so we could organize the singletons and meet up at the Ball. Newbies also welcome. (I'm a bit of a newbie myself)
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....11-09-04....What they're wearing to the Inaugural Ball

    11/09/2004 5:59:33 AM PST · by Billie · 215 replies · 3,915+ views
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...

    11/07/2004 12:26:37 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 15 replies · 637+ views
    self | 11/07/04 | RaceBannon
    Ok, I lost the link to a special thread.
  • Any Word of a FReeper Ball?

    11/03/2004 8:20:57 AM PST · by AnnaSASsyFR · 19 replies · 617+ views
    I attended the FReeper Ball 4 years ago and had the BEST time! Is there anything in the works for another FReeper Inaugural Ball? Any info on the official balls? It's time for celebration! Congratulations America - you have spoken loud and clear!
  • Let The 2004 Freeper Ball Plans Begin!

    11/03/2004 3:25:33 AM PST · by BellStar · 7 replies · 271+ views
    Self | Nov 3, 2004 | BellStar
    So how about it we going to do a Freeper Ball II ?
  • Hospital recovery of Michigan House candidate to go through general election (85th state house)

    11/01/2004 7:51:24 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 1 replies · 163+ views
    AP ^ | 11-1-04
    Hospital recovery of Michigan House candidate to go through general election 11/1/2004, 5:40 p.m. ETM The Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican candidate running for the open 85th state House District will be in the hospital until after Tuesday's general election, preventing him from any last-minute campaigning for the seat that covers Shiawassee County and part of Clinton County. Richard Ball, an optometrist from Laingsburg, had surgery over the weekend to remove an abscess that resulted from an infection in his intestine, campaign manager Charlie Keenan said Monday. The 72-year-old is expected to be in the hospital until...
  • Lawmaker Opposes Plan to Finance Baseball Stadium in VA

    08/25/2004 3:05:20 PM PDT · by steve-b · 4 replies · 380+ views
    McLEAN, Va. (AP) - As Major League Baseball officials met Wednesday with backers of a northern Virginia ballpark for the Montreal Expos, a second key lawmaker said he opposes a plan to finance the stadium with bonds backed by the "moral obligation" of the state. Senate Finance Chairman John Chichester (R-Stafford) said a private business like a baseball club should not benefit from the state's moral obligation bonds, which have traditionally been used for local water quality projects and other public works....
  • The Official Unofficial California Freeper Exit Poll for March 2, 2004 Primary

    03/01/2004 9:00:11 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 99 replies · 390+ views
    The Official Unofficial California Freeper Exit Poll for March 2, 2004 Primary Since everybody's voicing their opinions on Tuesday's California primary, let's get everybody together here for a Freeper sample of the vote. U.S. PRESIDENT- Republican Bush, George W. Write-in (explain) U.S. SENATE - Republican Ball, Danney Casey, Toni C. Hatch, Barry L. Jones, Bill Kaloogian, Howard Marin, Rosario Quraishi, Bill Stewart, James Van Zandt, John M. Write-in (explain) PROP 55Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2004. YES NO PROP 56State Budget, Related Taxes, and Reserve. Voting Requirements. Penalties. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. YES NO PROP 57Economic Recovery...
  • Feds investigating Muslim men supected of terrorist ties (Paint-Ball Games & Weapons)

    06/13/2003 9:14:33 AM PDT · by bedolido · 368+ views
    St Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 06/12/03 | Karen Branch-Brioso
    WASHINGTON — The FBI and a federal grand jury are investigating at least 12 Muslim men from the Washington area whom the government suspects of sharing ties to terrorists. The men and their attorneys say they are the victims of overzealous agents who are attributing sinister motives to activities as innocent as the men's participation in paintball games. Several searches of the men's homes turned up a mixed bag of evidence, according to inventories of the seized items. The items included what agents described as a "terrorist manual" and a "printout of the FBI headquarters building" in downtown Washington, as...
  • Some Grown-Ups Go Silly for Buying Putty in Bulk

    09/10/2002 7:37:35 AM PDT · by Xenalyte · 54 replies · 1,415+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/10/02 | Susan Warren
    <p>Among the usual paperclips and pencils cluttering the desk of textile-plant engineer Jeff Kivert is a new necessity: 50 pounds of Silly Putty.</p> <p>The allure of such a wad is difficult for Mr. Kivert, of Whitehall, Pa., to explain. "To hold a pound of it in your hand, it's unbelievable," he says. A pound is about the size of a softball. Ten pounds is bigger than your head.</p>
  • Mystery shrouds IOP's floating orb

    06/15/2002 11:10:40 AM PDT · by vannrox · 21 replies · 441+ views
    Charleston Post and Courier ^ | Thursday, June 13, 2002 | BY GLENN SMITH
    Mystery shrouds IOP's floating orb Thursday, June 13, 2002 BY GLENN SMITHOf The Post and Courier Staff      <!summ!>ISLE OF PALMS-When a giant silver orb washed up in front of her rented beach house Monday night, Marie Segneri wondered for a moment if aliens had landed in the middle of her family reunion.<!end!>     The smooth, metallic ball was at least 3 feet in diameter and weighed a couple hundred pounds or more. Aside from a series of numbers stamped on its slightly dimpled surface, the sphere offered few clues as to its origin.     "It looked like it may have...