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  • Republicans Win Big in Albuquerque (GOP wins Mayor race and City Council)

    10/07/2009 12:29:00 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 43 replies · 2,729+ views
    Ballot Box ^ | 10/7/09
    Not only was Republican Richard J. Berry elected mayor of Albuquerque yesterday, but the G.O.P. also took control of the Albuquerque City Council, as the New Mexico Independent reports: GOP challenger Richard Berry surprised even himself Tuesday, knocking off longtime Democratic Mayor Martin Chavez and avoiding a two-man runoff while doing it. Berry, a two-term Republican state legislator, bested Chavez in convincing fashion, collecting nearly 44 percent of votes to Chavez’s 35 percent. Richard Romero received nearly 21 percent of the vote. Only provisional ballots remained to be counted early Wednesday. ... City Councilor Michael Cadigan lost a bid Tuesday...
  • ABQ Elections: Absentee results in too; Berry extends lead

    10/06/2009 7:46:48 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 104 replies · 3,286+ views
    The New Mexico Independent ^ | October 6, 2009 | Matthew Reichbach
    Richard “RJ” Berry appears to be winning a plurality of the absentee votes posted to the Bernalillo county Web site moments ago. Berry now has 41.62 percent of the vote compared to 36.03 percent for incumbent mayor Martin Chavez and 22.18 percent for former state Pro Tem Richard Romero.
  • Republican Challenger Upsets Three-Term Mayor Chavez; No Runoff Needed (Albuquerque)

    10/07/2009 9:06:25 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 33 replies · 2,083+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 7, 2009 | Sean Olson
    State Rep. Richard Berry scored an impressive victory Tuesday with an outright win over three-term incumbent Martin Chávez to become Albuquerque's next mayor. "We had a message that resonated with voters in Albuquerque, and we worked hard," said Berry, a general contractor and two-term Republican state representative who campaigned as a "common-sense" business owner with conservative themes. ...Berry maintained a 5 percentage point or better lead over Chávez throughout the night and finished above the 40 percent threshold needed to avoid a runoff election next month. Richard Romero, the third candidate in the race, was trailing, with about 21 percent....
  • REVIEWS: "Incredible Hulk"; "Perfect Stranger"; "The Brady Bunch Movie"

    08/09/2009 1:38:20 PM PDT · by Fishtalk · 6 replies · 449+ views
    Fish Movie Reviews ^ | 8/9/09 | Pat Fish
    Three movies reviewed in this post. "Perfect Stranger" has a smashing ending and good acting by Haille Berry. "Incredible Hulk" brings back the comic book character in an action packed film worth every second. And "The Brady Bunch Movie" is packed with satire that had me smiling for every second. Loved the Monkees!
  • FBI Seeks Anthrax-Scare Culprit

    10/24/2008 10:36:28 AM PDT · by Prunetacos · 55 replies · 2,702+ views
    The FBI has posted a $100,000 reward for help in finding who sent identical letters containing what turned out to be a harmless white powder to banking offices across the country. All 50 letters, which were sent between Oct. 17 and 18, were postmarked Amarillo, Texas. FBI today released the text of the letters on its Web site: "STEAL TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE'S MONEY AND NOT EXPECT REPERCUSSIONS. IT'S PAYBACK TIME. WHAT YOU JUST BREATHED IN WILL KILL YOU WITHIN 10 DAYS. THANK (Redacted) AND THE FDIC FOR YOUR DEMISE."

    12/08/2001 12:17:09 AM PST · by kattracks · 58 replies · 485+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/08/01
    <p>December 8, 2001 -- The national embarrassment known as Mary Frances Berry, chairwoman of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, has outdone herself.</p> <p>Yesterday, Cleveland labor lawyer Peter Kirsanow was sworn in to replace commission member Victoria Wilson. But Berry refuses to recognize Kirsanow; she won't even let any other commission member refer to him as "commissioner."</p>
  • Halle Berry Apologies For 'Jewish Nose' Gaffe

    10/25/2007 2:21:28 PM PDT · by blam · 142 replies · 314+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-25-2007 | Matthew Moore
    Halle Berry apologises for 'Jewish nose' gaffe By Matthew Moore Last Updated: 1:40pm BST 25/10/2007 Halle Berry, Hollywood's leading black actress, has been forced to apologise after making a joke about the size of Jewish people's noses on a US television chat show. The Oscar-winning star remarked that a digitally-altered photo of her face made her look like her "Jewish cousin", during an appearance on Jay Leno's Tonight Show. As Leno squirmed and the audience sat in embarrassed silence, Berry appeared to appreciate the gravity of her error. "Oh God, Have I just ruined my career?" she asked. The word...
  • Five Years Later, Anthrax Questions Swirl Anew at FBI

    10/13/2006 3:46:10 PM PDT · by Shermy · 242 replies · 5,329+ views
    Newhouse ^ | October 13, 2006 | Kevin Coughlin
    Nobody has been arrested for the anthrax mailings of 2001, but many people have paid for the crime. Five died and at least 17 others got sick. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been frustrated. Careers have crumbled. Taxpayers have gotten socked for billions of dollars to shore up bioterror defenses that some experts say still fall short. Now, an analysis from the FBI itself, buried in a microbiology journal, is raising more questions about the investigation. In the August issue of Applied and Environmental Microbiology, FBI scientist Douglas Beecher sought to set the record straight. Anthrax spores mailed to...
  • DeLays' Chief of Staff Bags (PETA) Award for Being Nice to Mice

    07/26/2005 11:53:25 AM PDT · by holymoly · 9 replies · 347+ views
    PETA Media Center ^ | July 26, 2005 | PETA
    Washington —PETA has sent U.S. Rep. Tom Delay’s chief of staff, Tim Berry, an overnight express package, which—while it might not make a blip on the radar screens of Capitol Hill watchdogs—will help him in his quest not to hurt or kill two mice who have taken up residence in the House majority leader’s Capitol Hill office. According to an article in the Capitol Hill magazine Roll Call last week, Mr. Berry gave the order that the animals "are not to be harmed in any way," inspiring PETA to dispatch a "thank you" card to him for his compassion, along...
  • Schlussel: 20 Years Later, Islamic Hijackers Win

    06/16/2005 8:25:37 AM PDT · by Cool Chick · 17 replies · 951+ views ^ | June 15, 2005 | Debbie Schlussel
    Twenty Years after TWA 847, No Lessons Learned By Debbie Schlussel Twenty years ago, this week, Hezbollah terrorists hijacked TWA Flight 847, and trampled Navy Diver Robert Stethem to death. Stethem's only crime was being American. The hijacking and murder was among the first televised Islamic terror attacks against Americans, unfolding on TV screens over 17 days. Twenty years later, disturbing kowtowing to Hezbollah terrorists shows we've learned nothing from Stethem's brutal murder at the hands of Islamic terrorists. On September 11, 2021, will it be worse? On June 15, 1985, Hezbollah hijackers seized the TWA flight in Athens. Identifying...
  • FBI scours car of doctor (anthrax update)

    08/08/2004 12:05:56 AM PDT · by buzzyboop · 3 replies · 610+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | August 8, 2004 | Karen Roebuck
    More than a dozen FBI agents investigating the 2001 anthrax attacks descended on Connellsville (PA) Airport Saturday to comb through a UPMC-McKeesport doctor's car. Agents vacuumed Dr. Kenneth M. Berry's white Mercury Sable for evidence, said Frank Sero, an employee at Connellsville Airport, Fayette County. He did not know what the agents were seeking, or what they took from the car. Forensic investigators frequently use vacuums to collect fibers, hair samples and other trace evidence. "I can confirm that we did conduct a search of a vehicle at the Connellsville Airport," said Special Agent Jeff Killeen, of the Pittsburgh field...
  • Former Civil Rights Commissioner Blasts Panel: 'It's a Commission Run Wild'

    03/23/2005 7:18:30 AM PST · by hinterlander · 4 replies · 931+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | March 23, 2005 | Robert Bluey
    U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Russell Redenbaugh resigned last week, frustrated by the commission's inability to reform itself despite a change in leadership in December. Redenbaugh, who was blinded and lost most of his hands in an explosion at the age of 17, was the first disabled American to serve on the commission. A political independent, he often voted with the commission's Republicans since his appointment in 1990. HUMAN EVENTS Assistant Editor Robert Bluey spoke to Redenbaugh after he testified to the House Subcommittee on the Constitution last Thursday. The hearing before the House Subcommittee on the Constitution was long in...
  • Retire the Civil Rights Commission

    03/10/2005 1:14:04 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 16 replies · 712+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | 03/10/05 | George F. Will
    WASHINGTON..In contemporary American politics, as in earlier forms of vaudeville, it helps to have had an easy act to follow. Gerald Reynolds certainly did.The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights new chairman follows Mary Frances Berry, whose seedy career...
  • Halle Berry Revels in Career Low Point at Razzie Awards

    02/27/2005 1:15:03 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 20 replies · 1,720+ views ^ | Feb. 27, 2005 | MIKE CIDONI
    LOS ANGELES - Hoisting her Academy Award in one hand and newly won Razzie in the other, Halle Berry reveled in her career low point. "Omigosh, oh my God," Berry gasped Saturday night, feigning excitement as she held her hand to her mouth and forehead. "I never in my life thought that I would be here, winning a Razzie. It's not like I ever aspired to be here, but thank you." Berry was picked as worst actress for 2004's action bomb "Catwoman," which also took the prize for worst film at the 25th annual Razzies, an Oscar spoof that trashes...
  • A New Conversation on Civil Rights (There will be new life after Mary Frances Berry.)

    12/29/2004 11:52:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 666+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 12/30/2004 | Lawrence Henry
    When Mary Frances Berry left the U.S. Civil Rights Commission in early December, after 25 years as either vice-chairman or chairman, she did so without the anticipated bruising public fight. (The Bush administration apparently changed the locks on the Commission offices and reassigned the bank accounts.) Berry, whom new vice-chairman Abigail Thernstrom characterizes as "a remarkably divisive person," had a history of picking fights, and in fact took pride in it. The fights tended to devolve to a single issue: that Berry, representing all African Americans, had been discriminated against, and was going to get hers (and theirs) back. Thus...
  • Civil rights led amiss

    12/13/2004 10:27:42 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 5 replies · 435+ views
    Washington Times ^ | December 14, 2004 | MONA CHAREN
    Mary Frances Berry, U.S. Civil Rights Commission chairman, is resigning. Those scratch marks on the floor may be from her fingernails as they dragged her from the building by her feet. Miss Berry has been a member of the commission for 24 of its 47 years -- a record probably unmatched even in Washington, a city of sinecures. She isn't exactly going quietly. Until a few days ago, Miss Berry was preparing for a legal fight with the Bush administration over the duration of her term. She insisted her tenure did not end until Jan. 21, though her contract specifically...
  • Another dictator toppled (here at home)

    12/10/2004 12:09:04 PM PST · by concretebob · 40 replies · 1,993+ views
    Townhall ^ | 10 December 2004 | Mona Charen
    Mary Frances Berry, chairman of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, is resigning. Those scratch marks on the floor may be from her fingernails as they dragged her from the building by her feet. Berry has been a member of the commission for 24 of its 47 years -- a record probably unmatched even in Washington, D.C., a city of sinecures.
  • The gig is up for Berry

    12/09/2004 10:36:11 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 10 replies · 932+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/10/04 | Linda Chavez
    The gig is up. After nearly a quarter century of mischief-making at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Chairman Mary Frances Berry is on her way out the door. Few government officials in the nation's history have managed to hold on to power for so long or wielded it as autocratically and in pursuit of such radical aims as has Dr. Berry. But this week, President George W. Bush finally did what he should have done three years ago: He replaced Berry as chairman of the 47-year-old civil rights watchdog group, naming Gerald Reynolds as the group's new head. My...
  • Doctor at focus of anthrax probe files charges against family

    10/01/2004 9:54:57 AM PDT · by TownCryer · 23 replies · 1,856+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Friday, October 1, 2004 | By GEOFF MULVIHILL
    POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. -- The family of Dr. Kenneth Berry, whose homes were raided in August during the FBI's anthrax investigation, fought outside a motel because it cracked under the pressure of the federal inquest, a lawyer said Friday. "The great pressure of being scrutinized by the federal government as a responsible party for the anthrax mailings I think would be enough to cause stress for the average citizen," said Clifford Lazzaro, Berry's lawyer.
  • WSJ: The Florida Myth

    09/28/2004 5:13:08 AM PDT · by OESY · 41 replies · 1,774+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 28, 2004 | Editorial
    ...Senator Jon Corzine: "Voter suppression and intimidation . . . in Florida again!? The GOP used voter intimidation and outright fraud to hand Florida to George W. Bush in 2000, and if we don't stop them, they'll do it again." Yes, the political urban legend that black voters in Florida were harassed and intimidated on Election Day four years ago is making a comeback. Only yesterday Jimmy Carter, fresh from blessing Hugo Chavez's dubious victory in Venezuela, moaned that in 2000 "several thousand ballots of African Americans were thrown out on technicalities" in Florida, and that this year more black...