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  • 'Muppet planes' on drawing board (Enviro-friendly aircraft get look from Boeing)

    06/06/2006 7:13:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 59 replies · 2,638+ views
    SEATTLE — When Boeing names an airplane design after a Muppet, it must be pretty different. Two small teams at the company are re-imagining the airplane in futuristic configurations that sprout wings, tails and engines in unexpected shapes and places. The research, illustrated in internal documents, aims in two directions: low-cost airplanes, and environment-friendly planes that will be quieter, use much less fuel and leave fewer pollutants in the upper atmosphere. In the latter category is the "Kermit Kruiser," a low-noise concept airplane with main wings radically swept forward rather than back, and sporting miniature wings on the front. Then...
  • State sanctioning Minnesota lawyers at record pace

    04/22/2006 9:09:04 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 2 replies · 269+ views
    mpr news ^ | 4-21-06 | Elizabeth Stawicki
    The state board that investigates lawyer misconduct says it is on record pace for disciplining Minnesota attorneys this year. The Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board says the number of sanctions, ranging from public reprimands to disbarments, is up and it is only spring. If the trend continues, it could lead to the highest number of sanctions leveled against Minnesota lawyers in over five years. St. Paul, Minn. — Many of the complaints the Lawyer's Board investigates get dismissed. Those include a large number filed by clients upset simply because their attorney lost. Every year, however, there a few attorneys the board...
  • Sources: Wilson (D) petitions not valid (OH-6)

    02/22/2006 3:44:14 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 41 replies · 945+ views
    Vindy.com ^ | 2/22/06 | DAVID SKOLNICK
    LISBON — Charles A. Wilson Jr. doesn't have enough valid signatures on his nominating petitions to run in the Democratic primary for the 6th Congressional District race, The Vindicator has learned. The Columbiana County Board of Elections is left with no other choice but to disqualify Wilson's candidacy for the seat at its meeting today. Wilson has only 48 valid signatures on his nominating petitions, according to two Democratic sources and one Republican source with knowledge of his petitions. Congressional candidates need 50 valid signatures from registered voters in their districts to get on the ballot. Wilson, a state senator...
  • THE 'BORED,' BEFUDDLED POLITICS OF JOHN KERRY RETURNS: CALLS FOR ALITO FILIBUSTER FROM 'SKI SLOPES'

    01/28/2006 12:40:41 PM PST · by Mia T · 50 replies · 2,882+ views
    01.28.06 | Mia T
    THE 'BORED,' BEFUDDLED POLITICS OF JOHN KERRY RETURNSCALLS FOR ALITO FILIBUSTER FROM 'SKI SLOPES' POURQUOI JOHN KERRY EST DANGEREUX POUR L'AMÉRIQUE   by Mia T, 01.28.06 JIM LEHRER: To the analysis of Shields and Brooks, syndicated columnist Mark Shields, New York Times columnist David Brooks. Mark, how do you read the John Kerry sudden push for a filibuster, what is that about? MARK SHIELDS: Well, I think there an unfortunate call for it, the venue is not ideal -- JIM LEHRER: The ski slopes. MARK SHIELDS: Yeah, the Swiss connection.... Windsurfing in the Persian GulfPOURQUOI JOHN KERRY EST DANGEREUX...
  • Evil Empire

    01/14/2006 6:30:00 PM PST · by Fighting the Machine · 27 replies · 569+ views
    AHHERALD ^ | 1/6/06 | Joseph Martin
    Unfair Labor Practice On December 22, 2005 NJSCA/FOP 200 Parole Officer State Representative Joseph Martin sent an email to the State Parole Board Chairman John D’Amico regarding three very serious labor related issues. Those issues involved the State Parole Board administration forcing parole officers to become essential status without negotiation, the recent epidemic of involuntary transfers against the negotiated contract, and the grievance procedure (a recent grievance decision in particular). Later that same day, State Parole Board Executive Director Michael Dowling scheduled a meeting with the Parole Officer State Representative for 12/23/05 at 9:00am. The following administration staff were present...
  • Bill Clinton Spends Time In Redmond? [Rumor mill: Bill Clinton to be new CEO of Microsoft?]

    01/09/2006 3:30:53 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 80 replies · 1,708+ views
    WebProNews ^ | 1/9/06 | John Stith
    Rumors are always abound all over the place. It could be your cousin is seeing someone a little older than they should be. Maybe your brother got a speeding ticket no one was supposed to know about. Or perhaps a former president of the United States might be considering a job at the top of a tech company.The blog, VoIP Watch, reported on the number of visits Bill Clinton has been making to Microsoft's facilities up in Redmond, Wa. According to their reporting, Clinton has been in talks with Microsoft for several months, interviewing him for the top slot. This...
  • Florida School Board Sued for Unequal Education

    11/20/2005 7:05:53 AM PST · by pleikumud · 79 replies · 1,314+ views
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 11/18/2005
    Florida School Board Sued for Unequal Education Friday, November 18, 2005 PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — A first-of-its-kind class-action lawsuit in Pinellas County, Fla., could force the local school board to reveal how it teaches and disciplines its 20,000 black students, who struggle academically in disproportionate numbers to students of other races. "Public education, to me personally, is specifically set up to dumb us down," said William Crowley, who filed the lawsuit. Click in the video box to the right to watch a report by FOX News' Orlando Salinas. Crowley said the white-run school system allowed his son to fall behind....
  • Board member may owe district $20,000 (MPLS School board)

    11/12/2005 12:44:35 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 390+ views
    KSTP newss ^ | 11-11-05 | KSTP
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minneapolis school board member may owe the district more than $29,000 in unpaid health insurance premiums due a computer glitch, according to documents obtained by the Star Tribune of Minneapolis. Board member Audrey Johnson's unpaid premiums began adding up during the 2000-01 school year, when she made partial payments, according to a district memo written in May. In the past two school years, the amount jumped by about $20,000 when she was listed as paying nothing.
  • Head of New Orleans' Levee Board Quits

    10/27/2005 10:52:47 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 712+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/27/05 | ap - New Orleans
    NEW ORLEANS - The head of the Orleans Levee Board has quit amid questions about no-bid contracts to his relatives in the days after Hurricane Katrina. The final days of board president Jim Huey's tenure also had been marred by his collection of nearly $100,000 in back pay several weeks before the storm. Huey had led the board for nine years. Huey defended the contracts and said he was legally entitled to the back pay. "Every single decision made during this crisis situation was made in the best interest of the levee district, and that will be proven in time,"...
  • Bush says open to across-the-board spending cuts

    10/26/2005 11:13:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 396+ views
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Wednesday he was open to across-the-board spending cuts in the federal budget to help pay for hurricane assistance. In a speech to the Economic Club of Washington, Bush also said he was working with congressional Republicans on a plan for pushing "significant reductions in mandatory and discretionary spending." Some Republican conservatives have been outraged at the level of federal spending under the Bush administration and projections of up to $200 billion to help rebuild New Orleans and the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina.
  • CA: Board told in 2004 it likely broke state law (San Diego)

    10/10/2005 7:40:17 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 357+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 10/10/05 | Greg Moran
    A lawyer for San Diego's retirement system determined in May 2004 that board members likely had broken the state conflict-of-interest law – a conclusion reached in private one year before prosecutors brought charges against six current and former pension trustees. In a May 13, 2004, memo, Michael A. Leone wrote that it was "probable" that a court would find that the law was broken when the trustees voted to adopt a city proposal to continue underfunding the pension system while simultaneously enhancing future benefits for city workers. The memo is one of 60,000 documents and e-mail messages released last week...
  • CA: Nine seek seats on CalPERS board // Pension official's woes (Sac Bee 2-FeR)

    10/01/2005 10:32:45 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 408+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 10/1/05 | Gilbert Chan
    Nine seek seats on CalPERS board http://www.sacbee.com/content/business/story/13651572p-14493894c.html (EXCERPT) Nine candidates, including two incumbents, are vying for a pair of at-large seats on the 13-member governing board of the California Public Employees' Retirement System, the nation's largest public pension fund. The open seats are for four-year terms starting in mid-January. Overall, six of the 13 trustees are elected by members. The governor appoints two representatives. The Assembly speaker and Senate Rules Committee jointly name one trustee, and the state Personnel Board selects one. The state treasurer, controller and director of the Department of Personnel Administration also serve on the board overseeing...
  • Is the Orleans Levee Board doing its job? (Critics allege corruption, wasteful spending)

    09/27/2005 8:50:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies · 944+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 9/15/05 | Lisa Myers
    Is the Orleans Levee Board doing its job? Critics allege corruption, charge the board with wasteful spending By Lisa Myers & the NBC Investigative Unit NBC News Updated: 11:52 a.m. ET Sept. 15, 2005 Lisa Myers Senior investigative correspondent The unveiling of the Mardi Gras Fountain was celebrated this year in typical New Orleans style. The cost of $2.4 million was paid by the Orleans Levee Board, the state agency whose main job is to protect the levees surrounding New Orleans — the same levees that failed after Katrina hit. "They misspent the money," says Billy Nungesser, a former top...
  • Can We Post Our Campaign Signs On Your Lawn?

    09/07/2005 8:45:00 PM PDT · by Old_Mil · 59 replies · 1,290+ views
    What would you have done? This evening the wife of a gentleman running for our local school board stopped by my house (well situated on a corner) to ask if she could post campaign signs for her husband who was running for the local school board. I didn't know either of them, so I said, "if you don't mind, first could you tell me what platform he's running on?" "Oh," she said, "it's nothing strange. We moved here from out of state and have three girls and want to make sure that the school doesn't cut programs because of budget...
  • Weather Modification Research and Technology Transfer Authorization Act of 2005 - S. 517

    09/02/2005 2:26:44 AM PDT · by Siobhan · 67 replies · 1,358+ views
    THOMAS: Legislative Information for the Public ^ | March 3, 2005 | Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX)
    S 517 IS 109th CONGRESS 1st Session S. 517To establish the Weather Modification Operations and Research Board, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES March 3, 2005 Mrs. HUTCHISON introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation A BILLTo establish the Weather Modification Operations and Research Board, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `Weather Modification Research and Technology...
  • Former police chief Haulk files to run for CIty Council

    08/05/2005 7:25:56 AM PDT · by hdrabon · 13 replies · 1,219+ views
    The Monroe Enquirer-Journal ^ | August 5, 2005 | Perter J. Hovanek
    Former police chief Haulk files to run for CIty Council By PETER J. HOVANEC -- MONROE (Aug. 5, 2005) With about three hours left in the municipal filing period, the races keep getting more interesting. On the last full day of filing, former Monroe Police Chief Bobby Haulk joined the race for Monroe City Council. Haulk retired in June from after being ousted by the former city manager and many of the council members he is looking to join. Haulk first retired Oct. 28, reportedly after being given an ultimatum by the council to resign or be fired. He was...
  • CA: LAUSD board seeks bond, tax from election ($3.85 Billion construction bond,$150/yr. parcel tax)

    07/27/2005 7:24:40 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 462+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 7/27/05 | Naush Boghossian
    Los Angeles Unified board members today will consider putting both a $3.85 billion construction bond and a $150-a-year parcel tax on the Nov. 8 special election ballot to pay for programs to boost the quality of instruction. While most board members said they support both measures, some question going to voters with two tax-hike requests at the same time. "I'm really torn," board member Jon Lauritzen said. "Most of the board members have serious reservations not so much about the need for the bond, but about the timing. It's going to be an interesting discussion." The construction bond -- which...
  • Supreme Court is playing Jenga - (lawyer who wrote 10 Commandments amicus brief writes warning!)

    06/30/2005 10:09:38 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 474+ views
    WORLD NET DAILY.COM ^ | JUNE 30, 2005 | JEREMY TEDESCO
    In the board game Jenga, a tower of wooden blocks is erected. Players remove one block at a time from the tower, and then stack it on top. As each successive block is removed, the tower becomes increasingly precarious. The game ends when the tower's foundation can no longer bear the weight of the structure built on top of it, and the tower falls. The Supreme Court's recent decisions in the Ten Commandments cases are a form of constitutional Jenga. Think of our system of government and the liberties it grants as a Jenga tower. In our analogy, the blocks...
  • CA: Bill would set up board to build, operate stadiums, arenas, theaters

    06/19/2005 5:31:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 388+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/19/05 | Steve Lawrence - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - The State of California may be going into the business of building and operating stadiums, arenas, theaters, concert halls and other public performance facilities A bill quietly moving through the Legislature would create a nine-member California Public Performance Facilities Authority that would have the power to buy, build and operate facilities for sports, concerts, plays, conventions and other events. The measure, by Sen. Kevin Murray, D-Culver City, passed the Senate earlier this month and it's scheduled to be considered Tuesday by the Assembly Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media Committee. Murray says the authority would fill...
  • CA: San Diego pension board urged to release documents to federal government

    06/17/2005 10:04:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 415+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/17/05 | Elliot Spagat - AP
    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Administrators for San Diego's scandal-plagued retirement system faced renewed calls Friday to relinquish documents sought by federal prosecutors. Michael Young, an attorney for consultants hired to speed completion of a long-overdue audit, urged the pension board to turn over documents sought by the U.S. Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission. "Where improprieties have surfaced, it is a fiduciary's responsibility to get to the bottom it, to see that wrongdoing is exposed," Young said during a sometimes testy exchange that lasted more than an hour. The city's outside auditor, KPMG LLP, will not bless the...