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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...
  • CA: MTA board living it up (perks perks perks!)

    06/05/2005 9:26:01 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 440+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 6/5/05 | Lisa Mascaro
    Despite grave budget problems, MTA board members and their staffs dine as they always have on seared salmon, tequila lime chicken salad and sushi during their monthly meetings. And the lunches are served after the breakfasts, which range from continental style to fuller offerings that include pancakes, french toast and eggs, all served up with coffee -- Starbucks until recently when they changed brands. The agency allocated $20,000 for meals in its current budget that ends this month and plans the same amount in its $2.8 billion 2005-06 budget, missing the chance to make at least a symbolic gesture in...
  • DEAN SAYS: LIBERAL DEMOCRATS = SOCIALISTS

    05/23/2005 4:26:32 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 34 replies · 1,348+ views
    WASHINGTON--DNC Chair Howard Dean, appearing on "Meet the Press" told hold host Tim Russert that a Socialist "is bascially a liberal Democrat."Dean, while discussing the race to replace outgoing Vermont Senator Jim Jeffords, insisted to Russert that potential candidate Bernie Sanders, an admitted socialist, was no different than the liberal wing of his own party:Russert: ...there's a vacancy for the United States Senate about to occur. Bernie Sanders, the congressman from Vermont, wants to run for that seat. He is a self-described avowed socialist. Dean: Well, that's what he says. He's really a populist. Russert: But is there room in...
  • Easement Acquisition Stirs Anger

    04/04/2005 7:49:52 AM PDT · by hdrabon · 18 replies · 967+ views
    The Monroe Enquirer-Journal ^ | 4/3/05 | Ritchie Starnes
    Easement acquisition stirs anger By RITCHIE E. STARNES - WEDDINGTON Several property owners in Weddington are still fuming about how Union County officials seemingly fast-tracked the condemnation of their land to help build a sewer-trunk line for developers in 2002. Exercising eminent domain typically strikes an emotional chord among most property owners, but mix in what the residents see as poor communication, insulting compensation and allegations of conspiracy theories, and the result is raw feelings. That's the situation for the majority of 40 land owners who had swaths of their land condemned to make way for the West Fork Twelve...
  • Michael Schiavo lawyer on board of directors of Terri’s hospice

    03/26/2005 8:39:12 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 84 replies · 1,865+ views
    CFP ^ | March 25, 2005 | Judi McLeod
    Tragic that some of the most compelling facts in the Terri Schiavo case didn’t emerge before she reached death’s door. While the mainline media was probing whether the world’s most famous hospice victim had really told husband Michael she would not want to live in a persistent vegetative state, it completely missed the ties of Michael Schiavo’s lawyer to the very hospice where the life-and-death drama played out. See The Proof Today! From February 13, 1997 to about April 26, 2001 Attorney George Filos was listed as a member of the Board of Directors for "The Hospice of the Florida...
  • Round Rock, TX: School Board VP Charged With Prostitution

    03/25/2005 9:56:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 902+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 3/25/05 | AP - Austin American-Statesman
    ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) -- A school board member and prominent lawyer has been charged with prostitution, accused of offering legal services in exchange for sexual favors. Steven C. Copenhaver, 56, was released from jail Thursday on a $750 bond. An arrest affidavit said Copenhaver offered to represent a woman's husband if she and her sister-in-law would perform sex acts with him and each other. "I am deeply apologetic to my family and friends," Copenhaver said in a statement Thursday. "I hope that all of them will support me during this difficult time. I intend to work through the legal...
  • CA: DA starts a criminal probe - Pension board may have broken state law (San Diego)

    03/24/2005 5:31:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 374+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 3/24/05 | Philip J. LaVelle
    The long arm of the law just got longer at San Diego City Hall, with the District Attorney's Office informing top officials there yesterday that it has launched a criminal investigation into the troubled pension system and its 13-member board of trustees. In a confidential letter, hand-delivered to City Attorney Michael Aguirre and distributed to top city officials, the district attorney's investigators gave City Hall until Wednesday to hand over records or face possible search warrants. With that, the investigators confirmed for an already rattled city establishment that they are marching down a well-worn path, one trekked for more than...
  • CA: Murphy appoints seven new members to San Diego pension board

    02/25/2005 8:49:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 369+ views
    SAN DIEGO – As part of a voter-approved mandate to restructure the 13-member board that governs San Diego's troubled city employees' retirement system, Mayor Dick Murphy today announced seven appointments to the panel. In November, voters passed Proposition H, which limits the number of city employees and retirees that can serve on the board. "This is another part of my plan to restore financial stability to the city's pension system," Murphy said. Under the new configuration, the mayor appoints seven members to the board, who are subject to confirmation by the City Council. The remaining six positions are appointed by...
  • No Deception in Huge Grasso Pay Deal? (Corp. Parasite or Hardworking Employee?)

    02/18/2005 4:46:39 AM PST · by drt1 · 249+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 02/17/2005 | Charles Gasparino
    New information shows that New York Stock Exchange board members were aware of the chairman’s lucrative package—possibly damaging Eliot Spitzer’s case against him. Newly released documents from an internal New York Stock Exchange investigation into former chairman Dick Grasso’s massive pay package show that some board members were aware of the details of the compensation deal and that at least one said he didn’t believe there was deception involved in awarding the money, NEWSWEEK has learned. The revelations could complicate efforts to force Grasso to repay some of the money. The documents concern a series of interviews conducted by NYSE...
  • CalPERS board picks Feckner as next president

    02/16/2005 3:31:40 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 223+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/16/05 | Jim Wasserman - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Public Employees Retirement System board picked Rob Feckner, a 27-year school employee and statewide union official as its president Wednesday. Chosen in a 12-0 vote, Feckner replaced labor leader Sean Harrigan, who had led the board since 2003. Feckner said he would continue the $183 billion pension fund's traditional activism in corporate governance, while spotlighting high executive salaries and publishing a CalPERS "focus list" of long-term underperforming companies. "One thing should be abundantly clear to corporate wrongdoers who are hurting shareholder value," Feckner said as he took over the nation's largest public pension fund with...
  • CA: State lottery board approves Calif. joining Mega Millions game

    02/08/2005 5:10:53 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 1,767+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/8/05 | AP - Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Hoping to pump up sales, California's lottery board voted Tuesday to join the multistate Mega Millions game, giving players a shot at long-odds jackpots in the $200 million to $300 million range. The board voted 3-0 to pick Mega Millions, which is played in 11 other states, over the more popular Powerball, which is available in 27 states. "We are excited to enter into this partnership and look forward to providing our players with what they have asked for - jackpots in the $200 million to $300 million range," said Chon Gutierrez, the lottery's interim director. Cathy...
  • Special NRA Election Endorsement

    02/04/2005 12:11:34 PM PST · by Mike Haas · 6 replies · 655+ views
    NRA Winning Team ^ | 2/3/04 | Mike Haas
    NRA Voting Member? There are some BIG celebrities running for NRA board this year. This is about someone you probably don't know. But you should.   Joel Friedman and Wayne LaPierre  Special NRA Election Endorsement - Having formed an NRA Members' Council 9 years ago (and still president of it today), having created NRAWinningTeam.com 8 years ago, having served on the NRA's Nominating Committee myself and having "walked the floor" for President Heston in Seattle and Philadelphia, I have something to say about one of the candidates for the NRA Board of Directors this year. I have come to...
  • Board to consider if guns are ceremonial or weapons

    01/06/2005 2:48:18 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 11 replies · 1,212+ views
    shelbystar.com ^ | 1 6 05 | Amanda Millard
    Freedom News Service Black-powdered muskets may no longer ring in the New Year at Rudisill Stadium next New Year’s Day, school officials said Tuesday. The stadium, located at Cherryville High School, has been the site of the end of the night celebration of two groups of Cherryville shooters since 1991. But the groups’ use of the stadium may be violating school system policy. Principal Steve Huffstetler said he would probably not let the final shot from the Cherryville shooters take place on school grounds again. He has been at the school for seven years as principal but was unsure of...
  • Florida Bar Rejects Homosexual Adoption Lobby. (Good News Update, Many excuses for doing right4kids)

    12/30/2004 5:19:32 PM PST · by longtermmemmory · 34 replies · 1,391+ views
    Florida Bar News ^ | December 2004 | Gary Blankenship Senior Editor
    Although no one defended the law, the Bar Board of Governors has said three sections cannot lobby to repeal a state law banning homosexuals from adopting because it is too divisive among Bar members. The board voted 31-13 at its December 10 meeting in Naples to accept the recommendation of the Legislative Committee and deny the request of the Family Law, Equal Opportunities Law, and Public Interest Law sections to seek to change the law. The three sections wanted to substitute a best-interest-of-the-child standard for the gay adoption ban. The board devoted almost two hours of debate to the issue....
  • CA: Amid continuing complaints, stem cell board chooses its leaders

    12/17/2004 6:49:38 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 356+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 12/17/04 | Paul Elias - AP
    SAN FRANCISCO - The committee tasked with doling out California's $3 billion in stem cell research grants selected two of its leaders Friday, amid conflict of interests complaints and accusations that its inaugural gathering violated the state's open meeting laws. Housing developer Robert Klein II was unanimously chosen chairman while biotechnology company Chiron Corp. co-founder Edward Penhoet received 21 of a possible 25 votes for vice chairman. Each will serve six year terms. Even Klein's unanimous appointment was criticized by some as preordained because Klein was the only candidate nominated for chairman and had successfully lobbied Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to...
  • CA: Speaker renames appointee to activist CalPERS board

    12/13/2004 4:42:48 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 350+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 12/13/04 | Jim Wasserman - AP
    SACRAMENTO - Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez renamed veteran Southern California union leader Mike Quevedo Jr., to the California Public Employees Retirement System board Monday, signaling the Legislature's approval for CalPERS' growing activism on corporate governance issues. Nunez called Quevedo, a board member since February 1998, "without question, the best choice," and said the union official would "continue to protect the shareholders by pursuing more corporate accountability and more corporate responsibility." The move ends speculation that Nunez, D-Los Angeles, and Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata, D-Oakland, would replace Quevedo with Sean Harrigan, a veteran labor who led the board for...
  • Report: CalPERS president likely will be ousted from board

    11/30/2004 8:25:26 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 410+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/30/04 | AP - Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - The president of the nation's largest pension fund believes he will be ousted from the board after waging a corporate reform movement using its $177 billion investment portfolio as leverage, according to a newspaper report. Sean Harrigan, head of the California Public Employees' Retirement System since 2003, serves on the pension fund's panel as the representative of the state Personnel Board. Harrigan told the Los Angeles Times in Tuesday's editions that he has been told that a majority of his fellow Personnel Board members will vote Wednesday to replace him when his term expires early next year....
  • CA: First appointment made to California stem cell board (Birthing of a new bureaucracy?)

    11/05/2004 4:10:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies · 649+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/5/04 | AP - Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Dr. Philip Pizzo, dean of Stanford University's medical school, on Friday became the first appointee to a board that will oversee a new stem cell research agency approved by California voters. Proposition 71, which passed 59 percent to 41 percent Tuesday, will have the state borrow $3 billion to fund stem cell research. It establishes the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, which will be managed by a 29-member board to be appointed over the next month. The board, in turn, will appoint two committee to approve grants. One committee will approve money for research, while the other...
  • A Few Moments with the Board

    10/06/2004 11:30:55 AM PDT · by ThanksForListening · 4 replies · 537+ views
    10/6/2004 | ThanksForListening
    As Chairman of the Board of Directors, I asked the Applicant to come into the Conference Room. After the introductions, I said, "Tell us why you should become our next CEO." "I can do better," the Applicant quickly responded. It was easy to believe him as he spoke. He was handsome, polished, articulate, and seemed intelligent. He would look great on television representing our company. "Tell us about your accomplishments," another Director inquired. "I was an Officer during Vietnam. Some might even say I was a hero. I received three Purple Hearts and two medals." "Congratulations," several of us said...
  • Pro-Israel Activists Protest Palestinian Conference at SF School (AFTER-REPORT)

    10/04/2004 1:49:05 PM PDT · by SeenTheLight · 7 replies · 526+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | 10-4-04 | Cinnamon Stillwell
    After making a splash in the pro-Palestinian stronghold of Berkeley the weekend before, members of San Francisco Voice for Israel (SFV4I) and ProtestWarrior.com returned to their usual San Francisco stomping grounds for the latest round of pro-Israel activism. On Saturday, October 2, around 40 of them gathered across the street from the Horace Mann Middle School in the Mission District to protest a conference being held on the premises. Hosted by the Justice in Palestine Coalition, the conference was titled, "The Struggle for Palestine: 4th Anniversary of the Intifada." Sponsors included International A.N.S.W.E.R., the ADC (American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee), the ISM...
  • One Small Voice: Dan Rather's two-faced journalism (CBS holds affiliates board meeting - October 5)

    09/24/2004 3:53:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 1,146+ views
    Emory Wheel ^ | 9/24/04 | Jimmy Yeh
    One Small Voice: Dan Rather's two-faced journalism Jimmy Yeh September 24, 2004 Amongst the storied figures that have shaped the media today, Dan Rather stands out as a pioneer in television news reporting. He has always fielded the tough questions that other reporters were scared to ask. When charges of sexual harassment cropped up as then-actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was running for governor of California, Rather asked pointed questions like, “If your wife came to you and said that some man had groped and grabbed her, and she used words like ‘disgusted,’ ‘afraid,’ ‘humiliated’ to describe how she felt, as a...
  • Kerry's Leadership?

    09/07/2004 9:03:13 PM PDT · by kerryads · 12 replies · 516+ views
  • The Afterlife of Politicians and Other Bottom Feeders

    08/15/2004 5:29:21 PM PDT · by Che Chihuahua · 2 replies · 374+ views
    Forbes.com ^ | 08/11/2004 | Virginia Citrano
    Forbes.com Corporate GovernancePoliticians On Board by Virginia Citrano, 08.11.04, 2:55 PM ET NEW YORK - Memo to John Kerry: If your plans for November don't work out, you might want to give Sam Nunn a call. The famed former senator from Georgia has made a second career for himself sitting on the boards of leading U.S. companies. According to data compiled by BoardEx, Nunn now serves on the boards of ChevronTexaco (nyse: CVX - news - people ), Dell (nasdaq: DELL - news - people ), General Electric (nyse: GE - news - people ) and, in a nod to...
  • Schwarzenegger appoints 10 air quality board members

    08/12/2004 7:13:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 312+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/12/04 | Don Thompson - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday appointed 10 members to the California Air Resources Board, while keeping current Chairman Alan Lloyd in that position. The board has battled with the federal government over California's nation-leading auto emission and air pollution regulations, most recently over whether the state can enact limits on greenhouse gas-creating chemicals. Lloyd has been a member and chair since he was appointed by former Democratic Gov. Gray Davis in 1999. Lloyd, 62, a Democrat from Sacramento, is paid $123,708 as the board's only full time member. The Republican governor kept four other previous appointees: Dorene...
  • HEINZ-KERRY, KENNETH LAY, ENRON CONNECTION !!

    07/09/2004 1:26:29 PM PDT · by GeorgeW23225 · 112 replies · 5,373+ views
    The Fox News Channel | 7/9/04 | GeorgeW23225
    Just on the Fox News Channel............. A Heinz-Kerry, Kenneth Lay, Enron connection. It seems that Kenneth Lay was not only a guest of John and Teraaazzzaaa at their Georgetown Mansion, BUT.....he was on the board of directors of the Heinz Foundation. In turn, Terrraaaazzza had over $250,000 in Enron stock. I wonder if we should tell Michael Moore ??? :-) Stay tuned. This could be interesting..........
  • Calling All Freepers

    01/30/2004 1:33:23 AM PST · by ruffisthudpucker · 25 replies · 179+ views
    1-24-2004 | ruffisthudpucker
    I have been banned from a liberal chat board for the simple reason that I asked for proof of the liberals claims! I am asking all by brother Freepers to visit the board and lets show them what the truth is all about! Letter I got as to why I was banned! Denote that she admits the liberal users do the same thing but they are not banned! The letter: You were banned from the board because of your behavior. You did not come to the board to have discussions. You come there to score points. Your habit of repeatedly...
  • Mocker Curatolo moves to cleanse God from school

    01/13/2004 5:13:10 AM PST · by AAABEST · 14 replies · 245+ views
    Florida SOUNDOFF ^ | 01-13-04 | Editor
    Mzzz. Curatolo at work"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." That’s exactly how the first amendment to the constitution reads regarding the practice of religion in America. Would someone please tell me how a school board invocation before commencing business is congress making a law respecting the establishment of religion? Nobody can, because congress isn’t making any law establishing religion when such happens. The Naples School board has been saying a prayer before their board meeting for some 50 years. Board member and Northeastern liberal Kathleen Curatolo (who ran as a...
  • Christian Community Site - Penpals, Art, Forums, Sermons,

    11/09/2003 6:03:22 AM PST · by HolyBridge.com · 287+ views
    www.HolyBridge.com ^ | www.HolyBridge.com
    HolyBridge.com is a new Christian Community website. It is 100% free and offers free Christian Penpals, Forums, Art, Sermons, an Online Bible, and more. If you are looking for Christian fellowship, knowledge, and entertainment, then please visit HolyBridge.com and possibly find a new home on the web.
  • Not Nuts

    09/30/2003 6:39:12 PM PDT · by WarrenC · 6 replies · 294+ views
    National Review Online's "The Corner" section ^ | September 30, 2003 | Peter Robinson
    Readers are all over me for calling the Board of Directors of the California GOP “nuts” this morning. Okay, the members of the Board aren’t actually insane—Duf Sundheim, the chairman of the party, is a lawyer here in Palo Alto whom I know to be hard-working and public-spirited, a man who is only too happy to perform an unpaid job that lots of people wouldn’t touch. But I still think endorsing Arnold was a whopper of a mistake. How come? As far back as the 1966 gubernatorial campaign of Ronald Reagan, the California GOP has been divided into two camps,...
  • NRA Elections already underway

    09/02/2003 11:58:38 AM PDT · by ajtannehill · 217+ views
    http://www.anthony2004.com ^ | sept. 02 2003 | ajtannehill
    The NRA's Board of directors set the course of policy and direction for the organizations 4.3 million members, its scores of programs, publications and institutions. The board consists of 75 three year term members and 1 one year term member. Out of 4.3 million member, 1.2 are eligible to vote in NRA elections. yet, only about 9% of them do. This means that NRA's elected leadership is elected by less than about 100,000 people. these few voters decide for over 4 million, who their representatives are.
  • Open Letter to Dick Morris

    08/22/2003 11:26:45 PM PDT · by DocFarmer · 8 replies · 324+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | 23 August 2003 | Doc Farmer
    "Open Letter to Dick Morris" Posted by Doc Farmer Saturday, August 23, 2003 Dear Dick Morris, I recently read your article regarding media bias (see link at the bottom) and found it quite interesting. Granted, I’ve been aware of media bias for a long time now. Accuracy in Media (AIM) and the Media Research Centre have been telling folks about the leftist slant in the news for years. Bernard Goldberg’s ''Bias'' was a well-written eye opener regarding just the kind of shenanigans that really go on in the newsroom. I understand how censorship works, and you did a very good...