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  • Kurt Busch: Ex was trained killer

    01/14/2015 7:00:00 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 20 replies
    ESPN ^ | January 14, 2015 | AP
    DOVER, Del. -- The NASCAR driver known as "The Outlaw" testified Tuesday he believes his ex-girlfriend is a trained assassin dispatched on covert missions around the world who once returned to him in a blood-splattered gown. "Everybody on the outside can tell me I'm crazy, but I lived on the inside and saw it firsthand," Kurt Busch said when his attorney, Rusty Hardin, questioned why he still believed Patricia Driscoll is a hired killer. In an interview late Tuesday, Driscoll called Busch's assertion "ludicrous," saying he took it "straight from a fictional movie script" she has been working on for...
  • NASCAR’s Kurt Busch says ex-girlfriend is trained assassin

    01/13/2015 7:11:43 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 13, 2015 | Randall Chase
    DOVER, Del. — The NASCAR driver known as "The Outlaw" testified Tuesday he believes his ex-girlfriend is a trained assassin dispatched on covert missions around the world who once returned home in a blood-splattered gown. Kurt Busch, appearing in court again over Patricia Driscoll's request for a no-contact order, continued the push of his legal team to discredit his ex as a scorned woman out to destroy his career, portraying her as a character fit for a screenplay.
  • A world of trouble for SeaWorld

    12/12/2014 6:30:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 12, 2014 | Terrence McCoy
    Under normal circumstances, an institution as big and famous as SeaWorld would be impervious to any number of public assaults on its standing. Like Wal-Mart or Comcast or Disneyland, one would assume it could bear any bad press and keep chugging. But after the release of the documentary “Blackfish” in the summer of 2013, it became clear to onlookers that these were not normal circumstances and not the usual bad press. That became dramatically clear Thursday, when the company’s CEO, Jim Atchison, resigned in a departure many link to the fallout.
  • Pabst Is Sold to Russian Beverage Company

    09/18/2014 11:38:14 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 119 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/18/2014 | David Gelles
    A Russian beverage company said on Thursday that it was acquiring the Pabst Brewing Company, which makes the Pabst Blue Ribbon beer popular with barflies and hipsters alike and other brands like Colt 45 and Old Milwaukee. [snip] The buyer is Oasis Beverages, a Russian brewer and beverages distributor. Backing Oasis is TSG Consumer Partners, an American private equity firm focused on consumer goods, which will take a minority stake. “Pabst Blue Ribbon is the quintessential American brand – it represents individualism, egalitarianism and freedom of expression – all the things that make this country great,” Eugene Kashper, the chairman...
  • Terrifying ride that drops you 335 FEET head first at 60mph opens up to the public

    05/20/2014 5:40:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 20, 2014 | Leon Watson
    On first glance, this may look like the kind of vertical ride you find at your average amusement park. But it's not - it is a whopping 335ft tall. Busch Gardens' new giant Falcon's Fury ride, the tallest freestanding drop tower in north America, is open to the public at the theme park in Tampa, Florida. When riders get to the top - as many as 32 at one time - their seats are tilted forward 90 degrees so that they're directly facing the ground when released.
  • Ex-South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford wins old House seat back after scandal

    05/07/2013 6:12:57 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 91 replies ^ | 5-7-2013 | Associated Press
    CHARLESTON, S.C. – Former Republican South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford revived a scandal-scarred political career by winning back his old congressional seat Tuesday in a district that hasn't elected a Democrat in three decades. The comeback was complete when he defeated Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the sister of political satirist Stephen Colbert. With 87 percent of the precincts reporting, Sanford had 54 percent of the vote. Sanford, who turns 53 later this month, has never lost a race in three runs for Congress and two for governor. And he said before the votes were counted Tuesday that if he lost...
  • SC 1st District Special Election (Live Thread)

    05/07/2013 11:54:51 AM PDT · by vikingd00d · 55 replies
    me ^ | 7 May 2013 | me
    No live thread yet, so I'm starting one. Voted at 2:30 p.m. in Mt Pleasant 19. No line. Poll worker reported 28.3% turnout so far in a precinct that had a 66% turnout in the last major election. Results should be here after the polls close.
  • South Carolina 'Tribal', 'A Cult': Esquire Politics Editor

    05/07/2013 1:51:32 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies ^ | 5-7-2013 | NB Staff
    Have liberals already conceded defeat in today's South Carolina special election? Though polls show the race a true toss-up, some Democrats are attacking not just Republicans, but smearing the entire state as well. During today's Stephanie Miller Show, guest Charlie Pierce of Esquire Magazine slammed the Palmetto State as "tribal", "a cult" and the ultimate dig, "religious"! From the program: [video] STEPHANIE MILLER (07 May 2013): The cogent point in your headline “South Carolina is still South Carolina. JIM WARD: Ha ha ha ha! STEPHANIE MILLER: Obviously the latest poll had Mark Sanford ahead, right? CHARLIE PIERCE: And you know...
  • Anheuser-Busch Heir Quits the NRA in Protest

    04/19/2013 12:44:04 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 156 replies ^ | 4/19/2013 | Frederick E. Allen
    Adolphus Busch IV, the great-grandson of the founder of Anheuser-Busch, maker of Budweiser Budweiser beer, yesterday quit the National Rifle Association in outrage at its role in blocking legislation that would have expanded background checks for gun buyers in America.
  • Sparks fly in S.C. congressional campaign (Sanford vs. Colbert)

    04/09/2013 5:03:43 PM PDT · by yongin · 20 replies
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | April 9, 2013 | Paul Steinhauser
    With less than a month to go until a high profile special election to fill a vacant congressional seat in South Carolina, things are heating up. Democratic nominee Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the sister of satirist and Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert, Tuesday released her first ad of the general election campaign. Her Republican opponent, former Gov. Mark Sanford, whose political career was sidetracked back in 2009 thanks to a well-publicized affair, was quick to respond and criticize Colbert Busch, and he also accepted invitations to four debates between now and the May 7 contest. "I'm Elizabeth Colbert Busch, and as...
  • Woman, 27, found dead at August Busch IV 's home

    12/24/2010 7:20:01 AM PST · by Zakeet · 80 replies · 4+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 24, 2010
    Police found the body of a 27-year-old woman in the upscale suburban St. Louis home of ex-Anheuser-Busch CEO August Busch IV though it could take at least a month before authorities know how she died. The woman was identified as Adrienne N. Martin, of St. Charles. Police were called Sunday afternoon to the St. Louis suburb of Huntleigh and found her body in Busch's gated home. St. Louis County forensic administrator Suzanne McCune said Thursday there were no signs of illness or trauma. An autopsy was conducted but results could take four to six weeks. Art Margulis, an attorney for...
  • Kyle Busch sweeps all 3 Bristol races

    08/21/2010 9:11:41 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 10 replies
    AP via ESPN ^ | 08/21/2010 | Staff
    BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Kyle Busch made NASCAR history Saturday night with an unprecedented sweep of three national races in one week, completing the trifecta with a victory in the Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
  • News Bulletin: Busch to Resign? "The Cat Doth Play, and After Slay"

    10/26/2008 6:06:10 AM PDT · by Candybar · 252 replies · 6,037+ views
    It has been rumored that Obama's henchmen have approached Busch's staff. The topic is that Obama has asked Busch, in the best interests of our country, to resign immediately after the election. It is said that there would be a couple weeks for President Busch and his wife to collect all their things. Obama, it is said, has graciously offered to fly them to anywhere they coose! Osam thinks he has this election sewed up. He is wrong. McCain is going to snatch it away from Obama in a tight election! The Osama people will be up in arms!
  • Beer drinkers sue to stop InBev-Bud merger

    09/10/2008 5:51:48 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 22 replies · 288+ views
    AP/MSNBC ^ | 9/10/08 54 minutes ago
    Ten angry beer drinkers are trying to derail the largest brewery takeover in history. The group filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday claiming Belgium-based InBev’s $52 billion purchase of Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. would violate U.S. antitrust law if completed as planned in the coming months. The suit, filed in Anheuser-Busch’s hometown of St. Louis, does not seek financial damages but asks a judge to block the deal. The Department of Justice often reviews large acquisitions to determine if they are legal under U.S. law. But attorneys behind the lawsuit said they want to halt the deal regardless of the verdict in...
  • Anheuser-Busch and InBev have completed a deal at $70 per share

    07/13/2008 5:36:50 PM PDT · by abb · 82 replies · 338+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 13, 2008 | Staff
    BREAKING NEWS: Anheuser-Busch and InBev have completed a deal at $70 per share, which will create a new company to be named Anheuser-Busch InBev. Anheuser will get two seats on the combined board.
  • Why Congress Must Renew FISA Immediately....

    01/29/2008 10:05:42 AM PST · by imd102 · 9 replies · 52+ views ^ | 1/29/08 | Douglas Kmiec
    While Barack Obama was collecting the endorsements of Kennedys, the story of genuine substance today was occurring in the Senate: By a vote of 48-45, Senate Democrats blocked closing debate on the renewal of the law providing the authority for the gathering of foreign intelligence. The current version of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) expires in a few days, on February 1. When it does, we won't need a speech to tell us that the state of the union is not good, because it could be described in a single word: unprepared. When the clock strikes midnight on the...
  • Nascar Busch Series: Telcel-Motorola 200 - Mexico City FOX Sun. 2 p.m. ET

    03/04/2006 2:49:47 PM PST · by WestCoastGal · 172 replies · 1,402+ views
    Nascar ^ | 03-04-06 | WCG
    Nascar Busch Series: Telcel-Motorola 200 - Mexico City On the pole!! FOX Sun. 2 p.m. ET
  • Toyota will be in 2007 Nextel Cup, Busch

    01/23/2006 10:20:53 AM PST · by RedBloodedAmerican · 121 replies · 2,676+ views
    nj online ^ | January 23, 2006 | Staff Report
    DAYTONA BEACH – As expected, NASCAR announced Toyota will compete in the 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup and Busch Series. Toyota will be the first foreign car manufacturer to participate in NASCAR racing since Jaguar in the 1960s."We are excited they would consider NASCAR because they have such a worldwide brand, a worldwide competitive structure, as the best opportunity to build their presence in North America," NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France said Monday. France made the announcement at the NASCAR Research and Development Center in Concord, N.C., during the NASCAR Media Tour. Toyota will reveal the race teams that will...
  • Miller Claims Bud Light Formula Altered

    11/15/2005 11:22:24 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 96 replies · 2,588+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 15, 2005 | RYAN NAKASHIMA
    MILWAUKEE - The latest fight in the U.S. beer battle is a matter of taste. Miller Brewing Co. says rival Anheuser-Busch has altered Bud Light in the past year to make it more bitter and bubbly, rolling out the claim about Bud Light in national television ads that began airing Friday. The company said data it has collected show Bud Light's bitterness and carbonation rose from last year. Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. called Miller's claims "another marketing ploy" and complained to cable networks that the statements are false. Now, 10 of 32 cable networks contracted to run the commercials have put...
  • Reigning Cup champion Kurt Busch leaving Roush Racing

    08/09/2005 11:01:47 AM PDT · by housewife101 · 34 replies · 575+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 9, 2005 | Yahoo Sports
    CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- Reigning Nextel Cup champion Kurt Busch told Roush Racing he has signed with another racing team for 2007 and has asked to be released from his 2006 contract, Roush said Tuesday. It was not immediately clear which team Busch signed with, although Penske, Joe Gibbs Racing and Dale Earnhardt Inc. all have cars coming open next season. Roush said the team will wait for ``an indefinite period'' before making a decision on Busch's request to leave after this season. In a statement announcing Busch's departure, Roush said it would have no additional comment on the split....
  • NASCAR Busch - Wallace Family Tribute 250 from Gateway Intl. Raceway - Sat 7/30 at 8 pm EDT - TNT

    07/30/2005 2:03:54 AM PDT · by steveegg · 428 replies · 2,204+ views
    While the Nextel Cup teams enjoy a weekend off, the Busch Series and Gateway International Raceway, just on the other side of the Mississippi from St. Louis, honors the Wallace racing family, Rusty, Kenny and Mike, with the Wallace Family Tribute 250.
  • Investigator Charged With Conspiracy, Threats Against Reporter (Clinton attack dog, Pellicano)

    06/17/2005 6:21:12 PM PDT · by Dan Evans · 32 replies · 2,120+ views
    LA Times ^ | June 17, 2005 | Richard Winton
    Anthony Pellicano, the high-profile private investigator whose clients included some of the biggest stars in Hollywood, was charged today with conspiracy and making threats against a Los Angeles Times reporter. Anita Busch was researching a story in 2002 about the relationship between actor Steven Seagal and a reputed Mafia figure when someone fired a bullet through the windshield of her unoccupied car. Left on top of the vehicle was a dead fish with a rose in its mouth and a sign reading: "Stop." The charges today were filed by Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley after a lengthy investigation...
  • Three Cup crew chiefs fined and suspended

    03/15/2005 11:58:07 AM PST · by housewife101 · 7 replies · 381+ views ^ | March 15, 2005
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR has announced that rule infractions this past weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway have resulted in the suspension of three Nextel Cup Series crew chiefs. The No. 48 Chevrolet team received three penalties, due to the car's roof height being too low in post-race inspection... (snip) A penalty of 25 driver points dropped Jimmie Johnson -- the race winner at Las Vegas -- back to second place in the standings, 10 behind reigning series champion Kurt Busch. Chad Knaus, Johnson's crew chief, has been suspended from competition for the next two races and fined $35,000;...
  • America Supports You: Brewery Offers Theme Park Admission (Tell All Active, Guard and Reserves)

    02/27/2005 2:59:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 21 replies · 1,415+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | 02/25/05 | Sgt. 1st Class Doug Sample, USA
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2005 -- Dan Hartman's "Free Ride" could be the theme song to the Anheuser-Busch Company's latest offer to the military. This month, the brewery announced that once again it will open the gates to its SeaWorld, Busch Gardens and Sesame Place theme parks for free as a way of saying thanks to servicemembers and their families. The company's latest promotion, dubbed "Here's to the Heroes," offers a free single-day admission to servicemembers, including Guardsmen and Reservists, and as many as three "direct dependents," according to Fred Jacobs, senior director for communications at Busch Entertainment Corp. The offer...
  • Bear drinks 36 cans of beer at Washington state park

    08/17/2004 9:43:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 117 replies · 3,699+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/17/04 | AP - Baker Lake, WA
    BAKER LAKE, Wash. (AP) - Rain-eeeeer .... Bear? When state Fish and Wildlife agents recently found a black bear passed out on the lawn of Baker Lake Resort, there were some clues scattered nearby - dozens of empty cans of Rainier Beer. The bear apparently got into campers' coolers and used his claws and teeth to puncture the cans. And not just any cans. "He drank the Rainier and wouldn't drink the Busch beer," said Lisa Broxson, bookkeeper at the campground and cabins resort east of Mount Baker. Fish and Wildlife enforcement Sgt. Bill Heinck said the bear did try...
  • Anheuser-Busch President Endorses John Kerry! Toll Free Phone Number To Solicit Opinions...

    08/04/2004 11:18:29 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 233 replies · 5,640+ views ^ |
    This link will lead you to a list of "business leaders" who think John Kerry is the best choice to lead our nation in the War on Terror: Notice near the top is the name "August Busch IV", the President of Anheuser-Busch. A-B brews Busch, Bud, Bud Light and a host of other beers. Now, I'll be drinking Coors and/or Miller for a while, though I must admit I am a Bud Man. I went to the A-B web site, and I see that they solicit opinions about their products and company. The link above is a direct link...
  • Anheuser Busch Supports CCW [My Title]

    10/04/2003 4:20:05 PM PDT · by MikeJ · 24 replies · 1,326+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 10/01/2003 | Jo Mannies
    Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc., the top corporate player in Missouri politics, is no longer backing Gov. Bob Holden - in large part because of their differences over concealed weapons. Republican and Democratic sources say the brewery's decision not to support the governor's re-election next year is highly unusual in light of its long-standing reputation as a donor which gives generously to both parties and their candidates, regardless of their views. Before Holden vetoed the bill last summer, sources say, a brewery lobbyist showed up at the governor's office to tell him that such action would end the long-standing support he'd enjoyed...