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  • Please Freep This Poll (The Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, is...)

    03/22/2014 5:27:29 PM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 43 replies
    The Cape Gazette ^ | 03/22/2014 | CapeGazette
    The Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, is * Great * Not Bad * Not Good
  • (Maryland!) State Delegate to Sue MD College over Illegals

    11/26/2010 12:34:20 PM PST · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 24 replies ^ | November 26, 2010 | Amanda Gaines
    WASHINGTON - A Maryland state delegate is preparing to file a civil injunction against Montgomery College for allowing illegal immigrants to attend the school, 630 WMAL News has learned. "According to the statistics we have, we think it could be as much as $10 million in taxpayer subsidies being used for in-state tuition illegally," said Delegate Pat McDonough, a Republican representing Baltimore and Harford counties. McDonough called for a criminal investigation into the public institution last month. While some other public universities in the area allow illegal immigrants as students, Montgomery College is one of the few to afford them...
  • Libertarian suspected of felony menacing

    08/18/2007 9:37:34 AM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 20 replies · 1,205+ views
    The Daily Camera ^ | August 18, 2007 | Vanessa Miller
    Libertarian suspected of felony menacing Paul Tiger accused of threatening road worker By Vanessa Miller Saturday, August 18, 2007 A Boulder County political activist and longtime Second Amendment advocate was in court Friday after being arrested on suspicion of threatening a road worker with a gun. Paul Tiger, 51, of Longmont, is accused of felony menacing with a deadly weapon. Police said he confronted a traffic-control flagger about 2:40 p.m. Aug. 11 near the intersection of South Sunset Street and Nelson Road because of road closures and detours near his business. He left the scene and returned with a handgun,...
  • Gay Artist Burns Rare $60,000.00 Koran

    07/27/2007 4:52:28 PM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 106 replies · 3,158+ views
    marketwatch ^ | July 26, 2007 | COMTEX
    NEW YORK, July 26, 2007 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Charles Merrill, the artist who recently edited the Holy Bible with a black marker and pair of scissors, has lately burned a rare Islamic Holy Book, The Koran, valued at $60,000.00, in an undisclosed Chicago location. "The purpose of editing and burning Abrahamic Holy Books is to eliminate homophobic hate," Merrill stated. "Both ancient books are terrorist manuals."..."Airplanes are flown into buildings because of words, and hate crimes against gays," Merrill said.
  • CHURCHILL FIRED (Full story with links)

    07/24/2007 4:51:37 PM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 125 replies · 2,969+ views
    Daily Camers ^ | July 24, 2007 | By Brittany Anas
    University of Colorado regents voted 8-1 to fire controversial professor Ward Churchill this afternoon. Regent Cindy Carlisle, D-Boulder, cast the lone dissenting vote. There was no discussion. After the quick vote, dissenters in the crowd at the Glenn Miller Ballroom shouled "bullshit" and "cowards." Regent Steve Bosley, R-Louisville, introduced the motion for dismissal shortly after the regents convened, and it was seconded by Regent Kyle Hybl, R-Colorado Springs. Churchill supporters converged in the back of the ballroom after the vote, playing drums and chanting. The dismissal of the controversial professor is the first of its kind in CU’s 131-year history...
  • Frustrated hybrid driver sues Honda claiming mileage ratings are inflated

    07/15/2007 11:55:30 AM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 112 replies · 2,815+ views
    The Detroit News ^ | David Shepardson
    <p>Impressed by the gas-electric hybrid's advertised mileage -- 49 miles per gallon in the city, 51 miles per gallon on the highway -- True plunked down $28,470, at least $7,000 more than for a comparable non hybrid Civic EX.</p> <p>But after 6,000 miles of driving, True said he averaged just 32 miles per gallon in mixed city/highway driving. So in March, True, an Ontario, Calif., professional jazz piano player, filed a class-action lawsuit in U S District Court in Riverside, Calif., in what appears to be the first legal challenge of the mileage claims of hybrid vehicles.</p>
  • Industry caught in carbon ‘smokescreen’ (Carbon Offset fraud)

    04/25/2007 7:27:30 PM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 53 replies · 5,891+ views
    Financial Times ^ | April 25 2007 22:07 | Fiona Harvey and Stephen Fidler
    Industry caught in carbon ‘smokescreen’ By Fiona Harvey and Stephen Fidler in LondonPublished: April 25 2007 22:07 | Last updated: April 25 2007 22:07 Companies and individuals rushing to go green have been spending millions on “carbon credit” projects that yield few if any environmental benefits.A Financial Times investigation has uncovered widespread failings in the new markets for greenhouse gases, suggesting some organisations are paying for emissions reductions that do not take place. Others are meanwhile making big profits from carbon trading for very small expenditure and in some cases for clean-ups that they would have made anyway.The growing political...
  • Pope's New Book Criticizes Capitalism (Headline Barf!)

    04/13/2007 7:27:06 PM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 113 replies · 1,902+ views ^ | Apr 13 06:48 PM US/Eastern | NICOLE WINFIELD
    Pope's New Book Criticizes Capitalism By NICOLE WINFIELDAssociated Press Writer VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI offers a personal meditation on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ in his first book as pontiff, criticizing the "cruelty" of capitalism's exploitation of the poor but also decrying the absence of God in Marxism. In "Jesus of Nazareth," released Friday, Benedict touches on themes that have begun to emerge in his 2-year-old papacy: the spiritual weaknesses of modern materialistic life, in which people seem to think they can do without God. The book also points to a concern of Benedict from...
  • Ten of the best April Fool's Day hoaxes

    04/01/2007 8:25:31 AM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 28 replies · 971+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Thu Mar 29, 4:19 AM ET | AFP
    Ten of the best April Fool's Day hoaxes: US museum Thu Mar 29, 4:19 AM ET From television revealing that spaghetti grows on trees to advertisements for the left-handed burger, the tradition of April Fool's Day stories in the media has a weird and wonderful history. Here are 10 of the top April Fool's Day pranks ever pulled off, as judged by the San Diego-based Museum of Hoaxes for their notoriety, absurdity, and number of people duped. -- In 1957, a BBC television show announced that thanks to a mild winter and the virtual elimination of the spaghetti weevil,...
  • Planning Board In Favor Of Another Day-Labor Center (ILLEGAL ALIEN Work Center)

    02/09/2007 9:34:41 AM PST · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 12 replies · 416+ views
    WMAL Radio AM630 web site ^ | 02/09/2007 | Metro Networks Communications Inc
    Planning Board In Favor Of Another Day-Labor Center (Rockville, MD) -- The Montgomery County Planning Board on Thursday voted in favor of a plan supported by County Executive Isiah Leggett to open a third county-funded day laborer center between Rockville and Gaithersburg. The "Washington Post" reports it could bring an end to the local debate on immigration. Some residents at the hearing called the plan a nuisance, having workers gathering on their streets. For almost a year, Gaithersburg leaders and the county have been at odds over where to locate the center for 40 mostly immigrant workers, who meet at...
  • Metro Considers Increasing Rail Fares

    12/16/2006 8:17:35 AM PST · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 69 replies · 786+ views
    Washington (com)Post ^ | December 11, 2006 | Lena H. Sun
    Metro Considers Increasing Rail FaresService Cuts Are Also Among Ideas to Plug $116 Million Shortfall By Lena H. SunWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, December 11, 2006; A01 Metro faces a $116 million budget shortfall the next fiscal year, raising the possibility of fare increases, reduced bus and rail service and higher contributions from area taxpayers, according to budget documents and interviews with board members....The proposed changes are part of a $1.2 billion operating plan that will be made public Thursday during the board's budget committee meeting. The fiscal 2008 spending plan, which would take effect July 1, also includes 5 percent...
  • Language Restriction Proposed In Herndon

    12/02/2006 4:29:50 PM PST · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 37 replies · 894+ views
    Washington (com)Post ^ | December 2, 2006 | Bill Turque
    A Herndon Town Council member said yesterday that the town should print official documents in English only, as a way to encourage Hispanic immigrants to learn the language. "The language of the Commonwealth is English," said William B. Tirrell Sr., one of four new council members and a new mayor elected in May who have raised concerns about the impact of illegal immigration on the town. "All of our efforts should be toward encouraging people to learn English. This is an English-speaking country."
  • Laura Ingraham Hosting for O'Reilly - NOW!!!

    11/20/2006 5:30:11 PM PST · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 78 replies · 2,491+ views
    She's subbing tonight for O'Reilly - live now. 8-9pm, repeats 11-midnight Eastern time.Great show. OK, and she's incredibly HOT... Looks much better than most women news readers.
  • A Formula for Long-Term Happiness (say no to pot/alcohol - be realistic)

    11/13/2006 4:47:45 PM PST · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 51 replies · 1,571+ views
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | 11/13/2006 | Ben Stein
    How Not to Ruin Your Lifeby Ben Stein A Formula for Long-Term Happiness by Ben SteinUtility Links Printable ViewEmail this Page Monday, November 13, 2006 One of the famous sayings of Warren Buffett -- chairman and founder of Berkshire Hathaway, the greatest investor of all time, and the richest man in the nation except maybe for Bill Gates -- is that investors should know their limitations. By this, he means that investors should know that their chances of beating the large averages and the market as a whole are small if they pick individual stocks. The data is overwhelming that...
  • NATO: More Than 200 Taliban Killed in Afghanistan Offensive

    09/03/2006 8:58:42 AM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 157 replies · 6,393+ views
    Fox News ^ | 9/3/06 | AP
    <p>Breaking news just announced - 200 Taliban fighters killed this morning in Afghanistan.</p>
  • Swiftboating defined at Urban Dictionary (Needs Freeping)

    08/28/2006 3:34:52 PM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 49 replies · 1,612+ views
    Urban Dictionary ^ | Aug 24, 2006 | Urban Dictionary
    1. swiftboating 16 thumbs up The act of exposing the exagerated or inflated claims of a person seeking to promote themselves into a position of authority. He would have gotten away with his outrageous lies if not for the swiftboating he received at the hand of his classmates.tags outing exposing uncovering revealing deflating by Bobby Farrelly Bakersfield, California, USA Aug 24, 2006 2. swiftboating 9 up, 30 down The process of smearing a military veteran's service record for political purposes. Named after the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth, who discredited John Kerry's war record during the 2004 U.S. presidential election.He...
  • Greenhouse Gas Good for Some Trees

    08/20/2006 3:18:31 PM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 28 replies · 578+ views ^ | Sun Aug 20, 8:15 AM ET | Sara Goudarzi
    Greenhouse Gas Good for Some Trees Sara GoudarziLiveScience Staff WriterLiveScience.comSun Aug 20, 8:15 AM ET Higher atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, predicted to adversely affect the environment and humans, may help one species in time of need: the loblolly pine. In an experiment where carbon dioxide levels were elevated to those predicted for 2050, one and a half times today's levels, scientists found that these trees were able to withstand ice storms much better than those growing under current carbon dioxide levels. The researchers compared trees in three open-air plots where pipes and valves pumped carbon dioxide gas out onto...
  • Police Officer Sentenced For Robbing Drug Dealers

    06/24/2006 2:25:43 PM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 8 replies · 393+ views
    WBAL News TV 11 ^ | 06-23-2006 | AP
    BALTIMORE -- A federal judge sentenced a former Baltimore police officer to 139 years in prison for robbing drug dealers and selling the drugs himself. Antonio Murray was a 14-year veteran of the force. He apologized to his family and told U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz that life as a police officer on the streets of Baltimore induced him to engage in policies that got him in trouble.
  • Supermodel arrested for allegedly hitting flight attendant (no, not McKinney again)

    04/22/2006 3:33:28 PM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 78 replies · 2,903+ views
    Miami Hearld ^ | 04/21/2006 | DAVID OVALLE
    Supermodel arrested for allegedly hitting flight attendantBY DAVID Danish supermodel May Andersen has been arrested for hitting a flight attendant on a flight from Amsterdam to Miami, police said.The 23-year-old bombshell was aboard Martinair Flight 643 on Thursday. She was ''loud and disruptive all throughout the flight,'' according to a Miami-Dade police spokeswoman.Airport police arrested the woman when the flight landed. She continued her unruly behavior with officers, police said.Andersen was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital to check for signs of alcohol or drug abuse, then booked into Miami-Dade County Jail.The leggy model has worked in advertising for J....
  • Loudoun [County] Draws The Line On Herndon's Day Laborer (Illegal Alien) Center

    12/21/2005 10:10:43 AM PST · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 8 replies · 523+ views
    WMAL news wire ^ | 12-21-2005 | AP
    HERDON, Va. (AP) - The town of Herndon will stop using any portion of its recently opened day-laborer center on Loudoun County land under an agreement with county officials. The publicly funded center has been operating for about a week in a former police station that straddles the line between Loudoun and Herndon. The town will block off one entrance to the center as well as part of the parking lot by January first. Loudoun County Administrator Kirby Bowers asked Herndon Town Manager Stephen Owen this week to shut down the controversial center because it does not comply with county...

    12/11/2005 6:40:20 AM PST · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 973+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 12/10/2005 | Matt Drudge
    SENATOR CALLS ON BUSH TO TAKE DOWN ATTACK AD Sat Dec 10 2005 16:41:38 ET Today, Senator Daniel Inouye, the Ranking Member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee and a recipient of the Medal of Honor for his service in World War II, released the following statement: "As a Veteran of World War II, I know what it’s like to fight a war and put your life on the line every day. I also know what it takes to win a war, and I know that politics and an attack machine like the President’s plays no part in it. "The Republican...
  • School Expels Girl for Having Gay Parents

    09/23/2005 6:11:36 AM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 351 replies · 5,555+ views
    AP ^ | 09-23-2005 | none - some liberal
    Two things:1) Congratulations to the school for standing on solid, moral, principle.2) A BS article in that the liberal writer doesn't understand that the child can not have two parents of the same sex. The writer must understand that the child would not have been born with "parents" such as this. We must remember to lover the sinner (all of us) but not endorse and/or condone the sin...
  • Iraqi women no better off post-Saddam - Amnesty (MAJOR BARF ALERT!)

    02/21/2005 4:00:06 PM PST · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 17 replies · 574+ views
    Netscape News - via Drudge ^ | Feb 22 (London) | Reuters
    LONDON, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Nearly two years after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, women there are no better off than under the rule of ousted dictator Saddam Hussein, the human rights group Amnesty International said on Tuesday. In a report entitled "Iraq -- Decades of Suffering," it said that while the systematic repression under Saddam had ended, it had been replaced by increased murders, and sexual abuse -- including by U.S. forces.
  • Md. Considers Surcharge on Mammoth SUVs

    02/19/2005 9:54:38 PM PST · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 114 replies · 1,299+ views
    Forbes ^ | 02-15-2005 | AP
    Associated Press Md. Considers Surcharge on Mammoth SUVs 02.15.2005, 07:56 PM Driving a super-sized sport utility vehicle on Maryland roads would cost $750 more a year under a measure being considered by state lawmakers. Delegate Bill Bronrott is promoting the registration renewal surcharge for owners of SUVs that weigh more than 6,000 pounds. "This bill is ... about the largest, heaviest passenger vehicles that are the least fuel efficient and the most toxic to our air, land and water," the Democrat told a House committee hearing Tuesday. SUVs covered by the legislation include the Hummer H2, Cadillac Escalade ESV, Lincoln...
  • Calif. Teen Privacy Law Raises Questions

    01/03/2005 11:19:31 AM PST · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 28 replies · 644+ views
    Fox News ^ | Jan 3, 2005 | Fox News
    SAN FRANCISCO — Does a teenager’s right to privacy trump a parent’s right to know when it comes to abortion? In California, the answer is “yes.” California schools are forbidden from telling parents when their kids leave class to seek confidential medical treatment including drug counseling and even abortion, according to the state attorney general's office. While schools must notify parents of the "Student Confidentiality Policy" (search) at the start of each academic year, the reality is that eighth-graders could end a pregnancy, get an AIDS test or seek treatment for addiction during the school day without their knowledge or...
  • Yanukovich refuses to accept defeat

    12/27/2004 11:32:39 AM PST · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 59 replies · 1,146+ views
    Reuters "news" service ^ | 12-28-2004 | correspondents in Kiev
    Yanukovich refuses to accept defeatFrom correspondents in KievDecember 28, 2004 PRIME Minister Viktor Yanukovich today refused to accept the outcome of the re-run of Ukraine's presidential election, in which his rival holds a big lead, and said he would challenge the result in court. "I will never recognise this defeat because there were violations of the constitution and of human rights in our country," he said after preliminary results showed him trailing liberal Viktor Yushchenko. He said his team had no confidence in the Supreme Court's civil chamber which this month annulled his victory in last month's vote. "I will...
  • Freep this Petition!

    12/15/2004 3:23:45 PM PST · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 56 replies · 1,603+ views ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    To: The White House/La Casa Blanca The undersigned hereby duly demand the resignation of President George W. Bush when 3,400,000 are collected. Los abajo firmantes por medio de la presente exigimos la renuncia del Presidente George W. Bush al recogerse 3.400.000 firmas. Sincerely, The Undersigned
  • What's the deal with the ad on FR?

    11/21/2004 2:29:12 PM PST · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 18 replies · 1,630+ views
    I click on the ad at the right top of FR and get sent to: The page there simply says: "Rightalk is temporarily unavailble. Check back soon."
  • • NBC News and FOX Have Called Ohio For Bush; CNN, ABC, CBS Have Not

    11/03/2004 10:29:54 AM PST · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 26 replies · 1,185+ views ^ | 11/03/2004 |
    • NBC News and FOX Have Called Ohio For Bush; CNN, ABC, CBS Have Not
  • Where can I find Washington Post Ad that Rush read today? (vanity, sorry)

    10/20/2004 11:19:24 AM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 38 replies · 2,135+ views
    Rush read an incredible Washington Post Ad on his show today. It is in today's paper (Wednesday, 10-20-2004). Does anyone have a link to this Ad? It is from a Republican who bought the space for something like $104,XXX explaining why he is a Republican. Any help would be appreciated...
  • Kansas Court Upholds Gay-Sex Law

    01/30/2004 6:06:05 PM PST · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 16 replies · 80+ views
    AP via ^ | Friday, January 30, 2004 | AP
    <p>TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas can punish someone more harshly for having sex with a minor if the minor is of the same sex, the state Court of Appeals ruled Friday.</p> <p>A three-judge panel, splitting 2-1, rejected the appeal of Matthew R. Limon, sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for having sex with an underage boy in 2000.</p>
  • Gun Group Objects to Police Taking Part in Gun Store Protest

    01/30/2004 8:13:57 AM PST · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 38 replies · 377+ views
    CNS News ^ | January 30, 2004 | Susan Jones
    Gun Group Objects to Police Taking Part in Gun Store Protest By Susan Jones Morning Editor January 30, 2004 ( - The Chicago Police Department and the Chicago Board of Education are sponsoring a "youth protest" outside a suburban gun shop, much to the dismay of some gun owners and Second Amendment supporters. The Illinois State Rifle Association says the youth protest is nothing more than "state sponsored terrorism against the 2nd Amendment." The February 21st protest will take place at 10:00 a.m. in front of Chuck's Gun Shop in Riverdale, Ill., the Illinois State Rifle Association noted in...
  • Protestors Call Bush's Marriage Plan 'Dangerous'

    01/29/2004 7:41:35 AM PST · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 14 replies · 85+ views
    CNSNews ^ | January 29, 2004 | Susan Jones
    Protestors Call Bush's Marriage Plan 'Dangerous' By Susan Jones Morning Editor January 29, 2004 ( - President Bush's marriage initiative is drawing hundreds of protestors to Washington on Thursday, but these aren't same-sex couples -- they're self-described low-income people. As part of Thursday's protest, low-income "brides" will "marry" their low-income needs to the money Bush is "wasting" on his "dangerous" marriage initiative. It's difficult to picture, but during the protest, the "brides" will "marry" rising drug costs to universal health care. That's the example offered by protest organizers. The protestors want President Bush to spend the $1.5 billion earmarked...
  • FREEP this poll - HUGE new local taxes proposed...

    01/22/2004 8:35:52 AM PST · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 15 replies · 96+ views
    County Executive Janet S. Owens plans to ask the state legislature to enable the county to tax cell phone users, perhaps as much as 8 percent of their monthly bills. Ms. Owens says the county needs the new tax to support public safety; she estimates that an 8 percent tax would generate about $10 million a year for the county. What do you think of this?Sounds like a good ideaSounds like a bad ideaNo new taxes - periodNone of the above
  • Thousands of Pilots Won't Fly Armed, Blame TSA

    01/15/2004 7:29:05 AM PST · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 91 replies · 311+ views ^ | January 15, 2004 | Jeff Johnson
    ( - The federal agency charged with providing security for U.S. airlines, and the airlines themselves are intentionally sabotaging the congressionally-mandated program to train and certify pilots who volunteer to carry guns in the cockpit, according to supporters of the program who claim tens of thousands of pilots have opted out s a result. Pilots with knowledge of the Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO), or "armed pilots" program tell that the manner in which the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires FFDOs to carry their weapons not only discourages participation, but also renders them defenseless against potential terrorist attacks...
  • Candle Blamed for Blaze That Destroyed Fire Chief's House (near Darwin award...)

    12/29/2003 8:35:58 AM PST · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 4 replies · 66+ views
    WJLA TV 7 - Washington D.C. ^ | December 26, 2003 4:54pm | none
    Candle Blamed for Blaze That Destroyed Fire Chief's House UPDATED - December 26, 2003 4:54pm Langley Park - A candle left burning unattended is being blamed for the Christmas Day blaze that destroyed the Takoma Park deputy fire chief's house. Takoma Park Volunteer Fire Department Deputy Chief Charles Prince sounded the alarm on his fire department radio. Prince George's County firefighters arrived at 8421 New Hampshire Avenue in Adelphi to find fire raging in the basement. Before they could put out the flames, the first floor of the house also suffered damage, though the Christmas presents and other items were...
  • Four Inmates Shot At The DC Jail

    12/21/2003 7:39:16 PM PST · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 43 replies · 544+ views
    WUSA TV channel 9, Washington, D.C. ^ | Last Updated: 12/21/2003 6:10:25 PM
    Four Inmates Shot At The DC Jail Last Updated: 12/21/2003 6:10:25 PM The DC Department of Corrections confirms Saturday's shooting at the DC Jail was an inmate on inmate attack. But a spokesman won't say whether one of the four men wounded was the shooter, or if an arrest has been made. All four shooting victims are male inmates. All are expected to survive. Three remain hospitalized, and one has been returned to the jail. The shooting happened around 1:40 p.m. in an infirmary at the jailhouse on 19th and D Street in Southeast. A small-caliber gun believed to...
  • Feds Get Holiday on December 26

    12/09/2003 6:50:47 PM PST · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 24 replies · 236+ views
    WJLA TV-7 news | 12-09-2003 | none
    Feds Get Holiday on December 26 59 minutes ago Add Local - WJLA to My Yahoo! (Washington) - President Bush (news - web sites) played Santa Claus Tuesday by giving federal workers the day off after Christmas. The President signed an executive order closing the federal government on December 26, giving a four-day weekend for most workers. Under the order, workers can be ordered to report on the 26th for reasons of national security, defense or other public need.
  • No Artificial Christmas for Virginias Apartment and Condo Residents

    12/04/2003 10:10:05 AM PST · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 3 replies · 130+ views
    WJLA TV-7 Washington D.C. ^ | 12-04-2003 | none given
    No Artificial Christmas for Virginias Apartment and Condo Residents 2 hours, 1 minute ago Add Local - WJLA to My Yahoo! () - Virginia apartment and condo dwellers who usually buy real Christmas trees wont have to travel to the nearest department store this year for an artificial version. Virginia has decided to lift its new ban on fresh-cut trees. So those who live in apartments or condos can decorate for the holidays after all. Fresh trees are still banned in places without sprinklers, like churches, hospitals and dorms. The states new fire code restricts the placement of natural-cut Christmas...
  • Fire Code Change Could Mean An 'Artificial' Christmas

    11/25/2003 8:35:55 AM PST · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 22 replies · 73+ views
    WJLA TV Channel 9, Washington D.C. ^ | November 25, 2003 | none
    Fire Code Change Could Mean An 'Artificial' Christmas Posted - November 25, 2003 7:51am A heads up for residents of an apartment building in northern Virginia, Christmas could be a little “artificial” this year. Because of the state's fire code, residents that typically head out to buy real trees will have to settle for an artificial one instead. The state's fire code restricts natural-cut Christmas trees in high rises or condos that do not have sprinkler systems. Residents who violate the code could face a fine. The code also prohibits the trees in schools and hotels. Single-family homes and duplexes...
  • Group Blasts NBC for Advancing 'Homosexual Activist Agenda'

    11/13/2003 8:23:19 AM PST · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 43 replies · 1,070+ views ^ | November 13, 2003 | Susan Jones
    Group Blasts NBC for Advancing 'Homosexual Activist Agenda' By Susan Jones Morning Editor November 13, 2003 ( - A conservative, pro-family group is expressing outrage over what it calls the misrepresentation of former homosexuals on the NBC's crime drama, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. Focus on the Family said this week's Law and Order episode offered "60 minutes of misinformed homosexual activist rhetoric." The episode focused on a therapist counseling men and women about leaving homosexuality. According to Focus on the Family, "The show's writers took every opportunity to discredit the effectiveness of such counseling and even had...
  • Suspect Admits to Running Down Bikers

    10/31/2003 12:02:32 PM PST · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 32 replies · 210+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10-31-2003 | AP
    <p>PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. — A man accused of deliberately ramming a stolen pickup truck into six Outlaws motorcycle gang (search) members, killing two, apologized from jail and said he wants to be executed.</p> <p>"I did it," Timothy Pilgreen told The News Herald (search) of Panama City for Friday's editions. "I wish I hadn't, but I did. My lawyer told me to keep my mouth shut, but I gotta say it, I just got to: I'm sorry."</p>
  • GDP surges 7.2%, fastest in 19 years

    10/30/2003 6:36:13 AM PST · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 39 replies · 159+ views ^ | 10-30-2003 | Rex Nutting
     To print: Select File and Then Print in your browser pull-down menus. Back to story  ECONOMIC REPORT GDP surges 7.2%, fastest in 19 years By Rex Nutting, CBS.MarketWatch.comLast Update: 9:22 AM ET Oct. 30, 2003 WASHINGTON (CBS.MW) -- Powered by tax cuts and low interest rates, the U.S. economy expanded at a 7.2 percent annual rate in the third quarter, the fastest growth in more than 19 years, the Commerce Department said Thursday. The first estimate of real gross domestic product was considerably stronger than the 6 percent consensus forecast. The economy grew 3.3 percent in the second quarter....
  • FREEP THIS POLL!!!! - Should marriage be legally defined as only a union between a man and a woman?

    08/19/2003 10:50:43 AM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 12 replies · 142+ views
    CNN ^ | Created: Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at 12:19:07 EDT | CNN
    <p>Should marriage be legally defined as only a union between a man and a woman?</p>
  • Drag Show Performer Killed by Man Who Paid For Sex Act

    08/18/2003 7:11:45 AM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 22 replies · 271+ views
    WJLA News web site ^ | 08-18-2003 | Unknown
    Drag Show Performer Killed by Man Who Paid For Sex Act 51 minutes ago Add Local - WJLA to My Yahoo! (Washington) - New information about a transgender man shot to death over the weekend. D.C. Police say 25-year-old Elvys Perez Morales, who calls himself "Bella Evangelista" was killed Saturday morning by Antoine Jacobs who allegedly paid for a sex act and then felt he had been deceived. Morales' last known address was on the 1,500 block of Ogden Street, Northwest. He was killed on the 1,300 block of Allison Street, Northwest. Jacobs, 21, is charged with first degree murder...
  • Is there any evening conservative Talk Radio in Washington DC???

    08/06/2003 7:38:53 AM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 8 replies · 142+ views
    Radion stations??? ^ | 08-06-2003 | Self
    Sorry for the vanity, but... Now that Laura Ingraham is moving to the AM time slot, before Rush, I can't find **any** 6:00pm thru 10:00pm conservative talk radio in the Washington D.C./Baltimore (although Baltimore is a bit far for evening AM reception) area. Any help would be appreciated! Nothing on AM630, AM980, AM1500. Any other stations to try? Listening over the Internet won't work for what I need.Thanks in advance.
  • Boy, 14, Kills Principal, Then Himself in Pennsylvania School

    04/24/2003 9:54:14 AM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 90 replies · 527+ views
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, April 24, 2003 | Ap via Fox News
    <p>RED LION, Pa.  — A heavily armed 14-year-old boy shot and killed his school principal inside a crowded junior high cafeteria Thursday morning, then killed himself, authorities said.</p> <p>The school shootings (search) happened about 15 minutes before the start of classes at Red Lion Area Junior High School.</p>
  • Dean of no-loads sees bull ahead - Subtle signal hints to end of bear, Jacobs says

    04/23/2003 7:21:42 AM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 11 replies · 161+ views ^ | 12:06 AM ET April 22, 2003 | Paul B. Farrell
     To print: Select File and Then Print in your browser pull-down menus. Back to story  SUPERSTAR FUNDS Dean of no-loads sees bull aheadSubtle signal hints to end of bear, Jacobs says By Paul B. Farrell, CBS.MarketWatch.comLast Update: 12:06 AM ET April 22, 2003 LOS ANGELES (CBS.MW) - Will 2003 send the growling bear back into hibernation? Will the U.S. markets end up back in plus territory this year? Will investors finally get some relief? Yes, yes, and yes. I know we're headed back into a bull market, and not because we won a quickie war, or due to the White...
  • Marion Barry Fails To Pay $35,000 Civil Award

    04/19/2003 10:22:11 AM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 11 replies · 241+ views
    WJLA Tv via My Yahoo ^ | 04-19-2003 | WJLA
    Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry could be held in contempt of court for not cooperating in a suit involving a custodian. Barry was ordered last year to pay $35,000 in damages to settle a lawsuit with Terrie Jenkins, who said Barry shoved her and exposed himself in a BWI airport bathroom in 2000. The Baltimore Sun reports court documents show Barry hasn't paid the settlement money. A Baltimore Circuit Court judge has scheduled a hearing for next month to decide the matter. In 2001, Barry was sentenced to a year's probation and community service for an assault charge stemming from...
  • CDC Urges Routine HIV Testing

    04/18/2003 7:02:41 AM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 47 replies · 784+ views
    The Wasiungton Post ^ | 04-18-2003 | Ceci Connolly
    CDC Urges Routine HIV Testing New Screening Procedures Aimed Especially at Pregnant Women By Ceci Connolly Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, April 18, 2003; Page A09 The nation's top public health doctor, declaring current AIDS prevention programs a major disappointment, announced yesterday the Bush administration will begin encouraging doctors to offer routine HIV testing to all their patients, especially pregnant women. The new screening procedures, which will be voluntary, are aimed at curbing the 40,000 new HIV infections in the United States each year, said Julie L. Gerberding, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "We are not...