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  • Obama lauds virtues of 'heartland' at NCAA game

    03/13/2012 5:18:37 PM PDT · by blf1776 · 33 replies
    NBC ^ | 03-13-2012 | Domenico Montanaro
    President Obama displayed his knowledge of basketball strategy at an appearance at a first-round NCAA tournament game, but politics wasn't far behind. "It's great to see a tournament game, but it's great to see Ohio," Obama said during a halftime interview from the first game of the NCAA basketball tournament in Dayton, Ohio. With the United Kingdom's prime minister David Cameron next to him, Obama stressed that often foreign leaders "only see the coasts. But the heartland is what it’s all about." There is not doubt that Ohio is certainly "what it's all about" when it comes to electoral politics...
  • Islamic Society plans to build community center

    01/05/2012 2:34:11 PM PST · by blf1776 · 4 replies
    WLFI ^ | 01-03-2012 | WLFI
    TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - The Islamic Society of Greater Lafayette has passed the first hurdle to build a community center. Tippecanoe County Commissioners approved a rezoning request Tuesday for 10 acres at the southwest corner of County Farm Road and "County Road 500 North. Commissioner David Byers said he took into consideration the few people who had concerns about the religious aspect of the project. But he said more people were worried about different issues. "They were mainly concerned about water run-off, lights shining into their houses at night, potentially extra noise," Byers said. Byers said the organization now...
  • Crossing guards on duty at Purdue

    09/17/2010 6:40:28 AM PDT · by blf1776 · 15 replies
    WLFI TV 18 ^ | 16 Sep 2010 | Ava Wilhite
    WEST LAFYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - You've seen crossing guards for elementary and grade schoolers, but now college students believe it or not will also have the same safety service. For every problem there is a solution, but crossing guards at the collegiate level surprised some. Grad student Jonathon Trzupek said he supports the job creation behind the p.s.a's but that's about all. "Personally I think it's embarrassing because we are grown adults now. When I was in undergrad and we didn't have the yield sign, it was pretty obvious you don't take the right away from cars. And now people...
  • Freedom to be a family - Local same sex couple could win dream wedding

    08/09/2010 9:29:25 AM PDT · by blf1776 · 22 replies
    WLFI TV 18 ^ | 08 Aug 2010 | Alexandra Deiro
    LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Tonya Agnew and Amy Crampton have been together for 12 years and are raising two boys, but they say a chance to legally wed would be important for their family. That wish is closer to being granted. The couple are second in a nationwide competition that would give them a wedding in Washington D.C., where their union would be legally recognized. "We've already been to Washington D.C., but it's just time for them to get married," said Leo Crampton, the couple's youngest son. "It's just the right way to treat people." Both Agnew and Crampton said...
  • Family thankful for Gold Star plate

    06/03/2010 9:42:50 AM PDT · by blf1776 · 2 replies · 144+ views
    WLFI TV18 ^ | Wednesday, 02 Jun 2010, 6:13 PM EDT | Kristin Maiorano
    LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A local lawmaker recently received what he calls his "highest honor." State Sen. Ron Alting (R-22nd district) received a bracelet today from the Frantz family in Lafayette. It was specially made in honor of their son, Matthew Frantz, who was killed in Iraq in January 2006. Matthew's mother, Marilyn Frantz, said the bracelet was the least they could do for Alting's efforts to establish Gold Star license plates in Indiana. The license plates are now available for the parents, spouses, siblings and children of anyone who died while serving in the military on active duty. Frantz...
  • Creator: Boobquake didn't shake Earth

    04/27/2010 5:09:12 AM PDT · by blf1776 · 21 replies · 1,739+ views
    WLFI TV18 ^ | Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010, 7:25 AM EDT | WLFI TV18
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - The creator of Boobquake said the results are in: Boobquake did not move the earth. On her blog, Purdue Senior Jennifer McCreight said that according to the USGS website, there were 47 earthquakes yesterday. That number may sound high, but in reality there are many earthquakes nearly every day and 47 is not an abnormal number. McCreight said to be statistically abnormal there would have had to have been over 148 quakes yesterday - over three times the actual total. The 6.5-magnitude earthquake in Taiwan had many buzzing that Boobquake had moved the earth, but...
  • Huckabee: Clemmons isn't same person

    12/02/2009 4:44:10 AM PST · by blf1776 · 128 replies · 2,749+ views
    WLFI-TV18 ^ | 12-01-2009 | Tiffanie Dismore
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Former Arkansas Governor and Presidental Candidate Mike Huckabee spoke at the Annual Tippecanoe County Right to Life banquet in West Lafayette. Huckabee has been under scrutiny after a man shot and killed four cops in a coffee shop in Seattle. Maurice Clemmons, the suspect, was facing a lifetime in prison in Arkansas when Huckabee was governor. Huckabee shortened Clemmons' sentence. "Here was a kid at age 16 had committed a burgarly and a robbery and got a 108 year sentence," Huckabee said Tuesday night at the Right to Life annual banquet on Purdue's campus. "The...
  • Student arrested in connection with suspicious package (felony terroristic mischief - Fort Hood)

    11/20/2009 9:18:59 AM PST · by blf1776 · 17 replies · 920+ views
    The Purdue Exponent ^ | 11-20-2009 | Ty Jepson
    Purdue Police arrested a Purdue student Thursday in connection with a suspicious package left in the University Visitor Information Center earlier that morning. According to a press release, around 7:50 a.m. Thursday, three college-aged men left a suspicious box in a hallway at the center, located at 504 Northwestern Ave. Police evacuated the building and used a portable X-ray machine to examine the box’s contents. Inside of the box there was a wheel lock, a Purdue parking ticket and $20. Police re-opened the center at 9 a.m. “Everything is fine,” said University spokeswoman Jeanne Norberg. “They evacuated the building, X-rayed...
  • Purdue researchers: H1N1 about to peak

    10/21/2009 9:20:25 AM PDT · by blf1776 · 11 replies · 914+ views
    WLFI TV18 ^ | 10-21-2009 | WLFI TV18
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Two Purdue University math researchers have predicted the novel H1N1 flu will peak so early that planned vaccinations will not have a large effect on the number of people infected. Sherry Towers, from Purdue's statistics department, and Zhilan Feng, from Purdue's math department, used a mathematical model to predict the spread of the disease. They used data collected by the Centers for Disease Control in May, June, July and August. The result? The model predicted that H1N1 infections will reach their peak in either the week before or the week after Halloween. The researchers said...
  • Protest William Ayers at Purdue University 09-24-09 (After Action Report)

    09/24/2009 8:16:13 PM PDT · by blf1776 · 55 replies · 4,194+ views
    Purdue University ^ | 09-24-09 | Purdue University
  • Protest William Ayers at Purdue University 09-24-09

    09/18/2009 9:33:56 AM PDT · by blf1776 · 33 replies · 2,688+ views
    Purdue University ^ | 08-18-09 | Purdue University
    ACTION ALERT: WHAT: Bill Ayers Protest WHERE: Lawson building, corner of 3rd and University St., Purdue campus WHEN: Thursday, Sept.24 5pm until he leaves the building WHY: Because his visit impugns the integrity and good name of Purdue University Please forward this to as many as you can, also print the attached flyer and share with friends, family and co-workers. Fox News should be here, we need a large turnout. Thank You, XXXX XXXXX Citizens in Action See Map:,-95.677068&sspn=38.963048,66.796875&ie=UTF8&ei=LeSvStz_DouEyAS729XFBg&sig2=jW4-M_UYveUWnXdn24DdBw&cd=1&usq=purdue+lawson+building&geocode=FQzhaAIdicDR-g&cid=7146432642078006542&li=lmd
  • Health care reform meeting gets heated

    08/26/2009 9:25:53 AM PDT · by blf1776 · 7 replies · 563+ views
    WLFI TV18 ^ | 08-25-09 | Kristin Crowley
    DANVILLE, Ind. (WLFI) - About 1000 people came to Danville, Indiana, for a town hall meeting on health care. Fourth Congressional District Congressman Steve Buyer said he does not support the health care bill as it stands, and a majority of people at Tuesday's town hall meeting agreed with him. Only a small portion of the group were for the health care bill. And while the majority of the meeting was relatively tame, there were some angry outbursts. As one man spoke out against President Obama saying he was a socialist, people yelled out 'stick to the issues!" Some booed...

    08/24/2009 9:42:05 AM PDT · by blf1776 · 14 replies · 540+ views ^ | 08-21-09 | Steve Buyer
    Washington, D.C.—Congressman Steve Buyer (IN-04) will host a town hall meeting on the evening of Tuesday, August 25, 2009, to hear from the constituents of Indiana’s fourth congressional district. The town hall will be held at the Hendricks County 4-H Conference Center in Danville from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Congressman Buyer will use this forum to collect feedback from Hoosiers on matters before the Congress. The issues at the forefront of those recently contacting the Congressman include: the significant level of spending in this session of Congress, energy legislation and health care. However, the “open mike” forum will allow residents...
  • Special Report with Brett Baier - Background Dog Bark

    08/17/2009 4:13:55 PM PDT · by blf1776 · 40 replies · 1,415+ views
    Fox News ^ | 08-17-2009 | Brett Baier
    OK This is my first Vanity. Does anyone else hear a little yippy yappy dog bark during Special Report with Brett Baier on Fox News? I have been hearing this dog for at least a week, I thought it was the neighbor’s dog. But today I recorded the program on my DVR, from Dish Network. There are several spots in the program where there is a single dog bark, it always sounds the same, like a recording. It happens at least once or twice each minute. I can rewind the recording and hear the bark in the same spot each...
  • Wind Farm Interference Showing Up on Doppler Radar

    07/07/2009 4:10:32 PM PDT · by blf1776 · 20 replies · 2,589+ views
    National Weather Service ^ | 07-07-09 | National Weather Service
    Wind Farm Interference Showing Up on Doppler Radar During the last several years, New York State has been a leader in supporting the growth of wind energy. As a result of this effort, there have been several "wind farm" projects developed across the region. In western New York, some of the bigger projects include the towns of Sheldon, Wethersfield, Eagle/Bliss in Wyoming county. These farms are located between 20 miles and 35 miles directly southeast of the Weather Surveillance Doppler Radar located at the National Weather Service office in Cheektowaga (KBUF) in northern Erie county. The towers are on top...
  • Taxes send tea into the Wabash

    04/16/2009 9:33:06 AM PDT · by blf1776 · 9 replies · 485+ views
    WLFI TV18 ^ | 04-16-09 | Julie Krizen
    Lafayette, Ind. (WLFI) - The first tea party Wednesday afternoon had the Pedestrian bridge packed with people wanting their voices to be heard. Many say the government is spending too much money, and it's unfair to taxpayers.
  • GOP voter registration fraud case leads to arrest

    10/19/2008 4:54:18 PM PDT · by blf1776 · 50 replies · 2,347+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 19, 2008 | Evan Halper
    SACRAMENTO -- The owner of a firm that the California Republican Party hired to register tens of thousands of voters this year was arrested in Ontario late last night on suspicion of voter registration fraud.
  • Barack Obama as George Wallace

    10/12/2008 1:45:44 PM PDT · by blf1776 · 10 replies · 400+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | September 27, 2008 | Michael Boyer
    For those who don't remember, or for those who never knew, there were two George Wallaces who ran Alabama state government for two decades and ran for president in three national elections. There was the old George Wallace and the new George Wallace. The old George Wallace defined himself early on in 1963 at his first inauguration: "Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever." Then there was the new George Wallace, who felt that the attempt on his life was "a message from God" to specifically "set me straight." He morphed into a racial liberal unlike any political transformation in the...
  • Nikkei tumbles to 2008 low as crisis fears grow

    09/29/2008 6:04:37 PM PDT · by blf1776 · 37 replies · 1,283+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sept 30, 2008 | By Elaine Lies
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  • Sex and presidential politics meet at The Kinsey Institute

    09/26/2008 6:31:12 AM PDT · by blf1776 · 4 replies · 289+ views
    href="">The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction Newsroom Home > News Release Last modified: Thursday, September 18, 2008Sex and presidential politics meet at The Kinsey Institute E-mail this pagePrint this page FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESept. 18, 2008BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Just in time for the upcoming elections, The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University offers a glimpse of presidential politics from adult and underground media sources. Print-Quality Photo Featuring magazines, tabloids, newspapers and newsletters from the latter half of the 20th century, this exhibit reveals a sometimes-humorous perspective on the elections that is not often covered by the mainstream media....