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  • Manassas murder suspect's past arrests didn't trigger ICE proceedings

    02/11/2011 8:09:50 PM PST · by craig_eddy · 7 replies
    InsideNova.com ^ | 2/11/2011 | KEITH WALKER
    Despite two arrests since a judge ordered his deportation in 2002, Jose Oswaldo Reyes Alfaro -- accused of killing three and wounding three more in Manassas Thursday night -- remained in the United States.
  • Co-Sign the Historic Reform Bill!

    03/22/2010 6:39:29 PM PDT · by craig_eddy · 29 replies · 945+ views
    Organizing For America ^ | Organizing For America
    Be Part of History President Obama will soon sign comprehensive health care reform into law. Supporters now have a chance to add our names as "Co-signers" of this historic legislation -- adding our names next to President Obama's to show our pride in helping bring about this great achievement. Organizing for America will establish a permanent archive with all the signatures, so that generations to come will have a record of those who stood together in this moment and won this fight for our future.
  • Indonesia on tsunami alert after quake

    08/29/2006 7:55:17 AM PDT · by craig_eddy · 17 replies · 556+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 8/29/06 | MSNBC News Services
    Epicenter was off Moluccas islands, official reports JAKARTA, Indonesia - Eastern Indonesia was on a tsunami alert Tuesday after an earthquake offshore rattled the region. The magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck near Indonesia's Moluccas islands, an official at the country's meteorological agency said.
  • HUD to Probe Manassas Anti-Crowding Effort

    05/26/2006 5:30:04 AM PDT · by craig_eddy · 4 replies · 332+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 5/26/2006 | Stephanie McCrummen
    Federal Housing Agency and Residents File Complaints Saying the Program Is Biased Against Hispanics Federal housing officials said yesterday that they are investigating whether a two-year-old program to combat crowded housing in Manassas is unfairly targeting Hispanic families in violation of the Fair Housing Act. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development filed a complaint Tuesday alleging a pattern of discrimination. Yesterday, a group of Manassas residents and civil rights advocates filed 11 more complaints, saying that the city has selectively enforced its overcrowding rules and other ordinances against Hispanic residents in what amounts to a systematic campaign of...
  • As freedom shrinks, teens seek MySpace to hang out

    05/11/2006 8:24:22 AM PDT · by craig_eddy · 35 replies · 954+ views
    Reuters ^ | 5/11/06 | Jill Serjeant
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - They paper their virtual walls with kittens and cartoon characters, give their address as Candyland, their age as 103 and announce they are yearning for true love. Welcome to the secret, yet very public, world of young teens who are flocking to social-networking Internet sites both to chill with friends and to figure out the timeless adolescent question "Who am I?" As the real world is perceived as more dangerous with child abductors lurking on every corner, kids flock online to hang out with friends, express their hopes and dreams and bare their souls with often...
  • Battle lines drawn over Vatican stance on gays

    11/23/2005 4:05:59 PM PST · by craig_eddy · 200 replies · 2,377+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11/23/2005 | Jason Szep
    BOSTON (Reuters) - Gay rights activists and liberal Catholics girded on Wednesday for a long battle over the Vatican's tougher stance on homosexuality, predicting the Church would lose thousands of followers in the United States.
  • Caption This "October Surprise"

    10/26/2004 10:53:31 AM PDT · by craig_eddy · 63 replies · 3,898+ views
    Yahoo Images ^ | 10/26/04 | craig_eddy
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  • Caption Pictures of John Kerry Weapon Stockpiles

    09/03/2004 6:05:30 AM PDT · by craig_eddy · 11 replies · 2,405+ views
    n/a | 9/3/2004 | Craig Eddy
    If John Kerry gets elected, will these weapon stockpiles be made illegal? Zell Miller wants to know...
  • It's the expansion, stupid

    06/01/2004 6:08:50 AM PDT · by craig_eddy · 2 replies · 255+ views
    CBS MarketWatch ^ | 6/1/2004 | Chris Pummer
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS.MW) -- The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, major TV networks and financial magazines keep repeating a serious error I've meant to call them on, but haven't, because my own Web site makes the same grave mistake. To hear Big Media tell it, the U.S. economy is in a fragile state of "recovery" that threatens to be undermined at any moment, by rising interest rates, by soaring gas prices, by another terrorist attack. In fact, the economy has been in a state of rip-roaring "expansion" -- the strongest in 20 years -- yet the media persists...
  • Modesto police ask for help in locating missing girl

    04/29/2003 2:49:54 PM PDT · by craig_eddy · 11 replies · 148+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 4/29/03 | AP
    <p>Modesto police asked the public for help Tuesday in finding a 13-year-old girl who may have been abducted from her aunt's house.</p> <p>Maria Rodriguez disappeared between midnight and 4 a.m. Tuesday -- also missing was her aunt's friend, Regino Bautista, a man in his 40s who was staying at the house while his car was being repaired, according to Modesto Sgt. Chris Fuzie.</p>
  • NEJM -- A Major Outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome in Hong Kong [study conducted]

    04/07/2003 2:45:20 PM PDT · by craig_eddy · 10 replies · 270+ views
    A Major Outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome in Hong Kong   Nelson Lee, M.D., David Hui, M.D., Alan Wu, M.D., Paul Chan, M.D., Peter Cameron, M.D., Gavin M. Joynt, M.D., Anil Ahuja, M.D., Man Yee Yung, B.Sc., C.B. Leung, M.D., K.F. To, M.D., S.F. Lui, M.D., C.C. Szeto, M.D., Sydney Chung, M.D., and Joseph J.Y. Sung, M.D.     PDF of this article Find Similar Articles in the Journal Notify a friend about this article Add to Personal Archive Download to Citation Manager Alert me when this article is cited Articles in Medline by Author: Lee, N. Sung,...
  • Payroll tax suggested as way to bail out VTA (Bay Area public transit)

    03/27/2003 10:30:55 AM PST · by craig_eddy · 7 replies · 249+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 3/27/03 | Gary Richards
    <p>Santa Clara County leaders are considering a proposal to place a 1 percent payroll tax on the ballot as a way to bail out the financially strapped Valley Transportation Authority.</p> <p>The tax -- which could be on the ballot late this year or in 2004 -- would raise an estimated $600 million a year, more than enough to keep the buses running, expand light rail and bring BART to San Jose.</p>
  • Iraqi Uses Web to Chronicle a City Under the Bombs

    03/25/2003 9:32:42 AM PST · by craig_eddy · 7 replies · 226+ views
    Reuters Internet Report ^ | 3/24/03 | Jonathan Wright
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A mysterious Iraqi who calls himself Salam Pax, writing a Web log from the heart of Baghdad, has developed a large Internet following with his wry accounts of daily life in a city under U.S. bombardment. Salam Pax, a pseudonym crafted from the Arabic and Latin words for peace, came back on line on Monday after a two-day break because of interruptions in Internet access. The traffic on his Web site, http://dear_raed.blogspot.com, caused the server to go down and Salam's e-mail folder has filled with inquiries about his true identity.
  • Missiles on the Move in Baghdad??

    03/22/2003 5:11:10 AM PST · by craig_eddy · 29 replies · 434+ views
    FoxNews Showing Chris Jumpelt ^ | 3/22/03 | craig_eddy
    Watching FoxNews at 5:00 Pacific, they go to German reporter Chris Jumpelt who is in Baghdad. The video that is showing with his voice is being take from a car on a highway (3 lanes each way looks like). The car shooting the video passes a small flatbed truck and shows this truck first from the rear and then the side. The truck is pretty clearly carrying a missile of some sort. The missile is covered with cameflouge netting but the fins at the bottom can be clearly seen. As the car goes alongside the truck, the video goes black....
  • Russia begins airlift as Iraqi 'martyrs' march

    03/05/2003 6:13:55 PM PST · by craig_eddy · 7 replies · 24+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 3/6/03 | Nicolas Pelham
    Would-be suicide bombers on Wednesday marched through the thoroughfares of Baghdad and helmeted Iraqi home guards drilled outside Baghdad's National Theatre, as the Russian embassy reacted to the expectation of war by beginning to airlift its 700 nationals left in Iraq. Diplomats said the Russian embassy was evacuating hundreds of nationals over four days starting on Thursday. Russian observers in Iraq said these included scores of workers constructing an electricity plant at Youssifia south of Baghdad, and oil men drilling in exploratory fields near Kirkuk in northern Iraq. The Russian school in Baghdad closed last month.
  • Volunteer 'Human Shields' to Head for Iraq

    01/21/2003 12:05:57 PM PST · by craig_eddy · 11 replies · 78+ views
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | 1/21/02 | Andrew Cawthorne
    LONDON (Reuters) - A first wave of mainly Western volunteers will leave London this weekend on a convoy bound for Iraq to act as "human shields" at key sites and populous areas in case of a U.S.-led war on Baghdad. "The potential for white Western body parts flying around with the Iraqi ones should make them think again about this imperialist oil war," organizer Ken Nichols, a former U.S. marine in the 1991 Gulf War (news - web sites), told Reuters.
  • Palestinians Call Off January Election

    12/22/2002 8:29:10 AM PST · by craig_eddy · 22 replies · 7+ views
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | 12/22/02 | Mohammed Assadi
    RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinians decided on Sunday to postpone indefinitely a general election scheduled for January, saying it was difficult to hold a vote while Israeli forces continued to occupy West Bank cities.
  • Breaking...Bombings Hit Phillipines

    10/16/2002 9:34:00 PM PDT · by craig_eddy · 21 replies · 108+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 10/16/02 | MSNBC
    No article yet, just the headline...
  • FBI Alert Re. Snail Mail False Alarm

    10/10/2002 9:14:13 PM PDT · by craig_eddy · 134+ views
    Corporate E-mail | 10/10/02 | FBI
    Received this e-mail from our corprate security department: The following information has been provided to by the FBI: On October 7, 2002 a national/international mailing soliciting funds for the RETT Syndrome Foundation was initiated. Inside each first class envelope, besides the requests for donation, was a packet of Equal artificial sweetener and a tea bag. It is expected that this mass mailing will enter the mail stream on or about 10/13/2002 and will total approximately 17,000 pieces of mail. The mailings are being sent out by volunteers from all over the U.S., therefore will have different postmarks, however, the return...
  • Three at Gilroy High resign in protest

    07/09/2002 11:23:12 AM PDT · by craig_eddy · 56 replies · 375+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 7/9/02 | Pat Lopes Harris
    <p>The principal and two assistant principals at Gilroy High School have resigned in protest of a district decision to implement a pilot honors program this fall in English and social studies for ninth- and 10th-graders.</p> <p>In the latest Bay Area example of so-called academic tracking clashing with equal educational access, Principal Wendy Gudalewicz and Assistant Principals Cec Bell and Rosa Nieto said the honors program, which will place the district's top freshmen and sophomores in separate classes rather than mixing them with students of all abilities, will lead to segregation.</p>
  • Religious beliefs present hurdles for Nebraska coach's career

    04/12/2002 9:27:15 AM PDT · by craig_eddy · 26 replies · 314+ views
    Yahoo Sports/UWire ^ | 4/11/02 | Veronica Daehn
    By Veronica Daehn Daily Nebraskan (U-WIRE) LINCOLN, Neb. -- In early January, shortly after Miami crushed Nebraska in the Rose Bowl, Nebraska assistant football coach Ron Brown journeyed to a Los Angeles hotel to interview for the coaching job at Stanford. But he didn't get any further than the initial interview. The reason: It soon became apparent his religious views, among other things, were incompatible with Stanford's liberal student body and active gay community. "(His religion) was definitely something that had to be considered," said Alan Glenn, Stanford's assistant athletic director of human resources. "We're a very diverse community with...
  • Hey, Where's My Tax Rebate? [BARF ALERT]

    07/06/2001 3:49:36 PM PDT · by craig_eddy · 16+ views
    SmartMoney.com ^ | 7/6/2001 | Bill Bischoff (bbischoff@smartmoney.com)
    IF YOU'RE ANXIOUSLY running to your mailbox looking for your tax-rebate check, cool it. You've still got at least a few weeks to wait, my friend. In fact, you might have a couple of months, or almost a year before you see that cash. (Or, hate to break it to you, you just might not see it at all.) Truth is, like most tax matters, the issuing of these checks isn't straightforward stuff. So please don't run out and buy that new TV just yet, because your check may turn out to be later or smaller than advertised. Have I ...
  • HeadHunter.net -- Liberals Only Need Apply?

    05/11/2001 3:56:28 PM PDT · by craig_eddy · 12+ views
    HeadHunter.net ^ | 5/11/2001 | Craig Eddy
    Seems like HeadHunter.net has a bit of a bias against President Bush. Visit the site, become ticked off at the gaul of someone to post such a "job offering," then click on the link next to Contact Information, click on Apply Online, and then clikc on "Click here to apply".
  • The Al Gore/Google/John Doerr Connection

    05/11/2001 3:06:19 PM PDT · by craig_eddy · 240+ views
    Google.com searchers | 5/11/2001 | Craig Eddy
    For the second time in several months, Al Gore has visited Google.com in Mountain View (their office is across the parking lot from mine). Why? What's the connection?Seems to be a connection through John Doerr, noted Valley venture capitalist, huge Gore supporter, and Google board member.But why? What's the REAL connection? I haven't a clue. Anyone?Some interesting stories to check: The Red Eye: Knocking on DoerrGore Slams Doerr on Silicon ValleyElton John helps raise money for Gore -- "Before John's performance, Silicon Valley venture capitalist John Doerr thanked Gore for his role in securing a landmark trade agreement with China."Bush ...
  • Standing Guard -- "The end game...includes overriding national sovereignty regarding firearms

    04/26/2001 9:48:49 AM PDT · by craig_eddy · 1,861+ views
    America's First Freedom/NRA ^ | May, 2001 | Wayne LaPierre
    A push for United Nations action on global gun bans--expected in July--has been preceded with release of a worldwide propaganda video that paints its message blood red, and I quote: "A gun born É a killer is on the loose É small arms are not fussy about the company they keep É and they can murder indiscriminately." This film--"Armed to the Teeth: The Worldwide Plague of Small Arms"--is a prelude to a UN conference on a global gun control scheme that could deeply affect Americans' future right to keep and bear arms. "The United Nations Conference on the Illicit Trade ...
  • Taiwan Holds Wargames Ahead of U.S. Arms Decision

    04/20/2001 8:33:18 AM PDT · by craig_eddy · 13+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/20/2001 | Alice Hung
    Taiwan's military practiced how to repel a Chinese invasion on Friday, just days ahead of a potentially explosive U.S. decision on whether to sell advanced weapons to the island.
  • U.S. Says China to Allow Access to Plane Crew Tuesday

    04/02/2001 11:10:50 AM PDT · by craig_eddy · 6+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/2/2001 | Reuters
    U.S. Says China to Allow Access to Plane Crew Tuesday April 2, 2001 1:53 pm EST WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China has told the United States it will allow American officials access on Tuesday to the crew of a Navy surveillance plane that made an emergency landing on the island of Hainan, U.S. officials said on Monday.
  • NCR Sues Palm, Handspring Over Patent Infringement

    03/15/2001 9:12:51 AM PST · by craig_eddy · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/15/2001
    See link. Basically NCR is suing Palm & Handspring (why not others?) over patents for "Portable personal terminal for use in a system for handling transactions," and for a "System for handling transactions including a portable personal terminal."
  • ACLU disapproves of pre-game prayers at Clemson

    03/05/2001 11:40:35 AM PST · by craig_eddy · 1+ views
    Yahoo Sports/The Tiger/U-Wire ^ | 3/5/2001 | Carolyn Lemere
    "Around 250 students, faculty and community members showed up..." "The panel discussion, sponsored by the ACLU and Clemson's department of philosophy and religion, was a result of the local Piedmont Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of South Carolina receiving complaints concerning the pre-game prayer before Clemson home football games. "