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  • Greeting cards made especially for inmates

    12/03/2005 6:54:51 PM PST · by fat city · 13 replies · 1,661+ views
    Aki Tymes was living in Dewey Beach, Del., in 2003 when he learned his cousin had "gone back into the system" for selling drugs. At first, Tymes, 33, was angry. His relative was raised to know right from wrong, he said. But anger quickly gave way to compassion and the desire to reach out to his cousin. "But guys don't write letters," Tymes said. A greeting card seemed like the perfect solution, but Tymes said the selection at the stores was either "mushy" or inappropriate. "The only cards you have to choose from are sympathy cards. But usually the cover...
  • Veteran Remembers

    11/11/2005 7:14:09 PM PST · by fat city · 5 replies · 419+ views
    The Record Courier ^ | 11-11-05 | William Hartung
    You say you will never forget when you were given orders to cross the Rapido River on the night of Jan. 20, 1944. Neither will I. You were the first scout and crossed the river first. I was right beside you. You found a badly wounded GI right after you crossed the river. I held your hand on the bandage to stop the bleeding some. I gave him peace of mind to say, “Mom, I am not going to make it, but it’s OK. I’m ready to go.” I was with his Mom when the telegram came with the bad...
  • Anti-war protest follows May 4 commemoration (from the cukoo's nest)

    05/05/2005 5:43:10 PM PDT · by fat city · 1 replies · 202+ views
    Record-Courier ^ | 4-05-2005 | Chad Murphy
    As a student minister at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Kent during the events of May 4, 1970, William Schultz read a poem during the only memorial service to be held immediately following the events. “All of the (other) churches refused to perform a memorial,” he said. Thirty-five years later, Schultz, now executive director of Amnesty International, said though it may seem like the Ohio National Guard wasn’t held accountable for the shootings, the activism started and strengthened by those events will fully overcome them. Schultz delivered the keynote address during the annual May 4 commemoration at Kent State University...
  • Bad Bologna Busted At Border

    04/26/2005 4:51:49 PM PDT · by fat city · 32 replies · 707+ views
    NewsNet5/AP ^ | 4-26-2005
    WASHINGTON -- Over 800 pounds of Mexican bologna smuggled into the U.S. without refrigeration has been destroyed by the Agriculture Department. It was found in suitcases aboard a bus earlier this month north of Las Cruces, N.M. The man who owned it said it was going to be sold at a swap meet or flea market. The man entered the country legally, and is not being charged. The Agriculture Department has approved some imports of Mexican bologna, but it must be refrigerated. Unrefrigerated bologna can create health risks such as Classic Swine Fever.
  • Restaurant Sued Over Claim of Skin In Sandwich

    04/23/2005 2:27:07 PM PDT · by fat city · 35 replies · 1,342+ views
    NewsNet5.com ^ | 4-23-2005
    Restaurant Sued Over Claim Of Skin In Sandwich Health Department Said Employee Cut Finger POSTED: 10:21 am EDT April 23, 2005 DAYTON, Ohio -- A man is suing a fast-food restaurant operator for more than $50,000, claiming he found a slice of skin on his chicken sandwich. David Scheiding filed the lawsuit in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court on April 1 after rejecting a settlement offer from GZK Inc., his lawyer said. GZK owns the Arby's restaurant in Tipp City where he bought the sandwich. Scheiding, of Troy, said he realized something wasn't right when he bit into the sandwich...
  • Sundance and Court TV Air Four Films That Focus On the First Amendment (Barf Alert)

    12/06/2004 8:23:09 PM PST · by fat city · 8 replies · 335+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 12-02-04 | Frazier Moore
    (12-02) 12:03 PST NEW YORK (AP) -- If you don't think the First Amendment is a burning issue, you've already forgotten the ruckus over "Saving Private Ryan" just three weeks ago. Spooked by how the Feds might punish them, 66 ABC affiliates played safe by squelching that acclaimed, ultrapatriotic war film. Their excuse was its handful of swear words A case of prior restraint imposed by the government? Not exactly -- but, with 66 stations caving in to a perceived threat from the Federal Communications Commission, it's the next best thing. This is an excellent time, then, for "The First...
  • Help On Posting Media Rules

    12/04/2004 10:28:32 AM PST · by fat city · 3 replies · 453+ views
    12-04-04 | fat city
    Just reformatted my hd and didn't save my list of media posting rules ( which allows excerpts, links only, no posting, etc) to FR. Anyone know where I can find the list? Yeah, I searched but my skills are diminished by my public school ed. Thanks.
  • New Wepons In the War On Pain Patients and Doctors

    11/25/2004 1:44:04 PM PST · by fat city · 13 replies · 737+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 11-25-04 | Robert J. Cihak
    http://www.NewsAndOpinion.com | The current Congress has a few lame ducks, but they're still mighty busy birds - trying to push through lots of big legislation such as 1000 pages of a $338 billion omnibus spending bill. They're also hoping that little bills zip right through, below the public's radar, such as H.R. 3015 which targets physicians and pharmacists in the take-no-prisoners war on pain drugs and patients suffering chronic pain. H.R. 3015, the National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting Act, the US House of Representatives in October. It's now before the Senate where it's slated for a voice vote before...
  • OUTRAGE!

    08/06/2004 5:02:38 PM PDT · by fat city · 34 replies · 2,508+ views
    Ravenna Record Courier/ Slate.com | 8-04-04 | Daryl Cagle
  • Riots Took Toll on Sex Drive

    05/16/2004 10:08:36 AM PDT · by fat city · 10 replies · 103+ views
    Reuters
    ROME (Reuters) - Riots that dominated a G8 summit in Genoa in 2001 suppressed the sex drive of its residents and led to a sharp decline in births in the city, a study showed on Wednesday. In the ninth month after the riots, birth rates dropped off 29 percent compared to the average birth rate on the same dates over the three previous years, the study carried out by San Martino hospital showed. Even 11 months after the clashes, birth rates were 20 percent lower. "Violent demonstrations can cause a stress reaction with negative consequences for sexual drive and reproductive...