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  • Mass found in chest of Eric Berry [KC Chiefs safety]

    11/24/2014 7:32:00 PM PST · by Gil4 · 20 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | Nov 24, 2014 | Adam Teicher
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry has what team officials believe is lymphoma -- a form of cancer -- and has been placed on the season-ending non-football illness list. Berry will undergo further testing at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta to complete the diagnosis. "At this point in time, we don't have a definitive diagnosis," Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder said at a news conference Monday afternoon. "But the leading consideration for what he has right now is lymphoma.
  • Hank Johnson forswears the word ‘midget’

    12/13/2012 2:12:49 PM PST · by Gil4 · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/13/2012 | Emily Heil
    Turns out, the language one uses in speeches on the House floor is no small matter. Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) today apologized for using what he terms “the m-word” during a speech the previous evening.
  • Food Stamp Growth 75X Greater than Job Creation

    11/02/2012 10:00:53 AM PDT · by Gil4 · 11 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Nov 2, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    With the latest jobs report, it is now the case that "Under Obama, Food Stamp Growth [Is] 75 Times Greater Than Job Creation," according to statistics compiled by the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee. "For Every Person Added to Jobs Rolls Since January 2009, 75 People Added To Food Stamp Rolls." Here's a chart detailing the growth: Since January 2009, as the chart shows, a net of 194,000 new jobs have been created. During that same time, 14.7 million have been added to the food stamp rolls. "Simply put, the President’s policies have not produced jobs. During his...
  • NDSU players charged in scandal

    09/07/2012 6:12:11 PM PDT · by Gil4 · 6 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 7, 2012 | Associated Press
    BISMARCK, N.D. -- Nine North Dakota State University football players were among 15 people formally charged Friday with faking petition signatures in a scandal that blocked two voter initiatives from getting on the November ballot. -------- The players were among the people hired to gather signatures for two ballot measures. One sought to establish a state fund to promote conservation, environmental and water projects, financed by a share of North Dakota's oil tax collections. The second was aimed at making marijuana use legal for people suffering from chronic pain and debilitating illnesses.
  • Planned Parenthood on the Ropes

    04/26/2011 7:32:32 PM PDT · by Gil4 · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2011 | Orrin Hatch
    Editors note: This piece was co-authored by Ken Blackwell. As part of the debate over the final Fiscal Year 2011 continuing resolution, members of Congress faced a choice — whether to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, or to continue sending taxpayer dollars to this group. The question was simple. Should American families be required to provide millions of dollars in funding to an organization responsible for over 300,000 abortions in 2009? The organization’s funding survived by a thread. Though the House voted overwhelmingly to defund Planned Parenthood, in the Senate, every single Democrat voted...
  • Another Government Shutdown?

    09/11/2010 7:56:36 PM PDT · by Gil4 · 20 replies · 1+ views
    The White House Blog ^ | September 10, 2010 | Dan Pfeiffer
    Another Government Shutdown? Posted by Dan Pfeiffer on September 10, 2010 at 10:33 PM EDT Today the President once again discussed his proposals to boost America’s economic recovery – from rebuilding America’s roads and bridges, to giving businesses incentives to invest, to help for small business. If one sat back and tried to think of the most bipartisan idea the President could possibly propose to boost job creation, it would probably be providing tax breaks for small businesses, and yet even this has been blocked by the partisan Republican minority from even coming up for an up-or-down vote for months....
  • Brandon Marshall wants to play in NBA

    08/12/2010 5:09:39 PM PDT · by Gil4
    ESPN.com ^ | August 12, 2010 | Adam Schefter
    DAVIE, Fla. -- Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall said Thursday that if NFL teams lock out the players next year, he will try out for the NBA. Marshall said he plans to audition for either the Denver Nuggets or the Miami Heat.
  • Jury orders 45 years for former slugger Mel Hall

    06/17/2009 11:23:32 PM PDT · by Gil4 · 12 replies · 1,246+ views
    Google News ^ | june 17, 2009 | SCHUYLER DIXON
    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Former major league outfielder Mel Hall was sentenced to 45 years in prison Wednesday after being convicted of raping a 12-year-old girl he coached on an elite basketball team. Hall was convicted on three counts of aggravated sexual assault and two counts of indecency with a child. Among his accusers during sentencing Wednesday were others who said he carried on inappropriate relationships with them.
  • Op-Classic, 1990: The Danger of David Souter

    05/03/2009 11:02:24 AM PDT · by Gil4 · 15 replies · 847+ views
    NY Times ^ | JUDITH L. LICHTMAN
    The fundamental constitutional principles articulated in Judge David H. Souter has put the country in an untenable position. He is asking the American people to support his nomination to the Supreme Court without assurances that he will protect our rights once on that court. ... Roe v. Wade are as critical as those spelled out in Brown. A woman's ability to enjoy all other personal liberties guaranteed by the Constitution - her privacy and her equality before the law - hinges upon her freedom to choose when and whether to have a child. Yet time after time Judge Souter refused...
  • Williams starting process to return to NFL

    03/31/2007 11:46:23 AM PDT · by Gil4 · 12 replies · 240+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | March 31, 2007 | Len Pasquarelli
    Williams starting process to return to NFL By Len Pasquarelli ESPN.com Running back Ricky Williams, exiled for the entire 2006 season because of a fourth violation of the NFL substance abuse policy, has triggered the process that could end his one-year suspension and lead to his reinstatement by the league. Williams was suspended by the NFL last April 25 and spent last fall playing for the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL. In advance of the one-year anniversary of the sanctions, Williams has already requested that pertinent reports, including those from the clinician who has monitored his case and from Dr....
  • Nevada freshman pitcher dies after hospitalization

    04/26/2006 1:15:48 PM PDT · by Gil4 · 23 replies · 1,194+ views
    ESPN ^ | April 26, 20006 | AP
    Nevada freshman pitcher dies after hospitalization Associated Press RENO, Nev. -- A freshman pitcher for the Nevada Wolf Pack died Tuesday at a Reno hospital after being rushed there the night before with undisclosed injuries, school officials said. Steve Masten, 18, who starred at Spanish Springs High School in Sparks, was reported in critical condition at Washoe Medical Center earlier Tuesday before he died there later in the day, school officials said. Nevada coach Gary Powers on Monday said the hospitalization was the result of an "unfortunate incident within the program.'' But school officials refused to discuss the nature of...
  • Falwell's school thwarts gay protesters

    03/11/2006 10:28:56 AM PST · by Gil4 · 127 replies · 1,886+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | March 10, 2006 | Kay Miller
    Falwell's school thwarts gay protesters 24 participants on the Equality Ride for gay rights were arrested at Liberty University in Virginia. Riders said it won't stop their journey. Kay Miller, Star TribuneOn the first stop of the nationwide Equality Ride for gay rights Friday, founder and organizer Jacob Reitan of Eden Prairie and 23 other young riders were arrested in Lynchburg, Va. About 60 police officers and emergency responders lined up outside the entrance of Liberty University, founded by the Rev. Jerry Falwell. As he stepped from the sidewalk onto university property, Reitan, 24, read a speech saying riders had...
  • Was It Terrorism?

    11/12/2001 9:22:01 AM PST · by Gil4 · 21 replies · 218+ views
    Jewish World Review | 12 Nov 01 | JWR_Editor-in-Chief (blj@jewishworldreview.com)
    Sources tell JWR that the flight which crashed near JFK airport was delayed initially do to suspected engine trouble. It was scheduled to take off quite a bit earlier. Developing ..
  • Oberlin snaps longest losing skid in football

    10/23/2001 1:40:26 PM PDT · by Gil4 · 9 replies · 32+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | October 20, 2001
    Oberlin snaps longest losing skid in football Associated Press OBERLIN, Ohio -- Oberlin snapped its 44-game losing streak -- the longest slide in college football -- getting three touchdowns from Scott Barker in a 55-22 victory Saturday over Kenyon. The Yeomen (1-5, 1-3 North Coast Conference) had been winless since beating Thiel 18-17 in 1997. Before that, Oberlin, which plays in NCAA Division III, had lost 40 in a row after beating Kenyon in 1992. Barker scored on a 24-yard pass from Ryan Squatrito and on a return of blocked punt in the first quarter. Barker added a 22-yard ...
  • Gore Turns Negative with Attack on Bush 'Bloopers'

    10/09/2000 5:02:22 PM PDT · by Gil4 · 19+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Monday October 9 11:35 AM ET | Steve Holland
    ``Thus far he has not even met the 'Quayle Standard,''' Lehane said, referring to Dan Quayle, who was vice president to President George Bush, the current Republican candidate's father, and set an unfortunate standard for bloopers by misspelling the word potato, among other mistakes