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  • First lady visiting Boston Thursday [and Vermont]

    06/27/2011 8:48:55 PM PDT · by LibFreeOrDie · 22 replies
    The Boston Globe ( ^ | June 27, 2011 5:20 PM | By Glen Johnson, Globe Staff
    First lady Michelle Obama will visit Vermont for a series of events after she stops in Boston on Thursday for a fund-raiser at the Chestnut Hill home of Democratic activists Elaine and Gerald Schuster. Obama will speak at the Schusters just after noon during a luncheon that will benefit the Democratic National Committee. Its principal purpose for the next 18 months is re-electing her husband, President Obama. A previous posting about the visit is available here (second item). The first lady will fly from Boston to Burlington, Vt., where she will participate in a 3:30 p.m. “Joining Forces” event to...
  • Tea Party to Back Any GOP Nominee— Including Romney [according to self-appointed tea party "leader"]

    06/04/2011 10:25:45 PM PDT · by LibFreeOrDie · 264 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 4, 2011 | Lexi Stemple
    The Tea Party will support whoever wins the GOP presidential nomination - - even if that person is former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. That's the affirmative word from Tea Party Express chair Amy Kremer.
  • State teachers union calls for boycott of Duprey

    03/12/2011 2:24:50 PM PST · by LibFreeOrDie · 11 replies
    Union Leader ^ | 3/12/2011 | JOHN DISTASO
    The executive board of the state's largest teachers union has called for a boycott of the businesses owned by state Republican National Committeeman and Concord developer Steve Duprey because he has called for an end to collective bargaining for public employees and to teacher tenure. Duprey said he respects "the right of every person and organization to do business with whomever they choose," but did not back off his opinion. The February/March edition of NEA-New Hampshire Educator, the union's newsletter, cited an opinion piece Duprey wrote in the Dec. 30, 2010, New Hampshire Union Leader. As part of a suggested...
  • Top tech firms join push to hire vets

    03/09/2011 6:54:05 PM PST · by LibFreeOrDie · 5 replies
    Computer World ^ | March 9, 2011 | Matt Hamblen
    JPMorgan Chase leads '100,000 Jobs Mission' to hire military personnel leaving active duty through 2020. Cisco, AT&T, Verizon and EMC have joined seven other major corporations that have jointly pledged to hire 100,000 veterans and military personnel that end active duty by the end of 2020. JPMorgan Chase is leading so-called "100,000 Jobs Mission." The high tech firms involved note that technical skills learned and used in the military could easily benefit them.
  • Gary Sinise's Speech at the Reagan Tribute 2/6/2011

    02/06/2011 12:55:20 PM PST · by LibFreeOrDie · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | 2/6/2011 |
    For those of you who missed the live broadcast of the Reagan Tribute on Fox, here's Gary Sinise's excellent speech.
  • 'Forbidden Planet' Star Anne Francis Dies at Age 80

    01/03/2011 9:14:57 AM PST · by LibFreeOrDie · 83 replies ^ | January 3, 2011 | Associated Press
    Actress Anne Francis, who was the love interest in the 1950s science-fiction classic "Forbidden Planet" and later was sexy private eye in "Honey West" on TV has died at age 80 in California.
  • Cisco Boosts Outsourcing In Palestine

    06/30/2010 6:24:13 PM PDT · by LibFreeOrDie · 6 replies ^ | June 30, 2010 | Paul McDougall
    Google, Microsoft and HP also investing as West Bank and Gaza eye tech-driven growth. Cisco plans to work with Palestinian authorities over the next several months to help IT companies in the West Bank and Gaza Strip bolster their ability to handle large outsourcing contracts from the U.S. and other countries. The United States Agency for International Development, along with advisory partner Carana Corp., are assisting with the project.
  • Teachers Hold Anti-War Signs At School Assembly [Video]

    06/12/2010 7:45:29 PM PDT · by LibFreeOrDie · 27 replies · 1,754+ views
    WBZ-TV Boston MA ^ | June 12, 2010 | WBZ-TV
    Two teachers at Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School [MA] held up signs that said "End War" during a school assembly honoring students who enlisted in the military.
  • Tornado watch for all of New England until 10 PM

    06/05/2010 11:57:01 AM PDT · by LibFreeOrDie · 30 replies · 966+ views
    National Weather Service ^ | 6/5/2010 | National Weather Service
  • Portsmouth [New Hampshire] High to host Obama town hall

    08/07/2009 4:06:15 PM PDT · by LibFreeOrDie · 20 replies · 1,674+ views
    Union Leader ^ | Friday, August 7, 2009 | TRENT SPINER
    Portsmouth – President Barack Obama will hold his Tuesday New Hampshire town hall meeting to discuss health care inside the gymnasium at Portsmouth High School, the White House announced this afternoon. Members of the public wishing to attend the town hall should visit this website to register. The website will be available until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. For more details and a complete story, check back with later today or buy the New Hampshire Union Leader tomorrow.
  • Online comment by Telegraph reader leads to brief Secret Service inquiry

    08/06/2009 6:03:41 PM PDT · by LibFreeOrDie · 45 replies · 1,384+ views
    Nashua [NH] Telegraph ^ | Thursday, August 6, 2009 | ALBERT McKEON
    A Telegraph reader's online criticism of President Obama that invoked New Hampshire's "Live Free or Die" motto had the Nashua man unexpectedly dealing with the Secret Service. The man, who posted his comments Wednesday under the username NashuaDan, wrote that Obama's events are often orchestrated and that the president's upcoming Town Hall meeting in Portsmouth could be more of the same. "I hope NH is better than letting this guy off the hook. Let Obama know what 'Live Free or Die' means (hint: it isn't reckless TAXING and SPENDING). Otherwise, Portsmouth will just be another glorified photo-op for the Socialist-in-Chief,"...
  • Obamas Buy Antique Bed From Local Store (MA)

    01/17/2009 8:36:39 PM PST · by LibFreeOrDie · 28 replies · 1,285+ views
    WBZ-TV (Boston) ^ | Jan 17, 2009 4:45 pm US/Eastern | WBZ-TV
    SEEKONK (MA) WBZ-Boston The Obamas purchased a bed from Seekonk-based Leonards New England, which specializes in antique and reproduction beds. A store in Seekonk delivered a king-sized bed to the White House Saturday after the Obamas made the purchase a few weeks ago. Leonards New England delivered an 1820s, tall post Tiger Maple bed to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. The store, which specializes in antique and reproduction beds, sells beds that cost up to $12,000. According to the Providence Journal, store officials said they were asked to send photos of the beds in stock for the Obamas to check a few...
  • Historical Society Bobbleheads Criticized As Offensive

    07/28/2008 8:44:40 PM PDT · by LibFreeOrDie · 20 replies · 30+ views ^ | POSTED: 10:39 am EDT July 28, 2008 |
    AP story. Headline and link only. Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • Great White Shark Washes Up On Nantucket

    07/15/2008 7:11:38 PM PDT · by LibFreeOrDie · 17 replies · 318+ views
    WBZ-TV ^ | Jul 15, 2008 9:55 pm US/Eastern | WBZ-TV
    NANTUCKET (WBZ) ― For the first time in 21 years, a great white shark has washed ashore in Massachusetts. Lisa Capone, a spokesperson for the Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF), confirmed to WBZ Tuesday that a shark that turned up dead on a beach near Sheep Pond Road in Nantucket Monday was a great white. The female shark was about 6-and-a-half feet long and a couple of years old, Capone said. DMF will dissect it Wednesday to determine how the shark died. Last week, a shark sighting was reported off South Beach on Martha's Vineyard, but could not be confirmed....
  • He's one energetic kid [Homeschooler helps design high school]

    03/15/2008 1:58:19 PM PDT · by LibFreeOrDie · 7 replies · 521+ views
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | March 15, 2008 | JOHN WHITSON
    What began a few months ago as a 12-year-old's bright idea may very well become one of Windham High School's [NH] most prominent features. David Hutchings, a home-schooled town resident, has proposed incorporating wind and solar energy into the $44 million school, slated to open in fall 2009. "I started this as a science project with friends ... and now it's turned into a huge project," he said with a shrug and a grin, sitting around a table yesterday at Lavallee Brensinger Architects in Manchester's Millyard. David was with a dozen adults -- one of them his mother -- at...
  • Sununu saves journalist with Heimlich maneuver

    01/06/2008 3:00:21 PM PST · by LibFreeOrDie · 61 replies · 295+ views
    Union Leader ^ | 1/6/08 | SCOTT BROOKS
    Manchester – When a piece of chicken got stuck in journalist Al Hunt's windpipe Friday night, Sen. John Sununu came to the rescue. "John was terrific," said Hunt, 65, executive editor for Washington at Bloomberg News. "He quickly jumped up, put his arms around me, did the (Heimlich) maneuver. Within about two seconds, it came out." Hunt and Sununu were sitting next to each other Friday night at the Hanover Street Chop House in downtown Manchester. The table was packed with powerbrokers, politicians and prominent journalists, including columnist Bob Novak, New York Times managing editor Jill Abramson and Hunt's wife,...
  • Republican Debate: Analysing the Details (Complete Video and Transcript)

    01/06/2008 11:19:39 AM PST · by LibFreeOrDie · 3 replies · 107+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 5, 2008 | New York Times
    "Watch the interactive video from the Jan. 5 debate and analyze the transcript."
  • Fred Thompson Pays Visit To Granite State

    06/28/2007 5:25:51 PM PDT · by LibFreeOrDie · 36 replies · 832+ views
    WMUR-TV ^ | June 28, 2007 | WMUR-TV
    MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Former Sen. Fred Thompson visited New Hampshire on Thursday as he continued to consider a possible run for the Republican nomination for president. Thompson, a lawyer, lobbyist and actor, is expected to officially join the race for president as the 11th Republican candidate. He visited the state of the first presidential primary with his wife, Jeri. "I'm testing the water," Thompson said. "And the water feels pretty warm." Thompson said that he thinks he can provide a message that's missing from the campaign. "I think it's a matter of talking about commonsense things with some credibility," he...
  • Kerry said to weigh politics in 2002 vote

    05/28/2007 5:47:12 AM PDT · by LibFreeOrDie · 12 replies · 514+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | May 28, 2007 | Michael Kranish
    WASHINGTON -- Senator John F. Kerry voted for the Iraq war resolution in 2002 after weighing the political ramifications and being told by his future campaign manager that he would never be elected president in 2004 unless he sided with President Bush on the issue, according to a forthcoming book by Kerry's former strategist.
  • Report: L. Patrick Gray, Former Head of FBI, Dead

    07/06/2005 8:10:44 AM PDT · by LibFreeOrDie · 9 replies · 687+ views
    WRKO-AM Boston, MA | July 6, 2005 | WRKO-AM
    11 AM news on WRKO-AM radio Boston MA. L. Patrick Gray, former head of FBI, dead. Nothing yet on CNN or FOX.
  • Free Online Course: "Homeschooling Your Children"

    04/21/2005 1:17:39 PM PDT · by LibFreeOrDie · 5 replies · 740+ views
    Barnes and Noble University is offering a free online course starting May 2, about getting started with homeschooling. I've taken a couple of their courses (not this one), and typically, course materials consist of activities and short readings posted for discussion and opinion. (Of course B&N would like you to buy the recommended books, but you don't really have to. No tests!) The main value is being able to chat with like-minded folks. The course outline is here:
  • Nashua school official resigns (Problems with military record)

    02/04/2005 3:43:53 PM PST · by LibFreeOrDie · 7 replies · 658+ views
    Nashua Telegraph (NH) ^ | Friday, Feb. 4, 2005 | MICHAEL BRINDLEY
    NASHUA - A Nashua High School South headmaster whose military history was being investigated by the school district has resigned. Robert McDowell, the ninth-grade headmaster at the school, sent in a letter of resignation late Wednesday night, Superintendent Joseph Giuliano said Thursday. Giuliano and Principal Tim Kelley had been investigating McDowell’s military past since late last week, when Kelley received a copy of a January 2002 letter signed by McDowell to the Secretary of the Navy. In the letter, McDowell, a Portsmouth resident, requested an “other than honorable” discharge and announced his resignation from the Navy, Kelley said. In the...
  • Challenge to Nader fails in NH

    09/24/2004 2:26:49 PM PDT · by LibFreeOrDie · 5 replies · 272+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 9/24/2004 | Erik Stetson, Associated Press
    Challenge to Nader fails in N.H.; appeal possible By Erik Stetson, Associated Press, 9/24/2004 17:00 CONCORD, N.H. (AP) The state Ballot Law Commission voted 5-0 on Friday to keep independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader on the Nov. 2 ballot.
  • Response from Carolyn Parrish, Canadian M.P Re: Idiots Remark

    09/14/2004 1:09:02 PM PDT · by LibFreeOrDie · 18 replies · 636+ views
    E-mail from Carolyn Parrish
    Dear Sir or Madam: Thank you for your email on Missile Defence/“Idiots” statement. We received over 7000 letters & emials and therefore cannot respond to them individually. If your comments were positive: They were generally based on a fear of missile defence for a variety of sound and thoughtful reasons, a respect for free speech or an understanding that Canada was well down the path toward signing on to this fiasco without a thorough public debate. You obviously recognize I was not criticizing American citizens as a whole, I was in fact criticizing politicians on both sides of the boarder...
  • CSpan 9 PM - Replay of Clintons at Riverside Church

    08/29/2004 6:06:01 PM PDT · by LibFreeOrDie · 23 replies · 901+ views
    Clintons at Riverside, replaying now...