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  • New Reform Bill May Give Illegal Immigrants A Break

    05/13/2005 1:35:09 AM PDT · by risk · 12 replies · 1,426+ views
    All Headline News ^ | May 12, 2005 10:26 p.m. EST | Danielle M. George
    New Reform Bill May Give Illegal Immigrants A Break May 12, 2005 10:26 p.m. EST Danielle M. George-All Headline News Staff Reporter Washington (AHN) - Senators John McCain and Edward Kennedy have teamed up to introduce a bipartisan immigration reform bill that would take the 10-12 million illegal immigrants and position them for citizenship. The proposal would allow illegal immigrants -who have cleared criminal background checks, passed an English language test and paid a $2,000 fee- to apply for temporary work permits that could last for six years. At the end of the six years, they and their families could...
  • Cinco de Mayo Melee erupts in Richmond (Bay Area)

    05/05/2005 10:16:19 PM PDT · by risk · 74 replies · 1,548+ views
    KTVU (Bay Area Channel 2) - ktvu.com ^ | May 5, 2005 | Julie Haener reporting
    Julie Haener interviewing a Sgt. Ganer who reports that one arrest and two detainments have accompanied suppression of a "melee" or some kind of conflagration between groups of people celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Richmond, CA, a San Francisco suburb. (Map.)
  • M-107 Long Range Sniper Rifle

    05/03/2005 8:10:44 PM PDT · by risk · 175 replies · 8,232+ views
    Army News Service ^ | Apr 3 2005 | Kathy Roa
    M-107 Long Range Sniper Rifle from Army News Service Apr 3 2005 By Kathy Roa PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J -- The Army has approved its new long-range .50-caliber sniper rifle, the M-107, for full materiel release to Soldiers in the field. The M-107 program is managed at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., by the Project Manager Soldier Weapons with engineering support provided by Picatinny’s Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center. The term “full materiel release” signifies that the Army has rigorously tested and evaluated the item and determined that it is completely safe, operationally suitable and logistically supportable for use by Soldiers, officials...
  • Feinstein Seeks Tougher Regulation of Rifle [50 caliber]

    05/01/2005 8:49:51 AM PDT · by risk · 126 replies · 1,730+ views
    cbs5 ^ | 05/01/05 12:40 PDT | By Bay City New Service
    Sunday, May 1 All Times ET/PT 7:00 60 Minutes 8:00 Cold Case 9:00 Riding the Bus with My Sister Bay City News Wire FEINSTEIN SEEKS TOUGHER REGULATION OF RIFLE 05/01/05 12:40 PDT By Bay City New Service Sen. Dianne Feinstein announced Friday the introduction of legislation that would classify .50-caliber rifles in the same category as machine guns or sawn-off shotguns. The legislation would change the .50-caliber's classification as a "long gun,'' requiring all future sales to go through a licensed gun dealer and a background check on the buyer, Howard Gantman, a Feinstein spokesman, reported. If the legislation passed,...
  • The End of the Tunnel (1973-1975) [Episode 11: The Fall of Saigon - American Experience (PBS)]

    04/25/2005 10:50:25 PM PDT · by risk · 12 replies · 462+ views
    Public Broadcasting Corporation (PBS) ^ | Airing April 25, 2005 | WGBH/PBS
    NARRATOR: The official silence panicked the population. Within days, thousands of civilians were streaming toward the coastal city of Danang, desperately seeking safety. The Communist leaders, surprised by the Saigon army's disintegration, now moved swiftly. They set a deadline: victory before the rainy season bogged down their troops. Dung's forces closed in on Danang. SERGEANT THO HANG (Army of South Vietnam): The BBC and VOA broadcasts said that Danang was about to fall, and that news further spread panic among us soldiers. Our officers had fled. We talked things over among ourselves, and then decided: Let's go home. NARRATOR: By...
  • Military Observer Outlines Continuing Attacks in Darfur

    04/22/2005 4:16:03 AM PDT · by risk · 11 replies · 600+ views
    Lehrer Newshour (PBS) ^ | April 21, 2005 | Margaret Warner
    A former Marine Capt., who recently spent six months in Sudan's Darfur, discusses the violence in the region he captured through a camera lens. MARGARET WARNER: There are some 3,000 African Union troops in Sudan's Darfur region today, observing a shaky cease-fire between the Sudanese government and local rebel groups. But over the past 18 months, the U.N. says, the Sudanese government and its mostly Arab Janjaweed militias have driven some 2 million black Africans from their villages in Darfur. At least 300,000 of them have died from the attacks or the hard life of a refugee. Former Marine Infantry...
  • Republicans Campaign to Abolish British Monarchy

    04/06/2005 1:56:41 AM PDT · by risk · 62 replies · 1,399+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed Apr 6, 2005 03:57 AM ET | Paul Majendie
        Republicans Campaign to Abolish British Monarchy Wed Apr 6, 2005 03:57 AM ET By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - A leading Republican group, galvanized by popular unease at the wedding of Prince Charles to his longtime lover Camilla Parker Bowles, launched a campaign on Wednesday to abolish the British monarchy. "This marriage is making the case for us," said Stephen Haseler, head of the pressure group Republic which believes the time is right to put an end to the House of Windsor. Republic is embarking on its first ever membership drive, with national newspaper advertisements, e-mail petitions...
  • China's creative chaos

    02/13/2005 8:14:11 PM PST · by risk · 38 replies · 663+ views
    St. Petersburg Times online ^ | February 06, 2005 | KRIS HUNDLEY
    CHINA, INC.: How the Rise of the Next Superpower Challenges America and the World By Ted C. Fishman Scribner, $26, 352 pp Reviewed by KRIS HUNDLEY If you've seen the price of DVD players go down and the price of gasoline go up, you have been affected by the biggest economic revolution of our time: China. In China, Inc.: How the Rise of the Next Superpower Challenges America and the World, Ted C. Fishman tries to capture the enormous impact of that nation's stunning evolution over the past two decades from an industrial backwater to global powerhouse. Fishman, whose work...
  • (Vanity) Info wanted on WTC flag possibly used by our troops

    02/06/2005 1:10:38 PM PST · by risk · 7 replies · 117+ views
    americansnipers.org ^ | September 11, 2004 | Unknown
    "We Never Forget" From http://americansnipers.org/.
  • Germans fail to find a place for Einstein

    02/05/2005 12:59:15 PM PST · by risk · 10 replies · 569+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 21/01/2005 | Kate Connolly
    Germans fail to find a place for Einstein By Kate Connolly in Berlin (Filed: 21/01/2005) Nowhere have the celebrations of Albert Einstein's life provoked as much tortuous soul-searching as in Germany, which seems intent on paying tribute to the physicist without mentioning that he was German. While the world marks the centenary of his theory of relativity with fanfares, the land of his birth appears unsure how to do justice to a great scientist who was born and worked there but was hounded out by the Nazis. Until he fled a month before Hitler became chancellor, he was the target...
  • Bush must embrace the values of open societies

    02/01/2005 2:34:10 AM PST · by risk · 65 replies · 1,176+ views
    The Daily Star ^ | Tuesday, February 01, 2005 | George Soros
     Print Copyright (c) 2005 The Daily Star   Tuesday, February 01, 2005 Bush must embrace the values of open societies By George Soros   President George W. Bush's second inaugural address set forth an ambitious vision of the role of the United States in advancing the cause of freedom worldwide, fueling worldwide speculation over the course of American foreign policy during the next four years. The ideas expressed in Bush's speech thus deserve serious consideration. "It is the policy of the United States to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture,"...
  • Fewer women using birth control [Bad news they say!]

    01/12/2005 2:21:55 AM PST · by risk · 12 replies · 670+ views
    msnbc.com/washingtonpost.com ^ | 11:30 p.m. ET Jan. 3, 2005 | Ceci Connolly
    Fewer women using birth control Experts see troubling spike in new numbers By Ceci Connolly The Washington Post Updated: 11:30 p.m. ET Jan. 3, 2005 At a time when the medical community has been heartened by a decline in risky sexual behavior by teenagers, a different problem has crept up: More adult women are forgoing birth control, a trend that has experts puzzled -- and alarmed about a potential rise in unintended pregnancies. Buried in the government's latest in-depth analysis of contraceptive use was the finding that the number of women who had sex in the previous three months but...
  • McClintock, Issa jockey for new campaign in '06

    12/29/2004 2:08:58 AM PST · by risk · 10 replies · 506+ views
    Ventura County Star ^ | December 17, 2004 | Timm Herdt
    McClintock, Issa jockey for new campaign in '06Lieutenant governor attracts pair if governor, Boxer seek re-electionBy Timm Herdt, therdt@VenturaCountyStar.comDecember 17, 2004Nearly a year and a half before the primary, two of the key figures in the California recall election are engaged in a political game of chicken to dissuade the other from attempting to become Gov. Arnold Schwarz-enegger's unofficial running mate in 2006. Sen. Tom McClintock of Thousand Oaks, who stamped his name on the minds of California voters by remaining a candidate for governor throughout the recall campaign, already has formed a committee and is raising money for a...
  • Christian Science (the conclusion) by Mark Twain

    12/08/2004 8:58:36 PM PST · by risk · 5 replies · 335+ views
    classicreader.com ^ | 1907 | Mark Twain
    Conclusion Broadly speaking, the hostiles reject and repudiate all the pretensions of Christian Science Christianity. They affirm that it has added nothing new to Christianity; that it can do nothing that Christianity could not do and was not doing before Christian Science was born. In that case is there no field for the new Christianity, no opportunity for usefulness, precious usefulness, great and distinguished usefulness? I think there is. I am far from being confident that it can fill it, but I will indicate that unoccupied field--without charge--and if it can conquer it, it will deserve the praise and gratitude...
  • Raffarin calls for ban on Al-Manar TV

    12/02/2004 10:09:15 PM PST · by risk · 5 replies · 403+ views
    expactica.com ^ | December 2, 2004 | AFP
    Raffarin calls for ban on Al-Manar TV PARIS, Dec 2 (AFP) - French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin on Thursday called for a television channel close to the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah to be taken off air after accusing Israel of exporting AIDS to the Middle East. Al-Manar was authorised to broadcast by satellite inside the European Union only two weeks ago after it signed an agreement with France's Higher Audiovisual Council (CSA) not to incite hatred or violence. But Raffarin told the French Senate "Al-Manar's programmes are incompatible with our values. It is clear they will lead to the termination...
  • Colleges Scramble To Recruit Latinos [Sallie Mae and Ember Media CDROM with Bill Clinton]

    11/30/2004 3:10:42 AM PST · by risk · 4 replies · 648+ views
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | Nov 27, 2004 | CHRIS ECHEGARAY
    Nov 27, 2004Colleges Scramble To Recruit Latinos By CHRIS ECHEGARAYcechegaray@tampatrib.com TAMPA - Elida Molina spent hours poring over the Internet her senior year, searching for information on college financial aid and scholarships, her frustrations mounting. She had little support at home. Her mother, a migrant worker with seven children, dropped out after middle school in Mexico and didn't put a premium on education. ``I was stressing over the college applications,'' said Molina, 19. ``I was not good with the standardized tests, the SATs and ACTs, and then you have my mother not really understanding how hard it was to...
  • Jackson rallies for Ohio vote probe

    11/28/2004 5:44:40 AM PST · by risk · 57 replies · 3,289+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 28, 2004 | STEPHANIE ZIMMERMANN Staff Reporter
    Jackson rallies for Ohio vote probe November 28, 2004 BY STEPHANIE ZIMMERMANN Staff Reporter The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson and the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition are planning to hold rallies today and Monday in Ohio to press for an investigation of alleged voting irregularities in the closely contested state. Jackson said he will join ministers, academics, elected officials and others in rallies in Columbus today and Cincinnati on Monday. "We need a thorough investigation of this election and a recount," Jackson said Saturday. Two candidates from the Green Party and Libertarian Party have raised the funds required for a recount in Ohio,...
  • America’s privilege, the world’s worry [US Dollar]

    11/28/2004 4:30:08 AM PST · by risk · 69 replies · 3,740+ views
    The Economist ^ | Nov 10th 2004 | The Economist Global Agenda
    America’s privilege, the world’s worryNov 10th 2004 From The Economist Global Agenda The dollar plumbed new depths against the euro this week. The greenback’s fall has unnerved European policymakers. But it is their Asian counterparts who have most reason to worry CHARLES DE GAULLE, founder of France’s fifth republic, famously resented America’s paramount position in the global economy of the 1960s. The United States, he complained, enjoyed an “exorbitant privilege”. Because its currency, the dollar, served as the world’s reserve asset, America could live beyond its means, unconstrained by the periodic shortages of foreign exchange that haunted other, less privileged...
  • Caption Chirac and Compaore

    11/27/2004 2:46:13 AM PST · by risk · 13 replies · 575+ views
    fr.fc.yahoo.com ^ | November 25, 2004 | AFP Photo
  • French Hostages 'Adjusted' to Captors

    11/27/2004 2:35:07 AM PST · by risk · 16 replies · 731+ views
    iwpr.net/Iraqi Press Monitor ^ | No 196, 24 Nov 04 | Al-Sabah al-Jadeed (paper)
    FRENCH HOSTAGES ‘ADJUSTED’ TO CAPTORS (Al-Sabah al-Jadeed) – Reliable sources informed the paper that the two French journalists kidnapped by armed groups a few months ago are west of Anbar province near the borders. The sources added that the journalists and their kidnappers move freely, and it seems the journalists have adjusted themselves with their kidnappers. The source, which is close to the so-called “Muhammad’s Army”, said the journalists wear local clothes and sometimes film military operations conducted by gunmen. (Al-Sabah al-Jadeed is an independent daily paper.)