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  • Indiana GOP's 'safe' (U.S. House) seats up for grabs

    10/21/2006 8:47:28 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies · 1,329+ views
    The San Fransisco Chronicle ^ | October 21, 2006 | Edward Epstein
    When presidential election returns are reported every four years, Indiana is among the first states to reliably and resoundingly fall into the red Republican column. But beneath the presidential level, Indiana is a fiercely competitive state between Democrats and Republicans. And that's particularly relevant this year when a trifecta of House races in the state could hold the key to whether the GOP will keep majority control in the House or Democrats will eke out at least the net gain of 15 seats they need to seize the majority they lost in 1994.
  • New poll finds Rep. Carson (D-IN) in tight re-election race

    10/24/2006 5:53:40 AM PDT · by impeachedrapist · 46 replies · 1,243+ views
    Fort Wayne Sentinel ^ | 10/23/06 | Unk
    INDIANAPOLIS - A second media poll in a week shows that Democratic Rep. Julia Carson is in an unexpectedly close re-election campaign just two weeks before Election Day. Carson, seeking her sixth term in the 7th District that includes most of Indianapolis, was the pick of 48 percent of those surveyed, with Republican Eric Dickerson supported by 43 percent in WISH-TV Indiana Poll released Monday. Nine percent were undecided in the poll, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points. The new poll found the race much tighter than a WISH survey in early September,...
  • Poll finds Rep. Carson(D) in tight re-election race. (Dem Indiana incumbent down 3 in IN-7)

    10/20/2006 6:54:11 AM PDT · by Ravi · 63 replies · 1,419+ views
    INDIANAPOLIS - Democratic Rep. Julia Carson was in a close race three weeks before Election Day with an underfunded Republican challenger who has raised questions about her years of health problems, according to a new poll. Carson, seeking her sixth term in the 7th District that includes most of Indianapolis, was the pick of 42 percent of those survey, but Republican Eric Dickerson had the support of 45 percent in the poll released Thursday by television station WTHR. Thirteen percent said they were undecided or would vote for someone else. The poll had a margin of error of plus or...
  • Bengals' Palmer discusses uncertain return to field

    03/23/2006 7:50:00 AM PST · by Cyclopean Squid · 21 replies · 434+ views
    AP via ESPN ^ | 3-22-06
    CINCINNATI -- Carson Palmer still faces many uncertainties as he rehabs his left knee. How many games -- if any -- will he miss this fall? And who might fill in for him now that former backup Jon Kitna signed as a free agent with Detroit? He says he expects to play in the regular-season opener, but that also might be in question. "I wish I knew when I was coming back," Palmer said Wednesday. "The last thing I need to do is push anything too early and push back the date that I can really step on the field...
  • BP to build clean-burning power plant

    02/10/2006 12:51:58 PM PST · by thackney · 48 replies · 915+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | February 10, 2006 | PAULA DOBBYN
    Oil giant BP is expected to announce today the construction of a second, clean-burning power plant, this time in the United States, a BP executive told an Anchorage audience this week. BP and some partners moved forward last year with a similar but smaller plant in Scotland. In all, BP plans to spend $8 billion to build a total of 10 plants worldwide that generate "carbon-free" power, the executive said. Charles Christopher, BP's CO2 program manager, spoke Wednesday at the Alaska Forum on the Environment about the oil company's efforts to reduce greenhouse gases and make money doing it. BP...
  • Remembering Johnny Carson

    01/23/2006 7:12:31 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies · 336+ views
    Maybe you "current events" thread readers would like to come to this thread: and share thoughts about Johnny. The King of Comedy passed away 1 year ago.
  • Johnny Carson: An Appreciation (King of Comedy Passed Away 1 year ago)

    01/23/2006 6:53:34 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies · 341+ views
    Box office prophets ^ | 1/6/-6 | Stephanie Star Smith
    The king is dead. That line, stolen from a classic Carson bit, pretty much describes the feelings of many on the morning of January 23rd, when they awoke to the news that Johnny Carson, the Once and Future King of Late Night Television, had died of emphysema. Words like "icon", "legend" and "national "treasure" are used so frequently in the breathless prose of PR flacks and entertainment-news show anchors that they have nearly come to lose all meaning. But when those words started floating around on that Sunday morning, they were being used in all earnestness, and it could be...
  • The Established Religion of the United States

    10/07/2005 11:23:57 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 194+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 10/07/05 | Purple Mountains
    An article by Jonathan David Carson, Ph.D. in the October 7, 2005 issue of “The American Thinker” was so insightful, that I felt I had to bring it to the attention of my viewers. I took the liberty of editing it to home in on what I thought were the essentials to make it easier to read and understand, but you can follow the link to see the entire article if you wish. “One of the favorite worries of the professional worrying class is the establishment of religion. After reading accounts of recent Supreme Court decisions, which rule that display...
  • Heeeeere's Al, Thanks to Carson

    07/25/2005 11:48:38 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 38 replies · 6,525+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 23, 2005 | Jacques Steinberg
    Heeeeere's Al, Thanks to Carson Sign In to E-Mail This Printer-Friendly Reprints By JACQUES STEINBERG Published: July 25, 2005 SAN FRANCISCO, July 23 - As vice president, Al Gore learned that the most disarming way to counter his wooden image was to tell better jokes about himself than the late-night comedians did. Mr. Gore now says he received occasional tutoring on those one-liners from the master of the television monologue, Johnny Carson. Mr. Gore said he had telephoned Mr. Carson on several occasions in the mid-1990's to seek his guidance on "timing and delivery." "He let me call him up...
  • Millions dying so fish may live

    06/18/2005 6:00:44 PM PDT · by Piefloater · 30 replies · 1,911+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | June 19, 2005 | Miranda Devine
    IN A NURSING home where I once used to work during school holidays, there lay a barrel-chested man with a kind face and thick black hair. He was a Vietnam War veteran and had his own room, though he never seemed to have visitors. He was paralysed and I rarely did more than glimpse him through the door, except when called in to help with some gruesome task or other, such as a manual, which required a nurse with gloves to manually, or more accurately digitally, extract fecal matter from the poor man's backside. He also had malaria - legacy...
  • Stopping Malaria

    06/11/2005 7:08:06 PM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies · 2,480+ views
    The New American ^ | 02.21.05 | Dennis Behreandt
    Stopping Malaria In the wake of the tsunami, malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases may be the next tragedy to hit Southeast Asia. DDT can prevent this tragedy. The massive magnitude 9.0 earthquake in Southeast Asia unleashed a terrifying tsunami that has already claimed more than 200,000 lives. But as the rainy season approaches, a new disaster may be in the offing. Standing water left by the tsunami and turned brackish with the onset of monsoon rains may attract swarms of disease-bearing mosquitoes. These mosquitoes may infect thousands upon thousands, maybe even millions, of tsunami survivors with malaria. According to the Associated...
  • CA: SoCal water board member sentenced in bribery case (2 years in prison)

    03/01/2005 8:58:35 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 305+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/1/05 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California water district board member who pleaded guilty to accepting a $25,000 bribe in exchange for voting to award a contract for financial services was sentenced to two years in prison. Tyrone Smith, 47, of Ladera Heights is one of about a dozen officials who had been convicted following a Federal Bureau of Investigation probe in to municipal corruption in Carson. U.S. District Judge Nora Manella on Monday rejected a defense request for six months of home detention. She said that granting such a sentence would send the wrong message to public officials who...
  • CA: Son of congresswoman sentenced in Carson corruption case (mother, Rep. McDonald, D-Torrance)

    02/15/2005 9:26:55 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 438+ views
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - The son of a Los Angeles-area congresswoman was sentenced to 41 months in prison for an extortion scheme involving municipal contracts in the city of Carson. R. Keith McDonald, 41, a former president of the West Basin Municipal Water District board, was convicted in October of receiving kickbacks and paying off three Carson City Council members for their support of a $6 million public bus service contract. McDonald and his mother, Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald, D-Torrance, asked for leniency, with the congresswoman writing in a letter to the court that her son was in an "unfortunate...
  • Playboy Johnny Carson Interview - WARNING NO SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN

    02/04/2005 6:29:00 PM PST · by rcocean · 16 replies · 675+ views
    Playboy ^ | Dec 1967 | Playboy
    PLAYBOY: The Tonight show, under your control, has been criticized for deliberately avoiding controversy. Is there any truth to that? CARSON: Well, bullshit! That's my answer. I just don't feel that Johnny Carson should become a social commentator. Jack Paar got into that, being an expert on everything happening. So did Dave Garroway and Steve Allen and Godfrey. Who cares what entertainers on the air think about international affairs? Who would want to hear me about Vietnam? They can hear all they want from people with reason to be respected as knowledgeable. Controversy just isn't what this show is for....
  • Fort Huachuca fighters capture bronze, gold medals

    01/30/2005 8:09:25 AM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 543+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 01/30/05 | Rodney Haas
    FORT HUACHUCA - With the screams of his fellow soldiers from Fort Huachuca, Nathaniel Hicks used of barrage of punches in the final round to claim a 25-18 decision over Paul Eghareva of Fort Drum, N.Y., on Saturday night at the All Army Boxing Championships at Barnes Field House. "It motivated me when they started to scream my name, and it gave me more power to go out there and do good," Hicks said. Hicks, however, won't be advancing to the Armed Forces Championship, Feb. 17-19 at Fort Huachuca in the 165-weight class, but he did walk away with the...
  • Carson died in Cedars-Sinai (regretted smoking, says his brother)

    01/27/2005 9:38:43 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 10 replies · 490+ views
    http://feeds.bignewsnetwork. ^ | Jan 27 05 | bignewsnetwork.
    Johnny Carson died in a Los Angeles hospital with his wife and two sons at his bedside, People magazine reports. Carson was at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, not at home as originally reported, when he died of emphysema Sunday at 79. His sons, Christopher and Cory, and his wife, Alexis, who Carson married in 1987, were with him. The longtime Tonight show host was a heavy smoker, a habit his brother, TV producer Dick Carson, said he always regretted. In our last conversation he kept saying, 'Those damn cigarettes, those damn cigarettes,' Dick Carson, director of the Merv Griffin Show, told the...
  • Personal to Johnny

    01/25/2005 7:14:50 PM PST · by PopGonzalez · 43 replies · 1,230+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | January 25, 2005 | William F. Buckley Jr.
    If Johnny Carson could have managed it, no doubt his death would have been a private affair. Who would have been invited to his memorial service? We don't know. That is the measure of his integrity as a private man. We don't even know how many of his ex-wives would have been invited, or would have come. I was his guest a half-dozen times, and was always handled with great courtesy. He once confided to a critic that I was the only guest he had ever been frightened of. I don't know what the circumstances of that odd situation were,...
  • The Great Stargazer (Johnny Carson, a great promoter of science)

    01/25/2005 11:39:11 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 12 replies · 873+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 1/25/05 | Sallie Baliunas
    If you look up at the awesome Milky Way and smile about its billions and billions of stars, be grateful to Johnny Carson (1925 - 2005) for bringing the universe home through cathode ray technology, his vast talent and avid interest in astronomy. Carson brought two distinguished astronomers and popularizers to The Tonight Show television audience and wider public notice. Robert Jastrow's book, Red Giants and White Dwarfs: Man's Descent from the Stars, first published in 1967, describes scientific discoveries relating humans to the origin and evolution of the cosmos. The book grew from Jastrow's 1964 television lectures as part...
  • The Man in Front of the Curtain (moving tribute to Carson from none other than Steve Martin)

    01/24/2005 9:00:51 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 13 replies · 1,777+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 25, 2005 | STEVE MARTIN
    Los Angeles DEAR JOHNNY, This letter comes a little late. I remember seeing the tape of my first appearance on your show, on a home recording, a reel-to-reel Sony prototype video recorder, probably around 1972. What my friends and I ended up watching was not me, but you. It's almost impossible to look away from oneself onscreen, but you made it possible, because there were lessons in what you did. You and Jack Benny taught me about generosity toward other comedians, about the appreciation of the plight of the pro, as valuable as any lessons I ever learned. Your gift...
  • Vanity: Bill Clinton on Johnny Carson's death

    01/23/2005 8:30:03 PM PST · by r5boston · 51 replies · 1,927+ views
    FOX News ^ | 01/23/2005 | Fox News
    The following is a quote provided by Bill Clinton on the death of Tonight Show host Johnny Carson. Bill Clinton: "Those 20 minutes on 'The Tonight Show' did more for my career than speaking for two days at the Democratic National Convention."