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  • St. John's 'Dean of Mean' Cecilia Chang commits suicide

    11/06/2012 10:21:45 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 6, 2012 | MITCHEL MADDUX, LARRY CELONA and JOSH MARGOLIN
    St. John’s University's so-called “Dean of Mean,” Cecilia Chang, was found dead of an apparent suicide inside her Queens home this morning, a day after melting down on the witness stand. Chang was on trial for allegedly embezzling $1 million from St. John's and using foreign students as her personal, indentured servants. Chang hung herself and cops found her body at 7:38 a.m. inside the disgraced administrator's Jamaica Estates home, according to federal and local law enforcement sources.
  • French Benedictine Sisters Storm the UK Charts

    12/13/2010 11:02:08 PM PST · by 0beron · 4 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 12/14/2010 | Tancred
    French Benedictine Sisters Top Pop Charts in UK New Gregorian-CD of Benedictines from Avignon is on the English Top 15 List -- The Gregorian Choir Speaks "to the Soul". Paris (kath.net) The French Benedictines of Notre Dame de l'Annonciation of Avignon have made a CD with their Gregorian songs and have stormed the UK Top 15 of the British charts. The album reflects with the songs to profession of the withdrawn lives of the Sisters: "The Gregorian Choir helps us to draw completely close to the Lord God. He doesn't speak to the senses, rather to the soul", explained a...
  • Obama's Fundamental Misconception (National Review Online re: Asia Trip)

    11/23/2009 5:51:36 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 11 replies · 600+ views
    The National Review ^ | 23 November 2009 | Gordon G. Chang (Hong Kong)
    Obama’s Fundamental Misconception [Gordon G. Chang] The best the defenders of President Obama’s trip to Asia can say at this moment is that the resounding chorus of criticism is premature. Of course, no presidential visit can be fully assessed until months — and sometimes years — after the event.But the president has united the political spectrum against him for his abandonment of human rights as a central element of the American dialogue with China. The New York Times gently put it this way this weekend: “The American president must always be willing to stand up to Beijing in defense of...
  • Obama on Your Shoulder (Zeroism Caucus)

    03/20/2009 4:27:15 PM PDT · by mnehring · 21 replies · 823+ views
    <p>Mary Katharine Ham and her favorite songwriter, Jon S. Ham, dream of a world in which a guardian angel Obama tells everyone what to do and what not to.</p>
  • Ex-senator linked to oil-for-food claims (Bob Torricelli)

    05/18/2006 5:37:16 PM PDT · by wjersey · 115 replies · 5,284+ views
    MSNBC (The Financial Times) ^ | 5/18/2006 | Claudio Gatti
    The US Senate is looking into allegations that a former US senator urged Baghdad to give a US company lucrative contracts under the much-criticised United Nations oil-for-food programme. This is the first time that a leading US lawmaker has been linked to the controversial UN programme, whose shortcomings have been an important element of the Bush administration's critique of the UN. The investigation involves one of the most vivid figures in US east coast politics, former senator Robert Torricelli, a New Jersey Democrat who was forced to pull out of the 2002 election after being "severely admonished" by the Senate...
  • Gov. Bush & his mystical buddy [OR: Jeb's "CHANG" comments make the left go insane]

    10/03/2005 6:46:37 AM PDT · by summer · 30 replies · 1,137+ views
    Gainesville Sun ^ | Sept. 18, 2005 | Staff
    Jeb Bush, Florida's Favorite Governor After more than an hour of solemn ceremony naming Rep. Marco Rubio, R-West Miami, as the 2007-08 House speaker, Gov. Jeb Bush stepped to the podium in the House chamber last week and told a short story about "unleashing Chang," his "mystical warrior" friend. Here are Bush's words, spoken before hundreds of lawmakers and politicians: ''Chang is a mystical warrior. Chang is somebody who believes in conservative principles, believes in entrepreneurial capitalism, believes in moral values that underpin a free society. ''I rely on Chang with great regularity in my public life. He has been...
  • The Red emperor's new clothes

    06/27/2005 2:08:32 PM PDT · by TheMole · 6 replies · 1,686+ views
    Japan Times ^ | June 26, 2005 | KEVIN RAFFERTY
          HOME     The Japan Times Printer Friendly Articles THE ASIAN BOOKSHELF The Red emperor's new clothesLatest study on Mao exposes the true scale of his oppression By KEVIN RAFFERTY MAO, THE UNKNOWN STORY, by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday. Jonathan Cape, 2005, 814 pp., £25 (cloth). It is savagely ironic that just when China is viciously attacking Japan for trying to rewrite its history, here is a book that claims that the whole official history of the revered founding father of Communist China is a myth written to cover up the evil of a monster....
  • CA: Governor's allies get money boost from judge's ruling (FPPC overruled - Judge Chang has spoken)

    03/23/2005 7:29:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 236+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/23/05 | Jim Wasserman - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state's political watchdog agency overstepped its authority by limiting donations to campaign committees controlled by elected officials and candidates, a Sacramento County Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday, a decision that could blow the amount of money spent in an upcoming special election wide open. Judge Shelleyanne Chang's preliminary ruling said a committee raising money for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposed initiatives for an expected special election this fall may raise unlimited amount of money from individual donors. If Chang, who will hear oral arguments in the case Thursday, maintains her ruling, political committees controlled by the governor...
  • Torricelli Has Raised Cash for John Kerry

    02/09/2004 11:47:54 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 13 replies · 190+ views
    WASHINGTON - Presidential Democratic hopeful John Kerry (news - web sites) is letting former Sen. Robert Torricelli raise money for him less than two years after the Senate formally rebuked Torricelli for his actions with a political donor. Torricelli, whose rising political career collapsed in 2002 after his fund raising became the subject of criminal and Senate investigations, said Friday he is not seeking a formal position in Kerry's campaign but has raised money for it. "I have asked people to send in checks," Torricelli said in a phone interview. "I have raised some money for John. I have known...
  • International body accepts `Taiwan'

    01/05/2004 6:58:24 AM PST · by em2vn · 1 replies · 148+ views
    Taipei Times ^ | 01-05-2004 | ko shu-ling
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Published on TaipeiTimes http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2004/01/05/2003086416 International body accepts `Taiwan' NAME GAME: The International Association of Chiefs of Police, ignoring a possible backlash from China, accepted the official change from `Taiwan, China' to `Taiwan' By Ko Shu-ling STAFF REPORTER Monday, Jan 05, 2004,Page 1 Despite China's audacious political maneuvers, Taiwan has managed to change its national title at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) from "Taiwan, China" to "Taiwan." "Due to China's pressure and maneuvers, our group members at the IACP were forced to change the name of their country of origin from the `Republic of China' to `Taiwan,...
  • A David Chang Timeline (through 1999)

    09/29/2002 2:00:01 PM PDT · by andrew · 6 replies · 328+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 28, 2000 | TIM GOLDEN and DAVID KOCIENIEWSKI
    1995-96 David Chang, (right), named to finance committee for Robert G. Torricelli's Senate campaign. DEC. 15-16, 1997 Senator Torricelli travels through South Korea with Mr. Chang's employee. DEC. 19, 1997 Mr. Chang donates $30,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. FEB. 26, 1998 Mr. Chang meets at Old Executive Offfice Building with Bruce Riedel, senior director of the National Security Council for Near East and South Asian Affairs, to discuss his proposal for a dialogue between the United States and Iraq. JUNE 9, 1998 Mr. Chang and Audrey Yu attend state dinner for President Kim Dae Jung of South Korea....
  • Torricelli's Illegal Contributions Detailed in Chang's Sentencing Memo

    09/28/2002 9:41:35 PM PDT · by Coleus · 18 replies · 287+ views
    The Newark Star Ledger | 9.29.02
    Subject: Torricelli's Illegal Contributions Detailed in Chang's Sentencing Memo - - Chang is NOT the liar Torricelli says he is Prosecutors Say Chang Advanced Torricelli Probe Newly Released Document Outlines Illegal Contributions POSTED: 4:44 p.m. EDT September 26, 2002 UPDATED: 7:19 p.m. EDT September 26, 2002 NEWARK, N.J. -- A federal appeals court in Philadelphia ruled Thursday that a sentencing memo describing illegal gifts to U.S. Sen. Robert Torricelli must be made public immediately. RELATED INFO:5K Letter: Read Excerpts5K Letter: Read It All FeedRoom Court Releases Torricelli Memo The document outlines businessman David Chang's cooperation with the federal prosecutors....
  • TORRICELLI PRESSURED DONOR FOR ILLEGAL GIFTS: Prosecutors give Torricelli accuser credibility

    09/27/2002 5:03:54 AM PDT · by Liz · 49 replies · 247+ views
    GANNETT NEWS BUREAU ^ | 9/27/01 | SANDY MCCLURE
    <p>TRENTON -- A memo released Thursday by a federal judge showed that David Chang traveled to New York shops and poured over credit card records with federal prosecutors to corroborate claims that he gave gifts to Democratic U.S. Sen. Robert Torricelli.</p>
  • Full Torricelli Ruling forcing Court to Immediately Release Chang Memo

    09/26/2002 7:57:00 PM PDT · by Thanatos · 6 replies · 181+ views
                                                         NOT PRECEDENTIAL                   THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS                       FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT                            ___________                                              Nos. 02-2839 and 02-2907                            ___________                     UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,                                vs.                  DAVID CHANG, a/k/a IL WOO CHANG,                                Robert G. Torricelli (Intervenor in D.C.),                                Appellant at No. 02-2839.                            ___________                      UNITED STATES OF AMERICA                                 v.                  DAVID CHANG, a/k/a IL WOO CHANG,                                Robert G. Torricelli (Intervenor in D.C.),                                WNBC, a television station owned and                                                               operated by National Broadcasting                                Company, Inc.; NEW YORK TIMES,                                publishers of theNew York Times;...
  • NY/NJ Area Freepers: Watch "The Prisoner and the Politician"

    09/26/2002 8:20:06 AM PDT · by Politico2 · 216+ views
    Forrester Campaign | September 26, 2002 | Bill Pascoe
    Dear Forrester supporter, Last night, WNBC News 4 New York ran a promo during West Wing that it will air a special report "The Prisoner & the Politician" with new information about Mr. Torricelli's relationship with David Chang. The report will air tonight on News 4 New York at 5 p.m. and is being filed by Jonathan Dienst, one of the driving investigative reporters who has uncovered much of the information on the Torricelli-Chang affair. Tell your friends and families. Sincerely, Bill Pascoe Campaign Manager Forrester 2002
  • TORCH & TRICKY DICK

    09/18/2002 1:01:44 AM PDT · by kattracks · 20 replies · 276+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/18/02 | Eric Fettmann
    <p>September 18, 2002 -- FIFTY years ago today, the New York Post published an article that led to one of the most memorable speeches in American history and forever changed the nature of this nation's politics.</p> <p>Decades before Watergate, a furor over ethics almost ended the career of then-Sen. Richard Nixon. And his spectacular recovery has important lessons for New Jersey's Sen. Bob Torricelli, another pol fighting for his political life in the wake of an ethics mess.</p>
  • Just where did that clock wind up? Just where did that clock wind up?

    09/05/2002 8:15:12 AM PDT · by TruthShallSetYouFree · 15 replies · 317+ views
    Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ) ^ | Thursday, September 5, 2002 | Paul Mulshine
    <p>I don't have any say in picking the questions for tonight's U.S. Senate debate between Robert Torricelli and Douglas Forrester. But if I did, here's one I'd ask: What time is it?</p> <p>Not what time is it on the watch Torricelli is wearing, which almost certainly won't be a Rolex. But what time is it on that grandfather clock of his? You know, the one that he bought with an envelope of cash during that 1997 visit to an antiques store in Lambertville with David Chang.</p>
  • Panel Has Evidence of 2 Gifts to Torricelli, an Official Says

    07/26/2002 9:22:40 PM PDT · by TheEaglehasLanded · 8 replies · 394+ views
    NY CRIMES via DRUDGE ^ | JULY 26, 2002 | TIM GOLDEN
    Panel Has Evidence of 2 Gifts to Torricelli, an Official Says By TIM GOLDEN his article was reported by David Kocieniewski, Tim Golden and Carl Hulse and was written by Mr. Golden. As the Senate Ethics Committee weighs charges that Senator Robert G. Torricelli improperly accepted gifts and cash from a political contributor, a government official involved in the inquiry said the panel had received sales receipts, witness testimony and other corroboration of at least two such gifts. Advertisement Mr. Torricelli, a New Jersey Democrat, appeared before the six members of the committee yesterday afternoon, testifying in closed session at...
  • UPDATE: Torricelli's Ethics in Question [FBI searched home, found items including TV in question]

    07/26/2002 11:05:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies · 297+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7-26-02 | Carl Cameron
    <p>Washington — One day after Ohio Rep. James Traficant was expelled from the House for ethics violations, similar trouble possibly awaits Sen. Robert Torricelli, D-N.J.</p> <p>Torricelli spent several hours Thursday behind closed doors with the ethics committee, apparently to discuss allegations that the senator accepted expensive gifts from a New Jersey fund-raiser.</p>