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  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Circus World" a/k/a "The Magnificent Showman"(1964)

    07/06/2014 12:21:13 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1964 | Henry Hathaway
  • Humane Society, others to pay Feld, Ringling Bros. $15 million in Asian elephant lawsuit

    05/19/2014 3:15:32 PM PDT · by DesScorp · 9 replies
    Bradenton Herald ^ | 5-16-2014 | CHARLES SCHELLE
    A 14-year battle over the care of Feld Entertainment's circus elephants ended Thursday with the Humane Society of the United States and others paying a $15.75 million settlement.The lawsuit was filed by a company the Humane Society acquired, along with other animal rights groups, against Feld, parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, over the care of its 43 Asian elephants.The settlement follows $9.3 million that the American Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals paid in 2012 for its connection to false claims against Feld in U.S. District Court in Washington."We hope this settlement payment,...
  • Animal groups agree to pay nearly $16M to Ringling

    05/16/2014 4:45:49 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 26 replies
    Pioneer Press/AP ^ | 5-16-14 | Matthew Barakat
    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — The parent company of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has received a nearly $16 million settlement from a number of animal-rights groups, including the Humane Society of the United States, ending a 14-year legal battle initiated over unproven allegations of mistreated elephants. Florida-based Feld Entertainment said Thursday's settlement of the long-running case in the U.S. District Court in Washington is a vindication of its animal care, while the animal-rights groups said the settlement ends a legal quagmire that had spiraled well beyond the core question of how the circus treats its elephants. Kenneth...
  • John Boehner: Benghazi Select Committee 'Not Going To Be A Circus'

    05/07/2014 12:27:55 PM PDT · by kingattax · 27 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 5-7-14 | by CHARLIE SPIERING
    House Speaker John Boehner explained to reporters Wednesday morning that he considers the select committee's investigation into the terrorist attacks in Benghazi a very serious matter. “This is all about getting to the truth. This is not going to be a sideshow. This is not going to be a circus. This is a serious investigation,” Boehner said. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has demanded that, for the sake of fairness, the committee be evenly split between Republicans and Democrats.
  • 9 Performers Injured During R.I. Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus Act

    05/04/2014 1:48:03 PM PDT · by massmike · 28 replies
    Nine circus performers were injured in a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus act at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. The performers were part of an aerial act during the noon show. Witnesses on scene said scaffolding holding the performers fell more than 20 feet to the ground. A circus official tells WBZ-TV, the accident happened during a “hair hang” act, where performers hang from their hair. Eight performers were suspended above the ground, one performer was on the ground. Providence Fire Department tells WBZ NewsRadio 1030, 9 people were transported to area hospitals. The injuries included broken bones and...
  • Joe Biden arrives in Ukraine as militants seize more buildings in east

    04/21/2014 9:52:16 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 14 replies
    LATimes ^ | 4-21-2014 | Carol Williams
    Vice President Joe Biden on Monday embarked on a mission to show U.S. support for Ukraine's embattled interim leaders as pro-Russia gunmen took over more government buildings in eastern Ukraine and the Kremlin's top diplomat blamed Washington for the mounting crisis. Biden was to meet Tuesday with acting Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov and Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk, as well as civil society leaders in Kiev, the capital, before flying back to Washington. Although the White House said the vice president's visit was intended to underscore U.S. support for "national unity and a successful constitutional reform," the trip and other recent...
  • Reporter: WH Press Secretary Gets Questions from Reporters Before Press Briefing

    03/20/2014 9:42:53 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 41 replies ^ | 3/20/14 | Daniel Halper
    It's just a show. A CBS reporter from Arizona reveals that President Obama's press secretary, Jay Carney, receives questions from the press in advance of his daily press briefing. In fact, she says, the reporters often receive the answers in advance of the briefing, too. According to the reporter, Jay Carney told her this yesterday at the White House: "It was a very busy day. We started here shortly after 8 o'clock with a coffee with press secretary Jay Carney inside his office in the West Wing," says the reporter. "And this was the off-the-record so we were able to...

    01/28/2014 2:54:37 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 343 replies
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  • As Minneapolis' R.T. Rybak departs, 35 to vie for mayor as ranked choice voting adds twist

    08/14/2013 5:04:30 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-14-13 | Patrick Condon
    Nearly three dozen people want to be the next mayor of Minneapolis, and thanks to the city's ongoing experiment with an alternative voting system, they all have a shot. Among the 35 candidates who paid a $20 filing fee by Tuesday's deadline to get their names on the November ballot are two current and one former city council members, a past Hennepin County commissioner, a Republican trying to make a mark in the heavily Democratic city, an Occupy movement activist who goes by Captain Jack Sparrow and a perennial candidate who listed himself as Bob "Again" Carney.
  • 'Moral Monday' protesters take demonstrations on the road (freeloader traveling circus)

    08/06/2013 3:29:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    WYFF4 ^ | 8/05/13 | Liz Lohuis
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. —A huge crowd of protesters gathered in downtown Asheville Monday night. After 13 weeks rallying against the Republican-majority legislature in the North Carolina State Capitol, protesters are taking their Moral Monday Demonstration on the road. The Roger McGuire Green was packed Monday. Many had signs and most were chanting. The group said lawmakers are rolling back progress in education and social equality, rather than moving forward. The North Carolina General Assembly has finished for the year, meaning Moral Monday can begin its tour throughout the state. **SNIP** “They claim they are Christians but they are not Christ-like because...
  • Caption Carney at Benghazi Hearing..look at the sign behind him

    05/11/2013 7:46:09 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 60 replies
    White House ^ | 5/10 | White House Briefing
  • Horror as Bear on a Bike EATS a Monkey at the End of Sick Circus Cycle Race

    05/08/2013 11:59:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    A monkey was mauled by a bear after a disturbing circus stunt went wrong. A video has emerged online of two monkeys and a black bear being forced to ride bicycles around a track in front of a large crowd. After two laps of the track, one of the monkeys crash and the bear then attacks it as it lies stuck under the bicycle.ok The gruesome video is believed to have been shot at the Shanghai Wild Animal Park, in China, which has hit the headlines in the past for its 'Wild Animal Olympics'. In the video, the audience can...
  • Bearded Woman Says Facial Hair Makes Her Feel (Retch) Sexy

    04/13/2013 4:22:03 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 53 replies
    NYDN ^ | Thursday, April 11, 2013 | Rheana Murray
    Bearded woman says facial hair makes her feel sexy German-born Mariam says she feels more confident now that she's stopped trying to hide her facial hair. After failed electrolysis attempts and years of tweezing, the 49-year-old mom embraced the growing goatee and joined the circus. A German woman who struggled with facial hair for nearly two decades said she finally feels sexy, now that she’s ditched the clippers and let her beard grow. “I feel more confident and I know myself better now than when I was younger,” the 49-year-old mom, identified only as Mariam, told the British talk show,...
  • Mayor Bloomberg Tees Off, Hints Gov. Cuomo Partly To Blame For Albany Circus Hizzoner Says

    04/05/2013 4:51:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    New York, CBS, Local ^ | 4/5/13 | CBS
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It was the ultimate putdown of state lawmakers caught in the corruption spotlight. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said they’re not qualified to get real jobs. The circus has returned to Albany. The man known in some parts as “El Bloombito” took out his rapier to cut state lawmakers down to size with a jab only a self-made billionaire could fire off, CBS 2′s Marcia Kramer reported Friday. “The average legislator who has to make policy on things that influence our lives, our kids’ lives, our future, would they ever get a job in the private sector making...
  • Bread and Circuses: Economic growth is anemic, but at least we have a cool first couple.

    02/26/2013 6:34:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/26/2013 | Mona Charen
    People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions — everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses — JuvenalIsn’t it grand that we have such a cool couple in the White House? Hollywood would never have deigned to invite any other first lady to present the award for best picture at its annual self-worshipping soporific. Mrs. Obama knew just how to flatter the nearly inexhaustible vanity of people who sell tickets to shows. Advertisement “I am so honored to . . . help celebrate the movies that lift our spirits, broaden...
  • Lawsuit Against Animal Rights Groups Proceeds

    07/21/2012 9:32:57 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 July, 2012 | U.S. Sportsman's Alliance
    Columbus, OH --( Last week, a federal court ruled that Feld Entertainment, the owner of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, could move forward with its racketeering and conspiracy claims against the Humane Society of the United States and other anti-hunting, animal rights extremist groups and their attorneys. According to a report by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Feld Entertainment’s claims arose out of a lawsuit brought by the groups and a former circus employee in 2000 that accused Feld of mistreating elephants under the Endangered Species Act. In dismissing the prior lawsuit, the Court found, among other things,...
  • Rep. Issa questions Holder, Democrats turn hearing into circus

    06/07/2012 10:24:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 6/7/12 | Staff
    The meat of what happens here is that Issa questions Holder about the wiretaps and Holder essentially blames Bush, justifying their handling of the wiretap applications based on how the Bush administration handled similar applications. But during Issa’s intense questioning of Holder, Democrats Sheila Jackson Lee and Mel Watt ran interference for him, constantly interrupting over Issa’s refusal to allow Holder to use up his time filibustering. Democrat Ranking member Conyers steps into the fray after the questioning to object to Issa’s style of questioning. Basically the Democrats turned what was legitimate and necessary questioning of Holder into a circus:
  • (Strange Justice) In 1916, a Circus in Tennessee Sentenced an Elephant to Death by Hanging

    05/24/2012 2:07:33 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    IO9 ^ | May 24, 2012 | Cyriaque Lamar
    In 1916, a circus in Tennessee sentenced an elephant to death by hanging In the early 1900s, it wasn't uncommon for humans to use their waxing technological prowess for the express purpose of torturing the hell out of animals. In one particularly mind-boggling incident, a five-ton circus elephant named Mary was condemned to death by hanging after her owners nixed executions by firearms, dismemberment, and electrocution. After Mary killed her handler in St. Paul, Virginia because of abuse/poor training/a toothache/some nebulous combination thereof, the proprietors of Sparks World Famous Shows executed the pachyderm in the railyards of Erwin, Tennessee on...
  • George Zimmerman expected to be charged in Trayvon Martin’s death (And was)

    04/11/2012 2:45:48 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 289 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 11, 2012 | Dylan Stableford
    Official: Zimmerman is in custody and will be charged with 2nd-degree murder
  • Mackay's Mighty Small Circus

    11/29/2011 5:43:44 AM PST · by moneyrunner
    The Virginian ^ | 11/29/2011 | Moneyrunner
  • Mackay's Mighty Small Circus

    11/29/2011 5:43:29 AM PST · by moneyrunner
    The Virginian ^ | 11/29/2011 | Moneyrunner
  • Rep. Jim Moran (D-Virginia) Bill to Outlaw Transportation of animals

    11/06/2011 3:10:21 PM PST · by railroader · 33 replies
    Feld Entertainment ^ | Nov. 2, 2011
    November 2, 2011 - - The baseless legislation introduced today by Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) discriminatorily targets traveling circuses, including Representative Moran’s own constituent Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, the largest traveling circus in the United States. The bill is designed to censor entertainment and remove the right to let the American public choose for itself whether Ringling Bros. Circus, a 141-year old American institution, can continue to operate. In this day and age, when businesses are failing, the economy is struggling and families are worried, Congressman Moran is busying himself with legislation that immediately threatens to end...
  • Circus ministry is a high-wire act of faith for chaplain (Catholic Caucus)

    10/18/2011 9:25:10 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 18, 2011 | G. Jeffrey Macdonald
    WORCESTER, Mass. — With a stairwell for a confessional and a folding table for an altar, the lobby of the DCU Center arena doesn’t look especially holy — until a band of circus workers gathers for Mass. That’s when the Rev. Jerry Hogan dons a colorful chasuble festooned with images of big tops, lions and zebras. As he administers the Eucharist, off-duty performers help sanctify the space by kneeling on the marble floor, praying and breaking spontaneously into Portuguese song.The event is no act, even if it is associated with a three-ring circus.After months of living together on a train...
  • Palin Sends Letter to Crown/Random House...Not To Destroy Documents...Potential Defamation Suit

    09/26/2011 4:24:38 PM PDT · by BCrago66 · 92 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/26/11 | Publius
    Attorneys representing former Alaska governor Sarah Palin have written to Crown Publishing, a division of Random House, serving notice of possible litigation for defamation in connection with Joe McGinniss’s recent anti-Palin biography, and warning the company not to delete or destroy relevant documents.
  • Five ideas Obama considered but utlimately rejected for tonights speech (vanity)

    09/08/2011 9:42:53 AM PDT · by Scythian · 4 replies
    In an effort to ease the mind of the 14 million unemployed Obama and his staff came up with various ways to distract the American public, these were the top 5 that were rejected: 1) Order the NFL to continually pan the cheerleaders between plays (like they did back in the 70' and 80's) 2) Order the creation of "LOST 2" (Jack realizes he must go back to the island as John Locke never really died, it was all a ploy to get them to leave the island). 3) Order "Cash for Clunkers 2" (Americans with wives over 50 get...
  • Glendale Rose Parade Float Upsets PETA (Fake Elephant Abused)

    08/31/2011 9:38:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | Wednesday, Aug 31, 2011 | Connie Tran and Cary Berglund
    The animal rights group PETA is upset over the City of Glendale's Rose Parade float that features an elephant.The city of Glendale will enter into the Tournament of Roses Parade this year for the 99th time. This year, their float features a circus elephant pulling a calliope. But, this year’s float is almost the float that wasn’t. Glendale was faced with tough financial choices earlier this year and decided a luxury like a parade float just wasn’t going to fly. The city told residents that if they wanted to continue their annual participation, they would have to pay. Hefty corporations...
  • Ringling circus heirs embroiled in lawsuit

    05/05/2011 8:30:30 PM PDT · by Brandonmark · 8 replies
    Herald Tribune ^ | May 4, 2011 | Staff
    WASHINGTON - The late multimillionaire owner of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus, Irvin Feld, left a renowned business stunningly at odds with a bitter family legacy. He built an empire of wholesome entertainment meant to bring families together, yet his own two children are so estranged they couldn't even mourn with one another in peace. The often sad family history behind "the greatest show on Earth" is being aired in court at a trial that starts May 9 before U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle. Karen Feld filed a $110 million suit against her younger brother, Kenneth, for...
  • Appeals court upholds Justice challenge on Ariz. immigration law

    04/11/2011 11:12:18 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    WaPo ^ | April 11, 2011 | Jerry Markon
    A federal appeals court on Monday upheld a lower court decision that blocked the most contested provisions of Arizona’s immigration law from taking effect. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled that a federal judge did not abuse her discretion in blocking provisions of the law that would, among other things, require police to check immigration status if they stop someone while enforcing other laws. The decision is a victory for the Obama administration,
  • Court rules against Arizona immigration law [The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals....]

    04/11/2011 10:34:07 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 103 replies
    Court rules against Arizona immigration law Photo 1:09pm EDT SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court upheld a preliminary injunction against parts of Arizona's controversial immigration law in a ruling released on Monday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a lower court did not abuse its authority by enjoining key sections of the state law that were challenged by the Obama administration.
  • What Tammy Bruce said...

    01/13/2011 9:56:32 AM PST · by patriotgal1787 · 33 replies
    The Radio Patriot ^ | Jan. 13, 2011 | Andrea Shea King
    . . . . . WHO paid for the campaign T-shirts given away at last night's mock memorial? Who paid for the marketing/PR firm that created the logo/design? The Obama White House? (Is that a silly question?) Was it coordinated with/approved by the Obama White House? Whose idea was it to come up with the not-so-subtle Obama 2012 campaign slogan?  And who dreamed it up -- "Together We Thrive"?  THRIVE? A subtle nod to an "improving" economy? *** Radio show host Tammy Bruce is a mensch.  I met her backstage in Wilmington, DE at a Tea Party Express rally, where...
  • Administration Shields Sexually Deviant Illegals and Supports DREAM Act (9th Circus outrage)

    11/29/2010 11:23:18 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | November 29, 2010 | J. Christian Adams
    Victor Nunez is an illegal alien from Mexico. Two years after arriving in the United States, he was convicted of petty theft for shoplifting. Then, he was convicted of a much more serious crime: He exposed himself in public. But even that wasn’t enough to have him removed from the country.   After a decade of his illegal presence, the Department of Homeland Security finally brought immigration charges to remove him from the United States. Crimes of “moral turpitude,” like exposing your genitals to children, are supposed to result in certain deportation.     The Immigration Judge denied his application, and the Board of...
  • The Circus Comes to Ground Zero (How Many Years Can We Flog 9/11?)

    09/12/2010 4:55:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 9/11/10
    The Circus Comes to Ground Zero On his way to the ceremony commemorating the victims of the worst attack on American soil, volunteer firefighter Sean Noonan sensed something different on the streets surrounding Ground Zero. He’s come to the former site of the World Trade Center for the past nine years to hear the name of his friend, New York City fireman Paul A. Tegtmeier, read aloud among the rest of the 9/11 victims. Before the ceremony this year, someone in a McDonalds tried to hand him a pin in support of the so-called “Ground Zero mosque,” Noonan scoffed. Also...
  • PETA Crushes Its Own Credibility

    04/14/2010 8:40:53 AM PDT · by Still Thinking · 10 replies · 439+ views
    Consumer ^ | April 13, 2010
    The New York Daily News reported yesterday that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), always on the lookout for a media stunt, delivered a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture demanding the government refuse to renew the exhibitor license of the Ringling Bros. circus. Looks like the media whiz-kids at PETA screwed this one up, though. The same newspaper reports today in a follow up article that the USDA already renewed Ringling’s permit—last week. Oops. This attempted offensive strategy is just the latest from animal rights groups like PETA and the so-called “Humane Society” of the...
  • Circus horror as three-year-old is sent 8 metres above tiger pit at Chinese zoo

    04/11/2010 6:27:55 AM PDT · by fuzzybutt · 20 replies · 1,391+ views ^ | 01/04/2010 | Matt Blake
    Spectators screamed in horror as a three-year- old circus girl tottered 130 metres along a tightrope above an enclosure full of hungry tigers. The six Siberian big cats eyed little Zhang Xiaoyan with anticipation as, buffeted by strong winds, she made her perilous journey with no safety net. Visitors criticised the crazy stunt which began when the wire was strung eight metres above the pen at Changzhou Yancheng Zoo, eastern China.
  • Circus entertains, honors military families

    03/29/2010 4:43:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 273+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Tech. Sgt. Chyenne A. Adams, USAF
    3/29/2010 - FAIRFAX, Va. (AFNS) -- The military and the circus have a lot in common. They both have people from around the nation and assets from around the world. Both are highly trained units that perform sometimes unimaginable feats and handle unspeakable logistical details in carrying out their mission. And, most importantly, both share an important priority: children. On March 26, this priority was at the forefront when Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey honored military families at a performance of its traveling circus "Zing Zang Zoom" at a performance at George Mason University's Patriot Center here. Normally, a...
  • America's 3 Ring Economic Circus

    03/14/2010 3:09:45 PM PDT · by arthurus · 3 replies · 330+ views
    Seeking Alpha ^ | March 14, 2010 | Andy Sutton
    For many years the title of "Greatest Show on Earth" belonged to Ringling Brothers and its travelling circus. I had the pleasure of seeing the extravaganza for the first time about a year ago and was amazed at the talent of the performers, their skills, and the hours and hours of practice time that went into making everyone sit on the edge of their seats for the better part of two and a half hours. Unfortunately, they’re losing their title. Another circus has come to town which causes us all to be on the edge of our seats, displays little...
  • PETA Pressures Neumann Alumni

    02/09/2010 8:25:01 AM PST · by bs9021 · 156+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | February 9, 2010 | Bethany Stotts
    PETA Pressures Neumann Alumni Bethany Stotts, February 9, 2010 PETA, the radical animal rights group, has convinced the Neumann University Alumni Association to stop offering discounted tickets to a Barnum & Bailey’s Circus event, reported CNS News yesterday. “The Alumni Association was offering discounted tickets to the Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey’s Circus FUNundrum show, which was headed to Philadelphia’s Wachovia Center on Feb. 27,” states CNS News. “The Alumni Association summarily ended its sponsorship of the event, which Neumann University spokesman Steve Bell said was already in the works.” Neumann U has a Franciscan and Catholic heritage, and their...
  • Appeals Court: Women Wrestlers Can Sue UC Davis [Management by Judiciary]

    02/08/2010 1:33:00 PM PST · by Steelfish · 11 replies · 669+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | February 08, 2010
    Appeals Court: Women Wrestlers Can Sue UC Davis The Associated Press Feb. 8, 2010 SAN FRANCISCO -- An appeals court says it appears that the University of California, Davis violated federal law meant to promote gender equity in college athletics when it eliminated its women's wrestling program. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated a lawsuit Monday filed by three female wrestlers. The women were told in 2000 that they'd have to compete against men, then were cut from the varsity team. The plaintiffs accuse the university of violating Title IX, the federal law that requires schools to offer...
  • Circus entertains Pope and pilgrims at audience

    02/03/2010 3:55:35 PM PST · by NYer · 2 replies · 143+ views
    cna ^ | February 3, 2010
    Pope Benedict XVI (R) watches members of Italy's American Circus performing during his weekly general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican February 3, 2010. Vatican City, Feb 3, 2010 / 01:56 pm (CNA).- At the general audience this morning, the Holy Father was treated to a circus spectacular. Artists from the group "Circo Americano" pleasantly surprised everyone with a choreographed performance, which Pope Benedict happily applauded.The Togni Family and their "Circo Americano" entertained Benedict XVI and the thousands of pilgrims on hand for the audience on Wednesday at St. Paul VI Hall. They took over the...
  • Rand Paul: Try, Convict and Lock Up Terrorists In Guantanamo

    02/02/2010 12:09:19 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 9 replies · 554+ views ^ | Rand Paul for Senate
    Rand Paul: Try, Convict and Lock Up Terrorists In Guantanamo | Campaign for Liberty at the Daily Paul
  • 'LADY AL QAEDA's' Lawyers Angry Over Extra Security Checks at Court...

    01/22/2010 12:53:54 AM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 976+ views
    NY DAILY ^ | Friday, January 22, 2010, 3:38 am | Alison Gendar
    "'Lady Al Qaeda's' lawyers angry over extra security checks at court where she's on trial" BY ALISON GENDAR DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Friday, January 22nd 2010, 3:38 AM SNIPPET: "Lawyers for the so-called "Lady Al Qaeda" are up in arms because spectators at her trial have to show identification and sign in. The extra security check comes on top of a metal detector placed outside the doorway of the Manhattan courtroom where Aafia Siddiqui is on trial for attempted murder. Her defense team said Thursday the precautions are depriving her of a fair trial." Read more:
  • PETA loses in court

    12/30/2009 7:11:38 PM PST · by TheShaz · 8 replies · 584+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, December 30, 2009; 9:20 PM | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- A federal judge Wednesday ruled in favor of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in a case brought by animal rights activists who accused the circus of abusing elephants.
  • Woman Pregnant with 14th Child Will Keep Going Until She Has Twins

    11/26/2009 1:24:43 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 35 replies · 1,878+ views
    Black Spin ^ | 11/24/2009 | Ruth Manuel-Logan
    Sarah Foss, 39, got pregnant at age 16 and was so traumatized by the birth, she swore off kids for another 10 years. After having her second child in 1996, Foss has gotten pregnant every year since then. Now Foss is pregnant with her 14th child and vows to keep her OB-GYN busy, until he places a set of twins in her arms. The Derby, UK, "mum" says, "All I've ever wanted is twins or triplets. It's my biggest wish, and I'm going to keep trying until I do it. It would be fantastic. In fact, I won't stop trying...
  • Barack Obama to host first state dinner in huge tent

    11/23/2009 5:05:28 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 77 replies · 2,012+ views
    Barack Obama to host first state dinner in huge tent A huge tent has been pitched on the White House lawn to accommodate 400 guests at Barack Obama's first state dinner. By Toby Harnden in Washington Published: 10:43PM GMT 23 Nov 2009 An invitation to the event on Tuesday evening has become the most sought-after ticket in the US. The event, in honour of the visiting Indian prime minister, Manmohan Singh, is a chance for Mr Obama and his wife Michelle to welcome the Washington elite - and a smattering of Hollywood celebrities - into their new home. Whereas President...
  • German thief unwittingly steals circus lion

    11/12/2009 5:16:31 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies · 547+ views
    AFP ^ | Nov. 12, 2009
    A circus lion called Caesar was fighting fit again on Thursday after an ordeal that saw the van he was being transported in stolen in Germany by an unwitting thief, his keepers said. The Mercedes Transporter containing Circus Probst's ferocious five-year-old feline star was recovered in the early hours of Wednesday morning in Wuppertal in western Germany after crashing into a road sign, police said. Hours earlier it had been stolen from among the circus's other vehicles, with the thief, who remains on the loose, apparently unaware of the nature of his stolen cargo. It was unknown whether the thief...
  • `You hit a what?' SUV nearly slams into elephant (Should the SUV keep GOP tusk prize?)

    11/05/2009 8:48:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies · 588+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/06/09 | SEAN MURPHY
    <p>OKLAHOMA CITY – It's not unusual to see a deer or a cow crossing Oklahoma's rural highways. But an elephant? A couple driving home from church nearly slammed into a giant pachyderm that had escaped from a nearby circus late Wednesday.</p>
  • Kennedy’s Death Spurs Calls to Pass Health Legislation

    08/26/2009 8:37:14 AM PDT · by MaestroLC · 259 replies · 7,527+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 26, 2009 | By Jake Sherman
    <p>The death of Sen. Edward Kennedy quickly became a rallying cry for Congress to pass health care overhaul legislation.</p> <p>House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office sent an email to reporters at around 2:30 a.m. today, just hours after his death, calling for the passage of health care overhaul. “Ted Kennedy’s dream of quality health care for all Americans will be made real this year because of his leadership and his inspiration,” the statement read.</p>
  • EXCLUSIVE: $25 Charge To Attend Michael Jackson Memorial

    07/02/2009 5:16:47 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 90 replies · 2,314+ views
    Radaronline ^ | Jul 02, 2009 | NA
    EXCLUSIVE: $25 Charge To Attend Michael Jackson Memorial Posted on Jul 02, 2009 @ 03:15PM Fans who wish to attend Michael Jackson's star-studded memorial service at Staples Center will have to shell out $25 to sit in the stands, has learned exclusively. Family, friends and VIPS will have seats on the main floor for The Tuesday, July 7th Staples service, first reported by, while the general public will be plucking down $25 to sit in the stands. The memorial service will feel like a concert production featuring guest speakers, a lot of music and video screens inside and...
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    05/29/2009 12:59:12 PM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 330+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/29/9 | Amelia Glynn
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    04/23/2009 10:02:19 PM PDT · by pissant · 5 replies · 506+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 4/24/09 | Chris Irvine
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