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  • Banning guns is not the answer(OH)

    02/05/2011 5:17:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 4 February, 2011 | KENNETH S. KABB
    The National Council of Jewish Women’s thinly disguised polemic in the article “Reforming gun safety laws a moral imperative” (CJN, Jan. 21) against gun ownership misses an important point. Making yet another rule banning guns will not protect us against violent crime, nor will enforcing a witch hunt against those deemed mentally defective enhance our security. Without minimizing the pain of Tucson, tragic incidents do not negate the value of armed and trained citizens as a deterrent to crime. Simply put, they make it more risky for criminals. In states with concealed carry laws, violent crime has been steadily decreasing....
  • How the Miraculous Medal Changed My Life

    02/14/2004 6:06:07 AM PST · by NYer · 24 replies · 603+ views
    Real Presence ^ | February 2004 | Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J
    One of the most memorable experiences that I ever had was with the Miraculous Medal! It changed my life. In the fall of 1948, the year after my ordination, I was in what we call the Tertianship. This is a third year of Novitiate before taking final vows.In October of that year, a Vincentian priest came to speak to us young Jesuit priests. He encouraged us to obtain faculties, as they are called, to enroll people in the Confraternity of the Miraculous Medal. Among other things, he said, "Fathers, the Miraculous Medal works. Miracles have been performed by Our Lady...
  • Father loses son and daughter same day as wife's funeral

    01/21/2011 4:44:40 PM PST · by walsh · 18 replies
    Fox news 8 Cleveland ^ | January 21, 2011 | Walsh
    Three people were killed on their way to a funeral in a crash in Montgomery County Thursday morning. The crash happened around 10 a.m. on State Road 47 near County Road 600. A semi tractor trailer overturned onto a vehicle in the crash.
  • Governor-elect John Kasich cuts Lottery Commission employees, many with Democratic ties

    01/07/2011 4:35:43 AM PST · by mmanager · 14 replies
    Plain Dealer ^ | 1/6/11 | Mark Naymik
    Governor-elect John Kasich began firing state employees this week not protected by civil service rules, including 16 at the Ohio Lottery Commission. Many of the lottery employees, who were told not to report to work on Monday, the day Kasich is sworn in, have Democratic ties. As expected, the Republican is dumping lottery director Kathleen Burke, who was tapped by Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland in August 2009 to replace director Mike Dolan, whose short tenure was marked by success and controversy. It's typical for new administrations to replace agency directors and top officials with close ties to a previous governor....
  • John Boehner to take the gavel in the House, ending two years of Democratic dominance

    01/05/2011 10:30:15 AM PST · by GOP_Harley_Guy · 34 replies ^ | 01-05-11 | Laurie Kellman, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- Ascending to speaker of the House, Rep. John Boehner is ready to take the gavel from Democrat Nancy Pelosi, vowing to "give government back to the people" and bring an end to congressional gridlock. "The American people have humbled us. They have refreshed our memories as to just how temporary the privilege to serve is," Boehner says in remarks prepared for his installation later today as the new speaker. "This is their Congress. It's about them, not us."
  • Lawmakers outlaw importing Asian carp to the United States to protect Great Lakes

    12/02/2010 6:38:04 AM PST · by Skeez · 19 replies · 2+ views ^ | December 01, 2010, 5:27 PM | Sabrina Eaton, The Plain Dealer
    WASHINGTON, D.C. --The U.S. House of Representatives adopted a bill Wednesday that makes it a criminal offense to import voracious Asian carp into the United States. The giant carp, which can weigh as much as 100 lbs., were legally imported to fish farms along the Mississippi River during the 1970s, but escaped during floods and spread north into Illinois. They consume vast amounts of food and could destroy Great Lakes fisheries if they evade barriers around Chicago that were designed to block them from entering the lakes. Share Tweet 12 Comments The bill passed the House by voice vote after...
  • Democrats making excuses for poorly attended Obama rally

    11/01/2010 12:54:07 PM PDT · by txroadkill · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/01/2010 | Mark Hemingway
    Yesterday, Obama staged a rally at Cleveland State University. Unlike the 2008 era of hopenchange, Obama spoke to an auditorium that had thousands of empty seats. The New York Post notes that event organizers are making excuses for the poor attendance: Shortly before his election two years ago, Obama drew a crowd of 80,000 in Cleveland. Organizers of yesterday’s event tried to explain away the row after row of unoccupied seats by saying the president was competing with football, church and Halloween parties. The RNC retorts — “So we’re clear, the event started at 3pm. Most church services were over,...
  • Obama "Moving America Forward" Rally - Halloween in Cleveland

    11/01/2010 10:18:51 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/31/10 | AFP
    US President Barack Obama speaks during "Moving America Forward" rally at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio, on October 31. Obama, fearing a ballot-box repudiation just two years into his campaign for change, planned a wave of radio interviews and telephone calls to Democratic volunteers key to boosting party turnout on Tuesday, the White House said. (AFP/File/Jewel Samad)
  • Obama Less Lofty as Rhetoric Shifts

    10/31/2010 5:44:00 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 26 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10-31-10 | LAURA MECKLER
    CLEVELAND—President Barack Obama closed out his 2010 campaign season here with a mocking rebuke of Republicans, in stark contrast to the lofty, hopeful rhetoric that marked his 2008 campaign. With Democrats facing potentially big losses on Election Day Tuesday, Mr. Obama has projected a rougher tone than he did two years ago. The bad economy? Blame Republicans, he said. Bipartisanship to solve problems? No, the president said, the GOP has no interest. Bits of the 2008 spirit were still in evidence in a weekend of campaigning, but Mr. Obama's calls for change now came with caveats. He still exhorted, "yes...
  • Tourism Video for Cleveland

    10/19/2010 5:15:38 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 35 replies
    Hastily Made Cleveland Tourism Video: 2nd Attempt
  • Cleveland man, 20, charged with aggravated murder in shooting death of fellow robbery suspect(OH)

    10/14/2010 6:45:05 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies ^ | 13 October, 2010 | Donna J. Miller, Plain Dealer reporter Donna J. Miller
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A 20-year-old Cleveland man was arraigned Tuesday on charges of aggravated murder, aggravated robbery and kidnapping. Jerry Monroe is being held at the County Jail on a $500,000 bond. Prosecutors say Monroe, two unidentified suspects and 20-year-old Terrance Manningrobbed a 30-year-old man Aug. 26 outside his apartment building at 2806 Cedar Road. "They forced the victim at gunpoint to go up to his apartment. The victim's fiancee and three children, 9 months old, 2 and 3, were home," prosecutor's spokesman Ryan Miday said. The men got to the apartment door, then struggled over the gun. Manning was...
  • Cleveland fights for its gun laws before top Ohio court

    10/13/2010 5:29:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 12 October, 2010 | Reginald Fields
    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Cleveland's ongoing quest to enforce tougher gun control rules than state law requires reached Ohio's top court on Tuesday. The Ohio Supreme Court heard arguments in a case pitting the city against the state. The city is fighting to govern its residents with its own set of rules rather than those imposed by an Ohio statute. Ohio's constitution allows cities to exercise "home rule" to enforce policing ordinances as long as those local rules do not infringe on state "general" laws, which are considered the unquestioned rule of the land. "One thing the state fails to recognize...
  • Families Sue Ohio School After Four Bullied Teens Die by Their Own Hand

    10/08/2010 12:42:51 PM PDT · by Mind Freed · 69 replies · 2+ views
    Sladjana Vidovic's body lay in an open casket, dressed in the sparkly pink dress she had planned to wear to the prom. Days earlier, she had tied one end of a rope around her neck and the other around a bed post before jumping out her bedroom window. The 16-year-old's last words, scribbled in English and her native Croatian, told of her daily torment at Mentor High School, where students mocked her accent, taunted her with insults like "Slutty Jana" and threw food at her. It was the fourth time in little more than two years that a bullied high...
  • LeBron James, manager: Race a factor

    09/30/2010 11:24:02 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 26 replies
    ESPN ^ | 9/30/10
    LeBron James and his manager say they believe race played a factor in how the two-time reigning NBA MVP's decision to join the Miami Heat was covered this summer. Neither James nor his manager, Maverick Carter, cited specifics when talking to CNN for a story that aired Wednesday night. In the interview, CNN correspondent Soledad O'Brien asked about "The Decision," the one-hour special on ESPN in which James announced that he would play for the Heat, and some of the negative headlines it generated. "It's just about control and not doing it the way it's always been done or not...
  • President Carter hospitalized in Cleveland

    09/28/2010 9:54:26 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 120 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/28/2010 | CNN
    President Carter hospitalized in Cleveland President Jimmy Carter has been transferred to Metro Health Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, after experiencing an unknown health issue on a flight to the city, an airport spokesperson said.
  • Cleveland announces "voluntary" handgun registration; residents say "NO"(OH)

    09/22/2010 8:17:14 PM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Buckey Firearms Association ^ | 22 September, 2010 | drieck
    According to, "Cleveland residents who want to register their handguns can do so 24 hours a day, seven days a week." Let that idea sink in for a moment. Cleveland has launched a voluntary handgun registration program. For what purpose? We cannot fathom the logic behind this announcement. Are they expecting criminals to register their guns? Not likely. And if any law-abiding citizens register, what will authorities do with the information? It makes no sense. It makes even less sense when you consider the difficult and time-consuming process to register. From the article: Applicants will need to bring photo...
  • Joe Hallett commentary: Cuyahoga County scandal means more trouble for Democrats

    09/19/2010 4:04:24 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 14 replies · 1+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | September 19, 2010 | Joe Hallett
    Joe Hallett commentary: Cuyahoga County scandal means more trouble for Democrats Sunday, September 19, 2010 03:02 AM The Columbus Dispatch On Valentine's Day in 1998, Jimmy Dimora, chairman of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party, stood at a podium and told 431 members of the party's executive committee that his sex life was just fine. "Boy, do I feel good today," Dimora brayed. "My wife took good care of me this morning." Turns out others have been taking care of the Italian Stallion, according to a 139-page federal indictment against Dimora unveiled last week in Cleveland. Quoting Dimora's wire-tapped conversations, the...
  • Jimmy Dimora at center of one of biggest local corruption cases in U.S. history

    09/16/2010 11:13:03 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 21 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | September 15, 2010 | Plain Dealer Staff
    It is a shocking and emblematic photograph that could be of New York City's Boss Tweed, 140 years later: Jimmy Dimora, the most powerful man in Cuyahoga County politics, led away in manacles to FBI headquarters, to federal court, and into infamy. But the picture painted by the 177 pages in indictments made public Wednesday against eight suspects -- including Cuyahoga County commissioner Dimora and two county judges -- is even more shocking, alleging what could be one of the biggest local political-machine corruption cases in recent U.S. history.It also, for the first time, implicates a second commissioner, Peter Lawson...
  • (Democrat, Cuyahoga/Cleveland) County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora is arrested

    09/15/2010 5:34:31 AM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 39 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | September 15, 2010 | Plain Dealer Staff
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- FBI agents arrested county Commissioner Jimmy Dimora early this morning. Witnesses at his home reported he was led out in handcuffs and chains. He arrived at the FBI building on Lakeside Avenue in Cleveland at 7:20 a.m. in a black Dodge Caravan. The arrest comes after a years-long investigation that most recently led to charges against former county auditor Frank Russo.
  • Jimmy Dimora taken from home in handcuffs

    09/15/2010 5:02:53 AM PDT · by neefer · 20 replies
    WEWS ^ | 9/15/2010 | WEWS News Staff
    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio - Complete County Corruption Investigation Four FBI agents have entered the house of County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora Wednesday morning and took him away in handcuffs. NewsChannel5 saw the agents enter his Independence home and drive him away in handcuffs. The agents arrived in two vehicles and knocked on the door for a few minutes before someone eventually answered. The agents then entered the home, and left with Dimora in handcuffs. FBI spokesman Scott Wilson confirmed that they are making arrests this morning, but did not confirm if Dimora was arrested. Dimora is considered to be the top target...