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  • Target’s multibillion-dollar disaster could happen again

    05/14/2016 11:44:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies ^ | January 26, 2015 | Emma Reynolds
    IT was a spectacular disaster, a multibillion-dollar failure so abject that retailers are looking at it for what not to do. As senior staff reveal just what went wrong, companies hoping to conquer Australia are looking at Target Canada to see what makes a global brand fall on its face. The US chain — which is unconnected to the Australian one, although they share similar branding — expected to settle in to its neighbouring country with ease. Instead, customers quickly deserted the depressing stores with their empty shelves, poor service and broken technology. Target Canada filed for bankruptcy protection after...
  • Abortion Business Closed in Virginia After Officials Found Filthy, Unsterilized Equipment

    04/27/2016 12:19:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies ^ | April 27, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    The name Steven Chase Brigham is notorious on both sides of the abortion movement. The late-term abortionist lost his license to practice in five states, faced criminal charges for killing late-term babies, employed a sex offender and more. Despite his disgraceful reputation, Brigham still runs more than a dozen abortion facilities in three East Coast states: Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia, according to his business website. This month, one of his Virginia abortion clinics was shut down, at least temporarily. The Washington Post reports state investigators found filthy, dangerous conditions that compromised patient safety inside Brigham’s Fairfax abortion clinic during...
  • Abortion Clinic in California Closes Down Because They Were “Not Getting Enough Clients”

    03/31/2016 11:12:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies ^ | March 31, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    A California abortion clinic with a reputation for injuring women recently shut its doors for good. According to Californians for Life, the Women’s Health Specialists abortion clinic in Santa Rosa, California closed this spring after 28 years in business. Abortion clinic workers said the business closed because “there were not enough clients.” Pro-lifers were holding regular 40 Days for Life prayer vigils outside of the abortion clinic when it closed. The group said it plans to continue the vigils outside of the abortion chain’s other locations in Sacramento, Redding and Chico. “If an abortion business in Santa Rosa can close...
  • Trump's big advantage: open primaries

    03/22/2016 10:20:52 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 76 replies
    CNBC ^ | 3/22/16 | Mark Fahey | Eric Chemi
    Political commentators noticed something interesting early on about Donald Trump's surprising sweep through the Republican primaries — the mogul seems to do better in states that let almost any voter help pick the party nominee, not just those registered to a party. In those open primaries, Trump has come out ahead in 13 out of 16 states. In states with closed primaries, Trump won only six out of 14 states. Overall, Trump has won closed states about half as often as he's won those open states. Both primaries in Utah and Arizona are "closed," meaning only registered Republicans can vote....
  • South Bend, Indiana Will be Abortion Free as Last Abortion Clinic Will Close Next Week

    03/11/2016 10:06:18 AM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies ^ | March 11, 2016 | Steven Ertelt, Cheryl Sullenger
    South Bend, Indiana, home of Notre Dame University, will become abortion free next week as the Women’s Pavilion in South Bend will officially close. The abortion center stopped doing abortions back in November — it has continued to refer women for abortions since then — and now it will close up shop for good. The closing comes after the state refused to renew its operating license following a host of problems. The clinic’s troubled owner, abortionist Ulrich Klopfer, will surrender his facility license now that he has dropped his appeal of a decision issued in June by the Indiana State...
  • Planned Parenthood facility in business for 30 years to close due to drop in clientele

    02/19/2016 6:41:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies ^ | February 18, 2016 | DANNY BURTON
    Planned Parenthood has announced that it will close its facility in Blacksburg, Virginia, and refer patients to its Roanoke location. Paige Johnson, senior vice president at Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, suggested the closure was due to a drop in clientele and the expansion of other providers in the area that offer health care at little to no cost. The location at 700-J N Main Street, which opened 30 years ago, now advertises medication abortions up to eight weeks and six days LMP. With other alternatives in the region, the need for the Blacksburg Planned Parenthood is non-existent. Planned Parenthood mentioned...
  • CLOSED: Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Florida shuts down

    02/10/2016 5:12:44 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies ^ | February 10, 2016 | Becky Yeh
    A Planned Parenthood abortion facility, located on Havendale Blvd in Winter Haven, Florida, has closed its doors as of February 1, 2016. Situated inside Spring Lake Square, the Planned Parenthood sat among restaurants, a movie theater, and businesses that fill the earth-tone-colored suburban strip mall. Sidewalk Advocates for Life, which reported the closure, shared that this is the first abortion facility in the group’s short 22-month-history to shut down. The group encouraged its counselors to continue dedicating their time to counseling abortion-minded women, and to advocate on the sidewalks for the preborn. Sidewalk Advocates for Life’s Winter Haven, Florida, program...
  • Selma, Alabama, reportedly abortion-free as illegal facility ceases abortions

    12/30/2015 2:44:33 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies ^ | December 30, 2015 | Becky Yeh
    The historic city of Selma, Alabama — a battleground during the Civil Rights Movement — is now reportedly abortion-free, after pro-lifers confirmed that abortionist, Samuel Lett, has ceased abortions in his illegal abortion facility. The abortion practice has been transformed into a weight-loss center. Under Alabama law, medical centers that commit 10 or more abortions each month must be licensed as an abortion facility. Investigations into the Central Alabama Women’s Clinic, which was operated by Lett, revealed that the center was committing more than the allotted amount. Leaders from CEC For Life, Operation Rescue, Life Legal Defense Foundation, the National...
  • Report: The Obama Administration Conducts More Closed-Door Meetings Than Ever Before

    11/03/2015 6:35:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    the daily caller ^ | 11/3/15 | Chuck Ross
    Politics Report: The Obama Administration Conducts More Closed-Door Meetings Than Ever Before Photo of Chuck Ross Chuck Ross Reporter 3:28 PM 11/03/2015 94 693 A new report finds that in the past decade, federal agencies held the highest percentage of closed-door meetings in 2013 and 2014, undermining President Obama’s commitment to running the “most transparent administration in history.” The report, from the Congressional Research Service, looked at data provided by federal agencies under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The executive branch utilizes federal advisory committees as a way to allow outside experts to provide advice and recommendations to the...
  • Greek Banks And Stock Exchange 'To Stay Shut'

    06/28/2015 7:23:13 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    Sky News ^ | 06/28/15
    Banks and the stock exchange will remain closed today after Greek citizens queued all weekend to withdraw savings. Banks in Greece and the country's stock exchange will be shut all week in a sign of the deepening financial crisis. The drastic move comes after people rushed to withdraw their cash amid panic ahead of the referendum on bailout terms. Under the controls, there will be a daily €60 limit on withdrawals from cash machines, which will reopen on Tuesday. Speaking in a televised address, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged calm and insisted bank deposits were safe. He blamed European partners...

    05/31/2015 9:14:53 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 30 2015 | SYLVIA LONGMIRE
    As more money continues to flow into the pockets of Mexican drug cartels, traffickers need to maintain a solid network of places—often along the southwest border—where they can launder drug money. However, in an attempt to stymie these efforts, several major US banks have been closing numerous branches in the region and shutting down hundreds of customer accounts. According to a WSJ report, the Arizona border town of Nogales, population 21,000, is feeling the financial pinch most strongly. In the past several months, J.P. Morgan, Bank of America Corp. and Citigroup Inc.-owned Banamex USA have shut a total of four...
  • Obama: I Should Have Closed Guantánamo Bay on Day One

    03/18/2015 6:37:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/18/15 | Matt Wilstein
    During a Q&A session following his speech on middle class economics to the City Club of Cleveland Wednesday afternoon, President Barack Obama revealed on thing he would do differently if he could start his presidency over knowing what he knows now. “I think I would have closed Guantánamo on the first day,” he told the crowd. The reason he didn’t, Obama said, is that at the time there was bipartisan agreement that the detention facility should be closed. Instead of making it happen right way, the president chose to sign an executive order that tasked a group with figuring out
  • First Abortion Facility in 2015 Halts Abortion Services (Texas)

    01/09/2015 4:34:23 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Operation Rescue ^ | January 9, 2015 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Dallas, TX – As the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals considers the constitutionality of Texas abortion safety laws, Operation Rescue has confirmed that Northpark Medical Group, an abortion facility in Dallas, Texas, has halted all abortions after the hospital that provided its two abortionists with privileges closed. This represents the first abortion clinic to terminate abortion services in 2015, leaving just 549 surgical abortion clinics in America after clinic numbers hit a high-water mark on 1991 with 2,176 surgical abortion clinics. Last year, 73 abortion clinics nationwide closed or halted abortion services for at least part of the year –...
  • Europe’s Empty Churches Go on Sale

    01/03/2015 4:57:59 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Jan 2, 2014 | Naftali Bendavid
    Europe News Europe’s Empty Churches Go on Sale Hundreds of Churches Have Closed or Are Threatened by Plunging Membership, Posing Question: What to Do With Unused Buildings? By Naftali Bendavid Jan. 2, 2015 7:36 p.m. ET ARNHEM, Netherlands—Two dozen scruffy skateboarders launched perilous jumps in a soaring old church building here on a recent night, watched over by a mosaic likeness of Jesus and a solemn array of stone saints. This is the Arnhem Skate Hall, an uneasy reincarnation of the Church of St. Joseph, which once rang with the prayers of nearly 1,000 worshipers. It is one of hundreds...
  • Still Vanishing: 73 Abortion Facilities Shut Down in 2014

    12/29/2014 3:05:58 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Operation Resuce ^ | December 29, 2014 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Washington, DC – A new survey conducted by Operation Rescue of all abortion facilities in the United States has confirmed that the abortion clinic closure trend continued strongly in 2014. Operation Rescue is the only pro-life organization that maintains a listing of abortion facilities and tracks clinic closures and its extensive research has provided the most accurate accounting of abortion facilities known to exist. In all, 73 abortion facilities shut down for all or part of the year. The total number of all remaining abortion clinics in the US is currently 739. Surgical abortion facilities account for 551 of that...
  • Wisconsin legislative preview: Planned Parenthood will not 'go quietly into the night'

    12/09/2014 12:02:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Wisnews ^ | 12.9.2014 | JESSIE OPOIEN
    Under Gov. Scott Walker's leadership and the Republican control of Wisconsin's Legislature, Planned Parenthood has weathered a focused effort to diminish its role within the state. But through the sustained battle, the women's health organization has found silver linings. "I think since we’ve been so shut out of state government we have had an opportunity to build stronger local relationships," said Nicole Safar, public policy director for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. Dane County is a prime example of a place where Planned Parenthood works closely with local government to provide sex education and other programming. The local partnership "doesn't make...
  • Why hasn’t the U.S. closed its airports to travelers from Ebola-ravaged countries?

    10/02/2014 7:10:39 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 75 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/02/14 | Abby Phillip
    Several African nations have restricted or banned air travel from Ebola-stricken countries, and airlines including Kenya Airways, British Airways, Air Cote D’Ivoire and Nigeria's Arik Air have suspended flights from the countries. Front Page Africa reported on Wednesday, though, that Kenya Airways and Air Cote D’Ivoire are expected to resume some of their so-called "Ebola flights" this month. Others airlines have greatly reduced air travel in the region.
  • ‘THE RULES ARE THE RULES’: Government shuts down 11-year-old’s cupcake business

    01/30/2014 8:19:19 AM PST · by servo1969 · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1-30-2014 | Breanna Deutsch
    The government has pulled the plug on an 11-year-old Illinois baker’s oven. A day after a local newspaper ran a story about the young and ambitious Chloe Stirling, who operated a cupcake business out of her parents’ kitchen, the local health department came calling. “They called and said they were shutting us down,” Heather Stirling, Chloe’s mother, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Officials told Stirling Chloe could continue selling cupcakes on the condition that the family “buy a bakery or build her a kitchen separate from the one we have.” “Obviously, we can’t do that,” Heather Stirling told reporters. “We’ve...
  • Five abortion facilities have closed in Pittsburgh because of Gosnell-inspired [safety] law

    10/31/2013 12:46:28 AM PDT · by grundle · 6 replies ^ | May 16, 2013 | Kirsten Andersen
    PITTSBURGH, May 16, 2013 ( – Tougher safety regulations passed in the wake of grisly discoveries at Kermit Gosnell’s “house of horrors” abortion facility have resulted in the closure of five Pittsburgh abortion centers since last June.Act 122, which took effect last June, requires abortion facilities to meet the same standards as other outpatient surgical facilities in the state.While some abortion centers have been able to bring their facilities up to par, five facilities in the Pittsburgh area have been shut down. One was closed by the state health department; the others closed voluntarily. There are now only two abortion...
  • Military chapel closed in Georgia: ‘Shutdown: No Catholic service till further notice’

    10/08/2013 4:35:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/8/13 | Alex Pappas
    Father Ray Leonard, a Catholic priest who serves a Georgia military base, was not allowed to celebrate mass at the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay this weekend. “Shutdown: No Catholic service till further notice,” a sign posted on the chapel said. Leonard — who is contracted with the Department of Defense to minister the military on the base — is not allowed to work on the base during the federal government shutdown. In fact, the general counsel for the Archdiocese for the Military Services USA has warned that — under current law — some military priests under contract could even
  • 44 Abortion Clinics Closed in 2013 as Two More Close in Cleveland, Montana

    09/20/2013 10:00:05 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | Cheryl Sullenger
    In a year of record closures, two more abortion clinics have gone out of business. These two closures bring the tally of out-of-business abortion businesses to 44 so far this year. Operation Rescue has confirmed that an abortionist who wore a butcher’s apron while injuring a woman during an abortion has closed his Cleveland, Ohio, abortion clinic and is moving out of state. Meanwhile, a Livingston, Montana, abortion clinic has announced its closure as of October 1, 2013, due to the impending retirement of long-time abortionist Susan Wicklund. Martin Ruddock, 77, shuttered his Cleveland Center for Women’s Health abortion clinic...
  • Vanity: Question for SC Freepers

    08/07/2013 4:58:55 PM PDT · by Kolath · 6 replies
    Kolath | 08/07/2013 | Kolath
    Dear South Carolina Freepers. I've got a few questions about the voting laws in your state. 1. What is the deadline to change party affiliation in your state (how many days before an election)? 2. Does SC have a ballot petition process? 3. Has there been any interest in having a ballot petition to change the primary laws from "open" to "closed"?
  • Restrictions forcing a few abortion clinics to close

    07/29/2013 1:01:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | Catherine Candisky
    New rules in Ohio will leave Toledo without a provider Ohio women have fewer places to go for an abortion, and access is expected to become more limited with newly passed state regulations that reduce access to the procedure. Two of Ohio’s 13 licensed abortion clinics have closed in recent months, and a third is expected to shut down in the coming weeks. More closings are possible. “They’ve opened up a new front in the war on women’s health,” Kellie Copeland, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio, said of abortion opponents. “They can use this tool, and their influence ......
  • Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Closing Clinic in New Jersey

    07/21/2013 7:29:49 PM PDT · by Coleus · 15 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/19/13 | Steven Ertelt
    Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Closing Clinic in New JerseyThe Planned Parenthood abortion business is closing yet another location — this time in New Jersey. The abortion giant will close the facility it operates in Somerset County within the next month.From a local news report: A woman who answered the phone at the Manville Planned Parenthood Thursday afternoon confirmed the location will be closing within the next month, although she said no particular closing date has been set yet.The woman did not provide her name to, and she referred comment to the media relations department of Planned Parenthood of Central...
  • 4 more abortion centers CLOSED

    07/24/2013 6:16:31 PM PDT · by Coleus · 9 replies
    Since the last 40 Days for Life ended in March, four more abortion centers — which were sites of 40 Days for Life campaigns — have CLOSED their doors for good!Shortly after the campaign, volunteers learned that a late-term abortion facility in Sacramento, California — where multiple 40 Days for Life prayer vigils had been held outside — had gone out of business.Just a few weeks later, a Planned Parenthood abortion center in Kenmore, Washington — where two 40 Days for Life vigils have been held outside — announced its permanent closure.Then an abortion center in Toledo, Ohio … that...
  • Chain of six Northern CA late-term abortion clinics CLOSED

    05/17/2013 12:58:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    The last three late-term abortion clinics of what was once was a chain of six in Northern California is closing this week, reports Wynette Sills of 40 Days for Life Sacramento. Choice Medical Group once committed abortions in Concord, Fremont, Sacramento, Salinas, San Francisco, and San Jose. The Salinas clinic closed a few years ago, Concord followed last year, and San Francisco this past March. image image image When a member of Wynette’s group called the Sacramento office last week, they got a pleasant surprise. A receptionist told her that clinic and the Fremont and San Jose clinics were all...
  • Abortion Clinic That Can’t Meet New Virginia Health Standards Closes

    04/19/2013 4:17:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The Hillcrest Clinic abortion business located in Virginia will close its doors after being the first facility in its region of the state to do abortions. The abortion clinic could not meet the new health and safety standards the state health board approved recently and will shut down. According to a local report in the Virginian-Pilot newspaper: Virginia’s new licensing standards for abortion clinics, coupled with a drop in demand for pregnancy terminations, have driven the clinic out of business. “It’s a little bit bittersweet,” said Suzette Caton, Hillcrest’s director. “But I also feel like for 40 years we’ve had...
  • Sixth Abortion Clinic Closes in Michigan in Recent Months

    04/11/2013 12:20:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    life news ^ | Jill Stanek
    Word came yesterday morning that the American Family Planning abortion clinic in Dearborn, Michigan, is shutting its doors as of this Friday. This makes the sixth abortion mill to close since last September. The others were in Detroit, Livonia (2), Muskegan, and Niles. 2013-04-11_1001The clinic’s manager confirmed this to pro-life activist Chris Coatney, who has been praying at this mill for 11 years and developed a civil relationship with her. Chris observed no abortions had been committed since the start of last week. Pro-life activist Lynn Mills got additional corroboration by calling. Lynn was told the clinic had stopped committing...
  • ‘Meat-market’: Planned Parenthood nurses allege filthy, dangerous conditions

    04/10/2013 4:55:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Life Site ^ | Operation Rescue staff
    Wilmington, Delaware, April 10, 2013 ( – The same Planned Parenthood abortion clinic where a grandmother was attacked earlier this year while documenting a botched abortion, operated under dangerous conditions similar to those that existed at Kermit Gosnell’s Philadelphia “House of Horrors,” according to two former nurses who have now come forward to tell what they saw. So far, one abortionist and two employees have left Planned Parenthood in Wilmington, Delaware, as a result of the scandal over five botched abortions since January 4, and overall filthy practices. The clinic is now under the investigation of the Delaware Department of...
  • Senate votes to keep White House tours closed

    03/20/2013 12:58:31 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 69 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 3/20/2013 | Stephen Dinan & Seth McLaughlin
    Senators voted Wednesday to keep the White House closed to public tours, turning back a GOP-led effort to free up money to open the building back up after the sequesters. The vote was just one of a series of high-profile votes the Senate was taking Wednesday afternoon as it plowed toward passage of a bill to fund the government through the rest of this fiscal year
  • Press fear Obama private swearing in

    12/07/2012 3:17:23 PM PST · by thouworm · 164 replies
    Politico ^ | December 7, 2012 | Dylan Byers
    The White House Correspondents Association is strongly urging the Obama administration to allow press access to the president’s official swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 20, following indications from inauguration committee officials that the event could potentially be closed to the press. “Mindful of the historic nature of this occasion, we expect the White House will continue the long tradition of opening the President’s official swearing-in to full press access, and we as an organization are looking forward to working with the administration to make that happen,” Ed Henry, the Fox News correspondent and president of the White House Correspondents Association, said...
  • Catholic Caucus: Catholics urge more focus on social justice

    11/12/2012 7:29:12 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 51 replies
    The Catholic Review (Baltimore) ^ | October 30, 2012 | Patricia Zapor
    WASHINGTON - A large national study on faith and political views released Oct. 23 highlighted Catholics' interest in having social justice take a bigger role in the church's policy priorities. The American Values Survey by Public Religion Research Institute queried a cross section of all Americans but zeroed in on the opinions of Catholics, in particular, on topics including contraceptive coverage in insurance and the death penalty as well as on the pending presidential election. In interviews during September, a majority of Catholics told pollsters that they would prefer it if the church would focus its public policy statements "more...
  • Coast Guard closes Detroit's Ambassador Bridge after threat

    (CNN) -- A major bridge between Detroit, Michigan, and Windsor, Ontario, was shut down late Monday due to a bomb threat, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The Ambassador Bridge was secured and cleared on both sides after the Detroit Police Department received the threat at 8 p.m., according to U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Jeff Ogden. The U.S. Coast Guard stopped all maritime traffic below the bridge. Local police agencies were investigating the threat, but Ogden said it was "too soon" to determine who sent the threat.
  • Pastor whose congregation dwindled after gay-marriage vote to close St. Paul church

    06/30/2012 7:24:01 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 41 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 6-30-12 | Frederick Melo
    Grace Community United Church of Christ will close its doors this weekend, but the pastor who says his decision to publicly support gay-marriage rights unwittingly thrust it on a path toward financial ruin plans to find a new home for his small congregation. He has faith that his flock will follow. The Rev. Oliver White, 69, had hoped fundraising would keep the predominantly African-American church on St. Paul's East Side open after a Seattle investor demanded full payment on a high-interest loan. But after a well-publicized Internet campaign raised only about $56,000 of the $200,000 the church needs to pay...
  • Abortion Business Closes in Kansas, Another May Join It

    06/28/2011 9:22:39 AM PDT · by julieee · 4 replies ^ | June 28, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Abortion Business Closes in Kansas, Another May Join It Topeka, KS -- Now that the state of Kansas is beginning to enforce new abortion laws that were vetoed under pro-abortion Democratic governors, one of the three abortion centers in the state has closed.
  • Obama:IT'S MY PARTY: Meeting is closed to the press

    05/11/2011 8:38:31 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 22 replies
    Politico 44/ Whiteboard Archives ^ | May 11, 2011 - 05:05AM | Whiteboard Archives
    IT'S MY PARTY: The Democrats in the Senate are headed to President Obama's turf on Wednesday to talk with him about the deficit and, the White House says, other things. In guidance to reporters, the White House said that at the meeting at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Obama and the "Senate Democratic Caucus" will cover "the range of important issues on the legislative agenda, including the need to adopt a balanced approach in confronting the nation’s long-term deficit challenges." The meeting is closed to the press..
  • California Abortion Biz Closes, Eighth Facility This Month

    03/30/2011 10:12:03 AM PDT · by julieee · 6 replies ^ | March 30, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    California Abortion Biz Closes, Eighth Facility This Month Family Planning Associates, one the largest abortion center chains in California, has closed the abortion business it runs in Newport Beach. That makes it the eighth abortion center across the country to have closed this month.
  • Operation Closed Campus, Full Scale Excercise, Pottawattamie Countym Iowa

    03/24/2011 12:23:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Emergency Management, Dept. of Homeland Sec. ^ | 3/24/11 | Emergency Management, Pottawattamie
    ExPlan) EXERCISE PLAN (ExPlan) Operation Closed Campus 2 Pottawattamie County Emergency Management Agency Homeland Security Exercise & Evaluation Program (HSEEP) FOR OFFIICIIAL USE ONLY Pottawattamie County Emergency Management Agency Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) PREFACE Operation Closed Campus is sponsored by the Pottawattamie County Emergency Management Agency. This Exercise Plan (ExPlan) was produced with input, advice, and assistance from the Operation Closed Campus Exercise Planning Team, which followed guidance set forth in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP). This ExPlan gives officials, observers, media personnel, and players from participating organizations...
  • SC Republicans Want State Primary Laws Changed - Judge To Rule On Closed Primaries By Party

    03/14/2011 5:02:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Fox Carolina ^ | 3/11/11 | Jennifer Phillips
    SC Republicans Want State Primary Laws ChangedJudge To Rule On Closed Primaries By Party Jennifer Phillips reporting UPDATED: 11:28 am EST March 11, 2011 GREENVILLE, S.C. -- When people line up to vote, many consider themselves Democrats, Republicans or independents. That could change for primaries, if South Carolina Republicans have their way. "The fact that a Democrat or a Republican can cross party lines and somehow influence the outcome of the voting and the nomination I don't think is fair," said James Farrington, a voter. That is also how state GOP leaders and the Greenville Republican Party feel, too. On...
  • Survey Shows 31 Abortion Centers Closed Over Last 12 Months

    11/30/2010 8:38:33 AM PST · by julieee · 5 replies ^ | November 30, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Survey Shows 31 Abortion Centers Closed Over Last 12 Months Washington, DC -- While the pro-life movement longs for the day unborn children can be protected under the law from abortions, a new survey of the number of abortion centers nationwide shows it is possible to make a difference now. Despite the Supreme Court having allowed virtually unlimited abortions throughout pregnancy for any reason via the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions, the pro-life community has been successful in getting abortion centers to close.
  • Survey Shows 31 Abortion Centers Closed Over Last 12 Months

    11/30/2010 8:38:25 AM PST · by julieee · 1 replies · 1+ views ^ | November 30, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Survey Shows 31 Abortion Centers Closed Over Last 12 Months Washington, DC -- While the pro-life movement longs for the day unborn children can be protected under the law from abortions, a new survey of the number of abortion centers nationwide shows it is possible to make a difference now. Despite the Supreme Court having allowed virtually unlimited abortions throughout pregnancy for any reason via the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions, the pro-life community has been successful in getting abortion centers to close.
  • Plymouth Avenue Bridge closed after check discovers corrosion (MN)

    10/22/2010 1:53:03 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 10-22-10 | steve brandt
    The Plymouth Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis closed Friday as a precaution, pending further investigation after a routine inspection discovered corrosion on cables that run through the bridge.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Arizona's Closed Federal Parkland is a No-Man's Land

    07/02/2010 3:16:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    fox news ^ | 7/2/10 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    BUENOS AIRES NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, Arizona – The number of illegal immigrants and drug smugglers crossing through this magnificent national parkland in southern Arizona has "decreased significantly" in the last four years, park officials say. But there's a dark cloud to this silver lining: To make it happen, the refuge had to close a sliver of this slice of heaven to the quarter-billion American taxpayers who own it -- essentially creating a no-man's-land on which only drug smugglers, gun-runners, human traffickers and the Border Patrol agents who track them down dare to tread. And with rival Mexican drug gangs gunning...
  • Turkish airspace closed to Israel

    06/28/2010 1:42:20 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 33 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | 6/28/2010 | Suzan Fraser
    Turkey has closed its airspace to Israeli military flights following a deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid ship, the Turkish prime minister and officials said Monday. Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters in Toronto that Turkey imposed the ban after the May 31 raid on a Turkish ship that was part of a six-vessel international aid flotilla, according to the state-run Anatolia news agency. The prime minister, who is in Canada to attend a summit of the Group of 20 major industrial and developing nations, did not elaborate. On Sunday, Israel's Yediot Ahronot newspaper reported that Turkey had not allowed a...
  • Pentagon Alert - Metro entrance closed - Police with guns drawn

    06/11/2010 10:18:42 AM PDT · by elc · 41 replies · 3,008+ views
    Pentagon Alert System/Twitter | elc
    Pentagon alert notification just popped up. Pentagon Metro entrance closed. Quick search of twitter shows police with guns drawn. Possible suspicious package. Hmm, wasn't there an alert from the FBI earlier this week about terrorists trying to disrupt things with fake suspicous packages.
  • 154-year-old Honolulu Advertiser prints last issue

    06/05/2010 8:32:20 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 31 replies · 730+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 6-5-10 | Audrey McAvoy
    The Honolulu Star-Bulletin and The Honolulu Advertiser have competed to chronicle Hawaii for more than a century. That rivalry ends Sunday when the Advertiser, Hawaii's largest newspaper, publishes its last edition. It's being bought out and combined with its smaller rival. More than 400 reporters, pressmen and other workers are losing their jobs. The 154-year-old Advertiser is the latest casualty of the recession and the upheaval that the Internet has unleashed on the traditional media industry. The new owner plans to launch the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on Monday. Honolulu now joins Denver and Seattle as cities served by only one daily...
  • FDIC Friday! Three Florida bank failures take 2010 tally to 76

    05/29/2010 1:12:54 AM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 2 replies · 334+ views
    Market Watch ^ | 05/28/2010 | Market Watch
    LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) -- Three affiliated banks in Florida were closed Friday, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., raising the tally of bank failures in 2010 to 76. The Bank of Florida - Southeast in Fort Lauderdale; the Bank of Florida - Southwest in Naples; and the Bank of Florida - Tampa Bay in Tampa were shut down. EverBank in Jacksonville, Fla., has acquired their banking operations. Bank of Florida Corp.
  • Embassy Closed in Response to Security Threat [Yemen]

    01/03/2010 4:18:45 AM PST · by gandalftb · 32 replies · 1,754+ views
    U.S. Department of State ^ | January 03, 2010 | staff
    Press Releases Embassy Closed in Response to Security Threat The U.S. Embassy in Sana’a is closed today, January 3, 2010, in response to ongoing threats by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) to attack American interests in Yemen. On December 31, the U.S. Embassy sent a warden message to Americans citizens in Yemen to remind them of the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against American citizens and interests throughout the world. The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to maintain a high level of vigilance and to practice enhanced security awareness.
  • House Democratic bill ceremony closed to public

    10/29/2009 10:28:35 AM PDT · by MaestroLC · 21 replies · 1,727+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 29, 2009 | By Kara Rowland
    House Democrats blocked the public from attending the unveiling ceremony of their health-care bill Thursday morning, allowing only pre-approved visitors whose names appeared on lists to enter the event at the West side of the Capitol. The audience at the crowded press conference included Hill staffers, union workers, health care providers and students, according to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who thanked them for attending.
  • Bay Bridge closed after rod snaps, cars hit

    10/27/2009 8:09:38 PM PDT · by Thidwick · 53 replies · 4,449+ views
    SFGate ^ | oct 27, 2009 | Michael Cabanatuan
    Authorities said they are shutting down the Bay Bridge in both directions after pieces of the cantilever section fell during the late-afternoon commute, striking three vehicles on the upper deck, the California Highway Patrol said. Caltrans officials said the parts that fell were two high-strength rods and a saddle that were part of the emergency repair that delayed the opening of the bridge on Labor Day weekend.