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  • Odd Character Replacement in some articles

    10/29/2015 2:18:37 AM PDT · by Gaffer · 46 replies
    10/29/2015 | Self
    Since the badware scare about "attack sites", I've been seeing odd character replacements in some linked articles and thread titles.
  • Satanic Display at Florida Capitol Damaged

    12/23/2014 10:50:35 PM PST · by balch3 · 121 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 23,2014 | BRENDAN FARRINGTON
    Susan Hemeryck, 54, tried removing the display Tuesday, and when the Capitol Police told her she couldn't, she began ripping it apart. She was arrested and charged with criminal mischief. The display had been erected as a satire by an atheist group to counter a nativity scene, which was taken down the day the Satanic Temple installed theirs. "It's just wrong, when you remove baby Jesus two days before Christmas and put Satan in his place ? that just can't happen. I couldn't allow it to happen," said Hemeryck, who said she was wearing a shirt that said "Catholic Warrior"...
  • Russia Greets Egypt's Al Sisi With Arms Display

    08/12/2014 3:23:36 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 5 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 8-12-14 | WSJ via AP
    MOSCOW — Abdel Fattah Al Sisi has arrived in Russia on his first official visit as Egyptian President and was immediately shown a selection of Russian military hardware for sale. Russian news agencies reported that the weapons, including armored vehicles and missile systems, were displayed at the airport in Sochi for Mr. Al Sisi to see Tuesday. The reports said the former Egyptian army chief "listened attentively" to explanations of the weapons systems' potential.
  • Vet Could Lose Home For Displaying Small US Flag In Front Yard

    06/27/2014 6:06:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 54 replies
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – A veteran could lose his home because of a small American flag he has placed in a flower pot in front of his home.
  • Georgia Christmas Display Prompts Emergency Response

    12/25/2013 11:19:44 AM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Breitbart
    BERKELEY LAKE, Ga. A metro Atlanta homeowner says he hopes he didn't offend anyone by his Christmas decoration of a mannequin with outstretched arms entangled in a string of Christmas lights and clinging to a ledge that prompted an emergency response to his house. Bubba Murphy Lake told WSB-TV that someone passing the house in Berkeley Lake with their children thought the display looked so realistic that they called 911. He says fire officials told him to take the display down _ at least temporarily. The display also had a ladder toppled over in the front yard.
  • Man known for elaborate Christmas display found dead in his home

    12/23/2013 6:37:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/23/13 | Felicia Schwartz
    (CNN) -- A man known for his grand 6 million-light Christmas display was found shot and killed in his home on Friday morning. A family member found John Chakalos, 87, in his home in Windsor, Connecticut, according a Windsor police department press release. The medical examiner's office ruled that Chakalos died of a gunshot wound to the head. The police are conducting an active homicide investigation, based on the condition of the body when it was found and because police did not recover a weapon at the scene, Windsor police Capt. Tom Lepore said. Windsor police were first to arrive...
  • Live @ Santa Klaus Crash Site

    12/14/2011 9:52:56 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | December 14, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Said to put some serious effort into topping each previous years'  Christmas display, the property is located near the  Oak Creek Bridge in historic St Micheal's, Maryland...
  • Pro-Abortion Vandals Turn Pro-Life Display Into Satanic Scene

    04/26/2011 8:21:52 AM PDT · by julieee · 14 replies ^ | April 26, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Pro-Abortion Vandals Turn Pro-Life Display Into Satanic Scene Clarion, PA -- Last week, during the Holy Week leading up to Easter, a group of pro-abortion activists vandalized and desecrated a Christian pro-life display students at Clarion University put up at their Pennsylvania campus.
  • Weird iMac Problem, Any Ideas?

    08/03/2010 11:46:18 PM PDT · by Ronin · 21 replies · 2+ views
    Ronin | August 4, 2010 | Ronin
    I am at wits end here because of a problem when I run Windows XP on my iMac via bootcamp, so I am hoping some brainy FReeper can help me out. The problem is that the display dims immediately after I log in, and I can't find the controls to brighten it back up to normal. It's almost as if it is going into some sort of screen-saver mode. Note that there is absolutely no problem when I launch my spouse's profile or guest. It only happens when I log into my profile. And, it only happens when I am...
  • Legislation addresses brandishing of guns(UT)

    01/19/2010 4:12:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies · 396+ views ^ | 19 January, 2010 | Josh Smith
    SALT LAKE CITY — More guns may be making appearances in confrontations across Utah, adding intensity, for better or worse. Newly proposed legislation would be a green light for concealed-gun owners to openly carry firearms and, if threatened, draw or exhibit their weapons and verbally threaten deadly force. Depending on whom you ask, that gun-induced intensity could defuse confrontations more quickly, or it could lead to more deadly violence. The bill's sponsor, Rep. Stephen Sandstrom, R-Orem, said HB78 clarifies existing law with "affirmative language" that would provide gun owners another option to defend themselves or others around them. "This allows...
  • Samsung's new tough flexible AM OLED display (1 min 6 sec YouTube video)

    10/18/2009 3:07:22 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 18 replies · 1,119+ views
    YouTube ^ | 10/15/09
    Click here ==> <==
  • Flexible, lightweight, 1-millimeter thick, 125-inch plasma display

    05/19/2008 9:33:48 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 27 replies · 85+ views ^ | 05/19/08 |
    May 19, 2008 There’s at least one reason to look forward to the InfoComm 2008 conference in Las Vegas this June with next-generation large-screen display manufacturer Shinoda Plasma announcing plans to exhibit a flexible, 1-millimeter thick, 125-inch film-type prototype display that can be used as a curved or wrap-around screen. At a low-key unveiling on May 15, Shinoda Plasma announced plans to exhibit the 3 x 1 meter, (9 feet 10-inches x 3 feet 3-inches) plasma tube array (PTA) display, which consists of 3 seamlessly integrated 1 x 1 meter square sub-modules and offers a resolution of 960 x 360...
  • E Ink unveils new paper-thin display cells

    05/13/2008 8:45:36 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 10 replies · 98+ views ^ | 05/12/08 |
    Responsible for the first consumer application of an electronic paper display module when it teamed up with Sony to release the LIBRI e-Book reader in 2004, E Ink has now announced availability of its next generation segmented display cells (SDC). The new SDCs are 40% thinner with a wider operational temperature range and increased flexibility for repetitive 3-D bends or 2-D conformable solutions. The SDC products are simple digit, icon and alpha-numeric displays, offering excellent readability in a paper-thin form factor that uses minimal battery power. The latest generation of E Ink SDCs offer three height levels, depending on backplane...
  • University of Wisconsin Student Govt Leader Vandalizes Pro-Life Display

    05/07/2008 10:08:59 AM PDT · by julieee · 60 replies · 170+ views ^ | May 7, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Madison, WI -- A University of Wisconsin Stevens Point student government leader is coming under fire for allegedly trashing a pro-life display on campus. Student senator Roderick King is said to have vandalized a display featuring crosses erected by the campus pro-life group to memorialize those babies killed in abortions. Full story at:
  • (VANITY) issue

    01/22/2007 7:44:47 PM PST · by JRios1968 · 30 replies · 372+ views
    1/22/07 | none
    Ok, folks...yes, I am logged in, moose bites can be nasti, etc... I have a problem that's baffling me. My Gateway Pentium4 laptop (purchased in 2003) has decided that its monitor won't show up stuff anymore. If I hook up a regular monitor to it, I can see stuff just fine in the monitor (external) but otherwise I see nothing in the laptop's monitor. I tried going back to its WinXP "Last Best Known Config" or whatever it's called, and nothing. I even tried to make the screen brighter...nothing. Short of getting a new one (and no, I am not...
  • Iraqis display courage under fire

    12/17/2006 11:11:10 AM PST · by SandRat · 21 replies · 517+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Gerry J. Gilmore
    Iraqi Soldiers from get ready to enter a suspected insurgent's home during a massive cordon and search operation. Official Department of Defense photo. WASHINGTON -- The commander of a U.S. Army brigade that partners with and trains Iraqi Soldiers and police in Iraq’s Diyala province today praised the recent actions of local security forces and civilians there. Terrorists in Diyala province continue to try to destabilize the democratic Iraqi government through the use of improvised explosive devices, snipers, kidnappings and threats to innocent Iraqis, Col. David Sutherland, commander, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, told Pentagon reporters during a satellite news conference...
  • Cheap, Transparent, and Flexible Displays

    10/24/2006 8:02:43 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 19 replies · 905+ views
    MIT Technology Review ^ | October 23, 2006 | Kevin Bullis
    By developing a low-cost method for making high-performance transparent transistors, researchers at Northwestern University have taken an important step toward creating sharp, bright displays that could be laminated to windshields, computer monitors, and televisions but would blend into the background when not in use. For years, researchers have attempted to make flexible electronics based on electrically conducting plastics that can be manufactured inexpensively. There has been some success in making ones are nearly transparent. But these organic materials have produced transistors with disappointing performance, falling well short of the capabilities of transistors made with inorganic materials such as silicon. The...
  • Splitting Light With Artificial Muscles Could Bring New Generation Of Color Displays

    08/24/2006 11:00:46 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 14 replies · 660+ views ^ | 8/23/06 | Staff Writers
    Zurich, Switzerland, (SPX) Aug 23, 2006 Scientists have unveiled a new technology that could lead to video displays that faithfully reproduce a fuller range of colors than current models, giving such a life-like viewing experience that it could be hard to go back to your old TV. The invention, based on fine-tuning light using microscopic artificial muscles, could turn into competitively priced consumer products in eight years, the scientists say. In ordinary displays such as TV tubes, flat-screen LCDs, or plasma screens, each pixel is composed of three light-emitting elements, one for each of the fundamental colors red, green, and...
  • N.Korea claims capture of U.S. submersible(or torpedo?)

    08/07/2006 4:43:12 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 61 replies · 3,181+ views
    AP ^ | 08/07/06 | KWANG-TAE KIM
    N.Korea claims capture of U.S. submersible By KWANG-TAE KIM, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 36 minutes ago North Korea claimed it has captured an unmanned U.S. submersible and put it on display in Pyongyang, a pro-North Korean newspaper in Japan said Monday. The U.S. dismissed the report. The small vessel was captured during a reconnaissance mission in waters off North Korea's eastern city of Hamhung, said the Choson Sinbo newspaper, which is published by a pro-North Korean association linked to the Pyongyang government. The newspaper report on its Web site, which is monitored in Seoul, was accompanied by a picture...
  • Pentagon Display Honors Military Chaplains

    06/26/2006 9:34:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 282+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, June 26, 2006 – A new display commemorating the service of military chaplains was dedicated June 23 in a ceremony at the Pentagon. David S.C. Chu, undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, speaks during an exhibit dedication ceremony to military chaplains at the Pentagon, June 23. The display is the first in the Pentagon to specifically honor chaplains. It consists of four backlit panels that highlight the accomplishments and service of military chaplains. It is located on the fifth floor of the building's A ring. Photo by Steven Donald Smith  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. "This...
  • Tracking the troops

    04/25/2006 2:04:45 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies · 353+ views
    A vision system that helps soldiers plan a route through the chaos of the battlefield will undergo tests on both sides of the Atlantic. The system, called Primordial Soldier, will provide soldiers with a real-time picture of where troops are in relation to each other and a digital rendering of the route they should follow. It is about to undergo trials with US special forces and has been bought by the UK arm of MBDA Missiles. MBDA plans to carry out conceptual research on the system to learn how using such technology affects a soldier's decision-making capability in the field....
  • Murderous Santa Display Draws Stares(very bad santa)

    12/14/2005 2:01:57 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 19 replies · 1,030+ views ^ | 12 14 05 | DAVID B. CARUSO
    NEW YORK - It's usually easy to tell where a person stands in the culture wars, but whose side is someone on when his Christmas decor is a blood-spattered Santa Claus holding a severed head? Joel Krupnik and Mildred Castellanos decked the front of their Manhattan mansion this year with a scene that includes a knife-wielding 5-foot-tall St. Nick and a tree full of decapitated Barbie dolls. Hidden partly behind a tree, the merry old elf grasps a disembodied doll's head with fake blood streaming from its eye sockets. No one answered the family's door to explain on Tuesday, but...
  • Printed TVs at your store soon? Q&A with Ian Chao of CDT

    08/15/2005 8:51:36 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies · 408+ views
    DigiTimes ^ | Tuesday 16 August 2005 | Chris Hall,, Taipei
    Printed TVs at your store soon? Q&A with Ian Chao of CDT Chris Hall,, Taipei [Tuesday 16 August 2005]The keenest competition in the global television market is the race for the next generation of flat-panel technology, and leading the charge is the UK-based Cambridge Display Technology (CDT), a pioneer of polymer-OLED (PLED) technology. A key benefit of PLED technology is the ability to deposit layers in the display using printing processes such as ink-jet printing. CDT is not alone. Last year, Seiko Epson demonstrated a 40-inch model based on printed PLED technology.If development continues at the heady pace of...
  • Vandals Trash Controversial Church Display

    08/05/2005 7:09:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies · 770+ views
    KWWL-TV ^ | 8/5/2005
    Vandals trashed a controversial church display. More than a thousand white crosses protest abortion in front of the Ascension Lutheran Church in Waterloo. But some didn't take the message lightly. Quietly...more than 1,500 white crosses stand in front of Ascension Lutheran Church. But the message is loud and clear. Pastor Tom Jahr says, "It's not a statement against anyone, it's a statement telling a story of the babies we'll never get to see." Each cross represents five babies who died from abortion each day in the U.S. Busy University Avenue is close by. The pastor thought it was the perfect...
  • Israel: Militants display pictures of torn Qurans ('copycats' ?)

    06/08/2005 3:16:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 1,197+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/8/05 | Mark Lavie - AP
    JERUSALEM (AP) - The militant Islamic Jihad on Wednesday presented pictures of torn copies of the Islamic holy book, the Quran, claimed they were taken inside an Israeli prison and said soldiers were responsible for the desecration. Israel denied the charge and said the pictures were a fabrication. The Islamic Jihad transmitted the pictures by e-mail to a reporter in the West Bank. They show two Qurans with torn pages. The militants said prisoners took the pictures with cellular telephones sent them electronically to militant leaders. The militants said Wednesday that soldiers desecrated six or seven Qurans as they searched...
  • Hate or heritage? (Confederate Flag)

    02/17/2005 7:20:55 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 175 replies · 2,222+ views
    Catoosa County News ^ | 16-Feb-2005 | Jeff O'Bryant
    A crowd packed Ringgold City Hall on Feb. 14 to present impassioned arguments for and against the flying of the Con-federate battle flag at the historic Ringgold Depot. During renovations last year at the historic structure three flags were hoisted over the building — the Confederate battle flag, the current United States flag, and the U.S. flag of 1863. Lifelong Ringgold resident Paul Croft said the Confederate banner symbolizes hate and fear for him. Croft said the battle flag evokes memories of his childhood when his mother warned him to hide from the KKK, and he would peek out the...
  • Students are forced to remove pro-Bush window display

    02/02/2005 4:02:51 PM PST · by themeaningoftruth · 53 replies · 1,728+ views
    02/03/05 | R. Blake
    In Bristol, England, a group of university students including myself put up a window display of pictures to show our support for Bush but are met with nothing but undemocractic resistance, including: Name calling when we leave the housePeople blocking our drivewayEgg throwingThreats of physical violence (which finally forced us to take it down) The lack of freedom of expression in this country is shocking.
  • City Hall decorations come under fire again

    12/19/2004 12:20:13 PM PST · by got_moab? · 15 replies · 723+ views
    Cranston (R.I.) Herald ^ | 12/15/2004 | ELIZABETH SEAL
    Mayor Stephen P. Laffey will have carte blanche to decorate the City Hall lawn to his heart’s content; the City Council last week decided not to vote on a measure than would put the City Hall grounds under direct council control and restrict holiday decorations to strings of clear lights. The measure, sponsored by Councilor Paula B. McFarland, was introduced for discussion at last Thursday’s council ordinance committee meeting. McFarland did not attend the meeting because of scheduling conflicts, but she had previously said the mayor had no business covering the City Hall lawn with religious displays. Although she did...
  • Castro's friend

    12/19/2004 10:46:52 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 2 replies · 218+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Dec. 18, 2004 | A.M. Mora y Leon
    We've discussed Jimmy Carter's legacy of friendship and warm support for the world's dictators many times already, notably on Venezuela, but a return to Carter's Cuba legacy may be an even worse experience, because of an unmistakable whiff of treason. Where do we start? Remember Jimmy Carter's cabinet appointments? People like Andrew Young, who hung out with the hate-America crowd over at the United Nations and denounced America and Israel with the gamiest dictators on earth? Carter had a lot of these rabid blame-America-firsters on his coattails, and some are more active than ever. One is named Wayne Smith, who...
  • Time to display the flag today? (vanity)

    11/03/2004 5:24:32 AM PST · by Lokibob · 8 replies · 199+ views
    self | 3 nov 04 | self
    Is anybody else going to fly the flag today? My devas will be flying, too. Happy days are here.

    06/09/2004 7:22:47 AM PDT · by Lokibob · 12 replies · 265+ views
    colonial flag ^ | 8 jun 04 | colonial flag
        THE U.S. FLAG IN TIMES OF MOURNING   Dear Flag Flyers, On 5 June 2004 the death of Ronald Reagan, former president of the United States, was announced. In accord with the Flag Code and with a proclamation issued by George W. Bush, the United States flag is to be flown at half-staff for 30 days from the date of death, i.e. through 4 July. In some situations it is not possible to half-staff a flag -- for example, when it is permanently fixed to a staff. In that case displaying black ribbons above a full-staffed flag is...

    06/08/2004 9:58:13 PM PDT · by Lokibob · 1 replies · 123+ views
    Colonial flag ^ | 8 Jun 04 | Colonial flag
        THE U.S. FLAG IN TIMES OF MOURNING   Dear Flag Flyers, On 5 June 2004 the death of Ronald Reagan, former president of the United States, was announced. In accord with the Flag Code and with a proclamation issued by George W. Bush, the United States flag is to be flown at half-staff for 30 days from the date of death, i.e. through 4 July. In some situations it is not possible to half-staff a flag -- for example, when it is permanently fixed to a staff. In that case displaying black ribbons above a full-staffed flag is...
  • KEWL STUFF! Philips Electronics to produce roll up display screen.

    01/28/2004 2:22:43 AM PST · by prisoner6 · 10 replies · 173+ views
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 1/26/04 | NA/ Reuters
    KEWL STUFF! CHECK IT OUT... Philips Electronics to produce roll up display screen. Dutch firm Philips Electronics said on January 26, 2004 it was preparing to mass-produce a slim, book-sized display panel onto which consumers could download newspapers and magazines -- then roll up and put away. The 5-inch display, which can show detailed images, can be rolled up into a pen-sized holder. If connected to a mobile phone, it can also be used to download web pages, a book or email. Examples of the display are shown. (Philips via Reuters)
  • Flag Controversy

    01/08/2004 4:33:06 PM PST · by mjaneangels@aolcom · 38 replies · 1,517+ views
    KAKE News ^ | E-mail dated 1-8-04 | Not listed
    KAKE News anonymously received a copy of an interoffice e-mail from the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer of the City of Wichita. The e-mail was sent nine months ago after an American flag was removed from a city break room. The e-mail was sent to city personnel department to explain why the flag was taken down. The e-mail reads, "Let's refrain from placing things in common areas that might appear to show a preference of one group over another… Shortly after 9/11, we had flags all over the place up front. In retrospect, that was probably not appropriate either." The e-mail...
  • MIT Researcher Invents Screenless Display

    11/20/2003 7:26:55 AM PST · by TigerTale · 29 replies · 1,522+ views
    PC Magazine ^ | 11-4-03 | John R. Quain
    PC Magazine is reporting that MIT researcher Chad Dyner has invented a process for projecting two-dimensional displays into thin air. IO2 Technology has developed a product called the Heliodisplay, which works like a touch-screen. The company claims that users sitting on opposite sides of the display can view and work with two totally different images. The Images and Specifications sections of their site are pretty interesting.
  • Peking Man's Skullcap On Display In China

    09/22/2003 9:40:52 AM PDT · by blam · 58 replies · 461+ views
    IOL ^ | 9-22-2003
    Peking Man's skullcap on display in China September 22 2003 at 06:39AM Beijing - A crucial skull fragment belonging to the famous 500 000-year-old Peking Man is being shown to the public for the first time ever, Chinese state media said on Monday. The priceless bone fragment is on display at a museum 48km south-west of Beijing, near the place where Peking Man was first discovered almost a century ago, the Xinhua news agency reported. Although the bone is little more than the size of a palm and shows only the front part of an individual's skull, it is one...
  • Should NASA put shuttle debris on public display?

    07/20/2003 3:08:37 PM PDT · by hemogoblin · 34 replies · 303+ views
    Associated Press | 7/20/03 | AP
    CAPE CANAVERAL — NASA officials are delicately seeking advice about what to do with the 84,000 shattered pieces from Columbia, cautiously broaching the idea of putting some shuttle parts on display. There are mixed feelings among the survivors of the astronauts. “It touches everybody who sees it,” said Jonathan Clark, husband of astronaut Laurel Clark. “It has a tremendous impact on you. It makes you realize the importance of space exploration.” Kirstie McCool Chadwick, sister of pilot Willie McCool, said she supports the debris being used for research, but “I don’t know what the purpose of displaying it in public...
  • Replicas of Dead Sea Scrolls on display at Mormon temple

    07/19/2003 2:47:20 PM PDT · by yonif · 27 replies · 413+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 7/19/2003 | Erin Stewart
    <p>An exhibit featuring replicas of the Dead Sea Scrolls has opened at the visitors center at the Mormon temple in Kensington, Maryland.</p> <p>The free exhibit, sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Ancient Religious Texts at Brigham Young University, chronicles the creation of the scrolls in the ancient city of Qumran on the northwestern rim of the Dead Sea, as well as their discovery by a Palestinian shepherd in 1947.</p>
  • Flags displayed at museum give a look at area's history, pride

    05/13/2003 6:34:39 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 1 replies · 231+ views
    Star News Online ^ | May 13, 2003
    One of the highlights of the Cape Fear Museum's exhibit, "What So Proudly We Hailed," is the Second National Confederate Flag, mostly white with a rebel battle flag in reversed colors stitched into the canton, or field. The flag was made by Wilmington women and given to Col. William Lamb, commander of Fort Fisher, after his men rebuffed a Union attack on the fort around Christmas 1864. It was waving over Fort Fisher on Jan. 15, 1865, when the Yankees made their final, decisive assault on the fort, combining a "shock and awe" naval bombardment &#8211; the largest ever at...
  • Confederate Flag supporters take to Atlanta streets

    01/16/2003 10:20:29 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 6 replies · 229+ views
    Walb TV ^ | January 14, 2003 | Kathryn Simmons
    Atlanta-- The state flag continues to be a hot issue throughout Georgia. Tuesday, supporters of the former flag marched to the capitol to remind the new governor about his promise for a referendum. Several hundred old Georgia flags, which bear the St. Andrews cross, more widely known as the Confederate battle emblem, were paraded down the streets of Atlanta, on the way to the steps of the capitol.Leaders of the rally held a "pledge of allegiance" to the old flag. Old flag supporters sang, and played their message with enthusiasm. But quietly, from the sky, an airplane towed a message...
  • Catholic Groups Sue Over Christmas Display Discrimination

    12/14/2002 5:19:36 AM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies · 671+ views
    Traditional Values Coalition ^ | 12-12-02 | Tradional Values
    Catholic Groups Sue Over Christmas Display Discrimination Thursday, December 12 @ 22:57:38 EST Summary: The Catholic League and Thomas More Law Center have joined in a lawsuit against the City of New York Department of Education on its discriminatory policies against Christmas displays during the Christmas holiday season. The Catholic League and Thomas More Law Center are suing the New York Education Department for its discriminatory policies against the display of Christian symbols this Christmas season. According to Catholic League President Bill Donohue, the education department has issued guidelines permitting the display of Christmas trees, the Jewish Menorah, and...
  • Rebel flag to remain part of display on beach

    11/07/2002 6:36:57 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 5 replies · 274+ views
    Clarion Ledger ^ | November 7, 2002 | The Associated Press
    <p>GULFPORT — Harrison County supervisors won voter support Tuesday for their decision to fly the Rebel flag on a beach display. NAACP leaders were mum on whether a boycott would be called.</p> <p>Harrison County voters approved a nonbinding referendum 58 percent to 42 percent to keep the Rebel flag as part of a display on the Gulfport-Biloxi border.</p>
  • Mayor Defends Removing Downtown Flags

    10/11/2002 7:10:17 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 36 replies · 406+ views
    News5 ^ | October 11, 2002
    Coleman Said City Received Complaints COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Mayor Michael Coleman says he decided last spring to stop flying the flags of all 50 states along Civic Center Drive after getting complaints that some had Confederate symbols.Specifically, the flags of Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi, in one way or another, use the crossed bars found on the Confederate battle flag.Coleman said that he decided that instead of singling out those flags, he would just have them all taken down and fly only the flags of Columbus and Ohio.No public announcement was made.City Councilman Kevin Boyce said that he agrees with...
  • Confederate flag controversy spans state

    09/25/2002 9:05:07 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 27 replies · 584+ views
    Florida Today ^ | Sep 24 2002 | Matt Reed
    <p>The Confederate battle flag has generated controversy elsewhere in Florida, with officials frequently deciding to remove the flag and courts siding with school administrators who ban it.</p> <p>Last year in Florida, the Confederate flag that had flown at state Capitol since 1978 was removed at the request of Gov. Jeb Bush. The flag was retired quietly and with no announcement on Feb. 2 -- in stark contrast to the uproar in other southern states over the Confederate battle flag. Some say the flag symbolizes Southern valor but others contend it represents slavery.</p>
  • Rebel flag in display stirs outcry

    09/01/2002 9:11:04 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 11 replies · 1,700+ views ^ | Sunday, September 1, 2002 | Janita Poe
    Gulfport, Miss. --- It's not unusual for black groups to rally against Confederate flag displays on public property in the South. But in this Gulf Coast gambling town, two predominantly white business organizations have taken a stand against the Confederate battle flag's inclusion in a beach-side flag display. They worry that the display, and an ongoing protest-vigil by one college student, will hurt tourism and the town's reputation. The student, Jason Whitfield, began camping at the site July 10, after county officials returned the flag to the Eight Flags Beach. It and other banners in the display, which paid tribute...
  • Second Snake Found At Biloxi (Confederate) Flag Display Site

    08/28/2002 7:47:06 AM PDT · by blam · 63 replies · 857+ views
    Mobile Register ^ | 8-27-2002 | Rhoda A. Pickett
    Second snake found at Biloxi flag display site Although latest creature is nonpoisonous, protester says he suspects 'some human involvement' 08/27/02 By RHODA A. PICKETT Staff Reporter For the second time in nearly two weeks, a snake was found at a Biloxi beach where a Confederate Battle Flag protester has been encamped for more than a month. The latest snake at the Eight Flags Display in Harrison County, Miss., was a nonpoisonous hognose that some said to the untrained eye could be mistaken for a rattlesnake. A week earlier, a water moccasin was found near the same spot. At about...
  • Roll Up for the Floppy Television (New Technology - Possible Major Ramifications)

    07/19/2002 4:44:17 AM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 53 replies · 537+ views
    Reuters (London) ^ | July 19, 2002 | By Pete Harrison
    Technology - Reuters Roll Up for the Floppy TelevisionFri Jul 19, 6:10 AM ET By Pete Harrison LONDON (Reuters) - First they went wider, then flatter, and now televisions are set to go floppy. Roll-up, flexible televisions, akin to the melting watches of Salvador Dali's surreal landscapes, have become possible thanks to a glowing plastic compound perfected in the laboratories of Britain's Cambridge Display Technology (CDT). "You're effectively printing televisions," CDT Chief Executive David Fyfe told Reuters. "They can be printed onto thin plastic almost like paper." Roll-up televisions will allow viewers of the future to flip their sets out...
  • Confederate flag display upsets Mississippi blacks

    07/13/2002 1:35:19 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 20 replies · 543+ views
    Aberdeen News ^ | 12 July 2002 | MARGARET BAKER
    GULFPORT, Miss. - (KRT) - A decision by Harrison County supervisors to fly the Rebel flag at the Eight Flags display has forced the lid off simmering unrest that could boil over this weekend and draw national attention to Mississippi. On Friday, protesters both for and against the Rebel flag staged peaceful demonstrations at the Gulfport-Biloxi city lines. Saturday, a group led by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People have scheduled press conferences.Supervisors took the controversial flag down two years ago amid protests and flag thefts, but officials agreed...