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  • Hillary Clinton's Bust and Plastination

    07/29/2006 5:34:48 PM PDT · by kokonut · 2 replies · 515+ views
    Kokonut Pundits ^ | July 29, 2006 | MM
    Now I'm thinking. When will we have our first famous "plastinized" celebrity? Will it be Michael Jackson albeit his missing nose? At least he wouldn't be frozen like a giant popsicle in a cryogenic chamber. What about Bill Clinton? Well, I believe he could become an instant hit given his history at the White House behind closed doors. I'm sure people will want to take a closer look at Bill Clinton's "plastinized" body and see what the big deal was about just like
  • Surgeries using cadaver tissue pose risks

    06/10/2006 10:24:26 AM PDT · by edpc · 11 replies · 603+ views
    AP News (via Yahoo!) ^ | June 10, 2006 | MARILYNN MARCHIONE and SETH BORENSTEIN
    Don't worry, the doctor told Brian Lykins' parents, as he prepared to use cartilage from a cadaver to fix their son's knee. A million people a year have operations that use tissue from donated dead bodies. The nation's largest tissue bank had supplied this cartilage. It was disinfected and perfectly safe, he assured them. But it wasn't. Four days after this routine, elective surgery, Lykins — a healthy, 23-year-old student from Minnesota — died of a raging infection. He died because the cartilage came from a corpse that had sat unrefrigerated for 19 hours — a corpse that had been...
  • McCloskey returning campaign check from donor tied to al-Qaeda

    06/01/2006 1:47:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 612+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/1/06 | Don Thompson - ap
    Congressional candidate Pete McCloskey, running against Rep. Richard Pombo of Tracy in Tuesday's GOP primary, is returning a $2,100 campaign donation he received from a man tied to al-Qaeda. The money was from M. Yaqub Mirza, a Pakistan native living in Virginia, who has been investigated by the Justice Department for allegedly helping to finance al-Qaeda and Islamic Jihad. Mirza's offices were raided by federal authorities in March 2002. McCloskey, a moderate former House member who has raised questions about Pombo's ethics, said he's never met Mirza but would return the money. "This is America, so you are presumed innocent...
  • Questions Surround Activities of Clinton Donor

    03/18/2006 3:46:02 PM PST · by sono · 36 replies · 1,477+ views
    NY Sun ^ | 3/16/2006 | Meghan Clyne
    WASHINGTON - Senator Clinton's likely Republican opponent in 2006 and a South Korean newspaper are raising questions about campaign donations the New York Democrat has received from a New York businessman who is involved in an organization that sets up cultural events in North Korea. The organization was founded by a man who later resigned as South Korea's ambassador to America after allegations emerged that he helped establish a "slush fund" for South Korean politicians. "Once again serious questions surround Senator Clinton's fund-raising operation," the Republican challenger in Mrs. Clinton's Senate re-election bid, a former mayor of Yonkers, John Spencer,...
  • Teenager Finds Sperm Donor Dad On Internet

    11/03/2005 11:39:03 AM PST · by blam · 42 replies · 1,699+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 11-3-2005 | Ian Sample
    Teenager finds sperm donor dad on internet Ian Sample, science correspondent Thursday November 3, 2005 The Guardian (UK) Using nothing more than a swab of saliva and the internet, a 15-year-old boy has tracked down his anonymous sperm donor father, according to details released today. By sending a swab taken from the inside of his cheek for genetic testing, the teenager was able to use genealogy websites to trace his father by looking for men with a matching Y-chromosome, which is passed down the male line. The genetic detective work has major implications for men who have donated sperm under...
  • OH: Major Republican Donor Indicted in Ohio (Thomas W. Noe, coin dealer)

    10/27/2005 6:25:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 759+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/27/05 | John Seewer - ap
    TOLEDO, Ohio - A coin dealer and major GOP donor at the center of a scandal in Ohio state government was charged Thursday with illegally funneling $45,400 in contributions to President Bush's re-election bid. Tom Noe was accused in a federal indictment of giving money directly or indirectly to 24 friends and associates, who then made the campaign contributions in their own names. In that way, he skirted the $2,000 limit on individual contributions, prosecutors said. "It's one of the most blatant and excessive finance schemes we have encountered," said Noel Hillman, section chief of the U.S. Department of Justice's...
  • CA: Arkley single biggest donor for Prop. 75

    10/04/2005 6:05:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 416+ views
    Times - Standard ^ | James Faulk
    EUREKA -- Rob Arkley has apparently given more to help pass Proposition 75 than any other single individual in the state of California. According to the California secretary of state’s website, Arkley heads up a long list of big donors supporting Proposition 75 with a total of $302,000 given to groups supporting its passage. The contributions came in two different contributions, one for $250,001 in September and another for $52,000 made earlier in August. Arkley did not return a call for comment by deadline. But an employee for Security National, owned by Arkley, called the Times-Standard and said his boss...
  • Harriet Miers a replacement for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor? (DRUDGE HEADLINE)

    09/28/2005 5:49:04 PM PDT · by KStorm · 244 replies · 23,837+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | 9-28-2005 | Drudge
    Just a headline, presently.
  • Anonymous Donor Thanks America for His Rescue (nice story)

    09/07/2005 11:54:52 AM PDT · by TheOtherOne · 26 replies · 1,021+ views
    AP ^ | AP-ES-09-07-05 1434EDT
    Anonymous Donor Thanks America for His Rescue The Associated Press Published: Sep 7, 2005 WASHINGTON (AP) - The anonymous donor turned up at a U.S. diplomatic office and presented an envelope with 1,000 euros (about $800) for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. It was a way of repaying a debt to the United States for being liberated by American soldiers from a concentration camp and treated more than 60 years ago, Sean McCormack, the State Department spokesman, said Wednesday in relating the incident. The donor was 90 years old, but that is all McCormack would say by way of identification. "This...
  • Israel offers hospital, forensic experts and prayers to US

    09/04/2005 9:42:26 AM PDT · by SmithL · 24 replies · 700+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/4/5 | HERB KEINON
    Eager to show the US that Israel cares, Jerusalem is offering the US a field hospital, forensic experts and even organized prayer in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, diplomatic officials said Sunday. According to the officials, Jerusalem is still waiting for a response from Washington whether it has need for an IDF field hospital to be set up in areas hit by the Hurricane, or whether the US can use Israeli forensic specialists expert in identifying bodies. Israel experts, according to officials in Jerusalem, gained valuable experience identifying flood victims during January's tsunami when a team of experts was sent...
  • CA: Donor given state contract

    08/06/2005 8:47:24 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 355+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 8/6/05 | Mark Gladstone and Kate Folmar
    SACRAMENTO - Less than two months after giving $10,000 to an initiative campaign committee tied to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a well-connected private prison company was tentatively awarded a $20 million contract by the state of California to operate a San Joaquin Valley correctional facility. Altogether over the past two years, GEO Group has donated $68,000 to various Schwarzenegger committees, according to campaign reports. Officials with the state prison system insist there is no tie between the donations and the contract, which is part of a broader strategy to use less-expensive private beds to relieve severe overcrowding in the 33 state-run...
  • George Lopez Undergoes Kidney Transplant (wife is donor)

    04/25/2005 6:41:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 1,232+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/25/05 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES - George Lopez underwent a kidney transplant with an organ donated by his wife, a publicist for the actor-comedian said Monday. George and Ann Lopez "are resting comfortably in their Los Angeles home and are both expected to make a full recovery," according to a statement from spokeswoman Marleah Leslie. The operation occurred last week at an undisclosed hospital in Los Angeles, said another spokeswoman, Ann Gurrola. Lopez, star of the ABC comedy "George Lopez," had a genetic condition that caused kidney deterioration, the release said. Further information on the condition was unavailable, Gurrola said. Filming on his...
  • Sign up as a Monthly Donor...why?

    04/02/2005 12:34:46 AM PST · by Bob J · 19 replies · 2,888+ views
    FR | 4-2-05 | Bob J
  • CA: Lawmakers probe pay-to-play in governor's donor's big contract

    03/29/2005 7:25:48 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 338+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/29/05 | Tom Chorneau - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - On the eve of hearings into a troubled state purchasing contract, legislative investigators said Tuesday they want to know more about how an inexperienced Virginia-based firm got hired after its only competitor was disqualified and the company gave $25,000 to one of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's political campaigns. Last June, the Schwarzenegger administration hired CGI-AMS to help the state cut its near-$5 billion annual purchasing bill. But so far, the company has failed to deliver on its goal of trimming $96 million in spending this fiscal year. Questions surrounding how the contract was awarded, the company's lack of...
  • UNH student wants to ban Red Cross blood drives from campus

    02/23/2005 8:47:22 PM PST · by Lorianne · 64 replies · 1,448+ views
    The Union Leader (University of New Hampshire) ^ | 19 February 2005 | Brian DeKoning
    DURHAM — The University of New Hampshire’s Student Senate will consider adopting a resolution tomorrow that would challenge the federal government’s policy of banning sexually active gay men from donating blood. Sponsored by student Sen. Nicholas Christiansen, a 19-year-old sophomore, and the student senate’s Community Change Council, the resolution wants the Food and Drug Administration and the American Red Cross to become, in its words, “aware of our strong opposition to the policy that bans sexually active homosexual males from ever donating blood, and that the students are dedicated to equal treatment and opportunity for all people, regardless of sexual...
  • CA: 2001 Hahn Donor Gets $270,000 Ethics Fine

    02/09/2005 8:59:08 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 473+ views
    LA Times ^ | 2/9/05 | Patrick McGreevy
    The Los Angeles Ethics Commission on Tuesday imposed a record $270,000 fine against Westside developer Mark Alan Abrams after the panel concluded that he hatched a scheme to launder political contributions to benefit James K. Hahn's 2001 mayoral campaign and the campaigns of two Hahn allies. The fine is the largest penalty assessed against an individual by the ethics panel in its 15-year history. "The actions of Mr. Abrams here really strike at the heart of democracy," said Gil Garcetti, president of the Ethics Commission. "It's simply not right." No one has said that Hahn knew the contributions were tainted,...
  • No takers for smuggler's tale

    02/04/2005 1:23:43 PM PST · by Red Badger · 6 replies · 285+ views
    Aftenposten - Norway ^ | 03 Feb 2005 | Johnathan Tisdall
    A Pole caught carrying five kilos (11 lbs) of amphetamines at the Norwegian border failed to convince a court that he had been summoned to Norway to donate sperm. The man was stopped at Svinesund on the Swedish-Norwegian border during a spot customs check of a passenger bus last May, NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting) reports. Customs officials found five kilos of amphetamines in his luggage and his fingerprints on the packaging the drugs were in. The man's story was that he had come to Norway to donate sperm to a Norwegian couple that he had met via the Internet. They had...
  • What Is a Bone Marrow Transplant? (The ethical/effective use of Adult Stem Cells) Donors Needed

    01/13/2005 9:16:23 PM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies · 564+ views
    About ^ | 01.11.05
    What Is a Bone Marrow Transplant? Replaces unhealthy cells with healthy ones  Related Resources • Minority Marrow Matches Fewer • Articles and links on bone marrow transplants • Articles and links on leukemia    From Other Guides • Breast Cancer and Bone Marrow Transplants • Transplants in Children    Elsewhere on the Web • National Marrow Donor Program • American Bone Marrow Donor Registry   Mary Kugler, MSN, RN,BC Guide to Rare/Orphan DiseasesWhat is a bone marrow transplant? A bone marrow transplant is when special cells (called stem cells) that are normally found in the bone marrow are taken out, filtered, and given back either to...
  • CA: Senate committee rejects Democratic donor involved in bilingual education debate (Reed Hastings)

    01/12/2005 8:48:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 421+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/12/05 | AP - Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Senate committee Wednesday rejected Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger reappointment of a state Board of Education member who became embroiled in the debate over bilingual education. The Senate Rules Committee deadlocked 2-2 over Schwarzenegger's nomination of Silicon Valley entrepreneur Reed Hastings for another term on the board. He needed at least three votes from the five-member committee. Hastings, a Democratic Party campaign donor, was originally appointed to the board by Gov. Gray Davis in 2000. He was reappointed by Schwarzenegger, a Republican, last year. But Hastings ran into opposition from Sen. Martha Escutia, D-Norwalk, and bilingual education groups...
  • Here comes Big Mother (aka "Who's Your Sperm Donor?")

    01/10/2005 7:45:25 AM PST · by holymoly · 10 replies · 618+ views
    The Sun ^ | Jan. 10, 2005 | SUN ONLINE REPORTER
    BIG Brother bosses Endemol want to make a brand new reality TV show where fellas battle it out to be a sperm donor to a wannabe mother. The programme - dubbed Make Me A Mum - will see men compete against each other to impregnate a willing woman. Hopefuls will be whittled down to two finalists - one picked for his biological compatibility and the other on personality and looks. The woman will then choose who she wants to win, according to Yahoo News. The show has yet to be snapped up by any channels worldwide and has been slammed...
  • U.S. Begins Aid Delivery in Sumatra (Japan Becomes Top Donor With $500 Million Pledge)

    01/02/2005 7:40:47 AM PST · by crushelits · 12 replies · 607+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Sunday, January 2, 2005 | Edward Cody
    Japan Becomes Top Donor With $500 Million Pledge Navy Helicopters Begin Aid Delivery in Sumatra BANDA ACEH, Indonesia, Jan. 1 -- The first U.S. Navy helicopters fluttered in from an offshore carrier group Saturday and ferried aid to flattened towns along the western coast of Sumatra island largely cut off from help since a tsunami six days ago inflicted one of history's great disasters on Indonesia. A day after the United States increased its contribution to the tsunami reconstruction effort to $350 million, Japan raised its pledge from $30 million to $500 million. With Japan's donation, the largest from...
  • NEWSWEEK: Democrat Donor received $22 million in "Oil for Food" Scandal

    10/10/2004 2:53:15 AM PDT · by dandelion · 283 replies · 19,101+ views
    The Kerry Fairy ^ | 10/10/04 | Becki Snow
    If the name of a "Big Money" Political Party Donor with ties to Enron were discovered on the Saddam's Coalition of the Bribed, what do you think would happen to the Candidate of that party? What if that Candidate of that Party was John Kerry? Newsweek drops a bombshell on the Kerry Campaign: Texas Oil Baron and Big-Time Democrat Donor Oscar Wyatt has received perhaps as much a $22 million dollars in profits through oil allocations bought illicity from Saddam Hussein. From MSNBC: United Nations: Oil-for-Food Fiasco?"Law-enforcement sources say Americans who participated in alleged oil-for-food scams also may face further...
  • Ben Barnes - A Prolific Donor

    09/18/2004 12:44:50 PM PDT · by Brad Ferrell · 14 replies · 618+ views
    I did a search on Opensecrets.org for Ben Barnes' donations. He has been a very busy man. The number of checks written must have given him writers cramp. The following is a summary of the donations since 1990. BARNES, BEN           9/18/1991        $500                Alexander, Bill Jr BARNES, BEN           5/20/1999        $5,000             Americans for Responsible Leadership BARNES, BEN           3/3/1994          $1,000             Andrews, Michael A BARNES, BEN           10/4/1991        $1,000             Andrews, Michael A BARNES, BEN           10/10/1989      $1,000             Andrews, Michael A BARNES, BEN           12/16/1998      $3,000             Arena PAC BARNES, BEN           1/14/1994        $1,000             Assn of State Democratic Chairs BARNES, BEN           2/22/2001       ...
  • W. House is blocking Dem donor

    09/15/2004 7:17:45 PM PDT · by Cableguy · 18 replies · 973+ views
    The Hill ^ | 9/16/04 | Bob Cusack
    The White House has refused to promote a key official at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) who has worked on healthcare problems confronting Iraq and Afghanistan because he contributed to the Democratic Party four years ago, The Hill has learned. He is Howard Zucker, a pediatric cardiologist and anesthesiologist who is deputy assistant secretary for health, science technology and medicine. He earned his medical degree at age 22 and has law degrees from Fordham University and Columbia University. He has also worked with NASA astronauts at MIT designing experiments for the space shuttle. Bush administration officials say...
  • Major Kerry Donor Behind Upcoming 527 Attack on President

    08/29/2004 3:23:33 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 10 replies · 2,013+ views
    Something to Yak About – Major Kerry Donor Behind Upcoming 527 Attack on President With all these left-wing 527 groups popping up – you know, the ones that can receive and spend tens of millions of dollars on partisan campaign politics with virtually no accountability – it’s getting just a little redundant, dontchathink? Nevertheless, one of the newest such groups helping John Kerry’s efforts calls itself the Environmental Accountability Fund, which is now readying itself to bash away on President Bush over bogus enviro-beefs. Turns out this newly hatched 527 received seed money from billionaire liberal John Sperling, who’s...
  • Cpl. Klinger is GOP donor?

    While browsing fundrace.org, the site that tells you what your neighbors (friends, celebrities, enemies) contribute to political campaigns, I saw this. (I'm assuming there is only one Jamie Farr, self employed, actor.)Fundrace listing
  • Retired Teacher Crafts Saddle For President Bush

    07/23/2004 5:08:40 AM PDT · by 11th Earl of Mar · 27 replies · 735+ views
    KWTX ^ | 7/23/04
    Retired Teacher Crafts Saddle For President Bush Retired Michigan teacher Jim Rice, 75, has spent the past six weeks crafting a saddle for President Bush. The result is worth about $3,500. Michigan Congressman Nick Smith will present the saddle to the President later this year. Rice worked for 40 years as an industrial arts teacher in Adrian, Michigan, until retiring in 1989. In the summer, he would work full-time as a saddle maker and leather worker. Rice says he and a fellow leather worker, Danielle Cole, will have put between 80 to 90 hours of work into the project.
  • 'NY Times' Mag Editor May Have Broken Political Gift Ban

    07/12/2004 7:35:40 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies · 739+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | July 12, 2004 | Joe Strupp
    'NY Times' Mag Editor May Have Broken Political Gift Ban By Joe Strupp Published: July 12, 2004 NEW YORK An editor at The New York Times Magazine may have violated the newspaper's highly-publicized ban on political campaign contributions with a $1,000 donation to John Kerry's presidential campaign, according to Federal Election Commission records. Times spokeswoman Catherine Mathis confirmed that the newspaper was looking into the contribution by Elizabeth Stewart, a fashion editor for the Times Magazine, who made the donation on May 20, according to campaign records listed at the PoliticalMoneyLine Web site. "Right now we are checking," Mathis told...
  • Germany, PA end discussion on financial aid [will provide 40 million euros)

    02/26/2004 3:34:44 PM PST · by yonif · 3 replies · 180+ views
    IMRA ^ | February 26, 2004 | Jerusalem Times
    The Jerusalem Times (independent Palestinian weekly) 26 February 2004 www.jerusalem-times.net/article/news/details/detail.asp?id=4834 The Palestinian Authority and the Government of Germany have ended February 20 talks on how and where to spend about 40 million euros Germany has allocated to the Palestinian people for projects during 2004. The two sides signed an agreement of understanding on this at the Ministry of Planning but the official final agreement will be signed between the two governments in Germany in July. According to a statement released by the German Representative Office in Ramallah, an official German delegation from the Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development held...
  • Kerry campaign received illegal cash from contractor

    02/19/2004 9:37:37 PM PST · by jmstein7 · 2 replies · 109+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 2-10-04 | Julian Borger
    The campaign of the Democratic frontrunner, John Kerry, was put on the defensive yesterday when it emerged that he had lobbied the Pentagon on behalf of a defence contractor who had made illegal contributions to his campaign for re-election as a Massachusetts senator. The Los Angeles Times said Parthasarathi Majumder, whose firm was working on a missile project, had pleaded guilty last week to breaking campaign finance law by instructing his employees to make donations, totalling $25,000 (£13,190), to Senator Kerry between 1993 and 1998 and then reimbursing them. Companies can avoid the legal limits on contributions in this way,...
  • ‘What Sean wanted’

    01/18/2004 9:01:53 PM PST · by petuniasevan · 1 replies · 135+ views
    Posted Jan. 18, 2004 Sources: The Donor Foundation, United Network for Organ Sharing, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cheryl and Paul Veirauch hold a photo of their son, Sean, in their Neenah home. Sean died Oct. 31 of a gunshot wound, but helped save the lives of others through his decision to donate his organs. Post-Crescent file photo by Kristyna Wentz-Graff Transplants Figures on organ transplant activity in the United States in 2004: • Candidates awaiting organs: 83,626 (as of Friday) • Donated organs: 9,845 (as of Jan. 9) • Transplants: 19,101 (as of Jan. 9) • Approximately...
  • Estranged lesbians battle for custody of twins - courts decide if egg donor has parental rights

    12/06/2003 1:37:50 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies · 318+ views
    SFgate.com ^ | 12/05/03 | Stacy Finz
    <p>It's a King Solomon tale with a 21st century twist -- two women battling in court over the same children.</p> <p>Science says both women are the biological mothers of 7-year-old fraternal twins -- one provided the eggs, the other carried the girls to term. And the women raised the twins as a couple until they broke up nearly two years ago.</p>
  • Modified lung donor standards decrease mortality

    11/03/2003 6:27:43 PM PST · by lockjaw02 · 19 replies · 328+ views
    EurekaAlert ^ | Public release date: 28-Oct-2003 | American College of Chest Physicians
    'Extended' criteria increase organ donations without compromising patient health In a related study from the University of Texas Health Science Center, researchers evaluated the clinical outcomes of lung transplants in patients receiving either extended or standard donor lungs. Donors were considered "extended" if they met any of the following criteria: donor age of 55 or older, smoking history of more than 20 pack-years, having a history of pulmonary disease, chest radiographic changes, purulent sputum on bronchoscopy, or a decrease in oxygenation on 100 percent oxygen. Donors were matched with recipients, resulting in 20 patients receiving extended donor lungs and 11...

    11/01/2003 10:05:06 AM PST · by diotima · 322 replies · 517+ views
    BE A MONTHLY DONOR!!!!!!!!! ^ | 11/1/03 | Diotima
    DON'T MISS OUT ON YOUR LIMITED EDITION MONTHLY DONOR FR COFFEE MUG!!! SIGN UP AS A MONTHLY DONOR! IF YOU ARE A MONTHLY DONOR BY DECEMEBER 1, YOU WILL GET THIS FREE MUG!The winner of the FR Monthly Donor Coffee Mug is..........RIRI! (you get a mug for being the winner!!!!) Part two of the contest: create the slogan on the other side of the mug!EACH COFFEE MUG WILL BE PERSONALIZED!!!!! (we will be contacting you, via freepmail, to get your shipping preferences and the name you would like printed on the mug)Please submit your slogan entries on this thread to...
  • Davis donor tapped for post (UC board)

    09/09/2003 11:04:11 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 185+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 9/9/03 | Lesli A. Maxwell
    <p>Gov. Gray Davis has quietly nominated a generous political donor for a 12-year term on the University of California Board of Regents -- one of the most-coveted gubernatorial appointments in the state.</p> <p>Norman J. Pattiz, founder and chairman of the nationwide radio network Westwood One, has been serving on the prestigious board since September 2001 when Davis appointed him to finish the three years remaining in the term of S. Stephen Nakashima, who resigned.</p>

    07/02/2003 9:03:29 AM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 19 replies · 176+ views
    COUNTDOWN (488 DAYS)TO BUSH-CHENEY VICTORY '04 -- SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC -- BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR Countdown to Victory '04 is Free Republic's daily action center for the grassroots campaign to re-elect Bush-Cheney in 2004 -- the place to visit to find out the latest from the campaign and how you can help right now! One way is to post on this Daily Thread the local articles and/or pictures you have from the President's visit to your area in order to give the rest of us a local perspective on his visit instead of what the national media tells us....
  • Blood Center Ready to Serve in Case of War (Appleton Wisconsin)

    02/26/2003 6:09:07 PM PST · by petuniasevan · 2 replies · 401+ views
    Appleton (WI) Post-Crescent ^ | 2-26-03 | Steve Wideman
    Posted Feb. 26, 2003 Blood center ready to serve in case of warLocal bank agrees to assist U.S. military with its supplyBy Steve Wideman Post-Crescent staff writerGRAND CHUTE — From Revolutionary War militia members to the tens of thousands of citizen soldiers now being called to active duty, volunteers have played critical roles in U.S. military history. Cindy Boyer hopes to be among the latest group of volunteers as the country prepares for war with Iraq. Boyer, a Town of Menasha resident, donated blood Monday at the Community Blood Center in Grand Chute. The center is one of 500 blood...
  • Life from death: Four alive from teen's decision

    12/23/2002 7:43:16 AM PST · by petuniasevan · 31 replies · 769+ views
    News Life from death: Four alive from teen's decision Candy Priano gets a hug from one of those who formed a human chain around Enloe Medical Center Jan. 24, praying for her daughter Kristie, who lay inside with injuries from a car crash. Kristie's brother Steven has his hand on his mother's back. (Ty Barbour/Enterprise-Record) By LARRY MITCHELL - Staff WriterMany of the 6,439 Americans who died waiting for organ transplants last year would be alive today if only more organs were available.And more organs would be available if more people would make their wishes known.Many people don't know...
  • Democrats played host to donor from Bristol-Myers Squibb, firm under investigation by SEC

    07/15/2002 3:12:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies · 307+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 7-15-02 | DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- At a weekend retreat for favored donors, Democrats played host to a representative of a firm under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission, party officials said Monday.</p> <p>By coincidence, the long-planned gathering occurred during a weekend break in Senate debate on legislation cracking down on corporate wrongdoing.</p>
  • Davis donor's charity funded

    06/15/2002 6:54:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 221+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 6/15/02 | Dan Smith
    <p>Budget writers approve $1 million for a nonprofit mental care facility.</p> <p>Democratic budget writers late Thursday quietly approved a $1 million request to help pay wages at a nonprofit mental health care home with ties to a top contributor of Gov. Gray Davis.</p>