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Woo hoo!! And after accruing the balance of the expected monthlies, we're now over 80%!! Less than $17.5k to go!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

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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...