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  • Soft opening, landing for planes in new Heritage Airpark

    01/18/2004 10:13:18 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 1 replies · 337+ views
    Valley Press ^ | January 18, 2004. | BOB WILSON
    Beginning this weekend, aircraft buffs will be able to stroll up to and touch about half dozen historic aircraft at the city's newest public facility, the Heritage Airpark. The airpark, at 25th Street East and Avenue P, is a memorial to the aircraft designed, built and tested at U.S. Air Force Plant 42 since the facility was established in 1951. The airpark is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays beginning Jan. 17. A formal ceremony marking the opening of the facility will be held in March, noted Mayor Jim Ledford. Meanwhile, volunteers will continue to prepare...
  • Douglas puts focus on taxes in (VT) State of the State address

    01/07/2004 7:50:48 AM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 2 replies · 177+ views
    Burlington Free Press ^ | 1/7/03 | Candace Page
    <p>MONTPELIER -- Republican Gov. Jim Douglas seized traditionally Democratic ground Tuesday, proposing to raise income taxes paid by some well-to-do Vermonters so that many low- and moderate-income people can pay a little less.</p> <p>"Our system is designed in a way that allows some to avoid paying their fair share," Douglas told a crowded House chamber in his State of the State speech. "I am proposing reforms that will make our system of taxation more fair and equitable for all."</p>
  • Joseph Sobran Dubs O'Connor, Kennedy and Souter "The Three (Republican) Stooges"

    07/17/2003 1:47:15 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 260+ views
    Joseph Sobran syndicated column ^ | 07/03/03 | Sobran, Joseph
    The Three Stooges July 3, 2003 For the last week we have been reminded by various pundits that the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court are “unpredictable,” often surprising the presidents who appointed them. It would be more accurate to put it more narrowly: justices appointed by Republican presidents often issue the most liberal rulings. Think of Earl Warren and William Brennan (Eisenhower picks); Harry Blackmun (Nixon); John Paul Stevens (Ford); Sandra Day O’Connor and Anthony Kennedy (Reagan); and David Souter (the first Bush). Felix Frankfurter, chosen by Franklin Roosevelt, was the last justice named by a Democrat who turned...
  • The Autobiography of Frederick Douglass A General Survey of the Slave Plantation

    05/01/2003 6:24:18 AM PDT · by 7thson · 74 replies · 2,044+ views
    It was generally supposed that slavery in the State of Maryland existed in its mildest form, and that it was totally divested of those harsh and terrible peculiarities which characterized the slave system in the Southern and South Western States of the American Union. The ground of this opinion was the contiguity of the free States, and the influence of their moral, religious, and humane sentiments. Public opinion was, indeed, a measurable restraint upon the cruelty and barbarity of masters, overseers, and slave-drivers, whenever and wherever it could reach them; but there were certain secluded and out of the way...
  • Image Problems for Zeta-Jones (Smokes While Pregnant)

    04/24/2003 9:02:11 AM PDT · by Mister Magoo · 173 replies · 7,391+ views ^ | April 24, 2003 |
    Image problems for Zeta-Jones April 24 2003 After a courtroom stoush over her wedding pictures, Catherine Zeta-Jones has reportedly been snapped sunbathing topless, pregnant and smoking on a terrace in Mexico. The paparazzi-style photos show the mother-to-be enjoying the sun wearing only a bikini bottom on a balcony with husband Michael Douglas, reports The New York Daily News. They have emerged after she gave birth to a daughter, Carys (the Welsh word for "love") on Sunday. And despite the risks of smoking during pregnancy, she reportedly seen clearly dragging on a cigarette. The images were available on at least two...
  • Michael Douglas brands Catherine's former boyfriends idiots (MAUREEN DOWD ALERT)

    04/08/2003 5:25:38 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 50 replies · 1,236+ views
    Ananova ^ | April 8, 2003
    Michael Douglas has launched an unprovoked attack on some of Catherine Zeta Jones former boyfriends - branding them idiots. The Welsh actress dated the likes of John Leslie, Soldier Soldier star Angus McFadyen and Mick Hucknall before getting together with Douglas. Talking about their initial courtship, Douglas, who is 25 years her senior, told the London Evening Standard: "I found out she had strong family ties and had her share of knocks as far as relationships were concerned - she'd been with her fair share of idiots." And referring to the considerable age gap between them, the actor added: 'I...
  • Zeta Jones fails at early Hello! hearing (ATTENTION MAUREEN DOWD)

    01/28/2003 2:46:51 AM PST · by MadIvan · 15 replies · 325+ views
    BBC News ^ | January 28, 2003 | BBC News
    Hollywood Couple Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones - Note Absence of Maureen Dowd Hollywood stars Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas have failed to stop Hello! magazine's defence case being heard in a trial over publication of their wedding pictures. The celebrity couple are in a legal fight with the magazine after it published pictures of their wedding in November 2000. They have sued them for £2m over publishing the pictures days ahead of a deal made with Hello!'s rival, OK! magazine. During a preliminary hearing at London's High Court on Monday, senior judge Andrew Morritt did criticise...
  • Catherine glows at premiere (FOR MAUREEN DOWD ALERT)

    12/11/2002 9:11:22 AM PST · by MadIvan · 48 replies · 1,102+ views
    The Evening Standard ^ | December 11, 2002 | Richard Holliday
    A radiant Catherine Zeta-Jones looked sensational at the Hollywood premiere of her new movie Chicago. In a sleek and revealing black dress, the 32-year-old Welsh star - who is six months pregnant with her second child - was blooming as she arrived with husband Michael Douglas at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills. Zeta-Jones was missing when co-stars Richard Gere and Renee Zellweger attended the London premiere of the movie in Leicester Square on Sunday. Her pregnancy was believed to be the reason for her not making the transatlantic journey. However the Hollywood premiere only required a short journey...
  • Jeb Bush sends congratulatory letter to loser (RUBBING SALT IN THE WOUND ALERT)

    11/26/2002 12:34:27 PM PST · by MadIvan · 14 replies · 290+ views
    Ananova ^ | November 26, 2002 | Ananova
    Jeb Bush has mistakenly sent a letter of congratulation to the loser in an election. Mr Bush, who is governor of Florida, sent the letter to Doug Racine of Vermont. But Mr Racine lost the election to Republican state treasurer Jim Douglas on November 5. The letter says: "Dear Governor-elect Racine. Congratulations to you, your family and staff on your recent election! I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to one of the most rewarding and challenging jobs in America." Yes, it's "challenging" to be an unemployed Democrat. The rewards are being able to whinge as much...
  • Latest poll shows move by Racine (D) [VT Governor]

    11/04/2002 5:24:53 AM PST · by BlackRazor · 3 replies · 222+ views
    Times Argus ^ | 11/3/02 | Associated Press
    Latest poll shows move by Racine November 3, 2002 The Associated Press BURLINGTON — The latest independent poltical poll published Sunday indicated Democrat Douglas Racine had opened a 10-point lead over Republican James Douglas in the race for Vermont governor. The statewide poll for The Burlington Free Press of 625 likely voters gave Racine 46 percent, Douglas 36 percent and independent Con Hogan 9 percent. Other candidates had 1 percent, and 8 percent were undecided. In the race for lieutenant governor, Democrat Peter Shumlin had 32 percent, Republican Brian Dubie 30 percent, and Progressive Anthony Pollina 24 percent, with 3...
  • Independent Voters Could Swing Vermont's Gubernatorial Race

    10/29/2002 5:26:55 AM PST · by BlackRazor · 5 replies · 246+ views
    WPTZ ^ | 10/28/02 | N/A
    Independent Voters Could Swing Vermont's Gubernatorial Race Poll Shows Racine Ahead, Margin Slim POSTED: 9:58 p.m. EST October 28, 2002 MONTPELIER, Vt. -- In the final stretch, no candidate for Vermont Governor is within striking range of winning 50 percent of the vote. Without 50 percent, the choice of the next governor goes to the legislature. With a week left until Election Day a new, NewsChannel 5-Burlington Free Press poll shows voter support is shifting. Pollsters surveyed 625 likely voters and, statewide, Democrat Doug Racine leads with 42 percent. Republican Jim Douglas is at 35 percent. Independent Con Hogan's supporters...
  • Poll shows Douglas gaining on Racine [VT Governor]

    10/26/2002 7:01:27 AM PDT · by BlackRazor · 3 replies · 239+ views
    Rutland Herald ^ | 10/25/02 | Tracy Schmaler
    Poll shows Douglas gaining on Racine October 25, 2002 By TRACY SCHMALER Vermont Press Bureau MONTPELIER — Democratic Lt. Gov. Douglas Racine holds a slight lead in the race for governor, but it appears the Legislature, not the voters, will decide who takes the office next year, according to a poll released Friday. The poll of 600 likely statewide voters also showed that the majority of those surveyed believe the Legislature should select the candidate who receives the most votes in the General Election and that lawmakers’ votes should be made public. If the election were held today, Racine would...
  • Vermont Gubernatorial Poll Results

    10/16/2002 4:07:40 PM PDT · by BlackRazor · 11 replies · 256+ views
    WCAX ^ | 10/16/02 | N/A
    Vermont Gubernatorial Poll Results See the link for WCAX's info, including full poll results. The bottom line numbers: Doug Racine (D) - 42 Jim Douglas (R) - 32 Con Hogan (I) - 8 Michael Badamo (Pr) - 3 Others - 1 Undecided - 14 This survey was conducted by Research 2000 of Rockville, Maryland. A total of 401 likely voters were interviewed statewide by telephone between October 14 and October 15, 2002. The margin for error, according to customary statistical standards, is no more than plus or minus 5% percentage points. This means that there is a 95 percent probability...
  • The Pulse of Vermont: governor's and U.S. House races [Racine Leads 34-28]

    09/18/2002 9:45:05 AM PDT · by BlackRazor · 3 replies · 286+ views
    Vermont Public Radio ^ | 9/17/02 | Bob Kinzel
    The Pulse of Vermont: governor's and U.S. House races Bob Kinzel MONTPELIER, VT (2002-09-17) (Host) According to a new VPR poll, Democrat Doug Racine holds a slight lead over Republican Jim Douglas in the race for governor. In Part 1 of this week's series "The Pulse of Vermont," VPR's Bob Kinzel also reports on the results of the U.S. House contest. (Kinzel) The poll shows that there's been very little movement in the governor's race over a period of several months. If the election were held today, Racine would get 34% of the vote, Douglas would have 28%, independent candidate...
  • The American Precedent

    08/27/2002 5:43:58 PM PDT · by KLT · 26 replies · 457+ views
    BSNN.NET ^ | Nathan Porter
    God bless those Brits (love them,hate them). Despite spending most of their time fretting over whether Tony sniffs George's ass too much or whether Tony gives it to Cherie too much or whether Charles or Wills will be the next Queen of England, they still have time to focus on the absurd. According to the BBC, a British bookmaker is giving 6-1 to odds that actor Michael Douglas will one day become President of the United States. You see Michael, like most self-important, self-deluded, self-gratifying, liberal Hollywood types, fancies himself more than a guy who makes a living kissing Glenn...