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  • Gay Adoptive Father Faces Arraignment in Abuse Case

    12/09/2009 3:50:00 PM PST · by jonatron · 46 replies · 1,991+ views
    Edge (gay pride mag from Boston) ^ | Tuesday Dec 1, 2009 | Kilian Melloy
    A former Duke University employee and adoptive gay father charged with molesting his five-year-old son--and offering the boy as a sex object to pedophiles online--is expected to make a plea bargain, according to a Dec. 1 article in local newspaper the Durham Herald Sun. Frank Lombard faces charges stemming from alleged instances in which he molested his young adopted son and chatted about the deeds online even as he carried them out. It’s thought that the U.S, Attorney’s Office is positioning the case for a plea arrangement because the Office is set to file an "information," which allows the prosecution...
  • WRAL: White Rapists and Lombard

    12/07/2009 4:09:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies · 2,359+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2009 | Mike Adams
    Over the course of the last few weeks, I have received several requests for an update on the Frank Lombard case. Lombard is the (now former) Duke administrator who was accused last summer of attempting to allow, and even arrange for, strangers he met on the internet to rape his adopted child. A few days ago, WRAL, a Raleigh-based news station, released an update on the case. That update is worth re-printing here, along with my commentary, both for what the update says and what it does not say: “A former Duke University employee has agreed to plead guilty to...
  • Plea deal likely for former Duke employee

    12/01/2009 3:28:03 AM PST · by HogsBreath · 10 replies · 697+ views
    The Herald Sun ^ | 12-01-2009 | Neil Offen
    DURHAM -- Frank Lombard, the former Duke University administrator charged with a series of sex crimes involving his adopted 5-year-old son, is scheduled to be arraigned in court today -- the next step in a likely plea agreement for him. The U.S. Attorney's Office will file an "information" today in Washington, D.C., District Court against Lombard, charging him with sexual exploitation of a minor. The filing of an information is a legal maneuver by the prosecution that is an alternative to a grand jury indictment, "with the defendant agreeing to be charged by information," said Ben Friedman, a spokesman for...
  • 4 at Duke get drug-resistant H1N1,three have died

    11/21/2009 4:28:00 PM PST · by tired&retired · 16 replies · 1,537+ views
    The Herald Sun ^ | November 21, 2009 | KEITH UPCHURCH
    4 at Duke get drug-resistant H1N1 By KEITH UPCHURCH DURHAM -- Four patients at Duke University Medical Center, all from North Carolina, have tested positive for a type of swine flu that's resistant to the antiviral drug Tamiflu, and three have died, health officials announced Friday at a news conference in Raleigh. The fourth patient, a woman, is still a patient at Duke and ''is doing much better,'' they said. Although the four had the H1N1 virus, they all had other medical problems, so it's uncertain if the swine flu caused their deaths, they said. All four were in an...
  • Do Not Blame Barack

    10/03/2009 10:49:37 PM PDT · by neverdem · 87 replies · 3,494+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 04, 2009 | Selwyn Duke
    Contrary to what my title indicates, I probably judge Barack Obama more harshly than most reading this page.  I don't think he is just a misguided ideologue or merely a creature of expediency.  I believe, practically speaking, he is an evil man.  That is to say, while he is largely ignorant like so many others, he has developed an affinity for evil.  He mistakes it for good. Yet, to be blunt, Obama doesn't alarm me as much as the average American.  To explain why, I'll present something Roman philosopher and statesman Marcus Tullius Cicero said 2000 years ago when lamenting...
  • Scandal over Durham police overtime (DukeLax Frame connection)

    09/30/2009 5:24:03 AM PDT · by abb · 21 replies · 1,276+ views
    WTVD-TV ^ | September 30, 2009 | Staff
    DURHAM (WTVD) -- An overtime scandal at the Durham Police Department will cost a high-ranking officer her job. Sources told Eyewitness News Deputy Chief B.J. Council is leaving the department. Eyewitness News has learned Council was placed on administrative duty Tuesday and will be out of her job by Friday. Her departure stems from an internal probe of a Durham police officer's overtime pay. That officer earned more than $62,000 in overtime, exceeding the officer's actual salary. Sources said the officer's overtime was approved by the police department's second-in-command, who is Council. A news conference is planned for Wednesday.
  • Mark Steyn and the "Duke of Chappaquiddick"

    09/02/2009 2:36:17 PM PDT · by FreedomFighter1013 · 11 replies · 1,279+ views
    Citizen5408 ^ | September 2, 2009 | Mark Steyn
    In case you missed it, Mark Steyn delivered a brilliant monologue at the beginning of the second hour of the Rush Limbaugh Show today (he was subbing while Rush is on vacation). The essence of which was that the leftist (and mainstream media) arguments that Teddy Kennedy's sins should be forgiven because he did so much for the common man was, essentially, a monarchical argument with no place in American society. (more)
  • Mothers Don't Let Your Sons Grow Up To Be Blue Devils (DukeLax Story)

    09/01/2009 2:03:55 PM PDT · by abb · 27 replies · 1,430+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 1, 2009 | Clarice Feldman
    Not content with the mess they created when the university threw innocent lacrosse team players to the wolves following a manifestly false accusation of group rape, Duke university has now instituted a policy for handling rape charges manifestly unfair to the accused. KC Johnson whose work in defense of the lacrosse team was outstanding, has exposed this outrage as well oin his site, Durham in Wonderland. Three Duke University students were the victims of the highest-profile fraudulent rape claim in modern American history. That fact alone should make the University particularly sensitive to the dangers of false rape allegations, and...
  • Top Ten College Scandals of All Time

    08/26/2009 11:01:09 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 12 replies · 975+ views
    Online College Net ^ | 08/26/2009 | Online College
    Colleges are generally known as safe, distinguished spaces for young people to explore their interests, prepare for a fulfilling career, and experience invaluable growth in their social, intellectual, spiritual, personal and professional lives. Sometimes, though, even the most reputable colleges are vulnerable to unethical, unfair practices that compromise the safety of students and integrity of the school’s reputation. Here, we’ll take a look at the top 10 college scandals of all time.
  • Higher Carbon Dioxide May Give Pine Trees A Competitive Edge

    08/04/2009 9:03:12 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 10 replies · 740+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | Aug. 4, 2009 | Science Daily
    Pine trees grown for 12 years in air one-and-a-half times richer in carbon dioxide than today's levels produced twice as many seeds of at least as good a quality as those growing under normal conditions, a Duke University-led research team reported Aug. 3 at a national ecology conference.
  • A Laughable Double Standard

    07/28/2009 11:12:30 AM PDT · by Ozone34 · 15 replies · 1,667+ views
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | July 28, 2009 | Oliver Sykes
    When the Duke University-lacrosse-rape story broke in the spring of 2006, it sparked massive media coverage nationwide for more than two years and endless liberal posturing about white privilege vs. a disadvantaged black woman – three Duke lacrosse players were charged with raping and kidnapping a black stripper. It all turned out to be a lie, as we now know, and the politically correct house of cards collapsed. The liberal media quickly moved on with few regrets about a rush to judgment. Now there is another Duke University-rape story with a strong evidence trail of e-mails, photos, and videos, as...
  • Duke fires employee accused of child sex...-(Gay rape horror:boy-5 abused on webcam pimped to cop)

    07/18/2009 6:52:36 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 88 replies · 8,230+ views
    http://www.wral.com ^ | Jul. 17, 2009 | Erin Hartness
    Durham, N.C. — Duke University has fired an employee who faces federal child sex charges. Frank M. Lombard, 42, of 24 Indigo Creek Trail in Durham, was let go from his position as associate director of the Center for Health Policy at Duke, a spokesman said. Duke Vice President for Public Affairs Michael Schoenfeld said Lombard was placed on unpaid leave at the time of his arrest June 24 and was fired Monday. Schoenfeld added that the university was cooperating with the investigation. Lombard faces extradition to Washington, D.C., to face charges that he solicited an adult to have...
  • Deafening silence from black leaders

    07/13/2009 3:23:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies · 1,894+ views
    One News Now ^ | July 12, 2009 | Meeke Addison
    <p>Where are the defenders of "the cause" when you need them? When an actual social tragedy occurs, where are the self-titled leaders of the black movement? I'll answer my own question: They're busy fighting for an interview or a microphone during all of the Michael Jackson festivities.</p>
  • 'Prosecute,' Gibbs advises (Question raised over 'gay' rape case)

    07/03/2009 12:01:22 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 20 replies · 1,609+ views
    http://www.worldnetdaily.com ^ | July 03, 2009 | www.worldnetdaily.com
    ...snip Frank Lombard The question was raised by Les Kinsolving, WND's correspondent at the White House, today immediately after a very short news briefing when only a handful of the dozens of reporters in attendance were able to ask questions. In a one-minute encounter after the briefing, Kinsolving was able to ask Gibbs, "Why has there been no presidential comment on the AP-reported Frank Lombard case?" Gibbs responded: "What is the Frank Lombard case?" Explained Kinsolving, "WND and (Rush) Limbaugh also reported that Lombard, who is Duke University's associate director of the Center for Health Policy, has been arrested after...
  • Rush Limbaugh Brings up the Frank Lombard case and will be talking about it in the next half hour!

    07/01/2009 11:27:24 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 20 replies · 3,189+ views
    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com ^ | JULY 1, 2009 | EIB
    Rush just brought up the Frank Lombard story and will be talking about it in this half hour. You can listen here on the internet. www.wrva.com 
  • Police: Duke University official offered adopted son for sex (CNN International picks up story)

    06/30/2009 8:50:43 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 20 replies · 1,226+ views
    http://edition.cnn.com/ ^ | June 30, 2009 | CNN International
    A Duke University official is accused of offering his 5-year-old adopted son for sex on the Internet, according to the FBI and court documents in the case. Frank M. Lombard is the associate director of Duke University's Center for Health Policy. Frank M. Lombard is the associate director of Duke University's Center for Health Policy. Frank M. Lombard, 42, was arrested last week at his home in Durham, North Carolina. During an Internet chat, Lombard allegedly offered the child to the person he was chatting with, who was a task force officer from Washington's Metropolitan Police, the FBI said in...
  • Child's race not the issue (Liberal goes nuts at attention of blogs to new Duke rape case)

    06/30/2009 6:29:55 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 39 replies · 1,879+ views
    http://www.newsobserver.com ^ | Tue, Jun. 30, 2009 | BY BARRY SAUNDERS
    It's the gays, no doubt about it. No, wait. It's those darned communal-living enclaves. Scratch that. It's Duke University and President Obama. That's who done it. Predictably irrational responses from the usual Internet riffraff. Those braying, brave bloggers -- brave, that is, as long as they're hiding behind the anonymity of the Internet -- would have us believe that those groups and others are responsible for the alleged sexual assault of a 5-year-old boy by the Duke University administrator who adopted him and is accused of trying to pimp him out so that others could abuse him. Frank Lombard, associate...
  • A Real Duke Rape Case

    06/30/2009 3:17:29 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 33 replies · 2,175+ views
    http://www.thenewamerican.com ^ | 30 June 2009 15:15 | Written by Selwyn Duke
    We all remember the infamous Duke University rape frame-up case, in which three white lacrosse players were falsely accused of raping a black female stripper. It was front-page news coast to coast, as it had all the elements of a mainstream-media cause célèbre: the perfect victim and the perfect villains, a “downtrodden” black woman of modest means and three “privileged” white college boys. Thus did the hard-left alliance of media, academia, and a Democrat prosecutor try its best to lynch the three, and if the stripper’s story hadn’t changed with the wind, the students could very well be sitting in...
  • Something Amiss in Indigo Creek Trail NC: Echoes of Deliverance in a Southern Gay Commune?

    06/30/2009 2:56:30 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 49 replies · 4,429+ views
    http://www.rpvnetwork.org ^ | June 30, 2009 | F.R Newbrough
    It all began on a hot southern summer day on Indigo Creek Trail much like an episode of one of those to catch a predator shows that are so popular these days and leave honest folk with their mouths slack from incredulity and disgust with the only difference being that instead of a perp coming to a decoy house stocked with fresh made lemonade or sweet tea, cameras, and an moralizing media finger wagger the authorities were instead coming to the house of one Frank Lombard and his male house mate. Frank was a successful gay man so much so...
  • Liberal Media Silent On Gay Duke University Offcial Accused Of Molesting Black 5yo Son

    06/30/2009 1:03:06 AM PDT · by Def Conservative · 11 replies · 720+ views
    Liberal Media Silent On Gay Duke University Offcial Accused Of Molesting Black 5yo Son Of course, if this was about a bunch of rich, white kids accused of raping a black hooker, it'd be a story, maybe even national headlines.....but wait: A Duke University official has been charged in federal court with offering his 5-year-old adopted son up for sex. Frank Lombard, associate director of the Center for Health Policy, was arrested Wednesday in Raleigh, the FBI said.
  • (Video)Gay Duke University Official Molested Black Adopted Son, Pimped son to Cop

    06/29/2009 7:48:39 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 19 replies · 1,412+ views
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | June 28,2009 | http://www.youtube.com
     Gay Duke University Official Molested Black Adopted Son, Pimped son to Cop
  • Lombard Demonstrates Why Gays Should Not be Allowed to Adopt

    06/29/2009 7:06:39 AM PDT · by big black dog · 60 replies · 2,712+ views
    The on-line rape of his 5-year-old adopted son by Duke University's openly-gay, Frank Lombard, is no anomaly. Instead, Lombard's molestation fits the pattern that emerged in the latest review of the scientific literature about gay fathers. Lombard lives with his gay partner, another Duke University employee. The Arrest Warrant documents that Lombard sodomized one of his two adopted African-American sons and made the boy give him oral sex on-line. He offered other gays the same opportunity. Although the boy was drugged, "it is likely he developed interest in gay sex through these activities," said Dr. Paul Cameron, an expert in...
  • Duke's Racist, Homosexual, Pedophile Administration

    06/28/2009 7:10:07 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 75 replies · 3,258+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 6/28/2009 | Moneyrunner
    Please forgive the accurate but inflammatory headline. I just wanted to get your attention. Did I do that? Good. Because we have another Duke Rape case. And this time it’s probably not a hoax. About the author, Professor Mike Adams: ... In his writing he examines the seamy underside of Liberal campus culture. Well, here's a seamy underside that is not going to get much sunlight in the MSM. Nowhere nearly as much attention as the trumped up Duke Lacrosse Rape case. According to Adams, it seems that ... Duke University has another rape case on its hands. This one...
  • Duke University official accused of offering son, 5, for sex

    06/26/2009 11:48:42 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 176 replies · 6,246+ views
    pioneer depressed/ap ^ | 6-26-09 | Devlin Barrett
    WASHINGTON — A Duke University official has been arrested and charged with offering his adopted five-year-old son for sex. Frank Lombard, the school's associate director of the Center for Health Policy, was arrested after an Internet sting, according to the FBI's Washington field office and the city's police department. According to an affidavit by DC Police Det. Timothy Palchak, an unnamed informant facing charges in his own child sex case led authorities to Lombard. Authorities said that Lombard tried to persuade a person — whom he did not know was a police officer — to travel to North Carolina to...
  • The Duke Lacrosse Case: A Documentary History and Analysis of the Modern Scottsboro (new book)

    06/03/2009 10:58:48 AM PDT · by abb · 14 replies · 997+ views
    Amazon ^ | June 3, 2009 | Randolph Parrish
    History and social analysis of the Duke lacrosse case, retold in part from original documents; compared and contrasted with the social history of the Scottsboro trials.
  • Oprah: It’s Great to Have a Private Jet

    05/12/2009 6:54:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 76 replies · 2,701+ views
    wsj ^ | May 11, 2009 | Robert Frank
    The private-jet industry may have finally found its savior. During a speech to Duke University’s graduating class, Oprah talked about the secrets and joys of success. Among them: owning a mansion and a jet. “It’s great to have a nice home. It’s great to have nice homes! It’s great to have a nice home that just escaped the fire in Santa Barbara,” she told the students. “It’s great to have a private jet. Anyone that tells you that having your own private jet isn’t great is lying to you.” She went on to explain that “you haven’t completed the circle...
  • Stopping truth at the border: banning Michael Savage from Britain

    05/06/2009 5:42:18 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 19 replies · 1,139+ views
    RenewAmerica.Us ^ | 5/6/09 | Selwyn Duke
    When I awoke Tuesday morning, I ambled over to the computer, as is my wont, and made my usual cyber rounds. I logged on to the Drudge Report and, lo and behold, saw the following headline, "RADIO HOST MICHAEL SAVAGE BANNED FROM UK FOR 'EXTREME VIEWS'...." "Wow," I thought, "Britain strikes again." The prohibition is the handiwork of England's Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, who included Savage on a list of 16 unwelcome individuals whom she wanted to "name and shame." According to Beverley Rouse writing in The Independent, Smith says this is "so others could better understand what sort of...
  • Roberts’ book on A-Rod should be questioned

    05/04/2009 10:07:23 AM PDT · by safetysign · 21 replies · 1,113+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 05/02/2009 | Jason Whitlock
    Not long ago, sports writer Selena Roberts compared the Duke lacrosse players to gang members and career criminals. She claimed that the players’ unwillingness to confess to or snitch about a rape (that did not happen) was the equivalent of drug dealers and gang members promoting antisnitching campaigns. When since-disgraced district attorney Mike Nifong whipped up a media posse to rain justice on the drunken, male college students, Roberts jumped on the fastest, most influential horse, using her New York Times column to convict the players and the culture of privilege that created them. Proven inaccurate, Roberts never wrote a...
  • Why the law is foreign to Ginsberg

    05/02/2009 6:19:17 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 3 replies · 538+ views
    RenewAmerica.Us ^ | 4/27/09 | Selwyn Duke
    There is an old saying, "A man who is capable of deceiving only others is not nearly as dangerous as a man who is capable of deceiving himself." Truer words were never spoken. When a person lies, he is deceiving others about reality, but at least knows he is engaging in deception. But when someone rationalizes — which is when you lie to yourself — he is truly lost. He then not only bends reality for others as a by-product of bending it for himself, but he can render untruths without having to lie. This is because a lie is...
  • Barack Obama: chairman of the bored

    04/16/2009 10:14:41 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 3 replies · 316+ views
    RenewAmerica.Us ^ | 4/16/2009 | Selwyn Duke
    Perhaps I was wrong about Barack Obama. Maybe his words can bring peace to the world. That is to say, if he keeps talking, he just may put all the world's peoples to sleep and keep them that way. This became evident during Obama's recent European trip. Despite the fact that Obama shares the Old World's socialist vision — and contrary to the image lent by the media's inundation of us with footage of fawning European crowds — some of that continent's denizens find him more sandman than savior.
  • Duke coach says Obama should worry about economy, not basketball (VIDEO)

    03/22/2009 3:04:04 PM PDT · by slomark · 7 replies · 527+ views
    [VIDEO} The President took time out from his busy schedule of magazine cover photo shoots and late night TV appearances on Tuesday and made his NCAA men’s basketball tournament picks for ESPN. And that didn’t sit well with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski. “Somebody said that we’re not in President Obama’s Final Four,” Krzyzewski said, “and as much as I respect what he’s doing, really, the economy is something that he should focus on, probably more than the brackets.”
  • Coach K backs away from Obama remarks

    03/20/2009 6:42:37 PM PDT · by GreatDaggar · 14 replies · 829+ views
    ESPN ^ | March 20, 2009 | Heather Dinich
    Krzyzewski said he heard at breakfast on Thursday that his quote had been taken out of context. He was asked what he thought about the fact that Duke wasn't advancing too far in a lot of brackets. "Really it doesn't matter at all what anyone predicts, it's what you do," Krzyzewski said on Wednesday. "Somebody said that we're not in President Obama's Final Four. As much as I respect what he's done, really, the economy is something that he should focus on, probably, more than the brackets. So why would I care about that? "I love the guy, and I...
  • (VANITY) Coach K disses Obama's basketball picks

    03/19/2009 8:05:29 PM PDT · by God'sgrrl · 1 replies · 282+ views
    CNNpolitics.com ^ | March 19, 2009 | God'sgrrl
    WASHINGTON (CNN) – Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski isn't thrilled his team got snubbed by the leader of the free world. "Somebody said that we're not in President Obama's Final Four, and as much as I respect what he's doing, really, the economy is something that he should focus on, probably more than the brackets," Krzyzewski told a reporter from the Associated Press on Wednesday. The president filled out his NCAA bracket for ESPN on Tuesday, and the Blue Devils weren't among his Final 4 picks. Instead, he has Coach K's squad falling to Pittsburgh in the Elite 8. Obama's...
  • Obama Was Totally Rejected By Duke's Coach Mike Krzyzewski

    03/19/2009 4:21:03 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 5 replies · 778+ views
    3/19/2009 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    "Somebody said we're not in president Obama's final four," coach Mike Krzyzewski said in a lighthearted moment Wennesday as Duke prepared to face Binghamton in an East Regional first-round game in Greensboro, N.C. "As much as I respect what's he's doing, really the economy is something he should focus on more than the brackets."
  • Coach K disses Obama's basketball picks [Not really, cheap CNN spin]

    03/19/2009 4:17:44 AM PDT · by MitchellC · 45 replies · 1,345+ views
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | March 18, 2008 | Peter Hamby
    Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski isn't thrilled his team got snubbed by the leader of the free world. "Somebody said that we're not in President Obama's Final Four, and as much as I respect what he's doing, really, the economy is something that he should focus on, probably more than the brackets," Krzyzewski told a reporter from the Associated Press on Wednesday.
  • Elmostafa settles lawsuit (Duke Lacrosse cab driver wins settlement)

    01/06/2009 4:12:27 AM PST · by abb · 18 replies · 1,487+ views
    Liestoppers Meeting ^ | January 5, 2009 | Carolyn
    Folks, I just got the news from Thomas Loflin, III - attorney for Elmostafa. "I am at long last pleased to inform you that Mr. Elmostafa has settled his malicious prosecution action against Hecht's, its security guard, and Hecht's successor corporations, the main one of which is Macy's Inc." "The settlement came just before we were to go to court on cross-motions for summary judgment as to the issue of liability on December 1st, and before court-ordered mediation set for December 15th. We had a trial date of March 30th (2009)." The amount of money settled for can not be...
  • Judge rejects Nifong's bankruptcy request

    12/04/2008 2:59:16 PM PST · by abb · 69 replies · 1,684+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | December 4, 2008 | Anne Blythe
    A federal judge on Thursday rejected the appeal of fallen prosecutor Mike Nifong to keep his case in bankruptcy court. The ruling opens the door for the three exonerated lacrosse players to again pursue malicious prosecution allegations against the former district attorney. In October 2007, Dave Evans, Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann filed suit against Nifong, the city of Durham and its police department. The players claimed they suffered personal injury and emotional distress while the prosecutor, police and city pushed ahead with a gang-rape case that was flawed from the start. In their civil suit, the players allege the...
  • Duke Energy bans worker after pot found at plant

    12/04/2008 12:05:32 PM PST · by Troll_House_Cookies · 17 replies · 1,623+ views
    OCONEE NUCLEAR STATION, SC (AP) - Duke Energy Co. says it has banned a worker from the Oconee Nuclear Station after an investigation showed the contract employee brought marijuana into the facility
  • Gattis rape suspect jailed this month [double standards in Nifongville]

    11/27/2008 9:07:52 PM PST · by MitchellC · 26 replies · 1,199+ views
    Duke Chronicle ^ | Nov 25, 2008 | Shuchi Parikh
    A man charged with the second-degree rape of a then-freshman in February 2007 was arrested on the same charges Nov. 14. Michael Burch, a Durham resident, is currently being held in Durham County Jail on $1.85 million bond, Durham Police Department clerks said. Burch also faces charges of first-degree sexual offense and felony aiding and abetting, for crimes which allegedly occurred June 21, said Candy Clark, an administrative assistant in the Durham County District Attorney's Office. He is scheduled to appear in Criminal District Court Dec. 8 before a grand jury. Michael Burch Burch, who is not a Duke student,...
  • Duke sues insurer over lacrosse settlement

    11/25/2008 3:19:23 PM PST · by abb · 68 replies · 1,733+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | November 25, 2008 | Anne Blythe
    Duke University is suing its insurance company for refusing to pay any of the settlement costs for the Duke lacrosse case. In federal court papers filed Monday, Duke is seeking financial relief from National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, an affiliate of insurance giant AIG. The case stems from gang-rape allegations that an escort service dancer lodged against three players after a lacrosse team party in June 2006. Before all the facts were gathered and any criminal charges were filed, Duke suspended the lacrosse team's season. The criminal case against the three players crumbled quickly over the next year....
  • Gattis rape suspect jailed this month (another Duke rape scandal?)

    11/25/2008 5:09:55 AM PST · by CondorFlight · 12 replies · 936+ views
    Duke Chronicle ^ | November 25, 2008 | Shuchi Parikh
    A man charged with the second-degree rape of a then-freshman in February 2007 was arrested on the same charges Nov. 14. Michael Burch, a Durham resident, is currently being held in Durham County Jail on $1.85 million bond, Durham Police Department clerks said. (snip) Burch, who is not a Duke student, was arrested in February 2007 for allegedly raping a then-18-year-old freshman at around 3 a.m. Feb. 11, 2007 at an off-campus party at 405 Gattis St. The party was hosted by members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., and police had found marijuana, cocaine and Oxycontin in the house....
  • Suspect, out on bond, charged again with rape

    11/24/2008 8:00:16 PM PST · by CondorFlight · 11 replies · 738+ views
    WRAL TV ^ | November 24, 2008
    Durham, N.C. — A man accused of raping a former Duke student last year is in jail again, charged with the same crime against a different woman. The first victim's father says the new charge could have been prevented if bond had been set higher in the case involving his daughter. Michael Jermaine Burch was charged in February 2007 with the second-degree rape of a Duke freshman in a bathroom during a party at a residence at 405 Gattis St. After getting out of jail on a $50,000 bond, Burch was arrested again Nov. 14 on charges of second-degree rape,...
  • Olive Branch Hotel (MS) GM Quits Ahead of White Power Meeting

    10/30/2008 4:03:45 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 13 replies · 1,284+ views
    MYFOX13 ^ | 10/30/2008
    Whispering Woods Manager Received Threats OLIVE BRANCH, Miss The general manager of a Memphis-area conference center hotel has resigned, saying he received threats over a white power group's planned meeting at the facility next month. Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke is promoting the Nov. 7-9 event billed as the "European American Unity and Rights Conference" at the Whispering Woods Hotel and Conference Center. Whispering Woods manager Travis Murray said Wednesday he quit after his work telephone number and work e-mail address were distributed in an e-mail by the Memphis-based civil rights group Mid-South Peace and Justice Center, which...
  • Duke accuser thought she was going to die

    10/24/2008 9:05:30 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 31 replies · 1,061+ views
    WRAL News.com ^ | October 24, 2008 | WRAL Staff
    Raleigh, N.C. — Crystal Mangum thought she was going to die when three people allegedly raped her at a March 13, 2006, party hosted by Duke lacrosse players. "I genuinely believed I was going to die in there, but I did not want to," Mangum writes in her new book, "The Last Dance for Grace: The Crystal Mangum Story," which was released online Friday. Mangum was a student at North Carolina Central University in 2006 and also worked as an exotic dancer when she performed at the party. It was there, she claims, that three white members of the team...
  • Duke lacrosse accuser: “The Last Dance for Grace: The Crystal Mangum Story,"

    10/23/2008 6:02:39 PM PDT · by antonia · 21 replies · 1,800+ views
    http://www.wral.com ^ | 10/23/08 | Kelly Hinchcliffe
    Posted: Today at 6:00 a.m. Updated: Today at 10:48 a.m. A news conference by Crystal Gail Mangum is under way now at the Know Bookstore in Durham to promote "The Last Dance for Grace: The Crystal Mangum Story," which is being released today.
  • Duke lacrosse accuser to promote book in Durham

    10/22/2008 2:24:41 PM PDT · by abb · 91 replies · 2,003+ views
    WRAL-TV ^ | October 17, 2008 | Staff
    The woman at the center of the scandal that rocked Duke University, Durham and the lives of the three lacrosse players plans to return to the city next week to promote her new book. Crystal Gail Mangum is scheduled to hold a news conference at the Know Bookstore on Thursday to promote, “The Last Dance for Grace: The Crystal Mangum Story.” Magnum will donate $1 from the purchase of each book to help battered women, according to Vincent Clark, a representative for Fire! Products Inc., a film studio that is representing her. Mangum was a student enrolled at North Carolina...
  • Woman behind Duke lacrosse scandal speaks out (Crystal Mangum)

    10/04/2008 8:56:08 AM PDT · by abb · 90 replies · 5,983+ views
    The A&T Register ^ | April 16, 2008 | Alexandria Harper
    The A&T Register ncatregister.com Wednesday, April 16, 2008 Woman behind Duke lacrosse scandal speaks out Accuser talks to Aggies about being a student again after controversy surrounding trial faded Alexandria Harper Contributor It was called a scandal but made into mockery. The Duke lacrosse case hit radio and television stations by storm in 2007. Reporters from media outlets around the country scrambled to provide day to-day updates on Crystal Gail Mangum, the accuser, and three Duke Lacrosse players; Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty and David Evans, the accused. Mangum, a former exotic dancer and escort, accused these men of sexual assault...
  • Young man seeks a second trial (another Durham Frame?)

    09/19/2008 8:07:24 AM PDT · by abb · 24 replies · 296+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | September 19, 2008 | Anne Blythe
    DURHAM - Karen Daniel pushed up against the low courtroom wall separating her from her 21-year-old son Erick Daniels -- the young man who screamed "Mommy" nearly seven years ago as deputies led him away, convicted of a burglary and robbery he insists he did not commit. The two, who spell their last names differently, spent the day in a Durham County courtroom Thursday as lawyer Carlos Mahoney put witness after witness on the stand, trying to show that Daniels had ineffective counsel at his trial in December 2001 and was wrongfully convicted. Judge Orlando Hudson could decide today whether...
  • Duke defends decision to dismiss Giuliani’s son (random MSM anti-GOP story)

    09/11/2008 11:32:41 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 8 replies · 210+ views
    AP via Yahoo! Sports ^ | 9-10-08 | Yahoo! Sports
    DURHAM, N.C. - Duke University says former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s son was properly dismissed from the golf team and was never promised a spot on the squad. Andrew Giuliani sued Duke in July, claiming he was improperly cut from the team earlier this year and that the coach violated a contract he entered when he agreed to come to the university and pay $200,000 in tuition and fees. But Duke said in a court filing Wednesday that the 22-year-old Giuliani was properly suspended after throwing an apple in the face of another player, breaking a golf club during...
  • Nifong wants to auction off guitars (DukeLax)

    09/03/2008 4:13:50 PM PDT · by abb · 21 replies · 640+ views
    WRAL-TV ^ | September 3, 2008 | Staff
    Former Duke lacrosse prosecutor Mike Nifong wants permission to auction off three of his collector guitars. Court documents filed Wednesday list him as wanting to sell a Fender Deluxe Nashville Telecaster, a Martin D-41 and a PRS Custom 24. According to bankruptcy proceedings in February, two of the instruments are worth about $5,000. If the motion to auction the guitars is approved, the auction will take place Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. at 361 Ja-Max Road in Hillsborough. Nifong filed for bankruptcy in January, listing a debt of $180.3 million. Almost all of that is estimated damages from pending civil...