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  • Student upset PowerPoint sex list went viral

    10/03/2010 10:20:39 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 129 replies
    ninemsn ^ | Fri Oct 1 2010
    An American college student who published her sexual exploits as a PowerPoint presentation says she regrets any pain the list has caused after it was circulated on the internet. The mock-thesis, titled "An education beyond the classroom: excelling in the realm of horizontal academics", catalogues intimate details about 13 male students the author has slept with, including dirty talk transcripts and their overall rating out of 10. The presentation includes names and photos from Facebook and athletic action shots. Each man — all of them high-profile students — is scored along criteria that include physical attractiveness, penis size and talent...
  • Mangum's ex-boyfriend says he set clothes on fire (DukeLax update)

    09/27/2010 11:32:53 AM PDT · by abb · 29 replies
    Raleigh News and Observer ^ | September 27, 2010 | Jesse James Deconto
    Crystal Mangum's ex boyfriend went to the Durham County district attorney's office Monday, trying to take responsibility for a February incident that left Mangum charged with arson for allegedly setting a pile of clothes on fire. Milton Walker, the ex-boyfriend, says he set his own clothes on fire and damaged his own house and vehicle. "At that time I wasn't on my medication," Walker wrote in a notarized handwritten note. 'The breakup of my relationship aggravated my symptoms and I acted out on the voices I was hearing." Quantcast Mangum is charged with arson, contributing to the delinquency of a...
  • Reade Seligmann Starts Law School at Emory University (DukeLax update)

    09/04/2010 2:34:23 PM PDT · by abb · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Liestoppers Meeting ^ | September 4, 2010 | Sceptical
    Reade Seligmann is now a first-year law student. He is into his second week of classes at Emory University School of Law. In an e-mail response to my query, Reade says he is excited to be starting what he hopes will be a long and fulfilling career in law. He reports that he already has a heavy assignment load but that he is happy to be an L1. He concludes, "Thanks again for all of your support and and please send my best to all of my friends in the liestoppers crew." *** I am very pleased that this outstanding...
  • Team USA?: USA Hoops Dancers Wear Long Pants in Deference to Islam, Iran; Coach K, Dhimmi

    09/02/2010 12:29:44 PM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 37 replies
    Debbie Schlussel ^ | September 2, 2010, - 3:03 pm | Debbie Schlussel
    There’s been a lot of hype about the USA National Basketball Team playing Iran in the World Basketball Championship. Tuesday, Team USA beat Iran, but with the PC pandering of “our” team, it’s as if we lost. Sadly, Team USA Coach Mike Krzyzewski and players were all too dhimmi-esque regarding Iran. Barf. Then, the cheerleaders had to wear long pants to respect Islam and Iran. Double barf. First there’s Coach K. Imagine if it was 1940, and he had restricted himself to this kind of wimpitude when playing Hitler’s German team: The main interest in the Iran game comes from...
  • Mangum in custody, accused of violating release agreement Duke University Accuser in the news AGAIN!

    08/26/2010 11:56:58 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 14 replies
    Raleigh News & Obstructor ^ | August 26, 2010 | Jesse James DeConto
    DURHAM -- Crystal Gail Mangum is in police custody under $150,000 bond after court officials accused her of violating a condition of a previous pre-trial release agreement. An arrest warrant issued Wednesday charges Mangum with not complying with visitation hours detailed in her release agreement. Mani Dexter, the attorney representing her, is consulting with the district attorney's office with hopes of scheduling a hearing later today. Mangum, the discredited accuser in the Duke lacrosse case, was in court in July, on the day Duke University demolished the house where the 2006 lacrosse team held its infamous party, asking to be...
  • New arrest order for Duke lacrosse accuser

    08/26/2010 8:43:25 AM PDT · by CondorFlight · 36 replies
    ABC 11 WTVD ^ | Aug. 26, 2010
    DURHAM (WTVD) -- A judge has ordered former Duke lacrosse accuser Crystal Mangum arrested again. Officials say Mangum violated the terms of her pre-trial release related to the visitation hours with her children. (snip)
  • ...Albanian Government Aide Arrested; Newly Unsealed Indictment Charges 17 Defendants....

    08/25/2010 2:55:10 PM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies
    NewYork.FBI.gov ^ | August 24, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text SNIPPET is a quote: newyork.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel10/nyfo082410.htm Two Additional Arrests Made of Members of Violent International Organized Crime Group Albanian Government Aide Arrested; Newly Unsealed Indictment Charges 17 Defendants with Murder, Kidnapping, and Other Racketeering Offenses PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, JANICE K. FEDARCYK, the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI"), and RAYMOND W. KELLY, the Police Commissioner of the City of New York, announced the arrests of FLORIAN VESHI and ALMIR RRAPO for their roles in a racketeering enterprise that engaged...
  • Scathing crime lab report puts pressure on North Carolina AG (DukeLax tie-in)

    08/22/2010 5:35:46 AM PDT · by abb · 35 replies · 1+ views
    (Greenville, NC) Daily Reflector ^ | August 21, 2010 | Staff
    A blistering report this week identifying how North Carolina's state crime laboratory workers misrepresented blood evidence in dozens of cases over 16 years covered only two of Roy Cooper's years as attorney general. But it's all Cooper's task to clean up the problems at the State Bureau of Investigation lab and overcome questions about its work. The Democrat faces a long road back to restoring trust in the lab that helps state and local law enforcement. The lab will need to regain faith from attorneys and the public, as well as the lawmakers who approve funding for the lab and...
  • Airmiles Andy jets off with model friend - who IS single

    08/08/2010 5:33:15 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 52 replies · 3+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 10:22 PM on 8th August 2010 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    When Prince Andrew was pictured on a yacht getting touchy-feely with a woman half his age, the denials came thick and fast. They're just friends, said a source, and anyway, she's married. But now it turns out 25-year-old Alexandra Escat is in fact single - and the pair have since been seen jetting off together. The Duke of York, 50, was seen engrossed in a playful conversation with the Filipino model on a luxury yacht last week.
  • The Duke Lacrosse Hoax, the New Black Panthers Story and Newsweek’s Boy Reporter, David A. Graham

    07/26/2010 4:39:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 7/26/10 | Ken Larrey
    Newsweek commentator David Graham recently declared the Philadelphia Voter Intimidation controversy to be a non-story: “it’s not about a real investigation; it’s about staging an effective piece of political theater that hurts the Obama administration.” He also meandered into the assertion that the ACORN scandal was “minimal” and “discredited.” Graham’s career-long track record of suppressing news (without troubling himself with investigation) follows him way, way back to his college years at Duke University. Why bring up such ancient history? Well, because he graduated from Duke last year, in 2009.
  • Infamous Duke Lacrosse house demolished

    07/12/2010 7:30:01 AM PDT · by abb · 22 replies · 1+ views
    WTVD-TV11 ^ | July 12, 2010 | Staff
    Duke University is demolishing the infamous house where a woman alleged she was raped by members of its lacrosse team. Bulldozers began pulling down the home at 610 North Buchanan Street in the Trinity Park neighborhood Monday morning. As recently as May, Duke said it planned to sell the property - just as Duke has done with several other homes in the area. The university has successfully renovated several homes known as "party houses" and then sold them to owner occupants instead of landlords, who typically rent properties near Duke's East Campus. It has been four years since the house...
  • Duke lacrosse accuser holds press conference to defend herself

    06/30/2010 9:26:14 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Raleigh News & Obstructor ^ | June 30, 2010 | Stanley B. Chambers Jr
    With a motion bracelet strapped to her right ankle, Mangum, 31, held a press conference in front of a Savannah Avenue home this morning - where she is on house arrest - to defend herself against a February domestic violence arrest. Mangum was arrested at her Lincoln Street home after police alleged that during an argument with her ex-boyfriend, she set the apartment on fire and tried to kill her now ex-boyfriend while her three young children and two Durham police officers were in the home. “I don’t feel like I’m going to get the justice that I deserve through...
  • Duke lacrosse investigator arrested

    06/28/2010 10:10:02 AM PDT · by kalee · 10 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Jun. 27, 2010 | Jim Wise
    DURHAM Linwood Wilson, an investigator for Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong in the Duke lacrosse case, was arrested Thursday evening. Durham County sheriff's deputies made the arrest at the request of authorities in Delaware, where Wilson was wanted on cyber stalking and obscenity charges related to a domestic-violence incident, said Major Paul Martin of the Durham County Sheriff's Office. The Delaware warrant was issued June 10, he said. Durham deputies made the arrest at Wilson's home about 6 p.m., Martin said. Wilson was taken to the Durham County jail and released on an unsecured $1,000 bond. Wilson is named in...
  • DUKE WINS LACROSSE CHAMPIONSHIP!

    05/31/2010 2:55:37 PM PDT · by abb · 53 replies · 1,206+ views
    Liestoppers ^ | May 31, 2010 | staff
    Duke wins in overtime, 6-5
  • Remembering the Duke (Today Is John Wayne's 103rd Birthday)

    05/26/2010 12:27:36 PM PDT · by devane617 · 18 replies · 564+ views
    John Wayne was born Marion Mitchell Morrison 103 years ago today in Winterset, Iowa. Any other information about the movie star’s life, career or beliefs can be obtained from Dave and Roberta Jenkins of Sun City. Enter the couple’s barber shop in El Mirage and you’ll see more than 160 pictures, drawings and posters on the walls. A life-size cardboard cutout of The Duke stands in the corner and other memorabilia is everywhere. No doubt about it, the couple are John Wayne fans. “We had one customer about 20-odd years ago who brought in two (pictures). He brought us in...
  • Why Arizona should "racially profile"

    05/19/2010 11:38:39 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 15 replies · 382+ views
    RenewAmerica ^ | 5-19-10 | Selwyn Duke
    When the Times Square bombing suspect was first reported to be a "white male," I shook my head. I knew that, despite Mayor Bloomberg's asinine musings about how the perpetrator was probably "homegrown" and perhaps someone upset about the healthcare bill, this was nonsense. "It's about as likely as a story about Bill Clinton becoming a monk," I thought. Of course, this was no great insight. Given that 99 percent of the terrorists bedeviling us today are non-white Muslims, it was just common sense — otherwise known as profiling. The critics of Arizona's new immigration law complain that it will...
  • End the Lacrosse Cover-Up

    05/11/2010 11:04:02 AM PDT · by CondorFlight · 24 replies · 800+ views
    Bleacher Report ^ | May 11, 2010 | R. B. Parrish
    Before the attempted frame-up of innocent lacrosse players in Durham, lacrosse had a good reputation. It may have been seen as an elite sport (or, more truly, a regionally delineated sport); but it was also seen as honest, fun, exciting, and one of the few “sports” remaining which still concerned itself with “sportsmanship”. Then came the lies and the false accusations, and a university which was more concerned with the immediate PR fallout than with standing behind its falsely-accused students. And since it fit the convenient narrative which was being constructed, lacrosse was also lambasted. In Durham, three lacrosse players...
  • Duke Lacrosse Team: Just The Facts, Please

    05/07/2010 1:44:15 PM PDT · by CondorFlight · 34 replies · 796+ views
    Bleacher Report ^ | May 5, 2010 | R. B. Parrish
    Since the current tragedy at the University of Virginia, the media has frequently brought up the Duke lacrosse case, as though the latter had some kind of relevance to the former. Because such associations are likely to be made in the future, let’s get a few facts straight: The Duke lacrosse players did not commit a crime in Durham; they were the victims of a crime (several crimes in fact: false accusations, and much more). Their community rushed to judge them, including preachers, newspapers, politicians, and assumed whatever “truths” were most convenient for their own agendas. The comparisons with Scottsboro...
  • Lacrosse: An Ancient Sport In Modern Crosshairs

    05/07/2010 12:43:43 PM PDT · by CondorFlight · 21 replies · 705+ views
    CarolJoynt.com ^ | May 7, 2010 | Carol Joynt
    What's getting slammed now, as it did with the Duke scandal, is the "culture" of lacrosse, as if the moment a boy picks up a lacrosse stick he overnight becomes a raging idiot who is probably prone to violent and abusive behavior. Any right-minded person knows there's no basis for such a broad stroke. Over the years I've encountered some true messes in lacrosse, players with poor conduct and a bad attitude who had no right in that or any other game. But those bad apples can be found in any sport. When the Love murder was made public, and...
  • Bias in reporting: Same old lacrosse player

    05/07/2010 9:09:26 AM PDT · by CondorFlight · 11 replies · 661+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | May 7, 2010 | Anchorman
    The game of lacrosse originated with Native Americans , largely the Huron and Iroquois tribes. Westerners—missionaries and fur trappers—first saw it in the 1600’s. The Indians would play the game as symbolic warfare, with hundreds of men at a time, for days on end, with fields that knew no boundaries. Some historical records suggest that they would sometimes play to the death. George Huguely played lacrosse on a field that knew no boundaries. He played it to the death– his ex-girlfriend’s death; or so the reporting goes. But the story line is bogus. Granted, there is little doubt of his...
  • Slaying the lacrosse monster

    05/06/2010 1:29:08 PM PDT · by CondorFlight · 11 replies · 536+ views
    Bleacher Report ^ | May 5, 2010 | R. B. Parrish
    As we all know, lacrosse payers are uniformly oversized brutes, usually from privileged backgrounds of wealth and power, callous in their disregard for lesser beings, and certain that their rich daddies will buy them out of any trouble. If we didn’t realize that we soon would, once we started following the general press accounts. This distorted image has yet to be rectified; but lies piled up over time accumulate in layers, as Solzhenitsyn noted, and harden like sediment on the sea floor; and any fresh disturbance can stir them up again and muddy the waters afresh.
  • Illogical and Specious Parallels

    05/06/2010 7:23:25 AM PDT · by CondorFlight · 1 replies · 234+ views
    Bleacher Report ^ | May 5, 2010 | R. B. Parrish
    “Accused UVA Murderer Came from A Life of Privilege; George Huguely Attended Prestigious Prep School, Vacationed in Palm Beach” (ABC) In the wake of this week’s tragic loss of a University of Virginia lacrosse star, one thing could be certain: that the media would race to discover truths that aren’t there; and manufacture its own fictional, but philosophically honed, narrative. For example, someone reading the above could come to the conclusion that vacationing in Palm Beach somehow results in a propensity to commit crimes; or that having a nanny is a sure path to moral decay. (Comparable statistics on how...
  • Duke University and the Accidental Sex Offender

    04/19/2010 12:31:34 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 22 replies · 792+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | April 12, 2009 | Wendy Kaminer
    The Atlantic Duke University and the Accidental Sex Offender By Wendy Kaminer April 12, 2010 Celibacy is probably not a feasible option for most undergraduates, but students at Duke University may want to consider it anyway. Duke's new rules governing sexual misconduct and coercion are so vague, subjective, presumptive of guilt, and oblivious to the dynamics of consensual sexual relations that they pose a risk of prosecution even for students engaging in innocent foreplay. Sexual misconduct at Duke includes "inappropriate (or non-consensual) touching," as well as rape; "inappropriate touching" and "acts of a sexual nature" that require clear consent include...
  • At Duke only nerds can get laid.

    04/08/2010 4:36:05 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 11 replies · 882+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 4/8/2010 | Moneyrunner
    Now I'm one of those troglodytes who thinks that sex should wait on marriage. But the rules for unmarried sexual relations at Duke go beyond parody. They are, however, the sort of rules that fully meet our expectations coming from the school most famous for trying to railroad its lacrosse team to prison for a rape that did not take place. Joanne Jacobs The Duke Blue Devils had better remain chaste. As national champions, they are unable to have consensual sex with other students under Duke’s new “sexual misconduct” policy, warns the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). A...
  • New Duke Policy Renders Students Unwitting Rapists

    04/07/2010 12:13:32 PM PDT · by abb · 68 replies · 1,333+ views
    Duke University has instituted a new "sexual misconduct" policy that can render a student guilty of non-consensual sex simply because he or she is considered "powerful" on campus. The policy claims that "perceived power differentials may create an unintentional atmosphere of coercion." Duke's new policy transforms students of both sexes into unwitting rapists simply because of the "atmosphere" or because one or more students are "intoxicated," no matter the degree. The policy also establishes unfair rules for judging sexual misconduct accusations. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is challenging the policy. "Duke's new sexual misconduct policy could have...
  • The states must rise again: the only way to combat Obama's socialist agenda

    04/07/2010 11:12:40 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 25 replies · 752+ views
    RenewAmerica ^ | 4-7-10 | Selwyn Duke
    With the passage of ObamaCare coming on the heels of government takeover of industries and taxpayer-funded bailouts of the irresponsible, many are wondering how we can turn the socialist tide. They see Uncle Sam expanding, their rights and economic prospects shrinking and their voices ignored. For these people, November cannot come soon enough. But November is not the ultimate solution. In the political universe, seven months is an eternity, and we cannot know precisely how public sentiment will evolve. Besides, the chances of Republicans retaking both Houses are slim and, even if they do, there's no guarantee they'll rise to...
  • Former lacrosse coach bedevils Duke (yep, the N&O's still whining about it)

    04/06/2010 4:47:37 AM PDT · by Moose4 · 17 replies · 974+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | 6 April 2010 | Barry Saunders (who else?)
    I'll take "History's greatest rip-offs for $200," Alex. The correct question is "What did Mike Pressler just do to Duke University and how much should he be paid?" Pressler, the former Dukelacrosse coach who was forced out after three of his players were falsely accused of sexually assaulting a woman, reached a settlement with the university last week after dropping a lawsuit that he was unlikely to win anyway. Neither side is discussing the terms, but if Duke paid that guy more than $200 to go away, they got taken.
  • No Denying Duke (Duke Wins National Championship)

    04/05/2010 8:45:08 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 113 replies · 2,527+ views
    espn ^ | April 5, 2010
    Butler took Duke to the final possession Monday night, but Gordon Hayward's potential game-winners drew iron as the Blue Devil won the national title 61-59.
  • NCAA Final Four Butler-Duke National Championship Live Thread!!!

    04/05/2010 6:04:40 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 198 replies · 5,111+ views
    tcrlaf | 4-5-10 | TCRLAF
    Come watch Milan... err... I mean BUTLER, beat the Evil Duke!!!
  • Ex-Duke lacrosse coach settles lawsuit

    03/31/2010 3:17:15 PM PDT · by abb · 33 replies · 1,857+ views
    Raleigh News and Observer ^ | March 31, 2010 | Anne Blythe
    Published Wed, Mar 31, 2010 05:51 PM Modified Wed, Mar 31, 2010 05:56 PM Ex-Duke lacrosse coach settles lawsuit DURHAM Duke University and Mike Pressler, the man at the helm of the lacrosse program when a stripper brought false rape accusations against three team members, have settled a lawsuit filed by the former coach. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed. "Coach Michael Pressler is an excellent coach," Michael Schoenfeld, vice president for public affairs and government relations, said in a prepared statement. " He did a great job building the Duke men's lacrosse program, while maintaining a 100...
  • Duke Chooses Censorship

    03/30/2010 7:53:59 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 16 replies · 701+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | March 30, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Duke Chooses Censorship Malcolm A. Kline, March 30, 2010 That citadel of diversity in Durham, N. C., does not want to carry tolerance too far. “Duke University made it to the Final Four in college basketball this weekend and officials there apparently think it’s all right to root for the team, but not to use the campus women’s center if you’re pro-life,” Life News reported on March 29, 2010. “Duke officials prevented the pro-life group on campus from using the facility for an event on motherhood.” “The Duke University Women’s Center has canceled an event about motherhood because the sponsor...
  • Tear gas, police horses deployed as MD fans riot after beating Duke

    03/04/2010 8:48:59 AM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 16 replies · 771+ views
    KENS5 ^ | March 4, 2010 | See BS writer
    COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- After the Maryland Terrapins beat Duke, 79-72, people gathered on Route 1 to celebrate Soon, the crowd took down a traffic sign and rocked a bus. Police in riot gear tried clearing people from the streets. Officers were on horses, others used shields to physically push people back. Some say the police went too far, using tear gas and shooting sand bags while people ran away. Others say the response is understandable, considering the area’s history. The confrontation lasted for hours. Afterwards, people took pictures of blood on a sidewalk. A group of students said the...
  • Lacrosse Playing Tips

    02/23/2010 2:45:58 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 20 replies · 385+ views
    Mind of Niuhuru | February 23 2010 | Niuhuru
    I'd like some tips on playing Lacrosse for an article.
  • In Crystal Mangum, Duke Rape Accuser, Leftist Tactics Come Home To Roost

    02/20/2010 9:16:59 AM PST · by Left Blue NJ for Red SC · 58 replies · 1,398+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsRealBlog ^ | February 20, 2010 | Lori Ziganto
    Crystal Gale Mangum, progressive heroine and the accuser in the infamous Duke Lacrosse Rape Case, is in the news once again: Durham police arrested Mangum for attempted murder, arson, and identity theft after responding to a domestic disturbance call: Durham police arrested Duke lacrosse accuser Crystal Gale Mangum, 33, late Wednesday after she allegedly assaulted her boyfriend, set his clothes on fire in a bathtub and threatened to stab him. Authorities charged her with attempted first-degree murder, five counts of arson, assault and battery, communicating threats, three counts of misdemeanor child abuse, injury to personal property, identity theft and resisting...
  • Durham woman (Crystal Mangum - DukeLax false accuser) charged with arson

    02/18/2010 3:44:40 AM PST · by abb · 91 replies · 1,890+ views
    Raleigh News and Observer ^ | February 18, 2010 | Staff
    Police filed several charges against a Durham woman in connection with a fire at 2220 Lincoln St. on Wednesday afternoon. Crystal Gale Mangum, 31, and her boyfriend, Milton Walker, had an altercation, according to a police news release. Mangum set clothing on fire in the bathroom tub, police reported. Three children and the two adults were evacuated from the apartment. Police charged Mangum with five counts of arson, simple assault; identity theft; communicating threats; damage to property; resisting, delay and obstruction; and three counts of child endangerment. Anyone with information should contact Officer H. Thompson at 560-4415 Ext. 29297 or...
  • Duke football players charged in gunfire on campus

    01/18/2010 2:35:48 AM PST · by abb · 25 replies · 1,512+ views
    Durham Herald-Sun ^ | January 18, 2010 | Staff
    Three Duke University freshmen were charged with felonious possession and discharge of a weapon following an early morning incident Sunday on the Duke campus. The students — John Drew, Kyle Griswould and Brandon Putnam, who are all from Georgia — were members of the Duke football team. They have been dismissed from the squad, and the university also has determined they will not be permitted to return to campus pending the resolution of the charges. At about 3 a.m. Sunday, Duke University Police heard gunfire coming from a vehicle near the Jarvis residence hall on Duke’s East Campus. The vehicle...
  • Conservatives Are Dumber Than Leftists

    01/13/2010 12:25:20 PM PST · by mattstat · 11 replies · 775+ views
    In the Controversies From The Past Department, we recall this story. (I was reminded of it after reading an article at ProfessorBainbridge.com.) Six years ago, a list was published that showed the political affiliation of the Duke “All Men Are Potentially Rapists” University faculty. Some departments, like History, had no Republicans; the others had large majorities of Democrats. The list caused such a stink that professors were compelled to respond publicly. They held a public forum to discuss “How Could This Happen?” At that forum, the chairman of the Philosophy department, Robert Brandon, and therefore a man who would be...
  • What ever happened to the "Duke 88"?

    01/01/2010 2:27:43 PM PST · by safetysign · 24 replies · 2,443+ views
    Power Line ^ | 12/31/2009 | Paul
    The "Duke 88" consisted of 88 Duke professors who signed an ad which implicitly assumed that Duke lacrosse players raped a black stripper, an allegation that proved to be entirely fraudulent. The ad praised protesters who had put lacrosse players' photos on "wanted" posters, associated "what happened to this young woman" with "racism and sexism," and suggested that the lacrosse players were getting privileged treatment because of their race. The ad appeared almost four years ago. Stuart Taylor takes a look at what has happened since to some of the 88 thoroughly wrongheaded professors who signed it. First, according to...
  • The Rot At Duke -- And Beyond

    12/18/2009 12:15:54 PM PST · by abb · 37 replies · 2,153+ views
    National Journal ^ | December 18, 2009 | Stuart Taylor, Jr.
    Much of academia appears to have a disregard of due process and a bias against white males. You might think that a university whose students were victims of the most notorious fraudulent rape claim in recent history, and whose professors -- 88 of them -- signed an ad implicitly presuming guilt, and whose president came close to doing the same would have learned some lessons. The facts are otherwise. They also suggest that Duke University's ugly abuse in 2006 and 2007 of its now-exonerated lacrosse players -- white males accused by a black stripper and hounded by a mob hewing...
  • 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...