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  • Duke settles suit (with ins company AIG) over costs of lacrosse scandal

    02/23/2011 3:35:42 PM PST · by abb · 11 replies · 1+ views
    The (Raleigh) News & Observer ^ | February 23, 2011 | Jesse James Deconto
    Published Wed, Feb 23, 2011 04:03 PM Modified Wed, Feb 23, 2011 04:05 PM Duke settles suit over costs of lacrosse scandal DURHAM Duke University has settled a lawsuit against its insurance company over costs associated with the Duke lacrosse scandal. The National Union Fire Insurance Co., an affiliate of insurance giant AIG, and Duke had been wrangling over whether the company should reimburse the university for costs tied to the confidential settlements of lawsuits with three former lacrosse players and the former lacrosse coach. Duke agreed to dismiss the suit, and each party will pay its own attorneys fees....
  • Hailing Violent Criminals as Political Prisoners (Duke Univ.)

    01/06/2011 10:15:52 AM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 6, 2011 | William R. Hawkins
    I was visiting Duke University earlier this week and picked up a poster for a January 12 rally to celebrate the birthdays this month of several "political prisoners" who are called 'freedom fighters" by the rally organizers, the Internationalist Prison Books Collective. A more accurate term would be violent criminals. The venue is a campus bookstore, which apparently remains in business despite its connection to anti-government protests during the alleged reign of a police state. The five supposed victims of oppression are listed as follows, with some additional information not given on the flyer. "William Africa, member of the eco-revolutionary...
  • Duke and Scottsboro: Crystal Mangum and Victoria Price

    12/19/2010 6:10:55 AM PST · by CondorFlight · 4 replies
    Opinion Forum ^ | Dec. 19, 2010 | R. B. Parrish
    In the 1930s, two white prostitutes falsely accused nine black men of gang-rape, in order to avoid facing other police charges. Before the ensuing Scottsboro trials were over, the main accuser, Victoria Price (the second accuser had recanted) was transformed by the white public into a woman of the purest virtue, the epitome of Southern woman; and any challenge to this image was indignantly resisted: (snip) Times change, and the colors are different, but human nature remains the same. Two years out of high school Crystal Mangum claimed to have been once dragged into a bathroom and gang-raped by some...
  • Duke lacrosse accuser convicted of child abuse

    12/18/2010 4:16:51 AM PST · by Islander7 · 47 replies · 2+ views
    WaPo ^ | Dec 17, 2010 | By EMERY P. DALESIO
    DURHAM, N.C. -- A woman who authorities said falsely accused three Duke University lacrosse players of rape four years ago has been found guilty by a North Carolina jury of misdemeanor child abuse and damaging property.
  • Duke U. False Rape Accuser Now on Trial for Domestic Violence

    12/16/2010 2:06:59 PM PST · by FreeManDC · 7 replies
    Durham News Observer ^ | December 15, 2010 | JESSE JAMES DECONTO
    Officer Testifies at Mangum Trial DURHAM -- When Cpl. John Tyler got to the small Lincoln Street apartment just after midnight in February he was responding to a 911 call placed by a scared 9-year-old girl, he testified Thursday. "Once the telecommunicator heard the screaming, the complainant appeared to be scared and hung up," Tyler said describing the information he had as he entered Crystal Mangum's apartment. Tyler was the second witness to testify Thursday in Mangum's trial, in which she faces multiple felony charges related to the Feb. 17 domestic violence call. The charges include arson, injury to personal...
  • Citizen, Class Warrior, Florida School Board Gunman...and Good Humanist

    12/16/2010 8:12:42 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 10 replies · 2+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 16, 2010 | Selwyn Duke
    In the film The Devil's Advocate, Satan poses as a powerful attorney bent on undermining man through the law. When he finally reveals himself to the main character toward the movie's end, he delivers a self-adulatory monologue during which he proudly states, "I'm a fan of man. I'm a humanist. Maybe the last humanist." Speaking of devilish actions, by now most Americans have heard of Clay Duke (no relation!), the gunman who opened fire at a Panama City, Florida school board meeting. We know that he was upset about his wife's dismissal from a district job and that he wanted...
  • Florida school shooter largely influenced by liberal and socialist beliefs

    12/16/2010 4:27:30 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner ^ | December 16, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Florida school shooter largely influenced by liberal and socialist beliefs. Clay Duke, the unemployed and apparently bipolar anarchist who shot up a Panama City, Florida, school board on Tuesday openly admired many ideas that are popular among liberals and socialists. While some have alleged that he was really mentally ill (he was actually on his medication, so there goes that excuse for his personal actions right there) or have even tried to blame inanimate objects like the Obama-economy with all its high unemployment for his destructive action, if you look at all the evidence of what shaped Duke’s thinking, it...
  • Proceedings begin in Mangum arson trial

    12/09/2010 10:30:38 AM PST · by CondorFlight · 5 replies
    News and Observer ^ | Dec. 9, 2010 | JESSE JAMES DECONTO
    DURHAM -- Prosecutor Mark McCullough opened Crystal Mangum’s arson trial today with the names of her three children... “That residence had a fire started in it while they were in it -- by her,” McCullough said, pointing his finger at Mangum. “This case is not complicated.” Defense attorney ...Dexter did not deny the basic facts of the case: That Mangum piled her boyfriend Milton Walker’s clothes in the bathtub and set them on fire, then threatened to stab Walker, all in the presence of two police officers who had gone to the couple’s home after Ariana called 911 to say...
  • Big Polluters Freed From Environmental Oversight By Obama Administration Stimulus, 175,000 waivers.

    11/29/2010 8:56:33 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 9 replies
    Center for Public Integrity ^ | November 29, 2010 | Kristin Lombardi
    In the name of job creation and clean energy, the Obama administration has doled out billions of dollars in stimulus money to some of the nation’s biggest polluters and granted them sweeping exemptions from the most basic form of environmental oversight, a Center for Public Integrity investigation has found. Related Stories: ■NEPA Exemptions: The Dirty Dozen List ■Wisconsin Firm Receives Energy Grant Despite Chronic Pollution Problems The administration has awarded more than 179,000 “categorical exclusions” to stimulus projects funded by federal agencies, freeing those projects from review under the National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA. Coal-burning utilities like Westar Energy...
  • Drescher: Good reporting revealed (former NC Gov) Easley's gifts, favors

    11/27/2010 2:13:59 PM PST · by abb · 9 replies
    The (Raleigh) News & Observer ^ | November 27, 2010 | John Drescher
    Joseph B. Cheshire V, who represented former Gov. Mike Easley, is a good lawyer who negotiated a good deal for his client. As accomplished as he is as an attorney, Cheshire might be even better as a showman. Ladies and gentlemen, he put on a heck of a show Tuesday, after his client agreed to a deal that led to his felony conviction. After the hearing, Cheshire met with reporters and criticized at length The News & Observer's coverage of Easley. Easley, he said, had done almost nothing wrong, but The N&O was out to get the former guv'nah and...
  • Dog Has His Day, In Paladino Memo To Media

    10/21/2010 12:15:25 PM PDT · by BfloGuy · 27 replies
    WBEN Radio ^ | 10/21/2010 | Not attributed
    (WBEN) - While he takes his pit bull around from campaign event to campaign event, Carl Paladino's dog Duke is attracting attention-- so much so that the campaign is featuring him in an open letter advising the media to engage in more original reporting. From the Paladino campaign, here's the text of a statement released by and attributed to campaign manager Michael Caputo Thursday. Media Colleagues: The Office of Vital Statistics for the City of Buffalo alerted the Paladino family that the New York Times visited City Hall asking to see Duke's dog license. I want to alert the media...
  • Duke, insurer hope to settle on lacrosse case

    10/12/2010 3:16:16 AM PDT · by abb · 44 replies
    Raleigh News and Observer ^ | October 12, 2010 | Staff
    Duke University and the insurance company it sued to recoup some of the settlement costs linked to the Duke lacrosse case hope to settle their differences within the next month. The National Union Fire Insurance Co., an affiliate of insurance giant AIG, and Duke have been wrangling over whether the company should reimburse the university for costs tied to the confidential settlements of lawsuits with three former lacrosse players and the former lacrosse coach. In a court document filed Friday in federal court, Duke and the company acknowledged that settlement talks had been held. "The parties are hopeful that they...
  • 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...