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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...
  • 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...