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  • Summer reading list with gay theme stokes controversy at elite university

    09/04/2015 4:10:33 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/25/15 | none listed
    A gay and lesbian-themed graphic novel on an elite university reading list for some incoming college freshmen is generating pushback among Christian students who feel the material is “pornographic.” “Fun Home,” a best-selling story that features a girl coming out as a lesbian and discovering her father was gay, is among several books selected by Duke University “to give incoming students a shared intellectual experience with other members of their class.” Instead, the racy reading material -- which is recommended, but not required -- seems to have stirred up controversy.
  • Christians at Duke U refuse to read lesbian porn novel assignment

    08/27/2015 2:23:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 27, 2015
    DURHAM, NC, August 27, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Christian freshmen at Duke University are refusing to read an assigned graphic novel depicting masturbation and homosexual intercourse. The university says the assignment was optional and won’t discipline the holdouts. Brian Grasso emerged as the spokesperson for the dissenters after he posted his decision on the Class of 2019’s closed Facebook page. Opponents have done their best to mock and deride the holdouts as ignoramuses who don’t belong at Duke, but Grasso has addressed all their jibes, first to Duke’s student paper and then in an op-ed in the Washington Post, intelligently...
  • Duke University Freshmen Refuse To Read Graphic Novel With LGBT Porn [Sodomite Indoctrination]

    08/25/2015 4:50:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/25/15 | Philip Devoe
    Some members of the Duke University freshman class have refused to read “Fun Home,” a graphic novel depicting a young girl’s emergence as a lesbian accompanied by several sexually explicit drawings. School officials selected the book as required freshman summer reading.Some Duke students don’t agree with the moral position advanced by the graphic novel’s author, Allison Bechdel.“Duke did not seem to have people like me in mind,” incoming Duke freshman Brian Grasso told The Chronicle, the school’s student newspaper. “It was like Duke didn’t know I existed, which surprises me.”Grasso is credited with starting the movement against the required book...
  • Even a North Carolina basketball Team Is Not Immune to the Left’s Meltdown over Indiana

    04/10/2015 8:09:54 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-10-15 | Brother Bob
    By now you're probably familiar with the controversy around Indiana's Religious Freedom laws. Over at The Nation, their resident sports editor, David Zirin, is always ready to find some radical leftist angle on any sports story, and this year's NCAA Final Four tournament was no exception. In the week leading up to the Final Four games, Zirin published a piece "Duke University Coach Mike Krzyzewski Is a Profile in Cowardice" demanding that a firm stand be taken by Coach K: “I’m only going to talk about my team and basketball and the Final Four. Just like when we get to...
  • Duke Reverses Muslim Call to Prayer Decision

    01/16/2015 9:48:18 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/16/15 | Arnold Ahlert
    Muslim Brotherhood-linked Muslim Students Association behind the effort In a move described as an initiative to promote “religious pluralism,” Duke University announced Tuesday it would broadcast a weekly call to prayer for Muslims from the Duke Chapel bell tower each Friday at 1 p.m. Yesterday, however, the University reversed itself. “Duke remains committed to fostering an inclusive, tolerant and welcoming campus for all of its students,” said Michael Schoenfeld, vice president for public affairs and government relations. “However, it was clear that what was conceived as an effort to unify was not having the intended effect.” Thus Duke takes a...
  • Muslim Call to Prayer to be Chanted Every Friday at Duke University

    01/14/2015 10:04:42 PM PST · by Ray76 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 14, 2015 | Ashley Pratte
    In a new initiative to promote religious pluralism, Duke University will broadcast the Muslim call to prayer every Friday on campus.
  • Duke reverses plan to allow Islamic call to prayer from campus chapel

    01/15/2015 3:14:12 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 51 replies
    wral.com ^ | Jan 15,2015 | wral.com
    DURHAM, N.C. — Two days after announcing that Islamic students would be broadcasting a weekly call to prayer from the Duke Chapel bell tower, Duke University officials abandoned that plan Thursday, citing the furor the move had created.
  • Duke settles federal case with former lacrosse players

    02/28/2013 8:09:31 AM PST · by AppyPappy · 26 replies
    DURHAM — Duke University and 38 members of its 2005-06 men’s lacrosse team notified a federal judge on Wednesday that they’d settled the players’ lawsuit out of court.
  • Elected Durham County D.A. Tracey Cline — Former Mike Nifong Deputy — Removed from Office

    04/29/2012 12:55:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Volokh ^ | April 28, 2012 | Eugene Volokh
    This happened last month, but I just learned of the case because the trial court decision was just posted on Westlaw; Cline is appealing the removal. The decision is here; a newspaper article on the subject is here; the statute authorizing the removal, N.C. Gen. Stats. § 7A-66(6), provides that a D.A. may be removed by a court for “[c]onduct prejudicial to the administration of justice which brings the office into disrepute.” ... partly because it comes on the heels of the ouster of D.A. Nifong — Cline was the first D.A. elected following Nifong’s ouster, and had worked for...
  • Autopsy: Stab wound led to death of lacrosse accuser's boyfriend (DukeLax)

    08/05/2011 10:44:15 AM PDT · by abb · 24 replies · 1+ views
    WRAL-TV ^ | August 4, 2011 | Matthew Burns
    Complications from a "gaping" stab wound led to the death of a Durham man in April, according to an autopsy report released Friday. Crystal Mangum, 32, the Durham woman who falsely accused three Duke University lacrosse players of rape in 2006, is charged with murder in the man's death. Police have said that Reginald Daye, 46,was stabbed with a kitchen knife during an April 3 argument at his apartment, at 3507 Century Oaks Drive. He died 10 days later. According to the autopsy report, the stab wound punctured Daye's left lung and tore through his diaphragm, stomach, colon, left kidney...
  • 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.
  • Report: Obama to attend Duke-Georgetown (basketball game)

    01/29/2010 2:20:00 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 30 replies · 531+ views
    espn.go.com ^ | January, 29, 2010 | Diamond Leung
    Georgetown today issued a press release asking fans to plan on arriving at Verizon Center 45 minutes earlier than usual for the Duke game tomorrow "due to the number of dignitaries expected to be in attendance, there will be enhanced security at the entrances to the arena." One of the fans in attendance will be President Obama, according to The Hill.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A Duke Professor Explains What the Health Care Bill Actually Says

    08/16/2009 11:58:59 PM PDT · by Vincent Jappi · 12 replies · 1,725+ views
    Excellence In Broadcasting ^ | August 12, 2009 | Rush Limbaugh
    Now, what I have here is very long. I cannot read the entire thing. But there are summaries that I can read. This is a piece entitled, "What the Health Care Bill Actually Says," and it was put together by John David Lewis. It is from the website Classical Ideals. John David Lewis is a professor of classics at Duke University, and here is how he introduces his analysis: "What does the bill, HR 3200, short-titled 'America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009,' actually say about major health care issues? I here pose a few questions in no particular order,...
  • 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>
  • Frank Lombard’s Wish List - by Mike Adams - FIRST reported on Free Republic

    07/06/2009 11:09:11 AM PDT · by Brytani · 22 replies · 1,396+ views
    Townhall.com and Free Republic ^ | July 6, 2009 | Mike Adams
    Every week I head on over to Townhall.com to check out the latest postings of some of my favorite commentators. Today I happened across Mike Adams newest column in which he "breaks" the news of Frank Lombard's Amazon.com Book Wish-list. For those who are unfamiliar with the story, Frank Lombard, a University of NC Duke professor is currently in jail charged with, and has admitted, sexually molesting his 5 year old adopted sons. Using the name "Perv Dad for Fun", Lombard, in a chatroom, offered up his son for sex to an undercover cop. On June 30, 2009 I found...
  • 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 
  • Health director Lombard faces child sex charges (Students described Lombard as a good teacher)

    07/01/2009 11:21:57 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 28 replies · 1,148+ views
    http://media.www.dukechronicle.com ^ | 7/1/09 | By: Julius Jones
    A University employee was charged by the FBI with child sex abuse June 24 in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Frank Lombard, 42, associate director for the Health Inequalities Program at the Center for Heath Policy, is charged with enticing an undercover police officer over the Internet to take part in interstate travel in order to engage in an illegal sex act with a minor during a sting conducted by the FBI and Metropolitan Police Department for the District of Columbia's Child Exploitation Task Force, according to a news release from the FBI. According to The (Raleigh)...
  • Duke's homosexual rape case elicits silence

    07/01/2009 8:21:19 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 47 replies · 2,408+ views
    http://www.onenewsnow.com ^ | 7/1/2009 | Pete Chagnon
    Caution: This story contains descriptions that some may find offensive.A professor of criminology at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington says the outrage over a homosexual statutory rape case at Duke University is a deafening sound of silence. Frank Lombard, associate director of Duke University's Center for Health Policy, has been accused of molesting his adopted five-year-old African-American son and offering him up for sex with strangers on the Internet. Lombard's homosexual partner, who resides in the same house with Lombard, was allegedly unaware of the activities.   Mike Adams is a professor at UNC-Wilmington and has written several pieces on the...
  • Duke Professors Condemn Gay Racism [exceedingly delicate parody]

    07/01/2009 4:51:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 89 replies · 2,667+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2009 | Mike Adams
    Author’s Note - In response to my last two columns, 88 Duke University professors have issued a joint statement condemning gay racism at Duke. The professors wanted to shed light on the gay Duke Administrator accused of molesting his black adopted son. They believe his actions must be seen as one part of a larger set of pathologies at Duke. Their statement follows in its entirety:We are listening to our students. We’re also listening to the Durham community, to Duke Staff, and to each other. Regardless of the results of the police investigation, what is apparent everyday now is the...
  • 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 célčbre: 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...
  • Pedophilia in the Homosexual World

    06/30/2009 9:30:53 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 85 replies · 2,664+ views
    http://www.dakotavoice.com ^ | June 30th, 2009 | By Bob Ellis
    It’s slowly starting to make the news, now.  To be sure, the “mainstream” media is doing as little as possible to cover this heinous crime, but the new media is starting to make it know despite their efforts to promote their “objective bias.”I’m talking about Frank Lombard, Associate director of Duke University’s Center for Health Policy, and his despicable molestation of a 5-year old boy he adopted.According to RPV Network, Lombard was recently arrested by the FBI and charged with offering up his adopted 5-year-old African American son for sex to an undercover cop. Lombard admitted to molesting his own...
  • Neighbors close in after sex charges (Drudge Finally Links the story but no gays to be found)

    06/29/2009 10:06:51 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 68 replies · 2,451+ views
    http://www.newsobserver.com ^ | Jun. 28, 2009 | BY STANLEY B. CHAMBERS JR. - Staff Writer
    Sitting in a Durham County jail cell, Frank M. Lombard, the Duke University researcher accused of offering his adopted 5-year-old son for sex, awaits a trip to Washington, D.C., this week to face federal criminal charges. After waiving an extradition hearing Friday morning, he was locked in the Durham jail Saturday without bail. Federal authorities say Lombard, 42, of 24 Indigo Creek Trail, performed sexual acts on his son and invited an undercover investigator online to fly to North Carolina and do the same. Lombard owns the home with another man, according to Durham County property records. The pair bought...
  • 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...
  • The Duke rape case the mainstream media isn't talking about...

    06/29/2009 2:29:24 PM PDT · by BillyKess · 34 replies · 2,434+ views
    A black topless dancer lies about a rape that never happened. Three young white men are brought up on the charges and brought to the brink of having their lives totally ruined. Al Sharpton marches. (And he still never apologized). The media sings loudly. Now, the media is silent. And this case should get just as much publicity as any other. But it won't. It won't because it involves a homosexual researcher from the University who molested his own adopted five year old son. ...and also gave offered him out to other homosexual pedophiles online who wished to molest him....
  • Media nervous on new Duke U. rape case (updated)

    06/29/2009 12:48:11 PM PDT · by NCDragon · 36 replies · 1,838+ views
    American Thinker.com ^ | June 28, 2009 | Thomas Lifson
    A new and even more scandalous rape allegation has surfaced at Duke University. Yet the usual media and campus PC crowd are keeping mighty quiet. Identity politics apparently trumps all sense of outrage. Of course, after the disgraceful media and university reaction to the phony allegations against Duke Lacrosse team members, it is wise avoid jumping to conclusions, but the comparative silence on the current case is nonetheless remarkable, considering how many particulars of the case were left out of the main AP account. Mike Adams, writing on Townhall, lays out the facts the MSM won't: Frank Lombard is the...
  • (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...
  • Gay Adoption Horror:Duke University Official Molested Adopted African American Son Pimped Son to Cop

    06/28/2009 4:16:43 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 104 replies · 8,871+ views
    http://www.rpvnetwork.org ^ | June 28,2009 | www.rpvnetwork.org
    Associate director of Duke University's Center for Health Policy, Frank Lombard, was recently arrested by the FBI and charged with offering up his adopted 5-year-old African American son for sex to an undercover cop. Lombard admitted to molesting his own adopted son to the undercover officer in an online chat room under the user name "Perv Dad for Fun". He invited the under cover officer to travel to North Carolina to rape his already-molested adopted son. Lombard faces 20 years in prison if convicted but is not eligible for the death penalty.Lombard bragged to the detective that “the abuse of...
  • Media nervous on new Duke U. rape case (Child molested/pimped by adoptive gay couple)

    06/28/2009 11:07:07 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 112 replies · 5,448+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 28, 2009 | Thomas Lifson
    A new and even more scandalous rape allegation has surfaced at Duke University. Yet the usual media and campus PC crowd are keeping mighty quiet. Identity politics apparently trumps all sense of outrage. Of course, after the disgraceful media and university reaction to the phony allegations against Duke Lacrosse team members, it is wise avoid jumping to conclusions, but the comparative silence on the current case is nonetheless remarkable, considering how many particulars of the case were left out of the main AP account. Mike Adams, writing on Townhall, lays out the facts the MSM won't: Frank Lombard is the...
  • 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...
  • Little Boy Blue Devil

    06/28/2009 4:12:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies · 2,720+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2009 | Mike Adams
    It looks like Duke University has another rape case on its hands. This one may hurt the university nearly as much as the one that rocked its campus back in 2006. Unlike the previous case, this one appears to involve a credible confession of sexual abuse. Like the previous case, crucial facts are already being filtered through the prism of identity politics. Frank Lombard is the associate director of Duke’s Center for Health Policy. The university administrator was recently arrested by the FBI and charged with offering up his adopted 5-year-old son for sex. I tried to contact Frank Lombard...
  • Duke Official Charged With Offering 5-Year-Old Son for Sex

    06/26/2009 8:36:54 PM PDT · by RDTF · 29 replies · 1,527+ views
    Fox ^ | 26 June 09
    WASHINGTON — A Duke University official has been arrested and charged with offering his adopted 5-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 District of Columbia 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 — who he did not know was a police officer — to travel to North...
  • 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...
  • Hoops Coach to Obama: Forget March Madness, Duke It out With Economy!

    03/19/2009 9:53:33 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 7 replies · 779+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 3-20-09 | John Lillpop
    Hoops Coach to Obama: Forget March Madness, Duke It out With Economy! By John Lillpop Friday, March 20, 2009 - Satire - Advisers to President Obama probably figured that the young president could score a solid “connect” with average Americans by getting publicly involved in the annual NCAA basketball championships. No doubt those same folks calculated that Obama could defect attention from his tawdry cabinet picks by wowing the nation with his clever picks for the Final Four in what is known in sports talk as March Madness. Besides, with those ungodly AIG bonuses and other administration disasters exploding in...
  • 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.
  • Coach K disses Obama's basketball picks(worry more about economy and less about NCAA pick)

    03/18/2009 9:55:14 PM PDT · by maccaca · 17 replies · 1,124+ views
    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. Related: Obama's Final Four picks revealed 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...
  • 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....
  • The Story Behind Kennedy’s Surgery

    08/01/2008 11:40:28 AM PDT · by neverdem · 57 replies · 221+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 29, 2008 | LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN, M.D.
    When Senator Edward M. Kennedy disclosed on May 20 that he had brain cancer, three days after suffering a seizure, doctors did not list surgery as a possibility. A news release from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston left the impression that radiation and chemotherapy were the main options for his pernicious type of cancer. Two weeks later, Mr. Kennedy, 76, flew to Durham, N.C. There, at Duke University on June 2, neurosurgeons operated for three and a half hours and declared the procedure “successful,” though they did not specify their criteria. Precisely why Mr. Kennedy’s treatment course changed is not...
  • Forced Off Duke’s Varsity Golf Team, Giuliani’s Son Files a Lawsuit

    07/26/2008 6:06:51 AM PDT · by Amelia · 29 replies · 177+ views
    The New York Times ^ | July 25, 2008 | ALISON LEIGH COWAN
    His dad made it big in politics, but Andrew Giuliani’s dreams veer toward a career as a professional golfer, he explained as he smacked golf balls Thursday on Randalls Island, which is one reason, he said, that he sued Duke University and its head golf coach for pushing him off the varsity team this spring... ...In the lawsuit, he acknowledged that he may have misbehaved in February when he tossed an apple in a teammate’s face, flipped his putter a few feet, threw and broke a club and gunned his engine in a parking lot......An e-mail message to Andrew Giuliani...
  • Andrew Giuliani files lawsuit against Duke (Rudy's son cut from golf team, oh the humanity!)

    07/24/2008 9:52:41 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 41 replies · 353+ views
    newsday ^ | July 24, 2008 | Ellis Henican
    But New York City's former first son is swinging back hard. Late Wednesday, his attorneys filed a federal lawsuit in North Carolina, contending the university has violated its obligations to him as a student-athlete and demanding he be invited back to Duke's state-of-the-art golf-training facility.
  • Summa cum loony [Duke rape accuser gets her degree. In Police Psychology]

    05/16/2008 3:06:18 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 32 replies · 487+ views
    Duke Chronicle ^ | May 15, 2008
    It seems anyone can get a college degree these days-especially if they go to North Carolina Central University. Standards of integrity there have long been dismal: This is, after all, the school that gave violent felon Solomon Burnette a diploma in 2007. Burnette, you may recall, robbed two Duke students at gunpoint in 1997. After finishing a 13-month prison sentence, he had the audacity not only to enroll in Arabic classes on our campus in April 2007; Burnette also penned a column I and many others interpreted as inciting physical violence against white Dukies in his student newspaper. Unfortunately, however,...
  • North Carolina (1) 76 Dook (5) 68

    03/08/2008 8:01:37 PM PST · by Perdogg · 9 replies · 292+ views
    03.08.08 | Perdogg
    UNC wins the ACC regular season with a 76-68 victory over Dook.
  • Two Angry Men (Soros lackey attacks DukeLax authors)

    03/04/2008 12:51:49 PM PST · by abb · 29 replies · 350+ views
    The Nation ^ | March 4, 2008 | Robert Perkinson
    At the end of February 2004, I wrote a letter that would never be received. The intended recipient was Cameron Todd Willingham, a Texas prisoner on death row. Months earlier, Willingham had written me a ten-page, hand-printed essay about his life in solitary confinement and his last experience in the open air. In it, he recalled a cluster of "blazing purple flowers," the first he had seen in more than eight years. The flowers were "gifts to the world," he wrote, reminding him of his own gifts, which had been "taken away." This was a reference to Willingham's daughters, and...
  • Duke's boundless chutzpah [university tries to shut down lacrosse player's lawsuit website]

    03/03/2008 1:13:53 PM PST · by John Jorsett · 19 replies · 103+ views
    American Thinker ^ | Mar 1, 2008 | Clarice Feldman
    After tarring and feathering and discriminating against the Duke lacrosse members  at a critical juncture in their college careers and lives, the Duke Administration has gone to court trying to shut down the players' website, which contains the pleadings in their recently filed case against the university and a compendium of press coverage about the case. The website seems well within ethical bounds and the pleadings by the University cite no authority to suggest otherwise. As K.C Johnson observes: [E]thics rules specifically allow attorneys to make public statements countering negative publicity "not initiated by the lawyer or the lawyer's client." Given the...
  • Internet Message Board Causes Stir at Duke University

    12/23/2007 10:14:38 AM PST · by NCjim · 12 replies · 276+ views
    WRAL ^ | December 23, 2007
    <p>DURHAM, N.C. — An Internet message board pledging anonymity to its users has caused a stir at Duke University because of what is being posted on it.</p>