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  • John and Elizabeth Edwards press on despite her cancer recurrence

    03/23/2007 10:34:55 AM PDT · by DBCJR · 18 replies · 757+ views ^ | March 23, 2007 | BY GLENN THRUSH
    A defiant John Edwards vowed to stay in the 2008 race Thursday despite his wife's cancer relapse, saying he would continue his push in critical primary states like Iowa and Nevada... The announcement that Elizabeth Edwards' breast cancer has spread to bone in her right side stunned admirers ... It also sent shock waves through the 2008 Democratic race, as campaigns pondered the possible exit of Edwards, who now ranks third ... in many national opinion polls. Standing by his wife's side in Chapel Hill, N.C., John Edwards dismissed reports that he was planning to suspend his candidacy. "The campaign...
  • Skeleton found at 1954 crash site in Laos may be remains of famed soldier 'Earthquake McGoon'

    12/05/2002 1:30:26 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 5 replies · 1,903+ views
    Associated Press | December 5, 2002 | RICHARD PYLE
    NEW YORK, Dec 05, 2002 (AP WorldStream via COMTEX) -- The discovery of a skeleton in a remote corner of Laos may mark the beginning of the end of a fabled chapter of the Cold War, when an American soldier of fortune known as "Earthquake McGoon" became a household name for his daring exploits in China and Southeast Asia. The recent finding by a U.S. task force has raised hopes for identifying James B. McGovern, or possibly his co-pilot, Wallace A. Buford, who were shot down in 1954 in the last days of the French Indochina war. "That's incredible...
  • SEASON OF ANNOUNCEMENT - Sunday Dec. 3, 2006 -The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth

    12/02/2006 1:49:54 PM PST · by NYer · 2 replies · 421+ views
    Prayer of the Faithful | December 2, 2006
    According to the Antiochene Syriac Maronite Catholic Church SYNAXARIONThe third Sunday of the Season of Announcement commemorates another important event in the unfolding of the promises of God. Mary went to visit her cousin, Elizabeth. After receiving such tremendous good news, Mary could have secluded herself in a life of prayer and contemplation. However, after the angel of the Lord had communicated the news of Elizabeth’s conception to her, Mary perceived it as the Lord’s will that she go to be with Elizabeth, and thus chose to share the divine life within her with another. Mary shared Jesus with others...
  • Traditional Feast Day of St. Elizabeth of Hungary

    11/19/2006 4:59:46 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 5 replies · 1,255+ views
    The Charity of St. Elizabeth of Hungary by Edmund Blair Leighton (1853-1922)(taken from St. Elizabeth of Hungary) An account on the life of St. Elizabeth of Hungary by Conrad of Marburg (her spiritual director) (from Patron Saints Index) Elizabeth was a lifelong friend of the poor and gave herself entirely to relieving the hungry. She ordered that one of her castle should be converted into a hospital in which she gathered many of the weak and feeble. She generously gave alms to all who were in need, not only in that place but in all the territories of her...
  • Cheers Greet Windsor Walkabout

    04/21/2006 12:22:10 PM PDT · by Cecily · 33 replies · 832+ views ^ | August 21, 2006 | Lucy Wilkins
    For today was a prime queen-spotting occasion - her 80th birthday. Crowds had gathered from early morning for a glimpse of her, many with bouquets and birthday cards. They were being watched not only by camera crews and photographers but also police marksmen stationed high on the castle's turrets, binoculars trained on the expectant people. Many of the well-wishers had found elevated perches - window ledges, bus stops, bollards - from which to see the monarch. As the crowd grew, a Beefeater band marched down the High Street and school children excitedly waved their union jacks. For Lucy Gyngell, aged...
  • Votes show differences between Burr, Dole

    11/21/2005 6:14:43 AM PST · by southernnorthcarolina · 32 replies · 697+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | November 21, 2005 | Tim Funk
    Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina is emerging as one of the upper chamber's most conservative members. The latest evidence: His three recent votes -- all to the right of fellow Republican Sen. Elizabeth Dole -- on issues such as Iraq and spending. In each case, Burr of Winston-Salem joined a small band of the Senate's more conservative members, while Dole of Salisbury voted with the majority -- including the chamber's GOP leaders. Consider: • Last Tuesday, the Senate voted 79-19 to require that President Bush identify a strategy for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq. Burr voted no. Dole voted...
  • Teacher Sacked for Screening Elizabeth

    11/17/2005 11:52:03 AM PST · by HostileTerritory · 82 replies · 2,840+ views
    The Guardian ^ | November 17, 2005 | Staff and agencies
    An American high school teacher who screened the Oscar-winning film Elizabeth for his students lost his job following complaints from parents. Ed Youngblood, 62, had taught at South Gwinnett High School in Atlanta, Georgia, for 37 years before screening the film to his advanced British literature class earlier this month. He says that he was given the choice of quitting or being fired after being informed that an official investigation was under way.
  • Uproar Over Firing of Teacher Who Showed R-Rated Film

    11/17/2005 2:33:43 AM PST · by paudio · 196 replies · 3,699+ views ^ | 16 November 2005
    The screening of an Oscar-nominated movie about the life of Queen Elizabeth I to students in an advanced class on British literature has resulted in the forced resignation of an admired teacher in the Atlanta suburb of South Gwinnett. On Tuesday, students in Ed Youngblood's class mounted a protest. "If 'First comes learning' is true, why do you get rid of the guy who holds that motto the best?" one senior in the class told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A spokeswoman for the Gwinnett County Public Schools told reporters that Youngblood chose to resign after he was told that an investigation...
  • Report: Al-Qaida Names Queen Major Enemy of Islam

    11/12/2005 3:33:50 PM PST · by Cecily · 33 replies · 1,206+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 13, 2005
    Al-Qaida has named Queen Elizabeth II "one of the severest enemies of Islam," the Sunday Times newspaper reported, citing a video message allegedly obtained by Britain's security service. Government officials were not immediately available Saturday night to confirm the report. A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman refused comment, saying it was a matter for the police.
  • Al-Qaeda calls Queen [of England] an ‘enemy of Islam’

    11/12/2005 5:27:16 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 137 replies · 2,963+ views
    Sunday Times ^ | November 13, 2005 | Abul Taher
    AL-QAEDA has threatened the Queen by naming her as “one of the severest enemies of Islam” in a video message to justify the July bombings in London. The warning has been passed by MI5 to the Queen’s protection team after it obtained the unexpurgated version of a video issued by Al-Qaeda after the 7/7 attacks. Parts of it were broadcast on Al-Jazeera, the Arabic satellite channel. In the video, Ayman al- Zawahiri, second-in-command to Osama Bin Laden, targets the Queen as ultimately responsible for Britain’s “crusader laws” and denounces her as an enemy of Muslims. A senior Whitehall official said:...
  • Mission accomplished for Elizabeth City combat vet’s team

    09/21/2005 4:51:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 317+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sep 21, 2005 | Cpl. Mike Escobar
    FALLUJAH, Iraq (Sept. 21, 2005) -- Seven months ago, the city’s crumbling buildings and nearly empty streets greeted the Marines of 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment. Major combat operations had ceased in Fallujah, but the ruins and desolation all around spoke of a conflict not long past. It was up to Marines like Elizabeth City, N.C. native, Cpl. Mychal McVicker, and his team to help restore order and stability to the war-torn city’s people. A task they eagerly set out to tackle. McVicker, who had served a combat tour in Afghanistan in 2004, was once again overseas to fight terrorism....
  • Gang crackdown nets 582 arrests

    08/27/2005 10:55:01 PM PDT · by Coleus · 2 replies · 1,016+ views New Jersey Star Ledger ^ | August 2, 2005 | Lara Jakes Jordan
    <p>WASHINGTON -- Federal authorities arrested 582 alleged gang members, including 22 in South Jersey, over a two-week period, targeting an estimated 80 violent groups they say have spawned street crimes across the country, officials said yesterday.</p> <p>Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff called the gangs "a threat to our homeland security and ... a very urgent law enforcement priority."</p>
  • Queen Elizabeth II cancels 3 engagements

    06/20/2005 9:30:14 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 816+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/20/05 | AP - London
    LONDON (AP) - Queen Elizabeth II has canceled three engagements after catching a cold, Buckingham Palace announced Monday. The engagements included a visit to the elite Sandhurst military academy near London, where the 79-year-old monarch's grandson Prince Harry is a cadet officer. The queen developed a sore throat over the weekend and has a "heavy" cold, a spokeswoman for Buckingham Palace said. She withdrew from a reception late Monday to mark the centenary of the charity Friends of the Elderly at St. James' Palace in central London. She also canceled a Tuesday visit to Sandhurst to watch officer cadets on...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-31-05, Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    05/31/2005 9:16:06 AM PDT · by Salvation · 28 replies · 3,049+ views American Bible ^ | 05-31-05 | New American Bible
    May 31, 2005Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Psalm: Tuesday 25 Reading IZep 3:14-18a Shout for joy, O daughter Zion!Sing joyfully, O Israel!Be glad and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem!The LORD has removed the judgment against you,he has turned away your enemies;The King of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst,you have no further misfortune to fear.On that day, it shall be said to Jerusalem:Fear not, O Zion, be not discouraged!The LORD, your God, is in your midst,a mighty savior;He will rejoice over you with gladness,and renew you in his love,He will sing joyfully...
  • Accused Utah Kidnapper of Elizabeth Smart Sings at Trial

    03/11/2005 1:52:03 PM PST · by bedolido · 27 replies · 1,232+ views
    MyWay News ^ | 03/11/2005 | MARK THIESSEN
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The man charged with kidnapping teenager Elizabeth Smart was kicked out of his mental competency trial Friday after he began singing a religious hymn, the fourth time he has been removed from hearings for singing. As Brian David Mitchell was led away, he shouted, "He mocks and scorns the son of God. ... You know I speak the truth. You know I speak the truth." The hearing then resumed with defense expert Stephen Golding testifying that Mitchell has become increasingly more mentally disturbed and unfit for trial. Golding said Mitchell has vowed to do everything...
  • Life Begins at Conception; A layman's take on why we celebrate Christmas

    12/13/2004 1:49:55 PM PST · by concretebob · 42 replies · 437+ views
    my overactive imagination and too much time to think | 13 December 2004 | concretebob
    OK, I'm going to stick my neck waaaaaaay out and explain why I think we are celebrating Christ's conception, and not his birth, on Christmas. Which will explain why I think life begins at conception.
  • Elizabeth Edwards Posts on DU

    11/05/2004 11:06:18 AM PST · by Shadowfax · 55 replies · 1,591+ views
    Democratic Underground | 11/5/04 | Elizabeth Edwards
    Since I cannot start a thread (which I think is a good rule by the way), I have to hijack one -- at least briefly. I do want this thread to continue on, though, because the topic is so important. (Moderators can feel free to move this, of course.) But I also had something I wanted to say to all of you. You know that I read DU and have for quite some time, long before any of you knew my name. I really appreciate the support you have given me on this latest hurdle and before. It means a...
  • America Writes A "Dear John" Letter

    10/26/2004 3:27:30 PM PDT · by George Stupidnopolis · 3 replies · 266+ views ^ | 10/26/2004 | Ron Marr
    In less than a week we will finally be spared the coma-inducing drone of John Kerry. His interminable lies will cease to dirty the airways, his false posturing will drop from the scene. No more fake hunting vignettes. No more windsurfing. No more stage shots of the elitist forcing down old Chex Mix and the contents of a bottle of Miller Genuine Draft. His followers will no longer rob and trash the campaign headquarters of his opponents. His chance to commit voter fraud - Democratic thugs and henchmen registering the dead and suing to overturn the choice of legal voters...
  • Iowahawk: Teresa Backtracks, Offers Laura 'Real Job'

    10/21/2004 5:23:05 PM PDT · by IowaHawk · 17 replies · 1,152+ views
    Iowahawk | 10/21/04 | Dave Burge
    First Lady hopeful Teresa Heinz-Kerry today apologized for her earlier apology for a yet-earlier apology, in which she expressed regret for comments made about First Lady Laura Bush in a USAToday interview. When asked to list differences between herself and Mrs. Bush, she had originally said that "well, I don't know, but you know, I guess, that there is that annoying twinkle in her eye, and as far as I know she has never had a real job, in her adult life, whereas I have many, many years of experience dealing with many troubling real world issues, like insolent kitchen...
  • Elizabeth Edwards: Bush threatens safety - barf alert

    10/03/2004 11:44:28 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 27 replies · 717+ views
    Secoast Online ^ | MANCHESTER - 10/03/04 | By Elizabeth Dinan "Keeping Our Families Safe" was the name of Elizabeth Edwards’ town hall discussion Saturday in Manchester. Her message was be afraid. Addressing an audience of about 100 in the Green Acres School gymnasium, Edwards, wife of vice presidential hopeful John Edwards, told the group that America is not safe and that President Bush is to blame. Elaborating, Edwards said there is a one in 10 chance of a terrorist successfully smuggling a nuclear bomb into this country, as President Bush spends 90 percent of the homeland security budget on airports, where cargo is not checked. She said two-thirds of...
  • Elizabeth Edwards After Freep Report!!!!

    10/18/2004 6:06:11 PM PDT · by Red Boots · 82 replies · 4,785+ views
    We freeped Elizabeth Edwards Today !! Elizabeth Edwards came to Grand Junction, CO this afternoon. We didn't know about it until 2:00 pm ( we don't take the local paper) when I saw it on FR. We closed up the office, and sprang into action. We drove up to the campus of Mesa State College, where she was speaking, and located some fellow Republicans, already standing on the corner. It rained, and hailed, for about 20 minutes, which is why our signs look kind of soggy. We had lots of honking, and thumbs up, from drivers-by; and a few flippers....
  • Elizabeth Edwards Headlines Harkin Feast

    09/19/2004 6:32:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 932+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/19/04 | Mike Glover - AP
    Elizabeth Edwards touted a Democratic commitment to bolster rural health care Sunday, arguing that both nominee John Kerry and running mate John Edwards have long ties to rural America that give them credibility. Mrs. Edwards said her husband and Kerry virtually moved to Iowa when they campaigned for Iowa's leadoff caucuses, and have nurtured close ties to the state. "They didn't come to just the big cities like Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, they came to small towns all across this state," said Mrs. Edwards. "They didn't just talk to you _ they listened." She used prominent rural icons to...
  • Senator Elizabeth Dole's Speech At 2004 Republican Convention

    09/01/2004 8:02:23 AM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 15 replies · 832+ views ^ | 8-31-04 | Senator Elizabeth Dole
    Thank you ladies and gentlemen for your warm welcome. And folks, this time I promise to stay behind the podium! For giving me the privilege and honor of representing them in the United State Senate, let me say thank you to the folks of the great state of North Carolina. For giving America courageous leadership in times of trial, decisive leadership in times of crisis, we thank you, Mr. President. You have restored honor and dignity to the White House. The Presidency tests all who have been there. It has tested you, sir. Your road has not been easy; your...
  • Hanging out with Teresa Heinz Kerry and Elizabeth Edwards [Mini-Barf Alert]

    08/12/2004 7:25:52 AM PDT · by daviddennis · 7 replies · 635+ views
    St Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 08/11/2004 | Cynthia Billhartz
    (A couple of key paragraphs from the article). But the same traits that endear her and Elizabeth Edwards to some voters - their bluntness, intellect and strong opinions - might be a turnoff to other voters, some of whom are still undecided. I ask whether either woman ever thinks about putting her guard up and retreating. "Never," says an adamant Heinz Kerry. Edwards, who is sitting across the table, shakes her head and says: "I think it's really important for all of us to be exactly who we are at all times. Americans are very good at being able to...
  • New Studies Question Value of Opening Arteries

    03/21/2004 7:02:51 PM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies · 509+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 21, 2004 | GINA KOLATA
    A new and emerging understanding of how heart attacks occur indicates that increasingly popular aggressive treatments may be doing little or nothing to prevent them. The artery-opening methods, like bypass surgery and stents, the widely used wire cages that hold plaque against an artery wall, can alleviate crushing chest pain. Stents can also rescue someone in the midst of a heart attack by destroying an obstruction and holding the closed artery open. But the new model of heart disease shows that the vast majority of heart attacks do not originate with obstructions that narrow arteries. Instead, recent and continuing studies...
  • Former Elizabeth Dole Fund-raising Committee Consultant Pleads Guilty in Fraud Case

    03/17/2004 4:30:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies · 280+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/17/04 | CURT ANDERSON
    Former Dole Official Pleads in Fraud Case 1 hour, 46 minutes ago By CURT ANDERSON, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - A former consultant to a fund-raising committee for North Carolina Sen. Elizabeth Dole's 2002 election campaign pleaded guilty Wednesday to mail fraud in an embezzlement scheme involving more than $174,000 of political contributions. Earl Allen Haywood, 40, entered the guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman in Washington. Haywood, an assistant treasurer to campaign committees that raised money for Dole, could face up to 20 years in prison when sentenced on May 26 and has agreed to make full...
  • Leftist Salon.Com Writer Joe Conason Is Joe Dirt

    09/24/2003 1:33:49 PM PDT · by ultimate_robber_baron · 7 replies · 1,597+ views
    The Hawaii Reporter ^ | Wednesday, September 24, 2003 | Stuart K. Hayashi
    Meet Joe Dirt Stuart K. Hayashi In 2001, comedian David Spade came out with a movie titled "The Adventures of Joe Dirt." It now appears that the film was about Joe Conason, the author of "Big Lies: The Right-Wing Propaganda Machine and How It Distorts the Truth" and an editorialist for the liberal-biased In the person of Brad Pitt, you've already Met Joe Black. Now Meet the Real Joe Dirt. His book purports to expose how right-wingers harness the corporate media to brainwash society. Instead of demonstrating such, however, Joe is too busy flinging his Dirt around. In two...
  • In Senate, a Dole Is Following a Clinton Path

    05/09/2003 9:27:49 AM PDT · by pdjplano · 16 replies · 196+ views
    The New York Times ^ | May 9, 2003 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    Great article on Senator Dole. Perhaps 2008 will see Clinton versus Dole II, gauranteed to have a woman in the White House :)
  • Did Elizabeth Smart try to get help?

    03/18/2003 3:43:20 AM PST · by jwillis1010 · 27 replies · 262+ views
    CNN ^ | 3/14/03 | Connie Chung
    A. SMART: You know, I -- it's just amazing that we didn't get it. It's amazing that all of the people who have seen her didn't get it. You know, there has been -- people have speculated and said, you know, she never tried to run away. She never tried to flee in any way. However, when she was on her way back up from San Diego just in Utah, just south of -- I'm sorry, I can't give you specifics on it, but just south -- they had an interview yesterday with a gentleman who was in an audio,...
  • Back to Elizabeth Smart, bringing it back up...

    Man arrested in alleged Smart extortion plot Wednesday, November 6, 2002 Posted: 8:16 PM EST (0116 GMT) Man arrested in alleged Smart extortion plot Wednesday, November 6, 2002 Posted: 8:16 PM EST (0116 GMT) SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (CNN) -- FBI agents arrested an 18-year-old man in Charleston, South Carolina, Wednesday who allegedly claimed to have kidnapped Elizabeth Smart and who was demanding $3 million for her return.
  • Killer of CA Girl May Strike Again, Police Say: (ELIZABETH SMART AND DANIELLE VAN DAM RELATED?)

    07/17/2002 4:01:27 PM PDT · by FresnoDA · 649 replies · 1,126+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | July 17, 2002 | Reuters
    Killer of Calif. Girl May Strike Again, Police Say Wed Jul 17, 2:32 PM ET By Jill SerjeantLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Investigators issued a chilling warning on Wednesday that the sexual predator who brazenly assaulted and murdered a 5-year-old southern California girl was on the loose and may strike again soon.  Reuters Photo Samantha Runnion's nude body was found late on Tuesday dumped beside a rural road about 75 miles from her home in Stanton in Orange County. Investigators said Samantha, who was snatched in a frightening daylight abduction outside her home on Monday, had been sexually assaulted and...
  • Smarts' computers returned (Elizabeth Smart Case)

    06/20/2002 11:26:35 PM PDT · by stlnative · 81 replies · 514+ views
    Deseret News ^ | 6/20/02 | Derek Jensen
    Smarts' computers returnedNothing pertinent to case was found on them, police sayBy Derek JensenDeseret News staff writer      Police have finished examining three personal computers taken from the Federal Heights home of Elizabeth Smart following the 14-year-old's abduction more than two weeks ago. Blue balloons and ribbons line Virginia Street leading up to the Smart family's house. Youths from two LDS wards hung the decorations. Jeremy Harmon, Deseret News       The three computers from the Smart home were part of 12 computers seized by investigators in the days following Elizabeth's abduction June 5.      Most of...
  • Suspect Not Aware Sister Witnessed Abduction

    06/18/2002 2:45:49 PM PDT · by The people have spoken · 26 replies · 176+ views
    KSL-TV ^ | June 18, 2002 | AP
    Police investigating the apparent kidnapping of 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart said Tuesday the abductor was not aware that the girl's little sister witnessed the crime. Two weeks ago, Elizabeth was taken by gunpoint from the bedroom shared by the two girls in the Federal Heights home. Although it was earlier reported that the younger girl had been warned to remain quiet, police now say the man did not speak to Mary Katherine Smart, who waited two hours before alerting her parents. "The threat was not made to Mary Katherine. What does that tell you?" said Salt Lake City Police Capt. Scott...
  • Please Pray for Elizabeth

    06/13/2002 6:58:57 PM PDT · by Faith · 15 replies · 236+ views
    Vanity | June 13, 2002 | Faith
    Now is not the time to stop praying. Please continue to lift up Elizabeth in prayer. Thank you!
  • Two Senate Candidates Walk Out Of GOP Dinner

    03/26/2002 8:48:52 AM PST · by Small business person from CA · 54 replies · 452+ views ^ | March 26, 2002 | AP (No byline)
    <p>CONCORD, NC -- Two Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate walked out of a GOP dinner after a party official refused their request to speak.</p> <p>Elizabeth Dole was the keynote speaker at the Cabarrus County Republican Party's annual Reagan Day dinner on Monday. Other GOP candidates were invited to attend but not speak.</p>