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  • Coroner: Sleep Apnea Among Causes Of Carrie Fisher’s Death

    06/16/2017 9:47:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 06/16/2017
    Sleep apnea is a condition in which a person’s breathing pauses during sleep. The pauses may be brief or last several minutes, according to information from the National Institutes of Health. Fisher, 60, suffered a medical emergency on an international flight on Dec. 23. Her mother, longtime movie star Debbie Reynolds, died the following day. ... Fisher’s brother, Todd Fisher, said he was not surprised by the results... “I would tell you, from my perspective that there’s certainly no news that Carrie did drugs,” Todd Fisher said. He noted that his sister wrote extensively about her drug use, and that...
  • MID AIR EMERGENCY Carrie Fisher hospitalised following ‘massive heart attack’

    12/23/2016 1:47:19 PM PST · by bryan999 · 245 replies
    CARRIE Fisher suffered a ‘massive heart attack’ during a flight on Friday night. TMZ report the 60-year-old actress was on a flight from London to LAX when she suffered a cardiac arrest. The US website claims the plane landed in America at noon and paramedics rushed on board. It’s reported Carrie received CPR on board. Once she was taken from the plane, the Star Wars actress was rushed to a nearby hospital. She’s currently on tour promoting her book The Princess Diarist, an intimate recollection of what really happened behind the scenes when she was filming the first Star Wars...
  • Why "Mismatch" is Relevant in Fisher v. Texas

    12/09/2015 10:11:11 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 5 replies
    Pope Center for Higher Education Policy ^ | December 9, 2015 | Richard Sander
    Affirmative action is before the Supreme Court again this week, as it rehears arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas. (I've discussed the legal issues in Fisher here.) But perhaps the most important question about racial preferences is one that's not directly raised by the case: do they even work? Do they help underrepresented minorities to achieve their goals, and foster interracial interaction and understanding on elite campuses? Or do large preferences often "mismatch" students in campuses where they will struggle and fail? Scholars began empirically studying the mismatch issue in the 1990s, but in the past five years the...
  • Fisher Case Produces Strange Bedfellows: The Court Should Say No To Racial Preferences

    06/04/2015 8:06:40 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 4, 2015 | George Leef
    On May 21, the Supreme Court held a conference to discuss whether or not to accept the Fisher case—again. At this time, I don’t know the decision, but I do know that a seemingly strange mixture of liberals and conservatives want the Court to take the appeal. The case first came before the Court in 2013, where the justices reversed the Fifth Circuit’s ruling in favor of the racial preferences used by the University of Texas (UT) in its admissions. Justice Kennedy’s opinion stressed that the lower court had been far too deferential towards the university’s policy of reserving some...
  • Fisher v. UT-Austin: Discrimination Run Amok?

    07/28/2014 7:40:38 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 26, 2014 | Ethan Gaitz
    The issue of affirmative action may soon find itself again before the Supreme Court of the United States. university of texas-austin Court watchers will remember that it was just recently (a little more than a year ago) that the Court took up the issue, in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. Despite what some may have been looking for in a broad, sweeping denunciation or approval of using race-based factors in college admissions, the Court decided to remand, or send the issue back down to the circuit court so that the case could be “considered and...
  • St. John Fisher on Why Christians Should Frequently Pray the Seven Penitential Psalms [Ecumenical]

    03/11/2014 11:28:31 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 8 replies
    Dignare Me Laudare Te, Virgo Sacrata blog ^ | Early 16th century | St. John Fisher
    "...All we Christian people are indeed duty-bound to give great and undying thanks to the holy prophet David, who so diligently left us in writing his most devout psalms for us and our posterity to read. And he did so, it seems to me, chiefly for three reasons: first, that the minds of sinners might be raised up and excited by these holy psalms...secondly, that if any man or woman had fallen into great and abominable sins, they should not despair but put their entire and steadfast hope of forgiveness in God; thirdly, that they might use these holy psalms...
  • Step Aside Eddie Van Halen, This 11-Year-Old Guitar Prodigy is Ready to Rock Your Cradle

    01/08/2014 11:35:08 AM PST · by Excellence · 12 replies
    If you can get over just how good 11-year-old Aidan Fisher is on the guitar, you will never believe how it happened that he took the stage with Steel Panther.
  • Fisher House offers to pick up slack for death benefits for fallen troops' families

    10/09/2013 11:28:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    cnn ^ | October 8th, 2013 | Jake Tapper
    Fisher House Foundation has stepped in and offered an advance grant to families of the fallen during the government shutdown, “to ensure there is no funding gap during the most difficult of times, with the understanding that reimbursements would be made at an appropriate time.” The Pentagon has said it cannot pay death benefits to families of troops killed in Afghanistan. ... Fisher House is a charity established to help troops and families in need.
  • The Politics of Paternalism

    06/27/2013 11:09:45 PM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 6.26.13 | ALLEN MENDENHALL
    Monday’s Supreme Court opinion on affirmative action will be remembered only for Justice Thomas’ sharp concurrence. The Supreme Court opinion everyone is buzzing about — Monday’s decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, a case involving that school’s affirmative action program — will not be monumental in our canons of jurisprudence. The petitioner, Abigail Noel Fisher, a young white woman, applied to the university in 2008 and was denied admission. She challenged the decision, arguing that she would have been admitted under a colorblind system. The high court has now remanded the case back to the Fifth Circuit,...
  • The Sad Irony of Affirmative Action

    03/07/2013 12:10:59 PM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies
    National Affairs ^ | Winter 2013 | GAIL HERIOT
    In 2003, the Supreme Court held that the University of Michigan's law school could substantially relax its admissions standards in order to admit a "critical mass" of African-American and Hispanic students. Many observers interpreted that decision — Grutter v. Bollinger — as an open-ended embrace of affirmative action. The University of Texas was among the many universities emboldened to ramp up its use of race-preferential admissions policies. In 2003, the university already had in place an admissions policy designed to raise the number of under-represented minority students attending its flagship campus in Austin by admitting the "top 10%" of the graduates of each...
  • First UK Fisher House to help wounded military

    01/27/2012 6:07:45 AM PST · by EnglishCon · 11 replies · 1+ views
    BBC News ^ | 01/27/12 | BBc News
    As Britain announces that it is adopting the US concept of charity-funded houses for families of ill or wounded soldiers, the BBC's Joan Soley looks at how the Fisher House programme has helped American service personnel who have been scarred by war. As is often the case, great ideas are also simple. The impetus for the Fisher House Foundation stemmed from one family seeing an obvious problem and taking it upon themselves to find a solution. Any parent or spouse of a member of the military will tell you their biggest fear: receiving that phone call or that knock on...
  • Dearest Carrie...

    12/01/2011 9:53:42 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 14 replies
    youtube ^ | 28 Nov 2011 | William Shatner
    Uploaded by WilliamShatner on Nov 28, 2011 William Shatner responds to Carrie Fisher's video. Is there finally peace in the galaxy or will the Rebel Allliance seek war with the Federation? Time will tell.
  • Carrie Fisher: Ted Kennedy once asked me if I’d have sex with Chris Dodd

    11/10/2011 4:24:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/10/11 | Allahpundit
    Can we really trust her on this? It sounds … so unlike him. In a week filled with accusations about skeevy behavior by politicians around women, it’s only right that we pay tribute to the master. “So, [in 1985,] having recently graduated completely healed and normal from my first stint in a rehab, and appearing in an almost perfectly respectable piece of work, I found myself driving from Baltimore to Washington, D.C., to have dinner with Chris Dodd, this senator who I knew virtually nothing about. Nor did Senator Dodd — like most people, then, now and always — have...
  • Fisher praises state job creation (TX)

    08/18/2011 6:48:41 AM PDT · by Rightwingacademic · 10 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 8/18/2011 | Brendan Case
    Richard W. Fisher, Fed. Reserve Bank of Dallas president, waded into the intensifying national debate on Texas job creation Wednesday, praising the state's recent growth record and saying Texas is doing more than just adding low-wage positions.
  • Fisher turns over last campaign cash to Democratic Party (Ohio US Senate; Republican Win)

    10/27/2010 7:01:45 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 17 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 27 October 2010 | Darrel Rowland and Jack Torry
    Fisher turns over last campaign cash to Democratic Party Move to pay for party's get-out-the-vote effort in Ohio signals capitulation in Senate race Wednesday, October 27, 2010 07:11 PM By Darrel Rowland and Jack Torry The Columbus Dispatch Although Lee Fisher insists he is soldering on through Election Day, the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate essentially drained his campaign treasury today by giving $100,000 to the Ohio Democratic Party.
  • State Budget Deal Includes Tax Break For Wealthy Firm

    10/06/2010 9:40:28 AM PDT · by KingofZion · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 6, 2010 | Jack Dolan
    Buried in the details of the deal to close California's $19-billion budget deficit is a roughly $30-million tax break crafted to benefit a company owned by members of one of the state's richest and most politically influential families, according to a legislative analysis obtained by The Times. The provision, which will allow the Humboldt Redwood Co. to deduct $20 million in old losses from future taxes, is also expected to cover penalties and interest for the firm co-owned by three sons of Donald G. Fisher, founder of the Gap and Banana Republic, said company Chairman Sandy Dean. The tax break...
  • Fisher-Price Toy Recall

    09/30/2010 7:19:16 AM PDT · by Ellendra · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | 9-30-2010 | Lee Ferran
    More than 10 million children's toys have been recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the toys' manufacturer Fisher Price, the CPSC announced today.
  • Ohio Dem meltdown accelerates: Fisher down 20, Strickland 17

    09/17/2010 7:42:00 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | SEPTEMBER 17, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    And the hits from the heartland just keep coming. In 2006, Democrats swept statewide races in Ohio and declared that they had turned the once solidly Republican state into a Democratic stronghold, led by the duo at the top of the ticket, Governor Ted Strickland and Lt. Governor Lee Fisher. Four years later, the two have gone into free-fall, according to two Quinnipiac polls. First, yesterday’s poll shows the incumbent Governor trailing his Republican challenger, John Kasich, by 17 points:
  • OH: Dems nervously eye Fisher's troubles in Ohio (Republican Rob Portman outraises opponent 9-to-1)

    07/27/2010 3:33:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/27/10 | Philip Elliott - ap
    WASHINGTON – Democratic Senate candidate Lee Fisher faces a daunting 9-to-1 disadvantage in fundraising in his campaign against Republican Rob Portman in Ohio and has endured unexpected staff turnover, developments that have spread concern among national party leaders about his ability to remain competitive in the race. Fisher, the state's lieutenant governor, recently hired his third campaign manager while his campaign spokesman and researcher quit. Sluggish fundraising has left him badly trailing Portman, a veteran of President George W. Bush's White House and Cabinet. The Republican reported almost $8.9 million in his campaign account at the end of June; Fisher...
  • Bad news: Princess Leia hates racist “teabaggers”

    Not a surprise, but I’m not going to lie to you. This one hurts. What’s happened to the world where Leia is on the side of the Empire, my friends? "Is there anyone you haven’t met that you’ve always wanted to? Obama. I’m surprised you haven’t met him. I know. I love him. Hopefully I’ll meet him sometime. I’m just happy he exists. Do you think Tea Party is just people who are pissed that there is an African American president? Yup, and the fact that they chose to call themselves “teabaggers,” which is slang for a certain act involving...