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  • NBC Gives the Golden Gate Bridge an Extra Tower

    09/17/2013 1:47:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Tue., Sep. 17 2013 | Mollie McWilliams
    Something doesn't look quite right A Redditor with a good eye caught this still from NBC's Sunday night pregame show Football Night in America, where if you look closely, the Golden Gate Bridge has an extra tower. Also in this redesign of the bridge, the suspension cables just drift into space from the three towers (No need for those! They're just decoration!). We're not sure who is photo shopping like mad over at NBC, but one would hope that the person in charge would know the Golden Gate only has two towers. And if they didn't know, maybe they could...
  • Vatican Gives the Green Light [Rite for the Blessing of Child in the Womb]

    03/27/2012 7:02:04 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    California Catholic Daily ^ | 3/27/12 | USCCB
    ‘Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb’ approved by RomeWASHINGTON (March 26, 2012) -- The Vatican has approved the publication of the "Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb," which will be printed in English and Spanish in a combined booklet and should be available for parishes by Mothers' Day. The U.S. bishops who collaborated on the development of the blessing welcomed the announcement of the recognitio, or approval, by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments in Rome. "I'm impressed with the beauty of this blessing for human life...
  • Pope gives new bishop to Catholics in Fresno diocese

    12/01/2011 2:15:57 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    cna ^ | December 1, 2011 | Marianne Medlin
    Bishop Armando X. Ochoa Fresno, Calif., Dec 1, 2011 / 01:58 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Armando X. Ochoa of El Paso, Texas was named today as the new bishop of Fresno, Calif. by Pope Benedict XVI.“I am humbled and deeply honored that the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, would offer me this new challenge at my age,” said Bishop Ochoa, who will fill a position left vacant by the death of Bishop John Steinbock in December 2010. Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the Vatican's recently appointed representative to the U.S., made the announcement in Washington D.C. on Dec. 1.Bishop Ochoa...
  • Anwar al-Aulaqi gets new designation in death

    09/30/2011 2:40:45 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 45 replies
    Washington ^ | 11:19 AM ET, 09/30/2011 | Greg Miller and Alice Fordham
    Anwar al-Aulaqi (AP/Muhammad ud-Deen) U.S. officials have given Anwar al-Aulaqi a newly elevated designation on the day of his death by drone strike, describing him as “chief of external operations” for al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen. The new title, cited by officials at the White House and the CIA, reflects Aulaqi’s evolution from Muslim cleric to alleged terrorist plotter, as well as a desire by American officials to persuade the public that the extraordinary killing of a U.S. citizen overseas was warranted. U.S. officials also disclosed what they said were new details about Aulaqi’s operational role, saying that he personally had...
  • NY Judge Gives Ground Zero Mosquestrosity the Nod: Last Legal Challenge Removed, Protest Rally

    07/11/2011 7:15:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 7/11/11 | Pamela Geller
    Judge Rules Ex-Firefighter Cannot Sue Over Mosque NY Times A Manhattan judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a former New York City firefighter who is trying to stop the construction of an Islamic community center in Lower Manhattan. The former firefighter, Timothy Brown, sought to overturn a decision by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission to deny landmark status for a 150-year-old building on Park Place that would be demolished to make way for the center. [..] In a decision issued on Friday, Justice Paul G. Feinman of State Supreme Court in Manhattan wrote that Mr. Brown was “an...
  • CBS Gives Obama Over 26 Minutes to Lecture on the Economy

    05/12/2011 5:07:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 5/12/11 | Matthew Balan
    CBS gave President Obama over 26 and a half minutes to answer 12 questions related to the economy during a town hall aired on Thursday's Early Show. Obama got six uninterrupted minutes to answer one question about Medicare during the hour-long event. Host Erica Hill wondered how the Democrat could "change the mind-set from things are tough to things are turning around" with the economy.Hill led the town hall with her concerned economic "mind-set" question, noting beforehand that "it seems that we have been hearing, whether it's on TV, at the office, around the kitchen table, things are tough,"
  • Mother gives birth in hospital toilet bowl as midwives 'ignore desperate calls for help'

    01/24/2011 10:43:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/25/11 | Staff
    A mother who gave birth to her daughter in a hospital toilet said staff had ignored her desperate screams for help. Sharon Willoughby, 40, and her partner Richard Sum said they also rang the emergency alarm but waited in vain for 15minutes because staff thought 'she wanted a cup of tea'. Ms Willoughby had gone into the birthing unit at King's Mill Hospital in Nottinghamshire in November last year and was given drugs to induce the birth.But she claims she was not internally examined and went to the bathroom because of excruciating pain a few hours later that evening.
  • Food bank mistakenly gives out dog food ("Senior Holistic Superfood")

    07/19/2010 4:15:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies · 5+ views
    UPI ^ | 7/18/10
    Food bank mistakenly gives out dog foodPublished: July 18, 2010 at 2:39 PM CLEARWATER, Fla., July 18 (UPI) -- A food bank in Clearwater, Fla., distributed a can labeled as a "superfood" that turned out to be a can of dog food, the recipient said. On Social Security, retired Air Force veteran Frank Viscido made his weekly trip from his home in Largo to the Religious Community Services Food Bank in Clearwater for free food, The St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times reported. Viscido was given the can labeled, "Senior Holistic Superfood" by a volunteer who noticed he wanted products for better...
  • US gives Abbas private assurances over Israeli settlements

    04/29/2010 9:14:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 378+ views ^ | 4/29/10 | Rory McCarthy
    Exclusive: Americans consider withholding veto protecting Israel at UN if building goes ahead at Ramat Shlomo The US has given private assurances to encourage the Palestinians to join indirect Middle East peace talks, including an offer to consider allowing UN security council condemnation of any significant new Israeli settlement activity, the Guardian has learned. The assurances were given verbally in a meeting a week ago between a senior US diplomat and the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas. Since then – and after months of US diplomacy – it appears Israeli and Palestinian leaders are close to starting indirect "proximity" talks, which...
  • Miami banker gives $60 million of his own to employees

    02/16/2009 11:26:21 AM PST · by QenBirQeni · 19 replies · 909+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 2009-02-14 | Martha Brannigan
    After selling a majority stake in Miami-based City National Bancshares last November, all he did was take $60 million of the proceeds -- $60 million out of his own pocket -- and hand it to his tellers, bookkeepers, clerks, everyone on the payroll. All 399 workers on the staff received bonuses, and he even tracked down 72 former employees so they could share in the windfall. For longtime employees, the bonus -- based on years of service -- amounted to tens of thousands of dollars, and in some cases, more than $100,000. At a time when financial titans are...
  • Miss Utah Gives Back as National Guard Soldier

    10/31/2007 5:04:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 57 replies · 117+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Mary Flynn, USA
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2007 – What’s another marathon, really, for Jill Stevens? Sgt. Jill Stevens, Utah National Guard member and the 2007 Miss Utah, smiles after crossing the finish line at the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C., Oct. 28, 2007. Photo by Staff Sgt. Mary K. Flynn, USA  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The 2007 Miss Utah is no stranger to the physical and mental discipline required to knock out 26.2 miles. She ran the Marine Corps Marathon here on Oct. 28, finishing in about 3.5 hours. It’s the third marathon she’s run since winning the pageant...
  • America Supports You: Company Gives Troops Break on Rent

    03/19/2007 4:28:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 199+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, March 19, 2007 – Covering the rent just got a little bit easier for military personnel in Ohio thanks to Empirian Property Management’s “Service Appreciation Program.” Through the company’s program, military personnel and civil servants can get $50 to $100 off their rent, Julie Yesnick, a senior regional manger in Ohio, said. “We felt that it was a good way to honor people that are serving our country,” she said. The program honors active-duty, reserve-component and retired military personnel, as well as fire and police department employees, Yesnick said. Though the management company would eventually like to offer...
  • Schwarzenegger Gives Up - His effort to reform Sacramento? Terminated.

    09/03/2006 11:28:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 592+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 8/29/06 | Shikha Dalmia
    Arnold Schwarzenegger is following the wrong script. After taking over as governor in 2003, he was expected to vanquish business-as-usual politicians in Sacramento--and pull California from the brink of fiscal ruin. Instead, he has decided to put his own political future ahead of the economic survival of his beloved Golden State. How else to interpret his recent move to join ranks with his opponents in Sacramento to put a pork-heavy $37 billion bond infrastructure proposal on the November ballot? --snip--
  • In the Triangle of Death: Buena grad gives insight into a soldier's life in Iraq

    08/22/2006 10:09:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 425+ views
    MUSAYYIB, Iraq—Fighting insurgents with tanks and guns is only half the battle for Sierra Vista native Capt. Irvin Oliver. As a Company Commander in the 2nd Brigade of 4th Infantry Division, Oliver learned that in Iraq it requires more than bullets to defeat insurgents. On July 22, during a routine patrol in Musayyib, Oliver’s soldiers came under fire. The fight lasted an afternoon and escalated to point where most of his battalion was called in. When the fight was over, 33 insurgents were killed. U.S. soldiers received only minor injuries. Oliver, 32, was assigned Musayyib as his company’s area of...
  • Israel Gives Army A Free Hand As Lebanon Seeks Withdrawal

    08/07/2006 7:10:59 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 719+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-8-2006 | Patrick Bishop
    Israel gives army a free hand as Lebanon seeks withdrawal By Patrick Bishop (Filed: 08/08/2006) Diplomatic efforts to stop the war in Lebanon failed to slow the bloodshed yesterday as at least 32 civilians were killed in Israeli air raids. Air raids on a crowded area of Beirut that had so far escaped the violence killed at least eight people Ehud Olmert, the Israeli prime minister, said no limits had been placed on the army's actions and leaflets warned Lebanese living south of the Litani river not to remain outdoors after 10pm. Targets in south and east Lebanon were bombed...
  • Castro gives Chavez tour of Guevara's home

    07/22/2006 8:22:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 64 replies · 972+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/22/06 | Debora Rey - ap
    ALTA GRACIA, Argentina - Fidel and Hugo went on a pilgrimage Saturday to Che's house. In an emotional journey, Cuban President Fidel Castro and Venezuelan ally Hugo Chavez toured the Argentine boyhood home of Castro's fallen comrade and legendary guerrilla, Ernesto "Che" Guevara. It was a first visit for both. "Fidel! Fidel!" and "Hugo! Hugo!" the crowd of 2,000 chanted as the 79-year-old Castro, wearing his trademark green military fatigues, got out of his limousine. Chavez was right by Castro's side as they entered the house amid a crush of security agents. While Castro made no public comment, he smiled...
  • Bagram PRT gives torched school second chance

    07/21/2006 4:33:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 200+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Spc. Josh LeCappelain
    7/21/2006 - BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- Soldiers and Airmen from the Bagram Provincial Reconstruction Team traveled to Nyazi Geranshakh in the Parwan Province of Afghanistan on July 19 to replace eight tents at its local school that were burned down earlier this week by arsonists. Team members were equipped with replacement tents as well as backpacks and other supplies to better the lives of the people of Afghanistan. "This is a really great mission," said 1st Lt. William Warner, the security forces detachment commander and a native of Glastonberry, Conn. Warner was one of many servicemembers who passed out supplies donated...
  • China Gives Rumsfeld Secret Papers On Friend's Mystery Death

    07/20/2006 6:25:10 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 1,357+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-20-2006 | Francis Harris
    China gives Rumsfeld secret papers on friend's mystery death By Francis Harris (Filed: 20/07/2006) When communist Chinese jets shot down an American surveillance aircraft 50 years ago, the Beijing government did not care that the co-pilot was a close friend of a young US naval officer called Donald Rumsfeld. But now China cares so much that when it sent its most senior military officer to the United States for a visit this week, Gen Guo Boxiong handed over previously classified papers on the incident to Defence Secretary Rumsfeld. An American official said the documents had yet to be translated, but...
  • CA: Schwarzenegger gives $150 million loan to stem cell agency (after Presidential veto)

    07/20/2006 11:56:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 581+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 7/20/06 | Laura Kurtzman - ap
    SACRAMENTO A day after President Bush vetoed a measure that would have expanded federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday authorized a $150 million loan to fund the state's moribund stem cell institute, which has been stalled by lawsuits. The move has distinct political benefits for the governor who is seeking to put as much distance as possible between himself and the deeply unpopular president as he seeks re-election this year. Schwarzenegger said the state cannot afford to wait to fund the critical science associated with stem cells. "I remain committed to advancing stem...
  • China Gives Zimbabwe Economic Lifeline

    06/16/2006 2:57:16 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 436+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | Andrew Meldrum - Jonathan Watts
    China gives Zimbabwe economic lifeline · Energy and mining deals are worth £700m · Asian summit underlines Beijing's global role Andrew Meldrum in Pretoria and Jonathan Watts in Shanghai Friday June 16, 2006 The Guardian (UK) China yesterday threw Zimbabwe's disintegrating economy a lifeline with energy and mining deals worth £700m, including the construction of three coal-fired thermal power stations to aid the state power company which has been cutting customers' power for seven hours a day. Neither China nor Zimbabwe indicated how the investment would be repaid, but the deal will give Beijing access to the African country's precious...
  • Earned Retirement Opportunities Act Gives Combat Troops Tax Help

    05/31/2006 4:20:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 190+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, May 31, 2006 – An act signed into law May 29 by President Bush solves a conflict in the tax code by allowing servicemembers who serve in a combat zone to still contribute to their individual retirement accounts, a Defense Department official said here today. The Heroes Earned Retirement Opportunities Act amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow servicemembers to include tax-exempt combat zone pay in determining the allowable income tax deduction for contributions to retirement savings plans, said Army Lt. Col. Janet Fenton, executive director of the Armed Forces Tax Council. The tax code requires a certain amount...
  • Senate Vote Gives Immigration Bill Steam

    05/17/2006 9:47:43 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 63 replies · 1,169+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/17/06 | Suzanne Gamboa - ap
    WASHINGTON - The Senate voted Wednesday to exclude illegal immigrants convicted of a felony or three misdemeanors from a chance at remaining in the United States under what critics say is an amnesty program. The unanimous vote on an amendment that before Easter had been considered a "poison pill" provided added momentum for broad immigration bill that would give legal status to millions of illegal immigrants and put many of them on a path toward citizenship. The amendment by two of the bill's leading opponents, Republican Sens. Jon Kyl of Arizona and John Cornyn of Texas, was softened Tuesday in...
  • Program Gives Technology Access to Disabled GIs, Employees

    05/10/2006 6:19:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 216+ views
    HONOLULU, May 10, 2006 – A Defense Department program that 64 other federal agencies have adopted sees to it that wounded servicemembers from Iraq and Afghanistan and other people with disabilities have equal access to the information environment and opportunities throughout the federal government, a senior DoD official said here May 8. The Defense Department and other government agencies have the challenges of bringing people with disabilities back to work, Dinah F.B. Cohen told the audience May 8 during DoD''s Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month observance in Honolulu. Photo by Rudi Williams  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Dinah F.B....
  • Hawaii Gives Up on Its Attempt to Control Gas Prices

    HONOLULU (May 6) - Gas prices keep going up everywhere, and Hawaii's unique attempt to control them is running on fumes. The isolated island state whose drivers consistently pay the highest pump prices in the nation has given up on its government-regulated price controls after an eight-month experiment. With the average price for regular in Hawaii rising above $3.38 per gallon Friday, Gov. Linda Lingle signed into law a suspension of the cap that sought to keep the oil companies in check and give a fair price to customers. Bad timing with rising oil prices, outrage among island motorists, industry...
  • Specter Gives Judicial Nominee New Hearing

    05/04/2006 8:30:09 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 804+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/4/06 | Laurie Kellman - ap
    WASHINGTON - Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter on Thursday granted Democrats a hearing to question White House aide and judicial nominee Brett Kavanaugh on his role in the administration's secret wiretapping program, its torture policy and any relationship with convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. The move put off, for now, a repeat of last year's parliamentary showdown over President Bush's nominees. "I don't want to place the Senate in the position we were in a year ago at this time," Specter, R-Pa., said. Democrats lauded the decision. "It's the least that can be done for the nominee to the second highest...
  • Dental Clinic Gives Iraqis Reason to Smile

    05/01/2006 7:10:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 430+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. Anna-Marie Hizer
    In joint Iraqi-U.S. dental assessment and care clinic, medics evaluated and treated patients of all ages. BAGHDAD, May 1, 2006 — A smile can light up one’s face and now, after a joint Iraqi Army and U.S. Army dental clinic, more than 200 Iraqis have a reason to smile. "[We are] concentrating on dental support. It allows us to give something back to the community." U.S. Army Special Forces medic Iraqi Army troops, along with U.S. Special Forces medics, civil affairs and 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division soldiers, recently traveled to a school in Amu Shabi, Iraq, to...
  • Teacher Allegedly Gives Student Some Pot

    03/25/2006 7:41:33 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 72 replies · 1,808+ views ^ | 3 25 06 | Associated Press
    FAIRFAX, Va. - A Chantilly High School teacher accused of giving marijuana to a student was arrested at his home on Monday. Thomas Newlun, 53, faced charges including marijuana distribution and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. According to police, Newlun allegedly gave a small amount of marijuana to a 17-year-old student after class last Friday. The boy then gave the drugs to a school security officer. Fairfax County Public Schools spokesman Paul Regnier said Newlun is on administrative leave without pay. Newlun, a special education teacher, started working for the system in 1989, and except for being out...
  • Karzai 'Gives Pledge' To Save Christian Convert From Execution

    03/24/2006 6:38:35 PM PST · by blam · 40 replies · 813+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-25-2006 | Isambard Wilkinson
    Karzai 'gives pledge' to save Christian convert from execution By Isambard Wilkinson in Islamabad (Filed: 25/03/2006) President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan is reported to have given assurances that an Afghan convert to Christianity will not face the death sentence for apostasy. Mr Karzai is under growing pressure from his western allies to resolve the case of Abdul Rahman. Abdul Rahman converted to Christianity Mr Rahman was arrested last week for converting to Christianity from Islam 16 years ago and could face the death penalty if he refuses to become a Muslim again. The case prompted expressions of concern from President...
  • America Supports You: Italian Company Gives $75,000 for Wounded Vets

    03/17/2006 2:38:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 24 replies · 597+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Mar 16, 2006 | Rudi Williams
    WASHINGTON, March 16, 2006 – Wounded troops can eat a lot of steaks on $75,000, which is the amount the Italian company, Finmeccanica, Inc., gave Washington's Fran O'Brien's Stadium Steakhouse today during a Pentagon ceremony hosted by the deputy secretary of defense. Holding a replica of the $75,000 check presented to Washington's Fran O'Brien's Stadium Steakhouse are co-owner Marty O'Brien and Pier Francesco Guarguaglini (right), chairman and chief executive officer of the Finmeccanica, Inc., of Rome, Italy. The company donated the money to help the restaurant provide free steak dinners to wounded servicemembers. Standing in the background are servicemembers...
  • Retired Airman gives Soldier's mother peace (TISSUE ALERT!)

    02/09/2006 8:51:40 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 381+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Feb 9, 2006 | Senior Airman Brian Ferguson
    2/9/2006 - BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. (AFPN) -- When Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast it destroyed more than just property and possessions -- it destroyed memories. Six months later, surrounded by her late son’s fellow warriors, Denise Godbolt cried and hugged Susan Jarrett as the Jarrett family presented Mrs. Godbolt with two new shadow boxes Feb. 8, replacing ones damaged during Hurricane Katrina. Retired Tech. Sgt. Mike Jarrett and his wife, Susan, decided to replace the damaged shadow boxes for Mrs. Godbolt after seeing her on a Veterans Day newscast on their local television station. “My wife...
  • Rumsfeld Notes Terrorists' Failures, Gives QDR Preview

    02/01/2006 5:24:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 354+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 1, 2006 | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2006 – Terrorists have failed repeatedly to meet their objectives in Iraq, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said here today. "They failed to stop the January elections, they failed to stop the drafting of the constitution, they failed to stop the referendum on the constitution, they failed to stop the most recent election, they failed to stop the seating of the parliament, they're going to fail to stop the seating of a new government," Rumsfeld said at a Pentagon news briefing. "They are on the run. ... They have failed in almost everything they have tried to...
  • Nuclear Chief Gives Iran A Deadline (ElBaradei)

    01/16/2006 5:46:08 PM PST · by blam · 47 replies · 747+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-17-2006 | Anton La Guardia
    Nuclear chief gives Iran a deadline By Anton La Guardia, Diplomatic Editor (Filed: 17/01/2006) The chief international nuclear inspector has given Iran an ultimatum to come clean about its nuclear programme or face political isolation, sanctions and ultimately military force. As Britain, France and Germany prepared the ground to report Iran to the United Nations, the usually cautious Mohammed ElBaradei, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, spoke with unprecedented bluntness about his frustration with Iran. "We are coming to the litmus test in the next few weeks," he said in an interview in Newsweek magazine. "Diplomacy has...
  • Soldier gives Marine a kidney

    01/05/2006 3:38:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 544+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Jan 5, 2005 | Sandy Miller
    BUHL, Idaho -- You never call a Marine a Soldier and you never call a Soldier a Marine. And never confuse a Marine's "oohrah" with a Soldier’s "hooah." In fact, one of the few things a Marine and a Soldier will agree on is how much fun it is to make jokes about the Air Force. But when it comes down to the wire, they come through for each other.
  • SV man's sister gives him an early gift (The Gift of Life)

    12/25/2005 8:49:07 AM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 321+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | Dec 25, 2005 | Amanda Baillie
    SIERRA VISTA — When Jay Record woke up this morning, he already had the gift he wanted — a new kidney. Now the Sierra Vista dad hopes to be starting 2006 with a new lease of life after receiving the kidney from his sister Juliann. The siblings are now recovering from the Dec. 15 operation, which took place at the Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix. “I felt great knowing that I would be getting a healthy kidney, especially coming from a family member. That made it really special,” said Jay, 34, who first learned his kidneys were not...
  • New Orleans native gives up basketball, stays Marine

    12/20/2005 4:46:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 583+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 20, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Lucian Friel
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Dec. 20, 2005) -- When Donald R. Williams, Jr. played basketball for Marion-Abramson High School in his hometown of New Orleans, he had everything all planned out. The young basketball star wanted to attend Louisiana State University on a basketball scholarship and then the sky was the limit. He soon found out that things don’t always go one’s way. After graduating in 1997 and receiving only a partial scholarship for basketball, Williams decided it was time to look at other options. “Because I didn’t get the full scholarship I needed to go to college,...
  • America Supports You: Iraq Vet Gives Back to Comrades

    12/07/2005 4:26:19 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 280+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Dec 7, 2005 | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2005 – After serving 14 months in Iraq and feeling firsthand the positive effects of letters from home, Army Staff Sgt. Juan Salas decided to start a program to benefit his fellow servicemembers still serving overseas. Salas, who is part of the Army Reserve 411th Civil Affairs Battalion of Danbury, Conn., enlisted the help of his college president and staff and created "My Soldier." My Soldier supports troops serving in hardship areas by establishing pen-pal relationships between them and people back home. "By writing letters and sending occasional care packages, civilians contribute to the morale and quality...
  • 9/11 Panel Gives White House Mixed Review (Dubya hasn't stopped al-Qaida attempts to get WMD)

    11/14/2005 3:45:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies · 850+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/14/05 | BARRY SCHWEID
    9/11 Panel Gives White House Mixed ReviewBy BARRY SCHWEID, AP Diplomatic Writer 1 hour, 10 minutes ago Fred Fielding, a member of the Sept. 11 commission, prepares to join other panelists in a progress report on the 2004 recommendations aimed at guarding against future terrorist attacks, at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, Monday, Nov. 14, 2005. Fielding, a former Nixon White House counsel, praised U.S. attempts to integrate the Arab and Muslim world into the global trading system and in fighting terrorism financing. The Bush administration was given a mixed review and was criticized for not...
  • Web Site Error Gives Travelers Super Discounts

    11/13/2005 1:20:03 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 23 replies · 914+ views ^ | 11 12 05 | Kyle Peterson
    CHICAGO (Nov. 12) - Online travel agency said a glitch last week allowed some travelers to book hotel stays in Japan at stunningly low prices and that only some of these reservations would be honored., run by Expedia Inc., posted incorrect prices for two Hilton International hotels in Japan. Some customers reported prices as low as $2 a night. The agency blamed the mix-up on an "isolated processing incident" at Hilton. A hotel spokeswoman described it as a "technical glitch" on Hilton's side. Expedia said Friday that Hilton would honor some of these bookings and that other customers...
  • Rice Gives Troops in Iraq Veterans Day Thank You

    11/11/2005 2:03:55 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 425+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Nov 11, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2005 – Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice paid a Veterans Day visit to troops in Iraq today to honor their service and joined them and Iraqi leaders in inaugurating the Nineveh Provincial Reconstruction Team, headquartered in Mosul. The secretary met with leaders of the provincial government, including the governor, deputy governor, chairman of the Provincial Council and the chairman of the Provincial Reconstruction Development Team. She also addressed soldiers from Multinational Force Northwest during a Veterans Day celebration. Rice told servicemembers deployed to Iraq she recognizes that the work they're doing isn't easy and is often dangerous,...
  • Charles Gives US A Parting Shot

    11/08/2005 6:49:27 PM PST · by blam · 98 replies · 2,283+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-9-2005 | Caroline Davies
    Charles gives US a parting shot By Caroline Davies in San Francisco (Filed: 09/11/2005) San Francisco is the Prince of Wales's "kinda place". He loves its public transport, declaring yesterday: "I'm so glad you still have the wonderful evocative sounds of the trams." That had not changed in the 29 years since the prince was last here, and made him "sad" that Britain had so few left. He was, undoubtedly, thrilled when the mayor, Gavin Newsom, pointed out that his city had the best electrified public transport system in America and a fleet of 1,000 alternative fuel vehicles. It is...
  • Mayor sees a Camelot by the bay (Gastric Nuisance gives State of the City 2005 address)

    10/27/2005 11:42:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies · 598+ views ^ | 10/26/05 | Rachel Gordon
    Mayor Gavin Newsom declared San Francisco strong and getting stronger in his annual State of the City address Wednesday and said he will create a city of hope and opportunity that embraces emerging industries and trains a competitive workforce -- at the same time making the surroundings more safe, healthy and beautiful. "As we reshape our urban environment,'' Newsom said, "we are reimagining San Francisco as a city of possibility, a city that will attract families and so nurture the next generation, a city that will attract economic investment and so ensure that our basic needs are met.'' Newsom delivered...
  • Bush Gives In To Pressure Over Illegal Migrants

    08/24/2005 5:33:03 PM PDT · by blam · 77 replies · 1,935+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-25-2005 | Francis Harris
    Bush gives in to pressure over illegal migrants By Francis Harris in Washington (Filed: 25/08/2005) The Bush administration has signalled a big policy reversal on illegal immigration, telling a worried public that it is "rightly distressed" about the nation's porous borders. The homeland security secretary, Michael Chertoff, made what amounted to a U-turn on immigration policy after months of rising pressure from congressmen and law enforcement officials. The Minutemen: volunteers who patrol the Mexico-US border Mr Chertoff appeared to bow in the direction of public opinion, which is increasingly restive over the unrestricted flood of people into the US. "The...
  • Military Doctor Gives Afghan Girl Gift of Life (Pull out your Hankies)

    08/23/2005 6:39:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 38 replies · 963+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Aug 23, 2005 | Army Sgt. Tara Teel
    Eight-year-old Karishma rests following her heart surgery. The surgery was performed by military doctors at the hospital at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 14, 2005. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Tara TeelThe efforts of two Special Forces medical personnel and a military doctor at Bagram Airfield's hospital ensure an ailing Afghan girl receives life-saving heart surgery BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Aug. 23, 2005 — Karishma tried to be like any other eight-year-old, running and playing with endless energy, but for her, there was a limit to her energy. She would not be able to look forward to a normal, long life because...
  • Embattled home lender gives heavily to politicians -Ameriquest

    08/12/2005 7:38:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 911+ views ^ | 8/12/05 | John Wildermuth
    A giant Orange County mortgage company accused of duping low-income homeowners has pumped more than $7 million into California politics since 2002, including contributions to Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Democratic Attorney General Bill Lockyer and dozens of other state legislators, members of Congress and political committees. Ameriquest's top executive, Roland Arnall, also has been one of President Bush's top fundraisers, generating $12 million for the president's political efforts during the past four years. On July 28, Bush nominated Arnall, a billionaire who was ranked No. 106 in the 2004 Forbes magazine list of the wealthiest Americans, as ambassador to the...
  • Judge gives Limbaugh medical records to investigators

    07/06/2005 3:08:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies · 1,595+ views ^ | 7/06/05 | JILL BARTON
    Judge gives Limbaugh medical records to investigators By JILL BARTON Associated Press Writer July 06, 2005 5:42PM A judge Wednesday gave some of Rush Limbaugh's medical records to prosecutors, allowing their long-stalled investigation into whether the conservative commentator illegally purchased painkillers to move forward. Circuit Court Judge Thomas Barkdull III also returned some of Limbaugh's records to his attorney, Roy Black. Black had argued that the judge should limit the records prosecutors can review because they contain privileged, even embarrassing, details about medical procedures, symptoms and other issues that were unrelated to the criminal investigation. After a hearing on Wednesday,...
  • War Game Gives Washington A Lesson In Power

    06/03/2005 5:57:19 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 610+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-4-2005 | Alec Russell
    War game gives Washington a lesson in power By Alec Russell in Rhode Island (Filed: 04/06/2005) The mood in the White House situation room was gloomy. Iran had nuclear weapons; the Chinese had turned North Korea into a de facto colony; and Brazil was getting uppity and refusing to take America's side. And still the world's lone superpower was barely reacting. Peter Sellers in the cold war satire Dr Strangelove "We are perceived as losing prestige, as not taking the lead,'' a US aide said. "Not,'' she added thoughtfully, "that we didn't get whacked around earlier for being a bully.''...
  • Chafee gives reluctant support to Bolton

    05/10/2005 4:02:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 857+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 5/10/05 | Anne Gearan - AP
    WASHINGTON - One of the moderate Republicans who has been wavering on the nomination of John R. Bolton to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday he will reluctantly support the embattled nominee. Rhode Island Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee's decision gives momentum to Bolton ahead of a Senate Foreign Relations Committee vote Thursday. Chafee said he decided to support Bolton because he is President Bush's choice. "I won't deny a lot of the information certainly brings great pause, but I fight the administration on so many issues; this is one of those that I've been with them on...
  • CA: Judge gives OK to sue over smog

    04/27/2005 9:11:35 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 564+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/27/05 | Sarah Ruby
    Environmental groups have the right to sue state agencies for not controlling pesticide pollution, a federal judge in Sacramento ruled Monday. State air quality agencies violated the federal Clean Air Act,which calls for a 20 percent reduction in smog caused by pesticides between 1990 and 2005, the lawsuit says. The required smog reduction hasn't happened in the San Joaquin Valley, where pesticide-induced smog has increased since 1990. "I'm ecstatic that (the judge) saw it our way," said Teresa DeAnda, an activist from Earlimart whose organization joined four others in the suit. They say the state's approach to pesticide smog pollution...
  • CA: Drug companies' PAC gives big after Schwarzenegger's vetoes

    03/10/2005 2:53:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 285+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/10/05 | Tom Chorneau - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - For more than a decade, a trade group representing the nation's biggest drug companies was content to sit on the sidelines of California's legislative races. But after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed four bills in September that would have made it easier for Californians to buy cheaper prescription drugs from Canada, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Alliance quickly emerged as one of California's major players and one of the governor's key supporters. The PhRMA group jumped into state legislative races late in the 2004 campaign - only two weeks after Schwarzenegger's Sept. 29 veto of the...
  • CA: Governor gives 'special interest' new slant

    02/27/2005 8:14:21 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 210+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 2/27/05 | Bill Ainsworth
    SACRAMENTO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger lauded teachers union leaders and educators last year for their "generosity and great vision" when they agreed to give up $2 billion in education funding to help balance the state budget. This year, when the same coalition demanded that Schwarzenegger follow through with that deal and give more money to schools as he promised, he called them "special interests." Since being swept into office in the recall campaign of 2003, Schwarzenegger has defined "special interest" selectively. Most Californians consider special interests to be all-powerful Sacramento players that spend millions on lobbying and campaign contributions. Schwarzenegger...