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  • Moral Poverty at the UN

    06/09/2008 5:52:38 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 6 replies · 118+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 6-9-08 | Joseph Klein
    The United Nations’ World Food Summit held in Rome in 2002 to discuss how to cut world hunger in half by 2015 came under heavy criticism for the lavish feasts held during that conference. However, this spectacle of UN extravagance during a conference devoted to hunger pales in comparison to the obscene presence of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the UN’s three-day summit on the world’s food crisis that opened in Rome on June 3, 2008.
  • Marine gets no time, ordered discharged for killing Iraqi army private [LCpl Holmes]

    12/14/2007 12:38:13 PM PST · by RedRover · 226 replies · 1,105+ views
    North County Times ^ | December 14, 2007 | MARK WALKER
    CAMP PENDLETON ---- A lance corporal convicted Thursday of killing an Iraqi army private a year ago and who has spent the last 10 months in the Camp Pendleton brig will not serve any more time, a military jury decided Friday. Lance Cpl. Delano V. Holmes smiled at his attorneys shortly after the sentence was announced in a base courtroom. The jury that found Holmes guilty of negligent homicide and lying to investigators could have sentenced him to as much as eight years in prison. Although it decided he should not serve any more time, the panel ordered that he...
  • Marine Faces Court-Martial in Iraq Death [LCpl Delano Holmes]

    12/03/2007 6:12:05 PM PST · by RedRover · 34 replies · 413+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 3, 2007 | CHELSEA J. CARTER
    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — A court-martial opened Monday for a Marine accused of murdering an Iraqi soldier while the two men stood guard together in Fallujah. But the 22-year-old reservist says he acted in self-defense. Lance Cpl. Delano Holmes, of Indianapolis, is accused of stabbing Munther Jasem Muhammed Hassin to death as they stood watch at a security post on Dec. 31, 2006. He has pleaded not guilty to charges of unpremeditated murder and making a false statement. His court-martial started Monday with attorneys for both sides arguing motions over the use of photographs of the soldier's body as...
  • Marine faces trial for killing Iraqi soldier [LCpl Delano Holmes]

    11/30/2007 7:21:54 PM PST · by RedRover · 26 replies · 479+ views
    North County Times ^ | November 29, 2007 | Mark Walker
    CAMP PENDLETON ---- A Marine lance corporal asserts he killed an Iraqi soldier last New Year's Eve because he feared for his life after the two became embroiled in a struggle involving a cigarette and cell phone. The Marine Corps alleges that the killing was not self-defense, but a case of rage-driven murder that could result in Lance Cpl. Delano "Del" Holmes facing a life prison sentence if convicted. On Monday, a 10-member military jury will gather in a Camp Pendleton courtroom to hear the case and decide which version of the events is best supported by the evidence. "It...
  • Comet Holmes is Bigger than the Sun

    11/14/2007 7:06:58 PM PST · by annie laurie · 41 replies · 183+ views
    Universe Today ^ | November 13th, 2007 | Fraser Cain
    All right, that title is a little misleading. In fact, when I first read the original press release, my skepticism alarms went off. But it's true, the amazing Comet Holmes now has a halo that's larger than the Sun. Not bad for a comet that, until three weeks ago, was just a tiny dim dirty snowball orbiting near Jupiter. Comet Holmes made its spectacular outburst on October 24, 2007. Formally dim enough to only be visible in the most powerful telescopes, it quickly brightened up to be seen with the unaided eye - even in light-polluted cities (like my very...
  • Lawyers: Marine was being treated [LCp Delano Holmes still in brig, still awaits day in court]

    11/01/2007 11:10:40 AM PDT · by RedRover · 19 replies · 825+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | November 1, 2007 | Rick Rogers
    CAMP PENDLETON – In the months before Marine Lance Cpl. Delano Holmes fatally stabbed an Iraqi soldier in their sentry outpost, military doctors were treating him with drugs for anxiety and insomnia, his attorneys said this week. Prosecutors have charged Holmes with murdering Mutather Jasem Muhammed Hassin on Dec. 31 in Fallujah. Holmes cut and stabbed Hassin 40 times with his combat knife, with some of the wounds piercing the victim's spine. The revelations come about a month before the start of Holmes' court-martial at Camp Pendleton. They provide further evidence that defense lawyers, as part of their overall court...
  • KAITLYN and MOVIE REVIEW-Kaitlyn Brings Magic Back to Christmas; "First Daughter" Review

    01/04/2007 3:18:05 AM PST · by Fishtalk · 2 replies · 154+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 1/4/07 | Pat Fish
    Three females in my surround suffered serious man trouble over the holidays. It was three-year-old Kaitlyn who temporarily stopped the heartbreak and taught us all the joy of Christmas through a child's eyes. Also, a TV review of "First Daughter", a cotton candy confection of a movie featuring Tom Cruise's new love, Katie Holmes.
  • Caption Katie Holmes and her keeper, Tom Cruise (vanity)

    08/23/2006 11:43:52 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 10 replies · 952+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 8/23 | staff
  • Report: Vanity Fair lands Suri Cruise photos

    08/10/2006 2:01:16 PM PDT · by Tulsa Ramjet · 17 replies · 1,153+ views
    reuters ^ | Thursday, August 10, 2006; Posted: 9:40 a.m. EDT | Reuters
    One of the most elusive figures in Hollywood since the heyday of Howard Hughes may be about to make her debut. The New York Post reported on Wednesday that Vanity Fair magazine has landed the first photos of Suri Cruise, the baby born to actor Tom Cruise and actress Katie Holmes last April 18 and who has never been seen by the public, although family friend Penelope Cruz says she is "beautiful." The Post said the pictures were taken by celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz and will be published this fall.
  • Hilarious Stephen Colbert interview of Eleanor Holmes Norton

    07/29/2006 10:13:08 PM PDT · by Defiant · 31 replies · 4,836+ views
    Comedy Central, via YouTube ^ | 7/29/2006 | Stephen Colbert
    This is really funny stuff. I don't think Eleanor is playing along, I think she really is getting angry during this interview. Either way, it is very entertaining. Here's the link: Colbert Interview
  • Police: Santonio Holmes charged with domestic violence

    06/19/2006 4:44:50 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 9 replies · 524+ views
    AP via ^ | 06/19/2006 | na
    Police: Santonio Holmes charged with domestic violence Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio - Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes was charged with domestic violence early Monday in his second arrest since being selected in the first round of the NFL draft. Holmes was arrested at an apartment just after midnight and taken to Franklin County Jail, Sgt. Loucious Hollis said. Holmes' first court appearance was scheduled for Tuesday morning, a jail officer said. Hollis confirmed the domestic violence charge against Holmes but said he couldn't reveal who made the complaint or provide details of the allegation. ...(snip for excerpt)
  • Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise have Welcomed Their First Child

    04/18/2006 4:16:09 PM PDT · by Blogger · 94 replies · 1,834+ views
    Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise have welcomed their first child together, two inside sources have told PEOPLE. No other details are immediately available. In late October, barely six months into their romance, an ecstatic Cruise and Holmes revealed that they were expectant parents. Cruise, 43, and Holmes, 27, had made no secret of their desire to start a family together: When asked by PEOPLE last June if they were planning to have children, Holmes smiled and said simply, "Yes." Friends of the Toledo, Ohio-bred Holmes called her perfectly suited to her upcoming role. "She almost seems born for motherhood," said...
  • Cruise: Baby Won't Be Baptised ("Have Catholic Baptism")

    04/13/2006 5:02:11 PM PDT · by Murtyo · 65 replies · 1,730+ views
    ABC News ^ | Apr 13, 2006 | By The Associated Press
    (AP)— Katie Holmes was raised a Catholic, but, says fiance Tom Cruise, their soon-to-arrive baby will not have a Catholic baptism. "No," Cruise tells Diane Sawyer in an interview on ABC's "Primetime," airing Friday, 9 p.m. EDT. "No, I mean you can be Catholic and be a Scientologist. You can be Jewish and be a Scientologist. But we're just Scientologists." The 27-year-old Holmes' switch to Scientology has sparked reports of a rift between her devout parents, Ohio natives Martin and Kathleen, and the 43-year-old actor, who introduced her to Scientology. However, Cruise shrugs off the stories of family friction, telling...
  • Katie Holmes Agrees Motherly Contact With Infant Is Bad

    04/11/2006 7:42:36 AM PDT · by Blogger · 99 replies · 1,716+ views ^ | 4/11/06 | Starpulse Blog
    Katie Holmes Agrees Motherly Contact With Infant Is Bad Katie Holmes has been banned from speaking to her baby for a week after it is born, it has been reported. The pregnant actress has agreed not to talk to her new arrival, believed to be a girl, for at least seven days after she has entered the world, in accordance with fiancé Tom Cruise's Scientology beliefs. Katie, who is due to give birth any day, has already promised Tom she will deliver the child in complete silence, and she will also have very little contact afterwards. A source told Closer...
  • Tom gets 'wed' on cruise

    03/16/2006 2:27:57 PM PST · by Cecily · 48 replies · 1,159+ views
    The Sun ^ | March 16, 2006 | Emily Smith
    Tom Cruise and fiancée Katie Holmes have declared their love for each other in a bizarre “wedding” ceremony — on a ship. The couple exchanged rings emblazoned with triangular Scientology symbols as fellow cult members John Travolta and Kirstie Alley looked on. An insider said: “Katie wore a flowing white dress and Tom was in a black suit as they exchanged rings during the brief 30 minute ceremony. “The couple then walked across a tiny bridge — a Scientology symbol for the journey to total freedom.”
  • Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes Baby Battle: Catholicism or Scientology

    03/18/2006 2:05:32 AM PST · by beaversmom · 119 replies · 6,104+ views
    There has been plenty of speculation on the way the fabulous Katie Holmes is to give birth to her baby. The little one could come at any moment and it appears that Tom Cruise and Katie are already battling over the baby. No - they are not battling over how the baby will be born, but what happens if the pair split after the little one emerges. The rub reportedly is the baby's religion - Catholicism or Scientology? Life & Style Magazine details in this week's report that Katie is miserable and if there is a split - as that...
  • Katie Holmes Called 'Stepford Wife'

    04/07/2006 8:49:12 PM PDT · by Blogger · 12 replies · 882+ views ^ | 7 Apr 2006 | Susan Hatch
    Katie Holmes Called 'Stepford Wife' -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- By Susan Hatch Apr 7, 2006 It was only a matter of time. The fabulous Katie Holmes has been dubbed as behaving like a 'Stepford wife.' She has been quite odd since this whole - I wanna marry my dream guy Tom Cruise thing stated. Katie Accused: Stepford Wife Now here come the brainwashing hints. Who better to deliver the story than Page Six. The gossip column asks - What's up with Katie Holmes? *** The once vivacious actress is like a "Stepford" wife ever since she hooked up with Tom Cruise and Scientology....
  • Katie Holmes (OK, that looks a little strange)

    04/07/2006 8:48:52 AM PDT · by OXENinFLA · 101 replies · 29,646+ views
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  • Cruise in birth control

    03/28/2006 5:56:13 AM PST · by Quilla · 64 replies · 983+ views
    The Sun (UK) ^ | March 28, 2006 | Julie Moult
    TOM Cruise’s pregnant fiancée Katie Holmes will be reminded to keep her vow of silence during birth — by signs plastered around their home. The couple — following the Scientology tradition of a silent birth — had the posters delivered to their Beverly Hills mansion. The 6ft placards will be placed so Katie can see them in labour. One reads: “Be silent and make all physical movements slow and understandable.” Dawson’s Creek actress Katie, 26, must “keep mum” and will not even be allowed painkillers when she has the couple’s first child due any day. Friends — believed to be...
  • Ebonics on H&C

    01/31/2006 5:26:23 PM PST · by Tim Long · 19 replies · 798+ views
    Did anyone notice the ebonics correction last night on Hannity & Colmes? A black man was on to talk about how he opposed white organizations supporting black history month. He said something like "we're just givin' it to ya back." Then Hannity said "Giving it to you back? Is that what you said?" I was surprised to hear that on TV. You'd think Sharpton and Farrakhan would be in an uproar.And then at the end, the guest held up the "black power" fist, but his hand was just offscreen. Hilarious.

    01/07/2006 6:06:43 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 7 replies · 655+ views
    PENAL LAW: A WebCourt Opinions  UNITED STATES     v.     HOLMES     Circuit Court, E. D. Pennsylvania.     26 F.Cas. 360 (1842)  The American ship William Brown, left Liverpool on the 13th of March, 1841, bound for Philadelphia, in the United States.  She had on board (besides a heavy cargo) 17 of a crew, and 65 passengers, Scotch and Irish emigrants. About 10 o'clock on the night of the 19th of April, when distant 250 miles southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland, the vessel struck an iceberg, and began to fill so repidly that it was evidence she must soon go...
  • Katie Holmes Completely Cruise Controlled (TomKat/Hollyweird Alert)

    10/07/2005 8:56:07 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 16 replies · 6,058+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 07, 2005 | Roger Friedman
    Katie Holmes Continues Purge of Inner Circle Katie Holmes fired her publicist of nearly eight years on Tuesday. During her conversation with Leslie Sloane-Zelnick, Holmes did not mention that she was pregnant by fiancé Tom Cruise. The next day, the news broke. In short order, since meeting Cruise in April, Holmes has now fired her manager, changed agents and discharged her publicist. All had been her longtime allies. And let's not forget the broken engagement to actor Chris Klein back in March. That's a lot of activity for seven months. Where does that leave our Katie? I'm told that Holmes...
  • Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Expecting

    10/05/2005 1:44:51 PM PDT · by Jaded · 54 replies · 4,552+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 10/5/05 | AP Staff Writer
    NEW YORK - Let the couch-jumping begin: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are expecting a baby. Holmes' pregnancy was reported Wednesday by People magazine. The couple have been dating since April and became engaged in June.
  • Cruise, Holmes expecting baby (Hollyweirdo Alert)

    10/06/2005 4:25:22 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 41 replies · 1,113+ views
    ABC News Online ^ | Thursday, October 6, 2005 | ABC News Online
    US movie star Tom Cruise, 43, and his fiancee, actress Katie Holmes, 27, are expecting a baby together, a spokeswoman for the actor says. News that Holmes is pregnant with Cruise's child was first reported by People magazine on its website. "I can confirm that," spokeswoman Marlan Willard said, but added she had no information about a due date or any other details. A statement from Cruise's chief publicist said "Tom and Katie are very excited and the entire family is every excited". No wedding date for the couple has been set. Cruise and Holmes began dating in mid-April and...
  • Back to the Future Part IV, Time After Time 2

    08/30/2005 8:57:04 AM PDT · by J. Neil Schulman · 6 replies · 1,389+ views
    IMDb ^ | August 29, 2005 | J. Neil Schulman
    Back to the Future Part IV / Time After Time 2By J. Neil SchulmanA movie I would love to see but am never going to be allowed to write.--JNS While traveling through the American southwest, Sherlock Holmes1 is hired by the railroad to investigate the hijacking and destruction of a locomotive that was deliberately crashed, apparently senselessly, off an unfinished railroad bridge into Shonash Ravine 2, Hill County, Texas. During his investigation Holmes sees a flying locomotive engineered by a white-haired man and a dark-haired woman2, which Holmes initially attributes to a cocaine-induced hallucination3. However, further investigation of forensic...
  • Bacall: Cruise is sick

    08/03/2005 12:58:14 AM PDT · by BigSkyFreeper · 77 replies · 2,576+ views
    This Is London ^ | August 2, 2005 | Richard Simpson, Daily Mail
    Lauren Bacall has attacked Tom Cruise as 'shocking, vulgar and sick' for exploiting his private life to sell his movies. The 81-year-old Hollywood legend also poured scorn on his acting abilities. Miss Bacall spoke of her distaste at Cruise's publicising of his relationship with fiancèe Katie Holmes, which conveniently coincided with the launch of his latest film War Of The Worlds.
  • Huge Confederate flag flying high over I-65

    06/13/2005 4:41:07 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 810 replies · 12,824+ views
    decaturdaily. ^ | 13-June-2005
    VERBENA (AP) — A huge Confederate battle flag flying over Interstate 65 north of Montgomery will become a permanent fixture, according to officials with the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The organization bought land on the side of the interstate near Verbena and put up the flag, which has been flying for several months above the tree lines from the top of a large pole, easily visible from the heavily traveled interstate. Leonard Wilson, commander of the Alabama division of Sons of Confederate Veterans, said the flag will be dedicated in a ceremony at 5 p.m. on June 26. The flag...
  • Cruise Says Holmes 'Digs' Scientology

    06/11/2005 6:50:43 PM PDT · by Charles Wickman · 66 replies · 2,697+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Jun 11, | Yahoo News
    Tom Cruise says girlfriend Katie Holmes "digs" the Church of Scientology. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Cruise says the 26-year-old "Batman Begins" actress is curious about Scientology, founded by L. Ron Hubbard. "Yes, absolutely. She digs it," the 42-year-old actor tells the magazine. When asked if he's become more passionate about Scientology, Cruise says: "I've always been passionate about it. I've always talked about it when people asked about it." He also confirmed there was a Scientology massage tent on the set of his upcoming film, "War of the Worlds."
  • Practice, Man, Practice

    06/06/2005 4:19:16 PM PDT · by TBP · 2 replies · 252+ views
    I AM Spirit ^ | Spring 2005 | Tim Phares, RScP
    When I was a boy, my parents used to enjoy a comedian named Ronnie Graham. One of his jokes was, "The other day a cat came up to me and said, 'How do I get to Carnegie Hall?' and I said 'Practice, man, practice.' This other cat came up to me and said, 'Meow.' He was a real cat." We talk a lot in our movement about spiritual practices. I am a Religious Science Practitioner; the root word of Practitioner is practice. But why do we practice? Ernest Holmes said that a central concept of our movement is "Perfect God,...
  • Man Who Supplied Clinton's Deferment Dies

    01/18/2005 5:44:12 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 7 replies · 485+ views
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Eugene J. Holmes, a retired Army colonel who accused Bill Clinton (news - web sites) of deceiving him in order to dodge the Vietnam War draft, has died at age 88. Holmes, who survived the Bataan Death March during World War II, died Saturday at his Fayetteville home, Moore's Chapel funeral home said. Holmes was director of the University of Arkansas Reserve Officers' Training Corps program in 1969 when Clinton — then a Rhodes scholar attending Oxford University in England — applied to the program to satisfy draft deferments. He never actually enrolled in the program. In...
  • Retired Army Col. Eugene Holmes dies - Accused Clinton of dodging the draft

    01/18/2005 2:54:08 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 25 replies · 871+ views
    Associated Press | January 18, 2005
    Retired colonel who supplied Clinton's Vietnam deferment dies FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — A survivor of the Bataan Death March in World War II who later accused Bill Clinton of deceiving him to dodge the Vietnam War draft has died. Retired Army Col. Eugene J. Holmes died of natural causes at his Fayetteville home Saturday, according to Moore's Chapel funeral home. He was 88. Holmes was director of the University of Arkansas ROTC program in 1969 when Clinton — then a Rhodes Scholar attending Oxford University in England — applied to the officer training program to satisfy draft deferments, but never...
  • The Ins and Outs of Jury Nullification

    07/02/2004 11:28:32 PM PDT · by betty boop · 40 replies · 1,427+ views
    self relying on various ^ | July 2, 2004 | Jean F. Drew
    The Ins and Outs of Jury Nullificationby Jean F. Drew If a juror accepts as the law that which the judge states then that juror has accepted the exercise of absolute authority of a government employee and has surrendered a power and right that once was the citizen’s safeguard of liberty, -- for the saddest epitaph which can be carved in the memory of a vanished liberty is that it was lost because its possessors failed to stretch forth a saving hand while yet there was time. -- Thomas Jefferson The Framers of the Constitution of the United States were...
  • Diplomats and Military Commanders for Change to Hold (ANTI-BUSH) Press Conf. June 16 in Wash. DC

    06/13/2004 2:55:37 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 50 replies · 863+ views
    US Newswire ^ | June 13, 2004 | US Newswire
    News Advisory: Diplomats and Military Commanders for Change, a group of retired ambassadors and senior military officers, will hold a Morning Newsmaker news conference Wednesday, June 16, at 8 a.m. EDT at the National Press Club (Zenger Room), 13th floor, 529 14th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. The topic will be "The Need for Change in U.S. Foreign and Defense Policy." The group includes former ambassadors Jeffrey Davidow, William DePree, Charles Freeman Jr., William Harrop, Arthur Hartman, H. Allen Holmes, Samuel Lewis, Princeton Lyman, Jack Matlock Jr., Donald McHenry, Richard Murphy, David Newsom, Phyllis Oakley, John Reinhardt, Ronald Spiers, Nicholas Veliotes...
  • The Eileen Wellstone Chapter you will never see in Clinton's book -- ghostwritten by DFU

    06/01/2004 6:35:58 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 27 replies · 533+ views
    dfu | 6-1-04 | dfu
    She was cute in her own way. I caught a glimpse of her across the pub, and we finally made eye contact. I knew how the night would end, but I didn't know whether it would be voluntary on her part. Her name was Eileen, and she was nineteen years old. She looked innocent. She was perfect for defiling. After a few beers and conversation about how I was going to change the world, she agreed that I could walk her home. Southern charm gets 'em every damn time. While she made a restroom stop just before we were ready...
  • Open verdict in death of Holmes expert

    04/25/2004 8:21:49 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 30 replies · 186+ views
    The Guardian ^ | April 24, 2004 | Jamie Wilson
    The world's foremost expert on Sherlock Holmes was found garrotted in his bed surrounded by cuddly toys and a bottle of gin, an inquest heard yesterday. Richard Lancelyn Green, 50, had become paranoid in the days before his death, telling friends and relatives that his home was bugged and that a mysterious American was out to besmirch his reputation. He died from asphyxiation after a garrotte was tightened around his neck. Yesterday coroner Paul Knapman called it a "very unusual death" and recorded an open verdict. He said there was insufficient evidence to rule whether it was suicide, murder or...
  • The Power that Jesus Used

    04/12/2004 9:07:03 PM PDT · by TBP · 13 replies · 151+ views
    New Thought Network ^ | 1973 | Dr. Ernest Holmes
    The Philosophy of Jesus for the World Today by Ernest Holmes Chapter One: The Power that Jesus Used ©Science of Mind Publications Throughout our lives we have read and wondered about the miracles of Jesus. But to how many of us has the thought come that this same power must be available to everyone? We have been so accustomed to thinking of Jesus as a man filled with love and compassion and human kindness that we have over­looked something else about him that is equally important. Jesus had access to a spiritual Power that he used in every way. To...
  • Legislator denies DUI charge

    02/07/2004 6:26:58 PM PST · by TankerKC · 28 replies · 463+ views
    Montgomery Advertiser ^ | February 7, 2004 | Crystal Bonvillian
    <p>Authorities stopped state Rep. Alvin Holmes, D-Montgomery, for suspected drunken driving Wednesday night, but instead of arresting him, a Montgomery County sheriff's supervisor drove him home.</p> <p>The Sheriff's Department followed state law that prevents law enforcement officers from arresting or citing legislators for a crime -- except for felonies, treason or breach of peace -- during attendances of a legislative session or going to or from a session.</p>
  • On judging judges

    08/07/2003 6:01:13 PM PDT · by rdf · 4 replies · 159+ views
    Declaration Foundation ^ | Aug 7, 2003 | Editorial
    "Indeed, it's hard to see how anyone who's ever had any dealings with Mr. Holmes, as we have, would have anything but respect for the man." Familiarity breeds respect from Arkansas Online THE DOG DAYS, they're called, this time of year when the days grow hotter and tempers shorter. It's a good time to sit back, have some iced tea, and think on why some political disputes don't ignite here in Arkansas. Sometimes both parties can even get behind the same nominee for the judiciary. It can happen when the nominee is an Arkansan like James Leon Holmes. He's a...
  • Democrat Senate Judiciary would deny right to practice faith

    07/25/2003 10:27:34 PM PDT · by Huber · 11 replies · 280+ views
    <p>Judge for Yourself Are Senate Democrats determined to keep believers off the bench?</p> <p>A study of the earliest federal judicial nominees reveals that they were expected to be of the highest character, display sober temperament, experience no incidents of moral turpitude, and profess a belief in God and the Bible. A federal judge's public display of faith was considered to be a mark of the highest ethical standards and an indication of fairness and concern for all who would seek justice in the courts.</p>
  • A Triumph and a Tragedy

    06/12/2003 11:04:19 PM PDT · by Salvation · 29 replies · 297+ views
    Catholic Information Network ^ | 1994 | James Aking and Pat Madrid
    A Triumph and a Tragedy by James Akin I broke off a piece of the popsicle in my hand and placed it carefully in the mouth of my dying wife. Renee lay on her back, restless in the hospital bed, suffering from an advanced case of colon cancer which we had discovered a little more than a month before. She ate several more pieces of popsicle as I broke them off for her, then said she could eat no more, so I let her rest. When our parish priest arrived he and I went into a conference room down the...
  • No Speaker in the NC House, Day 2

    01/30/2003 12:04:50 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 24 replies · 264+ views
    Raleigh News-Observer ^ | 1-30-2003 | LYNN BONNER, AMY GARDNER, AND DAN KANE
    Thursday, January 30, 2003 11:58AM EST State House still deadlocked on speaker Members are split between 3 men By LYNN BONNER, AMY GARDNER, AND DAN KANE, STAFF WRITERS, Staff Writers At mid-morning, the state House remained deadlocked over the election of a new speaker of the House. With the House evenly divided 60 to 60, Republicans had to essentially filibuster because one of their members, Rep. Cary Allred of Burlington, wasn't there. That gave Democrats a temporary 1 vote advantage. But Republicans successfully used procedural moves to delay a vote on the speaker until Allred showed up an hour late....