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  • Inside the FBI’s secret relationship with the military’s special operations

    04/11/2014 7:08:51 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 10, 2014 | Adam Goldman and Julie Tate
    When U.S. Special Operations forces raided several houses in the Iraqi city of Ramadi in March 2006, two Army Rangers were killed when gunfire erupted on the ground floor of one home. A third member of the team was knocked unconscious and shredded by ball bearings when a teenage insurgent detonated a suicide vest. Who, the relative asked, was this man — the one represented by a blue dot and nearly killed by the suicide bomber? After some hesi­ta­tion, the military briefers answered with three letters: FBI. The wounded agent in Iraq was Jay Tabb, a longtime member of the...
  • More men speaking in girls' 'dialect', study shows

    01/19/2014 2:48:36 PM PST · by EveningStar · 56 replies
    BBC News ^ | December 5, 2013 | Melissa Hogenboom
    More young men in California rise in pitch at the end of their sentences when talking, new research shows. This process is known as "uptalk" or "valleygirl speak" and has in the past been associated with young females, typically from California or Australia. But now a team says that this way of speaking is becoming more frequent among men.
  • State: HRT officials kept true light rail cost 'secret' from feds

    12/14/2010 11:53:36 AM PST · by Sursam Abordine · 10 replies
    Virginian Pilot ^ | 12/14/10 | Debbie Messina
    NORFOLK Months before signing legal documents assuring federal officials they could build light rail for $232 million, Hampton Roads Transit leaders knew it would actually cost tens of millions of dollars more, a new state investigation reveals. In fact, HRT senior officials maintained a separate, internal accounting of light rail costs that was intentionally kept “secret” from government entities footing the bills, documents show.

    10/31/2010 1:14:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies
    zna ^ | October 29, 2010 | Jenn Giroux
    CINCINNATI, Ohio, OCT. 29, 2010 ( Everywhere I looked this month I saw a pink ribbon. It was on my dry cleaning bag, grocery bag, coffee cup, mail catalogs, receipts, billboards … it goes on and on. Don't get me wrong. I love the color pink, and breast cancer prevention and finding a cure is critical to women today. However, I also love the truth. That is why October 2010 is a good time to take Breast Cancer Awareness Month to a whole new level with some facts which can lead to both the physical and spiritual health of women...
  • Two ex-HRT employees indicted over missing cash (80K, HRT executives chose not to prosecute)

    08/21/2010 5:21:27 AM PDT · by csvset · 10 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | August 20, 2010 | Debbie Messina
    VIRGINIA BEACH Two former Hampton Roads Transit employees were indicted by a special grand jury Thursday, charged with embezzlement, money laundering and state income tax evasion in connection with money missing from bus fare boxes. Karen Yvonne Watkins, 23, of Portsmouth and Latasha Kiana Boyd, 22, of Virginia Beach have agreed to turn themselves over to police next week, said Macie Pridgen, spokeswoman for the Virginia Beach commonwealth's attorney's office. Pridgen said the charges stem from funds that were discovered missing between January and October 2009. The investigation is ongoing and more indictments are possible, Pridgen said. Last year, HRT...
  • Norfolk light rail is over budget, opening delayed to 2011

    12/19/2009 8:16:38 AM PST · by csvset · 3 replies · 487+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | December 19, 2009 | Debbie Messina
    NORFOLK Construction of Norfolk's starter light-rail line is running as much as 41 percent over its original budget, and that has angry local leaders demanding an explanation from Hampton Roads Transit, which manages the project. HRT officials said this week they need $38 million to $40 million more to finish the 7.4-mile transit system, which is just over 50 percent complete. When construction started in October 2007, the budget was $232 million. That figure escalated to $288 million in December 2008. The latest cost estimate is $326 million to $328 million, HRT President Michael Townes said. Officials said the complexities...
  • FBI agent killed while training

    12/06/2006 8:10:30 PM PST · by RDTF · 25 replies · 1,899+ views ^ | December 6, 2006 | AP
    An FBI agent was killed Wednesday during a live-fire training exercise, the agency said. Supervisory Special Agent Gregory J. Rahoi, 38, of Wisconsin, was shot Wednesday during the exercise at Fort A.P. Hill, a sprawling Army base about an hour south of Washington. (DC) Rahoi was flown to Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, where he later was pronounced dead, the FBI said in a release. Rahoi joined the FBI in 1997 and had served with the agency's Hostage Rescue Team for the past six years. Fort A.P. Hill hosts about 60,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines annually at the 76,000-acre...
  • Women told HRT causes cancer

    07/31/2005 7:54:35 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 17 replies · 972+ views
    COMBINATION hormone replacement therapy can cause cancer, the UN's agency on the disease has concluded. The International Agency for Research on Cancer said yesterday, based on evidence from recent studies, it has reclassified hormonal menopause therapy from "possibly carcinogenic to humans" to "carcinogenic to humans". The declaration from the World Health Organisation's cancer agency, widely regarded as the international authority on which substances cause cancer, comes after recent research linked HRT to breast cancer. The analysis found oestrogen and progestogen menopause therapy also increases the risk of endometrial cancer when progestogens are taken fewer than 10 days a month. The...
  • Menopause Doc Fudged Data

    06/23/2005 6:41:33 AM PDT · by Naomi4 · 25 replies · 840+ views
    CBS News ^ | June 21, 2005 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Menopause Doc Fudged Data BURLINGTON, Vt., June 21, 2005 Millions of women have taken hormone therapy, only to learn in recent years that its health benefits were never proved and there were risks involved instead. Now it turns out a key researcher who touted the benefits of hormone replacement is facing a five year jail term, reports CBS News Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson. Dr. Eric Poehlman was renowned for his groundbreaking research on women and menopause. He theorized that menopause makes women lose muscle and gain fat, and causes health problems hormones could help fix. His work was considered so significant...
  • Ex-FBI sniper sentenced for child porn

    06/14/2005 9:46:04 AM PDT · by archy · 22 replies · 2,005+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Tuesday, June 14, 2005 | AP [via
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A longtime FBI agent who helped arrest infamous outlaw Claude Dallas has been sentenced to a year in prison for possessing child pornography. William Buie, 64, was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty in March. Buie told authorities that he learned to access child pornography Web sites while attending a seminar on preventing child exploitation in 2000 or 2001. A former FBI sniper who worked for about 30 years for the agency in Seattle, Washington, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Butte, Montana, Buie helped arrest Dallas in 1982 after the self-proclaimed mountain man spent a year on...
  • Zell Miller takes on Maureen Dowd

    11/10/2004 7:56:33 AM PST · by television is just wrong · 83 replies · 4,185+ views
    November 10, 2004 -- SEN. Zell Miller (D- Ga.) laced into New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd yesterday on the "Imus in the Morning" radio show, saying, "The more Maureen Loud [sic] gets on 'Meet the Press' and writes those col umns, the redder these states get. I mean, they don't want some high brow hussy from New York City explaining to them that they're id iots and telling them that they're stupid." Miller also suggested "that red-headed woman at the New York Times" should not mock anyone's religion: "You can see horns just sprouting up through that Technicolor hair."...
  • Study Questions Soy Protein Therapy

    07/07/2004 12:04:17 AM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 560+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 7, 2004 | NA
    CHICAGO, July 6 (Reuters) - Soy protein, a supplement many doctors recommend as a substitute for hormone therapy for postmenopausal women, did not decrease bone loss or affect other symptoms in a study of Dutch women, researchers reported Tuesday. Naturally occurring compounds called isoflavones, which are found in soybeans, are thought to mimic estrogen compounds in hormone therapy. Some women want to avoid hormone therapy because recent studies have indicated that long-term use could raise the risk of stroke, dementia and some forms of cancer. In the new study, which followed 175 Dutch women for a year, half the participants...
  • Risk of hormone therapy is downplayed

    06/29/2004 8:24:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 252+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 29, 2004 | David Derbyshire(LONDON DAILY TELEGRAPH)
    <p>LONDON -- The American study that triggered a worldwide scare over the risks of hormone-replacement therapy was fundamentally flawed and not applicable to most women going through menopause, according to a group of leading researchers.</p> <p>The Women's Health Initiative appeared to show that hormone-replacement therapy (HRT) increased the risk of heart disease and breast cancer.</p>
  • New Risks Tied to Hormone Therapy

    06/28/2004 8:02:12 PM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies · 2,841+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 29, 2004 | NA
    WASHINGTON, June 28 (Reuters) - Hormone replacement therapy may be especially dangerous for older women with diabetes, researchers said Monday. A group of doctors led by Barbara Howard, president of MedStar Research Institute in Washington, studied 423 women past menopause who had atherosclerosis, a hardening of the arteries. The women who had abnormal glucose tolerance - meaning that they had diabetes or a precursor - and who took hormones had changes in their blood suggesting they had a higher risk of heart disease, Dr. Howard's team reported in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. The study was based on an...
  • shooting of eagle Scout in Maryland [related to current sniper shootings?]

    10/07/2002 1:40:41 PM PDT · by archy · 11 replies · 310+ views
    Free Republic, via Baltimore Sun ^ | 03/15/2002 | Gail Gibson, with Free Republic commentary
    Shooting of an unarmed Maryland man, with a .223 rifle- related to the recent Maryland sniper attacks?
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy Truth: Study Found 37% Decrease in Colorectal Cancer

    08/13/2002 9:18:36 AM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 25 replies · 477+ views
    National Review ^ | 8/13/02 | Jacob Veltman
    HRT Truth It’s not all bad. Hormone Replacement Therapy has been all over the news since a recent trial revealed that HRT comes with some significant health risks. The trial, funded by the Women's Health Initiative, was terminated prematurely after its safety-monitoring board found HRT responsible for a 26-percent increase in breast-cancer incidence. Even women who have taken estrogen and progestin for decades have consequently decided to forego treatment for postmenopausal symptoms altogether, after learning of HRT's supposed carcinogenic properties. Similarly, the drug industry is now forced to consider the possibility of liability for any serious medical condition incurred while...
  • Hormones Raises Heart Disease, Cancer Risk - Study

    07/10/2002 4:13:13 AM PDT · by krodriguesdc · 14 replies · 307+ views
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | Tue Jul 9 | Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent
    Hormones Raises Heart Disease, Cancer Risk - Study Tue Jul 9, 6:00 PM ET By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Women wondering whether to take hormone replacement therapy got a clear answer on Tuesday: Don't, if the goal is to lower the risk of heart disease and other chronic illness.Healthy women who take combined hormone replacement therapy after menopause increase their risk of breast cancer ( news - web sites), stroke, blood clots and heart disease, researchers said.The risks are so high the federal government stopped a trial of women taking hormone replacement therapy, or...
  • Hormones Don't Shield Older Women From Heart Attack

    07/03/2002 4:44:34 AM PDT · by krodriguesdc · 138+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Tue Jul 2, 5:31 PM ET
    Hormones Don't Shield Older Women From Heart Attack Tue Jul 2, 5:31 PM ET NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) does not protect older postmenopausal women with heart disease from heart attacks or death and may even increase their risk of certain other health problems, according to the results of a large national study. However, it is not clear from the research whether hormones protect women who did not already have heart disease, Dr. Diana B. Petitti from Kaiser Permanente Southern California in Pasadena writes in an accompanying editorial. The findings, published in the July 3rd...