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  • Seattle Has Victory Parade Set Already (Seahawk - Steeler Alert)

    01/28/2006 2:44:26 AM PST · by beyond the sea · 180 replies · 2,416+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 1/28/06 | Paul Zeise
    <p>The Seahawks and the City of Seattle apparently know the outcome of the Super Bowl already, and it isn't a good one for the Steelers.</p> <p>According to a report Thursday in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the team already has planned its victory parade for the Tuesday after the game.</p>
  • Tigers kill S Africa mugger

    12/20/2005 2:29:33 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 24 replies · 577+ views
    A South African mugger was mauled to death by tigers after he fled the scene of his crime and took refuge in what turned out to be a tiger enclosure at a nearby zoo, police said. The incident took place on Sunday in Bloemfontein, about 400 kilometres south-west of Johannesburg. "The guy who was found in the tiger enclosure had been trying to escape after he had robbed a couple with a knife early on Sunday morning," said police spokesman Sam Makhele. "There were security guards nearby and they gave chase to this man and he jumped the fence into...
  • Jacko racing to 270M ruin

    12/08/2005 8:44:58 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 123 replies · 3,340+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Dec. 8, 2005 | MICHELLE CARUSO
    LOS ANGELES - Michael Jackson faces a crushing $270 million foreclosure in two weeks that could mean he loses his Neverland Ranch and Sony Beatles music catalog, the Daily News has learned. And as the fallen star's financial D-day, Dec. 20, looms, he is "isolated and intoxicated" on prescription pills in Bahrain while frantic family members rush to plan a rescue mission to the Middle Eastern nation, sources said yesterday. "It's a meltdown - Michael's life is on the line, physically, and his finances are in ruins because he has listened to the wrong people," said one source familiar with...
  • Some Palestinians have second thoughts about indiscriminate suicide killings (Debka)

    11/11/2005 1:42:01 PM PST · by Not a 60s Hippy · 13 replies · 626+ views
    Debka File ^ | Nov. 13, 2005
    Some Palestinians have second thoughts about indiscriminate suicide killings after 27 West Bank Palestinians died in al Qaeda’s triple hotel bombings in Amman November 11, 2005, 6:49 PM (GMT+02:00) The Palestinian Authority declared three days mourning. In the northern West Bank village, Silet al-Daher, the Akhran clan mourned 17 relatives who attended a family wedding – the first time Palestinians themselves have been targets of a suicide attack. Two PA officials, Maj.-Gen Bashir Nafeh and Abed A-Lon also lost their lives in the Grand Hyatt. Palestinian newspaper commentator Hani al-Masri wrote: “I expect now a significant change in the...
  • N.Y. Times Earnings Fall in Third Quarter

    10/19/2005 8:54:35 AM PDT · by george76 · 59 replies · 1,824+ views
    AP ^ | Oct 19 | SETH SUTEL
    The New York Times Co. said Wednesday its earnings fell by more than half in the third quarter... Net income of $23.1 the July-September period, down from $48.3 the comparable period a year ago. The company also said it would take an additional total charge of $35 million to $45 million over the next three quarters, beginning in the fourth quarter, for another staff reduction program it announced last month that will eliminate 500 jobs... Janet Robinson, chief executive of the Times, said in a statement it saw improved advertising growth in September, but the market in the...
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    08/26/2005 2:03:58 PM PDT · by StridentModerate · 227 replies · 3,854+ views
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  • Movement builds to seize Souter home

    07/11/2005 3:04:17 AM PDT · by RoyalsFan · 52 replies · 2,531+ views
    THIS LAND WAS YOUR LAND Movement builds to seize Souter home If New Hampshire selectmen don't bite, ballot initiatives planned Supreme Court Justice David Souter probably never expected his vote to permit a Connecticut town the power to seize the homes of citizens would come back to haunt him. But it may. An effort by a Los Angeles advertising entrepreneur to persuade the city fathers of Weare, N.H., to turn the tables on Souter by seizing his home and building a hotel on the site is gaining steam. Logan Darrow Clements and his company, Free Star Media, are now collecting...
  • Unidentified terrorists massacre holidaymakers on Mount Qassioun overlooking Damascus

    07/05/2005 11:26:57 AM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 4 replies · 540+ views ^ | July 4, 2005 | Staff
    Unidentified terrorists massacre holidaymakers on Mount Qassioun overlooking Damascus July 4, 2005, 11:49 PM (GMT+02:00) Mystery gunmen mowed down scorees of holidaymakers at the popular summer resort for Damascenes and Gulf tourists on Mount Qassioun early Monday, July 4. May were killed on the spot. DEBKAfile’s counter-terror sources report that the killers arrived in a bus and a Mercedes 520 with Iraqi license plates. One assailant, identified as a Jordanian called Ayed al-Semadi, and his relative, were killed in a clash with Syrian security men. The rest got away and are hunted. Two Syrian security men were also killed. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • Muslim Nations Face AIDS Reality Check (Religion-of-Piece Alert!)

    06/30/2005 10:51:05 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 16 replies · 825+ views ^ | 6/29/2005 | Reuters
    An Aids crisis is threatening to overwhelm many predominantly Muslim countries but their leaders remain in a state of denial and are doing little to stem the deadly problem, a pioneering study says. In one of the most comprehensive reports on Aids covering the Muslim world, experts warned of serious repercussions if governments continued to sweep the problem under the carpet. A report released by the Seattle-based think tank, the National Bureau of Asian Research, says "if leaders continue to ignore the problem, Aids could debilitate or even destabilise some of these societies by killing large numbers of people in...
  • No charges in death of San Ramon banker killed in fight after game

    05/17/2005 9:03:54 PM PDT · by SmithL · 10 replies · 656+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 5/17/5 | Sophia Kazmi
    The Sacramento District Attorney office announced today that no charges will be filed in the death of San Ramon resident Mark Leidheisl, who died after a fight outside the Arco Arena last month. The DA's office determined Leidheisl was the aggressor in the fight and the two men who fought against him -- Jeffrey Berndt of Victor and Donnie Garibaldi of Lodi -- were acting in self-defense. In a report issued today, the DA's office said that at one point Berndt punched Leidheisl's face to help, because he thought Garibaldi was losing the fight against Leidheisl. The punch caused Leidheisl...
  • New tragedy for (euthanasia advocate) Lesley Martin

    05/13/2005 5:24:10 PM PDT · by BykrBayb · 203 replies · 4,228+ views
    Stuff ^ | May 14, 2005 | DON KAVANAGH
    New tragedy for Lesley Martin 14 May 2005 By DON KAVANAGH Euthanasia campaigner Lesley Martin and her family have had to make the agonising decision to turn off her brother's life-support system after a truck crash. Michael Charles Martin, 43, suffered serious head injuries after the meat truck he was driving and a lime tanker collided near the Waikato town of Pirongia two weeks ago. Ms Martin – who served nine months of a 15-month sentence for giving her terminally ill mother an overdose of morphine and then suffocating her with a pillow in 1999 – said the decision to...
  • And the Verdict on Justice Kennedy Is: Guilty

    04/09/2005 1:13:05 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 131 replies · 2,160+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 4/9/05 | Dana Milbank
    Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy is a fairly accomplished jurist, but he might want to get himself a good lawyer -- and perhaps a few more bodyguards. Conservative leaders meeting in Washington yesterday for a discussion of "Remedies to Judicial Tyranny" decided that Kennedy, a Ronald Reagan appointee, should be impeached, or worse. Phyllis Schlafly, doyenne of American conservatism, said Kennedy's opinion forbidding capital punishment for juveniles "is a good ground of impeachment." To cheers and applause from those gathered at a downtown Marriott for a conference on "Confronting the Judicial War on Faith," Schlafly said that Kennedy had...
  • Johnnie Cochran dies following an extended illness

    03/29/2005 2:59:05 PM PST · by lainie · 560 replies · 21,018+ views
    REPORT: Famed attorney Johnny Cochran died this afternoon in California following an extended illness... Developing...
  • Pair killed after crashing stolen car into tree

    03/24/2005 10:44:56 AM PST · by Diddle E. Squat · 48 replies · 1,016+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 3/24/05 | staff
    Two unidentified men were killed early this morning when they wrecked a stolen vehicle in Montrose, police said. The pair were speeding in the 300 block of West Gray in a 1996 Saturn that was taken by force during a robbery four days earlier. The car went off the road and crashed into a tree at 3:30 a.m., Houston Police Department accident investigators said. Flying debris from the car then struck a parked van. The men inside the Saturn, both in their 20s, were killed instantly. Neither man was wearing a seat belt, police reports show.

    02/10/2005 6:27:02 PM PST · by Quix · 6 replies · 1,381+ views
    A Glimpse Ahead Timothy Snodgrass The Impossible Will Come Alive In 2005 01/28/05 In January of 2004, as we began to intercede for the New Year the Holy Spirit gave us the prophetic slogan, "The Seas will Roar in 2004". This year we were given a new slogan, "The Impossible will come Alive in 2005". As the veil of darkness begins to come down over nations and regions, along with great shakings will come great breakthroughs; signs, wonders, healings and a spectacular release of miracles in impossible circumstances. This year, although we are ultimately poised to gain much ground, there...
  • Bull sees red, gores two to death

    02/05/2005 1:31:18 AM PST · by ambrose · 4 replies · 168+ views
    Bull sees red, gores two to death TIMES NEWS NETWORK[ SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 05, 2005 12:10:54 AM ] NEW DELHI: In a bizarre incident, a bull went on the rampage in the Preet Vihar area of east Delhi and gored two persons to death. It injured several others before it was shot. A 65-year-old retired Class I officer with the Railways, Chanan Ram, was the first casualty after the bull went berserk around 6.30 am. Ram was returning from his morning walk at Baldev Nagar when he was confronted by the bull. The animal hit him several times in the stomach...
  • Found money leads to threats at school

    01/26/2005 7:10:56 PM PST · by jjtwo · 3 replies · 461+ views
    05:57 PM CST on Wednesday, January 26, 2005 From Staff Reports Suspected drug dealers are threatening to do harm to Dallas students at Joseph J. Rhoads Learning Center in Dallas, authorities say. Some students found and divided tens of thousands of dollars that allegedly belonged to a neighborhood drug dealer. Sources say the drug dealers have threatened drive-by shootings at the school, where security has been tightened.
  • Jury Awards Fired Calif. Cop $1.6M (CA cop skewered by videotape in media in 2002)

    01/19/2005 11:02:15 AM PST · by Wolfstar · 22 replies · 1,487+ views
    CBS ^ | 1/19/05
    A former Inglewood, Calif., police officer who was fired for punching a black teenager and slamming him against a patrol car in an incident that was captured on videotape was awarded $1.6 million Tuesday by the jury in a discrimination lawsuit he and his partner brought against the city. The jury voted 11-1 in favor of the verdict for Jeremy Morse, said defense attorney Gregory Smith. He said the jury was unanimous in awarding $810,000 to Morse's partner, Bijan Darvish, who had been disciplined in connection with the 2002 incident. "This is not the first time police officers have been...
  • Top female Iraqi scientist in U.S. custody has cancer, lawyer claims

    12/31/2004 11:56:59 AM PST · by SmithL · 27 replies · 1,128+ views
    AP ^ | 12/31/4
    BAGHDAD -- An Iraqi lawyer said Friday that one of Saddam Hussein's former top scientists, known as "Mrs. Anthrax," has cancer and is dying in U.S. custody where she has been held for more than a year. A U.S. military spokesman for detainee operations in Iraq refused to comment on the report that Huda Salih Mahdi Ammash has cancer. "I am not able to discuss the health condition of our detainees," said Lt. Col. Barry Johnson. "Certainly we have medical care available to take care of any detainee." Ammash, a top Baath party official and biotech researcher who got her...
  • Suicide Bomber Behind Riyadh Explosions

    12/29/2004 12:03:00 PM PST · by rocksblues · 39 replies · 1,649+ views
    MyWay ^ | 12/29/04 | ABDULLAH Al-SHIHRI
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - A suicide attacker tried to drive his bomb-laden car into the Interior Ministry complex, and militants set off another bomb and exchanged fire with police late Wednesday in Riyadh, capital of a kingdom at war with Muslim extremists. The first explosion at about 8:35 p.m. shattered windows and sent smoke and flames rising into the nighttime sky near the ministry in central Riyadh. Police officials said a suicide car bomber had tried to storm the ministry, but failed and instead exploded his car just outside. A number of policemen were injured, a ministry official said,...