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  • Airstrikes More Difficult as War Moves to Tripoli

    08/23/2011 9:16:02 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 23, 2011 | ERIC SCHMITT and ELISABETH BUMIILLER
    <p>A photograph from July shows a damaged building in Zlitan, Libya, hit by NATO airstrikes. Such bombing has been crucial to the rebels' advance.</p> <p>WASHINGTON — The NATO air campaign that was instrumental in helping the rebels advance into Tripoli is hamstrung in many ways now that the fighting has turned into complex house-to-house urban warfare, American military and allied officials said Tuesday.</p>
  • Private eye rescues kids in night-time missions

    08/21/2011 9:07:47 AM PDT · by Immerito · 7 replies
    WND ^ | August 21, 2011 | Bob Unruh
    It's not quite real-life "Spy Kids" even though the adventure certainly is there. It seems a Polish private investigator, dubbed "Rambo" by fans, has found a solution to the problems created when social services workers in the Nordic countries take custody of children against the wishes of family members: Simply "kidnap" the kids and give them back to the parents. It's happened at least twice in Norway and is a stunning development for families there and in countries like Sweden, where social services workers, as WND has reported, have virtually absolute control over children once they are taken into government...
  • Kids Have Plenty of Outdoor Opportunities This Fall in Southern Illinois

    08/19/2011 1:12:43 AM PDT · by AnoniMooseCelt · 3 replies
    Associated Content ^ | 02 AUG 2011 | Jayn Bigler
    Yes, it's summertime. But the days are getting shorter and that means that autumn '" and hunting season '" is on the way. And, kids, it's not too early to start planning to attend some of Southern Illinois' most fun events of the fall and winter. Southern Illinois celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Days, the weekend of Sept. 24 and 25, with the nation's largest event. Held annually at John A. Logan College at Carterville, the two days are jam-packed with family friendly activities and events for sportsmen and -women of all ages.
  • Bert & Ernie are not gay, Sesame Street says in statement

    08/12/2011 4:33:14 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 17 replies
    yahoo ^ | 8/11/11 | Dylan Stableford
    Bert and Ernie are not gay. That is, according to "Sesame Street," which released an official statement on the matter on Thursday responding to an online campaign calling for the pair to be married.
  • The no-kids-allowed movement is spreading

    07/27/2011 12:00:44 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 156 replies
    Shine via Yahoo! ^ | Wednesday, July 27, 2011 | Piper Weiss
    What's the matter with kids today and why doesn't anyone want them around? In June, Malaysia Airlines banned babies from many of their first class cabins, prompting other major airlines to consider similar policies. -snip- Earlier this month, McDain's, a Pittsburgh area restaurant that banned kids under 6 became a mascot for the no-kids-zone movement. According to a Pittsburgh local news poll, more than half of area residents were in favor of the ban. And now big business is paying attention. "Brat bans could well be the next frontier in destination and leisure-product marketing," writes Robert Klara in an article...
  • Police: Mom Left Kids In Hot Car, Beat Good Samaritan

    07/13/2011 4:02:33 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 37 replies
    WRTV 6 (Indianapolis) ^ | 7/13/11 | n/a
    INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indianapolis mother has been arrested, accused of leaving her children in a hot car and then beating a woman who stepped in to help, police said...
  • Woman, 3 Kids Found Asleep In Yard, Police Say

    07/11/2011 6:34:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A Louisville mother was arrested after police said they found her and her three children asleep in front of a home. According to arrest records, 27-year-old Susan Ford was passed out in the front yard of a house in the 1400 block of South 28th Street around 12:30 a.m.Monday. Police said her three children, ages 5, 3 and 7 months old, were asleep on the sidewalk. The two older children were laying on the sidewalk, and the infant was in a stroller, police said. After the officer woke Ford up, she was confused and appeared intoxicated, according...
  • 'I hate my babies and my older children are animals,' says Octomom Nadya Suleman

    06/29/2011 12:00:26 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 67 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 5:31 PM on 29th June 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    She is the mother of fourteen children, who gave birth to the longest surviving octuplets in U.S history. But in disturbing comments sure to alarm social services, Octomom's Nadya Suleman has said she 'hates' her eight babies. The 36-year-old single mother also calls her six older children 'animals'
  • Andrea Yates could be freed by the end of this year

    06/20/2011 4:28:53 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 185 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8:31 PM on 20th June 2011 | By David Gardner
    A mother who shocked America by drowning her five children in the bathtub may be freed by the end of the year, according to her lawyer. Andrea Yates systematically murdered her children, aged between six months and seven years, at her suburban Clear Lake, Texas, home ten years ago today. She then dialled 911 and told the first police officer who arrived at the house: 'I just killed my kids.'
  • Kansas City girl, 5, may face murder charges in drowning

    06/11/2011 9:12:23 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jun 10, 2011 | Kevin Murphy
    (Reuters) - A 5-year-old girl could face murder charges in the recent drowning of a toddler in a bathtub, police said on Thursday. Kansas City police are waiting for a medical examiner's report on how Jermane Johnson Jr., died, but have investigated the death as a homicide, spokesman Darin Snapp said Thursday. "I've been in law enforcement for 20 years and it's the youngest suspect I can remember," Snapp said. "It's extremely rare." Johnson, 18 months old, was in a Kansas City house on June 3rd with other children, but the 16-year-old girl who was supposed to be looking after...
  • Obama Administration Holds LGBT ‘Youth Summit’ – Gov’t ‘Has Finally Come Out of the Closet,..

    06/06/2011 5:12:56 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies
    Obama Administration Holds LGBT ‘Youth Summit’ – Gov’t ‘Has Finally Come Out of the Closet,’ Official Says Monday, June 06, 2011 By Penny Starr ( – Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke at the first “Federal LGBT Youth Summit” on Monday after being introduced by a homosexual on her staff, who said the secretary “gets us” and is “tireless” in her support of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender youth. “Your federal government has finally come out of the closet in support of LGBT youth,” said Pam Hyde, HHS administrator for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services. “It’s great...
  • 12 year old could become America's youngest to spend life in prison

    06/05/2011 10:10:27 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 32 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 6, 2011 | Paul Thompson
    Prosecutors want to lock a 12 year old boy up for the rest of his life - to stop him from killing again. Cristian Fernandez could become America's youngest ever 'lifer' after being charged as an adult in the murder of his two year old brother. Prosecutor Angela Corey said: 'We have to protect the public from this young man'. She recommended he face trial as an adult. Ms Corey said the public had a 'right to be protected' from him. If Fernandez were charged as a juvenile and convicted he would be free by the time he is 21...
  • Kids need home after mom charged with trying to kill them in Coral Springs crash

    06/02/2011 4:08:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | June 2, 2011 | Danielle A. Alvarez and Sofia Santana
    CORAL SPRINGS— Their mother is accused of trying to kill them and herself by ramming the family car into a nearby garage. Now a young boy and girl wait in government care while officials determine their future. A judge ordered the children's mother, Jane Gonzalez, 46, to have no contact with them. They were not seriously hurt on Tuesday, though a witness described them as hysterical after the car hit the garage.
  • San Diego Mother Sues Chuck E. Cheese, Equating Kids' Games With Gambling Machines

    05/13/2011 12:27:10 PM PDT · by massmike · 44 replies ^ | 05/13/2011 | n/a
    A San Diego mother is suing Chuck E. Cheese, the favorite pizza chain of kids across the nation, accusing the restaurant of illegal gambling. Denise Keller, mother of two daughters, says Chuck E. Cheese has replaced its traditional games of skee-ball and whack-a-mole with machines that resemble slot machines, Capitol Weekly reported. The lawsuit says that “many games found at Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurants are illegal gambling devices that require little or no skill and are predominantly games of chance, much like a roulette wheel,” according to the paper. Keller’s attorney, Eric Benink, said the games have flashing lights and...
  • The Interrupted Reading: The Kids with George Bush on 9/11

    05/03/2011 2:49:16 PM PDT · by library user · 17 replies
    TIME ^ | May 3, 2011 | by Tim Padgett
    ~ EXCERPT ~ There has rarely been a starker juxtaposition of evil and innocence than the moment President George W. Bush received the news about 9/11 while reading The Pet Goat with second-graders in Sarasota, Florida. Seven-year-olds can't understand what Islamic terrorism is all about. But they know when an adult's face is telling them something is very wrong — and none of the students sitting in Sandra Kay Daniels' class at Emma E. Booker Elementary School that morning can forget the sudden, devastated change in Bush's expression when White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card whispered the terrible news...
  • Police arrest two men after fight at Chuck E. Cheese in Natick

    04/06/2011 8:43:27 AM PDT · by Tigerized · 53 replies
    MetroWest Daily News ^ | April 5, 2011 | Norman Miller
    NATICK — Two men pleaded not guilty today in Framingham District Court after Natick Police said they started a fight during a child's birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese on Saturday. Donald Jean Estime, 32, of Brockton, and Ezekiel L. Tavares, 36, of East Boston, were both arrested Saturday at 5:19 p.m. and charged with assault and battery and disturbing the peace. According to a police report, the pair were at Estime's son's birthday party and appeared to have been drinking. Estime got into an argument with his son's mother's cousin because Estime was harassing that man's daughter who was...
  • David after the Dentist

    03/31/2011 9:46:32 PM PDT · by astratt7 · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 01/30/2009 | booba1234
  • Obama Administration: GOP Cuts Would Kill 70,000 Kids

    03/31/2011 12:19:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies · 1+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | March 31, 2011 | Adam Sorensen
    That's what would happen if Congress pares back appropriations for USAID, says Rajiv Shah: "We estimate, and I believe these are very conservative estimates, that H.R. 1 would lead to 70,000 kids dying," USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah testified before the House Appropriations State and Foreign Ops subcommittee. "Of that 70,000, 30,000 would come from malaria control programs that would have to be scaled back specifically. The other 40,000 is broken out as 24,000 would die because of a lack of support for immunizations and other investments and 16,000 would be because of a lack of skilled attendants at birth," he...
  • Choir boy in hospital after prankster stabs pencil point into left butt cheek

    03/24/2011 1:09:52 PM PDT · by illiac · 33 replies ^ | 3/24/11 | Lucas I Alpert
    Those darned kids.... This prank was way off key. A 12-year-old boy in an Ohio choir class was hospitalized after a classmate stuck a pencil two inches into his rear-end, cops said. Officials said the classmate had held the pencil underneath the boy just as he was sitting down causing it to got through his jeans and impale his left buttock.
  • Court says Illinois student has right to wear anti-gay shirt

    03/02/2011 1:18:45 PM PST · by Mayr Fortuna · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Posted: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 6:52 am | AP
    An appeals court has upheld the rights of suburban Chicago students to wear T-shirts with the words "Be Happy, Not Gay." The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling Tuesday ...