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  • New Poll Confirms Akin Resurgence

    Looks as if PPP a Democrat Polling firm has confirmed the FRC poll of just 2 days ago showing Akin surging back on McCaskill. Looks as if the reports of the (political) death of Akin were a tad premature.
  • Microsoft's KIN is dead, long live Windows Phone 7

    06/30/2010 5:30:36 PM PDT · by dayglored · 43 replies · 1+ views
    The Register ^ | 30 June 2010 | Gavin Clarke
    Microsoft is killing its ill-conceived KIN social network phones, just six weeks after launch. The devices were meant to usher in the next generation of smartphone. The software giant told The Reg in a statement Wednesday that it no longer plans to launch the Kin in Europe and that it will work with US carrier Verizon to sell any remaining KINs in stock. It's been reported that just 500 KINs have been sold since US availability in May. Those working on KIN are being moved into Microsoft's Windows 7 Phone team, to incorporate "valuable ideas and technologies from KIN into...
  • Preferential treatment for cops' kin?

    12/15/2009 9:51:50 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 24 replies · 1,292+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 12/15/09 | Barbara Laker & Wendy Ruderman
    IT WAS just after midnight. Brian Westberry and a woman friend sat frozen in his bedroom, hoping the persistent pounding on the front door of his Northeast Philly home would stop. It didn't. Westberry, 24, slipped his licensed .38-caliber revolver into his pants pocket and crept downstairs to open the door. There stood Gregory Cujdik, 32, who demanded to see "Jen," his girlfriend. Westberry told him "Jen" didn't want to see him, and repeatedly ordered Cujdik to leave. When Cujdik refused, Westberry threatened to call police. " 'Do it. My family are cops,' " Cujdik said, according to Westberry.
  • RANGEL: 'NIECE' NO KIN OF MINE (We may need some DNA)

    06/23/2009 9:14:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies · 485+ views
    NY Post ^ | PHILIP MESSING
    RANGEL: 'NIECE' NO KIN OF MINEBy PHILIP MESSING Last updated: 10:53 am June 23, 2009 A "crook"-friendly Port Authority cop who got lenient treatment from superiors believing she was Rep. Charles Rangel's niece is not related to him, the congressman said yesterday. PA brass had walked on eggshells while probing Lt. Coretta Smith's alleged attempts to get a mentally disturbed gunman on a flight out of JFK and to spring a trio of suspected pot smugglers from jail, sources said. "Not only am I not related to this so-called niece, [but] I don't know her and don't know anyone who...
  • Thicker Than Water? Kin Religion and Conflict in the Balkans

    10/09/2006 8:11:50 PM PDT · by Axhandle · 2 replies · 412+ views
    Parameters ^ | Winter 1998 | P. H. Liotta and Anna Simons
    Listen then, to what you do not know. The three rivers of the ancient world of the dead--the Acheron, the Phlegethon, and the Cocytus--today belong to the underworlds of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity; their flow divides the three hells--Gehenna, Hades, and the icy hell of the Mohammedans--beneath the one-time Khazar lands. And there, at the junction of these three borders, are confronted the three worlds of the dead: Satan's fiery state with the nine circles of the Christian Hades, with Lucifer's throne . . . the Moslem underworld . . . kingdom of icy torment; and Geburah's territory, to...
  • CA: Kin of boy who killed self seeks monetary damages, injunction against school district

    09/07/2006 2:10:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 794+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 9/7/06 | Mason Stockstill
    ONTARIO - The family of a boy who committed suicide after an immigration rally earlier this year is asking a federal judge to bar the school district from disciplining students who miss class to attend such protests. The family has said Anthony Soltero, 14, killed himself because he was threatened with harsh discipline for skipping class to attend a rally. He died April 1. "Anthony was learning about the importance of civic duties and rights in his eighth-grade class," said Louise Corales, the boy's mother. "We have to let the schools know that they can't punish our children for exercising...
  • Kansas Lawmakers Set Minimum Marriage Age to 15

    05/05/2006 2:39:31 PM PDT · by llevrok · 70 replies · 1,625+ views
    Fox News ^ | 5/5/06
    TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas may have seen the last of its child brides. After a pregnant 14-year-old from Nebraska drove to Kansas last year to marry her 22-year-old boyfriend, now serving time for having sex with the minor, Kansas lawmakers decided it was time the set a minimum marriage age. On Thursday, the Kansas House vote 119-0 to approve a bill that would prohibit anyone under the age of 15 from marrying in Kansas and would set strict limits for would-be brides or grooms under the age of 18. The Senate approved it a day earlier, 36-4.
  • Mammoth Findings: Asian Elephant Is Closest Living Kin

    01/02/2006 3:57:57 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 771+ views
    Science News ^ | 12-24-2005 | Sid Perkins
    Mammoth Findings: Asian elephant is closest living kin Sid Perkins A study of a woolly mammoth that died in Siberia several millennia ago has yielded the complete DNA sequence of the creature's mitochondria, the energy factories of the animal's cells. Comparison with the mitochondrial genomes of living elephants indicates that the mammoth is slightly more closely related to the Asian elephant than to the African elephant. COUSIN HAIRY. A new genetic analysis suggests that the woolly mammoth is more closely related to the Asian elephant than to the African elephant. J. Tucciarone Fossil evidence had suggested that woolly mammoths and...
  • Mount St. Helens Victims' Kin Sound Off (asking for an apology)

    05/18/2005 4:30:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 77 replies · 2,214+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/18/05 | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI
    Mount St. Helens Victims' Kin Sound Off By RUKMINI CALLIMACHI, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 13 minutes ago MOUNT ST. HELENS NATIONAL MONUMENT, Wash. - The four, their lungs filled with ash, were found inside their car after Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980, with the force of a hydrogen bomb. Rescuers also discovered a cassette recorded by Ron and Barbara Seibold's children, ages 7 and 9, as the family drove toward the volcano. "They were goofing around — asking whether or not they would see lava coming out of the mountain," said Jim Thomas, an emergency worker...
  • Columbine victim's kin settle suit(Sheriff's "outrageous" & "negligent" conduct)

    12/02/2004 5:25:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies · 756+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 12/01/04
    Columbine victim's kin settle suit By The Denver Post Article Published: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 A civil lawsuit brought by the family of a Columbine High School shooting victim against a former Arapahoe County sheriff's deputy has been settled out of court. Sue Petrone and Brian Rohrbough, the parents of slain student Daniel Rohrbough, have dropped their suit against James Taylor. After the April 20, 1999, shootings, Taylor told the 15-year-old's family he was present when Daniel Rohrbough was shot. Taylor told the family he heard machine-gun fire, saw a Denver police officer in the area and watched Rohrbough go...