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  • Shameless Vanity. Vote in USA Today contest for my nephew

    05/29/2015 9:16:46 AM PDT · by Fizzie · 13 replies
    5/29/20`5 | me
    St. Margaret's Tartans are in the USA Today final round for best HS boys lacrosse team in the country! St. Margaret's won the Southern California title recently, which is as high as HS teams can progress. (There is no state or national championship.) Thanks to friends like you voting in the 1st two rounds, St. Margaret's finished #3 in the country in Round 2 voting, and 1st in bracket. (Bracket and popular vote weren't necessarily in synch, depending on bracket) . In the final vote, it's all popular vote, which is serious business. (Dopey way of determining the best boy's...
  • Clarke: Freddie Gray Charges ‘Duke Lacrosse Case All Over Again’

    05/02/2015 5:52:24 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 1, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) declared the charges brought against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray “George Zimmerman and the Duke Lacrosse case all over again” and said “these cops are political prisoners,” offered up as human sacrifices, thrown like red meat to an angry mob” on Friday’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel. Clarke said of the charges, “it’s a miscarriage of justice. This neophyte prosecutor stood up there and made a political statement, Neil, and I say that because she’s chanting or voicing some of the chants from this angry...
  • Top-Cop Applies for Disability, Blames Tea Party

    11/14/2014 5:59:36 PM PST · by ThE_RiPpEr. · 24 replies
    La Crosse Tribune ^ | 11/13/2014 | Anne Jungen
    TOWN OF CAMPBELL — The town of Campbell police chief who tarnished his department’s reputation in a case of cyber-warfare will resign from his position today and seek duty-related mental health disability benefits. The town will pay Tim Kelemen, 37, for 335 accrued hours under an agreement negotiated by the chief’s lawyer and the town’s attorney and approved unanimously Thursday by the Campbell Town Board. “It’s not a good day for the town. It’s not a good day for Tim Kelemen,” town attorney Brent Smith said. “It’s not the way you want to end an employment relationship.” An attorney who...
  • Wisconsin chief accused of harassing tea party activist leaves job

    11/14/2014 3:22:56 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press ^ | November 14, 2014
    The police chief of a small town near La Crosse accused of harassing a local tea party activist is leaving his job. The Town of Campbell and Tim Kelemen have reached an agreement which pays the chief for about 330 hours. Kelemen admitted to using the activist's personal e-mail address to sign him up for online dating services, and even pornographic websites. Kelemen's lawyer says the chief will apply for disability benefits for a mental health condition he says stems from harassment by the local tea party activists.
  • In new book, former Durham DA Mike Nifong speaks about Duke lacrosse case

    03/29/2014 3:10:03 AM PDT · by abb · 43 replies
    The (Raleigh, NC) News & Observer ^ | March 28, 2014 | Joseph Neff
    Former Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong has held his tongue since his career imploded in the Duke lacrosse case. But his thoughts are about to land in bookstores, at length and virtually unchallenged. “The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, The Power of the Elite, and the Corruption of Our Great Universities” is scheduled for publication April 8. The book – $35 in hardback, 650 pages long – bills itself as “the definitive, magisterial account” of a case that generated tens of thousands of news stories, countless blog posts, seemingly endless cable gabfests and a handful of books. Three...
  • The Ugly End of the Duke Lacrosse Story

    11/29/2013 4:43:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    On Nov. 22, with the national media focused on the 50th anniversary of former President John F. Kennedy's death, few noticed the story of a jury in North Carolina convicting Crystal Mangum of murder in the 2011 kitchen stabbing death of her boyfriend Reginald Daye. Why should that fact fixate the national media? On its own, it shouldn't. But in 2006 and 2007, Mangum's false charges of rape against three Duke University lacrosse players caused a national tsunami of media sensation, an angry wave of prejudiced coverage presuming the guilt of rich white college boys when being accused by an...
  • Duke lacrosse rape accuser found guilty of second-degree murder

    11/23/2013 8:18:47 PM PST · by Baynative · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/22/13 | Katie McHugh
    A jury convicted Crystal Gail Magnum, famous for accusing three Duke lacrosse players of raping her in a bathroom in 2007, of second-degree murder for the brutal 2011 stabbing death of her boyfriend Reginald Daye. Magnum will serve a minimum of 14 years in prison.
  • Duke lacrosse accuser found guilty of second-degree murder in boyfriend's stabbing death

    11/22/2013 8:31:35 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/22/13
    The woman who falsely accused three Duke University lacrosse players of rape has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of her boyfriend. The jury deliberated for about six hours over two days before reaching their verdict in the trial of 34-year-old Crystal Mangum, who was sentenced to between 14 years and 18 years in prison. Mangum was on trial in the death of 46-year-old Reginald Daye. He was stabbed on April 3, 2011 and he died of complications 10 days later. In 2006, Mangum claimed Duke lacrosse players gang raped her at a team party where...
  • Crystal Mangum found guilty of 2nd-degree murder (DukeLax)

    11/22/2013 9:59:08 AM PST · by abb · 50 replies
    The (Raleigh, NC) News & Observer ^ | November 22, 2013 | Beth Velliquette
    DURHAM Crystal Mangum was found guilty of second degree murder Friday in the death her boyfriend, Reginald Daye. In a quick-moving trial, jurors deliberated over four options: first-degree murder, guilty of second-degree murder, guilty of voluntary manslaughter or not guilty. That Mangum stabbed boyfriend Daye, 46, on April 3, 2011, was never in question. She admitted during the eight-day trial that she “poked” Daye with a knife in the side of the chest with a steak knife at his apartment, but she claimed she did it in self-defense while he was straddling her and trying to choke her. Daye told...
  • Fined $132 For Displaying American Flag

    11/01/2013 10:59:46 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 8 replies
    On Oct. 8, 2013, the town of Campbell, Wisconsin passed an ordinance to prevent protesting on a pedestrian foot bridge that went over a highway within the city limits. The fine is $132.
  • Duke Lacrosse Case Reveals the Judicial System's Flaws

    10/11/2013 7:19:16 AM PDT · by CondorFlight · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/11/13 | R.B.Parrish
    The Supreme Court this week refused to hear an appeal from the Duke lacrosse players stemming from the false accusations of rape in Durham in 2006. Effectively, that ends their civil rights lawsuit, and precludes their ever having a day in court in which their full stories may be told. And that in itself provides a paradigm of the state of justice in America today.
  • Two men arrested for 'beating Jesuit college student to death after jumping him from behind

    09/03/2013 10:09:08 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9-3-13 | Daniel Miller and Rachel Quigley
    Two men have been charged with the murder of a Jesuit college student who was beaten to death after he and a friend were 'jumped from behind' as they walked back to campus from a bar on Labor Day weekend. Craig Tyler Peacock, 22, of Clewiston, Florida, and Jarrett Mathis Chandler, 24, of Winnfield, Louisiana, were both charged with the murder of Kevin M. Figaniak. The men were found in a camp for oil and gas workers and were arrested overnight. They were arraigned and placed in the Northern Correctional Facility in Moundsville, West Virginia on $1 million cash bail...
  • Big Ten adds lacrosse, Johns Hopkins men

    06/03/2013 10:31:00 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    Big Ten Network ^ | 6-2-13 | n/a
    The Big Ten Conference announced Monday that men’s and women’s lacrosse will become the conference’s 27th and 28th official sports and that Johns Hopkins University has been accepted as a sport affiliate member for men’s lacrosse only beginning with the 2014-15 academic year. Big Ten competition in both sports will feature Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers, with Johns Hopkins participating in men’s lacrosse and Northwestern competing in women’s lacrosse. Big Ten rules allow for a conference championship when six institutions sponsor a program in any given sport. [ BigTen.org: Big Ten announces lacrosse as official sport, addition...
  • Duke settles federal case with former lacrosse players

    02/28/2013 8:09:31 AM PST · by AppyPappy · 26 replies
    DURHAM — Duke University and 38 members of its 2005-06 men’s lacrosse team notified a federal judge on Wednesday that they’d settled the players’ lawsuit out of court.
  • Historian must answer questions about lacrosse case (DukeLax)

    10/16/2012 4:01:49 AM PDT · by abb · 27 replies
    The (Durham) Herald Sun ^ | October 15, 2012 | Ray Gronberg
    DURHAM – A historian who’s written about the Duke lacrosse case must answer questions from Duke University lawyers defending the school from lawsuits filed by two groups of former lacrosse players, a federal court in Maine says. U.S. Magistrate Judge John Rich III said Brooklyn College professor K.C. Johnson has to give Duke’s legal team a deposition and turn over documents about his dealings with the players. Johnson invoked a form of journalist’s confidentiality privilege as he fought Duke’s subpoena. Rich acknowledged that such claims can be valid, depending on how the interests in each case balance out. In this...
  • University of Virginia Lacrosse Player Guilty of Murder

    02/23/2012 10:43:18 AM PST · by geraldmcg · 2 replies
    www.webtoday.tv ^ | 02/23/2012 | WebToday.tv
    University of Virginian Lacrosse player George Huguely V was found guilty by a jury after about 9 hours of deliberations. “The Huguely jury bravely executed their oath of service in a sensational murder case which contained issues of domestic violence, alcohol use, and cutting edge forensic evidence.
  • Jurors find Huguely guilty in Virginia lacrosse slaying

    02/22/2012 4:07:29 PM PST · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    Jurors on Wednesday found former University of Virginia lacrosse player George Huguely V guilty of second-degree murder in the death of his ex-girlfriend, NBC News reported. Huguely of Chevy Chase, Md., was charged in the death of 22-year-old Yeardley Love, whose body was found in the early hours of May 3, 2010.
  • 5 (pro)lacrosse players charged after fracas at Bloomington T.G.I. Friday's

    02/15/2012 8:25:39 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 18 replies
    Five members of a professional lacrosse team from New York state were arrested following an outburst with other patrons at a Bloomington restaurant that involved food, bottles and silverware being thrown, authorities said Wednesday. The melee erupted shortly before 1 a.m. Monday at the T.G.I. Friday's across from the Mall of America and involved 20 to 30 people inside and then "spilling to the outside," Deputy Police Chief Rick Hart said. "It started with someone tossing a menu," Hart said. "One of the groups didn't like it." Before long, glasses, bottles, food and silverware were flying through the air, Hart...
  • Lorraine Rose Decker: Mayor took courageous stand for liberty(WI)

    11/30/2011 4:25:53 AM PST · by marktwain
    lacrossetribune.com ^ | 29 November, 2011 | Lorraine Rose Decker
    While I do not own a firearm — I rely on the Sword of the Spirit for my defense — I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment. I applaud Mayor Matt Harter and Council Member Wagner for their bravery in standing alone on this issue. One councilman said he did not think the mayor was concerned for the safety of people at City Hall. However, statistics have shown that a well-armed citizenry is safer than those who are tyrannized against this right by their governments. Two of my 10 offspring are missionaries in dangerous countries, where corruption and...
  • Cline's courtroom actions lead to dismissals, appeals (DukeLax ass't District Attorney)

    09/04/2011 11:13:30 AM PDT · by abb · 26 replies
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | September 9, 2011 | J. Andrew Curliss
    First of three parts DURHAM - The final witness in the trial of Frankie Washington was his prosecutor, Tracey Cline. Cline had pursued charges against Washington for more than four years, accusing the handyman of burglary, robbery, kidnapping, assault and an attempted sex offense in a frightening West Durham home invasion. At the trial in late February 2007, Cline was in the witness box, an unusual spot for a longtime assistant district attorney. Washington's attorney, preparing for an appeal, wanted to question her about forensic tests on the evidence - a winter hat, a bandana, a pistol-grip shotgun and a...
  • 2011 NCAA Lacrosse National Championship, Virginia vs. Maryland: The ACCpocalpyse

    05/30/2011 10:19:07 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 14 replies
    InsideCBC ^ | 30 May 2011 | Staff
    The Virginia Cavaliers (12-5) will take upon a Maryland Terrapins (13-4) for a 2011 NCAA Lacrosse National Title during 3:30 p.m. EST in M&T Stadium in Baltimore. The diversion will be televised live upon ESPN. Many NCAA lacrosse fans reprimand a ACC for their four-team contention (Virginia, Maryland, Duke, North Carolina) as good as a approach it props any group up come tourney time. Unfortunately for a naysayers, a ACC additionally valid a value this year opposite everybody else. The Virginia Cavaliers (12-5) will take upon a Maryland Terrapins (13-4) for a 2011 NCAA Lacrosse National Title during 3:30 p.m....
  • Lacrosse shot of the year! (Vanity)

    05/15/2011 1:20:36 PM PDT · by MarkL · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/15/2011 | Me
    Finally a story posted about Lacrosse that had nothing to do with death, arrests, or rape! With Stony Brook's loss last week to Hartford, I wasn't too interested in who would win the NCAA LAX championship. As I was watching the quarter-final game between Maryland and UNC, there was a play that was just unbelievable. I was wondering what the heck was going on. Everybody was fooled, including the cameramen.
  • Controversy Over Suspension Of 2 Easton High Lacrosse Players

    05/11/2011 7:45:52 AM PDT · by Neverforget01 · 34 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | May 10, 2011 | CBS
    EASTON, Md. (WJZ)— Outrage is growing after two high school students are suspended– one taken away in handcuffs– over items found in their lacrosse equipment bags. Those items are banned from school property.snip“A police officer came and took him away in handcuffs and they said ‘Give us 40 minutes, we have to process him,’ Laura Dennis said. “So they did mug shots and they fingerprinted. I was able to pick him up from the police department 45 minutes later.”
  • Duke Rape Accuser Crystal Mangum May Face Murder Charges

    04/18/2011 8:16:07 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/14/11 | Enjoli Francis
    Crystal Mangum, the woman who claimed three Duke lacrosse players raped her five years ago, could soon be facing murder charges after the man she's accused of stabbing has died.
  • Duke lacrosse accuser's boyfriend dies after stabbing

    04/13/2011 7:27:43 PM PDT · by CondorFlight · 51 replies
    WRAL ^ | April 13, 2011
    Durham, N.C. — Family members of a man who was stabbed in his home April 3 say he died Wednesday evening. Crystal Mangum, the Durham woman who falsely accused three Duke University lacrosse players of rape in 2006 has been charged with assaulting him. Durham police could not be reached for comment on whether her charges would be upgraded. Mangum, 32, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and was being held in the Durham County jail on a $300,000 bond. Police said Mangum stabbed Reginald Daye, 46, in the torso with...
  • Duke lacrosse accuser arrested in boyfriend's stabbing

    04/04/2011 1:17:18 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 34 replies · 1+ views
    cnn.com ^ | April 3, 2011 | CNN Wire Staff
    The woman who accused three Duke University lacrosse players of rape five years ago was arrested Sunday, suspected of stabbing her boyfriend, police said. Officers responding to a call early Sunday about a stabbing at an apartment in Durham, North Carolina, found a 46-year-old man who had been stabbed in the torso, police said. He was taken to Duke University Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Officers later arrested the man's girlfriend, Crystal Mangum, 32, at a nearby apartment. She was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury, police said.
  • Duke Lacrosse Lawsuits Move Forward to Discovery - Finally (My Title)

    03/31/2011 2:51:47 PM PDT · by abb · 17 replies
    Liestoppers Forum ^ | March 31, 2011 | Staff
    CONCLUSION Having undertaken this comprehensive review of the 41 claims asserted in this case against the various 50 Defendants, the Court concludes that the Motions to Dismiss will be granted in part and denied in part as set out herein. In summary, Counts 1, 2, and 5 will go forward under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for alleged constitutional violations. The claims asserted in Counts 1 and 2 are asserted pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for violation of the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment for unlawful searches and seizures without probable cause based on the Non-Testimonial Order and Search Warrant that...
  • Proceedings begin in Mangum arson trial

    12/09/2010 10:30:38 AM PST · by CondorFlight · 5 replies
    News and Observer ^ | Dec. 9, 2010 | JESSE JAMES DECONTO
    DURHAM -- Prosecutor Mark McCullough opened Crystal Mangum’s arson trial today with the names of her three children... “That residence had a fire started in it while they were in it -- by her,” McCullough said, pointing his finger at Mangum. “This case is not complicated.” Defense attorney ...Dexter did not deny the basic facts of the case: That Mangum piled her boyfriend Milton Walker’s clothes in the bathtub and set them on fire, then threatened to stab Walker, all in the presence of two police officers who had gone to the couple’s home after Ariana called 911 to say...
  • Duke, insurer hope to settle on lacrosse case

    10/12/2010 3:16:16 AM PDT · by abb · 44 replies
    Raleigh News and Observer ^ | October 12, 2010 | Staff
    Duke University and the insurance company it sued to recoup some of the settlement costs linked to the Duke lacrosse case hope to settle their differences within the next month. The National Union Fire Insurance Co., an affiliate of insurance giant AIG, and Duke have been wrangling over whether the company should reimburse the university for costs tied to the confidential settlements of lawsuits with three former lacrosse players and the former lacrosse coach. In a court document filed Friday in federal court, Duke and the company acknowledged that settlement talks had been held. "The parties are hopeful that they...
  • Student upset PowerPoint sex list went viral

    10/03/2010 10:20:39 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 129 replies
    ninemsn ^ | Fri Oct 1 2010
    An American college student who published her sexual exploits as a PowerPoint presentation says she regrets any pain the list has caused after it was circulated on the internet. The mock-thesis, titled "An education beyond the classroom: excelling in the realm of horizontal academics", catalogues intimate details about 13 male students the author has slept with, including dirty talk transcripts and their overall rating out of 10. The presentation includes names and photos from Facebook and athletic action shots. Each man — all of them high-profile students — is scored along criteria that include physical attractiveness, penis size and talent...
  • The real America's Team

    09/23/2010 5:58:01 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan
    MASN Sports ^ | September 23, 2010 1:12 PM | Scott Garceau
    While we were debating Joe Flacco and Michael Vick and wondering where Buck Showalter hides his magic wand, a story with a sports connection likely evaded many of us. Tuesday a Blackhawk helicopter went down in Southern Afghanistan, the crash took nine lives, among them Brendan Looney a Navy Seal and a former Navy lacrosse player, class of 2004. Andrew Dow, also a former Navy lacrosse player, survived the crash. Brendan Looney was a three-sport star at DeMatha High School in Maryland and went to Navy to play football. His commitment to his country didn't change, but his sport did....
  • New arrest order for Duke lacrosse accuser

    08/26/2010 8:43:25 AM PDT · by CondorFlight · 36 replies
    ABC 11 WTVD ^ | Aug. 26, 2010
    DURHAM (WTVD) -- A judge has ordered former Duke lacrosse accuser Crystal Mangum arrested again. Officials say Mangum violated the terms of her pre-trial release related to the visitation hours with her children. (snip)
  • N&O columnist Sheehan leaving for law school (DukeLax Ping)

    08/04/2010 7:54:17 AM PDT · by abb · 14 replies
    Raleigh News and Observer ^ | August 4, 2010 | Martha Quillin
    Longtime News & Observer columnist Ruth Sheehan, who has an ear for a story, an eye for detail and a strong sense of justice, is swapping her reporter's notebook for a legal pad. Sheehan's last column for the paper will appear in late August. She will begin classes at the University of North Carolina law school this fall. "There is no better job than being a columnist. None," said Sheehan, 45. But she's ready for a new challenge. Sheehan knew she wanted to be in newspapers from the day, back in 3rd grade, when her teacher told the class to...
  • The Duke Lacrosse Hoax, the New Black Panthers Story and Newsweek’s Boy Reporter, David A. Graham

    07/26/2010 4:39:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 7/26/10 | Ken Larrey
    Newsweek commentator David Graham recently declared the Philadelphia Voter Intimidation controversy to be a non-story: “it’s not about a real investigation; it’s about staging an effective piece of political theater that hurts the Obama administration.” He also meandered into the assertion that the ACORN scandal was “minimal” and “discredited.” Graham’s career-long track record of suppressing news (without troubling himself with investigation) follows him way, way back to his college years at Duke University. Why bring up such ancient history? Well, because he graduated from Duke last year, in 2009.
  • U.S. OKs Iroquois Passports; U.K. Won't

    07/14/2010 7:05:29 PM PDT · by rivercat · 32 replies
    Lacrosse Magazine ^ | 7/14/2010 | Staff
    After a four-day faceoff with the U.S. government ended Wednesday, the Iroquois Nationals encountered another obstacle: the British government. As a result, the team must forfeit its Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships opener against host England in Manchester on Thursday.
  • Duke lacrosse investigator arrested

    06/28/2010 10:10:02 AM PDT · by kalee · 10 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Jun. 27, 2010 | Jim Wise
    DURHAM Linwood Wilson, an investigator for Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong in the Duke lacrosse case, was arrested Thursday evening. Durham County sheriff's deputies made the arrest at the request of authorities in Delaware, where Wilson was wanted on cyber stalking and obscenity charges related to a domestic-violence incident, said Major Paul Martin of the Durham County Sheriff's Office. The Delaware warrant was issued June 10, he said. Durham deputies made the arrest at Wilson's home about 6 p.m., Martin said. Wilson was taken to the Durham County jail and released on an unsecured $1,000 bond. Wilson is named in...
  • Duke 14 - Virginai 13

    05/29/2010 6:40:15 PM PDT · by LRoggy · 10 replies · 224+ views
    Vanity | 5/29/10 | LRoggy
    Duke Beats Virginia in NCAA Lacrosse Semi-final
  • 2010 NCAA Lacrosse Final Four

    05/23/2010 6:53:38 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 17 replies · 567+ views
    NCAA.org ^ | 05.23.10 | Perdogg
    Note the Late starts, Times EDT; Site Baltimore Maryland 4pm or 630pm Notre Dame v Cornell 4pm or 630pm Duke v Virginia (No jokes please)
  • Man with donated liver hits 0.39 BAC

    12/09/2009 3:20:49 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 22 replies · 782+ views
    lacross tribune ^ | 12-9-09 | Tribune staff
    A liver transplant recipient was given a public intoxication warning Monday afternoon after he registered a 0.39 percent blood-alcohol level, according to La Crosse police reports. The 34-year-old man was found on a curb at Springbrook Way and Cliffside Drive about 3 p.m., reports stated. He could not stand or walk unassisted when a family member took him home, police noted. He was taken to Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center for detoxification.
  • Eric Roellig: Please, count me out(Open Carry WI)

    05/20/2010 8:44:25 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies · 554+ views
    lacrossetribune.com ^ | 20 May, 2010 | Eric Rolling
    Early Sunday morning, my 1-year-old son stood on the couch, trying to knock my iMac off the desk. I sighed the heavy sigh of an overtired father whose patience is wearing thin. My son looked at me with the grin of an evil mastermind, testing how far he could move the iMac before I screamed "no!" I shook my head and smiled, then tackled and tickled him. "What are we going to do today?" We went to the Village Park in West Salem. When we got out of the van, I noticed a sign propped up on a sawhorse. I...
  • 2010 NCAA Lacrosse quater-finals set (Army upsets Syracuse)

    05/16/2010 6:56:46 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 9 replies · 345+ views
    NCAA.org ^ | 05.16.2010
    Saturday May 22nd, 2010 Noon, Notre Dame v (3) Maryland 2:30pm (5) Duke v (4) North Carolina Sunday May 23nd, 2010 Noon, Army v (7) Cornell 2:30pm (8) Stony Brook v (1) Virginia
  • End the Lacrosse Cover-Up

    05/11/2010 11:04:02 AM PDT · by CondorFlight · 24 replies · 800+ views
    Bleacher Report ^ | May 11, 2010 | R. B. Parrish
    Before the attempted frame-up of innocent lacrosse players in Durham, lacrosse had a good reputation. It may have been seen as an elite sport (or, more truly, a regionally delineated sport); but it was also seen as honest, fun, exciting, and one of the few “sports” remaining which still concerned itself with “sportsmanship”. Then came the lies and the false accusations, and a university which was more concerned with the immediate PR fallout than with standing behind its falsely-accused students. And since it fit the convenient narrative which was being constructed, lacrosse was also lambasted. In Durham, three lacrosse players...
  • Duke Lacrosse Team: Just The Facts, Please

    05/07/2010 1:44:15 PM PDT · by CondorFlight · 34 replies · 796+ views
    Bleacher Report ^ | May 5, 2010 | R. B. Parrish
    Since the current tragedy at the University of Virginia, the media has frequently brought up the Duke lacrosse case, as though the latter had some kind of relevance to the former. Because such associations are likely to be made in the future, let’s get a few facts straight: The Duke lacrosse players did not commit a crime in Durham; they were the victims of a crime (several crimes in fact: false accusations, and much more). Their community rushed to judge them, including preachers, newspapers, politicians, and assumed whatever “truths” were most convenient for their own agendas. The comparisons with Scottsboro...
  • Lacrosse: An Ancient Sport In Modern Crosshairs

    05/07/2010 12:43:43 PM PDT · by CondorFlight · 21 replies · 705+ views
    CarolJoynt.com ^ | May 7, 2010 | Carol Joynt
    What's getting slammed now, as it did with the Duke scandal, is the "culture" of lacrosse, as if the moment a boy picks up a lacrosse stick he overnight becomes a raging idiot who is probably prone to violent and abusive behavior. Any right-minded person knows there's no basis for such a broad stroke. Over the years I've encountered some true messes in lacrosse, players with poor conduct and a bad attitude who had no right in that or any other game. But those bad apples can be found in any sport. When the Love murder was made public, and...
  • Bias in reporting: Same old lacrosse player

    05/07/2010 9:09:26 AM PDT · by CondorFlight · 11 replies · 661+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | May 7, 2010 | Anchorman
    The game of lacrosse originated with Native Americans , largely the Huron and Iroquois tribes. Westerners—missionaries and fur trappers—first saw it in the 1600’s. The Indians would play the game as symbolic warfare, with hundreds of men at a time, for days on end, with fields that knew no boundaries. Some historical records suggest that they would sometimes play to the death. George Huguely played lacrosse on a field that knew no boundaries. He played it to the death– his ex-girlfriend’s death; or so the reporting goes. But the story line is bogus. Granted, there is little doubt of his...
  • Slaying the lacrosse monster

    05/06/2010 1:29:08 PM PDT · by CondorFlight · 11 replies · 536+ views
    Bleacher Report ^ | May 5, 2010 | R. B. Parrish
    As we all know, lacrosse payers are uniformly oversized brutes, usually from privileged backgrounds of wealth and power, callous in their disregard for lesser beings, and certain that their rich daddies will buy them out of any trouble. If we didn’t realize that we soon would, once we started following the general press accounts. This distorted image has yet to be rectified; but lies piled up over time accumulate in layers, as Solzhenitsyn noted, and harden like sediment on the sea floor; and any fresh disturbance can stir them up again and muddy the waters afresh.
  • Illogical and Specious Parallels

    05/06/2010 7:23:25 AM PDT · by CondorFlight · 1 replies · 234+ views
    Bleacher Report ^ | May 5, 2010 | R. B. Parrish
    “Accused UVA Murderer Came from A Life of Privilege; George Huguely Attended Prestigious Prep School, Vacationed in Palm Beach” (ABC) In the wake of this week’s tragic loss of a University of Virginia lacrosse star, one thing could be certain: that the media would race to discover truths that aren’t there; and manufacture its own fictional, but philosophically honed, narrative. For example, someone reading the above could come to the conclusion that vacationing in Palm Beach somehow results in a propensity to commit crimes; or that having a nanny is a sure path to moral decay. (Comparable statistics on how...
  • Defense lawyer: Va. player's death was accident (Lacrosse Murder)

    05/04/2010 9:36:34 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 11 replies · 1,166+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | May 4, 2010
    Defense lawyer: Va. player's death was accident CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – A lawyer for a University of Virginia men's lacrosse player charged with murder says the death was an accident. Defense lawyer Francis Lawrence says he is confident the death of a women's lacrosse player from the same school, Yeardley Love, was not intended. The 22-year-old Love was found dead in her apartment Monday morning. Hours later, 22-year-old George Huguely was arrested and charged with murder in the death.
  • Trouble in Georgia: The Tonya Craft Trial (Another DukeLax-style framing)

    04/24/2010 5:37:03 AM PDT · by abb · 11 replies · 1,067+ views
    Cato ^ | April 23, 2010 | Tim Lynch
    William Anderson has been blogging about a child abuse prosecution underway in Georgia in which Tonya Craft is accused of abusing her daughter. The daughter, some of her friends (and their parents), and Ms. Craft’s ex-husband are witnesses for the state — so Ms. Craft needed and obtained a good defense lawyer. However, there is only so much a defense lawyer can do when the prosecutor and the judge in the case start breaking rules. Anderson’s account of the prosecutorial and judicial misconduct is shocking. Here’s a sampling: * A Facebook status update written by the prosecutor, with comments left...
  • ELCA Bishop stresses conversation in time of division over gay clergy

    02/28/2010 10:29:00 AM PST · by SmithL · 17 replies · 317+ views
    LaCrosse Tribune ^ | 2/28/10 | KJ LANG
    Two families have left Middle Coon Valley Lutheran Church in rural Chaseburg after the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s national assembly vote last August to allow gay clergy. “It’s been a hard year, and I say that coming from a congregation that hasn’t had an intense split,” said Middle Coon Valley Pastor Daniel Wollman. Pastors across the La Crosse Area Synod see anger and separation in their churches and have the difficult task of explaining to their congregations that they can be together despite their different opinions, he said. Wollman looked for answers about how to deal with that anger...