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  • Welcome Maria Bartiromo, to Fox Business News (on now)

    02/24/2014 6:20:09 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 31 replies
    Fox Business News | 2/24/2014 | (self)
    I just want to say "welcome" to Maria Bartiromo, to Fox Business News. She's starting there today. On right now in fact. Welcome aboard.
  • Maria von Trapp Dies

    02/22/2014 3:32:40 PM PST · by Borges · 48 replies
    People ^ | 2/21 | K. C. Blumm
    Maria von Trapp, whose family's story was told in The Sound of Music, has died. She was the last surviving member of the musical family of seven brothers and sisters and passed away in her sleep at home in Vermont at the age of 99 on Tuesday, PEOPLE confirms. Von Trapp, who was the second-eldest daughter, and her family fled their home in Austria to escape from the Nazis in the 1930s and eventually ended up in the U.S., where their story inspired a Rodgers & Hammerstein musical and the popular 1965 movie starring Julie Andrews.
  • Pussy Riot Breaks Up: Group Splits from Arrested Members Maria and Nadezhda Over Ideological Issues

    02/09/2014 10:07:45 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 20 replies
    Latin Post ^ | Posted: Feb 07, 2014 05:19 PM EST | By Carlos Garcia
    It turns out that with the newfound fame as international human rights spokespersons, Maria Alyokhhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova have alienated their former musical group members, who now feel the pair have strayed from the movement's original goals. Six of the members of the Russian punk rock group known as Pussy Riot have decided to write a letter stating that they may no longer be listed as members of their group. In the letter, the collective accuses the two former members of no longer meeting up to the "aspirations and ideals of [the] group." The two newly disenfranchised members had performed...
  • Greek Mystery Girl's Identity Confirmed by DNA

    10/25/2013 8:29:16 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 29 replies
    gma.yahoo ^ | October 25, 2013 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    DNA confirms that a child found by police in a Gypsy encampment in central Greece is the daughter of a Bulgarian migrant, who says she gave up her baby because she could not afford to care for her. Sasha Ruseva, a 35-year-old Bulgarian Gypsy, or Roma, said she gave birth to the girl, called Maria, four years ago while working as an olive picker in Greece. The girl was found last week during a crackdown by Greek authorities on Gypsy settlements. Authorities became suspicious of the couple who claimed to be her parents, because of the girl's blonde hair and...
  • Julie Andrews and Maria Von Trapp part 1 of 2

    12/23/2012 8:13:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jul 27, 2011 | lalla979
    This is from the Julie Andrews Hour in 1972-73. Show at the link.. . Just in case you tire of some of the other holiday season fare....
  • Maria Conchita Alonzo Confronts Sean Penn Over His Support for Chavez

    12/19/2011 5:15:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | 12/19/11 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Interview over a confrontation at the Airport where she has words with Sean Penn. Audio at link.
  • Tropical Storms Maria & Nate

    09/08/2011 11:39:01 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 67 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 8 September 2011 | NHC/NOAA
    The 2011 Atlantic Tropical Storm season is at its peak with three active systems. Meanwhile, major inland flooding continues from the remnants of TS Lee. Tropical Storm Maria developed east of the Caribbean Sea. Tropical Storm Nate is nearly stationary in the Bay of Campeche. Hurricane Katia is churning in the Atlantic between the U.S. East Coast and Bermuda. Maria Nate Maria Public Advisories Nate Public Advisories Maria NHC Discussions Nate NHC Discussions Buoy Data Eastern Carib & Florida Buoy Data Western Gulf of Mexico Satellite (ATL Floater 3) Satellite (ATL Floater 1) StormPulse Tracking Maria StormPulse Tracking Nate
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger dons 'I Survived Maria' gag gift shirt months after infidelity scandal

    08/09/2011 11:34:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 08/09/2011 | Nancy Dillon
    It's an old shirt, but it has a new meaning now - and maybe Arnold Schwarzenegger should have left it in the closet. The "Terminator" star was caught Sunday sporting a white tee with the phrase "I Survived Maria" and the dates of his relationship with ex Maria Shriver - "1977 - 2010" - emblazoned on the back, according to a photo obtained by TMZ.com. Schwarzenegger and Shriver have filed for divorce after his love child scandal, but her staff gave him the shirt as a lighthearted joke last year, a Schwarzenegger source told the Daily News.
  • Maria Shriver leaked news of Schwarzenegger's love child, hires investigator over new baby claims

    05/24/2011 2:21:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    NEWSCORE ^ | 5/24/11 | Staff
    LOS ANGELES- Maria Shriver leaked the revelations about Arnold Schwarzenegger's love child to the media -- and has now hired a private investigator to find out whether her estranged husband fathered more children in secret.Shriver's friends had to persuade the "hysterical" former TV journalist not to hold a news conference when she found out in late April or early May that Schwarzenegger had fathered a son with the family's housekeeper, TMZ reported Tuesday.She agreed to keep quiet until a week after the couple announced the end of their 25-year marriage -- and then tipped off the LA Times that
  • ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER ON YOUTUBE - Who is your daddy and what does he do?

    05/17/2011 10:05:28 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 6 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | 5/2011
    From KINDERGARTEN COP Arnold asks who's your daddy?
  • A top California Democratic politician is calling for an investigation into Arnold...(Clinton?)

    05/17/2011 9:42:02 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 10 replies
    radar ^ | 5-17-11 | Tereszcuk
    NOTE: I heard this clown on the radio today. Yes, it should be investigated when a public official uses state resources for his liaisons. But what of Bill Clinton? Where were the Dems regarding him? To review, Clinton used troopers on regular and overtime pay to hustle women. He gave jobs for sex. He accepted bribes to put people on state commissions (which he denied during the criminal trial of Branscum and Hill - that was perjury in a criminal trial.) On the clock, troopers delivered Christmas presents to Danny Williams. On the clock, LD Brown drove him to see...
  • Ex-California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver Separate After 25 Years of Marriage

    05/10/2011 3:42:28 AM PDT · by onyx · 61 replies · 1+ views
    ABC NEWS ^ | May 9, 2011 | By LEEZEL TANGLAO
    Ex-Calif. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver announced they are "amicably separating," after 25 years of marriage. In a joint statement released Monday night, the couple said they are living apart while "they decide on the future of their relationship." "This has been a time of great personal and professional transition for each of us. After a great deal of thought, reflection, discussion, and prayer, we came to this decision together," the statement said. Schwarzenegger and Shriver said they plan to continue to "parent their four children together." "They are the light and the center of both...
  • Sharapova gets engaged to Lakers' guard Vujacic

    10/22/2010 9:00:14 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 14 replies
    yahoo ^ | 22 October 2010 | chris chase
    The most eligible bachelorette in tennis is off the market. Three-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova got engaged to her boyfriend, Los Angeles Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic, after he proposed on Tuesday night at his Manhattan Beach, Calif. home. The two had been dating for nearly a year. TMZ was the first to report the news. Sharapova's agent has since confirmed it to CNBC's Darren Rovell.
  • US couple had terror hit list: court documents

    07/21/2010 5:06:21 PM PDT · by Cindy · 41 replies · 3+ views
    (AFP) via GOOGLE.com ^ | July 21, 2010, 2 hours ago | n/a
    SNIPPET: "WASHINGTON — A US man has been charged after he compiled a hit list of 15 people he believed had harmed Muslim civilians and deserved to die, court documents showed Wednesday. Paul Rockwood and his wife Nadia were charged with lying to federal investigators about the compilation and content of the list, which Nadia Rockwood delivered to an unnamed individual in April at her husband's request." SNIPPET: "According to plea agreement documents obtained by AFP Wednesday, Paul Rockwood converted to Islam around late 2001 and soon "became a strict adherent to the violent jihad-promoting ideology of cleric Anwar al-Awlaki."...
  • 2 Fresno-Area Residents Indicted for Producing Fraudulent Identity Documents

    06/14/2010 2:46:57 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 437+ views
    ICE.gov - News Release ^ | June 11, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: 2 Fresno-area residents indicted for producing fraudulent identity documents FRESNO, Calif. - Two Fresno-area residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury for producing and selling counterfeit immigration and identity documents as a result of an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Maria Ines Rangel-Lemus, 55, of Strathmore, Calif., and Cesar Perez Sanchez, 38, of Earlimart, Calif., are named in a multiple count indictment charging them with conspiracy, possession, transfer, production, and sale of fraudulent United States immigration and Social Security identification documents. The two, who face a maximum sentence...
  • Cantwell health care speech: What speech? (Senator from Washington State)

    08/08/2009 7:54:56 AM PDT · by surfing_the_red_wave · 12 replies · 525+ views
    Seattle P.I. ^ | August 7, 2009 | Posted by Joel Connelly
    An upcoming speech on health care was touted last week by Sen. Maria Cantwell's press office. It was then delayed by a few hours. Then, the speech was deep-sixed as Cantwell flew to Spokane for the weekend. No mention of the speech has come this week, as the Senate wrapped up its work before the August recess. Has Washington's junior senator adopted a long-ago motto of Virginia Sen. Harry Byrd: Silence is golden? Cantwell is a member of the Senate Finance Committee. A bipartisan group of six committee members - not including Cantwell - is trying to hammer out a...
  • JFK Sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver Critical

    08/07/2009 12:45:58 PM PDT · by Borges · 32 replies · 1,699+ views
    CBS ^ | 08/07/09
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the 86-year-old sister of President John F. Kennedy, who founded the Special Olympics and championed the rights of the mentally retarded, has been hospitalized. A spokesman said Friday that Shriver's family was at her side at a Massachusetts hospitla. Shriver is also the sister of Sen. Edward Kennedy and the mother-in-law of California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was no immediately clear what ailment, if any, was affecting her. It was also not immediate clear how long Shriver has been hospitalized. Shriver is also the sister of Sen. Edward Kennedy and the mother-in-law of California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger,...
  • Argentine woman acknowledges relationship with South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford

    06/28/2009 6:23:32 PM PDT · by RDTF · 40 replies · 2,929+ views
    <p>BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- A 41-year-old Argentine former reporter acknowledged having a relationship with South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, saying Sunday that widely published e-mail correspondence between the two was obtained from her account without permission.</p> <p>In a brief statement sent to news network C5n of Buenos Aires, Maria Belen Chapur said she will not talk about her private life, which has already been the focus of intense media scrutiny in the United States and Argentina.</p>
  • Argentine woman admits relationship with SC Gov.

    06/28/2009 4:06:09 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 37 replies · 3,085+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | June 28, 2009 | N/A
    A 41-year-old Argentine woman has acknowledged having a relationship with South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford. SNIP She denies the hacker was a friend of hers. Chapur says she suspects she knows who the hacker is but will not identify him, because she lacks proof and for legal reasons. She says Sunday's 200-word statement will be her only comment on the matter.
  • Video From 2001 Shows Woman at Heart of Sanford Media Firestorm (no video, just photo)

    06/26/2009 1:45:42 PM PDT · by rawhide · 38 replies · 2,763+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 25, 2009
    The woman at the heart of a media firestorm following South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's admission of an affair can be seen in a 2001 video working as a freelance reporter for an Argentine TV station. The video, posted online by Argentine news site Infobae.com, shows Maria Belen Chapur delivering a report from New York City on the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks for a TV news show called "Despues de hora" on the Spanish-language America network. "Maria Belen was working as a freelance journalist for that show," Sebastian Aguirre, who worked on the show with Chapur, told...
  • Paper reveals SC gov's romantic e-mail exchange

    06/26/2009 5:57:24 AM PDT · by pissant · 28 replies · 764+ views
    Yahoo/ap ^ | 6/26/09 | staff
    COLUMBIA, S.C. – Just after South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford admitted to a yearlong extramarital affair, his state's largest newspaper posted online romantic, suggestive e-mails that it says were exchanged between the chief executive and his Argentinian lover. The State of Columbia redacted the full name of the woman, identifying her only as "Maria," but their contents clearly show they were more than friends. The newspaper says it has had the messages since December, which would be about the time Sanford says his wife found out about the tryst. In a message to The Associated Press, managing editor Steve Brook...
  • Mystery of Sanford's mistress deepens in Argentina

    06/25/2009 9:05:38 PM PDT · by rawhide · 29 replies · 1,898+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | Jun 25,2009 | By EDUARDO GALLARDO
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – It's a wild scene outside the luxury apartment building where Gov. Mark Sanford's mistress reportedly lives, where dozens of journalists have camped out, interviewing every passerby in hopes of finding Sanford's elusive "Maria." But with at least five Marias living in the building, the mystery persists. Reporters and cameramen descended on Republica de la India street after a South Carolina newspaper found the address in the couple's steamy e-mails. But the paper, called The State, did not publish her last name, leaving the rest of the pack scrambling for clues and complaining about their stakeout duty...
  • Sources: Jilted Ex-Husband Leaked Sanford Emails

    06/25/2009 6:07:39 PM PDT · by ellery · 50 replies · 2,515+ views
    FITS News ^ | June 25, 2009
    The racy, private email messages that have S.C. Governor Mark Sanford in the middle of a political firestorm are said to have originated from the jilted ex-husband of the governor’s alleged mistress, Maria Belen Chapur, multiple independent sources are telling FITS. A source at The (Columbia, S.C.) State newspaper, which published several of the emails yesterday afternoon, could not confirm who sent them, however. The paper originally received the emails several months ago but declined to investigate whether or not they were authentic until this week. Obviously, this would be quite an interesting twist to this ongoing saga as most...
  • Mark Sanford Mistress Identified as Maria Belen Shapur

    06/25/2009 9:41:46 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 70 replies · 9,232+ views
    Trans World News ^ | Jun 25, 2009 | TWN Story Monkey
    South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford’s Argentine mistress has been identified as Marie Belen Shapur. According to reports, Shapur works for Bunge y Born, a multinational agribusiness and grain trading corporation. She is fluent in English, Portuguese and Chinese. Shapur, 43, has two sons and lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She knew Sanford for 7 years before they began their year-long affair. In a press conference held yesterday, Sanford admitted he cheated on his wife of 20-years, Jenny Sanford, with a woman who was initially only a “dear friend.” He did not identify the woman.
  • Exlusive: Alleged Pictures of Mark Stanford Mistress, Maria Belen Chapur...

    06/25/2009 11:47:17 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 235 replies · 21,606+ views
    Photos of Maria Chapur from social networking site...more to come....
  • Sanford's Mistress Identified as Professional, Passionate and Beautiful Brunette

    06/25/2009 11:16:48 AM PDT · by RDTF · 26 replies · 7,677+ views
    Fox ^ | 25 June 09
    South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's mistress is a 43-year-old employee of an international agriculture company who speaks several languages and lives in an upscale apartment building in Buenos Aires, Argentina, local media there are reporting. Though details are sparse, Terra Noticias reported Thursday that the woman's name is Maria Belen Shapur and she works for the international agribusiness firm Bunge y Born. -snip-
  • Sanford's Mistress Identified as Professional, Passionate and Beautiful Brunette

    06/25/2009 8:58:56 AM PDT · by traumer · 184 replies · 16,378+ views
    South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's mistress is a 43-year-old employee of an international agriculture company who speaks several languages and lives in an upscale apartment building in Buenos Aires, Argentina, local media there are reporting. Though details are sparse, Terra Noticias reported Thursday that the woman's name is Maria Belen Shapur and she works for the international agribusiness firm Bunge y Born. The newspaper, along with Buenos Aires Continental Radio, reported that she lives next to the Buenos Aires Zoo in a 14-story building. A witness described her as a beautiful brunette with big eyes who plays tennis on a...
  • Exclusive: E-mails between Sanford, woman

    06/24/2009 5:22:29 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 89 replies · 4,615+ views
    Below are excerpts of e-mails, obtained by The State newspaper in December, between Gov. Mark Sanford's personal e-mail account and Maria, a woman in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The State has removed the woman's full name and other personal details, including her address, e-mail address and children's names. McClatchy special correspondent Angeles Mase visited the 14-story apartment building in Buenos Aires Wednesday where the woman lives, according to the emails, which included her address. The woman at the address answered to the name in the emails and, at first, agreed to speak to a visitor, but she declined after the visitor...
  • Sanford Emails

    06/24/2009 3:16:10 PM PDT · by ArtyFO · 155 replies · 5,396+ views
    Beaufort Gazette ^ | 6-24-09 | Beaufort Gazette
    Below are excerpts of e-mails, obtained by The State newspaper in December, between Gov. Mark Sanford and Maria, a woman in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The State has removed the woman’s full name and other personal details, including her address, e-mail address and children’s name. Sanford’s office Wednesday did not dispute the authenticity of the emails. McClatchy special correspondent Angeles Mase visited the 14-story apartment building in Buenos Aires Wednesday where the woman lives, according to the emails, which included her address. The woman at the address answered to the name in the emails and, at first, agreed to speak to...
  • First Lady Maria Shriver Weighs in on Special Olympics joke

    03/20/2009 2:07:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 1,308+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 3/20/09 | Carla Marinucci
    California First Lady Maria Shriver -- whose mother Eunice Shriver founded the Special Olympics -- has weighed in this morning on the furor surrounding President Obama's comments regarding the Special Olympics on the "Tonight" show. Here's her statement: "While I am confident that President Obama never intended to offend anyone, the response that his comments have caused, coupled with the reaction of a primetime audience, demonstrate the need to continue to educate the non-disabled community on the issues that confront those with a developmental disability. My mother has dedicated her life to fighting stereotypes and ridicule for this community, and...
  • Milk-carton alert: Millions of rampaging Christians missing after Playboy “Maria” outrage

    12/26/2008 4:20:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies · 1,322+ views
    HOTAIR.COM ^ | Dec 2008 | Ed Morrisey
    Catholics and Christians in Mexico have expressed outrage over Playboy’s latest cover. The shot feature a model wearing a white head covering and nothing more in front of a stained-glass window, an obvious attempt to evoke the Madonna (the original, not the singer) at the time Mexican Catholics celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Fox News was all over this story, to no one’s surprise: I suppose I should be outraged as well, but honestly, Playboy and the rest of the porn industry stopped surprising me years ago. Their hostility towards religion has been obvious for a long...
  • Slain Marine Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach honored in Ohio

    02/02/2008 6:44:40 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies · 413+ views
    Politicom ^ | 2/02/08
    Slain Marine Lauterbach honored in Ohio Marine Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach, whose death led to a nationwide manhunt for her killer, was honored with a funeral service Saturday in Vandalia, Ohio. The Springfield (Ohio) News-Sun said that while authorities search for their top suspect in Lauterbach's death -- Marine Cpl. Cesar Laurean -- hundreds of people paid their respects to the slain Marine and her unborn child, Gabriel Joseph. Lauterbach, 20, had been stationed in North Carolina prior to her disappearance in December. She had been preparing to testify against Laurean, whom she had accused of raping her. Authorities have...
  • Maria Shriver tells Google workers work-life balance is a struggle

    05/16/2007 9:19:33 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 880+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 5/16/07 | Julia Prodis Sulek
    This is what a speech by Maria Shriver on "work-life balance" to employees at Google headquarters Tuesday looked like: Shriver sits casually in a director's chair up front, talking about the challenges of being California's first lady, a mother of four, a stand-in for Oprah and Larry King and an advocate for numerous causes. A sea of open laptops balances on the knees of multi-tasking Google employees who fill the crowded assembly room. Engineer Brian Schneirow flips his open, googles Maria Shriver and hits enter. More than a dozen images of her pop up: on a magazine cover, at her...
  • Maria in the middle

    11/24/2006 10:21:43 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 995+ views
    Capitol Weekly ^ | 11/24/06 | Anthony York
    As Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's reelection campaign was beginning to take shape last year, prototypes of the governor's reelection posters were ordered. One poster used the colors red and black, and simply had one word: "Arnold." When the posters were presented to the governor and his wife, Maria Shriver, Shriver bristled. She wanted something unconventional, something that highlighted the fact that, despite his loss weeks earlier in the special election, Schwarzenegger was not an ordinary political candidate. Shriver, in a dramatic portent of things to come during the campaign, got exactly what she wanted: New posters came back, with colors chosen...
  • Sharapova Talks of God

    09/18/2006 5:13:29 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 75 replies · 2,603+ views
    The Manilla Bulletin ^ | 9/17/06 | Fr. Bel R. San Luis
    It was a sensational victory for Maria Sharapova, gifted with beauty and talent, in the recently concluded U.S. Open tennis championship. It’s amazing how the 19-year-old tennis star demolished the defending champion and world #1 woman player Amelie Mauresmo with a lopsided 6-0, 4-6, 6-0 score. Was Amelie distracted by her opponent’s beauty or was her focus not on the ball but on something else? * * * What’s inspiring with Sharapova is that even at the crest of success, she hasn’t forgotten to recognize the role of God in her life. Listen to her "homily" about succeeding enunciated days...
  • Teen sues district after "Ave Maria" silenced

    07/01/2006 5:27:12 AM PDT · by DogBarkTree · 180 replies · 3,285+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | Saturday, July 1, 2006 | David Bowermaster
    For years, seniors in the wind ensemble at Henry M. Jackson High School have selected a favorite piece of music to play during commencement. For last month's ceremonies, the 17 students chose an instrumental version of "Ave Maria," which they had performed at a school concert in December 2004. But their choice was vetoed by Dr. Carol Whitehead, superintendent of the Everett School District. Instead, the ensemble played a selection by British composer Gustav Holst. Now Kathryn Nurre, an 18-year-old who played alto saxophone in the ensemble before graduating, is suing Whitehead, claiming the decision violated her First Amendment right...
  • First lady Maria Shriver to make appearance at Watsonville market

    06/23/2006 10:12:59 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 714+ views
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 6/23/06 | Tom Ragan
    California's first lady Maria Shriver is scheduled to visit the Watsonville Certified Farmers Market in the second week of July, to promote the health benefits of fresh produce and encourage more people to use their food stamps and electronic benefit cards at farmers markets across the state. Nancy Gammons, the director of Watsonville's market, said Shriver's visit has been tentatively scheduled between 4 and 6 p.m. July 14, but she added: "Anything can happen or change at the last minute in politics." The impending visit would be just another in a series of public appearances to promote California Connect, a...
  • (CA) Commissioners quit history museum over Shriver's makeover plan

    10/13/2004 11:55:14 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 5 replies · 284+ views
    sacbee ^ | 10-13-04
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Three members of the California State History Museum have resigned, saying they disagree with a quiet push from California's first lady Maria Shriver to refocus the museum's attention on the accomplishments of women. Opened in 1998 as the Golden State Museum, the center's current mission is to depict a broad experience of California life. But, according to reports in the Los Angeles Times and the Sacramento Bee, Shriver has successfully lobbied a majority of the museum board to rename the facility as the California Women's History Museum and devote the 25,000 square feet of exhibit space to...
  • CA: Governor adds GOP savvy for re-election (Maria recruited and interviewed candidates)

    02/20/2006 9:04:46 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 271+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 2/20/06 | John Marelius
    SACRAMENTO – As if to sweep away the last remnants of his 2005 special election shellacking, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is following the purge of his senior government staff with a housecleaning in his political operation to launch his re-election campaign this year. But unlike his eclectic – critics would say “schizophrenic” – Capitol staff, where the dominant figure is a longtime Democratic activist, senior members of the Republican governor's new campaign team have solid Republican pedigrees. Out is senior strategist Mike Murphy, who directed the campaign for Schwarzenegger's “reform agenda,” which was defeated in November. And Rob Stutzman, Schwarzenegger's chief...
  • CA: Silent minority: After election, Shriver's credibility enhanced

    12/02/2005 10:06:49 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 501+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 12/2/05 | Bill Ainsworth
    SACRAMENTO – California first lady Maria Shriver may be the only top political adviser to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to emerge from the special election with her popularity and credibility enhanced. Her secret? Silence. During his "year of reform," Schwarzenegger and his campaign advisers made wildly optimistic claims of victory and inaccurate assessments of the popularity of his four ballot measures. Shriver never spoke about his initiatives. Now, that conspicuous silence may become her greatest asset, paving the way for her to play an influential role in Schwarzenegger's effort to create and communicate a more bipartisan approach to governing as he...
  • Officers break up brewing fight involving 50 youths, weapons (Connecticut)

    11/12/2005 11:10:36 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 7 replies · 420+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | November 12, 2005 | Brigitte Ruthman
    WINSTED -- It was like walking into a war zone when police arrived to investigate the report of a fight late Thursday night at the Batcheller Elementary School. Police found dozens of young men poised to do battle and a cache of weapons left behind when they fled, police Sgt. Brian Fox said. As many as 50 young people thought to be members of opposing gangs scattered into a nearby wooded area, Fox said. A few were later found and questioned by police but haven't been charged, he said. The cause of the confrontation remains under investigation. Drugs are thought...
  • The Buzz:: Democrat's post with Shriver grabs attention

    10/03/2005 6:58:06 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 209+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 10/3/05 | Kevin Yamamura
    <p>Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger didn't have much good to say about Gray Davis during the 2003 recall campaign, so eyebrows raised last week when first lady Maria Shriver hired a Davis lieutenant as her chief of staff.</p> <p>Democrat Daniel Zingale, who had been Davis' Cabinet secretary, starts his new job in November. He'll join Cabinet Secretary Terry Tamminen, education adviser Bonnie Reiss and Shriver as resident Democrats in the upper levels of the GOP administration.</p>
  • Catholic Caucus: Anniversary of 9/11 and Renewing the Solemn Act of Consecration

    09/10/2005 3:34:22 PM PDT · by Maeve · 32 replies · 505+ views
    A Solemn Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of MaryMost Holy Virgin Mary, tender Mother of men, to fulfill the desires of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the request of the Vicar of Your Son on earth, we consecrate ourselves and our families to your Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, O Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and we recommend to You, all the people of our country and all the world.Please accept our consecration, dearest Mother, and use us as You wish to accomplish Your designs in the world.O Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of...
  • Tropical Storm Maria Headed for Iceland

    09/09/2005 11:43:06 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 49 replies · 1,613+ views
    NOAA ^ | 9 Sept 2005
    Look at the 5 day track for this puppy:
  • TROPICAL DEPRESSION FOURTEEN STRENGTHENS TO TROPICAL STORM MARIA...NO THREAT TO LAND...

    09/02/2005 8:04:08 AM PDT · by varina davis · 11 replies · 539+ views
    NOAA ^ | Sept. 2, 2005 | National Hurricane Center
    BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM MARIA ADVISORY NUMBER 5 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 11 AM AST FRI SEP 02 2005 ...TROPICAL DEPRESSION FOURTEEN STRENGTHENS TO TROPICAL STORM MARIA...NO THREAT TO LAND... SATELLITE IMAGES INDICATE THAT TROPICAL DEPRESSION FOURTEEN HAS STRENGTHENED AND IS NOW TROPICAL STORM MARIA...THE 13TH NAMED CYCLONE OF THE 2005 HURRICANE SEASON. AT 11 AM AST...1500Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM MARIA WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 21.3 NORTH...LONGITUDE 50.0 WEST OR ABOUT 880 MILES...1415 KM... EAST-NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS AND ABOUT 1185 MILES...1910 KM...SOUTHEAST OF BERMUDA. MARIA HAS BEEN MOVING WESTWARD FOR THE PAST FEW HOURS BUT...
  • Sharapova Saunters into Quarters

    06/27/2005 12:55:08 PM PDT · by beyond the sea · 144 replies · 3,532+ views
    yahoo.com ^ | 6/27/05 | unknown
    Sharapova saunters into quarters, joy for Lopez http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20050627/sp_nm/sport_tennis_wimbledon_dc_1 LONDON (Reuters) - Russian defending champion Maria Sharapova enjoyed a sun-soaked stroll into the Wimbledon quarter-finals Monday. French pair Amelie Mauresmo and the revitalised Mary Pierce also coasted through to the last eight on a frantic day of action with all 16 fourth-round singles matches being played. Second seed Sharapova prevented Nathalie Dechy joining her French compatriots with a 6-4 6-2 victory on Court One, her fourth consecutive straight sets win.S
  • Treasonatrix Barbie: Meet the Real Marla Ruzicka - (the Jane Fonda of our war on terror)

    04/22/2005 11:57:14 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 141 replies · 7,481+ views
    DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL.COM ^ | APRIL 21, 2005 | DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL
    When The New York Times, “Nightline,” and CNN nominate a young blonde for sainthood ahead of the Pope, it’s time for a reality check. Especially when that blonde, Marla Ruzicka’s sole purpose is to legitimize our enemies, cause problems for U.S. troops already in harms way, and morally equivocate dead terrorists with victims of 9/11. Jane Fonda lite—but unfortunately without having been spat upon by right-thinking veterans. The recent death of Ruzicka, an American “activist” in Iraq, elicited an orgy of gush—everywhere from Time Magazine to The Guardian of London to Al-Jazeera. A 28-year-old San Franciscan, Ruzicka was in Iraq...
  • California's First Lady Builds a Different Role (NYT Barf Alert!)

    03/31/2005 8:33:28 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 352+ views
    NY Times ^ | 3/31/05 | Patricia Leigh Brown
    SACRAMENTO - There are 16 million women in California, and Maria Shriver is only one of them. But as she strode past the potted palms and the oil paintings of aging gray-haired former governors earlier this month to address the Legislature - the first time in modern history a California first lady had taken the rostrum without her husband - it was difficult not to sense the symbolic import of the state's alpha female. "We have a lot in common," Ms. Shriver told 120 rapt "women of the year" being honored by the lawmakers, a group upon whom her husband...
  • Heads Up! Bad News Californians!("Save Our License" did't make it!)

    02/19/2005 5:53:48 AM PST · by kellynla · 16 replies · 1,210+ views
    Save Our License.com ^ | 2/19/2005 | Save Our License.com
    Dear Save Our License Friend: Thank you. Thank you for your hard work, financial help and continued support of the Save Our License Initiative. This past five months, thousands of individuals throughout our great state have spent countless hours collecting signatures and have donated their hard-earned money in an effort to qualify the initiative. We have spent the past two weeks counting and verifying signatures, and it is our duty to report that our current effort to qualify the Save Our License Initiative has fallen short. Because of your hard work and financial sacrifice, we spent almost $200,000 on paid...
  • Schwarzenegger and Common Cause: Strange bedfellows?

    02/20/2005 11:54:35 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 350+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/20/05 | Erica Werner - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - When California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger nabbed an endorsement from Common Cause for his plan to redraw political district lines, some Democrats and open-government activists were dismayed. How could the respected good government group sign on with a governor who's been criticized for his supercharged fund-raising? Why was Common Cause embracing a plan that's picked up little or no backing from other nonprofit groups? "Common Cause is star-struck and so they're lending the governor their brand," said Jamie Court, president of the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights, a Santa Monica-based consumer group that's among Schwarzenegger's chief critics....