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  • Pro-Abortion Legislator Outraged over Priest's Direction to Quit Church Choir

    11/16/2004 10:50:17 PM PST · by UnbornChild · 16 replies · 679+ views
    Source URL: Tuesday November 16, 2004 Pro-Abortion Legislator Outraged over Priest's Direction to Quit Church Choir ANDOVER, Massachusetts, November 16, 2004 ( -St. Augustine's Catholic church in Andover has a choir and state Rep. Barbara L'Italien likes to sing. The pro-abortion politician is a cantor and head of the parish youth choir and has refused to quit when asked by Fr. William Cleary, the new priest. She says she will only leave the volunteer post if she receives the request in writing. While L'Italien has complained to local papers that she is being targeted for being a Democrat,...
  • Complete election results for ALL presidental candidates(updated at 4 30 pm eastern)

    11/03/2004 2:46:38 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 3 replies · 910+ views ^ | 11 3 04 | Chon LaLonde
    Update at 4:30 pm nov 3 results for all presidental candidates ALL CANDIDATES CANDIDATE VOTE TOTAL VOTE % John Kerry, Democrat 55,104,702 48% George W. Bush, Republican (incumbent) 58,640,799 51% Ralph Nader, independent 392,219 0% Michael Badnarik, Libertarian 374,741 0% Michael Peroutka, constitution party 129,162 0% David Cobb, green party 104,591 0% Leonard Peltier, peace and freedom party 21,616 0% Gene Amondson, Prohibition Party 1,895 0% Andy Andress, Unaffiliated (no websites for candidate or party )716 0% Walter Brown, Socialist Party USA 10,258 0% Roger Calero, socialist workers party 5,263 0% Earl F. Dodge, Prohibition party 122 0% Thomas Harens,...
  • Pro-Life Agenda for the 2004 Democrat National Convention, Boston

    07/23/2004 4:46:21 PM PDT · by Coleus · 21 replies · 1,242+ views
    Pro-Life Agenda for DNC    It’s John Kerry’s home town, and it’s where the Democrat Convention will be held—the Abortion Candidate of the Abortion Party. So, it is imperative that there be a prophetic witness for Life in Boston during this time, all the more so as Kerry contends that he is a “believing and practicing Catholic”!    We have scheduled most of our activities on July 24 and 25, before the convention starts, since the media will mostly fixate inside the Fleet Center during the Convention. We especially want good numbers at the July 24 rally and the July...
  • Rock for Life Coming to A City near You

    06/23/2004 11:19:23 AM PDT · by Coleus · 20 replies · 615+ views
    Rock for Life ^ | 06.23.04
    Rock for Life Report 6-23-04  1. C-stone NC 2. Summer Tour 04 3. Volunteers needed 4. In the news 5. New addition 1. C-stone NC Cornerstone NC was a blast.  We got to hang out with some cool bands, see some old friends and make new ones.  The O.C. Supertones, Cool Hand Luke, the Rock n Roll Worship Circus and Headnoise were our favorites. More importantly C-stone NC was a time to spread the pro-life message.  Even though this festival wasn’t heavily attended, we had opportunities to minister to people.  We spoke to a couple of kids who weren’t pro-life.  I...
  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

    09/30/2001 4:46:44 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 191 replies · 12,118+ views
    I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register
  • WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS, Bishop-elect,Robert J. McManus, knocks politicians

    05/09/2004 1:57:27 PM PDT · by Coleus · 18 replies · 402+ views ^ | 05.08.04 | Matt O'Brien
    Bishop-elect knocks politiciansBy Matt O'Brien  mobrien@sentinelandenterprise.comPROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The bishop-elect of the Worcester Diocese wants to make certain every priest, parishioner, and Catholic politician in the county understands precisely what it means to be a Catholic. "Rejecting that teaching can have certain spiritual consequences," said Bishop Robert J. McManus, who views his new role as a way to help solidify authentic Catholic identity.McManus said he also wants local Catholic politicians to know when they stray from church teaching, especially on issues that have the highest "moral valence.""The most fundamental human right is the right to life, and it is most...

    03/08/2004 9:58:30 AM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies · 149+ views
    LET THE PEOPLE VOTE! LET THE PEOPLE VOTE! On February 8th on a blustery, cold afternoon on historic Boston Common, the above cry rang out over and over again from the thousands of people in attendance at the Rally sponsored by Your Catholic Voice in collaboration with Massachusetts Catholic Conference and the Coalition for Marriage. Since that epic event which saw Archbishop Sean P. O'Malley, Honorable Joseph R. Nolan, Honorable Robert Quinn, Ambassador Raymond L. Flynn and a host of other luminaries speak to the enthusiastic gathering, the Legislature convened in a Constitutional Convention to vote on an amendment...
  • Poll shows growing opposition to gay marriage in MA

    02/22/2004 1:11:22 PM PST · by MegaSilver · 39 replies · 973+ views
    Capital News 9 ^ | 22 February 2004 | Capital News 9 web staff, Associated Press
    A majority of Massachusetts residents oppose legalizing gay marriage. That's according to a new poll in The Boston Sunday Globe that shows a significant change since the state's highest court ruled three months ago that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry. The poll indicated opposition to gay marriage has jumped 10 percentage points since a poll taken just days after the Supreme Judicial Court's Nov. 18 ruling legalizing gay marriages. In the new poll, 35 percent supported legalizing gay marriage and 53 percent were opposed. In the earlier poll, 48 percent supported legalizing gay marriages, while 43 percent...
  • Massachusetts Judicial Activism Forces Same-Sex Marriage on the Nation

    02/12/2004 4:48:31 PM PST · by Coleus · 17 replies · 472+ views
    United States Senate Republican Policy CommitteeJon Kyl, Chairman347 Russell Senate Office BuildingWashington DC 20510http://rpc.senate.govFebruary 11, 2004Same-Sex Marriages Legal in Massachusetts on May 17Judicial Activism Forces Same-Sex Marriage on the NationA 4-3 majority of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts ruled last November in Goodridge v. Massachusetts Dep’t of Health, 798 N.E. 2d 941 (Mass. 2003), that the state’s refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples violated the state constitution. The court concluded that to insist on traditional marriage was to engage in “invidious” discrimination that the court would not tolerate. The majority, therefore, ruled that marriage must be open...
  • Dean bid showing strength in Mass., pulls even with Kerry; [Ketchup Splatters in his own backyard]

    11/23/2003 2:05:10 PM PST · by nwrep · 23 replies · 202+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 23, 2003 | Frank Phillips and Rick Klein
    <p>US Senator John F. Kerry is facing a serious challenge from Democratic rival Howard Dean in Massachusetts, according to a Boston Globe/WBZ-TV survey of likely voters in the state's presidential primary.</p> <p>The poll shows Dean getting 27 percent of the 400 likely Democratic primary voters, with Kerry receiving 24 percent. The two are far ahead of seven other candidates, with retired Army General Wesley K. Clark running a distant third with 6 percent.</p>
  • Queering the Schools

    05/29/2003 12:41:09 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 74 replies · 2,426+ views ^ | Thursday, May 29, 2003 | Marjorie King
    Queering the SchoolsBy Marjorie KingCity Journal | May 29, 2003 t a high school in prosperous Newton, Massachusetts, it’s “To B GLAD Day”—or, less delicately, Transgender, Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian Awareness Day. An advocacy session for students and teachers features three self-styled transgendered individuals—a member of the senior class and two recent graduates. One of the transgenders, born female, announces that “he” had been taking hormones for 16 months. “Right now I am a 14-year-old boy going through puberty and a 55-year-old woman going through menopause,” she complains. “I am probably the moodiest person in the world.” A second panelist declares...
  • Patriotic Rally, Support our Troops, USA, President Bush/Coalition Medford Sq 4/12/03

    04/07/2003 4:03:49 PM PDT · by guinnessboy · 5 replies · 299+ views
    I had to repost due to ugly spelling errors: Another week, another Freep! Please join us one and all for our Support the Troops Rally in Medford Sq Massachusetts. We continue to grow and had a great rally despite weather this past Saturday. Most likely there will be opposition there (UJP), the Sq has become our turf. I am posting flyers at local businesses and the word of mouth is working as well, lets flood the square!
  • Principal stops screening of [Michael Moore] documentary for what he says is anti-war message

    04/05/2003 4:11:11 PM PST · by GeneD · 37 replies · 362+ views
    AP via ^ | 04/05/2003
    <p>LYNN, Mass. (AP) The principal of Lynn English High School stopped a teacher from showing the Oscar-winning documentary ''Bowling for Columbine,'' saying it was inappropriate because it contains anti-war messages.</p> <p>English teacher Jeremy McKeen showed 17- and 18-year-old students the movie, which was directed and produced by Michael Moore and released well before the war in Iraq began. The movie has a strong anti-gun and anti-violence theme. While accepting this year's Oscar for Best Documentary, Moore expressed his disdain for President Bush and the war with Iraq.</p>
  • Bank robber's thirst for beer did him in (Hold Muh Beer Alert)

    11/17/2002 6:36:01 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 8 replies · 280+ views
    Bank robber's thirst for beer did him in By The Associated Press (11/15/02 - Taunton, Massachusetts) — Lots of guys like to stop for a beer after finishing a job. But getting brew after a bank job isn't such a good idea. Police in Taunton, Massachusetts, say a bank robbery suspect had a brewski just two blocks away from the scene of the crime. Detective Dennis Smith says the beer "did him in." The bar manager at an American Legion post told police that suspect Joaquim Grace was a regular customer. Witnesses said Grace ran into the American Legion had...
  • Massachusetts Voters End Bilingual Education

    11/06/2002 5:32:41 PM PST · by Shermy · 30 replies · 573+ views
    The Boston Channel ^ | November 6, 2002
    BOSTON -- Voters said "adios" to the state's bilingual education law Tuesday, replacing it with a controversial initiative that mandates a one-year English immersion program. Question 2 gives nonnative English speakers one year to learn English before they are moved into regular classes. Current law allows for up to three years. "I would hope that a big victory in a state like Massachusetts would help galvanize this as a national issue," said California businessman Ron Unz, who funded the initiative and a similar question on Colorado's ballot. The initiative requires students to be taught all classes in English. A teacher...
  • Louisiana vs. Massachusetts (not flattering)

    08/02/2002 11:07:20 AM PDT · by pabianice · 49 replies · 566+ views
    pure vanity | 8/2/02
    A serial killer is lose in Lousiana and has, so far, killed three women. A serial rapist is lose in Boston and has, so far, raped and beaten seven women. Officials in Louisiana are on TV, encouraging women to purchase, learn to use, and carry firearms for self-defense. Boston officials continue to prohibit women from carrying firearms for self-defense. Mace (tm) requires a rifle permit and has a 3-6 month wait.
  • Support Vantage Travel!

    05/20/2002 10:42:42 AM PDT · by pabianice · 4 replies · 882+ views
    The Brady Bunch ^ | 5/20/02 | The Brady Bunch
    Here is the latest pack of vicious lies from the Brady Bunch. I am sending Vantage Travel a Thank You! for supporting the NRA. ================================================ ACTION ALERT Protest Vantage Travel's Support of the NRA! Please join Gun Industry Watch and Million Mom March for a protest on May 30, 2002 in front of Vantage Deluxe World Travel in Boston to decry Vantage's marketing contribution to the National Rifle Association (NRA). The Vantage ad on the NRA website reads, "Support the NRA by planning a trip with Vantage Deluxe World Travel." A Vantage booking agent informed Gun Industry Watch that Vantage...
  • I Need Your Help

    04/29/2002 8:26:57 AM PDT · by michaelje · 37 replies · 354+ views
    Myself | 4/29/02 | Me
    This week I need everyone’s help on two matters. NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE YOUR SUPPORT IS CRITICAL. Our first order of business:3,000 demonstrators, demanding an INCREASE in state taxes, are set to descend on the Massachusetts State House tomorrow (Tuesday April 30th). Rest assured that our local media, including NECN, Boston Herald, WBZ, and the forerunning Boston Globe will use this protest to leverage their own support for takes hikes. To date, legislators have received very few calls, faxes and emails urging them to cut spending rather than raise taxes. I am urging everyone, whether you live in Massachusetts...
  • Tom Brady takes pass on John Kerry benefit

    04/23/2002 3:20:21 PM PDT · by AStack75 · 3 replies · 257+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 4/23/02 | Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
    Sen. John Kerry's big push to wrap up the women's vote - by getting New England Patriots heartthrob Tom Brady to host a June fund-raiser - looks like it won't make it over the line of scrimmage. Because the QB/QT is taking a pass, citing a scheduling conflict on the day of the event. ``This time there was an incomplete pass but there are always other games,'' Kerry's spokesgal Kelley Benander told the Track. ``We are certainly grateful for Tom's good intentions. Even when events don't work out, you can see why Tom Brady led the Pats to a Super...
  • Yet More Pictures of the Washington DC Rally 4-20-2002

    04/21/2002 9:35:01 PM PDT · by Cacique · 82 replies · 2,282+ views
    My digital camera ^ | 4-20-2002 | Cacique
    Ok folks here are the shots I took on my Washington DC sojourn on 4-20-2001. I had to compress them to make downloads easier. Anyone who wants the uncompressed shots freepmail me. 1. Got picked up in New York City and now we're stuck in traffic on the Lincoln Tunnel. Little Bill contemplates life while we wait for the traffic to move. 2. Now we're moving and barreling down the Lincoln Tunnel. 3. Having arrived at sauropod's lavish pad, electric Strawberry makes himself comfortable on the spot where he will crash for the night. I got the green beanbag...
  • Lawmakers rally against gun violence: State Sen. Cheryl Jacques leads group, pushes for legislation

    04/18/2002 7:35:59 AM PDT · by Joe Brower · 15 replies · 461+ views
    Daily News Tribune ^ | 4/18/2002 | Michael Kunzelman
    Lawmakers rally against gun violence: State Sen. Cheryl Jacques leads group, pushes for legislation By Michael Kunzelman BOSTON - Lawmakers and gun-control advocates from across New England, including the MetroWest region, gathered at the State House yesterday to share strategies for curbing gun violence. The group, led by state Sen. Cheryl Jacques, D-Needham, announced the formation of a new regional partnership aimed at preventing criminals from crossing state lines to illegally obtain weapons. "The reality is that in our small region guns know no borders," Jacques said. "We cannot pretend that if we are successful in limiting illegal access to...
  • Suffolk DA announces groundbreaking grand jury to look into sex abuse by priests

    04/11/2002 11:32:50 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 4 replies · 158+ views
    NewsRadio 88 ^ | 4/11/02
    (Hauppauge, Long Island-AP) -- The Suffolk District Attorney Thomas Spota is forming a special grand jury to investiate allegations of sexual abuse involving priests in Long Island's Roman Catholic diocese and how the diocese handled those accusations. Spota says that he is ``not at all satisfied with the credibility of public assertions of the church that it is properly policing its clergy.'' He said the information his office has collected so far indicates that there may have been a cover-up. The grand jury is considered a bold step in the growing examination of the church's handling of sexual abuse of...

    04/08/2002 5:20:36 PM PDT · by ElectricStrawberry · 33 replies · 506+ views
    4/8/02 | SELF
    4/8/02AARWarm enough not to complain.No harassments on the train-ride into the enemy’s domain. A few of the TERRORISTS were actually on-time, though most showed up after 5:45. They are really getting boring with the same old chants, even though they get stuck in my helpless brain for hours afterward. There wasn’t a big showing of Israeli/Jewish support in position this time, but fellow Freepers seamole, and jonatron were on-hand to witness the TERRORISTS in action. “Hey hey...ho ho...the occupation’s got to go.” There was little heckling on the good side of the street, but some passersby got a little overheated...

    04/08/2002 10:46:35 AM PDT · by ElectricStrawberry · 14 replies · 372+ views
    self | 4/8/02 | self
    Once again, the terrorists/terrorist-supporters are gathering at the Park Plaza Hotel/Israeli Consolate tonight (4/8) from 5:30 to 7:00. I will be there by 6:00 to show the Israelis that they are not alone. Anyone in the area can join in and will be appreciated.
  • Tormenting The Terrorists, Government Center/ Operation Infinite FReep

    04/06/2002 2:55:55 PM PST · by Little Bill · 39 replies · 579+ views
    Self | Self
    It was a cool and blustery spring day in Boston when I met up ElectricStrawberry at Park Street Station at 1140. Bob and Peacecorpsguy along with Mr. and Mrs, Bogunner arrived shortly after. Mr. Bogunner has made it a project to torment the commies who hold the Park Street Vigil remained behind along with one of Electrics flags. Labor divided the rest of us headed to Government center to confront the Terrorist supporters. When we arrived at the Plaza, we were pleasently supprised to see that the commies and their potential terrorist friends were on time and set up. There...

    04/01/2002 6:43:36 PM PST · by ElectricStrawberry · 42 replies · 596+ views
    4/1/02 | SELF
    April 1AARI arrived on the scene at my punctual 5:00 to see a few of the terrorist supporters gathered near the site they’ve used in the past. By 5:30, I figured they’d have a few more, but no. At 5:40, I heard their chanting from the other side of the Park Plaza Hotel and made my way over. At the last corner, I un-bagged my signs and flags, strapping one of the flags so that it would rise above my sign “Please Don’t Suicide Bomb Me—I’m a Civilian.” I turned the final corner, expecting to be the lone antagonist, but...
  • Boston Globe Reporter shot leaving Arafat's Compound

    03/31/2002 8:11:01 AM PST · by newsperson999 · 31 replies · 259+ views
    Out of Ramalla..... Boston Globe Reporter shot leaving Arafat's Compound..... shot by Israeli Sniper.... in critical condition.... Posted HEREamybody have more info?
  • Boston Drops Gun Industry Lawsuit: Cites Financial Concerns

    03/27/2002 5:31:59 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 28 replies · 580+ views
    Boston Drops Gun Industry Lawsuit Boston Drops Lawsuit Against Gun Industry, Cites Financial Concerns B O S T O N, March 27 — The city of Boston, citing financial concerns and improved weapon safety measures, dropped its lawsuit against the gun industry Wednesday.The city sued gun manufacturers, distributors and trade groups in June 1999, alleging they were responsible for gun violence. The suit sought to recover the costs of gun-related violence.Sixteen similar suits are pending involving 25 other cities. Boston's case was expected to be the first to go to trial, in September.Mayor Thomas M. Menino said the suit was...
  • Debate of hate

    03/26/2002 12:19:23 PM PST · by gd124 · 34 replies · 486+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 3/25/2002 | By Douglas Belkin
    <p>AMILTON - Eighth-grader Hanna Hoy thought she was doing a pretty good thing when she asked the Board of Selectmen to sign a pledge against hatred, already approved in 54 Massachusetts communities.</p> <p>''Was I surprised when they rejected it? Yeah, definitely,'' said Hoy, a poised, articulate 13-year-old. ''I mean, who wouldn't want their town to be a more accepting place?''</p>
  • Anti-American, anti-Semitic, immoral (Islamic spokesman)

    03/26/2002 8:37:26 PM PST · by My Identity · 17 replies · 360+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | March 27, 2002 | Daniel Pipes
    He sports the modest title of communications director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, a lobby group, but Hussein Ibish is a fast-rising star who appears frequently on the top-rated television talk shows, in leading newspapers, at think tanks, and in the corridors of power. He has been appearing in places like The Los Angeles Times and on The O'Reilly Factor. He's spoken for the Woodrow Wilson Center and his group turns up often at the White House. The remarkable thing is how extremist his views are. Unlike most of today's prominent Muslim spokesmen, however, the 38-year-old Ibish does not advocate...
  • Chomsky: The U.S. Is A Leading Terrorist State (Extreme Barf Alert!!!)

    03/25/2002 1:54:25 PM PST · by knighthawk · 87 replies · 583+ views
    Islam Online ^ | March 25 2002 | THE MONTHLY REVIEW
    THE MONTHLY REVIEW, March 25 (IslamOnline & News Agencies)- In an interview to The Monthly Review, published Monday, Noam Chomsky, the longtime political activist, writer and professor of linguistics at MIT, asserted that the U.S. is a leading terrorist state. Chomsky referred to how the western media has been lacking in providing a context and a background for the September 11th attacks on New York and Washington, blaming the incident on the entire Muslim Arab population without differentiating between the prime suspect group of Al-Qaeda and the population of the region. He pointed out to how the U.S. has constantly...
  • President's cousin wants to be Romney's running mate

    03/25/2002 4:58:32 AM PST · by billorites · 3 replies · 336+ views
    Boston Herald | March 25, 2002 | Joe Sciacca
    Here in Kennedy Country, the question today is whether voters are ready to pass the torch to a new generation - of Bushes. Jamie Bush, presidential cousin, wants to be Mitt Romney's running mate. No, he really wants to be Mitt Romney's running mate. ``Serving in public office with Mitt Romney as governor and me as lieutenant governor would dramatically increase the leverage of people throughout the state,'' he says. ``It would be a fabulous opportunity. Just let me go. ``A Romney-Bush ticket would be a really strong ticket . . . I don't think either of the other candidacies...

    03/24/2002 8:42:55 AM PST · by vannrox · 8 replies · 697+ views
    Find Law ^ | FR post 03-24-2002 | Editorial Staff
    GENERAL LAWS OF MASSACHUSETTS TITLE V. MILITIA. CHAPTER 33. MILITIA. I. DEFINITIONS. Chapter 33, Section 1. Definitions. II. ORGANIZATION. Chapter 33, Section 2. Militia; membership. Chapter 33, Section 3. Organized and unorganized militia. Chapter 33, Section 4. Organized militia, composition. Chapter 33, Section 4A. National lancers; organization. Chapter 33, Section 5. Powers of commander-in-chief; regulations. Chapter 33, Section 6. Powers of commander-in-chief; increase in forces. Chapter 33, Section 7. Powers of commander-in-chief; name and location of units; rank of personnel. Chapter 33, Section 8. Powers of commander-in-chief; provisional officers. Chapter 33, Section 9. Powers of commander-in-chief; disposition of inefficient units....
  • Picking on Pickering (Daschle bash - from Hahvahd, no less!)

    03/23/2002 7:21:55 AM PST · by NorCoGOP · 21 replies · 418+ views
    Harvard Crimson (Yes, REALLY!) ^ | 3/21/02 | Jason L. Steorts
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Tom Daschle should meet my parents. Like most members of their species, my parents have a language entirely their own, and of its many expressions, one in particular would be appropriate for the Senate Majority Leader's ears. It goes like this: "If you want to be treated like an adult, you have to act like one first." Last week, by killing Judge Charles Pickering's nomination to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Daschle and his sidekick, Judiciary Committee Chair Pat Leahy, proved themselves to be this nation's most politically powerful adolescents. And as...
  • Massachusetts Teacher Arrested for driving three teenage students to another state to buy bullets.

    03/22/2002 7:42:56 AM PST · by vannrox · 82 replies · 881+ views
    Fox News (TV) - Boston, MA Channel 25 | FR Post 21 MARCH 2002 | VANNROX
    Just announced on FOX TV. I was unable to get the details, and I can't find it on the Internet Yet. Summary is that there is a current High School Teacher who has been arrested. He is charged with a FELONY. His crime is that he was driving three high school students to a nearby state to purchase ammo. The report did not mention if he was the teacher of the students or not. The report did not mention the names or the ages of the students. The report did not mention in how the LAW got involved in this...
  • On the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System track ( guys are too good)

    03/22/2002 3:11:59 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies · 380+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | March 22, 2002 | staff editorial
    <p>THE STATE Department of Education continued its compassionate approach to high-stakes testing yesterday with the publication of a ''multiple pathways'' strategy for students who are denied diplomas after failing the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System test. With enough support, the only thing that should stand between a student and a diploma is individual effort.</p>
  • Pope speaks out about sex abuse scandals

    03/21/2002 5:23:36 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 100 replies · 2,032+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 21, 2002 | By VICTOR L. SIMPSON - Associated Press Writer
    Posted on Thu, Mar. 21, 2002 Pope speaks out about sex abuse scandalsBy VICTOR L. SIMPSON Associated Press Writer VATICAN CITY - Pope John Paul II on Thursday broke his silence on the sex abuse cases rocking the Roman Catholic Church, saying the "grave scandal" was casting a "dark shadow of suspicion" over all priests. In an annual message to priests worldwide, the pope said "as priests we are personally and profoundly afflicted by the sins of some of our brothers who have betrayed the grace of ordination." He said they had succumbed "to the most grievous forms" of...
  • Governor of Massachusetts Drops Re-election Bid

    03/19/2002 1:45:52 PM PST · by mac_truck · 100 replies · 1,048+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 19, 2002 | Associated Press
    BOSTON (AP) -- Acting Gov. Jane Swift dropped out of the governor's race Tuesday rather than fight for the Republican nomination against Mitt Romney, the acclaimed Salt Lake City Olympics chief. Romney formally entered the race a few hours later. He thanked Swift for her years of work and said he didn't want to take attention away from her on ``her day.'' ``I also think it's admirable that she's decided to focus her resources on managing the state during tough economic times and also to help raise her family with all her energy and heart,'' Romney said, surrounded by his...
  • Romney: I Wanna Be Massachusetts Guv

    03/19/2002 12:12:22 PM PST · by kattracks · 2 replies · 225+ views ^ | 3/19/02 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    The race is not to the Swift: Controversial acting Jane Swift withdrew today from the Massachusetts governor's race and threw her support to Winter Olympics boss Mitt Romney. Later this afternoon he announced his candidacy. ``I believe that this is in the best interest of our state as it will allow the Republican Party's best chances of holding the governor's office in November,'' said Swifty, fighting back tears at the Statehouse in Boston. After a Republican activist recently tried to get her a job in the Bush administration to ease her out of the race, Swifty fumed, ``I guess...
  • Mass GOP Governor Race: Swift out, Romney in

    03/19/2002 6:23:31 AM PST · by awestk · 36 replies · 393+ views
    From WBZ radio: Romney to announce he is running soon. Swift to announce she won't run at Noon.
  • Sources: Swift Dropping Out Of [MA] Governor's Race

    03/19/2002 6:22:56 AM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 68 replies · 925+ views ^ | 10:06 a.m. EST March 19, 2002 | TheBostonChannel
    Sources: Swift Dropping Out Of Governor's Race Cites Family Reasons For Leaving GOP Field To Romney BOSTON -- Sources tell NewsCenter 5 that Acting Gov. Jane Swift has decided to drop out of the race for the GOP gubernatorial nomination this fall. Swift, a mother of three, including twin girls who were born last June, cited family reasons for her decision not to run. Aides said she is expected to make a formal announcement later Tuesday. Swift's decision comes on the heels of a news that Olympic chief Mitt Romney plans to formally announce his candidacy for the corner office....
  • Arlington woman shoots man who invaded her home

    03/18/2002 7:25:55 PM PST · by tarawa · 29 replies · 432+ views ^ | 3/18/2002 | Associated Press
    <p>ARLINGTON, Mass. (AP) A woman shot a man in the neck after he allegedly invaded her home Monday afternoon, police said.</p> <p>There have been no arrests in the incident, which is still under investigation.</p> <p>Polcie said the suspect allegedly broke into the home at 2:50 p.m., when the woman's dog alerted her to the break-in.</p>
  • The bias against handguns: Boston Globe EDITORIALS/OPINIONS

    03/18/2002 6:21:14 AM PST · by rface · 6 replies · 216+ views
    page A15 of the Boston Globe ^ | 3/18/2002 | Cathy Youngis a contributing editor at Reason magazine
    <p>DOES DOMESTIC gun ownership pose a more serious threat to Americans than foreign terrorism?</p> <p>That's what New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof seems to be saying in a recent article. Alarmed by reports of a surge in gun sales after Sept. 11, Kristof cites familiar statistics on the perils of guns. Japan, where handguns are practically unavailable, had only 29 gun deaths (both murders and suicides) in 1999, while the United States had 26,800 gun deaths in 2000. England, another country with a strict handgun ban, has higher rates of assault and burglary than the United States but a murder rate only one-sixth of ours.</p>
  • Time For Mitt To Put The Work Gloves On

    03/17/2002 5:45:39 AM PST · by SamAdams76 · 33 replies · 851+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 3/17/02 | Howie Carr
    You're Mitt Romney, you're flying back to Logan tonight, after the parade in Southie, so you've already made the first good decision of the campaign. You're passing up all the hack St. Patrick's Day roasts that so appall everyone who isn't getting Monday off to nurse their hangovers. You're W. Mitt Romney and tomorrow in Belmont, they're going to give you a rally right out of ``Music Man,'' because there's trouble, trouble, right here in River City. You're Mitt Romney and it's now or never, and you don't have to worry about the Democrats mounting an pre-emptive attack campaign...
  • A Freep In Two Parts/ Park Street Station/Operation Infinite Freep

    03/16/2002 1:31:24 PM PST · by Little Bill · 39 replies · 557+ views
    Self | Self
    The ElectricStrawberry and I met, at Park Street, for our usual Saturday FReep of the unwashed communist traitors, it was a cold and blustery day. We were soon joined by Mr. and Mrs Bogunner and at high noon unfolded our flags and signs and prepared to face the foot soldiers of the revolution. As usual they were slow in coming down from the unspeakable excesses of the night before and were late in showing, what if you were going to have a revolution and you were late? When they finally showed is was pathetic, they couldn't even lie convincingly, a...
  • Patiots Sign Super Bowl Hero Vinatieri

    03/16/2002 5:22:42 AM PST · by paul in cape · 2 replies · 208+ views
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 3-16-02 | (AP)
    <p>FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) -- Adam Vinatieri, the New England kicker whose 48-yard field goal as time expired gave the franchise its first Super Bowl championship, signed a multiyear contract Friday.</p> <p>Vinatieri, 29, was instrumental in the Patriots' improbable playoff run, hitting a 45-yard game-tying field goal and a 23-yard game-winner in driving snow in the Patriots' 16-13 playoff win against the Oakland Raiders. He had five game-winning field goals last season.</p>
  • Paper Suggests End to Priest Celibacy

    03/15/2002 11:59:33 AM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 133 replies · 910+ views
    AP | 3/15/02 | AP
    BOSTON- In an extraordinary editorial on the city's child-molestation scandal, the official newspaper of the Boston Archdiocese says the Roman Catholic Church must face the question of whether to drop its requirement that priests be celibate. The editorial, published Thursday in a special issue of The Pilot, asks whether there would be fewer scandals if celibacy were optional for priests and whether the priesthood attracts an unusually high number of homosexual men. It offers no answers, but says: "These scandals have raised serious questions in the minds of the laity that simply will not disappear." The editorial was written by...
  • Report says Transit [T] crime policy hurts minorities [Zero tolerance and "racial profiling"]

    03/15/2002 7:41:43 AM PST · by wwcc · 4 replies · 177+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 3/14/2002 | Mac Daniel
    <p>The MBTA Police Department's zero-tolerance approach to crime is a failed policy that has unfairly targeted black, Hispanic, and Asian youth and has bred widespread mistrust and hostility in minority communities, according to a report by a task force formed to study allegations of racial profiling.</p>
  • Massachusetts Attorney General Attempts to Block Further Investigation

    03/14/2002 7:48:57 PM PST · by AStack75 · 3 replies · 207+ views
    Gun Owners' Action League ^ | 3/11/02 | Gun Owners' Action League
    Massachusetts Attorney General Attempts to Block Further Investigation A bill that the Attorney General Tom Reilly is backing has recently gotten more attention than he had hoped. House Bill 2198, “An Act Relative To Attorney Client Privilege And Attorney Work Product Materials” has recently caught the attention of many activist groups across the Commonwealth and is now coming under fire. House Bill 2198 would amend the “public records” laws to exclude access to any records produced by an attorney. The bill’s language is so broad that it would prevent any citizen from obtaining materials/documents produced by the Attorney General’s legal staff....
  • Ford sorry he left gun in office

    03/14/2002 2:18:00 PM PST · by 45Auto · 46 replies · 643+ views
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette ^ | 14 March 2002 | Mike Elfland
    As he awaits court action on a firearms charge, social service center administrator Adrian L. Ford said yesterday he will not dodge responsibility for leaving his loaded gun in his unlocked office. Two sixth-graders are accused of stealing the gun and taking it to B.F. Brown Middle School. “For 30 years I have been challenging people to take responsibility, personal responsibility,” Mr. Ford said. “I'd feel like a hypocrite if I didn't let people know how I really feel.” In an interview yesterday, Mr. Ford, chief administrator of Three Pyramids social service center, said the matter of the stolen gun...