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  • Study finds taxes leave Millstone at risk of shutdown

    07/23/2013 4:09:59 PM PDT · by matt04 · 1 replies
    Tax issues and economic vulnerability make Connecticut’s nuclear power plant one of 12 most at risk of shutdown, according to a new academic study. The report from the Institute for Energy and the Environment at Vermont Law School comes just two months after Connecticut legislators balked at extending a controversial tax on power generators for another two years. Millstone also is one of 38 nuclear facilities the report says is at risk of early retirement not only due to taxes, but also from competition from lower-cost energy sources, shrinking demand, costly repairs and other rising operating costs. Nine major nuclear...
  • Shatter: No Special Case for Seal of Confessional [Ireland]

    06/14/2012 8:00:00 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 6/13/12 | Jimmy Walsh
    SEANAD: DAVID CULLINANE (SF) said he was glad the Minister for Justice had made it clear that there would be absolutely no exemptions in terms of legislative requirements on the reporting of the abuse of children or vulnerable adults. Mr Cullinane had earlier noted that the Association of Catholic Priests had stated that there would be no breaking of the confessional seal. It had to be made clear to everyone, including the main church in this State, that the rights of children and the laws of the land came first, Mr Cullinane stressed. Priests should know that they could not...
  • Connecticut Goat (And Nuclear Radiation Monitor) Headed To White House

    03/09/2012 4:47:12 PM PST · by matt04 · 7 replies
    <p>Katie, a Connecticut goat and longtime monitor of nuclear power plant radiation, will take her farewell tour to the White House on Sunday to spread awareness of the potential hazards of nuclear energy.</p>
  • Nuclear monitoring goat stricken with cancer(not caused by nuclear power)

    03/05/2012 4:49:25 PM PST · by matt04 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Katie, a goat who was diagnosed with inoperable cancer after living near the Millstone Nuclear Power station, began her farewell tour on Monday to alert the public to the hazards of nuclear power. The goat was supposed to attend a press conference at the Capitol in Hartford but was not allowed inside because she lacked the proper papers. Katie was adopted by the Connecticut Coalition Against Millstone when it discovered that her milk contained excessive levels of radioactive strontium-90. At 16 years of age she has appeared at numerous rallies and events across the state, becoming a poster goat alerting...
  • Ugly One, Master, Tiger: The sex gang accused of grooming underage girls

    02/27/2012 5:02:43 PM PST · by bayouranger · 28 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 22FEB12 | GUY PATRICK
    GIRLS as young as 13 got pizzas and booze for having sex with a gang of men — whose nicknames included The Ugly One, Master and Tiger, a jury heard yesterday. Victims were chatted up and groomed by the men who then passed them around so fellow Asians could satisfy their lust, the court was told. Prosecutor Rachel Smith said as 11 men including a 59-year-old went on trial for child-sex crimes how schoolgirls would be plied with drink until they were in a stupor. Ms Smith said of one 14-year-old: "She was unable to describe all of the men...
  • Sandusky: People have 'turned on me'

    02/11/2012 5:23:09 PM PST · by FamiliarFace · 51 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | February 10, 2012 | Jeremy Roebuck
    BELLEFONTE – Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky lashed out Friday at former friends and neighbors whose complaints prompted prosecutors this week to seek his confinement inside his State College house. Sandusky's remarks to reporters came moments after a court heard testimony that several people had expressed concern over his frequent presence on his back deck, yards from a neighboring elementary school. "All of a sudden these people turn on me when they've been in my home with their kids, they've attended birthday parties here for my grandchildren, they've been on that deck and in that yard," he...
  • Panel urges speedy removal of CT nuclear waste

    08/10/2011 3:43:47 PM PDT · by matt04 · 8 replies
    Connecticut’s electric utilities and the state’s largest power generator cheered a federal panel’s report urging the U.S. Department of Energy to do what the state advocated for years — remove nuclear waste from Connecticut, rapidly. The federal Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future issued its draftThe dry casks storing 412 metric tons of spent uranium at the former site of Connecticut Yankee in Haddam. report on July 29, addressing the problem of storing uranium once nuclear reactors finish with it. The report is a precursor to a final report in January, and the commission is accepting comments through October....
  • Government Proposal to Break The Seal of Confession is Without Precedent [Ireland]

    07/15/2011 2:16:30 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The Irish Catholic ^ | 7/14/11 | David Quinn
    The Taoiseach, the Minister for Justice and the Minister for Children are all indicating that a proposed new law will require priests to break the seal of confession if someone confesses to them the crime of paedophilia. This would make us the one and only country in the Western world to have such a law. Even Revolutionary France in the days of its worst violence against the Church did not pass a law requiring the breaking of the seal of confession. The justification for the law is that the crime of paedophilia is so heinous that no one who hears...
  • Democrats Ponder Should Rep. Weiner Stay Or Go?

    06/08/2011 1:53:57 AM PDT · by South40 · 24 replies
    NPR ^ | June 8, 2011 | ANDREA SEABROOK
    Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York says he will not resign from his House seat.((snip)) It's not illegal to flirt, Brand says, and it's not illegal to lie to the press. That happens all the time. Also, there are no congressional rules for how to act online. Still, Democratic leaders have to decide whether to ask Weiner to resign and get the lewd photo scandal out of the spotlight, or let him stay.
  • Frontline: Priests Molested “Nearly 80% Of The Town’s Children”

    04/19/2011 7:42:19 PM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 638 replies
    The New Civil Rights Movement.com ^ | 4/19/11 | David Badash
    Frontline’s next exposé focuses on the “decades of abuse of Native Americans by priests and other church workers in Alaska,” and in one particular town they find, “nearly 80% of the town’s children were molested” by Catholic priests. As we reported on this story just a few weeks ago, the Roman Catholic Church, as part of ongoing lawsuits, will make payments to approximately 700 male and female sexual and psychological abuse, molestation, and rape victims who were living in Alaska Native villages and Indian reservations from Montana to Washington, Idaho and Oregon, and who were “sexually or psychologically abused as...
  • Tax Battle Could Shut Down Millstone

    04/11/2011 4:13:18 PM PDT · by matt04 · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Waterford is Connecticut's home of nuclear power. The town relies on the two reactors at Millstone for jobs and tax revenue. "I like Millstone, get power from it, and I have no problem with 'em," said Steve Byrne of Waterford. Still, after the havoc in Japan two state legislators wanted to give townspeople a forum to ask questions about safety at Millstone with officials of the plant's operator, Dominion. "I think you have to understand that in our community, in Waterford, we've hosted the power plant of course for decades and are very used to conversations like this," said Rep....
  • Neighbors Feel Safe Around Millstone (nuke plant)

    03/14/2011 9:26:23 PM PDT · by matt04 · 6 replies
    Video of explosions at a nuclear power plant north of Tokyo and news of a partial meltdown in the wake of last week's earthquake bring back memories of Chernobyl across the world. Connecticut's only operating nuclear power plant, Millstone in Waterford, generates 2,000 megawatts of power from two operating units at the entrance to Niantic Bay. Residents there say they are okay with having a nuclear power plant in their backyard. Millstone Power Station communications manager Kenneth Holt says, "When the stations were first designed they were designed with all phenomena in mind, earthquakes, hurricanes, and flooding." Waterford First Selectman...
  • Baptist, Brethren, Lutheran, Methodist Churches Ask Senate for Abortion Funds

    10/02/2009 4:46:22 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 101 replies · 2,564+ views
    Life News ^ | 10/2/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A coalition of mainline Protestant churches have authored a letter to members of Congress asking them to make certain the health care bills they are considering contain taxpayer funding for abortions. The letter comes from a group of churches that have long advocated the pro-abortion position. Under the umbrella of the Religious Institute, the church denominations and more than 1,100 pastors and church staff from the denominations endorsed the letter. The letter calls abortion a “morally justifiable decision” and opposed any amendments to the House and Senate bills, which current contain massive abortion funding, to strike...
  • Obama quoted a Qur'an verse about waging war to argue for peace and shared interests

    06/09/2009 7:52:19 AM PDT · by Califreak · 81 replies · 2,553+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | 6/5/09 | Robert
    Foes of the global jihad are constantly accused of quoting the Qur'an "out of context," but when Barack Obama actually did so in Cairo yesterday, no one seems to have minded. He quoted one Qur'an verse in connection with speaking of our shared interests as human beings: As the Holy Koran tells us, "Be conscious of God and speak always the truth." That is what I will try to do – to speak the truth as best I can, humbled by the task before us, and firm in my belief that the interests we share as human beings are far...
  • Barack Obama: My Pro-Abortion View Doesn't Make me Less Christian

    03/03/2008 9:32:50 AM PST · by SErtelt · 71 replies · 306+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | March 3, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    by Steven Ertelt LifeNews.com Editor March 3, 2008 Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Senator Barack Obama spoke at Hocking College in Ohio on Sunday and continued to peddle the message that his pro-abortion position isn't at odds with Biblical values. He said his view that abortions should be legal without any limits and funded with taxpayer dollars does not make him "less Christian."
  • San Diego priest abuse claims settled [$198.1M agreement with 144 childhood sexual abuse victims]

    09/07/2007 10:24:37 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 1 replies · 176+ views
    Sign On San Diego ^ | September 7, 2007 | Angelica Martinez and Karen Kucher
    SAN DIEGO – The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego reached a $198.1 million agreement with 144 childhood sexual abuse victims Friday morning. The settlement was reached after marathon discussions between attorneys and victims. As part of the settlement, the diocese will also ask a federal bankruptcy judge to dismiss its Chapter 11 case. Another important part of the agreement was the diocese's promise to release church documents about priest abuse, said Irwin M. Zalkin, an attorney for 33 victims in the case. He said that without that concession, the victims would not have agreed to settle their claims. The...
  • Sex Offender Used State Job to 'Groom' Potential Victims

    08/17/2006 9:12:59 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 6 replies · 466+ views
    JSOnline via AP ^ | August 17, 2006 | Ryan Foley
    MADISON, WI (AP) -- A former Episcopalian pastor and convicted sex offender was fired for using his position as an employment specialist with the Department of Workforce Development to develop personal relationships with several troubled young men, state records show. William J. Smith's behavior fit the concept of "grooming," in which sex offenders gain potential victims' trust to reduce their resistance to sexual contact, DWD officials said in a confidential May 17 letter in which they explained their decision to fire Smith. Details of the case surfaced Wednesday as part of a discrimination complaint Smith filed with the state's Equal...
  • Quebec puts tax before nationhood

    04/19/2003 5:28:02 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 20 replies · 7,353+ views
    Scotland on Sunday ^ | April 20, 2003 | JOHN BATCHELOR
    THEY represented hope for separatist movements across the world, but the stunning defeat of the Parti Quebecois in elections this week appears to have finished off its campaign for independence. After nearly a decade in power in the largely French-speaking Canadian province, voters dramatically dumped the party in favour of the Jean Charest’s federalist Liberal party and his promise of tax-cuts. The Liberals won 76 seats in the provincial legislature, compared with just 45 for the centre-left Parti Quebecois (PQ). The extent of the victory was underlined by a major shift in voting patterns, with large numbers of French-speaking voters...
  • Letter from Chairman Richard A. Meserve of the NRC to Hillary Clinton

    02/13/2003 6:41:47 AM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 14 replies · 289+ views
    NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) ^ | February 12, 2003 | Richard A. Meserve, Chairman NRC
    NRC NEWS U.S. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Office of Public Affairs, Region I 475 Allendale Road, King of Prussia, Pa. 19406 No. I-03-005 February 12, 2003 CONTACT: Diane Screnci (610) 337-5330 Neil A. Sheehan (610) 337-5331 E-mail: opa1@nrc.gov NOTE TO EDITORS: Given the high interest in the Emergency Preparedness situation at the Indian Point and Millstone nuclear power plants, the attached letter on the subject, from Chairman Richard A. Meserve of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Sen. Hillary R. Clinton, is being provided. February 12, 2003 The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator Clinton: I...
  • Rosie O'Donnell's partner, Kelli Carpenter, has baby girl

    11/30/2002 9:16:09 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 61 replies · 4,828+ views
    Rosie O'Donnell's partner, Kelli Carpenter, has baby girl Saturday November 30, 2002 NEW YORK (AP) Rosie O'Donnell's girlfriend has given birth to a baby girl. Kelli Carpenter, the comedian and former talk show host's longtime partner, gave birth to Vivienne Rose O'Donnell Friday at an undisclosed New York hospital, O'Donnell spokeswoman Cindi Berger said Saturday. ``Mothers and baby are just great,'' Berger said. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and is 19 inches long, Berger said. Carpenter and O'Donnell named the baby Vivienne after the main character in the book ``Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood,'' and Rose after...