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  • Kanye West angers the Twitterverse with big 'ol mink coat

    01/07/2011 9:37:03 AM PST · by Raymann · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 7, 2011 | Meaghan Murphy
    Once again, Kanye West has whipped the Twitterverse into a frenzy. This time, however, the controversial rapper didn't upstage a teenage country singer or berate a morning show host. Instead, a photo of West exiting a building in a seriously massive, apparently mink coat was posted online, incurring the wrath of thousands of Twitter followers for his un-PC cold-weather gear. “I think its absolutely disgusting that @kanyewest wears a mink fur, leather pants, and gator shoes,” @MsJBRZL tweeted. “How many poor animals did he kill for 1/2 an outfit? Smh!”
  • 'Lough Ness Monster' devours ducks at popular lake

    03/31/2010 5:10:27 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies · 789+ views ^ | March 30, 2010 | Matthew Moore
    A mysterious predator which devours adult ducks by pulling them beneath the water at a popular beauty spot has been nicknamed the "Lough Ness Monster" by locals. The creature is believed to have killed at least three fully-grown birds at the lake, leaving only a smattering of feathers as evidence of the crimes. Witnesses have so far been unable to identify the perpetrator, although pike, catfish and even mink have been suggested as possible culprits. Local councillors are now warning schoolchildren not to go paddling at the site, and dog owners have been being asked not to let smaller animals...
  • Holder compares Khalid Shaikh Mohammed to a mink rescuer

    03/31/2010 8:18:20 AM PDT · by MadisonReagan · 11 replies · 630+ views
    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s excuses for his decision to try major terrorists in domestic courts in New York City are becoming increasingly absurd. ...For at least 10 months, Mr. Holder has been claiming that "our federal 'supermax' prisons ... hold hundreds of convicted terrorists." His logic is that if civilian trials were OK for those 300-plus convictions he claimed, they should be OK for Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and other top terrorists. ... The department included in its count all its convictions for a catchall list of potential offenses that included "animal enterprise terrorism," "immigration fraud"...
  • Pretty in Mink

    11/25/2008 11:32:17 AM PST · by Dutchgirl · 33 replies · 4,777+ views
    abcnews | 11/25/08 | abc
    Amanda Carpenter became an author at 23 with her expose, T"he Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy's Dossier on Hillary Clinton." Now a national reporter for, Carpenter also blogs for Glamour magazine's Glamocracy. She is wearing a black-and-red three-quarter length sheared mink jacket by Miller's Furs. (Courtesy 2008 Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute/Photography by KochFoto)
  • Federal Bills Crack Down on Animal Rights Terrorism

    07/27/2006 9:11:05 AM PDT · by girlangler · 19 replies · 521+ views
    The U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance ^ | 7/24/2006 | news release
    Federal Bills Crack Down on Animal Rights Terrorism- (07/24) Two bills in the U.S. Congress tighten penalties for anyone convicted of committing an act of terrorism against a legally operating animal-use business. Congress is currently considering S. 1926, sponsored by Sen. James Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, and H.R. 4239, sponsored by Rep. Tom Petri, R-Wisconsin. The bills, introduced late last year and currently being heard in their respective judiciary committees, close loopholes in the existing anti-terrorism law and stiffen penalties for convicted terrorists. Provisions in the bills will ensure that domestic animal rights terrorists are brought to justice for their crimes. The...
  • Brigitte Bardot 'ashamed to be French'

    07/19/2006 12:43:05 PM PDT · by ZGuy · 39 replies · 5,922+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 7/19/6
    PARIS - Brigitte Bardot, angered over what she called France's insensitivity to the plight of minks, has threatened to move to Sweden. The French film star, who runs a foundation for animal rights, wrote a letter Wednesday to Swedish Prime Minister Goran Persson calling his nation one of only a few countries "that takes into consideration animal well-being." Bardot also contacted the French Finance Ministry to criticize France for attacking Sweden's proposal for new European Commission rules on conditions for raising minks in Sweden. "The intervention of my government makes me ashamed, ashamed to be French," she wrote. While Bardot...
  • Prosecution to Proceed for 1997 Raid on Mink Farm (Animal Liberation Front Alert!)

    03/30/2006 6:22:35 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 13 replies · 485+ views
    JSOnline via AP ^ | March 30, 2006 | Staff Writer from AP
    WATERTOWN, SD (AP) -- A prosecutor faces a deadline to try a man accused of releasing hundreds of mink from a farm near Kranzburg nine years ago. The defendant, Peter Daniel Young, 28, is serving a two-year sentence in a federal prison in California after pleading guilty in U.S. District Court in Madison, Wis., to animal enterprise terrorism for releasing mink at farms in Iowa, South Dakota and Wisconsin.Codington County State's Attorney Vince Foley said in December that the federal penalty did not fit the crime committed at the Turbak Mink Ranch near Kranzburg when hundreds of the animals were...
  • Cheaper Than Mink Or Sable - Fur Coats Made From Dogs That Were Skinned Alive

    12/17/2005 6:07:46 PM PST · by blam · 105 replies · 2,724+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-18-2005 | Katy Duke/Elizabeth Day
    Cheaper than mink or sable - fur coats made from dogs that were skinned alive By Katy Duke and Elizabeth Day (Filed: 18/12/2005) It looks like the must-have item in every glamorous woman's winter wardrobe: a sleek, black fur coat dripping with opulence. But despite the seductive appearance, the coat is not mink or sable. Instead, it has been manufactured from dog fur - possibly from an animal that was drugged and skinned alive to preserve the fur's freshness. Heather Mills-McCartney with a rug made from cats' pelts Similar coats are selling rapidly in fashion boutiques across Europe. An undercover...
  • Man Sentenced To Prison For Freeing Mink

    11/10/2005 6:40:20 AM PST · by Lurker · 12 replies · 511+ views
    Wisconsin Ag Connection ^ | 9 November 2005 | Staff
    November 09, Wisconsin Ag Connection — Man sentenced to prison for freeing mink. An animal rights activists who plead guilty to domestic terrorism charges for freeing thousands of mink from Midwest fur farms will go to federal prison for two years. Peter Young of Mercer Island, WA, was sentenced on Tuesday, November 8, by U.S. District Judge Stephen Crocker. He was also ordered to pay nearly $255,000 in restitution to the farmers he violated. Young eluded authorities for more than seven years after he trespassed on the mink operations eight years ago. Young, and accomplice Justin Samuel set out to...
  • Mink farm raider gets two-year term, but urges more raids

    11/09/2005 7:51:35 PM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies · 467+ views
    Duluth News ^ | 11-9-05
    ACTIVISM: Peter Daniel Young used his court appearance to urge others to attack mink farms. BY TODD RICHMOND ASSOCIATED PRESS MADISON - An animal-rights activist who freed thousands of mink from Midwestern fur farms and then dodged federal authorities for years was sentenced to two years in prison Tuesday after urging his supporters in the courtroom to raid more farms. Peter Daniel Young, 28, of Mercer Island, Wash., became an idol to fellow activists during his seven years on the run from the FBI. Dozens of supporters demonstrated on the sidewalk outside the federal courthouse Tuesday, holding signs that read...
  • Still Not Sorry, Mink Activist Gets 2 Years Prison (Finally Sentenced!)

    11/09/2005 1:47:55 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 31 replies · 811+ views ^ | November 9, 2005 | Kevin Murphy
    An animal rights activist who remained unrepentant about releasing an estimated 8,000 mink from Midwestern farms in 1997 was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to two years in prison and ordered to complete 360 hours of community service and repay $254,840 to his victims.Peter Young, 27, of Mercer Island, Wash., told Federal Magistrate Stephen Crocker that his biggest regret was, "I wish I could do more." "It was an act of conscience not directly against the farmers but in behalf of the animals," Young said. But to the mink farmers present, Young said, "It was absolute pleasure to have visited...
  • Mink Activist 'Would do it all over again' (Animal Rights Terrorist Alert)

    10/09/2005 9:42:02 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 33 replies · 942+ views via AP Wire ^ | October 8, 2005 | Staff Writer from AP
    Peter Daniel Young, an animal rights activist who faces federal prison for freeing thousands of mink from Midwestern fur farms, says he'd do it again, and doing time will be nothing compared to what caged animals suffer. Young said in an interview from jail he believes he saved the minks from slavery. "I would do it all over again," he said. "As bad as it could get (in prison), it will never be as bad as it was for those mink." Federal prosecutors believe Young and an accomplice were acting on behalf of the Animal Liberation Front when they broke...
  • WI: Animal activist gets 2 years in mink case (plea deal)

    08/31/2005 5:00:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 352+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/31/05 | Todd Richmond - ap
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) - An animal rights activist accused of freeing thousands of mink from farms in the Midwest has struck a deal with federal and state prosecutors to serve two years in prison. Peter Daniel Young, 28, plans to plead guilty to two federal counts of animal enterprise terrorism on Friday, U.S. assistant attorney Bob Anderson said Wednesday. In Virginia, Assistant Commonwealth Attorney LaBravia Jenkins said Young would plead guilty to one felony count of obtaining a false ID card that he used while a fugitive. She said state prosecutors would recommend a one-year sentence to be served simultaneously...
  • Hundreds of 'biting' mink let loose from Spanish fur farm (Ecoterrorism Alert)

    04/13/2004 3:20:58 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 10 replies · 192+ views
    AFP ^ | Tue, Apr 13, 2004
    Police and health officials were hunting for hundreds of mink that escaped from a fur farm in northwest Spain at the weekend after being purportedly set free by an animal rights group. "These animals are very dangerous and can inflict painful bites when cornered," said Jesus Manuel Raso, environmental advisor to the mayor of Carral, in Spain's Galicia region where the mink were set free. According to Raso, 6,500 mink escaped from a fur farm through holes bored into the side of the farm's barn walls. Some 800 mink were still on the loose, while 500 have been found dead....

    01/25/2004 10:01:36 PM PST · by kattracks · 98 replies · 799+ views
    New York Post - Page Six ^ | 1/26/04 | Richard Johnson with Paula Froelich & Chris Wilson
    <p>SEN. Hillary Clinton's trouble with PETA isn't going away. The kerfuffle over her new sheared mink coat that her staff is trying to pass off as velvet has spurred PETA President Ingrid Newkirk to tell the horrific tale of "Mr. Velvet," a red fox who lost a leg to a steel trap. "His eyes were wide as saucers as his tongue pounded the air with each labored breath," Newkirk wrote of her furry friend before he was released from the trap, which "took all my strength to open and release the crushed white bones of his paw." She also claims that Clinton's cover-up of her cover-up is disappointing and wants the truth. "I live in the hope that Americans will continue to demand honesty from their politicians, as well as empathy and kindness." A rep for Clinton reiterated the party line: "The only thing we've said about this is what we say again: The senator has owned a mink coat for over 25 years. Because it was worn, she traded it in."</p>
  • HILLARY MINK MYSTERY SOLVED: PETA not happy with HIllary

    01/18/2004 10:14:32 PM PST · by Pikamax · 97 replies · 521+ views
    Pagesix ^ | 01/19/04 | Pagesix
    <p>THE anti-fur folk at PETA may have a new target: Sen. Hillary Clinton.</p> <p>On Dec. 24, the Times' Boldfaced Names column reported that Manhattan furrier Peter Duffy "told us he had just finished a mink coat for Hillary Rodham Clinton."</p>
  • Scores of Freed Mink Feed on Farm Animals (Update)

    08/29/2003 9:10:49 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 86 replies · 668+ views
    AP ^ | Fri, Aug 29, 2003
    Days after 10,000 mink were released from a farm in southern Snohomish County, hundreds of the animals not yet captured have converged on local farms in search of food. The animals had killed at least 25 exotic birds and attacked other livestock in the area. "Over half our livestock was shredded. Murdered. Eaten alive," said Jeff Weaver, who discovered the dead birds on his farm Thursday. "These are not like regular farm animals. They're our pets." Weaver, who breeds Indian Runner ducks and Banny chickens, said his field was full of the animals Thursday morning. "One of the mink had...
  • Spanish Fork Fur Farmer Frets Over Spotlight (PETA again!)

    03/02/2003 9:50:08 AM PST · by ChemistCat · 5 replies · 317+ views
    Deseret News ^ | March 2, 2003 | Jesse Hyde
    SPANISH FORK — In 1997, a group of "straight edge" gang members sneaked onto Paul Westwood's Spanish Fork fur farm and released 1,100 minks from their cages. Because attacks like these are fairly common in Utah — which has more fur farms than any other state — most mink farmers try to avoid the spotlight. It may come as a surprise, then, that Westwood is featured on the cover of today's Parade magazine, alongside the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Cameron Diaz. Parade editor Dakila Divina says Westwood was selected for the annual "What People Earn" issue because his job...
  • Ed Case wins US House race to succeed Patsy Mink

    12/01/2002 4:39:07 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 16 replies · 253+ views
    AP ^ | 12-1-2002 | AP
    <p>Ed Case is the winner of yesterday's special election to serve the remaining five weeks of the term of the late Congresswoman Patsy Mink.</p> <p>More details to come.</p>
  • 38 candidates seek to complete Mink's term

    11/27/2002 7:03:02 PM PST · by Vidalia · 1 replies · 184+ views
    Honolulu Advertiser ^ | Monday, November 25, 2002 | Advertiser Staff
    <p>A disc jockey. A cruise-ship doctor. A cab driver. Three former state legislators and a retired city councilman.For half of them, it is their first run for public office.</p> <p>Thirty-eight people are on the ballot in Saturday's special election to fill the final five weeks of the current term of the late U.S. Rep. Patsy Mink.</p>
  • In Hawaii, Election Frenzy Lingers

    11/22/2002 9:38:02 AM PST · by Paladin2b · 2 replies · 194+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | November 22, 2002 | Rita Beamish
    Democrats Scramble for Control of Mink's Open House Seat HONOLULU, Nov. 21 -- Eager to retain a contested congressional seat following the historic GOP gubernatorial victory in Hawaii, state Democrats are fielding a winnowed list of prominent hopefuls to succeed the late Rep. Patsy T. Mink. A handful of experienced Republican politicians, however, hopes to beat the odds in the winner-take-all race.
  • 44 to Run to Replace Hawaii's Mink

    11/21/2002 10:09:51 AM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 4 replies · 196+ views
    AP ^ | 11/21/02 | B.J. REYES
    HONOLULU- Forty-four candidates met the filing deadline to run in a special election on Jan. 4 to replace the late Rep. Patsy Mink, who was posthumously re-elected this month. The long list of candidates who met Wednesday's deadline include some prominent Democrats and Republicans who lost races this election season, two incumbent state lawmakers, former politicians and a host of lesser-known perennial candidates. The January race will be the second special election for the 500,000 registered voters in the district representing rural Oahu and the neighbor islands. First, a special election is scheduled Nov. 30 to fill the remaining weeks...
  • House Stalwarts Stepping Down

    11/20/2002 10:32:14 PM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies · 402+ views ^ | 11-20-02 | FoxNews staff
    <p>WASHINGTON — Several of the House's more prominent and colorful members, including GOP leader Dick Armey and Democratic stalwart David Bonior, are leaving office with the close of this Congress. Some are taking the short walk down the Capitol hallway to the Senate. One took a longer trip to a Pennsylvania jail.</p>
  • Poll favors Mink; McDermott says figures are wrong [HI-02]

    10/30/2002 5:27:36 AM PST · by BlackRazor · 2 replies · 946+ views
    Honolulu Star-Bulletin ^ | 10/30/02 | Crystal Kua
    Poll favors Mink; McDermott says figures are wrong By Crystal Kua Voters will likely give the late U.S. Rep. Patsy Mink her final election win in November, according to results of the latest Star-Bulletin/KITV 4 News poll. The poll shows Democrat Mink, who died Sept. 28, with 60 percent of vote, Republican Bob McDermott with 19 percent, others with 3 percent and the undecided with 18 percent. "I look at those numbers and I'm befuddled," McDermott said. "I think my dog, Elvis, can score better than 19." McDermott said he questions the reliability of the poll. "I don't think...
  • In Hawaii, death and scandal yield Democratic chaos

    10/20/2002 2:08:26 PM PDT · by lainie · 10 replies · 268+ views
    via AZ Republic ^ | Friday, October 18, 2002 | NYT News Service
    <p>HONOLULU - When the voters of Hawaii awake the morning after the Nov. 5 election, they are likely to find they have done two extraordinary things: elect a live Republican to the governor's office and a dead Democrat to Congress.</p>
  • Mink's Husband Will Seek Her House Seat in Special Election

    10/17/2002 4:08:13 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 5 replies · 314+ views
    Washington post ^ | 10/16/02 | Adam Graham-Silverman
    John Mink, husband of the late Democratic Rep. Patsy T. Mink, will run in the Nov. 30 special election in Hawaii's 2nd District to fill the brief remainder of the veteran congresswoman's unexpired term. But he made clear his candidacy is a limited one. John Mink was one of 41 candidates to file for the special election by Tuesday's deadline, but he becomes the instant front-runner in the winner-take-all contest. However, Mink said he only wants to complete the few weeks remaining in the term to which his wife was elected in 2000. He said he would not be a...
  • Hawaii congressman's widower to seek the remainder of unexpired term

    10/16/2002 4:17:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies · 231+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10-16-02 | B.J. REYES
    <p>HONOLULU (AP) -- The widower of the late Rep. Patsy Mink has entered the race for the Nov. 30 special election to serve out the final weeks of her term.</p> <p>Patsy Mink died Sept. 28, two days after a deadline for the Democratic Party to name a replacement. Her name remains on the Nov. 5 general election ballot. If she is re-elected posthumously, a second special election would be required Jan. 4 to fill her vacancy.</p>
  • Mink’s name will stay on ballot

    10/10/2002 8:50:39 PM PDT · by Vidalia · 154+ views
    Honolulu Star Bulletin ^ | Thursday, October 10, 2002 | Crystal Kua
    The late U.S. Rep. Patsy Mink's name will remain on the Nov. 5 general election ballot after the state Supreme Court denied yesterday Gov. Ben Cayetano's request that would have allowed the Democratic Party to replace her with a candidate. » ELECTION RESULTS « Primary Election Guide State Office of Elections Cayetano asked the high court on Tuesday to direct the state's chief election officer, Dwayne Yoshina, to extend the deadline for the party to name a replacement because of Mink's death. Mink won her party's nomination on Sept. 21, but she died Sept. 28, two days after the deadline....
  • A Closer Look At The Leftist "Elections"

    10/10/2002 7:59:52 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 4 replies · 202+ views
    NRO,FOX | 10/10/02 | Britt Hume, Robert D. Alt, Self
    Injustices Of The Justices Justice James Zazzali gave $1,000 to Torricelli's present campaign, and he and his wife contributed $2,500 in previous years to Torricelli and his PAC. Justice LaVecchia's husband gave $2,000 to Torricelli's current campaign, and Justice Long's husband gave $250 to Torricelli's 1996 campaign. Justice Albin was confirmed and privately sworn into the court four weeks ago, rushed into office to decide the Torricelli case before his public oath ceremony. He contributed $1,000 to Torricelli's current campaign and gave $500 more to a PAC which in turn contributed $2,000 to Torricelli. He also contributed $1,500 to Torricelli's...
  • Mink’s daughter blasts Dems

    10/09/2002 8:03:13 PM PDT · by Vidalia · 7 replies · 257+ views
    Honolulu Star Bulletin ^ | Wednesday, October 9, 2002 | By B.J. Reyes/Crystal Kua
    The daughter of late U.S. Rep. Patsy Mink said yesterday she is angered by what appears to be an attempt to manipulate the electoral process in favor of the Democratic Party in the race to succeed her mother in Hawaii's 2nd District. Gwendolyn Mink said in an interview that the state should make sure voters get the chance to pick their next representative. She criticized what she called "forces that seemed to be interested in ensuring an outcome that was more favorable, than in assuring that the people have a full say in the matter." The state's attempts to change...
  • Cayetano defends effort to replace Mink

    10/09/2002 6:52:42 PM PDT · by randita · 1 replies · 227+ views
    Honolulu Advertiser ^ | 10/9/02 | By Lynda Arakawa
    <p>Gov. Ben Cayetano yesterday defended his move to ask the state Supreme Court to allow Democrats to replace the late U.S. Rep. Patsy Mink on the general election ballot.</p> <p>"Let me say at the very outset that when Mrs. Mink passed away, there was a hue and cry from Republicans about the cost of the special elections, as if we had a choice," Cayetano said. "And since then, having heard from the public who have expressed concerns about the cost of the special elections, we have been finding and looking for different ways to obviate those costs and yet fulfill the requirements of the law."</p>
  • Hawaii - the Plot Thickens (My title)

    10/08/2002 2:47:32 PM PDT · by Spyder · 8 replies · 205+ views
    The Honolulu Advertiser ^ | 10/08/02 | Kevin Dayton, Linda Arakawa
    <p>Attorney General Earl Anzai will ask the state Supreme Court today to allow the Democratic Party to appoint a new candidate to take the place of the late U.S. Rep. Patsy Mink in the Nov. 5 general election.</p> <p>The filing by Gov. Ben Cayetano's administration will ask the court to override a state law that set a Sept. 26 deadline for the party to appoint a replacement candidate for Mink, Anzai said.</p>
  • State to ask high court for new name on ballot (HI follows NJ example)

    10/08/2002 6:24:43 AM PDT · by randita · 6 replies · 302+ views
    Honolulu Advertiser ^ | 10/8/02 | By Kevin Dayton and Lynda Arakawa
    <p>Attorney General Earl Anzai will ask the state Supreme Court today to allow the Democratic Party to appoint a new candidate to take the place of the late U.S. Rep. Patsy Mink in the Nov. 5 general election.</p> <p>The filing by Gov. Ben Cayetano's administration will ask the court to override a state law that set a Sept. 26 deadline for the party to appoint a replacement candidate for Mink, Anzai said.</p>
  • State to ask for Mink's removal from ballot (They Want To Do Another NJ)

    10/08/2002 5:37:10 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 33 replies · 200+ views
    The state Supreme Court will be asked Tuesday to allow the state elections officer to remove the late U.S. Rep. Patsy Mink's name from the Nov. 5 general election ballot and replace it with a candidate chosen by the Democratic Party, following a request from Gov. Ben Cayetano to Attorney General Earl Anzai. The request would allow the Office of Elections to approve a candidate switch by the Democratic Party. If Mink's name stays on the ballot and she wins on Nov. 5 over Republican state Rep. Bob McDermott, a second special election will be held Jan. 4 to fill...
  • Thousands say goodbye to Islands' 'voice' (See Gov. Ben do the "Clinton lip" thaing)

    10/04/2002 7:09:41 PM PDT · by Vidalia · 10 replies · 290+ views
    Honolulu Advertiser ^ | Friday, October 4, 2002 | Will Hoover
    <p>They came to honor Mink, the tough political dynamo with an infectious laugh who was seen as a friend and advocate for those without power, prestige and proper connections.</p> <p>Many said they were there to express their appreciation for Mink's work to bring equality to the lot of the common person.</p>
  • State seeks ruling on special election (Hawaii Wants To Do A NJ)

    10/03/2002 8:03:03 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 42 replies · 240+ views
    Honolulu Advertiser ^ | 10/3/02 | Kevin Dayton
    <p>The Cayetano Administration plans to ask the Hawai‘i Supreme Court to grant an exemption to state law so the special election for the unfinished term of the late U.S. Rep. Patsy Mink can be held at the same time as the general election.</p>
  • New Jersey Redux; Cayetano wants vote for Mink's Seat on Nov. 5

    10/03/2002 6:53:45 PM PDT · by Spyder · 11 replies · 343+ views
    Honolulu Star Bulletin ^ | 10/04/02 | Richard Borreca and Craig T. Gima
    Cayetano wants vote for Mink’s seat on Nov. 5 He hopes to avoid paying $2 million for a special election Mink's body to lie in state tonight By Richard Borreca and Craig T. Gima In an effort to save the estimated $2 million needed for a special election to fill out Rep. Patsy Mink's term, Gov. Ben Cayetano is asking Attorney General Earl Anzai to seek the state Supreme Court's approval to allow the election to be held the same time as the Nov. 5 general election. However, Cayetano said this morning that it would be difficult to...
  • Special Election to Fill Mink Seat

    10/02/2002 9:35:47 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 4 replies · 181+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 10/2/02 | DAVID BRISCOE
    State officials have decided to hold a special election next month to fill the late Rep. Patsy Mink ( news, bio, voting record)'s seat for just five weeks, saying it is required by the U.S. Constitution. The order Monday by the state's chief elections officer, Dwayne Yoshina, could mean three successive elections in two months for the 2nd District seat — Nov. 5 with Mink on the ballot, Nov. 30 to fill the rest of her term, and, if Mink wins the first vote, Jan. 4 for the next term. Gov. Ben Cayetano said he wants to avoid a lawsuit...
  • Special election set for rest of Mink's term

    10/01/2002 5:00:11 PM PDT · by Vidalia · 4 replies · 236+ views
    Honolulu Advertiser ^ | Tuesday, October 1, 2002 | Lynda Arakawa
    <p>The state may spend as much as $4 million for two special elections to fill the late U.S. Rep. Patsy Mink's seat: one to cover the remaining five weeks of Mink's term and a second in January if she wins the general election.</p>
  • Dead Hawaiian Better Than Live Torricelli

    10/01/2002 3:52:50 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 9 replies · 176+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/1/02 | Limbacher
    Although U.S. Rep. Patsy Mink, D-Hawaii, is dead, the Democrat establishment likes her a lot more than U.S. Sen. Robert Torricelli, who is technically still alive, even if his candidacy, reputation and future aren't. For day after day Hawaii's corruption-plagued Democrats - it's gotten so bad in the one-party state that some of the crooks are finally going to prison and Republican (!) candidate Linda Lingle has a good shot at becoming governor - covered up the seriousness of Mink's illness. When she finally died it was too late to remove her name from the ballot. Now, Fox News Channel's...
  • Playing politics with Mink

    10/01/2002 10:44:22 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 19 replies · 229+ views
    Honolulu Advertiser ^ | 10/1/02 | Lee Cataluna
    <p>It's a delicate subject, to say the least. But the ones handling it most indelicately are the ones who are crying foul the loudest.</p> <p>Hawai'i Democratic party leaders have reacted with shock and indignation at questions that suggest political maneuvering played a part in the timing of the announcement of Patsy Mink's death.</p>
  • Special election set for rest of Mink's term

    10/01/2002 6:03:24 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 3 replies · 177+ views
    Honolulu Advertiser ^ | 10/1/02 | Lynda Arakawa
    <p>The state may spend as much as $4 million for two special elections to fill the late U.S. Rep. Patsy Mink's seat: one to cover the remaining five weeks of Mink's term and a second in January if she wins the general election.</p>
  • Patsy Takemoto Mink: 1927-2002

    09/29/2002 8:48:01 PM PDT · by Vidalia · 12 replies · 231+ views
    Honolulu Advertiser ^ | Sunday, September 29, 2002 | Honolulu Advertiser Staff
    <p>The tear-jerking pictorial begins HERE, if you have the stomach for it.</p>
  • Mink's condition unchanged today

    09/26/2002 9:20:35 PM PDT · by Vidalia · 1 replies · 235+ views
    Honolulu Advertiser ^ | Thursday, September 26, 2002 | Mike Gordon
    <p>U.S. Rep. Patsy Mink's medical condition remained unchanged today, according to a Democratic Party official. Mink has been in the intensive care unit at Straub Clinic and Hospital since Sept. 1 with viral pneumonia brought on by a case of chicken pox. Her family has withheld information on her exact medical condition and her staff has only said Mink is "serious but stable."</p>
  • No new word yet on (U.S. Rep.) Mink's condition

    09/23/2002 6:27:48 PM PDT · by Mr. Morals · 24 replies · 216+ views
    The Honolulu Advertiser ^ | Monday, September 23, 2002 | B.J. Reyes
    <p>With secrecy still surrounding the health of U.S. Rep Patsy Mink, her Republican challenger in the general elections plans to back off the issue this week, while waiting to hear whether she plans to continue her campaign for a 13th term.</p>
  • Senators back Mink's family on privacy issue

    09/20/2002 9:01:07 PM PDT · by Vidalia · 8 replies · 227+ views
    Honolulu Advertiser ^ | Friday, September 20, 2002 | Roth and Derrick DePledge
    <p>WASHINGTON — In a gesture of support for a friend and fellow Democrat, Sen. Daniel Inouye and Sen. Daniel Akaka yesterday defended the decision by U.S. Rep. Patsy Mink's family to keep details of her medical condition private.</p> <p>Mink, 74, has been in the intensive care unit at Straub Hospital & Clinic since Sept. 1 with viral pneumonia linked to a case of chicken pox. Her family has asked the hospital not to release details of her condition, and her congressional office issued a statement Wednesday asking for the public's patience.</p>
  • GOP rival presses for Mink health status

    09/18/2002 8:05:50 PM PDT · by Vidalia · 11 replies · 206+ views
    Honolulu Advertiser ^ | Wednesday, September 18, 2002 | Lynda Arakawa
    <p>Republican congressional candidate Bob McDermott today said the public has a right to know the medical condition of U.S. Rep. Patsy Mink, who has been hospitalized for pneumonia. "When you're running for Congress, this is a high federal office," McDermott said. "I can tell you as a public figure ... you don't have that much privacy. We have limited privacy. So I am asking that they be forthcoming with her medical condition. Is she unconscious? She hasn't released a statement. Is she able to speak? Can she walk on her own? I think these are all valid questions that the voters before the primary election have a right to know."</p>
  • (Hawai`i U.S. Rep. Patsy)Mink remains in intensive care unit

    09/10/2002 1:34:54 PM PDT · by Mr. Morals · 10 replies · 280+ views
    The Honolulu Advertiser ^ | Saturday, September 7, 2002 | Curtis Lum
    Mink remains in intensive care unit By Curtis Lum Advertiser Staff Writer U.S. Rep. Patsy Mink remained in the intensive care unit at Straub Clinic & Hospital last night suffering from pneumonia.
  • Tantalus residents gripe about wild pigs

    07/22/2002 7:48:33 PM PDT · by Vidalia · 7 replies · 512+ views
    Honolulu Star Bulletin ^ | Monday, July 22, 2002 | Rosemarie Bernardo
    Residents in the Makiki-Tantalus area continue to spot wild pigs in their neighborhood despite a recent state-sponsored hunting season to control the animals. Around 11 a.m. yesterday, Lynda Sakraida spotted a large wild pig near the 3.5-mile marker along Tantalus Drive. The pig retreated into some bushes after being spotted. "The pig population has worsened over the years," said Sakraida, a 19-year resident of Kalaiopua Place. Like Sakraida, other Tantalus residents see a continuous need to control the pigs they say cause soil erosion and damage to native plants. So state officials are considering another hunting season in the same...