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  • Virtual Marilyn (Marilyn Monroe comes alive in cyberspace with virtual stickers)

    07/15/2015 9:48:38 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 18 replies
    line ^ | 7-2015
    NOTE: I have some involvement with this project. Our company has the copyright to the persona of many historical figures and I want to do other virtual stickers to go on Line, WeChat, etc. This market is massive in Asia and growing in this country. If you have the computer skills to create these kinds of images that can be used on Line and WeChat, I want to talk to you. Virtual Marilyn - VM2 The persona of Marilyn Monroe has returned from cyberspace as Virtual Marilyn, the world's favorite digital icon of pop culture. Her first series of collectible...
  • Documented: Black Students Target Teachers for Violence

    01/12/2015 6:35:49 AM PST · by PROCON · 62 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Jan. 12, 2015 | Colin Flaherty
    If all you knew about racial violence came from the protestors at a Manhattan Sunday brunch, you would know that black people are victims of relentless white violence. In the real world, black mob violence and black-on-white crime are astronomically out of proportion. Especially in schools. Especially directed at teachers. Especially this week in Monroe, Yonkers, Little Rock, and Buffalo. Let’s start in Monroe, Louisiana. Facebook videographer “Tanglewood Hard Hitta” transports us into the middle of a few dozen black teenage girls fighting and screaming. Teacher’s aide David Payne was trying to break it up when Ryan Marquez Gix took...
  • The abortion of JFK’s children was evil – but it’s also a tragic loss

    07/21/2014 4:02:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 21, 2014
    Did you know that John F. Kennedy had more than four children? That writers Christopher and Peter Hitchens had two other siblings? That Marilyn Monroe actually had a large number of children? I’m not particularly fond of the argument that I’ve heard many pro-lifers use: “Abortion is wrong because of all the amazing people we’ve aborted. One of them could have had the cure to cancer!” Abortion is fundamentally wrong because it ends the life of a developing human being, whether that human being would turn out to be a drug addict or the president of the United States....
  • Niger Innis Questions How Unknown Opponent Won 2 Counties

    Republican congressional primary candidate Niger Innis of Nevada lost his bid to represent the 4th Congressional district of the Silver State, but he questions the outcome because of the number of votes received by a candidate who did no campaigning.(SNIP) Hardy defeated the tea party candidate by 10 percentage points. The Nevada assemblyman received 43 percent of the vote, Innis received 33 percent, Mike Monroe captured 22 percent of the vote, and Carlos Poliak won 2 percent.
  • Jackie Kennedy wanted to divorce her philandering husband and was given $1m to stay

    06/03/2014 11:50:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 3, 2014 | Caroline Howe
    ackie Kennedy’s marriage to JFK was headed to a divorce when his life was cut short by an assassin's bullet in November 1963. She was about to become the only First Lady to divorce a sitting president. That's the shocking bombshell in a new book Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: A life Beyond Her Wildest Dreams by Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince from Blue Moon Productions publisher. Jackie had had enough. Fed up with his constant womanizing, and having her own dalliances that fueled the fire of her desire for liberation, Jackie told her confidantes that she wanted out. Her anger amped...
  • Louisiana House Passes Bill Banning Abortion Clinic Staff From Instructing in Schools

    04/17/2014 2:07:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Sarah Zagorski
    On Wednesday, H.B. 305, authored by Representative Frank Hoffmann (R-Monroe), passed through the Louisiana House of Representatives by a bi-partisan vote of 91-6. The bill had 35 Representatives join as co-authors. prolifestudents33H.B. 305 states that no individual or organization that performs elective abortion or its affiliates may provide instruction or materials in public elementary and secondary schools or in charter schools that receive state funding. Benjamin Clapper, Executive Director of Louisiana Right to Life, said the following about the vote: “We commend the Louisiana House of Representatives for passing H.B. 305 to protect the children in our state-funded school system....
  • Whiteford Fatal Victim Linked to Homicide

    11/19/2013 10:03:12 AM PST · by madison10 · 4 replies
    Monroe Evening News ^ | 11/19/2013 | Ray Kisonas
    A man killed in a car accident on US-223 in Whiteford Township has been linked to a homicide involving his girlfriend whose body was found in the couple’s home outside of Howell the same day. The Monroe and Livingston County sheriff’s offices have been working together on the case that developed Monday afternoon. According to Livingston authorities, the 51-year-old woman was found deceased due to blunt force trauma inside her home in Oceola Township. During the same time frame, her live-in boyfriend, 49, was driving through Monroe County on US-223 east of Memorial Hwy. when his car swerved into the...
  • Revealed: Marilyn called Jackie to confess JFK affair

    08/05/2013 4:14:11 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 100 replies
    Dialy Mail ^ | August 4,2013 | Helen Pow
    Marilyn Monroe called Jackie Kennedy at the White House and confessed she was having an affair with her husband, to which the First Lady responded 'that's great... I'll move out and you'll have all the problems,' according to an explosive new book. In 'These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie,' author Christopher Andersen claims Jackie 'knew everything' about Jack's cheating and turned a blind eye, but his relationship with Marilyn 'seemed to bother her the most.' And she was right to fear the bombshell actress, because Marilyn's sights were firmly set on becoming the President's second...
  • Obama: We’ll Be There for Folks of ‘Monroe, Oklahoma’

    05/28/2013 12:04:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 28, 2013 1:42 pm | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    The name of the city crushed by a tornado is Moore, Okla.
  • Massachusetts' largest wind energy farm nears completion in Florida (MA)

    12/04/2012 11:49:15 AM PST · by matt04 · 15 replies
    The Bay State’s largest wind energy farm is nearing completion. Gov. Deval Patrick and state Energy and state energy officials on Monday visited the 19-turbine Hoosac Wind Power project in the western Massachusetts towns of Florida and Monroe. Officials say the wind farm on track to be completed by year’s end will produce enough power for more than 10,000 homes a year and offset about 64 million pounds of carbon dioxide released by traditional electrical generation. The project is also expected to generate about $6.8 million in tax revenue for the towns. But not all local residents are happy. Opponents...
  • Argentine Government Takes Control Of Newsprint

    12/22/2011 6:12:10 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 33 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12/22/11 | By SHANE ROMIG
    BUENOS AIRES–Argentina's senate passed a controversial bill Thursday that gives the government control over newsprint, boosting the power of President Cristina Kirchner's administration in its battle against the opposition media. The legislation gives the state control over Papel Prensa SA, the country's leading producer of paper used to produce newspapers.
  • Car bomb investigation points toward two men (Update-Michigan)

    09/23/2011 7:49:19 AM PDT · by madison10 · 26 replies
    Monroe Evening News ^ | September 22, 2011 | Ray Kisonas
    Police officials say this afternoon that while no arrests have been made in Tuesday's car bombing, at least two men are being targeted, including one whose estranged spouse is represented by Erik Chappell. Monroe police and federal agents may be close to making a move soon, authorities said. On the day his car exploded with his two sons inside, Mr. Chappell was in Monroe County Circuit Court on a hearing involving child support payments. Later that afternoon, as he was driving on E. Elm Ave., taking his sons to football practice, the Volvo exploded. Authorities have said that they are...
  • Area attorney, sons injured in car blast (Monroe, MI)

    09/21/2011 7:17:45 AM PDT · by madison10 · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Monroe Evening News ^ | 9/21/2011 | Ray Kisonas
    A local attorney and his two sons were severely injured in a blast when a bomb denoted in their car as they were driving on E. Elm Ave. late Tuesday afternoon. Law enforcement officials and attorneys said the victim is Erik G. Chappell, whose law practice is based in Sylvania, Ohio, but who lives in the county. His two sons, believed to be aged 11 and 13, were seriously injured and all three are in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo. “This was not an intent to injure; this was an intent to kill,” said a family friend who declined...
  • Marilyn attracts smiles, scorn and skirt chasers

    07/23/2011 6:40:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 24, 2011
    The Marilyn Monroe that now stands tall on Michigan Avenue, her head high enough to see passing boats on the Chicago River, is fortunate to be all aluminum and stainless steel, unable to read the nasty things being written about her. Since rising up this month in Pioneer Court, she has been called "creepy schlock" and "a giant, silent avatar of nonconsent." Some are appalled at the seemingly endless stream of tourists hugging her legs and voyeurs young and old unabashedly shooting upskirt photos on their iPhones.
  • Marilyn Monroe photos found at garage sale still a mystery

    06/01/2011 3:14:16 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 13 replies
    Cnn Entertainment ^ | May 28 2011 | Alan Duke
    Photographer Anton Fury's hobby of searching weekend garage sales for collectible toys led him to dozens of apparently unpublished photos of a young Marilyn Monroe. Fury has allowed CNN to publish the images just days before what would have been Monroe's 85th birthday. They apparently were taken during a photo session before she was well known. "I found an envelope of negatives, didn't know what they were, but I realized they were old," Fury said. He paid $2 for the folder, which contained two envelopes of black-and-white negatives.
  • Police Officer Shoots Dog on School Campus

    03/09/2011 7:45:20 AM PST · by Immerito · 102 replies
    Fox Charlotte ^ | March 3, 2011 | Fox Charlotte
    MONROE, N.C.--Concern in Monroe after an officer shot and killed a dog in front of high school students. One of those kids emailed us saying the officer acted inappropriately. Police say a German Shepherd was chasing a student at Central Academy of Technology and Arts. Investigators say the dog was acting aggressive and charged when the officer approached so she shot the animal.
  • Marilyn Monroe 'an experienced and confident cook'

    11/12/2010 12:24:12 PM PST · by george76 · 30 replies · 6+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 11 Nov 2010 | Nick Allen
    Marilyn Monroe was a dab hand in the kitchen, according to a new book which reveals her very own recipe for stuffing. The Hollywood star scrawled down a list of 11 ingredients, plus several herbs and spices, and instructions on how to make her mixture.
  • The Last Founding Father: James Monroe and a Nation's Call to Greatness

    09/07/2010 6:09:32 PM PDT · by dajeeps · 7 replies
    amazon.com ^ | 2009 | Harlow Giles Unger
    Product Description In this lively and compelling biography Harlow Giles Unger reveals the dominant political figure of a generation. A fierce fighter in four critical Revolutionary War battles and a courageous survivor of Valley Forge and a near-fatal wound at the Battle of Trenton, James Monroe (1751–1831) went on to become America’s first full-time politician, dedicating his life to securing America’s national and international durability. Decorated by George Washington for his exploits as a soldier, Monroe became a congressman, a senator, U.S. minister to France and Britain, governor of Virginia, secretary of state, secretary of war, and finally America’s fifth...
  • FBI files: Ted Kennedy may have taken part in 'sex parties' with Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra

    06/17/2010 3:52:15 PM PDT · by OneVike · 39 replies · 1,221+ views
    Daily News ^ | 6/17/10 | Helen Kennedy
    The declassified reports also delve into rumors of a mob plot to put him in "compromising situations" with a variety of women - and detail scores of death threats against the late Massachusetts senator, who died last summer.- A July 12, 1965, FBI memo said a woman named Jacqueline Hammond "has considerable information concerning sex parties" at Manhattan's Carlyle Hotel.Hammond claimed the sexcapades involved Monroe, Sinatra, the three Kennedy brothers, Kennedy brother-in-law and actor Peter Lawford and his wife - and Sammy Davis Jr. It's unclear how Hammond, described as "very wealthy to the extent of several million dollars,"...
  • Video - Rep. Massa: I will vote against the interests of my district

    08/16/2009 11:33:17 AM PDT · by paltz · 62 replies · 3,165+ views
    washingtontimes.com - Water Cooler ^ | 8/16/09 | Kerry Picket
    Representative Eric Massa (D- NY) addressed an intimate group of Net Roots activists during their annual Net Roots Nation gathering in Pittsburgh this weekend. Mr. Massa reiterated his support for a single payer health care bill. He discussed the risks he takes for wanting to support such a measure in his "right wing Republican district." According to Swing State Project, Mr. Massa won his 2008 race by two percentage points. The voting pattern index (PVI) is a Republican +5 seat. The National Republican Congressional Committee has the upstate New York congressman in their sights for 2010 along with 69 other...
  • Federal Grand Jury Returns Indictment on Internet Bomb Threats

    07/10/2009 12:39:15 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 505+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Federal Grand Jury Returns Indictment on Internet Bomb Threats Hammond, IN—The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana announced that a three-count indictment was returned against Ashton Lundeby for his role in Internet bomb and related threats directed to Purdue University, Indiana University/Purdue University at Fort Wayne, Ind., and numerous other educational institutions throughout the country. Lundeby, 16, of Oxford, N.C., was arrested by the FBI at his home in Oxford on March 6, 2009. A federal search warrant was also executed at that time. Lundeby was arrested pursuant to a...
  • Unpublished photos of Marilyn Monroe surface

    06/02/2009 6:21:24 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 27 replies · 2,623+ views
    cnn. ^ | June 1, 2009
    They were taken before Marilyn Monroe became branded as the voluptuous blonde who oozed sex appeal in dozens of Hollywood films. A 24-year-old Marilyn Monroe poses for Life magazine in August 1950. They were taken before rumors of an affair with President John F. Kennedy swirled and her mental breakdowns became public. They were taken before the beautiful actress's mysterious overdose that resulted in her death at the age of 36. In a collection discovered by Life.com last month, unpublished photographs of Monroe reveal a softer, more innocent 24-year-old budding starlet in a more peaceful time, before her fame peaked....
  • Ecuador plans to buy weapons from Iran

    12/14/2008 10:33:14 AM PST · by Flavius · 12 replies · 800+ views
    presstv ^ | 12/14/08 | presstv
    Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa says Quito may buy weapons from Iran to enable the tightening of security on its border with Colombia. "We have a very serious problem on the northern border with Colombia, an irresponsible government that does not take care of its… border," AFP quoted Correa as saying on Saturday. "We need to equip ourselves… Iran can supply us and help us with credit," the president explained
  • Calling President Monroe

    12/03/2008 5:03:14 PM PST · by NorthShoreGibby · 13 replies · 585+ views
    The Policy Project ^ | 02Dec2008 | Patrick Gibson
    Sometime in the next 72 hours or so, the United States will face one of its most direct challenges to a doctrine that has done much to define the geopolitics of the world as we know it. I am referring, of course, to the belligerent operation of a Russian warship in our canal zone. This action, or rather the blatant and unchallenged success of it, threatens to tilt the scales of world power yet further against the United States, even as it emboldens those that would destroy us. While it is true that the United States remains the world's only...
  • Russia to continue military coop with Venezuela-Medvedev

    11/28/2008 9:05:04 AM PST · by Flavius · 4 replies · 382+ views
    itar ^ | 11/28/08 | itar
    PORT OF LA GUAIRA, November 27 (Itar-Tass) -- Russia will continue military cooperation with Venezuela in order to preserve stability in the Caribbean, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday. “We are grateful for the friendly attitude to the Russian Fleet and the Russian Armed Forces,” Medvedev told Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez during a visit to the Russian naval ship The Admiral Chabanenko. “The Russian-Venezuelan naval exercise is a measure that enhances stability in the region and the world over.”
  • Mariliyn Monroe sex film sells for Ł750,000

    04/14/2008 9:51:46 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 22 replies · 790+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Last updated at 16:24pm on 14th April 2008
    A sex film featuring Hollywood screen icon Marilyn Monroe has been sold for Ł750,000. The grainy black and white film was shot in the 1950s and shows the blonde actress performing a sex act on an unidentified male. A New York-based businessman paid the six-figure sum for the tape which is said to be a copy of the original film still held by the FBI.
  • HARDCORE MARILYN - FBI'S Monroe Sex Flick Sold For $1.5M

    04/14/2008 9:00:15 PM PDT · by OnRightOnLeftCoast · 23 replies · 364+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 14, 2008 | Hasanie Gittens
    Some really like it hot. In the sordid tradition of peddling raunchy video footage of celebrities a la Paris Hilton, a long-buried sex movie of Marilyn Monroe recently hit the market, a top collector told The Post. An illicit copy of the steamy, still-FBI-classified reel - 15 minutes of 16mm film footage in which the original blond bombshell performs oral sex on an unidentified man - was just sold to a New York businessman for $1.5 million, said Keya Morgan, the well-known memorabilia collector who discovered the film and brokered its purchase...
  • SELLING SEX IN HONEYMOON HEAVEN

    01/20/2008 8:50:16 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 1 replies · 355+ views
    The Believer ^ | JANUARY 2008 | GINGER STRAND
    FEMININITY, NIAGARA FALLS, AND THE GENUINE ALLURE OF AN AMERICAN FAKE DISCUSSED: Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio, Honeymoon Fever, Rose’s Hunky Lover, “Red Hatters Matter,” Mardi Gras by Way of Kmart, “Sarah Jessica Parker,” Deadlock vs. Wedlock, Oscar Wilde, The Esteemed Vice Mother, Troubadour Mike, Canadian Mounties, All-You-Can-Eat Indian Buffets, Jodhpurs, Same-Sex Weddings, Gary In 1952, when Marilyn Monroe arrived at the General Brock Hotel in Niagara Falls, Ontario, she was dating Joe DiMaggio and on the brink of becoming a superstar. DiMaggio checked into the Hotel Niagara (on the American side) while, over in Canada, Monroe got to work playing...
  • CARTOON... featuring Hillary "I'm the JKF of 2008" and Marilyn Monroe

    03/11/2007 5:48:04 PM PDT · by IPWGOP · 71 replies · 2,536+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 3/11/2007 | IPWGOP
      This cartoon/graphic is free for noncommercial use in emails, blogs, and forums.  IowaPresidentialWatch.com
  • FBI examining possible threat to La. teenager 'Ugly stuff' was sent, congressman says

    10/04/2006 10:33:20 AM PDT · by Ellesu · 56 replies · 1,587+ views
    nola.com ^ | 10/04/06 | Bill Walsh
    WASHINGTON -- The FBI is investigating a possible threat against the north Louisiana teenager who was on the receiving end of suggestive e-mails from disgraced former Rep. Mark Foley, a Louisiana congressman said Tuesday. Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-Quitman, said Tuesday that the young man's life wasn't threatened, "but close to it." "There are people out there who feel like he is the one who (accused) Foley," Alexander said. "There are some bloggers out there who sent him some ugly stuff."
  • Tuscaloosa Man Arrested by Federal Terrorism Task Force

    09/28/2006 6:27:54 PM PDT · by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch · 22 replies · 952+ views
    The Tuscaloosa News ^ | September 28, 2006 | Jason Morton
    TUSCALOOSA | The man who shot and killed a would-be robber late last year now faces federal allegations of illegally sending money out of the country. Jack Mohamed S. Mused was arrested Thursday on charges of operating an unlicensed money transmitting business, conspiracy to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business and trafficking counterfeit goods. Mused, 29, was taken into custody about 8 a.m. today at his place of business, the Raceway convenience store on McFarland Boulevard, authorities said.Members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested him, but details regarding what he did to justify the charges...
  • Institute will be dedicated to South's contributions to Revolution

    07/10/2006 5:25:43 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 20 replies · 535+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 10, 2006 | Anon Southern Stringer
    ROCK HILL, S.C. - A research facility is planned for York County that will focus on the role of Southern states in the Revolutionary War. Historian Michael Scoggins said the Southern Revolutionary War Institute will be used to educate people about the South's contributions to the war. It's a field he says has been neglected in the past. "There's been various fields that downplay the role of the South," Scoggins said. "When you look at most history textbooks, we are generally given the short treatment." The institute will be based at the McCelvey Center in York and local officials hope...
  • MONROE'S NUKE CHAT WITH JFK

    06/04/2006 12:59:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies · 1,289+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 4, 2006 | Richard Johnson
    June 4, 2006 -- IT'S mind-boggling to think about, but our nation's nuclear policies may have been shaped in part by Marilyn Monroe. Biographer Anthony Summers, who has examined hundreds of pages of unreleased federal documents, says the blond bombshell met with her occasional bedmate President John F. Kennedy less than a month before her death of a drug overdose in 1962 - and one subject discussed over lunch was "nuclear testing." The lunch was three months before the Cuban Missile Crisis. Since the nuclear issue was the hot potato of the day, and Monroe was known to have acquaintances...
  • Judge might stop trespassing arrests for fishing in tributaries

    05/02/2006 8:18:16 AM PDT · by balch3 · 78 replies · 1,536+ views
    Leesville Daily Leader ^ | April 28, 2006 | associated press
    MONROE, La. (AP) - A federal magistrate judge has recommended that the public be allowed to fish on Mississippi River tributaries that stretch into private property in East Carroll Parish. U.S. Magistrate Judge Jim Kirk in Alexandria handed down an opinion that the public can boat, fish and hunt on the waters of the Mississippi River as it rises and falls and that local sheriffs cannot arrest the fishermen and hunters for trespassing as long as they remain in their boats. The opinion was prompted by a motion to dismiss a case against East Carroll Parish Sheriff Mark Shumate for...
  • Ministers Want Funeral Cap Removed

    04/14/2006 8:25:50 AM PDT · by PissAndVinegar · 17 replies · 629+ views
    www.rnews.com ^ | Apr 14, 2006 | Anthony Pascale
    Several Rochester ministers are calling on County Executive Maggie Brooks to reconsider a reduction in funding for funerals for the poor. Monroe County once picked up most of the bill for those who could not afford a funeral for their loved one. In March, the county started capping its funeral assistance at $1,250. Local ministers said that they are now being forced to help bury the poor. "It also smells like a little bit of racism because we know, now I don't think it was intended, but we know that most of those at the bottom of the economic scale...
  • Former police chief Haulk files to run for CIty Council

    08/05/2005 7:25:56 AM PDT · by hdrabon · 13 replies · 1,219+ views
    The Monroe Enquirer-Journal ^ | August 5, 2005 | Perter J. Hovanek
    Former police chief Haulk files to run for CIty Council By PETER J. HOVANEC -- MONROE (Aug. 5, 2005) With about three hours left in the municipal filing period, the races keep getting more interesting. On the last full day of filing, former Monroe Police Chief Bobby Haulk joined the race for Monroe City Council. Haulk retired in June from after being ousted by the former city manager and many of the council members he is looking to join. Haulk first retired Oct. 28, reportedly after being given an ultimatum by the council to resign or be fired. He was...
  • Officials ready lynching re-enactment

    07/26/2005 2:17:36 PM PDT · by doodad · 16 replies · 513+ views
    Walton Tribune ^ | July 20, 2005 | James Faucett
    WALTON COUNTY — With the 59th anniversary of the Moore’s Ford lynchings coming up on Monday, activists are gearing up for a re-enactment of the tragedy. Two black couples, George and Mae Murray Dorsey and Dorothy and Roger Malcom, were killed by a lynch mob of unmasked white men at the Moore’s Ford bridge on July 25, 1946. On Friday, state Rep. Tyrone Brooks (D-47, of Atlanta) held a press conference in Monroe to provide more details about the re-enactment
  • Monroe, NC to buy out City Manager Spell for $100,000-plus; three months salary in hush money

    05/23/2005 12:17:20 PM PDT · by hdrabon · 30 replies · 1,281+ views
    The Monroe Enquirer-Journal ^ | 05/20/05 | RITCHIE E. STARNES
    The city of Monroe agreed to pay former city manager Doug Spell more than $100,000 following his sudden decision to quit Wednesday, records show. Following Spell's abrupt resignation and the City Council's acceptance, city attorney Terry Sholar hammered out a settlement agreement that provides Spell the exact compensation that he would have received had he remained employed until his employment contract expired in December. Although Spell submitted a formal resignation, terms of the settlement confirm that he was fired. The council unanimously, though Mayor Judy Davis and Spell were absent, accepted Spell's resignation during a special meeting Wednesday that was...
  • Gospel comes to Main Street Street-corner evangelists can preach after settling with Monroe.

    03/30/2005 9:50:18 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 3 replies · 584+ views
    Tom Adams, a Lincoln Park, Mich., resident and member of Gateway Anabaptist Church, preaches on a corner in Monroe, Mich., after the city of Monroe settled a federal lawsuit that stemmed from the ticketing last year of a group of street evangelists.AP Photo/KEITH KING MONROE, Mich. (AP) -- A group of street preachers are free to spread the gospel downtown following their settlement of a lawsuit against the city.Under the settlement agreed to last week, the city will not prosecute members of World Wide Street Preachers' Fellowship under the city's noise ordinance or for lack of a parade permit....
  • GOOD GOVERNMENT AND MINORITY PROGRAMS, GONE BAD!

    03/06/2005 11:51:53 AM PST · by CaliforniaIndependent · 1 replies · 145+ views
    http://www.ThisIsJustice.com ^ | 3/6/05 | California Independent
    In the liberal state of California, more of us are giving less attention to our party affiliation, and more attention to fixing our problems. Our new Governor has done a great job in the short time he's been in office. Many will argue this, but the bottom line is fiscal responsibility, and we can now see some light at the end of the tunnel. However, there are some governmental and minority programs in California that need to be scrutinized very closely. That's probably true at the federal level, as well, but California is not a bad place to start, right...
  • Woman accused of stabbing brother, son after arguing over pork chops

    12/22/2004 3:27:43 AM PST · by Ellesu · 31 replies · 1,544+ views
    ksla.com ^ | 12/22/04
    MONROE, La. A Monroe woman accused of stabbing her 15-year-old brother and 12-year-old son following an argument over pork chops is being held at the Ouachita Correctional Center in lieu of 15-thousand dolalrs bond. Deputies arrested 31-year-old Tammie Peter early yesterday on allegations of aggravated battery and aggravated second-degree battery. Sheriff's deputies say the incident began Sunday after Peter returned home with her boyfriend and discovered that her brother, who lives with her, had cooked two pork chops for himself and no one else. Peter allegedly took one of the chops and threw it at the teenager, causing the argument...
  • Analysis: Democrat Challengers Hope to Block Vitter Victory {Louisiana Senate Race}

    10/30/2004 7:35:15 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 3 replies · 496+ views
    Monroe, LA, News-Star | 10-29-04 | Evans, Robbie
    http://www.thenewsstar.com/localnews/html/BE29DE9E-AA65-4FA3-B60B-448B6EB2DDFF.shtml
  • Rodney Alexander Defends Late Party Switch in Louisiana's Fifth District

    10/25/2004 6:17:49 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 18 replies · 1,565+ views
    Baton Rouge, LA, Morning Advocate ^ | 10-25-04 | Nossiter, Adam, AP
    Alexander defends late party switch in 5th District debate By ADAM NOSSITER Associated Press writer MONROE -- Congressman Rodney Alexander defended a last-minute party switch that infuriated Democrats Sunday night, in the sole televised debate of an otherwise quiet race to represent a broad swath of central and north Louisiana. Alexander, boosted by polls showing him way out in front and likely to win the 5th Congressional District race without a runoff, spoke calmly about an issue that initially threw his race into an uproar, and had Democrats from Louisiana to Washington denouncing him in harsh terms. He brushed off...
  • Once Upon a Time: 'Those who claim the current election is the dirtiest know little about ...

    10/20/2004 5:46:32 AM PDT · by OESY · 7 replies · 1,041+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 20, 2004 | PAUL JOHNSON
    ...Kennedy did only slightly better in 1960, scoring 49.8% against Nixon. His plurality was one of the smallest in U.S. history..... This election was significant in that it marked the occasion when TV played a major, perhaps determining, part. Roosevelt had already demonstrated the importance of radio when his skill at the media, honed in his "Fireside Chats" as president, helped to secure his landslide re-election in 1936. In 1960, the media (overwhelmingly pro-Democrat) judged Kennedy an outright winner in the TV debates. It was said that his team persuaded the studio to turn up the lights so that Nixon...
  • Correct (Politically) Community College

    05/14/2004 3:04:46 PM PDT · by Palai · 9 replies · 382+ views
    Campus Report ^ | 05/13/2004 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Cary, N.C.—Renegade professors and serious students hoping to buck the politically correct trend that engulfs academia and makes shared knowledge an endangered species may not find much refuge in their local community college. Dr. Michael Filozof certainly found no sanctuary at Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York. Married, with one daughter, the tenure-track political science professor at the school now faces imminent unemployment as a result of a scurrilous whispering campaign by two professors who found his political views (support for President Bush and for U.S. troops in Iraq) hard to take. When Dr. Filozof placed an American flag...
  • Full Term for {Monroe, LA, Mayor} Mayo: Incumbent Beats {Republican} Spatafora, 55-45 Percent

    04/18/2004 12:32:30 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 166+ views
    Monroe, LA, News-Star ^ | 04-18-04 | Evans, Robbie
    <p>Margaret Croft/The News-Star Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo addresses his supporters after being re-elected Saturday.Incumbent Jamie Mayo will get another full four-year term as the city's mayor.</p> <p>By a comfortable margin, Mayo defeated challenger Don Spatafora on Saturday in Monroe's mayoral runoff election. Complete but unofficial results showed Mayo with 55 percent, or 7,649 votes, and Spatafora with 45 percent, or 6,209 votes.</p>
  • Mayo (D), Spatafora (R) Promise More Jobs {Monroe, LA, Mayoralty Race}

    04/09/2004 7:22:35 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 184+ views
    Monroe, LA, News-Star ^ | 04-09-03 | Evans, Robbie
    <p>Mayor Jamie Mayo and challenger Don Spatafora reiterated their campaign themes of bringing more jobs to Monroe and cutting wasteful spending from the city's budget at the meeting, which was sponsored by the University of Louisiana at Monroe and The News-Star. The one-hour forum also featured repeated verbal sparring between the candidates.</p>
  • 12-Year-Old Boy Accused of Raping 2-Year-Old Girl in Monroe, LA

    04/04/2004 5:58:01 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 15 replies · 329+ views
    Shreveport, LA, Times ^ | 04-04-04 | Not given
    <p>MONROE -- A 12-year-old boy faces a charge of aggravated rape for allegedly raping a 2-year-old girl, Ouachita sheriff's deputies said.</p> <p>The 12-year-old was arrested Friday and taken to Green Oaks Detention Center. Sheriff's investigators said the rape allegedly occurred Thursday evening in the Tanglewood subdivision.</p>
  • Candidates Mayo (D) and Spatafora (R) Try to Break Race Divide {in Monroe, LA, Mayoral Contest}

    03/11/2004 7:46:38 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 155+ views
    Monroe, LA, News-Star ^ | 03-11-04 | Evans, Robbie
    <p>This week's voting in the Monroe mayoral election may have been a watershed moment in the way the city's voters support their candidates for mayor.</p> <p>The results of Tuesday's municipal primary election showed voter support for runoff candidates Jamie Mayo and Don Spatafora clearly along racial lines, with Spatafora gaining 44 percent of votes in majority white precincts and Mayo getting 51 percent of votes in majority black precincts.</p>
  • "Why I am Leaving the Episcopal Church" a priest's explanation

    01/20/2004 6:27:02 PM PST · by Leroy S. Mort · 44 replies · 288+ views
    The Gwinnett (GA) Citizen (scanned) | January 20, 2004 | the Rev, Dr, Foley Beach
    Why I am Leaving the Episcopal Church I am forty-five years old and for thirty-four of those years I have been an active participant in the Episcopal Church. I was baptized, confirmed, married, ordained a deacon, and ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church. It has served to shape and form me spiritually and it has taught me tremendous aspects into the worship of Almighty God. The Church has been a place of stability and refuge, although it has always been in need of reform.  But recent actions of the Episcopal Church have taken spiritual depravi­ty to new depth for the modern...