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  • Lawsuit puts cloud over airwave auction

    08/23/2014 4:59:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 23, 2014 | Kate Tummarello
    Broadcasters are threatening to stand in the way of next year's highly anticipated airwave auction, putting one the Obama administrations top priorities at risk. Officials in the broadcast and wireless industry are hopeful that a new lawsuit from the National Association of Broadcasters will put pressure on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reach a reach a compromise to save the auction expected to net billions of dollars from would could be a months-long delay. This lawsuit puts a cloud over the auction, said one Republican FCC aide. It would make sense for the Commission to work something...
  • White House hosts Hollywood actors, experts for mental health conference

    06/03/2013 7:40:57 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 36 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3 Jun 2013 | y Rachel Rose Hartman
    President Barack Obama and members of his administration are holding a day-long mental health conference Monday at the White House--and they have asked Hollywood to help lend some star power. Actors Bradley Cooper and Glenn Close are among those invited to participate in the meeting, which features a panel on negative attitudes toward mental illness moderated by Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius, a panel on mental health outreach moderated by Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and opening remarks from the president and closing remarks from Vice President Joe Biden, Cooper and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki. Close in 2009 co-founded...
  • News Corp. Threatens to Take Fox Off Airwaves

    04/09/2013 1:51:58 PM PDT · by illiac · 18 replies
    NewsMax (I know) ^ | 4/9/13 | Lisa Barron
    A senior News Corp. executive is threatening to pull the companys flagship Fox network from the public airwaves if it loses its legal battle against Barry Dillers Aereo. Speaking at the annual gathering of the National Association of Broadcasters in Las Vegas, Chase Carey, News Corps president and chief operating officer, said Fox could become a pay-TV channel. His remarks come one week after a federal appeals court rejected a plea by the broadcast industry to shut down New York-based Aereo, which uses an array of tiny antennas to pick up free broadcast signals and transmit them to subscribers over...
  • Former NAB GC Says Public Ownership Of Airwaves Is Fallacy

    05/03/2011 2:00:29 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 11 replies
    Broadcasting & Cable ^ | 5/2/2011 | John Eggerton
    Former NAB General Counsel Erwin Krasnow says that it is time for the FCC to renounce the "discredited concept" that the public owns the airwaves, which he says is the "the main reason for broadcasting's second-class status under the First Amendment." Krasnow argues that the airwaves are no more owned by the public than is the sunlight used to grow grain or the wind used to turn a windmill.
  • New American Bible: Problems on Purgatory [Catholic Caucus]

    09/14/2010 2:47:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | September 14, 2010 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    We have discussed before some concerns about the New American Bible (NAB) and how it vaguely translates the Greek word πορνείᾳ (porneia) which specifically refers to sexual immorality, but which the NAB translates only as “immorality.” Of course immorality could mean just about anything. You can read more of this rather serious problem here: NAB and PorneiaIn this post I’d like to explore another problem with the NAB that was also called to my attention by one of you. There are problematic footnotes which do not always reflect Catholic teaching. One I’d like to look at is a flawed footnote...
  • Radio Royalties Fight Heats Up In Washington

    01/09/2010 1:07:08 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 18 replies · 611+ views
    Forbes ^ | 1/8/2010 | Brian Wingfield
    Should stations pay artists to play their tunes? Get ready for one of the year's biggest battles. One of the biggest lobbying fights in the nation's capital this year could involve a traditionally non-Washington subject: rock and roll. At issue: whether AM and FM radio stations should pay royalties to performers on recorded music played over the airwaves, and if so, what those rates should be. Right now only composers and their affiliated publishers reap these payments. In one corner is the MusicFIRST Coalition, which includes the Recording Industry Association of America, several artist groups and SoundExchange, the folks who...
  • FCCs Chief Diversity Officer Targeting Private Broadcasters

    08/13/2009 3:43:19 AM PDT · by Man50D · 29 replies · 1,937+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | August 13, 2009 | Matt Cover
    Mark Lloyd, newly appointed Chief Diversity Officer of the Federal Communications Commission, has called for making private broadcasting companies pay licensing fees equal to their total operating costs to allow public broadcasting outlets to spend the same on their operations as the private companies do. Lloyd presented the idea in his 2006 book, Prologue to a Farce: Communications and Democracy in America, published by the University of Illinois Press. Lloyds hope is to dramatically upgrade and revamp the Corporation for Public Broadcasting through new funding drawn from private broadcasters. The CPB is a non-profit entity that was created by Congress...
  • TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

    05/13/2009 6:19:23 PM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies · 979+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov ^ | May 13, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: THE BRIEFING ROOM THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary _____________________________________________________ For Immediate Release May 13, 2009 TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES May 12, 2009 Dear Madam Speaker: Last month, I asked the Congress to consider changes to the level of borrowing authority for the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Today, I formally transmit this request in the accompanying supplemental budget request. I urge that the Congress expand the resources available to the IMF through its New Arrangements to Borrow (NAB) and approve...
  • Obama asks Congress to back IMF Boost (Here we go again)

    04/20/2009 6:36:15 PM PDT · by GVnana · 21 replies · 767+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4/20/2009
    The US Capitol in Washington. President Barack Obama Monday asked Congress ... G-20 Leaders Agree to Dole Out $1 Trillion to IMF & World Bank President Barack Obama Monday asked Congress to back an expansion of an IMF emergency fund by 500 billion dollars in a move designed to expand its reach to big emerging market nations. Obama also asked lawmakers to approve a US contribution to the fund to 100 billion dollars, as part of the plan to swell International Monetary Fund reserves agreed at this month's Group of 20 summit in London. The president made the request in...
  • New antibodies block a range of influenzas - Discovery hints at the possibility of broad...

    02/22/2009 11:44:33 PM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies · 868+ views
    Nature News ^ | 22 February 2009 | Megan Talkington
    Discovery hints at the possibility of broad-spectrum vaccines.Researchers have identified a group of antibodies that neutralize a wide range of influenza viruses, including the H5N1 avian influenza, the 1918 Spanish flu and some seasonal strains. These molecules may one day be used therapeutically to protect patients against a broad array of strains. The antibodies also give researchers clues about how to develop new vaccines. "This opens up the avenue of thinking about universal influenza vaccines, which has not been realistic before", says Peter Palese, an influenza expert at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York who was not involved...
  • 630 WMAL (Washington, D.C.) named National Major Market Station of the Year

    09/19/2008 9:01:52 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 14 replies · 392+ views
    ** ACCEPTANCE VIDEO AT LINK ** Bulletin from 630 WMAL: 630 WMAL has won the National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Radio Award as Major Market Station of the Year! This is the big one, across all formats, announced Thursday night at the NAB Convention in Austin. We were the only AM station nominated. The other nominees were KBWF-FM San Francisco; KIIS-FM Los Angeles; KOIT-FM San Francisco and WBLS-FM New York. The Grandy and Andy Morning Show did not win in the Major Market Personality of the Year category, for which they were also nominated last year, but they certainly are...
  • Timmys Tantrum

    04/25/2008 8:34:11 PM PDT · by guyshomenet · 9 replies · 118+ views
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 4/25/2008 | Guy Smith
    Normally I am saddened to witness a fellow human sink into the abyss of madness. But for Tim Robbins Ill crack open a fresh bottle of Jack Daniels and and bid his brain a joyous bon voyage. ... Leveraging his marginal fame, which in turn is based on his marginal acting abilities, Tim thrust himself into the political arena with the confidence that only complete idiots posses. ... Just when we were close to a national news media providing a general consensus on what the truth is First is the rather psychotic notion that the media has ever come...
  • U.S. Troops Nab Terrorists, Weapons Caches in Iraq

    07/19/2007 5:33:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 339+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 19, 2007 American forces in Iraq have captured terrorists and weapons caches during a series of raids over the past two days, officials reported today. Three suspected terrorists were detained by U.S. forces during a pre-dawn raid in Aamel today. The aim of the raid was to capture or kill Jaysh al-Mahdi rogue terrorists, known as special groups. These extremists are suspected of facilitating the flow of explosively formed projectiles and other ordnance into Iraq from Iran. U.S. troops confiscated pistols, military equipment, fake identification and other documents, officials said. Coalition troops continue to target the terrorists...
  • Iraqi Security Forces Continue Security in Fallujah, Nab Insurgents

    11/08/2006 3:32:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 225+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2006 -- Iraqi security forces searched the Fallujah general hospital yesterday as part of their continuous operations to maintain the security and safety of the citizens of Fallujah. Elsewhere, Iraqi and coalition forces have captured dozens of insurgents in recent days. The hospital was searched after intelligence indicated it was being used as a potential safe haven for insurgents. The Iraqi troops with support from coalition forces entered the hospital to ensure that the facility continues to be a safe place for the people of Fallujah to receive medical treatment, U.S. officials said. No insurgent activity...
  • Feds nab illegal immigrants in western Michigan

    09/15/2006 5:25:11 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 33 replies · 863+ views
    South Bend Tribune ^ | September 15. 2006 | JAMES PRICHARD Associated Press
    GRAND RAPIDS Federal immigration officials have completed a five-day sweep of western Michigan in which they apprehended 54 fugitive illegal immigrants who had disappeared after receiving deportation orders. They also captured an illegal immigrant with an extensive criminal history who had illegally re-entered the United States after being removed, officials at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Thursday. The initiative, dubbed "Operation Return to Sender," started Sept. 8 and ended Wednesday. The agency focused its efforts within the triangle formed by Lansing, Grand Rapids and Battle Creek.The sweep was part of an "interior immigration enforcement strategy" that is a...
  • Afghans Launch Security System; Raids Nab Suspects, Weapons

    09/06/2006 6:08:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 285+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2006 The Afghan government is implementing a new national security system designed to strengthen the countrys security apparatus, U.S. officials reported. The entire National Security Coordination System is to be fully operational by the end of 2008, officials said. The system will improve coordination among Afghan military and law enforcement agencies and enhance regional stability. The system will consist of a National Coordination Center, five Joint Regional Coordination Centers and 34 Joint Provincial Coordination Centers. The centers will provide Afghan army and police leaders with operational information they can use to better-allocate security forces. Current and...
  • Iraqi Troops Nab Militia Chief; Weapons Caches Found

    09/04/2006 2:48:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 571+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sep. 3, 2006 An Iraqi Army unit caught a mid-level leader of an illegal militia group during an early-morning Aug. 31 raid in southeastern Baghdad, according to Multinational Corps Iraq officials. The Iraqi soldiers, accompanied by coalition advisers, were specifically looking for the militias chieftain, officials said, noting that he is believed to be responsible for inciting sectarian violence, fear and instability through acts of intimidation and murder. He also was wanted for authorizing the acquisition and use of heavy weapons and improvised explosive devices employed in attacks on Iraqi citizens and coalition troops. No civilians or Iraqi...
  • Iraqi Forces Nab Eight Insurgents in Early-Morning Raids

    07/25/2006 4:12:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 294+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 25, 2006 Iraqi security forces conducted early-morning raids in two areas today, netting eight insurgent fighters. Iraq forces captured two targeted insurgents, one of whom was a local insurgent cell leader, in a raid in a rural area northeast of Fallujah. Coalition force advisers looked on as Iraqi forces raided a targeted house and captured both insurgents. The cell leader allegedly coordinated and directed makeshift bomb attacks against coalition convoys, mortar attacks against coalition bases, and ran an insurgent training camp near Samarra. His accomplice, a member of his cell, is believed to have conducted bomb and...
  • Fort McHenry Arrives at NAB Little Creek

    07/07/2006 4:53:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 617+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Petty Officer 1st Class (SW) Stefanie Holzeisen-mullen & Petty Officer 2nd Class (SW) Brian Seymour
    By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (SW) Stefanie Holzeisen-mullen and Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Brian Seymour, Fleet Public Affairs Center Atlantic VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Family and friends gathered at Naval Amphibious Base (NAB) Little Creek July 6, to greet the arrival of the dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43). Originally homeported at Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, Fort McHenry was part of a hull swap in April with the dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46). The vessels swapped homeports while the crews remained assigned to their original locations. The hull swap was part of...
  • Marines in Haqlaniyah Nab Insurgents, Train Iraqi Troops

    06/23/2006 7:33:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 274+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. Roe F. Seigle
    HAQLANIYAH, Iraq, June 23, 2006 Some of the fiercest violence by insurgents against coalition forces in the Al Anbar Province occurs in Haqlaniyah, Iraq, a city nestled along the Euphrates River northwest of Baghdad. "The Iraqi soldiers still have a lot to learn, but the Marines are determined to teach them the skills they need to fight the insurgency and take over this area of responsibility." U.S. Marine Corps 1st Sgt. Vincent Santiago Fighting the insurgents attacks, from hand-thrown grenades to improvised explosive devices, drive-by shootings and small-arms ambushes, are the U.S. Marines of the Hawaii-based Kilo Company, 3rd...
  • Accident Kills Iraqi Civilians; Troops Nab 19 Terror Suspects

    06/04/2006 1:16:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 528+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 4, 2006 In what was described as an accident during training, a U.S. unit fired an artillery shell June 2 that killed three Iraqi civilians, military officials in Iraq reported today. Officials also announced the capture yesterday of 19 terror suspects in eastern Baghdad. On June 2, a Task Force Band of Brothers unit fired an artillery round from a military base near Baqubah, Iraq, that landed in an inhabited area, officials said. The unit, from the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, fired a 155 mm round from a Paladin self-propelled howitzer during training,...
  • Iraqi, Coalition Forces Rescue Kidnap Victims, Nab Terrorists

    04/05/2006 4:14:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 432+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 5, 2006 Iraqi soldiers and police rescued three kidnap victims, and coalition troops captured nine terrorists in operations in Iraq today, U.S. officials reported. Iraqi soldiers and police teamed up with U.S. soldiers to rescue the three Iraqi kidnap victims in Mosul. A local citizen's tip led Iraqi soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 4th Brigade, 2nd Iraqi Army Division; Iraqi police; and U.S. soldiers from the 172nd Stryker Brigade to a house in Mosul. The combined force entered the house and found three Iraqis chained to the wall of the basement. The joint force freed the hostages. No...
  • U.S., Iraqi troops nab more than a dozen insurgents suspected in mass slaying

    04/01/2006 5:59:43 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies · 700+ views
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 4/02/06 | Andrew Tilghman
    U.S., Iraqi troops nab insurgents suspected in mass slayingMore than a dozen rebels either caught or killed in Baqouba By Andrew Tilghman, Stars and Stripes Mideast edition, Sunday, April 2, 2006 Maj. John Digiambattista inspects the anti-aircraft gun and other weapons found during the chase of several insurgents. Andrew Tilghman / S&S Iraqi villagers tell soldiers that the men captured and killed Friday were the same ones who massacred 18 Shiite villagers last week. Andrew Tilghman / S&S A car used by insurgents burns Friday after it is abandoned during a firefight with U.S. and Iraqi troops. Andrew Tilghman /...
  • U.S., Iraqi Forces Net Suspects, Seize Weapons, Foil Kidnapping

    03/22/2006 10:12:15 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 399+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 22, 2006 U.S. and Iraqi forces have detained 32 suspects and seized three weapons caches in Iraq since March 19, with one detention resulting from an Iraqi citizen's tip that foiled a kidnapping, Multinational Division Baghdad officials reported. Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, along with their Iraqi counterparts from 4th Brigade, 8th Iraqi Army Division, were attacked with small-arms fire south of Latfiyah today. They returned fire, killing one terrorist and detaining another 11 suspected terrorists. The troops also confiscated a Dishka heavy machine gun and 55-gallon...
  • Iraqi Police Nab Insurgents; Soldiers Find Weapons

    03/13/2006 3:42:17 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 345+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Multinational Force Iraq ne
    WASHINGTON, March 13, 2006 Iraqi and multinational forces have captured more terrorism suspects and discovered more weapons caches in recent days, military officials in Iraq reported. Iraqi police today captured 16 insurgents suspected of attacking coalition forces northwest of Kirkuk, about 150 miles north of Baghdad. After detaining the terror suspects, members of the Kirkuk police emergency special unit found improvised explosive device-making materials along with a cache of two artillery rounds. U.S. soldiers of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division served as advisers during the mission. In northeastern Baghdad, soldiers from the 2nd Brigade, 6th Iraqi...
  • 10th Mountain Soldiers In Iraq Nab Killers, Find Weapons

    03/05/2006 11:44:56 AM PST · by SandRat · 36 replies · 849+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Multinational Division-Baghdad news release
    WASHINGTON, March 5, 2006 Soldiers with the U.S. Army's 10th Mountain Division nabbed terrorists and confiscated weapons during an operation in Baghdad Feb. 26. The soldiers, assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, were conducting vehicle inspections in western Abu Ghraib. 1st Lt. Scott Treadwell had ordered his soldiers to search a suspicious vehicle. Treadwell's men found two known murderers of Iraqi civilians. The two terrorists were carrying rifles and contracts for the murder of other Iraqis. The capture of the two assassins was inspiring to the soldiers, who conduct patrols every day...
  • Iraqi police arrest seven; U.S. troops nab six insurgents

    02/24/2006 3:27:01 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 304+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Feb 24, 2006 | Sgt. Ken Hall
    KIRKUK, Iraq (Army News Service, Feb. 23, 2006) Iraqi police captured seven insurgents for their involvement in a roadside bomb discovered by the Iraqi Highway Patrol in Kirkuk. Feb. 23 Though not involved in the arrest, Soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne Division arrived at the scene to help secure the area around the bomb located in the eastern edge of the city. This was a 100% Iraqi Police operation, said Maj. Greg Bishop, 1st BCT. This is one of many recent successes that Iraqi police have had in the past few weeks. They...
  • Soldier Killed in Attack; Troops Nab Suspects, Weapons

    02/20/2006 11:24:26 AM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 504+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 20, 2006 | Multinational Force Iraq news
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2006 A U.S. soldier was killed in Iraq today, and coalition and Iraqi forces detained 42 suspected terrorists and discovered weapons caches, officials in Iraq reported today. The soldier was killed when his vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb while conducting a combat patrol southeast of Karbala. The soldier's name is being withheld until the family is notified. This incident is under investigation. Elsewhere in Iraq, coalition and Iraqi forces detained 42 suspected terrorists and seized several weapons caches in operations during the last two days. Iraqi security and coalition forces successfully identified and removed...
  • Blast Kills 10 Civilians; Troops Nab Suspects, Find Weapons

    01/30/2006 3:38:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 247+ views
    American Center for Law & Justice ^ | Jan 30, 2006 | Multinational Force Iraq news releases
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2006 A bombing near a candy store in Iraq and the capture of suspected terrorists and weapons top news reported today by military officials in Baghdad. A bomb exploded yesterday near a candy story in Iskandariyah, 30 miles south of Baghdad, rocking several businesses and killing 10 Iraqi civilians and wounding three .American military units from the 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division's quick response force were dispatched to the blast to investigate. The incident is under investigation by Iraqi authorities. In southern Baghdad, soldiers on patrol with the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment,...
  • U.S. Soldiers Nab 43 Suspects South of Baghdad (Rounding Up the Terrs. Yee-Haw!!!!!)

    12/14/2005 5:54:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies · 637+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2005 Task Force Baghdad soldiers detained 43 suspected terrorists during recent operations conducted to ensure a safe environment for Iraq's upcoming national elections, military officials in Baghdad reported today. On Dec. 10, soldiers discovered a house containing an makeshift bomb and detained four suspected terrorists in separate incidents. During a routine patrol of an area south of Baghdad, the Soldiers of B Company, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, inspected an abandoned house and discovered the bomb, which consisted of a 5-foot pipe filled with explosives. An explosives team detonated...
  • Roadside Bomb Kills Soldier; Ops Nab Fighters, Weapons (Sadness and Joy)

    12/05/2005 3:24:43 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 337+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2005 A Task Force Baghdad soldier was killed Dec. 4 when his patrol struck an improvised explosive device in eastern Baghdad, officials reported today. The soldier's name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. In other news, five suspected terrorists were detained Dec. 4 after Iraqi police and U.S. troops found an IED near Bayji and a cache of IEDs near Kirkuk, officials said. A joint patrol of Iraqi police and soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team discovered the IED cache waiting to be emplaced near Kirkuk. The roadside bombs...
  • ISF, TF Freedom nab 65 suspected terrorists

    11/22/2005 4:50:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 243+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Nov 21, 2005 | SGT Dennis Gravelle
    MOSUL, Iraq (Army News Service, Nov. 21, 2005.) -- Iraqi Security Forces and Multi-National Forces from Task Force Freedom detained 65 suspected terrorists and seized weapons during operations in northern Iraq Nov 14-19. Iraqi Army Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 1st Brigade, 3rd Division wounded and detained one individual after observing him with a weapon and hand grenade in Tal Afar Nov 14. The individual was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Iraqi Police detained an individual attempting to emplace an improvised explosive device in Tal Afar Nov 14. Iraqi Army Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 3rd Division confiscated...
  • Elmendorf duo help nab truck thief (Ace's of the Road!)

    11/18/2005 5:01:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 552+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Nov 18, 2005 | Senior Airman Jared Marquis
    11/18/2005 - ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (AFPN) -- Anchorage police are calling two Airmen heroic for their actions in helping catch a truck thief. Staff Sgts. Joseph Harder and William Young, of the 3rd Equipment Maintenance Squadrons aerospace ground equipment section, pulled off the feat. The two were on their way to a restaurant, for a going-away luncheon, when a delivery truck crossed their path Nov. 9. We had just pulled into the parking lot when the truck cut us off, Sergeant Harder said. Then we noticed the delivery driver running after his truck with his hands in the...
  • Night raids nab terror suspects in Baghdad

    10/19/2005 4:51:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 19 replies · 512+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Oct 18, 2005 | unattributed
    BAGHDAD (Army News Service, Oct. 18., 2005) Iraqi Army and Coalition Forces captured 15 suspected terrorists in a series of pre-dawn combat operations conducted in and around Baghdad Oct. 18. Three of the suspects taken into custody are thought to be bomb emplacers and another is believed to be a weapons dealer and terrorist cell financier. The largest operation was carried out by Iraqi Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division. Shortly after midnight, the Iraqi Army Soldiers captured five suspected Anti-Iraqi Forces during a raid against a terrorist safe-house in the Adhamiyah district of central Baghdad....
  • Iraqi, U.S. Soldiers nab 78 terror suspects (Successes just keep coming!)

    10/05/2005 6:04:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 623+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Oct 5, 2005 | unattributed
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (Army News Service, Oct. 4, 2005) -- Iraqi security forces and Task Force Baghdad Soldiers captured 78 suspected terrorists and seized eight weapons caches during operations throughout the city, from Sept. 28 to 30. Much of the information leading to the captures was based on tips from Iraqi citizens. During one dismounted patrol on Sept. 28, Task Force Baghdad Soldiers were approached by an Iraqi citizen who told them about a large weapons cache in the Radwiniyah District of west Baghdad. When the Soldiers investigated, they found 175 sticks of dynamite; 109 grenades; 149 rockets, mortar and artillery...
  • Security Forces Nab 44 Terrorists, Seize Weapons Caches

    09/30/2005 5:41:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 377+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sep 30, 2005 | unattributed
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2005 Iraqi security forces and multinational forces from Task Force Freedom detained 44 suspected terrorists and seized a number of weapons during operations in northern Iraq Sept. 26-30, military officials reported. Iraqi police seized a weapons cache during a cordon-and-search operation in eastern Mosul on Sept. 28. The cache included artillery rounds, rocket-propelled grenades, rockets, and blasting caps. The weapons were confiscated for future destruction. During five operations in Tal Afar between Sept. 26 and 29, soldiers from the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, detained 17 individuals suspected of terrorist activity. Suspects are in custody....
  • Authorities nab suspected 'FedEx bandit' (Iranian national)

    09/27/2005 12:50:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 613+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 9/27/05 | Tony Manolatos
    SAN DIEGO After an exhaustive search, authorities say they've captured a man suspected of being the "FedEx bandit." Farzad Farhbaksh, 40, was caught entering Mexico Monday at a Tijuana border checkpoint, said Lauren Mack, spokeswoman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Farhbaksh was being pursued for six months, Mack said. He is accused of being the bandit who robbed 41 banks in Southern California, using a Fed Ex box to carry away his stolen cash. San Diego police are expected to announce the arrest and the charges they plan to pursue at a news conference later in the day. Immigration...
  • MPs help SV cops nab alleged robber (America's DUMBEST Criminal!)

    09/16/2005 7:14:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 773+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | Sep 16, 2005 | GENTRY BRASWELL
    SIERRA VISTA - When Fort Huachuca military police recognized a local man in a suspect photo, Wednesday's bank robbery investigation came together, according to Sierra Vista police. "Military police recognized the subject as someone who delivers pizzas on post," Sierra Vista police Sgt. Glenn Hillig said Thursday. The MPs then contacted city police detectives. James A. Vigg, 22, was arrested on a robbery charge shortly after midnight Thursday in connection to a silent robbery at Compass Bank, 211 S. Carmichael Ave. The alleged robber passed a note to a female teller at about 1:50 p.m. Wednesday and left with an...
  • Thousands of US stations donate aid airtime

    09/02/2005 3:20:52 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 3 replies · 207+ views
    http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/ ^ | Friday, September 2 2005, | by James Welsh
    UPDATED: Thousands of US stations donate aid airtime Friday, September 2 2005, 20:24 BST -- by James Welsh Updated: September 2 2005, 23:04 BST Thousands of TV and radio stations across the United States will donate airtime for fundraising efforts on September 9, the National Asociation of Broadcasters announced today. Local stations are frequently interrupting network programming to broadcast additional news updates on the constantly-changing situation in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida. Some, like North Carolina's WRAL, are streaming those updates online. Many stations in the affected region are also streaming their non-stop coverage online; see LostRemote for details. On...
  • CA: Ex-49er helps nab would-be robber (Brent Jones)

    05/14/2005 8:57:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 616+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 5/14/05 | Simon Read
    DANVILLE It wasn't an open-field tackle that foiled a suspected armed robber Friday from achieving her goal, but it was the fast thinking of former San Francisco 49er Brent Jones. The tight end happened to be nearby and nabbed Kimberly Pavlakis, 48, of San Leandro as she reportedly ran from the scene of an attempted robbery Friday morning, police said. At 11:21 a.m., police were alerted to an armed robbery at Escapades Clothing at 406 Sycamore Valley Road, said Danville police Sgt. Tom Padilla. The suspect was thought to be armed with a handgun but fled the store without...
  • Apple packs the house at NAB

    04/20/2005 11:40:17 AM PDT · by r5boston · 24 replies · 629+ views
    MacCentral ^ | 04/20/2005 | Jim Dalrymple
    What do you get when you put a tall dark haired man in front of 36 systems in a rack serving 200 terabytes of data, five miles of cable (one-half of which is fibre) and 40 desktop systems all in a room? If you guessed anything other than Apple executive Richard Kerris standing in front of the company's booth at the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas, Nev., you would have been wrong. The Apple booth was so busy during its demo sessions that people had to take alternate routes because they couldn't make it through the crowds....
  • Internment: A Tool in the War on Terror?

    02/15/2005 2:27:48 PM PST · by forty_years · 3 replies · 869+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | February 15, 2005 | Michelle Malkin
    Michelle Malkin is a syndicated columnist and author of two books, of which her latest is In Defense of Internment (New York: Regnery Publishing, 2004). In it, she provides a defense of "threat profiling" already taken or contemplated since September 11. Ms. Malkin's earlier book was Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists, Criminals, and Other Foreign Menaces to Our Shores (New York: Regnery Publishing, 2002). Her syndicated column appears in nearly 200 papers nationwide. Ms. Malkin addressed the Middle East Forum in Philadelphia, on December 2, 2004. Millions of American schoolchildren have been taught that there was no evidence...
  • NYT: Indecency on the Air, Evolution Atop the F.C.C.

    12/23/2004 7:19:37 AM PST · by OESY · 2 replies · 399+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 23, 2004 | STEPHEN LABATON
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 - Shortly before becoming chairman of the Federal Communications Commission nearly four years ago, Michael K. Powell said it was time to eliminate the double standard that allowed the government to subject broadcasters, unlike their competitors in cable and satellite television, to indecency and other speech regulations. At the time, Mr. Powell received a Freedom of Speech Award for advancing what broadcasters and civil liberties groups viewed as a courageously principled position. Now, he is being harshly criticized for significantly expanding the indecency rules. He blames a quest for higher ratings for the "increasing coarseness" of programming...
  • problems with the NAB

    07/27/2004 4:21:29 AM PDT · by littlepaddle · 165 replies · 2,016+ views
    Introduction My copy of the Saint Joseph Edition of the New American Bible (hereafter NAB) is, quite frankly, gorgeous. It is bound in leather, with gold lettering, and contains several beautiful paintings of biblical events. Between pages 276 and 277, Elijah ascends into heaven on a chariot of fire, Job is counseled by his friends, an angel touches the lips of the prophet Isaiah with a burning coal, and a hand writes a mysterious message on the wall of the palace of King Belshazzar. Also of note are the illustrations of the fourteen Stations of the Cross and the original...
  • Broadcasters seek ban on local satellite radio

    04/16/2004 3:34:56 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 10 replies · 144+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 16, 2004 | Michael Learmonth
    <p>WASHINGTON, April 16 (Reuters) - U.S. radio broadcasters have asked federal regulators to bar rival satellite radio services from offering content tailored to local markets, according to a petition obtained on Friday.</p> <p>The National Association of Broadcasters, which represents radio conglomerates like Clear Channel Communications Inc. , filed the request due to concerns the up and coming satellite services are trying to replace local radio outlets.</p>
  • Broadcasters to Consider Code of Conduct

    04/06/2004 2:30:31 PM PDT · by weegee · 7 replies · 238+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | April 1, 2004 | By JONATHAN D. SALANT, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON - Broadcasters meeting Wednesday to discuss indecency said they would consider an industry code of conduct, an idea the nation's chief telecommunications regulator suggested they should pursue. Federal Communications Commission (news - web sites) Chairman Michael Powell (news) said if the industry leaves it to the government to set strict standards for broadcast decency, they won't like the result. "You do not want to ask the government to write a `Red Book' of dos and don'ts," Powell told the gathering organized by the National Association of Broadcasters. "I understand the complaint about knowing where the line is, but heavier...
  • Keynote Address: Rush Limbaugh

    10/02/2003 2:18:09 AM PDT · by Neets · 33 replies · 305+ views
    Recently noted by the New York Times as one of the most influential voices in America, Rush Limbaugh will deliver this years keynote address at The NAB Radio Show. Limbaughs number one radio talk show, syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks, airs on nearly 600 stations, reaching 20 million listeners.
  • How Do I Show Which Bible Is Correct To Those Who Refuse To Hear "King James Only" Arguments?

    03/26/2003 5:38:13 PM PST · by Commander8 · 9 replies · 953+ views
    QUESTION: How do I handle professors that don't like to hear "King James only" arguments? They are evaluating using a certain Bible version. They say that they'll listen to evidence about other Bible versions, but do not want the King James mentioned specifically. What do I do?
  • The NAB and Douay/Rheims.

    03/22/2003 12:07:57 PM PST · by Commander8 · 12 replies · 228+ views
    QUESTION: Is anything missing from the New American Bible or the Rheims-Douay?
  • Replenish

    03/20/2003 3:04:53 PM PST · by Commander8 · 14 replies · 364+ views
    QUESTION: Does "replenish" in Genesis 1:28 mean "repopulate," like there was a world before ours?