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  • ‘What more do we require?’ to stop violence, Rev. Jackson asks

    12/17/2012 9:45:57 AM PST · by JustSayNoToNannies · 88 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 15, 2012 | JAMES SCALZITTI
    Whether it be a mass casualty shooting at a school or other public space in the United States or the regularly occurring gun violence on the streets of Chicago, “the people who are civilized must care enough to stop it now,” the Rev. Jesse Jackson said on Saturday. While speaking to the audience at the Rainbow-PUSH headquarters on the South Side, Jackson reflected on Friday’s shooting in Connecticut, as well as the ongoing violence on the streets of Chicago. Noting that, “It’s easier (in the United States) to buy a gun than a cup of coffee,” Jackson said, “None of...
  • Rosa Brooks, Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy

    08/08/2011 3:29:49 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 21 replies
    JessDuntno | Today | Various Sources
    Rosa Brooks serves as Counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Michele Flournoy. In May 2010 she also became Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and then Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy. She is running a new Pentagon office dedicated to those issues. She is on leave from her job as a law professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. Brooks is known as a columnist (most recently with the LA Times) and at the Pentagon her portfolio has included both human rights issues and global engagement and strategic communication. Her mother, Barbara Ehrenreich, is...
  • Secret Service won't pay Newport Beach for police at Obama event

    07/30/2012 9:56:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 30, 2012 | Mike Reicher
    ......The Romney campaign paid its bill last week, about a month after the city sent its invoice. The Obama bill, on the other hand, was sent in May and has not been paid. City spokeswoman Tara Finnigan said the city's billing system would be sending past-due notices. About three weeks ago, the Democratic National Committee contacted the city and told officials to deal with the Secret Service. The DNC and the Republican National Committee split their Newport Beach event proceeds with the respective campaigns. ...... Councilwoman Leslie Daigle, a Republican, said, "It's the city's intention to apply its usual policies...
  • Flashback: Obama campaign refused to pay city of Springfield for 2008 campaign event

    07/31/2012 12:42:29 AM PDT · by Frankusa · 4 replies
    The city of Newport Beach, California says it may seek out the assistance of a collection agency to retrieve $35,000 the Obama campaign owes the city for providing police protection during a February, 2012 fund-raising event. The bill was sent in May and was due in June. The city recently emailed the campaign a reminder. The DNC told the city about three weeks ago to deal with the Secret Service. However, [Secret Service] agency spokesman Max Milien [said] that it won't pay. Councilwoman Leslie Daigle says the city intends to apply its usual policies and send the bill to collections....
  • Oregon state Sen. Joanne Verger will not seek re-election

    10/19/2011 1:28:19 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 4 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | October 19, 2011 | Michelle Cole
    Oregon Senate Democrats announced Wednesday that state Sen. Joanne Verger, D-Coos Bay, will not seek re-election next year. In a statement, Verger said she's in good health and looking forward to finishing her current term. But she's retiring after that. Several weeks ago, Verger's House colleague, Rep. Jean Cowan, D-Newport, announced she would also be retiring from the Legislature. As a result, Oregon could likely see two very competitive races on the coast, with the control of the current, 30-30 House and 16-14 Senate in play. Question: Will House Co-Speaker Arnie Roblan, D-Coos Bay, take a run
  • USS Saratoga: Museum plans scrapped, ship faces same fate

    05/05/2010 8:25:54 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 26 replies · 805+ views
    The Saratogan ^ | 5/5/2010 | Paul Post
    The navy has scuttled plans to make the USS Saratoga a museum in favor of another more modern aircraft carrier, the USS John F. Kennedy. The Saratoga, now docked in Newport, R.I., will almost certainly be scrapped. Six ships have been named Saratoga in American naval history – three sailing ships from the Revolution, War of 1812 and Civil War, respectively, a cruiser and two aircraft carriers. "Every ship named Saratoga has had a strong presence in the history of this nation," said Larry Gordon of Wilton, the unofficial USS Saratoga historian. "It isn’t like we’re losing the ship. You...
  • Nude Suspect Shot During Fight With Del. Trooper

    03/25/2009 10:46:13 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 32 replies · 1,063+ views
    cbs3 ^ | Mar 25, 2009
    NEWPORT (CBS 3) ― State police say a trooper shot a naked Wilmington man who was beating him with his police radio. The trooper found 35-year-old Fabian Silvestre standing naked on Route 4 around 2:45 a.m. Wednesday. Police say Silvestre charged the trooper and after a struggle, the trooper used his pepper spray. Unaffected, police say Silvestre took the trooper's radio and beat him with it. Police say the trooper feared for his life and fired two shots, hitting Silvestre in the shoulder, but it did not stop him. A second trooper arrived and used a stun gun on Silvestre...
  • Stories of left wing tolerance in Maine. (must read but keep a barf bag near)

    04/24/2008 2:11:21 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 23 replies · 224+ views
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    Lately I've been thinking of four left wing incidents that happened in Maine over the course of two years. I feel I should get them off my chest I think some of them would be interesting and I think others should know about them. The first one involves an incident that took place in the Bangor metro area two years ago. This freind of mine and his family were having trouble. He had difficulty getting by and he worked at Edwards Shop'n'save in Hampden outside Bangor. He was on food stamps and his wife was laid off and couldn't get...
  • Pig's head dumped outside mosque at start of Ramadan

    09/29/2006 9:27:34 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 182 replies · 4,475+ views
    Yahoo | AFP ^ | 9/28/06
    LONDON (AFP) - Police have revealed they were investigating the dumping of a pig's head outside a mosque on the first full day of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. The head was found outside the Jamia Mosque in Newport, southeast Wales, on Saturday. The Koran strictly forbids Muslims to eat pork. "We treat all incidents of hate crime seriously and are pursuing a number of lines of inquiry to identify the offender," said Gwent Police Superintendent Simon Prince on Friday. Nobody at the mosque was available for comment but Sheikh Mohammad Thair Ullah, the chairman of the nearby Shah...
  • Starbucks in Kentucky tosses out Dems (vanity, my headline)

    07/14/2006 7:52:20 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies · 1,147+ views
    I hope it is OK to do a vanity for this but I read a funny/interesting article on the Cincinnati Enquirer's website which can't be posted on FR. Dems were booted from a Starbucks in Newport, KY. Thought some of you may be interested. If you go to www.Yahoo.com and enter "Starbucks in Newport" you'll see a pair of articles. I couldn't locate the article anywhere else but the Enquirer's website.
  • CA: Residents accused of leveling Newport dunes (bulldozed in the dark of night)

    11/29/2005 9:13:54 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 980+ views
    OC Register ^ | 11/29/05 | Jeff Overley
    NEWPORT BEACH – Moving a pile of sand could cost several homeowners here an even bigger pile of cash. The California Coastal Commission on Monday accused five residents with beachfront property of flattening protected sand dunes to improve their ocean views. The commission is ordering the dunes rebuilt – a process that could reach into the six-figure range. Considered important habitat for threatened birds, the dunes were allegedly seen as an obstruction by residents whose ocean vistas were blocked by the 3- to 6-foot-tall dunes. "Sand dunes are loved and hated," Newport Assistant City Manager Dave Kiff said. "The residents...
  • Newport Beach honors Marines

    10/18/2005 5:31:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 382+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 18, 2005 | Sgt. Kenneth G. Lewis
    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (Oct. 18, 2005) -- When Marine 1st Sgt. John S. Kob returned home from Iraq in June, his family was ready to receive him with open arms, but 140,000 arms could get exhausting. Kob’s unit, 1st Battalion 1st Marine Regiment, was adopted by the city of Newport Beach in December 2003, after the unit’s first return from Iraq. Newport Beach’s residents have provided everything from care packages for deployed Marines to emergency funds for families visiting their wounded heroes in medical facilities across the globe. The city's most recent gesture occurred Sept. 29 when they hosted a...
  • Man steals car after release from jail

    06/09/2005 4:29:54 AM PDT · by oceanperch · 17 replies · 545+ views
    Newport News Times.com ^ | June 8, 2005 | Steve Card
    <p>Kristopher Martin Korsakas, 22, of Tacoma, Wash., had been arrested May 28 for the theft of a red Honda Prelude, which was found abandoned on Steenson Road in Newport. Authorities were tipped off when Korsakas and a second man, Ronald Arthur Pearsall, 19, of Puyallup, Wash., were seen stealing a license plate from another Honda parked in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Newport.</p>
  • Start of VX destruction days away

    05/02/2005 6:18:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies · 334+ views
    Tribune-Star (Terre Haute, IN) ^ | May 2, 2005 | Patricia L. Pastore
    Final preparations are under way at the Newport Chemical Disposal Facility, where workers are just days away from starting the destruction of VX nerve agent. Col. Jesse Barber, Chemical Materials Agency's project manager of Alternative and Approaches, goes over his checklist every day in anticipation of startup, he said. The 1,269 tons of the deadly nerve agent VX has been stored at the Newport Chemical Depot since the 1960s. A drop of VX the size of a BB can be lethal, the Army has said. Destruction of this nerve-agent stockpile will remove the risk of a terrorist target and the...
  • Newport won't rent to Boy Scouts

    08/19/2004 2:31:09 PM PDT · by RonF · 40 replies · 864+ views
    Newport News-Times (Oregon) ^ | 8/19/2004 | Joel Gallob
    The Newport City Council unanimously voted this week to turn down a request from the Boy Scouts to rent the building that had, for years, housed the office of Mrs. Santa Claus - Dorothy Grover. The problem with the request, explained City Manager Sam Sasaki after the meeting, was "a question of separation of church and state." Newport resident Tom Gravon had contacted the city administration, and sent a letter to the News-Times on the issue, raising the question of the appropriateness of a municipal government leasing a property to an organization with broad ties to various religions. The building...
  • Oregon Coast Earthquake (again)

    08/19/2004 11:24:47 AM PDT · by oceanperch · 42 replies · 1,183+ views
    USGS Earthquake and Me | Aug. 20, 2004
    Hey Everyone! We had a jolting earthquake here in Newport last night. It wa only 12 miles off of the coast, 4.7 that is the second one that has hit us in the last month folks. The first one was 51 miles of the coast and this on closer. It is normal to have them 250miles out but not this close to land. My rain gutter fell off last time and last night I was consoling a friend who is going to put her terminally ill 3yrs old feline down today and it hit knocking Chris' art work of the...
  • Bay Club produces pool policy. (Caddyshack Alert)

    05/30/2004 11:24:52 AM PDT · by Slicksadick · 13 replies · 226+ views
    Daily Pilot (LAT) ^ | 5-29-04 | Lolita Harper
    NEWPORT BEACH Bay Club produces pool policy MARINER'S MILE — People say "it" happens, but the Balboa Bay Club management is not putting up with it anymore. The club has imposed a $1,000 fine on anyone, or any parent whose child, is caught defecating in the pools, officials said. The new rules were handed down via an announcement in the club's magazine, "Bay Windows." "Due to last summer's increase in fecal accidents in the pool(s), [Balboa Bay Club] management will enforce a new pool closure policy," the warning reads. Maggie Feldman, the club's spokeswoman, said the new ruling is a...
  • Oregonians Bid Farewell to Killer Whale Keiko With Songs, Poems, Exhibits (Warm 'n Fuzzy Alert)

    02/21/2004 2:14:30 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies · 474+ views
    Feb 21, 2004 Oregonians Bid Farewell to Keiko, a Popular Killer Whale, With Songs, Poems, Exhibits By Joseph B. Frazier Associated Press Writer NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) - Nearly 700 people, some wiping away tears, turned out to bid farewell to Keiko, the killer whale who starred in the popular "Free Willy" movies, and died overseas in December. The crowd gathered Friday at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, where he splashed his way into visitors' hearts from 1996 to 1998. "Keiko was not one of our kind but nonetheless he was still one of us," Thomas Chatterton, a veterinary chaplain said during...
  • Ski Masked Anti War Protestor Leaves Child at Rally Site

    03/01/2003 6:52:25 PM PST · by oceanperch · 34 replies · 228+ views
    vanity | March 1 2003
    My son and I stood alone in Support of Our Troops today at the corner of Hwy 20 and 101 on the rural Oregon Coast. Around us were 20 or so Anti-war protestors. They all left at 1pm and we stayed out until 2pm He used his wheelchair to hold 5 large signs Support Our Troops. A billboard on wheels if you will. He is very well liked in our community so amongst the honkers were allot of "hey Chris" yells and waving. A young boy kept going from corner to corner frantic on his bike. He finally came up...