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  • Mother and 3 children found dead in Parsons; suspect sought

    11/26/2013 1:27:40 PM PST · by Old Yeller · 28 replies
    Wichita Eagle ^ | 11/26/13 | Hurst Laviana
    A Parsons woman and her three children have been found dead, and police have identified a 22-year-old man as a suspect in the case. The Kansas Attorney General’s Office identified the victims as Cami Umbarger, 29, and her three minor children. The suspect was identified as David Cornell Bennett, Jr., of Cherryvale. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said Bennett, 22, was spotted in Independence about 12:45 p.m. Tuesday at a Dollar General store on the west side of town. He was described as black, 5-foot-5 and 145 pounds. He was wearing a blue jeans, a black jacket and a purple...
  • Chicago reporter congratulates Obama on reelection in presser

    11/14/2012 2:18:21 PM PST · by Arthurio · 11 replies
    A reporter for the Chicago Tribune congratulated President Obama on winning reelection during a press conference Wednesday at the White House. Obama called on Christi Parsons, the White House reporter for the Chicago Tribune. "Thank you, Mr. President," Parsons said. "And congratulations, by the way." Obama then noted Parsons was there "when I was running for state Senate." "That's right, I was," Parsons replied, adding that she had "never seen you lose. I wasn't there that one time."
  • Citi doesn't need more government capital: Parsons

    03/12/2009 7:57:18 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 13 replies · 730+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 12, 2009 | John Poirier and Diane Bartz
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc Chairman Richard Parsons said on Thursday that the bank does not need any more capital injections from the government and expressed confidence that Citi would remain in private hands. Asked in an interview with Reuters whether Citigroup needed additional government capital injections, Parsons said: "No, I think actually, particularly with the latest conversion... Citi is actually one of the better capitalized banks in the world." Parsons was speaking on the sidelines of a Business Roundtable event where President Barack Obama addressed business executives. The Citigroup leader also brushed aside any prospect of the U.S. government...
  • "Group" files ethics complaint against Huckabee over Governor's Portrait (one operative)

    01/29/2008 10:19:30 PM PST · by unspun · 7 replies · 66+ views
    LITTLE ROCK — An ethics complaint was filed Monday against Mike Huckabee accusing the former Arkansas governor of violating state law by not revealing donors to a private fund used to raise money for his official portrait. Jim Parsons if Bella Vista, a self-described gadfly, said he filed the complaint accusing the Republican presidential hopeful of violating a 2001 law requiring the governor to report donors of gifts he receives on behalf of the state. /snip/ Parsons has filed numerous ethics complaints against politicians over the years and the Ethics Commission last year dismissed two complaints he filed against Huckabee...
  • 48 hours of freedom left for 2 border patrol agents: Lady Justice weeps while illegal aliens laugh

    01/15/2007 10:42:39 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 59 replies · 1,464+ views
    canada free press ^ | January 15, 2007 | Douglas J. Hagmann
    "If it can happen to them, it can happen to any one of us. It has definitely had an adverse affect on agents involved in border security." -Mark Parsons, President, Fraternal Order of Police in El Paso, Texas, Customs and Border Protection agent By now, everyone in North America, and especially certain Mexicans are familiar with the case of two former Border Patrol agents convicted of causing serious bodily injury, assault with a deadly weapon, discharge of a firearm and violating the civil rights of a drug smuggler and illegal alien at the U.S. - Mexican border. Absent of a...
  • Time Warner’s Anxious Autumn (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    09/02/2006 11:41:50 PM PDT · by Milhous · 8 replies · 459+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 3, 2006 | RICHARD SIKLOS
    WITH the fall comes the harvest. Or at least that’s what Richard D. Parsons and his top dogs at Time Warner have hoped for in autumns past. But regardless of how much the chief executive and his allies regroup, retool and reorganize their sprawling media empire, the stock market just yawns. Every morning when they look at Time Warner’s ticker, it’s Groundhog Day. Carl C. Icahn seems to be the only investor with a modicum of enthusiasm for the stock. Last month, he disclosed plans to form a new fund to scoop up more Time Warner shares so he could...
  • Westwood One Launches 'The Monica Crowley Show' (debuts Sat April 1st at Noon ET)

    03/28/2006 4:58:35 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 12 replies · 2,886+ views
    Westwood One Press Release ^ | Monday March 20th, 2006 | Peter Sessa
    WESTWOOD ONE LAUNCHES THE MONICA CROWLEY SHOW --New Program to Air Saturdays, Noon - 3 p.m. ET-- Beginning Saturday, April 1, 2006 New York, NY Monday, Mar 20, 2006 - Westwood One (NYSE: WON) is proud to announce the national launch of The Monica Crowley Show, the three-hour talk program hosted by author and news personality Monica Crowley. The show begins Saturday, April 1, 2006, and will air from noon to 3 p.m. ET. The Monica Crowley Show will debut on major market stations across the country including: WABC-AM New York, WTKK-FM Boston and WTNT-AM Washington DC. The show will...
  • Biased for the twisted truth

    08/07/2004 6:44:02 AM PDT · by SunnySide · 6 replies · 475+ views
    broadcastingcable.com | 2004 | Parson
    "Parsons said he did not feel CNN was liberal, but instead has a bias for the truth. He conceded that journalists are often perceived as liberal because they tend to challenge the establishment."
  • Parsons Takes Shot at Fox

    08/06/2004 6:03:31 PM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 14 replies · 506+ views
    Broadcasting and Cable ^ | 8/6/04 | John Eggerton
    By John Eggerton -- Broadcasting & Cable, 8/6/2004 2:22:00 PM Time Warner Inc. chairman Dick Parsons Friday described Fox News Channel as "crazy people exchanging views," telling a group of minority journalists in Washington he felt that the channel and his own Cable News Network are two different services. When asked by Univision Anchor Jorge Ramos why CNN was losing the ratings battle with Fox, he was not ready to concede that. He said that Fox was more like talk radio on TV, which meant that its viewers stayed longer because people tended to "come and sit down for an...
  • New Jersey report says auto emissions deal a 'mammoth boondoggle'

    03/15/2002 5:05:35 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 3 replies · 244+ views
    Union Tribune ^ | 3/14/02 | JOHN P. McAlpin
    A deal that was supposed to offer cleaner air through tougher auto emissions tests has become a "mammoth boondoggle" that will cost New Jersey taxpayers millions of dollars more than earlier estimates, a new state report says. The report, released Wednesday, claims the process that awarded the contract to test car emissions benefited politicians, lobbyists, bureaucrats and the corporation that was the sole bidder for the work. "The investigation revealed an ill-conceived state process undermined by mismanagement from within and tainted by manipulation from without," the State Commission of Investigation report said. The computerized vehicle emissions test system will have...
  • Turkey prepares to push hard for reconstruction contracts

    04/17/2003 8:04:58 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 9 replies · 256+ views
    Financial Times ^ | April 17 2003 5:00 | By Leyla Boulton in Ankara
    Turkey, which says it lost $30bn (£19bn) in trade with Iraq after the 1991 Gulf war, is preparing to compete for a substantial share in the business of rebuilding Iraq. The foreign ministry said yesterday it had appointed Ahmet Okcu, a senior diplomat, to co-ordinate government and private sector lobbying efforts. Nihat Ozdemir, head of the Turkish Contractors' Union, said he would be pleased if Turkey could secure 20 per cent of the reconstruction contracts, which could be worth as much as $100bn. Tusiad, the Turkish business association, is sending a mission to Washington next month to "warm up bilateral...
  • AOL-TW Execs Accused of Insider Trading (Turner,Case,Parsons,Levin, Pittman named)

    04/14/2003 9:10:57 AM PDT · by Liz · 82 replies · 306+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mon April 14, 2003 | Derek Caney
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two institutional shareholders said on Monday they filed suit against AOL Time Warner Inc. AOL.N , accusing Chairman Steve Case and other top executives of insider trading while using "tricks, contrivances and bogus transactions" to inflate the company's share price. The University of California, which said it lost $450 million in its investment in the world's largest media company, and Amalgamated Bank's Longview Collective Investment Fund said in a statement they filed the suit in California state Superior Court in Los Angeles. In addition to AOL Time Warner and Case, the lawsuit also names as defendants...
  • NEW AOL CHIEF OFFERED 1,000,000,000,000 HOURS FREE

    01/18/2003 4:35:47 AM PST · by Leroy S. Mort · 9 replies · 217+ views
    Borowitz Report ^ | Jan 18, 2003 | Andy Borowitz
    Millions of AOL 8.0 Disks Dumped On Parsons' HouseRichard Parsons accepted the chairmanship of media giant AOL/Time Warner after the company offered him one trillion hours of free Internet access, Mr. Parsons revealed today. Mr. Parsons first received word of the offer on Tuesday, the day after former Chairman Steve Case called it quits, when he noticed "it was raining AOL 8.0 disks outside my house." Running outside, Mr. Parsons saw that an AOL company helicopter was dumping "literally millions" of free Internet access disks onto his property. "Once I collected the disks, I found that they added up to...
  • SHAME ON YOU AMERICAN-HATING LIBERALS [Great Read!]

    10/25/2002 1:50:19 PM PDT · by white trash redneck · 36 replies · 365+ views
    The Mirror (UK) ^ | 25 Oct 02 | Tony Parsons
    ONE year ago, the world witnessed a unique kind of broadcasting - the mass murder of thousands, live on television.As a lesson in the pitiless cruelty of the human race, September 11 was up there with Pol Pot's mountain of skulls in Cambodia, or the skeletal bodies stacked like garbage in the Nazi concentration camps.An unspeakable act so cruel, so calculated and so utterly merciless that surely the world could agree on one thing - nobody deserves this fate.Surely there could be consensus: the victims were truly innocent, the perpetrators truly evil.But to the world's eternal shame, 9/11 is increasingly...