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  • Obama Shoots Hoops with Reggie Love

    04/14/2013 3:13:18 PM PDT · by opentalk · 58 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 14, 2013 | Daniel Halper
    Just weeks after going 2 for 22 on the basketball court, President Barack Obama went to shoot hoops again -- but this time there were no camers allowed. He was joined by his former aide Reggie Love,who played basketball for Duke. Here are today´s pool report: Sunday morning hoops -POTUS,wearing baseball cap and casual clothes,trotted down north steps of WH to waiting motorcade at 9:24 am. Arrived at FBI for basketball 9:30 am.… Potus sighted trotting up steps of North Portico, accompanied by another tall man, but WH not revealing identity of hoops companions. .. As he reentered WH after...
  • Kid President and Obama announce White House Easter Egg Roll [Clown Plays Games While Economy Tanks]

    02/22/2013 6:22:30 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/21/13 | Maura Judkis
    This year’s White House Easter Egg Roll will be the cutest one EVER, obviously. Just watch.... Kid President, a.k.a. nine-year-old Robby Novak,announces that the ticket lottery for the April 1 White House Easter Egg roll is open,and closes on Monday, Feb. 25. Better get your name in there if you want to meet Kid President! Or real president. But the former upstages the latter in this mega-cute video...
  • White House (picnic) serves up a tasty thanks to lawmakers (PICS!)

    06/08/2010 7:37:28 PM PDT · by maggief · 112 replies · 297+ views
    AP ^ | June 8, 2010 | CHRISTINE SIMMONS
    WASHINGTON — Members of Congress lined up near a fire pit on the South Lawn on Tuesday to eat Northwest-style salmon while others chomped down on Midwest-style hot dogs. It was all part of the White House's annual congressional picnic, and this year the event featured foods from regions across the country for a "Tastes of the States" theme. President Barack Obama, standing next to first lady Michelle Obama, told lawmakers he wanted to thank them for their "incredible devotion to the country, regardless of party." As part of the event, every member of Congress is invited, along with their...
  • School Recess Gets Gentler, and the Adults Are Dismayed

    12/15/2007 10:38:08 PM PST · by fgoodwin · 32 replies · 217+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 14, 2007 | ALISON LEIGH COWAN
    Children at Oakdale School here in southeastern Connecticut returned this fall to learn that their traditional recess had gone the way of the peanut butter sandwich and the Gumby lunchbox. No longer could they let off youthful energy — pent up from hours of long division — by cavorting outside for 22 minutes of unstructured play, or perhaps a vigorous game of tag or dodgeball. Such games had been virtually banned by the principal, Mark S. Johnson, along with kickball, soccer and other “body-banging” activities, as he put it, where knees — and feelings — might get bruised. Instead, children...
  • Experts fear today's empty playgrounds

    07/09/2007 12:08:15 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 6 replies · 430+ views
    Stockton Record ^ | July 09, 2007 | Jennifer Torres
    Experts fear today's empty playgrounds http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070709/A_NEWS/707090322 http://tinyurl.com/3d4fpu By Jennifer Torres July 09, 2007 Record Staff Writer Heat on Friday nudged outdoor playtime earlier and cut it shorter than scheduled for nearly 70 children at Stockton's Seifert Community Center day camp. Once it got going, though, campers cheered on teammates during a running, jumping, twirling relay race, while other groups played basketball or made up their own games on playground equipment. Some outdoor play - any outdoor play - is important, recreation leader Michaiah Martin said. "Keeping them inside compresses a lot of the negative energies." According to environmentalists, child-development specialists...
  • How children lost the right to roam in four generations

    06/22/2007 11:43:38 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 28 replies · 663+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 15th June 2007 | DAVID DERBYSHIRE
    How children lost the right to roam in four generations http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=462091 http://tinyurl.com/yt6geg By DAVID DERBYSHIRE Last updated at 01:03am on 15th June 2007 When George Thomas was eight he walked everywhere. It was 1926 and his parents were unable to afford the fare for a tram, let alone the cost of a bike and he regularly walked six miles to his favourite fishing haunt without adult supervision. Fast forward to 2007 and Mr Thomas's eight-year-old great-grandson Edward enjoys none of that freedom. He is driven the few minutes to school, is taken by car to a safe place to ride...
  • Getting Lost in the Great Indoors

    06/20/2007 3:00:42 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 189+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, June 19, 2007 | Donna St. George
    Linda Pelzman appreciates the beauty of the outdoor world, sometimes pulling her children into the yard to gaze at a full moon or peer into a dense fog. An educator and founder of a summer camp, she only wishes her enthusiasm was fully shared. "Kids don't think about going outside like they used to, and unless there is some scheduled activity, I don't think they know what to do outdoors anymore," Pelzman said. "I'm not saying that a child who grows up without nature is going to have terrible problems," Louv said, "but if you look at the studies that...
  • The Final Word: Maybe it's time to let boys be boys — outside

    06/20/2007 2:11:37 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 1 replies · 231+ views
    USA Today | May 1, 2007 | Craig Wilson
    The Final Word: Maybe it's time to let boys be boys — outside http://www.usatoday.com/life/columnist/finalword/2007-05-01-final-word_N.htm http://tinyurl.com/ythtr3 By Craig Wilson, USA TODAY May 1, 2007 E-mail Craig Wilson at cwilson@usatoday.com
  • Putting the Skinned Knees Back Into Playtime

    05/19/2007 8:37:25 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 5 replies · 382+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 20, 2007 | ALEX WILLIAMS
    JOSEPH GALLO, 10, of Santa Cruz, Calif., is well armed in the battle against childhood boredom, with a bedroom arsenal that includes a computer hooked to the Internet, a DVD player, two Game Boys, as well as an Xbox and GameCube. But in recent weeks, the hum of that war room of machinery has quieted because Joseph has acquired a new playtime obsession that would have seemed quaint even in his parents’ day: marbles. But lately, a number of educators like Mr. Cohill, as well as parents and child-development specialists are trying to spur a revival of traditional outdoor pastimes,...
  • FREEREPUBLIC IS RUN BY SECERT FANATIC MUSLIMS ZOT!

    08/16/2006 10:54:15 PM PDT · by iknowthetruh · 237 replies · 4,612+ views
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    FREEREPUBLIC IS RUN BY SECRET MUSLIMS, THEY INTEND TO RUN THE CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT INTO THE GROUND, JIMROB IS A CERTIFIED SECRET MUSLIM FANATIC, HE SHILLS FOR BUSH (IN THE POCKET OF SAUDIS) I AHTE FREE REPUBLIC, GO TO HELL!
  • Childhood pastimes are increasingly moving indoors

    07/03/2006 12:06:46 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 10 replies · 369+ views
    USA Today | 7/12/2005 | Dennis Cauchon
    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2005-07-11-pastimes-childhood_x.htm
  • Ex-Presidents, Johnson Widow Call for JFK Film Probe

    02/02/2004 6:20:27 PM PST · by John W · 282 replies · 7,539+ views
    AP via TBO ^ | February 2,2004 | Lynn Elber
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two former presidents and the widow of Lyndon B. Johnson are calling on the History Channel to investigate a documentary it aired alleging President Johnson was involved in the Kennedy assassination. Lady Bird Johnson said the film "falsely and irresponsibly" accuses her husband of conspiring to kill President Kennedy. No accusation made against Johnson "has hurt as painfully," the 91-year-old former first lady said in a Jan. 29 letter. Her husband died in 1973. Copies of her letter were sent to the chief executives of three companies that own A&E Networks, which includes the History Channel....
  • 3rd Circuit: N.J. school can punish boy for playtime threat(zero tolerance MEGA barf alert)

    06/23/2003 12:37:05 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 57 replies · 317+ views
    freedom forum ^ | 6.23.03 | associated press
    SAYREVILLE, N.J. — The Sayreville school district did not violate the rights of a kindergartner it suspended three years ago for threatening to shoot his friends as they played a game during recess, a federal appeals court ruled. The June 19 ruling by a three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a federal judge’s decision last year that dismissed a lawsuit filed by the boy’s parents. Scot and Cassandra Garrick sued the Middlesex County school district after their son and three other students were suspended following the March 15, 2000, incident in which their child told...