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  • Little League World Series photo gallery

    08/18/2014 9:30:33 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    Little League Baseball ^ | 8-18-14 | n/a
    This image below is from LLWS FB page - Sunday night Philly vs. Texas (32K attendance). The link takes you to the official LLWS page and a photo gallery.
  • Mo'Ne Davis pitches two-hit shutout, Philly's Taney beats South Nashville in opener [LLWS]

    08/15/2014 2:47:04 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 14 replies ^ | 8-15-14 | AJ Perez
    Mo'Ne Davis is making a habit of shutouts on national television. Davis struck out the side to cap a two-hit shutout as Philadelphia's Taney Youth Baseball Association beat South Nashville, 4-0, in the opening game for both teams at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., on Friday. Davis, who tossed a shutout as Taney secured the Mid-Atlantic title on Sunday, finished with eight strikeouts and no walks. Only two runners from South Nashville, the Southeast champs, reached base -- both on singles. "At first I was scared and nervous because there were so many people and this was...
  • Former Penn State player Pete Curkendall: Joe Paterno "gave us a year, and you can't repay that"

    08/10/2014 8:03:26 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 119 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | 8-10-14 | Frank Bodani
    The son of the former Penn State football player had only five weeks to live. Pete Curkendall and his wife, Renee, already were caring for an adopted girl with AIDS and cerebral palsy. Doctors then stunned them with news that their 2 1/2-year-old biological son, Joshua, had a cancerous brain tumor and almost certainly wouldn't survive. They had just moved to the Syracuse, N.Y., area and knew hardly anyone. At least they weren't lacking for hope and resolve. Caring for kids with special needs was a life-long plan for Renee Curkendall, as much now as it was then, 16 years...
  • Happy 75th Birthday, Little League

    08/08/2014 11:02:16 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 19 replies
    Parade Magazine ^ | 5-30-14 | Steve Rushin
    From the first pitch in 1939, Little League has given American kids a place to play — and dream. This week, award-winning sportswriter Steve Rushin pays tribute to the game that connects us all.As my 7-year-old plays softball on a diamond behind a firehouse in West Granby, Conn., she doesn’t know that Little League links her to children across the planet. She’s too busy trying, literally, to walk and chew gum at the same time.Nor does Maeve know that Little League, an organization that unites 2.4 million children around the world, celebrates its 75th anniversary on June 6. And it...
  • Noah Goes National, Five Year Old "Apparently Kid" Is Internet Sensation [follow up interview]

    08/06/2014 4:13:57 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 14 replies
    youtube ^ | 8-6-14 | wnep
    Apparently Kid getting his 15 minutes. Same link here
  • "Apparently" This Kid is Awesome, Steals the Show During Interview [youtube video from NE PA Fair]

    08/05/2014 12:44:25 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | 8-5-14 | wnep
    Another direct link here:youtube link
  • Ted Poe Adopts Matt Salmon as a Lone Star Stater

    07/29/2014 3:45:35 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    Roll Call ^ | Warren Rojas
    Rep. Ted Poe has conferred upon Rep. Matt Salmon one of the highest honors his office can help provide: Hes made his fellow Republican lawmaker an honorary Texan. The Texas Republican said Salmon, who serves alongside him on the Foreign Affairs Committee Were personal friends, Poe said shares several defining characteristics with native-born Texans: He values independence. Hes fairly outspoken. And he displays that certain ruggedness required of those who reside in border states.
  • Jay Paternos New Book Released Early at Barnes & Noble

    07/23/2014 10:39:40 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 30 replies
    onward state ^ | 7-21-14 | Tim Gilbert, Kevin Horne & Jessica Tully
    Penn State fans living in State College should run not walk to the Barnes & Noble on Benner Pike if they want to grab a copy of Jay Paternos new book before it potentially gets pulled from the shelves. The memoir Paterno Legacy: Enduring Lessons from the Life and Death of My Father isnt due out until Sept. 1, but Barnes & Noble had stacks of the book for sale in its Local Interest section at closing time on Tuesday. No one from Barnes & Noble could be immediately reached for comment, so its not known if this...
  • Fluoride, Teeth, and the Atomic Bomb

    06/27/2014 2:49:21 PM PDT · by Renfield · 39 replies
    Fluoride Action Network ^ | 9/1997 | Chris Bryson & Joel Griffiths
    Fluoride, Teeth, and the Atomic Bomb by Chris Bryson & Joel GriffithsSome fifty years after the United States began adding fluoride to public water supplies to reduce cavities in children’s teeth, declassified government documents are shedding new light on the roots of that still-controversial public health measure, revealing a surprising connection between fluoride and the dawning of the nuclear age.Today, two thirds of U.S. public drinking water is fluoridated. Many municipalities still resist the practice, disbelieving the government’s assurances of safety.Since the days of World War II, when this nation prevailed by building the world’s first atomic bomb, U.S. public...
  • Former Pa. Gov. Dick Thornburgh hospitalized after mild stroke

    06/22/2014 7:48:12 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 3 replies
    pennlive ^ | 6-22-14 | n/a
    PITTSBURGH Former U.S. Attorney General and former Pennsylvania Gov. Dick Thornburgh has been hospitalized in Pittsburgh after suffering a mild stroke. His wife, Ginny Thornburgh, told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review the stroke happened Saturday at their weekend home in Ligonier. She said a doctor told her that 81-year-old Dick Thornburgh "will do well from a recovery point of view." She says he's resting comfortably at UPMC Presbyterian hospital. As governor in 1979, Thornburgh led the state during the Three Mile Island nuclear crisis. The Republican later served as U.S. attorney general under both presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush....
  • Homeland Security issues statement about raids of Asian restaurants in State College [PA]

    06/17/2014 6:00:33 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 8 replies
    centre daily times ^ | 6-17-14 | Lori Falce
    STATE COLLEGE A spokeswoman with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued a statement this morning about the raid that took place Thursday at several State College restaurants. Last week, spokeswoman Nicole Navas wrote in an email to the Centre Daily Times, ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents conducted an enforcement action at numerous locations in the State College, Pa. area. During the execution of federal search warrants, HSI special agents encountered and detained 10 individuals from China, Guatemala, Thailand, Mexico and Indonesia, who were identified as being unlawfully in the United States and/or illegally re-entering the country after...
  • Congress Races to Ralph Halls (Financial) Aid

    05/27/2014 9:16:52 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    Roll Call ^ | May 17, 2014 | Abby Livingston
    Rarely are Reps. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota and John A. Boehner of Ohio publicly on the same side of a GOP primary campaign. But a band of geographically and ideologically diverse Republicans are rallying behind Texas Rep. Ralph M. Hall, who is in danger of becoming the first incumbent defeated in 2014 later this month. Halls political trouble initially caught many off-guard. Texas House members offered plenty of moral support in the days and weeks after Hall failed to secure the nomination in the March 4 primary. But, according to Halls recent fundraising reports, including his pre-runoff report filed May...
  • Glenn Beck Reads "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe

    10/31/2013 7:15:01 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 34 replies
    The Blaze Radio Show ^ | Oct 31 2013 | Glenn Beck
    Listen Live to Glenn Beck while he reads "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe.
  • What happens after the game. [youtube video]

    10/13/2013 11:22:53 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 25 replies ^ | 10-12-13 | youtube
    With the crowd noise having to be filtered during the broadcast (or else that's all we'd hear), this a great video that shows just how loud it actually is on the field at Beaver Stadium.
  • Police probe claims Gricar killed

    09/20/2013 5:01:34 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 11 replies
    Altoona Mirror ^ | 9-20-13 | Greg Bock
    Investigators, including the FBI, are looking into a claim that missing former Centre County District Attorney Ray Gricar was murdered by a former Hells Angel, according to Bellefonte police. "It's ongoing," Bellefonte police Detective Matthew Rickard said Thursday of the investigation into the claim. Centre County District Attorney Ray Gricar as seen on March 31, 2005. Rickard said more interviews needed to be conducted, and he hadn't been briefed by the FBI as to the current status of the probe. Rickard said he couldn't comment on the details of the investigation but said the FBI, as well as the state...
  • NCAA plea to kill lawsuit over Penn State sanctions denied by Commonwealth Court

    09/04/2013 9:04:41 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 3 replies
    Harrisburg Patriot ^ | 9-4-13 | Matt Miller
    In a ruling issued Wednesday morning, Commonwealth Court has shot down a bid by the NCAA to kill a lawsuit that aims to ensure that all proceeds of its $60 million fine against Penn State remain in Pennsylvania. The NCAA had asked the court to dismiss the suit state Sen. Jake Corman and state Treasurer Rob McCord lodged. It argued that the two had no standing to intervene in what the NCAA contended was a contractual relationship between Penn State and the NCAA. The fine, imposed over Penn State's handling of the Jerry Sandusky child-sex abuse scandal, was levied in...
  • Jerry Sandusky prosecutor: No evidence Joe Paterno participated in criminal cover-up at Penn State

    09/03/2013 9:21:06 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 39 replies
    Harrisburg Patriot ^ | 9-3-13 | Charles Thompson
    Another key figure in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case weighed in Tuesday with his take on whether former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno was an active participant in efforts to cover up Sandusky's sex crimes. In an interview recorded for CBS 60 Minutes Sports, former Chief Deputy Attorney General Frank Fina said flatly: "I did not find that evidence." That was after Fina stated that he did come to believe, as the state's probe of Sandusky progressed, that former Penn State president Graham Spanier and several of his top aides had tried to interfere with the...
  • Fencing Coach's [Penn State] Termination Incites Outrage, Speculation - Emmanuil Kaidanov

    08/27/2013 5:49:29 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 62 replies
    Onward State ^ | 8-27-13 | Bill DiFillipo
    The strangest story in Penn States athletic department in recent memory is becoming a little clearer but still unsettling as some news has finally come out as to why legendary fencing coach Emmanuil Kaidanov was unexpectedly fired last week. Several Penn State coaches "resigned" or left Penn State this offseason, but Kaidanov is no doubt the most surprising. Kaidanov was one of the greatest fencing coaches of all time, leading Penn State to a 795-77 record in 31 years. Kaidanov won 12 NCAA Championships at the helm of the Nittany Lions, and coached 28 NCAA Individual Champions and...
  • U.S. Rep.Ted Poe is Right on this (Lib rag defends former border hawk)

    08/25/2013 7:02:14 PM PDT · by magna carta · 16 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 25,2013 | editorial
    With comprehensive immigration reform stymied by a cadre of hard-core Republicans who spurn reform if it involves a path to citizenship for the undocumented among us, it's refreshing to find at least one Republican House member whose views aren't irrevocably congealed.
  • If the Truth is Out There, Ray Blehar Will Find It

    08/07/2013 7:44:06 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 4 replies ^ | 8-7-13 | Holly Swanson
    Even if you havent been paying attention to the court hearings, the Freeh Report, or public scapegoating, you know that over the 22 months of the Sandusky scandal, lines have been drawn in anger. There are many sides to the story and there is extensive finger-pointing, mostly based on how key statements can be interpreted in different ways. The same testimony can be twisted to support or refute any viewpoint. While many people cast their judgments based on quick soundbites and predetermined conclusions, there are a few voices who see through the misinterpretations, and, in some cases, the deliberate misleading...
  • 14-year-old charged in homicide [Williamsport, PA]

    07/23/2013 6:06:49 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 18 replies
    Williamsport Sun Gazette ^ | 7-23-13 | Savannah Dempsey
    The city's most recent homicide shocked many with it's apparent brutality. Now, police believe they have one of those responsible in custody - a 14-year-old boy has been charged with homicide. Police say the teen shot and killed Ansari Wilson, 21, in a residence on Scott Street Saturday evening. Tyrell Boyd, 14, of 4918 N. Ninth St. in Philadelphia, has been charged with criminal homicide, felony aggravated assault, carrying a firearm without a license and fleeing apprehension. Shots rang out on Scott Street at about 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, prompting frightened citizens to contact police. The first officers on the...
  • Grand Carousel Celebrated at Knoebels [PA]

    07/06/2013 1:49:22 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 12 replies
    Republican Herald ^ | 7-6-13 | Eric Scicchitano
    ELYSBURG - The Grand Carousel at Knoebels Amusement Resort was given a birthday bash Thursday for its 100th year. The anniversary arrived about the same time the Travel Channel named the park No. 2 in its Top 10 amusement parks across the country, topping such heavies as Walt Disney World, Six Flags and Hershey Park. The affordable prices, family friendly atmosphere and old-fashioned ambiance won it the distinction. Hundreds of park-goers stopped to watch a small parade make its way to the carousel, led by Buddy and Dick Knoebel and their sister, Leanna Knoebel Muscato, with mainstay mascot Kozmo and...
  • Did you see this? Joe Paterno July 4 cloud

    07/06/2013 5:49:40 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 60 replies
    Big Ten Network ^ | 7-6-13 | Brent Yarina
    Before the annual July 4 fireworks Thursday in Happy Valley, an eerily familiar looking cloud emerged. Like, a cloud that resembled the schools late football coach Joe Paterno. Seriously. Check out the picture sent to Paternos son, Jay, in this post.
  • Local man seeks truth in Flight 800 crash

    06/22/2013 3:34:21 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 104 replies
    Sun Gazette ^ | 5-21-13 | Mike Reuther
    New information earlier this week pointing to a cover-up in the crash of TWA Flight 800 doesn't come as a surprise to at least one local man whose daughter was killed in the 1996 tragedy. Donald Nibert, a retired Penn College forestry professor, said from the beginning all he has wanted is the truth from investigators. "I've always felt this was friendly fire from day one," he said. The crash off Long Island claimed the life of his daughter, Cheryl, along with 15 other Montoursville Area High School students and their five adult chaperones. A film to be released next...
  • Mourners Stunned as Dead Man Wakes (At Own Funeral)

    05/17/2013 11:28:02 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    New Zimbabwe ^ | 13/05/2013
    MOURNERS attending the funeral, last week, of a Gweru man were left stunned after he apparently returned from the dead as relatives and friends filed past his coffin, viewing his remains before he was taken to a local mortuary. Brighton Dama Zanthe, 34, said he had no recollection of what transpired at his Mkoba14 home in the Midlands city and only remembered waking up and finding himself on life support at Gweru Provincial Hospital. "This issue can be best told by people who came to my house to attend my funeral. I dont know what happened and I only remember...
  • Exclusive: Texas Rep. Poe: F&F a ruse to go after U.S. gun sales(gunwalker)

    12/14/2011 4:25:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 12 December, 2011 | Dave Workman
    Texas Congressman Ted Poe is convinced there is more to Operation Fast and Furious than just a monumental screw-up by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and he said so in an exclusive Monday afternoon interview with this column. To me this whole operation is just a ruse to go after gun sales in the United States; dont punish the people involved in the killings, punish the guns.U.S. Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) The fourth-term Congressman had just gotten off an airplane when he chatted briefly via telephone. He is still astonished that Attorney General Eric Holder, after several...

    09/25/2011 12:55:30 PM PDT · by TexasRainmaker · 3 replies
    This event is a fundraiser for a very worthwhile and VERY NEEDY non-profit Christian school in the Houston area who is facing closure. A sellout for this event would save the school... literally. Please help spread the word. School's website for the event. Join Baptist Minister, Former Arkansas Governor, 2008 Presidential Candidate and the host of the number one rated weekend hit HUCKABEE on the Fox News Channel, MIKE HUCKABEE, for a discussion on Lessons in Christian Leadership, including a Q&A session. Also, JONATHAN CHURCHILL-SANDYS, great grandson of Sir Winston Churchill who will be discussing the state of education in...
  • Man Wakes Up in South African Morgue After Being Mistaken for 'Dead'

    07/26/2011 10:12:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, July 26th 2011
    An unconscious South African man, presumed dead by relatives, had a rude awakening Sunday when he came to his senses in a morgue, officials said. His cries for help terrified employees at the mortuary in the Eastern Cape province of Libode. "Two workers heard screaming from the refrigerators," Sizwe Kupelo, a spokesperson for the Eastern Cape Health Department, told ABC News. "They thought it was a ghost and they ran for their lives." The man, who did not want his name released but is described as a grandfather in his 60s, had apparently suffered an asthma attack and fell unconscious....
  • After Bin Laden Death, Billions in U.S. Aid to Pakistan Questioned

    05/05/2011 4:45:46 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 25 replies · 1+ views
    ABC ^ | 5/5/2011 | HUMA KHAN and MATTHEW JAFFE
    In the wake of the U.S.-led operation that killed Osama bin Laden, billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars to Pakistan are in jeopardy as relations between the two countries turn sour. Pakistan is coming under fire for not being able to spot bin Laden, who, instead of hiding in the remote caves of the northwest tribal areas as originally thought, was in fact living in an affluent neighborhood in Abbottabad, right near the Pakistani military academy. U.S. administration officials say they didn't inform their Pakistani counterparts of the operation to hunt down and kill bin Laden until it was all but...
  • Bradley Manning's Life Behind Bars [Sniff, sniff]

    12/19/2010 8:25:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 17, 2010 | Denver Nicks
    Bradley Manning, who allegedly leaked hundreds of thousands of secret government documents to Julian Assanges WikiLeaks, turns 23 in jail Friday. The Daily Beasts Denver Nicks, in an exclusive interview with Mannings attorney, reports on his solitary confinement, what hes reading (from George W. Bush to Howard Zinn), and his legal strategy. The last time Bradley Manning saw the world outside of a jail, most Americans had never heard of WikiLeaks. On Friday, Manning, the man whose alleged unauthorized release of hundreds of thousands of classified documents put the website and its controversial leader, Julian Assange, on the map, turns...
  • The Raven read by John DeLancie ("Q" of Star Trek fame)

    10/29/2010 12:02:51 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 11 replies · 2+ views
    YouTube ^ | 19th century | Edgar Allan Poe
    Welcome to the first QMx Masters Series video presentation. Produced by actor/director John De Lancie, Master Series brings you the classics of science fiction, fantasy and horror, performed by some of the best-known names in genre entertainment. In keeping with QMx's tradition of supporting artisans and their craft, Masters Series distills performance down to its purest form: a single camera, a microphone, the actor and you. It's an intense, mesmerizing experience you won't want to miss. For our very first installment, we're proud to have John De Lancie performing Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven.
  • INVASION USA Investigator's decapitation is 'message to White House'

    10/14/2010 3:56:14 PM PDT · by FromLori · 22 replies · 1+ views
    WND ^ | 10/14/10 | Jerome R. Corsi
    The decapitation of the lead Mexican investigator in the alleged murder of a jet-skier on a border lake is a sharp retort to President Obama's administration, a Texas congressman said. "The Mexican drug cartels just sent a message to the White House that the United States no longer controls the border," Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, told WND. The severed head of investigator Rolando Armando Flores Villegas was delivered this week to an army garrison in Ciudad Miguel Aleman in the Tamaulipas state in Mexico. The city is across the river from Zapata County, Texas, the location of Falcon Lake, where...
  • Congressmen Introduces Bill to Force Obama to Deploy at Least 10k Nat'l. Guardsmen at Mex. Border

    10/04/2010 4:43:45 PM PDT · by Justaham · 44 replies ^ | 10-4-10 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Rep. Ted Poe (R.-Texas), who served for 30 years as a Texas prosecutor and judge before being elected to Congress, introduced legislation last week designed to force President Barack Obama to deploy a minimum of 10,000 National Guard troops at the U.S. Mexico border for the specific purpose of patrolling the border and intercepting aliens and smugglers attempting to cross illegally into the United States. The legislation would allow the president to deploy more than 10,000 National Guardsmen, but not fewer. The president could put more than that, but he must put 10,000, Poe told The uniqueness of this...
  • C-SPAN Ted Poe Questions Eric Holder Arizona Immigration Law

    05/14/2010 11:37:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies · 234+ views ^ | May 14, 2010 | annem040359
    More questioning of the USA AG Eric Holder. This time on the Arizona immigration law. Once again, politicos with an agenda on display. As I had said earlier, the Attorney General Eric Holder should simply call it quits if he cannot answer in full the questions without going into smoke and mirrors.
  • Violence On The Border Endangers Americans

    04/07/2010 6:28:53 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 23 replies · 706+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 7, 2010 | Editorial
    Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, hears a lot of disturbing reports from Texas law enforcement officials working along the U.S. border with Mexico. Poe returned from his most recent trip to the Lone Star State claiming to have seen photographs taken by local sheriffs of Mexican military helicopters in action over U.S. territory. One copter was photographed hovering over a building; the other over a recreational vehicle park, according to the Examiner's Barbara Hollingsworth. "We don't know what their intention was," Poe told Hollingsworth, adding: "The Mexican military has no business coming into the United States." As troubling as is the...
  • Rep. Ted Poe's Greatest Hits (R-Texas Is A Hero on the House Floor!)

    02/19/2010 11:19:05 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 3 replies · 375+ views
    You Tube! ^ | Various | Ted Poe
    White House Trespassers Box of DoughnutsNY Times Won't Report Climategate Digging A Deep Hole of DebtThe States Are Fighting Back!Ted has lots of good stuff on his YOUTUBE page.
  • Edgar Allen Poe traditional birthday grave site visit ended last night.

    01/19/2010 3:15:36 PM PST · by Freakdog · 44 replies · 1,266+ views
    The traditional visit by an unknown shadowy figure who has left 3 roses and a half bottle of cognac on Edgar Allen Poes grave,failed to show up last night.
  • Debate over Poe burial site rages

    01/19/2010 6:42:09 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 30 replies · 1,317+ views
    upi ^ | Jan. 17, 2010
    RICHMOND, Va.- A representative for the family of Edgar Allan Poe said the body of the late U.S. author should not be moved from Baltimore despite claims to the contrary. The Baltimore Sun said Sunday while some individuals have called for Poe's remains to be relocated to a U.S. city other than Baltimore, a man whose great-grandfather was the late author's cousin rejected such claims Saturday. "In the spirit of fairness, the family simply cannot agree to move the body just yet," Harry Lee Poe said in Richmond, Va. Baltimore, Boston and Richmond are among the cities laying claim to...
  • Fluoridation bill passes NJ Senate panel

    12/11/2009 6:55:13 AM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 67 replies · 2,009+ views
    Water Tech Online ^ | 12/9/09 | Water Tech Online
    TRENTON, NJ The New Jersey Senates health committee on December 7 passed a bill that would require fluoride to be added to public water supplies throughout the state, The Star-Ledger reported December 8. Environmental advocates, utility companies and some parents object to the bill (A3709/S2856), which would require public and private water utilities to start adding fluoride within a year of the laws enactment. Some lawmakers say the bill would be too costly to the consumer, yet the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee voted 6-0 with three abstentions to approve the bill. There are more than...
  • 160 years after his death, Edgar Allan Poe finally to get proper funeral

    10/06/2009 10:47:11 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 36 replies · 2,650+ views
    canadianpress ^ | 2 hours ago | Ben Nuckols
    BALTIMORE It's been a good 200th anniversary year for Edgar Allan Poe. The master of gothic horror has been celebrated at events in several cities to mark the bicentennial of his birth. And on Sunday in Baltimore, he'll get the funeral he never had. Fewer than 10 people attended Poe's funeral when he died in October 1849 at age 40. His cousin, Neilson Poe, never announced the great writer's death publicly. Because of intense interest, Baltimore will host two funerals. Each is expected to draw about 350 people to Westminster Hall, the former church adjacent to Poe's grave. Actors...
  • Even at 200, Poe endures in pop culture (Bicentennial today)

    01/19/2009 8:27:17 AM PST · by Borges · 8 replies · 796+ views
    Yahoo - AP ^ | 01/19/09 | BEN NUCKOLS
    "Lisa, that wasn't scary, even for a poem!" Bart Simpson complains after his sister reads Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" in a classic Halloween episode. "Well, it was written in 1845!" Lisa says. "Maybe people were easier to scare back then!" Jaded cartoon kids aside, Poe still does scare people even 200 years after his birth. His tales of gothic horror and grisly murder retain their grip on the imagination. His sad, short life and mysterious death feed his legend. Even the daguerreotypes of a pallid, death-haunted Poe burnish his image as a master of the macabre, a man...
  • Edgar Allan Poe at 200

    01/19/2009 11:34:53 AM PST · by PurpleMan · 14 replies · 947+ views
    NYTimes ^ | January 19, 2009 | WILLIAM S. NIEDERKORN
    Edgar Allan Poe reaches his second century mark today. The young United States was a strange place for literary genius to develop, and Poes career was relatively short (he died at 40, on Oct. 7, 1849), but through his works he inspired generations of writers throughout the world, and there has been no letup in the 21st century.
  • Edgar Allan Poe: life, death and everything strange and unknown in between

    01/19/2009 11:58:01 AM PST · by handsomefurs · 5 replies · 616+ views
    Edgar Allan Poe was plagued by addictions, and his life was cut too short. The mysteries of his life were as complex as those conveyed in his stories and poetry. Today is the 200th anniversary of his birthday.
  • The DNA of Detection (Poe7 & Mysteries)

    01/19/2009 11:43:32 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 797+ views
    As the bicentenary of Edgar Allan Poe is celebrated, fans should be thanking him for his invention of the modern detective genre, writes crime fiction author Andrew Taylor. Bestseller lists and library lending figures tell the same story - crime and detective stories are more popular than ever, and their success has spilled over into film and TV drama. It's remarkable how many of the genre's classic elements can be traced back to the feverishly fertile imagination of one man, Edgar Allan Poe. Once you start looking, the clues are everywhere. Born 200 years ago, on 19 January 1809, Poe...
  • Poe at 200 -- Eerie After All These Years

    01/15/2009 10:40:50 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 47 replies · 1,379+ views
    BY JOHN J. MILLER On a snowy night toward the end of his life, Edgar Allan Poe delivered a lecture on the origins of the universe. It was an unusual topic -- Poe was always more interested in death than birth -- and the reviews were mixed. Frustrated by the response, Poe announced that 2,000 years would pass before his work was properly admired. His remarks were soon published as "Eureka: A Prose Poem." The book sold a few hundred copies and then slipped into obscurity, forgotten except for the fact that its author went on to become a giant...
  • Murder case compared to Edgar Allan Poe chiller

    02/26/2008 6:55:59 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies · 185+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | February 26, 2008 | HANNAH SAMPSON
    In his short story The Black Cat, the Gothic writer Edgar Allan Poe writes about a killer who conceals his victim behind a wall and is found out when the cat he accidentally hid with the body starts howling. Assistant State Attorney Brian Cavanagh referenced the gruesome tale as he laid out the evidence against Charles Gregory Moninger, accused of killing his housemate four years ago and stuffing her corpse in a closet.
  • Med Journal: Fluoridation Never Proven Safe or Effective & Possibly Unethical

    10/11/2007 4:25:03 AM PDT · by nyscof · 12 replies · 282+ views
    NYSCOF ^ | October 11, 2007 | NYSCOF
    New York October 11 2007 - Researchers reporting in the Oct 6 British Medical Journal (BMJ) indicate that fluoridation, touted as a safe cavity preventive, never was proven safe or effective and may be unethical. (1) Cavity rates declined equally in fluoridated and non-fluoridated European countries over three decades. This trend has occurred regardless of the concentration of fluoride in water or the use of fluoridated salt, write Sir Iain Chalmers, editor of the James Lind Library, which was set up to help people understand the evidence base of medicine, KK Cheng, professor of epidemiology at Birmingham University, and...
  • Ted Poe talks about the border

    09/17/2007 3:18:45 PM PDT · by AuntB · 21 replies · 249+ views
    Lone Star Times ^ | Sept. 17, 2007 | Cong. Ted Poe
    As mentioned by Edd Hendee during KSEVs Morning Show, heres the speech from the House floor by Congressman Ted Poe regarding the situation on the Texas/Mexico border as he sees it. Mr. Speaker, last week I got to go down to the west Texas town of El Paso, that town that Marty Robbins sang that famous ballad about. It was one of my several trips to the Texas/Mexico border since Ive been in Congress, now almost a dozen times down along the Rio Grande River. The Texas border with Mexico, the river border, is 1,248 miles long. That doesnt mean...
  • Message from Ron Paul

    09/07/2007 10:40:07 AM PDT · by NapkinUser · 564 replies · 5,035+ views
    Ron Paul 2008 ^ | September 07, 2007 | Ron Paul
    <p>Has this been a hectic and encouraging time! First we got almost 17% in the Texas straw poll, an event set-up to represent the establishment, with very restrictive voting rules. That 17% of the Republican hierarchy would support our views, after a full day of pro-war propaganda, is good news. Then we won the more open Maryland Republican straw poll with 28%. In both cases, as usual, hard-working, well-organized volunteers made all the difference.</p>
  • This Texas Columnist Gets it Right!

    08/17/2007 3:53:16 PM PDT · by AuntB · 10 replies · 648+ views
    Cong. Ted Poe/Mexia Daily News ^ | Aug. 17, 2007 | Gina Parker Ford
    Never fail to protest Injustice Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel stated, There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. In the case of the imprisoned former border agents Ignacio Ramos and Alonso Compean, now is our time to protest. Despite an outcry from Republicans and Democrats, the White House continues to remain mute on pardoning these agents after they were sentenced to 11 and 12 year federal prison terms. As Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) pointedly remarked, The Ramos and Compean conviction has been the greatest misjustice...