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  • After 100 years of service, Capuchins leave West Side (West Virginia)

    06/15/2015 12:04:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies ^ | David Gutman, Staff writer
    For more than 100 years, an order of Capuchin Franciscan priests has prayed and preached in the Kanawha Valley, celebrating baptisms and marriages, comforting the bereaved, ministering to the needs of generation after generation of Catholics, always based in a small church on the West Side of Charleston. As of today, the Capuchin presence on the West Side, in Charleston, in the Kanawha Valley and in the state of West Virginia, is no more. The order’s provincial minister, based in Pittsburgh, made the decision to reassign the two remaining Capuchin priests in the state after concluding the community here could...
  • Capuchin friars to leave W.Va. after more than a century

    06/12/2015 6:45:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies ^ | June 11, 2015 | Charlotte Ferrell Smith,
    After more than a century of ministry and service to West Virginia, the Capuchin friars are leaving the Mountain State this month. Vows as Capuchin friars require they live together in community as brothers, sharing a prayer life and meals. A minimum of three brothers is necessary to fulfill this supportive environment. The area has two Capuchin friars serving five Catholic parishes in Kanawha and Putnam counties. The Rev. James Kurtz serves St. Anthony on Charleston’s West Side and Our Lady of the Hills in Elkview. The Rev. Joseph Tuscan serves Holy Trinity in Nitro, Christ the King in Dunbar...
  • Robert Putnam Makes Another Slanderous Comment—UPDATE: Putnam Apologizes

    05/19/2015 9:34:29 AM PDT · by Excellence · 2 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 18, 2015 | Mark Hemingway
    Well, on Monday, via BuzzFeed, Robert Putnam said this: I’m a progressive and I think the evidence is that first of all, there has been a collapse in the working family class family, black and white, and that’s bad for kids ... But there is a presidential candidate, who yesterday quoted me as saying therefore—he’s quoted me as saying all black men are sexual predators. I’m not going to say who it is but what I’m trying to say is, he’s a conservative...
  • Students from Winfield, WV are upset that religion based tradition has been called off

    05/29/2014 5:45:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    WOWK-TV ^ | Nicky Walters,
    WINFIELD, WV - Students at Winfield High School in Winfield, WV have started a petition asking the Putnam County Board of Education to reconsider their decision to remove a popular graduation day tradition. Coach Leon McCoy is well known in Winfield, WV. He has made it a tradition to speak at Winfield High School's graduation. But after complaints from some parents about the religious theme in his presentation the speech has been called off. Students are fighting back. "I think it is very disappointing and unfortunate that Coach McCoy can't speak," said senior Hannah Clark. She said when she was...
  • World War II hero Arthur Jibilian receives the "Rufus Putnam Award"

    12/12/2009 2:34:39 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 11 replies · 567+ views ^ | December 12, 2009 | BEACON
    The following story about Arthur "Jibby" Jibilian, OSS Radioman of the Halyard Mission Rescue Operation, was published in the November/December 2009 issue of BEACON, "A Joint Publication of the Grand Lodge of Ohio and the Ohio Masonic Home." Congratulations on winning the "Rufus Putnam Award" Arthur - yet another in a long list of well deserved recognitions of your contributions! A. Rebic ***** "Arthur Jibilian was presented the Rufus Putnam Distinguished Service Award at the Grand Lodge Annual Communication in October [2009]. The award is the highest honor presented annually by the Grand Lodge of Ohio. Brother Jibilian, a member...
  • Putnam Fund closes after investors pull cash[$12 Bil. Money Market Fund]

    09/19/2008 7:11:10 AM PDT · by BGHater · 12 replies · 174+ views
    AP ^ | 18 Sep 2008 | Mark Jewell
    Putnam money-market fund suddenly closes after institutional investors pull cash Putnam Investments on Thursday suddenly closed a $12 billion money-market fund and announced plans to return investors' money after institutional clients pulled out cash despite the fund's lack of exposure to troubled financial firms such as Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. The move, believed to be unprecedented in the nearly $3.4 trillion money-market fund industry, came a day after asset managers sought to reassure investors in the wake of a massive pullout from large retail fund Reserve Primary Fund. The run on that fund caused its assets to plunge in value...
  • George Putnam, longtime L.A. newsman, dies at 94, LA TIMES

    09/13/2008 3:56:26 PM PDT · by VU4G10 · 29 replies · 323+ views ^ | 091308 |
    George Putnam, the pioneer television news anchorman and conservative commentator whose distinctive stentorian voice was a mainstay of Southern California broadcasting for decades, has died. He was 94. Putnam, who had been suffering from a kidney ailment since December, died early Friday morning at Chino Valley Medical Center, said Chuck Wilder, Putnam's cohost, producer and announcer. Beginning at KTTV Channel 11 in the early 1950s..
  • George Putnam R.I.P. per KABC Radio

    09/12/2008 7:44:42 AM PDT · by Cousin Eddie · 76 replies · 682+ views
    KABC Radio - Doug McIntyre Show
    Doug McIntyre just reported that George Putnam passed away at 94. He was one of the pioneers of talk radio. I'm sure Doug From Upland (DFU) can give a lot more of the particulars, but here's some: A lifelong Democrat, but the the Ronald Reagan variety -- the party left him. Loved Ronnie, couldn't stand the Democratic party of the last few decades. At one point he was the highest paid anchor in the country. He told a funny story about Cronkite wanting to talk with about how he negotiated such an attractive package. Started doing a "talk-back" segment with...

    07/14/2008 1:03:53 PM PDT · by VU4G10 · 7 replies · 177+ views
    Drudge ^ | 071408
  • Fewer Americans are donating their free time

    01/24/2008 2:22:32 PM PST · by fgoodwin · 7 replies · 434+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | Wed, Jan. 23, 2008 | DIANE STAFFORD
    Americans worked a median of 52 hours last year without pay. They’re called volunteers. Many organizations can’t survive without unpaid labor, and many people are glad to provide it. Sadly, though, data released Wednesday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that both the number of volunteers and the volunteer rate — the percentage of the population that volunteers — declined in 2007 from 2006. Volunteering also had fallen in 2006 from 2005. About 60.8 million Americans, age 16 and up, volunteered in 2007, compared with a high of 65.3 million in 2005. The proportion of that population that...
  • The left can no longer afford to bury the migration debate

    11/01/2007 8:33:49 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 22 replies · 155+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday October 31, 2007 | Jenni Russell
    For years, the vast majority of politicians in the main parties have avoided having honest public conversation about the extent and consequences of immigration. The fear of appearing racist, or giving any ground to the arguments of the far right, has left most MPs and commentators in Pollyanna territory - extolling the economic and cultural benefits of immigration and glossing over problems. That has done the nation no favours, because the consequences of rapid social change have been scarcely studied, let alone addressed. And it has increased many people's distrust of the political universe, as the gulf between their own...
  • Dr. Putnam's bunker-buster

    08/11/2007 9:14:52 PM PDT · by Dan Evans · 12 replies · 778+ views
    WND ^ | August 10, 2007 | Pat Buchanan
    Comes now a blockbuster report by political scientist Robert Putnam, author of the runaway bestseller "Bowling Alone." Putnam provides supporting fire from Harvard Yard for those who say America needs a time-out from mass immigration, be it legal or illegal, like the immigration moratorium we had from 1924-1965. "E Pluribus Unum: Diversity and Community in the 21st Century" is the title of Putnam's five-year study, which makes hash out of the politically correct cliché, "Our diversity is our strength." After 30,000 interviews, Putnam concludes and reports, against his own progressive convictions, that ethnic and racial diversity can be devastating to...
  • The Misery Of Diversity

    07/02/2007 9:04:01 AM PDT · by BoneShaker · 39 replies · 1,261+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | June 29, 2007 | Ilana Mercer
    When an academic discovers what ordinary mortals have known for eons, it's called science. Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam has found that diversity is not a strength, but a weakness; the greater the diversity in a community, the greater the distrust. Professor Putnam's five-year study was reported last year by the Financial Times and is finally percolating down to others in the media and blogosphere. In diverse communities, Putnam observed, people "hunker down": They withdraw, have fewer "friends and confidants," distrust their neighbors regardless of the color of their skin, expect the worst from local leaders, volunteer and carpool less,...

    06/27/2007 6:56:14 AM PDT · by rattrap · 59 replies · 1,587+ views
    Nealz Nuze ^ | 6/27/07 | Neal Boortz
    Are you into the multicultural agenda? Is the drive to diversity a big deal with you? Perhaps not. Maybe you're one of those people who actually like to judge people based on their individual personality and integrity. A Harvard political scientist, Robert Putnam, did a little study that might interest you. His topic ... immigration and ethnic diversity. The results are shocking, not at all what he expected. In fact, the study results that this liberal, academia bed-wetter wanted to wait until after the immigration debate to publish it. Why? Because it is damaging to the pro-illegal immigration debate. Not...
  • Bowling With Our Own [effects of immigration]

    06/26/2007 10:37:33 AM PDT · by SirJohnBarleycorn · 16 replies · 1,218+ views
    City Journal ^ | June 25, 2007 | John Leo
    Robert Putnam’s sobering new diversity research scares its author. Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam, author of Bowling Alone, is very nervous about releasing his new research, and understandably so. His five-year study shows that immigration and ethnic diversity have a devastating short- and medium-term influence on the social capital, fabric of associations, trust, and neighborliness that create and sustain communities. He fears that his work on the surprisingly negative effects of diversity will become part of the immigration debate, even though he finds that in the long run, people do forge new communities and new ties. Putnam’s study reveals that...
  • Putnam coach resigns after insulting player (CT)

    04/14/2007 1:22:00 PM PDT · by Ellesu · 8 replies · 929+ views
    04/14/07 | MARC ALLARD rules:link only
  • The Abuse of Border Patrol Agents(George Putnam)

    02/23/2007 5:15:54 AM PST · by kellynla · 109 replies · 1,437+ views ^ | Feb. 23, 2007 | George Putnam
    It is this reporter's opinion that it is now time to tell the story of former Border Patrol agent Gary Brugman — how in the performance of his duty he was falsely charged and convicted of violating the civil rights of an illegal caught entering the U.S. at the Mexican border. The case of Brugman, along with the cases of Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean, Gilmer Hernandez, David Sipe, and others unjustly accused, serves as proof of the malicious prosecution brought by the U.S. attorney, Johnny Sutton, against our brave and dedicated law enforcement officers who dare to uphold...
  • Putnam Takes No. 3 Republican Position

    11/18/2006 10:03:57 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 6 replies · 537+ views
    The Ledger ^ | 11/17/06 | Corey Reiss
    WASHINGTON -- Rep. Adam Putnam of Bartow defeated three challengers Friday to become chairman of the House Republican Conference, the No. 3 position in the party leadership. Putnam, who decided to run for the job after the Democratic takeover shook up the Republican leadership ranks, won on the third ballot, 100-91. As chairman, Putnam will be responsible for shaping and spreading the Republican message. The job will boost his profile, and he says Florida's. "You don't do it just for the sake of opportunity," he said. "Everything is shifted. We're not writing policy anymore. We need to go out there...
  • DeLay looks to worthy successor(who is the next Hammer?)

    04/10/2006 7:43:58 AM PDT · by Gipper08 · 8 replies · 549+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4-10-06 | Ralph Z Hallow
    Departing Rep. Tom DeLay, Texas Republican, says any of three colleagues could some day assume his role as leader of conservatives in the House. Asked who might be the House's "next Tom DeLay," the former majority leader, once considered the most powerful Republican in Congress, named three Republicans: Rep. Adam H. Putnam of Florida, Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana and Rep. Patrick T. McHenry of North Carolina. When told of Mr. DeLay's remarks, Mr. Pence said simply, "I accept the compliment." Mr. McHenry said, "I'm blown away ... I'm so excited that Tom DeLay would say that about me." Overlooked...
  • SEC Accuses 6 Ex-Putnam Execs of Fraud

    01/03/2006 9:16:46 PM PST · by george76 · 189+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 3, 2006 | ap
    Federal regulators have accused six former executives of Putnam Fiduciary Trust Co., the transfer agent for a big mutual fund company, of defrauding several funds and a 401(k) plan client of some $4 million in 2001. The Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday announced the civil lawsuit against the six individuals, filed Friday in federal court in Boston, where mutual-fund company Putnam Investments is based. Because it was covered up, the scheme was not discovered until January 2004, according to the SEC. The SEC is seeking injunctions and unspecified civil fines against the six former executives: Karnig Durgarian Jr., a...