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  • Residents of Colorado town baffled after entire police force suddenly quits

    04/25/2016 8:43:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    WaPo ^ | 4/24/16 | Peter Holley
    If you find yourself in an emergency situation in Green Mountain Falls, Colo., don’t bother calling police. In this scenic western hamlet, they no longer exist. All four members of the 700-person town’s police force — Tim Bradley, the police chief, and three volunteer reserve officers — resigned April 14 because of an alleged policy dispute with the municipality’s newly elected mayor, according to Fox affiliate KXRM-TV. Residents told the station that they weren’t exactly sure why the resignations occurred. “Our marshal and three deputies quit, and that’s about all they said,” Ann Pinell said. “We’ve had our hometown marshal...
  • UK Muslim Cabinet member quits over Gaza policies (Cameron's Conservative Paki Poster Girl gone)

    08/05/2014 10:27:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/5/14 | Danica Kirka - ap
    LONDON (AP) — The U.K.'s first female Muslim Cabinet member resigned Tuesday in protest of the British government's policies on Gaza, describing the approach as "morally indefensible" and detrimental to the national interest. Sayeeda Warsi, a Foreign Office minister of Pakistani descent, announced her departure on her Twitter feed. The move apparently took Downing Street off guard, and loaded more pressure on Prime Minister David Cameron, who is under fire by the opposition and members of his own party for his staunch support of Israel.
  • HHS Director Quits Job, Writes Letter That Exposes HHS As An Inefficient Mess

    03/15/2014 7:49:27 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 27 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 3/15/2014 | Stella
    David Wright, director of the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) in the Department Of Health And Human Services, just quit his job in a big way. Wright wrote an insanely blunt resignation letter that was recently published by ScienceInsider. In it, he exposed the dysfunctional bureaucratic red tape that limited him from doing his job more than half of the time.
  • Somali pirate 'Big Mouth' quits (ahFReakin' piracy no longer as profitable or safe a career)

    01/10/2013 1:57:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/10/13 | BBC
    A man named by the UN as a pirate kingpin has said he is renouncing crime, a community leader in Somalia has confirmed to the BBC. Mohamed Abdi Hassan, nicknamed "Afweyneh" meaning Big Mouth in Somali, told reporters after eight years in the business, he had agreed to stop. He made the announcement in Adado, a town in central Somalia where pirate hostages have often been held. Successful pirate attacks off the Somali coast fell sharply last year. Analysts say this is because of the increased use of private security guards on ships and better co-ordination between naval patrols in...
  • Dick Armey quits FreedomWorks

    12/03/2012 7:45:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    wapo ^ | 12/3/12 | Rachel Weiner
    Former congressman Dick Armey has quit FreedomWorks, the conservative group he helped bring to national tea party prominence. Armey confirms that he wrote a letter to FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe on Nov. 30, resigning from the group, as first reported by Mother Jones. He told the Post that he does not know who leaked his resignation letter. “We accepted his letter of resignation and we wish him well,” FreedomWorks press secretary Jackie Bodnar said. “As I resign from all board positions and duties, please see below a list of dispositions on outstanding issues: I expect to be fully compensated through...
  • Gingrich Calls Romney to Bury Hatchet

    04/26/2012 7:31:29 AM PDT · by dps.inspect · 62 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 05:41 PM | By Marti Lotman
    Newt Gingrich had a friendly conversation Wednesday with presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney after news broke that he was shutting down his floundering campaign,...“It’s clear Romney is the nominee and the focus should be on defeating Obama..."
  • Sen. Sherrod Brown’s (D-OH) wife quits newspaper job after covering Josh Mandel campaign event

    09/20/2011 8:00:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Red State ^ | 9/20/11 | Paula
    Today the Cleveland Plain Dealer announced the resignation of Connie Schultz, wife of Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH). Schultz had come under fire recently for attending a Tea Party rally near Cleveland at which her husband’s likely opponent in 2012, Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel, was a featured speaker. Schultz was spotted videotaping Mandel’s speech, but she conspicuously neglected to mention in her article that Mandel was even at the rally. (Read the details in my previous diary). Once news about Schultz’s covert-op became known, the Pulitzer prize winning journalist and 18-year veteran of the Plain Dealer issued a breathless apology, claiming...
  • NY clerk quits over gay marriage

    07/13/2011 7:58:46 AM PDT · by izzatzo · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/12/2011 | R.J. Epstein
    A rural New York town clerk has resigned her post rather than grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
  • Indonesia anti-porn MP quits for watching porn (Islamic Prosperous Justice Party)

    04/11/2011 2:41:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 1+ views
    BBC News ^ | 4/11/11 | BBC News
    A member of parliament from an Islamic party which promoted anti-pornography legislation has resigned after being caught watching porn in parliament. Mr Arifinto of the Islamic Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) was photographed looking at the images on Friday. He said he had inadvertently opened an email link which led him to the images. Pornography has become one of the testing grounds of conservative Islam's influence over politics in Indonesia. "For the recent developing media coverage, I apologise to all members of the party and parliament," Mr Arifinto - who goes by one name - told a news conference. "I will...
  • SAS commander quits Army amid claims defence cuts have hit morale

    11/27/2010 9:58:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Telegraph [UK] ^ | 11/27/10 | Sean Rayment
    Friends of the colonel, who cannot be named for security reasons, said he had grown increasingly despondent with service life following the cuts imposed on the military by the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR). It is understood that two highly respected Brigadiers, one of whom also served with the Special Forces, are considering their positions. Senior officers have warned that many more high calibre officers are expected to resign in the coming months especially if the Continuity of Education Allowance--which pays for a proportion of boarding school fees for service families--is cut.
  • Democrat quits NH House over anti-Palin remark

    08/12/2010 5:04:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/12/10 | NORMA LOVE
    A New Hampshire Democrat has quit the state legislature after cracking a joke on Facebook about Sarah Palin’s death. Rep. Timothy Horrigan of Durham posted a comment Wednesday that a “dead Palin wd be even more dangerous than a live one” and she “is all about her myth & if she was dead she cdn’t commit any more gaffes.” Horrigan apologized Thursday and resigned. He is also discontinuing his re-election campaign.
  • Obama's Top Economist Quits, One Night Before Having To Spin One More Lousy Jobs Report

    08/06/2010 10:09:55 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 31 replies ^ | August 5. 2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    Obama's top economic advisor, professor Christina Romer, is quitting. Apparently the decision is her own, and the split is cordial, although not surprisingly she didn't get as much access to the President as she'd hoped. Of course anyone who thought that any President would be more likely to listen to an academic, rather than a political handler (like Rahm) was always doomed to be mistaken.
  • Eric Holder Vs. Black Panthers

    05/19/2010 5:21:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 65 replies · 1,291+ views ^ | May 19, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Civil Rights: The Justice Department explains that it dropped a Black Panther voter-intimidation case because of lack of evidence. Pay no attention to the thugs outside the polling place. Yet another reason Eric Holder must go. On Election Day 2008, New Black Panther Party members King Samir Shabazz, Malik Zulu Sha-bazz and Jerry Jackson were charged in a civil complaint with civil violations by "allegedly" violating the Voting Rights Act through intimidation, threats and coercion as they stood outside a Philadelphia polling place. It was what Bartle Bull, a former civil rights lawyer and publisher of the left-wing Village Voice,...
  • DOJ Attorney Quits Over Black Panther Stonewall

    05/19/2010 11:05:50 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 65 replies · 4,787+ views
    National Review ^ | 05/19/10 11:00 AM
    A trial attorney with the Department of Justice’s Voting Rights Section has resigned, citing concerns about the government’s refusal to prosecute a case involving voter intimidation by the New Black Panther Party. A letter of resignation from a former Justice Department employee makes clear DOJ has refused to allow attorneys in the Voting Rights Section to testify before the congressionally-chartered bipartisan U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, despite subpoenas that could result in their being held in contempt.
  • Retiring senators: Why are so many calling it quits?

    02/23/2010 2:39:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 970+ views
    CSM on Yahoo ^ | 2/23/10 | Gail Russell Chaddock
    Washington – "I do not love Congress." Call it the shot heard round the Capitol. With a $13 million war chest and a lead in the polls, Sen. Evan Bayh (D) of Indiana appeared on track to reelection – until he decided that he'd had enough of what the Senate had become. "I am not motivated by strident partisanship or ideology," he said at a Feb. 15 press conference. ... To date, 12 senators have announced retirements - the second-highest number of Senate retirees in 75 years. The high-water mark was 13 departures in 1996. As in years past, some...
  • N.Y. Times Reporter Accused of Plagiarism Quits

    02/17/2010 12:43:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies · 672+ views
    fox news ^ | 2/17/10 | ap
    NEW YORK — The New York Times is looking into the work of one its reporters following accusations that he plagiarized from The Wall Street Journal and other sources. The newspaper published an editor's note online Sunday and in papers Monday that said reporter Zachery Kouwe "appears to have improperly appropriated wording and passages published by other news organizations." The Times said Journal editors pointed out similarities between a Journal story from Feb. 5 and Times pieces later that day and on Feb. 6. The Times said that a search found similar examples taken from media outlets such as Reuters...
  • Health Reform in Limbo, Top Drug Lobbyist Quits

    02/11/2010 7:03:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies · 697+ views
    Billy Tauzin, the former Louisiana congressman, is resigning as president of the drug industry trade group Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America amid internal disputes over its pact with the White House to trade political support for favorable terms in the proposed health care overhaul. As the industry’s top lobbyist, Mr. Tauzin brokered the deal with the White House and Max Baucus, chairman of the Senate finance committee, last summer to limit the drug industry’s total costs under the proposed health care overhaul to $80 billion over 10 years.
  • Planned Parenthood Director Quits After Watching Abortion on Ultrasound

    11/02/2009 7:26:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 49 replies · 1,962+ views
    FOX ^ | 11/2/09 | Joseph Abrams
    The former director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in southeast Texas says she had a "change of heart" after watching an abortion last month — and she quit her job and joined a pro-life group in praying outside the facility. Abby Johnson, 29, used to escort women from their cars to the clinic in the eight years she volunteered and worked for Planned Parenthood in Bryan, Texas. But she says she knew it was time to leave after she watched a fetus "crumple" as it was vacuumed out of a patient's uterus in September.
  • CA: Top SEIU official in California quits three posts

    03/11/2009 9:25:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 469+ views
    LA Times ^ | 3/11/09 | Paul Pringle
    The Service Employees International Union's highest-ranking California officer has resigned that position and two other leadership posts in the wake of an internal investigation of payments to her ex-boyfriend, it was announced today. The SEIU said its inquiry found no wrongdoing by Annelle Grajeda, who was one of six executive vice presidents of the national union as well as the head of its California council and the local that represents Los Angeles County workers. The union said Grajeda, who could not be reached for comment, had decided to become an assistant to the SEIU's secretary-treasurer in Washington, D.C. Grajeda had...
  • Japan finance chief quits over alleged drunkenness (slurred speech/nodded off at G-7 summit in Rome)

    02/17/2009 10:50:28 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 560+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/17/09 | Tomoko A. Hosaka - ap
    TOKYO – Japan's finance minister resigned in disgrace Tuesday after slurring his speech and nodding off during the G-7 summit in Rome last weekend in yet another political distraction as the world's No. 2 economy battles an ever-deepening recession. Finance Minister Shoichi Nakagawa denied he was drunk on the job and blamed his bizarre behavior at a press conference in Italy on cold medicine and jet lag, but friends and foes alike weren't buying his excuse.
  • Robert Rubin quits Citigroup amid criticism

    01/09/2009 1:45:17 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 655+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/9/09 | Jonathan Stempel and Dan Wilchins
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Robert Rubin, the former Treasury Secretary, resigned from Citigroup Inc on Friday, following months of criticism of his performance at the giant U.S. bank. Rubin, 70, is stepping down immediately as senior counselor at New York-based Citigroup. He will remain a director until the bank's annual meeting later this year. Rubin joined Citigroup in 1999. In a letter to Chief Executive Vikram Pandit, Rubin praised management for making the "tough decisions" to restore Citigroup to health, following $20.3 billion of losses in the year ended Sept 30. But he admitted to not having foreseen the credit...
  • Iraq anti-Qaeda group quits after members killed

    02/16/2008 2:24:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 72+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/16/08 | AFP
    HILLA, Iraq (AFP) - More than 100 members of an anti-Qaeda front in central Iraq on Saturday handed their resignations to their US military employers, accusing them of killing 19 of their group, their leader told AFP. The walk-out occurred in Juruf Sakher village near the city of Hilla, 120 kilometres (75 miles) south of Baghdad, said Sabah al-Janabi, leader of the anti-Qaeda Awakening group in the area. "The group, which comprises 110 members, resigned in protest at organised assassinations by the coalition forces," said Janabi. According to Janabi and a local police official, Ali al-Lami, three members of the...
  • Minister Quits In Anna Nicole Row (Bahamas)

    02/19/2007 3:23:00 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 644+ views
    BBC ^ | 2-19-2007
    Minister quits in Anna Nicole row News of the pictures sparked protests in the Bahamas The immigration minister of the Bahamas has resigned over a row about his involvement with the late Playboy model and actress Anna Nicole Smith. Newspaper pictures of Shane Gibson and Anna Nicole Smith embracing each other had sparked calls for him to leave. It was claimed that Mr Gibson had fast-tracked Smith's application for residency on the island. Mr Gibson apologised for any embarrassment he may have caused the country but denied any wrong-doing. 'Sorry' "I want to apologise to all persons who may in...
  • Israeli General Quits Over Conduct Of Lebanon War

    09/13/2006 5:03:58 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 574+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 9-13-2006 | Rory McCarthy
    Israeli general quits over conduct of Lebanon war Rory McCarthy in Jerusalem Wednesday September 13, 2006 The Guardian (UK) Major General Udi Adam with Israeli soldiers on the border with southern Lebanon during the war. Photograph: EPA A senior Israeli army officer resigned today, the first high-ranking figure to quit in the fallout after the war in Lebanon. Major General Udi Adam was head of Israel's Northern Command, a key role in the war with Hizbullah, but faced criticism in the press for being overly cautious and hesitant. During the 34-day conflict he was effectively sidelined when another general was...
  • SAS Soldier Quits Army In Disgust At 'Illegal' American Tactics In Iraq

    03/11/2006 5:43:21 PM PST · by blam · 227 replies · 5,114+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-12-2006 | Sean Raymet
    SAS soldier quits Army in disgust at 'illegal' American tactics in Iraq By Sean Rayment, Defence Correspondent (Filed: 12/03/2006) An SAS soldier has refused to fight in Iraq and has left the Army over the "illegal" tactics of United States troops and the policies of coalition forces. After three months in Baghdad, Ben Griffin told his commander that he was no longer prepared to fight alongside American forces. Ben Griffin told commanders that he thought the Iraq war was illegal He said he had witnessed "dozens of illegal acts" by US troops, claiming they viewed all Iraqis as "untermenschen" -...
  • Simar quits homefront, joins Iraq war effort (Mil Retiree to Teacher back to Active Duty)

    12/01/2005 3:24:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 775+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Nov 30, 2005 | Times Herald-Record reporter Justin Rodriguez
    MIDDLETOWN, NY -- John Simar woke up in Kuwait this morning – a 55-year-old soldier – one order away from risking his life on the bloody streets of Baghdad. His journey from civilian to soldier began with a phone call to the Pentagon's personnel office in August. Simar asked if he could do anything to help with the war effort in Iraq. He figured he might not even hear back. Four days later, his phone rang. The voice on the other end said: "We have a job for you." Just like that, Simar retired from the military more than a...
  • CA: Migden quits chair of key Senate committee

    11/08/2005 9:57:01 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 483+ views ^ | 11/08/05 | Lynda Gledhill
    Sacramento -- State Sen. Carole Migden, who came under criticism earlier this year for pushing the voting button of a fellow lawmaker to help passage of one of her bills, abruptly relinquished her position as chair of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday. The San Francisco Democrat said she wanted to devote more of her time to help Controller Steve Westly in his bid for governor. But sources in the Senate who insisted on anonymity said Migden, who is known for having an abrasive style, angered many of her colleagues in the past year and that the final straw...
  • Head of New Orleans' Levee Board Quits

    10/27/2005 10:52:47 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 712+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/27/05 | ap - New Orleans
    NEW ORLEANS - The head of the Orleans Levee Board has quit amid questions about no-bid contracts to his relatives in the days after Hurricane Katrina. The final days of board president Jim Huey's tenure also had been marred by his collection of nearly $100,000 in back pay several weeks before the storm. Huey had led the board for nine years. Huey defended the contracts and said he was legally entitled to the back pay. "Every single decision made during this crisis situation was made in the best interest of the levee district, and that will be proven in time,"...
  • N.M. treasurer quits as impeachment looms (D-Vigil)

    10/26/2005 7:00:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 417+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/26/05 | BARRY MASSEY - ap
    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico's indicted state treasurer resigned Wednesday shortly after lawmakers began considering whether he should be impeached. Robert Vigil's resignation came more than a month after he was arrested and charged with extortion in a federal investigation into an alleged kickback scheme involving state investments. Vigil, 52, announced his resignation, effective immediately, in a letter to Gov. Bill Richardson and Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron. "I have committed no crime, and the allegation made by the federal government are false," Vigil wrote. "I look forward to the day when a jury will hear all of...
  • CA: FPPC Quits 225 Cases ('lack of resources'.. or?)

    10/18/2005 6:31:47 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 244+ views
    LA Times ^ | 10/18/05 | Jean O. Pasco
    California's political watchdog agency has closed 225 cases since May without finishing the investigations, a victim of a nagging backlog and budget crunch that led the agency's chairwoman last week to cry uncle. "We can't handle our caseload," Liane Randolph, chairwoman of the Fair Political Practices Commission, told the panel at its monthly meeting in Sacramento. "We're going hat in hand to the governor and the Legislature saying we need more resources to do our job," she said in a later interview. "It's a job the voters asked to be done, but our funding level just hasn't kept pace with...
  • Schroeder quits government, blasts U.S., Britain

    10/12/2005 12:13:45 PM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 131 replies · 3,607+ views
    ABC News ^ | Dave Graham
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, who has led Germany since 1998, said for the first time on Wednesday he would not play a role in the next government, in an emotional farewell including broadsides at the United States and Britain. "I will not be a part of the next government — definitely not be part of it," a tearful looking Schroeder told a rapt audience of union members in his home city of Hanover. He quickly composed himself, hitting his stride in a passionate defense of a strong German state and lashing out at "Anglo-Saxon" economic policies favoured in...
  • Nobel Judge Quits With A Blast At Winner's Writing

    10/11/2005 8:13:34 PM PDT · by blam · 63 replies · 1,828+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-12-2005 | Julian Isherwood
    Nobel judge quits with a blast at winner's writing By Julian Isherwood, Scandinavia Correspondent (Filed: 12/10/2005) The Swedish Academy was shaken yesterday after one of its members resigned, describing as a farce the committee that awards the Nobel prize for literature. This year's winner will be announced tomorrow, but the selection of the Austrian writer Elfriede Jelinek last year was a huge blow to the prize's credibility, said Knut Ahnlund. "It has done irreparable damage to the Nobel Literature Prize, both those who came before Elfriede Jelinek and those who come after her," said Mr Ahnlund, 82, until yesterday Chair...

    12/30/2004 9:17:14 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 11 replies · 502+ views ^ | 30 December 2004 | Virginia Citrano
    Another energy career capped: Mirant (otc: MIRKQ - news - people ) said Chief Executive S. Marce Fuller will resign from the energy company, which is operating under bankruptcy protection. But she won't go empty-handed: According to a regulatory filing, Fuller will take away $3.4 million in severance pay plus other benefits. The filing does not specifically say when she will quit, or step down from her board seat. Fuller had worked at Mirant since 1992, after positions with Southern Company (nyse: SO - news - people ) and General Electric (nyse: GE - news - people ). Mirant has...
  • Guardian Calls It Quits In Clark County Fiasco (Brit Newspaper Tries To Influence US Election)

    10/21/2004 6:41:52 PM PDT · by blam · 36 replies · 1,200+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-22-2004 | David Rennie
    Guardian calls it quits in Clark County fiasco By David Rennie in Youngstown (Filed: 22/10/2004) The Guardian yesterday ran up the white flag and called a halt to "Operation Clark County", the newspaper's ambitious scheme to recruit thousands of readers to persuade American voters in a swing state to kick out President George W Bush in next month's election. The cancellation of the project came 24 hours after the first of some 14,000 letters from Guardian readers began arriving in Clark County. The missives led to widespread complaints about foreign interference in a US election. It also prompted a surge...
  • Palestinians Expect U.S. Aid if Israel Quits Gaza

    04/08/2004 8:40:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 159+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4/8/04 | Nidal al-Mughrabi - Reuters
    GAZA (Reuters) - The Palestinians have been promised substantial U.S. aid if they ensure peace in the Gaza Strip (news - web sites) should Israel end its 37-year occupation, their foreign minister said on Thursday. Nabil Shaath told Reuters in an interview that talks were going ahead on drawing Islamist militants into a body to help end violence in Gaza and further a U.S.-backed peace plan that promises statehood to Palestinians. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (news - web sites) wants to evacuate Jewish settlers from Gaza in a unilateral move that could supersede Washington's "road map" plan, stymied by...
  • Nuclear expert quits Nevada dump panel

    01/01/2004 9:09:30 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 196+ views
    OC Register ^ | 1/1/03 | Associated Press
    <p>LAS VEGAS – The head of a panel of scientists reviewing plans for a national nuclear waste dump in Nevada is quitting, telling President George W. Bush that allegations of conflict of interest are hampering the board's work.</p> <p>One Nevada lawmaker opposed to the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository welcomed the departure of Michael Corradini from the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board, saying he "displayed a wanton disregard for impartiality."</p>
  • Iran's Ambassador Quits London

    09/02/2003 7:19:58 PM PDT · by blam · 1 replies · 212+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 9-3-2003 | Ewen Mac Askill
    Iran's ambassador quits London Relations sour over diplomat's arrest and nuclear plans Ewen MacAskill, diplomatic editor Wednesday September 3, 2003 The Guardian (UK) Relations between Iran and Britain deteriorated sharply yesterday when it emerged that the Iranian ambassador to London had returned to Tehran and may not return. The Iranians are angry over two separate issues: the detention in Britain of an Iranian diplomat wanted in connection with a terrorist attack in Argentina almost 10 years ago; and western pressure on Iran over its alleged nuclear weapon ambitions. The ambassador, Morteza Sarmadi, flew home after failing to win any compromise...
  • High-Flyer Quits Amid Plagiarism Accusations (Rick Bragg)

    05/29/2003 4:00:28 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 277+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 5-30-2003 | David Usborne
    High-flyer quits amid plagiarism accusations By David Usborne in New York 30 May 2003 One of the most prominent writers at The New York Times has fled the newspaper after suffering a two-week suspension pending an investigation into a feature article he wrote almost a year ago on Florida oystermen that allegedly relied too heavily on the contributions of a freelance contributor. Rick Bragg, who won a Pulitzer prize in 1996, announced his resignation, saying that staying on would "only lead to more tension". He added: "I don't want to have that tension in my life, and I do not...
  • A Minister Quits, Buildings Burn, Rubbish Rots. So Much For The 'Reconstruction'

    05/11/2003 3:52:13 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 180+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 5-12-2003 | Donald Macintyre
    A minister quits, buildings burn, rubbish rots. So much for the 'reconstruction' By Donald Macintyre in Baghdad 12 May 2003 It was just another day in the process of "getting Baghdad back to normal". Well, on this most normal of days when news was supposed to be slow, the US-appointed Health Minister finally resigned at the time of a steadily mounting public health crisis after a week of relentless pressure from doctors disgusted at his prominent past in the Saddam Hussein regime. A senior State Department official turned up at the old Iraqi Police Academy to sack in person the...
  • Berkeley Law Dean Quits Over Rape Allegations

    12/03/2002 4:12:55 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 191+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 12-4-2002 | Andrew Gumbel
    Berkeley law dean quits over rape allegations By Andrew Gumbel 04 December 2002 The head of a leading American law school has resigned over allegations that he raped a student, ending any further investigation of the incident under university rules. John Dwyer, the dean of the law school at the University of California, Berkeley, submitted his surprise resignation last week. According to the lawyer representing the aggrieved student, Professor Dwyer allegedly raped one of his students. Professor Dwyer said there had been an encounter with the student two years ago, that it had been consensual, and that it did not...
  • State official tied to fraud case quits

    11/02/2002 7:52:18 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 495+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 11/02/02 | Denny Walsh
    <p>The director of the Governor's Office of Criminal Justice Planning resigned Friday in the wake of disclosures linking him to indicted water official Monte McFall and to San Joaquin County Sheriff Baxter Dunn.</p> <p>An FBI search warrant affidavit unsealed Thursday says N. Allen Sawyer joined McFall and Dunn in a corporation that was "permeated with fraud" and appeared to have been "created solely in order to perpetrate ... extortion and fraud schemes."</p>
  • NEXT CHAPTER-Bill Clinton Calls it Quits With $1 Billion Heiress (Mentioned in Court Divorce Papers)

    06/11/2002 9:50:24 PM PDT · by codebreaker · 39 replies · 959+ views
    New York Post ^ | Wednesday, June 13, 2002 | Richard Johnson, Paula Froewich and Chris Wilson
    Whatever there was between Lisa Belzberg and Bill Clinton, it appears to be over.Belzburg, the brainy blonde behind the PENCIL nonprofit group that helps the public school system, was rumoured to be more than friends with the former President, who lives just 10 minutes away from the mother of two in Westchester.'She's heartbroken,' says one source.But there is little chance of reconcilliation with her husband, Matthew Bronfman.The Seagram heir, who split with Lisa in February, is said to be happily dating a fashion industry executive Stacy Kaye.