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  • 'Breaking Bad' Renewed by AMC; Series to End After Final 16 Episode Order

    08/15/2011 4:59:18 AM PDT · by tlb · 33 replies
    TV By the Numbers ^ | August 14, 2011 | Robert Seidman
    After contentious negotiations between Sony and AMC over Breaking Bad, AMC has renewed the show for 16 episodes and the series will end after that. Because sixteen episodes is a little longer than normal, it is not yet clear whether AMC will air one last season of 16 episodes or break it up into two mini seasons. Given reports that AMC originally wanted to go with a shortened episode count for season five, this is probably a win for fans — you might be getting a short season five, but there will be a short season six to go along...
  • Solar and wind power industry urges renewal of multi-billion dollar federal Treasury grant program

    12/08/2010 1:32:49 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    La Times ^ | 12/8/10 | Tiffany Hsu
    The end of the year -- and the expiration date for a Treasury grant program that buoyed the renewable energy industry during the economic slowdown -- is just around the corner, and solar and wind power leaders are bracing for the blow. A one-year extension proposed by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus was shot down over the weekend. This week’s tax agreement between President Obama and congressional Republicans doesn’t include a lifeline for the Treasury grant program. The program grew out of a federal tax credit that covered up to 30% of the cost to build a renewable energy...
  • More Good News for Ave Maria University: $5 Million Dollar Gift in memory of Paul Henkels

    12/11/2009 3:45:27 AM PST · by tcg · 2 replies · 359+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 10/11/09 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    Several years ago I had the privilege of being given a tour of the grounds of what would later become the campus of “Ave Maria University”. I was given this tour by its President, Nick Healy. The College was already in operation, utilizing the buildings which now house the Law School in Naples, Florida until the campus was built. The tour was of vacant, undeveloped land in what was then a part of the town of Immokalee, in Collier County, Florida. During the tour and over lunch afterward I heard the hopes, the vision and the dynamic mission of this...
  • Celebrate 9-12

    09/12/2009 11:23:32 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 3 replies · 482+ views
    e-Sword ^ | July 4, 0000 | God
    (Eph 6:12) For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
  • Of Beginning and Purpose (Jewish/Noachide caucus)

    04/07/2009 9:54:39 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 13 replies · 383+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 4/7/'09 | Rabbi Nosson Scherman
    ON THE FOURTH DAY G-D CREATED THE SUN, and it began to function as the center of our solar system. After approximately 365 1/4 days, the sun would be at its original place in the sky and a new year would begin, in a cycle that still continues without change. Tradition teaches that the sun's first appearance in the newly-created heaven is reckoned from Nissan, the month of Passover and springtime. A quarter of a year later — after about 91 days, 7 1/2 hours — the next season would begin and so on. If that very first year began...
  • County-by-County, State-by-State

    11/16/2008 11:22:31 PM PST · by DIM1 · 7 replies · 875+ views
    Red State Blue ^ | 17th of November 2008 | David Aronin
    Simple, but not obvious. In her state - Wisconsin - with a Democratic governor and state senate, as well as an assembly that has just "turned blue" after 14 years as a Republican strong-hold - what could be done by conservatives to: make headway on their agenda, revive the morale of their adherents...raise their stature in the public eye, and develop and sustain the momentum needed to renew their drive to take back the legislature and Governor's mansion?
  • Redeemer Pacific College: Dynamic Orthodoxy

    08/17/2008 3:19:35 PM PDT · by tcg · 1 replies · 87+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 8/18/08 | Jennifer Friesen
    Many Catholics in North America are aware of the new (or renewed) “orthodox” Catholic institutions of higher education that have sprung to life on this continent over the past two decades. Franciscan University in Steubenville, Christendom College in Virginia, and Ave Maria University in Florida head the list of those institutions seeking to be fully faithful to the Church’s magisterium. Now the west coast of Canada can boast its own addition to this line-up: Redeemer Pacific College, in Langley, just outside the city of Vancouver, British Columbia. Redeemer Pacific College (RPC) opened its doors in the fall of 1999 with...
  • 'Neocatechumenal Way' Approved by Holy See

    05/23/2008 6:05:12 PM PDT · by tcg · 3 replies · 223+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 5/23/08 | Neocatechumenical Way
    After more than five years of work, the Holy See has approved the Statutes of the Neocatechumenal Way, thus confirming the praxis in more than 105 nations for over thirty years. The decree of approval, dated the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, was solemnly consigned on June 28 to the initiators of the way, Kiko Arguello and Carmen Hernandez together with Father Mario Pezzi, by Cardinal Stafford, president of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, the Dicastery entrusted by the Holy Father with the task of guiding the preparation of the statute. The Neocatechumenal Way has not been approved...
  • Professor at Gregorian University Speaks of Hope for the Future

    12/28/2007 7:09:06 PM PST · by droichead · 1 replies · 52+ views
    Il Volto Santo di Manoppello (The Holy Face of Manoppello) ^ | December, 2006 | Heinrich Pfeiffer, S.J.
    "A Visit Which Has Opened our Eyes to Once Again Look Upon Jesus" (original title "Una visita che ha aperto di nuovo lo sguardo verso Gesu") by Father Heinrich Pfeiffer, S.J. from the journal Il Volto Santo di Manoppello Vol. XCII, no. 2, December 2006. (Translation by Raymond Frost, University of San Francisco) After a long period of waiting which lasted centuries and centuries a Pope has visited Manoppello for the first time. After only a very brief time following his election to the throne of Peter: Pope Benedict XVI. And I am convinced that many of his predecessors already...
  • Urban Centers in Iraq’s Anbar Province Enjoying Stability, Renewal

    11/05/2007 3:42:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 70+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2007 – Iraqi and coalition forces have largely purged extremists from urban areas in Iraq’s Anbar province over the past 10 months, allowing renewal efforts to flourish with reduced meddling by terrorists, a coalition commander in the region said today. During a video teleconference from Fallujah, Iraq, Marine Col. Stacy Clardy, commander of Regimental Combat Team 2, told reporters at the Pentagon that the combined force is achieving peace in the western Iraqi province. “I would simply say that we -- the Iraqis and the Americans -- are now winning, and for us, winning is peace,” he...
  • Mexico central bank urges renewal of tortilla pact (tortilla price cap acted as inflation buffer)

    04/18/2007 9:31:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 316+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 4/18/07 | Reuters
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican central bank governor Guillermo Ortiz on Wednesday urged the government and food companies to renew price caps for tortillas that have acted as a buffer against inflation. Tortillas, thin corn patties, are a staple of the Mexican diet. After a price rise began fueling inflation toward the end of 2006, the government pressured food producers and retailers to limit prices for corn flour and tortillas. "For consumers, the price containment so far has been a success, and from my point of view it is important that this containment continues," Ortiz told reporters, according to a...
  • Congress Catches Cold In Patriot Act Renewal

    03/15/2006 12:23:27 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 39 replies · 948+ views
    http://www.lp.org/ ^ | 3 14 06 | Matthew Dailey
    The War on Drugs has now been extended to the counter of your local pharmacy. Buried in the Patriot Act renewal bill that passed this week are provisions that would impose new restrictions on purchasing medicines that contain pseudoephedrine. Many cold and allergy medications contain the chemical pseudoephedrine which is used to as an ingredient to manufacture methamphetamine. In typical, heavy-handed fashion, Congress is placing limits on how much medicine containing pseudoephedrine one person can buy during a given time period. The purchase limits would go into effect 30 days after the president signs the bill. A person would be...
  • Bush Pushes for Patriot Act Renewal

    01/03/2006 2:28:10 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 402+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/3/06 | Jennifer Loven - ap
    WASHINGTON - As the clock runs on Congress' short-term extension of the Patriot Act, President Bush met with federal prosecutors Tuesday and contended that the domestic anti-terror law is vital to keeping Americans safe. Many key provisions of the law were to expire Dec. 31. Amid a debate over whether the act sufficiently protects civil liberties, most Senate Democrats and a few Republicans united against legislation that would have renewed several provisions permanently while extending others for four years. In a move the White House adamantly opposed but later accepted, Congress approved a one-month extension of the law in its...
  • Hamas: No Renewal of Truce With Israel

    11/02/2005 9:10:15 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 449+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 11/02/05 | Ibrahim Barzak - ap
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The militant group Hamas said Wednesday it would not renew an informal 9-month-old truce, which expires at the end of the year, after Israel killed one of its leading activists in an airstrike in Gaza. The truce was brokered by Egypt, which is expected to invite militant groups, including Hamas, to Cairo in the coming weeks to discuss extending the agreement. In the past nine months, violence has dropped sharply, and Hamas refrained from carrying out suicide bombings in Israel. But it has repeatedly fired rockets from Gaza at Israeli towns, in what it said...
  • Sermon for Trinity 19 - The Life of Renewal - Rev. William Klock, Christ Church, Portland

    10/05/2005 1:53:21 PM PDT · by evangelium · 155+ views
    Prydain ^ | Klock | William
    October 05 2005 The Rev. William Klock: "The Life of Renewal" From the Rev. William Klock of Christ Church REC in Oregon, we have the sermon The Life of Renewal, based on Ephesians 4:17-32 and St. Matthew 9:1-8. Rev. Klock does his usual excellent work in exegeting these passages, and I like what he writes here about the passage from the Gospel of St. Matthew:Our Gospel lesson illustrates the renewal that St. Paul writes about in the Epistle. Look again at St. Matthew?s gospel: And getting into a boat he crossed over and came to his own city. And...
  • Saint Francis and Renewal

    10/04/2005 8:29:02 PM PDT · by miketheprof · 1 replies · 140+ views
    The Waffling Anglican ^ | 10/4/2005 | Mike the Geek
    One thing I always get from the story of Saint Francis is a lesson on renewal in the Church. The authorities of a corrupt church, like authorities everywhere, tend to worry about structures and organizations and control and property.
  • Benedict XVI Promotes Biblical Meditation (Ancient Practice Could Bring Renewal to Church)

    09/16/2005 4:54:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies · 1,692+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | September 16, 2005
    CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy, SEPT. 16, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI believes that the recovery of the practice of "lectio divina," prayerful meditation of Scripture, will bring a "new spiritual springtime" for the Church. When meeting today with more than 400 experts attending a congress in Rome on "Sacred Scripture in the Life of the Church," the Holy Father recommended this ancient practice which literally means "divine reading." "Assiduous reading of sacred Scripture accompanied by prayer makes that intimate dialogue possible in which, through reading, one hears God speaking, and through prayer, one responds with a confident opening of the heart," the...
  • Renew the Patriot Act - (WWII vet, CBS, Gannett ex-V.P. urges renewal...for America's survival!)

    07/13/2005 9:51:37 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 266+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | JULY 14, 2005 | LEE ELLIS
    If England had had a Patriot Act enacted, the London police may have been able to prevent the subway bombing. Since 2001, the Patriot Act has helped to protect America and has caused many sleeper cells to be broken up and their members arrested. And yet, there are still people who are trying to keep it from being renewed. We know why some Democrats don’t like it. It may help strengthen President Bush. We can also surmise why the terrorists and criminals want in abolished. I am amazed, however, that there are some conservatives or libertarians who do not want...
  • Freep this poll (+leave a comment)

    06/10/2005 6:18:27 AM PDT · by cweese · 73 replies · 945+ views
    News8 Austin ^ | June 10, 2005 | News8 Austin
    Should the Patriot Act be renewed and its provisions extended into permanent law? Yes, we're more secure with it. 39 (25%) No, it's more dangerous than the dangers it's supposed to counter. 95 (60%) Maybe with modifications. 22 (14%) No opinion. 3 (2%) Total Votes: 159
  • Second Chances - (Inspiring story of the meaning of "family")

    12/10/2004 6:10:03 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 488+ views
    THE RANT.US ^ | DECEMBER 10, 2004 | MATT GRILLS
    About this time of year I start to feel like crap. The holidays arrive, and along with hideous plastic illuminated Santas and creepy blue icicle lights returns the painful memory of Grandpa’s last Christmas. I remember it well. You see, I wasn’t there. I volunteered to work at the newspaper that day because a) I needed extra money, b) I wanted to score bonus points with the boss and c) I figured no one would miss me. Back then, in my early 20s, family gatherings seemed more an obligation than times to be treasured. How I wish I’d gone. It’s...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Hurricanes Bring Environmental Renewal

    09/06/2004 9:45:37 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 573+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/6/04 | Rachel La Corte - AP
    MIAMI - Along with their destructive force, hurricanes can have beneficial effects as part of the rhythm of nature. Storms that erode beaches, uproot trees and flatten wildlife habitats may also refresh waterways, revive dry areas and bulk up barrier islands with redistributed sand. "What we see is the damage it does to our structures, but it can actually renew areas," said Karen Westphal, a coastal scientist at Louisiana State University's School of the Coast and Environment. Hurricane Frances could help the Everglades, which is already undergoing a $8.4 billion environmental restoration. "Hurricanes are a vital part of the natural...
  • St Thomas, closed last year, will be replaced by housing

    08/04/2004 9:20:09 PM PDT · by AskStPhilomena · 1 replies · 163+ views
    Anti-abomination ^ | 30th July 2004 | Sabrina Tavernise
    St. Thomas the Apostle Church, the 1907 Harlem landmark that closed last year because of low membership, will be torn down, and a home for the elderly will be built in its place, church officials said yesterday. The Archdiocese of New York said it was planning a 57-unit building on the site of the church, which closed last summer after it could no longer afford to pay for repairs. A spokesman for the archdiocese, Joseph Zwilling, said he did not know when the church would be demolished, but said construction on the new building would begin late next year. The...
  • In the Spirit (The Charismatics, Catholic and not!)

    07/16/2004 9:50:41 PM PDT · by narses · 11 replies · 456+ views
    The Father and Jesus are well known - both have starred in movies and have been the subjects of countless books, paintings and music compositions. What about the third member of the Trinity? The Holy Spirit does lots of heavy lifting in the Bible by providing supernatural strength, direction and courage to scriptural heroes. When the world was created, when Jesus was conceived, when he was crucified, the Holy Spirit was there. When Saul was converted, when John baptized Jesus, the Holy Spirit was there. When the early Christian church was founded on the Day of Pentecost nearly 2,000 years...
  • The United Methodist Confessing Movement Responds to the Karen Dammann Acquittal

    03/25/2004 5:45:02 PM PST · by xzins · 6 replies · 115+ views
    Confessing Movement ^ | Immediate Release | Confessing Movement
    On Saturday, March 20th, a thirteen-member jury of Pacific Northwest clergy members found their colleague, The Reverend Karen Dammann, not guilty of the charge of "practices declared by The United Methodist Church to be incompatible with Christian teaching". The Reverend Dammann had disclosed to her Bishop in writing that she was in a covenanted homosexual relationship with her partner. The jury¹s verdict "sustained the specification that The Reverend Karen Dammann is a self-avowed practicing homosexual" but voted not to sustain the complaint against her. By the action of this jury, representing the clergy of The Pacific Northwest Conference, this Conference...
  • 21 Maine chiefs, sheriffs endorse renewal of assault weapons ban

    03/01/2004 1:40:33 PM PST · by yonif · 19 replies · 233+ views
    Maine Today ^ | Monday, March 1, 2004 | Associated Press
    BIDDEFORD, Maine — Nineteen Maine police chiefs and two county sheriffs have urged U.S. Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins to back renewal of the ban on assault weapons. The law enforcement officers also called on the senators to tighten gun laws by requiring instant background checks for all firearms sales at gun shows. Collins´ office said she supports continuation of the assault weapon ban and backs the institution of background checks at gun shows as long as they are completed in 24 hours. Snowe would not say how she intends to vote, an aide said. Most of the chiefs...
  • *New Year: John Wesley's Covenant Renewal Service

    12/31/2003 4:47:01 PM PST · by xzins · 1,372+ views
    UM List ^ | John Wesley
    Covenant Renewal Service Adapted from that of John Wesley And First Published in 1780 (*Adaptation) PASTOR: "Come, let us join ourselves to the Lord in an everlasting covenant which will never be forgotten" (Jer. 50:5). PASTOR: Almighty God, unto whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hidden; cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of Your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love You, and worthily magnify Your holy name through Christ our Lord. Amen. PASTOR and PEOPLE: The Lord’s Prayer THE SCRIPTURE LESSON: John 15:1-8 INTRODUCTION PASTOR: My dear friends,...
  • RETIRED BISHOP BLASTS RENEWAL GROUPS

    11/01/2003 5:05:44 PM PST · by xzins · 13 replies · 146+ views
    Good News Magazine ^ | Mark Tooley
    RETIRED BISHOP BLASTS RENEWAL GROUPS Retired Bishop Dale White made a blistering attack on renewal groups within United Methodism, alleging that they have a “polarizing style” and “intimidating tactics” that are “calculated to spread fear” and “impugn the motives of others.”   He warned against their “dirty tricks politics” and “right-wing ideology.”  White made his remarks a First United Methodist Church in Schenectady, New York on October 26 as part of its Carl Lecture Series.  The bishop named the Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD), Good News, and the Confessing Movement among the groups that he was criticizing.  “They aren’t...
  • Debate rekindled on assault-weapon ban

    05/28/2003 2:28:45 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies · 331+ views
    SignOnSanDiego.com ^ | May 27, 2003 | Dana Wilkie
    WASHINGTON – If Congress allows the nation's decade-old assault-weapons ban to expire next year – which seems likely – then the prospect raises an important question: What would a world without an assault-weapons ban look like? Brace yourself: It won't look much different. That's the opinion of many experts about the 1994 ban that enraged gun supporters, elated gun-control advocates, created high drama in Congress and arguably led to the Election Day defeat of some who supported it. Gun manufacturers have created legal weapons nearly identical to those that were outlawed, and federal studies indicate the law had little...
  • With Feingold, others torn, assault-gun ban may expire

    05/25/2003 10:12:14 PM PDT · by Monitor · 29 replies · 239+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | May 24, 2003 | CRAIG GILBERT
    Washington - A decade ago, Senate Democrat Russ Feingold backed the assault weapon ban signed into law by President Clinton. But today his vote to preserve the ban is uncertain. "I'm going to give it a fresh look," Feingold said in an interview last week, noting the complaints he hears about the law from some Wisconsin gun owners. "You can't assume I would vote for it." That's only one sign of the political cloud hanging over the weapons ban, which expires next year unless Congress votes to extend it. While President Bush says he supports an extension, House GOP leaders...
  • Bush Supports New Extension Of Assault-Weapons Ban

    04/12/2003 12:34:04 PM PDT · by Unwavering Conservative · 158 replies · 537+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 4-12-03 | Shannon McCaffrey
    Bush Supports New Extension of Assault-Weapons Ban By Shannon McCaffrey Knight Ridder News Service     WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration is bucking the National Rifle Association and supporting a renewal of the assault-weapons ban, set to expire just before the presidential election.     "The president supports the current law, and he supports reauthorization of the current law," White House spokesman Scott McClellan told Knight Ridder.     Tossing out the ban on semiautomatic weapons is a top priority for the NRA. President Bush said during his presidential campaign that he supported the current ban, but it was less clear whether he...
  • Verisign Internet monopoly alert!

    07/18/2002 6:57:53 AM PDT · by JameRetief · 2 replies · 152+ views
    The Register USA ^ | July 18, 2002 | Kieren McCarthy
    By Kieren McCarthy Posted: 07/18/2002 at 02:01 EST VeriSign is attempting to push through a proposal which will effectively see one company control .com and .net Internet domain names, despite huge opposition from everyone else in the market. Under its proposals, a new domain "wait listing service" (WLS) will be set up that supersedes all other domain renewal services and run by one company, SnapNames, with which Verisign has a close relationship. Under the plan, anyone will be able to pay SnapNames $35 to "reserve" a particular .com or .net domain name were it not to be renewed. VeriSign claims...
  • Small Christian Communities (Vanity: who's living it?)

    07/16/2002 5:57:32 PM PDT · by WriteOn · 12 replies · 106+ views
    Various ^ | 7/16/02 | self
    Small Christian Communities THE VISION - The Parish as a Community of Many Small Communities "One way of renewing parishes, especially urgent for parishes in large cities, might be to consider the parish as a community of communities and movements. "It seems timely therefore to form ecclesial communities and groups of a size that allows for true human relationships. This will make it possible to live communion more intensely, ensuring that it is fostered not only ad intra, but also with the parish communities to which such groups belong and with the entire diocesan and universal church. "In such a...
  • THE GRASSROOTS RENEWAL PROJECT

    05/22/2002 9:54:19 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 116+ views
    http://www.grassrootsrenewal.com/aim.htm ^ | May 22, 2002 | Fr. Benedict Groeschel
    The aim of the Grassroots Renewal Project is to provide Catholic laity with relevant, orthodox teachings on the Catholic Faith presented in a personal, engaging, and comprehensible fashion.These audio presentations are especially crafted for those who no longer practice their Catholic Faith and those who have been adversely affected by the secular media and influenced by the worldy values of the popular culture. It is envisioned that these teachings would be disseminated to family members and friends.
  • Catholic Caucus - Michael Brown's Appeal to Cardinals and Bishops

    05/01/2002 6:24:00 AM PDT · by history_matters · 100 replies · 244+ views
    Spirit Daily ^ | 5/1/02 | Michael Brown
    CARDINALS AND BISHOPS, PLEASE LEAVE THE CHANCERIES AND COME AMONG US TO HEAL Dear Cardinals: We wrote the American bishops a month ago. At that time we suggested (hopefully with adequate humility) that the current crisis in the Church could be resolved in large part by a return to tradition -- by a return to basic Christian holiness.  If you would so allow, we'd like to extend that argument. We write you again with what we hope is obedience. But we write with urgency. There is revolution in the air. Lay groups are forming. Radical nuns are expressing rage. The...
  • Roman Catholic Concern: Action Plan Repost

    03/28/2002 6:15:38 PM PST · by father_elijah · 60 replies · 756+ views
    24 March A.D. 2002 | father_elijah
    SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER? By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion. Psalm 137:1 We Catholic Americans are at a crossroads. Our Lord Jesus Christ who is the Light of the World is exposing acts of evil within the Church. He is revealing those who wound his sacred Body by abusing children and youth. Our Lord is also exposing rot and disease within the structures and leadership of the Church from within provinces of religious orders, Catholic universities, and diocesan chanceries. It is time to clean house. Not only do the pederasts, sex...