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  • LDS books: Oxford Press finds profits in prophets

    01/15/2010 10:13:03 AM PST · by Colofornian · 10 replies · 300+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Jan. 15, 2010 | Peggy Fletcher Stack
    Bouncing around on the trend-tossed seas of 21st-century book publishing, Mormon scholarship seems to have docked at the granddaddy of all prestigious presses: Oxford University. By all accounts, the unlikely partnership between the oldest university in the English-speaking world and an upstart American faith seems to be working. Mormon writers, particularly historians, get the academic credibility they crave and Oxford sells a lot of books. Two years ago, Oxford University Press published Massacre at Mountain Meadows by Ronald W. Walker, Richard E. Turley Jr. and Glen M. Leonard, three LDS Church scholars. The harrowing account of the 1857 slaughter of...
  • In a few minutes Congress of Honduras votes.

    12/02/2009 10:14:11 AM PST · by HonCitizen · 41 replies · 2,416+ views
    In a few minutes the honduran congress will vote to decide if Manuel Zelaya, president fired by the honduran constitution for attempting a repeal of the current constitution, will be or not be reinstated. The honduran institutions such as the human rights commissioner, Attorney general, Procurator general, Supreme Electoral Tribunal and Supreme Court, have opposed any reinstatement, saying that is inappropiate. The attorney general has threatened to prosecute any that supports the reinstatetment of Zelaya.
  • <b>Transforming Spirit and Energy Into Direction</b>

    09/04/2009 11:56:09 AM PDT · by D. Brian Carter · 178+ views ^ | 04 SEP 2009 | D. Brian Carter
    A Road Map for the New Patriot Movement Over the past months, the inspiring national reaction and response to the quickening pace of assaults on liberty and the foundations of the American ideal has reached a fevered pitch. It is heartening to see the awakening of the People and the resistance to forces that do not subscribe to those values that built the United States into the most productive, equitable and powerful nation in history. With the simple voices speaking at town hall meetings raising protest to a nationalization of the health care industry, or the unified message in the...
  • Declaration of Restoration - By James Madison [10th generation from The James Madison.]

    08/29/2009 2:54:15 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies · 665+ views
    The Voice ^ | July 19, 2009 | James Madison (10th generation decendent)
    A Declaration of Restoration /July 4th 2009/ When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for a people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with a governing body they have created, which has turned tyrannical and detrimental to the peace and safety, and the very existence of the nation of the People who established the governing body, and to return to a previously established form of self governing under the Laws of Nature and Natures God as entitled therein, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which...
  • Rebuilding a Family Heirloom

    08/17/2009 12:58:40 AM PDT · by thecodont · 11 replies · 550+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Sunday, August 16, 2009 | Steve Dopkins
    My ride is a classic 1962 Chevrolet Impala anniversary edition two-door hard top. My love has a 283 Chevy small block engine, and when it cruises by on a Sunday you can hear what American automotive muscle sounds like. The Impala was bought by my grandfather as a gift for my aunt so she could commute to UC Davis. After her stint at UCD the car was parked in an open tomb (i.e. the back yard) and was left to nature's devices. For 16 years, rain, sleet and a multitude of shrubs, trees and vines consumed the car, leaving it...
  • A Petition for Constitutional Restoration

    07/19/2009 1:09:36 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 109 replies · 2,294+ views
    The Petition Site ^ | 07/19/09 | Neil Wright, David Wright, Jeff Head
    CONSTITUTIONAL RESTORATION STATEMENT OF PURPOSE, PETITION AND DEMANDS We, the People of these United States, who are the source of authority for the Federal Government and its very existence, do hereby petition and demand that all Federal officials, elected and appointed, review their Oaths of Office which they freely and solemnly swore to or affirmed, without mental reservation of purpose of evasion, to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic and bear true faith and allegiance to the same. We petition and demand that these Federal officials, who are but agents of...
  • Elijah and the Restoration of the Sealing Keys (Devotional)

    05/22/2009 9:46:10 AM PDT · by restornu · 6 replies · 275+ views
    Elijah and the Restoration of the Sealing Keys In the spring of 1836, after three years of work and sacrifice, the Kirtland Saints finally saw their beautiful temple complete, the first temple in this dispensation. On Sunday, March 27, more than 900 people gathered in the temple chapel and vestibule for the dedicatory service. Many others met in an overflow session in a nearby schoolroom, while still others listened outside the open windows of the temple. The Prophet himself helped to seat the faithful. The congregation heard an address by Sidney Rigdon, a counselor in the First Presidency, and then...
  • RIDE-IN to the Atlanta Tea Party - Calling all GA BIKERS!

    03/31/2009 7:02:17 PM PDT · by leftyontheright · 9 replies · 881+ views
    North GA Freepers | 3/31/09 | me
    Announcing a bikers "Ride-In" in support of the Media March and Atlanta Tax Day Tea Party Meet at: The Varsity, downtown ATL - April 15 KSU: 4:30 p.m. Short ride through downtown Atlanta to the Capitol in support of the Media March and Atlanta Tax Day Tea Party. The media can only ignore us for so long. Let's rattle some windows at CNN Center, AJC and more...time for our 'voices' to be heard.
  • 1921 LaFrance Fire Engine: INVINCIBLE HOSE CO. NO 1(Article about a Fire Engine restoration)

    03/29/2009 8:18:01 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 17 replies · 1,585+ views ^ | 1977 | Bob Cerullo
    1921 LaFrance Fire Engine INVINCIBLE HOSE CO. NO 1The story of the resurrection of one of the first non horse drawn  NYC Fire Engines By Bob Cerullo   Lieut. Aux Fire Corps (Ret) (reprinted from WNYF magazine, second issue 1977) Currently on loan to the NYCFD MuseumThe howling winter wind hurled giant snow flakes against the bedroom window panes as I glanced over the antique car ads in the Sunday New York Times on December morning in 1969. During many of numerous pleasant evening I spent as a regular Friday night visitor to the old Hook and Ladder Co. 4...
  • Revolutionary War papers restored

    01/21/2009 9:59:55 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 35 replies · 1,867+ views
    UPI ^ | Jan. 20, 2009 | Anon UPI Stringer
    PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- After painstaking restoration, 5,400 Revolutionary War documents are ready to leave a Philadelphia conservation center for their home in New Jersey. The $700,000 project begun in 2005 has restored documents belonging to the New Jersey State Archives, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Tuesday. The 18th century papers, discolored, brittle and frayed, tell stories of patriots killed in battle, of spies for the British and of armies from both sides that destroyed property and stripped farms of crops and livestock. Using chemical baths and tissue-thin paper for repairs, snip... New Jersey saw more military engagements than any...
  • Restoring the Ancient Church. Apostasy and Restoration, Part 2

    05/04/2008 3:42:40 PM PDT · by sevenbak · 31 replies · 76+ views
    FAIRLDS ^ | Barry Robert Bickmore
    Chapter 2Apostasy and Restoration "Mormonism has no claim to be a viable religion in the present unless it has been a viable religion in the past."- Truman Madsen1The simple fact is that had there been no "apostasy," or "falling away," from Christ's original Church, there would have been no need for God to restore the Church through Joseph Smith. In this chapter we will establish the fact that there was, indeed, such an apostasy and describe its history and some of its effects.2 Finally, we will present evidence that a restoration of the gospel was also predicted in the early...
  • Announcing: The Believer's Guide to Legal Issues (new book by Class of '98 FReeper)

    01/07/2008 5:59:13 AM PST · by LikeLight · 143 replies · 748+ views ^ | 01/07/2008 | LikeLight
    Description of book: At its heart, this book is a comforting companion and helpful counselor for average Christians interacting with the law, perhaps feeling bewildered, overwhelmed, or uneasy about how their legal situations align with their Christian morals and beliefs. The book is comprehensive in scope, but written in a friendly, conversational tone. The legal topics addressed are carefully selected to cover those most likely to be encountered by regular folks in the course of their everyday lives. By presenting a practical Christian perspective informed by God's rich array of relevant scriptural wisdom, this book will release multitudes of Christian...
  • Benedict XVI's Christmas Mass: Reform of the Reform?

    12/27/2007 9:22:19 AM PST · by AnthonyCekada · 8 replies · 57+ views ^ | December 26, 2007 | Rev. Anthony Cekada
    IS BENEDICT XVI launching a liturgical reform to restore tradition and reverence in Catholic worship? Having permitted the use of the ’62 Missal as the “Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite,” is he now trying to make New Mass itself “more traditional”? Conservative bloggers who devote themselves following liturgical matters in the post-Vatican II Church would answer yes, and they are positively ecstatic. Members of this group refer to themselves as a “new liturgical movement” and call for “a reform of the reform,” by which they mean a reworking of the Novus Ordo. Recently they have started to attach great...
  • Kingdom Now: We're Not Returning to Eden

    03/07/2007 10:32:11 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 14 replies · 295+ views
    Olive Tree ^ | March 7, 2007 | Jan Markell
    Kingdom Now: We're Not Returning to Eden One of the fastest-growing false teachings in the church today is called by various names: Kingdom Now, Dominion Theology, Reconstructionism, and the Restoration Movement. It is also known as "liberation theology." It is an effort to use the church to make the world perfect for our Lord's return. It is embraced and taught in part or whole by the National and World Council of Churches, Jim Wallis, Tony Campolo, Earl Paulk, Bob Weiner, John Wimber, James Robison (who is called "the President's pastor"). There are many other names that are focusing on the...
  • Iraqi business restoration progressing

    02/27/2007 5:55:01 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 237+ views
    Paul Brinkley, Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Business Transformation and director of the Task Force to Improve Business and Stabilty Operations in Iraq, talks about the economic status of Iraq’s businesses Photo by Spc. Jeffrey Hunnewell Combined Press Information Center. BAGHDAD -- A Defense Department official Monday discussed the ongoing work to improve Iraq’s business and economic stability during at press conference at the Combined Press Information Center here.Paul Brinkley, Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Business Transformation and director of the Task Force to Improve Business and Stability Operations in Iraq, spoke about the progress that has been made and...
  • A Revitalized Chesapeake May Be Decades Away

    01/05/2007 10:12:53 AM PST · by cogitator · 10 replies · 409+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 5, 2007 | David Fahrenthold
    The multibillion-dollar cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay, which government officials had pledged would succeed by 2010, will likely miss that deadline by a wide margin -- and, at the current pace, might drag on for decades more, an Environmental Protection Agency official acknowledged yesterday. ... Bay cleanup has a history of broken deadlines. In 1987, local and federal officials pledged to clean up the estuary by 2000. The current agreement, written after the first one failed, was signed by the governors of Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania, the mayor of Washington and the administrator of the EPA. The officials pledged to...
  • Iraq Marshlands Rebound to Go on Despite Turmoil

    12/08/2006 6:43:29 PM PST · by caveat emptor · 6 replies · 527+ views
    Reuters News Service ^ | Dec. 8, 2006 | unlisted
    TOKYO - Ancient marshlands in southeastern Iraq drained by Saddam Hussein have rebounded to nearly half their former area, and progress should continue despite turmoil currently rocking the nation, UN officials said on Thursday. The marshlands, believed by some to be the location of the biblical Garden of Eden, once totalled an area nearly the size of Wales and provided a resting spot for thousands of wildfowl migrating between Siberia and Africa. "Good news out of Iraq is not very common these days," said Robert Bisset, press officer for the United Nations Environment Programme, at a news conference announcing the...
  • Gun groups back Wyo suit (ATF vs. Wyoming, NRA & GOF)

    09/08/2006 12:13:55 PM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies · 1,259+ views
    Caspar Star Tribune ^ | September 08, 2006 | BEN NEARY
    Associated Press CHEYENNE -- Two national gun rights groups are supporting Wyoming's lawsuit over a federal agency's rejection of a state law that allows people with misdemeanor convictions for domestic violence to petition in state court to regain their right to carry guns. The National Rifle Association and the Gun Owners Foundation have both filed friend-of-the-court briefs supporting Wyoming's challenge against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Wyoming filed suit in May against the ATF claiming it exceeded its authority by rejecting the state law, which was passed in 2004. Federal law prohibits people convicted of misdemeanor domestic...
  • China Invites Kim Jong-il ...N. Korea's Decision on Spotlight(more smoke from China)

    09/03/2006 8:34:13 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 411+ views
    Donga Ilbo ^ | 09/03/06
    /begin my translationChina Invites Kim Jong-il ...N. Korea's Decision on Spotlight China is aggressively pursuing Kim Jong-il's visit to China in order to restore deteriorating Sino-N. Korean relationship since N. Korea's missile launches, and forestall its 'further provocation.' In particular, Liu Xiao-ming, the new Chinese ambassador to N. Korea who is to start his work in Pyongyang this week, will convey to N. Korea President Hu Jintao's desire for official invitation, according to sources. According to diplomatic sources in China and Seoul on Sept. 3, after heated debates last month, Chinese leadership decided to actively pursue the restoration of relationship with N....
  • S. Korea: Mounted Archers Training in a Mongol Plateau

    08/31/2006 11:40:49 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 86 replies · 1,565+ views ^ | 08/04/06
    Mounted Archers Training in a Mongol plateau Some S. Koreans dug up old military training manuals from 18th century and are trying to restore the art of ancient warriors.Here, they are practicing once-lost art of mounted archery. They went to Mongol steppe to do their summer training.It was done this August on Arkhangel Aimac, a plateau which is 1,000 km from its capital Ulan Bator and 1,700 m (5660 feet) above sea-level .The uniform they are wearing is from Chosun(1392~1910) era.A trainee practicing so-called 'Parthian Parting Shot'This is a favorite technique of Northen steppe warriors in the past. Koreans also used to use it....
  • CA: Despite opposition, greens push for Hetch Hetchy's restoration

    08/05/2006 9:43:28 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 458+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 8/5/06 | Terence Chea - ap
    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK With its soaring granite walls and spouting waterfalls, Yosemite's Hetch Hetchy Valley was described by conservationist John Muir as "a grand landscape garden, one of Nature's rarest and most precious mountain temples." Much of the glacially carved valley now lies under 300 feet of water. It was dammed and flooded more than 80 years ago to supply drinking water and hydropower to the San Francisco Bay area. For years, environmentalists have advocated draining the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir and returning the valley to its original splendor, while opponents say that would cost a bundle at a time when...
  • Schwarzenegger not committed to Yosemite restoration (Hetchy Hetchy reservoir)

    07/20/2006 8:21:10 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 27 replies · 472+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | July 19, 2006 | Michael Gardner
    SACRAMENTO – Normally aggressive on environmental issues, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has not committed to restoring a lost treasure near Yosemite Valley even as a new state report concludes that a movement to drain the Hetch Hetchy reservoir and turn off its power production contains “no fatal flaws.” Supporters who have dreamed of a reclaimed Hetch Hetchy Valley, just 15 miles from its twin Yosemite Valley, said the broad-brush analysis energizes their cause and they shrugged off the governor's swerve to the sidelines as an election-year necessity. “The message is clear: it is feasible. It can be done,” said Assemblywoman Lois...
  • World War II bomber revived as 'living memorial'

    05/27/2006 11:23:17 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 333+ views
    Portales News ^ | May 27, 2006 | Marlena Hartz
    World War II bomber revived as 'living memorial' By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Created on: May 27, 2006 - 6:13AM - 8117 In a San Antonio junkyard, the B-25 Pacific Prowler idled, bird nests and cobwebs cluttering her insides. That was until Jim Terry rescued her. Three years ago, the retired Air Force pilot restored the famous World War II bomber, built in August 1944. “It was a ghost,” said Terry, a Fort Worth, Texas, resident. No longer, however, is the plane a ghost. Its metal exterior glints in the sunlight, oiled for the brilliant shine. When...

    05/01/2006 7:14:29 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 116 replies · 1,260+ views
    The Center for Restoration Studies ^ | 1984 | Samuel S. Hill
    [caps and emphasis in the original] One of the three major movements within the Campbellite family of American Protestantism, and the one most recent in origin (although the Disciples' "Restructure" dates only to 1968). Its separate identity begins officially with action taken at a Christian Church convention in Cincinnati in 1927. By 1971 this body of independent congregations had sufficient particularity and cohesion in its own eyes to request a separate listing in the Yearbook of American Churches. This "undenominational" fellowship stands to the right of the CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) and to the left of the CHURCHES OF...
  • Horowitz/FrontPageMag "Restoration Weekend" to be webcast LIVE by! (Feb 24-26)

    01/31/2006 11:52:11 AM PST · by Bob J · 1 replies · 1,079+ views
    We are pleased to announce that "Restoration Weekend", spnosored by Front Page Magazine and David Horowitz, will be webcast LIVE at from Phoenix Arizona Feb 24-26! Tentative Agenda Thursday, February 23, 2006 1:00 – 6:30 pm Registration Open – Grand Ballroom Foyer 6:30 pm Opening Reception – Gold Room & Gold Room Patio Welcoming Remarks and Book Signing Congressman J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ) Friday, February 24, 2006 7:30 - 9:00 am Opening Breakfast – Mesa/Flagstaff Room Keynote: State of the World War R. James Woolsey, Former CIA Director 9:00-10:30 am Plenary Session – Casa Grande Emerging Threats Moderator: General Paul...
  • Reborn, from hate to faith - Former Aryan Brotherhood leader transformed by belief

    01/21/2006 10:15:42 PM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies · 2,906+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel | 1/22/6 | ROBERT WILSON
    MARYVILLE - At 6-feet-9 and 350 pounds, Jim Tull would be hard to miss, even if he weren't tattooed all over with fearsome symbols and messages of - to put it mildly - ethnic intolerance. To say that he dominates a room profoundly understates the situation. But a conversation with him reveals an apparent seam of gentleness that is sharply at odds with his outward persona. Tull talks about God and about the cable-channel storyline that has brought him from what he says was a life of hate and crime to a total submission to the will of the Lord....
  • A Bridge That Has Nowhere Left to Go (NY's Tappan Zee Bridge)

    01/17/2006 8:15:41 PM PST · by neverdem · 84 replies · 4,496+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 17, 2006 | PATRICK McGEEHAN
    The Tappan Zee Bridge, the most critical transportation link across the Hudson River north of New York City, is not even half as old as the Brooklyn Bridge, but its warranty has already expired. Started on the cheap during the Korean War, the Tappan Zee was deliberately built to last just 50 years. It passed that milestone last month, just days after transportation planners began gathering public advice about how to fix or replace it. But the decaying, overburdened span's anniversary was more bitter than sweet. Little love has been lost between the Tappan Zee and the tens of thousands...
  • Christmas in the Pope's home Diocese in Germany

    12/22/2005 10:49:19 AM PST · by Gillibrand · 277+ views
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 21 December 2005 | Gillibrand
    The Virgin Mary and St Joseph, both faceless, seek logdings - an illustration from the front cover of the Diocesan newspaper. What a contrast with MariaHilf (Mary Helper), one of the major pilgrimage shrines in the Diocese. The retreat centre of the Diocese has been placed under the patronage of Mariahilf. It is also called Spectrum Church. The Germans trying to keep up with the Austrians and their plague of rainbow churches. On the 8th December, they forgot the Feast of the Immaculate which the rest of the Catholic world were celebrating but rather celebrated a Festival Mass to commemorate...
  • PHILEMON: A Brother Restored

    10/30/2005 10:49:38 AM PST · by P-Marlowe · 14 replies · 254+ views
    Ray C. Stedman Library ^ | March 24, 1968 | Ray C. Stedman
    PHILEMON: A Brother Restored by Ray C. Stedman This little letter to Philippians is a marvelous example of the strongest force in the universe to affect control over someone -- grace. It takes up one of the most difficult problems we ever encounter, that of resolving quarrels between family members. We can ignore something a stranger does to hurt us, but it is very hard to forgive a member of our own family or someone close to us. The key to this little letter is in the 16th verse. Paul says to Philippians that he is sending back Onesimus:
  • Conservatives are united behind the president to appoint strict constructionist judges!

    10/27/2005 4:23:45 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 322 replies · 4,612+ views
    October 27, 2005 | Jim Robinson
    We conservatives are united behind the president to appoint strict constructionists to the court. He has stated that he most admires Justices Scalia and Thomas. We will fight with him to the bitter end to get such nominees confirmed through the Senate. This is a historical once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reshape the court and start the constitutional restoration process for America! I am proud to stand behind the president in this effort and pledge my full unwavering support to this battle. Never give in, never retreat, never surrender!! God bless President Bush! God bless America!!
  • Basilica Restoration Reveals Paintings

    10/14/2005 8:34:15 AM PDT · by TradicalRC · 22 replies · 516+ views
    WBAL-TV ^ | September 28, 2005 | WBAL-TV
    BALTIMORE -- Four faces hidden since the Civil War emerged during renovations at the National Shrine of the Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, America's first cathedral. The 19th century shrine is closed for $32 million worth of renovations -- an overhaul that recently uncovered something priceless.
  • Gone With The Water (Prophetic article on Louisiana Wetlands)

    09/07/2005 10:00:29 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies · 592+ views
    The National Geographic ^ | October 2004 | Joel K. Bourne, Jr.
    The Louisiana bayou, hardest working marsh in America, is in big trouble—with dire consequences for residents, the nearby city of New Orleans, and seafood lovers everywhere. _________________________________________________ It was a broiling August afternoon in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Big Easy, the City That Care Forgot. Those who ventured outside moved as if they were swimming in tupelo honey. Those inside paid silent homage to the man who invented air-conditioning as they watched TV "storm teams" warn of a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico. Nothing surprising there: Hurricanes in August are as much a part of life in this town...
  • As School-Building Plan Fails, New Jersey Is Left With Slums (Eminent domain strikes again)

    08/26/2005 6:20:47 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies · 833+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 26, 2005 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN
    NEWARK, Aug. 25 - With its gangs, police shootings and struggles to modernize, this city seems to have enough problems. Now it has one more. Dewey Street used to be a proud middle-class neighborhood, a chamber of peace and quiet in Newark's gritty heart. But last year when the state cleared out tracts of land to build a school, most of the families were driven away. And now that the money for the school has evaporated, more than three dozen lots sit abandoned, one after another. James Searcy is one of the last residents here, a 74-year-old man with milky...
  • List: Justices Who Defied Expectations

    07/04/2005 11:38:18 AM PDT · by alessandrofiaschi · 21 replies · 599+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | Monday July 4, 2005 | AP
    Some of the Supreme Court justices who defied expectations of the presidents who appointed them: -Oliver Wendell Holmes, appointed by Republican Theodore Roosevelt in 1902, sided with businesses and voted against the president in a case challenging the Sherman Antitrust Act. Roosevelt reportedly said of Holmes afterward, ``Out of a banana I could carve a firmer backbone.'' -Felix Frankfurter, appointed by Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939, became a strong advocate of judicial restraint, clashing with liberal members who sought an active court role in protecting minorities and monitoring fairness in the political process, such as legislative redistricting. -Earl Warren,...
  • Changing planet revealed in atlas [satellite images]

    06/06/2005 8:35:35 AM PDT · by cogitator · 31 replies · 1,500+ views
    BBC News ^ | June 4, 2005
    Changing planet revealed in atlasAn atlas of environmental change compiled by the United Nations reveals some of the dramatic transformations that are occurring to our planet. It compares and contrasts satellite images taken over the past few decades with contemporary ones. These highlight in vivid detail the striking make-over wrought in some corners of the Earth by deforestation, urbanisation and climate change. The atlas has been released to mark World Environment Day. The United Nations Environment Programme (Unep) produced One Planet Many People: Atlas of Our Changing Environment in collaboration with other agencies such as the US Geological Survey and...
  • Just Whistle a Happy Tune

    05/09/2005 6:40:45 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 31 replies · 727+ views
    Christ or Chaos ^ | 08 May 2005 | Thomas A. Droleskey
    As I have noted in several brief commentaries in the past three weeks since the election of Pope Benedict XVI, each Catholic must pray fervently for the Successor of Saint Peter. We are neither pessimists (sad idiots) or optimists (happy idiots). Catholics are called to grow in the Supernatural Virtues of Faith, Hope, and Charity with every beat of their hearts, consecrated as they must be to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Although we must be concerned about the state of the Church in her human elements at present, we have to understand that...
  • Former officer sees the light in project (Ft Huachuca Black Officer's Club WWII Hist.)

    05/05/2005 5:02:07 PM PDT · by AZHua87 · 7 replies · 557+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA - The World War II black officers club on this Arizona Army post is falling apart. Windows have been boarded up. In a couple of places, beams of light shine in through deteriorating roofs to break the darkness inside. Looking from in and out of the building, retired Army Dr. (Col.) Clotilde D. Bowen sees a patient that can be helped. She is a psychiatrist, used to working through the deep, troubling recesses of people's troubled minds. She knows what once was bright can be made whole again. Bowen only recently heard about the plight of the building....
  • A Mormon's response to posts on "Religious Declaration of Sexual Morality"

    04/27/2005 6:07:01 PM PDT · by WingedPaladin · 488 replies · 5,322+ views
    It is of much relief to me to see not one single name in the list posted here belonging to a leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, otherwise known as the Mormons. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We firmly believe our leaders receive revelation directly from the Lord Jesus Christ and it is through revelation that our church began. We consider our church to be a restoration of the truths and blessings that were lost during the great apostasy that occurred after the apostles and prophets were killed...
  • CA: State to examine Hetch Hetchy restoration

    11/12/2004 10:35:05 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 971+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 11/12/04 | Herbert A. Sample
    OAKLAND - The Schwarzenegger administration has decided to assess studies of restoring the submerged Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park, an idea that has been fiercely criticized by San Francisco business and government interests. The governor's intentions came to light Thursday in a letter sent on his behalf by Resources Agency Secretary Mike Chrisman to two Assembly Democrats who have pushed for a state examination of re-establishing the valley. Chrisman wrote that the Department of Parks and Recreation would "review the growing body" of studies on Hetch Hetchy, including analyses by Environmental Defense, a conservation group, and the University...
  • MD, VA, PA, DC residents would support $50 fee for Chesapeake Bay cleanup

    10/12/2004 7:29:44 AM PDT · by cogitator · 51 replies · 749+ views
    WTOP ^ | 10/12/2004
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A poll paid for by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and conducted by a bipartisan research team found a majority of those polled would support paying $50 a year in fees to help clean up the bay and its tributaries. Of the 1,215 registered voters in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., who were polled by telephone from July 28 to Aug. 5, 64 percent said they would support annual state or local government fees of $50 if they were dedicated to "cleaning up and protecting the Chesapeake Bay and your local rivers, lakes and streams." Will...
  • Ex-Navy Surveillance Ship Getting New Life in Port Security

    09/26/2004 9:03:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies · 396+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 27, 2004 | PATRICK HEALY
    During its years in the Navy, the surveillance ship Stalwart patrolled the Atlantic, searching the silent waters for signs of Russian submarines. Its end came not from enemy fire, but old age and budget cuts, according to Navy documents. In all, it was a decent but unremarkable military career. But in a berth beneath the Throgs Neck Bridge, the empty, rust-scabbed ship has found its second life as a floating classroom and cargo-security laboratory. It is now being converted into the new headquarters of the New York State Strategic Center for Port and Maritime Security. Besides serving as office space...
  • Lebanon Loses Again

    09/05/2004 11:58:14 AM PDT · by forty_years · 543+ views ^ | September 5, 2004
    Ah, the travails of a tiny country caught at the crossroads of greater powers. Sound familiar? Lithuania? Armenia? Israel? There have been so many holocausts that we could easily pick one out of a hat and discuss it. But because of recent developments in Damascus and Beirut, we’ll discuss Lebanon today. In a move I found quite surprising, the U.N. Security Council voted Friday in, support for a free and fair electoral process in Lebanon's upcoming presidential election, conducted according to Lebanese constitutional rules devised without foreign interference or influence. The new U.N. resolution also called for, the restoration of...
  • Senators Call for GAO review of Chesapeake Bay program

    08/12/2004 8:35:11 AM PDT · by cogitator · 1 replies · 588+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 12, 2004 | Peter Whoriskey
    "Three U.S. senators are calling for an official review of the Chesapeake Bay restoration effort after news reports that the government agency leading the cleanup has overstated its progress." . . . "The Chesapeake Bay Program, the federal and state partnership directing the restoration of North America's largest estuary, has used numbers from a computer model to report significant reductions in the amounts of phosphorus and nitrogen running into bay waters. "The Washington Post reported last month that the model was twice found to have rested on erroneous assumptions that overstated the results of the cleanup. Some scientists questioned whether...
  • Father Violette's letter to the faithful

    08/04/2004 8:46:41 AM PDT · by AskStPhilomena · 8 replies · 342+ views
    Society of Saint Pius X, Canadian District ^ | July 2004 | Father Violette
    The month of July brings the good tidings of more priestly ordinations from our seminaries. Indeed, Providence has given our Society 15 new priests. On June 19, at St Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Winona, H. L. Bishop Williamson ordained 4 priests and 3 deacons. The ceremony was very well attended and Our Lord provided perfect weather. A week later, on June 26, H. L. Bishop Tissier de Mallerais ordained 3 priests at Sacred Heart Seminary in Zaitzkofen, Germany. Finally Bishop de Galarreta ordained 10 priests: 8 for the SSPX and 2 for the Capuchin order of Morgon, France. Three deacons...
  • Star Chart In Ancient Nara Tomb To Under Go Restoration (Japan)

    07/12/2004 3:05:42 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 1,181+ views
    Mainichi ^ | 7-12-2004
    Star chart in ancient Nara tomb to undergo restoration Japan's Agency for Cultural Affairs released a photograph of an ancient astronomical chart discovered on the wall of the Kitora tomb in Asuka, Nara Prefecture, on Monday as agency researchers decided to remove the chart and restore it. Courtesy of the Cultural Affairs Agency The chart is pictured on the roof of the tomb with four circles depicting the ecliptic and other celestial paths. Since the chart is peeling from the roof of the tomb, researchers had been discussing how to restore it and other murals. Some had expressed opposition to...
  • Rocket Restoration Under Way in Texas

    06/17/2004 10:32:36 PM PDT · by vger · 2 replies · 108+ views
    yahoo news ^ | Thu Jun 17, 2:19 PM ET | By PAM EASTON, Associated Press Writer
    HOUSTON - The Saturn V rocket resting on its side in a park outside NASA (news - web sites)'s Johnson Space Center has fallen into disrepair in steamy Houston's heat and humidity, becoming home to mold, owls and mice. Now officials are trying to restore the rocket, which never made it into space like the others that took astronauts to the moon between 1969 and 1972. Saturn V, longer than a football field, was planted in "Rocket Park" near the space center's main entrance in 1977. Mold and other unknown organisms are growing inside the rocket, where owls and mice...
  • Den of Dreams

    05/28/2004 10:11:08 PM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies · 612+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 29, 2004 | DAVID BROOKS
    Older readers will remember the golden era, long before every show on television was a makeover show. But that was before "This Old House" begat "Trading Spaces," which begat "While You Were Out," which begat "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," which begat "Pimp My Ride" (fixing up cars and bikes). Now the airwaves are filled with sexually ambiguous young male designers, bubbly female colorists in tight T-shirts, and sensitive but studly carpenters, who descend upon bland suburban rec rooms, closets and garages while the owner is away or in a coma. In a flurry of exuberance and flirtation, they transform a...
  • Michigan: Phrase 'in the year of our Lord' to be restored in governor's documents

    03/29/2004 4:56:56 AM PST · by 11th Earl of Mar · 6 replies · 136+ views
    <p>LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Gov. Jennifer Granholm has decided to restore the phrase "in the year of our Lord" to the date in official state documents bearing her signature, a spokeswoman said.</p> <p>Granholm wasn't consulted when it was removed by her staff and replaced with numerals the day she took office 15 months ago, spokeswoman Liz Boyd said Sunday, and the governor didn't notice that it was gone.</p>
  • Craftsman Revives Old Wood with Flame

    12/28/2003 8:01:54 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 4 replies · 187+ views
    Craftsman revives old wood with flame By Juliette Rule Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - As Tony Carr walks through the Depot Center, he tells stories about a piece of local past now erased by his labor. But what he leaves behind is in keeping with the architectural traditions of the late 19th century train station, which has been the subject of intense restoration over the last year. Carr, 45, is a restoration painter, and his contracted task of the last seven months has been to erase the signs of abuse and neglect on wood-framed windows at the...
  • Museum's restoration an Iraq success story

    11/21/2003 9:48:02 AM PST · by eyespysomething · 3 replies · 195+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 11-21-03 | CAROL MEGATHLIN
    In Kirkuk, Iraq, a high stone wall surrounds an ornate soldiers' barracks dating from the Ottoman Empire. Until a few weeks ago, the stone floors were fractured, littered with rubble and silenced by a velvet coat of sun-streaked dust. The fountain in the center of the courtyard was still, and green with scum. Around it, parched flowers straggled up among bleached cobblestones -- vestiges of bulbs planted long years ago. This is a historic site, a monument, for the citizens of Kirkuk, defining them to the rest of Iraq, integral to their culture, history and pride. Before Saddam Hussein's rise...