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  • Saint Rita of Cascia, Out of the Rocks of Lebanon [Catholic Caucus]

    11/05/2015 4:41:07 AM PST · by NYer · 4 replies
    Aletelia ^ | November 5, 2015 | SUB-DEACON ANTOINE ANTOUN
    Beirut/Aleteia (aleteia.org/ar) – How appropriate that this was done by someone from Lebanon, and from the rocks of Lebanon, specifically from Tartej. From these rocks, Nayef Alwan, who is from Aitou al-Zgharta in Lebanon, sculpted the statue of Saint Rita. This statue will be erected at the birthplace of Saint Rita—at the entrance of the town of Cascia, Italy—which is at the intersection of the roads between Cascia and Roccaporena.Alwan Nayef, of Lebanon, was the winner chosen out of many who had submitted miniature sculptures of the Saint to the town of Cascia. The statue was first flown to...
  • "The Kinkajou" Knickerbockers (Ben Selvin ensemble) Johnny Marvin (1927) [From "Rio Rita"]

    05/17/2015 12:52:23 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1927 | Ben Selvin
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  • Cause of death of Italian saint uncovered

    06/11/2010 2:27:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies · 687+ views
    BBC ^ | June 11, 2010
    Santa Rosa lies in a monastery in Viterbo near Rome Researchers have used X-ray techniques to uncover the cause of death of a 700-year-old Italian saint. Santa Rosa - who died when she was 18 or 19 years old - was most likely killed by a blood clot in the heart, say the Italian research team. It is said the 13th Century saint had miraculous powers that allowed her to raise someone from the dead and to survive the flames of a burning pyre. Her mummified remains are conserved in a monastery near Rome. Santa Rosa is one of...
  • [South Texas: County Commissioners]Court passes resolution in support of immigration reform

    02/09/2010 3:23:09 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 15 replies · 403+ views
    The Monitor ^ | February 08, 2010 | Jared Janes
    EDINBURG Hidalgo County commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday recognizing the contributions of immigrants to the Rio Grande Valley and offering their support to comprehensive immigration reform efforts. Citing the $400 million that immigrants contribute to the state's economy, the resolution calls for change to immigration policies that cause "great anguish to county residents who daily experience the tragedy of families divided by ineffective laws." The resolution was approved in advance of a state convention by the Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance where the group will ask Congress to pass legislation that provides a pathway to citizenship for undocumented residents,...
  • Obama visit to New Orleans stirs up strife

    10/14/2009 6:12:31 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 65 replies · 2,716+ views
    Nola.com ^ | October 14, 2009 | James Gill
    In Norway they may think that President Barack Obama has a great knack for peace, but around here his forte seems to be stirring up strife. New Orleans is mad because Obama's visit tomorrow will be little more than a whistlestop. The Mississippi Gulf Coast is mad because New Orleans gets all the attention, such as it is, while the lingering effects of Katrina over there are ignored. And from southwest Louisiana comes the cry, "What about Rita, Gustav and Ike? The president really needs to take a look at Cameron Parish." Obama is also being denounced for an apparent...
  • Veterans In Politics Talk Show Introduces Chris Simcox and Rita Bonilla

    06/12/2009 1:31:05 AM PDT · by SteveWsanson · 5 replies · 580+ views
    Veterans In Politics International ^ | June 12, 2009 | Steve Sanson
    Veterans In Politics Talk Show Introduces Chris Simcox and Rita Bonilla LIVE on www.AllTalkRadio.net June 13:: Chris Simcox President/Founder of the Minutemen Civil Defense Corps and Candidate for US Senator Representing the Great State of Arizona:: Rita Bonilla member of Secured Borders USA and activist "You Dont Speak For Me! "Veterans In Politics" is a weekly radio show produced by the Veterans In Politics International and hosted by Steve Sanson and co-hosted by Ronda Baldwin Kennedy. The "Veterans In Politics" show is live every Saturday 2:05 PM Pacific Time you can call in and speak to the guest or/and hosts...
  • A Transportation Alternative In Texas

    04/08/2008 5:44:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies · 228+ views
    The Houstonian ^ | April 8, 2008 | Sally Abdelmottlep
    Cars have been a huge part of our lives. We use them to get around anywhere. It might have been the best invention mankind came up with, but we all hate several common things about cars, such as the cost of gas prices and traffic. We think sometimes in our imagination how awesome it would be if cars had wings, so maybe one day we will fly through terrific! We also despise accidents, high insurance and drunk driving. Sometimes, I feel that we need other alternative means of transportation, such as a subway system in the state of Texas; maybe...
  • Hurricanes [Katrina & Rita] produced largest forestry disaster [AND GW!!]

    11/16/2007 7:36:51 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 28 replies · 484+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 11/16/07 | Anon
    New satellite imaging has revealed that hurricanes Katrina and Rita produced the largest single forestry disaster on record in America - an essentially unreported ecological catastrophe that killed or severely damaged some 320 million trees in Mississippi and Louisiana. The die-off, caused initially by wind and later by the pooling of stagnant water, was so massive that researchers say it will add significantly to the greenhouse gas buildup - ultimately putting as much carbon from dying vegetation into the air as the rest of the American forest takes out in a year of photosynthesis. In addition, the downing of so...
  • Howard K. Stern Sues Rita Cosby Over Anna Nicole Book ($60 million)

    10/03/2007 9:02:54 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 22 replies · 1,708+ views
    Anna Nicole Smith's longtime companion Howard K. Stern is suing a journalist for "exploiting" the memory of the late model/actress. Stern filed a $60 million lawsuit against Rita Cosby on Tuesday over "false allegations" in her new book "Blonde Ambition: The Untold Story Behind Anna Nicole Smith's Death." The book claims Stern and Larry Birkhead - the father of Smith's daughter Dannielynn - were lovers who plotted to get control of the late star's estate. Cosby, a former MSNBC correspondent, claims there is a sex tape to prove the pair were lovers. But Stern's attorney, L. Lin Wood, has furiously...
  • Rita Cosby Out at MSNBC (Contract expires on April Fools Day)

    03/12/2007 9:35:22 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 87 replies · 3,599+ views
    Braodcast and Cable ^ | 3/19/07 | Anne Becker
    Rita Cosby is leaving MSNBC at the end of the month. Her contract was due to expire April 1 and was not going to be renewed, according to sources familiar with the matter. MSNBC cancelled Cosby's 10 p.m. show, Rita Cosby Live and Direct, in June. The network dumped Tucker Carlson's 11 p.m. show then too to make way for documentary programming. At the time, Cosby was named head of a new specials unit, but she has been featured sparingly since. The former Fox News personality gained notoriety for her celebrity pieces, most recently a story on Anna Nicole Smith's...
  • Accusations of Agency Error in Disaster Loans (Katrina/Rita)

    02/27/2007 5:50:12 PM PST · by PAR35 · 6 replies · 504+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 27, 2007 | RON NIXON and LESLIE EATON
    Last September, the Small Business Administration, which provides most long-term rebuilding aid to disaster victims, accelerated its lending to homeowners and businesses in the Gulf Coast, responding to criticism that it had been slow to respond to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita of 2005. But now federal investigators are looking into accusations that in speeding up its work, the agency made thousands of loans without following its own rules to avoid fraud. Current and former employees of the agency have told investigators that agency workers failed to secure proper proof that borrowers owned the houses they were supposed to rebuild or...
  • FEMA Wants Over $300M in Katrina Aid Back

    02/06/2007 4:04:09 AM PST · by Calpernia · 26 replies · 1,025+ views
    1010wins ^ | By FRANK BASS and MICHELLE ROBERTS
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- In the neighborhood President Bush visited right after Hurricane Katrina, the U.S. government gave $84.5 million to more than 10,000 households. But Census figures show fewer than 8,000 homes existed there at the time. Now the government wants back a lot of the money it disbursed across the region. The Federal Emergency Management Administration has determined nearly 70,000 Louisiana households improperly received $309.1 million in grants, and officials acknowledge those numbers are likely to grow. In the chaotic period after two deadly hurricanes, Katrina and Rita, slammed the Gulf Coast in 2005 - Katrina making landfall...
  • New ruling puts freeze on FEMA payments

    12/23/2006 7:35:55 AM PST · by OBXWanderer · 29 replies · 878+ views
    Chron.com ^ | 12/22/2006 | Patti Reinert, Susan Carroll
    WASHINGTON Just as federal housing money was to start flowing again to thousands of Texas-based hurricane evacuees, a federal appeals court put everything on hold Friday. The ruling means that about 4,200 families in Houston, San Antonio and Austin who were left homeless by hurricanes Katrina and Rita will have to wait until at least February to find out whether the federal government is required to restore their rental assistance payments. By then, the temporary housing program will have expired unless Congress or President Bush extend it.
  • FEMA emergency homes destroyed by the elements (UNUSED trailers)

    11/15/2006 7:43:40 AM PST · by FourPeas · 47 replies · 1,774+ views
    AP ^ | November 15, 2006
    NEW ORLEANS Hundreds of modular homes meant for hurricane victims were damaged beyond repair while unused and unprotected from weather.The Federal Emergency Management Agency bought the homes as emergency housing for victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.Katrina slammed the Gulf coast in August of 2005.Rita came ashore in southeast Texas the following month.The failure to protect the homes from the sun and rain while they were in storage was outlined in a report by the Homeland Security Department's inspector general.FEMA says many sat unused for months at an Army depot in Texarkana, Texas, because of restrictions on where such homes...
  • Jurors won't hear about bus blaze

    09/26/2006 3:42:16 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 2 replies · 309+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 09/26/2006 | JAMES PINKERTON
    MCALLEN - Jurors today will hear about maintenance and safety practices of charter bus company Global Limo Inc. but not about the bus fire that killed 23 nursing home residents evacuated from Houston last year as Hurricane Rita bore down. U.S. District Judge Ricardo Hinojosa granted a defense motion to limit testimony to alleged mismanagement that occurred during a four-month period before last year's accident. James H. Maples, president and director of Pharr-based Global, faces charges he falsified driver time records and failed to adequately inspect and maintain his fleet of buses. The company was shut down for safety violations...
  • Millions of dollars given to those fleeing RitaFEMA didn't require receipts or proof of damage

    09/25/2006 5:46:36 PM PDT · by Orange1998 · 8 replies · 317+ views
    Millions of dollars given to those fleeing RitaFEMA didn't require receipts or proof of damage By Ted Oberg (9/25/06 - KTRK/HOUSTON) - It could've been the most profitable toll-free phone call you ever made. During the Hurricane Rita evacuation last year, thousands of Houstonians stopped on their way out of town to call FEMA and collect thousands. If you didn't get free FEMA money, your neighbor may have. Thousands of dollars were just a phone call away. Last year, with Hurricane Rita spinning in the Gulf of Mexico and criticism of FEMA spinning out of control, the agency was willing...
  • Study Challenges thinking on the wetlands

    09/23/2006 8:36:01 AM PDT · by UpTurn · 2 replies · 379+ views
    The Times-Picayune ^ | September 22, 2006 | Mathew Brown
    Challenging the widely held view that levees and hurricanes are two of the biggest perpetrators in the ongoing demise of Louisiana's coast, researchers from Louisiana State University say the millions of tons of sand and silt swept in by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita prove that major storms actually help wetlands. Their conclusions, reported in today's edition of the journal Science and based on sediment measurements taken after the storms, call into question the entire foundation of Louisiana's sweeping coastal restoration program. That effort has been driven by the assumption that levees along the Mississippi River starved the coast of vital...
  • Time to Move the Mississippi, Experts Say

    09/23/2006 8:22:42 AM PDT · by UpTurn · 26 replies · 1,003+ views
    The New York Times ^ | September 19, 2006 | Cornelia Dean
    Scientists have long said the only way to restore Louisianas vanishing wetlands is to undo the elaborate levee system that controls the Mississippi River, not with the small projects that have been tried here and there, but with a massive diversion that would send the muddy river flooding wholesale into the states sediment-starved marshes. And most of them have long dismissed the idea as impractical, unaffordable and lethal to the regions economy. Now, they are reconsidering. In fact, when a group of researchers convened last April to consider the fate of the Louisiana coast, their recommendation was unanimous: divert the...
  • Katrina, Rita Actually Helped Wetlands, Study Says

    09/22/2006 7:03:27 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 597+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 9-21-2006 | Willie Drye
    Katrina, Rita Actually Helped Wetlands, Study Says Willie Drye for National Geographic News September 21, 2006 A new study makes the provocative claim that Hurricanes Katrina and Rita actually helped stabilize coastal wetlands by depositing tons of silt and sedimenteven as the storms devastated dozens of square miles of the low-lying areas. The new findings contradict long-held theories that rivers are the primary source of the sediment that forms wetlands, says research leader R. Eugene Turner, an ecologist at Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge. The study also counters beliefs that the loss of wetlandsespecially on the eastern Louisiana...
  • La. may replant private golf course

    09/22/2006 7:32:03 AM PDT · by Ellesu · 18 replies · 659+ views
    nola.com ^ | 09/22/06 | Robert Travis Scott
    Money added to state budget for West Bank storm damage: BATON ROUGE -- After spending more than $13 million to subsidize a West Bank golf club before Hurricane Katrina, the state is now poised to spend half a million dollars more to replace storm-damaged trees on the course. The additional aid to the privately operated Tournament Players Club Louisiana is tucked into the state budget passed by legislators this spring and signed by Gov. Kathleen Blanco. The budget lists the $500,000 expenditure as a "forestry program for the planting of trees and other native plants due to losses sustained from...