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  • Joan Rivers had surprise throat biopsy that cut off her air supply, source claims

    09/10/2014 3:49:35 AM PDT · by iowamark · 55 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/9/2014 | Don Kaplan
    EXCLUSIVE: The late comedian went to Yorkville Endoscopy for a routine endoscopy on Aug. 28, but a doctor — who arrived with Rivers' entourage — offered to perform a biopsy after another doctor noticed 'something' on the entertainer's vocal chords, a medical source told the Daily News. The routine surgical procedure Joan Rivers was supposed to undergo turned deadly when a doctor who arrived at the clinic with the legendary comic’s entourage performed an unplanned biopsy on her vocal cords, a medical source who was briefed on the case told The News. Such a procedure is not supposed to be...
  • Joan Rivers Banned Michelle Obama From Her Funeral?

    09/09/2014 8:27:57 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 27 replies
    http://uptownmagazine.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | Angela Wilson
    It’s no secret that the late comedy icon Joan Rivers was no friend of First Lady Michelle Obama. And according to a late interview only weeks before her death, the Fashion Police host banned Mrs. Obama from attending her wake. In an interview with The Sunday Times magazine, Rivers also banned singer Adele, calling her “fat,” and Chelsea Handler, before calling her a “drunk” and a “whore.” At a signing for her new book Diary of a Mad Diva at an NYC Barnes & Noble, a reporter asked Rivers about the possibility of the first gay president, where she replied:...
  • Joan Rivers banned Adele, Michelle Obama from funeral

    09/08/2014 5:36:14 PM PDT · by ncalburt · 64 replies
    WSYR-tv ^ | 9-8-2014 | Staff
    http://www.localsyr.com/story/d/story/joan-rivers-banned-adele-michelle-obama-from-funer/32046/HKvlbfyHyUWsgvkvFUmWlw
  • Too Funny. Or Die.

    09/05/2014 8:26:32 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-5-2014 | MOTUS
    Today’s post is dedicated to Joan Rivers. Because she was funny and she made you laugh, on purpose. Yes, she could be crude, mean, non-politically correct; everything we need as antidotes to the touchy-feely world crafted by our politically correct betters. Oh, they’re funny too, only not on purpose;- and they make you laugh not in a “funny ha ha” way, butt more of a “Funny or Die” way. Which sounds a little like the way those pesky Islamic extremists win people to their side: “convert or die.”For example, Barry on the Funny or Die network’s “Between Two Ferns” show last...
  • Joan Rivers dead at 81

    09/04/2014 12:01:58 PM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 173 replies
    Radio (KEIB) | 9/4/2014 | KEIB
    Breaking but officially announced by daughter. RIP
  • Joan Rivers Dead at 81- Rest in Peace

    09/04/2014 12:15:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 103 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/4/14 | Jim Hoft
    Joan Rivers passed away today after suffering complications during surgery. She was 81.NBC News reported: Raspy-voiced and brassy, Rivers was always self-deprecating, foul-mouthed and politically incorrect. A master of reinvention, she endured in show business because of her tenacious work ethic — which she credited to her “immigrant mentality.”Comedians typically push the envelope, but Rivers proved time and again that she didn’t even see the envelope. To her fans, she was as shocking as she was endearing.“The way she is funny, she tells the truth according to herself,” the late film critic Roger Ebert wrote in 2010. “She hates...
  • Joan Rivers Emergency Underlines Importance of Hospital Admitting Privileges

    09/01/2014 9:18:48 AM PDT · by celmak · 47 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 09/01/2014 | Jill Stanek
    What connects this to the abortion issue is what NBC News’ chief medical editor, Dr. Nancy Snyderman (pictured below right), said we could learn from this tragedy on the August 29 Today show: SNYDERMAN: The really important thing here is that every time you think you’re going to have a procedure, no matter how minor, you have to constantly remind yourself that although these things are rare, they can happen. And one more thing I should say, make sure your doctor has admitting privileges to the local hospital, because in this case it may well have saved Joan Rivers’ life.”...
  • Sarah Palin: Pray for Joan Rivers

    08/30/2014 8:12:59 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 29 2014 | Judy Kurtz
    “As you may remember, I developed a soft spot in my heart for her when we were on Wife Swap together,” Palin writes. “Please pray for her healing and for her family during this awful time. :(“ Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/216273-sarah-palin-pray-for-joan-rivers#ixzz3Bt9fJa5D Follow us: @thehill on Twitter | TheHill on Facebook
  • Joan Rivers Defends Israel in Epic Rant

    07/25/2014 12:14:05 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 39 replies
    Breitbart via TMZ ^ | 7/25/2014 | Breitbart TV
    (Language Warning) When TMZ caught up with comedian Joan Rivers Thursday outside of LAX she unleashed an emotional rant on the Israeli and Palestinian conflict, screaming, "You are all insane, they [Palestinians] started it!" Rivers got animated at the paparazzi's question about the mounting civilian casualties, saying, “Let me just tell you, if New Jersey were firing rockets into New York, we would wipe them out. If we heard they were digging tunnels from New Jersey to New York, we would get rid of Jersey."
  • Joan Rivers Goes Off On Epic Israel/Palestine Rant

    07/25/2014 10:01:11 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 51 replies
    http://www.tmz.com/ ^ | July 25, 2014 | TMZ Staff
    Joan Rivers jettisoned comedy for politics ... unleashing an impassioned defense of Israel that included an awesome New York/New Jersey analogy.
  • Fourth of July 2014: “A republic, Madam, if you can keep it.”

    07/04/2014 4:39:44 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-4-2014 | MOTUS
    Well, I know someone who’s not invited to this year’s White House 4th of July BBQ: Consider this my contribution to your Independence Day celebration; somebody else can bring the baked beans this year. It’s obvious that Joanie is suicidal, most likely due to one too many face lifts. Butt as long as I’m covering things that are not true, I would like to point out that the rumor circulating about Big Guy visiting a Mosque on the 4th are likewise not true. As they say, good satire contains an element of truth, and great satire is totally believable.Now, back...
  • Joan Rivers Calls President “Gay,” Michelle Obama “Tr*nny” — Watch Video Here

    07/03/2014 7:13:05 PM PDT · by stuck_in_new_orleans · 112 replies
    So Joan called Obama "Gay" and Mooshell "a tranny". Because she insulted a Dem president she will likely be fired. http://www.gossipcop.com/joan-rivers-michelle-obama-tranny-president-gay/
  • Arizona Yellow-Billed Cuckoo Could Be Listed As Threatened Bird Species

    04/14/2014 9:33:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    KJZZ ^ | April 10, 2014 | Steve Shadley
    A bird native to Arizona and other western states could be listed as a threatened species by the federal government. The Yellow-billed Cuckoo lives along the Verde, Colorado and San Pedro Rivers in Arizona. It also can be found at the Gila River and Rio Grande in New Mexico and the Sacramento and Kern Rivers in California. Federal officials said the bird’s habitat is shrinking because of dams and other construction projects on the rivers, plus cattle grazing.
  • Man catches 2 bull sharks in Potomac

    08/26/2013 6:44:04 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 30 replies
    WaPo ^ | 8/21/2013 | Julie Zauzmer
    Catching a 300-pound killer shark is supposed to be a once-in-a-lifetime event. But nearly three years after commercial fisherman John “Willy” Dean hauled in the first bull shark recorded in the Potomac in 37 years, he repeated the feat Tuesday — twice. The first of the two bull sharks Dean caught Tuesday in the waters off of Point Lookout State Park at the tip of St. Mary’s County was already dead in the water. Sharks need a constant flow of moving water to breathe, Dean’s son Greg said. Constrained in a net that the Deans use to take in fish...
  • Chart: The 7,000 Streams that Become the Mississippi River

    07/20/2013 10:39:45 PM PDT · by blam · 54 replies
    Slate ^ | By Chris Kirk|Posted Thursday, July 18, 2013, at 10:34 AM | Chris Kirk, Slate
    <p>A new online tool released by the Department of the Interior this week allows users to select any major stream and trace it up to its sources or down to its watershed.</p> <p>The above map, exported from the tool, highlights all the major tributaries that feed into the Mississippi River, illustrating the river’s huge catchment area of approximately 1.15 million square miles, or 37 percent of the land area of the continental U.S.</p>
  • The Mighty Mississippi to Run Dry?

    08/06/2012 10:47:43 PM PDT · by Aquamarine · 61 replies
    theTrumpet.com ^ | August 7, 2012 | Robert Morley
    If the world’s largest navigable river system goes dry, the economic consequences will be felt around the world. What is the single greatest reason America is so wealthy? According to the analysts at Stratfor, it is because of a river. They have to be joking, right? What about America’s vast gold resources? What about its mountains of coal? America is the world’s third-largest oil producer—surely that is why. Then there is America’s temperate climate and fertile soils that traditionally make it the world’s breadbasket. And don’t forget America’s human capital, Yankee ingenuity, and Protestant work ethic. Surely these factors are...
  • JOAN RIVERS TO OBAMA: DON'T REDISTRIBUTE MY HARD-EARNED CASH

    06/11/2012 4:55:13 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 22 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | June 11, 2012 | BreitBart News
    President Barack Obama has virtually every celebrity in his corner - including the nation's surrogate grandmother, Betty White. But the tireless Joan Rivers, out promoting her latest book, didn't sign on for Obama's soak the rich policy solutions.} Rivers, following the path blazed by fellow comic Jon Lovitz, isn't too keen on the government taking more of her hard-earned cash.
  • NFL Quarterback Phillip Rivers endorses Santorum (AL Native)

    03/08/2012 4:16:33 PM PST · by parksstp · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8 March 2012 | Justin Sink
    San Diego Chargers quarterback — and Alabama native — Philip Rivers announced Thursday that he would endorse Rick Santorum in the state's presidential primary, praising the former Pennsylvania senator's record on social issues. "I am supporting Rick Santorum for President because of his stance on issues that attack vital Christian values our country was founded upon: no abortion, upholding traditional marriage, defending religious freedom, no euthanasia," Rivers said in a statement. The quarterback went on to pledge to help Santorum as he campaigns through the Deep South.
  • Joan Rivers scraps Obama joke over racism fears

    10/26/2010 9:41:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    3News ^ | 10/26/10 | Staff
    Comedienne Joan Rivers ditched a gag about Michelle Obama from her routine - because she feared she'd be accused of racism. The comedy legend wrote a joke about US President Barack Obama's wife, poking fun at her dress sense and comparing her to former First Lady Jackie Onassis by dubbing her "Blackie O". But she backed out of using the line on her chat show for US network E! - to avoid criticism that the joke was racially-motivated. Rivers tells Britain's Independent Magazine, "I was going to compare her to Jackie O, but call her Blackie O."
  • Officials kill grizzly bears to head-off lawsuits before they arise

    08/01/2010 8:58:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 106 replies · 21+ views
    Bear Attack Examiner ^ | July 31, 2010 | Dave Smith
    Wildlife officials have killed a grizzly bear in Wyoming and a grizzly bear in Montana to head-off potential lawsuits. The Montana grizzly killed and partially consumed Kevin Kammer at a Gallatin National Forest campground near Cooke City, Mont. on July 29. The Wyoming grizzly killed 70 year-old botanist Erwin Evert on June 17 on the Shoshone National Forest near the East Entrance of Yellowstone National Park. The circumstances were quite different, but the decision to kill the bears was undoubtedly influenced by a 1996 court case over the terrible bear mauling of 16 year-old Anna Knochel at a U.S. Forest...
  • 38 DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD

    07/11/2010 2:43:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 3+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.justice.gov/usao/mow/news2010/harrison.ind.htm JULY 9, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BLACK MARKET TRAVEL AGENTS 38 DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD LOCAL INVESTIGATION EXPOSES NATIONWIDE NETWORK THAT USED STOLEN IDENTITIES, CREDIT CARDS TO PURCHASE AIRLINE TICKETS KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 38 defendants from across the United States have been charged in a series of indictments that allege an extensive network of black market travel agents who used the stolen identities of thousands of victims as part of a multi-million dollar fraud scheme...
  • Robert Kennedy Jr.: ‘Factory Farm’ Crusader Lives High On the Hog

    03/29/2010 2:03:42 PM PDT · by KippLanham · 4 replies · 332+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 29, 2010 | Dennis T. Avery
    What is the environmental movement thinking? Now extending the list of their mistakes is a Robert Kennedy Jr. campaign to dump millions of tons of hog waste into American rivers … while his trial lawyer acquaintances take billions suing the modern confinement farms that produce most of America’s meat and eggs. How does that square with Bobby’s long-term claim to be the nation’s top “riverkeeper”? Read more:
  • Veterans In Politics Talk Show Introduces Mike Wiley and David Rivers

    09/22/2009 12:41:03 PM PDT · by SteveWsanson · 145+ views
    Veterans In Politics ^ | September 22, 2009 | Steve Sanson
    Veterans In Politics Talk Show Introduces Mike Wiley and David Rivers LIVE on www.AllTalkRadio.net Our Listeners for the month of August are 109,859 thousand: Thank You: September 26: Mike Wiley Republican Candidate for US Senate Representing Nevada: David Rivers former Judicial candidate for District Court Department 10 and Attorney: "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 on www.alltalkradio.net. 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...
  • Redistricting gives senior congressman toughest race in half a century

    06/17/2002 8:26:50 PM PDT · by LarryLied · 12 replies · 255+ views
    AP/Nando Times ^ | 6/17/02 | NEDRA PICKLER
    Democratic Rep. John Dingell has taken on heads of multibillion-dollar corporations, Cabinet secretaries and presidents during his 47 years as a congressman. But he has had few real political challenges like the one he is facing this summer. The most senior member of the House is looking at his toughest re-election bid in almost four decades, and the challenge is coming from a younger, more liberal congresswoman in his own party. Rep. Lynn Rivers got her political start in the mid-1980s when she was frustrated with her daughter's reading program and ran for the school board. Neither candidate wants to...
  • Fargo divides day between church, city's salvation

    03/29/2009 5:59:10 PM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 2 replies · 378+ views
    AP ^ | 3/29/09 | JAMES MacPHERSON and JULIANA BARBASSA
    FARGO, N.D. – Weary residents of this sandbagged city came together in churches Sunday, counting their blessings that the Red River finally stopped rising and praying the levees would hold back its wrath. A brief levee break that swamped a school provided a warning of the kind of threat that still hangs over them in the days ahead. Church services that are a staple of life on Sunday mornings in Fargo took on greater significance as people gathered after a week of round-the clock sandbagging. They sang hymns and held hands, asking together for divine help in avoiding disaster. "At...
  • Wild, scenic designation possible for parts of Colorado River, Deep Creek

    11/15/2008 11:26:12 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies · 502+ views
    The Daily Sentinel ^ | November 14, 2008 | GARY HARMON
    The U.S. Forest Service is moving ahead on a proposal to determine whether parts of the Colorado River and Deep Creek are suitable candidates for inclusion in the national Wild and Scenic River System. The Colorado River Water Conservation District, however, is looking at ways to fend off such a designation. “We’re working on coming up with something that protects the values that make them eligible for wild and scenic designation without imposition of all the federal controls,” said Chris Treese of the river district. The river district is hoping to preserve flexibility and greater local control on the management...
  • 700 Evacuated and 2 Missing After Heavy Rains Wreak Havoc on Ruidoso (NM)

    07/28/2008 7:01:51 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 32 replies · 275+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 28, 2008 | Rene Romo
    <p>Emergency personnel evacuated about 700 people from Ruidoso and Ruidoso Downs early Sunday as the rain-swollen Rio Ruidoso overwhelmed several bridges in town, coursed over roads, damaged homes and stranded dozens of campers in the area.</p>
  • Dated Levees Could Place Lives Of Residents Near Mississippi River In Danger

    06/20/2008 2:40:38 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 26 replies · 152+ views
    All Headline News ^ | June 20, 2008 | Vittorio Hernandez
    Des Moines, IA (AHN) - The flooding of the Mississippi River has brought out to the open the fact that half of 31 levees between southern Iowa and St. Louis are dated and could no longer withstand the river's rampaging waters.According to the Army Corps of Engineers the majority of the levees were build three decades ago, while some were as old as 6 decades. With a National Weather Service forecast of more rains and higher waters on the river, the army engineers fear at least 18 of the levees would give way and this would result to worst flooding...
  • Guard Members in Two States Prepare for Rising Rivers

    06/16/2008 4:34:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 161+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Lt. Col. Ellen G. Krenke, USAF
    WASHINGTON, June 16, 2008 – More than 600 National Guard members in Illinois and Missouri are continuing sandbagging operations along the Mississippi River today in an effort to thwart the flood waters that are subsiding in Iowa. Soldiers from 1138th Transportation Company, based at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., fill sandbags June 15, 2008, in Clarksville, Mo., an area expected to get more flood water this week. Photo by Gary Stevens, Missouri National Guard  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The Illinois and Missouri rivers flow into the Mississippi River just north of St. Louis. Flooding on those rivers is not...
  • 69 Chinese dams damaged

    05/25/2008 7:44:51 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 48 replies · 67+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | May 25, 2008 | Bill Schiller
    Cracks run on the top of a dam in Wenchuan, China's southwest Sichuan Province May 20, 2008. CHENGDU, China – Nearly 70 dams scarred by the force of China's most powerful earthquake in three decades were in danger of bursting, the government said Sunday, while looming rains added to worries about relief efforts for millions of homeless survivors. The confirmed death toll from the May 12 quake rose to 62,664, with another 23,775 people missing, Cabinet spokesman Guo Weimin said. Premier Wen Jiabao has said the number of dead could surpass 80,000. A magnitude 5.8 aftershock rattled the quake area...
  • SEA LIONS AND TREES AND SALMON (Reinhard)

    05/04/2008 9:29:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies · 160+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | May 4, 2008 | David Reinhard
    I 'm with Joyce Kilmer -- "I think that I shall never see/ A poem lovely as a tree." I'm even with city Commissioner Dan Saltzman, who recently waxed poetical before the Portland City Council on the "incredible" "show-stopping" trees growing in Portland. But before I could recall the last lines of Kilmer's poem -- "Poems are made by fools like me, / But only God can make a tree!" -- Saltzman went on to say something that's creepy and chilling: "It sometimes pains me to think that we have no ability to control their destiny -- that a private...
  • Tribes, U.S. sign deal on NW dams (OR, WA)

    05/03/2008 10:45:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies · 165+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | May 3, 2008 | Scott Learn
    HORSETHIEF LAKE, Wash. -- Fidelia Andy was a 6-year-old happily running coffee to tribal fishermen at Celilo Falls when the federal government signed a deal with the tribes that flooded the falls and her family's home in the rising waters behind The Dalles Dam. On Friday, more than 50 years later, Andy and other leaders of four Northwest tribes finalized a new $900 million agreement with the federal government that they hope will begin to reverse the damage done by Columbia River system dams. "We Indians gave up so much in the past," Andy, a Yakama tribal leader and chairwoman...
  • Hope For An Ailing (Klamath) River

    01/21/2008 12:20:56 PM PST · by marsh2 · 17 replies · 139+ views
    Eugene Register-Guard ^ | 1/18/08 | unknown
    The agreement announced Tuesday on the future of the Klamath River offers reason for cautious hope that the troubled waterway can recover from years of human intervention and abuse while meeting the conflicting needs of fish and farms. The agreement � forged by the farmers, fishermen, American Indians, government agencies and conservation groups whose views on the Klamath’s future long have clashed � achieves the seemingly impossible: a broadly supported plan to allocate the free-flowing waters of the river without dams. Therein lies the hope. And therein lies the caution. That these longtime adversaries, who for years battled over a...
  • The Three Gorges One Dam Thing After Another

    11/02/2007 6:54:43 PM PDT · by JACKRUSSELL · 45 replies · 133+ views
    The Economist ^ | November 1, 2007 | The Economist
    Sceptics about the world's biggest hydroelectric dam are being vindicated (MIAOHE) -- Peasants in the village of Miaohe on the north bank of the Yangzi River say nothing like it had occurred in their lifetimes, nor those of their parents and grandparents. One afternoon in April, for a few grim seconds, the ground shook beneath them. The Wild Cat landslide, long at rest beneath the terraced maize fields, orange-tree groves and earth-brick houses perched on the steep slope, was stirring. Experts had long worried about the Wild Cat, 17km (10 miles) upstream from the Three Gorges dam in a narrow...
  • Three Gorges Dam is a disaster in the making, China admits

    09/27/2007 7:07:36 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 12 replies · 190+ views
    The Times (London) ^ | September 27, 2007 | Jane Macartney
    It was hailed as one of the engineering feats of the 20th century. Now the Three Gorges Dam across China’s mighty Yangtze River threatens to become an environmental catastrophe. In an unprecedented admission of blame, Communist Party officials gave a stark warning yesterday of impending disaster in the vast area around the dam if preventive measures are not urgently introduced. For more than a decade China has promoted the world’s biggest hydro-electric project as the best way to end centuries of floods along the basin of the Yangtze and to provide energy to fuel the country’s economic boom. The Government...
  • Second Thames Flood Barrier Planned (London)

    08/26/2007 3:01:43 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 271+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-26-2007 | Melissa Kite
    Second Thames flood barrier planned By Melissa Kite, Deputy Political Editor, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 1:42am BST 26/08/2007 A new £20 billion Thames barrier to save London from a potentially disastrous flooding threat is the centrepiece of a series of measures planned by the Government. The existing Thames barrier was completed in 1983 Phil Woolas, the minister for climate change, told The Sunday Telegraph that a feasibility study into a second Thames barrier, potentially required within 25 years, was due to report in a matter of weeks. In addition, new flood defences are being planned for all major police, fire...
  • Orthodox patriots clean Moscow River after gay cruise

    06/30/2007 6:41:52 AM PDT · by Webby_surfer · 9 replies · 841+ views
    Russia-ic ^ | 26.06.2007 | Natalya L.
    24 June, Moscow. The day after the 2nd gay cruise in Moscow, nearly 200 members of Russian Orthodox-patriotic organizations went on a ceremonial motor ship trip along the Moscow River to "clean the river of filth" with a slogan “We are Russians – God with us. Read the FULL story: Orthodox patriots clean Moscow River after gay cruise
  • Going Nowhere Fast: Top Rivers Facing Mounting Threats

    03/21/2007 4:06:29 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 468+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 3-21-2007 | WWF
    Source: World Wildlife Fund Date: March 21, 2007 Going Nowhere Fast: Top Rivers Face Mounting Threats Science Daily — Rivers on every continent are drying out, threatening severe water shortages, according to a new WWF report. Aerial view of the Mekong River, one of the ten rivers listed in the WWF report as being threatened by pollution and dams. (Credit: WWF-Canon / Elizabeth Kemf) The report, World's Top Rivers at Risk, released ahead of World Water Day (22 March), lists the top ten rivers that are fast dying as a result of climate change, pollution and dams. “All the rivers...
  • Rivers: 'Gibson should die'

    10/14/2006 6:53:56 PM PDT · by familyop · 187 replies · 4,732+ views
    IrelandOn-Line ^ | 14OCT06 | IrelandOn-Line
    Jewish comedienne Joan Rivers has launched a scathing attack on Mel Gibson, insisting the actor should "die" for the anti-Semitic comments he made to police officers who arrested him for drink driving in July. The outspoken comic urges people to boycott Gibson's TV interviews with newswoman Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America, because the exposure will only help to heal the actor/director's tarnished public image. She tells Celebrity Week: "He is an anti-Semitic son of a bitch. He should f**king die. "I think everyone should not watch the interview with Diane Sawyer. The hypocrisy is what I hate. You know...
  • It won't work (More Excuses from the left on Securing the Border)

    09/24/2006 1:07:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 20 replies · 625+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Brady McCombs
    Canyons, rivers and shifting sand - plus a multibillion-dollar price tag, more violence and less business - make sealing the border all but impossible It stretches between two seas and slithers across four states. It climbs mountains, traverses canyons and slices through cities. Most of it, including long stretches in Arizona, California and New Mexico, is vast and open, marked by wooden posts linked with sagging barbed wire, cement obelisks or nothing at all. In some cities, 10- to 15-foot-tall fences protect it. For 1,254 miles in Texas, it becomes a plodding, chocolate-colored river called the Rio Grande. The line...
  • Demolition of Potomac bridge wows crowd

    08/29/2006 10:20:33 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 300+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/29/06 | Matthew Barakat - ap
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A section of the obsolete Woodrow Wilson Bridge was brought down early Tuesday, the planned demolition set in motion by a longtime commuter who won a contest for the honor. A few minutes after midnight, Dan Ruefly pushed a ceremonial plunger to begin the countdown to destroy a half-mile section of the span that carries Interstate 95 traffic over the Potomac River between Maryland and Virginia. Then, engineers set off the explosive charges that collapsed a half-mile section of steel girders on the Virginia side of the 45-year-old bridge. Hundreds of people submitted entries to the contest...
  • Expert: Tiny shrimp found in Pa. river [Monongahela] a sign of water's health

    08/23/2006 5:42:12 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 28 replies · 610+ views
    TimesLeader ^ | 8/23/06 | MICHAEL COWDEN
    Biologists have discovered a species of shrimp in the Monongahela River for the first time, a discovery the scientists say is evidence that the river's water quality is improving. Known as glass or grass shrimp, the tiny, translucent creatures are native to the Mississippi River basin and prefer to live in river-bottom vegetation. But Palaemonetes kadiakensis, as they are referred to by scientists, has never been found in the Monongahela, said David Argent, a California University of Pennsylvania biologist. "This is probably the last thing we would ever had expected to find," Argent said. "They haven't been found this far...
  • Colorado River Compact of 1922 ( 25 million people depend on Colorado River water )

    08/21/2006 8:05:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies · 828+ views
    The Steamboat Pilot & Today ^ | August 20, 2006 | Tom Ross
    Much of Colorado’s water leaves the state in its rivers. That can be explained by the state’s obligations under interstate and international compacts. Additionally, Colorado has not fully developed — put to use — all of its water. The amount of water yet to be stored in reservoirs for consumptive use is a matter of discussion. .. In an average year, about 16 million acre-feet flows through Colorado rivers... Under the Colorado River Compact of 1922, the upper basin states of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming are obligated to allow 75 million acre-feet of water, spread over a span...
  • Despite Warnings, Many Persist in Eating Fish From the Hudson

    08/19/2006 8:55:32 PM PDT · by neverdem · 44 replies · 1,118+ views
    NY Times' Terrorist Tip Sheet ^ | August 19, 2006 | ANAHAD O’CONNOR
    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y., Aug. 14 — On a recent cloudless afternoon, Croton Point Park seemed to be a fishing paradise. The tide was low; the breeze was soft. Families picnicked and people stood along the shore with fishing rods, casting out into the Hudson in hopes of catching and carrying away one of the river’s coveted bluefish or striped bass. The only problem — though it was invisible — was in the fish themselves. “We’ve been coming here to get our fish for many years, and it’s been great,” said Miguel Tejada, holding a sleek fishing rod in his hands as...
  • New Navy force will take the fight upriver in Iraq

    04/10/2006 11:46:39 AM PDT · by jmc1969 · 21 replies · 3,987+ views
    The Virginian Pilot ^ | April 10 2006 | LOUIS HANSEN
    At this time next year, about 200 sailors will fill up small boats, man .50-caliber machine guns and watch for trouble along the waterways of Baghdad. There’s a catch, though: At the moment, these sailors have no boats, no manuals and no past missions to call their own. Riverine Group 1 of the Navy’s new river combat force based at Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base is starting from scratch. They still are recruiting men and writing a fresh chapter on how to prepare for river fighting. “We’ve got sailors lining up at the door,” Capt. Michael L. Jordan, commodore of...
  • Rivers Indicate Earlier Snowmelt In Eastern North America

    03/27/2006 10:30:31 AM PST · by cogitator · 5 replies · 228+ views
    Terra Daily ^ | 03/27/2006 | Staff Writers
    Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have found evidence in eastern North America that the snow is melting and running off into rivers earlier than it did in the first half of the 20th century. According to a USGS study published in the most recent issue of Geophysical Research Letters, winter-spring flows in many rivers in the northern United States and Canada are occurring earlier by 5-10 days. "We studied rural, unregulated rivers with more than 50 years of USGS and Environment Canada river flow data," explained Glenn Hodgkins, lead author and hydrologist at the USGS Maine Water Science...
  • CA: Klamath dams money in bond measure

    03/14/2006 1:14:47 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 12 replies · 347+ views
    AP - The Times-Standard ^ | 03/14/2006 | John Driscoll
    Tucked into the folds of the gigantic state infrastructure bond lawmakers were grappling with into the evening Monday is money aimed at buying and removing dams on the Klamath River. It is the first sign that money would be available from the state to grease the skids in negotiations between the dam owner and the fleet of sometimes conflicting parties that have a stake in using the river or restoring its debilitated fish runs. Tribes, environmental groups, fishermen, farmers and agencies have been meeting every two weeks to hash out a settlement that could involve decommissioning Pacificorp's dams and removing...
  • Weather service issues flood warnings for Northern California rivers

    03/05/2006 5:30:26 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 428+ views
    Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO The National Weather Service warned Sunday that a Northern California storm could cause flooding in portions of the Russian River and Napa River. The service issued flood warnings for the Napa River at St. Helena for late Sunday night or early Monday morning and for the Russian River at Healdsburg for Monday morning. The Napa River at St. Helena had risen to about 8 feet early Sunday afternoon, below the 19-foot flood level, said Jeff Kopps, a hydrologist at the National Weather Service in Monterey. The Russian River at Healdsburg had risen to about 3 feet,...
  • Maine dam case argued at high court

    02/22/2006 5:47:24 PM PST · by NewHampshireDuo · 4 replies · 419+ views
    Portland (Maine) Press Herald ^ | 22 February, 2006 | Bart Jansen
    WASHINGTON — A broad question - whether a Maine agency has the authority to regulate the quality of water released from dams - was subjected to a series of narrow observations Tuesday by members of the U.S. Supreme Court. Justice David Souter asked, for example, whether moving a spoonful of water from one part of a river to another would constitute a discharge and trigger government regulations. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg observed that putting food through a processor changed it, perhaps like the turbines of a dam churning water. "What you get out is quite different from what you put...
  • Archaeology Paper Reports Meaning Of Indian River Names

    03/11/2003 4:25:49 PM PST · by blam · 68 replies · 6,260+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 3-10-2003 | Ernest Herndon
    Archaeology paper reports meaning of Indian river names ERNEST HERNDON Associated Press McCOMB, Miss. - The Chickasawhay, one of the finest rivers in the state, also has one of the prettiest-sounding names - Chick-a-sah-HAY. The Choctaw meaning: "Place Where Martins Dance." The name probably referred to a long bluff on the river known as King's Bluff where martins built nests in the bank. That tidbit is in a research paper by University of Southern Mississippi anthropology student Chris McPhail: "Mississippi Rivers: A Study of Choctaw Indian Place-Names of the Streams and Rivers of the State of Mississippi." McPhail pored over...