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  • Divide growing between Florida governor, other Republicans

    03/06/2016 10:04:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 6, 2016 9:03 AM EST | Gary Fineout
    Gov. Rick Scott is getting handed a string of defeats this year that could render his final 2½ years in office nearly irrelevant. Republican legislators have already rejected Scott's pitch for steep tax cuts and $250 million for business incentives. They are poised to scuttle a major gambling deal he negotiated with the Seminole Tribe of Florida and may reject his hand-picked leader for the state's health department. And there is growing talk that if Scott vetoes parts of this year's budget, lawmakers will override him. ...
  • Florida State players had their cars keyed and tires slashed

    01/03/2015 7:26:36 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 64 replies
    fan sided ^ | 1-3-15 | Mike Dyce
    Florida State Seminoles players returned from the Rose Bowl to find their cars keyed and their tires slashed. The Florida State Seminoles carried a 29-game win streak into the Rose Bowl match up against the No. 2 Oregon Ducks on Thursday. The game serving as a semi-final match up for the first ever College Football Playoff. The defending national champion Seminoles felt disprespected to be seeded despite and undefeated 2014 regular season. That ranking looked fair after Oregon handily defeated the Seminoles in the Rose Bowl, 59-20. It was an embarrassing loss for the Seminoles, but an impressive victory for...
  • Florida State suspends QB Winston for full game (Gasp! The Whole Game!)

    09/20/2014 2:39:29 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 40 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Sep 19, 2014 | Unknown
    Florida State interim President Garnett S. Stokes and athletics director Stan Wilcox have announced that quarterback Jameis Winston will be suspended for the entire game against Clemson on Saturday.
  • Sheriff’s Office: Winston Issued Citation For Shoplifting $32 Worth Of Crab Legs

    04/30/2014 12:15:27 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 69 replies
    tampa.cbslocal.com ^ | April 30, 2014 2:10 PM | Staff
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CBS Tampa/AP) — Florida State’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended from the university’s baseball team after being issued a citation for stealing crab legs. The Leon County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that Winston was caught shoplifting at a Tallahassee Publix Monday night and was issued a citation. Major Michael Wood said during a press conference that Winston told authorities that he just forgot to pay the $32 for the crab legs and other seafood items. “Jameis Winston has not been arrested for any crime. He was issued a civil citation,” Wood said. Wood added that...
  • Liberal "Nation" Magazine Freaking Over 'Racist' Seminole Mascot Winning BCS

    01/08/2014 8:15:11 AM PST · by C. Edmund Wright · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-8-2014 | C. Edmund Wright
    Sports offers teachable insights into the leftist mindset, and even cursory observations verify that everything is political with these folks. This is unavoidable, I suppose, when your power is derived from electoral or public relation successes of the grievance industry. Thus, we know for sure liberals could not simply enjoy Monday's BCS Title Game the way normal folks did. Having been dealt one setback after another in their quest to force the NFL's Washington Redskins to change their moniker, one of the nations leading liberal sports journalists (aren't they all?) has made it official: Florida State is now the cause...
  • The Florida State Seminoles: The Champions of Racist Mascots

    01/08/2014 5:49:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    The Nation ^ | January 7, 2014 | David Zirin
    It’s easy to oppose the name of the Washington Redskins and call for owner Dan Snyder to change his beloved bigoted brand. After all, it’s a dictionary-defined slur bestowed on the NFL franchise by their arch-segregationist, minstrel-loving founder. When you have Native American organizations, leading sportswriters, Republicans as well as Democrats in Congress and even the president say the time has come to change the name, it is not exactly difficult to get on board. But what about the Florida State Seminoles, whose football team on Monday night won the Vizio/Dow Chemical/Blackwater/Vivid Video BCS National Championship Game? The NCAA, since...
  • Heisman Watch: Tracking the Candidates

    11/08/2013 3:58:40 PM PST · by re_nortex · 12 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 8, 2013, 8:40 AM ET | Staff
    Sporting a brace on his left knee, Mariota turned in his worst performance of the season in Oregon's loss to Stanford, its first of the year. He finished with negative rushing yards for the first time this season and could not get the Ducks on the scoreboard until the fourth quarter, when he threw two touchdowns. The comeback effort fell short after Oregon could not recover a second onside kick.
  • College Game Day Thread

    12/01/2012 10:04:52 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 30 replies
    fr football chat thread | freeatlanta
    TIME (ET) MATCHUP TV 12:00 PM No. 11 Oklahoma at TCU 12:00 PM No. 23 Oklahoma State at Baylor FX 12:00 PM UCF at Tulsa 2:30 PM Nicholls State at No. 15 Oregon State Pac-12 Network 2:30 PM Kansas at West Virginia 3:00 PM Middle Tennessee at Arkansas State 3:00 PM Louisiana-Lafayette at Florida Atlantic 3:30 PM No. 20 Boise State at Nevada 3:30 PM Cincinnati at Connecticut 4:00 PM No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 3 Georgia* CBS 4:00 PM New Mexico State at Texas State 7:00 PM Pittsburgh at South Florida 8:00 PM No. 18 Texas at No. 6...
  • Florida Supreme Court Overturns Indian Gaming Deal

    07/03/2008 9:51:35 AM PDT · by Brandonmark · 16 replies · 147+ views
    CBS4.com ^ | July 3, 2008 | CBS News Miami-Ft. Lauderdale
    Florida Supreme Court Overturns Indian Gaming Deal The Tribe Has Already Given The State $50-Million As Part Of The Negotiations TALLAHASSEE (CBS4); The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday has overturned an agreement Gov. Charlie Crist signed with the Seminole Tribe to expand gambling at its casinos. The court ruled that the governor doesn't have the constitutional authority to enter into the agreement that allows Las Vegas-style slot machines, black jack and other card games at facilities like the Hard Rock Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood. Attorney's for the Florida House of Representatives made their case before the Supreme Court earlier...
  • Sun-Sentinel Again Neglects Party Label in Imprisoned Sheriff Story

    12/21/2007 5:32:23 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 5 replies · 165+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 21, 2007 | P.J. Gladnick
    In what seems to be an almost comical pattern among South Florida newspapers, the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel has once again failed to apply the political party label to disgraced and imprisoned former Broward county sheriff Ken Jenne. Can you guess the political party to which Jenne belongs? I'll give you a hint. It is the big D. If Jenne had been a Republican, you can bet this fact would have been made known in the first paragraph of the Sun-Sentinel story yesterday about the former sheriff, convicted on corruption charges, being transferred to a more comfy prison. One feels like the late great...
  • Team preview: Florida State (ESPN Preview)

    07/20/2007 3:31:23 PM PDT · by GOP_Raider · 22 replies · 343+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | 20 July 2007 | Unattributed
    Bobby Bowden enters his 32nd fall as Florida State's head coach, and it's not stretching the truth to say he looks forward to this season as much as he has any in the last decade. How strange it is, then, that the theme of this season is change. First, this will be the 77-year-old coach's first season as a Hall of Fame coach. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in December in a class that included his first Heisman Trophy winner, quarterback Charlie Ward. The class was supposed to include his comrade in longevity, Penn State's...
  • Seminole Tribe of Fla. buying Hard Rock

    12/07/2006 6:48:21 AM PST · by presidio9 · 15 replies · 709+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 12/07/06 | ROBERT BARR
    The Seminole Tribe of Florida is buying the Hard Rock business, including its massive collection of rock 'n' roll memorabilia, in a $965 million deal with British casino and hotel company Rank Group PLC, the tribe announced Thursday. The Hard Rock business includes 124 Hard Rock Cafes, four Hard Rock Hotels, two Hard Rock Casino Hotels, two Hard Rock Live! concert venues, and stakes in three unbranded hotels. With it, the tribe acquires what is said to be the world's largest collection of rock memorabilia, some 70,000 pieces including Jimi Hendrix's Flying V guitar, one of Madonna's bustiers, a pair...
  • Conference Championship Saturday! (Live Thread)

    12/03/2005 10:09:45 AM PST · by aft_lizard · 364 replies · 3,247+ views
    Are you ready for some football? My predictions Texas by 30 USC by 3 Virginia Tech to be upset
  • Psychological group urges end of Indian mascots

    10/18/2005 6:33:06 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 49 replies · 876+ views
    ESPN ^ | 10/18/05 | AP
    The American Psychological Association wants to eliminate the use of American Indian mascots, contending they create stereotypes and damage self-esteem. "American Indian mascots are harmful not only because they are often negative, but because they remind American Indians of the limited ways in which others see them," Stephanie Fryberg said in a statement. "This in turn restricts the number of ways American Indians can see themselves."
  • Play With Our Name (Seminole Tribe)

    08/26/2005 10:07:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies · 922+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 27, 2005 | JIM SHORE
    EARLIER this week, the National Collegiate Athletic Association reversed its recent decision that would have forced Florida State University to drop the use of the "Seminole" name and related symbols. But it continued to ban the use of Native American mascots and nicknames in postseason N.C.A.A. tournaments, a decision that affects 17 other universities. As a member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, I believe the N.C.A.A. should encourage those colleges that have Indian mascots and nicknames to build better relations with the Native American community. Perhaps each university could establish a relationship with a reservation, involving programs like internships,...
  • Florida State Can Keep Its Seminoles

    08/23/2005 9:37:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 31 replies · 1,153+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 24, 2005 | ROBERT ANDREW POWELL
    There was never any doubt where the Seminole Tribe of Florida stood on Florida State University's nickname. The tribe helped university boosters create the costume for the Chief Osceola mascot, approving the face paint, flaming spear and Appaloosa horse that have no connection to Seminole history. Yesterday, the National Collegiate Athletic Association agreed with the 3,100-member tribe and the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, which had also endorsed the nickname. The N.C.A.A. removed Florida State from the list of universities banned from using what it called "hostile and abusive" mascots and nicknames during postseason play. "The N.C.A.A. executive committee continues to...
  • NCAA removes FSU from banned list of nicknames

    08/23/2005 5:56:57 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 35 replies · 864+ views
    Herald.com ^ | Posted on Tue, Aug. 23, 2005 | BY MICHELLE KAUFMAN
    Seminoles they will stay. The Florida State University athletic department celebrated a major victory on Tuesday when the NCAA announced it had removed FSU from its list of universities subject to restrictions on the use of Native American mascots and nicknames. Earlier this month, the NCAA told FSU and 17 other schools that their use of a Native American mascot and nickname was inappropriate, and that mascots deemed ''hostile or abusive'' would be prohibited from appearing on team uniforms during NCAA-sanctioned tournaments beginning in February 2006. FSU president T.K. Wetherell threatened legal action. The school appealed the NCAA ruling on...
  • NCAA removes Seminoles from hostile list

    08/23/2005 12:40:46 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 111 replies · 2,185+ views
    AP ^ | 8/23/05
    The NCAA removed the Florida State Seminoles on Tuesday from a list of 18 college and university nicknames subjected to restrictions because of their hostility to American Indians. The NCAA said it was recognizing the relationship Florida State has long enjoyed with the Seminole Tribe of Florida, which assists the university with its pageantry and celebration of its culture and supports the school's use of its name. "The staff review committee noted the unique relationship between the university and the Seminole Tribe of Florida as a significant factor," the NCAA said Tuesday. "The decision of a namesake sovereign tribe, regarding...
  • NCAA: Tribe's support a factor. NCAA committee could review matter next week.

    08/20/2005 7:52:29 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 22 replies · 460+ views
    Tallahassee Democrat ^ | 8/20/05 | Steve Ellis
    Florida State was here just two weeks ago - seemingly on the cusp of a favorable decision by the NCAA regarding its Seminoles nickname and imagery. The NCAA said Friday that approval from a "namesake" tribe will be considered a primary factor when the review process begins next week for schools appealing the use of American Indian nicknames and symbols. That should be a positive development for FSU, one of 18 schools that the NCAA Executive Committee ruled on Aug.5 to have "hostile or abusive" nicknames, symbols or imagery. "We're very encouraged by (the NCAA) using the word 'namesake' tribe,"...
  • Jeb Bush blasts NCAA

    08/19/2005 5:10:46 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 44 replies · 1,094+ views
    MICHELLE KAUFMAN ^ | Wed, Aug. 10, 2005
    Count Gov. Jeb Bush among the Floridians outraged at the NCAA's recent announcement that it is banning the use of 18 Indian mascots and nicknames -- including the Florida State Seminoles -- during NCAA-sanctioned events beginning next February. ''I think it's offensive to Native Americans . . . the Seminole Indian tribe who support the traditions of FSU,'' Bush said Tuesday. 'I think they insult those people by telling them, `No, no, you're not smart enough to understand this. You should be feeling really horrible about this.' It's ridiculous. How politically correct can we get? The folks that make these...
  • The Seminoles' Trail of Tears-NCAA ethnically cleanses Indian warriors from collegiate sports

    08/15/2005 5:25:01 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies · 783+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 8-15-05 | David Yeagley
    A non-Indian committee has decided that American Indians cannot bear the shame of an Indian mascot. The National Collegiate Association of Athletes, the latest great white father figure, has banned the use of American Indian mascots and logos during post-season games and tournaments. Put simply, if the Florida State Seminoles football team wins their division, they won’t be able to wear their official uniforms in any championship games after February 1, 2006. The use of Indian names, logos, or mascots is “abusive” and “hostile” toward Indians, say these non-Indian committeemen. Of course, they’re basing their theoretical righteousness on the presumptuous...
  • Oklahoma Seminoles back FSU on mascot

    08/12/2005 3:43:00 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 30 replies · 915+ views
    Palm beach post ^ | 08/11/05 | TOM D'ANGELO
    Oklahoma Seminoles back FSU on mascot By TOM D'ANGELO Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Thursday, August 11, 2005 TALLAHASSEE — On the same day Florida State's Board of Trustees gave President T.K. Wetherell its support to fight the NCAA's ban on Native American mascots and nicknames, the university picked up a major ally. Ken Chambers, principal chief of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, the group the NCAA said was opposed to Florida State's use of the Seminole name, said Wednesday he does not have a problem with the use of Native American nicknames and mascots. A motion in July by...
  • NCAA Hypocrisy on Display

    08/12/2005 2:59:32 PM PDT · by RightFighter · 15 replies · 506+ views
    NCAASports.com ^ | 08/12/2005 | The NCAA
    College Colors Day 2005   Aug. 12, 2005     On September 2, 2005, The Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), the oldest and largest licensing representative in the nation, will introduce America to a new holiday, College Colors Day. What is College Colors Day?College Colors Day, which coincides with both "back to school" on campus and the kick-off of the college football season, seeks to celebrate and promote the traditions and spirit that drive collegiate athletics by encouraging fans, alumni and students to wear apparel of their favorite college throughout the day of September 2. Who can participate in College...
  • NCAA will rethink Seminole ban

    08/12/2005 2:03:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies · 1,613+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | DAVID KARP, BRIAN LANDMAN and STEVE BOUSQUET
    A controversial NCAA decision restricting Florida State University's use of an American Indian mascot was based on incomplete information and will be reconsidered, a top NCAA official said Thursday. Walter Harrison, who chairs the committee that approved a policy directed at 18 schools with "hostile and abusive" American Indian mascots, said FSU has "good grounds" to appeal. Among the reasons, he said, are that the NCAA Executive Committee thought the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma opposed FSU's use of the Seminole image as a mascot. That was based partly on letters the committee received from David Narcomey, a member of the...
  • 'It's ridiculous' Gov. Bush criticizes NCAA ban on FSU's nickname

    08/10/2005 6:54:40 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 29 replies · 870+ views
    Sports Illustrated Online ^ | August 9, 2005 | Associated Press
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Gov. Jeb Bush criticized NCAA officials on Tuesday for their decision to penalize Florida State for using an American Indian nickname and symbols, saying they instead insulted the university and a proud Seminole Tribe of Florida... ...Bush said the NCAA must have better things to do that sit around worrying about the nicknames adopted by its member institutions. "You know what they ought to be worried about? The graduation rates of most college athletes," the second-term Florida governor said. "Maybe if they had some suggestions on that, that universities could apply and could implement, they could...
  • Gov. Bush Criticizes NCAA Ban on Seminoles Nickname

    08/09/2005 6:12:09 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 70 replies · 1,416+ views
    AP ^ | 8/9/05 | Brent Kallestad
    Gov. Jeb Bush criticized NCAA officials on Tuesday for their decision to penalize Florida State for using an American Indian nickname and symbols, saying they instead insulted the university and a proud Seminole Tribe of Florida. The NCAA's finding that the school's Seminoles nickname is "hostile and offensive," instead of honoring American Indians has the opposite effect, the governor said, because the tribe supports the school's use of its name. "I think it's offensive to native Americans ... the Seminole Indian tribe who support the traditions of FSU," Bush said on his way into a Cabinet meeting. "I think they...
  • Florida State to sue NCAA over mascot-nickname rule

    08/06/2005 7:04:21 PM PDT · by kingattax · 40 replies · 1,438+ views
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State University doesn't plan to change its "Seminoles" nickname. The NCAA decided today to ban schools using Native American names and symbols from hosting championship events. But Florida State President T-K Wetherell says he'll sue the NCAA for its - quote - "outrageous and insulting" decision. Wetherell says - quote - "This university will forever be associated with the "unconquered" spirit of the Seminole Tribe of Florida." The NCAA decided to ban the use of American Indian mascots by sports teams during its postseason tournaments. And nicknames or mascots deemed hostile or abusive won't be...
  • FSU to fight ban on Indian mascot(King blasts Oklahoma nole tribe)

    08/06/2005 9:51:59 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 30 replies · 1,377+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 08/06/05 | MICHELLE KAUFMAN
    FSU to fight ban on Indian mascot The NCAA took action against the use of American Indian mascots and nicknames by college sports teams, and Florida State's Seminoles were incensed by the new rules that could affect FSU's teams and traditions. BY MICHELLE KAUFMAN Is Florida State University's nickname -- the Seminoles -- a tribute to the Indian tribe's indomitable spirit or an offensive racial stereotype? Depends on whom you ask. The NCAA on Friday banned the use of American Indian mascots and nicknames by 18 college sports teams -- including the FSU Seminoles -- during postseason tournaments beginning Feb....
  • Florida State to sue NCAA over mascot-nickname rule

    08/06/2005 7:42:33 AM PDT · by cloud8 · 96 replies · 2,050+ views
    AP via Tampa Bay channel 10 ^ | August 6, 2005 | staff
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State University doesn't plan to change its "Seminoles" nickname. The NCAA decided today to ban schools using Native American names and symbols from hosting championship events. But Florida State President T-K Wetherell says he'll sue the NCAA for its - quote - "outrageous and insulting" decision. Wetherell says - quote - "This university will forever be associated with the "unconquered" spirit of the Seminole Tribe of Florida." The NCAA decided to ban the use of American Indian mascots by sports teams during its postseason tournaments. And nicknames or mascots deemed hostile or abusive won't be...
  • Florida State to Challenge Ban on Mascots (NCAA ban)

    08/05/2005 3:54:00 PM PDT · by zencat · 58 replies · 1,621+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 02/05/2005 | Michael Marot
    Florida State President T.K. Wetherell threatened to take legal action after the ruling. "That the NCAA would now label our close bond with the Seminole people as culturally 'hostile and abusive' is both outrageous and insulting," Wetherell said in a written statement. "I intend to pursue all legal avenues to ensure that this unacceptable decision is overturned, and that this university will forever be associated with the 'unconquered' spirit of the Seminole Tribe of Florida."
  • NCAA Bans Indian Mascots During Postseason

    08/05/2005 8:52:05 AM PDT · by Leroy S. Mort · 202 replies · 2,947+ views
    AP ^ | Aug 5, 2005
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The NCAA banned the use of American Indian mascots by sports teams during its postseason tournaments, but will not prohibit them otherwise.The NCAA's executive committee decided this week the organization did not have the authority to bar Indian mascots by individual schools, committee chairman Walter Harrison said Friday.Nicknames or mascots deemed ``hostile or abusive'' would not be allowed by teams on their uniforms or other clothing beginning with any NCAA tournament after Feb. 1, said Harrison, the University of Hartford's president.``What each institution decides to do is really its own business'' outside NCAA championship events, he said.Guidelines...
  • Seminole tribe still supports Florida State use of nickname

    06/19/2005 11:48:43 PM PDT · by kingattax · 45 replies · 1,677+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | June 17, 2005
    MIAMI -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida said it still backs Florida State University's use of the Seminoles nickname, just a week before the NCAA meets on the appropriateness of American Indian nicknames. At its regular Friday meeting, the Tribal Council voted unanimously on a resolution in support of Florida State's nickname, the first time the Tribe has taken an official public step to show support for the Tallahassee school's mascot. "The resolution is a formal document that puts into black and white the sentiment of the Tribe, because we feel that it is an honor and a reflection of...
  • Black Americans Suspect HIV Plot

    01/25/2005 9:51:43 PM PST · by quidnunc · 42 replies · 1,110+ views
    The Guardian ^ | January 26, 2005 | Gary Younge
    New York – Almost half of all African-Americans believe that HIV, the virus that causes Aids, is man-made, more than a quarter believe it was produced in a government laboratory and one in eight think it was created and spread by the CIA, according to a study released by Rand Corporation and the University of Oregon. The paper's authors say these views are obstructing efforts to prevent the spread of HIV among African-Americans, the racial group most likely to contract the virus. "The findings are striking, and a wake-up call to the prevention community," Laura Bogart, a behavioural scientist who...
  • FSU statue honors and offends

    04/07/2004 2:56:06 PM PDT · by Defendingliberty · 4 replies · 192+ views
    "Florida State University's attempt to honor its first black students has incurred the wrath of some American Indians. United Native America, an Oklahoma-based group, has protested FSU's recently unveiled "Integration" statue. The statue depicts three of the first black students at FSU, including Doby Flowers who was the school's first black homecoming queen in 1970. Flowers' statue features the traditional American Indian headdress FSU officials once used to crown the homecoming queen, in honor of the school's "Seminoles" nickname."
  • Seminoles retool image from tribe surviving in Everglades to savvy casino owners (GIGANTIC Casino)

    12/06/2003 2:59:19 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 27 replies · 721+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | December 5, 2003 | JERRY BERRIOS
    The Seminole Tribe of Florida, continuing to bolster its image as the builders of premier destinations for South Florida's gaming establishments, hosted a glitzy tour Thursday of its latest creation -- a Las Vegas-style Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, expected to open in the spring on the tribe's Hollywood reservation. ''Welcome to Hollywood,'' Tribal Council member Max Osceola Jr. said to a cheering crowd of some 600 invited guests who munched on barbecue and Seminole fry bread before touring the 100-acre Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on the northwest corner of U.S. 441 and Stirling Road, former home of...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Seminole Wars (1812-1858) - June 24th, 2003

    06/24/2003 12:00:03 AM PDT · by SAMWolf · 88 replies · 10,937+ views
    Dear Lord, There's a young man far from home, called to serve his nation in time of war; sent to defend our freedom on some distant foreign shore. We pray You keep him safe, we pray You keep him strong, we pray You send him safely home ... for he's been away so long. There's a young woman far from home, serving her nation with pride. Her step is strong, her step is sure, there is courage in every stride. We pray You keep her safe, we pray You keep her strong, we pray You send her safely home...
  • School president reorganizes athletic department(Free Shoes U. takes a gamble)

    06/17/2003 6:25:56 PM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 3 replies · 166+ views
    espn.com ^ | 6/13/03 | AP
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State President T.K. Wetherell reorganized the school's athletic department Friday, moving many responsibilities to other areas of the university to eliminate what the school's inspector general described as a culture of isolation. Wetherell did not fire anyone, but made it clear he's awaiting evaluations on several department employees by athletic director David Hart Jr., who was singed in the IG's 10-page evaluation of the department and will get his own evaluation later. The department's reporting system "exposes the university to significant risk and shows lack of forethought and good judgment," inspector general David Coury wrote. Several...
  • Black Seminoles Still Searching In Land Of Plenty

    10/16/2002 5:45:50 AM PDT · by Tancred · 5 replies · 280+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | October 13, 2002 | Sharon Broussard
    "Our Land Before We Die" is not just a title, it's a rallying cry. It's also a story about the black Seminoles who never found a home in the land of plenty. Jeff Guinn, book editor of the Fort Worth- Star Telegram in Texas, tells their story in a pull- up-a- chair tone. You'll be glad you accepted his invitation. So what is a black Seminole, or Seminole Negro, as they are alternatively called? That matter is still open to debate, but the tribe was created when black runaway slaves joined a runaway faction of Creek Indians. Both groups accepted...