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  • Rev. Al Sharpton may skip riot panel after Jewish groups protest

    08/18/2011 9:03:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 8/18/11 | BY Simone Weichselbaum DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
    The Rev. Al Sharpton may skip a panel discussion in the Hamptons on the 1991 Crown Heights riots after Jewish leaders blasted the organizer for inviting him. "I may or may not go. I refuse to play into their extremism," Sharpton said last night. "If it is not an event that will heal, it is not an event that I will partake in." Controversial rabbi-to-the stars Marc Schneier planned the Sunday confab to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the violence in Brooklyn between blacks and Hasidic Jews. Schneier defended his decision to invite Sharpton, saying the event will focus...
  • TSA: Some gov't officials to skip airport security

    11/23/2010 1:20:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 171 replies
    chron.com ^ | 11/23/10 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — Cabinet secretaries, top congressional leaders and an exclusive group of senior U.S. officials are exempt from toughened new airport screening procedures when they fly commercially with government-sanctioned security details. New heightened security procedures by the Transportation Security Administration, which require either a scan by a full-body detector or an intimate personal pat-down, have spurred passenger outrage in the lead-up to the Thanksgiving holiday airport crush. The senior government officials can opt out of such measures if they fly accompanied by government security guards approved by the TSA. The agency would not explain why it makes these exceptions, but...
  • Obama to Skip Sikh Shrine on Visit to India

    10/19/2010 10:28:15 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 48 replies
    NYT ^ | 19 Oct 2010 | Lydia Polgreen
    NEW DELHI — The Golden Temple, a sprawling and serene complex of gleaming gold and polished marble that is the spiritual center of the Sikh religion, is one of India’s most popular tourist attractions. Revered by Indians of all faiths, it is a cherished emblem of India’s religious diversity. So it was no surprise when the gold-plated marvel was touted as the likely third stop on President Obama’s visit to India, scheduled for early November. But the United States has ruled out a Golden Temple visit, according to an American official involved in planning. Temple officials said that American advance...
  • Network News Shows Largely Skip President's $50 Billion Spending Request

    06/14/2010 12:49:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 309+ views
    newsbusters ^ | 6/14/10 | Matthew Balan
    The network morning and evening news shows have all but ignored President Obama's Saturday letter to congressional leaders asking for $50 billion in additional spending to prevent the "massive layoffs of teachers, police, and firefighters." Only Sunday's Good Morning America on ABC has covered the President's request so far. The chief executive's June 12 letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, and House Minority Leader John Boehner urged "swift action" on the multi-billion dollar proposal to prevent the public sector layoffs and "give our nation's businesses added impetus to hire and grow."
  • Obama's friend, Henry Louis Gates: Arrest Report (PDF)

    07/22/2009 11:59:48 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 136 replies · 4,456+ views
    Cambridge Massachusetts Police Department ^ | 7.22.2009 | Offifcer James Crowley
    This was originally from the Telegraph.co.uk but the PDF file was omitted or purged. It was then posted by member GQuagmire here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2298940/posts http://www.amnation.com/vfr/Police%20report%20on%20Gates%20arrest.PDF
  • Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison won't visit Obama, not a big deal to me.

    05/18/2009 9:42:30 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 25 replies · 919+ views
    Associated Press via ESPN ^ | May 18, 2009 | steelers6
    <p>PITTSBURGH -- James Harrison plans to pass on another trip to the White House with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Harrison, the NFL Defensive Player of the Year, says he'll skip the Super Bowl champion's visit to the White House to meet President Barack Obama on Thursday, just as he did when the Steelers were honored by President George W. Bush in June 2006.</p>
  • Skip Carey (Atl Braves Broadcaster) Passes at 68

    08/03/2008 7:30:48 PM PDT · by TN4Liberty · 16 replies · 398+ views
    Atlanta Braves Press Release ^ | 8/3/2008 | Atlanta Braves Press Release
    The Atlanta Braves are sad to report the passing of longtime broadcaster and friend, Skip Caray. Caray died in his sleep earlier today at his Atlanta home. "Our baseball community has lost a legend today," said Braves President John Schuerholz. "The Braves family and Braves fans everywhere will sadly miss him. Our thoughts are with his wife Paula and his children." This season marked the 33rd year Caray had been calling games for the Atlanta Braves, a majority of which were for TBS, which gave Caray a national audience and fan base. Caray came to broadcasting naturally as the son...
  • Schwarzenegger To Skip (47th Annual) Prayer Breakfast For McCain Energy Event

    06/23/2008 9:35:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 207+ views
    The governor's office said Schwarzenegger would skip a planned address to the 47th annual Capital Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday. Instead, he will appear with Republican presidential hopeful John McCain at an environmentally-themed campaign event in Santa Barbara. Organizers believe it is the first time a sitting governor has declined to address the annual gathering, although there is no official record. State Assemblyman Rick Keene has organized the breakfast for the past three years. A spokesman for the Chico Republican, Evan Oneto, said Keene was saddened when he learned the governor would be a no-show. Schwarzenegger spokesman Aaron McLear said the...
  • Sarkozy could skip Olympics opening

    03/25/2008 2:19:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 510+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/25/08 | Jenny Barchchild -ap
    PARIS - French President Nicolas Sarkozy suggested Tuesday a boycott the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics was a possibility — the first world leader to raise the prospect of punishing China over its ongoing crackdown in Tibet. The United States, Britain and Germany all condemned China for using force against Tibetan protesters, but they stopped short of threatening to boycott the games or the Aug. 8 opening ceremony. China, meanwhile, showed no sign of letting up on its crackdown. At least two people were killed in a clash between protesters and police in an area of western China that...
  • Giuliani to skip Iowa straw poll (in August, will prepare for caucus wins in January instead)

    06/06/2007 10:49:36 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 607+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/6/07 | Liz Sidoti - ap
    WASHINGTON - Rudy Giuliani, the front-runner in national polls for the Republican presidential nomination, will skip a critical early test of political strength in Iowa this summer, bypassing a GOP straw poll, his campaign said Wednesday. The former New York City mayor will still compete in the state's lead-off caucuses in January, and aides said he plans to beef up his Iowa campaign staff soon. "We are 100 percent committed to winning the Iowa caucuses in January," Mike DuHaime, Giuliani's campaign manager, said in a conference call with reporters. He said the estimated $3 million a campaign typically spends to...
  • Californians may opt to skip this election

    09/17/2006 9:46:47 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies · 752+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 9/17/06 | Mark baldassare
    Rather than embrace the opportunity to decide California's future on Election Day, voters appear poised to make the record books by staying home. --snip-- When the Public Policy Institute of California Statewide Survey was released a few weeks ago, political observers seized on the news of a 13 percentage-point lead for Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger over the Democratic challenger, State Treasurer Phil Angelides, and that the four multibillion-dollar state bonds for infrastructure projects enjoyed only narrow majority support. But this focus missed a more important story -- a surprisingly high level of voter indifference in the upcoming election. Based on...
  • CA: Families let children skip school for lesson in protest

    05/02/2006 9:03:17 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 629+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/2/06 | Tim Molloy - ap
    Twelve-year-old Alejandra Martinez missed school Monday, but that doesn't mean she didn't learn. Her parents, Rafael and Ruby Martinez, took their three daughters and 4-year-old son to the immigrants' rights demonstration that took over downtown Los Angeles to show them the power of peaceful protest. "I learned when people stick up for each other good things can happen," Alejandra Martinez said. Ruby Martinez, a 33-year-old third grade teacher, said she was supposed to write sick notes for her daughters but refused because they weren't sick. "We all come from an immigrant family," said Ruby Martinez, a U.S. citizen born in...
  • 'Doctors Said My Son Was Playing Sick To Skip School' (Turkey - Flu Deaths)

    01/07/2006 6:08:39 PM PST · by blam · 34 replies · 684+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-8-2006 | Ahmet Sumbul - Andrew Alderson
    'Doctors said my son was playing sick to skip school' By Ahmet Sumbul in Dogubayazit and Andrew Alderson (Filed: 08/01/2006) The parents of three children who have died from bird flu accused their government of a cover-up yesterday as they prayed for the survival of their remaining child. Marifet Kocyigit's grief over her loss is matched only by her anger towards the Turkish authorities. "If only there had been a decent hospital, if only the authorities had cared, my babies would still be alive," she said. The Kocyigit family lost three children in six days Mrs Kocyigit, 37, spoke exclusively...
  • Mass. Gov. to Skip Re-Election Bid in 2006 (Mitt Romney prepping for run at the WH?)

    12/14/2005 4:12:48 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies · 778+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/14/05 | Glen Johnson - ap
    BOSTON - Republican Gov. Mitt Romney said Wednesday that he will not run for a second term next year, fueling speculation he will seek the 2008 Republican presidential nomination. "My decision comes down to this: In this four-year term, we can accomplish what I set out to do. In fact, we've already accomplished a great deal," he said. "Serving as your governor is one of the greatest honors of my life," he said. "A year from now, it will be time for me to pass that privilege to someone else. I will not be a candidate for re-election." Reporters questioned...
  • Wrestler Chris Candito passes away

    04/28/2005 10:44:36 PM PDT · by Skip Ripley · 31 replies · 4,051+ views
    Professional wrestler Chris Candito (Candido) died today at the age of 33. Candito was primarily known for his work with the WWE as "Bodydonna Skip" and his tumultuous relationship with his longtime girlfriend and fellow WWE employee Tamara "Sunny" Sytch. No cause of death has been listed, but Candito did suffer a badly broken ankle during a match with the TNA promotion this past Sunday on their pay per view wrestling show. The injury was so severe that surgery was required to repair the break. Candito had apparently overcoem a long history of drug abuse and had appeared to be...
  • CA: Shelley may get to skip testifying (ShmelleyGate)

    01/07/2005 3:20:23 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 314+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 1/7/05 | Kevin Yamamura
    The head of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, who promised that "no stone would be left unturned" in the panel's review of Secretary of State Kevin Shelley's handling of federal election funds, has backed off a request that her fellow Democrat appear in person at the panel's only scheduled hearing. Republicans and at least one Democrat complained that the approach borders on a partisan "whitewash" unless more substantial hearings, including testimony from Shelley, occur. A state auditor's report last month found that Shelley mismanaged millions of dollars in federal Help America Vote Act money and likely used some nonpartisan funds...
  • Kerry Misleads on Medicare

    09/20/2004 11:19:16 AM PDT · by forty_years · 8 replies · 1,371+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | September 20, 2004 | Andrew Jaffee
    On Monday, December 8, 2003, President Bush signed into law a Medicare prescription drug benefits package designed to help American seniors pay for their medications. This month, the Kerry campaign released a TV ad attacking President Bush’s Medicare record stating, “The very next day George Bush imposes the biggest Medicare premium increase in history while prescription drug costs still skyrocket.” There are several problems with this ad, namely that fact that 1) Kerry skipped the December 8 vote and 2) Kerry voted to support the increase in Medicare premiums that he now criticizes. The Kerry campaign offers no specifics on...
  • Democrats Stress Kerry Family, Skip Platform Spat

    07/27/2004 5:03:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 601+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/27/04 | John Whitesides - Reuters
    BOSTON (Reuters) - Democrats backed a controversy free party platform on Tuesday as the wife of White House hopeful John Kerry (news - web sites) and the son of a Republican legend prepared to share the spotlight on the second night of their national convention. Looking to showcase Kerry's personal side, Teresa Heinz Kerry said she would share personal glimpses of her husband while a parade of speakers spell out the policy differences between Kerry and Republican President Bush (news - web sites). Ron Reagan, son of the former Republican president, will push to lift restrictions on stem cell research...