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  • Hold on Ex-Im nomination keeps cronyism crimped

    02/09/2016 4:29:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 9, 2015 | Diane Katz
    The president has nominated attorney J. Mark McWatters for the bank board. However, Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, has said he's "in no hurry" to hold a hearing or a vote on the nomination. Other pending confirmations take precedence, he said.The last of the 2015 lobbying reports are in, and the top corporate spender turns out to have been the Boeing Company, at $21.9 million. Not coincidentally, the aerospace giant also outranks thousands of other firms in profiting from the subsidies doled out by the Export-Import Bank. Last year, Boeing benefitted...
  • R U 4 Real (Vanity)

    03/07/2015 12:45:05 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 9 replies ^ | 3/7/2015 | Dallas59
    Will the government ever publish graphs, charts, info on where the money they get for Obammy Care is going?
  • What Flying Was Like Before the Smoke Cleared

    02/23/2015 6:25:07 PM PST · by Drango · 89 replies
    NYTimes ^ | Feb 23 '15 | JOE SHARKEY
    IF you think the air travel experience generally stinks now, consider what it was like before smoking was banned on domestic flights 25 years ago. Tracy Sear, a flight attendant with US Airways, was looking over some Facebook posts from colleagues recalling those bad old days when a third or more of passengers on any flight puffed away, and cabins were foul with smoke. When I spoke with her the other day, she read one of those posts to me: “Suitcases, uniforms, hair — all stunk from cigarette smoke. And it’s astounding that we didn’t have more cabin fires.” ~snip
  • Important Slow News

    07/09/2014 4:21:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | July 8, 2014 | John Stossel
    Wars, plane crashes, mass murder -- it's easy to report news that happens suddenly. Reporters do a good job covering that. But we do a bad job telling you about what's really changing in the world, because we miss the stories that happen slowly. These are usually the more important stories. Recently, President Barack Obama was mocked for saying: "The world is less violent than it has ever been. It is healthier than it has ever been. It is more tolerant than it has ever been. It is better fed than it's ever been. It is more educated than...
  • Newsweek Contributor Compares Ann Romney to Hitler and Stalin on MSNBC

    05/13/2012 8:05:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 5/13/12 | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters reported Sunday, Newsweek/Daily Beast senior contributor Michelle Goldberg called Ann Romney "insufferable" on MSNBC this morning. Seconds later, she also compared the wife of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee to Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary). As Mark Finkelstein previously noted, Goldberg began her Romney attack on Up with Chris Hayes by saying, "It can't only be me that maybe initially saw Ann Romney as maybe a sympathetic or neutral figure but who is increasingly seeing her as someone who is kind of insufferable because of the way she's milking this thing."
  • Gingrich tells NY GOP he would support Romney

    04/20/2012 8:29:18 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 70 replies ^ | Apr 20, 2012 @ 09:51 AM |
    The Associated Press NEW YORK —Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich told Republicans at a New York state party dinner that he would work for Mitt Romney’s victory in the general election if Romney wins the nomination. “We are dedicated to a unified Republican Party,” he said. Speaking Thursday in New York City, Gingrich said he’s stayed in the race “to articulate big themes and big ideas” but that “we have a moral obligation to defeat Barack Obama.” To that end, he said, he would work to support Romney, and he said Romney would do the same for him. “Romney and I...
  • Is the president of the Czech Republic a pen stealer?

    04/12/2011 3:58:18 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 7 replies ^ | Apr 12, 12:23 pm ET | Brett Michael Dykes
    As just about anyone who's ever worked in an office can attest, one of life's most festering annoyances are people who don't return pens that they borrow. Now it appears as though Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus may be one of those people, and the citizens of the nation he rules over are none too pleased about it. You see, Klaus, whose most notable prior controversy was probably his flat rejection of climate change science—a position that he even appeared on Glenn Beck's show to tour—was caught on video coyly pocketing a ceremonial pen during a recent visit to Chile....
  • Dennis Kucinich Sues House Cafeteria (bit into olive pit)

    01/26/2011 9:58:26 AM PST · by Baladas · 141 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | January 26, 2011 | Ryan Abbott
    WASHINGTON (CN) - Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich says he suffered permanent injuries from biting an olive pit hidden in the sandwich wrap he bought at a House of Representatives cafeteria. He demands $150,000. The former presidential hopeful sued Restaurant Associates, which operates the cafeteria in the Longworth Office Building, its parent company, Compass Group USA, and food suppliers Performance Food Group Co. and Foodbuy LLC. Kucinich seeks damages for negligence, in Superior Court.
  • Woman who trained Obama family dog Bo dies

    01/15/2011 11:23:17 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 15, 2011 | JESSICA GRESKO
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz, the trainer who prepared President Barack Obama's dog Bo for life as the first dog, has died.
  • Eva Longoria and Tony Parker -- Divorcing

    11/16/2010 1:09:17 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 64 replies · 1+ views
    TMZ ^ | 11/16/2010 | Staff
    Eva Longoria and Tony Parker are getting divorced ... TMZ has learned. Parker filed for divorce yesterday in Texas. The "Desperate Housewives" actress and the San Antonio Spurs star married back in July of 2007. Eva has stated that she has Tony's initials tattooed on her body ... in a mystery spot. She also has Tony's jersey number -- "Nine" -- tattooed on the back of her neck.
  • Woman Keeps Pet Snowball For 33 Years

    01/13/2010 5:16:30 AM PST · by Daffynition · 88 replies · 1,770+ views ^ | January 12, 2010 | staff reporter
    Prena Thomas has the usual things in the freezer of her home in Lakeland, Fla. Vegetables, pancakes and fish, she told a Tampa television station. But she also has a snowball that she made in 1977. Thomas said that over the decades, she has never had a power outage that would destroy the cold hunk she says is precious to her. "It's just like a little pet," she said. However, she does sometimes take it out of the freezer, unwrap the bread bag that contains it and shows it to friends.
  • Chihuahua With Earrings Stolen At Gay Bar

    08/21/2009 11:59:20 AM PDT · by GQuagmire · 82 replies · 2,185+ views ^ | 8/21/09 | AP
    WILTON MANORS, Fla. -- A man with a tattoo of Britney Spears' name on his arm or neck allegedly stole a Chihuahua with pink earrings from a South Florida gay bar. Brian Dortort, 48, said Thursday that he has spent weeks searching for his 4-month-old pooch, named Hudson Hayward Hemingway. The dog, about the size of a softball, was in a specialty pet bag.
  • Roger Federer marries longtime girlfriend

    04/13/2009 11:27:42 AM PDT · by Justaham · 8 replies · 932+ views
    eOnline ^ | 4-11-09
    BASEL, Switzerland -- Roger Federer married longtime girlfriend Mirka Vavrinec in a small ceremony in his hometown Saturday. The second-ranked tennis player announced the wedding on his Web site, saying the couple got married "surrounded by a small group of close friends and family." "It was a beautiful spring day and an incredibly joyous occasion," he said. The couple announced last month they are expecting their first child.
  • Suncoast man finds manatee-shaped potato

    02/06/2009 3:12:56 AM PST · by Daffynition · 46 replies · 1,896+ views
    WWSB ABC7 ^ | Feb 5, 2009 | unknown
    SARASOTA, FL - A Suncoast man says he has a potato that's shaped like a manatee. Sarasota resident Len Higley tells ABC 7 that he picked the tuber from a bin of loose potatoes at the Publix on Fruitville Road near Honore Avenue. He says that as he sorted through them, that his eyes went right to the potato and immediately thought it looked like one of the endangered vegetarian mammals. Higley purchased the potato a brought it home, but says he's not going to eat it. Putting it on Ebay has crossed his mind, but not sure what he's...
  • Edwards Admits Affair

    08/08/2008 11:57:31 AM PDT · by JennysCool · 764 replies · 2,562+ views
    ABC News ^ | 08-08-08 | ABC News
    ABC Radio news just announced Sen. John Edwards will admit to the affair with Rielle Hunter in an interview with the network, but insists the child is not his. We return you to your regularly-scheduled FReeping.
  • Principal has new job after 'Islam 101' scandal

    06/05/2008 6:36:11 AM PDT · by SoftballMominVA · 101 replies · 181+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 4, 2008 | ERICKA MELLON
    The Friendswood Junior High principal who outraged some parents by allowing an Islamic group to make a 40-minute presentation to students last month is now off the job. In a two-sentence statement sent late Wednesday, the school district said Robin Lowe "has accepted another administrative position effective immediately."
  • Obama on small-town PA: Clinging religion, guns, xenophobia

    04/11/2008 1:08:33 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 411 replies · 1,663+ views ^ | 04/11/08 | Ben Smith
    <p>You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them...And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not.</p>
  • Obama's Pastor: God Damn America, U.S. to Blame for 9/11

    03/13/2008 7:10:29 AM PDT · by MittFan08 · 365 replies · 13,253+ views
    abcnews ^ | 3/13/08 | BRIAN ROSS and REHAB EL-BURI
    <p>Sen. Barack Obama's pastor says blacks should not sing "God Bless America" but "God damn America."</p> <p>The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama's pastor for the last 20 years at the Trinity United Church of Christ on Chicago's south side, has a long history of what even Obama's campaign aides concede is "inflammatory rhetoric," including the assertion that the United States brought on the 9/11 attacks with its own "terrorism."</p>
  • Support for War Effort Highest Since 2006

    03/13/2008 7:07:36 AM PDT · by kristinn · 41 replies · 1,905+ views
    The Politico ^ | Thursday, March 13, 2008 | David Paul Kuhn
    American public support for the military effort in Iraq has reached a high point unseen since the summer of 2006, a development that promises to reshape the political landscape. According to late February polling conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, 53 percent of Americans — a slim majority — now believe “the U.S. will ultimately succeed in achieving its goals” in Iraq. That figure is up from 42 percent in September 2007. The percentage of those who believe the war in Iraq is going “very well” or “fairly well” is also up, from 30...
  • NYT: McCain's Birthplace in Canal Zone Raises Eligibility Questions...

    02/27/2008 6:12:38 PM PST · by Kay Ludlow · 628 replies · 1,455+ views
  • List of `banned' words and phrases

    01/01/2008 5:53:01 AM PST · by PreciousLiberty · 79 replies · 178+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 12/31/07 | Too ashamed to say
    Lake Superior State University's 2008 list of banished words or phrases: • perfect storm • Webinar • waterboarding • organic • wordsmith/wordsmithing • author/authored • post 9/11 • surge • give back • `blank' is the new `blank' • Black Friday • back in the day • random
  • Police academy class slogan: Cause PTSD

    12/25/2007 8:22:47 PM PST · by neverdem · 84 replies · 319+ views ^ | Dec. 25, 2007 | NA
    Associated Press A state police academy leader has disavowed the slogan of the most recent graduating class urging one another to "go out and cause" post-traumatic stress disorder. Each class at the Idaho Police Officer Standards and Training Academy is allowed to choose a slogan that is printed on its graduation programs, and the class of 43 graduates came up with "Don't suffer from PTSD, go out and cause it." According to the Veterans Association, tens of thousands of U.S. soldiers suffer from PTSD, which causes nightmares, flashbacks and physical symptoms that make sufferers feel as if they are reliving...
  • Historic penguin sketches found (Slow news day story)

    12/21/2007 5:36:54 AM PST · by yankeedame · 23 replies · 597+ views ^ | Friday, 21 December 2007 | staff writer
    Last Updated: Friday, 21 December 2007, 00:02 GMT Historic penguin sketches found The signed chalk drawings are to be cleaned and restored Penguin sketches made by Captain Scott and Ernest Shackleton have been found in a basement at Cambridge University. The legendary explorers drew the pictures on blackboards, probably for public lectures, in 1904 and 1909. Nobody knows how the fragile images, in need of cleaning and restoration, ended up at the University's Scott Polar Research Institute. Staff are appealing for donations to help preserve the signed chalk drawings and put them on public display. Chalk and charm "People often...
  • Bush Issues Executive Order-Federal Employees Off December 24

    12/06/2007 2:42:03 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 228 replies · 3,859+ views
    The White House ^ | 12-06-07 | George Bush
    Executive Order: Closing of Executive Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government on Monday, December 24, 2007 By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. All executive branch departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and their employees excused from duty on Monday, December 24, 2007, the day before Christmas Day, except as provided in section 2 below. Sec. 2. The heads of executive branch departments and agencies may determine that certain offices and installations of their...
  • Merton Center honors [Cindy]Sheehan

    11/18/2007 11:34:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies · 364+ views
    The Pitt News ^ | November 16, 2007 | Sharan Kumar
    Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan was awarded the 2007 Thomas Merton Award last night for her work within the peace and justice community. Sheehan was unable to attend the ceremony at the Sheraton at Station Square, but accepted the award in absentia. Sheehan began her career in activism after her son, 25-year-old Spc. Casey Sheehan, was killed during a mission in Iraq on April 4, 2004. Since that date, Sheehan has called for the country's leaders to end the war, recall U.S. troops and hold themselves accountable for the decisions that sent the troops to Iraq. Sheehan was forced to cancel...
  • Chuck Norris Endorses Mike Huckabee for President

    10/22/2007 1:38:01 PM PDT · by shbox · 176 replies · 399+ views
    fox ^ | 10/22/2007 | CN
    Chuck Norris does not vote for president of the United States. He gives the voting machine a swift roundhouse kick and Mike Huckabee wins. So the joke would read after the martial arts star announced his endorsement Sunday for the former Arkansas governor. "Though (Rudy) Giuliani might be savvy enough to lead people, Fred Thompson wise enough to wade through the tides of politics, (John) McCain tough enough to fight terrorism, and (Mitt) Romney business-minded enough to grow our economy, I believe the only one who has all of the characteristics to lead America forward into the future is ex-Arkansas...
  • Darkest of Horses: [Ron] Paul may surprise in New Hampshire (Newsweek)

    10/21/2007 2:20:44 PM PDT · by traviskicks · 42 replies · 106+ views
    Newsweek ^ | oct 29th | Howard Fineman
    Whatever Hollywood says a presidential candidate is supposed to look like, Ron Paul isn't it. At 72, wearing mall-walking shoes and an inquisitive smile, he looks like a retired obstetrician, which he is. His platform is hardly from central casting, either. He not only wants U.S. troops home from Iraq, he wants them home from the rest of the planet. He wants to abolish an alphabet of federal agencies and the income tax, dismantle the Patriot Act, reconnect the dollar to the price of gold, decriminalize prostitution and call an end to the drug war. Seated in the House Speaker's...
  • Edwards Predicts Doom for African-American Males ("they'll all be in prison or dead")

    09/28/2007 1:02:10 PM PDT · by teddyballgame · 133 replies · 318+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 9/28/07 | staff
    Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards said if he wasn’t elected president, the population of African-American males is likely to either wind up in prison or dead. At an MTV/ forum Thursday, Edwards responded to a question about inner-city kids partaking in violence by saying there was no “silver bullet” to fight the problem. “We start with the president of the United States saying to America, ‘we cannot build enough prisons to solve this problem. And the idea that we can keep incarcerating and keep incarcerating — pretty soon we’re not going to have a young African-American male population in America....
  • ABC-TV decides not to air Bush's news conference... Developing...

    09/20/2007 8:30:32 AM PDT · by Tulsa Ramjet · 99 replies · 878+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | Sept 20 2007 | drudge report
    ABC-TV decides not to air Bush's news conference... Developing... (not a whole lot right now.)
  • Breaking: Bridge Collapse in Minneapolis

    08/01/2007 4:28:27 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 2,709 replies · 132,994+ views
    KSTP TV 5/ME | 8/1/07 | Me
    Just turned on the news. 35W bridge collapsed in the Mississippi River. Cars, trucks, semis..... Fires burning, tanker trucks, at least one school bus, more than ten cars...... Just now breaking.......
  • John Travolta caught kissing another man

    08/31/2006 5:13:38 PM PDT · by wjersey · 89 replies · 7,796+ views ^ | 8/31/2006 | Staff
    Whispers about John Travolta’s sexuality that have blown through Hollywood for years are getting louder now that the actor was caught kissing another man here in Canada. In photographs published in the newest issue of the National Enquirer, Travolta is seen planting a kiss on the lips of an unidentified man on the steps of his private plane at an airport in Hamilton, Ontario. Travolta, 52, has been flying his Boeing 707 in and out of Hamilton as production gets underway in Toronto on the remake of Hairspray, in which he plays Edna Turnblad. The tabloid noted that Travolta, whose...
  • NBC: Missing Boy Scout found alive after disappearing in N. Carolina woods.

    03/20/2007 8:15:14 AM PDT · by Lonely NY Conservative · 315 replies · 14,022+ views
    No details yet....
  • Google again snubs George Washington

    02/19/2007 4:39:15 PM PST · by wagglebee · 51 replies · 1,330+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 2/19/07 | Bob Unruh
      Honoring China's 'The Year of the Pig' Over the weekend, Google highlighted the Chinese New Year – the year of the pig – with a couple of the porkers dancing in place of the "Os" in its name. But today, the Internet behemoth that recognizes holidays and special events with modifications to its logo declined to recognize the birthday of George Washington, "the father of our country" and the first president of the United States. It's been able, in recent months, to highlight special honors for Percival Lowell, Edvard Munch and Louis Braille. Lowell was an astronomer, Munch an...
  • UPDATE: Aircraft hit building at 71st and York Ave on East Side of Manhattan

    10/11/2006 11:53:53 AM PDT · by Yossarian · 1,937 replies · 98,921+ views
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 10/11/06 | Rush Limbaugh
    Rush reports that a Cessna has been reported as crashing into (at least one) apartment complex in NYC Mannhattan's upper east side - on East 71st Street.
  • Neil Armstrong's Moon Quote Earns an 'A'

    09/30/2006 3:11:28 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 112 replies · 5,729+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 9/30/06 | AP
    That's one small word for astronaut Neil Armstrong, one giant revision for grammar sticklers everywhere. An Australian computer programmer says he found the missing "a" from Armstrong's famous first words from the moon in 1969, when the world heard the phrase, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." The story was reported in Saturday's editions of the Houston Chronicle. Some historians and critics have dogged Armstrong for not saying the more dramatic and grammatically correct, "One small step for a man . . ." in the version he transmitted to NASA's Mission Control. Without the missing...
  • Fox News Alert- Severe Thunderstorm Warning For DC(Vanity)

    07/02/2006 2:49:10 PM PDT · by catholicfreeper · 71 replies · 1,115+ views
    me ^ | July 2 , 2006 | me
    Just wanted to you to know FOX National News just annouced a National Breaking Fox News Alert that there was a severe Thunderstorm warning in DC. With all the breaking graphics and sound effects. Ohh, The Nation is now informed and I feel safer. Oh and penny size hell. DOesnt the National Weather Service break in to these local Broadcast anyway -make loud buzzing noises and run alerts and scroll all this stuff on the bottom of the screen anyway.
  • Lightning wipes out 70 goats, goatherd survives

    06/18/2006 9:52:14 AM PDT · by sully777 · 83 replies · 1,119+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jun 16, 2006 10:23am ET
    SOFIA (Reuters) - Lightning killed an entire herd of 70 goats in central Bulgaria Thursday, but their goatherd escaped unharmed, civil defense officials said. The herd was sheltering under a large tree during a summer storm when the bolt struck, killing all of them. "At least the goatherd managed to survive. He was under a different tree," civil defense officer Anastas Iribadzhakov told Reuters.
  • Bush Backs Brother Jeb for White House

    05/10/2006 8:09:34 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 195 replies · 3,443+ views
    Bush Backs Brother Jeb for White House By NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writer 9 minutes ago President Bush suggested Wednesday that he'd like to see his family's White House legacy continue, perhaps with his younger brother Jeb as the chief executive. The president said Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is well-suited for another office and would make "a great president." "I would like to see Jeb run at some point in time, but I have no idea if that's his intention or not," Bush said in an interview with Florida reporters, according to an account on the St. Petersburg Times Web...
  • No Evidence Found at Lake

    03/11/2006 7:41:03 PM PST · by Honeybunch · 30 replies · 1,001+ views
    The Ponca City News ^ | 3-11-06 | Ponca City News
    Ponca City police officers investigated a Crime Stoppers tip Thursday at Lake Ponca. Police were looking for evidence related to a possible unreported crime that may have taken place some time ago. Police investigators searched the area and found no evidence was found to substantiate that a crime was committed.
  • Comptroller, 84, Makes Woman 'Walk Again'

    02/16/2006 6:06:31 AM PST · by SoftballMominVA · 73 replies · 1,962+ views ^ | 2-15-06 |
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - State Comptroller William Donald Schaefer reacted angrily Wednesday to questions about whether he may have offended an aide to Gov. Robert Ehrlich at a meeting of the Board of Public Works.After the young woman brought him a beverage at Wednesday morning's meeting at the State House, Schaefer stared intently as she walked back to the governor's office. Then, just as she reached the door, he summoned her back as people waiting to testify before the board watched. When the aide, looking puzzled, returned to the table, Schaefer told her, "Walk again," and watched her as she...
  • Terri Schiavo’s Husband Re-Married in Catholic Church

    01/23/2006 2:43:23 PM PST · by madprof98 · 144 replies · 2,692+ views
    LifeSite ^ | 1/23/06 | Gudrun Schultz
    SAFETY HARBOUR, Florida, January 23, 2006 ( – Michael Schiavo, who had his disabled wife Terri killed last March by refusing her food and water, was re-married last Saturday in the Roman Catholic Church of Espiritu Santo in Florida. Schiavo married Jodi Centonze. He had two children with her during the years he worked towards achieving Terri’s death. Terri Schiavo was killed in March 2005, in spite of her family’s strenuous fight to prevent the removal of her feeding tube and water. Terri was left severely brain damaged after collapsing at age 26. Although medical authorities said she was in...
  • Schiavo weds in private service

    01/23/2006 7:12:44 AM PST · by NYer · 231 replies · 4,123+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | January 22, 2006 | CURTIS KRUEGER
    SAFETY HARBOR - Michael Schiavo and Jodi Centonze were married in a private ceremony at Espiritu Santo Catholic Church on Saturday. "It was very emotional," said John Centonze, brother of the bride, just after the noon ceremony. "It's been a long time coming. A lot of things happened in between." The wedding came a day after the couple applied for a Pinellas County marriage license and 10 months after the death of Schiavo's first wife, Terri. Terri Schiavo died March 31, two weeks after her feeding tube was removed, and 15 years after a cardiac arrest that left her in...
  • Storm over, Schiavo to remarry

    01/21/2006 2:03:21 PM PST · by amdgmary · 102 replies · 2,037+ views
    St Petersburg Times ^ | January 21, 2006 | KELLEY BENHAM
    They might have done this years ago, but he already had a wife. Michael Schiavo and Jodi Centonze applied for a marriage license in Pinellas County on Friday. She listed her last marriage as ending in divorce on March 29, 1989. He listed his as ending in death on March 31, 2005. Their relationship has long been a curious sidenote in the national right-to-die case of Michael's first wife, Terri Schiavo, who was in a persistent vegetative state for 15 years. Michael Schiavo, 42, has called Jodi Centonze his fiancee for at least six years, relatives said. They live together...
  • Michael Schiavo applies for marriage license

    01/21/2006 12:46:34 PM PST · by firerosemom · 28 replies · 919+ views
    WTSP - Tampa Bay's 10 News ^ | Saturday, January 21, 2006 | Associated Press
    TAMPA, Florida (AP) -- Court records show that Terri Schiavo's husband Michael has applied for a marriage license. Michael Schiavo and Jodi Centonze applied for a marriage license in Pinellas County yesterday.
  • Electrocuted Squirrel Starts Grass Fire

    10/31/2005 7:47:17 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 18 replies · 3,337+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | Mon Oct 31, 7:06 PM ET
    Electrocuted Squirrel Starts Grass Fire Mon Oct 31, 7:06 PM ET BYRAM, Miss. - An electric lineman believes a squirrel started a grass fire Monday after the critter was electrocuted and fell from a power line onto parched ground. It's been more than a month since significant amounts of rain have fallen in central Mississippi, though some showers were expected late Monday. Burn bans are in effect in this Jackson suburb and many other nearby communities. Passing motorists saw a flash and heard a loud pop, then saw ashes falling from the power line. The spark ignited a grassfire, which...
  • Pregnant Dog Adopts Hurt Squirrel

    10/14/2005 3:27:09 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 17 replies · 756+ views
    CBS ^ | 10/14/05 | CBS
    (CBS) When a very young squirrel fell from a tree, little did it know that would mark the start of a most unusual relationship. A woman found the squirrel and its sister lying on the ground. They had fallen about 40 feet out of their nest. The sister was dead. The woman asked animal lover Debby Cantlon, well known in the Seattle area for nursing injured animals back to health, to care for the squirrel, and Cantlon agreed. The squirrel was severely dehydrated and suffering from other physical problems when it got to Cantlon, herself a cancer patient for two...

    08/11/2005 10:37:35 AM PDT · by ElCapusto · 54 replies · 1,085+ views
    WBBH-TV—Ft. Myers, FL ^ | 8/11/2005 | WVVH-TV Staffers
    TAMPA — A Tampa man is getting a citation for storing animal parts in a freezer. Police say Lester Huckaby can be punished by up to 60 days in county jail and a $500 fine. He had birds that wildlife officials say are protected under the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Authorities say an anonymous caller told police that Huckaby was storing part of a migratory bird and pieces of sea turtles inside a freezer in his house. When authorities searched they house, they say they found one room filled with hawk wings, talons and a raccoon in the process...
  • Should Muslim women be on Mt Everest?

    06/04/2005 7:08:36 AM PDT · by ttsmi · 24 replies · 815+ views
    Think about it. Can a woman safely scale Everest while fretting whether any of her hair is visible? Can she do so while obsessing about the legs or arms showing (both of which remain taboo in the Muslim community, regardless of the weather or circumstances)? Think somebody can climb a mountain wearing a shalwar kamees, much less a jilbab? Wait, it gets worse. What if there is a man beneath her on the trail? Is she not dishonored by this compromising position? And won’t that sight risk causing fitnah and fatality on the mountainside? (I’m reminded of the fretting of...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (Photos):06/03/05

    06/03/2005 3:40:30 PM PDT · by Pippin · 320 replies · 3,977+ views
    Yahoo; | 06/03/05 | Pippin
    Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
  • <b> Passed</b> by the Texas House of Representatives

    05/12/2005 7:08:50 PM PDT · by MurryMom · 15 replies · 481+ views
    Passed by the Texas House of Representatives, a bill that bans high school cheerleaders from performing "sexually suggestive" routines -- effectively taking the "hip" out of "hip-hip-hooray". Bill author Al Edwards, a Democrat from Houston, said that "we see that as a result [of lewd routines] more of our young girls being pregnant in middle and high schools, dropping out of school, having babies, and having AIDS and herpes." The bill, which doesn't define what constitutes sexually suggestive behavior, was mocked by several legislators. One said it was "stupid" and "insulting" that the issue was even being discussed, and others...