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  • NATO Striving to Build Professional NCO Corps

    05/09/2006 6:37:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 223+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 9, 2006 – Just as noncommissioned officers and petty officers are the backbone of the U.S. military, they also are increasingly becoming the backbone of NATO, a top U.S. NCO said here today. Marine Sgt. Maj. Alford L. McMichael, senior noncommissioned officer for NATO's Allied Command for Operations, is at the forefront of that effort. He spoke during a conference of service senior enlisted advisors and combatant command senior enlisted leaders meeting at the Pentagon this week. McMichael is a former sergeant major of the Marine Corps. He assumed his current position in September 2003 and is the...
  • CA: Schwarzenegger striving to curb rising costs of medical care for the poor

    03/06/2005 8:27:13 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 550+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/6/05 | Jim Wasserman - AP
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - For all the deadly foes he vanquished on the silver screen, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger may be finally meeting his match - the growing medical bills of poor people. In his rookie year, Schwarzenegger tried simply to slash the state's costs by $900 million, then backed down after roars of protest. Now he's back with a new attack, one of many experiments proposed by U.S. governors to cut states' soaring medical costs. Schwarzenegger would limit a poor Californian's dental work to $1,000 a year, steer nearly 1 million more people into managed care networks and make families...
  • Free State Project: Striving to be good neighbors

    08/24/2004 11:10:20 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 21 replies · 799+ views ^ | september 2004 |
    The Free State Project is picking up speed as Libertarians and other freedom-minded people begin moving to a small state where they hope to make a big difference. New Hampshire was chosen last fall as the destination for thousands of small-government advocates who are promising to move in and try to staunch the onslaught of socialism. Now they're starting to make good on their promise. An estimated 300 or 350 Free Staters (or Porcupines, as they call themselves) attended the first semi-official gathering in New Hampshire June 24-27. Though the Porcupine Freedom Festival wasn't officially sponsored by the FSP, "it...
  • "Material Girl" Madonna endorses Democratic candidate Wesley Clark

    12/16/2003 9:07:41 PM PST · by yonif · 66 replies · 559+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Tue Dec 16 2003 | AFP
    Former vice president Al Gore (news - web sites) may be supporting Howard Dean (news - web sites), but retired army general Wesley Clark (news - web sites) has support in his quest for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination from ... Madonna (news - web sites). The Material Girl on Tuesday publicly threw her support behind the retired four-star general, one of nine Democrats seeking to replace George W. Bush in the November 2004 election. "I endorse him because I think he's a great guy," the pop superstar said on CNN Tuesday. "I think he's a natural born leader." Madonna...
  • Madonna's book: Zillions printed, 8,000 sold.

    09/24/2003 10:05:35 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 20 replies · 467+ views
    BBC On-Line ^ | Wednesday, 24 September, 2003 | staff writer
    Last Updated: Wednesday, 24 September, 2003, 11:09 GMT 12:09 UKMadonna book sells 8,000 copies This was Madonna's first attempt at children's fiction Madonna's children's book The English Roses has sold just over 8,000 copies in its first week in the UK. The book, launched amid a blaze of publicity, made it to number 17 in the national book chart, according to data company Nielsen Bookscan. It was the second bestselling children's book of the week, behind JK Rowling's fifth Harry Potter book. This week the top-selling book in the UK, David Beckham's autobiography My Side, sold 103,508 copies. Madonna's book,...
  • Madonna's Author Act Stranger Than Fiction (“middle-aged serial slurper” role-plays as actual mom)

    09/30/2003 11:14:31 AM PDT · by dead · 17 replies · 490+ views
    New York Post ^ | September 30, 2003 | Andrea Peyser
    <p>The middle-aged serial slurper came to Midtown yesterday clad in an early Halloween costume - dowdy tweed suit and bushy hair - to role-play the part of an actual mom.</p> <p>We've seen this gal tied up, beaten down, with cones protruding from her bosom, and naked so frequently, it is to yawn. But Madonna's new, prissy act, unveiled on Fifth Avenue, was downright weird.</p>
  • 'Apples' is a bruise on Madonna's new career

    11/10/2003 10:39:06 AM PST · by Hillary's Lovely Legs · 4 replies · 340+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 11-10-2003 | Deirdre Donahue
    Poor Madonna (news - web sites). In her new career as a writer of children's books, lightning has not struck twice. Her first effort, The English Roses, had skeptical critics baying with praise at how effectively she examines the subtle but cruel ways girls exclude those they envy or pity. The book has been translated into 37 languages, and it has been on the USA TODAY Best-Selling Books list since Sept. 22. Its highest rank was No. 7. In the second of Madonna's expected five books, Mr. Peabody's Apples, illustrated by Loren Long, the pop star and mother turns her...
  • Maverick Madge in fistfight with Warner Bros

    11/16/2003 3:08:18 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 318+ views
    Times India ^ | 10/31/03
    LONDON: "Material Girl" Madonna is said to be gearing up for a fistfight with Warner Bros Records over differences about where her Maverick Records is heading. According to PeopleNews , a reason for the impending parting of the ways may be attributed to a rumour that Time Warner is lining up to sell off the Warner Music Group. Tension seems to be brewing, as renegotiations between the two warring parties is virtually non-existent, sources close to the disgruntled Warner executives, say. Others are even predicting "a nuclear lawsuit," with the big guns of parent company Time Warner lining up for...
  • MADONNA'S 2nd children's book "Mr Peabody's Apples" tops NYT best sellers list (BARF alert)

    11/27/2003 8:41:26 AM PST · by yankeedame · 7 replies · 394+ views
    News.Com. AU ^ | staff writer
    Madonna's bestseller November 26, 2003 MADONNA'S second children's book Mr Peabody's Apples is on top of the New York Times best sellers list for children this week. The queen of pop has topped the book chart just eight weeks after her last number one with The English Roses. Children are loving Madonna's tales. As funny as it may sound, Madonna has kept The Cat In The Hat from going number one in the book world. The Cat In The Hat is being propelled by the movie starring Mike Myers, Alec Baldwin and Kelly Preston. Madonna's career as an author couldn't...

    12/15/2003 4:15:01 AM PST · by JesseHousman · 24 replies · 421+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | December 12, 2003 | Laura Dempsey
    Nobody ever says, "Madonna who?" She's part of our culture, an American success story who's maintained a media presence for 20 years now, re-inventing herself with every prevailing wind, while never, ever giving the impression she's doing anything other than what she wants to do. We are by turns impressed, embarrassed, shocked and amazed by Madonna's antics, but we're rarely surprised anymore. Madonna, the dancer from Detroit, set out to become famous and succeeded beyond anybody's but her own wildest dreams. She's 45, and shows no signs of slowing down or relinquishing her place in the spotlight; in fact, she's...
  • Material Girl covers [Weasel] Clark with praise

    12/17/2003 12:55:43 PM PST · by freedom44 · 58 replies · 509+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/17/03 | CNN
    LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) --The Material Girl has stepped onto the political stage and endorsed Democratic presidential hopeful Wesley Clark. "I think he has a good handle on foreign policy, I think he's good with people, and I think he has a heart and a consciousness," pop singer Madonna said. "He's interested in spirituality -- I mean, those things mean a lot to me." The singer and children's book author met Clark a few weeks ago for over an hour. In an interview recorded last week with CNN's Denise Quan, Madonna said they discussed his becoming president. The singer told...