Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $48,452
55%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 55%!! Thank you all very much for your continuing support!

Keyword: swimmer

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Mary Jo Kopechne’s Family on Ted Kennedy and Chappaquiddick: 'The Truth Has Never Really Come Out'

    03/29/2018 7:42:17 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 148 replies
    people ^ | BY LIZ MCNEIL MARCH 28, 2018 AT 8:00AM EDT | BY LIZ MCNEIL MARCH 28, 2018 AT 8:00AM EDT
    Mary Jo Kopechne had been dead for several months when her parents began to have serious questions about what really happened the night of July 18, 1969. At first, Gwen and Joe Kopechne had believed Senator Ted Kennedy’s account of that evening. “They trusted him,” says Mary Jo’s aunt, Georgetta Potoski, 75. “They loved the Kennedys. But later on, they started to question what happened.” Ted Kennedy could never escape the unanswered questions about his 10-hour delay in reporting the accident to Edgartown police. “The longer it went on, more and more inconsistencies were discovered and he wasn’t telling Gwen...
  • Golden Dressel on verge of joining swimming greats Spitz, Phelps

    07/29/2017 1:50:13 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 5 replies
    The 20-year-old Dressel became the first American swimmer to win three gold medals in one day at the world aquatic championships on Saturday. He kicked off his historic performance at the Duna Arena by winning the 50m freestyle and the 100m butterfly golds within half an hour.
  • Poll: Nearly one-third of Democrats never heard of Chuck Schumer

    03/15/2017 5:38:38 PM PDT · by kevcol · 24 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 15, 2017 | Anna Giaritelli
    A Fox News poll released Wednesday evening found nearly one-third of Democrats have never heard of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who is a lifetime politician and has been in Congress for more than 35 years. The March 12-14 survey concluded 31 percent of registered Democratic voters do not know who the New York lawmaker is, while 30 percent of all voters do not know him.
  • Olympic Gold Medalist Katie Ledecky Prays “The Hail Mary” Before Every Race

    08/08/2016 2:14:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 344 replies
    uCatholic ^ | August 8, 2016
    U.S. Olympian Katie Ledecky is the world record holder in the 400-, 800- and 1500-meter freestyles, and the American record holder in the 500-, 1000- and 1650-yard freestyles.In the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, she will compete in the 200-, 400-, and 800-meter freestyle. She has won Gold medals in the 2012 London Olympics and again in the 2016 Rio Olympics.But before every race Ledecky, a faithful Catholic, offers a Hail Mary. “I do say a prayer – or two – before any race. The Hail Mary is a beautiful prayer and I find that it calms me.” she said.In an interview with...
  • Swimmer carrying rock drowns on (his 21st) birthday

    05/26/2015 1:25:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 5/26/15 | Mike Moffitt
    A swimmer trying cross a wildlife-area pond while holding a large rock drowned Monday in Oroville. California Highway Patrol officers said Austin Harr of Gridley was celebrating his 21st birthday with a swim at the dredger ponds when he sank below the surface about 5 p.m.
  • Obama: Politicians should carry themselves more like Kennedy (Teddy, not RFK or JFK!)

    03/30/2015 1:46:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    MSN / The Associated Press ^ | March 30, 2015 | Nedra Pickler and David Espo
    BOSTON — President Barack Obama summoned today's quarrelsome political leaders to emulate the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in the pursuit of compromise on Monday, and said a new institute that bears the longtime Massachusetts senator's name can be as much an antidote to political cynicism as the man once was. "What if we carried ourselves more like Ted Kennedy? What if we were to follow his example a little bit harder?" the president asked a crowd of family, former aides and political dignitaries of both parties under a tent in raw weather just outside the doors of the Edward...
  • Soon: LIVE Report - Pres. Obama Remarks at Edward M. Kennedy Institute Opening LIVE THREAD

    03/30/2015 9:14:53 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 28 replies
    ABC ^ | March 30 2015 | No Attribution
    LIVE Report - Pres. Obama Remarks at Edward M. Kennedy Institute Opening
  • ‘Shocked’ bikers catch Stanford swimmer ‘raping’ unconscious woman [New York Post Photos]

    01/28/2015 1:29:53 PM PST · by Colofornian · 61 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | Jan. 28, 2015
    A former Stanford University swimmer who raced in the 2012 US Olympic trials has been charged with raping an intoxicated, unconscious woman on the school’s campus. The San Jose Mercury News reports Brock Allen Turner was charged Tuesday with five felony counts on suspicion of attempted rape and penetration with a foreign object. “She was lying on the ground unconscious, not moving,” Deputy District Attorney Alaleh Kianerci told the San Francisco Chronicle of the alleged victim, who was not a student at the university. Prosecutors say the attack happened Jan. 18. Two men riding bikes on campus saw an unconscious...
  • David Schwimmer Cast as Robert Kardashian Sr. Opposite Cuba Gooding Jr. in O.J. Simpson's

    12/20/2014 9:45:40 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 27 replies
    US Weekly ^ | Dec. 20, 2014 | Stephanie Webber
    ...upcoming miniseries American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.
  • Kennedy And Chappaquiddick [44 Years Ago]

    07/18/2013 11:43:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 56 replies
    Personal Liberty.com ^ | 7/18/13 | Bob Livingston
    In the early morning hours of July 19, 1969, a black Oldsmobile sedan turned down a narrow dirt road and careened away in a cloud of dust. As the car approached a wooden bridge that sat at an oblique angle to the road, it failed to slow. Too late, the driver realized his error. The car dropped over the side of the bridge, turned over and plunged into the Poucha Pond. The driver escaped the overturned and water-filled car. A 28-year-old female passenger did not. What followed doomed the Presidential aspirations of 37-year-old Senator Edward M. “Ted” Kennedy. Only Kennedy...
  • Nude swimmer distracts home burglary victim

    07/10/2013 3:17:25 AM PDT · by Einherjar · 13 replies
    Crossville Chronicle ^ | july 8, 2013 | mike moser
    While a nude female swimmer in his Camelot subidivision home's backyard pool had him distracted, the woman's accomplice was inside the victim's home stealing his personal property. Both made a clean getaway.
  • ORCAS ARE FRIENDLY CREATURES WHO LOVE PEOPLE

    04/09/2012 7:00:25 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 34 replies
    INTERNET ^ | April 9, 2012 | swampsniper
    A friend sent this. I put it on my Photobucket so I could share it.
  • Judicial Watch Obtains Previously Redacted Material from the FBI File of the Late Sen. Ted Kennedy

    02/25/2011 10:49:42 AM PST · by La Lydia · 39 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 25, 2011
    Judicial Watch...announced today that it has obtained previously redacted material from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) file of the late Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy, who died in August 2009 from brain cancer. Judicial Watch obtained the records pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit originally filed on June 9, 2010. The documents include a December 28, 1961, State Department memo describing a tour of several Latin American countries taken by then-Assistant District Attorney of Suffolk County Kennedy. This document as it was originally made public was almost completely redacted. After an initial challenge by Judicial Watch, a version...
  • Producer Defends Pulled Kennedy Mini-Series

    01/13/2011 5:30:28 AM PST · by Cowman · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 13, 2011 | Meredith Jessup
    ‘It’s the Truth’: Producer Defends Pulled Kennedy Mini-Series Posted on January 13, 2011 at 12:03am by Meredith Jessup After the History Channel pulled his mini-series, “The Kennedys,” executive producer Michael Prupas insisted Wednesday that the eight-hour series was “meticulously researched” and is historically accurate. John and Jackie Kennedy are portrayed by Hollywood actor Greg Kinnear and actress Katie Holmes “It’s the truth,” he said. “The goal of the script from the very beginning was to tell the family story of the Kennedys.” The History Channel announced its decision after a leaked script was denounced by former Kennedy aide Theodore Sorensen...
  • Warts And Gall

    01/13/2011 6:10:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 12, 2011 | Staff
    <p>Political Clout: The Kennedys no longer have a family member in Congress, but their undue influence can still pressure a high-profile cable channel to suppress an unflattering $25 million biopic.</p> <p>Since 2007, A&E's History Channel has lured younger viewers and a bigger audience with reality series like "UFO Hunters." Sadly, the channel has axed a miniseries that was a cinch to give the History Channel its highest ratings ever.</p>
  • US national swimmer dies in overseas race

    10/23/2010 3:42:37 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 7 replies
    PHILADELPHIA (AP)—Fran Crippen, a medal-winning open-water swimmer on the U.S. national team, told his coach he wasn’t feeling well late in a race before he died in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday.
  • Judicial Watch Obtains Never-Before-Released FBI Records Regarding Late Senator Kennedy

    09/08/2010 11:01:18 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 31 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 9, 2010
    Documents Detail Connections to Suspected Communist Operatives: Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained 23 new pages of documents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation file of late Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy, who died in August 2009. Among the new documents is a memo dated March 28, 1963, that details the FBI’s concern over an effort by Edward and Robert Kennedy to pressure the State Department to allow Katalin Karady, a Hungarian émigré living in Brazil — described as “consistently refused an immigrant visa because of the voluminous subversive and derogatory data on file concerning her” — to enter...
  • 30 Stung By Stingrays; 2 Swimmers Hospitalized (weird)

    07/14/2010 6:43:04 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 30 replies
    NBCNews.com ^ | 07/14/2010 | ERIC S. PAGE
    Ambulances were called to La Jolla Wednesday afternoon after at least 30 people were stung by sting rays. The attacks happened at both La Jolla Shores and Blacks Beach up the coast to the north. Lifeguards said that at one point, they were treating 11 or 12 people at the same time. Paramedics were called in to assist with triage because of the abundance of victims. Source: 30 Stung By Stingrays; 2 Swimmers Hospitalized | NBC San Diego
  • Monaco's Prince Albert FINALLY to settle down as he proposes to girlfriend Charlene

    06/23/2010 9:05:14 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 51 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 3:28 PM on 23rd June 2010 | Unknown
    If she takes up swimming again, she won't be able to wear her engagement ring in the pool - she'd surely sink. Prince Albert of Monaco has proposed to South African former swimmer Charlene Wittstock - giving her a ring that more than makes up for his reputation as an eternal playboy. The royal palace said in a statement that the engagement was announced today between the 52-year-old prince and 32-year-old Wittstock.
  • GOP’s Brown Within Nine Points In Mass. Senate Race

    01/05/2010 7:30:42 AM PST · by Slyscribe · 73 replies · 2,411+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 1/5/2010 | Ed Carson
    Here’s a poll that could shock the political world: GOP state Sen. Scott Brown trails state Attorney Martha Coakley by just nine points ahead of the Jan. 19 special election to fill the Senate seat previously held by the late Ted Kennedy. Coakley leads 50% to 41%, according to a new Rasmussen poll. Her lead falls to just two points among respondents who say they are sure to vote. A Brown upset would be seismic, because it would reduce the Senate Democratic caucus to 59 votes, 1 vote shy of the 60 needed to override a GOP filibuster. That would...