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    12/17/2014 7:05:11 AM PST · by servo1969 · 54 replies ^ | 12-16-2014 |
    VICTORIA, TX -- A Victoria police officer has been placed on administrative duty after his dashboard camera caught him Tasering an elderly man. In the video obtained by the Victoria Advocate, Officer Nathanial Robinson is seen arresting 76-year-old Pete Vasquez, when he suddenly throws Vasquez onto the hood of the car, pulls him to the ground and Tasers him. Vasquez said the cop acted more like a pit bull than a police officer. "I turn around and he pulled that Taser and he shot me with it, and you know it looked like he's enjoying that," Vasquez said.
  • New Hampshire principal bans tag on the playground

    10/15/2013 8:31:15 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 32 replies
    upi ^ | Oct. 14, 2013
    NASHUA, N.H., - Some parents with children at a New Hampshire elementary school said they disagree with the principal's decision to ban playing tag at recess. Principal Patricia Beaulieu of Charlotte Avenue Elementary School in Nashua posted a statement to the school's website saying the playground game was being banned due to recent injuries involving games of tag, WMUR-TV, Manchester, N.H., reported. "Playgrounds offer a chance for children to be active," Beaulieu wrote. "However, playgrounds also have risks, and numerous injuries have resulted recently on our playground, prompting us to review school playground rules with all students." "As you know,...
  • The Decline of America: The Banning of Dodgeball, Tag, and even Cartwheels

    10/09/2013 12:15:33 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 10 replies ^ | October 9, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    Every day it seems that our country becomes increasingly insane and the further deterioration of our country becomes move evident. Nowhere is this trend more prevalent than it is in our schools. Over the last several decades, many physical activities have been banned at schools with dodgeball being the big baddie that had to be put down. Now comes news that at the Weber Middle School in Port Washington, Long Island, have banned footballs, baseballs, games of rough tag, and even cartwheels without the supervision of a coach or an adult. Yes, the wussification of America continues its relentless pace....
  • The Fiscal Cliff Is A Mole Hill Compared TAG Program Expiry

    11/12/2012 7:38:32 PM PST · by blam · 24 replies
    TMO ^ | 11-12-2012 | Shah Gilani - Money Morning
    The Fiscal Cliff Is A Mole Hill Compared TAG Program Expiry Stock-Markets / Credit Crisis 2012Nov 12, 2012 - 07:24 AM By: Money Morning Shah Gilani writes: Everyone is afraid of falling off the "fiscal cliff." But there's another dangerous countdown clock about hit to zero. And no one is talking about it, even though it will spell even more financial problems for us all. At midnight on December 31, 2012, the Transaction Account Guarantee (TAG) program will expire. The TAG program was initiated at the height of the credit crisis when depositors were fleeing banks for fear they would...
  • Boy, 6, accused of sexual assault on classmate during playground game of tag

    01/28/2012 9:21:06 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 28, 2012 | Katie Silver
    In a move that has attracted outrage from many local parents, an overzealous principal has accused a six-year-old of sexual assault. Levina Subrata’s son was playing tag in his Californian school playground when he was accused of touching his best friend’s upper thigh and groin.
  • Strauss-Kahn 'rape victim' accused of being a prostitute...

    07/02/2011 10:16:31 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:38 PM on 2nd July 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    The hotel maid who claims former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn raped her has been accused of working as a prostitute. Allegations have emerged that the 32-year-old cleaner was was taking extra money from male guests at the hotel for sex. 'There is information... of her getting extraordinary tips, if you know what I mean. And it's not for bringing extra f**king towels,' a source close to the defence investigation told the New York Post. The woman also had 'a lot of her expenses – hair braiding, salon expenses – paid for by men not related to her,' the source added....
  • Bishop Removes Catholic Tag on Hospital Doing Abortion

    12/21/2010 11:02:44 AM PST · by julieee · 9 replies ^ | December 21, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Bishop Removes Catholic Tag on Hospital Doing Abortion Bishop Thomas Olmsted of the Diocese of Phoenix has removed the Catholic designation from St. Joseph’s Medical Center because of a controversial abortion it performed last year.
  • Family thankful for Gold Star plate

    06/03/2010 9:42:50 AM PDT · by blf1776 · 2 replies · 144+ views
    WLFI TV18 ^ | Wednesday, 02 Jun 2010, 6:13 PM EDT | Kristin Maiorano
    LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A local lawmaker recently received what he calls his "highest honor." State Sen. Ron Alting (R-22nd district) received a bracelet today from the Frantz family in Lafayette. It was specially made in honor of their son, Matthew Frantz, who was killed in Iraq in January 2006. Matthew's mother, Marilyn Frantz, said the bracelet was the least they could do for Alting's efforts to establish Gold Star license plates in Indiana. The license plates are now available for the parents, spouses, siblings and children of anyone who died while serving in the military on active duty. Frantz...
  • Titman says "They’re not getting my tag!"

    01/15/2010 5:45:49 AM PST · by Thirteen · 42 replies · 1,615+ views
    Bristol Herald-Courier ^ | January 15, 2010 | David McGee
    BRISTOL, Va. – Theresa Titman knows all the jokes about the last name she proudly displays on a personalized license plate, but she isn’t laughing over a state agency’s recent ruling. Last month, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles notified Titman and her husband that they must surrender the tag she’s had for seven years – T1TMAN – because someone might find it “socially, racially or ethnically offensive or disparaging and used to describe intimate body parts or genitals.” The tag was issued “in error,” according to the letter. “They’re not getting my tag,” Titman said. “I was utterly –...
  • Clallam (WA) man burned in lighter fluid tag game

    05/20/2009 1:10:24 PM PDT · by llevrok · 30 replies · 2,136+ views
    Peninsula Daily News (WA) ^ | 5/20/09 | Tom Callis
    PORT ANGELES -- A game of tag with a flame and lighter fluid has sent an unidentified man to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle to be treated for serious injuries, said the Clallam County Fire District No. 2 chief. Volunteer paramedics and emergency medical technicians were called to an area 2 miles east of Port Angeles at about 8 p.m. Monday, said Fire Chief Jon Bugher. Bugher said several people had been playing a game called "lighter tag," which involves squirting themselves with lighter fluid and then lighting the clothing of the person who is "it." The tagged person beats...
  • Virginia Elementary School Halts Game of Tag Due to 'Intense Aggression'

    04/16/2008 3:37:09 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 22 replies · 135+ views
    foxnews ^ | 04/15/08 | fox
    McLEAN, Va. — Some northern Virginia elementary school students are getting a time-out from tag. The principal of Kent Gardens Elementary School in McLean told students this month that they are not allowed to play the game of chasing and yelling "You're it!" at recess after determining the playground pastime had gotten out of hand.
  • At McLean School, Playing Tag Turns Into Hot Potato

    04/15/2008 1:10:36 PM PDT · by Proverbs 3-5 · 32 replies · 113+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 4/15/2008 | Michael Alison Chandler
    A playground pastime is getting a timeout this spring at a McLean elementary school. Robyn Hooker, principal of Kent Gardens Elementary School, has told students they may no longer play tag during recess after determining that the game of chasing, dodging and yelling "You're it!" had gotten out of hand. Hooker explained to parents in a letter this month that tag had become a game "of intense aggression." The principal said that her goal is to keep students safe and that she hopes to restore tag (as well as touch football, also now on hold) after teachers and administrators review...
  • 'Confederate Heritage' Tag Sought [FL]

    02/26/2008 8:29:15 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 26 replies · 225+ views
    local6 ^ | 25-feb-2008
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A Panhandle legislator wants Florida to issue license tags honoring "Confederate Heritage" -- complete with images of Dixie flags and buttons from Rebel uniforms. "It's a part of our history, whether we like it or not," Rep. Don Brown, R-DeFuniak Springs, said in an interview with Local 6 News partner Florida Today. "I appreciate the heritage and the good things that people feel about our past." Motorists could pay $25 for the tag, with proceeds going to education programs run by Sons of Confederate Veterans, graveyard location and maintenance, museum exhibits and other cultural activities. The current...
  • Colorado School Bans Game of Tag on Playground

    08/31/2007 3:51:34 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 46 replies · 796+ views
    The Colorado Gazetter ^ | BRIAN NEWSOME
    Springs elementary gives tag a timeout By BRIAN NEWSOME THE GAZETTE On the playground of a northern Colorado Springs elementary school, tag is not “it.” The touch-and-run game and any other form of chasing was banned this year at Discovery Canyon Campus’ elementary school by administrators who say it fuels schoolyard disputes. “It causes a lot of conflict on the playground,” said Assistant Principal Cindy Fesgen. In the first days of school, before tag was banned, she said students would complain to her about being chased or harassed. Fesgen said she would hear: “Well, I don’t want to be chased,...
  • School Bans Tag After Parents Complain

    08/29/2007 5:11:41 PM PDT · by MotleyGirl70 · 121 replies · 2,494+ views
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- A Colorado Springs elementary school is banning the game of tag on its playground -- after some children complained that they'd been chased or harassed against their will.Assistant Principal Cindy Fesgen of the Discovery Canyon Campus school said running games will be allowed, as long as students don't chase each other.Fesgen said two parents complained to her about the ban, but most parents and children didn't object. Two elementary schools in the nearby Falcon School District did away with tag and similar games in 2005 in favor of alternatives with less physical contact. Officials at Evans...
  • Schools tag out contact games

    02/12/2007 4:55:22 AM PST · by Ellesu · 10 replies · 386+ views
    Rules: link only Administrators take action after seeing too many injuries, squabbles
  • Help-Want to Create a GREAT Tagline

    11/29/2006 9:56:53 AM PST · by GYPSY286 · 47 replies · 772+ views
    Me | November 29, 2006 | Gypsy286
    How do I create a tagline? Couldn't find directions anywhere. Thanks!
  • VIDEO: Japanese TV Amazed At Children's Game "Tag" Suspended (Massachusetts) [Streaming Clip]

    10/20/2006 9:36:21 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 71 replies · 1,711+ views
    JNN News Tokyo (in Japanese) short video clip 300k ^ | 20 October 2006 | JNN News Tokyo (Video Clip)
    The stupidity of the Massachusetts school decision to 'outlaw' such children's games as "tag" at school has hit the news in Japan. (VIDEO REPORT ON TONIGHT'S NEWS IN JAPAN)There is a slight tone of incredulousness.Clip at above URL link and here: parents interviewed, too. The clip will be up for a few more hours...
  • Not it! Mass. elementary school bans tag

    10/18/2006 7:39:05 AM PDT · by Redcitizen · 62 replies · 1,516+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10/18/2006 | Author Unknown
    ATTLEBORO, Mass. - Tag, you're out! Officials at an elementary school south of Boston have banned kids from playing tag, touch football and any other unsupervised chase game during recess for fear they'll get hurt and hold the school liable.
  • Banning Tag! Overprotecting Our Kids?

    07/10/2006 8:37:28 AM PDT · by Millee · 24 replies · 342+ views
    Millennium Radio Group ^ | 7/10/06 | Martin Di Caro
    Only in America in 2006 would a game of tag be considered dangerous. In the name of safety, a number of schools are prohibiting their students at recess from playing traditional games like tag or soccer, claiming that too many children were getting hurt by aggressive play. The New Jersey School Boards Association doesn't keep statistics on school recess games. Anecdotally, the trend exists. Dodge ball has been out at some schools for years, but banning games such as tag and soccer is a newer development. And some experts say such bans are bad for children. "We're really overprotecting our...