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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...
  • Farmer to be Jailed Over Lost Ear Tag

    03/10/2006 9:10:06 AM PST · by pubwvj · 5 replies · 541+ views ^ | 3/8/2006 | Walter Jeffries
    In England a farmer is being prosecuted and sent to prison for a cow that lost an ear tag. NEWS-FLASH #1: Animals lose their ear tags a lot. NEWS-FLASH #2: Ear tags do not stop disease.Texas wants $1,000 per incident per day fines to enforce compliance. NEWS-FLASH #3: It could only take weeks for this to add up to more than the value of a small farm or homestead.In Vermont our Agriculture Department plans to enforce mandatory Premise ID, and probably eventually NAIS, "right down to the backyard level" in the words of our state vet Dr. Rood. When asked...
  • Israelis kill 'They'll never catch me' militant

    02/24/2006 2:53:44 PM PST · by IonImplantGuru · 64 replies · 3,051+ views
    AP via AZ Daily Star ^ | 2/24/02 | AP
    BALATA REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank — Israeli troops on Thursday killed five Palestinians, including a top militant who said just a day earlier that he would never be caught, in Israel's largest military sweep since pulling out from the Gaza Strip last summer. Three of the dead were gunmen from the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades — a violent offshoot of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah Party — killed during a shootout in their hide-out in the Balata refugee camp. The deaths brought to eight the number of Palestinians killed by army fire since the Balata sweep began Monday. The military...

    02/22/2006 8:42:58 AM PST · by JingoPoe · 1 replies · 240+ views
    Recently a school in Spokane, Washington, banned students from playing tag out on their playground. The principal claims that students were getting hurt--gasp--and being coerced to play. Her idea of coercion is one student running up to another, tagging him and saying, "You're it." Apparently, pure genius takes a lot longer to reach the Pacific Northwest. Here in New Jersey, some schools have already banned tag, agreeing with the National Association of School Psychologists who say, "There's a potential for some victimization." Victimization? Are you kidding me? These people haven't a clue about victimization. I'll tell you about victimization. I...
  • Los Angeles - Police to launch GPS tracking devices on fleeing motorists during car chases

    02/02/2006 7:30:21 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 11 replies · 871+ views
    ATS Swiss News Agency via Babelfish translation | February 2, 2006
    "labels GPS" to fight against the hit and run offences Los Angeles - the police force of Los Angeles will obtain a launcher of "étiquettes GPS" to track the motorists in hit and run offence. She thus hopes to reduce the risks incurred by her men at the time of track races at high speed. According to the chief of the police force of the city, William Bratton, the police cars of the Californian megalopolis will be equipped soon with launchers compressed-air, which will project adhesive "labels" on the vehicles of suspects taken in hunting. These "labels" contain a...
  • IL: Reputed Mobster Lives Up to 'Clown' Tag ("Joey The Clown" Lombardo)

    01/17/2006 4:14:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 452+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/17/06 | Mike Robinson - ap
    CHICAGO - The reputed mob boss known as "Joey the Clown" lived up to his nickname Tuesday, making wisecracks in court as he pleaded not guilty to conspiring in the slayings of 18 people. "Joey," whose real name is Joseph Lombardo, had spent nine months on the lam from federal agents before the hearing. Federal Judge James B. Zagel asked if he had seen a doctor lately. "I was supposed to see him nine months ago, but I was — what do they call it? — I was unavailable," rasped Lombardo, who appeared in an orange prison jumpsuit and leg...
  • Gillette's body spray a hit with teens

    08/07/2005 10:22:55 PM PDT · by Panerai · 39 replies · 3,840+ views ^ | August 7, 2005
    The teenagers who have made Tag one of the most popular body sprays on the market may be surprised to find out which company makes it. Gillette Co. has kept its name off Tag's spray cans and their sexually suggestive advertisements as part of a youth-driven marketing strategy. Now, after Gillette's first attempt at a teen spray fizzled, the company best known for its razors is breaking through to consumers who are too young to shave. Tag, named after the schoolyard game and billed as "uniquely designed to attract the ladies," became the second best-selling men's body spray within six...
  • Science intends to tag all life

    02/11/2005 10:42:06 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 9 replies · 365+ views
    BBC ^ | 2/10/05 | Jonathan Amos
    Science is engaged in a huge stocktaking exercise Scientists are to establish a giant catalogue of life - to, in effect, "barcode" every species on Earth, from tiny plankton to the mighty blue whale.Initial projects will focus on birds and fish, recording details in their genetic make-up that can be used to tell one life form from another. The initiative was launched in London at the International Conference for the Barcoding of Life. Researchers concede it will take many years to complete the task. "About 1.7 million species are known - we suspect there are anything from 10-30 million species...
  • Did John Kerry Break State and Federal Law?(vanity)

    10/22/2004 9:58:01 AM PDT · by quack · 92 replies · 1,518+ views
    http://www.dnr.state.oh ^ | 10-22-04 | quack
    Only my third thread post,so be gentle. Did John Kerry break state and federal law during his goose hunt?All of the photos I've seen DO NOT show a "tag" attached to any goose.Ohio state,and therefor federal,law requires that all migratory game birds that you have killed,but are not in posession of,be tagged with pertinent information.John Kerry said he was "Too lazy" to carry his own bird.If that goose did not have a tag,then I submit that Kerry is violation of state and federal law. Source: Tagging:No person shall give,put,or leave any migratory game birds at any place OR IN THE...
  • Kerry Struggles To Lose Elitist Tag With Voters

    07/23/2004 6:27:52 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 381+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-24-2004 | Alec Russell
    Kerry struggles to lose elitist tag with voters By Alec Russell in Washington (Filed: 24/07/2004) The Democrats' presidential challenger returned to his birthplace yesterday seeking to give an answer to a key question hanging over his campaign: who exactly is Senator John Kerry? With polls showing him neck and neck with President George W Bush, he is in a better position at this stage of the race than any challenger since Ronald Reagan in 1980. He has also raised more money than any challenger in history and with his cv as a Vietnam War hero cannot easily be tarred with...
  • Florida Town to Use Surveillance Cameras (On Everyone)

    04/27/2004 1:13:27 PM PDT · by vannrox · 20 replies · 370+ views
    The Associated Press via ABC ^ | 4-27-2004 | Editorial Staff
    MANALAPAN, Fla. April 27 ? One of the nation's wealthiest towns will soon have cameras and computers running background checks on every car and driver that passes through. Police Chief Clay Walker said cameras will take infrared photos recording a car's tag number, then software will automatically run the numbers through law enforcement databases. A 911 dispatcher is alerted if the car is stolen or is the subject of a "be on the lookout" warning.
  • Call it legal but offensive driving

    02/06/2004 6:08:51 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 82 replies · 589+ views
    Commercial Appeal ^ | February 5, 2004 | Wendi C. Thomas
    Call it legal but offensive drivingBy Wendi C. ThomasContactFebruary 5, 2004The Sons of Confederate Veterans is the latest group in Tennessee to get a specialty license plate, one that includes the Confederate flag logo. The license plates remind me of a T-shirt I had in college that said: "It's a Black Thing, You Wouldn't Understand." It was an accouterment of my militant phase, when I taped a poster of Malcolm X to my dorm room wall, when I badgered the university in a futile attempt to get it to divest from South Africa, when my friends laughingly dubbed me "Wendela."...
  • Parents shocked after scout camp features Nazis chasing Jews

    01/23/2003 11:27:11 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 44 replies · 1,064+ views
    yahoo news ^ | 1/23/03 | yahoo news
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Parents of more than 100 Danish scouts were outraged over a game of tag at a scout camp in which children acted as Jews wearing yellow Stars of David and tried to escape from adults pretending to be Nazis. The group of about 160 scouts, aged 11-14, included a dozen teenagers from the Danish-speaking minority in northern Germany. The school yard was turned into a concentration camp with swastikas on the windows. "I was shocked," Johanna Christiansen, a German woman, told the Ekstra Bladet newspaper on Thursday. "It's wrong to expose children to this," said Christiansen, whose...
  • Schools Ban Tag, Dodge Ball and Other Games

    11/19/2002 4:37:16 PM PST · by winner3000 · 124 replies · 2,571+ views ^ | Nov 19,2002 | The Associated Press
    TRENTON, NJ-November 18, 2002 — Tag, dodge ball and other playground favorites are coming under more scrutiny at many New Jersey schools, as the threat of injuries and lawsuits spurs more districts to ban the games. In Long Hill, a ban on tag was part of a code of conduct signed by pupils at one of the Morris County district's elementary schools this year. Instead, a modified version of the game is played indoors with plenty of supervision. "The idea of loosely running around and chasing each other is not safe," Long Hill Superintendent Arthur DiBenedetto told The Star-Ledger of...
  • Child's Play - Tag Joins Dodgeball as Playground Pariah

    06/24/2002 10:38:23 AM PDT · by Interloper · 38 replies · 859+ views
    ABC News ^ | 6/24/02 | Geraldine Sealey
    Depending on your brawn, athleticism or popularity, if you ever went to grade school you remember well your place in the playground game hierarchy. You either desperately dodged the ball or fiercely beaned classmates with it. You were the captain of the team or the last one chosen. Or perhaps out of fear or shyness, you just blended in until the bell saved you. For generations, recess games were considered mere child's play, even if they broke limbs occasionally or, more regularly, hurt feelings. These days, though, some educators have their sights set on some of the more potentially vicious...
  • School Says Game of Tag Is Out

    06/21/2002 8:54:34 AM PDT · by Jzen · 37 replies · 431+ views
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, June 20, 2002 | Anita Vogel
    <p>SANTA MONICA — A Santa Monica elementary school has banned the game of tag, once synonymous with youth and innocence, because they say it creates self-esteem issues among weaker and slower children.</p> <p>"We had some children who were not playing 'it' appropriately. How do you differentiate between those that are playing correctly and those that aren't?" asked Franklin Elementary School Principal Pat Samarge.</p>
  • California School Bans the Game of Tag (says it lowers 'self-esteem')

    06/21/2002 4:06:48 AM PDT · by spetznaz · 58 replies · 716+ views
    Fox Channel ^ | Thursday. June 20, 2002. | Anita Vogel
    <p>SANTA MONICA — A Santa Monica elementary school has banned the game of tag, once synonymous with youth and innocence, because they say it creates self-esteem issues among weaker and slower children.</p> <p>"We had some children who were not playing 'it' appropriately. How do you differentiate between those that are playing correctly and those that aren't?" asked Franklin Elementary School Principal Pat Samarge.</p>