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  • (Albany) Board pulls priest accused of sex abuse

    06/14/2004 3:59:33 AM PDT · by sidewalk · 38 replies · 151+ views
    Albany Times-Union ^ | June 14, 2004 | LEIGH HORNBECK and MIKE GOODWIN
    Board pulls priest accused of sex abuse Albany -- James C. McNerney put on leave after adverse review; panel clears Rev. Jupin The pastor of St. Peter's and St. Paul's churches in Troy was placed on administrative leave Sunday after a diocesan review board ruled that allegations of sexual abuse against him may be true. The Rev. James C. McNerney, 56, has been accused of sexually abusing a minor in the 1980s. Ordained in 1981, McNerney has served at a half-dozen institutions since then. He has been pastor at St. Paul the Apostle Church and St. Peter's since 2000. Bishop...
  • Ties between Hollywood and Teachers? (Vanity)

    05/18/2004 6:12:09 PM PDT · by SpyGuy · 29 replies · 229+ views
    SpyGuy | 18 May 04 | SpyGuy
    Does Hollywood use schools and teachers to pimp movies to young children? I suspect that they do. We already know that companies provide schools with products and supplies in exchange for in-class advertising and promotion. The following is a true story. (Although, in writing this, I have undoubtedly improved upon the grammar of the responses I received from the children.) Yesterday, I was talking to a friend's third-grade daughter about her school curriculum. I asked her what she was studying this week. "The Greeks," she said. I asked further, "Why are you studying the Greeks and what are you learning...
  • Boycott Brad Pitt In the movie "Troy"!

    05/14/2004 5:55:00 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 222 replies · 1,295+ views
    May 14, 2004 | John Arcari (JLAGray Fox)
    Please boycott the movie "Troy: that releases today. Brad Pitt, a rabid Bush hater and support of "Traitor" Democrat John Kerry needs to take a beating in this movie. If the movie does not do well at the box office Pitt is toast as an actor!
  • Trojan Bore (REVIEW: Troy devoid of any notion of honor, destiny, gods, or reason to see it)

    05/14/2004 10:33:59 AM PDT · by dead · 113 replies · 301+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 14, 2004 | Jonathan Foreman
    <p>Clunky epic. Running time: 163 minutes. Rated R (violence, brief gore). At the Empire, the Lincoln Square, the Kips Bay, others.</p> <p>IT'S perhaps unfair to expect contemporary Hollywood moviemakers to do justice to Homer's "Iliad" or the legends of the Trojan War that have inspired artists and writers through the centuries.</p>
  • Director compares 'Troy' to Iraq war

    05/12/2004 3:25:56 PM PDT · by jonboy · 54 replies · 616+ views
    Tiscali Entertainment ^ | 5/12/04 | unknown
    The invasion of Iraq occurred just as shooting for the film got underway in Malta. "I couldn't believe it," 60-year-old Petersen told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa. "I thought, it's as if nothing has changed in 3 000 years. People are still using deceit to engage in wars of vengeance." While stressing that he "did not make this film with the intention of making an anti-American statement", Petersen said the parallels between the Trojan war and the Iraq war became more apparent daily during the filming. "Just as King Agamemnon waged what was essentially a war of conquest on the ruse of...
  • Let's hope 'Troy' doesn't put men in skirts

    05/12/2004 11:31:20 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 45 replies · 462+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Wednesday, May 12, 2004 | Jim Tynen
    The headline read, "Pitt Says Men May Start Wearing Skirts After 'Troy.'" I thought, "Well, I know the University of Pittsburgh has been having a big brouhaha over benefits for gay and lesbian couples, but it sounds as if they've gone a bit overboard. And who's this guy Troy anyway?"
  • Pitt Says Men May Start Wearing Skirts After 'Troy'

    05/09/2004 12:12:11 PM PDT · by sarcasm · 131 replies · 1,262+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 9, 2004
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Actor Brad Pitt said Sunday that fashion-conscious men may be wearing Greek-style skirts soon after his big-budget film about the Trojan War opens this week.At a news conference before the Berlin world premiere of the Hollywood epic ``Troy,'' Pitt said he was happy to launch the sword-and-sandals saga in Germany rather than at home in order to pay tribute to its German director Wolfgang Petersen.``Actors are loyal to their directors and Wolfgang is at the top of the bunch,'' he said. ``It means a lot to him to bring the film home and I'm happy to be...
  • Alleged victim to meet with Bishop Hubbard

    04/20/2004 5:22:27 AM PDT · by sidewalk · 3 replies · 104+ views
    Channel 9 News ^ | April 20, 2004 | Edward Muir
    The abuse allegations by Randy Sweringen first came to light last November in Troy. Sweringen said while he was a member of a fraternity at RPI in the 1980s, he was abused by Father Charles Celeste. At the time, Celeste was the fraternity chaplain and lived in the nearby rectory of St. Paul the Apostle Church. Sweringen said, "He asked me to stroke his arm on the bottom side, and then we ended up, over time, he kissed me and we would kiss for longer periods of time." Sweringen said the abuse culminated in a more serious sexual act just...
  • Suburbs boot ball-playing kids from their city streets

    04/07/2004 9:57:59 AM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 47 replies · 345+ views
    Detroit News ^ | 4-7-04 | Darren A Nichols
    <p>DEARBORN — Ball-playing on the blacktop, a sacred suburban tradition to some and an outright nuisance to others, may soon become a crime in Dearborn.</p> <p>Echoing safety concerns throughout Metro Detroit about kids playing in streets, Dearborn is weighing a proposal that would make it illegal to set up hoops, hockey nets or other recreational equipment on public streets.</p>
  • Protests held as Bishop Hubbard is honored

    03/28/2004 4:39:52 PM PST · by sidewalk · 7 replies · 115+ views
    Capital News 9 ^ | March 28, 2004 | Jessica Schneider
    Some Catholics prayed for their church, but spoke out against their leader, Bishop Howard Hubbard. He was in Troy to receive the Humanitarian of the Year award presented by the Sunnyside Center -- an agency focused on helping children in need. Alleged clergy sex abuse victim Edmund Zampier said, "I feel very offended that today he is getting this award for helping young people. I was a young person. I was hurt. I was damaged. Here I am at age 62, still trying to get this matter settled." Alleged victims of clergy sex abuse and members of the Coalition of...
  • Vigil to protest award (to Hubbard)

    03/27/2004 4:38:39 AM PST · by sidewalk · 8 replies · 121+ views
    Troy (NY) Record ^ | March 27, 2004 | Robert Cristo
    TROY - Members of the Coalition of Concerned Catholics will gather with victims of alleged clergy sex abuse cases Sunday to protest Bishop Howard Hubbard receiving a "Humanitarian of the Year" award. Hubbard, leader of the Albany Diocese, will be honored by the Sunnyside Center in Troy for his many years of commitment to helping provide financial support for the organization's children's programs. The event will be held at the Sunset Banquet House on Fifth Avenue beginning at 11 a.m. Concerned Catholics' members say they are "troubled" by the decision to honor Hubbard only a short time after he publicly...
  • The Truth About An Epic Tale Of Love, War And Greed (Troy)

    03/25/2004 12:03:11 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 1,304+ views
    The truth about an epic tale of love, war and greed (Filed: 24/03/2004) The legend of Troy has an enduring grip on the imagination. Aidan Laverty talks to the scientists who say they have proved that a siege really took place It's one of the greatest stories ever; the tale of a war fought over the love of Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world. Now as Hollywood breathes fresh life into the myth, archaeologists have uncovered new evidence from the site of Troy that brings us closer than ever to the truth behind this ancient legend. City scan:...
  • See the Canadian Bear-proof suit

    03/22/2004 11:13:22 PM PST · by sociotard · 40 replies · 901+ views
    Tech TV ^ | March 1, 2004 | Suzy Brannon
    Introducing Troy Hurtubise. He's Canadian. He's a character. He's got a full-on Canadian accent. And he thinks he knows "aboot" grizzly bears. "Project Grizzly" chronicles Hurtubise's quest to build a grizzly bear-proof suit and conduct "close-quarter grizzly research." But after listening to his crazy-talk, you begin to wonder if he really knows anything at all about bears. To understand his misguided passion, you must go back to 1984. That's when this scrap-metal business owner had a run-in with a grizzly that he refers to as "the old man." While hiking in the woods he came nose-to-snout with the big beast....
  • Dorchester man fatally wounded in Quincy store theft, police say

    03/10/2004 5:09:15 AM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 12 replies · 267+ views
    Boston Globe Online ^ | Wednesday, March 10, 2004 | John Ellement and Diane Allen
    <p>QUINCY -- William J. Quarterone did not go back to sleep yesterday morning, too troubled after watching a bleeding man collapse in front of his home in the early hours. Minutes before, police said, the man had stolen some Play Station 2 video games, and was fatally wounded as he fled.</p>
  • Repton soldier dies (Troy Jenkins, hero who threw himself on bomb to save unit and children)

    04/25/2003 8:49:42 AM PDT · by SeattleTiger · 76 replies · 464+ views
    Mobile Press Register ^ | 4/24/03 | Connie Baggett
    A 25-year-old paratrooper hailed as a hero died Wednesday of injuries he suffered in an explosion Saturday while working crowd control in Baghdad. nie Gibson, the mother of Sgt. Troy Jenkins, said Thursday she walked onto her porch to feed her cats just before 8 a.m. and an officer from Fort Rucker pulled into her yard to tell her that her son had died. "I wouldn't wish this on anyone," Gibson said, a button bearing her son's photograph and yellow ribbons still clipped to her blouse. "He said Troy passed away en route to Germany yesterday. I'm throwing all my...
  • Geologists investigate Trojan battlefield

    02/07/2003 9:52:05 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 55 replies · 1,061+ views
    BBC NEWS ^ | 02/07/03 | N/A
    Friday, 7 February, 2003, 11:42 GMT Geologists investigate Trojan battlefield The Greeks armies would have attacked from the west Homer's description of the Trojan battlefield in his classic poem the Iliad is accurate, say scientists. The subject of the story - the Greeks' 10-year siege of Troy and the wooden horse they used to bring it to an end - may have been a myth, but its geography was not. It was right in front of Troy that we were drilling a hole and seashells came out Chris Kraft The researchers drilled sediments in northwest Turkey to map how the...
  • Was Troy a Metropolis? Homer Isn't Talking

    10/21/2002 10:13:37 PM PDT · by LostTribe · 21 replies · 440+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 22, 2002 | John Noble Wilford
    Was Troy a Metropolis? Homer Isn't Talking By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD new Trojan War has broken out. In the warrior roles of Achilles and Hector are two respected professors on the same German university faculty who could not differ more fully and vehemently over what to make of the ruins at the presumed site in western Turkey of the legendary siege in the 13th century B.C. immortalized by Homer. One adversary, an archaeologist who has directed excavations there since 1988, contends that he has found telling evidence of Troy as a much larger and more important city than previously thought....
  • Evidence for Major Impact Events in the late Third Millennium BC

    09/04/2002 4:48:54 PM PDT · by vannrox · 90 replies · 15,336+ views
    The Climax of a Turbulent Millennium: Evidence for Major Impact Events in the late Third Millennium BC Timo Niroma, Helsinki, Finland The First Intermediate PeriodThe Curse of AkkadTroy IIgThird Millennium BC Climate Change and Old World CollapseNatural Catastrophes during Bronze Age Civilisations Two separate cataclysmsSodom and GomorrahWhere did the impacts occur? The First Intermediate Period Selections from "The Egyptians" by C. Aldred (London 1987). "At this distance of time, the overthrow of the Old Kingdom at the end of the Sixth Dynasty has all the appearance of being sudden and complete. "Recent research has attributed the abrupt nature of...