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  • Finance officials: Global economy turns the corner (so says policy-setting panel of IMF)

    04/12/2014 5:37:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4/12/14 | Martin Crutsinger and Harry Dunphy - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The world's top finance officials expressed confidence Saturday that the global economy finally has turned the corner to stronger growth. This time, they may be right. Despite challenges that include market jitters about the Federal Reserve's bond-buying slowdown and global tensions over Ukraine, policymakers said they believe there is a foundation for sustained growth that can provide jobs for the millions of people still looking for work five years after the worst recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s. "Creating a more dynamic, sustainable, balanced and job-rich global economy remains our paramount collective goal," the policy-setting...
  • McDonald's restaurant turns to opera to drive out loitering teenagers

    11/21/2013 3:34:57 AM PST · by markomalley · 35 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/21/2013 | Jonathan Pearlman
    A McDonald's outlet in Australia has begun playing classical musical and opera late at night to deter young people from loitering around the restaurant. Fed up with their outlet's nocturnal transformation into an unofficial youth club, the store adopted the tactic a few weeks ago and says it has significantly reduced the number of loiterers, particularly around the car park. The strategy has reportedly been tried before by a local council at a car park in Australia, though previous efforts involved blaring songs by Barry Manilow. Matthew Watson, the operations manager at the Mt Annan McDonald's on the outskirts of...
  • First Lady Turns Easter Egg Roll Into White House 'Fat Camp'

    03/28/2013 10:36:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    CNS News ^ | 3/28/13 | Craig Bannister
    This year's White House Easter Egg Roll has been turned into a "fat camp" to inflict exercise and the First Lady's "Let's Move!" healthy meal plans on kids who want just want to celebrate the season on the South Lawn. An e-mail from the "Let's Move!" campaign says the Easter Egg Roll has been turned into a "Let's Move! Social": "We're excited to announce that our next White House Social will be a Let's Move! Social here, at the White House. On Monday, April 1st, 2013, the First Family will host the 135th annual White House Easter Egg Roll with...
  • A Tuckered Tingles Turns!

    11/21/2011 12:21:49 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 21, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Matthews on Team Plouffe: "Little kids with propellers on their heads" Throbbing Thigh of the Nation goes numb at last... _______________________________________________________________________ Seems the Mother of All Obama Enablers has now turned on Dear Leader... and he really sounds quite bitter about it. Narcissists use people, Chrissy- duh!That leaves you just another 'usee' who's political value to this vile regime has long been depleted.  So welcome to the wholly unimpressed, you hack: that non-affiliated group of sound thinking individuals I was with the very first time I heard Obama open that lying trap of his. Or did MSNBC's new (non-Obammunist) ownership simply come...
  • Budget deal turns to P.R. duel

    07/13/2011 9:18:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/13/11 | Neil Munro
    White House debt-ceiling negotiations have collapsed into a public relations duel, as each political coalition tries to harness the public’s simultaneous fears of defaults and runaway budgets. Obama administration officials want swing voters to pressure Republicans to agree to a tax increase in advance of the 2012 elections. Republicans want swing voters to pressure Democrats to accept budget cuts. White House officials believe that they have a winning hand. Republicans, meanwhile, view themselves as better positioned in the current debt ceiling fight than they were in the mid-1990s budget showdowns with President Bill Clinton. “That’s really the nub of it...
  • Afghan soldier turns weapon on American troops, kills 2

    11/07/2010 6:06:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    McClatchy Newspapers, Miami Herald ^ | 11/7/10 | WARREN P. STROBEL AND HABIB ZOHORI
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- A soldier from the U.S.-trained Afghan army apparently turned his weapon on American troops in volatile southern Afghanistan, killing at least two U.S. soldiers, NATO officials said Saturday. The incident is the latest that calls into question the allegiances of at least some members of the Afghan security forces, which the Obama administration hopes will be the key to an eventual withdrawal of roughly 100,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan. A NATO official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the matter is still under investigation, said the shootings took place late Thursday in southern Helmand province. The area...
  • The backlash: Reform turns personal

    03/24/2010 10:08:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 210 replies · 4,084+ views
    politico ^ | 3/24/10 | JAKE SHERMAN & MARIN COGAN
    Louise Slaughter and Bart Stupak have received death threats. A tea party participant published what he thought was Thomas Perriello’s home address and urged disgruntled voters to “drop by” for a “good face-to-face chat.” Vandals broke windows at Slaughter’s office in New York and Gabrielle Giffords’s office in Arizona. And angry voters are planning to protest this weekend at the home of Steve Driehaus — who’s already seen a photograph of his children used in a newspaper ad published by reform opponents. The vitriolic health care debate has become personal — too personal, say House Democrats who voted for the...
  • No.10 turns on Obama and Clinton for criticising decision to release Lockerbie bomber

    09/06/2009 9:31:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 1,181+ views
    DailymailUK ^ | 9/6/09 | Simon Walters
    Downing Street has hit back at Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton for attacking the decision to release the Lockerbie bomber. President Obama and the US Secretary of State fuelled a fierce American backlash against Britain, claiming Abdelbaset Al Megrahi should have been forced to serve out his jail sentence in Scotland – but a senior Whitehall aide said their reaction was ‘disingenuous
  • National Jewish Leader Turns against Obama

    07/23/2009 10:28:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies · 1,725+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 7/24/2009 | Leo Rennert
    A huge crack has surfaced in Obama's Jewish base in the person of Alan Solow, one of the president's closest Chicago friends and long-time supporters. Solow, who was named chairman of the Conference of President of Major Jewish Organizations last December, just released a highly critical statement on behalf of the 52-member group, in which he thoroughly disagrees with Obama's demand that Israel halt all construction of Jewish housing in East Jerusalem, including the Old City -- the holiest place in Judaism.
  • White House turns up heat on Arizona senator

    07/14/2009 7:47:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies · 1,265+ views
    apnews ^ | 7/14/09 | JOAN LOWY
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is firing back at Sen. Jon Kyl for calling for an end to economic stimulus spending, and they're aiming for where it hurts the most - at home in Arizona. The White House on Tuesday released letters from four cabinet secretaries to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, a Republican, citing Kyl's comments and outlining transportation, housing, Indian education and other projects in his home state they said would be eliminated if the senator has his way. Kyl, the No. 2 Senate GOP leader, has said the stimulus spending hasn't succeeded in boosting the economy and...
  • Obama turns to survey researcher for census post

    04/02/2009 5:42:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 437+ views
    breitbart ^ | 4/2/09 | HOPE YEN
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Thursday selected Robert M. Groves to be the next census director, turning to a survey researcher who has clashed with Republicans over the use of statistical sampling to lead the high-stakes head count. The White House announced Obama's intention to nominate Groves, a former Census Bureau associate director of statistical design from 1990-92. If confirmed by the Senate, Groves will take the helm less than a year before the census, which has been beset by partisan bickering and will be used to apportion House seats and allocate billions in federal dollars.
  • Quiet protest turns into a scene [MoveOn, ObamaEnergyPolicy=OPEC Plan Rochester, Mn]

    07/10/2008 3:15:47 AM PDT · by Son House · 5 replies · 103+ views
    KTTC TV ^ | July 9, 2008 | KTTC TV
    What was supposed to be a quiet protest turned into a scene this afternoon. It all began with some local moveon.org members who wanted to get the word out about alternative fuels. The traffic on Civic Center Drive during rush hour Wednesday muffled the words of protesters, but that didn't stop them from voicing their opinions. Moveon.org member Lyle Abrahamson organized the protest in Rochester for their national event, "A Day of Action for an Oil-Free President." Lyle Abrahamson says, "We're out here showing our support for Obama because we believe that he truly will bring what we call change."...
  • CA: As the CHP turns (sigh ... This is Definitely Not Broderick Crawford's 'Highway Patrol')

    04/10/2007 9:55:19 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 888+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 4/10/07 | Editorial
    A major new scandal and another potential one have emerged in recent days at the California Highway Patrol. After past CHP black eyes involving pension spiking with dubious injury claims by the majority of retiring top managers, a disastrous no-bid pistol-buying contract, bid-rigging and a stunning number of drunken-driving incidents involving top officials, it often seems that with the CHP, what can go wrong will go wrong. In the Inland Empire, assistant Inland division chiefs Mike Williams and Mike Maples abruptly left the CHP's employ last week amid sordid allegations. In Southern California, there are allegations that division Chief Gary...
  • Honeymoon Is Over As Coalition Turns On Merkel

    06/30/2006 5:40:56 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 499+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-1-2006 | Kate Connolly
    Honeymoon is over as coalition turns on Merkel By Kate Connolly in Berlin (Filed: 01/07/2006) Angela Merkel is facing a revolt from within her grand coalition government just seven months after she became Germany's first woman premier. While the Chancellor has been basking in the success of staging the World Cup finals, cracks have begun showing in the government reforms seen as vital to the country's economic stability, but which have split the ruling parties. Angela Merkel has said Germany is in 'dire need of restructuring' The revolt burst into the open when Peter Struck, the parliamentary leader of the...
  • Feud Over Senior-Home Rules Turns Deadly

    06/27/2006 9:18:43 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 7 replies · 769+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/news ^ | 6 27 06 | Associated Press
    BALTIMORE - A long-standing feud over house rules at a seniors' high rise led one octogenarian resident to shoot and kill another, police said. The shooting on Monday apparently occurred after an 86-year-old desk clerk at the building refused to allow an 80-year-old resident's granddaughter to board an elevator without a visitor's pass, police said. Thomas Batty, 86, was shot once in the head as he sat behind the front desk, and Clyde Lewis, 80, was charged with murder. Both lived on the building's 12th floor. A bail hearing for Lewis was set for Tuesday afternoon. Police Officer Troy Harris...
  • Russia turns to Stalin to boost tourism

    04/19/2006 10:15:10 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies · 1,469+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/19/06 | AFP
    MOSCOW (AFP) - A Russian region has restored a memorial to Josef Stalin in a bid to boost tourism, in the latest of a spate of new statues and busts of the former Soviet dictator. "The idea was launched by travel agents," Yevgeny Pashenko -- a deputy governor of the Krasnoyarsk region in south Siberia -- was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency. "It's a purely commercial project aimed to attract tourists in the region, without any political basis," he added Wednesday. The 400-square-metre memorial has a life-size statue of Stalin in the centre. It has been closed...
  • Paris Job Law Rally Turns Violent (Again)

    03/23/2006 11:04:25 AM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 825+ views
    BBC ^ | 3-23-2006
    Paris job law rally turns violent Paris police tried to separate peaceful protesters and rioters Violence has erupted in Paris as thousands of French students took to the streets to protest against a controversial labour law. Dozens of youths smashed windows, looted shops, set fire to cars and hurled stones at police. But the majority of protesters were peaceful, many of them linking arms as police tackled the violent fringe. Union leaders have agreed to meet Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin on Friday. They want the law withdrawn. The union leaders have refused to negotiate unless the law, introducing the...
  • Downtown Turns War Zone (C-130 Gunships)

    03/10/2006 2:34:19 PM PST · by blam · 22 replies · 5,685+ views
    Mobile Register ^ | 3-10-2006 | Nadia Mohandseei
    Downtown turns war zone Friday, March 10, 2006 By NADIA MOHANDESSI About 60 Air Force personnel flooded lower Dauphin Street and the surrounding area Thursday night in mock combat battles that looked a little more like a scene from West Side Story than one from downtown Baghdad. With less singing and dancing, of course. The U.S. Air Force Weapons School's 14th Weapons Squadron, based out of Hurlburt Field, Fla., staged simulated combat scenes beginning shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday near Bienville and Cathedral squares to show personnel flying an AC-130 Gunship aircraft what different urban combat scenarios looked like from...
  • Crew Sierra Turns Over USS Gonzalez to Crew Golf

    02/22/2006 7:08:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 358+ views
    CUSNC,NAVY.MIL ^ | Feb 22, 2006 | Journalist 2 nd Class Abraham Essenmacher
    MANAMA, Bahrain – Cmdr. Jack Noell, commanding officer of DDG Crew Sierra, turned over command of the guided missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) Feb. 21, to Cmdr. Robert Randall and DDG Crew Golf at an exchange of command ceremony here. Gonzalez is taking part in the Navy's Sea Swap program, which is designed to increase forward naval presence by keeping the ship continuously present in its area of operations while swapping crews at six-month intervals. The Sea-Swap initiative has enabled Gonzalez to remain forward deployed since March 25, 2005 conducting maritime security operations (MSO) in the U. S. Naval...
  • Tide Of Opinion Turns Against Venice Dam

    01/29/2006 4:40:03 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 483+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-29-2006 | Hialry Clarke
    Tide of opinion turns against Venice dam By Hilary Clarke in Venice (Filed: 29/01/2006) A multi-billion pound project to stop Venice disappearing under water is itself in danger of sinking under the weight of opposition from the city's mayor and the European Commission. Brussels is concerned about the impact the £2.9 billion Moses dam project could have on the environment, while Venice's own council believes the cash would be better spent on maintaining buildings. Water levels in Venice have risen by 32in since the 18th century, when Canaletto painted the lagoon city. Its tourist centre, St Mark's Square, floods more...
  • Team Quickly Turns Old Fort Into Detention Facility

    10/21/2005 6:15:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 475+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 21,2005 | Elaine Eliah
    SULAYMANIYAH, Iraq, Oct. 21, 2005 – Take a design engineer, a project manager and a construction company. Drop them into Iraq's mountainous north and hand them a "mission, impossible": Turn a relic of an old military fort into an internment facility ready to receive 1,000 detainees within eight weeks. That's the task that faced the Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence and contractor ECC International. "We and our contract partner were up to the challenge," said Tom Russell, AFCEE's director of worldwide installation support. The team got the order to proceed in August, but the challenge began months earlier, when...
  • CA: Two years of roller-coaster politics, full of twists and turns

    10/07/2005 9:09:22 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 435+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 10/7/05 | Dan Walters
    It was exactly two years ago today that Californians took a giant leap of faith and hope by throwing out the governor whom they had re-elected just a year earlier and giving the job to a famous actor without any outward credentials other than his promises to make Sacramento work. ... --snip-- Although Schwarzenegger's popularity has not - at least not yet - plummeted to the abysmal levels that drove Davis out of office, it's just half of where it was a year ago, ... The best the governor could hope to achieve now on Nov. 8 is a mixed...
  • US Right Turns On Blair For Being 'Soft On Terror'

    07/24/2005 6:29:43 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies · 835+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-25-2005 | Alec Russell
    US Right turns on Blair for being 'soft on terror' By Alec Russell in Washington (Filed: 25/07/2005) The American Right, for four years a fount of rapturous praise for Tony Blair, is showing signs of falling out of love with Britain over what it sees as its soft and ineffective record on terrorism. The July 7 bombings prompted outpourings of sympathy from Americans. But the media coverage of the bombings was marked by a tone of frustration at London's record of tolerance for Islamist preachers. This has intensified on the Right in the wake of Thursday's botched attacks. Two prominent...
  • China's Communist Party turns 84, trumpets members (69.6 million)

    07/02/2005 12:13:23 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 242+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/1/05 | Reuters
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's ruling Communist Party turned 84 on Friday, trumpeting an increase in young new members and calling itself the world's largest political party in terms of membership. The party, which has monopolized politics in the world's most populous nation since 1949, added 2.4 million new members to its ranks last year, bringing its total numbers up to 69.6 million, the online edition of Xinhua news agency said. "The political party with the most members in the world, the Chinese Communist Party, welcomes its 84th birthday on July 1," Xinhua said. Higher education students were one source of...
  • California turns to goats to stop wildfires

    06/24/2005 8:35:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 684+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/24/05 | Leonard Anderson - Reuters
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Move over Smokey the Bear. In California, thousands of goats are helping prevent wildfires. From hilly San Francisco to more rural settings, California landowners, business and officials have hired the voracious animals to devour the grass and brush that fuels wildfires. Last year, more than 5,500 fires blackened over 168,000 acres in the most populous U.S. state. "Goats are just another tool in the toolbox for California and we try to use as many tools as possible," California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Michael Jarvis said in an interview last week. Goats are munching...
  • NASA Turns to Mexican Lake for Clues to Alien Life (stromatolites)

    04/04/2005 7:47:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 787+ views
    Reuters onYahoo ^ | 4/4/05 | Tim Gaynor - Reuters
    CUATRO CIENEGAS, Mexico (Reuters) - With cobalt waters harboring eerie, coral-like formations, this archipelago of lakes in Mexico's searing Chihuahuan desert has always had an other-worldly appearance. Now top researchers at the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration say the calcified clumps of primitive bacteria lurking in its pools could provide important clues in their search for extraterrestrial life. The network of 170 cactus-ringed lagoons around the town of Cuatro Cienegas have intrigued evolutionary biologists for decades because their fish, snail and turtle species rival the Galapagos Islands in their uniqueness. Scientists from NASA's Astrobiology Institute have begun studying the...
  • Honoring our heroes:Young and Old

    03/17/2005 12:25:54 PM PST · by JimVT · 9 replies · 427+ views
    20th Air Force Association ^ | 03/17/05 | JimVT
    My brother, one of a whole lot of WW2 heroes, turns 85 next month.
  • Bush Turns Attention to Daunting 2nd Term (Holy end of tyranny, BATMAN!)

    01/21/2005 8:45:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies · 306+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/21/05 | TERENCE HUNT
    Bush Turns Attention to Daunting 2nd Term 2 hours, 18 minutes ago By TERENCE HUNT, AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON - President Bush turned from inaugural pageantry to a daunting second-term agenda Friday while his administration scrambled to explain his newly declared goal of ending tyranny around the world. The president's expansive pledge, the major theme of his inaugural address, raised questions about whether Bush intended to apply new standards to allies or partners that are not ideal democracies, or aren't democracies at all. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, China and other countries fit that description. Bush "made clear it was not...
  • Chile Turns Against Once Untouchable Pinochet

    12/22/2004 11:10:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 620+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/22/04 | Ignacio Badal - Reuters
    SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Chileans are turning more and more against ex-dictator Augusto Pinochet (news - web sites), making courts more likely to put the ailing retired general on trial for human rights abuses during his 1973-1990 regime, political scientists said. The Supreme Court will make a key ruling in the coming days over whether murder and kidnapping charges against Pinochet can proceed in a human rights case, a decision preceded by a string of court rulings against Pinochet this year. "Public opinion is more and more negative regarding Pinochet ... and that obviously influences the judges as they review...
  • CA: FBI turns focus to BART-Perata link (PeRATaGate)

    11/27/2004 9:37:31 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 656+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 11/27/04 | Sean Holstege
    BART's political efforts on a seismic repair bond are a major focus of a federal political corruption probe into Sen. Don Perata and his associates. In a Nov. 8 subpoena, the U.S. District Court ordered BART to hand over records relating to the work of Perata, his children and their companies. The subpoena also names Perata's college roommate Timothy Staples, Oakland lobbyist Lily Hu, political consultant Sandra Polka and their firms. The federal grand jury wants to know about direct or indirect payments to them. The subpoena highlights 26 BART checks to Hu's political consulting firm Lily Hu & Associates...
  • High court turns deaf ear to several First Amendment appeals

    10/04/2004 1:31:55 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 12 replies · 758+ views
    freedomforum ^ | 10-04-04 | apnews
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court turned away several First Amendment-related cases today, appeals by: A media company claiming it had a right to distribute real-time golf scores. Telemarketing groups challenging the federal do-not-call registry. A Catholic organization challenging a California law that forces it to pay for workers' contraceptive health insurance benefits. The Montana Right to Life Association, which claimed state campaign-contribution limits violated free-speech rights. Alabama's former chief justice and Ten Commandments proponent Roy Moore who was seeking to get his job back. Morris Communications Co. v. PGA Tour The high court turned away an appeal by Morris Communications...
  • GOP turns up heat on McGreevey to leave (new 30-second television ad unveiled)

    08/27/2004 6:22:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies · 689+ views
    Planet Out ^ | 8/27/04 | Mike Lavers
    GOP turns up heat on McGreevey to leave Mike Lavers, PlanetOut Network Friday, August 27, 2004 / 05:37 PM With a federal judge scheduled to hear arguments early next month on whether New Jersey should hold a special election after Gov. James E. McGreevey unexpectedly resigned on Aug. 12, Republicans have stepped up their calls for him to leave office immediately. At a press conference in Hackensack on Wednesday, the New Jersey Republican State Committee, along with the Republican National Committee (RNC), unveiled a new 30-second television ad urging McGreevey to step down and allow voters to choose the state's...
  • New software turns family albums and home movies into Picasso masterpieces

    08/27/2004 3:51:21 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 18 replies · 2,036+ views
    >>> John Collomosse research pages >>> Video demo of the technology [may be slow for dial-up users] The family portrait is set to become a great work of art thanks to new computer software that can turn photographs into cubist artworks in the style of Picasso.The Picasso-effect software is part of a unique suite of imaging technologies developed by computer scientists at the University of Bath that turns photo albums, videos and movies into drawings, paintings, and cartoons. The software could also revolutionise the way that animations are made.In order to create the software, the researchers had to teach...
  • Paris Turns Back Clock to Mark Liberation (Aug. 25, 1944)

    08/25/2004 12:56:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 902+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/25/04 | Elaine Ganley - AP
    PARIS - Ceremonies that drew thousands of people into the streets culminated with a solemn tribute to the heroes of the liberation at Paris City Hall — followed by a jubilant outdoor ball. The liberation "shook France and renewed hope in the world," said President Jacques Chirac in an address at City Hall, where he decorated veterans and Resistance members. The liberation was "an essential step in the capitulation of the Nazi regime," and through it, "France found its place in the world," Chirac said. Before a crowd of thousands, and intermittent rain, he stressed the need to transmit the...
  • Bank president fights for soldier after robbery (Master Sergeant turns himself in)

    06/14/2004 3:15:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies · 382+ views
    Bank president fights for soldier after robbery Published Monday, June 14, 2004 FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - Seven hours from his Army post and thousands of miles from the Iraq war he left behind, Master Sgt. Kenneth Schweitzer confessed to walking into an Iowa bank, firing shots into the ceiling and walking out with a bag of cash. He drove straight to a police station and turned himself in, saying he didn’t need the money, he just wanted to live in an 8-by-8-foot cell, authorities said. The case has baffled police and acquaintances of Schweitzer, a 38-year-old father and decorated...
  • Ohio gay GOP official turns Democrat

    02/28/2004 12:57:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies · 162+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/26/04 | Tom Musbach
    Ohio gay GOP official turns Democrat Thu Feb 26, 8:25 PM ET Tom Musbach, Gay.com / PlanetOut.com Network SUMMARY: Saying he can't stomach President Bush's support for the Federal Marriage Amendment, a gay Republican leader in Ohio announced on Thursday he is becoming a Democrat. Saying he can't stomach President Bush's support for the Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA), a gay Republican leader in Ohio announced on Thursday he is becoming a Democrat. In a letter to the chair of the Republican Party of Cuyahoga County, John Farina, a former official in the county's party organization and former president of the...
  • Clovis Man Turns 75, Plus 13,000

    02/12/2004 12:54:45 PM PST · by blam · 22 replies · 476+ views
    Gazette Times ^ | 2-12-2004 | Michelle Seeber
    Clovis Man turns 75, plus 13,000 By MICHELLE SEEBER Clovis News Journal CLOVIS, N.M. — He lived among saber-toothed cats, hunted giant mammoths and bison and was smart enough to dig water wells. Other than that, even thousands of years later, we still don't know much about the people known collectively as Clovis Man. Last week marked 75 years since a local amateur archaeologist discovered Clovis Man at Blackwater Draw, about 14 miles southwest of Clovis in eastern New Mexico. Clovis people lived between 11,500 and 13,000 years ago. Since Clovis Man's discovery, evidence has surfaced that prehistoric man's first...
  • Iraqi wedding celebration turns into gun battle

    09/18/2003 11:54:26 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 34 replies · 830+ views
    ananova.com ^ | 9 18 03 | ananova
    Ananova: Iraqi wedding celebration turns into gun battle US soldiers have killed a 14-year-old Iraqi boy and injured six others after hearing gunfire which was part of a wedding celebration. Neighbours in Fallujah said the incident started after wedding guests fired guns into the air to celebrate. A passing US military patrol opened fire believing it was under attack. Adel Hmood said the Americans opened fire in a circle around themselves. He said the dead boy was on his way to buy cigarettes when he was killed. Bullet holes in homes and buildings in the area suggested there was heavy...
  • Drug czar turns to religious leaders

    07/12/2003 11:16:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 230+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 7/12/03 | Kelly Kurt - AP
    <p>TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The nation's drug czar recruited local religious leaders Saturday in the war on drugs.</p> <p>The call to arms came as John Walters, director of National Drug Control Policy, held his first news conference since announcing Thursday his national drive to enlist faith-based youth groups in anti-drug programs. The effort is the Bush administration's latest effort to expand the role of religious organizations in government services.</p>
  • China Turns Its Back On Communism To Join Long March Of The Capitalists

    11/08/2002 8:02:25 PM PST · by blam · 19 replies · 378+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 11-09-2002 | John Giddings
    China turns its back on communism to join long march of the capitalists John Gittings in Beijing Saturday November 9, 2002 The Guardian President Jiang Zemin yesterday effectively jettisoned communism in his manifesto speech on China's future development to the Communist party congress. Mr Jiang stressed the need for the party to "keep pace with the times" and bring prosperity to the Chinese people. Otherwise the party's own future was in doubt. Mr Jiang spoke at length on the merits of his pragmatic theory known as the "three represents" which puts economic development as the top priority. "The world is...