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  • SF vigil in Castro for Orlando massacre victims

    06/12/2016 5:52:25 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 12, 2016 | Evan Sernoffsky and Lizzie Johnson
    People gathered in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood Sunday to honor the victims of the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, while police increased efforts to protect the city during the upcoming Pride week.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-04-15, Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil -- Holy Night of Easter

    04/03/2015 8:59:48 PM PDT · by Salvation · 43 replies ^ | 04-04-15 | New American Bible
     April 4, 2015Holy SaturdayAt the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter    Reading 1 Gn 1:1—2:2 In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss, while a mighty wind swept over the waters. Then God said,“Let there be light,” and there was light.God saw how good the light was.God then separated the light from the darkness.God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.”Thus evening came, and morning followed—the first day. Then God said,“Let there be a dome in the middle of...
  • Candlelight Vigil for (dead) Deer Planned in Town and Country (Missouri)

    01/06/2015 10:37:57 AM PST · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 6, 2015
    TOWN AND COUNTRY, Mo. (KMOX) – Concerned residents of Town and Country have planned a candlelight vigil for deer that have been killed in the St. Louis suburb. The city hired sharp shooters to kill urban deer, and organizers say after Town and Country spent “thousands of dollars of public monies” to kill deer over the last several years, deer-and-car collisions remain about the same.
  • Times Square Shut Down By Thousands Marching As Ferguson Protests Spin-Off Across The Country

    08/14/2014 7:34:00 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 180 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14 August 2014 | By Josh Gardner For Mailonline and Louise Boyle For Mailonline
    The fifth night of demonstrations in support of gunned down Ferguson, Missouri teen Michael Brown saw scores of protesters marching through the streets of New York in a vigil that culminated in Times Square Thursday night. Tensions flared as some protestors attempted to shove their way through a police barricade set up in their path toward the beating heart of the city. Police held their own and tempers soon calmed, but as night gripped New York, the already congested Times Square ground to a halt as thousands flowed into the streets to demand an end to police brutality and militarization...
  • Project Vigil: D-Day 2014, The saluting boy on Omaha beach

    07/29/2014 12:15:41 AM PDT · by South40 · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 21 July 2014 | Project Vigil
    Project Vigil: D-Day 2014, The saluting boy on Omaha beach
  • Nuncio: “Syrians were moved by the participation of the whole world in their suffering”

    09/10/2013 5:58:25 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | September 9, 2013 | Catherine Harmon
    Melkite Catholic Patriarch Gregoire III Laham, left, joins church leaders and worshipers in a prayer service at the Melkite patriarchate Cathedral of the Dormition in Damascus, Syria, Sept. 7. (CNS photo/Khaled al Hariri, Reuters) As tens of thousands joined Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square for the prayer vigil for peace in Syria on Saturday evening—and even more watched on TV or streaming online—a similar event took place in Damascus’ Cathedral of the Dormition. AsiaNews has a report on the event: Interviewed by AsiaNews, Msgr. Mario Zenari, apostolic nuncio in Damascus, defines the Day of Prayer as an exceptional event...
  • Two men shot and injured at north Minneapolis vigil for murder victim

    03/13/2013 7:54:44 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies ^ | 3/12/13 | Nicole Norfleet
    Two men were injured Tuesday night in a drive-by shooting on a busy north Minneapolis street during a memorial for a slain Brooklyn Park man. The shooting happened a little after 7 p.m. near W. Broadway and Bryant Avenue N., said Sgt. Steve McCarty, a spokesman for Minneapolis police. The two men who were shot were taken to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale with noncritical injuries, McCarty said. No arrests have been made. The men were part of a group of about 30 people who gathered outside on a sidewalk on W. Broadway in memory of Haywood Eaton, who...
  • Wisconsin wolf hunt: Animal lovers plan memorial

    01/09/2013 6:00:24 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 1-8-13 | ap
    Animal lovers are planning a memorial for the wolves Wisconsin hunters killed this fall. The memorial is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 11, in front of the state Department of Natural Resources headquarters in Madison, according to organizer Deanna Devaul, a member of the Alliance for Animals. The proceedings will include candles, bell-ringing and a poem honoring the dead wolves. The DNR ran the state's first organized wolf hunt this fall. Hunters killed 117 animals statewide.
  • On a wing and a prayer: Parishioners vow to fight to end for churches

    11/26/2012 5:41:05 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11-26-12 | Richard Greim
    Defiant parishioners waging tireless vigils for the churches they love — now eight years and running — are being warned by their archdiocese that the end is near, but they still vow to fight on. “We paid for this church,” said Maryellen Rogers, a parishioner at St. Francis X. Cabrini in Scituate. “We built it. The archdiocese took out a mortgage in the 1970s we paid off. And we believe we are the rightful owners of this church.” But the Archdiocese of Boston has signaled the rogue worshippers are testing the goodwill of the hierarchy. “The cardinal’s been patient,” archdiocese...
  • Faith is the true ‘enlightenment,’ Pope says at Easter Vigil (1 American among those baptized)

    04/07/2012 4:00:22 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    cna ^ | April 7, 2012
    Pope Benedict XVI at the Easter Vigil Vatican City, Apr 7, 2012 / 03:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Faith, which reveals God’s light to humanity, is the "true enlightenment," Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed on April 7 as he celebrated Christ’s resurrection at the Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica. Pope Benedict explained that the "enlightenment" of faith, unlike that of scientific rationalism, enables "God’s light to break into our world, opening our eyes to the true light."Below, the full text of Pope Benedict's homily during the Easter Vigil:Dear Brothers and Sisters,Easter is the feast of the new creation. Jesus...
  • Minneapolis vigil/rally turns into brawl

    09/29/2010 3:25:30 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 32 replies
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 9-29-10 | DAVID CHANEN
    A memorial service and stop-the-violence rally for an 18-year-old slaying victim in north Minneapolis turned into a small melee Sunday, with the victim's mother arrested, officers injured and squad cars damaged.
  • England: Prayer Marathon For the Pope

    08/20/2010 12:19:46 AM PDT · by 0beron · 4 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 08/19/2010 | Tancred
    Many people in England have decided to undertake a great project, to prepare for the Pope's visit with prayer. London [] Bad premonitions and threats against the upcoming papal visit have proven enough on the English side: some want to make provocative gifts to him like imprisonment or law suits.
  • Non-stop Rosary vigil to defeat ObamaCare

    12/19/2009 5:17:02 PM PST · by giotto · 203 replies · 4,067+ views
    The 60 votes are there for ObamaCare to pass in the Senate. The only thing preventing a vote is a blizzard in Connecticut, where Joe Lieberman went home for Sabbath. So you might say that God is the reason, both for sending Joe home and for sending the snow storm. I'm beginning to think that it will take a miracle to stop this massive take-over of the health care industry. So I propose an ongoing Rosary vigil. How it works is that I begin by saying a Rosary. When I finish, I reply to this thread. Hopefully, someone else will...
  • Several Hundred Attend Fort Hood Vigil

    11/08/2009 11:45:56 PM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 1 replies · 220+ views
    CBN ^ | 7 Nov | Staff
    Several hundred people including soldiers, families and friends gathered at a Fort Hood, Texas stadium Friday night for a candlelight vigil to remember the victims of Thursday’s shooting rampage that left 13 dead and 30 wounded. An Army chaplain offered prayers for the families and the victims. Chaplain Douglas Carver told the soldiers dressed in fatigues and black berets -- to “remember to keep breathing ... keep going.” God Bless America and Amazing Grace were sung as people clung to one another and bowed their heads. It was the first community gathering since the killings.
  • Free Republic 9/11 Candlelight Vigil from Washington DC

    09/11/2009 7:56:58 PM PDT · by GRRRRR · 50 replies · 3,159+ views
    All of us | 9-11-09 | All of us
    Members of Free Republic hold candles in memory of those lost on 9/11 and in defense of our country. On Saturday, all of us here in Washington will be marching for all of you who could not be here. God Bless America We The People...
  • Vigil backs overhaul of health care

    09/02/2009 9:11:38 AM PDT · by RBW in PA · 8 replies · 314+ views
    Pocono Record ^ | September 2, 2009 | Beth Brelje
    Democrats will take to the streets in Stroudsburg and other towns across the country tonight as a way to build public support for the national health care bill. "It's a candlelight vigil to memorialize the people who have been adversely affected by poor health care policy, or lack thereof, in the United States," said Patrick McDermott. McDermott is a legislative aide to state Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18, but said he is working the vigil on his own time. "I'm incredibly passionate about the need for health care reform in this county, and I want to lend my voice and efforts...

    05/11/2008 8:06:33 PM PDT · by SHATNERFAN1706 · 10 replies · 157+ views
    SHATNERFAN | 5/12/2008 | SHATNERFAN1706
  • New Catholics bring varied lives to the church of Oregon (850 converts)

    03/27/2008 2:47:32 PM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies · 455+ views
    Catholic Sentinel ^ | March 27, 2008 | Ed Langlois
    March 27, 2008       New Catholics bring varied lives to the church of OregonBy Ed Langlois Fr. Gary Zerr baptizes Leul Gurske, 2, held by mom Bethany at St. Edward Parish in Keizer.St. Edward Parish photo by Susan May KEIZER — Bethany Gurske descended with her slumbering 2-year-old son into the baptismal pool at St. Edward Church here Saturday night. Father Gary Zerr baptized the two amid running water. The splash on the head woke Leul, who protested. But he was soon in the dry, comforting arms of his father, Jeff. The Gurskes just adopted Leul from Ethiopia.The...
  • Pro-Tibet vigil held in Beijing

    03/17/2008 1:45:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 321+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/17/08 | Ian Ransom and Chris Buckley
    BEIJING (Reuters) - Ethnic Tibetan students staged a candle-lit vigil in Beijing on Monday, saying it was to pray for the dead, after authorities warned anti-Chinese rioters in the Tibetan capital to surrender. Police kept reporters well away from the peaceful protest by dozens of apparently ethnic Tibetan students gathered inside the Central University for Nationalities. It was a small, rare show of defiance in the host city of this year's Olympic Games, where Communist Party authorities are especially eager to prevent public shows of dissent. "It was only to pray for the souls of the dead," said an ethnic...
  • Code Pink Candlelight Vigil-3/19-Orange, CA (FREEPERS NEEDED!

    03/16/2008 4:30:05 PM PDT · by rottndog · 52 replies · 1,216+ views
    This Wednesday, 3/19/08, there will be a Code Pink candlelight vigil at the Orange Circle in Orange, CA. We countered them last week, but were outnumbered. WE NEED SOME FREEPER HELP!!
  • Airmen in Afghanistan Honor Veterans With Silent Vigil

    11/11/2007 2:46:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 135+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Capt. Michael Meridith, USAF
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, Nov. 11, 2007 – Airmen here honored veterans past and present with a 10-hour silent vigil today. Senior Airman Michael Salansky, a member of the 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, stands a silent vigil in Afghanistan in honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, 2007. Photo by Capt. Michael Meridith, USAF  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Following a formal wreath-laying ceremony, teams of two airmen -- a total of 80 in all -- stood at “parade rest” near the flagpole of Camp Cunningham here as a constant reminder of the significance of Veterans Day....
  • Union Workers Compelled to Protest Army hospital [and FR in the news...]

    10/25/2007 1:47:30 PM PDT · by Posting · 8 replies · 61+ views
    BNN ^ | Oct. 25. 07
    Union Workers Compelled to Protest Army hospital October 22nd, 2007 by Warner Todd Huston The folks over at FreeRepublic have reported that at one of their pro-troops vigils in front of Walter Reed Army Hospital, a union member told them that he was ordered by his union to attend the nearby anti-war protest. WASHINGTON, DC, September 28, 2007— The DC Chapter has suspected all along that the dwindling handful of anti-war protestors outside Walter Reed are paid to show up. This week, one of their newbies came by our troop-support rally at the gates by mistake, and spilled the...
  • Seattle Nursing Home Says It Has Copycat Death Cat

    07/30/2007 9:21:09 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 42 replies · 712+ views ^ | 7/27/07
    SEATTLE -- You may have heard about an uncanny cat that apparently has the ability to predict deaths at a Rhode Island retirement home. Now another nursing home is claiming it has its own feline barometer of the great beyond, and he's living out his nine lives in West Seattle. Ten-year-old tabby Buckwheat makes the rounds at the Providence Mount St. Vincent nursing home, blissfully unaware of the reputation that precedes him. Nurses at the facility claim that Buckwheat knows when a resident is about to die, and does his best to give comfort. "Climb in bed with the person,...
  • Soldiers at Iraq Outpost Keep Independence Day Vigil

    07/05/2007 6:20:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 273+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Jon Cupp, USA
    TAJI, Iraq, July 5, 2007 – As the United States celebrated its Independence Day, soldiers continued working, standing guard and going on patrols staged from Coalition Outpost X-Ray near here. Pvt. Brandon Reed, a scout with Troop C, 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, climbs rapidly into a gunner’s turret on a Humvee at Coalition Outpost X-Ray, Iraq, on July 3 after his platoon receives orders to go on an unscheduled mission. Photo by Staff Sgt. Jon Cupp, USA  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Instead of fireworks and family picnics, soldiers from Troop C, 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment,...
  • Pro-Life Demonstration Marks First Anniversary of the Legalization of Abortion in Colombia

    05/31/2007 12:16:28 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 1 replies · 343+ views ^ | Colombia May 30, 2007 | Elizabeth O'Brien
    BOGOTA, Colombia May 30, 2007 ( - On May 10th, hundreds of young people gathered in Bogota, Colombia before the national Constitutional Court in order to protest the legalization of abortion. Abortion was legalized on May 10, 2006, when the court decided to allow abortion in cases of rape and in case of any risk to the mother's health. The ambiguity of the ruling effectively made room for abortion in almost any situation. Colombia was the first country in Latin America to allow abortion, opening the door for many other Catholic countries to follow its example. (See coverage:
  • the Dark before the Dawn

    04/07/2007 4:48:05 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies · 898+ views ^ | April 5, 2007 | Sylvia Dorham
    Sylvia Dorham  Other Articles by Sylvia DorhamPrinter Friendly Version   The Dark Before Dawn April 6, 2007 It's Friday night, after they have hastily entombed the body.John brings Mary back to the house. He puts her downstairs in a sleeping room, and climbs the ladder to the Upper Room.Peter is sitting on the floor against the wall. John tells him what happened. Peter curls into fetal position on the floor and sobs.John looks up to see Mary climbing unsteadily into the room. Peter's cries have roused her.Mary, consoling Peter, sits with him on the floor, wiping tears from his...
  • Private spies track extremists across world

    11/22/2006 11:49:59 PM PST · by MadIvan · 29 replies · 1,482+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | November 23, 2006 | MICHAEL HOLDEN
    IT SAYS its members brought about the conviction of radical Egyptian-born cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri, uncovered insurgent tactics in Iraq and are now working to provide intelligence from North Korea.The organisation is not the US Central Intelligence Agency or Britain's MI6 but Vigil, a shadowy network of retired spies, senior military personnel, anti-terrorism specialists and banking experts. The group's director Dominic Whiteman said he set up Vigil with two other businessmen last year to act as an conduit between retired spies who were still party to good, raw intelligence, and the police and security services. "This evidence was just getting...
  • Left plans election night vigil; internet guerrilla tactics

    11/05/2006 2:40:17 PM PST · by RightSideRedux · 22 replies · 1,830+ views
    Right Side Redux ^ | 11/5/06 | Justin @ RSR
    What leftists are saying on the liberal boards
  • Jurors Acquit Vigil on 23 of 24 Counts in Public Corruption Retrial (NM State Treasurer trial)

    09/30/2006 1:10:38 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 6 replies · 335+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | September 30, 2006 | Tim Korte
    Former state Treasurer Robert Vigil was acquitted Saturday on 23 counts of extortion and racketeering in the retrial of his public corruption case. Federal jurors found him guilty on just one count: attempted extortion. Vigil sat motionless as the counts were read in court shortly after 1 p.m. His wife, Viola, and other relatives began to cry as U.S. District Judge James Browning read "not guilty'' on each of the first of 23 counts. The attempted extortion carries a possible sentence of up to 20 years, but the judge could sentence him to as little as 12 months. No date...
  • Judge says Nelson need not testify in new Vigil trial

    09/05/2006 1:55:14 PM PDT · by Rogle · 2 replies · 209+ views
    Albuquerque Trib ^ | September 5, 2006 | AP
    By Associated Press Posted 12:49 p.m. A federal judge ruled today that a California investment adviser will not have to testify in the retrial of former state Treasurer Robert Vigil on public corruption charges. U.S. District Judge James Browning said he would not compel Kent Nelson to testify after Nelson invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. However, Browning said he would admit into evidence transcripts of Nelson's testimony from Vigil's first trial, which ended in a mistrial this spring. Vigil faces 24 federal extortion and racketeering counts in an alleged kickback scheme. Nelson pleaded to a single count of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 06-03-06, Pentecost Sunday at the Vigil Mass

    06/03/2006 12:54:47 PM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies · 159+ views American Bible ^ | 06-03-06 | New American Bible
    June 3, 2006 Pentecost SundayAt the Vigil Mass Psalm: Saturday 23 Reading 1Gn 11:1-9 The whole world spoke the same language, using the same words.While the people were migrating in the east,they came upon a valley in the land of Shinar and settled there.They said to one another,“Come, let us mold bricks and harden them with fire.”They used bricks for stone, and bitumen for mortar.Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a cityand a tower with its top in the sky,and so make a name for ourselves;otherwise we shall be scattered all over the earth.” The LORD came down...
  • Where Altar Crucifixes Should Face And More on the Easter Vigil

    05/02/2006 6:51:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies · 266+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | May 2, 2006 | Father Edward McNamara
    ROME, MAY 2, 2006 ( Answered by Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: When an altar crucifix is used during the celebration of Mass, ought the corpus to be facing toward the priest or toward the congregation? -- D.V., Washington, D.C. A: The indications in the General Instruction of the Roman Missal are sparse regarding the direction of the figure of Christ on the cross: "No 308. There is also to be a cross, with the figure of Christ crucified upon it, either on the altar or near it, where it is clearly visible...
  • America Needs Fatima plans 1,000 prayer vigils against The Da Vinci Code movie

    05/02/2006 7:44:25 AM PDT · by concernedAmerican1 · 72 replies · 2,018+ views
    America Needs Fatima ^ | 05-02-06 | America Needs Fatima
    Hanover, Pennsylvania – As the controversy around the upcoming Da Vinci Code movie grows, the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) and its America Needs Fatima campaign announced plans to hold 1,000 peaceful prayer vigils outside theaters nationwide beginning May 19. “These public acts of reparation will literally blanket the country. From Alaska to Alabama, from California to Connecticut, dedicated volunteers are banding together for protest prayer vigils in front of movie theaters showing the blasphemous Da Vinci Code movie,” said America Needs Fatima director Robert Ritchie. “Wrapped in Gnostic heresy, The Da Vinci Code...
  • Vigil jurors see videotape of money changing hands (NM - State Treasurer Trial)

    04/26/2006 7:32:16 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 6 replies · 300+ views
    KOB-TV4, Albuquerque ^ | April 26, 2006 | Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - Jurors viewed a videotape Tuesday showing then-state Treasurer Robert Vigil accepting cash payments last year of $11,500 from an investment adviser seeking business from the treasurer’s office. Federal prosecutors allege the payments were kickbacks to Vigil in exchange for steering state business to California-based investment adviser Kent Nelson. Vigil’s defense team contends the payments were campaign contributions. The videotape was shown during Vigil’s trial on racketeering and extortion charges. Nelson was cooperating with federal investigators when he secretly taped the meeting with Vigil last May 2nd. Vigil resigned last October. He has pleaded not guilty to 28...
  • Prosecutors Question Former Treasurer Montoya in Vigil Case (NM-Kickbacks, Richardson Crony)

    04/18/2006 10:42:06 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 5 replies · 257+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | April 18, 2006 | Barry Massey, AP
    Former state Treasurer Michael Montoya on Tuesday implicated a political ally of Gov. Bill Richardson in a widespread kickback scheme that began soon after Montoya took office in 1995. Montoya's testimony came as federal prosecutors laid the foundation for a racketeering case against Robert Vigil, who succeeded Montoya as treasurer when he took office in 2003. Montoya described for the jury how he demanded kickbacks from investment advisers who helped arrange bids on certain investments. He also expanded the scope of the kickback scheme from what it had previously been portrayed in documents filed in the months leading up to...
  • "A Cosmic Event" - text of pope's homily at last night's Vigil Mass (rare event)

    04/16/2006 11:48:30 AM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies · 556+ views
    WITL ^ | April 16, 2006 | Rocco Palmo
    The Vatican's custom is that the Pope does not preach at the liturgy of Easter morning so that the focus upon the Urbi et Orbi message which follows isn't diluted. So here, in the English translation provided by the Holy See, is Benedict XVI's Easter homily, delivered at the Mother of all Vigils, held last night in the Basilica. **************************** "You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen, he is not here" (Mk 16:6). With these words, God’s messenger, robed in light, spoke to the women who were looking for the body of Jesus in the...
  • This Year's Intake (the newest members of the Tiber Swim Team)

    04/08/2006 3:17:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 393+ views
    WITL ^ | April 8, 2006 | Rocco Palmo
    A week from tonight, on the cusp of Easter, the church around the world welcomes its converts and adults completing their initiation. To everyone involved in adult catechesis and RCIA out there, God love you for the work you do. And if any Catechumens and Candidates happen to be reading, in the name of us all, every good wish and warmest welcome to the big tent -- this coming week will change your life in many wonderful ways, and we greet you with our heartfelt prayers and closeness in spirit. Here's a snapshot of the US receptions: The complete...
  • Candlelight Vigil-Terri Winchell-

    02/28/2006 2:07:50 PM PST · by Jackie-O · 34 replies · 644+ views
    Morales was sentenced to death for the rape and murder of Terri Lynn Winchell, a 17 year old Lodi Tokay High school senior. Terri was 17 and just months away from her high school graduation when she disappeared Jan. 8, 1981. The next day her body was found in a vieyard in Lodi. She had been strangled, hit 23 times in the head with a hammer, raped and stabbed in the chest. Morales was scheduled to die by lethal injection on Feb. 21, 2006. On Jan 27, 2006 Kenneth Starr formally asked Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to spare the life of...
  • Anti-wire tap vigil in San Francisco features Lady Liberty (& ACLU,Code Pink,Raging Grannies,MoveOn)

    02/24/2006 11:05:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 434+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 2/24/06 | Ian Thomas
    SAN FRANCISCO - A woman clad in a shiny silver costume, complete with a Lady Liberty hat, fell to her knees and rolled onto the concrete floor of San Francisco's Justin Herman Plaza in front of about 80 people on Feb. 22 while the crowd cried “don't give up! Then a man in a white doctor's coat came along with other women dressed in bright colored granny gear passionately reciting the Bill of Rights, gradually reviving Vicki Leidner, of San Francisco, with fake blood on her face, from her mock affliction. The crowd giggled and joined in reciting. The street...
  • When Would George Washington Have Quit?

    11/01/2005 2:39:37 PM PST · by PApatriot1 · 14 replies · 930+ views
    On Wednesday night, October 26th, college students across the nation participated in various anti-war protests or, as many of them referred to it, vigils commemorating the 2,000 military deaths in Iraq. These so called “vigils” included much more than candles and Kumbaya.
  • Vigil For The 2,000

    10/27/2005 3:00:15 PM PDT · by Tamar1973 · 8 replies · 338+ views
    The Press Democrat ^ | October 2, 2005 | Mary Callahan
    Michael D. Acklin III was among them. The 25-year-old Louisville, Ky., man had hoped to attend Bible college and join the ministry after the war in Iraq. So, too, was Keith Mariotti, 39, a Plattsburgh, N.Y., man who "ate, slept and breathed" aircraft and flying from boyhood to his June death in a helicopter crash. There was Joshua Marcun, 33, of Evening Shade, Ark,. a father of five who always had a ready joke, and Roberto Abad, 22, of Bell Gardens, who fathered a child before his second deployment to the war zone, "in case he never came back." They...
  • N.M. treasurer quits as impeachment looms (D-Vigil)

    10/26/2005 7:00:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 417+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/26/05 | BARRY MASSEY - ap
    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico's indicted state treasurer resigned Wednesday shortly after lawmakers began considering whether he should be impeached. Robert Vigil's resignation came more than a month after he was arrested and charged with extortion in a federal investigation into an alleged kickback scheme involving state investments. Vigil, 52, announced his resignation, effective immediately, in a letter to Gov. Bill Richardson and Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron. "I have committed no crime, and the allegation made by the federal government are false," Vigil wrote. "I look forward to the day when a jury will hear all of...
  • U.S. case against N.M. treasurer expands (refuses to resign, Impeachment looms)

    10/13/2005 9:42:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 677+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/13/05 | Felicia Fonseca -ap
    ALBUQUERQUE - Federal prosecutors charged New Mexico's state treasurer with 19 counts of extortion Wednesday, alleging he pocketed $265,000 in kickbacks while investing public money. Treasurer Robert Vigil had pleaded not guilty to two earlier counts of extortion in the case and maintains his innocence, attorney Sam Bregman said. He called the FBI's and U.S. attorney's evidence in support of the indictment "pathetic." "I've never been more sure of an outcome in a criminal case than I am today. And that outcome will be not guilty," Bregman said. Prosecutors also have charged former Treasurer Michael Montoya in the alleged scheme,...
  • State officials were accused of unlawfully obtaining payments

    09/16/2005 12:48:41 PM PDT · by Rogle · 4 replies · 343+ views ^ | 16 Sep 2005 | Kate Nash
    State Treasurer Robert Vigil and former State Treasurer Michael Montoya were arrested this morning and indicted on charges of wrongfully obtaining payments from an investment adviser, according to the indictments and the Federal Bureau of Investigations. They were arrested by Federal Bureau of Investigations agents early today, said Norm Cairns, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office. Federal agents executed search warrants at Vigil and Montoya's homes as well as at the State Treasurer's Office. There was no answer at the Treasurer's Office this morning. According to the indictment, Vigil is accused of obtaining more than $50,000 in payments from...
  • Sept 11th Sunrise Vigil - Los Angeles - BE THERE!

    09/10/2005 7:02:10 PM PDT · by JesseP · 5 replies · 475+ views
    California UAC ^ | 9-10-05 | United American Committee
    The anniversary of the attack on our nation is tomorrow! We must organize quickly and get out in our communities! For those in the Los Angeles area please make it out to the sunrise vigil! September 11th Sunrise Vigil - Support America - Support the War on Terror - Denounce the silence of the Muslim majority Justiceville/Homeless USA partnered with The United American Committee DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES AT SUNRISE ”Getting up early is the least we can do” In the Mall area of the Kenneth Hahn County Hall of Administration Bldg. located behind 500 W. Temple Street, Downtown Los...
  • September 11th Sunrise Vigil

    09/09/2005 11:30:05 AM PDT · by BurtB · 2 replies · 231+ views
    I have not seen any locally organized 9-11 related memorials listed here. Are there any planned in your community? This is one in LA. ****** For those outside of the Los Angeles area we strongly encourage you to hold vigils in your community on the morning of September 11th! We must remember the attack on our nation and the ongoing threat of Islamic extremism! For those in the Los Angeles area we are holding the 9/11 Sunrise Vigil! In downtown Los Angeles, at 5:15 AM as the sun rises, in the Mall area of the Kenneth Hahn County Hall of...
  • Vigil held in Bisbee in support of Texas mother (Bisbee -CPUSA AZ HQs)

    08/18/2005 6:15:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 20 replies · 577+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | Aug 18, 2005 | Michael Maresh
    BISBEE - More than 50 people Wednesday night ignored the steady rain in their candlelight vigil that was held at Grassy Park to support Cindy Sheehan. Sheehan is a mother who lost a son in Iraq, and she has been camped out near President George Bush's Crawford, Texas, ranch in hopes she will get to speak to him again. Valerie Stephens, one of the organizers of the vigil, said it was held to support Sheehan. "We need to make people aware of this incredibly brave person, a grieving mother who has finally managed to focus interest on what is happening...
  • Soldier's Mother to Bush: "Why did you kill my son"

    08/07/2005 3:47:59 PM PDT · by sdk7x7 · 88 replies · 2,252+ views
    8/7/05 | CODEPINK e-mail
    I received the following e-mail from CODEPINK: --- Dear CODEPINK Supporter, Cindy Sheehan, whose son Casey was killed in Iraq, is holding vigil in Crawford, Texas until she gets a meeting with George Bush. She has some simple questions to ask him: “Why did you kill my son? What did my son die for? If the cause is so noble, why don’t you send your twins?” She also has a clear demand: “Honor our sacrifices by bringing our nation's sons and daughters home from a war based on lies and deceptions.” On Saturday, as Cindy marched towards the ranch where...
  • Thousands Hold Candle Vigil for Ganji

    07/31/2005 6:10:08 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 6 replies · 278+ views
    Iran va Jahan ^ | July 31, 2005
    Thousands Hold Candle Vigil for Ganji July 31, 2005 Potkin Azarmehr /Iran va Jahan More than a thousand Iranians gathered outside Akbar Ganji's house in Tehran to mark 50 days of his hunger strike. The Iranian dissident is continuing his hunger strike and is demanding his freedom and the end of the dictatorial rule of the "supreme leader". The participants lit candles, recited poetry, prayed and sang patriotic anthems. Iran's prominent dissidents and poets took part in the event. Present in the vigil were Abbas Amir-Entezam, Mohammad Maleki, Simin Behbahani, Ali-Ashraf Darvishian, Fatimeh Haghighatjoo and many other well-known Iranian public...
  • Pictures of the Bahraini candlelight vigil at the British embassy

    07/11/2005 6:14:35 AM PDT · by murdocj · 210+ views
    Murdoc Online ^ | 07/10/2005 | Murdoc
    This vigil may have been small and localized, but that's how big things start. We need to see more of this. When we do see it, we need to make sure people know about it. The anti-American demonstrations always get top billing. Let's see if we can't register on the radar with some of this noise.