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  • Study finds taxes leave Millstone at risk of shutdown

    07/23/2013 4:09:59 PM PDT · by matt04 · 1 replies
    Tax issues and economic vulnerability make Connecticut’s nuclear power plant one of 12 most at risk of shutdown, according to a new academic study. The report from the Institute for Energy and the Environment at Vermont Law School comes just two months after Connecticut legislators balked at extending a controversial tax on power generators for another two years. Millstone also is one of 38 nuclear facilities the report says is at risk of early retirement not only due to taxes, but also from competition from lower-cost energy sources, shrinking demand, costly repairs and other rising operating costs. Nine major nuclear...
  • Waterford Lakes Town Center evacuated over suspicious devices

    04/23/2013 11:32:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Click Orlando ^ | 4/23/13 | staff
    ORLANDO, Fla. - The Waterford Lakes Town Center has reopened on Tuesday afternoon after four suspicious devices were reported, prompting an evacuation of the mall, officials said. The devices, two of which were described by deputies as backpack-like packages with wires protruding from them, were discovered Tuesday morning, prompting officials to evacuate more than 20 businesses at the Orlando shopping plaza, including a day care. They were later deemed safe.
  • Seekig Used Car

    06/28/2011 3:36:46 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 25 replies
    June 28 2011 | Niuhuru
    Does anyone have a used car they'd like to sell that's in good condition? I'm mainly looking at a two door that is small and has more than enough more miles to go before it goes bust.
  • Second American female convert to Islam arrested in plot to kill Motoonist

    03/12/2010 10:55:30 PM PST · by Cindy · 41 replies · 2,005+ views
    SNIPPET: “..."For the Love of Islam: A Second American Woman Is Arrested in Cartoonist Case,” by Vanessa O’Connell, Stephanie Simon and Evan Perez in the Wall Street Journal, March 13..." Last Easter, Jamie Paulin-Ramirez, a 31-year-old mom with a $30,000-a-year job as a medical assistant, announced to her family that she had converted to Islam. A few months later, she began posting to Facebook forums whose headings included “STOP caLLing MUSLIMS TERRORISTS!”” SNIPPET: “On Sept. 11, she suddenly left Leadville, Colo., a small town in the Rocky Mountains, for Denver, then for New York, to meet and marry a Muslim...
  • Deliberations begin in Rib Rack trial

    03/10/2010 7:52:37 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 4 replies · 379+ views
    Oakland Press ^ | Monday, March 8, 2010 | ANN ZANIEWSKI
    Did Jerome Hamilton of Southfield fatally shoot Catherine Solinski-Blain of Waterford Township during a botched robbery? That question is now in the hands of jurors, who deliberated for less than a half-hour Monday before asking to see all of the evidence in the case. They later asked for clarification on the jury instruction for felony murder. The prosecution and defense presented closing arguments earlier in the day. Hamilton, 17, is charged in death of 21-year-old Solinski-Blain, a manager of the Rib Rack restaurant in Lathrup Village. She was fatally shot in the head on Oct. 15, 2008, while in her...
  • Pennsylvania Woman Charged With Recruiting Violent Jihadist Fighters

    03/09/2010 12:56:58 PM PST · by Doogle · 152 replies · 3,304+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 030910 | FOX NEWS
    A Pennsylvania woman known to authorities as "Jihad Jane" was charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, conspiracy to kill in a foreign country, making false statements to a government official and attempted identity theft. The indictment, unsealed Monday, charges that Colleen R. LaRose, and five unindicted co-conspirators recruited men on the Internet to wage violent jihad in South Asia and Europe, and recruited women on the Internet who had passports and the ability to travel to and around Europe in support of violent jihad.
  • Unfair Demands On Boy Scouts

    07/29/2008 1:08:47 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 37 replies · 1,239+ views
    The Day ^ | 7/29/2008 | Editors
    Unfair Demands On Boy Scouts http://www.theday.com/re.aspx?re=33a46ad1-5d62-4201-98b5-dd7602900835 By The Day Published on 7/29/2008 We are at a loss to understand why the state Department of Transportation wants to give East Lyme Boy Scout troops such a hard time over doing a good deed. For 25 years on Labor Day weekend the Scouts have served coffee and doughnuts around the clock to weary drivers at the weigh stations on Interstate 95 in Waterford. Drivers get a needed break. The Scouts take pride in providing a service. Donations collected help the Boy Scouts and other local groups. Who could object? Unfortunately, the bureaucrats...
  • Irish sculptor dedicates piece to 9/11 victims, firefighters

    03/14/2007 8:08:14 PM PDT · by Coleus · 25 replies · 1,094+ views
    NorthJersey.com ^ | 03.14.07 | PAT MILTON
    The hand-carved Waterford crystal sculpture depicting the image of New York firefighters and police officers carrying the body of Father Mychal Judge away from the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. NEW YORK -- Sean Egan, an engraver at the famous Waterford factory in Ireland for 33 years, said he found a large piece of discarded glass at work one day that seemed to resemble the arch of a stained glass church window.  He put it aside and a short time later happened to come across the widely used photograph of five New York firemen and policemen carrying...
  • Waterford sells trees to aid US troops (and their families)

    12/18/2005 8:43:31 AM PST · by Former Military Chick · 13 replies · 404+ views
    London Sunday Telegraph ^ | December 18, 2005 | Des Crowley
    WATERFORD CRYSTAL is selling Christmas tree decorations in support of American troops serving “overseas”. The company website advertises the product asking its American customers to “support our forces at home and abroad with the Waterford Crystal USO Trees for the Troops ornament.” Waterford will donate $1 (83c) from the sale of every ornament, which has a retail price of $59, to United Services Organisation, a charity that supports American troops and their families. The firm is also manufacturing crystal menorah, the Jewish candelabrum. A spokesman for the company confirmed that the crystal trees and menorahs were manufactured in Ireland. The...
  • Nigerian cleared over circumcision death (Ireland)

    10/07/2005 11:12:54 AM PDT · by Murtyo · 43 replies · 1,148+ views
    RTE News, Dublin, Ireland ^ | 07 October 2005 16:12 | RTE News Staff
    A Nigerian man accused of reckless endangerment in relation to a home circumcision he carried out in Waterford two years ago has been found not guilty. Osagie Igbinedion was found not guilty this afternoon by a jury of 10 men and two women at Waterford Circuit Court. 31-year-old Mr Igbinedion, who lives in Kilkenny, left the court this afternoon in the company of his wife Kathleen, who a few minutes earlier had burst into tears as the verdict was delivered. It had taken the jury one and a half hours to reach their verdict in this case, the first of...
  • Keep your hands off our Kilkenny, Waterford City warned

    09/24/2005 6:58:49 PM PDT · by Murtyo · 25 replies · 641+ views
    Irish Examiner, Cork ^ | Sept 24, 2005 | Neans McSweeney
    SEVEN thousand furious Kilkenny people have penned letters to Waterford City Council warning it to keep its hands off their land. The letters, petitions and coupons from the Kilkenny People Newspaper and statements of anger were delivered to City Hall in Waterford yesterday by a delegation led by Kilkenny-based Fine Gael TD Phil Hogan and Fianna Fáil councillor Bobby Aylward. A further 600 submissions, the bulk of which oppose the extension, have been logged by City Hall officials. Under the extension proposal, 5,000 acres, 20 townlands and about 5,000 people would now find themselves living in a suburb of Waterford...
  • CA: LA schools fail to help students with $50 million reading program

    02/07/2005 11:11:48 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 880+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/7/05 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The nation's second-largest school district spent nearly $50 million on a computer reading program that failed to improve student literacy skills and sometimes hindered achievement because it wasn't used properly, a newspaper reported Monday. The Los Angeles Unified School District hoped the Waterford Early Reading Program would boost test scores at low-performing elementary schools when it purchased the system four years ago to supplement language arts instruction in kindergarten and first-grade classrooms. Instead, the system had no affect on most students and a "negative impact" on some kindergartners whose teachers substituted it for primary reading lessons,...
  • Waterford Viking Settlement 'May Be Find Of The Century'

    06/06/2004 5:34:31 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 233+ views
    Waterford Viking settlement may be 'find of the century' online.ie 2004-06-05 11:00:05+01 Archaeologists have stated that a newly-discovered Viking settlement near Waterford City may be the historical find of the century. Experts had believed that the site at Woodstown was a modest settlement, but recent examination has revealed a bustling town of approximately 4,000 people, with access to an impressive fleet of ships. Ariel photography of the area shows a pattern of streets and houses that stretch for more than a kilometre along the river Suir. One researcher on the site commented that this may be Ireland's version of Pompeii,...
  • Body found in burning car [2nd in last two weeks in shoreline CT]

    12/01/2003 8:52:47 AM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 43 replies · 717+ views
    WTNH-TV, New Haven ^ | December 1, 2003 | Bob Wilson
    (Waterford-WTNH, Nov. 30, 2003 Updated 9:55 PM) _ State police are investigating a deadly car fire that happened near a shopping mall Sunday. Authorities were called to an area behind the Target store at the Crystal Mall around 4:30 p.m. when someone reported what they thought was a brush fire. "They found a vehicle on fire," Deputy Chief Max Thiel said. "There is an individual in the car." Trooper One flew over the Crystal Mall in Waterford while State Police Major Crimes Squad set up a perimeter behind Target. Stunned shoppers came out of the stores and found crime scene...
  • Area citizens rally for U.S. troops

    04/06/2003 5:08:05 PM PDT · by tridentine · 3 replies · 191+ views
    Troy (NY) Record ^ | 04/06/2003 | Shawn Charniga
    WATERFORD (NY) - Despite cold, icy weather Saturday, about 250 came out to a rally supporting U.S. troops, organized by village group "Operation: A Touch of Home."