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  • Pennsylvania'absolutely critical' for Clinton campaign, aide says

    03/08/2008 9:11:54 AM PST · by Salena Zito · 33 replies · 990+ views
    tribune-review ^ | David Brown & Salena Zito
    Pennsylvania 'absolutely critical' for Clinton campaign, aide says By Salena Zito and David M. Brown TRIBUNE-REVIEW Saturday, March 8, 2008 Winning the Pennsylvania primary on April 22 is "absolutely critical" to Hillary Clinton's hope of overtaking Barack Obama in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, a top Clinton aide said Friday. Clinton will visit Pennsylvania on Monday and Tuesday, with campaign stops in Scranton, Harrisburg and Philadelphia. Former President Bill Clinton will be stumping for his wife on Tuesday in Pittsburgh, but the campaign did not immediately provide details about that visit. Asked whether Clinton must win Pennsylvania to...
  • Dig Uncovers Iron Age Waterhole (UK)

    03/07/2008 5:49:47 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 600+ views
    BBC ^ | 3-7-2008
    Dig uncovers Iron Age waterhole Archaeologists have found what they describe as a remarkable Iron Age waterhole on the site of an extension to York University. The waterhole complete with a preserved wickerwork lining was revealed during excavations in Heslington village. The structure also contains fragments of wood giving clues to the landscape of the time, about 2,500 years ago. The university's archaeology department plans more digs at the site, which also contains an important Roman building. The university plans to open the site to local archaeological community groups as well as allowing students access to a live dig. 'Fantastic...
  • New York Tops the list of Anti-Semitic Incidents Again

    03/06/2008 8:36:17 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies · 134+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 3-6-08 | staff
    (IsraelNN.com) New York led the list of anti-Jewish attacks, with 351 incidents, a 23% increase compared to last year, according to The Anti-Defamation League's annual audit report released Wednesday. The audit tracks anti-Semitic incidents in 40 states and the District of Columbia. Other states with topping the list included New Jersey, California, Florida, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Anti-Jewish incidents increased in Colorado in 2007 for the first time in three years, ranking eighth in the nation for anti-Semitic activity.
  • York, not Nolan, is needed change

    01/01/2008 5:30:33 PM PST · by SmithL · 10 replies · 272+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 1/1/8 | ERIC GILMORE
    ON ONE SIDE of the fence, you have those who think 49ers coach Mike Nolan is the second coming of bumbling Barry Switzer and want him fired. Now! On the other side, you have those who believe Nolan is a decent coach who took over an NFL disaster area and deserves another year to fix the mess he inherited. And me? I'm on the fence, waiting to be convinced that this decision truly, truly matters one way or the other for the 49ers. You see, even if Nolan goes, John York, the man at the top of the 49ers' corporate...
  • Changes at top for 49ers

    12/14/2007 1:07:50 PM PST · by SmithL · 10 replies · 54+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/14/7 | Nancy Gay
    The 49ers made major changes to their front-office structure Friday, hiring former A's executive and Memphis Grizzlies President Andy Dolich as their new chief operating officer. Team co-owner John York said he maintain his same role overseeing the day-to-day operation of the franchise, but he will increase the responsibilities of son Jed, who has been taking a lead role in the 49ers' negotiations for a new stadium in either Santa Clara or San Francisco. He is not stepping down or stepping aside from the team. "Not a bit," York said. "Jed's role continues to grow but he is primarily working...
  • Smith torches himself, along with Nolan {49ers Quagmire}

    12/12/2007 7:50:05 AM PST · by SmithL · 21 replies · 66+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/12/7 | Ray Ratto
    Well, that's it for Mike Nolan. And while we're at it, that's almost surely it for Alex Smith, too - if not immediately, then after one more season, tops. And if Denise DeBartolo York is on the level about this new general manager thing, that might be it for Tortoise-Shell Johnny as football chief, too. In other words, the Nolan-Smith blood feud, which has reached full boil, is going to blow up a franchise that already was chest-deep in rubble. The last three years will have been a waste, and they were designed because the three years before them were...
  • Archbishop makes Zimbabwe protest

    12/09/2007 4:12:57 AM PST · by thundrey · 5 replies · 122+ views
    Archbishop makes Zimbabwe protest Dr John Sentamu Dr John Sentamu has been a consistent critic of Mr Mugabe The Archbishop of York has cut up his dog collar and said he will not replace it until Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is out of office. Dr John Sentamu made the symbolic protest gesture live on BBC One's Andrew Marr Show. He said Mr Mugabe had "taken people's identity" and "cut it to pieces", prompting him to do the same. Prime Minister Gordon Brown has boycotted an EU-Africa summit because of Mr Mugabe's presence.
  • Diversity assembly at Eastern sparks backlash from parents

    11/16/2007 11:25:08 AM PST · by lightman · 46 replies · 51+ views
    The York Dispatch ^ | 16 November AD 2007 | Wendy Garman
    Diversity assembly at Eastern sparks backlash from parents WENDY L. GARMAN For The York Dispatch Article Launched: 11/16/2007 10:47:40 AM EST Eastern York School District's board meeting was standing-room only Thursday night after more than two dozen people turned out to protest a diversity assembly held last week at the high school. Kathy Freeland, who has a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old in the district, said she received no notification of such an assembly and was "disturbed" to learn that her children were addressed by a "gay man, an African-American woman and a Jew." "I send my children to school to...
  • Attacker slashes throat (York, Pennsylvania)

    08/06/2007 9:51:18 AM PDT · by lightman · 38 replies · 1,651+ views
    York Daily Record ^ | 6 August AD 2007 | YDR Staff
    Attacker slashes throat Daily Record/Sunday News Article Launched: 08/06/2007 09:44:05 AM EDT 9:46 AM Aug 6, 2007 — Someone slashed the throat of a 42-year-old York man, who was walking home, in what police are calling a racial incident in the city this morning. Mark Arthur Einsig is recovering at York Hospital after an altercation just after 3 a.m. in the 400 block of East King Street, police said. Einsig, who is white, told police he was approached from behind by a black male who said “I don't like white people.” Einsig sprayed the man with mace, and a fight...
  • Conservaitve Party of New York

    07/12/2007 1:40:52 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 28 replies · 1,166+ views
    The Conservative Party was formed in 1962 to restore a meaningful choice to the voters of New York State. At that time, the three existing political parties espoused the doctrinaire liberal philosophy of the welfare state at home and the collectivist ideology abroad. In just four short decades, the party has grown from a small band of conservative-minded men and women to a statewide organization of almost 170,000 individuals dedicated to the traditional American values of individual freedom, individual responsibility and individual effort. From a humble beginning garnering 141,000 votes on ballot Row F, our principles have attracted Empire State...
  • Assault on city officials: Council members dodge fireworks, trash can attack

    07/05/2007 7:06:59 PM PDT · by lightman · 14 replies · 706+ views
    The York Dispatch ^ | 5 July A.D. 2007 | Elizabeth Evans
    Assault on city officials: Council members dodge fireworks, trash can attack ELIZABETH EVANS The York Dispatch Article Last Updated: 07/05/2007 02:52:03 PM EDT A glass bottle struck York City Councilwoman Toni Smith in the head late last night as she confronted what she called a large group of "cowards" setting off fireworks in the 500 block of South Queen Street. The bottle shattered and left Smith with a lump on the head, but she was otherwise unhurt, the 73-year-old councilwoman said today. "It's just a little bit of a lump," she said. "I said to them, 'Look -- the glass...
  • Victory and Peace of the Resurrection: Archbishop of York's Easter Sermon YORK MINSTER

    04/09/2007 9:38:42 PM PDT · by Huber · 2 replies · 285+ views
    Diocese of York Website ^ | EASTER DAY 10.00am 8 April 2007 | The Most Revd & Rt Hon Dr John Sentamu
    Reading: John 20:1-18 Theme: VICTORY AND PEACE OF THE RESURRECTION PRAYER: May I speak in the Name of the Son, in the Power of the Holy Spirit, to the Glory of God the Father. AMEN -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In 1922 an estimated 33 million people were in danger of starvation in Soviet Russia. A story is told of Nikolai Bukharin, whom Lenin once called the "darling" of the Bolshevik Party, as head of the Communist International and Editor of the then leading newspaper, Pravda, and later in the 1930s, of Isvestia, at that time the government mouthpiece. Tradition has it that Bukharin...
  • Major Mistakes in New York Times Story About Rape in Military

    03/26/2007 2:57:36 PM PDT · by FriendlyFreeper · 27 replies · 1,134+ views
    FOX News ^ | 03/26/07 | Rick Leventhal
    The Times admitted it distributed an article in the March 18 edition of its Sunday Magazine, while knowing the story contained some glaring inaccuracies. The article was about women who served in Iraq, the sexual abuse some say they endured, and their struggles in reclaiming their pre-war lives. But one of the women profiled, who said she'd been raped twice and suffered brain damage when a roadside bomb exploded next to her Humvee, was never actually IN Iraq.
  • Turning Back Time To York 1300 (England)

    03/23/2007 1:30:51 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 1,087+ views
    York Press ^ | 3-23-2007
    Turning back time to York 1300 By Press reporter RESEARCHERS from York Archaeological Trust have identified a remarkable artefact which shows that in 1300, York was at the forefront of science and engineering. The object, a small circular copper-alloy disc, was discovered during excavations on the site of the former York College For Girls in Low Petergate. It has been cleaned to reveal an abbreviated Latin inscription around its edge - SIGNUM ROBERTI HOROLOGIARII - which translates as "The seal of Robert the clockmaker". What makes the discovery exceptional is the fact that early historical records indicate that the first...
  • Times Watch Presents the Quotes of Note for 2006-The most Liberal quotes from the NY Times

    12/19/2006 8:50:52 PM PST · by Ronald ReaganROCKS · 4 replies · 505+ views
    TimesWatch.org ^ | 12/19/06 | Clay Waters
    Times Watch Presents the Quotes of Note for 2006 Presenting the absolute worst quotes of the year from the New York Times, including the much-prized Quote of the Year. Who won? Posted by: Clay Waters 12/19/2006 9:15:43 AM Times Watch Quotes of Note 2006 The Worst Quotes of the Year from The New York Times It's unanimous! Times Watch guest judges Stephen Spruiell, who runs National Review Online's Media Blog, and Times critic William McGowan, author of the upcoming book Gray Lady Down, both picked......
  • Times Watch Quotes of Note: Nope, Bo Bias Here-Evidence of NY Times' Liberal Bias

    12/16/2006 6:36:34 PM PST · by Ronald ReaganROCKS · 14 replies · 568+ views
    Timeswatch.org ^ | 12/15/06 | Clay Waters
    Times Watch Quotes of Note: Nope, Bo Bias Here Posted by: Clay Waters 12/15/2006 1:14:51 PM Nope, No Bias Here "Augusto Pinochet, 91, Dictator Who Ruled by Terror in Chile, Dies" – Times Headline from December 11, 2006. vs. "Kim Il Sung, Enigmatic 'Great Leader' of North Korea for 5 Decades, Dies at 82." – Times Headline from July 10, 1994. No Bias Here, Part II " At the United Nations, [U.N. Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick] defended Israel's invasion of Lebanon in 1982 and the American invasion of Grenada in 1983. She argued for El Salvador's right-wing junta and against Nicaragua’s...
  • New York Blows Away the Competition

    11/23/2006 2:50:04 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 30 replies · 1,608+ views
    Spiegel ^ | November23, 2006 | swampsniper
    Researchers have been scouring rivers in Europe and the US for traces of cocaine consumption. The result: Cocaine use is probably much greater than previously assumed -- and New Yorkers are the biggest coke-heads of all.
  • 49ers insist they'll keep 'San Francisco' - City leaders upset, say the name won't move with team

    11/14/2006 7:40:16 AM PST · by SmithL · 11 replies · 385+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/14/6 | Cecilia M. Vega
    What's in a name? If you are the San Francisco 49ers, a lot, apparently. A Super-Bowl-size battle is brewing over the fate of the team's name and whether it would still be allowed to call itself the San Francisco 49ers if it relocates to Santa Clara. Team officials say that any move would involve bringing along the San Francisco name. But in the city by the bay, where leaders are furious over last week's surprise announcement that the 49ers want to leave their Candlestick Point home, officials already are arguing that, if the team goes, the name stays. Legal experts,...
  • BBC Frightened Of Criticising Islam, Says Archbishop

    11/13/2006 7:33:48 PM PST · by blam · 19 replies · 928+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-14-2006 | Jonathan Petre
    BBC frightened of criticising Islam, says archbishop By Jonathan Petre, Religion Correspondent Last Updated: 2:21am GMT 14/11/2006 The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has accused the BBC of bias against Christianity and says the broadcaster fears a terrorist backlash if it is critical of Islam. The archbishop, the second most senior figure in the Church of England's hierarchy, said Christians took "more knocks" than other faiths at the hands of the BBC. Dr Sentamu claims Christians take ‘more knocks' at the BBC "They can do to us what they dare not do to the Muslims," he said. "We are...
  • FAMILY: Denise DeBartolo York speaks of honor, co-ownership, pride in the 49ers

    11/12/2006 9:58:39 AM PST · by SmithL · 1 replies · 243+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/12/6 | Nancy Gay
    While her husband John York held a news conference in Santa Clara on Thursday to say the 49ers had plans to move out of San Francisco, Denise DeBartolo York remained at the family's home base in Youngstown, Ohio. "I had made a commitment a long time ago to do something and I had to honor it," DeBartolo York explained, saying she wasn't just trying to avoid the spotlight. Her duty? The co-owner of the 49ers, a businesswoman who has been profiled in Forbes magazine and sits as a director of Simon Property Group, North America's largest publicly traded real estate...
  • Huddle over 49ers' pending move unlikely to save game for S.F.

    11/11/2006 9:23:58 PM PST · by SmithL · 10 replies · 281+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/12/6 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    When San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and 49ers co-owner John York sit down and try to clear the air over the collapse of the team's Candlestick Point stadium deal, it's likely to be a very stiff affair. That's because in the two days between York's 11th-hour call to Newsom to deliver the news that he was going to try to move to Santa Clara and Sen. Dianne Feinstein's call for a time-out, a lot of water went under the bridge -- none of it very pretty. That was evident when Newsom emerged from Friday's meeting in Feinstein's office and declared,...
  • Spratt wins re-election over Norman

    11/08/2006 5:21:05 AM PST · by NotchJohnson · 7 replies · 375+ views
    The Herald ^ | 11/8/07 | Matt Garfield
    U.S. Rep. John Spratt turned back a well-funded challenge from Republican Ralph Norman on Tuesday, winning not only a 13th term in the House but also the leadership position he has coveted for years. With Democrats picking up more than the 15 seats needed to reclaim the majority, Spratt is poised to become chairman of the House budget committee, a role that will make him one of the most visible lawmakers in deciding how federal money should be spent. Particularly satisfying for Spratt was winning York County, where GOP leaders as high as White House chief political adviser Karl Rove...
  • Democrat York Endorses Republican Chafee (RI Senate race)

    11/05/2006 9:16:15 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 40 replies · 783+ views
    Cox.net ^ | November 3, 2006
    Three-time Democratic gubernatorial candidate Myrth York has endorsed Republican incumbent Senator Lincoln Chafee's bid for reelection. Declaring that she places greater value on the character of the candidate than on party, she says Chafee most closely represents her values on issues ranging from opposition to the war in Iraq to the environment to personal freedoms.
  • House Intel Chair Suspends Staff Member

    10/19/2006 7:35:29 PM PDT · by Jewels1091 · 258 replies · 9,773+ views
    AP ^ | By KATHERINE SHRADER
    WASHINGTON -- House Intelligence Chairman Peter Hoekstra has suspended a Democratic staff member because of concerns he may have leaked a high-level intelligence assessment to The New York Times last month. In a letter obtained by The Associated Press Thursday night, Rep. Ray LaHood, R-Ill., a committee member, said that an unidentified staffer requested the document from National Intelligence Director John Negroponte three days before the Sept. 23 story about its conclusions
  • 2,996: A Tribute to Sareve Dukat, a Victim of 9/11

    09/10/2006 7:57:56 AM PDT · by forty_years · 2 replies · 699+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | 9/10/06 | Andrew Jaffee
    netWMD is proud to participate in the 2,996: A Tribute to the Victims of 9/11 project. Stuck to the top until Sept. 12. Sareve Dukat kept her composure, even though the United States was under attack by Islamo-fascists, drunk on religion, hatred, and a lust for power. The date was September 11, 2001. An airliner full of civilians was just cynically rammed into tower #1 of the World Trade Center in New York City. Ms. Dukat would not survive the day that has become the defining moment for a generation of Americans, myself included. Dukat, who was working on the...
  • America’s undersea advantage sails on

    09/07/2006 5:41:39 AM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 13 replies · 1,001+ views
    The State ^ | September 7, 2006 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    In the pre-dawn darkness of Sept. 7, 1776 — exactly 230 years ago today — an odd-looking barrel-shaped craft silently made its way down the Hudson River from Manhattan toward a British warship, HMS Eagle, anchored in New York harbor. ... Clearly, the U.S. Navy today maintains the most technologically sophisticated submarine fleet on the planet. But it is not just a fleet of fast-attacks and big nuclear missile-armed “boomers.” To fight the war on terror, the Navy continues to develop its special-operations capable Advanced SEAL Delivery System, a super-stealthy miniature submarine bristling with electronic wizardry and capable of delivering...
  • Democrats call for gun laws (PA)

    09/06/2006 1:47:51 PM PDT · by neverdem · 58 replies · 1,449+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Sep. 06, 2006 | Keith Herbert
    A mix of suburban and city state legislators gathered at the Montgomery County Courthouse to urge new legislative action. A group of Democratic state legislators, led by State Rep. Dwight Evans of Philadelphia, went to the heart of Republican Montgomery County yesterday to announce a new legislative initiative aimed at reducing gun violence. The legislators, a mix of state office holders from the suburbs and the city, were at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown to announce plans to submit a package of bills during a day-long special session of the House on crime scheduled for Sept. 26. Pointing to...
  • Haters visit battlefield

    09/03/2006 1:27:53 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 133 replies · 2,096+ views
    ydr ^ | 03-September-2006 | ANGIE MASON
    Sep 3, 2006 — A member of the World Knights of the Ku Klux Klan held an umbrella over Wrightsville resident James Lewis on Saturday, keeping the steady drizzle from his tall pointed hood and long white robe with black accents. The robe's an old one. His other one has green stripes added to show his new status as Grand Dragon of the Pennsylvania chapter of the Klan, a position he took two weeks ago. Lewis, a Klansman since he was 15, was one of three in white robes who led a group of about 26 Klan members and supporters...
  • Kodak posts wider 2Q loss of $282M

    08/01/2006 6:56:48 AM PDT · by t_skoz · 55 replies · 878+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 08-01-2006 | AP
    Kodak posts wider 2Q loss of $282M ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Eastman Kodak Co., undergoing a tough transition to digital photography, posted a wider loss of $282 million in the second quarter Tuesday — its seventh quarterly loss in a row. Largely because of $214 million in restructuring costs, Kodak lost the equivalent of 98 cents a share in the April-June quarter, compared with a loss of $155 million, or 54 cents a share, a year ago. Hurt by a rapid slide in film sales, revenues fell 9 percent to $3.36 billion from $3.69 billion in last year's second quarter. Excluding...
  • NSA Whistle-blower: Intel Chair's Source?

    07/13/2006 4:16:01 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 3 replies · 445+ views
    defensetech.org ^ | 07/10/06 | defensetech.org
    So House Intel Committee chairman Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) has blasted the White House for keeping Congress in the dark about some heretofore unknown "Intelligence Community activities." The lack of disclosure may represent... a violation of the law," Hoekstra wrote in a May 17 letter to the President. Now, Washington is wondering: who told the chairman about the intel program? TPM Muckraker has an educated guess: former NSA analyst Russ Tice, who was a source on the New York Times' domestic surveillance scoop. In an e-mail to Defense Tech, Tice says he "do[es] not know for sure" whether he was the...
  • Congressman Jim Marshall’s Bad Votes Come Back to Haunt Him

    07/09/2006 12:44:06 PM PDT · by jfraziernwo · 12 replies · 1,251+ views
    Red State ^ | July 9, 2006 | N/A
    (Warner Robins, GA) – On May 23rd, Democratic Congressman Jim Marshall voted against the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act which sanctioned the terrorist group Hamas and prevented American tax dollars from being sent to Palestine’s Hamas government in the form of foreign aid. (House Roll Call Vote #181, 05/23/2006) Only Usama bin Laden’s al Qaeda has been responsible for more terrorist murders of American citizens than Hamas, who now controls the de-facto government of the Palestinian Authority. On June 17th, Jim Marshall reaffirmed his support for Palestine’s Hamas government by writing an editorial in the Macon Telegraph declaring that he believed that...
  • Angelides says he would sign gay marriage bill

    07/07/2006 3:29:03 PM PDT · by MikeA · 157 replies · 1,627+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 07/07/06 | Lisa Leff
    SAN FRANCISCO - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides said Friday that if he unseats Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in November he would sign a bill legalizing gay marriage in California. Angelides talked about the issue the day after New York's high court upheld that state's one-man, one-woman marriage laws and as a California appeals court prepared to consider whether a trial judge erred in declaring the state's marriage laws unconstitutional. "I would sign the marriage equality bill because I believe if we can get behind people to build a lasting relationship, that is a good thing," Angelides said at a news...
  • Rumsfeld allowed photos of house to be published in NY Times?

    07/05/2006 3:13:58 PM PDT · by Chicos_Bail_Bonds · 27 replies · 1,438+ views
    Michell Malkin ^ | July 3, 2006 | Michell Malkin
    I'm a big fan of Rumsfeld and Cheney, but I have to tell you if Rumsfeld did ok this it's a serious lapse of judgement. I'm sure he didn't give the NY Times permission to tell everyone where his secret camera(s) are, but still it's not very smart on his part in my opinion.
  • Time to use "Eminent Domain" on the NY Times (submit your suggestions for better use)

    06/26/2006 4:33:19 AM PDT · by highlander_UW · 30 replies · 800+ views
    vanity ^ | 6/26/06 | me
    Since the NY Times believes it's in the public interest to put us all at increased risk at the hands of terrorists, and since untold millions will now have to be expended to develop new methods to track terrorist financing I think that a New York city location such as the NY Times building would be better used for some other purpose. And it would seem ironic justice if the same faulty ruling brought to us by the liberal judges be used to rid NY of the terrorist aiding Times. So my challenge is (and be clean) what better use...
  • Attorney General Gonzales: Indict the New York Times

    06/24/2006 3:50:38 PM PDT · by oldtimer2 · 74 replies · 3,480+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | June 24, 2006 | William Lalor
    Attorney General Gonzales: Indict the New York Times June 24th, 2006 Within days of the September 11th attacks, the head of Reuters’ worldwide news division, explaining the agency’s refusal to use the word “terrorist,” made the famous fatuous remark that “one man’s freedom terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.” Reuters, it seemed, wouldn’t be taking sides in America’s war on Islamic jihad, because as journalists, Reuters didn’t believe the American people and our allies are any “better” than our putrid enemies. Such is the repulsive state of the “moral equivalence” mongers in what passes for news journalism, even among those...
  • Kearsarge Visits New York for Fleet Week (LHD 3)

    05/25/2006 9:08:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 667+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Journalist 1st Class (SW) Robert Keilman
    MANHATTAN, N.Y. (NNS) -- More than 1,000 Sailors and 600 Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) arrived in New York May 24 for Fleet Week 2006. Kearsarge, along with seven other U.S. naval ships will visit Manhattan and Staten Island for the annual celebration from May 24-31. “Fleet Week allows us to show the character of our Sailors and Marines and the quality of the Kearsarge’s, equipment, technology and capabilities,” said Capt. Joseph Sensi, Kearsarge’s commanding officer. “We thank New York for showing such appreciation and support for those of us who serve.” During their visit,...
  • Pakistani immigrant convicted for plot to bomb New York subway

    05/24/2006 6:37:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies · 1,307+ views
    Turkish Press ^ | 5/25/06
    Pakistani convicted for plot to bomb New York subway05-25-2006, 00h32 NEW YORK (AFP) In this courtroom illustration, James Elshafay (C) and Shahawar Matin Siraj (R) appear August 2004 in Federal District Court in New York, before Magistrate Kiyo Matsumoto (R rear) during an arraignment on charges related to an alleged plot to bomb a New York City subway station. Standing at left are Assistant US attorneys John Nathanson (L) and Kelly Currie (2nd L). (AFP/Getty Images/File) A Pakistani man was convicted of planning to blow up a New York subway station ahead of the Republican National Convention held before the...
  • Building near WTC entombs toxins, remains ('eyesore' presents problems, body parts no big deal)

    05/23/2006 8:34:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 983+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/23/06 | AMY WESTFELDT
    Building near WTC entombs toxins, remainsBy AMY WESTFELDT, Associated Press Writer 7 minutes ago AP Photo: In this Sept. 30, 2001, file photo NEW YORK - While debates rage about why more buildings have not gone up at the World Trade Center site, there is one, shrouded in a web of black netting and full of trade center dust, that can't seem to come down. The vacant 41-story former Deutsche Bank AG building looms above ground zero, contaminated with toxic waste and still holding tiny body parts more than four years after the trade center collapsed onto it on Sept....
  • Court of Appeals Denies Felons Voting Rights Argument (Civil rights law cannot be used)

    05/06/2006 7:03:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies · 529+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 5/05/06 | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    Court Denies Felons Voting Rights ArgumentBy LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press Writer Last update: May 05, 2006 – 2:23 AM NEW YORK (AP) - A landmark civil rights law cannot be used to argue that barring felons from voting discriminates against minorities because they are imprisoned at a higher rate, a federal court ruled Thursday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which removed barriers to black voters, was not an avenue of relief for 21 plaintiffs, which include six current prisoners. The plaintiffs sued the state in November 2000. Judge Jose A. Cabranes, who...
  • More Human Remains Found Near Trade Center

    04/06/2006 8:45:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies · 1,219+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/06/06
    More Human Remains Found Near Trade Center1 hour, 32 minutes ago The Deutsche Bank building, center right, shrouded in black netting with a large American flag, is across from the World Trade Center site in New York in this May 30, 2002 file photo. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) NEW YORK - Construction workers near the World Trade Center discovered 74 more bone fragments on a damaged skyscraper being prepared for demolition, the largest discovery of human remains since cleanup of the building began last fall, officials said. Investigators reviewing emergency calls from the morning of the terrorist attacks also identified eight...
  • Rumsfeld says he's not stepping down

    03/26/2006 9:21:46 AM PST · by george76 · 45 replies · 1,118+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Mar 23, | AFP
    US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld brushed off calls for his resignation and said he had no plans to step down. "I'm hard at the job, working hard, and getting up every day and thinking what we can do for the troops and the wonderful people who serve our country," he told reporters ... Rumsfeld also was asked about a New York Times column by Maureen Dowd, who said Rumsfeld was being treated at the White House as "an eccentric uncle." "If you believe everything you read in Maureen Dowd, you better get a life.
  • Another Bad Slip for 'NY Times': Katrina Victim Unmasked

    03/23/2006 8:14:51 AM PST · by LM_Guy · 74 replies · 2,941+ views
    E&P ^ | 03/23/2006 | By E&P Staff
    NEW YORK For the second time in less than a week, The New York Times today admitted to a serious error in a story. On Saturday it said it had misidentified a man featured in the iconic "hooded inmate" photograph from Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Today it discloses that a woman it profiled on March 8 is not, in fact, a victim of Hurricane Katrina--and was arrested for fraud and grand larceny yesterday. As it did in the Abu Ghraib mistake, the Times ran an editors' note on page 2 of its front section, along with a lengthy news...
  • Scholars put Sgt. York's WWI heroics on the map; GPS leads to site in France where Tennessean fought

    03/22/2006 6:30:15 AM PST · by holymoly · 35 replies · 1,571+ views
    Tennesean.com ^ | 03/22/06 | LEON ALLIGOOD
    A strange occurrence took place recently deep in the Argonne forest of France. Two Midstate university scholars, Michael Birdwell and Tom Nolan, whooped and hollered like Predators fans reacting to a score. "We were screaming and shouting," Birdwell said. In fact, they had "scored." Combining their expertise — Birdwell in history and Nolan in high-tech mapmaking — the pair pinpointed with satellite accuracy the site where Sgt. Alvin C. York silenced a nest of German machine gunners and captured 132 prisoners during World War I. For his heroics in October 1918, the man from Pall Mall, Tenn., was awarded the...
  • Tribune cut to sell at Deutsche Bank (Dinosaur Media Extinction Alert)

    03/17/2006 4:29:06 AM PST · by abb · 40 replies · 605+ views
    Marketwatch.com ^ | March 17, 2006 | Simon Kennedy
    LONDON (MarketWatch) -- Deutsche Bank cut media group Tribune Co. (TRB) to sell from hold, citing worse-than-expected newspaper revenue. "Newspaper ad trends are already fairly weak, which publishers showed with their February revenue results," said Deutsche Bank. The bank said it fears the trend could deteriorate in the second half of 2006, especially if real-estate classified advertising revenue falls as the housing market slows
  • Newspaper Stocks Slip As Big Names Face Credit, Share Downgrades

    03/17/2006 11:50:40 AM PST · by Grampa Dave · 67 replies · 993+ views
    biz.yahoo.com ^ | 17 March 2006 | staff
    Newspaper Stocks Slip Friday March 17, 2:31 pm ET Newspaper Stocks Slip As Big Names Face Credit, Share Downgrades NEW YORK (AP) -- Shares of newspaper stocks fell Friday, after credit ratings agency Moody's Investors Service warned that it is considering downgrading Tribune and the New York Times Co. It also follows a stock downgrade on Tribune, whose papers also include the Chicago Tribune and Newsday in New York. Tribune shares fell $1.10, or 3.6 percent, to $29.67 in afternoon trading on the New York Stock Exchange, putting the Chicago-based company's stock down 3 percent for the year so far....
  • Moody's may downgrade New York Times ratings (Dinosaur Media Extinction Alert)

    03/17/2006 7:32:03 AM PST · by abb · 29 replies · 843+ views
    Marketwatch.com ^ | March 17, 2006 | Carolyn Pritchard
    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Moody's Investors Service on Friday placed New York Times Co.'s (NYT) A2 senior unsecured long term debt, and P-1 commercial paper ratings on review for possible downgrade. The agency said the review is prompted by Moody's growing concerns about the media company's high financial leverage, deteriorating operating margins and weak free cash flow available for debt reduction, combined with concerns over intensifying cross media competition, including the Internet, and growing event risk in the newspaper sector. A multi-notch ratings transition will be considered in light of the company's financial and operating challenges, Moody's said.
  • Grandson Wants Stalin’s Death Probed (But You Know The New York Slimes...)

    03/13/2006 11:50:54 PM PST · by Bender2 · 20 replies · 1,008+ views
    www.einnews.com ^ | 3/2/06 and 3/14/06 | www.einnews.com & Bender2
    Site requires membership to pull up story but here is excerpt... Grandson Wants Russian Authorities to Investigate Stalin’s Death Joseph Stalin’s great-grandson has appealed to the Russian authorities with a request to investigate the circumstances of his great-grandfather’s death, news agencies reported Thursday. “When Stalin was disposed of, Khrushchev, who imagined himself to be a statesman, was able to come to power. His so called activities were nothing but a betrayal of the interests of the state that he headed,” Jacob Jugashvili said in a statement. The betrayal committed in the Kremlin should be judged in the Kremlin, too, he...
  • Construction Begins on WTC Memorial ("Reflecting Absence")

    03/13/2006 3:11:00 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies · 598+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/13/06 | AMY WESTFELDT
    Construction Begins on WTC Memorial By AMY WESTFELDT, Associated Press Writer 40 minutes ago In this rendering released by the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, Monday, March 13, 2006, the 'Reflecting Absence' design for the World Trade Center memorial is shown. Without political ceremony, construction began on the World Trade Center memorial Monday morning, while relatives of some of the Sept. 11 victims headed to court to fight plans to build over the twin towers' historic footprints. (AP Photo/WTC Memorial Foundation, LMDC) NEW YORK - Construction workers began clearing gravel and debris from the site of the World Trade Center...
  • Responsible or irresponsible reporting?

    03/13/2006 2:50:17 AM PST · by SuzyQ2 · 11 replies · 820+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2006 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    The story did not simply specify that there were unprotected areas of the body perceptively protected by existing body armor, but it highlighted those areas in both content and a color graphic, which illustrated in red exactly where bullets and shrapnel had previously struck and killed Marines. Certainly, any terrorist training camp where the bad guys are learning how best to kill American soldiers could make use of such a graphic.
  • New York Asks Help From Poor in Housing Crisis (Public housing residents to pay more?)

    03/11/2006 2:55:28 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies · 504+ views
    NY Times ^ | 3/09/06 | JANNY SCOTT
    New York Asks Help From Poor in Housing Crisis By JANNY SCOTT Published: March 9, 2006 The New York City Housing Authority, landlord to more than 400,000 poor New Yorkers, is facing a budget shortfall of $168 million and has proposed narrowing the gap by charging residents new fees and increasing old ones for everything from owning a dishwasher to getting a toilet unclogged. Deficits at the Housing Authority The authority says its operating deficit stems from enormous increases in energy and pension costs while its federal financing for public housing has been cut. Since 2001, the agency says, it...