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  • Vanity: What is the FCCLA Club?

    12/05/2014 8:48:31 AM PST · by jettester · 14 replies
    My High School-aged son brought home a flyer regarding a group at his school called the FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) Club and that there are dues required to to join. Do any of my fellow Freepers have any experience with this club/organization? In reading info about them at their website, I admit to the attractiveness of their motto and purpose but I also admit to being a little incredulous - that a Dept. of Ed backed program really cares about "family" and not just another avenue of indoctrination. Your feedback would be appreciated.
  • Two More Women are Accusing Bill Cosby of Assault

    11/22/2014 3:33:37 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 106 replies
    The Daily Mail | November 22, 2014 | Corporate Stepsister
    Now two more women are coming out, accusing him, making it now up to seventeen women who have come out against him. 1) "Former comedy club manager claims Cosby gave her a Quaalude... and hours later woke up naked in his friend's bed" Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2845640/He-said-little-strong-Former-comedy-club-manager-claims-Cosby-gave-sedative-Quaalude-complained-migraine-hours-later-woke-naked-friend-s-bed.html#ixzz3JqLtCwem Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook 2) "Grandmother is latest to accuse Cosby: Former talent agent says the comedian 'drugged and attacked her during a party at his home while his wife was out of town'" Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2845566/New-Hampshire-grandmother-latest-woman-accuse-Bill-Cosby-drugging-assaulting-inviting-party-comedian-s-wife-town.html#ixzz3JqM4vklY Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Club for Growth Backs New Hampshire House Candidate

    06/29/2014 6:31:52 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 50 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Abby Livingston
    The Club for Growth PAC has endorsed state Rep. Marilinda Garcia in the GOP primary in New Hampshire’s 2nd District. Garcia faces former state Sen. Gary Lambert on Sept. 9, and the winner will challenge Democratic Rep. Ann McLane Kuster in November.
  • 5th District hopeful Tom Horne challenges Cathy McMorris-Rodgers

    05/23/2014 4:49:14 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    A retired engineer and volunteer firefighter who joined the race against Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Friday said he’s unimpressed with the five-term incumbent and others in House Republican leadership on issues ranging from immigration to health care. Tom Horne, 65, of Nine Mile Falls, said he wants to replace the Affordable Care Act with a better system but questions House Republicans’ multiple votes to repeal it, only to have the bills die in the Senate.
  • Holy war rocks Harvard as the Catholic Church fights back against Satanic mass

    05/10/2014 4:44:09 PM PDT · by mgist · 87 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/10/14 | kelly
    Church officials say they will “combat evil” by hosting a positive worship service to counter a Harvard group’s Satanic mass planned for Monday evening. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston will host a Eucharistic procession from MIT to a nearby church for an hour of prayer, The Boston Globe reports. The religious procession will end up at St. Paul’s Parish in Harvard Square, just a 10-minutes walk from the Queen’s Head Pub in Memorial Hall the Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club is set to hold a “black mass.” A black mass is a ritual performed as a parody of the...
  • D.C.'s 'Corrupt Bastards Club'

    10/20/2013 8:06:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/20/13 | Sarah Palin
    In Alaska we had a group of politicos who chuckled as they dubbed themselves the “CBC,” which stands for “Corrupt Bastards Club.” But it was no laughing matter. I, and many others, took them on. We won. When I served as chairman of our state’s Oil and Gas Commission, I reported on the cronyism of the chair of my own Party, who had been appointed by our governor to that same energy regulating commission. (Click here to see a reporter’s reaction to a short Newt Gingrich interview on the matter.) The whistle blowing resulted in him receiving the largest ethics...
  • Shooting suspect gun club membership rejected(CO)

    07/23/2012 9:30:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 22 July, 2012 | Gillian Flaccus and Nicholas Riccardi AP
    AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Aurora shooting suspect James Holmes applied to join a Colorado gun range but never became a member after the owner became concerned over his “bizarre” message and behavior.
  • Area Man Joins Organization Where Nothing Much Ever Happens (Welcome to the 'Dull Men's Club')

    07/21/2012 11:39:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 07/19/2012 | JENNIFER LEVITZ
    PEMBROKE, Mass.—Hugh Crossen found himself well into retirement and a little adrift. The former salesman missed meeting new people. As a hobby, he maintains a collection of 7,000 restaurant menus, but he says his wife, Joyce, "isn't as tickled with it as I am." "It takes up a lot of space in the cellar!" says his spouse. Fortunately, Mr. Crossen, who is 77 years old, found a new audience in the "Dull Men's Club," a regular gathering in this town south of Boston. There is no agenda other than to salute the quiet eccentricities of everyday life. The club started...
  • Marchers make their way through Pittsgrove Township to show support for USANA Gun Club(NJ)

    06/17/2012 4:03:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    nj.com ^ | 16 June, 2012 | Michael Williams
    PITTSGROVE TWP. — With an American flag-style top hat on his head and a bullhorn in hand, President and Owner of USANA Gun Club Skip Myers stood on the roof of his indoor shooting range this morning. Below him, a crowd of roughly 60 to 70 supports for the gun club returned his cry of “God Bless America” as they prepared to march in protest of recent hearings between USANA and the Pittsgrove Township Planning Board. “They’re saying we can’t do the things we’ve been doing here for 45 years,” Myers said. “That’s what this march is about, waking somebody...
  • The White House Boys’ Club: President Obama Has a Woman Problem

    04/05/2012 11:35:53 AM PDT · by Arcy · 44 replies
    Time ^ | September 21, 2011 | Amy Sullivan
    Look at the senior women meeting with Obama in this White House photo at a dinner they called to discuss their invisibility. Look at their faces and body language. They are pissed off. Coverage in the Washington Post...focused attention on the frustration of Obama’s female advisers. But the problem has been obvious almost since Obama took office. And while the explanations so far have blamed members of the mostly-departed boys club–Robert Gibbs, Rahm Emanuel–Obama himself is responsible for a work atmosphere that marginalizes and ignores women. "...there were only 58 women in the 142 highest senior staff positions at the...
  • Club for Growth's Andy Roth Discusses Presidential Candidates Economic Plans With Cavuto(Video)

    01/10/2012 11:26:19 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Club for Growth ^ | 1-9-2012 | David Keating
    Club for Growth's Andy Roth Discusses Presidential Candidates Economic Plans With Neil Cavuto January 9, 2012 David Keating Grading the candidates' plans to slash the national debt...
  • Charter School Accused of Becoming Adult Club at Night (Miami)

    09/02/2011 9:25:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Fox 8 ^ | 9/02/11 | Kathleen McGrory
    Charter School Accused of Becoming Adult Club at NightBy Kathleen McGrory, The Miami Herald 6:15 a.m. EDT, September 2, 2011 MIAMI-DADE COUNTY— By day, the Balare Language Academy is an A-rated charter school, home to children in kindergarten through middle school. But when the kids are tucked into bed, Balare apparently becomes a playground of a different kind. Party fliers, printed and on the Web, indicate that the campus at 10875 Quail Roost Dr. has been hosting raunchy, booze-soaked bashes into the wee hours. One flier for an upcoming party features a voluptuous, scantily clad woman posing with champagne bottles....
  • 30 arrested at Bel-Ridge home (Yes We Can Social Club)

    08/15/2011 4:37:02 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 2 replies
    BEL-RIDGE • St. Louis County Police arrested 30 people at a Bel-Ridge house last week while they were executing a search warrant to look for evidence of prostitution, alcohol violations, drugs, and weapons. The house, in the 8800 block of Snowhill Court, was raided early Friday morning by the county's tactical operations, K-9, and special investigating units. The address is listed as the location of the "Yes We Can Social Club" on the Missouri Secretary of State's website. It was incorporated in January for the purposes of "recreation" and says that assets from the corporation would be given "to another...
  • Sultan (WA) nudist club fights gun range near its park

    01/11/2011 7:06:42 PM PST · by llevrok · 50 replies
    SULTAN, Wash. (AP) - A Sultan nudist club is suing to stop a public shooting range from being built near the park it runs for nude outdoor enthusiasts. Lake Bronson Club sued the state Board of Natural Resources and Snohomish County last week, saying the state can't transfer 150 acres of forestland to the county for a gun range. The lawsuit alleges state law requires the land be used for a public park. Club secretary Jodi Halfhill says it's not a good idea to have a shooting range a mile from a social camping club. The club has about 320...
  • Club for Growth examines Bachmann’s voting record

    06/28/2011 10:32:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    daily caller ^ | 6/28/11 | Amanda Seitz
    The day after Rep. Michele Bachmann announced her bid for the White House, one conservative group released a glowing review of the presidential candidate’s record. The Club for Growth, a group that promotes slashing taxes and government spending, released a statement praising Bachmann for her “nearly perfect pro-growth record.” In a press release, Club for Growth President Chris Chocola expressed satisfaction with the possibility of Bachmann as the nation’s leader. “After reviewing her record, we are confident that Congresswoman Bachmann would be a pro-growth president,” Chocola said. Specifically, the group praised Bachmann for her call to reform entitlement programs such...
  • Schools Warned Not To Discrimate Against Homosexuals (Corpus Christi, TX)

    06/20/2011 6:14:15 PM PDT · by Dominic01 · 24 replies
    KRIS-TV 6 ^ | Jun 20, 2011 7:26 PM
    CORPUS CHRISTI - Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan is weighing in on a controversial club started at Flour Bluff High School within the past year. Students at the school ran into some trouble starting a Gay-Straight Alliance on campus and claimed that the school administration was working against their efforts. Then the school board voted in March to allow the club to meet on campus, at least temporarily...
  • Barack Obama's private golf club

    06/06/2011 12:13:26 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 31 replies
    politico.com ^ | 6/6/11 4:33 AM EDT | Glenn Thrush
    House Speaker John Boehner has broken into one of the most exclusive groups in Washington — the small circle of old friends and administration officials President Barack Obama has invited for a round of golf. Boehner, who sports a fairway tan and an 8 handicap, will tee off with Obama June 18 — marking one of the only times the leader of the free world will have played with a Republican or a fellow elected official and the first time he will have played with a sitting member of Congress.
  • Club for Growth Picks Texas Senate Favorite

    06/02/2011 1:54:03 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 24 replies
    Roll Call ^ | June 2, 2011 | Shira Toeplitz
    The Club for Growth has endorsed former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz (R), becoming the second national conservative organization this week to back him in the crowded GOP primary for retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison's (R) seat. "Ted Cruz will fight for economic liberty and will be a stalwart defender of the U.S. Constitution," Club for Growth President Chris Chocola said in a Thursday statement. "He will be an ally for other pro-growth Senators and Texans will be proud to have him representing them in Congress. Club Members will do everything they can to see that Ted Cruz is elected...
  • The Chicago Climate Club Gets Capped (List of influential RATS too coincidental?)

    12/26/2010 10:40:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies · 7+ views
    12/22/10
    Link only - The Chicago Climate Club Gets Capped
  • Police: Security Guard Saved by Bullet-Proof Vest

    12/26/2010 9:08:53 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies · 2+ views
    myfoxphoenix.com ^ | December 25, 2010 | Nicole E. Matthews
    PHOENIX - A security guard for a gentlemen's club was shot early Christmas morning, but he survived, and Phoenix police say his ballistic vest may have saved his life. Police said the 25-year-old security guard was shot multiple times by Tekina Latu, 22, at the club, Chichis, near 19th Avenue and Campbell. He was shot several times in the vest. Police said there was a fight between two groups of people before they arrived at about 1 a.m. Saturday. The security guard and a bouncer broke up the fight and told everyone to leave. They said Latu became upset, pulled...
  • Strip club cited for lack of (workers' compensation insurance) coverage (700 charges)

    11/30/2010 7:55:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Daily Item ^ | 11/28/10
    Strip club cited for lack of coverageThe Daily Item Sun Nov 28, 2010, 02:28 AM EST PORT TREVORTON -- The co-owners of a Snyder County strip club are facing more than 700 felony and misdemeanor charges for allegedly failing to provide employees with workers' compensation insurance coverage. Melvin J. and Michelle Mowery, of 213 S. Molasses St., Mount Pleasant Mills, are each facing charges for not having workers' compensation insurance for employees at the Routes 11-15 club at times between January 2006 and March 2010, according to criminal complaints filed by William Beates, an investigator with the state Department of...
  • First Rule of Obamacare Club Is: You Do Not Talk About Obamacare Club

    08/31/2010 1:49:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    michelle malkin ^ | 8/31/10 | Doug Powers
    First they had to pass it so we could find out what’s in it, and now they know what’s in it but they can’t talk about it: The progressive coalition Health Care for America Now fought hard to pass health care reform. Now it’s fighting hard to help reelect lawmakers who voted for the bill — even if it means not talking about it. While polls show that health reform has become slightly more popular since passage, it’s still a polarizing issue, particularly in districts where Republicans and conservative groups have bombarded voters with negative ads. Now, HCAN’s field crews...
  • A Man Who Took Life's Business Lemons and Made His Own Business Lemonade

    07/16/2010 11:40:03 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 4 replies
    Associated Content ^ | Published July 16, 2010 by: | Alice Winters
    After getting frustrated out of the lemons his problems gave him, David Miller made his own corporate lemonade. Due to the frustration of always having to call technical support to solve his own frequent hardware problems, he started taking the initiative to educate himself.
  • Shanghai’s Hot New ‘Obama Club’(Barf Alert)

    05/12/2010 3:13:37 PM PDT · by Fight4Freedom1 · 7 replies · 418+ views
    Breitbart TV ^ | 5/12/2010
    CNN Tours Shanghai’s Hot New ‘Obama Club’ "Mr. Obama is an idol to our owners." See Video Here http://www.breitbart.tv/cnn-tours-shanghais-hot-new-obama-club/
  • Russian Firm Denies 'Club-K' Missiles Could Be Used By Terrorists

    04/29/2010 10:41:01 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies · 439+ views
    RFERL ^ | April 29, 2010 | Ron Synovitz
    Russian Firm Denies 'Club-K' Missiles Could Be Used By Terrorists April 29, 2010 By Ron Synovitz A new cruise-missile system being marketed by a Russian firm is attracting attention as a weapon that, according to its own promotional video, could transform ordinary civilian freight vehicles into long-range missile launchers. The weapon, known as the Club-K Container Missile System, has been promoted on the Internet and at international arms fairs by the Moscow-based defense firm Concern Morinformsystem-Agat. The state-controlled firm's marketing campaign describes a concealed and highly mobile satellite-guided missile system that could be hidden inside an ordinary cargo container --...
  • Poster Of President Obama Causing Controversy in Richmond

    09/28/2009 9:39:59 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 88 replies · 5,368+ views
    WTVR.com ^ | 09/27/09 | Catie Beck
    RICHMOND - A sign depicting President Barack Obama in the image of the joker from Batman is causing a stir. The large sign hangs outside Club Velvet in Shockoe Bottom and many in the community are reacting to it. And some are even asking the owner of the club to take it down. Thirteen year old Jamilia Cunningham is one of them. She says when she saw the banner she was left speechless and that the image is disrespectful to a man who has made history. "I wanted to be the first African American President and I am happy that...
  • Protection Sought Again For Giant, Spitting Worms

    06/30/2009 8:39:12 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 24 replies · 1,127+ views
    CBS | AP ^ | 6/30/09
    Conservation Groups Again Seek Endangered Species Protection For Giant, Spitting Worm In Wash. (AP) Fans of the giant Palouse earthworm are once again seeking federal protection for the rare, sweet-smelling species that spits at predators. They filed a petition Tuesday with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service requesting the worm be protected as an endangered species.
  • Golf Iron + Urinal = UroClub!

    12/09/2008 11:44:33 AM PST · by TexCon · 26 replies · 943+ views
    Thoughts From A Texan ^ | November 12th, 2008 | Joseph "Tex" Dozier
    Had a few too many at the clubhouse before hitting the first nine…? The fountain continually fluidly flowing near the green making you somewhat cross-legged…? Drank a few too many beers and now you’re playing golf with a popped collar while hitting on the refreshments chick and trying not to piss yourself…? Have you ran way too often to the “concealed” protection of the nearby woods only to find the pair behind you thinking you’re strangely signaling them to play through…? Meet the UroClub (THIS IS NOT A JOKE). “The only club in your bag guaranteed to keep you out...
  • Fought Over Any Good Books Lately?

    12/09/2008 11:32:11 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 44 replies · 2,083+ views
    The NY Times ^ | December 5, 2008 | JOANNE KAUFMAN
    JOCELYN BOWIE was thrilled by the invitation to join a book group. She had just returned to her hometown, Bloomington, Ind., to take an administration job at Indiana University, and thought she had won a ticket to a top echelon. “I was hoping to network with all these women in upper-level jobs at I.U., then I found they were in the book group,” she said. “I thought, ‘Great! They’ll see how wonderful I am, and we’ll have these great conversations about books.’ ” Ms. Bowie cannot pinpoint the precise moment when disillusion replaced delight. Maybe it was the evening she...
  • The No 1 Muslim Ladies' Cycling Club

    11/27/2008 10:12:33 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 25 replies · 1,215+ views
    Timesonline.co.uk ^ | November 27, 2008 | Karen Bartlett
    Pull your brakes. Put your foot under. No, under. Set the pedal. Now release the brakes...” Most people remember learning to ride a bike. It is easier when you are 5 and not wearing a full hijab. It is also easier when small boys are not whizzing past on mini-BMXs laughing at you as their parents, on the way to Saturday morning shopping, stare and mutter under their breath. The participants in Britain's only known Muslim women's cycling club are having their weekly lesson in a small park close to the East London mosque. “Most have never ridden,” says Erika...
  • The Environmental Motor Company Making Detroit a subsidiary of the Sierra Club.

    11/23/2008 4:48:05 PM PST · by thetru · 5 replies · 686+ views
    wsj.com ^ | 11/23/08 | wsj.com
    When is $25 billion in taxpayer cash insufficient to bail out Detroit's auto makers? Answer: When the money is a tool of Congressional industrial policy to turn GM, Ford and Chrysler into agents of the Sierra Club and other green lobbies. AP Ford CEO Alan Mulally, Chrysler CEO Robert Nardelli, and GM CEO Rick Wagoner at a Senate hearing on the state of the auto industry That's the little-understood subplot of the Washington melodrama over a taxpayer rescue for Detroit. In their public statements, proponents describe the bailout as an attempt to save jobs, American manufacturing and the middle-class way...
  • Dutch Club to Recycle Dancers' Energy

    08/19/2008 1:21:13 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 180+ views
    Spiegel ^ | 08/18/08 | Rachel Nolan
    Dutch Club to Recycle Dancers' Energy By Rachel Nolan Wind power is great. But what about all that energy you expend on the dance floor on Saturday night? A next-generation nightclub wants to use that energy to keep the strobes lit and the bass bumping. REUTERS Clubs use 150 times the power of normal households. New nightclubs in Rotterdam and London are harnessing human power to light "eco-clubs." First it was your mom nagging you to turn off the lights. Then came the brick in the toilet to save water, the long-life light bulbs and carbon credits to ease your...
  • Survey Finds 96 Catholic Universities Have Pro-Homosexual Clubs

    04/01/2008 1:43:58 PM PDT · by concernedAmerican1 · 25 replies · 441+ views
    TFP ^ | 04-01-08 | TFP Student Action
    Scandal: 96 Catholic Universities Have Pro-Homosexual ClubsHelp stop this scandal by signing the TFP’s urgent appeal to the presidents of Catholic universities Here is a list Catholic universities with pro-homosexual clubs Historically, Catholic universities have been beacons of truth. They have set a standard of intellectual progress and moral excellence. They have elevated culture, formed the minds of great men, and paved the way for abundant scientific breakthroughs. However, these beacons of truth are now failing. Moral values are being undermined on many Catholic campuses and the principles that once guided souls in the noble task of higher learning are...
  • Turkey warns against EU 'club of Christians'

    01/26/2008 2:24:45 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 37 replies · 174+ views
    Yahoo | AFP ^ | 1/26/08
    DAVOS, Switzerland (AFP) - - Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan warned the European Union against becoming a "club of Christians" as he pushed Saturday for Ankara's membership in the bloc. "If the EU finds itself as a club of Christians.... it is against the very soul of the EU," Babacan told reporters on the sidelines of the annual World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos. EU heavyweights France and Germany are both opposed to full Turkish membership, and French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been particularly vocal on the issue, arguing that the mainly Muslim country does not...
  • Club for Growth: Membership has its priveleges

    11/12/2007 11:03:30 PM PST · by grandpa jones · 9 replies · 170+ views
    Nuke's News & Views ^ | 11/12/07 | Nuke Gingrich
    Club for Growth President Pat Toomey was recently quoted, "Earmark reform will shine a glaring light on the profligate pork barrel projects and the politicians who sponsor them," It didn't occur to him that earmark reform also exposes the recipients of multi-million dollar pork projects--including the largest contributors to The Club for Growth. Arkansas millionaire Jackson "Steve" Stephens, Jr., ... has been hounding Mike Huckabee for expanding government for the likes of providing health insurance for children of the working poor, building highways and keeping the sales tax on groceries to improved inadequate schools. Small government, that’s the mantra of...
  • Teen’s antiabortion club gets green light (Virginia high school)

    11/06/2007 6:30:25 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies · 161+ views
    Moldova.org ^ | 11/06/07
    Teen’s antiabortion club gets green light Virginia high school officials recently gave a green light to a teen’s request for a once-banned after-school antiabortion club, the Washington Post reported. "We just wanted the same rights as other clubs," 16-year-old Stephanie Hoffmeier told the Post. "It's not a radical thing to expect equal treatment." Stafford County, Virginia, school officials initially denied Hoffmeier’s spring request to host the club, which opposes abortion and promotes sexual abstinence, saying the club was not associated with school curriculum. Hoffmeier filed a lawsuit in September contending the decision violated her free-speech rights because other clubs with...
  • University of Toronto gun club holstered after 88 years

    07/31/2007 11:20:30 AM PDT · by BGHater · 22 replies · 838+ views
    National Post ^ | 30 July 2007 | Charles Lewis
    Assistant V-P says closing range a matter of values, not safety A decision to close an 88-year-old indoor shooting range at the University of Toronto is a matter of "values" and not safety, the school said yesterday. "The debate had gone on for almost decade," said Rob Steiner, an assistant vice-president of the university. "It was generally felt that the presence of a gun range on campus 80 years ago might have been consistent with our academic values ... in the last 10 years those values started to deviate. "This is really a values issue. This is not a safety...
  • Investigation costs $6,000 in lap dances, drinks, tips

    09/27/2006 1:27:50 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 61 replies · 2,020+ views
    tampa10 ^ | 27-Sept-2006
    Tampa, Florida (AP) — County records show Hillsborough County officers spent more than $6,000 for 92 lap dances, drinks and tips in an investigation into nudity and liquor law violations at an adult bikini bar. The investigation spanned more than two years. Sheriff David Gee says sometimes that's what it takes to get rid of problems. Gee says vice detectives first targeted Lil Tootsie's nightclub after deputies responded to numerous calls ranging from violence to DUI arrests. The agency recently asked county commissioners to revoke the club's special permit to serve alcohol. Records show sheriff's detectives sought 41 misdemeanor nudity...
  • Pascua Yaqui Tribe gives $50,000 to help save historic building

    09/25/2006 5:58:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 915+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — For years members of the Southwest Association of Buffalo Soldiers have been working to save the World War II Mountain View Colored Officers Club on this southeastern Army Post. Saturday night the group received its first major donation from the Pascua Yaqui Tribe when the tribal chairwoman announced a $50,000 gift. In February Association President Tom Stoney Sr., made a pitch to the tribe and Wednesday he was called back to answer more questions from the tribal council’s 11 members. Stoney had no idea the tribe would make a decision so fast. Tribal Chairwoman Herminia Frias made...
  • Deal reached on lease for Colored Officers Club on fort (Fort Huachuca, AZ)

    09/10/2006 12:33:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 877+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — The terms of a proposed lease for the World War II Colored Officers Club on this Southeastern Arizona Army post have been approved by the Army Corps of Engineers, said one of the organizers trying to save the facility. It still has to be signed by all parties. “It’s another milestone. Now there is some light at the end of the tunnel, like a flashlight (beam),” said Tom Stoney Sr., president of the Southwest Association of Buffalo Soldiers. More than three years ago, the association signed a memorandum with the fort to halt the wrecking ball that...
  • FBI looks for hats in probe

    09/01/2006 5:03:17 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 18 replies · 1,152+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | September 1, 2006 | MATT VOLZ
    JUNEAU - Among the items federal agents were searching for in Alaska legislative offices this week are hats or garments labeled “Corrupt Bastards Club” or “Corrupt Bastards Caucus,” according to the search warrant. That’s the nickname given to 11 lawmakers after a guest opinion piece published in March listed the contributions those legislators received from VECO Corp. executives, said House Speaker John Harris, R-Valdez. “I’ve heard it a few times,” Harris said Friday. “These legislators nicknamed themselves or somebody else did.” In the article, published last March in the state’s largest newspapers, All Alaska Alliance Executive Director Lori Backes questioned...
  • Officers club project moves forward (Colored O'Club from WWII)

    08/20/2006 7:36:02 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 396+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — This year’s gala fund-raiser dinner for the Mountain View Colored Officers’ Club Rehabilitation Project is expected to lead into a major effort to obtain donations to restore the World War II facility. Just recently, the association received an artist’s rendering of what the building looked like when it was constructed in 1952. The fort was the major Army post training colored soldiers, as black soldiers were called in that era, for combat during the war. Two divisions, the 92nd and 93rd trained on the post, with one being sent to fight in Europe and the other in...
  • Meet Me In The Club It's Goin' Down

    08/16/2006 2:55:34 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 9 replies · 14,339+ views
    Yung Joc's website ^ | 08/16/2006 | Yung Joc's Press Flack
    (Wait a few seconds after you start and the fascianting Yung Joc rap will start playing. Just hit ENTER with yur cursor in the middle of the image. You get the whole thing. )
  • America Supports You: Golf Club Donating Clubs, Equipment to Troops

    07/24/2006 5:25:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 998+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Monique Reuben
    WASHINGTON, July 24, 2006 – A group of golf enthusiasts plans to donate golf clubs, balls, tees, mats and other golf equipment to servicemembers at Camp Taji, a military base in Iraq. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Abdul Mercado inside his living quarters at Camp Taji, Iraq. Soon Mercado and others at his base will have golf equipment donated by Golfers 4 Freedom. Courtesy photo    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Abdul Mercado, 36, of 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery, has been playing for 13 years. For the past eight months he has been deployed to Camp Taji and hasn't been...
  • Strip club king goes to church looking for votes

    07/17/2006 10:19:32 AM PDT · by The Lumster · 52 replies · 1,455+ views
    The ST. Petersburg Times ^ | July 17, 2006 | KEVIN GRAHAM
    TAMPA - It may have been the least likely place for a man who doesn't believe in God to receive a standing ovation, but it happened Sunday morning when Joe Redner went to church. Bishop Randy White, senior pastor at Without Walls International Church, invited the strip club owner to join him in the pulpit and talk about his campaign for the Hillsborough County Commission District 5 seat. "All right, he's not running for pastor. My job's not up," White jokingly told parishioners while introducing Redner, as their continued applause prompted Redner to stand and nod his head in thanks.
  • Club offers affordable weekly condos to DoD ID cardholders

    07/05/2006 5:31:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 410+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Luke Elliott
    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, July 5, 2006) – Department of Defense ID cardholders are eligible for weekly condominium rentals at 3,500 resorts in 80 countries worldwide. Provided by Morale, Welfare and Recreation and sponsored by Resort Condominium International, the Armed Forces Vacation Club offers space-available condominiums for $299 a week. The program gives Soldiers and other DoD workers affordable accommodations in condominiums that would otherwise go empty, according to Verlin Abbott, RCI director of AFVC. While the program provides low-cost accommodations to vacation resorts across the globe, Abbott stressed that the condos are “space available” only. “Don’t expect to go...
  • Group's leader says saving officers club saves piece of western history

    06/09/2006 7:23:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 551+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — America’s history has been defined and shaped by what happened in the Old West. Part of that record was due to the achievement of black soldiers who help protect settlements in places such as Southern Arizona, Tom Stoney said Wednesday during the monthly luncheon hosted by the Greater Sierra Vista Area Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee. And part of the story of the Buffalo Soldiers legacy needs to be saved, Stoney said to nearly 90 people. That can be done by ensuring the World War II black officers club on the post remains, he told nearly...
  • Club works to transform veterans' cemetery

    06/01/2006 5:26:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 230+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — This is no ordinary green thumb project. The Sierra Vista Garden Club has an ambitious goal of transforming the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Cemetery with drought-tolerant plants and trees — not only to improve the look, but honor veterans. The club wants to keep the state-run 147-acre burial ground as a place of dignity and honor, said Terri Nuti, the cemetery administrator. “Everybody is very enthusiastic about this,” said Janet Brady, club president. “This has sort of become my baby.” Nuti said the cemetery is so grateful to the garden club, because it frees up the small staff...
  • Fewer and fewer colleges requiring swimming test to graduate

    05/07/2006 11:30:26 AM PDT · by Dog Gone · 115 replies · 2,583+ views
    associated press ^ | May 7, 2006 | JUSTIN POPE
    On a recent Friday morning, a line of bathing-suit clad students stood beside a campus swimming pool, waiting to jump in. They had come to persuade the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill they were worthy of a college degree — which they were not, in UNC's eyes, until they could swim 50 yards and tread water for five minutes.For many, it was an annoying inconvenience, for others a moment of pride in conquering their fear of water. But the scene also was a small slice of collegiate history. This was the last swim test day at one of...
  • Group targets Pombo

    05/05/2006 4:14:02 PM PDT · by SmithL · 20 replies · 566+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 5/5/6 | Lisa Vorderbrueggen
    A Washington watchdog group has called on Congress and the IRS to investigate Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Tracy, for a laundry list of what it calls the lawmaker's ethics violations.Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington -- CREW -- on Thursday released a 13-count ethics complaint and a letter it sent to the Internal Revenue Service.Pombo called the charges a politically-motivated assault timed to appear just weeks before the June 6 primary election, where he has two opponents."I have never engaged in any illegal or unethical conduct whatsoever in my nearly 14-year career in the House, nor has any evidence been...