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  • Labor Secretary Dismisses Historical Drop in Labor Participation Rate

    05/02/2014 1:56:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    free beacon ^ | 5/1/14 | staff
    Secretary of Labor Tom Perez dismissed today’s reported drop in the labor participation rate this morning on CNBC. According to the Department of Labor the economy created 288,000 jobs in the month of April, but the labor participation rate dropped 0.4 percentage points back to a historical low of 62.8 percent. Host David Faber put it to Perez directly, noting the labor participation rate drop is not due to people retiring given the participation rate for individuals 55 and older actually increased. “The civilian labor force dropped by 806,000 in April. The participation rate down by 0.4 percentage points, lowest...
  • AFL-CIO chief dismisses regrets in Wisconsin recall

    06/06/2012 3:15:16 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 16 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | 6/6/12 | Michael O'Brien
    With the labor movement reeling from the result of Tuesday's recall election in Wisconsin, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka sought to downplay the significance of Gov. Scott Walker's victory over a union-driven effort to unseat him. Trumka, the leader of one of the nation's largest labor groups, dismissed the notion that unions might look back upon their unsuccessful campaign against Walker with regret."We didn't decide on this recall. It was the workers in Wisconsin and the voters in Wisconsin who did," he said on a conference call with reporters. "Hell, I don't know if we'd do anything differently."
  • Judge Dismisses Assault Charges Against High School Footballers

    04/04/2012 11:52:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Detroit CBS ^ | 4/4/12 | WWJ
    DEARBORN HEIGHTS (WWJ) – A judge has dismissed assault and battery charges against four high school football players who were accused of starting an on-field shoving match last October. WWJ’s Florence Walton was in the courtroom when 20th District Judge Mark Plawecki dismissed the misdemeanor charges against the 17-year-old Star International Academy football players – Mohamed Elfatih Ahmed, Fanar Al-Furat Al-Asady, Hadee Mohamaud Attia and Ali Maniff Bajjey. The judge said although the students’ behavior on the field was deplorable, football is a brutally violent sport. “If we criminalize these players’ actions, we criminalize nearly every football game ever played....
  • Pelosi Dismisses Catholic Bishops as ‘Lobbyists’—For Opposing Obamacare Reg Forcing Catholics

    12/01/2011 6:43:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 12/1/11 | Edwin Mora
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) on Thursday described America’s Roman Catholic bishops as “lobbyists in Washington, D.C.” in their efforts to persuade the Department of Health and Human Service to rescind a proposed regulation under the new health-care law that would force Catholics to act against the teachings of their church by compelling them to purchase health-care plans that cover sterilizations and all-FDA approved contraceptives, including abortifacients. The proposed regulation, scheduled to take effect on Aug. 1, 2012, would require every health-insurance plan in the United States to cover sterilizations and all FDA-approved contraceptives
  • German foundation dismisses Iranian deputy FM

    11/30/2011 6:11:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 11/30/11 | BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
    BERLIN – Rising criticism from prominent German- Iranians, NGOs and the federal commissioner for culture and media prompted an elite cultural foundation on Tuesday to eject Iran’s acting Deputy Foreign Minister Mostafa Dolatyar from its board of trustees because he called for the destruction of Israel. According to a report in Iran’s Mahan News in 2010, Dolatyar said, “We hope that the prophecy of the Imam [Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini] regarding the downfall of this regime [Israel] will occur very soon and that we will witness it.” A spokesman for Bernd Neumann, Germany’s federal culture commissioner, told The Jerusalem Post that...
  • Obama Dismisses Farmer's Concerns About Regulations: 'Don't Always Believe What You Hear'

    08/17/2011 1:55:10 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 17, 2011 | B. H. Obama
    Politics August 17, 2011 Obama Dismisses Farmer's Concerns About Regulations: 'Don't Always Believe What You Hear' Fire it up 94 Share During a town hall meeting at Wyffels Hybrids in Atkinson, Illinois, a farmer expressed concern to President Obama about forthcoming regulations. The man stated that people would rather be farming than "filling out forms and permits to do what we like to do." President Obama told the farmer "don't always believe what you hear" and blamed Washington for ginning up speculation. Obama added that, "Nobody is more interested in seeing our agricultural sector successful than I am, partly because...
  • Judge dismisses Tucson officer's challenge to new Ariz. immigration law

    08/31/2010 8:10:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 8/31/10 | Staff
    A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Tuesday by a Tucson police officer who challenged Arizona's new immigration law. U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton says the lawsuit by Officer Martin Escobar alleged an injury that was based on speculation. Escobar alleged he would be subject to civil liability for violating the rights of others in enforcing the law. Gov. Jan Brewer's lawyers asked for the dismissal.
  • Sebelius dismisses ruling in Virginia suit against healthcare reform

    08/02/2010 10:43:53 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 82 replies · 40+ views
    /thehill.com ^ | 08/02/10 12:20 PM ET | Mike Lillis
    Health and Human Services Secretary (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius on Monday downplayed a federal judge's decision allowing Virginia's challenge to healthcare reform to continue, arguing it was merely a procedural move that has no bearing on the underlying issues. "We remain confident that the case is solid," Sebelius told reporters during a phone call on the reform law's effects on Medicare spending. Ron Pollack, executive director of Families USA, a liberal consumer group, echoed that message Monday, saying the ruling "has no effect on the validity of the health reform law."
  • Daily Kos Dismisses Pollster

    06/09/2010 4:54:39 PM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 21 replies · 90+ views
    Hotline On Call - National Journal ^ | June 9, 2010 | Steven Shepard
    The liberal website DailyKos.com has chosen to terminate its relationship with MD-based pollster Research 2000, according to DailyKos founder Markos Moulitsas. "I have decided to part ways with our current pollster, and will be looking for a new polling partner to finish out this election cycle," Moulitsas wrote in a statement posted on his site. Research 2000 Pres. Del Ali confirmed the split in an interview with Hotline OnCall. Moulitsas' decision comes in the wake of last night's AR SEN Dem primary runoff, in which Sen. Blanche Lincoln held off LG Bill Halter, Daily Kos' preferred candidate. The website promoted...
  • Clinton dismisses suggestions of crisis in Israel ties

    03/16/2010 11:00:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 192+ views
    haaretz ^ | 3/16/10 | Natasha Mozgovaya
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that Israel must prove it is committed to the Middle East peace process, but brushed aside suggestions that U.S.-Israeli relations are in crisis. U.S. and Israeli officials are in intense talks over "steps that we think would demonstrate the requisite commitment to the process," said Clinton. She added that the Obama administration was awaiting a response from Israel to suggestions on how to repair damage caused by last week's announcement of new housing in East Jerusalem.
  • Downing Street dismisses US offer to mediate on Falklands dispute

    03/02/2010 12:35:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies · 558+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 3/2/10 | staff
    Downing Street has dismissed an American offer of help in resolving Britain's dispute with Argentina over the Falkland Islands. "We don't think that's necessary," the Prime Minister's spokesman said after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton indicated Washington's readiness to step in if required "We welcome the support of the Secretary of State in terms of ensuring that we continue to keep diplomatic channels open but there is no need for that (direct involvement).".
  • DA dismisses case against Merriman (insufficient evidence he choked Tila Tequila, Case Closed!)

    09/11/2009 4:18:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 867+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/11/09 | Bernie Wilson - ap
    SAN DIEGO (AP)—District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis has dismissed reality TV star Tila Tequila’s accusations that San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman(notes) choked her and threw her to the ground early Sunday.
  • White House Dismisses Furor Over Obama Speech to Students as 'Silly Season'[Press Secretary Gibbs]

    09/05/2009 6:31:04 AM PDT · by Son House · 58 replies · 3,987+ views
    FOXNEWS.com ^ | September 04, 2009 | FOXNEWS.com
    "I think we've reached a little bit of the silly season when the president of the United States can't tell kids in school to study hard and stay in school," Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said. "I think both political parties agree that the dropout rate is something that threatens our long-term economic success." But critics objected to the language of one of the lesson plans, for students in pre-kindergarten through grade 6, that suggested that students "write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president." Another assignment for students after hearing the speech was to discuss...
  • US top court dismisses Al-Qaeda case (al-Marri, back to You, Obamessiah, and our courts to decide)

    03/06/2009 4:16:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 1,065+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/6/09 | Lucile Malandain
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US Supreme Court refused to weigh in Friday on whether US presidents have the authority to indefinitely detain a terrorist suspect in the United States without charges. But it sent the issue back for a new hearing before the federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, which ruled in July that former president George W. Bush had that power in the case of Ali al-Marri, an alleged Al-Qaeda sleeper agent. The high court's action effectively delayed resolution of an issue that, while different, could have implications for the estimated 245 "enemy combatants" still being held by the...
  • Rahm Emanuel Dismisses 'Hyper-Partisan' Charges

    11/09/2008 6:40:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies · 343+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | November 09, 2008 | ap
    Barack Obama's designated chief of staff -- responding to Republicans' concerns that his tough, partisan approach might run at odds with Barack Obama's administration -- said it's up to the new president to set a bipartisan "tone." Illinois Rep. Rahm Emanuel, appearing Sunday on ABC News' This Week, dismissed such charges by saying Obama will maintain his pledge to govern in a bipartisan manner. Last week, the Republican National Committee put out a press release calling Obama's choice of Emanuel, "Obama's Broken Promise" because the Illinois politician has a reputation for being "hyper-partisan."
  • Senate ethics panel dismisses Vitter complaint

    05/08/2008 7:54:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 179+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/8/08 | Adam Schreck - ap
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Ethics Committee on Thursday dismissed a complaint against Sen. David Vitter, a suspected patron of a prostitution ring headed by a woman who killed herself last month. In a letter to the Louisiana Republican, the panel said the conduct at issue allegedly occurred before his Senate candidacy and time in office. In addition, it did not result in his being charged criminally, the committee said. As a result, the panel said it did not have jurisdiction, dismissing "without prejudice" the complaint filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, or CREW, a private watchdog...
  • Iran dismisses sabotage in mosque blast (likely leftover ammunition from recent military show)

    04/13/2008 9:46:55 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 105+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/13/08 | Nasser Karimi - ap
    TEHRAN, Iran - Iranian officials on Sunday ruled out an attack as the cause of an explosion that killed 11 people in the southern city of Shiraz, saying it was an accident that was likely caused by leftover ammunition. The explosion ripped through a mosque packed with hundreds of worshippers late Saturday as a cleric delivered his weekly speech against extremist Wahabi beliefs and the outlawed Baha'i faith, the semiofficial Fars news agency said. Authorities said besides the 11 killed, 191 people were wounded, some of them critically, the state IRNA news agency reported. On Sunday, the deputy interior minister...
  • Judge dismisses rendition suit against Boeing subsidiary

    02/13/2008 8:11:36 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 70+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/13/08 | Paul Elias - ap
    A federal judge on Wednesday tossed out a lawsuit that accused a Boeing Co. subsidiary of illegally helping the CIA secretly fly terrorism suspects to overseas prisons to be tortured. U.S. District Court Judge James Ware ruled that national security could be jeopardized if the lawsuit was allowed to go forward. CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden had earlier invoked the government's so-called "state secrets privilege," which lets intelligence agencies bar the use of evidence in court cases that jeopardize national security. In public and confidential statements filed with the court, Hayden urged the judge to dismiss the lawsuit filed by...
  • US court dismisses child slavery case against Dubai ruler (child camel jockeys)

    07/30/2007 1:54:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 489+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/30/07 | AFP
    MIAMI (AFP) - A judge in Miami on Monday dismissed a lawsuit alleging the ruler of Dubai enslaved thousands of children and forced them to work as camel jockeys, saying the suit fell outside the court's jurisdiction. Judge Cecilia Altanoga ruled in favor of the defense, which argued that Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashed al-Maktoum did not have sufficient contacts in Florida to justify trying the suit in the southeastern US state. "We've said from the beginning that this case doesn't belong in US Courts and were gratified by Judge Altonagas careful legal analysis and ruling," said Habib Al-Mulla, a spokesman...
  • Judge Dismisses Karr's Kid Porn Charges

    10/05/2006 9:38:00 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 7 replies · 791+ views
    http://www.comcast.net ^ | 10 05 06 | KIM CURTIS
    SANTA ROSA, Calif. - The former suspect in the JonBenet Ramsey killing left jail Thursday after a judge dismissed child pornography charges against him, saying prosecutors didn't have enough evidence to take the case to trial. John Mark Karr, who was not in court for the hearing, was ordered released immediately by Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Rene Chouteau, ending his two-month odyssey in the U.S. criminal justice system after he was extradited from Thailand on suspicion of killing the 6-year-old beauty queen. He did not comment to reporters as he left the Sonoma County jail flanked by his attorneys,...
  • Judge Dismisses Khobar Towers Case Against Iran

    06/09/2006 4:59:38 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 13 replies · 1,208+ views
    http://newsmax.com/ ^ | 6 9 06 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    WASHINGTON -- A magistrate judge in the District Court of Washington, D.C. has dismissed a lawsuit by the survivors and families of victims of the June 25, 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, that sought millions of dollars in damages against the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran. In an opinion handed down June 6, 2006, Judge Deborah A. Robinson asserted that the plaintiffs "offered no evidence regarding the action of any official, employee or agent" or the Iranian regime, its intelligence ministry (MOIS), or the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, IRGC. The opinion comes at a delicate...
  • Taylor dismisses Alzheimer's reports

    05/30/2006 7:13:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 348+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/30/06 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES - Elizabeth Taylor on Tuesday dismissed tabloid reports that she was being treated for early Alzheimer's disease or was gravely ill. The Academy Award-winning actress, who uses a wheelchair because of back problems, was asked about the reports during an appearance on CNN's "Larry King Live." "Oh come on, do I look like I'm dying?" the 74-year-old actress asked King in a rare television interview. "Do I look like or sound like I have Alzheimer's?" Taylor said tabloids report such things "because they have nothing else dirty to write about anybody else." She said her back problems go...
  • Pakistan Dismisses bin Laden Speculation

    05/16/2006 11:46:44 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 301+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/16/06 | Munir Ahmad - ap
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Authorities on Tuesday dismissed speculation that Osama bin Laden might be hiding in Pakistan's mountainous north — a region more known for its spectacular scenery than Islamic militancy. A recent visit to the resort town of Chitral by at least one American prompted allegations from a local lawmaker from a hard-line Islamic party that the FBI or CIA had set up an office there to hunt for the al-Qaida chief. "These sort of stories keep appearing," Interior Minister Aftab Khan Sherpao told a news conference in the capital, Islamabad. He denied American agents were based in Chitral....
  • Iran Leader Dismisses Nuke Program Worries (move along folks, We're just enriching some uranium.)

    05/10/2006 2:01:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 210+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/10/06 | Chris Brummitt
    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Iran's president on Wednesday dismissed Western concerns over its nuclear program as "a big lie," a day after key U.N. Security Council members agreed to present Tehran with a choice of incentives or sanctions in deciding whether to suspend uranium enrichment. Meanwhile, in a letter to Time magazine published on its Web site, a representative of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei offered new options for solving the impasse with the United States and its allies. Hassan Rohani, Iran's former top nuclear negotiator, said Tehran would consider ratifying an International Atomic Energy Agency protocol that provides for intrusive...
  • Rumsfeld Dismisses Resignation Rumors

    12/08/2005 4:37:01 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 395+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 8, 2005 | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2005 – Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld isn't planning to leave his job anytime soon, he said here today. "I have no plans to retire," Rumsfeld said on Capitol Hill after meeting with several members of Congress to discuss the situation in Iraq. The secretary's comments came amid rumors and a news report that assert Rumsfeld would soon depart the Pentagon. "Those reports have been flying around since about four months after I assumed my post in 2001," he said. A New York Daily News article published today speculated that Rumsfeld would leave his post early in...
  • Blair defends Iraq war, dismisses memo

    06/29/2005 10:21:53 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 451+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/29/05 | Ed Johnson - AP
    LONDON (AP) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Wednesday defended the war in Iraq, and brushed off a new question about a government memo that suggested Washington had been determined to justify the invasion. "I was glad that we took the action we did," Blair told the House of Commons when asked about the so-called Downing Street memo. His comments came a day after President Bush rejected suggestions that Washington set a timetable for a U.S. withdrawal from Iraq and urged patience. According to the leaked minutes of a July 23, 2002, meeting between Blair and top government officials...
  • CA: Judge tentatively dismisses parts of discrimination suit over LA hospital

    03/07/2005 8:46:37 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 215+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/7/05 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal judge Monday tentatively dismissed parts of a discrimination lawsuit brought by a group of doctors and residents who accused the county of trying to dismantle a troubled inner-city hospital. The nonprofit group Friends of Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center Inc. doesn't have legal standing for several of its claims, because it wasn't directly harmed by the county's decision to close the hospital's trauma unit, U.S. District Judge Florence-Marie Cooper tentatively ruled. The judge, however, said she was inclined keep some portions of the lawsuit, including accusations that the Los Angeles County Board of...
  • 9/10 vs. 9/12 on 11/2

    10/26/2004 7:56:44 AM PDT · by forty_years · 1 replies · 368+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | October 26, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    "I can wage a better war on terror than George Bush has." So speaks Senator Kerry in the U.S. presidential campaign's final days, again reminding voters that the key issue in this race remains as it was a year earlier - deciding which candidate will better protect Americans from terrorism.As with so many topics, the basic difference between Kerry and President Bush is one of character, with the challenger repeatedly changing his mind and the president sticking with one position.On occasion, Mr. Kerry adopts Bush-like terminology. For example, in September 2004 he talked about the war on terror being "as...
  • Iran dismisses U.S. allegations on nuclear program

    08/09/2004 10:59:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 191+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/9/04 | AP - Tehran
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran said Monday the international community has no reason to be suspicious about its nuclear ambitions, despite allegations by the United States that it is trying to produce nuclear weapons. "Iran has not violated any of its commitments to international treaties in its nuclear program," Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi was quoted as saying by the official Islamic Republic News Agency. His comments came a day after U.S. national security adviser Condoleezza Rice said the Bush administration sees a new international willingness to act against Iran's nuclear program. The world is finally "worried and suspicious" about the...
  • Appeals court dismisses California suit alleging energy firms double billed

    07/06/2004 2:59:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 390+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/6/04 | Dvaid Kravets - AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday dismissed more than a dozen lawsuits that accused power companies of double-billing the state of California millions of dollars during the energy crisis. In tossing out Attorney General Bill Lockyer's lawsuits against Reliant Resources, Inc., Dynegy Inc. and other energy concerns, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that California courts don't have jurisdiction over the issues at the heart of the complaint. The suits alleged the generators reaped millions by being paid to hold power in emergency reserve that they then sold on the open market. Lockyer argued...
  • Judge Dismisses Slave Reparation Case (Chicago)

    01/26/2004 10:18:09 AM PST · by blam · 27 replies · 268+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1-26-2004 | Mike Robinson
    Judge Dismisses Slave Reparation Case Monday January 26, 2004 6:01 PM By MIKE ROBINSON Associated Press Writer CHICAGO (AP) - A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit brought by descendants of slaves against corporations they say profited from slavery, saying the plaintiffs had established no clear link to the companies they targeted. The court still left the door open for further litigation. ``Plaintiffs' attempt to bring these claims more than a century after the end of the Civil War and the formal abolition of slavery fails,'' U.S. District Judge Charles R. Norgle said. He said the plaintiffs' claims ``are...
  • Blix Dismisses Blair's Weapons Claim

    12/16/2003 2:50:04 PM PST · by blam · 34 replies · 392+ views
    Ananova ^ | 12-16-2003
    Blix dismisses Blair's weapons claim Former chief UN weapons inspector Hans Blix has dismissed claims Saddam Hussein had laboratories for developing weapons of mass destruction. His comments came as Tony Blair said that the British-American Iraq Survey Group had already uncovered "massive" evidence of a network of secret laboratories. Mr Blair made the claim in an interview with the British Forces Broadcasting Service. He said: "I think in any event we have got to carry on the work that we are doing, because contrary to some of the things that appear, the Iraq Survey Group has already found massive evidence...
  • Turkey dismisses anti-Israel officer

    01/15/2003 5:03:28 PM PST · by knighthawk · 6 replies · 203+ views
    Hoover's Online ^ | January 15 2003 | METEHAN DEMIR
    ANKARA - Turkey's powerful and staunchly secular army has dismissed one of its officers for opposing ties with Israel. Hurriyet, the country's largest daily newspaper, revealed that the officer was recently dismissed from the Turkish Armed Forces in a decision by the 15 top generals and admirals. According to Hurriyet editor-in-chief Ertugrul Ozkok, the officer, who was working aboard one of the Turkish Naval Forces frigates, rejected an official assignment to set sail for Israel. "When the officer was asked why he did not want to go to Israel, he said: 'I am Muslim, Israel has been oppressing Muslims. That's...
  • Judge dismisses drug charge against actress Ryder (Hold Mah Darvons!)

    10/16/2002 2:38:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 235+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 10/16/02 | Christina Almeida - AP
    <p>A judge dismissed a drug charge Wednesday against actress Winona Ryder and scheduled an Oct. 24 trial on three remaining felony counts stemming from her alleged shoplifting of $6,000 worth of merchandise.</p> <p>Superior Court Judge Elden Fox ruled in favor of a prosecution motion to dismiss the charge that Ryder illegally possessed painkillers when she was arrested last Dec. 12 outside a Saks Fifth Avenue store in Beverly Hills.</p>