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  • Pope lifts suspension of Father D’Escoto, former Sandinista official

    08/04/2014 7:45:13 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 6 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 8/4/14 | Cindy Wooden
    Pope lifts suspension of Father D’Escoto, former Sandinista official August 04, 2014 By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has lifted the suspension of Maryknoll Father Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann, who was ordered 29 years ago to stop exercising his priestly ministry because he refused to give up his political position in Nicaragua’s Sandinista government. The pope made his decision after Father D’Escoto, 81, formally requested permission to resume priestly duties, Passionist Father Ciro Benedettini, assistant director of the Vatican press office, said Aug. 4. Vatican Radio reported that Father D’Escoto had written that he wanted to...
  • IRS worker suspended for pro-Obama activities

    07/10/2014 11:13:47 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 7-10-14 | Stephan Dinan
    An IRS employee was suspended for 100 days for using his job at the agency’s help line to try to convince callers to vote for President Obama, a government watchdog agency announced Thursday. The employee, whose name wasn’t mentioned in the announcement from the Office of Special Counsel, admitted to using his job for political purposes and agreed to the settlement that involved a 100-day suspension. “OSC’s complaint alleged that, when fielding taxpayers’ questions on an IRS customer service help line, the employee repeatedly urged taxpayers to re-elect President Obama in 2012 by delivering a chant based on the spelling...
  • Thugs Run L.A. Classrooms, Thanks To Obama Suspension Ban

    07/02/2014 5:20:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    Investors.com ^ | July 2, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Education: As we predicted, the Obama regime's anti-suspension policy is backfiring. Los Angeles teachers complain unsuspended violent kids are intimidating them and effectively ruling their classrooms. In 2011, the Education Department accused the Los Angeles Unified School District of discriminating against black boys, who were suspended for bad behavior at a disproportionate rate. The agency ordered it to reduce suspensions in the hopes that unruly minority students would stay in school and graduate. "The district shall develop and implement a comprehensive plan to eliminate the disproportionality in the discipline imposed on African-American students," the five-page decree says. The superintendent agreed...
  • Head backed for suspending boy because he made this 'Pop Tart gun'

    07/02/2014 6:18:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 1, 2014 | Joel Christie
    An investigation has found that an elementary school principal in Baltimore who suspended a seven-year-old boy for chewing a Pop Tart into the shape of a gun acted properly in her decision. However the boy's family has lawyered up, and are threatening to take the case further. Josh Welch, a second-grader at Park Elementary School, said he was trying to nibble his strawberry breakfast snack into a mountain in March 2013. But when it started to take shape he reportedly told his classmates: 'Look, I made a gun.' Principal Sandra Blondell then removed Josh from school for two days. Andrew...
  • Is the NBA Above the Law?

    06/11/2014 12:02:24 PM PDT · by kathsua · 39 replies
    Laswrence journal world ^ | June 10, 2014 | Reasonmclucus
    The NBA's handling of the Donald Sterling controversy has a definite odor to it and it's not from sweaty socks. In April, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver decided that the NBA was above the law and thus didn't have to obey laws that interfered in the NBA's decisions. In its haste to get rid of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling the NBA violated a California law that prohibits use of statements made in secret private recordings as a basis of punishment for an individual. On April 25, TMZ released a secretly made illegal recordimng of an argument between Sterling and...
  • First Grader Turns Himself In for Having Toy Gun, Faces Expulsion

    06/07/2014 8:31:19 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/06/2014 | UPI
    Darin left his backpack at a friend's house and had to be sent to school with a backup. When he discovered the toy in the bag, knowing it was illegal, Darin turned the contraband into his teacher. "He found the toy gun on the outside pocket," Darin's father Chris Simak told local reporters. "He took it straight to the teacher and said that he wasn't allowed to have it." Darin's teacher followed protocol and brought the first grader to the principal, where he was immediately suspended pending an expulsion hearing. According to the school charter, the punishment for bringing a...
  • Boy suspended for wearing a purse to school (Garnett, Kansas)

    11/07/2013 2:32:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    KTVI, Fox 2, St. Louis ^ | 11:48am, November 7, 2013 | Vera Culley
    A 13-year-old Kansas 8th grader says he was suspended from school for carrying a purse. Skylar Davis says the Vera Bradley purse is his form of expression. He adds that girls carry purses, so he should be able to do the same. …
  • Video: Student suspended, possibly expelled for playing with toy gun in his own yard

    09/24/2013 8:08:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/24/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    When do schools assume legal responsibility for your children? At the school, on the bus, or at the bus stop? The latter is likely the best answer, but no one believes that it starts in your front yard, seventy feet away from the bus stop. Nobody, that is, except perhaps the Virginia Beach City Public School System, which may expel Khalid Caraballo today for shooting a non-lethal pellet pistol in his own front yard last week:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO A suspended seventh grade Virginia Beach student will find out soon if he is expelled for the rest of...
  • Student suspended for 10 days for accidentally bringing pocket knife to football game, attorney says

    09/19/2013 10:10:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 18, 2013
    A Pennsylvania high school student has been suspended for what his attorney calls “doing the right thing”—handing in a pocket knife that he accidentally brought to a football game. … (David) Schaffner (III, 16,) was asked to leave the game and on Monday was handed a 10-day out-of-school suspension by the Fox Chapel Area school district. The district’s parent-student handbook says students who bring weapons to school or school-related events—including knives and firearms—can be expelled for a year, Triblive.com reports. …
  • Suspension won’t be removed for five-year-old grilled over cap gun who then peed his pants

    06/17/2013 7:47:51 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 83 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6-17-2013 | Eric Owens
    School officials in Calvert County, Maryland have denied a request to expunge the suspension of the kindergartener who brought a plastic cap gun on a school bus last month and then wet his pants during a subsequent interrogation. The refusal came in the form of a letter dated Friday, reports The Washington Post. The letter stated that the five-year-old “did bring a cap gun in his book bag.” It also charged that some other children were frightened and told school officials that they couldn’t discern if the orange-tipped cowboy-style gun was real or fake. The unidentified kindergartener had brought the...
  • Student Suspended For Saving Fellow Student’s Life

    06/05/2013 6:56:01 AM PDT · by Altariel · 29 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | June 4, 2013 | Dave Jolly
    We’ve been hearing a number of reports this past year about students being suspended for being kids and standing up for their constitutional rights. Kindergartners, first and second graders are being punished for pretend shooting with their fingers or supposedly chewing a toaster pastry into the shape of a gun. But have you ever heard of a student being suspended for saving the life of another student? Last Tuesday morning, 7th grader Briar MacLean was sitting in class. It was a study period. While the teacher was on the far side of the classroom, one student near Briar began to...
  • 11-Yr-Old Suspended From School For Merely TALKING About Guns (Calvert County, Md)

    06/04/2013 9:09:52 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 113 replies
    WMAL ^ | JUNE 03, 2013 | WMAL
    "The boy was questioned by the principal and a sheriff's deputy, who also wanted to search the family home without a warrant, Henkelman said. "He started asking me questions about if I have firearms, and [the deputy said] he's going to have to search my house. Search my house? I just wanted to know what happened."
  • Police: DUI charge for woman celebrating end of earlier DUI suspension

    05/04/2013 5:00:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    A 58-year-old Brookfield woman charged by Riverside police Friday for driving under the influence said she had been out celebrating the imminent return of her driver’s license from an earlier drunk driving conviction. According to a news release from the Riverside Police Department, Erin James, 58, was charged after she was stopped for speeding at 2:10 a.m. Friday in the 3400 block of South Harlem Avenue. The release said that when she later underwent a breath test at the department, her blood alcohol level was 0.155 percent; the legal limit is 0.08. **SNIP** James is scheduled to appear in Central...
  • Fifth-grader suspended at overnight nature camp for bringing Swiss Army knife

    04/29/2013 6:19:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 50 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 26 April, 2013 | NA
    A fifth-grader in Cupertino, California was suspended and threatened with expulsion for bringing a small Swiss Army knife on a school-sponsored, science-oriented camping trip. In early April, Braden Bandermann’s class set off on Garden Gate Elementary School’s annual, week-long pilgrimage for fifth-graders to Marin Headlands, just north of San Francisco. Before leaving, Braden did what any Silicon Valley 10-year-old faced with the perils of nature might do: He packed his trusty Swiss Army knife. As any camper knows, the multi-tool device is nothing if not versatile. Braden’s particular model contains a can opener, tweezers, a toothpick, a nail file, a...
  • Maryland lawmaker introduces bill after pastry 'gun' suspension

    03/09/2013 11:02:52 AM PST · by servo1969 · 37 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 3-9-2013 | FoxNews
    <p>A Maryland lawmaker has introduced legislation after a 7-year-old boy in his district was suspended for shaping a pastry into what his teacher thought looked like a gun.</p> <p>The Star Democrat reports that Republican Sen. J.B. Jennings introduced a bill that would prohibit schools from suspending students for seemingly harmless childish acts, such as playing games with fingers pointed like guns or chewing food into the shape of a firearm.</p>
  • Metta World Peace suspended one game for Pistons altercation

    02/05/2013 11:30:36 AM PST · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 5, 2013 | Eric Pincus
    The NBA on Tuesday gave Lakers forward Metta World Peace a one-game suspension for an altercation with Brandon Knight of the Detroit Pistons.
  • 6-Year-Old Suspended For Saying, “Pow”

    01/02/2013 4:49:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | January 2, 2013 | Philip Hodges
    Michael Moore recently said that the only reason white people are buying a bunch of guns in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting is that they’re fearful. Afraid of black people specifically. He said, “Calm down, white people, and put away your guns.” So if we’re all buying guns and ammo out of fear of the black man, what emotion would cause this idiocy: a 6-year-old boy was suspended from school for making his hand in the shape of a gun and pretend shooting it, saying, “Pow,” as it was pointed at a fellow student. Were school officials actually...
  • Looks like it's time to ask the question

    10/23/2012 8:56:55 PM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 70 replies
    Me ^ | 10/24/2012 | Me
    Looks like it's time to ask, "Who has the authority to suspend the presidential election?"
  • Kids who bullied bus monitor suspended for a year, assigned to reform school

    06/30/2012 10:06:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 215 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 29, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    You need closure. Following individual meetings this week with school and district administrators, each family waived their right to a hearing and agreed to one-year suspensions from school and regular bus transportation. The Greece Central School District is legally required to provide all students ages 5 to 16 with an education, therefore, during the 2012-13 school year, the students who have been suspended will be transferred to the district Reengagement Center, located in a non-school facility. This alternative education program keeps middle school students on track academically while providing a structured opportunity for students to take responsibility for their actions...
  • Newt Gingrich Campaign Suspension Announcement May 2, 2012

    05/02/2012 1:08:54 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 70 replies
    Newt Gingrich announced the suspension of his campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nominee.
  • Newt to Suspend Campaign on May 1st. (Larry Welsh, TX Grassroots Director, Newt 2012).

    04/25/2012 8:44:31 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 58 replies
    Vanity | April 25, 2012 | True Believer Forever
    By now you have assuredly read, either from our team here in Texas or in the media, Newt will be suspending his presidential campaign effective May 1st. While we are all certainly disheartened by the news that our preferred candidate will no longer be vying for the Republican Nomination, we can be proud of the all the efforts put forth by this wonderful team we built together in Texas. I would like to specifically thank some of you who went above and beyond in their efforts both to assist me and Newt. First, to Sondra Zeigler who travelled around various...
  • Trayvon Martin's ten day suspension

    03/25/2012 9:35:41 PM PDT · by Kazan · 282 replies · 55+ views
    Charleston Conservative Examiner ^ | March 25, 2012 | Kyle Rogers
    A twitter message, allegedly sent by Trayvon's older brother, suggests Trayvon was suspended for assaulting a bus driver. Trayvon Martin was on a suspension from school when he was tragically shot last February 26th. His school, Dr. Micheal M. Krop Senoir High School, has not given any details. His family has also evaded the issue. According to the Kansas City Star, the length of the suspension was ten days. This suggests a very serious offense.
  • ‘Hot for Teacher’ Student’s Appeal Denied: Suspended for Writing an Essay

    03/13/2012 5:36:06 PM PDT · by bigbob · 32 replies
    Oakland University in Michigan has denied the appeal of a student who was barred from campus, suspended for three semesters, and required to undergo "sensitivity" counseling for authoring a class assignment in which he stated that he found his instructors attractive. While the assignment specifically permitted students to write creatively about any topic, the university bizarrely classified his "Hot for Teacher" essay as "unlawful." Joseph Corlett came to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) for help. "Oakland University made up its own definition of the 'law' in order to punish a student for his creative writing," said FIRE...
  • Long Island high-school students suspended for 'Tebowing'

    12/16/2011 6:58:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/15/2011 | By SELIM ALGAR and LEONARD GREENE
    The Tebow mania sweeping the nation sacked a group of Long Island high-school students who were suspended for mimicking the quarterback’s famous prayer pose. Twin brothers Tyler and Connor Carroll of Riverhead HS and classmates Jordan Fulcoly and Wayne Drexel were hit with one-day suspensions for kneeling and bowing their heads like Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow does when he scores a touchdown. Administrators said the weeklong “Tebowing” craze was a distraction and a hallway hazard after dozens of classmates followed their lead. “It was basically just a tribute to Tim Tebow,” Carroll Connor, 17, who planned the prank with...
  • Herman Cain Campaign Suspension Announcement Speech (Transcript) December 3, 2011

    12/05/2011 8:11:11 AM PST · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 21 replies
    Blog.4president.org ^ | December 3, 2011 | Herman Cain
    (APPLAUSE) CAIN: Thank you, my friends. Well, you all are great. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I love y'all, too. CROWD: Gloria, Gloria, Gloria, Gloria! CAIN: Well, let me first say that as usual, the Cain supporters are not warm weather supporters. And I can't thank all of you enough for what you've done, how far we have come, and the things that we have done, the things that we have been able to achieve. You know, I chose to run for president because the politicians in Washington, D.C. wouldn't do their jobs. That's why I chose to run....
  • Suspension gap riles St. Paul school board

    11/28/2011 2:36:46 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 21 replies
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 11-25-11 | DAAREL BURNETTE II
    About 15 percent of black students in St. Paul were suspended at least once last year, compared with 3 percent of whites. To address the problem, the district decided in 2009 to spend about $450,000 of $58 million it received through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to institute the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program. The program requires administrators and teachers to periodically evaluate their school rules and determine which ones call for suspensions and which call for lesser punishments. They're also encouraged to be more explicit about what is expected of students in order to be successful...
  • Exposing Edward Larkin

    11/03/2011 5:42:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | November 3, 2011 | Mike Adams
    Tenure must go. And so must Professor’s unions. If you don’t agree with me then perhaps you have yet to familiarize yourself with the case of Professor Edward Larkin. This tenured psychopath will keep his job despite exposing himself in public in front of a 17-year old girl and her mother. The University of New Hampshire (UNH) did the right thing when they tried to fire him. But then the Professor’s union got involved. And that led to arbitration. The arbitrator’s decision was based on a single line in the contract with the UNH Professor’s union, which says a professor...
  • Arab League Rejects GCC Push to Suspend Syria

    10/17/2011 3:44:24 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/10/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    The Arab League on Monday rejected a push by Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Cooperation Council allies to suspend Syria's membership in the body over Bashar al-Assad's brutal seven month crackdown, Arabic daily al-Hayyat reported. Instead, Qatari Prime Minister Hamad Bin Jassim Al Thani said, the Arab League will seek to bring Assad's regime and Syria's nascent opposition National Council to the negotiating table. "We will call all of the parties of the opposition and government to hold a dialogue within 15 days," Arab League Secretary General Nabil Al-Arabi said after an emergency meeting of Arab foreign ministers in Cairo....
  • Wisconsin Teachers Who Handed in Bogus Excuses To Be Suspended

    03/16/2011 11:45:56 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 36 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/16/11 | Unlikely Hospitalist
    WKOW reported yesterday that an investigation is ongoing to determine the veracity of more than 1000 doctor excuses that have been handed in by Madison teachers in an attempt to justify their absence from teaching duties that ultimately resulted in the closing of school for four consecutive days. The results of this inquiry will result in teacher suspension. "A new contract with Madison teachers says fraudulent excuses will result in a letter of suspension but won't require suspended teachers to be off from work." How is that for punishment! I mean really, if this is the ultimate result of any...
  • Does Olbermann Suspension Prove Lengths MSNBC Will Go To Protect Dems?

    11/05/2010 3:48:09 PM PDT · by Casey Hendrickson KDOX · 9 replies
    caseyandheathershow.com ^ | Casey Hendrickson
    While Olbermann has managed once again to shove egg in his own face for doing exactly what he criticizes others for doing, I find the circumstances surrounding his recent suspension intriguing. Does the policy at MSNBC actually prove the lengths in which they will go to support Democrats over Republicans? Is MSNBC so universally known for its left-leaning bias that it is simply trying to save face? Or is it something else altogether?
  • NFL might suspend players for hits

    10/18/2010 10:35:15 AM PDT · by Mind Freed · 73 replies
    NEW YORK -- The NFL could soon start suspending players for dangerous helmet-to-helment hits, vice president of football operations Ray Anderson told The Associated Press on Monday. A day after several scary collisions in Sunday's games, Anderson acknowledged the league might need to do more than fining players to prevent such hits. "There's strong testimonial for looking readily at evaluating discipline, especially in the areas of egregious and elevated dangerous hits," he said in a phone interview. "Going forward there are certain hits that occurred that will be more susceptible to suspension. There are some that could bring suspensions for...
  • School Suspends Boy for Bloodshot Eyes

    09/11/2010 8:53:11 AM PDT · by Ralph the Hun · 96 replies
    MyFoxDFW ^ | 09/09/10 | Sophia Reza
    TROPHY CLUB, Texas - Administrators at Byron Nelson High School in Trophy Club suspended a 16-year-old boy on Tuesday because his eyes were bloodshot and they thought he might have been smoking marijuana.The teen said he was not high. Instead his eyes were red because he had been grieving the loss of his murdered father.Kyler Robertson’s father was stabbed to death on Sunday. His mother honored his wishes and let him go to school on Tuesday to be with his friends.“I am sure he had a lot on his mind going to school. I had asked him not to go...
  • Whitman against Prop. 23 climate law suspension

    08/04/2010 6:30:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 50 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 8/4/10 | Wyatt Buchanan
    Sacramento - Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman said Wednesday that she probably will vote against a November ballot initiative that would suspend AB32, California's landmark greenhouse gas reduction law. Whitman, appearing on the conservative John and Ken radio show on KFI in Southern California, said, "In all likelihood I will vote no on Prop. 23," adding that she still backs a one-year moratorium that she would impose if elected. Proposition 23 would suspend AB32 until unemployment drops to 5.5 percent or lower for a year. Whitman had been pressed on the issue but had not stated her position on the...
  • Eagle Scout's penalty stands

    05/20/2010 1:05:26 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 107 replies · 2,728+ views
    timesunion.com ^ | 5-20-10 | SCOTT WALDMAN
    Matthew Whalen's suspension will stand. On Wednesday night, the Lansingburgh Central School District board of education rejected Whalen's appeal of the punishment and decided not to expunge the blemish on the record of the Eagle Scout suspended for having a pocketknife in his car while the vehicle was on the grounds of Lansingburgh High School. Whalen received a 20-day suspension in September after he turned over to school administrators a 1 1/2-inch knife that he kept in his glove box as part of a car survival kit. He returned to school in October. Whalen has said he does not know...
  • Middle school student suspended for touching pill

    04/04/2010 7:00:14 PM PDT · by sand lake bar · 34 replies · 1,783+ views
    JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WAVE) - The parents of a Kentuckiana seventh grade student say their young daughter was suspended from school for doing exactly what she's been taught to do for years - to just say no to drugs. ...
  • ESPN suspends PTI's Kornheiser

    02/23/2010 2:19:01 PM PST · by LucyJo · 53 replies · 2,194+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | 2/23/10 | Fox Sports
    ESPN has suspended TV commentator Tony Kornheiser for remarks about fellow ESPN personality Hannah Storm, according to multiple reports Tuesday. Kornheiser, the popular host of the show "Pardon the Interruption," is known for making sports figures the subject of his humorous criticism, but in a recent show he aimed his commentary at Storm's wardrobe.
  • Jesus the Reason for the Suspension

    12/16/2009 7:33:56 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 21 replies · 849+ views
    Creating Orwellian World View ^ | 12/16/09 | alaphiah
    In the spirit of Christmas officials at Lowell M Maxham Elementary School In Taunton Massachusetts apparently believe that Jesus’ death on the cross was violent. Apparently they also believe that someone should be punished for it. So after a 2nd grade teacher asked student’s in class to sketch something that reminded them of Christmas one little 8-year-old boy responded by sketching a picture of Jesus’ death on the Cross as what he was reminded of when he thought of Christmas. (see picture above) (see story) Maxham School principal Rebecca Couet and the 2nd grade teacher, whose name is being withheld,...
  • Dubai World and properties built on sand (one-time darling of business media)

    11/26/2009 8:16:18 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 1,096+ views
    The Times(UK) ^ | 11/26/09 | David Wighton
    November 26, 2009 Dubai World and properties built on sand David Wighton: Business Editor’s commentary The world’s tallest building will open in Dubai in just five weeks’ time and visitors to its observation deck on the 124th floor will be able to look down on the half-finished buildings and empty construction sites that now litter the Gulf emirate. Dubai’s once-booming economy has deflated and its property sector, with its ludicrous architecture and record-breaking buildings, has collapsed. An estimated 400 projects worth more than $300 billion (£180 billion) have been cancelled, shut down or are on a go-slow as developers try...
  • Manny Ramirez will be suspended 50 games for positive drug test

    05/07/2009 9:02:37 AM PDT · by DFG · 6 replies · 985+ views
    LA Times ^ | 05/07/09 | Bill Shaikin and Dylan Hernandez
    Manny Ramirez has tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs and will be suspended 50 games starting today, The Times has learned. The test result and suspension is expected to be announced later today.
  • N. Korea keeps radars off, shies away from rocket launch: officials

    04/04/2009 5:42:45 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 706+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 04/04/09 | Sam Kim
    N. Korea keeps radars off, shies away from rocket launch: officials By Sam Kim SEOUL, April 4 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has set up recording equipment but kept its radars switched off as it refrained Saturday from shooting its rocket on the first day of its official launch window, South Korean officials said. North Korea said earlier in the day through its state media that it had completed its preparations to send a satellite into orbit and would go ahead with the launch "soon." The launch, which Pyongyang professed would come between Saturday and Wednesday, did not occur, prompting neighbors...
  • Phils' Romero denies wrongdoing on eve of suspension ( MLB railroads pitcher)

    01/06/2009 3:31:20 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 11 replies · 673+ views
    Philly. com ^ | January 6, 2009 | Phil Sheridan
    Romero said he went to the store to look for a supplement in July, the time of year he typically starts weight training again. He went to the shelf where his usual supplement was stocked and noticed a new product, 6-OXO Extreme, next to it. Because the familiar supplement required him to take eight large pills a day, he was intrigued by the other product. The Major League Baseball Players' Association has told players that supplements purchased in U.S. retail stores should be safe and within the guidelines of baseball's drug-testing program. The union acknowledged giving that advice in a...
  • Bank shares set 'to be suspended' as Government hammers out &#8356;35bn bail-out of RBS and HBOS

    10/12/2008 9:28:43 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 431+ views
    Bank shares set 'to be suspended' as Government hammers out ₤35bn bail-out of RBS and HBOS By Andrew Leach and Dan Atkinson Last updated at 3:03 PM on 12th October 2008 Banking shares could be suspended tomorrow while the Government agrees a ₤35billion lifeline for some of Britain's biggest banks The Treasury and bank chiefs are understood to be locked in talks today over a bail-out of several household names. Royal Bank of Scotland, HBoS, Lloyds TSB and Barclays, whose share prices and balance sheets have been crushed by the credit crunch, are expected to be first in the queue...
  • McCain has stunning comeback (Obama is not appearing presidential to enough...)

    09/25/2008 9:18:46 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 39 replies · 2,193+ views
    http://news.google.com ^ | September 25, 2008 | By Yael T. Abouhalkah
    After John McCain's bold decision to suspend his campaign, he has stunningly erased a three-point lead and now is tied with Barack Obama at 46-46 in Thursday's Gallup Poll. The poll included interviews taken on Wednesday -- when McCain said he would fly to Washington to work on the bailout bill, suspend his presidential quest and possibly not appear at Friday's scheduled debate. Those were bold decisions, and maybe Americans appreciated them. On the other hand, the Gallup pollsters point out that McCain has been gaining on Obama for days. And interviews on Wednesday did not show any dramatic shift...
  • McCain Suspension Works on Many levels

    09/24/2008 8:12:29 PM PDT · by delapaz · 23 replies · 196+ views
    nixguy.com ^ | 9/24/2008 | nixguy
    That’s my call for now. And at one point I thought this was going to be a boring election year. What a day, let me summarize the reactions. Lefties: It’s a cynical stunt Righties: It’s a cynical stunt… that happens to be in the best interest of the country as a whole. Independents/undecided: ??? - we have no idea how this will play out. I think the move was smart because it works on so many levels. level 1: Politically, McCain makes a move that can easily be seen as putting country first over politics. Even acknowledging that it’s cynical,...
  • Breaking: Obama Refuses to Delay the Debate

    09/24/2008 2:45:34 PM PDT · by tcg · 168 replies · 3,738+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 9/24/08 | Keith A. Fournier
    “In my mind, it’s more important than ever that we present ourselves to the American people and describe where we want to take the country and where we want to take the economy,” said the Democratic candidate for the Presidency, Senator Barack Obama. The statement was given in response to Senator John McCain’s surprising announcement that he had suspended his campaign to focus on the looming financial crisis in America by returning to Washington to help craft and pass emergency legislation. McCain had invited his opponent to join him in returning to Washington to deal with the crisis. He also...
  • BREAKING: John McCain Suspends Campaign to Work on Financial Crisis

    09/24/2008 1:47:03 PM PDT · by tcg · 876+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 9/24/08 | Randy Sly
    “America this week faces an historic crisis in our financial system. We must pass legislation to address this crisis. If we do not, credit will dry up, with devastating consequences for our economy. People will no longer be able to buy homes and their life savings will be at stake. Businesses will not have enough money to pay their employees. If we do not act, ever corner of our country will be impacted. We cannot allow this to happen. “Last Friday, I laid out my proposal and I have since discussed my priorities and concerns with the bill the Administration...
  • Trading in Fannie and Freddie suspended

    09/08/2008 6:56:38 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 31 replies · 174+ views
    FT ^ | 09/08/08 | Alistair Gray
    Trading in Fannie and Freddie suspended By Alistair Gray in New York Published: September 8 2008 13:52 | Last updated: September 8 2008 13:52 Wall Street stocks were poised for a rally on Monday after the US government bail-out of mortgage guarantors Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae raised hopes confidence would return to the financial system. Less than an hour before the opening bell, S&P 500 futures were up 35.2 points at 1276.3. Nasdaq futures were were up 37.2 points at 1807.2, while futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average were up 253 points at 11480. Financials were set to...
  • Saving the Banana Boys

    06/03/2008 11:00:05 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 19 replies · 58+ views
    Campus Report ^ | June 3, 2008 | Deborah Lambert
    Saving the Banana Boys by: Deborah Lambert, June 03, 2008 Some creative high-school seniors at Zion-Benton High school in Waukegan, Illinois recently thought up what they believed to be the perfect harmless prank. To inject some comic relief into the school day, one of them dressed up as a gorilla and chased his pals, dressed as giant bananas, through the school and out the back door. Maybe they should have kept going. The following day, they were all suspended, along with threats of further punishment that included being barred from attending their senior prom—and kept off the stage during graduation....
  • Trading Places

    04/23/2008 9:43:49 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 71+ views
    Campus Report ^ | April 23, 2008 | Deborah Lambert
    Trading Places by: Deborah Lambert, April 23, 2008 Trust the Brits to come up with a dandy educational plan to reduce school exposure to bad behavior addicts. According to Children's Secretary Ed Balls, the plan that calls for a "swap" of unruly kids with good ones has been labeled as "wicked," and prompted teachers to call for "snap strikes over disruptive behavior." To keep suspension numbers as low as possible, the teachers union says that unruly students are spread out over a number of schools. In a talk delivered at the union's annual conference, teachers' union member Susan Jones described...
  • Teen suspended for phone call from Iraq Video

    04/16/2008 8:26:01 PM PDT · by Freeport · 5 replies · 87+ views
    KXAN ^ | 04/14/2008 | N/A
    Link to Video. See: Student suspended for answering call from dad in Iraq