Saturday, April 2, 2011

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From war to crime to political disputes, conflicts dominate the news. When the dust settles, people hunger for peace. But without 10,000 small acts that build peace, conflict too easily returns.
Peace isn't just the absence of war

The American Civil war began 150 years ago this month when Confederate forces attacked Fort Sumter (April 12, 1861).
Two authors discuss Missouri's Civil war history

Israel Saturday called on the U.N. to cancel a report which said it had committed war crimes during its December 2008-January 2009 Gaza offensive, after its author said he may have been wrong.
Israel urges U.N. to cancel Gaza war crimes report

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Ohio State 7, Northwestern 2
college sports results, schedule

Most student-athletes find making the transition from high school to college sports to be a daunting experience for a variety of reasons.
Salem grad adjusting to indoors

Pat Forde, a national college sports columnist for ESPN.com, speaks with Michele Norris about some of the embarrassing stories coming out in college sports.
college sports Takes A Few Hits

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Kyrie Irving, Derrick Williams and Harrison Barnes are all considering their NBA futures, whether in the draft this June or in 2012. They are the top American prospects and yet, despite their promising pro careers, all three are envious of Kemba Walker, Brandon Knight and Terrence Jones, who enter the closing weekend in Houston with more college basketball to play.
Ian Thomsen: NBA execs talk Final Four prospects

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Friday, April 1, 2011

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conservative commentator Ann Coulter shrugged off a few hecklers and took aim at liberals and President Barack Obama during her University of Wyoming speech intended to counterbalance an appearance at the school last year by a former 1960s radical.
Coulter brings conservative rebuttal to Wyoming

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Sarah palin said she was "through whining about a liberal press" last week, but evidently she's not done whining about the conservative press. The Daily Caller's Chris Moody contacted palin for a response to reports that her reality show, Sarah palin's Alaska, got $1.2 million in state tax credits. palin demanded that Moody print her entire 650-word response to the news. And he did--but only on ...
Sarah palin Is Definitely Not Done Whining About the Press

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Good news travels fast. But news of disaster seems to travel much faster.
Natural disaster News in the Digital Age

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college sports fans, including "the Auburn nation," are fired up about a national sports show's story on "pay for play."
Former Auburn players say received cash

When it comes to college sports and drug testing, policies are as varied as the schools themselves.
AP Survey: college Drug-Testing All Over The Map

Wenatchee Valley college box scores
Scoreboard: Community college sports

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Thursday, March 31, 2011

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NFL owners will pay $177 million on Thursday to complete their contributions to the player benefits program for the 2010 season. That payment will bring the total amount funded by the 32 teams for 2010 to $245 million. It is a payment the league has made by the end of March each year under its collective bargaining agreement with the NFL Players Association.
NFL making player benefits payments

In the flurry of information coming from NFL ownership, it's easy to forget it's a lockout, not a strike. Back in January, Bill Maher posited that what makes the NFL successful is a socialist attitude �towards sharing the wealth among its franchises.While we can assure him now that the NFL is very much a capitalist venture, there is another way the NFL resembles the former Soviet Union. The NFL ...
NFL Lockout: Don't Believe Everything You Hear

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Politics / Sports

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TRENTON - Gov. christie delivered a familiar message at a town-hall meeting in Hammonton on Tuesday when he told an admiring crowd, "We're cutting spending again this year by 2.6 percent in the budget I proposed."
Does christie budget cut spending? That depends . . .

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One hundred fifty years ago next month, Confederate militiamen opened fire on Fort Sumter, in South Carolina, in the first battle of what was to become the Civil war. It was to be fought in 10,000 places, costing the lives of more Americans than any other war. The process of understanding what took place, of wrestling with its implications, has ...
Burns documentary reissued for Civil war anniversary

As the world's attention is focused on the conflict in Libya, another African country -- the Ivory Coast on Africa's west coast -- may be sliding toward another bloody civil war, according to observers who keep a close eye on warring factions there.
Shades of civil war seen in Ivory Coast

With the war on AIDS nearing its 30th anniversary, the UN on Thursday declared "a moment of truth" had come for new strategies to address the campaign's failures and brake costs that were now unsustainable.
After 30 years, war on AIDS at 'moment of truth'

AMONG THE factors leading to the French and Dutch rejections of the European constitution last week, none looms more ominously than the nightmare of antagonism between ''the West" and Islam. Many Europeans fear a rising tide of green, both within the continent and from outside it. Where once communists threatened, now Muslims do. A new wall is being built.
The war against Islam

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Sarah palin said she was "through whining about a liberal press" last week, but evidently she's not done whining about the conservative press. The Daily Caller's Chris Moody contacted palin for a response to reports that her reality show, Sarah palin's Alaska, got $1.2 million in state tax credits. palin demanded that Moody print her entire 650-word response to the news. And he did--but only on ...
Sarah palin Is Definitely Not Done Whining About the Press

Don't believe the hype. Sarah palin , despite rumors to the contrary, won't be making a major announcement about her political future this Friday, sources tell Fox News.
palin Presidential Announcement an April Fool's Joke

With the Middle East in chaos and the price of oil soaring, President Barack Obama decided that it was time for another speech on energy policy. The proposals in the speech were reasonable, but the reality, as Sarah palin points out, is wide of the rhetoric.
Barack Obama, Sarah palin Argue Over Energy Policy

Sarah palin cartoon draws attention from readers, some of whom love it, others, not so much
Sarah palin: A cartoon imagining her administration isn't funny to everyone

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

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A prominent D.C. couple is purchasing the much-loved independent bookstore.
politics and Prose has found a buyer

Rolling coverage of all the day's developments including prime minister's questions at midday 10.16am: A few weeks ago, after a story emerged about David Cameron telling journalists during an off-the-record briefing about the Foreign Office paying "bribes" to get Britons out of Libya (you can find it here, but you have to scroll down), a reader asked how these off-the-record briefings actually ...
politics blog + PMQS - live

Washington bookstore politics and Prose has found a buyer for the 27-year-old city institution and a key stop for writers from Bill Clinton to J.K. Rowling.
Former reporters to buy politics and Prose in DC

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tea party supporters can now root for their cause on the racetrack. Theteaparty.net has announced that a NASCAR vehicle will be sponsored by the organization.
tea party group sponsors NASCAR 'We the People' truck through 2012

The Senate majority leader warns mainstream GOPers: Ditch the tea party or face government shutdown.
Harry Reid: tea party to Blame for Budget Stalemate

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Softball HCCC at Fulton-Montgomery CC, 3. Utica at SUNYIT (DH), 3:30. Baseball Cortland St. at SUNYIT, 3. Men's lacrosse SUNY Oneonta at Hamilton, 4.
college sports schedule for March 29

WVC box scores
Scoreboard: Community college sports

Beware: Broome County health officials are warning local restaurants about a scam in which people... - 7:05 pm BINGHAMTON -- There's a table waiting for you downtown.
college sports: Broome CC presents new tennis lineup

The college sports system is broken, and it's time to start from scratch.
Greedy NCAA still exploiting athletes

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

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NFL players are defending their decision to disband the union, saying employers cannot force workers to unionize, and dissolution is "not akin to turning off a light switch."
NFL players: Lockout causing 'irreparable harm'

NFL players are suffering "irreparable harm" because of the lack of offseason programs and free-agent signing period, according to a legal briefing filed Monday by plaintiffs attempted to lift the league's lockout.
NFL players criticize league in lawsuit

Four former NFL players, including Hall of Fame defensive end Carl Eller, sued the NFL on Monday in hope of joining current players in their antitrust fight against the league and halting the lockout.
APNewsBreak: Former NFL players join lockout fight

A New York judge says the NFL must be limited in how much money it can recover when injured NFL players receive state workers' compensation awards. Judge Paul Crotty wrote in a decision Friday that the NFL sometimes wants to recover more money than it is entitled to receive to offset its salary and benefits expenses for injured players.
NY judge limits NFL in workers comp cases

The NFL and Roger Goodell may have their draft day Kodak moment, after all. The players' association will not have an alternative event go head-to-head against the NFL on the first night of the draft, although the union - technically now a trade association - has said that it prefers that prospects not attend the televised affair at Radio City Music Hall.
NFL Players Association won't hold draft event to compete with NFL

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More than two weeks after disaster hit, the country is still struggling to get the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant under control, distribute aid and keep the economy moving
Japan's Nuclear disaster: Radiation at Fukushima Daiichi

When disaster strikes, like the Japan and Haiti earthquakes, tsunamis, nuclear reactor meltdown, the Gulf oil spill, house fires and other hazards, the first thought is physical safety. But what about mental health and PTSD concerns?
Mental and Emotional Health Resources for disaster Victims

If disaster strikes, would you be able to survive three days before help arrives?
disaster training helps Dan River Region prepare for worst

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Monday, March 28, 2011

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Baseball: Oswego State vs. SUNYIT at DeLutis Field, 4 p.m. Loading commenting interface...
college sports schedules for March 28

Paul Weston fired an even-par 72 to finish in a three-way tie for first place and lead Swarthmore to a second-place finish in the McDaniel Spring Invitational golf tournament Sunday afternoon at the Bridges Golf Club near Gettysburg.
college sports: Weston leads Swarthmore to 2nd-place finish

That's it, folks. The poll is closed, the voting is over and Madison, Wisconsin, home of the University of Wisconsin, is America's Best college sports Town. Go nuts Badgers! After seven days of voting in the Final Four and nearly 66,000 votes cast, Madison emerged victorious with 35 percent of the vote. Morgantown, West Virginia, wasn't far behind [...]
Madison, Wisconsin, Is America's Best college sports Town

Minium, Strayer (4), Armstrong (5), Fathalikhani (6), Dezse (7) and Ressell, Solomon (7); Hoenshell, Medina (8), Messmore (9) and Rodriguez. W : Dezse.
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palin faces one opponent who could steal conservative votes, and the other her celebrity spotlight.
Trump and Bachmann crowd palin's space

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If Sarah palin is going to run for the Republican U.S. presidential nomination in 2012, she is sure going about it her own way.
palin takes own tack in US presidential prelude

It is often one thing to see bad poll numbers. They can be shrugged off.
Sarah palin Sees More Presidential Polling Bad News

Sarah palin posted a long message on her Facebook page that was a meditation on how a conservative in public life deals with a hostile, biased media. The advice that she is giving to herself is, for the most part, sound.
Sarah palin Calls Bill Maher 'an Annoying Little Mosquito'

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LeBron James had 33 points and 10 rebounds, Chris Bosh added 31 points and 12 rebounds, and Dwyane Wade shook off a bruised tailbone to finish with 30 points and 11 boards as the Miami Heat beat the Houston Rockets 125-119 on Sunday for their eighth win in nine games. It was the first time since February 1961, when Oscar Robertson, Jack Twyman and Wayne Embry -- Hall of Famers all -- did it for...
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OAKLAND, Calif., March 27 (UPI) -- Monta Ellis and David Lee combined for 70 points Sunday, igniting the Golden State Warriors' 114-104 victory over Washington.
NBA: Golden State 114, Washington 104

OKLAHOMA CITY, March 27 (UPI) -- Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook scored 28 points Sunday and the Thunder clinched a playoff berth with a 99-90 decision over Portland.
NBA: Oklahoma City 99, Portland 90

MINNEAPOLIS, March 27 (UPI) -- Paul Pierce scored 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter Sunday, allowing the Boston Bruins to salvage a 85-82 victory over Minnesota.
NBA: Boston 85, Minnesota 82

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

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palin faces one opponent who could steal conservative votes, and the other her celebrity spotlight.
Trump and Bachmann crowd palin's space

Sarah palin posted a long message on her Facebook page that was a meditation on how a conservative in public life deals with a hostile, biased media. The advice that she is giving to herself is, for the most part, sound.
Sarah palin Calls Bill Maher 'an Annoying Little Mosquito'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If Sarah palin is going to run for the Republican U.S. presidential nomination in 2012, she is sure going about it her own way.
palin takes own tack in US presidential prelude

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Canadians to head to the polls in early May. Harper warns economic recovery still fragile, Ignatieff shrugs off coalition talk.
conservative government falls on confidence vote

Canada's 40th Parliament comes to an end as Opposition parties vote down the government and set the stage for a federal election.
conservative government falls in non-confidence vote

conservative Leader Stephen Harper urged voters to send the party to the House of Commons with a majority government.
Harper asks voters for majority

A conservative former U.S. diplomat is set to testify at an ex-CIA agent's perjury trial.
conservative ex-diplomat testifies in perjury case

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On one hand, American politics needs a dose of civility: Mute the polarizing rhetoric, learn to respect the other side while disagreeing passionately, pack up the permanent campaigns that make it almost impossible to compromise.
In Philadelphia, panels of pundits discuss civility in politics

Political trivia questions from the Fix.
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By NICOLE DEBEVEC United Press International The 2012 general election may be about 20 months away, but handicappers already are calling nine states critical to the U.S. Senate and presidential race.
politics 2012: What's not in play?

It's hot in Sacramento in the summer. Yes, I know, it's a dry heat. But 113 degrees? Hot. I was standing in Capitol Park with a crowd of women, sweating under the summer sun. We were waiting to hear a woman speak -�the first woman in American history to be nominated for national office by a major political party - Geraldine A. Ferraro.
Negotiating politics - Remembering Geraldine Ferraro

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