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Thursday, February 08, 2007

Catholic League president points out anti-Catholic views of ...

The Catholic League chief, who keeps an eye out for anti-Catholicism in the American public forum, pointed out that both Amanda Marcotte, Edwards new Blogmaster and Melissa McEwan, who will be his new Netroots Coordinator have histories of posting offensive comments against the Pope and the Church online. John Edwards is a decent man who has had his campaign tarnished by two anti-Catholic vulgar trash-talking bigots, Donohue said, He has no choice but to fire them immediately. As evidence, Donohue found a post by Marcotte on the Pandagon blogsite from December 26th, 2006, in which she claims that the Catholic stance on life issues is a plan to gain more money. The Catholic church is not about to let something like compassion for girls get in the way of using the state as an instrument to force women to bear more tithing Catholics, Marcotte writes.

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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

GCSAA National Championship and Golf Classic set for Florida

2007 GCSAA National Championship & Golf Classic presented in partnership with The Toro Co.They don't call Palm Springs the "golf capital of the world" for nothing, and the upcoming Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) National Championship and Golf Classic is just one more event to come to Southern California. .

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Sunday, February 04, 2007

Don't think Stanley Cup-champion Carolina and GM Jim Rutherford ...

OTTAWA -- The Carolina Hurricanes met with President George W. Bush at the White House on Friday and accepted congratulations for winning the Stanley Cup last June. Ideally, they'd like to make a return trip to Washington next winter. As the race for the post-season heats up, the Hurricanes have been largely overlooked by almost all the NHL experts as potential repeat champions, but don't think for a second GM Jim Rutherford isn't gearing up for another run. He doesn't get nearly enough credit for the work he's done with Carolina and don't be surprised if he makes another big move at -- or before -- the Feb. 27 trade deadline to try and put the Hurricanes over the top. Last year, Rutherford brought in veteran centre Doug Weight from St. Louis and Pittsburgh winger Mark Recchi during the final few months to give the Hurricanes the push they needed.

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Friday, February 02, 2007

Aberdeen: Disc golf tournament Saturday

The 11th annual disc golf competition, the Frozen Tundra Challenge, is Saturday at the Richmond Lake Recreation Area, 10 miles northwest of Aberdeen. Registration is from 10 to 11 a.m. with a tee-off time of 11:30 a.m. The first 25 entrants will receive a commemorative disc. A free chili feed will follow the competition. The entry fee is $12 per player plus a donation of two cans of nonperishable food, which will be donated to The Salvation Army food bank. Participants will play one round of 18 holes. Prizes will be awarded to the top three players and the one closest to the pin. The tournament is sponsored by the Aberdeen Area Disc Golf Association and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks. A park entrance vehicle license is required.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Size of gear, not the goal, needs change League considers ...

It's not getting as much attention as dislikes of the current NHL schedule, next season's new uniforms or what to do about the ridiculous All-Star Game, but the issue of possibly going with larger nets is bubbling just below the surface. Hey, guys, don't make another mistake. The league is closer to making a change than you might think. It already tried larger goals at a research-and-development camp prior to the start of last season, as well as in a rookie tournament that included players from Toronto, Florida and Montreal. The difference from the current 6-foot wide by 4-foot high nets is an increase from 6-8 inches higher and wider, with the possibility of angled posts so shots that strike iron would have a better chance of caroming into the net instead of bouncing out.

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Monday, January 29, 2007

Lysacek nails quad in US championship; world spotlight awaits

SPOKANE, Wash. - Even during the years when he fell short of his goals, Evan Lysacek was a dutiful student, observing the world's top men's figure skaters while working on his chance to break into the spotlight. "You can't be a leader in the sport by skating hesitant," Lysacek said Saturday night after winning his first U.S. men's title. "I was trying to learn from Evgeny Plushenko, learn from Stephane Lambiel." Plushenko, the 2006 Olympic champion from Russia, and Turin Games silver medalist Lambiel of Switzerland, have been the gold standard in men's figure skating the past few years, winning five of the past six world championships. A two-time world bronze medalist, Lysacek is ready to prove he belongs up there, too. Saturday night at the Spokane Arena, he dominated the men's event at nationals, scoring 248.88 total points to silver medalist Ryan Bradley's 219.21 and bronze medalist Johnny Weir's 213.20.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

JUMBO DUAL TIMER DC100

Large electronic 1" digit display for easy reading. It has two line display count down timer and clock is ideal for intramural sports, wrestling, basketball, typing tests, lab experiments and more. Sets from 24 hours down to 1 second. Time-out feature with extra loud alarm. INCLUDES: 12/24 hour clock. 3.75" x 5 .5". Dual jumbo 1" display, loud alarm signals time is up, 24 hour countup/countdown with 1 second resolution, dual memory, table top or wall mount design.

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Shetland pony champion praised

HONORARY life membership of the South and West Wales Shetland Group was bestowed on Shetland Society president Anna Stevens at the group's annual meeting. The award was made in recognition of years of hard work and dedication to the Shetland pony, and presented by group chairman Charles Seward. The South and West Wales Shetland Group promotes the welfare and profile of Shetland Ponies in Wales and stages shows three times a year, along with social evenings, lectures and stud visits. A quarterly newsletter offers help and advice and includes updates on coming events and show dates as well as a variety of items on the breed. Further information from group secretary Sandra Seward on 01267 275485. Junior members are also very welcome. .

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