Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Monday, October 30, 2006
Congrats to Chad and Jackie.
Friday, October 27, 2006
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
i'm not what i call a smoker... i do it to keep emma from smoking so much. by far, not a seasoned veteran, so i'm all for banning smoking. issue 4 and issue 5 are related to smoking, and if you want to basically BAN smoking aside from in your house, you want to vote NO!! on issue 4 and YES!! on issue 5.
the way issue 4 is written, as you can see word for word on the link above is "do you want do ban smoking... (you think, yes, i'll vote yes), then as you go on, "EXCEPT in..." and it lists just about everywhere. it is a wordplay hoping that ohioans are idiots who don't read past the first line of the LAW you'd be enacting. so please, read carefully and VOTE on november 7th. thanks.
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Report: Impala to replace Monte Carlo in Cup races.
ESPN.com news services
The most successful car in Nextel Cup racing history is reportedly about to be history.
According to a report in the Charlotte Observer, NASCAR has given General Motors permission to phase out the Monte Carlo SS, which has the most Cup wins of any model with 400, and replace it with the Impala SS. Sources told the Observer an Impala SS built by Hendrick Motorsports will be unveiled at the official announcement Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The Impala SS will run in 16 races next season and will only be used in Cup competition, according to the Observer, because it will serve as Chevrolet's version of NASCAR's "car of tomorrow." In races not using the "car of tomorrow," teams will still run Monte Carlos.
The first Monte Carlo in Cup competition was on the pole for the 1971 World 600 at what is now Lowe's Motor Speedway.
Friday, October 20, 2006
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Monday, October 16, 2006
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
October 3, 2006
A Denver-area man filed a lawsuit today against a member of the Secret Service for causing him to be arrested after he approached Vice President Dick Cheney in Beaver Creek this summer and criticized him for his policies concerning Iraq.
Attorney David Lane said that on June 16, Steve Howards was walking his 7-year-old son to a piano practice, when he saw Cheney surrounded by a group of people in an outdoor mall area, shaking hands and posing for pictures with several people.
According to the lawsuit filed at U.S. District Court in Denver, Howards and his son walked to about two-to-three feet from where Cheney was standing, and said to the vice president, "I think your policies in Iraq are reprehensible," or words to that effect, then walked on.
Ten minutes later, according to Howards' lawsuit, he and his son were walking back through the same area, when they were approached by Secret Service agent Virgil D. "Gus" Reichle Jr., who asked Howards if he had "assaulted" the vice president. Howards denied doing so, but was nonetheless placed in handcuffs and taken to the Eagle County Jail.
The lawsuit states that the Secret Service agent instructed that Howards should be issued a summons for harassment, but that on July 6 the Eagle County District Attorney's Office dismissed all charges against Howards.
The lawsuit filed today alleges that Howards was arrested in retaliation for having exercised his First Amendment right of free speech, and that his arrest violated his Fourth Amendment protection against unlawful seizure.
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Last Interception Pool
These are the things that happen to you when you're the quarterback at luckless Buffalo: Just when it looks like you've won The Dash's prestigious LIP, along comes a new competitor who sneaks into the competition through the back door.
Duke's Thaddeus Lewis (30) and Texas A&M's Stephen McGee (31) took themselves out of the LIP running by throwing their first picks of the year, leaving Buffalo's Drew Willy (32) as the apparent champion while enjoying a bye week. But up pops Ball State freshman Nate Davis (33), whose 38 passes against Northern Illinois in his first full-time duty of the season gave him enough attempts to be eligible for the NCAA pass efficiency rankings. Davis has not been picked off in 77 collegiate throws. Willy has thrown 41 more times without an oskie, but he doesn't have the title yet.
Now comes the potential for an epic conclusion -- LIP Bowl I, if you will. In a bit of reality drama that "American Idol" wishes it could summon, Willy and Davis will play head-to-head Saturday -- Ball State at Buffalo, 1 p.m. ET kickoff. The Dash will be (the only human) breathlessly monitoring play-by-play from UB Stadium to see whether an LIP champion is crowned.