Thursday, January 31, 2008
It says primary pupils as young as four should be familiarised with the idea of same-sex couples to help combat homophobic attitudes.
Teachers should attempt to avoid assumptions that pupils will have a conventional family background, it urges.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
I had no luck opening these two links, Maybe they will open later.
The large number of states holding elections on February 5 could shorten the period between the first caucus in Iowa, on January 3, 2008, and the de facto selection of a party's nominee to just a few weeks
On which premise no one should stake even his subprime mortgage. But boy, oh, boy, this Clinton-Obama thing, expanded now to compass the Kennedys and their mystique, must strike Republicans as the work of Providence.
Our long, long, long presidential campaign is producing clarifications. Extended exposure to the candidates and their campaigns shows us things not generally in view before, say, Bill Clinton jumped in swinging at Barack Obama and slugged his wife -- purely an accident! -- on the chin.
Prosecutors believe Tyrone Spellman pummeled Alayiah Turman, cracking her skull several times, while her pregnant mother napped in another room in September 2006.
Jurors rejected arguments that Spellman confessed to protect the mother and convicted him of third-degree murder and child endangerment. He was acquitted of first-degree murder. He could be sentenced to about 23 to 47 years in prison.
Heavy snows in recent days have stalled shipments of food and fuel, complicating authorities' efforts to combat a spike in inflation.
The accidental breakthrough came during an experiment originally intended to suppress the obese man's appetite, using the increasingly successful technique of deep-brain stimulation.
The Romney camp frames the memo as a top-10 list of McCain’s “attacks” on Republicans. It could also be called “10 instances over the last eight years when McCain got angry or lost his cool.”
Oh, and the missive pays special attention to McCain’s use of four-letter words that are not H-E-double-hockey-sticks.
The telephone poll of likely voters in the Florida Republican Primary Election was conducted by Mitchell Interactive, an East Lansing, Michigan and Washington, DC based national political polling and market research company. The survey of 964 likely Republican Presidential Primary voters has a margin of error of +-3.16% at the 95% level of confidence
Our prophet had a beautiful daughter in law Zainab, wife of his adopted son known as Zaid Bin Mohammed. One morning he walked into her room looking for his son and ran into her while she was just waking up and was still in her birthday suit. He liked what he saw. To make a long story short , she was in his bed within a few days.
33.37 “We gave her ( Zaid’s wife ) in marriage to thee, so that there should not be any fault in the believers, touching wives of their adopted sons”.
Flor Crisostomo, 28, who paid a smuggler to drive her across the U.S. border in 2000, spurned a deportation order Monday and moved into Adalberto United Methodist Church.
Crisostomo hopes her actions send a message similar to Elvira Arellano, who became a beacon of hope for millions of illegal immigrants and a lightning rod for those who saw her brazen refusal to leave the U.S. as proof of lax enforcement.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
And not by relying solely on water-cooler chat and subjective judgments but by also looking at rock-hard data on teacher performance.
Such common-sense thinking has led Chancellor Joel Klein & Co. to undertake a pilot project to measure and track teachers' results - based on their students' test scores.
The idea is revolutionary for city schools, but even baby steps in this direction could do a world of good for kids.
(01-28) 04:00 PST Washington -- Sen. Barack Obama easily won the African American vote in South Carolina, but to woo California Latinos, where he is running 3-to-1 behind rival Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, he is taking a giant risk: spotlighting his support for the red-hot issue of granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.
It's a huge issue for Latinos, who want them. It's also a huge issue for the general electorate, which most vehemently does not. Obama's stand could come back to haunt him not only in a general election, but with other voters in California, where driver's licenses for illegal immigrants helped undo former Gov. Gray Davis.
Clinton stumbled into that minefield in a debate last fall and quickly backed off. First she suggested a New York proposal for driver's licenses for illegal immigrants might be reasonable. Then she denied endorsing the idea, and later came out against them.
Monday, January 28, 2008
Glad to hear it. A stimulus may not work exactly as expected, but it's worth a try. Americans are overtaxed as it is, and anything that gets more of their tax dollars back into their hands is a good thing. And if they spend what they get, it'll be good for the economy.
The incident occurred at a public school in the eastern suburbs in term four last year.
It followed another episode at the same school involving three other students who turned in creative writing assignments featuring a fictional "drug island" and football stars Ben Cousins and Andrew Johns, who were involved in public drug battles.
23219 (Richmond, VA), pop. 2,410: 20.4%
83346 (Oakley, ID), pop. 1,312: 13.8%
93272 (Tipton, CA), pop. 2,931: 12.8%
95962 (CA), pop. 1,512: 11.7%
10952 (Monsey, NY), pop. 31,947: 11.2%
44115 (Cleveland, OH), pop. 8,186: 10.8%
83355 (Wendell, ID), pop. 4,907: 10.0%
84604 (Provo, UT), pop. 48,492: 9.5%
11219 (NY), pop. 85,987: 9.3%
84004 (Alpine, UT), pop. 7,576: 9.2%
"We can't trust who he's going to put on the court," she says of McCain. When I ask Buchanan if McCain is a real conservative, she replies with the words one conservative reserves for another when talking about a 'squishy' Republican: "He's not one of us."
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Obama is being forced into the position of being the black candidate.
Before each general session, GOP and Democratic leaders in the House and Senate sit down separately with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints special affairs committee, a group made up of church general authorities, church public relations officials and their lobbyists, to discuss any items on the minds of both legislators and church leaders.
House Minority Whip David Litvack, D-Salt Lake, said the Democrats' meeting with church officials brought up several issues, but the immigration discussion was the most touching for him personally.
"Russian and foreign research data confirm that global temperatures in 2007 were practically similar to those in 2006, and, in general, identical to 1998-2006 temperatures, which, basically, means that the Earth passed the peak of global warming in 1998-2005,"
We're reminded of that story listening to Barack Obama protest his treatment by the now ex-President Clinton on behalf of his wanna-be-President wife. "You know the former President, who I think all of us have a lot of regard for, has taken his advocacy on behalf of his wife to a level that I think is pretty troubling," Mr. Obama told a TV interviewer.
On the Republican side, the ultimate outcome is far from clear. Messrs. McCain, Romney and Giuliani are still serious candidates, and while Mr. Huckabee would like to be, his lack of a national organization and his policy beliefs (a national sales tax, limiting free trade) and his history of raising taxes as governor of Arkansas are unlikely to appeal to most Americans.
When the Puget Sound Blood Center announced last week that Western Washington's blood supply was at emergency levels, some people responded with frustration at the stringent requirements that deny about 6 percent of those who try to donate blood.
The digital book, re-telling the classic story, was rejected by judges who warned that "the use of pigs raises cultural issues".
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
But gaining a fat bank account trumps all of those weighty feelings, according to the magazine's Feb. 12 issue, which hits newsstands tomorrow.
This election year brings a major adjustment in the vision of the electorate, from a group of voters who had vivid memories of the first landing on the moon to those whose horizon is far different.
The median age of voters in the 2008 presidential election will be about 44...
Jay Grodner, the Chicago lawyer who keyed a Marine's car in anger because the car had military plates and a Marine insignia, finally got his day in court last week.Grodner pleaded guilty in a Chicago courtroom packed with former Marines. Some had Marine pins on their coats, or baseball jackets with the Marine insignia. They didn't yellor call him names. They came to support Marine Sgt. Michael McNulty, whose car Grodner defaced in December, but who couldn't attend because he's preparing for his second tour in Iraq.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
It is not terribly hard to figure out why Chavez would donate a few million dollars in heating oil to Kennedy’s Citizens Energy Corp. Just look at the P.R. it is buying him.