Archive for October 4th, 2018

Runyon’s Ear

Runyon’s Ear

on October 4, 2018, 9:14 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, October 4, 2017, a date celebrated by Colorado-trained newspaper men and women of a certain age — such as myself — with a tip of the fedora, a swig of Coors at the stroke of noon, and nostalgic and stilted tough-guy lingo. On this day in 1880, the great Damon Runyon was born. His hometown was […]

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Treating the Court as a Political Branch

Treating the Court as a Political Branch

on October 4, 2018, 8:02 AM / in Opinion

By Andrew P. Napolitano Harsh winds are blowing on Capitol Hill. The hoped-for and feared clash between Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh and his principal accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, has come and gone, with all of its calculated and spontaneous outbursts, as well as gut-wrenching emotion. Dr. Ford subjected herself to the public humiliation of revealing an intimate and horrific event, […]

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The News from Real Clear Politics….. October 4th 2018

on October 4, 2018, 7:53 AM / in National News

More Independents in the Senate — Please. A.B. Stoddard writes that the confirmation process of Brett Kavanaugh is just another example of the divide in Congress that impedes healthy governance — a divide that independents can help bridge. Gingrich: GOP Needs a 2018 Contract With America. Adele Malpass reviews the former speaker’s latest book, which urges Republican candidates to run […]

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Events aim to support piece of city’s history

Events aim to support piece of city’s history

on October 4, 2018, 7:52 AM / in Announcements, State News

By MIKE CHRISTEN  |  The Columbia Daily Herald As the hot summer months give way to cooler days, the Athenaeum Rectory, a historic site and museum located near downtown Columbia, will benefit from two events tied to the month’s spooky spirit. A tour by candlelight On Saturday, Oct. 6, the more than 150-year-old building will open its doors at night […]

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What else did you expect?

What else did you expect?

on October 4, 2018, 7:47 AM / in Bedtime Stories
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Fight Over Kavanaugh Proves Supreme Court Has Become Too Powerful

Fight Over Kavanaugh Proves Supreme Court Has Become Too Powerful

on October 4, 2018, 7:37 AM / in Opinion

COMMENTARY BY Kim Holmes  |   The Daily Signal The stakes are high—very high. The confirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been a battle royale. But why should one government official’s position be so existentially important? Yes, control of the Supreme Court hangs in the balance, but that raises the question as to why the court itself is […]

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7 South Carolina officers shot, 1 fatally

on October 4, 2018, 7:28 AM / in State News

  A Florence, South Carolina, police officer was killed and six other law enforcement officers were shot on Wednesday. The first three were shot as sheriff’s deputies attempted to serve a search warrant, and the others were wounded trying to render aid. The suspect reportedly had barricaded himself inside the home, holding children hostage. Authorities said the suspect had been […]

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White House sends FBI’s Kavanaugh interviews to Senate

on October 4, 2018, 7:22 AM / in National News

The White House sent the FBI’s report on sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to the Senate early Thursday, saying it was “fully confident” that nothing in the interview summaries would derail Kavanaugh’s confirmation. The White House provided no details on the contents of the report. The FBI reportedly interviewed nine people out of 10 they contacted […]

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The Game Continues…. Grassley to Ford’s Attorneys: Turn Over the Evidence

on October 4, 2018, 7:20 AM / in National News

by  R. Cort Kirkwood Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has demanded that Christine Blasey Ford’s attorneys turn over all “material evidence relevant to [her] allegations” against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The demand went to Ford’s leftist attorneys in light of the latest declaration, from a former boyfriend, that undermines Ford’s testimony to the committee on Thursday. The boyfriend […]

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USMCA: A NAFTA Reboot?

USMCA: A NAFTA Reboot?

on October 4, 2018, 7:16 AM / in International News, National News

Written by  Christian Gomez Heralded as a “big win” for President Trump, the newly negotiated NAFTA replacement, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) appears to have all the earmarks of Obama-era trade agreements, as former Obama officials see stark similarities. “Throughout the campaign I promised to renegotiate NAFTA, and today we have kept that promise,” Trump said from the Rose Garden on Monday, as […]

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Family of Susan Clements thanks search teams after week long effort in Smokies

Family of Susan Clements thanks search teams after week long effort in Smokies

on October 4, 2018, 7:11 AM / in State News

Travis Dorman, Knoxville News Sentinel The family of Mitzie Sue “Susan” Clements, whose body was found in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park late Tuesday afternoon, a week after she disappeared while hiking with her daughter, issued a statement Wednesday. “I want to specifically thank the National Park Service for their incredible efforts. The cooperation shown between more than 50 agencies was amazing, […]

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JMCSS Board Chair releases statement; urges unity for funding

on October 4, 2018, 7:04 AM / in Local News

Jackson-Madison County School Board Chairman Kevin Alexander released a statement to local media on Wednesday urging unity on the board ahead of Thursday’s meeting. Alexander’s statement is posted below: In recent days, I have heard from several asking why I agreed to so many agenda items at one time and secondly as to why the urgency to address them now? […]

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A perspective on History

A perspective on History

on October 4, 2018, 6:57 AM / in Opinion

Special thanks to The Federal Observer

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Transgender policy studied in Georgia school assault case

on October 4, 2018, 6:48 AM / in National News, State News

We can not imagine the depth of stupidity of any agency to push this issue any further… but hell this is the United States Government and they have decided to jump into social issues no matter what the states think. WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department said Wednesday that it is investigating whether a Georgia school district’s policy allowing transgender […]

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Gov. Bill Haslam pardons 5 for decades-old crimes, including former Knoxville councilman

Gov. Bill Haslam pardons 5 for decades-old crimes, including former Knoxville councilman

on October 4, 2018, 6:39 AM / in State News

Travis Dorman, Knoxville News Sentinel Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam issued his second round of pardons Tuesday as he prepares to leave the governor’s mansion in January. Haslam granted executive clemency to five people who were convicted of crimes in Tennessee decades ago. The pardons do not wipe convictions from criminal records, but they can enable expungement or the restoration of rights in the […]

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Merriweather challenging Jones’ 10-year plan for JMCSS

Merriweather challenging Jones’ 10-year plan for JMCSS

on October 4, 2018, 6:34 AM / in Local News

Shaking the race tree once more….  By Brandon Shields, Jackson Sun Morris Merriweather said he is greatly concerned going into Thursday’s Jackson-Madison County School Board meeting. “I’m worried there’s about to be a racial divide in this city,” said Merriweather, one of five new school board members elected in August. “And we need to make sure every child in this city and […]

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Time To Review

Time To Review

on October 4, 2018, 6:04 AM / in Religion

Certainly every man at his best state is but vapor. —Psalm 39:5 At the age of 64, British novelist William Somerset Maugham decided that he had better write his autobiography, even though his health was still good. He did so and titled it The Summing Up. But why sum up your life at 64? “An occasional glance at the obituary […]

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Quote for Today

on October 4, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

I never give them hell. I just tell the truth, and they think it is hell. Harry S. Truman Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was the 33rd President of the United States (1945–1953). The final running mate of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944, Truman succeeded to the presidency on April 12, 1945, when Roosevelt died […]

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October 4th in History

October 4th in History

on October 4, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 88 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Amun St. Francis of Assisi Saint Petronius of Bologna October 4 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) This is Cinnamon Roll Day or kanelbullens dag (Sweden), Day of Peace and Reconciliation […]

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