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2008-07-11 18:00:20

The New England Cable & Telecommunications Association, Inc. (NECTA) and their Board of Directors recently announced that AmericanLife TV Network(TM) (www.americanlifetv.com), the cable network devoted to the Baby Boomer generation, will receive the NECTA Chairman's Public Service Award in the category of Programmer: News and Information, Single Event/Special Feature/Segment.for their TV documentary, "Poverty in America." The award will be presented on July 17, during the NECTA Convention...

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2007-09-28 12:35:00

WASHINGTON - Satellite photos showing the disappearance of villages and a buildup of army camps offer what researchers say is potential evidence of human rights abuses in Myanmar, the scene of bloody anti-government protests that have drawn tens of thousands of demonstrators. At least nine people were killed in Myanmar on Thursday, when soldiers with automatic rifles fired into the crowds. Troops in riot gear also raided Buddhist monasteries on the outskirts of Yangon and beat and arrested...

2006-07-06 17:09:53

By Allan Dowd CASTLEGAR, British Columbia (Reuters) - Three decades after they fled the United States to avoid the Vietnam War, a small group of former draft dodgers gathered in Canada on Thursday, more convinced than ever that their anti-war stand was right. The start of the four-day "Our Way Home" conference in Castlegar, in southeastern British Columbia, coincided by chance with a White House meeting on Thursday between President George Bush and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen...

2006-06-24 16:00:00

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sermons, books, notes and speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be spared the auction block next week because the civil rights icon's alma mater, Morehouse College in Atlanta, has bought them. Sotheby's auction house had estimated the value of the collection at up to $30 million ahead of the auction that had been set for Friday, some five months after the death of King's widow, Coretta Scott King. King's heirs had tried to sell it to the...

2006-03-25 07:52:32

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - Freed Christian peace campaigner Norman Kember flew home to Britain on Saturday following his dramatic dawn rescue by special forces soldiers after being held hostage in Iraq for nearly four months. Kember, 74, a retired professor of medical ethics, arrived at London's Heathrow Airport at 1225 GMT on a scheduled British Airways flight from Kuwait, where he had been flown in a British military transport plane from Baghdad on Friday afternoon....

2006-03-25 05:01:11

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Freed Canadian hostages Jim Loney and Harmeet Sooden headed to Baghdad airport on Saturday to begin their journey home from Iraq, a colleague said. "They have left for the airport," Maxine Nash of Christian Peacemaker Teams told Reuters. The two were freed by British-led special forces on Thursday along with fellow Christian peace campaigner Norman Kember, who flew out of Iraq on Friday. The three were rescued from a house in western Baghdad. They were bound...

2006-03-11 14:13:16

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Friends of U.S. peace activist Tom Fox, who was kidnapped and killed in Iraq, cited his stance against retribution on Saturday and called for the remembrance of all victims of violence around the world. Members of the Langley Hill Friends Meeting, a peace group in northern Virginia to which Fox belonged, read a statement he co-wrote in October 2004 in which he shunned violence, even to rescue him should he ever be kidnapped. "We reject violence to punish anyone...

2006-02-08 01:07:36

By Karen Jacobs and Tabassum Zakaria LITHONIA, Georgia (Reuters) - Speakers seized on the presence of President Bush to attack his policies on Tuesday at the funeral of Coretta Scott King, the first lady of the U.S. civil rights movement. Jimmy Carter, one of four presidents to speak, took a jab at Bush's domestic eavesdropping program during six hours of sermons, speeches and song for the late widow of Nobel peace laureate Martin Luther King Jr., assassinated in 1968. The 10,000...

2006-02-07 22:41:54

By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S.-led drive for political change in Myanmar is winning key support in Asia as refugees and other troubles caused by the military junta spill over borders, American officials said on Tuesday. The officials told Congress the Bush administration would step up diplomatic pressure after progress last year in getting Myanmar discussed by the U.N. Security Council and in convincing neighboring states to raise their voices. "The...

2006-02-07 15:32:14

By Karen Jacobs and Tabassum Zakaria LITHONIA, Georgia (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush, three former presidents and thousands of others filled a Georgia church on Tuesday to mourn Coretta Scott King, who took up the fight for racial equality in America after the assassination of her husband, Martin Luther King Jr., in 1968. Mrs. King, seen by many as the "first lady" of the U.S. civil rights movement, died last week in a Mexican alternative health clinic at the age of 78,...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.