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46 articles published/printed


Stay of execution?

Feb 18, 2013

Stay of execution?

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Jerry Givens executed 62 people. His routine and conviction never wavered. He’d shave the person’s head, lay his hand on the bald pate and ask for God’s forgiveness for the condemned. Then, he would strap the person into Virginia’s electric chair. Givens was the ...

Ad agency has NRA's back with hard-hitting PR

Feb 18, 2013

Ad agency has NRA's back with hard-hitting PR

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“Are the president’s kids more important than yours?” the deep and dramatic-sounding voice intoned. “Then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school?” When the National Rifle Association aired its ...

Cobra Gold 2013 holds evacuation drill in Thailand for Japanese

Feb 18, 2013

Cobra Gold 2013 holds evacuation drill in Thailand for Japanese

As part of this year’s Cobra Gold multinational military exercise, a drill to practice the emergency evacuation and transportation of Japanese nationals during humanitarian crises was held Sunday at the beach resort of Pattaya, on Thailand’s coast. Based on this scenario, around 20 Japanese ...

Mass offered for rampage victims

Feb 18, 2013

Mass offered for rampage victims

A special Mass was celebrated Sunday at Guam’s main Catholic church for the victims of last week’s attack that killed three Japanese tourists and wounded 11 others. “We, the Catholics, express our condolences to the loved ones” of the victims of Tuesday’s tragedy, Archbishop ...

Singaporeans call for 'change'

Feb 18, 2013

Singaporeans call for 'change'

Singapore’s biggest protest in decades shows that the ruling party for over half a century is facing a more vocal electorate and must change or watch its popularity slide further, analysts say. At least 3,000 Singaporeans chanted “we want change” and endured heavy downpours ...

Russian meteor damage claims soar

Feb 18, 2013

Russian meteor damage claims soar

The big blast from outer space was still reverberating in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk on Saturday as glaziers went to work replacing windows, divers vainly sought meteorite fragments at the bottom of a lake, doctors tended the wounded, residents found new ways to ...

Europe gourmets unlikely to stop eating horse meat

Feb 18, 2013

Europe gourmets unlikely to stop eating horse meat

“A good roast or a really nice steak — fabulous! Burgers are good, too, but the way I really like it is raw, minced and served with a garlicky vinaigrette!” Luc Friedrich is a member of a dwindling but dedicated band of horse-meat lovers, ...

Feb 18, 2013

Mr. Obama's first principles

The challenge for President Obama has been how to restore growth while facing implacable Republican Party opposition to almost everything he does.

Feb 18, 2013

Third branch of Abenomics

Fiscal and monetary policies will do little to stimulate economic growth in Japan. So, it is time for a strategy to encourage private-sector investments.

Burmese python hunt in Everglades nets 68

Feb 18, 2013

Burmese python hunt in Everglades nets 68

Hundreds of hunters who spent a month combing Florida’s Everglades for Burmese pythons captured and killed 68 of the invasive reptiles, organizers said Saturday. The longest measured 4.35 meters, netting its hunter a $1,000 prize. Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission also announced winners ...

Grape Brandy triumphs at February Stakes

Feb 18, 2013

Grape Brandy triumphs at February Stakes

Grape Brandy warmed up for Dubai World Cup day with victory in the February Stakes on Sunday, Japanese racing’s first Grade One title of the 2013 season. Third choice Grape Brandy took the tape in the 1,600-meter race at Tokyo Racecourse in 1 minute, ...

Phoenix complete sweep of Evessa

Feb 18, 2013

Phoenix complete sweep of Evessa

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Coming off a championship game loss to the Ryukyu Golden Kings last spring, the Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix have been on a mission to reclaim the title that was theirs in the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons. To do so, the Phoenix must reach the Final ...