Posted tagged ‘Year’

Dallas County’s First African-American District Attorney, Craig Watkins, Named Texan of the Year

December 26, 2008

craig-watkins-588.jpgJan.1, 2007, the day Craig Watkins was sworn in as Dallas’ first African-American district attorney, marked a seismic shift in local politics. Perhaps even more significant than the election of Ron Kirk, our first black mayor, Mr. Watkins’ first two years in office illustrate a commitment to just and effective enforcement of the law; citizens expect as much and rightly so.

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Homeland Security Forecasts 5-Year Terror Threats for U.S.

December 26, 2008

michael-chertoff-592.jpgThe terrorism threat to the United States over the next five years will be driven by instability in the Middle East and Africa, persistent challenges to border security and increasing Internet savvy, says a new intelligence assessment obtained by The Associated Press.

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Christmas Miracle: Hospital Angel Heals 14-Year-Old of Pneumonia (Video)

December 25, 2008

chelsea-banton-miracle-light-590.jpgWhen Chelsea Banton was born five weeks prematurely, doctors predicted she had 36 hours to live. Proving them wrong was the first miracle for Chelsea, now an Independence High School freshman. “She spent the first four months in a neonatal intensive care unit,” recalls her mother, Colleen Banton of Mint Hill.

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After Wife Died, Pastor says Bible Instructed him to Marry a 20-Year-Old Virgin

November 21, 2008

star-scott-wife.jpgStar R. Scott isn’t the only minister who uses the Bible to accumulate wealth and power, but he’s one of the more brazen I’ve heard about in many years. “Church isn’t for everyone who wants to just show up,” Scott told Post religion reporter Michelle Boorstein, who details the pastor’s spiritual and financial authority over 400-member Calvary Temple in her Nov. 16 story.

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14-Year-Old Girl Lives 4 Months Without a Heart (Video)

November 20, 2008

dzhanasimmons.jpgFor 118 days, D’Zhana Simmons, 14, had no heart beating in her chest as she waited in hospital to have a heart transplant. Doctors believe it is the first time someone so young has been kept alive for this length of time without a heart.

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We Thought You Might Like This: 5-Year-Old Female Basketball Prodigy (Video)

November 20, 2008

Today, I have to admit that I am ashamed of myself. I actually think that most of my peers should also feel ashamed and embarrassed as well. See, as a professional basketball player, you’d think that we would be the best at what we do. So when we see a YouTube clip of a CEO beating MJ at a one on one game, we flip out.

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Could “Black Friday” Be Turning Gray This Year?

November 14, 2008

On the day after Thanksgiving, customers en route to Macy’s Herald
Square in New York will be greeted by the oft-frenetic Richard Simmons,
handing out samples of Ocean Spray’s energy juice drink.

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