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July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - One of America's oldest Boy Scout camps has come under fire from a civic group that disapproves of the scouts'' plan to prevent unnecessary harm and potential death to the more than 10,000 kids who visit the Pacific Northwest campground every year.Brad Farmer, a council executive for the Chief Seattle Boy Scout Council, said plans to remove dangerous trees on the premises of Camp Parsons has been met by strong opposition by neighbors in the Pulali Landowners Association.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Sam Walton built his $218 billion retail empire by challenging his employees to set high goals for themselves, celebrate their successes and find humor in their failures. Walton felt there was no need for his workers to unionize. But one right-to-work activist predicts the relationship between Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., and its employees is "going to get nasty," following a jury's decision to side with more than 400 workers in a dispute regarding overtime pay.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Rank-and-file members of America's labor unions may soon be able to see first-hand how their monthly dues are being spent by union officials. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced that the nation's largest labor unions would have to explain their spending activities to dues paying members and Uncle Sam.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Bush administration could learn from Democrats in Congress about how to improve aviation security while maintaining civil liberties, according to a group composed of families of those who perished in the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks.A report card issued Monday by the Homeland Security Alliance gives the Bush administration only a "C-" grade for the way it has handled aviation security and civil rights. The president of the alliance, Stephen Push, lost his wife on Sept. 11. She was aboard the plane that crashed into the Pentagon.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Two of California's largest bar associations are petitioning the state Supreme Court to prohibit judges from associating with the Boy Scouts of America. The legal groups claim that by affiliating with the Boy Scouts, the judges are giving the perception that they have an anti-homosexual bias in the courtroom.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Here's one bottle of pills you may want to add to your medicine chest -- potassium iodide (KI). If you can find the over the counter drug, it's your only weapon against radiation-induced thyroid cancer should a nuclear explosion or meltdown occur in your city or town.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Proudly repeating the last words of her husband who helped prevent terrorists aboard United Airlines flight 93 from destroying their target last Sept. 11, Deena Burnett Tuesday vowed, "We're going to do something!" And those gathered at a Frontiers of Freedom forum saluted Burnett for waging her own battle against terrorism in her husband's memory.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Criminals in New York City are increasingly turning to children's toy guns as their weapon of choice, according to some members of the city council, who want their colleagues to consider banning the sale of plastic pistols altogether. Second Amendment supporters warn that any attempt to attach gun control legislation to child's play could have political consequences.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Anyone with a stomach ache and a bottle of antacid could be subject to quarantine by the government during a public health emergency under model legislation financed by the federal Centers for Disease Control, critics of the plan charge.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Florida elections officials are once again shaking their heads and asking what went wrong in Tuesday's primary elections. According to Republican Party of Florida spokesman Towson Fraser, "They've had two years of realization that they were going to be on stage last night and they needed to shine."Fraser said there are no excuses for the apparent confusion that swept the polling stations across the Sunshine State on Primary Day. "It's not like they knew it wasn't going to be a big deal for the last two years," he said.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Whether it's a genuine attempt to 'give back' to the community or a chance to put a positive spin on the pornography industry, charitable organizations are increasingly finding themselves at the receiving end of donations from sexually-oriented businesses.With efforts ranging from a charity telethon for a suicide prevention hotline hosted by porn stars to a little league baseball team sponsored by exotic dancers, the sex industry is paying more attention to charity.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The National Rifle Association (NRA) is encouraging hunters to donate their spare game meat to feed the homeless, but the charity program has activists from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) all fired up."Hunters for the Hungry" is a service the NRA provides for its members and affiliated organizations. The way hunters participate, according to NRA Communications Manager John Robbins, "is that they shoot a deer, an elk or whatever [and] they find a participating meat processor or butcher."
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - While rumors of Osama bin Laden's death continue to circulate around the Internet, not a single piece of evidence has proven the demise of the world's most wanted terrorist. But for a passing moment on Wednesday, CBS News felt it had enough evidence to break the Bin Laden obituary to the world.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - While environmentalists are commending Arianna Huffington for scaring Americans away from their beloved sport utility vehicles (SUVs), conservatives are challenging the maverick columnist to define the real target of her campaign against SUVs.According to Huffington, there exists a "credible link between driving SUVs and our national security." She proceeded to found 'The Detroit Project' and formally accuse SUV owners and manufacturers, via advertisements, of helping Middle Eastern terrorists purchase guns with every gallon of gas purchased at the pump.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Getting an 'A' just became a little bit easier for some Catholic high school students. Today, kids are picketing abortion clinics for extra-credit.The issue of students being rewarded by teachers for their voluntary participation in pro-life protests arose when approximately 80 Catholic high school students protested outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Pennsylvania earlier this month.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Children seeking an alternative to traditional after-school sports are turning to competitive shotgun shooting for an experience they claim is unmatched on any playing field. Gun control advocates, however, predict tragedy will result from training kids to hit the bull's-eye. According to National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) spokesman Gary Mehalik, there's an "extra ingredient of responsibility" in competitive shotgun shooting that one would be hard-pressed to find in any other sport.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Two generations of Americans will collide in Washington, D.C., on Saturday when a coalition of Vietnam veterans counter-protests thousands of anti-war protesters, many of whom were born years after Saigon fell to the Communists in 1975. Almost three decades later, the Vietnam veterans want to ensure America's military avoids another unfinished war.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In advance of Earth Day 2002, the day when environmentalists celebrate their efforts to preserve the planet from what they consider human destruction, working-class Americans in one rural Montana city plan to condemn the "green left" for allegedly killing their livelihood. KGEZ Radio, an AM station broadcasting out of Kalispell, Mont., is celebrating Earth Day on Friday, three days early, by burning a twelve-foot green swastika in front of the station.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Homeland security starts with "hometown security," the nation's governors say. When terrorists strike, state and local authorities will be the first ones to respond, and that has prompted the National Governors Association to develop its own homeland security strategy -- separate from the one Congress is working on right now.In Washington on Thursday, an NGA panel announced a pilot project intended to put local, state, and federal governments on the same page when it comes to protecting America.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(Update: As expected, after this story was published, Republican-led committees in the Virginia General Assembly voted against a second term for Judge Verbena Askew, the first black woman to hold the job of Circuit Court judge. The decision - and the wrangling beforehand - prompted accusations of racism and sexism, and some say it mirrors the contentious judicial confirmation process going on in Washington. Republican opponents said Askew, a lesbian, had not been forthright about a sexual harassment complaint filed by a female court colleague.)