News & Submissions 10/24/2010

October 24th, 2010 by sivodd

Ad Watch: Extremely Graphic Abortion Ad Airs in D.C. Metro
ABC News’ Devin Dwyer reports:   An anti-abortion candidate running for D.C. delegate to the U.S. House is airing what is arguably one of this election cycle’s most provocative TV campaign ads, featuring extremely graphic images of aborted fetuses.

The 30-second ad for Missy Smith will air 24 times on local broadcast network affiliates across the greater Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. It is so explicit that it’s preceded by a 15-second warning that was added by the stations’ administrators. Read full story from abcnews.com

Book of the Dead: Scroll down and learn how to die like an Ancient Egyptian
When it comes to scary monsters, the ancient Egyptian Devourer is always going to be hard to top. With the head of a crocodile, the body of a lion and the hindquarters of a hippo, it is certainly more exotic than the average Halloween outfit. And, though it sounds risible now, for centuries in Egypt the grim fear of meeting this evil, “cut’n'shut” beast on the other side of death helped to shore up an entire system of belief, a system shared by pharaohs and artisans. In fact, the devourer played a key part in one of the most intriguing tenets of faith humankind has yet come up with: The Book of the Dead. Read full story from guardian.co.uk

Crosses of Lafayette
The Mount Diablo Peace and Justice Center, Grandparents for Peace and the Lamorinda Peace and Justice Group joined Mr. Heaton to support the project. Volunteers erected 300 crosses on Veterans Day in 2006, and by Feb. 26, 2007, there were more than 2,000. The site is the property of Louise Clark, 85. Read full story from nytimes.com

A face for the USDA in Indian country
WASHINGTON – The United States Department of Agriculture Office of Tribal Relations will be celebrating its first year of operation this November.

The USDA took a giant step last fiscal year when it elevated Native American programs to the Office of the Secretary and made the Office of Tribal Relations responsible for government-to-government relations between the USDA and tribal governments. Read full story from indiancountrytoday.com

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