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Articles from the March 5, 2017 edition

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  • NPC Protests White House Blackballing of News Orgs; "undemocratic, un-American and unconstitutional"

    Zane|Mar 5, 2017

    Leaders of the National Press Club and the National Press Club Journalism Institute expressed shock Friday about the White House press secretary's decision to keep several news organizations which have written critical stories about President Trump out of one of his briefings. The White House Correspondents Association has protested the move. National Press Club President Jeffrey Ballou issued the following statement: I find it deeply disturbing and completely unacceptable that the White House...

  • U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Committed to Safeguarding the Right to Vote

    Zane|Mar 5, 2017

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights issued a statement reaffirming its longstanding commitment to safeguarding the right to vote. President Donald Trump has announced his intention to set up a commission to investigate alleged massive voter fraud during the 2016 election. Neither the President nor any credible source has offered evidence to support the claim of widespread fraud. Therefore, we believe a commission would be misleading and an unnecessary diversion of public resources. The U.S....

  • Is Warren Beatty Senile, or did he Mess Up at the Oscars Deliberately? Moonlight/ LA LA Land

    Observer Staff|Mar 5, 2017

    It's being called an Epic Fail. Here's the 7 minute version on video, with Warren Beatty's explanation for his mistake. The presenters for the final award - Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, Bonnie and Clyde stars - were incorrectly given the best actress award envelope. A confused Beatty saw Emma Stone's name and "La La Land," and handed the envelope to Dunaway, who then announced the musical as the Best Picture winner. The "La La Land" cast took the stage and producers began their speeches. But...

  • Pending Home Sales Weaken in January; Insufficient Supply Led To Low Contract Activity

    Zane|Mar 5, 2017

    Insufficient supply levels led to a lull in contract activity in the Midwest and West, which dragged down pending home sales in January to their lowest level in a year, according to the National Association of Realtors. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, decreased 2.8 percent to 106.4 in January from an upwardly revised 109.5 in December 2016. Although last month's index reading is 0.4 percent above last January, it is the lowest since then....

  • A Tropical Paradise Sweeps Over Universal CityWalk with the Opening of Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Restaurant

    Zane|Mar 5, 2017

    The countdown is on to 5 O'Clock as Universal CityWalk toasts the arrival of Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville restaurant to the destination-the first-ever in California-with an exclusive performance by singer, songwriter and best-selling author Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band on Thursday, March 30. Fans can enter to win tickets to Buffett's invite-only performance on the Margaritaville stage at Margaritaville is more than a restaurant, it's...

  • Blonde Model Accused of Inappropriate Sexual Relationships With 3 Underage Footballers

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 5, 2017

    A beautiful blonde model faces 15 years in State Prison, and 3 young football players face a lifetime of being slapped on their hands by other football players. A California woman has been indicted for statutory rape, after allegedly having sex with three underage football players. Mary Fletcher has also been charged with attempting to keep a witness from co-operating with police. Fletcher, 42, is alleged to have engaged in sexual intercourse with the three boys, all football players, after...

  • 2 Illegal Aliens Murder Girl, 15, "Because Satan Demands We Sacrifice a Soul."

    AP|Mar 5, 2017

    Two illegal alien MS-13 gang members from El Salvador, held three teenage girls against their will and killed one of them in what was described as a satanic ritual, police in Houston said Friday. Meanwhile, a dozen other MS-13 gang members were indicted in New York for killing high school students over a 7 year period. MS-13, also called Mara Salvatrucha, is said to have been founded in Los Angeles circa 1985, by immigrants fleeing civil war in El Salvador. It is now a major international...