Bikers begin descent on South Carolina resort for rallies

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina —This weekend is the kick-off for two motorcycle rallies held annually in the U.S. eastern seacoast town of Myrtle Beach. Enthusiasts this year are expected to meet or exceed the 170,000 bikers that arrived last year in droves to the small resort town of 23,000. Festivities span two weeks, and extend again this year into the Memorial Day.

Leading off is the week-long Harley rally, followed by the next week’s BikeFest. In and around town, both day and night are punctured by the sounds of bike engines gunned and revved at stop lights and in parking lots. Groups of cycle riders dominate the streets.

“By Friday night, the front parking lot will be a full line of motorcycles to the corner.” said motel owner Ranjan Patel. The Super 8 motel takes up half a block at its location in the heart of the downtown motel strip. “Both sides [of Ocean Blvd] are nothing but bikes.” Both she and her co-owner husband agree, the influx of bikers dwarf in size the numbers of tourists who visit during regular summer months for ocean-side and family amusement park attractions.

The highly accesorised bikes, decked with chrome and polished to show it, flashed the townscape. Choppers made a showing, but road hogs dominated the ridership, often going twosome. Many rally goers arrived on the scene with SUV’s or big pickup trucks towing cargo trailers loaded with cycles.

Growth in the sheer size of the two rallies led police to make changes in the handling of traffic flow. During BikeFest last year, the mostly black crowd that came in on the heels of the largely white Harley rally the week earlier, were faced with confusion when the two-lane Ocean Blvd was made one-way.

A branch of the NAACP in Conway, the next town over from Myrtle Beach, alleged discrimination by Horry County and Myrtle Beach Police. They claimed authorities and police used an overwhelming and aggressive police presence, combined with a restrictive one-way traffic pattern, to intimidate and discourage the participants in the rally.

An injunction was issued earlier this week by U.S. District Judge Terry Wooten, who ruled that bikers at both rallies be treated the same. Myrtle Beach city lawyers immediately filed an appeal to the ruling at the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, saying “the trial court erroneously determined that the plaintiffs would likely succeed on the merits; that is, that the city of Myrtle Beach intentionally treats Memorial Day weekend tourists differently from others similarly situated because of their race.”

A plan to submit an opposition to the notice has already been announced by Michael Navarre, an attorney for Steptoe & Johnson, who represents the NAACP civil rights group. “We certainly don’t think the judge has ruled erroneously,” Navarre said, according to The Sun News.

Traffic control and safety measures were in full swing Friday morning on US-17. Both directions of the 4-lane divided highway south of Myrtle Beach had traffic cones and parking barriers set up to control traffic. Large flashing road signs on each side of the highway warned cars to use the passing lane. The warning sign flashed a message that the right lane was for motorcycle use only. Police monitored the pull-offs near a Harley dealer’s lot where popular attractions were set-up in the immediate vicinity.

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Honda Enjoy The Ride

Submitted by: Jill Truong

The background of Honda Engine Firm commenced with Soichiro Honda and his dream. He was a Japanese entrepreneur who had a desire for motorcycles and wished becoming a favorite automobile racer. With his natural talents for anything motorized, he opened a repair shop in 1928 and attended technical school to harness his skills. By that time he also secured many of his patents.

Within the outbreak of Globe War II, Honda was able to make his distance to the industry by generating generator motors. A couple of a long time later, the Honda Motor Organization opened its doors in Hamanatsu. The firm discovered its area of interest in motorbike production and launched itself to engine background with its D model. With its overwhelming success, Honda created the E model which helped the firm gain its reputation for excellent and design despite the early 50s depression threatening its bright endeavors.

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Honda turned into the best motorbike manufacturer in Japan in 1955 and ventured into the American market in 1959. The dealers have been skeptical and disinterested but the American Honda Motor Corporation chose to set up in different sporting goods stores and hardware shops. When Soichiro fulfilled his dreams of becoming a racer and won the Isle of Man award, his publicity helped boost the items image in The States and was further recognized when it received its 1st manufacturer award. A risky and expensive advertisement slot from the Academy awards worked and jumpstarted its sales by millions.

With its success in growing to be the standard bearer from the motorcycle industry, Honda was up to its next goal – to dominate the auto industry. This endeavor faced a lot of hurdles using the delay of its approval in entering the car manufacturing industry. Inspite of this, Honda unveiled its initial vehicle items including the N600 sedan from American Honda. The company eventually arrived out using the environmental-friendly Civic series which was warmly received by the American market. Honda International Trading continued exporting its creations to Japan, thus further strengthening this. The top-selling Accord found its way onto the streets of The States and Honda now realized its ultimate dream: motorcycle and vehicle supremacy.

GMC in the automotive world stands for the vehicle brand of General Motors, the world s largest automaker from 1931 to 2007. General Motors was dislodged by Toyota Motors Co, of Japan as the no. 1 automobile manufacturer in the world in 2008 in terms of unit sales. Nonetheless, General Motors retains its reputation as the world s top automaker for the longest number of years. The company has operations in 140 countries, employing close to 250,000 people out of which about 70,000 are in the US.

Last year, global sales of cars and trucks from General Motors totaled close to 8.4 million units. In addition to the GMC brand, General Motors vehicles compete in the market under several other trademarks such as Cadillac, Buick, Chevrolet, Opel, GM Daewoo, Holden, Vauxhall, Pontiac, Saturn, Hummer, Saab, and Wuling. General Motors filed for bankruptcy this year, and its operations and trademarks were purchased by NGMCO Inc.

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FEMA employees pose as fake reporters during press conference

 Correction — September 10, 2013 The headline should not contain the word fake: the employees posed as reporters; they didn’t pose as fake reporters, on the contrary they were fake reporters posing as real reporters. We aopologize for the error. 

Friday, October 26, 2007

The United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is under fire after the agency held a fake press conference with fake news reporters in regards to individuals affected by the California wildfires and the assistance they could receive.

The agency called a press conference on Tuesday, giving the press only 15 minutes to show up. When many did not, FEMA brought in agency officials to pose as fake reporters and ask questions. The option for reporters to call into the conference was also available, but the ones who did call in only got to listen to the press conference, and could not ask questions. No reporters were actually present during the conference, parts of which were carried live on Fox News and MSNBC.

During the briefing, FEMA employees asked Deputy Administrator Harvey Johnson a series of what The New York Times called “decidedly friendly questions” such as “What type of commodities are you pledging to California?”, “What lessons learned from Katrina have been applied?” and “Are you happy with FEMA’s response so far?”. The briefing followed the format of a press conference, with FEMA’s press secretary at one point cautioning that he would allow just “two more questions”, then calling later for a “last question”. Officials who posed as fake reporters included the deputy director of public affairs Cindy Taylor and Director of External Affairs John “Pat” Philbin.

White House officials said that they do not condone FEMA’s actions and also state that they had no idea that the conference was taking place.

“FEMA has issued an apology, saying that they had an error in judgment when they were attempting to get out a lot of information to reporters, who were asking for answers to a variety of questions in regard to the wildfires in California. It’s not something I would have condoned. And they — I’m sure — will not do it again,” said Dana Perino, the White House’s press secretary in a statement.

FEMA apologizes for the mishap and says that their intentions were only to get the information to the citizens of California.

“[The purpose was] to get information out as soon as possible, and in trying to do so we made an error in judgment. Our intent was to provide useful information and be responsive to the many questions we have received. We can and must do better,” said Harvey E. Johnson, the agency’s vice administrator. “The real story — how well the response and recovery elements are working in this disaster — should not be lost because of how we tried to meet the needs of the media in distributing facts,” a FEMA statement said.

FEMA is currently deciding whether or not any officials should face punishment for the incident. One of the officials responsible, Pat Philbin, is going on to be the new head of public relations for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

This is not the first time that the Bush administration has come under fire for planting reporters at press conferences. In February of 2005, White House reporter Jeff Gannon was accused of being planted to ask softball questions to President Bush. FEMA itself had earlier undergone criticism during Hurricane Katrina for using disaster workers for public relations in 2005.

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Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with NDP candidate Paul Johnstone, Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound

Thursday, September 13, 2007

A resident of Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound his whole life, Correctional Services officer Paul Johnstone is running for the Ontario New Democratic Party in the Ontario provincial election. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed him regarding his values, his experience, and his campaign.

Stay tuned for further interviews; every candidate from every party is eligible, and will be contacted. Expect interviews from Liberals, Progressive Conservatives, New Democratic Party members, Ontario Greens, as well as members from the Family Coalition, Freedom, Communist, Libertarian, and Confederation of Regions parties, as well as independents.

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Illinois high schools now required to buy insurance for athletes

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

This past Sunday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law a bill known as “Rocky’s Law” that requires Illinois high schools, through the local school district, to buy catastrophic injury insurance up to US$3 million or medical costs for up to five years, whichever one comes first, that covers student athletes. The insurance must cover student athletes while they are competing.

The legislation was named after Rasul “Rocky” Clark. In 2000, the Eisenhower High School football player became paralyzed from the waist down as a result of a tackle during a game. His school based health insurance covered the costs of his medical treatment. A legislator sponsoring the bill noted that the need for this type of insurance is rare. Clark’s mother attended the legislation signing. Her son died last year.

Before parents can claim money from school insurance, they first must pay out US$50,000. Schools have until January 1, 2014 to comply with the law. Schools cannot charge students more than US$5 to defray the cost of insurance. If a school district already requires student to be covered through private health insurance, they are exempted from this law.

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When Shouldn’t You Use Pepper Spray

By Richard Armen

Many people become worried when they are in a new city, a dark place, or an urban metropolis. To help make themselves feel safer, they buy pepper spray. This self defense device can be a great deterrent if you are ever attacked. In fact, it may even safe your life, protecting you or a loved one from an assailant.

However, there is a dark side to pepper spray. Sometimes people will use it incorrectly or in the wrong places. Using this self defense product in the wrong way may be very dangerous and can cause major problems. Before choosing to purchase pepper spray, and long before you use it, take the time to learn when it might be appropriate to use pepper spray – and when it might not be a good choice.

Pepper spray should only be used to defend yourself, a person or animal, or your property. The intention of pepper spray is to be able to take down a human attacker – even a full grown adult male – for several minutes. It should never be used to discipline a child. High-strength pepper spray has unknown effects on a child. Even if the physical effect is only temporary, the psychological effects can be permanent and be more painful then the pepper spray’s immediate effects. Although it might seem like common sense not to use the spray as a discipline tool, in fact there are cases every year of pepper spray being used to discipline a child. This cruel, dangerous practice is illegal.

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Another common misuse of pepper spray is to discipline a dog. Although pepper spray – and similar sprays, such as bear spray – can be used on dogs that are attacking, it should not be used as a discipline method. The effects of pepper spray on dogs or cats has not been studied, and you could cause permanent physical harm, or even kill your pet. Using pepper spray on an animal can also be a criminal offense. If you are caught using pepper spray on an animal you will likely be charged with cruelty to animals. Stick to tried and true methods meant specifically for pet discipline.

Pepper spray should never be used on a human who presents no physical danger to you. This might seem obvious, but every year there are cases of people using pepper spray as a joke or ‘for fun.’ Kids may find pepper spray and use it on each other, or accidentally use it on themselves. Even adults have been known to play around with pepper spray, but it’s important to remember that this self defense device is not a toy. Keep your pepper spray away from children and anyone else who might think it is fun to play with the device.

Always remember that while pepper spray is a great tool to protect yourself from a real physical threat, it should not be used in all situations. This device is meant for adults or animals who are physically attacking – not for discipline purposes or for fun.

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South Korean health authorities confirm first vaccination death

Thursday, June 24, 2021

South Korean health authorities confirmed on Monday the country’s first official death from a COVID-19 vaccine. The deceased, a man in his thirties, died last Wednesday after being diagnosed and admitted for thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS), a rare side-effect of the Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as reported by Arirang TV.

The man, who had received the vaccine in late May, suffered from severe headaches and nausea nine days following his inoculation. In a press conference, Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency commissioner Jeong Eun-kyeong said meetings were held to investigate deaths following inoculation, of which there were 224. Out of them, 210 were determined not be linked to the vaccination, while 13 other cases remain under investigation.

Jeong added people who received any dose of the vaccine should watch out for symptoms of TTS, including headaches, blurred vision, vomiting, shortness of breath and abdominal pain.

South Korea currently administers the Oxford-AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech and Janssen COVID-19 vaccines, but limits the usage of the AstraZeneca shot to those over the age of 30 due to concerns of TTS. 7.9% of the country is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 29.2% received a first dose.

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How the Army Corps of Engineers closed one New Orleans breach

Friday, September 9, 2005

New Orleans, Louisiana —After Category 4 storm Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans, on the night before August 29, 2005, several flood control constructions failed. Much of the city flooded through the openings. One of these was the flood wall forming one side of the 17th Street Canal, near Lake Pontchartrain. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is the primary agency for engineering support during such emergencies. A USACE team was assessing the situation in New Orleans on the 29th, water flow was stopped September 2nd, and the breach was closed on September 5th.

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Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with NDP candidate Glenn Crowe, Bramalea-Gore-Malton

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Glenn Crowe is running for the NDP in the Ontario provincial election, in the Bramalea-Gore-Malton riding. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed him regarding his values, his experience, and his campaign.

Crowe did not reply to various questions asked.

Stay tuned for further interviews; every candidate from every party is eligible, and will be contacted. Expect interviews from Liberals, Progressive Conservatives, New Democratic Party members, Ontario Greens, as well as members from the Family Coalition, Freedom, Communist, Libertarian, and Confederation of Regions parties, as well as independents.

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The Past Of Chiropractic Lexington Ky

The past of Chiropractic Lexington KY


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