Front Page Portallime -- Friday, June 03, 2005 -- 12:16:19 AM
Posts here show up on the front page. This is still in development, so you can still make mistakes. Don't panic--with one exception, Cal and Lime will be forgiving.
The Exception: DO NOT POST COMMENTARY OR RESPONSES IN THIS THREAD! If you forget--and everyone does sometimes--just delete your post. If we have to delete it, Cal will probably be cranky about it. Don't be obtuse.
Eventually, portal posts will be anchored to a thread for responses. For now, if you want to discuss or respond to a portal, just take your responses to the relevant post. Apologies for the occasional duplication of effort, but over time this will be much better than the news/breaking news/discussion craziness that existed before.
- Make sure the title is meaningful--ideally, the title of the article. The link text can either be a subheading, or something like NY Times Article, AP Story, or whatever.
- Include text--it can either be commented or italicized. Eventually, Lime will standardize this so don't worry.
- If you don't know how to stop an image from bleeding, don't use images. Ask in the HTML Help thread or check the help files for more assistance--but you do need to have enough text to cover the image.
- At this point in time, you can't edit the Title, so be careful. That will change.
- PLEASE AVOID PERSONAL OPINIONS. Try and keep it objective text for now.
- NO BLOG PIMPING. This will change; Lime and I are thinking about how to give bloggers a way to publicize their work, so hang tight for now.
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Police are searching door to door for the gunman.
(Deleted message originally posted by Sister Madly on Thursday, October 06, 2011 -- 12:57:44 AM.)
(Deleted message originally posted by Sister Madly on Thursday, October 06, 2011 -- 12:59:41 AM.)
...Game 7 on tonight!
"Former Speaker of the House–and current Minority Leader–Nancy Pelosi apparently bought $1 million to $5 million of Visa stock in one of the most sought-after and profitable initial public offerings (IPO) in American history, thwarted serious credit card reform for two years, and then watched her investment skyrocket 203%."
(Goodbye, Nancy P.)
Campers waiting for the doors to open. But then they got pepper sprayed. Or shot.
(Deleted message originally posted by CalGal on Sunday, December 04, 2011 -- 07:43:54 PM.)
Would that all women had this man for a shoe salesman:
Griffin beat out Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, Wisconsin running back Montee Ball, LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu and Alabama running back Trent Richardson for the 77th edition of the award annually given to college football's top player.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Maurice Jones-Drew set a franchise scoring record, interim coach Mel Tucker got his first victory and Jacksonville did something it hadn't done in more than 13 years.
It was a near-perfect day in an otherwise miserable season for the Jaguars.
Jones-Drew scored four times, setting the franchise record for career touchdowns, and the Jaguars scored 41 unanswered points to beat the turnover-prone Tampa Bay Buccaneers 41-14 Sunday.
TOKYO â€” Kim Jong Il, the North Korean leader who threatened the world with his nuclear weapons ambitions and suppressed his own people with imprisonment and isolation, left in the wake of his death Saturday an antiquated country with a power vacuum.
Kimâ€™s death raises immediate questions about the future â€” and the stability â€” of perhaps the worldâ€™s most isolated state, which for six decades has been held together by the Kim family personality cult. Kim was deified by state media, described as the â€śDear Leader.â€ť A weeping television anchor Monday told North Korea of Kimâ€™s death.
Security analysts and officials from Seoul to Washington have long believed that Kimâ€™s death would double as a pivot point on the Korean Peninsula. But that poses a threat of its own â€” as North Korea tries to pass power to Kimâ€™s youngest son, Kim Jong Eun, who is in his 20s.
Related news: Kim Jong-Un Privately Doubting He's Crazy Enough To Run North Korea (okay yes, that one's from The Onion)
(Deleted message originally posted by TAFKA on Monday, January 02, 2012 -- 02:58:36 AM.)
White House Chief of Staff William Daley is stepping down from his post and will be replaced by Budget Director Jack Lew, NPR's Scott Horsley has confirmed.
Win McNamee/Getty ImagesWhite House Chief of Staff William Daley.The news, first reported by the Los Angeles Times and quickly followed by other news outlets, puts "a veteran staffer of the White House, Capitol Hill and State Department in a critical position at a difficult time for the president" — a reelection year — as the Times says.
Daley became chief of staff one year ago, succeeding Rahm Emanuel (who went on to become mayor of Chicago). Last November, some of Daley's duties were shifted to deputy Pete Rouse.
(Deleted message originally posted by CalGal on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 -- 08:45:35 AM.)