Tuesday, October 25, 2005



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The show will be on this evening at 8:00pm!!!!!


Tuesday - Was the province right to put an autistic boy in the Mirimichi Youth Jail? Rich will be joined by Harold Doherty of the New Brunswick Autism Society to talk about autism in New Brunswick, and the recent story from Mirimichi.


A couple of days ago, I asked the question but no one gave me an answer.


Well? Now I know the answer.

Michelle Hooten never resign her seat from Council to run as an MLA!

Should this be allowed?

Should she be allowed to grandstand in the Council chambers while she runs for Provincial office?

We know that Norm MacFarlane was a former Minister of the Lord Government but this is not fair for the other candidates.


I didn’t know this was allowed in Canada?

I respect an individual who resigns their post to run for public office but in this case?

She has absolutely nothing to lose!!!

What do you think?

Am I wrong on this issue?

I might add that they even stop Ivan Court from speaking last night in the chambers. Orders from the Irvings? You tell moi???...lol

ivasn court




I would mentioned her name often during a confrontation with the bureaucrats or the law!!! The system says this is the way it's going to be but once in a while someone like Rosa will say - NO!!!!!

May God Bless!!!!


Civil rights icon Rosa Parks dies at 92

Monday, October 24, 2005; Posted: 11:32 p.m. EDT (03:32 GMT)

(CNN) -- Rosa Parks, whose act of civil disobedience in 1955 inspired the modern civil rights movement, died Monday in Detroit, Michigan. She was 92.

Parks' moment in history began in December 1955 when she refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama.

Her arrest triggered a 381-day boycott of the bus system by blacks that was organized by a young Baptist minister, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (See video on an activist's life and times -- 2:52)

The boycott led to a court ruling desegregating public transportation in Montgomery, but it wasn't until the 1964 Civil Rights Act that all public accommodations nationwide were desegregated.

Parks' act of defiance came one year after the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision that led to the end of racial segregation in public schools.

She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1996 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 1999.

Parks, facing regular threats and having lost her job, moved from Alabama to Detroit, Michigan, in 1957 and later joined the staff of U.S. Rep. John Conyers, a Michigan Democrat.

Conyers, who first met Parks during the early days of the civil rights struggle, recalled Monday that she worked on his original congressional staff when he first was elected to the House of Representatives in 1964.

"I think that she, as the mother of the new civil rights movement, has left an impact not just on the nation, but on the world," he told CNN in a telephone interview. "She was a real apostle of the nonviolence movement."

He remembered her as someone who never raised her voice -- an eloquent voice of the civil rights movement.

"You treated her with deference because she was so quiet, so serene -- just a very special person," he said, adding that "there was only one" Rosa Parks.

Gregory Reed, a longtime friend and attorney, said Parks died between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. of natural causes. He called Parks "a lady of great courage."

Parks was the subject of the documentary "Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks," which received a 2002 Oscar nomination for best documentary short.

In April, Parks and rap duo OutKast settled a lawsuit over the use of her name on a CD released in 1998. (Full story)
Bus boycott

She was born Rosa Louise McCauley in Tuskegee, Alabama, on February 4, 1913. Her marriage to Raymond Parks lasted from 1932 until his death in 1977.

Before her arrest in 1955, Parks was active in the voter registration movement and with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, where she also worked as a secretary in 1943.

At the time of her arrest, Parks was on her way home from work as a seamstress.

The 42-year-old woman took a seat in the front of the black section of a city bus in Montgomery. The bus filled up and the bus driver demanded that she move so a white male passenger could have her seat.

But Parks refused to give up her seat, and police arrested her. Four days later, Parks was convicted of disorderly conduct and fined $14.

That same day, a group of blacks founded the Montgomery Improvement Association and named King, the young pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, as its leader, and the bus boycott began.

For the next 381 days, blacks -- who according to Time magazine had comprised two-thirds of Montgomery bus riders -- boycotted public transportation to protest Parks' arrest and in turn the city's Jim Crow segregation laws.

The mass movement marked one of the largest and most successful challenges of segregation and helped catapult King to the forefront of the civil rights movement.

The boycott ended on November 13, 1956, after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that Montgomery's segregated bus service was unconstitutional.