|Keith Rush - Biography|
Keith began his broadcasting career on Febuary 16, 1952 at the age of 20 left New Orleans for full time position, KLOU in Lake Charles, Louisiana... Keith is considered by many as the "Father of Talk Radio" in New Orleans, Louisiana. 1st "Honorary" member of LSU statewide Alumni Association in history of LSU. Received many awards, but most proud of Freedom's Foundation Award 1972 for fight against "Filth" in radio and television. Representatives came to New Orleans Louisiana to make the presentation. During period 1953 - 1956 (still broadcasting) booked acts on the Louisiana Hayride, such as George Jones, Johnny Cash, The Browns and brought Elvis Presley to New Orleans (1954) for 1st apperance ever. (Lost Money) 1957 - 1959 United States Army 4th Infantry Division Fort Lewis Washington, 2 years active duty.
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100 Black Religious Leaders' Endorsements Coming Monday
Donald Trump's campaign says he'll pick up the endorsement of a coalition of 100 African-American pastors and evangelical leaders Monday in New York City. The real estate mogul and Republican presidential front-runner's campaign announced the endorsement -- which it said will come after a private meeting at Trump Tower -- on Wednesday. Trump's campaign scheduled an endorsement event for 1 p.m. ET. It has not released the names of the religious leaders who are set to endorse Trump. The endorsements would come a little more than a week after Trump stirred racial controversies. CNN
VOA VIEW: The liberal media, not Trump, stirred racial controversies.
Gas Prices Fueling Expanded Thanksgiving Travel Day
The big Thanksgiving getaway went into full swing Wednesday with drivers delighted by the lowest November gas prices in years and many airline passengers undaunted by terrorism fears and long lines at security checkpoints. At the White House, President Barack Obama said there is no "specific and credible" intelligence indicating a plot against the U.S. and assured anxious Americans: "While the threat of terrorism is a troubling reality of our age, we are both equipped to prevent attacks and we are resilient in the face of those who would try to do us harm." "And that's something we can all be thankful for," he added as one of the biggest travel periods of the year got under way. Fox News
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The Turkish Wild Card In Syria That Russia And U.S. Both Need
Turkey just reinforced its role as a wild card in the Syrian civil war, and one that both sides of the conflict ultimately have to deal with. After becoming the first NATO country in more than half a century to shoot down a Russian warplane, it sent the alliance scrambling to deescalate tension with Moscow as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to continue to protect his country’s airspace. It was a reminder of how Turkish priorities for Syria, its southern neighbor, remain out of step as its unflinching opposition to Kurdish separatists and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad overshadows the fight against Islamic State. Bloomberg
In Military Suspended For Deadly Afghan Hospital Attack
American soldiers and airmen who killed and wounded dozens of civilians in a strike on an Afghanistan hospital violated the rules of engagement and have been suspended as they await disciplinary action, U.S. military officials said Wednesday. Briefing reporters on the results of two investigations, Gen. John Campbell, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, described an egregious series of human and technical failures that led a U.S. warplane to mistakenly destroy a medical charity's hospital in northern Afghanistan last month. But Campbell and other officials would not say how many people had been removed from their jobs nor whether those high up the chain of command will be subject to discipline. Las Vegas Sun
Trump: 'I'm Not In This To Have Self-Glorification -- I've Had Plenty Of
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says 2016 GOP rival and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson isn’t the person to “take us to the promised land,” but that he’s a “good guy.” “Carson’s a nice guy,” Mr. Trump said at a campaign event in South Carolina Tuesday. “I hit him so hard two weeks ago. My wife said, ‘That was too nasty. That was too nasty.’ “ “Remember with the belt? … I said doesn’t happen that way,” he said. “My wife said that’s too nasty.” At a recent event in Iowa, Mr. Trump went after Mr. Carson and cast doubt on the retired doctor’s story of how he tried to stab someone as a teenager but ended up hitting the person’s belt buckle. Mr. Trump moved his pants around at one point to try to show how unlikely that would be. Washington Times
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Cuts 5,000% Drug Price Hike To 2,500%
Turing Pharmaceuticals, under fire for raising the price of a drug used by cancer and AIDS patients by 5,000 percent, on Tuesday said it would offer its Daraprim medication to hospitals at what it called a "significant" price cut. The Swiss company will slash the list price for Daraprim by as much as 50 percent and plans to make smaller bottles of the drug available starting next year to make it more affordable to stock. In addition, Turing will offer sample starter packages at no cost so physicians can start treatment immediately. "This is an important step in our commitment to ensure ready access to Daraprim at the lowest possible out-of-pocket cost for both hospitals and patients," Nancy Retzlaff, Turing's chief commercial officer, said in a press release. "We pledge that no patient needing Daraprim will ever be denied access." CBS
Reveals New Details On Shootdown Of Russian Plane
A U.S. track of the Russian plane shot down by Turkey shows that the plane was inside Turkish airspace for 17 seconds, CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports. After 10 warnings without a response, a Turkish fighter jet shot the plane down Tuesday. U.S. officials said Wednesday that all of the warnings occurred before the plane entered Turkish airspace, Martin reports. What remains unclear is whether the Russian plane was still in Turkish airspace when the F-16 fired, Martin reports. The explosion that brought the warplane down occurred when it was back in Syrian airspace, the U.S. officials said. ABC
Of Chicago Officer Charged With Murder Says Video 'Distorts Images'
The lawyer for a white Chicago police officer charged with murdering a black teenager said on Wednesday his client feared for his life and that footage from a patrol car camera released this week is unreliable because video "distorts images." The lawyer, Daniel Herbert, told CNN that on Oct. 20, 2014 Officer Jason Van Dyke arrived on a street on the southwest side of Chicago 18 minutes after a suspect carrying a knife was reported to have threatened businesses and vandalized police cruisers. Prosecutors said on Tuesday that Van Dyke shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times and started shooting just six seconds after emerging from his patrol car, emptying his gun at McDonald and preparing to reload. Van Dyke's lawyer said on CNN that the dashboard camera video, released by the city on Tuesday 13 months after the shooting, was not an indicator of his client's guilt. Reuters
Food And Drug Administration Approves A New, Boosted Flu Vaccine
Federal regulators have signed off on a new type of flu vaccine with a booster in it, with the hope of better protecting seniors from the virus. It's the first flu vaccine to include what's called an adjuvant — a compound that helps stimulate the immune system so that a vaccine is more effective. It's aimed at people over 65, who typically have a poor immune response to vaccines. "Immunizing individuals in this age group is especially important because they bear the greatest burden of severe influenza disease and account for the majority of influenza-related hospitalizations and deaths," said the Food and Drug Administration's Dr. Karen Midthun. Fluad contains MF59, an oil-in-water mixture that includes squalene, an oily nutrient produced by the liver, and some preservatives. It's not clear why but when mixed with vaccines it increases the number of immune system cells that are stimulated. MSNBC
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Recalls Half A Million Vehicles Over Potential Fuel Tank Issue
Ford is recalling nearly half a million vehicles over a potential fuel tank issue. The 451,865 affected vehicles include 2010 and 2011 models of Ford Fusions and Mercury Milans made and sold in North America, according to a company statement. Some of those cars may have a defective canister purge valve that causes internal fuel tank pressure changes. "Repeated pressure changes inside the tank could result in a crack on the top of the tank, possibly allowing fuel to leak," Ford said in a statement. CNN
Under Obama Up $8,000,000,000,000
The debt of the federal government has now increased by more than $8,000,000,000,000 during the time President Barack Obama has been in office, according to the official debt numbers published by the U.S. Treasury. The total federal debt, which was $18,722,746,583,118.03 at the close of business on Monday, now equals about $159,007 per household. It has increased approximately $68,756 per household during Obama’s presidency. On Jan. 20, 2009, when Obama was inaugurated, the total debt of the federal government was $10,626,877,048,913.08. On Nov. 23, 2015, it was $18,722,746,583,118.03 Thus, so far in Obama’s presidency, the federal debt has increased $8,095,869,534,204.95. CNS News
VOA VIEW: Obama has done everything to bankrupt the nation.
Thanksgiving Message: We'll Let You Know If There's A 'Specific Credible
It's "understandable" that Americans are worried about terrorism, and they may even discuss the threat at the holiday dinner table, President Obama said on Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving. "The bottom line is this: I want the American people to know, entering the holidays, that the combined resources of our military, our intelligence and our homeland security agencies are on the case." "In the event of a specific credible threat, the public will be informed," the president promised. "We do think it's useful for people as they're going about their business to be vigilant. If you see something suspicious, say something. That's always helpful. But otherwise, Americans should go about their usual Thanksgiving activities." President Obama made the formal, unscheduled statement at the White House following a briefing by his national security team. CNS News
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Coli Tied To Costco More Dangerous Than Chipotle Outbreak
The strain of E. coli linked to Costco chicken salad that sickened 19 people in seven states is more likely to be life-threatening than a recent outbreak that closed some Chipotle restaurants in the Northwest. Health officials urged people who bought chicken salad at any U.S. Costco store on or before Friday to throw it away, even if no one has gotten sick. The strain of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli can be life-threatening, but no deaths have been reported. Five people have been hospitalized and two have developed a type of kidney failure, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Fox News
Law Firm Can Keep Ignition Switch Documents Secret
General Motors Co (GM.N) and its law firm need not turn over privileged documents to drivers hoping to show that the automaker intended to commit a crime or fraud by concealing defective ignition switches in their vehicles, a Manhattan federal judge ruled on Wednesday. Despite finding "probable cause" to believe GM committed a crime or fraud by hiding the defect from regulators and the public, U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman found no showing that the automaker and King & Spalding produced the documents with an intent to further such misconduct. Most of the documents related to the law firm's advice from 2010 to 2013 on three crashes involving Chevrolet Cobalts. Vehicle owners said the deception justified a waiver of attorney-client privilege. Reuters
Travelers Face Intense Security Amid Terror Threat
Americans trying to get out of town for Thanksgiving face more intense screening, longer security lines and a scary global warning from the State Department — but many say fears of terrorism won't keep them grounded. "It worries everybody, but if you're confident and you have faith, what else can you do?" Hartford resident Wanda Valle told NBC Connecticut as crowds filled Bradley Airport for the holiday rush. "Whatever is going to happen is going to happen." The bombing of a Russian jet, the attacks in Paris and threats in Brussels have put the world on edge. The State Department's Monday night alert — warning that Islamist militants are planning attacks in "multiple regions" — only added to the jitters. MSNBC
1.6M Have Picked Obamacare Plans So Far
Roughly 1.6 million people have selected coverage on HealthCare.gov, the Obama administration said Wednesday in a snapshot of enrollment through the first three weeks of signups for the 2016 plan year. About a third of them, or half a million, were new customers, while the rest were existing customers who wanted to keep getting covered through the federal website that covers 38 states without their own insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act. The customers will have to pay their first month’s premiums to effectuate coverage and be counted as actual enrollees on the exchange, where customers who don’t have Medicare or Medicaid or get insurance through their work can shop for coverage and qualify for government subsidies. Washington Times
Of People In Latest E. Coli Outbreak Expected To Grow
The number of people sickened in an E. coli outbreak linked to Costco chicken salad will likely grow over the next few weeks, even though the product has been removed from store shelves, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. The spread of foodborne illness takes time to track, especially when it's happening in multiple states, said Dr. Robert Tauxe, deputy director of the CDC's Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases. State health officials, particularly those in Utah, discovered the outbreak and helped find the links between the 19 illnesses in seven states, Tauxe said. ABC
Russian Pilot Says No Caution Given, Turkey Releases Audio Of Warning
The Turkish government on Wednesday released what it said was a recording of a radio warning given to the pilots of a Russian jet before it was shot down in rebel territory near the nation's border with Syria. The Su-24 fighter jet was targeted Tuesday and crashed in contested territory in Turkey's southeast. Two pilots on board ejected from and survived the crash, but one was killed when the pair came under small arms attack from rebels on the ground. "One on board was wounded when he parachuted down and [was] killed in a savage way on the ground by jihadists in the area," Aleksandr Orlov, Russia's ambassador in France, said. UPI
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Rubio Didn't 'Kill' Obamacare, But Here's How He Undermined It
An official presidential campaign Twitter account of Republican Marco Rubio pushed a lofty new boast this week, suggesting the first-term Florida senator singlehandedly did away with President Barack Obama's signature health care law. Not exactly. Rubio's claim is an exaggeration, but one that's wrapped around a kernel of truth. Last year, he successfully pushed to undermine a market-stabilizing mechanism in Obamacare, which has since led to some insurers dropping out of the exchanges and may cause higher premiums. He used a “must-pass” omnibus federal spending bill to do that, and with Congress facing a Dec. 11 deadline to get another sweeping government spending bill passed this year, Rubio is hoping to keep alive his poison pill to damage the controversial health care law. Bloomberg
Awaits More Protests Over Police Shooting
The white officer who shot a black Chicago teen 16 times has been charged with murder and jailed. The graphic video of the slaying has been made public. And in the hours after the footage was released, protesters seemed to honor pleas for restraint. The question now is whether those efforts will be enough to address the simmering resentment that authorities took more than a year to share the footage and charge the officer who emptied an entire magazine into the teen even after he had crumpled to the ground. City officials and community leaders had long braced for the release of the dash-cam video showing the death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. They feared the kind of turmoil that occurred in cities such as Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, after young black men were slain by police or died in police custody. Las Vegas Sun
Fat Could Be More Effective For Epilepsy Than Current Drugs
A specific fatty acid that results from maintaining the ketogenic diet may be more effective at controlling epilepsy than many currently used drugs, according to a new study in England. The ketogenic diet consists of food high in fat, a moderate level of protein and almost no carbohydrates. According to researchers, the diet was identified in 1971 as a treatment for refractory epilepsy. In addition to being difficult to maintain, researchers had not been able to identify the aspect of the diet which prevented seizures in people with epilepsy. While the key factor was thought to be the production of ketones -- which the body produces to create energy in the absence of carbohydrates that can be turned into glucose -- researchers found decanoic acid actually acts to inhibit brain activity that causes seizures. UPI
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Using Sex, Money To Infiltrate Iran, Supreme Leader Says
The United States is using sex, money and Western lifestyles to infiltrate Iran's decision-making elite, the Islamic republic's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday. The remarks by Khamenei, who has the last word on matters of state, followed a wave of arrests of journalists and intellectuals by Tehran authorities over fears of Western infiltration after Iran reached an agreement with world powers over its nuclear program. "Two main things are used for this infiltration: money and sexual attractions. They are used to change beliefs, viewpoints and lifestyles, so that the affected person will think in the same way as an American," Khamenei said in remarks broadcast on state television. Jerusalem Post
Relations At 'Pivotal Moment,' Kerry Says
Israeli and the Palestinian leadership have reached a "pivotal moment" on their rocky path toward a two-state solution, now engulfed in a steady round of violence on the ground, US Secretary of State John Kerry said in a written statement on Wednesday. Back in Washington after visiting Jerusalem and Ramallah this week, having met with both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Kerry said both sides have "important decisions to make for the future" and stand at risk of losing control of tensions on the ground. "As you know we've been very concerned about the violence and the potential for the situation to spin out of control?," Kerry said in a statement to reporters. "Over these past months we have been encouraging all parties to take affirmative steps to reduce tensions and demonstrate a genuine commitment to a two-state solution." Jerusalem Post
Conflict: Houthis 'Blocking Taiz Aid Deliveries'
Stephen O'Brien warned that up 200,000 vulnerable civilians were living under "virtual state of siege". Houthi fighters were stopping aid lorries at checkpoints and allowing in only very limited assistance, he said. Government forces, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, have been battling the rebels for control of Taiz for months.
At least 5,700 people have been killed, almost half of them civilians, since the conflict in Yemen escalated in March, when the coalition launched an air campaign after the Houthis forced President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi to flee the country. BBC
Gifford: NFL Legend Had Brain Trauma At Death
A legend of American football, Frank Gifford, suffered from a concussion-related brain injury when he died, his family has said. The former New York Giants star had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a statement released by NBC said. Dozens of former professional US football players have suffered from the same degenerative disease, which can only be diagnosed after death. His family decided to have his brain assessed by medics. He suffered unspecified "cognitive and behavioural symptoms" as he grew older, according to their statement. They "made the difficult decision to have his brain studied in hopes of contributing to the advancement of medical research concerning the link between football and traumatic brain injury". BBC
Clinton On Laquan McDonald Shooting: 'We Cannot Go On Like This'
Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has plunged into the heated debate surrounding the police killing of a black teenager in Chicago, saying “we cannot go on like this”, following the release of a video showing Laquan McDonald being shot multiple times by an officer on the street. She also put the death in a national context, lamenting “the loss of so many young African Americans taken too soon” in a statement released on Twitter as Chicago continued to simmer in the wake of protests on the night the video was made public. The city is braced for further demonstrations over the footage of 17-year-old Laquan being gunned down as he jaywalked near law enforcement, and a white Chicago officer was charged with murder in connection with the death. Guradian
Scientists Accuse House Panel Of Harassing Climate Researchers
Leading scientists have accused a Republican-led committee of subjecting climate researchers to politically motivated “harassment” amid an increasingly fractious investigation into the activity of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Noaa). Eight key scientific bodies have written to Republican congressman Lamar Smith, chairman of the House committee on science, to warn that the committee’s inquiry into Noaa could have a “chilling effect on the willingness of government scientists to conduct research that intersects with policy-relevant scientific questions”. Guardian
Urges ‘Zero Tolerance At The Highest Levels Of Leadership’ To End Violence
Against Women And Girls
Ending gender-based violence is a top priority for achieving the United Nations founding mission of peace, development and human rights, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, noting his specific concerns about rising violent extremism and its impact on women and girls, and calling for global collective action to end the scourge. “If we are united, between men and women, among government leaders, business communities and civil society leaders I think there will be nothing which we cannot overcome. There will be nothing which will stand in our way to achieve gender equality and gender empowerment,” said Mr. Ban in his remarks during the commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, at the UN Headquarters in New York. UN News
Rights Office Alarmed By Nepal’s Violation On Use Of Force Towards Protestors
Alarmed by latest killings in violent clashes over the weekend in Nepal, bringing the death toll to at least 50 since protests against the new Constitution began in August, the United Nations human rights office today urged Nepalese authorities to follow international standards on use of force, respect dissenting voices and engage them in a “meaningful, inclusive and open dialogue.” “We have been urging Nepalese authorities to ensure that existing national and international standards on the appropriate use of force are fully respected by security forces,” Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), told journalists yesterday at the regular press briefing in Geneva. UN New
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