Archive for the ‘Boxer’ Category

Cal senators call for release of U.S. citizen detained in Vietnam

January 26, 2008

WASHINGTON — California Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer are calling on the prime minister of Vietnam to release a U.S. citizen from Sacramento who has been imprisoned since November.

Nguyen Quoc Quan and five colleagues were arrested in Ho Chi Minh City when authorities found them preparing to circulate pamphlets on behalf of a California-based pro-democracy group that Vietnam considers a terrorist organization.

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Head Trauma’s Agony: Boxer Is Brain Dead

January 2, 2008

By KWANG-TAE KIM, AP

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korean boxer Choi Yoi-sam, who lost consciousness after winning his WBO intercontinental flyweight title fight last week, has been declared brain dead, a hospital spokesman said Wednesday.Choi was declared brain dead at 1 p.m. (0400 GMT), said Ko Seung-kwan, a spokesman at Asan Medical Center in Seoul. Choi had been in a coma since shortly after winning the fight against Indonesian challenger Heri Amol in Seoul on Dec. 25.

The 33-year-old South Korean was knocked down in the 12th and final round of the bout but got back up and was declared the winner on points before collapsing.

Doctors were scheduled to remove Choi’s organs for transplantation later Wednesday after getting approval from the prosecutors’ office – a legal requirement before organs can be removed – said Ko.

South Korean media reported that Choi said he would donate his organs.

“He has lived a hard life,” South Korea’s Yonhap news agency quoted Oh Soon-hui, Choi’s 65-year-old mother, as saying. “I hope he has gone to a peaceful place.” She could not immediately be reached for comment.

Choi was the WBC light flyweight world champion from Oct. 1999 to July 2002, and fought for the WBA light flyweight world title in Sept. 2004.

South Korea’s boxing commission had no immediate comment.

In 1982, a South Korean boxer died after a match in the United States.

Choi was declared brain dead at 1 p.m. (0400 GMT), said Ko Seung-kwan, a spokesman at Asan Medical Center in Seoul. Choi had been in a coma since shortly after winning the fight against Indonesian challenger Heri Amol in Seoul on Dec. 25.The 33-year-old South Korean was knocked down in the 12th and final round of the bout but got back up and was declared the winner on points before collapsing.

Doctors were scheduled to remove Choi’s organs for transplantation later Wednesday after getting approval from the prosecutors’ office – a legal requirement before organs can be removed – said Ko.

South Korean media reported that Choi said he would donate his organs.

“He has lived a hard life,” South Korea’s Yonhap news agency quoted Oh Soon-hui, Choi’s 65-year-old mother, as saying. “I hope he has gone to a peaceful place.” She could not immediately be reached for comment.

Choi was the WBC light flyweight world champion from Oct. 1999 to July 2002, and fought for the WBA light flyweight world title in Sept. 2004.

South Korea’s boxing commission had no immediate comment.

In 1982, a South Korean boxer died after a match in the United States.

Global Warming & The U.S. Senate

October 23, 2007

GOP Sen. James Inhofe, ranking member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, faulted Democratic Chairwoman Barbara Boxer’s leadership of the committee this morning in the most recent of a series of attacks on her handling of global warming legislation.

At a hearing on human health effects of global warming, Inhofe implied that she was distracting members with studies of what might happen from global warming rather than focusing on “what will happen if we legislate global warming.” Inhofe believes that any mandatory cap on greenhouse gas emissions will bear too great a cost for the economy for too little benefit.

The Oklahoma senator noted, “As of October 23, we have not had a single legislative hearing on any of the major bills.” At a much anticipated subcommittee hearing tomorrow [October 24], Sens. Joe Lieberman and John Warner will unveil their bipartisan cap-and-trade program, but Inhofe complained that the hearings process is giving analysis of the bill short shrift. A markup of the bill is likely to occur next week.

“There has been no time to analyze the text of this bill, or for members of the committee to obtain input from stakeholders concerned about how the bill will impact them,” said Inhofe, “or for economists to model its impacts on the competitiveness of the American economy.”

—Bret Schulte
U.S. News and World Report

Al Gore
Al Gore
Al Gore in 1994.
He has since become the
“Global Warming” Educator,

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and
Swollen with Pride.