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The lesbian den leader who was dismissed by her local Boy Scout troop this year delivered Wednesday to the organization's headquarters a petition calling for her reinstatement.

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Boy Scouts leadership affirms policy of excluding 'open or avowed' gaysupdated: Tue Jul 17 2012 15:48:00

The Boy Scouts of America announced Tuesday it has affirmed its policy of "not granting membership to open or avowed homosexuals."

Oregon Supreme Court orders release of once-secret Boy Scout filesupdated: Fri Jun 15 2012 21:13:00

The Oregon Supreme Court has ordered the release of an archive of more than 1,000 once-secret Boy Scouts of America files that chronicled decades of abuse of boys.

Fighting for equality in Boy Scoutsupdated: Thu Jun 07 2012 19:49:00

Jennifer Tyrrell on the Boy Scouts of America postponing a decision on her petition to change their anti-gay policy.

Boy Scouts to study ban on gay leadersupdated: Thu Jun 07 2012 19:49:00

The Boy Scouts of America, indicating its ban on openly gay members will remain in effect, said it will consider a resolution asking that local units be allowed to determine their own standards.

Boy Scout den leader dismissed for being a lesbianupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 18:47:00

Jennifer Tyrrell, an Ohio den leader dismissed by her local Boy Scout troop for being a lesbian, said she's disappointed her 7-year-old son is no longer participating in the Scouts.

Boy Scouts feel a mother's wrathupdated: Tue Apr 24 2012 11:53:00

Jennifer Tyrrell dislikes public speaking so much that when she was in high school, she almost failed marketing because she didn't want to speak in front of the class.

Augusta National a powerful holdout among men-only clubsupdated: Thu Apr 05 2012 13:48:00

Divisions between sexes start with pink and blue clothes for babies, move into dance classes and football practice and later into single-sex book clubs and bowling leagues.

Augusta: Membership private matterupdated: Thu Apr 05 2012 13:48:00

Augusta National won't comment on the issue of allowing female members. Patrick Snell reports.

Irving Berlin's gift of 'God Bless America'updated: Mon Dec 12 2011 04:37:00

Who walks away from $10 million?

Opinion: Airline overreaction a smart moveupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 14:44:00

Hurricane Irene is making its way out to sea after blowing across the East Coast, and as is often the case, the airline and airport reaction to her approach was far greater than necessary.

People.com: 'West Memphis Three' Freed in Court Dealupdated: Fri Aug 19 2011 19:10:00

The men served 18 years in prison after their convictions for three brutal murders

People.com: Rick Perry to Announce Run for Presidencyupdated: Fri Aug 12 2011 10:50:00

All about the Texas governor who'll officially be on the 2012 ballot Saturday

Rescued Boy Scouts back with familiesupdated: Wed May 04 2011 07:12:00

Members of a Boy Scout troop rescued by the Arkansas Army National Guard reunite with loved ones. KATC reports.

Missing Boy Scout troop found in Arkansas national forestupdated: Wed May 04 2011 07:12:00

A National Guard helicopter made a tight landing Tuesday to rescue Boy Scouts who were missing after a weekend camping and hiking trip in an Arkansas national forest, officials said.

6 Boy Scouts, 2 troop leaders missing in Arkansas National Forestupdated: Tue May 03 2011 08:04:00

A Boy Scout troop from Lafayette, Louisiana, is missing after camping this weekend in an Arkansas National Forest.

Your America isn't the only one, Mr. Huckabeeupdated: Sat Mar 05 2011 12:45:00

When then-Sen. Barack Obama gave the speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention that thrust him into stardom, he made it clear that it was time to shed the red state-blue state nonsense and embrace the concept that "We are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes, all of us defending the United States of America."

The missing gift dilemmaupdated: Tue Dec 21 2010 14:40:00

You're having lunch with a friend when all of a sudden she pulls a gift out of her purse. "Here!" she says, gleefully, pushing the brightly-wrapped present in your direction. "Merry Christmas!"

Gays, Mormons and Boy Scouts' discriminationupdated: Fri Oct 22 2010 08:27:00

For an organization that describes itself on its website as being "truly a melting pot," with membership that comes "from all walks of life," the Boy Scouts of America sure is picky.

Should gay dad be Boy Scout leader?updated: Wed Oct 20 2010 08:58:00

A gay father is outraged after being told he can't wear a Boy Scout uniform. HLN's Vinnie Politan reports.

Boy Scouts tell gay leader to take a hikeupdated: Wed Oct 20 2010 08:58:00

The father of a 9-year-old Cub Scout said Tuesday he has been forced out of a leadership role with the organization and ordered not to wear its uniform because of his sexual orientation.

Jury rules Philadelphia Boy Scouts can keep their headquartersupdated: Thu Jun 24 2010 19:22:00

A federal jury in Philadelphia says the Boy Scouts can stay.

Former gay scout "broke down and cried" when he was dismissedupdated: Mon Jun 21 2010 21:04:00

A gay man expelled from the Boy Scouts in 2003 said Monday he misses being a scout but has no regrets.

10 things my father was right aboutupdated: Mon Jun 21 2010 11:57:00

My father spent his youth as a crossing guard, a Boy Scout, and a designated driver. I, on the other hand, squandered mine cutting gym class and hanging out at the mall.

Trial could settle dispute between Boy Scouts, Philadelphiaupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 13:14:00

A federal trial is underway that could settle a dispute between Philadelphia Boy Scouts and the city.

Social media games: Badges or badgering?updated: Tue May 04 2010 10:03:00

Earning badges and climbing a ladder of "levels" used to be the respective domains of Boy Scouts and devoted video gamers. No more: It's officially the hottest craze in social-media marketing to make your customers think they're playing a game.

Jury verdict hits Boy Scouts with $18.5 million in punitive damagesupdated: Fri Apr 23 2010 22:11:00

An Oregon jury on Friday found the Boy Scouts of America liable for the sexual abuse of a 12-year-old boy more than 25 years ago, returning a verdict of $18.5 million in punitive damages.

Diapering with feetupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 10:42:00

Sarah Kovac has a disability that impedes the use of her arms and hands. That's why she uses her feet to change diapers.

For disabled parents, challenges are bonding pointupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 10:42:00

When Sarah Kovac watches her son, Ethan, crawl or grab objects, she feels proud, but also has mixed emotions. Already, the 8-month-old has abilities Kovac never had.

Jury holds Boy Scouts negligent in sex-abuse caseupdated: Tue Apr 13 2010 20:15:00

Jurors in Portland, Oregon, awarded a former Boy Scout $1.4 million after finding Tuesday that the organization was negligent in allowing a Scout leader who was a sex offender to have contact with him.

Boy Scouts lose $1.4M in abuse caseupdated: Tue Apr 13 2010 20:15:00

Jurors find the Boy Scouts of America negligent in allowing a sex offender Scout leader to have contact with a Scout.

Man kills his alleged abuserupdated: Wed Apr 07 2010 15:39:00

A man pleads no contest to voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a man he claims sexually abused him.

Behind the shuttle launchupdated: Mon Feb 08 2010 20:07:00

CNN's John Zarrella goes behind the scenes for launch preparation for Space Shuttle Endeavour from Cape Canaveral.

Intriguing people for February 8, 2010updated: Mon Feb 08 2010 20:07:00

Kathryn Hire: With one woman and five men aboard, the space shuttle Endeavour launched early Monday morning and is heading to the international space station. Endeavour's two-week visit is the first of NASA's five final shuttle missions before the space agency retires its aging space shuttle fleet later this year. It's also the last major construction project on the 11-year-old space station.

Real facts behind biggest fall showupdated: Fri Oct 16 2009 09:14:00

Despite their astonishing record of losses when dealing with lumberjacks and beavers, trees are pretty tough customers. Their trunks, branches, roots and twigs are all more than capable of enduring a winter's worth of freezing temperatures, snow, sleet and hail. Their leaves, though? Eh, not so tough.

Boy Scout turns 'mud pit' into a $60K playgroundupdated: Fri Sep 11 2009 09:17:00

"It kept you alive," a tearful Dwight Griffith told his adopted son as the two looked at an infant incubator during a tour of the Russian hospital where he was born.

CNN Heroes: Alex Griffithupdated: Fri Sep 11 2009 09:17:00

Alex Griffith raised more than $60,000 to design and build a playground at the Russian hospital where he was born.

People.com: Renée Zellweger to Pack It On Again for Bridget Jonesupdated: Wed Jul 15 2009 13:59:00

The Oscar winner is announced to play the full-figured singleton for the third time

People.com: What Renée Zellweger Wants in a Manupdated: Wed May 06 2009 15:29:00

The actress spills her secrets to Glamour

Ten business strategies to organize your homeupdated: Wed Apr 08 2009 09:06:00

About 11 years ago, two big things happened in my life: My wife and I started a family, and I launched a consulting firm. For years I was much more successful at running my company than managing our family -- probably because I was taking specific steps to improve my business, then going home and winging it.

In a slump, camping comes into vogueupdated: Thu Apr 02 2009 18:48:00

Susan Lanier has always enjoyed getting out of her urban home in Chicago, Illinois.

50-plus-vehicle pileup clogs New Hampshire interstateupdated: Mon Jan 12 2009 08:15:00

More than 50 vehicles -- including a bus carrying Boy Scouts -- collided in a massive pileup on a snow-swept New Hampshire interstate Sunday, closing the highway in one direction for five hours, authorities and witnesses said.

59-car pile upupdated: Mon Jan 12 2009 08:15:00

Fifty-nine vehicles were involved in a massive pile-up on interstate 93 in New Hampshire.

In breast cancer journey, women need a patient partnerupdated: Tue Oct 28 2008 09:44:00

When a woman goes through breast cancer treatment, the shape of her chest changes, hair falls out and eyebrows thin. She'd probably tell you she's had better days.

Time.com: McCain and Obama on Patriotismupdated: Thu Jun 26 2008 00:00:00

How the candidates define their love of country may help determine the election's outcome. TIME asked each for his view of the meaning of patriotism. Here's how they responded

Time.com: Living Through the Iowa Delugeupdated: Fri Jun 13 2008 18:00:00

TIME's reporter in Des Moines reports on the calamities of seemingly biblical proportions that have pushed the stoic state to the breaking point

Rescuers look for bodies among Kansas twister debrisupdated: Thu Jun 12 2008 22:26:00

Rescue workers in Kansas searched for people Thursday among the wreckage left by tornadoes that ripped through the Midwest on Wednesday night.

Only seconds before tornadoupdated: Thu Jun 12 2008 21:58:00

A 15-year-old describes being in the middle of a tornado at a Boy Scout camp.

4 teens remembered as model Scoutsupdated: Thu Jun 12 2008 21:58:00

Four Boy Scouts who died Wednesday when a tornado swept through a wilderness camp were remembered for the very qualities that had brought them to the camp in the first place.

Boy Scouts' actions after tornado called heroicupdated: Thu Jun 12 2008 16:25:00

Boy Scouts were transformed into heroes when a deadly tornado blew apart their remote camp in western Iowa on Wednesday night.

Time.com: Iowa Boy Scout Survivors Praisedupdated: Thu Jun 12 2008 09:05:00

Boy Scouts who came to each others' aid after a tornado that killed four of their comrades were hailed as heroes Thursday for helping to administer first aid and search for victims

Tornado hits Boy Scout campupdated: Thu Jun 12 2008 05:17:00

Lloyd Roitstein of the Boy Scouts of America talks about the aftermath of a tornado that hit a Boy Scout camp in Iowa.

Official: 4 dead after twister tears through Scout campupdated: Thu Jun 12 2008 05:17:00

At least four people were killed and another 40 injured Wednesday when a tornado struck a Boy Scout camp in western Iowa, a state safety official said.

Time.com: Behind the Midwest's Crazy Weatherupdated: Wed Jun 11 2008 13:00:00

Tornadoes, floods and even a mini-tsunami in Chicago. Pin part of the blame on our old friend La NiÑa

Time.com: The Boy Scouts' Free-Speech Fight updated: Thu May 29 2008 17:00:00

Philadelphia says the group's bias against gays and atheists disqualifies it from a rent break on a city-owned building

People.com: Kid Rock Helps Boy Scout Troop Pay for Stolen Equipmentupdated: Tue May 13 2008 12:45:00

After reading about the group's hardship, the singer writes a check to cover their expenses

'Super' coach needed game plan for home officeupdated: Mon Apr 07 2008 14:42:00

In most ways, Tzatzil Willebeek-LeMair is a superwoman.

Time.com: Texas Gov.: Scouts in 'Culture War'updated: Wed Feb 20 2008 09:00:00

The governor of Texas argues in a new book that attacks on the Boy Scouts are the latest front in a "culture war" and the moral struggle for the country's future

Boy Scout foils attack on Maldives presidentupdated: Tue Jan 08 2008 09:26:00

A teenager described as a Boy Scout saved Maldivian President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom from a knife attack Tuesday, a presidential spokesman said.

Teen survives bear attackupdated: Mon Oct 15 2007 09:28:00

A Boy Scout says he survived a bear attack by curling into the fetal position and playing dead.

FSB: Outdoing the Swiss Army knifeupdated: Fri Oct 05 2007 14:11:00

[Editor's note: Original online publication date: 7.25.07]

Arrest made in DSU caseupdated: Mon Sep 24 2007 17:46:00

Delaware State University officials announced an arrest of a suspect related to a shooting on campus last week.

Missing Boy Scout troopupdated: Mon Sep 24 2007 11:05:00

The search is on for a missing North Carolina Boy Scout troop.

Scouts 'hunkered down' after getting lostupdated: Mon Sep 24 2007 11:05:00

Good training and preparation kept a group of Boy Scouts safe after they became lost while hiking in the North Carolina mountains, a troop leader and a relative said Monday.

FSB: Outdoing the Swiss Army knifeupdated: Wed Jul 25 2007 06:33:00

Long before holstered cellphones appeared on handymen's belts, another gadget won their hearts and hips: the Leatherman Pocket Survival Tool. Within three months of its first listing in a mail-order catalog, the multifunctional gizmo became essential for thousands of hikers, hunters, and knife enthusiasts. Since then, Leatherman tools have blasted into space with NASA astronauts, severed umbilical cords on newborns, and extracted shrapnel from American troops in Iraq.

Rooftop rescues in Texasupdated: Sun Jul 22 2007 22:27:00

Rooftop rescues in Texas

Exhibit takes visitors from schoolhouse to White Houseupdated: Mon Apr 02 2007 16:14:00

In October 1925, a 12 year-old boy in a small California town wrote in a school assignment that he "would like to study law and enter politics for an occupation so that I might be of some good to the people." The boy: Richard Milhous Nixon, some 43 years before being elected the nation's 37th president.

Scout's love for sports, reading may have helped save himupdated: Tue Mar 20 2007 11:49:00

People who know Michael Auberry describe him as a well-rounded 12-year-old who loves sports, reading and the Boy Scouts, all three of which may have helped him survive in the North Carolina wilderness.

Search for Scout will use dogs, heat-detection devices updated: Mon Mar 19 2007 06:38:00

Rescuers brought in heat-sensing equipment Monday for a nighttime search for a 12-year-old Boy Scout who has been missing for two days in the North Carolina mountains, a National Park Service ranger said.

Searchers find missing Boy Scout's mess kit, footprintsupdated: Sun Mar 18 2007 09:04:00

Authorities searching for a 12-year-old Boy Scout missing since Saturday found his mess kit near where he had been camping with members of his troop near the Blue Ridge Parkway, officials told CNN Sunday.

Fortune: Active.com and the morphing of mediaupdated: Fri Mar 02 2007 12:51:00

As advertising increasingly becomes the means by which technology companies make money, the very definition of the media business is rapidly changing.

Fortune: Lettersupdated: Mon Jan 22 2007 00:01:00

Conflict Diamonds

Ivins: Now they are all for bipartisanshipupdated: Tue Nov 14 2006 15:50:00

Having watched election coverage nonstop all week, I sometimes wake screaming, "Bipartisanship!" and scare myself.

Neglected boy grows up to take pleasure in killingupdated: Thu Sep 28 2006 10:29:00

Scott Dyleski was a 16-year-old college student, animal rights' activist and budding artist when he woke up one morning last fall and apparently decided to bludgeon his accomplished 52-year-old neighbor to death.

Money Magazine: Rags to Help You Keep Your Richesupdated: Mon May 01 2006 00:01:00

Thanks to the Internet, money-oriented newsletters are a dying breed. And most deserve to go. All too often, the advice they dole out is too vague or obvious (Dine out less often!). Sometimes the i...

Ex-Scout official sentenced for child pornupdated: Mon Dec 05 2005 22:05:00

A former official with the Boy Scouts of America was sentenced to eight years in prison Monday for receiving and distributing child pornography, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Dallas, Texas.

FSB: In God We Trussupdated: Tue Nov 01 2005 00:01:00

While not as well-known as velcro or post-its, J. Calvin Jureit's most famous invention, the Gang-Nail, stands with them as a brilliantly simple innovation. While daydreaming at a church service in...

Are you ready?updated: Wed Oct 26 2005 14:25:00

We can't seem to shake hurricane season.

Hundreds of Boy Scouts fall ill from heat updated: Thu Jul 28 2005 00:40:00

A Boy Scout National Jamboree marred by the deaths of four people weathered another blow Wednesday in Virginia when about 300 Scouts and adults suffered symptoms resulting from the 100-degree afternoon heat, a spokesman for the organization said.

Missing Scout found alive in Utahupdated: Tue Jun 21 2005 15:06:00

Volunteers Tuesday found an 11-year-old boy alive four days after he disappeared from a Boy Scout camp in rugged northeast Utah.

Ex-Boy Scout official pleads guilty to child porn chargeupdated: Wed Mar 30 2005 07:04:00

A former top official of the Boy Scouts of America pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of receiving and distributing child pornography, including pictures of boys younger than 12.

Ex-Boy Scout official faces child porn chargesupdated: Tue Mar 29 2005 14:27:00

A former top official of the Boy Scouts of America faces federal Internet child pornography charges and is expected to plead guilty Wednesday, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office said.

Court halts penalty for barring recruitersupdated: Mon Nov 29 2004 21:27:00

A federal appeals court barred the government Monday from blocking funds to colleges and universities that deny access to military recruiters because of the Pentagon's policy banning openly gay men and women.

Giuliani: 9/11 finger-pointing not appropriateupdated: Thu May 20 2004 10:57:00

The man "Time" magazine named its Person of the Year for his handling of the September 11, 2001, attacks now finds himself defending New York City's preparedness in its response to 9/11.

Fortune: Club Moiupdated: Mon Jan 12 2004 00:01:00

I am often asked what it's like to be a full-blown, highly functioning narcissist. Well, it has its moments. On one hand, there's the pleasure of being the center of the universe, second only to Go...

Business 2.0: Teaching The Wrong Lesson If business schools were serious about instructing students in ethics, they could updated: Sat Nov 01 2003 00:01:00

At a recent faculty meeting, I listened as a colleague described in painful detail the amount of time she spent trying to do something about an MBA student suspected of cheating on an exam. Her adv...

Fortune: Fifty-Six Years Ago This Month...updated: Mon Jun 10 2002 00:01:00

"There is a rich queerness to the U.S. scene in this summer of 1946.... Like a surrealist landscape, it is brilliant, gaudy, carefully drawn, and yet somehow nightmarish, distorted, and spotted wit...

Money Magazine: A National Anthemupdated: Thu Nov 01 2001 00:01:00

Contributing to the nation's healing process has rewards of its own, as the Irving Berlin Music Co.'s Bert Fink can tell you. His organization administers the publishing rights and royalties genera...

Money Magazine: Is Antitrust Push Bad For Stocks?updated: Tue Sep 01 1998 00:01:00

University of California at Davis economist George Bittlingmayer has concluded that increased antitrust enforcement is a prelude to a bear market. The feds' cases against Microsoft and Intel make i...

Money Magazine: WHICH CHARITY BOSSES EARN THEIR KEEP One in five top executives at America's biggest charities gets more than $200,000 a year. Hupdated: Fri May 01 1992 00:01:00

Once you might have reasonably assumed that money you gave to a highly respected charity would be well spent. No longer. In February, the United Way of America, whose 2,100 chapters raised $3.1 bil...

Fortune: The menace of consumers, sorrow in Pennsylvania, child abuse at the Fed, and other matters. FILTHY POLITICSupdated: Mon Nov 04 1991 00:01:00

In which Kindly Dr. Keeping Up doggedly answers the question nobody is asking: Why is an allegedly conservative U.S. Justice Department appealing the court decision that allowed VMI to remain a sin...

Fortune: BOY SCOUTS, SEX -- AND KOREAN TRADEupdated: Mon Jun 17 1991 00:01:00

The Jackson, Wyoming, Boy Scouts are doing their bit to turn last year's trade deficit with South Korea into a surplus. Their export: hundreds of antlers shed by elk in the Tetons during the winter...

Fortune: Mangling Marx and English, Mommie and Daddy vs. Peggy, The Payoff on Brain Waves, and Other Matters. Only in America (cont'd)updated: Mon Aug 03 1987 00:01:00

HARTFORD -- The Connecticut Supreme Court on Monday affirmed the right of the Boy Scouts . . . to deny positions of leadership to women . . . The ruling came in the case of Catherine N. Pollard of ...

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