August 2008 Blog Posts (5)

Democrats look westward for victory

If everything goes as planned, the setting sun will paint the Rocky Mountains purple for the network television cameras just as Sen. Barack Obama's nomination-night pageant gets under way Thursday at Invesco Field at Mile High.

It's an appropriate color, since Democratic strategists plan to win back the White House by cracking the red-and-blue stalemate of the usual electoral map with victories in the new battleground states of the interior West.

"From a pure… Continue

Added by News on August 24, 2008 at 11:03pm — No Comments

Boy Scouts, blazing a new trail, reach out to Delaware Hispanics

Marc Garduno faces a couple of obstacles as he sets out to recruit Boy Scouts from Delaware's Hispanic community.

First, the Scouts' traditional uniform, with pressed pants and insignia, might be off-putting to immigrants from countries where dictatorships thrive.

Second, the Scouts' Norman Rockwell image has for decades sent a message that it's a club for well-to-do whites. Statistics show that of about 3 million Scouts nationwide, 70 percent are white.

"Within… Continue

Added by News on August 24, 2008 at 10:09pm — No Comments

Blood Bank Looks to Hispanics for Needed Blood Type

An area blood bank begins a new initiative to help boost donations. The group is turning to the Latino community to find a universal blood type commonly found among Hispanics.

Type "O" blood is the blood type most valued at the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks.

"Thirty eight percent of the country is a type-O donor, but nine percent will be type-O negative. So, right there you have half of the country that is a type-O donor," said Chris Pilgrim of… Continue

Added by News on August 24, 2008 at 10:00pm — No Comments

GOP makes pitch to Colo. Hispanics

A dozen Colorado Hispanic leaders endorsed John McCain Thursday, saying Democrat Barack Obama is vulnerable on abortion and free trade.

The estimated 240,000 Hispanic voters in swing-state Colorado have become a coveted prize in this year's election because they have enough clout to influence a close race. Thursday's endorsements were a state GOP bid for their attention ahead of next week's Democratic National Convention.… Continue

Added by News on August 24, 2008 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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