When Hurricane Katrina stranded helpless, starving pets throughout the Gulf Coast, a stream of sympathetic visitors to the Humane Society's Web site didn't cause a collapse. When horrific stories revealed that parka trim from China contained the fur of murdered cats and dogs, the server held up. But the day after a federal grand jury returned a dogfighting indictment against Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, the system was overwhelmed by people offering to help.
Noble: Norman Borlaug, the most recent recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal, whose advancements in agriculture helped save people from starvation.
RICHMOND — This much is known: Michael Vick won't be on the field when the Atlanta Falcons open training camp next Thursday. He will be in a federal courtroom.
RICHMOND — Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury on charges related to illegal dogfighting.
In an offseason in which Adam "Pacman" Jones faces felony charges and Michael Vick faces investigation, it's refreshing to come across Shaine Smith.
Through all attempts to cover his tracks secretive lingo, coded Internet chatter, a move from Pennsylvania to Texas Thomas Weigner was intently pursued by a vigilant group of animal-loving sleuths.
Clinton Portis, the running back for the Washington Redskins, has received a thorough education on the icky subject of dogfighting after speaking glibly in defense of Michael Vick last month.