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  • Old Photo: Humphrey Bogart in the U.S. Navy, circa 1918

    07/04/2013 4:56:50 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 73 replies
    Retronaut ^ | c. 1918 | Retronaut
    c. 1918: Humphrey Bogart in the Navy
  • Obama Uses 1917 Espionage Act to Go After Reporters

    05/27/2013 3:27:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2013 | Michael Barone
    There is one problem with the entirely justified if self-interested media squawking about the Justice Department snooping into the phone records of multiple Associated Press reporters and Fox News's James Rosen. The problem is that what the AP reporters and Rosen did arguably violates the letter of the law. The search warrant in the Rosen case cites Section 793(d) of Title 18 of the U.S. Code. Section 793(d) says that a person lawfully in possession of information that the government has classified as secret who turns it over to someone not lawfully entitled to posses it has committed a crime....
  • Historical Photo: Section of German WWI Submarine Being Pulled Through New York City (1918)

    1918: Amanda Uren - Pulling a section of a submarine through New York City
  • Diary From The HMNZ Tahiti During The 1918 Pandemic

    10/08/2012 12:00:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    Avian Flu Diary ^ | OCTOBER 08, 2012 | Michael Coston
    For years historians, epidemiologists, and virologists have been attempting to peel back the cobwebs of time in order to analyze the deadliest pandemic in human history; the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic. John Barry’s The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Greatest Plague in History, has probably done more to reawaken memories of that awful time than any other source, but many gaps in our knowledge remain. Jeffrey K. Taubenberger and David Morens - both researchers at NIAID – have added considerably to our understanding of the H1N1 virus and the events surrounding its emergence. Taubenberger was the first to...
  • In Defense of His Majesty

    09/10/2005 10:30:16 AM PDT · by Unreconstructed Selmerite · 17 replies · 836+ views
    military.com ^ | September 7, 2005 | William S. Lind
    As regular readers in this column know, my reporting senior and lawful sovereign is His Imperial Majesty Kaiser Wilhelm II. When I finally report in to that great Oberste Heeresleitung in the sky, I expect to do so as the Kaiser’s last soldier. Why? Well, beyond Bestimmung, the unhappy fact is that Western civilization’s last chance of survival was probably a victory by the Central Powers in World War I. Their defeat let all the poisons of the French Revolution loose unchecked, which is the main reason that we now live in a moral and cultural cesspool.
  • NIH scientists find earliest known evidence of 1918 influenza pandemic (and more)

    09/19/2011 12:37:08 PM PDT · by decimon · 24 replies
    Examination of lung tissue and other autopsy material from 68 American soldiers who died of respiratory infections in 1918 has revealed that the influenza virus that eventually killed 50 million people worldwide was circulating in the United States at least four months before the 1918 influenza reached pandemic levels that fall. The study, using tissues preserved since 1918, was led by Jeffery K. Taubenberger, M.D., Ph.D., of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. The researchers found proteins and genetic material from the 1918 influenza virus in specimens from 37 of...
  • Katla - 14 earthquakes in 48 hours!

    07/09/2010 6:44:30 PM PDT · by Errant · 121 replies
    Ice Age Now ^ | 9 July, 2010 | NA
    9 Jul 10 - Fourteen earthquakes have occurred below Iceland's Mýrdalsjökull glacier during the past 48 hours - one within the last 4 hours. Katla Volcano lies beneath the Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Katla Volcano usually erupts every century, says Iceland's President Olafur Grimsson. and the last eruption was in 1918. "The time for Katla to erupt is coming close." "I don't say if, but I say when Katla will erupt," Grimsson says. "We have been waiting for that eruption for several years." "It can create, for a long period, extraordinary damage to modern advanced society."
  • NIH Bulletin says New York swine flu victim autopsies show lung damage similar to 1918 Spanish flu

    12/08/2009 11:45:25 AM PST · by autumnraine · 14 replies · 766+ views
    Examiner ^ | 12/07/2009 | Victoria Nicks
    Results from 34 swine flu victims in New York were released by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in a December 7 bulletin. The swine flu symptoms and effects on the lungs of the victims were similar to the effects of the 1918 Spanish flu, which had an extremely high mortality rate around the world. Other reports of H1N1 infections deep in the lungs have been reported around the world, including Ukraine, China, Brazil, Norway, and the United States, in Iowa and Utah. These infections have been linked to a change in the receptor binding domain of the virus. Swine...
  • Chronicle of the Devastating Flu Epidemic is Frightening, Readable

    12/05/2009 9:47:08 AM PST · by T.L.Sink · 17 replies · 1,010+ views
    The Great Influenza pandemic killed as many as 100 million worldwide when the global population was less than a third of what it is today. It killed more people in twenty-four weeks than AIDS has killed in twenty-four years, more people in a year than the Black Death of the Middle Ages in a century. It didn't single out the very young and the very old. Half those who died were young people in the prime of life - in their 20's and 30's. By a bizarre and unprecedented stroke it turned the immune system itself into a killer. Two-thirds...
  • Influenza Pandemic: World History 1918

    10/14/2009 7:06:41 PM PDT · by tired1 · 11 replies · 537+ views
    Officials feared mass hysteria in major cities. Citizens were urged to stay indoors and avoid congested areas.
  • Aspirin Misuse May Have Made 1918 Flu Pandemic Worse

    10/02/2009 10:44:59 AM PDT · by decimon · 30 replies · 1,715+ views
    HIV Medicine Association ^ | October 2, 2009 | Unknown
    The devastation of the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic is well known, but a new article suggests a surprising factor in the high death toll: the misuse of aspirin. Appearing in the November 1 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases and available online now, the article sounds a cautionary note as present day concerns about the novel H1N1 virus run high. High aspirin dosing levels used to treat patients during the 1918-1919 pandemic are now known to cause, in some cases, toxicity and a dangerous build up of fluid in the lungs, which may have contributed to the incidence and severity of symptoms,...
  • The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History

    07/30/2009 8:32:31 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 21 replies · 1,323+ views
    You Tube [video] | Feb. 2005 | John M. Barry
    The pandemic death toll was about 100 million in a global population less than a third of today's. Yet even that number underestimates the horror of the disease. Normally influenza kills the very young and the elderly, but in the 1918 pandemic half those who died were young men and women in the prime of their life, in their twenties and thirties. The great human existential question is, could it happen again? It can and will in some form. Though the pandemic stretched over two years, two-thirds of the deaths occurred within six months. The deaths were of viral or...
  • Study: Swine Flu Resembles 1918 Virus

    07/13/2009 11:15:14 AM PDT · by AngieGal · 40 replies · 1,069+ views
    Fox News ^ | July 13, 2009 | Reuters
    The new H1N1 influenza virus bears a disturbing resemblance to the virus strain that caused the 1918 flu pandemic, with a greater ability to infect the lungs than common seasonal flu viruses, researchers reported on Monday. Tests in several animals confirmed other studies that have shown the new swine flu strain can spread beyond the upper respiratory tract to go deep into the lungs — making it more likely to cause pneumonia, the international team said. In addition, they found that people who survived the 1918 pandemic seem to have extra immune protection against the virus, again confirming the work...
  • AP settles case over copying of news-orgs can sue when competitors copy time-sensitive stories

    07/13/2009 1:12:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies · 2,477+ views
    breitbart ^ | 7/13/09 | ap
    NEW YORK (AP) - The Associated Press will collect undisclosed damages as part of a settlement of its lawsuit against All Headline News, a site that allegedly misappropriated AP stories online. The AP considered the lawsuit an important test of the "hot news" doctrine, which was established in a 1918 Supreme Court case involving the AP. That principle holds that while facts cannot be copyrighted, news organizations can sue when competitors copy time-sensitive stories.
  • Researchers unlock secrets of 1918 flu pandemic

    12/29/2008 4:37:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies · 2,232+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 29, 2008
    Researchers have found out what made the 1918 flu pandemic so deadly -- a group of three genes that lets the virus invade the lungs and cause pneumonia. They mixed samples of the 1918 influenza strain with modern seasonal flu viruses to find the three genes and said their study might help in the development of new flu drugs. The discovery, published in Tuesday's issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could also point to mutations that might turn ordinary flu into a dangerous pandemic strain. Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin and colleagues at the...
  • Survivors of 1918 Flu Pandemic Immune 90 Years Later

    08/17/2008 3:55:24 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 58 replies · 138+ views
    USNWR ^ | August 17, 2008 | Steven Reinberg
    SUNDAY, Aug. 17 (HealthDay News) -- People who lived through the 1918 flu pandemic that killed 50 million worldwide are still producing antibodies to the virus 90 years later, researchers report. "Most people have a notion that elderly people have very weak immunity or they have lost immunity," said lead researcher Dr. James E. Crowe Jr., a professor of pediatrics, microbiology and immunology at Vanderbilt University. "This study shows that extremely elderly people have retained memory of being infected with the 1918 flu, even 90 years later," Crowe said. This is the first evidence that shows that people developed significant...
  • Should the Stars In Your Service Flag Turn to Gold (1918 song)

    06/08/2008 5:14:15 PM PDT · by John McDonnell · 3 replies · 184+ views
    Maine Music Box ^ | 1918 | Dora F. Hendricks and Charles H. Gabriel
    Should the Stars In Your Service Flag Turn To Gold (1918) lyrics by Dora F. Hendricks music by Charles H. Gabriel MIDI sequence os002.mid by John McDonnellShould the stars in your service flag turn to gold, If from somewhere in France comes the message you fear, Should the anguish of death on your heart be rolled, Creep close to God and you will hear His great heart throbbing, as soft and low He whispers: "Child, I know, I know! "Your very best for the world you've done: "I, also, gave my beloved Son, "I, also, gave my beloved Son." Like...
  • Spread Of 1918 Flu Pandemic Explained

    02/19/2008 10:17:10 AM PST · by blam · 36 replies · 211+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 2-19-2008 | Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
    Spread Of 1918 Flu Pandemic ExplainedThis transmission electron micrograph of an ultra-thin specimen revealed some of the ultra-structural morphologic features seen in 1918 influenza virus virions. The prominent surface projections on the virions are composed of either the hemagglutinin, or neuraminidase type of glycoproteins. (Credit: Cynthia Goldsmith) ScienceDaily (Feb. 19, 2008) — MIT researchers have explained why two mutations in the H1N1 avian flu virus were critical for viral transmission in humans during the 1918 pandemic outbreak that killed at least 50 million people. The team showed that the 1918 influenza strain developed two mutations in a surface molecule called...
  • Past may hold clue to future flu fight Secrets may be in blood of 1918 survivors

    10/05/2006 6:52:51 PM PDT · by Coleus · 38 replies · 847+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 09.29.06 | CAROL ANN CAMPBELL
    People who lived during the 1918 influenza epidemic may hold secrets in their blood that could help fight a future pandemic, but finding them now is a race against time. People who were toddlers at the end of World War I -- when the epidemic swept the globe and killed 50 million -- are in their 90s now. Nearly a lifetime after the notorious outbreak, researchers are hoping those who lived through it will come forward and donate a vial of blood, which then will be analyzed for antibodies to the virus. In particular, a New Jersey researcher is seeking...
  • Marines' First Crucible: Belleau Wood [June 6, 1918]

    06/06/2006 6:20:45 AM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 30 replies · 811+ views
    American Forces Information Service ^ | June 6, 2006 | Linda D. Kozaryn
    Marines' First Crucible: Belleau Wood By Linda D. Kozaryn American Forces Press Service BELLEAU, France, June 18, 1998 -- For military historians and battlefield buffs, the wheat fields and farm villages here are rich in the details of heroic attacks, untold sacrifices and ultimate victory. For others, especially the U.S. Marine Corps, this is hallowed ground, a sacred place of pilgrimage. American, French and German military men and women come here to honor fallen brethren. They also come so that those who fought and died live on in the hearts and minds of those who follow. Silently, they visit...
  • The Deadly Virus (The Influenza Epidemic Of 1918)

    06/04/2006 4:33:03 PM PDT · by blam · 46 replies · 1,323+ views
    The Deadly VirusThe Influenza Epidemic of 1918 True or False? The Influenza Epidemic of 1918 killed more people than died in World War One.Hard as it is to believe, the answer is true. World War I claimed an estimated 16 million lives. The influenza epidemic that swept the world in 1918 killed an estimated 50 million people. One fifth of the world's population was attacked by this deadly virus. Within months, it had killed more people than any other illness in recorded history. The plague emerged in two phases. In late spring of 1918, the first phase, known as the...
  • 1918 Letter Claims Geronimo's Bones Found

    05/08/2006 6:50:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 1,161+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/8/06 | Stephen Singer - ap
    HARTFORD, Conn. - A Yale University historian discovered a 1918 letter that raises anew questions about a secretive Yale student society and the remains of the American Indian leader Geronimo. The letter, written by a member of Skull and Bones to another member of the society, purports that some of the Indian leader's remains were spirited from his burial plot in Fort Sill, Okla., to a stone tomb in New Haven that serves as the club's headquarters. A portion of the letter and an accompanying story were posted Monday on the Yale Alumni Magazine's Web site. At one of the...
  • Turkish girl dies from suspected bird flu

    01/15/2006 7:38:20 PM PST · by Dichroic · 22 replies · 454+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jan 15, 2006 | Enis Durak
    A Turkish girl died on Sunday from suspected bird flu, while her brother was critically ill in hospital after testing positive for the virus. Although the Health Ministry said initial tests on 12-year-old Fatma Ozcan proved negative, doctors still suspect she contracted the deadly disease. If both siblings are confirmed to have bird flu, it would bring the number of human cases in Turkey to 20. The ministry said tests on her brother Muhammet, 5, showed he has the H5N1 strain of avian influenza, which has already killed three other children in Dogubayazit, the same town in eastern Van province...
  • Bird flu spreads in Turkey

    01/07/2006 8:49:05 PM PST · by Dichroic · 14 replies · 440+ views
    The Mercury AU ^ | 01-08-06 | correspondents in Ankara
    Bird flu spreads in Turkey From correspondents in Ankara 08jan06 AVIAN influenza has been found among birds in three more regions across Turkey after the country confirmed the first human deaths from the virus outside southeast Asia, officials said this morning. The disease was detected in the northwestern province of Bursa, some 1400km from the worst-hit areas in the east, where it killed two children over the past week, the Anatolia news agency reported. Dead chicken in the village of Karahidir tested positive for bird flu and slaughter of poultry in the area began, local farming official Serdar Kavasoglu told...
  • LOOKING FOR HILLARY, 1918 PANDEMIC ARTICLES

    11/06/2005 8:35:52 PM PST · by Mia T · 15 replies · 658+ views
    Wall Street Journal | 11.06.05 | Mia T
    Looking for the complete (as opposed to excerpted) versions of the following Wall Street Journal pieces: "Hillary's Vaccine Shortage" (orig published 8/15/03) "Avian Virus Caused The 1918 Pandemic, New Studies Show" Kindly send via FReepmail. Thanx.
  • The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 (History of Bird Flu's Grampa)

    10/19/2005 8:42:53 PM PDT · by Travis McGee · 17 replies · 1,760+ views
    Stanford.edu ^ | 1997, updated 2005 | Molly Billings
    The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 The influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 killed more people than the Great War, known today as World War I (WWI), at somewhere between 20 and 40 million people. It has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in recorded world history. More people died of influenza in a single year than in four-years of the Black Death Bubonic Plague from 1347 to 1351. Known as "Spanish Flu" or "La Grippe" the influenza of 1918-1919 was a global disaster. In the fall of 1918 the Great War in Europe was winding down and peace was on the...
  • Killer Findings: Scientists Piece Together 1918-Flu Virus

    10/10/2005 3:38:48 PM PDT · by blam · 94 replies · 1,820+ views
    Science News Online ^ | 10-10-2005 | Christen Brownlee
    Killer Findings: Scientists piece together 1918-flu virus Christen Brownlee The "Spanish" flu killed an estimated 20 million to 50 million people worldwide between 1918 and 1919. Hoping to prevent such a deadly outbreak from recurring, scientists have long strived to figure out what characteristics differentiate that strain from other, more-benign varieties. Because researchers have lacked live samples of the killer virus, however, they couldn't answer this pivotal question. Two new studies now shed unprecedented light on the 1918 strain. The first study caps a 9-year effort led by Jeffrey Taubenberger of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Rockville, Md.,...
  • Mystery of 1918 Flu Pandemic Solved . . . (Birds !)

    03/30/2005 12:12:24 PM PST · by ex-Texan · 31 replies · 1,506+ views
    Observer/Guardian ^ | 2/6/2004 | Tim Radford, Science Editor
    Scientists identify key factor in switch from birds to humans British scientists have solved a secret of an avian flu virus which killed up to 40 million people worldwide 86 years ago. They now know more about how a disease of birds switched to humans to trigger the most lethal outbreak in history. A team from the National Institute for Medical Research at Mill Hill, north London, used pathological samples taken from victims of the Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918 to recreate the structure of a haemagglutinin protein vital in the leap between species. "This tells us more about the...
  • The Influenza Pandemic of 1918

    11/05/2001 7:41:06 AM PST · by ChemistCat · 56 replies · 1,489+ views
    Stanford.edu ^ | June, 1997 | Molly Billings
    The influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 killed more people than the Great War, known today as World War I (WWI), at somewhere between 20 and 40 million people. It has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in recorded world history. More people died of influenza in a single year than in four-years of the Black Death Bubonic Plague from 1347 to 1351. Known as "Spanish Flu" or "La Grippe" the influenza of 1918-1919 was a global disaster....snip...In the two years that this scourge ravaged the earth, a fifth of the world's population was infected. The flu was most deadly for ...
  • Bird flu may cause next pandemic

    11/27/2004 3:25:51 AM PST · by pandemic_1918 · 65 replies · 2,943+ views
    King County Journal ^ | 11/27/04 | King Country Staff
    BANGKOK, Thailand --World Health Organization experts are warning that Asia's bird flu is the most likely candidate to cause the world's next pandemic, with the possibility of as many as 7 million deaths and billions of outbreaks. ``I believe we are closer now to a pandemic than at any time in recent years,'' Shigeru Omi, Western Pacific regional director of WHO, said Friday at a regional meeting about the disease. ``The current outbreak (of avian influenza) in poultry is historically unprecedented in terms of geographical spread and impact,'' he said. ``This virus appears to be not only very resilient, but...
  • Avian influenza H5N1 detected in pigs in China {STRANGE ATTRACTORS (1918, FLU, RED SOX, 9-11)

    10/22/2004 6:42:19 PM PDT · by Mother Abigail · 31 replies · 822+ views
    Onlypunjab ^ | 10-22-04
    A researcher from China's Harbin Veterinary Research Institute has today presented initial evidence that pigs from farms in parts of China have been infected with the H5N1 strain of avian influenza. Pigs are known to be susceptible to infection with avian influenza viruses. However, natural infection of pigs with the H5N1 strain has not been previously reported. In order to assess the implications for human health, it is important to know whether the reported infections in pigs are rare events, possibly caused by contact between pigs and wild birds. Wild aquatic birds, which are the natural reservoir of all influenza...
  • Ich bin ein Bostonian

    10/20/2004 11:06:14 PM PDT · by DRMac · 238+ views
    personal diatribe | 10/21/04 | DRMac
    Dateline: The Couch and the Big Screen Subtitle: For you fans of urban legends and/or JFK trivia, the title does not imply I am a famous cream pie. In 1986, I spent the summer as a legacy counselor in a beautiful wooded camp for the children of rich New York Long Islanders on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. The legacy part is following in my sister's path when she served as the camp Nurse a few years before. It was an amazing experience both in seeing a magnificant part of the country to which I had not previously been exposed,...
  • ALCS Game 3: Yankees @ Red Sox (Live Thread)

    10/16/2004 2:20:36 PM PDT · by GraniteStateConservative · 547 replies · 6,156+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | 10-16-04 | Various
    Bronson Arroyo got an extra day to think about the biggest start of his career, and the biggest game of the Boston Red Sox's season. After Curt Schilling and Pedro Martinez couldn't get the Red Sox a win against the New York Yankees in the first two games of the AL championship series, Arroyo will take the hill for Game 3 at Fenway Park. Stumbling home in an 0-2 hole and with Schilling possibly done for the series, the Red Sox are hoping the familiar surroundings of Fenway Park help get them back in the ALCS. Arroyo was set to...
  • ALCS Game 1: Red Sox @ Yankees (Live Thread)

    10/12/2004 10:21:51 AM PDT · by GraniteStateConservative · 843 replies · 12,587+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | 10-12-04 | Various
    Game Time: 8:05 pm EDT TV: FOX Pitching Matchup: C. Schilling vs. M. Mussina Aaron Boone ended the Boston Red Sox's season last year with a walk-off home run for the New York Yankees in the bottom of the 11th inning of Game 7 of the American League championship series. An intriguing and eventful offseason and 19 more heated and sometimes bloody meetings have brought the Red Sox and Yankees together yet again, with another World Series trip on the line. The highly anticipated rematch for the American League title begins Tuesday, with every indication that baseball's most bitter rivalry...
  • Red Sox vs Angels Game Two (Live Thread

    10/06/2004 7:21:25 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 114 replies · 1,695+ views
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  • Reasons to believe [ ...the Red Sox will fold again]

    10/05/2004 6:43:10 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 42 replies · 749+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | October 5, 2004 | By Gordon Edes
    So, just why is it that the 2004 Red Sox are so much better equipped to silence the "1918" chants than their immediate predecessors? What is the reason, as Kevin Millar said last weekend, repeating a commonly held belief in the Sox clubhouse, that no one wants to play this team in October?
  • September showdown in the Bronx : Red Sox vs. Yankees (Live Thread)

    09/17/2004 8:27:59 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 490 replies · 6,786+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | September 17, 2004 | Mike Lupica
    This is the kind of September we are supposed to have with the Yankees and the Red Sox. This is the way it is supposed to be, a series like this at the Stadium this weekend, then another one next weekend at Fenway Park. It wasn't supposed to be as easy as the Red Sox made it look in April. It wasn't supposed to be the kind of knockout punch the Yankees threw at Boston at the end of June, that three-game series when Derek Jeter, in addition to everything else, seemed to have taught himself how to fly. It...
  • YANKEE PANKY! (Yankees and Red Sox in talks to merge television networks)

    08/03/2004 10:50:09 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 22 replies · 423+ views
    NY Post ^ | August 3, 2004 | TIM ARANGO
    The Yankees and Red Sox are mortal enemies on the field — but they may wind up in business together by merging their lucrative sports networks, The Post has learned. The management teams at the Yankees and the Red Sox are exploring a plan to merge the YES Network and the Red Sox-owned New England Sports Network, according to sources familiar with the matter. The deal would create a super regional sports network that would air both Yankee and Red Sox games. Talks between the two sides are not advanced, said a source, but "there's a desire of both ownerships...
  • FIELD OF DREAMS

    07/30/2004 7:53:09 AM PDT · by Bronx Bomber · 2 replies · 377+ views
    The New York Post ^ | Jul 30, 2004 | Bill Sanderson
    The Bronx Bombers and their big spending boss, George Steinbrenner, are closin in on a deal with city and state officials to build a gleaming new Yankee Stadium in a park next to the House that Ruth Built. The team is in the final sages of planning for a new $700 million "state of the art" stadium, a source close to the Yankees said yesterday. But the team denied a story in Crain's New york Business that an announcement can be expected in the next two weeks.
  • Special day for vet, flag

    06/13/2004 7:31:55 AM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 2,190+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 6/13/04 | Rhonda Bodfield Bloom
    The national emblem has pivotal place in life of Tucson man born on Flag Day C.L. "Stub" Ashcraft and America's flag are racking up another birthday Monday. Two years before Ashcraft came along in 1918, President Woodrow Wilson established Flag Day, a proclamation that became official in 1949 when President Harry Truman signed an act of Congress designating June 14 as National Flag Day . When Ashcraft was born, the flag, which was adopted by the Continental Congress in 1777, was already 141 years old. Patriotism and sacrifice started early in Ashcraft's family. Ashcraft's father missed his birth while serving...
  • The new pin-striped villain

    02/19/2004 3:21:19 PM PST · by presidio9 · 14 replies · 210+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 2/19/2004 | Joan Vennochi
    <p>HELL HATH no fury like a Red Sox fan spurned. For the past week, loud moans and other exclamations of disgust can be heard whenever the news comes on. In some households, people are tossing pillows and sneakers at their new flat-screen TVs.</p>
  • Highly pathogenic avian influenza in Korea Emergency report

    12/13/2003 7:45:32 PM PST · by kdono · 27 replies · 359+ views
    ProMed ^ | 12/13/03 | Chang-Seob Kim
    Highly pathogenic avian influenza in Korea (Rep. of ~) Suspected outbreak (Disease never reported before in the Republic of Korea). Emergency report Information received on 12 Dec 2003 from Dr Chang-Seob Kim, Chief Veterinary Officer, Animal Health Division, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF), Gwacheon: Date of the report: 12 Dec 2003. Date of initial detection of animal health incident: 11 Dec 2003. Outbreaks: Location Eumsung district, Chungcheong-buk province, in the central part of the country) No. of outbreaks: 1 farm [This is not good news, as recent outbreaks of Avian Influenza have been in the southeastern most part of...
  • Does Fenway have a future?

    10/21/2003 3:22:51 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 57 replies · 341+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/21/2003 | Joan Vennochi
    <p>GRADY LITTLE'S future is not the only big decision looming for the owners of the Boston Red Sox. What will they do about Fenway Park? After the soul-crushing loss to the New York Yankees, the game of baseball -- and the second-guessing of Little -- take priority in Red Sox Nation. But the business of baseball can never be far behind. Long after fans learn whether Little will be judged for a season of decisions or one decision to leave Pedro Martinez on the mound in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series, the owners will be grappling with a decision about Fenway's future.</p>
  • 1918!

    10/16/2003 9:16:43 PM PDT · by Timesink · 83 replies · 224+ views
    Babe Ruth | October 12, 2003
    1918 Bill sends hugs...
  • Red Sox Share Pain Like A Family[Disfunctional]

    10/18/2003 8:33:45 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 33 replies · 289+ views
    mlb.com ^ | John Schlegel
    10/17/2003  3:28 AM ET--They had tears in their eyes as they spoke about friends, not just teammates. Baseball players talk about the family inside the clubhouse all the time, but this is a team that lived it like few others in recent memory, hugging their way deep into October.The band of brothers inside the Red Sox clubhouse was hurting as one, feeling pain they'd never felt before at the end of a baseball season like none they'd ever experienced before.After all they'd been through together through an amazing run in 2003, the Red Sox were one big, sad family in...
  • Yanks reach series on homer by unlikely hero (More pictures!!!)

    10/16/2003 10:53:51 PM PDT · by Carthago delenda est · 7 replies · 264+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | October 16, 2003 | unattributed
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Wow, what a shot! Aaron Boone set off bedlam in the Bronx on Thursday night with a leadoff home run in the 11th inning to give the New York Yankees a 6-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox for a trip to the World Series and their 39th American League pennant. New York trailed 4-0 in the fourth inning and 5-2 in the eighth as Roger Clemens made an early exit in what looked to be the final game of his storied career. But the Yankees bounced back, rekindling all those painful memories that have haunted...
  • Final Score: New York Yankees 6, Boston Red Sox 5 (Game 7~~~ Live Thread)

    10/16/2003 4:11:55 PM PDT · by Dog · 2,795 replies · 7,846+ views
    Fox TV
    <p>Top 1st: J Damon grounded out to shortstop. T Walker singled to right center. N Garciaparra flied out to right, T Walker to second. M Ramirez flied out to right.</p> <p>Bot 1st: A Soriano struck out swinging. N Johnson walked. D Jeter fouled out to first. B Williams singled to shallow left, N Johnson to second. H Matsui flied out to center.</p> <p>Bot 3rd: K Garcia flied out to center. A Soriano struck out swinging. N Johnson flied out to center. (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors) BOSTON 3, NY YANKEES 0.</p>
  • Red Sox 9, Yankees 6 - Game 6, ALCS [Live Thread] Final! Clemens v. Pedro Game 7

    10/15/2003 12:37:16 PM PDT · by Molly Pitcher · 1,296 replies · 724+ views
    All of us commentators and reporters | Oct. 15,2003 | Free Republic Members
    Okay, everyone...game will be underway 45 min. from now in New York City.For those still office -bound, we'll try to provide the action commentary and color!
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    10/14/2003 1:05:04 PM PDT · by Dog · 724 replies · 412+ views
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    10/11/2003 1:17:03 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 650 replies · 1,274+ views
    Pedro vs Roger. Two of the greatest pitchers to ever play the game. Fenway Park is rocking. Electricity is in the air. Here we go...