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  • Ultra Runner Karl Meltzer Sets Appalachian Trail Record, Fueled by Beer and Candy -

    09/19/2016 3:54:57 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/19/2016 | Lindsay Crouse
    Ultra Runner Karl Meltzer Sets Appalachian Trail Record, Fueled by Beer and Candy - By LINDSAY CROUSE September 18, 2016 At a time when “endurance running” no longer means mere marathons — and even 100-mile races are attracting the masses — Karl Meltzer, a former ski-resort bartender, has proved he can suffer longer and faster than almost anyone else. When he staggered onto Springer Mountain in Georgia before dawn Sunday, Meltzer set a record for completing the Appalachian Trail. He covered the 2,190 miles over 14 states in 45 days 22 hours 38 minutes. Meltzer, 48, is a little...
  • Got 51 Minutes For A "Nam Vet ? FORTY YEARS AFTER ...

    12/13/2013 1:47:28 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 7 replies ^ | Dec 13, 2013 | Mark Parish
    40 Years after a Purple Heart in Vietnam a Veteran Hikes on the Appalachian Trail - YouTube Mark Parish·Published on Dec 13, 2013 A wounded Veterans odyssey 40 years after receiving the Purple Heart in the Vietnam war. Vietnam war Veteran Mark Parish hikes the Appalachian Trail for rehabilitation from delayed stress syndrome. Through this video you willlearn how Mark earned his Purple Heart, learn about his experiences in Vietnam, see some beautiful scenery from the Appalachian Trail and see Marks ending journey to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington DC.
  • 2,184 Miles: From Georgia to Maine on Foot

    12/11/2013 12:58:47 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 32 replies ^ | Dec 10, 2013 | Adam Klimt
    2,184 Miles: From Georgia to Maine on Foot, ( 13:16 ) Cornerstone University Documentary 2013 Final. Join Zac Tolsma and his friends as they experience the Appalachian Trail.
  • Something Different: Beauty Beneath the Dirt: Thru-Hiking 101

    06/22/2013 9:33:52 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 49 replies ^ | May 23, 2013 | athike2010
    Watch the 7 minute 17 second video Beauty Beneath the Dirt: Thru-Hiking 101. It's brief description : Everything you need to know about thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 7 minutes. For the story beneath the surface... check out:
  • Obama: "At<i> My</i> Direction" U.S. Carried Out Operation Against Bin Laden

    05/01/2011 9:26:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 91 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 5/1/11 | staff
    PRESIDENT OBAMA: "Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. a small team of Americans carried out the operation with extraordinary courage and capability."
  • Join Cindy McCain and Gary Sinise for a Memorial Day Screening of Brothers At War

    05/22/2009 7:20:01 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 12 replies · 1,314+ views ^ | May 22,2009 | Jake Rademacher
      To view this email as a web page, go here.         Brothers At War continues to add new theaters and host special screenings thanks to all of our terrific supporters. Brothers At War will open in: 5/22/09 - Peoria, Ill. at the Peoria Cinema 125/29/09 - Carlisle, Pa. at the Carlisle Theatre6/5/09 - in Palm Springs, Calif. at the Camelot Theater 3 Additionally, one-night showings will also be held in Shreveport, La. and Oakdale, Minn. on May 28, 2009. On Memorial Day, May 25, please join Cindy McCain, Executive Producer Gary Sinise, Director Jake Rademacher,...
  • Man who killed hikers in '81 suspected in shootings (Giles County, VA)

    05/08/2008 8:05:14 AM PDT · by Corin Stormhands · 61 replies · 152+ views
    A Giles County man paroled from prison after serving 14 years for killing two hikers on the Appalachian Trail in 1981 now is suspected of shooting two campers just off the trail in Giles on Tuesday. Randall Lee Smith, 54, was in a Roanoke hospital yesterday after crashing a pickup truck in Giles, Sgt. Michael Conroy of the Virginia State Police said.
  • Body of missing Georgia hiker is found; bond denied to woman's accused kidnapper

    01/07/2008 7:05:18 PM PST · by paltz · 46 replies · 225+ views
    AP ^ | 1/8/08 | Ap
    BLAIRSVILLE, Ga.: Authorities found the body of a missing hiker Monday, hours after a judge denied bond to the man accused of kidnapping her in the mountains of northern Georgia. Investigators were also examining whether the death and the disappearance of two elderly hikers in October in North Carolina were related.
  • China: Couple tried to name baby "@"

    08/17/2007 12:01:09 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 430+ views
    Reuters ^ | 08/16/07
    Couple tried to name baby "@" Thu Aug 16, 9:19 AM ET A Chinese couple tried to name their baby "@," claiming the character used in e-mail addresses echoed their love for the child, an official trying to whip the national language into line said Thursday. The unusual name stands out especially in Chinese, which has no alphabet and instead uses tens of thousands of multi-stroke characters to represent words. "The whole world uses it to write e-mail, and translated into Chinese it means 'love him'," the father explained, according to the deputy chief of the State Language Commission Li...
  • Polynesian Sailing Myth All At Sea

    08/30/2006 10:20:42 AM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 867+ views
    ABC Science News ^ | 8-30-2006 | Judy Skatssoon
    Polynesian sailing myth all at sea Judy Skatssoon ABC Science Online Wednesday, 30 August 2006 Archaeolgists believe structures like the Tevaitau fort reflect hostility between population groups competing for resources (Image: Douglas Kennett) The Polynesians had trouble reaching remote South Pacific islands, according to a new study that dents their reputation as great seafarers. An archaeological study shows they settled Rapa, an island southeast of Tahiti, more recently than anyone thought. Professor Atholl Anderson, of the Australian National University, and international colleagues publish their research in the current issue of the journal Antiquity. Dating of charcoal from archaeological sites on...
  • Are you ready for some football?(Florida Judge Blocks Terror Preventing Searches At Football Games)

    08/11/2006 12:14:28 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 69 replies · 1,751+ views ^ | 8 10 06 | mdjonline
    Isn't it ironic that one of the things our enemies, the Islamofascists, hate about America is the very thing that enables them to operate here? I'm talking about our openness. Our rights to privacy. The many freedoms granted us by the U.S. Constitution. And the protections and even special treatment afforded Muslim organizations in the U.S. We're a society like no other. Take for example last week's decision by Federal District Court Judge James Whittemore of Florida, who ruled in favor of ACLU lawyers last week that pat down searches before football games should be prohibited because they violate fans'...
  • Muslims attack Jew at U.S. Islamic rally

    07/24/2006 4:57:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies · 3,243+ views
    WND ^ | July 24, 2006 | Staff
    A Jewish activist was physically assaulted and his life was threatened during a planned "peaceful" rally held by the Muslim American Society in Boston, he told WorldNetDaily today. "I have never been physically attacked before. I've had slurs thrown at me, got into heated debates, but what was amazing was that I was actually physically attacked," Seva Brodsky said. "Since they were the majority, and felt invincible, they threatened to kill me!" Brodsky, who recently returned from nearly six months in Israel, captured some of the confrontation on video, available at the weblog The event Friday at Boston's City...
  • Comic and TV Host Jan Murray Dead at 89

    07/03/2006 1:00:46 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 39 replies · 1,726+ views ^ | 7 3 06 | SANDY COHEN
    LOS ANGELES - Jan Murray, one of the fabled generation of comics who rose from the Catskills to prime time TV, tickling fans of the 1950s game show "Treasure Hunt," has died. He was 89. Murray, who appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows, died Sunday at his home in Beverly Hills, son Howard Murray said in a telephone interview Monday. "Treasure Hunt" ran from 1956 to 1959 in both daytime and prime time versions, first on ABC and later on NBC. The contestant who won a quiz got to pick among treasure chests, which contained anything "from a...
  • Bush Expresses 'Serious Concern' Over Suicides at Guantanamo Bay

    06/11/2006 6:10:13 AM PDT · by cougar_mccxxi · 33 replies · 842+ views
    Fox News | Sunday, June 11, 2006 | AP
    WASHINGTON — President Bush expressed "serious concern" Saturday over the suicides at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay and directed an aggressive effort by his administration to reach out diplomatically while it investigates. "He wants to make sure that this thing is done right from all points of view," White House press secretary Tony Snow said Saturday evening. Bush, who is spending the weekend at Camp David, was notified at 7:45 a.m. EDT. Snow said it was during his daily intelligence briefing just afterward when the president voiced his concern over the incident and directed that the bodies be...
  • Convict Points Finger at Child Molester

    06/10/2006 1:58:36 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 11 replies · 2,069+ views ^ | 6 9 06 | HARRY R. WEBER
    ATLANTA - Lawyers for convicted killer Wayne Williams, blamed for the murders of two dozen boys and young men in the Atlanta area during the 1970s and '80s, are casting suspicion on a child molester they say lived or worked near where many of the bodies were found. In court papers made public Friday, the defense asked a federal judge for access to police files on the molester. The papers do not identify the man by name but say he is a multiple child molester serving time in a Georgia prison. They also allege that investigators knew the man was...
  • Boxer Bobby Dykes Dies at 77 in Miami

    06/01/2006 9:48:56 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 9 replies · 352+ views ^ | 6 1 06 | Associated Press
    MIAMI - Bobby Dykes, a boxer in the 1940s and 1950s who fought Kid Gavilan and Sugar Ray Robinson, died at 77. He died Wednesday in his Coral Gables home, son-in-law Harry Roberts said. Dykes had Lou Gehrig's disease for about eight years, longtime companion Carolyn Carter said. Dykes was born in San Antonio and moved to Miami in the late 1940s. He became the area's most popular fighter at a time when boxing was king in Miami. "He remains the biggest drawing card in Miami boxing history," boxing historian Hank Kaplan said. Dykes, a lanky white left-hander, earned a...
  • Looking back at baseball's best brawls

    05/30/2006 1:22:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies · 965+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | May 26, 06 | Dayn Perry
    The White Sox-Cubs brawl that we enjoyed recently was certainly an interesting one. Two heated intra-city rivals coming to blows on the diamond, punches thrown, punches landed, fan bases invigorated, ejections and controversy — all the stuff of a great baseball scuffle. However, as engaging as it was it's not even close to being among the greatest of "basebrawls." So in honor of the recent North Side-South Side bloodlust, let's take a look at greatest baseball fights in history.
  • 'Hate-speak' at school draws scrutiny(kids forced to listen to pro-immigration speeches)

    04/13/2006 1:21:56 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 66 replies · 1,928+ views | 4 13 06 | ERIC SAGARA
    tuscon citizen storys are link only
  • Top 10 April Fools' Pranks to Play at Work

    03/31/2006 10:17:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 81 replies · 16,227+ views ^ | March 31, 2006 | By Kate Lorenz, Editor
    Time to dust off the whoopee cushions and hand buzzers. April Fools' Day is here and there's no better place for wisecracks and shenanigans than at work. In its annual April Fools' Day survey, found 33 percent of workers have played a practical joke on a co-worker and 17 percent are planning office tricks for this year's holiday. Although it might be thrilling to finally one-up the office funnyman, pranks also help beat something that's no laughing matter: workplace stress. More than half of workers reported working under stress in another survey. Stress and worry on the job...
  • At least 14,000 LA students walk out in immigration law protest

    03/27/2006 12:47:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 194 replies · 4,882+ views ^ | 3-27-06 | AFP
    At least 14,000 mostly Hispanic students stormed out of school classes across Los Angeles in a snowballing protest against Washington's plans for a draconian crackdown on illegal immigration. Local news reports said that "tens of thousands of students" were taking part in the protest that was spreading through schools across the country's second largest city ahead of a US Senate debate on a divisive immigration reform bill. "At least 14,000 students are protesting in the streets in Los Angeles city alone," Monica Carazo, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Unified School District told AFP. The latest protest came after one...