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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
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  • 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...
  • Fla. Bill Would Give Dogs a Place at Table

    02/24/2006 2:12:05 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 76 replies · 1,118+ views ^ | 2 24 06 | DAVID ROYSE
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Some Florida cities would like to throw a dog a bone _ or maybe a burger and some fries. Dogs would be able to sit with humans at outdoor restaurant tables in some communities under a measure advancing in the Florida Legislature. The bill, approved by a House committee Wednesday, would create a three-year test program to allow cities to grant restaurants that want to host dogs special permission to do so under certain conditions. Rep. Sheri McInvale, an Orlando Republican, filed the bill after some restaurant owners complained because they were threatened with fines for allowing...
  • Alito to have 1 shot at influencing First Amendment this term

    02/19/2006 2:52:38 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 7 replies · 820+ views
    Editor's note: The Supreme Court announced Feb. 17 that it would again hear arguments in the free-speech case of a whistleblower, apparently so that Justice Samuel Alito can break a tie. That case is Garcetti v. Ceballos. WASHINGTON — New Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Jr. was sworn in Jan. 31, giving him five months to serve during the Court’s current term. But during that period, Alito will likely have only one chance to show his First Amendment stripes. That chance will be in an important one, and it begins Feb. 28, when the Court hears a trio of First...
  • 3 Killed at Autograph Session in Brazil

    02/05/2006 2:58:12 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 4 replies · 391+ views
    Associated Press via ^ | February 4, 2006 | TALES AZZONI
    SAO PAULO, Brazil - Thousands of fans surged through security barriers Saturday at an autograph session for a wildly popular Mexican band, leaving three people crushed to death and 38 injured, mostly teenagers. The incident came only weeks after police in New Jersey and Texas also struggled to contain unexpectedly large turnouts of fans for the RBD band, which stars in the television show "Rebelde." The show has made RBD one of the most popular groups in Latin America and among Spanish-speaking communities in the United States. Between 10,000 and 15,000 fans gathered outside a shopping center in Sao Paulo...
  • 88 Killed in Stampede at Manila Game Show

    02/03/2006 11:28:09 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 3 replies · 486+ views
    MANILA, Philippines A stampede broke out early Saturday outside a stadium near Manila, killing at least 88 people, and injuring 280, the Philippine Red Cross reported. About 30,000 people were waiting to get inside the stadium for the program "Wowowee" when the mayhem erupted, said Vicente Eusebio, the mayor of Pasig, the Manila suburb where the stampede occurred. The mayor said the melee erupted as the crowd pushed and surged toward the gates, thinking they were open, pinning and trampling those in front. One survivor said some people in the crowd became rowdy when they could not enter. "The gates...
  • Wounded warriors get 'second chance' at hockey

    01/21/2006 5:28:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 195+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Jan 20, 2006 | Gary Sheftick
    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Jan. 20, 2006) – Among more than 900 Soldiers watching the Washington Capitals beat the St. Louis Blues, 5-4, Thursday night in an overtime shootout, was a wounded warrior who aspires to one day play competitive hockey again. Spc. Tim Taylor played hockey 14 years in high school and city leagues before most of his left hand was blown off in Iraq. Now he says Walter Reed Army Medical Center will provide him with an adaptive hand so he can compete again. Taylor said he was his team’s leading scorer in Savannah, Ga., before he deployed...
  • Americans Must Understand U.S. Is at War, General Says

    01/18/2006 5:08:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 35 replies · 778+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 18, 2006 | Jim Garamone
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2006 – The American people must remind themselves every day that the United States is at war, a top Army general said today. Army Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno, speaking at the American Enterprise Institute here, said that 21st century warfare is more about "will and perception, than taking territory or enemies killed." The will of the American people and people around the world to confront the terrorists and defeat them is the center of gravity in what Pentagon officials are calling "the long war," Odierno, assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said. The...
  • Hamster, Snake Best Friends at Tokyo Zoo

    01/18/2006 10:03:24 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 91 replies · 10,678+ views ^ | 1 18 05 | Associated Press
    TOKYO - Gohan and Aochan make strange bedfellows: one's a 3.5-inch dwarf hamster; the other is a 120 yard-long rat snake. Zookeepers at Tokyo's Mutsugoro Okoku zoo presented the hamster _ whose name means "meal" in Japanese _ to Aochan as a tasty morsel in October, after the snake refused to eat frozen mice. But instead of indulging, Aochan decided to make friends with the furry rodent, according to keeper Kazuya Yamamoto. The pair have shared a cage since. "I've never seen anything like it. Gohan sometimes even climbs onto Aochan to take a nap on his back," Yamamoto said....
  • Palestinian Film Gets Thumbs Down at Home

    01/17/2006 5:26:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies · 747+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Tuesday January 17 | AP
    The Palestinian film "Paradise Now," which explores the lives of a pair of suicide bombers and just won the Golden Globe for best foreign film, got two thumbs down Tuesday in this tough West Bank city where it was filmed. Although the film which snared the Golden Globe in Los Angeles on Monday has never been screened in Nablus, residents here said the clips they saw on satellite television portrayed the bombers as godless and less than heroic. "This movie doesn't help the Palestinian cause," said an armed Palestinian militant who would not give his name because he's on the...
  • Reagan and HS-4 Conduct Rescue at Sea

    01/11/2006 4:39:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 310+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Jan 11, 2005 | Chief Journalist (SW) Donnie W. Ryan
    USS RONALD REAGAN, At sea (NNS) -- Sailors from USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), civilian mariners from USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) and the pilots and aircrew of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4 helped rescue a man who suffered from chest pains while aboard a civilian fishing vessel in the middle of the Pacific Ocean Jan 9. The victim, described only as a 35-year old Filipino male, had been suffering from chest pains while aboard the 85-foot fishing vessel Princess Jasmine. The vessel, along with its seven crew members, was located approximately 815 nautical miles northeast of Oahu, Hawaii, when they...
  • Soldier heroes take center stage at All-American Bowl

    01/06/2006 4:31:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 334+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Jan 6, 2006 | Rich Lamance
    SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Army News Service, Jan. 5, 2006) -- Even for a city known by many as "military city USA," the welcome ceremony for the Soldier Heroes of the upcoming "All-American Bowl" football game stood out as one they'll very likely never to forget. Close to 80 Soldiers, who will represent the Army in this Saturday's premiere high school football contest, were honored with a fanfare celebration at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel in San Antonio. With the U.S. Army Field Band's "Brass Quintet" providing a musical background, each of the Soldier "heroes" were introduced to the cheering crowd outside...
  • Aggressor squadron stands up at Nellis

    01/05/2006 7:57:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 21 replies · 665+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Jan 5, 2005 | Senior Airman J.G. Buzanowski
    1/5/2006 - WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- The Air Force will reactivate the 65th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 12. In a letter to Airmen, Gen. T. Michael Moseley, Air Force chief of staff, cited the history of the unit as “legendary” and said the aggressors will “directly contribute to the combat capability of our Airmen.” “The 65th and other aggressor units will provide realistic adversary training in air, space and information operations that make us even better,” General Moseley said. “Their training will keep us innovative as we fight this global war on terror and defend this...
  • Boosting morale one paper plate at a time (22nd MEU)

    01/05/2006 3:12:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 364+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 5, 2005 | Cpl. Christopher S. Vega
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HIT, Iraq (Jan. 5, 2006) -- While on a long deployment overseas, Marines look forward to from letters from home, the occasional phone call or photos sent from their loved ones. These are the times where it’s the little things that matter so much – showers, a warm place to sleep and hot chow. To add one more item to this list, Marines from the 2nd Marine Logistics Group’s Food Service Company recently set up a Field Food Service System to support the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) at the unit’s base of operations, Forward...
  • Balad chase stops insurgents after rounds fired at base

    01/04/2006 4:13:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 306+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Jan 4, 2005
    TIKRIT, Iraq (Army News Service, Jan. 4, 2005) – U.S. Soldiers responding to an indirect fire attack against a coalition base near Balad killed one suspected terrorist and captured another Jan. 2. A coalition aircraft operating near Logistics Support Area Anaconda spotted two people running away from the site where the fire originated and helped guide a nearby patrol to the area. The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Soldiers quickly captured one suspect, but the other fled on foot. The man led the Soldiers on a two-hour long chase that finally ended when the Soldiers cornered him in...
  • Murder at Kroger's

    12/30/2005 9:51:00 PM PST · by SandRat · 17 replies · 628+ views
    enail | Dec 30, 2005
    Center>Murder at Kroger's Tired of constantly being broke and stuck in an unhappy marriage, a young husband decided to solve both problems by taking out a large insurance policy on his wife, with himself as the beneficiary, and arranging to have her killed. A "friend of a friend" put him in touch with a nefarious underworld figure who went by the name of "Artie." Artie explained to the husband that his going price for snuffing out a spouse was $5,000. The husband said he was willing to pay that amount but that he wouldn't have any cash on hand until...
  • Jews Expelled From Gaza Light Menorah Made From Mortar Shells Fired at Them

    12/25/2005 7:52:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies · 625+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Dec 25, '05 | Staff
    ( Gush Katif refugees, many of whom are still dwelling in hotels awaiting permanent housing, lit a unique menorah tonight, one made of mortar shells fired by Arab terrorists into the heart of N’vei Dekalim, the largest community of Gush Katif. That special menorah commemorates the miracle of Jewish survival throughout the ages, and reminds us of the symbolic role Gush Katif has played in the saga of Jewish history: a community standing victorious despite constant attempts by Arab terrorists to wipe it out. 5000 mortars rained down on Gush Katif, from the onset of the Oslo War in September...
  • Troops decorate to connect with home

    12/24/2005 7:19:27 AM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 433+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Dec 24, 2005 | Carol Ann Alaimo
    It's tough to feel warm and fuzzy about Christmas with the sound of car bombs exploding in the distance. But Southern Arizona troops serving in Iraq are doing their best to muster the holiday spirit in one of the least festive places on Earth. Their efforts are often humble. Cutout snowflakes and dollar store bows adorn their overseas offices and "hooches" — soldier slang for wartime sleeping quarters. Santa Claus makes the occasional appearance in these parts. So does the Grinch — in the form of a Halloween-surplus skeleton wearing a red hat and combat fatigues. The rituals and decorations...
  • U.S. Soldier Killed on Patrol; Bomb Claims 10 Iraqis at Mosque

    12/23/2005 11:44:23 AM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 333+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2005 – A Task Force Baghdad soldier was killed Dec. 22 by roadside bomb while on patrol in Baghdad, and 10 Iraqis, including a policeman, were killed and four others were wounded in a suicide bombing today in Balad Ruz, military officials announced. The name of the soldier killed in the roadside bomb attack is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The suicide bomb victims were at a Shiia mosque when the bomber rode his bicycle into the mosque's courtyard. Unable to get into the building, he detonated the bomb in the courtyard. The blast...
  • SV man robbed, kidnapped before jumping from car at border

    12/18/2005 3:56:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 594+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | Dec 18, 2005 | GENTRY BRASWELL
    SIERRA VISTA — A man robbed, kidnapped and threatened to kill the owner of a local eatery Saturday morning before fleeing into Mexico, Sierra Vista police said. The man was able to get away when he forced the store owner to give him a ride to the Naco Port of Entry. Police said the incident began at about 4 a.m. when the store owner heard a strange noise while working in the Bread Basket Bakery, 355 W. Wilcox Drive. After going outside, he was robbed by a man with a black-colored, semi-automatic pistol. The robber also took an undisclosed amount...
  • Some Protective Vests Recalled, But Wearers Never at Risk

    11/18/2005 4:46:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 217+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Nov 18, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2005 – The Army and Marine Corps are recalling about 18,000 protective vests, but officials emphasize that troops wearing them aren't at risk and that the recall has nothing to do with ballistic plate protection. The recall, announced Nov. 17, affects 18,425 Outer Tactical Vests - 8,083 from the Army and 10,342 from the Marine Corps, defense officials said. Officials call the recall a precautionary measure, ordered because the 14 affected lots of vests may not have met contractual specifications regarding ballistic performance when they were produced and fielded between 1999 and 2001. An administrative review conducted...
  • Rice Pushes Israel to Give Up on Security at PA Crossings

    11/14/2005 10:07:22 AM PST · by Nachum · 73 replies · 1,583+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Nov 14, '05 | Ezra HaLevi
    Prime Minister Ariel Sharon met with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Monday morning – and was urged on behalf of U.S. President Bush to enable the opening of crossings for Gaza’s Arabs. Rice said that although the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza and northern Samaria was a positive and important step, Israel must continue to empower the Palestinian Authority and assist in establishing a Palestinian state. "I expect to continue to work with you and your camp,” Rice told Sharon a the start of the meeting, “and to progress toward the two-state solution in which Israel and the Palestinian state...
  • Rush blasts 'bigots' at Milwaukee 'Urinal' Sentinel

    11/03/2005 4:11:44 PM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 24 replies · 1,336+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 3, 2005 | WND
    An editorial by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel suggesting Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is not a real black is being blasted by radio giant Rush Limbaugh, who is calling the newspaper's editors "bigoted" and "Stalinist."
  • Sailors Serve as Dignitaries at San Francisco City Hall During Fleet Week

    10/12/2005 7:14:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 382+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Oct 12, 2005 | Journalist 1st Class (SW) Jason McKnight
    SAN FRANCISCO (NNS) -- The Friends of the Fleet Foundation of San Francisco welcomed Sailors for Fleet Week at the San Francisco City Hall Oct. 9 with a special "Most Valuable Player Luncheon." Guest speakers Tom Brady Sr. (father of New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady Jr.) and Rick Ambrose (from event sponsor Lockheed Martin) mingled with the specially-invited Sailors and Coast Guardsmen, and Ambrose related stories of valor from all the nation's sea services. "Our goal is to salute our Sailors and just say 'thank you,'" said Steve Ware, one of the event organizers. "Anything we can do to...
  • Freepers, Let's Roll! It's time to help Katrina's victims and we should go first. (Vanity)

    09/01/2005 12:45:35 PM PDT · by hocndoc · 92 replies · 4,016+ views
    Vanity | September 1, 2005 | hocndoc
    Freepers, help me come up with concrete actions, consistent with our conservatism and the true spirit of America, to blunt the homelessness, unemployment and possible hunger, disease and social breakdown that Katrina left in her wake. Our group has influenced and ensured the fairness of elections. We are watchdogs for the press and brave extreme heat and cold to stand up for our Country, our Soldiers and human life. Our prayer groups have seen miracles happen. We can make a difference for the future of our children by acting this week. We all want to give what we can, and...
  • 3 Sought in Robbery at Marijuana Dispensary

    08/22/2005 3:21:05 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 38 replies · 621+ views
    la times ^ | 8 22 05
    Police searched Saturday for three suspects involved in a robbery that erupted in gunfire at a medical marijuana dispensary, leaving one of the gunmen fatally injured The shootout occurred shortly after 11:30 a.m. Friday as employees and the store owner were preparing to open Natural Source and were met by five gunmen armed with semiautomatic rifles. The robbers forced the employees inside, then began taking marijuana and cash, said Lt. Dale Amaral of the Alameda County Sheriff's Department
  • Medical pot activist may sue over bust at airport

    08/21/2005 10:03:51 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 32 replies · 1,282+ views ^ | August 20, 2005 | BRIAN SEALS
    SANTA CRUZ — A well-known local medical marijuana advocate is considering a lawsuit after getting caught with the drug at a Southern California airport in late July. Valerie Corral said she was at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank when security officials found about "5 or so grams" of pot in her bag. She had a Santa Cruz County medical identification card and a doctor’s recommendation, she said. That didn’t keep her from being detained for about 45 minutes, having her pot taken and getting a citation. Corral, co-founder of Santa Cruz’s Wo/Men’s Alliance for Medical Marijuana, said she is fighting...
  • Peace and Love at Rally Surprises Police, and Soldiers (Israel)

    08/04/2005 3:31:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 272+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Aug 04, '05 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Police and IDF officers have been training troops to expect curses and calls of "Nazi. Traitor" from anti-expulsion protestors. More than 15,000 in the Ofakim march sang songs and talked to them. More than 45,000 people were at the rally at Ofakim, the night after a similar number attended the rally at nearby Sderot, and thousands more were not able to arrive because the police closed off roads two miles away. Following speeches by leaders, rabbis and politicians, the crowd marched through the town to the main intersection and continued another mile until police and soldiers prohibited them from continuing....
  • Deputy Fires at Car Driven by 12-Year-Old

    06/27/2005 10:19:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies · 1,895+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | June 27, 2005 | Yahoo
    LAKELAND, Fla. - A sheriff's deputy trying to stop an erratic driver fired at the car when it lurched toward him, not realizing a 12-year-old girl was behind the wheel, officials said. Neither she nor her 6-year-old brother were hit. Deputy Chris Hillsgrove and a colleague pursued the car Sunday, eventually blocking it between their two patrol cars. When the deputies exited their vehicles, the car lurched forward and backward into the two cars, then drove toward Hillsgrove, Polk County Sheriff's spokeswoman Michal Shanley said. "He, fearing for his life, fired several shots at the oncoming vehicle and managed to...
  • Alleged Harry Potter Book Thief Fired Shot at Reporter

    06/04/2005 10:24:45 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 36 replies · 1,036+ views
    LONDON (June 4) - A man who allegedly tried to sell a stolen copy of the forthcoming Harry Potter book to two tabloid newspapers fired a handgun next to the head of a reporter who came to meet him, police said Saturday. The reporter was not injured. The Sun newspaper said its journalist agreed to meet two men who contacted the paper saying they had obtained copies of the highly anticipated book. The newspaper contacted police, who were waiting outside the meeting site in Kettering, 80 miles north of London, and arrested the two suspects on Friday. The Daily Mirror...
  • The Whizzinator: A House Panel's No. 1 Priority(your tax dollars at work barf alert)

    05/18/2005 7:32:08 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 44 replies · 3,758+ views ^ | 5 18 05 | Mark Leibovich
    Every so often, in the hushed galleries of Congress, history unfolds in a manner that casts the momentous business of Capitol Hill in stark, even humbling relief. Then there are moments spent discussing the Whizzinator. Yesterday morning in Room 2123 of the Rayburn Building, Rep. Bart Stupak, a sober-voiced Democrat from Michigan, held up an advertisement for the "drug-test subversion device," which received national attention last week when it was learned that an NFL player had been detained at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport after authorities found the state-of-the-art prosthetic in his luggage (with a packet of dehydrated urine). The player...
  • Icon, Yogi, still, going, strong, at, 80

    05/12/2005 4:06:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies · 1,018+ views
    Yogi ^ | May 12, 2005 | Yogi Berra
    Yogi-isms — “I didn’t really say everything I said.” — “You can observe a lot by watching.” — “You mean now?” (In response to being asked what time it was) — “The future ain’t what it used to be.” — “It gets late early out there.” — “Nobody goes there anymore; it’s too crowded.” — “So I’m ugly. So what? I never saw anyone hit with his face.” — “Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical.” — “We just agree differently.” (On his clashes with Yankees owner George Steinbrenner when Berra managed the team) — “Thanks. You...