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  • After lawsuit, town approves deal allowing Muslim cemetery [Dudley MA]

    12/23/2016 8:23:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 23, 2016 5:30 PM EST | Collin Binkley
    Months after being sued, a small Massachusetts town has agreed to let a local Islamic group build a cemetery that some neighbors opposed. Under a deal approved this week, the town of Dudley will permit the Islamic Society of Greater Worcester to buy a long-idle dairy farm and build a 6-acre cemetery at the site. In exchange, the group won’t seek to expand the burial ground for at least a decade and will drop a lawsuit it filed against the town in July. The society sued Dudley after a town zoning board denied plans for the cemetery in June, saying...
  • On this day in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address.

    11/19/2016 11:59:01 AM PST · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    November 19, 1863 | Abraham Lincoln
    "The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, one of the best-known in American history. It was delivered by Lincoln during the American Civil War, on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg..." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gettysburg_Address Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are...
  • Boy whose 81-year-old murder remains unsolved gets gravestone

    10/16/2016 6:37:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | October 16, 2016
    A ceremony was held Saturday to dedicate a new gravestone for a 7-year-old Michigan boy whose brutal killing more than 80 years ago remains unsolved. Richard Streicher Jr. was murdered in March 1935 in Ypsilanti and his grave in a town cemetery was never marked due to the notoriety of the crime, the Ann Arbor News reports. The boy never returned home after going sledding on a late winter evening. His body was found days later underneath a footbridge near his home with 14 stab wounds. Investigators never found the killer. The Ann Arbor News ran a story about the...
  • Supreme Court plaintiffs claim discrimination after Catholic cemetery rejects pro-gay headstone

    05/20/2016 10:05:56 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 27 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 19, 2016 | Lisa Bourne
    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, May 19, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The homosexual plaintiffs behind the Supreme Court case legalizing gay “marriage” across the U.S. are claiming discrimination after a Catholic cemetery declined their headstone design because it conflicted with Church teaching. "It's pretty clear when you read the letter that this is a clear case of LGBT discrimination," said Greg Bourke, one-half of the same-sex Louisville, KY, couple named as plaintiffs in Obergefell v. Hodges. Bourke and Michael De Leon held a press conference Wednesday outside St. Michael Cemetery to claim the Archdiocese of Louisville was discriminating against them for its rejection of...
  • At least three people killed as hundreds brawl in Moscow cemetery

    05/14/2016 10:36:08 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    At least three people were killed in a massive turf war brawl at a Russian cemetery over who controls the graveyard’s burial services. About 200 people clashed inside the Khovanskoye cemetery in southwest Moscow. The fighters fired guns and used shovels, baseball bats and steel bars to bash their opponents, police said. Video of the wild fight showed dozens of people rushing past headstones while clutching bats and poles as weapons.
  • Semi driver cited after rolling over graves at Abraham Lincoln VETERANS cemetery

    01/07/2016 1:59:46 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    HEARALD NEWS -Joliet ^ | Jan. 6, 2016
    Semi driver cited after rolling over graves at Abraham Lincoln VETERANS cemetery Updated: Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 ELWOOD - Elwood police have cited a truck driver after he allegedly entered the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery and ran an 18-wheel semitrailer over the graves of three veterans. Disobeying the "No Truck" signs posted at the entrance to the cemetery off Route 53, the driver told police he was traveling Monday afternoon to a warehouse located at the nearby intermodal facility operated by CenterPoint Properties, according to a news release from Elwood initiative Safe Roads Illinois. Identified by Elwood Police Chief Fred...
  • WASPs not being allowed burial at Arlington

    01/03/2016 1:57:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 3, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Another one of those “clean out the basket” stories from while I was away comes to us from the hallowed ground of Arlington National Cemetery. There was a quiet change made to the guidelines for interment there roughly one year ago which impacts a small but rightfully vocal group of citizens and their families. It involves the few remaining members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (or WASPs) from World War II. It seems that the Army is no longer accepting the remains of the female pilots for burial alongside the Honored Dead who rest there. (Fox News) The ashes...
  • Animal, Gospel, Revski, Veterans

    12/10/2015 4:11:11 AM PST · by Revski · 9 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 12/10/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    This is an animation of a Bengal tiger, also called the Royal Bengal tiger, is the most numerous tiger subspecies. It is the national animal of both India and Bangladesh. Merlin Falcon in flight, is a small species of falcon from the Northern Hemisphere. A bird of prey once known colloquially as a pigeon hawk in North America. A South American, Colombian Parakeet (Perija) that is listed as critically endangered and is a threatened species is quoting biblical scriptures. Again at at local cemetery and at the grave site of a American pilot, Captain Michael Scott Speicher, a veteran of...
  • Dresden Buddhists Drop Swastika to Keep Peace

    09/30/2015 3:35:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    The Local ^ | 28 Sep 2015
    On Sunday eastern Germany's first Buddhist graveyard opened in Dresden, marking a turning point for the region's Vietnamese community. But a missing symbol makes the burial ground a peculiarly German affair. The burial ground is long overdue, Ding Linger, a spokesperson for the Vietnamese Buddhist Centre in Dresden told The Local. "It's been needed for 40 years since Vietnamese people first came to East Germany," he said. Vietnamese are the largest immigrant population in east Germany, making up 100,000 of the population. Of those, 7,000 live in Dresden, reports the Hamburger Morgenpost. With around 85 percent of the Vietnamese population...
  • 2 Investigators: Creepy Clown Trespasses At Chicago Cemetery, In Dead Of Night

    07/24/2015 2:04:10 PM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    chicago.cbslocal.com ^ | July 23, 2015 | Dave Savini
    (CBS) — Creepy clowns running around cemeteries and city streets scaring people. There have been reports around the country – and now here in Chicago, too. CBS 2’s Dave Savini talks with a Chicagoan who had a close encounter with a nocturnal clown earlier this month. The cell phone video tells it all: a person dressed in a clown suit, trespassing at historic Rosehill Cemetery in the dead of night. Julia Graham says she was “freaked out” at the figure as it ran toward the main gate. She and her husband were driving by around 10 p.m. “When we get...
  • Exhuming the bodies in / at <b><i><u>Arlington Cemetery</b></i></u> in Virginia

    07/21/2015 9:28:42 AM PDT · by Stanwood_Dave · 6 replies
    7/21/15 | D.P. Guadalupe, A.K.A., Stanwooddave
    Call their bluff and ask about exhuming the bodies in / at Arlington Cemetery in Virginia
  • Photo of eagle on Fort Snelling gravestone touches hearts, goes viral

    05/26/2015 7:40:34 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 5-26-15 | Jon Tevlin
    Talk to anyone in my business and they'll all say the same thing: No matter how long you write stories and put them in the newspaper, you are never really sure which ones are going to strike a nerve. What you think might be a Pulitzer-quality epic might draw only a nice call from Mom, while a simple tale tossed off on deadline causes an uproar, or an avalanche of praise. One legendary former investigative reporter at this paper wrote scores of stories that changed laws and saved lives, yet never did he get more mail than when he wrote...
  • Scientists Investigate a Medieval Mass Grave Under a French Supermarket

    05/17/2015 10:14:29 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | 5-13-15 | Marissa Fessenden
    hen the Monoprix Réaumur-Sébastopol supermarket in Paris, France, decided to renovated their basement to get more storage space, they probably didn’t expect to uncover hundreds of human bones. But when they dug into the basement floor, that's exactly what they discovered. The human remains are, apparently, the legacy of a cemetery from a medieval hospital, reports Aurelien Breeden for The New York Times. Since the find in January, France’s National Institute for Preventive Archeological Research, or Inrap, has been excavating the site. The institute knows that the hospital itself was the Hôpital de la Trinité, built in the early 13th...
  • Saturday ceremony to honor indigent service members. Public invited to attend

    03/27/2015 10:03:44 AM PDT · by SandRat
    SIERRA VISTA — The Missing In America Project will have another ceremony Saturday at the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery during which the cremains of 17 former service members and one dependent will be laid to rest. Joe Larson, the cemetery administrator, said normally two such ceremonies a year are held in which indigent service members are honored. This year, two of those involved are World War II veterans. Since those being honored may not have family members, Larson said the public is a stand in for them an he hopes area residents will attend the ceremony. People should arrive...
  • Concerns about Cremation: Some Very Strange Practices Are Emerging

    03/18/2015 7:30:19 AM PDT · by Salvation · 118 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-17-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Concerns about Cremation: Some Very Strange Practices Are Emerging By: Msgr. Charles PopeSome years ago, the Church gave wider permission for cremation and also lifted traditional restrictions on having cremated remains present in the church for funeral Masses. All of this is pastorally understandable. Very few if any people these days choose cremation for the reasons it had traditionally been forbidden, namely as a denial of the resurrection of the body. Generally the reasons chosen are economic, due to the increasingly high cost of traditional burial and the difficulty, especially in urban areas, of finding room for large cemeteries. The basic norms from the church...
  • Hundreds Of Jewish Tombs Damaged In Northern France [Mass Deportation of Islamic Dogs?]

    02/15/2015 3:57:12 PM PST · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | February 15, 2015
    Feb. 15, 2015 Hundreds Of Jewish Tombs Damaged In Northern France Hundreds of graves have been vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France, in what the president called an "odious and barbaric" anti-Semitic act against French values. The vandalism comes at a time of growing insecurity among French Jews and amid general religious tensions in Europe, after Islamic radicals attacked a kosher market and a satirical newspaper in Paris last month and similar attacks hit Denmark this weekend. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in a statement Sunday that a criminal investigation team is at the damaged cemetery in...
  • Body Could be Exhumed After Relatives of Muslim Buried Alongside Complain He Was an Unbeliever

    02/11/2015 6:52:17 PM PST · by marshmallow · 48 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2/10/15 | Gregory Walton
    Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, could be dragged into a messy legal battle after a Muslim family demanded that a “non-believer” who was buried next to their relation be exhumed for religious reasons. The unnamed Muslim family raised objections after an 89-year-old Roman Catholic man was buried in a plot adjacent to their relation. Shadrack Smith was buried in the multi-denominational Lychgate Lane Cemetery in Burbage, Leicestershire, following his funeral on Jan 30. Mr Smith had lived in an official gipsy camp in nearby Aston Firs for more than 20 years, and in excess of 400 relations and friends attended...
  • UK's Oldest Cemetery Identified

    09/26/2003 5:21:12 PM PDT · by foolscap · 48 replies · 279+ views
    guardian.co.uk ^ | Maeve Kennedy
    Maeve Kennedy Wednesday September 24, 2003 The Guardian A narrow cave in a gorge in Somerset has been identified as the oldest cemetery in Britain, used by generations of people from one area in the Mendips just after the last ice age, 10,000 years ago. Scientific tests, released yesterday, showed it had been sealed and abandoned more than 6,000 years before the first stone of the pyramids of Egypt was laid. The site, Aveline's Hole, is unique in Britain and earlier than anything similar on mainland Europe. According to legend it was found in 1797 by two boys so determined...
  • Shackled Skeletons Found In Ancient Gallo-Roman Cemetery in Southwest France; circa 2nd Century A.D.

    12/05/2014 3:22:15 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    IO9 ^ | December 4, 2014 | George Dvorsky
    • Skeletons Found In Ancient Cemetery Still Have Shackles On Their Necks Archaeologists working in southwest France have discovered hundreds of Gallo-Roman graves dating to the second half of the 2nd century AD, with some of the skeletons featuring shackles still strapped around their necks and ankles. The site, which may have been part of an important Gallo-Roman necropolis, is situated near the amphitheatre of Saintes. The Romans dominated the area during the first and second centuries AD. The amphitheatre, which featured battles between gladiators and wild animals, could hold between 12-18,000 people. The remains of the dead would be...
  • Archaeologists Relocating Graves Found In Yard In Oak Brook, Illinois

    08/02/2014 2:39:02 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | Aug 1, 2014 | Nancy Harty
    Archaeologists Relocating Graves Found In Yard In Oak Brook August 1, 2014 7:34 AM CHICAGO (CBS) – A team of archaeologists has been excavating the yard of a west suburban home for the past two weeks, after the residents unearthed several graves from a 19th century cemetery. WBBM Newsradio’s Nancy Harty reports property along what’s now known as Kimberly Court in the Brook Forest subdivision of Oak Brook was once part of a cemetery that was active from 1830 to 1890. Dr. Kevin McGowan, director of the Public Service Archaeology & Architecture Program at the Uiversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,...