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  • Hamburg Airport Stops Flights After Toxin Injures Dozens

    02/12/2017 5:21:57 AM PST · by Innovative · 50 replies
    NY Times ^ | Feb. 12, 2017 | AP
    BERLIN — German firefighters on Sunday evacuated hundreds of passengers at Hamburg Airport after 50 people were injured by an unknown toxin that likely spread through the airport's air conditioning system. All flights were halted for several hours due to the evacuation, airport spokeswoman Karen Stein said. "We have cancelled all flight at least until 2 p.m. (1300GMT) and most parts of the airport have been evacuated," she said.
  • Accidents create need for changes at Gurnee tollway exit

    01/28/2017 10:15:55 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Chicago Daily Herald ^ | January 23, 2017 | Bob Susnjara
    Bill Bertram frequently felt uneasy as cars whizzed past while he waited in traffic to reach the Tri-State Tollway's Grand Avenue exit ramp in Gurnee in the months after a $19.4 million reconstruction project was completed in 2015. Thoughts of being a sitting duck for a rear-end crash crossed his mind. Still, the 59-year-old Round Lake Beach resident said, driving north on the tollway to the westbound exit ramp was the most efficient option to head home from his Evanston job. On Nov. 16, at about 5:15 p.m., the rear-end crash he worried about happened. Bertram was stuck in a...
  • Two Americans confirmed to be victims in Brussels attacks

    03/25/2016 6:41:07 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 31 replies ^ | March 25, 2016
    Two Americans confirmed to be victims in Brussels attacks Posted 7:13 am, March 25, 2016, by CNN Wire This was the news the family of Alexander and Sascha Pinczowski hoped would never come. The siblings were in the Delta ticket line at the Brussels Airport to check in for their flight to New York. Alexander was talking to his mother on the phone when the line went dead. They haven’t been heard from since. Nearly three agonizing days later, word came from Belgian authorities at Astrid Hospital in Brussels. It was a list of the remaining victims who were still...
  • Gates: White House 'should go look in the mirror'

    01/13/2014 5:22:14 PM PST · by kristinn · 26 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Monday, January 13, 2014 | Holly Bailey
    Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates pushed back against critics who suggested he should have sat on his memoir about his years in the Obama administration, insisting his tell-all is not a “betrayal” of Obama. In an interview with Yahoo News Global Anchor Katie Couric, Gates insisted he did not have an “adversarial relationship” with Obama and that he has a “lot of admiration” for the president. But the former defense secretary, who also worked for President George W. Bush, did not mince words about Obama’s current and former top aides, who have slammed Gates’ account as being self-serving and driven...
  • Army stats show that women are injured twice as often as men in combat training

    08/26/2015 11:50:23 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Wasington Times ^ | August 26, 2015 | Rowan Scarborough
    Female soldiers suffered double the rate of injuries compared with male colleagues in Army combat training, including jobs in field artillery and repairing the Bradley Fighting Vehicle. The startling statistics come from Army studies obtained by the Center for Military Readiness (CMR), a research group that opposes what the Obama administration is expected to do by year’s end: put women in the direct land combat in infantry, armor, artillery and special operations units. Retired Gen. Raymond Odierno, who completed his four-year stint as Army chief of staff, said earlier this month that he already has decided to open all artillery...
  • Preliminary findings show Freddie Gray suffered head injury in police transport van

    04/30/2015 12:36:40 PM PDT · by magellan · 129 replies
    WJLA ABC 7 ^ | April 30 2015 | Brad Bell
    An investigation into the death of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray has found no evidence that his fatal injuries were caused during the videotaped arrest and interaction with police officers, according to multiple law enforcement sources.
  • Two students shot outside Frederick High School

    02/04/2015 8:03:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Frederick News-Post ^ | February 4, 2015 | Terence Walsh
    Two students were shot this evening outside Frederick High School near the gymnasium, police said. Officers were called shortly after 8 p.m. The assailants, described as four black males dressed in black, are at large, said Officer First Class M. Cox. A SWAT team was searching the area. Two students were wounded, and all other students and staff in the building are safe, according to an email alert from Frederick County Public Schools. Lt. Bruce DeGrange said the students’ injuries were not considered life-threatening. Police did not release the victims’ names because they are under 18. A junior varsity boys...
  • EDITORIAL: Nanny staters, swinging on the schoolyard

    10/14/2014 8:54:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 13, 2014 | The Washington Times
    <p>Going to school these days isn’t what it used to be. Kids are marched through metal detectors on the way to a disappointing lunch of arugula with a side of alfalfa sprouts. Now they’re ruining recess. Swings in Seattle are now forbidden.</p>
  • US urges ‘both sides’ to avoid civilian casualties; injuries in Sderot, Beersheba

    07/11/2014 1:59:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 7/11/4 | Ricky Ben-David, Lazar Berman and Haviv Rettig
    Four days into Operation Protective Edge, over 400 rockets have been fired at Israel, and several Israelis were injured during Friday, even as Iron Dome intercepted most rockets heading into residential areas. The Israeli Air Force has carried out over 1,000 airstrikes on the Gaza Strip; Palestinian reports say at least 100 Palestinians have been killed. Prime Minister Netanyahu says all Gaza casualties are the fault and responsibility of Hamas, which uses Gazans as human shields while Israel does its best to avoid hitting civilians. Netanyahu also says the operation will continue until longterm calm is guaranteed for Israel’s citizens....
  • Abortionist Injures Two Women in Botched Abortions on the Same Day

    06/12/2014 12:29:44 AM PDT · by kathsua · 2 replies ^ | 6/9/14 | Cheryl Sullenger
    An ambulance as called to the Venice Women’s Health Center in Port Charlotte, Florida, last week to transport an abortion patient to the hospital for emergency care. The patient, who was described as a Caucasian woman in her early 30′s, was removed from the abortion clinic completely covered with a blanket on June 3, 2014. Pro-life activists who witnessed the incident told Operation Rescue that one of the emergency medical technicians who responded to the abortion business’ call for emergency assistance indicated that the patient was going to be “okay.” azima“Certainly there are degrees of ‘okay’ and this doesn’t negate...
  • Glasgow helicopter crash: 'Multiple injuries' at Clutha pub

    11/30/2013 12:18:32 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 15 replies
    BBC News ^ | 30 November 2013
    A police helicopter has crashed into a busy pub on the banks of the River Clyde in Glasgow. It happened at The Clutha in Stockwell Street at 22:25 on Friday. Police Scotland say there were three people on board the helicopter - two officers and a civilian pilot. Police have not confirmed whether anyone has died but 32 people have been taken to local hospitals. It is not known how many people are still trapped inside the pub. A senior fire officer said they had made contact with some people trapped inside the pub but the building was unsafe and...
  • Man who set himself on fire on the Mall dies of injuries

    10/05/2013 9:37:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 48 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 10/5/13 | Justin Jouvenal and Mark Berman,
    A man who was critically injured when he poured gasoline over his body and set himself on fire on the Mall on Friday has died of his injuries, according to D.C. police. The man was airlifted to MedStar Washington Hospital Medical Center, where he died about 9 p.m. Friday, said Officer Araz Alali, a D.C. police spokesman. The man could not immediately be identified because his burns were so severe. Medical personnel will try to determine who he was using DNA analysis, Alali said.
  • Prosecution witness: Zimmerman's injuries 'insignificant'

    07/02/2013 1:56:23 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 120 replies ^ | 7-2-2013 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A medical examiner testified that George Zimmerman's injuries were "insignificant" and could have been the result of a single blow as prosecutors continued to make their case that the neighborhood watch volunteer was not simply defending himself when he shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Dr. Valerie Rao, who was called by the prosecution to provide her assessment of Zimmerman's injuries based on photos, cast doubt on Zimmerman's claim his head was repeatedly bashed against the pavement as he fought with Martin in the Feb. 26, 2012 incident. "The injuries are so minor that the word slam implies great force," Rao said...
  • Injuries As French Embassy Attacked In Libya

    04/22/2013 11:25:08 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 18 replies
    Sky News ^ | Tuesday 23 April 2013
    The French embassy in Libya has been attacked and two guards have been injured. The attack took place in the country's capital, Tripoli. "There was an attack on the embassy. We think it was a booby-trapped car," the official told Reuters. "There was a lot of damage and there are two guards wounded." A Libyan source said the blast caused serious damage to the building.
  • Column: Could football end up killing itself?

    02/02/2013 9:41:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 2, 2013 6:55 PM EST | Tim Dahlberg
    On Sunday perhaps the biggest audience ever to see a Super Bowl will gather in front of televisions for parties of their own. The game has become America’s unofficial national holiday, its tradition of chip eating, beer drinking and commercial watching as deeply ingrained in the country’s fabric as turkey and stuffing. We celebrate the game even as it takes a brutal toll on those who play it. Football is a hurt business, and the biggest cheers on Sunday will be for those who deliver the biggest hits. … It’s hard to comprehend, and it may be the ultimate paradox....
  • Vision Problems A Greater Risk For Veterans Following Brain Injury And Stress Disorder

    11/14/2012 5:45:07 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 4 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | Nov 13, 2012
    Vision Problems A Greater Risk For Veterans Following Brain Injury And Stress Disorder 13 Nov 2012 Many veterans of the United States armed forces who have traumatic brain injury or post-traumatic stress disorder also have undiagnosed, chronic vision problems, according to two studies presented at the 116th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, jointly conducted this year with the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology. New Recognition of What Traumatic Brain Injury Can Mean for Veterans' Vision In a study conducted at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, in Washington, D.C., researchers found that vision problems in veterans with mild TBI...
  • Prayer Request! Two co-workers and their families injured at the Reno air races! [Update #19]

    09/17/2011 9:01:25 AM PDT · by MarkL · 18 replies · 1+ views
    9/17/2011 | Me
    Hi All, This is my first request of this type, so please bear with me. A few minutes ago, I learned that two of my co-workers and their families were attending the Air Races in Reno, and while details are few and far between, it seems that they were among the seriously injured. May I please request that you offer up a prayer, or just think good thoughts, about Brian, Bill, and their families, as well as all the others who died or were injured at the Air Races. Thanks for your time. Mark
  • Weight of War: Gear that protects troops also injures them

    02/12/2011 6:50:36 PM PST · by Saije · 21 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 2/12/2011 | Hal Bernton
    Before venturing out on patrol in Iraq, Spc. Joseph Chroniger would wrap his upper body in armor, then sling on a vest and and pack that contained batteries for his radio, water, food, flashlight, ammunition and other gear. With his M4 rifle, the whole get-up weighed 70 to 80 pounds — and left him aching. His body hurt the most when his squad came under attack and he tried to run or dive on the ground. His neck and shoulders would burn as if on fire. Since returning to Western Washington 2 1/2 years ago, Chroniger has been diagnosed with...
  • It was a HOAX: Acid attack victim admits her injuries were 'self-inflicted'

    09/17/2010 10:50:14 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4:37 PM on 17th September 2010 | Mail Foreign Service
    The woman who gained sympathy around the world after a stranger threw acid in her face has made a shocking confession: she made the whole thing up. Bethany Storro, 28, confessed to police yesterday, saying the severe burns she suffered in the horrific 'attack' were actually 'self-inflicted'. Police said they did not know the motive behind her bizarre plan. Her confession - which is set to cause outrage around the world - came after police, suspicious at the holes in her story, turned up the pressure by searching her house.
  • Is Your Boy Ball Tapping? Has He Been Injured by Ball Tapping?

    05/30/2010 7:10:40 PM PDT · by stillafreemind · 117 replies · 4,007+ views
    Associated Content ^ | May 30th, 2010 | Sherry Tomfeld
    David was 14. He was ball tapped by a peer. A 14 year old is old enough to know better but it seems that anything goes these days. It gets worse. A 5 year old boy was operated on in Indiana for injuries received in a ball tapping.
  • Bed Jumping. Pros and Cons of Bed Jumping

    12/13/2009 7:00:03 AM PST · by stillafreemind · 11 replies · 824+ views
    Associated Content ^ | Dec. 13, 09 | Sherry Tomfeld
    But with all the hoopla of jumping on a bed and all of the fun, are there cons to meet the pros of bed jumping? Yes, there were good reasons for our parents to yell at us for jumping on beds. I didn't run across any negative articles about bed jumping, but I am willing to be one of the first.
  • Deaths, Injuries Increase With Higher Speed Limits

    07/16/2009 7:26:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 105 replies · 1,942+ views
    MSN Health and Fitness ^ | July 16, 2009 | Steven Reinberg, HealthDay Reporter
    THURSDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- Deaths and injuries on America's interstates have increased since the repeal of the federal 55-mile-per-hour speed limit in 1995, a new study finds, and some believe it's time to slow down again. Researchers tracking fatalities attributed 12,545 deaths and 36,582 injuries in fatal crashes to higher speed limits implemented during the 1995-2005 study period. "Our study clearly shows that policy can directly result in more deaths as well as reducing deaths on our country's roads," said lead researcher Lee S. Friedman of the division of environmental and occupational health sciences in the School of...
  • AMATO: Shameful story of ingratitude. Shortchanging those who incurred disabilities in service.

    05/20/2009 4:12:25 AM PDT · by Scanian · 37 replies · 1,690+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 20, 2009 | Rick Amato
    A tremendously important story has gone virtually untold by the media, ignored by our political leaders and unknown to the American public. Despite the extraordinarily high price they have paid, America's severely wounded veterans are enduring humiliating financial hardships of epic proportions. Home evictions, utility shutoffs, car repossessions and foreclosures are commonplace. Spouses have to give up their jobs to become caregivers, cutting family incomes by up to 50 percent or more. Most disabled vets receive much less in compensation and benefits than they did while on active duty, reducing incomes even further. Many are too dysfunctional to hold a...
  • Obama Trumpets Commitment To Disabled Vets While Stabbing Them In The Back

    03/17/2009 5:54:22 PM PDT · by Michael Eden · 18 replies · 412+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | March 17, 2009 | Michael Eden
    This is so like Barack Obama. The man who is responsible for piling on more debt than every president from George Washington to George W. Bush - COMBINED - while simultaneously preaching "fiscal responsibility" can pretty much twist anything into anything. So no one should be very surprised that Obama would tout his championing of Veterans' issues even as he moves behind the scenes to commit the mother of all backstabbings. As CNN reported: WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki confirmed Tuesday that the Obama administration is considering a controversial plan to make veterans pay for treatment of...
  • Super Bowl viewers TOO excited, get injured in their Barcaloungers

    01/27/2009 7:16:47 AM PST · by lakeprincess · 13 replies · 633+ views
    The Washington TImes ^ | 1/27/09 | Jennifer Harper
    ER doctors observe chokings, sprains, broken teeth, ravaged vocal cords. On the Super Bowl field? No, it's in the den, where Dad and Uncle Bob are going berserk for their teams.
  • Air Force Center Serves Soldiers With Brain Injuries

    12/09/2008 4:27:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 244+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2008 – The Air Force’s only traumatic brain injury center, at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, is diagnosing and treating predominantly Army patients with a focus on improving their chances of a full recovery. The center began as an ad-hoc clinic in February 2007 to treat redeploying soldiers at neighboring Fort Richardson, Air Force Maj. (Dr.) Peter Osterbauer, chief of neurology services for the 3rd Medical Group, told American Forces Press Service. The Army mobilized a team of 13 medical specialists to help the Air Force screen and treat the 25th Infantry Division’s 1st Stryker Brigade soldiers...
  • Wounded Warrior Diaries: Canine Handler Battles Injuries to Return to Duty

    11/18/2008 3:56:01 PM PST · by SandRat · 228+ views
    Wounded Warrior Files ^ | Lt. Jennifer Cragg, USN
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2008 – Despite losing a leg in combat, Army Sgt. Chris Alvin Burrell is focusing on his rehabilitation to one day return to what he calls his “normal day of work.” Army Sgt. Chris Burrell is focused on his rehabilitation since losing a leg in an explosion in Baghdad's Sadr City neighborhood on Dec. 26, 2007. He hopes to return to his job as a canine handler. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “My main focus right now is to heal properly and quickly in the right timeframe, and just make sure I’m healed...
  • Wounded Warrior Diaries: Wounded Sailor Advises Others to ‘Get Up’ from Injuries

    11/18/2008 3:52:56 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 210+ views
    Wounded Warrior Files ^ | Seaman William Selby, USN
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2008 – When Navy Lt. John Pucillo enlisted after high school to be an explosive ordnance disposal technician, he knew the risks involved. Navy Lt. John Pucillo displays a tatoo on the remainder of his left leg, which was amputated following a bomb blast in Iraq in May 2006. Courtesy photo.  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Pucillo knew his choice in Navy jobs would eventually land him in Iraq and that he would be exposed to more danger there than with other specialties he could have chosen. No matter, the young Pucillo yearned for the...
  • Obama Ad Ridicules McCain over War Injuries

    09/12/2008 7:52:47 PM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 118 replies · 415+ views
    AOL News ^ | 9/12/2008 | Mark Impomeni
    In its zeal to get tough on Sen. John McCain, who has taken the lead in the presidential race, Sen. Barack Obama's campaign released a television ad today, titled "Still," making fun of Sen. McCain for being old fashioned. In the ad, the Obama campaign says that McCain hasn't changed much since he went to Congress in 1982, to make the case that McCain's campaign does not represent change. But the campaign crossed a line when it ridiculed McCain because he "can't send an e-mail," and unwittingly embroiled itself in another controversy that will throw the campaign off message. The...
  • Center Gears Up for Mental Health, Traumatic Brain Injuries

    01/28/2008 3:27:51 PM PST · by SandRat · 51+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2008 – Army Col. (Dr.) Loree Sutton is a woman on a mission. Army Col. (Dr.) Loree Sutton, chief of the newly created Defense Center of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, sits in her temporary Rosslyn, Va., office suite. The Defense Department created the center in its effort to step up the quality of care for wounded warriors and their families. Photo by Fred W. Baker III  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The military psychiatrist has, for the last month, ricocheted across the Capital Beltway landscape and beyond, setting up a Defense...
  • Understanding Helps Families, Soldiers Deal With Brain Injuries

    12/10/2007 3:53:53 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 91+ views
    SCHWEINFURT, Germany, Dec. 10, 2007 – A pilot program is assessing soldiers returning here from Iraq for possible mild traumatic brain injury. Mild traumatic brain injury, or mTBI, has been called the signature wound of the war on terror. Identifying and treating that injury has become a priority for Army medical commands worldwide. The pilot testing program uses “automated neuropsychological assessment metrics” to identify affected soldiers. The first post-deployment mTBI screenings are being conducted here as part of the reintegration process for soldiers of 2nd “Dagger” Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. “The screening is intended to take pre-deployment measurements...
  • America Supports You: Warriors’ Injuries Affect Spouses Too

    11/01/2007 5:35:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 67+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    ST. JOHN, U.S. Virgin Islands, Nov. 1, 2007 – The calls family members receive about a servicemember’s injury come out of the blue at all hours of the day and night, and they all have the same general effect. Susanne Rooney and her husband, Army Sgt. Peter Rooney, enjoy the warm weather and water of Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands, on Oct. 20, 2007. The couple was part of a small group of wounded veterans and their spouses who participated in a kayaking trip to the Virgin Islands. Photo by Samantha L. Quigley  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image...
  • Non-combat injuries, illnesses are No. 1 hazard in Iraq

    10/30/2007 3:57:23 PM PDT · by BGHater · 12 replies · 90+ views
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | 30 Oct 2007 | Jay Price
    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq — High blood pressure, bad backs, bum knees and other mundane health problems put three and a half times more troops on planes to hospitals in Germany or the United States than do snipers and roadside bombs, say front-line experts in Iraq . "There's nothing about being deployed or being in an austere environment that protects you from the normal maladies that people encounter in the United States ," said Lt. Col. Ron Ross , a preventive medicine officer with the U.S. Army's 62nd Medical Brigade in Iraq . From the invasion in March 2003 through Oct....
  • Monster truck crashes into crowd of spectators in DeKalb [Illinois]

    08/09/2007 2:02:53 PM PDT · by xcamel · 21 replies · 2,749+ views ^ | 3:37 PM CDT, August 9, 2007 | The Associated Press
    DEKALB, Ill. - Media reports say spectators have been injured after a monster truck crashed into a crowd during a demonstration in DeKalb. WDKB in DeKalb is reporting that the truck was doing a jump during the demonstration and lost control, hitting the crowd and eventually landing on a set of railroad tracks. Ambulance crews are on the scene and several people have been taken to area hospitals. Train traffic through the northern Illinois town has been halted. DeKalb police would only say that a "major incident" happened downtown.
  • Injured Veteran Uses Own Experience to Inspire Others With Traumatic Brain Injuries

    06/27/2007 5:11:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 680+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 27, 2007 – A former 82nd Airborne Division soldier who has been living with traumatic brain injury for the past seven years is reaching out to recently wounded veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan to help them learn to live with the disease. Retired Army Pfc. Chris Lynch uses his own experience with traumatic brain injury to help inspire others. The former 82nd Airborne Division soldier is pursuing his education, runs marathons and competed in the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in April. Photo by Donna Miles  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Pfc. Chris Lynch was...
  • No Serious Injuries in Helo Crash; Troops Kill, Detain Terrorists

    02/21/2007 3:52:11 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 367+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2007 – No one was seriously injured when a U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter went down near Baghdad today, military officials reported. Meanwhile, coalition forces killed seven terrorists and detained 13 others, and local citizens and Iraqi police denied an al Qaeda convoy entry into a village over the last two days in Iraq. The helicopter went down today north of Baghdad while conducting operations. No serious injuries or fatalities occurred. Nine military personnel were on board, and all were evacuated successfully, officials said. The cause of the incident is under investigation. In other developments, coalition...
  • Agent Overcomes IED Injuries, Returns to Duty

    07/20/2006 4:14:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 305+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Master Sgt. Mitch Gettle
    WASHINGTON, July 20, 2006 — The morning of Feb. 20 was like any other for Air Force Office of Special Investigations Special Agent Adele Loar, who was assigned to the Strategic Counterintelligence Directorate in Baghdad, Iraq. Her mission, along with the joint team assembled there, was to gather information from Iraqi civilian sources to ascertain current threats to coalition forces. Performing a mission for which she is trained and one that she loves, Loar said it did not matter when or where she worked or the dangers she might face. She especially reveled in the opportunity to be working on...
  • With Injuries Up, Feds Eye Fireworks Laws

    07/03/2006 11:59:22 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 78 replies · 1,241+ views ^ | 7 4 06 | MICHAEL J. SNIFFEN
    WASHINGTON - On the eve of the nation's noisiest holiday, the Consumer Product Safety Commission responded to growing fireworks injuries by quietly reopening the question of how it should police explosives for backyard entertainment. Without a public meeting, the three commissioners voted unanimously by ballot late Friday to begin a study of whether to tighten their regulation of fireworks, commission spokesman Scott Wolfson announced Monday. Their notice seeking public comment will appear soon in the Federal Register. The notice cited a disturbing increase in injuries and a decrease in compliance with safety regulations as reasons for the first major review...
  • Bouncer Mother Rips Driver Who Ran Over Son And Three Others (Re:Sayed Khaled El-Waraky)

    06/25/2006 7:19:05 AM PDT · by khnyny · 33 replies · 1,604+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | June 20, 2006 | Richard Weir
    Her son, 3 others rammed in DWI BY RICHARD WEIR DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER The mother of a young bouncer mowed down by an alleged drunken teen who drove his Jaguar into a crowd outside the Glen Cove Golf Club said yesterday that seeing her son in the hospital is "heartbreaking." Maureen Basdavanos spoke before the arraignment of 19-year-old Sayed Khaled El-Waraky, the Virginia college student accused of turning his luxury car into a weapon and plowing it into her son, Sean, 22, and three other young men. Sean Basdavanos of Glen Cove, a part-time bouncer at the golf club's...
  • Autopsies Show Blast Injuries Killed Zarqawi, Rahman

    06/12/2006 4:45:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 30 replies · 787+ views
    BAGHDAD, June 12, 2006 – Abu Musab al-Zarqawi died of blast injuries sustained by the coalition bombing of his safe house June 7, coalition officials said today. The officials also said that DNA testing proves that the body is that of the terrorist leader. "We have clear evidence he died of blast injuries," said Army Dr. (Col.) Steve Jones, the command surgeon in Iraq. "There is no evidence to suggest that he was beaten and I have no reason to suspect that happened." Jones and coalition military spokesman Army Maj. Gen. Bill Caldwell briefed reporters on the results of the...
  • Jet boat racer dies from injuries in weekend event

    05/08/2006 5:58:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 254+ views
    A man who was competing in a jet boat competition on Lake Ming died after he lost control of his vessel and was thrown to the ground as it went more than 130 mph, authorities said. Edward Jay Wallace, 43, of Las Vegas, was pronounced dead at 8:40 p.m. Saturday from injuries he sustained in the crash earlier that day, according to the Kern County coroner's office. Wallace was competing in the last semifinals race of a National Jet Boat Association weekend event called May Shootout when the throttle on his boat likely got stuck, organizers said. Going more than...
  • America Supports You: Steak Night Treats Vets' Toughest Injuries

    05/01/2006 6:42:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 42 replies · 1,338+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Paul X. Rutz
    WASHINGTON, May 1, 2006 – For the past two and a half years, veterans of wars past have been helping heal the latest generation of wounded troops every Friday in a basement steakhouse here. Members of Disabled American Veterans help a wounded servicemember before the final Friday night dinner for wounded troops at Fran O'Brien's steakhouse in downtown Washington, D.C. Groups like DAV and Helping Our Heroes Foundation bring dozens of wounded troops out to the Friday dinners, which now will be held at various locations in the nation's capital, beginning May 5. Photo by Paul X. Rutz  (Click photo...
  • Marine from Missouri unfazed by combat injuries in Iraq

    04/06/2006 4:25:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 463+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sgt. Roe F. Seigle
    HADITHA, Iraq (April 6, 2006) -- Lance Cpl. Matt Calvert accepts the wound he received March 25 from a rocket-propelled grenade attack in Iraq. It comes with the territory of being a Marine in a combat zone. The infantryman from Blue Springs, Mo., said he was unfazed by the wound, caused when insurgents attacked his unit’s patrol in western Al Anbar Province. “I did not hear the insurgent fire the RPG (rocket-propelled grenade) until the round exploded against the wall near me,” said Calvert, 22. Calvert was injured when shrapnel from a rocket-propelled grenade caught him in the chest and...
  • CA: Man dies in race past checkpoint (mult. ejections,injuries, lost control at ~100mph, crashed)

    04/05/2006 11:41:16 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies · 1,571+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 4/5/06 | SD U-T
    PINE VALLEY – A race to avoid the Border Patrol yesterday ended when a speeding car flipped and ejected five passengers, killing one of them, authorities said. Three of the four survivors were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, said Officer Brian Pennings of the California Highway Patrol. The fourth survivor was less seriously injured. The car, a blue Ford Probe, failed to stop at a checkpoint on westbound Interstate 8 east of Pine Valley, said Richard Kite of the Border Patrol. He said agents headed after the Probe and came upon it, overturned, on Olde Highway 80 just west of Pine...
  • LAPTOPS FOR THE WOUNDED-Please help raise $$ to keep placing laptops in military medical facilities

    03/05/2006 5:35:44 PM PST · by FreeWyomingArmyMom · 2 replies · 270+ views
    Hi ya'll - I'm new here so correct me if I am out of line with posting this here. I invite you to please visit our website (very easy one - only one page plus one additional page for a February newsletter update) to see what it is we are doing. Basically we purchase basic laptops and add webcams with mics on them so they can stay in contact with their family and friends, play games, etc. Also accept PC games and original playstation games as a lady in Georgia packed up her family's playstation and sent it to me...
  • Military working dog, Marine stick together through battle, injuries (ARF! ARF! ARF!)

    02/07/2006 3:24:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 621+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Feb 7, 2006 | Cpl. Micah Snead
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Feb. 7, 2006) -- On Jan. 5, a suicide bomber tried to interrupt Iraq's rebuilding process at a police academy in Ramadi, but honor, courage and commitment by Iraqis and Marines alike was the only lasting result from the attack. The bond between one Marine, Cpl. Brendan N. Poelaert, a military working dog handler with 5th Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment Provisional Military Police Battalion, and an East Kingston, N.H., native, and his MWD, Flapoor, a 4-year-old Belgium Malinos, came through the carnage unscathed, even if the pair did not. Poelaert, an Exeter High School graduate, joined the...
  • Sore Thumb Latest of Big Ben's Injuries (Probable for Sunday)

    12/02/2005 5:21:35 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 9 replies · 455+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | December 2, 2005 | Joe Bendel
    As if two bad knees aren't bad enough for the Steelers, now this: The thumb on Ben Roethlisberger's throwing hand is causing discomfort. "It is pretty painful," he said prior to Thursday's practice, in which he participated with gloves on both hands. Roethlisberger, who missed three consecutive games while healing from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, returned to the lineup Monday night in a 26-7 loss to the Colts in Indianapolis, where he sustained the thumb injury. The second-year quarterback wouldn't talk about the extent of the injury. But he said the thumb was sore and that the training...
  • Recon Marine fights through injuries, takes out insurgents

    10/26/2005 5:02:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 639+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 25, 2005 | Cpl. Evan M. Eagan
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (Oct. 25, 2005) -- The Marines of Iraqi Army Platoon, Echo Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, clashed with insurgents in the month leading up to the unit’s relief in place. Nearing the end of their seven-month deployment and after spending more than a month in Ferris Town and Al Amariyah in support of Operation Southern Fire, Sgt. Joe Gonsalez, platoon sergeant, IA Platoon, was conducting a familiarization foot patrol in Al Amariyah with the incoming team from 1st Reconnaissance Battalion. On Oct. 2, as the patrol came to a halt in front of Al Amariyah’s...
  • Lifesaving trauma team provides care within one hour of injuries

    10/14/2005 6:01:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 338+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Oct 14, 2005 | Senior Airman Cassandra Locke
    10/14/2005 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- Should deployed troops need on the spot surgery, there is a five-person mobile forward surgical team on standby, ready to deploy at a moment’s notice to help them. The team -- an MFST -- can deploy in 24 to 48 hours. It is the smallest forward-deployable surgical team that can do field surgery. The team, part of the 379th Expeditionary Medical Group, has been deployed here for a month. It has performed 38 operations and seen 107 clinic patients. Once on location, the team can set up to operate within 15 minutes of arrival....
  • S. Korea: 40 Hurt as Plane Runs into Turbulence (pilot got it almost right, but...)

    07/14/2005 9:00:56 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 597+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 07/14/05
    40 Hurt as Plane Runs into Turbulence Some 40 passengers and crewmembers were hurt when a Korean airliner flying from Bali, Indonesia to Incheon International Airport suddenly lost altitude in turbulence.  Korean Air and the Seoul Regional Aviation Administration said Thursday that Korean Air Flight 630, which took off from Bali's Denpasar Airport at 4:15 a.m., ran into "clear air turbulence" while cruising at 38,000 feet just before entering Malaysian airspace. The aircraft suddenly dropped about 100 meters. Four of the 257 passengers sustained injuries like cuts to their foreheads when they hit their heads on the overhead baggage...