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  • JPAC admits to phony ceremonies honoring ‘returning’ remains (Fake war dead recovery)

    10/11/2013 5:36:57 PM PDT · by fso301 · 50 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Oct 10, 2013 | Editor
    The Department of Defense unit charged with recovering servicemembers’ remains abroad has been holding phony “arrival ceremonies” for seven years, with an honor guard carrying flag-draped coffins off of a cargo plane as though they held the remains returning that day from old battlefields. The Pentagon acknowledged Wednesday that no honored dead were in fact arriving, and that the planes used in the ceremonies often couldn’t even fly, and were towed into position. The story was first reported on nbcnews.com.
  • Georgia Student Remains Jailed Over Controversial Tumblr Remark

    08/14/2013 12:45:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Newsone ^ | Aug 13, 2013 | Hannington Dia
    On February 8th, Clemmons posted the following on his Tumblr page: hello. my name is irenigg and i plan on shooting up georgia southern. pass this around to see the affect it has. to see if i get arrested. As it turns out, Clemmons got exactly what he was looking for: Officials, who were reportedly tipped off by an anonymous person, arrested Clemmons a few hours after he posted his comments. Initially, the case received minimal media attention until a Gawker post brought it to the forefront on Sunday. Clemmons has remained imprisoned at Bulloch County Jail since his family...
  • Air Force Dumped Ashes Of More Troops’ Remains In Va. Landfill Than Acknowledged

    12/07/2011 11:46:49 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 19 replies
    Wa Po ^ | 12/7/11 | Craig Whitlock and Mary Pat Flaherty
    The Air Force dumped the incinerated partial remains of at least 274 American troops in a Virginia landfill, far more than the military had acknowledged, before halting the secretive practice three years ago, records show. The landfill dumping was concealed from families who had authorized the military to dispose of the remains in a dignified and respectful manner, Air Force officials said. There are no plans, they said, to alert those families now.
  • Private sector job growth remains tepid

    08/04/2010 6:57:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/4/10 | Burton Frierson
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Companies hired more workers in July but the gains are too slow to reduce unemployment and spur the economy significantly, reports showed on Wednesday. The reports come two days before the government's more comprehensive jobs reading for the month and illustrate that while the economy's improving, the jobs market has a long way to go. U.S. private employers added 42,000 jobs in July, payrolls processor ADP Employer Services reported, slightly more than economists forecast but still a tepid figure. Separately, the Institute for Supply Management reported increased growth in the services sector in July, while its...
  • Danger Remains in Iraq, Austin Says

    06/24/2010 1:51:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    WASHINGTON, June 24, 2010 – Iraq has been transformed, but dangers remain, President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead U.S. forces there said today. Army Lt. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee in a confirmation hearing. If he’s confirmed by the Senate, he’ll receive his fourth star and succeed Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno as commander of U.S. Forces Iraq. Odierno has been nominated to lead U.S. Joint Forces Command. Austin saluted the service and sacrifices of U.S. servicemembers who have answered the call in nine years of sustained combat. “They are performing magnificently,” he...
  • Remains of 72 people found at World Trade Center site

    06/23/2010 1:11:19 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 37 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 23 Jun 2010 | staff reporter
    The sifting of more than 800 cubic yards (612 cubic meters) of debris recovered from ground zero and underneath roads around the lower Manhattan site began in April and ended Friday. The greatest number of remains – 37 – were found from material underneath West Street, a highway on the west side of ground zero. The new debris was uncovered as construction work made new parts of the site accessible.
  • N. Korea threatens to stop preserving remains of U.S. soldiers

    04/05/2010 1:56:10 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 621+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 04/05/10
    N. Korea threatens to stop preserving remains of U.S. soldiers SEOUL, April 5 (Yonhap) -- North Korea threatened Monday to stop preserving the remains of U.S. soldiers killed during the 1950-53 Korean War, pressing Washington to resume its search regardless of a nuclear standoff between the two countries. A joint excavation, which had been a source of hard currency for the impoverished North, came to a halt in 2005 due to tension over Pyongyang's nuclear arms ambitions. The U.S. estimates about 8,000 of its soldiers are buried in the North. The two sides held talks in January about resuming the...
  • Anthrax alert after man posts his wife's ashes to U.S. embassy

    07/17/2009 2:00:36 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 6 replies · 912+ views
    dailymail. ^ | 16th July 2009 | Nick Pisa
    A powder sent to the American embassy in Rome during last week's G8 in Italy was the ashes of the sender's wife, it emerged today. Officials at the embassy went into overdrive when the envelope arrived last Wednesday, just hours before President Barack Obama arrived in the Italian capital for the summit. The post room of the building was sealed off and staff evacuated as police scientists in protective overalls arrived to take the powder away amid fears it could be an anthrax terror attack.
  • 911 Memorial Park Arson: Fire Reveals 911 Victims Stored in Temporary Tent

    11/01/2009 6:36:08 PM PST · by mondoreb · 12 replies · 868+ views
    DBKP ^ | November 1, 2009 | Ginn
    Man Sets Fire to 911 Memorial in New York City: Reveals Lax Security and the Fate of 911 Victim's Bodies Stored in Temporary Tent New York City Fiasco: Eight Years and Counting, 911 Victims Still Stored in Temporary Tent Next to Morgue According to the New York Post, a Harvard Law grad, Brian Schroeder, 26, originally from Texas, allegedly set fire to the 911 makeshift memorial where the victim's remains are stored. While none of the remains were damaged, many of the mementos left by friends and family were destroyed. Schroeder gave himself up by walking into the 13th Precinct...
  • For a final resting place, the best seat in the house

    11/01/2009 3:53:36 AM PST · by Saije · 1 replies · 227+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11/1/2009 | Liz Clarke
    Joe Kelly won't go as far as calling Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course a burial ground. But the 91-year-old track historian is quite sure that Willie Doyle, who rode Effendi to victory in the 1909 Preakness, isn't the only guy whose remains are mingled with the turf where the great Seabiscuit and War Admiral famously battled.*** While Doyle's choice of Pimlico's finish line as his final resting place is among the more colorful episodes in horseracing lore, it's hardly unique.*** Some venues honor such requests, such as NASCAR's Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, where Wayne Estes has adopted the informal role of...
  • Kim proves he remains in charge of North Korea

    04/09/2009 10:02:06 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 293+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/9/09 | Hyung-Jin Kim and Jean H. Lee - ap
    SEOUL, South Korea – A visibly grayer and thinner Kim Jong Il proved Thursday he remains in charge of communist North Korea, presiding over parliament in a triumphant return to center stage after months out of the public eye following a reported stroke. Limping slightly, Kim arrived at the grand hall housing the 687-seat Supreme People's Assembly to a standing ovation and praise for a weekend rocket launch heralded as "historic" at home though assailed in some nations as provocative.
  • Ingrid Newkirk's Unique Will DIRECTIONS FOR THE DISPOSITION OF THE REMAINS OF (PETA KOOK)

    03/21/2009 11:43:56 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 24 replies · 968+ views
    As someone who has dedicated a part of my life to the alleviation of animal suffering in various parts of the world, it is my wish that upon my death, my body be used to further that same goal. It is with this purpose in mind that I make the following directions and designations relating to the disposition of my final remains. I make these directions and designations after thorough consideration and pursuant to my firm belief in the purposes for which they are made. 1. Upon my death, it is my wish that my body be used in a...
  • ‘Enormous Progress’ Made in Iraq, But More Work Remains, Official Says

    03/17/2009 4:25:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 264+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 17, 2009 – Much progress has been achieved in Iraq, but there’s still work to be done, a senior Pentagon spokesman said today while addressing that and other topics in a news conference. Although “enormous progress” in security has been made in Iraq, Press Secretary Geoff Morrell told reporters, these gains “are still fragile,” particularly in and around the northern Iraqi cities of Kirkuk and Mosul. However, southern Iraq, which includes the city of Basra, is experiencing “remarkable calm” and relative prosperity, Morrell said, while the capital of Baghdad now is “enjoying a period of stability” that it...
  • updated 3 minutes ago Lawyers: Remains tentatively ID'd as Caylee

    12/12/2008 11:56:24 AM PST · by OL Hickory · 19 replies · 1,189+ views
    cnn ^ | today | cnn
    -- A corpse has been tentatively identified as missing toddler Caylee Anthony's, attorneys for her mother told a Florida judge on Friday.
  • 7 Years Later, 9/11 Hijackers’ Remains Are in Limbo

    09/20/2008 7:54:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 50 replies · 283+ views
    nytimes.com ^ | September 20, 2008 | SEAN D. HAMILL
    Seven years after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, the remains of 13 of the 19 men responsible have been identified and are in the custody of the F.B.I. and the New York City medical examiner’s office. But no one has formally requested the remains in order to bury them. “Politically, one can understand that this is a hot potato,” said Muneer Fareed, secretary general of the Islamic Society of North America and a former professor of Islamic studies. “People don’t want to identify with the political equivalent of Jeffrey Dahmer.” What would happen if someone asked for the hijackers’...
  • US Army Men in Arunachal to Investigate WW II Wreckage

    06/27/2008 10:54:19 AM PDT · by Coffee200am · 13 replies · 1,928+ views
    Express India ^ | 06.27.2008 | Express India
    Itanagar, June 27: A five-member US Defence Department team has arrived in Ita nagar to coordinate a joint Indo-US search operation to find the wreckage of US fighter planes and remains of hundreds of pilots missing in action during World War II in Arunachal Pradesh. Official sources said on Friday that a team from the US Joint Prisoners of War/Missing In Action Accounting Command (JPAC) arrived on June 24 on a coordination mission for the search on humanitarian grounds. The team comprised Lt Col Peter Huddle, Lt Col Bruce E Cox, Maj Craig Tippins, Maj William J Taylor and Capt...
  • Remains identified for 2 WWII airmen

    04/26/2008 8:01:30 AM PDT · by BronzePencil · 12 replies · 174+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 4-26-2008 | By James Vaznis
    On Dec. 3, 1943, a B-24D Liberator bomber with two Army airmen from Massachusetts flew a stealth mission to destroy Japanese war vessels in the Bismarck Sea. The mission turned out to be a success. The crew found a Japanese convoy and bombed it.
  • Remains of More 9/11 Victims Identified

    04/08/2008 9:36:23 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 5 replies · 89+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 4/7/2008 | Marcus Franklin
    NEW YORK - The city has identified the remains of four more victims of the Sept. 11 attacks, including one man whose DNA was found beneath a service road that was initially paved over, officials said Monday. Ronald Keith Milstein's remains were found beneath the road that was built to carry cleanup and construction trucks in and out of the World Trade Center site after the 2001 terrorist attacks, the city medical examiner's office said. Milstein of Queens was 54 when he was killed. More than 400 human bone pieces have been recovered from beneath the road, which has become...
  • BBC: Sea reptile is biggest on record ( measured 15m (50ft) from nose to tail - alligator jaws)

    02/27/2008 9:26:47 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 29 replies · 713+ views
    BBC ^ | Wednesday, 27 February 2008, 00:54 GMT | Paul Rincon Science reporter, BBC News
    By Paul Rincon Science reporter, BBC News A fossilised "sea monster" unearthed on an Arctic island is the largest marine reptile known to science, Norwegian scientists have announced.The 150 million-year-old specimen was found on Spitspergen, in the Arctic island chain of Svalbard, in 2006. The Jurassic-era leviathan is one of 40 sea reptiles from a fossil "treasure trove" uncovered on the island. Nicknamed "The Monster", the immense creature would have measured 15m (50ft) from nose to tail. A large pliosaur was big enough to pick up a small car in its jaws and bite it in half Richard Forrest,...
  • The unsavoury truth of lost 9/11 body parts

    02/10/2008 2:30:51 PM PST · by the scotsman · 69 replies · 172+ views
    Sunday Post ^ | 10th February 2008 | Sunday Post
    FAMILIES OF the victims of the September 11 terror attacks on New York have been devastated to learn that body parts of their loved ones have been found in the past two weeks by workers building the replacement for the World Trade Center. Meanwhile, just a few miles away, distraught relatives are left to mourn at the world’s largest rubbish dump — the final resting place for the remains of their sons and daughters. This is the reality of New York more than six years after the attacks on the Twin Towers. It’s a situation described by one still-grieving mother...
  • Chavez wants Bolivar's remains examined

    12/17/2007 8:45:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 674+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/17/07 | AP
    CARACAS, Venezuela - President Hugo Chavez said Monday that Venezuela should open the coffin of independence hero Simon Bolivar to examine the bones, saying there are sufficient doubts about his death in 1830 to warrant a full investigation. Although history books maintain Bolivar died of tuberculosis, Chavez said doubts exist because some writings suggest it is possible the South American "Liberator" might have been murdered. Chavez has raised this theory before, but went further during a speech on the anniversary of Bolivar's death. "Who knows if they even made Bolivar's bones disappear? We have to determine it now," Chavez said....
  • Relatives Want World War II Victims' Remains [WW2- India-China theatre]

    12/17/2007 10:02:35 AM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 7 replies · 257+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 17 Dec., 2007 | Associated Press
    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The families of eight U.S. military men who died in a 1944 plane crash in the Himalayas want the Pentagon to step up efforts to recover their remains from the crash site discovered last year by a mountaineer. Exactly what happened to the B-24 bomber dubbed "Hot as Hell," was a mystery for more than 60 years. It disappeared while on a flight from Kunming, China, to Chabua, India, to pick up weapons and other supplies and return to base in China. Clayton Kuhles of Prescott, Ariz., a mountaineer who has made it his mission to...
  • 'Monster' Arctic reptile remains found

    12/04/2007 12:49:03 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies · 4,075+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/4/07 | AP
    OSLO, Norway - Remains of a bus-sized prehistoric "monster" reptile found on a remote Arctic island may be a new species never before recorded by science, researchers said Tuesday. Initial excavation of a site on the Svalbard islands in August yielded the remains, teeth, skull fragments and vertebrae of a reptile estimated to measure nearly 40 feet long, said Joern Harald Hurum of the University of Oslo. "It seems the monster is a new species," he told The Associated Press. The reptile appears be the same species as another sea predator whose remains were found nearby on Svalbard last year....
  • Majadle Justifies Destruction of Temple Remains

    11/13/2007 4:01:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 173+ views
    Arutz7 ^ | 11/14/07, | Gil Ronen
    (IsraelNN.com) The Israeli government's first Arab minister made it clear Wednesday that as far as the Temple Mount is concerned, Israeli sovereignty is nonexistent and Islam rules. The minister spoke in his official capacity as Minister of Science, Culture and Sport, from the Knesset podium, in response to a parliamentary question by MK Aryeh Eldad (NU/NRP) regarding the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. MK Eldad's question referred to the unsupervised digging carried out by the Muslim authorities (the "Wakf") on the Temple Mount during the summer, by means of heavy machinery. "I received a series of photographs of digs on the...
  • Majadle Justifies Destruction of Temple Remains

    11/13/2007 4:01:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies · 45+ views
    Arutz7 ^ | 11/14/07, | Gil Ronen
    (IsraelNN.com) The Israeli government's first Arab minister made it clear Wednesday that as far as the Temple Mount is concerned, Israeli sovereignty is nonexistent and Islam rules. The minister spoke in his official capacity as Minister of Science, Culture and Sport, from the Knesset podium, in response to a parliamentary question by MK Aryeh Eldad (NU/NRP) regarding the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. MK Eldad's question referred to the unsupervised digging carried out by the Muslim authorities (the "Wakf") on the Temple Mount during the summer, by means of heavy machinery. "I received a series of photographs of digs on the...
  • GOP nomination remains up for grabs

    09/01/2007 2:34:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 414+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/1/07 | Liz Sidoti and Libby Quaid - ap
    WASHINGTON - The Republican presidential race is extraordinarily volatile heading into the autumn stretch before voting begins. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani leads the field in national popularity polls but Mitt Romney, the ex-governor of Massachusetts, has maintained an edge where it counts — in some of the first states to vote. The upcoming official candidacy of Fred Thompson, a former Tennessee senator and "Law & Order" actor, reconfigures the eight-man contest — and brings a dose of Hollywood glamour to the race. Arizona Sen. John McCain remains a factor but is weakened financially and politically; he's seeking traction...
  • NYC still searching for 9/11 remains

    07/03/2007 6:47:25 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 8 replies · 532+ views
    New York City will continue searching for remains of victims of the September 11 attacks indefinitely, with authorities saying they will not be able to finish the task in one year as planned. Bits of human remains continue to turn up more than five years after hijackers crashed two jet airliners into the World Trade Centre, killing 2,759 people including themselves. Remains have still not been found for all of the victims. Surviving relatives say it helps with their grieving to know that some physical remains have been recovered. Edward Skyler, New York's deputy mayor for administration, told Mayor Michael...
  • Scotty's remains found after space trip

    05/21/2007 6:32:38 AM PDT · by bedolido · 6 replies · 615+ views
    bc.net.au ^ | 5-19-2007 | Staff Writer
    They beamed him up and now, after a three-week search, they have found the rocket that had carried ashes of Star Trek actor James Doohan briefly into space. The remains of Doohan, whose Star Trek character Scotty inspired the television catch phrase "Beam me up, Scotty," were blasted off to the edge of space from New Mexico on April 29, two years after his death at the age of 85. The payload also included ashes of astronaut Gordon Cooper, who first went into space in 1963, and another 200 people. But the UP Aerospace Spaceloft XL rocket carrying the capsules...
  • Human Remains Thought To Be Oldest Ever Found In Santa Cruz

    05/12/2007 10:13:51 AM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 1,122+ views
    Human remains thought to be oldest ever found in Santa Cruz By Todd Guild Sentinel CorrespondentMay 12, 2007 SANTA CRUZ — For the Santa Cruz Water Department, most construction projects are uneventful, encountering nothing more than dirt, rocks and an occasional root. That was not the case when city workers installing a water pipe on the Westside unearthed the bodies of two Ohlone people — now believed to be the oldest human remains ever found in the city. Studies over the past six months date the bones back 5,000 years, when construction on the Great Pyramids in Egypt had just...
  • Repatriation ceremony held for remains returned from N. Korea

    04/16/2007 6:30:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 348+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Sgt. Catherine Talento
    /16/2007 - HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii (AFNEWS) -- One by one the flag draped coffins containing the remains of six U.S. service members killed in the Korean War were carried by a multi-service detail from the back of a C-17 Globemaster III during a repatriation ceremony at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. Distinguished guests, veterans and a joint honor guard of Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen and Coast Guard rendered honors as the coffins were transported across the tarmac and then loaded into the back of an awaiting bus for the ride to the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command Headquarters at...
  • Richardson tours captured U.S. warship

    04/09/2007 5:17:49 PM PDT · by amchugh · 80 replies · 1,861+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | April 9, 2007 | Foster Klug
    PYONGYANG, North Korea --New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson on Monday toured a U.S. warship captured by North Korea in the 1960s that is now used to inspire anti-American sentiment in the reclusive communist regime.
  • New Law Changes Handling Procedures for Troops’ Remains

    01/10/2007 4:25:34 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 221+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2007 – A new law that took effect Jan. 1 changes the way the remains of servicemembers killed in combat are transported and handled. The 2007 National Defense Authorization Act states that the primary mode of transportation for remains of servicemembers being returned to the U.S. is military aircraft or military-contracted aircraft. This is a change from the past, when commercial service was used to transport the remains of fallen troops. “It was a provision in the law, and I think … there was some interest to make sure that the remains were moved in an...
  • Bodies of Missing Servicemembers Recovered After Helicopter Crash

    12/04/2006 4:09:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies · 609+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2006 -- Coalition forces have recovered the bodies of all three missing servicemembers lost during an emergency water landing by a helicopter yesterday. A U.S. Marine Corps CH-46 helicopter from 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing made an emergency water landing near the shore of Lake Qadisiyah in western Anbar province. Sixteen personnel were on board, including the crew. Thirteen of the individuals on board were accounted for yesterday, including the body of one Marine who was recovered from the water after the emergency landing. The rescue effort included all available surveillance and rescue capabilities to include air,...
  • Ancient Remains Causing Problems

    10/18/2006 8:13:09 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 892+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 10-18-2006 | Matt Krupnick
    Ancient remains causing problems By Matt Krupnick CONTRA COSTA TIMES The unheralded removal of hundreds of ancient bodies at a Brentwood construction site this year illustrated how secretive -- and political -- American Indian excavations can be. When Shea Homes dug up about 500 bodies to make way for a road through its new Trilogy subdivision, the developer set in motion a governmental process steeped in confidentiality. State policymakers have spent years fine-tuning what must be done after such discoveries, but many tiptoe around volatile questions. "The politics are interesting and are such that it behooves me not to say...
  • WWI soldier buried at Arlington Cemetery (remains found 2003 near Soissons,2nd Battle of the Marne)

    09/26/2006 5:03:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 96 replies · 2,230+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/25/06 | Kasie Hunt - ap
    ARLINGTON, Va. - The only testament to Francis Lupo's death in a World War I battle has long been his name, etched on a French chapel wall with those of hundreds of other missing soldiers. On Tuesday, 88 years after he was killed, the recently discovered remains of the U.S. Army private were buried with military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. And by year's end, his name will be carved anew, this time on a white headstone like those marking the graves of his fellow soldiers. Lupo is the first World War I soldier whose remains — a few fragments...
  • Archaeologists Dig Up More Ice Age Remains At Creswell Crags

    08/24/2006 4:18:32 PM PDT · by blam · 39 replies · 818+ views
    24 Hour Museum ^ | 8-23-2006 | Graham Spicer
    ARCHAEOLOGISTS DIG UP MORE ICE AGE REMAINS AT CRESWELL CRAGS By Graham Spicer 23/08/2006 Creswell Crags is a limestone gorge containing important evidence of Ice Age life. Photo Creswell Heritage Trust Archaeologists searching for clues about Ice Age artists have completed a major excavation in Nottinghamshire, unearthing more than 1,000 finds. A team from the University of Sheffield and The British Museum conducted the dig in Church Hole cave at Creswell Crags between August 7 and 18 2006, the site of the only British discovery of Ice Age rock art. The rock art discoveries, made in 2003 and 2004, are...
  • McCain: Resentment remains in 2000 race

    08/15/2006 2:35:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 928+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/15/06 | Mike Glover - ap
    GRINNELL, Iowa - Sen. John McCain (news, bio, voting record) said Tuesday there is "lingering resentment" among some Republicans because of his primary fight in 2000 with George W. Bush. Those feelings may complicate his decision whether to seek the presidential nomination for 2008, said McCain, R-Ariz. "If I run, and we'll decide that early next year, there's a lot of work to do," McCain said as he began a two-day visit to Iowa, which traditionally holds leadoff caucuses in January of presidential election years. "Here in Iowa there are parts of the party where there's still lingering resentment over...
  • Media Advisory: Remains of Fallen Soldier Returning Home

    08/11/2006 2:06:38 PM PDT · by Clive · 1 replies · 214+ views
    DND/Canadian Forces ^ | 2006-08-11 | (media advisory)
    Media Advisory Remains of Fallen Soldier Returning Home LFCA MA / SCFT AM 06-14 - August 11, 2006OTTAWA, Ont. — The remains of Master Cpl. Jeffrey Scott Walsh, a Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry soldier (based out of Shilo, Manitoba) serving with the 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group, is scheduled to return home to Canada Saturday.Where:  8 Wing Trenton, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ontario.When:  Saturday, August 12, 7:30 p.m.What:  Media are invited to view the arrival, though no interviews will be given.Present to pay their respects will be The Chief Defence Staff, General Rick Hillier and other...
  • Soldier Missing in Action From the Korean War is Identified

    08/10/2006 2:27:04 PM PDT · by Dubya · 7 replies · 450+ views
    DOD ^ | August 10, 2006 | DOD
    The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Korean War, have been identified and returned to his family for burial with full military honors. He is Cpl. Edward F. Blazejewski, U.S. Army, of Elizabeth, N.J. He is to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C. on Friday. Blazejewski was assigned to Medical Company, 8th Cavalry Regiment, when his unit came under heavy artillery attack by Chinese forces near Unsan, North Korea, on Nov. 1, 1950. During the attack, Cpl. Blazejewski and other soldiers killed...
  • Bill Would Allow Study Of Ancient Remains (Kennewick Man)

    08/10/2006 4:02:37 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 649+ views
    Seattlepi ^ | 8-10-2006 | Shannon Dininny
    Thursday, August 10, 2006 Bill would allow study of ancient remains By SHANNON DININNY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS YAKIMA -- A federal law governing protection of American Indian graves would be amended to allow scientific study of ancient remains discovered on federal lands if the remains have not been tied to a current tribe, under a bill proposed by Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash. The bill marks the latest step in a dispute sparked by the 1996 discovery of Kennewick Man, one of the oldest and most complete skeletons ever found in North America. Indian tribes and researchers battled over rights to...
  • U.S. Remains on Guard in Response to Terror Threat

    08/10/2006 3:57:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 243+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2006 – American officials are on guard in light of arrests made in Great Britain overnight in connection with a terror plot targeting trans-Atlantic commercial flights, senior Defense Department officials said today. British authorities’ discovery of the terror plot has led to a ripple effect around the world. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said his agency has raised the nation’s threat level to Severe, or Red, for commercial airline flights originating in the United Kingdom bound for the United States. This mirrors Great Britain’s precautions. “Consistent with these higher threat levels, the Transportation Security Administration is coordinating...
  • Missing WWII Marine is Identified

    08/08/2006 2:09:27 PM PDT · by Dubya · 24 replies · 1,259+ views
    DOD ^ | 8/8/06 | DOD
    The Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that a U.S. Marine missing in action from World War II has been identified and is being returned to his family for burial with full military honors. He is Sgt. John H. Branic, U.S. Marine Corps, of Madera, Pa. He is to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. Branic was a platoon leader for L Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division on Aug. 19, 1942, when a Japanese force overran his defensive position on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. During the attack, Branic was killed, but...
  • Recruit Quality Remains High, Defense Personnel Official Says

    07/12/2006 6:07:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 214+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 12, 2006 – The military has been able to fill its ranks without sacrificing quality, DoD's top personnel official told reporters yesterday. David S. C. Chu, undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, said all active-duty components met their recruiting goals in June for the 13th month in a row. He said the reserve components also did well, with all but the Navy Reserve making their recruiting goals. All told, DoD recruits about 300,000 servicemembers in all components each year. Chu called the fact that the department can fill the ranks of the volunteer force a testament to...
  • Archaeologists Discover Remains Of Phoenician City (800BC)

    07/12/2006 2:35:13 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 550+ views
    Typically Spanish ^ | 7-12-2006 | MP
    Archaeologists discover remains of Phoenician city By m.p. Wed, 12 Jul 2006, 21:36 The remains of an Archaic Era Phoenician city have been unearthed in Mezquitilla, Vélez Málaga. Archaeologists say it is the largest settlement from that period in Andalucía, and also one of the largest in the Mediterranean. The excavations have uncovered the remains of a block of houses, covering an area of 40 x 12 metres, although the whole city is said to have covered more than six hectares. Kitchen utensils and dishes have also been discovered intact. The site is what remains of the Phoenician city of...
  • U.S. asks to exhume remains of Iraqi girl - Mahmoudiya

    07/08/2006 4:39:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 902+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/8/06 | Ryan Lenz - ap
    TIKRIT, Iraq - U.S. investigators have asked Iraqi authorities to help them navigate cultural sensitivities to exhume the body of a teenager allegedly raped and murdered with her family by American soldiers, a military official said Saturday. U.S. Maj. Mark Wright said U.S. authorities are aware that Islamic tradition has strict rules governing exhumation and could require religious leaders to become involved in the investigation. "You want to be aware of these cultural issues while at the same time making sure that the accused receives proper justice," Wright, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq, told The Associated Press....
  • After 62 years, WWII airman's remains come home to California

    06/23/2006 11:46:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 585+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/23/06 | Lisa Leff - ap
    A Northern California family's decades-old war story acquired an emotional epilogue on Friday when partial remains of an Army airman who disappeared in the South Pacific more than six decades ago were buried with military honors. Second Lt. John Austin Widsteen was 22 years old on April 16, 1944, when he and 10 fellow airmen aboard the Royal Flush failed to return to their Papua New Guinea base from a bombing mission in what is now Indonesia. Widsteen's baby sister, now 77, was his closest surviving relative at the funeral, which also drew a pair of gray-haired cousins and several...
  • Japanese Researchers Discover Remains Of What Appears To Be 4,800-Year-Old Temple In Peru

    06/20/2006 3:13:48 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 718+ views
    Asahi ^ | 6-20-2006 | Asahi Shimbun
    Japanese researchers discover remains of what appears to be 4,800-year-old temple in Peru 06/20/2006 The Asahi Shimbun CHANCAY, Peru--Japanese researchers said they have discovered--with the unintended help of looters--what appears to be a temple ruins at least 4,800 years old that could be one of the oldest in the Americas. The temple is believed to have been built before or around 2600 BC when Peru's oldest known city, Caral, was created, the researchers said. The ruins were found in the ruins of Shicras located in the Chancay Valley about 100 kilometers north of Lima. The team started full-scale excavation work...
  • Defense Leaders: U.S. Remains Committed to Iraqi Government's Success

    06/14/2006 4:36:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 146+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 14, 2006 – President Bush's visit to Iraq and the historic joint meeting of the U.S. and Iraqi Cabinets yesterday represent an important sign of solid U.S. support for Iraq's new government, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said. "It's important that this government be supportive. The president wanted them to know we wanted to be supportive of them and that we wished them well," Rumsfeld told reporters on Capitol Hill yesterday following briefings with the Senate and House of Representatives on the day's events. Rumsfeld, Joint Chiefs Chairman Marine Gen. Peter Pace, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and Director...
  • Building near WTC entombs toxins, remains ('eyesore' presents problems, body parts no big deal)

    05/23/2006 8:34:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 983+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/23/06 | AMY WESTFELDT
    Building near WTC entombs toxins, remainsBy AMY WESTFELDT, Associated Press Writer 7 minutes ago AP Photo: In this Sept. 30, 2001, file photo NEW YORK - While debates rage about why more buildings have not gone up at the World Trade Center site, there is one, shrouded in a web of black netting and full of trade center dust, that can't seem to come down. The vacant 41-story former Deutsche Bank AG building looms above ground zero, contaminated with toxic waste and still holding tiny body parts more than four years after the trade center collapsed onto it on Sept....
  • Balad remains one busy airfield

    05/17/2006 5:45:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 374+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Senior Airman Brian Ferguson
    5/17/2006 - BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- Aircraft pack the flightline here and operations are non-stop and intense. C-130 Hercules, MQ-1 Predators, F-16 Fighting Falcons and HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters all call this busy base home. The men and women who support the aircraft say Balad has the busiest single-runway airfield in the Department of Defense. One look and anyone can see this is probably true. “The benefits of this forward operating airfield are immeasurable,” said Capt. Brian Chandler, 332nd Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron airfield operations flight commander. “Without this airfield, it would be much more difficult to be...