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  • Richard Kiel'Jaws' From James Bond Dies At 74

    09/10/2014 5:20:13 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 119 replies
    tmz ^ | september 10, 2014 | tmz staff
    Richard Kiel, who became famous for portraying the James Bond villain, Jaws ... died Wednesday afternoon at the age of 74 ... TMZ has learned. Kiel starred in dozens of movies over the span of 50 years ... though his Jaws character became his most iconic role after debuting in 1977's "The Spy Who Loved Me" alongside Roger Moore. He returned in "Moonraker" two years later.

    11/16/2012 6:41:44 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 123 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11-16-2012 | Jason Howerton
    ST. LUCIE COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD ORDERS RETABULATION OF ALL EARLY VOTES IN ALLEN WEST RACE Jason Howerton The St. Lucie County Canvassing Board has ordered the retabulation of all early votes in the highly contested congressional race between Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) and Democrat Patrick Murphy, according to Jeffrey Scott Shapiro, a volunteer lawyer for the West campaign. The board voted 2-1 in favor of recounting the votes. “This retabulation of all early votes as the Supervisor of Elections originally planned is a victory for democracy,” Shapiro told TheBlaze. “This restores some level of trust and public confidence in the...
  • Robert Conrad partially paralyzed

    05/07/2003 3:42:49 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 22 replies · 1,513+ views
    Foxnews | 5/07/2003 | none
    Just heard on Foxnews that actor Robert Conrad (Wild Wild West, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Will (G. Gordon Liddy story)) was scheduled to be arraigned on the 6th on felony drunk driving charges related to an auto accident where the other driver was severly injured. That arraignment has been postponed, according to his wife, because he is still partially paralyzed from the accident. He played G. Gordon Liddy in the TV Movie from his autobiography, and has apparently kept in touch. He also starred in one of my favorite TV shows from my childhood, Wild Wild West. I loved his...
  • Shootout at West Toledo bar spurs fears of criminal bravado (must see video)

    10/11/2009 11:42:30 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 81 replies · 3,453+ views
    Toledo Blade ^ | 10/11/09 | JC REINDL
    A late-night disagreement between two men in a bar becomes a stare-down. One side throws fists, and a brief brawl breaks out. Customers scatter. Tables are overturned. Friends on the sidelines straighten their postures and walk tough. Others grab their coats and head for the door. Some physical commotion is not uncommon at evening establishments where alcohol is served. But it's what happened next on Thursday evening inside the Route 66 Kitchen in West Toledo that has unsettled some Toledoans. With surveillance cameras rolling, several figures pulled out handguns and engaged in a shootout that raged inside and outside the...
  • Gazing at America, the French Still See a Wild Frontier

    09/30/2008 9:40:21 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies · 757+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 30, 2008 | STEVEN ERLANGER
    PARIS — The French have always found American elections amusing, in a horror movie sort of way. They grumpily regard the American president as in some unfortunate sense also their own, but they see the campaign through their own cultural lens.They value sophistication above almost anything, and so they regard their own hyperactive president, Nicolas Sarkozy, with his messy romantic life and model-singer wife, as “Sarko the American.”But this year has been difficult for the French. Mr. Sarkozy has generally supported American foreign policy and has praised the United States’ openness and entrepreneurial verve. And the sudden emergence of Senator...
  • Bison roaming near Lake Nacimiento

    04/06/2006 1:32:05 PM PDT · by Amerigomag · 11 replies · 564+ views
    The Tribune ^ | 03-06-06 | Monika Tjia
    More than 60 bison are roaming about 10,000 acres in the Bryson Hesperia area on the southern edge of Monterey County, after breaking loose from a truck last week. Members of the Chumash Indian tribe were transporting the bison from South Dakota to a wilderness preserve on Bryson Hesperia Road northwest of Lake Nacimiento. The truck they were traveling in got stuck in the mud. After trying to lighten the truck by letting some bison off, the entire herd let loose. So far, six have been corralled and at least two shot, said Maiwo Agdeppa, who was helping transport the...
  • Attention, All "The Wild, Wild West" Fans...! (DVD Box Set Release Finally Formally Announced!)

    01/28/2006 1:24:16 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 8 replies · 419+ views ^ | 01/27/2006 | David Lambert
    June 6th. 7-Disc set. YEAH!!! :)
  • Never, Ever Leave home without It.

    08/21/2005 6:02:36 AM PDT · by CholeraJoe · 603 replies · 14,353+ views
    Real Life | 8/21/2005 | CholeraJoe
    "Never, ever leave home without it." No, not your American Express card, your sidearm.This morning, I woke up about 4:15 and was hungry, so I decided to drive to the local 24-hour beanery. The only other customers were a table of 10, intoxicated 20-somethings making alot of noise.There were 7 muscular young men and three loud-mouthed young women. After listening to their raucous laughter for 10 minutes, I politely asked the waitress to ask them to hold down the noise. All I wanted to do was eat my breakfast in relative peace.Her request for quiet lasted about 45 seconds, then...
  • Conrad Sentenced to House Arrest

    11/25/2004 5:39:50 AM PST · by bd476 · 45 replies · 7,125+ views
    Yahoo Entertainment - E! Online ^ | Wed Nov 24, 3:00 PM ET | By Marcus Errico
    By Marcus Errico "Former Wild Wild West star Robert Conrad will pay a price for his wild, wild ride." "The aging action hero has been sentenced to six months of house arrest, five year's probation and alcohol counseling for a 2003 DUI accident. Conrad, 69, was piloting his Jaguar through California's Sierra foothills near his rural home in Calaveras County, 100 miles southeast of Sacramento, when he lost control of his car, swerved across the double-yellow line of Highway 4 and slammed head on into a Subaru. The car's driver, Kevin Burnett, was hospitalized with a broken wrist and leg....
  • Lawyer: No court martial for Lt. Col. West

    12/11/2003 12:10:59 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 7 replies · 156+ views ^ | Thursday, December 11, 2003 | Art Moore
    OPERATION: IRAQI FREEDOMLawyer: No court martial for Lt. Col. WestOfficer who used shock tactics to save lives faces non-judicial penalty Posted: December 10, 200311:53 a.m. Eastern By Art Moore© 2003 An officer in Iraq who used shock interrogation tactics to thwart an impending attack on American soldiers will not face a court martial, according to his lawyer. Lt. Col. Allen B. West will accept Article 15 non-judicial punishment from the commanding general of the 4th Infantry Division at a hearing Friday in Tikrit, Iraq, said Neal A. Puckett, a retired Marine officer. Lt. Col. Allen B. West in undated family...
  • Officer avoids court-martial (Lt. Col. Allen B. West )

    12/12/2003 10:31:51 PM PST · by kattracks · 11 replies · 151+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/13/03 | Rowan Scarborough
    <p>Lt. Col. Allen B. West was fined $5,000 by his commanding officer yesterday, closing a case in which the Army charged him with assault for firing his gun to frighten an Iraqi detainee into disclosing a planned ambush.</p> <p>Neal Puckett, Col. West's civilian attorney, said the officer plans to return to Fort Hood, Texas, where he expects to be granted a full-benefits retirement this spring after a 20-year Army career.</p>
  • Lt. Col. West docked 2 month's pay

    12/12/2003 1:22:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 208 replies · 345+ views
    WND ^ | December 12, 2003 | Art Moore
    An officer in Iraq who used shock interrogation tactics to thwart an impending attack on American soldiers was punished with forfeiture of two month's pay, according to his lawyer. Previously faced with the possibility of a court martial, Lt. Col. Allen B. West accepted Article 15 non-judicial punishment from the commanding general of the 4th Infantry Division at a hearing today in Tikrit, Iraq, said Neal A. Puckett, a retired Marine officer. Puckett said the loss of pay amounts to $5,000. "I'm pleased that it's over with," West told WorldNetDaily by telephone from San Antonio, Texas. "But I thought that...
  • Fox5 Atlanta says Col West won't be prosecuted

    12/09/2003 7:04:47 PM PST · by mikegi · 198 replies · 788+ views
    Fox5 Atlanta ^ | Dec 9, 2003 | Fox5 Atlanta
    Fox5 Atlanta says that Col. West will only receive a written reprimand and won't be prosecuted.
  • Army officer's case sparks fierce debate

    12/01/2003 10:11:50 AM PST · by GrandmaPatriot · 27 replies · 182+ views
    Honolulu Advertiser ^ | December 1, 2003 | Vernon Loeb
    WASHINGTON — Despite criticism from leading Republicans on Capitol Hill, senior Army leaders are defending the filing of criminal charges against a battalion commander in Iraq who fired his pistol near the head of an Iraqi detainee in an attempt to frighten him into divulging information about a planned ambush against U.S. forces. A soldier of the 4th Infantry Division searched a detained man, left, as other blindfolded detainees waited during a May raid against Baath Party loyalists in Tikrit, Iraq, Saddam Hussein's hometown. A battalion commander from the 4th Infantry has been accused of abusing an Iraqi detainee. The...
  • GOP Defends Army Officer

    12/01/2003 5:40:49 AM PST · by GigaDittos · 140 replies · 234+ views ^ | Monday, Dec. 1, 2003 | Jon E. Dougherty
    Republican lawmakers are standing behind a lieutenant colonel who has been threatened by the Army with early retirement or criminal prosecution for his use of an unconventional interrogation technique. In a letter to acting Army Secretary Les Brownlee, Reps. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., and John H. McHugh, R-N.Y., said they were "highly disturbed" the Pentagon was considering leveling criminal charges against Army Lt. Col. Allan West, Copley News Service reported. The Army is considering charging West, an artillery unit commander, with aggravated assault, under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, for his dramatic interrogation technique against an Iraqi policeman suspected of...
  • House Demands Report from Army on LTC West Investigation

    11/21/2003 3:59:24 PM PST · by O6ret · 307 replies · 275+ views
    HASC Press Release | 21 Nov 03
    PRESS RELEASE U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services Duncan Hunter (R-CA), Chairman FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 21, 2003 HOUSE ARMED SERVICES LEADERS DEMAND INFORMATION CONCERNING LT. COLONEL WEST Actions to Save Soldiers Were Proper Based on Available Information WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Reps. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) and John M. McHugh (R-NY)are calling on U.S. Army leadership to immediately provide a report on the investigation of Lt. Col. Allen West. West is charged with improperly interrogating an Iraqi prisoner. Based on the information currently available to them, Hunter and McHugh believe that West's actions may well have been necessary...
  • Congress members back Lt. Col. West: Heads of armed services panels appeal to Army secretary

    11/26/2003 1:01:39 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 24 replies · 169+ views ^ | Wednesday, November 26, 2003
    OPERATION: IRAQI FREEDOMCongress members back Lt. Col. WestHeads of armed services panels appeal to Army secretary Posted: November 26, 20031:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is appealing to the acting secretary of the Army to intervene on behalf of an officer in Iraq facing a possible court martial because of shock interrogation tactics used to thwart an impending attack on American soldiers. In a letter, Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., and a senior member of his committee, Rep. John H. McHugh, R-Pa., said they were "highly disturbed" the Army was considering criminal action against Lt....
  • Lt. Col. West

    11/26/2003 6:22:05 AM PST · by kbalo · 1 replies · 178+ views
    myself | kerri balo
    <p>I felt it necessary to write this after a conversation with my father who is retired military. He explained to me that this Col. West was facing a court martial in regards to an incident in which he fired a weapon near an Iraq soldiers head. And that it was likely he would lose his pension after years of service to our great nation.</p>
  • Members Of Congress, Web Sites Back Officer Who Faces Punishment In Iraq Interrogation Case (West)

    11/28/2003 9:06:34 AM PST · by Ispy4u · 23 replies · 259+ views
    European Stars and Stripes via Early Bird ^ | November 28, 2003 | Lisa Burgess
    ARLINGTON, Va. — The Army’s investigation of an officer accused of crossing the line in an attempt to get information from an Iraqi detainee is generating a grass-roots protest among some Americans who say the safety of troops trumps any temporary violation of interrogation rules. Army Lt. Col. Allen B. West, who is assigned to the 4th Infantry Division’s 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment, in Tikrit, Iraq, stands accused of actions that occurred Aug. 20, at a detainee holding site in Taji, Iraq. Some members of Congress, meanwhile, are asking whether those rules may not be too strict in...
  • Senators Question Case Against Officer Accused of Abusing Iraq Detainee (Viva James Inhofe)

    11/19/2003 1:15:32 PM PST · by Lance Romance · 39 replies · 317+ views
    AP Breaking ^ | Nov 19, 2003 | Associated Press
    Senators Question Case Against Officer Accused of Abusing Iraq Detainee The Associated PressPublished: Nov 19, 2003 WASHINGTON (AP) - A Republican senator said Wednesday that a U.S. lieutenant colonel accused of mistreating an Iraqi detainee probably was more worthy of commendation than punishment. Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma said Lt. Col. Allen B. West was trying to protect his soldiers. "I think the message if we were to end up punishing someone for doing what it took to protect the soldiers entrusted to his command, it would be the wrong signal," Inhofe said at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing...