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  • FBI dig at rumored site of fabled Civil War treasure comes up short

    03/20/2018 3:09:35 AM PDT · by BBell · 31 replies ^ | 3/20/18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    The FBI came out empty handed at the remote Pennsylvania site where Civil War-era gold treasure is rumored to be buried, officials said Monday. Dozens of FBI agents, Pennsylvania state officials and members of a treasure-hunting group dug in a rural site where local lore has it that a Civil War-era gold shipment bound for a U.S. Mint in Philadelphia was either lost or hidden around the time of the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. President Abraham Lincoln reportedly ordered the shipment to pay Union Army soldiers, according to a local treasure-hunting group called Finders Keepers.The FBI said it conducted...
  • Has $55MILLION of gold lost during the Battle of Gettysburg finally been discovered? [tr]

    03/17/2018 5:25:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 17, 2018 | Minyvonne Burke
    Has $55million worth of lost gold from the Civil War era been found in central Pennsylvania? That's what locals seem to believe after FBI agents, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and treasure hunters Dennis and Kem Parada were seen digging around a remote area in Benezette Township, called Dents Run. Dennis and his son Kem, the owners of the treasure hunting organization Finders Keepers, have claimed for years that 52 gold bars were buried under a fire pit at Dents Run more than 150 years ago during the Battle of Gettysburg.
  • Has lost Civil War gold bound for Philly been found?

    03/16/2018 5:54:42 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 20 replies ^ | March 16, 2018 | Jason Nark
    When Sgt. Jim Connors tipped back a few too many, he’d talk about the legend of lost Civil War gold, and boast about its whereabouts deep in the hills of Western Pennsylvania. Connors, according to a 1978 United Press International article in the Pittsburgh Press, was part of a special Union detachment tasked with transporting 26 gold bars, each weighing 50 pounds, from West Virginia to the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia in the summer of 1863.According to one version of the story, Connors staggered into Lock Haven, in north-central Pennsylvania, as the lone survivor of an ambush. The gold was...
  • Legend says a load of Union gold went missing during the Civil War. Did the FBI just find it?

    03/18/2018 1:25:48 PM PDT · by BBell · 35 replies ^ | 3/17/18 | Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    As a 155-year-old legend goes, a Union Army wagon train left Wheeling, W.Va., before the Battle of Gettysburg, carrying two tons of gold, but never completed its 400-mile mission. The gold was supposed to be used to pay Union soldiers. But it first had to make it to the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia, according to the Associated Press. It never did. The wagon train traveled northeast and was last spotted in St. Marys, Pa. Searchers found the wagons and the bodies of dead soldiers — and the gold was gone. But maybe not forever. On Friday, dozens of FBI agents,...
  • Outcry at Providence Church Over Firing of Gay Music Director

    09/27/2016 7:48:47 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    Providence Journal ^ | 9/25/16 | Jacqueline Tempera
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Rev. Francesco Francese kept his Sunday homily at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church on Broadway short as he encouraged worshipers to “be gentle” with people who stray from the path of God. “It’s our Christian duty to, if we can, to make up for mistakes, and try to help those who are also victims in one way or another,” said Father Francese. “God wants us to give others their due, to never be unjust to them.” As he closed his Bible the sanctuary fell silent. The rousing blend of voices, piano harmonies, and bongo drums associated...
  • Death records for 796 children at Tuam home published in full

    06/17/2014 4:24:37 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 175 replies
    Irish Central ^ | 6/17/2014 | Sheila Langan
    The names, ages, and causes of death of all 796 children who died at St. Mary's Home ... in Tuam, Co. Galway from 1925 to 1960 have been published in full, below. The list is long, and reading it is a horrifying heartbreaking experience - though nowhere near as horrifying as the short lives of the children who died, or as heartbreaking as the sheer number of lost little lives. When she began her research, Catherine Corless ... the local historian who set out to uncover the truth about the bones buried at the site of the former Mother and...
  • Saint Mary's Church in Seattle deserves better than Tricia Wittmann-Todd

    04/30/2012 7:53:30 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 8 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 30, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Tricia Wittmann-Todd, the "pastoral life coordinator" who refused to circulate petitions in support of Referendum 74, the ballot measure to roll back Washington's same-sex "marriage" law, even though Archbishop J. Peter Sartain asked parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Seattle to do so, is at it again. This time, in her weekly message to parishioners of St. Mary's Church in Seattle, Tricia is commenting on the sixth and seventh chapter of Acts to imply that same-sex unions are called for because of the demands of "justice." She writes, "This story is a good reminder that ours is a very long and...
  • Teacher Takes Class To Occupy Denver Rally

    11/14/2011 12:33:38 PM PST · by RandallFlagg · 11 replies ^ | 10:55 am MST November 14, 2011 | Deb Stanley
    DENVER -- A teacher who took her students to see Occupy Denver said she brought her class to see what was happening. "We came to observe," said teacher Celia Bard when questioned by a blogger in a video posted on YouTube.
  • Notre Dame silent on teen's death

    11/22/2010 8:39:44 PM PST · by mlizzy · 39 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11-21-10 | Stacy St. Clair and Todd Lighty
    A 19-year-old Northbrook woman died of an apparent suicide nine days after telling University of Notre Dame police that she had been sexually attacked by a football player in a dorm room, the Tribune has learned. Elizabeth "Lizzy" Seeberg, a freshman at neighboring St. Mary's College who had battled depression, apparently overdosed on prescription medication in her own room during the third week of classes in September. The player, meanwhile, has remained on the field. More than two months later, Notre Dame refuses to publicly acknowledge the case, and what actions university officials have taken to investigate her allegation remain...
  • Saint Mary's punishes professor for choosing racist song

    04/26/2010 9:01:53 PM PDT · by SmithL · 28 replies · 1,176+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 4/26/10 | Matt Krupnick
    MORAGA — Saint Mary's College has punished a singing instructor, who is the brother of a college trustee, for his choice to use a song that uses racist terms in a voice class last month. College leaders said Monday the incident called into question Louis Lebherz's future at the school. The musician already has been forced to apologize to the class and to complete diversity training, said Beth Dobkin, the college's provost. Lebherz, an artist in residence at Saint Mary's, had been asked to teach classes this year, Dobkin said. His choice to use the original version of the show...
  • An Open Message to the Students of St Mary’s College Moraga Ca.

    01/30/2009 9:18:03 AM PST · by locke22 · 2 replies · 423+ views
    Old Glory Radio ^ | 30 Jan 09 | Old Glory Radio
    As a result of attending the recent Bill Ayers indrocination lecture forced on your campus I had a chance to talk to many of you complaining of open harassment by the professors and staff of the college to force you to think and act like a liberal under threat.
  • Large Crowd Protests Ayers' Appearance At St. Mary's College Campus

    01/29/2009 2:28:22 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 64 replies · 2,500+ views
    PipeLineNews ^ | Jan 28, 2009
    January 28, 2009 - San Francisco, CA - - St. Mary's College in Moraga CA received a black eye this evening as a large and angry crowd of protesters turned out to provide counterpoint to the Ayers' presence. The event was organized by the Simple Justice not Social Justice Coalition' an ad hoc organization comprised of many partners, that came together in response to Ayers. Since the public became aware of the controversial founder of the Weather Underground's scheduled speech, college officials have stubbornly maintained that he was nothing more than a respected professor of education and a proponent...
  • Ecumenical Meeting In The Crypt Of St. Mary's Cathedral In Sydney

    07/19/2008 12:39:59 PM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 47+ views
    EWTN ^ | July 18, 2008 | Pope Benedict XVI
    On Friday 18 July 2008 the Holy Father met with representatives of the Christian churches and ecclesial communions present in Australia and gave the following address. Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,I give heartfelt thanks to God for this opportunity to meet and pray with all of you who have come here representing various Christian communities in Australia. Grateful for Bishop Forsyth’s and Cardinal Pell’s words of welcome, I joyfully greet you in the name of the Lord Jesus, the "cornerstone" of the "household of God" (Eph 2:19-20). I would like to offer a particular greeting to Cardinal Edward Cassidy,...
  • Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel, Loretto, PA

    02/11/2006 4:05:11 PM PST · by Teófilo · 1 replies · 275+ views
    Final resting place of the Servant of God, Demetrius Agustine Gallitzin. Folks, today I was driving around the area and stopped in Loretto, PA, at the Franciscan Mission Store, a great Catholic bookstore and on my way out, decided to take this picture of the exterior of the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel. I want to share that image with you, along with some interesting facts. (Click on the first two pictures to make them larger) "St. Michael" was the name Father Gallitzin gave his parish church in honor of St. Michael the Archangel, and in remembrance of Michael...
  • Phony donor duped St. Mary's in big scam

    10/18/2004 3:15:54 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 9 replies · 645+ views
    SF Gate ^ | October 16, 2004 | Carrie Sturrock
    St. Mary's College was duped into believing it would receive a historic $121 million pledge in an elaborate scheme replete with forged documents and fake identities that led the college to build a science building before any money materialized, according to a report the college released Friday. The scandal began in 1997 when a few St. Mary's officials were introduced to the man who promised the money, Conrad Colbrandt, through a trusted and generous benefactor whose reputation gave Colbrandt instant credibility. The report, by former U.S. Attorney Neal Stephens, plainly states college officials could have averted the disaster had they...
  • Laredoan Writing About Latina Politicians

    01/12/2004 10:49:38 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 283+ views
    Laredo, TX, Morning Times ^ | 01-12-03 | Cortez, Tricia
    Laredoan writing about Latina politicians By Tricia Cortez Times staff writer St. Mary’s University professor Sonia Garcia, a Laredo native, is leading a groundbreaking project to write the first book that will document the lives and contributions of the first Mexican-American female political office holders in Texas. After toying with the idea for five years, Garcia and four other Latina Ph.D’s in political science have teamed up to write “Politicas: Latina Trailblazers in the Texas Political Arena.” These five professors are the only Latinas with doctorate degrees in political science in Texas. Their book will be published by University of...
  • Scandal shadows St. Mary’s

    06/14/2003 11:38:57 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 4 replies · 400+ views
    East Valley Tribune ^ | Saturday, June 14, 2003 | Jennifer Ryan
    News Update TAKES STAND: Robert Clements, pastor at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chandler where four former priests accused of sexual abuse served at various times, calls their assignments there an "injustice". Toru Kawana Tribune Scandal shadows St. Mary’s By Jennifer Ryan, Tribune The history of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chandler is rich and painful. Since 1968, about 26 priests have ministered to this parish in a booming city that has been transformed from a rural farming community. Four of those priests have been accused of sexual conduct with minors. One was convicted and served time in jail....
  • Dr. John Lott to speak on campus.

    04/11/2003 9:55:07 PM PDT · by theRainmaker · 7 replies · 3,825+ views
    Students for the Second Amendment's Heritage of Freedom Speaker Series Presents, Dr. John R. Lott Jr. Bestselling Author and Researcher 6:30 PM Tuesday, April 15th Room 101 Moody Life Sciences Bldg. St. Mary's University One Camino Santa Maria San Antonio, Texas 78228 Dr. John R. Lott Jr. will speak on the campus of St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas. The event will begin promptly at 6:30PM, and take place in Moody Life Science Building, Room 101. This event is free and open to the general public, and all are ecouraged to attend. Copies of Dr. Lott's books; More Guns,...
  • International team Teaches Kids to Uphold Diversity (Catholic Kumbya Alert)

    12/17/2002 9:39:05 PM PST · by Coleus · 16 replies · 1,958+ views
    International team teaches kids to uphold diversity Tuesday, December 17, 2002 By CHARLES AUSTIN Staff Writer The Embracing Cultures Project presenting its multimedia message to young people Sunday at St. Mary\\\'s Church in Pompton Lakes. (CARMINE GALASSO/THE RECORD) POMPTON LAKES The vivacious young woman told a rapt audience of grade-schoolers how she carries seven pieces of shrapnel in her legs - fragments of a bomb that exploded near her home in Sarajevo when she was 12 years old. But for Nadja Halilbegovich, it's not what she carries in her legs, but what she carries in her heart that enables her...