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Body Found Hanging Outside VFW Post in Kentucky (just hours after flag burning)
Ap via Yahoo News ^ | 3/22/06

Posted on 03/22/2006 2:43:28 PM PST by Libloather

Body Found Hanging Outside VFW Post in Ky.
2 hours, 17 minutes ago

WINCHESTER, Ky. - A man apparently hanged himself outside a Veterans of Foreign Wars post early Wednesday morning, just hours after someone burned an American flag in the same place, Winchester police said.

Detective James Hall said foul play was not suspected.

Hall said the dead man was found by a passer-by about 1 a.m., about two hours after the flag was burned. He was dressed in civilian clothes and found hanging by the flagpole rope, Hall said.

The man had not been identified Wednesday afternoon. Clark County Coroner David Jacobs said he appeared to be in his late 20s or early 30s but was not carrying identification.

The body was sent to the state medical examiner's office in Frankfort for an autopsy.

Winchester, a city of about 16,000 residents, is about 20 miles east of Lexington.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: body; burning; flag; found; hangaround; hanging; kentucky; outside; post; vfw
He's gonna miss that Sheehan movie...
1 posted on 03/22/2006 2:43:32 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Hummm. A suicide huh. Kind of like a Vince Foster suicide? I'm sure the flag burning and the hanging have NOTHING in common.


2 posted on 03/22/2006 2:46:46 PM PST by MaDeuce (Do it to them, before they do it to you! (MaDuce = M2HB .50 BMG))
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To: Libloather
He's gonna miss that Sheehan movie...

Maybe not. There's still time for Hollywierd to make up a backstory and give him a starring role.
3 posted on 03/22/2006 2:47:10 PM PST by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: Libloather
He's gonna miss that Sheehan movie...

She is making a movie??

4 posted on 03/22/2006 2:47:15 PM PST by cardinal4 (David Gregory-the John Kerry of the Media Elite)
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To: Libloather

this is outrageous


5 posted on 03/22/2006 2:47:39 PM PST by wordoffaith
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To: cardinal4
She is making a movie??

No, they’re making a movie about her, starring Ed Begley Jr. and Mr. T.


6 posted on 03/22/2006 2:49:02 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Libloather

Assuming this is the same lefty clown who burned the flag, dare we hope that the Bush haters have become so crazed and lunatic that they've now turned into a suicide cult and are going to start offing themselves?? Could life possibly get that good????


7 posted on 03/22/2006 2:51:25 PM PST by MikeA (Remember: In the 2008 elections we won't beat a superstar with a dimbulb)
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To: dead
LOL!
Piddy da full
8 posted on 03/22/2006 2:52:20 PM PST by Jaysun (The plain truth is that I am not a fair man, and don't want to hear both sides.)
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To: MikeA

As long as they are only killing themselves and don't start taking pages out of the islamoterrorist suicide books.


9 posted on 03/22/2006 2:52:51 PM PST by TXBubba ( Democrats: If they don't abort you then they will tax you to death.)
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To: Libloather
The VFW will ceremoniously burn flags that are old and worn out. It is the proper and acceptable way to dispose of such flags.
10 posted on 03/22/2006 2:53:29 PM PST by msnimje (SAMMY for SANDY --- THAT IS WHAT I CALL A GOOD TRADE!!!)
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To: Libloather
The mother-ship willed him to do so... lol... if they keep this up there will be none of them left, hopefully they are like lemmings...
11 posted on 03/22/2006 2:54:04 PM PST by MD_Willington_1976
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To: msnimje

Read the article again..


12 posted on 03/22/2006 2:54:29 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: dead

That's funny! I actually had to look hard though, to see that her ugly mug had been replaced by Ed Begley Jr's face.


13 posted on 03/22/2006 2:55:09 PM PST by SIDENET (Gonna shake it, gonna break it, let's forget it better still)
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To: dead

Whoa! Has anyone ever seen the two in the same room?


14 posted on 03/22/2006 2:55:33 PM PST by cardinal4 (David Gregory-the John Kerry of the Media Elite)
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To: Libloather

Did his hands smell like lighter fluid and smoke?


15 posted on 03/22/2006 2:56:15 PM PST by Spiff ("They start yelling, 'Murderer!' 'Traitor!' They call me by name." - Gael Murphy, Code Pink leader)
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To: SIDENET; dead
I actually had to look hard though, to see that her ugly mug had been replaced by Ed Begley Jr's face.

It has???

16 posted on 03/22/2006 2:57:48 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: msnimje

They should burn hippies, too.

If nothing else, for sanitation reasons.


17 posted on 03/22/2006 2:58:29 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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To: MikeA
Assuming this is the same lefty clown who burned the flag, dare we hope that the Bush haters have become so crazed and lunatic that they've now turned into a suicide cult and are going to start offing themselves?? Could life possibly get that good????

It's possible. They've pushed insanity to its outer limits, suicide is the only place left to go.

Total meltdown is just around the corner. Cleaning all of those jumper's bodies off the streets and sidewalks is going to be a real pain in the ass.
18 posted on 03/22/2006 2:59:10 PM PST by Jaysun (The plain truth is that I am not a fair man, and don't want to hear both sides.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

It does not state who burned the flag or for what purpose.


19 posted on 03/22/2006 2:59:35 PM PST by msnimje (SAMMY for SANDY --- THAT IS WHAT I CALL A GOOD TRADE!!!)
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To: TXBubba

DU dims only hang themselves when a GLBT or Cuban flag is burned.


20 posted on 03/22/2006 3:00:04 PM PST by Rakkasan1 (Muslims pray to Allah, Allah prays to Chuck Norris.)
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To: Libloather

Poorly written article


21 posted on 03/22/2006 3:01:43 PM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: Jaysun

"Cleaning all of those jumper's bodies off the streets and sidewalks is going to be a real pain in the ass."

It will be messy, but enimas usually are. Anyway, knowing that the end result will mean a better America because of fewer DemoFoamers, the clean up effort will become instead a labor of love for us all. We just have to hope we're not passing by when one of the loons decides to take a swan dive off a building.


22 posted on 03/22/2006 3:03:55 PM PST by MikeA (Remember: In the 2008 elections we won't beat a superstar with a dimbulb)
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To: msnimje

No...it doesn't.

I read it as outside the front door(-ish) of the building. That does NOT seem respectful in my NEVER so humble opinion.

:)


23 posted on 03/22/2006 3:04:46 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: Libloather

Have you heard the one about the plastic surgeon who
hung himself? And, if so, how many times and how
many years ago?


24 posted on 03/22/2006 3:06:12 PM PST by davisfh
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To: Brad's Gramma

Right, but this is an AP article so nothing can be assumed (or even believed).


25 posted on 03/22/2006 3:08:39 PM PST by msnimje (SAMMY for SANDY --- THAT IS WHAT I CALL A GOOD TRADE!!!)
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To: Petronski

Didn't you notice that she looked a little better than usual?


26 posted on 03/22/2006 3:09:11 PM PST by magslinger (Pray for your enemies, It's like taking a B52 to a gun fight.)
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To: MikeA

Haha.. you owe me a keyboard! Great description. Thanks for the chuckle!


27 posted on 03/22/2006 3:12:18 PM PST by Uddercha0s
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To: Uddercha0s

My pleasure and sorry about the keyboard. Just put it on my tab.


28 posted on 03/22/2006 3:19:05 PM PST by MikeA (Remember: In the 2008 elections we won't beat a superstar with a dimbulb)
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To: Libloather
Attorney General's Warning:
Flag burning may be hazardous to your health.

29 posted on 03/22/2006 3:23:48 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: msnimje

It does, however, state that "a flag" was burned, and that the flag was burned at 11:00 pm, thus making it very unlikely that it was a ceremonious disposal of a worn flag.


30 posted on 03/22/2006 3:24:08 PM PST by webheart
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To: dead

ROTFLMAO!!!!

I couldn't place what man she reminded me of--you did it! Ed Begley Jr.


31 posted on 03/22/2006 3:30:39 PM PST by GWfan
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To: webheart

One can dream and hope, that the flag burner was caught and hung at the scene of his crime....

Semper Fi


32 posted on 03/22/2006 3:30:59 PM PST by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: dead

...she does kinda look like him.........


33 posted on 03/22/2006 3:37:05 PM PST by He Rides A White Horse (unite)
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To: dead

Mr. T as Cindy Sheehan? I can see the resemblence actually,,,,,(sorry T)


34 posted on 03/22/2006 3:53:13 PM PST by austinaero
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To: Petronski

I didn't catch it either...sorry Ed.


35 posted on 03/22/2006 3:54:12 PM PST by austinaero
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To: Spiff

"Did his hands smell like lighter fluid and smoke?"

No, stars and stripes.


36 posted on 03/22/2006 3:59:03 PM PST by lawdude (2006 Republican bumper sticker : Vote Republican: We are NOT democrats!)
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To: cyborg

37 posted on 03/22/2006 3:59:22 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Libloather

Promote that detective. I agree it was clearly suicide.

Only a suicidal man would burn the VFWs flag.

Here's hoping nobody saw nothing.


38 posted on 03/22/2006 4:06:12 PM PST by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: dead
I hear Droopy Dog is going to play her.


39 posted on 03/22/2006 4:14:23 PM PST by flying Elvis
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To: msnimje
http://www.winchestersun.com/articles/2006/03/22/local_news/news02.txt

Winchester police are investigating an apparent suicide that occurred at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post at 116 Sterling St. this morning.

Police say an unidentified white male in his 30s was discovered hanging from the flag pole at the VFW post at approximately 1 a.m.

The first officer who arrived on the scene cut down the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner David Jacobs.

At 11:08 p.m. Tuesday, police and the Winchester Fire Department had responded to the same location, where an American flag had been lowered and set on fire. Detective James Hall says he suspects that the same person set fire to the flag and later hanged himself on the flag pole.

Foul play is not suspected, according to Hall.

Hall says the man was 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-8 and weighed between 140-160 pounds.

Police say the man was not carrying identification. They are asking anyone who might know the man's identity to contact the Winchester Police Department at 745-7403.
40 posted on 03/22/2006 4:20:58 PM PST by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

See #40. If that doesn't convince em nothing will.


41 posted on 03/22/2006 4:22:40 PM PST by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: Libloather

"I think I'll go hang around outside the VFW"


42 posted on 03/22/2006 4:47:57 PM PST by Oztrich Boy ("Have a beer" - (Offer not valid in Canada)
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To: dead

Best of Show!


43 posted on 03/22/2006 4:53:11 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (Di'ver'si'ty (adj.): A compound word derived from the root words: division; perversion; adversity.)
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To: festus

Hey; it worked for Vince Foster, didn't it?

In any case; I shall not mourn the passing of a Traitor.

Nor would I particularly grieve a similar attack of terminal depression in the case of a few communist / seditious tenured college professors we might know.

Despising the very Country that one lives in, is protected by, and draws their sustenance from must eventually take it's toll on the psyche, don't you suppose?


44 posted on 03/22/2006 6:32:31 PM PST by Uncle Jaque (Club Freedom; Dues: Vigilance.)
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Man found hanged at VFW

Wednesday, March 22, 2006 12:30 PM EST
 

Winchester police are investigating an apparent suicide that occurred at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post at 116 Sterling St. this morning.

Police say an unidentified white male in his 30s was discovered hanging from the flag pole at the VFW post at approximately 1 a.m.

The first officer who arrived on the scene cut down the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner David Jacobs.

At 11:08 p.m. Tuesday, police and the Winchester Fire Department had responded to the same location, where an American flag had been lowered and set on fire. Detective James Hall says he suspects that the same person set fire to the flag and later hanged himself on the flag pole.

Foul play is not suspected, according to Hall.

Hall says the man was 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-8 and weighed between 140-160 pounds.

Police say the man was not carrying identification. They are asking anyone who might know the man's identity to contact the Winchester Police Department at 745-7403.

 

Source


45 posted on 03/22/2006 6:37:56 PM PST by csvset
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To: msnimje
Hanged man identified; he lived in Lancaster
POLICE THINK HE BURNED VFW FLAG
By Greg Kocher
CENTRAL KENTUCKY BUREAU

Winchester police have identified the man found hanged Wednesday at the base of a VFW post flagpole as Bobby Hall Jr., 35, of Lancaster.

Hall worked for a Winchester construction company, Winchester police Detective Harold Jones said yesterday. Hall's body was found at the base of the VFW Post 2728 flagpole early Wednesday, a couple of hours after the post's American flag had been burned.

Police think Hall burned the flag. They found burn marks on his clothing and ashes on his hands.

It was not known whether Hall, who was single, had a military background. Police said they had no indication that he was making a statement about the military. Police had not received an autopsy report, but they said that the manner in which the body was found indicated strangulation was the most likely cause of death, said Winchester police Capt. Harvey Craycraft.

Hall had no identification when police found his body. They identified him by showing his photo to residents of the Thoroughbred Efficiency Apartments, next door to the post.

A resident said the man pictured looked like Hall, who had once lived there. Through the manager, they found Hall's employer, and then his sister in Lancaster.

Meanwhile, police were continuing to investigate the death of a second man whose body was found in a Thoroughbred apartment Wednesday afternoon.

They said the man was 52 years old, but they were not releasing his identity, pending notification of next of kin. Jones said police don't suspect foul play, but they have not ruled out a link to the other death.

"We're not going to discount any theory or hypothesis at this time," Jones said. "We're going to take our time with it and make sure that we don't leave any stone unturned."

"Given the proximity of the location, that's an unusual thing to happen within that time period," he said. "Two deceased bodies within that close a proximity. That's unusual and rare, so automatically that gives you a possibility that they might know each other or something. So we're talking to everybody we can talk to."

http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/mld/kentucky/news/14174243.htm?source=rss&channel=kentucky_news

46 posted on 03/24/2006 2:57:03 PM PST by Libloather (You say Dubai, and I say hello...)
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