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Missing anchor was actually reclaimed by US Navy
AP via SFGate ^ | 5/20/8 | EMILY FREDRIX, Associated Press Writer

Posted on 05/20/2008 4:46:17 PM PDT by SmithL

La Crosse, Wis. (AP) --

The case of the missing anchor has been solved. A decorative anchor was reported stolen Monday from where it sat in front of the Naval Reserve Center in La Crosse. The report raised eyebrows because police described the anchor as 6 feet long and weighing 2,000 pounds, and said there were no witnesses to the theft even though the center faces a well-traveled street.

It turns out the anchor wasn't stolen, U.S. Navy Cmdr. Kurt Hedberg said Tuesday. The Navy reclaimed it last year when it ceded the building and land to the city of La Crosse.

"Before the center was turned over in December I was instructed to dispose of all Navy property, and that's what we did," Hedberg said. No one ever asked him for the anchor, which he said is now somewhere in storage.

He also said the anchor was nowhere near the size that police estimated.

"It might be about 500 pounds, 5 feet tall," he said. "When the movers came in they just backed up a flatbed truck and loaded it on."

Apparently no one noticed its disappearance until someone mentioned it last week at a meeting of the Navy Reserve Memorial Oversight Committee, chairman Tom Sweeney said.

The committee, which claimed it owns the anchor, planned to use it as a memorial at the station. Sweeney verified it was missing and called police.

The disappearance became national news. When Hedberg found out about the story in a Navy newspaper he was incredulous.

"I got a call this morning that this was local news in La Crosse," he said. "I was like, 'You're kidding me, right?'"

He called police and let them know the Navy had the anchor.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Government; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: anchor
For once, "Anchor's Away" is the correct phrase.
1 posted on 05/20/2008 4:46:18 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: kingattax
Follow-up to 2,000 lb. Anchor Stolen From Naval Reservist Station
2 posted on 05/20/2008 4:47:11 PM PDT by SmithL (Reject Obama's Half-Vast Wright-Wing Conspiracy)
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To: SmithL
Pull this post, please. It's wrong.

I have the anchor in my garage. Don't ask how. I'm selling it on EBay.

Under an alias. Yeah. That's the ticket.

3 posted on 05/20/2008 4:51:32 PM PDT by willgolfforfood
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To: SmithL

They have it in the warehouse.

4 posted on 05/20/2008 4:51:52 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: SmithL
Wow! I think an investigation into this "Oversight Committee" is in order, if they can't even oversee an anchor on their property..

-PJ

5 posted on 05/20/2008 4:56:20 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
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To: SmithL

And how about this one? I mean, I don't know anyone who's seen this anchor in the past year or so ...

6 posted on 05/20/2008 5:01:05 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Et si omnes ego non)
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To: SmithL

Geeze, at first I thought someone had found Dan Blather.


7 posted on 05/20/2008 5:01:55 PM PDT by prov1813man (While the one you despise and ridicule works to protect you, those you embrace work to destroy you)
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To: ClearCase_guy; SmithL

8<)

Cutie Couric is missing somethong (er, thing..)?

Must go deeper into it....


8 posted on 05/20/2008 5:05:59 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: SmithL
I found it...


9 posted on 05/20/2008 5:13:02 PM PDT by devane617 (We're Screwed)
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To: SmithL

Left hand, right hand, government, etc. etc.


10 posted on 05/20/2008 5:21:45 PM PDT by Felis_irritable (Dirty_Felis_Irritable...)
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To: devane617; DakotaGator

Boy, does that photo ever need an explanation.

I know, if you have to explain it, it ruins the joke.


11 posted on 05/20/2008 5:32:51 PM PDT by wita (truthspeaks@freerepublic.com)
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To: willgolfforfood
jon2
12 posted on 05/20/2008 5:33:06 PM PDT by redstateconfidential (If you are the smartest person in the room,you are hanging out with the wrong people.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Pretty cage. No birdie.


13 posted on 05/20/2008 5:49:16 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Man, that's stupid ... even by congressional standards.)
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To: wita

These things happen all the time. For instance, CBS constantly loses anchors!


14 posted on 05/20/2008 9:46:26 PM PDT by DakotaGator
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To: SmithL

Isn’t that “Anchors Aweigh”?......


15 posted on 05/21/2008 12:43:26 PM PDT by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: Red Badger
Not in this case.
16 posted on 05/21/2008 12:47:01 PM PDT by SmithL (Reject Obama's Half-Vast Wright-Wing Conspiracy)
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