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  • Watch: SCOTUS Justice Sonia Sotomayor Meets Hillary at Costco

    06/14/2014 5:23:41 PM PDT · by GilGil · 34 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 06/14/14 | ALEXNBCNEWS
    Saturday at the Costco in Arlington, VA, right outside of Washington, DC, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor made a surprise stop to see former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signing copies of her book, "Hard Choices."
  • Arlington bans charity carwashes due to pollution

    06/10/2014 6:27:54 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    WTOP103.5 ^ | 6/9/14
    <p>ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- Arlington is cracking down on charity carwashes under new state storm water permits that could also affect activity elsewhere.</p> <p>The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1qduWIZ ) reports Boy Scouts from Troop 162 in Arlington were planning a carwash fundraiser for a weeklong canoe trip this summer. But their scoutmaster heard about new regulations, and their plans changed.</p>
  • 3-year-old lays flowers at Marine father's grave

    05/26/2014 5:57:16 PM PDT · by MarkL · 3 replies
    ARLINGTON, VA (CNN) - Families of our nation's fallen heroes visited their loved ones' graves at the Arlington National Cemetery to mark Memorial Day. Additional Links Among the mourners was Brittany Jacobs. She brought her 3-year-old son to the tomb of his father, Marine Sgt. Christopher Jacobs.
  • Two Memorial Day Wreathes at Arlington

    05/23/2014 3:06:15 PM PDT · by BigReb555
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 23, 2014 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Some people claim the Confederate monument at Arlington may have been the first to honor Black Confederates.
  • Tech CEO on bike arrested in Marin road rage beating

    04/25/2014 5:35:15 PM PDT · by Theoria · 34 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 25 April 2014 | Kurtis Alexander
    <p>A Marin County technology executive was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after he got off his bicycle and beat a motorist unconscious during an alleged act of road rage in Mill Valley, a city police official said.</p>
  • Documents reveal Southeast Asian remains buried with US vet at Arlington

    04/22/2014 3:19:14 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 10 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | April 21, 2014 | Matthew M. Burke
    Remains from an indigenous Southeast Asian were buried with those of an Army Reserve pilot from the Vietnam War at Arlington National Cemetery, America’s shrine for its fallen heroes. According to internal POW/MIA documents, when the remains of Chief Warrant Officer 3 William Smith Jr. were turned over to investigators in Vietnam in 1999, a portion belonged to someone else.(snip) Laboratory anthropologist Gwen Guinan wrote in the internal memo that “subsequent to the shipment and the burial’’ it was discovered that a fragment of a leg bone that should have been separated from Smith’s remains “had been inadvertently included.’’ The...
  • Before and After: Photos Show Mudslide's Destruction [60 Miles N.E. From Seattle]

    03/24/2014 1:44:07 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | 24 March 2014 | Jon Sweeney
    A mudslide in Washington state turned a square mile of Snohomish County into complete devastation and claimed the lives of at least eight people and destroyed dozens of homes. The slide, which occurred around 11 a.m. PT Saturday, turned land that spanned neighborhoods into "quicksand." [18 more "missing"]
  • Authorities: 108 People Unaccounted For In Deadly Mudslide

    03/24/2014 1:00:53 PM PDT · by Mariner · 32 replies
    CBS Seattle ^ | March 24, 2014 11:58 AM | Unattributed - AP
    ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — The search for survivors of a deadly Washington state mudslide grew Monday to include 108 names of people who were reported missing or were unaccounted for, but authorities cautioned the figure likely would decline dramatically. Still, the size of the list raised concerns the death toll would rise far above the eight people who have been confirmed dead after the 1-square-mile slide Saturday swept through part of a former fishing village about 55 miles northeast of Seattle. Several people also were critically injured. About 30 homes were destroyed, and the debris blocked a 1-mile stretch of...
  • Awesome video: Arlington flyover by civilian pilots

    02/17/2014 7:20:19 AM PST · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    http://allenbwest.com ^ | february 17, 2014 | allen west
    Two Air Force Pilots, Major Howard V. Andre Jr. and Major James E. Sizemore, were buried in 2013 at Arlington National Cemetery and were honored with a flyover by civilian pilots — the US Air Force claimed budget cuts prevented an Arlington flyover. But the civilian pilots stepped in to make it happen.
  • EPA Administrator to Scientists: “Speak the Truth” on Climate Change to Meet Obama’s “Needs”

    01/30/2014 9:23:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 30, 2014 - 10:06 PM | Penny Starr
    Gina McCarthy, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), asked scientists at a climate change conference on Thursday in Arlington, Va., to help advance President Barack Obama’s agenda on climate change. […] Peter Saundry, executive director of NCSE, introduced McCarthy by noting Obama’s pledge to act unilaterally on climate change. “President Obama has announced that he will work with Congress whenever he can but will not be held hostage—will move forward and do the utmost, we hope, through executive authority and through the agencies,” Saundry said. “The Supreme Court has noted that EPA has authority under (the) Clean Air Act...
  • Arlington National Cemetery lacks funds to hit wreath-laying goal

    12/05/2013 3:59:00 AM PST · by maine yankee · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/05/13 | Patricia Sullivan
    WASHINGTON — The number of wreaths that can be laid on the graves at Arlington National Cemetery might be limited this year because donors who have paid the costs are now splitting their donations to help the tradition spread to other veterans cemeteries across the nation. That has left the nonprofit Wreaths Across America short about $525,000 — meaning it can afford just 100,000 wreaths, or 35,000 fewer than it planned to lay Dec. 14 against Arlington Cemetery’s stark white gravestones.
  • Google Maps Out Arlington National Cemetery

    11/11/2013 5:51:29 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 17 replies
    4NBC Washington ^ | 11/11/13 | 4 NBC Angie Goff
    Google mapping out 400,000 graves at Arlington Cemetery to create virtual walking tour.....
  • Sen. Ted Cruz greeted in Arlington, Texas with 14-minute standing ovation

    10/23/2013 6:53:15 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 23, 2013
    As Twitchy reported last night, Sen. Ted Cruz declared it “great to be back in America” as he returned to Texas and a packed house to welcome him home. Tonight, Cruz attended a similar event in Arlington, Texas, where he promised not to speak for 21 hours, referring of course to his famous filibuster. Cruz was reportedly greeted in Arlington with a standing ovation that lasted anywhere from 9 to 14 minutes. Last night’s standing ovation in San Antonio was reported to be only 8 minutes, although there was “Green Eggs and Ham” cake at that event.
  • Literally, The Police State Is Coming

    08/30/2013 6:27:15 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 36 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 8/30/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    In between bowls of chicken poodle soup and deciding to provide air cover for al-Qaeda in Syria, our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama, found time to meet with mayors from our crumbling major cities. From Justin Sink of The Hill: *** "President Obama told a collection of big-city mayors Tuesday at the White House that he would continue to use executive actions to combat gun violence plaguing major cities. In the meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder and the mayors of 18 cities from across the nation, Obama discussed commonly applicable strategies to reduce youth violence. 'He also vowed to...
  • Anyone Have Info On "Aunt Flossie" Funeral [Vanity]

    08/16/2013 3:53:28 PM PDT · by Lmo56
    self | 8/16/13 | self
    There was a scroll on Fox News the other day concerning the funeral of "Aunt Flossie" [spelling?] at Arlington National Cemetery ... Didn't get a chance to see the story - and can't Google it ... Any help?
  • Police Mistake Tomato Plants for Marijuana, Destroy Farm (Video)

    08/14/2013 11:23:23 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 213 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 08/14/2013 | By Michael Allen
    Several residents at the “Garden of Eden” sustainability garden in Arlington, Texas, claim that local police raided their farm because they thought tomato plants were marijuana plants. The police reportedly damaged the garden's property and the crops during the Aug. 2 raid, which included a SWAT team (video below). “They came here under the guise that we were doing a drug trafficking, marijuana-growing operation. They destroyed everything,” said garden owner Shellie Smith to WFAA-TV. Apparently, an undercover officer and a helicopter surveillance crew believed there was probable cause that the wrong kind of plant was being grown in the garden and...
  • Remembering Julian Dawkins

    06/02/2013 12:19:55 AM PDT · by Altariel · 10 replies
    PBS ^ | May 31, 2013 | News Desk
    The PBS NewsHour lost one of its own on May 22 in the shooting death of Julian Dawkins, our 22-year-old shuttle driver. On Thursday, Arlington deputy sheriff Craig Patterson was arrested and charged with first degree murder. Friends and family filled Antioch Church of Christ in Alexandria, Va., to capacity for his funeral on Friday, where NewsHour senior correspondent Gwen Ifill spoke about the impact he made. Her words from the service are below.
  • Obama Embraces Role As Consoler In Chief To Remain Above The Fray

    05/28/2013 1:34:34 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 28,2013 | Niall Stanage
    President Obama will gain one more day of respite from the controversies that have crowded in on his administration Tuesday, as he tours the New Jersey coast to inspect the recovery and rebuilding efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
  • The Unknown Loyal Dead

    05/26/2013 10:45:26 PM PDT · by Lattero · 2 replies
    The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass | 05/30/1871 | Frederick Douglass
    Friends and Fellow Citizens: Tarry here for a moment. My words shall be few and simple. The solemn rites of this hour and place call for no lengthened speech. There is in the very air of this resting ground of the unknown dead a silent, subtle, and an all-pervading eloquence, far more touching, impressive, and thrilling, than living lips have ever uttered. Into the measureless depths of every loyal soul it is now whispering lessons of all that is precious, priceless, holiest, and most enduring in human existence. Dark and sad will be the hour to this nation when it...
  • World's highest swing ride opens in Texas to take thrill-seekers up to 400' in the air

    05/26/2013 9:29:20 AM PDT · by DFG · 31 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 05/25/13 | David Mccormack
    The world’s tallest tower swing ride, which sends those foolhardy enough to get on-board a whopping 400 feet up in the air, was officially opened on Saturday at the Six Flags Over Texas amusement park in Arlington. The Texas SkyScreamer allows up to twenty-four riders to sit in open-air swings while spinning in a 124-foot circle at speeds up to 35mph. At its 40 story peak - and if the riders still have their eyes open - they can see not only Arlington, but also Dallas and Fort Worth.
  • Keeping vigil at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (video)

    05/25/2013 10:25:11 AM PDT · by shove_it · 12 replies
    Today ^ | 25 May 2013 | Erica Hill
    Among the most revered posts in the army is that of the soldiers who guard the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. Just a handful of soldiers have earned the honor of keeping vigil, and it’s a watch that has remained unbroken since 1926. TODAY’s Erica Hill reports.
  • Boston Bomber to be buried at Arlington?

    05/08/2013 6:45:26 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 72 replies
    conservative byte ^ | 5-8-13 | conservative byte
    Tamerlan Tsarnaev, aka: The Islamic jihadist scumbag, aka: the dead Boston Bomber will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery if one US Air Force Veteran has her way. Yes, you heard that right. The murdering, older brother who killed three and maimed hundreds more innocent people at the Boston Marathon, including an eight-year-old blown to bits has been offered a National Cemetery burial plot by a USAF veteran named Julie Frein. What?
  • USAF Vet Willing to Offer National Cemetery Burial Plot to Bombing Suspect (Freak State Alert)

    05/06/2013 6:10:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 151 replies
    US Air Force (USAF) veteran Julie Frein said she is willing to give up her burial plot at Arlington National Cemetery to Tamerlan Tsarnaev - the deceased Boston bombing suspect.The Anne Arundel County woman told Fox45 she feels the terrorist suspect should be able to be laid to rest and just wants it to all be over."I feel sympathy for [his family] in that as long as this issue is open, they can't have closure," Frein told Fox45's Joy Lepola. When asked how she thought Americans would react to the suspect being buried in a national cemetery, Frein replied, "Well...
  • El Salvador man wanted in rape of Arlington girl (immigration reform...NOW /s)

    04/24/2013 5:23:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/24/2013 | Scott McCabe
    U.S. Marshals are looking for a man charged in the rape of a pre-teen girl, and they are asking the public to help find him. Arlington County police said that on April 6, 20-year-old Douglas Guillen-Vargas was left in charge of the victim and other children while their parents went to church. Guillen-Vargas took the 12-year-old into the bathroom and sexually assaulted her, police said. When the parents returned home, the girl told them what had happened. Guillen-Vargas has not been seen or heard from since, authorities said. Police issued an arrest warrant for Guillen-Vargas charging him with rape, and...
  • $1 million bus stop opens in Arlington

    03/25/2013 9:43:13 AM PDT · by redreno · 35 replies
    http://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | Published: March 24 | By Patricia Sullivan
    The glass-and-steel roof swoops up like a bird taking flight. A wall made of etched glass opens the rear vista to newly planted landscaping. Embedded in the floor are heating elements intended to ward off the cold weather and keep winter-weary feet cozy. And the price tag: $1 million.
  • Cuts Mean Veterans Wait Even Longer for Arlington Burial

    03/01/2013 9:39:54 AM PST · by Saint X · 10 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | 3/1/13 | U.S. Naval Institute
    The ten percent sequestration cuts across the Department of Defense budget will increase wait times at Arlington National Cemetery, a cemetery spokesperson told USNI News on Thursday. Due to the cuts funerals will drop from 31 interments a day to 24, or about 160 less funerals a month, according to preliminary estimates from the cemetery
  • Shamed Facebook poster loses her job

    11/21/2012 8:20:46 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 121 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 21, 2012 | Jessica Heslam
    Lindsey Stone — the Plymouth woman taking an online beating for posting a photo of herself flipping the bird at Arlington National Cemetery on Facebook — has lost her job. “Lindsey resigned and we accepted her resignation,” LIFE Inc. CEO Diane Enochs told the Herald tonight. LIFE Inc. of Hyannis — a Cape Cod nonprofit that helps adults with special needs — announced tonight that Stone, along with the woman who snapped the offending photo, are not working there. Ironically, the formal announcement was made on Facebook.
  • Man Questioned for Molotov Cocktail at Mall (Arlington, Va. Terrorist Attempt)

    10/19/2012 9:24:26 AM PDT · by WashingtonSource · 39 replies
    ARLNow.com ^ | October 19, 2012 | ARL Now
    Police and federal agents are searching for a man who threw a Molotov cocktail-like incendiary device inside the Ballston Common Mall. [Now found and arrested.] The man threw what was described as a “flaming bottle” from an upper level of the mall down to the food court. The device, said to be 40 ounce beer bottle, possibly containing gasoline or a similar substance, shattered on impact but did not explode, according to Arlington County Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck. No one was injured.
  • Updated: Police Looking for Man Who threw Molotov Cocktail in Mall

    10/18/2012 12:33:49 PM PDT · by Snuph · 11 replies
    ARLnow.com ^ | October 18, 2012 | Staff
    (Updated at 2:55 p.m.) Arlington County (Va.) Police and federal agents are searching for a man who threw a Molotov cocktail-like incendiary device inside the Ballston Common Mall. The man threw what was described as a “flaming bottle” from an upper level of the mall down to the food court. The device, said to be 40 ounce beer bottle, possibly containing gasoline or a similar substance, shattered on impact but did not explode, according to Arlington County Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck. No one was injured. Two to three additional bottles, which “smelled like gasoline,” were found in a bag by...
  • The other Ryan: the candidate’s wife, Janna

    08/12/2012 2:59:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 67 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | August 12, 2012 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    An interesting glimpse at Paul Ryan’s wife, from the Washington Post: Janna Ryan, wife of Republican vice presidential pick Rep. Paul Ryan, is the poster girl for Generation X women who wanted to have it all.Ryan, 43, like many of her 40-something peers, is a stay-at-home mother with an impressive resume. She prefers her husband’s hometown, Janesville, Wis., to Washington and remains out of the political limelight.But Janna Christine Little Ryan hails from Oklahoma, a state known for its Will Rogers’s common-sense ideals mixed with a smidgen of Wild West attitude.She grew up Madill, Okla., in the southern part of...
  • Conservative Majority Fund Shady Past [Fox News Channel Airs Ad About Missing Records]

    This aired late this afternoon on the Fox News Channel and this is will not sit well with the White House. I have to say but I never have heard of the Conservative Majority Fund who is funding the ad. They make one mistake in the ad about Obama's social security number. They got the state wrong where his number was issued. Obama's social security number comes from Connecticut, a state he never lived in or had a mailing address. Not Massachusetts. Never the less, now it's time to see how Obama will respond.
  • Over 65,000 Gather for Glenn Beck Event

    07/29/2012 10:12:04 AM PDT · by Gabrial · 38 replies
    CBS Dallas/Ft. Worth ^ | 7/28/12 | Susy Solis
    ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM)- More than 65,000 people filled Cowboys Stadium to see one of the most polarizing figures in America: Glenn Beck. Thousands of Beck supporters traveled from various states to hear his message.
  • US military buries airmen killed in 1965 crash

    07/10/2012 6:05:39 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 3 replies
    Associated Press/Yahoo News ^ | 9 July 2012 | MATTHEW BARAKAT
    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Ever since Sherrie Hassenger's husband went missing with five other U.S. airmen over Laos in 1965, her purpose has been to wish and to hope he would come home. When those men's remains were buried in a single casket Monday at Arlington National Cemetery, she said, some of that purpose was taken away. "All I listen to is '50s, '60s music," she said. "When I saw those Air Force men in those dress blues, just like back then, I just wanted to go up and hug them and kiss them. It felt like maybe I could...
  • Local officials look at BRT options as transportation budgets shrink

    06/10/2012 9:37:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Examiner ^ | June 8, 2012 | Rachel Baye
    Government officials in the Washington region, as well as nationwide, are looking increasingly to bus rapid transit for new transit options as they face tightening public purses. BRT plans are under way in Alexandria and Arlington County, where buses are planned to travel from Braddock Road to Pentagon City. Alexandria expects to begin construction in July and start running buses in dedicated lanes in December 2013, said Abi Lerner, Alexandria's deputy director of transportation. Arlington expects to complete its half of the system in spring 2014. Across the Potomac, Montgomery County officials have proposed a 160-mile system with 23 routes....
  • The Unknown Loyal Dead

    05/28/2012 2:58:13 AM PDT · by Lattero · 2 replies
    The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass | 05/30/1871 | Frederick Douglass
    Friends and Fellow Citizens: Tarry here for a moment. My words shall be few and simple. The solemn rites of this hour and place call for no lengthened speech. There is in the very air of this resting ground of the unknown dead a silent, subtle, and an all-pervading eloquence, far more touching, impressive, and thrilling, than living lips have ever uttered. Into the measureless depths of every loyal soul it is now whispering lessons of all that is precious, priceless, holiest, and most enduring in human existence. Dark and sad will be the hour to this nation when it...
  • Man Fined By Arlington Over His Foreclosed Home

    03/04/2012 5:37:46 PM PST · by Theoria · 32 replies
    DFW CBS ^ | 01 Mar 2012 | Arezow Doost
    David Englett walked around his front yard Wednesday afternoon picking up trash. He lives in Crowley, and understands that comes with being a homeowner. But what he doesn’t understand is being responsible for something that’s no longer his. “I feel like I’m being punished for something I didn’t do,” said Englett. “It’s really frustrating and costing me a lot of time.” The truck driver used to live in Arlington, but two years ago his house was foreclosed. Englett hasn’t lived there since. Last July when he tried to renew his license he found out he had outstanding warrants. “I don’t...
  • Texas Teacher Who Told Student ‘Go Back to Mexico’ Reinstated by School District

    03/03/2012 9:51:07 AM PST · by montag813 · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-03-2012 | John Hill
    You called, you emailed, you bombarded their Facebook page with outrage. And Shirley Bunn is now back on the job. The Arlington School District this weekend reinstated Bunn. You may recall from our post a week earlier that she had been suspended for telling a frequently disruptive Hispanic student "Go back to Mexico", after he repeatedly asked her for a set of forms in Spanish, yelling "I'm Mexican...I'm Mexican". Even after Ms. Bunn told him he could get Spanish-language forms in the main office, the kid continued to harrass her for Spanish forms, yelling "I'm Mexican...I'm Mexican", after which Bunn...
  • Vanity - Planning honeymoon trip to NE part of America.

    02/02/2012 8:16:00 PM PST · by West Texas Chuck · 77 replies · 1+ views
    what day is this? | Just l'il ole me
    I proposed to She Who Must Be Obeyed on Christmas Day, in front of all the usual suspects. So now the marriage machine is in full stroke and I am planning our honeymoon. I think we have settled on a roadtrip through the Appalachians up to Arlington. Probably come back through the FL panhandle, over to Nawlins and back home to Dallas. I have a few thoughts and many questions ...
  • Officer Kills Dog as Kids Watched, Owner Says Read more on myFOXdfw.com:

    10/14/2011 1:22:07 PM PDT · by Immerito · 78 replies
    My FOX DFW ^ | October 12, 2011 | Emily Lopez
    ARLINGTON, Texas - A dog owner claims an Arlington police officer overreacted and shot his dog five times as his children watched. Buck Yandle said two police officers and an animal control officer showed up at his home on Lake Jackson Drive last week. They were there about his dog Bucky, a basset hound and Rottweiler mix. Neighbors said Bucky nipped a boy in the back after school. The dog never bit him, but it was enough to scare the 10-year-old. Yandle stepped outside to meet with the officers. He said he closed the door and left his four children...
  • Washington Institution Defies Hurricane

    08/27/2011 5:35:00 PM PDT · by r-q-tek86 · 14 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 8-26-2011 | Laura Colarusso
    Neither rain nor sleet nor Hurricane Irene will prevent soldiers from standing sentry at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery. Though most businesses, shops, and government offices will be closed, not even the hurricane expected to hit the Washington area this weekend—and its roughly 85-miles-per-hour winds—will keep the guards from their duty. “The tomb has been guarded continuously since 1948,” said Maj. John Miller, a spokesman for the Old Guard, the Army unit that patrols the place. “There’s been severe in the past. There will be severe weather in the future. We have contingency plans.” -snip- Tradition...
  • (Muslim) Marine reservist charged in 2010 military shootings

    06/23/2011 9:51:06 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 10 replies
    cnn ^ | 6/23/2011 | cnn
    Federal authorities on Thursday formally charged a Marine reservist in connection with 2010 shootings at the Pentagon and the National Museum of the Marine Corps. According to a criminal complaint, law enforcement officers searched the residence of Yonathan Melaku and found numerous documents concerning bomb-making and explosives. Melaku was arrested last week after he was found trespassing in Arlington National Cemetery before dawn. A car he pointed authorities to set off a bomb scare near the Pentagon. Officials said they seized a digital videotape in Melaku's bedroom desk. According to the criminal complaint, a review of the videotape showed Melaku...
  • Reservist Charged in ’10 Building Shootings [Yonathan Melaku]

    06/24/2011 3:55:57 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 5 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 23, 2011 | Sean Collins Walsh
    WASHINGTON — The Marine Corps reservist arrested in Arlington National Cemetery last week with suspicious materials in his backpack was charged Thursday with firing shots last year at five military buildings in the Washington area, including the Pentagon. ...The late-night shots fired at the Pentagon, the National Museum of the Marine Corps and military recruiting offices last October and November were intended to shut down the buildings, the Justice Department said Thursday. No one was wounded in the shootings, which caused $100,000 in damage.
  • Man Suspected in Pentagon Terror Scare Identified

    06/17/2011 10:16:26 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 20 replies · 2+ views
    ABC News ^ | 6/17/11 | PIERRE THOMAS, RICHARD ESPOSITO and LEE FERRAN
    Sources told ABC News a backpack in Melaku's possession contained a package labeled ammonium nitrate as well as spent firearm ammunition. Ammonium nitrate, a common fertilizer, can be used in explosives. The FBI later said despite the label, the backpack presented no immediate threat. A search of Melaku's nearby car also found no potential devices. Law enforcement sources said Melaku does not appear to have known ties to any terror organization. In addition to his arrest today, Melaku already faces pending charges in Loudoun County, Virginia, for a rash of vehicle break-ins, police said.
  • LIFE.com’s photos of Arlington National Cemetery

    05/30/2011 9:41:48 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 4 replies
    Arlington Cemetery: Hallowed Ground Memorial Day is a time to honor and remember those who have died in combat. And Arlington National Cemetery brings home the stark realities of war. LIFE.com has published a series of photos from the historic cemetery that capture both the grand scale and the intimacy of this most hallowed place.
  • Teen makes digital record of Arlington graves

    05/01/2011 5:11:41 AM PDT · by driftdiver · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angelas Times ^ | April 26, 2011 | Faye Fiore
    Reporting from Arlington, Va.— Rosemary Brown is standing over the grave of her son at Arlington National Cemetery when someone catches her eye. It's a boy in khaki shorts and muddy shoes, juggling a clunky camera and the Motorola Xoom he got for his 17th birthday five days earlier. "May I ask what you're doing?" Brown inquires. The boy begins to peck at the Xoom tablet, and in seconds the image that Brown has come all the way from Cartwright, Okla., to see fills the screen. It's the white marble headstone of Army Special Forces Staff Sgt. Jason L. Brown,...
  • Teen succeeds where Army fails in recording Arlington graves

    04/27/2011 1:04:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 26, 2011 | Faye Fiore
    Rosemary Brown is standing over the grave of her son at Arlington National Cemetery when someone catches her eye. It's a boy in khaki shorts and muddy shoes, juggling a clunky camera and the Motorola Xoom he got for his 17th birthday five days earlier. ...His website, preserveandhonor.com, is a reverent catalog of the fallen, and one young man's response to a scandal of Army mismanagement, mismarked graves and unmarked remains that has rocked this hallowed place for two years. "It's a tool to help remember people. They can go on and think, 'Wow, look at all these people who...
  • Mrs. Rumsfeld christens the Arlington

    03/26/2011 1:59:01 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 33 replies
    fox10tv.com ^ | March 26 2011 | WALA
    Mrs. Donald Rumsfeld joined the first responders from 9/11 to christen the amphibious transport dock ship Arlington (LPD 24) at Northrop Grumman shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The ship is named for the city of Arlington, Virginia, honoring the 184 victims in the air and on the ground who lost their lives when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. The Arlington also honors the military and civilian employees, emergency, fire and rescue personnel of Arlington County and surrounding communities who provided the critical assistance after the attack. Ship sponsor Joyce Rumsfeld, wife of former Secretary...
  • Northrop to christen (USS) Arlington on Saturday (in Pascagoula)

    03/22/2011 9:42:04 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 2 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | March 22, 2011 | Staff
    PASCAGOULA -- The Northrop Grumman-built amphibious transport dock ship Arlington will be christened on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the company’s shipyard in Pascagoula. The ship is named for the city of Arlington, Va., in honor of the 184 people who died when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. The company said the ship also honors the military and civilian employees, emergency, fire and rescue personnel of Arlington County who provided assistance after the attack. The ship’s sponsor is Joyce Rumsfeld, wife of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Arlington County Fire Chief...
  • Flags at Half-Staff for Final WWI Vet Burial

    03/15/2011 6:18:37 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 6 replies · 1+ views
    kfyrtv.com ^ | 15 Mar 2011 | Rich Wisniewski
    The last surviving World War I veteran was laid to rest on Tuesday and as a result Governor Jack Dalrymple ordered all government buildings to lower their flags to half-staff in honor of Frank Buckles. Buckles died in February at the age of 110; he was laid to rest Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Mr. Buckles` generation was the first to lift America to its permanent role as a leader on the international stage. He enlisted in the Army at 16 after lying about his age.
  • Last Doughboy’s Burial Marks End of Era

    03/15/2011 3:51:13 PM PDT · by AnyStreetFL · 27 replies
    American Forces Press Service ^ | 03/15/2011 | Donna Miles
    ARLINGTON, Va., March 15, 2011 – America recognized the end of an era today as it bade a solemn farewell to Army Cpl. Frank Woodruff Buckles, the last surviving U.S. World War I veteran, as he was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery here with full military honors. A soldier with the Army’s 3rd Infantry Regiment, “The Old Guard,” keeps a constant vigil over the casket of Army Cpl. Frank Woodruff Buckles, the last U.S. World War I veteran, as he laid in repose before his burial today at Arlington National Cemetery. A gold-leafed “Winged Victory” figure presented to...