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  • Massachusetts now forced into border spat (Criminal illegals flown in secretly)

    07/13/2014 4:34:25 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 78 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 13, 2014 | Adriana Cohen
    Massachusetts now forced into border spat It’s finally been confirmed what was suspected all along — Massachusetts is feeling the pain of the chaotic border crisis. Forget the denials. Secret flights of illegal immigrants have made their way to Bedford and Boston. .... We’ve learned from immigration officials that four planes filled with detainees ... as the U.S. scrambles to cap the immigration crisis. .... This should alarm everybody in the Bay State, because we don’t know how many illegals are passing through or hanging around; what communicable diseases they may carry; if any are sex offenders, drug-runners, gang members...
  • WWII fighter pilot who flew THROUGH the Eiffel Tower to take down a German plane dies in Virginia

    01/04/2014 9:03:39 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 55 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | UPDATED: 20:45 EST, 3 January 2014
    A World War II fighter pilot who gained fame for dramatically flying beneath the Eiffel Tower's arches to take down a German aircraft has died aged 92. William Overstreet Jr. died on Sunday at a hospital in Roanoke, Virginia, according to his obituary, but there was no indication of the cause of his death. Overstreet's famously flew his P-51C 'Berlin Express' beneath the Eiffel Tower in Nazi-occupied Paris in 1944, which has been credited with lifting the spirits of French Resistance troops on the ground. For his valiant service, the French ambassador to the United States presented Overstreet with France's...
  • Florida school named for Ku Klux Klan leader to be renamed

    12/17/2013 12:38:23 PM PST · by nikos1121 · 48 replies
    NBC News.com ^ | 12/17/2013 | Eric M. Johnson
    A Florida high school that for 54 years has borne the name of a leader of the Ku Klux Klan is to be renamed, officials said. The Nathan Bedford Forrest High School in Jacksonville, Fla., where more than half the students are black, will change its name from that of the man who allegedly was the Ku Klux Klan's first grand wizard. A new name will be proposed in January. "We recognize that we cannot and are not seeking to erase history," said Constance Hall, a board member for the Duval County school, which was founded 54 years ago. "For...
  • Jewelry Store Closes to "Mourn" Tuesday's Presidential Election Outcome

    11/08/2012 4:30:33 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 41 replies
    WDBJ7 ^ | November 7, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The six signs posted on Lyons Jewelers in Bedford got everyone's attention on Wednesday. "There's one saying shame on USA and Virginia. Oh my God." The signs explained why Lyons Jewelers was not open. The largest sign told people it was closed to "Mourn the loss of the America that our forefathers endowed to us." Another sign said "The president seeks my demise." A friend of the owner, R.T. Lyons, tell us "He done it to show that he didn't agree and didn't like what happened." Many people we spoke with were very upset by the signs. "I don't think...
  • Vanity: My Bedford Flag

    07/21/2012 6:13:15 PM PDT · by Joe 6-pack · 50 replies
    The way things have been going lately, I decided it was time to reach back into the nation's history and dig deep for a little inspiration. Shortly after the Roberts/Obamacare decision, I gave thought to flying the Gadsden Flag, but that just wasn't a strong enough message...the Bedford Flag was more expressive about how I feel, but where to find one? You can buy some cheap nylon ones online, but they look trashy and are probably made in China. I decided to make my own, and today, just about wrapped it up...I took photos along the way, some with my...
  • Bedford County dead dog receives voter registration forms (video at link)

    06/19/2012 5:51:42 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 6 replies
    BEDFORD COUNTY, VA -- When Tim Morris got his mail last week he found a pretty big surprise, a document asking his dog Mozart to register to vote. Not only is Mozart a dog but he's been dead for two years. "I opened it up and looked at it and I just laughed," Morris said. "I thought it was a joke at first and it turns out it's real." The form is addressed to Mo, the family's nickname for the dog. What amazed Morris is that if Mozart was human he would have been eligible to vote for the first...
  • Bedford County dead dog receives voter registration forms

    06/19/2012 6:24:36 AM PDT · by DFG · 15 replies
    WSLS ^ | 06/18/12 | Aaron Martin
    When Tim Morris got his mail last week he found a pretty big surprise, a document asking his dog Mozart to register to vote. Not only is Mozart a dog but he's been dead for two years. "I opened it up and looked at it and I just laughed," Morris said. "I thought it was a joke at first and it turns out it's real." The form is addressed to Mo, the family's nickname for the dog. What amazed Morris is that if Mozart was human he would have been eligible to vote for the first time in 2012. "He...
  • dday.org (great informational site)

    06/06/2012 6:02:50 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 11 replies
    dday.org ^ | june 56. 2-12
    Welcome to the official site of the National D-Day Memorial. Located in Bedford, Virginia— the town suffering the highest per capita D-Day losses in the nation. The National D-Day Memorial honors the Allied forces that participated in the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 during World War II. With its stylized English Garden, haunting invasion tableau, and striking Victory Plaza, the Memorial stands as a powerful permanent tribute to the valor, fidelity, and sacrifice of D-Day participants. Surrounded by the beautiful majestic Blue Ridge mountains, this makes for a solemn and respectful tribute for our fallen heroes. D_Day_memorial_imageVisitors can...
  • Trump-Gadafi Tent Uproar in Bedford

    04/02/2011 7:23:23 AM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 13 replies
    Politicol News ^ | 9/23/2009
    Libyan Leader Muammar Gadafi on his visit to the US is having difficulty pitching his Bedouin tent in the town of Bedford New York. Muammar Gadafi’s officials have spent considerable time trying to find a location for his tent and landed on Donald Trump’s property. The tent is used to hold meetings and greet his friends during his one week stay in the US for the United Nations General Assembly event. However Bedford residents are not all too happy and the Bedford town attorney Joel Sachs said that the town ordered the construction of the tent to stop on Tuesday...
  • Clintons dealing for $11M Westchester mansion

    07/10/2010 11:06:24 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 42 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | 07/10/2010 | JENNIFER GOULD KEIL
    Looks like Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton are moving on up -- to a deluxe mansion away from prying eyes. Sources told The Post the Clintons are planning to trade their almost-modest suburban Chappaqua home for a sprawling $10.9 million estate in the bucolic Westchester town of Bedford Hills, complete with 20 acres of gorgeous land surrounded by New York's elite. The massive compound -- sweetly named Clover Hill Farm -- comes with high fences, two guesthouses and a mansion fit for Bubba's millionaire lifestyle. The home -- found only after a long cruise down a private road -- is...
  • PETITION TO REMOVE STALIN STATUE FROM D-DAY MEMORIAL IN BEDFORD VIRGINIA

    06/26/2010 6:13:09 PM PDT · by bornfree_usa · 24 replies · 1+ views
    RightWing News ^ | June 23, 2010 | Warner Todd Huston
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  • Last Remaining Bedford Boy Dies

    04/20/2009 5:20:31 PM PDT · by loveitor.. · 11 replies · 786+ views
    WSET, ABC 13 ^ | 04/20/09
    Stay on top of breaking news! Sign up for ABC 13 e-mail alerts. Your Email: Bedford, VA - The last remaining member of the World War Two "Bedford Boys" has died. The group was part of the D-Day invasion. Ray Nance passed away yesterday, at 94-years-old. He was one of 34 servicemen from the Bedford area who landed on the beaches of Normandy on June 6th. Nance was second-in-command of the A-company and was also the only officer in the company who made it home. While he was alive, the veteran visited the D-Day Memorial in Bedford once a week.
  • Staph Infection Kills Virginia Student, Prompts Closing of 21 Schools

    10/16/2007 12:35:10 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 100 replies · 1,363+ views
    Staph Infection Kills Virginia Student, Prompts Closing of 21 Schools Tuesday , October 16, 2007 BEDFORD, Va. — A high school student has died as the result of a treatment-resistant staph infection, prompting Virginia officials to shut down 21 schools to keep the illness from spreading. Ashton Bonds, 17, a senior at Staunton River High School in Bedford, Va., died Monday after being hospitalized for a week with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, his mother said. "I want people to know how sick it made my son," Veronica Bonds said.
  • Friends and family remember young crash victim

    03/07/2007 4:42:23 PM PST · by SubGeniusX · 3 replies · 1,075+ views
    Richard Essex/Eyewitness News Bedford - Family members are revealing troubled times leading up to what police call a murder-suicide by an Indiana father. It's an unthinkable crime that has police still searching for a motive. Investigators believe a student pilot with his daughter in the plane intentionally crashed into his former mother in-law's house in the town of Bedford Monday morning. The National Transportation Safety Board expects to issue a preliminary report within a week. The pilot, Eric Johnson, reportedly told his ex-wife via cell phone she would never get her daughter back. Now the family is making funeral arrangements...
  • Man flies plane into mother-in-law's house (deliberately kills self, 8-year-old daughter)

    03/06/2007 8:48:01 AM PST · by paulat · 53 replies · 2,778+ views
    KING5.com / The Associated Press ^ | 3/6/07 | KING5.com / The Associated Press
    Man flies plane into mother-in-law's house 08:11 AM PST on Tuesday, March 6, 2007 Associated Press AP INDIANAPOLIS - By the time Beth Johnson rushed to tell police that she suspected her ex-husband had abducted their 8-year-old daughter, it was too late. Eric Johnson had already strapped Emily into the passenger seat of a leased single-engine Cessna and taken off from Virgil I. Grissom Municipal Airport, police said. Moments later, the aircraft slammed into the side of his former mother-in-law's house. Johnson, 47, and his daughter died in the crash, which investigators suspect was intentional. Federal authorities on Tuesday were...
  • Father and Daughter Killed in Plane Crash in Lawrence County

    03/05/2007 4:51:18 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 19 replies · 982+ views
    Father and Daughter Killed in Plane Crash in Lawrence County March 5, 2007 05:14 PM BEDFORD, Ind. - A single engine plane crashed into a house in Lawrence County about a mile from Grissom Memorial Airport in Bedford around 10:45 a.m. The pilot of the plane was 47-year-old Eric Johnson of Bedford and the passenger his 8-year-old daughter Emily; both were killed. Johnson rented a Cessna 150M Monday morning and shortly after taking off the plane crashed into the home of Vivian Pace, Johnson's estranged wife's mother. No calls for help were made. Pace was in the living room of...
  • "If Jesus Returns, Kill Him Again" says NDP Supporting Atheist Campaigner

    12/13/2005 10:35:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 53 replies · 1,709+ views
    Lifesite ^ | Tuesday December 13, 2005 | Hilary White
    BURNABY, December 13, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A British Columbia man, David Bedford, has undertaken a personal campaign against the presence Christianity in public life in general and the Conservative Party of Canada in particular, claiming that a vote for Stephen Harper's Conservatives is a vote for "religious extremism." Claiming to be an NDP supporter, Bedford irritated police across Canada last week by setting up websites with names similar to those of local police units that automatically redirect visitors to the NDP campaign website. The CBC reported that the look-alike sites, such as http://www.reginapolice.ca, http://www.saskatoonpolice.ca, and http://www.edmontonpolice.ca, are now re-routed to...
  • Bedford library shuts; other closings to come

    04/02/2005 9:10:17 AM PST · by newpooh · 10 replies · 599+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | March 31, 2005 | Jessica DeLeon
    BEDFORD - The Bedford Public Library locked its doors Wednesday night -- apparently the first public library to do so in the state. And patrons of the Boys Ranch Activity Center have only until Friday -- while employees tie up loose ends -- before that community favorite is also closed. No one knows when they might reopen. But the fate of the city's senior center -- also a victim of the City Council's budget cuts this week -- may hang on the generosity of Hurst, which shares the facility with Bedford. "We will do what we can to keep the...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Bedford Boys (6/6/1944) - Feb 28th, 2005

    02/27/2005 10:08:23 PM PST · by SAMWolf · 100 replies · 3,729+ views
    World War II. Magazine | June 2004 | David Fortuna
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Thanksgiving finds troops home from Iraq grateful

    11/26/2003 6:38:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 154+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 11/26/03 | Russ Bynum - AP
    <p>SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - After eight months in the Iraqi desert, Spc. James Masterson returned home barely a week before Thanksgiving with plenty of reasons to be grateful.</p> <p>The 23-year-old Army soldier had survived a war unscathed. Though he had trained troops in his unit in donning gas masks and protective suits, they had never come under chemical or biological attacks.</p>
  • Clinton donor Mark Jimenez sentenced to 2 years in prison for election fraud

    11/14/2003 9:16:14 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 10 replies · 309+ views
    ABS-CBN News (Philippines) ^ | November 15, 2003
    Mark Jimenez gets 2 years for election fraud A U.S. federal court sentenced Thursday (Friday in Manila) ousted Manila congressman Mark Jimenez to more than two years in jail for federal election fraud. Jimenez was sentenced to 2 1/4 years in federal prison and ordered to pay $1.2 million restitution on his guilty plea to election conspiracy and tax evasion charges. He handed over a check for the first $400,000. The court ruled that Jimenez contributed illegally to the campaigns of then-president Clinton and other Democrats, including then-senator Robert Torricelli of New Jersey. He also became a confidante of...
  • Proclaiming 'Jesus is Lord' to mean jail time?

    05/25/2003 11:32:52 PM PDT · by yonif · 64 replies · 337+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | May 25, 2003
    A borough government in Pennsylvania says freedom of speech does not extend to a man's large "Jesus is Lord" sign, threatening the man with jail time if he doesn't remove it, reports the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat. Bob Foor and his 'Jesus' sign (Photo: Johnstown Tribune-Democrat). Bob Foor's sign hangs on the back of an old repair shop he owns in the heart of a historic district in Bedford, Pa. According to the paper, the red, flashing neon letters are three and a half feet high and stretch nearly 100 feet across the building. "It's something I believe. I'm very much a...
  • Bedford museum to restore rare flag

    07/15/2002 10:19:37 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 7 replies · 209+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 14 July 2002
    <p>BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — Donations from history buffs throughout the country will allow the Bedford City-County Museum to restore and display a rare Civil War flag.</p> <p>The museum has raised $8,200 to restore the fragile company flag of the Southside Dragoons, a volunteer cavalry unit from Bedford County that fought among Confederate forces at Manassas, Sharpsburg, Dranesville and elsewhere.</p>