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  • U.S. Army medic saves life of Iraqi boy

    10/08/2009 4:58:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 458+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Anthony Jones, USA
    DIYALA — An Army medic here saved the life of a young Iraqi boy after the child received several gunshot wounds from an unknown assailant, Sept. 20. Spc. Adam O'Krent, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, a native of Littleton, Colo., provided the care which saved the child's life. O'Krent's unit was patrolling near the village of Biwaniyah, north of the Diyala provincial capitol of Baqubah, when they received small arms fire between their Stryker vehicles that ricocheted off a nearby wall, said 2nd Lt. Terrence Nolan, O'Krent's platoon leader. Since there was no positive identification of a shooter, the Soldiers...
  • Forces in Iraq Disrupt Kidnappers, Save Boy

    10/06/2009 6:02:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 226+ views
    RAMADI, Iraq, Oct. 6, 2009 – Iraqi forces disrupted a kidnapping organization and saved a young kidnapping victim in Iraq in recent days, military officials reported. Iraqi forces in Anbar province arrested several kidnappers, which led to the Sept. 25 rescue of a 10-year-old Iraqi boy. The boy had been kidnapped Sept. 15, officials said. The team referred to one of the kidnappers as “The Ghost,” because he constantly moved from one location to another, said Iraqi army Col. Saad Muhammed Hamoud, Anbar special weapons and tactics team commander. “Because he kept moving, we came up with a new plan...
  • President Jimmy "Billy beer" Carter calling Obama "boy"

    09/16/2009 5:02:13 PM PDT · by pansgold · 10 replies · 824+ views ^ | 4/16/2009 | pansgold
    How does this .mp3 square with the comment he just made? Dem's...ya gotta love-em.
  • America Goes to Washington: I was wrong about the Tea Party Movement

    09/13/2009 5:35:07 AM PDT · by fiodora · 82 replies · 3,578+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 12th, 2009 7:30 pm | Roger L. Simon
    Boy, was I wrong. I can remember telling Glenn Reynolds during CPAC that these Tea Party demonstrations were rinky-dink and going nowhere. Barely more than a half-year later, they’re putting two million people on the Washington Mall. Wow! If I were Obama & Co., I’d be afraid, I’d be very afraid. And no doubt they are. They bobbled the ball big time and I wouldn’t be surprised if heads are going to start to roll – and not just the obvious (and relatively inconsequential) ones like Van Jones. Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod are going to be looking at each...
  • Our Petulant President

    09/10/2009 12:05:56 AM PDT · by FreedomFighter1013 · 13 replies · 869+ views
    Citizen5408 ^ | September 10, 2009 | Greg Contreras
    The problem with the healthcare debate is that it’s really not even about healthcare anymore. It has evolved. What was once a debate about the Utopian goal of covering millions more people with better care at less cost---a quixotic errand if there ever was one---has given way to the real show: will Obama crack if he fails? The healthcare debate has evolved into a test of wills between a petulant child trying to get his way long after his exasperated parents have said NO. Our young narcissist-in-chief gave a good speech last night, but no less was expected. He gives...
  • Boy Scouts (38 total) bumped from flight (Delta), (forced to) rent bus to make national competition

    08/01/2009 9:12:19 PM PDT · by rawhide · 41 replies · 1,693+ views ^ | 8-1-09 | MASHAUN D. SIMON
    Even though there was a slight hitch in their plan, a group of Boy Scouts who while on their way to a national competition in Indiana found themselves stranded in Atlanta, are now on their way. After exhausting all other options to find a flight that would get them to Indiana before 8 a.m. Sunday, the Scouts were able to rent a charter bus, which Delta will be covering the cost, said Carlos Santos, Delta spokesman. Although they bought their plane tickets in April, the group of 30 Boy Scouts and their eight chaperones were forced to rent the bus...
  • Huntington Beach crime: Boy, 10, knees suspect in groin

    06/19/2009 9:15:33 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 14 replies · 1,400+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | 06/19/09 | KRISTAL SEEDEN and ANNIE BURRIS
    A 10-year-old boy said he was riding his scooter around his neighborhood near the 19100 block of Chandon Lane when he rode past a man standing outside of a black BMW. He said the man said, “What’s up,” and then grabbed his wrist. He kneed the suspect in the privates and ran off. The incident was reported at 5:25 p.m. on Wednesday.
  • U.S. Soldiers Struggle to Save Afghan Boy (Tears)

    04/28/2009 5:11:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 850+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Matthew C. Moeller, USA
    KONAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan, April 28, 2009 – Raziqullah laid motionless on the green stretcher as blood oozed across his forehead, dripping onto the floor of Forward Operating Base Blessing’s aid station. Army Maj. Durren Hightower, a physician’s assistant, looked up from the massive head wound that exposed the 15-year-old’s brain, and sighed, “You know he isn’t going to have a good outcome, right?” One of the medics, fighting to keep the boy breathing by pumping oxygen into his lungs, replied quietly, “Yes sir.” Raziqullah, a shepherd, who like many Afghans has only one name, left home early on the morning...
  • Chinese Hunger for Sons Fuels Boys’ Abductions

    04/06/2009 9:00:20 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 618+ views
    NYT ^ | 04/05/09 | ANDREW JACOBS
    Chinese Hunger for Sons Fuels Boys’ Abductions By ANDREW JACOBS SHENZHEN, China — The thieves often strike at dusk, when children are playing outside and their parents are distracted by exhaustion. Deng Huidong lost her 9-month-old son in the blink of an eye as a man yanked him from the grip of his 7-year-old sister near the doorway of their home. The car did not even stop as a pair of arms reached out the window and grabbed the boy. Sun Zuo, a gregarious 3 1/2-year-old, was lured off by someone with a slice of mango and a toy car,...
  • Boy, 3, speared through torso with 3-foot iron rod, liver injured

    03/15/2009 7:14:05 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies · 565+ views
    THREE-YEAR-OLD Mehul Kumar is lucky to be alive after being speared through the torso with a 3-foot (1 metre) iron rod. The boy, from Jharkand, India, was rushed to the hospital after he impaled himself falling off a terrace and onto a rod last week. The boy was fully conscious when he arrived at the hospital. Doctors removed the rod during a 4-hour operation and said he had lost a lot of blood and suffered some injuries, but "nothing major."
  • Boy marries dog to ward off tiger attacks

    03/13/2009 5:14:03 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 24 replies · 549+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | March 13, 2009 | Jatindra Dash/Reuters
    BHUBANESWAR, India (Reuters) - An infant boy was married off to his neighbors' dog in eastern India by villagers, who said it will stop the groom from being killed by wild animals, officials and witnesses said on Wednesday. Around 150 tribespeople performed the ritual recently in a hamlet in the state of Orissa's Jajpur district after the boy, who is under two years old, grew a tooth on his upper gum.
  • 11-Year-Old Murder Suspect Can't Stay in Jail

    02/23/2009 12:11:39 PM PST · by christianhomeschoolmommaof3 · 51 replies · 1,194+ views ^ | Sunday, February 22, 2009 | AP
    PITTSBURGH — A jail warden said Sunday he will ask a judge to move an 11-year-old boy accused of killing his father's pregnant girlfriend from an adult lockup to a juvenile detention center because the jail cannot accommodate the boy. snip Patricia Papernow, a psychologist from Hudson, Mass., and expert on blended families, said tensions from combining families, as Brown's father and Houk were doing, were "pretty normal in a new stepfamily." "It looks awful from the outside and sort of unspeakable, but these are the kinds of feelings that are pretty normal in a new stepfamily," Papernow said. "You...
  • Boy Scouts call on the Bushes for food donation

    02/22/2009 10:48:59 AM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies · 1,654+ views
    WFAA.COM ^ | 2/22/09 | GARY REAVES
    If you've seen the yellow bags on your door knob, you probably know this is the day Boy Scouts collect food for the hungry. Their goal - 500,000 items. But behind one door knob, a local Cub Scout troop solicited a pretty special donor, former president George W. Bush. For 10,000 local kids, scouting for food is door to door, and it's neighbor to neighbor. But for the boys of Troop 19, their newest neighbor is guarded by the police and the Secret Service. Getting the former president's canned goods is no simple matter. "You had to do a bit...
  • Donated scout land often ends up as cash cow (Attack on Boy Scouts)

    02/01/2009 8:41:34 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 41 replies · 1,011+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Saturday, January 31, 2009 | Lewis Kamb
    It's been 62 years since conservationist Virgil McCroskey gave the Boy Scouts 400 acres of timberland near this village in Idaho's panhandle, with big ideas for a big new camp. But don't expect any pup tents or even the faintest whiff of smoke from Camp McCroskey these days. Rarely used for camping, the land instead has become a moneymaker for the Inland Northwest Council of Boy Scouts. Over the past 35 years, the council has repeatedly logged the property, collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars. Some of the money helped pay the mortgage on council headquarters in far-off Spokane, a...
  • Brooklyn PS student turns in wallet packed with $500-plus

    01/28/2009 7:49:21 AM PST · by RogerWilko · 36 replies · 1,152+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 1/28/2009 | RACHEL MONAHAN
    Meet the most honest little kid in New York City: Brooklyn's own Kemoy Gourzang. The fifth-grader was walking through East Flatbush on the way to school Friday morning when he found a brown leather wallet on the sidewalk. It was stuffed. There was at least $500 cash in there. Kemoy knew what to do. He made a beeline for the school principal's office and turned in his newfound treasure. "Five kids told me, 'You should have kept it,'" said Kemoy, who is 10. "I said, 'No, because if it was yours, you would have wanted it back.'" Joy-Ann Morgan, principal...

    01/23/2009 6:03:06 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 121 replies · 1,072+ views
    NY Post ^ | Jan. 23, 2009 | Charles Hurt
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama warned Republicans on Capitol Hill today that they need to quit listening to radio king Rush Limbaugh if they want to get along with Democrats and the new administration. "You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done," he told top GOP leaders, whom he had invited to the White House to discuss his nearly $1 trillion stimulus package. One White House official confirmed the comment but said he was simply trying to make a larger point about bipartisan efforts. "There are big things that unify Republicans and Democrats," the official said. "We shouldn't...
  • Scouts adopt Islamic pledge

    01/20/2009 6:29:07 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 50 replies · 1,766+ views
    Boy Scouts in Dundee will be able to pledge allegiance to ‘Allah’ and drop the traditional oath to God and Queen, says the Scout Association in Scotland. The Association has given its backing to starting Dundee’s 45th troop which will specifically target Muslim boys. In the oath Muslim recruits will be able to replace the name ‘God’ with “Allah, the Most Beneficent and the Most Merciful”, and pledge to honour “the country in which I am now living” instead of the Queen. The Scout Association is already open to all faiths and Muslim boys are currently part of existing troops,...
  • There is a new FReeper in Town...(Shameless Vanity for all the right reasons)

    10/13/2008 6:20:27 PM PDT · by IllumiNaughtyByNature · 39 replies · 672+ views
    Self | 10/13/08 | Self
    IllumiNaughtyByNature would like to announce the arrival of a new addition to our Freeper Family. He is standing 19.5 inches tall Weight is 6lbs 13oz And his FReeper name is...
  • Patrol Stops, Applies First Aid to Iraqi Boy

    10/07/2008 5:51:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 512+ views
    Spc. Joseph Urlacher, who serves with the 836th Engineer Company, examines a boy's bleeding foot cut by a piece of glass on Thunder Road in Al Firdaw. Photo by Spc. Charles Wenske. BAGHDAD — While on patrol to Camp Victory, a crew member observed a small group of children in the Al Firdaw district gathered along the roadside around a small boy who appeared wounded and in pain Sept. 26, 2008. The patrol stopped and a close examination revealed the boy had jagged cuts from a piece of glass. “I noticed a knot of children gathered around a small boy...
  • Accident Kills Dodge City Boy

    10/04/2008 9:49:40 AM PDT · by aft_lizard · 10 replies · 521+ views
    CW ^ | Oct 4,2008 | Rebecca Gannon
    An accident in western Kansas kills an eleven-year-old Dodge City boy. The Kansas Highway Patrol says it happened Friday evening shortly before six at the Western Kansas Dirt Riders Track. Troopers said Darren Rhoten, 49, was driving a watering truck around the track while his son Dylan,11, rode on the back of it. When the truck stopped, police say Dylan jumped off, tripped, and fell on the ground. At the same time, Darren put the truck in reverse and backed over the Dylan. The younger Rhoten died at Western Plains Medical Complex.
  • Officials: Dad finds naked boy in daughter's room, hits him with pipe (Dad arrested)

    09/12/2008 4:05:35 PM PDT · by rawhide · 73 replies · 3,914+ views ^ | 9-12-08 | PATRICIO G. BALONA
    A Deltona father ended up in jail Thursday after finding his daughter's teenage boyfriend naked in the girl's bedroom and hitting him with a pipe, sheriff's officials said. Raul Colon, 45, didn't even know his daughter had a boyfriend -- or that the youngster had been sneaking into the home for more than a year. So when he heard noises coming from his daughter's room early Thursday and saw a naked stranger standing on the girl's bed, he swung a metal pipe he had taken from the garage, hitting the 15-year-old, according to a Volusia County sheriff's report. Colon was...
  • Death for man who kidnapped, murdered Idaho boy

    08/27/2008 4:09:19 PM PDT · by Soothesayer · 33 replies · 598+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | REBECCA BOON
    BOISE, Idaho - A longtime sex offender was sentenced to death Wednesday for the 2005 kidnapping, torture and murder of a 9-year-old northern Idaho boy after federal jurors who watched video of some of the brutality deliberated just three hours. The jurors' recommendation was binding on U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge, who thanked them, dismissed them and then sentenced Joseph Edward Duncan III. Relatives of the victim, Dylan Groene, remained somber as the jury's decision was announced. Duncan murdered Dylan's mother, older brother and his mother's fiance to kidnap him and his younger sister, who was sexually abused along with...
  • Scouts Divided (over homosexuality in ranks)

    07/20/2008 9:21:06 PM PDT · by Marie2 · 14 replies · 160+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 7-20-08 | Franco Ordonez, Gretel C. Kovach and Saba Bireda
    Trading Post 13 last Tuesday, a sweltering morning during the 15th Boy Scouts Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill near Fredericksburg, Va. Despite the heat wave, over the next 10 days they would help 32,000 other Scouts burn through 76,000 hamburgers, 479,000 eggs, 10 tons of beef stew--and countless hours energetically addressing a controversy that will not fade. "In the Bible, it's a sin to be gay," said Moran, 15, as the sun glinted off his dyed blue hair. Keep them out of scouting? "Exactly," he declared. Fifteen-year-old Greg Gutta Jr. was sympathetic. "They say everybody should have the right to...
  • Kidnapped Boy Found in Sealed Oil Drum

    07/17/2008 12:26:16 PM PDT · by Coffee200am · 6 replies · 166+ views
    Web India 123 ^ | 07.17.2008 | UPI
    A Canadian boy was rescued after being kidnapped, hidden in a car's trunk and forced into an oil drum, officials said. The abduction took place when a man grabbed the 8-year-old boy off a street Tuesday in the Canadian province of Quebec, the Gazette, Montreal reported Thursday. A witness called authorities and other people gave information to police as the abductor drove around Levis with the boy, the newspaper said. One onlooker said they saw the boy in the trunk while stopped at a traffic light, and another said they saw the man remove the boy from the car and...
  • 'Cannibal relatives ate boy alive'

    06/20/2008 12:16:46 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 43 replies · 356+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 6/20/08 | John Bingham
    A seven-year-old boy was kept chained in a closet as relatives hacked off pieces of his flesh to eat, a court has heard. In a case with echoes of the Fritzl family horror in Austria, Ondrej Mauerova was partially skinned in the closet in a cellar at his home in Kurim near Brno, in the Czech Republic, according to reports. The abuse – involving members of a religious cult – was uncovered by chance last May when a neighbour's television baby monitor picked up graphic pictures of what was happening next door. Ondrej and his nine-year-old brother Jakub were locked...
  • CAPTION THIS PICTURE [will melt your heart]

    05/22/2008 6:21:34 PM PDT · by Alouette · 19 replies · 210+ views ^ | May 22, 2008
  • Republican sorry for calling Obama 'boy'

    04/15/2008 5:37:52 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 81 replies · 92+ views ^ | 04/15/08 | ROGER ALFORD
    FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Republican Rep. Geoff Davis apologizing to Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Monday after referring to him as "that boy." Addressing a Republican gathering Saturday night, the Kentucky lawmaker said, "That boy's finger does not need to be on the button." Davis was talking about political and national security issues at an annual GOP dinner. Davis' campaign said it sent a letter to Obama apologizing for the remark, which was widely reported on blogs and newspaper Web sites, including the Lexington Herald-Leader. "My poor choice of words is regrettable, and was in no way meant to impugn...
  • 'That boy's finger does not need to be on the button'(Rep. Geoff Davis)

    04/14/2008 1:15:10 PM PDT · by RDTF · 144 replies · 260+ views
    Politico ^ | April 14, 2008 | Ben Smith
    U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, a Hebron Republican, compared Obama and his message for change similar to a "snake oil salesman" [at a Northern Kentucky Lincoln Day dinner]. He said in his remarks at the GOP dinner that he also recently participated in a "highly classified, national security simulation" with Obama. "I'm going to tell you something: That boy's finger does not need to be on the button," Davis said. "He could not make a decision in that simulation that related to a nuclear threat to this country." -snip-
  • GOP Congressman Apologizes for Calling Obama 'Boy' (that was quick)

    04/14/2008 2:06:55 PM PDT · by pissant · 99 replies · 1,182+ views
    ABC ^ | 4/14/08 | staff
    ABC News' Rick Klein Reports: A Republican House member Monday sent a letter of apology to Sen. Barack Obama, after calling him "boy" and comparing him to a "snake oil salesman" in attacking his national security credentials at a weekend fund-raising dinner in Kentucky. According to a Lexington Herald-Leader blog item, Rep. Geoff Davis, R-Ky., said Saturday that he had recently participated in a "highly classified, national security simulation" with Obama, and said that exercise showed that Obama can't be trusted to make difficult decisions. "I'm going to tell you something: That boy's finger does not need to be on...
  • Boy’s Wish Comes True at Fort Sam Houston (BLURRY SCREEN ALERT)

    03/27/2008 5:19:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 17 replies · 804+ views
    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, March 27, 2008 – Gavin Cox could have traveled to any exotic locale or tried any profession in the world, but this 5-year-old with leukemia had just one wish: to be a soldier. Army Maj. Gen. Russell Czerw, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, installation commander, teaches 5-year-old Gavin Cox how to shoot an M-9 pistol at the ES 2000 weapons training facility. Gavin also trained on an M-16 rifle and walked away with a marksmanship badge. Photo by Ed Dixon   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. His wish was granted March 18 when he became...
  • Expeditionary rescue helps save Afghan boy

    02/11/2008 4:44:23 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 52+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Capt. Toni Tones, USAF
    2/11/2008 - BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (AFPN) -- Air Force helicopters were airborne within three minutes of receiving a call to pick up a 5-year-old local national boy who had been struck by a vehicle near Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 2. Members of the 210th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron received the request to medevac the young boy who was said to be in stable condition with a broken left knee and possible skull fracture. "This is a testament to our aircraft maintainers," said Capt. Matt Calabro, a 210th ERQS helicopter pilot. "They do a fantastic job having our aircraft ready which...
  • Clinton, Obama dislike boils over at debate

    01/22/2008 1:27:44 AM PST · by mbraynard · 57 replies · 180+ views
    From the article: The former first lady, who met King as a teenager in Chicago seven years before he was gunned down in 1968, paid tribute to Obama as an "extraordinary young African-American man." Obama is 46. For those unaware, it is a racial slur to refer to an adult black male as 'boy.' After Guy Milner called a black man who refused to shake his hand 'boy' his campaign was over. While she didn't use the term 'boy' here, it sure sounds suggestive of the slur and is exceptionally insulting. He's a grown, accomplished, married man with children. If...
  • Clinton Fundraiser:Obama Is "The Neighboring Boy"(Another Episode of: WHEN CLINTON'S ATTACK)

    01/04/2008 10:54:21 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 52 replies · 143+ views
    TCRLAF | 1-04-08 | TCRLAF
    The fangs of the Clintonites are coming out. The hatred and racism of these "CARING and Tolerant" Democrats that surround Hillary is being released. I hope Mr. Obama has invested in top-notch security... I Stumbled across this thread on KOS: "Just listening to Democracy Now!, and Amy Goodman is hosting a roundtable discussion with supporters of democratic presidential candidates about the Iowa Caucus. Ellen Chesler is representing the Clinton campaign. Here is her bio: She is Distinguished Lecturer at the City University of New York and the author of "Woman of Valor: Margaret Sanger and the Birth Control Movement in...
  • A JUDGE has labelled a man's rape of a 13-year-old boy "adolescent experimentation"

    12/19/2007 10:14:30 PM PST · by bshomoic · 12 replies · 292+ views
    13-year-old initiated sex, judge says Article from: Herald Sun December 17, 2007 01:51pm A JUDGE has labelled a man's rape of a 13-year-old boy "adolescent experimentation" and said the teen and the perpetrator were "both victims". Judge Michael Kelly's comments come a month after a prosecutor accused him of making inappropriate and disrespectful statements about the sexual assault victim during a plea hearing. The Melbourne County Court was told that in March 2001 a 24-year-old man began a relationship with a 13-year-old boy.
  • Islamic Rage Boy, Very Short and Funny (Vanity)

    12/14/2007 7:21:37 AM PST · by 30 Govt. · 21 replies · 439+ views
    YouTube ^ | 9/8/07 | Del CG
    If you are in need of a laugh this morning click on the following link. The Howard Dean scream along is worth the effort.
  • Tribute to Islamic Rage Boy and Islamic Protestors lol funny(vanity)

    12/13/2007 4:54:42 PM PST · by 30 Govt. · 6 replies · 98+ views
    You Tube ^ | 9/4/07 | Revolution of CG
    Tribute to Islamic Rage Boy! Funny!
  • Cambridge votes down scouts’ aid for Iraq GIs

    11/16/2007 3:42:49 PM PST · by Bluestateredman · 12 replies · 208+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 11/16/07 | Mike Underwood
    Big-hearted Boy Scouts collecting donations for care packages for U.S. troops are still scratching their heads after being sent packing from polling stations when Cambridge officials ruled their generous effort “political.” “We just wanted to make a lot of troops happy,” said Scout Patrick O’Connor, 16. “I was devastated that someone would think to take (the donation boxes) out,” he said. O’Connor of West Cambridge was one of the Scouts who wanted to collect toiletries, magazines, candy and other items for care packages after one of his relatives was injured in an IED explosion while serving in Iraq. “He mentioned...
  • Gates Earns Prestigious Boy Scouts of America Honor

    11/16/2007 3:36:03 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 125+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2007 – A local Boy Scouts of America organization recognized Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates for his lifelong devotion to scouting during an award ceremony here yesterday. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates thanks members of the Boy Scouts of America National Capital Area Council after receiving the organization’s Citizen of the Year award at their annual dinner in Washington, D.C., Nov. 15, 2007. Photo by Cherie A. Thurlby  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Gates received the “Citizen of the Year” award, bestowed annually by the National Capital Area Council. Since 1968, the council has recognized...
  • 'Spider-Boy' Becomes A Real Life Hero

    11/13/2007 5:01:42 AM PST · by Soothesayer · 18 replies · 183+ views
    A five-year-old boy dressed as Spider-Man became a real life hero when he saved a baby girl from a burning house in Brazil.Spider-Boy relives heroic adventure Pint-sized superhero Riquelme Maciel stepped into the house to pull the one-year-old to safety after he saw her mother crying. The boy had been playing with a friend in his back yard when they spotted smoke coming from the window of a wooden house. Using his Spidey senses he ran to tell the baby's mother Lucilene dos Santos, but she was too afraid to enter the blazing house.
  • City worker rigged radio poll to favor mayor

    11/01/2007 1:24:25 PM PDT · by steel_resolve · 10 replies · 41+ views
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | 11/01/2007 | AP
    A city government employee developed a computer program that let him rig a radio station's online poll in favor of the mayor, who is seeking re-election Tuesday. Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's administration said the employee, who works in the city's computer department, would not be disciplined. "As far as I'm concerned, it was all in good fun," the mayor said. The employee found a way around restrictions on repeat voting, allowing him to bombard the site with votes favoring the mayor, the mayor's office acknowledged. The poll, posted last week, showed 86 percent of listeners believed the media was too harsh...
  • LA fire started by boy with matches

    10/30/2007 10:11:26 PM PDT · by Santa Fe_Conservative · 235 replies · 342+ views
    <p>SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - A boy playing with matches started a fire in north Los Angeles County that consumed more than 38,000 acres and destroyed 21 homes last week, authorities said Tuesday.</p> <p>The boy, whose name and age were not released, was interviewed a day after the Buckweed Fire was sparked Oct. 21, said sheriff's Sgt. Diane Hecht.</p>
  • DA Asked to Decide Whether to Prosecute Boy Who Allegedly Started L.A. Wildfires

    10/31/2007 10:03:17 AM PDT · by nmh · 49 replies · 60+ views ^ | 10/31/07 | Associated Press
    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — Officials blamed a wildfire that consumed more than 38,000 acres and destroyed 21 homes last week on a boy playing with matches, and said they would ask a prosecutor to consider the case. The boy, whose name and age were not released, admitted to sparking the fire on Oct. 21, Los Angeles County sheriff's Sgt. Diane Hecht said Tuesday. Ferocious winds helped it quickly spread. "He admitted to playing with matches and accidentally starting the fire," Hecht said in a statement. The boy was released to his parents, and the case will be presented to the...
  • Manhunt finds missing boy – asleep under bed

    09/28/2007 1:21:25 PM PDT · by DancesWithCats · 8 replies · 109+ views
    London Daily Telegraph | Sept 28, 2007 | DancesWithCats
    Last Updated: 12:01am BST 27/09/2007 Police with dogs, dozens of neighbours and a helicopter spent two hours searching for a missing five-year-old boy who eventually turned up — asleep under his bed. A search was launched for Alex Olver — during which 11 people rummaged through his bedroom — after his parents reported him missing on Tuesday evening in Saltash, Cornwall. The town mayor, a local football team, troupes of teenagers and elderly residents all turned out to help search. But Alex was eventually discovered by a sniffer dog safe and well covered by a blanket under his bed. Alex's...
  • Iraqi Boy Leads Troops to Weapons (Task Force Patriot soldiers uncover two cache sites.)

    09/17/2007 5:11:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 87+ views
    Defend America News ^ | 1st Lt. Brian Cooke
    BAGHDAD, Sept. 17, 2007 — A Multi-National Division-Baghdad unit discovered a cache of explosives and improvised explosive device-making materials in a western neighborhood of the Iraqi capital following a tip from a local boy, Sept. 15. "We're encouraged by the fact that a tip from an Iraqi child led us to this cache. It's just another sign that our efforts in this community are paying dividends." Capt. Jayson Morgan, commander, Battery B. A platoon from Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery Regiment (Task Force Patriot), was conducting a census operation in the western Baghdad neighborhood of Yarmouk when an...
  • Robot maker builds artificial boy

    09/13/2007 5:23:26 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 37 replies · 1,049+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | Thursday, September 13, 2007 | MATT SLAGLE, AP Technology Writer
    RICHARDSON, Texas - David Hanson has two little Zenos to care for these days. There's his 18-month-old son Zeno, who prattles and smiles as he bounds through his father's cramped office. Then there's the robotic Zeno. It can't speak or walk yet, but has blinking eyes that can track people and a face that captivates with a range of expressions. At 17 inches tall and 6 pounds, the artificial Zeno is the culmination of five years of work by Hanson and a small group of engineers, designers and programmers at his company, Hanson Robotics. They believe there's an emerging business...
  • Soldiers help Iraqi boy get surgery

    08/09/2007 5:34:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 406+ views
    BAGHDAD — For a child in Hollandia, the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team and Coalition forces have become the answer to his family’s prayers. Sitting in the local health clinic with his father on a warm May morning, Ahaip Najim had no idea that hope would come walking through the door. That morning, members of the 97th Civil Affairs Battalion and 3rd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, were assessing the town’s needs. “They discovered him in the health clinic there and just gathered around him,” said Capt. Jimmy Hathaway, Headquarters Troop, 3-1 Cav. commander, out of Fort Benning, Ga. “They decided...
  • Researchers re-identify Titanic child

    08/05/2007 7:38:26 PM PDT · by DancesWithCats · 21 replies · 748+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | august 6 2007 | DancesWithCats
    Wed Aug 1, 7:54 PM OTTAWA (AFP) - Canadian researchers on Wednesday said they positively identified the remains of a young child who died when the RMS Titanic sank in 1912. (Advertisement) The remains belong to a 19-month-old English boy named Sidney Leslie Goodwin who died with his family as they were setting out for a new life in Niagara Falls, New York, researchers said. Goodwin's body was found floating in the waters of the North Atlantic six days after the luxury liner sank on April 15,9 1912, killing 1,503 passengers and crew. Many of the Titanic victims are buried...
  • Cameron Macauley The Boy Who Lived Before

    07/16/2007 3:43:04 PM PDT · by DancesWithCats · 27 replies · 1,445+ views
    Extraordinatry Children ^ | july 15th, 2007 | DancesWithCats
    Ever since he was two years old and first started talking, Cameron Macauley has told of his life on the island of Barra. Cameron lives with his mum, Norma, in Glasgow. They have never been to Barra. He tells of a white house, overlooking the sea and the beach, where he would play with his brothers and sisters. He tells of the airplanes that used to land on the beach. He talks about his dog, a black and white dog. Barra lies off the western coast of Scotland, 220 miles from Glasgow. It can only be reached by a lengthy...
  • Police: Ark. Boy Shot for Throwing Rocks

    06/26/2007 2:27:08 PM PDT · by highimpact · 27 replies · 697+ views
    AP via ^ | 6/26/07 | staff
    EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) - A man irritated by children throwing rocks at his house shot and killed a 9-year-old boy, police said Tuesday. Officers were called shortly Monday afternoon and found Demotric Moore with a gunshot wound to the neck. The boy was pronounced dead at a hospital. Officers saw Jonathan Watts, 50, inside his home, ordered him to the ground and arrested him. "I've had it with these kids and the rock throwing," Watts said as he was being handcuffed, El Dorado police Capt. David Smith said. Watts told officers that he'd thrown the gun away. Initial calls...
  • Woman arrested for having sex with boy on side of road

    06/23/2007 6:22:08 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 33 replies · 943+ views ^ | 06/23/07 | TERESA BELL
    A 22-year-old woman was arrested in Lincoln County after police said they caught her having sex with a 14-year-old boy in a car. The deputy was investigating why a car was parked on the side of Highway 101. “Deputy Dorsey witnessed two subjects in the vehicle having sex. Further investigation revealed that the female was, Melissa Danielle Cullen, age 22 of Berkeley California, and the male subject was a 14 year old juvenile,” said Mark Meister with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators said the boy had driven from Berkley, Calif. to Oregon with Cullen without his parents’ permission. Cullen...