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  • "Flag Folded Thirteen Times" (Vanity Poem)

    05/22/2015 3:37:23 AM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 8 replies
    May 22, 2015 | Kermit William Kuhn
    Flag Folded Thirteen Times The boy gazed curiously at the box on the wallIt's glass face held memories his grandmother recalledA medic kit, wallet, and pictures of happier timesA purple heart, bronze star, and a flag folded thirteen times The boy always wondered, but refrained to pryMany times he saw his grandma cryTears filled her eyes creased with linesIn front of the flag folded thirteen times One Memorial Day, grandma thought the boy was readyShe took a deep breath, made her heart steadyAlthough it caused her a lot of painThe boy deserved it because he shared the name “I was...
  • Mableton teens linked to gang are accused in beating death (Victim special needs white man)

    07/03/2013 5:52:39 PM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 40 replies
    MDJ ^ | July 3rd, 2013 | Lindsay Field
    Four south Cobb teenagers are in custody in connection with the beating death of a 36-year-old Mableton man on Mableton Parkway early Sunday morning. The incident initially was reported by police as a hit-and-run death over the weekend, but the narrative changed drastically Tuesday after the arrests of four teenagers on murder charges.
  • Four Charged in Teen Beating Death (2010)

    03/27/2012 6:35:00 AM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 15 replies
    Douglas County Sentinel ^ | 2010 | Winston Jones
    Four men remained in Douglas County Jail without bail Monday, charged with the Saturday night murder of a Douglasville teen by “stomping, kicking and punching him to death,” according to Sheriff Phil Miller. The victim, Bobby Maurice Tillman, 18, died of massive head and chest injuries, said Coroner Randy Daniel. Tillman was still alive when deputies arrived on the scene around midnight. They administered CPR, but Tillman died before he could be transported to the hospital, Daniel said. The four suspects appeared at an initial hearing before Superior Court Judge Robert James Monday morning and were denied bond. They were...
  • Widow of (CIA)‘assassin' says full story will never be known

    08/25/2010 11:22:37 AM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 45 replies
    AJC ^ | August 25, 2010 | Kristi E. Swartz and Larry Hartstein
    Marilyn Haas called her husband a soldier who died with secrets. Roland Haas, a self-described CIA assassin, accidentally killed himself last Saturday in Newnan, according to authorities. Roland Haas, who died at age 58, once described his work as "the dirtiest end of a dirty business." He wrote a 2007 memoir that some praised as a gritty, realistic account of Cold War spying. Others called him a fraud.
  • Man Who Prayed at Mosque Charged in Blaze

    07/09/2010 2:23:11 PM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 10 replies
    Marietta Daily Journal ^ | July 09, 2010 | Kathryn Dobies
    MARIETTA - Marietta Police say a 25-year-old African immigrant who prayed at the Masjid Al-Hedaya mosque in recent weeks has been charged with setting the fire that destroyed the it earlier this week. "We do know that he acted alone," Tucker said at the media gathering, which was also conducted at fire headquarters. "Why he did it was something that only he knows. We've got some information as to how he did it, but the exact motive is unclear. We know that it wasn't somebody from the outside that was interested in a hate crime type of situation, because he...
  • McEachern High School football star killed in murder-suicide

    02/18/2010 7:34:59 AM PST · by Vigilantcitizen · 21 replies · 1,161+ views
    AJC ^ | 2/18/2010 | Mike Morris
    A McEachern High School football standout was killed early Thursday in an apparent murder-suicide at his family's Powder Springs home. Police identified one of the deceased as Rajaan Bennett, who earlier this month signed to play football next fall at Vanderbilt University.
  • Vanity:Screen on Toshiba laptop flickering

    01/21/2010 2:04:10 PM PST · by Vigilantcitizen · 34 replies · 988+ views
    1/21/2010 | Me
    I need help please from you FR tekkheads. My SIL has a Toshiba laptop whose screen is flickering at startup. Once it starts working, it stays working. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  • A tale of two Little Leaguers

    08/20/2009 9:31:18 AM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 7 replies · 806+ views
    ESPN ^ | 8/19/2009 | Rick Reilly
    If you're looking for a way to kill Little League, you should call a woman named Jean Gonzalez of Staten Island, N.Y. I think she's found it. A little more than five years ago her 12-year-old son, Martin, got a hit and the first-base coach waved him on to second. The problem was, Martin did not generally get many doubles. In fact, he'd never slid in a game before. So when he got to second, he slid clumsily, wrenching his knee, ripping his ACL and tearing his meniscus. So what did his mom do? She sued.
  • (Vanity)Question about installing RAM

    06/12/2009 10:15:37 AM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 40 replies · 1,206+ views
    Vanity | June 12, 2009 | Me, myself, and I
    I'm going to install 1 GB ram in a friends computer. He currently has 512 mb. Can I leave the 512 installed with the 1MB, or do I need to take it out. I was under the impression that both RAMS would have to be the same. Thanks in advance.
  • Firearms examiner resigns, cases may be in jeopardy

    04/21/2009 5:40:05 AM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 17 replies · 905+ views
    AJC ^ | Monday, April 20, 2009 | MEGAN MATTEUCCI
    Dozens of criminal cases across Georgia could be in jeopardy after a state firearms examiner admitted to not fully testing guns. Bernadette Davy, a state firearms examiner since 1991, resigned April 1, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Monday. Firearms examiners are supposed to pull the trigger 12 times before testifying about a piece of evidence. Davy admitted she had pulled the trigger only 10 times, GBI spokesman John Bankhead said.
  • Famed moonshiner kills self to avoid jail

    03/19/2009 6:02:38 AM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 112 replies · 3,879+ views
    AJC ^ | March 18, 2009 | AP
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Famed Appalachian moonshiner Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton, whose incorrigible bootlegging ways were as out of step with modern times as his hillbilly beard and overalls, took his own life rather than go to prison for making white lightning, his widow says. “He couldn’t go to prison. His mind would just not accept it. … So I credit the federal government for my husband being dead, I really do,” Pam Sutton told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday from the couple’s home in the Parrottsville community, about 50 miles east of Knoxville.
  • Redskins owner Daniel Snyder hosts Iraq war vet

    09/22/2008 5:14:13 PM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 7 replies · 402+ views
    Sportsw Illustrated ^ | September 22,2008 | Peter King
    I doubt many in our military deserve leave more than Army First Sgt. Mike McGuire, who is deep into his second long tour in Iraq, overseeing a platoon of men hunting Improvised Explosive Devices on the most dangerous roads in the country. I am so pleased he'll be coming home to the States -- to Missouri, his home, and then to a ceremony in western Pennsylvania honoring the memory of fallen comrade Allan Bevington, and then to Walter Reed Army Medical Center to visit a wounded man in his platoon, Nick Koulchar. McGuire e-mailed the other day to say: "Getting...
  • Cobb judge charged with drunken driving(Georgia)

    02/12/2005 7:15:13 AM PST · by Vigilantcitizen · 8 replies · 279+ views
    AJC ^ | 2/12/2005 | Lateef Mungin
    Cobb judge charged with drunken driving By LATEEF MUNGINThe Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionPublished on: 02/12/05 Cobb County Superior Court Judge Ken Nix was arrested early Friday in Lawrenceville and charged with drunken driving, police said.The 65-year-old judge was arrested at 1 a.m. after he was seen weaving on Ga. 316 near Collins Hill Road, Lawrenceville police said. Nix's blood-alcohol level tested at 0.10 percent, above the state's legal limit of 0.08, said Lawrenceville police Capt. Greg Vaughn.Late Friday, Nix released a statement apologizing and promised it "will never happen again."Nix was released several hours later after posting a $1,328 bond, according to...
  • Cheeky ploy to smuggle pistol foiled in the end

    02/05/2005 6:35:03 AM PST · by Vigilantcitizen · 42 replies · 1,450+ views
    AJC ^ | 2-05-05 | LATEEF MUNGIN
    A 19-year-old Lawrenceville resident came very close to smuggling a loaded pistol into the Gwinnett County Jail this week. He also may have come very close to seriously injuring himself.A search of the suspect revealed that he had hidden the loaded .25-caliber pistol between his buttocks, authorities said."My understanding is that it was fully loaded with a bullet in the chamber," said sheriff's spokeswoman Stacey Kelley. "I don't now how he was able to conceal the weapon in that area. It is very unusual."The incident occurred Tuesday after the suspect, identified as Clifton Alexander Carter, was seen on the campus...
  • NFL week 17

    01/02/2005 7:20:27 AM PST · by Vigilantcitizen · 68 replies · 457+ views
    NFL.com ^ | January 2, 2005 | The NFL
    This thread is dedicated to the memory of Reggie White. Sorry I missed last week. Had Christmas company. 1:00 pm W-L-T San Francisco 2-13-0 New England 13-2-0 Rosters: SF | NE Depth Charts: SF | NE GameCenter: PreviewGameCenter:    Radio: 1:00 pm W-L-T Cleveland 3-12-0 Houston 7-8-0 Rosters: CLE | HOU Depth Charts: CLE | HOU GameCenter: PreviewGameCenter:    Radio: | 1:00 pm W-L-T Green Bay 9-6-0 Chicago 5-10-0 Rosters: GB | CHI Depth Charts: GB | CHI GameCenter: PreviewGameCenter:    Radio: | 1:00 pm W-L-T New Orleans 7-8-0 Carolina 7-8-0 Rosters: NO | CAR Depth Charts: NO | CAR GameCenter: PreviewGameCenter:    Radio: | 1:00 pm W-L-T...
  • NFL Week 14

    12/12/2004 6:04:44 AM PST · by Vigilantcitizen · 42 replies · 1,315+ views
    NFL.com ^ | 12/12/2004 | The NFL
    1:00 pm W-L-T Chicago 5-7-0 Jacksonville 6-6-0 Rosters: CHI | JAC Depth Charts: CHI | JAC GameCenter: PreviewGameCenter:    Radio: | 1:00 pm W-L-T Indianapolis 9-3-0 Houston 5-7-0 Rosters: IND | HOU Depth Charts: IND | HOU GameCenter: PreviewGameCenter:    Radio: | 1:00 pm W-L-T New Orleans 4-8-0 Dallas 5-7-0 Rosters: NO | DAL Depth Charts: NO | DAL GameCenter: PreviewGameCenter:    Radio: 1:00 pm W-L-T Cleveland 3-9-0 Buffalo 6-6-0 Rosters: CLE | BUF Depth Charts: CLE | BUF GameCenter: PreviewGameCenter:    Radio: | 1:00 pm W-L-T NY Giants 5-7-0 Baltimore 7-5-0 Rosters: NYG | BAL Depth Charts: NYG | BAL GameCenter: PreviewGameCenter:    Radio: 1:00 pm W-L-T Oakland...
  • NFL Week 13(Playoff race heating up.)

    12/05/2004 7:14:15 AM PST · by Vigilantcitizen · 47 replies · 522+ views
    NFL.com ^ | 12/04/2004 | The NFL
    Week 13 1:00 pm W-L-T Tennessee 4-7-0 Indianapolis 8-3-0 Rosters: TEN | IND Depth Charts: TEN | IND GameCenter: PreviewGameCenter:    Radio: | 1:00 pm W-L-T Arizona 4-7-0 Detroit 4-7-0 Rosters: ARI | DET Depth Charts: ARI | DET GameCenter: PreviewGameCenter:    Radio: 1:00 pm W-L-T New England 10-1-0 Cleveland 3-8-0 Rosters: NE | CLE Depth Charts: NE | CLE GameCenter: PreviewGameCenter:    Radio: 1:00 pm W-L-T Minnesota 7-4-0 Chicago 4-7-0 Rosters: MIN | CHI Depth Charts: MIN | CHI GameCenter: PreviewGameCenter:    Radio: | 1:00 pm W-L-T Cincinnati 5-6-0 Baltimore 7-4-0 Rosters: CIN | BAL Depth Charts: CIN | BAL GameCenter: PreviewGameCenter:    Radio: 1:00 pm W-L-T Atlanta 9-2-0...
  • NFL Week 12

    11/28/2004 7:48:28 AM PST · by Vigilantcitizen · 34 replies · 915+ views
    NFL.com ^ | 11/28/2004 | The NFL
    WEEK 12 Thursday, Nov. 25 Indianapolis 41, Detroit 9 Dallas 21, Chicago 7 Sunday, Nov. 28 Cleveland at Cincinnati, 1:00 p.m. Jacksonville at Minnesota, 1:00 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants, 1:00 p.m. San Diego at Kansas City, 1:00 p.m. Tampa Bay at Carolina, 1:00 p.m. Tennessee at Houston, 1:00 p.m. Washington at Pittsburgh, 1:00 p.m. New Orleans at Atlanta, 4:05 p.m. Baltimore at New England, 4:15 p.m. Buffalo at Seattle, 4:15 p.m. Miami at San Francisco, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. Oakland at Denver, 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29 St. Louis at Green Bay, 9:00 p.m....
  • NFL Week 11

    11/21/2004 4:57:32 AM PST · by Vigilantcitizen · 29 replies · 739+ views
    NFL.com ^ | 11/21/2004 | The NFL
    WEEK 11 Sunday, Nov. 21 Arizona at Carolina, 1:00 p.m. Dallas at Baltimore, 1:00 p.m. Denver at New Orleans, 1:00 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 1:00 p.m. Indianapolis at Chicago, 1:00 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Cleveland, 1:00 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 1:00 p.m. San Francisco at Tampa Bay, 1:00 p.m. St. Louis at Buffalo, 1:00 p.m. Tennessee at Jacksonville, 1:00 p.m. Miami at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. San Diego at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Atlanta at N.Y. Giants, 4:15 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m. Green Bay at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22 New England at Kansas City, 9:00 p.m. Playoff...
  • NFL Week 10

    11/14/2004 6:23:20 AM PST · by Vigilantcitizen · 48 replies · 464+ views
    NFL.com ^ | 11/13/2004 | The NFL
    WEEK 10 Sunday, Nov. 14 Baltimore at N.Y. Jets, 1:00 p.m. Chicago at Tennessee, 1:00 p.m. Detroit at Jacksonville, 1:00 p.m. Houston at Indianapolis, 1:00 p.m. Kansas City at New Orleans, 1:00 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 1:00 p.m. Seattle at St. Louis, 1:00 p.m. Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 1:00 p.m. Cincinnati at Washington, 4:05 p.m. Carolina at San Francisco, 4:15 p.m. Minnesota at Green Bay, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. Buffalo at New England, 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15 Philadelphia at Dallas, 9:00 p.m. Open date: Denver, Miami, Oakland, San Diego AFC East Team W L...