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  • Marine finally completes 2,500-mile row of the Mississippi river (Shortened)

    08/08/2014 9:37:07 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/7/14 | GERALD HERBERT
    A former Afghanistan Marine who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder has found refuge in rowing the length of the Mississippi river. The trip to the mouth of the river at the Gulf of Mexico took Joshua Ploetz, 69 days, about 50 of them spent paddling. But Ploetz said he needed every inch of the more than 2,500-mile river to paddle away the demons of the war, or at least calm them a bit. Ploetz, 30, from Winona, Minnesota, returned from the war eight years ago after being injured by a roadside bomb, suffering a minor stroke and watching his friends...
  • Man's home a 14-foot canoe in Boston Harbor

    12/05/2012 5:56:04 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | December 5, 2012 | BRIDGET MURPHY | Associated Press
    <p>BOSTON (AP) — They say no man is an island, but Michael Richard Smith has been creating his own floating homes in Boston Harbor.</p> <p>The Coast Guard and Boston police are keeping an eye on the unconventional camper who has been tying his canoe to small offshore docks in the city's inner harbor and pitching his tent to sleep at night.</p>
  • Olympics- Cyber attack seen as emerging threat for London 2012

    07/28/2009 1:52:49 AM PDT · by Cindy · 47 replies · 883+ views
    REUTERS.com ^ | Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:48am EDT | Avril Ormsby
    LONDON, July 21 (Reuters) - Olympic organisers are "very alive" to the threat of a cyber attack on the London 2012 Olympics, made more challenging because of its evolving nature, senior Interior Ministry officials said on Tuesday. Ticketing systems, the transport network and hotel bookings as well as security are among potential targets. Olympic security officials are also planning for the possible diversion of aircraft to protect airspace around the venues from terrorist attacks, the officials said. The greatest threat to security at the Games is international terrorism, the government's latest "Safety and Security Strategy" report said.
  • Weather Channel Virginia Beach - (Another Canoe Moment)

    News Reporter gets owned. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tkl9HyizyI We all remember Michelle Kosinski Canoe Moment. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q64qvkVtXd0
  • 3 die as canoe goes over dam; 8-year-old survivor walks 2 hours for help (SDAK)

    06/28/2010 5:45:26 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 23 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 6/28/10 | Paul Walsh
    A canoe with four occupants went over a diversion dam and broke apart on a South Dakota river, killing three people and leaving an 8-year-old survivor to walk barefoot about two hours for help, authorities said. The canoe was "sucked into the turbulent waters below" the dam on the Belle Fourche River Sunday afternoon, according to the Butte County Sheriff's Office in western South Dakota. Killed were Jeramy Rogers, 38; his daughter Sierra Rogers, 11; and his U.S. Forest Service (USFS) coworker and friend Andrew Korth, 26. All lived on the same block in Rapid City, S.D. Isabella Rogers, another...
  • A Blog About HistoryMaori canoe unearthed on New Zealand beach

    02/09/2010 9:37:23 PM PST · by Fred Nerks · 2 replies · 262+ views
    ablogabout history ^ | February 9, 2010 | u/a
    A canoe used for fishing and river travel, the waka tikai was discovered at the southern end of the beach. It took a couple of days to plan its excavation so that the seven-metre waka would not be damaged. Finding the whole length of a waka is fairly rare, as usually only sections are found, such as the prow or stern. Auckland Regional Council parks staff and locals carefully moved the waka on to a truck, which took it to a temporary home at the regional council depot. “It’s difficult to date the waka because it may have been created...
  • Dad forced to choose which twin would die

    06/19/2008 5:45:57 AM PDT · by paltz · 9 replies · 99+ views
    news.com.au ^ | June 18, 2008 02:32am | Luke Salked
    A GRIEVING father told an inquest yesterday how he was forced to make a "life and death" decision over which of his children to save when a family canoe trip turned to tragedy. Television presenter Ian Clayton's nine-year-old daughter Billie died after their canoe capsized, throwing them into fast-flowing water, along with Billie's twin brother Edward.
  • The father who had to pick which of his twins to save when their canoe capsized

    06/17/2008 12:38:23 PM PDT · by kingattax · 61 replies · 219+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 6-17-08 | Luke Salkeld
    A grieving father told yesterday how he was forced to make a 'life and death' decision over which of his children to save when a family canoe trip turned to tragedy. TV presenter Ian Clayton's daughter Billie, nine, died after their canoe capsized, throwing them into fast-flowing water, along with Billie's twin brother Edward. Yesterday Mr Clayton, 48, spoke through tears as he told how he had been told by his son to save Billie first. He desperately tried to lift the canoe clear but couldn't see Billie and was only able to grab Edward. Buoyed by their lifejackets, Mr...
  • 45-Foot Ancient Canoe Stuck In Muck Of Weedon Island (Tampa Bay)

    05/06/2008 10:48:16 AM PDT · by blam · 53 replies · 463+ views
    MSNBC - Tampa Tribune ^ | 5-5-2008 | KEITH MORELLI
    45-Foot Ancient Canoe Stuck In The Muck Of Weedon Island Tampa Bay Online updated 3:10 p.m. CT, Mon., May. 5, 2008 By KEITH MORELLI of The Tampa Tribune ST. PETERSBURG - Stuck somewhere in the muck of Weedon Island is a significant piece of history. A 45-foot canoe, buried for more than a thousand years and used by a long-dead culture of Native Americans, worked its way to the surface, and now authorities are trying to figure out how best to preserve it. The vessel is carved out of a single pine tree, and archaeologists say it was used to...
  • NH: Bill To Require Fees For Kayaks and Canoes Introduced

    03/12/2007 8:29:19 AM PDT · by Aglooka · 41 replies · 1,092+ views
    SENATE BILL 255-FN-A "requiring non-motorized vessels to display conservation decals issued by the fish and game department." SPONSORS: Sen. Barnes, Dist 17; Sen. Gallus, Dist 1; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20 NH Senate Wildlife, Fish and Game Committee: Next/Last Hearing: WILDLIFE, FISH AND GAME     3/14/2007 1:00:00 PM     LOB 103 http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/ns/billstatus/commdetails.asp?txtcommcode=S35 Text of the bill: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2007/SB0255.html Bill Sponsors: Barnes (Republican) Gallus (Republican) D'Allesandro (Democrat) Contact information for representatives. NH State House:http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/house/default.html NH State Senate:http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/senate/
  • Andrea Advocates Baker-Hamilton: 'Is W Willing To Change Before Events Overtake Him?'

    12/01/2006 5:06:26 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 40 replies · 810+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    'Today' continued this morning its campaign of promoting the Baker-Hamilton recommendations. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell left little doubt as to her inclinations with this mini-editorial in the guise of a report:"Americans might well be asking today after all the high-profile summits this week on two continents 'is the administration any closer now to an exit strategy for Iraq?'"Noting that "time is running out and options limited," Mitchell wanted to know whether President Bush is "ready to change policy before events overtake him?" She then launched into a description of the policy changes to be proposed by the Baker-Hamilton...
  • Ancient Canoe Found On Belize Research Dig

    10/10/2006 5:39:38 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 800+ views
    Ascribe ^ | 10-10-2006 | Keith Prufer
    Ancient Canoe Found by Wichita State University Professor on Belize Research Dig WICHITA, Kan., Oct. 10 (AScribe Newswire) -- An ancient canoe -- more than likely the oldest canoe ever uncovered in Mesoamerica -- was discovered this summer in a cliff-top cave in Belize by an excavation team being led by Wichita State University archaeologist Keith Prufer. Prufer estimates that the canoe very likely dates to 200 to 800 AD, based on previous findings in the area. Carbon testing is currently being wrapped up to confirm that the canoe is indeed the oldest found in Mesoamerica, the geographical region from...
  • Bronze age canoe stops pipeline(UK)

    08/24/2006 11:25:40 AM PDT · by Marius3188 · 24 replies · 1,120+ views
    BBC ^ | 24 Aug 2006 | BBC
    Archaeologists working on a gas pipeline near Milford Haven in Pembrokeshire have unearthed what they believe to be a 3,400-year-old canoe. Work has stopped on a section of the pipeline near St Botolphs to allow the Bronze Age oak relic to be recovered. It is the first such discovery in Wales and only 150 exist across Europe. Senior archaeologist Neil Fairburn said: "You could never have expected to find anything like this in this small wetland area, it's just awesome." The team has also found evidence of a small settlement, a small amount of property and other items, such as...
  • Young males like 'The Axe Effect' (Moronic cologne ad campaign is apparently working)

    06/28/2006 11:10:04 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 120 replies · 4,610+ views
    South Bend Tribune ^ | June 27. 2006 | MARTHA PATZER
    Spray, delay, and walk away." "Grooming Guru" Kyan Douglas can be overheard dishing this advice to the (formerly) clueless men on TV's makeover show "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy." He knows a little cologne goes a long way. Mike Church wishes his directions were more widely heeded. "People my age, they'll drench it on," the 19-year-old Express Men employee says recently during his shift at Mishawaka's University Park Mall. "It'll just give you a headache." Church doesn't let the poor choices of his peers prevent him from doing it right. He and all three of his brothers, ages 14,...
  • Lovely Canoe-Gate Girl Tells All!

    10/19/2005 9:16:33 AM PDT · by Quaker · 61 replies · 4,423+ views
    New York Observer ^ | 10/19/2005 | Rebecca Dana
    On Oct. 14, Michelle Kosinski, an intrepid new NBC News correspondent who made her name this summer chasing Natalee Holloway’s ghost through Aruba, found herself up a creek without a paddle in the middle of the Today show. Only, she had a paddle. What she didn’t have was a creek. In what would have been a beautifully choreographed segment, Ms. Kosinski was reporting live about flooding in Wayne, N.J., in a canoe that was floating down a submerged suburban thoroughfare. “Eight days of rain, and some neighborhoods don’t even look like neighborhoods anymore,” she told Today viewers at the top...
  • Canoe and a gun get duo to safety (escape from NO)

    09/02/2005 1:38:24 PM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 58 replies · 2,192+ views
    BostonHerald.com ^ | September 2, 2005 | Stephen DeFerrari as told to Jessica Fargen
    Stephen DeFerrari, a Dedham native whose sister-in-law lives in Hanover, and his wife, Pam, escaped from their New Orleans home yesterday, brandishing a shotgun, in a canoe with their seven cats. Stephen spoke to the Herald last night after they arrived at a Baton Rouge hotel.
  • Aussies Find Bronze Age Canoe

    01/15/2005 4:44:46 PM PST · by blam · 33 replies · 839+ views
    The Australian ^ | 1-14-2005
    Aussies find bronze age canoe January 14, 2005 AUSTRALIAN archaeologists have unearthed one of the oldest log canoes ever found in South-East Asia. A team from the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra and conservators from the National Museum of Australia excavated a 2.5m section of the boat last month at Dong Xa, about 50 kilometres southeast of the capital Hanoi. The boat was used for burial and contained the body of an adult. It would have been about 10m long and was believed to have been used in the Red River delta area around 100BC by a people known...
  • Course Correction (Old Town Canoe)

    09/07/2003 6:24:58 AM PDT · by NewHampshireDuo · 14 replies · 1,916+ views
    Portland (ME) Press Herald ^ | 7 September, 2003 | Tux Turkel
    OLD TOWN — Thousands of brass tacks, hammered by hand, scatter light across the glossy, cedar-planked hull of a 17-foot canoe, cradled on sawhorses in the Old Town Canoe Co. wood shop. That's the way they've built canoes here for a century. Upstairs, workers install seats in 12-foot kayaks made from PolyLink3, a patented composite that sandwiches flotation foam between two layers of strong plastic. That's how modern boats are made. The past and future intermingle here at Old Town Canoe, the country's largest canoe and kayak maker. This summer has been a time to reflect on that heritage, as...
  • CAPTION PHOTO - Fidel Castro & Hugo Chavez wearing funny hats in Canoe

    04/12/2002 12:20:48 PM PDT · by OHelix · 18 replies · 748+ views
    Cuban President Fidel Castro, left, and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez wave to a crowd while touring Canaima National Park in eastern Venezuela in a canoe in this Aug. 12, 2001 file photo. Chavez, the former army paratrooper who polarized Venezuela with his strongarm rule and whose friendship with Cuba and Iraq irritated the United States, resigned under military pressure Friday, April 12, 2002 after a massive opposition demonstration ended in a bloodbath. (AP Photo/HO, Miraflores Presidential Palace, Egilda Gomez)