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  • Cool Stuff, You Gotta See This (Vanity)

    08/27/2016 9:52:27 PM PDT · by Paleo Pete · 2 replies
    Published on Nov 23, 2012 Song: Hard To Get Along (Instrumental Version) By Dhruva Aliman
  • The Royals got their World Series rings and, damn, they're fancy

    04/05/2016 7:06:37 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 10 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | April 5. 2016 | Mike Oz
    Every member of the Kansas City Royals is shining a little brighter now. Before Tuesday's game against the New York Mets, the Royals received their World Series reward — a ginormous ring that they excitedly showed off in front of the very team they beat last November.
  • For Pats fans on streets of Boston: 'Time to party'

    02/04/2015 7:33:56 PM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 11 replies ^ | 4 Feb 15 | Matt Stout, Jack Encarnacao, Jeff Howe and Owen Boss
    The thousands of revelers lining the parade route fought through the traffic and braved freezing conditions to cheer on the world champions, who defeated the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 in what many are calling the greatest Super Bowl of all time. "The team is amazing," said New Hampshire native Josh Bishop, 35, who boarded a train last night from Washington D.C., to stand along the route. "It's the culmination of a bunch of hard work, getting the job done. It's time to party."
  • Yahweh’s Substance is your makeup "Christ alive" in you, surrender and receive !

    02/03/2014 6:04:16 PM PST · by Jedediah · 11 replies
    My substance is your makeup but do not look for it to be anatomical and my atomic number is eternal never wasting away for truly I AM Wonderful in ALL aspects of this one word "ETERNAL". I AM thus an eternal constant and there is no slide rule that can measure my kingdom for I have no beginning or end to measure yet I have storehouses ,does my Word not proclaim this ?! So tell me my children is there really a need to be earthbound when even now you carry this makeup within you ?! Let me allow you...
  • President Obama To Honor 1972 Miami Dolphins At White House Next Week

    08/13/2013 1:31:45 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 25 replies
    Inagist/Buzzfeed ^ | 8/13/2013
    @stevebruskCNN : White House says Pres. Obama will honor the '72 Miami Dolphins on August 20th. Only undefeated team in NFL history never got an invitation. I guess there's nothing to do or going on...might as well do this.....sigh.
  • Alabama Wins National Championship (Alabama 42 - Notre Dame 14)

    01/07/2013 9:21:36 PM PST · by blam · 129 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-7-2013 | Cork Gaines
    Alabama Wins National Championship Cork GainesJanuary 7, 2013 In the end, it wasn't even close. Alabama blew out Notre Dame 42-14 and Nick Saban has now won three national titles in four years. Here are the final moments...(Click to the site to see the video)
  • High-octane Olive Branch, Petal offenses go toe-to-toe for 6A title (Mississippi HS Football)

    12/02/2011 9:19:24 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 4 replies
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 12/2/2012 | Chris Van Tuyl
    Scott Samsel has taken in the Mississippi High School Activities Association state championship atmosphere at Jackson's Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium many times as a spectator. There were, of course, exceptions. In 1993, he brought his Independence squad to face Forest for the Class 3A title. Despite leading at halftime, the Wildcats lost by six points. "We just weren't a very good passing team, and I said when I left the stadium that day if I'm ever fortunate enough to get back, we're going to be able to throw the football," Samsel said. "I just didn't anticipate it taking 18 years."...
  • A Gigantic Organizational Problem

    10/02/2011 1:16:33 AM PDT · by Sick of Lefties · 2 replies
    Noman Says ^ | 9/30/11 | Noman
    A Gigantic Organizational Problem Why do we care about professional baseball, or sports teams generally? Ask people in Boston or Atlanta, Tampa Bay or St. Louis. Noman thinks it's that rooting for a team is an initiation into a culture, a history, a tradition, a people. The club confers its identity on all who root for it, and all who play for it if the player let's it. We belong. And, that's important to people. The San Francisco Giants tenure as Major League Baseball's defending Champions ended in a whimper the other night with a 15-2 thumping at the bats...
  • Steelers teams of past, present linked by pedigree

    01/30/2011 6:03:27 AM PST · by Plumberman27 · 60 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 1-30-2011 | Scott Brown
    Mahogany shelves are filled with neatly lined books. Pictures that cover an adjacent wall also tell the history of the Steelers. But what makes the second-floor room at Steelers headquarters one of the most unique libraries on the planet: Six Lombardi Trophies are displayed in a row, and they have the same effect as a six-car pile-up on the Parkway.
  • Giants win the Series! Giants win the Series!

    11/01/2010 8:00:31 PM PDT · by rivercat · 282 replies · 1+ views ^ | 11/01/2010 | Chris Haft
    Go ahead, say it. It's no longer mere fantasy or sheer folly to do so. A rare mix of veteran rejects and budding stars completed an unlikely ascent to the Major League summit Monday night, allowing all to repeat a five-word phrase never before heard: World Series champion San Francisco Giants. The Giants made franchise history with a 3-1 triumph over the Rangers in Game 5 of the World Series, ignoring their underdog status to capture the 106th Fall Classic, four games to one. An unlikely hero combined with a likely one to elevate San Francisco to new heights.

    11/23/2009 2:26:35 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 1 replies · 240+ views ^ | 11/23/2009 | Staff
    The contest will matchup No. 1 Fort Scott Community College (Kan.) against No. 2 Blinn College (Texas) on Dec. 6 at Pittsburg State University’s Carnie Smith Stadium in Pittsburgh, Kan.
  • Fandemonium ready to greet Steelers parade

    02/03/2009 9:08:05 AM PST · by Plumberman27 · 14 replies · 450+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Tuesday February 3, 2009 | Jessica LaDow, Jerome B. Sherman and Ed Blazina
    Gathering in true Steelers weather -- cold and occasional snow -- fans lined Downtown sidewalks 20 deep this morning for a parade of the Super Bowl champions.
  • Fresno State Defeats Georgia 6-1 to win CWS (2-1)

    06/25/2008 7:23:53 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 28 replies · 143+ views
    06.25.08 | Perdogg
    Fresno State Defeats Georgia 6-1 to win CWS (2-1). At least this year's Georgia choke will make people forget about UNC choking in 2006.
  • Rewarding Mediocrity

    02/06/2008 4:57:29 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 1 replies · 80+ views
    Forbes ^ | 01.29.08 | Tim Harford
    If you want to dismay an economist, just mention the phrase "national champion." The phrase won't call to mind great sporting heroes, but wheezing corporate behemoths protected from domestic competition, propped up with generous government subsidies and shielded behind trade barriers. Why would the government ever choose to provide such handouts? The justification is that a "national champion," strengthened with subsidies and protected from pesky irritations like local competitors and creditors, should be well equipped to beat rivals on the global stage. Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way. "No industrial policy has been more comprehensively discredited than the notion that...
  • Encouraging Prospects (BoSox farm system ranked #2 behind Tampa)

    01/16/2008 10:05:04 AM PST · by Lovebloggers · 59 replies · 216+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | January 16, 2007 | Nick Cafardo
    When you looked out at the football field in the indoor bubble at Boston College's Alumni Stadium yesterday, you saw the reason why many Red Sox fans don't want to make the Johan Santana trade. related content gallery Photos from Tuesday's workout Sox prospects learn to deal with trade rumors more stories like thisYou saw a confident, personable, Derek Lowe-like Justin Masterson and shortstop-of-the-future Jed Lowrie, both of whom have been mentioned in a possible trade for Santana. You saw a bulked-up, maturing Clay Buchholz, who may be the Red Sox' lone untouchable, though he may not even break camp...
  • World Series Live Thread: Colorado Rockies vs. Boston Red Sox

    10/23/2007 5:50:12 PM PDT · by GraniteStateConservative · 2,290 replies · 1,775+ views ^ | 10-23-07 | Yahoo! Sports
    vs. Game 1 at Boston (Wed., Oct. 24, 8:35 p.m.)Josh Beckett vs. Jeff Francis Game 2 at Boston (Thurs., Oct. 25, 8:29 p.m.)Curt Schilling vs. Ubaldo Jimenez Game 3 at Colorado (Saturday, Oct. 27, 8 p.m.) Daisuke Matsuzaka vs. Josh Fogg Game 4 at Colorado (Sunday, Oct. 28, 8 p.m.) Aaron Cook vs. Jon Lester Game 5* at Colorado (Monday, Oct. 29) Game 6* at Boston (Wednesday, Oct. 31) Game 7* at Boston (Thursday, Nov. 1) AccuScore has run more than 10,000 simulations for every World Series game for Yahoo! Sports, calculating how each team's performance changes in response...
  • Champions aging in agony

    07/29/2007 8:07:34 AM PDT · by wildbill · 15 replies · 1,083+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 07/29/2007 | Barry Horn
    For many Cowboys on 1977 team, gridiron glory yielded years of pain Almost 30 years after limping through Super Bowl XII – his final NFL game – Mel Renfro walks with an artificial left hip. His right knee needs to be replaced. Arthritis has settled in his shoulders and ankles. Damaged vertebrae have robbed his neck of movement. Sunlight often triggers headaches. He writes everything down to make sure he doesn't forget. On occasion, depression sets in, forcing him to retreat from the world. Like his physical ailments, the failing memory and periodic despondency are the result of a lifetime...
  • America Supports You: Musician Champions Recognition of Soldiers’ Sacrifice

    04/24/2007 5:01:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 145+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, April 24, 2007 – A Cleveland-based musician and songwriter is hoping one of his newest works will raise the country’s collective awareness of the sacrifices its servicemembers are making every day. “Our Sacrifice” offers musical support to servicemembers and their families, Mark Reis said. “After I wrote the song, I started looking at the lyrics and the meaning behind it. I knew that it was intended to support (servicemembers) and their families and what they’re going through.” “Our Sacrifice” was recorded in Nashville with Frank Camp and Nicole Cuglewski singing vocals. For a year, Reis said, he didn’t...
  • Go For 2: Appalachian State repeats as Division 1-AA Champions!

    12/15/2006 9:08:11 PM PST · by personalaccts · 18 replies · 1,328+ views ^ | 12/15/06 | AP
    Appalachian State defeats UMass to repeat as I-AA champs Photo Wire Masshchusett's Mike Thomas (32) celebrates a touchdown with teammate Steve Baylark (5) during their 1-AA... (AP Photo/Wade Payne) · View Photo · Photo Gallery Team Stat Comparison 1st Downs 24 19 Total Yards 431 372 Passing 146 221 Rushing 285 151 Penalties 3-15 2-25 3rd Down Conversions 7-14 5-12 4th Down Conversions 2-2 1-1 Turnovers 1 2 Possession 33:10 26:50 Individual Leaders Appalachian State Passing C/ATT YDS TD INT Edwards 12/19 146 0 1 Massachusetts Passing C/ATT YDS TD INT Coen 20/33 221 1 2 Appalachian State Rushing CAR...
  • Pittsburgh Steelers 2006: What's Wrong with the Defending Super Bowl Champions?

    10/29/2006 7:53:43 PM PST · by mcg2000 · 16 replies · 696+ views
    Free Republic Opinions ^ | October 29, 2006 | Vanity
    Official Website of the Pittsburgh Steelers This year is quickly moving in the wrong direction with regards to an effective playoff run. What are your thoughts on the some of the issues and how things need to change for a turnaround in 2006? Me? #1 The Running Game The running game isn't quite at the level of past teams. Understatement of the year, huh? Operating a historically ball control offense, without a featured back capable of providing a consistent 3-4 yrds per carry, is a problem. That void allows pass coverages more flexibility without fear of a Steeler running...
  • A Pic I have been waiting on..President Bush and the World Champion Little League team

    09/07/2006 8:18:06 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 51 replies · 1,352+ views
    White House ^ | Sept 7,2006
    President George W. Bush congratulates members of the Columbus Northern Little League Team on winning the 2006 Little League Baseball World Series Championship at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Ga., Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006. White House photo by Eric Draper

    07/10/2006 8:18:11 AM PDT · by an italian · 89 replies · 1,680+ views
    10th - july - 2006 | an italian
    Oooooooooh Yeaaaaaah!!! Ladies and gentlemen... ITALY IS THE NEW WORLD CHAMPION OF SOCCER!! Way to go, my FRiends! The most great joy was to beat France... Ahahahaha! They were so superbe... Zidane was so arrogant with Materazzi. FRENCH ARE LOSERS!! Join me and share with me my joy! Who doesn't jump is a French!! Claudia PS: To my national (dream) team... GRAZIE RAGAZZI!!! Sorry my bad English, FRiends!
  • Chicago celebrates White Sox's World Series victory

    10/28/2005 2:16:32 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 72 replies · 1,479+ views
    AP/Yahoo! Sports ^ | October 28, 2005 | Tara Burghart
    CHICAGO (AP) -- The party was in full swing. Two days after the White Sox swept Houston for their first World Series title since 1917, the team hit Chicago's streets Friday for a ticker-tape parade and rally. Double-decker buses filled with players, coaches and their families left U.S. Cellular Field as hundreds of fans cheered. And they kept cheering all the way to the Loop for a celebration and a parade. There, one after another, the players and team officials took turns thanking the fans. ``Chicago, second city no more,'' said Paul Konerko, the first baseman who brought team owner...
  • Champions shocked, thrilled, ready to return home today

    08/21/2005 10:47:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies · 170+ views
    Valley Press on ^ | Sunday, August 21, 2005. | STEVE UNGREY
    KALAMAZOO, Mich. - It was an ending straight out of "The Natural," except Sarah Kahn substituted for Roy Hobbs. Whoever wrote the script for Saturday's Big League Softball World Series championship game certainly included the happy ending for Antelope Valley District 51. The West region champions walked away with the world title for the first time since 1996, in a 3-2 victory over Charleston, W. Va. The win avenged Antelope Valley's only tournament loss, a 2-1 Charleston victory over in pool play on Wednesday. Saturday's championship game, held at Vanderberg Park, had all the makings of a suspenseful contest that...
  • Isn't It Time We Said Goodbye To Fenway Park?

    04/03/2005 3:22:42 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 34 replies · 923+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 4/03/05 | Michael Ryan
    The best movie ever made about baseball in Boston was a 1962 film by the Spanish surrealist Luis Bunuel, called The Exterminating Angel. The plot is twisted: People arrive for a dinner party, enjoy themselves, get drunk, snipe at one another, and trade gossip. Then, when the time comes to go home, they stand up, they approach the door. But not one of them can bring himself to pass through that door. They know that the party's over; they cannot leave it. Soon, this group becomes a sensation in the city. Townspeople gather on the street, staring, wondering why the...
  • Cation This Picture

    01/17/2005 8:37:13 AM PST · by Shortwave · 49 replies · 1,966+ views
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  • NY: International Speedway pays $100 million for Staten Island site

    12/16/2004 6:22:29 AM PST · by SheLion · 49 replies · 1,454+ views ^ | 12-16-04
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- International Speedway Corp. has paid $100 million to buy land in Staten Island to build a New York City track.  The company, which owns or operates 11 of NASCAR's major tracks, hopes to build a $600 million facility on dormant industrial land. Officials said Wednesday it could represent the largest construction project the motorsports giant has undertaken, nearly triple the amount it spent to build tracks in Kansas City, Kan., and the Chicago area.  Lesa France Kennedy, president of the family-controlled ISC, said the company has to complete a feasibility study before deciding whether to...
  • Individual Glory (Lance Armstrong)

    08/02/2004 5:00:23 AM PDT · by jslade · 16 replies · 1,136+ views
    The Daily Standard ^ | August 2, 2004 | Emily Berns
    Individual Glory What the Eurpean reaction towards Lance Armstrong's sixth Tour de France win really means. by Emily Berns 08/02/2004 12:00:00 AM Munich WITNESSING THE REACTION in Old Europe to champion cyclist Lance Armstrong's record-breaking sixth Tour de France win, I was reminded of a telling scene in Chariots of Fire, the Oscar-winning movie about the 1924 British Olympic team. In it, two Cambridge University dons confront Jewish student and runner Harold Abrahams (played by Ben Cross) and accuse him of adopting a professional attitude--of striving for individual success at the expense of esprit de corps. Abrahams's restrained but angry...
  • Eurocup 2004: Greeks shock established leagues and beat Portugal 1-0.

    07/04/2004 5:41:48 PM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 9 replies · 1,217+ views
    Euro 2004 - Live from Euro 2004 Mon 05 Jul, 12:10 AM PARIS (AFP) - Greeks stun Portugal to claim first title Greece tore up the Euro 2004 script in the most spectacular fashion imaginable on Sunday with a 1-0 win over Portugal to claim the first major trophy in the history of one of Europe's football minnows. Angelos Charisteas, the striker whose header had sunk France in the quarter-final, repeated the trick with a 57th-minute winner that left the host nation in a state of stunned disbelief. "I feel very emotional," said the 24-year-old Werder Bremen marksman. "I am...
  • Lakers likely to be very unlikable champions

    06/02/2004 6:39:30 PM PDT · by ambrose · 15 replies · 256+ views
    Posted on Wed, Jun. 02, 2004 Lakers likely to be very unlikable champions By Reggie Hayes of The News-Sentinel IF -- OK, WHEN -- THE Los Angeles Lakers win the NBA title this year, they'll be the most unlikable champions in history. Arrogant, bullying, condescending, the list goes on and on. And that's just their lawyers. Almost every previous NBA champion has had a sliver of charm. Even the Detroit Pistons in their "Bad Boys" era: Joe Dumars and coach Chuck Daly were the class exceptions to the crass exploits of Isiah Thomas, Bill Laimbeer and Dennis Rodman. Michael Jordan's...
  • We're still the Champions...

    04/16/2004 2:36:31 AM PDT · by Capn TrVth · 5 replies · 264+ views
    Hawaii-Politics website ^ | Wed. April 14 | Cap'n TrVTh
    -enjoy it while you can Freepers ;> This 5mb Flash file gives you everything the press WON'T... It's upbeat, positive and a welcome break from the quagmire. I originally posted this a couple of days ago and got about 1,700 downloads in 2 days...-Enjoy. Click Here for the flash file
  • UConn Baby!!

    04/07/2004 3:33:08 AM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 14 replies · 241+ views
    7 April 2004 | Me
    Husky-mania!! Storrs, Connecticut...Basketball capital of the world!!
  • Operation cuts weapons flow in Baghdad

    01/04/2004 5:37:44 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 2 replies · 130+ views
    CJTF7 ^ | Jan. 3, 2004
    CJTF-7 Public AffairsBAGHDAD, IraqRelease # 040103f Operation cuts weapons flow in Baghdad BAGHDAD, Iraq – Just days after the capture of Saddam Hussein by Coalition Forces, Task Force 1st Armored Division continued driving forward to help liberate the Iraqi people from terrorist activity in their own backyard. More than 500 paratroopers from the 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, which is attached to the Germany-based U.S. 1st Armored Division, halted traffic on Highway 8 in the Al Rashid District of southern Baghdad on Dec. 16, in hopes of discovering and preventing illegal activities on one of Baghdad's busiest highways. Although Hussein...

    12/30/2003 9:41:57 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 18 replies · 358+ views
    CENTCOM ^ | Dec. 30, 2003
    NEWS RELEASEHEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND7115 South Boundary BoulevardMacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894 December 30, 2003Release Number: 03-12-74 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TASK FORCE “ALL-AMERICAN” UNCOVERS WEAPONS AR RAMADI, Iraq – The 82nd Airborne Division and its subordinate units, also known as Task Force “All American,” continued missions yesterday to stop violence and provide security for residents of the Al Anbar province. During the last 24 hours, the 82nd Airborne Division and subordinate elements conducted 193 patrols, 33 of which were joint patrols with Iraqis, and carried out two offensive operations. These operations resulted...
  • Soldiers adopt village with educational results

    12/29/2003 12:58:48 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 17 replies · 769+ views
    CJTF7 ^ | Dec. 28, 2003
    CJTF-7 Public AffairsBAGHDAD, IraqRelease #031228i Soldiers adopt village with educational results MOSUL, Iraq – The children and schools of one northern Iraqi village have benefited by being adopted by soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). The soldiers of Crusader Battery, 1st Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment, attached to the 101st, adopted the small Assyrian-Christian village of Karmless and began Operation Provide Classroom Comfort when they saw the deplorable conditions in the village’s schools. “Classrooms were in a state of disaster and by any American building code standard would have been condemned,” said Capt. Mark Sherkey, company commander. The condition...

    12/29/2003 11:18:45 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 16 replies · 320+ views
    CENTCOM ^ | Dec. 29, 2003
    NEWS RELEASEHEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND7115 South Boundary BoulevardMacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894   December 29, 2003Release Number: 03-12-73 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TASK FORCE “ALL-AMERICAN” SOLDIERS CAPTURE SUSPECTED IED MAKER, CONFISCATE WEAPONS AR RAMADI, Iraq – The 82nd Airborne Division and its subordinate units continued missions over the last day to bring peace and prosperity to the residents of the Al Anbar province. During the last 24 hours, the 82nd Airborne Division and subordinate elements conducted 192 patrols, 35 of which were joint patrols with Iraqis, and carried out three offensive operations. These...
  • News on Iraq too negative, Utahn says (He detects no rebellion among 80% of people)

    12/28/2003 10:37:24 PM PST · by Utah Girl · 13 replies · 217+ views
    The Deseret News ^ | 12/28/2003 | Lisa Riley Roche
    Just two weeks ago, Utahn James Mayfield was conducting a focus group in Basra, Iraq, trying to determine how people there felt about the U.S. plan to end the occupation of their country next year as an Iraqi government takes control. James Mayfield has just returned home from Iraq, where he taught democracy classes run by the United States. Scott G. Winterton, Deseret Morning News However, the work being done by Mayfield — a University of Utah emeritus professor recruited by the United States to introduce south-central Iraq to democracy — was interrupted when news reached the Basra streets that...

    12/29/2003 6:25:23 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 7 replies · 165+ views
    CENTCOM ^ | Dec. 29, 2003
    NEWS RELEASEHEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND7115 South Boundary BoulevardMacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894 December 29, 2003Release Number: 03-12-72 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 101ST BATTLES SUSPECTED TERRORISTS IN NORTHERN IRAQ MOSUL, Iraq – Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) fought suspected members of the Ansar Al Islam terrorist group Dec. 28 in the city of Mosul during a cordon and knock operation.When the soldiers attempted to enter the home the suspects engaged them with small arms fire and one grenade. The unit returned fire, then entered and cleared the...

    12/29/2003 6:13:24 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 53 replies · 476+ views
    CENTCOM ^ | Dec. 29, 2003
    NEWS RELEASEHEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND7115 South Boundary BoulevardMacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894   December 29, 2003Release Number: 03-12-71 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FIVE-HUNDRED-AND-EIGHTY ROCKETS CONFISCATED TIKRIT, Iraq – An Iraqi citizen provided information to U.S. Air Force airmen concerning a large weapons cache that he said consisted of close to six hundred rockets. The Air Force in turn asked the U.S. Army for assistance. Air Force personnel and a patrol from 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment went to the identified site in the evening of Dec. 27 to investigate. The intelligence acquired suggested...

    12/28/2003 10:05:49 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 116 replies · 1,898+ views
    CENTCOM ^ | Dec. 28, 2003
    NEWS RELEASEHEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND7115 South Boundary BoulevardMacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894   December 28, 2003Release Number: 03-12-70 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FIRST AMERICAN AIRCRAFT LANDS IN KERMAN, IRAN COMBINED AIR OPERATIONS CENTER, QATAR: Just after midnight local time, the first American aircraft landed in Kerman, Iran, with 20 pallets of humanitarian aid destined for the earthquake-stricken residents of Bam. Five pallets laden with such medical supplies as intravenous fluids, bandages, gauze, and surgical equipment, plus food and purified water comprised the first load of American relief support. American airmen and Iranian soldiers...
  • Baghdad Blast Kills U.S. Soldier, 2 Kids

    12/28/2003 5:17:55 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 11 replies · 254+ views
    Washington Times ~ AP ^ | Dec. 28, 2003 | Jim Krane
    Dec 28, 7:30 AM ESTBaghdad Blast Kills U.S. Soldier, 2 KidsBy JIM KRANEAssociated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A roadside bomb killed a U.S. soldier and two children in Baghdad on Sunday, a day after a coordinated guerrilla onslaught in the southern city of Karbala left 13 dead and almost 200 injured.The Baghdad blast also injured five U.S. soldiers and their Iraqi interpreter as well as eight members of the Iraqi civil defense corps, said U.S. Army Sgt. Patrick Compton of the Army's 1st Armored Division.All the U.S. casualties were from the Army's 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, which were...
  • Thailand Vows to Keep Its Forces in Iraq

    12/28/2003 2:21:11 AM PST · by serurier · 15 replies · 252+ views
    2003 12/28 | serurier
    Thailand Vows to Keep Its Forces in Iraq
  • Bounty Offered for 12 Iraq Fugitives

    12/28/2003 5:32:17 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 5 replies · 250+ views
    Washington Times ~ AP ^ | Dec. 27, 2003 | Jim Krane
    Dec 27, 2:47 PM ESTBounty Offered for 12 Iraq Fugitives By JIM KRANEAssociated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's U.S.-led administration is putting bounties of $1 million each on the heads of 12 remaining fugitives from the coalition's list of the 55 most-wanted Iraqis, officials said Saturday.Administrators already are offering $10 million for information leading to the capture or death of the 13th remaining fugitive - Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, a senior official in the former regime and a Saddam Hussein confidant who now is the most wanted man in the country.The 55 most-wanted Iraqis were emblazoned on a deck...
  • Bush Praises Service Members, People Who Help Others

    12/27/2003 7:42:23 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 7 replies · 188+ views
    DoD - American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec. 27, 2003 | Rudi Williams
    Bush Praises Service Members, People Who Help Others By Rudi WilliamsAmerican Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Dec. 27, 2003 –Among other thoughts at Christmas, Americans think of the brave military men and women who are fighting terrorists in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere "so we do not meet these killers on our own streets," President Bush said in his weekly radio address today. "We're grateful for the courage and commitment of our troops, and we're safer because of their skill and sacrifice," Bush said. "Separation from loved ones is always difficult, especially at this time of year. All our men and...
  • Numbers Down, But Insurgent Attacks Continue

    12/27/2003 7:25:53 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 15 replies · 212+ views
    DoD - American Forces ^ | Dec. 27, 2003 | Rudi Williams
    Numbers Down, But Insurgent Attacks Continue By Rudi WilliamsAmerican Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Dec. 27, 2003 –Though the number of attacks by insurgents in Iraq continues the decline it has shown since mid-September, the coalition isn't ready to say the trend will continue. At a Baghdad press conference today, Army Brig. Gen. Mark T. Kimmitt, deputy director of operations for Combined Joint Task Force 7, pointed out that in mid-September, there were as many as 50 attacks on coalition forces per day. "In the last 24 hours, we've only had 14 attacks," he noted. "The number is ranging around...
  • Troop Prayer Thread 9 "A CALL TO ARMS!"

    12/01/2003 10:33:28 AM PST · by TEXOKIE · 886 replies · 8,057+ views
    WELCOME!! to the ninth in our series of prayer threads dedicated to supporting our troops, our allies, their families, our President, our leaders, and our nation. We are grateful for the opportunities to gather together, afforded us by the founder of the site, JimRob. Wont you join us in prayer for our magnificent troops? As always, both posters and lurkers are welcome! Each and every prayer is powerful and COUNTS!! PRAYER WARRIOR CALL TO ARMS REMINDER!! 10 MORE DAYS LEFT IN OUR CAMPAIGN TO PLACE A SPECIAL OFFERING ON THE ALTAR! On November 10, 2003, because of various special short-duration...

    12/27/2003 2:54:37 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 8 replies · 154+ views
    CENTCOM ^ | Dec. 27, 2003
    NEWS RELEASEHEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND7115 South Boundary BoulevardMacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894 December 27, 2003Release Number: 03-12-69 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. FORCES IN SOUTHWEST ASIA BEGIN RELIEF FLIGHTS TO IRAN ARABIAN GULF -- U.S. Forces have begun moving medical and humanitarian supplies to the people of the earthquake devastated city of Bam, Iran. A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft carrying pallets of medical and humanitarian supplies launched from an air base in the CENTCOM area of operations tonight to an airfield northwest of the earthquake site. Approximately 150,000 lbs of relief...
  • Roll-up of task force “All-American’s” activities

    12/27/2003 10:16:11 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 7 replies · 243+ views
    CJTF7 ^ | Dec. 27, 2003
    CJTF-7 Public AffairsBAGHDAD, IraqRelease #031227g  Roll-up of task force “All-American’s” activities AR RAMADI, Iraq – During the last 24 hours, Task Force “All-American” conducted 161 patrols, three of which were joint patrols with Iraqis, cleared two caches, conducted two cordon and searches, and dropped two joint attack direct munitions (JDAM) bombs near Khalidiyah. There were two enemy contacts today – one mortar attack near Husaybah and a direct fire engagement that occurred during a cordon and search northwest of Khalidiyah. Last night in 1st Brigade’s area, members of Task Force 1-16 conducted a cordon and search to kill or capture...
  • Task force “All-American” conducts airstrike to destroy enemy safe house

    12/27/2003 10:08:20 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 17 replies · 257+ views
    CJTF7 ^ | Dec. 27, 2003
    CJTF-7 Public AffairsBAGHDAD, IraqRelease #031227f   Task force “All-American” conducts airstrike to destroy enemy safe house  AR RAMADI, Iraq – Task Force “All-American’s” Operation Stocking Stuffer is complete.This morning, Air Force F-16 fighters from the 510th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron dropped two joint direct attack munitions (JDAM) bombs to destroy an abandoned two-story house known to be a launching pad for attacks against Coalition Forces.  The house had been utilized on six different occasions to attack Coalition Forces and is located three kilometers northwest of Khalidiyah.Soldiers from Task Force 1-34 cordoned off the area to provide safety and security for the...
  • Columnist Sends Tribute to Deploying Troops ~ DoD reposts "Dear American Soldier"

    12/27/2003 9:39:59 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 12 replies · 1,607+ views
    DoD ~ Defend America ^ | Dec. 27, 2003 | Michelle Malkin
    Columnist Sends Tribute to Deploying Troops   By Michelle Malkin / Creators Syndicate Inc. Author Michelle Malkin penned this column as U.S. service members deployed to Southwest Asia earlier this year. Now, as the U.S. military prepares for its second major rotation, Malkin’s words continue to ring true. This column is reprinted by permission of Michelle Malkin and Creators Syndicate, Inc.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear American soldier,You don't know me, but I know who you are, and I will not forget.You are deploying from Fort Carson and Fort Hood and Fort Bliss and Fort Stewart. You hail from Middletown and...