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  • Ski areas forced to close due to record-low temperatures

    01/04/2017 6:10:58 AM PST · by Twotone · 30 replies
    NBC Montana ^ | Jan. 03, 2016 | AP
    MISSOULA, Mont. - Four ski areas in western Montana have unexpectedly closed due to extreme cold and wind. Snowbowl outside of Missoula, Discovery Ski Area near Philipsburg and Blacktail Mountain near Lakeside all closed Monday due to weather. All three areas were also closed Tuesday. Great Divide near Helena also was closed Monday. It is closed on Tuesdays and officials said the extreme cold could impact skiing later in the week.
  • Ret. Navy Commander: Gitmo Has Not Led to Terror Recruiting Anymore Than a Movie Caused Benghazi...

    05/24/2016 5:53:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies ^ | May 24, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Full title: Ret. Navy Commander: Gitmo Has Not Led to Terror Recruiting Anymore Than a Movie Caused Benghazi Attack Commander Kirk Lippold, retired from the U.S. Navy, testified in front of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Tuesday, insisting that Guantanamo Bay remain open for business. ďKeeping Guantanamo open is more important now than ever,Ē Lippold warned. The terror detention facility, which has held almost 800 terrorist detainees since 2002 and today holds only 80, has been targeted for closure by President Obama, who argues the prison is ďcontrary to our values.Ē Other social activists have demanded the...
  • Turnbull Wildlife Refuge closed in reaction to Oregon militia occupation

    02/08/2016 8:37:22 AM PST · by Twotone · 6 replies
    Spokesman-Review ^ | Feb. 6, 3026 | Nina Culver
    The occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon, by armed militants has prompted the closure of the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge near Cheney. A closure notice was posted on the refuge's website on Friday.
  • Despite threats, Obama can‚Äôt close Guantanamo through executive action

    12/20/2015 5:11:04 PM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 20, 2015 | Ben Wolfgang
    Leaders in Congress and the U.S. attorney general say President Obama simply doesn't have legal authority to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility through executive action, but that fact didn't stop a supremely confident president last week from threatening to act on his own if lawmakers won't cooperate. At a year-end press conference on Friday -- the same day Mr. Obama signed a massive spending bill that seems to prohibit him from closing Guantanamo on his own -- the president said he will explore the limits of his executive power if the House and Senate don't pass legislation to shutter...
  • Tim Hortons just abruptly shuttered more than 20 locations in the US

    11/23/2015 8:44:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/23/2015 | Kate Taylor
    As Tim Hortons attempts to expand in the US, it is facing the harsh reality that Americans might not be as committed to the coffee chain as cultish Canadian customers. On Wednesday and Thursday, more than 20 Tim Hortons locations abruptly closed in Maine, New York City, and upstate New York. Local news stations reported that employees didn't receive much advance notice, with a one employee telling that the company showed ‚Äúno respect‚ÄĚ for employees, with the surprise layoffs on the cusp of the holiday season. Employees were further infuriated because they reported that many of the closed locations...
  • Two more Obamacare co-ops fail: Tennessee and Kentucky both announce closures

    10/15/2015 11:47:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/15/2015 | Kristina Ribali
    Approximately 27,000 Tennesseans who had coverage through the Tennessee Community Health Alliance will be receiving cancelation notices soon. Just yesterday, the CHA announced that it had entered a voluntary state-approved runoff and will no longer offer insurance plans in 2016. This decision comes just weeks away from the next Obamacare Open Enrollment period beginning on November 1, 2015. Policyholders who continue to pay their premiums will keep their coverage through December 31, 2015, but will be forced to choose a new plan from the four remaining carriers participating in the state‚Äôs Exchange. ¬ďThis was not a decision that the Department...
  • House rejects bid to close Gitmo

    05/14/2015 4:57:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 14, 2015 | Cristina Marcos
    The House rebuffed a proposal Thursday to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility by the end of 2017. An amendment to the annual national defense authorization that would provide a framework for closing the prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, failed on a vote of 174-249. Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee and author of the amendment, called the facility an "international eyesore." He noted that the U.S. already has prisons that can hold dangerous convicted terrorists. "We have the facilities. We have the ability to hold them safely here," Smith said. The legislation...
  • USAF to pull out of airbases at Mildenhall, Alconbury and Molesworth

    01/08/2015 9:14:07 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 49 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1-8-2015 | BBC News
    The United States Air Force (USAF) has confirmed it will pull out of three UK airbases. US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said the Americans will leave RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk and RAF Alconbury and RAF Molesworth in Cambridgeshire. The move is part of a programme to save £320m ($500m) a year across Europe. The USAF lease the RAF bases. Mr Hagel said he understood it would mean job losses and thanked those who had supported the US Air Force. "I know that this will result in a reduction of our local host nations workforces at some locations; I value the...
  • Crucial East Coast highway bridge closed

    06/04/2014 10:01:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies ^ | June 4, 2014 | Randall Chase (Associated Press)
    WILMINGTON, Del. - (AP) -- Highway engineers say a crucial bridge on the Eastern Seaboard's interstate highway system could imperil drivers if traffic is allowed back on it. The bridge, near Wilmington, Delaware, was closed Monday when its support pillars were found to be tilting. The Interstate 495 bridge won't reopen anytime soon, highway officials said Tuesday, and the 90,000 vehicles that cross it every day are being diverted onto the main north highway, I-95, further overloading one of the most crowded arteries in America.
  • Sprint closing Overland Park call center; 200 employees will lose jobs

    03/19/2014 6:15:34 AM PDT · by mykroar · 7 replies
    Fox4 ^ | 3/19/2014 | Fox4 Newsroom
    <p>KANSAS CITY, Mo. ó Sprint announced that it is closing its Overland Park call center and laying off about 200 local employees who work there.</p>
  • Drakes Bay Oyster Co. Continues Fight Against Closure

    10/22/2013 3:34:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    SF Appeal ^ | Julie Cheever
    As promised, the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. appealed to an expanded panel of a federal appeals court in San Francisco today to allow it to keep operating at Point Reyes National Seashore. The oyster farm and owner Kevin Lunny asked an 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a decision in which a smaller panel of the court ruled against the company by a 2 to 1 vote in September. In that ruling, the smaller panel upheld a federal trial judgeís denial of a preliminary injunction that would have allowed the oyster harvesting to continue...
  • Study: 65 Percent Of Coal Plants In Danger Of Closure

    04/25/2013 1:44:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Indiana Public Media ^ | 04/25/2013 | GRETCHEN FRAZEE
    New EPA regulations could force the closure of 65 percent of coal plants across the country, A Duke University study shows. That trend can already be seen in Indiana. Duke Energy officials is planning to close four of its coal processing units at its Wabash River Facility in 2015. They are still deciding whether to transition a fifth unit to a natural gas processor. Duke Energy Spokesman Lew Middleton says since 1990, Duke has spent about $2.8 billion to upgrade its Indiana facilities so they comply with EPA regulations. ďThese units here at Wabash Riveróunits two, three, four and fiveóare...
  • The list of the RINOS who vote for cloture

    04/11/2013 8:32:55 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 84 replies
    Alexander Ayotte Burr Chambliss Coburn Collins Corker Flake Graham Hoeven Isakson Kirk McCain Toomey Wicker
  • NY: Hurricane Sandy forces mass transit closure, evacuations (Zone A evacuation ordered)

    10/28/2012 10:33:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies ^ | 10/28/12 | FOX 5
    MYFOXNY.COM/AP -Transit officials in New York are preparing for a total shutdown of subway, bus and train service as Hurricane Sandy continues to bear down on the metropolitan region. All service will be suspended at 7 p.m. on Sunday. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to start planning for an orderly suspension of service. New York City subways and buses will start phasing out service at 7 p.m. Metro-North Railroad and the Long Island Rail Road will suspend service at 7 p.m. Sunday. The city's mass transit system is the nation's largest. The subway alone has...
  • UK: Ford considers Southampton factory closure [last in UK]

    10/24/2012 9:23:54 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/24/2012 | Angela Monaghan,
    Fordís vehicle manufacturing in Britain is at risk of coming to an end after more than a century following the US car makerís decision to shrink its European production operations. Fordís vehicle manufacturing in Britain is at risk of coming to an end after more than a century following the US car makerís decision to shrink its European production operations. It is understood that Fordís Southampton plant has been earmarked for closure risking 500 jobs as part of a broader consolidation process prompted by the negative impact of the eurozone debt crisis on the industry. In a statement Stephen Odell,...
  • Muslim extremists force closure of 16 churches

    05/15/2012 12:05:59 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 4 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 15 May 2012 | Cathcon
    16 churches closed in Indonesia in Sharia run province
  • Grand Mufti in Saudi threatens churches

    04/06/2012 11:55:12 AM PDT · by Gillibrand · 2 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 6th April 2012 | Cathcon
    The debate on church buildings launched by Islamicist politicians in the Gulf continues. The Sheikha Fraiha Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, a member of the Kuwaiti royal family and chairman of the Kuwaiti "Society for the Ideal Family," has attacked the Islamist parliamentarian Walid Al-Tabtabaei, because he attacked her commitment to the construction of an Armenian Apostolic Church. The lawyer for the Sheikha described the attacks of the MP as "absurd and offensive," as the foundation "Pro Oriente" reported on Friday, according to Kathpress.
  • Bull semen forces closure of interstate ramp

    08/23/2011 6:37:47 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 77 replies
    WKRN ^ | 8/23/11 | WKRN
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. Ė Canisters of bull semen caused quite a scare on the on-ramp to Interstate 65 South Tuesday morning. The canisters fell off a Greyhound bus just after 5 a.m. as the bus traveled around the curve of the ramp just south of downtown Nashville. Fire and emergency crews were called to the scene amid reports of a foul odor.
  • Sign of the Times: School in NJ named for Obama to close

    03/19/2011 6:11:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/19/2011 | Monte Kuligowski
    As reported on March 18, 2011by Rachel Rose Hartman of Yahoo! News: "The Barack H. Obama Elementary School in Asbury Park, N.J. will be shuttered this summer, largely due to low enrollment." Formerly known as the Bangs Avenue School, the Asbury Park district decided in 2010 to change its name to Barack H. Obama Elementary. "At the time that the school acquired its new name, administrators took a lot of flak for ostensibly focusing on the name change instead of the plight of its students. But the city resident behind the movement, Myra Campbell, believed it would ‚Äėsend a subliminal...
  • Remains are Peggy Merimon, officials confirm (Lubbock woman missing since 2006)

    05/12/2010 1:45:38 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 10 replies · 961+ views
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ^ | 4-12-10 | AJ Staff
    The Lubbock County Medical Examinerís Office this afternoon released the identity of the human remains found over the weekend in northwest Lubbock County. An official said the remains are those of Peggy Merimon, the Lubbock mother of seven who disappeared nearly four years. Merimon, 61, was last seen alive leaving the Lubbock State School during the lunch hour on Aug. 9, 2006 with co-worker Kay Harrelson, whose mangled body was found later. The two women were seen getting into a car with a man. They didnít return to work, and their cars were left in the schoolís parking lot. The...
  • CA: Report: NUMMI Closure To Cost Taxpayers $2.3 Bil.

    03/03/2010 7:03:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies · 1,424+ views ^ | 3 | CBS 5 / BCN
    FREMONT (CBS 5 / BCN) ‚Äē California Treasurer Bill Lockyer said Wednesday that Toyota's plan to close the New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. plant in Fremont on April 1 would cost taxpayers an estimated $2.3 billion and cripple the state's economy. Lockyer said a report by a blue ribbon commission chaired by University of California at Berkeley professor Harley Shaiken "completely takes apart Toyota's excuses for closing the plant" and shows that the plant is financially viable and is needed to help Toyota meet its U.S. sales targets. Shaiken said closing the plant "would amount to abandonment of one of...
  • Wounded veterans return, gain closure

    02/16/2010 7:27:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 150+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Sgt. Lindsey Bradford, USA
    BAGHDAD - When eight combat veterans recently volunteered to return here, they knew theyíd be interacting with troops, answering questions about their injuries, their experiences and their new lives as wounded warriors. They were ready. From Baghdad to Taji to Balad, Soldiers on the ground seemed to have the same question ó what was the most frustrating part after they sustained their injuries. The answer was unanimous among the vets. Stay in contact with those who have been injured. "As Soldiers, we have such a bond. Whether we've been together for six months or five years, it's a brotherhood; whether...
  • Ingleside base narrows the gap on closure

    09/30/2009 3:07:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 229+ views ^ | 9/30/09 | Fanny S. Chirinos
    INGLESIDE ó Naval Station Ingleside came one step closer to shutting its gates Tuesday, decommissioning the baseís Mine Warfare Training Center. The center served to train more than 42,000 sailors for shipboard mine counter measures. The facility was decommissioned as a result of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure round, which ordered the consolidation of the center with Fleet Anti-submarine Warfare Training Center San Diego, Calif.
  • Toyota closure could erase 40,000 jobs in California

    09/11/2009 5:23:29 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 24 replies · 1,451+ views ^ | September 11, 2009 | Greg Gardner
    DETROIT - Toyota's decision to close its 25-year-old California factory where UAW workers build Corolla cars and Tacoma pickups has delivered a seismic, Detroit-like jolt to the once-invincible Silicon Valley economy. The Japanese automaker's first plant closing in North America will add to California's swelling unemployment rolls, and perhaps, help the Golden State better empathize with the industry that it has persistently challenged with regulatory requirements. The closure also will eliminate Toyota's only UAW-represented workforce. ;California has now lost 580,000 manufacturing jobs - a quarter of its total - since 2001. NUMMI's closure next March could erase about 40,000 more....
  • Guantanamo Bay Closure ĎOn Track,í Pentagon Lawyer Says

    07/24/2009 5:14:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 321+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 24, 2009 Ė Plans to close the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, within President Barack Obamaís one-year time frame are on track, the Pentagonís top lawyer said today. The military held about 240 detainees at the center when Obama pledged days after his inauguration in January to close the facility. Since then, the interagency group assigned to reviewing the cases has made recommendations on more than half, including approving the transfer of more than 50 detainees to other countries, Jeh C. Johnson, the Defense Department general counsel, told the House Armed Services Committee in a prepared...
  • Wounded Warrior Seeks Closure From Mountain-climbing Adventure

    06/05/2009 5:55:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 178+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, June 5, 2009 Ė A soldier who was wounded in Iraq is looking for closure for his injuries and a new starting point for his life this week as part of a team attempting to scale North Americaís highest peak. Army Spc. Dave Shebib is among four wounded warriors attempting to summit Mt. McKinley, also known as Denali, in Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve, June 1, 2009. Courtesy photo††(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Army Spc. David Shebib -- along with three other wounded veterans, two peer mentors and a guide -- set out June 1...
  • That that to Democrats Mr. Obama

    05/22/2009 7:54:26 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 4 replies · 428+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 4/22/09 | alaphiah
    Question... which political Party controls the White House, both houses of Congress and can do whatever they want because their political opponents do not have sufficient numbers to stop them? Thatís right the Democrat Party. So when Barack Hussein Obama spoke yesterday regarding the shutting down of GuantŠnamo Bay prison camp who was he speaking to? Surely he wasnít attempting to convince Republicans because Republicans canít stop him and his fellow Democrats from doing anything that they want to do. Democrats could pass a bill into law requiring the American people to register with the government if they attend church...
  • Closure of youth jails proposed in cash-strapped Sacramento County

    04/17/2009 3:47:00 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies · 321+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 4/17/09 | Andy Furillo
    Sacramento County probation officials have proposed shutting down their two main youth jails for convicted juvenile offenders, a budget move that carries potentially drastic implications for public safety. The Probation Department's proposal to close the Sacramento County Boys Ranch and the Warren E. Thornton Youth Center is part of a $37.4 million cost-saving measure that also includes a proposal to eliminate 247 jobs. The proposals still have to be sent through the county executive's office and be approved by the Board of Supervisors. Laid out in response to the county's projected $187 million budget deficit for the next fiscal year,...
  • Obama orders closure of Gitmo, CIA prisons

    01/22/2009 9:45:46 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 68 replies · 1,671+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/22/09 | Klaus Marre
    President Obama on Thursday ordered the Guantanamo detention facility in Cuba to be closed within a year and that all CIA prisons be shut down. On his second full day in office, Obama wasted little time in tackling several controversial anti-terrorism policies put in place under the Bush administration. In addition to closing the Guantanamo facility and the CIA prisons, the new president also ordered a review of detainee policies and interrogation techniques. ďThis is me following through on not just a commitment I made during the campaign, but I think an understanding that dates back to our Founding Fathers,...
  • Fish managers impose sweeping salmon closure (CA, OR, WA)

    04/11/2008 8:09:49 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies · 281+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | April 10, 2008 22:00PM | Michael Milstein
    Any hopes salmon fishermen had for even token chinook fishing in Oregon faded Thursday when federal fisheries managers adopted the most restrictive limits on West Coast salmon fisheries in history.The recommendation by the Pacific Fishery Management Council allows fishing for 9,000 hatchery coho salmon off Central Oregon. No other salmon fishing will be allowed south of Cape Falcon, a point between Seaside and Tillamook.That eliminates a fishery that has typically been one of the richest on the West Coast, averaging catches of more than 800,000 chinook annually from 2000 to 2005.Salmon fishing north of Cape Falcon and in Washington...
  • CA: Closure of two Pechanga casino nightclubs blamed on alcohol

    03/26/2008 11:21:28 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 817+ views
    TEMECULA Ė The popular Eagle's Nest and Silk nightclubs in the Pechanga Resort & Casino have been shut down by the tribe because of alcohol-related problems. Pechanga spokeswoman Amy Minniear says ďtribal leaders have determined that an unacceptable number of incidents involving alcohol consumptionĒ have occurred at the Temecula complex. Details about the offensive incidents haven't been disclosed. The tribe also hasn't said what will be done with those nightclubs, saying only on its Web site that, ďWe are working on improving the overall Pechanga experience.Ē The Silk nightclub attracted up to 3,000 guests each night.
  • Hundreds protest closure of oldest cantina (El Nivel (The Level) licensed since 1855)

    01/30/2008 8:31:49 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 150+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/30/08 | Anahi Rama
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - With beers in hand, hundreds of former patrons Tuesday protested the closing of Mexico's oldest cantina, where Cuban President Fidel Castro, revolutionary Che Guevara and Mexican leaders all once drank. Supporters called El Nivel (The Level) a national cultural treasure. The drinking dive, which was handed the first cantina license in 1855, closed on January 2 after losing a long legal battle against the owners of the building, the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Demonstrators, many drinking from beer cans, protested outside the padlocked door of the bar, nestled in a side street near where the...
  • UFI Gains Access to New Jersey State Agency Report that Resulted in Abortion Clinic Closure

    01/22/2008 12:59:46 PM PST · by TundraNews · 2 replies · 67+ views
    United Families International ^ | January 22, 2008 | Dennis Durband
    It's often said that the abortion industry is under-regulated. Former abortion clinic employees have described some appalling and filthy conditions inside the centers. Their reports to the outside world describe abortion centers that are anything but clean and sanitary. Last summer, the State of New Jersey forced an abortion clinic to close down for violation of numerous regulations. The Alternatives abortion clinic, located in Atlantic City, was closed after an inspection by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services' Division of Health Care Quality and Oversight. Stemming from an anonymous complaint, the investigation resulted in a 104-page summary...
  • Point Man for Connecticut Bishops on Plan B 'Emergency Contraception' Totally Confused on Issue

    10/06/2007 10:18:25 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 192+ views ^ | October 2, 2007 | John-Henry Westen
    Point Man for Connecticut Bishops on Plan B 'Emergency Contraception' Totally Confused on Issue By John-Henry Westen HARTFORD, October 2, 2007 ( - Barry Feldman is general counsel for St. Francis Hospital the lead spokesman for the Connecticut Catholic Bishops conference regarding their newly announced permission to administer the morning after pill Plan B to rape victims in Catholic hospitals in the state. In seeking comment on the decision spoke with the pro-life office of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) but was directed to the executive director of the Connecticut Catholic Conference (CCC). Deacon David Reynold, acting...
  • Ceremony Brings Sense of Closure to USS Lagarto Families

    05/08/2006 9:19:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 771+ views
    MANITOWOC, Wis. (NNS) -- Families of crew members who served aboard the World War II submarine USS Lagarto (SS 371) gathered here May 6 to honor the men whose submarine went missing six decades ago and was only recently located by divers. Lagarto was last seen May 3, 1945, in the southern Gulf of Thailand while preparing to strike an enemy convoy. Japanese records later indicated that the minelayer Hatsutaka reported sinking a U.S. submarine on that date. Last May, nearly 60 years to the day after Lagarto was lost, British diver Jamie MacLeod reported finding Lagarto sitting upright in...
  • Devastated vineyard in Belgium and Netherlands

    01/17/2006 12:54:57 PM PST · by Gillibrand · 3 replies · 227+ views
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 16 January 2005 | Gillibrand
    Augustinian Church in Antwerp, Belgium becomes music centre. This is a report of the opening this month. It is now called Amuz (Antwerp Music). This is their advertising. "He sees again music in the Church". Nothing else to do but weep. This Augustinian Church in Utrecht, Netherlands however is thriving. The nearby St Monica's Church bearing the patronage of St Augustine's mother was not so lucky. It was closed on 25 June 1972 after a Pontifical Mass celebrated by Cardinal Alfrink.
  • Ernesto Portillo Jr. : Piece of paper brings closure to his parents' wartime ordeal

    12/31/2005 10:12:38 AM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 331+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Dec 31, 2005 | Ernesto Portillo Jr.
    For all of Joel Gordiejew's62 years, he has lived with a hidden, somber history. He was born in German-occupied Poland during World War II. His birth certificate carries the Nazi swastika. His parents were forced to work in Nazi slave camps. They were overworked and abused, he said. His maternal grandfather was separated from the family during the war and was never seen again. After the war ended in 1945, his family lived as refugees in Poland and Germany. In 1949 Gordiejew's family came to the United States, where their fortunes improved. But over the years Gordiejew's parents said little...
  • Analysis: Closure of Gaza Strip breaches PM's promise to Rice

    12/05/2005 1:34:41 PM PST · by Esther Ruth · 8 replies · 294+ views ^ | Last update - 21:48 05/12/2005 | Akiva Eldar, Haaretz Correspondent
    Last update - 21:48 05/12/2005 Analysis: Closure of Gaza Strip breaches PM's promise to Rice By Akiva Eldar, Haaretz Correspondent One of the retaliatory steps recommended by Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz in the wake of the suicide bombing in Netanya on Monday, is to impose a closure on the Gaza Strip, only allowing the passage of goods via the Karni crossing. The passage of workers via the Erez crossing would therefore be prohibited. This step contravenes an agreement reached between Israel and the Palestinian Authority which allows Israel to shut down a Gaza Strip border crossing for passage only in...
  • Mother Reads Daughter's Vietnam Diaries... 35 Years Later

    10/07/2005 10:03:15 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 36 replies · 655+ views
    KCBD NewsChannel 11 ^ | 6 October 2005 | Staff
    A personal diary can be powerful reading and Wednesday at Texas Tech, the Tram family was moved to tears. A U.S. soldier saved Doctor Dang Thuy Tram's diaries after she was killed in the Vietnam War and, after all these years, her family read them for the first time Wednesday. Thuy's Sister Kim describes her sister saying, "My sister was a very gentle girl and liked music and painting." Thuy was a Vietnamese physician in her late twenties when she left for her country's war-torn jungles in winter of 1966. Her sister Phuong recalls it was a very cold winter...
  • Commission makes San Antonio's sweet deal even sweeter (Lackland, Brooks, Fort Sam Houston)

    08/25/2005 3:38:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 643+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 8/25/05 | T.A. BADGER
    Commission makes San Antonio's sweet deal even sweeter By T.A. BADGER Associated Press Writer SAN ANTONIO ó Things looked sweet for San Antonio under the Pentagon's proposed base-closure plan. This week's voting made it even sweeter. While the nine-member Base Closure and Realignment Commission voted Thursday to end the military's presence at Brooks City-Base, it overrode the Defense Department's recommendations by keeping one of Brooks' key medical research missions and some 300 jobs in San Antonio. That vote came a day after the commission opted to keep the 800-job Cryptologic Systems Group, which services communications equipment for federal intelligence agencies,...
  • WSJ: Brac Pack - The nasty politics of base closing.

    08/25/2005 5:39:04 AM PDT · by OESY · 15 replies · 772+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 25, 2005 | Editorial
    When then-House Republican backbencher Dick Armey came up with the concept of an independent base-closing commission in the mid-1980s, the idea was to make it easier for the political system to do the right thing... As we're seeing in the current round of base closings, even the Armey method is having a hard time surviving the ability of Members to sabotage the process.... The Pentagon has proposed closing a record 62 major bases and 775 small installations to save $48.8 billion over 20 years and reposition the armed forces to face current threats.... Before the Brac Commission was even in...
  • States fight BRAC

    07/18/2005 2:20:36 PM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 15 replies · 581+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | July 18, 2005 | Jeff Quinton
    By Jeff Quinton Special to World Defense Review The Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) committee process is always approached with trepidation by civilian leadership in military communities across the United States. There was a great deal of national table-talk regarding the preparations states and communities made in an attempt to stave off the closure of local bases, and lots of discussion surrounding the initial reactions after the list was released earlier this year. Let's now take a look at the various ways in which states and communities attempt to save their bases already slated for closing. Like the previous BRAC...
  • Pentagon Wants 33 Major Military Bases Closed

    05/13/2005 9:06:15 AM PDT · by bookworm100 · 26 replies · 1,381+ views
    FOX News ^ | May 13, 2005 | Mike Emanuel & Liza Porteus (FOX News), AP
    WASHINGTON ó The Defense Department (search) on Friday proposed shutting down 33 of the 318 major military bases across the United States. The proposal triggers the first round of base closures in a decade and kicks off an intense struggle by communities and lawmakers to save their facilities. Aside from the 33 bases recommended for closure, another 29 based are being recommended for realignment. More than 775 other smaller military installations, including National Guard and Reserve facilities, will also be closed or realigned, according to the recommendations.
  • The Waiting Game

    05/08/2005 10:22:53 AM PDT · by dokmad · 10 replies · 568+ views
    Maine ^ | May 8, 2005 | By ELBERT AULL, Portland Press Herald Writer
    The waiting game By ELBERT AULL, Portland Press Herald Writer Copyright © 2005 Blethen Maine Newspapers Inc. Rick Tetrev and Charles Chasse moved to their towns for work. Over the years the two men developed bonds that made them want to grow old in their communities - Tetrev in Brunswick and Chasse in Sanford. Both now face the possibility of leaving the towns they love if the state's Navy bases are closed. For Tetrev, closing Brunswick Naval Air Station means he would lose the benefits of staying close to a military base after retirement, from the sense of community to...
  • Lawmakers have much to lose -- politically -- from base closings

    04/27/2005 5:13:33 AM PDT · by SheLion · 8 replies · 317+ views ^ | 4-27-05 | Liz Sidoti
    Administration aides say President Bush has been clear that national security -- not politics -- should dictate which bases are closed.
  • Thousands of Palestinians stranded [Stuck in Egypt!]

    01/14/2005 7:30:06 AM PST · by Alouette · 17 replies · 476+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jan. 14, 2005 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    Thousands of Palestinians from the Gaza Strip have been left stranded on the Egyptian side of Rafah for more than a month after the IDF closed down the crossing border following a terrorist attack that killed five soldiers. Palestinian Authority officials in the Gaza Strip told The Jerusalem Post Thursday that some 10,000 people have been waiting in Egypt for permission to return home since December 13, when a joint Fatah-Hamas terrorist cell attacked an IDF outpost near the Rafah crossing border. Israel has since closed the crossing border for security reasons, preventing the passengers from entering to the Gaza...

    11/04/2004 2:14:21 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 643+ views
    The United States of America needs you right now! The election is over, it was a dogfight, and my fangs were bared as much as any. If you were a democrat, independent, a Kerry-supporting republican, or a member of any other political group, and anything I said in any editorials hurt or offended you, I apologize. It is now time for us all to come together in unified resolve to support our commander-in-chief and our troops. Our fight is over, but the war is not. As a Vietnam veteran, I personally still have issues with John F. Kerry, which most-likely...
  • My blog

    07/17/2004 10:33:12 AM PDT · by Gillibrand · 1 replies · 211+ views
    New blog reporting closures of Catholic Churches with robust commentary
  • Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz declares full closure on territories

    03/04/2004 12:03:21 PM PST · by yonif · 4 replies · 140+ views
    Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz declares full closure on territories in wake of 56 terror attack warnings (Haaretz)
  • Political uproar over army's 'political' talk (Gen. Ya'alon may be sacked by PM Sharon)

    10/29/2003 3:02:02 PM PST · by anotherview · 9 replies · 205+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 29 October 2003 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Oct. 29, 2003 Political uproar over army's 'political' talk By JPOST.COM STAFF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Moshe Ya'alon Photo: AP Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Wednesday called for the resignation of the 'senior military official' who told Israeli media that Israel's closure policies in the West Bank and Gaza Strip were "working against Israel's strategic interests," before he knew that the senior military official was none other than IDF Chief of General Staff Lt. Gen. Moshe Ya'alon. On Tuesday, columnists from three Israeli newspapers were called in for a briefing with "senior military officials," later identified by Israeli television...