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  • Protesters climb DC crane, call for resistance to Trump

    01/25/2017 12:49:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 42 replies
    fox25boston ^ | January 25, 2017 | BEN NUCKOLS, AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The morning after President Donald Trump issued orders to delay environmental rules and restart pipeline projects, Greenpeace protesters climbed a 270-foot construction crane blocks from the White House and unfurled a massive orange and yellow banner with the word, "RESIST." A spokesman for the environmental group, Travis Nichols, said the protesters are encouraging resistance to Trump and his agenda. A Greenpeace statement said the demonstration is "calling for those who want to resist Trump's attacks on environmental, social, economic, and educational justice to contribute to a better America." Police closed three city blocks to traffic around the...
  • Greenpeace protesters scaling crane at construction site in Washington D.C.

    01/25/2017 7:22:07 AM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 26 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Jan 25, 2017 | Jessica Schladbeck
    A Greenpeace spokesperson told Fox 5 the climbers are part of the non-governmental organization which strives to engage with the public on global environmental issues and that they intend to hang a banner from the crane that reads "Resist."
  • Georgia Runoff Third District 7/26/2016 Results Thread

    07/26/2016 4:14:27 PM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 13 replies
    Self | 7/26/2016 | Self
    Georgia Runoff Third District 7/26/2016 Results Thread Mike Crane versus Drew Ferguson for the Boehner ally Lynn Westmoreland seat (Georgia 3rd). Anyone know a good place to get an up to date count?
  • Crane Calls for Special Session to Override Governor’s Veto (Georgia)

    03/28/2016 10:39:51 AM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 28 replies
    Mike Crane for Congress website ^ | 3/28/2016 | State Sen. Mike Crane
    Crane Calls for Special Session to Override Governor’s Veto March 28, 2016 “Today, we saw exactly why our government needs committed conservatives who never stop fighting to protect the Constitution. The announcement by Governor Deal is another example of how the political class is bought and paid for by corporations and lobbyists. Rather than standing up and protecting the 1st Amendment, the political class would rather sacrifice those rights to keep the money flowing. It is fair to note, that Governor Deal voted in favor of the Federal RFRA when in Congress. A RFRA that is far stronger than what...
  • Jeff Sessions Weighs In on ICE vs. Rubio: Chris Crane Is an American Hero

    02/20/2016 1:00:35 PM PST · by MLL · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/20/2016 | Julia Hahn
    On Friday Breitbart News published an exclusive interview with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Council President Chris Crane. In the interview, Crane details how "law enforcement was treated like absolute trash" by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and the Gang of Eight, who "saw law enforcement as the enemy." Crane, who is himself an ICE officer of 13 years, was also a U.S. Marine and is a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, as well as a lifetime member of the the American Legion. In response to Crane's interview, Marco Rubio appeared on Fox News and denounced Crane and...
  • Construction crane collapses in lower Manhattan, killing at least one person

    02/05/2016 6:40:07 AM PST · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    Daily news MSN ^ | February 5, 2016
    One person was killed and another was critically injured when a construction crane tumbled onto a Tribeca street Friday morning, officials said. The crane fell on a row of parked cars when it toppled over on Worth St. near Church St. about 8:30 a.m. as heavy snow fell onto the city. One person died at the scene, officials. A second person was trapped inside a vehicle and was freed by responding firefighters.
  • At least 52 dead in crane accident in Mecca's Grand Mosque - Saudi civil defence

    09/11/2015 10:03:19 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 55 replies
    It said nearly 30 people were injured as well. The Muslim annual Haj pilgrimage is due later this month.
  • Brave bird fights off double tiger attack to emerge victorious at China zoo

    05/21/2015 8:12:24 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 15 replies
    itv ^ | 20 May 2015
    In a bird-vs-tiger death match, the winner might seem obvious - but one courageous crane managed to fight off his attackers after accidentally getting trapped in the big cat enclosure at a zoo in China. The red-crowned crane was blown into the tiger garden by a sudden, strong wind during a public display at the Fuyang Wildlife Park in Zhejiang Province. Two of the resident cats immediately took an interest in the possibility of an afternoon snack, and began chasing the bird down. Not to be defeated, however, the crane squared up to the predators and began chasing them instead....
  • Former Illinois congressman Phil Crane dies

    11/09/2014 9:22:10 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 2 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 9, 2014 | By Katherine Skiba, Tribune reporter and not Steelers6
    "His accomplishments, and his lifelong pursuit of conservative principles, will have a lasting effect for generations to come: from his work on the Ways and Means Committee and the Republican Study Committee, to his work founding the Heritage Foundation and leading the American Conservative Union. He fought for lower taxes, a simplified tax code, free-market principles, and free trade."
  • Former Illinois congressman Phil Crane dies

    11/09/2014 3:20:03 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 9, 2014 | Katherine Skiba
    Longtime Illinois Congressman Phillip Crane, a northwest suburban Republican who championed conservative principles and once ran for president, died Saturday in Maryland, according to family.. Crane, who suffered from congestive heart failure and lung cancer, died of respiratory failure in a daughter's home in Jefferson, Md., according to another daughter, Catherine Hott, of Berryville, Va.
  • ICE Union head calls for congressional investigations into administration’s ICE policies [AUDIO]

    09/02/2013 10:06:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 2, 2013 | Caroline May
    the head of the union representing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents called on Congress to investigate the administration’s immigration policies. “With regard to our government in general, I mean right now, that’s our problem with our immigration system,” National ICE Council President Chris Crane said. “[The problem] is not our immigration system, it’s our government, and it’s the ability of a president of the United States to ignore the laws enacted by Congress.” “And it doesn’t matter what type of legislation we pass, until we address that problem, we will never have an immigration system that works,” he...
  • Sources: Crane Operator In Building Collapse Had Pot, Painkiller In His System

    06/07/2013 1:39:32 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 48 replies
    CBSPhilly ^ | 6/7/2013 | Walt Hunter
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Sources tell CBS 3 that blood tests on the crane operator involved with Wednesday’s deadly building collapse in Center City detected the presence of a prescription painkiller and marijuana. The blood, along with urine, was taken from 42-year-old Sean Benschop at the hospital approximately two hours after the collapse at 22nd and Market Streets, which killed six people and injured 13. (See Related Story) Sources say investigators also noticed that Benschop, who has a history of 11 prior arrests, including a conviction for possession and dealing drugs, was speaking in what police considered an unusually slow, quiet...
  • 6-year old brings Quarter-sized toy gun on bus, threatened with detention and suspension

    05/29/2013 4:09:51 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 25 replies ^ | 5-29-2013 | William A. Jacobson
    My wife screamed “sick in the head” when we saw this on the local news tonight.We’ve previously covered the gun-shaped breakfast pastry and a pencil pointed like a gun.Now this:A Palmer, Massachusetts, 6-year old faced dentionand suspension, and was forced to write an apology letter for bringing a GI Joe Lego toy gun the size of a Quarter onto a school bus:[Video]Via WHDH ABC: A plastic LEGO-sized gun caused a disturbance on a Old Mill Pond Elementary School bus Friday morning.Mieke Crane is the mother of the 6-year-old kindergarten student who brought the gun on the bus.“I think they over-reacted...
  • ICE Agent Suing Obama: 'Mr. President, You've Overstepped Your Boundaries'

    05/07/2013 6:36:30 AM PDT · by montag813 · 13 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-07-2013 | John Hill
    ICE Agent Crane to Obama: "Mr. President, you've overstepped your boundaries. It's your job to enforce the law, it's Congress' job to enact the law."- Last week, ICE union chief Chris Crane won a stunning initial court victory in his lawsuit against the Obama Administration. As we reported, Federal Judge Federal Judge Reed O’Connor told the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that they had no power to refuse to deport illegal aliens, and that he was likely to strike down Obama’s virtual “DACA” amnesty for millions of illegal aliens. The ruling stunned Washington, and Crane’s lawsuit could derail Obama’s four-year...
  • Disgusted ICE Agent Faces Down ‘Gang of Eight’ in Dramatic Senate Testimony (Video)

    04/27/2013 10:01:13 AM PDT · by montag813 · 43 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-27-2013 | John Hill
    “Never before have I seen such contempt for law enforcement officers as what I’ve seen from the Gang of Eight” - Chris Crane, ICE Agent union president.- Last week, ICE union chief Chris Crane won a stunning initial court victory in his lawsuit against the Obama Administration. As we reported, Federal Judge Federal Judge Reed O’Connor told the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that they had no power to refuse to deport illegal aliens, and that he was likely to strike down Obama's virtual "DACA" amnesty for millions of illegal aliens. The ruling stunned Washington, and Crane's lawsuit could derail...
  • Judge Sides With ICE Agents: Says Obama Admin. Can't Refuse to Deport Illegal Aliens

    04/24/2013 8:20:21 PM PDT · by montag813 · 25 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-25-2013 | John Hill
    Above: ICE Union President Chris Crane, who filed the lawsuit against DHS.- In a stunning order, a federal judge Wednesday said that the Obama administration is likely violating the law by telling immigration agents and officers not to arrest illegal aliens they deem "low priority", in a lawsuit brought by ICE agents that could derail Obama’s plan to undermine immigration enforcement nationwide.Federal Judge Reed O'Connor said in a court order Tuesday that Congress, not the president, sets priority for arresting illegal immigrants, and said the law requires them to be put in deportation proceedings.“The court finds that DHS does not...
  • Helicopter Crashes Into Crane In London

    01/16/2013 12:56:14 AM PST · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    A helicopter has crashed into a crane in Vauxhall, south London, plummeting into the ground. The crash involved two cars and an unknown number of people, London Fire Service said. Sky sources said one person was aboard the aircraft, which is believed to be an Augusta 109.
  • Crane Collapses From Building Under Construction In Midtown

    10/29/2012 1:17:04 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    CBS New York ^ | October 29,2012
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The FDNY is at a high-rise under construction in Midtown where a crane has collapsed. The call came in around 2:30 p.m. Monday at the building on West 57th Street. The top of the crane, about 75-stories up, could be seen dangling down from the luxury building. WATCH LIVE: CBS 2 | LISTEN NOW: 1010 WINS | WCBS 880 All residents of buildings on West 57th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues have been ordered to move to lower floors. All others have been told to avoid the area. There is no falling debris, but the...
  • Putin Might Hang Glide With Cranes

    09/05/2012 10:04:46 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 27 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | September, 5 2012
    President Vladimir Putin might go hang gliding with a flock of Siberian cranes as part of an event aimed at preserving the endangered species "The pilot's role is that of the flock's leader," said Yury Markin, head of the Oka State Biosphere Nature Reserve in the Ryazan region. "They show the flight route [to the cranes]." If Putin decides to glide with the cranes, he will wear a white coat and an artificial beak so that the birds can recognize him as one of their own, Markin said, Russian News Service radio reported. He added that such suits had...
  • Crane topples in Bethesda family’s yard

    07/09/2012 5:43:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 8, 2012 | Meredith Somers
    The week had been difficult enough for the Weinberger family after a rare derecho storm knocked out power to their Bethesda home for four nights and an enormous oak tree had been toppled by the wind into their roof. And that was before a heavy duty crane tipped over in their yard. “We had a lovely driveway, a beautiful lawn you could host Wimbledon on,” said Lauren Weinberger with a laugh, as she chatted by phone on Sunday.
  • Japan: U.S. offers unmanned chopper to help remove Fukushima spent fuel(install giant cranes)

    04/16/2011 3:18:25 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Kyodo News ^ | 04/17/11
    U.S. offers unmanned chopper to help remove Fukushima spent fuel TOKYO, April 17, Kyodo The U.S. government has told Japan that it can use a U.S. unmanned cargo transport helicopter to set up cranes to remove spent fuel rods from storage pools at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, Japanese and U.S. sources close to the matter said Saturday. The K-MAX helicopter, developed jointly by Lockheed Martin Corp. and KAMAN Aerospace Group of the United States, is being considered to set up the huge cranes. The proposal has been communicated to the unified command headquarters set up by the Japanese...
  • Chinese ship 'arrested' in Portsmouth crane mishap

    02/25/2011 6:53:42 AM PST · by csvset · 8 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | February 25, 2011 | Robert McCabe
    The U.S. Marshals Service has "arrested" a Chinese ship after a crane aboard the vessel damaged a towering new container crane at APM Terminals in Portsmouth. The arrest came after the Virginia Port Authority and its operating affiliate sued the Chinese company that made and delivered two new cranes. The suit in Norfolk's federal court seeks $14.65 million in damages. The court then issued an arrest warrant for the ship. While still berthed at APM Terminals, it's now in federal custody. "From the time that it's under arrest, it belongs to the United States Marshals Service - until the courts...
  • 'Frasier' Spinoff? Kelsey Grammer 'Seriously Thinking About That'

    09/02/2010 5:38:29 AM PDT · by tlb · 17 replies
    t v squad ^ | Sep 1st 2010 | Jean Bentley
    The actor Tweeted last month about the possibility of catching up with a new generation of the the Crane family, the New York Post reports. "Maybe it is time for a Frasier reunion," Grammer wrote. "(It's) very interesting to say the least... maybe a Frasier reunion on like a new show seriously thinking about that !!!." Grammer solicited opinions from his Twitter followers about the possibility of a spinoff. "I'm now really thinking maybe a spin-off of Frasier?" he wrote. "How would u feel about that with like my son and (Frasier's fictional brother) Niles' sibling? Cameos by old cast?"
  • Planes Train Endangered Cranes To Migrate

    01/23/2010 6:42:38 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 31 replies · 1,219+ views
    npr. ^ | January 23,
    As the early-morning fog cleared at the Dunnellon airport in Marion County, Fla., and the temperatures slowly rose, 8-year-old Edon Palchar waited with his family to see whooping cranes for the very first time. The cranes, guided by an ultralight aircraft, were on their way to their winter homes at a wildlife refuge in Florida this week. Experts say there are only 350 of these rare birds left in the world. Their arrival is becoming an annual spectacle that draws thousands of bird lovers. Watching Live And On The Web For Edon Palchar, the coolest thing about the cranes is...
  • Photo: 'Miracle' sandhill crane survives after arrow shot

    04/01/2009 11:08:36 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 17 replies · 532+ views
    sfgate ^ | March 31, 2009
    A sandhill crane that was captured in central Wisconsin with an arrow through her body is due to be released after what a veteran bird rehabilitator calls a truly amazing recovery. Bird watcher Don Darnell from Eden Prairie, Minn., spotted the crane standing by the road near Wisconsin Rapids as he and his wife were driving through last Labor Day weekend.
  • 4 dead, 6 injured in Houston crane collapse

    07/18/2008 4:05:31 PM PDT · by xcamel · 39 replies · 190+ views
    (p)MSNBC ^ | 7/18/2008 | staff
    MSNBC News Services updated 34 minutes ago HOUSTON - The largest mobile crane in the nation collapsed at a Houston oil refinery Friday, killing four workers and injuring six others, a company vice president said. The crane, capable of lifting 800,000 pounds, fell over at a LyondellBasell refinery in southeast Houston about 2 p.m. The large crane fell on or knocked a smaller, nearby crane. Witnesses said an alarm sounded, and employees ran to a lunch tent that was designated as an emergency evacuation area. However, the crane toppled on top of the tent, killing some inside, KRPC-TV, an NBC...
  • Senior NYC crane inspector accused of corruption (arrested)

    06/06/2008 1:38:46 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 22 replies · 166+ views
    apgoogle ^ | 06/06/08 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — A veteran New York City crane inspector has been arrested on charges of taking thousands in dollars of bribes and falsifying reports. James Delayo, an assistant chief inspector with the city's cranes and derricks division, is charged with collecting thousands of dollars in bribes from a crane company. The city's Department of Investigation said Friday that Delayo tampered with licensing exams by providing the answers for crane operator exams to a crane company. The city says Delayo's alleged conduct has nothing to do with the two crane collapses that killed nine people since March.
  • Crane Collapse In Manhattan

    05/30/2008 5:44:39 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 142 replies · 325+ views
    foxny ^ | 05/30/08 | foxny -- One person was killed in a crane collapse at a construction site at 354 91st Street near 1st. Avenue in Manhattan. The Associated Press reports that people have been pulled from the debris. Fox 5 Assignment Editor Jonathan Cohen was a block away and heard a large rumbling sound.
  • City Inspector Is Charged in Crane Case

    03/20/2008 3:07:25 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies · 542+ views
    New York Times ^ | 3/20/08 | Sewell Chan
    Updated, 5:55 p.m. | A Buildings Department inspector, Edward J. Marquette, has been arrested and charged with lying to New York City authorities about inspecting the crane that collapsed on Saturday afternoon, killing seven people, injuring dozens of others and causing widespread property damage. Officials issued a stern warning that corrupt workers will be punished, but said the failure to inspect the crane on March 4 was almost certainly not a factor in the deadly collapse, which officials think may have been caused by the failure of a nylon strap, which led to a large steel collar coming loose. Rose...
  • Crane Collapse in Manhattan Kills at Least 4

    03/15/2008 10:05:48 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 882+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 16, 2008 | ROBERT D. McFADDEN
    A crane towering over a high-rise construction site on the East Side of Manhattan collapsed in a roar of rending steel Saturday afternoon, raining death and destruction across a city block as it slashed down on an apartment building, broke into sections, crushed a town house and cut away a tenement facade. At least four people were killed and more than a dozen others were injured, and damage was expected to run into the millions of dollars in what the authorities called one of the city’s worst accidents — a calamity that turned a neighborhood near the United Nations into...
  • Firefighters to Work Through Night as Crane Collapse Rescue Continues (NYC)

    03/15/2008 6:11:31 PM PDT · by firebrand · 29 replies · 1,573+ views
    NY1 ^ | March 15, 2008
    Four people are dead, more than a dozen were injured and at least one person remains trapped in the rubble of a crane collapse in Midtown Saturday in what the mayor called "one of the worst [construction accidents] the city has had." Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta said firefighters will continue the rescue effort through the night in a "painstaking, hand operation, as they try to remove the rubble. Four construction workers were killed when the 15-story crane apparatus collapsed onto a four-story brick townhouse at 305 East 50th Street between First and Second Avenues at about 2:22 p.m. Saturday. Juan...
  • Crane Collapses In Midtown; 4 Dead

    03/15/2008 2:52:06 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 57 replies · 2,855+ views ^ | 03/15/08 | wnbc
    NEW YORK -- A massive crane has collapsed onto several neighboring buildings on the east side of Manhattan, killing at least four people, firefighters said. Fatal Crane Collapse At least nine others were injured, three critically. A full rescue operation is under way in the rubble-strewn area near 51st Street and Second Avenue. Chopper 4 images show that at least three buildings seem to be directly affected by the collapse, while at least another three buildings sustained collateral damage. One small, brick apartment building appeared to have been completely crushed by the falling wreckage. The crane, about 19 stories tall,...
  • Remembering our Army at war in Korea

    03/11/2007 8:01:05 PM PDT · by WSGilcrest · 7 replies · 440+ views
    (snip) During the stalemate in March 1952, elements of the 40th Infantry Division were occupying positions on the central front. Among the men assigned was Episcopal Chaplain Robert M. Crane. The 40th Division was a National Guard unit that had relieved the 24th Infantry Division little more than a month before. Although Crane, like many of the men he served, had had previous Army experience, his second tour had begun only 12 months earlier. He spent most of that time in Japan where the two National Guard divisions, the 40th and the 45th, trained and provided security while high-level commanders...
  • Endangered Crane Survives Florida Storm (1)

    02/04/2007 8:09:48 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 531+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 2-5-2007 | Carrie Antlfinger
    Endangered Crane Survives Florida Storms Monday February 5, 2007 2:01 AM By CARRIE ANTLFINGER Associated Press Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) - A whooping crane was spotted alive on Sunday after it was believed killed with 17 others in severe Florida storms, according to an organizer of a migratory project. Organizers received a signal from a transmitter on the young male crane on Saturday night and again on Sunday near where the endangered birds were kept in Citrus County, Fla. Later Sunday, they saw the survivor with two sandhill cranes, said Rachel Levin, a spokeswoman with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service....
  • One killed when construction crane collapses in Bellevue

    11/17/2006 6:20:36 AM PST · by Ramius · 30 replies · 710+ views
    Northwest Cable News ^ | 11-17-2006 | NWCN
    One killed when construction crane collapses in Bellevue 10:31 PM PST on Thursday, November 16, 2006 KING A construction crane collapse in downtown Bellevue Thursday evening. BELLEVUE, Wash. - One person was killed when a construction crane collapsed Thursday night at about 7:45 p.m. in downtown Bellevue on 180th Avenue NE near NE 4th Street. The west side of Pinnacle Bell Centre Apartments was torn away when the crane came down. The dead person was found in the top floor of the apartment building, Bellevue Fire Department Lt. Bruce Kroon said. The top floor of the Pinnacle Bell Centre...
  • Foley, Pirro, Allen - Political Set-Ups?

    10/03/2006 9:28:02 AM PDT · by DocFarmer · 74 replies · 2,937+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | 10/03/2006 | Doc Farmer
    Foley, Pirro, Allen - Political Set-Ups? Written by Doc Farmer Tuesday, October 03, 2006 File this article under "Things That Make You Go Hmmm...." First of all, let me make my meaning plain -- Former House Representative Mark Foley is a bastard. He's a scumbag. He's a sleazy pervert. He's a disgrace. I don't care if he laid a finger on any congressional pages or not. His Instant Messages were disgusting, and he had no business using his position of power to "flirt" with underage boys (or girls, if he were so inclined). I do, however, have to ask this...
  • Execution of a teenage girl (What will libs do when there are REAL moral police?)

    07/27/2006 7:24:08 PM PDT · by jwalburg · 30 replies · 1,740+ views
    BBC News ^ | July 27, 2006
    A television documentary team has pieced together details surrounding the case of a 16-year-old girl, executed two years ago in Iran. Atefah Sahaaleh: wrongly described as being 22 years old On 15 August, 2004, Atefah Sahaaleh was hanged in a public square in the Iranian city of Neka. Her death sentence was imposed for "crimes against chastity". The state-run newspaper accused her of adultery and described her as 22 years old. But she was not married - and she was just 16. Sharia Law In terms of the number of people executed by the state in 2004, Iran is estimated...
  • Suburban Bliss (The Battle For Suburban Voters in Illinois)

    03/24/2006 9:45:00 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 18 replies · 612+ views
    National Journal ^ | March 23, 2006 | John Mercurio,
    Republicans took a step toward political revival Tuesday in Illinois, where they nominated viable moderates (relatively speaking) in two key races. Performances this fall by Judy Baar Topinka and David McSweeney, while isolated to specific races, could say a lot about how Republicans fare in midterms elections. Not just in the Land of Lincoln, but in suburbs across the country. Putting a higher priority on victory than ideology, GOP primary voters chose Topinka, a polka-dancing, cigarette-smoking, foul-mouthed moderate with ties to disgraced former Gov. George Ryan (R), over two buttoned-down conservatives vying to challenge Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D), in what...
  • Boulder Man Dies In Crane Stunt (Darwin Award Nominee)

    12/06/2005 12:27:23 PM PST · by kingattax · 17 replies · 411+ views ^ | December 6, 2005
    Police: Man Swung From Crane Into Side Of BuildingBOULDER, Colo. -- A 22-year-old man was killed early Tuesday morning when he swung from a large crane and hit a building. According to University of Colorado police, the accident happened about 3:13 a.m. in the area of 18th Street and Colorado Avenue. Police said the victim and another man climbed a construction crane at the CU-Boulder ATLAS Building site and attached climbing ropes to it. The man who was killed swung across 18th Street and hit the side of the CU power plant building. Police said a wind gust might have...
  • USNS Red Cloud Transports Generators, Crane for Hurricane Recovery

    09/19/2005 4:55:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 317+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Sep 19, 2005 | unattributed
    NAPLES, Italy (NNS) -- Military Sealift Command (MSC) ship USNS Red Cloud (T-AKR 313) is carrying generators and a crane to the U.S. Gulf Coast region to support Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts. Donated by the Department of Defense, the $1.9 million worth of equipment was loaded aboard the ship at Naval Station Rota, Spain, Sept. 9-10. The equipment will be offloaded in southern Texas, where it will be transported by ground to hard-hit areas of Louisiana and Alabama. Two large diesel generators will be used to power hospitals in Louisiana, while two others will power hospitals in Alabama. Five other...
  • Update: Suspect brought safely down (Suspect Still Perched Atop Atlanta Crane)

    05/27/2005 11:54:14 AM PDT · by El Conservador · 68 replies · 1,253+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 27, 2005 | SORAYA NADIA McDONALD
    ATLANTA - A homicide suspect remained perched on an 18-story construction crane for a third day Friday, holding police at bay and causing a spectacle in the heart of the city's entertainment district. A plea from his sister, offers of food and a plan to have him jump onto air bags hadn't resolved the standoff. The man, identified as Carl Edward Roland, got onto the crane around 5 p.m. Wednesday and told police he was thinking of killing himself by jumping, police spokesman Sgt. John Quigley said. "When he's ready to come down, he'll come down — one way or...
  • Crane climber shuts down Peachtree

    05/26/2005 9:43:46 PM PDT · by Wally_Kalbacken · 10 replies · 1,163+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 05/26/05 | By MIKE MORRIS , BILL MONTGOMERY, BILL TORPY
    Crane climber shuts down PeachtreeMan identified as murder suspect from Florida By MIKE MORRIS , BILL MONTGOMERY, BILL TORPYThe Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionPublished on: 05/26/05 The sister of a Florida murder suspect perched 350 feet above a Buckhead intersection pleaded for her brother to surrender this afternoon.Tawana Roland, who said she is the younger sister of 41-year-old Carl Edward Roland, appeared at the condominium construction site after receiving a call from detectives. Carl Roland   John Spink/AJC A man identified as Carl Roland stands atop a crane high above Buckhead as police officers try to talk him into coming down.    ...

    11/04/2004 6:36:51 AM PST · by Monterrosa-24 · 37 replies · 1,045+ views
    NPR | 3 Nov 04 | Radio Commentary
    The lanquid voices of NPR's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED were celebrating the defeat of longtime conservative Republican Phil Crane. This information was mentioned twice during a twenty minute span of covering the outcome of the election. While many of us would consider that anyone who had served over three decades in the House had served long enough we would have to make an exception for Phil Crane who has been one of the greats of conservative activism. He is also a very nice fellow, a handsome man, has a great sense of humor, and goes the extra mile to make us...
  • Incumbents who lost their bid for re-election

    11/04/2004 12:06:19 AM PST · by miltonim · 1 replies · 522+ views
    Incumbents who lost their bid for re-election: Georgia House 12. Republican Congressman Max Burns defeated by Democrat John Barrow Illinois House 8. Republican Congressman Philip Crane defeated by Democrat Melissa Bean Indiana Governor. Democratic Governor Joe Kernan defeated by Republican Mitch Daniels Indiana House 9. Democratic Congressman Baron Hill defeated by Republican Mike Sodrel New Hampshire Governor. Republican Governor Craig Benson defeated by Democrat John Lynch South Dakota Senate Class 3. Democratic Senator Tom Daschle defeated by Republican John Thune Texas House 1. Democratic Congressman Max Sandlin defeated by Republican Louis Gohmert Texas House 2. Democratic Congressman Nick Lampson defeated...
  • Bush-Cheney ’04 Statement by Cindy Crane, Mother of Three Sons Serving in Iraq

    10/26/2004 1:20:29 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 5 replies · 828+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | October 26, 2004
    DENVER, CO – Today Cindy Crane, a military mom, released the following statement: “President Bush's speech in Greeley today makes me feel more strongly than ever that he is the man America needs in the Oval Office. He has shown us his strength in the War on Terror. He will lead my three boys and the rest of our troops to victory. “John Kerry continues to demonstrate that he is weak -- he still can't even decide whether Saddam Hussein was a threat to the United States. I want my friends and neighbors here in Colorado to remember that this...
  • GOP fears party woes may be getting to Crane [Illinois house race]

    10/10/2004 7:51:55 AM PDT · by SJackson · 296+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 10, 2004 | Rudolph Bush
    For 35 years, Ronald Cerotzke and his wife, Joanne, have cast their ballots for U.S. Rep. Phil Crane, but this year the Arlington Heights couple are thinking it's time for a change. Sitting in the Wauconda American Legion, in the center of Crane's hometown and just blocks from his campaign office, the Cerotzkes said they had heard enough about problem stories about Republican candidates this year. They were particularly bothered about Crane's habit of taking lobbyist-sponsored trips and staying away from his own district. "He doesn't live here. He lives in Virginia," Ronald Cerotzke said. ....snip.... Despite Crane's considerable advantages,...
  • Upstart Crane Vies for State Senate

    08/21/2004 5:08:25 PM PDT · by DixieOklahoma · 1 replies · 205+ views
    NBC ^ | 8/21/2004 | The Associated Press
    ATLANTA (AP) -- Mike Crane carried more than 3,000 signatures to the state Capitol in hopes of becoming the first Southern Party of Georgia candidate on the ballot. Wearing a baseball cap with the old Georgia flag and its Confederate battle emblem, Crane guarded closely the petitions gathered during more than 200 hours of standing outside grocery stores and going door-to-door across a seven-county north Georgia state Senate district. Crane rubbed his beard and gave a sad grin after getting the news. Rejected. The Secretary of State's office, after weeks of review, deemed Friday that not enough of the signatures...
  • Local Farmers Gather to Announce Central Maine Regional Farm Families for BC04 Leadership Team

    06/18/2004 1:48:18 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 3 replies · 377+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | June 18, 2004
    EXETER, ME – Today, Maine Farm Families for Bush-Cheney ’04 State Chair Walt Whitcomb, state Sen. Betty Lou Mitchell, state Rep. Jeff Tardy and local farmers gathered to announce the Central Maine leadership members of the statewide Bush-Cheney ’04 farming coalition. “Maine farmers work hard day in and day out to earn a living, and they know President Bush is working hard to support our industry and our way of life,” Whitcomb said. “President Bush’s strong record and steady leadership is rallying farmers across the state who are eager to support President Bush and work together for his re-election...
  • VVAW and the Anti-intelligence Lobby

    03/25/2004 1:38:18 PM PST · by Fedora · 4 replies · 328+ views
    Covert Cadre: Inside the Institute for Policy Studies (publisher: Green Hill Publishers, Inc.) | 1987 | S. Stephen Powell
    From S. Stephen Powell, Covert Cadre: Inside the Institute for Policy Studies, 1987, 65-66: Organizing Committee for a Fifth Estate, and CounterspyPhilip Agee and Victor Marchetti, along with members of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War, launched the journal CounterSpy, under the aegis of the Organizing Committee for a Fifth Estate (OC-5). OC-5 stated that its purpose was to develop an "alternative intelligence community. . .with the flexibility of employing both revolutionary and reformist methods. In an early CounterSpy article, "Exposing the CIA", Agree spelled out the OC-5 program: "The most effective and important systematic efforts to combat the CIA...
  • Confederate flag raises hackles

    09/04/2003 5:18:29 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 32 replies · 294+ views
    Tri-City Herald ^ | August 30th, 2003 | Jeff St. John
    For years, Kennewick-based crane company Lampson International has flown a Confederate flag, along with an American flag, a Washington state flag and a corporate flag in front of its building in the Big Pasco Industrial Area.Lampson employees put up the Confederate flag as an expression of Southern pride, said Bill Lampson, company president. He said he's never received any complaints about it."We have some people who are damn fine Americans that are proud of their heritage," he said. "There's nothing else that's meant by it, and there never will be."But to Albert Wilkins, pastor of Morningstar Missionary Baptist Church in...