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  • Pearl Harbor survivor brings Vikings fans to their feet

    12/08/2014 7:21:16 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-7-14 | Brian Murphy
    Richard Thill survived Pearl Harbor and waited 73 years for an ovation many of his comrades would never hear. So a stubbornly long New York Jets drive and icy wind at TCF Bank Stadium could not ruin his moment. The Vikings salute military veterans during the first television timeout of the second quarter each home game. Thill was a special honoree Sunday, Dec. 7 -- a solemn anniversary in U.S. history, one he hopes never fades from memory. The 91-year-old St. Paul native was introduced with a video tribute that included an interview and familiar black-and-white newsreels that showed the...
  • December 7, Seventy Years Later

    12/07/2011 7:10:01 PM PST · by stolinsky · 6 replies
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 12-07-11 | stolinsky
      December 7, Seventy Years Later David C. Stolinsky Dec. 7, 2011 http://carlahoag.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/u-s-s-arizona-pearl-harbor.jpg December 7, 1941 − like September 11, 2001 − began with fine weather and bright sunshine. Both days began with complacent Americans who planned to spend the day in their usual, peaceful activities. Both days began with other people who had other plans. Both days ended with many Americans dead, and the rest awakened from their slumbers. December 7 was a Sunday. Some people slept late. Others went to church. Personnel at the U.S. Navy Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and at Hickam Army Airfield were...
  • Presidential Proclamation - National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

    12/07/2009 11:14:30 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 29 replies · 770+ views
    White House.gov ^ | Dec 4, 2009 | Barack Obama
    A PROCLAMATION President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared December 7, 1941, a "date which will live in infamy." With over 3,500 Americans killed or wounded, the surprise attack by the Imperial Japanese on Pearl Harbor was an attempt to break the American will and destroy our Pacific Fleet. They succeeded in doing neither. On National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, we pay tribute to the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, and we honor all those who selflessly served our Nation at home and abroad during World War II. On a tranquil Sunday morning, as war...
  • Obama branded 'Groveller-in-Chief' (for deep bow to Emperor's son who auth. Pearl Harbor attack)

    11/18/2009 5:19:02 PM PST · by Justaham · 7 replies · 448+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 11-18-09 | David Gardner
    President Obama has been branded the Groveller-in-Chief after giving an exaggerated bow to Japans emperor Akihito - the son of the ruler who authorised the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Coming so soon after Remembrance Day, the deep bow caused an outcry in the U.S. While it was seen as a sign of respect in Japan, Mr Obama was attacked in America for bowing and scraping to a foreign leader, particularly a Japanese one. Wartime scars are still raw for many Americans. The 6ft 2in Presidents mark of deference to the 5ft 5in emperor in Japan on Saturday dominated discussion...
  • Navy Signs Hoga Donation Contract (Surplus WWII Tug)

    07/29/2005 7:15:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 372+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | July 29, 2005 | unattributed
    Dionel Aviles, under secretary of the Navy, signed a donation contract July 28 officially transferring the historic, World War II harbor tug Hoga (YTB 146) to the city of North Little Rock, Ark., for the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum. The city plans to transport the vessel from the Maritime Administrations National Defense Reserve Fleet, in Suisun Bay, Calif., to a display site in North Little Rock, on the Arkansas River. Secretary of the Navy Gordon England said, This historic vessel serves as a testament to the unrelenting courage and fierce determination exhibited by Hoga's crew during the attack on Pearl...
  • USS ARIZONA : Keeping a vow

    12/08/2003 5:43:53 AM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 187+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 12/08/03 | Bob Purvis
    Photos by Kelly Presnell / Staff Navy League Sea Cadet Evan Dundas bows his head in prayer during the USS Arizona remembrance at the University of Arizona. Adm. Vern Clark pays homage. "For most of us the thought of all of that is just simply beyond comprehension," he said. 2,000 recall crew that gave all Before a large crowd gathered silently on the UA campus, the bell from the USS Arizona tolled in remembrance, marking the 62nd anniversary of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor. About 2,000 civilians and military personnel attended Sunday morning's event to recall the attack on...
  • Dec. 7 memories never fade.

    12/07/2003 6:50:14 AM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 149+ views
    Dec. 7 memories never fade: 'Man your battle stations' Photos by David Sanders / Staff Rex Bridgemon, with a 1942 photo of himself. When he made topside on Dec. 7, 1941, "all I could see was sinking and burning ships." Bridgemon holds a commemorative coin that Congress created for Pearl Harbor survivors. By Bonnie Henry He was eating a bowl of Post Toasties when the world changed. "I was in my storeroom. I had just come out with a bowl of cereal and a glass of milk in my other hand," says Rex Bridgemon, former petty officer second class aboard...
  • Human Events: Terrell Took Nap on Election Day

    12/26/2002 3:52:38 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 22 replies · 295+ views
    Human Events, Dec. 16, 2002, pp. 7, 14 | 12-26-02 | Theodore R.
    The conservative weekly "Human Events" reported in its Dec. 16 edition that LA Republican senatorial nominee Suzanne Terrell took a nap on the day of her general election against Democrat Mary Landrieu. While Terrell napped on Dec. 7, Landrieu "was shaking hands at McDonalds," HE reported. Moreover, the Landrieu campaigner, Donna Brazile, was in the process of organizing her turnout of black voters. Records indicate that black turnout actually INCREASED on Dec. 7, compared to Nov. 5, in LA, whereas white turnout DECLINED. HE reported that "many black ministers worked hard to turn out black voters, not an easy job...
  • Holloway Says He Regrets Democrat Congressonal Victory in LA

    12/17/2002 6:48:37 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 4 replies · 272+ views
    The Alexandria, LA, Daily Town Talk ^ | 12-17-02 | Sumrall, Bill
    <p>Holloway unhappy Democrat elected Stands behind Fletcher remarks Bill Sumrall / Staff Reporter Posted on December 17, 2002 FOREST HILL - As a Republican, Clyde Holloway is unhappy a Democrat was elected in the 5th Congressional District.</p> <p>But, Holloway still doesn't regret remarks he made about Lee Fletcher, the Republican candidate in the Dec. 7 runoff.</p>
  • Lest we Forget... December 7, 1941

    12/07/2002 10:34:20 PM PST · by Action-America · 23 replies · 759+ views
    Action America ^ | 12/7/02 | John Gaver
    Lest we Forget...December 7, 1941A day that will live in infamy... USS West Virginia in fire in Pearl Harbor Shortly before 8 AM on December 7, 1941, the Japanese Navy, employing the largest naval attack force ever assembled, launched an unprovoked, sneak attack on the US Pacific Fleet, that lay at rest at Pearl Harbor and on surrounding military bases. Within short order, 5 of the 8 battleships docked on "Battleship Row" were either sunk or sinking and the rest were severely damaged. Several other smaller ships and most of Hawaii's combat aircraft were damaged or destroyed, as well....
  • Remembering Pearl Harbor (A tribute to a USS Nevada veteran)

    12/07/2002 12:32:07 PM PST · by stratman1969 · 4 replies · 246+ views
    ChronWatch.com ^ | Dec. 6, 2002 | Kevin Willmann
    December 7, 1941. Sixty one years ago. It started out as a beautiful Sunday morning. Suddenly, a deadly sneak attack was waged on United States military installations by aircraft of the Imperial Japanese Navy. In the end nearly 2,500 in our armed services gave the ultimate sacrifice--their lives in the defense of Americas freedom. It was also a day when America arose from the slumber of Isolationism. Even Admiral Yamamoto, commander in chief of the Japanese Navy, admitted ''I fear all weve done is awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.'' Thus ''Remember Pearl Harbor'' became...
  • LA Senate Donations Report: Richards, EMK Give to Landrieu, GOP Committees to Terrell

    12/06/2002 5:49:17 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 310+ views
    The Shreveport (LA) Times ^ | 12-06=02 | Camire, Dennis
    GOP has edge in donations for U.S. Senate campaign Dennis Camire / Times Washington Bureau Posted on December 6, 2002 WASHINGTON - Trying to score one more political victory, Republican lawmakers and party committees have donated at least $311,000 to help Suzanne Haik Terrell unseat incumbent Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in the Senate race in Louisiana. At least 19 Republican senators, 15 GOP House members and 13 state Republican committees have chipped in to help Terrell during the past six weeks. Meanwhile, fewer Democrats have shipped less money to the Bayou State to aid Landrieu, who is in a contest...
  • Hot-Button Issues Emerge in Louisiana Senate Election

    12/05/2002 5:13:52 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 269+ views
    The Shreveport (LA) Times ^ | 12-05-02 | Hill, John
    Campaign brings up hot-button issues Abortion, gay rights, sugar imports among matters discussed John Hill / Louisiana Gannett News Posted on December 5, 2002 BATON ROUGE - As tension rises in the final hours before Saturday's voting, the U.S. Senate campaigns are bringing up hot-button issues of abortion, gay rights and sugar imports. U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Democrat, is being attacked for allegedly altering her pro-choice stance. Republican challenger Suzanne Haik Terrell is being attacked for allegedly changing her position on such gay issues as domestic partner benefits. U.S. Sen. John Breaux of Louisiana is among the rising chorus...
  • Final Runoff Debate in Fletcher-Alexander Race Focuses on Ads, Taxes

    12/04/2002 4:00:10 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 179+ views
    Monroe (LA) News-Star ^ | 12-04-02 | Colvin, John
    <p>The two candidates for the 5th Congressional District discussed negative campaign ads, tax hikes and whether the candidates had paid their taxes in a televised debate Tuesday night.</p> <p>"In the runoff, we were committed to clean ads," Fletcher said. "My opponent broke his word (not to run a negative campaign)."</p>
  • Bush Continues Push for Terrell in New Orleans

    12/04/2002 3:54:52 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 183+ views
    The Shreveport (LA) Times ^ | 12-04-02 | Staff
    Bush continues to New Orleans President calls Terrell ''qualified'' Posted on December 4, 2002 President George W. Bush sounded many of the same themes in his two-hour New Orleans stop as he did in Shreveport earlier Tuesday, but he served up a few more quips. Speaking for 25 minutes at a $1.3 million luncheon fund-raiser, he again offered a suggestion that voters send to the U.S. Senate fellow Republican Suzanne Haik Terrell "for the good of Louisiana and for the good of America." After allowing the applause to diminish, Bush then said Terrell is qualified. "Anybody who can raise three...
  • Lindy Boggs, Mother of Cokie Roberts, Endorses Senator Landrieu

    12/04/2002 3:51:59 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 15 replies · 408+ views
    The Shreveport (LA) Times ^ | 12-4-02 | Staff report
    Mary Landrieu touts Boggs endorsement Posted on December 4, 2002 NEW ORLEANS - Senate re-election candidate Mary Landrieu spent midday Tuesday eating red beans and rice with dockworkers at the same time her opponent and President George W. Bush were raising $1.3 million at a GOP fund-raiser luncheon. In tow for much of the day was fellow Democrat, Louisiana's senior senator, John Breaux. "We don't have fine china. We have plastic forks, not fancy silverware ... because many people we're talking to can't afford $20 for lunch let alone $2,000 a couple," Breaux said after eating a small plate of...
  • Bush Asks Louisiana: Elect Republican Senator

    12/04/2002 3:44:36 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 262+ views
    The Shreveport (LA) Times ^ | 12-4-02 | Hudelson, Jim
    President leads GOP's La. charge Thousands join Bush in rally for Terrell Posted on December 4, 2002 Jim Hudelson / The Times President George W. Bush led the GOP charge Tuesday into Shreveport's Hirsch Coliseum with a rally speech heavy on homeland security, economic recovery and the need for Louisianans to elect a Republican to the U.S. Senate. "The last time I was here was Sept. 11, 2001. I went to Barksdale Air Force Base," Bush said as a crowd of nearly 6,500 people applauded but then quickly fell silent. "Since that time, the world has seen the resolve of...
  • Polls Favor Landrieu, as Bush Sets Campaign Stops for Terrell

    12/01/2002 7:20:09 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 15 replies · 227+ views
    The Shreveport (LA) Times ^ | 12-1-02 | Hill, John
    U.S. Senate race still tight Polls favor Landrieu; Bush campaigns for Terrell John Hill / Louisiana Gannett News Posted on December 1, 2002 BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's cliffhanger U.S. Senate race enters the final week with a bang: a visit from President George W. Bush. Incumbent U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Democrat, and Republican challenger Suzanne Haik Terrell, state elections commissioner, stepped up the rhetoric and advertising as pollsters say the race is very close. Landrieu will spend the week traveling with popular U.S. Sen. John Breaux, D-La., who enjoys the same 73 percent approval rating as Bush, according to...
  • Tradition, Luck May Work to Reelect Senator Landrieu

    12/01/2002 7:16:34 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 11 replies · 258+ views
    The Shreveport (LA) Times ^ | 12-1-02 | Hill, John
    Landrieu follows long political tradition John Hill / Louisiana Gannett News Posted on December 1, 2002 CHAUVIN - In a recent campaign stop, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, her hands outstretched, looked at an aide in frustration. She was standing next to Maggie Kibodeaux, 48, under the picture of Kibodeaux's brother, Kenneth C. Boudreaux, the first Terrebonne Parish resident killed in the Vietnam War and for whom the Chauvin VFW Hall in which she was standing was named. Kibodeaux wanted a picture with Landrieu standing under her brother's portrait. Landrieu asked aide T. Bradley Keith to take the picture. "T., do...
  • Landrieu Shops, Proposes Tax Cuts in Monroe Visit

    11/30/2002 8:15:54 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 4 replies · 199+ views
    Monroe (LA) News-Star ^ | 11-30-02 | Evans, Robbie
    <p>Posted on November 30, 2002 U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., visited Pecanland Mall in Monroe on Friday to shop with family and talk to voters about her proposed tax cut plans.</p> <p>Landrieu, who was in Monroe to visit with family for the Thanksgiving holidays, said she took the opportunity to catch up on some holiday shopping and to greet northeastern Louisiana voters.</p>
  • Rep. McCrery, Formerly for Cooksey, Endorses Terrell's Senate Bid

    11/28/2002 4:12:43 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 230+ views
    The Shreveport (LA) Times ^ | 11-28-02 | Walker, Don
    McCrery throws support behind Terrell's election Don Walker / Staff Writer Posted on November 28, 2002 U.S. Congressman Jim McCrery, R-Fourth District, pitched his support behind GOP Senate hopeful Suzanne Haik Terrell on Wednesday with a "whole-hearted" endorsement and a big "Duh!" "We have a Republican president, a Republican House and a Republican Senate. Duh!" said McCrery on why Louisiana needs Republican representation in the Senate. "It's a no-brainer for the state. We already have one good Democratic senator in John Breaux. It would be smart for Louisiana to add a Republican senator. That way we can work both sides...
  • Absentee Voting Brisk for LA Senate General Election

    11/28/2002 4:07:02 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 8 replies · 337+ views
    The Shreveport (LA) Times ^ | 11-28-02 | Burton, Larry
    Absentee voting for Dec. 7 runoff is brisk Larry Burton / The Times Posted on November 28, 2002 Louisiana's U.S. Senate election isn't until Dec. 7 but a slew of people aren't waiting until then to vote. Registrars of voters across the state say absentee voting has been brisk this week. The lines at parish registrars' offices in Caddo and Bossier have occasionally spilled out the doors. Some people are voting early so they can go hunting on election day, some registrars report. Another reason: Some voters hope to attend a possible LSU championship football game on Dec. 7, according...
  • Bush to Campaign in Shreveport Next Week for Terrell

    11/26/2002 5:08:38 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 4 replies · 234+ views
    The Shreveport (LA) Times ^ | 11-26-02 | Walker, Don, and Hill, John
    Bush to visit Shreveport GOP hopes president''s La. stops push Terrell to Dec. 7 victory Don Walker / Staff Writer Posted on November 26, 2002 President George W. Bush will work to pad his party's one-vote lead in the U.S. Senate next week in Shreveport, drawing on his new political stature as a successful campaign closer to rally support for Republican hopeful Suzanne Haik Terrell. Terrell faces Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in the Dec. 7 runoff election. It will mark the president's first visit to Northwest Louisiana since Sept. 11, 2001, when he denounced the East Coast terrorist attacks in...
  • Senators Breaux, Landrieu Tour Small LA Cities Together

    11/25/2002 12:16:10 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 16 replies · 327+ views
    Minden, LA, Press-Herald ^ | 11-25-02 | Beavers, Josh
    Breaux, Landrieu tour Camp Minden; announce large grant awarded to Valentec Josh Beavers Managing Editor NEAR MINDEN - The 100 students of the Youth Challenge Program at Camp Minden received an unexpected yet pleasant surprise early Saturday morning when Louisiana's two U.S. senators dropped by to check on the camp's progress and give a report on future funding from the federal government. The visit was part of a north Louisiana blitz by Sen. Mary Landrieu and Sen. John Breaux before Landrieu's Dec. 7 runoff against challenger Suzanne Haik Terrell. The two senators spoke in Monroe, Shreveport and Lincoln Parish before...
  • LA Senate Candidates Jab During Shreveport Debate

    11/22/2002 5:18:33 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 5 replies · 179+ views
    The Shreveport (LA) Times ^ | 11-22-02 | Roland-Faust, Lisa
    Senate candidates jab during local debate Lisa Roland-Faust Posted on November 22, 2002 The two candidates battling for U.S. Senate spent much of an hourlong debate designed to focus on Northwest Louisiana issues bickering, a tone that has dominated the runoff since it began Nov. 6. U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and state Elections Commissioner Suzanne Haik Terrell faced off in the forum broadcast live by KTBS Channel 3 and were peppered with questions on issues ranging from prescription drug care to support for B-52 bombers. Both women spent much of their answer time taking verbal jabs at one another with...
  • Both LA Senate Candidates Offer Shortcomings to Voters

    11/21/2002 5:23:44 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 168+ views
    The Shreveport (LA) Times ^ | 11-21-02 | Turner, Dan
    Race pits Mary-come-lately ideas vs. Suzanne Terrell's bad buy Dan Turner Posted on November 21, 2002 She was an odds-on favorite to win in the first balloting until she began a precipitous fall about 10 days before the primary. Apparently feeling the heat generated by her campaign's downward slide, Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu now says she wants to offer a $100 billion payroll tax cut. Landrieu's pitch works like this: With the first $10,000 of a worker's salary exempt from the payroll tax, a single wage earner would accumulate a $765 tax break during a year; for a...
  • Cheney, Foster Campaign for Terrell in LA Senate Race

    11/19/2002 5:31:38 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 5 replies · 185+ views
    The Shreveport (LA) Times ^ | 11-19-02 | Hasten, Mike, and Hilburn, Greg
    Cheney visits LA to aid candidates Terrell, Fletcher campaigns gain financial support Mike Hasten Posted on November 19, 2002 LAFAYETTE - With the help of Vice President Dick Cheney and Gov. Mike Foster, Republican senatorial contender Suzanne Haik Terrell picked up about a quarter-million dollars at a rally here Monday to finance her runoff campaign. Terrell hopes to unseat incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Democrat, in the Dec. 7 runoff, and Cheney swept through Louisiana on Monday to lend support to Terrell and to 5th Congressional District candidate Lee Fletcher, R-Monroe. Cheney's first stop, earlier Monday, was in Monroe. Republican...
  • LA Senatorial General Election Could Cost $4 Million to Administer

    11/18/2002 5:35:52 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 179+ views
    The Laredo Morning Times ^ | 11-18-02 | Klass, Kym
    Runoff tab could hit $4 million Kym Klass / The Times Posted on November 18, 2002 Pushing Louisiana's U.S. Senate runoff to a December date could cost taxpayers as much as $4 million. The good news for local government is that because this is a federal election, the state is picking up the entire tab for staffing polling places and hauling around machines. That timing is not particularly good for the state, as the administration is cutting expenses and eyeing emergency funds to offset an $86 million deficit. Louisiana is under a federal court order to hold its U.S. Senate...
  • LA Senate Candidates Discuss Abortion on "Meet the Press"

    11/18/2002 5:32:25 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 8 replies · 152+ views
    The Shreveport (LA) Times ^ | 11-18-02 | Camire, Dennis
    U.S. Senate candidates differ on abortion issue Dennis Camire / Times Washington Bureau Posted on November 18, 2002 WASHINGTON - Incumbent Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana said Sunday she supports abortion rights, but with some limits, while her Republican challenger in the state's Senate runoff election, Suzanne Haik Terrell, said she would ban all abortions - with no exception for the life or health of the woman. The two met on NBC's Meet the Press as they searched for voters in advance of the Dec. 7 runoff election. The runoff is needed because none of the nine candidates in...
  • Few Policy Issues Said to Separate Landrieu from Terrell

    11/17/2002 11:38:13 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 19 replies · 226+ views
    The Shreveport (LA) Times ^ | 11-17-02 | Camire, Dennis
    U.S. Senate candidates talk about their positions Voters yet to focus on specific policy issues Dennis Camire / Times Washington Bureau Posted on November 17, 2002 No particular policy issue - such as national security or education - has surfaced in the U.S. Senate runoff between Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu and GOP challenger Suzanne Haik Terrell as a driving force to get Louisiana voters to the polls Dec. 7, according to political observers. So far, the talk about the race in the media, among political observers and by former candidates and political leaders has focused on the personalities of the...
  • LA General Election Campaign for Senate, House Will Cost Millions

    11/14/2002 5:42:15 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 250+ views
    Runoff races are bringing money to Louisiana The Associated Press Posted on November 14, 2002 Louisiana's two runoffs - one for U.S. Senate, the other for the 5th Congressional District - aren't just bringing national politicians to the state, they're also bringing money. "It's the same kind of economic development as tourism," said Bob Eisenstadt, an economist at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. "Money is flowing into the state, and a lot of those dollars are imported. That's the best kind because it's new money injected into the economy." U.S. Sen. John Breaux, a Democrat, predicted that as much...
  • LA Democrats Consider Jackson to Counter Cheney's Appearance for Terrell

    11/13/2002 5:38:48 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 9 replies · 216+ views
    Monroe (LA) News-Star ^ | 11-13-02 | Staff
    Officials planning Cheney visit Chuck Cannon Posted on November 13, 2002 Plans were still in the works Tuesday on the details surrounding Vice President Dick Cheney's proposed visit to Monroe on Monday. "We're still working on the details," said Dan Allen, a spokesman with the National Republican Senatorial Com-mittee. "It will probably be the end of the week before we have the details lined out." State Rep. Kay Kellogg Katz said Monroe residents are excited about Cheney's proposed visit. "We are extremely pleased that the vice president is coming to Monroe," Katz said. "I think it will be enough to...
  • LA Prepares for Senatorial "General Election" on Dec. 7

    11/07/2002 5:25:57 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 186+ views
    The Shreveport (LA) Times | 11-07-02 | Allen, Teddy
    La. voters face four more weeks of adversarial campaign Teddy Allen Posted on November 7, 2002 The familiar cry of "Four more years!" has become "Not four more weeks?!" as political ad-inundated voters beg for mercy. The runoff campaign between Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and Republican state Elections Commissioner Suzanne Haik Terrell won't end until Dec. 7. Though Republican control of the Senate is assured, "everybody's going to kill to get this other seat," said political analyst Elliot Stonecipher. U.S. Sen. John Breaux predicts $15 million could be spent on the runoff race. "I hear this a lot from...
  • Landrieu fall 4 Points Short of Outright Win in LA Senate Election

    11/06/2002 5:33:52 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 21 replies · 163+ views
    The Shreveport Times | 11-06-02 | Hill, John
    Landrieu vs. Terrell Louisiana voters to make final decision in Dec. 7 runoff; balance of power in U.S. Senate remains uncertain John Hill / Louisiana Gannett News Posted on November 6, 2002 BATON ROUGE - Sounding themes likely to be heard in their runoff campaigns, Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and Republican state Elections Commissioner Suzanne Haik Terrell greeted supporters ready for one last month of campaigning. Landrieu spoke from her election night party at the Fairmont Hotel in New Orleans shortly after 10 p.m. when she acknowledged Louisiana's U.S Senate race appeared headed to a runoff. Terrell, appearing from...
  • The USS Hoga, involved in the Pearl Harbor attack, now sits rusting in San Francisco

    03/28/2002 5:56:14 PM PST · by Bob Evans · 3 replies · 368+ views
    Honolulu Star-Bulletin Hawaii News ^ | Thursday, March 28, 2002
    CLICK TO SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS Thursday, March 28, 2002 FILE PHOTO / MAY 2001 The USS Hoga, involved in the Pearl Harbor attack, now sits rusting in San Francisco. Navy offers key WWII tugboat to isles A plan to preserve the USS Hoga must be devised by June 13 By Burl Burlingamebburlingame@starbulletin.com The U.S. Navy has given Hawaii until mid-June to approve a plan for preserving the Pearl Harbor attack veteran USS Hoga, otherwise the tugboat will go to other bidders in Arkansas or Florida or be scrapped. Museum officials and historians met yesterday at the USS Bowfin submarine...