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  • Man who tried to rob Waffle House with an AK-47 is shot by customer (Texas)

    07/13/2016 12:02:04 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 94 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 13, 2016 | Will Axford
    <p>A man with an AK-47 who robbed customers at a Waffle House in Texas is on life support after being shot by a customer with a licensed handgun.</p> <p>According to the DeSoto Police Department, Antione Cooper, 26, entered the restaurant in the 1500 block of North Beckley Avenue at 2:30 a.m. Thursday. Patrons at the Waffle House told police Cooper robbed several customers before leaving the restaurant and entering the parking lot.</p>
  • Have We Found the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island?

    12/10/2013 4:32:10 PM PST · by Theoria · 60 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 06 Dec 2013 | Tanya Basu
    Remote-sensing techniques have unearthed clues to the fate of settlers who mysteriously disappeared. It's a mystery that has intrigued Americans for centuries: What happened to the lost colonists of North Carolina's Roanoke Island? (See "America's Lost Colony.") The settlers, who arrived in 1587, disappeared in 1590, leaving behind only two clues: the words "Croatoan" carved into a fort's gatepost and "Cro" etched into a tree.Theories about the disappearance have ranged from an annihilating disease to a violent rampage by local Native American tribes. Previous digs have turned up some information and artifacts from the original colonists but very little about...
  • Long Live The Pig!

    05/29/2013 5:01:34 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 125 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-29-13 | Dave The Sage
    Domesticated swine and Western Civilization go back a long way together. The domestic pig was being raised in Europe by about 1500 BC. Rome improved pig breeding and spread them throughout their empire. The early Christians increasingly abandoned the Jewish ban on the eating of pork by about 50 AD and it’s been the celebrated ‘other white meat’ ever since. Pigs and the discovery of the New World went hand in hand. Christopher Columbus took eight pigs on his voyage to Cuba in 1493 at Queen Isabella’s insistence. Hernando de Soto brought America’s first thirteen pigs to Tampa Bay, Fla.,...
  • America's First Christmas 1539, Tallahassee, Florida

    03/29/2012 2:30:01 PM PDT · by First Christmas · 4 replies
    The sixteenth century Spaniard, Hernando de Soto, is remembered by historians for his exploration of the southeastern United States, which began in Florida. A former mercenary soldier in the conquest of Central and South America, he hoped to increase his notoriety and fortune by leading an expedition through parts of North America. In the end, De Soto’s army spent over four years and covered 4,000 miles in its quest for gold and new territory to colonize. Neither resulted from his efforts. With approval from the Spanish Crown, De Soto assembled his expedition. He financed the endeavor himself with the understanding...
  • Tracing The Name of the "Appalachian" Mountains

    08/30/2009 1:14:52 PM PDT · by jay1949 · 10 replies · 737+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | August 30, 2009 | Jay Henderson
    Europeans named the southern mountains after the Apalchen or Apalachen tribe of natives. How did the name progress from "Apalchen" to "Appalachia" and "Appalachian Mountains?" By the whims of cartographers and geographers, it seems. The steps from "Apalchen" to "Appalachian" can be traced by referring to vintage maps which provide names for the mountains of the East.
  • The Lost City of Cahokia

    01/17/2006 2:01:14 PM PST · by robowombat · 63 replies · 3,979+ views
    Humanities | September/October 2004 | Emmett Berg
    The Lost City of Cahokia Ancient Tribes of the Mississippi Brought to Life By Emmett Berg The city of Cahokia, in modern-day Illinois, had a population of twenty thousand at its pinnacle in the 1300s. With pyramids, mounds, and several large ceremonial areas, Cahokia was the hub of a way of life for millions of Native Americans before the society's decline and devastation by foreign diseases. Representatives from eleven tribes are working alongside archaeologists and anthropologists to assist the Art Institute of Chicago in developing an exhibition that explores artistic and cultural themes of a major branch of pre-Columbian civilization--the...
  • Scholars study lost city of Mabila at UA

    09/30/2006 12:31:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies · 287+ views
    Tuscaloosa News ^ | September 29. 2006 3:30AM | Adam Jones
    It's believed to be the largest battle between Europeans and Native Americans north of the Rio Grande, but the city of Mabila remains lost... A team of historians, archeologists and geologists have come to the University of Alabama for three days to study the battle.. Their aim, though, isn't to find the city, but to compile everything known, for possible future excavations, said Jim Knight, a UA anthropology professor who helped organize the conference... Finding Mabila means addressing a host of problems ranging from suspect accounts of De Soto's expedition to the possibility that modern dams may have flooded the...
  • De Soto discovery could change history books

    07/09/2012 7:05:53 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 38 replies
    Ocala [FL] Star Banner ^ | July 8, 2012 | Fred Hiers
    Hernando De Soto's route through Florida is as elusive to modern archaeologists as the gold the famed Spanish explorer sought throughout the southeastern United States. Ever since De Soto's 600 men set foot on the shores of Tampa Bay, arriving from Cuba almost 500 years ago, historians have debated the exact direction of his failed treasure-hunting expeditions as far north as Tennessee and North Carolina. But in north Marion County, an archaeologist has found what his contemporaries deem rarer than the gold De Soto was seeking — physical evidence of the explorer's precise journey through Marion County and enough information...
  • Conquistador Was Deep in U.S.: "Stunning" Jewelry Find Redraws Route?

    11/04/2011 4:45:15 AM PDT · by Renfield · 59 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 11-1-2011 | Ker Than
    Under a former Native American village in Georgia, deep inside what's now the U.S., archaeologists say they've found 16th-century jewelry and other Spanish artifacts. The discovery suggests an expedition led by conquistador Hernando de Soto ventured far off its presumed course—which took the men from Florida to Missouri—and engaged in ceremonies in a thatched, pyramid-like temple. The discovery could redraw the map of de Soto's 1539-41 march into North America, where he hoped to replicate Spain's overthrow of the Inca Empire in South America. There, the conquistador had served at the side of leader Francisco Pizarro...
  • RE: Jesus Huerta de Soto: one world under Gold

    06/17/2010 6:32:12 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 5 replies · 106+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | June 17th, 201 | Ellie Velinska
    It is an honor for me to receive a response from Mr. Jesus Huerta de Soto regarding my opinion article concerning his vision about gold as the only world currency in the future. I am posting his response in full below: Dear Ellie, Just two points on your “comments” on my proposal: a) Printing the money necessary to consolidate current demand deposits and equivalents is not inflationary, as the new bank notes would be entirely “sterilized” as 100 per cent collateral to existing demand deposits. b) In a sense you are right that my plan (as any other “practical” to...
  • The UN's $7 Trillion Socialist Scam

    02/11/2006 6:02:20 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 51 replies · 1,658+ views ^ | February 10, 2006 | Joseph Klein
    The United Nations says it can end poverty, stop global warming, and end the threat of contagious disease while also unlocking $7 trillion of hidden wealth from developing nations in the process. If this sounds too good to be true, that’s because it is. In a new book launched with great fanfare at last month’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, The New Public Finance: Responding to Global Challenges, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) claims to offer “innovative financial mechanisms that could dramatically reduce the cost of managing global risks can now be implemented by governments across the world.”...
  • Evidence found in Ga. of Spanish explorer's trail- Hernando de Soto in Georgia

    11/05/2009 3:53:22 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 27 replies · 4,923+ views
    hosted ^ | Nov. 5, 2009
    An archaeologist says excavations in southern Georgia have turned up beads, metal tools and other artifacts that may pinpoint part of the elusive trail of the 16th-century Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto. Dennis Blanton of the Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta was scheduled to present his findings Thursday to the Southeastern Archaeological Conference in Mobile, Ala. Excavations since 2006 in rural Telfair County uncovered remains of an Indian settlement along with nine pea-sized glass beads and six metal objects, including three iron tools and a silver pendant. Blanton says the artifacts are consistent with items Spanish explorers traded...
  • The lost tribe of South Carolina

    07/05/2009 11:49:30 AM PDT · by BGHater · 15 replies · 1,131+ views
    The State ^ | 05 July 2009 | JOEY HOLLEMAN
    Cofitachequi: We can’t pronounce it, we don’t know exactly where it is, but the importance of this Native American mound city is clear. North Carolina has the Lost Colony, a 16th-century legend that draws the curious to the longest running outdoor theater production in North America. The desert Southwest has the Anasazi, the native culture that vanished in the 14th century and is celebrated at a dozen National Park Service sites. South Carolina has a combination of the two — Cofitachequi. Ever heard of it? Cofitachequi is mentioned in third-grade S.C. history books, and there’s a diorama about it at...
  • Discovery might rewrite history of Spaniards in Georgia

    11/12/2007 1:40:48 PM PST · by BGHater · 10 replies · 711+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 12 Nov 2007 | Mark Davis
    What a high school girl found in 6 inches of South Georgia dirt last year may help rewrite the history of Europeans' earliest forays into the great, green New World that greeted them half a millennium ago.The discovery is a glass bead no larger than a pencil eraser. It and four other beads, plus two ancient slivers of iron, may prompt historians to reconsider the presence of Spaniards in Georgia five centuries ago. Archaeologist Dennis Blanton of the Fernbank Museum of Natural History considers the finds, which he could easily slip in his pocket, "world history in the making."Blanton, the...
  • Mysteries of Mauvilla[Alabama][Hernando De Soto Battle]

    07/27/2007 1:26:49 PM PDT · by BGHater · 8 replies · 1,799+ views
    The Press-Register ^ | 25 July 2007 | CONNIE BAGGETT
    Archaeologists continue debate, search for battle site lost for centuries in Alabama It's out there. Somewhere underneath cat claw briars or mud flats or even modern subdivision tracts, there are shards of Spanish metal, burned clay and a palisaded wall waiting to be found, answering one of the South's famous mysteries: Where is Mauvilla? Historians gleaning descriptions from written accounts of Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto's expedition across the South say the earliest and bloodiest battle between Europeans and Indians happened at Mauvilla, a fortified village that researchers spell a variety of other ways, including Mabila and Mavila. It sat...
  • Archaeologist Says Clarke County Site May Be Lost De Soto Battleground

    05/24/2007 3:27:26 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 998+ views
    MobilePress-Register ^ | 5-24-2007 | Connie Baggett
    Archaeologist says Clarke County site may be lost De Soto battleground Thursday, May 24, 2007By CONNIE BAGGETTStaff Reporter A Mobile archaeologist said this week that he believes he has found a site in southern Clarke County that could be the Indian stronghold Mauvilla, where Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto fought a bloody battle in the mid-1500s. If he is correct, he has solved a mystery that for decades left others with false leads and dashed hopes. Andrew Holmes, who works as a archaeological field technician for Barry Vittor and Associates conducting environmental assessments at construction projects, said he used a...
  • DeSoto jobless rate is lowest (MS)

    07/25/2006 9:46:22 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 18 replies · 1,252+ views
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 7/25/06 | press services
    After slipping for the past couple of months, DeSoto County once again laid claim in June to the lowest unemployment rate among Mississippi's 82 counties, according to unadjusted figures released Monday. DeSoto, which typically has among the state's lowest figures, held steady between May and June at 4.6 percent. But other counties that had posted lower numbers in May inched up to move DeSoto back into the top spot. Statewide, the unemployment rate rose by six-tenths of a percentage point from May to 8 percent. "The seasonal influx of students into the summertime work force was largely responsible for the...
  • Tennis team grabs medals at state tournament

    05/27/2006 9:04:51 PM PDT · by viccim · 1 replies · 179+ views
    DeSoto Explorer ^ | Thursday, May 25, 2006 | Joel Reichenberger
    The state tennis tournament began and ended in exactly the same way for Dan Hoschouer and Andy Edwards -- Andrew Kahley and Isaac Chambers from Smokey Valley celebrated at the De Soto pair's expense. It was what happened in between that made the experience special, however. Hoschouer and Edwards (29-8) finished sixth in last weekend's 2006 state tennis tournament in Pratt. Losing only their first match on the first day and their final match on the second day, the pair used three consecutive wins through the middle of the tournament to earn their first state medals and propel the De...
  • Miss. gun bill draws bead on Memphis 'riffraff'

    01/14/2006 6:16:18 PM PST · by Sybeck1 · 45 replies · 1,204+ views
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | January 14, 2006 | Rob Robertson
    Would ease curbs on shooting of trespassers; DeSoto senator cites nasty neighbors JACKSON, Miss. -- A bill passed Friday by the Mississippi House and companion legislation in the Senate would loosen the legal restrictions on when people may shoot trespassers in their homes, businesses or cars. House Bill 882, which passed by a resounding 104-12 vote after about an hour of debate, changes the language in state law so that a citizen who uses deadly force under specific circumstances is presumed to have acted reasonably. All of DeSoto County's representatives voted for the bill, which now moves to the Senate...
  • DeSoto deputies find drugs; 2 charged; girl, 17, among pictured

    12/10/2005 6:32:18 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 16 replies · 800+ views
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | December 10, 2005 | William C. Bayne
    DeSoto County deputies seized boxes of videos and photographs of young girls posing nude from a farmhouse in western DeSoto County on Friday afternoon, including photos of a Hernando teen whose disappearance sparked an intensive search early this week. Charged late Friday were Stephen C. Cooper, 36, with dissemination of sexually oriented material of a minor and Danny Wayne Moore, 48, with sexual battery. Both lived in the home. They are being held at the DeSoto County Jail in Hernando on $100,000 bond each. Other charges are pending. Investigators acting on a warrant also found whips, chains and handcuffs during...