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  • Police end dig for up to 7 missing girls’ remains in Michigan

    05/15/2018 2:47:58 PM PDT · by BBell · 4 replies ^ | 5/15/18 | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER
    MACOMB TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Police looking for the remains of up to seven girls who have been missing for decades stopping digging Tuesday in suburban Detroit, suspending a multi-day effort while they decide whether to search elsewhere in Michigan or resume the excavation in roughly the same area. Authorities repeatedly have said they're confident they will solve the cold cases, raising the hopes of anxious family members who are desperate to learn what happened to their loved ones. The timeout could last a week, Warren Mayor James Fouts told The Associated Press. "I'm disappointed, obviously, there was not a...
  • Awaiting Trump's coal comeback, miners reject retraining

    11/01/2017 2:59:08 PM PDT · by central_va · 18 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 11/1/17 | Valerie Volcovici
    When Mike Sylvester entered a career training center earlier this year in southwestern Pennsylvania, he found more than one hundred federally funded courses covering everything from computer programming to nursing. He settled instead on something familiar: a coal mining course. "I think there is a coal comeback,” said the 33-year-old son of a miner. Despite broad consensus about coal's bleak future, a years-long effort to diversify the economy of this hard-hit region away from mining is stumbling, with Obama-era jobs retraining classes undersubscribed and future programs at risk under President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget. Trump has promised to revive...
  • Jerusalem: Incredible archaeological find brings Bible to life [Psalms 85]

    12/02/2015 1:06:22 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 46 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 12/2/2015 | Ari Soffer
    Archaeologists digging just south of Jerusalem's Temple Mount have made a historic discovery, unearthing the first-ever seal impression of an Israelite or Judean king ever exposed in situ in a scientific archaeological excavation. The discovery, made by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Institute of Archaeology under the direction of Dr. Eilat Mazar during Ophel excavations at the foot of the southern wall of the Temple Mount, is an impression of the royal seal of the Biblical King Hezekiah, who reigned between 727–698 BCE. Measuring 9.7 X 8.6 mm, the oval impression was imprinted on a 3 mm thick soft bulla...
  • Planned Parenthood Gets Body Parts by Shooting Babies Through the Heart With Poison to Kill Them

    07/29/2015 1:48:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    life news ^ | Jul 29, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    By now millions of Americans have seen the expose videos showing Planned Parenthood doctors facilitating and arranging for the ale of aborted baby body parts. The shocking undercover footage has resulted in efforts to de-fund Planned Parenthood and multiple state investigations. But how does the abortion business obtain the body parts of aborted babies to sell to biotech firms who eventually sell them to research firms and universities? It turns out that Planned Parenthood shoots unborn babies with through the heart with poison to kill them — preserving their bodies enough to use the body for research down the road....
  • Dig -- A new TV series based in Jerusalem, Israel.

    03/20/2015 4:21:56 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 18 replies
    Peter, an FBI agent stationed in Jerusalem who, while investigating a murder of a young female archaeologist, uncovers a conspiracy 2000 years in the making.
  • The Big Dig: Fed Data Shows Households Attack Mountain of Debt

    11/29/2011 10:13:07 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 12 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | November 29,2011 | Daniel Gross
    The long slog continues. The feature of the post-crisis economy has been a two-speed recovery. As a group, companies have done extremely well. Corporate profits and cash holdings are at record highs. The stock market has bounced back smartly since the lows of March 2009. But consumers haven't done quite as well. For consumers, it takes a lot longer to restructure debt. Families can't fire their kids, or walk away from financial commitments so easily. For most families, the biggest fixed cost is generally housing. And while it's possible to cut housing costs by defaulting, or refinancing, or downsizing, people...
  • Mammoth remains discovered near Castroville

    03/25/2011 4:00:12 AM PDT · by csvset · 14 replies
    The bones of a juvenile Ice Age Columbian mammoth have been found in a field near Castroville, the first discovery of its kind in Monterey County. The remains were uncovered by earthmoving equipment in December, said Mark Hylkema, Santa Cruz District archaeologist for the state Department of Parks. The precise location of the find is being kept under wraps to discourage souvenir hunters from damaging, looting or contaminating the site. Hylkema has specialized in the study of Native American culture on the Central Coast. He is recommending that a controlled excavation of the site be done "with a particular goal...
  • Feds threaten man on oiled Florida beach: "ILLEGAL TO DIG" -- NO SAND CASTLES
  • Indian villager takes 14 years to dig tunnel through mountain

    12/18/2009 2:53:04 PM PST · by posterchild · 56 replies · 2,721+ views
    Guardian ^ | Dec 1, 2009 | Randeep Ramesh
    An Indian villager burrowed for 14 years with a hammer and chisel to cut a tunnel through a mountain so that his neighbours could reach nearby fields and he could park his truck outside his home. Ramchandra Das, 53, who lives in eastern Bihar state, carved a 10m-long, 4m-wide tunnel through the hill range from his village of Kewati. Das took up the Herculean task after villagers found the 7km trek over the mountain increasingly arduous. When the authorities refused to help to cut the journey time, Das began carving his way through the earth in the direction of the...
  • Barney Frank takes dig at Bachmann following health care protest

    11/06/2009 1:46:05 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 77 replies · 2,793+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 11-6-09 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — Democratic Rep. Barney Frank took a dig Friday at the Republican lawmaker who organized a protest by conservatives against health care legislation. Frank, a Massachusetts liberal, told an audience: "Some of the people (at the rally) that wanted to engage me in conversation appeared to have been the losers in the 'Are you smarter than Michele Bachmann contest?'."
  • 'Breakthrough' At Stonehenge Dig

    04/09/2008 2:07:22 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 58+ views
    BBC ^ | 4-9-2008 | Rebecca Morelle
    'Breakthrough' at Stonehenge dig By Rebecca Morelle Science reporter, BBC News (Go To The BBC Site To View The Video)Professor Darvill explains what is happening at the Stonehenge dig Archaeologists carrying out an excavation at Stonehenge say they have broken through to a layer that may finally explain why the site was built. The team has reached sockets that once held bluestones - smaller stones, most now missing or uprooted, which formed the site's original structure. The researchers believe that the bluestones could reveal that Stonehenge was once a place of healing. The dig is the first to take place...
  • Archaeologist Begin Historic Stonehenge Dig

    03/31/2008 3:07:36 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 607+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-31-2008 | Nic Fleming
    Archaeologists begin historic Stonehenge dig By Nic Fleming, Science Correspondent Last Updated: 3:38pm BST 31/03/2008 Archaeologists began a historic dig on Monday which they hope will unlock the ancient secrets of Stonehenge once and for all. The researchers started digging a trench to examine the first stones erected at the site – the first excavation at the monument to be given the go-ahead for 44 years. Professors Geoffrey Wainwright (right) and Tim Darvill hope to unlock ancient secrets Samples recovered from the pit will provide material that could allow the team to date the start of work on the landmark...
  • At Jerusalem dig, archaeologists get a peek at palatial gardens

    03/26/2008 4:52:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies · 632+ views
    CNS ^ | March 26, 2008 | Karin Kloosterman
    JERUSALEM (CNS) -- Ancient kings, armies, prophets and pilgrims have made their mark on the ancient hills of Jerusalem and have left behind some of the world's most important archaeological finds. But with every stone overturned, puzzling questions about the history of modern Western civilization come to light. This is especially true at the Tel Aviv University-owned site of Ramat Rachel, an archaeological site from biblical times. For that reason, Jewish and Christian archaeologists, theologians and volunteers come to dig there year after year. Clues revealed by last year's dig, such as elaborate underground water tunnels, pools, pipes and gutters,...
  • Archaeologist Dig May Have Found Chumash Home Foundation

    02/11/2008 3:05:40 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 97+ views
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 2-11-2008
    Archaeologist dig may have found Chumash home foundation The Associated Press Article Launched: 02/11/2008 05:28:15 AM PST SANTA BARBARA, Calif.—Archaeologists digging in a garden at the Santa Barbara Mission may have unearthed the complete stone foundation of a Chumash house. The dig is expected to be completed Wednesday under the watchful eyes of American Indian representatives. The foundation of the home is believed to be part of what's left of a Chumash village at the site, which is at the northeastern edge of an Indian pueblo at the mission. Much of the village remains were destroyed over the years. In...
  • Berlin Dig Finds City Older Than Thought

    01/31/2008 6:45:24 AM PST · by blam · 20 replies · 98+ views
    Yahoo News - AP ^ | 1-30-2008 | David Risin
    Berlin dig finds city older than thought By DAVID RISING, Associated Press Writer Wed Jan 30, 1:59 PM ET BERLIN - An archaeological dig in downtown Berlin has uncovered evidence that the German capital is at least 45 years older than had previously been established, authorities said Wednesday. During excavation work last week in the Mitte district, archaeologists uncovered a wooden beam from an ancient earthen cellar, said Karin Wagner of the city-state's office for historical preservation. It was in exceptionally good condition, having lain under the water table for centuries, and scientists were able to determine from a sample...
  • Walker Archaeological Dig Unearths More Finds (Minnesota)

    11/11/2007 8:36:14 AM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 395+ views - Pilot Independent ^ | 11-9-2007 | Gail De Boer
    Walker archeological dig unearths more finds Gail De Boer, Pilot Independent Published Friday, November 09, 2007 Despite not having as much time as he’d hoped to work at the Walker Hill site this summer, Leech Lake Heritage Sites (LLHS) program director and tribal archaeologist Thor Olmanson says it was a productive and exciting season. “We have boxes of things to go through this winter,” he declared Nov. 1, as he showed off recent “finds.” In 2004, LLHS, a for-profit archaeological consulting firm owned by the Leech Lake Band, was brought in to study the site chosen for the new Walker...
  • Dig Uncovers Ancient Desert Dwellers (Australia)

    11/01/2007 1:35:49 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 112+ views
    Science Alert ^ | 11-2-2007
    Dig uncovers ancient desert dwellers Friday, 02 November 2007 University of New England New archaeological evidence, published in October in the journal Australian Aboriginal Studies, reveals that Aboriginal people visited the Watarrka Plateau, south-west of Alice Springs, 13,000 years ago. Archaeologists Dr June Ross from the University of New England and Dr Mike Smith from the National Museum of Australia were dropped by helicopter on the Watarrka Plateau as part of a survey of rock art in the Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park. "The new finds were unexpected," said Dr Ross (who is pictured here at the Watarrka site). "We...
  • Mammoth graveyard may someday be open to public

    09/20/2007 6:21:38 AM PDT · by Dysart · 49 replies · 199+ views
    Star-Telegram ^ | 9-20-07 | R.A. DYER
    WACO -- Not far from modest suburban homes in the middle of some thick Texas woods lies a secret boneyard.Surrounded by a tall chain-link fence and covered by what looks like a red-and-white circus tent, the site contains the remains of towering monsters. Remains of at least 25 mammoths, signs of a big saber-toothed cat and a long extinct camel have been found at the site.This is the Waco Mammoth Site, a collection of prehistoric fossils embedded in the dirt not far from the Bosque River. The site could be a potent educational resource if it were not off-limits to...
  • Archaeologists Issue Urgent Warnings Against Temple Mount Dig

    08/30/2007 12:52:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 1,076+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Aug 30, 2007 | Hillel Fendel
    ( Top Israeli archaeologists held an emergency press conference on Thursday, warning that a Second Temple courtyard wall is in danger of being destroyed by the Arab excavations there. Members of the Committee to Prevent the Destruction of Temple Mount Antiquities warned that other artifacts could also be endangered by the unsupervised dig. ( Top Israeli archaeologists held an emergency press conference on Thursday, warning that a Second Temple courtyard wall is in danger of being destroyed by the Arab excavations there. Members of the Committee to Prevent the Destruction of Temple Mount Antiquities warned that other artifacts could also...
  • Russia Dig Finds 'Tsar's Family'

    08/24/2007 1:04:54 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 952+ views
    BBC ^ | 8-24-2007
    Russia dig finds 'tsar's family' 13-year-old Prince Alexei would have been the heir to the throne Russian archaeologists believe they may have found the remains of two children of Russia's last tsar, executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918. DNA tests will be carried out on the bones, thought to be those of Prince Alexei and his elder sister Maria. Archaeologists excavated ground close to the site in Yekaterinburg where the tsar, his wife and their three other daughters were found in 1991. The prosecutor-general is reopening an investigation into the case. Archaeologist Sergei Pogorelov says bullets found at the burial...