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  • Tropical storm Douglas strengthens to a category 1 hurricane

    07/22/2020 12:04:51 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 26 replies
    khon2.com ^ | July 22, 2020 | KHON2 TV
    HONOLULU (KHON2) -- Tropical Storm Douglas has strengthened to a category 1 hurricane Wednesday, according to the Pacific Hurricane Center. This is the first hurricane of the 2020 eastern Pacific season, with wind speeds up to 75 mph. Douglas has resumed strengthening, after remaining steady for almost 24 hours. The system has developed a ragged eye during the past couple of hours. The system is expected to reach the islands beginning with Hawaii Island on late Sunday into early Monday.
  • House Speaker Michael Madigan calls for replacement of Stephen Douglas portrait in Illinois Capitol with one of Barack Obama

    07/09/2020 3:07:27 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 40 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | July 9, 2020 | Jamie Munks
    Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan on Thursday called for a portrait of the late Illinois U.S. Sen. Stephen Douglas in the Capitol’s House chamber to be removed and replaced with one of former President Barack Obama, whom he called “a more fitting representation of the modern-day Democratic Party.” Madigan also called for the removal of statues on the Illinois State Capitol grounds of both Douglas, a defender of slavery, and Pierre Menard, the first lieutenant governor and a slaveholder. The speaker’s call to take down the portrait and statues is part of a movement to remove memorials of historical figures...
  • Arrest made in murder of Toledo football player

    07/08/2020 2:15:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Toledo Blade ^ | July 8, 2020 | BRIAN BUCKEY AND ELLIE BUERK
    Toledo police on Wednesday arrested a man for the murder of University of Toledo junior football player Jahneil Douglas, who was shot and killed Tuesday night. Charged is Michael Mitchell, 24.
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones Reportedly Waited 20 Years to See Her Wedding Photos

    04/05/2020 11:52:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Harper's Bazaar via Yahoo ^ | 3/29/20 | Amy Mackelden
    Catherine Zeta-Jones got married almost 20 years ago, but she's reportedly only just seen her entire collection of wedding photos for the first time. According to the Daily Mail, the actress revealed that she'd never seen most of the official snaps from her nuptials. Zeta-Jones allegedly said, "I looked at the proofs and that was it - I never made an album. The photographer got in touch recently, so about three weeks ago I got to see all my wedding photographs. It was a wonderful day." While it's unclear why the Oscar-winning star had waited quite so long to see...
  • Best Presidential Candidate in 40 Years: Michael Douglas Hits the Campaign Trail for Bloomberg

    02/24/2020 6:11:28 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/23/2020 | Warner Todd Huston
    Actor Michael Douglas hit the campaign trail on Sunday for former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who Douglas calls “the best presidential candidate in 40 years.” The Fatal Attraction star appeared in Bloomberg’s hometown of Quincy, Massachusetts, and told the crowd, “This is really, truly one of the best candidates we’ve had running for office in 30 to 40 years,” the Boston Herald reported.
  • Memories of Kirk Douglas

    02/06/2020 2:25:11 AM PST · by Bender2 · 33 replies
    With the death of Kirk Douglas I cannot help but recall the creation of my screenplay I wrote for him and his son Michael.Back in 1978 I was out in Hollywood trying to peddle two of my screenplays and auditioning for any acting jobs I could. One of those auditions was for as a day player on The China Syndrome of which I did not get but did get to read before Michael Douglas as he was the producer-- My agent at the time back in Dallas, called me a week or so after that, saying she had heard that...
  • TMZ: Kirk Douglas, renowned actor and father of Michael Douglas, passes away at 103

    02/05/2020 3:31:38 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 224 replies
    Fox 6 now ^ | 5 FEB 2020 | Katie DeLong
    LOS ANGELES — Kirk Douglas, renowned actor and father of Michael Douglas, with a decorated career spanning more than six decades, died Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 103, TMZ reported. Kirk Douglas’ health had been in decline. In 1996, he suffered a stroke, but recovered most of his faculties. TMZ reported Wednesday the last time he was seen enjoying life was in April 2019 when he was “camping” in his grandson’s backyard. Douglas appeared in a few minor Broadway productions in the ’40s but then put his career on hold and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1941. After several years...
  • Florida sheriff fires 2 more deputies over Parkland response

    06/26/2019 2:11:01 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    UPI ^ | June 26, 2019 | By Clyde Hughes
    June 26 (UPI) -- South Florida investigators said Wednesday two more deputies have lost their jobs over the response to the 2018 shooting attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. In briefing reporters on an internal report, Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony said deputies Edward Eason and Josh Stambaugh were fired Tuesday for "neglect of duty." He did not detail their actions or why they were dismissed, however. Their terminations raised the total number of officers fired over the shooting to four. Tony said three other deputies who were also investigated were not disciplined. "As we conclude this...
  • Vintage war planes head to Europe to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day (TR)

    05/21/2019 7:46:24 AM PDT · by DFG · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/20/2019 | James Gordon
    The planes that dropped 24,000 American, British, and Canadian troops into Normandy on D-Day have taken to the skies once again to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the mission that laid the foundations for Allied victory over the Nazis. Twelves planes, including five C-47's bearing the black and white invasion stripes of Operation Overlord, left Connecticut on Sunday for their journey across the Atlantic to northern France. There, they will join 15 more planes to drop 250 D-Day paratroopers to reenact what was the largest seaborne invasion in history. On June 6, 1944, the planes dropped thousands of troops behind...
  • The Spookiest story in Vietnam: The AC-47 gunship (12 PHOTOS)

    08/08/2015 6:58:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies
    guns.com ^ | 8/7/2015 | Chris Eger
    Known variously as Puff the Magic Dragon, Dragonships or just Spooky, the AC-47 gunship, with its broadside battery of GE miniguns, was a sight to behold. In 1965 with the grunts on the ground needing as much persistent close in air support as could be spared, the Air Force went about converting a handful of World War II-era C-47 transports into lead slinging death dealers by attaching a number of General Electric GAU-2/M134 miniguns arranged to fire through the left-hand side of the plane at a target below.
  • Lessons From Failed Cold War Spy Mission in China

    06/20/2010 10:44:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | ROBERT BURNS
    Detail by painful detail, the CIA is coming to grips with one of the most devastating episodes in its history, a botched cloak-and-dagger flight into China that stole two decades of freedom from a pair of fresh-faced American operatives and cost the lives of their two pilots. In opening up about the 1952 debacle, the CIA is finding ways to use it as a teaching tool. Mistakes of the past can serve as cautionary tales for today's spies and paramilitary officers taking on al-Qaida and other terrorist targets. At the center of the story are two eager CIA paramilitary officers...
  • World War II Remains Arrive at Air Base in Hawaii

    03/26/2004 6:00:02 PM PST · by nuconvert · 15 replies · 308+ views
    AP ^ | Mar. 25, 2004
    World War II Remains Arrive at Air Base in Hawaii Mar 26, 2004 The Associated Press HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii (AP) - The remains of what are believed to be seven World War II servicemen arrived on American soil Friday, 60 years after their transport plane crashed in Southeast Asia. The remains now go to the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command's Central Identification Laboratory, where scientists will attempt to identify them. The remains are believed to be those of a crew whose C-47 transport plane crashed in 1944 during an air supply flight between India and Burma, now called Myanmar....
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Flying the Hump (1942-1945) - July 3rd, 2003

    07/03/2003 12:04:19 AM PDT · by SAMWolf · 110 replies · 21,999+ views
    Dear Lord, There's a young man far from home, called to serve his nation in time of war; sent to defend our freedom on some distant foreign shore. We pray You keep him safe, we pray You keep him strong, we pray You send him safely home ... for he's been away so long. There's a young woman far from home, serving her nation with pride. Her step is strong, her step is sure, there is courage in every stride. We pray You keep her safe, we pray You keep her strong, we pray You send her safely home...
  • Plane Savers vLog

    06/06/2019 9:50:53 AM PDT · by OriginalChristian · 1 replies
    YouTube Channel - Mikey McBryan ^ | DEC 2018 to Present | Mikey McBryan
    Mikey McBryan, youngest son of 'Buffalo' Joe McBryan both of Buffalo Airways and 'Ice Pilots' fame undertook a D-Day DC3 restoration project in DEC 2018...
  • Does anyone know what kind of plane this is?

    12/07/2017 11:51:02 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 93 replies
    personal photo ^ | 12/7/2017 | Beowulf9
    This plane passed over my house today. It flew low and looks like an old time plane. I'm thinking it has something to do with Pearl Harbor Day? I heard it as it passed over, flying pretty low. Had an old time motor sound and so I ran out to see what kind of plane it was, bringing my camera as I did. Snapped the shot as it was flying over my neighbors yard. Wish I had caught it over my own yard, would've been a better shot. Anyway going to ask if anyone out there recognizes this type of...
  • 11 killed in South African Air Force C-47 Dakota crash

    12/17/2012 8:48:35 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 12 replies
    Flight Global ^ | December 6, 2012 | Dave Majumdar
    A South African Air Force (SAAF) Douglas C-47 Dakota transport aircraft crashed in the Giants Castle area of the Drakensberg mountain range on 5 December, according to the South African government. The World War Two era aircraft was flying from Waterkloof air force base near the South African capital of Pretoria to Mthatha airport in the Eastern Cape Province when it went missing at about 09:45 local. "After the expected time of arrival and no communication from the aircraft, the SAAF activated a search and rescue mission. Severe weather conditions in the area hindered the continuation of the search and...
  • Fascinating pictures show Delta's 10 decades

    05/14/2019 8:18:41 AM PDT · by WhoisAlanGreenspan? · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/14/2019 | TED THORNHILL
    Delta Air Lines flies to 370 destinations on six continents using a range of hi-tech Airbus and Boeing aircraft But it started life as a crop-dusting outfit in 1924. It expanded to passenger transportation with fiver-seaters The pictures here reveal how air travel with Delta took huge leaps forward from 1936 onwards Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines is worth $37billion (£28billion) and flies to 370 destinations on six continents with state-of-the-art aircraft. Truly, it’s a titan of aviation. But it started life as a crop-dusting outfit in 1924. And when it expanded to passenger transportation it used planes that could only...
  • Historic plane crashes at Texas airport; 13 passengers onboard survive

    07/21/2018 1:31:09 PM PDT · by DFG · 82 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/21/2018 | Kathleen Joyce
    A historic C-47 twin-engine prop plane crashed at the Burnet Municipal Airport in Texas on Saturday; all 13 passengers onboard survived, officials said. The Burnet County Sheriff's Office said the C-47 "Bluebonnet Belle" was trying to takeoff when it crashed. All 13 passengers onboard were able to exit the aircraft with one person suffering significant burn injuries and had to be airlifted to the hospital. Seven others had minor injuries.
  • DC-3 nearly ready to fly again

    08/31/2009 12:26:48 PM PDT · by llevrok · 35 replies · 2,124+ views
    The News Tribune (Tacoma WA) ^ | 8/31/09 | Mike Archibald
    With its gleaming aluminum skin and black and white stripes, the Douglas DC-3 sitting next to the runaway at Thun Field in Pierce County wears its history well, thanks to Dan Merritt and Eric Thun. Its classic tail-dragger lines – cockpit and wings higher in the air than the tail that rests on a single tire – evoke another era. Two 1,200-horsepower engines power the three-bladed props that almost seem to touch the fuselage. Cloth covers the flaps and the rudder. Three years ago, Merritt and Thun first saw the plane on a cold snowy day at an airport in...
  • Normandy Veteran DC3 For Sale

    07/02/2003 10:48:35 AM PDT · by Robe · 53 replies · 1,771+ views
    NA | 07-02-03 | SELF
    A US registered, Normandy Invasion participant and still painted in the Normandy scheme, operated under a FAR Part 135 certificate, has come up for sale due to bankruptcy. She is a documented vet of the Normandy Invasion ( part of the GLIDER GANG) as well as the Belgium (A Bridge Too Far)drop. I flew this aircraft many years ago, and the thought came to me.... Would any freepers out there like to get together and purchase this a/c, either as a Foundation, or form a flying museum? The ac is located in the southeast. I would hate to see her...