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  • A rare, risky mission is underway to rescue sick scientists from the South Pole

    06/18/2016 11:38:16 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    Two small bush planes are flying to the South Pole this week to evacuate workers at the Amundsen-Scott research station — a feat rarely attempted during the middle of the Antarctic winter. Kelly Falkner, the director of polar programs for the National Science Foundation (which runs the South Pole station), said that at least one seasonal employee for contractor Lockheed Martin requires medical treatment not available at the station and needs to be flown out. A second worker may also be rescued. Falkner couldn't provide further details about the medical motivation behind the rescues for privacy reasons. "We try to...
  • Ex-officers indicted in police Explorer scandal

    07/22/2011 8:48:36 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 22 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | July 22, 2011 | From Associated Press
    Two Richmond officers who resigned in the midst of a police Explorer scandal have been indicted on allegations they intimidated two young Explorers they illegally armed and put to work for their private security firm. A federal grand jury in Oakland on Thursday indicted 31-year-old Danny Harris and 34-year-old Ray Thomas on conspiracy counts for allegedly trying to prevent the Explorers from telling authorities that Harris illegally bought them guns and sent them into crime-plagued neighborhoods. Federal law prohibits people under 21 from buying or owning guns.
  • 600-Year-Old American Indian Historical Account Has Old Norse Words

    03/06/2011 12:45:36 PM PST · by blam · 98 replies · 1+ views
    The Guard- blogspot ^ | 3-15-2007 | Larry Stroud
    600-Year-Old American Indian Historical Account Has Old Norse WordsBy Larry Stroud, Guard Associate EditorPublished on Thursday March 15, 2007 Vikings and Algonquins. The first American multi-culturalists? BIG BAY, Mich. — Two experts on ancient America may have solved not only the mysterious disappearance of Norse from the Western Settlement of Greenland in the 1300s, but also are deciphering Delaware (Lenape) Indian history, which they’re finding is written in the Old Norse language. The history tells how some of the Delaware’s ancestors migrated west to America across a frozen sea and intermarried with the Delaware and other Algonquin Indians. Myron Paine,...
  • Evangelical Explorers Claim To Have Found Noah's Ark

    04/28/2010 2:11:07 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 23 replies · 734+ views ^ | 04/28/2010 | John G. Winder
    Yeung Wing-Cheung, from the Noah's Ark Ministries International research team that made the discovery on Mount Ararat in Eastern Turkey, said: "It's not 100 percent that it is Noah's Ark, but we think it is 99.9 percent that this is it." According to Genesis 8:4, once the flood waters receded Noah’s Ark “came to rest on the mountains of Ararat.” That is where the team of Chinese and Turkish Evangelical Christians found what they believe to be the famed Ark. The group says that carbon dating proves the relics found are 4,800 year old which correlates to the time-frame given...
  • 400 years later, explorer’s death still a mystery (Henry Hudson)

    07/07/2009 4:51:21 PM PDT · by decimon · 14 replies · 739+ views
    Live Science ^ | Jul 7, 2009 | Heather Whipps
    It has been 400 years since English explorer Henry Hudson mapped the northeast coast of North America, leaving a wake of rivers and towns named in his honor, yet what happened to the famed explorer remains a mystery. Hudson was never heard from again after a mutiny by his crew during a later voyage through northern Canada. That he died in the area in 1611 is a certainty, and he may have even been killed in cold blood, according to new research.
  • Boy Scouts train for badge in anti-terrorism

    05/15/2009 5:44:25 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies · 676+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/15/2009 | Tom Leonard
    They have the merit badges in camping and woodcraft, now American Boy Scouts are able to prove their proficiency in anti-terrorism. Thousands of teenagers are participating in a law enforcement programme designed to give them the skills to counter terrorism, illegal immigration and gunmen on university campuses. Around 35,000 "Explorer" scouts aged from 14 to 21 are currently in the "law enforcement exploring" programme across America. Dressed in combat fatigues and armed with air guns firing tiny plastic pellets, they are taught how to assault buses, raid marijuana fields and rescue terrorist hostages from buildings. The project is run by...
  • Scouts Train to Fight Terrorists, and More

    05/14/2009 4:51:30 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 32 replies · 1,522+ views
    NYT ^ | May 13, 2009 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    IMPERIAL, Calif. — Ten minutes into arrant mayhem in this town near the Mexican border, and the gunman, a disgruntled Iraq war veteran, has already taken out two people, one slumped in his desk, the other covered in blood on the floor. The responding officers — eight teenage boys and girls, the youngest 14 — face tripwire, a thin cloud of poisonous gas and loud shots — BAM! BAM! — fired from behind a flimsy wall. They move quickly, pellet guns drawn and masks affixed. “United States Border Patrol! Put your hands up!” screams one in a voice cracking with...
  • Explorer hopes Scout experience fuels career as federal agent

    05/21/2007 8:16:03 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 3 replies · 185+ views
    The Daily News ^ | Wednesday, May 16, 2007 11:22 AM CDT | NATALIE JORDAN
    Explorer hopes Scout experience fuels career as federal agent Last modified: Wednesday, May 16, 2007 11:22 AM CDT By NATALIE JORDAN, The Daily News, Andria Vansickle is planning to make a name for herself in the world of law enforcement. Vansickle, 20, is one of 300 selected from more than 2,000 applicants to attend the FBI Leadership Academy, a program through the Boy Scouts of America Explorers. “I sent the application off in February after finishing it in January. I had to write an essay about what law enforcement meant to me and get letters of reference,”...
  • Students told to be explorers

    03/29/2006 4:08:41 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 1 replies · 161+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 03/29/06 | Rachel Tuinstra
    Humans are born explorers, and Mars is the next destination, NASA astronaut Clayton Anderson plans to tell a group of Northshore students tonight as part of a science program about the Red Planet. Making that leap to Mars already has captured these students' attention. Anderson will address 75 students from local schools who are taking part in the "Space Huskies" program, which connects University of Washington Bothell students with local elementary-school students on projects with the theme of: "What would life be like on Mars?"
  • Police Explorers used in drug sting at Barlow High School (Easton CT)

    06/29/2005 4:17:57 AM PDT · by solitas · 14 replies · 637+ views
    Connecticut Post ^ | 06/29/2005 04:24:11 AM | DANIEL TEPFER
    (excerpt from full article) Easton Police Chief John Solomon used two teenage Police Explorers at Joel Barlow High School to uncover drug dealing activity there, and concealed this from their parents, newly released Superior Court documents reveal. But the covert operation ended when two police officers secretly recorded the chief talking about it and notified the teens' parents, the documents state. "No one should know. If you are an informant, you wouldn't want anyone to know. I didn't do anything wrong," Solomon said Tuesday. But Louis Salute, executive of the Yankee Council of the Boy Scouts, which oversees the Explorer...
  • French Explorer's Shipwreck Found (Australia Might Have Been A French Colony)

    05/12/2005 12:16:47 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies · 1,104+ views
    CNN ^ | Tuesday, May 10, 2005
    One of the great mysteries of early European exploration of the Pacific Ocean has been solved with the confirmed identification of a sea-floor wreck as that of French seafarer La Perouse. The fate of Jean-Francois de Galaup de La Perouse has been a matter of speculation for more than 200 years after the experienced seaman disappeared following his departure from Botany Bay in Australia in 1788. It was thought La Perouse's two frigates had been shipwrecked during a storm off the coast of the Solomon Islands to the northeast of Australia, a theory which has now been confirmed by physical...
  • A New Year a New Pole

    01/15/2005 5:51:40 AM PST · by lizol · 4 replies · 275+ views
    The Warsaw Voice ^ | 12 January 2005
    A New Year a New Pole 12 January 2005 Poles Marek Kamiński, Janek Mela and TV cinematographer Wojciech Ostrowski reached the South Pole on the last day of 2004. Mela, age 16, a senior high school student from Malbork, had his right arm and left leg amputated below the knee following a 15,000-volt electric shock in July 2003. He is the youngest man in history and the first handicapped individual to reach both poles in one year. In April 2004, also with Kamiński, Mela stood on the North Pole. Kamiński, age 40, was the first man in history to reach...
  • All of a Sudden, the Neighborhood Looks a Lot Friendlier

    09/21/2004 3:38:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies · 1,065+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 21, 2004 | DENNIS OVERBYE
    Like most New Yorkers, I have real estate fever. Even though I hate moving, I can't travel anywhere without wondering what it would be like to live there. I can't walk down a street in Oaxaca or the East Village without window shopping for apartments and evaluating the restaurant scene and the availability of playgrounds. It doesn't stop there. Roll a sleeping bag out under the sky in a place like Mesa Verde, 7,000 feet up in the Colorado Rockies, on a summer evening and you will wake up at midnight with your nose in the Milky Way. There are...
  • Philadelphia Council Flouts Scouts' Antigay Stance

    05/29/2003 6:26:27 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 67 replies · 343+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | May 29,2003 | By Linda K. Harris and Miriam Hill
    Phila. council flouts Scouts' antigay stanceA new policy on sexuality is likely to bring discussion as the national convention starts here.By Linda K. Harris and Miriam HillInquirer Staff Writers Defying the national Boy Scouts policy of refusing membership to gays, the board of the Scouts' largest Philadelphia-area council has unanimously voted not to discriminate against homosexuals.The decision puts the local council at odds with the national organization, which holds that homosexuality is inconsistent with the traditional moral values espoused in the Scout Oath and Law.But the Cradle of Liberty Council, the nation's third largest - serving 87,000 youths in Philadelphia,...