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  • Free Republic's "Punctuation Script Problem" is Solved!

    01/18/2016 6:31:59 PM PST · by PROCON · 142 replies
    Jan. 18, 2016
    Has anyone else noticed that the " and ' symbols that were plaguing our threads for so long are no longer present?Woo-Hoo, Good Job to John Robinson and the Free Republic computer fix-it nerds!
  • Gravitational wave rumors ripple through science world

    01/12/2016 9:00:15 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 87 replies ^ | 01/12/2016
    There has been no announcement, no peer review or publication of the findings - all typically important steps in the process of releasing reliable and verifiable scientific research. Instead, a message on Twitter from an Arizona State University cosmologist, Lawrence Krauss, has sparked a firestorm of speculation and excitement. Krauss does not work with the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory, or LIGO, which is searching for ripples in the fabric of space and time. But he tweeted on Monday about the apparent shoring up of rumor he'd heard some months ago, that LIGO scientists were writing up a paper...
  • ALERT CAROLINA TIMELY WARNING: Unconfirmed report of armed person (UNC Chapel Hill)

    12/02/2015 6:14:05 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 13 replies
    Univ of North Carolina ^ | December 2 | Staff
    12/02/2015, 8:57 a.m. Unconfirmed report of armed person near ROTC Building / Venable Hall ALERT CAROLINA TIMELY WARNING: Unconfirmed report of armed person near ROTC Building / Venable Hall UNC Chapel Hill Police are investigating the report of an armed individual near the campus NROTC Building and Venable Hall. The report is unconfirmed at this time, but the campus is asked to shelter in place. Continue to monitor Alert Carolina website ( for any updates into this incident. UNC Police are asking anyone with information to call the UNC Police Department at 9-1-1 or contact the Chapel Hill-Carrboro-UNC Crime Stoppers...
  • Suspicious package investigation underway in Sarasota (package turned out to be birdfeeder)

    07/22/2015 5:57:43 AM PDT · by Old Sarge · 22 replies
    FOX 13 Tampa Bay ^ | 22 JUL 2015 | FOX13 Staff
    <p>SARASOTA (FOX 13) - Surrounding roads are shut down and all nearby businesses have been evacuated as police investigate a suspicious package Wednesday morning.</p> <p>Sarasota police said the package was found on a sidewalk near Arlington and U.S. 41.</p> <p>Officials have shut down U.S. 41 between Waldereme and Hillview. Traffic is being diverted.</p>
  • Navy Yard, DC. Active Shooter (Update: False Alarm)

    07/02/2015 5:08:04 AM PDT · by TomGuy · 173 replies
    FoxNews, et al ^ | July 2, 2015 | FoxNews, et al
    Active Shooter, Navy Yard, Washington Campus on lockdown.
  • Fargo Police Have Guns Drawn And Major Road Blocked Off

    06/23/2015 5:17:08 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 41 replies
    Fargo Police have their guns drawn and are ordering two men to the ground with their hands up near the Cork N' Cleaver in Fargo. Workers at the Cork N' Cleaver tell us an incident happened a few buildings down the road and everyone was instructed to stay put. University Drive has been blocked off at 32nd Avenue South. We have a crew on the scene and will bring you more updates as information becomes available.
  • Local USGS, LA Times ‘Quakebot’ Mistakenly Report Magnitude 5.1 Earthquake Near Redding

    REDDING (CBS SF) – An earthquake with magnitude of 5.1 was reported but never hit the Redding area overnight. The United States Geological Survey reported the quake just after midnight, seven miles outside of Lewiston, just under Buckeye Ridge at Clair Engle Lake. But the Associated Press confirmed Friday morning that this was a “…erroneous alert based off an earthquake that struck in Alaska.” The event record of the California quake has since vanished from the USGS seismic activity map. As of 9 a.m., the computer algorithm used to automatically “write” earthquake stories for the Los Angeles Times continued to...
  • Police bomb squad blows up pressure cooker from ‘suspicious’ car near Capitol, Memorial Day Concert

    05/24/2015 10:23:51 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 54 replies
    ABC 7 News, The Associated Press ^ | May 24, 2015 | By Jay Korff
    WASHINGTON (WJLA/AP) - A U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman says a bomb squad has safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in a "suspicious" vehicle left unattended near the Capitol building and that the vehicle's owner has been arrested. Lt. Kimberly A. Schneider told The Associated Press by email that officers on patrol spotted the parked, unoccupied vehicle Sunday on a street on the National Mall west of the Capitol and an odor of gasoline was also detected. She says a bomb squad "disrupted the items of concern in the vehicle including the pressure cooker," producing a loud bang about 7:45 p.m....
  • Ill patient prompts evacuation, quarantine (Baton Rouge)

    10/03/2014 8:41:48 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 47 replies
    WBRZ ^ | 10-3-2014 | Trey Schmaltz, Ryan Naquin
    A fire station was quarantined and a police station evacuated Friday evening after a man claiming to be from Africa showed up at the Baton Rouge Police precinct on Highland Road ill. Police said, given the current situation with Ebola across the globe and the events in Texas, they decided to take precautionary measures. The measures included calling medical responders, HAZMAT and evacuating the police station between downtown and LSU. Officers said they were concerned because the man was obviously ill, a spokesperson said. The fire station near the North Gates of LSU was closed Friday night and fire fighters...
  • (Vanity) Google search is no longer linking to Free Republic pages

    05/23/2014 10:09:30 AM PDT · by Yossarian · 72 replies
    Vanity by Yossarian | 5/23/14 | Yossarian
    Free Republic is a great resource to visit and browse, but it also is valuable to use as a searchable resource. It is very useful to see what FReepers have to say on various subjects, as we come from wide array of backgrounds, and have lived practical lives in the very-real world. Hence, one of the ways I access FR is via Google's search engine. I do a search, but specify to ONLY get results from Free Republic by appending "" to the search term(s). In the past, this would guide me to the pages hosted on, full of...
  • Report: Nerve Gas Sickens Postal Inspectors at New York's JFK Airport(Update post 122)

    08/11/2013 10:11:47 AM PDT · by kristinn · 122 replies
    WABC-TV via Twitter ^ | Sunday, August 11, 2013
    BREAKING NEWS: Two postal inspectors at JFK Airport sickened by nerve gas after opening package
  • Suspicious substance found in envelope at Huntington Beach City Hall (Harmless)

    04/22/2013 2:27:37 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 22, 2013 | Anthony Clark Carpio
    The Orange County Sheriff's Department bomb squad found a suspicious substance in an envelope that was delivered to the Huntington Beach Fire Department on the fifth floor of City Hall, according to city Fire Capt. Bob Culhane.
  • Feds Swarm Metra Train After Detecting Nuclear Risk

    03/16/2013 8:50:08 PM PDT · by usconservative · 52 replies
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | 3/16/2013 | Dave Savini
    (CBS) — It was stunning for those who watched Thursday night as federal agents investigated a possible nuclear threat at Chicago’s Ogilvie Transportation Center. CBS 2′s photojournalist Lana Hinshaw-Klann happened to be at the scene and used a cell-phone camera to record agents in action. Reporter Dave Savini looks into what agents were looking for and what they found. Sources say the agents were members of the elite TSA VIPR team on the 5:04pm Union Pacific West line. They were carrying hand-held nuclear-detection devices that picked up a reading.
  • Earthquake? Governor Palin Changes Facebook Status From ‘Republican’ to ‘Conservative’

    10/14/2011 9:01:22 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 190 replies · 1+ views
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | Friday October 14, 2011
    Ok guys … Is this just a minor thing? Or a big deal? I’ll let you speculate on what it means …. Here’s the news reported by the Sarah Palin Blog: I was walking through the grocery store earlier today when I received a text message from a close friend asking me if I had taken note of the change on Sarah Palin’s Facebook page.  I confessed that it had been an exceptionally busy day and that I had not looked at Palin’s page today.  My friend then brought to my attention that under the “Info” link, Palin’s political views...

    03/08/2010 3:16:12 AM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 129+ views ^ | March 8, 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "KARACHI: Pakistani security agents denied on Monday that an American al Qaeda spokesman wanted in the United States for treason had been arrested, saying there had been confusion over the identity of a detained suspect." SNIPPET: "Some Pakistani officials had said on Sunday that Adam Gadahn, a California-born convert to Islam with a $1 million US bounty on his head, had been arrested on the outskirts of the city of Karachi. But a senior government official and two security agents said on Monday the suspected al Qaeda operative picked up in Karachi was not Gadahn. “Our initial impression was...
  • Palin-supporting Sites and Blogs under cyber-attack

    03/23/2011 11:01:08 AM PDT · by Reagan69 · 47 replies ^ | 03-23-2011 | Tammy Bruce
    Tweet from Tammy Bruce: It looks as though all Palin supporting blogs and site are down. There may be a coordinated attack, more soon This includes 5 sites under the "" umbrella.
  • Workers evacuated as radiation soars at Japan reactor (Fukushima Dai-Ichi)

    03/26/2011 11:34:36 PM PDT · by SteveH · 124 replies
    AFP ^ | 3/27/2011
    OSAKA (AFP) - Extremely high levels of radiation were detected in water leaking from reactor two of the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, forcing the evacuation of workers, its operator said Sunday. A spokesman for Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) said the level of radiation found in the leaked water in the turbine room was 10 million times higher than it should be for water inside the reactor, indicating damage to the fuel rods. "We detected 1,000 millisieverts per hour of radiation in a puddle of water at the reactor number two. This figure is 10 million times higher than water usually...
  • Coast Guard: Gulf Substance Is Likely Sediment

    03/20/2011 11:47:46 PM PDT · by topher · 18 replies ^ | March 21, 2011 | AP
    NEW ORLEANS -- The Coast Guard says a miles-long patch of discolored goop floating in the Gulf of Mexico appears to be caused by river sediment. The Coast Guard tested the patch Sunday and found only trace amounts of petroleum that were well below the state of Louisiana's standard for clean water. A news release says The Coast Guard believes the discoloration is the result of sediments brought down the Mississippi River.
  • NASA Glenn Research Center on lockdown after reports of gunfire (Ohio)

    11/05/2010 8:01:00 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 25 replies
    WEWS ^ | 11/05/2010 | n/a
    Brook Park police and the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department have been called to NASA Glenn Research Center. NewsChannel5's Paul Kiska reported that at least eight cruisers are at the scene and emergency sirens are going off. NewsChannel5 got reports that there is a gunman inside building 77. The building is on lockdown. There are two ambulances on standby. They are being kept at the main gate to the facility, which is located near Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. A viewer who has connections inside the building said there were reports of shots fired. An e-mail into said he is communicating...
  • George W Bush tosses out first pitch at Game Three of World Series in Arlington, Texas

    10/30/2010 3:57:25 PM PDT · by HalfIrish · 62 replies · 1+ views
    Fox Sports | 10-30-2010 | HalfIrish (Vanity)
    W is throwing the first pitch shortly, what will the crowd reaction be? I'm thinking a long standing ovation. What do you think?
  • Baby Cheyenne repordely “Bleeding from Private Parts” in Government Care

    10/13/2010 6:45:05 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 56 replies
    Free Keene ^ | October 13, 2010 | Sam Dodson
    There is troubling news on this story. Johnathan and Stephanie went to visit their child today. Details are a bit sketchy at this point, but Cheyenne is reportedly losing consciousness, bleeding out of her private parts, and has not gained weight. Update from the Free Baby Cheyenne Facebook Group: “Pirra Milan EMERGENCY PROTEST AT CONCORD HOSPITAL AND DCYF’S OFFICES!!! JOHNATHAN AND STEPHANIE WERE AT A VISIT. BABY CHEYENNE WOULDN’T WAKE UP! THEY CHANGED HER DIAPER AND BLOOD WAS EVERYWHERE! SHE WAS RUSHED BY AMBULANCE TO THE HOSPITAL! THEY AREN’T ALLOWING THE PARENTS IN!!” Update (2:30 p.m.) Baby Cheyenne is currently...
  • New York's Times Square evacuated (No threat, area opened)

    05/07/2010 10:31:39 AM PDT · by Moose4 · 157 replies · 7,663+ views ^ | 7 May 2010 | Unknown
    Nothing else except a top-of-page banner; I'm not close to a TV so I'm not sure what's going on.
  • Report: Passenger Pulled From Plane

    05/06/2010 9:40:34 AM PDT · by Spaghetti Man · 31 replies · 1,335+ views ^ | 5/6/2010 | LUKE FUNK
    MYFOXNY.COM - A passenger was reportedly pulled off of an Emirates Airlines aircraft at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens on Thursday morning. The passenger was reportedly discovered to be on the no-fly list, according to Breaking News Network.
  • Bill Clinton Leaves Hospital Friday Morning

    02/12/2010 6:03:42 AM PST · by IbJensen · 17 replies · 449+ views
    CNS News ^ | 11 February 2010 | Christian Salazar
    New York (AP) - Doctors who opened a blocked artery in former President Bill Clinton's chest say he'll be able to resume his active lifestyle, starting with his expected departure from the hospital the day after his procedure. Clinton could leave New York Presbyterian Hospital on Friday and be back at work as soon as Monday, cardiologist Allan Schwartz said. Clinton had quadruple bypass surgery at the same hospital more than five years ago, and returned Thursday to have a clogged heart artery opened after suffering discomfort in his chest. Two stents resembling tiny mesh scaffolds were placed inside the...
  • Breaking: 5 Terrorists Arrested At Copenhagen Junk Science Summit

    12/08/2009 4:38:08 PM PST · by STARWISE · 58 replies · 2,314+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12-8-09 | Jim Hoft
    (Ekstra Bladet) Astute Bloggers is reporting: 25 yr old American on international wanted-list, a 35 yr old Morrocan born Danish citizen, and a 27 yr. old stateless palestinian were arrested this morning by police in Copenhagen. Two women were arrested after searches were conducted at 2 separate addresses. A sucdcessful attack upon COP15 would be a wet dream come true for al Qaeda. Stay tuned… The Jawa Report has more. The AFP is now reporting on the arrests: An American, a Dane of Moroccan origin and a stateless Palestinian were detained after they were stopped in a car a few...

    11/18/2009 7:00:37 AM PST · by penelopesire · 117 replies · 6,557+ views
    Fox News | 11/18/09 | Fox News
    No link yet. Was just on Fox News. Eric Holder, in testimony before Congress, said (to paraphrase)....'We mourn the tragic deaths of our brave men and women at Ft. Hood, including Major Hasan'... UNBELIEVABLE!! We need to get that tape ASAP! STUNNING!!
  • Poll: U.S. split over flu media coverage

    05/07/2009 6:45:43 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 31 replies · 674+ views
    UPI ^ | May 7, 2009
    PRINCETON, N.J., May 7 (UPI) -- U.S. residents split over H1N1 flu news reporting, with nearly equal numbers indicating media exaggerated the dangers or got it right, a Gallup poll indicates...

    10/30/2008 1:03:56 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 45 replies · 3,484+ views
    While Sam Zell is selling out the future of his own people by refusing to release the tape of Barack Obama toasting known anti-Semite and PLO functionary, Rashid Khalidi, I have been fortunate enough to receive a probable transcript of the toast… HERE IT IS: ****BEGINNING OF TRANSCRIPT*********** Um, ah….Salaam Um….My distinguished guests….ughh….it is an honor to be here… uhh….It is truly refreshing to be surrounded by such a large group of people in which…uh.. I can truly see eye-to-eye with…uh…and completely agree… Reverend Farrakhan..ughh…great to see you tonight…you always look great in a yellow bow-tie…and..uhh…tonight is no exception…. Bill..Bernadine….I...
  • 'Chemical Ali' Found Dead in Basra

    04/07/2003 12:17:00 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 111 replies · 674+ views
    Monday, April 7, 2003
    <p>BASRA, Iraq (AP) - Ali Hassan al-Majid, dubbed ``Chemical Ali'' by opponents of the Iraqi regime for ordering a poison gas attack that killed thousands of Kurds, has been found dead, a British officer said Monday.</p> <p>Maj. Andrew Jackson of the 3rd Battalion Parachute Regiment told The Associated Press that his superiors had confirmed the death of the man who is also President Saddam Hussein's first cousin.</p> <p>Jackson said the body was found along with that of his bodyguard and the head of Iraqi intelligence services in Basra.</p>
  • WMDs in Iraq

    09/23/2007 4:01:12 PM PDT · by enough_idiocy · 52 replies · 717+ views
    July 13-16: The 329th Chemical Platoon worked in conjunction with Marines from Multi-National Force-West and Soldiers from Multi-National Division-Center to secure approxomately 40,000 gallons of nitric acid that was found in a cache in Fallujah, Iraq, for disposal. The 329th Chemical Platoon is support reserve unit for Task Force Phantom, Multi-National Corps-Iraq. HQ is Winter Park, Florida. (U.S. Army/Spc. Fernando Gonzalez)
  • France - Canadian embassy evacuation after employee receives suspicious package

    02/19/2007 2:05:39 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 378+ views
    AFP via translation | February 19, 2007
    Alarm NRBC with the embassy from Canada in Paris PARIS - an alarm NRBC (nuclear, radiological, bacteriological and chemical) was started Monday morning with the embassy from Canada in Paris (VIIIe) following the reception of a suspect mail followed by the faintness of an employee (well an employee), one learned from police source. This suspect mail, which must be analyzed, was received with the embassy of Canada, located 35 Montaigne avenue in Paris. One was unaware of not very front 11h00 (10h00 GMT) if it were of an envelope or a parcel. A little later an employee who would...
  • Explosion in downtown Toronto - One dead (explosives strapped to the suspect)

    04/02/2006 12:39:39 PM PDT · by Tasha Dasha Doo · 600 replies · 22,249+ views
    CTV ^ | Self
    It is on CTV news channel. Just breaking - explosion in a coffee shop in downtown Toronto, Canada. Reporter just talked about some sort of explosives strapped to a guy and explosion occured in a busy district of the city. Will keep you posted!
  • Mac OS X hacked under 30 minutes

    03/06/2006 10:43:40 AM PST · by Senator Bedfellow · 63 replies · 1,003+ views
    ZDNet Australia ^ | 03/06/2006 | Munir Kotadia
    Gaining root access to a Mac is "easy pickings," according to an individual who won an OS X hacking challenge last month by gaining root control of a machine using an unpublished security vulnerability. On February 22, a Sweden-based Mac enthusiast set his Mac Mini as a server and invited hackers to break through the computer's security and gain root control, which would allow the attacker to take charge of the computer and delete files and folders or install applications. Within hours of going live, the "rm-my-mac" competition was over. The challenger posted this message on his Web site: "This...
  • Toy, cookie are mistaken for bomb parts

    10/25/2005 10:34:52 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 140 replies · 4,708+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/25/05 | AP
    SAN DIEGO - A terminal at San Diego International Airport was evacuated Tuesday after luggage screeners mistook a child's toy and a cookie for bomb-making components, officials said. A screening machine at the Commuter Terminal detected what appeared to be bomb-making material in a carryon bag around 7:45 a.m., said Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Jennifer Peppin. A bomb squad was called to the terminal, which serves regional flights, and investigators determined the bag did not contain any "IED," or improvised explosive devices, Peppin said. "Essentially what they did find was a child's toy and some organic material in a bag...
  • Breaking: Possible SAM Attack Against US Plane (right now this is completely unverified)

    09/17/2005 6:13:51 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 144 replies · 4,893+ views
    LGF ^ | 09/17/05 | staff
    saturday, september 17, 2005 I’ve just received a credible tip from an LGF reader that an America West flight out of New York was fired upon by a surface to air missile yesterday, and that the pilot and passengers witnessed it and are now being questioned by the FAA and FBI. That’s the extent of the information I currently have, and please note: right now this is completely unverified.
  • There was an "Incident" at JFK/America West Flight 17

    09/17/2005 10:43:14 PM PDT · by milford421 · 63 replies · 5,855+ views
    Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs broke this earlier. Possible SAM fired at passenger plane. Michelle Malkin followed up and has verified that there was an "incident" at JFK International Airport in NY. America West Flight 17, 6:05p.m. flight involved. Details still emerging.... Read stories:
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 5.11.05

    05/11/2005 3:38:10 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 289 replies · 4,054+ views,, ^ | Wednesday May 11, 2005 | GretchenM
    President Bush signed the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief, 2005, providing funds ($82B) for military operations, relief and reconstruction for building democracies in Iraq and Afghanistan, and helping survivors of the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. He and Condi Rice briefed Congressional leaders about their recent trip to Europe. The president was away from the WH as a small Cessna entered the no-fly zone around that national treasure, but Laura Bush was with Nancy Reagan at the WH when they both were removed to a secure location on the WH grounds...
  • CNN: Man Held in Custody at Frederick, MD Airport, Re: D.C. Plane Scare

    05/11/2005 10:09:33 AM PDT · by kristinn · 317 replies · 18,348+ views
    Wednesday, May 11, 2005 | Kristinn
    CNN's Kelly Arena reports that one man is being held by Maryland State Police at an airport in Frederick, MD. The police are waiting for federal authorities to arrive on the scene.The man is said to be the pilot of the small aircraft that triggered an evacuation of government buildings in downtown Washington when he reportedly violated restricted airspace.Frederick, MD. is located about an hour northwest of Washington, D.C. along the I-270 corridor.
  • Evacuation of Capital now! (Update: FNC: White House Secret Service gives all clear signal)

    05/11/2005 9:06:58 AM PDT · by pitinkie · 1,020 replies · 46,656+ views
    Fox News
    Capital and WH being evacuated.."full running evac"
  • Afghan Jetliner Goes Missing

    02/03/2005 7:58:42 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 82 replies · 3,324+ views
    KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan passenger jet with more than 100 people on board was missing after it failed to land at the Kabul airport, a company official said Friday. The Kam Air (search) Boeing 737 took off Thursday afternoon from the western city of Herat bound for the capital, Kabul, but was unable to land because of bad weather, said Feda Mohammed Fedayi, the airline's deputy director
  • 1986 - Hawaii tsunami evacuation

    01/04/2005 8:09:23 AM PST · by Martins kid · 11 replies · 1,081+ views
    Martins Kid
    In May 1986 the Islands of Hawaii had a tsunami alarm and evacuation. It turned out to be a false alarm but gliches in the warning system
  • John Kerry loves me

    08/18/2004 10:03:06 AM PDT · by katykaty · 135 replies · 2,167+ views
    my head | me
    I love being a registered democrat with no plan of voting for Kerry. Here is this weeks talking points that "us' good kerry volunteers are supposed to use when contacting local media.>>>>>>>> "It’s no secret that in the last four years the Bush administration has eliminated major protections designed to keep Americans safe at home and work. We need you to write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper about how George Bush sacrifices public safety and health in favor of corporate profits. " Writing Points George Bush took away the right to overtime pay from 6 million...
  • Soiled underwear closes down Erie reservoir

    06/29/2004 5:47:03 AM PDT · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 35 replies · 564+ views
    The Dominion Post ^ | 6/29/2004 | AP
    ERIE, Pa. -- A man who soiled his underwear and tried to dispose of the evidence by tossing it over the fence of the city's largest reservoir has been fined $5,000. The city bomb squad and hazardous materials crew responded after an Erie Water Works employee spotted a black bag near the 33-million gallon Sigsbee Reservoir last month. The reservoir was shut down for several hours while the bomb squad X-rayed the bag and hazardous materials crews waited to test it. Police tracked down Troy Musil, 18, of Erie. He told police he'd been ill and soiled his underwear. He...
  • Scotland Yard Says London Embassies Packages `Non-Hazardous'

    03/15/2004 10:33:36 PM PST · by yonif · 105+ views
    Bloomberg ^ | 3/16/2004
    <p>March 16 (Bloomberg) -- Four suspect packages sent to diplomatic addresses in London on Monday contained substances initial tests showed to be ``non-hazardous,'' a Scotland Yard spokesman said.</p> <p>Police said earlier the packages were being treated as ``suspicious,'' and were first examined by anti-terrorist officers as a standard precaution.</p>

    02/09/2004 5:58:05 PM PST · by conservativejud · 50 replies · 10,461+ views
    2-9-04 | Judson Cox
    I always thought North Carolina was a conservative state. Sure, we have some fairly large cities, and plenty of liberal universities, but North Carolina is southern. Our state is mostly comprised of small towns that really are like “Mayberry” from the old “Andy Griffith Show.” We go to church, say sir and ma’am and can identify our third cousin twice removed. Our state is home to country musicians such as Lester Flatt, Doc Watson, Charlie Daniels and Randy Travis, and political leaders like Sen. Jesse Helms. Last week, I found out that North Carolina is more liberal than California! State...
  • LA police to begin limiting burglar alarm response

    12/31/2003 9:49:55 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 11 replies · 166+ views
    LA police to begin limiting burglar alarm response Wednesday December 31, 2003 LOS ANGELES (AP) Police are to implement a new policy Thursday requiring that burglar alarms be verified before police respond if the home or business has already had at least two false alarms in a year. The plan by Mayor James Hahn also lets the city require customers buy $31 alarm permits and charge for responding to false alarms, starting at $95. The changes approved by the police commission in July was less drastic than a plan advanced a year ago, which would have ended police response...
  • Long-time Freeper Has No Complaints About FreeRepublic or its Management

    05/08/2003 12:01:31 PM PDT · by William Wallace · 448 replies · 949+ views
    Self | May 8, 2003 | William Wallace
    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania May 8, 2003 For Immediate Release: Long-time Freeper William Wallace announced today that he has no complaints whatsoever about FreeRepublic. Wallace claims he harbors no animosity, deep-seated grudges or pathological hatred toward forum management and moderators. “I’m not as active on FR as I was during the Clinton years and the election controversy,” Wallace admitted. “I lurk a bit, but rarely post these days.” Wallace went through a period where he spent most of his free time here, but now mainly uses the forum as another news source and antidote to the mainstream media spin. “For the most...
  • Maryland Cancels First Amber Alert, Call Father's Story a 'fabrication'

    02/12/2003 12:58:58 PM PST · by Sweet_Sunflower29 · 16 replies · 251+ views
    AP ^ | February 12, 2003
    BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland's first Amber Alert was canceled Wednesday after police said the father of a missing 2-month-old girl fabricated a story that she was taken by an unlicensed taxi driver. Police continued to search for the infant, A'Shia Jenkins. They declined to say whether the father, 20-year-old Kenneth Jenkins, is considered a suspect in Tuesday's disappearance. Jenkins told police he got into a taxi with A'Shia and her twin sister, but the driver pulled over several blocks later and demanded money at gunpoint. The father told investigators the driver told him to get out, and he was able...
  • Smelly fruit sparks airline alert

    01/16/2003 10:14:08 AM PST · by yonif · 28 replies · 404+ views
    CNN ^ | Thursday, January 16, 2003 Posted: 4:30 PM HKT (0830 GMT) | CNN World News
    <p>SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- A box of smelly tropical fruit sprinkled with carpet deodorizer sparked an aviation alert in Australia on Thursday.</p> <p>A Virgin Blue flight from the eastern city of Brisbane was delayed by four hours after cargo handlers noticed a pungent smell coming from the plane's baggage hold.</p>
  • Comb Mistaken For Knife Diverts American Air Jet

    09/11/2002 8:04:19 PM PDT · by John H K · 5 replies · 182+ views
    Reuters (Through Yahoo) ^ | September 11, 2002
    HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Dallas-bound American Airlines jet returned to Houston Intercontinental Airport shortly after takeoff on Wednesday after a flight attendant mistook a passenger's comb for a knife. The incident highlighted a national case of nerves prompted by the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks by hijacked commercial airliners in which 3,044 people died, including the 19 hijackers. American Airlines Flight 1702 turned around shortly after takeoff from Houston and flew back with an escort of two F-16 fighter jets, Houston airport spokesman Ernie DeSoto said. "There were never any threats made or anything, but the pilot decided...