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  • Deployment Provides Direction, Focus for Anaconda Soldier (TISSUE ALERT)

    05/14/2007 4:49:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 492+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. Alexandra Hemmerly-Brown
    U.S. Army Master Sgt. Brinda Kupiec of Lubbock, Texas, the host national escort noncommissioned officer in charge with the 657th Area Support Group, checks in local Iraqi laborers, May 3, 2007, as they report for work at Logistical Support Area Anaconda. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Alexandra Hemmerly-Brown Deployment Provides Direction, Focus for Anaconda Soldier By Sgt. Alexandra Hemmerly-Brown 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) LOGISTICAL SUPPORT AREA ANACONDA, Iraq, May 14, 2007 — Two years ago, a wife sat by her husband’s side, comforting him. The woman had quit her job a school teacher several years earlier to help her...
  • Grandmother: Accused Weston school shooter was bullied

    04/18/2007 8:51:11 AM PDT · by Ellesu · 24 replies · 860+ views ^ | 04/18/07 | AP
    BARABOO, Wis. - The teen accused of gunning down the Weston school principal last September told his grandmother afterward that "something snapped" in his head, she testified. Irene Hainstock took the stand Tuesday at a hearing on whether Eric Hainstock, who turned 16 last week, should be prosecuted in juvenile court instead of adult court, where he is charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of Principal John Klang. The charge carries a mandatory life prison term. If prosecuted as a juvenile, he could be incarcerated only until the age of 25, his lawyers have said. According to prosecutors,...
  • Calif. grandmother blogs from Baghdad (Baghdad is insane. The Green Zone, like E. Berlin in 1955 ..)

    04/14/2007 3:05:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 1,334+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/14/07 | Michelle Locke - ap
    BERKELEY, Calif. - Jane Stillwater is an unlikely war correspondent. She's 64, a self-described Berkeley "flower child, 40 years later" and broke. So how did this mother of four grown children end up in Baghdad, churning out commentary ranging from shock at Thursday's bombing of the Iraqi parliament cafeteria, to the weirdness of touring Saddam Hussein's bathroom? Inspired by a sense of outrage and determined to blog from inside the war zone, Stillwater ate peanut butter sandwiches for months to save up for a ticket to Kuwait. She got a small Texas newspaper to help her secure press accreditation, and...
  • Grandmother, 75, Fights Off Attacker

    02/02/2007 6:49:44 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 10 replies · 597+ views
    WRAL TV News website ^ | 2/1/2007 | WRAL TV News Website - reporter unnamed
    Coats A Harnett County man is charged with brutally beating and trying to rape a 75-year grandmother. John Martin Meeks, 30, of Coats, was arrested Wednesday and charged with attempted rape, burglary and assault. .....
  • Grandmother in first Hamas suicide attack in two years

    11/23/2006 11:47:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 99 replies · 2,454+ views ^ | 11-23-2006 | staff
    A Palestinian grandmother blew herself up in the Gaza Strip, lightly wounding three Israeli soldiers, in the first suicide attack claimed by Hamas in almost two years. The mother of nine and grandmother of 41 became the oldest Palestinian suicide bomber at the age of 57, approaching troops operating to curb daily rocket attacks, the army said. "Troops saw a woman approaching them in a suspicious manner and identified her carrying an explosive device," a spokeswoman said of the incident in the northern town of Jabaliya. "They then threw a stun grenade in her direction but she managed to blow...
  • You Are What Your Grandmother Ate

    11/13/2006 3:06:19 PM PST · by blam · 64 replies · 1,612+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 11-13-2006 | Roxanne Khamsi
    You are what your grandmother ate 22:00 13 November 2006 news service Roxanne Khamsi The mice on the left-hand side have active AVY genes, giving them golden fur, while those on the right have silenced AVY genes (Image: Cropley et al/PNAS) A mothers diet can change the behaviour of a specific gene for at least two subsequent generations, a new study demonstrates for the first time. Feeding mice an enriched diet during pregnancy silenced a gene for light fur in their pups. And even though these pups ate a standard, un-enriched diet, the gene remained less active in their...
  • New HBO Movie: Hacking Democracy

    10/23/2006 8:06:35 AM PDT · by cwb · 46 replies · 1,681+ views
    HBO Films ^ | 10/23/06 | HBO Documentary
    "Electronic voting machines count 80% of the votes cast in America today. But are they reliable? Are they safe from tampering? From a current congressional hearing to persistent media reports that suggest misuse of data and even outright fraud, concerns over the integrity of electronic voting are growing by the day. And if the voting process is not secure, neither is America's democracy.... In 2002, Seattle grandmother and writer Bev Harris asked officials in her county why they had acquired electronic touch screen systems for their elections. Unsatisfied with their explanation, she set out to learn about electronic voting machines...
  • Tomb Of 1st Emperor's Grandmother Unearthed (China)

    07/29/2006 5:55:58 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 675+ views
    Xinhuanet -China View ^ | 7-29-2006 | China View
    Tomb of 1st emperor's grandmother unearthed 2006-07-29 20:19:32 XI'AN, July 29 (Xinhua) -- After more than a year's excavation and research in a large tomb in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Chinese archaeologists have concluded that the tomb belonged to the grandmother of Qinshihuang, the country's first emperor. Zhang Tian'en, an expert with the Shaanxi Provincial Archaeology Institute, told Xinhua on Saturday that the tomb was chronologically the closest to the mysterious mausoleum of Qinshihuang, and was probably built on the emperor's orders. "We are hoping that the excavation of his grandmother's tomb will help unravel the mystery about...
  • Grandmother Accused Of Keeping Boy In Dog Kennel (while she went to work)

    05/27/2006 6:21:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies · 1,181+ views
    Grandmother Accused Of Keeping Boy In Dog KennelCandelario Works As Detention Counselor For Jefferson County UPDATED: 7:44 pm MDT May 26, 2006 COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- A detention center counselor remains in jail on $100,000 bond after she was arrested Thursday night for allegedly locking her 13-year-old grandson in a dog kennel while she's at work, Commerce City police said. June Candelario, 61, faces charges of second-degree kidnapping, reckless endangerment, false imprisonment and child abuse. Commerce City police were alerted to the case when they were called to a home in the 68th Avenue and Ash Street on a report...
  • Luck rides in on the last few cents (record AtlanticCity jackpot ;)

    04/22/2006 10:03:57 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 27 replies · 601+ views
    Phil. Inquirer ^ | 4-22-06 | Troy Graham
    An 84-year-old South Jersey woman hits the nickel slots for $10 million. By Troy Graham Inquirer Staff Writer One happy grandmother, Josephine Crawford of Galloway Twp. talks to reporters after her record win at Harrah's Atlantic City. One happy grandmother, Josephine Crawford of Galloway Twp. talks to reporters after her record win at Harrah's Atlantic City. Down to her last credits on a nickel slot machine, an 84-year-old retired waitress hit for an improbable sum of money Tuesday night. $10,010,113.48. The largest jackpot ever in Atlantic City. The largest jackpot ever on a nickel slot machine, nationwide. And certainly the...
  • Bank Heist Suspect, 74, Freed (Granny Get Your Gun)

    03/10/2006 3:26:39 AM PST · by beyond the sea · 42 replies · 594+ views
    TRIBUNE-REVIEW ^ | 2/10/06 | Jill King Greenwood
    Great-grandmother Marilyn Devine had tears in her eyes when she walked out of the Allegheny County Jail and into the arms of her husband of 32 years. Clinging to him Thursday evening, she apologized for robbing a West Mifflin bank. And although she spoke well of guards who watched over her in confinement, she said she thinks she has been punished enough. "You don't know what stress it is to disgrace yourself and your family and spend four days in lockup, when you've been a good person your whole life," the 74-year-old Baldwin Borough woman said minutes after posting a...
  • (75 year old) Grandmother Accused of Bank Robbery

    03/07/2006 4:08:42 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 5 replies · 262+ views
    WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (March 7) - A 75-year-old Pennsylvania woman accused of robbing a bank with an unloaded pistol was arrested when a tow truck driver blocked her in after a short chase. Marilyn Divine of Baldwin said after her arrest that she acted "to help people who are starving to death and nobody cares about them." Police say the robber walked up to a National City Bank inside a supermarket in West Mifflin, located about five miles outside Pittsburgh. The robber demanded money from two tellers, brandishing a handgun. A former bank employee chased the woman's car until police...
  • 62-year-old Redding woman gives birth to 12th child

    02/18/2006 12:20:36 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 103 replies · 2,466+ views
    SignOnSanDiego (Union Trubune online) ^ | February 17, 2006 | Staff/Assoicated Press
    REDDING A 62-year-old woman gave birth Friday to a healthy 6-pound, 9-ounce baby boy, becoming one of the oldest women in the world to successfully bear a child. The newborn is the 12th child of Janise Wulf, who's also a grandmother of 20 and great-grandmother of three. Wulf and her third husband, Scott, 48, named the red-haired boy, Adam Charles Wulf. He follows just 3 years behind his older brother, Ian. I hate to raise one alone, without a sibling, said Wulf, who was impregnated both times through in vitro fertilization. Wulf has given birth to a total of...
  • PHM Grandmother Fighting for Christmas

    12/07/2005 11:54:52 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 5 replies · 423+ views ^ | 12 6 05 |
    video low speed Video hi speed (WSBT) The Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation is finding itself in a Christmas controversy One grandmother says she was stunned to find out the district no longer uses the word Christmas to describe the holiday season. Instead, it uses winter holiday to describe the December break and other holiday activities. Now Vicki Metzger has started a petition drive to bring the word Christmas back to the schools. I have many people signing this petition, because many people feel as I do, Metzger told NEWS22. These children have a right to celebrate Christmas and know what the...
  • Alabama Grandmother Likes Helping Iraqi People (Our Kind of Raging Grannie)

    11/30/2005 5:04:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 502+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Nov 30, 2005 | Norris Jones
    U.S. Army Dorothy Ivey Alabama Grandmother Likes Helping Iraqi People By Norris JonesGulf Region Central DistrictU.S. Army Corps of Engineers AL ASAD, Iraq, Nov. 30, 2005 — Although she qualified for full retirement in October with nearly a quarter-century of government service, Dorothy Ivey opted for duty in Iraq. She serves as a construction representative at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Gulf Region Central’s remote Al Asad office, west of Baghdad. She arrived in September on six-month orders. “I’m just not the retiree-type person right now,” the grandmother of three says. “My husband is retired and he’s great at...
  • Grandmother Sends 30,000 Cookies Overseas

    09/28/2005 4:21:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 628+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Sep 28, 2005 | Staff Sgt. Kristine Dreyer
    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kansas, Sept. 28, 2005 - Three Airmen received some sweet support from the Rose Hill Cookie Lady while they were deployed. Since Feb. 5, Merry Debbrecht, nicknamed the Rose Hill Cookie Lady, has baked more than 30,000 cookies for deployed troops all over the world. Mrs. Debbrechts baking project began after her grandson, Army Private 1st Class Andrew Webb, deployed overseas. As soon as I knew my grandson was going, I started baking, she said. But supporting just her grandson wasnt enough. What really sparked her baking drive was her grandsons graduation at Fort Hood, Texas....
  • Grandmother, 73, Held As Sausage Looter (I Post, You Decide 1/3 Barf Alert)

    09/16/2005 8:17:09 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 82 replies · 1,703+ views
    MSMNBC ^ | 9/16/05 | AP via MSMNBC
    KENNER, La. - Merlene Maten undoubtedly stands out in the prison where she has been held since Hurricane Katrina. The 73-year-old church deaconess, never before in trouble with the law, now sleeps among hardened criminals. Her bail is a stiff $50,000. Her offense? Police say the grandmother from New Orleans took $63.50 in goods from a looted deli the day after Katrina struck.....
  • My Grandmother Could Play For US Soccer Team, Says Mexican Coach

    09/04/2005 9:06:46 AM PDT · by Altair333 · 35 replies · 680+ views
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's coach Ricardo La Volpe described the United States as a little team which his grandmother could play for following his side's 2-0 defeat on Saturday, local media said. "It's a little team," La Volpe was widely quoted as saying following the World Cup qualifier in Columbus, Ohio. "Here, everyone's interested in baseball and American football and many people didn't even know that a soccer match was being played today. "So it's easy for them, because they aren't playing under any pressure. My mother, my grandmother or my great grandmother could play in a team like...
  • Spy Granny (KGG Spy passes away in England)

    07/12/2005 7:21:42 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 14 replies · 583+ views
    Spy Granny By Val MacQueen Published 07/11/2005 An old lady passed away in England in early June. She was 94. Her name was Melita Norwood. Her KGB code name was Hola. She died without having suffered one rogue second of regret for her years as the Soviet Union's most prized British female traitor. Certain she was right and everyone else was wrong, she began selling nuclear secrets to the USSR four years after Stalin assumed power. She avoided detection until 1997, at which time she was 87 years of age and a jam-making grandmother whose outing as an internationally famous...
  • 30-Year PX Veteran Braving Baghdad 'for Our Troops' (73-year-old great-grandmother)

    07/07/2005 7:07:40 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 21 replies · 579+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 7/3/05 | Stephen Barr
    About the time you're celebrating the Fourth of July, Lena Haddix will be en route to Iraq. She's a 73-year-old great-grandmother who recently finished a six-month deployment to Kuwait and then signed up for a six-month deployment to Baghdad. Haddix is a store manager for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service and volunteered to work overseas because she wants to support the youngsters in the military. "I'm doing it for our troops," Haddix said in a telephone interview from her home in Lawton, Okla. "I was a little late getting started because I raised a family first. But now...