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  • Cradle-to-grave debt load leaves no Chicagoan free

    02/16/2014 7:09:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/14/14 | Tim Jones
    CHICAGO — This is now the city of big debt, where each of Chicago's 2.7 million residents — from infants in diapers to senior citizens on fixed incomes — is on the hook for about $20,000 in long-term pension promises and bond obligations. Like the relentless snow clogging the city's streets, it just keeps piling up. Chicago isn't bankrupt Detroit, junk-status Puerto Rico or New York at the brink of insolvency in 1975. Yet the city of gleaming skyscrapers along Lake Michigan's shore tripled its debt load from 2002 to 2012, as it ignored annual pension payments and borrowed for...
  • Suspected Mass Grave Discovered in Serbia

    12/16/2013 9:02:33 PM PST · by tlozo · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 13, 2013 | ABC News
    Officials say a suspected mass grave has been discovered in Serbia believed to contain bodies of ethnic Albanians who were killed during the 1998-99 war between Serbia and Kosovo.
  • Extraordinary Kurgan Burial Shines New Light on Sarmatian Life

    09/17/2013 6:26:47 PM PDT · by rjbemsha · 11 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | 17 Sep 2013 | Leonid T. Yablonsky
    A Sarmatian burial mound excavated this summer in Russia’s Southern Ural steppes has yielded a magnificent but unusual treasure. The artefacts contained within the mound are helping to shed light on a little-known period of the illiterate nomadic culture that flourished on the Eurasian steppe in the 1st millennium BC and interacted with the Persian Achaemenid and Greek civilizations. The archaeological study of this remarkable ancient tomb, or kurgan, was carried out by the expedition of the Institute of Archaeology (Russian Academy of Sciences), led by Professor Leonid T. Yablonsky.
  • 'Vampire' Graves Uncovered in Poland

    07/12/2013 7:14:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies
    Live Science ^ | July 12, 2013 | Marc Lallanilla
    'Vampire' Graves Uncovered in Poland Archaeologists in Poland believe they've made a startling discovery: a group of vampire graves. The graves were discovered during the construction of a roadway near the Polish town of Gliwice, where archaeologists are more accustomed to finding the remains of World War II soldiers, according to The Telegraph. But instead of soldiers, the graves contained skeletons whose heads had been severed and placed on their legs. This indicated to the archaeologists that the bodies had been subject to a ritualized execution designed to ensure the dead stayed dead, The Telegraph reports. By keeping the head...
  • Ban Ki-Moon 'Gravely Concerned by IAF Strikes'

    05/05/2013 3:53:13 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 55/13 | Gil Ronen
    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appealed Sunday for restraint to avoid an escalation in the Syrian conflict, expressing "grave concern" over Israeli air strikes, AFP reported. "The secretary-general calls on all sides to exercise maximum calm and restraint, and to act with a sense of responsibility to prevent an escalation of what is already a devastating and highly dangerous conflict," his spokesman Martin Nesirky said. Nesirky said the United Nations was unable to independently verify the Israeli strikes, and had no details about them, but Ban "expresses grave concern over reports of air strikes in Syria by the Israeli Air...
  • 'Julia': Cradle to grave under Obama rule

    05/06/2012 11:41:14 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 24 replies
    washington times ^ | 5-4-12 | Rich Lowry
    In the competition for the creepiest campaign material of 2012, we may already have a winner. It is “The Life of Julia,” the Obama reelection team’s cartoon chronicle of a fictional woman who is dependent on government at every step of her life. … The Obama campaign revives the concept of “cradle to grave” as it highlights Obama-supported programs that take care of Julia from age 3 to her retirement at age 67.
  • Cradle to Grave: The Obama Campaign's Fantasy for American Life

    05/03/2012 10:18:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 5/3/12 | Kevin Glass
    The Obama campaign has a cringe-inducing propaganda slideshow called "The Life of Julia" intended to illustrate how the Obama Administration's policies will give government help to a young woman as she is educated, works, starts a family and retires. If you had to stifle a guffaw, you're not alone. Yes, the Obama Administration's policies alone can be the savior for American children everywhere - all it takes, apparently, are piles and piles of taxpayer money thrown around recklessly. And by the end, children will still be able to retire and live comfortably on the totally-stable programs of Medicare and Social...
  • Pictured: 'horrible' woman steals flowers from boy's grave

    12/08/2011 9:38:53 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 12-8-11
    Police are hunting a woman who was captured on camera appearing to steal flowers from a schoolboy’s grave. She was photographed at the grave of 11 year-old, Robert Stringer, who died in a car accident in 1980, after the boy’s family installed a motion-sensing camera in a tree. It followed a string of thefts of floral tributes at Rippleside Cemetery in Barking, Essex. His family have released the pictures in an attempt to track her down. Steve Rose, 37, of Walthamstow, east London, who installed the camera, said: “I was only six when he died. My aunt, who died two...
  • Military Headstones

    08/17/2011 3:42:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 2+ views
    Where do our military headstones come from? A great story. I often wondered where and how our military headstones were made .... Click on the link below turn up sound very interesting.
  • Rudolf Hess’s Remains Removed From Grave

    07/21/2011 12:59:36 PM PDT · by americanophile · 27 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 21, 2011 | JUDY DEMPSEY
    BERLIN — The bones of Rudolf Hess, Adolf Hitler’s deputy, have been exhumed and disposed of because his grave in the small Bavarian town of Wunsiedel had become a pilgrimage site for neo-Nazis, the town’s mayor said in an interview on Thursday. Karl-Willi Beck, 56, who has been mayor of Wunsiedel since 2002, said the cemetery administrators removed Hess’s remains and his gravestone early Wednesday. “It was the right thing to do,” Mr. Beck said. He added that the bones would be cremated and scattered over a lake, but he gave no other details.
  • The Church Built on Peter

    06/29/2011 5:46:53 AM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 282 replies
    The Integrated Catholic Life ^ | June 29, 2011 | Fr. Roger Landry
    After St. Peter died upside down on a cross in the Circus of Caligula and Nero, the surviving Christians obtained his body and buried him quickly nearby, on the steeply sloping Vatican Hill to the north of the Circus. That hill had become a makeshift graveyard four months earlier after the fire of Rome had killed so many residents of the metropolis that their loved ones began to use any open spot they could find on the roadsides radiating outside the city. . . . When the tropaion of Peter was found underneath the high altar during archaeological escavations in...
  • Dozens of bodies found buried in Texas (major Ouija Board fail)

    LIBERTY COUNTY, Texas -- Dozens of bodies have been found in a mass grave in Liberty County, officials said Tuesday. The Liberty County Sheriff's Office said 25 to 30 bodies were buried at the intersection of County Roads 2049 and 2048 between Hardin and Daisetta. The bodies are those of children, according to preliminary reports. The FBI was called in to assist the investigation.
  • 3 NJ Women Arrested For Stealing 380 Grave Markers

    06/06/2011 5:09:08 PM PDT · by maine yankee · 45 replies
    CBS philly ^ | 06/06/2011 | staff
    CINNAMINSON, N.J. (CBS) – Three New Jersey women are behind bars for a crime, that is becoming more and more common according to police. Authorities say they stole brass markers from the graves of veterans at local cemeteries, and sold the stolen markers to a scrap yard. Authorities tell Eyewitness News the suspects needed drug money.
  • FOX NEWS: LEGENDARY YOGI BERRA IN GRAVE CONDITION

    03/10/2011 9:49:40 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 38 replies
    FOX NEWS LIVE | 10 MARCH 2011 | FOX NEWS LIVE
    Yogi Berra rushed to FL hospital...
  • Beyond the 'grave': Parents' statement on Father Euteneuer

    02/24/2011 2:05:50 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 11 replies
    Spero News ^ | February 19, 2011 | Tom O'Toole
    You duped me, O LORD, and I let myself be duped; you were too strong for me, and you triumphed. All the day I am an object of laughter; everyone mocks me. Whenever I speak, I must cry out, violence and outrage is my message; the word of the LORD has brought me derision and reproach all the day. I say to myself, I will not mention him, I will speak in his name no more. But then it becomes like fire burning in my heart, imprisoned in my bones; I grow weary holding it in, I cannot endure it....
  • Archaeologists On Crete Find Skeleton Covered With Gold Foil In 2,700-year-old Grave

    10/01/2010 2:54:59 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    Canadian Press via Google News ^ | Tuesday, September 28, 2010 | Nicholas Paphitis
    Excavator Nicholas Stampolidis said his team discovered more than 3,000 pieces of gold foil in the 7th-century B.C. twin grave near the ancient town of Eleutherna... The tiny gold ornaments, from 1 to 4 centimetres (0.4 to 1.5 inches) long, had been sewn onto a lavish robe or shroud that initially wrapped the body of a woman and has almost completely rotted away but for a few off-white threads... The woman, who presumably had a high social or religious status, was buried with a second skeleton in a large jar sealed with a stone slab weighing more than half a...
  • Boy holds sale to buy gravestone for dad

    09/26/2010 1:27:19 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 34 replies
    CBCNews.ca ^ | September 26, 2010 | staff reporter
    Hundreds of people flocked to a yard sale in Kingston, Ont., on Saturday after hearing a nine-year-old boy wanted to raise money to buy a headstone for his dead father. "I just felt bad because there was no gravestone, so I wanted raise money to buy a gravestone," said Blake McGinness. Blake's father, Rick Lees, who died last year of a stomach aneurysm, is buried at the Wilmer Cemetery just outside Kingston. His gravesite is currently marked only by some of Blake's toys, as the family couldn't afford a gravestone. News of Blake's yard sale spread, prompting hundreds of people...
  • Marines Find 72 Bodies at Suspected Drug Cartel Dumping Ground in Northern Mexico

    08/25/2010 6:47:28 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/25/2010 | Fox News
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican marines found the dumped bodies of 72 people at a rural location in northern Mexico following a shootout with suspected drug cartel gunmen that left one marine and three suspects dead, the Navy reported late Tuesday. The cadavers of 58 men and 14 women were found at a spot near the Gulf coast south of the border city of Matamoros. It appears to be the largest drug-cartel body dumping ground found in Mexico since President Felipe Calderon launched an offensive against drug trafficking in late 2006. "The federal government categorically condemns the barbarous acts committed...
  • Dallas man arrested after taking foot from corpse in Pleasant Grove cemetery

    04/30/2010 9:14:20 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 56 replies · 1,267+ views
    Dallas News ^ | 4/30/2010 | Dallas News
    A Dallas man was arrested early this morning when he was found carrying a foot stolen from a Pleasant Grove graveyard, police said. Daniel Wayne Staley, 18, is accused of digging up a grave and removing a foot from a body at a Jewish cemetery near the 3100 block of Buckner Boulevard. "I dug it up from a nearby grave and took it from a Jew girl just because I wanted a foot," he told officers, according to a police report.
  • 'This could be us': Marines among 6,000 who place wreaths on graves at Arlington Cemetery

    12/12/2009 4:33:28 PM PST · by HokieMom · 6 replies · 806+ views
    WP ^ | December 12, 2009 | Yamiche Alcindor
    Pfc. De'Angello Robinson, 19, traveled seven hours by bus to place a single wreath on the tomb of a soldier whom he'd never met. For him, and the other Marines who took the trip from Camp Johnson in Jacksonville, N.C. to Arlington National Cemetery to decorate graves, the day was about paying tribute to men and women who once stood in their shoes. "In a few months, from where we are getting shipped out, this could be us," said Robinson of the fallen soldiers. "If it is us, I would want somebody to do the same for me so I'm...
  • 4 Ill. cemetery workers accused in grisly plot (the bodysnatchers move famous)

    07/09/2009 3:51:46 PM PDT · by restornu · 13 replies · 817+ views
    APAssociated Press Writer ^ | JULY 2009 | By SOPHIA TAREEN
    video clip ALSIP, Ill. (AP) -- Three gravediggers and a cemetery manager unearthed hundreds of corpses from a historic black cemetery south of Chicago, dumping some in a weeded area and double-stacking others in existing graves, in an elaborate scheme to resell the plots, authorities said Thursday. All four were charged with felonies. Frantic relatives of the deceased descended on Burr Oak Cemetery - the final resting place of lynching victim Emmett Till and blues singers Willie Dixon and Dinah Washington - in hopes someone could tell them their loved ones' remains were not among the pile of bones that...
  • Serbia seeks grave of WWII guerrilla leader Dragoljub Draza Mihailovic, slain by communists

    05/27/2009 7:43:06 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 8 replies · 1,056+ views
    Cleveland.com ^ | April 27, 2009 | AP
    Photo of communist guard with gun and General Draza Mihailovich from the archives of the Military Museum in Belgrade. BELGRADE, Serbia -- Serbia's government has formed a special commission to try to locate the grave of a World War II guerrilla leader executed as a traitor by the Communists, officials said Monday. The location of Dragoljub Draza Mihailovic's grave has been unknown since postwar Communist authorities executed him in 1946 for collaboration with the Nazi occupiers. For decades, the issue has fueled divisions in Serbia, where many believe that Mihailovic was a hero who was killed for his loyalty to...
  • George F. Will: California dug its own grave, and it's about to get deeper

    05/03/2009 2:07:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 56 replies · 3,000+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 5/3/09 | George Will
    California's increasingly severe and largely self-inflicted economic crisis will deepen on May 19 if, as is probable and desirable, voters reject most of the ballot measures that were drafted as part of a "solution" to the state's budget deficit. They would make matters worse. ... Under Arnold Schwarzenegger, the best governor the states contiguous to California have ever had, people and businesses have been relocating in those states. For four consecutive years, more Americans have moved out of California than have moved in. California's business costs are more than 20 percent higher than the average state's. In the last decade,...
  • Skull & Bones sued for Geronimo's remains

    02/17/2009 9:18:37 PM PST · by XR7 · 28 replies · 3,075+ views
    Yale Daily News ^ | 2/17/09 | Nora Caplan-Bricker
    The heirs of an Apache chieftain whose remains are rumored to be held inside Yale's oldest secret society filed a lawsuit today demanding the return of their ancestor's skull. Twenty descendants of the legendary Apache chieftain Geronimo are suing the federal government, the University and the society Skull & Bones in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to seek the return of his remains as well as punitive damages. One hundred years ago today, Geronimo died of pneumonia at Fort Sill, Okla., but the suit alleges members of the society exhumed his remains in 1918 or 1919 and...
  • More room on top - lack of space brings in the doubledecker grave

    11/14/2008 12:50:52 PM PST · by Scythian · 16 replies · 538+ views
    The disturbance of human remains in burial grounds is to be allowed for the first time since the early Victorian era to deal with a shortage of graves, The Times has learnt. Under a test scheme to begin in the new year, local authorities across the country will be allowed to exhume remains and rebury them deeper to create space for further burials on top. In some cases, new inscriptions will be added to the existing headstone to ensure that the heritage of the grave is not destroyed. Damaged or insignificant headstones would be removed and replaced with only the...
  • Gravediggers come up short on would-be saint's remains

    10/31/2008 3:01:56 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 21 replies · 515+ views
    LONDON -- Plans to transfer the remains of 19th-century Roman Catholic Cardinal John Henry Newman from a humble country graveyard to a posh marble sarcophagus have been abandoned because gravediggers could not find his body. When church officials sought to exhume his bones from his grave in a rural English cemetery on Thursday (Oct. 2), all they found were a brass plaque and a scattering of red tassels from his cardinal's hat. The Catholic Church had wanted to shift Newman's remains to Birmingham Oratory, the Midlands edifice that he established in Victorian England, in preparation for his expected beatification as...
  • Grave Fragment Found: Son of Second Temple High Priest

    10/06/2008 2:11:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 563+ views
    arutz 7 ^ | 10-06-08 | Hillel Fendel
    Archaeologists excavating north of Jerusalem have found a piece of a sarcofagus - a stone coffin - belonging to a son of a High Priest. The visible inscription reads, "the son of the High Priest" - but the words before it are broken off. It thus cannot be ascertained which High Priest is referred to, nor the name or age of the deceased. Many other findings in the excavation are from the late Second Temple period, and archaeologists assume that the High Priest in question lived between 30 and 70 C.E. Yoli Shwartz, Spokesperson for the Israel Antiquities Authority, notes...
  • Ancient grave found on Bognor new homes site[UK]

    07/28/2008 9:00:54 AM PDT · by BGHater · 9 replies · 275+ views
    The Argos ^ | 28 July 2008 | Sam Underwood
    Land soon to become a new housing estate has yielded an unexpected treasure – a 2,000- year-old skeleton, believed to be that of a prince, a warrior or a priest. Planning permission has been granted for more than 600 houses in open fields at North Bersted near Bognor. But before the work could go ahead, an archaeological survey had to be carried out on the site to check if there was anything of historical interest under the topsoil. What the team from the Thames Valley Archaeological Services found was beyond their wildest dreams. After digging tirelessly for several months they...
  • Archaeologists find grave of suspected vampire

    07/14/2008 11:20:59 AM PDT · by BGHater · 73 replies · 1,670+ views
    Czech News Agency (ČTK) ^ | 14 July 2008 | Czech News Agency (ČTK)
    Pardubice, East Bohemia, July 11 (CTK) - Archaeologists have uncovered a 4000-year-old grave in Mikulovice, east Bohemia, with remains of what might have been considered a vampire at the time, Nova TV has reported. The experts made the terrifying find within their research of a burial site from the Early Bronze Age. One of the graves was situated somewhat aside. The skeleton in it bears traces of unusual treatment. When buried, the dead man was weighed down with two big stones, one on his chest and the other on his head. "Remains treated in this way are now considered as...
  • 7/7 bomber's family hold party as city mourns

    07/07/2008 3:00:24 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 17 replies · 161+ views
    This is London ^ | 07.07.08 | Amar Singh
    A party is being held at the grave of a 7/7 bomber in what is being described as an insult to the 52 London commuters murdered three years ago today. The family of Shehzad Tanweer and 400 guests will "celebrate his life" and "remember him as a martyr" at a village in Pakistan today. Tanweer, 22, Mohammad Sidique Khan, 30, Hasib Hussain, 18, and 19-year-old Jermaine Lindsay also died when they detonated rucksack bombs on three crowded Tube trains and a No30 bus. Tanweer's uncle, 42-year-old property developer Tahir Pervez, is organising the celebration in which verses of the Koran...
  • Gold Cup Find Led To (Anglo-Saxon) Graves Discovery

    03/21/2008 10:59:33 AM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 821+ views
    Kent Online ^ | 3-21-2008 | Nick Evans
    Gold cup find led to graves discovery by Nick Evans AN important archaeological find by Broadstairs man Cliff Bradshaw prompted further excavations which uncovered centuries- old Anglo-Saxon graves. These later finds, thought to be the graves of women from the fifth and sixth centuries, were the subject of an inquest held last week by coroner Rebecca Cobb to decide if the finds should be declared treasure. She heard the excavations followed the discovery in 2001 by Cliff Bradshaw of what has since become known as the Ringlemere Cup, which was later declared a national treasure and is on show in...
  • Ancient (Anglo-Saxon) Grave Markers Found At The Cathedral

    03/06/2008 2:26:57 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 215+ views
    Peterborough Today ^ | 3-5-2008 | Jackie Hall
    Ancient grave markers found at the cathedral Archaeologist Dr Jackie Hall with a rare find of Anglo-Saxon grave markers discovered during repairs to a wall in the cathedral precincts.(8PF0228118) Picture: PAUL FRANKS EIGHT Anglo-Saxon grave markers belonging to ordinary folk have been uncovered in Peterborough Cathedral's grounds during restoration work. Workers at the site, who are repairing ancient stone walls in the precincts, alerted the cathedral's archaeologist to the find, which was discovered in the same wall as a medieval fireplace. Archaeologist Dr Jackie Hall analysed the pieces, and discovered they were 11th century grave markings which are believed to...
  • Druid Grave Unearthed In UK?

    02/11/2008 3:11:33 PM PST · by blam · 37 replies · 114+ views
    Discovery News ^ | 2-11-2008 | Jennifer Viegas
    Druid Grave Unearthed in U.K.? Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News Digging for History Feb. 11, 2008 -- Historical records tell of a mystical, priestly and learned class of elite individuals called Druids among Celtic societies in Britain, but there has been no archaeological evidence of their existence. Until, perhaps, now. A series of graves found in a gravel quarry at Stanway near Colchester, Essex, have been dated to 40-60 A.D. At least one of the burials, it appears, may have been that of a Druid, according to a report published in British Archaeology. Mike Pitts, the journal's editor and an archaeologist,...
  • Liberty County Veteran's Grave Vandalized (Iraq Marine)

    10/21/2007 3:33:55 PM PDT · by SmoothTalker · 24 replies · 51+ views
    "The family of a fallen Marine is dealing with another shock -- their son's new grave was vandalized. Lance Cpl. Jeremy Burris, 22, of Liberty, died in Iraq and was buried at Cook Memorial Cemetery earlier this week. The cemetery has a locked gate at the front and a fence around the perimeter, but vandals managed to get in sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, less than two days after the Liberty marine was buried, officials said. " "Tom Smathers, a Liberty resident said, "It's terrible. You can't believe someone would do something like that.""
  • Viking Graves To Be Re-Opened

    06/08/2007 3:27:19 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 1,134+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | 6-8-2007
    Viking graves to be re-openedA worker welded together the aluminium casket in which the Vikings' remains were re-buried in 1948. The Viking graves that contained the famous ships Oseberg and Gokstad will be re-opened in September, in an effort to gain new knowledge from the remains of the two women and one man buried in them.Grave robbers plundered the Viking mounds centuries ago. This photo was taken in 1904. These leather shoes were found in the Oseberg ship and probably belonged to the older of the two women buried with the ship. The burial mound containing the famed Oseberg ship...
  • The 'Grave Slab Code' Baffles Experts

    04/12/2007 3:08:53 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 1,155+ views
    IC Newcastle ^ | 4-12-2007 | Tony Henderson
    The 'grave slab code' baffles expertsApr 12 2007 By Tony Henderson Environment Editor, The Journal What could be a 900-year-old code is baffling archaeologist Peter Ryder. Over the last 30 years Northumberland-based Peter has recorded 700 ancient grave slab covers in the county, plus another 500 each in County Durham and Cumbria. But the carvings found on one 12th-Century slab, which had been recycled and used 300 years later in a church tower, have set Peter a puzzle. Three 12th-Century grave slabs were incorporated into the tower of St Michael and All Angels Church in Newburn, Newcastle. They have been...
  • Researchers Find Ancient Couple In Single Grave (Korea)

    03/28/2007 7:59:19 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 235+ views
    Chosun.com ^ | 3-28-2007
    Researchers Find Ancient Couple in Single Grave The remains of two people were discovered in a grave from the Neolithic age in the Yeosoo area of South Cheolla Province. It is the first time that bones from two people have been unearthed from the same Neolithic grave. Gwangju National Museum chief Cho Hyun-jong who led the excavation of the shell mound grave said that the taller of the two skeletons, at 158 cm, had a shell bracelet on the right arm and belonged to a woman. The gender of the other person who was 165 cm has not yet been...
  • Thousands Flock to See Saddam's Grave

    12/31/2006 2:06:45 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 74 replies · 2,231+ views
    AP ^ | 12-31-06 | STEVEN R. HURST
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Thousands of Iraqis flocked to Saddam Hussein's hometown of Ouja on Sunday, where the deposed leader was buried in a religious compound 24 hours after his execution. Dozens of relatives and other mourners, some of them crying and moaning, attended the interment shortly before dawn near Tikrit, 80 miles north of Baghdad. A few knelt before his flag-draped grave. A large framed photograph of Saddam was propped up on a chair nearby. "I condemn the way he was executed and I consider it a crime," said 45-year-old Salam Hassan al-Nasseri, one of Saddam's clansmen who attended...
  • Gravedigger Buried Himself

    09/09/2006 2:24:56 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 6 replies · 212+ views
    ananova.com ^ | 9/9/06 | unknown
    http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_1986597.html Gravedigger buried himself A Dutch gravedigger had a lucky escape after he accidentally buried himself. The 62-year-old man, from Nieuwleusen, was digging a grave in Zwolle cemetery when it happened, reports Gva.be. A trailer containing the earth he had removed tipped over and fell into the grave, knocking over the man and covering him completely. Luckily, a workmate was able to move the trailer and uncover the gravedigger's face to let him breathe. He called the fire brigade who managed to free the man after an hour. He was unhurt apart from a bump on the head.
  • Three Iowa County men tried to dig up a woman's grave

    09/05/2006 4:54:38 PM PDT · by Obadiah · 43 replies · 1,465+ views
    NBC15 News ^ | 09/06/06 | NBC15
    The men face charges of attempted misdemeanor theft and attempted third degree sexual assault. Investigators say the three men went to this cemetery in Cassville Saturday night to dig up the grave of Laura Tennessen. The nursing assistant died in a motorcycle accident in Cassville, not far from where's she's buried. A criminal complaint against the men says an officer responded to the intersection of Wall and East Bluff Streets to investigate a suspicious vehicle. The officer then questioned Alex Grunke, who was walking toward the vehicle, dressed in black and sweating, according to the complaint. Police say they learned...
  • BOSNIA: 1,000 BODIES EXCAVATED IN RECORD MASS GRAVE

    08/18/2006 1:09:26 AM PDT · by Westlander · 84 replies · 1,896+ views
    AKI/VPR ^ | Aug-17-06 | (Vpr/Aki)
    Forensic experts have excavated over 1,000 bodies from a mass grave in the village of Kamenica in eastern Bosnia.
  • 'Darwin's Tortoise' Takes Her Secrets to the Grave at the Age of 176

    06/23/2006 5:38:18 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 889+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-24-2006 | Mark Chipperfield
    'Darwin's tortoise' takes her secrets to the grave at the age of 176 By Mark Chipperfield in Sydney (Filed: 24/06/2006) Harriet, a 23st Galapagos tortoise, has died in a Queensland wildlife park at the age of 176, carrying to her grave the mystery of her origins. John Hangar, a senior veterinarian at the Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast, said the reptile suffered a heart attack on Thursday. "Harriet sadly died last night after, thankfully, a very short illness," he said. "She had a heart attack and passed away quietly overnight." Harriet made it into the Guinness Book of World...
  • Bird Flu Threat Not So Grave, CDC Chief Says

    04/15/2006 5:48:32 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 588+ views
    The News Tribune ^ | 4-15-2006 | Alexander Otto
    Bird flu threat not so grave, CDC chief says M. ALEXANDER OTTO; The News Tribune Published: April 15th, 2006 01:00 AM Federal health officials at a meeting Friday in Tacoma downplayed the risk bird flu poses to humans, contrasting earlier warnings from the federal government. “There is no evidence it will be the next pandemic,” Dr. Julie Gerberding, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, said of avian flu. There is “no evidence it is evolving in a direction that is becoming more transmissible to people.” Gerberding spoke at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center...
  • Mother Sheehan, Too Busy to Honor Casey

    03/10/2006 6:57:56 AM PST · by BRUMama · 11 replies · 636+ views
    Gateway Pundit Blog ^ | 3/9/2006 | Gateway Pundit
    Mother Sheehan has been too busy these last two years to put a headstone on Casey's grave! As LT. Smash pointed out, Cindy was given a $250,000 payout when Casey died. But it's not about cost, anyway... What makes this even more outrageous is that the Department of Veterans Affairs provides tombstones or markers for free to eligible veterans: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) furnishes upon request, at no charge to the applicant, a government headstone or marker for the grave of any deceased eligible veteran in any cemetery around the world. For all deaths occurring before September 11,...
  • What Secrets Did Japan's Ancient Emperors Take To The Grave? And Will We Ever Know

    01/05/2006 4:14:56 PM PST · by blam · 27 replies · 1,108+ views
    Asahi.com ^ | 1-5-2006 | Hiroshi Matsubara
    What secrets did Japan's ancient emperors take to the grave? And will we ever know? 01/05/2006 By HIROSHI MATSUBARA, Staff Writer This is the fourth in a series on issues and topics facing Japan's imperial family. A new challenge is being mounted that may eventually put the Imperial Household Agency in something of a tight corner. Academics have long called on the agency to open imperial tombs to full inspection to resolve riddles of Japan's ancient past and put to rest lingering doubts about the authenticity of some of the final resting places of emperors. All this time, the agency,...
  • Veterans Nationwide Gravesite Locator On-line

    01/04/2006 11:32:53 AM PST · by anymouse · 7 replies · 737+ views
    Guidry News Service ^ | January 3, 2006
    Department of Veterans Affairs News Release The burial locations of more than 5 million veterans for whom the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has provided grave markers are now available on the Internet, as well as the information inscribed on the markers. Online since April 2004, the nationwide gravesite locator ( http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov ) helps veterans' families, former comrades-in-arms and others find the graves of veterans. VA recently added 1.9 million records for veterans buried primarily in private cemeteries to its database. The gravesite locator previously carried records on 3 million veterans buried in VA national cemeteries since the Civil War,...
  • Iraq Remains Thought to Be From 1991 Grave - Remains of dozens found in grave near Karbala

    12/27/2005 8:57:07 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 412+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/27/05 | Jason Straziuso - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Municipal workers in the Shiite holy city of Karbala found remains believed to be from a mass grave dating to 1991, when Saddam Hussein's regime put down a Shiite uprising in the south. Also, more than 10,000 people marched through Baghdad in support of a national unity government of Sunnis and Shiites, while insurgent attacks killed six Iraqi policemen and two civilians in a fresh surge of violence. The remains were discovered Monday and were sent for testing Tuesday in an effort to identify the bodies, said Rahman Mashawy, a Karbala police spokesman. He did not say...
  • Mass Grave Yields Mayan Secrets (Cancuen - More)

    11/21/2005 5:51:45 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies · 861+ views
    BBC ^ | 11-21-2005 | Neil Arun
    Mass grave yields Mayan secrets By Neil Arun BBC News A grisly discovery deep in the Guatemalan jungle may cast new light on one of the ancient world's most beguiling mysteries - the collapse of the Mayan civilisation. Images from the Mayan massacre site. A grave containing some 50 bodies, buried in royal finery and bearing the marks of a vicious death, has been perplexing experts since it was unearthed earlier this year. These are not the victims of "random violence", says Arthur A Demarest, the US archaeologist who has spent the best part of a decade fending off drug...
  • Donors Setting Up Funds From Beyond Grave

    10/28/2005 9:24:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 240+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/28/05 | Sharon Theimer - ap
    WASHINGTON - Dozens of political donors are reaching beyond the grave to support candidates and parties, setting up their estates to continue giving campaign money long after their deaths, a study released Friday found. Presidential and congressional candidates and political parties have collected just over $1.3 million from at least 100 deceased donors since 1991, according to the Halloween-themed "From Coffins to Coffers" report by the Center for Public Integrity in Washington. Political parties are the biggest recipients. National Democratic Party committees have received at least $644,000, while Republican Party committees have taken in roughly $588,000, the nonpartisan watchdog group's...
  • Eastern Zhou Grave Pit Unearthed In Luoyang

    10/26/2005 4:27:29 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 424+ views
    Eastern Zhou grave pit unearthed in Luoyang www.chinaview.cn 2005-10-26 13:51:52Two worker clear up the relics in the newly unearthed pit. [newsphoto] The horse-and-vehicle pit excavated in this cultural relics discovery [newsphoto] Archaeologists and workers excavate cultural relics from an Eastern Zhou Dynasty grave that was found in Luoyang of Central China's Henan Province on October 25, 2005. Bronzeware, jade, and horse pit unearthed from the burial site are in good shape, which is peculiar in this ancient city of Luoyang, as usually 90 percent of the graves are empty upon discovery. [newsphoto]According to the experts, it is a a scholar-bureaucrat's...