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  • [T]housands of children run over the graves of fallen soldiers from WWI’s Battle Of Verdun[tr]

    05/31/2016 6:23:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 30, 2016 | Peter Allen
    Images of thousands of laughing children jogging through one of the most sacred Great War battlefields in the world have caused outrage. They were taken on Sunday during commemorations at Verdun - scene of one of the bloodiest battles in military history. The Battle of Verdun between German and French troops lasted over 300 days, and saw the deaths of more than 300,000 soldiers on both sides in 1916.
  • Semi driver cited after rolling over graves at Abraham Lincoln VETERANS cemetery

    01/07/2016 1:59:46 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    HEARALD NEWS -Joliet ^ | Jan. 6, 2016
    Semi driver cited after rolling over graves at Abraham Lincoln VETERANS cemetery Updated: Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 ELWOOD - Elwood police have cited a truck driver after he allegedly entered the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery and ran an 18-wheel semitrailer over the graves of three veterans. Disobeying the "No Truck" signs posted at the entrance to the cemetery off Route 53, the driver told police he was traveling Monday afternoon to a warehouse located at the nearby intermodal facility operated by CenterPoint Properties, according to a news release from Elwood initiative Safe Roads Illinois. Identified by Elwood Police Chief Fred...
  • Mass graves of women 'too old to be Isil sex slaves' - this is what we're up against

    11/17/2015 7:35:21 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/17/15 | Sophy Ridge
    As the world prayed for Paris, more than three thousand miles east another atrocity was being uncovered in Iraq - two mass graves containing the bodies of older Yazidi women. Sophy Ridge explains why we can't ignore them In the desert dust of Sinjar, in north west Iraq, a walking stick lies on the ground. Strewn casually alongside it are a couple of pairs of scissors, some household keys and a shoe. Bank notes flutter in the dirt. But, if you look a little closer, the scene becomes a horror show. Clumps of hair and fragments of bone poke grotesquely...
  • Let tomorrow always be another day in memory of Confederate War Dead

    07/09/2015 9:35:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/09/15 | Judi McLeod
    Banning the display of Confederate flags on the final resting places of Confederate soldiers is like plunging a rusty sword into the hearts of the great great grandchildren who remember their fallen with pride. The House having voted to ban the display of Confederate flags at historic federal cemeteries in the Deep South is the equivalent of robbing dead Confederate soldiers of their patriot status, condemning their memories forever in absentia and even desecrating their graves. It is akin to ruthlessly tearing out pages from the history book of time; bequeathing an unforgivable denial to up and coming generations born...
  • (Memphis) City Council begins process that could move Forrest statue, grave

    07/07/2015 5:35:59 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 30 replies
    Commercial Appeal ^ | July 7, 2015 | By Ryan Poe
    The Memphis City Council began the process Tuesday that could result in the removal of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest’s statue and body from a public park. The City Council unanimously approved a resolution calling for the removal of the graves of Forrest and his wife from Health Sciences Park at Union and Manassas, and an ordinance to remove a statue of Forrest from the park received the first of three readings. The resolution about the graves still has to receive approval from Chancery Court and Forrest’s descendants, while the ordinance about the statue also requires approval from the Tennessee...
  • Hundreds More Jewish Graves Vandalized in French Towns

    02/18/2015 9:10:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/18/15 | Breitbart News
    (AFP) Dozens more graves have been vandalised at French cemeteries, the interior ministry said Wednesday, as prosecutors said that the desecration of hundreds of Jewish graves over the weekend in Sarre-Union had a clear “anti-Semitic motive”. The interior ministry said crucifixes were overturned and gravesites disturbed in Tracy-sur-Mer, a tiny town next to the D-Day landing beaches, as well as in Saint-Beat in southwest France in the latest vandalism. Swastikas were found in two other towns, the ministry said. The discoveries came as five teens faced preliminary charges for desecrating hundreds of graves at a Jewish cemetery in the eastern...
  • France: 5 Arrested over Shocking Vandalism of 300 Jewish Graves

    02/16/2015 10:04:51 AM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    inn ^ | 2/16/15 | Ari Soffer
    Five adolescents aged 15 to 17 have been taken into custody in eastern France for questioning over a massive vandalism attack against Jewish graves, a local prosecutor said on Monday. All five are from the region of Sarre-Union in Alsace, where around 300 tombs were defaced over the weekend. The youngest came forward after being shocked by the massive reaction across the country to the vandalism, prosecutor Philippe Vannier said. "Apparently, he was very very affected by the scale of the reaction to this affair, including the statements from the highest state authorities," Vannier told reporters. The boy, who was...
  • Analysts say Graves likely to win runoff (LA 06)

    11/09/2014 2:54:16 PM PST · by abb · 24 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | November 9, 2014 | Elizabeth Crisp
    Voters in Louisiana’s 6th District have two choices to represent them in Washington, D.C.: a political newcomer, who served in Gov. Bobby Jindal’s cabinet, or a well-known former governor, who also happens to be a convicted felon. By nearly all measures, Republican Garret Graves, who served as Jindal’s coastal secretary for six years, has the upper hand heading into a Dec. 6 runoff against former Gov. Edwin Edwards, a Democrat. Edwards, a colorful character from a different political era, once famously quipped to reporters that the only way he’d lose an election bid was “if I’m caught in bed with...
  • Archaeologists Relocating Graves Found In Yard In Oak Brook, Illinois

    08/02/2014 2:39:02 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | Aug 1, 2014 | Nancy Harty
    Archaeologists Relocating Graves Found In Yard In Oak Brook August 1, 2014 7:34 AM CHICAGO (CBS) – A team of archaeologists has been excavating the yard of a west suburban home for the past two weeks, after the residents unearthed several graves from a 19th century cemetery. WBBM Newsradio’s Nancy Harty reports property along what’s now known as Kimberly Court in the Brook Forest subdivision of Oak Brook was once part of a cemetery that was active from 1830 to 1890. Dr. Kevin McGowan, director of the Public Service Archaeology & Architecture Program at the Uiversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,...
  • Ancient Etruscan Prince Emerges From Tomb: Photos

    12/03/2013 9:10:36 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 18 replies ^ | Sep 20, 2013 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Italian archaeologists have unearthed a 2,600-year-old intact Etruscan tomb that promises to reveal new depths of one of the ancient world’s most fascinating and mysterious cultures.
  • Center for Media and Democracy: Liberals are morally superior

    11/23/2013 8:43:59 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 34 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 11-23-13 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – If Madison’s Center for Media and Democracy has its way, government investigators armed with subpoenas may soon raid the homes and offices of conservatives across the country in a national campaign that began right here, in the Democrat-controlled Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office. Beginning with a press conference last week and promising a yearlong coordinated effort, CMD has spent several days speculating on the links between free-market political organizations. Any kind of cooperation among those groups to elect a conservative – for example, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker – is evidence of wrongdoing, CMD suggests in a rambling...
  • Where are they buried?

    11/01/2013 9:10:05 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 2 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 10/31/13 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    Founders of religious communities, prominent lay Catholics, philanthropists and church leaders are among the many Catholics whose final resting places are located within the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Many know that Archbishop John Carroll, the first Catholic bishop in the United States, is entombed beside other bishops in the crypt at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore. The Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Homeland is the final resting place for spiritual shepherds including Cardinal Lawrence Shehan and Archbishop William D. Borders. There are also lesser-known Catholics who have made an...
  • War of words: Democrats blast Republicans on ObamaCare fight

    09/24/2013 3:54:23 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 6 replies
    Fox News (Video) ^ | Sept 24, 2013 | Steve Doocy/Rep Tom Graves interview
    Reaction from Rep. Tom Graves (Video at source link)
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 22 September 2013

    09/22/2013 4:51:18 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 252 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 22 September 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows September 15==22nd, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla.; Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz.THIS WEEK (ABC): Reps. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and Tom Graves, R-Ga.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
  • How the Tea Party is winning the GOP fight over ObamaCare

    09/18/2013 8:38:30 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 87 replies
    The Week ^ | Sept 18, 2013 | By Jon Terbush
    Congressional Republicans have battled each other of late over which tack to take in handling the next showdown over the budget. The Tea Party wing of the party has refused to support any budget bill unless it kills ObamaCare, while the more moderate leadership, wary of the political fallout from such an all-or-nothing gamble, has resisted the plan. It looks like the Tea Party just won round one. House Republicans will soon stage a vote on a budget bill — known as a continuing resolution (CR) — that both funds the government and defunds the Affordable Care Act, according to...

    09/16/2013 2:50:08 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    Human Events (excerpt - click for article) ^ | Sept 16, 2013 | By: John Hayward
    Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA) made his bid to stop the ObamaCare train wreck by introducing the Stability, Security, and Fairness Resolution, which essentially funds every part of the government except ObamaCare for the coming year. The gigantic federal government is now funded by an endless string of emergency spending resolutions, a stack of fiscal Band-Aids high enough to reach the Moon. Rep. Graves is simply proposing to leave ObamaCare out of this year’s check-writing frenzy, which seems only fair, since President Obama already broke the law to delay the crucial employer mandate past the 2014 elections. Why not put the...
  • A Battle Won but the War Continues to Defund Obamacare

    09/14/2013 8:08:58 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 9-14-13 | David Bossie
    This week, thanks to a groundswell of opposition from conservative activists, the House Republican leadership decided to delay voting on their continuing resolution. Leadership would never admit it, but they canceled Thursday’s scheduled vote because they did not have enough support from Republican members. Using tactics that only Washington insiders could dream of, House leadership attempted a questionable parliamentary scheme which is known as "deem and pass." The goal was to give Republicans a chance to say they voted to defund Obamacare while simultaneously passing a bill out of the House that funds it. If that sounds confusing, that’s because...
  • With Bachmann not running, Jim Graves pulls out of 6th District race

    05/31/2013 8:32:34 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 50 replies ^ | 5/31/13 | Eric Black
    As of today, Jim Graves is going to indefinitely suspend his campaign for Congress from the 6th District. Translation: He is not running. He is dropping out of politics to concentrate on his family and his business. ~SNIP~ “Basically, after all that’s gone on, and with Michele Bachmann now stepping down, I’ve been talking to my friends and family and frankly, the feeling is, ‘Mission Accomplished.’ She wasn’t representing the people of the 6th District appropriately, and now she won’t be representing them. There’s no way anyone could run and win who would be worse than Michele Bachmann. So we...
  • Medieval plague victims unearthed in City of London square

    03/14/2013 10:10:16 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday 14 March 2013 | Gwyn Topham
    Seven centuries after their demise, the skeletons of 12 plague victims have been unearthed in the City of London, a find which archaeologists believe to be just the tip of a long-lost Black Death mass burial ground. Arranged in careful rows, the bodies were discovered 2.5 metres below the ground in Charterhouse Square in works for a Crossrail tunnel shaft beside the future ticketing hall for Farringdon station. Tests are needed to confirm the skeletons' provenance, but the discovery should shed more light on life and death in 14th-century Britain and help scientists to understand how the plague mutated.
  • “BillionGraves” Webinar to Highlight New Genealogy Technology

    10/31/2012 11:05:59 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 29 replies ^ | Nov. 15, 2011
    A new mobile device app called “BillionGraves,” which combines GPS location data with the pictures users take of gravestones...
  • Cemetery Guns and Grave Torpedoes

    08/12/2012 12:46:02 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies ^ | August 4, 2012 | Christopher Eger
    Cemetery Guns and Grave Torpedoes Newspaper editor Arthur Brisbane once said, “The fence around a cemetery is foolish, for those inside can't get out and those outside don't want to get in." However, this has not always been the case. For centuries graveyards had to content with the scourge of grave robbers who preyed on the valuables of corpses, and even the corpses themselves. This threat led to an industry solution—grave guns. Cemetery Guns Set-guns, defined as a gun that is set to fire on any intruder that encounters the wire that sets it off, have been around since at...
  • TENNESSEE: Blount County nurse gets no jail time for NYC gun charge

    03/20/2012 8:15:20 AM PDT · by SmithL · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 3/20/12 | News Sentinel staff
    A Blount County woman arrested on a gun possession charge while visiting New York City has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge, according to the Associated Press. Meredith Graves, a registered nurse from Louisville, was spared jail time under the plea deal. She pleaded guilty Monday to criminal possession of a weapon, according to the AP. Charged with felony gun possession, Graves posted a $2,000 bond and faced a minimum sentence of 3˝ years in prison after reportedly requesting to check her loaded, .32-caliber handgun with police at the World Trade Center Memorial on Dec. 22.
  • NYC Makes Meredith Graves Gun Case Go Away

    03/19/2012 5:59:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 19 March, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman
    Maybe the most widely known of the out-of-towners recently snagged by NYC’s web of anti-gun laws, Meredith Graves took a misdemeanor plea deal this morning, paid a $200 fine and, do doubt, got the hell out of Dodge. Almost no one who purports to be in charge in the Big Apple wanted to see Graves, a nursing student from Tennessee, do any time. As we pointed out earlier, making a sympathetic example of her would only have provided a never-ending supply of ammo to HR 822 proponents and made it that much harder for New York to keep its crazily...
  • Muslims attack Australian war grave (video)

    03/14/2012 10:03:14 AM PDT · by Signalman · 6 replies · 6+ views ^ | Jack404
  • Prison not enough for peaceable armed citizen, Bloomberg smears her with lie(NY)

    01/04/2012 7:04:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 122 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 January, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann
    On December 22, registered nurse and fourth-year medical student Meredith Graves, from Tennessee, was visiting the 9/11 Memorial in New York City. Ms. Graves, rather than abdicating responsibility for her security to others, was carrying a defensive handgun, as she is licensed to do in Tennessee. That, unfortunately, avails her nothing in New York. When she saw the "No Guns" sign before entering, she did her best to comply with the law, asking a security guard where she could check her gun. The guard directed her to a police officer, who promptly arrested her for violation of New York's laws...
  • “BillionGraves” Webinar to Highlight New Genealogy Technology [Lds obsession with the dead]

    11/17/2011 12:47:19 PM PST · by Colofornian · 72 replies · 1+ views ^ | Nov. 15, 2011
    A new mobile device app called “BillionGraves,” which combines GPS location data with the pictures users take of gravestones, will be highlighted by FamilySearch presenter Tim Cross at this month’s Utah Genealogical Association webinar on Thursday, November 17, at 7:00 p.m. mountain standard time. Those interested may watch the live webinar—a virtual meeting broadcast on the Internet—free of charge at the UGA website. After the presentation is over, a UGA membership is required to access the recording. The BillionGraves app, which is available free of charge on Google Android and Apple iOS devices, enables users to upload photos of headstones...
  • Amazing pic of bald eagle 'standing watch' over military cemetery

    09/28/2011 3:49:02 PM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 10 replies
    Facebook ^ | 9.28.11 | Unknown
  • Hundreds sell their own burial plots to make some quick cash (Florida)

    09/28/2011 1:48:14 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    WPTV ^ | 9-25-11 | Dan Corcoran
    PALM CITY, Fla. - Holly Purkey, 28, is one of many Floridians trying to sell her pre-purchased burial plots for some quick cash. She is selling two burial plots in Forest Hills Memorial Park in Palm City. "This is new to me. Kind of a weird investment," said Purkey, of Port St. Lucie. The side-by-side plots belonged to her grandparents, who had moved out of state. She bought them seven years ago. Now Purkey, a stay at home mother, wants this cemetery real estate off her hands. She would like $3,000 for the pair of plots in return. "The money...
  • (Drug Raid Yields Tombstones) ... Tombstone Mystery in Drug Case

    08/17/2011 7:02:54 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | Wednesday, August 17, 2011 | DARRELL SANTSCHI
    Tombstone mystery in drug case San Bernardino County Sheriff's investigators are left with a mystery following the discovery of 24 cemetery headstones in the backyard of a Loma Linda home they were searching for evidence in a drug case Tuesday. One of the headstones was tentatively traced to Montecito Memorial Park in Colton, sheriff's spokeswoman Cindy Bachman said. But a spokeswoman for the cemetery's parent company said workmen found a headstone in place on the grave in question. Lisa Marshall, spokeswoman for Service Corporation International, said no markers were reported missing and that the company is cooperating with investigators. Deputies...
  • 2,000-Year-Old Priestly Burial Box Is Real, Archaeologists Say

    06/29/2011 11:05:58 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 10 replies ^ | June 29, 2011 |
    JERUSALEM – Israeli scholars say they have confirmed the authenticity of a 2,000-year-old burial box bearing the name of a relative of the high priest Caiaphas of the New Testament. The ossuary bears an inscription with the name "Miriam daughter of Yeshua son of Caiaphas, priest of Maaziah from Beth Imri." To confirm the authenticity of the ossuary, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), who discovered the ancient burial box turned to Dr. Boaz Zissu of the Department of the Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology of Bar Ilan University and Professor Yuval Goren of the Department of Archaeology and Ancient...
  • Trio Charged With Stealing From Vets' Graves

    06/08/2011 5:10:08 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 9 replies
    Military.Com ^ | June 7, 2011 | Bryant Jordan
    Across the country, the soaring cost of metal has created a boom market for scrap copper, tin, brass, iron -- whatever. And in several New Jersey communities, that market has created a new generation of grave robbers who steal the metal markers that have adorned the final resting places of fallen troops dating back to the Civil War. "It's absolutely horrific," said Det. William "Bill" Covert of the Cinnaminson Police Department, who investigated the theft of hundreds of such markers in the area's cemeteries. On June 6, police there announced the arrests of three women. "I am a veteran, so...
  • 3 NJ Women Arrested For Stealing 380 Grave Markers, Flower Urns From Local Cemetery

    06/07/2011 5:36:37 AM PDT · by Old Teufel Hunden · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Philadelphia CBS ^ | 6/6/2011 | Jericka Duncan
    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.
  • Rep. Graves questions Obama's autopen signing of Patriot Act extension

    05/28/2011 7:53:34 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5-28-2011 | By Daniel Strauss
    Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ga.) is questioning President Obama's use of an autopen in signing an extension of the Patriot Act. In a letter Friday, Graves asks Obama to confirm that he saw the law prior to its autopen signing. "Mr. President, I write to request your confirmation that S. 990, as passed by Congress, was presented to you prior to the autopen signing, as well as a detailed, written explanation of your Constitutional authority to assign a surrogate the responsibility of signing bills passed into law," Graves wrote. Obama signed the bill into law late Thursday night. The autopen was...
  • Is This An Appropriate Way To Honor A Veteran?

    04/25/2011 7:38:46 AM PDT · by Davy Buck · 1 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 04/25/2011 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    "This is total, total discrimination," said F. Lee Hart III of Suffolk, chairman of the SCV Oakwood Restoration Committee. "I don't think they want to see an Arlington of Richmond, with all of the positive media and tourism that this cemetery will draw, this being the largest combat casualty Confederate cemetery." Virginia Senator James Webb to the rescue. As the Richmond Times Dispatch piece notes, James Webb recently reminded the V.A. that "Confederate and Union soldiers have the same legal status."
  • Graves Rises to Top of Potential GOP Challengers to McCaskill, Poll Shows

    01/30/2011 7:01:25 PM PST · by Optimist · 18 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 1/27/11 | Tricia Miller
    A new poll from SurveyUSA predicts a statistical tie in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup between Republican Rep. Sam Graves and Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill for her seat in Missouri. The poll showed McCaskill with 48 percent to Graves’ 44 percent if the 2012 general election were held now, with a margin of error of 2.2 percentage points. Missouri-based Republican consultants Axiom Strategies commissioned the poll, which surveyed 700 adults in the state from Jan. 21 to Monday. The firm did not release polling numbers for contests pitting other Republicans against McCaskill or for GOP primary challenges to Graves. However, Axiom...
  • Tests show head of France's King Henri IV 'genuine'

    12/16/2010 1:28:46 AM PST · by thecodont · 27 replies · 1+ views
    BBC News / ^ | 14 December 2010 Last updated at 19:49 ET | BBC Staff
    Scientists say they have identified an embalmed head as belonging to King Henri IV of France, who was assassinated in 1610 at the age of 57. The head was lost after revolutionaries ransacked the royal chapel at Saint Denis, near Paris, in 1793. A head, presumed to be that of Henri IV, has passed between private collectors since then. A team of scientists used the latest forensic techniques to identify features seen in portraits of the king. A lesion near his nose, a pierced ear and a healed facial wound - from a previous assassination attempt - were among the...
  • At cemetery, U.S. heroes not forgotten for holidays Nearly 1,400 graves are adorned with wreaths

    12/12/2010 7:56:26 AM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies
    Buena High School JROTC cadets place wreaths at grave markers on Saturday. (Ty Holland • For the Herald/Review) SIERRA VISTA — A year ago, when just 242 holiday wreaths were laid on the graves of veterans in Sierra Vista, a group of local women thought those who served this country deserved better, and they decided to do something about it. On Saturday morning, each and every one of the nearly 1,400 graves at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery was adorned with a touch of red and green as a result of their effort.
  • Wave of Destruction: Numerous French Catholic Hallowed Sites Vandalized

    10/06/2010 5:08:30 PM PDT · by 0beron · 8 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 10/06/2010 | Tancred
    his year 323 hallowed Catholic sites have been desecrated. All of this happens under the pall of unholy silence. [] Since the 1st of January 2010 there have been 140 Catholic cemeteries and 183 Catholic churches and chapels desecrated. Bruce Hortefeux (52), French Interior Minister, said this in a conference on the 22nd of September. The reason for the Minister's explanation was the violation of almost twenty Catholic graves in the 2,700 population community Frontenay-Rohan-Rohan in Western France.
  • Arlington grave scandal grows

    07/30/2010 4:45:01 AM PDT · by Nickname · 13 replies
    Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | July 29, 2010 | N/A
    Estimates of the number of graves potentially affected by mix-ups at Arlington National Cemetery grew to as many as 6,600 today, as the cemetery’s former superintendent blamed his staff and a lack of resources for the scandal that forced his ouster.
  • North Carolina Potters: Remembering Phil Graves

    01/23/2010 7:27:50 AM PST · by jay1949 · 3 replies · 205+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | January 23, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    There is a small but dedicated faction of collectors and aficionados which considers Philmore Graves to be among the best turners in the renowned group of masters of the North Carolina art pottery genre. I count myself among the Phil Graves fans, but perhaps I am biased, as I will explain.
  • Saudi-Iran frictions at graves revered by Shiites

    01/04/2010 7:09:44 AM PST · by Artemis Webb · 6 replies · 510+ views
    AP ^ | 010410 | HADEEL AL-SHALCHI,
    MEDINA, Saudi Arabia – At the cemetery where the Prophet Muhammad's family is buried, an Iranian Shiite Muslim pilgrim overcome with emotion was jerked by a Saudi soldier, who barked a sharp order: "Stop crying!" The soldier, a gun at his hip, then hovered over the pilgrim as he wrapped up his prayers to make sure he didn't start weeping again. The Baqee cemetery is where the bitter rivalry between Sunni powerhouse Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran gets personal. Iranians and other Shiites flock to the graves to pay respects to several revered descendants of Islam's prophet, while Saudi soldiers...
  • Rep. Graves attacks ethics office, criticizes 'political smear'

    10/29/2009 2:12:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies · 602+ views
    The Hill ^ | October 29, 2009 | Susan Crabtree
    Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) is criticizing the new ethics office that recommended he be reviewed by the House ethics panel. Graves issues a statement Thursday thanking the House ethics committee for dismissing the charges against him and lashed out at the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE). Graves struck early by releasing the statement before the ethics panel publicly announced that it had unanimously dismissed the complaint against him. Graves lashed out at the OCE in his statement, accusing it of investigating an anonymous complaint and looking into a matter that even if true did not violate House ethics rules. “I...
  • Speaker pressured to intervene in ethics office-panel dispute

    10/28/2009 3:09:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies · 494+ views
    The Hill ^ | October 28, 2009 | Susan Crabtree
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is facing mounting pressure to intervene in an intense dispute between an outside ethics office she pushed through the House and the full ethics committee. The stakes are high for the future of the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE), a new entity Democrats created to help police lawmakers. Its board members and top staff are threatening to resign if the ethics committee doesn’t meet a deadline the OCE believes is critical to its role, according to several sources within the ethics community. Pelosi spokesman Nadeam Elshami said the Speaker believes cooler heads will prevail and the...
  • Third Wedding's a Charm for Denyce Graves -Touching Story

    09/14/2009 5:29:18 AM PDT · by Reagan69 · 6 replies · 1,317+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/14/2009 | Ellen McCarthy
    She was dumped by a boyfriend who no longer wished to follow her around the world. She found herself heartbroken and sick and finally went to a doctor who said he had news -- at 39, she was with child. Impossible, she replied: Throughout her previous 17-year marriage she tried repeatedly to get pregnant,
  • Crosses Smashed: Muslims Vandalize Christian Graves

    05/25/2009 7:38:35 PM PDT · by kellynla · 24 replies · 971+ views ^ | May 25, 2009 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – Palestinian Christians in a normally quiet village are reeling from a series of grave desecrations this week that they say are indicative of intimidation tactics from the town's growing Muslim population. "Christians don't feel free anymore. Our way of life is changing while the Muslim population grows," a local Christian told WND. The Christian would only give his first name, Anis, for fear of Muslim retaliation if he speaks out. He pointed out there are several other Anis's in his village, Jisna, which is located near the West Bank city of Ramallah. This week, 70 Christian grave sites...
  • KOZAK: No Graves or Markers

    05/25/2009 5:36:40 AM PDT · by kellynla · 5 replies · 547+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 25, 2009 | Warren Kozak
    On this Memorial Day, thousands of small American flags will fly in cemeteries near your home, next to the headstones of men and women who defended this country. Flags also will decorate the thousands of graves at Arlington National Cemetery as well as sacred ground throughout Europe and the Pacific that bears long, straight rows of ivory-white crosses and stars. Many of the young Americans who rest under these simple markers did not live past the age of 19 or 20. There also are tens of thousands of equally young men who fought gallantly for this country during World War...
  • Mass grave found in downtown Montgomery

    04/01/2009 6:20:56 PM PDT · by GSP.FAN · 34 replies · 1,741+ views
    KLTV 7 ^ | March 31, 2009 | KLTV 7
    MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Construction workers at a city lot in downtown Montgomery stumbled upon numerous bodies Tuesday morning.
  • Bones may be from 19th-century gravesite[PA][Irish]

    03/26/2009 2:29:20 PM PDT · by BGHater · 8 replies · 578+ views
    Philly ^ | 25 Mar 2009 | Kristin E. Holmes
    Clues to the mysterious deaths of 57 Irish immigrants came first from a secret file that had been locked in a vault until 1970. The men, who sailed from Ireland in 1832, arrived in Chester County to work on the railroad. They died about eight weeks later, most of cholera. Until the file was read six years ago by two brothers, both historians, the immigrants were the stuff mostly of legend and ghost tale. On Friday, another milestone in their story was found in East Whiteland Township. An archaeology research team based at Immaculata University in Chester County uncovered 90...
  • Mediaeval 'vampire' skull found near Venice

    03/08/2009 5:13:24 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 25 replies · 1,724+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8 Mar 2009 | Nick Squires
    The remains of a woman's skull with a rock thrust into its jaws is evidence of the mediaeval fear of vampires, Italian anthropologists have claimed. Scientists found the skull, with its mouth agape and a large slab of rock forced into its mouth, while excavating a mass grave dating from the Middle Ages on an island near Venice. Female "vampires" were often blamed for spreading the plague epidemics through Europe, said Matteo Borrini of Florence University. Wedging a rock or brick into the mouth of a suspected vampire was a way of preventing the person from feeding on the bodies...
  • Cemeteries Are Dying Due To Cremations

    02/23/2009 6:09:51 PM PST · by GSP.FAN · 40 replies · 703+ views
    Denver news ^ | February 23, 2009 | ABC7 news
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Two historic cemeteries in Colorado Springs face a troubled future -- and not because the death rate is slowing.