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  • Seattle's homeless crisis 7: Use Greyhound therapy it works!

    05/25/2016 11:12:57 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 11 replies
    MAINESTATEGOP ^ | Brian Ball
    In part 7, we discuss a solution to American homelessness and unemployment that no one except those who really are concerned are discussing. A way to get the homeless off the streets into employment and into housing while saving money in the long run. its something that liberals generally will not give into except as a last resort because they want to get the money by making the homeless problem prolonged and and visible and line their pockets. Its a policy that is being used in major cities and cash strapped states everywhere and in the case for those who...
  • Sikh man pulled off Greyhound bus after being falsely accused of terror bomb threat - before....

    05/01/2016 10:08:13 AM PDT · by Morgana · 81 replies ^ | May 1 2016 | Khaleda Rahman For
    FULL TITLE: Sikh man pulled off Greyhound bus after being falsely accused of terror bomb threat - before being held for 30 hours by police and photographed without his turban A Sikh man is demanding authorities bring charges against a woman who falsely accused him of making a bomb threat and led to him being pulled off a Greyhound bus at gunpoint, detained for 30 hours and photographed without his turban. Daljeet Singh, who is from the Punjab region of India, had been travelling by Greyhound from Phoenix, Arizona, to Indianapolis, Indiana, on February 21, when another passenger reported he...
  • Trooper killer was from a Chicago suburb with a long record and anger at police

    04/01/2016 5:47:24 AM PDT · by IChing · 48 replies ^ | 4/1/16 | Mark Holmberg
    (VIDEO) RICHMOND, Va. -- Why? Why did the shooter open fire as soon as state Trooper Chad P. Dermyer approached him at Richmond's Greyhound bus station? Why did he keep shooting and fighting till the end, as state police superintendent Col. Steven Flaherty described Thursday night? Why was he in Richmond? An official source identified the shooter as 34-year-old James Brown III of Aurora, Illinois. CBS 6 found a James Brown III., an African-American with a long criminal history in Aurora, whose date of birth matches up with the information from our source. Brown is well known to police there....
  • Police: 3 wounded in Virginia bus station shooting; suspect in custody

    03/31/2016 1:38:26 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 31, 2016
    Police: 3 wounded in Virginia bus station shooting; suspect in custody Bus station shooting A police officer talks with bus patrons outside the Greyhound Bus Station on Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Richmond, Va. Virginia State Police said at least two troopers responding to a shooting at the Richmond bus station and civilian have been taken to a hospital. A police spokeswoman says the shooting suspect was in custody. (Steve Helber / AP) Virginia State Police say two troopers responding to a shooting at a Richmond bus station and a civilian have been taken to a hospital. Spokeswoman Corinne Geller...
  • Shooter dead, police officer with life-threatening injuries in shooting at Greyhound

    03/31/2016 2:44:27 PM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 3/31/2016 | unknown
    DEVELOPING: The shooter at the Richmond, Va., Greyhound bus station is dead, one state trooper has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, and two civilians suffered non-life threatening injuries, a state police spokeswoman said Thursday. Virgina State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said the shooter approached the trooper, who was dressed in an "identifiable" outfit before they had a conversation and the man drew a gun and opened fire. Geller did not say if two had been shot.
  • Active shooter reported at Va. Greyhound bus station

    03/31/2016 12:27:51 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 38 replies ^ | 3/31/16 | foxnews
    Police and ambulances rushed to a Greyhound bus station in Richmond, Va. Thursday after reports of an active shooter, according to local media. ADVERTISEMENT Paramedics rushed at least four people to a nearby hospital, WRIC reports. It was unclear whether the shooter was among them.
  • Greyhound Driver Stops At Motel To Rest With Bus Full Of Passengers (left 'em clueless, stranded)

    01/07/2016 7:39:42 AM PST · by simpson96 · 69 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | 1/5/2016 | Staff
    DENVER (CBS4)- A Greyhound bus bound for Denver made a pit stop at a motel in Kansas so the driver could rest. The catch - the passengers on board had no idea where he was going or for how long.The driver left dozens of passengers stranded on the bus for hours outside the La Quinta motel in Salina, Kan. while he went inside to catch up on some sleep.The bus pulled into the motel late Tuesday afternoon. The driver got off without telling anyone where he was going.Passengers initially thought it was going to be a quick stop but when...
  • The Greyhound Effect

    11/08/2014 1:51:51 PM PST · by LAGreyhound ^ | 11/06/14 | Linda Weber
    Are you looking for a spellbinding novel with deeply Catholic themes, compelling characters, and exquisite prose? Well, if you’ve been confining your search to Barnes and Noble’s family-friendly Christian fiction shelf, I’m here to tell you that you’re missing out. As a reader, you have probably heard of Dean Koontz. He has sold 450 million copies of his books in 38 languages, making him one of the most successful writers in the world. And while his stories have been categorized as science fiction, fantasy, thriller, and horror, he’s also considered by many readers to be the world’s best Catholic author...
  • 5 myths surrounding adopting a Greyhound

    09/24/2014 7:09:39 PM PDT · by LAGreyhound · 32 replies ^ | 9/10/213 | Linda Weber
    When you think of a Greyhound, what comes to mind? Possibly a fast dog racing around a track? Greyhounds make great companions although this is probably not the first breed that comes to mind when thinking of adopting a dog. Perhaps it is because there are some erroneous myths surrounding greyhounds that keep people from considering adoption. must be excerpted per their complaint.
  • All About Him! Obama spends 10 minutes relecting on himself during Daniel Inouye's Funeral

    12/22/2012 4:11:57 AM PST · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    youtube ^ | december 21, 2012
    Unbelievable - During funeral for Senator Daniel Inouye, Obama diverts remembering Inouye for by speaking of himself for about 10 minutes
  • GREYHOUND BUS LINES Alec Baldwin's a Mean Bully!!! [Disses Greyhound]

    12/07/2011 6:08:54 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 26 replies
    TMZ ^ | 12/07/11
    Greyhound Bus Lines has no idea how they got caught in the crossfire between Alec Baldwin and American Airlines -- but they're not taking it sitting down ... telling TMZ, Alec is woefully ignorant when it comes to bus travel. In case you haven't been keeping up -- Alec just wrote a diatribe online, blasting American Airlines for kicking him off one of their planes ... calling the whole ordeal a "Greyhound bus experience." snip The rep adds, "I don’t know why he’s mentioning Greyhound, but we take pride in our safe and enjoyable service."
  • Driver Gets Off Bus in Rural Missouri & Leaves Passengers Stranded For 8 Hours

    11/21/2011 6:28:38 AM PST · by servo1969 · 79 replies ^ | November 20, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    A Greyhound bus driver got off her bus in Charleston, Missouri and walked away. She left the passengers stranded for 8 hours before another driver took them to St. Louis. ------------ Passengers say it was a travel nightmare. A Greyhound bus bound for St. Louis was stranded all night at a truck-stop after the driver got off the bus and never came back. Passengers say the first problem on the trip happened in Sikeston. They say the driver kicked a passenger, 65, off the bus in Sikeston because she didn’t like what he was saying. The bus continued North on...
  • Muslim Bus Rider Suffers Sudden Jihad Syndrome… Shoots Passenger Dead in Springfield (Video) (MO)

    09/11/2011 5:28:29 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 68 replies · 1+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 10, 2011
    Mohamed H Dawod suffered a severe case of Sudden Jihad Syndrome today in Missouri. Dawod shot a passenger in the back and then was tackled by bystanders before he could kill anyone else. Police in Springfield, Mo., were seeking a motive in the killing there on Thursday of a man waiting to board a bus for St. Louis. Justin Hall, 32, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, was preparing to board a Greyhound bus when he was shot in the back. Mohamed H. Dawod, 25, of Glendale, Ariz., was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the shooting, the Springfield...
  • Gunmen Target Greyhound Bus on I-95

    08/16/2010 10:38:00 AM PDT · by brytlea · 19 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 8/16/2010 | BRIAN HAMACHER
    Gunmen opened fire on a Greyhound bus traveling on I-95 Sunday night, the second shooting on the highway in South Florida in the past two weeks.
  • 6 dead in Highway 99 bus crash in Fresno

    07/22/2010 8:01:39 AM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | 7/22/10 | Jim Guy
    Six people are dead and four are in critical condition after an early morning crash of a Greyhound bus Thursday on northbound Highway 99 at McKinley Avenue in Fresno. Two of those dead were men and four were women. The four women were bus passengers and one of the men was the bus driver. The crash occurred just after 2 a.m. California Highway Patrol officer Axel Reyes said the collision was triggered when a Chevrolet Trailblazer overturned in the highway's fast lane and was struck by the bus. The bus, carrying 48 people, then hit a Honda CRV. All three...
  • Standoff in NH city after bus bomb threat

    05/06/2010 4:29:02 PM PDT · by Cindy · 116 replies · 5,258+ views
    (AP) via Google ^ | May 6, 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET - quote: Standoff in NH city after bus bomb threat By KATHY McCORMACK (AP) – 45 minutes ago PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Authorities remained in a standoff with a man on a Maine-to-New York Greyhound bus Thursday, hours after a passenger called 911 to report an explosive device on board. The other 16 passengers and the driver safely got off the bus, which was parked in downtown Portsmouth, surrounded by a bomb squad and sharpshooters, including one in an armored vehicle.
  • Greyhounds no longer top dog

    03/21/2010 2:17:47 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 3 replies · 277+ views
    omaha ^ | March 21, 2010
    COUNCIL BLUFFS Terry Markley remembers the glory days of greyhound racing, when gamblers needed a reservation to score a clubhouse table or else stand elbow-to-elbow with other dog enthusiasts. That was in the late 1980s and early 1990s, before the whistling bells of the slot machines began to drown out the barking of the dogs. “Before 1995, it was pretty packed in here, before people started to drift away from here to the riverboats,” said Markley, a retired military man who spends his afternoons betting on the dogs in a nearly empty clubhouse at Horseshoe Casino. No longer top dog...
  • Stimulus Dollars Buy Greyhound Buses in Missouri

    03/08/2010 10:56:05 AM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 3 replies · 55+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 3-8-10 | Bob McCarty
    I've never had the kind of fun enjoyed by passengers in this 1980 Greyhound commercial, but I'm thinking about taking a ride on the commercial bus line soon. Why? Because, as a taxpayer, I'm paying for it.
  • Greyhound bus passengers get screened, pat down in special TSA operation[FL]

    10/24/2009 10:33:38 AM PDT · by BGHater · 14 replies · 1,082+ views
    ORLANDO SENTINEL ^ | 22 Oct 2009 | Susan Jacobson
    Bryce Williams wasn't expecting to walk through a metal detector or have his bags screened for explosives at the Greyhound bus terminal near downtown Orlando. But Williams and 689 other passengers went through tougher-than-normal security procedures Thursday as part of a random check coordinated by the U.S. The idea is to keep off guard terrorists and others who mean harm, thereby improving safety for passengers and workers. There was no specific threat to the bus station on John Young Parkway south of Colonial Drive. Although the TSA is best known for its agents at airports, the agency's Visible Intermodal Prevention...
  • Greyhound reduces Canada bus service [due to govt demands]

    09/03/2009 11:51:01 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 15 replies · 692+ views
    upi via email no link | 9/3/9
    BURLINGTON, Ontario, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The Greyhound Canada bus line announced Thursday it is ceasing operations in Manitoba and northwestern Ontario because of government policies. In a release from its Burlington, Ontario, headquarters, Senior Vice President Stuart Kendrick said operating losses were mounting and talks with various governments weren't showing any progress. "We have repeatedly asked the federal and provincial governments to change the existing legislative and regulatory regimes that govern intercity bus operations," Kendrick said. "Our financial situation is dire and we are no longer in a position to absorb losses that are almost solely attributable to government...
  • Bus beheading similar to Windigo phenomenon

    09/02/2009 1:49:25 PM PDT · by Nikas777 · 14 replies · 1,144+ views ^ | August 12, 2008 | ANDREW HANON
    Nathan Carlson has barely slept since July 30. "Ever since it happened, I haven't been able to get it out of my head," Carlson says haltingly. "I just don't know what to think of it, quite frankly." The Edmonton ethno-historian is one of the world's leading experts on Windigo phenomenon, and the recent horrific beheading and alleged cannibalism on a Greyhound bus bound for Winnipeg from Edmonton rocked him to his very core.
  • Victim's family outraged Greyhound bus where man beheaded still on the road

    06/04/2009 12:47:07 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 73 replies · 2,251+ views
    The Canadian Press ^ | June 4th, 2009 | Chinta Puxley
    Victim's family outraged Greyhound bus where man beheaded still on the road Published Thursday June 4th, 2009 Chinta Puxley, THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG - The Greyhound bus in which Vince Li attacked and dismembered fellow passenger Tim McLean last summer should be taken off the road out of respect, the victim's mother said Thursday. Carol deDelley says there was little doubt Vince Li would remain in a mental hospital for now. But she says she worries about the coming years. A spokeswoman for Greyhound said the notorious bus is now used in another part of Canada. "After an extensive restoration...
  • The Vincent Li Verdict: The Voice is Laughing

    03/06/2009 9:45:47 AM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 1 replies · 248+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | March 6, 2009 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    The insanity plea was expected to be the obvious play, and Justice John Scurfield ate it up. Apparently for a crime this outrageous only two witnesses are needed to be heard from. Conveniently, both were forensic psychiatrists who agree that Li is a schizophrenic who – cliché alert! – was told by The Voice of God to kill McLean. A Law & Order episode with this tired and overused plotline would be just cause for switching to hockey highlights.
  • Riverside Greyhound station to stay open 3 more months

    12/24/2008 10:36:20 AM PST · by mainestategop · 10 replies · 755+ views
    press enterprise ^ | DOUG HABERMAN
    RIVERSIDE - Greyhound won't shut down its downtown Riverside terminal -- originally set to close today -- for another three months so it can serve customers during the holiday season.
  • Greyhound stabbing in Ontario

    09/22/2008 2:42:34 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies · 348+ views ^ | September 22, 2008 | Mike McIntyre
    A young man was stabbed in the chest while travelling through northern Ontario on a Winnipeg-bound Greyhound bus Sunday afternoon -- less than two hours after passengers say the attacker was put on board by members of the Ontario Provincial Police. The victim -- identified by witnesses as an Asian male in his mid-20s -- was rushed to hospital and is expected to survive. Police arrested the suspect near the town of White River, just moments after the driver allowed him to get off at the side of the highway. "We don't know why he was with the police or...
  • PETA exploits bus beheading

    08/07/2008 12:00:03 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies · 148+ views ^ | August 7, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of radical advocacy groups, but even in that context, PETA’s latest advertising campaign sets new lows.  Last week, an attacker beheaded and cannibalized a man on a Canadian bus, a revolting crime that made headlines around the world.  But where human beings saw tragedy and lunacy, PETA saw … opportunity: An animal rights group has posted an ad on its website comparing the recent stabbing and decapitation of a young Winnipeg man to how humans kill animals for food.People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said the advertisement is meant to make...
  • Greyhound scraps ads after Canada bus beheading

    08/06/2008 12:51:54 PM PDT · by SmithL · 59 replies · 405+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 8/6/8 | ROB GILLIES, Associated Press Writer
    TORONTO, Canada (AP) -- Greyhound has scrapped an ad campaign that extolled the relaxing upside of bus travel after one of its passengers was accused of beheading and cannibalizing another traveler. The ad's tag line was "There's a reason you've never heard of 'bus rage.'"
  • Canada: Mourning family calls man beheaded on bus 'stubborn, kind' [follow-up]

    08/03/2008 12:08:18 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 24 replies · 402+ views
    CanWest via The Edmonton Journal, Edmonton, AB ^ | 2008-08-01 | James Turner & Kelly Sinoski
    WINNIPEG - The family of a young man stabbed to death and beheaded on a Greyhound bus in Manitoba on Wednesday night finally spoke out Saturday, calling 22-year-old Tim McLean "a little guy with a heart bigger than you could know."
  • A Prairie bus ride's descent into terror

    08/02/2008 5:51:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 47 replies · 205+ views
    National Post ^ | 31 July, 2008 | James Cowan
    The Greyhound bus left Edmonton at one minute past midnight on Wednesday morning, bound for a destination located two provinces, 20 hours and more than 1,300 kilometres away. More than 30 passengers were aboard Route 1628 including a pair of French tourists, a six year-old boy, and an elderly woman with her daughter. Among them was an aboriginal man in his early twenties, listening to headphones and headed home to Winnipeg. Through the day and into the evening, the bus pushed along the Trans-Canada -- through Lloydminister, Saskatoon and Gilbert Plains - as passengers read books, listened to music and...
  • Beheaded Canada bus man 'named'

    08/01/2008 8:52:02 AM PDT · by faq · 56 replies · 469+ views
    BBC ^ | August 1, 2008 | BBC
    A young man beheaded in a savage knife attack on a Canadian cross-country bus has been identified by friends as a "bubbly" 22-year-old man. Canadian police have not yet formally confirmed the victim's identity, but friends paid tribute on Facebook and in e-mails to Canadian media. One told broadcaster CBC that Tim McLean, the presumed victim, was loved by many and called him a "ladies man". Police have charged a 40-year-old man with second-degree murder. Vince Weiguang Li, 40, of Edmonton, is now scheduled to appear at court in Manitoba.
  • Horrific attack on Greyhound bus in Manitoba leaves passengers shocked

    07/31/2008 5:19:30 PM PDT · by Mmogamer · 43 replies · 444+ views
    The Canadian Press ^ | JULY 31 2008 | Steve Lambert
    By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press WINNIPEG - Manitoba RCMP had no answers Thursday as to what prompted a man on a Greyhound bus to suddenly stand up and repeatedly stab his seatmate, behead him and carve up his body in front of horrified passengers. Police would only say that a victim was stabbed on the bus that had left Edmonton for Winnipeg, but passengers described a gruesome, unprovoked attack that left them shaken. ((My first news post I hope I did it right if not have mercy,.,))
  • 40-year-old suspect held in gruesome Manitoba bus killing--Passenger decapitated (graphic details)

    07/31/2008 5:10:23 PM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 52 replies · 645+ views
    CBC News ^ | July 31, 2008 | CBC News, otherwise unknown
    A 40-year-old man is in custody in Manitoba after a young man was stabbed — and, witnesses said, decapitated — aboard a Greyhound bus travelling through the province overnight. Police officers spent Thursday examining a Greyhound bus where a passenger was reportedly stabbed and decapitated late Wednesday. The RCMP would not confirm the reports of beheading, saying only that a stabbing took place around 8:30 p.m. CT on an eastbound Greyhound bus on the Trans-Canada Highway about 20 kilometres west of Portage la Prairie. The suspect, believed to be from outside Manitoba, was arrested early Thursday morning after a standoff...
  • Witness Account: Man Decapitates Sleeping Passenger Aboard Greyhound Bus (Video)

    07/31/2008 1:14:56 PM PDT · by Signalman · 53 replies · 156+ views
    Brietbart TV ^ | 7/31/2008 | Unk.
    Knife-wielding man beheads fellow passenger on bus (video)
  • Witness: Man beheaded on Greyhound bus: CANADA

    07/31/2008 8:22:23 AM PDT · by rface · 231 replies · 1,939+ views
    SUN MEDIA ^ | Thu, July 31, 2008 | SUN MEDIA / Canada Press
    PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. — A man was stabbed to death then beheaded on a Greyhound bus in an apparent random act of violence, according to an eyewitness. All lanes of traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway remained closed Thursday morning west of Portage la Prairie as the RCMP investigated what they would only refer to as "a major incident" on the bus that was headed from Edmonton to Winnipeg. At about 8:45 p.m. the vehicle was stopped in the eastbound lane following an apparent assault. Garnet Caton, one of 37 passengers on the bus, said he witnessed the attack. "We...
  • Sorry, fellas, it's quitting time!

    02/16/2008 3:50:36 PM PST · by humblegunner · 43 replies · 148+ views
    The Associated Press and ABC News ^ | February 15, 2008 | Staff
    CORSICANA, TX -- A driver who apparently took her work rules very seriously abandoned a bus full of former prisoners along a highway because her hours for the day were over, police said. The 40 passengers had been paroled or released from the state prison in Huntsville. Some wore ankle bracelet monitors. They were aboard a charter bus that was headed Thursday to a terminal in Dallas but wound up 60 miles short. "In 31 years in law enforcement I've never seen anything like this," Corsicana Police Sgt. Lamoin Lawhon said. ~Snip~
  • Greyhound bus accident outside Montgomery Alabama

    07/27/2007 3:23:28 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 12 replies · 3,135+ views
    WPXI-TV NBC Pittsburgh | 07/27/2007 | na
    From WPXI-TV NBC Pittsburgh... A Greyhound Bus accident kills at least one outside MOntgomery Alabama < breaking > At least one person is dead and 45 injured in a Greyhound bus accident outside Montgomery Alabama this morning. So far no word on what caused the accident.
  • Several Reportedly Dead In Tour Bus Crash

    08/28/2006 7:12:24 PM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 21 replies · 1,022+ views
    AP via ^ | 8/28/06 | AP
    Multiple passengers were injured when a Greyhound bus traveling from New York City to Montreal crashed through a guard rail on the Northway late Monday and landed upside down at the bottom of an embankment, police said. State police reported six unconfirmed deaths, but they have not yet been confirmed by a medical examiner, said Trooper Ryan Bentley of the Westport barracks. The Plattsburgh Press Republican reported from the scene that several people were killed. Former Mayor Daniel Stewart and his partner, Jon Recor, were among the first people at the crash site. They provided a blanket to cover some...
  • Swat on I-95 Greyhound Hostages(Jax, FL)

    08/11/2006 8:59:39 AM PDT · by Dutchgirl · 18 replies · 1,414+ views
    news4jax ^ | 8/11/06 | news 4 jax
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Interstate 95 is closed in both directions between Baymeadows Road and Southside Boulevard as police respond to report of a heavily dressed, uncooperative man with a gun on a Greyhound bus, Channel 4 reported. Police said they received a call from a mobile phone at 10 a.m. saying there was a suspicious person in the back of the bus. Jacksonville Sheriff's Office spokesman Ken Jefferson said the interstate was closed and all traffic is being kept away from the bus, which is pulled over in the southbound shoulder of the the interstate. Click here to find out...
  • Dogs Identified in Laconia Attack

    05/01/2006 10:10:23 AM PDT · by solosmoke · 11 replies · 295+ views
    LACONIA, N.H. -- Police said that they have identified two dogs responsible for killing a Maltese dog and biting her owner. The owner of the greyhounds came forward Sunday, police said. The owner of the Maltese, Doug Hammond, said that he and his wife are heartbroken at the loss of their dog, Katie. He said that his wife, Kathy Hammond, 60, was walking the dog Saturday afternoon when they came upon another woman walking two greyhound dogs. "One of the greyhounds saw the small dog and went after it," Capt. Mike Moyer said. "The woman walking the greyhounds was unable...
  • Two Die As Greyhound Bus Flips in Calif.

    11/27/2005 10:22:23 AM PST · by SmithL · 6 replies · 432+ views
    AP ^ | 11/27/5
    SANTA MARIA, Calif. - A Greyhound bus carrying 42 passengers overturned Sunday, killing two people and injuring more than three dozen others, authorities said. The accident occurred about 7:10 a.m. on Highway 101 in Santa Maria in northern Santa Barbara County, said Capt. Keith Cullom of the county Fire Department. He said two people were killed but details weren't immediately available. The bus had left Los Angeles about four hours earlier and was headed to San Francisco, said Kim Plaskett, a spokeswoman for the Dallas-based bus line. Relief buses were being sent to Santa Maria to collect the passengers who...
  • CA: Bus company policy irks Latino groups (Greyhound profiles illegals)

    09/23/2005 9:23:44 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 3,182+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 9/23/05 | Leslie Berestein and Norma de la Vega
    One recent afternoon at the Greyhound bus terminal in San Ysidro, Latino passengers waited to travel to points north such as Los Angeles and Las Vegas. What they didn't know as they waited is that for the past three years, the Dallas-based bus company has warned its employees not to sell tickets "to anyone you know or believe to be an illegal alien," or face termination, arrest or both. Greyhound said the internal policy is based on federal law and is meant to address immigrant smuggling, and was put in place for fear of legal consequences if the law is...
  • Greyhound requiring employees to screen for illegal immigrants

    09/22/2005 9:56:20 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies · 1,234+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | September 22, 2005 | Elliot Spagat
    Associated Press SAN DIEGO — Greyhound Lines Inc., the nation's largest intercity bus company, has threatened to fire employees who sell bus tickets to illegal immigrants under an internal policy that some Hispanic advocacy groups are calling an invitation to racial profiling. The "Transportation of Illegal Aliens" policy warns Greyhound's customer service employees to beware of people in large groups, moving in single file and traveling with little or no luggage. It says other telltale signs include people "trying to hide or stay out of plain view" or large groups led by a "guide" who holds everyone's tickets. Greyhound also...
  • Greyhound to Screen for Illegal Immigrants

    09/22/2005 12:29:49 PM PDT · by SmithL · 388 replies · 4,365+ views
    AP ^ | 9/22/5 | ELLIOT SPAGAT
    SAN DIEGO -- Greyhound Lines Inc., the nation's largest intercity bus company, has threatened to fire employees who sell bus tickets to illegal immigrants under an internal policy that some Hispanic advocacy groups are calling an invitation to racial profiling. The "Transportation of Illegal Aliens" policy warns Greyhound's customer service employees to beware of people in large groups, moving in single file and traveling with little or no luggage. It says other telltale signs include people "trying to hide or stay out of plain view" or large groups led by a "guide" who holds everyone's tickets. Greyhound also says immigrant...
  • Greyhound Bus complains about New Orleans jail name

    09/12/2005 5:38:55 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 26 replies · 1,064+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/12/05 | Reuters
    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (Reuters) - Greyhound Bus Lines complained to Louisiana's prisons department to stop referring to a temporary New Orleans jail, that was once its bus station, as Camp Greyhound, a prisons official said on Monday. The Greyhound bus station in New Orleans was converted into a makeshift jail by police trying to restore law and order in a city rife with crime and lawlessness in the days after Hurricane Katrina hit. "Greyhound called us on Friday and asked us not to refer to it as Camp Greyhound anymore," Pam Laborde, communications director of Louisiana's department of corrections told...
  • Navy transport plane belly lands in Norfolk

    08/16/2005 1:51:07 AM PDT · by csvset · 9 replies · 582+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | August 15, 2005 | JIM WASHINGTON
    Personnel surround the C-2 Greyhound checking to see why its landing gear wouldn't deploy. The plane landed at 7:15 p.m. on its belly at Norfolk Naval Station. bill tiernan/the virginian-pilot. NORFOLK — A Navy cargo plane made an emergency belly landing at Norfolk Naval Station on Monday after circling the airfield for more than two hours because its landing gear had malfunctioned.None of the 25 people on the plane were injured in the spark-filled landing, which Navy officials called “textbook.’’ The C-2 cargo plane took off from the Norfolk Naval Station at 5:10 p.m. It was one of six...
  • FReeper dog lovers: This little guy needs help urgently (UPDATE)

    05/30/2005 11:05:10 AM PDT · by Wolfstar · 105 replies · 2,390+ views
    Hello everyone. I'm pinging all who responded to my original thread about the little Chihuahua mix who needed a home so desperately back in late March, early April. You all were so very kind in giving me tips on where to get help. Some of you offered to take the dog yourselves, and several of you sent checks to my vet where the dog who came to be named Ricky was being boarded after I balied him out of the pound. To the latter group, I would have sent each of you a personal thank-you note, except for the fact...
  • Runaway Bride at (ROTFLMAO)

    05/04/2005 11:33:11 PM PDT · by A Balrog of Morgoth · 41 replies · 1,209+ views ^ | Sometime since Saturday | Some wag
    Somebody put the runaway bride up at I kind of wish I'd thought of it first. It's a hoot. Probably getting alot of laughs down in the Duluth area online looking for dating prospects.
  • Greyhound to end service to many northern towns

    06/25/2004 5:35:06 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 27 replies · 703+ views
    Fort Wayne Journal Gazette ^ | Friday, June 25, 2004 | DAVID KOENIG -- Associated Press
    DALLAS - Greyhound Lines Inc. will stop bus service to many small towns between Chicago and Seattle to cut costs and focus on its most profitable routes. The company announced Friday that it would close 260 stops, leaving 99 in its 13-state northern region effective Aug. 18. Greyhound will make similar changes in other regions of the country over the next two to three years, said chief executive Stephen E. Gorman.
  • Greyhound Response to Air America Complaint

    05/18/2004 11:40:12 AM PDT · by Socratic · 51 replies · 243+ views
    E-mail from Greyhound | 5-18-04 | Socratic
    The following is the e-mail I sent to Greyhound yesterday, and the response I received today. Keep up the pressure folks. ........................................................ Your support through your advertising on the venemous Air America has led me to choose Trailways or some alternate transportation method in the future. I hope you will reconsider your allegiance to those who despise those in the US Armed Forces. ........................................................ Thank you for contacting us with your concerns about Greyhound ads on WLIB radio. We have conducted an investigation into the matter. Our media placement firm bought advertising on the American Urban Radio Network (AURN) as...
  • Greyhound bus with 16 aboard evacuated on Route 3

    01/19/2003 3:02:29 PM PST · by StriperSniper · 11 replies · 589+ views
    The Associated Press/via NJ.COM ^ | 1/19/03 4:57 PM | none listed/staff
    <p>EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Authorities closed highways and the New Jersey Turnpike's western spur after a Greyhound bus carrying 16 passengers was stopped and evacuated Sunday.</p> <p>Greyhound spokeswoman Kim Plaskett said the FBI is involved.</p> <p>Local police and the FBI did not release any details for several hours after the incident, which began just before noon.</p>