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  • Female Sailor Commended For 'Extraordinary Courage' in Iran Boat Seizure

    08/12/2016 9:23:34 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 94 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 11, 2016 | Jason Devaney
    A female U.S. sailor was recognized last week for her efforts during the January incident that resulted in Iran detaining 10 Americans. reports the only female among the two crews of the Navy riverine boats that entered Iranian waters off Farsi Island in the Persian Gulf managed to activate an emergency beacon while she was kneeling, bound, and being held at gunpoint with her colleagues.
  • Colorado town's water may be tainted with marijuana chemical

    07/21/2016 8:11:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 21, 2016 10:50 PM EDT
    Officials told residents of a small Colorado community not to drink or shower in tap water Thursday because one of the town’s wells may have been contaminated with THC, marijuana’s intoxicating chemical. No illnesses have been linked to the water in Hugo, a town of about 730 people some 100 miles southeast of Denver, said Lincoln County Public Health Director Susan Kelly. THC was detected in tests conducted with field kits, although other field tests were negative, sheriff’s Capt. Michael Yowell said. More definitive laboratory tests were underway, he said. …
  • The Soros Factor (2004 events current Heroin epidemic)

    03/08/2014 10:21:05 AM PST · by mgist · 33 replies
    NY Sun ^ | 12/20/2004 | William F. Hammond Jr.
    2004-The billionaire political impresario George Soros gambled $27 million on the campaign to defeat President Bush and came up empty-handed. But no one should conclude that he has lost his eye for a winning investment. The smaller wagers that he and his family have placed on New York politics appear to be paying off in spades. After years of debate, state lawmakers just agreed to reduce the penalties for drug crimes in New York, which have been among the stiffest in the country. In Albany County, voters just elected a maverick district attorney who is promising to go easier on...
  • 'She wasn't scared a bit': How girl ELEVEN grabbed gun and shot dead cougar...

    02/27/2014 1:50:11 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | 2/26/14 | Snejana Farberov
    When Thomas White spotted a cougar approaching his teenage son outside their home in rural Washington state last week, there was only one thing to do - hand a gun to his 11-year-old daughter. Without a moment's hesitation, Shelby White killed the female cougar, and wildlife officials suggested that the animal may have been sick. The mountain cat was 4 years old and weighed about 50lbs, which is about half of what an animal that age should weigh.
  • Reason Magazine: Hey, Let’s Reduce Heroin Overdoses by Legalizing Heroin

    02/04/2014 2:32:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 02/04/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    For a magazine that styles itself Reason, it’s surprisingly unreasonable. Nick Gillespie of Reason attacks Truth Revolt’s Ben Shapiro for writing that “Philip Seymour Hoffman['s] self-inflicted death is yet another hallmark of the broken leftist culture that dominates Hollywood, enabling rather than preventing the loss of some of its greatest talents. Libertarianism becomes libertinism without a cultural force pushing back against the penchant for sin; Hollywood has no such cultural force.”It’s a point that’s rather hard to argue with. Freedom opens up the arena for individual character to define how people will use it. Freedom alone is a blank slate...
  • 10-year-old Girl Catches 1-Month-Old Baby Dropped from Burning Apartment

    07/26/2013 5:52:08 PM PDT · by Jeff Winston · 20 replies
    WSB TV ^ | July 25, 2013 | Wendy Corona
    A woman in a wheelchair and a 10-year-old were the unlikely heroes at a Decatur apartment fire Thursday. A mother's desperate action to save her babies turned neighbors into rescuers. "I caught the newborn baby from falling. Before it had hit the ground I caught it," said Zna Gresham, 10. Gresham said she just did what was asked after she ran out of her burning apartment to safety outside. "Then when I was getting out, the lady from upstairs, she was dropping her babies and she asked me and my sister can she get the babies for her," Zna told...
  • Michelle Malkin Brings Down the Roof at AFP Defending the American Dream Summit (Video)

    08/03/2012 7:22:22 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 3,2011 | Jim Hoft
    Michelle Malkin was in top form tonight in Washington DC for the AFP Defending the American Dream Summit. Michelle told the conservative audience: “My parents didn’t come here with nothing. Not knowing anybody. Not having a dime in their pockets… For me to be a wallflower. So that I could sit here while the American dream is being destroyed.” Michelle then pointed to the American Dream banner and told Barack Obama, “You didn’t build this!” The audience loved it!
  • Mother loses legs protecting children from tornado

    03/08/2012 6:06:16 AM PST · by left that other site · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/8/12 | left that other site
    Mother loses legs protecting children from tornado INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana woman who saved her two children by binding them together with a blanket and shielding them with her body as a tornado ripped apart their house lost parts of both her legs, which were crushed by the falling debris, her husband said Monday.
  • U.S. Honors Belgian Nurse for Valor in World War II (Angel of Bastogne finally located)

    12/13/2011 2:01:22 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies
    NYT ^ | 12/13/11
    U.S. Honors Belgian Nurse for Valor in World War II BRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian nurse who saved the lives of hundreds of American soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge at the end of World War II was given an American award for valor on Monday. The nurse, Augusta Chiwy, who is 93, received the Civilian Award for Humanitarian Service medal from the American ambassador, Howard Gutman, in a ceremony at the military museum in Brussels. “She helped, she helped and she helped,” Mr. Gutman said. He explained the long delay — 67 years — in presenting the award...
  • Gutsy wrangler, huge horse save boy from charging grizzly

    09/19/2011 3:49:26 PM PDT · by Baynative · 65 replies
    Spokesman Review (Spokane) ^ | 9/18/2011 | Rich Landers
    Grizzlies are high profile this year. A lingering winter and late berry crop kept bears in proximity to humans longer than normal, perhaps contributing to a stream of headlines about grizzlies killing people and people killing grizzlies. Meanwhile, a young lady on a big horse charged out of the pack of grizzly stories near Glacier National Park. In a cloud of dust, the 25-year-old wrangler likely saved a boy’s life while demonstrating that skill, quick-thinking and guts sometimes are the best weapons against a head-on charging grizzly.
  • Federal Asset Seizures Rise, Netting Innocent With Guilty (Big Government Tyranny Alert)

    08/22/2011 7:12:50 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2011-08-22 | John R. Emshwiller & Gary Fields
    New York businessman James Lieto was an innocent bystander in a fraud investigation last year. Federal agents seized $392,000 of his cash anyway. An armored-car firm hired by Mr. Lieto to carry money for his check-cashing company got ensnared in the FBI probe. Agents seized about $19 million—including Mr. Lieto's money—from vaults belonging to the armored-car firm's parent company. He is one among thousands of Americans in recent decades who have had a jarring introduction to the federal system of asset seizure. Some 400 federal statutes—a near-doubling, by one count, since the 1990s—empower the government to take assets from convicted...
  • Great Australian WWII heroine dies at 98 in London (Nancy Wake, "The White Mouse")

    08/09/2011 1:57:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 8/8/11 | Madeleine Coorey - AFP
    Nancy Wake, Australia's greatest World War II heroine and a prominent figure in the French Resistance known as the "The White Mouse" for her ability to evade the Germans, has died in London. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard said the woman who was once the Gestapo's most wanted person, was "a devastatingly effective saboteur and spy". "Nancy Wake was a woman of exceptional courage and resourcefulness whose daring exploits saved the lives of hundreds of Allied personnel and helped bring the Nazi occupation of France to an end," Gillard said. Wake, who died in a London hospital on Sunday just...
  • NY clerk quits over gay marriage

    07/13/2011 7:58:46 AM PDT · by izzatzo · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/12/2011 | R.J. Epstein
    A rural New York town clerk has resigned her post rather than grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
  • Woman Wrestled Fresh Ammo Clip From Tucson Shooter as He Tried to Reload

    01/09/2011 7:02:15 PM PST · by Racehorse · 60 replies
    ABC World News ^ | 9 January 2011 | Kevin Dolak and Justin Weaver
    Patricia Maisch looks like a grandmother, but she is being hailed as a hero today for helping to stop alleged Tucson shooter Jared Loughner by wrestling away a fresh magazine of bullets as he tried to reload. Maisch, 61, effectively disarmed the shooter as several men pounced on him and threw him to ground. As they struggled to hold him down, Maisch joined the scrum on the ground, clinging to the gunman's ankles. Maisch and her fellow heroes -- identified as Bill Badger, Roger Sulzgeber and Joseph Zimudie -- stopped the carnage after 20 people were shot, including Rep. Gabrielle...
  • Palin's TV Series a Stage for Political Future?

    11/13/2010 9:47:44 AM PST · by ColdOne · 66 replies ^ | November 13, 2010 | Associated Press
    "Sarah Palin's Alaska" portrays the show's heroine as an adventure-loving wife and mother enjoying a whirlwind of activities amid spectacular settings in her home state. There are no overt clues to her future political ambitions in the first episode of the eight-part TLC documentary series that begins Sunday.
  • Move Over, Sarah Palin — American Conservatives Have A New Heroine

    11/13/2009 4:28:32 PM PST · by Steelfish · 27 replies · 1,022+ views
    LATimes ^ | November 13th, 2009
    November 14, 2009 Move Over, Sarah Palin — American Conservatives Have A New Heroine Chris Ayres in Los Angeles Carrie Prejean, the new darling of the American Right Her name is Carrie Prejean, she is 22, until recently she held the title of Miss California — and she has given conservative America another high-heeled, elaborately primped female heroine. While she might not have the political heft of Sarah Palin, once the Governor of Alaska and also a former beauty queen, she has become a media phenomenon of similar intensity, promoting old-fashioned American family values wherever she goes. To the delight...
  • Sitting up and smiling: First picture of heroine of Fort Hood who took down gunman...

    11/11/2009 1:21:59 PM PST · by traumer · 71 replies · 3,792+ views
    Days ago she was on the verge of death after losing half the blood in her body during a furious shootout with the Fort Hood gunman. But as she sits smiling in her hospital bed, Sergeant Kimberley Munley looks as if she has made a miraculous recovery. The slightly built policewoman was the first on the scene after army psychiatrist Major Nidal Malik Hasan went on a murderous rampage, killing 13 of his fellow soldiers. Fort Hood Hasan was finally brought down by four shots, fired by Sgt Munley despite being wounded in both legs. One of the shots cut...
  • Police Heroine Who Brought Down Fort Hood Gunman Lost Half Her Blood After Being Shot

    11/08/2009 1:23:45 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 259 replies · 9,424+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/08/09 | David Gardner and Liz Hazelton
    The lightly-built police heroine who is credited with halting the Fort Hood massacre almost died at the scene after losing half the blood in her body. Mother of one Sergeant Kimberley Munley confronted gunman Nidal Malik Hasan and, despite being wounded in both legs, brought him down with four shots. One of the shots cut an artery in her leg, leaving blood pumping out but she still managed to keep firing before collapsing. Heroine: Kim Munley, a civilian police officer, is the woman who brought Hasan down by shooting him four times before he could slaughter more people. Medic Francisco...
  • 'Tough woman' cop hailed Fort Hood hero

    11/06/2009 12:12:56 PM PST · by Retired Greyhound · 29 replies · 2,017+ views
    Fort Hood, Texas (CNN) -- The police officer who ended the Fort Hood massacre by shooting the suspect was known as the enforcer on her street, a "tough woman" who patrolled her neighborhood and once stopped burglars at her house. "If you come in, I'm going to shoot," Kimberly Munley told the would-be intruders last year. It was Munley who arrived quickly Thursday at the scene of the worst massacre at an Army base in U.S. history, where 13 people were killed. She confronted the alleged gunman, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, and shot him four times. Munley was wounded in...
  • Bedford woman saves eight children from home daycare fire

    09/26/2008 3:28:53 AM PDT · by mylife · 320+ views
    Foer Worth star-telegram ^ | Sep 26, 2008 | MATT FRAZIER
    Bedford woman saves eight children from home daycare fire By MATT FRAZIER BEDFORD - A Bedford woman carried eight young children to safety late Thursday morning as flames engulfed the playroom of her at-home daycare. Vickie Barnett, the home-daycare owner, was transported to Harris Methodist HEB Hospital in Bedford to be treated for smoke inhalation. .
  • Is This The Face of God? (Woman Who Lost Nobel Peace Prize to Al Gore)

    09/01/2008 2:07:12 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 20 replies · 427+ views ^ | May, 2008 | Glenn Beck
    Video clip. The moving story of a woman who TRULY accomplished something...and then lost the Nobel Peace Price to that bogus windbag, Al Gore. Grrrrr! (But, you will be uplifted by her story!)
  • 2005 Polish Volleyball Champion Sacrificed Her Life for Unborn Child

    06/14/2008 10:02:49 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 39 replies · 190+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/13/08 | CWNews
    TANROW, June 13, 2008 ( - A Polish volleyball star who was buried on June 9 is being compared by local Catholics to Blessed Gianna Beretta Molla because of her heroic sacrifice for her unborn child. Agata Mroz, who was originally known for her athletic prowess, was buried in her hometown of Tarnow. Mroz was pregnant with her first child when doctors discovered she had a fatal case of leukemia. After consulting with her husband, Mroz delayed a bone-marrow transplant until after she gave birth to her daughter Liliana on April 4, 2008. Polish fans dubbed the national team...
  • Colo. heroine wins 'Gun Saint' medal

    12/16/2007 6:14:54 AM PST · by Zakeet · 4 replies · 140+ views
    UPI ^ | December 14, 2007
    The St. Gabriel Possenti Society awarded Jeanne Assam of New Life Church in Colorado Springs its Medal and Certificate of Honor, Society Founder/Chairman John M. Snyder announced in Arlington, Va., Friday. Assam, a former policewoman volunteering as a security guard, fired her weapon to stop a crazed anti-Christian gunman bent on mass murder after he killed two innocent worshippers, Christian Newswire reported Friday. According to news reports, Assam, armed with a handgun for which she has a concealed carry permit, faced down the murderer armed with two semiautomatic handguns and two semiautomatic rifles and carrying 1,000 rounds of ammunition. Snyder...
  • Pictures of Today's Heroine, Jeanne Assam

    12/11/2007 5:05:15 AM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 248 replies · 1,721+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Dec 10,2007
    Jeanne Assam, the security guard who gunned down a gunman as he terrorized worshippers after the Sunday service at New Life Church, talks about the shooting at the church in Colorado Springs, Colo., during a news conference on Monday, Dec. 10, 2007. Two women died from the shooting at the church, which was one of two church shootings in Colorado on Sunday. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski
  • CNN: "Female Security Guard Hailed as Hero"... "saved 'hundreds of lives'"

    12/10/2007 10:58:54 AM PST · by Luke Skyfreeper · 555 replies · 1,272+ views ^ | December 10, 2007 | CNN
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (CNN) -- A Colorado Springs megachurch instituted security precautions after a shooting at a Denver area mission center earlier Sunday, saving "hundreds of lives" at the New Life Church, senior Pastor Brady Boyd said Monday. A New Life parishioner acting as a security guard shot and killed a gunman who entered the church Sunday afternoon after he had gotten no more than 50 feet inside the building, Boyd said.... Boyd said the female security guard was a hero in preventing further bloodshed, rushing to confront the gunman just inside the church. "She probably saved over a hundred...
  • Mary Boykin Chesnut a Confederate heroine

    07/26/2006 3:38:05 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 12 replies · 389+ views
    roanoke ^ | July 23, 2006 | Ned Harrison
    She was called the diarist, the grande dame, the confidante of the Civil War. She moved in the highest circles, and was personally acquainted with Varina Davis, wife of the president of the Confederacy. Mary Boykin Chesnut was all that and more: She brought the war to life as did no other of the time. For her writings and her insight at the most critical time in the history of the United States, she is a heroine of the Confederacy. She was born to Southern aristocracy: Her father was Stephen Decatur Miller, a lawyer and later governor of South Carolina...
  • US worried over Sui Kyi's health

    06/09/2006 8:53:47 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 1 replies · 223+ views
    BBC News World Edition ^ | Friday, 9 June 2006 | BBC News World Edition
    he US has expressed deep concern about reports that Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been taken to hospital. A state department spokesman said he could not confirm the reports but urged Burma's military rulers to assure she had any necessary medical assistance. Ms Suu Kyi has been held since May 2003, and has spent 10 of the last 16 years under house arrest.
  • Girl Sues School Over Confederate Clothes

    03/31/2006 9:39:18 AM PST · by Crackingham · 974 replies · 6,955+ views
    AP ^ | 3/31/6
    The family of a high school sophomore has filed a suit seeking to force school officials to allow the girl to wear clothing with Confederate flag images. The federal lawsuit was filed Thursday by the North Carolina-based Southern Legal Resource Center, a Confederate heritage legal advocacy group. Candice Hardwick, 15, said she wants to wear the Confederate emblem to pay tribute to an ancestor who fought for the South in the Civil War. Latta High School officials say the symbol, which many people consider racially charged, is disruptive in school, and that district policies allow principals to ban such clothing....
  • Woman's concerns lead to sex abuse probe

    01/25/2006 12:04:22 PM PST · by kiki04 · 17 replies · 1,189+ views ^ | January 25, 2006 | CONNIE BAGGETT
    Woman's concerns lead to sex abuse probe Wednesday, January 25, 2006 By CONNIE BAGGETT Staff Reporter EVERGREEN -- A 58-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman were being held without bond in the Conecuh County Jail Tuesday as investigators worked to unravel a disturbing case of alleged sexual abuse of a teen-aged boy and a 3-year-old girl, according to District Attorney Tommy Chapman. The two adults remained in custody due in part to the diligence of a woman who saw one of the children, believed something was wrong and pressed authorities for days to check on the child, Chapman said. Chapman...
  • As Ohio’s newest representative, she’s off and running

    11/20/2005 3:14:35 PM PST · by radar101 · 55 replies · 1,875+ views
    The Western Star ^ | November 10, 2005 | Not named
    Rep. Jean Schmidt, Ohio’s newest member of Congress, was in one of the first hearings of her congressional career a couple weeks ago, and the testimony was enough to make her jaw drop. The governor of Louisiana, under questioning by a transportation subcommittee on energy and water, said she had no idea how much the state had spent responding to Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, meanwhile, asked for federal money for a light rail system for his city. Afterward, Schmidt mused with an aide about both statements, shaking her head in wonder about what she perceived as a...
  • Arkansas Mother Gives Birth to 16th Child (I AM SPEECHLESS....)

    10/12/2005 11:06:43 AM PDT · by paulat · 570 replies · 10,695+ views
    Yahoo! - The Associated Press ^ | 10/12/05 | MELISSA NELSON
    Arkansas Mother Gives Birth to 16th Child By MELISSA NELSON, Associated Press Writer 8 minutes ago LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Michelle Duggar just delivered her 16th child, and she's already thinking about doing it again. Johannah Faith Duggar was born at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday and weighed 7 pounds, 6.5 ounces. The baby's father, Jim Bob Duggar, a former state representative, said Wednesday that mother and child were doing well. He said Johannah's birth was especially exciting because it was the first time in eight years the family has had a girl. Jim Bob Duggar, 40, said he and Michelle, 39,...
  • R.I. Woman, 80, Carries Friend Out of Fire

    04/28/2005 11:21:35 PM PDT · by kingattax · 40 replies · 639+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 4-28-2005
    HOPKINTON, R.I. (AP) - An 80-year-old woman rescued her 67-year-old neighbor from an apartment fire, carrying the ailing woman down two flights of stairs. Madalene Lindill put Grace Brayman's arms around her neck and carried her on her back out of their elderly housing complex Wednesday after Brayman accidentally ignited a fire in her apartment. Lindill told WJAR-TV there was "nothing to it." "I'm not a great person," she said. "You just don't think at the time." Hope Valley-Wyoming Fire Chief Fred Stanley described Lindill as "a small woman." She told him she had served as an auxiliary firefighter in...
  • Hundreds more heroin addicts to be given a fix on the NHS - (elect Hillary, and this is US!)

    04/24/2005 9:12:19 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 409+ views
    Hundreds more heroin addicts will be able to get the drug free on the National Health Service under a Government programme. Pilot schemes starting in June will expand the number of long-term addicts given injectable heroin if they fail to respond to other treatments such as methadone. Ministers have been advised by drug treatment specialists that the introduction of "heroin clinics" in Switzerland and Holland during the 1990s significantly reduced drug-related crime and other social problems. But members of communities in south London and Manchester, where the pilot schemes will be conducted, are unhappy at the prospect of up to...
  • Nuevo Laredo radio reporter dies (Mexico)

    04/18/2005 12:32:07 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 17 replies · 777+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 04/17/2005 | Jesse Bogan
    NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico — Stereo 91 DJ Victor Avalos rarely spoke between songs Saturday. His main task was to answer the telephone as news trickled through the airwaves that the station's lead police reporter had died. Some callers passed on emotional condolences. Dolores Guadalupe Garcia Escamilla, 39, held on to life for 12 days in a hospital bed. Other callers, outraged, ranted about the unarmed woman being punctured with nine bullets. "That's right, she died today at 10:30," Avalos told a caller, confirming the report. Garcia worked for Stereo 91 for four years and had been a journalist at several...
  • Small Guard Unit Fends Off Dozens of Iraqi Insurgents=(women in combat)

    03/23/2005 6:29:09 PM PST · by Flavius · 39 replies · 1,787+ views
    abc news ^ | March 22, 2005 | Martha Raddatz
    BAGHDAD, Iraq, March 22, 2005 — National Guard soldiers from the Richmond, Ky.-based 617th Military Police Company were still reminiscing today about the extraordinary battle they fought on Sunday, when dozens of Iraqi insurgents ambushed a U.S. patrol — touching off one of the fiercest battles in Iraq since the fight for Fallujah last fall. But what is more extraordinary is who the U.S. soldiers are — a shoe store manager, hotel worker, printing press operator and several students. The firefight serves as a reminder of how citizen-soldiers are shouldering much of the burden in Iraq. Of the U.S. forces...
  • Petition To Put Ray Charles On The $10 Bill

    03/07/2005 2:58:19 AM PST · by MaxMax · 85 replies · 1,827+ views
    Web Page ^ | Derek Trucks?
    We are signing this petition as an appeal to place the image of Ray Charles on the U.S. Treasury's ten dollar bill. Upon Mr. Charles' recent passing, we are reminded of the impact this great American had on the development of American culture and music. Known as "The Genius" since the early 1950s, Ray Charles is a founding father of modern rhythm and blues, jazz, rock and gopsel music. In the course of his remarkable life and career, Mr. Charles overcame personal adversity in the forms of blindness, extreme poverty, racial oppression and drug-addiction to become one of the most...
  • Uli Derickson, 60, Who Helped Airline Hostages, Dies

    02/24/2005 10:02:40 AM PST · by Borges · 37 replies · 1,374+ views
    NYT ^ | 2/24/05 | JENNIFER BAYOT
    Uli Derickson, the Trans World Airlines flight attendant honored for saving passengers' lives in 1985 by both confronting and mollifying terrorist hijackers, died on Friday at her home in Tucson. She was 60. Ms. Derickson was still working as a flight attendant for Delta Air Lines when she received a diagnosis of cancer in 2003, her son, Matthew Derickson, said in announcing her death. On June 14, 1985, when a pair of Lebanese gunmen commandeered a T.W.A. flight from Athens to Rome, Ms. Derickson took the lead in protecting the 152 passengers and crew members. Though the two hijackers spoke...
  • Mossad's Christian heroine dies

    02/18/2005 12:48:09 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 38 replies · 1,908+ views
    Yahoo! News | New York Post ^ | 2/18/05 | Uri Dan
    JERUSALEM — The Mossad, Israel's spy agency, this week brought home to her final rest one of its legendary female operatives, Sylvia Raphael. Only now is it being revealed that she was one of the secret agents who penetrated the PLO bases in Jordan and Lebanon four decades ago when a little-known gang leader named Yasser Arafat (news - web sites) was beginning his terrorist attacks. Her story reads like . . . well, like a spy novel. Raphael was born in 1937 in South Africa to a Jewish father and non-Jewish mother. That made her non-Jewish, technically . ....
  • More on Condi: The Bandwagon

    02/17/2005 7:15:57 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 7 replies · 283+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Feb. 16, 2005 | Matthew May
    In the Feb. 15 edition of The American Thinker, Steven M. Warshawsky wrote a thought-provoking piece entitled “Beware the Condi bandwagon" that, essentially, warned the gathering numbers of “Rice for President” supporters that Sec. Rice cannot win the presidency in 2008, nor is she qualified to do so at this point in her career. A response from one of the passengers on this bandwagon seems apt. Mr. Warshawsky is right – not a lot of people start a career in elective politics by running for the White House. To do so is daring to be sure, but it is not...
  • Clinton woman shoots, kills man during break-in

    02/16/2005 9:36:16 AM PST · by Ellesu · 29 replies · 1,216+ views
    CLINTON — A Clinton woman shot and killed a man who broke into her house early Wednesday, an East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman said. Sheriff’s detective Don McKey said Arthur Sanford, 44, 11808 Clarence St., Clinton, died from a gunshot wound suffered during a struggle with the woman, who was beaten and apparently stabbed during the confrontation. The shooting occurred about 2:20 a.m. at the woman’s residence on Plank Road less than a mile south of Clinton’s corporate limits. McKey said Sanford broke into the home by crawling through a fireplace wood box that opens inside and outside the...
  • Linda Tripp Visits City For Nuptials

    01/08/2005 4:11:47 AM PST · by Quilla · 150 replies · 2,590+ views
    Winchester Star ^ | January 8, 2004 | F.C. Lowe
    Winchester continues its reputation as a wedding mecca in Virginia. Linda Tripp, who caught the nation's attention during the Monica Lewinsky episode of President Clinton’s second term, came to the Winchester Circuit Clerk’s office to obtain a marriage license Dec. 30. “I asked her if she was THE Linda Tripp and she said yes,” reported Will Gardner, deputy clerk of the court. “I was curious about how many people could have that name,” Gardner said. He didn’t recognize her physically but did remember the name when he was typing up the license. Gardner said she seemed a little anxious once...
  • Bronze Stars Hers After Ambush

    01/08/2005 10:06:18 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 96 replies · 2,908+ views
    Daily News ^ | Originally published on December 26, 2004
    WASHINGTON - With 11 paratroopers under her command, Army Airborne Capt. Kellie McCoy coolly directed fire and cranked out rounds from her M-4 carbine to take out two of the enemy in breaking a well-planned ambush of her convoy. McCoy's courage and leadership near the rebel stronghold of Fallujah on Sept. 18, 2003, earned her the Bronze Star with combat "V" for valor. "Capt. McCoy willingly and repeatedly took action to gather up her soldiers under enemy fire and direct fire at the enemy," the medal citation said. "Her actions inspired her men to accomplish the mission and saved the...
  • Heroes: Marion Pritchard - She Shot A Nazi To Save Jewish Children

    06/29/2004 2:08:43 PM PDT · by veronica · 44 replies · 6,906+ views
    US News Special Issue ^ | June 28, 2004 | Samantha Levine
    Like the angel of death, the Dutch police officer stood at the door. It was 2 o'clock in the morning, and he was hunting for Jews. Someone must have tipped him off to the three Jewish children sheltered in the home of Marion Pritchard. He entered the living room, his back to the bedroom where the youngsters were sleeping. Pritchard's gut told her he would send them to a concentration camp. Within two minutes, she'd decided what to do. She reached up to a shelf and felt for the revolver given to her for emergencies. "It was him or the...
  • "WE WERE SOLDIERS" Mrs. JULIE MOORE passes on...

    04/18/2004 10:08:13 PM PDT · by ALOHA RONNIE · 58 replies · 2,823+ views
    The MOORE Family ^ | 4/18/2004 | The MOORE Family
    NEVER FORGET ...A most Loving Mother to us all in the U.S. 7th Cavalry, Mrs. JULIE MOORE, passed on today after recently and very suddenly being diagnosed with Cancer. She was portrayed in "WE WERE SOLDIERS" by Actress MADELEINE STOWE opposite Actor MEL GIBSON who portrayed her husband Commanding at the 1st Major Battle of the Vietnam War. ...Mrs. JULIE MOORE will be buried along with her husband Lt. General (Ret.) HAL G. MOORE's Hero Soldiers of the Battle of IA DRANG-1965 now buried at Ft. Benning, Georgia. ...The General requests that no flowers be sent but that donations be...
  • Over there: Capt. Naomi Horowitz Griffin

    04/05/2003 8:14:58 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 3 replies · 541+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 4/5/2003 | N/A
    Over there: Capt. Naomi Horowitz Griffin Saturday, April 05, 2003 Capt. Naomi Horowitz Griffin Age: 28 Hometown: Madison and Chatham Township Branch: Army, 4th Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division Location: Somewhere near Baghdad, Iraq At age 2, Naomi Horowitz Griffin would toddle around her father's Madison pediatric office and instruct his patients with authority. At age 5, she was quieting the cries of Alex Horowitz's littlest clients with a mother's ease and expertise. She was different than other kids, said her mother, Madeline Horowitz of Livingston. "She just seemed like an adult. She was never like a little child. She...
  • Vancouver Drug Facilities Draw Ire of U.S. Officials

    04/01/2003 8:28:42 AM PST · by WaveThatFlag · 442 replies · 437+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/1/3 | JOEL BAGLOLE
    <p>Angering U.S. officials fighting the war on drugs, the Canadian city of Vancouver, British Columbia, is opening North America's first safe-injection sites for heroin users.</p> <p>Backers insist it's better to treat drug addiction as a public-health issue rather than a criminal matter. Emulating European countries such as Switzerland and the Netherlands, where such sites have existed for more than a decade, health workers and politicians say they aim to stop the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C from intravenous drug use and to curb the number of heroin deaths.</p>
  • World's Second 'Cloned' Baby Is Born, UFO Cult Says (Oops She did it again!!)

    01/04/2003 8:31:11 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 44 replies · 498+ views
    The Washington Post. ^ | January 4th, 2003 | Brigitte Boiseller
    She's cloned another baby...developing on Drudge..breaking...developing...breaking... AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A UFO cult said on Saturday the world's second cloned baby had been born to a Dutch lesbian, but cloning experts swiftly dismissed the claim as a baseless stunt. "A baby girl was born yesterday evening. The baby is healthy and the mother too," Bart Overvliet, head of the Raelian movement's Dutch branch, told Reuters by telephone.
  • British Government To Give Free Heroin To Addicts (Good idea for USA?)

    12/06/2002 9:04:26 AM PST · by Pliney the younger · 78 replies · 2,794+ views
    CNS News ^ | December 04, 2002 | Mike Wendling
    Excerpts:London ( - Heroin addicts throughout England will be given the drug free through the state-run health service as part of a new government drugs strategy, officials said. About 400 heroin addicts already legally obtain heroin through the National Health Service, but the new plan, announced Tuesday, will introduce prescription programs across England and Wales. Under the scheme, users will be given clean needles and will be able to shoot up in medically supervised areas. "There will be an increase in the number of heroin users being prescribed the drug, and in the number of licensed general practitioners (able to...
  • Mother of Eight Kills Terrorist

    07/30/2002 1:40:58 PM PDT · by Alouette · 97 replies · 913+ views
    Israel National News (Arutz 7) ^ | July 30, 2002 | Staff
    In an act of uncommon heroism early this morning, a mother of eight overcame a knife-wielding terrorist as he was attacking her husband lying in bed, and stabbed him to death. The miraculous incident occurred shortly after 3 AM when a well-disguised terrorist infiltrated the Shomron town of Itamar and broke into the Mimran family home. It was later discovered that he began his rampage by going from room to room and bed to bed, looking for the children and trying to stab them; most fortunately, all eight children had left on Sunday night to spend some time at their...