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  • Investigators swarm terror suspect’s hometown

    11/01/2017 7:01:12 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 34 replies
    NY POST ^ | November 1, 2017 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Investigators descended overnight on the New Jersey neighborhood of the terrorist who went on a rampage in a rental truck along a riverfront bike path near the World Trade Center, killing eight people and injuring 11 others. Cops surrounded a block in Paterson, the hometown of Sayfullo Saipov, 29, an Uzbek immigrant who was shot by a cop when he jumped out of the truck brandishing fake but realistic-looking pistols and shouting “Allahu Akbar!” Authorities in Passaic County also cordoned off an area that includes a mosque, some storefronts and several other residences, as well as a parking lot at...
  • Story of a Kurd from Raqqa who fights to free his hometown

    09/19/2017 5:45:10 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    ANF News ^ | Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017 | HIVDA HEBUN
    Ezed Mihemed Ehmed is a Kurdish youth from Raqqa. He was 15 years-old when his family fled Raqqa after ISIS invasion. At that time he wanted to join the YPG ranks but was refused because of his young age. His family sent him to Turkey because they thought the conditions were better than Syria. After only 5 months Ehmed returned to his country. As soon as he turned 18 he joined the YPG and now all he wants is to return to the city where he was born and raised. “Real heaven for a person is the land where he...
  • Romney To Hometown Crowd: 'No One Has Asked To See My Birth Certificate'

    08/24/2012 10:02:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/24/12 | staff
    A zinger on the campaign trail.
  • Archaeologists Uncover Goliath's Hometown

    07/14/2010 6:05:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    inn ^ | 7/14/10 | Maayana Miskin
    An ongoing archaeological excavation in Tel Tzafit continues to unearth the ruins of what was once the city of Gat – described in the Bible as the hometown of Goliath. Professor Aren Maeir, who is directing the dig, spoke to Arutz Sheva's Hebrew-language news service to discuss the latest finds. Recent finds from the Tel Tzafit excavation are “fascinating,” Maeir said. The site, inhabited at times by Canaanites and at other times by Philistines, has remnants from many periods of history. “We are focusing on the Canaanite period, the Philistine period, and the Israelite period, and for now we're primarily...
  • Republicans Capture House Seat in Obama's Hometown

    05/22/2010 11:56:35 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 88 replies · 5,575+ views
    FoxNews ^ | May 22nd 2010
    May 22, 2010 Republicans Capture House Seat in Obama's Hometown Honolulu -- Republicans scored a midterm election victory Saturday when Honolulu City Councilman Charles Djou won a Democratic-held House seat in Hawaii in the district where President Obama grew up -- the latest triumph for the GOP as it looks to take back control of Congress. Djou's victory was a blow to Obama and other Democrats who could not rally around a candidate and find away to win a congressional race that should have been a cakewalk. The seat had been held by a Democrat for nearly 20 years and...
  • FRONTIERSMAN EXCLUSIVE: Palin responds to questions

    09/30/2008 5:12:21 AM PDT · by blu · 9 replies · 481+ views
    Published on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 12:39 AM AKDT Gov. Sarah Palin, the GOP vice presidential nominee, agreed to a request by her hometown newspaper, the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, for an interview by providing written responses via e-mail to the following questions. The responses here were not edited and are preceded by the verbatim questions posed to her.
  • Palin's hometown crowd: "She thumped 'em"

    09/03/2008 9:41:48 PM PDT · by library user · 12 replies · 249+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | September 04, 2008 | By MARY PEMBERTON
    ** EXCERPT ** WASILLA, Alaska - Scott Myers led the cheering section Wednesday as Sarah Palin, the hometown girl, accepted the Republican vice presidential nomination at the GOP convention. Myers, holding two small American flags, shouted, "Go, Sarah! Yes, Sarah! Go Sarah! Yes, Sarah!" as more than 100 people crowded the Tailgaters sports bar and grill to watch the speech. Myers, 70, said Palin is family, and she takes care of the people of Wasilla like her own. He said she's hardworking, just like his mother, she's juggling two jobs, and she can take whatever is dished out. Myers wasn't...
  • Four People Shot Outside Colorado Springs New Life Church

    12/09/2007 12:49:26 PM PST · by aomagrat · 2,809 replies · 9,919+ views
    Fox News ^ | 09 DEC 07 | Fox News
    <p>COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — At least four people were shot outside of a Colorado Springs church on Sunday, but it was not immediately known whether the shootings were related to an earlier shooting about 70 miles away, authorities said.</p>
  • Navy SEAL Honored with Hometown Statue Dedication

    07/05/2007 6:47:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 15 replies · 874+ views
    LITTLETON, Colo. (NNS) -- Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class (SEAL) Danny P. Dietz was honored July 4, by his hometown of Littleton, Colo., with the dedication of a larger-than-life bronze statue in a park near his childhood family home. Dietz was killed by enemy forces during a combat mission in Afghanistan on June 28, 2005, as part of Operation Red Wing. The dedication ceremony speakers included the Secretary of the Navy, The Honorable Donald C. Winter; Commander, Naval Special Warfare Command, Rear Admiral Joseph Kernan; United States Congressman Tom Tancredo; Medal of Honor recipient, Petty Officer (SEAL) Mike Thornton; and Mrs....
  • CA: Gov. visits hometown for first time since spat over death penalty (Graz, Austria)

    06/24/2007 7:41:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 367+ views
    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger returned to his Austrian hometown Sunday for the first time since severing official ties with the city two years ago after a flap over the death penalty. The actor-turned-governor was welcomed at the airport in the southern city of Graz by friends and current and former local politicians, including Alfred Gerstl, a former leader of the upper house of parliament often described as his mentor, the Austria Press Agency reported. APA reported that Schwarzenegger would attend Gerstl's 84th birthday celebration Sunday evening. He will also visit Britain and France as part of his short European tour....
  • British regiment gets hometown treat

    07/25/2006 3:58:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies · 387+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | British Ministry of Defence
    BASRA - The easiest way to describe a pasty, is a pot pie without the pot. Nobody knows for sure where and when the pasty originated, but it's thought to have been invented when the preparation of food became an art rather than roasting a hunk of meat on a stick. The Royal Air Force flew in hundreds of the hometown specialties for British Soldiers of Devonshire and Dorset Light Infantry, based in southern Iraq, for their Regimental Day on Saturday. A generous pasty shop in Plymouth, England, shipped more than 600 of their choice meat-filled delicacies to Iraq so...
  • Don Knotts' Hometown Won't Get Fife Statue

    07/17/2006 1:08:01 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 28 replies · 2,425+ views ^ | 7 17 06 | Associated Press
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - An unfinished statue of Barney Fife apparently won't be heading to Don Knotts' hometown after all. Knotts' widow endorses a statue but says the monument should be of her husband, not of the bumbling deputy he made famous on "The Andy Griffith Show." Knotts died in February at age 81. "We consider the dissemination of his image to be a big responsibility that we take very seriously," Francey Knotts and Andy Griffith said in a statement. "No one cares more about Don's image than we do. It would be wonderful to have a statue in Morgantown, W.Va.,...
  • Mexican hometown groups wooed-Members urged to become U.S. citizens, vote for local politicians

    07/08/2006 10:49:39 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 657+ views
    LA Daily News | 7/8/06 | Rachel Uranga
    The National Council of La Raza's annual convention in downtown Los Angeles today is turning out to be a who's who of Latino power brokers - with local politicians rearranging their schedules and attendees buzzing about who will come. But behind all the schmoozing and banquets, one of the nation's best-known civil rights groups is courting a lower-profile player, one some say is just as powerful a player: hometown associations. The hundreds of associations - built up over decades by tens of thousands of expatriates who send home billions of dollars a year - are increasingly flexing their political muscle...
  • Teen Boy Exposed To HIV During Alleged Rape

    12/22/2005 12:34:33 PM PST · by newzjunkey · 26 replies · 1,874+ views
    KHBS/KHOG News TheHometownChannel.Com ^ | December 21, 2005 | KHBS/KHOG News
    POSTED: 6:55 pm CST December 21, 2005 UPDATED: 8:00 pm CST December 21, 2005 AVOCA, Ark. -- Authorities say a 13-year-old Hometown boy was exposed to HIV when he was allegedly raped by a 42-year-old woman in his own home. Deputies thought they were headed to a domestic disturbance call at the teen's home near Avoca at about 2 a.m. Monday, and they found two men arguing with a woman named Donna Sue Mars. However, during subsequent interviews, police said one of the men said Mars had sex with his 13-year-old son. Officers confirmed that the boy said Mars forced...
  • Saddam's Hometown Palace to Transfer to Iraqis (The Citizenry Claim Their Rightfull Property)

    11/21/2005 4:43:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 535+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Nov 21, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2005 – In what's being regarded as a highly symbolic development in Iraq, coalition forces will turn over former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's palace in Tikrit to the new Iraqi government during Nov. 22 ceremonies. The sprawling palace complex in Saddam's hometown, 90 miles north of Baghdad, is the largest and most elaborate of his presidential sites, a senior military official in Iraq said today on background. The U.S. Army's 4th Infantry Division initially secured the complex in 2003, dubbing it Camp Iron Horse. The camp served as the division's headquarters when its members captured Saddam in...
  • Help needed on new project

    11/18/2005 7:04:45 AM PST · by BirchRunBuckeye · 6 replies · 361+ views
    I hope I am posting this in the right space...if not, please forgive me, as I am new here. I have a new idea for a project, a website really, and am looking for help and contributors. Briefly, here is the what I have in mind: I want to start a project that chronicles small town america. I want it to be strictly NON-political...afterall, there are great smalltowns that are both left and right. The idea is to present small town life across america...this would include a brief history, some pictures, events, etc. The towns profiled would be something like...
  • Kentucky Communities Support Hometown Troops in Iraq

    11/10/2005 9:27:18 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 407+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Nov 10, 2005 | Rudi Williams
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2005 – When the Kentucky Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 623rd Field Artillery, was activated to deploy to Iraq in November 2004, citizens in the soldier's communities banded together to shower them with support. Ten months later, the communities are still showering their citizen-soldiers with support. People in the rural communities of Glasgow, Tompkinsville and surrounding counties started supporting the soldiers when the unit was in an eight-week training program at Fort Dix, N.J. Soldiers who could afford it had the option to come home for a week during the 2004 Christmas holiday season before leaving for...
  • Airman views devastated hometown from air

    09/13/2005 4:32:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 223+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | sep 13, 2005 | 1st Lt Nathan D. Broshear
    NEW ORLEANS (AFPN) -- Airmen with the 822nd Security Forces Squadron are used to deploy into war-ravaged regions and secure airfields -- that is their primary mission. But for one of the squadron’s Airman, the 822nd’s current mission to provide security here in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina has been particularly important. New Orleans native Airman 1st Class Brandon Johnson flew in a Navy helicopter over his hometown Sept. 11 while providing security escort for news media aboard. The view was sobering. “It’s terrible seeing (flooded) streets (where) I used to ride my bike,” said Airman Johnson, who is deployed...
  • helicopter down in Harris county

    05/18/2005 7:37:18 AM PDT · by eastforker · 33 replies · 830+ views
    FNC ^ | 1/18/05 | me
    Possibly two dead, this is owned by a geophysical company doing seismic work in the area, it has been flying around my house for the last three weeks. From the looks of the pics it looks like it went down at their yard.
  • Fort Bend GOP wants precinct chair to resignendorsed DeLay's opponent

    01/15/2005 7:25:46 PM PST · by BellStar · 51 replies · 1,306+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Jan. 14, 2005, 9:52PM | By ERIC HANSON
    RICHMOND - Fort Bend County Republicans censured precinct chairwoman Bev Carter and asked her to resign because of her criticisms of U.S. Majority Leader Tom DeLay and her endorsement of his Democratic opponent in her newspaper column. Carter, the founder and publisher of the weekly Fort Bend Star, said she will not quit the post she has held since 2002. "They can't make me resign. The only people who can make me resign are my voters in my precinct," Carter said Friday. Fort Bend County Republican Party Chairman Eric Thode said he thinks Carter, who regularly skewers the county's leaders...