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  • Bride Kills Husband During Honeymoon

    03/26/2014 1:06:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 An Egyptian bride murdered her husband by hanging him with the help of her brother during her honeymoon on the grounds she does not love him. The woman told police she had been forced to marry that man and that she planned to kill him because she could not live with him. Newspapers said police arrested Bashayer, 23, and her 22-year-old brother on charges of murdering her husband at their house in a small village in the eastern Al Sharqiya province.
  • Obama's Turbulent European Vacation

    06/19/2013 4:40:23 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 16 replies
    National Journal ^ | 19 Jun 13 | Michael Hirsh
    President Obama's honeymoon with the world is over. What was it, exactly, about Obama's controversy-marred trip to Germany and the G8 Summit in Northern Ireland that fell so flat? Ummm, how about … everything? There were the snarky words from Vladimir Putin, who expressed an almost Soviet-esque distance from Washington in his views about Syria. "Of course our opinions do not coincide," the Russian leader said bluntly. There was the coded warning from Chancellor Angela Merkel about spying on friends, and her and Obama's continuing frostiness over the issue of economic stimulus versus austerity. Above all, there was Obama's vague...
  • Newlywed, 21, busted allegedly soliciting hooker for sex on honeymoon

    05/15/2013 6:27:37 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 68 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 7:12 AM | Lee Moran
    A newlywed husband solicited sex from a prostitute while on his honeymoon with his new wife, authorities say. Mohammed Ahmed, 21, allegedly left his blushing bride in their luxury suite so he could meet up with the hooker he'd spotted online — but she turned out to be an undercover cop. Ahmed was busted — alongside 92 other alleged johns, pimps and hookers — as part of the Polk County Sheriff's Office sting.
  • Discovered papers: Hanoi directed Kerry [2004]

    01/29/2013 3:19:13 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 81 replies
    world net daily ^ | Published: 10/26/2004 at 1:00 AM | Art Moore
    memory hole reminder The first documentary evidence that Vietnamese communists were directly steering John Kerry’s group Vietnam Veterans Against the War has been discovered in a U.S. archive, according to a researcher who spoke with WorldNetDaily. Read more at
  • No Fiscal honeymoon for president Obama [Congress Shouldn't Give Him One Either!]

    11/11/2012 5:40:34 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/7/12
    The newly re-elected US President Barack Obama will need to quickly secure agreement on avoiding the 'fiscal cliff' and raising the debt ceiling following Tuesday's elections, Fitch Ratings says. The economic policy challenge facing the President is to put in place a credible deficit-reduction plan necessary to underpin economic recovery and confidence in the full faith and credit of the US. Resolution of these fiscal policy choices would likely result in the US retaining its 'AAA' status from Fitch. As reflected in the Negative Outlook on the rating, failure to avoid the fiscal cliff and raise the debt ceiling in...
  • Kate's 'Marilyn moment' in Calgary

    07/10/2011 6:38:14 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 56 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | July 9, 2011 7:00:00 EDT AM | Ian Robertson
    TORONTO - It wasn’t the royal honey ‘moon’ Canadians were expecting. Prince William’s bride had a brief skirt-lifting experience when a prairie breeze hiked her dress almost to the waist. QMI Agency’s national photographer Andre Forget was following the royal couple at Calgary’s Airport when he captured Duchess Kate’s barely-seen Marilyn Monroe moment — far from any admiring crowd. It happened Thursday after the royal couple were flown in a military helicopter from Lake Louise, Alta., where they spent the previous night at a nearby lodge.
  • Lighthouse Point woman accused of domestic violence hours into marriage

    06/21/2011 6:48:35 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | June 20, 2011 | Danielle A. Alvarez
    FORT LAUDERDALE— Newlyweds from Lighthouse Point spent their first morning as husband and wife telling the story of their honeymoon night — to police. Bernadette Besario Catan-Keeler, 30, was arrested and charged with domestic violence battery Sunday morning. Police said she attacked her husband and bit him.
  • Top-notch boxer Vijender ties a knot with Archana

    05/23/2011 10:04:14 PM PDT · by larradiias · 33 replies
    Vijender Singh, an outstanding boxer tied the knot with Archana Singh, a software engineer. Archana Singh is from Delhi. A relative of Vijender Singh told a reporter that an engagement ceremony was held on 16th May and the marriage was held on 17th May. A big reception was given on 18th May at Kulawas village. It is also said that another party will be held in Delhi. Only a few people were invited to their marriage including family members, close relatives and colleagues of Vijender Singh. Vijender Singh is the World and Olympic Championship bronze medalist. Archana Singh is from...
  • Wife files for divorce when new husband brings mother on honeymoon

    01/30/2011 9:37:45 AM PST · by traumer · 84 replies
    A WIFE filed for divorce just a month after her wedding because her husband insisted his mother came on the honeymoon. Beautician Marianna, 36, who can only be identified by her first name because of Italian privacy laws, thought she was free of her suffocating mother-in-law after a lavish church ceremony in Rome. But 39-year-old Stefano, a salesman, had secretly booked his mother into the same five-star Paris hotel. The first Marianna knew about it was when the woman turned up at the airport. The wife’s lawyer Giacinto Canzona said: “She wants a divorce because of her husband’s excessive emotional...
  • Advice wanted from fellow Freepers on a Honeymoon trip. Where to go.

    12/27/2010 1:10:40 PM PST · by nikos1121 · 200 replies · 61+ views
    12/27/2010 | Nikos1121
    My son is getting married the weekend of Valentine's Day. He and is wife to be have not yet decided on a honeymoon location. Travel agents are steering them into one of those all inclusive, security fenced in places in Aruba or Cancun etc. I suggested a Cruise, but my son, a plumber and avid golfer, I think would probably go nuts after a couple days without doing something physical. My brother suggest Maui. Staying in San Francisco a day and then flying to there. I say anywhere but Mexico. The drug wars, etc have spilled into places like
  • Forget Polls, Here’s Tangible Proof the Obama Honeymoon is Over

    02/04/2010 9:37:34 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies · 1,085+ views
    U.S> News and World Report ^ | 2/4/10 | Doug Heye
    One sign that Washington, D.C., had been home to Obama Mania was the number of independent retailers selling all sorts of Obama merchandise. Every street corner, it seemed, had Obama wares (or Obama wear) for sale. Now, however, most of the winter caps for sale are not emblazoned with the Obama logo. T-shirts depicting our president as a dunking Michael Jordan, a victorious Muhammad Ali, or saber-baring Luke Skywalker (yes, these shirts all existed) are nowhere to be found. This time last year, the Obama Store was teeming with customers. Ideally situated in the basement of Washington’s Union Station, the...
  • Hiking Newlyweds Who Took LSD Rescued After Wife Has Bad Reaction

    08/19/2009 10:53:47 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 174 replies · 5,394+ views
    Fox News ^ | 08/19/09
  • With Arabs, Obama never had a honeymoon

    05/25/2009 1:10:44 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 6 replies · 536+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | May 20, 2009 | Howard LaFranchi
    Washington - As President Obama prepares for the highly anticipated speech he will deliver to the Muslim world from Cairo in early June, new polling from Arab countries suggests he has his work cut out for him. Only a small percentage of Arabs appear to have been won over by Barack Obama. There has been some slight improvement in US standing during the past year, based in part on the departure of President Bush and in part on Obama's policies, such as announcing a withdrawal from Iraq and a desire to shutter the Guantánamo detention facility. But one new poll...
  • Revealed: British swine flu victims are newlyweds who caught virus on Mexican honeymoon

    The two Britons suffering from swine flu are newlyweds who spent their honeymoon in Mexico, it was revealed today. Just weeks ago, Iain Askham, 27, and his new wife Dawn, 24, tied the knot and set off to Cancun for a dream holiday. But days after returning, they started feeling sick and have now found themselves at the heart of a possible global flu pandemic. The Askhams fell ill after returning from Mexico last Tuesday, where the outbreak of the H1N1 strain is believed to have first crossed from pigs to people. The couple, from Polmont, near Falkirk, flew home...
  • Scottish couple gets swine flu on honeymoon

    04/28/2009 9:00:12 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 831+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/28/09 | Jennifer Quinn - ap
    LONDON – They went to Mexico for their honeymoon, they came back with swine flu. A Scottish couple who are Britain's first confirmed cases of swine flu had just returned from their Mexican honeymoon, neighbors confirmed Tuesday. Dawn and Iain Askham became ill over the weekend, a few days after returning from Cancun. .
  • Is the Obama honeymoon over?

    03/13/2009 7:00:43 AM PDT · by meandog · 22 replies · 1,243+ views
    Canadian Chronicle-Herald ^ | March 12 | BOGDAN KIPLING
    PRESIDENT Barack Obama is a whirlwind, a political miracle, a man of action on multiple fronts. He fits several moulds without straining. The moulds are easily explained. As a successful politician, he strives to appeal to as many voters as he can. For independents, he is inclusive. He is digestible to more Republicans than any survey shows. For his own party’s faithful, he is all things to all of them. Mr. Obama’s gambit is harder than it appears. As is their tradition, Democrats are split in fractious wings and flying off in all directions at once. Left liberals demand nanny-state...

    03/03/2009 9:48:48 AM PST · by SalAOR · 3 replies · 306+ views
    Axis of Right ^ | 3/3/2009 | Sal
    A new President is traditionally given a honeymoon period by the majority of the American people. In normal times, the American people look to a new President with good wishes, and give him the benefit of the doubt when it comes to policy within the first three months or so of an administration. These, however, are not normal times, and I wonder just how far the patience of the American People will extend. Those who rave about Obama’s sky-high approval ratings are not looking at the historical record. Afer a little more than a month in office, Obama’s approval ratings...
  • Honeymoon or Obama? (A Man's Difficult Choice)

    01/15/2009 4:28:38 AM PST · by Loyalist · 18 replies · 602+ views
    Halifax Chronicle-Herald ^ | January 15, 2009 | John Gillis
    Drummer Glenn Fraser is set to go on his honeymoon next week, but not before a gut-wrenching decision on whether to go to Washington to play for Barack Obama. (JEFF HARPER / Staff) After much hand-wringing, a Halifax hand drummer is passing up the chance to play at a ball celebrating the inauguration of Barack Obama, because he can’t postpone a travel package that’s booked for the same day. Complicating things for Glenn Fraser, who plays the djembe in the Maritime Centre for African Dance trio, is that the trip to Cuba, beginning Sunday, is a honeymoon paid for by...
  • Scuba diver accused of murdering wife by allowing her to drown during Great Barrier Reef honeymoon

    11/28/2008 4:08:08 PM PST · by BGHater · 65 replies · 3,052+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 Nov 2008 | Richard Shears
    An American scuba diver has been charged with murdering his wife by drowning her during their honeymoon at the Great Barrier Reef. The move allows authorities to begin the process of extraditing David Gabriel Watson, of Birmingham, Alabama, to face the charges in Australia. Watson's wife, Christina Watson, drowned on October 22, 2003, while the couple was diving at a shipwreck off Queensland's coast, eleven days after their wedding. The body of Tina Watson (circled) lies on the sea bed after her husband had swum to the surface The alleged murder only came to light after a photograph showing Mrs...
  • Honeymoon ends in attempted murder charge

    05/28/2008 6:29:27 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 28 replies · 574+ views
    The Times Northwest Indiana ^ | May 28, 2008 | CHAS REILLY
    Honeymoon ends in attempted murder charge BY CHAS REILLY 219.662.5324 | Wednesday, May 28, 2008 MERRILLVILLE | A 37-year-old Chicago man is accused of attempting to kill his wife after holding her head underwater and biting flesh off her arm Friday while they were on their honeymoon at a Merrillville Days Inn. Jose Cuevas Jr. was charged Tuesday with attempted murder, aggravated battery, criminal deviate conduct and battery in Lake County Criminal Court. Merrillville police Sgt. Jeff Rice said Cuevas and his wife, also of Chicago, were staying at the hotel, 1350 E. 83rd Ave., when Cuevas made unwanted...
  • 1000 MILES TO GRACELAND: Our honeymoon pilgrimage to Memphis

    08/16/2007 9:35:29 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 1 replies · 185+ views ^ | August 16, 2007 | Christopher Knight
    We celebrate many birthdays. But to the best of my knowledge there are only two people that the western world takes time out to commemorate the deaths of: Jesus Christ, and Elvis Presley. Curious, that... So today is the 30th anniversary of the death of Elvis. Which a lot of folks no doubt are going to be remembering in various ways. Here's mine: the story of how Lisa and I wound up devoting a considerable chunk of our honeymoon five years ago to the King of Rock and Roll. I suppose all of this came about because of what you...
  • Kim Jong Il's absence raises speculation

    08/09/2006 7:40:22 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 15 replies · 854+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 08/08/06 | KWANG-TAE KIM
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Il hasn't appeared in public since his country test-fired missiles that drew international condemnation, leading to speculation of a possible sense of crisis inside the reclusive nation. Kim attended a Russian art performance and visited a tire factory July 4, a day before the missile launches, and he hasn't appeared publicly since, according to South Korea's spy agency. The North's propaganda machine hasn't reported on Kim's activities since the missile launches, but last week the country's official news agency said Kim sent a consolation message to ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Kim usually visits military...
  • Ruling on travelling during the so-called honeymoon (Islam)

    07/02/2006 2:29:05 PM PDT · by Salman · 41 replies · 1,945+ views
    Islam Q&A ^ | July 2, 2006 | Islam Q&A
    [snip] Nowadays many wealthy young people travel after marriage to foreign, kaafir countries to spend the honeymoon there, as they call it, but in fact it is a “poisonmoon”, because it is a haraam month which leads to many evils, such as taking off hijab, wearing the clothes of the kuffaar, watching the bad deeds and foolish customs of the kuffaar, and visiting places of leisure, until the woman comes back influenced by these bad ways and looking down on the ways of her Muslim society. This journey is extremely haraam and those who do it must be stopped from...
  • Honeymoon Is Over As Coalition Turns On Merkel

    06/30/2006 5:40:56 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 499+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-1-2006 | Kate Connolly
    Honeymoon is over as coalition turns on Merkel By Kate Connolly in Berlin (Filed: 01/07/2006) Angela Merkel is facing a revolt from within her grand coalition government just seven months after she became Germany's first woman premier. While the Chancellor has been basking in the success of staging the World Cup finals, cracks have begun showing in the government reforms seen as vital to the country's economic stability, but which have split the ruling parties. Angela Merkel has said Germany is in 'dire need of restructuring' The revolt burst into the open when Peter Struck, the parliamentary leader of the...
  • Costner exposed as actor behind sex act claim

    04/25/2006 9:15:50 PM PDT · by CAWats · 47 replies · 1,605+ views
    Times Online ^ | April 25, 2006 | Lee Glendinning
    Kevin Costner has been revealed as the celebrity accused of performing a sex act while having a massage at a prestigious hotel in Scotland, after a tribunal ruled there was not a strong enough reason to keep his name suppressed. The Hollywood star was accused of taking off his towel during the massage at The Old Course Hotel in St Andrews, Fife, in October 2004, exposing himself and then performing a sex act. An earlier legal ruling had prevented his identity being revealed, but the tribunal chairman Nicol Hosie ruled that following widespread newspaper and magazine reports outside Britain, as...
  • Wilma visits couple during Mexican honeymoon

    11/02/2005 5:41:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 396+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Nov 2, 2005 | 2nd Lt Ashley Conner
    11/2/2005 - MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. (AFPN) -- They enjoyed long walks on the beach, romantic dinners and winds of 159 miles per hour? Master Sgt. Leon Palmer and his new bride, Staff Sgt. Rena Palmer, both members of 22nd Security Forces Squadron, had an unexpected visitor during their honeymoon earlier this month in Cancun, Mexico. “We were in Cancun for four beautiful days when another hotel guest approached us on the beach and told us we might be evacuating to a shelter because of a hurricane,” said Master Sgt. Palmer. “We hadn’t been keeping up with the news...
  • National Space Society Executive Director Plans Honeymoon with Virgin

    07/28/2005 6:50:06 PM PDT · by Young Werther · 13 replies · 387+ views ^ | July 27, 2005 | Leonard David
    At the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) AirVenture gathering being held in Oshkosh, Wisconsin yesterday, Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Galactic, announced that George Whitesides, the Executive Director of the National Space Society and his bride-to-be, Loretta Hidalgo, will be the first honeymoon couple to take a trip on the fledgling space tourism company’s sub-orbital craft when the company goes into operation
  • Newlywed's Disappearance on Cruise Probed

    07/27/2005 11:19:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 468 replies · 24,985+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | July 27, 2005 | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN
    STAMFORD, Conn. — The night a newlywed vanished from his honeymoon cruise, the sounds of a loud party were coming from his stateroom, followed by male voices arguing on the balcony and then a "horrific thud," a fellow passenger says. The ship was in the Mediterranean Sea when Connecticut resident George Smith IV disappeared more than three weeks ago. No one has been charged, but Connecticut's top federal prosecutor said Tuesday that the 26-year-old's disappearance is being aggressively investigated and reports of blood on the ship raise concerns. The comments are the first by a U.S. prosecutor on the case...
  • Best Man Arrested in Honeymoon Blaze

    04/27/2005 11:43:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies · 511+ views ^ | April 28, 2005 | AP
    HAMPTON, Va. - A honeymooning couple was to return Wednesday night to find their home had been set on fire while they were away, and that police arrested the best man at their wedding and charged him with setting the blaze. Joseph Overton, 27, was charged with burning and destroying a dwelling and manufacturing and use of an explosive device, Fire Marshal Rick Rickett said. He would not say what the motive was, but said it was not racially driven. Del. Thomas Gear, R-Hampton, the bride's father, had feared the blaze could have been a hate crime. The house belonged...
  • Why I Serve: Soldier Feels He's Contributing to Terror War

    02/24/2005 5:24:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 379+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | 02/24/05 | Kathleen T. Rhem
    NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, Feb. 24, 2005 -- Army Staff Sgt. Kevin Bowe and his wife, Sgt. Brandy Bowe, spent their "honeymoon" on a Caribbean island. There was plenty of sun and stunning views of crystal-clear, blue-tinted waters. But this couple didn't visit Jamaica or the Bahamas. In fact, the only home the two Army Reservists have shared so far in their short marriage has been in Cuba – at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay. Kevin, who is responsible for the tools in his unit's motor pool, and Brandy, a military police officer, were married in December 2003, while she...
  • Analysis: Bush Honeymoon May Not Last Long

    12/05/2004 9:45:28 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 693+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/5/04 | Tom Raum - AP
    WASHINGTON - If President Bush (news - web sites) gets a second-term honeymoon, it may not last long. Or it may already be over. A failure in the coming days to win congressional passage of the intelligence reorganization bill he supports — fretting House Republicans are standing in the way — would not bode well for political bliss when the new Congress convenes next month. "Honeymoon? No way, unless he rolls his sleeves up and starts knocking some heads — on the intelligence bill now, but later also," said James Thurber, director of American University's Center for Congressional and Presidential...
  • John Kerry and the VVAW: Hanoi's American Puppets?

    10/26/2004 6:44:18 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 38 replies · 2,414+ views ^ | October 26, 2004 | Jerome R. Corsi, Scott Swett
    John Kerry and the VVAW: Hanoi's American Puppets? Newly discovered documents link Vietnam Veterans Against the War to Vietnamese communists Two recently discovered documents captured from the Vietnamese communists during the Vietnam War strongly support the contention that a close link existed between the Hanoi regime and the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) while John Kerry served as the group's leading national spokesman. The Circular: International Coordination of Antiwar Propaganda The first document is a 1971 "Circular" distributed by the Vietnamese communists within Vietnam. It discusses strategies to coordinate their national propaganda effort with their orchestration of the activities...
  • Mr. And Mrs Al baby

    10/25/2004 3:32:11 PM PDT · by al baby · 59 replies · 1,506+ views
    10/25/04 | Al baby
    Well the father of the beeber is now married.The ceromony was great and the reception was awesome the crusie to Mexico was great we went to Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta Aboard the Vision of the Seas. We ate , Gambled and went to shows and tried to make little beebers.To all that wished us well thank you to all that did not Im sure you will get over it Prayers to team Hendrick
  • Discovered papers: Hanoi directed Kerry

    10/25/2004 10:11:19 PM PDT · by Carling · 493 replies · 17,895+ views
    Worldnetdaily ^ | 10/26/04 | Art Moore
    The first documentary evidence that Vietnamese communists were directly steering John Kerry's antiwar group Vietnam Veterans Against the War has been discovered in a U.S. archive, according to a researcher who spoke with WorldNetDaily. One freshly unearthed document, captured by the U.S. from Vietnamese communists in 1971, indicates the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese delegations to the Paris peace talks that year were used as the communications link to direct the activities of Kerry and other antiwar activists who attended. Kerry insists he attended the talks only because he happened to be in France on his honeymoon and maintains he...
  • Tiger Woods' boat turned away from Puerto Rico

    10/15/2004 1:23:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies · 2,107+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | October 15, 2004 | AP
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Tiger Woods and his new wife were briefly held aboard their private yacht Thursday by U.S. Coast Guard officers and turned away from San Juan's port because they failed to notify authorities of their arrival ahead of time, an official said. Since July 1, new security regulations require many boats to submit an arrival notice at least four days in advance before entering a U.S. port, Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Eric Willis said. The 28-year-old golfer and Swedish model Elin Nordegren, 24, were married Oct. 5 at a luxury resort in Barbados and later set...
  • Police: Wedding guests eat victim

    08/14/2004 8:01:30 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies · 1,432+ views
    Cable News Network ^ | August 10, 2004 | AP/CNN
    At the July 17 wedding of his daughter, Eladio Baule got angry with his cousin Benjie Ganay who tripped and accidentally touched the bride's bottom, said Senior Police Inspector Perla Bacuel, at Narra town in Palawan province, southwest of Manila... Buyot told police that the group returned to the party and served some of Ganay's cooked remains to guests who were still celebrating the wedding, Bacuel said.
  • FReeper needs some help - Who's been to a Sandals Resort

    07/16/2004 2:30:32 PM PDT · by hattend · 2 replies · 320+ views
    me | 16 July 2004 | Me
    I'm going on a honeymoon to Sandals Halcyon, St Lucia in September. I've never been on a cruise or to an "All Inclusive" resort before, so I would like to know what to expect. Has anybody ever been to St Lucia? how about a Sandals? What did you think? Is there anything you wish you had done after you left the island? How does Sandals treat you? (pampered to the max, I hope) Thanks for any and all input
  • ISS Honeymoon Trip to Cost $40 Million

    12/26/2003 2:09:38 PM PST · by anymouse · 7 replies · 120+ views
    ITAR-TASS ^ | 21.12.2003
    A honeymoon trip to the International Space Station (ISS) will cost $40 million, spokesman for the Russian Aerospace Agency Sergei Gorbunov told Itar-Tass on Sunday. “Anyone, who pays $20 million, passes a medical examination and meets a number of other requirements, can become a space tourist,” Gorbunov said. “A contract with the U.S.-based Space Adventures Company makes it possible to send two tourists aboard a Soyuz spaceship, so the chance can be theoretically used by new-weds,” he remarked. In addition to money and perfect health, the candidates “will have to prove that they have no bad habits, their money comes...
  • The shortest honeymoon ever

    11/23/2003 10:25:40 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 179+ views
    OC Register ^ | 11/23/03 | Steven Greenhut
    <p>SACRAMENTO - During his speech at the California Chamber of Commerce inaugural luncheon last Monday, newly elected Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger assured the crowd that he knew what he was up against. "If you thought that the campaign was tough and that we were in the trenches and we were fighting it out, there is something much more to come because those guys are not going to roll over," he said.</p>
  • Capitol Visit A Call For Action (Arnold's Sacramento Honeymoon Reception)

    10/23/2003 2:36:01 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 7 replies · 158+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/23/03 | Matea Gold
    After his meetings at the Capitol, Schwarzenegger and his transition team chief, Rep. David Dreier (R-San Dimas), met privately with Republican lawmakers in the offices of the California Chamber of Commerce, where he laid out his positions on appointments, the budget and workers' compensation reform. Sen. Bruce McPherson (R-Santa Cruz) said the Republican lawmakers gave Schwarzenegger a standing ovation when he entered the room. At one point, the governor-elect acknowledged Sen. Tom McClintock, one of his opponents in the recall election, by pointing to the veteran lawmaker and saying, "We'll be working together," according to McPherson. "I'm ecstatic," said Assemblyman...
  • The End of Clark's Honeymoon

    10/02/2003 8:50:31 AM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 9 replies · 168+ views
    American Conservative Union | Sept 30, 2003 | David Keene
    Retired Gen. Wesley Clark has been leading the Democratic presidential field now for nearly two weeks. He's survived his first debate and must be feeling pretty good about things. Pundits are hailing him as just what the Democrats need to counter the image of President Bush as commander-in-chief at a time of continuing national crisis, and the other contenders must be wondering when the media guns will turn on the new entrant. In last week's debate, the general survived not so much as a result of his fast footwork, but because the other leading contenders are still focused on Howard...
  • Robert Reich: The honeymoon continues for George

    08/02/2003 3:58:24 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 27 replies · 190+ views
    The Observer (U.K.) ^ | 08/03/03 | Robert Reich
    Blair is pilloried while the US President is praised for his Iraq strategy. But if Americans continue dying, things could get tough for Bush No weapons of mass destruction have yet been found and Saddam Hussein's putative links to al-Qaeda remain unverified. Moreover, there's reason to believe that intelligence agencies in Britain and the United States were pressured by both administrations into providing such evidence. Tony Blair is in trouble, yet George W. Bush is still riding high. On the face of it, this seems curious. Both men preside over legislative majorities, but Blair's is stronger than Bush's. Both are...
  • Bloodshed Ends US Honeymoon (Iraq)

    06/10/2003 6:51:43 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 322+ views
    The Telegraph UK) ^ | 6-11-2003 | Jack Fairweather
    Bloodshed ends US honeymoon By Jack Fairweather in central Iraq (Filed: 11/06/2003) Hundreds of bullet casings litter the ground where an American soldier was killed and two wounded in Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's home town, in one of an increasingly regular series of attacks against coalition forces. US troops from the 3rd Infantry division patrol Falluja A barrage of American fire failed to stop two Iraqi men armed with rocket-propelled grenades and AK-47s dashing from a car and firing into the US compound. Gaping holes in the front of the American headquarters mark where the RPG rounds struck just below the...
  • Honeymoon Help Requested

    04/24/2002 7:49:51 PM PDT · by sonsofliberty2000 · 171 replies · 690+ views
    I am trying to choose the best honeymoon for my fiancee and myself. We are getting married next year (July 4th to be exact) and I'm working to get details such as this planned and ready for best rates. The problem is we are all over the place on ideas. What we really are wanting to do is go to an all-inclusive resort but somewhere close enough to drive to. We live in Wheeling, WV and I hope some friendly Freepers out there might have suggestions. I'm also open to farther away trips if you think they are well worth...