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  • Ron Perlman Dons the Full Hellboy Garb to Spend the Day with a Boy

    07/07/2012 6:56:12 AM PDT · by TexasBarak · 13 replies
    Neatorama ^ | 7-6-12 | John Farrier
    Saw this, and thought that it would be a nice change of pace for Saturday morning- Ron Perlman reprised his role of Hellboy for the Make-A-Wish foundation.
  • WWII promise kept, mystery solved

    08/03/2009 8:56:04 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 17 replies · 1,828+ views ^ | August 2, 2009 | John Wilkens
    Iwo Jima vet's son takes photos to family in Japan The two wallet-size photos sat in a box in Fiorenzo Lopardo's bedroom dresser, reminders of a promise not yet kept. Decade after decade he held on to them, through law school, through raising a family, through 16 years as a Superior Court judge in Vista. Lopardo got the photos at a moment of high anxiety – literally in the heat of battle. That's what made them precious. On March 19, 1945, he was a Marine commander on Iwo Jima, an island in the Pacific that was the site of one...
  • Video of Skydiver's fall and survival plus interview.

    02/13/2007 5:26:10 PM PST · by amchugh · 44 replies · 3,073+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12th February 2007 | Stephen D'Antal
    Video from the helmet camera of British skydiver Michael Holmes. It shows him plummeting 12,000ft to earth after both his parachutes failed, saying goodbye to the world... and hitting the ground with a sickening thud at 80mph. Michael's friend, who jumped from the same plane, also filmed the whole event. He found his pal bleeding and unconscious - but alive.
  • Boy undergoes rare spinal tumor surgery

    11/08/2006 3:38:44 PM PST · by Lorianne · 3 replies · 263+ views
    Miami Herals ^ | Nov. 08, 2006 | JIM FITZGERALD
    NEW YORK - Surgeons freed a 6-year-old boy from the twisting grip of a tumor Wednesday, cutting through the growth to relax his spinal cord and give him a chance at a relatively normal boyhood. In the first half of an operation that will resume next week, doctors at Montefiore Medical Center cut into Aidan Fraser's neck to attack the tumor that had grotesquely twisted his spinal column. "It went very, very well," said Dr. John Houton, a neurosurgeon. "I am absolutely thrilled with the result that we got." He said Aidan woke up easily, was breathing on his own,...
  • 'He Doesn't Know He's A Squirrel; He Thinks He's A Dog'

    10/12/2005 4:38:47 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 116 replies · 3,723+ views
    KOMO 4 NEWS ^ | October 11, 2005 | Tracy Vedder
    SEATTLE - This is a story about a mother, a baby in dire need and how the two came together. It didn't matter that they didn't come from the same place, or look at all alike -- they weren't even the same species! But instinct took over when the need was greatest. Debby Cantlon of Seattle explains: "He doesn't know he's a squirrel; he thinks he's a dog." She's talking about Finegan, the squirrel. He could be excused for thinking he's a dog, that's how he's being raised. Rescued at just a few days old, Finegan had fallen from a...
  • Fun Only Requirement For 'St. Knoy' Followers (Breath of Fresh Air Alert)

    06/07/2005 6:11:41 AM PDT · by IN Farm Girl · 4 replies · 353+ views
    Lafayette (IN) Journal and Courier ^ | 6/7/05 | Jeff Washburn
    Subtitled: Final Score Means Little To Youth Coach
  • Tribute is in the cards for Jewish ballplayers

    10/13/2003 11:07:13 AM PDT · by Radix · 5 replies · 88+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 10/13/2003 | Nathan Cobb
    <p>NEWTON -- About the only criticism you can muster of Martin Abramowitz's crowd-pleasing idea -- to produce a set of baseball cards of all 142 Jewish major leaguers from 1871 to 2003 -- is that its thoroughness kills the possibility of trades. After all, if everyone owns every card, how can someone offer to swap, say, a Mike "Superjew" Epstein for a Moe "The Rabbi of Swat" Solomon?</p>
  • Puppy "dogs of war" lift spirits of troops in Iraq

    04/14/2003 9:42:36 PM PDT · by Zacs Mom · 47 replies · 449+ views
    NASIRIYAH, Iraq -- After one firefight on the Euphrates River, the acrid smoke cleared and a U.S. Marine handed Staff Sgt. Nelson Hidalgo two casualties of the war and poverty in Iraq.The mother was dying of hunger, unable to nurse her young, who were on the verge of starving, too. The "barbarians," as Marines with the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance unit are called, were about to become proud parents."We scooped the babies right up," said Hidalgo, nodding at the white puppy chowing down on a military MRE (Meals Ready to Eat) of pasta and vegetables beneath the gun turret of...
  • Dog gone but not forgotten - Golden Retriever to get recognition

    04/14/2002 5:37:52 PM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 20 replies · 356+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | April 14, 2002 | By ELIZABETH CAMPBELL
    Posted on Sun, Apr. 14, 2002 Dog gone but not forgotten By ELIZABETH CAMPBELLStar-Telegram Staff Writer SAGINAW - Ted E. Bear won't be in the classroom anymore to comfort upset children by letting them lie on his stomach or help withdrawn children get the courage to talk. But the specially-trained Golden retriever, who died late last month on his way home from Bryson Elementary School, will always be remembered for his loyalty and good nature. Ted's owner and friend, long-time special education teacher Carolyn Walsh or "dear Walsh" to children and their parents, said Ted touched many lives. `It's...