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  • Annette Funicello, Mouseketeer and Film Star, Dies

    04/08/2013 7:47:52 PM PDT · by xzins · 38 replies
    Time ^ | 04/08/13 | Frazier MooreApril
    Annette Funicello, the most popular Mouseketeer on “The Mickey Mouse Club,” who matured to a successful career in records and ’60s beach party movies but struggled with illness in middle age and after, died Monday, The Walt Disney Co. said. She was 70. She died peacefully at Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield, Calif., of complications from multiple sclerosis, the company said. Funicello stunned fans and friends in 1992 with the announcement about her ailment. Yet she was cheerful and upbeat, grappling with the disease with a courage that contrasted with her lightweight teen image of old. The pretty, dark-haired Funicello...
  • TCM Remembers 2011

    12/13/2011 2:29:05 PM PST · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 12, 2011 | Uploaded by stacia99
    TCM Remembers memorial montage for 2011. The song is "Before You Go" by OK Sweetheart.
  • My 9/11 Site

    09/10/2008 6:47:31 PM PDT · by Number57 · 16 replies · 300+ views
    I put this site up shortly after 9/11/01. It remains online thanks to a friend who is still hosting it. Please check it out. It is ad-free and non-profit, and has been for almost 7 years. Thanks.
  • Your 9/11

    09/10/2008 6:07:02 PM PDT · by truthingod · 118 replies · 361+ views
    09/10/2008 | truthingod
    Since we are on the anniversary of 9/11, I think it is important to stop and remember your 9/11 experience. For me it started like a normal day. I was driving my kids to school at 7:10am that day. The sun was shining in that brilliant blue sky with such light! On the way to school, my daughter was asking if I was going to the school meeting that evening to discuss the 8th grade trip to Washington that would be coming up that following spring. I told her no, I thought it was not wise to go to Washington...
  • Iraq al-Qaida Says Pope, West Are Doomed

    09/18/2006 10:54:20 PM PDT · by XR7 · 74 replies · 3,780+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/19/06 | Anna Johnson
    An al-Qaida-linked extremist group warned Pope Benedict XVI on Monday that he and the West were "doomed," as protesters raged across the Muslim world to demand more of an apology from the pontiff for his remarks about Islam and violence. The Mujahedeen Shura Council, an umbrella organization of Sunni Arab extremist groups that includes al-Qaida in Iraq, issued a statement on a Web forum vowing to continue its holy war against the West. The authenticity of the statement could not be independently verified. The group said Muslims would be victorious and addressed the pope as "the worshipper of the cross"...
  • Plane Crashes into World Trade Center

    09/11/2001 5:56:49 AM PDT · by hellinahandcart · 980 replies · 91,202+ views
    NewYork1 | 9/11/01
    Just in. I am looking at a picture of the WTC with smoke pouring out of the western tower. Looks like a huge amount of damage. Debris raining down on people in the street.
  • 9/11/2001 Remembrance Thread & Free Republic Archives from 9/11/2001

    09/11/2006 12:34:37 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 84 replies · 7,054+ views
    Free Republic Archives | September 11, 2001 | FReepers
    Here are some links from the FR archives in observance of the fifth anniversary of 9/11/2001 - Threads list of several breaking news items - Latest Articles The first post reporting the attacks by OldEconomyBuyer - World Trade Center Posted on the first anniversary - Associated Press newswire - September 11, 2001 - Chronology of news alerts, bulletins and flashes
  • Witness To Sanctity (Barbara Simpson On Why We've Not Heard The Last Of Pope John Paul II Alert)

    04/10/2005 10:33:55 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 1 replies · 487+ views ^ | 04/11/05 | Barbara Simpson
    wish I'd met him in person, but despite the lack of direct human connection, I feel I knew him. I also know there was something unique about this man, Pope of the Roman Catholic Church John Paul II. Was it his words? There's no doubt he was an educated man and a talented writer. He could reach the audiences to which he spoke, whether in person or in print. He had a way of choosing the direct path to our heart, our mind, our conscience and our soul. This was a man who was comfortable speaking to millions of people...
  • Never Forget.

    02/23/2005 8:37:13 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 194 replies · 18,695+ views
    Never Forget ^ | 2-23-05
    Please take the time to watch this video, we must remember those on September 11, 2001. We can never forget, and we can not let those who wish us to forget to let us forget. Please, take 15 minutes from freeping, this is bookmarked on my home page, Thank you FReepers. Indy.Never Forget. If you let it run past the video, there are many good quotes after.
  • Fort Campbell soldier highest ranking Army member killed in hostile fire in Iraq

    10/19/2003 3:49:54 AM PDT · by milemark · 29 replies · 633+ views
    SF Gate ^ | 10/18/03 | Associated Press
    <p>A military police commander killed this week during a bloody battle outside a cleric's headquarters has become the highest-ranking Army officer killed in hostile fire in Iraq, according to an Army spokesman at the Pentagon.</p> <p>Lt. Col. Kim S. Orlando was among three soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, based at Fort Campbell, killed when a joint U.S.-Iraqi patrol confronted gunmen outside a mosque in the Shiite Muslim holy city of Karbala.</p>
  • 101st's youngest fatality was family protector, dad says

    08/16/2003 8:46:45 AM PDT · by Ranger · 4 replies · 292+ views
    Tennessean ^ | 8/16/03 | LEON ALLIGOOD
    <p>Pfc. Daniel R. Parker, 18, thrown from a vehicle Tuesday, is the youngest 101st Airborne Division soldier to die in Iraq.</p> <p>His name was Daniel Parker, but most everybody knew him as Dan.</p> <p>Smiling Dan, 18, who a year ago raised his hand to solemnly swear that he would ''support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.''</p>
  • THAT MIRACLE MOMENT (Herb Brooks In Memoriam)

    08/13/2003 11:50:24 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 8 replies · 452+ views
    NY Post ^ | August 13, 2003
    <p>'Do you believe in miracles?" Al Michaels shouted from Lake Placid one February afternoon in 1980. And millions of Americans had become believers.</p> <p>For the unimaginable had happened: The United States Olympic hockey team - 20 young amateurs - had stunningly upset the prohibitively favored Soviet national team, hardened pros to a man.</p>
  • AMERICA ATTACKED: Online FReeper library - Post your links to memorial sites, photos, videos, etc.

    09/20/2001 3:57:02 PM PDT · by ppaul · 245 replies · 16,574+ views
    With so many memorial sites, graphics, photos, videos, flash movies, etc. proliferating on the internet since the 9-11 attack on America, it is almost impossible to keep track of them all. The purpose of this thread is to provide a convenient archive for posterity. Use this thread to post links to any sites you have found particulary memorable or that would be of interest to other FReepers. (Please post your comments and the links only to save bandwidth).
  • Some Gave All

    07/29/2003 10:06:07 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 13 replies · 342+ views
    May we not forget their sacrifices Some Gave All In Every Generation... There Have Been Those That Have Answered The Call... ...To defend freedom,Oppose tyrannyAnd free the oppressed...All gave some... Some Gave All....They were with us then..They are with us nowThey love...They prepare...They comfort...They yearn...They fight...They pray...And sometimes...They die...Yes, the same brave souls are with us today...But what's more important...Is that we are with them

    05/04/2003 6:18:37 PM PDT · by Michael121 · 15 replies · 356+ views
    The following have given their lives to liberate Iraq: United States of America Army Pvt. Johnny Brown, 21, Troy, Ala., vehicle accident Army Spc. Thomas Arthur Foley III, 23, of Dresden, Tenn., grenade accident Army Pfc. Joseph P. Mayek, 20, of Rock Springs, Wyo., weapons accident Marine Cpl. Armando Ariel Gonzalez, 25, of Hialeah, Fla., vehicle accident Army Spc. Richard A. Goward, 32, of Midland, Mich., vehicle accident Army Spc. Gil Mercado, 25, of Paterson, N.J., weapons accident Marine Cpl. Jesus A. Gonzalez, 22, Indio, Calif., combat Marine Staff Sgt. Riayan A. Tejeda, 26, New York, N.Y., combat Marine Gunnery...
  • A Marine Comes Home: Fallen warriors remind us why whiny celebs are irrelevant

    04/30/2003 9:04:17 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 21 replies · 433+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 05/01/03 | DOROTHY RABINOWITZ
    <p>The battle of Iraq may be over but the warriors for peace struggle on. Theirs is not an easy road, particularly, we hear, in the entertainment industry, which is packed with notables fresh from their vocal campaign against the war, the president, Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney--objects of scorn in all the best circles, from Paris to California.</p>
  • First South Floridian Killed in Iraq War Awarded U.S. Citizenship

    04/30/2003 9:12:18 AM PDT · by george wythe · 3 replies · 312+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | April 20, 2003
    Marine Cpl. Armando Ariel Gonzalez died while serving his adopted country. On Tuesday, the day he was buried, that country adopted him by giving him U.S. citizenship. Eduardo Aguirre, acting director of the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, presented the citizenship certificate to Gonzalez's family at his funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Aguirre brought a message from President Bush: "We as a nation share in your mourning." Gonzalez, 25, died on April 14 in Iraq in an aircraft refueling accident. The Hialeah resident, who came to the United States from Cuba about eight years ago, was the...
  • Airlines Pilot's Address

    04/29/2003 12:01:56 PM PDT · by LivefromVegas · 23 replies · 770+ views
    Unknown | Karl Kankel
    I truly wish I had been on this flight. H O M E I want to tell you of an experience I had last night flying home from Atlanta. The pilot came on the intercom and went through the usual announcements telling us that "we're just east of Montgomery cruising at 28,000 feet" and "you've picked a beautiful night for flying, just look at the gorgeous southern sunset out of the right side of the plane." He then, however, said this: "Please bear with me as I deviate from the script, but I want you all to know that simply...
  • Life and spirit of a Buddhist Marine come to rest

    04/29/2003 3:36:10 AM PDT · by ZULU · 5 replies · 336+ views
    Ledger ^ | April 29, 2003 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    <p>ARLINGTON, Va. -- Surrounded by Marines in crisp blue uniforms, Buddhist monks in flowing orange robes prayed over the casket of Cpl. Kemaphoom Chanawongse yesterday at Arlington National Cemetery.</p> <p>Chanawongse, 22, was honored in a rare Buddhist prayer service at the cemetery, a ceremony that celebrated his life and the sacrifice he made in dying last month in a firefight in Iraq.</p>
  • Village bids farewell to youngest UK soldier killed in Iraq

    04/28/2003 4:09:35 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 10 replies · 292+ views
    The Times ^ | April 29, 2003 | Dominic Kennedy
    Fusilier Turrington's coffin is carried by pallbearers from his regiment. Photograph: Andrew Parsons/PA KELAN TURRINGTON, the youngest British soldier killed in the Iraq conflict, was buried with full military honours at a church near his family home yesterday. Fusilier Turrington was 18 years and 131 days old when he died in action as troops stormed the southern Iraqi city of Basra on April 6. The teenager’s coffin was draped in the Cross of St George on which his beret and hackle were placed. The coffin was carried by six pallbearers from the regiment. His parents Ann, 46, and John...