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    09/25/2016 5:53:12 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 98 replies ^ | September 25, 2016 | FoxNews.Com
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  • 9 Things You Should Know About Justice Antonin Scalia (1936–2016)

    02/13/2016 5:08:53 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 2/13/16 | Joe Carter
    1. ...Scalia (nicknamed "Nino") was born on March 11, 1936, in Trenton... 2. After graduating from Harvard Scalia worked for a law firm in Cleveland... 3. In 1977 Scalia resumed his academic career at...the University of Chicago Law School (1977–82)... 4. Scalia was the first Italian American to serve on the Supreme Court... 5. Scalia was known for his wit and humor.... 6. Scalia subscribed to a judicial philosophy known as "originalism." ...the Constitution should be interpreted in terms of what it meant to those who ratified the Constitution in 1788, and is often contrasted with the Constitution as a...
  • In Search of the First Rocket Man

    01/27/2016 2:19:45 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 25 replies
    Centauri Dreams ^ | 1/27/16 | Paul Gilster
    In Search of the First Rocket Manby Paul Gilster on January 27, 2016 If you're interested enough in space to be reading this site, you've probably run into the name of Wan Hu. He's the subject of a tale that may well be spurious, but it's certainly lively. It seems that some time around the year 1500 AD, Wan Hu took his fascination with rocketry to the logical limit by building a chair equipped with 47 gunpowder rockets. Lit by 47 attendants, the combined rockets took Wan Hu somewhere, but just where is unknown, as he is said to have...
  • Dave Sweet dies at 86; father of the modern foam surfboard

    05/30/2015 7:48:07 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 29 05 2015 | By ELAINE WOO
    The first time Dave Sweet went surfing, in 1945, he was 16 and his wooden board weighed more than he did. A decade later, he was launching a revolution that would turn those bulky boards into relics. Sweet, who played a pioneering role in introducing the foam surfboard that transformed the sport and helped propel it into the mainstream, died of renal failure May 18 at the Veterans Affairs West Los Angeles Medical Center, said his son, Greg Sweet. He was 86. The development and marketing of the foam surfboard has often been credited to Orange County surf entrepreneurs Hobie...
  • Sasquatch Cited in Mine Hearings (B.C. Canada)

    08/27/2013 8:49:05 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    The Prince George Citizen ^ | August 21, 2013 | Peter JAMES
    Sasquatch cited in mine hearings Most people consider the sasquatch a legendary creature, but the mythical bush man of northern B.C. received its fair share of attention at environmental review hearings into the proposed New Prosperity gold and copper mine. While most of the attention focused on more tangible creatures like trout, salmon and grizzly bears, members of First Nations community have repeatedly brought up the sasquatch during community hearings over the past three weeks. In most cases, the aboriginal speakers talked about the ape-like man in the context of legend, but others treated sasquatches as something the Canadian Environmental...
  • Two Huge Flaws in the Legend of the Clinton Economy

    09/08/2012 11:39:41 AM PDT · by Son House · 42 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | September 7, 2012 | J.D. Foster, Ph.D
    Two inescapable flaws mar the Clinton economic legend. One is conveniently papered over; the other conveniently forgotten. Even so, a flawed legend is better than the economic reality President Obamas policies have produced, so it is no surprise the sitting President has outsourced his economic messaging to the former President.The first flaw, described here and here, is that President Clinton raised taxes and the economy boomed. The flaw in the narrative is it ignores the passage of timefour years, to be exact. The timeline matters. Clinton raised taxes in 1993 just as the economy was set to take off from...
  • Barack Obama -- a legend in his own mind?

    06/18/2012 8:01:57 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 18, 2012 | By Michael Goodwin
    Watching President Obama flop around like a fish out of water, careening from gaffe to desperation to dishonesty, I find myself searching for ways to put his troubling behavior into historic perspective. Is this The Unmaking of a President? Or is it The Unmasking? Perhaps we are witnessing an American Tragedy. Or maybe were seeing final proof his election was The Great Mistake. All those fit the facts, and lead to a shared conclusion. So far, the 2012 election has almost nothing to do with Mitt Romney. Even the GOP doesnt love its choice, but the race is a dead...
  • Pat Summitt steps down

    04/18/2012 11:14:10 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 9 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | April 18, 2012 | Dan Fleser
    After a storied 38-year career, Pat Summitt is stepping down as head coach of the Tennessee womens basketball team to become a coach emeritus with the program. Lady Vols associate head coach Holly Warlick will be named the new head coach. Summitt said that she met with Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart and Warlick on Wednesday morning to finalize the transition. She said that the decision was hers and shes comfortable with it.
  • Guitarist Ronnie Montrose Dead at 64 (3/3/2012)

    03/31/2012 2:10:19 AM PDT · by RightOnline · 22 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 3/4/2012 | Greg Prato
    Ronnie Montrose, who is best known for his fiery guitar work as a member of the band Montrose, died Saturday. It is believed that the cause of death was prostate cancer, which he had been battling for the past few years. Read more:
  • Bob Hoover, an American Aviation Legend

    03/18/2012 1:49:08 PM PDT · by Doogle · 26 replies
    YT ^ | 02/14/09 | YT
    Interesting story of Bob Hoover and what he's been doing and read both the clip and the following story.
  • The Injustice Done to Joe Paterno

    01/31/2012 8:44:20 AM PST · by Neverforget01 · 97 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 30, 2012 | Michael Novak
    When the hundreds of thousands of Penn State alumni hear the name JoePa, they think of moral leadership, of the kind of person they aspire to be. Of his warmth, his fatherliness, his steadiness, and his granite character. Joe Paterno was for hundreds of thousands of alumni the very model of the moral ideal of Western humanism. Hundreds of thousands of alumni think a huge injustice was committed against JoePa by the board of trustees, and they have emphatically expressed their sentiments to the new interim president of Penn State during his coast-to-coast series of alumni meetings to damp down...
  • Cultural Exchange: A (male) porn star at 76

    03/05/2011 9:23:01 AM PST · by llevrok · 67 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 3/6/2011 | John M. Glionna
    Reporting from Tokyo At the seemingly fragile age of 76, his story is the stuff of Hollywood legend (Well, maybe the seamier side of the San Fernando Valley), a tale made more outlandish because it happened to a buttoned-down salary man in hyper-conservative Japan. For years, a Tokyo grandfather kept a dirty little secret from his family. Longtime travel agent Shigeo Tokuda, who resembles countless older men who ride the Tokyo subway each day, admitted to his wife and daughter that he sometimes performed cameos in small-budget films. But what this senior citizen didn't say was that those scenes,...
  • Jet Li stars in X-Men action director's martial arts epic

    08/03/2010 9:34:40 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 2 replies · 229+ views
    The Geek Files ^ | August 2 2010 | By David Bentley
    ACTION STAR Jet Li shows off his speed and power in The Legend of Fong Sai-yuk, released on a special collector's edition DVD by Cine Asia on September 6. The 1993 martial arts epic, released in North America as The Legend, is directed by Corey Yuen.
  • Bol dies as basketballs gentle giant (Manute Bol Dead at 47)

    06/19/2010 2:59:55 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 28 replies · 1,492+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 6-19-10
    Packed small college gym on a cold winter night in 85, and a friends father had driven us to campus to see Manute Bol for ourselves. No one had ever seen such a sight on the basketball court, arms and legs that went on forever, rising and rising until they reached a narrow face with such uncertain eyes. Plopped across the world, here was Bol, a 7-foot-7 center out of the Sudan, out of your wildest imagination. Near the end of the night, Bol had obliterated a muscular, undersized Division II center who had spent the night throwing elbows into...
  • Les Paul, Guitar Legend, Dies at 94 (1915 - 2009)

    08/13/2009 11:04:00 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 35 replies · 1,094+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | 8/13/2009 | no byline
    Les Paul, one of the most revered guitarists in history and the father of the electric guitar, passed away last night, August 12th at the age of 94. Pauls manager confirmed to Rolling Stone that cause of death was respiratory failure, and a statement from Gibson indicates Paul was suffering from severe pneumonia and died at a hospital in White Plains, New York. An inductee of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Grammy Hall of Fame, Paul is credited as the inventor of the electric body guitar and the pioneer of recording techniques like electronic echo and multi-tracking....
  • Icons Aren't What They Used to Be

    07/19/2009 10:30:31 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies · 374+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | July 19th 2009
    JULY 20, 2009 Icons Aren't What They Used to Be Journalists find another word to abuse. By JOE QUEENAN Right after Roger Federer won his 15th Grand Slam at Wimbledon this month, Pete Sampras declared, "The guy is a legend; now he's an icon." In his eyes, this was a status upgrade. Shortly after that, In Touch magazine referred to both Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett as felled icons. PeopleandTime chimed in. None of the big guns seemed prepared to award Ed McMahon official iconic status, but loads of other smaller media outlets did. Other icons were on the way....
  • Michael Jackson was ruined after child molestation trial - Tito Jackson

    07/15/2009 5:00:42 PM PDT · by Kimberly GG · 33 replies · 1,598+ views ^ | 7/16/09 | Martin Fricker
    "The phone rang at Neverland and it was crunch time for Michael Jackson as he was told the jury had reached their verdicts in his child molestation trial. Calmly, the entire Jackson clan climbed into cars for the 30-minute drive to Santa Maria. Jackson was in a black Cadillac Escalade SUV, accompanied by mum Katherine and dad Joe. Not long into the journey, he leaned over and whispered in Katherines ear. If this doesnt go right, take care of my kids, he pleaded. Make sure my kids are fine. It was the first time the King of Pop had...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 7-1-09

    07/01/2009 2:47:32 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 145 replies · 4,702+ views ^ | 7-1-09 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • 'I'm better off dead. I'm done': How Michael Jackson predicted his death six months ago

    06/27/2009 8:26:15 PM PDT · by devere · 89 replies · 4,342+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 28, 2009 | Ian Halperin
    Whatever the final autopsy results reveal, it was greed that killed Michael Jackson. Had he not been driven by a cabal of bankers, agents, doctors and advisers to commit to the gruelling 50 concerts in Londons O2 Arena, I believe he would still be alive today. During the last weeks and months of his life, Jackson made desperate attempts to prepare for the concert series scheduled for next month a series that would have earned millions for the singer and his entourage, but which he could never have completed, not mentally, and not physically. Michael knew it...
  • Michael Jackson is dead [Updated]

    06/25/2009 2:45:23 PM PDT · by libh8er · 1,875 replies · 74,681+ views
    LA Times ^ | 6.25.09
  • Captain Robert Craig, Ocean City Beach Patrol, Maryland- "OC Family Grateful"

    05/25/2009 1:07:06 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 2 replies · 624+ views
    The Dispatch (Maryland Coast Dispatch) ^ | May 25, 2009 | The Craig Family
    OC Family Grateful Editor: Saturday, April 25, 2009 was a beautiful day, and it was made even more wonderful by the outpouring of affection expressed toward Captain Robert S. Craig at his Beach Memorial Service. The Craig children and family appreciate all that was done to honor our Pop, a man so many in Ocean City have known and loved for so many years. The Beach Memorial was truly memorable and more special than we could have possibly imagined. We have many people to thank for their efforts in making it happen. We learned very quickly that organizing such an...
  • Ocean City Bids Farewell to OCBP Capt. Robert Craig

    05/12/2009 5:58:04 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 31 replies · 730+ views
    Ocean City Today ^ | May 1, 2009 | (Non Listed)
    (At right) Flanked by friends and family members, a wreath is carried down the beach to be released into the ocean in memory of Craig, "founding father" of the Beach Patrol. Carrying the wreath is the current head of the organization, Capt. Butch Arbin, who is flanked by Craig's son, Robert Craig, and grandson, Christopher Craig. (Above) Sean Williams pushes a surf board, carrying the wreath and the ashes of Capt. Craig, toward a Coast Guard boat, which released the wreath farther from the shore.
  • Memorial Service planned to honor Captain Robert S. Craig

    04/10/2009 4:24:09 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 3 replies · 467+ views
    News Releases: from Public Relations Office, Town of Ocean City, MD. ^ | April 8, 2009 | Donna Abbott, P.R. Director, Town of Ocean City, MD.
    News Release: April 8, 2009 Memorial Service planned to honor Captain Robert S. Craig Ocean City, MD A memorial service for Captain Robert (Bob) S. Craig will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, April 25 on the beach at North Division Street. Captain Craig passed away on Saturday, March 28 at the age of 90. Captain Craig joined the Ocean City Beach Patrol in 1935 and served as its captain from 1946 until retiring in 1987. Captain Craig is credited with building the Ocean City Beach Patrol into the professional organization it is known as today. When Captain Craig turned...
  • Longtime OCBP Captain, Bob Craig, dies (ROBERT CRAIG: 1918-2009)

    04/07/2009 2:36:23 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 3 replies · 722+ views
    Ocean City Today ^ | April 3, 2009 | NANCY POWELL Associate Editor
    (April 3, 2009) The man who not only epitomized the Ocean City Beach Patrol, but also built it into a serious and professional organization, passed away Saturday. When Capt. Robert (Bob) S. Craig turned 90 last July, a competition, dinner and slide show honored him for his 52 years as a town employee and member of the Beach Patrol. Thousands knew Craig from his years guiding the Beach Patrol and taking it from a small, relatively unskilled group of young men to a large group of highly skilled young men and women. Capt. Butch Arbin, the current head of the...
  • OC Beach Patrol Icon Remembered

    04/07/2009 5:29:24 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 6 replies · 633+ views
    The Dispatch ^ | April 3, 2009 | By Shawn J. Soper, News Editor
    OCEAN CITY Ocean City lost a treasured icon this week when Captain Robert S. Craig, who shepherded the Beach Patrol through decades of change and inspired his young charges for half a century passed away at the age of 90. Captain Craig, as he was known for decades not only by the thousands of lifeguards who worked with him and for him but also by the countless millions of local residents and visitors to the resort area, passed away last Saturday at the Coastal Hospice in Salisbury at the age of 90. A former schoolteacher and coach, Captain Craig...
  • Marine Corps legend Gen. Victor (Brute) Krulak dies at 95

    12/31/2008 1:08:10 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 1,808+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 12/30/08 | Blanca Gonzalez
    He entered the U.S. Naval Academy as an undersized teenager, but Victor H. Brute Krulak rose to command all Marine Corps forces in the Pacific, helped develop a boat crucial to amphibious landings during World War II and spoke his mind in disagreeing with a president over Vietnam War strategy. Lt. Gen. Krulak, a decorated veteran of three wars, died of natural causes late Monday night at the Wesley Palms Retirement Community in San Diego. He was 95. Standing barely 5 feet 5 inches tall, he was jokingly nicknamed Brute by his academy classmates. The moniker stuck, reinforced by his...
  • JACKO [Michael Jackson] IS AT DEATH'S DOOR: PAL

    12/22/2008 8:16:14 AM PST · by Zakeet · 52 replies · 3,662+ views
    New York Post ^ | December 23, 3008 | David K. Li
    Michael Jackson is dying from a rare lung condition and needs a lifesaving transplant, according to his biographer. The 50-year-old star has Alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency, a genetic disorder that can severely damage the lungs and liver, according to writer Ian Halperin. "A close friend of Jackson told [me] the singer is scared he won't live longer than six months," Halperin wrote on his Web site.
  • George Putnam, R.I.P (Greatest Generation Journalist Passed Away Alert)

    09/13/2008 6:03:54 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 21 replies · 471+ views
    Michelle ^ | 9/14/2008 | Michelle Malkin
    Just heard sad news. Los Angeles TV newsman and talk radio legend George Putnam has died. He was 94. George showed me great kindness, championing my book Invasion and inviting me on his show frequently to talk about immigration enforcement and national security when few outside the border states cared. He penned a weekly online column right up until the last few months of his life. He had a rich, full, colorful career. He was a gentleman and a patriot. And I was glad and grateful to know him. Once, during a live radio interview, my then-two-year-old daughter woke up...
  • Legend Of The Crystal Skulls

    04/15/2008 7:22:32 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 629+ views
    Archaeology Magazine ^ | May/June 2008 | Jane MacLaren Walsh
    Legend of the Crystal Skulls Volume 61 Number 3, May/June 2008 by Jane MacLaren Walsh Along with superstars like Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, and Shia LaBeouf, the newest Indiana Jones movie promises to showcase one of the most enigmatic classes of artifacts known to archaeologists, crystal skulls that first surfaced in the 19th century and that specialists attributed to various "ancient Mesoamerican" cultures. In this article, Smithsonian anthropologist Jane MacLaren Walsh shares her own adventures analyzing the artifacts that inspired Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (in theaters May 22), and details her efforts tracking down a...
  • Legendary broadcaster Myron Cope dies at 79

    02/27/2008 9:48:06 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 5 replies · 114+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 27 February 2008 | Gene Collier
    Myron Cope, colorful sports broadcaster and reporter whose Terrible Towel remains the banner of the Steelers nation, has died. In declining health since even before his 2005 retirement after a record 35 years of Steelers broadcasts, Mr. Cope died this morning of respiratory failure at the Covenant at South Hills nursing home in Mt. Lebanon. He was 79. One of the last of the great sports characters, Mr. Cope's life and career were nothing less than book-worthy, even if he had to write it himself. Twice. "Double Yoi" it was called both times, the second an updated version of the...
  • Will Smith 'LEGEND' Tops Box With Est. $70M Weekend...

    12/15/2007 9:45:26 AM PST · by IDontLikeToPayTaxes · 75 replies · 416+ views
    Deadline Hollywood Daily ^ | Dec 15, 2007 | Nikki Finke
    SATURDAY AM: Some amazing numbers were posted Friday for this weekend's movie releases. Warner Bros' I Am Legend opens closer to $80 million than the studio's hoped-for $50 million from Friday through Sunday after making a whopping $29.6 million Friday in 3,606 theaters.... *snip* And the bottom fell out of costly domestic flop The Golden Compass from New Line, which forked out $200+ million to make it, in its second weekend in release. I know, I know, the pic is doing OK overseas. But the fantasy pic is so lost domestically it earned only an anemic $2.6 million Friday from...
  • Legendary motorcycle stuntman Evel Knievel died Friday, according to

    11/30/2007 1:14:55 PM PST · by Tulsa Ramjet · 175 replies · 1,018+ views ^ | NOV 30 2007 | CNN
  • 'Water monsters' reappear in Kanasi Lake

    07/10/2007 5:45:57 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 21 replies · 1,408+ views
    Shanghai Daily ^ | 2007-7-9 | Deng Kajia
    "WATER monsters" appeared in Kanasi Lake in northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region again, Xinhua news agency reported. The "monsters" created a large wave in the lake about 8:20am on Thursday, and several witnesses recorded them with digital cameras until they disappeared eight minutes later, the report said. The 15 unidentified objects gathered together for some time, and then scattered to form a line like a fleet of ships, the report said. But they were reportedly much bigger than cruise ships. Kanasi, the country's deepest alpine lake, is at the center of the Kanasi nature reserve, the only Chinese reserve located...
  • A Huge Amazon Monster Is Only a Myth. Or Is It?

    07/08/2007 12:14:36 PM PDT · by BGHater · 33 replies · 1,635+ views
    New York Times ^ | 08 July 2007 | Larry Rohter
    RIO BRANCO, Brazil Perhaps it is nothing more than a legend, as skeptics say. Or maybe it is real, as those who claim to have seen it avow. But the mere mention of the mapinguary, the giant slothlike monster of the Amazon, is enough to send shivers down the spines of almost all who dwell in the worlds largest rain forest. The folklore here is full of tales of encounters with the creature, and nearly every Indian tribe in the Amazon, including those that have had no contact with one another, have a word for the mapinguary (pronounced ma-ping-wahr-EE)....
  • American Music Legend Praises U.S. Servicemembers

    06/26/2007 5:03:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 433+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 26, 2007 Standing in the Pentagon briefing room here, preparing to record a video message to troops deployed abroad, 70-year-old Charlie Daniels jaws, covered in tufts of white whiskers, work away at a wad of gum. As the camera starts rolling, he halts production. Charlie Daniels addresses an audience of military and civilian personnel in the Pentagon after receiving the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service for his support of U.S. troops around the world, as Michael L. Dominguez, principal deputy under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness, looks on,...
  • Fire Destroys Nascar Great's Garage

    06/14/2007 7:13:30 PM PDT · by neal1960 · 2 replies · 514+ views
    WSPA TV ^ | 06/14/2007 | By Melissa Keeney
    With so much time on the track, you would think Cotton Owens has seen it all. "In 1964, I drove my last race," he remembers. But what the Nascar legend witnessed Thursday morning, nearly broke his heart.
  • More Clues in the Legend (or Is It Fact?) of Romulus[Rome]

    06/13/2007 6:21:26 AM PDT · by BGHater · 24 replies · 1,063+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 12 June 2007 | JOHN NOBLE WILFORD
    The story of Romulus and Remus is almost as old as Rome. The orphan twins were suckled by a she-wolf in a cave on the banks of the Tiber. Romulus grew up to found Rome in 753 B. C. Historians have long since dismissed the story as a charming legend. The 19th-century historian Theodor Mommsen said: The founding of the city in the strict sense, such as the legend assumes, is of course to be reckoned out of the question: Rome was not built in a day. Yet the legend is as imperishable as Mommsens skeptical verdict, and it has...
  • Cavalry Soldiers Live the Legend in Iraq

    04/30/2007 6:16:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 631+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Pfc. Bradley J. Clark
    MOSUL, Iraq, April 30, 2007 Soldiers from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, are on the frontlines every day here in Mosul, Iraq, and have a mixture of emotions on the varied experiences in the second largest city in the country. "The thing that makes me feel safe is when I hear the air support overhead. I know when we get pinned down, I can look up and hear those rockets and know the insurgents are going to pay for their damages." U.S. Army Sgt. Jesse Aguilera We are the first ones out after something happens, said Riverside,...
  • Video: the Custer legacy to US military history

    04/29/2007 10:18:18 AM PDT · by drzz · 3 replies · 650+ views
    Video ^ | 04/29/07 | drzz
    Here again, with the right link - the other was not right. The Custer legacy - Custer division in World War II, the 7th cavalry in Ia Drang and Baghdad, Custer's Civil War veterans... It's an American legacy.
  • Fighter legend Neville Duke dies

    04/13/2007 2:52:34 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 32 replies · 1,462+ views
    Fighter legend Neville Duke dies Aviation historians have paid tribute to one of Britain's most decorated World War II fighter pilots who died shortly after his last flight. Sqn Ldr Neville Duke, 85, flew 485 sorties achieving 28 air combat victories, including seven aircraft shot down in seven days. In 1953 he broke the then world air speed record achieving 727.63mph. Sqn Ldr Duke, from Lymington, Hants, was taken ill after flying his aircraft G-Zero with Gwen, his wife of 60 years. He died in hospital in Surrey on Sunday after suffering an aneurysm. A spokesman for Tangmere Military Aviation...
  • The Legend Of The Lamb Plant (Scythian Lamb)

    03/22/2007 8:30:07 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 725+ views
    USDA ^ | 3-23-2007 | Judith J Ho
    Legend of the Lamb-Plant Judith J. Ho Library Technician Special Collections National Agricultural Library, USDA Beltsville, MD Through history, science has crystallized from many divergent paths. From Roger Bacon (1214-94) until well into the present century, discoveries were made and lost and made again.1 The word "biology" was not even coined until 1802. It has been said that if there is a moment at which biology began, it must have been 1615, when William Harvey, then the Court physician of Charles I of England, conceived of the heart as a pump, circulating the blood. The idea that a living body...
  • Facing The Giant - Bruce Lee (Chuck Norris Recalls His Encounter With The Karate Legend Alert)

    01/01/2007 11:22:40 PM PST · by goldstategop · 14 replies · 9,826+ views ^ | 1/01/2006 | Chuck Norris
    Through the years one of the questions I've been asked most has been, ''What was it like to fight Bruce Lee?'' Of course we never actually fought off-screen, because Bruce didn't compete with me in professional tournaments. We did, however, periodically spar. Believe it or not, it was fun! I can say that because Bruce and I were friends, and we deeply respected each other as masters of martial arts. My debt to Bruce LeeIn a way, Bruce gave me my first movie break in 1968, when he was the stunt coordinator for the ''Wrecking Crew,'' starring Dean Martin. My...
  • Chiefs owner Hunt dead at 74

    12/13/2006 10:36:44 PM PST · by MissouriConservative · 49 replies · 1,170+ views
    CBS Sportsline ^ | December 14, 2006 | None Listed
    DALLAS -- Lamar Hunt, the pro sports visionary who owned the Kansas City Chiefs and came up with the term "Super Bowl," died Wednesday night. He was 74. Hunt, a founder of the American Football League and one of the driving forces behind the AFL-NFL merger, died at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas of complications from prostate cancer, Chiefs spokesman Bob Moore said. Hunt battled cancer for several years and was hospitalized the day before Thanksgiving with a partially collapsed lung. Doctors discovered that the cancer had spread, and Hunt had been under heavy sedation since last week. "He was a...
  • An Air Force legend returns (WWIIArmy Air Force legend)

    12/05/2006 5:54:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 1,018+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Maj. David Malakoff
    12/5/2006 - WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- During World War II, a special wartime publication, limited to 5,000 copies, brought some welcome light in the allies' darkest days. But this "rarest of the rare" books appealed to more than just yesterday's Airmen -- it charmed their children. Now, after 63 years, and the hard-fought efforts of one Air Force historian, the book will again be made available to Airmen in time for the holiday season. The gremlins have returned. In commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the U.S. Air Force, the Army Air Force Exchange Service is distributing a limited edition of...
  • A Return to Triangulation (libertarion vs social right)

    10/25/2006 11:10:46 AM PDT · by Blackirish · 1,664 replies · 35,830+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 10/25/06 | David Boaz & David Kirby
    As the Republican base fragments and Christian conservatives consider a fast from politics, the polling data point to a mid-term Republican thumping. Less than two weeks from now, Republicans will begin their post-mortem soul searching. And as the corpses of their House and Senate majorities grow cold, so should Karl Roves 2006 campaign strategy.
  • Pentagon Hot Dog Stand, Cold War Legend, to be Torn Down

    09/20/2006 4:45:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 44 replies · 2,099+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2006 -- The hot dog stand in the Pentagons center courtyard, which has long been a source of Cold War intrigue, will be torn down in the coming months and replaced with a new eating facility. The hot dog stand in the Pentagons center courtyard, which has long been a source of Cold War speculation, folklore and legend, will be torn down in the coming months. During the Cold War, the Soviets reportedly thought the hot dog stand led to a secret underground bunker. Photo by Steven Donald Smith'(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Rumor...
  • Cuban legend may predict Castro's death

    08/06/2006 10:34:44 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 33 replies · 1,411+ views
    upi ^ | Aug. 5 2006
    Fidel Castro's illness has renewed interest in a legend of Cuba's patron saint predicting the death of a terrible ruler in the fourth decade of his reign. Stories about the prediction are making the rounds on the Internet -- with some variations -- the Miami Herald said Saturday. The legend begins in the 1850s and goes something like this: A Spanish priest, San Antonio Mara Claret, had been sent to Cuba to become archbishop of Santiago de Cuba, coincidentally Castro's home province. While riding his horse through Sierra Maestra -- also coincidentally Castro's mountain rebel stronghold in the mid-1950s --...
  • Man (Freeper kanawa) stabs bear to death

    07/22/2006 5:30:03 PM PDT · by kanawa · 1,006 replies · 35,044+ views
    The ^ | Jul 22, 2006 | MELINDA DALTON
    A Waterloo man and his dog made a harrowing escape from the clutches of a vicious black bear Thursday while portaging near Wawa, Ont. Tom Tilley, 55, killed the nearly 200-pound bear by jumping on its back and stabbing the aggressive animal with a six-inch hunting knife after his dog alerted him and distracted the bear. "Love is a very powerful emotion and my thought right away was, 'You're not going to kill my dog,' " Tilley said yesterday. "I really consider my dog a hero. Without that first warning I would have had the bear clamping down on my...
  • Stanley Hiller Jr., 81; Pioneer in Helicopter Design, Rescuer of Troubled Corporations

    05/02/2006 2:14:42 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 10 replies · 686+ views
    la times ^ | 5-1-06 | Valerie J. Nelson
    The surest sign that Stanley Hiller Jr. was just a kid when he designed the first helicopter to fly successfully in the Western United States was the field on which he chose to test it in 1944: the football stadium of UC Berkeley. A novice helicopter pilot, he learned to fly the bright-yellow contraption dubbed the Hiller-copter while it was anchored to several cars. He wore what might pass for safety gear among 19-year-olds: a T-shirt and slacks.
  • Legendary broadcaster Keith Jackson to retire

    04/27/2006 8:18:20 AM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 66 replies · 1,038+ views ^ | 27 April 2006 | AP
    NEW YORK -- Keith Jackson thinks this is the right time for him to retire. Jackson, widely regarded as the voice of college football, has decided to stop broadcasting games. "I'm finished with play-by-play forever," he told The New York Times. Jackson spent some 40 years calling the action in a folksy, down-to-earth manner that made him one of the most popular play-by-play personalities in the business. "Keith Jackson is a man of great character and a legendary broadcaster," ESPN and ABC Sports president George Bodenheimer said. "For decades, his unmistakable style defined college football for millions of fans. While...