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  • Former D.C. Mayor and now Councilman Marion Barry treated at hospital after car crash

    08/03/2014 8:03:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    ABC 7 News ^ | August 3, 2014
    Former D.C. Mayor and now Councilman Marion Barry was being treated at Howard University Hospital after being involved in a head-on car crash on Saturday night. ... he was driving the wrong direction along a one-way stretch when he hit another car.
  • Concealed-carry meeting set for Thursday night in Marion(IL)

    09/13/2012 5:08:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 12 September, 2012 | NA
    MARION – A meeting set for Thursday in Marion will update gun owners about new efforts to pass concealed-carry legislation in Illinois, as well as a pending lawsuit aimed at getting rid of anti-gun laws. State Sen. Gary Forby, D-Benton, will be hosting the meeting set for 8 p.m. in the Operators Local 318 office, located at 3310 Water Tower in Marion. Todd Vandermyde, a state lobbyist with the National Rifle Association, is scheduled to speak. The meeting is open to the public. “I am confident that we will be able to pass a concealed-carry bill in the Senate during...
  • Veterans on Parade to honor Gold Star Mothers

    09/10/2010 9:24:41 PM PDT · by streetpreacher
    Daily Republican ^ | Sep 07, 2010 | Staff Report
    Marion, Ill. — Southern Illinois American Gold Star Mothers will be honored once again as the Grand Marshals of this year’s Veterans on Parade. “As long as we have this parade, the Gold Star Mothers will always be honored as our Grand Marshals,” said parade chairman Ed Davis. “How else can we honor these American women and their families, when their sons have paid the ultimate price, by laying down their life in the service of their country.” Davis stated that “many people, not just in Southern Illinois but across this country, still don’t know who the American Gold Star...
  • Al-Qaeda 'sleeper agent' in Marion federal prison

    11/15/2009 2:56:18 AM PST · by Cindy · 18 replies · 1,410+ views ^ | November 13, 2009 | n/a
    Posted: Nov 13, 2009 3:14 PM Updated: Nov 13, 2009 3:15 PM MARION, IL (KFVS) - SNIPPET: "Ali Al-Marri, 43, is serving an eight year sentence for being a so called "sleeper agent." He has admitted to training in Al-Qaeda camps and having contact with the alleged planner of the September 11th attacks."
  • Marion Barry Gets Probation for Tax Dodge

    03/09/2006 10:01:30 AM PST · by wagglebee · 23 replies · 707+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/9/06 | AP
    Former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry was sentenced to three years probation Thursday in connection with charges that he failed to file federal or local tax returns for 2000. Barry pleaded guilty last October under an agreement reached with federal prosecutors which required him to acknowledge his failure to file returns for the years 1999 through 2004. Barry, 70, completed his fourth term as mayor in early 1999. While Barry has said he's unsure how much money he earned during the time period in question, he did not challenge claims by federal prosecutors that his income topped $534,000 during...
  • Washington monument for a "damned old fox"

    02/13/2006 4:10:22 PM PST · by SuzyQ2 · 25 replies · 1,654+ views ^ | February 13, 2006 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    According to an email received by McCabe from the office of U.S. Congressman Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), the Marion monument project has already received the blessings of U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R–S.C.) and Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), as well as Congressmen Henry Brown (R–S.C.), Gresham Barrett (R–S.C.), Bob Inglis (R–S.C.), John Spratt (D–S.C.), James Clyburn (D–S.C.), and Wilson. The next step is the actual bill, which McCabe believes, will be introduced in Congress over the coming weeks.
  • BORN TO BE A SOLDIER: Reflecting on the impact of Southern military culture

    08/29/2005 7:37:15 AM PDT · by Sailor6468 · 8 replies · 998+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | Aug. 29, 2005 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    I was born to be a soldier. Not that I was particularly brave or even destined for a distinguished military career, but I think there is something inherent in most Southern boys that predisposes them to the profession of arms. I simply got a bigger dose of it than most.
  • In the Eye of the Storm: Riding it Out with Dan Rather

    09/17/2004 11:50:35 AM PDT · by khp0129 · 40 replies · 1,728+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | September 17, 2004 | Karen H. Pittman
    In the Eye of the Storm: Riding it Out with Dan Rather by Karen Pittman 17 September 2004 No matter what those celluloid talking heads say, I rather doubt Dan Rather and CBS got “snookered,” as Bill O'Reilly, the biggest blubbering head of all, bloviatingly opined. I rather doubt they got “had,” as those babbling TV brains like to claim. Rather, I am persuaded they were at least in some measure in on the whole wretched hoax. I say it’s rather more likely than not that Dan Rather and CBS were complicit in airing those forged documents whose sole purpose...
  • Mayor: Biblical verse will stay on Marion fire truck[does not mention God]

    05/15/2004 7:16:42 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 6 replies · 181+ views
    May 15, 2004 Marion (AP) - A biblical verse painted on Marion's new fire truck will remain there despite concerns that it promotes religion on a taxpayer-funded vehicle, the city's mayor says. Mayor Wayne Seybold said he chose to allow the verse to remain because the inscription does not say it comes from the Bible and makes no reference to God. The fire truck's side contains part of the 23rd Psalm: "Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil." Seybold said he received numerous calls, e-mails and letters from people who...
  • Rape claim nets woman drug charges

    08/12/2003 10:56:09 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 12 replies · 329+ views
    mansfield news journal ^ | 8.7.03 | Jennifer Kowalewski
    <p>GALION -- A 19-year-old Galion woman was charged with several counts involving drugs after consenting to a vehicle search as police investigated her claim she was raped.</p> <p>A Galion Police Department report said officers stopped the woman at Portland Way South at Grove Avenue for speeding at 1:26 a.m. Tuesday.</p>
  • College girlfriends vouch for Mimi's character: She's no Monica

    05/18/2003 6:09:16 AM PDT · by NCjim · 90 replies · 345+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Sunday, May 18, 2003 | Jules Crittenden, Franci Richardson and Maggie Mulvihill
    Among the elite young socialites of Wheaton College in the early 1960s, Mimi Beardsley was part of the most envied clique - the most attractive, wealthiest, brightest and most charming girls at the toney school south of Boston. That she could sign herself out on weekends with the words that she would be traveling with ``The President of the United States'' only added to her status. No one then imagined the truth, that the demure former White House intern, now known as Marion ``Mimi'' Fahnestock, was having an extended affair with President John F. Kennedy. It was a secret she...
  • Calling all Freepers - Need Pictures of Marion 'Mimi' Beardsley Fahnestock

    05/16/2003 5:53:54 AM PDT · by SlickWillard · 22 replies · 2,120+ views
    Here's what I've found so far: "Schwartz" for the NY Daily News AP via the NY Post Louis Lanzano for the Associated Press Mohammed Awad for Reuters
  • JFK & Mimi: Why it matters

    05/17/2003 1:24:13 AM PDT · by kattracks · 68 replies · 502+ views
    It was the early 1960s, on the cusp of the sexual revolution, when a 19-year-old White House intern named Mimi Beardsley commenced a sexual relationship with President John F. Kennedy. She was not the only woman to have an affair with JFK, nor he the last President to dally with an intern. Yet the unearthing of the long-buried secret does matter. Like it or not, care or not, it's a piece of American history. Some people think it should have remained hidden. Not Mimi. Marion Fahnestock, now 60 and living on the upper East Side, confirmed her identity to the...
  • The church lady? You must be kidding! (JFK Intern)

    05/16/2003 3:37:52 AM PDT · by kattracks · 41 replies · 592+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 5/16/03 | RALPH R. ORTEGA and CORKY SIEMASZKO
    Mimi Fahnestock leaving Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church yesterday... ...and in 1963, during her alleged affair with then President John F. Kennedy (below) Not Mimi! That was the reaction yesterday from the shocked friends of Marion (Mimi) Fahnestock after she admitted to the Daily News that she was "the Mimi" who had a 17-month affair with former President John F. Kennedy. Their image of the poised and demure administrator who took the pictures at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in Manhattan was jolted by the revelations. "She is the least likely person I would ever have suspected to have had...