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  • Veterans Day 2013: Veteran, 107, credits whiskey (& cigars) for long life - Richard Overton

    11/12/2013 3:42:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    LA Times ^ | 11/11/13 | Rene Lynch
    Veterans Day will be bit different for Richard Overton. The man believed to be the nation's oldest living veteran spends most days smoking cigars and enjoying his whiskey. But today? He's spending Veterans Day with President Obama. Overton, 107, enjoys up to 12 cigars a day and likes to enjoy his morning coffee with a little whiskey, a beverage he credits in part with his long, healthy life. The Austin, Texas, resident still drives, walks without a cane and regularly attends church. He said he was taken aback when he got the invitation to the White House.
  • Archaeologists Have Uncovered A Royal Palace Used By King Henry II

    09/23/2007 1:38:57 PM PDT · by blam · 42 replies · 212+ views
    Newbury Today ^ | 9-23-2007
    Archaeologists have uncovered a royal palace used by King Henry II AN ANCIENT royal palace near Kingsclere unearthed during recent excavations will be open to the public over the weekend (September 22-23). The Royal Palace of Fremantle has lain hidden under the Hampshire Downs at Tidgrove Warren Farm, in the parish of Hannington, for nearly 900 years. Over the last three years the site has been excavated by staff and students from the University of Southampton in association with the Kingsclere Heritage Association local volunteers. Explorations have revealed a medieval enclosed settlement surrounded by a massive ditch - larger than...
  • Overton students says teacher threw pencil at him (Inmates Running the Asylum)

    02/01/2012 8:06:14 PM PST · by mnehring · 23 replies
    An Overton ninth-grade math teacher has been placed on paid administrative leave after a freshman student said the teacher threw a mechanical pencil at him. Overton Police Department Cpt. Clayton Taylor said a 15-year-old and his parents went to the police station Wednesday to file assault charges against the teacher. Taylor said the student, who has Tourette syndrome, told police that the teacher threw a mechanical pencil at him Monday afternoon. Clayton said the pencil left a cut on his lip. Overton ISD Superintendent Alan Umholtz said the ninth-grade teacher, whose name will not be released, was placed on paid...
  • Glenn Beck’s Overton Window is Today’s Chilling Story

    04/05/2011 3:37:33 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 7 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 03/05/2011 | Gina Miller
    The “elites” of the world view me as a “useless eater.” I understand this and the evil thinking behind it. I’m just a no-name blogger who is not only of no use to the elites, but in my writings, I am a small voice of opposition to their goals of a one world order, because I write about the virtues of true liberty with personal responsibility, the fragile preciousness of American sovereignty and the overarching truth of God’s Word. That makes me an enemy of the state of the elites. These thoughts are always in my mind, but recently they...
  • Opinion: What's the 'Overton Window' and Why Should You Care?

    06/17/2010 5:55:19 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies · 1,133+ views
    AOL News ^ | June 16, 2010 | Glenn Beck
    (June 15) -- If you aren't the least bit concerned about the health of America's freedoms, you are either a) in a multiyear-long drug induced coma, B) Sean Penn, or C) dead. And you've definitely never heard of Overton's Window. The Overton Window is a political theory developed by the late Joseph Overton, a brilliant public policy strategist and ardent free-marketer. Overton observed that "when public policies in a given area (education, health care) are arranged from freest to least free, only a relatively narrow window of options will be considered politically acceptable." The theory says the window will gradually...
  • Man charged with reckless driving in parade crash

    12/02/2008 1:17:59 PM PST · by SmithL · 11 replies · 478+ views
    Overton, Texas (AP) -- An 82-year-old man has been charged with reckless driving after being accused of barreling his pickup truck into a Cub Scout troop at a Christmas parade in Texas. Overton officials say Charles George was arraigned Tuesday and has relinquished his license as a condition of his bond. George is accused of going around a barricade near downtown Overton on Monday evening and ramming into the lined-up Scouts.
  • Executive with think tank killed in ultralight crash (Overton - Mackinac Center)

    07/01/2003 8:24:54 AM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 3 replies · 123+ views
    AP/Mlive ^ | 7-1-03
    Executive with think tank killed in ultralight crash The Associated Press 7/1/2003, 9:56 a.m. ET CARO, Mich. (AP) — An official with a think tank was killed when his ultralight aircraft crashed and burned near an airport, state police said Tuesday. Joseph P. Overton, senior vice president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, was dead at the scene of the 9:30 p.m. Monday crash, state police dispatcher Susan Schrader said. The 43-year-old Midland resident was piloting the single-seat aircraft under a flight instructor's supervision. He had just taken off from the Caro airport when, according to witnesses, the craft...