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  • R.I. Couple Finds Rare Pear in Clam

    12/23/2005 11:04:34 AM PST · by Rio · 41 replies · 1,096+ views
    Yahoo! News / AP ^ | 12/23/2005 | Not stated
    R.I. Couple Finds Rare Pear in Clam Fri Dec 23, 9:06 AM ET A clam that a Portsmouth couple thought was rotten turned out to hold a rare gem: a purple pearl that could be worth lots of money. It happened earlier this month when Barbara Krensavage brought home about four dozen quahogs from a Newport seafood restaurant. Her husband, Thaddeus or "Ted," was shucking them when he came across one he thought was diseased. Upon closer inspection, the couple found the pearl. "We're finding out there's only a handful on earth," Barbara Krensavage said. "We were excited, biting it...
  • Robots caring for the elderly

    12/15/2005 10:42:15 AM PST · by JZelle · 18 replies · 587+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 12-15-05 | Ann Geracimos
    Pearl the personal-assistant robot walks, talks and even blinks her eyes. She has ears, eyebrows and even lips of a kind on her mobile "face." To an infirm person living alone, this high-tech metal device that can dispense advice and even guide movements around the house is a substitute for an increasingly rare -- and expensive -- flesh-and-bones home health care worker. By providing visual and auditory reminders on when to take medicine or even go to the bathroom, Pearl can help a fragile senior maintain his or her independence outside an assisted living facility. The robot has a laser...
  • Families, survivors pay tribute to Pearl Harbor

    12/09/2005 2:29:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 487+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 7, 2005 | Lance Cpl. R. Drew Hendricks
    U.S. MARINE CORPS FORCES, PACIFIC, CAMP H. M. SMITH, Hawaii (Dec. 7, 2005) -- Shots fired by Marines from the 3rd Marine Regiment firing detail echoed through the waters of Pearl Harbor in remembrance of a day that echoes throughout history at the 64th Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration Dec. 7. Along with the firing detail, wreath laying ceremonies and an F-15 missing man formation flew over the heads of the attendees. Each was a fitting mark of respect for the 2,390 Americans who lost their lives during the assault on Pearl Harbor. “I remember seeing them come up over the...
  • Some who were there recall Pearl Harbor

    12/08/2005 4:33:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 410+ views
    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — About 2,000 sailors, veterans, community leaders and guests bowed their heads Wednesday in remembrance of the attack on Pearl Harbor that hurled the U.S. into World War II 64 years ago. Four F-15s flown by the Hawaii Air National Guard roared above the bay, including one jet that veered off from the group to symbolize the 2,390 people killed.
  • USS Pearl Harbor Commemorates Pearl Harbor Attack

    12/08/2005 3:51:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 682+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Dec 8, 2005 | Cryptologic Technician 3rd Class (SW) Karen Moore
    ABOARD USS PEARL HARBOR, Persian Gulf (NNS) -- In remembrance of the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) observed a day of reflection to pay tribute and respect to the sacrifice of the Sailors and Soldiers killed in the historic attack. Pearl Harbor Sailors started the day with a training scenario to simulate the events that Sailors aboard USS Arizona (BB 39), USS Utah (BB 31), and USS Nevada (BB 36) faced 64 years ago. Following the training scenario, Pearl Harbor Sailors held a ceremony to commemorate the watershed moment in American history....
  • Hickam quiet on this Dec. 7

    12/07/2005 4:42:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 25 replies · 692+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Dec 7, 2005 | Tech. Sgt. Shane Cuomo
    12/7/2005 - HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii (AFPN) -- The Pacific Air Forces headquarters building -- and this base -- is quiet today, the 64th anniversary of the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. But on Dec. 7, 1941, it was a major target during the infamous sneak attack on Pearl Harbor and Hickam Field that drew the United States into World War II. The base held a ceremony that started at 7:55 a.m. -- the precise time the Japanese attack began -- to commemorate the more than 2,400 people who died that day. The ceremony was held at the...
  • Where we were when Pearl Harbor was attacked

    12/02/2005 5:57:53 AM PST · by Moonraker · 78 replies · 4,346+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | December 2, 2005 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    On December 7, future U.S. President George H.W. Bush was a 17-year-old student and captain of the baseball team at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. "I remember it well," he says. "We had just left church and started to walk across campus when someone shouted out, 'Pearl Harbor's been bombed.'" On his 18th birthday, the following June, Bush signed up to become a Naval aviator. He completed flight school and earned his commission a few days before his 19th birthday making him the youngest aviator in the Navy at that time.
  • USS Pearl Harbor, Seabees Bringing Relief Equipment to Pakistan

    10/14/2005 6:05:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 406+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Oct 14, 2005 | Journalist 2nd Class Cassandra Thompson
    MANAMA, Bahrain (NNS) -- USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) made a brief port stop in Bahrain Oct. 14, where Sailors loaded 13 pieces of heavy equipment bound for Pakistan. The machinery will be used to assist the victims of the worst earthquake in that country’s history. Pearl Harbor, a dock landing ship, usually transports Marines and their combat equipment to areas worldwide. The crew of approximately 425 is on a regularly-scheduled deployment to the North Persian Gulf as part of maritime security operations (MSO), and it received orders to change course in order to load dump trucks, front-end loaders, backhoes,...
  • Waiting for Another Hiroshima

    08/18/2005 5:38:03 PM PDT · by forty_years · 10 replies · 948+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | August 18, 2005 | Andrew Jaffee
    August 6th marked the 60th anniversary of America’s use of an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. While some still argue that President Truman’s decision to use the A-bomb was “controversial,” they are afflicted with the scourge of our time, the loss of a sense of moral proportion and certainty. Unfortunately, those with relativistic morals will lead us to see the day when nuclear weapons are used again – this time to end once and for all the barbaric savagery of Islamism. Green Left Weekly (GLW) calls the U.S. putting a swift end to WWII – using atomic...
  • Daniel Pearl & the London Blasts

    07/15/2005 12:22:57 PM PDT · by Srirangan · 4 replies · 1,368+ views
    As I watched on the TV an announcement by the BBC that the British Police have identified Jamaican-born Lindsey Germaine, who lived in Buckinghamshire, as one of the bombers responsible for the terrorist strikes in London on July 7,2005, I could not help thinking of Daniel Pearl, the American journalist working for the "Wall Street Journal", who was kidnapped and brutally killed by a group of jihadi terrorists belonging to the Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (HUM---previously known as the Harkat-ul-Ansar HUA ) and the Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HUJI) in January-February, 2002. Pearl 's kidnapping and murder was orchestrated by Omar Sheikh, a British citizen of...
  • Suspect in Daniel Pearl killing arrested

    03/02/2005 10:21:57 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 697+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/2/05 | Zarar Khan - AP
    KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) - Pakistani police on Wednesday arrested a man wanted in the murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl and already sentenced to death in absentia for a hotel bombing that killed 11 French engineers. The suspect, Mohammed Sohail, was among six people who fired on police from a motorcycle, sparking a shootout, said Fayyaz Khan, a Karachi police investigator. He said the shooting began when a patrol asked the men to stop at a routine checkpoint in the city, the site of frequent attacks by Islamic militants. The five other suspects fled, but Sohail fell off...
  • Giant Pearl Tied to Family Squabbles

    01/30/2005 2:31:56 PM PST · by wagglebee · 82 replies · 2,213+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 1/29/05 | JON SARCHE/AP
    Legend has it the so-called Pearl of Allah was created as a symbol of peace 2,500 years ago in ancient China. To Victor Barbish, the 14-pound gem has been nothing but a big headache. The football-sized grayish lump has been tied to enough greed, drama and intrigue to rival any Agatha Christie mystery, including two contract killings and a court fight that ended with one of the largest jury awards of its type in Colorado history. "It draws the wrong type of people," said Barbish, the pearl's majority owner who lives in Colorado Springs. "It's only a pearl. It has...
  • Bin Laden bedazzled Saddam with jewel - $60 million Pearl of Allah 'evidence of al-Qaida link'

    10/28/2004 10:27:53 PM PDT · by HereComesTheGOP · 115 replies · 9,128+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | October 29, 2004 1 a.m. EST | Aaron Klein
    Osama bin Laden tried to purchase the world's largest pearl, the Pearl of Allah, as a gift to Saddam Hussein "to unite the Arab cultures," and Hussein was prepared to accept, according to the pearl's owner. Victor Barbish, who owns sixty-six percent of the pearl on behalf of his daughter, told WorldNetDaily he received an offer in 1999 from individuals who said they were "from bin Laden's group" to purchase the pearl for $60 million to give to Hussein as an overture of unity between al-Qaida and the Iraqi government.
  • December 7th, 1941 -Pearl Harbor Remembrance!

    12/07/2004 6:10:50 AM PST · by M. Espinola · 122 replies · 36,537+ views
    Many | December 7th, 1941 | Mixed-Self & Others
    December 7th, 1941 -Pearl Harbor Remembrance! ============================================================ Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto planned the Pearl Harbor attack. Two things inspired Yamamoto's Pearl Harbor idea: a prophetic book and a historic attack. The book was The Great Pacific War, written in 1925 by Hector Bywater, a British naval authority. It was a realistic account of a clash between the United States and Japan that begins with the Japanese destruction of the U.S. fleet and proceeds to a Japanese attack on Guam and the Philippines. When Britain's Royal Air Force successfully attacked the Italian fleet at Taranto on November 11th, 1940, Yamamoto was...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Touring the 'Mighty Mo' (Pearl Harbor Day coming up)

    11/28/2004 6:25:07 AM PST · by SandRat · 27 replies · 3,183+ views
    Arizona Daily Star/AP ^ | 11/28/04 | Katherine Nichols
    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - Each day, thousands of people visit the USS Arizona Memorial to pay tribute to the victims of Pearl Harbor. The Japanese sneak attack on Dec. 7, 1941, killed some 2,400 Americans, shattered the U.S. Pacific Fleet and propelled the United States into World War II. A gleaming white memorial straddles the sunken battleship where many of the 1,177 sailors killed that day still are entombed. For many visitors, paying their respects at the Arizona Memorial is a prelude to touring the Battleship Missouri Memorial. The USS Missouri served in World War II, the Korean War and...
  • Spanish terror cell sent cash to Pearl's killers

    11/15/2004 12:47:20 PM PST · by knighthawk · 6 replies · 351+ views
    The Australian ^ | November 15 2004
    AN Islamic extremist cell uncovered in Barcelona provided finance for an alleged al-Qa'ida kingpin in Pakistan indicted in the murder of US journalist Daniel Pearl, it was claimed yesterday. The Pakistani cell, which Spanish police smashed in September, had this year sent money orders of €3000 ($5050) each to Amjad Farooqi, who was killed in an encounter in Pakistan with security forces that month, according to the Spanish newspaper El Pais. "The payments were perfectly credited," it quoted Spanish police sources as saying. "They occurred between January and September, and they were numerous." El Pais said the Barcelona group had...
  • Russell Reetz, part of crew that first fired at Pearl Harbor-Former Navy man dies at 88

    11/08/2004 6:54:18 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 1 replies · 326+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 11-08-04 | nancy yang
    Russell Reetz, one of 82 St. Paul Navy reservists aboard Pearl Harbor's USS Ward, which was credited with firing the first American shots of World War II, died Nov. 4 from complications related to lymphoma and heart and lung problems. The Maplewood resident was 88
  • Daniel Pearl Music Day

    09/30/2004 4:59:02 AM PDT · by sierrahome · 6 replies · 276+ views
    http://www.danielpearl.org/ ^ | Daniel Pearl Foundation
    The Daniel Pearl Foundation was formed in memory of journalist Daniel Pearl to further the ideals that inspired Daniel's life and work. The foundation's mission is to promote cross-cultural understanding through journalism, music, and innovative communications.
  • Farooqi's death raises doubts in Pearl case

    09/29/2004 9:15:01 PM PDT · by Saberwielder · 2 replies · 362+ views
    United Press International ^ | 9/29/2004 | Anqar Iqbal
    Suspect's death raises doubts in Pearl caseBy Anwar Iqbal UPI South Asian Affairs Analyst Published 9/29/2004 6:27 PM WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- The death of a terror suspect in Pakistan this weekend has raised fresh questions about the beheading of an American journalist almost three years ago. New information about the suspect, Amjad Farooqi, indicates that he, and not the man convicted for the murder of Daniel Pearl, plotted the journalist's abduction and the subsequent decapitation. Pearl, a Wall Street Journal reporter, was abducted in Karachi, Pakistan, on Jan. 23, 2002. A video released by his abductors showed masked...