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  • First piece of Air Force memorial placed

    02/13/2006 4:11:21 PM PST · by SandRat · 19 replies · 466+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Feb 13, 2006 | Staff Sgt. Julie Weckerlein
    2/13/2006 - ARLINGTON, Va. (AFPN) -- Construction crews raised the first piece of the Air Force Memorial here on top of a hill overlooking Arlington National Cemetery. The 40-foot long piece of stainless steel, which weighs more than 20,000 tons, is the first of 15 pieces to be placed. When completed, the memorial will be 270 feet tall. “The design is a take-off on the Air Force (jet aircraft) doing the bomb burst maneuver … also, that graceful arc of a missile launch and there are three spires," said retired Maj. Gen. Ed Grillo, Air Force Memorial Foundation president. The...
  • Factual innocence doesn't exonerate all of the time

    08/12/2005 10:24:54 AM PDT · by truthinjustice · 2 replies · 758+ views
    Personal research | 8/12/05 | Philip A. Williams
    Although a small number of wrongfully convicted individuals have been exonerated by post-conviction DNA testing recently and released from prison. For example, Thomas Doswell of Pennsylvania who spent 19 years behind bars and Luis Diaz of Florida who spent 26 years behind bars for crimes they did not commit. Now Peter Rose, who served 10 years in a California state prison, fortunately and rightfully so, after a finding of "factual innocence," which clears the way for him to collect compensation from the state, as much as $100 a day for the time spent in prison, which adds up to more...
  • CA: LAUSD placed on financial watch list (along with 8 other county districts)

    07/08/2005 8:08:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 421+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 7/8/05 | Naush Boghossian
    Los Angeles Unified and eight other Los Angeles County school districts were placed Thursday on the state's financial watch list after overspending their budgets in 2003-04. LAUSD -- the nation's second-largest district -- made its first appearance on the list predicting "impending financial problems" after it overspent its $5 billion budget by $253 million. The Annual Financial Report of California K-12 Schools, released by State Controller Steve Westly, points to a dire future for public school finances and warns that nearly 80 districts may not be able to pay their bills in two years. The Los Angeles School District said...