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  • Texas Dad Invents a Simple Way to Fill 100 Water Balloons - In Less Than A MINUTE (Video)

    07/26/2014 8:16:14 AM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 40 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-26-2014 | Gina Cassini
     by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsWhere was this for my son's pool party last weekend?We must have spent 3 hours making water balloons for the kids, and my fingers were sore afterwards.Very soon, I'll be able to do it in mere minutes. My fellow Texan and inventor Josh Malone, along with his kids, developed a much faster way to replace the time-consuming process of filling water balloons.Malone's device, which can fill 100 balloons in a minute, attaches to the hose directly for one-time use. He calls it "Bunch O Balloons" and launched a Kickstarter campaign for the manufacture-ready project. It's called the"Bunch...
  • Obama Dead Pool, Israel Edition: Predictions on when Israel resumes bombing Gaza

    11/21/2012 3:39:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Nachum ^ | 11/21/12 | Nachum
    The Israelis agree to the truce and the Arabs in Gaza continue to fire rockets. How long will it take for Israel to return fire? What's your prediction? Taking odds on the Israeli edition of the "Obama Dead Pool"
  • Great idea! Man attempts cannonball into frozen swimming pool [VIDEO]

    10/17/2012 2:04:08 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 35 replies
    daily caller ^ | 10/17/2012 | Taylor Bigler
    Doing a cannonball into a pool is one of the most joyous sensations ever. Unless, of course, the swimming pool is frozen.
  • Agency works to rid Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool of algae

    09/27/2012 2:05:03 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 25, 2012 | Stefanie Dazio
    Less than a month after reopening, the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool is full of algae, a sea of green overshadowing the nearly two-year, $34 million renovation of the famous site. [snip] “This is a direct consequence of the fact that this is a green project,” Johnson said. “The conditions are pretty good for algae, once it gets in there.”
  • Obama "Dead Pool"

    09/05/2012 3:42:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 80 replies
    Nachumlist ^ | 9/5/12 | Nachum
    > Obama's 'Dead Pool'Deaths connected to the Obama White HouseDonald A. Perry: Chick-fil-A’s public relations director dead of heart attack : Is Rahm Emanuel bullying Chick-fil-A over gay marriage? : Emanuel goes after Chick-fil-A for boss’ anti-gay views ;  Rahm: Chick-fil-A Values Are Not Chicago Values ; Rahm backs down: We never said we’d block Chick-fil-A from Chicago, says spokesmanVictoria Windsor:  Blogger, researcher into ancestry:  .. .reported that.she had "found evidence that the records of Madelyn Payne Dunham and Stanley Armour Dunham had been “tampered with."  Cause of death not yet revealed.  Said to have died from a "sudden illness".Eva...
  • Mass. driver rescued after crashing car into pool

    09/05/2012 10:49:13 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 11 replies
    NECN.COM ^ | September 4, 2012
    They say as of Tuesday evening, he is still in the hospital but that he's expected to be okay. There's no question he is lucky. He backed over a fence, and his car was completely submerged in his neighbor's pool. What's supposed to be in a backyard pool? A kick board, maybe, but certainly not fence posts. And definitely not a Chevy Impala. "I heard a big bang and I decided to come out on my steps and look in my yard and there's a hole in my fence and a car in my pool," said Tom Cheffro, of Malden,...
  • Bystanders come to rescue after man tosses toddler into pool

    07/10/2012 7:08:07 AM PDT · by kevcol · 9 replies
    The Record (NJ) ^ | July 9, 2012 | Denisa Superville and Marlene Naanes
    Quick action by horrified guests at a Park Ridge hotel saved a 20-month-old boy who had been thrown into a pool by a man police said was high on drugs. “These good Samaritans are heroes,” Capt. Joseph Rampolla of the Park Ridge Police Department said Monday. “They would be planning a toddler’s funeral if they did not step up.” The boy, who was unconscious and turning blue when he was pulled from the water, was recovering Monday at Hackensack University Medical Center, where he is in his mother’s custody, police said. “The child is doing well,” Rampolla said. Debbi Katcher,...
  • Toxic Public Pool Sends Kids to Hospital. Parents Want Answers

    06/23/2012 3:03:09 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 14 replies
    Shine from Yahoo ^ | 06/22/2012 | Piper Weiss
    In Thursday's 90 degree heat-wave, Indianapolis' Garfield Park Pool seemed like the best place for locals to cool down. Then, in a moment, it became the worst. "Mayhem," is how the Indianapolis Star's reporters described the scene as hoards of young swimmers began vomiting. Lifeguards rushed to evacuate the pool, as the reported odor of sharp chemicals flooded the area. One mom on the scene described "an explosion of acid" rising from a once serene pool, though it's unclear what officially happened around 2 p.m. yesterday to sicken as many as 80 people, according to the Star's estimate.
  • 'There's a Car in our Pool'

    03/26/2012 11:44:58 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 6+ views
    KPIC ^ | Mar 23, 2012
    A man was taken to the hospital Friday morning after the car he was driving left a road in Vancouver and landed in a residential swimming pool. "I looked out the window and was on the phone with 9-1-1 already and said 'there's a car in our pool,'" said Susan Goodwin, who lives in the house with the pool. Members of Clark County Fire District 6 said the driver, Eric Brown, 23, of Battle Ground, was found by firefighters walking on a road near the scene of the crash. Firefighters said shortly after 4 a.m. they got a call about...
  • 2-Year-Old Boy Found Floating In Pool Dies

    02/21/2012 2:35:33 PM PST · by Altariel · 8 replies
    KERO Bakersfield ^ | February 21, 2012 | Unknown
    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- A 2-year-old boy who was rushed to the hospital after being found floating in a pool has died. Bakersfield police officers were sent to a home at about 3 p.m. Monday in the 2300 block of Sherwood Avenue regarding a baby in the pool not breathing. **** The pool had no gate around it. There were alarms on the doors, but the doors were left open due to the nice weather, DeGeare said. It is unknown how long the baby was in the pool.
  • Joe Paterno's Wife Denied Penn State Pool Access

    11/24/2011 8:44:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 24, 2011
    A person close to former Penn State coach Joe Paterno's family has told The Associated Press his wife was turned away from a campus pool. Sue Paterno is an avid swimmer known for taking early-morning laps in the pool. The person who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation said Wednesday night the rejection left the family saddened. A university spokesman said he was unaware of any such directive. The school had said last week that Paterno still held tenure.
  • Fall River Mayor: Body May Have Been In Pool During Two Visits By Inspectors

    FALL RIVER (CBS) — There’s another strange twist after a woman’s body was found floating in a public pool in Fall River, possibly going unnoticed for days. The mayor of Fall River says “that health inspectors from the City visited the pool on Monday and on Tuesday and inspected the facilities,” which was during the time that body was believed to be in the water. Marie Joseph was at the pool on Sunday and hadn’t been seen since. It wasn’t until Tuesday night, when some kids broke into the Veteran’s Memorial swimming pool and found Joseph’s body floating in the...
  • Rally held for gay men allegedly kicked out of pool

    On Saturday, dozens of people protested the actions of a city employee, who allegedly removed two gay men with disabilities from a facility run by the city of Hazard. In a report released by the city, a lifeguard at the Pavilion alleges the men were repeatedly hugging and kissing. Facility officials say this is inappropriate for both heterosexual and homosexual couples. However, the Kentucky Equality Federation says the men were only sitting on each other's laps, and they were discriminated against. Dozens from across the Commonwealth came to support the two gay men, who were allegedly thrown out of the...
  • Drowning Risk Prompts Biggest Ever Recall Of Backyard Pool Drain Covers

    05/26/2011 4:34:21 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 17 replies
    abcnews.go.cm ^ | 26May 2011 | Brian Hartman
    In its largest ever pool drain cover recall, the government's lead consumer watchdog has recalled almost 1 million pool and hot tub drain covers because of a drowning risk. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said that pool owners should stop using dozens of different models made by eight different companies "immediately" because improper safety ratings mean the products "could pose a possible entrapment hazard to swimmers and bathers." The recall comes nine months after ABC News revealed that millions of backyard pool drain covers may have been improperly tested for safety and might pose entrapment risks. "I want to make...
  • Okay, but who won the OBL kill-or-capture-date pool?

    05/02/2011 7:20:05 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies
    I'm dying to know, which Freeper had the best crystal ball?
  • Obama Administration Warns, ‘129 Million Americans With a Pre-Existing Condition Could Be...

    01/18/2011 11:31:51 AM PST · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 18, 2011 | Susan Jones
    Complete title: Obama Administration Warns, ‘129 Million Americans With a Pre-Existing Condition Could Be Denied Coverage Without New Health Reform Law’ Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks to reporters at HHS headquarters in Washington on July 1, 2010. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr) (CNSNews.com) – With a health care repeal vote scheduled for Wednesday in the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives, the Obama administration is warning Americans of dire consequences if the Democrats’ law is repealed, defunded or gutted. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius framed the Democrats’ argument in a news release on Monday.Sebelius pointed to a new analysis...
  • This Pool Can Create Waves In Any Shape You Want [VIDEO]

    10/15/2010 1:53:20 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 16 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 15 October, 2010 | Gizmodo
    This water pool can create waves in any shape you can imagine. Not just rough sketches, but perfectly clear shapes like hearts, stars with hard angular points, and even a musical note. It uses computer-controlled actuators that move the water in perfect synchronization. The computer software uses fluid dynamics algorithms to calculate the necessary motions. The whole thing looks like a computer rendering, but it's real.
  • Chemical leak sickens dozens at Las Vegas pool (Dingy Harry removes his hair net?)

    08/27/2010 10:17:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/27/10
    Chemical leak sickens dozens at Las Vegas poolBy the CNN Wire Staff August 27, 2010 7:01 p.m. EDT (CNN) -- A chemical leak in the pool area of the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, sickened as many as 100 people Friday, sending 12 of them to local hospitals, according to a spokeswoman for Clark County. It was not immediately clear what kind of chemical was responsible for the fumes, which caused some of the hotel's guests to have difficulty breathing, said Clark County spokeswoman Stacey Welling. About 200 people were evacuated from the area, Welling said. Video of...
  • Two men accused of befouling Renaissance Vinoy pool

    08/20/2010 12:11:31 AM PDT · by tlb · 18 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | August 20, 2010 | Andy Boyle
    ST. PETERSBURG — Police say it was shortly after midnight Thursday when the two men climbed over a security fence at the Renaissance Vinoy Hotel. Nearby was the pool. But Michael Cline, 19, and Andrew Harris, 18, weren't there to swim, police say. In fact, their actions forced the hotel to clean and bleach the pool. The two were watched by Vinoy security guards as they befouled the swimming pool with human feces. Guards called police, who found the men in the hot tub. Harris told police he wasn't a guest at the Vinoy and wasn't visiting anyone, but he...
  • What’s in your pool?

    06/09/2010 11:42:26 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 25 replies · 53+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | June 9th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    Would you swim with frogs?
  • DETAILS: FARRAKHAN. PRESS 'STAND OFF' IN OBAMA'S NEIGHBORHOOD (DRUDGE REPORT)

    05/31/2010 6:02:39 AM PDT · by library user · 26 replies · 1,613+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | May 31, 2010 | Matt Drudge
    DETAILS: FARRAKHAN. PRESS 'STAND OFF' IN OBAMA'S NEIGHBORHOOD Sent: Sat May 29 21:08:47 2010 Subject: White House Pool Report At 7:20 local time the pool was holding at Woodlawn and 49th, next to a large sandstone mansion that the Chicago reporters say is the home of one Louis Farrakhan. Our Secret Service agent allowed us off the bus (Air!) and as a dozen of us congregated on the sidewalk, inevitably some shoes touched grass. Immediately a polite man in jeans and Tshirt emerged to ask us to stay off the grass. Though this grass was the curbside city property,...
  • Hilarious Video of Dog Going Down Slide Into A Pool

    05/06/2010 3:51:26 AM PDT · by Freepmanchew · 10 replies · 1,426+ views
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 5/6/10 | Chuck Wolk
    This video was emailed to me recently by a friend, who told me that the owners of this adorable dog thought that the neighborhood children were sneaking into their pool when they were gone. So they decided to set up a hidden camera to catch the little pranksters. Only problem is that the prankster turned out to be their dog. The great thing about this video is the way the dog is actually enjoying his frolic down the slide and into the pool so much that he is actually running back up and down the slide time and time...
  • What Size Pool Pump To Buy?

    04/07/2010 1:53:22 PM PDT · by ExpatCanuck · 38 replies · 1,112+ views
    Vanity
    I have a 7 year old 40K gallon inground concrete pool and the 2HP pump needs to be replaced. We typically run it 8-10 hours a day and have a DE filter and a spa. I've had someone tell me that if I buy a smaller pump (1HP for example), I can leave it running 24 hours a day and still spend the same in electricity. The advantage being that the water is constantly being moved and filtered and stays cleaner, albeit at a slower rate. Just wanted to get thoughts on this from others here.
  • Police: Madoff associate Jeffry Picower dies at 67

    10/25/2009 2:28:00 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 43 replies · 2,858+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 25, 2009
    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Jeffry Picower, a Florida philanthropist alleged to have extracted billions from Bernard Madoff's investment scheme, drowned in his pool Sunday, police said. He was 67. The former New York lawyer and accountant had been a friend of Madoff for decades. A statement from Palm Beach police said Picower's wife and a maid found the body at the bottom of the pool Sunday afternoon and rescue workers could not revive him. Picower was transported to Good Samaritan Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at about 1:30 p.m.
  • Giant Pool of Money

    10/19/2009 4:41:41 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 2 replies · 648+ views
    Public Radio International ^ | October 19, 2009
    The Giant Pool of Money What does the housing crisis have to do with the turmoil on Wall Street? Why did banks make half-million dollar loans to people without jobs or income? And why is everyone talking so much about the 1930s? It all comes back to the Giant Pool of Money I have wanted to hear this or read the transcript every since I first heard portions of it on my car radio. I was driving to Pennsylvania on Interstate 81 with a destination of McConnellsburg to join some friends for a week-end of camping and shooting skeet. I...
  • Swim Club Members: "Nothing to Do With Race"

    07/09/2009 9:10:48 PM PDT · by traumer · 56 replies · 2,733+ views
    The waters were still and the gates locked at the Valley Swim Club Thursday. Board members decided to close the private Huntington Valley, Pa. club for the day as it combats accusations of racism for booting 65 mostly minority day campers from its grounds without explanation late last month. Creative Steps Day Camp paid The Valley Swim Club more than $1900 for one day of swimming a week, but after the first day, the money was quickly refunded and the campers were told not to return. Several campers said they heard pool members making racial remarks during their time inside...
  • More Info Comes Out About Swimming Pool "Racism"

    07/09/2009 12:32:32 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 66 replies · 4,899+ views
    Over 60 Black and Latino inner city campers show up to use a pool at a private facility. They have only 90 minutes to use the pool and are very excited. One child claims to have overhead a parent say: "Uh, what are all these black kids doing here?' 'I'm scared they might do something to my child". A parent of one of the kids claimed:"The pool attendants came and told the black children that they did not allow minorities in the club and needed the children to leave immediately." As many predicted, more info has come out in later...
  • Pool Boots Kids Who Might "Change the Complexion"

    07/08/2009 8:40:12 AM PDT · by thefactor · 105 replies · 4,812+ views
    Philadelphia NBC ^ | 7/8/09 | Karan Araiza
    More than 60 campers from Northeast Philadelphia were turned away from a private swim club and left to wonder if their race was the reason.Kids at Creative Steps Day Camp were thrilled to go swimming once a week at the Valley Swim Club. But after only one trip to the private club, they were... "I heard this lady, she was like, 'Uh, what are all these black kids doing here?' She's like, 'I'm scared they might do something to my child,'" said camper Dymire Baylor. The Creative Steps Day Camp paid more than $1900 to The Valley Swim Club. The...
  • Pool Nazis

    05/22/2009 7:11:20 AM PDT · by Mercat · 11 replies · 1,113+ views
    self ^ | self
    Email sent to Overland Park KS pool nazi at oppr@opkansas.org Re: finger scans... You have told us that in addition to the photos, you want finger scans for us to be able to use our tax payer supported pools. Please cite to me immediately the city or state regulation which entitles the city of Overland Park to require this invasion of our privacy to allow us to use this facility. If you cannot do so by this coming Wednesday, I must insist on a full refund of the fees I have paid you
  • World's Largest Swimming Pool - San Alfonso del Mar resort at Algarrobo - Must See

    04/20/2009 8:08:36 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 6 replies · 1,420+ views
    Now That's Nifty ^ | 04 20 09 | Nick
    If you like doing laps in the swimming pool, you might want to stock up on the energy drinks before diving in to this one. It is more than 1,000 yards long, covers 20 acres, had a 115ft deep end and holds 66 million gallons of water. The Guinness Book of Records named the vast pool beside the sea in Chile as the biggest in the world. Acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's largest swimming pool, the lagoon measures 1,013 metres in length and covers an area of eight hectares But if you fancy splashing...
  • Mothers plan breastfeeding protest in Calgary pool

    04/03/2009 2:43:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies · 1,179+ views
    CBC News ^ | April 3, 2009
    A group of mothers plan to breastfeed in a Calgary pool Sunday morning to protest what they are calling harassment from lifeguards. The women say it's their right to breastfeed wherever they want to, but the lifeguards at the southwest Killarney pool have asked them to get out of the water or use the change rooms for nursing. Gemma Kelsall takes her two children to the pool every Thursday morning where they meet up with other families. If her 21-month-old Kaliya gets hungry, they don't leave the pool to breastfeed. But lifeguards have told her she is not allowed to...
  • Swimming in modesty

    01/01/2009 4:52:31 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 81 replies · 3,503+ views
    newsobserver.com ^ | 01/01/09 | Yonat Shimron
    Muslim women head to a Cary pool as another cultural barrier falls Salman Sheikh was organizing a swim class for his two sons last summer when fellow Muslim parents approached him about starting a class for girls. Sheikh told them he would ask the Curran Aquatic Center in Cary whether it could accommodate a group of Muslims who preferred a women-only pool. Yes, of course, the leaders of the aquatic center said, and showed him a 15-yard pool that could be rented for $170 an hour. STAFF PHOTOS BY COREY LOWENSTEIN - Tarannum Khan, 30, of Apex, left, and Israa...
  • Swedish public pool to rent out burkinis

    12/09/2008 8:24:40 AM PST · by ebiskit · 7 replies · 929+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | Published: 8 Dec 08 13:59 CET | David Landes
    Swedish public pool to rent out burkinis Published: 8 Dec 08 13:59 CETOnline: http://www.thelocal.se/16210/20081208/ New feature Double click on a word to get a translationIn a nod to women not wishing to reveal too much, an indoor public swimming pool in Sweden has begun renting out burkinis, full-body swimsuits that cover everything but the face, hands, and feet. Fresh blow for topless Swedish bathers (21 May 08)Muslim mum discrimination case headed to Supreme Court (27 Feb 08)Topless Swedish bathers: 'They're just breasts' (12 Nov 07)For 30 kronor ($3.75), the Stadsparksbadet pool in Borås in western Sweden now offers bathers...
  • Your Pets and Pool Safety...PLEASE READ!

    10/23/2008 9:36:35 PM PDT · by maclogo · 15 replies · 426+ views
    My own personal experience | Larry Ray (maclogo)
    This post is a reminder of those with swimming pools and pets to make sure that you have sufficient safeguards in place to protect your animals from drowning. A couple of weeks ago, our almost 13-year old Lhasa Apso, Woody, who has lived with us at this home for the past 5 years and for 8 years in total, was becoming quite blind in the past year and went through the doggy door in middle of the night, as he does frequently, and accidentally fell into our pool. The motion light apparently was not tripped and he miss-stepped, I'm sure,...
  • Baghdad Al Jadida Residents Receive Refurbished Pool in Time for Summer

    06/16/2008 4:40:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 75+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | 1st Lt. Michael Rutecki, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE RUSTAMIYAH — Citizens of Baghdad al Jadida in eastern Baghdad received a newly renovated swimming pool last week. Opening just in time for the hot months of summer, the Baghdad al Jadida pool is the first of three to be opened in the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light), operating environment. “The attendance of so many members from both the community and security forces marks a big step forward toward the cooperation needed to establish a meaningful peace in this area,” commented Lt. Col. Scott McKean, battalion commander for 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 66th Armor...
  • Good Dog, Bad Pool Owners. LOL, you be the judge...

    05/30/2008 9:58:30 AM PDT · by fings · 5 replies · 102+ views
    Good dog, bad pool owners. Let’s face it, you wouldn’t jump in either! That's one smart doggie...http://boknowsonline.com/2008/05/30/doggie-paddle/
  • Poll Results. Thanks for participating

    05/30/2008 4:22:40 AM PDT · by SouthWall · 4 replies · 52+ views
    http://www.dougwall.com ^ | 5/30/08 | Doug Wall
    These are the results of the latest poll.
  • Fresh blow for topless Swedish bathers

    05/26/2008 1:54:38 PM PDT · by Bushwacker777 · 27 replies · 195+ views
    The Local ^ | May 21, 2008 | David Landes
    "Women will continue to be barred from bathing topless at an indoor pool in the central Swedish town of Enköping following a decision by the town council’s recreation committee on Tuesday. Prior to the decision, committee member Stefan Brandberg cited concerns about the health of young girls in his opposition to the proposed lifting of the ban. “We believe that it can contribute to anorexia—there is a risk for that,” he said to the newspaper Expressen. Monica Hällgren, chair of the Enköping recreation committee, confirmed that one of the central arguments for leaving the ban in place was concern over...
  • Man swims into Governor-General's residence and dives in his pool

    04/06/2008 12:25:03 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies · 193+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 6th April 2008
    A MAN has caused a security scare after jumping from a Manly ferry and breaking into the grounds of the Governor-Generals' official Sydney home. An AAP journalist, who was an eyewitness, said the man jumped off the ferry in Sydney harbour at about 2.50pm (AEST) and swam up to 600 metres towards Admiralty House, dodging four police boats before making it to shore. "He jumped off the ferry and started swimming,'' he said. "The maritime police tried to corner him and lasso him.'' The witness said the man climbed a wall and was in the grounds of Governor-General Michael Jeffrey's...
  • Girl Whose Disembowelment Led To Pool Legislation Dies -Abigail Taylor Dies In Omaha

    03/21/2008 10:24:00 AM PDT · by RDTF · 18 replies · 2,336+ views
    ketv ^ | March 21, 2008 | not specified
    OMAHA, Neb. -- A 6-year-old girl who underwent a rare transplant surgery after her intestines were sucked out in a swimming pool has died in an Omaha hospital. Abigail Taylor's family said she died Thursday evening. Bob Bennett is an attorney for the Taylor family. He said Abigail's parents were with her when she died at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. NMC's Paul Baltes confirmed to KETV NewsWatch 7 that Abigail died at the hospital, where she has been under care since the operation. Baltes was not sure whether an autopsy or exact cause of death would be sought or...
  • Disabled veterans jeered at swimming pool

    11/23/2007 3:28:31 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 61 replies · 429+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 11/23/07 | Thomas Harding, Lucy Cockcroft and Brendan Carlin
    Injured soldiers who lost their limbs fighting for their country have been driven from a swimming pool training session by jeering members of the public. The men, injured during tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, were taking part in a rehabilitation session at a leisure centre, when two women demanded they be removed from the pool. They claimed that the soldiers "hadn't paid" and might scare the children. The incident has sparked widespread condemnation. Adml Lord Boyce, a former head of the Armed Forces, said last night the women should be "named and shamed". advertisement "These people are beneath contempt and...
  • Alligator Found Swimming In YMCA Pool

    09/28/2007 9:07:07 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 16 replies · 121+ views
    local6 ^ | September 28, 2007
    An alligator was found swimming in a Central Florida YMCA on Friday morning. The gator, which was about 4 feet long, was discovered by a swimmer in the pool, which is located on the campus of Brevard Community College on Clearlake Road in Cocoa. It is not known how the alligator got into the facility. A YMCA worker joked that the alligator was targeting her because she was wearing an Auburn Tigers sweatshirt. The Florida Gators play Auburn on Saturday. Officials who removed the alligator said it will be released into the wild.
  • Couple: HIV 2 Year Old Barred from Pool

    07/09/2007 11:09:29 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 246 replies · 5,189+ views
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 07/09/07 | abc
    Toddler Was Denied Shower Access as Well: A couple says their vacation was ruined when an RV park owner told them they weren't welcome after discovering their 2-year-old foster son had the HIV virus. Last week, Dick and Silvia Glover went to the Wales West RV Park in Silver Hill, Ala., with their foster son Caleb. When the boy was banned from using the pool and showers, the Glovers said they were offered an uncomfortable and painful choice: They could either keep Caleb out of the water or leave.
  • Pool Drain Pulls Small Intestine Out Of Young Girl

    07/05/2007 6:49:09 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 37 replies · 8,706+ views
    WCCO ^ | July 4, 2007
    (WCCO) Minneapolis A six-year-old Edina, Minn. girl has been hospitalized after a horrific accident at a swimming pool. Abigail Taylor was severely injured Friday when she sat over an open drain hole in a wading pool at the Minneapolis Golf Club.
  • Pool Knowledge To Find The Origins Of Language

    09/26/2006 4:14:26 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 670+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 9-26-2006 | John Pickrell
    Pool knowledge to find the origins of language 19:00 26 September 2006 NewScientist.com news service John Pickrell Linguists are calling for an online public database, similar to the human genome project, that would allow researchers to collaboratively share different studies of language impairment. By gathering together studies of developmental disorders that cause communication impairments – such as autism or Down’s syndrome – they hope to provide new clues about the origins of language. Such a database might also help treat language disorders or help people learn foreign tongues, they say. Language is one of the defining characters of our species,...
  • Iraqi Army Soldiers Get Behind the Wheel

    08/28/2006 6:47:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 355+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Tracy Ballog
    A U.S. Army soldier guides 6th Iraqi Army Division soldiers through correct preventive maintenance checks and services (PMCS) on a humvee during a driver’s training class. The PMCS training was part of a three-day driver’s training course taught by 16th Engineer Brigade soldiers throughout the month of August. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Tracy Ballog Iraqi Army Soldiers Get Behind the Wheel Iraqi Army soldiers attended classes to gain experience in maintaining andoperating humvees, which will eventually be fielded to Iraqi army units. U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Tracy Ballog CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq, Aug. 28, 2006 --...
  • DoD Works to Save Lives on Battlefield, Improve Talent Pool

    03/29/2006 4:41:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 267+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 29, 2006 – The Defense Department is working on ways to use technology to save lives on the battlefield, and has created a full scholarship program to increase its talent pool of scientists, engineers and mathematicians, a top official said here recently. During DoD's Women's History Month observance at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial here earlier this month, Sue C. Payton, DoD's deputy undersecretary for advanced systems and concepts, spoke of technologies provided by "the best and brightest female scientists and engineers in DoD and the world." She noted that "dozens of exceptional women scientists...
  • No Nursing With 'Distracting' Breasts At YMCA Pool

    01/27/2006 11:33:35 PM PST · by Westlander · 87 replies · 2,305+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | January 27, 2006 | AP
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The lifeguards find bare breasts distracting. That's one of the reasons officials at the Ann Arbor, Mich., YMCA said they've banned breast-feeding at the pool. But nursing moms counter that's no excuse. The breast-feeding mothers plan a nurse-in at the Y Saturday to protest the ban. However, Krista Dragun, one of the protest organizers, said they'll be nursing their babies in the lobby, not the pool area. She said they want the Y to adopt a more mother-baby friendly policy for the pool. Y officials note there's no eating or drinking allowed at the pool for...
  • Raiders Of The Lost Pool (New finds bolster the historicity of John's gospel)

    10/27/2005 5:26:15 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 983+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | 10-26-2005 | Gordon Govier
    Christianity Today, October 2005 Raiders of the Lost PoolNew finds bolster the historicity of John's Gospel. by Gordon Govier | posted 10/26/2005 09:00 a.m. The Pool of Siloam, considered a metaphor in John's Gospel by some New Testament scholars, was in fact a huge basin at the lowest point in the city of Jerusalem. Recent excavations have uncovered two corners and one side of the pool that stretched for half the length of a football field. "It's very exciting," James Charlesworth, a professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary, told CT. "It's very important for the study of the...
  • 12,000 paid not to work (UAW Union Alert)

    10/17/2005 9:26:26 AM PDT · by WmCraven_Wk · 134 replies · 4,549+ views
    Detroit News ^ | Monday, October 17, 2005 | Bryce G. Hoffman
    12,000 paid not to work Big 3 and suppliers pay billions to keep downsized UAW members on payroll in decades-long deal. By Bryce G. Hoffman / The Detroit News WAYNE -- Ken Pool is making good money. On weekdays, he shows up at 7 a.m. at Ford Motor Co.'s Michigan Truck Plant in Wayne, signs in, and then starts working -- on a crossword puzzle. Pool hates the monotony, but the pay is good: more than $31 an hour, plus benefits. "We just go in and play crossword puzzles, watch videos that someone brings in or read the newspaper," he...