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  • Why ABBA Turned Down $1 Billion To Reunite In 2000

    07/09/2014 11:09:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/09/2014 | Frank Pallotta
    Swedish pop group ABBA is responsible for hit songs like "Dancing Queen," "Mamma Mia," and "Money, Money, Money." Made up of two sets of then couples — Agnetha Fältskog and Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad — ABBA has sold over 380 million albums and singles worldwide and is the third-best-selling group of all time, behind the Beatles and Queen and ahead of the Rolling Stones. But in 1979, at the height of their success, Fältskog and Ulvaeus divorced while Lyngstad and Andersson called it quits soon after in 1981. By 1982, the group was broken up. In...
  • Pythons leave them singing at London reunion show

    07/02/2014 4:08:34 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 26 replies
    reuters.com ^ | July 2, 2014 | PAUL HACKETT
    (Reuters) - An audience of 16,000 cheered for the dead parrot and the Spanish Inquisition, and sang along to "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" in London's O2 arena on Tuesday for the premiere of what has been billed as Monty Python's last stand. For tickets that cost up to 95 pounds ($160), and were sold out in 44 seconds, Python fans saw Eric Idle, John Cleese, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam, all in their 70s, perform together for what they have said is probably the last time. The first of 10 nights of "Monty Python...
  • Monty Python reunite for first concert in nearly 35 years

    06/03/2014 10:07:58 AM PDT · by MarkL · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/2/2014 | Fox News
    Everybody expects the Spanish Inquisition. And as with all things Monty Python, fans need to expect the unexpected, too. Next month the surviving Monty Python members reunite onstage for the first time in almost 35 years — and, they say, the last time ever. Fans understandably want to see the anarchic comedy troupe's classic skits. They're hoping for Spam, lumberjacks, dead parrots and of course the red-robed cardinals who burst in to proclaim: "Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!"
  • Mr. G and Jellybean: A Burro And Goat Love Story Taking The Internet By Storm

    05/28/2014 7:41:08 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 34 replies
    CBS local ^ | 5/27/14 | Nick Janes
    It’s the story of an unbreakable bond between two unlikely best friends whose equally unlikely reunion has gone viral. Mr. G the Goat and his female friend Jellybean the Burro are truly inseparable. Where one goes, the other is sure to follow. “He does not let her more than 10 feet,” said Jan Galeazzi at Animal Place. “His eyes are glued on her at all times.” The unlikely pair spent a decade in a 12-by-12 dirt plot with little food and water with no shade, shed or barn. They were rescued from a life of neglect in Southern California, but...
  • Mom and daughter reunited 77 years after (rape &) adoption (grandson astronaut)

    05/12/2014 8:31:37 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 11, 2014 | Susannah Cahalan
    Raised by a Lutheran pastor and his wife, Ruth Lee never wanted to learn the identity of her birth parents. She had a happy childhood and never doubted the love showered upon her by her adoptive parents and three brothers. Blessed with five children herself — one more successful than the next, including NASA astronaut Mark Lee and West Point grad and Army Lt. Col. Brian Lee — her life was too full, too busy to think about her unknown past. But then, at age 77, she was plagued by a series of health issues. Her children begged her to...
  • Cheech Marin says he, Chong might reunite on film

    05/03/2014 3:05:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 3, 2014 5:40 PM EDT
    Actor and comedian Cheech Marin says he and longtime comedy partner Tommy Chong may soon reunite on film. […] The 67-year-old, known as one half of “Cheech & Chong,” says there have been discussions about starting a project within the next year. Meanwhile, the two have been touring together. …
  • Led Zeppelin to reform with new lead singer

    10/28/2008 2:15:50 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 127 replies · 1,997+ views
    BBC News ^ | 28th October 2008 | BBC News
    'Rock legends Led Zeppelin are planning to tour and record but without frontman Robert Plant. Bassist John Paul Jones told BBC Radio Devon that a new singer was being sought after Plant ruled himself out. The last time the band performed together was at the O2 arena in London in December 2007. Speculation has since been rife that the surviving members of the band, with Jason Bonham, son of their late drummer John Bonham, would go back on the road. Jones, speaking at a guitar show in Exeter, Devon said: "We are trying out a couple of singers. "We want...
  • ABBA mulls possible reunion: report

    11/10/2013 10:34:29 AM PST · by Perdogg · 126 replies
    The legendary Swedish pop group ABBA is mulling a possible reunion next year, singer Agnetha Faltskog said in a German newspaper interview Sunday. Next year marks the 40th anniversary of the band's first hit "Waterloo", which won them the Eurovision song contest and catapulted them to fame. ABBA subsequently became one of the world's best-selling pop bands with a string of number one hits such as "Mamma Mia", "Dancing Queen" and "Super Trouper
  • Reunion Island bans surfing, plans massive shark kill

    07/30/2013 1:18:41 PM PDT · by DFG · 17 replies
    grindtv.com ^ | 07/30/2013 | Pete Thomas
    Reunion Island is known for its world-class waves, pristine swimming beaches and, in recent years, shark attacks that are tarnishing the image of this idyllic Indian Ocean paradise. Now, in the aftermath of a fatal attack on a 15-year-old girl earlier this month (the second deadly attack in three months and fifth since 2011), the French-controlled island has embarked on an extreme plan in the hope of ending the bloodshed—or at least making locals and visitors feel safer. Surfer magazine reported Monday that the government has banned swimming and surfing in all but the island’s shallow lagoon through October 1....
  • Mission Accomplished! (US surgeon and his NVA patient reunite after 45 years)

    07/11/2013 9:30:34 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 3 replies
    axelradclinic.com ^ | 7-1-2013 | Chris Axelrad
    Yesterday in An Khe Village, my father reunited with his old friend, Nguyen Quang Hung, who he hadn't seen in 45 years. The story is one for the history books, one that will certainly touch hearts around the world. But, nobody was more touched than Mr. Hung, my father (Samuel Axelrad), and the respective children, siblings, and grandchildren who were there to witness this once-in-a-lifetime reunion. I am sitting in the Quy Nhon airport as we speak. I couldn't wait to get back to Hanoi to write about the events of yesterday. For those of you who don't know the...
  • Ain't Misbehavin P-51 take a ride and reunion..

    06/05/2013 6:19:28 PM PDT · by Doogle · 30 replies
    Vimeo ^ | 06/05/13 | Trey Carroll
    A clip and reunion, a nice story
  • Marine, dog reunited in surprise ceremony (damp eye alert)

    05/17/2013 7:26:18 PM PDT · by llevrok · 41 replies
    Omaha.Com ^ | 5/17/2013
    <p>DES MOINES (AP) — When Marine Sgt. Ross Gundlach served as a dog handler in Afghanistan, he told the yellow lab who was his constant companion that he'd look her up when he returned home.</p> <p>"I promised her if we made it out of alive, I'd do whatever it took to find her," Gundlach said.</p>
  • French honeymooner killed by a shark while surfing in front of his wife in the Indian Ocean

    05/09/2013 7:04:41 AM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 19 replies
    Mail Online ^ | Damien Gayle
    French honeymooner killed by a shark while surfing in front of his wife at beach resort in Indian Ocean It is the third fatal shark attack on Reunion this year Nearby swimmer raised the alert after seeing blood in the water Lifeguards dived into the water and brought the victim back to shore
  • WWII bomber jacket rescued from Goodwill, returned to 90-year-old vet

    04/30/2013 10:51:16 AM PDT · by Doogle · 12 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 04/30/13 | FOX
    <p>A military buff like John Dodds could tell right away the leather bomber jacket wasn't just any old coat hanging on a rack at a Washington, D.C., Goodwill shop.</p> <p>His daughter had noticed it and called him over, and Dodds began to examine it. The leather was a a bit stiff, but it was in good shape, with that perfect vintage patina. On the back was a red-bearded man in a winged helmet, the words “Red Raiders” and “22nd Bomb Group” emblazoned above and below. The jacket had lieutenant bars, a pricetag of $17 and a pretty big clue as to its original owner.</p>
  • The Rapture (PArt 4) The Rapture (Part 4)

    05/15/2012 5:50:55 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 34 replies
    Bible Prophecy Blog ^ | 5/15/2012 | Dr. Andy Woods
    My previous articles [1] commenced a series on the rapture of the church. We began with the question, "What is the Rapture?" This question can best be answered by noting ten truths about the rapture from 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 and 1 Corinthians 15:50-58. In previous articles, we saw that the rapture is an important doctrine and not something that can be marginalized or explained away as a secondary doctrine. We also noted that the rapture is an event that is distinct from the Second Advent of Christ. We further observed that the rapture will involve the catching up of every...
  • Wounded Marine inspires AP photographer's search

    12/23/2011 9:11:40 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies · 5+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12-23-11 | ANJA NIEDRINGHAUS
    Link only.
  • A Heartwarming Military Reunion

    09/23/2011 1:12:02 PM PDT · by stylecouncilor · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sept. 23, 2011
    From the Ellen Show: Jessica Gerren thought she was here to watch a taping of the show. What she didn't know was that her husband, who was serving overseas, had returned and was backstage waiting to surprise her. This may be the most touching reunion in the history of the show.
  • Soldiers reunited with their children videos (prepare to cry)

    08/23/2011 3:17:09 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 6 replies
    Girl Gets Wish! Daddy Home From War!!The best video you'll see this year!Soldier Suprises Daughter in class - One of the BEST reactions! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtiTcVrvecM
  • The Gettysburg Reunion of 1913

    07/03/2011 5:17:31 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 91 replies
    Canda Free Press ^ | July 3, 2011 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Fifty years had passed since the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1st- 3rd, 1863.
  • Japan: 'Lonely' boy, 9, reunited with cousin(search for his family bears some fruit)

    03/19/2011 7:28:18 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Asahi Shimbun ^ | 03/18/11 | KUNIAKI NISHIO
    'Lonely' boy, 9, reunited with cousin BY KUNIAKI NISHIO STAFF WRITER Toshihito Aisawa, 9, beams after being reunited with his cousin Yuto Shima, right, after six days. (Kuniaki Nishio) ISHINOMAKI, Miyagi Prefecture--His image and handmade sign seeking information on his family and relatives drew sympathy from not only those in evacuation centers, but from concerned people across the nation and beyond. On Thursday, 9-year-old Toshihito Aisawa came one step closer to fulfilling his goal of finding family members. Toshihito's father Kazuyuki, mother Noriko, grandmother Kyoko and two cousins, Yuna and Yuto Shima, were carried away by the calamitous tsunami that...
  • Touching reunion videos after Japan disaster

    03/16/2011 11:38:00 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    There's not much good news in the wake of last week's devastating 9.0 earthquake in Japan. So far, the disaster may have left as many as 10,000 dead and half a million homeless, as well as sparking a nuclear crisis that is still unfolding. But amid the tragedy, some tsunami and earthquake victims have--against the odds--reunited with their loved ones and shared their incredible tales of survival. Akiko Kosaka, who was studying English in California, had all but given up hope of hearing that her family had survived in the coastal village of Minami Sanriku. Nearly half the town's inhabitants...
  • AP Exclusive: Iran hostage reunion at West Point

    01/13/2011 9:29:17 AM PST · by nuconvert · 6 replies
    WEST POINT, N.Y. — Former Iranian hostage Barry Rosen touched down on an American tarmac 30 years ago and spilled into the arms of a wife and two young children lost to him during 444 days of captivity. Then came the exhilarating bus ride to West Point along a route lined with yellow ribbons and thousands of cheering people, waving and chanting, "USA! USA!"
  • "Sound of Music" Cast to Reunite on Oprah's Show (After 45 years)

    09/27/2010 4:55:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies · 3+ views
    ABC News ^ | 09/27/2010
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The movie cast of "The Sound of Music" are reuniting for the first time in 45 years, with Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer joining their seven fictional children in an October appearance on Oprah Winfrey's TV talk show, producers said on Monday. Andrews, Plummer, Charmian Carr (Liesl), and the actors who played the six other von Trapp family children will talk about making the 1965 Oscar-winning movie and their lives since it went on to become one of the most popular movie musicals ever. The reunion will be broadcast on October 29 on "The Oprah Winfrey...
  • 'It's a good day and a sad day' 21 soldiers come home from war on 9/11 anniversary

    09/12/2010 10:02:25 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Rhonda Bodfield Arizona Daily Star
    While U.S. Army Maj. Frank Fair was away in Afghanistan, Iraq and Qatar, his 7-year-old daughter lost her front teeth and learned to write letters. Wearing a red, white and blue sundress, Katherine said she couldn't wait to give him a hug. His 4-year-old son had to have surgery after getting his hand caught in an escalator. Nikolas, who saved a spot on his cast for his father to sign, said he couldn't wait to play again with his dad. The two, with their 38-year-old mother, Kristen, gathered wi....
  • Nurse's patient is long lost pa

    09/04/2010 9:36:23 PM PDT · by pissant · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/4/10 | Andy Soltis
    In a one-in-a-million twist of fate, a Bronx nurse welcoming a terminal-cancer patient to her unit discovered he was her long lost father, who had vanished when she was just months old. "It was fate and hope and a miracle. It was like God answered my prayers," exclaimed Victor Peraza, whose daughter, Wanda Rodriguez, discovered him fighting for his life in a bed at Calvary Hospital on Aug. 25. The miraculous day had started like any other for Rodriguez, who was working a shift as assistant head nurse at the Bronx hospital. But when a doctor happened to mention the...
  • The Gettysburg Reunion of 1913

    06/30/2010 3:47:19 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | June 30, 2010 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    The War Between the States Sesquicentennial, 150th Anniversary, runs from 2010 through 2015.
  • US teen sailor leaves on flight home to California

    06/27/2010 8:02:21 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 216 replies · 1+ views
    FWIX | AP ^ | 6/27/10
    SAINT-DENIS, Reunion -- Sixteen-year-old sailor Abby Sunderland is homeward bound - though her plane flight back to California isn't the homecoming she originally imagined when she set off in hopes of sailing around the world. About two weeks after her rescue at sea, Sunderland departed Sunday from the French island of Reunion, off the southeastern coast of Africa, en route to France, then on to California.
  • Happy 234th birthday America!

    06/25/2010 3:58:54 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 17 replies
    Huntington News ^ | June 25, 2010 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Do young people know who Gen. Robert Edward Lee, Major Gen. George Edward Pickett and Major Gen. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain were?
  • Ian McLagan Talks Reuniting the Faces Without Rod Stewart

    06/02/2010 11:07:32 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 10 replies · 343+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | May 27, 2010 2:58 PM EDT | Andy Greene
    After playing a one-off show with Simply Red singer Mick Hucknall last year, The Faces are gearing up for their first tour since breaking up in 1975. Their only gig on the books now is for August 18th in England, but Faces keyboardist Ian McLagan tells Rolling Stone many more are coming that month followed by a longer run from December to March. "And then we should play the world for f---s sake," he says. "I’ve been trying to make this happen since 1975!" The main reason the reunion has taken so long was Rod Stewart’s reluctance to take a...
  • ABBA Opens Door To Reunion Performance (Swedish super-group hints at concert reunion)

    03/26/2010 5:06:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies · 1,164+ views
    Billboard ^ | 03/26/2010 | Avril Ormsby
    Swedish supergroup Abba may perform again nearly 30 years after they split, the former male members of the band hinted on Friday. The group, one of the most successful in history, has enjoyed continued fame since breaking up in 1982, thanks to tribute bands mimicking their satin outfits and easy-listening music and lyrics. They attracted new fans recently with the musical "Mamma Mia!" which was turned into a film. But they have persistently shunned the chance to regroup, turning down as much as 1 billion dollars to tour again in 2000. However Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus told The Times...
  • Yoko One Recruits Clapton, Paul Simon for Plastic Ono Band Reunion

    01/11/2010 2:01:04 PM PST · by P.O.E. · 35 replies · 876+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | 1-11-10 | Daniel Kreps
    Yoko Ono has recruited Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon, Bette Midler and more artists for the first Plastic Ono Band show in 40 years: a special concert on February 16th at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York. The “new” Plastic Ono Band will be comprised of Ono’s son Sean Lennon plus Japanese musicians like Cibo Matto’s Yuka Honda, Yellow Magic Orchestra’s Haruomi Hosono and Cornelius, who also worked on Ono’s 2009 album Between My Head and the Sky. Both Clapton and bassist Klaus Voorman, who’s also confirmed for the Brooklyn event, were...
  • Spouse Describes Reunion, Reintegration Challenges

    01/08/2010 3:25:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 690+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2010 – Kelly Henry was hoping for a picture-perfect reunion when her husband returned after a yearlong deployment to Iraq. Army Lt. Col. (Dr.) Michael Henry, his wife, Kelly, and four children enjoy a Hawaiian holiday vacation. Henry, a family medicine doctor, had returned home to his family Dec. 2, 2009, after completing a yearlong deployment in Iraq. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. But what she got was far from a Hollywood scene. “All four [of my kids] cried within 48 hours of my husband coming home,” said Henry, wife of Army Lt. Col....
  • Son Lost in Saddam-Led Chemical Attack Found Alive 21 Years Later

    12/05/2009 6:38:11 PM PST · by nuconvert · 11 replies · 1,424+ views
    HALABJA, Iraq — Six families nervously awaited the DNA tests on the young man who returned from Iran. They wondered: Could this be their son who was just an infant in 1988 and somehow lived through a deadly chemical attack by Saddam Hussein's regime? There was absolute silence as the judge announced the lab results. The man, who called himself Ali, was deemed to be the sole surviving child of 58-year-old Fatima Mohammed Salih, who had lost her husband and all her other six children in the poison gas clouds that covered the mostly Kurdish city of Halabja.
  • Father reunites with daughter after 30-year search

    11/14/2009 10:06:37 AM PST · by mylife · 43 replies · 1,300+ views
    Google/WBCQ ^ | 11/12/09 | AFP
    WASHINGTON — A Google search has reunited a father with the daughter he has been trying to track down for three decades. April Antoniou, 30, of Newnan, Georgia, and her father, Scott Becker, of Wichita, Kansas, have been making the rounds of television news and talk shows since their Internet-aided reunion this month. Antoniou and Becker told Atlanta television stations WGCL-TV and 11Alive they had been independently trying to find each other for years but with no success. Antoniou said she had frequently turned to Google but had no luck because her father's name is relatively common and she knew...
  • Bridge Over Troubled Tiber: Holy See Welcomes Anglican Christians into Catholic Church

    10/20/2009 4:48:48 AM PDT · by tcg · 12 replies · 861+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 10/20/09 | deacon Keith Fournier
    Pope Benedict XVI has offered to establish “Personal Ordinariates” within which to care for Anglicans while enabling them to maintain the liturgical and spiritual unique distinctives of their tradition. That is correct, the Roman Catholic Church by way of an “Apostolic Constitution” will provide the process which will allow for Anglican Christians to enter into the full communion of the Catholic Church. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the faith said this in a statement just released: “In this Apostolic Constitution the Holy Father has introduced a canonical structure that provides for such corporate reunion by establishing Personal Ordinariates which...
  • Jaycee Dugard to People Magazine: "I'm So Happy to be Back With My Family"

    10/14/2009 11:16:57 AM PDT · by elizabethgrace · 9 replies · 1,479+ views
    cbs ^ | October 14, 2009 10:51 AM | staff
    Jaycee Dugard, two months after resurfacing from 18 years in captivity, has released her first personal statement to People magazine, along with photos of herself as an adult. I'm so happy to be back with my family," she told the magazine. "Nothing is more important than the unconditional love and support I have from them."
  • Lost Dog Found Ten Years Later and 1,300 Miles from Home - Video 10/2/09

    10/03/2009 4:19:52 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 5 replies · 637+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 3, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is a video report on a truly amazing story of a dog that ran off 10 years ago from his Virginia home being found ten years later in - Oklahoma, 1,300 miles away! The dog had a microchip implanted under the skin and the owner was found using Facebook. . . . (VIDEO)
  • Local Marine, dog reunited after tour in Afghanistan

    09/20/2009 2:50:36 PM PDT · by Dubya · 39 replies · 1,774+ views
    He saw a squirrel the other day in his new back yard in Derby and chased it up a tree. First time he'd ever done that. He hadn't seen squirrels, or trees, in Afghanistan. It was a big moment for ETTy, a black and white mutt that was adopted in Afghanistan in December by 1st Lt. Chris Corman of Derby and some of his Marine buddies Corman, 28, was stationed with about 20 other Marines in Mehtar Lam, halfway between Kabul and Jalalabad. For nine months, they served as an embedded training team with a unit of the Afghan National...
  • Draft Horses, Old Threshers Reunion Mt. Pleasant, Iowa

    09/09/2009 9:28:52 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 8 replies · 893+ views
    AssociatedContent ^ | 9-9-09 | Bobby Tall Horse
    Here are some pics of draft horses doing their thing at the Old Threshers Reunion in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa this last week. It's good to remember how it used to be!
  • Stooges Reunite With “Raw Power” Guitarist, Prep ATP Gig and Tour (James Williamson returns)

    09/08/2009 10:35:09 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 13 replies · 557+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | 9/3/09, 7:05 pm EST | no byline
    Former Stooges guitarist James Williamson was in the parking lot of his dentist’s office earlier this year when he heard a familiar voice on his cellphone: Iggy Pop. “He asked me if I wanted to play guitar again,” says Williamson, who hasn’t performed a single gig since the Stooges dissolved in 1974. “I was about to take an early retirement from my job in Silicon Valley, so I figured ‘What the hell, let’s do it.’ ” Williamson spent time last month in Los Angeles rehearsing with the Stooges (minus Pop) — bassist Mike Watt, drummer Scott Asheton and saxophonist Steve...
  • Sibling Soldiers reunite, catch up in Iraq

    08/23/2009 1:40:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 348+ views
    Chief Warrant Officer 3 Heath Wieseler chats with his sister, Sgt. Andrea Wieseler, in a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter on COB Speicher Aug. 13. Heath and Andrea spent a few days together here after not seeing each other for more than two years. Photo by Rich Kemp, Multi-National Division – South. COB SPEICHER — Deployments usually separate servicemembers from their families. However, for one U.S. Soldier here, it provided the chance to reunite with her brother. Sgt. Andrea Wieseler, a telecommunications sergeant with the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division, hadn't seen her brother, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Heath Wieseler, in more...
  • Remembering the Gettysburg Reunion of 1913

    07/21/2009 5:35:10 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 31 replies · 912+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 21, 2009 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    The story of the Battle of Gettysburg and 50th Anniversary Reunion would make for a heart-warming and touching TV Historic mini-series or Hollywood movie.
  • Medal of Honor Recipients Plan Big Showing for Convention

    07/17/2009 4:17:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 416+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 17, 2009 – At least 59 of the 96 living Medal of Honor recipients are expected to attend the upcoming annual convention of the society named for them. The host committee of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s convention, scheduled for Sept. 15 to 19 in Chicago, announced the number in a statement released on the convention Web site, http://cmoh2009chicago.org, noting the unlikelihood of assembling that many recipients of the military’s highest honor at once. Of the 42 million men and women who have served in the military since the award began during the Civil War, only 3,447...
  • World’s Oldest Twins Reunited at Age 104

    06/27/2009 4:12:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 755+ views
    The Epoch Times ^ | Jun 23, 2009
    On June 10, the world’s oldest living twins sisters were reunited at age 104. In the tradition of visiting relatives after the spring wheat harvest, the older twin, Cao Daqiao, visited her sister, Cao Xiaoqiao, in Fanjialing Village of Weifang City, Shandong Province. Although both sisters live in Weifang City, they live in different villages and rarely get to see each other. Born in 1905, the sisters are recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's oldest twins. Since their husbands both had the same last name Liu, last year Guinness named them Qiao Senior and Qiao...
  • Air Force sergeant returns early, surprises daughter

    06/05/2009 3:06:23 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 33 replies · 2,943+ views
    San Antonio Express ^ | 6/5/2009 | Matt Woolbright
    Air Force Master Sgt. Joseph Myers had only one wish while in the desert sands of Iraq: Get home before the end of his daughter's fourth-grade year. It almost didn't happen. Almost. On Thursday, the next-to-last day of class at Randolph Elementary School, the airman's wish came true. An emotional Myers, still dressed in his brown-and-tan fatigues, surprised his daughter in her class, returning from a year in Iraq nine days before his tour ended. Hannah Eschrig's jaw dropped and she began crying as her father lifted her into an embrace. Several minutes passed as the hug continued before Hannah...
  • Face of Defense: Marine Twins Reunite in Kuwait

    05/08/2009 4:49:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 1,022+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Sgt. Michael T. Knight,USMC
    CAMP VIRGINIA, Kuwait, May 8, 2009 – If enemies fear one Marine, they now have twice the reason to be afraid. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Robert I. Johnson, right, and his twin bother, Marine Corps Sgt. Tracey R. Johnson, enjoy a brief reunion on Camp Virginia, Kuwait, April 23, 2009. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Michael T. Knight  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Robert I. Johnson and Sgt. Tracey R. Johnson, twin brothers, enjoyed a brief reunion here, far from their small hometown of Albany, La. Robert, currently deployed to Kuwait, met up...
  • Fear a high school reunion? Hire a stripper

    04/26/2009 3:00:18 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 9 replies · 970+ views
    reuters ^ | Apr 25, 2009 | Bob Tourtellotte
    LOS ANGELES - Comedy writer Andrea Wachner hated the idea of going to her 10-year high school reunion so much that she hired a stripper to go instead, and what followed, she says, was a comical study in human nature.
  • My Enemy, My Friend: They met in the skies over North Vietnam in 1972, then again 36 years later.

    04/26/2009 9:10:52 AM PDT · by billorites · 10 replies · 1,210+ views
    Air & Space Smithsonian ^ | May 1, 2009 | Dan Cherry
    In 1971, the U.S. Air Force offered a checkout in the McDonnell F-4 to Republic F-105 drivers who had completed a 100-mission combat tour and were willing to volunteer for a second tour. I dearly loved the Thud, but with its numbers dwindling due to combat losses, its future was bleak.I checked out in the F-4 at Homestead Air Force Base in Florida and in June arrived at Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base in Thailand. The usual mission of the 13th Tactical Fighter Squadron was two-ship bombing flights under forward air control in Laos and an occasional reconnaissance escort...
  • Man Reunited With Lost Ring After 32 Years

    02/26/2009 3:10:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 591+ views
    KPHO ^ | February 26, 2009
    In 1977 in Kansas City, Mo., Richard Brack found what he knew was someone's lost class ring. "I saw a little glimmer out of the corner of my eye and reached down in the gravel and picked it up," Brack said. Brack said he knew it was important to the owner and he wanted to get it back to them. The ring was engraved with the name, "Gladewater High School", the year 1970, and the initials, "DEC." Brack began to search for the owner with the limited information he had. The years passed and Brack still hadn't found the ring's...
  • Afghan Dogs Reunited With U.S. Soldiers Returning From Deployment

    02/08/2009 4:47:49 PM PST · by traumer · 27 replies · 1,269+ views
    A U.S. soldier returning to Fayetteville, N.C., from Afghanistan got a surprise welcome from two dogs he saved from starvation while stationed in the war-torn country. WRAL.com, a FOX affiliate in Raleigh, reports that a charity animal-rescue program run by Internet search engine Dogpile.com reunited Staff Sgt. Daniel Barker with two dogs reportedly rescued by Barker and his fellow soldier, Adam Krause, during their 2008 deployment to Afghanistan. Barker and Krause found the malnourished puppies abandoned on the streets of Afghanistan and brought them back to their military base, where they named them Jack and Emma, the station reports. When...