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  • [Updated] Obama Regime denies permit for pro-America biker ride in Washington DC on September 11th

    09/08/2013 9:26:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Sons of Liberty via Facebook via Twitter via Twitchy via bare naked Islam ^ | 9/8/13 | Twitter account Sandra Schneider @sandyaschneider
    Latest info for anyone planning on attending from the 2 Million Bikes to DC FB page. While SOLR is not officially part of this event I have promised to keep you updated as I received new information. SOLR wishes everyone associated with this safe travels and good luck. Sidecar Dan-National President Sons of Liberty Riders UPDATE: FINAL DETAILS FROM THE NATIONAL “2 MILLION BIKERS TO DC” TEAM:Washington DC has DENIED our permit for a no-stop ride through Washington DC. We find this regretful for the residents and businesses of that great city, and humbly offer our apologies. What could have...
  • The world's highest swing ride goes up a whopping 400 ft in the air and has just opened in Texas

    05/25/2013 8:45:46 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 79 replies
    UK Mail ^ | 5/25/13 | DAVID MCCORMACK
    The world’s tallest tower swing ride, which sends those foolhardy enough to get on-board a whopping 400 feet up in the air, was officially opened on Saturday at the Six Flags Over Texas amusement park in Arlington. The Texas SkyScreamer allows up to twenty-four riders to sit in open-air swings while spinning in a 124-foot circle at speeds up to 35 mph. At its 40 story peak - and if the riders still have their eyes open - they can see not only Arlington, but also Dallas and Fort Worth. ‘We are thrilled to add the tallest swing ride in...
  • Obama Crosses Picket Line - Hotel Mogul Pritzker Gets Ride on Air Force One as Unions Launch

    07/24/2012 4:03:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/24/12 | staff
    Penny Pritzker, the billionaire heiress whose family owns the Hyatt hotel chain, took a ride on Air Force One this afternoon from San Francisco to Portland, Ore., where President Obama was making a series of fundraising stops. The ride came hours after the announcement of a global boycott of Hyatt Hotels by Unite Here, the nation’s largest hospitality workers union. That boycott has been joined by the National Organization for Women, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the National Black Justice Center, and the National Football League Players Association. Pritzker was the national finance chair of Obama’s 2008 campaign....
  • Parents arrested for strapping kids to roof of car after leaving liquor store

    05/08/2012 4:43:59 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 26 replies
    Fox59 ^ | May 7, 2012 | Reba Reader
    Two Northern Indiana parents were arrested Monday after police said they strapped their four children to the roof of their car.
  • Car Valet's Joy Ride Caught on Hidden Camera (Update with lots of new information)

    05/01/2012 11:03:35 PM PDT · by rawhide · 18 replies
    gma.yahoo,com/video/news ^ | 5-1-12 | Local ABC News Investigation
    An investigation caught parking lot attendants out for a spin in sports car. http://gma.yahoo.com/video/news-26797925/car-valet-s-joy-ride-caught-on-hidden-camera-29146638.html
  • Universal Studios Florida to close 'Jaws' ride

    12/02/2011 7:25:57 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 15 replies
    sacbee.com ^ | 2 Dec 2011 | AP Story
    ORLANDO, Florida -- Universal Studios Florida plans to close one of its oldest and most popular attractions next month to make way for a new attraction. The theme park announced on Facebook on Friday that on Jan. 2 it will permanently shut down its "Jaws" ride, which is based on the blockbuster 1975 Steven Spielberg movie. It was one of the original features at the park when it opened in 1990. The surrounding "Amity" area inspired by the island where the movie was set will also close down to make room for a new attraction. The park isn't releasing any...
  • Russian rocket ride: $63 million per US astronaut

    03/14/2011 3:04:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/14/11 | Staff
    Cape Canaveral, Fla. -- The Russians are hiking the price of rocket rides again for U.S. astronauts — to nearly $63 million. The price goes up in 2014 for an astronaut to fly to and from the International Space Station on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft. NASA announced the news Monday. The previous contract charged just under $56 million apiece. The contract extension with the Russian Space Agency totals $753 million. That covers trips for a dozen astronauts from 2014 through 2016. NASA officials say inflation is the reason for the latest price increase.
  • September 11 RIDE TO THE FLAGS with DB Sweeney

    09/10/2010 9:04:39 AM PDT · by HonestConservative · 40 replies
    Freedom Radio ^ | September 10, 2010 | Honest Conservative
    D.B. Sweeney, actor and patriot supporter of the military spoke with Freedom Radio about the upcoming RIDE TO THE FLAGS EVENT on September 11, 2010 in an entertaining interview concerning his upcoming work in film and TV and more importantly his work supporting the troops. Listen here: This interview can be heard in the Freedom Radio show in its entirety as well as interviews with Jackie Mason, Lt. Col. Allen West, Diana West and Andrew Sullivan of the 911 Hard Hat Pledge at: Freedom Radio Go to DB's project below and learn how you can support a great effort to...
  • A Harley guy's last ride: Motorcycle firm offers funeral service

    07/08/2010 6:13:18 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 12 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 7-8-10 | mary divine
    John DeHoop loved Harley-Davidson motorcycles: He rode one, had a tattoo of one and outfitted the family room of his White Bear Lake home with Harley memorabilia. Before he died of cancer at age 55 in May, DeHoop told his wife, Kathy, he wanted a motorcycle hearse at his funeral. During their rides along the St. Croix River, the couple had seen a Harley hearse parked outside Afton Leather, a motorcycle-apparel shop in Afton's Old Village. "He wanted that hearse," Kathy said. "Before being cremated, he wanted to go for one last ride."
  • Victim alleging Tower of Terror is dangerous asks for a new trial

    05/13/2010 11:13:15 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 7 replies · 345+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | May 13, 2010 | Jason Garcia
    Lawyers representing a stroke victim who claims the stroke was caused by Walt Disney World’s Twilight Zone Tower of Terror have asked for a new trial, a week after an Orange County jury decided there was nothing unsafe about the attraction. Lawyers for Marvin Cohen, a now-80-year-old man who said he was injured after riding the Disney-MGM Studios (now Disney’s Hollywood Studios) attraction in 1998, argue that jury members were given inadequate instructions before they began deliberations. Cohen’s team says Orange County Circuit Judge Jose Rodriguez should have permitted the jury to consider a general negligence claim – rather than...
  • Amsterdam lets "beer bike" ride on, with limits

    08/29/2009 3:55:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 1,108+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/29/09 | Ben Berkowitz
    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The beer bike will ride on in Amsterdam. The outsized bikes, seating groups of people around a central bar, are something of a fixture in the city's center. .. ... They will, however, need permits from the various city boroughs, and those permits are likely to come with restrictions on hours of operation and requirements for a sober driver. While non-drinkers already typically steer the bikes, their size has also been an issue .. One of the better-known operators, PartyFiets.nl, offers two-hour tours on bikes that seat up to 22 people and carry 30 litres (7.9 gallons)...
  • World naked bike ride

    03/08/2009 1:47:05 PM PDT · by Westlander · 37 replies · 1,997+ views
    YahooGreen ^ | 3-7-2009 | Lori Bongiorno
    Thousands of bike riders are shedding their clothes in the hopes that they can get us all to stop and think about the negative effects that cars (and the pollution they create) have on people and the planet.
  • Doggie Want To Go To The Park....but can he open the car door? This dog can!

    06/04/2008 6:06:57 AM PDT · by fings · 3 replies · 94+ views
    Bo (woof) In Commentary: For all you old timers out there, do you remember how excited you used to get when it was time for a car ride? Check out this pup as he gets the question, “Wanna go for a ride? ” Note the sounds of a jealous, car door opening challenged cat in the background.....http://boknowsonline.com/2008/04/18/wanna-go-for-a-ride/
  • Pony Express to ride again

    10/01/2007 5:59:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 137+ views
    BENSON — The Pony Express will ride again during Butterfield Stage Days on Oct. 13, and the U.S. Postal Service will issue a special postmark to commemorate the event. At noon, special Pony Express riders will be sworn in by Postmaster Lesley Tower in a ceremony in Lions Park. They will carry the mail from Benson to the Dragoon post office, arriving in Dragoon around 3:30 p.m. The Benson post office will offer a special postmark commemorating the 22nd Annual Pony Express Ride. The postmark, which features a Butterfield Overland Stagecoach design, will be available from 9 a.m. to noon...
  • Tony Hawk’s Big Spin whirls its way to Six Flags Over Texas

    09/26/2007 10:50:13 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 6 replies · 120+ views
    thrillnetwork ^ | Sep. 25th, 2007
    Sep. 25th, 2007 -- Attention all thrill seekers, extreme sports enthusiasts and coaster aficionados -- Six Flags Over Texas, The Entertainment Capital of Texas, is proud to announce plans to welcome another addition to its already amazing roster of thrills – Tony Hawk’s Big Spin! Tony Hawk’s Big Spin, making its debut on opening day of Six Flags Over Texas’ 47th season, will give riders the sensation of freestyle skateboarding as they sit facing one another in 4-person cars all decked out in skateboard motif! Riders will grab some serious airtime as they twist and turn in 360° rotations while...
  • America Supports You: Annual Ride Honors Families of Fallen (BIKER's ROAR and RUMBLE!)

    08/29/2007 4:24:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 204+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2007 – Since 2004, a group of Minnesota motorcyclists has visited more than 40 families throughout the state who have lost a loved one while serving the country, and this year will be no different. The fourth annual “Tribute to the Troops” ride and concert will begin Sept. 7 and conclude two days later. “This year, on Sept. 7 and 8, (more than) 90 motorcyclists will participate in three separate rides that will be visiting 18 families from Lake City to Moorhead, including seven families in the Twin Cities area,” said Gregg Schmitt, the group’s executive...
  • Ride, Fossett to join Aviation Hall

    07/21/2007 4:54:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 270+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/21/07 | AP
    DAYTON, Ohio - A record-setting daredevil and the first American woman in space are among five people slated for induction Saturday to the National Aviation Hall of Fame. Steve Fossett, 63, of Beaver Creek, Colo., holds world records in ballooning and with powered aircraft. In 2002, he became the first person to fly around the world alone in a balloon. Three years later, he became the first person to fly a plane solo around the world without refueling. He and a co-pilot also claim to have set a world glider altitude record of 50,671 feet during a flight in August...
  • Family: Teen's right foot reattached after amusement park accident

    07/03/2007 8:41:00 PM PDT · by DancesWithCats · 28 replies · 1,062+ views
    32 WLKY ^ | july 3rd, 2007 | DancesWithCats
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A teen whose feet were severed at Six Flags' Kentucky Kingdom has had one foot reattached according to a statement released by her family. The family of Kaitlyn Lasitter, 13, whose feet were cut off when The Superman Tower of Power malfunctioned at Six Flags’ Kentucky Kingdom last month, issued a statement updating the details of her medical condition Tuesday. The statement reports that Kaitlyn’s right foot has successfully been reattached at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she remains in stable condition. “We were not able to reattach the left lower extremity due to the severity of...
  • Ride of His Life

    05/23/2007 6:07:44 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 1 replies · 118+ views
    theind.com ^ | 05/23/07 | R. Reese Fuller
    Calvin Borel's run for the Triple Crown with Street Sense was derailed at the Preakness Stakes, but the Catahoula native will forever be a Kentucky Derby winner. The newspapers and sports announcers refer to him by name, Calvin Borel. The jockeys call him Bo-Rail, for his preference of riding the rail when he races horses. But his family has a hard time calling him anything but what they've called him all of his life, Boo-Boo.
  • Wounded Troops, Supporters Ride Bicycles 110 Miles

    04/30/2007 5:48:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 278+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 30, 2007 – Nathan Potts was one of about 50 seriously wounded servicemembers who went for a two-day, 110-mile bike ride this weekend, just to show they could. Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert Magnum greets Eric Frazier, a former Marine, April 29 at the National Naval Medical Center, in Bethesda, Md., after Frazier took part in the 2007 Face of America ride sponsored by World T.E.A.M. Sports. Defense Dept. photo by Linda D. Kozaryn  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “The ride proves that I can still do something. I’m not going to waste...
  • Ticket To Ride? (Back To The Moon)

    03/23/2007 4:56:02 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 237+ views
    Science News ^ | 3-23-2007 | Ron Cowen
    Ticket to Ride?Astrophysicists mull a return to the moon Ron Cowen Scientists who study the moon and design the spacecraft to get there are typically worlds apart from astronomers who explore the realms of space beyond the solar system. The two groups attend different meetings, talk a different lingo, and usually get their funding from different divisions within NASA. But with a financially strapped space agency setting its sights—and the majority of its resources—on a highly publicized plan to return to the moon and establish a base there (SN: 12/9/06, p. 373: http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20061209/fob5.asp), astronomers are looking for ways to jump...
  • America Supports You: Bike Ride Ends with Appeal for Jobs

    10/06/2006 5:26:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 215+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2006 -- Jeff Klare put his bicycle where his heart is Oct. 1, and set out on a 300-mile trip to raise awareness of the need for more corporations to hire workers with disabilities. Eric Madaus, 8, leads Jeff Klare, chief executive officer of Hire Disability Solutions, to the finish of a 300-mile bike ride at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, D.C., Oct. 6. Klare began his ride at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York to bring attention to the need for more corporations to hire workers with disabilities. Madaus suffers...
  • America Supports You: NYPD Cyclists Begin Fifth Ride to Pentagon

    09/08/2006 8:27:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 707+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2006 – After a brief stop at Ground Zero in New York this morning, 105 bicyclists, some for the fifth time, began the 272-mile trek that will end at the Pentagon on Sept. 11. Mike Depaolis, a New York City police officer and an organizer of the “Tour de Force” bike ride, said his brother Robert, also an NYPD officer, helped start the ride in 2002 as a way to remember the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. “My brother Rob … responded the day of the attacks and he was down there, Jesus, for weeks on...
  • America Supports You: Minnesota Ride Honors Fallen Troops, Families (BIKER ALERT!)

    08/13/2006 8:21:40 AM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 357+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Linda D. Kozaryn
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2006 – Three years ago, up and coming singer-songwriter Rockie Lynne wrote a song called “Home” to honor the sons and daughters of the Midwest who died while serving the nation. Some friends added photos and made a DVD. Their musical and visual production led another friend to create what’s now become an annual tribute to the troops. Gregg Schmitt, a music agent working for Lynne, was so moved by the song and images on the DVD he decided to do something for the families of the fallen. The two men played the video for friends in...
  • America Supports You: Veterans Ride Across America for Kids of Fallen (BIKER ALERT!)

    08/11/2006 7:18:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 15 replies · 348+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2006 – The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization will lead hundreds of veterans on a motorcycle caravan across five states next week to raise scholarship money for children of U.S. military personnel killed on duty since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. American Legion National Commander Tom Bock will be joined by members of the American Legion Riders and hundreds of military veterans who love motorcycles and their commitment to service. He will lead them on the American Legacy Run beginning in Indianapolis and running through five states to the 88th Annual National American...
  • America Supports You: Bikers Complete 'Ride for America's Patriots'

    05/25/2006 8:24:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 221+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Cheryl Harrison
    SAN ANTONIO, May 25, 2006 – Their mission here accomplished, three Virginia businessmen are scheduled to arrive home today after completing their "Ride for America's Patriots," a 3,200-mile roundtrip motorcycle ride designed to raise money for wounded veterans. Bikers representing American Legion Post 593 in Converse, Texas, lead the way for three Virginia men arriving on their "Ride for America's Patriots" May 19 after a four-day trek from Fairfax, Va. Photo by Cheryl Harrison  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. On May 15, three riders - Tom Donegan, Joe Kurnos and Bob Loy - set off in cool temperatures...
  • America Supports You: 'Soldier Ride' Takes Off From Pentagon

    05/14/2006 5:21:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 265+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, May 14, 2006 – A group of wounded and active-duty servicemembers, retirees and family members launched the second leg of their cross-country bike trek from the Pentagon parking lot today. Steve Nardizzi, executive director of Soldier Ride, explains the brakes on the handcycle to Elmer Dinglasan, a Navy corpsman participating in the second leg of Soldier Ride 2006, from Washington, D.C., to Camp Lejeune N.C. This leg of the ride took off from the Pentagon parking lot May 14. Photo by Sgt. Sara Wood, USA  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The group is part of Soldier Ride...
  • Transcontinental Bike Ride Honoring 9/11 Airline Crews Ends at Pentagon

    05/09/2006 4:48:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 276+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, May 9, 2006 – Thirty-three days after pedaling out of Los Angeles, a group of cyclists arrived at the Pentagon today as part of the Airline Ride Across America to honor the 33 airline crewmembers who died during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. A group of cyclists arrives at the Pentagon May 9 as part of the Airline Ride Across America to honor the 33 airline crewmembers who died during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The riders left Los Angeles on April 2. Along the way they raised about $100,000 for 9/11 memorials in...
  • America Supports You: Arizona Bikers Roll Out for Troops

    04/28/2006 5:22:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 288+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, April 28, 2006 – Nearly 1,500 Arizona bikers rolled their Harleys through Glendale, Ariz., recently to honor the nation's servicemembers and back a local troop support organization, an event organizer said. The second Hearts to Heroes Ride, sponsored by Cyclerides.com, benefited Packages From Home, a nonprofit group that ships packages to troops deployed overseas, said Dave Whitten, director of marketing and media relations for Packages From Home. Cyclerides.com is an information Web site for the Glendale-area motorcycle community, sponsored the event. Packages From Home is a member of the Defense Department's "America Supports You" program, which highlights efforts by...
  • April 18, 1775: Revere (and others) Protect Their Right to Bear Arms

    04/18/2006 6:19:27 AM PDT · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 11 replies · 785+ views
    None | April 18, 2006 | Robert Cook
    I am thankful Paul Revere's partners that night were equally brave, equally (or more resourceful) and much more successful than Paul himself, but the country should recognize all these early patriots today and tommorrow. Given that, did you realize that the Brit's actually were going to Lexington and Concord to SIEZE the colonists' guns and gunpowder from the local armory? First battle of the Revolution, discounting earlier riots and armed protests down in Williamsburg (also over seizing local arms!) was over gun control.
  • Ride and Rally For The Troops III

    03/09/2006 11:09:31 AM PST · by iamonsite · 17 replies · 954+ views
    Tacoma, WA Ride and Rally For The Troops III On July 9, 2006, there will be an event, the third such, to show support of the military members currently deployed to the Middle East and their families. It is a motorcycle ride and rally that will begin and end at Destination Harley Davidson in Fife, with registration beginning at 8:00 AM, and departure time of 10:15 AM. It is an event created solely to give the general public an opportunity to demonstrate support visibly, and the money it generates is donated to support the troops and their families. Recent news...
  • Iraqi Troops Ride Recon Off the Beaten Path

    03/08/2006 6:56:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 344+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Senior Airman Mark Woodbury
    Iraqi Troops Ride Recon Off the Beaten Path Iraqi soldiers at Al Kasik learn motorcycle riding techniques for use in base reconnaissance and forward convoy scouting. By U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Mark Woodbury Multinational Security Transition Command — Iraq AL KASIK MILITARY TRAINING BASE, Iraq, March 8, 2006 — Iraqi soldiers at Al Kasik are embracing a new mode of transportation for use in base reconnaissance and forward convoy scouting. The soldiers here are learning proper on and off-road motorcycle techniques from coalition forces that will allow them to access areas they could never reach using conventional vehicles.Before...
  • New Boat Offers Military Smoother Ride, Versatility

    02/01/2006 3:31:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 803+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 31, 2006 | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2006 – Speed and flexibility make a new military high-speed vessel especially valuable for shallow-water operations, a Defense Department official said. The experimental "Stiletto" is a shallow-water transport boat. More than 80 feet in length, the carbon-composite hull can move at more than 50 knots on the cushion of air its "M-hull" creates. Photo by Samantha L. Quigley  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The "Stiletto," a shallow-water craft made of a tough, lightweight carbon composite material, offers a safer, more comfortable ride and is easily reconfigured to accommodate technological advances and the military's needs, said...
  • Rocket on two wheels (Engineer's bike goes 0 to 60 mph in five seconds)

    01/25/2006 7:36:43 AM PST · by devane617 · 43 replies · 2,634+ views
    CNN ^ | 01/24/2006 | Michael Belfiore
    For rocket designer Tim Pickens, a rocket on two wheels is the next best thing to a spaceship. "At heart we're a bunch of guys wanting to go to space, and we can't afford it," says Pickens of himself and his rocket-scientist brethren, most of whom never get to ride their own creations. "Basically it's my own subscale space program." Pickens, president of rocket-design firm Orion Propulsion, created his first rocket bike with fellow speed enthusiast Glenn May by bolting a 35-pound-thrust rocket engine to Pickens's bike -- enough power for a gentle push down the road. That project didn't...
  • Dead Man's Ride

    01/21/2006 6:07:15 PM PST · by CAWats · 6 replies · 265+ views
    NY DAILY NEWS ^ | 01/21/06 | CELESTE KATZ
    Riders wait at 34th St. stop for Q train, the same line Eugene Reilly caught for the last time Thursday around 1 a.m. Patricia Reilly grieves for her husband. The lifeless body of a 64-year-old Brooklyn man rode the subway unnoticed for hours - making up to six complete runs of the Q line before a straphanger finally noticed.
  • African Hopes Ride On Norway Camels

    01/17/2006 4:20:04 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 352+ views
    BBC ^ | 1-16-2006 | Lars Bevanger
    African hopes ride on Norway camels By Lars Bevanger BBC News, Oslo Camels have no problem surviving Norway's cold winters A small community in wintry Norway wants to help a group of East African refugees back to work by importing a flock of camels. The local refugee council says it will allow refugees with nomadic background to use their camel-farming skills while also securing an alternative income for local agriculture. But how do camels adapt to Arctic conditions in the far north of Europe? Igor, a five year-old Bactrian camel, is living proof his particular breed of camel has no...
  • Dog Survives 50-Mile Ride Clinging To Front Of Car

    11/24/2005 9:02:35 PM PST · by blam · 31 replies · 1,516+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-25-2005 | Tom Peterkin
    Dog survives 50-mile ride clinging to front of car By Tom Peterkin, Ireland Correspondent (Filed: 25/11/2005) A dog has survived a 50-mile journey clinging to the front of a car as it sped down the motorway. The resilience of the black and white collie cross-breed has astounded vets, not to mention the driver of the car, who was astonished to discover the dog trapped in the grille at the front of his vehicle. The motorist, who was travelling from Coleraine to Belfast in Northern Ireland, remembered hearing a thump as he was driving his Peugeot 306. Thinking he had hit...
  • Soldiers ride Warhorse into Al Anbar

    10/11/2005 6:02:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 462+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 11, 2005 | Cpl. Micah Snead
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Oct. 11, 2005) -- In the final weeks of their deployment, the “Warhorse” lifted the “Blue Devils” into Al Anbar province in support of security and stabilization operations. Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, were flown to a forward location by the rotors and Marines of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 465, Sept. 21. The squadron officially ended it's deployment with a transfer of authority ceremony Sept. 30. The squadron was relieved by HMH-466. The Blue Devils of 3/504 PIR were deployed to the area to assist with security and stabilization efforts in...
  • Bikers Can Have Harley Hearse Give Them Last Ride

    09/27/2005 5:51:14 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 20 replies · 1,007+ views
    hometownchannel.com ^ | 9-27-05 | ap
    STREATOR, Ill. -- Gary Simko is helping bikers take their last ride. The retired Illinois detective has a specially built hearse that's pulled by a three-wheeled Harley Davidson. Simko said the hearse is modeled after the carriage that carried outlaw Jesse James to his Missouri grave in 1882. Simko usually wears a tuxedo shirt, blue jeans, black leather vest and boots when he is on the job. Sometimes he also puts a single spur on his boots, an old tradition honoring fallen cavalry soldiers.
  • Seven-Year-Old Boy Dies on Water Ride at N.Y. Amusement Park

    08/03/2005 9:14:23 PM PDT · by TheOtherOne · 13 replies · 965+ views
    AP ^ | AP-ES-08-03-05 2239EDT
    Seven-Year-Old Boy Dies on Water Ride at N.Y. Amusement ParkBy Jim Fitzgerald Associated Press Writer Published: Aug 3, 2005 RYE, N.Y. (AP) - A 7-year-old boy was found dead in the water of a boat ride at an historic amusement park Wednesday after he didn't emerge from a tunnel, authorities said. The boy apparently climbed out the boat and got caught in the conveyor belt of the Ye Old Mill, a boat-in-the-dark ride, at Playland in Westchester. The ride that killed the Norwalk, Conn., boy, whose name was not released, is "one of our most benign," County Executive Andrew Spano...
  • Man Gets Jail Instead of Ride From Police

    04/24/2005 12:11:52 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies · 767+ views
    STATESBORO, Ga. - Sgt. Jason Kearney sat in his marked patrol car Thursday, waiting for his colleagues to join him for lunch when Ron Stone asked him for a ride. The Bulloch County deputy agreed to take Stone to his car, but first he insisted on searching Stone for weapons, said Sheriff Lynn Anderson. "Stone told Sergeant Kearney to go ahead," Anderson said. But instead of packing a pistol, the 30-year-old Stone was packing pot — two small bags, Anderson said. Stone told the uniformed officer he had spent the night at a friend's house and the marijuana was not...
  • More Than 40 on Surfboard Break Record

    03/05/2005 7:31:43 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 14 replies · 1,281+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 5, 2005 | Staff
    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - More than 40 surfers cruised into the record books Saturday when they successfully rode a giant surfboard off an Australian beach, breaking the previous world record set by an English team of 14 people in 2003.
  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Confirmed?

    01/17/2005 4:38:09 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies · 6,759+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | Staff
    New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) has long been rumored as desperately seeking the democratic nomination for president in 2008. And while many political observers fully expect the power hungry former First Lady to hit the campaign trail within only a few months of being re-elected as a US Senator in 2006, US News & World report claims to have a confirmation of sorts. From USNews.Com's Washington Whispers: Hillary's in… You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends...
  • Man hung on to to stolen car at 80mph

    01/11/2005 10:36:57 AM PST · by holymoly · 72 replies · 2,643+ views
    Ananova ^ | Jan. 11, 2005 | Ananova
    A US man held on to the back of his sports car and rang police as a thief drove off at speeds of up to 80mph. Tony Young managed to call 911 on his mobile phone as his Ford Mustang Coupe sped through Flint, Michigan. He said he was determined to hang on to his beloved car as it had been stolen before but admitted he thought he was a 'goner'. Mr Young, 35, of Swartz Creek, told the Flint Journal: "I wasn't letting it go again. That car's my pride and joy." The car was stolen from his home...
  • MTV's 'Pimp My Ride' shop fined by feds (Replacing air bags with video screens illegal)

    12/31/2004 9:47:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 75 replies · 8,672+ views
    Tallahassee.com ^ | 12/31/04 | Danny Hakim
    'Pimp My Ride' shop fined by feds Replacing air bags with video screens illegal By Danny Hakim NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE Posted on Fri, Dec. 31, 2004 DETROIT - Pimp the ride, pay the price. In the first of what is expected to be a broader crackdown against auto customization shops, federal regulators this week levied a $16,000 fine on West Coast Customs, the celebrity auto body shop affiliated with MTV's "Pimp My Ride," a reality show that makes over rundown cars. The shop, which has customized sport utility vehicles for celebrities such as Shaquille O'Neal, was fined for...
  • Iran embassy hostage dies in riding fall

    05/08/2004 10:13:07 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 12 replies · 211+ views
    Seattlepi ^ | Saturday, May 8, 2004 | AP
    RECTORTOWN, Va. -- Elizabeth Ann Swift Cronin, one of two women held hostage for 444 days after the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran in 1979, died Friday in a horseback riding accident. She was 63. Cronin was the ranking political officer at the embassy when Iranian students angered by American policies seized the compound. She and Kathryn Koob, then director of the Iran-American Society, were kept largely separated from the 50 men also taken captive. After her release in January 1981, she continued her State Department career with postings in Greece, Jamaica and London and served as...
  • Paul Revere's Ride....April 18, 1775

    04/18/2004 7:29:39 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 30 replies · 3,437+ views
    Dave & Kelly Kleber's main page ^ | unknown | Dave & Kelly Kleber
    Paul Revere's Ride The primary goal of the Brittish regulars was to aprehend the leaders of the opposition, Sam Adams and John Hancock. There secondary goal was, to disarm the populace along the way. Here's the whole story of Paul Revere's ride: Revere confronted 2 British regulars manning a road block as he headed north across Charlestown Neck. As he turned around, the regulars gave chase and he eluded them. He then continued on to Lexington, to the home of Jonas Clarke where Sam Adams and John Hancock were staying. There, his primary mission was fulfilled when he notified Adams...
  • Anti-Terror Marshalls To Ride Trains (UK)

    03/14/2004 4:14:17 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 148+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 3-14-2004 | Juliette Jowit
    Anti-terror marshals to ride trains Hi-tech undercover officers will pose as passengers Juliette Jowit, Mark Townsend and Martin Bright Sunday March 14, 2004 The Observer (UK) Train marshals are to be deployed on Britain's railways amid fears that the network is a prime target for bombers, The Observer can reveal. The officers will travel incognito as passengers and patrol stations on the national rail network and London Underground. The undercover marshals are part of a package of anti-terror measures being planned by British Transport Police. Officers are being equipped with the latest chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear testing kits, and...
  • Teacher, student naked in car S.F. police arrest 30-year-old woman in park with boy, 14

    02/21/2004 4:06:40 AM PST · by csvset · 89 replies · 1,116+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 21 Feb 2004 | Jaxon Van Derbeken
    <p>A 30-year-old San Francisco schoolteacher faces lewd conduct charges after being caught naked in a car after school with a 14-year-old Luther Burbank Middle School student, authorities said Friday.</p> <p>At 5:30 p.m. Thursday, patrol officers driving in an area of McLaren Park known for drugs and prostitution spotted a car with steamed windows, suggesting either drug or sexual activity, according to Capt. Frank O'Malley of the Police Department's Juvenile Division.</p>
  • Man takes $900 cab ride from NYC to upstate New York

    08/08/2003 9:34:17 AM PDT · by bedolido · 11 replies · 285+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 08/08/03 | Staff Writer
    <p>WELLSVILLE, N.Y. -- A man who took a cab more than 200 miles from New York City to western New York didn't get very far after he tried to stiff the driver for $916.50 fare.</p> <p>Police say 23-year-old Jeremy Hartman got out of the cab in the village of Wellsville, where he has relatives, and fled. Police say they found him holed up in a nearby apartment.</p>