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  • Soldiers Injured as Severe Weather Strikes Mississippi Base

    03/04/2008 4:57:52 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 169+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Capt. Christopher J. Heathscott, USA
    CAMP SHELBY JOINT FORCES TRAINING CENTER, Miss., March 4, 2008 – Fourteen soldiers with the Arkansas National Guard's 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team were injured last night when severe weather passed through Camp Shelby. Army Lt. Col. James Treece, commander of 217th Brigade Support Battalion, stands next to wreckage of a barracks at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, Miss., March 3, 2008. Severe weather damaged the barracks and injured 14 soldiers with the Arkansas National Guard's 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Photo by Maj. Craig Heathscott, USA  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Injuries were mainly limited to...
  • Barack Obama: Psychological Transference, Shelby Steele and Obamamania is More than a Cult

    02/21/2008 4:21:53 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 23 replies · 1,571+ views
    21 February 2008 | Vanity
    The Obama Phenomenon On a recent show, Rush Limbaugh opined that the Obama phenomenon was a “cult” and would shortly wear off as people really examined his record and positions. Perhaps, but this debunking will not happen without an awareness of how Senator Obama has achieved so much in so short a time. The phenomenon is obvious. A few examples are: Lisa Lerer from Politico: "This is not a campaign for president of the United States, this is a movement to change the world," he said as he introduced Obama last week in Baltimore. "You do not get 13,000 people...
  • The World's Fastest Street Legal Car (Shelby Ultimate Aero)

    01/25/2008 5:52:03 AM PST · by xsrdx · 28 replies · 26,745+ views
    Business Week on MSNBC ^ | 24 JAN 08 | Stuart Schwartzapfel
    On Sept. 13, 2007, the Shelby SuperCars' Ultimate Aero became the fastest production car in the world. The event took place on a temporarily closed, two-lane stretch of public highway in Washington State. In accordance with Guinness World Records' strict policies, the car had to drive down the highway, turn around, and make a second pass in the opposite direction within one hour. The Ultimate Aero posted 257.41 mph on the first pass and 254.88 mph on the second for an average of 256.18 mph. Official data were collected via a GPS tracking system from Austrian data acquisition company Dewetron....
  • Shenator Shelby against Dream Act

    09/19/2007 10:33:16 AM PDT · by chesley · 3 replies · 172+ views
    I just got off the phone with Senator Shelby's office. Told the lady I was a'gin the DREAM Act. She said, and I quote, "Thank you, sir, so is the Senator". Good news, if true, and I think Richard Shelby is an honorable and honest man.
  • (BREAKING, U.S. Senator) Martinez, US lawmakers' plane evades ground fire in Iraq

    08/31/2007 3:32:10 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 27 replies · 919+ views
    CBS 4 MIAMI ^ | 31 AUGUST 2007 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A military cargo plane carrying Florida Sen. Mel Martinez, two other senators and a House member was forced to take evasive maneuvers and dispatch flares to avoid ground fire after taking off from Baghdad. The lawmakers said their plane, a C-130, was under fire Thursday night from three rocket-propelled grenades over the course of several minutes as they left for Amman, Jordan. ``It was a scary moment,'' said Martinez, R-Fla., who said he had just taken off his body armor when he saw a bright flash outside the window. ``Our pilots were terrific. ... They banked in...
  • Plane carrying Shelby and Cramer fired on above Iraq

    08/31/2007 2:27:00 PM PDT · by houston1 · 16 replies · 582+ views
    The Birmingham News ^ | 08/31/2007 | Mary Orndorff
    A C-130 aircraft carrying an Alabama senator and congressman was fired on this evening as it was flying from Baghdad to Amman, Jordan. The airplane was carrying Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., and Rep. Bud Cramer, D-Huntsville, and two other senators. Three rockets were shot at the plane and were "near misses," Shelby said in a telephone interview. He said the pilot took evasive maneuvers to avoid the rockets. The plane landed safely in Amman at about 4 p.m. central. "I was looking out the window, a little small window, and I saw a shell or something," Shelby said. "And then...
  • Deer hunting on duty...in Shelby Farms (Deputies Spotlighting...)

    08/06/2007 4:44:13 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 25 replies · 1,470+ views
    Channel 3 ^ | 7/18/07 | Andy Wise
    SHELBY FARMS, EAST MEMPHIS -- Investigators say they can't decide which is more outrageous... Two sheriff's deputies killing deer out of season while on duty in a public park... or the fact they took pictures of themselves doing it. Former Shelby County Sheriff's Deputy Thomas Braswell and suspended Shelby County Sheriff's Deputy Aaron Pretti have been charged in connection with an incident that happened at Shelby Farms last July. According to records from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, one of its officers received a tip from the Shelby County Sheriff's Office's Internal Affairs division. The tip said someone was circulating...
  • Alabama Senators immigration comments

    05/19/2007 6:52:46 AM PDT · by teldon30 · 22 replies · 879+ views
    Senator Shelby’s statement: “Although a bill has not yet been released, I have serious concerns about early reports of the legislation, including the status of illegal immigrants already in this country. Make no mistake about it -- I will continue to oppose any proposal that rewards those who have broken the law to enter this country.” --------- U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) made the following comments today regarding comprehensive immigration reform legislation in the Senate: "I will not vote for, and will actively oppose, immigration legislation that does not meet the expectations of the American people on important issues such...
  • Schools weigh inclusiveness, calendar without 'Christmas' (Shelby County TN)

    01/24/2007 2:11:18 PM PST · by Sybeck1 · 17 replies · 860+ views
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | January 24, 2007 | Lindsay Melvin
    Shelby County Schools' newest board member, Fred Johnson, wants to change "Christmas Break" to "Winter Break" on the school calendar. "I want to make it inclusive of every religious group," he said. Johnson's unexpected declaration, during a recent discussion of the 2007-08 and 2008-09 school calendars, did not sit well with all board members. "This is America. Since Day One, we've recognized Christmas as Christmas and Christmas Break as Christmas Break," said board member Joe Clayton, who said he would never support a change of the wording. The two-week break between December and January has captured the board's attention before....
  • State Senator Arrested on DUI Charge After Accident [Kathryn Bowers of Memphis]

    09/02/2006 4:41:21 AM PDT · by mcg2000 · 20 replies · 1,116+ views
    WREG Memphis ^ | September 2, 2006 | Staff
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. State Senator Kathryn Bowers is charged with driving under the influence after a traffic accident yesterday afternoon. W-M-C-T-V reports that the Memphis Democrat was treated for non-critical injuries at Regional Medical Center and released. Bowers is one of five current or former lawmakers charged in Tennessee Waltz. She said this week she was stepping down from office because of health problems. Police said a car driven by Bowers sideswiped a UPS truck. She was charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving and failure to maintain control. Her attorney says he was looking into whether recent changes to...
  • Bill allocates funds for Dauphin Island Beach purchases (Pork Alert)

    07/31/2006 5:48:00 PM PDT · by Small-L · 4 replies · 352+ views
    Dauphin Island Times ^ | July 14, 2006 | Mark
    Under a spending bill passed Thursday by the Senate Appropriations Committee approximately $2.5million would be appropriated for public beach and wildlife habitat purchases on Dauphin Island out of the next federal budget. The bill was created by Republican Senator Richard Shelby of Alabama. Senator Shelby heads the subcommittee that crafted the spending bill. Why is this happening, you ask? Because Shelby knows Dauphin Island needs these things for its continued growth as a socio-economic entity. Because Dauphin Island officials don't have the resources to do this themselves. And because he's in a position to allocate a small portion of pork...
  • US Congress seeks military action on Hezbollah, Hamas

    11/22/2002 6:47:35 AM PST · by veronica · 37 replies · 233+ views
    Middle East Online ^ | 11-19-02 | Maxim Kniazkov
    The United States should conduct military strikes against Hezbollah and Hamas facilities in the Middle East before engaging in any military action against Iraq, the leaders of an influential US Senate committee demanded Sunday. Democratic Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Bob Graham and his Republican counterpart, Richard Shelby, made their recommendation amid increasing concern among member of the US intelligence community that if faced with certain downfall, Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein could hand over weapons of mass destruction to regional terrorist groups. "Against those international terrorists such as Hezbollah and Hamas, we need to be launching attacks on their headquarters and...
  • 2007 Shelby Mustangs: $20,000 over sticker

    05/19/2006 7:10:32 AM PDT · by mr. mojo risin · 91 replies · 2,576+ views
    cnn.com ^ | 5-19-06 | Valdes-Dapena
    GT500 will not be released until later this month, but dealers pre-selling cars on the Internet get high prices. NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Ford hasn't yet announced the price of the 2007 Shelby Cobra GT500. But, whatever it is, buyers have already indicated a willingness to pay at least $20,000 more. The Shelby Cobra GT500 is a version of the popular Ford Mustang equipped with a 500-horsepower supercharged V-8 engine. The original Shelby GT500s, made in the late 1960s by race driver turned sports car maker Carroll Shelby, are now highly coveted collectibles that can sell for hundreds of thousands...
  • Our Broken Immigration System

    04/19/2006 11:49:06 PM PDT · by teldon30 · 11 replies · 475+ views
    US Senator Richard C. Shelby ^ | March 17, 2006 | Richard Shelby
    During my recent county visits throughout the state, one issue was brought up at every meeting – Illegal Immigration. My goal during these meetings is to learn from Alabamians about the problems they face each day and issues that concern them. These meetings provided me a true understanding of the concerns Alabamians have about illegal immigration and I want you to know that I agree. This is a problem that must be addressed immediately and comprehensively. I believe the first step in immigration reform should be to stem the flow of illegal aliens moving across our borders. Each day, thousands...
  • Shelby backs tough stance on illegals

    02/07/2006 7:19:30 AM PST · by SC33 · 14 replies · 400+ views
    The Decatur Daily ^ | February 7, 2006 | Holly Hollman
    ATHENS — U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby could easily answer questions about Jesus and abortion Monday at Athens High School. How to deal with the conservatively estimated 12 million illegal aliens in the United States required a more complex answer that included Shelby disagreeing with President Bush. "The immigration system is broken," said Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa, who referred to Bush's temporary worker program as one problem. In 2004, Bush proposed a temporary worker program to match willing foreign workers with willing U.S. employers when no Americans would fill their jobs. These temporary workers must either return to their home countries at the...
  • (Rep Harold Ford Jr) Ford's Bay Area fund-raiser hits snag

    11/30/2005 3:55:10 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 30 replies · 1,010+ views
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | November 30, 2005 | Oliver Staley
    Opposition to Gay Marriage Causes Delay of Event Rep. Harold Ford Jr.'s opposition to gay marriage may win him votes in Tennessee, but it's costing him money in San Francisco where a fund-raiser was postponed after Bay Area politicians got wind of Ford's stance. The fund-raiser, scheduled for Saturday at the trendy Bubble Lounge, was put on ice after San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and others backed away from the event. Newsom, who made headlines for conducting gay marriages, urged Ford to cancel the event after he learned Ford voted for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, according to the...
  • WSJ: Shelby to the Rescue (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac reform)

    07/27/2005 5:01:28 AM PDT · by OESY · 4 replies · 425+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 27, 2005 | Editorial
    The doughty band of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac reformers isn't beaten yet. Senate Banking Committee Chairman Richard Shelby plans to mark up a bill this week to protect taxpayers against the risky business of these "government-sponsored enterprises," and the question is whether he can coax enough skittish Republicans to pass it. The Alabama Senator's proposal is a quantum improvement over the non-reform that passed the House Financial Services Committee earlier this year. In particular, it would force Fan and Fred to reduce their portfolios of mortgage-backed securities, a source of great profit for the companies but also of significant...
  • The Reuniting of Automotive Icons(Shelby Mustang is back!)

    03/23/2005 8:23:28 PM PST · by kellynla · 61 replies · 1,673+ views
    MACLEANS.CA ^ | 3/23/2005 | TrevorHoffmann
    I'm guessing I'm not alone among auto enthusiasts in having a special place in my heart for Shelby Mustang Cobras. I've driven a few examples over the years, with the most memorable an extremely rare and well preserved 1968 GT-500KR - KR being short for King of the Road. Such a title might seem more appropriate for Bill Ford and Carroll Shelby's latest Mustang, the Shelby Cobra GT500 Concept. Since the automotive businesses favourite octogenarian has been back with the blue oval gang he's been very busy. He oversaw the development of the reinvented Cobra roadster which debuted at last...
  • Ouch. Owweee. 2005 Ford Shelby Mustang (Vanity)

    02/26/2005 10:24:29 AM PST · by Danae · 30 replies · 2,765+ views
    Ok, take a look at this link. I know this is a car, but Damn. Just Damn. I am wanting to know what all'ya'all think of this beastly beauty.
  • Three Shelby officials leave Democratic Party for GOP (KY)

    12/20/2004 1:36:21 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 18 replies · 1,216+ views
    The Courier-Journal | 12/18/04 | Elisabeth J. Beardsley
    Link Dang copyright laws.