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  • Boy disciplined after waving gun-shaped pizza slice

    12/17/2011 11:36:36 AM PST · by bkopto · 77 replies
    WKRN TV Nashville ^ | Dec 14, 2011 | Staff
    For the rest of the semester, a Rutherford County elementary student has to eat lunch at the "silent table" for allegedly waving around a slice of pizza some say resembled a gun. Nicholas Taylor attends David Youree Elementary School in Smyrna, about 30 miles southeast of Nashville. School leaders say the 10-year-old threatened other students at his lunch table with a piece of pizza with bites out of it so it looked like a gun and when asked about it was initially not truthful. Nicholas' mother LeAnn calls her son's punishment "absolutely ridiculous" saying he was just playing around and...
  • Bishop Chrysostom of Smyrna was lynched by Muslims today in 1922

    09/09/2010 10:00:48 AM PDT · by eleni121 · 24 replies
    Hellenic News ^ | 09/09/10 | ME
    "A greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends".
  • AWOL U-S soldier caught in New Smyrna Beach

    01/12/2010 3:44:54 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies · 925+ views
    WOFL FOX 35 ^ | Jan 12 2010 | WOFL FOX 35
    VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - An AWOL U-S soldier was arrested in New Smyrna Beach and the FBI is on the case because they say he is actually in the country illegally The 28-year old is a citizen of Iraq. U-S Immigration revoked his visa after he went AWOL from the military in Kansas.
  • Excavations put Izmir at 8,500 years old

    11/03/2008 6:43:13 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies · 698+ views
    Turkish Daily News ^ | Friday, October 31, 2008 | unattributed
    New excavations have revealed that Izmir, once believe to be 5,000 years old, may be as old as 8,500 years. Associate professor Zafer Derin of the Ege University archeology department, the head of the excavation team, said in a written statement his team had removed 150 artifacts discovered at the Yeflilova Tumulus excavation site, reported the Anatolia news agency. Saying the findings discovered in the excavation played an important role in identifying those who lived in the area 8,500 years ago, Derin said: "Findings obtained from the excavation determined that those who lived in this area 8,500 years ago had...
  • Paradise Lost Smyrna 1922: The Destruction of Islam’s City of Tolerance by Giles Milton

    06/15/2008 2:37:54 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 21 replies · 507+ views
    Timesonline.co.uk ^ | June 15, 2008 | William Dalrymple
    For centuries, the great city of Smyrna was a European foothold on the Anatolian coast. The British Levantine Company had had a factory there since 1667, trading in raisins and carpets, and even then the place was renowned for its lively social life. Francesco Lupazzoli, the priapic Venetian consul, lived on a diet of fruit, bread and water and a few slices of unseasoned meat, yet survived until the age of 114, and fathered 126 children on his five wives and innumerable Smyrniot mistresses. By the end of the 19th century, Smyrna had grown into one of the largest, richest...
  • 1.5 million Turks rally against pro-Islamic ruling party, pressuring government ahead of vote

    05/13/2007 3:08:14 PM PDT · by Valin · 33 replies · 2,278+ views
    AP ^ | 5/13/07 | Suzan Fraser
    IZMIR, Turkey – Choking the highways and crammed onto ferries, hundreds of thousands of Turks streamed into this port city on Sunday in an enormous show of opposition to the pro-Islamic ruling party, increasing pressure on the government ahead of early elections. Some 1.5 million protesters carried anti-government banners, red-and-white Turkish flags and pictures of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who founded the secular republic in 1923. Turkish flags hung from balconies and windows, as well as buses and fishing boats and yachts bobbing in Izmir's bay. “I am here to defend my country,” said Yuksel Uysal, a teacher. “I am here...
  • Smyrna, TN: Congregations vie for same church

    12/10/2006 4:20:05 PM PST · by sionnsar · 5 replies · 404+ views
    VirtueOnline-News ^ | 12/09/2006 | Colleen Creamer
    Members of All Saints' Church in Smyrna remaining after the rest of the congregation split to form St. Patrick's Anglican Church will cross paths with their former brethren Sunday. Both congregations are claiming rights to the same church facility at 1401 Lee Victory Parkway. The Rev. Ray Kasch of St. Patrick's and former head of All Saints', said he got a call from the Rt. Rev. Bertram Nelson Herlong, the Bishop of Tennessee, telling him that Herlong would be holding an 11 a.m. service for members of All Saints' at the Smyrna church. "I said, 'Bishop, there is nobody left...
  • Six men arrested were in U.S. illegally

    11/22/2006 2:30:59 AM PST · by ethics · 31 replies · 1,422+ views
    Marietta Daily Journal ^ | November 22, 2006 | Amanda Casciaro
    MARIETTA - Cobb police have arrested six Hispanic men for manufacturing identification documents at Twelve Oaks Apartments on Austell Road in an undercover sting that authorities expect will lead to more arrests. Because the investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are pending, police did not release information about the Oct. 25 arrests until Tuesday. Agents from the Marietta-Cobb-Smyrna Organized Crime and Intelligence Unit executed a search warrant for an apartment at 8 p.m. Oct. 25 and walked in on a "large operation," Cobb Police Department spokesman Officer Wayne Delk said. Officers seized about 1,300 photographs, 217 completed identification cards, various...
  • Threat Matrix: Daily Terror Threat - June 2006

    06/01/2006 7:04:43 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,694 replies · 25,684+ views
    Al-Qaeda's Long March to War (Full Story) In recent weeks, media reports from both Iraq and Afghanistan have suggested the appearance of a slow evolution of the Islamist insurgents' tactics in the direction of the battlefield deployment of larger mujahideen units that attack "harder" facilities.These attacks are not replacing small-unit attacks, ambushes, kidnappings, assassinations and suicide bombings in either country, but rather seem to be initial and tentative forays toward another stage of fighting. Karzai Condemns U.S. Troops Using Gunfire Taliban Kill, Kidnap Dozens of Afghan Police US Sends More Troops into Iraq Where does Karzai go from here?...
  • The Georgia Connection

    06/06/2006 10:48:24 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies · 706+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 06/06/06 | Michelle Malkin
    I obtained the unsealed March 2006 affidavit detailing charges against Ehsanul Islam Sadequee, one of the two Georgia-based Muslim men tied to the Canada terror bust. There are many interesting tidbits included--note the encrypted CD that FBI technicians are unable to crack and the court-authorized electronic surveillance on a phone conversation between one of the suspected jihadis and his siter--so I'm reprinting the entire document here:UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -X UNITED STATES OF AMERICA File Under Seal -...
  • Izmir may become next Jewish tourist attraction in Turkey

    11/10/2002 4:07:43 AM PST · by Turk2 · 13 replies · 119+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Nov. 5, 2002 | Haim Shapiro
    Izmir may become next Jewish tourist attraction in TurkeyHaim Shapiro, Nov. 5, 2002 Jerusalem Post - Jewish sites in the Turkish city of Izmir could become major tourist attractions, according to one of the participants in a recent Israeli academic survey of the Mediterranean port. Archeology student Aharon Greener, who is to participate in a seminar on Wednesday at Bar-Ilan University on the ancient treasures of the Jewish community of Izmir, said a major project is underway to preserve these sites and make them accessible to visitors. Greener said that during the visit to Izmir, members of the local Jewish...
  • Who Burned Izmir

    01/10/2003 11:30:44 AM PST · by a_Turk · 26 replies · 425+ views
    I keep getting slandered so I thought I'd post this. Who Burned Izmir? In 1920 Izmir was given up to the Greeks by the Ottomans as part of a Peace agreement proposed by Churchill. Although intended as an allied occupation under the armistice terms, it was in fact a Greek occupation which quickly became an excuse to extend the boundaries of Greece across the Aegean in accordance with the Greek dream of rejuvenating the Byzantine Empire. In a three week battle Ataturk threw the Greeks back into the sea, captured the Greek commanding general and re-entered Izmir triumphant. The retreating...
  • A priest is beaten in Izmir, to the cries of 'we will kill you all'

    02/10/2006 6:43:44 AM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 67 replies · 1,733+ views
    Asia News ^ | 2-9-2006 | not attributed
    This latest attack targets a Slovenian friar and comes the same day the Vatican confirms Benedict XVI’s visit to Turkey, scheduled for November. Ankara (AsiaNews) – With the battle cry “we will kill you all” a group of youths launched themselves in attack on a Franciscan friar in Izmir (the ancient Smyrna). The attack took place within the confines of St. Helen’s parish. Speaking with evident emotion, Msgr Luigi Padovese, Apostolic Vicar of Anatolia, says “The boys grabbed him by the throat shouting “we will kill you all””. According to the bishop this latest aggression is “fruit of rampant fanaticism”....
  • St Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, Martyr[Disciple of St John,the Evangelist]

    02/24/2003 7:24:14 PM PST · by Lady In Blue · 23 replies · 413+ views
    CIN ^ | 1864 | Rev Alban Butler
    FEBRUARY 24 The Encyclical Epistle of the Church at Smyrnam Concerning the Martyrdom of the Holy Polycarp (Palm DOC) ST POLYCARP, BISHOP OF SMYRNA, MARTYR From his acts, written by the church of Smyrna in an excellent circular letter to the churches of Pontus, immediately after his martyrdom, a niece abridged by Eusebius, b. 4, c. 14 highly esteemed by the ancients. Joseph Scaliger, a supercilious critic, says that nothing in the whole course of church history so strongly affected him as the perusal of these acts, and those relating to the martyrs of Lyons; that he never read...
  • Smyrna 1922: The Destruction of a City (Anniversary of the forgotten genocide)

    08/29/2003 9:10:39 PM PDT · by Destro · 110 replies · 5,412+ views
    christianity-books.com ^ | Marjorie Housepian Dobkin
    In September of 1922, Mustapha Kemal (Ataturk), the victorious revolutionary leader of Turkey, led his troops into Smyrna (now Izmir) a predominantly Christian city, as a flotilla of 27 Allied warships -including 3 American destroyers- looked on. The Turks soon proceeded to indulge in an orgy of pillage, rape and slaughter that the western powers anxious to protect their oil and trade interests in Turkey, condoned by their silence and refusal to intervene. Turkish forces then set fire to the legendary city and totally destroyed it. There followed a massive cover-up by tacit agreement of the Western Allies. By...
  • U.S. veterans join Laotians to show support for war

    03/30/2003 4:45:16 AM PST · by GailA · 6 replies · 243+ views
    The Tennessean ^ | 3/30/03 | Shelia Burke
    <p>The Nashville-based Laotian Airborne Association — a group of veterans who fought with the Americans in the Vietnam War — gathered last night in Smyrna to voice support for the war in Iraq.</p> <p>''We are the faithful allies,'' said Col. Khambang Sibounheuang, a proud warrior known as Col. K.B. to his American military friends. ''We support George W. Bush. We support our troops in the Gulf.'' He added that he wanted the troops to come home safely.</p>