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  • THE LITTLE BLACK BABY IN A BLUE BLANKET

    12/08/2009 7:52:04 PM PST · by freedomyes · 4 replies · 473+ views
    TownHall ^ | Dec 8 09 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    However, in my prayers I would lift to God the blue blanket. Then I would offer the Lord a simple petition: “Please, Jesus, bring back to us our son. Bring him back to us for we love him.”
  • Man Finds His Long-Lost Dad Is Charles Manson

    11/23/2009 4:35:09 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 57 replies · 2,825+ views
    Sky News ^ | 11/23/2009 | Sky News
    A US man has spoken of his anguish after discovering his long-lost father is apparently the notorious serial killer Charles Manson. Matthew Roberts, 41, tracked down his biological mother after she put him up for adoption in 1968. But he sank into depression after the woman revealed his dad is none other than the jailed cult leader, The Sun reported.
  • Father kills teen son after allegation of sex abuse of toddler

    11/19/2009 10:52:01 AM PST · by jerry557 · 113 replies · 5,535+ views
    nydailynews.com ^ | 11/19/2009 | Unknown
    An enraged Highland Park, Michigan father is accused of killing his son - as he begged for his life - after learning the teen may have sexually abused a toddler. Jamar Pinkney Sr., 37, irate over hearing his 15-year-old son Jamar Pinkney Jr. had sexual contact with a 3-year-old girl made the teen strip at gunpoint, marched him to a vacant lot and shot him to death despite pleas from the boy and his mother, a relative said. Michigan authorities filed a first-degree murder charge Wednesday against Pinkney Sr. in his son's shooting death Monday. Defense attorney Corbett O'Meara said...
  • Son of sacked drugs advisor David Nutt pictured 'smoking cannabis' on Facebook

    11/14/2009 9:26:20 PM PST · by bogusname · 13 replies · 797+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | November 15, 2009 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The son of sacked government drugs advisor David Nutt has posted pictures of himself on the internet apparently smoking cannabis. Steve Nutt, 24, is pictured on his Facebook page looking much the worse for wear. In one snap, his face is covered with paint and he is puffing on what could be a joint of cannabis. In a second photograph he is wearing a Santa hat with what appears to be another joint in his right hand. On the right-hand side of the photo, one of Nutt's friends looks to be preparing a second joint.
  • Mom charged in son's fatal overdose

    10/19/2009 9:13:03 PM PDT · by Saije · 5 replies · 517+ views
    Journal Sentinel ^ | 10/19/2009 | Jesse Garza
    A 46-year-old Burlington woman accused of teaching her teenage son how to shoot heroin was charged Monday in connection with his death from an overdose. Patricia L. Strosina was charged with intentionally contributing to the delinquency of a child resulting in death in connection with the death of her 16-year-old son Raymond Strosina, according to a criminal complaint. The boy was found by his father in the father's home in the Town of Waterford on Sept. 14, slumped over a desk in a basement computer room, according to the complaint. A syringe, a burned spoon and other drug paraphernalia were...
  • Son, 18, runs off with 34-year-old stepmother - after being reunited with his father

    10/19/2009 8:47:43 PM PDT · by Saije · 27 replies · 1,887+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/19/2009 | Chris Brooke
    An 18-year-old ran off with his stepmother after being reunited with his father for the first time since he was a baby, a court has heard. Benjamin Smith met his father Andrew Smith in the summer of last year and moved in to his house to begin the family life both men had never enjoyed. But the emotional reunion went disastrously wrong for the father. His 34-year-old wife Dawn began an affair with her teenage stepson and eventually the marriage collapsed, York Magistrates’ Court was told. The unlikely couple left to begin a new life together 60 miles away in...
  • They were lying

    10/18/2009 12:22:05 PM PDT · by nmh · 52 replies · 2,121+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10/18/09 | AP FOX News
    Colorado Authorities: 'Balloon Boy' Flight 'Was a Stunt' Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden announced at a press conference on Sunday that Colorado authorities have ruled the "balloon boy's" flight a hoax. "It has been determined that this is a hoax. We believe we have evidence at this point to indicate that this was a publicity stunt," Alderden told reporters. Authorities believe the alleged plot was hatched in an attempt by the Heene family "to better market themselves for a reality show at some point in the future," Alderden said. "They were lying." ... http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,568420,00.html
  • Please give moral support to Christian/Newsom families (Vanity)

    08/28/2009 11:41:10 AM PDT · by TennesseeGirl · 8 replies · 1,097+ views
    Facebook ^ | Aug 28, 2009 | Self
    "Please Pray for Justice for my baby girl and our angel, Channon" http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=10952439561&ref=nf
  • Torture-slayings trial, Day 9: Victim's families: Jury 'let us down' with Letalvis Cobbins verdict

    08/26/2009 5:13:07 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 14 replies · 1,599+ views
    knox news ^ | 35 mins ago | Jamie Satterfield
    Torture-slayings trial, Day 9: Victim's families: Jury 'let us down' with Letalvis Cobbins verdict KNOXVILLE - The families of a young Knox County couple tortured and killed in January 2007 tonight sharply criticized a jury's decision to spare defendant Letalvis Cobbins the death penalty. "I think the jury has let us down," said Mary Newsom, mother of murder victim Chris Newsom. "I think they've let Channon and Chris down. We were hoping for the death penalty." After deliberating a little more than two hours, the jury delivered its verdict about 6:50 p.m. in Judge Richard Baumgartner's courtroom. The judge polled...
  • Son of Key Figure in N.Y. Senate Coup Gets Job in Chamber ($120K job for state senator's son)

    08/12/2009 2:38:08 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 9 replies · 457+ views
    WSJ | AP ^ | 8/11/09
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- The son of a powerful state senator instrumental in this summer's Senate coup was given a newly created $120,000 job in the chamber in the latest political appointment during the governor's hiring freeze. Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada's son, Pedro G. Espada, holds the new job of Senate liaison between governments, Senate Democratic majority spokesman Austin Shafran confirmed Tuesday. The elder Mr. Espada, a Bronx Democrat, was one of the dissidents who created a June coup in the Senate when he joined a Republican-led coalition, taking the slim majority from his Democratic party in exchange for a...
  • Face of Defense: Mother, Son Bond in Afghanistan

    08/10/2009 4:03:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 585+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Pfc. Andrya Hill, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, Afghanistan, Aug. 10, 2009 – Deployed soldiers always have kissed their families goodbye and headed off to war with the expectation of learning to handle the constant heartache of missing their loved ones. However, in a rare exception, a mother and her son have found themselves assigned here together. Army Maj. Una Alderman, chief nurse officer for the 452nd Army Reserve, from Wisconsin, tends to a patient at the hospital on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, Aug. 5, 2009. She is stationed in the same area of operations as her son, Army Staff Sgt. Seth Alderman,...
  • Ovadia Yosef's Son Resisted Dwek's Illegal Temptation

    07/26/2009 6:27:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 277+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 7/26/2009 | staff
    (IsraelNN.com) Rabbi David Yosef, the son of Shas party spiritual leader Ovadia Yosef, resisted a bribe offered by state's witness Solomon Dwek in the American investigation that resulted in the arrest of 44 people on charges of bribery or money laundering last week, according to a report by News One on Sunday. The report says that Dwek came to the younger Rabbi Yosef and offered to cash a $25,000 for him in exchange for a percentage of the money, claiming he had nothing to eat and that the rabbi was obligated to save him. The rabbi was careful enough to...
  • Father and Son Serve Together in Iraq

    07/18/2009 5:45:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 514+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Patricia Ruth, USA
    Staff Sgt. Glennie Burks, Jr., left, and Maj. Glennie Burks, Sr. enjoy some father-son time before his son re-deploys. Photo by Photo by Chief Petty Officer Michael Kennedy. BAGHDAD — Burks and Burks—one a major and the other a staff sergeant—are both serving their country on their second combat tour in Iraq. The younger Burks, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Glennie Burks, Jr., has done 15 months this time around. He’s been serving in the Army for seven years and has excelled since basic training in 2002 at Fort Sill, Okla. In 2003, Burks, Jr. did his first deployment to Iraq...
  • Is Khamenei's son leading Iran crackdowns? (answer Yes)

    07/11/2009 4:02:19 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies · 367+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 10, 2009 at 8:35 am EST | Arthur Bright
    A report says senior conservative clerics are concerned over Ayatollah Khamenei's alleged attempt to groom his son for leadership. As protesters return to the streets in Iran to demonstrate against Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and the results of the recent election, a new report says that Mr. Khamenei's son, Mojtaba Khamenei, is leading the government's anti-protest militias. The Guardian reports that, according to "a politician with strong connections to the security apparatus" in Iran, Mr. Mojtaba's leading role in the crackdown has "dismayed many of the country's senior clerics, conservative politicians, and Revolutionary Guard generals."
  • Khamenei's son takes control of Iran's anti-protest militia

    07/08/2009 12:49:58 PM PDT · by DGHoodini · 3 replies · 385+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | Wednesday 8 July 2009 | Julian Borger
    The son of Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has taken control of the militia being used to crush the protest movement, according to a senior Iranian source. The source, a politician with strong connections to the security apparatus, said that the leading role being played by Mojtaba Khamenei had dismayed many of the country's senior clerics, conservative politicians and Revolutionary Guard generals. But these conservatives are reluctant to challenge the Khameneis openly out of fear that any conflict would destabilise the Islamic Republic and weaken Iran in the region. Instead they will use their positions in the organs of...
  • Mother, Son Serve Together in Iraq

    07/05/2009 2:56:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 794+ views
    Capt. Dorothy Watkins and Spc. Joshua Watkins, both of Hazleton, Pa., are deployed to Camp Taji, a base camp north of Baghdad, with the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania National Guard. Photo by Jon Soles, Multi-National Division – Baghdad. TAJI — One Pennsylvania National Guard Soldier has two ways he can address Capt. Dorothy Watkins. He can call her ma'am or he can call her mom. Spc. Joshua Watkins and his mother, Capt. Watkins, are both serving here with the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division. The mother and son from Hazleton, Pa., are...
  • Khamenei's son: Iran Experts: Key Role In Protest Crackdown: Potential Successor As Supreme Leader

    06/28/2009 5:13:51 AM PDT · by Son House · 13 replies · 1,508+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 25, 2009 | Jeffrey Fleishman
    There are few anecdotes about him, and pictures, at least ones that have appeared publicly, are scarce. The younger Khamenei operates behind an elaborate security structure, an overlapping world that stretches from Iran's Revolutionary Guards to the motorcycle-riding Basiji. That accumulation of control was used to outflank reformists such as Hashemi Rafsanjani and Hossein Ali Montazeri, revered figures of the Islamic Revolution who years ago had questioned the senior Khamenei's qualifications as supreme leader. The violence that has erupted over the last week -- state media have reported that 10 to 19 people have died -- were in part the...
  • Duke University official accused of offering son, 5, for sex

    06/26/2009 11:48:42 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 176 replies · 6,246+ views
    pioneer depressed/ap ^ | 6-26-09 | Devlin Barrett
    WASHINGTON — A Duke University official has been arrested and charged with offering his adopted five-year-old son for sex. Frank Lombard, the school's associate director of the Center for Health Policy, was arrested after an Internet sting, according to the FBI's Washington field office and the city's police department. According to an affidavit by DC Police Det. Timothy Palchak, an unnamed informant facing charges in his own child sex case led authorities to Lombard. Authorities said that Lombard tried to persuade a person — whom he did not know was a police officer — to travel to North Carolina to...
  • A Love Letter from Our Heavenly Father?

    06/21/2009 11:09:33 AM PDT · by FredJake · 20 replies · 837+ views
    Post Scripts ^ | 6/21/09 | OneVike
    A Love Letter from Our Heavenly Father?by OneVike When asked by His disciples to teach them how to pray as the John's disciples prayed, Jesus gave them this prayer as a model. Luke 11:1-2 “Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.”...
  • Face of Defense: Father, Son Serve Together in Iraq

    06/19/2009 4:56:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 372+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea, USA
    BAGHDAD, June 19, 2009 – This Father’s day weekend has special meaning for Army Maj. Benjamin Rex. Rex, a native of Albion, Ind., is serving here alongside his son, Army Pfc. Jeromy Bruce Rex. Army Pfc. Jeromy Rex, left, and Army Maj. Benjamin Rex pose for a picture during a reunion at Joint Security Station Loyalty, Iraq. The Fort Bragg, N.C.-based father and son both serve with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The soldiers serve together with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team, based out of...
  • Fidel Castro's son falls for Colombian woman who turns out to be a man

    06/15/2009 7:01:11 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 20 replies · 1,303+ views
    o-sentinel ^ | 15-June-2009
    One of Fidel Castro's sons carried on an eight-month flirtation over the Internet with a person he believed was a Colombian woman. Surprise! The woman was actually a Miami man. The trickster said the prank, broadcast on a Miami TV station, showed it's possible to get around Cuba's security. ''Guess where I am and I will make love to you without stopping,'' Antonio Castro Soto del Valle, Fidel's son and physician for the Cuban national baseball team, reportedly wrote ''Claudia'' during a January trip to Russia with his uncle Raúl. But ''Claudia'' turned out to be Luis Domínguez, a Cuban-born...
  • "Light Of The World"

    06/07/2009 8:35:53 AM PDT · by OneVike · 12 replies · 482+ views
    Post Scripts ^ | 6/7/09 | OneVike
    When a person thinks about light, usually the first thing that will come to mind is the sun. We have been taught that the sun is the center of the solar system and thus it is the light of the world. This ball of fire that life on earth depends upon, is so massive in size that it contains 99.85% of all the matter in the Solar System, or 332,800 times that of earth. The distance from earth to the sun is 93,000,000 miles, which would take you 71 years to travel going 150 mph. The sun creates energy...
  • Face of Defense: Father, Son Serve Under Same Colors in Iraq

    06/04/2009 5:35:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 395+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Cpl. Bobbie A. Curtis, USMC
    CAMP TAQADDUM, Iraq, June 4, 2009 – When Cpl. Jared P. Lopez joined the Marine Corps in September 2006, he always knew there would be a possibility that he would deploy at the same time as his father, who has served in the Marine Corps for nearly 20 years. But he didn’t think they would end up on the same base in Iraq. Marine Corps Master Sgt. Juan Lopez, left, stands with his son, Marine Corps Cpl. Jared P. Lopez, at Camp Taqaddum, Iraq, May 23, 2009. The two Marines found themselves serving side by side when both of...
  • Face of Defense: Officer Swears in Son from Thousands of Miles Away

    05/26/2009 4:52:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 411+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Pfc. J.P. Lawrence, USA
    BASRA, Iraq, May 26, 2009 – Army Lt. Col. Harold Turner is a man of plans. As the logistics planner in the plans cell of the 34th “Red Bull” Infantry Division, he helps develop logistical support for operations across the nine southern provinces of Iraq. Army Lt. Col. Harold Turner, logistics planner in the plans cell of the 34th Infantry Division, prepares to swear his son, Brett, into the U.S. Army via a webcam connection on the Internet between Baghdad and Iowa. Courtesy photo   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. His son, Brett, planned to follow his father...
  • Face of Defense: Soldiers Keep Up Family Tradition

    05/18/2009 4:25:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 296+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Sgt. Carlos Valdez, USA
    BAGHDAD, May 18, 2009 – A father and son serving together in Multinational Division Baghdad on Camp Liberty, Iraq, epitomize their family’s tradition of service. Army Spc. Allen Heredia, left, and his son, Army Pfc. Steven Heredia, share a moment together on Camp Liberty, Iraq. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Carlos Valdez  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Army Spc. Allen Heredia is a military police soldier with the 810th Military Police Company, Task Force 91 Military Police, 8th Military Police Brigade. His son, Army Pfc. Steven Allen Heredia, is a supply specialist assigned to the MP brigade’s Headquarters...
  • Police: Father Shoots Son In Self-Defense

    04/06/2009 5:10:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies · 529+ views
    wsmv.com ^ | 5 April, 2009 | NA
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Metro detectives said on Saturday that a father shot his son in self-defense at a home on Fourteenth Avenue North, near Metro Center. Police said John Culp Jr. was threatening his father, John Culp Sr., and grandmother with a box cutter. The son was in critical condition Saturday night at a hospital. When he's released, he'll be arrested on charges that he went after his grandmother with a box cutter, police siad. Police said they did not believe the father would be charged but that would have to be determined by the district attorney's office.
  • Noblesville Man Arrested After Shooting His Son

    03/07/2009 12:49:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies · 559+ views
    wibc.com ^ | 5 March, 2009 | Joe Wambach
    A 69-year-old Noblesville man has been arrested after shooting his son in both legs Thursday. Roy Baber told police his son threatened him with a weapon and he shot him in self-defense. 44-year-old Duane Baber was taken to Methodist Hospital with wounds that investigators said don't appear to be life- threatening. A knife and handgun were recovered from the residence at 8735 Luann Drive.
  • Face of Defense: Father, Son Team Up for Iraq Reconstruction (ESSAYONS)

    02/25/2009 3:21:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 255+ views
    TALLIL AIR BASE, Iraq, Feb. 25, 2009 – An Arkansas father-and-son team is part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ massive rebuilding efforts in Iraq. Eric Gillespie and his father, Denver Gillespie, both Navy veterans and Army Corps of Engineers employees from Arkansas, are serving together on a six-month deployment with ACE’s Gulf Region South district overseeing construction projects in Iraq. U.S. Army photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Denver and Eric Gillespie, both Navy veterans and ACE employees, soon will complete their six-month tours. What made the deployment so special was meeting, working with and getting to...
  • Father, Son Work Together to Rebuild Iraq (ESSAYONS)

    02/12/2009 3:17:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 234+ views
    Denver Gillespie enjoys a moment while visiting with students at Al Haboosh primary school in Dhi Qar Province near Tallil Air Base in southern Iraq. USACE photo by Norris Jones. TALLIL AIR BASE — An Arkansas father and son team are part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ massive rebuilding efforts throughout Iraq. Denver and Eric Gillespie will soon be completing their six-month tours and say what made the deployment so special was meeting, working with, and getting to know the Iraqi people.Shortly after returning stateside, Denver will be retiring. He says the Iraq deployment was a great way...
  • Son of a preacher man

    02/07/2009 8:34:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies · 451+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/7/09 | PAUL WIDEN
    'Fredrik" recently finished basic training in the 51st Battalion of the Golani Brigade. Together with thousands of other soldiers, he is waiting on a base a few miles from Gaza, ready to be deployed in case the cease-fire collapses. The only difference is that he is not an Israeli citizen, or even Jewish. He is a 29-year-old Swedish Pentecostal Christian. Fredrik received his beret in the elite Egoz Unit, but was sent back to the 51st Infantry Battalion. Photo: Paul Widen Fredrik came here for the first time nine years ago as a tourist. "It was love at first sight....
  • Witness says Martinez man choked, killed son

    02/02/2009 11:51:43 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 12 replies · 907+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 01/28/2009 | Malaika Fraley
    MARTINEZ — A Martinez man confided to a friend that he had killed his 16-year-old son by choking the boy so hard that his mouth bled and that he was afraid he'd be going to jail, the friend testified Tuesday at the start of the father's murder trial. Erhan Kayik, a 43-year-old self-employed rug dealer, is charged with killing Volkan Kayik on July 4, 2007, during a fight in their home. Prosecutors say he then buried the boy's body in a shallow grave in the Sierra, where he ultimately led authorities four months later. The killing was reported to police...
  • Father, Son Share Insights On Service-related Stress

    01/22/2009 4:29:30 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 291+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2009 – Rich Glasgow and his son, Robert, served in different military services at different times, but they know what it’s like to deal with the same psychological enemy. And both have recommendations for the military. Rich Glasgow, left, joins his son, Robert Glasgow, after Robert completed basic training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego In September 2001. Courtesy photo   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer 4 Rich Glasgow directed search and recovery operations out of New York in the 1990s, overseeing boating accidents, airplane crashes and even...
  • New SEC chief gave Bernard Madoff's son a job

    12/18/2008 2:37:51 PM PST · by BGHater · 7 replies · 673+ views
    Times Online ^ | 18 Dec 2008 | Rosie Lavan
    Mary Schapiro, Barack Obama's choice to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), previously appointed one of Bernard Madoff's sons to a regulatory body that oversees American securities firms. It has emerged that in 2001, Ms Schapiro, currently chief executive of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (Finra), employed Mark Madoff to serve on the board of the National Adjudicatory Council — the division that reviews disciplinary decisions made by Finra. Last week, Mark Madoff, with his brother, Andrew, were understood to have approached the authorities after their father apparently confessed to orchestrating a $50 billion securities fraud. Mr Madoff is...
  • Face of Defense: Wounded Airman Lives for Son, Hopes to Stay on Active Duty

    12/08/2008 3:20:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 506+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2008 – Air Force Tech. Sgt. Israel Del Toro has made remarkable strides in his recovery in the three years and 102 surgeries since he and his team were ambushed by the Taliban in the mountains near Qalat, Afghanistan. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Israel Del Toro works out at the Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, fitness center. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Cecilio M. Ricardo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. His fight to survive started on that mountain, where he refused to leave his 3-year-old son fatherless. He’d lost his father early in...
  • Soldier, Vietnam Vet Father Receive Silver Stars in Long-Distance Ceremony

    12/01/2008 3:16:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 343+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Spc. George Welcome, USA
    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Dec. 1, 2008 – Though decades separate the Vietnam War and the war on terrorism, a common denominator in the two conflicts has been the bravery and sacrifice of the American servicemember. Army Chief Warrant Officer Jonathan Harris receives a handshake from Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey J. Schloesser after being presented the Silver Star at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 28, 2008. U.S. Army photo by Spc. George Welcome  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Army Chief Warrant Officer Jonathan Harris received the Silver Star Medal here Nov. 28 while his father, former Army Staff Sgt. Gary...
  • Father's fury after he is held in cells for smacking his seven-year-old son[UK]

    11/17/2008 11:02:16 AM PST · by BGHater · 23 replies · 1,145+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 Nov 2008 | Luke Salkeld
    A father is demanding an apology from police after he spent a night in a cell for smacking his son. Mark Frearson, 47, was arrested on suspicion of assault after he slapped his seven-year-old son Harry on the back of the legs. Mr Frearson, a company director, punished his child for leaving his side and wandering off on his own in the dark. A witness called the police and three hours after the incident, four police officers and a specialist child support officer arrived at Mr Frearson's home in Plymouth, Devon, to question him and examine Harry for bruises. They...
  • Biden's Son, Brother Named in Two Suits

    09/15/2008 3:41:31 PM PDT · by OPS4 · 28 replies · 263+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/03/08 | By Kimberly Kindy and Joe Stephens
    Biden's Son, Brother Named in Two Suits By Kimberly Kindy and Joe Stephens Washington Post Staff Writers Sunday, August 24, 2008; A09 A son and a brother of Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.) are accused in two lawsuits of defrauding a former business partner and an investor of millions of dollars in a hedge fund deal that went sour, court records show. The Democratic vice presidential candidate's son Hunter, 38, and brother James, 59, assert instead that their former partner defrauded them by misrepresenting his experience in the hedge fund industry and recommending that they hire a lawyer with...
  • Son of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin lived in Portage, Mich., in 2006

    08/29/2008 8:40:58 PM PDT · by SMCC1 · 7 replies · 386+ views
    mlive.com ^ | August 29, 2008 | Kelle Barr
    Son of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin lived in Portage, Mich., in 2006 by Kelle Barr | Special to the Gazette Friday August 29, 2008, 10:43 PM Courtesy of Holmes family Track Palin, left, was 17 when he stayed with the Holmes family in Portage, Mich. On the right is Dan Holmes, then 16. PORTAGE, MI -- Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who Sen. John McCain has chosen as his vice presidential running mate, has Portage ties. Her son, Track, lived with the Holmes family and attended Portage Central High School for several months of his senior year in 2006. "He was...
  • Truth Surfaces Decades Too Late in Case of Korean Socialite

    08/16/2008 6:34:15 PM PDT · by nmh · 6 replies · 264+ views
    Fox News ^ | Saturday, August 16, 2008 | AP
    SEOUL, South Korea — She was "The Korean Seductress Who Betrayed America," a Seoul socialite said to have charmed secret information out of one lover, an American colonel, and passed it to another, a top communist in North Korea. In late June 1950, as North Korean invaders closed in on this panicked city, Kim Soo-im was executed by the South Korean military, shot as a "very malicious international spy." Her deeds, thereafter, only grew in infamy. In 1950s America, gripped by anticommunist fever, one TV drama told viewers Kim's "womanly wiles" had been the communists' "deadliest weapon." Another teleplay, introduced...
  • Son of Hamas leader converts to Christianity, denounces Islam

    07/31/2008 1:56:30 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 28 replies · 290+ views
    World Divided ^ | 7/31/08
    “Send regards to Israel, I miss it. I respect Israel and admire it as a country,” - these words are not something you would expect to hear from a Palestinian, let alone someone who grew up in the family that has led the radical and terrorist Islamic ideology of Hamas. But these are the words coming from non other than Masab Yousef - son of one of the leaders of Hamas in the West Bank, Sheikh Hassan Yousef. Masab Yousef - a Christian convert now living in California - in an interview with Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz talks about the “bottom...
  • Bank policy frustrates grieving family

    07/31/2008 6:15:26 AM PDT · by kms61 · 43 replies · 359+ views
    ABC7.com ^ | July 30,2008 | KABC
    HEMET, Calif. (KABC) -- He gave his life serving this country in the war zone of Afghanistan. But a local bank has refused to cash the government check to pay for his burial. Now his family is fighting back. Navy Corpsman Marc Retmier was the 500th Californian to die in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He had dreams of coming home to Hemet to become a doctor. Click in the Eyewitness News Story Window above to watch the accompanying video to this story. But now his family says a controversy involving a bank and his bereavement check is adding...
  • Raising a Real Man in a Metro-Sexual World

    07/11/2008 9:44:44 PM PDT · by terbatime · 14 replies · 787+ views
    Trying to raise a real man in today’s world may be harder than splitting an atom. Everyday our kids are bombarded with images and messages of the most unmanly things imaginable. Magazines are full of sexually ambiguous models dressed in feminine clothes in homo-erotic poses. There’s a new book out every month about how you don’t need a man in the house to raise a man. TV shows typically are full of metro-sexual, gay, and otherwise wimpy male characters, and nearly every Hollywood movie that comes out has at least one homosexual character. Almost every dad in the movies or...
  • Found a Son in Jail, Then Lost Him

    07/01/2008 12:57:39 PM PDT · by johnstown · 35 replies · 64+ views
    Jeff had so many Operating Under the Influence breakings of the law that he spent too many years of his young life behind bars. “I’m the black sheep of the family,” he said one Friday evening when I visited him in jail. Many of my Friday evenings were spent in that ugly visitors’ room. But it was worth it. At least that’s what Jeff told me. He had no other ones to call on him except one young woman, Yonna. “The rest of my family made something of themselves, but the bottle got to me over and over again.” However,...
  • Reflections on Father's Day

    06/21/2008 4:13:59 AM PDT · by joeystoy · 75+ views
    Give N' Go ^ | 06/20/2008 | J. Martini
    Whenever I reflect on the most important moments of my life it's always those seemingly insignificant and casual conversations that come to mind. In every possible way he could devise, my father tried to impart to me the lessons and values he had learned the hard way, hoping against hope that my journey would be less torturous than his own. The most profound message that my Dad delivered to me was: "Put in a little effort now and it will pay off for the rest of your life." Of course, as a precocious (some say obnoxious) pre-teen I put more...
  • Face of Defense: Mother, Son Prepare to Deploy to Kosovo Together

    05/15/2008 4:28:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 75 replies · 4,233+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Spc. Lindsey M. Frazier, USA
    CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind., May 15, 2008 – Many mothers sit at home and wonder what their deployed son or daughter is doing, hoping everything is all right and waiting for the next phone call. Some might see a mother deploying with her son as a great thing, but what onlookers might not think about is what is left back home. Army National Guard Spc. Roschell Eaton and her son, Spc. Jason Hutchins, both from 3175th Military Police Company, train at Camp Atterbury, Ind., for their upcoming deployment as part of Kosovo Force 10, Multinational Task Force East. U.S. Army...
  • Dad gets a break in keeping son’s dogs (Son fighting in Iraq)

    04/18/2008 9:09:39 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 7 replies · 96+ views
    fayobserver ^ | 04/18/08 | Andrew Barksdale
    A decision on a man’s fight to harbor five dogs in violation of a Cumberland County rule will have to wait while officials reconsider his situation. On Thursday, the county Board of Adjustment voted to postpone Henry Carroll’s appeal of a zoning officer’s decision in March that he was violating an ordinance that limits him to three dogs at his residence. When — or if — the case will return is not known. Carroll, 45, says he has three dogs of his own and is keeping two more that belong to his 22-year-old son, Adam, a soldier deployed to Iraq...
  • Deployed dad watches son's birth via Web cam

    04/04/2008 4:45:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 66+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Airman 1st Class Tarelle Walker, USAF
    4/4/2008 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- Rylan Todd was born weighing 8 pounds and 5 ounces at 11:01 p.m. March 25, and his parents watched him being born at a hospital near Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. The only thing different about this birth was that the father, Staff Sgt. Nicholas Todd, watched the birth via Web cam from thousands of miles away while supporting the war on terrorism at an air base in Southwest Asia. Sergeant Todd, deployed to the 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Operations Squadron from his home station at Ellsworth AFB, was informed of his upcoming deployment when...
  • Protester's just don't get it! (My First Vanity)

    03/20/2008 6:20:57 AM PDT · by shredderman · 2 replies · 198+ views
    none | 03/20/2008 | Myself
    I just saw a picture on the front page of my local paper showing an Anti-Iraq war protestor holding a sign with a picture on it that said "President Bush, You Killed My Son", with a photo of a man in an Army Dress Uniform. As a Veteran and a Navy Retiree, it just made my blood boil. This person,(the Soldiers Mother I guess)should have realized that when her "Little Boy" joined the US Military, that he was not going to be going to a regular 9 to 5 job! The contract that every Military Recruit signs states that the...
  • Did the Father Create the Son?

    01/29/2008 10:03:48 AM PST · by tortdog · 165 replies · 168+ views
    Paul Masters
    The question posed is the meaning of John 1 (the Word) and whether the Father created the Son. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. Post your own thoughts, as opposed to simply copy/pasting of the opinions of others. Of course, supporting your beliefs with short quotes is helpful.
  • Mother replaces son on Kirkuk's front lines

    01/25/2008 3:16:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 26 replies · 511+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Senior Airman Eric Schloeffel, USAF
    1/25/2008 - KIRKUK AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- As many parents anxiously await the next phone call from their sons and daughters fighting the war on terrorism in Southwest Asia, one mother journeyed across the Atlantic to not only see her child, but also to replace him on the front line. Staff Sgt. Tammi Johnson, a reservist with the 507th Security Forces Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., arrived to Kirkuk Air Base Jan. 20 and will receive a complete week of training from her son, Senior Airman Derrick Johnson, before he heads back to the U.S. Atop a...