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  • 'It’s the best country in the world': D-Day veteran reflects on July 4

    07/04/2019 5:38:54 AM PDT · by DFG · 2 replies
    WFAA (DFW) ^ | 07/03/2019 | Lauren Zakalik
    There are heroes among us — American heroes who’ve fought to keep the freedom we cherish so dearly. Heroes like George Spears. And in his 97 years (almost 98), Spears has seen more and done more for this country than most of us could imagine. “I landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day, within the first hour,” Spears said. The Fort Worth native was just 22 years old, a U.S. Army staff sergeant serving in Europe, when he found out he’d be a part of the forces that would land on Omaha Beach in Normandy, France on June 6, 1944, better...
  • Britney Spears May Never Perform Again, Manager Says

    05/15/2019 10:45:01 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 112 replies
    variety.com ^ | May 15, 2019 7:18AM PT | By Jem Aswad and Shirley Halperin
    <p>"Let her be a civilian for a while," Larry Rudolph tells Variety. "She's given so much. Give her time."</p> <p>Britney Spears’s longtime manager Larry Rudolph says the singer may never perform again. Speaking to TMZ, Rudolph said, “As the person who guides her career — based on the information I and all of the professionals who work with her are being told on a need-to-know basis — from what I have gathered it’s clear to me she should not be going back to do this Vegas residency, not in the near future and possibly never again.”</p>
  • Britney Spears Checks Into Mental Health Facility.

    04/07/2019 1:06:12 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 76 replies
    Variety ^ | 4/3/19 | Variety Staff
    Britney Spears has checked into a psychiatric facility after suffering from emotional distress, a source confirms to Variety. The 37 year-old singer was admitted over a week ago, as first reported by TMZ, and is expected to remain in treatment for a month. Spears has been troubled over the past year by her father’s health crisis. Jamie Spears recently underwent a second surgery to fix a ruptured colon. In November, the “…Baby, One More Time” pop star put her Las Vegas residency on hold to look after her dad. She wrote on Instagram: “A couple of months ago, my father...
  • Knife Reform Bill Passes Texas Legislature: On to Governor Abbott

    05/30/2017 5:19:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    ammoland ^ | 27 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The Texas Legislature has passed significant knife law reform by large margins. The bill is on the way to Governor Abbott, and will likely be signed into law. The bill removes bowie knives, dirks, throwing knives, daggers, swords and spears from the list of “illegal knives”.H.B. 1935 in the House with a vote of 131 to 1. The Senate vote has not yet been reported. In the last legislature a similar bill was approved by the Senate unanimously. The ban on knives was first passed in 1871.In 1871, the reconstruction government in Texas passed the bill to forbid the...
  • Chimps in Senegal found to fashion spears for hunting

    04/15/2015 10:59:08 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 29 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 4/15/15 | Bob Yirka
    (Phys.org)—Members of a troop of chimpanzees living at a site called Fongoli in southeastern Senegal have been observed by scientists fashioning tree branches into spears and using them to hunt and kill bushbabies. The researchers, a combined team with members from the U.S. the U.K. and Germany have published their observations and findings in Royal Society Open Science. In their seven year study of the chimps living at the site, the researchers spotted chimpanzees breaking off tree branches, tearing off smaller branches and leaves, removing the weak tips and sometimes gnawing on the ends to sharpen them. The spears (which...
  • Britney Spears' Music Used by British Navy to Scare Off Somali Pirates

    10/30/2013 1:09:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 29 October 2013 | Tim Jonze
    'As soon as the pirates get a blast of Britney, they move on as quickly as they can,' says merchant naval officerIn an excellent case of "here's a sentence you won't read every day", Britney Spears has emerged as an unlikely figurehead in the fight against Somali pirates. According to reports, Britney's hits, including Oops! I Did It Again and Baby One More Time, are being employed by British naval officers in an attempt to scare off pirates along the east coast of Africa. Perhaps nothing else – not guns, not harpoons – is quite as intimidating as the sound...
  • Britney Spears turns 30: A timeline of the singer's life in video

    12/03/2011 7:10:51 PM PST · by Perdogg · 26 replies
    Britney Spears turns 30 today. Which means the singer can finally close the book on her 20s -- that turbulent decade that saw her start as one of the biggest pop stars in the world, then hurtle through a nightmare progression of breakdowns, marriages, divorces, hospitalizations, a disastrous MTV VMA performance, a head-shaving incident and the loss of custody of her children. What has happened to Spears over the course of the last decade is enough to fill a book the size of a Dickens novel. Unless you've been a regular reader of the gossip sites, you may have missed...
  • Al Jazeera Covers 150th Anniversary of Civil War (Video)

    04/13/2011 1:16:54 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 5 replies
    Al Jazeera English ^ | 4-12-2011 | Some Guy
    So apparently, the US Civil War was as much about US global imperialism as it was about our unbridled racism. This year's commemoration has been more inclusive of Blacks and has actually found some Whites willing to play The North.
  • Britney Spears 'wants to be frozen after death'

    05/25/2010 7:37:21 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 47 replies · 1,080+ views
    sify.com ^ | 05.25.10
    Britney Spears is doing groundwork to get herself frozen after her death, hoping that she can be brought back to life, sources say. The singer wants her body preserved in liquid nitrogen, in a process known as "cryogenic" freezing.
  • Britney Spears holed up in Perth hotel after concert shame

    11/07/2009 8:50:57 PM PST · by Saije · 47 replies · 2,444+ views
    News.com.au /Sunday Telegraph ^ | 11/7/2009 | Rebekah Devlin
    <p>BRITNEY Spears was holed up in a Perth hotel yesterday as the row over her lip-synching concerts threatened to derail her Australian tour, The Sunday Telegraph reports.</p> <p>Fans walked out after only three songs at Perth's Burswood Dome on Friday, upset by her lacklustre performance.</p>
  • Report: Britney Spears Taking Diet Pills Before Performances

    07/08/2009 1:03:38 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 20 replies · 992+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, July 08, 2009
    Is life on the road getting to Britney Spears? A family insider says Britney was caught by her conservator/dad Jamie Spears popping over-the-counter diet pills and washing them down with Red Bull before a performance on her Circus tour, reports gossip site Betty Confidential. “Britney was definitely trying to get high by taking too many diet pills and energy drinks,” the source told the site. “Jamie thinks the combination of the two is making her whacked-out and, causing her to lash out in weird angry rampages.”
  • VIDEO: Eric Cantor Skips Obama Press Conference; Goes to Britney Spears Concert

    Republican Leader Rep. Eric Cantor is unimpressed with all the uproar over the revelation that he attended a Britney Spears concert while President Obama convened the second primetime news conference of his presidency. "I don't know why that's an issue whatsoever," said the House Minority Whip. "There was a concert and I had a political event at that concert. Look, that is why I was there." I love how Wolf Blitzer and the CNN crew try to mock Cantor. I think Cantor's explanation is great. And who cares? There's 800 Billion things I would rather have done than watch Obama's...
  • Hey, have you heard the latest Britney song? Me neither...

    03/18/2009 11:39:21 AM PDT · by CMoran325 · 15 replies · 880+ views
    Clearly Nebulous ^ | March 18, 2009 | Colette Moran
    [Here's the writer's paradox for the day -- do you still write a post that made you think "Hey, here's a clever way to show how UN-clever writing naughty lyrics is"? Are you stooping to their level or are you making a point? I'm afraid it's the former, but in the interest of the latter, I'll go ahead and post it...]Ok I heard about Britney's new song, because apparently *gasp* it's stirred up some controversy! Yep, just like Madonna, http://www.lovehateoprah.com/lovehateoprah/2008/08/desperately-seeking-soupcon-of-relevance.html , La Brit has grabbed her crotch harder and expects us to pay her some attention.Well, I'm on board that parents have to be...
  • Acrobats And Dancers Dominate Spears' Tampa Concert (Front page "news" from the Tampa Tribune)

    03/11/2009 6:53:25 AM PDT · by Sam's Army · 10 replies · 759+ views
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | March 8, 2009 | CURTIS ROSS
    Perhaps someone involved with Britney Spears' tour should be put in charge of circling important dates on the calendar – like the day the clocks spring forward. Daylight Savings Time apparently snuck up on Spears, so her show Sunday night at the St. Pete Times Forum was pushed back from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. No problem, apparently, for what appeared to be a capacity crowd. Judging from the text messages being flashed on the screen during intermission – professing love and worship and declaring Spears "r queen," she could have held the show at 2 a.m. in a minefield...
  • Could Britney Spears' psychiatrists be undermining her mental health?

    03/09/2009 1:28:01 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 26 replies · 1,282+ views
    Well folks Britney Spears, the queen of comebacks has done it again. After the previous years' meltdown which lead to her being hospitalized twice at UCLA as well as her being placed under emergency guardianship, Britney Spears is back again like a boomerang. Already there is talks of a movie deal and perhaps another sleazy album. But the road back up has been long and hard and although she is now seeking treatment for "Bipolar" disorder, psychiatrists in charge of her care may be doing more to undermine her mental health than promote it. Britney Spears was incarcerated in UCLA's...
  • Oops! Has she done it again? Britney's sister Jamie Lynn Spears 'pregnant with baby No.2'

    10/09/2008 6:19:52 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 56 replies · 1,888+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 09th October 2008 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Britney Spears's sister Jamie Lynn Spears is pregnant with her second child, according to US reports. The unexpected news comes less than four months after the 17-year-old gave birth to her first child Maddie Briann. Jamie Lynn and her mother Lynne were so stunned, they have desperately being trying to keep the teen's pregnancy a secret, according to the National Enquirer
  • Jamie Lynn Spears Sends Gift to Bristol Palin

    09/03/2008 2:56:51 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 15 replies · 175+ views
    CelebTV ^ | Sept. 3, 08
    If there’s one person who gets a pregnant teen, it’s Jamie Lynn Spears. Britney Spears’ little sis is reaching out to Bristol Palin, the 17-year-old daughter of Sarah Palin, John McCain’s vice presidential pick. A source close to the Beverly Hills baby store Petit Tresor tells CelebTV.com exclusively that a gift from Plain Mary was sent to Bristol Palin on behalf of Jamie Lynn Spears. An insider says it was actually Lynne Spears, Jamie Lynn’s mom, who called about the gift, and requested the gift come from her daughter. “It was ordered by phone, and they asked what could be...
  • Britney Spears loses custody battle - report

    07/18/2008 7:53:57 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 48 replies · 68+ views
    News.com.Au ^ | 07.18.08
    TROUBLED pop star Britney Spears has ended her custody battle that sees ex-husband Kevin Federline retain sole rights to her sons, OK! magazine has reported. Federline's lawyer, Vince Kaplan, said the pair today signed a settlement to seal the deal. "All parties have agreed to the following: Kevin will retain sole legal and physical custody of Sean Preston and Jayden James," he said. "Britney will continue to have visitation rights which may increase over time. The agreement will be presented to the court in the morning for approval by the commissioner. "Kevin is ecstatic and the boys are thriving," he...
  • Britney Spears loses custody battle - report

    07/18/2008 7:57:01 AM PDT · by tlb · 3 replies · 111+ views
    news.com.au ^ | July 18, 2008 | Staff
    TROUBLED pop star Britney Spears has ended her custody battle that sees ex-husband Kevin Federline retain sole rights to her sons, OK! magazine has reported. Federline's lawyer, Vince Kaplan, said the pair today signed a settlement to seal the deal. "All parties have agreed to the following: Kevin will retain sole legal and physical custody of Sean Preston and Jayden James," he said.
  • Mark Everett child star turns to murder and child abduction.

    07/07/2008 10:47:27 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 57 replies · 2,298+ views
    Associated Content ^ | July 7th, 2008 | Bobby Tall Horse
    The FBI wants to know if you've seen him. Mark Everett, child star of the 80's, is still being sought by the FBI. Mark Everett, aka, Manuel Benitez, Manuel Velasco, Manuele DeValasco, Michael Evers and Mike Evers is wanted for the brutal beating death of his girlfriend Stephanie Spears in 2004.