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    01/29/2008 12:23:46 PM PST · by cuz_it_aint_their_money · 711 replies · 3,356+ views
    Little Ol Me | 01/29/2008 | Cuz It Aint Their Money
    Premiers, Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 8:00 PM (EST) In a SURVIVOR first, 10 ultra-fans of the series will take on 10 former castaways to compete as FANS vs. FAVORITES. The two tribes will be marooned amidst the Rock Islands of Palau, Micronesia. The skills of the former castaways will be put to the test while the tribe of first-time competitors will see if their enthusiasm and passion for the game is enough to distinguish them as worthy competitors. Who will prevail to become Sole Survivor?
  • Face of Defense: Cancer-Survivor Soldier Joins Unit in Iraq

    01/10/2008 3:36:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 81+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Pfc. Monika K. Smith, USA
    CAMP STRIKER, Iraq, Jan. 10, 2008 – They call him “Tiny,” and as with many nicknames, the moniker inaccurately describes Sgt. Jared Squires’ stature. At 6 feet, 5 inches tall, the crew chief with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, more than snugly fits into the space allocated for crew chiefs in the Black Hawk helicopters he flies in. Army Sgt. Jared Squires reviews his pre-flight checklist Jan. 4, 2008. After conquering cancer, Squires joined his unit deployed to Iraq. Photo by Pfc. Monika K. Smith, USA  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Squires, from Los Lunas, N.M.,...
  • Pearl Harbor Survivor Emphasizes Need for Vigilance

    12/07/2007 4:09:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 280+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2007 – It’s been 66 years, and tears still well up in the eyes of Robert Bishop when he thinks of that day. Robert Bishop stands outside the U.S. Capitol, where he and 13 other Pearl Harbor survivors and about 100 others including family, friends, servicemembers and members of Congress met for a remembrance ceremony sponsored by the White House Commission on Remembrance and the Pearl Harbor Memorial Fund in partnership with the AMVETS and the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association. Photo by Fred W. Baker III  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. He was a 20-year-old...
  • Fire Survivor Recalls Lost Friends, Escape (beachhouse victims identified

    10/30/2007 10:00:25 AM PDT · by RDTF · 35 replies · 601+ views
    ABC news ^ | Oct 30, 2007 | Good Morning America
    As the University of South Carolina continues to heal after a North Carolina beach house fire Sunday killed six of its students and a student from Clemson University, the world is getting know the stories of the victims and survivors. Of the six people who escaped the blazing beach house, Fredrick Wylie was the only one on his floor to survive. Wylie, who is known as Tripp to his friends, said he was unsure why he awoke during the fire. "I don't remember smoke waking me up," he said tonight on "Good Morning America." "I don't remember an alarm waking...
  • Pearl Harbor Survivor Committed to the Sea

    10/11/2007 5:20:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 330+ views
    NAVY newsstand ^ | Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul D. Honnick
    PEARL HARBOR (NNS) -- A Sailor who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor was committed to the sea Oct. 4 during a ceremony held at the USS Utah Memorial on Ford Island in Naval Station (NAVSTA) Pearl Harbor. In accordance with his wishes, the family of Chief Shipfitter Gordon E. Cook honored his memory by scattering his ashes into the harbor next to the sunken ship where 54 crew members lost their lives Dec. 7, 1941. “Thanks to Gordon’s loving wife of 45 years, his daughters and other family members, we will now honor him as he so richly deserves,”...
  • Bonaduce Body slams Survivor Star During FOX Reality Awards

    10/03/2007 3:25:46 PM PDT · by highimpact · 105 replies · 6,429+ views
    Breitbart/TMZ ^ | 10/3/07 | Breitbart TV
    TMZ: Danny Bonaduce interrupts "Survivor" star Jonny Fairplay as he's introducing an award Tuesday night. Jonny does his signature monkey humping move (as seen in the "Survivor: Pearl Islands" opening) -- and things go downhill from there. Fairplay was taken to the hospital, and then to the dentist, where he underwent 2 1/2 hours of surgery. According to Fairplay, the body slam knocked one tooth out and moved three others and he now has to undergo multiple root canals.
  • 9/11 Survivor Returns to Tell Story of Hope

    09/11/2007 3:00:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 640+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2007 – Minutes after terrorists slammed a hijacked commercial airliner into the Pentagon six years ago today, Army Lt. Col. Brian Birdwell thought he was going to die. Retired Army Lt. Col. Brian Birdwell, a Pentagon survivor of the attacks Sept. 11, 2001, speaks to a packed auditorium during a memorial service Sept. 7, 2007. Birdwell lived through burns over 60-percent of his body and excruciating physical therapy to eventually begin a ministry that helps burn victims and wounded servicemembers. Defense dept. photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Molly A. Burgess, U.S. Navy  (Click photo for screen-resolution...

    08/21/2007 4:43:22 AM PDT · by cuz_it_aint_their_money · 616 replies · 3,924+ views
    various websites | 21 August, 2007 | Cuz It Aint Their Money
    The reality show that started it all continues to raise the bar with its exotic locations and high-risk challenges with SURVIVOR: CHINA.The new competition unleashes an eclectic group of castaways on the ancient south central province of Jiang Xi, where they are prepared for adventure, danger and surprises in the hopes of winning $1 million and becoming the ultimate Survivor. Who will Outwit, Outplay and Outlast?
  • Kern [CA] man eats live snake for 'Survivor':Tehachapi man's stunt disgusts crowd at tryouts [video]

    07/16/2007 11:21:12 AM PDT · by ElkGroveDan · 58 replies · 4,557+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | Jul 14 2007 11:05 PM | LISA SCHENCKER
    A 48-year-old Tehachapi man skinned and ate a live snake as part of his audition at an open casting call in Bakersfield for "Survivor" Saturday. The man, who identified himself to a reporter as Rusty Shackelford and by a different name to audition organizers, brought the snake into the audition room at Three-Way Chevrolet in a backpack. (Rusty Shackelford is a common fake name, one used by a cartoon character.) Once cameras started rolling, he pulled the hissing snake from his backpack and held it firmly by its head and lower body. He then peeled away long sections of the...
  • Katrina Survivor Joins Corps After Rescue by Marines

    06/08/2007 4:56:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 19 replies · 878+ views
    Defense News ^ | Lance Cpl. Jon Holmes
    PARRIS ISLAND, S.C., June 8, 2007 — Pfc. Casey Coco, postal clerk, Depot Post Office, performs her job and duties like any other Marine. However, her reason for joining the Marine Corps is not like most. Coco, a New Orleans native, was one of many victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. After the constant rain and loss of power forced New Orleans’ flood protection system to fail, the levees collapsed, causing 80 percent of the city to flood. As the water continued to rise toward the rooftops, many families were stranded on top of their homes waiting for someone to...
  • Holocaust Survivor Recalls Dark Time in History

    04/12/2007 5:24:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 565+ views
    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, April 12, 2007 – Retired Lt. Col. Charles Stein, a Holocaust survivor and World War II veteran, shared the tragic events that changed the course of his life nearly 70 years ago during a Days of Remembrance ceremony here April 10. Brig. Gen. James Gilman, right, commander of Great Plains Regional Medical Command and Brooke Army Medical Center, at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, presents retired Army Lt. Col. Charles Stein, a Holocaust survivor and World War II veteran, with an eagle statue April 10 to thank him for speaking at Fort Sam Houston’s Days of...
  • `Survivor' Hatch on Prison: `horrendous'

    03/16/2007 10:42:06 AM PDT · by mmanager · 16 replies · 595+ views
    MyWay ^ | Mar 16, 11:13 AM (ET) | MyWay
    NEW YORK (AP) - Richard Hatch, who won $1 million on "Survivor," says being in prison for failing to pay taxes on his reality TV prize and other income is no day at the beach. Hatch, who became known as the "naked fat guy" for refusing to wear clothes for much of the CBS show, was convicted last year. He was sentenced to 51 months in prison, and is at the Federal Correctional Institution in Morgantown, W.Va., a minimum security facility. "Obviously, this is better than the county lockup," Hatch tells People magazine in its March 26 issue. "There's no...
  • Man survives 17-story fall (Drunken Antics in the Twin Cities)

    01/20/2007 12:40:34 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 44 replies · 2,327+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 1/20/07 | Tom Ford - Staff Reporter
    A 29-year-old man who was apparently horsing around with some friends crashed through a window and fell 16 stories at the downtown Minneapolis Hyatt Regency early Saturday morning. His most severe injury? A broken leg. The man must have "an angel on his shoulder or something," said Minneapolis police Lt. Dale Barsness. "He's a lucky guy." The man, identified by a police report as Joshua S. Hanson, landed on a roof overhang near the hotel's main entrance along the Nicollet Mall, police said.
  • SURVIVOR: FIJI (Season 14)

    01/17/2007 5:08:38 AM PST · by cuz_it_aint_their_money · 525 replies · 7,985+ views
    My fertile brain. | 17 January, 2007 | Cuz It Aint Their Money
    Premiering Thursday, February 8 at 8pm et/pt SURVIVOR PING ! ! ! (Above photo courtesy of Survivor Phoenix) Stranded on the Fiji Islands in the heart of the South Pacific, 19 strangers must live together and compete for the million-dollar prize. Who will outwit, outplay, and outlast all others?
  • Survivor remembers attack on Oahu

    12/07/2006 9:33:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 226+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Tech. Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo
    12/6/2006 - HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii (AFPN) -- Retired Chief Master Sgt. Ralph Barnett returned to Hickam for the 65th Anniversary of the attack on Oahu and to show his family where he was on that fateful Sunday morning. At the time of the attack he was a 24 year old assistant armament chief Buck Sgt. with the 23rd Bombardment Squadron stationed on Hickam Field. In the early morning hours of Dec. 7, 1941, 250 aircraft from the 1st Air Fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy set out to cripple the American naval and air forces with a surprise...
  • 'MIRACLE' OF AMISH GIRL (6 year old sent home to die shows signs of improvement)

    10/08/2006 5:24:01 AM PDT · by NYer · 63 replies · 3,389+ views
    Sunday Mirror ^ | October 8, 2006 | David Cox
    AN AMISH girl who was expected to die after being badly wounded in last week's horrific schoolhouse shooting in the US has shown signs of making an amazing recovery. Six-year-old Rosanna King was taken off a life-support machine and sent home from hospital to die at home with her family on Wednesday. Doctors had concluded they could do nothing more for the young girl... but she defied all the worst expectations and continued to breathe on her own. She has now been taken back to hospital after showing enough strength to squeeze a family member's hand. Daniel Ash, 57, an...
  • Ky. Plane Crash Survivor Asks 'Why?'(Prayer Request)

    09/08/2006 5:03:39 AM PDT · by khnyny · 424 replies · 8,708+ views
    Washington ^ | September 6, 2006 | Jeffrey McMurray
    Ky. Plane Crash Survivor Asks 'Why?' By JEFFREY McMURRAY The Associated Press Wednesday, September 6, 2006; 10:47 PM LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The sole survivor of a plane crash that killed 49 people near the Lexington airport last week told family members from his hospital bed, "Why did God do this to me?" but he hasn't mentioned the crash, a close family friend said Wednesday. James Polehinke, who was the flight's co-pilot, can move only his head, and tears often well up in his eyes, said Antonio Cruz, Polehinke's mother's boyfriend. He said the 44-year-old has been in and out of...
  • Five Years On, Pentagon 9/11 Survivor Reflects on Attack

    09/06/2006 6:19:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 458+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2006 -- At about 9 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, Debra Wagner and her colleagues at the Pentagon got a phone call telling them to turn on the television. There had been a terrible “accident” in New York City. Debra Wagner, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, stands by a display honoring the people who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the Pentagon. Wagner said she came through the tragic events with a profound belief in the resilience of America and its people. Photo by...
  • Sole Survivor of Ky. Crash asks 'Why?'

    09/06/2006 2:54:18 PM PDT · by NCjim · 55 replies · 2,106+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 6, 2006
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- The sole survivor of a plane crash that killed 49 people near Lexington last week told family members from his hospital bed, ''Why did God do this to me?'' but he hasn't mentioned the crash, a close family friend said Wednesday. James Polehinke, who was the flight's co-pilot, can move only his head, and tears often well up in his eyes, said Antonio Cruz, Polehinke's mother's boyfriend. He said the 44-year-old had only gained consciousness on Tuesday. Polehinke hasn't mentioned the crash and doctors have encouraged family members not to ask him about it, Cruz told...
  • 'Survivor' Stirs Up Supremacists: Web Posters Embrace Show's Racial Split

    09/06/2006 12:50:13 PM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 46 replies · 1,095+ views
    TV ^ | 9.4.06 | James Hibbard
    'Survivor' Stirs Up Supremacists Web Posters Embrace Show's Racial Split By James Hibberd CBS's plan to racially segregate the tribes for the 13th season of "Survivor" has white-supremacist Web bulletin boards buzzing, prompting concern from the Southern Poverty Law Center civil rights group. Story continues below... "It has lit up the white-supremacist world," said Mark Potok, director of the Intelligence Report at the SPLC. "It's been a fairly remarkable reaction. [The format] plays into the hands of many people in this country who have racist feelings." The upcoming season of the 6-year-old CBS reality show has contestants separated by race...