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  • Cruz to tap Carly Fiorina as running mate

    04/27/2016 11:56:39 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 434 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 4/27 | AP
    Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz has tapped former technology executive Carly Fiorina as his running mate in the race for the White House. The Texas senator plans to formally unveil his pick for vice president Wednesday afternoon in Indianapolis. That's according to a Republican with direct knowledge of the plan, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized speak before the official announcement. Cruz is trying to generate momentum for his struggling campaign. GOP front-runner Donald Trump swept primaries in five Northeastern states on Tuesday. Cruz has been mathematically eliminated from winning enough delegates to clinch the Republican...
  • 29 buried with honor at veterans' cemetery

    10/26/2015 12:37:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — The afternoon was bright and a slight wind made it feel like a usual autumn day. The flags of the five services — Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard — fluttered, their services insignias backlighted by the sun. On a table containers were placed holding the cremains of 21 soldiers, a Marine, two sailors, four airmen, a “Coastie” and the spouse of one the soldiers and five American flags, one for each branch of America’s armed forces, which would be symbolically be unfolded and then folded again during the hour-long service.
  • US Navy Christening Ship to Honor Gun Control Proponent Gabby Giffords

    06/12/2015 3:45:01 PM PDT · by rktman · 76 replies ^ | 6/11/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On June 13 the US Navy will christen a combat ship after gun control proponent and former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. The ship will be called the USS Gabrielle Giffords and will be christened at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, where “Vice President Biden’s wife, Jill, the ship’s sponsor, will break a bottle of sparkling wine across the bow.”
  • Memorial Day an emotional event for many on Fort Huachuca. More than 800 attended

    05/27/2015 5:32:24 AM PDT · by SandRat
    FORT HUACHUCA — Memorial Day is the time to remember those who gave all — their lives — in defending the freedom Americans believe in, Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley told more than 800 gathered at the post cemetery Monday morning. A bright sun created shadows on the ground, as one bird constantly chirped throughout the ceremony, as a slight breeze rustled leaves in the trees
  • So ... What CAN only one person do ?

    04/27/2015 2:25:08 AM PDT · by knarf · 19 replies
    Quite a bit, we learn ...
  • TAPS and Keystone Have Similar Environmental Issues But One Critical Difference

    09/25/2014 9:46:00 AM PDT · by thackney · 4 replies
    Oil Pro ^ | 9/25/2014 | Allen Brooks
    The proposed 1,200-mile Keystone XL pipeline from Hardisty, Alberta, Canada to Steele City, Nebraska may be the second most famous crude oil pipeline in American history after the 800-mile Trans-Alaska Pipeline. One has yet to be built while the other has been operating since 1977, but the two pipelines share a common history marked by environmental controversy in its approval process. The TAPS line, as the Trans-Alaska Pipeline became known as, was proposed in 1969 to move the recently discovered Alaskan North Slope oil to the Lower 48 market via tanker from the Port of Valdez. The Prudhoe Bay oil...
  • AP Smears Trail Life Boys with Misleading 'Nazi' Photo

    03/06/2014 12:13:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies ^ | March 6, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    <p>“I was horrified,” said John Stemberger, chairman of the board of Trail Life USA, a new, rapidly-growing scouting organization that doesn’t allow openly gay members.</p> <p>Stemberger was referring to an Associated Press photograph that accompanied an in-depth story about Trail Life. The image showed a group of young boys gathered in a circle with their hands raised at an unusual angle. The AP’s original caption on the photo said they were reciting the organization’s “creed” during a meeting in North Richland Hills, Texas.</p>
  • The Last 24 Notes

    09/09/2013 2:28:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies ^ | Sep 16, 2013 (you read that right) | MATT LABASH
    He always arrives early to “find my echo” (sizing up the acoustics of the church or cemetery for desired effect), though “in 5,000 funerals,” he says, “I think only four were on time.” And then there’s the additional time he spends practicing his bugle, getting a haircut, polishing his brass, shining his shoes, making sure there’s no finger-print smudges on the bill of his lid. It’s essential to “be squared away,” as he puts it, ever the Marine, in order to pay proper respect both to the deceased and their families. Doing the math, one figures Day has spent a...
  • Revealed: Holder personally vetted Rosen warrant, DOJ fought for prolonged secret monitoring....

    05/24/2013 2:51:35 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4:40 pm on May 24, 2013 | Allahpundit
    It’s 4 p.m. ET as I’m writing this. If you had that time plus “deeper complicity for Holder in the Rosen investigation” in the pool, congrats.We already knew that he signed the warrant for Rosen’s e-mails. Now we know for sure that it wasn’t pro forma. President Good Government announced yesterday that he’s ordered the Attorney General to review the DOJ’s guidelines for snooping on reporters. Imagine how dismayed Eric Holder will be when he finds out what Eric Holder’s done. The Justice Department said on Friday that officials up to Attorney General Eric Holder vetted a decision to search...
  • Vet Wants 'Taps' to Play Nightly—Across Entire US

    04/04/2013 11:58:25 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 23 replies
    Newser ^ | 04/04/2013 | By Mark Russell
    It's an ambitious plan, to say the least: An Indiana veteran wants "Taps" to be played every single night at dusk—across the entire US, reports the Indianapolis Star. Former Marine Bill Wellman has already convinced Valparaiso, Ind., to pipe the 24 notes over the 50 speakers it has mounted throughout downtown; it'll start doing so this week. And the nearby towns of Portage and Crown Point are considering it, too. Wellman isn't just motivated by patriotism, though. A subsidiary of the company the lifelong entrepreneur works for offers a digital timing box that typically handles tasks like turning on streetlights...
  • McClellan: One last call to service – end military funeral honors

    03/28/2013 5:23:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    St Louis Post Dispatch ^ | March 28, 2013 | Bill McClellan
    Marc Garcia is a trumpet player who moonlights as a bugler at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. He plays taps at the end of graveside services. If you have ever been to such a service, you know that the haunting notes of the melody provide an emotional end to the event. Garcia contacted me recently to say that he and his fellow buglers have been replaced by a battery-operated bugle. He wrote in an email: “When I sound live taps, I put all my spirit and soul into all 24 notes that I play, and that’s the same spirit and soul...
  • Group wants to move bitumen by rail to Alaska

    01/02/2013 7:32:03 AM PST · by thackney · 10 replies
    Alison Redford’s cabinet is expected to decide in January whether the government will spend $10 million to study the idea of building a rail line to ship oilsands products from northern Alberta to a port in Alaska. The money would help pay for a $40-million study that will investigate the feasibility of a proposed 2,400-kilometre rail line to carry landlocked oilsands products from Fort McMurray to Delta Junction, Alaska. From there, Alberta’s oil would flow through the Trans-Alaska Pipeline system to the Valdez Marine Terminal, and on to booming Asian markets. The proposal has been in the works for more...
  • Veterans Day Parade Plays “Taps” in Front of Planned Parenthood

    11/18/2012 12:32:07 AM PST · by kathsua · 10 replies ^ | 11/12/12 | Steven Ertelt
    A Veterans Day parade this weekend featured a high school marching band that played the song most known for marking the death of soldiers. Ironically, one pro-life advocate caught the band playing the song as it happened to stop front in front of a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic located on the parade route. “Went out to Planned Parenthood to pray,” pro-life advocate Jennie Stone said. “There was a huge Veterans Day parade going on. Hearing “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” “My Country Tis of Thee,” and “America the Beautiful” over and over while standing in front of it actually put...
  • Obama Taps Surprise Choice For Joint Chiefs Of Staff Chairman

    05/25/2011 4:03:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 5/25/11 | Grace Wyler
    President Barack Obama has chosen Army Gen. Martin Dempsey as the new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, according to AP sources. Dempsey is a surprising choice because he began a four-year term as Army chief of staff just last month. Service chiefs have rarely, if ever, been promoted to JCS chairman so quickly. Marine Gen. James Cartwright, an Obama favorite, had long been considered the frontrunner for the JCS post. Gen. Cartwright was passed over, government officials said Tuesday, due to an inquiry into anonymous accusations that the general had a relationship with
  • Freddie Mac Q3 Net Loss $4.1 Billion, Taps Treasury

    11/03/2010 10:53:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11/3/10 | Al Yoon
    NEW YORK - Freddie Mac, the second-largest provider of U.S. residential mortgage funding, on Wednesday said a faltering housing market resulted in a $4.1 billion third-quarter net loss and another draw from the Treasury to maintain positive net worth. Freddie Mac in a quarterly regulatory filing also warned it may face significant costs related to snags in the foreclosure processes at major loan-servicing companies. Freddie Mac's third-quarter loss included a $1.6 billion dividend payment on senior preferred stock purchased by the Treasury
  • Trans-Alaska pipeline spill toll 5,000 barrels

    05/29/2010 3:41:32 PM PDT · by thackney · 27 replies · 664+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | May 29th, 2010 | MEGAN HOLLAND
    This week's oil spill from the trans-Alaska pipeline totaled about 5,000 barrels, making it the third-largest spill ever from the 800-mile pipeline. The new estimate of the spill size Friday compares with earlier estimates from the company that runs the pipeline that "up to several thousand" barrels spilled. That company, Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., restarted the pipeline just before 5 p.m. Friday. Alyeska kept the pipeline shut down for more than three days after discovering the spill at Pump Station 9 near Delta Junction on Tuesday. The shutdown forced North Slope oil companies to slash production to 8 percent of...
  • Fallen Soldier’s Body Returning To Brevard (Right Now)

    10/08/2009 8:54:08 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 16 replies · 1,200+ views
    I hope this works as I am doing this wi-fi from Patrick Air Force Base across the street...there are literally thousands lined down the road here waiting for the procession of Sgt. Robert Sanchez, 24, of Satellite Beach, who died Thursday after an explosive device went off while he was fighting enemy forces. Tons of news choppers and fire trucks and flags and military and cops all over present along with the general coverage is streaming on the local channels. MELBOURNE -- The body of a Brevard County soldier killed in Afghanistan is expected to arrive at Melbourne International...
  • Bugles Across America

    05/24/2009 4:04:23 PM PDT · by GRRRRR · 15 replies · 1,094+ views
    FoxNews VIDEO ^ | 5/24/09 | FoxNews
    Fox news presented a story tonight abut Tom Day who has run a group for the last ten years that will put a live bugler at a Vet's Funeral. Dismayed at the thought of a recorded Taps played at a Vet's funeral, Mr. Day has brought thousands of buglers together to provide a live Taps as an honor to our Veterans. Please see the website attached for more of the story...
  • Taps ....played well enough to make you proud!

    04/11/2009 9:35:30 AM PDT · by Keith Brown · 11 replies · 1,323+ views
    For those of you who have not seen might want to get your kleenex ready. If you have seen know you will want your kleenex ready.
  • HISTORY of 'TAP' (e-mail)

    08/05/2007 12:26:09 PM PDT · by CHEE · 10 replies · 854+ views
    Unknown source on e-mail | August 5, 2007 | Unk - e-mail
    "TAPS" AN INTERESTING HISTORY If any of you have ever been to a military funeral in which taps were played; this brings out a new meaning of it. Here is something Every American should know. Until I read this, I didn't know, but I checked it out and it's true: We in the United States have all heard the haunting song, "Taps." It's the song that gives us that lump in our throats and usually tears in our eyes. But, do you know the story behind the song? If not, I think you will be interested to find out about...
  • Reveille (Video Link)

    06/29/2007 4:34:23 AM PDT · by BigAlPro · 5 replies · 374+ views ^ | July 4, 2006 | Brothers' Inc.
    It's time to prepare your heart for the celebration of America's 232nd birthday. If you are an American Veteran, if you love any American Veterans or if you are just an American Patriot, this is a must see video. Once you have everything on the checklist, you will be ready to watch this video on Check List:      The heart of a patriot ___      Time to watch video (12 minutes) ___ Click here when ready:  Reveille Video Link
  • There is a sad majesty to the sounding of 'Taps'

    06/11/2007 2:22:25 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 8 replies · 399+ views
    The Union Leader ^ | June 10, 2007 | John Clayton
    There is a sad majesty to the sounding of "Taps." Each evening, those 24 haunting notes now echo throughout the grounds of the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, and the mournful tune rings out because of Noel Taylor. The 61-year-old Goffstown resident is orchestrating a program of his own creation called "100 Nights of Remembrance," and to do so, he has summoned the assistance of his fellow buglers and trumpet players from all over the state.
  • America Supports You: TAPS Helps Families Cope With Loss of Loved Ones

    05/26/2007 6:02:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 242+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Gerry J. Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, May 25, 2007 – Families members who have lost loved ones serving in the military are gathered here this Memorial Day weekend for a survivors’ national support group seminar. Legendary singer Pat Boone speaks with older TAPS members today at the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors’ 13th Annual National Good Grief Camp for Young Survivors held in Arlington, Va. Defense Dept. photo by Gerry J. Gilmore  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Five hundred older family members and 300 young people are attending this year’s survivors’ seminars and associated events, said Bonnie Carroll, chairman of Tragedy Assistance Program...
  • With a dented bugle, he brings dignity: Mike McCann, 14, plays taps at military funerals...

    04/26/2007 2:51:04 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies · 581+ views
    The Cristian Science Monitor ^ | April 25, 2007 | Cynthia Anderson
    With a dented bugle, he brings dignity - Mike McCann, 14, plays taps at military funerals, then goes off to algebra. By Cynthia Anderson | Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor - April 25, 2007 edition HINGHAM, MASS. On a blustery spring day, when other eighth graders are midway through their morning classes, Mike McCann stands with his trumpet on the steps of the Church of the Resurrection, awaiting the signal to play. The sun briefly shines then disappears. Dressed in a buttoned-down shirt and tuxedo pants, Mike looks cold. He waits alongside a color guard as the family of...

    03/22/2007 1:45:21 PM PDT · by WBL 1952 · 256 replies · 14,390+ views
    Dem leadership pulls DC voting bill from floor; conservative Dems were supporting DC gun repeal... Leader Hoyer seen yelling at staff on floor... Speaker Pelosi absent because she is desperately searching for Iraq supplemental votes... Holmes-Norton standing silently in disbelief..
  • Alan D. Eames, 59, Scholar of Beers Around the World, Dies

    02/27/2007 6:37:45 PM PST · by Tom D. · 28 replies · 567+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 27, 2007 | Douglas Martin
    Alan D. Eames, 59, Scholar of Beers Around the World, Dies By DOUGLAS MARTIN Published: February 27, 2007 Alan D. Eames, who cultivated his reputation as “the Indiana Jones of beer” by crawling into Egyptian tombs to read hieroglyphics about beer and voyaging along the Amazon in search of a mysterious lost black brew, died on Feb. 10 at his home in Dummerston, Vt. He was 59. His wife, Sheila, said he died after suffering respiratory failure while he slept. Mr. Eames called himself a beer anthropologist, a role that allowed him to expound on subjects like what he put...
  • Cabinet seeks to promote West Bank truce; arrests must be approved by senior officers

    12/03/2006 8:10:12 PM PST · by Sabramerican · 6 replies · 390+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 12/4/2006 | Amos Harel,
    IDF will no longer arrest Palestinians in the West Bank without explicit approval from either the GOC Central Command or the commander of IDF forces , the diplomatic-security cabinet decided yesterday. decision is aimed at reducing tensions in the West Bank that could disrupt the fragile cease-fire in the Gaza Strip. However, the IDF opposes expanding the ceasefire to West Bank, saying that terrorist organizations have no intention of stopping attempts to launch attacks from there, and without the army actively thwarting these attempts, suicide bombings inside Israel are liable to resume. . cabinet also forbade the IDF to open...
  • Taps Throughout America 2007

    08/07/2006 8:01:44 AM PDT · by sailordoc · 7 replies · 2,356+ views
    For anyone who may be interested, the Department of Veterans Affairs and Bugles Across America will be conducting Taps Throughout America on Armed Forces Day in May, 2007. One of the main reasons for the event is to alert people to the critical shortage of Buglers needed for funerals with Military Honors. The project will attempt to have buglers play Taps at all National Cemeteries, State Veterans Cemeteries and VA medical facilities in areas distant from a National Cemetery. BAA needs Project Directors who will work with the VA's contact person to coordinate individual events. Visit the BAA website at...
  • Memorial Day : History,Photos & Rememberance

    05/29/2006 7:03:37 AM PDT · by AirBorn · 24 replies · 6,988+ views
    Memorial Day History ^ | April 24, 2006 | David Merchant
    " Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New York in 1873. By 1890 it was recognized by all of the northern states. The South refused...
  • A day in the life of President Bush (5/28/06): photos & news

    05/28/2006 2:21:52 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 146 replies · 2,344+ views
    PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: President and Mrs. Bush arrived back at the White House today. They will participate in traditional Memorial Day events tomorrow, including the wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery followed by a memorial service in the Memorial Amphitheater. This event will be broadcast live on C-SPAN, beginning at approximately 10:30am Eastern time. For those who can't see it live, it will be rebroadcast at 8:00pm Eastern time on C-SPAN. For a President who is daily maligned by the media and people across the political spectrum, George W. Bush sure...
  • 4th ID trumpeters honor the fallen with 'Taps'

    05/23/2006 4:08:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 340+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | May 22, 2006 | Sgt. 1st Class Mary Motts
    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq (Army News Service, May 22, 2006) – A lone Soldier stands off to the side at a memorial service unnoticed. When the end nears and volleys are fired, the Soldier steps forward, raises a trumpet to his lips and solemnly blares “Taps," the 24-note final tribute to departed service members. For more than a century, Taps has added closure to military funerals and memorial services attended by grieving families and friends. In Iraq, the 4th Infantry Division Band’s six trumpeters alternate playing Taps at memorial services throughout the Multi-National Division – Baghdad area of operations. Each musician...
  • Memorial Day 2006 -- Taps Vigil

    05/23/2006 8:44:40 AM PDT · by gwjack · 13 replies · 512+ views
    Author | May 23, 2006 | Dale L. Jackson
    MEMORIAL DAY 2006 -- Taps Vigil Son Jarrin is a third year cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. He tells a lot of stories about the traditions there, but one stands out. It concerns the Taps Vigil. The Corps of cadets at West Point numbers about 4,000. They live in a military-structured environment. They wear the same uniforms. They have the same haircuts. They eat in the same mess hall at the same time, and they assemble in formation at the end of each day rain, sleet, or snow, to hear Taps. Taps is...
  • CA: Governor taps lame duck to conduct gas price investigation

    04/26/2006 8:43:34 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 201+ views
    Capitol Weekly ^ | 4/26/06 | Shane Goldmacher
    Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger this week called on California Energy Commission Chairman Joe Desmond to investigate possible price gouging by big oil companies, as gasoline prices across much of the state topped $3 a gallon. But Desmond has only two weeks left on the job--and likely won't be there to see the investigation through. Desmond's nomination must be confirmed by both the Senate Rules Committee and the full Senate before May 10 in order for him to keep his post. But the Senate, led by President Pro Tem Don Perata, D-Oakland, has refused to even schedule a confirmation hearing. Without such...
  • Bush Taps Portman As New Budget Director

    04/18/2006 7:07:07 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 540+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/18/06 | Terence Hunt - ap
    WASHINGTON - President Bush on Tuesday nominated Trade Representative Rob Portman (news, bio, voting record) as the White House budget director, turning to a Washington insider and longtime friend as part of an effort to re-energize the administration and boost the president's record-low approval ratings. Bush said more changes are in the works under his new chief of staff, Joshua Bolten. "With a new man will come some changes," the president said. But he emphasized anew that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's job is safe, despite calls for his resignation from a half dozen retired military commanders. "I hear the voices...
  • McCain Taps Former Bush Political Director

    03/18/2006 8:56:19 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 858+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/18/06 | Ron Fournier - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) - With an eye toward the 2008 presidential campaign, GOP Sen. John McCain of Arizona has hired one of President Bush's top re-election advisers to help run his political action committee. Terry Nelson, political director of the Bush-Cheney campaign in 2004, will be senior adviser to Straight Talk America, according to several official familiar with the hiring. They spoke on condition of anonymity so as not to pre-empt an announcement by McCain's committee. McCain is using the PAC to raise money and organize his travel on behalf of Republicans running in November's midterm elections. The PAC is also...
  • Group trumpets final honors at vets' funerals

    03/17/2006 4:44:13 AM PST · by Racehorse · 2 replies · 270+ views
    Armed Forces Press via email | 16 March 2006 | Donna Miles
    At age 99, Leonard "Rosie" Ross attends his share of funerals. But in most cases, it's not for a friend or loved one. Ross, in his American Legion uniform, trumpets "Taps" for fellow veterans he's never met, representing a nonprofit group called Bugles Across America. Ross is the oldest of thousands of horn players nationwide who believe a recorded rendition of "Taps" playing from a "boombox" just doesn't deliver the proper gravesite tribute to veterans who sacrificed for their country. So they volunteer their time, toting their trumpets, cornets, flugelhorns and bugles to gravesites across the country to play the...
  • DoD Taps Industry Know-How in Ongoing Counter-IED Efforts

    01/25/2006 4:28:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 17 replies · 482+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 24, 2006 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2006 – Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England called on what he called some of the best minds in the country today to help come up with new solutions to the threat improvised explosive devices pose to U.S. troops. Speaking to some 600 leaders from industry, academia, the national laboratories and all branches of the military at a two-day industry conference focused on the IED threat, England challenged participants to find better ways to counter what has become terrorists' weapon of choice in Iraq and, more recently, Afghanistan. "We owe it to the troops," he told the group....
  • Group Trumpets at Vets' Funerals

    11/09/2005 3:38:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 529+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Nov 9, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2005 - At age 99, Leonard "Rosie" Ross attends his share of funerals. But in most cases, it's not for a friend or loved one. Ross, in his American Legion uniform, trumpets "Taps" for fellow veterans he's never met, representing a nonprofit group called Bugles Across America. Ross is the oldest of thousands of horn players nationwide who believe a recorded rendition of "Taps" playing from a "boombox" just doesn't deliver the proper gravesite tribute to veterans who sacrificed for their country. So they volunteer their time, toting their trumpets, cornets, flugelhorns and bugles to gravesites across...
  • Waterspout Taps Into An Old Spring Of Republicanism (Ireland - England)

    10/28/2005 5:42:28 PM PDT · by blam · 38 replies · 618+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-29-2005 | Tom Peterkin
    Waterspout taps into an old spring of republicanism By Tom Peterkin, Ireland Correspondent (Filed: 29/10/2005) An apparently innocuous waterspout given to a small market town after it suffered from crop failure would appear to be an unlikely symbol of English colonial oppression. But plans to restore a 19th century limestone well in Nenagh, Co Tipperary, have re-ignited ancient Anglo-Irish animosities. A £27,000 proposal to refurbish the spout and reinstate a plaque commemorating the "unparalleled benevolence of the English nation to the poor of Ireland" has outraged republicans, still smarting from the treatment of Irish peasants during the Great Famine of...
  • Bush Chooses Miers for Supreme Court

    10/03/2005 7:10:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 126 replies · 3,287+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/3/05 | Deb Riechmann - ap
    WASHINGTON - President Bush on Monday nominated White House counsel Harriet Miers to replace retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court, reaching into his loyal inner circle for another pick that could reshape the nation's judiciary for years to come. "She has devoted her life to the rule of law and the cause of justice," Bush said as his first Supreme Court pick, Chief Justice John Roberts, took the bench for the first time just a few blocks from the White House. "She will be an outstanding addition to the Supreme Court of the United States." If confirmed...

    07/26/2005 5:38:09 PM PDT · by Rodney King · 53 replies · 1,243+ views
    UK Times Mirror ^ | today | some guy
    AN AMOROUS couple who took to sea in a dinghy sparked a major rescue operation when their lovemaking was mistaken for cries for help. Police and lifeboat crews were scrambled to waters off Torbay, Devon, after a passer-by raised the alarm. When they reached the tiny boat, the rescuers realised nobody was in danger - but the man and woman on board were naked. A police spokesman said the couple put their clothes back on after returning to the shore and were given "words of advice".
  • USASOC Soldier Dies in Iraq

    06/03/2005 7:42:38 AM PDT · by rangerwife · 73 replies · 5,261+ views ^ | June 2, 2005 | USASOC Public Affairs
    U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs Office FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, June 2, 2005) — A Special Forces Soldier based here died May 31 near Al Qaim, Iraq, after his unit was attacked with enemy small arms fire during combat operations there. Sgt. 1st Class Steven M. Langmack, 33, a senior Special Forces communications sergeant assigned to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command here, sustained fatal injuries during the attack. A native of Seattle, he enlisted in the U.S. Army as an infantryman on Aug. 15, 1990. He served with various elements of the 75th Ranger Regiment...
  • National Civil War Museum Explores History of 'Taps'

    05/26/2005 8:10:22 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 28 replies · 786+ views
    art daily ^ | 27 may 2005 | PRNewswire
    HARRISBURG, PA.-PRNewswire/ Each Memorial Day, ceremonies across the country echo with the sound of a plaintive bugle call, played to honor those who died in America's wars. The call is "Taps" and it dates back to the American Civil War. "There are some heart-warming myths about 'Taps,'" warns George Hicks, the executive director of the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Museum, which opened in 2001, has 65,000 square feet of exhibit space that tells the story of the entire conflict, without sectional bias. The Museum's exhibit about Civil War music includes six battered and tarnished bugles that...
  • Buglers Scarce for Veterans' Funerals

    05/21/2005 6:43:30 PM PDT · by Retired Chemist · 22 replies · 697+ views
    BATH, N.Y. - It began with three haunting notes from a teenage girl. A second bugler, about 100 yards down the road, picked up the tune. And then a third. More than 850 buglers, trumpeters and other horn players fanned out Saturday along 41 miles of roads in rural western New York and performed a cascading rendition of taps to highlight the scarcity of buglers at veterans' funerals. The 24-note melody started up at Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, overlapped from one instrument to the next as it reverberated through a string of small towns from Painted Post to Campbell...

    05/20/2005 10:36:19 AM PDT · by ramseye · 16 replies · 499+ views
    Elmira Star-Gazette ^ | May, 16, 2005 | Jeff Murray
    There will be at least 800  brass musicians playing TAPS Saturday.  This will extend from Elmira-to-Bath, NY; a distance of 41 miles.  The first brass musician will begin to play taps at 10 a.m..  Musicians will be stationed every 80 yards and will begin playing an echo on the third note of the previous musician's taps.  
  • U.N. taps management chief, makes reforms

    05/17/2005 5:53:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 256+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/17/05 | Edith M. Lederer - AP
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United Nations chose a State Department finance expert as its new management chief Tuesday and announced a series of reforms in response to the oil-for-food and sexual exploitation scandals and staff concerns about the organization's leadership. The package announced Tuesday includes protection for whistleblowers, an anti-fraud and corruption policy, a unified standard of conduct for peacekeepers to prevent sexual abuse, and expanded financial disclosure requirements for senior officials. Christopher Bancroft Burnham, currently acting undersecretary of state for management, was hired as the world body's management chief and charged with strengthening "accountability, ethical conduct and management...
  • Buglers:Too Young To Serve, But They Found A Way

    03/08/2005 7:42:13 PM PST · by llevrok · 9 replies · 332+ views
    KOMO TV (Seattle) ^ | 3/8/05 | Bian Calvert
    There's a shortage of "live" bugle players for military funerals in this country. But now some young people, too young to even serve their country, are stepping up, learning to play Taps in order to honor veterans.
  • CA: Corruption case judge may allow FBI's taps (San Diego City Hall)

    03/08/2005 9:35:10 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 246+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 3/8/05 | Kelly Thornton
    A judge indicated yesterday that he will not throw out wiretap evidence in the City Hall corruption case nor will he order prosecutors to pinpoint evidence that the councilmen accepted cash bribes. At a three-hour hearing attended by the defendants, U.S. District Judge Jeffrey T. Miller rejected a defense argument that the wiretaps should be ruled inadmissible because an FBI agent didn't disclose that defendant Lance Malone made statements that "nothing illegal" was going on. The judge pointed out that the FBI is not required to include every fact in wiretap applications. Comments that might be construed as incriminating were...
  • CA: Governor taps two locals for power board (Cal-ISO)

    03/07/2005 9:18:06 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 493+ views
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed two East Bay residents to the board overseeing the agency that operates the state's electrical power grid. Elizabeth Lowe, 41, of Danville has served as vice president of Onsite Energy Corp. since 1997; earlier she was vice president of Western operations for DukeSolutions, Inc. Lowe is a member of the Power Association of Northern California, the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses and the California League of Food Processors. She is registered to vote without a party affiliation. Mason Willrich, 71, of Piedmont was president and CEO of PG&E Enterprises before becoming an independent consultant advising clients...
  • Live taps performance becoming rare

    02/21/2005 12:31:40 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 243+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, February 21, 2005
    BATH, N.Y. (AP) — Once the pastor intoned, "May he rest in peace," a Marine Corps honor guard lifted the flag off Thomas Wagner's casket and held it aloft. Right on cue, from an adjacent hilltop at Bath National Cemetery, there rose a stirring bugle call. Played by an American Legion post chaplain, the Civil War dirge known as taps endures as a final salute to fallen veterans " most of whom, like Mr. Wagner, were warriors long ago. "For the families of those who served, it adds a beautiful, somber tone, a feeling of finality," said Fran Look, a...