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  • The Tragedy of the Democratic Party

    03/07/2008 9:20:23 AM PST · by Signalman · 17 replies · 137+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 7, 2008 | Thomas Lifson, Richard Baehr
    Super delegates will determine the next nominee of the Democrats, and a happy ending for the Party looks unlikely. Mathematically, the Democratic Party is nearly locked in to Barack Obama entering the convention with a significant delegate lead. Taking the nomination away from him via the super delegate mechanism would alienate the Party's African-American base and potentially turn off a swath of the younger generation enthusiasts for Obama's multi-cultural charisma. Yet there are signs that the Obama bubble may be bursting, his support peaking, while serious press scrutiny is beginning to fire buyer's remorse in certain quarters. The potentially seriously...
  • Five From Md. Family Dead in Ohio Crash

    12/31/2007 7:46:53 AM PST · by RDTF · 68 replies · 932+ views
    The washington post ^ | Dec 31, 2007 | David P. Marino-Nachison
    Five members of a Maryland family died late yesterday when their minivan was hit head-on by a pickup truck going the wrong way on a Toledo, Ohio-area interstate, according to the Toledo Blade. Bethany Griffin, 36, and Jordan Griffin, 10, of Parkville, Md., to the northeast of Baltimore, were pronounced dead at the scene, along with Lacie Burkman, 7, and Haley Burkman, 10, police sources told the Blade. Lacie and Haley Burkman are from Redford, Mich., according to the Associated Press. Six-month-old Vadi Griffin was pronounced dead after being taken to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. Danny Griffin, 36, of...
  • In news of war, tragedy, and uncertainty, 2007 was a year of frustration (AP spew)

    12/23/2007 7:29:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies · 202+ views
    South Coast Today ^ | 12/23/07 | ADAM GELLER
    In news of war, tragedy, and uncertainty, 2007 was a year of frustrationBy ADAM GELLER Associated Press writer December 23, 2007 6:00 AM A war winds on, but lawmakers are seemingly powerless to do anything about it. The wrenching sorrow of tragedies on a Virginia campus, a Minnesota highway bridge and deep inside a Utah coal mine is compounded by a question that echoes: Could this have been prevented? Thousands lose their homes in a mortgage and credit crisis that worsened — despite repeated assurances that the worst had passed. Every year has grim headlines. But the story of 2007...
  • Soccer fans fall to their deaths in Brazil

    11/25/2007 8:53:37 PM PST · by RDTF · 53+ views
    Cnn.com ^ | Nov 25, 2007 | AP
    SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) -- Eight people died Sunday after a section of stands at a soccer stadium in northeastern Brazil collapsed as cheering fans jumped up and down at the end of a game, police said. At least nine people fell through a section of the highest bleachers at the Fonte Nova stadium in the coastal city of Salvador, and eight were killed, said Maj. Edmilson Tavares of the city's federal police. -snip-
  • Autopsy: Az. Airport Death Accidental

    11/09/2007 3:51:21 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 23 replies · 191+ views
    ap ^ | 11/09/07 | PAUL DAVENPORT
    PHOENIX (AP) — A woman who died in police custody during an airport layover was intoxicated on a potent mix of alcohol and antidepressants and accidentally strangled herself on her shackles, an autopsy released Friday concludes.
  • America Supports You: Communities Embrace Texas Family After Tragedy (GRAB TISSUES!)

    11/06/2007 3:58:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 109+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Toni Maltagliati
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2007 – Troops in Iraq know too well how quickly life can take a wrong turn. An outpouring of goodwill and support from the public is helping one wounded soldier and his wife cope with a tragic loss. For Army Spc. John A. Johnson, the fifth improvised-explosive-device blast he experienced in Iraq, in August, was the one that caused traumatic brain injury that landed him at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio for treatment. Two months later, when he was being discharged, his wife and three children left El Paso and headed east to meet him....
  • Crews Work to Recover Bodies of 5 Hydroelectric Plant Workers ( West of Denver )

    10/03/2007 11:57:03 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 2 replies · 424+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, 03 Oct 2007, 10:30 AM MDT | unkown
    GEORGETOWN, Colo.  --  Five workers trapped at least 1,500 feet underground survived an initial chemical fire at a hydroelectric plant, but died before emergency workers could rescue them. Investigators were trying to determine how they died, and the county coroner's office was working Wednesday to identify the workers, who were employed by a California contractor. Authorities had yet to remove the bodies from the tunnel. Crews who entered from the bottom of the sloping tunnel to put out the fire discovered the bodies late Tuesday, Clear Creek County Undersheriff Stu Nay said. They were among a group of nine contract...
  • Explosion at Power Plant Traps 5 Workers (workers were not saved--see #23)

    10/02/2007 4:12:56 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 38 replies · 316+ views
    ABC News ^ | Oct 2, 6:03 PM EDT
    A chemical explosion and fire at a hydroelectric generating plant outside this mountain town trapped five workers in a water tunnel about 1,000 feet below ground. All five were alive and were communicating with rescuers, Clear Creek County Emergency Director Kathleen Gaubatz said. It was not clear whether the workers were hurt. Crews were rappelling down a 55-degree incline to reach the them. Gaubatz said epoxy paint had exploded but the structural integrity of the dam was not compromised. The Cabin Creek Station plant, owned by Xcel Energy, is about 30 miles west of Denver. "They're up a ways from...
  • Brothers Killed in Crash (older brother, US soldier, injured in Iraq, family home foreclosed)

    10/01/2007 6:33:25 PM PDT · by 1curiousmind · 18 replies · 1,331+ views
    The Oakland Press ^ | 10/01/07 | Steve Frye
    A Waterford Township family already enduring a son severely injured in Iraq and the loss of their home suffered an unbelievable blow this weekend - the deaths of their two youngest sons in a traffic crash. Joshua Brian Schrauger, 17, and Timothy Schrauger, 14, were killed Saturday afternoon after their vehicle collided with another vehicle in Riley Township in Clinton County. "I've never seen a family that has gone through what they have had to go through," said Pastor Tom Hampton of the Community Bible Church in Waterford Township, who has been a pastor for 30 years. "It's like the...
  • Husband throws wife off balcony

    08/17/2007 9:20:56 AM PDT · by Leg Olam · 20 replies · 856+ views
    KMBC Channel 9 ^ | 08,14,07 | Channel 9 News staff
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A husband is accused of pushing his ill wife off the balcony of their apartment building. Cristie Reimer, 47, was found dead on the sidewalk Tuesday night after a fall from her fourth-floor apartment in the 4900 block of Wornall Road. Her husband, 51-year-old Stanley Reimer, was charged with second-degree murder. On Thursday, he pleaded not guilty in federal court.
  • Shame On The Democrats Exploting The Tragedy (Bridge Collapse in Minneapolis)

    08/05/2007 5:32:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 901+ views
    Townhall ^ | August 2, 2007 | Hugh Hewitt
    Families are still huddled near the bridge but already Congressional Democrats are blasting the Bush Administration for failing to spend enough money on infrastructure. This is as indecent as it is stupid. One briefing today declared there are 77,000 bridges in the same classification as the 35W. The problem is obviously the inspection process, not the expenditure --an inability to focus on and find those structures close to catastrophic collapse. The bridge was in fact undergoing a $9 million maintenance program, with many workers on the span when disaster struck. Would $9 million have been enough to repair whatever flaw...
  • Suspect held in fatal stabbing (victim, 73, was retired AF colonel)

    07/10/2007 6:02:29 AM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 43 replies · 1,757+ views
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ^ | HENRI BRICKEY AND ERIC FINLEY
    Suspect held in fatal stabbing BY HENRI BRICKEY AND ERIC FINLEY AVALANCHE-JOURNAL Lubbock Police arrested a 25-year-old man in the Monday evening stabbing death of a retired U.S. Air Force colonel. Donald J. McCullough, 73, was killed around 5:30 p.m. inside the garage of his Southwest Lubbock home as he unloaded dry cleaning from his SUV. He and his wife were headed to San Antonio today to attend the Air Force retirement ceremony of their son, said a longtime friend who later arrived at the scene. Police didn't know Monday evening why a man ran into McCullough's garage, fought with...
  • A Preventable Tragedy - Environmentalism run amok creates growing tinderbox

    07/01/2007 9:23:36 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 678+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 7/1/07 | Richard Carlson
    Here I sit, looking down at lovely Lake Tahoe, but also looking down the hill at the fir forest growing ever thicker and more deadly. Fires always burn uphill. If a fire ever starts at the bottom of our hill, we'll have 10 minutes to escape before the one road out is cut off by the fire. Behind my home, it's nearly impossible to hike off trail because you have to wade through knee-deep piles of dead branches. The forest is ready to explode. We have too many trees, but no one dares do anything about it. Plenty of ingredients...
  • Lafayette [Louisiana] Fatal Fire [Hispanics/Illegal Immigrants]

    06/20/2007 7:47:16 PM PDT · by topher · 14 replies · 507+ views
    One person is dead and four are hospitalized after an early morning house fire in Lafayette. The blaze broke out just before five Wednesday morning at a home on the 200 block of Lana drive. Two of the injured are in critical condition. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation, but fire officials say it appears to have started inside the house and destroyed most of the structure. The names of the victims have not been released. As many as a dozen people, possibly migrant workers, lived in the house.
  • Fire kills 24 horses in Kentucky barn

    06/20/2007 4:41:11 PM PDT · by RDTF · 18 replies · 417+ views
    Yahoo via Drudge Report ^ | June 20, 2007 | AP
    SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. - A barn fire at an award-winning American Saddlebred farm in south-central Kentucky killed 24 horses, the owner said Wednesday. Seven colts and 17 mares were in the barn at 3-T Farm in Allen County when the fire broke out Tuesday morning, said Paige Tabor, one of the owners. All but one of the horses were American Saddlebreds, she said. "When you lose a barn full, it's overwhelming, but you just pick yourself up and find a way to go on," Tabor said. The farm has about 300 horses, she said. -snip- Tabor's husband, Randy Tabor, and his...
  • [Prayers needed : near Charleston, South Carolina] Several Firefighters Missing At West Ashley Fire

    06/18/2007 10:22:48 PM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 78 replies · 2,679+ views
    WCSC.com ^ | 18 Jun 2007
    The search is underway for as many as seven missing firefighters at the scene of a West Ashley fire. Charleston Mayor Joe Riley told reporters that several firefighters from three different local agencies were unaccounted for after the Sofa Superstore collapsed, but provided no further details. The fire broke out late Monday afternoon, shutting down part of Highway 17 near Wappoo Road. Flames were spotted shooting from the roof and thick black smoke billowed into the sky and could be seen as far away as James Island. Local residents and bystanders attempted to assist firefighters contain the fire. Some moved...
  • Stop Exploiting Tragedy [NRA and VTech]

    04/26/2007 8:53:13 AM PDT · by bedolido · 1 replies · 635+ views
    NRA ^ | 4-26-2007 | Wayne LaPierre
    It's been more than a week now since a mass murderer struck on the campus of Virginia Tech, and as the NRA joins the debate on policies and laws, there are a few things I want to point out. It wasn't 24 hours after the horrific shootings that the politicians started flapping their lips. Congressman Jim Moran suggested that somehow the tragedy was the fault of Republicans and President Bush. Barack Obama compared the evil events in Blacksburg to outsourcing jobs overseas. Senator Dianne Feinstein called for a new dialogue on gun control. Mayor Bloomberg spoke of the events in...
  • Virginia Tech Was An Act Of Evil, Not A "Tragedy" (Ben Shapiro: Time To Identify Evil Alert)

    04/25/2007 12:07:03 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 72 replies · 1,231+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 04/25/2007 | Ben Shaipro
    Most contracts for goods and services contain an "Act of God" provision. Such provisions typically allow contracting parties to dissolve a contract in case of an unexpected and unavoidable catastrophe: an earthquake, a tsunami, a lightning strike. This is perfectly logical. Man can act based on predictions about human behavior, but has no control over forces of nature. Conversely, human actions demand human responsibility. Only Divine action should be written off as inevitable tragedy. The Virginia Tech massacre was not an act of God -- it was undeniably an act of man. Yet many Americans have instinctively treated this massive...
  • OAKLAND: Man Killed in attempt at robbery

    04/22/2007 5:24:56 AM PDT · by gridlock · 72 replies · 2,361+ views
    SFGate (SF Chronicle) - via HotAir ^ | 4/21/07 | Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Catarino Piedra, 41, kept a gun underneath the counter at the Coliseum Pizza and Taqueria that he owned in East Oakland because his drivers had been robbed many times while making deliveries. Allen Joseph Hicks III, 22, was an accused batterer on probation for a drug conviction and an aspiring rap artist whom everybody in his neighborhood knew as "Boonie." The lives of the two men intersected tragically at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday when Hicks, armed with a pistol and joined by two other men, tried to rob Piedra inside the popular pizzeria at 89th Avenue and International Boulevard. Fearful...
  • Visiting New Zealander dies while trying to save invalid mother

    04/03/2007 9:17:41 PM PDT · by fishhound · 2 replies · 272+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | April 4 2007 | na
    WELLINGTON: A New Zealand father of eight died trying to save his elderly mother as her Gizo home was hit by the tsunami. The grieving family of Teangauki Kenimarawa Toma was trying yesterday to make arrangements for his body to be flown home to Wellington. They had just saved enough money to send Mr Toma, 53, a prison officer, back to Gizo — his first visit in 18 years — to see his mother and father. His eldest daughter, Juliette, said Mr Toma feared missing the birth of his sixth grandchild and wanted to delay the trip until later this...
  • 8 kids, 1 woman die in Bronx fire

    03/09/2007 11:16:34 AM PST · by AuntB · 24 replies · 846+ views
    Denver Post ^ | Mar. 9, 2007 | Louis Lanzano
    New York - Screams poured from the burning building along with smoke and flames: "Help me! Help me! Please! Please!" Bystanders looked up to see a woman toss two children out the window one at a time to those below. The scene unfolded early Thursday during New York's deadliest fire in nearly two decades - a blaze that killed eight children and one adult, part of an extended family led by African immigrants who shared a row house near Yankee Stadium. The children tossed from the three-story building survived, authorities said. The woman who threw them jumped and survived. The...
  • Pelosi comments draw White House ire (..."It's a tragedy. It's a stark blunder.")

    01/19/2007 12:51:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 58 replies · 2,921+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | Lolita Baldor - ap
    WASHINGTON - In a critique the White House labeled as "poisonous," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (news, bio, voting record) charged Friday that President Bush is wading too deeply into Iraq and said it should not be "an obligation of the American people in perpetuity." Pelosi said Bush "has dug a hole so deep he can't even see the light on this. It's a tragedy. It's a stark blunder." White House spokeswoman Dana Perino retorted that Pelosi's comments were "poisonous," referring to the portion of Pelosi's statement that asserted Bush is rushing new troops there and betting that Congress won't cut...
  • Red Cross: Asia storm toll may hit 1,000

    12/03/2006 12:58:21 AM PST · by Zakeet · 4 replies · 278+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | December 3, 2006 | Oliver Teves
    DARAGA, Philippines — The top Red Cross official in the Philippines said Sunday that he thinks 1,000 people or more have been killed by Typhoon Durian. "We're estimating the casualties could reach 1,000, perhaps more," said Sen. Richard Gordon, who heads the local Red Cross. His figure of 1,000 was based on reports from Red Cross officials on the ground in the devastated areas. Gordon said at present his group has recorded a death toll of at least 406, with 398 others missing, based on figures provided by mayors of devastated towns in the eastern Philippines, where Durian hit with...
  • Shot dead on his way to work: comic who gave Iraqis a laugh

    11/20/2006 11:27:02 PM PST · by MadIvan · 17 replies · 1,041+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | November 21, 2006 | THOMAS WAGNER
    ONE of Iraq's best known TV satirists was shot dead on his way to work yesterday.Waleed Hassan's Caricature show was unmissable for Iraqis seeking a release in laughter from the blood and chaos around them. He poked fun at sectarian violence, bickering politicians, the US forces and power blackouts. In all, 21 Iraqis were killed in the country yesterday in attacks in Baghdad, Ramadi and Baqouba, police said. The bodies of 26 who had been kidnapped and tortured also were found on the streets of the capital, in Dujail to the north of Baghdad and in the Tigris River. The...
  • Where Are The Amish Iraqis?

    10/07/2006 8:26:18 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 3 replies · 316+ views
    Iraqi Bloggers Central ^ | Friday, October 06, 2006 | Mister Ghost
    I was just reading a story about the recent Amish tragedy in Bart, Pennsylvania, and what struck me about the article was the sense of forgiveness inherent among the Amish. After such a disturbing and senseless, soul-shattering act of violence, the Amish were not lashing out at the gunmen or the gunmen's family. Though most would. They were not seeking revenge for their loss. Where many have. A great tragedy had just befallen them, which no words can convey the magnitude of, in such a small community, events and people interwoven, interlocked, where everyone knew each others names, the memories...
  • The ***OFFICIAL*** Weekend Singles' Thread --AMISH WEDDINGS (October 6-8, 2006)

    10/06/2006 2:11:33 PM PDT · by DollyCali · 212 replies · 2,023+ views
    DollyCali and All of the Singles & their FRiends | October 6, 2006 | DollyCali
    Amish Weddings Family is the core element in the Amish church, and choosing a mate is the most important decision in an Amishman's life. Boys and girls begin their search for a spouse when they turn sixteen. By the time a young woman turns twenty or a young man is in his early twenties, he or she is probably looking forward to the wedding day. But several definite steps must be taken by a couple before they may marry. Both must join the Amish church. They are baptized into the Amish faith and are responsible for following the Ordnung....
  • To Send Condolences, or Make a Contribution, to the Amish Families in Lancaster County, PA

    10/04/2006 9:50:17 PM PDT · by joanie-f · 62 replies · 3,481+ views
    self | 5 October, 2006 | joanie-f
    My husband and I live in Lancaster County and have of course been following the news of the school house shooting tragedy over the past few days. Friends from around the country have been in contact with us, wanting to know where they can send letters of condolence and contributions to the families of the young victims. I originally had very mixed emotions about contributing to a fund to defray the families’ transportation and medical expenses. The Amish do not believe in insurance of any kind, so surely do not have the means to pay for what will no doubt...
  • Two Highway Patrolmen and Woman Killed in Accident (Gallipolis, Ohio)

    09/28/2006 5:52:15 PM PDT · by se_ohio_young_conservative · 4 replies · 508+ views
    WSAZ-TV Huntington, West Virginia ^ | 9/28/06 | Associated Press (WSAZ TV)
    SEPTEMBER 28, 2006 -- The Ohio State Highway Patrol has identified the two troopers killed in today's crash in southeastern Ohio. Officials say 45-year-old Sergeant Dale Holcomb was a 21-year veteran, and 29-year-old Trooper Joshua Risner had been with the patrol seven years. They died along with another motorist, identified as 32-year-old Lori Smith of Vinton. State Highway Patrol superintendent Colonel Paul McClellan calls the crash "an extremely tragic event." The accident happened just before 6 a-m at an intersection outside Gallipolis in Gallia County. At a late morning news conference, Highway Patrol officials would not shed much light on...
  • (UPDATE: Three Missing Children E St. Louis, IL case found dead in dryer)

    09/23/2006 7:43:23 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 120 replies · 4,001+ views
    Yahoo via AP ^ | 9/23/06 | Jim Suhr
    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. - Three missing children have been found dead, days after their mother's body was discovered with the fetus cut from her womb, authorities announced late Saturday...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 09-04-2006

    09/04/2006 8:45:22 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 1 replies · 310+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 09-04-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. I'm greatly saddened to say Steve Irwin killed by a sting ray The tail-tip dart Pierced him in the heart Rest in Peace, Steve--that's what I pray.
  • The NHS scandal that cost a young boy's life ( and it was really CHEAP! )

    08/24/2006 8:34:54 AM PDT · by Broker · 35 replies · 1,772+ views
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 22nd August 2006 | NATASHA COURTENAY-SMITH
    I remember him coming rushing in from the garden that afternoon, in tears and covered in blood. After running his finger under the tap and seeing how deep the gash was, I decided to take him to our local A&E department at the King George hospital in Goodmayes, Essex. Tony cried all the way there but soon perked up at the sight of the hospital and the doctors. Because his wound was bleeding so heavily, we were rushed straight through to see a doctor and Tony was given a painkilling injection. When the doctors said they wanted to transfer Tony...
  • Tragedy Strikes Family: Brother Killed Hours Before Tumor Takes His Sibling’s Life

    08/12/2006 7:03:59 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 11 replies · 1,253+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 8/10/2006 | Laura Crimaldi
    he devoted older brother of a dying Dorchester teen fulfilled a promise to join his little brother on his journey into eternal life when he died Tuesday in a motorcycle accident just hours before a brain tumor claimed his kin. William Davulis, 26, the eldest of 10 children, was on his way to say goodbye to his younger brother, Dominic, 17, when he lost control of his motorcycle at the intersection of East First and O streets in South Boston at about 4:35 p.m. “William wasn’t expecting to see God. He was expecting to see his dying brother,” said the...
  • Prayer Request For a Friend and Co-Worker Who Lost a Young Daughter

    08/03/2006 6:55:04 PM PDT · by elkfersupper · 40 replies · 1,666+ views
    elkfersupper | 8/3/06 | elkfersupper
    I'm not very good at this sort of thing, and don't participate very frequently, but I have a friend and co-worker whose family needs all the help they can get right now.The Jansen family of Albuquerque lost their oldest daughter Sarah yesterday at the age of 11.Sarah was the eldest of three children.Her death was initially reported as a drowning at a health club pool.Very preliminarily, it appears it was not that, as she was a competitive swimmer.Preliminary autopsy indicates a thoracic tumor in or near the heart, which triggered either an aneurysm or nerve confusion following impact from a...
  • Million-dollar sports car totaled in rally for charity [Owner totals Ferrari Enzo]

    08/03/2006 8:16:34 AM PDT · by TChris · 174 replies · 3,460+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 8/3/2006 | Mark Havnes and Lisa Rosetta
    MILFORD - Utah Highway Patrol troopers had blocked off part of a remote Millard County highway Wednesday so owners of exotic sports cars could slam on the gas pedal and leave those 65 mph speed limit signs in the dust. Mercedes, Jaguars, Vipers, Porches and more were zipping along State Route 257 - all for charity - when the four-day Utah Fast Pass Road Rally took a dangerous turn. Provo resident Richard Losee lost control of his $1.3 million Ferrari - which had been screaming along at close to 100 mph - and crashed 28 miles north of Milford in...
  • PHOTOS: Dead children of Qana; Islamofacists are to blame, but pray for these innocents (graphic)

    07/30/2006 2:04:42 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 513 replies · 12,289+ views
    Suffer the Little Children to Come Unto Me"And they brought young children to Him, that He should touch them: and His disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, He was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto Me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God." (Mark 10:13-14) Jesus did not say suffer the children to come unto Him, except those born to Muslim parents. Remember the children of Beslan, Russia? The people to blame for this morning's tragedy are the Islamofacist ADULTS, men who commit...
  • Man dies in tunnel backup

    07/27/2006 12:50:50 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 53 replies · 1,522+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 07/27/06 | Michele McPhee, O'Ryan Johnson and Casey Ross
    Exclusive An ambulance racing to get a heart attack victim to the hospital was snagged in Big Dig tunnel gridlock, turning what should have been a four-minute trip into a desperate 24-minute ordeal that ended with the man’s death, public safety and transportation sources said. (snip) A police escort led the ambulance through the westbound Ted Williams Tunnel and onto surface streets through South Boston, a transportation source said. A public safety source said, however, that due to gridlock in the westbound side, the ambulance was led through the eastbound side of the I-90 Seaport connector tunnel, which was closed...
  • Tragedy On The Araxes

    07/02/2006 8:06:30 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 500+ views
    Archaeology ^ | 6030-2006 | Sarah Pickman
    Tragedy on the Araxes June 30, 2006 by Sarah Pickman A place of memory is wiped off the face of the Earth. Khachkars of the Djulfa cemetery, c.1987 (Courtesy of Research on Armenian Architecture) On the banks of the River Araxes, in the remote, windswept region of Nakhichevan, is a small area of land known as Djulfa, named for the ethnic Armenian town that flourished there centuries ago. Today, Nakhichevan is an enclave of Azerbaijan. Surrounding it on three sides is Armenia, and on the fourth, across the Araxes, is Iran. Hundreds of years ago, almost all of Djulfa's residents...
  • When Will the Senate Learn From Its Immigration Mistakes?

    05/22/2006 12:12:23 PM PDT · by 45Auto · 26 replies · 803+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 22 May 2006 | Ian de Silva
    As we watch the tragicomedy in the U.S. Senate on immigration reform, it behooves us to hark back to the last time the Senate debated major immigration reform. It was in 1985. Why does it behoove us to learn this history? Because the promises being made today are exactly the same promises made back then. The bill that the Senate produced in 1985, which became law in 1986, was ambitiously titled the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA). It is probably the most fraudulent legislation in American history, for it neither reformed nor controlled immigration. In fact, it actually exacerbated...
  • Concrete crushes pregnant woman (KY woman killed in freak accident)

    05/17/2006 8:27:30 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 43 replies · 1,422+ views
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | May 17, 2006 | Todd Van Campen, Jim Jordan And Jillian Ogawa
    A pickup truck knocked a concrete panel from the second floor of a parking garage in downtown Lexington yesterday morning, killing a Chase Bank employee who was eight months pregnant. Stephanie Hufnagel, 22, was expecting her second daughter, to be named Sydney, with her husband, Brian Hufnagel, 22, also a Chase employee. The couple dated at Bryan Station High School and married last October, family and friends said yesterday. Their daughter, Raigann, is 18 months old.
  • U.S. teen hurt in Tel Aviv suicide bombing in April dies of wounds

    05/14/2006 7:25:01 AM PDT · by blueminnesota · 16 replies · 760+ views
    Haaretz ^ | May 14, 2006 | Tamara Traubmann
    An American teen wounded in a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv last month died Sunday of organ failure, a hospital spokeswoman said.
  • Man says wife didn't intend to kill tot

    05/11/2006 11:34:33 AM PDT · by blueminnesota · 6 replies · 525+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | May 11, 2006 | Steve Scott
    The husband of a woman accused of killing her 22-month-old son at a Maplewood homeless shelter last week stood by his wife Wednesday, saying she was depressed and in need of psychiatric care.
  • Mother charged with killing her son

    05/04/2006 2:10:13 PM PDT · by blueminnesota · 19 replies · 516+ views
    KARE11 ^ | May 4, 2006 | AP
    Wofford allegedly told a Maplewood police officer the child resisted taking a nap so she placed him face down on a bed, then sat on him. "The defendant stated that after she got off ... he never moved from the face down position," the complaint states.
  • Campaign (Now) Says (Katherine) Harris Won't Turn To Inheritance.

    03/25/2006 3:01:00 PM PST · by MindBender26 · 221 replies · 2,824+ views
    In an effort to jump-start her sputtering Senate campaign, Rep. Katherine Harris went on national television invoking the memory of her late father and saying the money he left her will form the financial foundation of her challenge to Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. Now the Harris campaign says that's not the case. Campaign spokeswoman Morgan Dobbs said Thursday that Harris will sell her existing assets rather than rely on money from her father, a bank executive who died in January. The Republican from Longboat Key appeared on national television saying she would use the money left to her by her...
  • Pregnant Woman, 5 Kids Die in Nev. Crash

    03/26/2006 8:45:52 AM PST · by blueminnesota · 8 replies · 675+ views
    yahoo ^ | 5/26/2006 | Associated Press
    ALAMO, Nev. - A minivan collided with an oncoming semi-truck along a rural highway in southeastern Nevada Saturday, killing the van's pregnant driver and five children, the Highway Patrol said.
  • Motorcycle wreck kills man while wife at dead father's side

    03/15/2006 12:20:32 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 5 replies · 270+ views
    Montgomery Advertiser ^ | 3/15/06 | Marty Roney
    Motorcycle wreck kills man while wife at dead father's side By Marty Roney Montgomery Advertiser PRATTVILLE -- A 45-year-old Prattville man died in a motorcycle accident Tuesday morning, minutes after his father-in-law died of natural causes. Mike Lucy was killed when the motorcycle he was riding struck a tree near the intersection of Washington Ferry Road and Rice Street in Prattville, according to accident reports. Lucy's father-in-law, hospice patient Joe Stalnaker, died at his Reynolds Mill Road home about 6:30 a.m., said Autauga County Coroner Billy Brown. Lucy's wife, Barbara Lucy, was with her father when he died. "She loses...
  • 6 Kids Burn to Death in Poland

    03/01/2006 8:06:21 AM PST · by lizol · 2 replies · 156+ views
    Sofia News Agency ^ | 6 Kids Burn to Death in Poland
    6 Kids Burn to Death in Poland Six children aged between seven months and sixteen years died as a fire broke out in their house in Poland. The fire broke out in the morning and spread quickly through the house in the village of Kiniki, about 80 kilometers northwest of Warsaw. The reasons for the fire are still unknown.
  • Iraqis Can Draw Hope From Tragedy, Official Says

    02/27/2006 3:14:52 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 88+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2006 – The violence in Iraq over the past week has been tragic and has caused tension throughout the country, but ultimately it will inspire Iraqis to unite and form a strong government to defeat the terrorists, a top U.S. official said yesterday. "The interesting point here is what conclusions the communities draw from this difficult week," national security adviser Stephen Hadley said on CBS' "Face the Nation." "They've stared into the abyss a bit, and I think they've all concluded that further violence, further tension between the communities, is not in their interest." Violence erupted in...
  • Polish sorrow for Moscow roof tragedy

    02/23/2006 11:16:30 AM PST · by lizol · 188+ views
    Radio Polonia ^ | 23.02.2006
    Polish sorrow for Moscow roof tragedy 23.02.2006 Polish president Lech Kaczynski has addressed condolences to the Russian people in a message sent to president Putin in connection with the collapse of a market hall in Moscow. According to initial reports the tragedy has claimed 49 lives and left 31injured in hospital. President Kaczynski wrote in the message that the news about the catastrophe has caused deep sadness among Polish society, which fully understands the shock, having experienced a similar tragedy just weeks before. After the cave in of the International Fair Hall in Katowice, where 65 people were killed, Russian...
  • Relatives wait for news of loved ones

    01/29/2006 3:15:46 PM PST · by lizol · 7 replies · 276+ views
    Gulfnews ^ | 01/30/2006
    Relatives wait for news of loved ones Reuters Chorzow: Distraught relatives gathered in sub-zero temperatures yesterday at the site of a collapsed exhibition hall in Poland to discover whether their loved ones were among the dead pulled from the rubble. Hopes were fading that any more survivors would be found in the wreckage of the hall, which had been staging an event for international pigeon enthusiasts when the snow-laden roof collapsed on Saturday. After a night in which temperatures plunged to 15 Celsius emergency services said they were shifting their focus from rescue efforts to clearing the rubble. "I was...
  • Seven Children Killed in Fiery Florida Car Crash

    01/26/2006 7:53:01 AM PST · by George - the Other · 146 replies · 2,349+ views
    LAKE BUTLER, Florida (Jan. 26) - A car full of siblings headed home was crushed between a truck and a stopped school bus, killing the seven adopted children just two miles from where they lived.