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  • Obama Spends Less Than 2 Minutes At Scalia’s Wake [VIDEO]

    02/19/2016 3:11:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 61 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/19/16 | Steve Guest
    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama paid less than two minutes of respect to the late Antonin Scalia while the Justice lies in repose at the Supreme Court Friday, the Obamas spent approximately 35 seconds in front of the casket and then approximately 67 seconds in front of the portrait of Scalia.
  • Man killed outside wake for slain woman

    02/06/2013 9:03:13 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    UPI ^ | February 2, 2013
    PATERSON, N.J., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- A New Jersey man was gunned down as he waited for his girlfriend outside a funeral home where she was attending a homicide victim's wake, police said. Conrad Bishop, 25, of West New York, died Thursday night outside the Martinez Funeral Home in Paterson, The Record of Hackensack reported. Manny Martinez, the funeral director, said he saw Bishop lying on the street in a pool of blood with money blowing around him.
  • Remembering Breitbart:Larry O’Connor Show..John Nolte (amazing,probably 1st live internet wake)

    03/03/2012 2:32:07 PM PST · by STARWISE · 6 replies
    BreitbartTV ^ | 3-3-12
    COMPLETE TITLE: Remembering Breitbart: Larry O’Connor Show With John Nolte Lots of laughs, lots of tears, lots of Righteous Indignation. A four hour special, live call-in show taped at midnight ET, March 3, 2012 featuring Breitbart.tv Editor-In-Chief Larry O'Connor and Big Hollywood Editor-In-Chief John Nolte discussing the tragic death of Andrew Breitbart. Listeners called in until 4:00 AM ET. Two videos of this at the article page and HERE.
  • Crossroads GPS: "Wake Up" (Vid Clobbering Obama)

    07/08/2011 11:58:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/8/11 | CrossroadsGPSChannel
    Excellent political ad.
  • Mexico: Obama Needs to Wake Up and Smell the Gunpowder

    10/29/2010 11:47:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 10/29/10 | Ted Galen Carpenter
    While the Obama administration worries about security issues half way around the world in such places as Afghanistan, Iran, and North Korea, a serious problem is brewing right on our southern border. Drug-related violence in Mexico has claimed some 29,000 lives since President Felipe Calderon declared war on the cartels four years ago. The situation is now so bad that some analysts worry that Mexico could become a “failed state.” That outcome is a relatively unlikely, worst-case scenario, but the violence is already bad enough that it warrants far more attention from America’s
  • In wake of NPR controversy, Fox News gives Juan Williams an expanded role

    10/21/2010 2:14:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 10/21/10 | Matea Gold
    The cable news network signs the analyst to a new three-year contract for nearly $2 million. Meanwhile, conservative figures blast the public radio network for its response to Williams' comments about Muslims. Reporting from Washington — As National Public Radio weathered a storm of criticism Thursday for its decision to fire news analyst Juan Williams for his comments about Muslims, Fox News moved aggressively to turn the controversy to its advantage by signing Williams to an expanded role at the cable news network. Fox News Chief Executive Roger Ailes handed Williams a new three-year contract Thursday morning, in a deal...
  • Will journalists wake up in time to save journalism from Obama's FTC?

    05/31/2010 9:49:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 616+ views
    wash. examiner ^ | 5/31/10 | Mark Tapscott
    Release of the Federal Trade Commission's working paper on "reinventing journalism" makes it clear that there is no more time for diplomacy about this issue: President Obama is determined to federalize the news industry just as he has banking, autos, and health care. Everybody who wants independent journalism had better wake up to these three facts about what is going: * Journalists must understand that there is no way the First Amendment's guarantee of freedom of the press will survive if the federal government regulates the news industry as envisioned by the FTC. Those who accept at face value protests...
  • Wake Up, America!

    04/20/2009 2:35:01 PM PDT · by DARCPRYNCE · 4 replies · 544+ views
    DarcPrynce's YouTube Channel ^ | 04/20/09 | Edward L. Daley
    Click on the image below to watch video.
  • A Presidential Wake Up Call (Newsweek editorial hits the Pres)

    03/21/2009 1:29:27 PM PDT · by lt.america · 130 replies · 4,477+ views
    Newsweek ^ | March 20 2009 | Eleanor Clift
    Who would have thought 55 days into this administration we would be asking the question, what did he know and when did he know it? Word that a provision in the stimulus bill gave the green light for AIG to hand out bonuses using taxpayer money sent the media bloodhounds hot on the trail of whoever is the culprit. For a time, it looked like Senate Banking chairman Chris Dodd would take the fall, but after 24 hours of twisting in the wind, Dodd said the change that exempted past agreements to pay bonuses was made at the request of...
  • Role Model: 93-Year-Old Beat the Great Depression

    02/25/2009 12:47:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 824+ views
    THE NEWS & OBSERVER OF RALEIGH ^ | February 24, 2009 | Josh Shaffer
    Brady Jefcoat grew up the son of sharecroppers. He lost use of his right hand at 16. He pounded Raleigh streets through the worst years of the Great Depression, fighting for work at 25 cents an hour. But at 93, he knows that you can whip life's worst setbacks and that the world will eventually notice a hard-working boy with something to prove. You can see the evidence in the basement of his southern Wake County ranch house, where he restored, with his left hand, more than 12,000 phonographs, cuckoo clocks, butter churns, jukeboxes, air rifles, pump organs and a...
  • Journal Register closes 8 weekly newspapers in Conn. (Official Dinosaur Media Wake®)

    01/17/2009 7:21:56 AM PST · by abb · 20 replies · 657+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | January 17, 2009 | Andrew Larson
    Eight weekly newspapers owned by Journal Register Co. closed their doors Friday, days before several imperiled daily and weekly newspapers owned by the Yardley, Pa., company are expected to have new owners. The Kent Goods Times Dispatch, the weekly newspaper for the tiny 3,000-person town in Litchfield County, unexpectedly announced that Friday's edition will be its last. Seven other weeklies, part of Journal Register's Imprint Newspapers division, printed their final issues this week: the Avon Post, Bloomfield Journal, Farmington Post, Simsbury Post, Tri-Town Post, Windsor Journal and Windsor Locks Journal. Those newspapers were among 11 weeklies Journal Register put up...
  • Residents and others lament loss of trees

    05/05/2008 6:53:31 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies · 266+ views
    The Montgomery Gazette ^ | April 30, 2008 | Melissa J. Brachfeld
    In the community of Shady Grove Woods, trees are becoming more and more scarce. Residents and other anti-Intercounty Connector activists marched through the neighborhood on Saturday, pointing out the trees that were cut down to make way for the six-lane highway. ‘‘It’s just that we didn’t have a say in it in so many ways and we’re not talking about a two-lane road, we’re talking about a major highway running through here,” resident Sam Chim said of the ICC. ‘‘We have a lot of nice, private woods back here and now we’re going to have a highway running through instead....
  • Not dead yet, Chilean man wakes up at his own wake

    01/20/2008 11:04:55 PM PST · by americanophile · 23 replies · 10,961+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 20, 2008 | Yahoo! News
    SANTIAGO (AFP) - An 81-year old man in the small Chilean village of Angol shocked his grieving relatives by waking up in his coffin at his own wake, local media said on Sunday. ADVERTISEMENT When Feliberto Carrasco's family members discovered his body limp and cold, they were convinced that the octogenarian's hour had come, so they immediately called a funeral home, not a doctor. Carrasco was dressed in his finest suit for the wake, and his relatives gathered to bid him a final farewell. "I couldn't believe it. I thought I must be mistaken, and I shut my eyes," Carrasco's...
  • Cops Link Black Muslim Group to Editor's Murder

    08/04/2007 7:45:08 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 35 replies · 928+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 03, 2007
    OAKLAND, Calif. — Police said they recovered firearms linked to the slaying of an Oakland journalist during a series of early morning raids Friday targeting members of a Black Muslim splinter group that operates a chain of bakeries. Colleagues said Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey, 57, had been working on a story about Your Black Muslim Bakery before he was ambushed and slain Thursday morning.... Before dawn, officers raided the Muslim group's headquarters at the original bakery on San Pablo Avenue, as well as three houses in Oakland. They arrested seven people on charges including homicide, robbery and assault, including...
  • My buddy, "Bluesboy" Palka passed away last Sat. Wake was today. (Vanity)

    12/16/2006 6:59:48 PM PST · by dynachrome · 22 replies · 385+ views
    http://www.dynachrome.com ^ | 12-16-06 | dynachrome
    Just kind of a tribute to John Palka. Marine (ca. 1965), blues lover, cat lover. Ornery. Not religious. Chicago boy. Missed by those who knew him.
  • (Wake County NC Sheriff)Harrison Admits to Affair

    11/03/2006 9:25:57 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 7 replies · 910+ views
    WTVD 11 News ^ | 11/03/06 | News Desk
    Just days before voters decide whether to re-elect Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison, he has admitted to having an affair with another man's wife. Harrison, and the woman's husband say they want to set the record straight. A spokesman for the sheriff tells Eyewitness News that when confronted with the allegation, the sheriff decided it was best to admit his involvement and point out that he doesn't believe he is responsible for the couple's subsequent divorce. Rumors have been rampant since Wednesday that an "alienation of affection" lawsuit was about to be filed by Andrew G. Cook, an eye doctor...
  • And the most requested funeral song is...

    10/03/2006 7:44:35 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 345 replies · 13,295+ views
    yahoo! ^ | Oct 3 2006
    LONDON (Reuters) - James Blunt's "Goodbye My Lover" is the song most requested at British funerals and remembrance services, closely followed by Robbie Williams's "Angels," according to a survey released on Monday. Research for the Bereavement Register found just over a half (51 percent) of people ask for a specific song be played at their funeral and 79 percent have talked with family and friends about possible song choices. The survey of 5,000 people also uncovered some unusual final choices for the final goodbye with rock songs like "I'll Sleep When I am Dead" by Bon Jovi, competing with classical...
  • Wake withstands Typhoon Ioke

    09/05/2006 10:52:53 AM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 15 replies · 1,075+ views
    KHON2-TV ^ | 9/4/06 | Jai Cunningham
    Wake Island may be small, but it stood up to a super typhoon in a big way last week. The U.S Coast Guard flew a reconnaissance mission over the weekend to check on the island just days after Typhoon Ioke roared through. When the crew approached the Island they weren't sure what they were going to find. "Our first assessment that we heard of the island could be pretty massive devastation. When we came to the island we flew over it at a thousand feet and we were pleasantly surprised that any significant hazards, fuel tanks, runway, general building conditions...
  • Airmen sailing to Wake Island for damage check (Super Typhoon Ioke)

    09/03/2006 10:15:54 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 9 replies · 990+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | September 3, 2006
    9/3/2006 - ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (AFPN) -- Airmen and Sailors from Andersen will sail 1,500 miles to Wake Island to see how well the U.S. territory survived Super Typhoon Ioke. The Air Force evacuated all 188 island residents on two C-17 Globemaster III aircraft Monday before the typhoon arrived Thursday with 155 mph winds and gusts to 190 mph. The residents include Airmen, Department of Defense employees and Defense contractors. Members of Andersen's 36th Contingency Response Group and U.S. Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 will sail Sept. 4 on an expected four-day trip to the island....
  • Super typhoon Ioke is barreling towards Wake Island (Military, civilians & contractors evacuating)

    08/27/2006 8:41:03 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 68 replies · 13,090+ views
    KHON TV and KHNL TV ^ | August 27, 2006
    KHON TV - Super typhoon Ioke is barreling towards Wake Island It's big and packing quite a punch. Super typhoon Ioke is barreling towards Wake Island. The massive storm is churning around in the central pacific. It's packing winds of more than 160 miles per hour, a category five storm. Roy Matsuda from the Central Pacific Hurricane Center says, "it is projected to go along this track toward wake island as you can see and to reach Wake Island approximately Wednesday afternoon our time within 13 nautical miles." And because of that a team from Hawaii will head to Wake...

    07/29/2006 5:10:03 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 67 replies · 2,024+ views
    A little bird, an eye witness | 07/28/2006 | RaceBannon
    Massachusetts Marine Mark Vecchione was killed last week. At the wake, the representative of John Kerry showed up with a flag and simply walked up to the funeral home and handed it to the funeral director. He was asked to present the flag directly to the family on behalf of the Senator, but refused and started to leave the building. A retired Colonel started after this rep to explain how it is protocol to present the flag to the family. Kerry's rep refused to stop and talk. In fact, Kerry's rep kept walking to his car with the Col following...
  • Democrats Look to Rebuild in DeLay's Wake (Pretty Pitiful Plan Alert!)

    04/12/2006 7:24:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 364+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/12/06 | Kelly Shannon - ap
    AUSTIN - With their slate of fall candidates chosen, Texas Democrats are looking to rebuild their party with the help of a Republican: outgoing U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay. Statewide Democratic candidates, gathering Wednesday for a sort of pep rally at the party's Texas headquarters, mentioned DeLay repeatedly while portraying top Texas Republicans as corrupted by big money donors. "We're stuck with Tom DeLay, Rick Perry and the rest of the corrupt Republican leadership who's auctioned off the state Capitol to the highest bidder," said Democratic state chairman Charles Soechting. "Their pay-to-play style of politics has put special interests over the...
  • How EU edict could kill off the Irish wake

    04/10/2006 12:39:56 PM PDT · by managusta · 97 replies · 1,729+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/04/2006 | Tom Peterkin
    The strange mixture of joy and grief that marks a traditional Irish funeral, with its week-long drink-fuelled wake, is under threat from a European directive. The Irish custom that sees corpses kept in an open coffin so the deceased can be viewed during the wake has been endangered by an edict issued by Stavros Dimas, the EU environment commissioner. He wants chemicals used by embalmers to preserve the cadaver withdrawn under a new biocides directive. Such a move would see the end of the age-old ritual of "laying out" the body while games are played and food and drink are...
  • The Wake of Success

    03/08/2006 5:12:52 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 257+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Gen. George W. Casey Jr.
    BAGHDAD, March 6, 2006 — The crisis generated by the bombing of the Golden Dome in Samarra has subsided. As I said last week, Iraq has passed a crucial test in their journey to becoming a democratic country. There is a terrorist threat here that will stop at nothing to undermine the formation of this constitutionally elected government, a government of national unity and a government that that represents all Iraqis. They tried to make the bombing of the Golden Dome mosque the straw that broke the camel’s back and it failed. Iraqis rose to the occasion. Have no doubt,...
  • Iraqis Take Security Lead in Wake of Mosque Bombing

    02/24/2006 3:58:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 14 replies · 345+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 24, 2006 | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2006 – Iraqi security forces are leaning forward to provide security in areas of sectarian strife prompted by this week's terrorist bombing of a prominent Shiite religious shrine, a U.S. military official said here today. "Iraqis are in the lead; coalition forces are prepared to support as required," DoD spokesman Army Lt. Col. Barry Venable said. The world-famed Golden Mosque, a Shiite religious shrine located in Samarra, Iraq, was bombed Feb. 22. The mosque's golden dome was blown off in the explosion, which touched off a round of Sunni-Shiite discord across the country. Some Shiites have accused...
  • Britons Must 'Wake Up' To Terror Risk, Says Brown

    02/12/2006 11:38:31 AM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 600+ views
    Britons must 'wake up' to terror risk, says Brown (Filed: 12/02/2006) Opponents of tougher anti-terror measures must "wake up" to the scale of the security threat faced by Britain, Gordon Brown has warned. Mr Brown said ID cards were 'vital' The Chancellor is set to unveil a raft of new policies tomorrow, but the Government will this week face a tough task in the Commons to save two plans from embarrassing defeat. Both ID cards and proposals for a new offence of "glorifying terrorism" will be debated this week, measures dubbed "ineffective authoritarianism" by the Tories. David Cameron, the Conservative...
  • Murders soar in wake of Katrina refugees

    01/02/2006 6:56:54 AM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 69 replies · 2,860+ views
    News.Telegraph ^ | 01/01/2006 | Jacqui Goddard
    The city of Houston is appealing for emergency funding to help to fight a huge crime wave following the arrival of refugees from hurricane-hit New Orleans. The issue is highly sensitive as the majority of the hurricane's victims were drawn from New Orleans's black underclass.
  • Man wakes up with bullet in head

    12/30/2005 3:54:14 PM PST · by hemogoblin · 27 replies · 690+ views
    AP wire | 12/30/05 | AP
    PORT ORANGE — A man who woke up and found his head bleeding, drove to work and left a note for his boss before going to the hospital to find he had a bullet lodged in his brain, authorities said. His girlfriend later apparently killed herself when contacted by police. When Glen Thomas Betterley, 53, noticed the blood Thursday morning, he asked Emma Lorene Larsen if she had struck him. Larsen, 65, said she didn’t know. He cleaned himself up and laid down to rest, but when the bleeding wouldn’t stop he drove to work, left the note and then...
  • CA: In the Wake of the Kennedy

    12/29/2005 8:37:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 451+ views
    CaliforniaRepublic.org ^ | 12/29/05 | Thomas G. Del Beccaro
    In 2005, Arnold identified the problems facing our State and courageously confronted those problems. Many of us worked tirelessly for those reforms because reform is sorely needed in this State. For the various reasons I explained in my column, “Why the CA Reform Bid Stumbled” the election was not successful. The lack of success, however, did not mean that his ideas were wrong or to be shelved. Indeed, Reform is often a function of patient resolve not instant reception. For the volunteer, the truth still can be seen amidst the lingering smoke of doubt that blankets many a defeat. In...
  • Stopover at Wake Island

    12/03/2005 2:47:26 PM PST · by Poundstone · 40 replies · 1,421+ views
    vanity ^ | Dec. 4, 2005 | self
    After years and years of reading about WWII in the Pacific, two days ago I was finally able to visit a place I've always wanted to see but figured I'd never be able to: Wake Island. I was a passenger on a C-20G (Gulfstream IV) on a flight from MCAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, to Okinawa, Japan. This is a long flight, about 12 hours total flight time, not including the refueling stop. But my spirits soared when the pilots told me the refueling location would be Wake Island! After a five hour flight from Hawaii, we descended toward Wake, at...
  • Living In The Wake Of Zimbabwe's 'Tsunami'

    09/25/2005 6:19:48 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 493+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-26-2005 | Peta Thorncroft
    Living in the wake of Zimbabwe's urban 'tsunami' By Peta Thornycroft (Filed: 26/09/2005) "We live like pigs. No, pigs live better than us. We eat berries from the bush, which is food for baboons. That is our life since the tsunami," said Roderick Tchakayika, a father of five, outside the remains of his neighbours' house, which was knocked down on June 19. Mr Tchakayika, 48, was talking about what Zimbabweans call their own "tsunami" - a man-made event almost as extreme as the Asian disaster. The pitiful conditions in the Hatcliffe Extension It is three months since President Robert Mugabe...
  • Hurricane leaves wave of scams in its wake

    09/16/2005 4:19:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 431+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Sep 16, 2005 | Elaine Wilson
    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (Army News Service, Sept. 16, 2005) -- The nation watched in horror as Hurricane Katrina ripped through the Gulf Coast region, and then countless heart-wrenching stories stirred people to open their homes, wallets and hearts to the evacuees. But, as the disaster grew in proportion, so did the wave of Internet, e-mail and phone scams designed to rip off generous people. Rather than let a few criminals deter a nation’s generosity, the best way to counter the latest rash of crime is through education, said Timothy Haight, a legal assistance attorney with the Office of the...
  • Camp Pendleton Marines deploy in Katrina's wake

    09/10/2005 10:14:28 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 550+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sep 8, 2005 | unattributed
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Sept. 8, 2005) -- Marines from two Camp Pendleton-based units are participating in Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in the devastated Gulf Coast region, joining the thousands of other U.S. servicemembers ordered to the disaster area this past week by the President of the United States. A detachment of Marines from the base's Communications and Information Systems unit arrived at the Naval Air Station and Joint Reserve Base in Belle Chasse, La., Monday. The detachment of nine Marines, one civilian contractor, and two civilian truck drivers from CIS were dispatched to provide communications support to...
  • Iran's Political Prisoners: A Wake-up Call

    07/20/2005 4:03:29 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 2 replies · 448+ views
    Rooz Online ^ | Wednesday, Jul 20, 2005 | Loes Bijnen
    The famous investigative journalist Akbar Ganji is said to be dying. He has been urgently transferred from his cell in Evin to a hospital in Tehran. On July 16 it was the 36th day of his hunger strike as a protest not just against his own and his fellow-prisoners’ illegal detention, but also against the undemocratic Islamic Republic and its unelected Supreme Leader-for-Life, a harsh dictator with absolute power. Ganji’s hunger strike is a scream for the world’s attention for the persistent violations of the most fundamental human rights in his country. And for the fate of the vast number...
  • More heads roll in wake of Chicago scandal

    06/16/2005 10:21:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 489+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/16/05 | Nathaniel Hernandez - AP
    CHICAGO (AP) - City officials said Thursday that two more department heads were stepping down and five city workers were fired as a corruption scandal continued to rattle City Hall. Transportation Department Commissioner Miguel d'Escoto was asked to resign, while Personnel Department Commissioner Glenn Carr is leaving voluntarily, officials said. D'Escoto, a former chief of staff to Mayor Richard Daley, had trouble last month explaining why hundreds of truckloads of city asphalt were unaccounted for. Two former city workers have been charged in a scheme to steal 380 tons of asphalt and using city-paid hired trucks to deliver it to...
  • Ethics war feared in wake of DeLay controversy (Tubbs-Pelosi Puerto Rico trip exposed)

    04/26/2005 9:06:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies · 3,126+ views
    Ethics war feared in wake of DeLay controversy Congressmen scramble to correct omissions, 'clerical errors.' April 26, 2005 WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress are rushing to amend their travel and campaign records, fearing that the controversy over House Majority Leader Tom DeLay will trigger an ethics war that will bring greater scrutiny to their own travel and official activities. Some offices have sharply limited staff travel, and some members are not traveling at all because of the intense review they believe they will face in coming months. Lawmakers are paying old restaurant bills, filing missing forms and correcting erroneous ones...
  • Open letter to Freepers

    12/23/2004 11:26:57 AM PST · by martywake · 363 replies · 7,149+ views
    23 Dec 04 | martywake
  • 'Gorilla Wake' At Zoo Allows Gorillas To Mourn 'Babs'

    12/08/2004 2:22:13 PM PST · by Stoat · 18 replies · 998+ views
    Local 6 (Florida) ^ | December 8, 2004
    'Gorilla Wake' At Zoo Allows Gorillas To Mourn 'Babs' 30-Year-Old Suffered From Kidney Failure   POSTED: 4:37 pm EST December 7, 2004 UPDATED: 3:13 pm EST December 8, 2004  BROOKFIELD, Ill. -- A 30-year-old Brookfield Zoo gorilla died Tuesday morning following a four-month-long battle with kidney disease, and zookepers allowed the surviving gorillas to mourn her death in a special way. NBC5 Image Babs died Dec. 7 at the Brookfield Zoo. After Babs the gorilla died, keepers decided to allow surviving gorillas to mourn the death of the most influential female in their social family. One by one on...
  • Venezuela: Chavez's Spanish most excellent adventure!

    11/24/2004 8:07:58 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 4 replies · 210+ views
    24.11.04 | Or the kind of thing that you will be allowed to see on Venezuelan TV once the gag law passes. President Chavez by now must have ended his state visit in Spain. I am not too sure how good that visit was for Spain as it left quite a wake there. But I am sure that the inner trouble maker in Chavez must feel quite satisfied. All in all, at least on political grounds, Chavez had scored a few points, on domestic or foreign matters. At what price? Too early to say. The big news was the political...
  • [Theo van Gogh and] "Education By Murder" in Holland

    11/16/2004 11:23:33 AM PST · by stevejackson · 19 replies · 939+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | November 16, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    Editor's note: Readers may also be interested in Holland: Portent of Things to Come? and Dutch Center-Right Coalition Stands up to Islamism."Education by murder" describes the slow and painful way people wake up to the problem of radical Islam. It took 3,000 deaths to wake up Americans, or at least to wake up the half of them who are conservative. Likewise, it took hundreds of deaths in the Bali explosion to semi-wake up Australians; it took the Madrid assault for Spaniards, and the Beslan atrocity for Russians. Twelve workers beheaded in Iraq awoke the Nepalese.But it took just one death...
  • Living and Dying in Tokyo

    10/03/2004 10:08:50 PM PDT · by sfwarrior · 127 replies · 2,851+ views
    SFGATE.com ^ | Adam Sparks
    My mother-in-law passed away last week, and I attended the funeral in Tokyo. The five-day wake was a mind-blower in so many ways. It made me think of just how different Japan is than the United States and how, in so many ways, it is so far superior, both culturally and technologically. We have much to learn. First, the treatment of death is much different. My mother-in-law's body went directly from the hospital, where she passed away, to the home of her husband. There, the body was placed on the floor in the home's tatami room, a traditional chamber, lined...
  • Ship comes in for tanker-chasing team (Wake Surfers)

    09/27/2003 4:46:51 AM PDT · by wysiwyg · 6 replies · 1,792+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 9/26/2003 | Dina Capiello
    GALVESTON BAY -- James Fulbright rides waves with no beach in sight. For Fulbright and a small pod of friends, surf's up when the hull of an approaching tanker appears on the horizon of Galveston Bay like an apparition, trailed by a thin line of white water that signals a breaking wave. "Dude, what do you think of that? That's a pretty big ship," said Fulbright, 45, a local surf shop owner and surfboard manufacturer who chased the wakes of tanker ships Friday morning aboard a 17-foot Boston Whaler named Surf Bored. The group of local surfers, which includes a...
  • De Mello to be buried in France after Brazil wake

    08/21/2003 8:35:52 AM PDT · by kattracks · 1 replies · 203+ views
    Reuters | 8/21/03
    BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - The body of the U.N. special envoy to Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello, who was killed in a bomb attack in Baghdad, will be brought back to his native Brazil for a wake before burial in France, Brazil's Foreign Ministry said. A Brazilian Air Force plane was flying to Geneva, Switzerland, to pick up Vieira de Mello's widow, Annie, and two sons and then on to Baghdad to collect his body, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said late Wednesday. The plane was to bring the body to Rio de Janeiro, where the slain envoy grew up and...