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  • Radical imam's widow arrested over Kenyan attack

    09/15/2016 4:50:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 9/15/16 | AFP
    Mombasa (Kenya) (AFP) - The widow of a radical imam was arrested Wednesday in Mombasa for alleged links to one of three female assailants shot dead while attacking the Kenyan city's main police station, a police source said. "She is in custody for questioning because of the communication she had with one of the female terrorists killed" in Sunday's attack, the source said, requesting anonymity. The assailants were alleged to be "sympathisers" of the Islamic State group. The arrested woman is the widow of Aboud Rogo Mohammed, an imam killed in Mombasa in August 2012 who was until his death...
  • San Bernardino: CNN Asks Widow If Her Christian Husband Provoked Terror Attack

    12/04/2015 2:36:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 124/15 | John Nolte
    If you’ve ever wondered just how low leftwing CNN is willing to stoop in its never-ending quest to smear Christians as bigots, the video below should help answer that question. Using a series of snide and leading questions, just one day after her husband was murdered by Islamic terrorist Syed Farook, CNN’s Gary Tuchman attempted to get the widow of Nicholas Thalasinos to indict her own husband as a Christian, anti-Muslim bigot. You might want to take a blood pressure pill before pressing play: (Video) RedState correctly points out that there was a legitimate way for CNN to pursue this
  • ROUNDUP: British Suicide Bomber's Widow Arrested Over 2005 Attacks(3 Underground trains,London bus)

    05/09/2007 7:34:43 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 8 replies · 1,080+ views
    Earth Times ^ | Wed, 09 May 2007 14:00:01GMT | DPA
    London - Almost two years after the suicide bomb attacks in London, British police Wednesday arrested the widow of the alleged ringleader, along with three men, on suspicion of supporting terrorism. The 29-year-old woman, named as Hasina Patel, was the wife of Sidique Khan, the suspected ringleader of the four-men suicide cell which blew itself up in the attacks on July 7, 2005. A total of 52 passengers died and more than 700 were injured in the bombings of three Underground trains and a London bus. Patel was arrested with two men in the West Yorkshire region, in northern Britain,...
  • Donald Trumps Eminent Domain Love Nearly Cost a Widow Her House

    08/22/2015 5:25:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 161 replies
    CATO INSTITUTE ^ | 08/19/2015 | By David Boaz
    Since he shot to the top of the presidential polls, Donald Trump’s serial bankruptcies and bullying nature have made big headlines. But no one seems to have brought up a bullying business practice he’s particularly fond of: eminent domain.The billionaire mogul-turned-reality TV celebrity, who says he wants to work on behalf of “the silent majority,” has had no compunction about benefiting from the coercive power of the state to kick innocent Americans out of their homes.For more than 30 years Vera Coking lived in a three-story house just off the Boardwalk in Atlantic City. Donald Trump built his 22-story Trump...
  • Avengers: Age of Ultrons Black Widow Disgrace (Spoiler Warning and Feminist Barf)

    05/05/2015 6:39:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | May 5, 2015 | Marlow Stern
    A couple of years back, I had the pleasure of conducting a sit-down interview with filmmaker Joss Whedon for Newsweek magazine. The occasion was his post-Avengers passion project, Much Ado About Nothingan impeccably staged and delightfully droll riff on the Shakespeare classic filmed with a cast of pals over 12 days at Whedons Santa Monica home. The experience was, according to Whedon, a spiritual cleansing of sorts; a respite from the drudgery of assembling a gazillion-dollar superhero epic that reminded him why he fell in love with visual storytelling in the first place. And, like many film and television projects...
  • Ventura wins $1.8 million in defamation suit

    07/29/2014 11:48:23 AM PDT · by Solson · 80 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | July 29, 2014
    <p>Former Gov. Jesse Ventura won his defamation case against the author of American Sniper.</p> <p>The jury awarded a total of $1.845 million: $500,000 in defamation damages and $1.345 million for unjust enrichment.</p> <p>Jurors could not reach a unanimous verdict, as instructed. Instead, with the consent of both sides, they voted 8 to 2 in Venturas favor.</p>
  • Boston bombers widow victim or accomplice?

    04/06/2014 6:28:32 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4-6-14 | Maureen Callahan
    She was known as Katie, a pretty, popular girl from a well-respected Rhode Island family. In high school, she excelled at music and art and worshipped David Bowie. As a freshman at Suffolk University, she majored in communications, and she and a gaggle of friends modeled themselves after the girls on Sex and the City. She thought about joining the Peace Corps. That was before 2010, when she met the man shed drop out of school to marry, the man for whom shed convert to Islam, the man who, three years later, would leave her with a baby daughter and...
  • Suicide Banker's Widow Blasts Alleged "Cover-Up", Asks "Unbecoming Questions"

    04/03/2014 9:04:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 4/3/14 | tyler durden
    Having changed her Facebook profile picture to a "V...for Vendetta" face mask, the widow of former Zurich Insurance CFO Pierre Wauthier said she and her family cannot accept Zurichs claim that his death wasnt brought on by undue stress. As Bloomberg reports, Switzerlands biggest insurer said in November that no undue pressure was put on Wauthier, who said in a suicide note that then-Chairman Josef Ackermann had created an unbearable working environment. But, his wife is demanding to know why her husband's former boss resigned if he had not accepted blame for the death, and why details of tensions at...
  • Kaliko Estates, LLC and Douglas Pochini want to evict a military widow

    03/29/2014 6:57:39 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 6 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 29, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    The French preacher Lacordaire once said that the vocation of a soldier is next in dignity to the priesthood, not only because it commissioned him to defend justice on the field of battle and order on the field of peace, but also because it called him to the spirit and intention of sacrifice. It is the soldier's high calling to the defense of justice and freedom which makes him (or should) so loved. It was a soldier who first spoke the words recalled by the Church during every Mass at Holy Communion: "Lord, I am not worthy to have Thee...

    12/15/2013 3:57:43 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 97 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec. 14, 2013 | Oliver Darcy
    A Fla. city is set to evict a widow for her unique lifestyle of living off the grid. Robin Speronis told WFTX-TV that she was given an eviction notice after the station aired a story about how she chooses to live in a home without modern amenities, such as running water and electricity. A code enforcement officer came, knocked on the door then posts a placard that says uninhabitable property, do not enter, Robin said. Putting a woman who lives by herself, who is a widow, out on the street without any due process of law is unfathomable, she added....
  • Some Say Late Sen. Frank Lautenbergs Widow Should Forgo ($175,000) Death Benefits (/gift)

    10/19/2013 3:29:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 10/17/13
    **SNIP** Lautenberg died in June after nearly three decades in the U.S. Senate. Many people would agree that he is owed a debt of gratitude but not everybody agrees that his widow Bonnie should receive $174,000, funded by taxpayers. Lautenberg was worth nearly $60-million. I dont think its right. I mean most us cant afford death benefits like that. You know we would be happy to have a little bit saved just to bury ourselves, Wayne resident Carol Dabaghian said. The payoff was buried in the government shutdown bill. It is a death benefit that is almost always approved and...
  • Experts: Feds pressure widow, pals in bomb case

    05/04/2013 10:14:12 AM PDT · by redreno · 26 replies ^ | 05/04/2013 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH and BRIDGET MURPHY
    BOSTON (AP) Every time the widow of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev leaves her parents' house, federal agents watching the residence follow her in unmarked vehicles. Federal authorities are placing intense pressure on what they know to be the inner circle of the two bombing suspects, arresting three college buddies of surviving brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and keeping Tamerlan's 24-year-old widow, Katherine Russell, in the public eye with their open surveillance and leaks to media about investigators' focus on her. Legal experts say it's part of their quest not just to determine whether Russell and the friends are culpable...
  • Christian widow killed four months after husband slain

    04/23/2013 9:19:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Morning Star News ^ | 23 April 2013
    Islamist militants in Somalia have killed the widow of a Christian who was slain for his faith in December, leaving the couples five children orphaned, sources said. Islamic extremist Al Shabaab rebels shot 42-year-old Fartun Omar to death on April 13 in Buulodbarde, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Beledweyne, according to Abdi Aziz Suleiman of Radio Shebelle in Beledweyne. The extremists had been searching for her for several months, as they knew that she was a secret Christian like her late husband, Mursal Isse Siad, sources said. Siad had been receiving death threats for leaving Islam. ... A week before...
  • WWII Widow's Journey for Reconciliation (sad but uplifting)

    03/07/2013 7:54:33 AM PST · by Doogle · 12 replies
    YT ^ | 06/10/12 | RightSightings
    The wife of a World War II soldier waited for more than 68 years for solid proof that her husband is either dead or alive. Then she learned the stunning truth in Normandy, France.
  • Gun buyback holds rare economic opportunity for one Tucsonan(poor widow)

    01/14/2013 1:14:07 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 13 January, 2013 | Sergio Arellano-Oros
    They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Some pictures are so powerful that there are not enough words to spin away their message. One scene that the media hoped you would never know about played out before their cameras at the political stunt gun buyback held by Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik last week. The crews got the pictures, learned the story, and then deliberately tossed them in an online gallery with a hundred others pictures, or left on the television newsroom cutting floor. She said she came to sell a gun to feed herself for two weeks....
  • Widow Dies After Muggers Take Husband's Ashes

    11/26/2011 12:41:30 PM PST · by Cardhu · 12 replies
    Sky News ^ | November 26th 2011 | Staff
    An elderly widow has died after muggers stole her handbag containing her husband's ashes - which she had carried for 17 years. Nellie Geraghty, 79, suffered fatal head injuries as she desperately tried to cling onto the bag during the robbery in Oldham, Greater Manchester. Police have launched a murder inquiry after she died in Royal Oldham Hospital at around midnight on Friday. Two youths, aged 14 and 17, have been arrested on suspicion of robbery. Mrs Geraghty was found collapsed in an alleyway near her home in Shaw just before noon on Thursday. Inside her handbag was a blue...
  • U.S. woman eats 183 chicken wings in 12 minutes (The Black Widow defeats Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut)

    09/05/2011 3:40:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/05/11
    U.S. woman eats 183 chicken wings in 12 minutesCBC 6 hours ago The Black Widow of eating contests has scarfed down 183 chicken wings in 12 minutes to break her own world record set last year in Buffalo, N.Y. Sonya Thomas took home first place Sunday at the 10th annual National Buffalo Wings Festival. She beat eating marvel Joey (Jaws) Chestnut, who came in second with 174 wings. **SNIP** Thomas is nicknamed the Black Widow becomes she often beats male competitors in eating contests.

    08/15/2011 1:00:06 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Ndwser ^ | Aug 15, 2011 | Mary Papenfuss
    After 52 years of marriage, crook Bernard Madoff's wife is finally calling it quits. Ruth Madoff, 70, hasn't seen her 73-year-old hubby for more than 8 months, reports the Daily Mail. She's cutting ties with Madoff in an effort to reconcile with her remaining son, Andrew, and her dead son's family, say sources. Her son Mark committed suicide late last year on the second anniversary of his dad's arrest for massive fraud, and Ruth was turned away from his memorial by his distraught widow. "Ruth has not seen Bernie since Mark's suicide, and I think the remnants of the family...
  • Playing Politics: 9/11 Widow Describes Slightly Contentious Meeting With Obama On Fox News

    05/05/2011 4:13:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5/5/11 | Jon Bershad
    Today, President Obama visited Ground Zero and met with those affected by 9/11. Somehow, however, his visit seemed to look different to every person who witnessed it. Particularly cable news channels. MSNBC seemed thrilled as they eagerly discussed how the visit would totally show up tonights Republican debate. Meanwhile, Fox News was less enchanted. Witness the networks interview with Debra Burlingame, a 9/11 widow, who was brought on to discuss Obamas meeting with the victims families. That subject was broached for about two minutes
  • Widow of Obama 'birth doctor' advises Hawaii Health Dept. Read m

    04/28/2011 1:55:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    WND ^ | 4/28/11 | Aaron Klein
    The widow of the physician listed on President Obama's purported birth certificate works on a state taskforce that advises the agency that released the document, Hawaii's Department of Health, WND has learned. Following more than two years of controversy surrounding the issue, the White House today released a copy of President Obama's "Certificate of Live Birth." The certificate bears the signature of David A. Sinclair, a retired physician who died Aug. 20, 2003, at the age of 81. Sinclair's wife, Ivalee Mae Sinclair, 82, works for the state of Hawaii's legislature.
  • Pentagon Bush aide 'was killed by hitman' claims distraught widow

    02/20/2011 3:35:56 PM PST · by Suvroc10 · 17 replies ^ | 2/18/2011 | Daniel Bates
    Prominent Washington aide John Wheeler was assassinated by a hitman in a targeted killing, his widow has claimed. Katherine Klyce said the way her late husbands body was dumped at a landfill site could only have been carried out by a professional. The 66-year-old suggested his work with the Pentagon over his decades-long career could have made him enemies who wanted rid of him.
  • Widow of ex-Metra chair entitled to $80,000-a-year pension ($170,000 if he didn't commit suicide)

    10/21/2010 4:36:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Widow of ex-Metra chair entitled to $80,000-a-year pensionOctober 21, 2010 5:44 PM The late executive director of Metra would have gotten a sweet pension, $170,000 a year, had he retired from the commuter rail line and not committed suicide, officials disclosed today. As such, Phil Pagano's widow will receive an $80,000-a-year survivor benefit based on her spouse's pension for his years of running the commuter rail line, officials said. Pagano's pension was based on his years of service and annual pay, and did not result from so-called "pension spiking," as has been shown to be the case at many state...
  • Sperm' widow in mistress twist

    10/18/2010 4:06:57 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies · 1+ views
    New York Post ^ | October 17, 2010 | ERIN CALABRESE, LUCY KINDER & CANDICE M. GIOVE
    This was no ordinary love triangle. A grieving Manhattan widow who won a court order preserving her husband's sperm named his girlfriend to be the surrogate mother of his child, sources told The Post yesterday. George Kamau, 37, killed himself Monday in the Norwalk, Conn., home of Etaghua Asefa, 35, who identified herself to cops as the dead man's girlfriend, the sources said. In court papers filed in Manhattan, Kamau's wife, Victoria Chege, named Asefa as the "family friend and appointed surrogate" mother who would receive sperm harvested from her late husband's corpse.
  • "The Widow's Might" (Sermon on Mark 12:38-44)

    11/08/2009 11:33:59 AM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 6 replies · 656+ views
    Charles Henrickson's blog at the Wittenberg Trail ^ | November 8, 2009 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    The Widows Might (Mark 12:38-44) Our text today is the story usually known as The Widows Mite. Its the story of a poor widow who goes to the temple and puts into the offering box two small copper coins, as our translation has it. But the King James Version had as the equivalent for small copper coins the old English word mites--she put in two mites. Thus the familiar phrase, The Widows Mite, m-i-t-e. But today I want to talk to you also about The Widows Might, m-i-g-h-t. For this story tells us as much about the widows might, her...
  • Bipartisan support for Kennedy's widow to assume seat (Vicki Reggie Kennedy)

    08/30/2009 2:06:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 126 replies · 3,595+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/30/09 | Susan Ferrechio
    Bipartisan support for Kennedy's widow to assume seatBy: Susan Ferrechio Chief Congressional Correspondent 08/30/09 2:12 PM EDT While Ted Kennedy's widow, Vicki Kennedy, has indicated she is not interested in assuming her husband's Senate seat, there is bipartisan support for her to take the job, if only temporarily. The Massachusetts state legislature is getting ready to debate a bill that would give Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick the authority to appoint an interim senator to fill the seat until a special election is held and some are suggesting the 55-year-old lawyer would be perfect for the job. "I think Vicki ought...
  • Widows Protest Marriage Incentive

    08/10/2009 12:55:39 PM PDT · by anymouse · 5 replies · 260+ views
    Reuters ^ | Aug 10, 2009
    About 200 women marched through the Nepali capital Monday to denounce a government scheme to pay cash incentives to men for marrying widows, witnesses said. Nepal's center-left coalition announced a plan last month to pay men the equivalent of $650 for marrying widows, angering the widows. Monday, women shouting slogans such as "You can't sell your mother," and "We don't want government dowries," marched toward a government complex that houses the prime minister's office. (snip) But Neupane said it would only add to their woes as men would marry widows for money and later abandon them. Widows, she said, should...
  • Sept. 11 widow killed in Buffalo plane crash

    02/13/2009 11:32:23 AM PST · by Justaham · 1 replies · 450+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 2-13-09 | DEVLIN BARRETT, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON Up until the very last moments of her life, Sept. 11 widow Beverly Eckert poured her grief into action pushing presidents, lawmakers and even herself to do more to make the country safer. Eckert was on a commuter plane approaching the Buffalo airport Thursday night when it nose-dived into the ground, killing all aboard and one person on the ground.
  • Woman finds winning lottery ticket in dead husband's things

    01/05/2009 6:47:42 AM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies · 1,231+ views ^ | 01-05-2009 | Staff
    A woman in Connecticut who checked her husband's lottery tickets weeks after his death has discovered he had won a $10 million (6.9 million) jackpot. Donald Peters, 79, bought two tickets hours before his death from a heart attack on November 1 at a 7-Eleven grocery shop in the town of Danbury. But after the retired hat factory worker's death his wife, Charlotte, checked through his things and took the slips to the shop to check. On Friday she cashed in one of the tickets. "I'm numb," the 78-year-old said at the Connecticut Lottery headquarters. The tickets had been bought...
  • Widow hands in ancient razors due to gang fears[UK]

    07/30/2008 10:24:45 AM PDT · by BGHater · 24 replies · 361+ views
    Your Local Guardian ^ | 29 July 2008 | Peter Truman
    A 90-year-old woman handed in a set of valuable ancient cut throat razors during a police operation to curb knife crime. The pensioner, one of Croydons first traffic wardens, approached her Safer Neighbourhood Team in Purley after seeing their knife arch operation in the town centre last month. The woman was worried the razors could fall into the hands of gang members and spoke to PC James Bland and PCSO Nigel Bond to arrange their collection. But a surprise was in store for the officers when they arrived at the ladys address to find an old suitcase filled with a...
  • Widow Wants San Francisco Sanctuary Law Changed After Illegal Charged With Murder

    07/21/2008 2:38:18 PM PDT · by batter · 37 replies · 248+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 21 July 2008 | FNC
    A San Francisco woman whose husband and two sons were gunned down last month allegedly by an illegal immigrant who remained in the city despite previous crimes is demanding the city do something about its sanctuary law. Danielle Bologna was widowed on June 22 when Edwin Ramos, 21, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador, allegedly gunned down her husband, Anthony, and two sons, Matthew and Michael, in a road rage incident when her family was returning from a picnic.
  • Soldier's Widow Wants Husband's Sperm

    04/05/2008 9:21:47 PM PDT · by BGHater · 23 replies · 94+ views
    AP ^ | 05 Apr 2008 | AP
    The widow of a soldier killed in Iraq this week wants to harvest her husband's sperm before he's embalmed. He was stationed at Fort Benning. Yesterday his wife filed a motion for a temporary restraining order and an injunction to stop her deceased husband's remains from being altered until his sperm can be reserved. A judge signed that order Friday. The soldier's wife claims they planned to start a family once he came home. His sperm will be extracted within 72 hours, but the medical representative will retain custody until it is determined who has legal rights to the sperm.
  • Lay denies husband committed any crimes[Ken Lay's Widow]

    12/01/2007 4:36:51 PM PST · by BGHater · 7 replies · 139+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 30 Nov 2007 | KRISTEN HAYS
    Widow's filing answers complaint that seeks assets The widow of former Enron Chairman Ken Lay denies he committed any crimes, according to a filing Friday in the government's civil forfeiture case that is seeking nearly $13 million from his estate, including the upscale condominium they shared. On Nov. 14, U.S. District Judge Ewing Werlein Jr. denied Linda Lay's request to dismiss the case, which was filed after Ken Lay died of heart disease in July 2006. Werlein concluded that the government had made "ample allegations" of criminal activity tied to the cash and property in question and could pursue the...
  • Two years after US soldier's death, widow has his son

    10/19/2007 7:19:10 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 38 replies · 71+ views
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | Fri Oct 19, 2:40 AM ET | Virginie Montet and Stephane Delfour-Given
    Two years after US soldier's death, widow has his son by Virginie Montet and Stephane Delfour-Given Fri Oct 19, 2:40 AM ET AUSTIN, United States (AFP) - Fifteen-month-old Benton is the spitting image of his father, a US soldier who died in Iraq two years before his son was born. "He looks so much like his father, it's kind of scary," his mother Kathleen Smith told AFP, as she talked about her unusual decision to have her soldier-husband's baby posthumously, using semen frozen before he was deployed. "Benton is the child Brian and I could have had. I have part...
  • MIA Widow Tells Story of Love, Hope (Tissues may be required)

    09/21/2007 6:33:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 142+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2007 A veritable sea of colors paraded across a field outside the Pentagon today, and military leaders sported uniforms adorned with colored ribbons and shiny medals. Patricia Scharf, widow of Col. Charles Scharf, addresses the audience during a POW/MIA Recogniton Day ceremony at the Pentagon, Sept. 21, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. A line of colorful flags loaded with kaleidoscopic streamers caught a gentle breeze as starched members of color guards in their best dress marked time against blue skies, and a high-hatted drum major led...
  • Deployment Provides Direction, Focus for Anaconda Soldier (TISSUE ALERT)

    05/14/2007 4:49:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 492+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. Alexandra Hemmerly-Brown
    U.S. Army Master Sgt. Brinda Kupiec of Lubbock, Texas, the host national escort noncommissioned officer in charge with the 657th Area Support Group, checks in local Iraqi laborers, May 3, 2007, as they report for work at Logistical Support Area Anaconda. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Alexandra Hemmerly-Brown Deployment Provides Direction, Focus for Anaconda Soldier By Sgt. Alexandra Hemmerly-Brown 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) LOGISTICAL SUPPORT AREA ANACONDA, Iraq, May 14, 2007 — Two years ago, a wife sat by her husband’s side, comforting him. The woman had quit her job a school teacher several years earlier to help her...
  • Black Widow Behind Bars

    03/21/2007 12:33:19 PM PDT · by IDontLikeToPayTaxes · 26 replies · 838+ views ^ | March 21, 2007 | Michael Y. Park
    A 62-year-old woman known as the "Black Widow" is being held in a North Carolina jail on $1.5 million bond for relatively petty charges, while police race to unravel a web of mysteries including the deaths of her two husbands and a female "best friend" before time runs out and "she's outta here."
  • A Patron Saint for Widows [St. Paula - January 26]

    01/26/2007 6:01:20 PM PST · by Salvation · 14 replies · 410+ views ^ | January 25, 2007 | Thomas Craughwell
    Thomas Craughwell Other Articles by Thomas CraughwellPrinter Friendly Version A Patron Saint for Widows January 25, 2007 St. Paula (347-404) isone of those neglected saints who deserves a revival. In her own day as a descendant of Scipio Africanus and the Gracchi heroes of the old Roman Republic who would be on a par with George Washington and Thomas Jefferson she was famous in Rome, even a celebrity. Paula's parents actually tried to elevate their family tree a bit higher by claiming the mythical heroes Aeneas and Agamemnon were their ancestors, too.Paula and her family were...
  • Widow rented rotary phone for 42 years

    09/14/2006 7:42:49 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 79 replies · 1,468+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 9/14/2006 | AP
    CANTON, Ohio - A widow rented a rotary dial telephone for 42 years, paying what her family calculates as more than $14,000 for a now outdated phone. Ester Strogen, 82, of Canton, first leased two black rotary phones the kind whose round dial is moved manually with your finger in the 1960s. Back then, the technology was new and owning telephones was unaffordable for most people. Until two months ago, Strogen was still paying AT&T to use the phones $29.10 a month. Strogen's granddaughters, Melissa Howell and Barb Gordon, ended the arrangement when they discovered the bills....
  • SA [South Africa] widow wins deportion battle

    04/22/2006 11:16:46 AM PDT · by seacapn · 15 replies · 459+ views
    News 24 [South Africa] ^ | 22/04/2006 08:40 | Staff
    Oregon - A federal appeals court ruled that a woman ordered deported from Oregon to South Africa after her husband of 11 months was killed in a car crash has the right to apply to live in the United States. The ruling Friday by the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco did not rule that Carla Freeman, a dual citizen of South Africa and Italy, could remain in the United States but said she could keep her status as a spouse and could apply for the right to stay. She was working temporarily in the United States...
  • 84-Year-Old Widow Hits $10 Million Jackpot

    04/20/2006 9:20:20 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 711+ views ^ | 4 19 06 | JOHN CURRAN
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (April 19) - For 84-year-old Josephine Crawford, the golden years just got a lot more golden. After a night playing the slot machines, the retired waitress widow was about to call it quits Tuesday when she hit a $10 million jackpot - the biggest in the history of casino gambling in Atlantic City. Crawford, who gambles here twice a week and has been going to the casinos since the first one opened in 1978, had never won more than $1,000 before she came into the big money at the nickel slots at Harrah's Atlantic City. The widow...
  • OIF widow visits base, encourages wives to not forget spouses sacrifices

    03/30/2006 4:55:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 216+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Sha'ahn Williams
    MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. (March 30, 2006) -- When 24-year-old Emily Dieruf learned that her husband of three months, Cpl. Nich Dieruf, had been killed in an ambush in Al Anbar Provence, Iraq in April 2004, the blissful newlywed was devastated. Initially after the tragic news, Dieruf and other family members decided to establish the Cpl. Nich Dieruf Memorial Fund in an effort to keep Nichs name alive. The fund was to provide financial assistance to Marine families living in the Dierufs hometown of Lexington, Ky. Through a family friend, Dieruf learned that another Kentucky based non-profit organization, USA...

    12/27/2005 6:19:58 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 38 replies · 686+ views
    NY Post ^ | Dec. 27, 2005 | By PETA HELLARD, DAN KADISON and DAN MANGAN
    December 27, 2005 -- Alerted by neighbors' complaints of foul odors coming from a pricey Upper East Side apartment, cops yesterday made a gruesome discovery the rotting corpse of an 87-year-old man stuffed into a suitcase. Police say the man's demented widow had kept his corpse in their apartment because she "didn't know what to do with him." "I was taking him to Arizona. He always wanted to go to Arizona," wife Carole Duurloo-Fallon, 67, told police while being questioned about her bizarre use of luggage. She said hubby James Fallon died about two weeks ago, NYPD Inspector Michael...
  • Woman Stashes Dead Husband In Suitcase

    12/27/2005 5:18:38 AM PST · by ShadowDancer · 30 replies · 823+ views
    ClickonDetroit ^ | December 27, 2005 | AP
    Woman Stashes Dead Husband In Suitcase Wife Says She Was Going To Bury Him In ArizonaPOSTED: 6:56 am EST December 27, 2005 NEW YORK -- Police say a 67-year-old woman put her husband in a suitcase after he died in their New York apartment and left him there. Police discovered the body Monday after neighbors complained about the smell. They said the woman appeared confused about how long her 87-year-old husband had been dead. She told officers he wanted to be buried in Arizona. She wanted to take him to Arizona to be buried. The man had a heart condition...
  • My Naive Husband Was Brainwashed At Mosques, Says Bomber's Widow

    09/23/2005 6:20:18 PM PDT · by blam · 35 replies · 1,044+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-24-2005 | Richard Alleyne
    My naive husband was brainwashed at mosques, says bomber's widow By Richard Alleyne (Filed: 24/09/2005) The widow of one of the July 7 suicide bombers believes that her "innocent and naive" husband was brainwashed into carrying out the attacks by extremists at the mosques where he worshipped. Samantha Lewthwaite, 21, described Jermaine Lindsay as a peace-loving father who was always deeply upset when innocent people suffered in war zones. But she said that just months before the attacks he became distant and moody and would spend days away from the family home after visiting mosques in London, Luton and the...
  • Saint Frances of Rome

    03/09/2005 5:21:51 PM PST · by Salvation · 6 replies · 283+ views ^ | n/a | Catholic Forum
    FRANCES of Rome Also known asFranziske Memorial9 MarchProfileAn aristocrat by birth, her parents were Paul Bussa and Jacobella de' Roffredeschi. Married at age 12 to Lorenzo de' Ponziani, her marriage lasted 40 years. Mother of three in 1400, 1404, and 1407. Widow. Benedictine. Foundress of the Oblates of the Tor de' Specchi (Collatines). Said to have been guided by an archangel only she could see. Spent her life and fortune, both as laywoman and religious, in the service of the sick and the poor, including the founding of the first home in Rome for abandoned children. Dictated 97 Visions,...
  • Man and Woman, Wife, Husband, Widow, Widower Banished From all Ontario Law

    02/28/2005 7:41:38 AM PST · by DBeers · 118 replies · 5,312+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | February 25, 2005 | LifeSiteNews
    Man and Woman, Wife, Husband, Widow, Widower Banished From all Ontario Law Terms, when referring to spouses, are banned from all government programs, services, documentsToronto, February 25, 2005 ( With the obscenely rapid, three-day introduction and passage of its same-sex marriage Bill 171, the Ontario government has advanced a revolutionary change in the way all laws and government programs and institutions refer to marriage and married persons. Everything referring to spouses must now be gender neutral. No longer can a married couple be referred to as husband and wife or man and woman. The terms Widow and widower are...
  • Matsui widow to get Rules seat (2PAC Pelosi reserves seat on Rules Committee)

    02/09/2005 3:01:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 460+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/9/05 | Jim Snyder
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is reserving the remaining slot on the exclusive Rules Committee for Doris Matsui, the widow of her close friend, the late Rep. Bob Matsui (D-Calif.). Doris Matsui is expected to win his seat in a March 8 Democratic primary. Though the plum position is highly coveted by lawmakers who seek the floor time given Rules Committee members, Pelosi has had some difficulty filling it and it remains open after the rosters of nearly all the other committees have been determined. Pelosis first pick for the panel was Rep. Dennis Cardoza (Calif.), a member of...
  • Always Faithful: War widow shows grace amid profound grief (A very MUST read)

    02/03/2005 10:27:32 AM PST · by Former Military Chick · 24 replies · 1,068+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | February 2, 2005 | editorial
    Army Capt. Orlando Bonilla, 27, died Friday in a helicopter crash in Baghdad. The Fort Hood soldier left behind a 23-year-old widow, Tabitha, who last February lost her father, Army Sgt. 1st Class Henry Bacon, to an automobile accident in Iraq. Within a year, young Mrs. Bonilla has seen the two men who mattered most in her life die in this war. If she had come undone by anger over this, could anyone blame her? Remember Sue Niederer, the enraged mother of a dead American GI, who got arrested at a Republican campaign rally last fall, wearing a T-shirt that...
  • Matsui (widow, Doris) announces candidacy, gets (2PAC) Pelosi endorsement

    01/12/2005 1:12:12 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 768+ views
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - As she prepared to announce her candidacy for her late husband's congressional seat, Doris Matsui was endorsed Wednesday by Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi. "Doris has advocated for the people of Sacramento for more than 25 years. She knows the 5th District inside and out, and has worked effectively on its behalf," Pelosi, D-San Francisco, said in a statement. "Doris and Bob Matsui shared a love for the people of Sacramento, and Doris will build upon Bob's outstanding work in Congress." Doris Matsui summoned reporters to her home to announce she was running in a March 8...
  • Raich v. Ashcroft, a chance to overturn despotic law!

    12/06/2004 7:03:14 PM PST · by JOHN W K · 25 replies · 894+ views
    American Constitutional Research Service | 12-05-04 | John William Kurowski
    AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE 12-05-04 To those who support our constitutionally limited Republican Form of Government, Raich v. Ashcroft is not about medical Marijuana but rather, the case presents a chance to correct a despotic decision made by the SCOTUS in 1942 concerning Congress power to regulate commerce in which the Court gave a new meaning to the word commerce in order to allow part of FDRs NEW DEAL socialism [price controls] to pass as being constitutional, when it was not. The following article is worth reading, and can be found at Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument on a...