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Quote for Today

Quote for Today

on July 11, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“The man who refuses to judge, who neither agrees nor disagrees, who declares that there are no absolutes and believes that he escapes responsibility, is the man responsible for all the blood that is now spilled in the world. Reality is an absolute, existence is an absolute, a speck of dust is an absolute and so is a human life. […]

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Emmy-winning actor Rip Torn dies at 88

Emmy-winning actor Rip Torn dies at 88

on July 10, 2019, 8:59 AM / in People

Actor Rip Torn, whose career spanned seven decades and included an Emmy win for his role on The Larry Sanders Show, died on Tuesday. He was 88. Torn’s publicist confirmed his death to The Associated Press, and said he was surrounded by family when he died. Born Elmore Rual Torn in Texas, he started using the name “Rip” as a […]

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Grace White Sherwood

Grace White Sherwood

on July 10, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

Grace White Sherwood (c. 1660 – c. 1740), called the Witch of Pungo, is the last person known to have been convicted of witchcraft in Virginia. A farmer, healer, and midwife, she was accused by her neighbors of transforming herself into a cat, damaging crops and causing the death of livestock. She was charged with witchcraft several times; at her eventual trial in 1706, Sherwood was […]

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A legend leaves us….. Ross Perot, self-made billionaire, patriot and philanthropist, dies at 89

A legend leaves us….. Ross Perot, self-made billionaire, patriot and philanthropist, dies at 89

on July 9, 2019, 10:35 AM / in People

Ross Perot, self-made billionaire, renowned patriot and two-time independent candidate for U.S. president, has died after a five-month battle with leukemia. He was 89. The pioneer of the computer services industry, who founded Electronic Data Systems Corp. in 1962 and Perot Systems Corp. 26 years later, was just 5-foot-6, but his presence filled a room. “Describe my father?” Ross Perot Jr., […]

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Names on the Wall

Names on the Wall

on July 8, 2019, 7:52 AM / in History, People

Good morning, it’s Monday, July 8, 2019. Sixty years ago today, a small continent of American soldiers anticipated an evening of R&R at a base camp in the town of Bien Hoa. Located 20 miles north of Saigon, the military outpost housed the South Vietnamese 7th Infantry Division as well as an eight-man detail of the little-known U.S. Military Assistance […]

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Amazon Founder Bezos’ Divorce Final with $38 Billion Settlement

on July 7, 2019, 6:21 AM / in National News, People

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos’ divorce from his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie Bezos, was finalized by a Seattle-area judge on Friday, paving the way for her to receive $38.3 billion worth of Amazon stock, Bloomberg reported. In April, Amazon, the world’s biggest online retailer, said in a filing that 4% of its outstanding stock or 19.7 million […]

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Five Eye-Popping Benefits Of Our Favorite Activity – Gardening!

Five Eye-Popping Benefits Of Our Favorite Activity – Gardening!

on July 6, 2019, 6:57 AM / in Food, People

by High Country Gardens H/T to Bill The many benefits of gardening are all over the news these days. Gardening has something for everyone, from schools to assisted living centers. Here’s our top five most appreciated gifts from the practice of gardening: Gardening is great exercise. Save money on that gym membership! Depending on where you live, gardening can be an […]

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Seven Years Later, George Zimmerman Speaks with Someone He Trusts

Seven Years Later, George Zimmerman Speaks with Someone He Trusts

on July 5, 2019, 8:53 AM / in People

Interview by Matt Mallory As a self-defense instructor, I teach civilians and law enforcement about situational awareness, use-of-force levels, hands-on tactics, and how to use both lethal and less-lethal tools. If you are in the industry that I am, or simply watch the news, you know the name George Zimmerman. A man by the name of Trayvon Martin lost his […]

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In Memory Of Joe R Patty

In Memory Of Joe R Patty

on June 28, 2019, 8:18 AM / in People
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We walk along, wondering when blood will flow

We walk along, wondering when blood will flow

on June 25, 2019, 10:39 AM / in People, Religion

By Doug Mendenhall  Originally Published March 08, 2005 Huntsville Times Early in “The Grapes of Wrath,” Tom Joad is under the hood of a jalopy, coaxing a few more miles out of a tired engine. Tom cuts his hand, but reckons he’s never worked on a car yet without drawing blood, so he’s just kind of glad to get it over with. […]

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Author Judith Krantz dies at 91

Author Judith Krantz dies at 91

on June 24, 2019, 8:41 AM / in People

Best-selling romance novelist and journalist Judith Krantz died Saturday of natural causes, her publicist announced Sunday. She was 91. Krantz penned the best-sellers Scruples, I’ll Take Manhattan, and Princess Daisy, with her work translated into more than 50 languages. She wrote her first novel at age 50, after a successful career as a journalist, and went on to sell over […]

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Poem by a veteran

on June 23, 2019, 7:17 AM / in People

“THE BATTLING BOYS OF BENGHAZI” We’re the battling boys of Benghazi,   No fame, no glory, no paparazzi.   Just a fiery death in a blazing Hell,   Defending our country we loved so well.      It wasn’t our job, but we answered the call,   Fought to the Consulate and scaled the wall.   We pulled twenty countrymen […]

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A Dancer’s Dream: Aubrey Takes The Stage

A Dancer’s Dream: Aubrey Takes The Stage

on June 23, 2019, 6:17 AM / in People

With the help of St. Jude, a young dancer finds her way back to the spotlight and the world of dance she loves. by Lynda Nance First steps are a momentous occasion, taken uncertainly, tentatively. First steps open up a brand new world of independence, movement, growth. As a baby, Aubrey met her milestones — walking, talking — on time. When she was 3 years old, her […]

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Gloria Vanderbilt dies at 95

on June 18, 2019, 7:50 AM / in People

Gloria Vanderbilt died at her home Monday at the age of 95. Vanderbilt was the daughter of railroad heir Reginald Vanderbilt and his second wife Gloria Morgan. She became an accomplished actress, artist, socialite, and author during her lifetime. Her final piece of written work was a book she co-authored with her son, Anderson Cooper, in 2016. Cooper announced his […]

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Their neighbor was arrested on terrorism charges. This is how the ‘typical American community’ reacted.

Their neighbor was arrested on terrorism charges. This is how the ‘typical American community’ reacted.

on June 17, 2019, 6:03 AM / in People, State News

By STEPHANIE MCCRUMMEN | The Washington Post FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — It was late afternoon in a subdivision an hour north of Atlanta when the chop of one helicopter, then another, began startling neighbors out of their weekday routines. A man firing up his patio grill realized it wasn’t the usual medevac swooping toward the hospital. A retiree settling down […]

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Meet Elani

Meet Elani

on June 16, 2019, 6:35 AM / in People

age 13, sickle cell disease   When Elani was a newborn, she tested positive for sickle cell disease and began taking regular medication. Sickle cell is an inherited group of blood disorders that prevent the normal flow of blood in the body. Symptoms of sickle cell disease include severe pain, enlarged spleen, abdominal pain and strokes. As a child, Elani suffered […]

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the Natural

on June 15, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

Good morning. It’s June 15, 2019. Two Years ago, the baseball gods were on duty at the annual Congressional Baseball Game played at Nationals Park. Although President Trump declined an invitation (he had an excuse: It was his 72nd birthday), Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana was there, along with four other victims of last year’s shooting by a political zealot […]

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Happy Birthday, Mr. President

Happy Birthday, Mr. President

on June 14, 2019, 8:42 AM / in National News, People

Donald John Trump is not considered an eloquent man. Nor is he known for trying to forge bonds of friendship between Americans and people of other nations. If you said that the 45th U.S. president has put the “bully” back in the “bully pulpit,” you’d get little argument from me. Yet eight days ago, while speaking on the picturesque French […]

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Runner Gabriele Grunewald dies at 32 after cancer fight

Runner Gabriele Grunewald dies at 32 after cancer fight

on June 13, 2019, 7:44 AM / in People

American middle-distance runner Gabriele Grunewald has died following a long and public fight with cancer. She was 32. Grunewald was first diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in her salivary gland a decade ago. A thyroid cancer diagnosis followed a year later. Grunewald, an NCAA All-American at Minnesota and Olympic hopeful, continued to compete as she battled cancer. She […]

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Thought for Today

Thought for Today

on June 13, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“To model our political system upon speculations of lasting tranquility, is to calculate on the weaker springs of the human character.” Alexander Hamilton (1788) Hamilton was an American statesman and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was an influential interpreter and promoter of the U.S. Constitution, as well as the founder of the nation’s financial system, the […]

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