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‘Once in a lifetime’: Oldest living West Point grad returns to academy after 84 years

‘Once in a lifetime’: Oldest living West Point grad returns to academy after 84 years

on May 24, 2017, 7:56 AM / in People

H/T to Thomas Almost 85 years after graduating from the U.S. Military Academy, retired Lt. Gen. William Ely returned to West Point Tuesday as the academy’s oldest living grad and took part in the school’s alumni review. Ely laid a wreath during the ceremony, one of several on-campus events leading up to Saturday’s graduation. Although Ely’s 85th reunion is next […]

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Getting Nasty Is Notched One Level Up with, Allison Burchett again accused in cybercrime

Getting Nasty Is Notched One Level Up with, Allison Burchett again accused in cybercrime

on May 24, 2017, 6:59 AM / in People, State News

Allison Burchett has been offered two plea deals and has a week to decide if she will accept one of those deals or go to trial. wochit Knox County’s top prosecutor inked approval of a proposed plea deal for Knox County’s former first lady in a cyberattack despite an ongoing probe of a hacking involving potential witnesses, the USA TODAY […]

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Quote for Today

on May 24, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“Because man has free will, no human choice—and no phenomenon which is a product of human choice—is metaphysically necessary.  In regard to any man-made fact, it is valid to claim that man has chosen thus, but it was not inherent in the nature of existence for him to have done so: he could have chosen otherwise. Choice, however, is not […]

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Sir Roger Moore, ‘James Bond’ Actor, Dies at 89 After Cancer Battle

Sir Roger Moore, ‘James Bond’ Actor, Dies at 89 After Cancer Battle

on May 23, 2017, 11:17 AM / in People

by KALHAN ROSENBLATT Sir Roger Moore, who embodied the heartthrob swagger of the world’s most famous spy “James Bond” for a dozen years, has died in Switzerland after a short battle with cancer, his family said Tuesday in a statement posted to Twitter. Moore was 89. “It is with a heavy heart that we must announce our loving father, Sir […]

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American climber dies on Mount Everest

American climber dies on Mount Everest

on May 22, 2017, 7:53 AM / in People

An American climber, Roland Yearwood of Alabama, died on Mount Everest on Sunday, the Everest Parivas trekking company, which sponsored his climb, said. His death in an area called the “death zone” because of its thin air came a day after 26-year-old Indian climber Ravi Kumar went missing in the same area. Yearwood, 50, was among three people to die […]

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Boane arrives in Memphis, calls journey success

Boane arrives in Memphis, calls journey success

on May 22, 2017, 7:40 AM / in People, State News

By MIKE CHRISTEN /  The Daily Herald After six long days of riding on 545 miles of road from the foothills of the great Smoky Mountains to the banks of the mighty Mississippi, former Columbia police officer Buddy Boane has completed his quest to spread awareness for a commonly overlooked disease, melanoma. “It feels really really good,” Boane told The […]

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ROGER AILES, RIP

ROGER AILES, RIP

on May 19, 2017, 3:00 PM / in People

by Lloyd Billingsley  /   FrontPage Mag Fox News founder offered an alternative to the old-line establishment media. “Roger Ailes, who built Fox News into a cable powerhouse before leaving the company last year, died Thursday morning at the age of 77,” Fox News reported yesterday. “The Ohio-born television pioneer was a confidante of presidents and an acknowledged master of communications. […]

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Our Thought for Today, May 18th

Our Thought for Today, May 18th

on May 18, 2017, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

“And Moses said unto the people, Fear not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will show to you today….” Exodus 14:13 I can’t help but think we are being tested every day on our faith. Why, you ask, well, we believe a change is in the wind in Jackson and with that comes uncertainty. It will […]

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Synar’s Spirit

Synar’s Spirit

on May 15, 2017, 8:31 AM / in History, People

Good morning, it’s Monday, May 15, 2017. Ten years ago today, in otherwise routine testimony before the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, tobacco industry whistleblower Jeffrey Wigand made a telling rhetorical gesture: He gave credit to a former member of Congress for taking the lead on his issue. The lawmaker Wigand singled out was Mike Synar of Oklahoma, who died […]

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Powers Boothe, Emmy-Winning Character Actor, Dies at 68

Powers Boothe, Emmy-Winning Character Actor, Dies at 68

on May 15, 2017, 7:38 AM / in People

Sharon Waxman Powers Boothe, an Emmy-winning character actor whose credits included “Nashville,” “The Avengers” and “Deadwood,” died Sunday at age 68. In a statement, the actor’s longtime publicist Karen Samfillipo told TheWrap: Powers died in his sleep this morning of natural causes. There will be a private service held in Texas where he was from. A memorial celebration in his […]

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Woman dies saving life of her daughter

Woman dies saving life of her daughter

on May 15, 2017, 7:02 AM / in People

A woman died on Mother’s Day after saving her daughter’s life by pushing her out of path of an oncoming car. Diane Aluska, a mother of three, saw a car reversing fast towards them and managed to get her 16-year-old daughter Jenna out of the way. “There is no doubt she saved her daughter’s life,” Suffolk County police Detective Sergeant […]

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The Sibel Edmonds Story

The Sibel Edmonds Story

on May 14, 2017, 6:34 AM / in People

As I have been watching the many *stories* coming out about the FBI – the CIA – etc. I keep being reminded of this book and the TRUE experiences of the author, Sibel Edmonds. If you haven’t read this book I urge you to do so.  Find out how this woman was treated by this super wonderful government agency.  I […]

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Tayde’s tale of hope

on May 13, 2017, 7:59 AM / in People

Three-time childhood cancer survivor Tayde remains dedicated to St. Jude — the place that saved her life and enabled her to become a mom to daughter Tayde Sofia. “No words to explain how much I love St. Jude, how much I am always going to thank St. Jude.“ St. Jude survivor Tayde’s mother

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Quote for Today May 8th

on May 8, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“If it were to be asked, What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The answer would be, An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws — the first growing out of the last. … A sacred respect for the constitutional law is the vital principle, the sustaining energy of a free […]

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Thought For Today

on May 5, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“However accurate or inaccurate the agency’s numbers may be, tax law explicitly presumes that the IRS is always right — and implicitly presumes that the taxpayer is always wrong — in any dispute with the government. In many cases, the IRS introduces no evidence whatsoever of its charges; it merely asserts that a taxpayer had a certain amount of unreported […]

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Quote for the Day

Quote for the Day

on May 4, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“What, then, do they want a government for? Not to regulate commerce; not to educate the people; not to teach religion, not to administer charity; not to make roads and railways; but simply to defend the natural rights of man — to protect person and property — to prevent the aggressions of the powerful upon the weak — in a […]

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Carl Cannon’s Morning Note May 3, 2017

Carl Cannon’s Morning Note May 3, 2017

on May 3, 2017, 7:53 AM / in History, People

On this date in 1936, 21-year-old Joe DiMaggio, the pride of San Francisco, made his major league debut as the New York Yankees’ centerfielder. “An astonishing portion of the crowd,” noted the New York Post, “was composed of strangers to the sport — mostly Italian — who did not even know the stadium subway station.” Neither New York Yankee fans […]

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Quote for the Day

on May 3, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, People, Religion

“While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian.” George Washington (1778) On Aug. 7, 1789 Washington signed into law the Northwest Ordinance, which […]

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WHEN ALL

WHEN ALL

on May 1, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, People, Religion

When all is over, When all is done, When all has been lost, And all has been won….. When all is heard, When all is told, When all has been bought, And all has been sold….. When all is quite, When all is still, When all have been born, And all have been killed….. When all are flat, When all […]

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Vanderboegh Update

Vanderboegh Update

on April 30, 2017, 7:54 AM / in People

This question came up in my last post about the planned memorial for Mike: What happened to all the donations sent in for a grave stone? Per Rosey: The monument has been seated since late August.  They had to wait until they could put the death date on it.  I have pictures but I have yet had the courage to […]

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