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Located near Arden, West Virginia on the Tygart River, veteran aircraft dealer Steve Weaver's childhood home is now a beautiful bed & breakfast. Harrison Ford, who owns seven airplanes, told his environmental critics that he will ''start walking everywhere when they start walking everywhere.'' ''If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn’t turn out very well for the Native Americans.'' One of my favorite places on earth. Sculptor Gutzon Borglum began working on South Dakota's Mount Rushmore in 1927, and it ended, unfinished, with his death in 1941.
With the support of 70% of citizens, Arizona has ordered sheriffs and police to secure the border and remove illegal aliens, half a million of whom now reside there. Will pot become legal in California? Bet on your predictions. Actually, I got the hat at a flea market. Marijuana wasn't discovered by students until after I got out of college. A missing handwritten transcript from the coroner's inquest after the gunfight at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona has resurfaced in a dusty box after more than 125 years. It is hard for people today to believe that women could not vote in the United States until 1920.
The army .38 caliber pistol was almost useless against the hard-charging Moros, who kept fighting after being shot.  The army needed a more powerful weapon. California has over 700 inmates on death row, but only 13 have been executed in the past 33 years. Christmas may come early this year to 15,000 employees of private security firms, if Homeland Security makes them Federal employees, with raises, benefits, and pensions. Everyone escaped, but the fire destroyed the home and killed the family pets. The girl may get 25 years for arson.
 Because of the displacement of responsibility from the individual to government, 48% of workers over 55 have savings and investments of less than $50,000. This is a  news source with a specific agenda, but the World Socialist website has good coverage of the the West Virginia mine disaster. Who knew so many people suffered from restless legs? Big pharma is creating new diseases, patients, risks and ''awareness campaigns'' faster than you can say thimerosal (the vaccine preservative that started the backlash.) A symbol of the machinery of government that is often overlooked is the lowly ballpoint pen.
Father Degollado was a magnetic figure in recruiting young men to the religious life when vocations to the priesthood were plummeting. He was also a notorious pedophile, and a man who fathered several children by different women. His life was arguably the darkest chapter in the clergy abuse crisis that continues to plague the church. The Great Minnesota Air Show is a two-day aviation extravaganza scheduled for June 26th and 27th, 2010 at the St. Cloud Regional Airport. Click for more. In Anne Morrow Lindbergh's story ''The Steep Ascent'', the pilot and his wife are nearly killed flying over the Alps. Novels are often autobiographical. Despite his campaign promises not to raise taxes on anyone making less than $400,000, Biden's IRS agents are going after thieves and burglars who don't report their stolen loot as income.That's how they got Al Capone. To avoid being charged with tax evasion, crooks are required to declare illegal income by placing the amount on the ''other income'' line.
As God in the 1977 movie ''Oh God!'', George Burns referred to a televangelist: ''He ran out of my words years ago''. Blocking access to aircraft flight information, so that a televangelist can fly his jet on vacation without faithful contributors knowing, may be an abuse of the system. At midnight January 16, 1920, the United States went dry. Breweries, distilleries, and saloons closed their doors. The M&M provision made it easy to see if concert promoters actually read Van Halen's lengthy contract.
Nobody can separate you from your money quicker than a salesman who claims to be a ''Christian''. The Original Recipe sandwich has about 540 calories, 32g of fat and 1380mg of sodium. The Grilled Double Down totals 460 calories, 23g of fat and 1430mg of sodium. If you know what's good for you, when you go to Alaska, don't refer to Denali as ''Mount McKinley''. Organized after the Civil War, the goal of the Klan was to destroy Congressional Reconstruction by murdering blacks and whites who were active in Republican politics.
The old leather-bound register was signed by pilots and passengers who visited the Davis-Monthan Municipal Airfield in Tucson, Arizona between 1925 and 1936. SitePal uses a speaking avatar to enhance business websites. You type and she talks, click to give it a try. Watching the television station's coverage of this, I got the impression the school principal was rather looking forward to handing out the corporal punishment. America’s railroads were once indispensable arteries of trade and travel that connected the nation’s major cities. Today, air shipping and the highways system have demoted trains from crucial to quaint, but riding the rails is still a great way to tour some of the most beautiful regions of the country.
The Runaway Airplane! by Steve Weaver, published in the Spring 2010 issue of ''Goldenseal'' magazine. Because Mr. Cruthers injured his knee once in the line of duty, under the rules, much of his pension is tax-free. Before the Norman Conquest of Britain, (The Battle of Hastings in 1066) people did not have hereditary surnames: they were known just by a personal name or nickname. Ferdinand Marcos died in 1989, never having to account for billions of dollars stolen during his 20 years as president of the Philippines, making him the world's biggest thief.
Joe Soucheray hosts an afternoon radio talk show Monday through Friday at The producers of ''Airplane!'' bought the rights to Arthur Haley's screenplay for the 1957 drama ''Zero Hour'', added a few lines, and had a major comedy hit on their hands. Build traffic to your website with Global Air Links. About to get your 15 minutes of fame?  Call us first!
President Obama and Speaker Pelosi can party now, but did getting the health care bill passed cost the next election? Interesting facts and information on the Gladiators who fought to the death in the Colosseum arena in Ancient Rome. Facts and information about the different types of Gladiators, the weapons, their armor and their different styles of fighting. How a gladiator lived, and died. Facts and information about the gladiator schools and how a gladiator might obtain his freedom. ''Step 2: Remove all junk food from your house.''        That's easy, I've been doing that for years, by eating it. There comes a time when decisions need to be made.
The Earth was known to be spherical in ancient times, but a handful of scholars throughout the centuries, claiming to represent the church, held to a flat Earth theory. I should be the last person to complain when a plane is purchased, but the reasons given by officials to justify this expenditure are almost amusing. Click Fraud is a serious problem.
Most webmasters would do anything to get the kind of daily traffic enjoyed by Steve Pavlina. Author Steve Pavlina promotes personal development and conscious living resources on his website, with a focus on discovering life's purpose and acting on it.
When your Congressman tells  you later that he didn't vote for the health care bill, you tell him what he is. Moustache March is a month long celebration of the most glorious facial hair known to man. Where is yours? According to the U.S. Census, there are 2 1/2 million households with grandparents raising their grandchildren. The anatidaephobic individual fears that no matter where they are or what they are doing, a duck watches.
These CIA agents are, unlike their military counterparts but like the fighters they target, unlawful combatants, fighters without uniforms or insignia, involved in hostilities, using armed force contrary to the laws and customs of war. Why did daylight saving time start, and why does it still continue?  Click Here to find out. When you get done reading this, you'll be very happy to send Roger Ebert $4.99 to join his club. 2010 Oscar night's most awkward acceptance speech.
A former frequent flier from his days working in IT and finance, homeless Jim Kennedy is living off those rewards - airline loyalty programs and hotel points.
Homeless man lives on hotel points and frequent flyer miles from good times.
A former frequent flier from his days working in IT and finance, homeless Jim Kennedy is living off those rewards - airline loyalty programs and hotel points.
We can still laugh about airport security, I think. Growing up in the Midwest, we always had a RED OWL grocery store nearby, now they are down to 2 stores. Stories on the reclusive heiress Huguette Clark and the battle over her estate.
Accidents do happen, but some could certainly have been avoided, as you'll agree after reading about these. Security concerns for a vacationing president will pretty-much shut-down the local economy during his stay, especially anything to do with an airplane. Just before Valentine's Day, Woody and Rizzuto -- the morning show team at the Point (105.7 FM) took a call from a listener named Chris who wanted to talk to his girlfriend.
Every time a passenger books a ticket,  it seems airlines come up with ways to charge for what used to be free. An interesting tour of World War II battlegrounds and historic locations. Click to learn more. For 28 years, Patrick F. McManus entertained readers of OUTDOOR LIFE magazine with his column ''Last Laugh''. This is one of his last, published in March, 2009. Some cities have been shortening yellow lights to nab drivers with a ticket. But studies show that they're raking in the bucks at the expense of public safety.
In 2007, Mike Magnell flew for Kam Air, an airline operating in one of the most dangerous spots in the world. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that hospital-associated infections, from all types of bacteria, cause or contribute to thousands of deaths each year. Alaska has about one registered pilot for every 58 residents, and 14 times as many airplanes per capita as the rest of the United States. Members of the ethics committee themselves obtained $200 million in earmarks either by themselves or with other lawmakers, making them no better than those they judge.
Somehow, the winner of the Ryanair inflight scratch-off contest felt the flight attendants should have the cash ready to award him instantly. So, rather than wait to land and claim the prize, he ate the ticket. The superintendent asked that teachers spend some time tutoring students before and after classes, eat lunch with them once a week, undergo more rigorous evaluations, attend a weekly after school planning meeting, and take two weeks of training each summer. Millions of Government employees retire at more per week than they made while they were working. How is this possible? By bumping up overtime in the last years of their government employment. The two pilots had only been in Afghanistan for 13 days, and neither one of them had ever flown the route between Bagram and Farah. And their inexperience showed: they didn't file a flight plan, and instead of taking the easier route to the southwest with lower mountains, they set off to the north and never seemed to get their bearings.
The Smoking Gun: Harry Hoxsey developed prostate cancer in 1967, and when his own treatment failed to cure it, he underwent surgery and standard medical treatment. Ward Churchill is the poster child for what is wrong with tenure. Any professional I know serves at the pleasure of his employer, but not teachers. What is this costing us? We haven't used helium for military airships since before WWII, so many view this as nothing more than government pork. But, will we be sorry later on if we stop the program? On February 18, 2010, Andrew Joseph Stack flew his Piper Dakota into the Austin, Texas Intermal Revenue office, killing himself and the IRS office manager. Before leaving on this, his last flight, he burned his house to the ground.
What did you give up for Lent? Until the 600s, Lent began on Quadragesima (Fortieth) Sunday, but Gregory the Great (c.540-604) moved it to a Wednesday, now called Ash Wednesday, to secure the exact number of 40 days in Lent—not counting Sundays, which were feast days. Gregory, who is regarded as the father of the medieval papacy, is also credited with the ceremony that gives the day its name. In early 2002, Roger Ebert's life changed when he was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer. Walmart's produce-buying has evolved beyond organics, to a virtually unknown program—one that could do more to encourage small and medium-size American farms than any number of well-meaning nonprofits. In 1951, the FDA ruled that Carter's pills had nothing to do with the liver and ordered the word dropped. The new name had less appeal, and the brand faded away.
Food starts to deteriorate from the moment it's harvested or processed, The rate at which it spoils depends less on time than on the conditions under which it is stored. Praying for President Obama’s death has become a sick cottage industry for some evangelicals on the lunatic fringe. There should be an admission fee to see these paintings. Sailors. Prisoners. Bikers. Tattoos in the Western world were once the mark of the outcast, of the rocker and the rebel - of a certain kind of macho culture. How about now?
The owner, heir to the Winchester firearms fortune, believed the house was haunted by those killed by the rifles, and appeased them by continuous construction. DVD sales are dropping, and Hollywood studios argue that renting movies for a buck inherently devalues the movie experience and movies themselves. Prepare to be amazed. There may have been a more troubling and potentially longer lasting cause for the end of the used airplane price bubble -- a shrinking pilot base.
The Mena, Arkansas airport was the site of one of the most enduring conspiracy theories of the late twentieth century. Suicide was the official cause of death of Marilyn Monroe. She had tried it four times previously and she clearly had significant mood swings. But was it true? No other single, mass-produced item quite captures the imagination of the American public like the Ouija board. Is it just a toy as many claim, or is it a portal to the spirit realm where one may find the answers to life's many mysteries? In 1924, General Billy Mitchell warned that Japan's expansionism would lead to conflict with the United States, and foretold how a war would start with an attack on Pearl Harbor. He was court-martialed for it.
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Oranges are about the healthiest thing you can eat.
About Anita Bryant
Out of sight for many years, Russian author of ''War and Peace'' Leo Tolstoy appeared on Oprah Winfrey's show. At least they said so in the Smithsonian Magazine. The government requires DNA samples be taken from all newborn babies to test for genetic defects, and parents aren't usually told. The samples are stored, often forever.
The creators of ''Suddenly Senior'' have poured their time and love into one of the most trusted senior websites. Bill Gates is investing millions along with the Rockefellers, Monsanto, Syngenta, and others including the Norwegian government, in what is called the ''doomsday seed bank''. Witnesses said  the man had been drinking when he fashioned a device using a motorcycle muffler, a piece of pipe, gunpowder, match heads and gasoline. ''Up Helly Aa'' celebrates the influence of the Scandinavian Vikings in the Shetland Islands of Scotland, marking the end of the yule season, an annual event since 1870.
If the timing belt in a non-interference engine breaks, it just stops. An interference engine shares the same valve and piston air space, and if the belt breaks, it could be ruined. Some family photos are best not shared with the world. This photo of a young Afghan girl on the cover of National Geographic magazine in 1985 became one of the most famous faces in the world. But, what happened to her? The Independent Women's Football League is a full tackle women's football league focused on creating a positive, safe and fun environment for the women who play the game and fans that come out to watch them.
''The Waltons'' first aired on TV in 1971, and nothing has since been the same for the Hamner family, who still visit their home town of Schuyler, Virginia. You would think hotels in destinations like Oakland, California and Daytona Beach, Florida would be first class places to stay, right? Evidently not. It took the genius of America to recognize that with a little extra hammering and spannering the motor car could be converted into the motor home. Traveling first class on an Amtrak Superliner includes a private room, meals, and hotel-like amenities. And, no searches, just show your photo I.D. and get on the train.
When buying wood, you need to know a few things. Was that ''cord'' of wood you bought a real ''cord'', or was it a ''face'' or ''stove'' cord? Or, just a pickup load?
Learn more about the Floyd E. Risvold collection.
Robert Burns can be found in the very fabric of Scotland's national identity and is deservedly celebrated every year on his birthday. Click to learn more.
We were always told that no two snowflakes were exactly alike. Well, that isn't true, but there are millions of designs. We were always told that no two snowflakes were exactly alike. Well, that isn't true, but there are millions of designs.
We were always told that no two snowflakes were exactly alike. Well, that isn't true, but there are millions of designs. We were always told that no two snowflakes were exactly alike. Well, that isn't true, but there are millions of designs.
If you could point to one person responsible for the war between the states, it may have been Justice Roger B. Taney, who personally felt slaves were sub-human. The Whopper Bars offer an assortment of burgers, toppings and beer and are planned for tourist hot spots in Florida, New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Looking for a point of origin of the Spanish influenza that would eventually take the lives of 600,000 Americans, many point to what happened in Kansas on March 9, 1918. This KKK member probably changed his opinion about African Americans after this crew saved his life. This emergency room database has some interesting cases.
Being free from the iron grip of mortgages and car loans allows this family to live a life without the stress you and I feel on a daily basis. Experts generally agree that Martin Luther King  plagiarized large portions of his writings and speeches, including the famous ''I have a dream'' speech he gave at the 1963 civil rights rally in Washington. New evidence suggests the Obama administration may be continuing a cover-up of the possible homicides of three prisoners at Guantánamo in 2006. At the heart of Haiti's humanitarian crisis is an age old question for many religious people - how can God allow such terrible things to happen?
The long-time meteorologist and founder of The Weather Channel says that the earth's temperature swings are normal, and have been repeated many times in the past. Many think Jay Leno should announce his TV retirement immediately and end the NBC late night soap opera. David Weber told tales of secret undercover work, covert missions and operations stretching from submarines to the CIA and to the embassy rooftop in Saigon in 1975. Mrs. Trudeau was handcuffed like Houdini, with chains around her waist, and handcuffs in front as if she was some kind of a violent criminal.
Pat Robertson did it again, saying the 2010 earthquake was sent by God to punish Haiti for selling their souls to the Devil in a deal in 1804 to overthrow the French. It is illegal to sell your kidneys in North America, but elsewhere in the world they will bring up to $25,000. A satirical social commentary of the extraordinary sights found at Walmart, America’s favorite store. You'll be in this website for an hour looking at photos submitted by viewers. 50 years ago, this person was recognized and admired by millions of people world-wide. Do you know who it is?
''Don't worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it.'' - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon  October, 2001. With all that is going on, some passengers still don't get the message about behaving themselves on an airliner. The Annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest is for opening sentences to novels that are so bad that they are good. Major airlines have been furloughing pilots more than hiring them, so it’s difficult for regional airline pilots to get on the seniority track at big airlines, the path to high salaries.
In 1977, Elisabeth Congdon was found murdered in her bed. On a bench in the stairwell was her night nurse, beaten to death with a candlestick. In addition to the pleasing sensory effect, carbonation is beneficial -- it keeps soft drinks safe from bacteria and microbes. It's the other junk in sodas that is bad for you. The U.S. Marshall Service is responsible for transporting prisoners around the U.S.  Their group of planes, dubbed ''Con Air'', was the subject of a 1997 hit movie. For many of us, the television family ''The Waltons'' became a part of our own family. Where are they now?

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