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What a great time of year to visit New Ulm, Minnesota. Your trip to South Dakota isn't complete until you see the Corn Palace in Mitchell. Some people take coffee very seriously. finding the best beans and grinding them. Me, I wait until Folgers is on sale. Englishman Thomas Austin imported 24 rabbits in 1859 and released them for hunting, and now Australia is overrun with billions of the pests.
Antipodes: Any two places or regions that are on diametrically opposite sides of the earth. Once commonly used in the UK to refer to Australia and New Zealand . In 2002, Pope John Paul II requested that the media stop referring to the car as the Popemobile, saying that the term was 'undignified', but the public seems to love the name. Almost all RV's seem to have a dog on board. They make great traveling companions. The CNN homepage on September 11, 2001 was preserved by ''The Wayback Machine''.
To find out which Walmarts allow overnight parking, pick a state map and select ''Walmart'' from the top menu. Founded in 1877 by mine owners Horace Austin Warner Tabor and August Meyer, Leadville was one of the world's largest silver camps, with a population of over 40,000. Colorado's Fourmile Canyon fire erupted when a vehicle collided with a propane tank. Click to learn more. Some people think Old Faithful is smaller than it used to be. Not true, when I was a kid the viewing benches were much closer, and I remember getting wet from watching it.
The original Grand Teton National Park, dedicated in 1929, only included the mountains and the six glacial lakes, but no place for roads, trails, campgrounds or visitor centers. Like this kid, you're about to learn something. Fourteen Battle of Britain veterans took to the skies in 2010 for a special memorial flight. Be sure to watch the fly-over video of Devils Tower.
Older people can't remember who they've told what. According to a study, older adults are more prone to destination-memory failure because they lose the ability to focus and pay attention with age. In other words, older adults use so much of their attention sharing the information, they forget to take notice of whom they were talking to when they shared it. ICON Aircraft has committed itself to fielding an aircraft that offers high performance for experienced pilots, while also being safe and very accessible for novice pilots. According to the U.S. Department of Labor there are 31 million unemployed people in the United States. (2010) Is driving ''safe & slow'' really the best way to go?
Measuring more than the time around the world. Camp Lawton imprisoned more than 10,000 Union troops after it opened in October 1864 to replace the infamously hellish war prison at Andersonville. Each day Groupon features something cool to do in your city at an unbeatable price. If you find the viral email you just received at it is demonstrably false.
Jack London, for a time, was the most popular writer in America, but a man with a dark side. Once in a while a real deal comes along. More than 80 percent of Alaska's communities, including the state capital of Juneau, are not connected to highways or road systems, making travel by air or water an essential. The planned 30-hour training mission consisted of air-to-air gunnery, bombing, simulated radar bombing, and navigation training. Almost immediately, there was trouble.
With the political and financial mess in Minnesota, the tax-free haven of South Dakota looks pretty good. The Sturgis Rally Daily will keep you informed of what is going on at the motorcycle rally in South Dakota. According to the author, there would be more money for the cause if Hannity didn't demand a private jet and luxury cars and hotel suites for his family and entourage. I knew if I lived long enough, I'd see banks get nailed for their predatory overdraft charges to people who can afford it the least. Now, what about other banks and states?
Saving stuff, in moderation, is usually considered normal. But this otherwise healthy impulse can go too far and develop into what some experts consider a clinical obsessive-compulsive disorder. LaLanne's reputation as a physical fitness guru eventually led to his 20-year stint as the host of TV's ''The Jack LaLanne Show''. Jack taught exercise aimed principally at homemakers, using items found around the home. When resort owners complained about the competition, cabin owners were told they would have to undergo the same inspections and licensing as motels and resorts. If you've watched even five minutes of TV lately, you've probably seen the commercials featuring this woman.
Commuting in heavy traffic is hard enough! Are you old enough to remember when air conditioning in cars was considered a luxury and an unnecessary waste of money? The woman said she smelled vodka, an alcoholic beverage that ''leaves you breathless'', as one ad put it, with no smell of liquor detectable. The pilot tested negative.
Modest Needs will send payment to a creditor for a relatively small emergency expense which the individual or family could not have anticipated or prepared for.
The family and friends of one of the Minnesota gubernatorial candidates have bottomless checking accounts and are trying to buy the election. The Healthcare Blue Book is a free consumer guide to help you determine fair prices in your area for healthcare services. Congressional pensions are calculated at 1.7% of salary for the first 20 years and 1% for each year over 20 years, and that can result in a pension of 44% of their highest pay. When a massage therapist accused Al Gore of sexual assault, it was on front pages all over the world. When the charges were dropped for lack of evidence, you'll find the story somewhere in the back of the paper.
Part of the success of the Commodore 64 was because it was sold in retail stores, and it could be used with a regular home television without any modifications. There are many who believe Henry Kissinger was involved in the overthrow of governments, assassinations, and prolonging the Vietnam War for political purposes. Chelsea Clinton thought nobody would notice her if she wore this hat. Late night television comedians are grinning. Florida officials say rules are rules, and that Clearwater, Florida has to follow the state building code when building a new lifeguard station.
Citizens of the small town of Bell, California went nuts when they discovered the salaries being paid to the city manager and police chief, demanding the resignations of all involved. This writer thinks Obama should nominate Elizabeth Warren to head the new Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, and not only because of her credentials. Males of the species who stay with female mates tend to live longer, although some experts say it just seems longer. Research and tests show that as tires age, they begin to dry out and become potentially dangerous. Do you know how to read the coded date of manufacture on tires?
Would you believe an alleged extortion plot involving Mexican hit men hired by Wal-Mart, the Samoan mafia, an exotic dancer from Guam, her love child and a fearful farm family from Minnesota? A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, and David Copperfield all address aspects of wealth, especially the relationship between the rich and the poor. The Academy Award-winning film ''The Counterfeiters'' recreated the World War II German counterfeiting scheme to topple the British economy. The men in this 1945 movie were expendable, but it was nothing like what men in the business world face today.
The FEMA trailers are back in the news because some of them are being auctioned-off, sparking concern among  environmentalists and health officials. Attending the Festival of San Fermin, or the Pamplona Running of the Bulls, is something many men would like to do before they die, which could happen right there. Even though Congress failed to pass a bill giving lawyers a tax-break on contingency fees from class-action and other lawsuits, their friends at the IRS are going to do it anyway. A sad event for Roy Rogers fans.
Looking for Mogas that doesn't have ethanol? In addition to being hydroscopic, (it attracts water) ethanol is incompatible with some seals, gaskets and O-rings, A teen blogger says the plot for the series ''World War II'' on The History Channel is lame and completely implausible. The woman is buried up to her chest, and then stones are thrown at her -- large enough to cause pain, but not big enough to immediately kill her. Open the video to full-screen to see every one of the 2053 nuclear tests and explosions that took place between 1945 and 1998 as they are plotted on a map. Pretty amazing.
Trudy and Lisa sold their apartment and moved into a vintage 40-foot motor home with a queen-size bed and a kitchen bigger than the one they had in New York City. Other than the three children, nobody saw the Virgin Mary, and the story of the sun plunging close to earth and rotating wildly is widely disputed, but millions believe the miracle at Fatima is true. How about you? Do you make a product the Pentagon doesn't want, and now earmarks to for-profit companies are banned? Start a non-profit company and make a contribution to a politician. We have a generation of teens for whom praise has often come as readily as oxygen. They've been bathed from the cradle in affirmations and awards meant to boost their self-esteem  and, by extension, their prospects in life.
Some interesting photos of Boeing from the early days through WWII. For divorce lawyers, Facebook is tops in online evidence.
You always remember where you were when some things happen. President Kennedy coming on radio and tv to announce the Cuban Missile Crisis was one of those events. The Kevin Costner movie ''Thirteen Days'' tells the story.
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The Katyn Massacure, in which 22,000 Polish army officers, policemen, and civil servants were murdered by the Soviets was probably the most senseless of Stalin's crimes.
Thanks to Senator Byrd, West Virginia is home to prisons, technology centers, laboratories and Navy and Coast Guard offices (despite being a landlocked state). The Terrafugia Transition, a light aircraft that can convert into a road-legal automobile, is going into production after being given a special weight exemption by the FAA. For centuries, the Roman Catholic Church has tried to bury her story. But of all the legends suppressed by the Vatican over the years, this is one that refuses to go away. Our Links page features news from a variety of sources, including some you won't agree with.
If Roger Ebert had honored his mother's wishes, he would have become a priest, not a movie critic. In 1944, George Patton was in England at the head of a fake army, part of the largest and most successful deception operation of World War II. The harmless milk snake has red and black bands, without the yellow. ''If red touches black, you're okay, Jack '' Have you ever wondered why Coke comes with a smile? Because it gets you high. They removed the cocaine almost 100 years ago. Why? It was redundant.
When two of his employees were taken hostage in Iran, Perot organized a commando team, hired a former Green Beret colonel to lead the rescue, and Ross went along. Time to clean house at the EPA. All the Gulf oil we collected in the first 60 days could have been one in one day using the Dutch equipment. My daughter Annie's cabin on beautiful Briggs Lake is available for summer vacations. Click to learn more. Kevin Costner spent years and millions of his own money developing a vacuum technology specifically designed to solve the very problem we now have in the Gulf.
The Science Channel is one of the family of informational, educational and entertainment-oriented websites supported by the Discovery Channel. An adviser to the royal court said women who come into regular contact with men who aren't related should give them breast milk so they will be considered relatives. In 1910, French chemist Georges Claude applied an electrical charge to a tube of neon gas to create a lamp. Actor Kevin Costner told Congress that his company has developed a high-tech machine for separating oil and water that could slurp up as much as 200 gallons of oil a minute.
What could go wrong? Ben Zwebner returns with a journal from a ferry flight that demonstrates that getting from point A to point B isn't as easy as it sometimes seems. One of the greatest farm-subsidy programs ever invented,  but it takes a gallon of other fuels to make a gallon of ethanol. Some states even require adding it to regular gas.  When I was a kid, if you called a black person ''black'' you might get punched or worse. ''Negro'' was the term of preference. How times have changed.
June 6, 1944: D-Day. Over 160,000 Allied troops are landed along a 50-mile stretch of fortified French coastline and begin fighting on the beaches of Normandy. You are at a party and someone mentions ''Cap & Trade'', do you know enough to join in the conversation? It was never the intention that the 14th Amendment to allow citizens of other countries to come here to give birth to a child who was then automatically a U.S. citizen. Tom and Ray are Italian, and thus the show is lively. People from the listening audience call in to ask Tom and Ray car questions and get insight with car problems.
This fellow crashed one too many funerals and got caught taking leftovers in tupperware containers in his backpack! Named for Huracan, the Carib god of evil, the hurricane is an amazing yet destructive natural phenomenon that occurs about 40 to 50 times worldwide each year. Arthur Mole and John Thomas started by photographing religious images with members of their church. Later, soldiers on military bases volunteered for the cause. As a city of famous buildings, Washington DC is second to none. and the diversity of its architecture is very apparent.
Roger Ebert remembers the life of Dennis Hopper. On his trip from New York to Oregon, Matt Green says there's a simple purpose to each day. There is camaraderie with the people he meets along the way. Military pilots use colorful expressions. The Memorial Day Concert from Washington, D.C. on PBS tonight.  Check your local Public Broadcasting Station.
Details of air disasters from 1937 until the present, although the author missed the Superga crash in 1949. Bowing to pressure from the Pentagon, President Obama does not want to get rid of our stockpile of 10 million landmines, in case we need them. Art  Linkletter was born Gordon Arthur Kelly on July 17, 1912, in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. He was adopted as an infant by an older couple and was an only child. Cafferty says It's absurd that Obama complains about Arizona trying to do something about a problem he and the federal government have created and choose to ignore.
Chasing the Ghosts of a Corrupt Regime
By working all the overtime he could in his last year on the force, Yonkers cop Hugo Tassone retired at 44 with a pension of $101,333 a year, more than he made working. Beginning with Barbara Bush, all First Ladies receive an inheritance of $12,000 a year from the estate of Henry G. Freeman, Jr. who felt the ladies should have ''pin money''. When I was young, ''Red Ryder'' was very popular, and every kid wanted one of his Daisy BB guns.
Tune-in to Glenn Beck's show and you'll be told the U.S. dollar is on the verge of collapse, with a ballooning national debt, and imminent Zimbabwe-style hyperinflation. The Nunavut Land Claims Agreement was the largest Aboriginal land claim settlement in Canadian history, creating a new territory called Nunavut on April 1, 1999. That's $18,400 starting salary. While airlines hire pilots with as little as 250 hours and pay low starting wages, FedEx and UPS requires more flight time and the pay is better. Over 700 lives were lost, and most of the country didn't even know about it. The National Weather Service did not issue a warning, because they felt New Englanders would ''ignore it anyway''.
Spectacular photos of the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Heritage USA was closed and abandoned in 1989. Recently, it was acquired by another christian organization that is attempting to restore the property. Click for photos. In addition to what might be in the water, plastic is not an inert substance, and contains chemicals like BPA and phthalates, which mimic hormones in your body.
Quietly, farmed shrimp have taken over the market, its source hidden behind the motif of a picturesque but actually sinking shrimping fleet. Alexander Hamilton was the most celebrated casualty of the dueling ethic, but there were many more who paid the ultimate price . If you have a recreational vehicle and are hitting the road, this is a ''no-brainer''. You'll save enough in a couple of nights to pay the Passport America $44 annual fee. Celebrate National Train Day, on the closest Saturday to May 10th annually, by touring private and Amtrak train cars, explore interactive and educational exhibits, enjoy live entertainment and much more.
World War II was the largest and most violent armed conflict in the history of mankind, but by the early spring of 1945, the future looked bright for Allied forces in Europe. Almost more than you want to know about what happens when you place a cell phone call. Cinco De Mayo celebrates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862. But, the French then sent 30,000 more troops and won the war. There are 100-150 of these raids every day in America, the vast, vast majority like this one, to serve a warrant for a consensual crime.
Neither ship won, but the Monitor did prevent the Merrimac from breaking the Union blockade of the James River, and the battle made wooden ships suddenly obsolete. According to the author of this article, the United States brought this calamitous situation on Mexicans and ourselves when Congress approved the 1993 NAFTA treaty. The government funded study says this is a very serious situation, and more government funded study is needed, proving that studying global warming causes mental illness.

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