Archive for March, 2012

2 dead, 12 hurt in shooting

MIAMI — At least one gunman opened fire on a crowd or mourners gathered at a Miami-area funeral home, killing two people and injuring 12, authorities said. The shooting happened Friday night at Funeraria Latina Emanuel in the North Miami area. More than 100 people were gathered outside the funeral home when a car drove by […]

Sponsors help animal shelter

With tens of thousands of pets waiting for adoption, some animal shelters are taking a new approach to make adoption easier. NBC’s John Yang reports. By Laura AllenbaughNBC News JOPLIN, Mo. — When Denny Flowers looked at Lucy, it was love at first sight. He found the 8-year-old Shih Tzu on the Joplin Humane Society Facebook […]

Lottery tickets, then lightning

KANSAS CITY, Kansas — A Kansas man was struck by lightning hours after buying three Mega Millions lottery tickets, proving in real life the old saying that a gambler is more likely to be struck down from the sky than win the jackpot. C’mon — what’s not to like? Hoof it over to Facebook to join […]

GOP showdown in Wis.

Jae C. Hong / AP Rick Santorum shakes hands with supporters after speaking at the Faith and Freedom Coalition Presidential Kick-Off in Pewaukee, Wis., on Saturday. WAUKESHA, Wis. — The current state of the Republican nominating contest was on display in Wisconsin on Saturday, with underdog Rick Santorum vigorously slamming front-runner Mitt Romney, while the […]

Ghostly new images released of the Titanic

The first complete views of the legendary wreck: As the starboard profile shows, the Titanic buckled as it plowed nose-first into the seabed, leaving the forward hull buried deep in mud—obscuring, possibly forever, the mortal wounds inflicted by the iceberg. (Copyright 2012 RMS TITANIC, INC; Produced by AIVL, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) The first complete […]

Pentagon desecration of 9/11 victims’ remains: Proof that WE are “the enemy”

The New York Times has reported that Pentagon officials considered burying the remains of Pentagon 9/11 attack victims at sea. But they decided that would be too honorable. So they burned them and dumped them with the other garbage in a landfill. How to explain such disrespect? Were they in a rush to get rid […]

More Educational Videos for VT Adult Courses

by Tom Valentine   If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a good video is worth a row of textbooks. On top of video fare already suggested in these columns. May I present some more great viewing/learning for responsible adults and students in our pathetic institutions? Previously, you have been directed to the […]

The Most Disgraceful VA in the Nation

This American Flag no longer a fitting emblem for display Fellow Veterans and Friends of Veterans   The ongoing disgraceful disrespect toward America’s Veterans and the American Flag at the Los Angeles Veterans Home and Hospital defies anything in modern-day history. There’s an embarrassingly torn and tattered American Flag at the entryway of the largest […]

Lewd or prude? Arizona netizens outraged over internet censorship bill

Does this article – or maybe just the headline – annoy, offend or terrify you? If so, it may soon be illegal in Arizona. ­The state’s legislature has passed a bill which would update an existing telephone harassment law to apply to the Internet and other forms of electronic communication.  The problem, though, is that […]

Police offer reward on old killing

David Beer. WHEN David Beer was found shot dead 18 years ago, he was at war with his neighbours and his wife. Police privately say they know the identity of his killer – but yesterday offered a $100,000 reward in a bid to solve the case. On the morning of February 7, 1994, Beer was […]

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