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Name of source: BBC News
SOURCE: BBC News (11-2-10)
Speaking alongside French President Nicolas Sarkozy, the UK PM said it would make both countries' citizens safer and would save money.
A centre will be set up in the UK to develop nuclear testing technology and another in France to carry it out.
The leaders also confirmed plans for a joint army expeditionary force.
After both leaders signed the two treaties, Mr Cameron said: "Today we open a new chapter in a long history of co-operation on defence and security between Britain and France."
He said it was not about a European army or about sharing nuclear weapons....
SOURCE: BBC News (11-1-10)
Mr DeLay, is accused of illegally funnelling corporate money into races to build his political influence.
The 63-year-old Republican, who was nicknamed "the Hammer" for his forceful style in Congress, denies wrongdoing.
Mr DeLay's attorneys say he is guilty only of being a good politician.
Prosecutor Beverly Matthews said the former lawmaker had collected $190,000 (£118,000) through a group he had started and had piped the money into the Washington-based Republican National Committee to help Republican state legislative candidates.
The national committee then used money gathered from individual donations to send $190,000 to seven Republican candidates in Texas, she said....
SOURCE: BBC News (11-2-10)
They are searching two locations in the capital Belgrade as well as a tourism centre in Arandjelova, a village in central Serbia.
Gen Mladic is accused by international prosecutors of genocide while leading Bosnian Serb forces in 1992-95.
Serbia is under pressure to bring Gen Mladic to justice as part of its efforts to enter the European Union.
The government recently raised its reward to 10m euros (£8.7m, $13.8m) for information leading to his capture, saying that demonstrated its commitment to removing "the last remaining obstacle on its path towards the EU".
The chief UN war crimes prosecutor for the former Yugoslavia, Serge Brammertz, is set to visit Serbia shortly to evaluate if Serbia is doing its best to apprehend Gen Mladic....
SOURCE: BBC News (10-29-10)
Previously classified documents say she was not ready for the dangerous spy work she was sent to do.
The story of Miss Nearne's amazing bravery only emerged following her recent death in Torquay, aged 89....
SOURCE: BBC News (10-19-10)
More than 30 Bronze Age cairns have now been taken off the English Heritage 'at risk' register as a result of the work.
Some 49 of the summit cairns, dating back to 2,000 BC, were surveyed and 31 needed restoration.
"These are scheduled ancient monuments so are very important," said Andy Crabb, archaeologist at Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA)....
A local man stumbled on the site while using a mechanical digger for landscaping.
It appears to contain a central passageway and multiple chambers excavated from rock.
There is a large neolithic burial complex nearby called The Tomb of the Eagles where over 300 bodies were found.
"Potentially these skeletons could tell us so much about Neolithic people," said Orkney Islands Council archaeologist Julie Gibson.
"Not only in relation to their deaths, but their lives."
One end of the tomb was accidentally removed as it was discovered and as a result, the burial site has now been flooded.
Archaeologists are in a race against time to recover its contents before they are damaged or destroyed....
It happened a year after its parent company General Motors announced its shutdown in a major restructuring.
Set-up in 1926, Pontiac came to embody the image of the American muscle-car, with hugely popular models like the Bonneville, GTO and Firebird TransAm.
The cars featured in Hollywood movies in the 1960s-70s. But sales had been in decline since the 1980s.
Finally, GM's catastrophic financial problems spelt the brand's demise.
From its roots in the Michigan city of Pontiac in the 1920s, the brand was aimed at the working class....
In 490BC, the Athenian army defeated the Persians at the Battle of Marathon. According to legend, a messenger called Pheidippides ran the 42km (26 miles) to Athens to announce the victory.
More than 12,500 people ran the same route as Pheidippides on Sunday.
Despite the Greek financial crisis, the budget for the race has been increased.
1.5m euros (£1.3m) was raised for the event through sponsorship, compared with 900,000 euros (£780,000) last year.
Kenya's Raymond Bett won the men's race, with Lithuania's Rasa Drazdaukaite winning the women's event....
SOURCE: BBC News (11-1-10)
Mr Medvedev met local residents in Kunashir, the second-largest of the four islands, and pledged more investment for the region.
Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan called Mr Medvedev's visit regrettable, and Russia's envoy was summoned.
Russia called Japan's reaction to the visit "unacceptable".
Russia took control of the islands at the end of World War II.
The islands lie to the north of Japan's Hokkaido island and to the south of Russia's Kamchatka peninsula. They are known in Russia as the Southern Kurils, while Japan calls them the Northern Territories.
Before Russia took control of them, some 17,000 Japanese residents lived in the Kurils....
Mulisch, considered by many a candidate for the Nobel Prize for Literature, died of cancer at his Amsterdam home.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte called his death "a loss for Dutch literature and the Netherlands".
Mulisch wrote more than 30 works, several with a World War II theme.
The Discovery of Heaven (De ontdekking van de Hemel) was named Best Dutch Book Ever in 2007.
The jury was made up of Dutch newspaper readers.
Mulisch was born in Haarlem in the Netherlands. The Assault was his first major best-seller, set during World War II in the occupied Netherlands and looking at the ethical and political questions raised by the conflict....
The 148 images were in a swastika-embossed album found by an employee.
They show British veterans of World War I being saluted by Germans, and delegation leader Maj Francis Fetherston-Godley shaking hands with Hitler's deputy Rudolph Hess.
A concentration camp visit was not photographed, but details were included in the Legion's archive.
Legion press officer Liam Maguire, writing in the Daily Mail, said he could barely believe his eyes when he looked at the "huge, thick, hard-backed, red book - with a metal swastika on the front."
He found the album in the Legion's headquarters in London as he was researching a documentary....
Name of source: NYT
SOURCE: NYT (11-2-10)
No one had yet signed on to present an honorary Oscar to Mr. Godard, who has said he will not be on hand anyway at the academy’s awards banquet in Hollywood a week from Saturday. But there was also the touchy question of how to deal with newly highlighted claims that Mr. Godard, a master of modern film, has long harbored anti-Jewish views that threaten to widen his distance from Hollywood, even as the film industry’s leading institution is trying to close the gap.
Over the last month, articles in the Jewish press — including a cover story titled “Is Jean-Luc Godard an Anti-Semite?” in The Jewish Journal — have revived a simmering debate over whether Mr. Godard, an avowed anti-Zionist and advocate for Palestinian rights, is also anti-Jewish. And this close examination of his posture toward Jews has put a shadow over plans by the academy to honor him at the Nov. 13 banquet, along with the actor Eli Wallach, the filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola and the film historian and preservationist Kevin Brownlow. (The separate Oscar telecast is scheduled for Feb. 27, on ABC.)...
Still, people tend to exaggerate their differences with opponents to begin with, research suggests, especially in the company of fellow partisans. In small groups organized around a cause, for instance, members are prone to one-up one another; the most extreme tend to rise the most quickly, making the group look more radical than it is....
Private values — memories, affirmations — may well have played a role in some historic compromises. During the negotiations in 1978 to achieve what would become the Camp David accords between Israel and Egypt, the Israeli prime minister, Menachem Begin, appeared ready to walk away. President Jimmy Carter, who coordinated the talks, made a personal visit to Mr. Begin, bringing him autographed photographs of the meeting, addressed to each of the prime minister’s eight grandchildren.
“That was it,” Mr. Carter said in a 1994 interview. “He looked at those eight photographs, and tears began to run down his cheeks — and mine — as he read the names. In just a few minutes he sent his attorney general to tell me he was going to look at the negotiations again.”...
Biafra, the homeland of the Ibo tribe, tried to secede from Nigeria in 1967, in a dispute with other tribes and the military-led government over language, religion and oil reserves. The Nigerian Army, buoyed by support from Britain, the Soviet Union and the United States, surrounded Biafra and cut off all food....
SOURCE: NYT (10-19-10)
The findings, published in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal on Monday, indicate that Paleolithic Europeans ground down plant roots similar to potatoes to make flour, which was later whisked into dough.
“It’s like a flatbread, like a pancake with just water and flour,” said Laura Longo, a researcher on the team, from the Italian Institute of Prehistory and Early History....
SOURCE: NYT (10-31-10)
“I didn’t do a phone call, I just sent him a telegram,” said George McGovern, the 1972 Democratic nominee who was recalling the election night bloodletting President Richard M. Nixon inflicted on him 38 Novembers ago. His place in the pantheon of political losers assured, Mr. McGovern could not bring himself to make the customary call to congratulate the freshly re-elected (and about-to-be disgraced) president. “I was somewhat wiped out by the extent of the landslide,” said Mr. McGovern, now 88, speaking on a cellphone from Montana, where he was visiting his daughter. “So I figured that would be the easier way to do it.”...
“The American people, by a great plurality, have conferred upon you the highest honor in their gift,” Theodore Roosevelt wrote to Woodrow Wilson in 1912. “I congratulate you thereon.”
“The people have made their choice and I congratulate you,” Adlai Stevenson wrote to President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952. “That you may be the servant and guardian of peace and make the vale of trouble a door of hope is my earnest prayer. Best Wishes, Adlai Stevenson.”...
There has long been debate about the matter, but a recent discovery of anthropoid fossils including two previously unidentified species and one known species provides new clues....
SOURCE: NYT (10-31-10)
And in separate research, a team of biologists reported conclusively this month that the causative agent of the most deadly plague, the Black Death, was the bacterium known as Yersinia pestis. This agent had always been the favored cause, but a vigorous minority of biologists and historians have argued the Black Death differed from modern cases of plague studied in India, and therefore must have had a different cause.
The Black Death began in Europe in 1347 and carried off an estimated 30 percent or more of the population of Europe. For centuries the epidemic continued to strike every 10 years or so, its last major outbreak being the Great Plague of London from 1665 to 1666. The disease is spread by rats and transmitted to people by fleas or, in some cases, directly by breathing....
Name of source: Daily Mail (UK)
SOURCE: Daily Mail (UK) (10-31-10)
At the time I was accompanied by a photographer from the Discovery Channel and we were carrying out research for a documentary.
As the Press officer for the Royal British Legion, my job is to protect the reputation of the organisation. But at that moment I was torn. Should I ignore the book with the Nazi emblem that looked so out of place in the Royal British Legion headquarters? Or should I open it?
Curiosity got the better of me. The book fell open on a page that showed me an image that would shock many. There was the leader of Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, meeting the man who was chairman of the British Legion in the run-up to the Second World War, Major Francis Fetherston-Godley.
What were the British Legion – British ex-servicemen from the First World War – doing meeting Hitler?...
Experts found details of Gaius Appuleius Diocles who was plucked from humble beginnings as a slave to become the a champion charioteer in second century Rome.
The immensely strong but illiterate athlete pocketed a cool 35,863,120 sesterces in prize money during his career - the same as £396million a year in today's terms....
Gyles Mackrell, a 53-year-old tea planter, saved 200 Burmese refugees from the banks of a flooded river using the only means he could think of to get them to safety - elephants.
Mackrell's rescue mission was followed by the press at the time, who nicknamed him the Elephant Man, but the events of June 1942 were soon consigned to history....
The King is dismissed as a student who has not grown up while his lover is described as having a big mouth and a ‘metallic American voice’.
The author of the 16-page letter, thought to be a steward called Jim Richardson, wrote to his mother after a summer cruise in the Mediterranean in 1936 on board the Nahlin. He warned her that the letter should be destroyed after she read it....
Name of source: Voice of America
SOURCE: Voice of America (11-1-10)
As Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Monday made a brief tour of Kunashir - or Kunashiri to the Japanese - government officials in Japan wasted no time expressing strong displeasure.
Speaking at a parliamentary committee session, Prime Minister Naoto Kan reiterated that the Russian-held islands are Japanese territory....
Name of source: WTKR
SOURCE: WTKR (10-28-10)
Veronica Davis, author of "Here I Lay My Burdens Down," a study of black cemeteries in and around Richmond, filed the injunction against the book's publisher, Five Ponds Press, as well as the state Board of Education and Williamsburg-James City County Schools.
Shortly after the offending passage was brought to light last week by a College of William and Mary history professor, the Connecticut-based publishing company announced it would provide blank stickers to cover the assertion that "thousands" of black soldiers fought for the south, including two battalions under Stonewall Jackson....
Name of source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (10-31-10)
State Auditor General Jack Wagner attributed the losses to lax oversight and an antiquated inventory system used to track the state's 4.5 million artifacts.
Other items were found to be damaged, including some that had been suspended from overhead pipes or stored in humid basements.
"The missing artifacts are pieces of Pennsylvania history that are likely lost forever, either through mishandling or theft," Mr. Wagner said....
Name of source: Bloomberg News
SOURCE: Bloomberg News (10-28-10)
Intelligence reports from 1944 and 1945, the last two years of the war, suggested that leading Nazis would seek refuge from an allied invasion of Germany in a vast underground network of tunnels and caves in a “Nazi National Redoubt” hidden within the Austrian Alps, the secret files published by the U.K.’s National Archives in London showed....
Name of source: Discovery News
SOURCE: Discovery News (10-14-10)
Amelia Carolina Sparavigna, assistant professor at the department of physics of Turin's Polytechnic University, used Google satellite maps and AstroFracTool, an astronomical image-processing program which she developed, to investigate over 463 square miles of land around Peru's Titicaca Lake .
She says she has identified shapes that were built by Andean communities centuries ago....
SOURCE: Discovery News (10-19-10)
The remains of this infant -- a lower jaw and teeth unearthed in a Belgian cave -- are the youngest Neanderthal ever found in northwest Europe, according to a study that will appear in the Journal of Human Evolution.
Since the remains of two adults were also previously discovered in the cave, the fossil collection may represent a Neanderthal family....
Name of source: AlphaGalileo
SOURCE: AlphaGalileo (10-17-10)
Tony Axelsson, doctoral student and archaeologist at the Västergötland Museum, has investigated what the Stone Age landscape in Falbygden actually looked like, and how the people of the time related to their surroundings.
Using a geographical information system (GIS) into which he entered relics in the form of passage graves, settlements and stray finds, he has been able to produce digital maps of the prehistoric landscape. His analyses reveal, among other things, that the passage graves do not seem to have been designed to be seen from great distances....
Name of source: TheNews.pl
SOURCE: TheNews.pl (10-19-10)
The scientists who were carrying out excavations on the route of the future A4 motorway near Szczytna hoped to find traces of Neolithic settlements but the discovery exceeded their expectations....
Name of source: AP
SOURCE: AP (10-20-10)
The ancient poplar wood door is "solid and elegant" with well-preserved hinges and a "remarkable" design for holding the boards together, chief archaeologist Niels Bleicher said Wednesday.
Using tree rings to determine its age, Bleicher believes the door could have been made in the year 3,063 B.C. - around the time that construction on Britain's world famous Stonehenge monument began.
"The door is very remarkable because of the way the planks were held together," Bleicher told The Associated Press....
SOURCE: AP (10-31-10)
Samuel Willenberg and Kalman Taigman, 87-year-old Israelis, are devoting their final years to trying to preserve the memory of the 875,000 people systematically murdered in a one-year killing spree at the height of World War II. Almost all of them were Jews.
Only 67 people are known to have survived the camp, fleeing in a brazen revolt shortly before Treblinka was destroyed. Following the recent death of a prominent chronicler, Israel's national Holocaust memorial says the two Israeli men are now the final living link to one of the most notorious death camps in human history....
SOURCE: AP (10-31-10)
Brian David Mitchell, 57, faces federal charges of kidnapping and unlawful transportation of a minor across state lines -- for allegedly taking Smart to San Diego in the 2002 abduction. If convicted, he could spend the rest of his life in a federal prison.
Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in Salt Lake City's U.S. District Court in the trial of the one-time itinerant street preacher.
The court action should finally conclude Smart's saga -- a tale of loss, a family's fears and an improbable recovery that has long riveted the nation.
"It's certainly been a long time coming," Ed Smart, Elizabeth's father said Thursday. "We're very confident in the prosecution."...
Name of source: Telegraph (UK)
SOURCE: Telegraph (UK) (10-29-10)
The campaigners oppose plans passed by Elmbridge council to develop the site in west London, which is directly across the Thames from the 16th Century palace, which was built for Cardinal Wolsey and once belonged to Henry VIII.
Permission was granted to build a multi-storey hotel up to 76ft (23m) high, a large underground car park, 61-bed care home and further housing but the council was accused of misleading its members over objections from heritage organisations....
Name of source: Fox News
SOURCE: Fox News (10-29-10)
The precise weight of the kilogram is based on a platinum-iridium cylinder manufactured 130 years ago; it's kept in a vault in France at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures. Forty of the units were manufactured at the time, to standardize the measure of weight.
But due to material degradation and the effects of quantum physics, the weight of those blocks has changed over time. That's right, the kilogram no longer weighs 1 kilogram, according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). And it's time to move to a different standard anyway....
SOURCE: Fox News (10-19-10)
The new law, the first of its kind in Brazil, will go into effect next year in all of Porto Alegre's 96 public schools, where some 60,000 students study, the city government's website said Tuesday.
The author of the law, Alderman Valter Nagelstein said Tuesday that including the Holocaust in the school curriculum will help prevent it from happening again, and said he hopes it also will curb "the kind of neo-Nazi incidents we have seen in the past."...
SOURCE: Fox News (10-28-10)
The finding could shed light on what knowledge people were armed with when they started migrating out of Africa.
The artful technique is known as pressure flaking. Early weapons' makers typically would use hard blows from a stone hammer to give another stone a rough blade-like shape, then would use wood or bone implements to carve out relatively small flakes, refining the blade's edge and tip....
Name of source: WaPo
SOURCE: WaPo (10-2-10)
The stunning photographs - small, elegant ambrotypes and tintypes - show hundreds of the young men who fought and died in the war, often portrayed in the innocence and idealism before the experience of battle.
The pictures, almost 700 in all, make up the bulk of the collection of Tom Liljenquist, 58, of McLean, who operates a chain of Washington area jewelry stores and with his sons has been buying Civil War photographs for 15 years....
Name of source: Reuters
SOURCE: Reuters (10-29-10)
Gettysburg, a historic Civil War town, is famous for ghosts and reportedly haunted sites where uniformed soldiers mysteriously walk through closed doors, or ornaments shift positions on a mantelpiece.
As Stoutzenberger scrolled through his photos he found several exposures showing a bright light amid a fuzzy white oval shape apparently hovering near the wall down the street....
Name of source: Irish Central
SOURCE: Irish Central (10-28-10)
Collins was killed while exchanging rifle fire with ambushers.
He was the only fatality wounded in this battle.
He had ordered his convoy to stop and return fire, instead of choosing the safer option of driving on in his touring car or transferring to the safety of the accompanying armoured car, as his companion, Emmet Dalton, had wished....
SOURCE: Irish Central (10-23-10)
Hume , 73, from Derry, is the former leader of the SDLP party in Northern Ireland. He is Ireland’s Martin Luther King figure who was inspired by his non-violence message and went on to play a huge role in the Irish peace process that brought a stable peace to Northern Ireland. He won a Nobel Prize for his work
The final five figures were Michael Collins, James Connolly, Bono, Mary Robinson and John Hume. These five were selected by an initial public vote from a list of 40 Irish figures who topped a national survey....
Name of source: Irish Times
SOURCE: Irish Times (10-29-10)
Bernardo O’Higgins, whose father was from Sligo, was once supreme ruler of Chile and is known as the country’s founding father, while John (Juan) MacKenna was born in Monaghan but went on to serve as commandant general of the Chilean army.
The 82 cent stamps are being issued in the context of the bicentenary of Chile’s independence and feature both men in full military dress....
Name of source: CNN.com
SOURCE: CNN.com (10-15-10)
Former tennis coach turned journalist Robert Davis told CNN of the extremes to which the Khmer Rouge were willing to go.
"When the Khmer Rouge took over Phnom Penh and Cambodia, anyone who was elite or academic was exterminated," said Davis.
As a child, Tep Rithivit learned tennis with his father at Le Cercle Sportif club, which now houses the U.S. embassy. His father was captain of the national tennis team. When the Khmer Rouge seized Phnom Penh in 1975, the family fled into exile....
Name of source: TradingMarkets.com
SOURCE: TradingMarkets.com (10-3-10)
And the opening has those behind plans for a gaming venue near Gettysburg pointing to other Pennsylvania casinos that have opened near historic locations -- a major criticism against the Adams County proposal.
"A lot of focus has been placed on our proximity to the national park," said Mason-Dixon spokesman David La Torre. "People really aren't paying attention to the fact that licenses have already been approved in areas where there are similarly significant and sacred sites."
Name of source: National Park Service Press Release
SOURCE: National Park Service Press Release (10-22-10)
NPS Director Jon Jarvis called the new park “an important addition to the National Park System. The War of 1812 is often forgotten, remembered only for the birth of our national anthem, but it was as significant as any war in our history,” said Jarvis. “At the Battle of the River Raisin in January, 1813, American forces suffered one of the worst defeats of the War of 1812. When the battle was over, Indian allies of the British killed wounded American prisoners, so enraging Americans that the phrase "Remember the Raisin" became a rallying cry for future engagements in the war. We should all know about this engagement for its significance and now as the newest park in the National Park System.”
Fought along the north bank of the River Raisin in Monroe, Michigan, from January 18th to January 23rd, 1813, the battle pitted American and British troops against each other in a contest for control of all of Michigan and the Lower Great Lakes. At stake were America’s independence and the futures of Frenchtown (known today as Monroe, Michigan), Canada, and Tecumseh's alliance of Native American tribes.
The British and their Indian allies destroyed an entire American army at the River Raisin and in the process raised Native Americans’ hopes that their alliance with the British would result in the preservation of their land. Frenchtown was laid waste, and the Ohio frontier was exposed to invasion and raids by the British and Indians. The Battle of the River Raisin was not a decisive turning point of the war, but it did have significant effects on the campaign for the Great Lakes. Following the defeat at River Raisin, American forces would struggle for nine months before they could regain their momentum.
The park visitor center is open from June through October on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. While the visitor center is closed November through May, the park grounds are open to visitors year-round. National Park Service personnel are already on site and will continue to work closely with the Monroe County Historical Society to make the battlefield more available to the public.
Name of source: Inside Higher Ed
SOURCE: Inside Higher Ed (10-26-10)
Kaukab Siddique, associate professor of English and journalism at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, appeared last month at a pro-Palestinian rally in Washington, where he called the state of Israel illegitimate. “I say to the Muslims, ‘Dear brothers and sisters, unite and rise up against this hydra-headed monster which calls itself Zionism,’ ” he said at a rally on Sept. 3. “Each one of us is their target and we must stand united to defeat, to destroy, to dismantle Israel -- if possible by peaceful means,” he added.
While many professors engage in anti-Israel rhetoric, Siddique is getting more scrutiny because his September comments prompted critics to unearth past statements that the Holocaust was a “hoax” intended to buttress support for Israel -- a position that the professor didn’t dispute in an interview Monday with Inside Higher Ed.
Siddique maintained that his comments should be placed in the framework of academic freedom, as an example of a questing mind asking tough questions. He also warned of dire consequences if universities can be intimidated by politicians and outside commentators. “That’s freedom of expression going up the smokestack here,” he said....
Name of source: Front Page Mag
SOURCE: Front Page Mag (11-1-10)
FP: Alexenia Dimitrova, welcome to Frontpage Interview.
Tell us what inspired you to write The Murder Bureau and what it is about.
Dimitrova: Thanks Jamie.
Let me begin by defining the meaning of SMERSH for your readers: it is a Russian abbreviation and it means “Smert Shpionom” — Death to Spies. This was the name given to a counter-intelligence unit that was responsible for the neutralization of Soviet spies that existed within the Soviet Army in the early 40’s.
The inspiration to write my book came from the suspicions and rumors circulating many years in Bulgaria that a similar SMERSH unit also existed within the BulgarianIntelligence Services during the Cold War....
Name of source: Journal-Sentinel (WI)
SOURCE: Journal-Sentinel (WI) (11-1-10)
Researchers from Tel Aviv University and Heidelberg University in Germany have been working at Ramat Rachel, which is said to have been built by the Judeans. The newly discovered gardens date back to the 7th century B.C.
Features of the gardens include stone carved gutters, open channels, closed tunnels and the framework for waterfalls.
"We have uncovered a very rare find," said Oded Lipschits, a professor of Jewish history at Tel Aviv University. The find is to be described in a forthcoming article in Near Eastern Archeology.
Lipschits said the type of garden found at Ramat Rachel would have served a spiritual function as a place where people could find tranquility and a connection to nature...
Name of source: National Parks Traveler
SOURCE: National Parks Traveler (11-1-10)
Stonewall Jackson was a military genius for the Confederate Arm, but how great he might have been, or how his tactical expertise might have altered the outcome of the war, was never known as he died in May 1863 10 days after being shot by “friendly fire” while scouting for Union lines.
In 1903, James Power Smith, who had been Stonewall Jackson’s aide-de-camp, had the monument erected in the family cemetery at Ellwood where the general’s arm supposedly was buried...
Name of source: CNN
SOURCE: CNN (11-1-10)
Before he could begin his testimony, however, the court took a break.
The 2001 disappearance of the Washington intern drew national attention after her parents discovered a connection with Condit, who was then a sitting congressman.
Condit was never a suspect in the case, but was questioned intensively for details as to her whereabouts.
Her remains were discovered more than a year later off a jogging trail in Rock Creek Park.
As the court's day began, and before the jury was seated, prosecutors tested the sound system and played audio recordings that resembled messages left on an answering machine or voice mail. The voices could not be immediately recognized.