Month: May 2011

Friday Linkzookery – 27 May 2011

Last World War I combat veteran dies at 110 Australian Claude Stanley Choules joined the battleship HMS Revenge in 1917. Spring to test U.S. strategy in Afghanistan We’ll see if the drawdown really begins this summer as scheduled. Mars Exploration Rover Spirit Laid To Rest Quite a run for the rover that landed in 2004. […]

Planting the Flags

Did this last night with the Scouts: We’ve done this the past six or seven years, I think, and it’s always nice to see so many people, especially the Scouts, taking time out on a weeknight to do a little something to show their appreciation for those who done more than take a little time […]


United apologizes for reusing 9/11 flight numbers United spokesman Rahsaan Johnson says the airline regrets the recent use of flight numbers 93 and 175, and has acted to remove the numbers from the airline’s computer system. Johnson says the flight numbers probably went back into use just in the past few days, and he attributes […]

With Friends Like These

NATO: Afghan policeman kills 2 service members The two were mentoring an Afghan National Civil Order brigade and were shot and killed inside the police compound on Thursday as they sat down to eat lunch, NATO said in a statement. Other soldiers returned fire and the policeman was wounded and hospitalized. I don’t think you […]

No Shirts, No Service

Westwood track coach fired after boys run shirtless Massachusetts: Boys track coach Tom Davis was fired and escorted off the property at the high school on Friday. Davis said the incident was about members of his team practicing without a shirt. Davis, who was in the middle of his second year with the outdoor team, […]