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Two arrested in north Tulsa shootings that claimed three lives

Source: Tulsa World

By Staff Reports
Published: 4/8/2012 4:37 AM
Last Modified: 4/8/2012 4:51 AM



Two men have been arrested in the Friday morning shootings that left three dead and two injured in north Tulsa, the Tulsa Police Department announced in a press release early Sunday.


Jake England, 19, and Alvin Watts, 32, were arrested at 1:47 a.m., almost exactly 48 hours after a series of shootings left three people dead and two hospitalized.

More details about the suspects were not immediately available.

Police indicated they would be charged with three counts of murder and two counts of shooting with intent to kill.

The victims were identified as Dannaer Fields, 49, Bobby Clark, 54 and William Allen, 31. They died in north Tulsa early Friday after being shot in separate incidents. Two others were shot and have been hospitalized.

The arrests came less than 12 hours after authorities formed a task force called Operation Random Shooter, which consisted of 30 investigators with several local and state agencies working to solve the shooting spree, Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan said during a Saturday afternoon press conference

Read more: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=297&articleid=20120408_297_0_Tomnhv525414

1940 Census Video by the National Archives - very fascinating!



Search for records here: http://1940census.archives.gov/

Military Board Says Marine Who Criticized President Obama Should Be Dismissed

Source: NYT

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — A Marine who criticized President Barack Obama on his Facebook page has committed misconduct and should be dismissed, a military board recommended late Thursday.

The Marine Corps administrative board made the decision after a daylong hearing at Camp Pendleton for Sgt. Gary Stein.

The board also recommended that Stein be given an other-then-honorable discharge. That would mean Stein would lose his benefits and would not be allowed on any military base.

The board's recommendations go to a general who will either accept or deny them. If the general disagrees with the board, the case could go to the secretary of the Navy.

Stein's lawyers argued that the 9-year Marine, whose service was to end in four months, was expressing his personal views and exercising his First Amendment rights.

"We're truly surprised and disappointed but it was an honor to fight for a hero like Sgt. Stein and every other Marine's right to speak freely," Stein's defense attorney Marine Capt. Jame Baehr said."
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Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/04/06/business/ap-us-marine-free-speech.html?_r=1&smid=tw-nytimes&seid=auto

Ferdinand Porsche, sports car designer, dies

Source: MSNBC.com

By The Associated Press

FRANKFURT, Germany — He designed Porsche's classic 911 sports car — the sleek model that evokes power, wealth and envy among aficionados — cementing his grandfather's name into the modern psyche

Ferdinand Alexander Porsche died Thursday in Salzburg, Austria at age 76, Porsche AG said. No cause was provided.

Porsche, known as F.A. to his colleagues, was head of the Porsche design studio in the early 1960s when the company developed the 911 model that remains its brand-defining product. The car, now in its seventh version, remains recognizably the same vehicle, with its sloping roofline, long, low hood and prominent headlights.

"The creator of the Porsche 911 has founded a culture of design in our company that distinguishes our sports cars even today," Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller said.

Porsche was the son of former Porsche Chairman Ferry Porsche, who died in 1998, and the grandson of Ferdinand Porsche, who started the company as a design and engineering firm in the 1930s.
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Read more: http://bottomline.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/05/11038136-ferdinand-porsche-sports-car-designer-dies?lite?ocid=twitter



Thanks for the incredible cars, Herr Porsche!

My 928

Jim Marshall, guitar amp maker and "Father of the Loud" dead at 88

http://www.metalhammer.co.uk/news/jim-marshall-founder-of-marshall-amps-passes-away-aged-88/

Marshall Amps have today announced that founder and legendary innovator Jim Marshall has passed away aged 88. Metal Hammer would like to join the music industry, artists and fans around the world in paying tribute to a man that truly helped shaped our world and was a defining influence on music itself over the past 50 years.

The Marshall website has released the following statement:

“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved founder and leader for the past 50 years, Jim Marshall. While mourning the Guv’nor though, we also salute a legendary man who led a full and truly remarkable life.

Jim’s ascent into the history books as ‘the Father of Loud’ and the man responsible for ‘the Sound of Rock’ is a true rags-to-riches tale. Cruelly robbed of his youth by tubercular bones, Jim rose to become one of the four forefathers responsible for creating the tools that allowed rock guitar as we know and love it today to be born. The ground breaking quartet also includes the late, great trio of Leo Fender, Les Paul and Seth Lover – together with Jim, they truly are the cornerstones of all things rock.

In addition to the creation of the amps chosen by countless guitar heroes and game changing bands, Jim was also an incredibly humble and generous man who, over the past several decades, has quietly donated many millions of pounds to worthy causes
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Cross gently, Jim and THANK YOU for those incredible amps!!!

Someone at Mediaite.com has a sense of humor?



SacBee cartoonist Rex Babin dies

http://www.sacbee.com/2012/03/30/4379245/rex-babin-sacramento-bee-editorial.html#storylink=omni_popular

Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist Rex Babin, whose piercing pen skewered presidents, governors and self-important legislators, died today at his home after a long battle with cancer. He was 49.

Babin's favorite cartoons were often his most poignant. After the attacks on the World Trade Towers in 2001, he drew Libertas slumped and weeping with her head in her hands.

After Chesley Burnett "Sully" Sullenberger III landed US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River, Babin imagined the passengers standing on the wings with the hands of God reaching down to keep the jet from sinking.

Babin continued drawing until recently, offering a classic Babinesque cartoon lampooning California Fish and Game Commission Chairman Daniel Richards, as animal rights activists and legislators demanded he step down after he posed in a photo holding a magnificent mountain lion he had shot. In the panel Richards' head, a confused expression on his face, is mounted as a trophy, next to the heads of a bear and a lion.

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson issued a statement saying the city has lost "a unique and vibrant voice."
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Nazi camp guard Demjanjuk dies

Source: the Beeb

John Demjanjuk, who was found guilty for his role as a guard at a Nazi death camp in World War II, has died aged 91, German police say.

He had been sentenced in May 2011 by a German court to five years in prison, but was released pending an appeal.

He died at a home for the elderly.

The court said Demjanjuk, 91, was a guard at Sobibor camp in Nazi-occupied Poland in 1943. He denied this, saying he was a prisoner of war and a victim too.

An estimated 250,000 people died in the gas chambers at Sobibor. Demjanjuk was convicted of being an accessory to the murder of the 28,060 people who were killed there while he was a guard.

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Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17414127



Buh bye, Nazi scum...

CNN Breaking. 6.8 Mag Earthquake off Honshu, Japan

USGS Link: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0008gs0.php

Here's an ABC News Link:
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/strong-earthquake-shakes-northern-japan-15916651

A strong earthquake shook northern Japan on Wednesday evening, and a small tsunami was forecast for part of its Pacific coast.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said the tremor was 6.8 magnitude. A tsunami of about a half-meter was forecast for Hokkaido island's central and eastern Pacific coast, and for Aomori and Iwate prefectures.

Iwate prefecture, or state, was heavily damaged by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Thousands of aftershocks have shaken the region since then, nearly all of them of minor or moderate strength.

The epicenter was about 146 miles (235 kilometers) south of Kushiro, Japan, on Hokkaido island. It was a relatively shallow 16 miles (26 kilometers) below the ocean floor.

One thing I love about the Hayes/Harris-Perry 4 hour block...

It's 4 straight hours of ANALYSIS, not IDEOLOGY. Every other Sunday show has politicians on and are chock fill o' ideology. Hayes/Harris-Perry has college professors on and policy wonks.

It's the BEST thing about the weekends now (at least for me).
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