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Ernesto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:02 PM
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Body found in Sierra Nevada glacier believed to be WWII airman
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Park rangers were working with military officials Wednesday in a remote Sierra Nevada glacier to excavate a body believed to be that of an airman who crashed in 1942.
Two unidentified climbers spotted the frozen head, shoulder and arm of body that is 80 percent encased in ice while climbing the glacier on the 13,710-foot Mount Mendel in Kings Canyon National Park, said park spokeswoman Alex Picavet.


http://www.sacbee.com/state_wire/story/13737466p-145794...
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:03 PM
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Ernesto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:11 PM
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3. Welcome aboard the DU Pedersoli!
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Flirtus Donating Member (500 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:03 PM
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2. Global warming mentioned? n/t
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Ernesto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:12 PM
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5. And as for you, Flirtus................. Another Welcome!
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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:14 PM
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7. Even without Global Warming they'd eventually come out
Glaciers move and everything in them moves.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:12 PM
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4. Bill Frist is on C-SPAN right now demanding to re-insert his feeding tube
Frist says that in his medical opinion, the airman isn't really frozen. He's just a little chilled.

In fact, when you look at the tape of the park ranger holding a lantern next to the head, you can see some tears flowing from the supposedly "frozen" eyes.
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Flirtus Donating Member (500 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:51 PM
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9. Laughing out LOUD
thanks
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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:13 PM
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6. Mt Rainier has 65 bodies somewhere in its Glaciers
They'll be emerging over the next several decades - bizarre.

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/ghostsofrainier/rain.shtm...
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Sequoia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:45 PM
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8. Cool. Or maybe hundreds of years from now.
Maybe even thousands. Well, maybe not with global warming.
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:25 PM
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10. Another of the Greatest Generation may receive his rest, at last.
The men and women who gave their lives, sacrificed their health and committed themselves to fighting fascism are the reason we are a free people today.
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