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Archive for February 2007

02/28 Wednesday Hero

February 28, 2007

Wednesday Hero will on top of all other posts today.To see other postings today, scroll down. This Weeks Soldier Was Requested By Echo9er Sgt. Maj. Brent “The Rock” JurgersenHeadquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 4th U.S. Cavalry, 1st Infantry DivisionActive Duty Not even two near-death encounters deterred Sgt. Maj. Brent Jurgerson’s passion and eagerness to serve his […]

02/25 Hockey Notes

February 25, 2007

Penguins in…? No one knows. They have no where to play—in Pittsburgh or Kansas City. (…but, they are selling tickets in Pittsburgh…) Looking at the trends (see Last 10 in the ESPN standings) Philly could pass LA and get out of the basement. Of course, Chicago, Columbus, Phoenix and even Washington could let them slip […]

02/24 Morning Report

February 24, 2007

The North Koreans seem to be continuing their course for settlement of nuclear issues. Earlier this month, they agreed to close their reactor in exchange for fuel aid. Now, they are welcoming inviting the UN nuclear chief Mohamed ElBaradei to talk some more. ElBaradei said “he hoped to discuss the suspension of North Korea’s nuclear […]

02/22 Morning Report

February 22, 2007

In a surprise move, Wednesday, the NY Times reported that Tougher Tactics Deter Migrants at U.S. Border. Among other stunning items in the article, they note that Border Patrol commanders can only attribute the drop off in illegal immigrants to stricter enforcement! On the other hand, maybe it’s not such a change of heart. After […]

02/21 Wednesday Hero

February 21, 2007

Staff Sgt. Kara Opperman332nd Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron Staff Sgt. Kara Opperman performs a quality control check Feb. 13 on fuel coming out of a fill stand at Balad Air Base, Iraq. Sergeant Opperman ensures the fuel is safe and meets Air Force specifications before it is used for aircraft and equipment. These brave men […]

02/19 Hockey Notes

February 19, 2007

Good news for the Rangers. Shanahan is OK. Being taken out of a game, on a back board, with a neck brace, was not an encouraging sign for team’s leading goal scorer (28). But, an hour later, he was released from the hospital. He even made a locker room appearance prior to today’s game!(…now that’s […]

02/16 Morning Report

February 16, 2007

I’ve been really busy with some school projects and tax season at the brokerage. So, I’m doing a little catch up on the news. Did you have any idea how fragmented the Democrats really are over Iraq? The Ft. Worth Star Telegram reported on Saturday, February 10 that: In the House, Rep. Dennis Kucinich of […]

02/15 Morning Report

February 15, 2007

Here was a really odd news story. Do you think we have highway congestion problems in the states? Well, the British government thought of a way to deal with it. How about a $2 per mile congestion tax? No lie. This was actually proposed in Britain. The cost to motorists—combined with satellite tracking to ensure […]


February 15, 2007

…as it’s never been explained before… In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth and populated the Earth with broccoli, cauliflower and spinach, green and yellow and red vegetables of all kinds, so Man and Woman would live long and healthy lives. Then using God’s great gifts, Satan created Ben and Jerry’s Ice […]

02/14 Wednesday Hero

February 14, 2007

Wednesday Hero will on top of all other posts today.To see other postings today, scroll down. Ellicia Stanley & her husband SPC Reid Stanley I received and email from Wednesday Hero Blogroll member Mary Ann in which she suggested that I profile the spouse of a soldier. Seeing as I’d profiled one such spouse in […]