June 24, 2016
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Salem-News.com (Jun-14-2016 01:15)
Aborted Nuclear Mission and MurderRobert O'Dowd Salem-News.com
Arrow Air 1285 blown-up to prevent public disclosure of an aborted nuclear attack on Iraqi nuclear facility.
(GANDER, Newfoundland) -
A US Army Special Forces mission to use nuclear backpacks to blowup an Iraqi nuclear research facility in 1985 led to the death of hundreds of 101st Airborne troops returning from a six-month tour with the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in the Sinai when the aircraft was deliberately destroyed in Gander, Newfoundland, with the loss of 248 Army personnel and six crew members.
Salem-News.com (May-26-2016 16:20)
Still Wavy after All These Years
Michael Donnelly, Special to Salem-News.com
"He got a fast horse. Comanche warriors made sure he got their best. Hoofbeats thunder through the Time Ripple, cracking open the curtains that divide the spirit worlds, casting sparks back our way. Let's gather them up and build fires." --- Greta Montagne
(SALEM, Ore.) -
There’s a reason John Trudell is in the Counterculture Hall of Fame. Several reasons.
The great Santee Sioux poet/philosopher/warrior passed December 8, 2015 after a long bout with cancer. He was at peace, surrounded by family and friends; many had tirelessly helped care for John thru this transition. He lived a magnificent life. He was 69.
Gordon Lightfoot said this song is his most significant contribution to music.
(SALEM, Ore.) -
40 years ago, on November 10, 1975, the Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior. This two score anniversary commemorates the ship, an ore carrier, which went down in a November storm, taking all 29 crew members to their graves.
Most of us (outside the area) know about the tragedy because of one thing: the song.
The powerhouse was designed by Ellis Lawrence, founder of the UO school of architecture.
(LANE COUNTY, Ore.) -
The Leaburg Hydroelectric Project Historic District in Lane County is among Oregon's latest entries in the National Register of Historic Places.
The Leaburg Hydroelectric Project was put into service in January 1930 and continues to generate electric power as part of the Eugene Water & Electric Board system, a municipally owned utility located in Lane County, Oregon.
Restore Habitat, Restore Birds on the Oregon Coast
(NEWPORT, Ore.) -
On Saturday, May 9, Lincoln County will celebrate “Restore Habitat, Restore Birds” as part of International Migratory Bird Day.
International Migratory Bird Day is a global campaign to inspire people of all ages to get outdoors, learn about birds, and take part in their conservation.
RPP message commemorating the horrific events of 100+days in 1994 when 500,000–1 million Rwandans were killed.
Fellow Rwandans, today, the seventh of April, is the twenty-first anniversary of the most horrific systematic genocide of modern times.
The terror, agony and suffering our people faced during that, time was immeasurable. We gather here to mourn today for every drop of innocent blood that shed, every life that was lost and every family that wept.