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It was a BUS crash


Seven killed in Arizona tourist bush crash

The only bush crash that’s happened lately in the U.S. is by George W.


Quite a few readers noticed this one. We corrected: GBU Editor

Officials work the scene at tour bus accident that left seven Chinese tourists dead on US-93 near Dolan Springs, Arizona January 30, 2009. REUTERS/Richard Brian/Henderson Home News

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Poignant photo


As a regular newspaper reader I have viewed thousands of photos, digital records of the world’s curiosities, joyful moments, trials and tragedies. Most leave no lasting impression.

However, this weekend a photograph that appeared in The Vancouver Sun touched me in a way that lingers even now. I am referring to the photograph capturing the incalculable grief of a father on the heels of the knife attack at a daycare in Belgium. Rarely have I seen a photo that so deeply and poignantly captures the horror, bewilderment, confusion and grief on the heels of a human tragedy.

Fire evacuation numbers


Fire forces evacuation of 11,000 homes in Colorado

BOULDER, Colo. (Reuters) – Three windblown wildfires have destroyed at least two structures, jumped a major road and forced the evacuation of 11,000 homes outside Boulder, Colorado, fire authorities said on Wednesday.

Your story contains a major error: 11,000 homes WERE NOT evacuated. That is the number of homes that were alerted to the fire through the reverse-911 system.

Ports still at risk…


Three years after Katrina, Gulf ports at risk

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gustav-200.jpgPORT FOURCHON, Louisiana (Reuters) – The drive south from New Orleans toward the Gulf of Mexico is a study in coastal vulnerability.

As the road winds through marshes and skirts bayous, dry land grows sparser by the mile.

Titanic sinking…


Titanic life jacket sells for $68,500

titanic-200.jpgThe liner sank during its maiden voyage from the British port of Southampton to New York when it hit an iceberg, causing some 1,500 people to die.

Titanic successfully completed it’s maiden Voyage from England to New York. It sank on the return trip.

And then what happened?



A Kosovo Albanian man in the Kosovo town of Stimlje, south of the capital Pristina, tries to rescue his horse after it veered off the road and fell into a river March 26, 2008.  REUTERS/Hazir Reka

The picture of the horse that the Kosovo Albanian man was trying to rescue from the river in the town Stimlje – Did the horse make it? It would have been nice to know.