STAFF BLOG OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Today's Other Major Holiday
Today is King Turkey Day, and the people of Worthington will unite to celebrate the sprinting prowess of our elite racing turkey, Paycheck, and this is as it should be.
However, most of us will comple... Posted on 9/19/09 at 12:00 AM
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Any attempt to rescue a Danish family captured by pirates in the Indian Ocean will result their deaths — just like the four American sailors slain by their captors last week, a Somali pirate warned Tuesday.
MOGADISHU, Somalia — A warship is shadowing a yacht with four Americans on board that was hijacked by Somali pirates, a pirate said Sunday, as the vessel was reported to be moving closer to the Somali coast.
By Abdi Guled, The Associated Press
, February 21, 2011
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A British couple kidnapped off their private yacht by Somali pirates more than a year ago were set free Sunday, ending one of the most drawn-out and dramatic hostage situations since the rash of piracy began off East Africa.
It’s a feeling long past due for Kidder County boys’ basketball coach Paul Olson, but the wait is finally over.
The Pirates, for the first time since 1991, have extended their season to the state’s big dance in Minot. Olson was part of the 1991 fourth-place finishing Kidder County team — then referred to as Steele-Dawson — as an assistant, but this marks the first time the Pirates advanced to the state tournament under Olson as a head coach.
Raising the bar is a classic cliché in sports, but sometimes there’s just no other way to put it.
Take, for example, the model of success the Kidder County Lady Pirates have managed to string together.
The Seattle Mariners acquired shortstop Jack Wilson and pitcher Ian Snell from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday for shortstop Ronny Cedeno, Triple-A catcher Jeff Clement and three minor league pitchers.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates are discussing contract extensions with shortstop Jack Wilson and NL All-Star second baseman Freddy Sanchez, although no signing appears imminent and either or both could be traded before the season ends.
Critics of President Barack Obama will find some excuse to censure him over the rescue from pirates of an American sea captain. In fact, until the events on Easter Sunday in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Somalia, the president was being savaged on right-wing radio for failing to act. But he had acted by giving his Navy commanders on the scene the go-ahead to do what was necessary to rescue Capt. Richard Phillips, who, the officers concluded Sunday, was in “imminent danger.”
NATO forces rescued 20 fishermen from pirates who launched the latest attack in the Gulf of Aden on Saturday, but let the Somali hijackers go because they had no authority to arrest them.
The release underscored the difficulties of stopping the skyrocketing piracy scourge in the Horn of Africa, where sea bandits also seized a Belgian-flagged ship carrying 10 foreign crew near the Seychelles islands and started hauling it toward Somalia.
By Todd Pitman and Katharine Houreld, The Associated Press
, April 20, 2009
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