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Coast Guard aids cruise ship passenger - Press of Atlantic City
Sunday, May 09, 2010 - 11:50 AM - 4 years, 12 months ago   - Coast Guard  - Google Coast Guard

100508-G-9767K-162 Town unveils statue of first African-American Life Saving Service station keeper
Sunday, May 09, 2010 - 11:50 AM - 4 years, 12 months ago   - Coast Guard  - Photography
MANTEO, N.C. - The Manteo commissioner, youth from the community, the statue's creator and an ancestor of a rescuer at Pea Island unveil a bronze statue of Richard Etheridge Saturday, May 8, 2010. The town of Manteo honored the life saver and civil rights hero with the statue on Roanoke Island. Etheridge was born into slavery on Roanoke Island in 1842 and went on to become the first African-American in charge of a U.S. Life-Saving Service rescue station. He was in charge of the Pea Island station from 1880 to 1900. The keynote speaker for the unveiling, Daniel Gardiner, shared the impact Etheridge's work made on his life. Gardiner's uncle and grandparents were among nine people pulled from the wreck of the sailing ship E.S. Newman by the men of the Pea Island rescue station in 1896. "God bless Richard Etheridge," said Gardiner. "You can see that the appreciation for Richard Etheridge and the Pea Island life savers lives on and actually gets stronger every time I come down here." The bronze statue was crafted by Stephen H. Smith over the course of 10 months. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Kendrick)

100508-G-9767K-161 Town unveils statue of first African-American Life Saving Service station keeper
Sunday, May 09, 2010 - 11:48 AM - 4 years, 12 months ago   - Coast Guard  - Photography
MANTEO, N.C. - The Manteo commissioner, youth from the community, the statue's creator and an ancestor of a rescuer at Pea Island unveil a bronze statue of Richard Etheridge Saturday, May 8, 2010. The town of Manteo honored the life saver and civil rights hero with the statue on Roanoke Island. Etheridge was born into slavery on Roanoke Island in 1842 and went on to become the first African-American in charge of a U.S. Life-Saving Service rescue station. He was in charge of the Pea Island station from 1880 to 1900. The keynote speaker for the unveiling, Daniel Gardiner, shared the impact Etheridge's work made on his life. Gardiner's uncle and grandparents were among nine people pulled from the wreck of the sailing ship E.S. Newman by the men of the Pea Island rescue station in 1896. "God bless Richard Etheridge," said Gardiner. "You can see that the appreciation for Richard Etheridge and the Pea Island life savers lives on and actually gets stronger every time I come down here." The bronze statue was crafted by Stephen H. Smith over the course of 10 months. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Kendrick)

100508-G-9767K-169 Town unveils statue of first African-American Life Saving Service station keeper
Sunday, May 09, 2010 - 11:47 AM - 4 years, 12 months ago   - Coast Guard  - Photography
MANTEO, N.C. - The Manteo commissioner, youth from the community, the statue's creator and an ancestor of a rescuer at Pea Island unveil a bronze statue of Richard Etheridge Saturday, May 8, 2010. The town of Manteo honored the life saver and civil rights hero with the statue on Roanoke Island. Etheridge was born into slavery on Roanoke Island in 1842 and went on to become the first African-American in charge of a U.S. Life-Saving Service rescue station. He was in charge of the Pea Island station from 1880 to 1900. The keynote speaker for the unveiling, Daniel Gardiner, shared the impact Etheridge's work made on his life. Gardiner's uncle and grandparents were among nine people pulled from the wreck of the sailing ship E.S. Newman by the men of the Pea Island rescue station in 1896. "God bless Richard Ethridge," said Gardiner. "You can see that the appreciation for Richard Etheridge and the Pea Island life savers lives on and actually gets stronger every time I come down here." The bronze statue was crafted by Stephen H. Smith over the course of 10 months. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Kendrick)

100508-G-9767K-183 Town unveils statue of first African-American Life Saving Service station keeper
Sunday, May 09, 2010 - 11:46 AM - 4 years, 12 months ago   - Coast Guard  - Photography
MANTEO, N.C. - The town of Manteo honored life saver and civil rights hero Richard Etheridge with a bronze statue which was unveiled Saturday on Roanoke Island. Etheridge was born into slavery on Roanoke Island in 1842 and went on to become the first African-American in charge of a U.S. Life-Saving Service rescue station. He was in charge of the Pea Island station from 1880 to 1900. The keynote speaker for the unveiling, Daniel Gardiner, shared the impact Etheridge's work made on his life. Gardiner's uncle and grandparents were among nine people pulled from the wreck of the sailing ship E.S. Newman by the men of the Pea Island rescue station in 1896. "God bless Richard Etheridge," said Gardiner. "You can see that the appreciation for Richard Etheridge and the Pea Island life savers lives on and actually gets stronger every time I come down here." The bronze statue was crafted by Stephen H. Smith over the course of 10 months. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Kendrick)

Times Square bombing: Sign of desperation from Pakistan Taliban? (The Christian Science Monitor)
Sunday, May 09, 2010 - 11:38 AM - 4 years, 12 months ago   - Terrorism  - Yahoo Terrorism
The Christian Science Monitor - The Obama administration confirmed the speculation that alleged Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad is linked to the Pakistan Taliban, with two officials saying Sunday that the terrorist group was behind the attack.

Iraq war vet gets prestige honor - WIVB
Sunday, May 09, 2010 - 11:34 AM - 4 years, 12 months ago   - Iraq  - Google Iraq

Holder: Miranda may need changes for terrorists (AP)
Sunday, May 09, 2010 - 11:22 AM - 4 years, 12 months ago   - Terrorism  - Yahoo Terrorism

AP - In the wake of the Times Square bombing plot, the Obama administration said on Sunday it wants to work with Congress on possible limitations of the constitutional rights afforded terrorism suspects — even for American citizens.


Coast Guard rescues two sailors after boat overturns in bay off Mathews County
Sunday, May 09, 2010 - 11:19 AM - 4 years, 12 months ago   - Coast Guard  - Yahoo Coast Guard
— Two sailors were pulled by the Coast Guard from Mobjack Bay Sunday after their homemade day-sailor overturned in high winds.

A military parade in central Moscow to mark victory over Nazi Germany - euronews
Sunday, May 09, 2010 - 11:16 AM - 4 years, 12 months ago   - General  - Google General

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