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Yukari Mihamae Is My New Hero

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

Who is Yukari Mihamae? She is a woman who is so frustrated with the TSAs obsessive groping of airline passengers that she decided to make a statement. In short, she is just like you and me. And apparently, Yukari is a proponent of “An eye for an eye.” A Colorado woman is accused of putting [...]

Derek Jeter Earns His 3,000th Hit

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

Full disclosure: I’m Philly-born and bred, but I love the Yankees. I especially love Derek Jeter, who, with Cal Ripken, Jr., are my baseball heroes, and I have been privileged to see them both play in their home stadiums. Jeter, like Ripken, is an extremely talented player who has always carried himself with class. It’s [...]

Johnnie Patterson, Sr. Is An Exceptional Man

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

I truly hope this story gets a lot of airplay. Johnnie Patterson Sr., 61, joined the Police Department in 1999, two years after his son, Johnnie Patterson Jr., was shot and killed in pursuit of Walter Steven Norris after a traffic stop in southwest Winter Haven. Johnnie Patterson Sr. was with his son on a [...]

Mietek Pemper Dies At 91

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

Who is Mietek Pemper? He was the fearless man who typed Oskar Schindler’s list; a list that helped save over 1,000 Jews during World War II. The man who typed up Oskar Schindler’s list that helped save 1,200 Jews from the Nazis, Mietek Pemper, has died in Germany aged 91. Pemper died Tuesday in Augsburg, [...]

Major Richard “Dick” Winters, 1918-2011

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Longtime readers of SYLG know that Dick Winters is a personal hero of mine, and I wanted nothing more in life than to meet him in person. Sadly, that will never happen, as we lost Major Winters on January 2nd. He requested a private, unannounced funeral service, which took place on Saturday. He was 92 [...]

Senator Maria Cantwell Dishonors Fallen Soldier

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

Sergeant Sean Collins, a member of the 101st Airborne Division, was killed in Afghanistan on December 12th. His family received several cards and letters of condolence; wishes that were much appreciated. However, the family was mortified after receiving a letter from Senator Maria Cantwell’s office. One slight came in a letter of condolences the family [...]

America Loses A World War II Icon

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

Geraldine Hoff Doyle, the inspiration for famous “We Can Do It!” poster, has died. Geraldine Hoff Doyle, a World War II factory worker whose bandana-wearing image in a wire-service photo is said to have been the model for the woman depicted in the 1942 “We Can Do It!” poster, has died. She was 86. The [...]

Mayor Cory Booker: The Anti-Bloomberg

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

While most of the country is focused upon the ineptitude that is New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a little-known mayor from New Jersey is single-handedly addressing the snow removal problem with a Twitter account and a shovel. If you’re a mayor of a northeastern U.S. city, you probably despise Cory Booker right now, because [...]

A Great Idea To Honor A Great Man

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

I saw this story over at Ace and needed to post it a.s.a.p. For those not in the know, Major Dick Winters is my personal idol. I wanted nothing more than to meet him in person. Now, the Pennsylvania native of Band of Brothers fame is ill. A Pennsylvania boy is now trying to raise [...]

NBC Cancels “Heroes”

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

I’d like to yell, “DAMMIT!,” but this was a long time coming. After four seasons on NBC, Heroes has been canceled, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The super-series averaged less than 5 million viewers in its latest season. The network had considered giving the Tim Kring-produced drama a few more episodes to wrap up story [...]

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