February 3, 1991 |
For most college-bound high school seniors, the last few months of the school year are a time of nervous waiting - waiting to find out what university sweat shirt they will don come August. But some Bucks County students who have been nominated to one or several military academies by U.S. Rep. Peter Kostmayer are especially anxious to find out their fate. They want to serve their country, and the war in the Persian Gulf has fueled their desire. "It's made me pursue this even more," said Timothy Komada, a senior at Holy Ghost Preparatory School in Holland and nominee for the Air Force and Naval Academies as well as West Point.
May 19, 2010
School district officials said these 15 administrators are not certified to run their schools. However, the district said, all 15 have taken steps to get their paperwork up to date. They are: Joe Dixon, Birney Elementary School Willie Fisher, Barry Elemen-tary Timothy Stults, University City High Kevin Parson, Clymer Elementary Schnee Grayson, Parkway West High Reginald Fisher, Frankford High Ignace Wolf, Wilson Middle School Angela Edwards, McMichael Elementary Saliya Cruz, West Philadelphia High Aaron Starke, Huey Elemen-tary Ron Reilly, Willard Elementary Beverly Wallace, Lincoln High Marilyn Quarterman, Ellwood Elementary Lynda Benhaim, Military Academy at Leeds Ximena Carreno, Munoz-Marin Elementary
March 8, 2013 |
CARACAS, Venezuela - Hugo Chavez's body will be preserved and forever displayed inside a glass tomb at a military museum not far from the presidential palace from which he ruled for 14 years, his successor announced Thursday. Vice President Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela's acting head of state, said Chavez would first lie in state for "at least" another seven days at the military academy where he was brought Wednesday. A state funeral will be held Friday attended by 33 heads of government, including Cuban President Raul Castro and Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
May 13, 1993 |
Katie Stonelake, 18, has wanted to be an aviator since she began drawing pictures of planes in fourth grade. She has flown with relatives who are pilots, listened to the stories of combat pilots, and in her junior year at Cardinal O'Hara High School, applied to the U.S. Naval Academy in hopes of becoming a Navy pilot. "I realize that women's opportunities to fly in the Navy are limited at the present time," Stonelake wrote in her application. "I am confident many of these restriction will be eliminated in the near future.
February 14, 2012
Gen. Mohammed Lamari, 73, who led Algeria's military during a decade of civil war that crushed the nation's Islamic rebel groups, died Monday. The Ministry of Defense said the cause of death was a heart attack. Gen. Lamari was one of the generals who overthrew Algeria's government in January 1992 to forestall what appeared would be an Islamist victory after the first round of a national election. He then served as a leader of the "eradicators" faction of Algeria's military, which opposed any reconciliation with the rebels.
March 12, 2013 |
CARACAS, Venezuela - Thousands of cheering, crying admirers accompanied President Hugo Chavez's handpicked successor Monday as he registered to be a candidate to replace the dead leader, while forcing the main opposition candidate to delay his entry into the race. The massive crowd thronged acting President Nicolas Maduro and blocked opposition candidate Henrique Capriles from registering for the April 14 vote by the 2 p.m. deadline. The Capriles campaign told the Associated Press that an aide registered for the candidate at the election commission later Monday afternoon.
June 30, 2002 |
My dad likes to stop at a scenic overlook near Route 9W in New York's Hudson Highlands. I get out and look with him. His gaze goes straight to the sprawl of stone buildings that make up the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Mine goes to the river beyond, a wide pewter swath cutting through the mountains. For my dad, it is West Point. For me, it will always be the Hudson. He doesn't get the romance that inspired the artists of the Hudson River School of Painting, as well as writers such as Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, and William Cullen Bryant.
March 7, 2013 |
CARACAS, Venezuela - By the hundreds of thousands, Hugo Chavez's tearful supporters carried their dead president through streets still plastered with his smiling image, an epic farewell to a larger-than-life leader remembered simply as "our commander. " Generations of Venezuelans, many dressed in the red of Chavez's socialist party, filled Caracas' streets Wednesday to remember the man who dominated their country for 14 years before succumbing to cancer. Chavez's flag-draped coffin floated over hundreds of thousands of supporters as it made its way atop an open hearse on a seven-hour journey to a military academy in the capital, where it will lie in state.
September 29, 2012 |
As a youth player with the Philadelphia Fusion, at the Philadelphia Union's academy team, and for Strath Haven High School, Thomas Shiiba knew college was the next step and soccer would get him there. He wasn't thinking about a military academy, and still didn't think too much of it when he heard from Navy. Gradually, the idea grew on him, and this weekend it takes him back home. While in high school, Shiiba got to play one soccer game at PPL Park, against Everton's reserve team when the English Premier League team came to play the Union.
March 23, 2003
Women in the Air Force know that if captured in combat, they could face rape and mental anguish. They shouldn't have the same fear at their own military academy. Prompted by media reports, the Air Force has acknowledged 56 investigations of sexual assault in the last 10 years at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, and "probably another 100 that we've not seen," says Secretary of the Air Force James Roche. This revelation dwarfs the Navy's appalling Tailhook scandal, in which drunken Navy and Marine pilots groped women in a gauntlet during a 1991 convention in Las Vegas.