Archive for the ‘Misc.’ Category

June 29th, 2022 - 6:53 pm § in Misc.

There’s a 1955 arrest warrant for Emmett Till woman

There was always an arrest warrant for Carolyn Bryant Donham for her role in the 14-year-old Chicago black boy’s lynching. It’s been sitting in a Mississippi courthouse since August 1955. “The arrest warrant against Donham was publicized at the time, but the Leflore county sheriff [...]

June 29th, 2022 - 3:38 pm § in Misc.

Hershel “Woody” Williams dies

Hershel Woodrow Williams, 98, the last World War 2 Medal of Honor recipient, died Wednesday, June 29, 2022 (read story here). During the Battle of Iwo Jima, Williams used a flamethrower to destroy a series of Japanese pillboxes stalling the American advance off the landing beaches, covered only by r[...]

June 24th, 2022 - 11:36 am § in Business, Misc.

Will Jody Allen sell the Seahawks?

Buying the team was her idea in the first place. The Microsoft entrepreneur bought the team for $197 million; it’s now worth billions, and his foundation, which she controls, might direct the money elsewhere. Rumors are flying. Read story here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

June 23rd, 2022 - 11:07 pm § in Misc.

Scotland’s sordid history of executing witches

Scotland was a bad place to be an accused witch in the 16th and 17th centuries. That country killed five times as many people accused of witchcraft as any other place in Europe, according to a Scottish group seeking posthumous pardons for the victims of Scottish witch hunts. Between 1563 and 1706, a[...]

June 21st, 2022 - 8:25 pm § in Misc.

GOP attorney general who killed a man and reported hitting a deer is removed from office

Jason Ravnsborg, South Dakota’s attorney general since 2019, and impeached by the GOP-controlled legislature on April 12, 2022 (details here), was removed from office by the state senate on June 21, 2022 (see story here). It’s a rare example of Republicans holding a member of their own p[...]

June 21st, 2022 - 12:42 pm § in Misc.

Facts about Juneteenth

“Juneteenth” is a new federal holiday commemorating the issuance of General Order No. 3 on June 19, 1865, enforcing emancipation in Texas. Making this day a federal holiday passed the Senate unanimously, but 14 House members, all of them Republicans, voted against it. They are: Reps. Mo [...]

June 20th, 2022 - 8:56 pm § in Misc.

Airplane seating classes

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June 20th, 2022 - 2:29 pm § in Law and Courts, Misc.

Few things are more nauseating than crooks feeling sorry for themselves

Here’s an item from today’s CNN news: “Todd and Julie Chrisley are speaking out about the “very sad, heartbreaking time” for their family after they were convicted of¬†conspiracy to defraud banks of more than $30 million in loans.” (See story here.) The Chrisleys [...]

June 20th, 2022 - 1:49 pm § in Misc.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Flying fish

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June 19th, 2022 - 4:46 pm § in Misc.

Caribbean literary giant dies

George Lamming, 94, “a giant of post-colonial literature whose novels, essays and speeches influenced readers and peers in his native Barbados and around the world,” died on June 4. The government of Barbados confirmed his death on Sunday, June 19, 2022. (Read story here). Educated in Ba[...]