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The Decades - 1980s

Deadliest Commercial Airline Crashes In America's History

Deadliest Commercial Airline Crashes In America's History

Pictured above: A portion of the tail from the TWA plane at the Grand Canyon crash site in 1956/ Courtesy of the NPS

VAV!/March 24, 2015

Some of the worst commercial airline crashes in America involved terrorist activity. Of those crashes involved, four occurred on September 11, 2001 in rapid fire succession... a crash into New York's World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a rural Pennsylvania field, near the town of Shanksville; the 1988 downing of Pan Am Flight 103 in Lockerbie, Scotland.  There are many other crashes that involved problems associated with mid air collisions, mechanical/faulty issues, weather, pilot error, improper storage practices and a variety of other reasons that are blamed for loss of life.

Listed are America's commercial airline crashes where at least 100 people met their deaths in each incident.

June 30, 1956 – The  mid-air collision between United Airlines Flight 718, a DC-7 and TWA Flight 2, a Lockheed Constellation, over the Grand Canyon, killed all 128 aboard both aircraft; operating under Visual Flight Rules, the planes fail to see each other and collided; the Federal Aviation Administration was created in the aftermath.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 08 April 2015 20:43 )

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The Decades - 1980s

Bess Myerson - Years Ahead Of Her Time

Bess Myerson - Years Ahead Of Her Time

Pictured above: Bess Myerson, 1957

VAV!/January 5, 2015

Politician, actress, entertainer and Miss America 1945, Bess Myerson, died on December 14, 2014 at her home in Santa M...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 06 January 2015 06:58 )

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The Decades - 1980s

Hurricanes Throughout History

Hurricanes Throughout History

Pictured above: Mississippi Gulf Coast in august 1969 following Hurricane Camille. This scene of destruction was typical of the damage left by Hurricane Camille when it r...

Last Updated ( Monday, 01 September 2014 05:42 )

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The Decades - 1980s

Rolling Thunder

 Rolling Thunder

VAV/May 25, 2014

Memorial Day is a United States Federal holiday, celebrated on the last Monday in May.  This celebration recognizes the rights and costs of freedom, lib...

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The Decades - 1980s

Dipping Your Toes Into The Sand - Swim Wear Of Yesterday

Dipping Your Toes Into The Sand - Swim Wear  Of Yesterday

VAV!/July 5, 2014

Summer means excitement ahead, events, and adventure. For many, school is out, graduations are behind us,  glorious fun in the sun is before us, and...

Last Updated ( Friday, 17 April 2015 05:54 )

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Terminator Genisys

Pictured:  Scenes from Genisys/Arnold Schwarzenegger VAV!/August 2, 2015/Contributed by Star in her Eyes This summer, old franchises are being brought back with a vengeance. Earlier this summer dinosaurs came back to haunt our nightmares, and now the robots are back and they want the human race dead. Both a reboot and a continuation of the original Terminator story, Genisys, focuses on what happens when we change our own time lines and that dispels the myth of fate. In the future, humans are struggling in the War Against the Machines, but John Connor, armed with knowledge of the future, can finally turn the tide. But as always, plans go awry and Kyle Reese must travel to the past to save John's mother from the Terminator that has been sent to kill her. What Kyle finds isn't the world he expected because the past has been rewritten.

 

August 1 On This Day In US History

Pictured above: Ute Indian Camp, Garden of the Gods, Shan Kive/c1913/LOC. VAV!/August 1, 2015 1620 – The Speedwell brought pilgrims to America by way of England. 1774 – British scientist, Joseph Priestley, discovered oxygen gas. 1801 – The schooner, USS Enterprise, captured the Tripolitan polacca Tripoli off the coast of know known Libya. 1842 – The Lombard Street Riot erupted in Philadelphia, PA. 1873 - America's first cable streetcar went into operation on Clay Street Hill in San Francisco, CA. 1876 – Colorado was admitted as the 38th U.S. state.

 

August 1 On This Day In US History

Pictured above: Ute Indian Camp, Garden of the Gods, Shan Kive/c1913/LOC. VAV!/August 1, 2015 1620 – The Speedwell brought pilgrims to America by way of England. 1774 – British scientist, Joseph Priestley, discovered oxygen gas. 1801 – The schooner, USS Enterprise, captured the Tripolitan polacca Tripoli off the coast of know known Libya. 1842 – The Lombard Street Riot erupted in Philadelphia, PA. 1873 - America's first cable streetcar went into operation on Clay Street Hill in San Francisco, CA. 1876 – Colorado was admitted as the 38th U.S. state.

 

August 1 On This Day In US History

Pictured above: Ute Indian Camp, Garden of the Gods, Shan Kive/c1913/LOC. VAV!/August 1, 2015 1620 – The Speedwell brought pilgrims to America by way of England. 1774 – British scientist, Joseph Priestley, discovered oxygen gas. 1801 – The schooner, USS Enterprise, captured the Tripolitan polacca Tripoli off the coast of know known Libya. 1842 – The Lombard Street Riot erupted in Philadelphia, PA. 1873 - America's first cable streetcar went into operation on Clay Street Hill in San Francisco, CA. 1876 – Colorado was admitted as the 38th U.S. state.

 

BACON AND AVOCADO PASTA SALAD RECIPE

  VAV!/July 26, 2015/Contributed by Bobby of the Blog Chef During the summer a good macaroni salad recipe is the perfect side dish to serve with almost any type of dinner. This bacon and avocado pasta salad has a little different flavor than you would find in the average pasta salad. It gets most of this flavor because of the dressing. The dressing combines ingredients such as mayonnaise, thyme, lemon zest and lemon juice to create a rather unique flavor. This recipe does require a little bit of prep work but it is very easy to prepare. You can serve this as a side dish with grilled chicken or steak or even serve it as the main course. Enjoy. Adapted from damn delicious. 1/3 cup olive oil Cooking Instructions:Step 1: To prepare the dressing- in a food processor combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar and thyme. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Turn the blender on and add the olive oil in a slow stream until emulsified. Set aside.Step 2: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.Step 3: Heat a large skillet to medium high heat. Add the bacon and cook until brown and crisp (about 6-8 minutes). Drain on a plate lined with a paper towel.Step 4: In a large bowl combine the pasta, avocado, bacon, lemon-thyme dressing, and salt and pepper to taste. Serve right away and garnish with fresh thyme.(Makes 4 Servings)  

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