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Daily Archives: July 6, 2014

WWII actual footage of the Memphis Belle and other B17 bomber crews in combat

The first mission flown in filming, ironically, was not aboard the Memphis Belle, but aboard the B-17 Jersey Bounce on a February 26, 1943, mission to Wilhelmshaven, Germany. (The Memphis Belle was being repaired after severe battle damage incurred on February 16.) The mission experienced heavy German fighter attacks and two of the 91st group’s B-17s were shot down. Despite the hazards, Wyler filmed at least six more combat missions with Morgan’s crew, not all of them aboard the Memphis Belle, using a set-up that placed mounted cameras in the nose, tail, right waist, and radio hatch positions. The camera setup is documented in the photograph of the Bad Penny, which Morgan and Wyler flew on a mission to Antwerp on April 5, 1943.

EPA wants to regulate ponds, ditches and rainwater in low spots on farms; fear the bureaucrat!

The “Waters of the U.S.” proposed rule lets the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulate small ponds, ditches, rainwater flowing through low spots and isolated wet spots – the same as if they were a river or other navigable waterways.

This proposal will be a serious threat to farming and ranching, homebuilding, energy production and other land uses.

Jacky Lunagraj fled after killing Janelle Marie Oni on Rt. 1 in College Park; charged with DUI homicide

On July 5, 2014, at about 3:00 am, patrol officers were called to the 7300 block of Baltimore Avenue for the report of a hit-and-run involving a pedestrian. When they arrived, they found Oni in the roadway with critical injuries. She was pronounced dead on the scene.The preliminary investigation suggests Luangraj was heading northbound on Baltimore Avenue when he struck Oni as she tried to cross the street. Luangraj did not stay on the scene.

Trooper saves woman from Pit Bull; dog shot dead as he lunged for second attack

A Maryland state trooper arrived at a call in Queen Anne’s County today just in time to prevent a woman being attacked by a family dog from sustaining more serious injuries.

The victim is identified as Doris N. Airey, 64, of Centreville, Md. She was transported to the Queen Anne’s Emergency Medical Center for treatment.

Shortly after 8:00 a.m. today, TFC Robert Isabelle, of the Centreville Barrack, was dispatched to a disturbance call near Centreville. When he arrived at the front door, he could see and hear two dogs fighting inside the residence. He observed the victim trying to break up the fight between the dogs. The trooper could see the aggressor dog, a full-grown pit bull mix, had already bitten the victim.