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  1. FORT DESOTO PARK, Florida -- Two boys were rescued from nearly drowning on Saturday. It happened at the North Beach at Fort Desoto Park. One boy ran into trouble when he tried to help his little brother to shore. Fortunately, a good samaritan and a lifeguard were there to help. Nine-year-old Julian Wiseman was swimming with his 5-year old brother, when the younger boy became tired and needed help. Julian held his little brother, but became fatigued and both boys drifted out of the designated swim area. That's when German tourist Christian Strausen realized they were in trouble and ran into
  2. A pilot who died when he crashed a small aircraft near Germany's parliament building in central Berlin had been questioned about the disappearance of his wife and was probably on a suicide mission, police said. Officials said they had definitively ruled out the possibility that Friday's crash onto a lawn between the Reichstag building and Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's office was in any way related to terrorism. "Before taking off, the pilot supposedly spoke of his intention to kill himself," Gerd Neubeck, Berlin's deputy police chief, told a news conference. "Everything points to a suicide.
  3. Published: Saturday, 23 July, 2005, 12:56 PM Doha Time BERLIN: German President Horst Koehler gave the green light on Thursday for a general election on September 18 which could usher in the country’s first woman leader. Koehler announced on national television that he had met the request from Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder to dissolve parliament and hold elections 12 months ahead of schedule. The president said that he agreed with Schroeder’s assessment that the chancellor no longer enjoyed a stable majority within his coalition of Social Democrats (SPD) and Greens. Koehler said that there
  4. The best wishes also from the slow German guy. Get well soon.
  5. My skin is like a map Of where my heart has been And I cant hide the marks Its not a negative thing So I let down my guard Drop my defences down by my clothes I'm learning to fall With no safety net to cushion the blow I bruise easily So be gentle when u handle me Theres a mark you leave Like a love heart carved on a tree I bruise easily Cant stratch the surface Without moving me underneath I bruise easily I bruise easily I found you fingerprints On a glass of wine Do you know you're leaving them All over this heart of mine too But if I never take this leap of faith I'll
  6. Is there anybody out there? Have you loved somebody Do you know what it’s feel like Is there anybody out there? Oh I feel so alone now Are you there to catch my freefallin To catch my freefallin Is there anybody out there Is there anybody out there Messin’ with my head With all the things he said Sitting here and asking Where did I go wrong Anybody there? Does anybody care The pain is killing me I gotta set you free I never want it that you Running back to me Anybody there? Does anybody care Is there anybody out there yeah yeah Is there anybody out t
  7. Everybody knows that I was such a fool to ever let go of you Baby I was wrong Yeah I know I said we'd be better off alone It was time that we moved on I know I broke your heart, I didn't mean to break your heart But baby here I am Banging on your front door My pride spilled on the floor My hands and knees are bruised and I'm crawling back to you Begging for a second chance Are you gonna let me in? I was running from the truth and now I'm crawling back to you I know you're in there and you can make me wait But I'm not gonna wait It's the least that I can do, just to tell you face
  8. Looking at your picture from when we first met You gave me a smile that I could never forget And nothing I could do could protect me from you that night Wrapped around your finger, always on my mind The days would blend 'cause we stayed up all night Yeah, you and I were everything, everything to me I just want you to know that I've been fighting to let you go Some days I make it through and then there's nights that never end I wish that I could believe that there's a day you'll come back to me But still I have to say I would do it all again Just want you to know All the doors are cl
  9. ShiningKnight


    Empty spaces fill me up with holes Distant faces with no place left to go Without you within me I can’t find no rest Where I’m going is anybody’s guess I’ve tried to go on like I never knew you I’m awake but my world is half asleep I pray for this heart to be unbroken But without you all I’m going to be is incomplete Voices tell me I should carry on But I am swimming in an ocean all alone Baby, my baby It’s written on your face You still wonder if we made a big mistake I’ve tried to go on like I never knew you I’m awake but my world is half asleep I pray for this heart to be unb
  10. Health Professionals: Ban smoking in public places Accra, May 31, GNA - Health professionals on Tuesday called on government and parliament to pass a legislation to ban smoking in public places in the country. The professionals said the non availability of any such law had paved the way for the youth to use the deadly product, tobacco everywhere in Ghana, especially at night clubs, fun fares, beaches, parties, restaurants and theatres. This was contained in a release issued at a meeting in Accra and read by Mr. Edward Ampoffu, Chairman of Public Health Committee of the Pharmaceutical Societ
  11. Happy Birthday, Brad! I won't forget - whereever you are and whatever you do now... unsure Phil
  12. Germany comes last in Eurovision song contest 23 May 2005 KIEV - Germany's representative Gracia came last in the 50th anniversary Eurovision 2005 Song Contest on Saturday, gaining only four points. Greek singer Helena Paparizou won with the tune 'My Number', a hot song-and-dance performance. Paparizou defeated golden-voiced Chiara from Malta, whose melodious ballad 'Angel' came in second in international viewer voting by SMS message. A total of 39 nations participated in the competition. Romania's Luminita Anghel placed third with a high-energy rock and kettle-drum number. Israel's
  13. 22.05.2005 Germany Last as Voters "Run and Hide" Germany's entry in the 50th Eurovision Song Contest finished last with four votes as Greece took the crown at the celebration of kitsch in Kiev on Saturday. Gracia's song "Run and Hide" had voters turning off. Germany's Eurovision Song Contest hopes were more than dashed on Saturday night; they were thrown to the floor and stamped on by every stiletto and Cuban heel on show at the 50th gala of kitsch in Kiev. Gracia Bauer, a former talent show also-ran who had courted controversy over her involvement in a chart-rigging scandal just weeks bef
  14. Shock move could usher in Germany's first woman chancellor 25.05.05 By Noah Barkin German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder appears headed for a showdown with conservative rival Angela Merkel after his shock decision to bring forward federal elections by a year. Schroeder’s office said he would seek a vote of confidence on July 1, the first legal step towards dissolving Parliament. Polls put his Social Democrats far behind the conservatives, suggesting Germany could soon have its first woman chancellor. "The chancellor will, given the constitutional deadlines, seek a vote of confidence
  15. Do not forget to view my comment on gas prices at "my birthday thread": http://thetalon.ipbhost.com/index.php?show...st=0entry2897
  16. NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. average retail gasoline prices fell during the past two weeks and could slip further as U.S. crude oil and gasoline supplies swell, according to an industry analyst. The national average for self-serve regular unleaded gas was $2.2129 a gallon on May 6, down 3.08 cents per gallon in the past two weeks, according to the nationwide Lundberg survey of about 7,000 gas stations released on Sunday. In the past month, gasoline prices have fallen about 7.5 cents per gallon, after surging about 49 cents per gallon at retail from the start of 2005 through April 8. "The reaso
  17. 60 Years After World War II Check out DW-WORLD's WWII anniversary dossier http://www6.dw-world.de/en/worldwarII.php
  18. 06.05.2005 Germany and Russia Honor WWII Losses Sixty years after World War II, Russia and Germany have joined hands to honor the victims. The countries' leaders said in a joint interview that Germany was responsible for the war, adding that it also suffered greatly. "Even if our generation is not in itself guilty (for WWII) we bear the responsibility for all our history," German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder said in the joint interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin, which appeared in the German daily Bild on Friday. "Germany caused and started one of the worst wars in the his
  19. 06.05.2005 "We Must Jointly Talk About Our History" As ceremonies in honor of the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II near their climax, DW-WORLD spoke to Germany's culture secretary about German tributes and the necessity of a pan-European perspective. DW-WORLD: The head of the German-Russian Museum in his opening speech jokingly complained that in an interview recently you failed to mention the museum as a prominent place commemorating 1945. Now you've seen their exhibition "Triumph and Trauma -- Soviet and post-Soviet Remembrance of the War." Will you remember to mention th
  20. 08.05.2005 "A New Start for Germany and Europe" As Europe commemorates VE Day, British professor Sir Ian Kershaw, one of the leading authorities on 20th century German history, talked to DW-WORLD about the end of the war as a new beginning for Germany and Europe. DW-WORLD: What is the significance of May 8, 1945, for Germany? Ian Kershaw: May 8, 1945 was the end of an era, which embraced the period of the two world wars. And, although no one could see it at the time, with Europe in ruins, it opened the way to a new start for Germany and a new start for Europe. It took a long time t
  21. BERLIN, May 8 (Xinhuanet) -- Germany is holding a series of ceremonies this weekend commemorating the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II. The culmination of the celebrations will be German President Horst Koehler's address of remembrance for the Nazis' victims to a special assembly of both houses of parliament on Sunday. It will also be broadcast on giant screens at the Brandenburg Gate a few hundred meters away. Meanwhile, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder will travel to Moscow to mark the end of World War II in Europe. On Saturday night, tens of thousands people
  22. Just a quick update on what has happened on my birthday and what I wanted to share here: On Sunday (a day after) we went to a lake and had some ice cream. The cool thing about it was: My car's gauge showed "Hey, it's time for a refill" and my grandmother said, well then let's have it refilled. What's the special thing about that you over there may wonder... Normally I always have my car refilled for maybe $10; I just can't afford more. But she gave me a full refill worth € 50 ($60). Seeing the gauge's needle go to "1/1" does maybe happen once a year. Normally it hardly moves out of the red a
  23. Thanks for the warm wishes guys but where are my presents? Don't birthday boys always get one? What can I say? I invited a few friends (well 10 actually), most even did come. We had a barbeque in our garden and great fun, espescially when playing darts (I got an electronic dart board) - although our dog escaped almost twice. I got some money, perfume from my sister, a Simpsons-DVD (always wondered how the original voices would sond although the dubbed German version is a good one) - and 2 little comic books. By 11 p.m. the last guest left. Oh, and I also got a few returnable bottles. He wa
  24. Me being German I have to reply to this article in the following way: I'm just glad TalonRider did not write this crap himself (although he's a smoker himself). It's a brazennes to compare the "German past" (60 - in words: SIXTY years ago - do we still blame the US for segregating blacks and whites during the 1860s?) with the harmless fact of firing smokers. What's so bad about firing unproductive workers with such a heavy character weakness? Solution: GIVE UP SMOKING and spend the money for something USEFUL! What's so hard about that? Do I really have to be "proud" to never have even touch
  25. Does the Pope Use Email? What is Pope Benedict XVI's Email Address? From Heinz Tschabitscher,Your Guide to Email. http://email.about.com/cs/emailtrivia/a/pope_email.htm --- Email Pope Benedict XVI The email address of Pope Benedict XVI is benedictxvi@vatican.va. It is unlikely you will receive a personal response if you send an email to the pope, but the Holy See does read, collect and route all mail. The Pope possibly has another private email address inside the Vatican. Pope John Paul II, the First Pope of the Internet Age When Karol Józef Wojtyla became Pope John Paul II in 1978,
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