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Jay Leno plays West Point PDF Print E-mail

Most people tend to slow down when they retire. Then again, Jay Leno isn't most people. Throughout his years with the "Tonight Show," Leno managed to squeeze in at least 100 standup shows every year. Now that Jimmy Fallon has picked up the mantle of "Tonight Show" host, Leno is "kicking back" by adding yet another multitude of live comedy shows, keeping busy with his popular web-based show, "Jay Leno's Garage," and writing a monthly column for "Popular Mechanics." The Emmy winner also was chosen by Harris Poll as the most popular personality on television, has a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame and was the first to have driven the pace car in all of NASCAR's biggest races. This whirlwind of activity will be spinning into our area Sept. 19 for a show at West Point's Eisenhower Hall Theatre. He has three cousins who have graduated from West Point and he will also be traveling to Afghanistan next week to entertain the troops.


The Man Who Will Lead the War on Ebola PDF Print E-mail

The man tapped by President Obama to lead the war on Ebola is a long-time Army leader who has experience on the battlefield, in Africa, and the medical arena. Major General Darryl A. Williams just took over command of U.S. Army Africa, in June, and on Tuesday it was announced that he would set up a command center in Monrovia, Liberia, and oversee as many as 3,000 military personnel who will help with training new health workers and setting up new facilities. "He just arrived today and is now on the ground in Liberia," Obama said of Williams and "Operation Unified Assistance" on Tuesday. "And our forces are going to bring their expertise in command and control, in logistics, in engineering." After graduating from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., in 1983, Williams became a field artillery officer and platoon leader based in Scheinfurt, Germany, according to his Army bio. He then had assignments in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, before being deployed to the Persian Gulf for Desert Shield and Desert Storm in the early 1990.


WP cadet charges Patti LaBelle ordered attack PDF Print E-mail

Now we all love Auntie/Mama Patti. But we can’t help but notice that she certainly deals with her fair share of drama, even in past few years. Remember the instance where she allegedly assaulted a woman and her young daughter? Patti eventually settled but there seems to be some more trouble coming her way with another, more severe violent attack. According to the Associated Press, an ex-West Point cadet is claiming that LaBelle ordered her bodyguard, Efrem Holmes, to beat him up. The beat down allegedly resulted in a brain injury, forcing him to drop out of military academy. his past November Holmes was acquitted for misdemeanor assault. But King filed a countersuit. The case went from civil to federal court. The trial is expected to last a week and LaBelle, who was in court on Tuesday, is expected to testify.

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Evangelical student ministry thrives at West Point PDF Print E-mail

At the United States Military Academy, one of the most popular and thriving officially sanctioned clubs is an openly evangelical Christian campus ministry. Officers’ Christian Fellowship, or OCF, has a database of more than 800 Cadets and an active participation of 400—nearly 10 percent of a student body of 4,400. “We love what we do, but we’re pretty much engaged about six and a half days a week with Cadets or adults,” said retired Army Colonel Tom Austin, one half of the husband-and-wife team that has been running the OCF ministry at West Point for the past five years.


Tech Say These Are The 10 Best Colleges In America PDF Print E-mail

We recently released our sixth annual ranking of the Best Colleges in America, and the tech-titan institutions dominated the top 10. For the survey, we asked more than 1,500 readers who have hiring experience to score the country's top colleges based on how well they prepare their students for success after graduation. We used tuition as a tiebreaker, with cheaper tuition pushing a school to a higher spot. Below, we filtered the responses to include only survey participants who say they work in the technology industry. There was some minor shuffling in the bottom half. United States Naval Academy and United States Military Academy both inched forward three spots, pushing University of Chicago and University of Pennsylvania off the list and booting Yale to No. 9. University of California – Berkeley leapt from No. 17 on the main list to No. 10.


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