Archive for the ‘Heroes’ Category
John Noveske has died. Only 36, too.
Fatal Traffic Crash – Highway 260 west of Grants Pass – 01/05/13
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Friday night’s single vehicle fatal traffic crash along Highway 260 (Lower River Road) west of Grants Pass that resulted in the death of a Grants Pass man.
According to Sergeant Tyler Lee, on January 4, 2013 at approximately 9:13 p.m., a 1984 Toyota Land Cruiser driven by JOHN NOVESKE, age 36, from Grants Pass, was westbound on Highway 260 near El Camino Way. As the vehicle negotiated a right curve, it traveled across the oncoming lane onto the dirt highway shoulder until it struck two large boulders. The vehicle rolled and NOVESKE was ejected.
NOVESKE, who is the owner of a local rifle manufacturing company, was not using safety restraints and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
OSP troopers from the Grants Pass and Central Point offices are continuing the investigation. Trooper Ryan Neuenschwander is the lead investigator.
OSP was assisted at the scene by Rural Metro Fire Department, ODOT and AMR ambulance. No photographs for release.
One guy’s knowledge of the Apollo electrical system saves Apollo 12. Dig the pipe smoking in Mission Control.
Cop with ride-along citizen respond to burglary-in-progress. Cop covers getaway vehicle, citizen jumps out and chases burglar. Other citizen sees what he thinks is a cop in danger, opens fire.
Really makes me re-evaluate not moving to Texas a couple years ago.
One man’s MoH nomination held up for another’s. I knew there were lots of questions about Dakota Meyer’s MoH award; I didn’t know how bad it was, though. This is, of course, if anything reported by McClatchy Newspapers is to be trusted.
This is a great video for showing the interplay between the navigator and the driver in a rally car; the navigator is reading several notes ahead, while the driver keeps up. Please note some of the “easy left maybes” where the car is going over 100 with the wheel at full opposite lock – easy left, my ass. Ari Vatanen plays to the crowd as well, with a fist pump and a wave or two for the spectators.
Even with nerves of steel, sometimes, the navigator expresses an emotion; Ari drives the rest of the stage with a flat tire. Yowza.
Just for fun, here’s Ari on a Pike’s Peak run.
Mom wishes that I’m able to find my dream; I hope to, some day. Thanks for everything.
Interesting write-up of a real, live alternate-history city/state right here in the US. Pretty cool idea.
I read Lone Survivor this weekend; it’s the story of Marcus Luttrell and Operation Red Wings. The story is well known, so I’ll confine myself to the book itself; it’s a ripping good yarn that apparently plays fairly loose with the truth in some areas. It’s unclear why the author chose to write what he did; fighting off 20 or 50 hardened warriors is as amazing as 200, so why the change? The other issue I have is Marcus uses the book to bash the media constantly; in the end he pins the deaths of his fellow SEALs on second-guessing caused by not wanting to get charged with murder and tried in the media.
It’s worth it to read a fast-paced account of what quickly becomes one versus many warfare; the recounting of going through the SEALs training program is half the book, it seems, but it reads quickly.