A financially strapped South Korean man went on an arson and stabbing rampage in Seoul on Monday, leaving six people dead and seven others wounded, police said.
Homeownership has deep roots in the American soul. But until recently getting a mortgage was a challenge for low-income families. Many of these families were minorities, which naturally made the subject of special interest to Henry Cisneros, who, in 1993, became the first Hispanic head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  
He had President Clinton’s ear, an easy charisma and a determination to increase a homeownership rate that had been stagnant for nearly three decades. Thus was born the National Homeownership Strategy, which promoted ownership as patriotic and an easy win for all. “We were trying to be creative,” Mr. Cisneros recalls.  
Beyond the usual, dismal rebuilding, Hurricane Ike left another grim task when it struck last month: Its 13-foot storm surge washed an estimated 200 caskets out of their graves, ripping through most of Cameron Parish's 47 cemeteries and others in southwest Louisiana and coastal Texas. Some coffins floated miles into the marsh.  
 
Police say a Michigan man has been arrested after "receiving sexual favors from a vacuum" at a car wash.(short news blurb but funny)  
One man's path to becoming a Franciscan Friar
The rising price of petroleum products is making wind power practical again for merchant ships
Web site dedicated to preserving the history of Britain's secret (and deceivingly named) Auxilliary Units.They planned and trained for guerilla warfare in case Britain was invaded by Hitler's Army...('How it all started' and An Auxilier writes are good places to start.)
The Nation of Islam, a secretive movement generally closed to outsiders, has planned a rare open-to-the public event at its Chicago-based headquarters in what the Minister Louis Farrakhan deemed a "new beginning" for the group.  
 
It sounds counterintuitive. But scientists who watched teen girls and young women savor milk shakes inside a brain scanner concluded that when the brain doesn't sense enough gratification from food, people may overeat to compensate.
Cindy Sheehan, the dogged peace activist who camped outside President George W. Bush's Texas ranch after her son was killed in Iraq, is now seeking a restraining order against one of the volunteers in her long-shot congressional campaign
History site dedicated to U boats,crews,weapons etc.Not as big as U_Boat net but its not bad
Wings of Liberation Museumpark
Posted by rover77 in history 11 years ago
Museum dedicated to Occupation and Liberation of the Netherlands in WW2.Bilingual and has a nice online tour of the exhibits (the walkaround)as well as historical background,links,photos.
From Radicals who care about the damage ACORN is doing to the movement for social justice.
The former Jennifer Thornburg - whose driver's license now reads Dissection.com, Cutout - wanted to do something to protest animal dissections in schools.
A miniature horse has been given a second chance for a career as a show horse — thanks to a prosthetic eye. The 65-pound horse, named KBuck, was born June 1 at Lil Chums Miniature Horse Farm in Lawton and lost its eye a few days after birth