Has anyone broken that record? Sleuths?
Man Tracks Down Abandoned Baby He Saved in 1955
‘The 73-year-old Tennessee man was then a 14-year-old Richmond kid, hunting with his grandfather Clay Smith in woods just west of Boston, Ind.
‘He and his grandfather had just finished hunting and began skinning the squirrels in a field off Indiana 122.
‘It was shortly after 6 p.m. on Sept. 22, 1955.
‘A noise interrupted their post-hunt reverie; like a soft cry or coo. They heard it again.
‘Hickman decided to find out what it was. It was a fateful decision that saved a human life…’
Deadly Knife Attack China’s ‘9/11’
‘China’s state media called Saturday night’s knifing attack at a train station in Kunming “China’s 9/11” and called for a crackdown on terrorism.
‘The death toll from the attack rose to 33 with four of the perpetrators among the dead. One suspect is in custody, a woman, who was reported to be hospitalized. The perpetrators were said to be Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking Muslim minority from northwestern China’s Xinjiang region.
‘Chinese authorities showed on a television station a black flag recovered at the scene which they said was calling for independence for the region that some Uighurs refer to as East Turkestan…’
Inventor? You Could Wait 43 Years for Your Patent
‘Forty-three years is too long even for Gilbert P. Hyatt, the dogged inventor who once shocked the computer industry and got rich.
‘Hyatt said he’s been waiting that long for a U.S. ruling on whether his electronic signal to control machinery should be granted a patent. The patent-approval process takes 28.3 months on average. His idea for liquid crystal displays? That’s been sitting in the Patent and Trademark Office for 35 years.
‘The Las Vegas-based inventor, who turns 76 in March, filed a lawsuit in January demanding action on what may be the oldest pending U.S. patent applications…’
Attorney: US Banking Aids Suicide Bombers
Gary Osen’s lawsuit against an Arab Bank is making headway
Exposing the secret US banking operations that help fund suicide bombers
‘…Hamas also relied heavily on the Arab Bank for its banking needs. On the group’s website was a “donate” button that included an Arab Bank account number to a branch in Lebanon. Osen alleges in a court document that key members of the group — from its supreme leader down to its operatives — maintained accounts there, with the bank distributing more than $3.7 million to known leaders of Hamas and their wives from 2000 to 2002. After the US government designated Hamas a foreign terrorist organization in 1997, the bank processed some $27.5 million that went to 12 Hamas Institutions between 2000 and 2004, and maintained at least 61 accounts for organizations on Israel’s Terrorism Blacklist between 2005 and 2008.
‘What Osen found particularly galling was that much of the money that flowed to these families and groups passed through New York, where the Arab Bank’s dollar-denominated transactions were cleared. It appeared Arab Bank was facilitating massive amounts of terror financing from Madison Avenue, right under the noses of federal regulators and the US government…’