Jerry Kenney http://wvxu.org en Doolittle Raiders Offer Final Toast To 71-Year-Old Mission http://wvxu.org/post/doolittle-raiders-offer-final-toast-71-year-old-mission On April 18, 1942, in response to the Japanese attack the previous December on Pearl Harbor, 80 men in 16 B-25 bombers took off on a secret mission to bomb Japan. Led by James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle, they became known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.<p>On Saturday, three of the four remaining Raiders met for what is likely to be the last time at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio.<p>Waving to the crowd were former Lt. Col. Richard Cole, 98, of Texas, former Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, 93, of Washington state and 92-year-old former Staff Sgt. David Thatcher of Montana. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 13:10:00 +0000 Jerry Kenney 19505 at http://wvxu.org Doolittle Raiders Offer Final Toast To 71-Year-Old Mission Preliminary answers on Dayton Air Show crash could come this week http://wvxu.org/post/preliminary-answers-dayton-air-show-crash-could-come-week <p>Federal officials investigating Saturday’s plane crash at the Dayton Air Show say it may take up to a year before the cause of the crash can be determined.</p><p>An initial coroner’s report say that 44-year-old wing-walker Jane Wicker and the plane’s pilot, 64-year-old Charlie Schwenker, died of blunt force trauma.</p><p>The National Transportation Safety Board expects to release an initial report later this week. The NTSB is also requesting anyone with video or pictures of the crash to submit them to air show officials to help with the investigation.</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 21:13:34 +0000 Jerry Kenney & Tana Weingartner 14164 at http://wvxu.org At Last, Superheavyweight Finds Her Olympic Niche http://wvxu.org/post/last-superheavyweight-finds-her-olympic-niche Near the back of the North YMCA in Columbus, Ohio, several men and women line up on a row of beat-up platforms. They take turns practicing the two lifts that make up Olympic weightlifting; the "Snatch," and the "Clean and Jerk."<p>The goal? To hoist large amounts of weight from the floor into an overhead position.<p>Among the lifters here is 5-foot-8 inch, 350-pound Holley Mangold. She is the epitome of power, in appearance, attitude and athletic ability.<p>Mangold, 22, has spent years trying on different sports in pursuit of her Olympic dreams. Thu, 05 Jul 2012 21:06:00 +0000 Jerry Kenney 815 at http://wvxu.org At Last, Superheavyweight Finds Her Olympic Niche