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  • Falkner’s self-defense class for ‘the streets’

    By JOHN NEVILLE

    Turret Sports Editor

    john.neville@us.army.mil

    Jack Falkner knows what it’s like to be in a knife fight.

    A scar resulting from a seven-inch switchblade wound serves as a reminder of when two men jumped Falkner outside an Army post in Texas. He spent four days in the hospital.

    His attackers? They needed 10 days to recover from Falkner’s punches and elbows. Falkner thought he had knocked out the guy who eventually stabbed him.

  • Knox students escape injury in bus crash

    By CATRINA FRANCIS

    Turret Staff Writer

    catrina.francis@us.army.mil

    More than 50 students and adults from Fort Knox’s Kingsolver Elementary School were involved in an accident on Interstate 65 at Louisville Eastern Parkway Monday when the school bus in which they were traveling was rear-ended by a morning school bus carrying students from, my Old Kentucky Home Middle School in Nelson County.

  • USC in the dark on Mayo, Bush? No way

    By JOHN NEVILLE

    Turret Sports editor

    john.neville@us.army.mil

    Looks like Reggie Bush, the mega-talented running back for the New Orleans Saints, formerly of the University of Southern California, isn’t the school’s only recent star to be compensated with more than a full-ride scholarship.

  • DODDS-Europe record-breaker must be repeated

    Stars and Stripes

    European Edition

    Tiffany Heard’s time in the girls 100-meter hurdles May 3 beat the DODDS-Europe record, but it won’t be considered for the record book.

    Heard, of Ansbach, was hand-timed in 15.03 seconds in winning the race in Würzburg, Germany, well under the DODDS-Europe record of 15.40 set in 1993 by Drisana McDaniel of Hahn and equaled in May’s European championships by Johniesha Wright of Ansbach.

  • Soldier killed on motorcycle, no PPE

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center

    Accidents for the week of April 10-16

    * A Soldier was killed in a motorcycle accident April 10 in Atlanta. The Soldier was operating his 2006 Suzuki Hayabusa 1300 motorcycle at a high rate of speed when he lost control, was thrown from the motorcycle and collided with a pole.

    He was licensed, wearing the required personal protective equipment, and had attended an Army-approved Motorcycle Safety Foundation course.

  • Grafenwohr to test efficiency of electric motorcars, 25 mph top speed

    By SETH ROBSON

    Stars and Stripes

    European Edition

    A trial of electric cars by U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwöhr this summer could lead to the vehicles being introduced Europe-wide.

    The garrison started using three Global Electric Motorcars, or GEMs, onpost last month, according to Hugh Hardin, the garrison logistics manager.

    “They are part of a study to determine how feasible it is to replace certain petrol or diesel-powered vehicles in our fleet,” he said May 6.

  • Fort Bragg opening new housing for singles

    By LUCILLE ANNE NEWMAN

    The Paraglide

    When the ribbons fell to the ground May 7 outside the model privatized apartment at Fort Bragg, it marked the beginning of a new way to house single Soldiers.

    “The quality of life of the Soldiers who will occupy these barracks will be extraordinary compared to any (apartments) you will see on the outside in private sectors,” said Secretary of the Army Pete Geren, who attended the ceremony.

  • First civilian contractor facing military court martial in Iraq

    By JOSEPH GIORDONO

    Stars and Stripes

    Mideast Edition

    A contractor in Iraq accused of aggravated assault will face a U.S. military court-martial, the first such case under an amendment to rules covering civilians with U.S. forces in combat zones, officials said Monday.

    Lt. Gen. Lloyd Austin III, the commander of Multi-National Corps—Iraq, has referred to a general court-martial the assault charge against Alaa “Alex” Mohammed Ali, an interpreter who allegedly stabbed another contractor during a dispute in February.

  • USAREC pounds way to title

    By JOHN NEVILLE

    Turret Sports editor

    john.neville@us.army.mil

    Can anyone stop the USAREC softball machine?

    It doesn’t appear so.

    The team blasted its way to the Knox intramural league pre-season championship Monday night at Kilianski Sports Complex by defeating 3rd Battalion, 81st Armor Regiment 20-10.

    USAREC easily discarded its opponents en route to the final round, scoring 88 runs in 88 innings throughout the tournament that began last week.

  • Staff sergeant remains jailed for Code Red

    Stars and Stripes

    European Edition

    A former staff sergeant from the 173rd Airborne Brigade will continue to serve time at the military’s confinement facility in Mannheim, Germany, after losing an appeal for a new trial.

    Maj. Gen. Frank Helmick, the former commander of the Southern European Task Force (Airborne), decided to let stand a two-year sentence that Stephen Burley received for directing three other Soldiers to assault another underachieving Soldier in what is known as a “code red” in January 2007.