Friday, May 24 2013 8:09 PM EDT2013-05-25 00:09:02 GMT
Biomedical Research Foundation has decided to move forward with a plan to operate and manage LSU Hospitals in Shreveport and other cities in Louisiana. More >>
Biomedical Research Foundation has decided to move forward with a plan to operate and manage LSU Hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe, Louisiana.More >>
Rick Hermelin may be 71 years old but this former Marine
is more active than most teenagers.
"In the past 35 years I've run 100 marathons, 100 half
marathons, 100 10-K's, so I figured I'd do a run coast to coast," said
That's exactly what he's doing. After a sendoff at
Waterfront Park in Beaufort, Hermelin set off on his 100 day journey for the
Corps. Using am ElliptiGo bike, he is running from Marine Corps Recruit Depot
Parris Island to the west coast.
"My destination is Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego,
where I did my boot camp," said Hermelin. "My first day was March 23...53 years
Now he's making his way back to San Diego.
"I never got injured," said Hermelin. "It was a relatively
peaceful time. I've been very healthy all my life, nothing hurts even after all
those runs. This is my opportunity to give back and help."
So, as he makes his way across the country, he's raising
money and awareness for a very worthy cause to help his fellow Marines who
weren't so fortunate.
He's hoping to raise $10,000 for the Semper Fi Fund, which
is a charity that supports injured Marines and their families.
"We provide assistance from the point of injury all the
way through their recovery," said Kathy Wise, Semper Fi Fund. "We can assist
with families coming to the bedside. We can assist the service member through
their recovery with anything from housing adaptations to vehicle adaptations and
With each mile, Hermelin is proving the old saying once a
Marine, always a Marine is still true.
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."More >>
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:40 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:40:11 GMT
(CNN) – Nearly 115,000 federal workers will get a four-day weekend, but it's not reason to celebrate. The employees have to take furlough days thanks to the forced spending cuts that kicked in March 1. TheMore >>
Nearly 115,000 federal workers will get a four-day weekend, but it's not reason to celebrate.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:54 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:54:54 GMT
(POOL/CNN) – George Zimmerman's attorneys have released new evidence taken from Trayvon Martin's cell phone. His attorneys said the data paints a different picture of the 17-year-old Martin than what hisMore >>
George Zimmerman's attorneys have released new evidence taken from Trayvon Martin's cell phone.More >>