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Miss Universe 2011′s Most Bizarre National Costumes (PHOTOS)
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One of the highlights of the Miss Universe Pageant is when the contestants wear their national costume. However, it's a safe bet that none of these ... SAO PAULO - Wednesday was one of those days in which the 89 contestants vying for Miss Universe 2011 got to truly lavish in their... Catalina Robayo, Miss Universe Hopeful, ... OPI's New Miss Universe Colors, Plus Nail Polish That Smells Like a Cocktail – Fashionista: Fashion Industry News, Designers, Runway Shows, Style Advice ...
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Sheroma Hodge into Miss Universe 2011, watch it tonight | BVI News
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After weeks of online voting, fans will be able to watch which contestant made the cut to join 15 other semifinalists during a live broadcast of the Miss Universe 2011 pageant from São Paolo, Brazil tonight at 9:00 p.m. on NBC, Channel 13. ...
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Miss Universe Gives Beauty Tips - OK! Magazine - The First for ...
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Now that Miss Universe Ximena Navarrete will surrender her crown during Monday's pageant airing live on NBC, she shares beauty tips she's learned during her 201109. ... Miss Universe Gives Beauty Tips. September 11th, 2011 6:00 pm / Author: Valerie Nome ... Actor Passes Away At 39 Years Old – Fox News. Sexy Actress Debuts Her Amazing Post Baby Body – The Insider. George Clooney's New Girlfriend Shows Some Skin – Lainey Gossip. Justin Bieber's Surprising View On ...
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89 Beauty Queens Vying for Miss Universe Crown | XFINITY TV News
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A group of 89 beauty queens will don swimsuits, evening gowns and test their interview skills in the hopes of winning the 2011 Miss Universe crown Monday.

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Miss Universe 2011, the 60th anniversary of the Miss Universe pageant, will telecast live from the Credicard Hall, in São Paulo, Brazil on September 12, 2011. Watch it here as if ...
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Organizers Remind Miss Universe Contestants To Wear Panties ...
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By Wire News Sources on September 12, 2011. The main culprit in question is Miss Colombia Catalina Robayo, and she's been accused of wearing short skirts sans panties to several of the promotional events. President of the Miss Universe Pageant Paula Shugart was reportedly horrified when she woke up to an explicit upskirt picture in the paper and later took time out of her schedule to express shock and older woman outrage. Go to Source. No comments yet. Sorry, the comment ...
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CNN News - An American soldier journeys to the 'good fight' in Libya, Sep 12, 2011

By Moni Basu, CNN
September 10, 2011 -- Updated 1246 GMT (2046 HKT)
To Jerry Erwin, getting rid of Moammar Gadhafi was like ridding the world of Adolf Hitler.
To Jerry Erwin, getting rid of Moammar Gadhafi was like ridding the world of Adolf Hitler.
  • Jerry Erwin trained for war but was never deployed with the U.S. Army
  • He saw his chance to fulfill a dream by helping train the Libyan rebels
  • He spent three months with Libyans who fought Moammar Gadhafi's forces
  • He insists he did the right thing

(CNN) -- One day in April, Jerry Erwin went online at home and purchased an airline ticket. Turkish Airlines to Istanbul.

It was not exactly a planned trip. But neither was it impulsive.

He acted after watching weeks of coverage of the Libyan war. Erwin, 46, was especially struck by the images of amateur rebels fighting the professional army of strongman Moammar Gadhafi. Everyone thought the rebels would get slaughtered, that they had no chance of victory.

Erwin knew then he had to go; to play a part, however small, in helping them win. He had prepared for war all his life, after all. And never fought in one.

Libya would be his big chance to defend the American ideals in which he believed. Freedom. Democracy. Equality.

"Gadhafi was a real bad guy," he thought. "Why don't I get a passport and head over there?"

With little luggage and a lot of theoretical knowledge, Erwin left his home in the northwestern United States (he did not want everyone to know where he lives), arrived in Turkey, made his way to Egypt and eventually crossed the border into eastern Libya. He arrived in Benghazi May 13. He found what he had expected -- and worse.

He was about to embark on a life-changing experience.

They didn't know about foxholes

His entire life, Jerry Erwin felt ready for war.

He grew steely strong after his mother died when he was 10 and he landed in California's foster care system. Before he earned a high school diploma, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and trained in air assault operations with the storied 101st Airborne Division.

Later, in the Army Reserve, he specialized in counterintelligence and strategic analysis.

The beefy soldier of Scotch-Irish descent said he felt the battlefield calling but he was never deployed in America's latest wars.

Besides, he had reservations about the U.S. foreign policy in Afghanistan and Iraq. But in Libya, the situation was crystal clear to Erwin. Gadhafi had to go. To him, it was like ridding the world of Adolf Hitler.

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He was impressed with the rebels' resolve. Even with their backs against the wall, they displayed the determination of Rocky Balboa, he said. To Erwin, Libya's was the most dramatic struggle against a dictator so far this century.

In Benghazi, Erwin said he made his way to Dhubat al-Saff, a rebel training camp on the outskirts of the city.

There he watched doctors, engineers, students, teachers, fathers, sons learn how to fire anti-aircraft guns. They were taught how to assemble and reassemble weapons almost every day.

But Erwin noticed they were lacking training in combat survival. Forget special forces, he said. The rebel fighters had not even gone through what every teenage recruit goes through at basic training for the U.S. Army.

"They didn't even understand the need to dig a foxhole when grad missiles are coming in," Erwin said. "You need something to jump into when you are under fire. They didn't know that."

They had never seen John Wayne movies. They had nothing to mimic. But they were desperate to learn.

Erwin said he showed how to dig individual foxholes. He showed them how to kiss the dirt and low crawl under fire. To get into a fetal position. To find cover behind a building, a car, anything. He showed them how to retape their rifle magazines together for much quicker reloads.

"I was trying to teach them very basic concepts," Erwin said.

Inside a Gadhafi safe house
Dead Libyans given to medical workers
Libya peace negotiations at Bani Walid

Journalist Steven Sotloff confirmed Erwin was in Benghazi working intensively with the rebels. Sotloff said Erwin told them they were spending too much time on the firing ranges and not enough on other combat skills.

The Libyans welcomed him, Sotloff said. They loved having an American among them.

"He was like a kid out there. He had never seen combat before," Sotloff said.

Libya was his destiny

Libya, Erwin thought, was his destiny. He insists he wasn't sanctioned officially to be there -- he had paid his own way, was there on his own time.

But it was worth it. It was a teenage dream coming true. He felt as much personally fulfilled as he was to see the rebels take control of town after town.

"I wanted to do this once in my lifetime, to be on the good side of a war," Erwin said. "I felt it was a place where I belonged."

In Misrata, Sotloff said he saw Erwin on the frontlines, coaching the anti-Gadhafi fighters as they battled for a city under siege.

ANTARCTICA Latest News, Sep 12, 2011

How the LC-130 Flies to Greenland and Antarctica
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The Air National Guard's LC-130 planes carry heavy loads to thesouth pole and other National Science Foundation bases inAntarctica, plus the high, cold summit of the Greenland ice cap. PM got to tag along on a visit to the Arctic. ...
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Great White Weather Man: ExWeb interview with Mark de Keyser
This austral summer it will be my 8th season down South on Antarctica, of which four with Antarctic Logistics and Expeditions. From there I have been supporting numerous South Pole expeditions and Mount Vinson expeditions. The last three years I have ...
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by James Marsh, September 12, 2011 2:28 AM Herbert Ponting's 1924 film THE GREAT WHITE SILENCE is a fantastic true account of Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated 1910-13 expedition to reach the South Pole. Accompanying the expedition, Ponting captured ...
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The supplies will augment a South Pole medical team's treatment of an ailing civilian wintering there with the U.S. Antarctic Program. C-17 Globemaster File Photo ... Aero-TV: 'Airborne' Breaking News... The FAA Gets 'Serious' With The LSA ...
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1 at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica. The supplies will ...News > South Pole airdrop delivers critical medical supplies in total darkness ...
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HBO is re-teaming with 'The Sopranos' star James Gandolfini on the Antarctica- set darkly comic drama 'Big Dead Place'. Gandolfini and 'Breaking 

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