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AVIATION HEROES OF WW II HAVE A NEW HOME

Pilot Harry Boswell and his crew...


B29 Bill Cavan & Pilot Harry Boswell 68 years later for Boswell's 90th Birthday.







Commemorative Air Force to land at Dallas Executive Airport






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Dan Owens sits in the flight engineer’s seat of “Fifi,” a B-29 Superfortress that is part of the Commemorative Air Force tour. The “warbird” group is moving to Dallas from Midland.












B29 Bill Cavan flew B29s during WW II based in Tinian Island in the South Pacific.





A B29 Super Fortress based on Tinian during WW II.








These missions were not flown in vain ...They helped win the war !!!








By ROY APPLETON AND DIANE JENNINGS

Staff Writers

Published: 28 April 2014 11:02 PM

Updated: 28 April 2014 11:27 PM











Prospects are looking up for Dallas Executive Airport.





The city’s long-languishing airport will become the new home of the Commemorative Air Force.






The nonprofit’s move to southern Dallas, which will include its national headquarters and “a major new visitor attraction” and air show, is expected…

IT'S OFFICIAL : European Union bans India's Alphonso mangoes, some vegetables

Press Trust of India



| London | Updated: Apr 29 2014, 09:29 IST







The temporary ban, proposed by the European Commission, includes mangoes, eggplant, the taro plant, bitter gourd and snake gourd. (Reuters)



SUMMARY


Alphonso mangoes, the king of fruits, and four vegetables from India have been banned by EU.





The 28-member European Union has temporarily banned the import of Alphonso mangoes, the king of fruits, and four vegetables from India from May 1, sparking protests from the Indian community, lawmakers and traders.




The recent decision by the grouping's Standing Committee on Plant Health came after 207 consignments of fruits and vegetables from India imported into the EU in 2013 were found to be contaminated by pests such as fruit flies and other quarantine pests.




The temporary ban, proposed by the European Commission, includes mangoes, eggplant, the taro plant, bitter gourd and snake gourd, and prohibits the import to tackle the "significant shortcomings in the phytosanitary certific…

Possible food poisoning sickens 100 attending food-safety meeting

Not even the national Food Safety Summit is immune from food poisoning. 


More than 100 people who attended the meeting earlier this month in Baltimore were stricken by a possible outbreak of gastroenteritis that left attendees suffering terrible bouts of diarrhea and nausea, reports NBC News.




The conference was attended by 1,300 of the nation's "top food safety officials" including employees from the Food and Drug Administration, McDonald's, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 



The number of those sickened might be even larger than the reported 100, since event organizers have only heard back from a third of those who attended.





"We are working on evaluating possible exposures and doing testing at the Maryland state public health laboratory to attempt to identify an agent," officials said in a letter addressed to attendees.



 - - Jordan Valinsky





http://theweek.com/article/index/260641/speedreads-possible-food-poisoning-sickens-100-attending-food-saf…