Air Force provides assistance to Burma

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USAF photo: Senior Airman Sonya Croston Senior Airman Shaun Rhine, left to right, Staff Sgt. Shaun Kegin and Tech. Sgt. Andree Curlee package bottled water in support of humanitarian relief efforts for the victims of Cyclone Nargis in Burma May 11 at Utapao Air Base, Thailand. HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii — A U.S. Air […]

Regime can’t silence Burma protests forever

By Freedom New Mexico Senior Burmese general Than Shwe did deign to meet Tuesday with United Nations special envoy Ibrahim Gambari after giving him the cold shoulder for days, but he met from a position of relative strength. No public comments were made. The democracy movement in Burma seems to have been defeated, at least […]

Billboard slogans return

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist I opened a box of Pandoras a couple years ago when I wrote about those good old days of Burma Shave signs — you know, the little red billboards on every highway that kept us awake, clean shaved, and the children from being bored. (It didn’t take much to entertain […]

Grundman, Howard

Howard Grundman Services:  Have been held. Howard “Axel” Grundman, 82, of Storm Lake, Iowa, formerly from Albuquerque, died Monday, Nov. 8, 2004, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake, Iowa. He was born on Nov. 15, 1921, in Pella, Iowa, to Ralph S. and Katherine Elvira Burtness Grundman.  He was baptized on Dec. […]

Advertising rhymes still a phenomenon

Last year I wrote a column about that extinct advertising phenomenon called Burma-Shave signs — you know, those little red rhymes by the side of the road that quipped, “Peanut on a railroad track, heart all a flutter. Round the bend came no.10 — Toot, toot, peanut butter.” Well, I opened a box of Pandoras […]

Burma Shave signs are thing of the past

By Bob Huber When I was in my mid-youth crisis, Burma Shave signs on America’s roads were as common and comfortable as old shoes. Whenever a new one cropped up, we repeated its rhyming couplets over and over from bar stools to pulpits.  For you younguns, Burma Shave signs were little poems obligingly spaced line […]