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May 27th, 2009
12:37 PM ET

Finding Your Inner "Bombshell"

When a spouse goes off to war, it can be a lonely and difficult time for partner left behind. Lily Burana knows. She's an Army wife. She's also the brainchild behind OPERATION BOMBSHELL. She dropped in on the CNN Newsroom to tell us all about it.

Join TJ Holmes and Betty Nguyen weekend mornings in the CNN Newsroom, beginning 6am ET, 3am PT.

May 27th, 2009
08:14 AM ET

Who Should Stop Cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying (bullying kids through e-mail and instant messaging, or on chatrooms, Facebook and MySpace) is all over the news. You've probably heard about a group of sixth-grade girls posting a video on YouTube, showing "the top six ways" to kill one of their classmates. Heidi talks to a bullying expert at 10:30 today. And we also want to know what you think. Who is responsible for monitoring online activities and who needs to stop cyberbullies? Is it the parents? Or is it the schools? Our show team had a "spirited" debate about this and we're sure you want to weigh in too.
Post your comments below or take Quick Vote.


Filed under: Heidi Collins
May 26th, 2009
03:48 PM ET

@KyraCNN Tweet of the Day

RedRose595 @KyraCNN – Gay marriage WILL affect straight marriage! I already cannot find a girlfriend. With women allowed to marry each other, I'm screwed


Filed under: Kyra Phillips • Tweet of the Day
May 26th, 2009
09:56 AM ET

Sotomayor: Supreme Court Pick

President Obama has made his choice.  We know more about Sonia Sotomayor a day after the announcement.  Now we want to hear from you.

The President is nominating federal Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the U.S. Supreme Court. If confirmed, she would be the first Hispanic and third woman to serve on the high court.

Send us your thoughts about the President’s pick and we’ll read some of them on air from 11am – 1pm ET.


Filed under: Tony Harris
May 26th, 2009
08:42 AM ET

Supreme Court Pick

Sonia Sotomayor is President Obama's choice for the Supreme Court.
What do you think?


Filed under: Heidi Collins
May 25th, 2009
09:34 PM ET

"Will Fly For Food" Pilots do the :30 Pitch

They had enough spunk to stand on one of Seattle's busiest street corners with signs reading "Will Fly For Food." Meet Chris Campbell and Steffen Schmidt, laid off pilots who are today's 30 Second Pitch

May 25th, 2009
03:32 PM ET

@KyraCNN Tweet of the Day

waitrewindthat @kyracnn – today we remember those we lost and those we still have who served us in the dark times of the world when we are at war.


Filed under: Kyra Phillips • Tweet of the Day
May 25th, 2009
12:22 PM ET

Phoenix, Arizona: U.S. Kidnapping Capital

Arizona is known for its desert landscape, its mild winters and the Grand Canyon, one of the seven wonders of the world. It's also routinely selected as one of the best places to retire.

Arizona has a new distinction - it's home to the kidnapping capital of America.


Join Betty Nguyen, TJ Holmes and Josh Levs weekend mornings in the CNN Newsroom, 6am ET, 3am PT.


Filed under: Clips from CNN Newsroom • Josh Levs
May 25th, 2009
12:01 PM ET

Wild Bill, a coyote named Jeep and a pilot in trouble

This slice of life from World War II came to us via Kyra's pop and his golfing buddy. Any time you can find a story that combines someone named Wild Bill, a coyote named Jeep and a real-life rescue, you have to pay attention. I hope you enjoy it as we remember the sacrifices America's service men and women have made this Memorial Day.

During World War II more than 16-million American service members would be part of the fight. This is a story about two of those men. On December 29th, 1944. Lt. Huie Lamb, Jr. was flying missions in his P-51 escorting bombers over Germany. The 20 year old Texan was in the U.S. Army Air Corps operating out of Duxford Air Force Base in England.

Photo Courtesy Huie Lamb.  The p-51 is named after his little sister.

Photo Courtesy Huie Lamb. The p-51 is named after his little sister.

One day Lamb's wing man lost use of his radio. Lamb was escorting the wing man back to Duxford when something went wrong over the North Sea. Lamb's plane lost coolant and caught fire. What should he do? He was too far from land to glide in. His next choice was to head into the wind and ditch the plane into the sea. By the time Lamb got his canopy open, it was too late to bail out. He slammed into the sea with his P-51. Fortunately for Lamb, Lt. John "Wild Bill" Crump was flying nearby.

Photo Courtesy wildbillcrump.com    Jeep flew 5 missions in WWII with Lt. Crump.

Photo Courtesy wildbillcrump.com Jeep flew 5 missions in WWII with Lt. Crump.

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Before I go on with Lt. Lamb's story, here's the shaggy dog, or to be more precise, the shaggy coyote story about Wild Bill Crump and his companion Jeep. Jeep was a coyote pup Crump found and adopted as a pet during flight training in Nebraska. When Crump was sent to England in 1944 to join the fight, he smuggled Jeep aboard the Queen Elizabeth in an empty gas mask case. Jeep even flew missions with Crump during the war. You can read more about Lt. Crump and see more pictures of Jeep here.

Photo Courtesy Huie Lamb

Photo Courtesy Huie Lamb

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Lt. "Wild Bill" Crump, who was flying his P-51 nearby, saw Lt. Lamb's plane crash in the North Sea and called a "may day" for help. An amphibious plane was dispatched and Lamb was plucked from his disabled plane. Lt. Crump helped move him from the plane to a waiting ambulance.

Lamb told me that he was surprised his only injuries were hypothermia and a split lip. He got stiches and after a few days recuperating he was back flying missions. When I spoke with Huie Lamb Sunday evening he told me he never got to meet Crump face to face before he died last year but he talked with the fellow WWII vet on the phone several times. Lamb put it this way, "Bill Crump was an amazing man, not just because of what he did to save me." I agree. And I would add that 85 year old Huie Lamb and what he did during World War II are pretty amazing too.


Filed under: Kyra Phillips
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