marines http://michiganradio.org en Marine veteran gets 10-year sentence in Iran http://michiganradio.org/post/marine-veteran-gets-10-year-sentence-iran <div>TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - An Iranian news agency is reporting that an appeals court has overturned a death sentence of an American man convicted of working for the CIA, instead sentencing him to 10 years in prison.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The semiofficial </span>ISNA<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> news agency reported Saturday that lawyer </span>Mahmoud<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Alizadeh<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Tabatabaei<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says a Revolutionary Court issued the verdict for U.S. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 18:24:21 +0000 Associated Press 17214 at http://michiganradio.org Marine veteran gets 10-year sentence in Iran Stateside for Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-tuesday-july-9th-2013 <p>Should garages be able to be turned into living spaces? It's happening in Dearborn and a possible clampdown in city ordinances is causing concern.</p><p>Plus, how much land should we preserve for our kids and grandkids? We took a look at one group that's successfully saving northern Michigan's natural treasures.</p><p>And, we spoke with a former Marine sniper-scout who's now a student at Michigan State University. He’s made a film to honor his fallen comrades.</p><p>Also, Pat Kelly, the granddaughter of the longest-serving lighthouse keeper on South Manitou Island, joined us to talk about the special lighthouse tour happening tomorrow.</p><p>First on the show, there has been a firestorm of protest in Highland Park after the discovery that a collection of history books, film and tapes from the city's high school was tossed in the trash.</p><p>Some 50 protestors gathered outside the high school in Highland Park, a member of the school board quit, and several people climbed into dumpsters to retrieve what they could.</p><p>The protests focused not only on the discarded books but on the way Highland Park School District's emergency manager Donald Weatherspoon is running things.</p><p>We started by turning to one of those people who searched through the dumpsters to retrieve as many books as possible. He is a Highland Park resident and an historian who helped build the collection of black history books, videos and movies.</p><p>Paul Lee joined us today from Highland Park.</p><p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 21:43:42 +0000 Stateside Staff 13448 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 MSU student produces documentary dedicated to casualties of Operation Enduring Freedom http://michiganradio.org/post/msu-student-produces-documentary-dedicated-casualties-operation-enduring-freedom <p>In October 2010, the 3rd Battalion 5th Marines deployed to Afghanistan. They were sent to relieve the British Royal Marines in the southern Helmand Province, a hotbed of insurgent fighters and IEDs.</p><p>Twenty-five Marines in the 3rd Battalion 5th Marines did not come home.</p><p>One of those who did come home went on to become a student at Michigan State University. Former Marine sniper Logan Stark is now a senior in MSU's Professional Writing Program.</p><p>As a class project, Logan formed a three-member team that produced a documentary called "For the 25" dedicated to his fallen brothers in the "Dark Horse" battalion, which suffered the highest number of casualties in 2010 during Operation Enduring Freedom.</p><p>Logan Stark joined us in the studio today.</p><p>You can watch "For the 25" below.</p><p>http://youtu.be/GkpNZWf8lw0</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 20:06:47 +0000 Stateside Staff 13447 at http://michiganradio.org MSU student produces documentary dedicated to casualties of Operation Enduring Freedom Marine from Midland survives sniper's shot in Afghanistan http://michiganradio.org/post/marine-midland-survives-snipers-shot-afghanistan <p>We&#39;re coming up on the tenth anniversary of the U.S. led war in Afghanistan.</p><p>So far, there have been 1,429 U.S. deaths from Operation Enduring Freedom, according to <a href="http://icasualties.org/oef/">icasualties.org</a>.</p><p>Marine Sgt. Paul Boothroyd III of Midland is lucky not to be one of those.</p><p>Andrew Dodson of <a href="http://www.mlive.com/midland/index.ssf/2011/03/midland_marine_healthy_after_helmet_saves_him_from_snipers_bullet.html">Booth Mid-Michigan</a> has a piece on Boothroyd&#39;s remarkable story.</p><p>A sniper&#39;s bullet hit Boothroyd&#39;s Kevlar helmet while on patrol in southern Afghanistan.</p><p>Boothroyd thought the helmet stopped the bullet, but the bullet was later found lodged behind his right ear - millimeters away from a main artery and his spinal cord.</p><p>From the article:</p><blockquote><p>Boothroyd III travels back to Midland this week with his wife Ashley Boothroyd from Maryland. Their 2-year-old son, Paul Boothroyd IV, is with his grandparents waiting for his parent&rsquo;s return to Michigan.</p><p>He enlisted in the Marines following high school. After acing a linguistics test, the Marines sent him to school, where he learned to speak modern and traditional dialects of Arabic, including Iraqi.</p><p>After his time off in Midland, Boothroyd III plans to return to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina awaiting his next tour of duty. He says he appreciates his time off, but wants to return to the Middle East.</p></blockquote><p>Boothroyd says he looks forward to &quot;get back to the fight.&quot; Tue, 22 Mar 2011 13:47:26 +0000 Mark Brush 1741 at http://michiganradio.org Marine from Midland survives sniper's shot in Afghanistan