Sunday, 29 March 2009
The age of Aquarius-How the shift affects the human race
Carthage, North Carolina
The shooting happened at a nursing home in Carthage, North Carolina
Authorities say the gunman, who is in custody, was among those injured.
Police Chief Chris McKenzie told local television station WRAL the shooter entered Pinelake Health and Rehab in the town of Carthage around 10.00am and opened fire.
The 90-bed facility is a care centre for patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
Police have not said what motivated the deadly attack.
A spokeswoman for the county hospital confirmed six patients were brought into the emergency department this morning.
Emily Sloane said one was in surgery and one had been released.
She would not confirm that the gunman was among those being treated.
"We activated our emergency plan when we got the notification," said Ms Sloane.
"We did put the hospital on lockdown, just given the nature of the incident."
Area 51-Fact or Fiction?
Area 51 is a military base, and a remote detachment of Edwards Air Force Base. It is located in the southern portion of Nevada in the western United States, 83 miles (133 km) north-northwest of downtown Las Vegas. Situated at its center, on the southern shore of Groom Lake, is a large secretive military airfield. The base's primary purpose is to support development and testing of experimental aircraft and weapons systems.
The base lies within the United States Air Force's vast Nevada Test and Training Range. Although the facilities at the range are managed by the 99th Air Base Wing at Nellis Air Force Base, the Groom facility appears to be run as an adjunct of the Air Force Flight Test Center (AFFTC) at Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert, around 186 miles (300 km) southwest of Groom, and as such the base is known as Air Force Flight Test Center (Detachment 3).
Though the name Area 51 is used in official CIA documentation, other names used for the facility include Dreamland, Paradise Ranch, Home Base, Watertown Strip, Groom Lake, and most recently Homey Airport. The area is part of the Nellis Military Operations Area, and the restricted airspace around the field is referred to as (R-4808N), known by the military pilots in the area as "The Box" or "the Container".
The intense secrecy surrounding the base, the very existence of which the U.S. government barely acknowledges, has made it the frequent subject of conspiracy theories and a central component to unidentified flying object (UFO) folklore.