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"I am ready to hit the stage, man, i couldn't feel no better than this, i am all the way back except maybe 1% and time i go out I'll be 100," said Jones.
Obviously Jones hasn't lost his humor, but the continuous rumors claiming he's dead - even Facebook pages called RIP George Jones - have him pretty upset!
Jones isn't denying that he's been pretty sick. In fact, he wondered if he would bounce back. Jones health issues started about this time last year - when all of Nashville came together to celebrate his 80th birthday.
His time back on the road was short lived. Jones was forced to cancel several shows - he was even admitted to the hospital twice, because of serious respiratory issues.
Now, on his 81st birthday ...
George: "I am feeling so much better."
"The possum" is back out on the road again!
Wednesday, September 12 2012, 10:34 PM CDT
Afghan pilots learn air assault tactics from 101st
May 19, 2013 16:48 GMT
By KRISTIN M. HALL Associated Press
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) -- With Afghan troops increasingly leading combat operations on the ground, the Afghan Air Force's fledgling helicopter fleet based in Kabul has learned new techniques to support them from the air.
The U.S. Army's 101st Combat Aviation Brigade started a new training program at Bagram Air Field for Afghan helicopter pilots to learn how to perform air assault missions, which they have started to use in combat operations.
101st Combat Aviation Brigade Commander Col. Paul Bontrager said the Afghans need to be weaned off American aviation during the drawdown of U.S. forces this year.
The ability of Afghan helicopters to quickly drop soldiers into combat is a new and critical role.
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: LABOR GROUP SAYS CONDITIONS AT APPLE PLANTS IMPROVING
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.