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  1. Community Corner: 12/03/16Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 2 | Log Cabin Democrat

    ... wife when my mom was in Greenbrier Nursing Rehab. Mom ate all her meals at there table. Mr. Bradford he was from Damascus. Please keep the following in prayers as always my mom, Betty Griffith is gradually getting worse. It takes two people to get ...

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  2. Guy-Perkins district to start search soon for superintendentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 9 | Arkansas Online

    GUY - Guy-Perkins Interim Superintendent Robert Stewart of Damascus said when he was hired that he'd help the fiscally distressed school district out for just a year, and he meant it.

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  3. Command and Control Exposes the 1980 Nuke Accident that Could Have Leveled ArkansasRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 8 | Broward-Palm Beach

    ... warhead in 1980 was sparked by the tiniest imaginable accident. A technician working on a Titan missile in a Damascus, Arkansas, silo dropped a wrench socket from a height of 70 feet; it bounced off a platform and punctured the missile's fuel tank, ...

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  4. Damascus under speed-trap reviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2016 | NWAonline

    A prosecutor's office has asked the Arkansas State Police to do further investigation to help determine whether the town of Damascus has violated the state's speed-trap law. Hiland said he could not speculate on how long it would take to wrap up the matter.

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  5. Command and Control: How a Socket Wrench and a Nuclear Missile Nearly Destroyed ArkansasRead the original story

    Oct 14, 2016 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    ... work 24-hour "tours." Command on Control introduces us to one such team of nuclear workers who were stationed near Damascus, Arkansas, in September 1980. They included members of the pressurization teams entrusted with the safety of the combustible ...

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  6. Command and Control, and Lack of SameRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2016 | East Bay Express

    ... but Robert Kenner's Command and Control is a documentary. The 1980 disaster at the Titan II missile complex outside Damascus, Arkansas actually happened, as numerous talking heads testify. Kenner's doc utilizes period footage and re-created ...

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  7. Command and Control' tells of 1980 nuclear accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2016 | SFGate

    ... Crisis in 1962. It was 18 years later, on Sept. 18, 1980, when a maintenance worker at a nuclear facility in Damascus, Ark., accidentally dropped a lug that punctured a hole in a Titan II missile. That feels about right, doesn't it? When the world ...

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  8. Rash Report: 'Command and Control' should spark a debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2016 | Star Tribune

    The documentary film "Command and Control" focuses on a 1980 accident at a Titan II missile silo that came terrifyingly close to causing a catastrophic nuclear explosion. Only " Command and Control " isn't a horror flick, but a documentary about a near nuclear-weapon explosion in Damascus, Ark., in 1980.

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  9. 'Command And Control' Could Be The Scariest Film You See All YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2016 | CBS Local

    ... world-changing damage. The documentary is based on the book "Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety" by journalist Eric Schlosser, of "Food Inc." fame. Built like a Cold War thriller, the movie takes ...

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  10. Review: Quietly scary nuclear crisis in documentary 'Command and Control'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    ... key on-screen presence), "Command and Control" focuses on a Sept. 18, 1980, accident at a Titan II missile silo in Damascus, Ark., that came terrifyingly close to causing a nuclear explosion that would have devastated the entire East Coast. But ...

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  11. Command and Control Exposes the 1980 Nuke Accident that Could Have Leveled ArkansasRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2016 | Denver Westword

    Command and Control is frightening for a whole pants-shitting list of reasons, but perhaps the scariest is that the near-detonation of a nuclear warhead in 1980 was sparked by the tiniest imaginable accident. A technician working on a Titan missile in a Damascus, Arkansas, silo dropped a wrench socket from a height of 70 feet; it bounced off a platform and punctured the missile's fuel tank, releasing an aerosol of pressurized hypergolic fuel into the silo and bunker.

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  12. Movie review: 'Command and Control' documents how close we've come to ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2016 | Myrtle Beach Online

    ... makes its point through a detailed analysis of a single incident from 1980 at a Strategic Air Command silo near Damascus, Ark. The incident sounds terrifying: A member of the Propellant Transfer Team working on a Titan II missile dropped an ...

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  13. Remember the TitanRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2016 | NWAonline

    Command and Control, about the 1980 explosion at the Titan II missile complex near Damascus, is the opening night film at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. Anyone who was alive and living in Arkansas in September 1980 almost wasn't -- living, that is -- as it nearly turned out.

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  14. Movie review: Quietly scary nuclear crisis in documentary 'Command and Control'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2016 | The Wichita Eagle

    ... key on-screen presence), "Command and Control" focuses on a Sept. 18, 1980, accident at a Titan II missile silo in Damascus, Ark., that came terrifyingly close to causing a nuclear explosion that would have devastated the entire East Coast. But ...

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  15. See These Movies ASAPRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2016 | Dallas Observer

    ... warhead in 1980 was sparked by the tiniest imaginable accident. A technician working on a Titan missile in a Damascus, Arkansas, silo dropped a wrench socket from a height of 70 feet; it bounced off a platform and punctured the missile's fuel tank, ...

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  16. Our Critics' Picks for Movies to See ASAPRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2016 | Phoenix New Times

    ... warhead in 1980 was sparked by the tiniest imaginable accident. A technician working on a Titan missile in a Damascus, Arkansas, silo dropped a wrench socket from a height of 70 feet; it bounced off a platform and punctured the missile's fuel tank, ...

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  17. 'Command and Control' documents how close we've come to nuclear annihilation, and it's terrifyingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2016 | Philly.com

    ... its point through a detailed analysis of a single incident from 1980 at a Strategic Air Command (SAC) silo near Damascus, Ark. The incident sounds terrifying: A member of the Propellant Transfer Team working on a Titan II missile dropped an ...

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  18. The thin line between safety and Armageddon is at the center of 'Command and Control' documentaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2016 | Los Angeles Times

    ... key on-screen presence), "Command and Control" focuses on a Sept. 18, 1980, accident at a Titan II missile silo in Damascus, Ark., that came terrifyingly close to causing a nuclear explosion that would have devastated the entire East Coast. But ...

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  19. Movie review: 'Command and Control' offers insight into potential nuclear disastersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2016 | Genesee Country Express

    ... Midwesterners on Sept. 18, 1980. The potential ground zero was an isolated Titan 2 missile silo in the boondocks of Damascus, Arkansas. It was there that two technicians armed with nothing but a 3-foot ratchet and a loosely attached 8-pound socket ...

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  20. September 23, 2016Editorial voices from newspapers across the United States:Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2016 | O-R Online

    ... rapes never get reported to authorities. And if we were to mention the possibility of a nuclear weapon exploding in Damascus, we doubt many readers would find the idea completely out of the question. But what about such a horrific tragedy happening ...

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