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in the American Revolution, colonial militiamen or armed citizens who agreed to turn out for service at a minute's notice. The term minutemen is used especially for the men who were enrolled (1774) for such service by the Massachusetts provincial congress. These were "the embattled farmers" who fought against the British at Lexington and Concord.
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So when Billiken guard Mike Crawford launched a 3-point try with 3 seconds left and the Minutemen ahead by two, the UMass bench held its collective breath.
The sentence, on page six, says "None of these groups were successful in getting rid of the Minutemen.
Campbell offered to donate $100,000 immediately so the Minutemen could buy steel posts--the first step in building an "Israeli style" security fence--and install them in time for the groundbreaking ceremony.
In the past month, the Minutemen have gathered outside St.
In his latest CRB column ("Migrant Thoughts," Summer 2006), Mark Helprin objects to the "febrile militia of Willie Nelson look-alikes" and "armed geezers," presumably referring to the Minutemen who have attracted much attention in the press since their month-long border-watch project in April 2005.
In 1993, the Minutemen transitioned to the C-130T Hercules, left, and today the squadron comprises approximately 275 personnel, including 35 pilots.
The Minutemen are just the most visible sign of the growing public discontent with mass illegal immigration.
The premiere of We Jam Econo, The Story of the Minutemen was thrown at the classy old Warner Grand Theatre right in downtown Pedro at the end of February.
Jamming econo is a term used by the Minutemen, which according to their bassist, Mike Watt ".
AMHERST -- Four minutes of struggle negated 36 of UMass' strongest minutes of the season Wednesday as the Minutemen couldn't close out Davidson at the Mullins Center.