Merlene Olive Sloan GIG HARBOR, Wash. — Merlene Olive (Field) Sloan, 72, a 44-year resident of Gig Harbor, Wash., passed from this life on Sunday, the 19th of May, 2013. She was a retired bus driver for the Peninsula School District serving for more than 15 years and was active in monthly luncheons with fellow employees, retirees and supervisors. read more
June 12, 2013 - The Times Record
Yasser Arafat in Independent Online November 13, 1974: Arafat, wearing empty gun holster and holding sprig, tells UN General Assembly he bears "an olive branch and a freedom fighter's gun".
Mahmoud Abbas in Washington Post UNITED NATIONS -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Friday that his government was completely committed to a US-proposed Mideast peace conference and vowed that the "olive branch of peace" would not fall from his hands.
Elton John in RTT News He added, "Elton, during the performance made a lot of cracks: 'I suppose you all wonder why I'm here tonight?' But ultimately, it's a bit like an olive branch, I guess."