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  • Harrison Ford 'is being asked to reprise his role as Rick Deckard' in sequel (Blade Runner)

    05/16/2014 5:48:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 83 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 15, 2014 | Heidi Parker
    Harrison Ford may be reprising yet another beloved film character he made famous decades ago. In late April it was confirmed the 71-year-old actor would pick up a Lightsaber once more to play Han Solo in the JJ Abrams-directed reworking of Star Wars. Then on Thursday Deadline reported Ford was being asked to step back into his role as Rick Deckard in the sequel to his 1982 science fiction thriller Blade Runner.
  • Steroids found at Blade Runner’s mansion Cops find bloodied cricket bat too

    02/18/2013 9:29:55 AM PST · by Dave346 · 21 replies
    The Sun ^ | 2/18/13 | NICK PARKER
    BANNED steroid drugs were found in Oscar Pistorius’s house after he shot dead lover Reeva Steenkamp. Police also discovered a blood-stained cricket bat in the Blade Runner’s mansion in Pretoria, South Africa — and evidence of heavy drinking before the 3am shooting. Cops are now probing a theory that Pistorius may have blasted Reeva in an explosion of fury caused by the performance-boosting steroids. They are investigating whether murder suspect Pistorius was in the grip of “roid rage” — a side-effect of high doses of the outlawed drugs. Officers who searched the 26-year-old’s home after lover Reeva was killed in...
  • Vanity - anybody know max blade length in DC?

    12/23/2010 6:57:27 AM PST · by jagusafr · 17 replies
    23 Dec 10 | jagusafr
    I'm changing reserve assignments to the DC area and am hoping somebody can tell me what restrictions exist on carry of concealed blades (since I can't carry my Sigma).
  • Boy who brought knife to school avoids expulsion

    02/25/2010 8:24:23 PM PST · by Fiji Hill · 15 replies · 609+ views
    Myfoxphoenix ^ | 2/24/2010
    <p>PHOENIX - It was a day of reckoning for the Phoenix boy who accidentally brought a penknife to school in his backpack.</p> <p>The school was considering expelling fifth grader Zane Champion, citing its zero-tolerance policy against weapons.</p> <p>After a long night of deliberations, the school board decided not to expell Champion. The governing board met with Champion's family for nearly three hours Tuesday night at the Arizona School for the Arts in downtown Phoenix.</p>
  • Democrats loose the dogs

    03/14/2009 8:45:34 PM PDT · by NoCmpromiz · 30 replies · 1,658+ views
    Toledo Blade ^ | 3/14/2009 | Jack Kelly
    SAMUEL Joseph Wurzelbacher, Rick Santelli, and Jim Cramer owe much of their 15 minutes of fame to Saul Alinsky, a Chicago Marxist who died in 1972. Mr. Alinsky is considered to be the father of "community organizing" as the path to social revolution. A year before his death he published a book, Rules for Radicals, which distilled what he had learned from his experiences, his reading of Marx and Lenin, and from his associations with crime boss Al Capone and labor leader John Lewis. Rule 11 is: "Pick a target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it. Don't try to attack...
  • Inaugural No-Nos: Strollers, Coolers, Backpacks and More... (Umbrellas. Ever pray for rain?)

    12/05/2008 10:50:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies · 1,155+ views
    Inaugural No-Nos: Strollers, Coolers, Backpacks and More... The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies has posted on its Web site a number of tips to keep in mind for those planning on attending the Jan. 20 swearing-in ceremony and parade. Among the list of items banned from the festivities are baby strollers, coolers, backpacks, thermoses, umbrellas and signs. Go here for the full list and other tips about what to wear and what to expect.
  • The (Toledo) Blade's new reality (Pay cuts - Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    06/01/2007 6:14:38 AM PDT · by abb · 24 replies · 461+ views
    Toledo Blade ^ | June 1, 2007 | Editorial
    IT WAS an agonizing nine months for all involved, but the long and contentious dispute between The Blade and its unions is finally over, and our managers and returning employees can once again pool their talents in the joint enterprise they love: producing the best daily newspaper they can. Our new labor contracts reflect that our business is much different from the one many of us knew years ago, and we are grateful that our employee organizations came to accept the unavoidable. All of us were frustrated by the dictates of that new reality, and saddened that lockouts and layoffs...
  • Mysterious Samurai Saves Police in UK

    01/17/2007 1:22:47 AM PST · by burzum · 94 replies · 3,200+ views
    TV3 News NZ ^ | 16 February 2007
    A samurai sword wielding vigilante has come to the rescue of two Police officers when they were attacked by an armed gang in South Shields, England. A group of men had forced their way into a house and were ransacking the place when passing plain-clothes officers were alerted by a woman inside screaming. The criminals outnumbered them and were armed with a hammer, knives and chains and attacked the Police officers. As one of them stabbed at a Policeman with his knife, a mysterious do-gooder appeared from nowhere and attacked him with a samurai sword. One of the burglars began...
  • Knife amnesties 'have no effect'

    12/06/2006 11:05:49 PM PST · by james500 · 18 replies · 1,830+ views
    BBC News ^ | Thursday, 7 December 2006, 05:56 GMT | ?
    Knife amnesties have no real impact on reducing knife crime, according to a Metropolitan Police report. An eight-week Met Police amnesty over the summer showed that, after a slight dip in knife-related crime, levels were back to normal within weeks, it said.
  • Knives under the gun (knives are 'tools of death')

    09/21/2006 6:06:19 AM PDT · by Grig · 44 replies · 855+ views
    The Ottawa Sun ^ | September 21, 2006 | By LAURA CZEKAJ
    KNIVES are no different than guns -- they both are "tools of death," says the mother of stabbing murder victim Andrew Moffitt. Paulette Moffitt has not failed to notice that knives have been used in two major crimes making headlines this week -- the brutal attempted murder of Karen Parker who was found in Britannia Park and the slaying of Sami El-Ghazal in a parking lot. "A knife and a gun, the only difference is that the gun makes noise. They both take lives," she said, yesterday during a dedication ceremony of a plaque to honour her son. The Moffitt...
  • Prohibited item found on plane at Bradley Airport (utility knife found during PHL-BDL flight)

    08/25/2006 12:39:18 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 18 replies · 967+ views
    WTNH ^ | August 25, 2006 | WTNH
    (Windsor Locks-WTNH, Aug. 25, 2006 Updated 2:56 PM) _ State police tell News Channel 8 that this morning a passenger reported a prohibited item on an inbound U.S. Airways flight from Philadelphia to Bradley International Airport. The crew was alerted to the item just as it was scheduled to land; the plane landed safely around 9:00 a.m. on Friday. There were 50 passengers and five crew members onboard. All remained onboard for about 20 minutes as officials searched the airplane. A utility knife was found on one of the seats of the plane. Transportation Safety Administration and state police are...
  • Tough time for Blade, employees (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    08/22/2006 1:51:16 PM PDT · by abb · 32 replies · 3,521+ views
    The Toledo Blade ^ | August 22, 2006 | Staff
    REGRETTABLY, The Blade today finds itself in a labor dispute with the people who traditionally have mattered most to the company: our employees and their families. We wish it were not so. We wish that it had not become necessary to utilize a management prerogative with an unfortunate sounding name - a lockout. So we believe it is instructive to explain for our readers, and indeed, for our own workers, why we are at this point. The simple truth is that The Blade is bleeding financially and cannot continue to operate indefinitely under such circumstances. The company would not be...
  • Top cop makes a point about killer blades

    07/10/2006 2:15:33 AM PDT · by managusta · 116 replies · 7,768+ views
    The Sunday Sun ^ | Jul 9 2006 | Phil Doherty
    One of the region's top cops has called for a ban on pointed blades so that they cannot be used as lethal weapons. The Chief Constable of Northumbria police Mike Craik said he would like to see implements like kitchen knives only being sold with rounded ends to make them safer. He explained: "You rarely get victims who are sliced to death . . . they are usually stabbed. "So, the problem is pointed knives. If you ask chefs how many times they need to use pointed knives they'll tell you they don't need them at all." Mr Craik spoke...
  • Knife amnesty nets 17,700 weapons (UK)

    06/16/2006 10:42:05 AM PDT · by dennisw · 81 replies · 1,846+ views
    bbc ^ | 16 June 2006, 12:15 GMT 13:15 UK
    Knife amnesty nets 17,700 weapons Over 17,700 weapons were handed in during the first week of the national knives amnesty, the Home Office said. Machetes, meat cleavers and axes as well as knives were among the haul of 17,715 surrendered to the 43 police forces across England and Wales. Home office minister Vernon Coaker said the results were "encouraging". The five-week amnesty, running until 30 June, allows people to surrender knives at police stations without fear of punishment. Mr Coaker urged those who had not yet handed in their weapons to do so. "The initial figures for the first week...
  • With guns banned, knifings increase

    06/09/2006 4:22:18 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 25 replies · 1,007+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | June 9, 2006 | Editorial
    In 1997, Great Britain outlawed private ownership of handguns, and by 2003, gun crimes had doubled and violent crime had increased markedly. Those numbers continue to rise. Now knife crimes are increasing in Britain. For the most recent one-year period for which government records are available, 29 percent of homicides -- twice the rate of the United States -- were committed with "sharp instruments": knives, switchblades, etc. London had 12,589 knife-related crimes, most involving teenage boys. Knives are becoming the weapon of choice for young people, criminologists say, because they're easier to get and "less illegal" than guns. It's not...
  • Star Trek blade seized(stick a fork in the uk its done)

    05/26/2006 12:28:24 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 75 replies · 1,819+ views
    http://www.thesun.co.uk/ ^ | 5 26 06 | MIKE SULLIVAN
    THIS five-foot martial arts sword capable of beheading a man was recovered by shocked cops in a house raid. The terrifying Batleth weapon is identical to one wielded by Klingon aliens in the Star Trek sci-fi films. Officers seized the three-handled sword — which has huge pointed blades at either end — at a home in Gloucester. It was shown yesterday at the start of a five-week national knife amnesty. Cops hope 30,000 blades will be handed in, with owners free from prosecution. Local Insp Mac McGarry wielded the sword, which he said had been sharpened to kill. He said:...
  • Terror weapons (knives) taken off Coventry's streets (banning knives)

    04/08/2006 12:35:25 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 70 replies · 1,280+ views
    Coventry ^ | April 7, 2006 | Ben Griffin
    THESE horrifying knives have been taken off the streets of Coventry in the last 10 days. They are examples of the kinds of blades police and the Evening Telegraph are trying to banish from the city during the One Knife One Life campaign. The campaign, which was launched in the city last week, aims to teach youngsters - and particularly teenage boys - the dangers of knives. Police say young people carry knives to make themselves feel more secure, or because they know other people do. They say they don't think about the potentially devastating consequences carrying a knife can...
  • Couple throw knives, bombs at each other

    03/13/2006 7:23:59 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 40 replies · 980+ views
    News.com.au ^ | 3/14/2006 | Staff
    A MEXICAN couple were recovering separately after a marital spat got out of control and saw them firing guns, throwing knives and hurling homemade bombs, Mexican daily Milenio said yesterday. In scenes taken straight out of hit romantic comedy Mr and Mrs. Smith starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Juan Espinosa and Irma Contreras fought until their house blew up in a homemade gasoline bomb explosion, the paper said. Police called to the home in the indigenous Mayan Indian town of Oxkutzcab in the southeastern state of Yucatan arrested Mr Espinosa. Ms Contreras was taken to hospital with third-degree burns....
  • Machetes cutting a wider swath of fear in U.S. communities

    03/08/2006 7:52:54 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 138 replies · 3,036+ views
    Scripps Howard News Service ^ | March 2, 2006 | By LISA HOFFMAN
    They have the heft of an ax, a blade nearly as long as a sword, and the intimidation power to make the hair stand up on the back of your neck. Cheap and easily bought, machetes in America have commonly been reserved for underbrush and sugar-cane cutting. But now, in a spreading trend that so far has drawn little national attention, criminals are using machetes as weapons, striking fear in cities and towns across the country. Witness these recent incidents: In the heartland Indiana city of Evansville in February, a robber pulled a machete on a convenience-store cashier, who put...
  • Judge: Arrest Unnecessary For Student With Knife

    01/10/2006 4:24:23 PM PST · by Westlander · 126 replies · 2,041+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | January 10, 2006 | The Associated Press
    DETROIT -- A Detroit judge said Wayne State University police should not have arrested a student for carrying a knife. The knives are part of his Sikh religious beliefs. Sukhpreet Singh Garcha was arrested in August for carrying a 10-inch knife, known as a kirpan, on his hip. Police said the knife violated the city's weapons laws. Carrying a kirpan at all times is a basic tenet of Sikhism, an Indian-based faith with an estimated 25 million followers worldwide. The judge ruled last month that the knife ordinance is intended to apply to people carrying a weapon for some unlawful...
  • Supreme Court rules kirpans (ceremonial Sikh Dagger) okay in school

    03/02/2006 2:59:19 PM PST · by proud_yank · 73 replies · 1,147+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | Mar 2, 2006 | RICHARD BLACKWELL AND TERRY WEBER
    The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Sikh students can carry ceremonial daggers to class and that doing so does not pose an undue danger to others in the schools. The top court overturned Thursday morning a Quebec Court of Appeals ruling that had barred the kirpan from schools in the province. The Quebec court had said a limit on religious freedom was reasonable, given the safety concerns from carrying the daggers to school. "Religious tolerance is a very important value of Canadian society," the top court judges wrote in their decision. "A total prohibition against wearing a kirpan...
  • B.C. Sikhs celebrate kirpan decision

    03/02/2006 2:14:56 PM PST · by ferri · 46 replies · 679+ views
    CBC ^ | Mar 2 2006
    Sikhs in B.C. are cheering the Supreme Court of Canada's decision that upholds the right of Sikh children to wear a ceremonial dagger to school. The case involved a Montreal student who wasn't allowed to wear his kirpan to school. Schools in B.C. have long permitted orthodox Sikh students to wear the ceremonial dagger. In its 8-0 judgment, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that a total ban infringed on Gurbaj Singh's guarantees of religious freedom under the Charter of Rights.
  • Let’s cut to the chase: blades must be banned

    02/13/2006 9:28:37 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 52 replies · 1,583+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 2/12/06 | Katie Grant
    Katie Grant: Let’s cut to the chase: blades must be banned As you walked down the street this morning to buy this paper, did you stop to wonder whether any of those you passed were carrying a knife? If you live in the west of Scotland, chances are that if you passed 20 young men aged between 15 and 25, almost all would have been carrying a “blade”, as the cool call them, for “protection”. Glasgow is more like The Sopranos than The Simpsons. Knowing this, Cathy Jamieson, the justice minister, has announced that there is to be a nationwide...
  • KNIFE AMNESTY LAUNCHED

    NATIONWIDE knife amnesty to end the carnage on our streets was launched yesterday. The five-week initiative, running throughout the UK, is aimed at repeating the success of Operation Blade, which took thousands of weapons off the streets of Strathclyde in 1993. Justice Minister Cathy Jamieson yesterday vowed it would be just one of many measures to battle knife crime in Scotland. Victims of the scourge have included policeman Lewis Fulton, knifed through the heart in Glasgow in 1994 as he tried to arrest a teenage schizophrenic. Knives are becoming an increasing menace in the hands of young girls, too. Kirsty...
  • Heartland Politics Covers the OH-2 Special

    05/03/2005 9:29:07 AM PDT · by GoBucks2002 · 4 replies · 381+ views
    Heartland Politics ^ | 05.03.05 | Fritz Wenzel
    Fritz Wenzel's The Daily Notebook (updated daily; sometimes more often) Tuesday, May 3 CINCINNATI - With the swift confirmation last week of Congressman Rob Portman as President Bush's new U.S. Trade Representative, the race is officially on to grab hold of his seat in the U.S. House. And it has attracted quite a cast of characters. Perhaps the best known is Pat DeWine, the son of the U.S. Senator. He's widely disliked, for a number of different reasons, among them the fact that he just won a seat as a Hamilton County commissioner in November, and is now wanting to...
  • Gifts from a journey in a Vietnam-era Huey

    02/08/2005 11:06:58 AM PST · by ladtx · 53 replies · 1,299+ views
    Austin American-Stateman ^ | Feb 8, 2005 | Brad Buchholz
    Gifts from a journey in a Vietnam-era Huey Austin's Cheryl and Pat Fries gambled everything on a dream film project and came away with the kind of fulfillment that is greater than money or fame. Sarah Beal (enlarge photo) Pat and Cheryl Fries finished editing 'In the Shadow of the Blade' in the summer and the movie will have its television premiere Thursday on the Military Channel. By Brad BuchholzAMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Tuesday, February 08, 2005 For the past five years, Pat and Cheryl Fries of Austin have gambled everything on a movie their own movie. It's the project of their...
  • Knives up ante in arguments

    01/18/2005 10:22:23 AM PST · by neverdem · 52 replies · 1,218+ views
    The London Free Press ^ | 2005-01-18 | KELLY PEDRO
    London police say the easily accessible weapons are coming out of pockets in the heat of the moment. The easy accessibility of knives on the street makes them deadly when emotions run high, London police said following a rash of weekend knifings. "Walking downtown with a pocket knife or some other type of knife . . . is not necessarily a criminal offence," London police Chief Murray Faulkner said yesterday. "But when emotions erupt, people know they have this weapon in their pocket and they're quick to use it." Latest police statistics show weapons offences, which aren't broken down by...
  • Man with Blade Held - Shoe Bomber part Deux?

    12/22/2004 1:12:58 PM PST · by Spyder · 50 replies · 1,900+ views
    Honolulu Star Bulletin ^ | 12-22-04 | Rosemarie Bernardo
    "This is evidence of why we recommend passengers to remove their shoes, because we need to X-ray (them)." Sidney Hayakawa Honolulu federal security director of the Transportation Security Administration Man with blade held He allegedly tried to board a flight with a box-cutter blade in his shoe sole By Rosemarie Bernardo rbernardo@starbulletin.com The Stafford-brand, size 10 1/2, black dress shoes looked common enough. But it was the box-cutter blade glued inside one of the shoes that caught the attention of security personnel at Honolulu Airport's Interisland Terminal yesterday. The 33-year-old man who put his shoes through the screening process now...
  • Pencil sharpeners banned after attack

    12/13/2004 7:34:38 AM PST · by Pikamax · 15 replies · 849+ views
    Manchester Online ^ | 12/09/04 | Manchester Online
    Pencil sharpeners banned after attack WEAPON: A pencil sharpener blade PENCIL sharpeners have been banned from a primary school after a pupil dismantled one and used the blade to slash another child's neck. The victim was attacked in the playground at Waterloo Primary School in Ashton under Lyne. He was taken to Tameside Hospital where he had butterfly stitches placed on the wound. The attacker was suspended for two days and is now back in school. Police, who were notified two days later, have spoken to the young attacker and his parents. Headteacher David Willis has now banned all pencil...