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  • Turkish Man Killed 2 Wives, Seeks New Lover on TV

    05/09/2014 12:19:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, May 09, 2014
    A 62-year-old Turkish man who murdered his two former wives has made headlines in Turkey after appearing on a TV marriage program to find a new partner. Sefer Calinak appeared on a Turkish television dating show in search of a new partner. He shocked the host of Flash TV’s “Ne Çıkarsa Bahtına” (The Luck of the Draw) and the audience when he casually admitted killing his two previous wives, stressing that he was now an “honest person looking for a new wife.” Sefer Calinak, admitted on TV that he had served prison sentences for each of the murders and had...
  • The Church is a Bride, not a Widow

    08/17/2012 1:50:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | August 16, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The readings from the Feast of the Assumption still echo in my mind. I am particularly mindful of their announcement of victory: I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have salvation and power come, and the Kingdom of our God and the authority of his Anointed One. Rev (12:10) Then comes the end, when [Christ] hands over the Kingdom to his God and Father, when he has destroyed every sovereignty and every authority and power. For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death, for...
  • Bride, Kosovo

    12/14/2013 1:43:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    National Geographic ^ | DECEMBER 14, 2013 | Photograph by Nita Zeqiri
    A tradition a thousand years old, passed on to generations in today's remote Donje Ljubinje in the Zhupa area in south Kosovo. Today, this tradition is at the verge of extinction, as only a 65-year-old lady continues preparing young brides according to their traditions. The bride's face is painted in many beautiful layers of color. Three golden circles symbolizing the cycles of life are tied to one another by the golden roads that one crosses over their lifetime. The inner red circles are symbols of fertility, where red and blue dots are born from, and the whole face is covered...
  • Photo of Marine and his bride praying before wedding goes viral [PHOTO]

    06/14/2013 3:37:56 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 47 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6-14-2013 | Taylor Bigler
    A simple image of a Lynchburg, Va., Marine and his bride praying before their wedding has gone viral. In the photo, Bre and Josh Curtas are seen holding hands from around a corner so that the groom cannot see the bride. According to Bre, who started a Tumblr account after the photo went viral, the future husband and wife were were praying for their marriage. My husband prayed that God would bless our marriage, that through thick or thin together we would never lose hope in one another, she wrote. That instead of focusing on each others imperfections we would...
  • Quebec bride-to-be plunges to death into waterfall in her wedding dress

    08/25/2012 5:38:57 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 46 replies
    Windsor Star ^ | August 24, 2012 | Canadian Press
    RAWDON, Que. - A bride-to-be has plunged to her death, tumbling down from a cliff into a waterfall while wearing her wedding dress. The woman was being photographed Friday at Dorwin Falls in Rawdon, Que., which she had chosen as the backdrop for her wedding pictures. During the photo shoot, around 2 p.m., she slipped on some rocks and plummeted into the water. The falls, at their highest point, are just over 18 metres high. The immediate rescue team included firefighters and provincial police, and divers were soon on their way. The woman's body was found several hours later. A...
  • WAIT NO LONGER [ Charismatic Caucus ]

    02/11/2012 2:11:49 PM PST · by Jedediah · 12 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 2-11-12 | Jedediah
    You have been waiting in suspense for Me to move in a spectacular way , not for yourselves but for the Body and the Bride and to AWE the lost and stolen those wandering aimlessly in the darkness with no hope ! YEA ! I Declare Hope is Here ! And your Glory Cloud has landed but it is the key of Faith swinging in the incense of worship that causes My smoke to Gather , My wings to spread as over the Mercy Seat ! And My Eyes and My Heart to Rest upon you as I nestle you...
  • IS THIS IS THIS SWEDENS FUTURE PRINCESS?

    01/13/2012 9:04:47 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 38 replies · 3+ views
    UpStairs News/Downstairs Gossip ^ | January 13 2012 | Rita Skeeter
    Is Sofia Hellqvist Prince Carl-Philps future wife and princess bride? Sofia Hellqvist was born on December 6, 1984 in Tby and moved to lvdalen at the age of six and during her teen years was a part of the fine arts set in school where she apparently got exceptionally good grades and was a popular student and took dance lessons. Later she studied in Stockholm while working as a hostess and waitress part time and doing modeling for a variety of publications.
  • Groom & doom after wedding Leaves ring for bride then jumps into river

    11/22/2011 7:36:59 PM PST · by Altariel · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 22, 2011 | By C.J. SULLIVAN, ERIN CALABRESE and JEANE MACINTOSH
    <p>A Bronx groom hurled himself into the Harlem River over the weekend just hours after exchanging marriage vows with his longtime love.</p> <p>Fernando Brazier, 28, took the fatal leap after leaving a suicide note for his bride, Trudian Hay, at the front desk of the Radisson Hotel in New Rochelle, where the couple and family members spent the night after celebrating their wedding.</p>
  • Paralyzed at her bachelorette party, bride to marry Friday

    07/18/2011 1:57:32 PM PDT · by Immerito · 38 replies
    MSNBC ^ | July 18, 2011 | Martha Waggoner
    RALEIGH, N.C. A year after she was paralyzed in poolside horseplay at her bachelorette party, Rachelle Friedman knows one thing she would change about her life before the injury. "I wish we had danced together more because I love dancing so much, and we didn't do it enough," she says of her soon-to-be husband. "Looking back, I would have done it every night." Friedman will finally make it down the aisle on Friday, marrying the man who has waited with her to exchange vows since the accident. She is wearing the same gown she chose for the first ceremony...
  • Jilted bride saved in suicide drama

    05/18/2011 11:00:59 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 29 replies
    Reuters via MSNBC ^ | May 18, 2011 | Reuters
    A jilted bride-to-be was dragged to safety after threatening to leap from a seventh-story window after her fianc married another woman, Reuters reported. Dressed in her wedding gown, a college student identified only as Miss Li climbed out on the window ledge of the building in Changchun city in northeast China. According to local TV, the 22-year-old sobbed and swung her legs out the window for about an hour before police officers arrived. Li said she could not live with the fact her fianc had left her and married another woman just days before their wedding, local TV said. Video:...
  • To The Beauty of My Bride On Our 15th Anniversary

    03/08/2011 5:05:15 AM PST · by RGrizzle · 14 replies
    At the tender age of fifteen your beauty first serenaded me. Your pretty blue eyes, delicate lips, and soft flowing hair together created such sweet harmonies. Your precious smile cast an irresistible melody to my young heart. However, in the complacency of marriage your sweet song became muted to me. Selfish pride covered my ears. Indifference drowned out the melody that once made my heart dance. Emptiness might have been our fate except for a beauty whose stanzas were not yet complete. Unnoticed to me at first, your outward beauty had been augmented. A kind word without cause. Honor though...
  • Playboy mansion? More like a squalid prison

    12/30/2010 9:39:11 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 83 replies · 99+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:43 PM on 30th December 2010 | By David Leafe
    The marriage proposal was apparently a rather romantic affair. On Christmas Eve, the couple watched a late-night movie together and then exchanged gifts: for him a framed photograph of their King Charles Spaniel, for her an engagement ring. She burst into tears, he revealed on Twitter at the weekend. This is the happiest Christmas in memory. The most memorable Christmas ever, she tweeted in agreement. I love him. All of which might be rather more touching if the prospective groom was not Playboy tycoon Hugh Hefner who, at 84, is 60 years older than his fiance, a platinum blonde model...
  • Man shoots bride, best man, then himself at wedding party after announcing a 'surprise'

    12/22/2010 5:51:28 AM PST · by inflorida · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 20, 2010 | AP
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) A bridegroom fatally shot his new wife, his best man and then himself after announcing to horrified guests that he had a "surprise" for them, authorities said Monday. Witnesses reported that 29-year-old Rogerio Damascena, a sales manager in Camaragibe, outside the northeastern Brazilian city of Recife, did not give any previous indication that anything was wrong at his wedding reception, police investigator Joao Brito said. Brito would not speculate on a possible motive, saying family members were in shock and he had not interviewed them yet.
  • Bride-to-be set to say 'I do' to herself

    10/23/2010 2:52:48 PM PDT · by billorites · 30 replies
    MSNBC ^ | October 22, 2010
    Chen Wei-yih has posed for a set of photos in a flowing white dress, enlisted a wedding planner and rented a banquet hall for a marriage celebration with 30 friends. But there is no groom. Chen will marry herself. Uninspired by the men she's met but facing social pressure to get married, the 30-year-old Taipei office worker will hold the reception next month in honor of just one person. "Age thirty is a prime period for me. My work and experience are in good shape, but I haven't found a partner, so what can I do?" Chen said. "It's not...
  • The Bride Will Leave Christendom--Vision by Wayne Thomas [NZ]

    09/17/2010 6:26:32 AM PDT · by Quix · 43 replies
    ANDREW STROM'S email and website ^ | 17 SEP 2010 | Via Wayne Thomas
    [Quixicated emphases] "THE BRIDE Will LEAVE CHRISTENDOM"-Vision by Wayne Thomas. The following vision is probably one of the most well-known that hasever come out of my home nation of New Zealand. It is a key vision that has been acknowledged and read around the world. This vision was given to Wayne Thomas late in 1993. He told me that it was probably the most powerful he had ever seen. VISION of THE BRIDE LEAVING CHRISTENDOM-Wayne Thomas. Basically, it was a traditional wedding scene. The radiantly beautiful Bride had just stepped out of the Cathedral and was standing on the top...
  • Prayers needed for Sans-Culotte's bride!

    05/31/2010 8:30:03 PM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02 · 63 replies · 632+ views
    5/31/10 | ALPHA-8-25-02
    Lord, we come to you requesting Your protection for our sister's surgery. Please guide the care givers as they undertake the physical removal of the cancer from her body and we pray, for the complete restoral of her health after the surgical procedure. Lord we pray for our brother Sans-Culotte, give him grace filled calmness and trust in Your total sovereignty and Your love for Your elect. We pray all of this, according to Your will and for Your glory; in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Answer Me When I Call 4:1 Answer me when I...
  • The bubble-wrap bride who knew exactly what to wear

    05/17/2010 11:06:50 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 45 replies · 1,853+ views
    UK DailyMail ^ | May 17, 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Traditionally a bride wears something old, new, borrowed and blue. But when Rachael Robinson got married it was simply a case of something recycled. For the 30-year-old primary school deputy headteacher wore a dress made of bubble wrap when she tied the knot with Duncan Turner, 32. As well as not costing her anything, anytime she got nervous during the ceremony she could pop a few bubbles to release the tension. The dress used up 13ft of the packing material and was put together last month by pupils and parents at her school for a fashion show featuring recyclable materials.
  • THIS DAY OF MY AWAKENING \o/ OH "HEART" OF "MINE" !

    04/03/2010 9:53:10 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 49 replies · 465+ views
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | scribed by Jedediah beside Enoch
    Your going to see a beautiful door of light open unto you my children , a door of enlightenment and beauty for as I AM your Groom so you are my Bride and in this oneness of spirit I shall indwell in you my eyes of understanding to reveal the wisdom of my ways (Psalm 118) . And now this pathway is completely open to you as my messengers unscroll it before you as My Breath ( spirit ) reveals and brings to light the Jot and Tittle of my ways , for you are the fragrance of incense I...
  • Crash kills pregnant bride on way to wedding

    03/13/2010 9:47:00 PM PST · by myknowledge · 19 replies · 1,411+ views
    Nine News ^ | March 14, 2010 | Ninemsn staff
    A pregnant bride-to-be has been killed in a horror crash on the way to her Las Vegas wedding. Kristen Kay Taylor was killed when the car she was driving was rear-ended by a truck in a 13-car pileup near Cedar City in the US state of Utah late last week, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. Ms Taylor, 25, was driving her Kia Spectra with fiance Gregory Bennin on Interstate 15 and slowed down when the truck in front of her crashed into several cars during a snowstorm. Just moments later another truck ploughed into the rear of the couples car,...
  • Arab conned into marrying bearded lady (LOL)

    02/11/2010 1:04:11 AM PST · by bogusname · 14 replies · 869+ views
    The register ^ | February 10, 2010 | Lester Haines
    A Dubai man whose fiance kept her charms hidden under a niqab opted for a quick divorce after his first glimpse beneath the veil revealed she was cross-eyed and sported a beard. According to Gulf News, the unnamed "ambassador" never saw his intended's face on the few times they met, but was convinced all was well since the bride's mother had shown his mum pictures of his wife-to-be.
  • Arab ambassador discovers bride is bearded and cross-eyed behind veil

    02/10/2010 3:07:43 PM PST · by Pearls Before Swine · 18 replies · 798+ views
    Telegraph --UK--online ^ | 02/10/10 | Telegraph -- UK
    (Excerpt): he envoy had only met the woman a few times, during which she had hidden her face behind a niqab, the Gulf News reported. After the marriage contract was signed, the ambassador attempted to kiss his bride-to-be. It was only then that he discovered her facial hair and eyes. ... He sued for the contract to be annulled ....
  • PREPARE THE CHURCH ! PREPARE THE BRIDE ! \O/ are you Rapture ready ?

    12/30/2009 10:46:58 AM PST · by Jedediah · 28 replies · 828+ views
    Prepare the Church ! Prepare the Bride , There is no place for mankind to hide ! For the eyes of the Lord look to and fro , And The Spirit of God knows where his breath goes , Job 33:4 The spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life So fill your vessels and trim your wicks , For a suddenly is coming quick ! The Bride and the bridesmaids shall soon be as one , Pure and spotless not undone , The Groom awaits the striking of the hour ,...
  • China: Beauty search stirs up anger (organized recruitment of a trophy wife)

    12/04/2009 5:18:18 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 27 replies · 1,500+ views
    Shanghai Daily ^ | 12/04/09 | Wang Xiang
    Beauty search stirs up anger Created: 2009-12-4 0:29:15 Author:Wang Xiang THE head of a provincial education department in southern China warned local universities to act quickly in order to avoid becoming "wife candidate pools" for bachelors from wealthy families. The reprimand from Wang Yuxue, vice director of Guangdong Province's education department, came after a company started seeking beautiful female undergraduates at six universities who would be interested in marrying one of two bachelors. The bachelors claimed to be "second rich generation," a Chinese term referring to those born into extremely wealthy families. "These people think money is everything and the...
  • THE SHAPING OF THE BRIDE OF CHRIST

    10/25/2009 8:36:54 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 343 replies · 2,721+ views
    spirit of Prophecy | scribe
    Joint combined retrofitting of my body and church is aggregating into its finished mold now " The Bride of Christ " , for all things foreign to my body are being dismembered and the ambiguity taking away from the clear view of all she is in this hour is being dissolved , leaving a clarity of the heart and spirit of My Bride so " The Mind of Christ " in all its manifold wisdom and glory may be revealed no longer "The Hidden Manna" but but a pronounced finality about to evolve completely true and faithful . So posture...
  • In India, New Seat of Power for Women

    10/12/2009 8:23:55 AM PDT · by Saije · 2 replies · 589+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 10/12/2009 | Emily Wax
    An ideal groom in this dusty farming village is a vegetarian, does not drink, has good prospects for a stable job and promises his bride-to-be an amenity in high demand: a toilet. In rural India, many young women are refusing to marry unless the suitor furnishes their future home with a bathroom, freeing them from the inconvenience and embarrassment of using community toilets or squatting in fields. About 665 million people in India -- about half the population -- lack access to latrines. But since a "No Toilet, No Bride" campaign started about two years ago, 1.4 million toilets have...
  • Bride Laughs Uncontrollably During Wedding Vows - Video

    09/05/2009 8:15:13 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 26 replies · 1,619+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 5, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of bride laughing uncontrollably during her wedding vows after the groom said during his vows, he took her to be his "wawfully" instead of "lawfully" wedded wife. He then threw in for good measure after "wawfully" -- "and pancaky." His bride totally lost it. . . . (Video)
  • VANITY -- INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING QUESTION --- KYOTO TO CALIFORNIA.

    08/24/2009 9:12:01 PM PDT · by Jo Nuvark · 53 replies · 2,364+ views
    My son is returning from Japan and needs info regarding international shipping. Any help would be appreciated. He has about three cubic meters of "stuff".
  • Bride's bouquet brings down plane

    07/15/2009 3:32:07 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 19 replies · 2,393+ views
    BBC ^ | 14 July 2009 | Staff
    The traditional throwing of a bride's bouquet for luck ended in disaster at an Italian wedding when the flowers caused a plane to crash. The bride and groom had hired a microlight plane to fly past and throw the bouquet to a line of women guests, Corriere della Sera reported. However, the flowers were sucked into the plane's engine causing it to catch fire and explode. The aircraft plunged into a hostel. One passenger on the plane was badly hurt. But about 50 people who had been in the hostel escaped unscathed, as did the pilot.
  • Sarah Palin is a Mail Order Bride? Chris Matthews Thinks So - Video

    03/31/2009 8:27:28 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 24 replies · 955+ views
    notoriouslyconservative.com ^ | 03 31 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    Now that MSNBC doesn't need to pick on Hillary Clinton, to help out their main man B.O., they have decided to do a little Palin bashing. Not only do they call her a mail order bride, they also compare her to a one night stand, like a floozy you pick up at a bar. Below is the exchange, for the video, see below: MATTHEWS: What happened between those two? FINEMAN: Uh, it was a lost weekend that didnt go beyond the weekend. [LAUGHTER] MATTHEWS: He thought she was something special [crosstalk] but she wasnt the genuine article. FINEMAN: You know...
  • Face of Defense: War Bride, Military Mom, Soldier Serves in Iraq

    08/05/2008 4:22:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 128+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Sgt. David Turner, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq, Aug. 5, 2008 Two years after the Army raised the maximum age for enlistees, it is not uncommon to find soldiers over the age of 40 in the junior enlisted ranks. Army Spc. Gina Keller shares a meal with her husband, Army Sgt. Kevin Keller, at the Forward Operating Base Kalsu dining facility in Iraq. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. David Turner, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Some served in their younger years; others just always wanted to serve. Still others followed in their childrens...
  • Bride hopes Jenna's day doesn't interfere with hers

    05/10/2008 5:41:06 AM PDT · by cweese · 75 replies · 178+ views
    Austin Pravda ^ | May 10, 2008 | Erin Quinn
    Groom, many guests of one wedding will be on call for another - that of the president's daughter Saturday, May 10, 2008 WEST Nora Bartosh has been waiting for her wedding, scheduled for today, for the past six years. Now, the 34-year-old West drugstore clerk is worried that a president's daughter could steal her groom and thus her special day. The groom, all eight groomsmen and about 150 of the guests work in McLennan County law enforcement. That leaves Bartosh hoping that everything goes smoothly in and around President Bush's Crawford-area ranch today as first daughter Jenna says her...
  • Polygamous mystery: Does allegedly abused teen bride 'Sarah' exist?

    04/16/2008 8:37:47 AM PDT · by BGHater · 353 replies · 285+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 16 Apr 2008 | Brooke Adams
    SAN ANGELO, Texas - Where is the girl? Thirteen days have passed since Texas authorities entered a polygamous sect's ranch in Eldorado and removed every child living there, but they still do not know if they have the 16-year-old whose calls for help moved them to act. And there are questions about whether she really exists. "It's all a farce," says Annette, one FLDS woman whose children are in state custody. Says Donna: "They searched. Did they find her?" Skeptics point to a number of problems with the caller's story, which Texas authorities acknowledge was key to the dramatic raid....
  • Bride to tie knot in toilet paper dress

    12/19/2007 11:57:13 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 177+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/19/07 | AP
    NEW YORK - Here comes the bride, all dressed in white ... two-ply, extra soft toilet paper. Lovebirds Jennifer Cannon and Doy Nichols of Lexington, Ky., plan to get hitched Wednesday in a public restroom. She'll be wearing a gown fashioned from glue, tape and Charmin Ultra Soft and Ultra Strong toilet tissue. The intricately detailed dress was designed by Hanah Kim, winner of the 2007 Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest, sponsored by Cheap-Chic-Weddings.com. The wedding ceremony, to be attended by family and friends, will take place in Times Square at the Charmin Restrooms temporary, free public restrooms, a...
  • Muslim Brides Undergoing Painful Vaginal Surgery to 'Re-virginize' for Wedding Nights

    12/17/2007 9:48:51 AM PST · by Abathar · 55 replies · 313+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | 12/17/07
    On her wedding night, Aisha Salim will hand her blooded sheets to her in-laws as proof of her virginity, according to a story in The Daily Telegraph of Australia. But theres one problem. Being a modern English university graduate, she is far from the traditional untouched Muslim bride. Like most woman her age, Salim has smoked, drank, had sex and even lived with one of her past boyfriends. However, if the devout Muslim family of her soon-to-be husband or even her own family knew this, she could be murdered. Aisha has opted to have her virginity surgically restored...
  • 'Internet bride' held sheep farmer hostage

    08/13/2007 9:44:46 AM PDT · by DancesWithCats · 22 replies · 584+ views
    London Daily Telegraph ^ | august 13, 2007 | DancesWithCats
    An Australian sheep farmer who sought love over the internet was instead kidnapped and held hostage for 12 days after his African "bride" turned out to be a group of machete-wielding gangsters. Des Gregor, 56, flew to Mali with the promise of a dowry of gold and marriage to "Natacha", reportedly a Liberian refugee in her twenties, following a whirlwind affair over the world wide web. But when he stepped off the plane, men claiming to be the woman's relatives took him to a flat in the capital, Bamako, where he was robbed, bound and threatened with having his limbs...
  • Giuliani's Princess Bride: Politics and Power

    07/31/2007 11:22:31 AM PDT · by OldGuard1 · 25 replies · 931+ views
    VanityFair ^ | September 2007 | Judy Bachrach
    Judith Giuliani always dreamed big, which got her out of small-town Pennsylvania, through two marriages, and into the arms of Rudy Giuliani. But, as her husband runs for president, people are asking, "Who does she think she is?" It was the first anniversary of 9/11 at Ground Zero, an occasion when the names of the dead were read aloud. The first reader was to be Rudy Giuliani, New York's mayor at the time of the disaster, whose actions during those terrible days would prove a political boon. An army of policemen flanked him?an excessive number, spectators thought, since, due to...
  • Runaway bride story to become rock opera

    01/25/2007 12:42:19 PM PST · by Cagey · 12 replies · 373+ views
    Cnews ^ | 1-25-2007
    DULUTH, Ga. (AP) - The story of runaway bride Jennifer Wilbanks is on its way to a theater in the form of a rock opera. The show is scheduled to open in October at the Red Clay Theatre and Arts Center. But Mark Pitt, the theater's owner, says the show will not be a comedic spoof of Wilbanks' infamous disappearance before her scheduled 2005 wedding. Instead, the rock opera will show how the community came together and bonded over the experience, which included a massive search for Wilbanks before she turned up a few days later. Wilbanks and her then-fiance,...
  • Musharraf Pledges To End Bride Sales

    12/05/2006 7:04:14 PM PST · by blam · 24 replies · 593+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-6-2006 | Isambard Wilkinson
    Musharraf pledges to end bride sales By Isambard Wilkinson in Islamabad Last Updated: 1:42am GMT 06/12/2006 The president of Pakistan pledged yesterday to ban the sale of brides along with other controversial customs that deny women basic human rights. Gen Pervez Musharraf announced that his government would shortly push through legislation that would also ensure women's rights to their inheritance. "A Bill is being considered to remove unjust social practices against women and it should be passed by the parliament," Gen Musharraf told a women's convention in the capital, Islamabad. He said that the legislation would ban the sale of...
  • Runaway Bride Suing Ex-Fiance for $500,000

    10/10/2006 3:43:50 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 9 replies · 685+ views
    Albuquerque Journal, AP ^ | october 10,2006 | unknown
    LAWRENCEVILLE, GA. Jennifer Wilbanks, who became known as the runaway bride after taking off just days before her lavish Georgia wedding in 2005, is suing her former fiance for $500,000.
  • Bride gets fireman's lift to church

    10/04/2006 2:39:19 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 4 replies · 472+ views
    icCoventry ^ | October 4, 2006 | Barbara Goulden
    WHEN a vintage car broke down on the way to her wedding, Coventry bride Candy Neill thought she'd have to hitch up her long white dress and run down the road to the church. Candy was already half-an-hour late for the service at St Paul's Church, Foleshill, Coventry, and was having a quiet weep as the old Daimler spluttered to a halt for the second time, stranding her on the Blue Ribbon roundabout near Phoenix Way. As other drivers whizzed by offering sympathetic glances, suddenly help materialised in the form of two fire engines which drew up alongside. Foleshill station...
  • Parents Charged With Abducting Bride

    10/04/2006 5:24:12 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 70 replies · 1,827+ views
    http://www.comcast.net ^ | 10 4 06 | DEBBIE HUMMEL
    SALT LAKE CITY - The parents of a bride-to-be told their daughter they were taking her on a shopping trip, but then drove to Colorado and kept her there until she missed the nuptials, officials said. Lemuel and Julia Redd have been charged with second-degree felony kidnapping. Utah County Attorney Kay Bryson said Tuesday he met with the couple's daughter, Julianna, and her now-husband Perry Myers before charging the parents. "I've never had a case quite like this," Bryson said. "It is strange that parents would go to that extent to keep an adult daughter from marrying the man that...
  • Drunken groom gone bad to walk down aisle in court

    08/28/2006 9:00:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies · 552+ views
    WHDH-TV ^ | August 28, 2006
    WEST BROOKFIELD, Mass. -- A new marriage is off to a tipsy start after a groom is arrested after attacking a guest at his own wedding reception. Deric Grendon, 24, of West Brookfield was let go on $100 bail, but he was later re-arrested for violating a restraining order his new bride took out on him after the assault. The charges against him include assault and battery on a police officer, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, resisting arrest and disturbing the peace. Witnesses say Grendon became violent during the party at of the Knights of Columbus Hall after...
  • 'Fiancee' actually a man - or why burka's are a bad idea.

    12/26/2005 12:11:21 PM PST · by visagoth · 81 replies · 3,210+ views
    News.com.au ^ | 12/26/2005 | News.com.au Staff
    AN Egyptian man discovered on his wedding day that his fiancee of three years was a man who had been concealing his identity behind a veil. The 26-year-old groom-to-be, Tamer Shehata, was notified by a female guest attending his wedding that his would-be wife was a man in women's clothing. When Mr Shehata confronted his fiancee, he broke down and revealed that he was actually an 18-year-old man called Ahmed Abo Zeid. Mr Abo Zeid confessed that he had tried several times to undergo a sex change but had failed to secure doctors' approval. Mr Abo Zeid, whose face was...
  • This Bride's Off of The Auction Block

    11/04/2005 9:22:39 PM PST · by woofie · 6 replies · 466+ views
    Albuquerque Journal | Friday, November 4, 2005 | Polly Summar
    Deborah Hale's effort to find the perfect man for the perfect house didn't have the perfect ending on eBay, at least. The 48-year-old Albuquerque woman's bid to sell her $600,000 Denver "house with bride" was taken down by eBay, twice, since it launched on Halloween Day. On Thursday, Hale said she didn't know why it was taken down. But eBay spokesman Hani Durzy said it violated the site's policies, including a restriction against "humans, the human body or human body parts." "You can't sell a person," said Durzy in a phone interview. "What she was offering was more than a...
  • Runaway Bride Mows Lawn of Gov't Building

    08/09/2005 6:51:05 PM PDT · by ChristianDefender · 18 replies · 579+ views
    Fox News ^ | 08-09-05 | Fox
    Instead of cutting out of town, runaway bride Jennifer Wilbanks is cutting lawns. Wearing an orange community service vest and a baseball cap with the slogan "Life is good," Wilbanks did part of her court-ordered community service Tuesday for lying to police after she ran off days before her wedding. "I'm doing well. ... I'm getting there," a sweating Wilbanks told a throng of reporters and photographers after her mower died out in the tall, wet grass. "I need to get back to work. I don't want to get into trouble." But her mower kept sputtering out, prompting her to...
  • ''Runaway Bride'' Ready to Tie the Knot

    08/06/2005 3:38:07 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 74 replies · 2,094+ views
    kyw1060.com ^ | 8/6/05 | unknown
    Word out of Duluth, Georgia is that runaway bride Jennifer Wilbanks is ready to take the plunge with her fianc, John Mason, 3 months after wedding-day jitters prompted her to skip town and claim she was abducted. The two have reportedly registered at Pottery Barn. The registry lists things like dining room furniture, a desk and some wine glasses, but shoppers say that's not what Wilbanks really needs: "How about a mirror to take a look at herself?" "A suitcase." "A ball and chain to tie her to the room when he comes in." "She should be registered at Athlete's...
  • Runaway Bride Makes Crime Pay - (Jennifer Wilbanks seals $500,000 book deal; pays Duluth, GA.$13K)

    06/21/2005 4:10:07 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 44 replies · 2,783+ views
    NEWSMAX.COM ^ | JUNE 21, 2005 | JAMES HIRSEN
    Remember Runaway Bride Jennifer Wilbanks? How could any of us forget the fleeing fiance, considering the wall-to-wall media coverage we had to endure. Well, now after pleading no contest to faking her own kidnapping, Wilbanks has been sentenced to probation and community service. She's also been fined $2,550 and is repaying the city of Duluth, Georgia, $13,250 towards the $40,000 search tab. In addition, Wilbanks is receiving treatment at a mental health facility. Oh, yeah, did I mention that she's just snagged a book and TV deal for a reported half-million dollars? That's right. According to the New York Post,...
  • Tsunami's teenage brides take place of the lost women

    06/05/2005 6:42:18 PM PDT · by QwertyKPH · 26 replies · 1,552+ views
    Times Online ^ | 06JUN05 | Catherine Philp
    Girls of 16 are married off for safety NAGARANI never dreamt that she would be married at 16. That was before the Boxing Day tsunami washed away her familys home and left her, her widowed mother and younger sisters with nowhere to live but a relief camp packed with other homeless villagers. First came the looks from the older men, then the visits to propose marriage. Then a neighbour threatened to kidnap her and tried to snatch her on her way to market. Her mother had had enough. You must marry, she told Nagarani. How long can I look after...
  • Runaway Bride Pleads Guilty To Felony

    06/02/2005 6:41:22 AM PDT · by kjam22 · 324 replies · 5,740+ views
    cnn online ^ | 06-02-2005 | CNN
    CNN breakin news says... "Runaway bride" Jennifer Wilbanks pleads guilty to felony charge of making false statements to police. Details soon.
  • Gratuitously Salacious Post About Jennifer Wilbanks - (this can NOT be true!.. must be a spoof!)

    05/21/2005 11:11:04 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 852+ views
    MENS NEWS DAILY.COM ^ | MAY 17, 2005 | PETE
    Wow, did you hear the latest on the runaway bride? Turns out she was going to New Mexico to visit an ex boyfriend to get some action before her wedding. Todd Kendrick, a CPA, said, she liked sex, and added, It wasn't serious. It was what it was, referring to their brief, but steamy, relationship. Kendrick never did hook up with Jennifer this time, but stated that we broke up when she started freakin out on me, I mean who wants to have sex in a hot tub filled with Cheetos? Sources report that Kendrick said Wilbanks had a healthy...