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  • Student gets apology after told to alter singing of National Anthem

    01/28/2011 2:03:25 PM PST · by CholeraJoe · 30 replies
    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — A school principal has apologized to one of his students and her family after they protested that she'd been told to sing the Star-Spangled Banner in a more "traditional" way. The formal apology by Bloomington(IN) High School North principal Jeff Henderson was made public Thursday after a nearly two-hour meeting with student Shai Warfield-Cross, her family and other supporters.
  • Boeing to buy Montana aircraft part Maker Boeing to buy Montana aircraft part maker Summit

    11/22/2010 11:28:31 AM PST · by CholeraJoe · 2 replies
    The Kitsap Sun ^ | November 22, 2010
    SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing Co. said Monday it has agreed to acquire Summit Aeronautics Group, a Montana manufacturer of titanium and other hard metal structures for commercial and military aircraft. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed. Read more:
  • NEW CRIME STATISTICS Crime Rates Continue to Fall

    09/13/2010 12:04:50 PM PDT · by CholeraJoe · 29 replies
    FBI Website ^ | September 13, 2009
    During 2009, violent crime declined for the third year in a row, with an estimated 5.3 percent drop from 2008 figures. Property crime continued to fall as well—for a seventh straight year—with an estimated decrease of 4.6 percent. That’s according to our just-released report, Crime in the United States, 2009. These latest statistics come 80 years to the month after we took over the responsibility of compiling and publishing the nation’s crime data from the International Association of Chiefs of Police. The categories back in 1930 were almost identical to what we have today—murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, larceny-theft, burglary,...
  • Myocardial Infarction Self-Testing Kit Receives EU Clearance

    03/24/2010 6:47:14 AM PDT · by CholeraJoe · 46 replies · 548+ views
    Med Gadget ^ | March 22, 2010 | Orac
    China Sky One Medical Inc. has received Conformité Européenne (CE) certification for its Myocardial Infarction and Urine Microalbumin Diagnostic Kits, approving them for sale in the European Union member countries. The AMI diagnostic kit can be used by consumers for the early diagnosis of myocardial infarction. It requires the user to place a blood sample on a marker after which a plus or minus sign will appear, indicating whether the user should seek medical attention. It is based on an assay of heart-type fatty acid binding protein (hFABP), which peaks as early as one hour after myocardial damage occurs, much...
  • Nigerians Impersonating FBI Agents

    02/10/2010 6:19:34 AM PST · by CholeraJoe · 21 replies · 555+ views
    Email | 2/9/2010 | CholeraJoe
    Anti-Terrorist And Monetary Crimes Division FBI Headquarters In Washington, D.C. Federal Bureau Of Investigation J. Edgar Hoover Building 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20535-0001 Attn: Beneficiary, This is to officially inform you that it has come to our notice and we have thoroughly completed an Investigation with the help of our Intelligence Monitoring Network System that you legally won the sum of $3,200,000 USD from a Lottery Company outside your country. During our investigation we discovered that your e-mail won the money from an Online Balloting System and we have authorized this winning to be paid to you via...
  • DNA Breathing Dynamics in the Presence of a Terahertz Field

    01/05/2010 5:23:28 AM PST · by CholeraJoe · 33 replies · 919+ views via Med Gadget ^ | January 4, 2010 | B S Alexandrov
    We consider the influence of a terahertz field on the breathing dynamics of double-stranded DNA. We model the spontaneous formation of spatially localized openings of a damped and driven DNA chain, and find that linear instabilities lead to dynamic dimerization, while true local strand separations require a threshold amplitude mechanism. Based on our results we argue that a specific terahertz radiation exposure may significantly affect the natural dynamics of DNA, and thereby influence intricate molecular processes involved in gene expression and DNA replication.
  • Gallatin sheriff to be jailed until trial

    05/21/2009 2:17:25 AM PDT · by CholeraJoe · 1 replies · 399+ views
    Evansville Courier Press ^ | May 20, 2009 | Len Wells
    BENTON, Ill. — Gallatin County, Ill., Sheriff Raymond M. Martin has been ordered held in jail without bond until a yet-to-be-set trial on federal drug trafficking charges. At a brief detention hearing Wednesday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Philip Frazier granted a U.S. attorney's motion to detain Martin, 46, of Junction, until his trial. Martin is charged with three counts of distribution of marijuana and two counts of carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug crime. Illinois State Police drug agent Glenn Rountree presented three surveillance photos during testimony about the government's case against Martin.
  • Actor Jamie Waylett Reportedly Arrested for Drug Possession in London

    04/09/2009 5:02:41 AM PDT · by CholeraJoe · 18 replies · 810+ views
    The Leaky Cauldron ^ | 4/8/09 | Sue
    We have some troubling news to report tonight regarding one of the actors in the Harry Potter films. Stemming originally from a UK tabloid, world wide media have now carried the story that actor Jamie Waylett, who portrays actor Vincent Crabbe in the beloved film series, was arrested on charges of possessing an illegal substance. A rep for Scotland Yard told the BBC that police made the arrest after searching a car carrying 19 year old Jamie and a friend. "The car was searched and officers found eight bags of a substance believed to be cannabis," he said. The report...
  • Bad Ass

    03/16/2009 5:21:07 AM PDT · by CholeraJoe · 43 replies · 2,315+ views
    Email | Unknown
    A couple from Montana were riding the range, he with his rifle and she (fortunately) with her camera. Their dogs always followed them, but on this occasion, a Mountain Lion decided he wanted to stalk the dogs (you'll see the dogs in the background watching). Very, very bad decision. The hunter got off the mule with his rifle and decided to shoot in the air to scare away the lion, but before he could get off a shot, the lion charged in and decided he wanted a piece of those dogs. With that, the mule took off and decided HE...
  • Officers shoot woman wielding BB gun

    03/02/2009 11:34:29 AM PST · by CholeraJoe · 22 replies · 1,260+ views
    Evansville Courier Press ^ | February 28, 2009
    A 20-year-old Evansville woman is recovering at St. Mary's Medical Center after being shot three times by police officers early Saturday. Samantha McDaniel, 1054 Hatfield Drive, was wounded after she allegedly threatened officers with what ultimately proved to be a BB pistol. The incident occurred shortly after midnight on the Lloyd Expressway east of Boeke Road where officers stopped her after she reportedly enticed police to chase her Ford Mustang. At a news conference Saturday afternoon, Evansville Police Chief Brad Hill questioned whether McDaniel might have been attempting "suicide by cop." He explained she repeatedly had called dispatchers and initiated...
  • Report: Stuntman for Dan Radcliffe Injured on Set of "Deathly Hallows"

    01/29/2009 5:21:05 AM PST · by CholeraJoe · 16 replies · 662+ views
    The Leaky Cauldron ^ | January 28, 2009 | Sue
    UK tabloid The Mirror is reporting tonight that a stuntman "who doubles for Harry star Daniel Radcliffe," was injured as part of prep work for filming on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The paper says that the accident with the stuntman happened while "rehearsing a flying sequence using a harness when he was sent plummeting by the blast, which was part of the stunt. He was conscious after smashing to the ground but told horrified colleagues: “I can’t feel my legs.” The paper continues: A source said: “The stunt double was badly hurt. He was rehearsing a flying scene...
  • Measles Cases Grow in Number, and Officials Blame Parents’ Fear of Autism

    08/22/2008 2:50:56 PM PDT · by CholeraJoe · 52 replies · 266+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 21, 2008 | Gardiner Harris
    More people had measles infections in the first seven months of this year than during any comparable period since 1996, and public health officials blamed growing numbers of parents who refuse to vaccinate their children. Many of these parents say they believe vaccines cause autism, even though multiple studies have found no reputable evidence to support such a claim. In Britain, Switzerland, Israel and Italy, measles outbreaks have soared, sickening thousands and causing at least two deaths.
  • Half-Blood Prince Movie Pushed to July 2009

    08/14/2008 2:13:24 PM PDT · by CholeraJoe · 38 replies · 242+ views
    The Leaky Cauldron ^ | August 14, 2008 | Melissa Anelli
    The sixth Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, originally scheduled for a November 21 release, has now been moved to July 17, 2009 in the US and major international markets, according to WB has confirmed the move to TLC. The press release says the reason for the move was two-fold: First, the studio says summer releases are better for "family tentpole" events, and second, they are still feeling the aftereffects of the writers' strike and need the time to make sure the film reaches the widest audience possible. The new date, said Jeff Robinov, president of...

    08/14/2008 10:50:01 AM PDT · by CholeraJoe · 7 replies · 406+ views
    Florida Department of Health via email | August 11, 2008
    TALLAHASSEE— The Florida Department of Health’s (DOH) South Florida Unlicensed Activity (ULA) Unit announced that their joint investigation with the Coral Gables Police Department Special Investigations Section (CGPD) has led to the arrest of Juan J. Aguirrechu in connection with the unlicensed practice of medicine, a third degree felony and punishable by up to five years in prison. A CGPD investigation that was initiated from an anonymous tip indicated Aguirrechu was practicing medicine from his residence located at 5627 Granada Blvd. in Coral Gables . Specifically, it was alleged that Aguirrechu was representing himself as a doctor and was providing...
  • Snakes May Have Been Used in Church

    07/14/2008 5:26:56 AM PDT · by CholeraJoe · 62 replies · 314+ views
    WKYT, Lexington, KY ^ | July 12, 2008 | Wendy Enneking
    Three Berea men are among the ten men that were arrested earlier this week on charges of illegally buying, selling and possessing wildlife. 30-year-old Brian Fryer, 46-year-old John Rowland and 21-year-old Jerrod Allen were all arrested as part of a two year investigation by state wildlife officials called "Twice Shy." Members of Fryer's family told 27 NewsFirst that they believe he captured the snakes in the wild and took them to services at the Harmon's Lick Holiness Church in Berea. They also say they doubt Fryer had any idea that he was doing anything illegally. Fellow church members also describe...
  • Toyota slates six voluntary 'non-production days'

    06/19/2008 8:28:17 AM PDT · by CholeraJoe · 14 replies · 92+ views
    Evansville Courier Press ^ | June 19, 2008 | Dan Shaw
    To slow its production of pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles, the Toyota plant in Princeton, Ind., is letting employees decide if they will come to work on six days between now and August. The company announced today that it would refrain from producing the Tundra pickup truck and Sequoia SUV at the Princeton plant on six days before the end of August. Both vehicles are made in the west side of Toyota's factory in Princeton. The "nonproduction days" will affect about half of the 4,500 employees at the plant. The other half works in the east side of the...
  • Periodontal Disease Associated With Increased Cancer Risk

    06/02/2008 1:01:50 PM PDT · by CholeraJoe · 8 replies · 128+ views
    Medscape Medical News ^ | May 28, 2008 | Roxane Nelson
    May 28, 2008 — Periodontal disease is associated with a small but significant increase in cancer risk, researchers report. The association between periodontal disease and overall cancer risk was found in both smokers and nonsmokers, according to a study that appears in June issue of Lancet Oncology. The authors note that periodontal disease might be a marker of a susceptible immune system or might directly affect cancer risk. Periodontal infections have previously been found to have systemic implications; individuals with gum disease have increased concentrations of circulating inflammatory markers, and disease severity directly correlates with serum concentrations of inflammatory markers....
  • Polar Bear: I come in peace

    04/09/2008 3:09:26 PM PDT · by CholeraJoe · 31 replies · 12,625+ views
    Email | April 9, 2008 | email from the Titanium Queen
    Stuart Brown describes Norbert Rosing's striking images of a wild polar bear coming upon tethered sled dogs in the wilds of Canada 's Hudson Bay:The photographer was sure that he was going to see the end of his dogs when the polar bear wandered in, but The Polar Bear returned every night that week to play with the dogs.
  • Maggie Smith Diagnosed with Cancer; Prognosis "looks good"

    03/19/2008 4:50:55 AM PDT · by CholeraJoe · 33 replies · 853+ views
    The Leaky Cauldron ^ | March 18, 2008
    The Telegraph has reported today that Dame Maggie Smith, known to Potter film fans as Prof. McGonagall, has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She has had a tumor removed and has undergone a course of chemotherapy; the prognosis “looks good,” a friend of hers told the paper. Everyone on staff at, and, we’re sure, reading Leaky wishes this fine actress a double measure of luck and health to counteract this difficult turn of events. You can write to Dame Maggie Smith at Leavesden Studios: c/o Harry Potter Production Leavesden Studios P.O. Box 3000 Leavesden, HertfordshireWD25 7LT United Kingdom
  • Official: Two Parts for "Deathly Hallows" Movie, David Yates to Direct Both Films

    03/12/2008 2:24:38 PM PDT · by CholeraJoe · 49 replies · 704+ views
    The Leaky Cauldron ^ | March 12, 2008
    Big News everyone! The L.A Times is reporting an exclusive today: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be made in two films, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 , and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. Furthermore, the paper cites producer David Heyman confirming the return of David Yates as director for both films, with Steven Kloves to finish out his duties as screenwriter. The movies are to be filmed at the same time, and will be released several months apart, with Part One due November 2010, and Part Two, May 2011.
  • Our Military Preparing for Democratic Takeover

    02/13/2008 6:20:00 AM PST · by CholeraJoe · 7 replies · 41+ views
    Email | 2/13/2008 | Unknown
  • Man Dies Under Mardi Gras Parade Float

    02/04/2008 7:35:04 AM PST · by CholeraJoe · 42 replies · 1,603+ views
    The Guardian ^ | February 4, 2008
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The son of a Mississippi political leader was killed by a float in one of the city's Mardi Gras parades. Joseph P. ``Jody'' Compretta Jr., 39, was pronounced dead at the scene after being run over during the Krewe of Endymion parade on Saturday, police said. Compretta had been riding on the second section of the three-part Endymion captain's float, Captain Eddy's S.S. Endymion. Police said witnesses told investigators that riders had to disembark from the rear float sections when it approached the Superdome near the end of the parade route. As Compretta got off, the...
  • EDTA Medication Errors Linked to Patient Deaths

    01/23/2008 5:25:54 AM PST · by CholeraJoe · 5 replies · 109+ views
    MedScape ^ | January 17, 2008 | Yael Waknine
    January 17, 2008 — Inadvertent and inappropriate administration of edetate disodium (Endrate, Hospira, Inc, and generics) can lead to serious adverse events, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned healthcare professionals yesterday. Inadvertent use of edetate disodium rather than edetate calcium disodium (also known as calcium disodium versenate) has led to deaths in adults and children, according to an alert sent from MedWatch, the FDA's safety information and adverse event reporting program. According to the FDA, the major risks are thought to apply only to the short period of time after edetate disodium use; onset of death and serious...
  • In child porn case, a digital dilemma

    01/16/2008 5:42:17 AM PST · by CholeraJoe · 151 replies · 48+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 1/16/2008 | Ellen Nakashima
    The federal government is asking a U.S. District Court in Vermont to order a man to type a password that would unlock files on his computer, despite his claim that doing so would constitute self-incrimination.
  • The $1 Hissy Fit

    12/28/2007 8:56:29 AM PST · by CholeraJoe · 47 replies · 164+ views
    White Coat Rants ^ | December 27, 2007 | White Coat
    A young lady brings her child in for evaluation of a minor blunt head injury. Her child is fine.As the nurse is discussing the child’s discharge papers, almost as an afterthought, the lady mentions that she is going to register to be seen by the emergency physician as well.  The nurse asked what changed that made her want to be seen now, but not before. She stated that she just remembered that she had burning when she wiped after using the bathroom a couple of days ago and she also wanted a pregnancy test done.The nurse stated that we probably...
  • The Naked, the Fat and the Dead

    12/27/2007 7:02:03 AM PST · by CholeraJoe · 38 replies · 487+ views
    MDOD ^ | December 26, 2007 | ETOTHEIPI
    <p>Here’s some free advice: Don’t get so f*&king fat that when you die, your family has to deal with your ginormous whale-carcass.</p> <p>One of my local pathology colleagues had a gastric bypass patient die today – he was 45 years old and 780 pounds. I think his BMI was, like, a trillion.</p>
  • Research Finds Harry Potter Descended from Wizards

    12/21/2007 6:47:24 AM PST · by CholeraJoe · 38 replies · 167+ views
    The Leaky Cauldron ^ | December 2, 2007
    As if any more evidence was needed, researchers from Oxford University who have been studying aspects of wizarding genes, found that evidence points to Harry Potter descending from a magical bloodline. The Telegraph has a fun look this evening at ‘an analysis of wizardry’ study on the genetics of wizards from the Harry Potter novels. Their aim is to study wizard lineage in hopes to “address the heritability of magic.” They have found, and have published in the British Medical Journal, that magical ability could indeed be passed down from generation to generation. Basing its research on elements of the...
  • Owensboro Business Cross Gone

    12/07/2007 5:17:13 AM PST · by CholeraJoe · 5 replies · 223+ views
    TriState Home Page (Fox 7 Evansville) ^ | December 6, 2007 | LaTonya Stephens
    A huge cross once part of Christmas decorations at an Owensboro business is now gone. The Texas Gas Transmission company is getting rid of it's large cross after displaying it for more than 40 years. It was a decision the company felt it had to make. That according to e-mail sent to employees from President, H. Dean Jones. In it he says its their policy not to discriminate on the basis on sex, race, or religious beliefs. He says displaying any religious symbols in the workplace may show a preference for that religion. But for those used to seeing the...
  • Liberty Dollar Investigated (Moonbat Money Follow-up)

    11/30/2007 6:24:46 AM PST · by CholeraJoe · 27 replies · 65+ views
    TriState Homepage (Fox 7 Evansville) ^ | November 29, 2007 | Jamie Weiss
    Family and friends of the Liberty Dollar of Evansville organization are learning the future of their money and their jobs. The company was raided by the FBI earlier this month. The US attorney's office out of North Carolina confirmed to us today they are investigating Liberty Dollar. They can't comment on the specifics of the investigation but tonight company owner Bernard Von NotHaus is speaking. Von NotHaus' entire company including precious metals, liberty dollar bills and computers were cleaned out of his offices here in Evansville. Von NotHaus designed the Liberty Dollar 10 years ago. The money is backed by...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Lavender cast in Potter

    11/13/2007 11:31:43 AM PST · by CholeraJoe · 25 replies · 94+ views
    Newsround ^ | November 13, 2007
    Newsround can exclusively reveal that actress Jessie Cave has been cast as Lavender Brown in the next Potter film. She beat off competition from thousands of other girls who were all desperate to spend much of the Half-Blood Prince snogging Rupert Grint. Jessie is 20 years old. Your first chance to see Jessie on screen though will be in CBBC drama Summerhill going out early next year. It's not known if Jessie attended the open auditions for Lavender. They were were held earlier this year. Or she may have auditioned separately for the part.
  • Maggots are People Too

    11/05/2007 8:14:07 AM PST · by CholeraJoe · 7 replies · 79+ views
    MDOD ^ | Nov 2, 2007 | ETOTHEIPI
    A maggot is a fly larva that enjoys feeding on dead flesh. They look sort-of like large grains of rice that wiggle. If you have been in medicine for a few years, you will probably have seen maggots chewing on some guy’s foot ulcer. This is sounds pretty nasty, but in truth, maggots can be helpful. They will clean away dead tissue and prevent infection. They have been used for millennia for wound debridement and are still used today in some settings. As recently as WWII, in the days of limited antibiotic availability, wards of soldiers would have maggots...
  • New victims claim priest abuse

    08/31/2007 6:36:45 AM PDT · by CholeraJoe · 53 replies · 635+ views
    Evansville Courier Press ^ | August 31, 2007 | Susan Orr
    More than 10 victims have alleged sexual abuse by the late Monsignor Othmar Schroeder and reports are continuing to come in, the Catholic Diocese of Evansville's bishop said Thursday. Bishop Gerald Gettelfinger said two more reports came in Thursday through the diocese's sexual abuse hot line. Most of the reports have been from men but some have been from women, he said. This is the largest number of victims associated with a single priest in the diocese's history, Gettelfinger said.
  • Lockheed Martin Delivers 100th F-22 Raptor Air Dominance Fighter to The U.S. Air Force

    08/29/2007 10:57:09 AM PDT · by CholeraJoe · 31 replies · 1,177+ views
    MARIETTA, Ga., Aug. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT - News) formally delivered the 100th F-22 Raptor air dominance fighter to the U.S. Air Force in ceremonies here today. The milestone aircraft (Air Force serial number 05-0100) will be assigned to the 90th Fighter Squadron at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska."The F-22 is a testament to the skills of engineers and technicians from more than 1,000 companies across America," said Lockheed Martin Executive Vice President and F-22 Program General Manager Larry Lawson. "This delivery marks a significant milestone for the U.S. Air Force and the F-22 program. The Raptor is providing...
  • In Search of the Perfect Person for Won-Won

    06/26/2007 5:34:58 AM PDT · by CholeraJoe · 15 replies · 458+ views
    The Leaky Cauldron ^ | June 25, 2007
    Previously we told you there was to be an open casting call in the coming weeks for the roles of young Tom Riddle as well as Lavender Brown for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film. MTV now has an article online quoting director David Yates about his quest to cast the perfect person to play Lavender Brown, the girl who will capture WON-WON's fancy in the sixth Harry Potter film. The director has a test in mind, and it involves...snogging.
  • Entertainment Weekly Feature on OotP: "Yates Likely to Return" for HBP

    03/30/2007 6:11:23 AM PDT · by CholeraJoe · 9 replies · 93+ views
    The Leaky Cauldron ^ | March 30,2007
    The new issue of Entertainment Weekly that TLC first told you would feature Harry Potter is now available containing those new photos as well as an article which is now online. In this feature, there are new quotes from several of the actors such as Dan Radcliffe on the book vs the movie (''This is one where the fans will be especially pleased,'' the actor says. ''It's chock-full of stuff.'') as well as unnamed producers on the length of the movie("Phoenix will run under two and a half hours and be the shortest film so far").
  • Lawyer's office raided (Meth Lab in Evansville, IN)

    03/30/2007 5:27:14 AM PDT · by CholeraJoe · 7 replies · 124+ views
    Evansville Courier and Press ^ | March 30,2007 | GAVIN LESNICK
    Police said they discovered a meth lab Thursday night in the law office of an Evansville attorney who recently was sentenced to treatment for an earlier drug-related offense. German Township firefighters work at the scene of a suspected meth lab discovered Thursday in the office and home of lawyer Brad Happe on New Harmony Road. Photo by Vincent Pugliese German Township firefighters work at the scene of a suspected meth lab discovered Thursday in the office and home of lawyer Brad Happe on New Harmony Road. Brad Happe, 30, is facing preliminary charges of dealing meth-amphetamine and possession of precursors...
  • Deathly Hallows Cover Art and Summaries Released! Brit Page Count Confirmed!

    03/28/2007 5:50:21 AM PDT · by CholeraJoe · 62 replies · 818+ views
    The Leaky Cauldron ^ | March 28,2007 | Melissa Anelli
    Here it is, the cover art for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This post will continue to be updated with links to the art and the text of the summaries. Bloomsbury has also confirmed that the book is 608 pages in their edition.
  • WB "Extremely Confident" Emma Watson to Return as Hermione Granger in Potter Films

    03/19/2007 7:48:28 AM PDT · by CholeraJoe · 94 replies · 2,452+ views
    There have been a spate of claims over the past few months stating that actress Emma Watson may or may not return in her role as Hermione Granger in the last two Harry Potter films, and this reached a fevered pitch over the weekend with several tabloid reports stating that she was definitely quitting. Here is a bit of news that will perhaps ease the fears of the scores of you who emailed: CBBC Newsround is now reporting today quotage from official sources that are laying to rest all these rumors, as WB said "We're extremely confident that Emma will...
  • First Review of Order of the Phoenix, from Chicago Screening (Spoiler Alert)

    03/06/2007 5:56:17 AM PST · by CholeraJoe · 69 replies · 1,151+ views
    We have for you the first complete review and set of details from an early screening of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix that took place in Chicago. (There is also a review at Ain't It Cool News here.) A review is below, followed by a VERY long and VERY detailed set of answers to questions that our reviewer has been giving in the comments. They are very spoiler-heavy. Another reader noted that the movie looked like it had about 70 percent of special effects finished, and called it by far her favorite HP film. Reader Carlos's review...
  • Dan Radcliffe to Return for Harry Potter Films Six and Seven

    03/02/2007 2:07:27 PM PST · by CholeraJoe · 40 replies · 894+ views
    Laying speculation to rest about the future of his role in the Harry Potter films, actor Dan Radcliffe will be returning for films six and seven. Confirmed by reps for the young actor today to Leaky, Dan Radcliffe will be seen in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, as well as a film version of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. While Dan has said in many many interviews he was interested in doing these two films, he has now signed formally for his role in the last two Harry Potter films. As reported previously here on TLC, the Harry...
  • A Very Harry Ending

    02/20/2007 2:08:05 PM PST · by CholeraJoe · 262 replies · 6,208+ views
    New York Post ^ | February 20, 2007 | ANGELA MONTEFINISE
    February 18, 2007 -- HARRY Potter is not going to die. But Professor Snape will. Harry Potter will not hook up with Hermione. But his best friend will. And Harry Potter will never see Dumbledore alive again. But Dumbledore will still manage to help him. How do I know these things about the recently completed seventh and final book in the beloved Harry Potter series? I don’t. Like millions of other Potter-loving muggles, I’m just guessing. That’s half the fun.
  • Harry Hotter & the buff bod

    01/31/2007 10:55:43 AM PST · by CholeraJoe · 70 replies · 2,654+ views
    The Sun ^ | January 30, 2007
    ACTOR DANIEL RADCLIFFE looks a million miles from Hogwarts as he sports a rippling six-pack for a West End theatre role. Daniel, 17 — famed as movie wizard Harry Potter — bulked up in the gym for his role as a stable boy in Equus. Insiders say his body drew gasps from cast pals. One said: “Everyone’s jaw dropped. He’s a man now.” Daniel has his first sex scene in Equus, which opens in London on Feb 27.
  • Caption Photo of Wounded soldier Jogging with Pres.

    06/28/2006 11:46:40 AM PDT · by CholeraJoe · 49 replies · 3,448+ views
  • Americans Doing the Jobs That Illegals Can’t.

    06/23/2006 12:08:36 PM PDT · by CholeraJoe · 8 replies · 636+ views
    Personal Observation | June 23, 2006 | CholeraJoe
    Off the end of the runway of the Helena, Montana Regional airport stands a nondescript 2-story building with a parking lot full of assorted pickups and SUV’s. The sign in front says “Summit Aeronautics Group.” One would never know that this inauspicious business is the number one mover of titanium on the entire planet. Every day, flatbed semis loaded with precast titanium pull up to the loading ramps and disgorge their precious cargo. Every day, different semis load finished aircraft parts and haul them off to Seattle, St. Louis and Marietta. They eventually find their way into F-16s, F-22s and...
  • The Photo that Should Make Amadinejad Lose Bladder Control

    05/12/2006 10:18:15 AM PDT · by CholeraJoe · 53 replies · 1,122+ views
    Jan 1, 2004 | Me
  • Co-Worker Wadrobe Malfunction (Vanity)

    05/10/2006 3:42:42 AM PDT · by CholeraJoe · 232 replies · 8,464+ views
    5/10/2006 | CholeraJoe
    Yesterday, a co-worker came into my office, planted a document on my desk, leaned over and began explaining it to me. What she didn't realize was that by leaning over, her loose blouse fell open and Hootchie Mama, I saw some things that only her husband and her doctor were entitled to see.It was like watching a train wreck in slow motion. I couldn't look away. I stood up but then I could see even farther down to the tattoos on her stomach.What should I have done? Should I have said something?
  • Count your changege carefully.

    01/14/2006 12:17:01 PM PST · by CholeraJoe · 38 replies · 486+ views
    CJ | 1/14/2006 | CJ
    For the fourth time in two weeks, I've gotten Canadian coins back from automatic change dispensers at Abertsons, Osco, WalMart and Safeway. I realize that I live in a state on the Canadian border, but it's 130 miles away.
  • Hurricane S&R; Preliniary report

    10/26/2005 5:58:06 PM PDT · by CholeraJoe · 24 replies · 516+ views
    Personal experience | 10/24/05 | CholeraJoe
    Got back last night from my third hurricane rescue mission.
  • I Sent Henry Hyde a Howler and He Mentioned It On TV

    09/02/2005 7:49:48 PM PDT · by CholeraJoe · 29 replies · 550+ views
    CholeraJoe | 9/2/2005 | CholeraJoe
    Early this morning, I heard that Henry Hyde had opined on the news that New Orleans should not be rebuilt. After serious difficulty getting on his Congressional website and trying to email him. (He doesn't accept emails from American citizens who don't live in his pathetic little district)I made up a legitmate address in his district's zip codes and emailed him a howler.It read like this:Mr. Hyde, the news reported that you supported not rebuilding New Orleans. ARE YOU CRAZY? Nearly 100% of Illinois's agricultural exports pass through the Port of New Orleans. Sixty per cent of the ENTIRE NATIONS...
  • Never, Ever Leave home without It.

    08/21/2005 6:02:36 AM PDT · by CholeraJoe · 603 replies · 14,353+ views
    Real Life | 8/21/2005 | CholeraJoe
    "Never, ever leave home without it." No, not your American Express card, your sidearm.This morning, I woke up about 4:15 and was hungry, so I decided to drive to the local 24-hour beanery. The only other customers were a table of 10, intoxicated 20-somethings making alot of noise.There were 7 muscular young men and three loud-mouthed young women. After listening to their raucous laughter for 10 minutes, I politely asked the waitress to ask them to hold down the noise. All I wanted to do was eat my breakfast in relative peace.Her request for quiet lasted about 45 seconds, then...