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  • Deputy's family, 'superdog' recovering months after house fire

    09/12/2016 8:06:18 AM PDT · by DeFault User · 1 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | Stephanie Allen
    Margo Feaser loaded the emaciated 1-year-old German Shepherd into the back of her patrol car late one night in December 2009 in hopes of finding him a new owner. The Seminole County sheriff's deputy found him while responding to a call about a dog scaring away customers from a gas station. He wasn't injured or aggressive, so Feaser took him home. She had no idea that Maxx, the wild, heartworm positive pup, would end up making her family his fur-ever home and one day save her family's life. "He definitely returned the favor and then some," she said. It has...
  • Dania model accused of knifing boyfriend after his dog eats her marijuana

    10/22/2013 11:33:51 AM PDT · by DeFault User · 53 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | October 21, 2013 | Ihosvani Rodriguez
    <p>A South Florida model allegedly slashed her boyfriend with a pink pocket knife after his dog wolfed down her marijuana stash, according to an arrest report.</p> <p>Shadae Scott, 26, who told a judge she does modeling work, posed for a Broward Sheriff's Office mugshot after she was arrested on Sunday evening and charged with one count of domestic battery.</p>
  • Villages grandfather saves dog from jaws of gator

    09/19/2012 9:42:57 AM PDT · by DeFault User · 38 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | September 18, 2012 | Erica Rodriguez
    A stunned Steve Gustafson thought only of saving his "best friend" from the jaws of a 7-foot alligator carrying away his terrier... Gustafson, a resident of The Villages retirement community northwest of Orlando, recalled Tuesday he was trimming his oak tree while the gator lurked in a quiet pond nearby. Bounce, a butterfly-chasing West Highland Terrier, was at the water's edge when Gustafson heard a blood-curdling yelp. Terrified, he looked out and watched the gator swimming away with Bounce's shoulder and collar in his grasp. "I just knew that my best friend was going to be dead," he said. "And...
  • Chick-Fil-A Song

    08/02/2012 8:44:21 PM PDT · by DeFault User · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | Tim Hawkins
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  • Daily stress is leading to a rise in the potential nightmare of 'sleep texting', expert claims

    11/23/2011 6:06:17 AM PST · by DeFault User · 21 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 11/23/11 | Frank Thorne
    The stress of daily life has sparked a new phenomenon - sleep texting. People with the rare condition send incoherent text messages while asleep to their friends and family - completely unaware that they are doing it. Sleep specialist Dr David Cunnington, of Melbourne Sleep Disorder Centre in Australia, said patients had reported incidents of sleep texting - and he has advised people to leave their mobile phones outside the bedroom. I did what? Dr David Cunnington claims 'sleep texting' sufferers send incoherent messages to friends and family members - and have no recollection of doing so I did what?...
  • Coldest winter in 1,000 years on its way

    10/04/2010 9:26:02 PM PDT · by DeFault User · 57 replies
    Coldest winter in 1,000 years on its way 04 October, 2010, 22:20 After the record heat wave this summer, Russia's weather seems to have acquired a taste for the extreme. Forecasters say this winter could be the coldest Europe has seen in the last 1,000 years. The change is reportedly connected with the speed of the Gulf Stream, which has shrunk in half in just the last couple of years. Polish scientists say that it means the stream will not be able to compensate for the cold from the Arctic winds. According to them, when the stream is completely stopped,...
  • Ryanair to sell £5 tickets for standing-room only flights

    07/01/2010 8:02:22 AM PDT · by DeFault User · 23 replies · 3+ views ^ | 07/01/2010 | Laura Roberts
    Published: 6:30AM BST 01 Jul 2010 Ryanair is planning to run flights where passengers stand during the journey at a cost of just £5 per ticket. Michael O'Leary, the airline's chief executive, will set out proposals today that include charging customers to use the loo. A standing area with "vertical seats" will be introduced at the back of its fleet of 250 planes. He said that charging customers £1 to make use of facilities would encourage travellers on one hour flights to use lavatories at the airport instead of on the aircraft. The Irishman said he intended to introduce coin-operated...
  • Woman recovering from run-in with deer herd

    12/04/2009 7:00:54 AM PST · by DeFault User · 15 replies · 712+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | December 4, 2009
    Edgecombe County -- A business owner is recovering from injuries she suffered when she encountered a herd of deer on a downtown Tarboro sidewalk. The Daily Southerner of Tarboro reported that Michelle Brewer was opening the jewelry store she owns with her husband when one deer passed by. Then she says so many deer appeared that she couldn't move. Brewer doesn't remember the deer stepping on her Saturday. Others told her that one deer kicked her several feet in the air before the rest trampled her. Her injuries included two bruises on the right side of her face and a...
  • McDonald's restaurants to open at the Louvre

    10/04/2009 9:22:17 AM PDT · by DeFault User · 27 replies · 1,369+ views ^ | 10/04/09 | Henry Samuel
    McDonald's has confirmed that the restaurant will open next month Photo: Brian Smith Lovers of France's two great symbols of cultural exception – its haute cuisine and fine art – are aghast at plans to open a McDonald's restaurant and McCafé in the Louvre museum next month. America's fast food temple is celebrating its 30th anniversary in France with a coup -the opening of its 1,142nd Gallic outlet a few yards from the entrance to the country's Mecca of high art and the world's most visited museum. The chain faces a groundswell of discontent among museum staff, many already unhappy...
  • Police: Robbery suspect accidentally shot himself

    06/16/2009 9:33:55 AM PDT · by DeFault User · 15 replies · 796+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 6/16/09 | Kimberly Dick
    ROCK HILL Two Rock Hill teens were charged Monday in an early-morning robbery after one of them accidentally shot himself, deputies say. Around 4:45 a.m., a man approached a bread delivery driver behind Harris Teeter on Celanese Road and asked for directions to Taylor Oaks, according to a York County Sheriff's Office report. Then, another man came from behind a dumpster, holding a knife and asking for money. The man who asked for directions put a bandanna over his face and pulled out what looked like a sawed-off shotgun, said Lt. Tim Hager of the York County Sheriff's Office. The...
  • A Speech to the Delegates

    08/30/2008 3:09:18 PM PDT · by DeFault User · 3 replies · 85+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | 8/29/08 | David Brooks
    International Herald Tribune David Brooks: A speech to the delegates By David Brooks Friday, August 29, 2008 DENVER: My fellow Americans, it is an honor to address the Democratic National Convention at this defining moment in history. We stand at a crossroads at a pivot point, near a fork in the road on the edge of a precipice in the midst of the most consequential election since last year's "American Idol." One path before us leads to the past, and the extinction of the human race. The other path leads to the future, when we will all be dead. We...
  • Immigration stance may hurt McCain in S.C.

    01/15/2008 8:54:45 AM PST · by DeFault User · 71 replies · 75+ views
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | 1/15/08 | Taylor Bright
    Posted on Tue, Jan. 15, 2008 Immigration stance may hurt McCain in S.C. TAYLOR BRIGHT At last May's S.C. Republican convention, Sen. Lindsey Graham defended John McCain's immigration reform plan. He was booed by his own party. Graham, R-S.C., is now crisscrossing the state stumping for McCain, who is leading the GOP field despite being at odds with many state Republicans on immigration. Monday's Rasmussen poll showed McCain ahead by 9 points as Saturday's Republican primary approaches. No one disputes that illegal immigration has been a hot issue in South Carolina. In several polls, including November's Winthrop University-ETV poll, Republican...
  • The Story Stalls Here

    09/01/2007 3:20:50 PM PDT · by DeFault User · 11 replies · 967+ views ^ | 8/31/07 | Robert Knight
    By Robert Knight Commentary August 31, 2007 As Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) was figuratively dragged out of the restroom and into the spotlight this week, the media have been ignoring another compelling story about sex in public toilets. Fort Lauderdale's Democratic mayor, Jim Naugle, has incurred the wrath of homosexual activists for publicly addressing the problem of men having sex in public places. It all came to a head, so to speak, in July, when the mayor backed an idea that would frustrate the thrill seekers: switching to automated stalls. Automated stalls make it difficult for trolling swingers to...
  • CBS Looks at Morning Changes

    08/31/2007 2:36:09 PM PDT · by DeFault User · 17 replies · 529+ views ^ | 8/31/07 | David Bauder
    By DAVID BAUDER NEW YORK (AP) - CBS News is expected to change management at its morning show, bringing a hard-charging former "Good Morning America" executive producer to help a program that's spent generations stuck in third place. Shelley Ross is expected to be named executive in charge of "The Early Show" in the next few weeks, according to two broadcast news insiders with knowledge of the talks who spoke on condition of anonymity on Friday. It's unclear what Ross' hiring would mean for Steve Friedman, brought on in March 2006 as vice president of morning broadcasts at CBS News...
  • 1 less gun for grandkids to worry about

    07/31/2007 4:11:14 PM PDT · by DeFault User · 126 replies · 2,395+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 7/31/07 | DANNYE ROMINE POWELL
    1 less gun for grandkids to worry about DANNYE ROMINE POWELL "Maybe we should buy a gun," I told my husband. As I waited for him to answer, I listened to the birds chirping. I looked toward the sky, hoping for rain. "No, we shouldn't," he said finally. "Listen to this," I said, picking up Sunday's paper. I read aloud from the front-page story, "Forced to Kill," about four Charlotte people who had each shot someone trying to protect themselves. The killings were legal. Necessary. The police said so. I could slip instantly into the shoes of one south Charlotte...
  • Bark helps save lost toddler

    07/02/2007 6:24:37 AM PDT · by DeFault User · 17 replies · 682+ views ^ | 7/2/2007 | Unknown
    Bark helps save lost toddler Toddler Connor Cummings wandered away from his rural home Friday night, gone suddenly into the surrounding woods. More than 300 people on foot, all-terrain vehicles and in helicopters scoured the dense brush for two miles around the Granville County house, about 50 miles north of Raleigh. But hearts grew heavier as night fell, thunderstorms raged and another day passed. It was about 8:30 p.m. Saturday when family friend Steve Brewer, picking through the forest on horseback after more than 24 hours in search, heard a bark. "It's just like one of those Lassie stories," he...
  • His sister in danger, 4-year-old plays hero

    11/30/2006 6:14:25 AM PST · by DeFault User · 22 replies · 1,001+ views
    The News & Observer ^ | 11/29/06 | Matt Dees
    His sister in danger, 4-year-old plays hero Stevie Long, 4, in his Power Ranger outfit, 'scared the bad guys away.' Staff Photo by Leslie Barbour Story Tools Printer Friendly Email to a Friend Enlarge Font Decrease Font More Durham County Police seek robber of bank at grocery Durham setting limits on units used for storage Holdups beset Durham in week Family homeless after apartment fire His sister in danger, 4-year-old plays hero Original Drifters to perform in city Probation ends mall killing case Former Durham pool hall worker gets break Most Popular Stories Last 24 hours Cop arrested for prostitute...
  • AIG settles fraud charges for $1.64 bln

    02/09/2006 9:40:46 PM PST · by DeFault User · 1 replies · 262+ views
    reuters ^ | 2/9/2006 | Ed Leefeldt
    Thursday February 9, 6:58 PM EST By Ed Leefeldt NEW YORK (Reuters) - American International Group Inc. (AIG), the world's largest insurer by market value, on Thursday agreed to pay $1.64 billion to settle charges of fraud, bid-rigging and improper accounting, the biggest regulatory settlement by a single company in U.S. history. The settlement with New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and State Insurance Superintendent Howard Mills, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Justice Department ends a long-running investigation of the company, and was widely anticipated. It does not resolve pending cases against former AIG chief executive Maurice...
  • Black sergeant was 'loyal Klansman'

    01/12/2006 7:15:43 AM PST · by DeFault User · 47 replies · 1,385+ views via Drudge ^ | 1/12/06 | Deborah Bulkeley
    Black sergeant was 'loyal Klansman' By Deborah Bulkeley Deseret Morning News About 25 years ago, Ron Stallworth was asked to lead the Ku Klux Klan chapter in Colorado Springs. Ron Stallworth carries his KKK membership card as a memento. Brian Nicholson, Deseret Morning News Problem was, the outgoing Klan leader didn't know that Stallworth is black. "He asked me to take over the lead because I was a good, loyal Klansman," said Stallworth, who had been in constant phone contact with the Klan leader while leading a yearlong Colorado Springs police investigation into the Klan. Stallworth later moved to Utah,...
  • KPMG to pay $456 mln in tax shelter case

    08/29/2005 6:48:06 PM PDT · by DeFault User · 17 replies · 431+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 8/29/2005 | Arindam Nag and Christine Kearney
    KPMG to pay $456 mln in tax shelter case By Arindam Nag and Christine Kearney 2 hours, 39 minutes ago Accounting firm KPMG LLP (KPMG.UL) on Monday agreed to pay $456 million to settle a federal probe of its sales of fraudulent tax shelters, avoiding a criminal indictment that might have crippled the firm. While KPMG, the smallest of the major U.S. accounting houses, itself escaped an indictment of the kind that destroyed Arthur Andersen when it was convicted of destroying documents, eight former partners, including its former deputy chairman, and a KPMG lawyer, were indicted for selling the tax...