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  • ATM glitch gives homeless man $37,000

    04/04/2014 4:42:14 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 23 replies
    WGME ^ | April 3 2014
    SOUTH PORTLAND (WGME) -- It's something we've all imagined at one time or another, going to an ATM and having the machine mistakenly spit out thousands of dollars. Never happens, right? Guess what? It did happen at a bank ATM in South Portland early Thursday morning. This all started at one in the morning, when officers were called to a TD Bank branch on Maine Mall road. A transient was inside the bank sleeping beside the ATM. Officers went inside and moved him along. But, he came back.
  • Chrysler orders 93 rare, early Vipers to the crusher

    03/06/2014 3:06:01 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 2 replies
    yahoo ^ | 3/06/14 | Justin Hyde
    The original Dodge Viper revealed in 1992 was a beast of a machine — an attempt by then-Chrysler exec Bob Lutz to revive the spirit of the Shelby Cobra and give Chrysler a world-class sports car. Powered by a massive V-10 with 400 hp, the early Viper's brute force overwhelmed many drivers. Today, the power that made the Viper a legend appears to be at the heart of an order from Chrysler to dozens of trade schools, demanding the immediate destruction of some 93 early Vipers, including a preproduction model that could likely fetch a couple hundred thousand dollars at...
  • Missouri Bar Gets Cease-And-Desist Order From Starbucks

    02/02/2014 7:17:04 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 5 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Dec. 31, 2013 | Hayley Peterson
    Starbucks is known for aggressively going after small businesses that appear to infringe on its trademark rights. So it was no surprise that a tiny brewpub in Missouri got a cease-and-desist letter from the coffee chain after it started selling a beer called "Frappicino." But unlike other businesses that have quietly caved to the coffee giant's demands, Jeff Britton, owner of Exit 6 Pub and Brewery in Cottleville, responded with a sarcastic letter and a $6 check, which he claimed was his total profit from selling three pints of the beer. He posted the letters to Facebook. Britton addressed his...
  • How one man turns annoying cold calls into cash

    01/04/2014 4:02:51 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 24 replies
    BBC News ^ | August 29, 2013 | Joe Kent
    Once he had set up the 0871 line, every time a bank, gas or electricity supplier asked him for his details online, he submitted it as his contact number. He added he was "very honest" and the companies did ask why he had a such a number. He replied: "Because I'm getting annoyed with PPI phone calls when I'm trying to watch Coronation Street so I'd rather make 10p a minute." He said almost all of the companies he dealt with were happy to use it and if they refused he asked them to email.
  • Oops: Tampa woman accidentally swallows $5,000 diamond at charity event

    04/28/2013 4:59:22 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 26 replies
    thedenverchannel.com ^ | 04/25/2013 | Jacqueline Ingles, WFTS
    TAMPA, Fla. - A $5,000 diamond meant to make its way on to a necklace or set on a ring made its way into an 80-year-old woman's belly instead. The Tampa Woman's Club held an event over the weekend where they poured 400 flutes of champagne. Inside each flute was a cubic zirconia, and one of the flutes contained a $5,000 diamond donated by Continental Wholesale Diamond. "We were laughing and I wasn't paying attention and I took a swallow," said Miriam, who declined to give her last name. After patrons finished their drinks, the real diamond was nowhere to...
  • Pa. caretaker charged with drinking old whiskey

    03/22/2013 5:59:26 PM PDT · by perfect stranger
    Yahoo ^ | 03-22-2013
    <p>GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Fifty-two bottles of well-aged whiskey disappeared between his lips, police said, and now it's time for a western Pennsylvania man to settle up.</p> <p>John Saunders, the former live-in caretaker of a Pittsburgh-area mansion, faces criminal charges for allegedly drinking more than $100,000 worth of the owner's whiskey.</p>
  • Internet Movie Firearms Database

    11/06/2012 4:49:08 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 9 replies
    If you've ever watched a movie and wondered what kind of gun that is, or if you have argued with a friend about movie weapons, here's the perfect resource. The Internet Movie Firearms Database has the answers! You can look up movies by title, actors, television shows, the weapons themselves, and even video games. http://www.imfdb.org
  • 12-Shot Repeating Flintlock Rifle

    09/04/2012 5:43:39 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 5 replies
    neatorama.com ^ | September 3, 2012 | John Farrier
    This unusual weapon was designed by Isaiah Jennings of New York in 1821. Unlike most rifles of the time, the user didn't have to reload after each shot: The multi-shot rifle illustrated takes twelve individual, superposed loads of powder and ball, one on top of each other, and is fitted with twelve individual touchholes, each with a swivel cover which also act to position and align the lock as it slides from its forward position towards the rear to align the shots in reverse order.
  • South Sudan marathoner is an Olympian without a country

    08/03/2012 4:01:26 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 3 replies
    CNN ^ | July 23, 2012 | Faith Karimi
    The 28-year-old does not hold U.S. citizenship, and rejected an offer to run under Sudan's flag following the nation's bitter divorce with his homeland. "Never," he said of his refusal to run for Sudan. "For me to even consider that is a betrayal. My family lost 28 members in the war with Sudan. Millions of my people were killed by Sudan forces. I can only forgive, but I cannot honor and glorify a country that killed my people." Since he cannot run for his country, and does not have a South Sudanese passport, the International Olympic Committee granted him permission...
  • Police chief accused of trying to serve his own eviction notice

    08/03/2012 12:54:37 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 4 replies
    http://www.wsbtv.com ^ | Tuesday, July 31, 2012 | Jodie Fleischer
    Channel 2 Action News has learned a local police chief is fighting to keep his job after the state agency that certifies officers voted to revoke him. Lithonia Police Chief Washington Varnum, Jr. is accused of attempting to serve his own eviction notice. "He basically provided a sworn statement to the courts that he himself could not be found," said Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST) spokesman Ryan Powell. Varnum was living at the Les Jardins apartment complex and working as a DeKalb County Deputy Marshal when, he said, a co-worker asked him to serve a stack of...
  • Barbara Walters apologises over links to Syrian aide of Bashar al-Assad

    06/05/2012 8:08:26 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 2 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Wednesday 06 June 2012
    Barbara Walters, the grande dame of American television news, has been forced to apologise after it emerged that she had tried to use her influence to further the career of a former leading aide of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
  • Caption Walters and Kervorkian

    04/12/2012 8:20:58 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 10 replies
  • Outrage over suicide of Moroccan teen forced to marry rapist

    03/15/2012 6:30:25 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 17 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 03-15-12 | AFP
    A minister in Morocco's Islamist government on Thursday called for a change to a law allowing a rapist to marry his victim after a 16-year-old teenager forced into such a union committed suicide. Bassima Hakkaoui, Minister for Women and Families and the only woman in the cabinet, called for a debate to reform the law, in comments to state television channel 2M. Her predecessor in the post Nouzha Skalli also declared herself shocked by the affair and called for the law to be changed. Amina al-Filali, 16, drank rat poison last week in Larache, near Tangiers in the north, after...
  • Top Olympus executive found dead in India park: report

    02/20/2012 8:34:25 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 4 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 02-20-2012
    A top executive of Japan's scandal-ridden Olympus Corp has been found dead in a park outside New Delhi, an apparent suicide, The Times of India said on Tuesday, quoting police. Tsutomu Omori, 49, who was head of Olympus's medical equipment business in India, was found hanging from a boundary wall by a gardener in the park, which was part of an apartment complex in Gurgaon, just outside the capital, the daily said. "Police have recovered two suicide notes written in Japanese. While one of them was meant for Omori's family, the other note only said "I am sorry for bothering...
  • Obama wants cheaper pennies and nickels

    02/16/2012 5:29:40 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 38 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Wed, Feb 15, 2012 2:34 PM EST | Chris Isidore
    The U.S. Mint is facing a problem -- especially during these penny-pinching times. It turns out it costs more to make pennies and nickels than the coins are worth. And because of that, the Obama administration this week asked Congress for permission to change the mix of metal that goes to make pennies and nickels, an expensive recipe that has remained unchanged for more than 30 years. .... Just the administrative cost of minting 4.3 billion pennies costs almost a half-cent per coin by itself, leaving precious little room to make a penny for less than a cent, no matter...
  • Dreamliner jet “draws” Boeing logo across North America

    02/15/2012 6:58:22 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Feb 15 2012 | Eric Pfeiffer
    A Boeing 787 jet took corporate loyalty to new heights when it "drew" the letters "787" followed by the company's logo across several thousand miles of North American skies. The etching of the letters and logo, while not visible from the ground, can be seen in the flight path plans.
  • Tell Obama to Cease FDA Ties to Monsanto

    01/30/2012 6:49:08 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 20 replies
    President Obama, I oppose your appointment of Michael Taylor, a former VP and Lobbyist for Monsanto, the widely criticized Genetically Modified (GM) food multinational, as Senior Advisor to the Commissioner at the FDA. Taylor is the same person who was Food Safety Czar at the FDA when Genetically Modified Organisms were allowed into the US food supply without undergoing a single test to determine their safety or risks. This is a travesty. Taylor was in charge of policy for Monsanto's now-discredited GM Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH) which is directly linked to cancer and opposed by many medical and hospital organizations.
  • Thief fails in bid to steal Ronald Reagan statue from California park

    11/15/2011 1:07:16 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 7 replies
    In Bonita Canyon Sports Park, where the statue of the former president had only been up for a month, locals witnessed the leaning statue in the early morning. It was reported that the thieves tied rope around the statue with the intention of driving away with it, but the pick-up truck and a second vehicle said to have been used did not work. 'This is a sad and pathetic example of vandalism,' said Newport Beach City Councilman Keith Curry. 'Whether by thieves or the intolerant criminal left, the matter will be investigated and we will prosecute to the full extent...
  • We Are The 53%

    10/11/2011 3:07:55 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 4 replies
    The 53% of us that actually pay taxes deserve a voice too. The53.tumbler.comI encourage other Freepers to contribute to this.
  • Anti Wall Street protesters signs

    10/10/2011 9:21:24 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 24 replies
  • Fisherman Dies After Sampling Possible Brick of Cocaine Found Floating in Keys

    08/02/2011 8:23:48 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 24 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Saturday, Jul 30, 2011 | Janie Campbell
    A Merrit Island fisherman died in a South Miami hospital on Thursday after sampling what may have been a brick of cocaine he found floating offshore in the Keys, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. Thomas Swindal, 53, was fishing with his brother near Marathon on Wednesday when they came across what appeared to be a kilo of cocaine floating in the water. The pair discussed what to do with it, Kenneth Swindal told authorities, and shortly stored it in the bait well of their boat and resumed fishing. Minutes later, Kenneth Swindal said, he saw his brother open...
  • Casey Anthony Look-Alike Says Attack Story is Bogus

    07/15/2011 4:30:31 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 16 replies
    tmz.com ^ | 7/15/2011 1:24 PM PDT | TMZ Staff
    The story making the rounds that a Casey Anthony look-alike was attacked because of her resemblance to the notorious former defendant is bogus -- this according to the alleged victim. (snip) But TMZ has obtained a copy of the police report, and there is no mention of the Casey Anthony connection.
  • CBS takes heat for fake fireworks shots

    07/08/2011 5:43:04 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 17 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | July 8, 2011 | Joe Pompeo
    You might think the British press holds a monopoly on media controversy this month, with the shuttering of a 168-year-old tabloid over a phone-hacking scandal. Still, at least one Yank media concern has won recent unwelcome notoriety--fittingly enough, for airing misleading video footage on the national holiday commemorating American independence from the British crown. CBS has been caught doctoring Fourth of July footage after Bostonians realized Thursday that the network's images of fireworks over various city landmarks were not only breathtaking, but also fake. An area research scientist appears to have been among the first to point out the discrepancy...
  • 'Drunk' tow boat captain towed to shore by tow boat....

    06/27/2011 7:26:03 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 4 replies
    metro.co.uk ^ | 23rd June, 2011 | Alistair Potter
    Mr Pooler, 63, has been charged with 'boating under the influence' after he was pulled to land by South Florida authorities after the ill-fated rescue attempt of another boat, which got him stranded off-shore. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) said Mr Pooler had been called out by two men who broke down around 25 miles out from Delray Beach, just north of Fort Lauderdale on the state's east coast. However, according to the police report, Mr Pooler took four hours to reach the stranded vessel and, even after securing the boat to tow it to shore he...
  • Les Paul honored by musical Google Doodle

    06/09/2011 5:56:37 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 22 replies
    csmonitor ^ | June 9, 2011 | Jacob Turcotte
    Google has replaced its homepage logo today with an interactive doodle commemorating the birthday of Les Paul, the father of the solid-body electric guitar. Paul's inventions shaped the sound of rock and roll. snip Google's Doodle today pays tribute to both sides of Paul's career. The site's logo has been turned into a playable guitar on which you can strum any song (as long as it's in C-Major), with your mouse or keyboard. There's also a recording device so you can share your masterpieces with others.
  • Elderly woman kidnaps good Samaritans

    05/27/2011 4:57:28 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 6 replies
    abc.net.au ^ | May 27, 2011 7:35
    Police in South Africa are searching for an elderly woman who allegedly persuades young men at a mall to help carry heavy bags from her car before kidnapping and robbing them. The woman, who works with two male accomplices, targets shoppers standing in bank queues at a mall in Johannesburg's Soweto township and has struck at least twice recently, The New Age newspaper reported. "I never suspected anything wicked about the old woman as she looked like a pensioner and had a walking stick," 18-year-old victim Kabelo Dube told the newspaper. He says he was waiting in line to deposit...
  • Good Samaritans Save Woman Being Kidnapped

    05/27/2011 4:56:59 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 11 replies
    wlwt.com ^ | May 12, 2011
    NORWOOD, Ohio -- Strangers came to a woman's aid after, police said, she was almost kidnapped in a Norwood McDonald's parking lot Wednesday morning. Norwood police said Timothy Wayne Glanton jumped in a car, held a knife up to the woman driving and told her to drive him somewhere. When she refused, police said Glanton began hitting her in the face, knocking off her glasses. People nearby noticed the attack and ran to the woman's aid while Glanton fled the scene on foot. Ashley Ward was one of several witnesses to the kidnapping attempt and was quick to give chase...
  • Man Sues His Parents for His Allowance

    05/09/2011 7:01:13 AM PDT · by perfect stranger · 19 replies
    neatorama.com ^ | Apr 27, 2011 | John Farrier
    The parents of a 25-year old man in Spain told him to either look for a job or they would stop paying him $588 in monthly allowance. Then they followed through on their threat. So the young man sued them in court. The judge dismissed his complaint and ordered him to move out of their home and find a job: However, the judge told the man, who has not been named in court documents, that he must leave his parents’ house within 30 days. The judge said the man was studying law, albeit at a slow rate, and would probably...
  • Young Mexican police chief fired after reportedly fleeing to U.S.

    03/07/2011 12:10:50 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 33 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | March 07 | Liz Goodwin
    The AP reports that 21-year-old Marisol Valles has been fired from her post as police chief of the violent town of Praxedis G. Guerrero when she didn't show up for work this morning. She is reportedly seeking asylum in the United States after receiving death threats from drug cartels. She may have difficulty making an asylum case, though, since U.S. immigration officials typically approve such request on the basis of political threats to an applicant's life or well-being, and Mexican drug violence is obviously not state-sanctioned. Valles was hailed as the bravest woman in Mexico for agreeing to head up...
  • Revolving Shotgun Built From Scratch

    02/08/2011 12:14:44 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 50 replies
    Using chambers cut off 12 ga. scrap barrels and a new $10 bbl for an Italian auto shotgun, the only other gun part is a scrapped hammer from a 1857 Remington perc revolver: Loads like a SAA Colt but underlever rotates and cocks it. Blow-by is negligible, hardly noticeable with normal shirt sleeve. Opened for some still shots, at top of the inside pix screwed in is the firing pin, impact type with return spring. The ratchet or star with the hand is visible below on the left side, also the pawl that cocks the hammer. The cylinder indexing lock...
  • Jan. 10-16: 50 Cent Uses Twitter To Make $8.7 Million In One Day

    01/15/2011 6:41:27 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 12 replies
    new.music.yahoo.com ^ | Jan 15, 2011 | Billy Johnson, Jr
    In just one day, 50 Cent's promotion of the publicly traded H&H Imports, Inc. raised the company's stock price from .10 to .39 per share. The G-Unit head urged his 3.8 million Twitter followers to invest in the company. "TVG's stock went from 5 cent to 10 in one day," 50 wrote about the subsidiary of H&H. "You can double your money right now. Just get what you can afford." fans responded immediately, purchasing $50 million worth of the penny stocks. The New York rapper made $8.7 million from those exchanges. Using his influence to generate so much activity for...
  • Garry Owen

    01/11/2011 12:42:42 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 36 replies
    Jan 11, 2011
    Many years ago my Grandmother gave me a sewing kit that I did not look into until today and I found this inside. I am beginning my search for what it might be right now and I expect this is as far as I need to go, but I'll also google and bing what it might be. Surely it is from the military? I guess that because many on Mom's side of the family were in the Navy. Thanks for any more information you can provide.
  • There Is No Such Thing As A Vegan.

    12/01/2010 7:51:26 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 55 replies · 1+ views
  • Caption Kim Jong-il

    11/26/2010 5:45:17 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 45 replies
  • Thief put neighbour's curtains in window

    11/25/2010 7:48:18 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 4 replies · 1+ views
    news.com.au ^ | October 05, 2010
    A BRITISH burglar who stole his neighbour's curtains was reportedly caught when he put them up in his own windows. Jason Williams, 38, who admitted to committing four break-ins, was caught when some of his victims came to his door to ask why their curtains were in his house, the Daily Mirror reported. In a crime described by his legal representative as "not very sophisticated," Williams broke into a neighbour's vacant house and stole the curtains, tools, two ashtrays and lamb steaks from the freezer. Williams initially denied breaking into the house in Slough, about 35km west of London, but...
  • Which countries own America's debt

    11/23/2010 7:19:35 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 10 replies
    infographic
  • the word 'bound'

    11/12/2010 6:42:42 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 36 replies
    The word "bound". The verb tense means 'to leap forward', but the adjective of the word means the inability to do the same. Does this make sense?
  • Caption this Picture

    10/02/2010 1:45:20 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 10 replies
  • Caption the Sex Poodle

    07/05/2010 5:10:25 AM PDT · by perfect stranger · 42 replies
  • Cops bust woman, 74, for pouring mayo in book drop

    06/15/2010 11:05:19 AM PDT · by perfect stranger · 87 replies · 1,220+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | June 14, 2010
    BOISE, Idaho -- Police in Idaho think they might have solved a yearlong condiment crime spree. Authorities said a 74-year-old Boise woman arrested after pouring mayonnaise in the Ada County library's book drop box is a person of interest in at least 10 other condiment-related crimes. Joy L. Cassidy was picked up Sunday at the library, moments after police say she pulled through the outside drive-through and dumped a jar of mayo in the box designated for reading materials. Cassidy was released from jail and faces a misdemeanor charge of malicious injury to property. Boise police say Cassidy is under...
  • Throwable Micro Unmanned Ground Vehicle Tactical Robot Wins Innovation Award

    06/10/2010 7:19:50 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 8 replies · 385+ views
    defensereview.com ^ | June 7, 2010 | David Crane
    Hammelburg, Germany – May 20, 2010, MacroUSA Corporation was awarded the Special Jury’s “Innovation” award at the sixth biannual Military European Land Robot Trial 2010 (M-ELROB 2010) for their Armadillo V2 throwable micro unmanned ground vehicle (MUGV) tactical robot. ELROB is a trial that allows companies and universities to demonstrate and compare the capabilities of unmanned systems in realistic scenarios and terrain in trials organized and setup by military users. It is as close as possible to the typical military deployment scenario today.
  • Son of former Gov. Lawton Chiles enters Florida governor's race

    06/03/2010 2:40:44 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 10 replies · 427+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Thursday, 06.03.10 | Lee Logan
    TALLAHASSEE -- Lawton ``Bud'' Chiles III, the son of the late governor, announced Thursday that he plans to run for governor as an independent candidate. A lifelong Democrat, Chiles is poised to test the theory that 2010 is the Year of the Outsider. Another high-profile candidate, Gov. Charlie Crist, recently left his party to run as an independent in the U.S. Senate race.
  • Obama heckled again over 'don't ask, don't tell'

    05/26/2010 6:29:54 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 11 replies · 513+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Wed May 26, 12:42 pm ET
    A gay rights activist heckled President Obama at a San Francisco fundraiser Tuesday night, urging Obama to "move faster" on a proposed repeal of "don't ask, don't tell." Kip Williams, co-founder of the activist group GetEqual, interrupted as Obama was delivering a fundraising speech for Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.). The president paused to lecture the man as other Democratic supporters booed the heckler. "I hate to say this, but ... if he wants to demonstrate, buy a ticket to a guy who doesn't support his point of view, and then you can yell as much as you want there," Obama...
  • Jon Stewart, 'South Park' duo tee off on network censorship and Muslim death threats

    04/23/2010 11:22:03 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 8 replies · 978+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Fri Apr 23 | Michael Calderone
    Last night, Jon Stewart defended his Comedy Central colleagues, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the creators of "South Park," in a 10-minute segment bashing a radical Muslim group for issuing a death threat against the rude-humor duo. You can watch the segment ,a href="http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-april-22-2010/south-park-death-threats">here (warning: some PG-13 language). "I say this to anyone who's threatening death in the name of religion or politics," Stewart concluded, standing in front of a gospel choir for the second time this week, before offering his now-trademark bleeped-out sign-off, which begins with "Go" and ends with "yourselves." "South Park," which has satirized just about every...
  • A laughing look at the Democrat nominees for President from 2004

    03/15/2010 12:13:02 AM PDT · by perfect stranger · 1 replies · 491+ views
    sfgate.com ^ | 2004 | Mark Fiore
    link
  • Polish Skinhead Converts To Judaism

    03/02/2010 4:59:10 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 3 replies · 284+ views
    TheRightPerspective.org ^ | March 01, 2010
    A neo-nazi skinhead has converted to Orthodox Judaism after finding out he is of Jewish descent. “I still struggle every day to discard my past ideas,” 22-year-old Pawel told The New York Times. “When I look at an old picture of myself as a skinhead, I feel ashamed. Every day I try and do teshuvah [Hebrew for repentance]. Every minute of every day. There is a lot to make up for.” Many in the White Nationalist movement have left for the other side over the years. New Jersey Klan leader Joe Bednarsky now runs an anti-racist Christian ministry for example,...
  • How do I get rid of there damnable lines in Firefox bookmarks??

    01/29/2010 11:11:53 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 17 replies · 1,477+ views
  • Woman found guilty of stalking herself

    01/20/2010 6:53:09 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 24 replies · 758+ views
    news.com.au/ ^ | January 14, 2010 | Sally Glaetze
    A WOMAN has been found guilty of stalking, in a bizarre case in which she tried to organise acts of violence against herself. The Mercury reports Ellen Hazel Triffett, 53, of the Tasmanian Central Highlands, was given a suspended jail sentence yesterday for stalking her local store owner. The Hobart Magistrates Court heard Bronte Park general store owner Wayne Turale started receiving a series of disturbing letters in October 2006. Over 18 months, he received 10 of the poorly written letters, instructing him to perform or organise acts of violence against Mrs Triffett, who was one of his customers. Each...
  • Online classes just got funkier

    05/05/2009 9:17:58 AM PDT · by perfect stranger · 218+ views
    www.kentucky.com/ ^ | May 04, 2009 | Ryan Alessi
    Online classes just got funkier BCTC EXPERIMENTS WITH SOCIAL NETWORKING By Ryan Alessi ralessi@herald-leader.com The professor extends his arms, lifts off the ground and flies across campus before gently landing his sandaled feet in the center of the classroom to start his lesson. A half-dozen of his students in this section of Psychology 110 already are seated. With bright flashes, two more teleport in just as the professor, John Story of Bluegrass Community and Technical College, starts his lecture about Sigmund Freud. If this sounds like a school of the future, well, it might just be, Story said. "We're living...
  • Teen charged with assaulting mom with taco

    01/18/2009 5:30:44 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 68 replies · 1,655+ views
    Fox Orlando ^ | 15 Jan 2009
    A 19-year-old Deltona man is arrested for assaulting his own mother, with a taco. Dena Moir tells Fox 35 News her son, Zachary Moir, got out of control Wednesday night when she was calling him down for dinner. When he refused to stop playing his X-box and come down for dinner, Dena Moir says she went upstairs and unplugged the game, that's when she says Zachary pushed her and called her a bad name. "I've been having trouble with him for awhile won't work, wont' go to school. He's being rude and disrespectful. Pushing things to the limit as far...