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  • Student Breaks 19th Century Greco-Roman Statue While Taking a Selfie

    03/18/2014 11:07:16 AM PDT · by rawhide · 51 replies
    time.com ^ | 3-18-14 | Francesca Trianni
    There are a few basic rules in museums. The first: don’t touch the art. The second: don’t take selfies while touching the art. At a museum in Milan, Italy, a student reportedly broke that second rule: he climbed on a statue dating back to the early 19th century to take a selfie and caused the statue’s left leg to fall off. The discovery was made on Tuesday morning by the staff of the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, one of Italy’s most renowned academic institutions, and it was apparently also recorded by security cameras. The statue depicts the “Drunken...
  • Subway worker caught using the bread oven to dry her WET SOCKS and gloves

    03/18/2014 7:40:55 AM PDT · by rawhide · 19 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 3-18-14 | Emma Glanfield
    Were they six-inches or a FOOT-long? Subway worker caught using the bread oven to dry her WET SOCKS and gloves after she posted a picture of it on her Instagram account. Woman laid her soggy clothes on heated metal racks used to cook bread. Jessica Hinton, a regular customer at the Subway store in the St John’s area of Worcester, spotted the image online and complained. The 29-year-old was then offered vouchers by the store manager - who called her the next day. And she was even private messaged on Facebook by the member of staff in question - who...
  • The miracle Michigan prep basketball playoff game-winner you have to see to believe

    03/13/2014 10:02:41 PM PDT · by rawhide · 3 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 3-13-14 | Ben Rohrbach
    Well, this is about the most ridiculous game-winning buzzer-beater you'll ever see. At any point from the moment the ball fired toward the backboard, ricocheted off the glass, bounced once off the floor and sailed passed the 3-point line, a Middleton (Mich.) Fulton High player could have glanced a fingernail across the ball, and the 0.8 seconds left on the clock would have run out. Instead, nobody got a hand on the ball until it ended up in Dustin Neyer's hands -- mid-air, mind you -- and the Mt. Pleasant (Mich.) Sacred Heart senior shooting guard shot the ball back...
  • He Lost a Bet, but He Won a Date!

    03/13/2014 5:43:12 PM PDT · by rawhide · 4 replies
    Andrew Wilcox never loses to his younger brother Ben in basketball, except for that one time he made a bet. About a month ago, the 24-year-old in Provo, Utah challenged his sibling to a round of one-on-one, noting that the loser would have to stand on a busy intersection and dance for a half hour. Turns out, Andrew was the loser. Playing the best out of three, Ben, 22, won every single basketball game. Thus, Andrew found himself booty-popping, flipping and break dancing on a cement island downtown, as documented in a YouTube video going viral this week. "I was...
  • Boeing reports wing cracks on 787 Dreamliners in production

    03/08/2014 12:55:51 AM PST · by rawhide · 17 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 3-7-14 | By Alwyn Scott and Tim Hepher
    Boeing Co said on Friday that "hairline cracks" had been discovered in the wings of about 40 787 Dreamliners that are in production, marking another setback for the company's newest jet. The cracks have not been found on planes that are in use by airlines and therefore posed no safety risk, Boeing said, adding the problem also will not alter Boeing's plans to deliver 110 787s this year. Wing-maker Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd notified Boeing in February of the problem, which arose after the Japanese company altered its manufacturing process. He added that the manufacturing change was probably aimed at...
  • Woman Wearing Google Glass Says She Was Attacked In San Francisco Bar

    02/25/2014 8:58:19 AM PST · by rawhide · 87 replies
    San Fran CBS local ^ | 2-25-14 | Joe Vazquez
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – A Bay Area woman said she was attacked for wearing the Google Glass wearable computer at a bar in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury. Tech writer Sarah Slocum wrote on her Facebook page that she was at Molotov’s on Haight Street Friday night. Slocum said she was showing someone at the bar how the high-tech glasses work, when two women confronted her. Then, a man ripped the Google Glass off of her face. “OMG so you’ll never believe this but… I got verbally and physically assaulted and robbed last night in the city, had things thrown at...
  • Link to up to the minute Ukrainian liveblog. With many photos, analysis and news.

    02/22/2014 9:44:21 AM PST · by rawhide · 5 replies
    This is an up to the minute live blog of what is going on in Ukraine. Very informative to all interested parties. With many photos, analysis and news.
  • Ukraine protesters take Kiev (Yulia Tymoshenko released from prison, headed to protest camp)

    02/22/2014 9:07:00 AM PST · by rawhide · 15 replies
    The Big Story ^ | 2-22-14
    Parliament arranged the release of Yanukovych's arch-rival, former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who was on her way to Kiev to join the protesters. Asked by crowds gathered at the hospital where she was released about her further plans, Tymoshenko said, "I will run for president," news agencies reported. She said she will "make it so that no drop of blood that was spilled will be forgotten." Tymoshenko, the blond-braided icon of Ukraine's 2004 Orange Revolution, was heading from prison in the eastern city of Kharkiv straight to the protest camp, her party said.
  • Incredible graphic footage of Ukrainian protestors coming under sniper fire from government forces.

    02/21/2014 10:59:37 PM PST · by rawhide · 105 replies
    youtube ^ | 2-20-14
    Incredible footage of brave Ukrainian protestors coming under sniper fire from government forces (graphic long video)
  • Ukraine deal promises early elections to end conflict. Still tentative as both sides seek support

    02/21/2014 5:33:19 AM PST · by rawhide · 12 replies
    European foreign ministers have brokered a tentative deal between Ukraine’s government and opposition that would include early presidential elections and a new transitional government formed within 10 days, people familiar with the talks said. The deal, which could end a months-long political crisis that exploded into large-scale violence this week, is due to be signed later Friday, although officials said the deal is still tentative as the two sides in Ukraine seek to win buy-in from supporters. The deal would see Ukraine return to its 2004 constitution within 48 hours, but amendments passed last year to reform the judiciary and...
  • Ennis' 35-footer saves No. 1 Syracuse (college basketball)

    02/13/2014 4:39:45 AM PST · by rawhide · 16 replies
    PITTSBURGH -- Tyler Ennis took the inbounds pass with 4.4 seconds left and dribbled up court, weaving through Pitt's defense. He had the option of shooting or passing to Trevor Cooney. The Syracuse freshman guard decided to shoot. It was the right decision. Ennis made the 35-footer at the buzzer and No. 1 Syracuse remained unbeaten with a 58-56 victory over No. 25 Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. ''I saw someone ran over to Trevor and I just had to beat one guy,'' Ennis said. ''I knew they weren't going to let Trevor get it. I just had to get some...
  • Basketball player with Down syndrome wows crowd (amazing, watch what happens)

    02/10/2014 4:55:35 PM PST · by rawhide · 11 replies
    y sports minute ^ | 2-10-14 | By Angela Sun
    There was no shortage of emotion on display when Kevin Grow got a chance to play for the Bensalem (Pa.) Fighting Owls late in the fourth quarter against Neshaminy (Pa.) Saturday. After all, the senior with Down syndrome has been the basketball team's beloved manager for four straight years. But from the look and sound of it on You Tube, no one in the crowd could have scripted this game's finish
  • Three-Rotor Copters Set to Change Civilian, Military Helicopter Designs Forever

    Its safe to say that the helicopter changed the way that we move passengers, cargo, soldiers and more. The ability for the helicopter to take off and land vertically has always hampered its ability to reach a faster top speed. But that’s all about to change with a new generation of helicopter that can travel as fast as a plane, but still perform all the tasks characteristic of a copter. The origins of the Sikorsky X2 dates back to the S-69 Advanced Blade Concept in 1973. In 2008, this experimental copter made its first flight. Unlike traditional helicopters that use...
  • Belichick on Wes Welker: 'It was a deliberate play ... to take out Aqib'

    01/20/2014 6:53:19 AM PST · by rawhide · 187 replies
    CBS Sportsline ^ | 1-20-14 | By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer
    For the second-straight season, the loss of Aqib Talib during the AFC title game affected the way the Patriots defense played the rest of the game, and not coincidentally, New England, without its No. 1 cornerback, lost to the Ravens last year and to the Broncos on Sunday. As soon as Talib, who collided with Wes Welker while trailing Demaryius Thomas on a crossing route, was injured and had to leave the game, Denver quarterback Peyton Manning begin targeting Welker and cornerback Devin McCourty. On Monday, Belichick said in his postseason press conference that Welker -- Belichick's former player who...
  • Chevy Camaro ZL1 owner fights dealership that totaled his car

    01/10/2014 6:48:28 PM PST · by rawhide · 118 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | 01/09/14 | By Justin Hyde
    At 580 hp and a starting price of $55,000, the Chevy Camaro ZL1 ranks as the top dog of the Camaro lineup (at least until the Z/28 hits the track.) For Camaro enthusiasts like John Hooper, author of six books on the history of Camaros, it's a dream car — or at least was a dream car, until an employee at a Chevy dealership totaled his ZL1 on an unauthorized joyride. Nearly a month later, Hooper and the dealership have yet to agree on how much that particular top dog was worth. According to Hooper's posts on the Camaro5 forum,...
  • Man Jailed for Gmail Invite to Ex-Girlfriend

    01/10/2014 11:44:30 AM PST · by rawhide · 22 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/10/14 | By ALAN FARNHAM
    In what one expert on Internet privacy calls "a worst-case scenario," a Massachusetts man was jailed for sending his ex-girlfriend (who had a restraining order against him) an email invitation to join Google+. But Thomas Gagnon contends he didn't send it;Google did,without his knowledge or consent. When his ex-girlfriend received the invitation, according to the Salem News, she went to the police, complaining Gagnon had violated the restraining order by sending her the email. Police agreed and arrested him, the News reported.He was jailed then released on $500 bail. Attorney Bradley Shear, an internationally recognized expert on Internet privacy, told...
  • Obamacare Contractor Blamed for Slow Medicare Payments to Hospitals (Employees not being paid)

    01/02/2014 6:11:31 AM PST · by rawhide · 22 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1-2-14 | By JERYL BIER
    The contractor building the financial management system for Healthcare.gov is being blamed by a Houston hospital for delayed Medicare reimbursements that have caused the hospital to miss payrolls for weeks. Novitas Solutions is the federal government's new Medicare payment processor for the south-central region of the country hired by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a division of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS.) ABC-KTRK in Houston reports: According to the CEO Jason Leday, more than 150 employees haven't been paid in nearly a month. "I understand that they have children and a house payment, bills....
  • Kid in black buys meals for strangers (Merry Christmas)

    12/25/2013 5:19:34 AM PST · by rawhide · 9 replies
    ajc.com ^ | 12-24-13 | By Mark Davis
    No one noticed the kid at first, and why would they? On the morning before Christmas, folks grabbing breakfast in the cafeteria at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite surely had other things on their minds. Then, a patron stepped to the register to pay for a meal. The black-clad kid some said he looked like a ninja, but others said, no, he was dressed for church — slipped from behind a counter. His hand was full of cash; his face, full of smile. “Merry Christmas!” he said. “It’s on me!” The startled diner didn’t know what to say,...
  • Obama signs up for health care, selects ‘bronze’ plan in D.C. exchange

    12/23/2013 11:34:21 AM PST · by rawhide · 70 replies
    WAPO ^ | 12-23-13 | Philip Rucker
    <p>President Obama has enrolled in the federal health-care insurance exchanges, selecting a bronze-tiered insurance plan on the D.C. marketplace, the White House announced Monday.</p> <p>In advance of Monday’s key enrollment deadline, Obama signed up for coverage over the weekend during the start of his holiday vacation here in Hawaii in what a White House official described as a “symbolic” act to promote the Affordable Care Act, his signature legislative achievement.</p>
  • Wife gives her husband's new fiancee an incredible Christmas surprise...2 years after she died

    12/21/2013 9:13:54 PM PST · by rawhide · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12-21-13 | By Ashley Collman
    'I love you whoever you are': Wife gives her husband's new fiancee an incredible Christmas surprise with an emotional seal of approval... two years after she DIEDBrenda Schmitz died of ovarian cancer two years ago. She was a wife and mother to four boys One month before her death, she wrote a letter to be sent to a local radio station when her husband fell in love again For the past 20 years KSTZ has been granting listeners wishes, and Schmitz was a fan of holiday program The letter asks for her husband David's new fiancee to be treated to...
  • Lesbian boss ‘fired me for being straight’

    12/19/2013 1:31:27 PM PST · by rawhide · 39 replies
    NYPost ^ | 12-18-13 | Julia Marsh
    A married, heterosexual gym teacher at a tony Upper West Side private school was fired because his lesbian supervisor disapproved of his “traditional family status,” the canned teacher claims in a new Manhattan lawsuit. Gregory Kenney, 50, taught gym at the Trinity School on W. 91st St. for 16 years before he was let go in June 2012. Kenney, who lives with his wife and three young children in LI, says he was a well-liked employee at the elite institution that counts Truman Capote, Ivanka Trump and Eric Schneiderman as alumni, until a gay athletic director named Pat Krieger took...
  • Reminder: Don't kick snow into a cat's face

    12/17/2013 2:29:59 PM PST · by rawhide · 117 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 12-14-13
    Here's a not-so-subtle reminder to leave stray felines alone. A woman who was apparently trying to protect her dog from an ornery cat that she'd taken in kicked a little snow in the feline's face. What could possibly go wrong? A lot. According to WJBK Fox 2 in Detroit, which aired the video, the cat lept onto the woman's face and clawed at her forehead. The catfrontation with its silent-movie-type visuals can be seen as a tad comic, but the woman in the video did suffer significant injuries, WJBK reports. The victim told WJBK that she had to go to...
  • Watch this NY police officer threaten to ticket someone for washing a car in their own driveway

    12/17/2013 7:50:35 AM PST · by rawhide · 60 replies
    autoblog.com ^ | 12-16-13 | Jeffery Ross
    Even with the proliferation of digital cameras providing endless streams of seemingly irrefutable video evidence, there are still many sides of any given story that go unknown. And that is most likely what's going on with this video. What we do know is that YouTube user JokRKidd has a neighbor that really doesn't like him, and that he lives in a city with some questionable law enforcement. How questionable you ask? More questionable than the laws that used to make it illegal to park a pickup truck in the driveway of a private residence at night in Coral Gables, FL....
  • Google glass-wearing customer kicked out of diner

    11/30/2013 5:02:33 PM PST · by rawhide · 141 replies
    ajc.com ^ | 11-30-13 | By Adam Falk
    Seattle may be home for tech giants Amazon and Microsoft, but Google Glass isn't welcome in one local diner. Nick Starr, a network engineer, found this out the hard way after wearing Glass to Lost Lake Lounge last week. (Via Facebook / Nick Starr) After being seated, Starr writes, "A woman who works there comes up to us and tells me that the owner's other restaurant doesn't allow Google Glass and that I would have to either put it away (it doesn't fold up btw) or leave." (Via Facebook / Nick Starr) ​ The two then reportedly had a back-and-forth....
  • Florida city uproots couple’s 17-year-old garden, over new ordinance

    11/19/2013 11:04:14 AM PST · by rawhide · 28 replies
    fox News ^ | 11-19-13 | By William Patrick
    <p>Few things in life are as benign as a home vegetable garden.</p> <p>Here's what happened to Hermine Ricketts and her husband, Tom Carroll. For the past 17 years they’ve grown a garden in the front yard of their modest South Florida home. The backyard, they say, doesn’t get enough sunlight.</p>
  • Brit Hume: ObamaCare challenges will only get worse (with Megyn Kelly)

    11/14/2013 5:58:26 PM PST · by rawhide · 24 replies
    fox News ^ | 11-12-13
    Brit Hume: ObamaCare challenges will only get worse http://video.foxnews.com/v/2833343510001/brit-hume-obamacare-challenges-will-only-get-worse-/?intcmp=obnetwork
  • NFLPA to 'insist on fair investigation' in Dolphins hazing matter

    11/05/2013 8:09:44 AM PST · by rawhide · 19 replies
    CBSsportsline ^ | 11-5-13 | By Will Brinson
    The NFL is investigating the situation in Miami involving Richie Incognito, Jonathan Martin and some serious hazing gone wrong. The Dolphins said Monday they'll comply with that investigation. On Tuesday the NFLPA weighed in as well. The union said that it would monitor the proceedings and "will insist on a fair investigation for all involved." "We expect that the NFL and its clubs create a safe and professional workplace for all players and that owners, executives, coaches and players should set the best standards and examples," the union said in a statement. "It is the duty of this union to...
  • Richie Incognito suspended by team (Miami Dolphins bully)

    11/04/2013 2:52:32 AM PST · by rawhide · 64 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11-4-13 | By James Walker
    The Miami Dolphins have suspended starting guard Richie Incognito for conduct detrimental to the team. Incognito was being reviewed by the Dolphins, the NFL and the NFL Players Association for harassment of teammate Jonathan Martin, who left the team last week following a lunchroom incident. "The Miami Dolphins have suspended Richie Incognito for conduct detrimental to the team," the team said in a statement released late Sunday night. "We believe in maintaining a culture of respect for one another and as a result we believe this decision is in the best interest of the organization at this time. Incognito, who...
  • Dad's Awesome Reaction to Son's Math Score

    10/22/2013 9:56:42 AM PDT · by rawhide · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10-22-13
    When Aria Shahrokhshahi got a much improved grade in math he knew one person would be particularly pleased: his dad, who helped him study. Aria, who is dyslexic, admits that "no one thought I was going to pass, not even my dad. But he stood by me, supported me in anything I wanted to do ." After his teacher told Aria the good news, he knew just what to do to surprise his father: "I played it cool and like I did something wrong." Lucky for us, he set up a secret camera to catch the heart-warming reaction. "My dad...
  • Two women both miscarried after jealous friend who lost her unborn child poisoned them

    10/18/2013 6:42:04 AM PDT · by rawhide · 25 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 10/17/13 | Anna Edwards
    Two pregnant woman miscarried after a jealous friend poisoned their drinks, a court in Austria has heard. Secretary Angela Maier, 26, was desperate to have a baby of her own but suffered three miscarriages. The depressed woman was consumed with jealousy when she then learned that her sister-in-law and best friend were pregnant. Maier told a court in Klagenfurt, Austria: 'I couldn't stand the thought of them having babies who would be growing up when mine was dead. 'Mine should have been with them as well, but instead mine died while theirs went on.' She was suffering from depression as...
  • Woman loses job after trying to stop shoplifter (Lowe's)

    10/10/2013 3:03:53 PM PDT · by rawhide · 37 replies
    yahoo video ^ | 10/10/13
    When Lowe's employee Karen Sizemore saw a man shoplifting from her Kentucky store, she says she snapped: "It was just the adrenaline rush, I'm not taking it anymore. You just get to the point where you're so tired of people stealing from you." So Karen, a grandmother and 18-year employee of the chain, followed the thief out to his car and reached into the backseat trying to retrieve the Dewalt tool kit, valued at $600. She wasn't able to get it but she did get the man's license plate number and car make, leading to his arrest. The incident made...
  • 12-year-old girl arrested for relentless bullying

    10/03/2013 6:05:41 AM PDT · by rawhide · 42 replies
    nbc news ^ | By Ari Mason
    A 12-year-old from Stamford, Conn., was arrested on Tuesday after police say she continually bullied, taunted and harassed another student while at school. Police said the victim’s parents contacted the department to report the bullying on Sept. 20. Both students attend a private middle school. The bullying intensified while police and school administrators investigated, pushing the victim to make suicidal comments, according to police. Police said the pre-teen was charged with disorderly conduct and was released to the custody of her parents. “This behavior will not be tolerated by Stamford Police Department,” said Capt. Richard Conklin and Lt. Diedrich Hohn,...
  • C.B. Bucknor blows another call (unbelievable!)

    09/26/2013 3:07:01 PM PDT · by rawhide · 23 replies
    Yahoo sports minute ^ | 9-25-13 | Blair Johnson
    C.B. Bucknor has been umpiring Major League Baseball games since 1996. But over that time frame, he — along with Angel Hernandez (a favorite of former Atlanta Braves great Chipper Jones) — may be considered the worst ump in the big leagues. Earlier this season, Bucknor managed to punch out a batter with two strikes. But the call he made during a critical point in Wednesday night's Philadelphia Phillies-Miami Marlins game truly defies logic. With the score tied 2-2 with two out and runners on the corners, Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich hit a slow grounder down the first-base line....
  • Kenya's military says 'most' hostages freed after forces launch attack on militants inside mall

    09/22/2013 2:35:39 PM PDT · by rawhide · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-22-12
    "Most" of the hostages who have been holed up at an upscale shopping mall in Kenya's capital after it was attacked by members of an Al Qaeda-linked Somali militant group on Saturday have been freed, Kenya's military says. Kenya's armed forces launched a "major" assault on the militants on Sunday night -- about 30 hours after the Islamists stormed the Nairobi mall in an attack that left at least 68 dead and 175 injured. At around midnight local time, Kenya's Defence Forces said it had rescued most hostages and had taken control of most of the mall, but declined to...
  • Truck Driver Nearly Beaten to Death By Police For Not Signing Traffic Ticket

    09/09/2013 5:08:03 AM PDT · by rawhide · 102 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5-19-13
    BERKELEY, CA -- A truck driver was beaten within an inch of his life by California Highway Patrol for not signing a traffic ticket that he could not read. The driver, who broke no laws, was beaten so badly that he woke up in a trauma hospital. Olegs Kozacenko, a local resident originally from Russia, was pulled over and cited by police for allegedly driving too many hours in one day. Kozacenko refused to sign the ticket because he had not or could not read it. CHP Officers didn't take kindly to the driver's refusal to sign. Two officers, one...
  • Woman Pulled Over For Breastfeeding on Moped (w/photo)

    09/05/2013 7:45:17 PM PDT · by rawhide · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9-5-13 | by Jon David Kahn
    A mother in China was pulled over by police after allegedly breastfeeding her baby while driving a moped through the streets in Yuzhou, Henan province. According to witnesses, the child, about 18-months old, was crying as the mother weaved through traffic. "So she suddenly lifted up her T-shirt, whipped out her breast and started to feed him on the move," said one driver. A police spokesman said "She was risking her life, her son's life and the lives of all the other road users...We told her that if she carried on we would confiscate her bike."
  • The scariest job interview

    09/05/2013 2:12:08 AM PDT · by rawhide · 16 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 9-4-13 | David Mccormack
    Applicants for a job interview with LG Electronics in Chile had the scare of their lives when the company played a cruel prank on them that has been turned into an amusing TV advertisement. To promote just how life-like images appear on the company’s 82-inch ‘Ultra HD’ TV, LG created a fake office in which one of its screen was positioned to look like a window. Four unlucky applicants – two men and two women – were then filmed in the fake office being interviewed for a job with the company.
  • Road Rage Marine

    08/31/2013 2:50:49 AM PDT · by rawhide · 37 replies
    You Tube ^ | April, 2013 | EpicViralz
    Camp Pendleton road rage incident. See link above for video.
  • UN to US: Wait 4 days for team to complete investigation before deciding on military strike

    08/28/2013 11:04:53 AM PDT · by rawhide · 29 replies
    CBS DC ^ | 8-28-13
    The United Nations is calling on the United States and its allies to wait longer on a potential military strike against Syria. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday that a team of U.N. chemical weapons inspectors needs a total of four days to complete its investigation into an alleged chemical weapons attack in Damascus in which Syrian activists say 1,300 people were killed. "It is essential to establish the facts. A U.N. investigation team is now on the ground to do just that. Just days after the attack, they have collected valuable samples and interviewed victims and witnesses. The team...
  • 'She gave me 75 years of her life': The 96-year-old who entered heartbreaking song he wrote....

    08/25/2013 11:56:57 AM PDT · by rawhide · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8-25-13
    A 96-year-old Illinois man wrote a song about his wife of 75 years and when he sent the heart-wrenching ode into a singer-songwriter contest, they decided to produce it for him. When Fred Stobaugh talks about his wife Lorraine now, it’s hard for him to hold back tears after the life they led together he says was ‘like a dream.’ After she died, he was sitting alone in the Peoria home they once shared and for the first time in his life he decided to write a song. ‘It just fit her,’ Stobaugh said. After penning ‘Oh Sweet Lorraine,’ he...
  • Volkswagen Microbus finally reaches the end of the road

    08/22/2013 8:00:47 AM PDT · by rawhide · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-22-13 | By Gary Gastelu
    <p>After all these years the Kombi is officially fried out.</p> <p>First introduced to the world in 1950, Volkswagen’s venerable Type 2 “Microbus” has been produced in Brazil since 1957, a 56-year longevity record that ends in December.</p> <p>As FoxNews.com reported last year, the van sold there as the Kombi is finally being discontinued due to upcoming safety regulations that it simply can’t be modified to meet.</p>
  • (Black) firefighter & pastor was cuffed after he waved at cops-who thought he was flipping them off

    08/16/2013 10:00:44 AM PDT · by rawhide · 52 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 8-15-13
    A photo of police forcing an off-duty firefighter to the ground has gained national attention after it was revealed that the police action was taken after the man waved to the officers. George Madison Jr., an African American firefighter and youth pastor in Evansville, Indiana was threatened with a taser by police when he committed no crime. Madison says that he was riding his bike when he saw a police car approaching the same intersection. Through his work on the local fire department, he is familiar with a number of the police officers in Evansville and he thought he recognized...
  • Deaf NY Starbucks patrons sue, say they're mocked

    07/17/2013 2:53:05 AM PDT · by rawhide · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7-15-13
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) -- Some Starbucks workers in the city were so rude to deaf customers they mocked them and called the police to try to get them kicked out, a lawsuit says.</p> <p>The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages and an order from the court to stop discriminatory behavior for what's described as multiple occasions of abuse over the past year.</p>
  • Employee 'failed to properly set the brakes' on runaway train that hit Canadian town.....

    07/10/2013 8:25:29 PM PDT · by rawhide · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7-10-13
    The president and CEO of the railway's parent company says an employee failed to properly set the brakes of the train that crashed into a town in Quebec, killing at least 15 people while another 45 remain missing. Edward Burkhardt made the comments during a visit Wednesday to the town that was devastated by the runaway oil train four days ago. 'It was questionable whether hand brakes were put I place at this time,' Burkhardt said. 'I don't think any employees removed brakes. They failed to set the brakes.' 'I think he did something wrong ...We think he applied some...
  • Chinese police seize decades-old chicken feet smuggled from Vietnam

    07/08/2013 4:42:08 PM PDT · by rawhide · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-8-13
    Police in China discovered decades-old chicken feet, beef tripe, and cartilage when they raided an illegal food storage site in the Guangxi region. Twenty tons of meat -- some dating back as far as 1967 -- was apparently smuggled by a gang into China from Vietnam, according to the Chinese news agency, Xinhua. According to a report in the South China Morning Post, the chicken feet were brought into China frozen, and then processed with bleach and other chemicals to add weight and improve color. By increasing the weight, the gang was able to turn about 2.2 pounds into more...
  • 15-year-old Canadian girl invents flashlight powered only by body heat...

    06/30/2013 2:01:44 AM PDT · by rawhide · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6-29-13 | By Ashley Collman
    ...and earns spot in Google Science Fair finals This girl's science project really puts your baking soda volcano to shame A 15-year-old girl in Canada has invented a flashlight that only needs the warmth of the hand to turn on. Ann Makosinski, a high school junior in Victoria, British Columbia, was trying to think of a way of harvesting untapped energy when she was inspired to make the flashlight. She realized that the warmth generated by the human body was an overlooked energy source. Her project objective was to create a flashlight that ran solely off the heat of the...
  • The tender moment a groom reassures his nervous wife-to-be in prayer

    06/13/2013 10:54:27 PM PDT · by rawhide · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6-13-13 | Sadie Whitelocks
    The tender moment a groom reassures his nervous wife-to-be in prayer - without catching a glimpse of her wedding dress. Weddings prove stressful for many couples, with the honeymoon offering a much welcome escape. But one candid shot of a bride and groom shows how they successfully managed to steal a moment of peace amidst the fray of their big day. The groom is seen sitting around the corner to uphold the tradition of not seeing the bride in her bridal gown. Mrs Curtas, 23, told the Daily News that she was frantically fussing over her hair and make-up in...
  • Guide dog saves man and woman from swerving vehicle (VIDEO)

    06/13/2013 5:45:08 AM PDT · by rawhide · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6-12-13 | Eric Pfeiffer, Yahoo! News
    An alert guide dog saved a California man and woman on Monday from an out-of-control vehicle swerving backward down a public sidewalk at high speed. Todd Jurek and Danielle Alvarado are both employees of Guide Dogs for the Blind, a company that trains service dogs to assist visually impaired individuals. They were taking a O’Neil, an 18-month-old Labrador retriever, out for a training walk in San Rafael, Calif., on Monday morning when the near-death experience occurred. The San Jose Mercury News reports that a 93-year-old woman was reportedly trying to parallel park her vehicle when she lost control and began...
  • $27,500 Gun Hits Targets at 1,000 Yards

    06/13/2013 5:14:33 AM PDT · by rawhide · 21 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 6-11-13 | By Aaron Smith | CNNMoney.com
    AUSTIN, Texas — A new company in Texas is selling a precision rifle with a unique technology that allows even an inexperienced shooter to hit a target 10 football fields away. The price tag is a staggering $27,500. Tracking Point describes the weapon as a smartgun, with a trigger wired to the scope so that the gun won't fire until it's locked on the target that's been tagged. "There are a number of people who say the gun shoots itself," said Chief Executive Officer Jason Schauble, a former Marine captain who was wounded in Iraq. "It doesn't. The shooter is...
  • Belmont Stakes warmup sees stunning come-from-behind finish (video) AMAZING!!

    06/07/2013 11:49:06 PM PDT · by rawhide · 31 replies
    Saturday’s running of the Belmont Stakes might not live up to the finish on Friday afternoon in the Brooklyn Handicap, one of several high-profile races run at Belmont Park the day before the last leg of the Triple Crown. Before a national television audience on the NBC Sports Network, the $700,000 Grade II Brooklyn Handicap saw 7-1 Calidoscopio pull off not just an upset but perhaps one of the greatest closes in racing history. Down 22 lengths at the midway point of the 1 ½ mile Brooklyn Handicap, jockey Aaron Gryder was out of the picture for much of the...