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  • Southfield Police Cruiser Stolen, Recovered in Detroit

    11/23/2010 10:39:05 AM PST · by shooter223 · 12 replies ^ | Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | Staff
    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) - Police are searching for a man who stole a Southfield police cruiser and then ditched it in a neighborhood on the city's west side Tuesday.
  • Police: Wheelchair ramp stolen from Ohio home

    05/29/2010 1:31:38 PM PDT · by shooter223 · 28 replies · 605+ views
    AP ^ | Saturday, May 29, 2010 | unknown
    ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — Police in northeast Ohio say they're looking for thieves who stole a wheelchair ramp from a woman's home, and a local business is offering to replace it with a free upgrade.
  • 9 indicted on charges of accessing Obama records

    05/13/2010 8:35:37 AM PDT · by shooter223 · 3 replies · 967+ views
    AP ^ | Wed May 12, 2010 | MICHAEL J. CRUMB
    DES MOINES, Iowa – Nine people were indicted Wednesday on federal charges of accessing President Barack Obama's student loan records while they were employed for a Department of Education contractor in Iowa.
  • Michigan smoking ban to be signed into law, fire-safe cigarettes on the way

    12/18/2009 11:10:20 AM PST · by shooter223 · 9 replies · 349+ views ^ | December 18, 2009 | Unknown
    MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – On Friday Michigan joins 37 other states by banning smoking in public places. Governor Jennifer Granholm is expected to sign the measure into law Friday afternoon at the Michigan Brewing Company in Lansing. The law will take effect in May, banning smoking in restaurant, bars, workplaces and government buildings. Cigar bars, casinos, and smoke shops are exempt.
  • Al Capone's hideout up for sale

    09/19/2009 2:41:12 PM PDT · by shooter223 · 17 replies · 2,130+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 19 Sep 2009 | Unknown
    The buyer of a pretty property in northern Wisconsin will get a former hideout of Chicago mobster Al Capone along with a bar and restaurant complete with portholes to shoot from
  • The Hunt For The 'Million Dollar Mattress'

    06/10/2009 11:30:49 AM PDT · by shooter223 · 13 replies · 622+ views
    Sky News ^ | June 10,2009 | Dominic Waghorn
    The hunt is reportedly on in Israel for a mattress stuffed with a million dollars.A Tel Aviv woman claims to have thrown out her mother's mattress when she bought her a new replacement as a surprise. Her distraught elderly mother then revealed she had hidden her life savings of $1m (£700,000) inside.
  • HBO spotlights longtime White House reporter Helen Thomas(BARF!)

    08/18/2008 5:52:28 AM PDT · by shooter223 · 31 replies · 166+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 08/16/2008 | Rob Owen
    At a breezy 38 minutes, HBO's "Thank You, Mr. President: Helen Thomas at the White House" (9 p.m., Monday) gives the veteran White House reporter all the attention she merits.
  • Man steals large amounts of fuel in broad daylight

    10/18/2007 12:16:42 PM PDT · by shooter223 · 48 replies · 204+ views ^ | 10/17/2007 | Janie Porter
    Polk County, Florida – More charges are expected after deputies caught a Winter Haven man siphoning more than 923 gallons of fuel from underground tanks at gas stations in Pasco and Polk counties. 70-year-old Hobert Gibson was arrested Tuesday and charged with two counts of grand theft. Over the last ten months, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd suspects Gibson has stolen 3,000 to 10,000 gallons of fuel each week. But so far, only one gas station has come forward.
  • Fermi II steam line holes:worker error

    10/12/2007 12:46:20 PM PDT · by shooter223 · 3 replies · 518+ views
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  • Officials still searching for cause of Fermi II steam line holes

    10/12/2007 8:08:25 AM PDT · by shooter223 · 61 replies · 1,248+ views ^ | Oct 11, 2007 | AP
    MONROE, Mich. (Map, News) - Officials are trying to determine what caused several holes discovered in steam lines at the Fermi II nuclear power plant near Monroe. DTE Energy spokesman John Austerberry says several 1/4-inch holes were discovered Thursday by workers performing routine maintenance. He says the holes appear to have been drilled.
  • California could be 3rd state to ban forced RFID implants

    09/25/2007 6:51:03 AM PDT · by shooter223 · 11 replies · 140+ views ^ | Tuesday, September 18, 2007 | Orr Shtuhl
    It would be an interesting feature of an employee’s first day: sign a contract, fill out a W-2 and roll up your sleeve for your microchip injection. Sounds like sci-fi, but it’s happened, and now a handful of states are making sure their citizens will never be forced to have a microchip implanted under their skin.
  • Armed student's motives unclear

    09/17/2007 5:26:03 AM PDT · by shooter223 · 10 replies · 112+ views
    Detroit Free Press | September 17, 2007 | NIRAJ WARIKOO
    Detroit Free Press blocks posting,go to click on local news, you will find it
  • Iran Plans to Resume Uranium Enrichment

    02/04/2006 12:23:04 PM PST · by shooter223 · 6 replies · 162+ views
    The News Herald ^ | Feb 4,2006 | unknown (AP)
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's president Saturday ordered the resumption of uranium enrichment and an end to snap inspections of its facilities after the U.N. nuclear watchdog voted to report Tehran to the Security Council. Iran had warned that it would resume enrichment if the International Atomic Energy Agency board voted to refer it to the Security Council, which it did on Saturday. Tehran also said a proposal by Moscow to enrich uranium in Russia was dead. "As of Sunday, the voluntary implementation of the additional protocol and other cooperation beyond the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty has to be suspended under...
  • Traffic Wreck, Gas Leak Lead to Pot Bust

    01/14/2006 12:41:40 PM PST · by shooter223 · 9 replies · 317+ views
    The News Herald ^ | Jan 13,2006 | unknown (AP)
    TUCKER, Ga. (AP) -- A strange chain of events that began with a traffic accident and a gas leak ended this week with the discovery of nearly $900,000 worth of marijuana growing in a suburban apartment. It began when a drunken driver crashed into an apartment building Sunday morning, said Officer Darren Moloney, spokesman for the Gwinnett County Police Department. The collision ruptured a gas line, prompting firefighters to respond to check for leaks. While checking inside one of the units, they found an indoor pot growing operation, Moloney said.
  • National ID a 'Nightmare' for States

    01/14/2006 12:25:36 PM PST · by shooter223 · 34 replies · 678+ views
    The News Herald ^ | Jan 12,2006 | BRIAN BERGSTEIN (AP)
    An anti-terrorism law creating a national standard for all driver's licenses by 2008 isn't just upsetting civil libertarians and immigration rights activists. State motor vehicle officials nationwide who will have to carry out the Real ID Act say its authors grossly underestimated its logistical, technological and financial demands. In a comprehensive survey obtained by The Associated Press and in follow-up interviews, officials cast doubt on the states' ability to comply with the law on time and fretted that it will be a budget buster. "It is just flat out impossible and unrealistic to meet the prescriptive provisions of this law...
  • Soldier continues fight not to serve under U.N.

    01/11/2006 12:56:59 PM PST · by shooter223 · 36 replies · 1,217+ views ^ | January 11, 2006 | unknown (WorldNetDaily)
    A U.S. soldier court-martialed for refusing to wear the insignia and blue beret of the United Nations and serve under the world body's command is now appealing his case to a federal appeals court. Michael New was among several hundred troops sent to Macedonia by President Clinton in 1995 on a U.N. peacekeeping mission. But New refused to obey the order, calling it illegal for him to serve under a foreign power.
  • Now Executive warns: no smoking at home

    12/22/2005 3:43:22 PM PST · by shooter223 · 13 replies · 552+ views ^ | Thu 22 Dec 2005 | HAMISH MACDONELL
    Public asked not to light up before visits from public sector workers Key points • Letters to be sent asking for no smoking one hour before public worker visits • Plan to draw smokers' map of Scotland identifying where smokers live • Smoking ban to come into force 26 March 2006 Key quote "Does your organisation know which of the homes visited by its staff are occupied by smokers? If not, it would be advisable to develop such a list. Once the situation relating to individual properties is ascertained, steps can be taken to reduce the exposure the staff might...
  • Ky. Court: Winner of '04 Race Can't Serve

    12/22/2005 2:49:27 PM PST · by shooter223 · 5 replies · 336+ views
    The News Herald ^ | Dec 22,2005 | MARK R. CHELLGREN (AP)
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- After a year of legal warfare, voters finally have an answer to who won a disputed state Senate seat: no one. The Kentucky Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the candidate who got the most votes can't serve because she didn't live in the district long enough, and the runner-up can't serve because she didn't win. The result is that the 37th District Senate seat, representing part of the Louisville area, is vacant, as it effectively has been since the start of the 2005 General Assembly. The court didn't recommend a solution, and Gov. Ernie Fletcher wouldn't...
  • U. of Calif. Wins Los Alamos Lab Contract

    12/22/2005 2:41:30 PM PST · by shooter223 · 8 replies · 262+ views
    The News Herald ^ | Dec 22,2005 | MICHELLE LOCKE (AP)
    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- The relationship between the University of California and Los Alamos National Laboratory began as a wartime affair conducted against the tense backdrop of the race to finish an atomic bomb. The union has endured for 63 years, some of them rocky. Wednesday marked a new chapter as the government - apparently forgiving a series of alleged financial and security gaffes - asked the university to continue managing the lab that built the atom bomb. A UC bid, made in partnership with engineering giant Bechtel Corp., prevailed over a rival team made up of the University of...
  • NYPD Challenges Report on Surveillance

    12/22/2005 2:35:56 PM PST · by shooter223 · 5 replies · 172+ views
    The News Herald ^ | Dec 22,2005 | unknown (AP)
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Police officials Thursday disputed a newspaper report accusing them of using undercover officers to infiltrate and monitor anti-war groups and other activist organizations. The report in Thursday's New York Times said videotapes obtained by the newspaper showed police conducting surveillance on people attending an Iraq war protest, a monthly bicycle ride staged by cycling activists and a vigil for a cyclist who had died in an accident. The Police Department's top spokesman, Paul Browne, criticized the report as misleading. He said plainclothes police - not undercover officers - regularly attend protests to maintain order and stop...
  • Web Sites Let Folks Send E-Mail to Future

    12/18/2005 12:41:28 PM PST · by shooter223 · 43 replies · 735+ views
    The News Herald ^ | Dec 18,2005 | NAHAL TOOSI (AP)
    NEW YORK (AP) -- In the year 2009, on the 25th of April, a man named Greg is supposed to get an e-mail. The e-mail will remind Greg that he is his best friend and worst enemy, that he once dated a woman named Michelle, and that he planned to major in computer science. "More importantly," the e-mail says, "are you wearing women's clothing?" The e-mail was sent by none other than Greg himself - through a Web site called The site is one of a handful that let people send e-mails to themselves and others years in the...
  • Levin, Stabenow vote against measure reauthorizing Patriot Act

    12/18/2005 12:37:00 PM PST · by shooter223 · 10 replies · 365+ views
    The News Herald ^ | Dec 18,2005 | unknown (AP)
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow of Michigan joined in the Senate's refusal last week to reauthorize portions of the USA Patriot Act amid concerns that the provisions infringed too much on Americans' privacy. In a crucial vote Friday, the bill's Senate supporters were not able to get the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster. Levin and Stabenow, both Democrats, voted against the reauthorization. Levin said the bill first considered by the Senate in July was "very balanced" but the latest version included provisions "which could sweep into the net of a fishing expedition the most...
  • 2 Teens Arrested in Alleged Massacre Plot

    12/18/2005 12:32:07 PM PST · by shooter223 · 6 replies · 289+ views
    The News Herald ^ | Dec 18,2005 | unknown (AP)
    LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) -- Two teenagers were in custody for allegedly plotting to carry out a Columbine-like massacre at their former high school next Valentine's Day, authorities said. The former Quartz Hill High students, whose names were not released, were arrested Thursday after searches of their homes turned up knives, ammunition, a gas mask and bomb-making instructions downloaded from the Internet, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. They were being held at the Sylmar Juvenile Detention Center for investigation of making terrorist threats, Brown said. "I've been working with schools for eight years, and we have hoaxes all...
  • Mauling Death Sets Off Review of Dog Laws

    12/18/2005 12:28:02 PM PST · by shooter223 · 9 replies · 376+ views
    The News Herald ^ | Dec 18, 2005 | KRISTEN GELINEAU (AP)
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A Virginia lawmaker is proposing tough legislation to punish dog owners whose pets injure or kill, following a fatal attack on an elderly widow by three roaming pit bulls. Dorothy Sullivan, 82, was attacked March 8 while walking her small dog, Buttons, in her own front yard in Partlow. Buttons also was killed. Her family and some legislators say her death spotlights the need for legislative action. "The horrific nature of Mrs. Sullivan's death, coupled with the prosecutor telling me he really didn't have a whole lot legally as means to pursue the case, told me...
  • Temperatures Climb As Warming Talks Stall (Barf Alert)

    12/17/2005 10:40:20 AM PST · by shooter223 · 22 replies · 351+ views
    The News Herald ^ | Dec 17,2005 | CHARLES J. HANLEY (AP)
    NEW YORK (AP) -- In the high Arctic, deep in the Atlantic, on Africa's sunbaked plains, climate scientists are seeing change unfold before their eyes. In the global councils of power, however, change in climate policy is coming only slowly. In Geneva on Thursday, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reported that 2005 thus far is the second warmest year on record, extending a trend climatologists attribute at least partly to heat-trapping "greenhouse gases" accumulating in the atmosphere. In New York, NASA's Goddard Institute projected that 2005 will surpass 1998 to end as the hottest year globally in the 125 years...
  • Ex-FBI Informant Takes Deal in Spy Case

    12/17/2005 10:35:01 AM PST · by shooter223 · 9 replies · 328+ views
    The News Herald ^ | Dec 17,2005 | LINDA DEUTSCH (AP)
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The government ended its crippled spy case against a woman once accused of being a Chinese double agent, accepting her guilty pleas to lesser charges of making a false statement to the FBI and filing a false tax return. Katrina Leung, 51, admitted Friday she lied to the FBI about her intimate relationship with her FBI handler, James J. Smith, and that she failed to include all her income on her tax returns for the year 2000. The case against Leung virtually collapsed early this year when the judge rebuked prosecutors for "deliberate misconduct" and dismissed...
  • Fieger asks Gov. Granholm to appoint special prosecutor in probe

    12/14/2005 10:51:24 AM PST · by shooter223 · 4 replies · 270+ views
    The News Herald ^ | Dec 14,2005 | unknown (AP)
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Embattled lawyer Geoffrey Fieger on Wednesday asked Gov. Jennifer Granholm to appoint an independent prosecutor to take over an investigation into his 2004 election ads criticizing a state Supreme Court justice. A Fieger attorney wrote a letter to the Democratic governor requesting that she - not Republican Attorney General Mike Cox - find a special prosecutor to oversee the campaign finance probe. Cox last month admitted an extramarital affair and accused Fieger of blackmailing him unless he stopped the investigation.
  • Vote on affirmative action proposal delayed after protest

    12/14/2005 10:45:21 AM PST · by shooter223 · 18 replies · 557+ views
    The News Herald ^ | Dec 14,2005 | TIM MARTIN (AP)
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Police officers had to be called Wednesday to a meeting of the state elections board after a student protest delayed a vote on whether to put a proposal that would ban some affirmative action programs in Michigan on the November 2006 ballot. The police came to the Board of State Canvassers meeting after high school students from the Detroit area knocked over an empty table where witnesses give testimony. The table was knocked over as students chanted "They say Jim Crow, we say hell no!" and moving toward the front of the room when the board...
  • China to Start Manned Lunar Program

    12/14/2005 10:38:23 AM PST · by shooter223 · 15 replies · 395+ views
    The News Herald ^ | Dec 14,2005 | unknown (AP)
    BEIJING (AP) -- China will begin an effort to send astronauts to the moon in about 2017, with a landing some time after that, official media said Wednesday, citing a senior official of the lunar probe program. The moon landing would cap a lunar program begun in 2004 with the launch of a probe. In October, China launched its second manned space flight, a successful five-day mission. The Xinhua News Agency quoted Ouyang Ziyuan, the lunar program's chief scientist, as saying unmanned lunar probes will be ramped up in three stages until about 2017, when the manned program will begin....
  • Amish Man Lost Thousands in Sex Scam

    12/14/2005 10:30:27 AM PST · by shooter223 · 80 replies · 2,596+ views
    The News Herald ^ | Dec 14,2005 | unknown (AP)
    CHARDON, Ohio (AP) -- A 75-year-old Amish widower, afraid his church community would find out about him seeking sex from a prostitute, was scammed out of more than $67,000 from the prostitute and her boyfriend, a prosecutor says. Jake Byler of Burton Township gave the pair the money because they had convinced him that photos of Byler and the prostitute would appear on the Internet, county prosecutor David Joyce said. Kimberly M. Webber, 35, and Patrick T. Lansdowne, 41, of Cleveland, were indicted Tuesday on six felony charges, including extortion, theft from an elderly person and burglary. Both remained jailed...
  • Italian Lawmakers to Consider Porn Tax

    12/08/2005 10:52:29 AM PST · by shooter223 · 20 replies · 342+ views
    The News Herald ^ | Dec 8,2005 | Unknown (AP)
    ROME (AP) -- Italians would have to pay a 20 percent tax on pornography according to a budget amendment that cleared a first legislative hurdle, news reports said Thursday. The proposed tax was approved at committee level and is expected to go before the Chamber of Deputies, Italy's lower parliamentary house, early next week.
  • U.S. Satellites Outnumber Rest of World

    12/08/2005 10:46:28 AM PST · by shooter223 · 30 replies · 882+ views
    The News Herald ^ | Dec 7, 2005 | KATHERINE SHRADER (AP)
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States has 413 satellites in space snooping for the government, checking on the weather and relaying the latest pop music, a new database says. That's more than the 382 the rest of the world has spinning above the Earth. The inventory, developed by the Union of Concerned Scientists and released Wednesday, provides details on some of the Pentagon's most secret satellites, which may gather images in the dark or take high-resolution pictures from 12,000 miles away. "Until now, the general public didn't have easy access to information about all active satellites," said Dr. Laura Grego,...
  • Camera Can Wirelessly Relay Video, Audio

    12/08/2005 10:34:30 AM PST · by shooter223 · 7 replies · 480+ views
    The News Herald ^ | Dec 7, 2005 | BRIAN BERGSTEIN (AP)
    BOSTON (AP) -- Police officers stepping into hostage standoffs and other dicey situations now have something new to throw into the mix - a baseball-sized camera that can be hurled from afar, survive the landing and wirelessly relay video and audio back to base for two hours. The EyeBall camera weighs less than a pound and is protected by a rugged rubber and polyurethane housing. That allows it to be thrown through windows or bounced off walls. When it comes to a rest, the ball stabilizes itself, then begins transmitting footage and sound up to 200 yards away. The EyeBall...
  • FBI: Internet-Based Attacks Unlikely

    12/08/2005 10:26:10 AM PST · by shooter223 · 7 replies · 202+ views
    The News Herald ^ | Dec 7,2005 | MARK SHERMAN (AP)
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Al-Qaida and other terror groups are more sophisticated in their use of computers but still are unable to mount crippling Internet-based attacks against U.S. power grids, airports and other targets, the FBI's top cyber crime official said Wednesday. Investigators keep a close watch on terror groups' use of computers but have not detected any plans to launch cyber attacks against major public institutions in the United States, FBI assistant director Louis M. Reigel said. "I don't think that capability exists today," Reigel said in a briefing for reporters at FBI headquarters. The government has conducted simulated terrorist...
  • Report: Bad Web Registrations Abound

    12/08/2005 10:21:36 AM PST · by shooter223 · 19 replies · 401+ views
    The News Herald ^ | Dec 7,2005 | DAN GOODIN (AP)
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- More than 5 percent of Internet address names issued in the United States are registered using "patently false" contact information, making it difficult or impossible to contact the sites' owners, according to report submitted to Congress. Another 3.7 percent of domain names ending in ".com," ".net" and ".org" contain missing information in required contact fields, the Government Accountability Office said in a report submitted to the House Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property. In all, 3.9 million names, or about 8.7 percent, contain contact details that "appeared obviously and intentionally false" or are incomplete,...
  • MPAA Pushes for Tougher Bootlegging Laws

    12/08/2005 10:12:24 AM PST · by shooter223 · 12 replies · 313+ views
    The News Herald ^ | Dec 8,2005 | DAVID B. CARUSO (AP)
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Every evening rush hour, hustlers lugging bags full of bootlegged movies walk the subway train aisles, calling "two for five dollars!" as brazenly as if they were selling hot dogs at Yankee Stadium. At those prices, the DVDs, often of current Hollywood blockbusters, sell well, despite laughable sound and picture quality. Few customers seem to care the copies were made illegally. Bootleggers apparently have little to fear. Under state law, people caught videotaping inside a movie theater face a maximum fine of $250. As part of its worldwide campaign against piracy, the film industry is pushing...
  • Charges say Hamtramck officer used Taser on partner

    12/08/2005 9:46:29 AM PST · by shooter223 · 29 replies · 689+ views ^ | 12/8/2005 | Unknown (AP)
    HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) — An argument between two police officers over whether they should stop for a soft drink ended with the male officer using a Taser stun gun on his female partner, authorities say. A Taser delivers an electrical shock to immobilize its target. Ronald Dupuis, 32, of Allen Park was charged Wednesday with assault, which carries up to 93 days in jail on conviction. His arraignment was not yet scheduled, Hamtramck police Chief James Doyle told the Detroit Free Press
  • Scientist: Salamander Eats Bat Droppings

    12/06/2005 12:36:51 PM PST · by shooter223 · 89 replies · 969+ views
    The News Herald ^ | Dec 5,2005 | unknown (AP)
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- After two years of study in an isolated northeast Oklahoma cave, Jim Stout has discovered that a rare species of grotto salamander has a diet much different from what was expected. Stout, the supervisor of the Herpetarium at the Oklahoma City Zoo, has helped write a report published by a leading scholarly journal that documents how a blind cave-dwelling salamander eats bat droppings. The salamander was thought to subsist on bugs and shrimp and this is the first report of a salamander, or any amphibian, living on bat guano.
  • Group: Online Content Cannot Remain Free

    12/06/2005 12:23:02 PM PST · by shooter223 · 17 replies · 523+ views
    The News Herald ^ | Dec 6,2005 | HELENA SPONGENBERG (AP)
    BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- European publishers warned Tuesday that they cannot keep allowing Internet search engines such as Google Inc. to make money from their content. "The new models of Google and others reverse the traditional permission-based copyright model of content trading that we have built up over the years," said Francisco Pinto Balsemao, the head of the European Publishers Council, in prepared remarks for a speech at a Brussels conference. His stance backs French news agency AFP, which is suing Google for pulling together photos and story excerpts from thousands of news Web sites. "It is fascinating to see...
  • Student Allegedly Urinates in Ice Machine

    11/18/2005 4:49:55 PM PST · by shooter223 · 21 replies · 798+ views
    The News Herald ^ | Nov 18,2005 | Unknown(AP)
    CARLISLE, Ky. (AP) -- A Nicholas County High School student was suspended after he was accused of urinating in an ice machine that at least 31 people got ice from before the incident was reported. Ben Buckler, chief of police for Nicholas County Schools, said another student dared the boy, who told officials he relieved himself in the ice machine in the gymnasium lobby just before physical education class Wednesday. School law officials say charges will be filed, although officials were still trying to decide Thursday what to charge him with. He was suspended for 10 days, pending an expulsion...
  • Live Turkeys Fall Off Truck in New Jersey

    11/18/2005 4:45:41 PM PST · by shooter223 · 24 replies · 438+ views
    The News Herald ^ | Nov 18,2005 | WAYNE PARRY (AP)
    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Maybe they knew what was coming. Two dozen live turkeys bound for Thanksgiving tables fell off a truck Friday on the New Jersey Turnpike, briefly snarling traffic near Newark Liberty International Airport. "I think we should be investigating this as an escape attempt," said Joseph Orlando, a spokesman for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. The two crates fell as a truck was leaving the highway, and a toll booth supervisor who spotted them contacted authorities. The birds, which survived the fall, will presumably be returned to the trucker - if the driver notices they're missing, Orlando...
  • Developer Vows to Use Pig Farm As Revenge

    11/18/2005 10:29:11 AM PST · by shooter223 · 10 replies · 691+ views
    The News Herald ^ | Nov 17,2005 | Unknown (AP)
    RATHDRUM, Idaho (AP) -- A developer has threatened to make a big stink after the Kootenai County Commission denied his request to rezone property he owns at the edge of town for a professional building. Specifically, Steve Nagel plans to park a pig farm on the site, with hundreds of squealing porkers greeting visitors to the northern Idaho town. "Now maybe when I go to negotiate with these people I'll get a little better response," Nagel told The Spokesman-Review newspaper. But county and city officials doubt that Nagel will follow through, noting that threats to go into the hog business...
  • Vatican Official Refutes Intelligent Design

    11/18/2005 10:14:11 AM PST · by shooter223 · 141 replies · 2,199+ views
    The News Herald ^ | Nov 18, 2005 | NICOLE WINFIELD (AP)
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican's chief astronomer said Friday that "intelligent design" isn't science and doesn't belong in science classrooms, the latest high-ranking Roman Catholic official to enter the evolution debate in the United States. The Rev. George Coyne, the Jesuit director of the Vatican Observatory, said placing intelligent design theory alongside that of evolution in school programs was "wrong" and was akin to mixing apples with oranges. "Intelligent design isn't science even though it pretends to be," the ANSA news agency quoted Coyne as saying on the sidelines of a conference in Florence. "If you want to teach...
  • U.S. May Face Gaps in Tracking Hurricanes

    11/17/2005 9:33:23 AM PST · by shooter223 · 4 replies · 225+ views
    The News Herald ^ | Nov 17,2005 | ANDREW BRIDGES(AP)
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States could face gaps in forecasting and tracking hurricanes and other severe weather because of $3 billion in cost overruns and a three-year delay in a new satellite program, officials said Wednesday. The first of the next generation satellites may not be launched until 2012, the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration told the House Science Committee. Should the last of the current fleet fail, the gap in weather data could reach four years. "This is a depressing case of failure and perhaps incompetence," said Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif.
  • Potty Peeper Escapes Jail Sentence

    10/25/2005 6:32:03 PM PDT · by shooter223 · 9 replies · 224+ views
    The News Herald ^ | October 25,2005 | unknown (AP)
    NORTH CONWAY, N.H. (AP) -- A Maine man arrested after he was found peering at a teenage girl at a rest-stop outhouse pleaded no contest to criminal trespass, and a judge urged him to seek help for whatever drove him to climb into the waste-filled toilet. Gary J. Moody was given a 30-day sentence that will be suspended if he maintains good behavior for two years. In exchange for his plea, disorderly conduct charges against Moody will be dropped, as well, if he stays out of trouble. Moody, 45, of Pittston, Maine, was arrested on June 26 after a 14-year-old...
  • Man Found With 342 Victoria's Secret Bras

    GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) -- Two off-duty Greenwich police officers thought something was amiss when they saw a New York man hiding behind parked cars and carrying a J.C. Penney bag. There's no J.C. Penney store near upscale Greenwich, so the officers stopped Ricardo Salazar and searched his van, where they found 342 bras that had allegedly been stolen from Victoria's Secret. The bras, worth $14,135, were different colors and sizes and cost between $32 and $50 each. Police say Salazar, 25, of Elmhurst, N.Y., is also accused of stealing $856 worth of sleepwear from Victoria's Secret and more than $5,000...
  • Car Ticketed With Dead Body at the Wheel

    SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- A traffic warden slapped a parking ticket on a car which had its dead driver slumped at the wheel outside an Australian shopping mall, an official said Friday. The body of the 71-year-old man, whose identity was not immediately released, was discovered Thursday in a parking lot in the southern city of Melbourne, The Age newspaper reported Friday. The man had been reported missing nine days earlier and was known to be seriously ill, the newspaper said.
  • Teen Finds Razor Blade in Chicken Sandwich

    10/11/2005 2:48:55 PM PDT · by shooter223 · 39 replies · 802+ views
    The News Herald ^ | October 11,2005 | unknown (AP)
    PALM COAST, Fla. (AP) -- A 16-year-old student bit into a razor blade while eating a chicken sandwich he purchased at his high school, authorities said. Craig Beat was not injured when he found the blade in his chicken patty Sept. 21, the Flagler County Sheriff's Office said. Beat told school officials that he bought the sandwich at Flagler Palm Coast High School and sat down to eat it in the school's lunchroom, according to a sheriff's report. Investigators did not know how the razor blade got into the sandwich.
  • Ex-Kevorkian Lawyer to Run for Mich. AG

    10/11/2005 2:39:28 PM PDT · by shooter223 · 13 replies · 233+ views
    The News Herald ^ | October 11,2005 | unknown (AP)
    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) -- Geoffrey Fieger, the combative lawyer who gained fame defending Dr. Jack Kevorkian and later ran for governor of Michigan in 1998, said Tuesday he plans to enter the campaign next year for state attorney general. The Democrat accused incumbent Mike Cox of blatant favoritism toward corporations.
  • W.Va. Police Seek Clues in Casket Find

    10/11/2005 8:36:14 AM PDT · by shooter223 · 8 replies · 199+ views
    The News Herald ^ | October 10,2005 | unknown (AP)
    FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) -- Fayette County law enforcement officials are asking the public for help solving the mystery of why a casket containing a body was dug up and moved to a wooded area near a gas well. A squirrel hunter reported finding the casket Saturday morning near Ames Heights, an unincorporated community off U.S. Route 19 not far from Fayetteville, Fayette County Sheriff Bill Laird said Monday.