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  • Mennonite working with drug cartel gets 15 months

    12/05/2014 7:52:30 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 10 replies
    Cruxnow ^ | December 2, 2014 | Sadie Gurman
    Abraham Friesen-Remple In what prosecutors called a drug smuggling conspiracy involving Mennonites and a Mexican drug cartel, a Mennonite man was sentenced Monday to 15 months in prison for aiding the movement of tons of marijuana to the US. It was an unlikely alliance that authorities said involved a group of pacifist Mexican Mennonites accused of growing tons of marijuana and working with a notoriously vicious Mexican cartel to ship it across the U.S. border. Abraham Friesen-Remple was one of six members of the Mennonite farming community in Ciudad Cuauhtémoc who were indicted and accused of smuggling pot in the...
  • Connecting dots of migration in ancient Southwest [ Anasazi star orientation? ]

    07/03/2009 5:09:44 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies · 437+ views
    George Johnson ^ | Wednesday, July 1, 2009 | STL Today / St. Louis Post-Dispatch / Associated Press
    From the sky, the Mound of the Cross at Paquime, a 14th-century ruin in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, looks like a compass rose -- the roundish emblem indicating the cardinal directions on a map. About 30 feet in diameter and molded from compacted earth and rock taken near the banks of the Casas Grandes River, the crisscross arms point to four circular platforms. They might as well be labeled N, S, E and W...
  • Ancient Chihuahuas in Southeastern U.S.?

    11/30/2014 5:29:34 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    Lost Worlds ^ | February 14, 2012 | Gary C. Daniels
    Do three dog effigy pots excavated in Georgia in the 1930s at the Bull Creek Site and one from the Neisler Mound site represent the Chihuahua breed, a native dog of Mexico? Is the tribe most likely associated with these pots the Kasihta/Cussetta Creek Indians whose migration legends strongly suggest an origin in west Mexico, likely the state of Colima which is also known for similar dog effigy pots? Did the Kasihta raise Chihuahuas for food which they fattened up for this purpose as depicted by the pots and as recorded by early Spanish eye-witness accounts? Finally, does this evidence...
  • Dying man sees huge improvement after being reunited with cherished dog (w pixs & video)

    10/17/2014 6:45:41 PM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct 17, 2014 | Not Stated
    James Wathen, 73, is a terminally-ill patient at Baptist Health Corbin in Corbin, Kentucky. His body frail and spirit weak, hospital staff were having difficulty improving Wathen's condition. But Wathen whispered that he was missing his beloved one-eyed-Chihuahua named Bubba, the nurses leant forth their greatest efforts to reunite Wathen with his dog. Nurses traced Bubba's trail to the Knox-Whitley animal shelter, where they learned that the dog had been placed with a foster family after Wathen was admitted to the hospital. Bubba too had been showing similar signs of emotional grief after being separated from his owner. On Saturday,...
  • The disastrous consequence of combining a wimpy, annoying yipping creature and a Chihuahua...

    02/03/2014 10:33:04 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-3-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Inspired by this Super Bowl ad.
  • Sweet Surprise: Blueberry Muffin Resembles Teen's Chihuahua

    01/25/2014 8:19:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Saturday, Jan 25, 2014 | Monica Garske
    Imagine reaching for a snack – a blueberry muffin – and quickly realizing it is way too cute to eat. That’s exactly what happened to one San Diego teen who came across a muffin that she says looks just like her Chihuahua. On Monday, 14-year-old Kaelin Bell walked into her kitchen at her La Mesa home and grabbed the last blueberry muffin sitting on the counter. Suddenly, she noticed a sweet surprise. “I said, ‘Hey, Dad, it has a face; it kind of looks like Chico,’” the teen told NBC 7 San Diego, referring to her beloved 6-month-old pup. Like...
  • Woman At Red Light Hit By Car Driven By Chihuahua

    01/14/2014 2:31:10 PM PST · by csvset · 37 replies
    CBS ^ | 11 January 2014 | CBS
    SPOKANE, Wash (CBS4) – A woman on her way home from work was hit at a red light by a car with a Chihuahua behind the wheel. The dog had apparently knocked the parked car out of gear and coasted into traffic. When the woman looked up to see who had hit her, she couldn’t believe what she saw. “I was shocked. I didn’t know if I was crazy, if there was just this little dog that had taken a joyride,” said victim Tabitha Ormaechea. No one was hurt in the accident and the damage was minimal.
  • Detroit man shoots and kills Chihuahua ‘in self defense’ in front of dog's teen girl owner

    04/06/2013 6:43:35 AM PDT · by John123 · 46 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | 4/5/13 | Lee Moran
    A devastated Detroit teen could only watch as her neighbor shot dead her tiny pet Chihuahua — because the man felt threatened.
  • North Korea Threatens to Close Factories It Runs With South

    03/30/2013 11:19:07 AM PDT · by Corporate Democrat · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 30, 2013 | CHOE SANG-HUN and GERRY MULLANY
    SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea, reiterating that it considered the Korean Peninsula back in “a state of war,” threatened Saturday to shut down a factory complex it jointly operates with South Korea that stands as the last significant symbol of cooperation. The industrial park, the eight-year-old Kaesong complex in the North Korean border town of the same name, is a crucial source of badly needed cash for the heavily sanctioned North. It funnels more than $92 million a year in wages for 53,400 North Koreans employed there, and its operation has survived despite years of military tensions. The latest...
  • SoCal shelter gets big Chihuahua influx

    03/02/2013 10:49:18 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 36 replies
    upi. ^ | March. 2, 2013
    PASADENA, Calif.- The staff of a California animal shelter says they have video of the truck that dropped off 15 Chihuahuas at their front door. The diminutive dog pack was found early Friday outside the office of the Pasadena Humane Society with no indication of where they had come from. The only clues are a monogrammed blanket found in one of the wire crates and surveillance video that shows a white pickup truck stopping at the building shortly before dawn. KTLA-TV in Los Angeles says the city has a misdemeanor law on the books regarding abandoning dogs that carries a...
  • [Vanity] Chihuahua Mix Up for Adoption

    11/15/2012 2:27:29 PM PST · by Altariel · 12 replies
    Vanity | November 15, 2012 | Altariel
    A friend of mine finds herself in the unenviable position of needing to put her dog up for adoption. The dog is a 1-2 year old chihuahua mix which requires some obedience training and is not housebroken (she has had several accidents at the owner's residence, but is starting to use the doggy door, so perhaps "housebreaking in progress" is more accurate) She is good with adults; her behavior towards children is unknown; aggressive towards other chihuahua in household but gets along well with another dog (which is not a chihuahua) in the same household. She is intact (is scheduled...
  • Pa. Brothers Guilty in Chihuahua Hoarding Case (185 of the little boogers)

    08/10/2012 2:08:07 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 32 replies
    AP ^ | 08/10/2012
    Two brothers accused in one of the worst cases of animal hoarding in Pennsylvania history have pleaded guilty to animal cruelty less than a month after 185 Chihuahuas were seized from their home. Thomas and Albert Ambrosia of Benton pleaded guilty earlier this week to two counts each of cruelty and a dog law violation, according to Columbia County court records. Thomas Ambrosia, 59, said it was difficult for them to enter a plea since they "treated the dogs like our boys and girls." But he told the Press Enterprise of Bloomsburg that they wanted "to get this behind us."...
  • Death from above: Hawk snatches reality TV star Shanna Moakler’s beloved lapdog

    04/26/2012 5:36:08 PM PDT · by PilotDave · 78 replies
    89.3 kpcc ^ | 26 Apr 2012 | Don Frances
    Moakler -- a former Miss USA and Playboy playmate, who currently hosts “Bridalplasty” on E! -- broke the news herself via her Twitter account, stating on Monday that “A eagle attacked my 2 chi's today, my girl pup is at the vet, my boy is missing.” “Chi’s” are Chihuahuas, and Moakler later clarified that it was a hawk that attacked the pets at her Calabasas home. The small dogs are easy prey for large raptors like hawks and eagles -- in this case, one was injured and the other is presumably hawk food.
  • [Chihuahua]Mexico bar shooting kills 15

    04/23/2012 12:47:35 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 10 replies
    GlobalPost ^ | April 22, 2012 | Jill Langlois
    At least 10 masked gunmen dressed in what looked like police uniforms stormed a popular Mexican bar in the city of Chihuahua on Friday, killing 15 people, including two journalists. Eleven people died at the scene and another four died on route to the hospital after the gunmen opened fire on the crowd inside El Colorado Bar, reported CNN. The victims ranged in age from 25 to 72. Agence France-Presse said that among them were Hector Javier Aguirre Salinas, the owner of a news website and a respected journalist, and Francisco Javier Moya, who has served as the news director...
  • TRAVEL WARNING: MEXICO

    03/14/2010 3:25:07 PM PDT · by Cindy · 50 replies · 2,182+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Travel Warning United States Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs Washington, DC 20520 This information is current as of today, Sun Mar 14 2010 15:23:05 GMT-0700 (PDT). MEXICO March 14, 2010 The Department of State has issued this Travel Warning to inform U.S. citizens traveling to and living in Mexico of concerns about the security situation in Mexico, and that it has authorized the departure of the dependents of U.S. government personnel from U.S. consulates in the Northern Mexican border cities of Tijuana, Nogales, Ciudad Juarez, Nuevo Laredo, Monterrey and Matamoros until...
  • Puppies Offered To Family Whose Dogs Were Killed

    03/21/2012 8:43:30 PM PDT · by Altariel · 25 replies
    KRCR TV ^ | March 19, 2012 | Chelsea Kay
    REDDING, Calif. -- After Redding Police were forced to kill two dogs Friday night, a Northstate family is now offering two puppies to console the family. Patricia Daniels said she knows how hard it is to lose a puppy so she wanted to help out, donating two pups. One is a cha-weenie; that's a Chihuahua-Dachshund mix. The other is a Chihuahua-Pomeranian-Zoolo mix. Patricia said two girl dogs will be ready next week and there's a boy dog who'll be ready in about a month. The dogs that were killed were a pregnant chihuahua and an 8 month old boxer. The...
  • One Mexican State Bordering The US Was Deadlier Than All of Afghanistan Last Year

    01/19/2012 10:21:40 AM PST · by Sopater · 9 replies · 1+ views
    CNS News ^ | January 18, 2012 | Edwin Mora
    Organized crime-related deaths in one Mexican border state during the first nine months of 2011 exceed the number of Afghan civilians killed in roughly the same period in all of war-torn Afghanistan. According to the Mexican government, from January through September 2011 2,276 deaths were recorded in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, which borders Texas and New Mexico. A Nov. 2011 Congressional Research Service (CRS) report states that over nearly the same period – January through October 2011 – 2,177 civilians were killed in Afghanistan, where a U.S.-led war against the Taliban is underway. It did not provide a breakdown...
  • Meet Britain’s best-dressed dog! Rocky has more spent on him than the average woman ...

    01/17/2012 12:07:49 PM PST · by aldabra · 13 replies · 2+ views
    DailyMail ^ | January 16, 2012 | Lucy Buckland
    He has more designer outfits than the average woman and sulks unless he changes at least three times a day. Known as Britain’s best-dressed pooch, meet two-year-old diva dog Rocky, who has an extensive wardrobe of 1,500 outfits worth a staggering Ł2,500. His devoted owner Lynsey Noble, 26, spends more on his clothes every year than the average British woman spends on herself and even wheels her pampered pooch around in a designer baby buggy. ...
  • Bikini-Clad Woman Searches for Dog (Starves Self to Find Lost Chihuahua)

    11/24/2011 12:08:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Thursday, Nov 24, 2011 | Lauren Steussy
    La Jolla woman vows to freeze and starve herself to find lost ChihuahuaA woman took to the streets Wednesday to find her lost Chihuahua, and she won’t clothe herself or eat until the dog comes home. Arlene Mossa Corona wore a bikini and held up a sign with pictures of her dog Chispeta in the intersection of La Jolla Village Dr. and Genesee Ave. at about 9 a.m. Wednesday. Corona, a student at UCSD, said she tried everything to find her dog, from calling the pound to contacting a pet psychic. The only other option was to wear her bikini...
  • Chihuahua Chases Bear Up Altadena Tree

    11/11/2011 11:02:49 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Arcadia Patch ^ | November 10, 2011 | Dan Abendschein
    Altadena resident Alice Sarkisian Wessen has a chihuahua named "Husky" whose name apparently gives him the boldness of a wolf-sized dog: on Tuesday night Husky chased after a bear that was trying to get into Wessen's garbage can, resulting in the bear retreating up a tree. Wessen's photo, on right, shows the bear hiding in the tree after Husky's "attack." Like another Altadena chihuahua of legendary courage, Husky showed absolutely no fear in going after the bear, Wessen wrote in a local email group: "the bear ran from Husky the Chihuahua. Swear to god that pint sized idiot treed the...
  • Police commander, 4-year-old daughter killed in Mexico

    11/09/2011 1:15:37 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 15 replies
    FOX NEWS Latino ^ | 11/09/2011
    Ciudad Juarez – A group of suspected cartel hit men killed a police commander in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua and his four-year-old daughter, prosecutors said. Tuesday's attack occurred in the like-named state capital and also wounded the police chief's wife and two other children, all of whom were listed in critical condition, the spokesman for the state Attorney General's Office, Carlos Gonzalez, told Efe. Mexican media identified the slain Chihuahua police commander as Jean Aguirre Rodriguez. "The commander was on his day off and riding with his family when he was attacked by the hit men.
  • Chihuahua Blamed For Halting Neighborhood's Mail

    07/15/2011 5:04:36 PM PDT · by csvset · 47 replies
    ktvu ^ | July 13, 2011 | Claudine Wong
    VALLEJO, Calif. -- Residents in one Vallejo neighborhood started seeing mail arrive again Tuesday, which signaled the end of a several-day service suspension imposed on them after a mailman was spooked by a local Chihuahua. The suspension began last Thursday when Mocha, a 1-and-a-1/2-year-old Chihuahua, ran up to a mailman who walking his route on Vervais Ave. and circled the carrier a few times, according to the dog’s owner. The dog’s owner, who wished to remain anonymous, said the mailman became upset and announced he was putting the neighborhood’s mail delivery on hold. The following day, residents on the 500...
  • Man Claims Arrest Caused by Chihuahua

    07/14/2011 4:40:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    KRQE ^ | Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011
    Daniel Martinez sued, settled for more than 20KA northern New Mexico man claims he ended up in handcuffs because of his lapdog. “I felt something pinch me and I turned around and I saw the dog, so I kicked at it,” State Police officer Nicholas Levine can be heard saying to other officers on dashcam video. In April of last year, 25-year-old Daniel Martinez and his grandmother got into an argument at their home near Espanola. Emotions were already running high in the family at the time Martinez said, “My grandfather had recently passed away.” Martinez said he has a...
  • 10-Pound Chihuahua Is Snatched by Coyote in City Park

    07/09/2011 1:44:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | Tuesday, July 05, 2011 | John Pope
    Susana Palma had taken her dogs -- a 70-pound poodle and a 10-pound Chihuahua -- to City Park on Friday for their daily late-afternoon stroll. She parked on Filmore Avenue, near the driving range, and opened the car door to let the dogs roam, without leashes. "Everybody walks without a leash because nothing happens there," Palma said. "It's open to the public. There are lot of people walking around." They set out. Miles, the poodle, walked ahead of Palma, and Killer, the Chihuahua, was about three steps behind. They hadn't walked more than 40 feet when Palma said she sensed...
  • She's A Bit Ruff! Chinese-Crested Chihuahua Mix Wins The World's Ugliest Dog Title

    06/25/2011 5:40:22 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 36 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | June 25, 2011 | Pamela Owen
    They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And it definitely seems to be the case with this pooch who was kissed and cuddled by her owner as she bagged the title of the World's Ugliest Dog. In the dog-eat-dog world of contests Yoda managed to wow judges at a Northern Californian fair on Friday with her short tufts of hair, protruding tongue and long hairless legs.
  • Wherefore Art Thou Romeo? Woman Offers $100K!! In Dognapping Case

    04/26/2011 6:39:06 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 10 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 25 APR 11 | dcbryan1
    Wherefore Art Thou Romeo? Woman Offers $100K In Dognapping Case April 25, 2011 3:30 PM CORONA DEL MAR (CBS) — Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?…that’s the question an Orange County woman is asking after her Chihuahua was stolen in what she calls a politically motivated attack. Carole Rudat says her beloved dog, Romeo, was stolen from her Newport Beach backyard in August 2010. She is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the safe return of her dog. ”I’ve been told by a professional detective that this is often done to send a message to back off what...
  • Port St. Lucie man kicks Chihuahua while wearing pointed boots, records show

    04/08/2011 10:31:12 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    TCPalm.com ^ | April 8, 2011 | Will Greenlee
    PORT ST. LUCIE— A 41-year-old man accused of kicking a Chihuahua named Patch while wearing pointed-toe cowboy boots was arrested on a cruelty to animals charge, according to investigative documents. Antonio Rodriguez-Sanchez, of the 1500 block of Southeast Minorca Avenue in Port St. Lucie, was released Thursday on $500 bail in connection with the incident, according to records and a jail official.
  • Eight Pound Chihuahua Bashed to Death by 265 Pound Brute

    02/19/2011 9:46:48 PM PST · by EinNYC · 28 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Friday, February 18th 2011, 10:13 PM | Lisa Colangelo
    A 265-pound Queens man was arrested by the ASPCA Friday for fatally beating his 8-pound Chihuahua. The tiny pooch, named Spotye, was so severely injured he had to be euthanized. Jerry Melendez, 33, was charged with felony animal cruelty after ASPCA investigators determined the pup suffered a fractured skull caused by blunt force impact and a hemorrhage in his left eye. A necropsy also showed the dog had blood in his abdominal cavity. The 5-year-old Chihuahua was brought to a veterinarian on Feb. 10 and was treated for seizures and head trauma, according to ASPCA Assistant Director Joseph Pentangelo. The...
  • 20 bodies found in northern Mexico mass grave

    11/30/2010 11:19:26 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | Nov. 30, 2010 | OLIVIA TORRES
    <p>CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — The Mexican army discovered several clandestine graves holding at least 20 bodies near a ranch in the northern border state of Chihuahua, authorities said Monday.</p> <p>Soldiers found the bodies of 19 men and one woman buried in 12 graves over the weekend in the town of Puerto Palomas, across from Columbus, New Mexico, and informed police so they could oversee excavations, Chihuahua state prosecutor Jorge Gonzalez said.</p>
  • Two-Legged Chihuahua Spends Thanksgiving With New Owners

    11/25/2010 8:30:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Valley News ^ | Thursday, November 25th, 2010
    A two-legged Chihuahua left at a Riverside animal shelter is spending Thanksgiving with his new owner, who intends to make sure the little pet lives a "a healthy, happy life," a Riverside County Animal Services official said. The 4-month-old puppy, affectionately called "Roo" -- short for kangaroo -- by animal control officers, was brought into the Western Riverside County Animal Shelter on Thursday as a stray, according to John Welsh of the Department of Animal Services. He said the black Chihuahua, which has only its hind legs and stumps for front ones, is able to move around well despite his...
  • El Pasoan Possibly Shot In Juarez Valley(3 killed)

    11/12/2010 8:00:52 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies · 1+ views
    KVIA ^ | November 10, 2010
    SAN ISIDRO, Mexico -- An El Paso woman and a small child were shot in the Juarez Valley Wednesday morning. Three others in the same SUV were killed. Six Americans have been killed in our sister city in the past week. The shooting happened shortly after 11 a.m. in San Isidro -- across the border from Clint, Texas. According to Juarez media, the woman and small child were rushed to the Juarez General Hospital. U.S. Customs officials said the 61-year-old woman, who suffered gunshot wounds, was then taken to University Medical Center in El Paso. Juarez media report two vehicles...
  • Woman Found Beheaded In Mexican Border City

    10/21/2010 12:12:48 AM PDT · by Cindy · 26 replies
    (EFE) - FOX NEWS LATINO ^ | October 21, 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "CIUDAD JUAREZ – A woman was found beheaded in this violent city on Mexico's northern border, the Chihuahua state Attorney General's Office said Wednesday. The body was discovered wrapped in a blanket, with the woman's severed head beside it, on the corner of Cańaveral and Centeno streets in Ciudad Juarez. Though beheadings are not rare in Mexico's increasingly bloody drug war, this is the first case of a decapitation of a woman in Chihuahua, the AG's office said. Women make up more than 10 percent of the more than 2,300 people slain so far this year in Juarez, Mexico's...
  • No Jail for Would-Be Puppy Thief (Stole Chihuahua at Gunpoint

    10/16/2010 9:28:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway
    Sydney Morning Herald | October 17, 2010 | Les Kennedy
    No Jail for Would-Be Puppy Thief (Stole Chihuahua at Gunpoint
  • No Jail for Would-Be Puppy Thief (Stole Chihuahua at Gunpoint

    10/16/2010 9:28:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Sydney Morning Herald | October 17, 2010 | Les Kennedy
    No Jail for Would-Be Puppy Thief (Stole Chihuahua at Gunpoint
  • Video Of Narco-Traffickers Hanging Sign On Bridge(Chihuahua City, Mexico)

    10/01/2010 9:27:51 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 13 replies
    KTSM ^ | September 30, 2010 | Ben Swann
    We tell you all the time about cartels hanging signs in Juarez and across Mexico. These signs threaten rival cartels or the government. Nome remarkable video as it happens. This video was taken in Chihuahua City as members of the Sinola cartel hang a sign from an overpass. As you can see they walk through traffic holding their automatic rifles, singing and seemingly unconcerned about anyone trying to stop them. Just another example of how these narco-traffickers are running northern Mexico.
  • Child bitten by dog; Beach residents say dog is terrifying neighborhood

    08/25/2010 8:46:44 PM PDT · by HungarianGypsy · 44 replies · 1+ views
    WVEC ^ | 25 August, 2010 | David Ham
    VIRGINIA BEACH -- A Chihuahua named Coco is in quarantine as Animal Control investigates reports she bit a two-year-old. An Animal Control officer's report says Coco broke free of a collar/leash and got into Dwain Ware's backyard on Friday. Joann Ware, D-Aimonty's grandmother, was with the boy and witnessed the attack. "When the dog just came out of nowhere and I pushed the baby behind me and I couldn't just yank him up," she said. The youngster required a stitch on his face. "(The dog) has been terrorizing the neighborhood," said Mr. Ware. Police records show there've been three calls...
  • Newly rescued Chihuahua takes 'ugliest dog' title

    06/29/2010 10:18:34 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 61 replies · 2+ views
    latimes ^ | June 26, 2010
    PETALUMA, California — A Chihuahua's oddly curved back and legs and closed-up left eye earned the 4-year-old rescue dog top honors at the World's Ugliest Dog contest at a Northern California fair on Friday....
  • Miami Beach chihuahua may inherit millions

    06/20/2010 2:32:06 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | June 20, 2010 | Elaine Walker
    Miami Beach's newest socialite, Conchita, lives in an $8.3 million Sunset Island mansion, owns a Cartier diamond necklace and has a $3 million trust fund to support a lifestyle of designer duds, massages and pedicures. What makes Conchita different from other Miami Beach socialites: She's a Chihuahua. Conchita came into her wealth upon the March death of her owner socialite Gail Posner, the daughter of late corporate raider Victor Posner.
  • 5 mummified bodies found in truck in north Mexico

    05/20/2010 7:42:44 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 15 replies · 557+ views
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | May 19, 2010
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Police found the mummified bodies of two women and three men Wednesday stuffed in plastic bags in a pickup truck left near a highway in the northern Mexico state of Chihuahua. State police said the bodies — apparently mummified by the desert climate — had not been identified. The site where the truck was found is south of the violence-plagued border city of Ciudad Juarez, where the truck had been reported stolen. University authorities in Ciudad Juarez also reported Wednesday that a freshman had been found dead, wrapped in a blanket at a local fairground.
  • Glen Bell, founder of Taco Bell, dead at 86

    01/18/2010 12:47:44 PM PST · by Willie Green · 18 replies · 961+ views
    Digital Journal ^ | Jan 18, 2010 | KJ Mullins
    The company posted a statement on their site about the passing of Bell Monday, reports the Washington Post. "Glen Bell was a visionary and innovator in the restaurant industry, as well as a dedicated family man," Greg Creed, president of Taco Bell, said in the statement. Bell was a WWII veteran. After observing how McDonald's was making fast food, he opened his first restaurant Bell's Drive-In in 1948. He was part of launching Taco Tias, El Tacos and Der Wienerschnitzel. He started Taco Bell in 1962 selling his first franchise in 1964. In 1978 he sold his 868 Taco Bell...
  • Pop culture main reason Calif has Chihuahua crisis

    12/10/2009 2:25:17 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 22 replies · 777+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/10/2009 | By SUE MANNING
    LOS ANGELES – California has more Chihuahuas than it can handle, and it has Hollywood to blame. There are so many Chihuahuas at shelters in Oakland, they have started shipping the dogs out of state, said Megan Webb, director of Oakland Animal Services. They have sent about 100 to Washington, Oregon and Arizona, she said, "and as soon as they get them, they are ready for new ones." Chihuahuas make up 30 percent or more of the dog populations at many California shelters. And experts say pop culture is to blame, with fans immitating Chihuahua-toting celebrities like Paris Hilton and...
  • Movie Reviews-"Beverly Hills Chihuahua" and "Juno"

    11/15/2009 4:23:08 PM PST · by Fishtalk · 296+ views
    Fish Movie Reviews ^ | 11/15/09 | Pat Fish
    Here’s two movie reviews, raves both of them. They are so different but provide entertainment and thought. We look at the drama of dogs in “Beverly Hills Chihuahua”. It’s totally not believable but it’s a good watch. “Juno” brings a special pang to the heart of this reviewer as I once found myself in a very similar situation to Juno. But I would never have made the same choice as the quirky Juno. Read the rave review and the personal story that had me and mine going such a different route.
  • Now THAT'S a doggie bag: How customs officers found a cheeky chihuahua in hand luggage

    10/26/2009 6:59:52 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 613+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/24/09
    Now THAT'S a doggie bag: How customs officers found a cheeky chihuahua in hand luggage By DAILY MAIL REPORTER Last updated at 12:48 PM on 24th October 2009 Customs officers sniffed out a pet chihuahua being smuggled into the country stuffed in a small bag. The tiny dog, hidden in a cage, arrived in Dublin Airport from a flight from Madrid with a Bulgarian man. It was found when his hand luggage was scanned through an X-ray machine and the image of the animal flashed up on screen. X-ray: The tiny dog, hidden in a cage, was revealed when the...
  • Gunmen kill Mexican reporter in front of colleagues

    09/26/2009 1:08:02 AM PDT · by underthestreetlite · 7 replies · 746+ views
    Reuters Via Yahoo News ^ | 24 September 2009 | reuters
    Suspected drug hitmen burst into a Mexican radio station and shot dead a journalist in front of his colleagues in the latest brazen attack on the media, authorities and a Mexican newspaper said on Thursday. Gunmen shot Norberto Miranda, 44, several times in the rural town of Nuevo Casas Grandes in Chihuahua state near the U.S. border on Wednesday night. "His body was found full of bullets in the radio's offices," said a spokesman for the Chihuahua attorney general's office. The newspaper El Diario said Miranda, who was well-known locally, had recently reported on growing drug violence in the remote...
  • Ambushed by a Drug War - Mormons in Mexico Targets of the Cartels

    07/23/2009 7:18:00 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 61 replies · 1,681+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 23, 2009 | William Booth
    COLONIA LEBARON, Mexico -- Mormon pioneer Alma Dayer LeBaron had a vision when he moved his breakaway sect of polygamists to this valley 60 years ago: His many children would live in peace and prosperity among the pretty pecan orchards they would plant in the desert. Prosperity has come, but the peace has been shattered. In the past three months, American Mormon communities in Mexico have been sucked into a dust devil of violence sweeping the borderlands. Their relative wealth has made them targets: Their telephones ring with threats of extortion. Their children and elders are taken by kidnappers. They...
  • U.S. travelers urged to avoid parts of Mexican border state

    07/23/2009 4:15:30 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies · 636+ views
    HOUSTON CHRONICLE ^ | July 23, 2009 | MARK BABINECK
    The U.S. consulate in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, is warning Americans to be aware of a “new spike in cartel-related violence” around the border state of Chihuahua and recommended travelers avoid the northwestern portion in particular. “Drug cartels and associated criminal elements have retaliated violently against individuals who speak out against them or who they otherwise view to be a threat to their organization, regardless of the individuals' citizenship. The U.S. Consulate General urges all Americans to exercise a high degree of caution when traveling to Ciudad Juarez and within the state Chihuahua,” read the text of the message issued July...
  • Taco Bell Dog Dies ( I always thought he was a he..)

    07/22/2009 1:31:55 PM PDT · by cakid1 · 23 replies · 888+ views
    CBS47 NEWS ^ | July 22nd 2009 | Cakid1
    This is totally dumb but... Remember the Chihuahua in all those Taco Bell TV ads? Well, the dog has died at the age of 15. And the dog's name kind-of gives a few things away.
  • Famous Taco Bell Chihuahua Dead at 15

    07/22/2009 1:40:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies · 1,732+ views
    The famous Taco Bell Spokesdog – who charmed audiences with the catchphrase “Yo Quiero Taco Bell” – has died. Gidget, the 15-year-old Chihuaha, suffered a fatal stroke Tuesday night, according to a report from People magazine. The “mostly-retired” canine also appeared in the film “Legally Blonde 2,” starring as Bruiser’s mom. In addition, she appeared in a commercial for the ‘90s edition of Trivial Pursuit. When she wasn’t starring in films and commercials, Gidget enjoyed taking hikes, sunning her fur and sleeping for 23 hours, her trainer Sue Chipperton told People.
  • 3 Chihuahuas Corner Angry Mountain Lion In Garage

    06/13/2009 5:34:30 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 104 replies · 7,531+ views
    CBS 2 LOS ANGELES ^ | 13 JUNE 2009 | CBS 2 LOS ANGELES
    HEMET, Calif. (CBS) ― Size really doesn't matter, as a trio of Chihuahuas proved by cornering a full-grown, adult mountain lion in their owner's garage. Ana Lee Spray of Sage, near Hemet, heard her three Chihuahuas barking in her garage and went to check out commotion. Spray was surprised to see the massive, angry cat hissing at her and her dogs and immediately took her pets inside. Spray called 911 and officers from the Department of Fish and Game tranquilized the mountain lion. The big cat had to be tranquilized again after running from the garage.
  • Chihuahua Chases Cougar From Philomath, OR Yard

    05/28/2009 3:48:10 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 48 replies · 4,318+ views
    news.opb. ^ | May 28, 2009 | PETE SPRINGER
    A feisty Chihuahua chased a cougar out of a Philomath yard earlier this week. As Pete Springer reports, it’s the third cougar sighting in the area in the past year. Chiquita the Chihuahua and Rosie the border terrier charged the cougar after it jumped a backyard fence. The mountain lion pinned Rosie down but Chiquita kept barking incessantly at the big cat until it jumped out of the yard and ran off. The house is next to a wooded area where Philomath police have posted cougar warning signs. Roger Furhman is with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. He...