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  • Couple who received pre-marked voter registration card fears gov’t retribution

    04/01/2014 8:43:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/1/14 | Caroline May
    The couple who brought a pre-filled out Obamacare voter registration card to the attention of the media, has not stepped forward because they fear government retribution. The unnamed La Mesa, California couple made national headlines over the weekend when they received a voter registration card from Cover California that had an “x” pre-marked in the box next to the Democratic Party. The wife told The Daily Caller Tuesday in a phone interview that she knows of at least two other people who have received similar letters — one in San Yisidro the other in Chula Vista Urbana — but she...
  • Burbank couple rescues child with mattress

    03/18/2014 1:00:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    yahoo ^ | 3/18/14 | KABC - Los Angeles
    A Burbank couple used their box spring mattress to save the life of a toddler tumbling from a third-story window.
  • Couple Stumbles Upon $10 Million in Rare Coins

    02/26/2014 5:52:38 PM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 26, 2014 | By JOHN ROGERS
    A Northern California couple out walking their dog on their property stumbled across a modern-day bonanza: $10 million in rare, mint-condition gold coins buried in the shadow of an old tree. Nearly all of the 1,427 coins, dating from 1847 to 1894, are in uncirculated, mint condition, said David Hall, co-founder of Professional Coin Grading Service of Santa Ana, which recently authenticated them. Although the face value of the gold pieces only adds up to more than $28,000, some of them are so rare that coin experts say they could fetch nearly $1 million apiece. [continued at link]
  • Cops: Buford man killed outside Hall Co. bar shot in self defense

    02/26/2014 9:43:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    gwinnettdailypost.com ^ | 18 February, 2014 | Tyler Estep
    They offered more insight Monday. #According to Flowery Branch Police Chief David Spillers, Homer resident Dustin Cody Holcombe and a female were walking toward their car that morning when they were “confronted” by Battle. #“Battle was armed with a handgun pointing it at Holcombe and (the female) and talking in a threatening manner,” Spillers said in a news release. “Holcombe retrieved a firearm from his vehicle and stated that in shooting Battle it was his intention to defend himself and (the female).” #Spillers offered no further theories on what might have been said between Battle and Holcombe, or anything else...
  • Couple has been living under a rock, literally

    12/24/2013 6:54:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    yahoo ^ | 12/20/13 | Rusty Weston
    [Yahoo Homes editor's pick, 2013: Every December, we look back at our most popular stories of the year. We've had some terrific ones recently, like the amazing artist who hand-carves soaring, swirling caves where none existed before; and the architect who, hit by foreclosure, built a tiny house for $11,000; and the architect who put the world's "biggest public toilet" in a glass cube in the middle of a clearing. But our most popular story of the year was this one, published way back on Jan. 24, 2013.] For many people, the idea of living under a rock might seem...
  • Couple sue Spike Lee over George Zimmerman tweet

    11/08/2013 5:55:40 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 11/8/2013 | SusanJacobson
    A Sanford couple have sued movie director Spike Lee for a tweet he posted that falsely claimed that their address was where George Zimmerman lived. After Lee disseminated the tweet last year to his more than 240,000 Twitter followers, Elaine McClain said she began receiving hate mail and she and her husband, David, had to temporarily move out of their home because they were being harassed. Sanford Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder in the February 2012 killing. A jury in July found him not guilty.
  • Couple cancels news conference about Zimmerman

    07/24/2013 10:31:33 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 142 replies
    WFTV ^ | 7/24/2013 | WFTV
    ORLANDO, Fla. — A husband and wife canceled a news conference in which they had planned to talk about how George Zimmerman assisted them after their SUV flipped over on a Florida highway. Mark and Dana Gerstle had planned to speak Wednesday afternoon at the Orlando law office of Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara.
  • 'Webcam 101 for Seniors': Fumbling elderly couple become viral sensations

    09/15/2011 12:49:45 AM PDT · by rawhide · 7 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 9-14-11 | Jennifer Madison
    An elderly couple struggling to learn how to use a webcam have become viral video sensations after their granddaughter posted the fumbling footage online. Bruce and Esther Huffman, of McMinnville, Oregon, captured close to three minutes of themselves making faces at the camera and trying to navigate their new laptop. But they didn't realise until the very end they were being recorded as she tried to take a picture. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcN08Tg3PWw&feature=player_embedded
  • Young couple with $783k debt (shows how poorly people manage their own finances)

    08/30/2011 8:58:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Patrick.Net ^ | 08/30/2011 | Quant HF Manager
    Articles like the one I'm referencing below demonstrate why there are still bubble home prices in certain areas. This particular article also shows how poorly people manage their own finances, and does a good job showing how much the country's people are still relying on inexpensive and easy to obtain debt. The article is called "The Financial Fix" (that ought to be in quotes, btw, because it is anything but a "fix" that this advisor gives them) that appears in Money Magazine, September 2011 issue, Page 42. Where do I start?? This 31 and 32 year old couple have $783,000...
  • Prosecutor: Murder victim stabbed more than 100 times ( gay couple )

    08/16/2011 4:20:23 PM PDT · by dragonblustar · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Komo News ^ | Aug 16, 2011 | KOMO Staff
    SEATTLE -- Aggravated murder charges were filed Tuesday against a Seattle doctor accused of killing his young son and fatally stabbing his partner more than 100 times in Seattle's First Hill neighborhood. Prosecutors say the murders were premeditated, and the charges leave open the possibility that suspect Louis Chao Chen, 39, could face the death penalty. The bodies were discovered Aug. 11 after family members began raising concern with others in Seattle that they couldn’t reach Chen.
  • Frail couple suspected of manslaughter over death of OCD daughter

    02/08/2011 7:21:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | February 6, 2011 | Richard Savill and John Bingham
    An elderly couple have been arrested on suspicion of killing their daughter who died after two decades battling an extreme form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Ken and Marion Hancox, who are both in ill health, have spent eight months under suspicion of the manslaughter of their housebound daughter, Samantha, a former law student. The 40-year-old developed a crippling phobia of germs which forced her to shower up to 20 hours a day and left her incapable of cooking for herself. She developed the disorder as a student and had needed constant care from her parents ever since. By the time...
  • Undocumented couple leave SB 1070 behind

    06/28/2010 9:45:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 76 replies · 1+ views
    godlikeproductions.com ^ | 6/28/10 | Daniel González
    A white Ford pickup with Arizona plates is driving north on U.S. 191 headed for the Utah border. Afraid of encountering police, the family inside is traveling at night. The pickup's headlights cut through a sea of darkness. The family is in a hurry to get out of Arizona, to get away from the state's harsh new immigration law. The pickup crosses into Utah at 11:59 p.m. Luis Sanchez breathes a sigh of relief as his wife, Marlen Ramirez, keeps driving. Both are undocumented immigrants from Mexico. "Look," he says. "We are here. We have arrived in Utah."
  • Disney World Photo Captures Couple Together 15 Years Before They Met..

    06/11/2010 4:33:25 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 29 replies · 2,026+ views
    The Star ^ | 6/11/2010 | Lesley Ciarula Taylor
    No one knows better than Alex and Donna Voutsinas that it’s a small world after all. Thirty years ago, when they lived in separate countries long before they met and married, a family shot of little Donna at Walt Disney World captured Alex in a stroller in the background. “It just blew our minds when we realized,” Alex Voutsinas, a 32-year-old transplanted Montrealer told the Star Thursday from south Florida.
  • Gay Couple Convicted in Malawi (unnatural acts and gross indecency - face 14 years behind bars)

    05/18/2010 9:08:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies · 941+ views
    NY Times ^ | 5/18/10 | BARRY BEARAK
    Gay Couple Convicted in MalawiBy BARRY BEARAK Published: May 18, 2010 JOHANNESBURG — A gay couple in Malawi were found guilty on Tuesday of unnatural acts and gross indecency, the consequence of their holding an engagement ceremony in an insular nation where homosexuality is largely seen as nonexistent or something that must be suppressed. Tiwonge Chimbalanga, 33, and Steven Monjeza, 26, face up to 14 years in prison. A magistrate said he would sentence the men on Thursday. The case has drawn worldwide attention as another example of the broad anti-gay sentiment in Africa. A law recently proposed in Uganda...
  • Lawsuit: Flippers Destroyed Our Neighborhood

    05/04/2010 6:47:02 AM PDT · by Thurston_Howell_III · 33 replies · 1,551+ views
    Jonathon and Brandy Miller of Boynton Beach filed a lawsuit in April in Palm Beach County, blaming flippers, or buyers who plan to resell quickly for a profit, for the neighborhood’s downfall. They want to be reimbursed for their purchase price and closing costs. They also want a jury to determine further damages.
  • Face of Defense: Couple Runs for Wounded Warriors

    03/29/2010 4:31:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 171+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod, USA
    CAMP RAMADI, Iraq, March 29, 2010 – Separated by seven time zones, the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, a deployed U.S. paratrooper and his stateside wife celebrated the strength and resilience of America’s wounded warriors with synchronized 50-mile runs March 20-21. Army Sgt. 1st Class Jason Bruch prepares to begin a 50-mile run to celebrate the strength and resilience of America’s wounded warriors, March 20, 2010, at Camp Ramadi, Iraq. Tammy Bruch, his wife and an Army reservist, ran 50 miles at Fort Bragg, N.C., at about the same time. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod  (Click photo...
  • Couple found dead hours before foreclosure auction

    01/15/2010 7:26:05 AM PST · by shineon · 38 replies · 1,918+ views
    Police believe a man facing a foreclosure auction yesterday took his own life after shooting his sick wife, shooting their horse, setting fire to the home they shared and torching his pickup truck.
  • Archaeologists find suspected Trojan war-era couple

    09/22/2009 12:57:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 66 replies · 1,795+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/22/09 | Reuters
    ANKARA (Reuters) – Archaeologists in the ancient city of Troy in Turkey have found the remains of a man and a woman believed to have died in 1,200 B.C., the time of the legendary war chronicled by Homer, a leading German professor said on Tuesday. Ernst Pernicka, a University of Tubingen professor of archaeometry who is leading excavations on the site in northwestern Turkey, said the bodies were found near a defense line within the city built in the late Bronze age. The discovery could add to evidence that Troy's lower area was bigger in the late Bronze Age than...
  • 2 young women named best couple at NY school

    07/07/2009 3:22:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 47 replies · 1,692+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | July 6, 2009
    NEW YORK - Two young women have been named best couple at their Bronx high school. Seniors Vikky Cruz and Deoine Scott beat out two opposite-sex couples for the honor at Mott Haven Village Preparatory High School.
  • Lawmakers: Census Should Include Gay Couples (Just how do you prove you're a 'gay couple'?)

    05/15/2009 5:09:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies · 746+ views
    5/15/09
    Link only - Lawmakers: Census Should Include Gay Couples
  • Scottish couple gets swine flu on honeymoon

    04/28/2009 9:00:12 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 831+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/28/09 | Jennifer Quinn - ap
    LONDON – They went to Mexico for their honeymoon, they came back with swine flu. A Scottish couple who are Britain's first confirmed cases of swine flu had just returned from their Mexican honeymoon, neighbors confirmed Tuesday. Dawn and Iain Askham became ill over the weekend, a few days after returning from Cancun. .
  • Face of Defense: Military Couple Finds Ways to Be Together

    04/14/2009 4:36:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 481+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Sgt. Daniel Nichols, USA
    BAGHDAD, April 14, 2009 – June 6, 1998, the 54th anniversary of D-Day, probably was a day like any other that summer. There’s a good chance it was sunny in a small town in New York state outside of Fort Drum, where two young Army captains met for their own rendezvous with destiny. Army Lt. Col. Hailey Clancy, left, and her husband, Army Maj. Michael Clancy, share a laugh while flying to Camp Striker, Iraq, Aug. 8, 2008. The couple has served two deployments to Iraq together. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. A month later, they...
  • Armed couple's action leads to capture of suspects in larger burglary operation

    04/09/2009 8:39:30 AM PDT · by ResistorSister · 23 replies · 1,404+ views
    Cantonrep.com (Canton, OH) ^ | Posted Apr 09, 2009 @ 09:52 AM | Joe Mizer
    Law enforcement officers Wednesday continued praising the efforts of an armed couple, who stopped a burglary at their home Tuesday, as a search of a New Philadelphia suspect’s residence revealed a huge amount of evidence from past burglaries. “They broke the case,” said Detective Jeff Moore of the Tuscarawas County Sheriff Department, referring to the Roswell area couple who held Thomas Ritchie, 30, of New Philadelphia and William Allison II, 25, of Massillon at gunpoint until sheriff’s deputies arrived. “They broke the case for numerous detectives who are all smiling at this point in time,” Moore said as he participated...
  • Mass. couple who led gay marriage fight to divorce

    02/03/2009 7:07:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies · 1,473+ views
    yahoo ^ | 2/3/09 | yahoo
    BOSTON – A lesbian couple who led the fight for gay marriage in Massachusetts has filed for divorce. Julie and Hillary Goodridge were among seven gay couples who filed a lawsuit that led to a court ruling making Massachusetts the first state to legalize same-sex marriages in 2004. The couple became the public face of the debate in the state and married the first day same-sex marriages became legal.
  • Contradicting Reports on Fate of Chabad Couple

    11/27/2008 9:22:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies · 446+ views
    arutz 7 ^ | 11-27-08 | staff
    (IsraelNN.com) An Indian television station has reported that Chabad Rabbi Gabriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivka still are alive, causing Indian commandos to advance carefully in their attempt to kill the two or three terrorists who are believed to remain in the Chabad House in Mumbai. However, another network stated that no more hostages remain live inside the five-building building. Indian forces are gaining control if two luxury hotels in Mumbai, and hostages have escaped or been rescued during the fighting.
  • Chabad Couple Feared Dead, Commadnos Raid Building

    11/27/2008 8:27:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies · 1,390+ views
    arutz 7 ^ | 11-27-08 | Hana Levi Julian
    (IsraelNN.com) An Indian newspaper has reported that Chabad-Lubavitch emissary Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivka have been killed by Islamist terrorists who held them hostage in the siege on their Chabad House in Mumbai. Indian helicopters dropped commandoes on the roof of the Chabad House in on Mumbai early Friday morning, and a battle is continuing at this moment. Three blasts were heard in side the building, where four terrorists remain. One was killed in an earlier battle. It is thought that no more hostages are being held inside. The Chabad House was one of 10 sites that were...
  • Couple killed in the name of honour, killer surrenders

    09/15/2008 7:06:47 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 8 replies · 118+ views
    Daily Times ^ | September 15, 2008 | Staff
    RAWALPINDI: A man on Sunday morning surrendered himself to Waris Khan Police after killing his newlywed daughter and son-in-law in the name of honour. Police arrested him and began investigation into the killing. In May this year, Shabana, 20, had eloped with Abdul Khursheed, 40, who was already married and had three children. The act enraged girl’s father, Abdul Rasheed of Dhoke Farman Elahi, who shot dead the couple late on Saturday night after inviting them to a tea party at home. The killer later showed up at Waris Khan Police Station and confessed to killing the couple. Police took...
  • Face of Defense: Couple Travels Parallel Army Career Paths

    08/22/2008 4:37:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 99+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Maj. Dave Olson, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE FALCON, Iraq, Aug. 22, 2008 – Two Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers are the logistics staff officers for their respective brigade combat teams. While they serve their country in different locations, they have worked together as a team during the last 10 years. Army Majs. Dennis and Lesley Ortiz are reunited at Victory Base Complex in Baghdad on April 30, 2008. The Ortizes were married May 29, 1999, and have a 14-month old son, Dennis Jr., who stays with Lesley's mother while the military couple is deployed. Photo courtesy of Army Maj. Dennis Ortiz, Multinational Division Baghdad  (Click...
  • Minnesota couple claims $180 million Powerball jackpot

    05/06/2008 8:26:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 147+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/6/08 | Elizabeth Dunbar - ap
    ROSEVILLE, Minn. - Paul and Sue Rosenau say they already have everything they need, so their lives won't change that much after winning a $180.1 million Powerball jackpot. "We realize that money is probably not as important as friendship and helping others. And that's what we hope to do with it," Paul Rosenau said at a news conference Tuesday when they accepted a ceremonial check. Rosenau, 54, is a heavy equipment operator and his wife, Sue, works at an agricultural research institute. The couple from Waseca will take the prize from last Saturday's drawing in a lump-sum of $59.6 million...
  • After 75 years of marriage, Fort Worth couple died 5 hours apart

    04/03/2008 9:41:28 AM PDT · by Dysart · 14 replies · 347+ views
    FWST ^ | 4-3-08 | SCOTT STREATER
    FORT WORTH -- The routine was familiar to the family and friends of J.C. and Josie Cox.When the couple visited, they'd sit a spell and talk, perhaps for an hour, maybe two. Then, without saying a word, Mr. Cox would stand up, grab his hat and coat, and silently walk to the front door. It was his way of saying he was ready to go, and Mrs. Cox, his wife of 75 years, always followed.Last week, at an Arlington nursing home, Mr. Cox, 100, clutching his wife's hand, died of complications from pneumonia. Five hours later, Mrs. Cox, 96, followed...
  • Couple to Spend First Holiday Season Together in Iraq

    11/27/2007 3:50:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 90+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Kerensa Hardy, USA
    CAMP STRIKER, Iraq, Nov. 27, 2007 – Army Pvt. Imani Tumbling and Pfc. Angelo Tumbling will celebrate their first major holiday as a married couple and their first anniversary here in a combat zone. Army Pvt. Imani Tumbling and Pfc. Angelo Tumbling, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), share a laugh. The Tumblings are spending their first holiday season as husband and wife at Camp Striker, Iraq. After a whirlwind courtship that lasted four months, the two were married the month before they deployed. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kerensa Hardy, USA  (Click...
  • MURDER MYSTERY: Can You Read Word in Blood?

    08/09/2007 4:21:54 PM PDT · by Main Street · 21 replies · 1,421+ views
    WXYZ News ^ | Thursday, August 09, 2007 | WXYZ News
    Police in New Baltimore (Michigan) have taken the unusual step of releasing photos of a bloody message left at the scene of a double murder.. in the hope someone can decipher what it says. .
  • FBI besieges couple in tax protest

    07/23/2007 9:32:33 PM PDT · by DancesWithCats · 3 replies · 236+ views
    London Daily Telegraph ^ | july 23rd, 2007 | DancesWithCats
    A retired couple in the American state of New Hampshire have become national causes célčbres after barricading themselves in their fortified home for six months and refusing to go to jail for not paying their tax. Toting guns, quoting the Bible and pledging to fight for freedom, Ed and Elaine Brown are waiting in their remote hilltop home in Plainfield and daring the FBI to come in and get them. Officials, who are seeking to enforce a five-year prison sentence on the Browns for tax evasion, say they are trying to avoid a Waco-style shootout. The authorities have cut off...
  • Couple: HIV 2 Year Old Barred from Pool

    07/09/2007 11:09:29 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 246 replies · 5,189+ views
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 07/09/07 | abc
    Toddler Was Denied Shower Access as Well: A couple says their vacation was ruined when an RV park owner told them they weren't welcome after discovering their 2-year-old foster son had the HIV virus. Last week, Dick and Silvia Glover went to the Wales West RV Park in Silver Hill, Ala., with their foster son Caleb. When the boy was banned from using the pool and showers, the Glovers said they were offered an uncomfortable and painful choice: They could either keep Caleb out of the water or leave.
  • Pak lesbian couple want to be put in same jail: Lawyer (Musharraf's toughest challenge)

    05/28/2007 7:45:13 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 579+ views
    Rediff ^ | 05/25/07
    Pak lesbian couple want to be put in same jail: Lawyer May 25, 2007 16:00 IST The lawyer for a Pakistani lesbian couple, who have been put in separate jails recently for marrying, has petitioned the court that they should be put in the same prison. Rana Sajjad Hussain, lawyer for the lesbian couple Shumail Raj, 31, who underwent a sex change operation 16 years ago, and 26-year-old Shahzina Tariq, filed a petition in the Lahore high court asking for an order to put them in the same jail and to seek permission to meet them for legal consultation. The...
  • Indian couple burnt [burnt to death ] for 'black magic'

    05/03/2007 1:53:08 PM PDT · by bedolido · 10 replies · 335+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 5-3-2007 | staff writer
    AN elderly Indian husband and wife were burnt to death after villagers accused them of practising black magic, tied them together on a pyre and set them on fire. “The aged couple died screaming for help,” police superintendent P V KuMarch said. Sayanna, 70, and his 61-year-old wife, Pochamma, were set ablaze after being doused with kerosene. Both were farm labourers near the southern city of Hyderabad who also practised traditional medicine. Police have arrested six villagers for the incident.
  • Married Couple Deploys Together

    03/14/2007 4:43:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 380+ views
    Defense News ^ | Spc. Karly Cooper
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq, March 14, 2007 — More and more soldiers spend their deployments in Iraq serving alongside their spouses. Sgt. Erick McCormick, the warehouse non-commissioned officer in charge for Headquarters Company, 15th Brigade Troops Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade from Ketchikan, Alaska and Spc. t Michelle McCormick, a supply specialist also with the Sustainment Brigade, from Houston, Texas, are on their second deployment together, but first deployment as a married couple. Michelle joined the Army in 2004. Right after graduation from high school she packed her bags and headed to Fort Jackson, S.C. "My dad is a military policeman and...
  • Couple accused of exposure at local store

    02/14/2007 8:32:08 PM PST · by youngjim · 19 replies · 897+ views
    Lacrosse Tribune ^ | Tuesday, February 13, 2007 | DAN SPRINGER
    With Valentine’s Day approaching, a Black River Falls, Wis., couple apparently decided to show their affection a little too publicly while shopping at a La Crosse store Saturday evening, La Crosse police said. Security cameras at ShopKo on the South Side caught the couple strolling through the store with a cart — and the woman holding her companion’s exposed penis, according to police reports. . . .
  • Couple Shares Re-enlistment 'Vows' at Taji

    02/06/2007 4:54:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 294+ views
    Defense News ^ | Sgt. Jon Cupp
    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joshua Thomsen & U.S. Army Sgt. Karla Thomsen Couple Shares Re-enlistment 'Vows' at Taji By Sgt. Jon Cupp 1st Brigade Combat Team 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs CAMP TAJI, Iraq, Feb. 6, 2007 — Justin and Karla Thomsen do just about everything together - even go to war. So, it was no surprise that the two 1st Cavalry Division noncommissioned officers re-enlisted together here Jan. 25. Staff Sgt. Joshua Thomsen is a chemical operations specialist with Company D, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment from Oxnard, Calif. His wife, Sgt. Karla Thomsen, is a joint network node...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Elderly couple found dead on fort

    11/03/2006 6:05:29 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 727+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — A hiker on Friday found the bodies of an elderly couple on Fort Huachuca, according to the post's Public Affairs Office. The couple were not associated with the military. The bodies were located in a remote area of Huachuca Canyon near a vehicle at approximately 1 p.m., post officials said Friday evening. There is no appearance of foul play, and the incident is under investigation by the FBI and CID.
  • CA: Divorced couple faces off in city council race

    08/15/2006 7:10:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 362+ views
    If the mud slinging in a city council race this fall seems right out of divorce court it could be because two of the candidates are a former husband and wife. Leah Berlanga, one of seven people running for three open seats, said Monday that her former husband, Frank Berlanga, entered the race to harass her. "I'm not going to let somebody intimidate me," she said during a news conference in front of City Hall. Frank Berlanga, 53, was arrested Friday, the day after he filed his papers to run, and placed in San Mateo County jail without bail for...
  • Pot church takes a hit (S. Arizona couple face prison "religious use of marijuana")

    07/09/2006 8:00:43 AM PDT · by SandRat · 41 replies · 787+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Stephanie Innes
    PIMA — The Church of Cognizance, which has quietly operated here since 1991, has an unusual tenet — its worshippers deify and use marijuana as part of their faith. Until federal authorities charged them with possessing 172 pounds of their leafy green sacrament earlier this year, church founders Dan and Mary Quaintance say they smoked, ate or drank marijuana daily as a way of becoming more spiritually enlightened. But now, with added conspiracy charges, the Quaintances face up to 40 years each in prison in a case they call religious persecution. Federal prosecutors say religious freedom does not exempt the...
  • Couple arrested for trespassing hire attorney, plan to sue the city

    05/18/2006 10:34:01 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 109 replies · 5,172+ views
    http://www.examiner.com/ ^ | 5 18 06 | Stephen Janis
    BALTIMORE - The Virginia couple arrested Saturday for trespassing after getting lost trying to find Interstate 95 have retained an attorney and plan to sue the city. “In view of what’s happened, it’s a given,” said Dale Anstine, an attorney in York, Pa., who is representing the family. “I personally know these people; they are good kids. I think the conduct of this police officer is beyond outrageous.” Llara Brook, 20, and her boyfriend, Josh Kelly, 22, traveled from Chantilly, Va., to Baltimore to see an Orioles game Saturday. The couple stopped in the 800 block of Bridgeview Drive in...
  • 2 charged with filing fake obituary(another way to have a vacation)

    04/10/2006 8:53:21 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies · 1,242+ views
    Gazette Online ^ | 04/10/06
    2 charged with filing fake obituary Pair submited obituary for son to newspaper Published: 04/10/2006 12:53 PM Updated: 04/10/2006 2:47 PM WATERLOO, IA - Two people who police say conspired to get off of work for a few days by filing a fake obituary with a newspaper have been arrested. James Ralph Snyder, 36, and Mary Jo Elizabeth Jensen, 33, both of Waterloo, participated in the scam by filing an obituary saying Jensen's 17-year-old son had died, police said. Snyder was charged with tampering with records. Jensen was charged with being an accessory after the fact. Snyder, claiming he was...
  • S. Korea: Choeng Wa Dae Official Confesses to Killing Wife(ex-pinko couple gone supernova)

    03/19/2006 7:05:59 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 380+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 03/17/06
    Choeng Wa Dae Official Confesses to Killing Wife A public service officer working at Cheong Wa Dae has strangled his wife, a public information officer for the Uri Party, to death, Seoul Dongdaemun police said Friday. Police said the suspect confessed to the crime and will be indicted for murder once his motive has been established. According to the police, the woman was found dead in a car parked in a neighborhood in Jeonnong-dong, Seoul on Friday morning. Police suspected murder because there were signs of strangulation around her neck. The body was found by a traffic warden. Police quoted...
  • Why some old lovers look alike (spouses start looking alike)

    02/14/2006 3:28:19 PM PST · by Watershed · 70 replies · 1,679+ views
    Livescience.com ^ | February 14, 2006 | Ker Than
    Forget about opposites attracting. We like people who look like us, because they tend to have personalities similar to our own. And, a new study suggests, the longer we are with someone, the more similarities in appearance grow. Researchers set out to investigate why couples often tend to resemble one another. They asked 11 male and 11 female participants to judge the age, attractiveness and personality traits of 160 real-life married couples. Photographs of husbands and wives were viewed separately, so the participants didn't know who was married to whom. The test participants rated men and woman who were actual...
  • CA: Prosecutors ask for maximum sentences for (Wendy's) chili finger couple (Sentencing Wednesday)

    01/17/2006 4:04:25 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 877+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/17/06 | Kim Curtis - ap
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Prosecutors are asking a judge to impose maximum prison sentences for the couple who masterminded the plot to plant a human fingertip in a bowl of Wendy's chili, calling the pair "grifters" who demonstrated "a total selfishness and perceived entitlement to other people's money." Jaime Plascencia, 44, and Anna Ayala, 40, pleaded guilty on Sept. 9 to two felony charges arising from the chili-finger scam: conspiracy to file a false insurance claim and attempted grand theft with damages exceeding $2.5 million. At most, Ayala faces nine years, eight months in prison for her part in the...
  • Suburban Bird-Feeding Couple Assaulted (West Chicago)

    01/10/2006 6:34:16 PM PST · by Esther Ruth · 26 replies · 730+ views
    www.msnbc.msn.com ^ | Jan 10, 2005
    Suburban Bird-Feeding Couple Assaulted WEST CHICAGO - West Chicago police said they arrested a local man suspected of running over a 71-year-old woman with her own pickup and battered her husband during a carjacking attempt. Officers said David Martinez-Villareal, 21, was arrested Sunday morning near his home and charged with vehicular invasion, aggravated vehicular hijacking, six counts of aggravated battery and two counts of aggravated battery to a senior citizen. NBC5's Mary Ann Ahern reported that the couple routinely fed birds each morning, and were feeding birds at 8 a.m. For some unexplained reason, Martinez-Villareal began yelling at the couple,...
  • Ukrainian couple has 17th child, lays claim to largest US family

    12/17/2005 12:16:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 131 replies · 3,305+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/17/05 | AFP
    SACRAMENTO, United States (AFP) - Complete with proud smiles and self-conscious glances, Vladimir and Zynaida Chernenko's seventeen children were introduced to the world. Cradled delicately in Vladimir Chernenko's thick arms was his baby, David, whose birth on December 7 gave the Ukrainian-American family the largest brood in the United States, according to the Russian language newspaper The Speaker. "When we got married back in the Ukraine, for six month we had no children and thought we wouldn't have any kids at all," Vladimir told reporters at a celebration in Bethany Slavic Missionary Church in Sacramento. "I never thought I would...
  • Couple home from duo-deployment

    12/07/2005 4:09:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 429+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Dec 6, 2005 | Mitch Meador
    FORT SILL, Okla. (Army News Service, Dec 6. 2005) – Marriage has been called a battleground by some, but one Oklahoma couple who deployed to a war zone together returned to Fort Sill Nov. 19 with the bonds of matrimony fully intact. Sgt. Sam Sanders and Spc. Tammy Sanders of Skiatook, Okla., both serve in Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 245th Aviation Battalion. The Tulsa-based Oklahoma Army National Guard unit was responsible for air traffic control at eight Army airfields in Iraq during its 11-month deployment, according to Capt. Keith Varner, battalion adjutant. 245th Aviation’s Lexington, Okla., based E Company, which...