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  • British Man's Eyeball Pecked Out by Seabird

    07/18/2011 9:56:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    NewsCore ^ | July 12, 2011
    <p>A Welsh animal lover was blinded in one eye after a seabird he tried to rescue pecked his eyeball out of its socket.</p> <p>Michael Buckland, 38, was walking with his girlfriend on a beach in Gower, South Wales, when the couple spotted a gannet that seemed unable to walk or fly...</p>
  • Shannon Stone's widow worried for son

    07/08/2011 6:12:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    ESPNDallas.com ^ | July 8, 2011
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers president Nolan Ryan says he spoke by telephone with the widow of the firefighter who died after a fall at Thursday night's game. He says Jenny Stone told him that "she's very concerned about her son and the impact that this is having on him." Shannon Stone, 39, fell over a railing in left field during Thursday night's game in Arlington, Texas, as he reached for a foul ball tossed to him by outfielder Josh Hamilton. Stone was at the game with his 6-year-old son, Cooper. Jenny Stone, through Ryan, asked that the news media...
  • "Honest, Officer, Those Drugs Hidden In My Crotch Are Not Mine"

    12/17/2010 3:53:01 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 37 replies
    Smoking Gun ^ | 12/17/10 | Smoking Gun
    Jessi Clark was riding in the front passenger seat of a Cadillac Wednesday night when Florida cops pulled over the vehicle after spotting the 29-year-old without a seatbelt. As the driver spoke with cops, Clark allegedly “pulled out a piece of paper towel from her crotch” that had three Oxycodone pills and three Xanax tablets. Clark, pictured in the mug shot at right, then denied that the drugs she fished from the vicinity of her private parts were her property, according to a police report
  • Video of Arsonist Setting Himself on Fire While Torching a Business

    06/07/2010 6:14:19 AM PDT · by Tom Hawks · 10 replies · 43+ views
    ChicoER ^ | 6/8/10 | Chuck Wolk
    I don't understand the language the reporter is speaking, but after some investigation I found out that this arsonists was eventually caught. After the authorities saw the security tape, they checked the emergency rooms to see who turned up for medical attention for burns. After they checked the hospital records they found their man, or should I say arsonist. I love it when criminals make it easy for the police to find and convict them. Is there any Freepers who can identify the language and what the reporter is saying? Follow the link below to see theVideo of Arsonist...
  • [Zot]

    06/24/2008 5:29:23 PM PDT · by beebuster2000 · 136 replies · 222+ views
    not AP
    ZOT What is a ZOT really? I mean where does the term come from, and what, exactly, does it mean? Metaphysically, is it a position, a statement, so at variance with reality and the facts that it needs to be identified by ZOT!! Does it not, really, betray our own insecurities, our need for easy labels? Just a thought.
  • Woman complains to cop about bad crack

    12/19/2006 8:46:13 PM PST · by indcons · 39 replies · 922+ views
    UPI ^ | 12/19/06 | UPI
    PALATKA, Fla., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- A woman who tried to get her money back by complaining to police in Florida about the dealer who sold her poor quality crack cocaine ended up behind bars. Eloise Reaves of North Carolina lodged her complaint with a Putnam County deputy sheriff who was responding to a call to a convenience store, WJXT-TV in Jacksonville reported. Deputy Jeffrey Pedrick warned her that if the stuff tested positive for cocaine she would be arrested. Reaves, even after she was booked, told police they should find the drug seller and get her money back on...
  • South Africa: Author Nadine Gordimer attacked

    10/29/2006 12:40:49 PM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 19 replies · 972+ views
    BBC ^ | 10/29/06 | n/a
    Former Booker winner and winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, Nadine Gordimer, has been attacked at her home in South Africa. Gordimer, 83, was assaulted when three men broke into her home in Johannesburg on Thursday, taking cash and jewellery. The author, who was locked in a store room with her maid while the burglars fled the scene, did not receive any serious injuries. Police spokesman Sergeant Sanku Tsunke said no arrests had been made. Despite demands to hand over her jewellery, Gordimer refused to part with her wedding ring from her marriage to art dealer Reinhold Cassirer, who...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 10-02-2006

    10/02/2006 6:28:01 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 488+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 10-02-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. This man would still be alive IF-- (He wasn't involved in a tiff!) I guess he got bored Now a Darwin award? And the band plays "I shot the Sherriff"
  • South Korean Commits Suicide Over Hwang Scientist Case (Sets Self on Fire for "Stem Cell Research")

    02/04/2006 3:04:12 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 7 replies · 408+ views
    Reuters.com ^ | 02/03/2006 | Staff
    SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean truck driver killed himself on Saturday by setting himself on fire after distributing leaflets urging disgraced stem-cell scientist Hwang Woo-suk to resume his research, police said. The man in his late 50s, identified only by his family name Chung, doused his body with paint thinner in front of a historic statue in the center of Seoul in the early hours of Saturday. He died before reaching hospital. Witnesses saw Chung distribute about 30 leaflets calling for Hwang to carry on his studies before setting himself alight, a police official said by telephone. An investigation...
  • Man burned while checking fuel tank (with a lighter...)

    09/27/2005 10:00:39 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 70 replies · 1,566+ views
    Newsday ^ | 9/27/05 | Mikey_1962
    An East Patchogue man accidentally lit himself on fire while using a cigarette lighter to peek inside the fuel tank of his dump truck in Lynbrook, Nassau police said Friday. Scott Allen, 38, suffered second-degree burns to his face, chest and right arm when he and his 2001 Volvo dump truck caught fire Thursday shortly before 1 a.m. at the intersection of Peninsula Boulevard and Merrick Road, police said. He was in critical but stable condition Friday at Nassau University Medical Center's burn unit, a hospital official said. The truck, owned by Hawkeye Construction of Hauppauge, had a fuel gauge...
  • Leg lost in cannon blast

    09/13/2002 7:57:41 PM PDT · by Ranger · 14 replies · 48+ views
    news.com.au ^ | September 13, 2002
    A MAN who tried to fire a plaster-filled beer can from a homemade cannon lost a leg in a blast that peppered a car with shrapnel and exploded a gas cylinder, a Perth hospital said. The 52-year-old suffered severe burns and shrapnel injuries to both legs after trying to fire a can of Emu Draught from a metre-long pipe mounted on a metal plate last weekend. Police said they were astonished the man from Kendenup, 345km south of Perth, survived. The makeshift gunpowder-filled cannon backfired, shooting hot metal and plaster shrapnel through the man's legs before blasting through a metal...