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  • City fire truck catches fire inside station

    02/06/2007 12:40:37 PM PST · by SubGeniusX · 15 replies · 604+ views
    St Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 02/05/2007 | Harry Levins
    Four St. Louis firefighters struggled early Sunday with a blaze in their own firehouse, where their truck caught fire. It happened about 4 a.m. at Engine House 24 in the 5200 block of Natural Bridge Avenue. This morning, fire Capt. Steve Simpson gave this account: The firehouse crew of four had returned an hour of two earlier from a call. Three were alseep, and the fourth -- Firefighter Darian Benford -- was on watch. He smelled smoke, checked and found that the engine of the pumper was on fire. Benford rousted his three mates, and the four grabbed fire extinguishers...
  • Jimmy Carter apologizes over book passage [Forced to admit he is stupid]

    01/27/2007 4:28:44 PM PST · by Alouette · 22 replies · 990+ views
    YNet ^ | Jan. 27, 2007 | Yaakov Lappin
    Addressing US Jews, former president says controversial passage in his new book 'Peace Not Apartheid' does not justify terror; Australian Jews call for action against company that distributed DVDs in which Muslim sheikh is seen describing Jews as ‘pigs’ Yaakov Lappin Published: 01.27.07, 08:00 Former US President Jimmy Carter has apologized to a US Jewish audience over a passage in his controversial book 'Peace Not Apartheid,' the Jewish Week newspaper reported Friday. "Asked if he was justifying terrorism in a passage in the book calling on Palestinians to cease terrorist attacks if the Israelis agree to abide by international law,...
  • Plane landed at wrong airport

    01/11/2007 5:22:18 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 65 replies · 1,866+ views ^ | 1/11/2007 | staff
    The crew of an Airbus plane with 39 passengers on board landed at the wrong airport, an accident report revealed today. The Dublin-based Eirjet flight, being operated on behalf of Ryanair, should have touched down at Derry, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said. But the Airbus A320, flying from Liverpool, landed at Ballykelly airfield, an ex-RAF base now used by the British Army, about five miles from Derry Airport. The AAIB report said air traffic controllers (ATC) had been told by the Airbus A320 aircraft crew: "We've just touched down." ATC replied: "It was the wrong airport, you've landed...
  • Official caught off-roading in preserve

    01/05/2007 11:25:27 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 26 replies · 1,002+ views
    Herald Tribune ^ | 1/5/2007 | PAUL QUINLAN
    It beat Chris Sharek, the director of Venice's utilities department, whose job is to ensure that the city obeys environmental regulations, though he apparently failed to do so himself. A judge slapped Sharek with 25 hours of community service and probation last month for off-roading through a protected wilderness preserve with his wife and father-in-law. When their vehicles got stuck in the mud at Myakka River State Park, Sharek phoned for help. Friends arrived and dismantled a fence so they could drive in to free them. Their cars, in turn, got stuck. Another round of calls went out. Another round...
  • Police: Carjacker Gets Lost, Calls 911 On Self

    12/28/2006 12:59:57 PM PST · by ShadowDancer · 43 replies · 1,601+ views
    ClickonDetroit ^ | December 28, 2006
    Police: Carjacker Gets Lost, Calls 911 On SelfPOSTED: 11:06 am EST December 28, 2006 BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Police said a man who carjacked an SUV in Boca Raton drove all the way to Palm Springs before becoming lost and calling 911 on himself. According to police reports, Claude King, 31, approached Caroline Funkey's black GMC Envoy while it was stopped at a red light in Boca Raton. The report said King smashed the driver's side window and pulled the driver out of the vehicle. Once inside, police said King began to punch the other four passengers. One of Funkey's...
  • Man Calls 911 to Report Stolen Drugs

    12/11/2006 6:54:42 PM PST · by aculeus · 41 replies · 1,266+ views ^ | December 11, 2006 | From Associated Press
    WICHITA, Kan. - A Wichita man called 911 to report he was the victim of an armed robbery. The theft? A pound of marijuana worth about $1,100 that he had been trying to sell at his home. The victim told police Thursday that a buyer had pulled out a sawed-off shotgun and stole the drugs. Police brought in a drug-sniffing dog to the house and located more marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The victim was booked into Sedgwick County jail on several charges, including possession with the intent to sell drug. The thief has not been found.
  • Simpson sponsors

    11/18/2006 4:25:24 AM PST · by 13Sisters76 · 25 replies · 601+ views
    Does anyone know who the sponsors of the Simpson special are yet? Is there a list I can access? I have every intention of boycotting every sponsor that funds this piece of garbage.
  • Never put your gun in your pants

    11/16/2006 10:09:24 PM PST · by Zakeet · 24 replies · 787+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | November 16, 2006 | Associated Press
    WICHITA, Kan. — A botched kidnapping ended with one of the assailants shooting himself in the groin, police said. The man had just stuck the gun in his waistband when it fired, shooting him in the left testicle, authorities said. He cringed, causing the gun to fire again and strike him in the left calf, they said.
  • Women will laugh, men will wince at this story

    11/14/2006 10:06:19 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 89 replies · 3,608+ views ^ | November 14, 2006 | Stan Finger
    Maybe it was karma. Three men attempted to kidnap a teenager in a dispute over stereo speakers shortly before 4:45 p.m. Monday, Wichita police reported. One of the three pulled out a gun and fired it at the teen in the 1000 block of South Wichita. The shot missed the teen. The shooter jammed the gun back into the waistband of his pants... and it went off. The bullet struck the 23-year-old man in his left testicle, causing him to cringe -- which caused the gun to fire again. The second shot struck him in the left calf. He walked...
  • Paraglider lands in minefield

    09/04/2006 12:34:25 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 6 replies · 837+ views
    Paraglider lands in minefield 1 hour, 30 minutes ago JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli man was stuck in the middle of a minefield near the Syrian border Saturday after crashing his paraglider and severely injuring himself. The unidentified man took off from a peak in the Golan Heights and drifted east toward the Syrian and Jordanian borders before crashing in the minefield, injuring his legs and breaking several bones, rescue services said. "He's in the process of being rescued," an army spokesman said. Paragliding, in which participants jump off tall peaks or cliffs with a parachute strapped to their back,...
  • Woman Crashes When Teaching Dog to Drive

    08/28/2006 7:26:35 AM PDT · by Millee · 96 replies · 1,167+ views
    AP ^ | 8/28/06 | Staff
    A woman in Hohhot, the capital of north China's Inner Mongolia region, crashed her car while giving her dog a driving lesson, the official Xinhua News Agency said Monday. No injuries were reported although both vehicles were slightly damaged, it said. The woman, identified only be her surname, Li, said her dog "was fond of crouching on the steering wheel and often watched her drive," according to Xinhua. "She thought she would let the dog 'have a try' while she operated the accelerator and brake," the report said. "They did not make it far before crashing into an oncoming car."...
  • Authorities: 'Bomb' Was Sex Gadget

    08/25/2006 12:10:33 PM PDT · by commish · 45 replies · 1,547+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | Aug 26, 2006 | AP
    CHICAGO — Cook County prosecutors say a 29-year-old man traveling with his mother desperately didn't want her to know he'd packed a sexual aid for their trip to Turkey. So he told security it was a bomb, officials said. Madin Azad Amin, 29, of Skokie, was stopped Aug. 16 at O'Hare International Airport after guards found an object in his baggage that resembled a grenade, prosecutors said. When officers asked him to identify it, Amin said it was a bomb, said Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Lorraine Scaduto. He later told officials he'd lied about the item because his mother...
  • Anna Kournikova Sues Tabloid over Nude Photos (yes, pictures at link!)

    08/15/2006 5:35:35 AM PDT · by Coop · 298 replies · 25,324+ views
    23 September - Support the Troops & Their MissionThe D.C. Chapter of invites all those who support our troops and their mission fighting the war on terrorists in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere at home and abroad to join us in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, September 23, 2006, from noon to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the Washington Monument at 17th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW.Announcement here 1 October - Boot MurthaCome to the National VFTT Boot Murtha Rally Sunday, Oct. 1st in Johnstown, PA Location -- Cambria County War Memorial Arena, downtown Johnstown (Murtha's hometown!) Time -- 2:00...
  • Aide to Zarqawi's replacement killed by own bomb

    06/22/2006 2:08:37 PM PDT · by radar101 · 141 replies · 3,205+ views
    World Tribune ^ | June 21, 2006 | WT
    The assistant to Al Qaida's new network chief has been killed in a foiled insurgency strike. Iraqi security sources said a lieutenant of Al Qaida network chief Abu Ayoub Al Masri was found killed in a car on its way to an insurgency strike. The sources said a bomb inside the car blew up prematurely and killed the lieutenant and three other Al Qaida operatives. Officials identified the Al Masri aide as Mansour Sulayman Mansour Khalifi Al Mashhadani. The U.S. military confirmed the killing, reported to have taken place in Yusufiyah, west of Baghdad on June 19. U.S.-led coalition spokesman...
  • MSNBC's David Shuster: 'I Am Convinced That Karl Rove Will, In Fact, Be Indicted.'

    06/13/2006 10:10:49 AM PDT · by rface · 53 replies · 2,582+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | June 13, 2006 (May 8 FLASHBACK) | David Shuster
    Great moments in political prognostication, from the May 8 edition of MSNBC’s “Countdown with Keith Olbermann.” David Shuster: "Well, Karl Rove's legal team has told me that they expect that a decision will come sometime in the next two weeks. And I am convinced that Karl Rove will, in fact, be indicted. And there are a couple of reasons why. "First of all, you don't put somebody in front of a grand jury at the end of an investigation, or for the fifth time, as Karl Rove testified a couple -- a week and a half ago, unless you feel...
  • Hungry Rays Thwart River Oyster Restoration Effort

    05/30/2006 8:42:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies · 783+ views
    WTOP ^ | May 28th
    STINGRAY POINT, Va. - Cow-nosed rays gobbled up most of the 775,000 oysters in an artificial reef days after they were planted in the Piankatank River to help revive the Chesapeake Bay's declining shellfish population. The rays ate about 90 percent of the oysters earlier this month after the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and The Nature Conservancy placed the shellfish on a man-made reef in the Piankatank, the foundation's Chuck Epes said. Environmentalists were shocked by the loss, which was discovered by divers. The bay foundation placed all the oysters it had grown this year at its Gloucester Point oyster farm...
  • Bombmakers in mosque blow themselves up

    05/08/2006 10:29:06 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 67 replies · 2,216+ views
    Multi-National Force, Iraq ^ | 5/7/2006 | MULTI-NATIONAL DIVISION - BAGHDAD PUBLIC AFFAIRS
    Release A060507i BAGHDAD, Iraq – An explosion occurred in the basement of the Sheik Abdel Kader mosque at approximately 6 p.m. May 7 in Rusafa, a neighborhood of east Baghdad . According to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 6th Iraqi Division the bomb exploded in the basement of the mosque causing a fire. The Iraqi fire department responded and began suppressing the fire when firefighters noticed an improvised explosive device inside the mosque. The Iraqi police explosive ordinance disposal team arrived at the mosque to clear the holy site of bombs and bomb making materials. The team dismantled six IEDs....
  • Two terrorists killed by their own bomb

    05/07/2006 5:56:48 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 30 replies · 804+ views
    Multi-National Force, Iraq ^ | May 7, 2006 | 101ST AIRBORNE DIVISION PUBLIC AFFAIRS
    Release A060507a TIKRIT, Country – Two terrorists were killed May 6 near Tikrit when the improvised explosive device they were attempting to emplace detonated. An explosive ordnance disposal team investigated the site of the explosion and determined that the two artillery shells that composed the bomb detonated while one of the men was placing it along the road, killing both men. Evidence gathered by Iraqi police officers at the scene led them to the home of one of the bombers where the officers discovered equipment used to make the IED. -30- FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE 101ST AIRBORNE DIVISION...
  • $1.5 million in art disappears along with delivery driver after Boca exhibit

    05/03/2006 4:49:42 PM PDT · by Caipirabob · 16 replies · 406+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | May 3 2006 | By Leon Fooksman, Ivette M. Yee & Missy Stoddard (It took 3 because they couldn't stop laughing...)
    About 35,000 art enthusiasts packed the Boca Raton Museum of Art this spring to view exhibits that included the paintings of Milton Avery, a modernist often called the "American Matisse." Now, seven of those paintings have vanished and so has the ex-con with a suspended driver's license who was entrusted to drive them to the Avery estate in New York. Authorities are looking for Patrick McIntosh, 36, a 6-foot, 9-inch art-transport driver who disappeared April 18 with a rented Budget truck after he loaded Avery's works along with furniture, sculptures, photos and other art from at least 14 other collectors...
  • Thieves gas selves in cyanide heist blunder

    04/29/2006 11:44:14 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 15 replies · 682+ views
    Rooters ^ | 4/29/2006 | Staff
    BEIJING (Reuters) - Two hapless Chinese thieves gassed themselves to death with cyanide along with five intended victims while trying to rob a gambling den in the city of Ruichang, the Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday. A court in nearby Jiujiang on Thursday sentenced their three surviving accomplices to death for the robbery, carried out last June. One of the three passed out for several hours from the effects of the gas -- but still remembered to rob the dead of 15,950 yuan (1,090 pounds), five mobile phones and a gold necklace when he came round, Xinhua said.
  • Robber Gets Lost Trying To Get Away

    04/23/2006 5:21:42 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 7 replies · 211+ views
    MILWAUKEE -- Items needed for a robbery: fake gun -- check, getaway plan -- oops, forgot that. That was the case of a 61-year-old man who allegedly tried to rob some people at a soccer complex but then couldn't find his way out. Police said that the man walked into the Uihlein soccer complex in Milwaukee on Thursday afternoon armed with what looked like a gun. Capt. Darlene Jenkins said that the man first held up a 54-year-old woman in an office who didn't have any money. He then stuck up a 31-year-old man, who had a wallet -- but...
  • Muskegon officers disciplined following shooting [shooting at each other]

    04/22/2006 6:49:24 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 23 replies · 551+ views
    WOOD-TV, Channel 8 ^ | April 21, 2006 04:13 PM | Staff
    MUSKEGON -- Two officers are being disciplined for accidentally shooting at each other inside a Muskegon home. Officers responded April 1 to the home in the 700 block of McLaughlin Avenue for a report of a possible kidnapping. Three people were in the home’s basement when police burst through the front and rear doors. Investigators say one of the officers thought he was in danger from somebody with a gun. The second officer returned fire in the direction of where that shot came from. The Muskegon police chief says action has been taken against the officers involved, although he wouldn't...
  • Zarqawi, al-Qaeda are heading out, U.S. general says

    04/13/2006 10:38:39 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 94 replies · 2,455+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 14 2006 | Sharon Behn
    Al Qaeda in Iraq and its presumed leader, Abu Musab Zarqawi, have conceded strategic defeat and are on their way out of the country, a top U.S. military official contended yesterday. The group's failure to disrupt national elections and a constitutional referendum last year "was a tactical admission by Zarqawi that their strategy had failed," said Lt. Gen. John R. Vines, who commands the XVIII Airborne Corps. "They no longer view Iraq as fertile ground to establish a caliphate and as a place to conduct international terrorism," he said in an address at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy....
  • Terrorists killed by their own device

    04/09/2006 6:53:15 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 53 replies · 902+ views
    Multi-National Force, Iraq ^ | April 09, 2006 | 101ST AIRBORNE DIVISION PUBLIC AFFAIRS
    MULTI-NATIONAL DIVISION - NORTH 101ST AIRBORNE DIVISION TIKRIT, IRAQ (FOB SPEICHER) APO AE 09363 April 09, 2006 Release A060409d Terrorists killed by their own device TIKRIT, Iraq – Two terrorists were killed when an Improvised Explosive Device they were constructing detonated prematurely April 8. The explosion occurred at a house in Baqubah shortly after 8 p.m. Iraqi Soldiers and Police, along with Task Force Band of Brothers Soldiers from the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, heard the explosion and quickly located the house. A search revealed weapons, IED components and other completed IEDs hidden in and around...
  • Homer Goes Longer!

    03/20/2006 5:11:08 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 7 replies · 284+ views
    Yahoo Entertainment ^ | 03-20-2006 | E! Online
    Like a certain battery-powered bunny, The Simpsons keeps going and going and going. Fox has just ordered up two more seasons of the Emmy-winning animated series, guaranteeing that Homer, Bart and the rest of the Springfield gang will keep going through a 19th season in 2008. The 'toon will also mark its 400th episode in May 2007. Not since CBS' Gunsmoke ruled the airwaves has a TV program so successfully etched itself into the pop culture landscape for so long. With Monday's announcement, The Simpsons is getting closer to tying the Western's record 20-year run. The Simpsons, created by cartoonist...
  • Fake officer, real arrest

    03/09/2006 9:35:51 PM PST · by festus · 23 replies · 806+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | March 7, 2006 | Annie Linskey
    A 34-year-old bail bondsman and grocery store security guard was charged in Anne Arundel County with impersonating an officer after an investigation that began when he allegedly used emergency lights to pull over another vehicle that contained two real policemen. Karl Glenn Salenieks of the 1900 block of Cavalier Circle in Crofton also was charged with illegal possession of firearms by a convicted felon after police reportedly uncovered an arsenal of weapons -- including semiautomatic guns -- in his home.
  • What are your rights? 'D'oh' (Constitutional illiteracy)

    03/03/2006 6:25:03 PM PST · by sully777 · 23 replies · 975+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Mar 2, 2006pm ET
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Most Americans have an easier time naming members of the cartoon Simpson family than listing the five freedoms granted by the nation's founders, a survey by a museum released on Wednesday said. Here's a hint: one of them is not the right to own and raise pets, an error committed by one in five respondents. Half of 1,000 Americans randomly surveyed by the McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum could name at least two of the five members of Fox Television's Simpson family, the stars of the network's long-running show. But just 28 percent of respondents could name more...
  • God Is Still Speaking

    02/26/2006 11:30:36 AM PST · by hiho hiho · 9 replies · 320+ views
    Mere Comments (Touchstone) ^ | February 22, 2006 | Russell D. Moore
    A while back I posted here about Saint James United Church of Christ in Limerick, Pennsylvania, which had on its website the motto: "If you will but worship me, all will be yours" (Luke 4:7). You will note, of course, that these are the words of Satan during the wilderness temptations of Jesus. I removed the post after a commenter proposed that hackers had put the motto up on the poor church's site. Apparently not, since the church has now posted the following on its site: For those of you who were kind enough to inform us about our previously...
  • Bomber blows himself up by mistake

    02/20/2006 2:37:55 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 140 replies · 3,806+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 21 February 2006
    A SUSPECTED suicide bomber blew himself up prematurely near a main road routinely used by government officials and foreign troops in eastern Afghanistan, police said today. The man was blown to bits and only his leg and hat were found at the scene after the blast in eastern Nangarhar province yesterday, provincial police spokesman Ghafor Khan said. "Our investigations show that a suicide bomber wanted to get to the main road and, just before that, explosives strapped to his body went off due to some malfunction ahead of time and tore him into pieces," Mr Khan said. In a separate...
  • Woman Puts 'Offender' Sign on Wrong House

    02/11/2006 4:54:03 AM PST · by Cagey · 65 replies · 1,861+ views
    AP ^ | 2-10-06
    BELLA VISTA, Ark. (AP) -- A woman in Benton County hung a sign on a neighbor's door warning people that the man who lived there was a sex offender. But there were two problems: she had the wrong house, and even if she had the right house, police say sex offender notifications can't be used to harass released convicts. "Don't play here. Child molester lives here," the sign said, according to a police report. Carolyn Hansen of Bella Vista also posted warnings in a nearby park. Those signs said, "There is a child molester here. Keep children out of the...
  • Princeton CAP magazine piece Kennedy read was satire

    01/14/2006 7:08:01 AM PST · by Peach · 354 replies · 13,570+ views
    Powerline ^ | January 14, 2006
    You can read the full Prospect article on Kennedy's site. Its subject is a lawsuit by a female Princeton student who wanted to be admitted to an all-male eating club at the university. As the title suggests, it argues more broadly that elitism isn't a bad thing. The article is written in an arch style that doesn't do much for me, and I don't think it's very good. But there isn't anything especially offensive or even controversial in it. Dinesh D'Souza was the editor of Prospect at the time, and he confirms that the article, by H. W. Crocker III,...
  • British round-Antarctic oarsman crashes after 30 km

    01/05/2006 3:10:30 PM PST · by Rodney King · 23 replies · 584+ views
    Yahoo ^ | today | staff
    ONDON (AFP) - An intrepid British oarsman's bid to row round Antarctica ended after just 30 kilometres (20 miles) when he unexpectedly collided with the Falkland Islands, British newspapers reported. ADVERTISEMENT Colin Yeates was attempting to make history with the first solo unsupported rowing circumnagivation, expected to last 10 and a half months and cover 21,630-kilometres. However, the "personal quest" to "push the boundaries of what is believed possible" hit the rocks after just 30 miles. After four years of careful preparation, the 47-year-old father of seven fulfilled his prediction that his journey would "begin and end in the Falkland...
  • Boy Scout Gets Knife Lodged In Brain

    12/26/2005 9:56:18 PM PST · by SECRET ASIAN MAN · 29 replies · 1,187+ views
    EBAUMS WORLD ^ | 12/24/2005
    KUTV) An incredible and un-suspecting accident leaves a Utah Boy Scout just inches from death when he was stabbed right between his eyes. Jeff Jaeger spoke to Kevin Coulter and tells 2News how this was a truly freak accident. While raking leaves for a Boy Scout event, one of the leaders flung a knife from his hand while trying to catch another scout who had tripped. “It was dark, it was like 8:30 and there was a light and I saw it flash before it hit me,” said Kevin. The blade landed in between his frontal lobes. It was 2...
  • help with world two?

    12/05/2005 10:01:04 AM PST · by BluAngel · 312 replies · 4,866+ views
    i am trying to do a paper on world war two and im have trouble finding information i have tried google and am not getting the information i need from it... any suggestions?
  • Web Site Error Gives Travelers Super Discounts

    11/13/2005 1:20:03 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 23 replies · 914+ views ^ | 11 12 05 | Kyle Peterson
    CHICAGO (Nov. 12) - Online travel agency said a glitch last week allowed some travelers to book hotel stays in Japan at stunningly low prices and that only some of these reservations would be honored., run by Expedia Inc., posted incorrect prices for two Hilton International hotels in Japan. Some customers reported prices as low as $2 a night. The agency blamed the mix-up on an "isolated processing incident" at Hilton. A hotel spokeswoman described it as a "technical glitch" on Hilton's side. Expedia said Friday that Hilton would honor some of these bookings and that other customers...
  • ZOT!!! “The air is humming, And something great is coming.”

    08/28/2005 5:23:51 AM PDT · by prophecyupdate · 126 replies · 4,181+ views
    The late Reverend Akhbar von Troll, as channeled through Bernstein and Sondheim.
  • Man forgets wife at gas station

    08/08/2005 4:02:59 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 80 replies · 2,157+ views
    A Macedonian man left his wife at an Italian service station and only realized he had driven off without her six hours later, news agency Ansa said. The couple, who were travelling with their 4-year-old daughter, pulled over for petrol in the coastal city of Pesaro as they were heading back to their home to Germany. After filling the tank, the husband drove away -- without noticing that his 30-year-old wife, originally from Georgia, had got out of the car to go to the toilet.
  • Hugh Hewitt on the The Tancredo Blunder

    07/18/2005 10:58:49 PM PDT · by Checkers · 184 replies · 2,269+ views ^ | 07/18/2005 Posted at 5:40 PM, Pacific | Hugh Hewitt
    The Tancredo Blunder Donald Sensing has all the links that really matter on the Tancredo blunder. (HT: StonesCryOut.) Pastor Sensing notes that I corrected the first post to specifically note that Congressman Tancredo talked of "bombing" Mecca, not "nuking" Mecca. The actual audio is available to anyone now at the website for WFLA 540 in Orlando. Note two things. First, Congressman Tancredo said that if we determined that "extremist fundamentalist Muslims" attacked the U.S. with nukes, then we should bomb Mecca. Why, he should be asked, if "extremist fundamentalist" Muslims are guilty would we declare war on all Muslims? Why...
  • US Investors Claim Bank Sold Them Illegal Tax Shelters

    07/03/2005 12:25:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 280+ views ^ | 01 July 2005 | Leroy Baker
    Three investors have filed a complaint in an Illinois state court accusing Bank One Corp., now part of JP Morgan Chase & Co, of selling them illegal tax shelter schemes, according to Reuters. The lawsuit was initially filed in May, but last month moved to a federal court in Chicago. It seeks punitive damages for alleged fraud and malpractice relating to tax shelter schemes dubbed 'Homer' and 'Bart' after the the cartoon characters in the television show 'The Simpsons'. The complaint also includes Deutsche Bank, which provided the loans and related transactions to help carry out the tax sheltering activity,...
  • Teen Trying to Kill Snake Shoots Himself

    06/08/2005 6:47:59 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 67 replies · 1,566+ views
    AP ^ | 6-8-05
    Teen Trying to Kill Snake Shoots Himself PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. - A snake in the grass is to blame for a teenager shooting himself in the leg, police said. A 16-year-old boy was mowing his lawn Tuesday when he saw a snake slithering toward his dogs, which were chained in the front yard, police said. Worried about the canines, the boy ran inside and grabbed a .22-caliber pistol, said Port Wentworth police Sgt. Loren Scholes. The boy came back outside and when he saw the snake at his feet, he hastily aimed and fired. The bullet entered his right calf...
  • Man invents steering wheel sensor to test skin for alcohol consumption

    05/29/2005 9:34:25 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 11 replies · 476+ views ^ | 05/29/2005 | Associated Press
    Sunday May 29, 2005 Man invents steering wheel sensor to test skin for alcohol consumption FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) A Florida man's new patent could keep drunk drivers stuck in park. 54-year-old inventor Dennis Bellehumeur's 600-dollar skin sensor can be installed in a steering wheel or gloves to determine alcohol consumption. Bellehumeur's son suffered brain damage as a teenager when he crashed into a utility pole while driving drunk. Bellehumeur wants the sensor to become a standard feature on new vehicles. But a research psychologist for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says automakers may find it too costly.
  • Saudi Arabia's cousin-marriage epidemic

    05/11/2005 5:59:08 PM PDT · by NavVet · 9 replies · 462+ views
    Saudi Arabian men's habit of marrying their first cousins is creating a health and cultural crisis in the kingdom, says an analyst of international affairs who has studied demographic issues in the Muslim state.
  • 'Green' Practices Put Wash. in the Red

    05/07/2005 11:54:57 AM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 22 replies · 964+ views ^ | 5/6/05 | FOXNEWS!
    SEATTLE — Seattle's new city hall and justice center have received awards for their environmentally sensitive design. But just two years after opening, both buildings are plagued with problems — and fixing them is going to cost taxpayers millions....(snip) For example, the light-reflecting shelves in the building haven't worked -- intended to reduce electric bills, workers complain of glare. An oxygen-producing, rainwater-preserving "green roof" died and will have to be re-seeded with heartier plants. Boilers have exploded. Cops have trouble getting hot water to their locker rooms. Offices are too hot or too cold. "Tenants are uncomfortable and we are...
  • Baquba, Iraq - An Imam, surrounded by US and Iraqi forces, killed by his own grenade

    04/29/2005 10:45:00 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 38 replies · 1,713+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | April 29, 2005
    Iraq: an Imam, encircled by forces of safety, killed by one of its grenades BAQUBA (Iraq) - an Imam of Baquba, in the North-East of Baghdad, whose mosque was encircled by Iraqi and American forces of safety, died in the explosion of its own grenade whereas it tried to be defended, affirmed an Iraqi military source with AFP. "A 14h30 (18h30 GMT), of the police force Iraqi and American soldiers excavated the district of Mafraq and they tried to penetrate in mosque Al-Aqsa of sheik Abdel Razzak", affirmed the General Adel Maoulane. According to him, the Imam sunnite left...
  • Simpsons "Bow" to Pope

    04/20/2005 10:54:45 AM PDT · by RushCrush · 76 replies · 2,146+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 4-20-05 | Charlie Amter
    In an effort to keep Catholics from having a cow, Fox and the producers of The Simpsons have decided to postpone a religion-skewering episode until after the new pope is inaugurated. The typically irreverent episode, titled "The Father, Son and Holy Guest," features the voice of Liam Neeson as a priest, who inspires Bart after he gets expelled from Springfield Elementary and lands in a Catholic school. Hijinks ensue. Fox decided to move the episode back to May 15 after the April 2 death of Pope John Paul II. The network had figured the date would give plenty of time...
  • Cops: Drug Suspect Burns Fingers With Acid

    04/09/2005 9:11:21 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 21 replies · 734+ views
    AP ^ | 4-9-05
    Cops: Drug Suspect Burns Fingers With Acid Sat Apr 9, 7:37 PM ET Strange News - AP SALEM, Mass. - A man charged with trafficking in cocaine in Salem burned his fingertips with acid to obliterate his fingerprints and hide his identity, police say. The man, who gave the name Jorge Lopez when arrested, was ordered held on $250,000 cash bail after pleading innocent at his arraignment Friday while authorities try to figure out who he is. Salem police Lt. Brian Gilligan told a judge that when they took fingerprints of Lopez after his arrest Wednesday, they were surprised to...
  • Need Freepers to write! Same-sex episode to air on SIMPSONS (FOX)

    02/17/2005 8:46:55 AM PST · by FeeinTennessee · 201 replies · 9,237+ views
    UPCOMING EPISODE: "There's something about Marrying" To boost tourism, the town of Springfield decides to legalize same-sex marriage and one of Springfield’s own comes out of the closet... Sunday February 20 8/7c.
  • U.S. Aides Cite Worry on Qaeda Infiltration From Mexico

    02/16/2005 8:58:11 PM PST · by neverdem · 61 replies · 1,326+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 17, 2005 | DOUGLAS JEHL
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 - New intelligence information strongly suggests that Al Qaeda has considered infiltrating the United States through the Mexican border, top government officials told Congress on Wednesday. In a wide-ranging assessment of threats to American security, including those posed by Iran and North Korea, the officials also said intelligence indicated that terrorist organizations remained intent on obtaining and using devastating weapons against the United States. "It may only be a matter of time before Al Qaeda or another group attempts to use chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons," Porter J. Goss, the new director of central intelligence, told...
  • The Cop Without a Clue... (robs and investigates bank, buys car)

    02/01/2005 8:26:19 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 6 replies · 304+ views
    reuters ^ | 2-1-05
    The Cop Without a Clue... Tue Feb 1, 9:44 AM ET Oddly Enough - Reuters STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A Swedish police officer has confessed he robbed a bank and later investigated the crime himself, telling reporters at the time police had no clues. A court in the central town of Bollnas Monday officially charged the 36-year-old for the armed robbery on Dec. 17, court documents said Tuesday, adding he had pleaded guilty. The amount of money stolen was not disclosed but was described as sizeable. An hour after the crime the police officer returned to the bank as a leading...
  • Now a Democrat because of Bush

    01/25/2005 11:54:53 AM PST · by FITZ · 181 replies · 4,135+ views
    el paso times ^ | 01-25-05 | Joe Grossinger
    Now that I have turned 60 years of age, I have decided to become a Democrat. President Bush is the essence of evil by tinkering with Social Security. Look, I don't have to pay much into it now, and I don't care how many jobs young people have to work in order to support me in my golden years. I am a Democrat and I deserve it, so let's start telling our kids to work two jobs! I want my retirement, I want free medical care and I want my prescriptions to be paid for by the young workers. I...