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  • Prisoners' Escape Foiled By Light pole

    01/30/2009 11:13:11 AM PST · by OL Hickory · 2 replies · 398+ views
    you tube ^ | 29-Jan-09 | moiseshperini1
    It was less than a Great Escape. Two New Zealand prisoners who were handcuffed together as they fled a courthouse foiled their own getaway when they ran to opposite sides of a light pole
  • FLDS teen disputes mom's book

    01/27/2009 7:08:42 PM PST · by Saundra Duffy · 192 replies · 2,221+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | January 27, 2009 | Brooke Adams
    Yearning For Zion Ranch, Texas » Betty Jane Jessop's favorite phrase: "Good grief!" That's what Betty utters as she reads the new epilogue in her mother's best-selling book, Escape . In those pages, Carolyn Jessop describes her daughter's return to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, calling her brainwashed. "It just makes me want to laugh," said Betty, 19, shaking her head. Besides Carolyn herself, the character in Escape that most intrigues readers is Betty -- the second of Carolyn's eight children with FLDS bishop Merril Jessop. Why, they ask, did Betty return to the sect...
  • Escape to Dubai

    11/20/2008 4:16:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies · 1,361+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | Nov 16, 2008 | Daniel B. Smith
    For junior capitalists fleeing the financial meltdown, is the highly leveraged, hotly speculative Middle Eastern insta-metropolis the last, best place on Earth—or a mirage?Business is booming right now! I mean, the place has what, double-digit GDP growth? Like, that’s crazy!” Brooke Butler tucks her silken hair behind her ears, flashes a wide smile, and digs into her dumplings. It’s Pan-Asian night at Entre Nous, the restaurant on the ground floor of Novotel Dubai, and Butler, a 24-year-old Texan with an exuberant demeanor and a slim volleyball player’s build, is taking a pause from a long day schmoozing real-estate executives. She...
  • Tiger attack victims file suit in federal court

    11/13/2008 7:04:17 AM PST · by Daffynition · 43 replies · 915+ views
    SFGate ^ | November 13, 2008 | John Coté
    (11-12) 13:42 PST San Francisco - -- Two San Jose brothers who survived a Christmas Day tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo have filed a long-expected lawsuit against the city, zoo and others, claiming slander and civil rights violations in the aftermath of an incident that drew international attention. [snip]
  • ESCAPE FROM GEORGIA: Ocean Springs woman gathers prayers for son (Mississippi)

    08/13/2008 4:15:48 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 2 replies · 224+ views
    Sun Herald ^ | August 13, 2008 | By KAREN NELSON
    Melanie Allen has been "scared to death" this week knowing her son was scheduled to begin a risky escape from the country of Georgia, where Russian troops are poised for further invasion. Lee Allen, 34, and his Georgian wife, Tiko, were to have become part of a caravan fleeing the war-torn country. It may be days before Melanie Allen learns if the couple made it out safely. She was at her Ocean Springs home Tuesday night with friends who are supporting her. -----snip On Monday, four days into the fighting as Russia seized several towns and a military base deep...
  • Kenyan police say Al Qaeda's Fazul escapes raid

    08/03/2008 1:57:01 PM PDT · by Dog · 14 replies · 310+ views ^ | 3 Aug 2008
    MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - One of Africa's most wanted al Qaeda operatives, sought for his role in the bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, has narrowly escaped capture in Kenya, police said on Sunday. Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, high on Washington's list of terrorist suspects, left a home in the Indian Ocean resort of Malindi late on Saturday just minutes before officers crashed through the door, police said. "We sealed off the whole area and had sea and land patrols but unfortunately, Fazul got leakage of the intended raid and escaped," said one senior detective who asked not to...
  • Refugees shot fleeing North Korea(by border guards with Dragunov sniper rifles)

    06/29/2008 8:46:21 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies · 3,128+ views
    Times of London ^ | 06/29/08 | Michael Sheridan
    Refugees shot fleeing North Korea Michael Sheridan in Hunchun, China North Korean guards, newly armed with Russian Dragunov sniper rifles, have shot dead refugees attempting to ford the river that divides their hungry homeland from China, according to human rights campaigners. On the Chinese shore alone, two bodies, marked by several bullet holes, were found by a local activist, said Tim Peters, an American pastor who runs a Christian group supporting the fugitives. The shootings indicate a coordinated change in tactics by North Korea and China to deter refugees from crossing. They want to stamp out bribery among border guards...
  • The Freedom Trampoline

    Bo (woof) In Commentary: I consider myself an above average escape artist. I’ve dug out beneath a fence, eaten the slats off of a fence and run through a fence but I’ve never flown over one. I thought you need to be a bird to do that. Well, Harvey the Bull Terrier has just proven me wrong. (One moment Harvey, a three-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier, was alone in the garden, the next he disappeared. “He couldn’t get over the fence on his own and must have used the trampoline to...
  • Hundreds escape in Afghan prison attack

    06/13/2008 12:49:09 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 16 replies · 128+ views
    msnbc ^ | 6/13/2008 | staff
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Nearly all of an estimated 1,150 prisoners, including some 400 Taliban inmates, fled a prison in Kandahar on Friday after Taliban insurgents blew open the main gate, officials said.
  • My Life in a Polygamist Compound

    04/18/2008 8:38:05 AM PDT · by DFG · 558 replies · 607+ views
    Slate ^ | 04/16/08 | Torie Bosch
    When Texas authorities seized 416 children in a raid on a compound of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Americans quickly learned that the religious group encourages polygamy and the marriage of young girls to older men. Escape, a memoir published last fall, offers a more detailed portrait of life with the FLDS. In the book, Carolyn Jessop, a sixth-generation polygamist describes her life as the fourth wife of Merril Jessop, who ran the recently raided Texas compound. Carolyn left Merril in 2003, before he moved to Texas, but her memoir sheds light on the man and...
  • North Korea publicly executes 15 starving refugees fleeing to China in desperate search for food

    03/05/2008 4:33:02 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 45 replies · 279+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 03/06/08
    North Korea publicly executes 15 starving refugees fleeing to China in desperate search for foodLast updated at 00:05am on 6th March 2008 North Korea has publicly executed 15 starving people, mostly women, for illegally entering neighbouring China in search of food, an aid group said yesterday. The 13 women and two men were shot on a bridge in the north-eastern town of Onseong as local residents watched. It was the second mass execution to be reported this week. The group of 15 were sentenced to death for illegally crossing the border into China or for helping others to do so, to...
  • N. Korea: Three High-ranking Security Officers Escaped to China; the Authorities on Alert

    03/03/2008 1:55:25 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies · 175+ views
    FNK ^ | 03/03/08 | Kim Dae-sung
    /begin my translation Three High-ranking Security Officers Escaped to China; N. Korean Authorities on Alert [2008-03-03] [N. Korean authorities gave an order of shoot-on-sight, and dispatched liquidation squad to China] In late February, three high-ranking officers of N. Korea's State Security Department escaped all at once, putting N. Korean authorities under great strain. On Feb. 27, Mr. Hwang(lieutenant colonel,) a section chief at Overseas Counterintelligence Directorate(2nd Directorate) of State Security Department, Mr. Oh(colonel,) and Mr. Park(lieutenant colonel) had escaped from N. Korea, according to the information conveyed on Mar. 2 by our local correspondent in China. According to him,...
  • Bus driver suspended after child climbs out back window

    02/08/2008 8:02:50 AM PST · by SmithL · 1 replies · 105+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 2/8/8 | Don Jacobs
    A Knox County school bus driver was suspended pending a probe into how a 9-year-old boy this morning escaped from a bus by climbing out a window. Police were alerted at 8:48 a.m. that a child had climbed out a bus window and fled while the vehicle was stopped on Lay Avenue in East Knoxville to pick up other students. Bus 103 has a capacity of 20 passengers and serves Ridgedale School, said Knox County Schools spokesman Russ Oaks. Ridgedale School is located along Ridgedale Road just off Oak Ridge Highway. The school serves grades pre K-12 as an alternative...
  • A Narrow Escape from Continuous Bump on Chinese frozen expressway

    02/02/2008 3:58:16 PM PST · by badguy2200 · 58+ views ^ | 2nd,Feb | colorwolf
    John McCain says he does not listen to Rush Limbaugh and does not expect his endorsement. But here is McCain's quote of the day that probably won't endear him to many conservatives: "I don't listen to him [Rush] very much. There's a certain trace of masochism in my family, but not that deep."
  • N. Korea: Another Lim Kok-jong age comes (folks abandoning civilization)

    01/22/2008 8:52:39 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 134+ views
    FNK ^ | 01/22/08 | Kim Yong-chol
    /begin my translation Another Lim Kok-jong age might come [2008-01-22 ] [There are 16 settlements in the mountains of Onsung where people fled from N. Korean authorities] N. Korean society is going to extremes. People are saying, "It is like Chosun Dynasty a few centuries ago. We could have another Lim Kok-jong (translator's note: Lim Kok-jong is a Robin-Hood-like figure in 16th century." In N. Korea, it is not new to hear people saying, "If your father is a party official, you will be a party official, if your father is a farmer in a collective farm, you will...
  • Executive hailed in China as he flees UK (the case of heroic copycat)

    01/11/2008 11:30:38 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 225+ views
    FT ^ | 01/11/08 | Jamil Anderlini
    Executive hailed in China as he flees UK By Jamil Anderlini in Beijing Published: January 11 2008 02:50 | Last updated: January 11 2008 02:50 A Chinese executive who was due to appear on Thursday in a British court for possible extradition to the US is being hailed as a hero by Beijing’s state media and on the internet after he skipped bail and fled home to the southern province of Hunan. The City of Westminster magistrates’ court said it had issued a warrant for the arrest of Yuan Hongwei, chairman of Chinese glue-maker MagPow Adhesive Industries, and seized his...
  • Inmate Sues Jail, Blames It For His Escapes

    01/06/2008 5:21:25 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 15 replies · 232+ views
    Denver Channel ^ | January 4, 2008 | Staff
    DENVER -- An inmate who twice escaped from the Pueblo County jail filed a federal lawsuit Thursday, alleging that guards abused him and didn't do enough to stop him from breaking out. Scott Anthony Gomez, Jr. alleges that guards have sprayed him with pepper spray, shot him with a stun gun, and beaten and kicked him without provocation. He also claims that employees of the Pueblo County sheriff's department got other inmates to assault him. The suit in U.S. District Court in Denver was filed against Pueblo County, former sheriff Dan Corsentino, current sheriff Kirk Taylor, six guards and their...
  • POLICE STATE, GERMANY Parents race to escape before court takes kids

    01/05/2008 6:48:51 AM PST · by kindred · 54 replies · 90+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | January 5, 2008 | unknown
    A homeschooling family is trying to arrange an escape from Germany before authorities can complete a court action that would give the state custody of their five children, according to a pro-family advocacy organization. The case involves Klaus and Evelyn Landahl, who have been living in Altensteig with their five children under the age of 13, including four who are school age, according to officials at Netzwerk-Bildungsfreiheit. And this case is just one of two where the parents are arranging to move out of Germany in order to provide what they consider the best schooling opportunities for their children, according...
  • Inmate found 35 years after escape (Convicted of murdering her husband in 1970)

    10/16/2007 8:47:17 AM PDT · by Stoat · 54 replies · 1,722+ views
    Yahoo News / AP ^ | October 16, 2007
    Inmate found 35 years after escape 19 minutes ago   PULASKI, Tenn. - A convicted murderer who escaped from an Indiana prison 35 years ago was found living quietly in a small Tennessee town, authorities said Tuesday. Linda Darby, 64, was arrested Friday in Pulaski, a small city near the Alabama border where she was going by the name Linda Joe McElroy. Giles County Sheriff Kyle Helton said he was acquainted with Darby and thought she had been living in Pulaski for at least 30 years."As far as I know she never had any criminal history after she came...
  • US airbase bomb plotter on run in UK

    09/30/2007 4:45:44 AM PDT · by Flavius · 4 replies · 192+ views
    times online ^ | September 30, 2007 | David Leppard
    A KEY suspect in the alleged plot to mount an attack in Germany on the scale of 9/11 is on the run in Britain, German security officials disclosed yesterday. Scotland Yard counterterrorism detectives are hunting the man, who escaped from Germany after a plot to explode bombs at Frankfurt airport and a US airbase. The collective power of the bombs would have exceeded those in Madrid and London in 2004 and 2005. The plot was foiled on September 4 when three men were arrested at a rented holiday apartment near the central German town of Kassel. Police recovered chemicals and...