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  • Killer electric fans - Is falling asleep next to an electric fan a potentially fatal mistake?

    08/20/2015 4:58:19 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 82 replies
    Maclean's ^ | August 19, 2015 | Meagan Campbell
    Rose Kang describes that whenever a ceiling fan starts to spin, she vomits. After a few hours around any fan, she says, her cheeks start to swell and her head begins to pound. Yet, her experience is relatively minor. In South Korea, newspapers and a government agency report that the air blowing from an electric fan can cause death. “If you fall asleep with it going, you’ll die the next day,” says Kang, who moved from Seoul last year and now works at a hair salon in Toronto’s Koreatown. The daily newspaper in Ulsan, one of Korea’s largest cities, wrote...
  • Taylor Swift overwhelms fan with $1,989 for student loans, amazing gifts

    01/14/2015 5:00:46 PM PST · by Hugin · 37 replies
    msn ^ | 13 Jan 2015 | Daniel Gates
    Rebekah filmed herself opening the package, in which she found a handwritten note from Swift. “I was thinking about you today, and how you have been there cheering me on in the most thoughtful and creative ways,” Swift wrote to Rebekah, mentioning a video and other posts Rebekah made. Swift continued, “I got out my paints for the first time in a while today and made you something. I really, really, really hope you like it. I’m not a good painter, but you’re so beautiful and positive, even though you’re dealing with the stress life brings, so I wanted to...

    07/23/2013 11:28:48 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 51 replies
    Beyonce was caught in a real-life EMERGENCY on stage at her concert last night when her hair got tangled up in a stage fan -- and the crew scrambled to free the singer, MID-SONG!!!!! Queen B was performing "Halo" in Montreal when disaster struck ... but like the PRO that she is, Beyonce continued to sing during the incident, NEVER ONCE MISSING A SINGLE BEAT. Eventually, a crew member with a pair of scissors cut Beyonce free ... and she sashayed away from the devil equipment. After the show, Beyonce posted a poetic note to her fans explaining the situation...
  • Fan suffers cardiac arrest at Jays game, later dies

    08/16/2012 9:48:11 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    TORONTO -- A male fan died in a hospital after going into cardiac arrest at Thursday's game between the Blue Jays and Chicago White Sox. Play was halted for four minutes in the seventh inning while the fan received CPR and was carted off on a stretcher.
  • Young Brandon Jacobs fan gets his $3.36 back, plus bounce house time with his hero

    06/21/2012 12:42:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/21/12 | MJD | Shutdown Corner
    Remember the adorable little New York Giants fan named Joe who sent the contents of his piggy bank to Brandon Jacobs because "money" was the reason that Jacobs had to leave the Giants? The young fellow got his money back this week, hand-delivered by Jacobs, along with a signed Giants helmet and a bouncy, memorable afternoon with his favorite football player. Jacobs told Matt Barrow of the Sacramento Bee that he and his son took Joe and his brother out to a bounce house for the afternoon and had a blast. "It was just us in the whole place and...
  • Rangers Unveil Statue Of Fan Who Died At Game

    04/07/2012 6:48:31 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 22 replies
    CBS 11 - DFW ^ | 4/6/12 | AP
    ARLINGTON (AP) - Nine months after a Texas Rangers fan died after falling over an outfield railing at a game, his 7-year-old son helped unveil a statue Thursday honoring his father and others who love America’s pastime. The life-size bronze statue depicts Shannon Stone and his son, Cooper, wearing baseball caps. They are holding hands and looking at each other as if they’re talking. The inscription reads: In memory of Shannon Stone and dedicated to all fans who love the game. “Today is a celebration of spirit, family and love of the game,” Rangers President Nolan Ryan said. “This bronze...
  • Obama fan pleads guilty tothreatening Sheriff Joe Arpaio’slife over ‘birther’ controversy

    03/16/2012 8:24:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/16/12 | David Martosko
    A Knoxville, Tenn. man admitted on Tuesday that he threatened the lives of Maricopa County, Ariz. sheriff Joe Arpaio and his family because he feared the lawman might undermine Barack Obama by questioning the legitimacy of his birth certificate — his eligibility to serve as president.(Snip)On Tuesday in a deal with prosecutors in Knox County, Tenn., Cox pleaded guilty to one count of harassment. According to KNXV-TV15, also in Phoenix, he will serve nearly a year in a “boot camp” program which is similar to probation. A court clerk told the TV station that Cox must also attend anger
  • Baseball fan dressed in green Morph suit runs onto pitch - then hilariously evades capture from SIX

    08/07/2011 1:04:34 PM PDT · by rawhide · 14 replies ^ | 8-6-11 | Laurie Whitwell
    Enjoy at the Youtube links below
  • Shannon Stone's widow worried for son

    07/08/2011 6:12:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies ^ | 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...
  • An Arrest Made in the Bryan Stow case (Giants fan beaten into coma at Dodgers game)

    05/22/2011 9:09:17 AM PDT · by Yaelle · 41 replies
    KFI am radio ^ | 5/22/2011 | Kfi
    They just announced breaking news on KFI in Los Angeles that there has been an arrest made in this case. More when they know more. The station has done the most coverage of this heinous crime, and some of the hosts have been very close to the Stow family throughout. This is very exciting that finally some progress has been made. Poor Bryan Stow was beaten by gang-appearing thugs in the parking Lot of dodgers stadium after the opening night game, only because he was wearing a Giants jersey. He was an EMT worker with two children. He has extensive...
  • Please "fan" Allen West on Facebook! (FL candidate for congress)

    06/25/2010 4:41:20 PM PDT · by Mamzelle · 24 replies
    Allen West's Facebook Page ^ | 6/25/10 | Mamzelle
    West is doing a "push" to get past 25,000
  • Fan Tasered at Big League Baseball Game: VIDEO

    05/04/2010 5:09:27 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 25 replies · 878+ views
    The Early Show ^ | PHILADELPHIA, May 4, 2010 | CBS
    <p>The fan, wearing a baseball cap, red T-shirt and khaki shorts, hopped a fence and scurried around the outfield at Citizens Bank Park, eluding two security officers in the bottom of the eighth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals.</p> <p>One officer used a Taser and the fan went down in a heap.</p>
  • Can this goat get more fans than Barack Obama?

    02/16/2010 4:14:07 PM PST · by DadOfFive · 11 replies · 597+ views
    Can this Goat get more fans than Barack Obama?The Goat will reach 200,000 fans by 12:00 Midnight! Has anyone blogged about our page or published an article about the Goat? If so, post a comment with the link. Everyone continue to contact local and national media to help the Goat reach more fans!
  • Lord of the Rings fan spends life savings creating prequel

    02/10/2010 1:24:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies · 1,309+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 2/10/10 | staff
    Actress Kate Madison, a fan of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, spent six years and her entire life savings creating a prequel to the films. Miss Madison, 31, spent £25,000 on the film, Born of Hope, which has already been watched by more than half a million people on YouTube. The story was inspired by just a couple of paragraphs written by JRR Tolkein in the appendices of The Lord of The Rings. "The film has gone down really well with the fans and some say it is even better than the Peter Jackson movies which is amazing," she...
  • Dyson's Latest: A Fan with No Blades

    10/13/2009 8:38:41 AM PDT · by BornToBeAmerican · 42 replies · 2,362+ views
    Business Week ^ | October 13, 2009, 10:24AM EST | Martin Hickman
    Dyson's Latest: A Fan with No Blades British inventor James Dyson—creator of the bagless vacuum and air blade hand dryer—has devised a cooling fan that uses 98% less power than air conditioning For once James Dyson has invented something without cutting-edge technology – a fan without blades. With an eye on the lucrative US market for air conditioning, the creator of the bagless vacuum cleaner is launching his bladeless fan on both sides of the Atlantic today. Instead of pushing coolness around a room, the loop of the Dyson Air Multiplier "accelerates and amplifies" air, expelling 405 litres a second.
  • Dyson launches the bladeless electric fan

    10/12/2009 8:41:26 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 106 replies · 5,173+ views
    Financial Times ^ | October 13, 2009 | Paul Taylor
    Dyson launches the bladeless electric fan By Paul Taylor Published: October 13 2009 00:09 | Last updated: October 13 2009 00:09 First there was the bagless vacuum cleaner, then the towel-less hand dryer: Now James Dyson, the British inventor, has developed a bladeless electric fan which goes on sale on Tuesday in the US and Australia. The Dyson Air Multiplier fan – which looks like something straight out of a sci-fi movie - uses advancements in airflow engineering instead of traditional blades to ‘multiply’ air 15 times and push out 119 gallons of smooth and uninterrupted air every second. As...
  • Matt Cason will not pay $10,000 for his first big league homer

    09/26/2009 7:53:07 AM PDT · by jilliane · 47 replies · 1,538+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Sept 24, 2009 | Duk
    Big League Stew Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:17 pm EDT Matt Carson will not pay $10,000 for his first big league homer By 'Duk You thought that Milwaukee's Happy Youngster drove an unreasonable bargain for Chris Coghlan's(notes) first home run ball earlier this season? Well, then be prepared to be even more disgusted after reading about the jerk who caught Matt Carson's(notes) first big league home run in Oakland on Monday and then said he'd only return it to the rookie in exchange for some cold, hard cash.
  • Guilty plea in GTA (Greater Toronto Area) terror case

    05/05/2009 7:20:13 PM PDT · by fanfan · 8 replies · 518+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | May 05, 2009 | Isabel Teotonio
    A young Mississauga man has pleaded guilty to intending to cause an explosion, the first time a member of the so-called Toronto 18 group has admitted the existence of a bomb plot. At a trial last year of a co-accused, prosecutors alleged some of the group's members were planning to bomb sites such as the Toronto Stock Exchange, RCMP headquarters in Ottawa, the Pickering nuclear power station and the Toronto offices of Canada's spy agency, located next to the CN Tower. In an unexpected move, Saad Khalid, 22, entered his plea on Monday but Justice Bruce Durno banned publication of...
  • Church Acquires Big Ass Fan

    07/31/2008 8:12:35 AM PDT · by Coffee200am · 34 replies · 1,199+ views
    Web India 123 ^ | 07.31.2008 | UPI
    A New York Roman Catholic church said it is attempting to solve its over-heating problems with a product bearing a name unusual for a church -- a Big Ass Fan. Members of Our Lady of Refuge Church in Brooklyn said they raised money to purchase the product from Big Ass Fans regardless of its name, the Daily News, a New York newspaper, reported Wednesday. The name of the company isn't something that you'd want to put in print, but I had to laugh - it is a big-ass fan, said Ronald Holder, a parishioner for more than 20 years who...
  • Silent Tiny Cooling Systems Made For Laptop Computers, Other Devices (no moving parts, solid state)

    03/18/2008 11:34:19 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 43 replies · 2,208+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | 3/18/08
    ScienceDaily (Mar. 18, 2008) — Engineers harnessing the same physical property that drives silent household air purifiers have created a miniaturized device that is now ready for testing as a silent, ultra-thin, low-power and low maintenance cooling system for laptop computers and other electronic devices. The compact, solid-state fan, developed with support from NSF's Small Business Innovation Research program, is the most powerful and energy efficient fan of its size. It produces three times the flow rate of a typical small mechanical fan and is one-fourth the size. Dan Schlitz and Vishal Singhal of Thorrn Micro Technologies, Inc., of Marietta,...
  • “Do not post to me”

    08/28/2007 5:47:37 PM PDT · by Admin Moderator · 3,059 replies · 26,248+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 8/28/07 | Admin Moderator
    We've received many requests from freepers requesting that other freepers not post to them. There are several problems with this. 1. It's impossible for us to enforce.2. We don't have the time to enforce these requests.3. We don't have the software to keep track of these requests.4. Thick skin helps.5. Ignore the poster, if you don't reply, they won't reply. Free Republic does not need a bozo filter, bozo filters are for wimps. Final note: Trolls, troublemakers, disruptors, forum pests, malcontents, RINOs, liberals, stalkers, et al, would continue posting to (harassing) someone after being asked to stop. Conservative FReepers would...
  • I'm building a new Canada ping list. (On or off?)

    08/25/2007 2:58:05 PM PDT · by fanfan · 50 replies · 566+ views
    Fanfan ^ | Sat., Aug.25, 2007 | Me
    The Canada ping list has been expunged from my reality. If you are being pinged it's because I seem to remember you as being on the list, or maybe you asked to be taken off. Hmmm. In any event, I have to start a new one, so if you want on or off, let me know. Thank you for your time. I return you to your regularly scheduled thread. Fanfan
  • When People Refuse to be Terrorized

    08/24/2007 5:10:12 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 24 replies · 706+ views
    Asharq Alawsat ^ | July 27, 2007 | Amir Taheri
    When People Refuse to be Terrorized 27/07/2007 In every terrorist war there comes a time when even the deadliest operations begin to lose impact. Every human endeavor is subject to the law of diminishing returns. In the case of terrorism, whose aim is to cow the adversary into submission, this means a growing refusal by the adversary to be cowed. In time, terror also loses whatever initial support it might have enjoyed as more and people discover its ugly face. This maybe what is happening in the Muslim world now. The latest surveys show that support for suicide-murder operations is...
  • Is 20 pound for the weight like 30 pounds if a guy lifts?

    07/18/2007 5:22:46 PM PDT · by charming_harmonica · 2,522 replies · 16,860+ views
    Jul 18 2007 | Vanity
    No gym for home, work out floor with 30, but is it for 20 like 30 lb when you no lift it to be for men, for 30 lbs instead? or half is 10 for 20 pounds?
  • acetone in cadillac fleetwood

    06/29/2007 7:12:24 PM PDT · by kinganil · 2,978 replies · 15,331+ views
    me ^ | 6/29/07 | Neil
    I was trying to put some pure acetone which I just bought for 5 dollars for 32oz into my car
  • Emergency detention plan: 'This way to the ZOT!'

    05/30/2007 9:47:34 AM PDT · by cposnarkey · 2,708 replies · 13,661+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 05-30-2007
    Houston-based KBR was awarded an initial $385 million contract in January 2006 for one year, with four one-year options extended into 2007. KBR held a previous emergency detention contract with ICE from 2000 to 2005. ICE spokeswoman Jamie Zuieback told Corsi the primary intent of the contract was to build temporary detention facilities that could be used in the event of a mass migration crisis, but she confirmed the facilities could be employed in national emergencies, including natural disasters.
  • Pope Set to Make Mark on U.S. Church

    04/13/2007 6:54:57 AM PDT · by Frank Sheed · 2,576 replies · 12,559+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | April 12, 2007 | ERIC GORSKI (AP Religion Writer)
    Two years into his reign, Pope Benedict XVI is finally poised to make a major mark on American Catholicism with a string of key bishop appointments and important decisions about the future of U.S. seminaries and bishops' involvement in politics. Benedict's election on April 19, 2005, shook liberals and comforted conservatives who expected a doctrinal hard-liner. So far, they have found an easier hand - and someone who has not made the United States much of a priority. When Benedict has gained attention, it has mostly been on the world stage, focusing on the re-Christianization of Europe, Islam and mending...
  • Fan Reaches For Ball, Hit By Pizza At Fenway Park

    04/20/2007 6:40:59 AM PDT · by bedolido · 5 replies · 506+ views ^ | 4-19-2007 | staff writer
    (CBS) BOSTON What began as a dreary day at Fenway Park ended in a video-taped sequence that has people buzzing all over the world. CBS station WBZ-TV in Boston reporter Jon Keller has the inside story of a classic Boston sports moment which is a slice of life in more ways then one. Everyone knows that the late organist John Kiley was the only man ever to "play" for the Red Sox, Bruins and Celtics. But who was the only Sox fan ever to blow a foul ball, get doused in beer and hit with a pizza slice all at...
  • Using Live Mice...

    03/20/2007 12:30:33 PM PDT · by John Robinson · 2,927 replies · 18,359+ views
    We technicians here in the Free Republic server room experimented with real mice attached to our computers. Unfortunately, not one mouse survived being plugged-in for more than a few minutes. We've reverted back to the hamsters, they're more durable and they know how to dance to the electronic pop music we enjoy.You should notice a significant improvement in response time.Go go hamsters.
  • Hero beaten (Canadian Medal of Valour winner)

    03/12/2007 3:36:39 PM PDT · by fanfan · 118 replies · 2,404+ views ^ | Monday, March 12, 2007 | Andrew Seymour
    A Canadian soldier awarded a Medal of Military Valour for braving enemy fire in Afghanistan is angry after he says was jumped from behind and taunted by four men who beat him up in a Morrisburg bar on the weekend. Master Cpl. Collin Fitzgerald, who was awarded a Medal of Valour for heroic actions in Afghanistan by Governor-General Michalle Jean on Feb. 19, had his foot broken in three places and needed 10 stitches to close a cut above his right eye. The 27-year-old soldier also suffered a broken nose and two black eyes in the attack, which occurred after...
  • Retread ZOT! Who is the moderator in this thread?

    02/27/2007 4:07:28 PM PST · by PATRICKHENRY REPUBLIC · 3,732 replies · 19,045+ views
    I would like to get permission to post a question to other Freepers. TY.
  • Chinese missile destroys satellite in space

    01/19/2007 6:05:32 AM PST · by Rb ver. 2.0 · 3,571 replies · 19,841+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/19/06 | Richard Spencer
    Britain has joined the US, Japan and Australia's condemnation of China after the communist country destroyed a satellite in space using a ballistic missile.The British embassy in Beijing said it had raised the test, the first of its kind for 20 years, with the Chinese foreign ministry noting that the Government believed it was “inconsistent” with China’s opposition to the development of space weapons. A spokesman refused to elaborate on the form the protest took or on the Chinese government’s response. Later, a Downing Street spokesman said: "We are concerned about the impact of debris in space and we expressed...
  • Real-time Mind Control Zombie Zot

    12/23/2006 11:31:23 AM PST · by BibleBabe1 · 5,856 replies · 18,448+ views ^ | 12/23/06 | BibleBabe1
    Remote detection satellites are used by the intelligence branch of the military to conduct mind control exercises in the theater of war. All this technology is dependent upon the higher branches of particle physics and quantum mechanics. The array of satellites safe in deep space cover the entire earth making the mind control intelligence program widely successful. Be amazed as you view this military program break out of the box. Go to the following web site that shows a real-time mind control zombie being manipulated by satellite and the military.
  • John has fixed the problem. Post away!

    11/24/2006 1:06:59 PM PST · by Admin Moderator · 4,523 replies · 29,359+ views
    FR | Control Freak Mod
    Thanks for your cooperation.
  • Taking a stand (Stephen Harper takes on the Chinese)

    11/17/2006 4:31:13 PM PST · by fanfan · 19 replies · 942+ views
    The Ottawa Sun ^ | Fri, November 17, 2006 | Editorial board
    Taking a stand It would have been refreshing to have seen a massive outpouring of support for Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his courageous stand on human rights in China. Perhaps some of those who have been so blindly critical of the Conservative government for its supposed lack of social conscience could have roused themselves from their normal rhetoric to commend the PM. Here, after all, was a Canadian leader going where previous governments have dared not tread ... telling one of the world's mightiest and fastest-growing economies that we'd love to do business with them, but not at any...
  • 28 sq-kilometers of rocks forming the name ZOT

    10/03/2006 10:50:12 AM PDT · by alsharif747 · 3,972 replies · 14,663+ views ^ | 10/3/06 | Alsharif M.Maree
    do you belive that mount ohod in madina KSA form the name mohammad in arabic ? For a photo try copy and paste any of the following links :
  • A Spell That Nothing Is Impossible For ZOT!

    09/10/2006 7:56:29 AM PDT · by zzzzzzz · 3,650 replies · 14,506+ views
    <p>Please agree with this spell: That forever, NOTHING in the entire universe can make something impossible for God.</p>
  • Zotted Trolls Love Socialism is the best form of government (and here why)

    08/28/2006 1:33:08 PM PDT · by hand out love all · 5,619 replies · 20,392+ views
    Socialism is best because under socialism. No one has to worry about being poor or starving to death. No one is poor, unemployed, discriminated, everyone is equal reguardless or race or creed. Today such ideas are condemned as evil. Any attempt to protest against slavery and genocide and human rights violations are met with the cries of COMMUNISM! By the religious right and then they conjure up stories about Stalin, Gulags, tortue, police state etc. So therefore we must stick with the current system of sweat shop slavery, poverty and racism while rich people who already have all they will...
  • Mohammed in the "Gospel" of Barnabas - ZOT for the Theologians

    07/17/2006 9:05:28 AM PDT · by parakletos · 3,619 replies · 13,640+ views
    The GREAT PROPHET MOHAMMED was mentioned by name in the forgotten gospel of Barnabas,who was one of the disciples of THE GREAT PROPHET JESUS CHRIST. The gospel is here: in the aforementioned site,make a search for the word "mohammed". heres a sample: from part 97 Then said the priest: `How shall the Messiah be called, and what sign shall reveal his coming?' Jesus answered: `The name of the Messiah is admirable, for God himself gave him the name when he had created his soul, and placed it in a celestial splendour. God said: "Wait Mohammed; for thy sake I...
  • Motley Crue Fan Fills in for Tommy Lee

    04/06/2006 3:45:43 PM PDT · by baker_girl · 11 replies · 355+ views
    CBS News ^ | Apr. 6, 2006 | LOS ANGELES
    It was a dream come true for a fan of Motley Crue. For one night, he filled in for injured drummer Tommy Lee. The lucky guy, Harvey Warren, performed with the rock band Wednesday at the Enmax Center in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, Motley Crue's publicist, Dvora Vener Englefield, said in a statement. "After playing multiple shows wearing a brace and taking anti-inflammatory injections, Tommy Lee's doctor instructed him to give his injured right-hand wrist a break after his tendinitis made it difficult for him to perform," Englefield said. Warren, a Calgary resident who manages a Starbucks by day, moonlights...
  • Bengals to reassess security after incident (pinging Mike Curtis)

    10/31/2005 7:01:49 AM PST · by E Rocc · 16 replies · 616+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | October 30, 2005 | AP
    CINCINNATI (AP) - The Cincinnati Bengals will reassess their security measures after a fan ran onto the field Sunday and disrupted a potential game-tying drive by the Green Bay Packers. The Packers, trailing 21-14, reached the Bengals 28 with 23 seconds left. Brett Favre took the ensuing snap, but whistles quickly blew after the fan came onto the field. The unidentified man took the football out of Favre's hand and ran about 50 yards before being tackled by security guards and removed from the field.
  • Yankee fan arrested after plunge

    08/10/2005 5:22:43 PM PDT · by ex-snook · 26 replies · 864+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | 8-10-05 | AP
    Aug. 10, 2005. 12:48 PM AP PHOTO Scott Harper of Armonk, N.Y, fell from the upper deck at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, Aug. 9. Police arrested Harper on charges of disorderly conduct and reckless endangerment.   BLUE JAYS LINKS   > Scoreboard   > Schedule   > Jays schedule   > Standings   > League leaders   > Injuries   > Notebook   > Starball   > 2005 Blue Jays (PDF)   > Richard Griffin   Yankee fan arrested after plunge   ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — A fan plunged from the upper deck at Yankee Stadium onto the screen behind home...
  • Fan dies at Colombian soccer match

    05/12/2005 3:30:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 532+ views
    Slam! Sports ^ | Thu, May 12, 2005 | AP
    BOGOTA (AP) - Rival fans clashed at a domestic soccer match in the Colombian capital late Wednesday, killing one person and wounding 23. Edison Andres Garzon died of injuries sustained during the riots that erupted after America de Cali defeated Santa Fe 5-2 in a Colombian first division game, firefighters said. Garzon, 20, was struck in the head and his body thrown over a balcony in Bogota's El Campin stadium, Garzon's cousin, Andrea Hernandez, told local radio. Most of the wounded were treated on the spot. The violence started when up to 100 Santa Fe fans angry over the referee's...
  • Hockey Fans Haven't Seen Worst Yet

    02/17/2005 6:17:52 AM PST · by drt1 · 198 replies · 2,699+ views ^ | 02/17/2005 | Bob Duff
    They all should be ashamed of themselves. The owners. The players. Everybody. The deal was there to be done and both sides refused to go the extra mile to make it happen. "We have failed," was how Calgary Flames president and chief executive officer Ken King summed it up. As he cancelled the season Wednesday, National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman described it as a "Sad and regrettable day." You got that right....
  • Other big cooperation France/USA. Partnership between Snecma and General Electric.

    12/18/2004 4:19:26 AM PST · by Champs elysees · 24 replies · 645+ views
    Snecma / GE press release ^ | 2004 | CFM international
    The fruit of a partnership between Snecma and General Electric stretching back over a quarter century, CFM56 turbofan engines power some 5,400 aircraft deployed by 376 customers around the world. CFM International has sold more than 16,000 engines in the last 20 years, and is the preferred engine supplier for mainline jets (over 100 seats). Over the years, the CFM56 has become the undisputed worldwide best seller. The CFM56 engine family is marketed by CFM International, an equally-owned subsidiary of Snecma and General Electric. It spans the thrust range from 18,500 to 34,000 lb (82 to 151 kN) and is...
  • HBO: inside the NFL - Bob Costas blames talk radio for fan behaviour in Detroit

    11/24/2004 9:55:04 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 38 replies · 3,666+ views
    Inside the NFL show on HBO ^ | November 26, 2004 | Bob Costas
    Just finished watching this week's edition of Inside the NFL on HBO and in the first ten minute segment Bob Costas, Dan Marino, Chris Collinsworth and Cris Carter talked about the incident from the Pacers/Pistons game in Detroit last Friday night and the implications for the NFL. In summary Bob Costas blamed fan behaviour in Detroit and in general on talk radio, a totally outrageous statement.
  • Boston Mayor Might Ban Alcohol During World Series(College Student Was Killed After Riots)

    10/22/2004 9:53:49 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 49 replies · 1,328+ views
    aolnews ^ | 10-22-04 | GREG SUKIENNIK,
    BOSTON (Oct. 22) -- Boston Mayor Thomas Menino said he was considering banning alcohol sales near Fenway Park during the World Series, following rowdy celebrations of the Red Sox's league championship that turned deadly when a police officer shot a projectile into a crowd. Menino planned to meet with bar and nightclub owners on Friday and also said he would press universities to expel students found guilty of criminal conduct in the melee. "Since people won't accept responsibility, I, as mayor, will take it into my own hands," Menino said. Emerson College student Victoria Snelgrove, 21, died on Thursday, hours...
  • It's SUPER - Can't you feel it!

    08/12/2004 12:29:55 PM PDT · by LifeTrek · 37 replies · 609+ views
    Life's Trek ^ | August 12, 2004 | LifeTrek
    Okay, I bought a new window fan. Not one of those old fans, that was once called a box fan (I think) that you just heaved up into the window! But this is ones with the two motors and fan blades that fits nicely in the window. Anyway, it has separate speed controls for each one of the fan blades, and you can even have one blow in and one suck out (stop smiling - my censor is working a bit better today!) So I go to set the fan and get this - our mind set is now that...
  • Republican Campaign Targets Wrestlers & Fans!

    08/09/2004 6:05:31 PM PDT · by ProWrestlingRepublicans · 8 replies · 353+ views
    The Republican Party, on the eve of its convention, has recognized the importance of pro wrestling in our culture with the formation of the Pro Wretsling Replican Coalition ("PWRC"). The PWRC is a FREE grass-roots organization supporting the principles of the Republican Party. The PWRC has been established to bring together wrestling fans, wrestlers, promoters, merchandisers, vendors and wrestling journalists from all over the Country, who support theRepublican Party. If you are a wrestler, a promoter, a merchandiser, a vendor, a journalist or a fan, join with us and lets band together to protect the future of Visit the Pro...
  • AP Poll: Kerry Narrows Security Issue Gap [Kerry 48% Bush 45% with Nader]

    08/06/2004 7:23:26 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 34 replies · 1,117+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 7, 2004
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrat John Kerry, whose nominating convention highlighted his war service and focused on national security, has narrowed the gap on President Bush's strong suit of protecting the country, according to an Associated Press poll that shows the race remains tight. Flanked by his Vietnam crewmates, Kerry delivered an acceptance speech last week laden with references to patriotism, his decorated military record and his qualifications for commander in chief -- a theme underscored by speaker after speaker over the four-day gathering. Advertisement The images and rhetoric registered with a number of voters. In the AP survey conducted Tuesday...