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  • NYC welfare food is shipped in barrels to the Dominican Republic - then sold on the black market

    07/28/2013 5:56:31 AM PDT · by Liz · 32 replies
    NY POST ^ | 7/28/13 | ISABEL VINCENT, KATE BRIQUELET in NY and JOSE ERNESTO DEVAREZ in Santiago, Dominican Republic
    <p>EXCLUSIVE Food-stamp fraud has turned into foreign aid — to black-market profiteers in the Dominican Republic.... welfare recipients buy food with EBT cards and ship it to relatives. But not to starving children. The NY Post found people hawking barrels of American products on Dominican streets. “It’s a really easy way to make money, and it doesn’t cost me anything,” a seller said. She also vends EBT goods out of her Dominican home “I know a lot of people are doing it,” she said.</p>
  • Pizza Hut robbery suspect recovers from shooting Police say man(IN)

    12/29/2009 3:56:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies · 582+ views
    The Herald Bulletin ^ | 28 December, 2009 | Dave Stafford
    ANDERSON­ — A man who was shot in the head during an alleged armed robbery attempt last week was released Monday from an Indianapolis hospital into the custody of Anderson police. Spencer R. Simmons, 44, of Beech Grove, was released from Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis at about 10 a.m. Anderson police Sgt. William Casey said Simmons was “brought to APD, and gave a full confession to his participation” in Wednesday night’s attempted armed robbery of the Pizza Hut restaurant on Broadway in Anderson. Simmons was held on $40,000 bond in the Madison County Jail on Monday evening. He is charged...
  • Shoplifting dog identified; family makes restitution

    02/09/2009 2:43:46 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 31 replies · 1,247+ views
    ksl.com ^ | Feb. 6, 2009 | John Hollenhorst and Becky Bruce
    Mystery solved, suspect in custody! We finally know who pulled off a canine caper that generated news stories, and laughter, around the globe. The "shoplifting dog" has finally come forward and faced up to the crime. Returning to the scene of the crime in a Hummer, Akira took it easy this time, riding instead of walking. The 11-year-old Siberian Husky seemed eager for a return visit to the Smith's grocery store. Just before Christmas, surveillance video captured a mysterious dog making a clean getaway with a stolen rawhide bone. The Stirling family suspected Akira was the bad guy and brought...
  • (R.I.Reds)Life in the Hen Yard (2)

    02/23/2008 7:53:46 AM PST · by Revski · 59+ views
    Big boy rooster greets the hen with a whistle and the hen speaks her mind. One week later the rooster and hen, in the morning, met again. Revski
  • We're Going Through a Test

    12/17/2007 9:05:27 AM PST · by Balata · 44 replies · 360+ views
    The Gazette ^ | Dec 17, 2007 | Carlyn Ray Mitchell
    'We're going through a test' A week after tragedy, New Life Church’s Boyd asks parishioners to be honest with feelings By CARLYN RAY MITCHELL THE GAZETTE December 17, 2007 - 12:21AM Hands were raised once again in praise, but it was not any given Sunday at New Life Church. Nor should anyone have pretended it was, Senior Pastor Brady Boyd said a week after a gunman killed two young worshippers. Boyd said he was proud of the 7,000 to 7,500 attendees of Sunday’s two morning services who rallied against fears about returning to the site of last week’s rampage, where...
  • Security guard, 71, wins round with would-be robbers

    11/20/2007 6:34:52 AM PST · by nin_kasi · 18 replies · 159+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | Tue, Nov. 20, 2007 | ANDREA TORRES AND JENNIFER LEBOVICH
    Benito Valdez had settled in for the night security shift, listening to Spanish radio on a chair outside a Hialeah juice bar when he saw shadows coming toward him. That's when the 71-year-old's training in the Cuban navy kicked in. Two thugs -- who between them had at least one gun, a Halloween mask and a pair of fuzzy black slippers -- approached Valdez and told him not to move, police said. Keeping his seat, Valdez rotated slightly and kicked his left leg at the man holding the gun. Valdez then fired at least two shots in the air from...
  • 'We should be fully prepared,' prosecutors say (Prosecutorial Misconduct)

    12/17/2006 9:46:06 AM PST · by Live free or die · 4 replies · 313+ views
    The Pilot Online ^ | 17 December 2006 | Jon Frank
    'We should be fully prepared,' prosecutors say Virginia Beach Commonwealth's Attorney Harvey Bryant By JON FRANK, The Virginian-Pilot © December 9, 2006 VIRGINIA BEACH - Not enough manpower and not enough time. The city's top prosecutor gave those reasons last month for not knowing the long, nonviolent record of a teenager and therefore not asking a judge to put him in jail. Two months later, the young man was accused of murder. But a survey of other prosecutors shows that Virginia Beach prosecutors should have known the criminal record of Christopher E. Hagans on Sept. 14, when Hagans was last...
  • McKinney's Office Responds ("Oops, I'm sorry -- sort of...")

    03/29/2006 7:38:16 PM PST · by mhking · 118 replies · 3,773+ views
    WXIA-TV Atlanta ^ | 3.29.06 | Michael King
    The office of Representative Cynthia McKinney (D-4th Ga.), issued a response on Wednesday evening to reports of her punching a Capitol police officer earlier in the day. "Earlier today I had an unfortunate confrontation with a Capitol Hill Police Officer. It is traditional protocol that Capitol Hill Police Officers secure 535 Members of Congress, including 100 Senators. It is the expectation of most Members of Congress that Capitol Hill Police officers know who they are. I was urgently trying to get to an important meeting on time to fulfill my obligations to my constituents. Unfortunately, the Police Officer did not...
  • The Set-up and Follow-up

    10/19/2004 7:14:54 AM PDT · by Dr. Free Market · 171+ views
    DR. Free Market
    I am increasingly aware of an oft misunderstood phenomenon in American life– the follow-up. We are very used to this from televised press conferences from the White House, but do not avail ourselves of this technique in our every day life.
  • Bank cancels promotion of homosexuality

    10/18/2004 11:29:50 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 16 replies · 559+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, October 19, 2004
    Canada's largest bank has canceled its promotion of homosexuality with its employees after a pro-family organization sponsored a national boycott of the institution. As WorldNetDaily reported, the Royal Bank of Canada directed its employees to "be supportive" of "gay, lesbian and bisexual issues" and to show that support by displaying the homosexual movement's rainbow triangle symbol in the workplace. The statements were made in the first edition of a new newsletter called "Rainbow Space." "Voluntarily displaying this sticker shows gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered co-workers that they can feel safe with you, and shows unsupportive co-workers that you won't tolerate...
  • Risque business Saco man rethinks topless cafe amid Madison residents' serious concerns

    02/20/2004 1:31:50 PM PST · by anonymous_user · 2 replies · 212+ views
    Kennebec Journal / Morning Sentinel ^ | February 20, 2004 | Alan Crowell
    MADISON -- A Saco businessman who hoped to open a topless coffee bar on Main Street promised Thursday to reconsider after residents spoke out against his plans at a Planning Board meeting. Normand St Michel said he was surprised at the reaction to his proposal and promised residents outside the meeting that he took their concerns seriously. "I was all for it when I came here but now I am split down the middle," he said. He added his wife was also against the plan. Ann Harsh, who works at a convenience store on Main Street, was one of those...
  • Singer Bobby Brown charged with battery after pop star wife reports fight at home

    12/10/2003 7:18:28 PM PST · by mhking · 24 replies · 365+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 12.11.03 | MARCIA LANGHENRY
    Singer Bobby Brown was charged with battery Wednesday, three days after a fight with his pop star wife, Whitney Houston, left her injured Sunday. Fulton County police spokesman Kurtis Young said Brown, 34, received a copy of the charge and was arrested after turning himself in Wednesday. The former member of the teen R&B group New Edition is scheduled to appear at a preliminary hearing Jan. 7. The volatile couple and their attorneys spent most of Wednesday afternoon with police in Fulton County Magistrate Court's North Annex in Dunwoody. "The police wanted to basically give him a copy of the...
  • Reactive Power and the Blackout

    11/11/2003 8:45:41 AM PST · by PA Engineer · 7 replies · 392+ views
    http://www.energypulse.net ^ | November 4, 2003 | John Hanger, Peter Adels
    Reactive Power and the Blackout John Hanger, President and CEO, Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future (PennFuture) Peter Adels, General Counsel, Citizen's for Pennsylvania's Future (PennFuture) While the investigation into the August 14 blackout continues, problems with reactive power are being looked into and given lots of attention - apparently for good reason. Voltage drops related to reactive power caused blackouts on the Pacific Coast in 1996 and in France in 1978. PJM itself came close to a blackout due to reactive power problems in 1999, avoided it, and took corrective steps. Yet, by having rigorous regional monitoring of reactive power and...
  • Journal writer (who was expelled) Rachel Boim withdraws from Roswell High

    10/30/2003 7:59:41 PM PST · by mhking · 8 replies · 193+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 10.30.03 | MIA TAYLOR
    Three days after returning to Roswell High School, Rachel Boim has withdrawn from the school, deciding she needs a fresh start somewhere else. "Emotionally, she could not cope," David Boim, Rachel's father said Thursday morning. "She was well received by students. And the faculty was fine. But she is the kid who wrote the story that was interpreted to threaten the life of a teacher and that stigma was really difficult for her to deal with." Rachel, 14, was suspended and then expelled from Roswell High after a teacher discovered a story she'd written in a personal journal in which...
  • ‘Human shields’ to leave for Baghdad

    01/24/2003 11:35:49 AM PST · by jedi150 · 140 replies · 380+ views
    Star Publications (Malaysia) ^ | Friday, January 24, 2003
    ‘Human shields’ to leave for Baghdad LONDON: Some 50 people opposed to a war in Iraq plan to leave for Baghdad tomorrow in a double-decker bus to act as “human shields” in the country, organizers said Wednesday. At a Downing Street demonstration the previous day, the protestors, mostly British and US citizens, left a list of sites where they plan to install themselves in the hope of averting a military strike on Baghdad. “We have given Tony Blair a list of names of the people who will be going and the locations where we will be deployed,” said Ken O'Keefe,...