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  • Disney theme parks could harness foot recognition technology

    08/01/2016 8:38:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    fox ^ | 08/01/2016
    he technology could provide an alternative to “rather invasive methods” for acquiring guest information, such as retinal and fingerprint identification, according to the patent filing. “These methods are obtrusive and some guests may not feel comfortable providing this type of biometric information to a third party,” it added, noting that accessories such as hats and sunglasses could also limit the effectiveness of the technologies. The technology could be used at amusement parks, theme parks, sporting events and other entertainment venues, according to Disney. The entertainment company has no immediate plans to use the system, according to the Orlando Sentinel, which...
  • Explosive That Injured Man in New York's Central Park Likely 'an Experiment,' Cops Say

    07/04/2016 4:36:09 AM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 68 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 3, 2016 | Dean Schabner
    The explosive that severely injured a man in New York's Central Park today was likely "an experiment with fireworks or explosives," but did not seem like a device made deliberately to hurt anyone, officials said. It was still not clear exactly what the explosive was, but police said they did not believe it was connected to terrorism. Mark Torre, commanding officer of the NYPD bomb squad, added that investigators are leaning toward considering this the work of an explosive "hobbyist," an amateur or someone who knows chemistry. It could have even been some sort of "experiment" that was not meant...
  • Blast in Central Park severs man’s foot

    07/03/2016 1:00:17 PM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 44 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 3 July 2016 | EDGAR SANDOVAL, RYAN SIT, STEPHEN REX BROWN
    A blast in Central Park severed the foot of a young man visiting New York from northern Virginia Sunday, witnesses said. The NYPD’s bomb squad was investigating the area of the park near E. 68th St. and Fifth Ave. Witnesses said the victim stepped on a device or fireworks, causing the blast. His foot was “all but gone,” one witness told the Daily News. Two of the victim's shocked friends described the ghastly sight moments before being taken away in an ambulance. "We don't know what happened. There was a small explosion and then dust," said one friend who didn't...
  • Somehow, The Jameis Winston Suspension Just Got Stranger(FSU, Football)

    09/21/2014 6:26:02 AM PDT · by blam · 30 replies
    BI ^ | 9-21-2014 | Cork Gaines
    September 20, 2014Cork Gaines Jameis Winston, who has been suspended for Florida State's game against Clemson, showed up before the game in full pads and started to warm up with his teammates before being sent back to the locker room by head coach Jimbo Fisher. Winston was originally suspended from just the first half of the game for yelling a profanity-laced statement in front of fellow students on campus. That suspension was later increased to the full game when the school reportedly learned that Winston lied about the full nature of what had happened. Despite the suspension, Winston appeared to...
  • Discovery Of Human Foot On Seattle Waterfront Adds To Appendage Tally

    05/07/2014 4:18:49 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 38 replies
    NBC News ^ | 07 May 2014 | Mike Brunker
    The discovery of a human foot in a running shoe on the Seattle waterfront this week is at least the 15th such appendage found along the Pacific Northwest coastline since 2007. The human foot in a white New Balance tennis shoe was found Tuesday morning on the shore at Centennial Park, just north of downtown.
  • Vietnam HFMD outbreak surges past 100,000, CDC issues travel notice

    11/08/2012 12:22:53 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 5 replies
    Examiner ^ | 11-8-2012 | Robert Herriman
    The Vietnamese Ministry of Health (MoH) is reporting a large-scale outbreak, rivaling last year’s numbers. This has prompted federal health officials in the United States to issue recommendations for travelers to the Southeast Asian country, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) travel notice Nov. 7. According to the MoH, there were approximately 116,418 people in 63 provinces confirmed with hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) from January1 to October 7 2012; 42 people in 15 provinces have died.
  • Canada: Severed foot sent to party office ["another human body part" also]

    05/29/2012 8:53:23 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 29, 2012, 11:32 PM EDT | unattributed
    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- A severed human foot was mailed to the headquarters of Canada's Conservative Party and another body part was discovered when police intercepted a second suspicious package, police said Tuesday. Police were called shortly after a receptionist opened a blood-soaked box at the headquarters of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's party. The first officers to arrive saw what appeared to be blood stains on the package and immediately called in a special hazardous-material unit. When the specialists opened the package, police found the severed foot inside. Police said the package was addressed to the Conservative Party of Canada...
  • Human Foot Sent to Tory HQ

    05/29/2012 8:28:57 PM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 34 replies
    Sun News Network ^ | May 29, 2012 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    "A Conservative Party staffer made a horrifying discovery late Tuesday morning, partially opening a package that contained what police say appeared to be a human foot. The overwhelming stench from the package sent a staffer running to call police. "Upon arrival, officers noted that the package possibly had blood stains on it," police said in a statement." --- Update: A seoond package addressed the federal Conservative party H.Q. was intercepted at Canada Post. It has been confirmed that the second package contained a human hand.
  • Rick Santorum Convicts Trayvon Martin Shooter On Hannity Show

    03/23/2012 4:28:30 PM PDT · by red flanker · 149 replies · 2+ views
    The Conservative Review Blog ^ | March 23, 2012 | Marcus Porcius
    Just moments ago on the Sean Hannity radio show, GOP candidate and RINO Rick Santorum took it upon himself to convict George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin case. He said, and I’m paraphrasing slightly: It was a heinous crime and he did a despicable, unjustifiable thing and the Sanford police should have reacted to that immediately. Again, I am paraphrasing a little as I did not have a recorder running to get his exact words, but that was essentially his statement.
  • Another Severed Foot Washes Ashore in British Columbia, Unlike Other 12

    11/10/2011 7:19:34 AM PST · by Sopater · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 10, 2011
    Another severed foot was found washed ashore in Canada over the weekend, bringing the total of mysterious feet found since 2007 to 13, the U.K. Daily Mail reports. A group of young campers discovered a size 12 men's hiking boot on British Columbia's Sasamat Lake. What separates this foot from the other 12 found in the British Columbia and Washington state was that it was found in fresh water, not salt water -- and it was found in a hiking boot, not a running shoe. Police said they do not suspect foul play and believe that the feet detached naturally...
  • Blast From Paul Krugman's Past: "Social Security Is A Ponzi Scheme And Will Soon Be Over"

    09/13/2011 9:11:10 PM PDT · by Squeeky · 16 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | Sept. 13, 2011 | Tyler Durden
    It is one thing (what thing that is we are not sure, but we have heard others say it, so like all good lemmings we will say it too) for Rick Perry to call Social Security a ponzi scheme. After all he is some crazy, foaming in the mouth conservative, as uber-Keynesian liberal Paul Krugman may call him. And that's fine. What confuses us, however, is why Social Security would be called a ponzi by the same liberal noted previously: none other than Paul Krugman himself. Exhibit A, from a distant 1997, which perhaps one would have expected to remain...
  • Graphic: Another foot washes ashore in B.C.

    09/01/2011 7:30:04 AM PDT · by Palter · 44 replies
    National Post ^ | 31 Aug 2011 | National Post Staff
    VANCOUVER—Another foot has washed ashore in Vancouver, police said Tuesday.Tuesday’s discovery marks the eighth foot to be found on the B.C. coast since August 2007. Three more have washed up in nearby Washington.Vancouver police Const. Jana McGuinness said that a person reported finding “the remains of what appear to be a human foot and leg bones in a running shoe” on Tuesday afternoon.“The shoe was found floating in the water next to the Plaza of Nations marina in False Creek,” she said in a news release.Police and officials from the BC Coroner’s Service are investigating the discovery.“There is no indication...
  • What to do about a bad case of "Zombie Hoof"...

    07/09/2011 6:11:22 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 60 replies
    Every summer without fail, I get the worst case of what the Missus and I call "Zombie Hoof", where my heels crack open till they bleed. It is painful enough that I hesitate to put on shoes and it is difficult to walk. I've been using this heel balm ("Flexitol") the Missus came up with at Walgreens and it works fairly well on the worst of the cracks, but after the fact and it takes a good three days till it stops hurting. The cream is made in Australia, and the label says the main ingredient is concentrated urea. (No,...
  • Florida Man Sets Home on Fire While Cleaning His Foot With Rubbing Alcohol

    06/17/2011 2:36:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Naples News ^ | June 17, 2011
    Officials say a Florida Panhandle man set fire to his home while trying to clean an infection on his foot. The Fort Walton Beach Fire Department reports that the man told deputies he was sitting on his bed, using rubbing alcohol to clean his foot Wednesday morning. His lit cigarette came into contact with the flammable liquid and set his sheets on fire. He removed the bedding and ran to get a fire extinguisher, but the flames grew out of control while he was gone. The man and several other people in the home were able to get out and...
  • VANITY: Anyone here had foot surgery? My young teen is having his foot operated on tomorrow...

    05/15/2011 2:30:06 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 117 replies
    worrying brain ^ | 5/15/11 | self
    ... and I wanted any tips anyone has for the first few days of recovery. I know the foot has a lot of nerves in it and I am worried about the pain. I have visited "Dr. Google" and people recovering from the same surgery mention the word AGONY a lot. Mama wants to minimize the pain for her kid! He is 14, the surgery is to remove an accessory navicular bone that has grown on his foot in the last two years and since he is a competitive athlete, it's causing him a lot of pain. So he really...
  • Now I have two right feet: Chinese man has left foot attached to other leg in bid to save it

    02/08/2011 6:17:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | January 26, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A hospital in China has sewn the left foot of a patient on to his right leg in a bid to save both the foot itself and his left limb. The patient, named as Mr Ma, had the surgery in Zhengzhou, in central China, following a work accident two weeks ago which badly damaged his left leg. It appears that doctors felt that the infected wound in the leg would have ultimately led to amputating the foot and leaving the limb 7in shorter - so decided to make their radical decision. They decided to attach the left foot to the...
  • Extraordinary Measures(East Coast Blizzard)

    12/25/2010 5:27:32 PM PST · by XEHRpa · 14 replies
    Foot's Forecast ^ | 12/25/2010 | Mr. Foot
    6:15 PM Saturday 12/25/2010 - As has been projected for days by various computer models, and outlined in our Storm Technical Analyses, the U.S. East Coast this weekend will experience the most high impact winter storm since March 1993. With Blizzard Warnings in effect from the New York City metro area to Southern New England, and Winter Storm Watches or Warnings covering all of the Carolinas, it is fair to say this event has lived up to the moniker our team assigned of "Snow Miser Surpriser." The extraordinary measures that countless thousands of public safety, service and logistics sector employees...
  • Foot washes up on West Coast

    12/15/2010 10:20:53 AM PST · by Baynative · 75 replies
    Toronto ^ | 12/15/2010 | QMI Agency
    Another human foot has washed up on the West Coast, this time in Tacoma, Wash. Police are baffled by the Dec. 5 find in the Tideflats area, on the Pacific coast, where a child's size-six boot containing a human foot was found washed ashore. Police said the boot is an Ozark Trail brand hiking boot, which were sold in Wal-Marts in 2004 and 2005.
  • Dallas man arrested after taking foot from corpse in Pleasant Grove cemetery

    04/30/2010 9:14:20 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 56 replies · 1,267+ views
    Dallas News ^ | 4/30/2010 | Dallas News
    A Dallas man was arrested early this morning when he was found carrying a foot stolen from a Pleasant Grove graveyard, police said. Daniel Wayne Staley, 18, is accused of digging up a grave and removing a foot from a body at a Jewish cemetery near the 3100 block of Buckner Boulevard. "I dug it up from a nearby grave and took it from a Jew girl just because I wanted a foot," he told officers, according to a police report.
  • Former Cleveland Brown Brady Quinn holds his first news conference in Denver

    03/19/2010 6:45:01 AM PDT · by Bean Counter · 14 replies · 620+ views
    Cleveland Dot Com ^ | March 19, 2010 | Staff
    DENVER -- Brady Quinn says his severely sprained left foot is no longer an issue. Quinn was asked about his foot Thursday during his first news conference in Denver since his acquisition Sunday from the Cleveland Browns, and said: "The foot is good, I appreciate you asking." *SCHNIPP*
  • Washed Up Severed Feet a Mystery for Canadian, U.S. Authorities

    11/04/2009 7:24:59 AM PST · by Red Badger · 53 replies · 2,060+ views ^ | 10/29/2009 | By SARAH NETTER
    Somewhere in the Pacific Northwest there are several bodies missing their feet. Yet another sneaker-clad foot has washed ashore in British Columbia -- the eighth foot in two years, stumping authorities in both Canada and the United States. Seven of the feet, including the most recent foot, have been found in the waters of British Columbia. The other foot found off the coast of Port Angeles, Wash. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cpl. Annie Linteau told today that on all of the feet there is "no evidence of being severed or artificially removed." While Canadian authorities seem to be leaning...
  • Foot found on Richmond beach is seventh foot found on B.C. coast

    10/29/2009 8:39:24 AM PDT · by llevrok · 157 replies · 5,448+ views
    RICHMOND - A right foot has been found inside a running shoe on a beach in Richmond, the seventh foot found along B.C.’s coast in two years, RCMP said Wednesday. Two men walking on the beach Tuesday evening found the foot in a white size 8.5 Nike running shoe on the beach at No. 6 Road and Triangle Road, the RCMP said. The BC Coroners Service confirmed the remains were human through a forensic autopsy and will conduct more forensic tests in its investigation with the RCMP. Exams by forensic pathologists and anthropologists will help determine physical characteristics, which, combined...
  • Snake with foot found in China

    09/14/2009 9:11:38 AM PDT · by BGHater · 58 replies · 3,682+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 13 Sep 2009 | Telegraph
    A snake with a single clawed foot has been discovered in China, according to reports. Dean Qiongxiu, 66, said she discovered the reptile clinging to the wall of her bedroom with its talons in the middle of the night. "I woke up and heard a strange scratching sound. I turned on the light and saw this monster working its way along the wall using his claw," said Mrs Duan of Suining, southwest China. Mrs Duan said she was so scared she grabbed a shoe and beat the snake to death before preserving its body in a bottle of alcohol. The...
  • When you rest the shotgun on your foot, don't pull the trigger - Must See Pictures

    07/31/2009 10:35:50 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 24 replies · 1,783+ views ^ | 07 31 09 |
    When you rest the shotgun on your foot, don't pull the trigger. A picture is worth a thousand words. Pictures can be seen here. Don't visit the link, if you don't want to see graphic pictures of shot gun wound.
  • Amazing/Gross - Baby Has Foot Growing in it's Brain

    07/28/2009 11:35:43 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 24 replies · 2,149+ views
    The parents of Sam Esquibel know him only as a miracle baby. The Colorado Springs infant survived surgery to remove what was believed to be a tumor when he was just 3 days old. "The doctors said to us, 'This one is for the books,' " mom Tiffnie Esquibel said. Inside the microscopic tumor was what looked like the formations of two feet, a hand and thigh. "To find a perfectly formed structure (like this) is extremely unique, unusual, borderline unheard of," said Dr. Paul Grabb, the veteran pediatric neurosurgeon who performed the operation on Sam at Colorado Springs' Memorial...
  • Mystery deepens as 4th severed foot found

    05/25/2008 1:55:19 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 35 replies · 119+ views
    Reuters, Yahoo ^ | 5/23/08 | Allan Dowd
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - Another severed human foot has been discovered washed ashore on Canada's Pacific coast, but police are no closer to solving the gruesome mystery.
  • Mystery deepens as 4th human foot found[Canada]

    05/24/2008 11:40:51 AM PDT · by BGHater · 44 replies · 160+ views
    Reuters ^ | 23 May 2008 | Allan Dowd
    Another severed human foot has been discovered washed ashore on Canada's Pacific coast, but police are no closer to solving the gruesome mystery on where they are coming from. The shoe-clad foot was discovered on Thursday on a small uninhabited island south of Vancouver in the Strait of Georgia, and is the fourth discovered in the region in the past 10 months. All four cases involved right feet, and each was found on a different island. The earlier feet were also still in shoes. The discoveries have sparked wide speculation over where the feet came from and who they belonged...
  • Frito-Lay solar system puts the sun in SunChips, takes advantage of renewable energy

    04/05/2008 12:32:34 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 11 replies · 156+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | April 3, 2008
    The Frito-Lay plant in Modesto will start using a new ingredient of sorts to make its SunChips brand snack — the sun. The company is installing a football field-sized farm of solar collectors next to its plant in the Beard Industrial District, with plans to flip the switch on Earth Day. The solar field is made up of large curved mirrors that move with the position of the sun, focusing the heat into tubes of glass filled with water. That water is directed into the plant's boiler system, where it will be converted into steam to heat the oil used...
  • Man trying to cross border loses foot to train

    05/31/2007 9:22:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 847+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 5/31/07 | Greg Gross
    SAN DIEGO – A man being pursued after he illegally crossed into the United States from Mexico was run over by a freight train late Thursday morning as he tried to escape a Customs agent near the San Ysidro crossing, federal authorities reported. The man lost several fingertips on his right hand and had his left foot severed. He was taken to a San Diego hospital. There was no word on his condition. The incident took place in an area known to Border Patrol agents as “the loading docks,” a spot just east of the San Ysidro port of entry...
  • Seahawks' Alexander still nursing a broken foot?

    05/08/2007 10:57:38 AM PDT · by bedolido · 179+ views
    NWCN ^ | 5-8-2007 | Staff Writer
    KIRKLAND, Wash. - Shaun Alexander might still have a broken foot, something he doesn't want confirmed just yet. The Seattle Seahawks' star running back said Monday his left foot, broken for the final four months of last season, may still be cracked as he begins the 2007 preseason. The 2005 NFL MVP doesn't want to know for sure until after his team's veteran minicamp ends Thursday. RB Alexander tracks a pass in Seahawks minicamp. He later talks about being a new dad, the upcoming season and his injured foot.
  • Iraqi Soldiers, U.S. troops build relationships during foot patrol

    03/21/2007 6:18:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 408+ views
    An Iraqi Army Soldier makes friends with an Iraqi boy, March 17, during a foot patrol near the village of Kem, Iraq. The boy rushed over to show the Soldier a fish he had caught. Photo by Staff Sgt. Jon Cupp, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs. KEM -- Iraqi Army Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade, 9th Iraqi Army Division (Mechanized) and U.S. Soldiers from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment went on a joint foot patrol in the villages surrounding Kem, Iraq Saturday afternoon.While on patrol, Iraqi Soldiers and U.S. Soldiers paired up in two...
  • Colts Parking Dispute: Man Says SUV Didn't Touch Woman

    01/24/2007 4:35:31 AM PST · by Samwise · 22 replies · 595+ views
    INDIANAPOLIS -- A man accused of running over the foot of a woman who tried to save a parking space before the Colts' AFC championship game says his vehicle never touched her. Crystal Lockaby, 25, of Greenwood, said she was standing in an open parking space near the RCA Dome on Sunday, waiting for her boyfriend to bring their car around, when Kenneth Jones pulled his 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer into the spot, according to a police report. Lockaby told police she threw her hands up motioning him to stop. She said Jones pulled forward, bumping her several times and running...
  • U.S. Military begins using Kerry flap for recruitment! (POSTER INSIDE)

    11/02/2006 1:42:47 PM PST · by Registered · 25 replies · 2,749+ views
    RegisteredMedia ^ | 11.02.06 | Registered
  • Breaking News: Seattle RB Shaun Alexander Out for a Couple of Weeks with Broken Foot

    09/25/2006 2:40:46 PM PDT · by Cyclopean Squid · 40 replies · 475+ views
    CBS Sportsline | 9-25-06
    Just a banner so far--will post article when available
  • Michael Medved and Bigfoot

    06/29/2006 6:12:16 PM PDT · by Stevendl1 · 6 replies · 1,103+ views
    Until now I never understood how Michael Medved could believe in Bigfoot. But seeing is believing. Click on the 2nd video on this site to see the irrefutable evidence.
  • Metric Land

    05/25/2006 6:51:10 PM PDT · by captain_dave · 50 replies · 1,574+ views
    In Belgium, you can buy jam in returnable jars, and once I finished my jar, and was cleaning it, and in the glass at the bottom was "3/8 L". And this sort of threw me, because I was a big metric fan, and the great advantage of the metric system was that it got rid of all those silly fractions. So why were they using them here in metric-land? Then I figured the jar was only so big, so it took up less space to print 3/8 L rather than 0.375 L. But there was another possibility. That being that...
  • Shooting yourself in the foot (Will Hillary's 'plantation' crack cost her in '06 or '08?)

    01/21/2006 3:12:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 69 replies · 2,955+ views
    Sanford Herald ^ | 1/21/06 | David Limbaugh
    Shooting yourself in the foot By David Limbaugh Unlike our president, who spent Martin Luther King Day paying respectful tribute to MLK and Abraham Lincoln, Democratic Party notables, Hillary Clinton and Albert Gore, used the holiday as another opportunity to character-assassinate President George W. Bush. Just when we were beginning to think Hillary Clinton had found her voice - albeit a decidedly phony one - as a mature, seasoned politician poised for a presidential run, she reverts to those cacophonic utterances that find little resonance beyond her embittered but indispensable base. If one could momentarily suspend his powers of discernment,...
  • With “Powerful Rifle” Article, Journalist Shoots Self in the Foot(.50 caliber Barrett rifle)

    12/05/2005 4:28:29 PM PST · by epow · 30 replies · 1,051+ views
    Fifty Caliber Institute ^ | 11/29/05 | Michael Marks
    With “Powerful Rifle” article, journalist shoots self in the foot Michael Marks Director of Legislative Affairs Fifty Caliber Institute Nov. 29, 2005 Journalism is a venerable and timehonored profession, steeped in tradition and burdened with the singular responsibility to tell the truth. The very concept of freedom of the press is founded upon the belief that the public need for reliable information outweighs many of the barriers set up by individuals, companies and governments. It is therefore incredulous when members of this ostensibly noble brotherhood are so will to flush their profession, good name and credibility down the toilet. Nowhere...
  • Liberally-biased press ignores Democratic blunders (What if Schumer's shoe was on the other foot?)

    10/12/2005 10:00:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 1,064+ views
    Collegiate Times ^ | 10/12/04 | Dan Hemp
    Liberally-biased press ignores Democratic blunders October 12th, 2005 Dan Hemp, regular columnist Over the past weeks, the media’s judgment of what stories deserve front page news coverage has been controversial to say the least. One such story takes place in Austin, Texas. The district attorney for that area, a hopelessly partisan Democrat named Ronnie Earle, indicted House Majority Leader Tom Delay for conspiring to break Texas election laws with little or no evidence to make his case. Once he realized that he had no chance in court, he re-indicted Delay with the new and more serious charge of money laundering....
  • Maggot Treatment Saves Michigan Woman's Foot

    07/24/2005 8:16:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies · 1,582+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/24/05
    Maggot Treatment Saves Mich. Woman's Foot Sun Jul 24, 9:38 AM ET BAY CITY, Mich. - Barbara Enser wasn't very comfortable at first with the idea of using maggots to clean the wound on her right foot. But if it meant saving it from amputation, she was willing to give it a try. The 57-year-old Bay City woman was diagnosed with diabetes 40 years ago and subsequently lost her left leg to the disease. She also suffers from neuropathy, meaning she has no feeling in her foot or leg, and ulcers or wounds can develop from constantly putting pressure on...
  • Ponchatoula, Louisiana: Woman hit by train, dies

    04/17/2005 9:43:02 AM PDT · by Ellesu · 26 replies · 2,722+ views
    A strawberry farmer was killed by a train Saturday in Ponchatoula, the third train fatality in Tangipahoa Parish since February, police said. Scottie Kupper, 64, of Ponchatoula was crossing the train tracks on foot at Main and Pine streets when she was hit by a northbound Canadian National locomotive, Ponchatoula Police Detective Sgt. Chad Miller said. Miller said the crossing has arms, but said he could not say whether the arms were functioning pending the completion of a joint investigation between police and Canadian National officials. Tangipahoa Parish recently has been rocked by a string of train-vehicle collisions, the latest...
  • Severed Foot Found in Construction Site Debris

    03/29/2005 8:59:54 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 110 replies · 8,787+ views
    LA Times ^ | 3/29/05 | Richard Winton
    Employees at a Topanga Canyon dump found a work boot containing a recently severed foot in dirt that was dropped off Monday from a construction site at Fox Studios in Century City, sheriff's officials said. After the 9:30 a.m. discovery, sheriff's and Los Angeles police detectives scoured the dump and the construction site at Avenue of the Stars and Pico Boulevard looking for other body parts, sheriff's homicide Capt. Ray Peavy said. Construction workers and a bloodhound helped in the search, but no evidence was found by nightfall. "This could be a case of foul play or some kind of...
  • Analysis: A Promising NASA Budget?

    02/10/2005 5:29:03 AM PST · by vannrox · 1 replies · 595+ views
    Space Daily ^ | 2-8-2005 | by Robert Zimmerman
    The other project cut was the Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter. JIMO - recently renamed Prometheus 1 - had been intended as the first mission under Project Prometheus, NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe's pet project to encourage the use of nuclear-power propulsion to explore the outer solar system. Washington (UPI) Feb 08, 2005 Despite fears by many in the scientific community that President George W. Bush's initiative to re-invigorate the American manned space program would cause deep cuts in NASA's science budget, the administration's proposed 2006 budget - announced with great fanfare on Monday - left almost all of the agency's present...
  • Foot found on beach

    02/04/2005 6:15:08 AM PST · by Kennesaw · 62 replies · 1,485+ views
    New Zealand Herald ^ | 02-04-05 | New Zealand Herald
    Foot found on beach 04.02.05 Police are investigating the discovery of a human foot clad in a sock and boot on a Timaru beach. It was found by a man walking his dog on Saturday. Detective Dylan Murray, of Timaru CIB, said it had not been confirmed if the foot was male or female but the boot was a knee-high dress boot with laces. No other body parts have been located.
  • Alexandra Kerry, what the heck is that thing!? (FReeper Podiatrists Check IN!)

    05/17/2004 2:33:15 PM PDT · by Registered · 175 replies · 731+ views
    RegisteredMedia ^ | 05.17.04 | Registered
  • CA: By punting on protection racket, Democrats shot selves in foot

    03/29/2004 6:38:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 146+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 3/29/04 | Dan Walters
    <p>When unscrupulous law firms began operating an ill-disguised protection racket that shook down small California businesses for money, the Legislature - or at least its Democratic majority - found itself in a dilemma.</p> <p>The shakedown lawyers were combing through the records of state agencies, looking for firms that had committed tiny transgressions of regulatory rules. They threatened their owners with expensive lawsuits under a provision of California law allowing private actions for so-called "unfair business practices," then offered to go away if the businesses paid specified sums.</p>
  • ALGORE @ CFR 2/12/2002 IRAQ represents a virulent threat in a class by itself: finish on our terms

    02/08/2004 8:40:29 PM PST · by TheEaglehasLanded · 3 replies · 276+ views
    George Washington University ^ | February 8, 2004 | ALGORE
    Prepared Remarks “A Commentary on the War Against Terror: Our Larger Tasks” Al Gore, former vice president of the United States Council on Foreign Relations, February 12, 2002 at 6:30 p.m. Fighting Terror: Our Larger Tasks… I am grateful to be back before the Council on Foreign Relations and I want to congratulate Les Gelb and the entire Council – its staff and its members – on the great work you have been doing to deepen our understanding of America’s role in the world. A lot of people have let me know they wished I had been speaking out on...
  • Black Patient Offered White Foot --- Hospital puts foot in it

    08/25/2003 8:47:47 AM PDT · by bedolido · 38 replies · 377+ views
    Sky News ^ | 08/25/03 | Staff Writer
    A black woman who is to undergo a foot amputation was at first offered a white artificial replacement because it was cheaper, a hospital has admitted. Ingrid Nicholls, 46, from Calcot near Reading, is yet to undergo the operation and health chiefs have now backed down and offered her a prosthetic matching her own skin colour after she complained. A Royal Berkshire Hospital official is said to have told her: "Sorry, they only come in pink shades." The single mum told the Daily Mirror: "We have black Cabinet ministers, judges and doctors but apparently only false limbs for white people....
  • Police Shoot Themselves In Foot --- TARGET PRACTICE ROW

    07/07/2003 8:58:32 AM PDT · by bedolido · 6 replies · 288+ views
    SkyNews ^ | 07/07/03 | Staff Writer
    A row has broken out in Australia's Queensland state following reports that police there used photographs of real-life people, including Aborigines, during target practice. The police minister in the northeastern state, Tony McGrady, has ordered an inquiry after the Channel Seven television report. The broadcaster said Queensland's counter-terrorism squad used 28 pictures or mug shots, including those of two Aborigines, in training exercises. Civil rights activists reacted with outrage but police maintained they had done nothing wrong. "It's absolutely disgraceful in that it reinforces prejudices," said Cameron Murphy, secretary of the Australian Council for Civil Liberties. "We've got a serious...
  • Oldest human footprints discovered in Italy

    03/13/2003 1:46:22 PM PST · by vannrox · 29 replies · 799+ views
    News in Science ^ | 3-13-2003 | Reuters
    The newly-discovered footprints descending an inclined slope of an extinct volcano (Pic: University of Padua)  Markings in hardened volcanic ash, dubbed "devils' trails" by local Italian villagers, have been confirmed as the oldest-known footprints ever made by humans. The fossilised hand and footprints belong to three early humans who were probably climbing down the side of the Roccamonfina volcano in southern Italy about 385,000 to 325,000 years ago, report a team of Italian palaeontologists in today's issue of the journal, Nature. "We believe that these tracks are the oldest human footprints found so far," said Professor Paolo Mietto of...