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  • Harlan City Police Department Issues A.P.B. For Queen Elsa

    02/20/2015 10:25:20 AM PST · by Bratch · 6 replies
    LEX ^ | February 18, 2015 | LEX 18 staff
     HARLAN, Ky. - The Harlan City Police Department has issued an all points bulletin for Queen Elsa. Elsa, a character from Disney's Frozen, is an ice queen who can control the weather with her magical powers. Needless to say, many people are blaming her for the recent cold snap to hit the Bluegrass State and officers decided to have a little fun on her behalf. The A.P.B issued on the Harlan County Police Department's Facebook page reads, "All points bulletin!!! HPD has issued an arrest warrant for Queen Elsa of Arendelle. Suspect is a blonde female last seen wearing a...
  • Don't let her go! Kentucky police put out arrest warrant for Frozen's Elsa because it's so cold

    02/20/2015 6:39:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 20, 2015 | Lydia Will Gress
    A police force fed up with the unusually cold weather has jokingly put out an arrest warrant for Frozen's Princess Elsa. Harlan City Police, in Kentucky, announced the warrant on their Facebook page on Wednesday afternoon after temperatures dropped to minus 17 degrees. It wrote: 'HPD has issued an arrest warrant for Queen Elsa of Arendelle.
  • State Dept. to Disney: Use “Frozen” to teach kids about climate change

    01/23/2015 3:04:00 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 23, 2015 | By Marcus Gilmer
    2014 was, according to NOAA and NASA, the warmest year on record for the entire world. Locally, it was also the hottest year in California’s history. The world’s climate is changing, at least according to science and data. 2014 was also the year of Frozen, Disney’s animated musical blockbuster about two sisters and a snowman (more or less), amassing over $1.2 billion in worldwide box office receipts and billions more from countless sing-a-long showings, DVD sales, and merchandise since its November 2013 release. And now, in 2015, we’re learning where these two seemingly disparate facts intersect: the State Department’s Admiral...
  • It's Not Just Frozen: Most Disney Movies Are Pro-Gay

    04/23/2014 9:44:15 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 73 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | APR 23 2014 | AKASH NIKOLAS
    The culture warriors have decided: Disney’s Frozen is queer. Elsa hiding her ice-powers could be read as a metaphor for the closet, the Oscar-winning “Let it Go” plays like a coming-out anthem, and a character in the film evokes the question of whether homosexuality is a choice by inquiring of Elsa’s powers, “born with it or cursed?” Some liberals have praised the film for its subtext; some conservatives have denounced it. More on Frozen Frozen: Too Cynical? In Defense of Prince Charming How Parents Can Turn Frozen's Big Twist Into a Teachable Moment But the most remarkable thing about queer...
  • Box Office Milestone: 'Frozen' Becomes No. 1 Animated Film of All Time [not true]

    03/31/2014 4:00:29 AM PDT · by grundle · 33 replies
    Hollywood Reporters ^ | March 30, 2014 | Pamela McClintock
    Disney's Oscar-winning Frozen has become the top-grossing animated film of all time, surpassing the $1.063 billion earned by fellow Disney/Pixar title Toy Story 3. Frozen now occupies the No. 10 spot on the list of the biggest global blockbusters and is the first billion-dollar title from Disney Animation Studios. It has earned $398.4 million domestically and $674 million internationally for a total $1.072 billion.
  • ‘Frozen’ Gay Conspiracy Theory

    03/13/2014 12:00:52 PM PDT · by lbryce · 53 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 12, 2014 | Caitlin Dickson
    Frozen might just be the most talked-about kids movie since Toy Story, but it’s not all accolades and awards for the Oscar-winning animated flick. There is a fear campaign mounting against the film, warning conservative parents and grandparents to keep their impressionable young children away from what some believe is a musical advertisement for the gay agenda.
  • Frozen lambasted as pro-gay propaganda by Christian pastor

    03/12/2014 4:39:31 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 77 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday 12 March 2014 17.17 GMT | Andrew Pulver
    Frozen, the Oscar-winning Disney cartoon adapted from Hans Christian Andersen, is a vehicle for pro-gay propaganda as well a promoting bestiality, according to a Christian radio show in Colorado. Pastor Kevin Swanson of the Reformation Church, who hosts Generations Radio, denounced the film as "very evil", and that Disney was "one of the most pro-homosexual organisations in the country". Swanson said: "You wonder sometimes if maybe there's something very evil happening here ... I wonder if people are thinking: 'You know I think this cute little movie is going to indoctrinate my 5-year-old to be a lesbian or treat homosexuality...
  • Niagara Falls comes to a halt AGAIN

    03/04/2014 2:34:28 PM PST · by NoCmpromiz · 51 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 4 March 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    For the second time in what has been a frigid winter in the Northeastern United States, Niagara falls has come to an icy halt as the six million cubic feet of water that typically flow over the falls every minute has frozen over.
  • Ohio traffic reporter's parody of the song 'Let it Go' from the Disney movie 'Frozen'

    02/26/2014 11:12:15 AM PST · by Altariel · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 24, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A Cincinnati traffic reporter has gained national attention for his dramatic on-air parody of a Disney movie song. WKRC's Bob Herzog changed 'Let it Go,' sung by Princess Elsa in the animated movie 'Frozen,' to 'Just Don't Go' to reference the winter weather. As images of cars skidding on ice and traffic conditions play, Herzog dramatically sings lines like: 'I must share what dispatchers say, all the traction's gone. School's closed or at least they're on a delay.'
  • Lake Superior nearing rare ice-over

    02/07/2014 5:01:55 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 44 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 2-7-14 | John Myers
    DULUTH, Minn. -- A frigid winter is pushing Lake Superior toward a complete ice-over for the first time since 1996, though there's still a ways to go before you can skate from Duluth to the Soo Locks. Lake Superior had at least some ice across an estimated 91 percent of its surface as of Thursday, according to the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory. That compares with the 40-year average annual Lake Superior ice coverage for February of just 30 percent. George Leshkevich has been tracking Great Lakes ice for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory...
  • Frozen Out: 98% of Stories Ignore That Ice-bound Ship Was On Global Warming Mission

    01/02/2014 10:08:18 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 1/2/14 | Mike Ciandella
    A group of climate change scientists were rescued by helicopter Jan. 2, after being stranded in the ice since Christmas morning. But the majority of the broadcast networks’ reports about the ice-locked climate researchers never mentioned climate change. The Russian ship, Akademic Shokalskiy, was stranded in the ice while on a climate change research expedition, yet nearly 98 percent of network news reports about the stranded researchers failed to mention their mission at all. Forty out of 41 stories (97.5 percent) on the network morning and evening news shows since Dec. 25 failed to mention climate change had anything to...
  • Internet Shames College Girl Who Might Lose Limbs After Passing Out on a Minnesota Porch

    Sad news broke earlier this week of a college student in Minnesota who may lose her limbs after spending the night on a porch in sub-zero temperatures. If there's one thing you can count on with a story like this, it's for anonymous Internet commenters to indulge in some nasty victim-shaming. And while some folks offered support and good wishes, many others just couldn't help but get judgemental — shaming both Lommel and the friends who drove off without checking she'd got inside: (picture of comments shown at link)
  • Living Relatives Of Iceman Mummy Found (Ötzi, 5,300 Years Old)

    10/14/2013 9:09:02 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-14-2013 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Living Relatives Of Iceman Mummy Found By Rossella Lorenzi/ Published October 14, 2013/ Discovery News A reconstruction of Otzi the Iceman -- a remarkably well preserved 5,300-year-old mummy sometimes lovingly called "Frozen Frit" -- created by Dutch forensic experts. (HEIKE ENGEL-21LUX / SDTIROLER ARCHOLOGIEMUSEUM / NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DEUTSCHLAND) Ötzi the Iceman has at least 19 living male relatives in the Austrian Tirol, according to a genetic study into the origins of the people who now inhabit the region. Scientists from the Institute of Legal Medicine at Innsbruck Medical University analyzed DNA samples taken from 3,700 blood donors in the Tyrol...
  • Great idea! Man attempts cannonball into frozen swimming pool [VIDEO]

    10/17/2012 2:04:08 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 35 replies
    daily caller ^ | 10/17/2012 | Taylor Bigler
    Doing a cannonball into a pool is one of the most joyous sensations ever. Unless, of course, the swimming pool is frozen.
  • Insight: Anger rises as MF Global clients see billions frozen

    11/20/2011 3:58:47 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    IB Times ^ | 11/20/11 | David Sheppard and Jeanine Prezioso
    Insight: Anger rises as MF Global clients see billions frozenBy David Sheppard and Jeanine Prezioso November 20, 2011 3:28 PM EST **SNIP** MOUNTING ANGER While customers were initially outraged at the thought that MF Global had tapped into their segregated funds, that rage has increasingly been targeted at the trustee and the bankruptcy court for the handling of an unprecedented collapse. "The (bankruptcy) Trustee is creating new protected classes within a pool of segregated customer assets," said John Roe, a spokesman for the Commodity Customer Coalition, a group lobbying for the speedy release of funds representing 7,000 former MF Global...
  • 2011 Frozen Gore unveiled!

    03/25/2011 7:34:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Compeaus ^ | 3/25/11
  • Darwin Award Nominee vs Frozen Lake (Very Funny Video)

    01/27/2011 7:13:23 PM PST · by OneVike · 37 replies
    Every one who knows me, or has read my articles knows that I disagree with Darwin's theory of evolution. However, this post is not about the debate between evolution and creation. This post is about those individuals around the world who yield to the idea that natural selection could possibly be a fact by attempting to or actually succeeding in removing themselves from the human gene pool. Thus by their actions, they seem to ensure that the next generation will be less susceptible to being the last generation to live on what Carl Sagan called the "Pale Blue Dot",...
  • Frozen turkeys? Frozen for years?

    11/19/2010 7:49:35 PM PST · by Former MSM Viewer · 108 replies
    How long have the frozen turkeys been frozen? I was told by a former grocer that in some cases it is as long as a year.
  • Iowa court: Exhume body so head can be frozen

    05/14/2010 2:45:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 76 replies · 1,372+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/14/10 | Michael J. Crumb - ap
    DES MOINES, Iowa – The siblings of a man who died more than a year ago must exhume his body so his head can be cut off and cryogenically frozen, the Iowa Court of Appeals has ruled. The court sided this week with Alcor Life Extension Foundation, which sought to dig up the remains of 81-year-old Orville Richardson of Burlington. Richardson had signed a contract with Alcor in 2004 and paid $53,500 to have his head placed in cryonic suspension after his death. When he died in February 2009, Richardson's brother and sister buried him instead, having told him earlier...
  • (Baseball Legend) Ted Williams' Frozen Head For Batting Practice At Cryogenics Lab: Book

    10/04/2009 9:43:07 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies · 2,322+ views ^ | Friday, October 2, 2009 | Nathaniel Vinton
    Ted Williams' frozen head for batting practice at cryogenics lab: book BY Nathaniel Vinton DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Updated Friday, October 2nd 2009, 10:44 AM Head of Ted Williams was abused by employees at Alcor Life Extension Foundation in Scottsdale, Ariz., whistleblower says. AP Ted Williams, who spent his entire career with the Red Sox, died in 2002 at the age of 83. 'Frozen,' by former Alcor exec Larry Johnson, makes shocking claims about how employees treated Ted Williams' frozen head. Take our PollCryonics: Critical or near-criminal? In "Frozen," Larry Johnson, a former exec at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation...
  • vanity test post: FR frozen?

    06/29/2009 9:11:38 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 39 replies · 1,158+ views
    06/29/09 | raccoonradio
    Is Free Republic frozen for some reason? Stuff from 10:30 am today is the last stuff showing up. A test.
  • Duluth woman, 64, recovers after hours exposed to cold

    01/08/2009 8:15:26 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 5 replies · 747+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 1-8-09 | ap
    A 64-year-old Duluth woman whose heart almost stopped beating and whose body temperature dropped to a dangerous 60 degrees after she was stuck in the cold for hours has survived — and her recovery amazed doctors. Janice Goodger slipped in snow on the afternoon of Dec. 27 and wasn't found until hours later. Near death, she was taken to St. Luke's hospital. One emergency room doctor said her body was as cold as he's seen.
  • CA: Big raises for CSU, UC executives prompt bill (High-earning state employees' pay may be frozen)

    12/04/2008 11:09:34 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 356+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 12/4/08 | James P. Sweeney
    SACRAMENTO — – Fed up with large pay raises for executives of California's public universities, the chairman of the Assembly's higher-education committee introduced legislation yesterday that would freeze salaries of state employees who make more than $150,000 a year. The measure specifically includes executives and other high-paid officials at the California State University system. It urges the University of California system – which enjoys constitutional autonomy – to impose the same restraints. “I've been pretty outraged by CSU's and UC's continued executive-compensation practices during a time of, first, budget uncertainty and now full-blown crisis,” said committee Chairman Anthony Portantino, D-Pasadena....
  • Caption face of Obama Supporter in Chester Pa today

    10/28/2008 12:28:40 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 95 replies · 3,129+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | October 28, 2008.
    A supporter of U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) stands in the rain as Obama speaks during a rally at Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania, October 28, 2008. Obama is campaigning in Pennsylvania and Virginia on Tuesday before the November 4 election
  • Scientists unlock frozen natural gas

    04/20/2008 5:29:12 PM PDT · by BGHater · 39 replies · 126+ views
    Methane hydrate deposits are vast potential energy source; researchers had problems with a consistent flow of thawed gas A remote drilling rig high in the Mackenzie Delta has become the site of a breakthrough that could one day revolutionize the world's energy supply. For the first time, Canadian and Japanese researchers have managed to efficiently produce a constant stream of natural gas from ice-like gas hydrates that, worldwide, dwarf all known fossil fuel deposits combined. "We were able to sustain flow," said Scott Dallimore, the Geological Survey of Canada researcher in charge of the remote Mallik drilling program. "It worked."...
  • Scientists hail ‘frozen smoke’ as material that will change world

    08/19/2007 4:26:16 PM PDT · by vietvet67 · 16 replies · 1,554+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | August 19, 2007 | Abul Taher
    A MIRACLE material for the 21st century could protect your home against bomb blasts, mop up oil spillages and even help man to fly to Mars.
  • It's The End Of The Line (woman loses 5 year legal battle to become mother using her own embryos)

    04/10/2007 1:08:12 PM PDT · by bedolido · 20 replies · 1,107+ views
    Skynews ^ | 4-10-2007 | staff writer
    A woman left infertile after cancer treatment says she feels "distraught" after losing a five-year legal battle to try to become a mother using her own embryos. Natallie Evans had mounted a "last chance" appeal to keep the six frozen embryos, which were fertilised by her ex-partner. But the European Court of Human Rights ruled that her rights to become a mother did not outweigh the rights of her ex-boyfriend, Howard Johnston, not to become the father of her children. Ms Evans, 35, from Melksham, Wiltshire, and Mr Johnston, 30, from Cheltenham, embarked on IVF in 2001 after she was...
  • Israel to release frozen tax funds to PA

    01/18/2007 9:39:01 PM PST · by jdm · 2 replies · 277+ views
    JPost ^ | Jan 19, 2007 | HERB KEINON
    Israel will transfer $100 million within the next couple of days to a "transparent" bank account that will be controlled by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, a senior official in the Prime Minister's Office said Thursday night. The $100m. is part of more than $500m. in PA tax revenue that Israel has collected on behalf of the PA but refused to turn over since Hamas took control of the PA government last spring. Olmert promised Abbas at a meeting on December 23 that he would transfer the funds, as part of what was widely seen as an effort to strengthen...
  • Can Flu Virus Survive Winter In Frozen Lakes?

    11/29/2006 1:07:23 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 469+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 11-29-2006 | Catherine Brahic
    Can flu viruses survive winter in frozen lakes? 12:29 29 November 2006 news service Catherine Brahic Evidence of flu viruses frozen in Siberian lakes has prompted researchers to examine the possibility that global warming may release microbes locked in glaciers for decades or even centuries. “Our hypothesis is that influenza can survive in ice over the winter and re-infect birds as they come back in spring,” says Scott Rogers of Bowling Green State University, Ohio, US. He believes the frozen lakes act as "melting pots" for flu viruses, allowing viruses from one year to mix with those from previous...
  • Mammoths may roam again after 27,000 years

    08/14/2006 9:17:59 PM PDT · by peyton randolph · 129 replies · 3,440+ views
    Times Online (U.K.) ^ | 08/15/2006 | Mark Henderson
    BODIES of extinct Ice Age mammals, such as woolly mammoths, that have been frozen in permafrost for thousands of years may contain viable sperm that could be used to bring them back from the dead, scientists said yesterday. Research has indicated that mammalian sperm can survive being frozen for much longer than was previously thought, suggesting that it could potentially be recovered from species that have died out...
  • Slow-frozen People? Latest Research Supports Possibility Of Cyropreservation

    06/22/2006 9:29:34 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 9 replies · 436+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | Tuesday, June 20, 2006 | ScienceDaily
    The latest research on water - still one of the least understood of all liquids despite a century of intensive study – seems to support the possibility that cells, tissues and even the entire human body could be cyropreserved without formation of damaging ice crystals, according to University of Helsinki researcher Anatoli Bogdan, Ph.D. He conducted the study, scheduled for the July 6 issue of the ACS Journal of Physical Chemistry B, one of 34 peer-review journals published by the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. In medicine, cryopreservation involves preserving organs and tissues for transplantation or other...
  • Breaking News: San Diego Link to "Kind Hearts" Charity

    02/20/2006 10:54:07 PM PST · by The Final Harvest · 56 replies · 2,678+ views
    FOX 6 TV Channel ^ | February 20, 2006 | Reporter: Tom Patton
    The local San Diego FOX-6 Channel has just broken the story tonight that the San Diego Chapter of "Kind Hearts" Charity has also had it's finances frozen for having links to terrorist organizations. Two of the 9/11 hijackers were living and taking flying lessons here in San Diego.
  • Google Goes a Gagging

    01/25/2006 2:29:03 PM PST · by kokonut · 4 replies · 194+ views
    While doing some preliminary researching at home using the Google search engine did I quickly find out it won't let you continue the search beyond page 1. It seems to be related to a glitch in the programming where you must download a free Google Desktop in order to break the stranglehold. Marketing Pilgrim has more on this as well as a cache picture of what it looks like.
  • Dog Frozen to Railroad Tracks Is Rescued

    12/22/2005 5:32:05 PM PST · by kingattax · 24 replies · 836+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 22, 2005
    Chippewa Falls, WIS. (AP) -- Jeremy Majorowicz thought something was wrong when he saw a dog sitting on railroad tracks for at least two hours. But he didn't realize how wrong until he and several other men determined that the gray and white husky had been literally frozen to the ties in below zero weather. The construction worker first saw the dog on the tracks before his crew called off work for the day Monday because of the cold, and headed to a restaurant. But the dog was still there when they returned 1 1/2 hours later. "I like animals,...
  • Frozen Turkey Saves Couple From Burning Car

    11/22/2005 6:46:22 AM PST · by Samwise · 27 replies · 1,022+ views
    MAYWOOD, Ill. -- An elderly Illinois couple is hospitalized after being rescued from their burning car by a man who used his Thanksgiving turkey to break the windows. Mark Copsy said he rushed to help John and Juliana Brani, of Northlake, Ill., when he saw their car filling with smoke after it crashed into a curb Sunday afternoon. Copsy couldn't open the door and couldn't break the windows with his hands or feet, so the 20-pound frozen turkey had to do. Police and others who arrived helped pull the elderly couple from the car. They're reported in critical condition.
  • Celine Dion Orders Second Child, on Ice (this is about as creepy as it gets...)

    10/27/2005 11:52:58 AM PDT · by emiller · 87 replies · 2,427+ views
    lifesitenews ^ | 10-26-05 | unknown
    Celine Dion Orders Second Child, on Ice PARIS, October 26, 2005 ( – Celine Dion, 37, told a French magazine that she plans to have her second child in 2007 after her three-year, $100-million contract with Caesar’s Palace Casino in Las Vegas ends. The child, the product of in-vitro fertilization, already exists and is on ice at a fertility clinic in New York City. “I’m approaching 40 years old, and I have to tend to that,” she told Tele 7 Jours. Another child conceived at the same time was born in 2001. “This frozen embryo that is in New York...
  • Body Of WWII Airman Removed From Sierra Glacier

    10/21/2005 3:13:19 PM PDT · by MAD-AS-HELL · 29 replies · 1,543+ views & AP ^ | October 20, 2005 | AP
    Body Of WWII Airman Removed From Sierra Glacier POSTED: 11:17 am PDT October 19, 2005 UPDATED: 10:48 am PDT October 20, 2005 FRESNO -- A glacier-encased body believed to be a World War II airman who crashed into the Sierra Nevada in 1942 was flown off the mountain and into a Fresno laboratory for identification, the county's deputy coroner said Thursday. Blustery conditions kept rangers at Kings Canyon National Park from reaching the frozen remains for two days after two ice climbers reported last weekend they had seen a man's head, shoulder and arm protruding from the thick ice. About...
  • Freezing Babies for Fun and Profit - (morality should guide science in stem cell controversy)

    06/12/2005 9:58:42 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 746+ views
    Mankind has an aggravating habit of complicating simple issues. Perhaps the most obvious example in present times is the raging debate over embryonic stem cell research. Let’s put this in its proper perspective… Do you think it’s okay to create a human child, freeze the little guy for up to 5 years, then thaw the poor kid out and kill him? This is the process of storing human embryos and harvesting embryonic stem cells. I could explore the various facets of the debate ranging from the hidden agenda of pro-abortionists to the possibilities of medical advances. But why bother? All...
  • First Frozen Egg Baby Born in Canadea

    05/31/2005 6:54:32 PM PDT · by Clock King · 19 replies · 508+ views ^ | 5-31-2005 | McGill University
    The McGill University Health Center (MUHC) in Montreal has announced the first successful birth in Canada resulting from frozen eggs. A team led by Professor Seang Lin Tan, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at McGill University and Director of the McGill Reproductive Centre at the MUHC in Montreal confirmed the birth of a healthy baby boy, weighing 3740grams on April 29. "We are the first in-vitro fertilization (IVF) Centre in Canada to achieve this success," says Dr Tan. "This is fantastic news for both the family and for fertility health research and we would like to congratulate...
  • Finger Found In Frozen Custard (Update - new owner keeps evidence in freezer) WARNING - PICS!

    05/03/2005 3:07:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 60 replies · 2,741+ views
    CBS ^ | 5/03/05
    Finger Found In Frozen Custard WILMINGTON, N.C., May 3, 2005 The fingertip (Photo: NNS/WWAY) Finger-finder Clarence Stowers (Photo: NNS/WWAY) (CBS/AP) A man found part of a severed finger packed inside a pint of frozen custard he'd bought from a Kohl's Frozen Custard shop, and officials said it belonged to a worker injured in a food-processing machine accident there. The customer, Clarence Stowers, said he put the finger in his mouth, thinking it was a piece of candy when he opened the pint at home, a Wilmington, N.C., television station reported Monday. "I thought it was candy because they put candy...
  • Terror suspect has UK assets frozen

    12/24/2004 9:52:16 AM PST · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 290+ views
    icNewcastle ^ | December 24 2004
    Chancellor Gordon Brown has ordered the Bank of England to freeze any UK assets of an alleged al Qaida supporter believed to be living in London in exile from Saudi Arabia. Mr Brown made the move against Sa'ad Al-Faqih and his Movement for Islamic Reform in Arabia after he was named by the United Nations as an associate of al Qaida. The Treasury said in a statement: "The Chancellor today instructed the Bank of England, acting as HM Treasury's agent, to direct all UK financial institutions to freeze any funds held for or on behalf of the entity, the Movement...
  • Tony-Nominated Playwright Bryony Lavery Accused of Plagiarism

    09/25/2004 6:09:46 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies · 481+ views
    AP ^ | Sept. 25, 2004
    Tony-Nominated Playwright Bryony Lavery Accused of Plagiarism Sam Dolnick/ Associated Press Writer Sep 25, 2004 NEW YORK (AP) - English playwright Bryony Lavery has been accused of plagiarizing passages from a criminal psychiatrist and a magazine writer in her Tony Award-nominated play about a serial killer and his psychiatrist. Dr. Dorothy Otnow Lewis and Malcolm Gladwell of The New Yorker said they had found at least 12 instances of plagiarism in "Frozen," which earned a Tony nomination for best play this year. Biographical and thematic details had also been taken from a New Yorker profile Gladwell wrote about Lewis in...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 04-04-04

    04/04/2004 3:46:09 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 6 replies · 157+ views
    NASA ^ | 04-04-04 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2004 April 4 The Lost World of Lake Vida Credit & Copyright: Thomas Nylen & Andrew Fountain (PSU), NASA, NSF Russell Croman Explanation: A lake hidden beneath 19 meters of ice and gravel has been found near the bottom of the world that might contain an ecosystem completely separate from our own. In a modern version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic book Lost World, NASA funded scientists...
  • At 1 Degree, a Metropolis Is Also Frozen in Time

    01/17/2004 3:31:33 PM PST · by Archangelsk · 41 replies · 212+ views
    The NY Times ^ | 011703 | DAN BARRY
    At 1 Degree, a Metropolis Is Also Frozen in Time By DAN BARRY eginning around midnight and lasting for a few fleeting hours, the official temperature of Manhattan dropped to 1 degree. By 4 in the morning, the temperature had doubled — to 2 — but that brief 1-degree period granted curious distinction to the day: it tied the record for the coldest Jan. 16 in city history, a mark established in 1893. In one sense, this seems the slimmest of connections between days separated by 111 years. In another sense, though, there was odd comfort in knowing that...
  • Suspected terror assets frozen: Indonesia

    09/12/2003 8:06:47 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 160+ views
    The Times of India ^ | September 12 2003 | Reuters
    JAKARTA: Indonesia has frozen accounts of dozens of suspected Muslim militants and will comply with a new U.N. request to freeze assets of 20 people thought to be members of the Jemaah Islamiah network, officials said on Friday. The U.N. call to all members was requested by the United States, which put the same 20 names on its own asset freeze list last week. Most are Malaysian and Indonesian citizens. Foreign Ministry spokesman Marty Natalegawa said Indonesian authorities had been ordered to investigate those on the list to find out if they had assets in the country. "First, they need...
  • U.S. Freezes Assets of Suspected al-Qaeda member

    06/07/2003 6:17:00 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 232+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | June 07 2003
    WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department moved Friday to block the financial assets of Abdelghani Mzoudi, a suspected member of the al-Qaida cell in Germany that is believed to have planned the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. Mzoudi is among the 17 new people — all foreigners — that the government added to its list of entities suspected of helping to bankroll Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida terror network. The action by Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control means that U.S. banks must block any assets found in the United States that belong to these people. Treasury said the 17 names have...
  • CA: Heat wave hits Capitol, but politics of budget remain frozen

    06/04/2003 10:16:52 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 157+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 6/4/03 | Dan Walters
    <p>Ahoary political axiom holds that the Legislature can't enact a state budget until the Capitol is enveloped in 100-degree heat.</p> <p>That condition was satisfied this week as a heat wave descended on Sacramento. But other elements of a fiscally workable, politically doable agreement on the deficit-saturated budget are missing. While both legislative houses have passed shells of a budget, infighting among majority Democrats, resistance to new taxes among minority Republicans, and Gov. Gray Davis' low standing inside and outside the Capitol loom as major, perhaps insurmountable roadblocks.</p>
  • Viking Frozen in Block of Ice! Shocking discovery in Canada

    05/05/2003 10:44:16 PM PDT · by vikingchick · 23 replies · 295+ views
    World Weekly News ^ | 5/13/03 edition | Ahmet Farou, & Mike Foster
    WAKEHAM BAY, Canada---A team of explorers studying glacial formations stumbled upon one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the new millenium -- a ninth-century Viking warrior encased in a thick wall of ice and showing no visible sign of deomposition! More incredibly still, researchers believe it may be possible to revive him! "What we are about to attempt has never been tried before, but we firmly believe that with the technology available today, it will be possible to bring this man back to life with his mental faculties fully intact," declares lead scientist Dr. Nigel Hamm. "The unique manner in...
  • Lance Armstrong: A war would make racing difficult

    01/30/2003 6:33:32 AM PST · by jern · 203 replies · 668+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jan. 30, 2003 | Reuters
    Thursday, January 30 Armstrong: A war would make racing difficult -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Reuters MILAN -- American cyclist Lance Armstrong, the four-time Tour de France champion, says he is concerned about his security if the United States goes to war against Iraq. "We Americans do not enjoy much sympathy abroad at the moment," Armstrong said in an interview with the Italian sports daily Gazzetta dello Sport published on Thursday. "If I have to do the Tour with a war under way it would be very difficult for me." "In cycling you ride in the open -- there is no fencing or protection...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 1-28-03

    01/28/2003 1:06:11 AM PST · by petuniasevan · 9 replies · 337+ views
    NASA ^ | 1-28-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 January 28 The Lost World of Lake Vida Credit & Copyright: Thomas Nylen & Andrew Fountain (PSU), NASA, NSF Explanation: A lake hidden beneath 19 meters of ice has been found near the bottom of the world that might contain an ecosystem completely separate from our own. In a modern version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic book Lost World, scientists are now plotting a mission to...