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  • Dorchester man fatally wounded in Quincy store theft, police say

    03/10/2004 5:09:15 AM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 12 replies · 267+ views
    Boston Globe Online ^ | Wednesday, March 10, 2004 | John Ellement and Diane Allen
    <p>QUINCY -- William J. Quarterone did not go back to sleep yesterday morning, too troubled after watching a bleeding man collapse in front of his home in the early hours. Minutes before, police said, the man had stolen some Play Station 2 video games, and was fatally wounded as he fled.</p>
  • Beware those exploding beer bottles

    02/22/2004 2:48:25 PM PST · by vannrox · 15 replies · 232+ views
    Reuters ^ | February 22 2004 at 05:39PM | Editorial Staff
    Beijing - Beer bottles that exploded in the hot summer weather were one of the biggest health risks Chinese consumers faced last year, Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday. Complaints about food safety rose by nearly 25 percent in 2003 as newly wealthy Chinese consumers looked for quality and spoke out if they were disappointed, Xinhua quoted a leading consumer group as saying. "Personal injury, foreign matter in food, outdated or undated food and children's food safety were the chief (causes of) complaint," said Wang Qianhu, director of the China Consumers' Association's complaint and law department. "...Beer bottle explosions were...
  • SSAF REPORT FROM BAGHDAD -- Monday, 11-10

    11/10/2003 8:59:27 PM PST · by doug from upland · 25 replies · 226+ views
    Nick Ashton from a roof in Baghdad | 11-10-03 | Doug from Upland
    I reported a few days ago that Nick Ashton, the head of the company with which I work, was going to Baghdad. He landed on Sunday at the Baghdad Airport in a plane that had one of its two engines working. We have been communicating by internet with MSN messaging. Tonight, I was able to call him. He went up to the roof of the compound at which he is staying so he could get a signal. Of the Iraqis he has met, they are very glad that the United States has liberated them from the torturous hellhole that was...

    11/08/2003 6:46:57 AM PST · by doug from upland · 9 replies · 259+ views
    DFU ^ | 11-8-03 | DFU
    NOTE TO ADMIN MODERATOR -- please do not see this as a commercial for my company. It truly is newsworthy. I am not expecting this report to lead to business with other FReepers. Thanks. =================================================== Nick Ashton, president of SSAF, is on a plane right now on his way to Baghdad. His mission is to help prevent loss of life and injuries. The killer is glass. Here is his latest bulletin: CLICK. From a report about the bombing of the U.N. in Bagdad is the following from the AP -- UNITED NATIONS -- Senior U.N. officials must share responsibility for...

    08/19/2003 3:54:08 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 33 replies · 259+ views
    dfu | 8-19-2003 | DFU
    NOTE: This is for information, not for a commercial, so I won't give the company name or website. I hope, however, that this info will help save lives. Since 9-11, I describe my work as "fighting the terrorist bastards." I work with a company that, for over three decades around the world, has saved many lives. We manufacture and install the state-of-the-art window film in the world. It is capable of holding broken glass in the frame from the blast and overpressure wave and shrapnel from a 500-lb car bomb from a distance of 111 feet. It survives a fragmentation...
  • Remembrance of Things Passed: How my friend Stephen Glass got away with it (media fabrication alert)

    07/18/2003 1:04:15 PM PDT · by TheMole · 4 replies · 460+ views
    Washington Monthly ^ | July/August 2003 | Jonathan Chait
    One day in January 1996, I sat in Steve Glass's apartment following the returns to the New Hampshire primary with him and one or two other colleagues of ours at The New Republic. We were watching a C-SPAN call-in show, and Glass began speculating about how callers can get on the air. Glass picked up the phone and called the number, and said he lived in Manchester. His status as an apparent bonafide New Hampshirite thrust him to the front of the line--within seconds he was talking to the host. His immediate success flustered him. Asked whom he had voted...
  • Glass from McDonald's Hamburger Injures Fla. Deputy

    07/11/2003 1:08:37 PM PDT · by yonif · 22 replies · 290+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Fri Jul 11, 9:58 AM ET | Reuters
    TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - Two police officers were hospitalized on Thursday after one found broken glass in his hamburger at a McDonald's restaurant in Tampa, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said. The two deputies had stopped at the McDonald's for dinner. One deputy began bleeding from his mouth and found shards of broken glass under the bun of his hamburger, a spokesman for the sheriff's office told reporters. He was in stable condition at a Tampa hospital. The other deputy, who also ate a hamburger, was taken to the same hospital for examination. It was not clear if he had...

    05/15/2003 9:09:24 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 82 replies · 149+ views
    dfu ^ | 5-15-03 | DFU
    Pardon the cheap shameless plug, but I hope to have the opportunity to meet a few of you NY FReepers next week when I'm in NYC. For those not familiar with previous cheap shameless plugs, here is the business in which I am involved --- SSAF. Yes, a new cool flash website is being designed (actually by my son). For over thirty years, SSAF has protected the glass in major buildings around the world from terrorist bomb blasts. The company has saved many lives. In 7-mil optically clear or solar control, IMPAX EXTREME Fragmentation/Blast Security Window Film can sustain a...
  • CULTURAL ZERO Stephen Glass: I Lied For Esteem

    05/11/2003 6:19:04 PM PDT · by Liz · 18 replies · 432+ views
    CBS online ^ | May 7, 2003
    PHOTO Stephen Glass has written a novel about his life called “The Fabulist.” (CBS) " I wanted them to think I was a good journalist…a good person. I wanted them to love the story so they would love me.” Stephen Glass (CBS) Stephen Glass, the young Washington writer whose often-outrageous articles proved, in the end, to be rarely true, tells Correspondent Steve Kroft that he piled lie on top of lie to gain the admiration of his colleagues. Glass, who has written a novel about his life called “The Fabulist,” appears in his first interview on 60 Minutes Sunday, May...
  • DFU SONG: Beat It (Oh, Janeane....time to eat it)

    04/12/2003 5:02:09 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 9 replies · 317+ views
    DFU SONG PARODIES | 4-2003 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - BEAT IT You are a leftist stooge and Hollywood ho Each time you spoke, disdain for you was sure to grow We've cooked a tasty dish and it's time to have some crow Time to eat it…time to eat it Our president you thought that you could attack You thought that you had known it all about Iraq But what you did to troops was a knife right in their back So eat it…we have cooked it for you Just eat it, eat it…you're side's utterly defeated You and Mike Farrell…Martin Sheen, too You're always wrong…whatever you...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 1-12-03

    01/11/2003 10:53:25 PM PST · by petuniasevan · 6 replies · 313+ views
    NASA ^ | 1-12-03 | 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 12 A Spherule from Outer Space Credit: Timothy Culler (UCB) et al., Apollo 11 Crew, NASA Explanation: When a meteorite strikes the Moon, the energy of the impact melts some of the splattering rock, a fraction of which might cool into tiny glass beads. Many of these glass beads were present in lunar soil samples returned to Earth by the Apollo missions. Pictured above is one...
  • Editorial: Immigrants under glass

    12/22/2002 5:14:13 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 242+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 12/22/02 | Bee Editorial Staff
    <p>Thousands of males aged 16 years or older from five countries designated by U.S. authorities as sponsors of terrorism have registered with the Immigration and Naturalization Service as required by a new regulation. All were photographed, fingerprinted and interviewed, and may not change addresses, jobs or a course of study without notifying the INS in writing. Otherwise they become "out of status" and subject to arrest and deportation. That's reasonable, up to a point.</p>
  • Sharp Unveils 'Computer-On-Glass' Display

    10/22/2002 11:03:00 AM PDT · by sixmil · 7 replies · 296+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Oct 22, 5:03 AM ET | By Edmund Klamann
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Sharp Corp, Japan's largest maker of liquid crystal displays (LCDs), unveiled a screen Tuesday with microprocessor circuitry applied directly onto the glass, enabling it to function like a computer. Reuters Photo The company hopes to have products available by 2005 using the advanced circuitry, perhaps even a "display card" that could store data and be carried around for use with various gadgets from games machines to mobile phones to car navigation systems. "This could be something the size of a business card, perhaps with a wireless function and touch-screen input," Mikio Katayama, head of Sharp's mobile display...
  • Labor Day and the wisdom of women

    09/02/2002 9:44:32 AM PDT · by Jagdgewehr · 21 replies · 448+ views
    Union-Tribune Publishing Co. ^ | September 2, 2002 | Warren Farrell
    One American construction worker dies every workday hour. For the past 40 years Labor Day has emphasized the celebration of a crucial change in the labor force – the addition of women. The first Labor Day after Sept. 11, though, reminds us that one aspect of the labor force has experienced no more change than the "Glass Ceiling." That might be called the "Glass Cellar." When I did the research for a book called "The Myth of Male Power," I discovered a Glass Cellar that holds far more men than the Glass Ceiling. The Glass Cellar consists of the hazardous...
  • Glass Art Piece in Chicago Smashed

    08/19/2002 10:39:49 AM PDT · by Dog Gone · 31 replies · 535+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Monday, August 19, 2002
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Someone shattered a $70,000 glass flower sculpture by artist Dale Chihuly that was on display at the Garfield Park Conservatory, officials said. The colorful figurine, part of the ``Chihuly in the Park'' exhibit, was irreversibly damaged Friday night while the conservatory was closed for a private party, Chicago Park District spokeswoman Angelynne Amores said. ``It's like someone plucked the flower,'' said Amores. Police said their investigation would include tracking down guests at the party, held to honor a couple on their wedding anniversary. The cost of the damage will be recouped because the party hosts had to...
  • Ancient Atomic Warfare - Religious texts and geological evidence

    07/22/2002 2:01:00 PM PDT · by vannrox · 80 replies · 5,735+ views
    New York Herald Tribune on February 16, 1947 ^ | New York Herald Tribune on February 16, 1947 | Ivan T. Sanderson
    Ancient Atomic WarfareReligious texts and geological evidence suggest that several parts of the world have experienced destructive atomic blasts in ages past. The following item appeared in the New York Herald Tribune on February 16, 1947 (and was repeated by Ivan T. Sanderson in the January 1970 issue of his magazine, Pursuit): When the first atomic bomb exploded in New Mexico, the desert sand turned to fused green glass. This fact, according to the magazine Free World, has given certain archaeologists a turn. They have been digging in the ancient Euphrates Valley and have uncovered a layer of agrarian culture 8,000...

    07/05/2002 3:52:52 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 206+ views
    e-mail from Nick Ashton, President SSAF ^ | September 1994 | Timothy Hillier
    September 1994 Bomb Attacks in City Centers By TIMOTHY HILLIER Chief Superintendent Hillier serves in the Operational Support Department of the City of London Police, London, England. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Massive explosions in London, New York, and other major cities worldwide clearly demonstrate that important financial districts have become prestigious targets for terrorist organizations, regardless of their motives. In addition to causing significant loss of life, these bombs can severely disrupt trade and economic transactions. Further, modern satellite communications broadcast grisly bomb scene images around the world within minutes, adding to the lure of this type of target for groups seeking media...