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  • Pamela Anderson recalls gang-rape during high school: ‘I just wanted off this earth’

    05/20/2014 8:22:05 AM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 115 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 19, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Former “Baywatch” beauty Pamela Anderson said she was gang-raped by seven boys in high school — including her then-boyfriend — and was also subjected to sexual molestation by a babysitter between the ages of 6 and 10. Ms. Anderson, speaking during the launch of her Pamela Anderson Foundation, said she was raped, too, at the age of 12 by a 25-year-old, NBC News reported. “My first boyfriend in grade nine decided it would be funny to gang-rape me, with six of his friends,” she said, NBC reported, citing a transcript of her speech that was posted on her foundation’s website....
  • Man Accused of Chasing Victims at Kissimmee Bus Stop With Screwdriver

    07/22/2011 6:57:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | July 20, 2011 | Walter Pacheco
    A man accused of chasing two people with a screwdriver at a Kissimmee bus stop is behind bars today, facing several felony charges. Osceola County Sheriff's Office records show that Raushamon L. Brown, 40, and an unidentified woman on Monday approached the two victims at the bus stop in front of the Rodeway Inn, in the 4500 block of W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, shortly before 7:30 p.m. The victims told deputies that Brown demanded money from them. When the victims refused and started walking away from him, Brown chased and threatened them with a screwdriver. Reports show the woman...
  • PATIO DOOR SELECTION AND SECURITY??

    08/30/2010 6:28:54 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 26 replies
    August 30, 2010 | Me
    I wonder if any one has some input about security for patio doors. I plan to put two in the kitchen. I am NOT putting sliding doors and I am favoring French doors. One door is needed for access to the existing patio. The other door will be on another wall leading out…and where planned improvements will require access to the yard. I would like to know what the most secure selection would be …. or else what kinds of modifications I can make in order to further secure the doors I do select. (For example: the Pella French door...
  • Construction Mom & Pops Are Breaking Their Necks For Work

    08/04/2010 4:34:49 PM PDT · by Windflier · 31 replies
    Self ^ | August 4th, 2010 | Windflier
    Even before Obamanomics made a shambles of the US economy, Mom & Pop construction businesses were hustling hard to stay busy. Unfair competition from contractors who utilize illegal alien labor to undercut fair market prices has been hurting small construction businesses for well over a decade, and many have lost the battle to keep their doors open. Those Americans in small business who’ve resisted the lure to play in the mud with their less-than-ethical competitors, now face an almost nightmarish scenario in their chosen fields of expertise, because a downturned economy has been added to the equation. I am intimately...
  • Vanity: Front end washer/dryer upgrade: Gas/Electric? Which Brand?

    01/11/2010 11:58:02 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 121 replies · 1,926+ views
    Sears ^ | 11 Jan 09 | dcbryan1
    New wife and I are looking to upgrade our old, worn out top loading washer and dryer. We are in a new house now, and I noticed a gas hookup in the laundry room.Do any of you have experience, comments, and recommendations on the following issues: 1) Working with Sears for purchase and installation; 2) Front end loading washer and dryers; 3) Gas dryers.Any suggestions, comments, etc. would be appreciated.
  • Bus Tours Show Properties in Foreclosure

    03/26/2008 8:22:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 514+ views
    Breitbart ^ | March 26, 2008 | Adrian Sainz
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The white bus rumbles into the quiet suburban neighborhood, heading toward a foreclosed home that sits empty. Neighbors, young and old, cock their heads in curiosity or point at the slow-moving coach. Once the vehicle stops, about 20 potential buyers file out and become detectives, opening and closing cabinets and drawers, knocking on walls and asking about the price, the previous owners and what repairs may be needed. Welcome to the Foreclosure Bus Tour, a six-hour expedition to show Orlando-area homes and educate potential buyers on the vagaries of snatching foreclosures in a state where the...
  • Direct Buy Scam - Does Laura I know?

    02/24/2008 9:47:30 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 83 replies · 2,625+ views
    Internet ^ | Feburary 24, 2008 | consumeres
    If you've ever wondered about Direct Buy and how they will save you money on home improvement and home deco, including appliances - check this out. We listened to Laura I. on talk radio and figured she wouldn't give us bad info but after reading the amazing amount of horror stories on the web (God bless people who warn us of fraud) I felt ready to post again to FR. Hi all.
  • An Economic Pillar on the Verge of Collapse

    12/07/2006 8:52:46 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 180 replies · 3,675+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 6, 2006 | Steven Pearlstein
    An Economic Pillar on the Verge of Collapse By Steven Pearlstein Wednesday, December 6, 2006; D01 It's been more than a year since we've heard from those who denied there was a housing bubble. Since then, the industry boosters, along with the "soft-landing" crowd over at the Federal Reserve, have coalesced around the idea that maybe the market got a bit frothy after all, but now the correction is almost complete, the unsold inventory's been worked off and the worst is behind us. But just when you're feeling hopeful again, you get reports like yesterday's Wall Street Journal piece reporting...
  • How difficult is it to install a steel garage door myself

    10/06/2006 6:43:12 AM PDT · by rudy45 · 23 replies · 442+ views
    What's the hardest part about putting up a garage door? I would be replacing everything (door, tracks, springs etc.). It would be an 8x7 door, Clopay/Home Depot. Thanks.
  • Prescott unleashes spy satellites to check on home improvements (U.K.)

    01/01/2006 11:18:30 AM PST · by Lorianne · 19 replies · 648+ views
    The Times Online (UK) ^ | January 01, 2006
    THE government has advised council-tax inspectors to use “spy in the sky” satellite cameras to snoop on people’s homes to see if they have added extensions, conservatories and even sheds that could boost the value of their property, writes David Cracknell. The Tories have unearthed official documents which show that John Prescott, the deputy prime minister, plans to use pictures from space as part of his revaluation of homes across England. The data will be used to reband people’s homes over the next few years, meaning that property owners whose houses have shot up in value face higher council tax...
  • PLUMBING QUESTION - Changing a WATER PRESSURE REDUCER in my townhouse (Handymen/women welcome!...)

    12/12/2005 10:14:10 AM PST · by ElPatriota · 98 replies · 2,137+ views
    Hi all, All of the sudden when I was taking a shower, the pressure just increased at least by a factor or 2X... too strong!...I had to reduce the pressure from the shower head. Anyway, the water company came to check and found the pressure (78 lbs) which is normal so they said to check the "Water Pressure Reducer." (about $50.00) it seems this is what it is, although I can never be sure until a plumber looks at it. I already found out it costs $250.00. Not a lot but still.... On the surface it does not seem like...
  • Refinancing: Take the Low Road

    01/10/2005 4:14:54 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 2 replies · 646+ views
    SmartMoney.com ^ | January 10, 2005
    THINKING OF REFINANCING your mortgage? Welcome to the club. With mortgage rates so low over the past few years, the question hasn't been "should you refinance?" but "when"? While conventional wisdom once said you had to shave at least 2% off your loan in order for refinancing to make sense, these days it could be worthwhile with an interest reduction of just 0.75%, says Doug Perry of Countrywide's consumer-markets division. That's because soaring home values, increased competition and automated underwriting (which can approve or reject your refi application in a matter of minutes) have made refinancing quicker, easier and potentially...
  • TV's Earl Hindman dead at 61 (unseen neighbor on "Home Improvement")

    12/30/2003 2:29:12 AM PST · by Gigantor · 13 replies · 2,277+ views
    ABC News | 12/30/03 | Gigantor
    Earl Heindman, who played the next door neighbor on TV's Home Improvement has died at age 61 in Connecticut, from Lung Cancer.
  • America to Send Support and Thanks to U.S. Troops Overseas

    03/28/2003 9:25:15 AM PST · by anymouse · 2 replies · 324+ views
    Lowe's Press Release ^ | Friday March 28, 11:30 am ET
    Lowe's Power of Pride Salute Hits the Road, Race Track for Memorial Day Tribute WILKESBORO, N.C., March 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse and Team Lowe's Racing are joining forces with the United Service Organizations (USO) to carry out the 2003 Power of Pride program and implement "Operation USO Care Package." The Lowe's and USO alliance will enable individuals to support America's men and women in uniform deployed overseas through personal messages and care packages specially requested by the military. "We want to give Americans an opportunity to express their personal gratitude to the men and women serving our...