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  • Ukraine to Open Chernobyl Area to Tourists in 2011

    KIEV, Ukraine -- Want a better understanding of the world's worst nuclear disaster? Come tour the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Beginning next year, Ukraine plans to open up the sealed zone around the Chernobyl reactor to visitors who wish to learn more about the tragedy that occurred nearly a quarter of a century ago, the Emergency Situations Ministry said Monday. Chernobyl's reactor No. 4 exploded on April 26, 1986, spewing radiation over a large swath of northern Europe. Hundreds of thousands of people were resettled from areas contaminated with radiation fallout in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia. Related health problems still...
  • No fries with that: fast food axed at Afghan bases

    04/06/2010 8:00:33 PM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 83 replies · 1,463+ views
    Yahoo News (Reuters) ^ | April 5, 2010 | Deepa Babington
    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Fast food joints where soldiers wolf down burgers and pizza will soon be a thing of the past at bases in Afghanistan, as the U.S. military reminds soldiers they are at war and not in "an amusement park." In the sprawling military base at Kandahar, the fast food outlets facing the axe include Burger King, Pizza Hut, and the U.S. chain restaurant T.G.I. Friday's that features a bar with alcohol-free margaritas and other drinks -- all set along the bustling "Boardwalk" area of the base. ---SNIP--- The U.S. military says its beef with the burger...
  • Toddler dies of possible morphine overdose

    12/28/2009 11:30:16 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 24 replies · 1,179+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 12/28/2009 | Eva Ruth Moravec - Express-News
    A toddler who authorities said was possibly given too much morphine during a dental procedure died Sunday night. According to the Bexar County medical examiner's office, Maddoux Cordova was pronounced dead at 7 p.m. at Wilford Hall Medical Center, where he had been treated for about two weeks after complications arose from the Dec. 11 dental procedure. Mark Stinnett, attorney for Maddoux's dentist, said the procedure took place at an outpatient surgical facility. An anesthesiologist administered his medication, Stinnett said. The 22-month-old was being treated for a decaying tooth, family members said. According to a spokeswoman for the San Antonio...
  • Steelman passes on 2010 bid (Missouri)

    09/16/2009 7:12:12 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 18 replies · 569+ views
    The Hill ^ | 091609 | Aaron Blake
    Former Missouri state Treasurer Sarah Steelman (R) has announced she won't run for anything in 2010. The treasurer was expected early on to run for Senate in a primary against Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.). But after opening an exploratory committee, she backed off that race and started looking at running for Blunt's open House seat. Now she's doing neither. Steelman, of Rolla, said in a statement that she has "unfinished work'' at home, raising her youngest son with her husband. David Steelman, a prominent lawyer and fellow former legislator. "Michael is 14 and I want to raise him here in...
  • Obama wins Indiana

    11/05/2008 1:24:17 AM PST · by Impy · 87 replies · 6,412+ views
    AP ^ | 11-05-08 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Another state that hasn't voted for a Democrat for president in quite a while has done so this time. The last time Indiana voted for a Democrat for president was when Lyndon Johnson was elected in 1964.
  • Golden Gate Bridge officials vote for suicide net

    10/10/2008 9:06:21 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 42 replies · 1,045+ views
    Golden Gate Bridge officials vote for suicide net SAN FRANCISCO — Golden Gate Bridge officials have voted to hang a stainless steel net below the iconic span to stop suicides. The Golden Gate Transportation District's board of directors voted 14-1...
  • Naked Kyrgyzian 'From Space' Attacks US Embassy in Bishkek

    04/23/2007 11:22:59 AM PDT · by anymouse · 16 replies · 2,427+ views
    Bishkek News Agency | 23 Apr 07
    A man who called himself "a messenger from space" has tried to blow up the US embassy in Kyrgyzstan. The incident took place today [23 April] at about 0330 hours [2130 gmt 22 April]. The Kyrgyz Interior Ministry's press service has said that two police sergeants who were guarding the embassy heard a cry. They saw a guard at a checkpoint trying to calm down an absolutely naked man, who was holding an object in his hands. Later, it became clear that the man had come to the diplomatic mission's checkpoint and threatened to blow up the building. He then...
  • FOX News Alert: Fred Thompson announces he has Lymphoma ( he is in remission )

    04/11/2007 6:27:06 AM PDT · by tsmith130 · 518 replies · 19,299+ views
    Fox News | 04/11/2007
    Damn! Will be on Fox today with Neil Cavuto.
  • Teen's boyfriend was really a woman, 30, police say

    04/04/2007 5:24:53 PM PDT · by NavyCanDo · 9 replies · 532+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 4-4-07 | Jennifer Sullivan
    For years, she convinced everyone that she was a man. The 30-year-old woman even conned her 14-year-old "girlfriend's" family into believing she was a 17-year-old boy named Mark Villanueva, according to paperwork filed in Everett District Court. She lived with the Everett family on and off over the past two years and formed a relationship with the 14-year-old girl. It wasn't until Monday, when the woman was arrested for child rape, that her real identity came out, according to court papers. She is being held at the Snohomish County Jail in lieu of $150,000 bail. Now Everett police and Snohomish...
  • Sheriff: Man Shot 2 on Way to Game

    03/31/2007 9:01:30 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 18 replies · 869+ views
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | 31 March 2007
    Sheriff: Man Shot 2 on Way to Game COLUMBIA, S.C. - A man killed a 60-year-old woman and shot a store clerk to get cars on his way to see his brother, who was playing football at the University of South Carolina, authorities said Saturday. Demetrius M. Pepper, 24, was arrested outside of the stadium where the team was playing a scrimmage game, Newberry County deputies said. His brother, Nathan Pepper, is a rising junior defensive lineman for the Gamecocks. Deputies said the elder Pepper stole his first car after shooting its owner at a Greenville convenience store around 7:45...
  • Drug dealer's body severed in Homewood (Pittsburgh) crash

    02/19/2007 1:03:17 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 19 replies · 1,812+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | February 19, 2007 | Torsten Ove
    A man found dead on a Homewood street this morning was cut in half when he reached into a car and the driver took off, slamming him into a pole on Hamilton Avenue, police said Pittsburgh Police said the victim, who was identified as Antwon Williams, 45, was selling drugs to the driver of a blue Dodge Neon shortly after 6 a.m. Witnesses told police that the driver accepted crack cocaine but tried to drive away without paying. The seller then reached inside the driver's side window to try to put the car into park, but the driver drove off....
  • Court removes Judge Sloop (FL Supreme Court, rejects lesser punishments)

    01/05/2007 1:16:42 PM PST · by longtermmemmory · 24 replies · 1,453+ views
    Amid confusion of a new Seminole County Courthouse, 11 citizens were directed to sit in the wrong courtroom to respond to traffic citations. Next door in an adjoining courtroom, an angry Judge John Sloop signed warrants for their arrest for failing to show. The citizens were handcuffed and chained by 15 officers who took them to jail, where they were strip-searched and sat locked up nine hours until 9 that Friday night. On the following Monday, when Chief Judge James Perry asked why he didn’t solve the problem when two judges and a bailiff first alerted him to the mistake...
  • Somalia Town Threatens to Behead People (must pray 5 times)

    12/06/2006 10:21:49 AM PST · by batter · 85 replies · 1,841+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 06 December, 2006 | Al AP
    MOGADISHU, Somalia — Residents of a southern Somalia town who do not pray five times a day will be beheaded, an official said Wednesday, adding the edict will be implemented in three days. Shops, tea houses and other public places in Bulo Burto, about 124 miles northeast of the capital, Mogadishu, should be closed during prayer time and no one should be on the streets, said Sheik Hussein Barre Rage, the chairman of the town's Islamic court. His court is part of a network backed by armed militiamen that has taken control of much of southern Somalia in recent months,...
  • Caption Murtha being humiliated by Pelosi and Hoyer!

    11/17/2006 8:54:16 AM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 77 replies · 1,898+ views
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  • 15 Venomous Snakes Found At Marion County Home

    11/14/2006 7:35:03 PM PST · by smug · 119 replies · 2,344+ views ^ | 11/14/2006 | By the Associated Press
    Conservation officers who entered the home of a man who sought treatment for a poisonous snake bite found 15 venomous vipers, including cobras and rattlesnakes, inside.
  • British Man Injured After Lighting Firecracker in Buttocks

    11/09/2006 6:44:30 PM PST · by Sopater · 10 replies · 473+ views
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, November 09, 2006 | Associated Press
    LONDON — A 22-year-old man suffered internal injuries after lighting a small firecracker he had inserted into his buttocks, paramedics said Thursday. The incident took place Sunday, when Britain celebrated Bonfire Night, traditionally marked with fireworks to celebrate the Guy Fawkes' gunpowder plot to blow up Parliament in the 17th century. The man suffered burns and other unspecified internal injuries in the incident in Sunderland, 275 miles north of London. Katherine Shenton, a spokeswoman for the North East Ambulance Service, said a caller had phoned in that the victim was bleeding after the firecracker exploded. Several of the man's friends...
  • Man killed by beer keg explosion

    10/23/2006 11:11:14 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 114 replies · 3,458+ views
    Canoe ^ | October 23, 2006
    NEW MILFORD, Conn. (AP) - Investigators were trying to determine who tossed a beer keg into a burning barrel at a party, causing a deadly explosion that sent metal shards slicing through a crowd of people, police said. The explosion early Sunday killed Sean Caselli, 22, of New Milford. Seven other people were taken to hospitals with burns and shrapnel wounds, police said. Caselli was struck in the neck by a piece of flying metal. Police Sgt. Lee Grabner said investigators interviewed witnesses Sunday to try to identify the person who threw a quarter-keg of beer into the flames, and...
  • Another Kerry Email: "We Are the Troops" (Barf)

    09/12/2006 12:48:07 PM PDT · by ChuckShick · 59 replies · 1,393+ views
    John Kerry Email ^ | 9/12/06 | John Kerry
    Dear Friend, I remember when I was back home from Vietnam and veterans were speaking out against the Vietnam war policy, someone yelled at the vets: "You should support the troops." One of those veterans said simply: "Lady, we are the troops." With a war in Iraq gone horribly wrong and a Republican attack machine determined to smear those who speak out, there's nothing more important this fall than electing veterans to Congress who can speak out about Iraq with a special moral authority. And man, do we need them. Recently, John "Randy" Kuhl, a Republican incumbent House member from...
  • Anna Kournikova Sues Tabloid over Nude Photos (yes, pictures at link!)

    08/15/2006 5:35:35 AM PDT · by Coop · 298 replies · 25,324+ views
    23 September - Support the Troops & Their MissionThe D.C. Chapter of invites all those who support our troops and their mission fighting the war on terrorists in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere at home and abroad to join us in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, September 23, 2006, from noon to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the Washington Monument at 17th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW.Announcement here 1 October - Boot MurthaCome to the National VFTT Boot Murtha Rally Sunday, Oct. 1st in Johnstown, PA Location -- Cambria County War Memorial Arena, downtown Johnstown (Murtha's hometown!) Time -- 2:00...
  • Montana man's suicide bullet kills girl

    06/27/2006 1:48:49 PM PDT · by Borges · 23 replies · 773+ views
    Yahoo -AP ^ | 6/27/06
    EUREKA, Mont. - A man who committed suicide at a party also killed a 16-year-old girl when the bullet traveled through his head and struck her in the chest, authorities said. Jacob R. Lee, 19, and Lorena Mocko, 16, were found shot to death at around 1 a.m. Saturday, Lincoln County authorities said. Lee shot himself and the bullet passed through him and fatally struck Mocko, Lincoln County Sheriff Daryl Anderson said Tuesday. "It was just a total freak thing," said Jeri Mitchell, a friend of Mocko's mother. Mocko, who lived across the border Canadian border in Fernie, British Columbia,...
  • Dark carnival of Satanists meet in Hollywood ( city-of-the-damned known as Los Angeles,)

    06/07/2006 7:53:00 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 32 replies · 1,007+ views
    Breitbart/AFP ^ | Jun 07 2006
    Satanists from around the world gathered in Hollywood for a mass to mark June 6, 2006, or "6-6-6," and to mock fears over the date known by dark believers as the number of the beast. The sold-out evening high mass also commemorates the anniversary of the organizing group, the Church of Satan, founded by Anton Szandar La Vey in 1966 who was dubbed "the black pope" by the press. "Satanists from around the globe are converging on that city-of-the-damned known in common parlance as Los Angeles," the group said on its website. The mass, an original three-act dramatic ritual, will...
  • Drinking And Dynamite Don't Mix

    05/27/2006 6:56:13 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 72 replies · 1,577+ views
    KOMO, Channel 4 ^ | May 26, 2006 | Staff
    SEATTLE - Three men are in the hospital with serious injuries after a fireworks accident Thursday. Investigators say the victims were part of a group of 10 or 12 construction workers having a barbeque at the KOA campground off Highway 12 in Lewis County. One of the men came over to the campfire and showed off a powerful firework that was about 5 inches long and an inch thick. Another man tossed it into the fire, but it failed to light, so he reached in to the fire to retrieve it, police say. A family member told KOMO 4 News...
  • Man Could Face Charges After Being Run Over

    05/21/2006 10:00:15 AM PDT · by anymouse · 11 replies · 543+ views
    Galveston Daily News ^ | May 21, 2006 | Scott E. Williams
    DICKINSON — Police said a woman who ran over her husband with her car Friday night was likely acting in self-defense and that her estranged husband could face criminal charges. The 44-year-old man, who was taken to the hospital after being struck in the driveway of a residence in the 4200 block of Scenic Drive about 8:30 p.m. Friday, was in stable condition Saturday. The incident sparked comparisons to that of Friendswood resident Clara Harris, who ran over and killed her husband in a hotel parking lot in 2002. The outcome of this case appears to be different. Dickinson police...
  • Thieves steal rollercoaster

    05/19/2006 3:51:59 PM PDT · by Borges · 7 replies · 346+ views
    Ananova ^ | 5/19/06
    German police officers are asking for help in tracking down thieves who stole an entire rollercoaster. The 20 ton big dipper, worth more than £13,000, was stolen from a truck that had stopped at a car park in Bischofsheim on its way to a nearby funfair. Local police officer Martin Gruber said: "In all the years on the job I have never heard of a rollercoaster being stolen. "We've no idea what the thieves could possibly want with it, and are appealing to the public for help. The last thing we want is for amateurs to try putting it together."
  • Ex Stripper Does New Turn

    05/02/2006 12:43:32 AM PDT · by TypeZoNegative · 22 replies · 1,770+ views
    LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Heather Veitch, a tall, shapely blonde, made a career out of baring it all at strip clubs. Now when she walks in a club, it is just to deliver her naked truth about God. ADVERTISEMENT "If you are a Christian, see us in ACTION," she says in a faith-based tease on her website,, geared toward women in the sex industry as well as men who turn to it. Last month she was introduced on evangelist Pat Robertson's "The 700 Club" as a "holy hottie." At 32, Veitch still has a girlish strain to her voice,...
  • Trip of 372 miles a day to work wins commuter contest prize

    04/18/2006 4:57:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies · 405+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | April 17, 2006 | Shane Graber and Elisa Crouch
    So maybe it does pay to drive a lot. Back in January, we told you about a Midas contest to see who has the longest commute. Dave Givens of Mariposa, Calif., won the grand prize of $10,000 in gas money for driving 186 miles every day to work. Rick Dow, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Midas, said in a news release that all that gas money sure will come in handy. "Let's face it, he needs all the help he can get," Dow said. Givens, an electrical engineer in San Jose, Calif., drives 372 miles round trip,...
  • Grand Jury to Hear McKinney Case (tomorrow)

    04/05/2006 3:46:35 PM PDT · by mhking · 100 replies · 2,427+ views
    WXIA-TV Atlanta ^ | 04.05.06 | Michael King
    MSNBC reported late Wednesday afternoon that a grand jury would hear evidence against Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-4th Ga.) on Thursday. No word is available on how soon a warrant may be issued against McKinney. The Washington Post reports Capitol police want McKinney prosecuted on a misdemeanor charge of assaulting a police officer. The fourth district congresswoman has said she's a victim of racial profiling and insists she struck the officer after he touched her inappropriately.
  • Black TV Shows Have More Fast Food Ads

    CHICAGO - There are far more ads for fast food and snacks on black-oriented TV than on channels with more general programming, researchers report in a provocative study that suggests a link to high obesity rates in black children. The results come from a study that lasted just one week in the summer. Commercials on Black Entertainment Television, the nation's first black-targeted cable channel, were compared with ads during afternoon and evening shows on the WB network and Disney Channel. Of the nearly 1,100 ads, more than half were for fast food and drinks, such as sodas. About 66 percent...
  • McKinney Speaks (Again!?) Monday Morning

    04/03/2006 6:11:29 AM PDT · by mhking · 281 replies · 9,036+ views
    WXIA-TV Atlanta ^ | 4.3.06 | Michael King
    U.S. Representative Cynthia McKinney (D-4th Ga.) is expected to have something new to say about her run-in with a Capitol police officer at a news conference on Monday morning. The incident happened last week. McKinney says she was the victim of racial profiling by Capitol police in the incident. McKinney’s spokespersons say that she will have “something new” to say at a 10:30 a.m. news conference, at the Community Church of Christ on Cascade Road in southwest Atlanta.
  • McKinney: "In Congress While Black" (Lawyer sez she's a victim)(Abstract)

    03/31/2006 2:11:45 PM PST · by mhking · 91 replies · 1,810+ views
    WXIA-TV Atlanta ^ | 3.31.06 | Michael King
    Representative Cynthia McKinney’s lawyer says that she is simply a victim of “being in Congress while black.” McKinney planned a late-afternoon news conference in Washington to discuss the altercation she had with a Capitol police officer on Wednesday. Her lawyer, James W. Myart Jr. says that her problems with police are racial in nature. “Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, like thousands of average Americans across this country, is, too, a victim of the excessive use of force by law enforcement officials because of how she looks and the color of her skin,” Myart said. “Ms. McKinney is just a victim of being...
  • Iraqi Cleric Al-Sadr Unharmed by Mortar

    03/26/2006 9:00:32 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 976+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/26/06 | Sinan Salaheddin - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - A mortar round slammed to earth near Muqtada al-Sadr's home Sunday in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, but the popular anti-American cleric was not hurt, an aide said. Also Sunday, the Iraqi army said it had dispatched troops to investigate a report that 30 beheaded corpses were found in a village north of Baghdad. Brig. Saman Talabani, commander of the Iraqi Army 2nd Battalion, said the bodies were reported by residents in Mullah Eid, a village near the town of Buhriz, a former Saddam Hussein stronghold about 35 miles north of Baghdad. A child and at...
  • Chapter 2: Section 51. Donut of commonwealth (Yes, it's real)

    03/01/2006 7:02:57 PM PST · by annie laurie · 6 replies · 212+ views
    Commonwealth of Massachusetts ( ^ | Unknown | Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Windows Computer Rage... is there a personality type worse than A?

    02/20/2006 9:37:11 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 15 replies · 345+ views
    Ever get tired of the wait time for Windows to be ready to accept your input??? Watch this video of someone who has a real lack of patience...
  • Patches The Horse (Video)

    02/06/2006 9:41:35 AM PST · by DirtyHarryY2K · 28 replies · 1,386+ views
    Patches The Horse (Video) Good stuff! That sure is a very unusual horse. ;-)
  • Alito's First Ruling Isn't Encouraging (Soutered again?)

    02/03/2006 1:05:52 PM PST · by FerdieMurphy · 215 replies · 5,907+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 2/3/2006 | Lee R. Shelton IV
    Imagine yourself in the stands at the Kentucky Derby. A new horse by the name of President's Choice, a strong thoroughbred that racing aficionados have been talking about, is favored to win. "And they're off!" Now imagine everyone's shock when the gates fly open and the odds-on favorite starts running the wrong way. We saw something similar last night. Samuel Alito, the "conservative" judicial nominee over whom all good little Republicans were drooling, cast his first vote as the nation's newest black-robed oligarch. This morning's edition of the Washington Post reported: "New Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito split with the...
  • Dr Karl awarded AM for belly button lint

    01/26/2006 6:49:35 PM PST · by annie laurie · 4 replies · 148+ views
    ABC Science Online ^ | Thursday, 26 January 2006 | Judy Skatssoon
    Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, the man responsible for demystifying belly button lint, has been awarded an Australia Day Honour for his work as a science communicator. Dr Karl's appointment as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) is the latest in a long list of accolades for the former scientist, engineer and paediatric emergency doctor, including a 2002 Ig Nobel Prize for his belly button lint research.
  • (Fmr. ABC reporter/anchor) Marash To Anchor Al Jazeera (US/English Version)

    01/13/2006 7:52:02 AM PST · by mhking · 14 replies · 564+ views
    l Jazeera International, the 24-hour English-language global-news network gearing up for a late-spring launch, settled industry rumors Jan. 12 when it named ex-Nightline correspondent Dave Marash as the news anchor at its Washington broadcast center. Although they have still not yet determined just how much U.S. carriage they will get by launch, Al Jazeera expects to reach 30-40 million homes worldwide initially, including 8 million homes under a deal already signed with BSkyB in the U.K. Marash, who covered international and domestic news for Nightline beginning in 1989, will be the senior anchor for the network’s U.S. headquarters in Washington,...
  • Broken Ice Dam Blamed For 300-Year Chill

    01/10/2006 2:47:01 PM PST · by blam · 95 replies · 2,573+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 1-10-2006 | Kurt Kleiner
    Broken ice dam blamed for 300-year chill 14:21 10 January 2006 news service Kurt Kleiner A three-century-long cold spell that chilled Europe 8200 years ago was probably caused by the bursting of a Canadian ice dam, which released a colossal flood of glacial meltwater into the Atlantic Ocean. Two new papers, using different computer models, show that the massive freshwater flood accounts for evidence of the sudden climate change, which cooled Greenland by an average of 7.4°C, and Europe by about 1°C. It was the most abrupt and widespread cool spell in the last 10,000 years. Evidence for the...
  • Drunk Woman Sics Dogs on New Zealand Cops

    01/10/2006 4:30:30 AM PST · by martin_fierro · 3 replies · 312+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | Mon Jan 9, 9:53 PM ET
    Drunk Woman Sics Dogs on New Zealand Cops Mon Jan 9, 9:53 PM ET WELLINGTON, New Zealand - A drunken woman unleashed pitbulls on two New Zealand policemen responding to a domestic dispute, sending them scrambling to their patrol car where she bashed in their windshield with her feet, police said. Gunshots and pepper spray couldn't deter the pair of angry hounds, which hurled themselves at the car's windows, said Detective Senior Sergeant Neil Grimstone in the northern city of Auckland. The "intoxicated and aggressive female," meanwhile, "jumped up onto the bonnet of the car and smashed the patrol vehicle's...
  • 'Mohammed' Most Popular Name in Rotterdam

    01/09/2006 6:24:48 PM PST · by shezz · 1 replies · 329+ views ^ | 01/10/06 | Johan van Dale
    If Pim Fortuyn knew, he would turn in his Provesanose grave. Not only was Mohammed the most popular name in Rotterdam for children, according to the Social Insurance Bank, nobody has named their child Pim.
  • Police Officer Attacked by Pack of Angry Chihuahuas

    01/02/2006 8:33:18 AM PST · by AlaninSA · 44 replies · 1,341+ views
    WOAI Radio ^ | 12/30/2005 | WOAI
    FREMONT, Calif. (AP) -- A pack of angry Chihuahuas attacked a police officer who was escorting a teenager home after a traffic stop, authorities said. The officer suffered minor injuries, including bites to his ankle, Detective Bill Veteran said. The five Chihuahuas escaped the 17-year-old boy's home and rushed the officer in the doorway Thursday, authorities said. The teenager had been detained after the traffic incident. The officer was treated at a hospital and returned to work less than two hours later.
  • Man with bullet in brain drives himself to work, hospital (girlfriend/shooter commits suicide)

    12/29/2005 4:29:55 PM PST · by RedBloodedAmerican · 99 replies · 1,886+ views
    nj online ^ | Last updated Dec. 29, 2005 | TONY BRIGGS
    PORT ORANGE -- A man who woke up this morning bleeding from a bullet wound to his forehead later drove himself to work, and then to a hospital, where he was in stable condition this afternoon after undergoing brain surgery, Port Orange police said. Glen Betterley, 53, of 5267 Orange Ave., told police he woke up about 4:30 a.m. and noticed blood on his face but didn't know know where it came from. He asked his girlfriend, Emma Lorene Larsen, 65, if she was responsible but she could not explain it. So he washed his face and went back to...
  • Feigned Retardation: Mucklow Allegedly Did It To Fondle Women

    12/15/2005 7:47:57 AM PST · by M203M4 · 35 replies · 1,284+ views
    WCHS TV ^ | December 9, 2005 | Sabine Boggs
    His female caretakers thought they were caring for a handicapped adult, but William Mucklow was really a financial analyst. His nurses say he had a scheming mind and a penchant for Pampers. More than 20 women allege Mucklow behaved like a baby and asked them to change his diapers. Debbie McKemy/Alleged Victim: "He came to the door in a green onesy with a diaper full and a binky in his mouth. He acted like a 3-year-old child." Court documents allege William Mucklow pretended to be his own mother on phone interviews arranging for health care workers to come to his...
  • Brothers Die In Separate Car Crashes Minutes Apart

    12/08/2005 11:24:13 AM PST · by digger48 · 34 replies · 1,675+ views
    The Indy Channel ^ | 12-8-05 | AP
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Two brothers died within minutes of each other early Wednesday in separate traffic crashes in a rural county where their father is a sheriff's deputy. Rory McDowell, 23, and Cory McDowell, 21, were pronounced dead a couple of miles from the home they shared with their father, Andy McDowell, in southwestern Kentucky's Warren County. Andy McDowell was not on duty at the time but was taken to Rory's crash. He later was driven past Cory's fiery crash, not knowing his younger son was involved in it. "You take the most unimaginable hell that a parent could be...
  • Pastor electrocuted while performing baptism

    11/25/2005 10:14:11 PM PST · by jb6 · 13 replies · 379+ views
    CNN ^ | October 31, 2005
    WACO, Texas (AP) -- A pastor performing a baptism was electrocuted inside his church Sunday morning when he adjusted a nearby microphone while standing in water, a church employee said. The Rev. Kyle Lake, 33, was stepping into the baptistery as he reached out for the microphone, which produced an electric shock, said University Baptist Church community pastor Ben Dudley. Water in a baptistery usually reaches above the waist, said Byron Weathersbee, interim university chaplain at Baylor University.
  • Someone actually made, then ATE this gargantuan thing passing for a sandwich

    11/04/2005 9:54:03 PM PST · by mhking · 64 replies · 1,283+ views
    Food Calories Fried Mushrooms – 15 450 Bacon – 14 pieces 990 Onion rings – 18 1140 Ground Beef – 1/4 lb. 293 Corndogs – 2 540 Swiss Cheese – 4 slices 425 Provolone Cheese – 4 slices 397 Cheddar Cheese – 4 slices 455 Sliced Ham – 1/4 lb. 184 Sliced Turkey – 1/4 lb. 181 Pastrami – 1/4 lb. 394 Sliced Roast Beef – 1/4 lb. 200 Bratwurst – 1 510 Braunschweiger – 1/4 lb. 580 Wheat Bread – 1 lb. 1030 Lettuce – 1/2 head 25 Feta Cheese – 4 oz. 350 Italian Salad Dressing –...
  • Police: 93-year-old drives with body on windshield

    10/22/2005 2:10:25 PM PDT · by twippo · 33 replies · 1,267+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 22, 2005 | Associated Press
    ST. PETERSBURG -- A 93-year-old driver apparently suffering from dementia fatally struck a pedestrian, then continued driving through a toll booth with the man's body on his windshield, police said. Ralph Parker of Pinellas Park drove for 3 miles Wednesday night after striking the 52-year-old pedestrian with his gold 2002 Chevrolet Malibu, severing the man's right leg, police said. A toll taker on the Sunshine Skyway saw the body stuck through Parker's windshield and notified police, Traffic Homicide Investigator Michael Jockers said. Authorities did not identify the pedestrian. Parker was hospitalized overnight with minor scrapes, and was expected to be...
  • At last, someone tackles the scourge of hippy-stink

    10/07/2005 6:59:50 AM PDT · by dead · 50 replies · 1,228+ views
    Freshness sealed ... Animal rights activists from PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals - protest by depicting themselves as fresh meat in packaging that evokes the way meat is sold, central Toulouse. Photo: AFP
  • Python eats gator, stomach ruptures

    10/05/2005 11:07:35 AM PDT · by Pessimist · 138 replies · 96,292+ views ^ | 10/5/2005 | AP
    A python's eyes were apparently bigger than its stomach. Scientists in Florida are puzzling over a Burmese python that scarfed down a six-foot alligator before its stomach ruptured. They found the carcasses in an isolated part of Florida's Everglades National Park. Photos show the gator's hind legs and tail sticking out of the 13-foot snake's ruptured gut. The Miami Herald reported that scientists can't figure out how the snake got the critter down. The snake's head is also missing. Experts say the clash is interesting, but it also shows the exotic snakes are competing with gators to top the food...
  • Texas Grand Jury indicts Tom DeLay on Money Laundering Charges (new charges)

    10/03/2005 2:58:36 PM PDT · by kcvl · 131 replies · 8,544+ views
    Per Fox News...