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  • Welcome to the killing fields cafe... (re-live life under Pol Pot!)

    10/02/2005 8:08:43 AM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 10 replies · 491+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri Sep 30, 2005 | Ek Madra
    PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - A new Cambodian cafe is offering diners a slice of life under the Khmer Rouge, with a menu featuring rice-water and leaves, and waitresses dressed in the black fatigues worn by Pol Pot's ultra-Maoist guerrillas. Newly opened across the road from Phnom Penh's notorious Tuol Sleng "S-21" Khmer Rouge interrogation and torture center, the cafe is meant to remind Cambodians of the 1975-1979 genocide in which an estimated 1.7 million people died. But the set "theme menu" of salted rice-water, followed by corn mixed with water and leaves, and dove eggs and tea at $6 a...
  • Dutch 'marriage': 1 man, 2 women - Trio becomes 1st officially to tie the knots

    09/30/2005 5:52:23 AM PDT · by NYer · 108 replies · 3,312+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | September 30, 2005
    Victor de Bruijn entered into the Netherlands' first three-way civil union, 'marrying' Bianca and Mirjam (courtesty: Brussels Journal) The Netherlands has legalized polygamy in all but name, granting a civil union to a man and two women. Victor de Bruijn, 46, of Roosendaal "married" both Bianca, 31, and Mirjam, 35, in a ceremony Friday, the Brussels Journal reported. "I love both Bianca and Mirjam, so I am marrying them both," said de Bruijn who previously was married to Bianca. The couple met Mirjam Geven two and a half years ago through an Internet chatroom, and eight weeks later Mirjam...
  • Breaking: Delay Indicted

    09/28/2005 9:35:52 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 1,034 replies · 36,960+ views
    House Majority Leader Tom DeLay indicted on one count of criminal conspiracy by Texas grand jury, according to Travis County clerk's office.
  • Artist died 'handcuffed to tree'

    09/22/2005 5:57:30 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 77 replies · 1,986+ views
    BBC ^ | 9/22/05 | Mikey_1962
    A schizophrenic artist who died after handcuffing himself to a tree after throwing away the key, may have tried to free himself, an inquest has heard. The skeleton of Richard Sumner - 47 when he went missing three years ago - was found in a remote area of Clocaenog Forest, Denbighshire, in April 2005. Mr Sumner, from Crosby, Merseyside, may have changed his mind about killing himself but could not reach the keys, the Denbigh inquest was told. The coroner recorded an open verdict. Mr Sumner, at one time a scenic artist for opera productions at Glyndebourne, had suffered from...

    09/20/2005 7:54:06 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 61 replies · 2,076+ views
    CLINTON THE CONDOM Bill Clinton may have been a smoothie as a politician but he's now proving to be the ultimate contraceptive in China. The ex-US president and the woman he had a fling with, Monica Lewinsky, have found their surnames being used on a new brand of condoms. The Guangzhou Haokian Bio-science company has registered their names as trademarks for the contraceptives. They will be given the Chinese spellings of their names - Kelitun and Laiwensiji. Befitting his former status as the world's most powerful man a pack of 12 Clintons will be the more expensive of the brands,...
  • Goodbye, farewell and amen (mhking's blog)

    09/14/2005 10:39:29 PM PDT · by publana · 451 replies · 7,175+ views
    Rambling's Journal ^ | Sept 14, 2005 | Michael King
    "Goodbye, farewell and amen" Life's changes are always such that you never expect them, and they take a minute or three to get used to when they occur. My life is taking a turn now that is forcing me to give up writing Ramblings' Journal. I've accepted a new position that will preclude me from continuing my writings here. So I'm pulling the plug on R/J in order to focus on the new opportunity that has been placed before me. Contrary to the opinions of others, I'm not running for office (I don't have the patience), nor am I joining...
  • Georgia woman arrested for posing as evacuee

    09/13/2005 8:52:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies · 1,402+ views
    Associated Press ...9news ^ | 9-13-05 | Dan Viens
    Police in Georgia arrested a woman who posed as a hurricane evacuee and took money from the American Red Cross. Thirty-six-year-old Beretta Jo Hogg, seen above, was arrested Saturday, and charged with theft by deception. She remains in jail in Cobb County, Ga. Police say Hogg went to a relief shelter in Marietta, Ga. with her 8-year-old son. She told rescue workers she lost everything in Hurricane Katrina. Officials say Hogg waited in line, filled out paperwork and was given $1,300 in aid. Then a woman who felt sorry for her took Hogg and her son into her own home....
  • This... Is CNN

    09/08/2005 5:41:04 AM PDT · by bocopar · 72 replies · 2,642+ views
    Bob Parks: Black & Right ^ | 9/8/05 | Bob Parks
    No matter how many times our opponents dub themselves the “benevolent”, “tolerant”, and “compassionate” ones, their words speak for themselves. Unlike the media, in their ignorance, they claim pays me handsomely to write these pieces, I publish emails of those who disagree with my opinions. The following are some of the hundreds of messages sent after my Monday morning appearance on “CNN Daybreak.” These are aparently representative of the thinking of some of the news outlet’s audience…. Please note: Again, I did not say “all.”
  • Man Electrocuted While Trying To Steal Power Line

    09/09/2005 9:30:11 AM PDT · by Cagey · 65 replies · 1,943+ views
    KOMO TV ^ | 9-9-2005 | KOMO Staff
    FIFE - One man was killed and another hospitalized early Friday morning after trying to steal a power cable, Fife police said. Sgt. Tony Budzius said the two men were likely hoping to sell parts of the cable as scrap metal. The man was electrocuted about 1:30 a.m. when the two threw a rope over the raised power line and tried to pull it down. Budzius said the pair thought the line was a low-voltage wire, but it was actually a high-voltage line. "Roughly 12,500 volts," he said. The electricity traveled down the rope, through the men and into the...
  • Driver of SUV crashes in on patient's eye surgery, vehicle stops just inches from man on gurney

    08/24/2005 9:29:50 PM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies · 501+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 08.24.05 | JONATHAN CASIANO
    Performing eye surgery is no simple task. Even with the aid of sophisticated instruments, the slightest miscalculation can cause irreparable damage to the patient's sight. One South Orange surgeon learned yesterday morning, however, that the work is far more difficult when a 4,300-pound SUV comes barreling through the wall during an operation. Bernard Spier was finishing a routine cataract surgery at Northern New Jersey Eye Institute at 8:37 a.m. yesterday when another patient drove his red Toyota 4Runner through the wall, stopping just inches from Spier and the patient lying partially sedated on a gurney in the middle of the...
  • Student accused of iron attack on roommate

    08/25/2005 2:30:10 PM PDT · by SmithL · 20 replies · 523+ views
    AP ^ | 8/25/5
    BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - A college freshman was charged with assault after authorities say she beat her new roommate with a hot clothes iron, hitting her so hard she fractured the young woman's skull and broke the iron into pieces. The 18-year-old victim told authorities Sharronda Barkley, also 18, attacked her on their second day of classes after accusing her of putting a hidden camera in their room. Heather Haase suffered a skull fracture, bruises, cuts and a burn on her arm in the Tuesday morning attack, university police said. Barkley told officers Haase injured herself when she fell out...
  • SUV Crashes Into Operating Room During Surgery

    08/25/2005 11:51:34 AM PDT · by Borges · 18 replies · 470+ views
    WGAL ^ | 8/25/05
    NEWARK, N.J. -- Here's a complication the surgeon and patient didn't expect. An SUV rammed into a New Jersey doctor's operating room toward the end of a cataract procedure. No one was injured. But Dr. Bernard Spier says if the accident had happened moments earlier, it could have hurt the patient's eye. Spier had removed the cataract and had just used a plunger to implant a silicone lens when the crash threw him onto the partially sedated patient Tuesday. Police said the driver was trying to back his SUV out of a parking space outside the Northern New Jersey Eye...
  • Autistic boy dies during controversial treatment

    08/24/2005 3:09:44 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 171 replies · 2,981+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 8/24/2005 | Karen Kane and Virginia Linn
    A 5-year-old Monroeville boy died this week during a medical treatment that's being touted by some as a cure for autism. The autistic boy died while receiving chelation -- an intravenous injection of a synthetic amino acid known as EDTA, for ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid. The Food and Drug Administration has approved the practice only to treat heavy metal (such as lead) poisoning. The treatment is becoming increasingly popular, though still controversial, for autism. Police are investigating the boy's death, which occurred Tuesday morning in the office of Dr. Roy Kerry in Portersville.
  • Two Illegal Immigrants Win Arizona Ranch in Court Fight

    08/19/2005 12:09:29 AM PDT · by Southack · 170 replies · 5,838+ views
    NY Times ^ | 8/19/2005 | ANDREW POLLACK
    Two Illegal Immigrants Win Arizona Ranch in Court Fight ANDREW POLLACK Published: August 19, 2005 DOUGLAS, Ariz., Aug. 18 - Spent shells litter the ground at what is left of the firing range, and camouflage outfits still hang in a storeroom. Just a few months ago, this ranch was known as Camp Thunderbird, the headquarters of a paramilitary group that promised to use force to keep illegal immigrants from sneaking across the border with Mexico. David Bowser for The New York Times The New York Times Now, in a turnabout, the 70-acre property about two miles from the border is...
  • 120 Die As Jet Crashes In Flames (Greece)

    08/14/2005 7:01:08 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 865+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-15-2005 | Kate Connolly
    120 die as jet crashes in flames By Kate Connolly in Grammatiko (Filed: 15/08/2005) Two people made a desperate attempt to save a Boeing 737 minutes before it crashed into a Greek hillside killing all 121 people on board, it was reported last night. Many of the dead are thought to be children on their way to a sports tournament. Witnesses in villages near the crash site reported a thunderclap-like bang as the plane hit the hillside The pilots of two F16 fighters that intercepted the Cypriot airliner said that the co-pilot was slumped in his seat and the captain...
  • Texan Sentenced to Do 320 Hours of Needlework

    08/06/2005 10:23:28 AM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 28 replies · 710+ views
    WOAI ^ | 6 August 2005 | AP
    HARLINGEN, Texas (AP) - An ex-convict who pleaded no contest to sexually abusing his daughter was sentenced to crochet afghans as part of the community service requirement of his probation. Despite an outcry over the seemingly lenient sentence, the prosecutor in the case said he had been ready to dismiss it for lack of evidence. During a dispute over custody of the child, Norma de la Torre accused her ex-husband, Robert Wayne Thompson, of sexually abusing their 8-year-old daughter. She filed civil and criminal cases against him. -SNIP-
  • Man Kills Wife After Sex To Watch Sports On TV

    08/04/2005 3:08:40 PM PDT · by Westlander · 168 replies · 4,132+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 12:45 pm EDT August 4, 2005 | AP
    PANAMA CITY, Fla. -- A Florida sports fan has been sentenced to death for killing his wife after sex. Christoper Offord got angry because his wife wanted to cuddle after they had sex -- but he wanted to watch sports on television. She died after being struck dozens of times with a claw hammer. Offord later confessed to a bartender at a sports bar, and eventually pleaded guilty to first-degree murder. In imposing the death sentence, the judge said the brutality of the crime outweighed any of the defendant's possible mental problems. Offord did not speak in court, but admitted...
  • Woman Allegedly Sells Favors to Elderly

    08/02/2005 2:42:04 PM PDT · by Mike Bates · 56 replies · 1,033+ views
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | 8/2/2005 | Yahoo News/AP
    Police charged a 19-year-old woman with selling sexual favors to two elderly men for $4 and $6 each. Stacy L. Kendall, 71-year-old William R. Claypool and 83-year-old Carmen A. Nocera were arrested just outside New Castle (PA) on Friday. Claypool paid Kendall $4 for a sexual favor and Nocera paid $6, police said. Shenango Township police Chief Allan Nocera said the arrests occurred during a police sweep of an area where residents recently had complained of drugs, sex trafficking and gunfire. Police on Monday filed misdemeanor charges of prostitution and solicitation against all three defendants. Kendall and Claypool didn't answer...
  • Going Out on a Limb in Kansas: 'Journal-World' Reports on Amputee Who Asked for his Foot Back

    07/28/2005 5:55:54 PM PDT · by mylife · 2 replies · 317+ views
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | 7/27/05 | Lesley Messer
    Going Out on a Limb in Kansas: 'Journal-World' Reports on Amputee Who Asked for his Foot Back Tuesday's homepage of trumpeted the scoop. By Lesley Messer Published: July 27, 2005 11:47 AM ET NEW YORKLawrence, Kansas, is full of characters. According to reporter Eric Weslander, each April 15, when taxes come due, the city's mayor dances in clogs at the post office to the sounds of a local band, for example. But even the battle-hardened Journal-World reporter expressed surprise when he heard about Ezekiel Rubottom -- the 21-year-old artist, occasional hip-hop emcee, and recovering methamphetamine addict who keeps his...
  • Queens Man Says He Was Stopped For A Bag Search Three Times In One Day

    07/28/2005 3:57:53 AM PDT · by csvset · 47 replies · 997+ views
    NY1 ^ | July 27, 2005 | Solana Pyne
    Queens Man Says He Was Stopped For A Bag Search Three Times In One Day July 27, 2005 The Police Department says its subway bag searches are random, but a Queens man says he's not so sure because he claims he was stopped several times on just one day. NY1’s Solana Pyne filed this report. “I felt humiliated. You know, there's a certain anxiety level every time I walk through a subway station or walk through a security checkpoint,” says Yogi Patell, a CUNY Law student. Patell says police stopped him three times at three separate subway stations last...
  • A regular kick...I mean smack to the face (How long before Jesse Jackson gets upset?)

    07/20/2005 5:47:41 PM PDT · by mhking · 11 replies · 272+ views
    Ramblings' Journal ^ | 7.20.05 | Michael King
    Sophie Okonedo as Sithandra in the upcoming movie adaptation of MTV's Aeon Flux. Am I being paranoid, or is this role going to generate a protest or three from "more sensitive groups" out there?
  • Teacher Claims Insanity in Sex Case (Female Teacher, Male Student, With Pic)

    07/18/2005 6:42:11 PM PDT · by Rodney King · 202 replies · 12,397+ views
    AP Via Fox News ^ | today | some guy
    Teacher Claims Insanity in Sex Case Monday, July 18, 2005 TAMPA, Fla. — A teacher will claim she was insane due to emotional stress and did not know right from wrong when she had sex numerous times with a 14-year-old student, her attorney said Monday. "What teacher in her right mind would do something like this?" attorney John Fitzgibbons said after a brief hearing for his client, Debra Lafave (search), a middle-school reading teacher....
  • Woman 'miraculously' grows a penis

    07/14/2005 1:54:23 PM PDT · by Jazzman1 · 40 replies · 1,076+ views
    Woman 'miraculously' grows a penis July 14 2005 at 12:42PM Hlaing Thar Yar, Myanmar - Chicken-seller Thin Sandarin had always dreamt of being a man. When she inexplicably grew a penis last month, the 21-year-old treated it as an awe-inspiring omen - as have the thousands of stunned villagers who have travelled to a pagoda to see him. "On the morning of the full moon day of June 21, I noticed my thing (sex organ) was not the same as before," Thin Sandar, who now goes by the male name Than Sein, said on Wednesday. "And my breasts disappeared," Than...
  • Workers escape freak wombat accident unharmed

    06/21/2005 2:12:04 PM PDT · by Cowman · 78 replies · 1,510+ views
    ABC online ^ | Tuesday, June 21, 2005.
    Victorian Police are describing a freakish accident in far-east Gippsland this morning as something out of a Hollywood movie. Two workmen were driving their twin-cab utility to the Mallacoota Airport when the car hit a wombat crossing the road. Senior Constable Mark Tregellas says the car then crashed through a guard rail and became airborne off the side of the bridge. "And landed on a tree that was about 20 feet above the creek across from the bridge," he said. "They teetered there and basically fell off the tree into the creek. "The car was completely totalled and surprisingly both...
  • Michigan boy, 12, accused of drinking, taking joy ride

    06/15/2005 1:58:40 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 6 replies · 409+ views
    ap ^ | 6-15-05
    Michigan boy, 12, accused of drinking, taking joy ride 6/15/2005, 4:16 p.m. ET The Associated Press NILES TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A young driver took his friend's mother's car for an alcohol-induced, middle-of-the-night, trash can-smashing joyride before wrecking the vehicle and landing in the hospital with some broken bones, state police said. After he is released, the driver's case will be referred to juvenile court because he's only 12 years old. Troopers from the Michigan State Police post in Niles made the surprising discovery after freeing the youngster from the vehicle, which crashed early Tuesday in a dead end in...
  • It's quads - again (they'll have 9 children aged 2 and under)

    06/09/2005 12:11:36 PM PDT · by paulat · 40 replies · 1,140+ views
    Sunday Mail ^ | 6/7/2005
    It's quads - again 29may05 A QUEENSLAND woman is pregnant with quads for the second time in what is believed to be a world first. Dale Chalk, 26, is due to give birth to her second consecutive set of quads in December. Mrs Chalk and her husband Darren, 34, a security guard, became parents to quads last August using an anonymous sperm donor through the Queensland Fertility Group. They also have a daughter, Shelby, 2, conceived using the same donor. After the birth of her first set of quads – Ellie, Emma, Joseph and Samuel, who were born 13 weeks...
  • Obese Woman Referred to Zoo for MRI

    05/30/2005 5:00:19 AM PDT · by billorites · 152 replies · 2,921+ views
    Fox News & UPI ^ | May 29, 2005
    <p>A 407-pound New York woman claims she is suffering severe pain because her obesity leaves her unable to get proper medical attention.</p> <p>Jennifer Walters, who is bed-ridden and cannot walk because of excessive weight, told the New York Post because she cannot fit into a magnetic resonance imaging machine, a doctor said she should go to the Bronx Zoo for an X-ray.</p>
  • Willie Nelson To Release Reggae Album

    05/28/2005 8:32:29 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 14 replies · 670+ views
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | May 28, 2005 | AP
    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) Country music icon Willie Nelson is trying something a little different. Nelson, 72, will release a long-awaited reggae album, "Countryman" in July. He shot video in Jamaica this month for a cover of Jimmy Cliff's reggae classic "The Harder They Come" and Johnny and June Carter Cash's country music classic "I'm a Worried Man." "Willie started the project 10 years ago when he first came to Jamaica, but it's only been completed now," Mike Cacia, who worked on the album videos, said Thursday. Nelson, 72, began production on "Countryman" in 1995. The project was shelved when the...
  • Toddler Leads Deputies To 1,700 Pounds Of Pot

    05/20/2005 8:34:26 AM PDT · by zaxxon · 158 replies · 3,022+ views
    Toddler Leads Deputies To 1,700 Pounds Of Pot UPDATED: 8:01 am MDT May 20, 2005 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Bernalillo County Sheriff's deputies found nearly a ton of pot at a home, thanks to a toddler and an OnStar in-vehicle safety and security system. The Albuquerque Journal reported Friday that a 2-year-old boy who was locked in his father's Ford Escalade in southeast Albuquerque pushed the OnStar button in the car for help. The device not only can guide a motorist to a location, it can also unlock doors and call for help. Officials responded to the OnStar alert, and when...
  • Sex charges dropped against Ky. boys

    05/16/2005 11:05:03 AM PDT · by JZelle · 54 replies · 2,142+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 5-16-05 | UPI
    Madisonville, KY, May. 16 (UPI) -- A western Kentucky judge has dropped charges against five young boys who were charged with felony sex crimes for meeting in bathrooms at grade schools. The cases shocked the communities of Madisonville and Earlington after five boys, ages 6 to 8, were accused of criminal sexual activity. The boys were charged with having liaisons in bathrooms where touching and oral sex allegedly occurred. No adults were charged.
  • 12-Year-Old Maryland Girl Has Not Aged In Years

    05/13/2005 10:41:01 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 124 replies · 7,513+ views
    BALTIMORE -- Imagine being frozen in time as a baby forever. It sounds impossible, but it describes Brooke Greenberg. The Baltimore-area girl may look like a baby, but she's nearly a teenager. In most respects, Brooke looks and acts like your average 6-month-old baby -- she weighs 13 pounds and she is 27 inches long. Brooke Greenberg, 12, weighs 13 pounds and is 27 inches long. But Brooke is actually 12 years old, reported WBAL-TV in Baltimore. Brooke doesn't age. Her syndrome remains undiagnosed and unnamed, and as far as doctors can tell, she is the only one in the...
  • Class Dissection of Live Dog Outrages Parents, Students

    05/12/2005 8:50:21 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 340 replies · 4,479+ views
    Local 6 ^ | May 12, 2005
    A biology class lesson in Gunnison, Utah involving the dissection of a live dog has outraged some parents and students, according to a report. "I thought that it would be just really a good experience if they could see the digestive system in the living animal," Biology teacher Doug Bierregaard said. Biology teacher Doug Bjerregaard, who is a substitute teacher at Gunnison Valley High School, wanted his students to see how the digestive system of a dog worked. Bjerregaard made arrangements for his students to be a part of a dissection of a dog that was still alive. The dog...
  • Trial set in plastic-wrap case (Attempted murder case by suffocation - Dad charged)

    05/11/2005 12:33:45 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 18 replies · 1,073+ views
    Jackson Cit-Pat ^ | 5-11-05 | Larry O'Connor
    Trial set in plastic-wrap case Wednesday, May 11, 2005 By Larry O'Connor Prosecutors believe Rives Junction man was trying to kill his daughter when he wrapped her in cellophane. When Henry V. Lott II asked his 16-year-old daughter to skip school so she could join him for a jaunt to Lansing, she didn't give it second thought. But they stayed at the Springport High School sophomore's home instead April 19 and the visit from her noncustodial father turned into a harrowing ordeal. On Tuesday, the Rives Junction man was ordered to stand trial on charges of attempted murder, second-degree child...

    05/06/2005 2:07:32 PM PDT · by JesseHousman · 11 replies · 799+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | May. 06, 2005 | Sara Olkon
    The 14-year-old Lauderdale Lakes teen accused of raping a 10-year-old boy at knifepoint broke into tears today after a Broward judge sent him to jail. Deandre Davis, who faces two counts of armed sexual battery in connection with the alleged attack in December, had been out on pre-trial release. According to Broward sheriff's investigators, the 10-year-old victim started walking across the baseball field in Vincent Torres Park and saw Davis standing by the bleachers, kicking two garbage cans. Davis, detectives say, grabbed the boy's shirt, pointed a 12-inch knife against his right temple and threatened to stab him if he...
  • Ind. Heart Patient Dies After Bike Trek

    05/02/2005 7:49:33 AM PDT · by holymoly · 29 replies · 1,164+ views ^ | May 2, 2005 | AP
    ANDERSON, Ind. - A man who took up bicycling after bypass surgery gave him a second chance at life died of a heart attack the day after completing a 2,400-mile, cross-country trip. Broc Bebout, a 57-year-old retired engineer, died Thursday on the van drive back to his home in Anderson, about 25 miles northeast of Indianapolis, one day after completing the bicycle ride from Carlsbad, Calif., to Brunswick, Ga. His wife, Patricia Brinkman, said bicycling became Bebout's ticket to nearly 20 years of good health after quadruple-bypass surgery at age 39. He also learned to eat right and take care...
  • Ripping Off Good Reads in China

    04/29/2005 7:17:30 AM PDT · by jb6 · 9 replies · 283+ views
    LA Times ^ | April 24, 2005 | Don Lee
    In the land of bootleg merchandise, fake management books by fake authors flourish. Times Headlines Wall St. Ignores Boeing Profit Slip Panel OKs Appointee to Workers' Comp Post Sony's Loss Widens as Revenue Falls Former Tyco Chief Denies Stealing From Company De La Hoya Turns Eye to Real Estate Projects more > Most E-mailed A Society That Throws the Sick Away Jesus Was No GOP Lobbyist Pot Laws Pain Some Elders > more e-mailed stories -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CHINA PUBLISHING INDUSTRY BOOKS FRAUD FRAUD CHINA BOOKS PUBLISHING INDUSTRY By Don Lee, Times Staff Writer SHANGHAI — The five-volume "Executive Ability" book series...
  • Obese boy in hospital due to fall; 540-pound teen in intensive-care unit

    04/21/2005 9:25:54 PM PDT · by FreedomCalls · 123 replies · 3,984+ views
    San Bernardino Sun ^ | Monday, April 18, 2005 | Annette Wells
    Able Richardson's weight is catching up with him. The 540-pound Wilmer Amina Carter High School sophomore fell Friday morning in the bathroom. He was unconscious for nearly an hour, his mother said. Able remains in intensive care at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital, said his mother, Jean Myers, on Monday afternoon. "They're still running some tests,' she said. Joy Jameson, a hospital spokeswoman, said the staff considered the 15-year-old Rialto boy in good spirits. She said he was moving around well for his weight. How and why he fell had not been determined Monday. Able, who is morbidly obese, weighs...
  • 8-year-old assaults Racine (WI) school principal with wooden pole

    04/21/2005 8:21:58 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 63 replies · 1,438+ views
    WFRV 5 CBS ^ | 04/21/2005 | AP
    Thursday April 21, 2005 RACINE, Wis. (AP) A school principal who tried to take a wooden pole from an 8-year-old boy on school grounds Thursday was hit several times in the upper body and head, sending her to the hospital for treatment, police said. Police Sgt. William Macemon said Angela Ress Apmann, principal at Julian Thomas Elementary School, saw the boy prior to the start of school, carrying a pole that was about 28 inches long and 1{ inches in diameter. When she went to get the pole from him, he started swinging it at her and hit her several...
  • Apes studied in human-like surroundings (New reality show?)

    04/21/2005 7:45:45 AM PDT · by jb6 · 30 replies · 533+ views
    CNN ^ | 20 April 05 | David Pescovitz
    Researchers at the Iowa Great Ape Trust are putting eight intelligent bonobos in a human-like living situation to study how culture may emerge. From the Associated Press: The bonobos will be able to cook in their own kitchen, tap vending machines for snacks, go for walks in the woods and communicate with researchers through computer touchscreens. The decor in their 18-room home includes an indoor waterfall and climbing areas 30 feet high... Using a network of cameras and computers, the bonobos can see visitors who ring the doorbell -- and will be able to choose through a computer touchscreen who...
  • Mizo man wills his body to wild animals

    04/20/2005 3:36:06 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 15 replies · 712+ views
    new kerala ^ | 4-20-05 | Indo Asian News Service
    Aizawl: A well-known wildlife enthusiast in India's northeastern state of Mizoram has offered his corpse to be left for wild animals to feed on as part of a bizarre will, court officials said Wednesday. A spokesperson at the District Council Court in Mizoram's capital Aizawl said 46-year-old New World Laldingliana, a Christian tribal, has made a will wishing that his mortal remains be left in the forest for wild animals to eat.
  • Romanian Woman Thief Hid Mobile Phones In Her Vagina

    04/18/2005 6:37:52 PM PDT · by FreedomCalls · 133 replies · 2,132+ views
    FemaleFirst ^ | April 18, 2005, 2:23:14 | Staff
    Romanian police searching a woman suspected of theft found her hiding a mobile phone in her vagina. They made the astonishing discovery after dialling the number and hearing a muffled ringing coming from somewhere under the woman's skirt. A witness said he had alerted police when he saw Ruxandra Gardian steal the phone from a customer in a restaurant. Police questioned the 34-year-old and were about to let her go when the witness suggested they ring the phone to determine whether she was hiding it. On dialling the number they heard a sound coming from under Gardian's clothes and took...
  • Vick's alias 'Ron Mexico' not funny to NFL or to the real guy

    04/14/2005 9:49:48 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 1 replies · 1,317+ views
    AP ^ | 4-14-05 | Errin Haines
    Vick's alias 'Ron Mexico' not funny to NFL or to the real guy 4/14/2005, 5:45 p.m. ET By ERRIN HAINES The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — The NFL is trying to stop the spread of Ron Mexico. Since that name was listed as an alias for Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick in a lawsuit filed last month, a number of people have gone to the NFL's online store to order Vick's No. 7 replica jersey with a personalized "MEXICO" on the back. Now, fans trying to order the customized jersey get this message: "The personalization entered cannot be accepted." The...
  • 911 dispatcher reprimanded over wisecrack

    04/14/2005 10:32:32 AM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 197 replies · 3,502+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 13, 2005 | Associated Press
    WATAUGA, Texas - A 911 dispatcher was reprimanded for responding to a mother's plea for help with an unruly child by saying: "OK. Do you want us to come over to shoot her?" "I admit what I did. It was stupid, it was inexcusable and I'm sorry," said dispatcher Mike Forbess. The woman, identified only as Lori in Wednesday's Fort Worth Star-Telegram, said she recently phoned authorities after coming home to find her daughters fighting. She told the dispatcher that her 12-year-old had kicked a hole in the door. After Forbess' comment, the woman fell silent for about five seconds....
  • Woman accused of dating girls (18 yr old woman pretending to be twin 12 yr old boys)

    04/13/2005 11:39:50 AM PDT · by bedolido · 56 replies · 3,203+ views
    Bay City News ^ | 04/08/2005 | staff writer
    An 18-year-old woman accused of pretending to be twin 12-year-old boys and simultaneously dating two adolescent girls will undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine her competency to stand trial in San Mateo County Superior Court. Lakesia Michelle Mason pleaded not guilty in March to 13 counts of lewd acts upon a child under the age of 14 for her alleged relationships with a 13-year-old girl and an 11-year-old girl. She denied the special allegations of substantial sexual conduct with a child under the age of 14 and allegations that the offenses were committed in more than one jurisdiction and that...
  • VFW in Marcellus wants ATF to give back machine gun

    04/07/2005 8:48:12 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 33 replies · 1,015+ views
    ap ^ | 4-7-04
    VFW in Marcellus wants ATF to give back machine gun 4/7/2005, 2:27 p.m. ET The Associated Press MARCELLUS, Mich. (AP) — Area residents want federal authorities to return a 1918 German .50 caliber machine gun to the local VFW Post's war museum after it was taken during a search earlier this year. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms took the Maxim machine gun as part of a broader investigation into the person who donated the weapon to the post, the Three Rivers Commercial-News reported. Museum curator and Vietnam veteran Wilber Breseman was outraged by the Feb. 23 search. "How...
  • Time to part company

    04/01/2005 2:39:59 PM PST · by hchutch · 646 replies · 24,483+ views
    myself | 4/1/05 | hchutch
    Six months ago, Free Republic was riding high, and I was proud to be a part of it. It was coming off having blown the cover off of Dan Rather’s use of forged memos against the President. The President was well on his way to winning re-election. It was a great time to be a Freeper. However, things have changed. It started with the justifiable removal of ALIPAC. I supported that move by Jim Robinson, but the ugliness directed towards Alberto Gonzales. He was accused of everything under the sun, and Senator Mel Martinez was viciously attacked for speaking Spanish...
  • Chewing gum can 'enhance breasts'

    03/20/2005 9:20:48 PM PST · by festus · 26 replies · 6,295+ views
    BBC News ^ | March 18, 2005 | BBC News
    A chewing gum which the makers say can help enhance the size, shape and tone of the breasts has proved to be a big hit in Japan. B2Up says its Bust-Up gum, when chewed three or four times a day, can also help improve circulation, reduce stress and fight ageing. The gum works by slowly releasing compounds contained in an extract from a plant called Pueraria mirifica.
  • Two-year-old shot by boy, 4, over toy

    03/14/2005 12:59:43 PM PST · by ambrose · 55 replies · 1,737+ views
    AP ^ | 3.14
    Two-year-old shot by boy, 4, over toy HOUSTON -- A two-year-old was shot by his four-year-old brother, who may not have known the difference between a real gun and toy one, police said. The two-year-old, who suffered a single gunshot wound to the temple, was in critical condition Saturday night in hospital. Sgt. Cameron Grysen said the boys had been arguing when the younger one threw a toy at his brother. The mother thought the boys had returned to their room, but they had instead gone to her room, where the older boy took a loaded gun from the woman's...
  • Fulton Co. Judge shot and killed in courthouse shooting (BREAKING Fri 9A)

    03/11/2005 6:39:06 AM PST · by mhking · 3,534 replies · 135,203+ views
    WAGA-TV/WSB-TV Atlanta | 3.11.05
    This is a breaking news situation. A man entered a courtroom in the Fulton County Courthouse this morning and shot a Fulton County Sheriff's deputy, a clerk and a judge; there are reports from both WSB and WAGA, the judge is deceased. The perp has carjacked multiple vehicles -- now on his third -- and is still at large. I've just come from downtown Atlanta, and the city is a madhouse.
  • Former N.C. dentist could face assault charges in semen case

    03/09/2005 11:44:56 PM PST · by ambrose · 16 replies · 860+ views
    AP ^ | 3.8.05
    Thursday March 10 2005 2 47 am x35 Former N.C. dentist could face assault charges in semen case 3/8/2005 12:38 PM By: Associated Press (CHARLOTTE) - The lawyer for a former Mecklenburg County dentist accused of squirting semen into the mouths of female patients expects a grand jury to charge his client as early as next week. Defense lawyer George Laughrun said he expects misdemeanor counts of assault on a female against Dr. John Hall to go to the grand jury on Monday. Mecklenburg Assistant District Attorney David Maloney confirmed to The Charlotte Observer that he plans to submit seven...