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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...