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  • Man pelts girlfriend with oranges

    Collier County deputies arrested a man who allegedly beat and threw oranges at his girlfriend after they had an argument over her singing karaoke. Deputies were dispatched to a neighborhood on Turtle Creek Drive around 2:00 a.m. after neighbors reported a woman was frantically knocking on doors with her infant saying she had been beaten by her boyfriend.
  • Did Kato's Karaoke Video help inspire O.J. to murder Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman?

    07/02/2012 9:29:31 AM PDT · by Chance Hart · 6 replies
    self/vanity
    After a Google search, much to my surprise, there is very little reference to the video that starred Kato Kaelin as the jealous lover stalking and murdering his woman with a knife (a knife that closely fits the dimensions that were determined by the investigators to have been used by O.J. to almost decapitate Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown). From the best that I can find, there is but one blurry picture that was captured from that video. It was sometime in 1993 I believe, I was starting one of the earliest Karaoke shows in one of my towns local...
  • Shingletown man arraigned in karaoke shooting

    02/01/2012 12:53:20 PM PST · by JennysCool · 14 replies
    The Record-Searchlight ^ | 1/30/2012 | Jim Schultz
    "I can't believe he shot me." That's what a Shingletown man reportedly said while waiting for emergency personnel to arrive Thursday after his father allegedly shot him after growing irked at his country music karaoke singing. William Henry Oller Sr., 70, was arraigned Monday in Shasta County Superior Court on attempted murder and other charges in connection with the shooting of William Carr Oller Jr., 50. Oller's appointed deputy public defender entered a plea of not guilty on his behalf, and Oller is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing Feb. 14. Oller's bail was raised from $500,000 to $750,000. He...
  • Singer Jewel Goes Undercover at Karaoke Bar for Comedy Site

    07/14/2010 12:09:01 PM PDT · by PilotDave · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 14 July 2010 | ap
    On a recent Monday night at a Los Angeles karaoke bar, a meek-looking woman in a business suit and glasses was coaxed on stage by her co-workers. While the boozy crowd readied itself for four minutes of awkward singing, the woman — "Karen" — suddenly belted out exquisite, pitch-perfect renditions of the Jewel songs "Who Will Save Your Soul" and "Foolish Games." Astonished crowd members picked their jaws off the floor and cheered wildly. One person was heard comparing Karen to "an American Susan Boyle." Unbeknownst to them, they had been victims of "undercover karaoke." Karen really was Jewel,
  • Philippines: Wannabe Frank Sinatras face final curtain in ‘karaoke rage’ killings

    02/11/2010 6:01:42 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 542+ views
    The Times(UK) ^ | 02/11/10 | Leo Lewis
    February 11, 2010 Wannabe Frank Sinatras face final curtain in ‘karaoke rage’ killings Leo Lewis, Tokyo “And now, the end is near . . . ” For some, the Frank Sinatra version of My Way is a timeless classic; for many in the karaoke bars of the Philippines, however, it is a ballad drenched in bloodshed that ought to carry a health warning. Sung badly, or with just a touch too much defiance, the song can unleash unspeakable violence from the audience. According to Manila police, men have died attempting to hit the final note. The “karaoke rage” phenomenon has...
  • (Killer Karaoke In The Philippines) Sinatra Song Often Strikes Deadly Chord

    02/09/2010 6:06:28 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies · 977+ views
    The New York Times ^ | February 6, 2010 | NORIMITSU ONISHI
    Sinatra Song Often Strikes Deadly Chord By NORIMITSU ONISHI GENERAL SANTOS, the Philippines — After a day of barbering, Rodolfo Gregorio went to his neighborhood karaoke bar still smelling of talcum powder. Putting aside his glass of Red Horse Extra Strong beer, he grasped a microphone with a habitué’s self-assuredness and briefly stilled the room with the Platters’ “My Prayer.” Next, he belted out crowd-pleasers by Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdinck. But Mr. Gregorio, 63, a witness to countless fistfights and occasional stabbings erupting from disputes over karaoke singing, did not dare choose one beloved classic: Frank Sinatra’s version of...
  • Sinatra Song Often Strikes Deadly Chord

    02/07/2010 10:12:46 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 116 replies · 2,770+ views
    nytimes.com ^ | Feb. 6, 2010 | NORIMITSU ONISHI
    GENERAL SANTOS, the Philippines — After a day of barbering, Rodolfo Gregorio went to his neighborhood karaoke bar still smelling of talcum powder. Putting aside his glass of Red Horse Extra Strong beer, he grasped a microphone with a habitué’s self-assuredness and briefly stilled the room with the Platters’ “My Prayer.” Next, he belted out crowd-pleasers by Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdinck. But Mr. Gregorio, 63, a witness to countless fistfights and occasional stabbings erupting from disputes over karaoke singing, did not dare choose one beloved classic: Frank Sinatra’s version of “My Way.” “I used to like ‘My Way,’ but...
  • Man killed for not sharing karaoke microphone

    12/04/2008 10:49:07 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 26 replies · 703+ views
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Police say a Malaysian man has been stabbed to death by customers at a karaoke bar for singing too much and refusing to share the microphone. A district police official says witnesses saw a group of men punch and stab 23-year-old Abdul Sani Doli with a knife at the bar late Wednesday in eastern Sandakan town on Borneo island. The official says a brawl broke out because the men were furious that Abdul Sani was hogging the stage. He says police detained two suspects after Abdul Sani was found dead outside the bar. The official spoke...
  • NYT Issues Retraction

    09/06/2008 5:46:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies · 283+ views
    Real Clear Politics ... The New York Times ^ | September 3, 2008 | BLAKE DVORAK
    Yesterday the McCain camp hit back hard on this front-page NYT story by Elisabeth Bumiller reporting that Sarah Palin had been a member of the Alaska Independence Party in the 1990s. Today, the paper ( New York Times ) writes: " The chairwoman of an Alaskan political party that advocates a vote on the state’s secession from the union said Tuesday that she had been mistaken when she said Gov. Sarah Palin was a member of the group. A front-page story in The New York Times on Tuesday ... The information in the Times article was based on a statement...
  • John Denver karaoke sparks Thai killing spree

    03/08/2008 5:08:14 PM PST · by gondramB · 138 replies · 6,001+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 3/8/2008
    A gunman in Thailand shot-dead eight neighbours, including his brother-in-law, after tiring of their karaoke versions of popular songs, including John Denver’s Country Roads. Weenus Chumkamnerd, 52, put his gun to the head of a respected female doctor and seven of her guests as they partied at her home in Songkhla Province, South Thailand. "When I began shooting nobody pleaded for his life because they were all drunk," he said after his arrest. He said he was so furious with their awful singing that he did not notice he had murdered his own brother-in-law. ... Country Roads is a hugely...
  • Teacher calls police after Guns N' Roses karaoke scare

    12/14/2007 10:36:09 AM PST · by Mr. Brightside · 41 replies · 143+ views
    AP ^ | 12/14/07
    Teacher calls police after Guns N' Roses karaoke scare School custodian's rendition of 'Welcome to the Jungle' prompts police call 2 hours, 54 minutes ago ROXBURY, Conn. - State police say the teacher at Booth Free School barricaded herself inside a classroom Wednesday when she mistook someone singing a Guns N' Roses song over the public address system for a threat. /snip Six troopers and three police dogs showed up and found three teenagers, one of them a custodian at the school, who had been playing with the public address system. Police say one of them sang "Welcome to the...
  • Conn. Teacher Calls Police Over Impromptu Karaoke

    12/13/2007 7:56:59 AM PST · by JZelle · 41 replies · 78+ views
    wcbstv.com ^ | 12-13-07 | wcbstv.com
    ROXBURY, Conn. (AP) ― A school custodian's impromptu after-hours karaoke performance prompted a police response when a teacher thought she was being threatened over the loudspeaker. State police say a teacher at Booth Free School barricaded herself inside a classroom Wednesday when she mistook someone singing a Guns N' Roses song over the public address system for a threat. She was working after hours and thought no one else was in the building. Then she heard someone say over the loudspeaker that she was going to die. Six troopers and three police dogs showed up and found three teenagers, one...
  • NKorea silences its karaoke bars

    07/11/2007 6:58:13 PM PDT · by indcons · 6 replies · 245+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer/AP ^ | July 11, 2007 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea will close its karaoke bars in an attempt to stem foreign influences on the isolated communist country, a South Korean civic group said Wednesday. Separately, the North's Ministry of People's Security conducted house-to-house overnight inspections near the Chinese border earlier this month to search for cell phones and illegal video CDs, the Good Friends aid agency said in a newsletter. The ministry said in a directive last week that silencing the karaoke outlets was a "mopping-up operation to prevent the ideological and cultural permeation of anti-socialism," according to the aid group. Violators were warned...
  • Man shot dead for bad singing in Philippine karaoke bar

    06/01/2007 8:36:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 748+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 6/1/07 | AFP
    MANILA (AFP) - A jobless man was shot dead by a security guard for singing out of tune in a Philippine karaoke bar, police said Thursday. Romy Baligula, 29, was halfway through his song on Tuesday night in a bar in San Mateo town, east of Manila, when 43-year-old security guard Robilito Ortega yelled that he was out of tune. As Baligula ignored his comments and continued singing, Ortega pulled out his revolver and shot him in the chest. Senior Superintendent Felipe Rojas said Baligula died instantly. The security guard was detained by an off-duty policeman shortly after the shooting....
  • China's censors shine spotlight on karaoke(national database for acceptable songs)

    08/06/2006 8:55:30 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 316+ views
    SMH ^ | 08/07/06
    China's censors shine spotlight on karaoke August 7, 2006 BEIJING: With their control over newspapers, television, magazines and the internet secure, censors in China are now turning their attention to the nation's karaoke parlours. The Ministry of Culture has issued new rules to prevent "unhealthy" songs from ringing forth in the sing-along bars, and to safeguard intellectual property rights. The Government has picked three cities, Wuhan, Zhengzhou and Qingdao, to test the program, under which member businesses will choose songs from a central database. If successful, the program may go nationwide. "All the songs in the database for use by...
  • Another monopoly in the making? (Communist Karaoke)

    07/27/2006 8:26:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies · 226+ views
    China Daily/ANN ^ | 27-07-2006 | Raymond Zhou
    For those of you who frequent the nation's karaoke bars and lounges, what you sing will soon come under the centralised supervision of one really Big Brother. Called "The National Karaoke Content Management Service System", it has been approved by the Ministry of Culture and will start a pilot programme in three cities before it rolls out nationwide, according to the Chinese-language press. The announcement of the news, attended by some Ministry officials, was made by the Culture Market Development Centre, an organisation under the Ministry. So far, the Ministry itself has refused press requests for confirmation or elaboration. But...
  • Gay Bishop slips Queen song into hymnal

    05/25/2006 11:24:02 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 46 replies · 975+ views
    Recoil Magazine ^ | 5/25/06 | Recoil
    Concord, N.H. – Two years after being confirmed as the world's first openly homosexual Bishop, Rev. Canon V. Gene Robertson exercised his new power Friday by adding Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" to the list of songs to be printed in the New Hampshire Episcopal Church's new hymnals, which will be distributed to churches within Robertson's diocese in June. "My hope is that the congregation can look past the non-traditional lyrical content and see that Freddy Mercury's melodies are just as uplifting as conventional Church hymns," Robertson said, adding that he's "always had a special place in [his] heart for Queen." Robertson...
  • Judge finds karaoke violates copyright law (bad news for you Barry Manilow wannabes)

    03/21/2006 8:08:02 AM PST · by holymoly · 151 replies · 2,104+ views
    Connecticut Post ^ | 03/21/2006 | MICHAEL P. MAYKO
    Oct. 28, 2003, began like any other night when the Bear and Grill restaurant in Fairfield served karaoke on its entertainment menu. A disc jockey set up his karaoke machine and, one by one, amateur crooners took a shot with their renditions of "Margaritaville," "Mustang Sally" and "We Are Family," as the lyrics streamed across a television screen. The other patrons hooted and hollered. Except one. Ross Schneider, an investigator for Broadcast Music Inc. He took notes. On Monday, his notes and the Bear and Grill's lack of a license with Broadcast Music Inc. led to U.S. District Judge Janet...
  • HELP: Lyrics of a song for Dan Rather's Departure!

    03/09/2005 9:44:13 AM PST · by PatriotEdition · 45 replies · 1,203+ views
    Hello... I want to have a little fun with my karaoke thing here. (I apologise to the more serious conservatives in here without my kind of goofy sense of humor for this post, but I need a little help) Ok, I want to sing a song and put it into mp3 - it's the words to NY, NY, but I need lyrics to make it relate to Dan Rather. Of course the song will start out "No more spreading the news, I'm leaving today" I can't seem to get too creative on this and was wondering if there were any...
  • Cafe's 'Naked Karaoke' Upsets Neighbors

    10/31/2003 6:07:47 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 19 replies · 274+ views
    Times Daily ^ | 10/31/03 | AP
    You'll need to strip yourself of more than your inhibition and bare more than your soul if you want to take part in karaoke at the Bristol Station Cafe. Cafe owner Marty St. Pierre says he was just kidding around when he advertised "Naked Karaoke" in front of his bar. Then he got volunteers. Lots of them. "It honestly started out as a joke," he said. "But there were people signing up, so I just let it run." But not everyone warmed up to the idea. The cafe's neighbors called Town Hall to complain, and town authorities went to warn...
  • Caption this: Clinton in London

    07/12/2003 5:07:31 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 46 replies · 349+ views
    AP | July 12, 2003 | AP
    Sat Jul 12, 2:10 PM ET Right to left, Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien and the President of Chile, Ricardo Lagos listen to former President Bill Clinton (news - web sites) during a roundtable talk at the Progressive Governance Conference in London, England Saturday July 12, 2003. (AP Photo/CP, Jonathan Hayward)
  • Memphis' "Karaoke Killer," 61, Pleads Guilty, Gets Life in Prison

    07/03/2003 3:08:00 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 4 replies · 200+ views
    Memphis, TN, Commercial Appeal | 07-03-03 | Buser, Lawrence
    'Karaoke killer' pleads guilty, gets life in prison By Lawrence Buser buser@gomemphis.com July 3, 2003 A Memphis man dubbed the "karaoke killer" pleaded guilty Thursday to killing his wife two years ago and was sentenced to life in prison. Joseph Leroy Crouch Jr. told Criminal Court Judge James Beasley Jr. he wanted to get out of the Shelby County Jail and did not want to put his family through a trial. Crouch, 61, admitted shooting his wife Betsy Crouch early on June 25, 2001, at their southeast Memphis home as financial problems mounted. They had been married 40 years. He...