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  • Diggers find Atari's E.T. games in landfill

    04/26/2014 2:41:04 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | JUAN CARLOS LLORCA
    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A documentary film production company has found buried in a New Mexico landfill hundreds of the Atari "E.T." game cartridges that some call the worst video game ever made. Film director Zak Penn showed one "E.T." cartridge retrieved from the site and said that hundreds more were found in the mounds of trash and dirt scooped by a backhoe. ... A New York Times article from Sept. 28, 1983, says 14 truckloads of discarded game cartridges and computer equipment were dumped on the site. An Atari spokesman quoted in the story said the games came from...
  • Landrieu: I’ll put GOP foe on defensive on health care

    04/23/2014 7:51:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 22, 2014 | BY GREG SARGENT
    Senator Mary Landrieu is one of the most vulnerable of red state Democratic incumbents, and her reelection challenges — like those of other red state Dems — are said to be all about Obamacare. But in an interview today, Landrieu vowed to campaign aggressively against GOP foe Bill Cassidy’s opposition to the Medicaid expansion in the state, offered a spirited defense of the law — while acknowledging it has some problems — and even insisted he’d be at a “disadvantage” over the issue. “It’s a solid law that needs improvement,” Landrieu said. “My opponent offers nothing but repeal, repeal, and...
  • Teller County man claims he dumped gold in landfill during divorce dispute ($500,000)

    10/30/2013 5:14:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Gazette ^ | 10/24/13 | Lance Benzel
    A fortune in gold, gleefully chucked into a Colorado Springs trash bin? That's the claim of Earl Ray Jones, a Teller County man who says he converted $500,000 in life savings into gold in May and then threw it away - all to prevent his wife of 25 years from seeing a nickel in their pending divorce. **SNIP** Jones is facing a Nov. 4 sentencing in Teller County for menacing after he beat up his wife and held her captive in their Divide home during a March fight over finances. April Jones filed for divorce three weeks after the assault....
  • Maybe it's Time to Move the Hollywood Sign to a Place Where it Really Belongs...

    06/14/2013 11:37:02 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 14 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-14-13 | The Looking Spoon
    People who live outside of Los Angeles and Orange County in California get a very warped perception of what Hollywood really is, other than the cleaned up touristy things  to look at and the very controlled red carpet events most of the rest of it is as grimey and dirty as their morals....it's fitting really.
  • Babies Gosnell Killed in Abortion, Infanticide Taken to State Landfills

    05/28/2013 9:19:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    What became of many of the babies abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell killed in horrific abortions and infanticides? One researcher has the answers. Michael Marcavage of Stop Stericycle, a campaign to get the waste management company out of the abortion business, released a report showing many of the bodies of the babies killed eventually made their way to Pennsylvania landfills. Marcavage says the bodies were supposed to be taken to be incinerated, as is appropriate under Pennsylvania state law. However, he says many of the bodies of Gosnell’s abortion victims were mislabeled and, as a result, were taken to landfills, which...
  • New law: Don't toss electronics with the trash.

    01/26/2013 2:16:35 PM PST · by RBW in PA · 41 replies
    Pike County Courier ^ | January 24th, 2013 | Not Cited
    MILFORD — The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is reminding consumers and businesses that they are no longer be able to throw away their electronic devices with their trash. Passed in 2010, the Pennsylvania Covered Device Recycling Act requires that consumers and businesses not dispose of covered devices, such as computers, laptops, computer monitors, televisions and tablets with their trash. This means that trash haulers will no longer take covered devices unless the municipality has a curbside electronics collection program that ultimately sends the devices to an electronics recycler. The law took effect Jan. 24. “This law is an...
  • Sacramento scales back plan to produce solar power

    06/05/2012 12:47:30 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 7 replies
    thereporter.com ^ | 5 June 2012 | AP story
    SACRAMENTO (AP) -- Sacramento officials are scaling back plans to generate solar energy on a former landfill after running into unexpected opposition from wildlife advocates. Two years ago, officials proposed installing enough solar panels in Sutter's Landing Park to produce 20 megawatts of electricity -- enough to power several thousand homes. The city is now working on a smaller 2.5-acre facility that would generate 1.5 megawatts to power about 400 homes. City officials hope to break ground next year on the smaller-scale project, which has been bolstered by a $1.6 million grant from the Sacramento Municipal Utility District. Debates over...
  • Air Force Dumped Ashes Of More Troops’ Remains In Va. Landfill Than Acknowledged

    12/07/2011 11:46:49 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 19 replies
    Wa Po ^ | 12/7/11 | Craig Whitlock and Mary Pat Flaherty
    The Air Force dumped the incinerated partial remains of at least 274 American troops in a Virginia landfill, far more than the military had acknowledged, before halting the secretive practice three years ago, records show. The landfill dumping was concealed from families who had authorized the military to dispose of the remains in a dignified and respectful manner, Air Force officials said. There are no plans, they said, to alert those families now.
  • Air Force dumped ashes of more troops’ remains in Va. landfill than acknowledged

    12/07/2011 6:39:00 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 93 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 12-7-2011 | Craig Whitlock and Mary Pat Flaherty
    The Air Force dumped the incinerated partial remains of at least 274 American troops in a Virginia landfill, far more than the military had acknowledged, before halting the secretive practice three years ago, records show. The landfill dumping was concealed from families who had authorized the military to dispose of the remains in a dignified and respectful manner, Air Force officials said. There are no plans, they said, to alert those families now. The Air Force had maintained that it could not estimate how many troops might have had their remains sent to a landfill. The practice was revealed last...
  • John P. Wheeler: Eliminating the red herrings

    01/07/2011 10:43:01 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 94 replies
    Examiner ^ | 1-7-2010 | Radell Smith
    <p>Pentagon and defense operations must zero in on a problem and bypass the red herrings when seeking solutions; Law enforcement has to do the same thing in a murder investigation like that of John P, Wheeler III. Red herrings in the John Wheeler case include too much of a focus on his alleged erratic behavior and more.</p>
  • Wheeler: Super Bloodshot Eyes (Delaware landfill homicide mystery)

    01/06/2011 12:01:25 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 115 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1-6-2011 | Eric Shawn
    Wheeler: Super Bloodshot Eyes Eric ShawnJanuary 6, 2011 John Wheeler walked into a Wilmington, Delaware sandwich shop less than 24 hours before he was killed and had “super bloodshot eyes,” according to the person who sold him coffee. The clerk, who did not want to be identified, says he thought Wheeler was homeless and that clearly something was wrong. "His eyes were the most bloodshot I have ever seen,” he told Fox News, saying that it appeared he had been wearing the same clothes for a long time, because the cuffs on his white shirt were filthy. But the clerk...
  • UPDATED In a Scene Right Out of “Goodfellas” John P. Wheeler’s Murdered Body Dumped ...

    01/05/2011 1:25:56 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 37 replies
    Private Detective Bill Warner ^ | 1-5-2010 | Bill Warner
    In a Scene Right Out of “Goodfellas” John P. Wheeler’s Murdered Body Dumped Out Of The Rear of Garbage Truck in Wilmington DE, Who Set Up The Mafia Style Hit? UPDATED 1/05/2011 John P. Wheeler III planted incendiary devices at the home of neighbor Frank Marini in New Castle Delaware days before Wheeler’s body was found in the back of a garbage truck at the Cherry Island Landfill in Wilmington. Police found evidence linking John Parsons Wheeler 3d to devices planted at the New Castle home of a neighbor (Frank Marini) with whom he had been feuding, said the source,...
  • Man who helped get Vietnam wall built found dead

    01/04/2011 7:23:05 AM PST · by Albion Wilde · 86 replies
    myway.com ^ | January 4, 2011 | By RANDALL CHASE
    DOVER, Del. (AP) - A military expert who served three Republican presidents and helped get the Vietnam Veterans Memorial built as part of his dedication to those who fought in that war was found dead in a landfill, and authorities are trying to piece together when he was last seen alive. The body of John Wheeler III, 66, was uncovered Friday when a garbage truck emptied its contents at the Cherry Island landfill in Wilmington...
  • Body of US military expert found in Del. landfill

    01/03/2011 2:42:48 PM PST · by Vaquero · 44 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 1/3/11 | RANDALL CHASE
    DOVER, Del. – The body of a military expert who served in three Republican administrations was found dumped in a landfill over the holiday weekend, and investigators said Monday they do not know who might have killed him. John Wheeler III, 66, was last seen Dec. 28 on an Amtrak train from Washington to Wilmington. His body was found three days later, on New Year's Eve, as a garbage truck emptied its contents at the Cherry Island landfill. His death has been ruled a homicide.
  • Police ID body found in Wilmington landfill [decorated veteran; DE]

    01/02/2011 4:47:54 PM PST · by Gondring · 8 replies
    6abc.com ^ | Jan 2, 2011 | AP
    WILMINGTON, Del. -January 2, 2011 -- Police have identified a New Castle man whose body was found at a landfill in Wilmington. [...] The body of 66-year-old John Wheeler III was dumped out of a garbage truck at the Cherry Island landfill on New Year's Eve. His death was ruled a homicide. [...] Police believe Wheeler's body had been placed inside one of the [trash] bins [in Newark, DE] and had not been there long when the truck arrived. [...]
  • Ex-Bush aide killed, dumped in Del. River landfill

    01/03/2011 10:05:53 AM PST · by maggief · 128 replies
    Philly.com ^ | January 3, 2011
    John Parsons Wheeler 3d, a Vietnam veteran officer who served in three GOP Presidential administrations, and who chaired the committee that raised funds from businesses, agencies and prominent Americans to get the Vietnam Veterans Memorial built on the Washington Mall, was found dead in a landfill a few miles from his New Castle Delaware home this weekend.
  • Cops: Former Bush Aide Murdered, Found in Landfill

    01/03/2011 10:48:22 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Jan. 3, 2011
    A man who fought to get the Vietnam Veterans Memorial built and served in two Bush administrations was murdered, Delaware police say. John P. Wheeler III, 66, was found dead in a Delaware landfill, and his death has been ruled a homicide by Newark, Del., police. They are asking the public for leads in the case. Wheeler’s body was found in Wilmington on Friday after a disposal truck containing his body made pickups in Newark. Wheeler, who lived in New Castle, was chairman of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund during the Ronald Reagan era. He also held many high-profile government...
  • NC (government run) Shelter Accused Of Dumping Live Animals At Landfill

    12/29/2010 9:34:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    WITN ^ | 12/29/10
    NC Shelter Accused Of Dumping Live Animals At LandfillThe Fayetteville Observer reported Wednesday that officials are denying allegations that the shelter's staff has sent living dogs and cats to be dumped at a landfill. Updated: 10:51 AM Dec 29, 2010 A Robeson County animal shelter that faced a lawsuit and state charges of inadequate veterinary care and overcrowded cat cages is facing new allegations. The Fayetteville Observer reported Wednesday that officials are denying allegations that the shelter's staff has sent living dogs and cats to be dumped at a landfill. Animal rights advocate Susan Barrett of Winston-Salem sued the shelter...
  • US Marshals Confirm Body Found At Landfill Is Inmate Who Escaped El Paso Jail

    07/09/2010 7:34:21 PM PDT · by OldBullrider · 48 replies
    KVIA.com ^ | July 9, 2010 | By ABC-7 Reporter Ken Molestina
    EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Marshals confirmed to ABC-7 Friday afternoon that a body found in a Sunland Park, N.M. landfill was that of a federal inmate who escaped the El Paso jail earlier in the day. Carlos Roberto Medina-Bailon, 30, of Delicias, Mexico, is believed to have escaped the El Paso County Detention Facility between 4:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. Friday by using the garbage disposal system.
  • Replacing old Austin toilets means landfill trash

    03/26/2010 3:19:13 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 28 replies · 557+ views
    chron.com ^ | 3-26-10 | AP Story
    Old toilets are backing up Austin-area landfills. The City Council plan approved last month to help apartment complexes install new water-efficient toilets has resulted in older models packing rapidly filling landfills. Critics say up to 280 tons of toilets could be dumped in county landfills, contradicting the city's long-held commitment to recycling. "It's a clear example of the City of Austin's left hand not knowing what its right hand is doing," Rick Cofer, co-chairman of the city's Solid Waste Advisory Commission, said in Friday's editions of the Austin American-Statesman. The city offers free and discounted water-saving toilets to homeowners and...
  • Environmentally Engineered Landfill in Kirkuk is First for Iraq

    03/02/2009 3:22:56 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 246+ views
    KIRKUK, Iraq, March 2, 2009 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is part of a joint, multinational effort to provide solutions for city officials here on what to do with the 900 tons of trash Kirkuk residents generate daily. A truck offloads trash at Solid Waste Transfer Station 1, south of Kirkuk, Iraq. The $2.5 million facility has the capacity to handle 300 tons of waste per day. U.S. Army photo   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. For years, Kirkuk residents have been dumping their garbage into unregulated areas or merely unloading it in open fields outside...
  • (Tookie Williams) Ex-gang leader's ashes spread in Africa

    07/01/2006 5:55:28 AM PDT · by lunarbicep · 34 replies · 800+ views
    sunherald.com ^ | 7/1/2006
    The ashes of executed Crips gang co-founder Stanley "Tookie" Williams were spread in a lake in South Africa in accordance with his will, a friend said. Barbara Becnel, who co-authored children's books with Williams and witnessed his execution, said in a statement Friday that she and Williams' longtime friend Shirley Neal sprinkled the ashes into the lake Sunday in Thokoza Park in the city of Soweto, as Williams had requested. "On his last day of life Stan asked me to spread his ashes in South Africa," Becnel said. "He wanted to return to the motherland." Williams was cremated after his...
  • Kennewick woman found alive in California landfill

    04/19/2006 7:45:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 1,872+ views
    A Kennewick woman was pulled alive from a northern California landfill after she reportedly was carjacked and kidnapped while driving to work. Rebecca Huston, 32, was last heard from last Wednesday evening. Friends and family began searching for her after she failed to show up for work at a veterinary clinic in Richland. A landfill employee at the Ukiah Transfer Station in Ukiah, Calif., about 100 miles north of San Francisco on Highway 101, saw Huston's feet sticking out from a garbage pile Tuesday morning. Huston spent Tuesday night at a hospital where she was treated for a cut head,...
  • Body lost in Michigan landfill will remain there

    01/12/2006 2:02:04 PM PST · by oxcart · 23 replies · 857+ views
    WNDU-TV Michigan ^ | 01/12/2006 | By Staff
    Michigan - It looks like a body that was lost in a Michigan landfill will remain there. Trash haulers mistakenly took the body Friday morning from a storage area at a funeral home in nearby Holland, Michigan. They picked up the body while they were collecting medical waste. Search teams sifted through tons of trash in the landfill for two days, but found nothing. The 66-year-old Holland man's children told crews to stop looking for the body, citing the risk of health and safety for the searchers. Environmental officials have agreed to honor the family's request.
  • '05 Proving To Be Worst Newspaper Year Since Recession

    10/31/2005 7:00:41 PM PST · by HangnJudge · 75 replies · 2,149+ views
    Media Daily News ^ | 10-31-05 | Ross Fadner
    IT'S OFFICIAL: 2005 WILL BE the newspaper industry's worst year since the last ad industry recession. And things aren't looking much better for next year either, according to a top Wall Street firm's report on newspaper publishing. "Sadly, 2005 is shaping up as the industry's worst year from a revenue growth perspective since the recession impacted 2001-2002 period," says the report from Goldman Sachs, adding a warning that meaningful growth in 2006 is "very unlikely."
  • Vandals Strike at Local Landfill

    09/12/2005 3:17:35 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 6 replies · 266+ views
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 9/12/05 | Aimee Dolloff
    OLD TOWN - Vandals on Sunday evening caused an estimated $10,000-plus in damage at the West Old Town Landfill, police said. Old Town police received a call at 6:41 p.m. from subcontractors who had been working at the site reporting extensive damage to the landfill's main building, scale house and some equipment. When police arrived, they discovered the group of subcontractors, who had been working about half-mile away from the entrance, were locked inside. Vandals superglued the locks on the doors of some buildings. They also broke off a key or other object in the locked chain on the main...
  • Rumors of a Shortage of Dump Space Were Greatly Exaggerated

    08/16/2005 6:21:33 PM PDT · by TheMole · 6 replies · 637+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 12, 2005 | JEFF BAILEY
    Workers at a landfill in Orange County, Calif. - as if tamping down the contents of a wastebasket - regularly pile one million cubic yards of dirt atop a football field-size section of the giant dump. Six months later, the workers scrape the dirt aside and the dump's surface has fallen 30 to 40 feet, making space for yet more trash. "It's just amazing," said Mike Giancola, deputy director of the county's waste agency. Orange County's method is part of a remarkable productivity story playing out in the trash business, quietly saving consumers, businesses and municipalities billions of dollars a...
  • The deception of Toronto garbage in Michigan (Toronto Canada trashing Michigan)

    10/04/2004 11:51:53 AM PDT · by MikeEdwards · 26 replies · 1,038+ views
    Canada Free Press newspaper ^ | October 4, 2004 | Judi McLeod
    Memo to Michigan's Department of Environmental Quality: When it comes to Toronto garbage, you may have been had. On paper, Toronto City bureaucrats describe garbage being hauled to Michigan in "dry tonne". But 164,430 wet tonnes were sent to Michigan last year alone. To read the full Canada Free Press newspaper article please visit The deception of Toronto garbage in Michigan.
  • Landfill Discovery Leads to Sexual Assault Charges in Laredo

    04/09/2004 9:24:03 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 220+ views
    Laredo, TX, Morning Times ^ | 04-09-03 | Almada, Laurel
    Landfill discovery leads to sexual assault charges BY LAUREL ALMADA Times staff writer A Laredo woman was indicted for alleged sex crimes Tuesday after someone found a box containing explicit photographs and other items at the city's landfill. Maria D. Martinez, 47, of the 2500 block of Boston, is charged with one count of indecency with a child by exposure and two counts of sexual performance by a child. The indictment alleges that Martinez exposed herself to a child under the age of 17 and induced the child to engage in sexual conduct on two occasions occurring on or about...
  • Trash-Talking Landfill Safety

    12/02/2003 12:57:57 PM PST · by lennymoss · 206+ views
    Fox News.com ^ | Nov 28, 2003 | Steven Milloy
    <p>Los Angeles County public health official Paul Simon just reported that he was unable to link health problems with a local landfill at the center of a not-in-my-backyard (NIMBY) controversy.</p> <p>Oddly enough, Simon said that the finding doesn’t mean the landfill is safe and that more testing is needed.</p>
  • Buried WMDs Found ... In Maryland

    05/29/2003 8:31:35 AM PDT · by cgk · 22 replies · 291+ views
    CBS News ^ | 5-28-03
    Buried WMDs Found ... In Maryland FORT DETRICK, May 28, 2003 Aan exterior view of the lab building of U. S. Army Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick.  (AP) "You never know what's there until you start digging."Col. John Ball,Fort Detrick garrison commander,to The Post (CBS) U.S. weapons experts are struggling to deal with the remnants of a decades-old biological weapons program. They are trying to find potentially dangerous materials — once shrouded in secrecy — with only poorly kept records and fading memories to go on. Thousands of tons of hazardous substances like anthrax are at stake. Only...
  • Flags Thrown in Landfill/Flag disposal creates controversy

    09/25/2002 6:09:35 AM PDT · by SheLion · 6 replies · 311+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 25 September 2002
    <p>RUMFORD, Maine (AP) People in western Maine are upset that hundreds of American flags were dumped in a landfill instead of being burned and buried in a ceremony honoring the victims of the terrorist attacks.</p> <p>Organizers with civic groups in Rumford collected thousands of flags for a public ceremony Sept. 7 to honor the victims of the attacks. One flag was burned at the ceremony, and the rest were supposed to be burned at a pit adjacent to the transfer station in Mexico.</p>
  • City allowed to raise Waimanalo trash heap

    09/17/2002 9:25:35 PM PDT · by Vidalia · 308+ views
    Honolulu Advertiser ^ | September 17, 2002 | Catherine E. Toth
    <p>With no alternative to deal with O'ahu's increasing volume of garbage, the state Department of Health approved a permit yesterday to raise the height of the landfill at Waimanalo Gulch by 30 feet.</p> <p>The action came with only weeks of capacity remaining at the city's sole landfill, and state deputy health director Gary Gill noted that the urgency to find a solution to O'ahu's waste problem was mounting along with the trash.</p>
  • Leeward residents sound off on landfill

    08/09/2002 4:22:40 PM PDT · by Vidalia · 1 replies · 247+ views
    Honolulu Advertiser ^ | Thursday, August 8, 2002 | Will Hoover
    <p>The city — which has extended the period for public comment on the Waimanalo Gulch landfill issue nine times — got an earful at a public hearing at Kapolei High School last night.</p> <p>Except that no one from the city showed up to listen, a fact missed by few of the more than 100 people who showed up to have their say.</p>
  • Caption Clinton

    07/24/2002 3:25:05 PM PDT · by Bars4Bill · 56 replies · 338+ views
    Yahoo News / AP ^ | 7.24.02 | -
    Wed Jul 24, 5:43 PM ET Former President Bill Clinton talks to reporters at the construction site of the William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park Wednesday, July 24, 2002, near downtown Little Rock, Ark. Clinton said the library complex will be a landmark for Little Rock. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)