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  • 2 suspended in case of laxative-laced cupcakes

    05/24/2010 5:30:35 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 28 replies · 901+ views
    The State ^ | May. 19, 2010 | Noelle Phillips
    Two Dutch Fork High School students have been suspended after 14 students and one teacher became sick after eating cupcakes made with laxatives. The students brought the treats to school Monday. School officials called the sheriff’s department to investigate after some became concerned the treats were made with an illegal substance. The sheriff’s department tested the cupcakes and found they included a natural fiber laxative, said Monique Mack, a spokesman for the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. No criminal charges were filed.
  • Wired Iraqi man questioned at L.A. airport

    03/06/2007 3:44:51 PM PST · by mfnorman · 179 replies · 3,968+ views
    Reuters ^ | 03-06-07
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Officials detained an Iraqi man during a security scare at Los Angeles International airport on Tuesday but said a suspicious object found in a body cavity search did not pose a threat. The man, identified by law enforcement officials as Fadhel al-Maliki, 35, was detained at passenger screening at the airport just before 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning. The bomb squad was called as a precaution and authorities said they found wires in his clothing and a magnet inside a lower body cavity. The man was preparing to board a US Airways flight to Philadelphia. The...
  • Irish Shunning Guinness

    02/16/2007 4:20:10 PM PST · by blam · 159 replies · 3,378+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-16-2007 | Harry Wallop
    Irish are shunning Guinness By Harry Wallop, Business Correspondent and Simon Caldwell Last Updated: 2:04am GMT 16/02/2007 It is as Irish as shamrock and the Blarney Stone, but a pint of Guinness is falling out of favour in its home country. The iconic drink, which has been brewed in Dublin for the last 250 years, is suffering a severe downturn in sales, the company admitted yesterday. Diageo, the UK drinks giant that owns Guinness, said volumes of the stout fell by 10 per cent in Ireland in the last six months as increasing numbers of drinkers die off. Paul Walsh,...
  • Duke Justice Demands Nifong's Removal (Susan Estrich on DukeLax

    12/18/2006 4:44:22 PM PST · by abb · 243 replies · 7,157+ views
    FoxNews ^ | December 18, 2006 | Susan Estrich
    his is not the way the system is supposed to operate. Prosecutors are supposed to be out for justice, not blood; committed to the truth, at all costs, not winning, without more. Prosecutors aren’t just morally obliged but legally required to turn over exculpatory evidence to the defense. Prosecutors aren’t just one side in a battle. You can’t come across the smoking gun covered with fingerprints on it – come across it because you have the power of the state to collect all the evidence – and then decide to ignore it because they don’t match the fingerprints of the...
  • (WI) Supreme Court: OK to Give Drug Suspect Laxative

    05/18/2006 2:19:18 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 18 replies · 514+ views
    JSOnline via AP ^ | May 18, 2006 | Todd Richmond
    MADISON, WI (AP) -- Police were within their rights when they forced a drug suspect to drink a laxative in hopes of recovering a bag of heroin he had swallowed, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The laxative was reasonable because police had a clear expectation it would help reveal evidence of a crime, the court ruled in reversing a state appeals court decision. The laxative also may have reduced the danger Tomas Payano-Roman would have faced had the bag ruptured in his body, the high court's decision said. "The government would have had more difficulty in proving its case...
  • Laxative-induced search violated rights

    05/16/2005 10:39:05 PM PDT · by Still Thinking · 33 replies · 765+ views
    Interest! Alert ^ | May 11, 2005 | UPI
    MILWAUKEE, May 11 (UPI) -- The Wisconsin Court of Appeals ruled a man forced by police to drink liquid laxative to expel a swallowed bag of heroin was unreasonably searched. The decision reverses a trial-court ruling that found police and medical personnel at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Wauwatosa acted solely out of concern for the health of Tomas R. Payano-Roman, 35, when they forced him to drink six cups of liquid laxative while handcuffed to a bed and made him defecate into a portable toilet as they looked on, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. The appeals court found police...
  • Ex-nurse gets time in prison (patient abuse; gave them laxatives)

    03/07/2005 12:26:34 PM PST · by Born Conservative · 16 replies · 1,590+ views
    Akron Beacon Journal ^ | 3/5/2005 | Gina Mace
    Woman, 28, gave laxatives to five nursing home patients to make mess for co-worker at facility MEDINA - A former nurse who gave laxatives to five elderly nursing home patients to get back at a co-worker was sentenced Friday to 10 months in prison. Kim Koha, also known as Moenich, 28, had pleaded guilty to five counts of patient abuse. During the sentencing hearing, Medina County Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler told Koha that she can apply for an early release after she serves five months. She surrendered her nursing license when the abuse was discovered. Koha wept openly...