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  • Foreclosed family watches helplessly as craigslist crowds strip house bare (Link Only - Gannet)

    10/25/2012 7:58:06 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 13 replies
    A family is losing their home. They gotta go. So they post an ad on Craigslist....  Link To Gannet Story.   Video at link also.
  • Google cameras map popular Grand Canyon trails

    10/25/2012 5:30:07 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Google ^ | 10-25-12 | FELICIA FONSECA
    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Google and its street-view cameras already have taken users to narrow cobblestone alleys in Spain using a tricycle, inside the Smithsonian with a push cart and to British Columbia's snow-covered slopes by snowmobile. The search giant now has brought its all-seeing eyes — mounted for the first time on a backpack — down into the Grand Canyon, showcasing the attraction's most popular hiking trails on the South Rim and other walkways. It's the latest evolution in mapping technology for the Mountain View, Calif., company, which has used a rosette of cameras to photograph...
  • Disturbing: CBS Affiliate Accidentally Runs Khyron Declaring Obama the winner

    10/24/2012 10:08:17 PM PDT · by mrsppmrxky · 26 replies
    patdollard.com ^ | Oct 21, 2012 | Pat Dollard
    2012 presidential campaign » Disturbing: CBS Affiliate Accidentally Runs Khyron Dated Nov 6 Declaring Obama Winner Of 2012 Election 43/40, With 40,237,966 Votes To 38,116,216 Votes
  • Man robs Church's Chicken with samurai sword

    10/24/2012 5:15:28 PM PDT · by visualops · 54 replies
    41 Action News ^ | 10/24/2012 | 41 Action News Staff
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man robbed a Kansas City restaurant Tuesday night armed with a samurai sword, police said. ---snip---- The suspect drove off in an older-model brown two-toned Chevy pickup truck, possibly from the 1980s.
  • Driver backs up, rolls over sleeping man

    10/24/2012 4:11:34 PM PDT · by SmithL · 20 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/24/12 | Ellen Huet
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A woman backing out of her garage in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood drove over and killed a man sleeping outside her home, police said Wednesday. The man was sleeping on the ground outside the 28-year-old woman's garage on Third Street near Bryant Street at 7 a.m. Tuesday when she backed out in her sedan and rolled over him, . . .
  • Two teen boys arrested in N.J. 12-year-old Autumn Pasquale's death

    10/23/2012 7:48:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    CBS ^ | 10.23.2012 | CBS
    Clayton, N.J. Gloucester County officials arrested two teenage brothers in connection with the death of 12-year-old Autumn Pasquale, CBS Philly reports. County prosecutor Sean Dalton said at a press conference Tuesday that Autumn, who was was last seen Saturday on her bicycle, was lured into the home of the 15- and 17-year-old brothers to obtain parts for her BMX bike. The crime was allegedly committed in that house. Dalton said the boys' mother contacted police about posts she saw on her son's Facebook page. "A preliminary cause of death is blunt force trauma consistent with strangulation," said Dalton, according to...
  • Stop the roundabouts

    10/22/2012 7:52:22 PM PDT · by logic101.net · 76 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinal ^ | October 21, 2012 | Mark A Sity
    Stop the roundabouts The vast majority of us hate roundabouts. Unfortunately, the state Department of Transportation loves them, as do their close friends, the road builders. Why the road builders love them is simple - they can charge us 10 times more to put them in. Sadly, the DOT prefers to make its friends happy rather than the taxpayers. They now have taken to trying to hide their plans from us by referring to them as "broad, looping, free-flowing." Often we will be told that they work so well in Europe. However, Europe's idea of a big truck is about...
  • Time-lapse video: Space shuttle Endeavour's trek through L.A. (Amazing!)

    10/21/2012 11:59:07 AM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 36 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 10/15/2015 | Bryan Chan
    The space shuttle Endeavour made its final journey last weekend, traveling 12-miles from Los Angeles International Airport, through Inglewood, to the California Science Center in Exposition Park.
  • Teacher injured in airborne fish attack

    10/21/2012 10:29:24 AM PDT · by cdchik123 · 14 replies
    nbc ^ | Updated: Oct 19, 2012 7:13 AM CDT
    <p>NAPLES, FL - A Naples High School teacher suffered minor injuries after an airborne assault by fish. But deputies say the fish likely had an accomplice - below, read the witty report written up by a school resource deputy after the September incident.</p>
  • Washington boy finds whiskey in Mountain Dew - "It didn’t taste like Mountain Dew at all”

    10/20/2012 2:26:44 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    KING 5 News ^ | October 20, 2012 | ZAHID ARAB
    Washington boy finds whiskey in Mountain Dew A 13-year-old in Shoreline said he took a swig of his Mountain Dew and it turned out to be whiskey. His parents say the bottle was sealed and looked legit. “Except for the color it looks like a fully functional Mountain Dew,” said Marie Grant, mother. Marcus Olson immediately spit it out. “It tasted a little bitter. It didn’t taste like Mountain Dew at all,” he said. His mother said her son drank at least a shot. Grant is furious. She claims she’s only getting the run around from both Pepsi and the...
  • Cockroach Crawls All Over NBC Reporter During Live Shot - & He Doesn't Even Flinch (Poor Bug)

    10/19/2012 3:21:59 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 October 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Cockroach crawls all over NBC reporter during live shot - and he doesn't even flinch 'Don't move' is the all too familiar advice when it comes to creepy crawlies, and that is exactly what an NBC reporter did when a large red cockroach crawled over his back and shoulders during a live shot. Robert Kovacik was reporting from West Los Angeles when the disgusting bug appeared on his left shoulder, disappeared behind his back and the reappeared again on his right arm. Unflinching, the journalist carried on with his piece about a Manson-related murder spree as the cockroach climbed up...
  • Christopher Gaul, former managing editor of the Catholic Review, dies at 72

    10/19/2012 10:58:51 AM PDT · by MDJohnPaul · 1 replies
    The Catholic Review ^ | Oct. 18, 2012 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    Catholic Review File Photo There were countless angles a journalist could have taken in writing a preview story about Pope John Paul II’s historic visit to Baltimore in 1995. Christopher Gaul, then the senior writer at the Catholic Review who later became the newspaper’s managing editor, decided to examine what others ignored: the source of the 80,000 Communion hosts that would be consecrated during the Oct. 8 papal Mass at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Gaul traced the story all the way back to a Kansas wheat field, where grains were harvested and shipped by railcar to New Jersey to...
  • Big Tex Destroyed by Flames

    10/19/2012 9:07:33 AM PDT · by DarthFuzball · 57 replies
    <p>Big Tex clothes caught fire at the State Fair of Texas Friday Morning.</p> <p>Dallas fire crews are on the scene, his clothes are gone.</p>
  • Judge rules Kountze High School cheerleaders can put Bible verse banners at school

    10/19/2012 6:15:26 AM PDT · by KGeorge · 14 replies
    KSAT TV, San Antonio ^ | October 18, 2012 | no byline
    This brightened my day. Hope it does the same for Y'All! "The controversy began when cheerleaders at Kountze High School painted the verses on their banners for football games. The Freedom From Religion Foundation complained that the signs violated the First Amendment that prohibits establishing a religion. In September, the school district told the cheerleaders not to paint any more Bible verses on banners. The cheerleaders filed a lawsuit district court. The judge allowed the cheerleaders to keep making the banners until he announced his decision." Ultimately, they won! The Associated Press contributed to this story.
  • Five wolves killed in Wisconsin as controversial hunt begins

    10/19/2012 5:43:48 AM PDT · by SJackson · 31 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 10-19-12
    MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Wisconsin officials said on Wednesday that hunters killed five wolves during the first two days of the state's inaugural wolf harvest, which began this week despite opposition from animal rights groups. The state's Department of Natural Resources said a gray wolf was trapped and killed on Tuesday in Oneida County and hunters elsewhere across the state reported four kills on Monday as the state-sanctioned effort to reduce the population began. So far, the state has issued 638 of the 1,160 wolf-harvesting licenses it authorized for the season, which runs through February 28 or until hunters reach the...
  • Camping closed at 2 Western NC campsites because of bear encounters

    10/19/2012 5:33:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Halifax Media Group ^ | October 17, 2012 | Joey Millwood
    Shining Rock, Graveyard Fields closed for first time in 5 years HENDERSONVILLE, NC - Shining Rock Wilderness and Graveyard Fields were closed Wednesday to camping for the first time in at least five years after seven bear encounters with humans were reported to the U.S. Forest Service. The latest incident occurred Monday night when a bear damaged a tent and a food bag. There were people inside the tent, but no one was injured. Pisgah National Forest Recreation Manager Jeff Owenby has been in the area for five years and said the two areas haven’t been closed to camping in...
  • 12-year-old Girl Shoots Intruder During Home Invasion

    10/19/2012 5:22:20 AM PDT · by OKSooner · 8 replies
    KOTV Channel 6 Tulsa ^ | 10-18-2012 | Chris McKinnon
    A 12-year-old girl took matters into her own hands during a home invasion in southeast Oklahoma. It happened on Wednesday when the girl was home alone. She told police a stranger rang the doorbell, then went around to the back door and kicked it in. She called her mom, Debra St. Clair, who told her to get the family gun, hide in a closet and call 911. That was when St. Clair dropped what she doing and raced home. "I drove home at a really fast pace to try to get to her, and when I got here the police...
  • Albuquerque Gun Business Holding Coyote Contest (Shoot Coyotes in NM, Win AR-15 Rifle as Prize)

    10/18/2012 3:22:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    KOB Eyewitness News 4 ^ | 10/17/2012 | Joseph Lynch
    Albuquerque gun business holding coyote contest An Albuquerque gun business is having a contest to see which two men can kill the most coyotes. The grand prize for winning the contest is a pair of AR-15 rifles. The contest has people sounding off about the upcoming contest. The people who live around the Village of Corrales may have never met Susan Weiss, but they've seen her. "The coyote lady. That's what i'm referred to as, the coyote lady," Weiss said. She likes the title. She has been an advocate for the "Coexist with Coyotes" group for more than a decade...
  • Father of woman who shot burglar: "I hate she didn't get both of them"

    10/18/2012 5:33:42 AM PDT · by Kimmers · 21 replies
    WFAA ^ | 10/17/2012 | REBECCA LOPEZ
    DALLAS – A Southeast Oak Cliff resident shot and killed a burglary suspect who kicked in her door alongside an accomplice Wednesday afternoon. One suspect was taken to Methodist Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The second escaped. Police cleared the area in front of the home at 7230 Concordia Lane, saying the suspect’s car had to be towed away. The vehicle had paper plates. Tweets sent from the official Dallas Police Department Twitter account said two suspects kicked in the door of the home at about 11:30 a.m. The resident was alone upstairs and heard the noise. She confronted...
  • ‘Donna the Deer Lady’ learns the hard way: deer crossing signs are for humans, not deer [AUDIO]

    10/18/2012 5:02:00 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10-18-2012 | Annie Z. Yu
    “Donna the Deer Lady” is in on the joke and, in a follow-up interview with the Fargo, N.D. radio station that made her a YouTube sensation, said she now feels “incredibly stupid” about her misconception about deer-crossing signs. Donna’s first call to Y94 “Morning Playhouse” was on Sep. 17 during their weekly “vent line.” She said she had been in three car accidents involving deer in the past few years, and all of these accidents occurred shortly after she saw a deer-crossing sign. “My frustration is that the Minnesota and North Dakota departments of transportation would allow these deer crossings...
  • The woman at the center of the silly A-Rod flirting controversy has been identified

    10/17/2012 5:23:34 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/17/2012 | Kevin Kaduk
    Just in case you were wondering what type of woman would have the power to distract the great Alex Rodriguez from his game, it looks like we have some more info. The New York Post says her name is Kyna Treacy and she's a bikini model and swimwear designer from Australia.
  • Pepe Le Pew! France: One in 29 Don't Shower Even Once a WEEK - 13% Don't Wash After Using Toilet

    10/17/2012 3:18:02 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 17 October 2012 | David Harding
    One in 29 French people don't take a shower even once a WEEK - while 13% do not wash their hands after using the toilet One in 29 people in France only take a shower once a week, according to a new survey. The study into French washing habits also found that one in five do not shower every day. On the other end of the scale, 11.5 per cent of French men and women shower several times daily. Hand washing, too, is ‘not always a priority for the French,’ said pollster BVA, which was commissioned to carry out the...
  • Homeless Man Charged in 1976 Augusta Murder (Chewing Gum Trick)

    10/17/2012 1:17:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Kennebec Journal ^ | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2012 | Craig Crosby and Betty Adams
    DNA from a homeless Seattle man's chewing gum helped lead authorities to arrest the man in connection with a 36-year-old Augusta cold case murder. State and Augusta police arrested Gary Sanford Raub, 63, on Monday night and charged him with the 1976 fatal stabbing of 70-year-old Blanche M. Kimball inside her State Street home. The Kimball murder is the oldest unsolved homicide case to result in charges in state history, police said Tuesday. Raub was known as Gary Robert Wilson at the time and lived at Kimball's home. He is listed as a transient on the Kennebec County Superior Court...
  • Woman Sexually Assaulted Outside Bar In Old Town Pasadena

    10/17/2012 10:29:04 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    PASADENA [california] (CBSLA.com) — Police sought the public’s help Wednesday in finding whoever sexually assaulted a woman outside an Old Town bar. The attack outside a restaurant and bar on Colorado Boulevard and Holly Street occurred about 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, according to Pasadena police. The victim was walking alone when she was approached from behind by the suspect and forced into nearby Legge Alley, where the assault took place, police said. The suspect then fled on foot. The suspect was described as Hispanic, in his 30s to 40s, about 5’8″ tall with a medium build and wearing...
  • 'Naked Caveman' Supports Himself by Donating Blood & Strikes Fear Into Hikers on TX Mountain

    10/17/2012 10:19:06 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | October 15, 2012 | Hugo Gye
    'Naked caveman' striking fear into hikers who stumble across him on the mountain he has called home for three years while supporting himself by donating blood A mountain community in Texas claims it is being terrorised by a 'naked caveman' who lives in the hills and harasses hikers and passers-by. The man has apparently occupied a remote cave above El Paso for three years, and supports himself by donating blood plasma and recycling cans. But local residents say they have seen him prowling around their houses, and are intimidated by his aggressive behaviour. The inhabitants of an apartment complex at...
  • Police seek same suspect in 3 [Richmond Va] VCU-area armed robberies [in one night]

    10/17/2012 7:54:48 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 3 replies
    Richmond [Va] Times Dispatch newspaper ^ | 17 October 2012 | Richmond Times Dispatch staff
    RICHMOND, Va. -- Police believe ... same person ... three armed robberies ... Virginia Commonwealth University's ... downtown Richmond ... Tuesday night. There were no injuries ... robberies ... 9:50 p.m. in the 1000 block of Grove Avenue... and at 10 p.m. in the 1300 block of West Clay Street ... 10:12 p.m. in the 700 block of West Clay,.... Richmond and VCU police were searching ... black man in his 20s ... small, silver, semiautomatic handgun ... wearing a ... gray hoodie ... white Chevrolet Impala. Police said ... victim's wallet and cell phone.... There ... two victims in...
  • Testicle-eating fish discovered in Illinois lake

    10/16/2012 10:19:52 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 59 replies
    MNN ^ | Thu, Aug 02 2012 | Bryan Nelson
    An invasive fish, known in some parts of the world as "The [CENSORED] Cutter" due to its alleged appetite for human testicles, has been found in Illinois' Lake Lou Yaeger, reports the Huffington Post.   Residents who frequent the lake have been on guard ever since a local fishermen caught one specimen in June. Originally believed to be a piranha, officials with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources later identified the fish as a pacu-- an Amazonian species related to the piranha. Unlike the piranha, though, which is known for its flesh-cutting serrated incisors, the pacu has blunt chompers that...
  • Dogs alert Tucson homeowner to fire

    10/16/2012 3:46:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Kimberly Matas, Arizona Daily Star
    A couple of midtown canines deserve extra dog treats after alerting their owner to an early morning garage fire. The barking dogs woke their owner just after 4 a.m. “She checked to see what they were barking at and discovered her garage on fire in the back yard,” said Capt. Barrett Baker, spokesman for the Tucson Fire Department. “The garage was detached from the house. She was able to get the dogs and get out of the house safely.” Fire crews were on the scene in the 1400 block of East Grant Road between north Mountain and Cherry avenues by...
  • Saudi to Allow Women Lawyers to Plead Cases in Court

    10/16/2012 3:41:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, October 16, 2012
    Women lawyers in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to plead cases in court for the first time from next month, according to a justice ministry directive published on Tuesday by Al-Watan daily. The ruling, which will take effect at the beginning of next month after the end of the four-day Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha in late October, will apply to all women who have a law degree and who have spent at least three years working in a lawyer's office. "This is a decision we have awaited for a long time," recent law graduate Mona Belabid was quoted as...
  • Tom's machine shop, Obama & China (must watch)

    10/16/2012 1:38:01 PM PDT · by Prole · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | September 29, 2012 | Tom
    A message from Tom, a machine shop owner and businessman, who is trying to help Americans understand just how destructive Obama and his minions are toward business owners across America.
  • Jogger May Be Victim In Oxnard Police Shootout

    10/16/2012 9:42:13 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | October 16, 2012 5:56 AM
    OXNARD (CBSLA.com) — Police in Ventura County are investigating an officer-involved shooting that may have claimed the life of a young man returning from a run. Family members of Alfonso Limon, 21, say he was an innocent victim who got caught in the crossfire between Oxnard police and two pursuit suspects Saturday night. The shooting occurred around 10:15 p.m. when a vehicle carrying three men led Oxnard police on a brief pursuit following a routine traffic stop, Ventura County Sheriff’s investigators said. Two of the three suspects bailed from the vehicle on foot and engaged in a shootout with police....
  • DA: Trail of blood led to teen murder suspect

    10/15/2012 6:44:19 PM PDT · by massmike · 6 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 10/15/2012 | Matt Stout
    A trail of blood led police to an MBTA stop where a surveillance camera showed 14-year-old Ernest Watkins IV trying to use his Charlie Card to hop a Red Line train after allegedly stabbing a 39-year-old Dorchester man to death earlier this month, prosecutors said today. A house key left at the scene of the murder also opened the door to Watkins’ home, prosecutors added. The teen was ordered held without bail today after his arraignment in Dorchester District Court. Under Massachusetts law, he is being tried as an adult. A not guilty plea was entered for him. Prosecutors said...
  • Teen Shot in Head During Home Invasion Prank

    10/15/2012 3:26:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    abc ^ | Oct 14, 2012 5:14pm | Alyssa Newcomb
    A 15-year-old Alabama boy is in critical condition today after he was shot in the head by a friend during prank that police said went terribly wrong. Jesse Rainey, 15, and seven male friends were spending the weekend at an unoccupied home that belonged to the grandmother of one of the boys, when a few of the teens decided to prank their friends by faking a home intrusion, Colbert County Sheriff Ronnie May told ABCNews.com. “One of the young men cut the lights to the house, then a few of the other guys snuck back inside, wanting their friends to...
  • Photos from the Romney Rally in Portsmouth OH on Sat 10/13

    10/15/2012 10:06:27 AM PDT · by rikkir · 13 replies
    My Camera | 10/15/2012 | Me
    Here are some photos of the Romney Campaign Rally in Portsmouth, OH this past Sat. Especially notice the 2 of the Obozo counter-protestors. They have a giant inflatable Rat!! Also notice the guy in the rat-suit!! LOL could they have picked a better mascot?
  • Steelers rookie faces felony charges after police chase through Pittsburgh's South Side

    10/15/2012 8:47:16 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies
    WPXI ^ | October 15, 2012
    PITTSBURGH — A Steelers rookie was arrested early Sunday morning after police said he led officers on a chase through Pittsburgh's South Side and crashed into several parked cars. Channel 11 News obtained the criminal complaint against Alameda Ta’amu, a fourth-round draft pick from the University of Washington. The rookie nose tackle has been inactive for each of the Steelers' five regular season games. The criminal complaint says police spotted a 2006 Lincoln Navigator going the wrong way on Fort Pitt Boulevard early Sunday morning, when the driver then crossed the Smithfield Street bridge and ran a red light as...
  • Funeral Set For Retired Schoolteacher Killed In Her NoCal Home

    10/14/2012 3:41:42 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    AP) ^ | October 14, 2012 2:44 PM
    A funeral for a retired schoolteacher who was killed in her Hercules home is set for this week. Relatives of Susie Ko say services will be held Friday at St. Patrick’s Church in Rodeo on Friday at 10 a.m., with a burial to follow in Oakland at Mountain View Cemetery. The 55-year-old Ko was found dead in her home by neighbors on Oct. 5. Police say an autopsy report showed that she died of stab wounds and blunt force trauma to the head. Meanwhile, investigators are trying to determine if a husband and wife arrested last week near Seattle, and...
  • Skateboarders Throw Rocks, Bottles At Police During Hollywood Clash

    10/14/2012 3:02:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    CBS/AP) ^ | October 14, 2012 10:02 AM | Kim Marriner
    <p>HOLLYWOOD (CBS/AP) — Police in riot gear dispersed about 500 skateboarding fans who turned out for a free movie premiere at the Vine Theatre.</p> <p>KNX 1070’s Kim Marriner reports that the rowdy crowd gathered on Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Avenue. The incident was reported around 8:40 p.m.</p>
  • Business Owner Depicts Obama as Witch Doctor (N.J. Clothier's Halloween Critique of Obamacare)

    10/14/2012 1:15:04 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 1 replies
    WABC ^ | Tuesday, October 09, 2012 | Jen Maxfield
    Business owner depicts Obama as witch doctor SPRING LAKE, N.J. (WABC) -- A business owner in Spring Lake, New Jersey has put up a window display for Halloween which depicts President Barack Obama as a witch doctor. The display in a window of Skuby & Co. Lifestyle Clothing in Spring Lake includes an image of the president's head superimposed on the body of a witch doctor above the word "ObamaCare." There's a tombstone featuring a picture of the president with a stethoscope and the inscription, "I Told You I Was Sick." A mannequin also wears a hat with a derogatory...
  • Slow We Get! But Why Is Endeavour 10 Hours Behind Schedule?!

    10/14/2012 7:30:20 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | October 13, 2012 10:11 PM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — When it flew around up in space, Endeavour could go 17,500 mph. On the ground in Los Angeles Saturday … we got that the shuttle had to move slowly. Two mph … tops, said officials. ... After saying Endeavour was running about 4-6 hours late most of Saturday evening, officials said the shuttle was actually 10 hours behind and would likely not make arrival to the California Science Center before 6 a.m. Sunday. Endeavour was originally set to make it to its final destination 8:30 p.m. Saturday.) What gives? Why so slow? Why was the shuttle...
  • Chaos ensues after high school principal replaces hall passes with toilet plungers

    10/13/2012 8:34:21 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 15 replies
    NEW YORK POST ^ | Last Updated: 11:31 AM, October 13, 2012 | YOAV GONEN Education Reporter
    Turns out it was a crappy idea. The principal of a Hell’s Kitchen HS that used to be among the most violent in the city had students using wooden toilet plungers as hall passes this school year. The half-baked scheme by the second-year principal at the HS of Graphic Communication Arts that placed 2-foot-long plungers in every classroom last month immediately plunged the school into chaos, a source said. “The kids were using the plungers to whack each other, to pop ceiling tiles in the bathroom,” the source said. “They were sticking it in the toilet and then flinging them...
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Porn company sued over penis injections

    10/13/2012 8:08:31 PM PDT · by SmithL · 51 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/13/12 | Meredith May
    A stagehand working for a gay pornography company has sued his employers in San Francisco Superior Court, alleging he was forced to inject performers with a controlled drug to prolong their erections. According to the lawsuit, which was filed Friday, Ronald Baker of San Francisco claims he suffered emotional distress and anxiety-induced health problems when he accidentally pierced his finger in January after injecting a performer in the penis with TriMix, a prescription medication . . .
  • Florida Passes Plan For Racially-Based Academic Goals

    10/12/2012 10:06:14 PM PDT · by River Hawk · 21 replies
    CBS TAMPA ^ | Oct. 12th, 2012 | CBS Tampa
    Palm Beach, Fla. (CBS TAMPA) – The Florida State Board of Education passed a plan that sets goals for students in math and reading based upon their race. On Tuesday, the board passed a revised strategic plan that says that by 2018, it wants 90 percent of Asian students, 88 percent of white students, 81 percent of Hispanics and 74 percent of black students to be reading at or above grade level. For math, the goals are 92 percent of Asian kids to be proficient, whites at 86 percent, Hispanics at 80 percent and blacks at 74 percent. It also...
  • Florida Passes Plan For Racially-Based Academic Goals

    10/12/2012 10:06:07 PM PDT · by River Hawk · 11 replies
    CBS TAMPA ^ | Oct. 12th, 2012 | CBS Tampa
    Palm Beach, Fla. (CBS TAMPA) – The Florida State Board of Education passed a plan that sets goals for students in math and reading based upon their race. On Tuesday, the board passed a revised strategic plan that says that by 2018, it wants 90 percent of Asian students, 88 percent of white students, 81 percent of Hispanics and 74 percent of black students to be reading at or above grade level. For math, the goals are 92 percent of Asian kids to be proficient, whites at 86 percent, Hispanics at 80 percent and blacks at 74 percent. It also...
  • "Right to Know" GMO Awareness Radio Show

    10/12/2012 7:40:59 PM PDT · by Libertynotfree · 2 replies
    www.naturalremediesmatter.com ^ | Oct 12,2012 | Libertynotfree
    Join us for this special GMO Awareness radio show! On Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 8:40 a.m. (PST). Deborah Whitman will be talking about some of the health affects of GMO Food and how you can protect yourself and your family.
  • VIDEO: Woman Slaps Bus Driver, Bus Driver Uppercuts Woman

    10/12/2012 4:43:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 98 replies
    Michael Berry ^ | 10.12.2012 | Michael Berry
    VIDEO: Woman Slaps Bus Driver, Bus Driver Uppercuts Woman Video only. warning bad language.
  • At Home in Apulia, Wherever You Are

    10/12/2012 3:50:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | FLORENCE FABRICANT | October 11, 2012
    EARLIER this year, when asked what Italian cuisine he’d like to see better represented in New York, Mario Batali said, without hesitation, “the food of Apulia.” The rustic cooking of the region in the heel of Italy takes a distant back seat to the food of noble Tuscany and lusty Naples, and is represented on few menus in New York. Nicola Marzovilla, who is from Polignano a Mare, a coastal town in Apulia, and owns I Trulli in Manhattan, attributes that to the region’s cuisine being “the ultimate home cooking,” he said. “It’s not easy to do the food in...
  • Giant Eyeball the Size of a Softball Washes Ashore in Pompano Beach, Fla.

    10/12/2012 10:42:36 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 34 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | October 11, 2012 | David Fleshler,
    Huge eyeball turns up in Pompano Beach Taking his usual morning stroll along the surf in Pompano Beach, Gino Covacci noticed a strange ball-like object at the high tide line. He kicked it over and found himself staring at the biggest eyeball he had ever seen. The blue, softball-sized orb he found Wednesday was a departure from the shells, cigarette butts and seaweed he usually sees. He put it in a plastic bag and put that in the refrigerator. "It was very, very fresh," he said Thursday. "It was still bleeding when I put it in the plastic bag." He...
  • Charlotte Ez Mart offers 10% discount if you pay by EBT.

    10/12/2012 5:31:17 AM PDT · by edzo4 · 10 replies
    10/12/12 | Edzo
    Stopped at a local ezmart this morning noticed a sign offering a 10% discount if you pay by EBT. I asked the clerk if I get a discount if I pay with my own money or only if I pay using someone else's money.
  • Huge eyeball from unknown creature washes ashore on Florida beach

    10/11/2012 3:37:31 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 83 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 10-11-2012 | David Fleshler
    Huge eyeball from unknown creature washes ashore on Florida beach By David Fleshler, Sun SentinelOctober 11, 2012 A giant eyeball from a mysterious sea creature washed ashore Wednesday in Pompano Beach. No one knows what species the huge eyeball came from, but whatever it is, it has blue eyes and has to be big enough to have eyeballs bigger than softballs. Among the possibilities being discussed are a giant squid, some other large fish or a whale or other large marine mammal. A man spotted the eyeball Wednesday and reported it to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. "He...
  • Ex-con returns from prison only to find his wife MUMMIFIED in bed (Spain)

    10/11/2012 11:26:33 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    NYDN ^ | October 10, 2012 | Charlie Wells
    Spanish man home from prison finds his wife mummified in bed Eduardo Ruiz grew concerned when he stopped hearing from his wife, Ángeles Fernández. But authorities refused to allow anyone to enter the home, despite complaints of an unpleasant smell in the area — until he managed a conditional release and broke in himself. A man in Spain came home from prison last week to find his wife mummified on her bed. Eduardo Ruiz, from the town of Ciempozuelos just outside Madrid, had not heard from his wife for a year when he complained to police in 2011. At the...