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  • Satanist uses MySpace to feed desire for teen girls

    10/29/2009 7:13:20 AM PDT · by bogusname · 6 replies · 973+ views
    new.com.au ^ | October 30, 2009 (Australia) | The Daily Telegraph
    A SATANIST obsessed with teenage schoolgirls invented a fake gothic society online to groom them for sex in the grounds of Sydney's Rookwood Cemetery. Daniel William Peckham, 24, lured at least three girls, aged from 13 to 17, into the cemetery on his MySpace blog, "Rookwood Gothic Society". A message on the site read: "If you have hang-ups about getting naked ... you are not welcome." Peckham pleaded guilty yesterday to the aggravated sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl and to using the internet to solicit and transmit naked pictures of young girls between 2005 and 2007. The opening day...
  • Florida lawmakers approve funds to lure another California firm

    08/18/2006 3:49:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 453+ views
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Legislators have approved $155.3 million to lure yet another California biotechnology institute to Florida. The Burnham Institute for Medical Research, based in the San Diego area, now is deciding whether to build its 175,000-square-foot facility in Port St. Lucie or Orlando. "This is the beginning of us becoming the premier research state in the nation, if not the world," state Sen. Ken Pruitt, R-Port St. Lucie, said Thursday after the Legislative Budget Commission's approval of the funds. The commission meets periodically when the Legislature isn't in session to make certain state financial decisions that can't wait until the...
  • Immigration seizes girls to lure parents

    04/30/2006 12:58:58 AM PDT · by kingattax · 6 replies · 356+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | Apr. 29, 2006 | ISABEL TEOTONIO
    In a highly unusual move contradicting federal protocol, immigration officials went to a Toronto school yesterday and threatened to take away two young sisters if their parents, illegal immigrants, did not show up to turn themselves in within 30 minutes. Their Costan Rican mother, who arrived in tears at St. Jude school a short time later, was taken to a detention centre with the frightened girls, age 7 and 14. But she was released into a friend's care last night with her daughters. "This is very strange. I don't understand what happened," Alvaro Serdas said through an interpreter, of the...
  • Woman's Scent Can Lure Or Repel

    01/15/2006 4:51:09 PM PST · by blam · 126 replies · 2,999+ views
    BBC ^ | 1-15-2006
    Woman's scent can lure or repel Men said the women's odour was most intense during menstruation A woman's body odour can help her attract men when she is at her most fertile and repel them when she is not, scientists have said. According to a report in the journal Ethology, when a woman is at the most fertile part of the menstrual cycle her armpit odour is at its mildest. But when she is having a period, and not ready for pregnancy, the smell changes to an acute, repellent odour. The researchers studied 12 women who wore armpit pads for...
  • Cult-Like Lure of 'Ana' Attracts Anorexics

    05/31/2005 5:13:44 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 27 replies · 1,628+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | Monday, May 30, 2005 | MARTHA IRVINE
    CHICAGO - They call her "Ana." She is a role model to some, a goddess to others — the subject of drawings, prayers and even a creed. She tells them what to eat and mocks them when they don't lose weight. And yet, while she is a very real presence in the lives of many of her followers, she exists only in their minds. Ana is short for anorexia, and — to the alarm of experts — many who suffer from the potentially fatal eating disorder are part of an underground movement that promotes self-starvation and, in some cases, has...
  • $101K fishing lure sets world record

    11/12/2003 8:57:31 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 15 replies · 323+ views
    Metro West Daily ^ | 11/11/03 | Richard Lodge
    A South Carolina construction worker and his family paid more than $100,000 for what he called "the Holy Grail" of fishing lures last weekend, setting a world record for the highest price paid for a fishing collectible at an auction. Tracey Shirey and seven other bidders -- including several bidding by telephone -- parried back and forth before the price of the rare 10-inch copper Haskell Minnow topped out at $92,000 during Lang's Sporting Collectables' fall auction at the Boxborough Holiday Inn. With the 10 percent buyer's premium added, the lure, made by Riley Haskell of Painesville, Ohio, in the...
  • States set bait to lure California companies

    08/11/2003 10:21:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 732+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 8/11/03 | Dale Kasler
    <p>Seizing on the state's pricey business climate, budget mess and political circus, other states are stepping up efforts to lure companies away from California.</p> <p>"It's open season on California," said Jack Boyd, a corporate relocation consultant based in New Jersey. "There are war chests that have been accumulated, economic development war chests."</p>
  • Ancient Faces' Haunting Lure

    07/19/2003 4:26:41 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 356+ views
    Atens News ^ | 7-19-2003 | Mark Dragoumis
    Ancient faces' haunting lureThe Fayum portraits are an enigma in terms of classification: Are theyEgyptian, Greek or Roman? Doxiadis' book sheds light on the matter BY MARK DRAGOUMIS THE EXHIBITS stare at you. Never have I felt myself being reviewed so fiercely by a show." That is how the Sunday Times art critic described his feelings leaving the Fayum portraits, displayed in the exhibition Ancient Faces at the British Museum from June 1 until July 20, 1997. This is exactly the feeling of those who visit the exhibition of the Fayum portraits now open until 15 July at the Athens...
  • Monster Squid Grips Racing Yacht?

    02/07/2003 7:57:44 AM PST · by vannrox · 29 replies · 491+ views
    Discovery ^ | Jan. 16 2003 | Editorial Staff (AFP)
    Monster Squid Grips Racing Yacht? AFP Jan. 16 — A French yacht taking part in the Jules Verne round-the-world sailing trophy was gripped by a giant squid for about an hour in the mid-Atlantic, its skipper announced by radio-link. Veteran yachtsman Oliver de Kersauson, at the helm of the trimaran Geronimo, said the three-hulled boat was hit by strange vibrations on Sunday, so he sent a crew member below deck to try to identify what was wrong. "Suddenly he saw something moving," de Kersauson said. "It was tentacles. "The squid was pulling really hard, so we put the boat...