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  • The unlikely friendship between a cop and a 73-year-old widow

    12/04/2014 9:09:55 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12-4-14 | Alexandra Klausner
    When an off-duty officer from Texas visited an older woman during a well-being check, she never imagined they'd for a lasting friendship and that he'd be helping her shop for Thanksgiving groceries six-months later Officer John Holder of the DeSoto Police Department helped 73-year-old Dorothy Shepard brave the Thanksgiving shopping crowds at a Walmart store in DeSoto and a shopper managed to snap a heartwarming photo of the unlikely pair. The police department posted the photo on their Facebook page and over 700 people liked the photo and just days later they were interviewed by WFAA-8.
  • War on Kids: Neighbor Begs Government to Shut Child’s Lemonade Stand

    09/06/2014 12:57:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 2, 2014 | Jordan Richardson
    On the corner of Patricia Avenue and San Salvador Drive in a Dunedin, Fla., neighborhood, 12-year-old T.J. Guerrero operates a lemonade stand to raise money for summer activities with his friends and family.His stand is usually open in the afternoon, and customers line up to sample his lemonade and baked goods. “I tried the strawberry before and it’s perfect,” one customer commented, according to the Tampa Bay Times. “That’s what it’s about. He’s willing to work.”Hard work and business skills are the lessons learned in this venture. “It’s all about profit,” T.J. noted. He operates his stand with a little...
  • Long-legged bird meets long arm of the law in Roanoke

    02/14/2014 9:40:52 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 24 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | 2/12/2014 | ERICA YOON
    The couple and their five children are fond of unusual animals and urban agriculture. So the couple found an emu farm near Martinsville and brought home a chick about a year ago and named it Zazu. “It’s grown up with our family,” Mike Powell said. It started out sleeping in the couple’s bed. “Not the prettiest creature in the world, but we love it,” Mike Powell said. Today, it’s about 5 feet tall, and looks like a shaggy umbrella on long legs with large, reptilian feet. At the end of a long neck is a head with an expression that...
  • Man walks neighborhood with rifle, scares neighbors

    04/26/2013 7:05:36 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 204 replies
    WCNC ^ | 4/25/13 | Tony Burbeck
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A man who walks around his neighborhood with a rifle strapped to his back says he is not a threat to harm anyone, but some neighbors fear he is an incident of vigilante justice waiting to happen. John Schultz, 19, also wears a bullet-proof vest, carries ammunition and has a knife in a holster as he walks through Walnut Creek, which is off Sunset Road in north Charlotte. The gun is his grandfather’s 303 British Enfield from WWII. His walks cause double-takes as well as safety concerns for some. Schultz says others thank him and wave at...
  • JP Morgan Chase Thanksgiving TV Commercial

    11/22/2012 6:36:34 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 16 replies
    I don't know how many have seen this commercial, and I know it's by JP Morgan, but dang if it didn't get my heart to swell with the message.
  • Guest Post: Neighboring Matters: Preparing For Unknown Unknowns

    11/21/2012 6:51:02 PM PST · by Kartographer · 26 replies
    Prepared Christian ^ | CHRIS RAY | 11/21/12
    Friends that you can trust, and can trust you, is more valuable than all the stuff we’re told to pack in our bug out bags, pantries, and gun vaults. Trusted friends are anchors of preparedness. Neighbors can be our wildcard.
  • Obama and Romney: Character Shows

    07/09/2012 6:19:23 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 207 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 7-9-12 | Karin McQuillan
    Character is consistent. Voters say moral character is one of the most important things they look for in choosing the president. The character of a public figure can be hard to discern amidst a fog of self-advertising, hype, and the distorting effects of TV. ~snip~ An unusual personal story gives us insight into Mitt Romney. It is 1996. Mitt Romney is the head of Bain Capital in Boston. One of his employees comes to him, utterly distraught. His 14-year-old daughter snuck out of the house to go to a rave in New York and has been missing for three days....
  • The Neighbors Side Of The Story Regarding The Phoenix Pastors Church Meetings At His Home

    07/08/2012 8:33:47 AM PDT · by trailhkr1 · 52 replies
    Phoenis Times ^ | 1-17-2008 | Sarah Fenske
    Actually this is an old story that has been going on for some time. Turns out the neighbors, not the city was the ones who had the beef with Michael Salman. Guy really ticked off his neighbors who all sided against him. From the story: But then Salman announced that he was planning to build a church right there in his backyard. He talked about not just Sunday services, but weeknight Bible studies, a workout room and basketball court, even a Christian day care center. "He gave us a lecture on the fact that all of us were going to...
  • Need help with a problem

    05/21/2012 6:12:05 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 142 replies
    Self | 5/21/'12 | Zionist Conspirator
    Last year our little household was forced to move from its home of 28 years to a new one. One thing we're having to deal with now that we've never had to worry about before is neighbors. We have cats. Two of them are fairly settled, but one (the sweetest one of course) is a little spitfire who enjoys going to the neighbor's house and getting on his cars. One of these cars is very rare (only so many were made), and apparently this little cat has been getting on it. Now our neighbor has no desire to be unpleasant...
  • PLEA TO SUPREMES: STOP EPA ‘BULLYING’ Idaho family's fight to build home in subdivision to be heard

    01/07/2012 9:10:16 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 17 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | January 7 2012 | Robert Unruh
    An Idaho businessman and his wife are pleading with the U.S. Supreme Court to stop the federal government’s “bullying” over the family’s simple plan to build a three-bedroom home on a plot of ground they purchased in an existing subdivision in Idaho, plans for which they already have obtained all the legally necessary building permits. The issue is that the Environmental Protection Agency claims that the land – which is surrounded by existing homes on three adjacent lots, has no standing water, and has no streams or creeks on it – is “wetlands.” This is how Mike and Chantell Sackett...
  • Ex-coach Sandusky, Penn State police chief who closed ’98 sex abuse inquiry were once neighbors

    12/12/2011 10:38:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies · 2+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/11/11 | Franco Ordonez and Mike Dawson
    Ex-coach Sandusky, Penn State police chief who closed ’98 sex abuse inquiry were once neighborsBy Franco Ordonez and Mike Dawson / McClatchy Newspapers Sunday, December 11, 2011 STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- The head of Penn State University’s police department who oversaw a 1998 investigation of possible sexual abuse by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky once lived three houses down from the defensive coordinator, property records show. Chief Thomas Harmon took over leading the department just one month before a detective began looking into whether the chief’s former neighbor sexually abused two 11-year-old boys in a campus shower....
  • For Some, Wall Street Is Main Street (Occupy Wall Street Begins to Chafe Its Neighbors)

    10/08/2011 5:59:54 AM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times ^ | 10/07/11 | CARA BUCKLEY
    For Some, Wall Street Is Main StreetBy CARA BUCKLEY Published: October 7, 2011 **SNIP** Ms. Tzortzatos’s tolerance for the newcomers finally vanished when the sink was broken and fell to the floor. She installed a $200 lock on the bathroom to thwart nonpaying customers, angering the protesters. “I’m looked at as the enemy of the people,” she said. **SNIP** In a widely distributed pamphlet, “Welcome to Liberty Plaza: Home of Occupy Wall Street,” participants were instructed where to find relief. “After you’ve dined,” it reads, “feel free to refresh yourself in the restrooms of neighboring businesses like Burger King and...
  • Ohio gunman was in property dispute, neighbors say

    08/08/2011 7:46:48 PM PDT · by freedomwarrior998 · 7 replies
    WRAL ^ | 08/08/2011 | WRAL
    COPLEY, Ohio — A gunman who killed seven people during a weekend rampage in his Ohio neighborhood cornered one of his victims, his girlfriend's 11-year-old nephew, in the basement of a house, ordered out the family sheltering the boy and then shot him, police said Monday. Michael Hance's cold-blooded killing of such a young victim after stalking seven other people on a tidy suburban Akron street named Goodenough Avenue was, neighbors said, the culmination of a dispute over a home that once belonged to his girlfriend's parents.
  • Couple face losing home after Ł20,000 court battle with neighbours over FIVE INCHES of land

    04/14/2011 11:32:48 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 16 replies
    DaIly Mail ^ | April 14th 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A home owner is Ł20,000 out of pocket and could end up homeless after a long-running feud with the couple next door over five inches of land. lan Chisholm and his wife Teresa have been ordered to pay Ł19,690 legal fees after losing a court battle over the position of a garden fence. David Roberts and his wife Dr Lorraine Foreman, from Paignton, Devon, went to court to get the fence removed saying it was on their land, too high and an eyesore. After a two-day hearing at Torquay and Newton Abbot's County Court, Recorder Robin Tolson ruled the fence...
  • Dispute Over Yard Escalates Into Battle With Lakeland Police (must see pics)

    03/11/2011 7:05:16 AM PST · by Sam's Army · 54 replies
    THE LEDGER ^ | Thursday, March 10 | Jeremy Maready
    What began as a dispute between neighbors about yard work ended when one of them was arrested and physically subdued by Lakeland police officers. Joe Florence, 57, 620 Chatham Drive, was stunned with a Taser on Tuesday night and left with a bloody face, broken nose and possibly a broken jaw, he said Thursday. He disputes the police reports of the struggle, which said Florence became very agitated, was told he was being placed under arrest and then fought an officer. Police said Officers Nicholas Ivancevich and Heather Freeman received minor injuries in the scuffle, a portion of which was...
  • 5 Types of Neighbors and How to Handle Them

    11/14/2010 10:49:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies · 1+ views
    FrontGate ^ | September 22, 2008 | Geoff Williams
    It used to be that everyone knew their neighbors. At the very least, you'd meet them after the kid next door accidentally hit a baseball through your living room window, or an apron-clad housewife appeared on your back porch to borrow a cup of sugar. But that's so 1950s. During these days of two-paycheck parents commuting and cocooning because they're afraid to let their kids run unsupervised outside, it is becoming increasingly common to buy a house and eight years later realize that you have never met your neighbors. If that's your situation, consider yourself lucky, because oddball and unusual...
  • Dummy Dials 911 After Neighbor Refuses to Give Him Beer ('America is my Life')

    10/06/2010 11:23:44 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Wed, Oct 6, 2010 | BRIAN HAMACHER
    Booze "emergency" lands man in jailThe ridiculous calls received by Broward County's emergency call center have been well-publicized, but up in St. Lucie County, they've got their own problems with dumb 911 dialers. The latest offender, 32-year-old Felipe Mejia, called 911 after his neighbor refused to give him a beer, according to firstcoastnews.com. Mejia called cops around 1 a.m. Sunday, complaining that he was getting less than hospitable treatment from his neighbor. When the cops showed up, the neighbor told them Mejia was looking for a cold one on the house but they refused him "because he was drunk." An...
  • Ship neighbors’ plea falls on deaf ears (Old Ironsides vs. Whiners)

    03/11/2010 3:49:56 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 32 replies · 766+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 3/11/10 | Hillary Chabot
    Adding a new chapter to its storied history of vanquished British seamen and Barbary pirates, Old Ironsides has emerged victorious once again - this time vs. snooty neighbors seeking to silence the frigate’s cannons. The 204-foot USS Constitution will continue its twice-daily blasts along with playing the national anthem - although officials turned the ship around in Boston Harbor on Feb. 18 so the echoing booms are directed away from Charlestown residences. “We sent (the neighbors) a letter saying that after reviewing their request, we decided we’re not going to make any changes to the tradition,” said Timothy Cooper, the...
  • Underwear, Mountain Of Sand Angers Neighbors

    03/05/2010 8:37:25 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 40 replies · 2,007+ views
    WFTV ^ | March 5, 2010 | WFTV
    VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. -- A home in Volusia County is sparking outrage Friday. A homeowner has strung up women's underwear and built mountains of sand in the back and neighbors are desperate for help.
  • Mullen: Iran Concerns Middle Eastern Neighbors

    02/22/2010 3:11:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 236+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2010 – Just back from a trip to the Middle East, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff today cited widespread concern about Iran’s nuclear program, but emphasized the importance of diplomatic and economic pressure, rather than military action, to stem it. “Let me be clear: We owe the secretary [of defense] and the president a range of options for this threat. We owe the American people our readiness,” Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said. “But as I’ve said many times, I worry a lot about the unintended consequences of any sort of military action.” For now,...
  • U.S. urges Americans to help feed their neighbors (AND pay for their Deathcare™?)

    11/25/2009 6:24:36 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies · 931+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11/24/09 | Jasmin Melvin
    U.S. urges Americans to help feed their neighborsTue Nov 24, 2009 6:15pm EST By Jasmin Melvin WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Tuesday urged Americans to volunteer to help feed their neighbors, noting that almost 15 percent of the country's households had a hard time getting enough to eat last year. Every American can chip in to fight hunger, the Agriculture Department said as it unveiled the Obama Administration's new Feed a Neighbor initiative, encouraging activities such as volunteering time at local food banks, helping the elderly get fresh produce, and planning ways to feed children who depend on...
  • Neighbors aim to silence Old Ironsides’ cannons

    11/06/2009 11:20:19 PM PST · by Saije · 50 replies · 2,299+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/7/2009 | Hillary Chabot
    Old Ironsides’ upscale Charlestown neighbors are trying to pull off what British, French and Barbary pirate guns failed to accomplish in more than two centuries - silencing the cannons of the nation’s oldest commissioned naval vessel. Miffed residents of a posh condo complex have invited the commanding officer of the USS Constitution over for a glass of wine so he can hear for himself that the frigate’s twice-daily cannon blasts - a tradition dating to 1798 - are “more disruptive to the neighborhood than you might have imagined.” Commanding Officer Timothy Cooper received the most recent complaint two weeks ago...
  • 5 Types of Neighbors and How to Handle Them

    09/24/2009 9:27:23 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 19 replies · 1,506+ views
    www.frontdoor.com ^ | 9/22/2008 | Geoff Williams
    5 Types of Neighbors and How to Handle Them You can pick your friends, but not your family -- or your neighbors. Here's what you need to know. By Geoff Williams, FrontDoor.com | Published: 9/22/2008 ..It used to be that everyone knew their neighbors. At the very least, you'd meet them after the kid next door accidentally hit a baseball through your living room window, or an apron-clad housewife appeared on your back porch to borrow a cup of sugar. But that's so 1950s. During these days of two-paycheck parents commuting and cocooning because they're afraid to let their kids...
  • Citizen Informants

    08/05/2009 3:23:32 AM PDT · by Scanian · 36 replies · 1,114+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | August 05, 2009 | Bart Willruth
    In 1930's Germany, the new socialist government of Adolf Hitler (NAZI National Socialist Workers' Party) began indoctrinating children in the quasi-military organization, the Hitler Youth, to inform on their parents should they overhear discussions subversive to the policies of the Leader. As the noose was tightened, local community organizers were appointed to watch their neighbors and were told to report subversive comments to the bureaucrats above them. Neighbors informed on neighbors, some for reasons of patriotism or loyalty, some from fear. A modern inquisition ensued; a terror to free thought and expression. Increasingly harsh penalties were meted out to those...
  • Neighbors Go To War Over 4-Year-Old Boy

    04/29/2009 5:52:32 AM PDT · by stickandrudder · 90 replies · 3,465+ views
    San Diego News ^ | April 27, 2009 | Lauren Reynolds
    SAN DIEGO -- Spencer Trussle likes to play and ride his bike. "I'm 4 years old," he said, "and I have a sister named Olivia, and I ride my bike all day long." He lives in a piece of suburbia that seems picturesque: the Venzano development in San Marcos. His parents, Gary and Marla Trussle, moved the family here five months ago. "I thought it would be good for the children," Marla Trussle explained. But instead of being welcomed, the Trussle family has been under attack, they said, by neighbors. The accusations against them have been wild, including that 4-year-old...
  • Crime victim's service dog shot

    04/21/2009 5:44:34 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 23 replies · 630+ views
    Crime victim's service dog shot By MARLEE GINTER KOMO-TV STAFF BELLINGHAM -- Chohnie Baird clutched on to the people around her. With her service dog gone, she has no choice but to rely on others for support. "I miss her. I'm afraid to be out here now. That's why I had her," Baird said. Baird said the unthinkable suddenly robbed her of her service golden retriever. Detectives said that on Monday afternoon, a neighbor shot and killed Sister. Baird, a crime victim, had gotten Sister to be her therapy dog and protector. James Krebs, Baird's caretaker, said he witnessed the...
  • Ohio woman jailed over adult mags sent to neighbor

    04/14/2009 3:06:13 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 21 replies · 1,012+ views
    PIQUA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman is serving 60 days in jail because police said she ordered adult magazines in a neighbor's name during a feud. Police said the 47-year-old woman told authorities she wanted payback after being charged with a misdemeanor because of a complaint made by the other woman. The neighbor told police she was billed hundreds of dollars for magazines such as Playboy and Hustler.
  • Ill. Gov. Blagojevich pledges to fight, won't quit

    12/19/2008 12:28:52 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 2,441+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/19/08 | Jim Suhr - ap
    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says he is not guilty of any criminal wrongdoing and plans to stay on the job. In his first official statement since his arrest on corruption charges last week, Blagojevich (blah-GOY'-Uh-vich) says he will fight until he takes his "last breath." ... The Democratic governor says he intends to "answer every allegation in a court of law."
  • Byron York: Could the Blago Scandal Ensnare Team Obama? You Betcha.

    12/16/2008 9:13:42 PM PST · by malkee · 68 replies · 3,140+ views
    National Review ^ | 12-16-08 | Byron York
    Will the Blagojevich scandal damage the incoming Obama administration? Given Rod Blagojevich’s profane railings against Barack Obama, revealed on federal wiretaps, few observers believe — although none know for sure — that the Obama camp engaged in any pay-for-play dealings with the governor, and therefore few see any legal problems for Team Obama resulting from the criminal investigation. But that’s not the only way the incoming administration might be caught up in the Blagojevich affair. The probe is being conducted, after all, by U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, the man who prosecuted one of the most intensely investigated and politically-charged perjury-and-false-statements...
  • Vermont Farmer's 'Hail Cannon' Waking Up Neighbors

    09/24/2008 8:40:06 AM PDT · by Justice Department · 2 replies · 151+ views
    foxnews ^ | September 23, 2008
    BENNINGTON, Vt. — Things have really been booming at Southern Vermont Orchards. And it's been keeping people up at night. After a series of hailstorms devastated the orchard's apple crop in 2007, the owner resorted this summer to using a hail cannon, a noisemaking machine whose sound waves supposedly disrupt the formation of hailstones. Scientists snicker at such devices. But farmers swear by 'em. As for the neighbors, they just swear.......
  • Vermont Farmer's 'Hail Cannon' Waking Up Neighbors

    09/24/2008 11:21:26 AM PDT · by Justice Department · 37 replies · 2,253+ views
    BENNINGTON, Vt. — Things have really been booming at Southern Vermont Orchards. And it's been keeping people up at night. After a series of hailstorms devastated the orchard's apple crop in 2007, the owner resorted this summer to using a hail cannon, a noisemaking machine whose sound waves supposedly disrupt the formation of hailstones. Scientists snicker at such devices. But farmers swear by 'em. As for the neighbors, they just swear......
  • Feud killing not murder

    09/19/2008 4:20:30 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 20 replies · 339+ views
    Philadephia Daily News ^ | 09/19/2008 | staff
    ---snip--- On one side was Joseph McNair, 38, a big-time convicted Philadelphia drug dealer with a long rap sheet who made Schwenksville, a bucolic Montgomery County suburb, his hideaway. On the other were his neighbors wanting peace, saying that McNair terrorized them with threats to kill their families and to sic his three Rottweilers on their children. The feud came to a head about 7:30 Wednesday night and ended with one neighbor, a seasoned off-duty SEPTA police sergeant, pumping several bullets into McNair, killing him, after McNair allegedly made one final threat.
  • Jury convicts elderly neighbor for killing couple

    09/18/2008 8:43:50 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 5 replies · 184+ views
    sfgate.com ^ | September 18, 2008 | AP
    A Salinas jury has convicted an elderly neighbor of the first-degree killings of a Carmel Valley couple. John Kenney shot and killed Mel and Elizabeth Grimes in 2006 after years of bitter feuding, including restraining orders, assaults and killing of pets.
  • Obama to Supporters: 'Argue with Your Neighbors, Get in Their Face'

    09/17/2008 8:34:49 PM PDT · by kristinn · 223 replies · 3,294+ views
    Wednesday, September 17, 2008 | Kristinn
    Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois today exhorted his supporters to get extremely aggressive in their communities to persuade their neighbors to vote for Obama in November.Speaking to a crowd in Elko, Nevada, Obama was quoted by the AP as urging the people to be his 'ambassadors':"I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face. "And if they tell you that, 'Well, we're...
  • Poll: Mexico is losing battle against narcos

    06/02/2008 11:08:40 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 16 replies · 125+ views
    The Monitor/AP ^ | June 2, 2008
    MEXICO CITY - A majority of Mexicans believe the government is losing its escalating battle against drug gangs, according to a poll published Sunday. Some 53 percent of Mexicans surveyed by the Mexico City newspaper Reforma said cartels are defeating security forces engaged in a nationwide crackdown. Only 24 percent said the government is winning, and 23 percent had no opinion. Reforma interviewed 1,515 people across Mexico on May 23-25. The poll had margin of error of 2.5 percentage points. Mexico has seen violence soar despite the deployment of more than 25,000 troops to drug trafficking hotspots since President Felipe...
  • US Warns Tourists of 'Small-Unit Combat' at Mexico Border

    05/16/2008 7:26:49 AM PDT · by SJackson · 59 replies · 161+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | May 16, 2008 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) - The U.S. State Department has issued an alert, warning travelers that the "equivalent to military small-unit combat" is taking place across the southern U.S. border in Mexico and that Americans are being kidnapped and murdered there. "Recent Mexican army and police force conflicts with heavily-armed narcotics cartels have escalated to levels equivalent to military small-unit combat and have included use of machine guns and fragmentation grenades," said the State Department alert. "Confrontations have taken place in numerous towns and cities in northern Mexico, including Tijuana in the Mexican state of Baja California, and Chihuahua City and Ciudad Juarez...
  • Neighbors: Code Pink quiet

    11/02/2007 2:20:50 PM PDT · by trooprally · 11 replies · 45+ views
    Washington Time ^ | November 2, 2007 | Gary Emerling
    Neighbors: Code Pink quietIt's a shame the Mr. Emerling didn't speak to those who don't like CP being on their block. From Page 1 of the web site: Excerpt: "Members of an antiwar group with a penchant for dramatic and faux-bloody protests in the halls of Congress have proved to be model citizens a few blocks away in their Capitol Hill town house." Excerpt: "But Renee Howell and Ruhani Syed, who have lived near the intersection of Fifth and H streets for 14 years, described group members as calm and pleasant in the community." Excerpt: "Doug Townsend, another neighbor whose...
  • America Supports You: ‘Neighbors’ Positively Affect Troops’ Lives

    10/10/2007 4:50:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 133+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2007 – Volunteers with a Northern Virginia military-support group gather twice a month to fill care packages for troops serving overseas. Servicemembers serving in Iraq display some of the goodies the received in a package from Neighbors International Foundation. Items like the stuffed flamingo are given as gifts to local children. The gesture builds friendship between the troops and local citizens. Courtesy photo   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “One of our primary focuses for the past few years has been sending care packages to the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan,” said Sharon Rainey, founder...
  • Jacuzzi battle bubbles to the surface

    09/13/2007 4:22:57 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 18 replies · 711+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 09/13/2007 | TT/The Local
    (Sweden:) An unusual feud has soured relations between two neighbours in Norrtälje as a woman battles for the right to retain her outdoor jacuzzi. Ever since the 51-year-old woman bought the hot tub last year, her journalist neighbour has complained about the noise of the motor. The 62-year-old jazz journalist has a writer's den close to her garden and has been finding it impossible to work. The journalist has primarily struggled to understand why his neighbour needs to have the jacuzzi turned on all year round and for more than ten minutes every hour, Norrtelje Tidning reports. She in turn...
  • Gates, Rice Offer Assurances, Garner Commitments from Iraq’s Neighbors

    07/31/2007 4:43:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 213+ views
    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, July 31, 2007 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice got firm commitments here today from Iraq’s neighbors that they’ll continue to support the Iraqi government and counter forces trying to derail it. (Video) Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice meet with President of Egypt Hosni Mubarak in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, July 31, 2007. Gates and Rice are in Egypt to meet with the president and the minister of defense to discuss regional affairs and the United States' long-term relationship with Egypt. Defense Dept....
  • BERKELEY: Pet rescuers chased out of town - Milo Foundation quitting after neighbors complain

    01/15/2007 8:46:57 PM PST · by SmithL · 34 replies · 1,157+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/15/7 | Carolyn Jones
    Every dog might have its day, but those days won't be in North Berkeley. A popular pet-rescue group is closing its Solano Avenue adoption center after neighbors hounded it out of business, citing what they called excessive barking, excrement on the sidewalk and the pervasive smell of urine in the upscale shopping district. The nonprofit Milo Foundation blamed "an unforgiving streak in Berkeley politics" in a notice posted in its window, announcing it will sell its building at 1575 Solano Ave. and move its dogs and cats by June. "We've made mistakes, but Berkeley's a very unforgiving city," said Jill...
  • Wild turkey tale ruffles neighbors-Rumors fly after birds vanish(Weird, Lib Hysteria)

    09/21/2006 9:01:21 PM PDT · by GinJax · 25 replies · 841+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 21 Sep 2006 | Douglas Belkin
    LEXINGTON -- Five years after a flock of wild turkeys showed up in the Shade Street neighborhood of Lexington, about the only thing that folks can agree on these days is that now they are gone. Whether they were harassed, forced out, or killed in the dark of night remains a mystery and, more important, a source of deep division. Over the past four months the question of what happened to the turkeys has led neighbors who have lived alongside one another for three decades to carry out a whisper campaign that has, in turn, prompted a police investigation and...
  • Is it art or the one-finger salute?

    08/16/2006 11:00:30 AM PDT · by Millee · 35 replies · 1,977+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 8/16/06 | María Villaseńor
    Maybe it's a hand flipping the bird - or it could be a cactus. For three families, it's just another dispute in a yearlong battle over a house being built along Reeves Lane in this southwest Salt Lake Valley community. Owner Darren Wood described the vent covering placed Monday as decorative "abstract art" and a "cactus." But his neighbors uphill say it's a hand flipping them off. "This kind of shows the attitude that we've been dealing with all along," said Stan Torgersen, who added that the gesture is visible from every window on the back of his house. Words...
  • 'Nice guys' next door plotted horrific attacks

    08/11/2006 9:08:37 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 58 replies · 2,293+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | August 11, 2006 | JAMES GORDON MEEK and KIERAN O'LEARY
    A pizza shop owner and a biochemist. An airport worker and the son of a political official. Husbands and fathers. Students as young as 17. Meet the faces of terror. Meet the madmen next door. Outside the view of friends, family and neighbors, a group of suburban men were allegedly plotting a terror campaign to rival - and even exceed - the bloodshed of 9/11. But in a series of raids that began before dawn yesterday, British police arrested 24 people - most of them sons of Britain, most of them never suspected of any wrongdoing by their neighbors. Several...
  • Watering dispute leads to gunshot

    07/29/2006 12:51:15 PM PDT · by Dysart · 10 replies · 340+ views
    Star-Telegram ^ | 7-29-06 | DEANNA BOYD
    FORT WORTH -- Tensions in a north Fort Worth neighborhood are flaring after police say a 71-year-old woman, who has a history of videotaping perceived wrongdoing on her street, pulled a revolver out of her handbag and fired at a neighbor who confronted her.Charlesetta Davis was arrested Monday on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Police say she shot at a neighbor whose home she had been videotaping because she believed that the owners were violating city water restrictions.Raymundo Rubio, 46, said Friday that he asked Davis why she was filming his house in the 2700 block of...
  • Pensioner who kept neighbour's football 'treated like a criminal'

    06/24/2006 2:13:55 AM PDT · by FreedomCalls · 74 replies · 2,372+ views
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 23rd June 2006 | Staff
    The occasional football flying over the garden fence is an inconvenience familiar to most people with a young family as neighbours. It is certainly familiar to Ray Markham. He has returned more than 50 balls to policeman neighbour Stewart Bosworth and his two sons over the last two years. But when one leather ball crashed into his greenhouse recently, breaking a pane, the retired taxi firm manager decided to take a stand and refused to hand it back. The incident prompted Sergeant Bosworth to call in four colleagues from Warwickshire police to arrest Mr Markham, 68, for alleged theft of...
  • Angry Neighbors Battle It Out With Signs

    06/17/2006 6:22:51 AM PDT · by decimon · 74 replies · 1,959+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 16, 2006 | Unknown
    COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. - A feud between neighbors that began over roving pets has sparked a biting dialogue using homemade signs along the side of the road. Pam and Ron Castle say their neighbor, Larry Shrock, shot their beagle mix named Jake on June 1 and burned his body in an incinerator. According to a police report, the Shrocks said they asked the Castles to keep their dogs at home, worried the animals would try to attack rabbit hutches on their property. When the dogs returned, Shrock told police he shot one of the animals. No charges have been filed....
  • The Tigris sustains her neighbors

    05/18/2006 5:15:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 186+ views
    Intake platform and rock to protect the river bank from the ravages of the Tigris at Albow Ageel. (GRD Photo by Claude D. McKinney) The Tigris sustains her neighbors by Claude D. McKinney Gulf Region North US Army Corps of Engineers Tikrit, Iraq — Iraq has two major historic waterways coursing through its landscape. Civilization has been located along the Tigris and Euphrates for millennia. The flow of these rivers may have ebbed during some of those past seasons, but the population growth certainly has expanded, especially in recent decades. Rapid growth outstripped the former government’s ability or maybe...
  • Rumsfeld: All Neighbors Except Iran Benefit From Success in Iraq

    04/26/2006 10:43:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 256+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | John D. Banusiewicz
    BAGHDAD, April 26, 2006 – While success in Iraq's march to freedom would mean good things for most of its neighbors, Iran could only view that as a failure, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said here today. Rumsfeld and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice are here to meet with U.S. and Iraqi officials. "A successful Iraq that is at peace with its neighbors and that has a government that's representative of the various elements within the country would represent an enormous success for this region," Rumsfeld said. "It would add to prosperity for the region. It would be something that...
  • Sharp Rise in Americans Treated for Meth Abuse

    03/25/2006 4:58:48 AM PST · by Kjobs · 60 replies · 1,150+ views
    Fox News ^ | Mar 24 2006 | Todd Zwillich
    July 18, 2005 -- The number of Americans admitted to hospitals and clinics for treatment of methamphetamine and prescription painkiller addictions rose sharply in 2003, federal health officials said Monday. Nearly 117,000 Americans entered hospitals and clinics for treatment of methamphetamine addiction in 2003, a 10% rise from the year before. Treatments for abuse of prescription narcotics like OxyContin rose 12% to more than 48,000 in 2003, the latest year with available data, according to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Several states, including Arkansas, California, and Utah, saw their rates for admission for abuse of methamphetamine jump...