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  • Man pelts girlfriend with oranges

    Collier County deputies arrested a man who allegedly beat and threw oranges at his girlfriend after they had an argument over her singing karaoke. Deputies were dispatched to a neighborhood on Turtle Creek Drive around 2:00 a.m. after neighbors reported a woman was frantically knocking on doors with her infant saying she had been beaten by her boyfriend.
  • Study: Citrus fruits found to reduce risk of stroke in women

    02/26/2012 7:39:07 AM PST · by Innovative · 8 replies
    The State Column ^ | Feb 24, 2012 | "The State Column"
    Researchers from the University of East Anglia found that flavonoid-rich foods, like oranges and grapefruit, can help protect against strokes in women. This study was published in the journal, Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. In this study, the researchers followed 69,622 women for 14 years. The researchers monitored the protective nature of flavonoids, an antioxidant found in fruits, vegetables, dark chocolate and red wine. During the study, every four years, the women reported their fruit and vegetable intake. As a result, the researchers were able to look for relationships between flavonoid intake and the risk of ischemic, hemorrhagic...
  • Man arrested after reportedly throwing oranges at planes in Mesa

    11/10/2010 7:30:11 AM PST · by rawhide · 28 replies ^ | 10-10-10 | Victoria Pelham,
    MESA, AZ - A man was arrested Tuesay after reportedly throwing oranges at planes at Falcon Field airport in Mesa, according to police. After a complaint about the oranges was called in to police, Brian Henio, 33, was found sitting in an orange grove by the airport apparently drinking out of a green jug, said Mike Melendez with the Mesa Police Department. Police said they could smell spray paint and saw paint on Henio's upper lip. He reportedly admitted to being under the influence of spray paint and to throwing the oranges. Henio was arrested on suspicion of possession of...
  • Two explosions kill 5, wound 75 at Kenya political rally

    06/14/2010 3:50:18 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 13 replies · 237+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Monday, June 14, 2010 | Staff
    NAIROBI, Kenya — Two explosions ripped through a park in Kenya's capital during a packed political rally late Sunday, killing five people and wounding 75, officials said. The rally was held to protest a draft constitution the country will vote on in August. The country's president and prime minister support it, but several prominent political leaders do not. Prime Minister Raila Odinga said that officials don't know the cause of the blasts but that they wounded 75 people. Dr. Charles Kabetu of Kenya's national hospital said five people had died. "I want to say clearly that the government will do...
  • Elderly Man Arrested in Italy for Coke in Oranges (Needed Vitamin 'C')

    04/30/2009 8:57:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies · 386+ views
    Dawn ^ | Thursday, 30 Apr, 2009
    The elderly man claimed he needed the oranges in his suitcase to keep up his vitamin C level, but Italian police soon realized the 'C' stood for cocaine. Customs officers in Rome on Thursday arrested a 76-year-old Dutch man who tried to smuggle in more than 13 pounds (six kilograms) of cocaine packed into oranges that had been emptied of their pulp. The man arrested on international drug trafficking charges at Rome's Leonardo da Vinci airport had arrived from Buenos Aires, Argentina and said he was on his way back to the Netherlands after a vacation. Police at the airport...
  • Israeli Oranges in Iran

    04/24/2009 7:45:40 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 12 replies · 872+ views
    These Israeli jaffa oranges came thru China. They were found at a market. Needless to say, the Iranian regime is NOT happy.
  • Ban on Misshapen Produce May be Nixed (Disfigured Fruits and Vegetables)

    07/24/2008 8:39:39 PM PDT · by Coffee200am · 52 replies · 160+ views
    Web India 123 ^ | 07.25.2008 | UPI
    Disfigured fruits and vegetables could be allowed in stores after most European Union members voted to loosen restrictions on produce, officials say. Misshapen bananas and cucumbers could be in stores by next year if reforms on produce rules are carried out, The Telegraph reported Thursday. The Telegraph said produce standards are so strict, many edible foods are discarded by farmers. European agriculture commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel said she thinks some regulations should also be thrown out for onions, garlic, cauliflower and spinach. In this era of high prices and growing demand, it makes no sense to throw (misshapen fruit and...
  • Violent Criminals Calmed By Scent Of Oranges

    02/20/2008 4:02:03 PM PST · by blam · 56 replies · 202+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-20-2008 | Joan Clements
    Violent criminals calmed by scent of oranges By Joan Clements in The Hague Last Updated: 1:08am GMT 20/02/2008 Calming: scent of an orange Hardened criminals in the Netherlands become less aggressive and have fewer fights when exposed to the scent of oranges, a study has found. Rotterdam police said the four week study suggested that criminals, many of them violent drug pushers, are calmer and more malleable when the perfumes are circulated through cell air vents. The head of police social services, Herma Heester, said: "It's amazing, fighting in the cells has been dramatically reduced and we are using 10...
  • Yanukovich Triples Demand

    07/04/2006 11:22:16 AM PDT · by lizol · 4 replies · 244+ views
    Kommersant ^ | July 04, 2006
    Yanukovich Triples Demand Regions Party of Viktor Yanukovich delivered yesterday another ultimatum to the Orange Coalition, increasing the demands three fold. The Orange rebuffed and pledged not to compromise. The raging clashes may prevent submitting the PM candidature to Supreme Rada today. Yesterday’s round table of the opposition and the Orange was expected to end the long-drawn crisis. “We will find the way to unblock parliament in the nearest an hour and a half,” Roman Zavarych, one of the main negotiators of pro-president’s Our Ukraine was very optimistic before the talks. But his hopes didn’t materialize. The key oppositionist, Viktor...
  • Pill Penalty Puzzle - Should Rush Limbaugh be grateful he didn't get 25 years?

    05/03/2006 12:38:20 PM PDT · by JTN · 165 replies · 3,135+ views
    Reason ^ | May 3, 2006 | Jacob Sullum
    Rush Limbaugh's defenders say he never would have been investigated for prescription fraud if he weren't a famous conservative commentator, and they're probably right. For one thing, it's unlikely The National Enquirer would have been interested in the pill popping habits of an average joe, or even an average millionaire. Yet the talk radio titan's detractors also have a point when they complain that he got off with a slap on the wrist after obtaining thousands of painkillers under false pretenses, a result they find especially galling in light of his general support for the war on drugs and his...
  • Midwest Oil fined for selling gas too cheaply

    02/24/2006 9:23:20 AM PST · by george76 · 72 replies · 3,852+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | February 24, 2006 | Tom Ford,
    The state imposed a $140,000 penalty for what it called "willful, continuing, and egregious" violations of the price law... The Minnesota Commerce Department on Thursday announced plans to fine a gas station chain $140,000 for repeatedly selling gas below the state's legal minimum price. The fine against Midwest Oil of Minnesota is twice as large as any imposed on a company since 2001, when the state established a formula based on wholesale prices, fees and taxes to determine a daily floor for gas prices. Kevin Murphy, deputy commissioner of the department, called the violations "willful, continuing, and egregious and warrant...
  • Armed adherents of the ‘Kievan Patriarchate’ attempt to prevent a procession with the cross

    01/25/2006 9:47:47 PM PST · by jb6 · 18 replies · 387+ views
    Interfex ^ | 20 January 2006
    Armed adherents of the ‘Kievan Patriarchate’ attempt to prevent a procession with the cross in Ostrog Moscow, January 20, Interfax - The Ukrainian city of Ostrog near Rovno has witnessed a fight between parishioners of the canonical Orthodox Church in Ukraine and adherents of the self-styled Patriarchate of Kiev. As Valery Kaurov, chairman of the Union of Orthodox Citizens in Ukraine, stated, a procession with the cross was held on Friday there in defense of the canonical Orthodoxy. ‘The procession has been prompted by the incessant attempts of the ‘Patriarchate of Kiev’ for a fourth months now to take away...
  • Gazprom: Ukraine Is Using Too Much Gas (The Oranges are stealing again)

    01/24/2006 12:41:25 AM PST · by jb6 · 4 replies · 219+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tuesday, January 24, 2006 | Dmitry Zhdannikov
    Russia reopened its gas row with Ukraine on Monday as the state monopoly Gazprom all but accused Kiev again of stealing gas and reducing onward supplies to Europe. But Ukraine, a key transit route for Russia's huge supplies to Europe, said it was abiding by all its obligations despite soaring domestic gas use due to the cold. The comments appear to be reigniting the dispute that occurred earlier this month when Gazprom accused Ukraine of stealing gas destined for the West and Russia cut off supplies to its neighbor over their failure to agree on a new contract. The two...
  • Gas Crisis Deepens a Rift in Ukraine's Pro-Western Camp

    01/09/2006 7:39:25 PM PST · by jb6 · 1 replies · 191+ views
    LA Times ^ | January 9, 2006 | Kim Murphy
    KIEV, Ukraine — After last week's signing of a five-year natural gas agreement with Russia, President Viktor Yushchenko was basking in self-congratulation. "I would call it a brilliant achievement," he told Ukraine's NTN television. But former ally Yulia Tymoshenko thought otherwise. "Only a person with a huge New Year's hangover can call this a success," declared Tymoshenko, who was a partner in the 2004 Orange Revolution that brought Yushchenko to power and was his prime minister until last fall. "It's clear that the government has systematically and consciously betrayed the national interests of Ukraine." Just a little more than a...
  • Ukraine siphoned off German gas: E.on-Ruhrgas (Orange theft alert)

    01/03/2006 12:49:29 PM PST · by jb6 · 23 replies · 632+ views
    Expatica ^ | 3 January 2006
    ESSEN, GERMANY - Germany's two main gas importing companies, E.on Ruhrgas and Wingas, confirmed Tuesday they were again receiving the full contractual amounts of gas by pipeline, two days after Russia had ceased pumping gas in a dispute with Ukraine. One of the companies said the evidence at the receiving end showed that Ukraine had again been siphoning off gas intended for the West. Gazprom had earlier assured customers west of Ukraine that it would compensate them for supplies that went missing from pipes that lead across Ukrainian territory, and accused Ukraine of theft. "The pressure in the pipelines has...
  • Ukraine, in Rebuke to Russia, Says It Has Right to Take Gas (Oranges admit to theft & a cold Europe)

    01/03/2006 12:45:17 PM PST · by jb6 · 37 replies · 747+ views
    NYT ^ | January 3, 2006
    KIEV, Ukraine, Jan. 3 - Ukraine conceded today that it had withdrawn natural gas from its pipeline system that Russia said was intended for export to Europe, but it asserted that it had a contractual right to the fuel under an agreement with the Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan. Genadiy Minchenko/Agence France-Presse - Getty Images A view of the Bogorechanke gas-holding facility near Ivano-Frankivsk in western Ukraine on Monday before Russia resumed most gas supplies. Arterial Pipelines Both Russia and Turkmenistan export natural gas to Ukraine, but the flow of fuel from Central Asia passes through Russian pipelines before it...
  • Ukraine's Fractured Politics & Political Math

    01/03/2006 12:34:30 AM PST · by jb6 · 4 replies · 262+ views
    Ukrainian Forum ^ | 14 December 2005
    ANALYSIS: By Peter Lavelle, Analyst for RIA Novosti United Press International Ukraine's March 2006 parliamentary election campaign is underway with the orange camp divided and the political party leading in the polls, headed by ex-prime minister and former presidential candidate Viktor Yanukovych, positioned to become the country's political powerbroker. Polls report that Yanukovych's Party of Regions enjoys the support of around 25 percent of the electorate, which would translate into 165 mandates in the 450-seat Verkhovna Rada (federal parliament). The pro-presidential Our Ukraine People's Union (NSNU) is in the process of creating an election coalition called the Our Ukraine Yushchenko...
  • Yushchenko Hints At Constitutional Referendum (political back stabbing and pledge breaking)

    01/03/2006 12:17:19 AM PST · by jb6 · 4 replies · 260+ views
    Radio Free Europe ^ | 30 December 2005
    30 December 2005 -- Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko today suggested he might call for a referendum on constitutional changes that will reduce his powers starting next year. The changes were agreed at the height of the "Orange Revolution" as part of a deal to win broad agreement on re-staging a rigged presidential election. Yushchenko won the rerun and took office in January. But during a live television interview today, Yushchenko said the changes now threaten political stability and efficiency. He said the issue of a referendum will be on his agenda, but did not say when. Under the changes due...
  • Ukrainian Democracy a Year Later: Absence of the Results Is a Result in Itself

    01/02/2006 3:05:18 PM PST · by jb6 · 15 replies · 325+ views
    Ukranian Pravda (formerly pro-Yushchenko) ^ | 30.12.2005 | Sergiy Kostiuk
    Sergiy Kostiuk, for UP Response to President Yushchenko’s article, published in Financial Times, December 22, 2005 Over a half of Ukraine’s population thinks that the country moves in a wrong direction Last year, when Christmas and New Year’s celebration was in full swing in Europe, millions of Ukrainians rebelled against marred regime of Kuchma-Yanukovych. Those events became known as Orange Revolution. Peaceful protest against fraudulent elections ended on December 26th. People of Ukraine chose European democratic values and elected Yushchenko the third President of independent Ukraine. As the year nears its end, Europe celebrates again, but the Ukrainians call the...
  • The Unknown Values in Gas Equation

    12/19/2005 4:57:43 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies · 453+ views
    Ukrayinska Pravda ^ | 17.12.2005 | Lidiya Skurativska
    On Wednesday December 14 an event occurred which does not leave much space for doubts that the “gas blackmail” exercised by Russia has got nothing to do with the gas itself. The “Gasprom” stand with regard to the price of gas had undergone a miraculous change. The price that the Russian monopolist is demanding for its product has gone up from $160 per 1000 cubic meters to $230. This means that a fair price is absolutely out of the question if to consider the Russian motivation in this matter. Simply because prices for such a commodity never undergo rapid changes,...