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  • Spice Girls tickets in London sell out in 38 seconds

    10/01/2007 7:16:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 133+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/1/07 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) - Tickets for the Spice Girls' comeback concert in London sold out in just 38 seconds, the show's organisers announced on Monday. Demand was so overwhelming -- more than one million people in Britain registered for the sole London show -- that organisers added three more London dates to the tour. The five original Spice Girls -- Scary, Sporty, Ginger, Posh and Baby -- will kick off their worldwide reunion tour on December 2 in Vancouver, their first since Geri Halliwell quit in May 1998, with a December 15 concert scheduled at London's O2 arena. Organisers added London...
  • City to Marines: You park, you pay! (White Plains, NY Parking Commissioner Albert Moroni)

    07/27/2007 11:14:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 1,721+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/27/07 | AP
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - A suburban parking official is threatening to auction off a Marine Corps recruiter's car tied to nearly $5,000 in unpaid tickets, part of what the city claims is the Corps' roughly $94,000 tab. "We've tried to be reasonable, but all we've been getting is the run-around," Parking Commissioner Albert Moroni said. The car will be put up for sale in September unless the fines are paid, he said. The vehicle, bearing U.S. government license plates and a Marine Corps decal, was parked in a city garage without payment, according to Moroni. It has racked up 94...
  • Mpls. Police Issuing Tickets To Fill Budget Void

    07/23/2007 6:28:35 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 17 replies · 269+ views
    WCCO-TV (CBS Affiliate in Mpls-St Paul) ^ | 7/23/07 | Darcy Pohland - Staff Reporter
    Anyone driving through Minneapolis should keep their eyes on the speedometer and watch those red lights. Police are cracking down on traffic violations to help fill a gap in the city's budget. The city says the police department is nearly $6 million over budget. And money from traffic tickets is down more than a million dollars as well. So to help get back in the black, the number of traffic tickets handed out in Minneapolis in recent weeks has gone up more than 13 percent. City leaders say raising money isn't the only motive. But news of increased police traffic...
  • America Supports You: Wrestlers Offer Free Tickets to Troops

    03/06/2007 3:39:23 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 498+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Carmen L. Gleason
    WASHINGTON, March 6, 2007 – Servicemembers can take advantage of the generosity of professional wrestlers by getting free admittance into World Wrestling Entertainment events worldwide. Members of the military can receive a free ticket to WWE events, based on availability and excluding WrestleMania events, when they provide valid identification to the box office on performance day. “As a company, we feel that if it wasn’t for troops laying their lives on the line we couldn’t do what we do every day here in the states,” said Sue Aitchison, senior manager for community relations. WWE became a corporate partner with...
  • Worst To Best Driver’s Astrological Signs For Tickets & Accidents

    12/15/2006 11:12:41 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 43 replies · 2,081+ views ^ | 12/17/2006 |
    Number 1 Worst : Libra - Sept. 23 to Oct. 22 Libra is the "sign of the scales", it craves balance and consensus. Libra doesn’t like to make snap decisions. But rush hour traffic is not a time for seeking driver approval, or for being indecisive. 2nd Worst Position : Aquarius - Jan. 20 to Feb. 18 They’re impulsive, and ruled by the Planet of speed and rebellion. Aquarians need to get a better grip behind the wheel. 3rd Worst Position : Aries - Mar. 21 to Apr. 19 Its symbol is the ram. Not good a sign to have...
  • Troopers squawk over ticket reward: Pressure on staties to snub warnings, go for cash [MA]

    11/16/2006 5:24:50 AM PST · by PajamaTruthMafia · 40 replies · 960+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Thursday, November 16, 2006 | Dave Wedge
    State police brass are pressuring troopers to dole out speeding tickets instead of warnings in a cash-grabbing mandate cops say is the closest the department has ever come to setting quotas. The pilot program, designed to monitor troopers’ daily activities, lays out a new system that rewards troopers if they give out a ticket as opposed to a verbal or written warning. Under the program, troopers get no extra pay but are credited with 1.5 hours on their daily time sheet for writing a ticket, one hour for a written warning and just a half-hour for a verbal warning. All...
  • Campout for Irwin tickets

    09/13/2006 12:17:10 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 25 replies · 2,601+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 13 September 2006 | Jessica Marszale
    THOUSANDS of people are expected to camp out at booking outlets tomorrow night for tickets to Steve Irwin's memorial service. The life of the Crocodile Hunter will be honoured at a special public memorial service next Wednesday at the family's Sunshine Coast animal park, Australia Zoo. The memorial will be held at the park's Crocoseum, which was built by Mr Irwin and holds a capacity of 5500. Three thousand tickets – a maximum of four per person – will be released to the public at no charge from 9am (AEST) on Friday at Australia Zoo's box office and Ticketek outlets...
  • HPD's current rules nab people guilty of bigger crimes, at risk of safety, data show

    09/10/2006 9:02:03 PM PDT · by weegee · 4 replies · 429+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Sept. 10, 2006, 1:28PM | MATT STILES
    Scores of criminals might have eluded immediate capture had a controversial new plan to limit Houston police vehicle chases been in effect in the past 18 months, department records show. Police Chief Harold Hurtt's proposal, set for a hearing Monday at City Hall, would restrict his officers from engaging in lengthy pursuits when a fleeing motorist's only known crime is a Class C misdemeanor, such as a traffic violation. That was the reason officers gave for almost half the chases recorded in the past year and a half. Yet when those chases ended and suspects were questioned, 40 percent said...
  • Suspect expected a free pass from officers... thought HPD's no-chase policy would let him flee

    09/07/2006 9:01:45 AM PDT · by weegee · 12 replies · 651+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Sept. 6, 2006, 11:34PM | By ANITA HASSAN
    Suspect expected a 'free pass' from officers Deputies say he mistakenly thought HPD's no-chase policy would let him flee A driver trying to evade authorities thought a recent change in the Houston Police Department's chase policy would help him get away, authorities said. But he was running from a different agency. Regardless, the controversial HPD policy restricting when officers can chase fleeing suspects has been put on hold. "I think this is an absolute perfect example of the mind-sets that are out there," warned Hans Marticiuc, president of the Houston Police Officers' Union, a vocal opponent of the proposed policy...
  • Streisand Tix Nixed

    08/30/2006 9:33:35 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 8 replies · 914+ views
    yahoo! ^ | 29-Aug-2006 | Natalie Finn
    People who need people are in luck. People who need tickets might be screwed. A host of Barbra Streisand fans will not be singing a happy tune Tuesday in light of Ticketmaster's announcement that more than a thousand tickets for Streisand shows in Atlantic City, New York, Las Vegas and several other venues were purchased using stolen credit card numbers from the company's Website, and therefore are no longer valid. The ticket peddler said that all Streisand tickets found to have been purchased with bogus info have been invalidated, leaving those who purchased any of the tickets in question through...
  • Driver gets 70 speeding tickets in 5 months (mortgage broker)

    08/12/2006 9:37:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 407+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/12/06 | Reuters
    PHOENIX, Arizona (Reuters) - As a mortgage broker in Arizona, Francesca Cisneros is used to working with big numbers. It's the double-digit speed limits she has trouble with. Cisneros racked up 70 speeding tickets in the last five months, a record for the Scottsdale Police Department, police said on Friday. Speeding cameras in Scottsdale, a suburb of Phoenix, snapped pictures of the 32-year-old woman as she tore through the sun-baked city in her Honda Civic between March 2 and July 31. "She told arresting officers she was speeding because she seemed to be late for client meetings all the time,"...
  • **Vanity** Need 3 Day out w/Thomas Tickets Waturbury, CT for 8/12 or 8/13

    08/07/2006 9:08:32 AM PDT · by GipperCT · 248+ views
    8/7/2006 | me
    Shameless request for late help to get 3 tix for Day out with Thomas day at Waturbury, CT Naugatuck train station either 8/12 or 8/13. Goofed and bought only one for 8/12. Maybe we can still get in do do other stuff that day, but would like to try to get the train tickets 'cause Thomas is truly worshipped by the youngin's :-) Please either reply or Freepmail me if interested in helping
  • Groups Provide 'Train' Tickets

    07/27/2006 6:43:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 363+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Monique Reuben
    By Monique Reuben / American Forces Press Service Pat Monahan (right), lead singer for the group Train, and Jimmy Stafford, the group's guitarist, entertain a sold-out crowd at Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts, in Vienna, Va., July 24. More than 100 servicemembers and their guests enjoyed the concert thanks to defense contractor Northrop Grumman and the USO of Metropolitan Washington. Photo by Samantha L. Quigley Entertainer Connie Stevens speaks at a barbecue dinner as part of USO of Metropolitan Washington and Northrop Grumman's military salute event July 24 at Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing...
  • America Supports You: WWE Offers Free Tickets to GIs in Uniform

    06/27/2006 5:07:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 5,371+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Monique Reuben
    WASHINGTON, June 27, 2006 – Servicemembers in uniform can now watch their favorite World Wrestling Entertainment superstars in action free of charge. World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Booker T. performs before thousands of excited servicemembers at the 2004 "Tribute to the Troops" tour in Iraq. Photo courtesy of WWE  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. World Wrestling Entertainment is offering all U.S. military personnel from the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Reserves and National Guard a complimentary ticket to a live WWE event in their local area, provided they come dressed in uniform with a military ID. Tickets are available...
  • If you're a Council friend, you don't pay

    06/14/2006 3:15:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies · 621+ views
    Washington Times ^ | June 14, 2006 | Amy Doolittle
    D.C. Council members have long distributed to family and friends special license plates that have accrued more than $20,000 in city parking fines, which the plate owners likely will not have to pay. Since the early 1970s, council members and the mayor have bestowed the license plates -- which feature low numbers -- as political prizes. The 13 council members have exempted themselves from parking restrictions and fines since 2001. When lawmakers leave office, the plates they have distributed are supposed to be returned to the city to be reassigned to new officials. However, the tickets owed on those plates...
  • Local man donates bowl games tickets

    01/05/2006 8:07:17 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 244+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 6, 2006 | Lance Cpl. Kaitlyn M. Scarboro
    MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO (Jan. 6, 2006) -- Ticket donations from a nonprofit public benefit corporation allowed depot Marines to attend the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl, Oklahoma Sooners vs. Oregon Ducks, at Qualcomm Stadium, Dec. 29. Jim Dillon, the founder and president of the Dillon Foundation, donated 25 Holiday Bowl tickets to the Marines, as well as 127 Poinsettia Bowl tickets the previous week. "I look at it as an opportunity for people - men, women, young, old-to go out and experience. I'm just trying to create happy memories for these people. You're not putting somebody on the...
  • More Tickets for Illinois Toll Roads

    12/16/2005 4:56:14 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies · 2,839+ views ^ | December 16, 2005 |
    Pricey tickets and denial of the use of Illinois toll roads could be the result of proposed rule changes. Illinois State Toll Highway Authority officials approved a sweeping plan in October enabling the agency to levy new charges against motorists using the state's 274-mile network of toll roads. Residents have until January 22 to request a public hearing on the provisions. Forty-five days after that, the decision will stand unless a legislative panel votes to reject the plan. Toll road officials are looking to pocket $75 every time a motorist drops change near a toll basket and then attempts to...
  • Fisher House Distributes Airline Tickets

    10/17/2005 5:32:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 329+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Oct 17, 2005 | Rudi Williams
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2005 - The Fisher House organization uses more than a million frequent flyer miles per week in distributing free round-trip airline tickets to families of war-wounded servicemembers being treated in military and Veterans Affairs medical facilities across the country. To date, the program has distributed more than 4,000 tickets, using more than 150 million frequent flyer miles, Jim Weiskopf, vice president of communications for the nonprofit Fisher House Foundation, said. He said the foundation's general fundraising, including money received from the Combined Federal Campaign, to pay airport security fees, taxes and administrative fees on the tickets so...

    10/12/2005 1:44:40 AM PDT · by M. Espinola · 15 replies · 1,625+ views
    (Reuters) ^ | October 11th, 2005
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - JetBlue Airways Corp. said on Tuesday it will use new 100-seat jets to begin up to 10 daily flights between New York and Boston, taking on competitors in a long-established air shuttle service on the same route. New York-based JetBlue also said it would use the Embraer 190 planes to start flying from New York's JFK International Airport to Austin, Texas; Nassau, Bahamas; Richmond, Virginia; and West Palm Beach, Florida. The Boston-New York route will make JetBlue a direct competitor of the traditional air shuttle service flown by bankrupt Delta Air Lines Inc. and by US...
  • Latest Roseland flap: Yard signs Residents get warnings, tickets; claim free speech rights violated

    08/05/2005 10:58:47 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 18 replies · 1,681+ views ^ | July 27, 2005 | DUSTIN GROVE
    ROSELAND -- Battles over zoning and permits appear to be a common problem lately in the small town of Roseland. But residents now have a complaint that's not just about small town ordinances. It's about the nation's Constitution and its First Amendment, freedom of speech. This week, some residents have pitched signs in their yards, urging the two married members of the three-person Town Council, David and Dorothy Snyder, to resign. In return, residents have received warnings or tickets from the town, telling them they are breaking the law. "We don't have freedom of speech. We can't say what we...
  • Contest Winner Declines 'Free' Airline Tickets

    07/06/2005 3:11:36 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 31 replies · 1,819+ views
    WSJ ^ | 06-July-2005 | MELANIE TROTTMAN and RON LIEBER
    One winner of a recent American Airlines contest says he would have been better off losing. The contest, launched as part of the airline's We Know Why You Fly marketing campaign, awarded free tickets to travelers submitting the best videos, essays or photographs about their flying experiences. The grand prize winners were offered 12 round-trip restricted coach tickets for two from the U.S. to anywhere in the world American flies. In exchange, American has the right to use the winning materials for promotional purposes. The contest's fine print explains that winners must pay federal and state income taxes, where applicable,...
  • Help with Speeding Ticket

    05/25/2005 11:01:11 AM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 116 replies · 1,406+ views
    I just got my first speeding ticket doing 39 in a 25 zone. I rarely drive the car and I should have known better. Since this is my first, do insurance companies raise rates for the first ticket, or is it better to go to all day drivers school? Thanks!!
  • Drivers quick with an excuse (traffic tickets)

    04/10/2005 8:43:30 AM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 122 replies · 2,601+ views
    Jackson Citizen Patriot ^ | 4-10-05 | Larry O'Connor
    Drivers quick with an excuse Sunday, April 10, 2005 By Larry O'Connor When confronted by a traffic cop, motorists will say the darnedest things to dismiss their misdeeds. Last year, police agencies in Jackson County doled out 47,005 tickets. In return, officers writing those dreaded citations heard at least that many excuses. Few are original and even fewer are legitimate, officers say. "Only in about 2 percent of the cases will they tell you the truth," said state Trooper Dave Clark, a 16-year road patrol veteran. At least in one instance, the oft-repeated claim of urgently needing to go to...
  • Tice says he scalped '05 tickets

    03/11/2005 9:37:29 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 42 replies · 942+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 3-11-05 | DON SEEHOLZER
    The Mike Tice ticket-scalping case took another strange turn Thursday with an Internet report that the Vikings' head coach had admitted to selling for profit part of his personal allotment of 12 tickets to last month's Super Bowl. Reached by the Pioneer Press, Tice said that, on the advice of his attorney, he had no comment. According to the report on the Sports Illustrated Web site, Tice sold some of his tickets for $1,900 apiece, a profit of at least $1,300 on each one sold. Tice made $750,000 in salary last season and is scheduled to make $1 million next...
  • Snow removal fines to continue(Spring break or not, East Lansing government fines for sidewalk snow)

    03/03/2005 10:32:01 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 3 replies · 340+ views
    State News ^ | 3-4-05 | Kris Turner
    Snow removal fines to continue City says break no excuse not to keep E.L. sidewalks clear By KRIS TURNER The State News As students and East Lansing residents prepare to leave the area for spring break, city officials warn that the sidewalks around homes must remain clear of snow and ice, even if residents are out of town. According to a city ordinance, residents must shovel snow from the sidewalks around their homes within 24 hours of snowfall, or face an $85 ticket. "It is just really a deterrent," said Todd Sneathen, director of the city's Department of Public Works....
  • Anyone ever order airline tickets thru

    01/28/2005 5:29:39 PM PST · by hsmomx3 · 15 replies · 893+ views
    I would like your opinions on ordering tickets (ariline) at as I need to make some resv. and have tickets sent to me. Thanks!
  • A Steelers fan, frozen out

    01/19/2005 11:57:30 AM PST · by Willie Green · 6 replies · 320+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Wednesday, January 19, 2005 | Frank Nepa
    Why are those 65,000 people inside Heinz Field and not me? (Not that I am bitter or anything) My sister got married almost 10 years ago and, on that day, I was asked to share a few words of wisdom with the young couple. Having never been married (and being an idiot), I had nothing profound to offer. But I did tell them that if they ever needed my help, all they had to do was ask, as long as they always kept in mind the very limited clout that I had in this life. I told them that if,...
  • Illinois Man Gets 4 Tickets On I-90 In 3 Hours

    01/13/2005 12:03:45 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 104 replies · 2,658+ views
    AP ^ | January 13, 2005
    An Illinois man and his girlfriend managed to rack up nearly $1,400 in speeding tickets on a trip through Wisconsin -- all within three hours. Piotr Pac, 21, of Prospect Heights was pulled over on Interstate 90 in Rock County New Year's Day. The State Patrol said he was going 100 mph. About an hour later, he was stopped in Columbia County for going 84 mph. Then, 30 minutes later he was clocked and ticketed for going 77 mph in Sauk County. And finally, while Pac was napping and his 18-year-old girlfriend was at the wheel, she was stopped for...
  • British tearaways warned to slow down during rally in France

    01/12/2005 10:12:32 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 2 replies · 375+ views
    AFP ^ | 1-13-04
    British tearaways warned to slow down during rally in France Sun Jan 9,11:27 AM ET Offbeat - AFP LILLE, France (AFP) - A group of wealthy Britons who were promised "all the infamy you can handle" during a road rally across France were tracked by police helicopters Sunday and fined for speeding when they stopped at a highway toll booth. Police said they handed out fines of 90 euros (119 dollars) each to 11 drivers who clocked at speeds of up to 175 kilometers (109 miles) an hour. The drivers were taking part in a commercially sponsored event called the...
  • Tickets to W's swearing in ceremony

    01/10/2005 4:35:36 PM PST · by CThomasFan · 10 replies · 563+ views
    Excuse the vanity post, but I need some information about the inauguration. I got a note from my Congressman saying that I will be receiving "standing room" tickets for the inaugural swearing in ceremony....Does that really mean that I will be close enough to see the event, or will I be one of the distant faces looking on from the ellipse?? If it's the latter, then I will probably enjoy the TV version more. Can anyone whose been to one of these affairs clue me in??
  • Ticket prices going up again at Wrigley

    11/20/2004 6:09:02 PM PST · by Mike Bates · 26 replies · 658+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/20/2004 | Dave van Dyck
    For the third straight off-season, Cubs ticket prices have taken a dramatic increase nearly across the board, rising as much as 20 percent for prime seats. Increases last winter averaged about 17 percent and figure to be about the same this year.
  • Danvers [MA] officials accuse cops of 'silent strike' in ticket writing

    10/26/2004 3:09:37 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 22 replies · 992+ views
    The Salem News Online ^ | Tuesday, October 26, 2004 | Michael Puffer
    DANVERS — Patrolmen have cost the town $173,000 by refusing to write traffic tickets in a ploy to influence contract negotiations, top police brass and town management officials allege in a complaint filed with the state last week. Town officials claim police union members are handing out warnings rather than tickets in an effort to cost the town money and gain leverage at the bargaining table, according to their complaint to the state Labor Relations Commission. The 44-strong police union has gone nearly a year-and-a-half without a new contract in a dispute over raises. But at least on police union...
  • Get tickets for Kerry/Edwards rally in Burlington, Iowa!

    10/19/2004 11:42:24 AM PDT · by Tom Pain · 7 replies · 609+ views
    Heard radio commercial at Noon today on WGN AM 720, Chicago. Go to and get tickets for the big rally in Burlington, Iowa on Wednesday October 20, 2004. If you go to that site, you see: What: Fresh Start for America Rally with John Edwards in Burlington When: Wednesday, October 20 Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Where: Southeastern Community College Loren Walker Arena West Burlington, IA Asks for your mailing address, phone number, and email. Maybe you(or family, or friends) live in Iowa, Illinois, or Missouri. Or, maybe you can find some new friends that live in Iowa, Illinois,...
  • 5-year-old ticketed for driving uncle's car

    08/24/2004 10:30:18 AM PDT · by rface · 30 replies · 655+ views
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 08/24/2004 | Doug Moore
    A 5-year-old East St. Louis boy slid into the driver's seat of his uncle's Cadillac Sunday afternoon, put on his seatbelt, turned the key and drove off. But he didn't go far. Four blocks later -- with his mother in pursuit in her car -- the boy crashed the car into a fence. He was not injured but police gave the boy tickets for driving without a license and without insurance. .... [ snip ]
  • New fine may tick off Texas drivers (RETROACTIVE fines for multi-ticket drivers)

    08/20/2004 7:50:33 AM PDT · by jtminton · 68 replies · 1,907+ views
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | 08/20/2004 | Gordon Dickson
    About 100,000 Texas drivers with a knack for getting pulled over will soon get bad news in the mail. Beginning in October, Texans with multiple traffic tickets, a drunken-driving conviction or other offenses in the past 12 months will receive letters from the Texas Department of Public Safety explaining that they owe surcharges of $100 to $2,500. That's in addition to what they may have already paid in court. Those who don't make payment arrangements within 30 days will lose their driver's licenses. "If you don't pay it, your license is suspended until you can," DPS spokeswoman Tela Mange said....
  • Poor Ticket Sales a Concern with Month to Go (Athens Olympics)

    07/13/2004 11:38:22 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 43 replies · 1,310+ views
    Yahoo! News (Reuters) ^ | 7/13/2004 | Daniel Howden
    Poor Ticket Sales a Concern with Month to Go ATHENS (Reuters) - Athens Olympic organizers called on Greeks Tuesday to snap up unsold tickets to avoid greeting the world with empty stadiums when the world's biggest sporting event comes home in a month's time. With foreigners staying away and millions of seats unsold, Athens chief Games organizers Gianna Angelopoulos appealed to locals to pick up the slack and put on a good show in front of the world's cameras. "Tickets at fair prices are still available ... this is a once in a lifetime chance for people to experience the...
  • Tickets going fast for Hannity troop tribute (Att. East Coasters)

    06/13/2004 10:39:09 PM PDT · by ETERNAL WARMING · 7 replies · 191+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Jun 14, 2004 | staff
    Tickets going fast for Hannity troop tribute Concert event raises money for families of personnel killed, disabled -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: June 14, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 Tickets are moving fast for a concert tribute to U.S. troops that will raise money for the families of military personnel who have been killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty. The "Hannity Freedom Concert," hosted by Fox News and radio personality Sean Hannity and the Freedom Alliance, is scheduled for July 8. It also will be sponsored by WABC radio in New York and Six Flags Great Adventure. According...
  • Police plan seat belt crackdown ($$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$)

    05/21/2004 9:01:50 AM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 168 replies · 767+ views
    Ann Arbor News ^ | 5-21-04 | Tom Tolen
    Police plan seat belt crackdown Friday, 21, 2004 BY TOM TOLEN News Staff Reporter In a campaign dubbed "Buckle Up or Pay Up! Click It or Ticket," local police agencies will join forces with others around the state to launch the summer travel season and seat belt compliance efforts. A total of 350 hours will be devoted to the safety belt enforcement initiative by participating agencies. "We'll have extra patrols," said Lt. Joel Allen, Michigan State Police Brighton post commander. Allen said the enforcement zones will be set up at both ends of a blocked off area on busy county...
  • Get a speeding ticket. Write a clever letter to the cops

    05/06/2004 7:18:20 AM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 7 replies · 301+ views
  • Movie buffs predict Passion to hit over $43 Million by for weekend grosses

    02/29/2004 9:09:16 AM PST · by Jack Armstrong · 7 replies · 164+ views
    From mid weekend predictions it appears the Passion of the Christ movie will gross over $42.663 million. Current numbers are a bit confusing, there are totals, predicted average totals and current grosses. But these figures may be close. Friday's daily totals were $22 Million in ticket sales Weekend estimate of Passion grosses is *$65.047 mill Currently it is ranked number ONE in front of "50 Dates"- which totaled $11.847 million for mid weekend sales.. From friday's numbers ,the sum of all other movie ticket sales in the USA was less than $14 million- compared to Passion's $22 plus million. *These...
  • Man Buys 6,000 "Passion" tickets

    02/28/2004 3:55:41 PM PST · by Jack Armstrong · 6 replies · 82+ views
    Baptist Press ^ | Feb. 05, 2004 | unknown
    Perhaps no one person aside from Mel Gibson himself has made a more noteworthy effort to promote "The Passion of The Christ" than a Texas couple who purchased 6,000 tickets to the film and gave them away to the community. Arch Bonnema, a member of the Dallas-area Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, happened to be invited to a preview of The Passion when a friend had to back out at the last minute. The film had such an impact on him that he wanted to share it with as many people as possible. "I have been a Christian all of...
  • love, Hate & Furor: Controversy grows over Mel Gibson's 'Passion'

    01/25/2004 12:34:45 PM PST · by ultima ratio · 14 replies · 64+ views
    Daily News ^ | January 25, 2004 | Tracy Connor
    Love, hate & furor Controversy grows over Mel Gibson's 'Passion' By TRACY CONNOR DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Mel Gibson's controversial new movie about the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ has ignited unprecedented outrage, passion and - most of all - anticipation a month before it even opens. Against unbelievable odds, "The Passion of the Christ" is now shaping up to be the hottest ticket in the history of Hollywood when it finally hits theaters on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 25. Jewish leaders have blasted the movie as anti-Semitic and warned it could ruin interfaith relations for decades. "He didn't miss any chance...
  • Elusive parking violator nabbed (100 tickets!)

    12/04/2003 5:17:25 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 5 replies · 206+ views
    abclocal ^ | December 4, 2003 | ap
    (ALLENTOWN, Pa.) -- A man wanted for at least 101 parking violations and who had eluded authorities for three years has finally run out of gas. Police say Jeffrey McFetridge, 50, was arrested Nov. 30 after his car was pulled over in Bethlehem Township for an expired inspection sticker. Upon his arrest, police found McFetridge was driving with a suspended registration and license and a background check uncovered his résumé of violations, officials said.In 1998, McFetridge served 90 days in prison and under house arrest for accumulating about $5,800 in fines for about 50 parking violations. McFetridge, police said, was...
  • CA: No room for public at historic inaugural - Tickets will go to select groups, planners say.

    11/12/2003 7:52:12 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 259+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 11/12/03 | Dan Smith
    <p>Gov.-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger, who asked California voters to "join Arnold" during the recall election, won't be able to extend the same offer to the masses at his historic swearing-in ceremony Monday. The Republican's inaugural committee on Tuesday announced that attendance at the outdoor event at the Capitol will be restricted, with no access allowed for the general public.</p>
  • NFL Ticket Cost Up 6 Percent, to $52.95

    09/04/2003 5:46:21 PM PDT · by yonif · 13 replies · 305+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Thu Sep 4, 4:25 PM ET
    CHICAGO - The cost of a ticket to an NFL game is up 6 percent this season to $52.95, largely because of a new stadium in Philadelphia and a refurbished one in Chicago. The Bears, who will move into a renovated Soldier Field on Sept. 29, are now the third-most expensive team to watch. Chicago is up from 10th last season, according to the annual Fan Cost Index compiled by Team Marketing Report, a Chicago-based research firm. The average ticket price for Bears games this season will be $65 compared to $51.42 last year, when the team temporarily played in...
  • It pays to avoid a ticket -- or fight one

    07/15/2003 11:22:14 AM PDT · by mvpel · 143 replies · 6,955+ views
    MSN Money ^ | July 15, 2003 | Chris Solomon
    The best advice is simply not to speed, at least not brazenly. But if you get nailed, fight it -- because a $50 ticket can cost you thousands once your insurer gets wind of it.  By Chris Solomon Now is a very bad time to have a lead foot. States facing yawning budget gaps are finding new money by pinching speeders more frequently -- and pinching them harder, too. Texas lawmakers recently added $30 to fines for speeding tickets. California has added a surcharge of between $7 and $20, depending on the severity of the violation. And the Illinois Legislature...
  • Oliver North In Tulsa! Saturday Night!

    05/26/2003 1:31:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 3 replies · 211+ views
    Ollie's gonna be there, Inhofe....and Lafortune!! Its a Rally for America! I've got my tickets! DO YOU HAVE YOURS???Event details: The Americana Series - Lt Col Oliver North Date: 05/31/03 Venue: Mabee Center (map) Ticket URL: Event URL: Start Time: 7:30PM Description: Tickets are $50.00, $20.00, and $10.00. Tickets available online, or by phone 918 495-6000 Jim Inhofe...Bill Lafortune...and Ollie North will all be speaking!
  • Tarrytown judge's remark sparks outrage

    05/21/2003 11:18:30 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 11 replies · 244+ views
    the journal ^ | 5.21.03 | JONATHAN BANDLER
    TARRYTOWN — An Arab-American woman who fainted in village court said she suffered an anxiety attack after the judge asked if she were a terrorist. Anissa Khoder has filed a complaint against Tarrytown Village Justice William Crosbie with the state Commission on Judicial Conduct. Khoder went to court on Thursday to contest a pair of parking tickets. As she approached the judge's table, she said, Crosbie considered her name out loud and asked if she were a terrorist. She said she was stunned by the implication, but responded with a weak, reflexive smile. "I felt offended, and I kept it...
  • Protesters in San Francisco to `ticket' SUVs for fueling war

    02/03/2003 8:16:54 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 37 replies · 493+ views
    <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sport utility vehicles across the United States will be ticketed Tuesday by a group of peace protesters alleging that gas-guzzling cars fuel war and other deadly conflicts.</p> <p>Tens of thousands of mock parking tickets have been printed for distribution in cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, according to the Berkeley-based nonprofit group Project Underground.</p>
  • Judge dismisses charges against man who wrote obscene check (Traffic Ticket)

    01/25/2003 4:47:52 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 7 replies · 494+ views
    Judge dismisses charges against man who wrote obscene check -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fri, Jan 24, 2003 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The contempt of court charge against a Howell man who wrote obscenities on a check he used to pay a traffic fine was dismissed Thursday. Reason for the dismissal: "limited resources." John Pikkarainen, chief judge of the 53rd District Court in Howell, dismissed the case a day before an evidentiary hearing. He wouldn't comment on the case, but did write an opinion on the order. Pikkarainen wrote that he believes the act was indirectly contemptuous and warranted appointing a special prosecutor to the case. But...