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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...