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  • Box labeled 'grandma's urn' left at Goodwill store

    06/12/2011 5:43:37 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 39 replies
    AP via MSNBC ^ | 6/10/2011 | AP
    FENTON, Mich. — State police in Michigan are trying to find who left what appear to be a grandmother's cremated remains in an urn at a Goodwill store near Flint. Fenton Goodwill store manager Allen Ryckman says "it's got to be the No. 1 or No. 2 weirdest item" the store has ever received. He says it appears to have come from a house that was cleaned out. [...]
  • Man selling ad space on own urns

    04/21/2010 9:09:46 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 6 replies · 264+ views
    upi ^ | April 21, 2010
    SPRINGFIELD, Ore., - An Oregon man suffering from terminal cancer says he is selling ad space on the urns designated to hold his ashes as a means of paying for his cremation. Aaron Jamison of Springfield, who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of colon cancer, said he is selling advertising space on the two urns that will hold his ashes to help his wife, Kristin, with the cost of his cremation and the price of the urns, KVAL-TV, Eugene, Ore., reported Wednesday. "I'm on different chemo now," said Jamison, whose goal is $800 in ad revenue. "If it works,...
  • Soldiers Ashes Stolen

    11/16/2009 2:41:04 AM PST · by tlb · 5 replies · 519+ views
    wtny ^ | Nov 14, 2009 | staff
    A burial at Arlington National Cemetery Friday had all the trimmings of a proper military funeral except one thing, the soldier’s remains. It's theft in front of the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. has left the family distraught. The urn containing the remains of bronze star and two purple hearts winner Army Colonel Norbert Otto Schmidt was taken from his family’s SUV just before the funeral. The thieves also stole a computer and other items from the vehicle. The ceremony had to be moved to a different part of the cemetery but the gravestone will be moved to its proper...
  • Motorcycle Memorials ??? RIP in a tank

    03/23/2008 8:44:52 PM PDT · by woofie · 23 replies · 399+ views
    Our Products Motorcycle Memorials is a member of: (Cremation Association of North America). (International Cemetary, Cremation and Funeral Association). (International Order of the Golden Rule) Our tank urns are manufactured in the heartland of Harley Davidson motorcycle country, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Motorcycle Memorials are customized motorcycle tank urns. These urns have been created to scale ensuring decal application from ALL motorcycle manufactures. Custom colors and polished finishes complete the personalization with these unique urns. The custom pin striping adds a blend of decorative art and hand-crafting, finishing this fine memorial display. Understanding the personalization of life with cremation, our motorcycle tank...
  • California proposes government-regulated thermostats

    01/21/2008 2:55:44 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies · 530+ views
    One News Now ^ | January 21, 2008 | Pete Chagnon
    Californians may soon have to deal with climate change on a different scale -- and this time the culprit isn't greenhouse gas. The California Energy Commission is proposing a plan which allows the government to regulate household thermostats in the event of an "energy crisis." Under the proposed rules, all new thermostats will be fitted with technology that will allow the government to adjust the temperature of someone's home by plus or minus four degrees. Originally the plans called for mandatory compliance; however, amid public outcry, the plans have been slightly altered to allow an individual to turn off the...
  • Ex-Rommie's Arrest Well-Urned (Their title, not mine!)

    05/12/2005 8:19:36 AM PDT · by Bluegrass Conservative · 1 replies · 495+ views
    Kentucky Post ^ | May 11, 2005 | Shelly Whitehead
    Ex-roomie's arrest well-urned By Shelly Whitehead Post staff reporter Today's criminal justice stumper comes from Covington, where this week police arrested a 36-year-old man for allegedly swiping the ashes of his ex- lover's dead brother, then refusing to return the cremation urn because, as he told officers, "He wanted it to sit and fill with water." So, the question is, with what was James W. Skean charged? If you guessed something like, desecration of a grave site, kidnapping or even attempted reconstitution of a human, go back to law school. As morbidly offbeat as the plunder in this case was,...