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  • I.R.S. to Cut Tax Auditors (government moving to eliminate nearly half of the lawyers)

    07/23/2006 8:35:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies · 1,419+ views
    NY Times ^ | 7/23/06 | DAVID CAY JOHNSTON
    I.R.S. to Cut Tax AuditorsBy DAVID CAY JOHNSTON Published: July 23, 2006 The federal government is moving to eliminate the jobs of nearly half of the lawyers at the Internal Revenue Service who audit tax returns of some of the wealthiest Americans, specifically those who are subject to gift and estate taxes when they transfer parts of their fortunes to their children and others. The administration plans to cut the jobs of 157 of the agency’s 345 estate tax lawyers, plus 17 support personnel, in less than 70 days. Kevin Brown, an I.R.S. deputy commissioner, confirmed the cuts after The...
  • The Historical Dracula (long but very interesting)

    07/15/2002 4:09:36 PM PDT · by Hacksaw · 14 replies · 1,050+ views
    www.eskimo.com ^ | April 30, 1992 | Ray Porter
    == THE HISTORICAL DRACULA: VLAD III TEPES, 1431-1476 == == I. Historical Background == M ost of you ("the members of this list", R.P.'92, -Ed.) are probably aware of the fact that when Bram Stoker penned his immortal classic, Dracula, he based his vampire villian on an actual historical figure. Stoker's model was Vlad III Dracula (called Tepes, pronounced tse-pesh); a fifteenth century viovode, or prince, of Wallachia of the princely House of Basarab. Wallachia is a provence of Romania bordered to the north by Transylvania and Moldavia, to the east by the Black Sea and to the south by...
  • Critics pour scorn, cliches on NY vampire musical

    By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - The third vampire musical to try its luck on Broadway in four years drew all the familiar puns in scathing reviews Thursday that said "Lestat" was "bloody awful," "sucked of life" and the "kiss of death." "Lestat" was Hollywood studio Warner Bros.' first attempt to challenge Disney's dominance of the mass-market musical genre, reportedly with a budget of up to $12 million. Based on Anne Rice's vampire novels, the show features songs by Elton John and his writing partner, Bernie Taupin. Expectations had been low after a critically savaged trial run in San...
  • Vampire candidate arrested on Ind. charges

    01/31/2006 3:08:56 PM PST · by WestVirginiaRebel · 19 replies · 492+ views
    UPI ^ | 01-31-06 | WestVirginiaRebel
    PRINCETON, Minn., Jan. 41 (UPI)-Self-described vampire and Minesota gubernatorial candidate Jonathan "The Impaler" Sharkey has been arrested on Indiana charges of stalking and escape.Sharkey is wanted in Indianapolis on the charges on which bond has been set at $100,000, the Princeton (Minn.) Union-Eagle reported.
  • "Vampyre" candidate for governor arrested (MN)

    01/31/2006 10:46:17 AM PST · by Colonel_Flagg · 7 replies · 226+ views
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | 1/31/06 | Associated Press
    Vampyre candidate for governor arrested MORA, Minn. -- A fringe candidate for governor who played up his satanic side — and pledged public impalement for terrorists — wound up behind bars today thanks to a sharp-eyed sheriff's dispatcher. Jonathon Sharkey, 41, of Princeton, was arrested Monday night on two felony counts from Indiana, said Mike Smith, the Mille Lacs County jail administrator. One warrant was for escape, another for stalking.
  • Jonathon Sharkey on Coast-to-coast tonight (1:30am EST)

    01/14/2006 5:17:16 PM PST · by Perdogg · 18 replies · 736+ views
    Coast-toCoast ^ | 01/14/06 | Perdogg
    Jonathon Sharkey, a former professional wrestler and self-proclaimed vampire who is running for Governor of Minnesota will be on the show in the second half hour.
  • We Failed You? Try Again. Anne Rice blames America, not local officials.

    09/07/2005 1:47:06 PM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 68 replies · 1,999+ views
    NRO ^ | September 07, 2005, 8:26 a.m. | Jim Geraghty
    "To my country I want to say this: During this crisis you failed us. You looked down on us; you dismissed our victims; you dismissed us. You want our Jazz Fest, you want our Mardi Gras, you want our cooking and our music. Then when you saw us in real trouble, when you saw a tiny minority preying on the weak among us, you called us "Sin City," and turned your backs.” — novelist and New Orleans resident Anne Rice Let me get this straight. Ms. Rice, you live in (what was) a very attractive city which lies below sea...
  • Vampire witch drank blood of street children

    07/04/2005 10:38:53 AM PDT · by jb6 · 63 replies · 1,100+ views
    Telegraph, London ^ | July 4, 2005 | Viktoria Buralenko
    A woman has been arrested in Ukraine after luring street children into her home for their blood. Diana Semenuha, 29, believed that drinking blood could fend off a muscle-wasting condition. She kept the children intoxicated on drugs and alcohol and bled them regularly, selling the surplus to other black magic practitioners. When the children grew weak, she dumped them back on the streets and lured replacements with the promise of a place to sleep and a hot meal. Police raided Semenuha's flat in the Black Sea port of Odessa after a tip-off. Olga Buravceva, a police spokesman, said: "The apartment...
  • DFU SONG: Total Eclipse of the Heart (Peter Paul will drive a stake in the vampire's heart)

    05/28/2005 9:14:12 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 20 replies · 997+ views
    DFU SONGS | 5-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    READ THE LAWSUIT AT HILLCAP.ORG MIDI - TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART Hillary is dangerous She is very dangerous (Be afraid) Every day she's planning for that day that she will take the White House and her power back (Be afraid) Every day she calculates a new position and the next person she'll attack (Be afraid) Every day she works hard fooling voters that she is no Marxist (Be afraid) Every day she makes a clever move as she's getting just that much closer Be afraid...people Each and every day we're warning you Be afraid...people In 2008 we could...
  • Mother claims son belonged to ‘vampire cult’ (Texas)

    04/06/2005 4:06:06 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 29 replies · 830+ views
    The Brownsville Herald ^ | April 6, 2005 | Sergio Chapa
    Woman claims group planned sacrifice - A Brownsville mother said her son is involved in a teenage “vampire cult” that was recently planning to kill and bathe in their victim’s blood. Brownsville Independent School District police are investigating the claims though school district officials could not substantiate the woman’s story or her son’s allegations Tuesday. The 16-year-old boy provided a statement to school officials Thursday about an alleged drug purchase at Rivera High School and told them of his involvement with a group of local students who drink each other’s blood and were plotting to sacrifice a victim. In his...
  • Unlike other bats, vampire bats keep out of trouble by running, Cornell researchers find

    03/24/2005 3:13:05 PM PST · by bedolido · 1 replies · 304+ views
    www.news.cornell.edu ^ | March 17, 2005 | Cornell News Service science-writing intern Sarah Davidson
    ITHACA, N.Y. -- Although most people think of bats as stealthy mammals that flit about in the night sky, at least one species has evolved a terrestrial trot never before seen in bats, according to a recent Cornell University study. It's known that the common vampire bats of Central and South America behave much more like four-legged terrestrial mammals, in that they like to walk around on the ground; other bat species fumble helplessly when left to walk. But researchers in Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine have discovered that these bats not only walk but run. The unprecedented gait of...
  • 'Vampire' flogged, stabbed and hanged in public

    03/16/2005 10:33:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 45 replies · 1,618+ views
    The Australian ^ | March 17, 2005
    PAKDASHT, Iran: An Iranian serial killer convicted of kidnapping and murdering 21 people, most of them little boys, was publicly flogged and hanged south of Tehran on Wednesday before thousands of spectators. Mohammad Bijeh, branded "the vampire of the desert" in the Iranian press, was lashed 100 times, stabbed in the back by a furious brother of one victim before a blue nylon rope was placed around his neck by the mother of another murdered child. The 22-year-old killer, who remained calm and kept silent throughout the punishment, was then hauled into the air by a crane to cries from...
  • Sick Vampire Butcher Kills himself In Jail (Wotta Headline...!)

    11/16/2004 7:34:43 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 34 replies · 1,153+ views
    DailyRecordUK ^ | 11/16/04 | Richard Elias
    A MURDERER dubbed the vampire killer after he drank his best pal's blood and ate his skull has been found dead in prison. Allan Menzies, 23, was found hanged in his cell at Shotts Prison in Lanarkshire yesterday morning. He was jailed in October 2003 after being convicted of bludgeoning his friend to death. During his trial, the court heard he had drunk Thomas McKendrick's blood from a whisky glass and then eaten a part of his skull. Judge Roderick Macdonald QC branded Menzies an 'evil and dangerous psychopath' and recommended he serve at least 18 years in prison. The...
  • Bush, Cheney Portray Edwards a Liability as Trial Lawyer

    07/28/2004 5:26:33 PM PDT · by red flanker · 4 replies · 360+ views
    Bloomberg News ^ | July 28, 2004 | Bloomberg News
    July 28 (Bloomberg) -- Vice President Dick Cheney drew the loudest cheers on his first bus tour of the 2004 election campaign when he told audiences that trial lawyers wreck good companies, wipe out jobs and saddle doctors with costs they pass to patients. ``Lawsuits can ruin an honest business,'' Cheney said at a July 4 rally in Pittsburgh, part of a swing through Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia for President George W. Bush's re-election bid. ``It's a lot easier for America's businesses to hire workers when they know they don't have to keep hiring lawyers.'' Two days later, Democratic...
  • Michigan Supreme Court overturns $21 million medical malpractice verdict

    07/24/2004 2:55:34 PM PDT · by red flanker · 6 replies · 830+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | July 23, 2004 | David Eggert
    LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan Supreme Court on Friday tossed out a $21 million medical malpractice verdict against a Dearborn hospital, saying the jury had no basis for deciding that a doctor's error caused a baby to develop cerebral palsy and other neurological problems. The court, in a 6-1 ruling, overturned the judgment and ordered a lower court judge to enter a verdict in favor of Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn and the doctors involved. Justice Marilyn Kelly dissented. A Wayne County jury awarded the $21 million verdict in 1997, after Kimberly Craig sued, alleging her son, Antonio, then 13, was...
  • Can anybody guess who's [sic] quote this is? (Can anybody guess whose ZOT?)

    03/17/2004 2:56:46 PM PST · by Karl of Port · 115 replies · 713+ views
    guess | guess
    I have been a registered Democrat all my life. My family are from Arkansas via Tennessee, Kentucky and Virgina. My ancestors fought against Lincoln in the Civil War and the entire family has been Democrat ever since. But prior to that ... fought in the Revolutionary war. I believe in God and bear allegiance to America, liberty, freedom, and the Constitution of the United States of America - not some political party. And so for the last time I'm gonna tell you, this website is for the Constitution, not your bloodsucking party. In other words, kwitchyurbellyakin or bailthehellout!
  • Get over it, Carr tells jobless lawyers

    12/12/2003 4:06:24 PM PST · by ccmay · 48 replies · 370+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | 12/7/2003 | Alex Mitchell
    Premier Bob Carr has a blunt message for the hundreds of Sydney lawyers out of work because of his Government's law reforms: "Get retrained and start another job." He was unmoved by the report that the entire 14th floor of Wardell Chambers in Martin Place, employing 23 barristers and support staff, will close its doors on December 31. Offering no apology for the jobs shake-out in law practices following his legislative assault on "the culture of litigation", Mr Carr said: "The fact is there will be fewer jobs for lawyers, but with their education they are well placed to go...
  • Vicar's letter to 'vampires' ("Dear Vamps, please stop terrorizing me. Love, The Vicar")

    10/11/2003 7:33:50 PM PDT · by mhking · 10 replies · 214+ views
    The Sun ^ | 10.11.03 | JAMIE PYATT
    A VICAR tried to stop two Dracula fans terrorising him by writing them letters addressed "Dear Vampires", a court heard. Rev Chris Rowberry, 45, stuck the messages on the church noticeboard - and left the pair a book written by a Christian. He told a jury yesterday: "They wrote me letters signed 'Vampires' so that is how I addressed them. There was theological debate in our correspondence." The vicar said he was "frightened and distressed" at the hate campaign by self-styled vampires Scott Bower and Ben Lewis, who the court heard drank each other's blood. Harassment included late-night howling in...
  • Politician Caught Up in Vampire Rumors

    01/10/2003 7:42:20 AM PST · by Happy Valley Dude · 73 replies · 766+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1-10-2003
    BLANTYRE, Malawi (Reuters) - Hundreds of angry Malawians hounded a senior political figure from his house and stoned him late Wednesday, accusing him of harboring vampires. Blantire Urban Governor Eric Chiwaya, a member of the ruling United Democratic Front, was the latest victim of a bizarre rumor that the country's government is colluding with vampires to collect human blood for international aid agencies. Bearing severe cuts to his face and body, he told Reuters from his hospital bed that a crowd had hailed him with stones and other missiles, chanting "vampire" and threatening to kill him. Chiwaya said he knew...
  • British teen gets 12 years for 'vampire' killing.

    08/02/2002 12:00:43 PM PDT · by BlessingInDisguise · 20 replies · 659+ views
    Communist News Network ^ | August 2, 2002 | some CNN hack
    <p>LONDON, England -- A British teenager has been jailed for 12 years for murdering his elderly neighbour and drinking her blood in a vampire ritual.</p> <p>Vampire-mad art student Mathew Hardman, 17, cut out Mabel Leyshon's heart after stabbing her 22 times at her home in Llanfairpwll, North Wales, last November.</p>
  • Movie vampire 'ordered me to murder friend'

    10/07/2003 4:49:42 AM PDT · by sonsofliberty2000 · 19 replies · 184+ views
    A man accused of murdering his lifelong friend and burying his body in a shallow grave has claimed he was ordered to do it by a character in a vampire movie. Allan Menzies, 22, told the High Court in Edinburgh he had become obsessed with the film Queen Of The Damned, in which the late US singer Aaliyah played the female vampire Akasha. He said he watched the film around 100 times in a few weeks and that afterwards he "wanted to go out and murder people". Menzies also said Akasha would visit him in the bedroom of his home...
  • Vampire bat saliva may lead to new stroke drug

    01/09/2003 2:18:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 342+ views
    SJ Mercury News ^ | 1/9/03 | AP - Dallas
    <p>DALLAS (AP) - A substance in the saliva of vampire bats could prove to be a potent new treatment for strokes, an Australian scientist says.</p> <p>That same substance -- Desmodus rotundus salivary plasminogen activator, or DSPA -- might someday be given to stroke victims to dissolve clots and thereby limit brain damage, he said.</p>
  • "Vampire" Appliances -- They Suck Electricity Even When Switched Off

    09/27/2002 4:43:26 PM PDT · by blam · 31 replies · 581+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 9-27-2002
    Date: Posted 9/27/2002 "Vampire" Appliances -- They Suck Electricity Even When Switched Off -- Cost Consumers $3 Billion A Year, Says Cornell Energy Expert ITHACA, N.Y. -- The typical American home has 20 electrical appliances that bleed consumers of money. That's because the appliances continue to suck electricity even when they're off, says a Cornell University energy expert. His studies estimate that these so-called "vampire" appliances cost consumers $3 billion a year -- or about $200 per household. "Off doesn't mean off anymore, but standby," says Mark Pierce, a Cornell Cooperative Extension associate in the Department of Design and Environmental...
  • Judge puts dagger in vampire defense

    07/09/2002 8:44:51 PM PDT · by syriacus · 5 replies · 345+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | 06.04.2002 | Lawrence Budd
    Man accused of assault on wife, her friend at festival LEBANON | A Warren County judge has rejected a Cincinnati man's plan to claim he dropped boxes, soda cans, drums and a sheathed dagger on his estranged wife and her lover at the Ohio Renaissance Festival last fall out of fear they were vampires. David R. Biren, 52, is charged with domestic violence and assault in Warren County Court. The trial, expected to take three days, began Monday after court officials said Judge James Heath barred Biren and his lawyer from claiming he was justified in using force against Kimberly...