Archive for October, 2007

Californian cities vote on smoking ban in apartments

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Date: October 31st, 2007

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Two California cities are pushing anti-smoking legislation to previously unseen limits by banning tenants from lighting up inside apartment buildings.
Leading the way is Belmont, south of San Francisco, which threatened at one stage to ban smoking anywhere within city limits. Instead, Belmont city council contented itself with a ban on smoking in any building where residents share a common floor or ceiling. It is also banning all smoking within 20ft of a doorway, a common area, and areas used by children. A final vote on the new rules is expected next week, with implementation in November.
In southern California, Calabasas, a suburban community in the hills above Malibu, is going even further. The city council was preparing for a vote last night that would expand anti-smoking laws to encompass apartment buildings.
The proposal would exempt smokers already living in a place where they have a habit of lighting up, but would apply to them when they moved. Full Story

Center Treats Wrong Side Of Patient’s Brain

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Date: October 31st, 2007

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DETROIT — A patient undergoing treatment at the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit received a dose of radiation on the wrong side of the brain, according to a report filed with the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
According to the report, a crucial piece of information was misread prior to treatment with a gamma knife, which delivers a targeted form of radiation therapy that zeros in on specific locations in the brain.
The patient went through a routine MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan of the brain just before the procedure, but went into the scanner “feet first,” rather than the standard practice of head first, the document said. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & Tobacco3 Hour Diet at Home

Low-flush toilets to fix drought – Airport hoping to flush away less water

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Date: October 31st, 2007

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The world’s busiest airport will consider everything from faster flushes for its 1,000 or so toilets to recycling water from its giant chillers as it makes plans to weather the current drought. Officials with Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport will meet Wednesday along with representatives of its major airlines to refine water conservation efforts and plan for the possibility of an even drier future.
One of the more creative ideas: Adjust the automatic sensors in Hartsfield-Jackson’s public restrooms so they use less water. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoBuyer Zone

17-month-old boy left unattended inside a hot car for at least seven hours – While mom works at Hooters

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Date: October 31st, 2007

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PHOENIX, Arizona – A 17-month-old boy left unattended inside a hot car for at least seven hours in a north Phoenix Hooters restaurant parking lot was found dead Tuesday afternoon.
FOX 10 Phoenix reports the baby’s mother had planned to drop the child off at childcare before heading to work at a restaurant near Bell Road and Interstate 17.
Instead, authorities say the mother went to work with the child still inside the car. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoJump TV

U.S. Gunships Battle Pirates Who Seized Ships

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Date: October 30th, 2007

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MANAMA, Bahrain – American warships battled pirates Tuesday who had seized a tanker off the coast of Somalia as well as another vessel northeast of Mogadishu, combined reports said.
In the waters off Somalia, the warships reportedly sunk two pirate vessels and pursued a hijacked skiff carrying some of the fleeing hijackers.
The crew of the tanker Golden Mori, which was hijacked Sunday night, reportedly fought back and overpowered their attackers, regaining control of the vessel, maritime officials said. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoBedford Fair Lifestyles

Cobraman passes out in hospital parking lot – He was bitten by ones of his snakes

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Date: October 30th, 2007

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Port St. Lucie, Florida – Raymond Hunter, 44, something of a local guru on poisonous snakes, remained in critical condition late today after one of his pets, a diamondback rattlesnake, sunk its fangs into his right hand early Saturday morning.
A neighbor told police he saw a seemingly distracted Hunter hustle from his condo to his car around 12:30 a.m., according to a police report. An hour-and-a-half later, someone alerted nurses at St. Lucie Medical Center that a man, Hunter, appeared to be passed out in the hospital parking lot behind the wheel of his car, the report said. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoGuthy Renker

Man Gets Probation In Pickle Assault – Threw two large pickles at friends

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Date: October 30th, 2007

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Buchanan, Michigan – Calling it silly yet serious, a judge sentenced a 35-year-old man to time served in jail and probation in a case that police say involved an assault with — and over — pickles.
Bobby Lee Bolen, who lives in the southwestern Michigan community of Buchanan, was sentenced Monday to 54 days in jail with credit for 54 days served and one year of probation as well as restitution for third-offense home invasion.
According to police reports, Bolen broke into Jody Lee’s home in Buchanan Aug. 20, got into an argument and threw two large pickles at friends Lee and J.W. Romanski III. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoFood Saver

Coach Accused of Threatening to Kill 12-Year-Old Player

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Date: October 30th, 2007

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Cudahy, Wisconsin – An assistant football coach in Cudahy was suspended from attending games or practices and is under investigation by police for for allegedly assaulting a 12-year-old player and threatening to kill the youth. According to a police report, Michael Crawley, 39, grabbed the boy by his facemask and threw him to the ground, yelling profanities and threatening to kill him. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoDVD Planet

Model kills three people while trying to kill herself – Faces 10 years in jail

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Date: October 30th, 2007

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Chicago, Illinois – A model who killed three people while trying to commit suicide has been told she faces up to ten years in jail.
Stunning Jeanette Sliwinski deliberately rammed her car into another vehicle that had stopped at a red light.
The three occupants of the car were killed instantly in the horror smash – while Sliwinski only suffered a broken ankle in the accident, which happened two years ago. She became known as the “suicide blonde.” Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoDale and Thomas Popcorn

KKK plans to protest KKK in Alabama

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Date: October 30th, 2007

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CULLMAN, Alabama – Members of one Ku Klux Klan organization say they will assemble at the courthouse Nov. 10 to show their opposition to another Klan group that plans an anti-immigration rally there that day.
Ken Mier, who described himself as an investigator for the Alabama Ku Klux Klan and the national office of the Ku Klux Klan LLC, said in an e-mail to The Cullman Times that his group is against the tactics of the National Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, which held an anti-immigration protest last month in Athens. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoChamps Sports

Elvis Presley – Top-Earner of Dead Celebrities – Earned $49 million last year

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Date: October 30th, 2007

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NEW YORK — Elvis Presley is still the King.
Presley, who earned an estimated $49 million in the past 12 months, has reclaimed the No. 1 spot on Forbes.com’s list of Top-Earning Dead Celebrities. He last topped the list in 2005.
Presley died in 1977. His estate continues to generate millions from music royalties, DVDs, licensing deals and tourism at Graceland, the rocker’s mansion in Memphis, Tenn. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoCatherines Plus Sizes

Nutty Grandma Takes Her Own Grandchild On Burglary

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Date: October 30th, 2007

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CANTON TOWNSHIP, Michigan – Police said a Canton Township grandmother broke into a home while she was with her grandchild.
Police said Rebecca Sue Lunsford has been charged with home invasion.
According to police, Lunsford broke into a condominium on Haggerty Road just South of Cherry Hill and stole several items, including DVDs. The 43-year-old Lunsford was pushing her 19-month-old grandson in a stroller at the time of the crime. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoChic Mystique

Son jailed for smothering mother – Said she made fun of him for failed suicide

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Date: October 30th, 2007

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UK – A former RAF serviceman who smothered his 76-year-old mother to death with a pillow has been jailed for four years and eight months.
David Thomson, 49, acted as a carer to mother Elizabeth who regularly mocked him, the High Court in Edinburgh heard.
Thomson waited until she went to bed before holding a pillow over her face, struggling with her until she died. He had made a suicide bid weeks before the killing, but his mother told him he was a failure who could not even kill himself properly. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNational Jean Company

Iowa man recovering after being shot by his own hunting dog

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Date: October 30th, 2007

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DES MOINES, Iowa – A hunter is recovering after he was shot in the leg at close range by his dog, who stepped on his shotgun and tripped the trigger, an official said Tuesday.
James Harris, 37, of Tama, was hit in the calf Saturday, the opening day of pheasant season, said Alan Foster, a spokesman with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
“He had surgery and is doing pretty well,” he said. “He took between 100-120 pellets in about a 4-inch circle to his calf.” Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoLive Aquaria

Adolf Hitler was the victim of uncontrollable flatulence

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Date: October 30th, 2007

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Germany – Guests at the Berghof, Hitler’s private chalet in the Bavarian Alps, must have endured some unpleasant odors in the otherwise healthful mountain air.
It may sound like a Woody Allen scenario, but medical historians are unanimous that Adolf was the victim of uncontrollable flatulence. Spasmodic stomach cramps, constipation and diarrhea, possibly the result of nervous tension, had been Hitler’s curse since childhood and only grew more severe as he aged. As a stressed-out dictator, the agonizing digestive attacks would occur after most meals: Albert Speer recalled that the Führer, ashen-faced, would leap up from the dinner table and disappear to his room. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoGolfballs