Archive for October, 2007

Teens Could Face Murder Charges After Throwing Metal Tent Pole at Father’s Head

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Date: October 30th, 2007

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AUGUSTA, Georgia – Two teens could face murder charges after one of them threw a metal tent pole at their father’s head, fatally injuring him.
Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten says 39-year-old Tony Powell Sr. of Augusta died Monday at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Powell had been undergoing treatment there since the Oct. 23 incident.
Sheriff’s Investigator Tom Johnson says the 15- and 16-year-old sons got into a confrontation with Powell over his drinking and drug use. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoFine Stationery

Killer Hurricanes May Someday Be Controlled With Soot

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Date: October 30th, 2007

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Boston MA – Two scientists think they may have found a way to weaken, slow down and even change the direction of hurricanes.
If it works, the method could be used to divert powerful storms from hitting large cities — but could also create its own maelstrom of problems.
Using computer simulations, Boston-area researchers Moshe Alamaro and Ross N. Hoffman hypothesize that a large amount of soot or pulverized black rubber dumped into a hurricane’s eye would quickly disperse around the storm’s chilly upper layer. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoDrs. Foster & Smith Pet Supplies

Three priests set up failed business – $8.6m missing from church coffers

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Date: October 30th, 2007

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Florida – TWO Irish priests accused of misappropriating millions from a Florida church had formed a mortgage company with another priest called Shag Inc. Fr John Skehan (80), originally from Johnstown, Kilkenny, and Fr Francis Guinan (64), originally from Birr, Co Offaly, are accused in relation to $8.6m missing from church coffers. The two men are accused of using offertory dollars to keep girlfriends, take gambling excursions and foreign holidays, and buy property. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoDog Toys

Bad News For Squirrels – Safe to eat squirrels again in New Jersey

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Date: October 30th, 2007

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TRENTON NJ – You may now resume eating the squirrels.
In January, the Garden State warned hunters and residents near a toxic waste dump in Ringwood in North Jersey to limit their consumption of squirrel after the feds thought they found lead in a dead squirrel. Officials now say it was a false alarm.
The Environmental Protection Agency said a blender used to process the squirrel’s tissue samples was defective. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoAmazon Books

Pirates Hijack Ship – Dozens of Crew Members Aboard

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Date: October 30th, 2007

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NAIROBI, Kenya – Pirates in Somalia hijacked a cargo ship with dozens of foreign crew members reportedly on board, officials said Tuesday.
The attackers seized the ship late Monday in the waters off the war-battered capital, Mogadishu, said Paddy Ankunda, a Somalia spokesman for the African Union, which has peacekeepers at the city’s port.
A cargo trader who works at the port said the ship was from South Korea, with 43 foreign crew members on board. Full StoryUPDATEDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & Tobacco1-800 CONTACTS

With approval rating at an all time low – Congress is going to reward themselves by not working on Fridays from now on

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Date: October 29th, 2007

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Washington DC – Democrats Plan a Shorter Workweek. – Shortly after winning a majority last year, Democrats triumphantly declared that they would put Congress back to work, promising an “end to the two-day workweek.” And indeed, the House has clocked more time in Washington this year than in any other session since 1995, when Republicans, newly in control, sought to make a similar point.
But 10 months into the session, with their legislative agenda often in gridlock with the Bush administration and a big election year looming, the Democrats are now planning a lighter schedule when the 110th Congress begins its second year in mid-January.
The House majority leader, Representative Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland, told fellow Democrats this week that the House would not be in session next year on Fridays, except in June for work on appropriations bills. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoBooks-A-Million

Man Saves Woman Stuck in Train Doors – Fined For Causing Delay of the Train

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Date: October 29th, 2007

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Belgium – A Belgian man has been fined €60 for delaying a commuter train after he helped a woman from being crushed that was stuck between the doors. “I apparently could have caused a delay and that is not permitted,” said Daniël Dewulf.
He added, “The train arrived right on time in Bruges in any event. The conductor did not see my point that I may have saved the woman’s life as a mitigating circumstance. Result: 60-euro fine.” Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoLighting By Gregory

Girls soccer coach suspended after he moons 14-year-old girls

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Date: October 29th, 2007

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San Francisco, California – A youth soccer coach went to the middle of a sports field in Windsor after a contentious match and pulled down his pants, exposing his buttocks to his opponents – a team of 14 and 15-year-old girls, authorities said today.
Several of the girls and their parents were offended by the action on Saturday and immediately called police, who plan to ask Sonoma County prosecutors to file misdemeanor indecent exposure charges against the coach from Petaluma, Windsor police Sgt. Steve Brown said. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoPuritan’s Pride

Halloween zombie mistaken for murder victim – Police called

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Date: October 29th, 2007

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BERLIN, Germany – Passengers on a German train mistook a Halloween reveller dressed up as a gore-covered zombie for a murder victim and called the police.
The 24-year-old man fell into a drunken slumber on his way home from a Halloween party in Hamburg, police in the northern town of Bad Segeberg said on Monday.
Believing his hands and face were smeared with blood, passengers alerted police after getting no response from him. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoWayside Gardens

Scientists discover the longest-lived animal ever – And immediately kill it

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Date: October 29th, 2007

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Iceland – A clam that lived on the seabed in the frigid waters off Iceland’s north coast has been hailed as the longest-lived animal ever discovered.
The mollusc, which is thought to have lurked beneath the waves until at least the age of 405, would have been a juvenile when Galileo picked up his first telescope, Hamlet was first staged and the gunpowder plot failed to blow up King James I. The Arctica islandica clam was plucked from 80m-deep water by researchers at Bangor University in Wales, who were dredging the north Iceland shelf for the creatures. By studying their shells, the scientists hope to learn how the marine environment has changed in recent centuries. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoFragrance Net

Town Shares Win – Owner of gas station wins lottery and cuts the price of gas in half

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Date: October 29th, 2007

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Canada – After learning he won $11 million in Saturday night’s Lotto 6-49, a gas station owner in Fort Smith, N.W.T., shared his new-found fortune by giving town residents a surprise break on gas. Barkley and Ann Heron travel to Edmonton on Monday to collect their share of Saturday’s $22-million jackpot. Around 10:30 p.m. MT Saturday, as soon as 46-year-old Barkley Heron learned he was one of two winners of the $22-million jackpot in the Lotto 6-49 draw, he cut the price of gas at his service station from $1.15 a litre to 50 cents a litre. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoCamping World

Nutty Statement of the Day: Schwarzenegger says marijuana not a drug – It’s a leaf

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Date: October 29th, 2007

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LONDON – California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says marijuana is not a drug, a British magazine reported Monday. But his spokesman said the governor was joking. Schwarzenegger told the British edition of GQ magazine that he had not taken drugs, even though the former bodybuilder and Hollywood star has acknowledged using marijuana in the 1970s and was shown smoking a joint in the 1977 documentary “Pumping Iron.” “That is not a drug. It’s a leaf,” Schwarzenegger told GQ. “My drug was pumping iron, trust me.” Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoMontgomery Ward Kids

Suspected Killer Escapes Texas Jail by Stealing Identity

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Date: October 29th, 2007

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas – A slaying suspect escaped from a county jail by assuming the identity of another inmate and was on the loose for more than six hours before authorities realized he was gone, officials said. He was still at large Monday morning. The man who escaped, David Sauceda, 27, walked out of jail early Sunday morning when he gave the name, address, Social Security number, birth date and system ID number of his cellmate, Michael Garcia, according to the sheriff’s department. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoGo To Meeting

Hot dog eating contest – Man ate 103 small hamburgers in 8 minutes

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Date: October 29th, 2007

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – A competitive eater who has already triumphed at a famous hot dog eating contest swallowed 103 small hamburgers in 8 minutes Sunday to take home $10,000. Joey Chestnut, 23, of San Jose, Calif., surpassed the previous record of 97 Krystal burgers — 2 1/2 inches square — held by Japan’s Takeru Kobayashi, set at last year’s Krystal Square Off. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoDavid’s Cookies

Japan’s growing number of suicide pacts among strangers

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Date: October 29th, 2007

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Japan – Four bodies were found in a car filled with carbon monoxide in what was suspected to be Japan’s latest group suicide, police said today.
A group of woodcutters found the bodies inside the vehicle parked on a small path on a hillside deep in the forests of Tochigi prefecture northeast of Tokyo, a police spokesman said. Police believe it was a group suicide. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoCingular Wireless