Archive for November, 2007

Mafia boss arrested while watching Mafia TV show

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Date: November 30th, 2007

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PALERMO, Italy – Italian police burst into the room of a suspected Mafia mobster in Sicily and arrested him as he watched a television show about the arrest of a Mafia boss, investigators said Friday.
Police said Michele Catalano was watching the concluding chapter late Thursday of the TV mini-series “The Boss of Bosses,” recounting the arrest in 1993 of real-life Cosa Nostra leader Salvatore “Toto” Riina, when he was detained. Full StoryDiscount Magazine Subscriptions - Discount Cigarettes & TobaccoThe Paragon

Pedophile allowed to work in kindergarten – Abuses two children

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Date: November 30th, 2007

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BERLIN, Germany – A convicted pedophile sentenced to do community service in a German kindergarten will return to court next week to face charges of abusing two children there, a regional prosecutor’s office said Thursday.
The man was allowed to work as a janitor at the Evangelical Kindergarten St Petri in Melle, near the northern city of Osnabrueck, because a court worker missed three prior pedophilia convictions on his record, said Alexander Retemeyer, spokesman for the Osnabrueck prosecutor’s office. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoSharper Image

Washington school calendar omits Christmas

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Date: November 30th, 2007

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SPOKANE, Washington – They made a list, but they should have checked it twice. In a December newsletter to the families of elementary school students, Spokane Public Schools’ list of “important dates” didn’t include Christmas.
Hanukkah, Human Rights Day, winter break, the Islamic holy day Eid al-Adha, first day of winter and Kwanzaa all made the list. But no Christmas. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoPersonalization Mall

Paramedic charged with stealing man’s wallet as he died in the ambulance

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Date: November 30th, 2007

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CANTON, Ohio – A Plain Township paramedic who was called to save the life of an ailing 79-year-old man was arraigned Friday on charges he stole the man’s wallet as he died. Robert S. Johnson, 37, of 5277 14th St. SW, faces two counts of felony theft — one charge of stealing a credit card and another for stealing cash, court records say. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutritional Science Labs

Intoxicated girl stopped by police – So agitated she had to be strapped down and fitted with a mask to prevent her from spitting

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Date: November 30th, 2007

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LYNNWOOD, Washington – Police said an intoxicated 15-year-old Seattle girl led them on a wild vehicle chase early Thursday that ended in Lynnwood. The girl reportedly was so agitated she had to be strapped to a gurney and fitted with a mask to prevent her from spitting. “She was an extremely serious threat to the motoring public and it was a good thing she was apprehended. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoMondera

No Drugs, No Booze, busted for DUI – Blood Alcohol 0.00

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Date: November 30th, 2007

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Port Richey, Florida — Joseph Errichiello is trying to walk a straight line but he is having trouble, just like he did when he was arrested for DUI on September 1st.
Errichiello says they asked him if he’d been drinking again and he said no. He says they told him he was under arrest for suspicion of DUI. Despite the fact that Errichiello blew 0.00 on the breathalyzer test and the Florida Highway Patrol confirms he had a 0.00 on the urinalysis the State Attorney’s Office is still prosecuting him for DUI. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoLiz Claiborne

Cousins fought over cheese sandwich – One dead, one charged with murder

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Date: November 30th, 2007

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MANITOWOC, Wisconsin — A fight between cousins over a cheese sandwich at the Manitowoc County Jail left one inmate dead and another charged with murder, according to a criminal complaint filed in the case.
Juan P. Jaimes, 19, died Nov. 18 as a result of injuries sustained in a Nov. 16 fight with his cousin, Miguel C. Gamez, 22, according to authorities.Gamez was charged this week in Manitowoc County Circuit Court with felony murder, and faces up to 27 years in prison if convicted. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoLaptops For Less

Foster Parents’ License Revoked For Religious Practices – Snake-Handling

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Date: November 30th, 2007

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LONDON, Kentucky – A southeastern Kentucky couple who say they refused to agree not to attend snake-handling religious services have sued a foster-care agency after their license was revoked.
The same foster-care agency being sued is the agency that was under fire over the Marcus Fiesel case last year.
Attorney Melissa Dixon wouldn’t say whether her clients have handled snakes before, but she said Jason and Tammy Barrett of Laurel County have never taken their foster children to the services. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoJ C Whitney

Today last day for staffers on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," – Fired

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Date: November 30th, 2007

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New York – Today was the last day for most of the 120 staffers on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” who left with an early Christmas bonus check and no guarantee of a job when the strike ended.
“Do we have a job when the strike ends? That’s what everyone keeps asking,” one former staffer said. “They’ve guaranteed no one a job. They just keep saying, ‘The letter explains it.”
That letter is a notice from NBC’s human resources department that says, “If your services are needed, we will contact you.” Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoHudson Reed

Campaign Office Held Hostage For Nearly 6 Hours With Road Flares

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Date: November 30th, 2007

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New Hampshire – A distraught man wearing what appeared to be a bomb walked into a Hillary Rodham Clinton campaign office Friday and demanded to speak to the candidate during a hostage drama that dragged on for nearly six hours before he peacefully surrendered.
Shortly after releasing the last of at least four hostages, Leeland Eisenberg walked out of the storefront office, put down a homemade bomb-like package and was immediately surrounded by SWAT team with guns drawn. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoCrock-Pot

Police arrest woman they say stabbed her friend – She changed the TV channel

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Date: November 30th, 2007

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Seattle, Washington – Police have arrested a woman they say stabbed her friend because she changed the TV channel.
The suspect and the 66-year-old woman she’s accused of stabbing are neighbors at an assisted living complex in the 3800 block of South Myrtle Street, police spokeswoman Renee Witt said. They were watching TV about 8:15 a.m. Thursday and started arguing after the victim changed the channel to a religious program. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoEasy Comforts

Birdwatcher Who Killed Cat Flees Texas After Someone Shot At Him

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Date: November 30th, 2007

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GALVESTON, Texas — A prominent birdwatcher who went on trial for fatally shooting a cat said he left the state after someone shot at him.
Jim Stevenson, founder of the Galveston Ornithological Society, said he has received death threats since his trial on animal cruelty charges. A judge declared a mistrial in the case earlier this month when the jury failed to reach a verdict.
Stevenson told police that he was standing on his porch Wednesday when someone shot at his head. He said he fell back but was not injured. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoCuban Crafters Cigars

States watch Supreme Court online cigarette case

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Date: November 30th, 2007

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Washington DC – When it comes to restricting cigarette sales in cyberspace, authorities often find their attempts thwarted. Now the US Supreme Court may change one way states like Indiana have tried to fight back.
With hundreds of websites now offering tobacco products online, states don’t want to see their ability to regulate online sales of cigarettes to kids snuffed out.
At issue before the Supreme Court is a Maine law requiring delivery companies verify that the cigarettes are not left in the hands of someone underage. Indiana has a similar law. Full Story

China to stop arresting women for carrying condoms

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Date: November 30th, 2007

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China – Chinese police are to stop arresting women who carry condoms, traditionally seen as evidence of prostitution, in an effort to help curb the spread of AIDS, state press said Friday.
Despite efforts to stop the practice, women in China are still being sent to labour camps for prostitution offences merely because they were carrying condoms when detained by police, the report said, quoting an expert.
“We have investigated many education-through-labour camps and we have found that for those sentenced for prostitution, the sole evidence was that they possessed condoms,” Xinhua quoted the unnamed expert as telling an AIDS conference here. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoCoastal Contacts

Julia Roberts gave chase to paparazzi photographers after spotting them filming her near a school

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Date: November 30th, 2007

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California – The actress raced after the photographers in her Mercedes sports utility vehicle, blasting them with her horn and gesturing the lensmen to pull over, in footage broadcast by syndicated television show “Inside Edition.”
The 40-year-old Oscar-winning star of “Pretty Woman” and “Erin Brockovich” then angrily scolds the photographers for allegedly filming her near a school, ordering them to turn off a video camera filming her.
“Turn it off,” Roberts tells the photographers. “I want to talk to you about the fact that you’re at a school where children go. Turn it off.”
The incident is the latest flashpoint involving celebrities and members of the Los Angeles paparazzi. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoBachelorette