Archive for November, 2007

Thousands in Sudan Call for British Teddy Bear Teacher’s Execution

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Date: November 30th, 2007

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KHARTOUM, Sudan — Thousands of Sudanese, many armed with clubs and knives, protested Friday outside the presidential palace in Khartoum, demanding the execution of a British teacher convicted of insulting Islam for allowing her students to name a teddy bear Muhammad.
The protesters streamed out of mosques after Friday sermons, as pick-up trucks with loudspeakers blared messages against Gillian Gibbons, the teacher who was sentenced Thursday to 15 days in prison and deportation. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoBrownstone Studio

Student Facing Battery Charges for Throwing Crayon at Teacher – Mama says he is an angel

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Date: November 29th, 2007

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JACKSONVILLE, Florida – A 14-year-old Florida student on Thursday was facing a third-degree battery charge after throwing a crayon at his teacher, FOX affiliate WAWS reports.
Taewon Little was kicked out of the A. Philip Randolph Academy in Jacksonville and arrested, but his mother said the punishment is too harsh and called her son a model student.
“I felt like they really blew this out of proportion by charging my child with a misdemeanor and taking him to court,” Robyn Little said. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoSoda Club USA

In The News Again – Rodney King Shot in the Face

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Date: November 29th, 2007

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SAN BERNARDINO, California — Rodney King, whose 1991 beating by Los Angeles police led to deadly rioting the next year, was shot on a street corner but his wounds were not believed to be life-threatening, police said Thursday.
King, 42, was hit in the face, arms, back and torso by birdshot fired from a shotgun. He was shot “possibly two or three times from a distance,” then bicycled about 1 1/2 miles back to his home in neighboring Rialto and called local police shortly after 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Rialto police Sgt. Craig Crispin told The Associated Press.
King and others at the home appeared to be drunk and few cooperated with officers by providing information, Rialto police Sgt. Don Lewis told The (Riverside) Press-Enterprise. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoSecret Love Letters & Poems

FBI Seeks Info on Missing Employee of Armored Carrier Facility After $7M Robbery

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Date: November 29th, 2007

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USA – A nationwide manhunt is under way for a missing employee of an armored-carrier facility and his girlfriend after thieves stole more than $7 million dollars from the Ohio company earlier this week.
Roger Lee Dillon, 22, of Youngstown, Ohio, is wanted for questioning by the FBI after not showing up for work at the Liberty, Ohio, after the robbery was committed. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoPetsMart

Air passengers who fancy a pint could soon be enjoying one fresh from the barrel – in mid-air

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Date: November 29th, 2007

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UK – Barrels of beer on the drinks cart is one of the ideas being considered by UK airlines Thomsonfly and First Choice Airlines for their new Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes.
The two carriers, which have recently merged their businesses, will be receiving the first of 23 Dreamliners in 2009.
Other ideas being mooted by the airlines are offering onboard children’s play areas, language lessons and downloadable newspapers. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoPinatas

72-year-old man beats up robber because he wrecked his Christmas decorations – Made him mad

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Date: November 29th, 2007

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WESTBURY, N.Y.—A 72-year-old man fought off a would-be robber who brandished a gun, wrecked his Christmas decorations, and allegedly had been sent by his nephew in search of jewelry and cash, police said.
“I don’t know how I got the power,” said the victim, Reinaldo Herrera. “Jesus, Mary and the wise men all fell to the ground,” Cote said. “I punched him many, many times, (and) he punched me,” the 5-foot-6-inch-tall supermarket worker said. “He got afraid.” Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoPalm Beach Jewelry

Health and safety killjoys force Santa to wear a seatbelt in his 5mph sleigh

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Date: November 29th, 2007

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UK – Santa is being made to belt up – in case he falls off his sleigh whizzing through towns at a top speed of five mph.
Old Saint Nick was nearly banned from riding on his sleigh when new insurance conditions meant he needed to wear a seatbelt.
Luckily a modification to his chariot – in the form of a robust harness – means he can still spread some Christmas cheer. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNew Health

Christmas trees and wreath-making supplies were stolen from a man named Clouse

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Date: November 29th, 2007

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MISSOULA, Montana – Taking holiday decorations from a man named Clouse might get you on the “naughty” list. A Missoula man is charged with felony burglary after Christmas trees and wreath-making supplies were stolen from the Montana Wreaths & Pink Grizzly Christmas Store and found outside the suspect’s house several blocks away.
Michael Allard, 39, is also charged with misdemeanor theft. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoMotorcycle Superstore

No, Not Another Reality Show – Who wants to marry a U.S. citizen

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Date: November 29th, 2007

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LOS ANGELES, California – There’s a new reality TV show, produced by Morusa Media, called “Who wants to marry a U.S. citizen?” that aims at creating marriages between U.S. citizens and immigrants who have temporary visas. The show is already generating mix reaction from some who say the show hurts the immigration process. However, others praise the match-making concept.
“We’re out to prove love knows no borders,” says Adrian Martinez, creator of the show. “Besides, that’s what America is all about — a multi-cultural nation.” Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoLandscape USA

Birthday Party – Brother didn’t come up with the drugs – So birthday boy stabbed him twice in the stomach

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Date: November 29th, 2007

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TAMPA, Florida – Phil Edward Johnson wanted to celebrate his birthday with $20 worth of cocaine, police say. But when his brother didn’t come up with the drugs, a report says, Johnson stabbed him twice in the stomach.
Police arrested Johnson, 54, Tuesday afternoon. He faces one count of attempted first-degree murder.
His brother, John Butler Tyler, told police it was Johnson’s birthday and that Johnson gave him $20 to buy cocaine for them, a police report states. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoInterstate Batteries

High school students arrested, charged with plotting school attack in 2010 – They posted plans on MySpace.com

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Date: November 29th, 2007

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LAGRANGEVILLE, N.Y. – State police arrested three Hudson Valley high school students Wednesday and charged them with plotting to attack their school on the 11th anniversary of the Columbine attacks. The arrests followed an investigation of a threat described on the online social networking site, MySpace.com. Police said the students posted messages and photos describing an attack planned for April 20, 2010, at Arlington High School in LaGrangeville, about 65 miles north of New York City. Troopers arrested Patrick Quigley, 16, and Joseph Saia, 16, of Poughquag, and a 15-year-old from Hopewell Junction whose name was withheld because of his age. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoGood Times Entertainment

Kroger Closes Store For Losing Money – Civil rights leaders calling for boycot of Kroger for not keeping the store open

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Date: November 29th, 2007

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DAYTON, Ohio – Clergy, civil rights and community leaders on Dayton’s west side are so upset about losing a local supermarket that they’re calling for a boycott of Kroger.
Reverend Jerome McCorry says if Kroger doesn’t appreciate his dollar, he’ll take it somewhere else. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoGift Baskets

Half of immigrants in Texas are there illegally

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Date: November 29th, 2007

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WASHINGTON — Half of the nearly 3.5 million immigrants living in Texas are in the country illegally, the Center for Immigration Studies says in a report being released today.
Based on the latest Census Bureau data, the report said Texas has one of the fastest-growing immigrant populations of any state. It said that 50 percent of the state’s foreign-born population — slightly more than 1.7 million people — are illegal immigrants. Only Arizona at 65 percent, North Carolina at 58 percent and Georgia at 53 percent had a higher proportion of illegal immigrants in their immigrant populations. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoFood Saver

Teen Jehovah’s Witness Leukemia Patient Dies After Refusing Blood Transfusion

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Date: November 29th, 2007

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MOUNT VERNON, Washington – A few hours after a Mount Vernon judge ruled that a 14-year-old Jehovah’s Witness sick with leukemia had the right to refuse a blood transfusion, even though that refusal might kill him, the boy died in a Seattle hospital.
Dennis Lindberg of Mount Vernon died shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday in his bed at Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, the boy’s biological father, Dennis Lindberg Sr., told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoFrontline Phonics

Live In Boyfriend, Who Mother Met On The Internet, Beat to Death ‘Baby Grace’ for Not Saying ‘Please,’ ‘Yes, Sir’

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Date: November 29th, 2007

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HOUSTON — The stepfather of a 2-year-old girl lost control and beat her to death because she wouldn’t say “please” and “yes sir,” an attorney for the girl’s mother said Wednesday.
A body found last month in Galveston Bay is believed to be that of the little girl, Riley Ann Sawyers, though DNA tests are pending. Her mother, Kimberly Dawn Trenor, and stepfather, Royce Clyde Zeigler II, were arrested Saturday. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoCollectors’ Choice Music