Archive for January, 2008

Stupid: Man Charged with Possessing Explosive Materials – Was sleeping in a car in a preschool parking lot

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Date: January 30th, 2008

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NEW HAVEN, Connecticut – A New York man was charged with transporting explosive materials after he was found with two improvised explosive devices and other items including a fake mustache, federal authorities said Wednesday.
Yung W. Tang, 38, a citizen of China who lives in Greenwood Lake, N.Y., was charged with transporting explosive materials without a license and possession of an improvised explosive device not registered to him in national records. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News Marketplace

Good Luck: China ‘will stop the rain’ for Olympics

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Date: January 30th, 2008

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China – Chinese weather boffins say they have stopped the rain from falling in experiments aimed at guaranteeing a dry opening ceremony at August’s Olympic Games.
With no roof on the showpiece Bird’s Nest stadium, the Beijing Meteorological Bureau has been charged with developing methods of preventing wet weather spoiling what promises to be a spectacular start to the Games on the evening of August 8. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News Marketplace

Sopranos: James Gandolfini gets heavy with an overzealous fan

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Date: January 30th, 2008

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New York – It seems 10 years of playing mafia boss Tony Soprano has rubbed off on actor James Gandolfini.
The star was caught in an altercation at JFK airport yesterday after being pursued by an overzealous autograph hunter who declared himself a big fan of the actor.
The affection was clearly not mutual, with an irritated Gandolfini grabbing the man by his collar and punching him, claiming he came to close to his girlfriend Deborah Lin. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News Marketplace

Strange: Dog chewed toes as paralyzed owner slept

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Date: January 30th, 2008

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Kentucky – A paralyzed Lexington man was rushed to the hospital Tuesday after he woke to find his dog had chewed off parts of his toes, police said.
The man woke about 9 a.m. at his home on the 1400 block of Bryan Avenue to find that his pit bull pup had “chewed off four tips of his toes,” Lexington police Lt. Mario Russo said.Tim Cantrell, who said he is temporarily staying at Smith’s home, said he saw the blood on his friend’s bed Tuesday morning.
“I realized upon closer inspection that his toes were no longer on his feet,” Cantrell said. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News Marketplace

Weird: Russia’s most famous – and glamorous – female bodyguard killed as her Porsche is carjacked in Moscow

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Date: January 30th, 2008

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Russia – Russia’s most famous female bodyguard Anna Loginova has been killed after failing to prevent her own Porsche being carjacked.
The glamorous 29-year-old died from head injuries after clinging on to the door handle of the Cheyenne and being dragged along the street at high speed as the car screeched away.
“She suffered serious injuries and died at the scene,” said a police spokesman. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News Marketplace

Bizarre: High School Wrestling Coach to Resign Amid Accusations He Bit Player

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Date: January 30th, 2008

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PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania — A high school wrestling coach accused of biting a wrestler in the leg has agreed to resign rather than face possible criminal charges, police said.
Mike Marshall bit the Central Cambria High School wrestler at practice on Jan. 21, Cambria Township police Officer James McGough said.
“The coach was wrestling with him and bit him in the leg, the upper thigh,” McGough said. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News Marketplace

Drug Reaction: Man admits to exposing himself – Blames medicine for restless leg syndrome

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Date: January 30th, 2008

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Rochester, Minnesota – A 52-year-old Rochester man, arrested four days after being released from jail on new charges of exposing himself in public, pleaded guilty to the charges Friday and blamed a prescription drug for his actions. Michael Lynn Shirk-Heath told Olmsted District Judge Robert Birnbaum that at the time of the latest offenses, he was on a drug for restless leg syndrome. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News Marketplace

Overlooked: Illegal immigrants may get rebates on an economic stimulus bill

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Date: January 30th, 2008

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Washington DC – In their bipartisan zeal to quickly cut a deal on an economic stimulus bill, GOP lawmakers overlooked something that will certainly inflame the conservative base – illegal immigrants could receive a tax rebate check from the government.
The text of the House passed bill contains language making “non resident aliens” – illegal immigrants – ineligible for the tax rebates. But every year, hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants use individual taxpayer identification numbers, known as ITINs, to file income tax returns with the IRS. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News Marketplace

Arrested: Mom Who Left 8 Kids Alone to Travel to Africa to Get Married

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Date: January 30th, 2008

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HOUSTON — A mother was behind bars on Wednesday after authorities say she left her six children home alone while she traveled to Africa to marry a man she met on the Internet.
Shanell Monique Mosley, 33, was arrested at a Houston airport when she returned, charged with child endangerment and child abandonment for leaving the children in poor conditions. Two other children who are neighbors were also at the home. Mosley’s children are 1, 7, 8, 9, 15 and 16, Jordan said. The other two children found in the home were 3- and 4-year-olds the family cared for on behalf of a single father who worked, Jordan said. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News Marketplace

I’m Old and I’m Backing UP – Driver kills man who was trying to help her

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Date: January 30th, 2008

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APOLLO BEACH, Florida – Valerie Green took a wrong turn on her to way to vote Tuesday morning, then lost control of her car, killing a man who was trying to help her.
Green, 83, pulled her 1990 Cadillac into a parking lot at the Apollo Beach Golf Club to ask for directions around 11:30 a.m.
Earl Hamm, 80, and his longtime golfing buddy, John Browning, offered to help her get turned around. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News Marketplace

Good News: No lead – Bad News: Chinese dumplings contain insecticide

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Date: January 30th, 2008

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Japan – Ten people have fallen ill in Japan with a girl in a serious condition after eating dumplings from China that contained insecticide, police said today, warning they could press criminal charges. The scare was breaking news shortly before dinner time in Japan, with national television broadcasting a live press conference in which distributor JT Foods said it was recalling the dumplings. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News Marketplace

Rock Fight: Kentucky wants its big rock back

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Date: January 30th, 2008

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Kentucky – When an Ohio historian helped pull a massive sandstone boulder from the bottom of the Ohio River this summer, he didn’t think it would set off a charged dispute between Kentucky and Ohio.
It did.
Rep. Reginald Meeks, D-Louisville, who is a member of Kentucky’s Native American Heritage Commission, is sponsoring a resolution in the Kentucky General Assembly that condemns the rock’s removal and calls for its return to Kentucky.
“Basically, this was a raid,” Meeks said of efforts to extract the rock and take it to Portsmouth, Ohio. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News Marketplace

Massive Traffic Jam: Elderly newly weds take 1,600-mile motor home honeymoon

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Date: January 30th, 2008

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UK – Newlywed Peggy Mason, 84, will start married life firmly in the driving seat… of a £15,000 motor home.
For Peggy and husband James, 93, will spend their honeymoon making a 1,600- mile tour of the UK.
And James reckons it’s a gran idea for Peggy to do all the driving. He admits his new missus – who has had a clean licence for 65 YEARS – reckons he is a “bit slow”. Full Story

Today’s Menu: Human Tongue Accidentally Served Up in Hospital Cafeteria

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Date: January 30th, 2008

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Slovenia – A human tongue has been served up in a hospital canteen’s chicken risotto — and bosses reckon it was accidentally dropped into the food by a doctor.
Slovenian officials are investigating after a doctor complained about a strange piece of meat on his plate.
Ananova.com revealed the doctor insisted it was not chicken and after some intense bickering it was sent away for tests — and found to be part of a human tongue. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News Marketplace

Cigarette News: Chinese Cigarettes to Go Global – Partnership with Philip Morris International

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Date: January 30th, 2008

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China is hoping a partnership with Philip Morris can make it a global player in the tobacco business.
After more than three years of negotiations, the Chinese government has selected three domestic cigarette brands, of the hundreds sold, to market abroad in partnership with Philip Morris International, according to PMI and the Chinese companies involved.
China has more smokers, some 350 million, than the U.S. has people. Full Story