Archive for August, 2008

Doctors Try to Determine Why 11-Month-Old Baby’s Weight Skyrocketed to 62 Pounds

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Date: August 31st, 2008

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South America – South American doctors are trying to find out the reason behind the hefty weight of an 11-month-old baby. The baby weighs 28kgs (nearly 62lbs) – that is the average weight of an eight-year-old in Colombia, where he was born. The baby’s mother, Milena Orosco de Agudelo, says he began to balloon when he was just two months old. “He had some test done and the results show that he has a thyroid malfunction,” said Ms Orosco.
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Close Call For Jimmy Carter In Denver During DNC

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Date: August 31st, 2008

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Denver – A close call for Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Roslyn during last week’s Democratic National Convention. CBS4 Investigator Brian Maass has learned a drunk driver came close to colliding with the former president’s motorcade late last Tuesday night. Carter spoke at the DNC Monday. About 10:30 p.m. Tuesday the president’s vehicle was stopped at a red light downtown. According to police, 31-year-old Amber Voiles was driving on the 1200 block of 17th street when she apparently hit a car in the intersection in front of Carter’s motorcade. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceWine

Messy End For Suspect Trapped In Portable Toilet

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Date: August 31st, 2008

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Florida – It turns out a construction site portable toilet wasn’t the best place to hide from two men who think you tried to break into their truck. Those portable toilets can be so easy to tip over when you’re inside with highly messy results. That’s what the Tampa Police Department said happened to Lorenzo Earl Knight, 22, on Saturday afternoon near International Mall. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceAmerica’s Largest Pet Pharmacy

Life as an Albino in Africa – Witch doctors target albinos

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Date: August 31st, 2008

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Africa – Like most middle-class 14-year-old girls in Tanzania, Joyce Charles enjoys hanging out with her friends, going to school and watching television. But she has albinism, a condition that leaves her without any pigmentation — white skin, bleach-blond hair and pale blue eyes. At least 20 Tanzanians have been murdered this year alone, mutilated for their body parts, which are then sold on the black market by witch doctors. The estimated 170,000 albinos in Tanzania are on edge, feeling as if they are being hunted. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceFig Leaves

Girl’s parents accused of instigating dispute with another female teenager

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Date: August 31st, 2008

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New York – A town couple are free on bond after being charged with crimes involving the encouragement of a fight between their juvenile daughter and another girl, which was videotaped and posted on the Internet. David Onasis Roy, 39, and his wife, Betina Marie Roy, 34, of 142 Rugby St., have each been charged with felony endangerment and misdemeanor disorderly conduct for their roles in the Aug. 14 incident, according to warrants for their arrest. Mrs. Roy also has been charged with misdemeanor assault and battery of the girl her daughter was fighting. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceSoftware Training DVDs

Las Vegas hotels offer topless pools

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Date: August 31st, 2008

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Nevada – Going topless at some of the biggest resorts in Las Vegas is nothing new, but the growing popularity means an increasing number of properties are welcoming women who want an almost-all-over tan. The resorts prefer to call them “European” instead of “topless” pools. Caesars Palace opened the first such venue more than 20 years ago, and its Venus pool still ranks among the more popular places to shed a bikini top. A total of 10 Vegas hotels now offer topless pools. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceFor Your Entertainment

Fed-up neighborhood passes one-dog rule

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Date: August 31st, 2008

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LIMA – Dog lovers beware. A neighborhood in Peru’s capital, Lima, has passed a law prohibiting families living in apartments from having more than one dog. People living in houses are allowed two dogs, while those found with more will be subject to hefty fines. According to an order published in the country’s official gazette on Thursday, residents of Jesus Maria, a middle-class area in Lima, have said there are just too many dogs — and too much barking. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceMedifast Diet

Man tries to cut off arm inside Denny’s restaurant

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Date: August 30th, 2008

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Modesto – A 33-year-old man who tried cutting off his arm inside a busy Denny’s restaurant because he believed it would save his life was arrested Friday night, according to Modesto police. According to Sgt. Brian Findlen, Michael Lasiter, 33, of Modesto had been injecting cocaine in a nearby motel when he thought he had injected air into his veins, which can lead to death. Findlen said the man believed that if he cut off his arm, he could save himself from dying. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceDiscovery Channel Store

Hurricane points at New Orleans – Stay here and you are on your own

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Date: August 30th, 2008

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New Orleans – Police with bullhorns plan to go street to street this weekend with a tough message about getting out ahead of Hurricane Gustav: This time there will be no shelter of last resort. The doors to the Superdome will be locked. Those who stay will be on their own. New forecasts Friday made it increasingly clear that New Orleans will get some kind of hit — direct or indirect — by early next week. That raised the likelihood people would have to flee, and the city suggested a full-scale evacuation call could come as soon as Sunday. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceBoflex

Cell Phone Alarm Blamed for Teen’s Fatal Heart Attack

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Date: August 30th, 2008

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UK – A schoolgirl died from a heart attack triggered by a mobile phone alarm – after medics failed to spot she had a rare condition. Apparently healthy Kasia Ber, 17, collapsed at home just two weeks after teachers took her to a doctor when she suffered palpitations and breathing difficulties. It was later found that Kasia had Long QT syndrome, but it was not discovered at the time despite further tests. Her parents were not told about her visit to the GP after Kasia asked teachers to keep the trip a secret because she did not want to worry them. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceJames Allen

Two Airlines Nearly Collide Over the Caribbean

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Date: August 30th, 2008

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Caribbean – Authorities released on Friday a statement through which they reported that two planes were only a minute far from a collision that endangered hundreds of lives. The risk of the collision happened when one of the airplanes turned away from the other over the Atlantic Ocean this week. The planes involved in the nearly-incident were a Delta Air Lines flight and a Russian passenger jet that were heading toward each other on Thursday. The two airplanes were north of Puerto Rico. The alarms went off and this helped the pilots not to collide. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplacePerfume Worldwide

Six-year-old girl playing hide-and-seek finds abandoned baby

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Date: August 30th, 2008

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New York – Syracuse police continue searching for the mother who abandoned a newborn baby in some bushes along the 1500 block of South Avenue early Thursday evening. A six-year-old girl and her grandmother were playing hide-and-seek near a vacant lot when the little girl made the discovery. She told her grandmother she found a doll. When the grandmother realized the doll was really a baby, police were called. The baby’s umbilical cord was still attached and it’s estimated the baby was less than an hour old. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceBlockbuster – United Kingdom

Remember your loved one – Turn them into a diamond

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Date: August 30th, 2008

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Switzerland – Diamonds really are forever. Algordanza, a small company based in the mountainous southeast of Switzerland, uses the ashes of dead people to make diamonds as a permanent memento for their nearest and dearest. And with prices starting at less than 5,000 euros ($7,488), the jewels are not solely the preserve of the jetset. “Some people find it helpful to go to the cemetery and grieve, and they leave their grief in the cemetery,” said Algordanza Chairman Veit Brimer. “There are some people who, for whatever reason, do not want to have this farewell. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceFog Dog Sports

Altria Sees ’08 US Industry Cigarette Volumes Down 3%-3.5%

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Date: August 30th, 2008

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Altria Group Inc. lowered its outlook on U.S. industrywide cigarette volumes for both this year and in the longer term, citing economic conditions, activity to boost cigarette excise taxes and retailer inventories. During a conference call Thursday, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer David Beran said Philip Morris USA Inc. estimates a long-term annual U.S. industry volume declines of 3% to 3.5%, compared with a March view of annual declines of 2.5% to 3%. Over the last five years, the maker of Marlboro, Virginia Slims and other brand-name cigarettes has seen shipment volume decline by an average of 1.8% a year, less than the overall industry. More… Nutty NewsCigarettes America Front Page News

Deadly Afghan Spider Hitches Ride Home With Soldier – Kills Family Dog

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Date: August 29th, 2008

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UK – A soldier’s family have been scared out of their own home by a dangerous spider who bit their pet dog to death. The Griffiths are fighting the war at home against the giant arachnid, who was unwittingly transported back from Afghanistan in paratrooper Rodney’s luggage. They have already lost their beloved eight-year-old dog, Bella, to the camel spider. The family pet had to be put down after being bitten by the venomous attacker. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceJoffreys Coffee & Tea Company