Archive for August, 2008

What scandal? John Edwards hikes speaking fee to $65,000

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Date: August 29th, 2008

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Illinois – Just weeks after former presidential candidate John Edwards admitted cheating on his wife, he’s not shying away from public speaking engagements — and his fee has gone up, his agent says. Edwards is due to speak at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Oct. 14. The agent for the former North Carolina senator has told the university student group organizing the event that Edwards is looking to add to his speaking calendar and that he’s charging more, said university spokeswoman Robin Kaler. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceBooksfree

Man Gets 18 Months for Killing Family Cat

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Date: August 29th, 2008

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Indiana – A man was sentenced to 18 months in prison after admitting he forced his 7-year-old daughter to kill the family cat by holding a knife in her hand and making her stab the pet. “I am extremely sorry for what I did,” Danield J. Collins said during his sentencing Thursday. “Everything is my responsibility.” Collins, 39, pleaded guilty to a felony count of animal cruelty and two felony counts of neglect of a dependent. In exchange, prosecutors dropped three other felony charges. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceMountain Gear

Church evicts elderly to make room for low income unwed mothers – Move out in 30 days

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Date: August 29th, 2008

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Venice – The Venice Diocese acknowledged Thursday that it is the buyer in a real estate deal forcing the relocation of several elderly and disabled residents from a small downtown apartment complex. The diocese is acquiring the eight-unit property at 500 W. Venice Ave. to expand housing for low-income mothers with infants, it said in a prepared statement. Earlier, the church had refused to confirm that it was buying the property. Residents had received letters on Aug. 6 informing them they had 30 days to move because the buyer of the property wanted it vacant before closing. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceGreat Skin

Man decides to surf on the roof of a moving motor home – Dead

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Date: August 29th, 2008

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Wisconsin – A man has died from injuries he suffered after falling from the roof of a moving motor home in Superior.
Police say two men were riding on top of the motor home and four people were inside early Friday. One man fell from the roof, over the hood and was run over by the vehicle. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceDavid’s Cookies

Finger Found In Oxtail From Meat Store

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Date: August 29th, 2008

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Tampa – A Tampa family at home eating oxtail for dinner made a surprising discovery, their lawyer said – part of a human finger. Connie Edwards noticed gristle on one of the pieces and peeled it off. “She took a fork and peeled it off to see what it was,” said her lawyer, Thomas Parnell. “It looked like the end of a finger. The first joint down to the whole nail and everything. … They quit eating, yes.” Parnell said he thinks it was part of a middle finger. More… Update… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceBachelorette

I am Guyanese? – Thousands of residents have had their nationality mistakenly changed to Guyanese

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Date: August 29th, 2008

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UK – About 3,000 people were sent documents telling them they had been recorded as being from Guyana, in South America, on an updated electoral roll. South Cambridgeshire District Council said the nationality of those affected was on the current roll as “unknown”. It said new software would not allow them to remain without a nationality, but the software has now been updated. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceChildren’s Christian Videos

Jury convicts mom in microwaved-baby case

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Date: August 29th, 2008

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Ohio – A mother was convicted Friday of killing her month-old daughter by burning her in a microwave oven, with jurors rejecting a defense attorney’s claims there was evidence that someone else was responsible. China Arnold, 28, showed no reaction when the jury’s verdict was announced and then lowered her head, looking down at the defense table. Relatives in the courtroom cried and covered their faces with their hands. They later left the courthouse without commenting. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & Tobacco - Nutty News MarketplacePrisoner Pen Pal

Elderly Florida Man Killed by Fire Ants After Tropical Storm Fay

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Date: August 29th, 2008

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Florida – According to authorities in a regional hospital, Robert Cuningham was killed by an allergic reaction. He died Tuesday night of anaphylactic shock. Health officials say Cuningham was walking his dog this week in front of his home in the community of Chuluota when he stepped into a fire ant mound. The ants attacked him, and he went into shock a short time later. Anaphylactic shock can occur as an allergic reaction to the venom of certain insects, animals, medicines, or even food stuffs. In the most severe form of this allergic reaction, it can kill. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceReebok

12 Decapitated Bodies Found in Mexico – Heads Still Missing

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Date: August 29th, 2008

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Mexico – Mexican authorities found 12 decapitated bodies on the Yucatan Peninsula Thursday, but have yet to find the heads, AFP reported. Photos of the crime scene showed 11 headless corpses stacked on top of one another in a field outside the city of Merida, the capital of Yucatan state. Some of the bodies had tattoos and were jumbled amid blankets and tarps. One was completely naked, while the others wore denim clothing, AFP reported. A twelfth body was found in a town called Buctzotz, 45 miles northeast of Merida. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceHickory Farms

State Fair Attraction: Live Neutering

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Date: August 29th, 2008

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Michigan – There’s something a bit different at the Miracle of Life Exhibit this year at the Michigan State Fair: Live spaying and neutering. In an effort to control the pet population and educate the public on the benefits of spaying and neutering, live surgeries will be performed in a mobile surgical unit called the ‘Healthy Pet Surgical Suite.’ Veterinarians will spay and neuter adoptable cats and dogs from the Michigan Humane Society, while the crowd views the procedure through a large window into the surgical tent. They can also view it close up on two television monitors. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceSuper Warehouse

New cigarette tax bill ’100 times worse than first bill’

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Date: August 29th, 2008

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ALBANY, N.Y. – The ongoing sovereignty battle over untaxed cigarette sales on tribal land heated up again recently when the New York state legislature passed a bill intended to enforce the collection of state sales taxes on tobacco products sold to non-Indians in Indian country. But if S. 8146-B, which the Senate passed Aug. 8 during a special legislative session, provoked an outcry of opposition from the nations – and it did – a newly introduced bill that was drafted with the help of tobacco giant Philip Morris USA is likely to draw even more fire. S. 8146-B, which has not yet been signed into law by Gov. David Paterson, would prohibit tobacco companies from selling cigarettes without tax stamps to any wholesaler who had not provided certification, under penalty of perjury, to both the state and the tobacco companies saying that the cigarettes would not be resold untaxed in violation of the state tax law. State legislators have tried for years to force the nations to collect state taxes on products sold to non-Indians. Tribal members are not required to pay taxes on cigarettes they purchase from tribal retailers; and the tribal nations say that, as sovereign entities, they are not required to act as tax collectors for the state. Non-Indian purchasers are obligated to pay the tax, according to state law. More… Nutty NewsCigarettes America Front Page News

Angry telemarketer calls man back – Unleashed tirade of verbal abuse for hanging up on him

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Date: August 29th, 2008

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Texas – Randall Whited got quite a surprise when he recently hung up on a telemarketer. The telemarketer called the Austin, Texas resident back and unleashed a tirade of verbal abuse. “If you don’t want to get contacted if somebody wins, then don’t put your name in it. That was just such a girl thing to do. Wimp,” the telemarketer yelled. “I just couldn’t believe that, that would be tolerated in the work place. The message was pretty offensive to me,” Whited said. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceCutter and Buck

Man faces a 12-year prison sentence and $24,000 in fines for barking dogs

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Date: August 29th, 2008

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Gwinnett County – If all goes well Friday, Randy DeCarlo will have a howling welcome home from more than two dozen of his furry, four-legged friends. Then again, he may wind up with a 12-year prison sentence and $24,000 in fines. A Gwinnett County Recorder’s Court judge will hear arguments Friday morning about how many of the 25 beagles and basset hounds can be kept in DeCarlo’s home in Lilburn. The judge also will decide whether the hound rescuer ought to be punished for what Gwinnett County Animal Control officers call nuisance barking. DeCarlo faces 24 citations for violating the noise ordinance. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceNational Jean Company

Orchestra Faked 2000 Olympics Performance

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Date: August 29th, 2008

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SYDNEY, Australia — China isn’t the only country to fake a musical performance during an Olympic opening ceremony. It turns out that Australia knows a thing about miming music, too. Eight years after Sydney hosted what was dubbed “the best Olympic Games ever,” officials with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra acknowledged their stirring performance at the 2000 opening ceremony was entirely prerecorded. And perhaps even more cringe-inducing for Sydneysiders: some of the music was recorded by the orchestra of Sydney’s rival city, Melbourne. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceArizona Mail Order

More than 40 percent of New Orleans adults lack the literacy skills to read basic government forms

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Date: August 28th, 2008

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New Orleans – Marsha Williams had always hesitated when mail arrived from the government. After Hurricane Katrina, she began to fear the letters. One warned that her apartment building could be shut down because of unrepaired storm damage. There were legal notices and forms. What did they all mean? At age 51, Williams was embarrassed she could not read much more than her own name and address. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceDiabetic Living Diet