Archive for February, 2009

Teacher who told student to "go back to Africa" may be suspended by state

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Date: February 25th, 2009

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Florida – If a teacher told a black student to go back to Africa, what would be fair punishment? The state Department of Education is recommending a one-year suspension of a teaching certificate in just such a case, involving a Pinellas middle school teacher.
According to this administrative complaint, Mark Krieger reportedly became angry when a student failed to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. Krieger told the student he was in a free country and should respect it, and that if the student didn’t he should go back to Africa, the complaint alleges. More… Discount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceLive Aquaria

Judge’s 70-year-old wife fights off 4 robbers with a sauce pan

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Date: February 25th, 2009

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ELYRIA — The 70-year-old wife of a Lorain County Family Court judge meted out a little domestic justice of her own Tuesday afternoon when she fought off four robbers with her favorite sauce pan.
Ellen Basinski refused to be intimidated by a man and three boys who forced their way into her house on Columbus Street and demanded money.
“One of them picked up my purse and just dumped it out,” she said. More… Discount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceDenise Austin

U.S. Lawmakers travel lavishly on VIP luxury Air Force jets, stay in upscale hotels

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Date: February 25th, 2009

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WASHINGTON – U.S. lawmakers traveled around the globe during Congress’ winter recess on VIP luxury Air Force jets, the U.S. television program Inside Edition says.
Using hidden cameras, a reporter and producer from the syndicated show reported that the members of Congress frequently brought their spouses along on the trips to European destinations, where they stayed in upscale hotels. More… Discount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceMadison Ave Mall

Man stabbed stepfather in dispute over cooking

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Date: February 25th, 2009

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A 30-year-old Elgin man was behind bars Wednesday, charged with stabbing his stepfather 13 times in a dispute over his cooking privileges.
Matthew Mitchell, of the 500 block of Wellington Avenue, has been charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon stemming from the incident Monday night, police said. The stepfather told Mitchell he was not allowed to cook on the stove, sparking an argument that escalated into a physical confrontation, police said. More… Discount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceArtistic Labels

Woman Accused Of Breaking Into Home To Do Laundry

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Date: February 25th, 2009

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MANATEE COUNTY, Florida – A Bradenton woman was charged with felony burglary after she repeatedly broke into a home in her neighborhood to use the clothes washer and dryer in a vacant home, according to an arrest report.
Mary Angela Southwick, 49, was arrested Friday on a burglary charge after she was caught inside a vacant rental home in the 100 block of 17th Street Northwest, the report said. More… Discount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceNetflix

Dentist massaged women’s chests as part of medical treatment

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Date: February 25th, 2009

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Woodland, California – The attorney for a Woodland dentist told jurors that his client massaged women’s chests as part of a medical treatment.
Defense attorney Michael Rothschild told the six-man, six-woman Yolo County jury that Mark Anderson was treating his female clients for temporomandibular disorder, or TMD. The attorney says the condition affects the muscles of the upper body. More… Discount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News Marketplace - Prep Sportswear

Mayor pulls plan for Houston to use taxpayer funds to pay off personal debts for first-time homebuyers – Outrage Nationwide

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Date: February 25th, 2009

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Houston – Mayor Bill White yanked a controversial plan that called for the city to use taxpayer funds to pay off some personal debts for first-time homebuyers, following a flood of outrage and criticism from across the city and beyond. “I don’t think we ought to be in the business of paying off someone’s debt so they can buy a house,” White conceded during an impassioned City Council meeting. “Paying off people’s credit cards is ridiculous.” Many council members expressed “embarrassment” over the idea, which received national media attention. More… Discount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceDiscount Pet Products

Grandmother is most married woman – 23 times

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Date: February 24th, 2009

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UK – Mrs Wolfe, 68, is included in the Guinness Book of World Records for the dubious honour of being wed more times than anyone else alive. She has said that she is “addicted to the romance” of getting married. Born Linda Lou Taylor, the American first married in 1957 aged 16, to a 31-year-old called George Scott. The union lasted for seven years, the longest and happiest of any of her marriages. Since then things have tended to go downhill. More… Discount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceCascio Interstate Music

Infant, 4 Others Shot Along Mardi Gras Parade Route in New Orleans

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Date: February 24th, 2009

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NEW ORLEANS — An infant and at least four other people were shot Tuesday along a parade route packed with Mardi Gras revelers, police said.
Two suspects were in custody and the victims were recovering. The shootings happened near the Garden District about 1:40 p.m. after the last major parade of the celebration, Rex, had ended. More… Discount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceApple iTunes

School Spends $10G a Year to Teach Spanish to Kids Who Speak Spanish

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Date: February 24th, 2009

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California – A middle school in Southern California is spending $10,000 a year to teach Advanced Placement Spanish to 35 of its 650 students — and all but one of them are already fluent in Spanish. Thirty-four of the kids in the AP class are from Mexico or are the children of Mexican immigrants. They all grew up speaking Spanish at home. The program — the only one of its kind in California — has outraged critics. More… Discount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News Marketplace - Duke Diet

Surgeons Use Leeches to Reattach Man’s Hand

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Date: February 24th, 2009

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Australia – Surgeons say it was a miracle that they managed to reattach the hand of a surfer who was mauled by a shark at Sydney’s Bondi Beach.
Thirty-three-year-old Glenn Orgias was attacked by a great white shark while surfing at dusk almost two weeks ago.
He was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital with his hand hanging by a three centimetre piece of skin.
Plastic surgeon Dr Kevin Ho says doctors never expected that they would be able to reattach the hand. More… Discount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceCritics’ Choice Video

State hopes to thwart crocodiles’ homing instinct – Tape magnets to their heads

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Date: February 24th, 2009

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Florida – Magnets taped to the heads of captured crocodiles could keep them from returning to South Florida neighborhoods where they’re not wanted, state wildlife officials said Monday.
State biologists are studying the temporary use of magnets to disrupt the internal navigation of federally and state-protected American crocodiles, which have been spotted most often in neighborhoods of Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. More… Discount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceAnimals911.org

Woman fell to her death while chasing a feather

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Date: February 23rd, 2009

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UK – The walker, who was in her 40s, had been following a coastal footpath when she spotted the bird feather and went to pick it up.
As the wind caught it and blew it close to the edge, she ignored safety warnings and climbed over metal railings lining the cliff top.
She then lost her footing and fell from the rocky outcrop to the beach below at Budleigh Salterton, Devon. More… Discount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News Marketplace1-800-PetMeds

Starbucks sues to shutter Starcups café

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Date: February 23rd, 2009

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Sweden – A Gothenburg-area café owner is confident he will prevail in a naming dispute with US coffee shop giant Starbucks. Arman Najafpour runs the Starcups café in Gothenburg’s Linnéstaden neighbourhood and can’t understand why the American coffee shop chain might have a problem with his café. “Starcups is a totally different thing,” he told the Göteborgs-Posten (GP) newspaper. “I’ve had the name registered here in Sweden and there are certain rules that apply. I’m never going to back down.” More… Discount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceHandango

Obese man had to take U-Haul trailer to get to Court

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Date: February 23rd, 2009

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Auburn, New York – A U-Haul trailer was used to transport an obese Genoa man to Cayuga County Court this morning so he could be arraigned on charges of selling drugs out of his home. Stephen Turo, 56, of 1138 Maple St., says he weighs about 570 pounds. At noon, the truck he was transported in was backed up to the loading dock ramp at the Old Post Office on Genesee Street. More… Discount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceVitamin World