Archive for October, 2009

Michael Jackson’s Doctor Unable to Pay Child Support

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Date: October 31st, 2009

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dr2LAS VEGAS – The doctor being investigated in Michael Jackson’s death told a court he can’t afford to pay $13,000 in child support and other debts because he was forced to close his medical practice after physical threats against him and his staff. A family court in Las Vegas set a Nov. 16 hearing to consider a recommendation that Dr. Conrad Murray be arrested for not appearing in court this month to explain the unpaid support. Murray’s lawyer Chris Aaron objected, saying in court documents the 56-year-old doctor didn’t receive notice of the hearing.  More…

 

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Drunken man rams stolen lawnmower into bus

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Date: October 31st, 2009

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martinFlorida – Middle school students on a bus got the giggles. But the man they were laughing at failed to see the humor – or the bus, apparently. Ron Martin, 29, was arrested on a charge of drunken driving after authorities and witnesses say he rammed a riding lawmower into the back of the stopped school bus. The crash caused the mower to tip, Martin and his riding companion to fall off, and the kids who witnessed it all to commence chuckling. The students’ reaction prompted an enraged Martin to mount an unsuccessful attempt to board the bus.  More…

 

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Man bites into family jewels

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Date: October 31st, 2009

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cakeSANFATUCCHIO, Italy – A Romanian caregiver to the elderly woman living in the Italian village of Sanfatucchio baked “a special cake” to take to relatives, and put it in the refrigerator until she was ready to go, Italian news agency ANSA reported. The hungry son of the old woman came in and opened the fridge. Seeing the cake, he proceeded to slice off a huge piece only to find a yummy filling of bracelets, necklaces, earrings and other jewels belonging to his mother. The caregiver lost her job.  More…

 

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Nature Guide Killed by Stampeding Elephant

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Date: October 31st, 2009

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elephantTanzania – Former army officer Anton Turner, 38, was helping with the filming of an episode of the CBBC series Serious Explorers in Tanzania yesterday when the attack happened. The program was tracing the footsteps of the explorer David Livingstone. A BBC spokeswoman said: “We understand at this stage that he was charged by an elephant and was mortally injured.” A doctor was travelling with the expedition and treated Mr Turner at the scene, but it was understood he died shortly after the incident.    More…

 

Calorie counts for Big Macs, vending machines

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Date: October 31st, 2009

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ham1Washington DC – Democrats want you to know that your McDonald’s Angus Burger meal has about 1,500 calories — before you buy and burp. Buried deep in the House health care bill is a provision requiring fast-food chains and vending machine owners to notify customers of calorie counts — by conspicuously posting nutritional information on menus or machines. A vending machine operator shall provide a sign in close proximity to each article of food or the selection button that includes similar data.  More…

 

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Robot Marketed to Be Grandma’s New Helper

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Date: October 31st, 2009

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irobotIt has suction cups instead of hands, two sets of tank-tracks instead of feet, and is strong enough to carry an adult up a steep flight of stairs. Meet your grandmother’s new live-in helper: a robot built by an American company that has already pioneered robot vacuum cleaners and robot bomb-diffusers – 2,000 of which are on duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. The robots will be able to dispense pills, act as stair-climbing wheelchairs, monitor vital signs, provide live video monitoring, and call for an ambulance in case of an emergency.  More…

 

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Man claims with governor’s campaign arrested

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Date: October 31st, 2009

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eastNew Jersey – A man who identified himself as an official with New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine’s re-election campaign was arrested last night after cops found found ecstasy tablets wrapped and ready to be sold in his car, police said. Jason Shih, 25, was pulled over by East Rutherford cops because he was talking on his cell phone. The man who identified himself as an official with New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine’s re-election campaign was arrested. A Corzine spokeswoman said that the campaign doesn’t know who he is.  More…

 

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Gator gets loose after show and tell

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Date: October 31st, 2009

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showPANAMA CITY BEACH, Florida – A Florida Fish and Wildlife officer’s attempt to use a 5-foot live alligator during show and tell at Breakfast Point Academy ended with the critter on the loose in the woods near Pier Park. The officer, Dave Brady, captured the animal in the wild and then brought the gator, with tape around its mouth, to his daughter’s class. Officers routinely bring alligators and other animals to classrooms for show and tell.  More…

 

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Security guards to protect hedgehogs from bonfire

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Date: October 31st, 2009

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hedgehogsUK – Security guards armed with torches and chicken wire are keeping 24-hour watch to stop hedgehogs hiding in a bonfire at one of the country’s largest fireworks displays. The tactic at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern, Worcestershire, is part of a campaign to raise awareness of the danger bonfires pose to hedgehogs. More…

 

 

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Kids Found Working in Fruit Grower’s Fields

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Date: October 31st, 2009

Category: Nutty News

adkinGRAND RAPIDS, Michigan – Wal-Mart and two other top retailers said they are suspending business with a large southwestern Michigan blueberry grower after investigators found children as young as 6 working in the grower’s fields. Wal-Mart, Kroger and Meijer said pending further information, they have stopped buying products from Adkin Blue Ribbon Blueberry Co. near South Haven. Adkin general manager Tony Marr said the company has a strictly enforced written policy prohibiting young children from working in its fields.  More…

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Woman Slits Husband’s Throat For Making Her Eat Pork

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Date: October 30th, 2009

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woman2NEW YORK – A devout Muslim woman told police she slashed her husband’s neck with a kitchen knife as he slept because he forced her to eat pork, wear short skirts and drink alcohol in violation of her religious beliefs. Rabia Sarwar, 37, pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and was freed on $25,000 bail.  “He made me do so many things that are against Islam,” she wrote in a statement to police. “I did all that just to make him happy but inside me there was a war.”   More…

 

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Firefighters rescue man with finger stuck in gas tank

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Date: October 30th, 2009

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fingerMichigan – A Saginaw man stuck his finger where he shouldn’t have. Lucky for him, help wasn’t far away. Victor Harris was pouring a fuel additive into his Lincoln Navigator at 7-Eleven when a piece of paper fell into the gas tank, said Ken Santa, St. Mary’s of Michigan hospital spokesman. Harris tried to fish the paper out but his index finger became stuck in the gas tank. Patrons summoned Saginaw firefighters, and after four hours, crews cut out a 4-foot section of the gas pipe, Santa said.  More…

 

 

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Juvenile sex offenders attending schools

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Date: October 30th, 2009

Category: Nutty News

offenderEL PASO, Texas – Most sex offenders cannot live near a school or work with children, but the rules don’t apply to all. A number of juvenile sex offenders are already inside schools. “As far as students we don’t have many in the school districts,” said Tony Ruvalcaba, an officer with the El Paso Police Department’s Sex Offender Unit. “The law does require them to register in the schools,” Ruvalcaba said. But a sex offender in their child’s classroom is one too many for some parents.  More…

 

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Southwest kicks mom, cranky kid off flight

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Date: October 30th, 2009

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southwestSAN JOSE, California – Kids will be kids, but one cranky 2-year-old was acting too much his age for a Southwest Airlines flight crew who kicked him off a plane getting ready to leave for San Jose. Pamela Root says she was confident her son Adam’s screams of “Go! Plane! Go!” and “I want Daddy!” would subside once the plane took off in Amarillo, Texas. But she says the plane taxied back to the gate and the pair was escorted off.  More…

 

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Navy ship fires on Polish port

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Date: October 30th, 2009

Category: Nutty News

uss-ramageWashington DC – A crew member aboard a U.S. Navy ship accidentally fired a machine gun into the Polish port city of Gdynia while cleaning the weapon, Navy officials said. Three rounds were fired from an M240 machine gun into the town but no injuries or damage were reported. The gun, aboard the USS Ramage, a Navy destroyer, is used to defend the ship in close combat. Navy officials said a crew member was cleaning the weapon when it accidentally discharged.  More…

 

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Deceptive Swine Flu Propaganda Blitz

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Date: October 30th, 2009

Category: Nutty News

flu2President Obama and his top health officials are engaging in a major public relations effort to divert attention away from whether its swine flu vaccine is effective and safe – to whether there is enough of it to go around. And the media, as always, is cooperating fully. Increasing numbers of scientists and doctors are issuing harsh criticisms of the Government’s plan to vaccinate (forcibly if necessary) virtually the entire U.S. population with what they claim is a poorly tested vaccine that is not only ineffective against swine flu, but could cripple and even kill many more people than it helps.  More…

 

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Octuplet mom to dress as pregnant nun for Halloween

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Date: October 30th, 2009

Category: Nutty News

nadya-sulemanCalifornia – Nadya Suleman, the La Habra resident of in-vitro-octuplet-birthing fame, has found herself back in the news today – both for her pregnant nun Halloween costume and for reports that she may be dating fellow baby-making celeb Jon Gosselin. In photos by Splash, a celebrity news and photo agency, Suleman appears wearing a pregnant nun costume surrounded by her 14 children dressed as small, red demons for Halloween.  More…

 

 

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Strange happenings at coroner’s office

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Date: October 30th, 2009

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funeralWAUKEGAN, Illinois – Workers at an Illinois coroner’s office said unexplained sounds and other strange happenings began when a body was left in a cooler for months. Robert Barrett, senior deputy coroner with the Lake County Coroner’s office, said workers began hearing strange knocking sounds and glimpsing figures walking around the autopsy room after the body of a woman who died in a nursing home was inadvertently left in a cooler for several months before she was identified.  More…

 

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CBS Says Obama Is Fudging Stimulus Jobs Numbers

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Date: October 30th, 2009

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cbsWhen Katie Couric and the folks at CBS start doubting what the Administration says about how effective February’s economic stimulus package was, you know President Obama is in trouble. Consider that on CBS “Evening News,” Chip Reid began a segment with the following startling statement about a jobs report card to be released by the White House: Well, Katie, that report is going to claim that the stimulus has already created or saved hundreds of thousands of jobs, but if the administration`s first effort at counting stimulus jobs is any guide, tomorrow`s numbers could be hard to believe.  More…

 

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NAACP Calls Halloween Display Disturbing

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Date: October 30th, 2009

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naacpFrederick, Maryland – The mayor of Frederick, Md., says a controversial Halloween display featuring three faceless dummies hanging from a willow tree will remain at a city park, despite complaints from the NAACP. Guy Djoken, president of Frederick County’s NAACP chapter, has called on Mayor Jeff Holtzinger to order parks officials to remove the display, which he calls “disturbing.” The dummies, clad in jeans and stuffed shirts, hang in Baker Park from ropes affixed to their torsos up to 30 feet in the air - creating a sight that some say reminds them of lynchings while others describe it as a harmless holiday display. Update: The Maryland mayor has bowed to pressure from the local NAACP and taken down the Halloween display  More…

 

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Beehive Causes Condo to Burn Down

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Date: October 30th, 2009

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hairKISSIMMEE, Florida – A beehive and flammable liquid may be to blame for a massive condominium fire that left dozens of people homeless. According to fire officials, an anonymous caller told them two residents wanted to get rid of a beehive hanging off the second floor of the building. They first sprayed the beehive with hairspray and lit it on fire. The two residents then put out the flames using a fire extinguisher and left after thinking the fire was out. Eventually the entire building went up in flames.  More…

 

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Gore Vidal calls Roman Polanski child rape victim a hooker

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Date: October 30th, 2009

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goreAuthor Gore Vidal says he refuses to feel any sympathy for Roman Polanski’s rape victim, whom he dubs a “hooker.” In an interview with The Atlantic, the controversial 83-year-old author of such books as “Myra Breckinridge” and “1876” says of the director’s sex scandal, “I really don’t give a (expletive). Look am I going to sit and weep every time a young hooker feels as though she’s being taken advantage of?” The young woman to whom he is referring is Samantha Geimer, who was a 13-year-old aspiring model in 1977 when she was allegedly drugged and raped by Polanski.   More…

 

$1.2 billion awarded to firms on watchdog’s list

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Date: October 30th, 2009

Category: Nutty News

americanWashington DC – President Obama and members of Congress told federal agencies earlier this year to avoid awarding funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to contractors with troubled histories of work for the federal government. But that isn’t happening at numerous agencies. So far, 33 federal departments and agencies have awarded more than $1.2 billion in stimulus contracts to at least 30 companies that are ranked by one watchdog group as among the most egregious offenders of state and federal laws. Government records show that as a group, these contractors have sold defective products, manufactured safety tests, submitted false travel claims and padded contracts with fraudulent fees.  More…

 

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Dozens in Congress Under Ethics Scrutiny

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Date: October 30th, 2009

Category: Nutty News

john1WASHINGTON DC – Nearly half the members of a House panel in control of Pentagon spending are under scrutiny by ethics investigators in Congress. Investigations by two separate ethics offices include an examination of Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa.,chairman of the appropriations subcommittee on defense, and six other lawmakers and their relationships with an influential lobbying firm. The inquiry involves lawmakers who steered appropriations to clients of a now-defunct lobbying firm and received campaign contributions from the firm and its clients.  More…

 

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Woman kicks man’s testicle into his abdomen

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Date: October 29th, 2009

Category: Nutty News

cityLangley, Canada – Anthony Clark was walking along 200th Avenue in the Brookswood area of Langley when he passed his assailant on the sidewalk. “I was looking down and then I took a passing glance and saw her walk up to me,” he said. That’s when the young woman inexplicably kicked him in the groin hard enough to send one of his testicles into his abdomen. Clark wasn’t aware of the severity of his injury until later that night when he “noticed something was missing.”  More…

 

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Worried pilot asks passengers to pray

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Date: October 29th, 2009

Category: Nutty News

iranTEHRAN, Iran – A worried Iranian airline pilot asked passengers to start praying after his plane was hit by a technical glitch highlighting once again the notorious record of Tehran’s aircraft. The Aseman Airlines Boeing plane had taken off from Tehran airport after a six-hour delay, but had to return following a technical fault. “The plane took off at 0015 in the morning and had to land back in Tehran after 45 minutes. The pilot told the passengers the plane is facing a technical problem and has to return. So please pray.  More…

 

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