Archive for February, 2010

Tolerant city is fed up with being tolerant

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Date: February 28th, 2010

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sanSAN FRANCISCO – The city’s incoming police chief was shocked to see open drug dealing.  Sacramento’s visiting mayor visiting mayor had his luggage swiped from outside a swank hotel. Residents and storekeepers have been complaining about overbearing transients blocking pedestrians and panhandling with their pit bulls. We are known for having a high level of tolerance, but … the line has to be drawn somewhere.  Full Article

 

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Obama still smoking, could eat better

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Date: February 28th, 2010

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obama1WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama hasn’t kicked the smoking habit, takes anti-inflammatory medication to relieve chronic tendinitis in his left knee and should eat better to lower his cholesterol, his team of doctors concluded after the 48-year-old’s first medical checkup as commander in chief.  Full Article

 

 

 

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Town sells bridge for $1

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Date: February 28th, 2010

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foot1EGELSTON TOWNSHIP, Michigan – An anonymous buyer has purchased a western Michigan pedestrian bridge for $1. The buyer said the bridge is headed to a private residence in Alma, about 80 miles east of Muskegon. The buyer plans to use the bridge to provide access to an island in a private pond.  Full Article

 

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Men charged with shooting at newspaper carriers

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Date: February 28th, 2010

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news1Florida – Two Escambia County men face charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in an incident that ended with three newspaper carriers running from gunfire. Jerry J. Stefani, 49, was charged with three counts of felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Stefani’s neighbor, Douglas Weinberg, 39, faces the same charges.  Full Article

 

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Ministry of Defence will destroy all future UFO reports

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Date: February 28th, 2010

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ufoUK – The Ministry of Defence will destroy all future UFO reports it receives so it does not have to make them public. Britain’s official UFO investigation unit and hotline were closed down at the start of December. Since then reports of strange sights in the skies sent to the MoD have been kept for 30 days before being thrown out.  Full Article

 

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Airline charges $80 extra for an aisle seat

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Date: February 28th, 2010

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virginNew York – David Stewart, a commodities trader in New York, was stunned to learn last week that he would have to pay $80 for an aisle seat he wanted on a Virgin Atlantic flight to London. But ahead of and behind him, an entire section of aisle seats sat empty, apparently because other passengers declined to pay for them. Full Article
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Thieves Rob Store, Leave Child Behind

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Date: February 28th, 2010

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ringsPHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia police say a pair of thieves made off with some expensive jewelry but left behind a 4-year-old boy. Police say a man and woman entered the Platinum and Ice Jewelry store with the child. They asked to see some rings and then grabbed a tray of items valued at more than $100,000 and ran out.  Full Article

 

 

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Member of Parliment Gets a Giant Toilet Home

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Date: February 28th, 2010

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houseKorea – Nothing highlights a social awareness message like a giant Toilet-shaped House. That was the aim of Sim Jae-Duck, a member of the World Toilet Association, when he commissioned the construction of his new home, a gargantuan concrete and glass home that resembled a toilet.  Full Article

 

 

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Pelosi: Sacrifice Your careers for Health Care

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Date: February 28th, 2010

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ramWashington DC – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged her colleagues to back a major overhaul of U.S. health care even if it threatens their political careers, a call to arms that underscores the issue’s massive role in this election year. Lawmakers sometimes must enact policies even if unpopular. Full Article

 

 

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Man makes fake prescription pills to trade for sex

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Date: February 28th, 2010

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pillsDESTIN, Florida – A 68-year-old man was arrested for manufacturing imitation drugs after a witness alleged that the man traded the drugs for sex, according to an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report. He made imitation pills in his bathroom and it took him several tries to make pills that looked legitimate. Full Article

 

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Taxpayers provide free iPods to prisoners

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Date: February 28th, 2010

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ipodUK – Serial killers at Broadmoor Hospital are to be given iPods, it has been revealed. The devices, at taxpayers’ expense, will replace CDs and DVDs, which patients have been breaking to use as weapons against each ­other and staff. Full Article

 

 

 

 

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Brains had spiders crawling over them

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Date: February 28th, 2010

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brainUK – Dozens of frozen brains kept for research melted after a freezer broke down. The organs were preserved at -80C to help scientists understand conditions including mad cow disease, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s. Many of the donated brains were covered in dust, with some specimens lying open with spiders crawling over them.  Full Article

 

 

 

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Man calls 911 more than 200 times

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Date: February 28th, 2010

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nine4AVON PARK, Florida – A man allegedly called 911 more than 200 times in a recent 3-day span. Highlands County sheriff’s deputies said Timothy Todd Lawrence spoke only to female dispatchers, and made sexually explicit remarks to one of them. Full Article

 

 

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Rare woodpecker spotted

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Date: February 28th, 2010

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woodyUK – News that a rare black woodpecker – never seen this side of the North Sea – had been sighted in the Lake District nearly sparked an invasion of birdwatchers. United Utilities has been putting decoy black woodpeckers on electricity poles to stop the native great spotted woodpeckers from damaging them. Full Article

 

 

 

 

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Rat found on aircraft, passengers get off

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Date: February 27th, 2010

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rat1OTTAWA, Canada – An Air Canada spokeswoman said an airplane was taken out of service and 205 passengers left the aircraft at the gate after a rat was found on board. The deplaning of passengers from what would have been Air Canada Flight AC888 came after the rodent was spotted in one of the aircraft’s overhead lockers.  Full Article

 

 

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Taliban blown up by own Bombs

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Date: February 27th, 2010

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bomb1Afghanistan – Up to 20 are thought to have died planting Improvised Explosive Devices. They were racing to plant the IEDs before the Allied offensive Operation Moshtarak. The triggers on the IEDs have become so sensitive the terrorists are accidentally detonating them as they hide them. Full Article

 

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Man calls 911, says he was kidnapped by cops

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Date: February 27th, 2010

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nine3BRIDGETON – A city man reportedly called 9-1-1 from the back of a state police cruiser to say he had been kidnapped by the cops. The man was being given a ride by troopers from the Bridgeton barracks to a relative’s house after police found him intoxicated while investigating a disorderly persons call.  Full Article

 

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Woman throws dog into oncoming traffic

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Date: February 27th, 2010

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grahamCalifornia – A woman angry with her boyfriend flung his puppy into a busy Hawthorne street, where the animal landed atop a passing car and died after rolling under it. The girlfriend lashed out at the dog because she was upset that the boyfriend had told her to stay behind with the puppy while the rest of the family was going to pick up his 12-year-old twin sisters from school. Full Article

 

 

 

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Baby and toddler found bound, gagged

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Date: February 27th, 2010

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scottRIVERSIDE, California – Authorities say a baby and a toddler have found bound, gagged and left on a bedroom floor in Southern California, and the childrens’ father is being investigated for attempted murder and torture in the case.  Full Article

 

 

 

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Cows relax in woman’s home

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Date: February 27th, 2010

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cowArkansas – Latisha Francis came home to find three cows in her farmhouse. Needless to say, the homebound bovines cause “total chaos,” upending furniture, scattering belongings, and generally making a mess of things. Her insurance adjuster told her that the mayhem caused by the cows wouldn’t be covered.  Full Article

 

 

 

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Dirty Job: Smugglers in scuba gear caught in sewer

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Date: February 27th, 2010

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sewerMexico – A person wearing scuba gear apparently tried to sneak two bundles of marijuana across the Mexican border through a sewer system, Border Patrol officials said. Border Patrol agents operating infrared cameras noticed several individuals illegally crossing into the United States near a sewer outlet. Full Article

 

 

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Gatorade drops of Tiger Woods

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Date: February 26th, 2010

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gatoradeNEW YORK – PepsiCo’s Gatorade said that it has ended its business relationship with Tiger Woods. “We no longer see a role for Tiger in our marketing efforts,” a Gatorade spokesman said. PepsiCo’s Gatorade is the third major brand to drop its sponsorship of Woods.  Full Article

 

 

 

 

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Where is Al Gore?

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Date: February 26th, 2010

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alAl Gore won a Nobel Prize and an Oscar for his film, An Inconvenient Truth. But in the last three months, as global warming has gone from a scientific near-certitude to the subject of satire, Gore — the public face of global warming — has been silent on the topic.  Full Article

 

 

 

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Most Unfortunate Names in Britain

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Date: February 26th, 2010

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baby2LONDON – A British parenting Web site said its research uncovered the “Most Unfortunate Names in Britain,” including Barb Dwyer, Justin Case and Stan Still. TheBabyWebsite.com said its online research discovered Britons bearing the names Hazel Nutt, Barry Cade, Chris Cross and Paige Turner, The Daily Telegraph reported.  Full Article

 

 

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Wedding for rapists and goat victim

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Date: February 26th, 2010

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goatMozambique  – Two young men accused of having sex with a goat in central Mozambique were facing criminal charges, and the goat’s owner was demanding they make traditional wedding arrangements, state media said today. The owner was demanding the young men pay him damages and initiate a traditional wedding ceremony by paying “lobolo,” a dowry.  Full Article

 

 

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Horses will have to wear diapers

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Date: February 26th, 2010

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horseIreland – New by-laws in Dublin mean that horses in the city center will have to wear diapers. The carriage drivers will have to attach the so-called dung-catchers to the rear of the horse in a bid to keep areas such as St. Stephen’s Green and the Guinness Store House clean. Full Article

 

 

 

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