Archive for June, 2010

Woman blames vampire for car crash

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Date: June 30th, 2010

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vampireFRUITA, Colorado – If a Western Slope woman is to be believed, vampires may be lurking in Colorado’s Grand Valley. The woman claims she spotted a vampire in the middle of a dirt road near Fruita, Colo. Sunday night. She told Colorado State Troopers she was startled by the undead being, threw her SUV into reverse, and crashed into a canal.  Full Article

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Rodent droppings, roaches found in airline food

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Date: June 30th, 2010

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roachUSA – Not only do airlines charge you for it, it’s infested with roaches and mice droppings, according to a report by USA Today. The newspaper reports that the major facilities that prepare airline food had numerous health and sanitation violations. Among them: improper temperatures, use of unclean equipments, poor hygiene by employees, cockroaches, flies, mice (including their nesting materials) and inadequate pest control.  Full Article

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Ban for being drunk while operating a mobility scooter

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Date: June 30th, 2010

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wheel1UK – A disabled man has been banned from driving for three years after being caught drink driving on his mobility scooter. David Gorman admitted driving while almost three times the drink-drive limit on his electric scooter along a pavement in Pinhoe Road, Exeter. The scooter has a top speed of 8mph. The ban means he now has to get around on a manual wheelchair.  Full Article

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Couple gave marijuana bong to their 13-month-old son

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Date: June 30th, 2010

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bong1Grapevine, Texas – The parents of a 13-month-old Texas boy are facing felony endangerment charges after the child’s father allegedly put a marijuana bong on the toddler’s lips. The bong was seized by cops after they received a tip that Julio Garcia was smoking marijuana in the Grapevine apartment he shares with Brenda Duran, the boy’s 19-year-old mother. A witness told cops that after Garcia–who turned 20 Monday–took several hits from the bong, he placed his son’s mouth on the glass device.  Full Article

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Brothers Selling Oil Spill Souvenirs

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Date: June 30th, 2010

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bottleFlorida – Jeffrey and David Shiffman have turned their bathroom into a pseudo chemistry lab. The two brothers from Ft. Lauderdale are trying to support relief efforts in the Gulf, by bottling and selling “Oil Spill Water.” “Some people are like, ‘who really wants that?’” said Jeffrey Shiffman. “Well, we don’t really know who wants it.” But they’re about to find out. A two ounce bottle goes for $9.99 on oilspillwater.com. It’s real oil and real ocean water, just not from the Gulf. It’s a “simulation” of the spill.  Full Article

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Missing Teen Found Alive After 3 Weeks

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Date: June 30th, 2010

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abigailNew London, Ohio – An Ohio teenager who disappeared more than three weeks ago has been found alive by police. Abigail “Abbi” Obermiller, 17, of Huron County, Ohio, had last been seen around midnight on June 7 inside her grandmother’s home, approximately 10 miles from her parents’ residence in Norwalk. She reportedly had been staying in an apartment that was rented by her boyfriend, 20-year-old Robert “Bobby” Young, three weeks ago in New London, Ohio.  Full Article

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School Won’t Let Students Recite Pledge of Allegiance

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Date: June 30th, 2010

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pledge-of-allegianceMassachusetts – When Sean Harrington entered his freshman year at Arlington High School, he noticed something peculiar: There were no American flags in the classrooms, and no one recited the Pledge of Allegiance. So Harrington enlisted the aid of his fellow students, and now, three years later, they have succeeded in getting flags installed in the classrooms. But the pledge still will not be recited. Educators are concerned that it would be hard to find teachers willing to recite it.  Full Article

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Who Are You Going to Kill Today?

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Date: June 30th, 2010

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kill1California – A California congressman known for edgy sarcasm mocked an opponent of illegal immigration during a town hall meeting last week, asking, “Who are you going to kill today?” before the constituent, a self-identified Minuteman, posed his question. Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif., no stranger to controversy, mocked the idea that the borders are not secure when asked about the federal government’s lack of activity on border security.  Full Article  Video

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Flying car gets go-ahead from FAA

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Date: June 29th, 2010

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car2Washington DC – The Terrafugia Transition, a light aircraft that can convert into a road-legal automobile, is to go into production after being given a special weight exemption by the US Federal Aviation Administration. The Transition was designed as a “light sport” aircraft, the smallest kind of private aeroplane under FAA classification, with a maximum weight of 1,320lb. But the manufacturers found it impossible to fit the safety features – airbags, crumple zones and roll cage, for instance – that are required for road vehicles into that weight.  Full Article

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Man saves woman’s life after train severs her legs

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Date: June 29th, 2010

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trainCanada – A man with no medical training managed to save a young woman’s life when both her legs were severed by a train and he managed to tie the protruding arteries of her legs into knots. The woman was reportedly  with her boyfriend as they jumped onto a slow-moving freight train near Jonquière, northeast of Quebec City. The 20-year-old woman lost her footing and fell under the wheels. Local jeweller Roger Saulnier saw two stumps gushing blood.  Full Article

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Protestors oppose plans for Michael Jackson statue

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Date: June 29th, 2010

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michael-jacksonPRAGUE – Thousands of Czechs are protesting plans to place a Michael Jackson statue in Prague. A group of fans plans to erect a 6-foot column with a bronze bust of the King of Pop in Letna Park, where Jackson held a concert in 1996. They want to unveil it Aug. 29 to mark Jackson’s 52nd birthday.  Full Article

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‘Melrose Place’ Actress Charged in Fatal Car Accident

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Date: June 29th, 2010

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amyPrinceton, New Jersey – Former “Melrose Place” actress Amy Locane-Bovenizer was charged in a drunk driving accident that killed a New Jersey woman. Locane-Bovenizer, who played Sandy Louise Harling on “Melrose Place,” was driving a 2007 Chevy Tahoe when she slammed into the passenger side of a vehicle, instantly killing noted art historian Helene Seeman, 60, authorities said.  Prior to the fatal crash, Locane-Bovenizer, 39, rear-ended another vehicle at an intersection a few miles away, before driving off.  Full Article

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Woman found unconscious after huffing dust remover

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Date: June 29th, 2010

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mckeeverFlorida – A 27-year-old Naples woman is facing a misdemeanor charge after police say they found her unconscious in a puddle of her own vomit after huffing dust remover. Elizabeth Ann Mckeever was charged with inhalation of harmful chemicals. Jeffery Mark Korbel, 41, said he found her slumped in a chair with her eyes closed and a can of dust remover in her hand. When Korbel nudged her shoulder, he said Mckeever turned her head and squirted dust remover in her mouth.  Full Article

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Store Sells American Flag With 61 Stars

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Date: June 29th, 2010

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dollarDallas, Texas – One Texas man couldn’t believe what he saw on the American flag he purchased at a Dollar Tree store in Dallas: 11 extra stars emblazoned on Old Glory. “You can kind of see the stars are all crooked, and if you count them, they’re actually 61 stars,” Tim Childress told WFAA.com. Childress said he went back to the store where he bought the flag and sent an e-mail message to the marketing company in Virginia that made it hoping they might address the error.  Full Article

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Mexican singer killed after denying his murder

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Date: June 28th, 2010

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sergio-vegaMexico – Mexican singer Sergio Vega has been shot dead only hours after he had denied reports he had been murdered. The 40-year-old singer, known as El Shaka, told a website he had increased security measures after a number of Mexican musicians were killed. Musicians performing narcocorridos, songs celebrating the lives of drug barons, often become the targets of rival drug gangs.  Full Article

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Fertility Center Fined for Giving Patient Wrong Embryos

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Date: June 28th, 2010

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centerConnecticut – A woman who sought help from a prominent Connecticut fertility center last year received embryos, but they belonged to another woman with the same last name. A lab technician only checked the last name on the container with the embryos and pulled the wrong ones from frozen storage. Procedure is to check the medical record number and last four digits of the Social Security number. That patient who received the embryos was informed of the error within an hour and decided to take the “morning after” pill to prevent the pregnancy.  Full Article

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Ku Klux Klan Senator Dead at 92

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Date: June 28th, 2010

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byrdCHARLESTON, West Virginia – Robert Carlyle Byrd, the longest-serving member of Congress in United States history, who spent much of his career as a conservative Democrat and ended it by fiercely opposing the war in Iraq and questioning the state’s powerful coal industry, died Monday. He was 92.  Byrd’s political career was also dogged by his early membership in the Ku Klux Klan, which he said he joined mostly because of its anti-communist position and the political connections he could make there. But in a 1945 letter to a segregationist U.S. senator, Byrd wrote that he would never fight in the armed forces alongside blacks, and said he never wanted to “see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels.”  Full Article

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Justices extend gun owner rights nationwide

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Date: June 28th, 2010

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gun2WASHINGTON DC – The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Constitution’s “right to keep and bear arms” applies nationwide as a restraint on the ability of the federal, state and local governments to substantially limit its reach. In doing so, the justices, by a narrow 5-4 margin, signaled that less severe restrictions could survive legal challenges. Justice Samuel Alito, writing for the court, said the Second Amendment right “applies equally to the federal government and the states.”  Full Article

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Lost cockatiel is back home – maybe

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Date: June 28th, 2010

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popCOLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio owners of a missing cockatiel who created a Web site and posted 4,000 signs looking for the bird say they’ve found it 10 miles from home — they think. Ed and Laurie Ward of Columbus are “95 to 98 percent sure” the bird is their pet Popcorn, missing for a month, but are awaiting confirmation by Popcorn’s trademark “dance” beside the family’s microwave oven.  Full Article

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Trapped drunk driver opens another beer

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Date: June 27th, 2010

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beer1New Zealand – Paul Nigel Sneddon, 47, pleaded guilty to careless driving and drunken driving after being nearly three times over the legal alcohol limit in a district court in the city of Palmerston North, the Dominion Post newspaper reported. Police found Sneddon, a former baker, trapped in his overturned Ford Laser, drinking a can of beer after he failed to take a corner properly and crashed through a wooden barrier, flipping his vehicle.  Full Article

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Countries clash in egg throwing contest

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Date: June 27th, 2010

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eggUK – Teams from across the world are competing in an egg throwing competition being hosted by a village in Lincolnshire for the fifth time. The championships are being held at Swaton near Sleaford where the German and English egg throwing rivalry is expected to attract the most attention. Other events include the egg relay and the egg trebuchet challenge.  Full Article

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EU to ban selling eggs by the dozen

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Date: June 26th, 2010

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eggsUK – British shoppers are to be banned from buying eggs by the dozen under new regulations approved by the European Parliament. For the first time, eggs and ­other products such as oranges and bread rolls will be sold by weight instead of by the number contained in a packet. Until now, Britain has been exempt from EU regulations that forbid the selling of goods by number. But last week MEPs voted to end Britain’s deal despite objections from UK members.  Full Article

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Power shut off to home, woman dies

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Date: June 26th, 2010

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oxygenSALEM, New Hampshire – A woman on oxygen died days after power was shut off to her New Hampshire home this week. Officials believe the 53-year-old woman’s oxygen tank was off for about an hour, as it stopped working when power was cut. Paramedics were able to revive the woman, but she died three days later. On the front door of the woman’s house, there’s a red sign that indicates there’s no smoking at the house because an oxygen tank was in use.   Full Article

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Census Bureau managers created bogus questionnaires

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Date: June 26th, 2010

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census1New York – Two Census bureau managers from a Brooklyn field office were fired after their bosses found they faked household surveys to meet deadlines, the Daily News learned. Instead of pounding the pavement and knocking on doors, the corner-cutting people-counters mined the phone book and Internet to make up answers to questionnaires. Now, at least 10,000 surveys need to be done or redone, officials said.  Full Article

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Tennis star Victor Hanescu spits on crowd

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Date: June 26th, 2010

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victor-hanescuUK – A tennis player who spat at spectators at Wimbledon has escaped a lifetime ban from the All England Club. Romanian Victor Hanescu was instead fined a total of 15,000 US dollars by All England Club chiefs for unsportsmanlike conduct and ‘not using best efforts’ after walking out on his third round clash on Court 18. Video footage showed the Romanian reacting angrily to comments and jeers from the crowd before quitting his match against German Daniel Brands.  Full Article

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Cops ordered to escort cop-killer’s funeral procession

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Date: June 26th, 2010

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dallasDallas – A cop-killer who is the son of the Dallas police chief continued to stir deep emotions as he headed to his grave. An apparent last-minute decision by a deputy police chief to provide assistance during part of David Brown Jr.’s funeral procession angered some police associations. David Brown Jr., who killed Lancaster police Officer Craig Shaw and an innocent bystander before being shot by other officers, was buried in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery in Dallas.  Full Article

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Bar owner charged in food critic’s beating

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Date: June 26th, 2010

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barnes1New York – A bar owner with a history of legal scrapes was charged with hiring a man to beat up the food critic for a newspaper that has reported on the restaurateur’s checkered past. Timothy Rankins, 41, is accused of having associates assault Steve Barnes (Pictured), the Albany Times Union’s food writer, as he left a restaurant with a friend. Barnes, who occasionally wrote about Rankins’ restaurants, had posted on the newspaper’s website that he would be dining there that night.  Full Article

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Spending $300 at strip club, makes up robbery

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Date: June 26th, 2010

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stripMANATEE COUNTY - He was three sheets to the wind and $300 lighter in the pocket after a beer-soaked night at a strip club. And then, the out-of-town visitor realized that his wife may have some questions about where his paycheck went – so authorities say the 27-year-old Winter Park man flagged down a police officer and said he was robbed at gunpoint.  Full Article

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6-Year-Old Girl Placed on ‘No Fly’ List

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Date: June 26th, 2010

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noOhio – An Ohio family recently learned their 6-year-old daughter was on the Department of Homeland Security’s ‘no fly’ list. Alyssa Thomas, 6, was traveling with her parents when a ticket agent notified the family she was on the list of restricted fliers. When the family tried to clear up the issue with Homeland Security, they received a letter notifying them that it could not be changed.  Full Article

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Man jumps out of tour boat ‘to swim with gators’

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Date: June 26th, 2010

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boatFlorida – A 37-year-old Tallahassee man was charged with disorderly conduct at Wakulla Springs State Park after jumping out of a tour boat to “swim with the alligators”, according to Wakulla County Sheriff David Harvey. Eric Ross told Deputy Nick Boutwell that he intentionally jumped off the tour boat because he observed an alligator in the water and wanted to fulfill a lifelong fear/fantasy of swimming with a gator.  Full Article

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