Friday, November 19, 2004

Afghanistan, vibe awards and kids that need offed

Nov 19 2004
TWO schoolboys playing with aerosol cans and a cigarette lighter set themselves alight.
They were in a screaming panic as people dashed to put out the flames in the playground after school hours.
The 13-year-old pupils at Stonelaw High School in Rutherglen, near Glasgow, were taken to hospital with neck, face and head burns.
Workers at Stonelaw Community Centre called for paramedics and tried to comfort the pair until help arrived.
One employee said: 'One of the boys was in a really bad way and the staff were really shaken up by what had happened.
'It was a very nasty incident.' The boys were taken to Glasgow's Victoria Infirmary and released after treatment for burns on Monday night.
Fire Brigade community safety co-ordinator Steven McKee said yesterday: 'The boys could easily have lost their eyesight or even been killed.
'It is really disappointing this happened in a community centre with other people present.'
The sports centre is operated by South Lanarkshire Leisure Ltd, on behalf of the council.

proving that no matter what the rest of the world does, scottish kids arent ahead of american kids in education. rule number one ....dont light a joint with a lighter and an aerosol can.

UN: Afghan opium cultivation reaches record high
BRUSSELS - Afghanistan's opium cultivation jumped 64 percent to a record 324,000 acres this year and drug exports now account for more than 60 percent of the economy, the United Nations drugs office said Thursday.
"This year Afghanistan has established a double record -- the highest drug cultivation in the country's history, and the largest in the world," Antonio Maria Costa, executive director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, told a news briefing.
Opium, the raw material for heroin, was grown in all Afghanistan's 32 provinces this year. Ten percent of the population, or 2.3 million people, helped farm it because grinding poverty made it more attractive than other crops.
"Cultivation has spread ... making narcotics the main engine of economic growth and the strongest bond among previously quarrelsome peoples," Costa said. "Valued at $2.8 billion, the opium economy is now equivalent to over 60 percent of Afghanistan's 2003 gross domestic product."
"The fear that Afghanistan might degenerate into a narco-state is slowly becoming a reality as corruption in the public sector, the die-hard ambition of local warlords, and the complicity of local investors are becoming a factor in Afghan life," he said.
While the area under cultivation soared, it was still less than three percent of the country's arable land, the UN said in a report posted on its Web Site,
But heroin production rose just 17 percent to 4,200 tons, below the 1999 record of 4,600 tons under the radical Islamic Taliban regime, due to bad weather and an insect infestation.
The massive 1999 crop and another large harvest in 2000 led to a stock-build which forced prices down, leading the Taliban to all but eliminate opium production in 2001.
Prices leapt from $28 per kilo at the farm gate in Afghanistan in 2000 to $301 a year later.
The U.N put the 2004 price in Afghanistan at $92 per kilo.

well who would have guessed this. i think i learned these facts in grade school. in defense ofd afghanistan once all of our sand boxes are filled what else is this country going to export. i cannot believe in this day and age that there are still warlords. why didnt bush clean this place up totally before attacking iraq. i'm so disgusted i'm going to go shoot up right now.
Sale of 'suicide book' criticised
Teenager Sarah Cherry read the book before committing suicideA coroner is asking the online retailer Amazon to stop selling a book about suicide after the death of a 19-year-old Lancashire woman.
Preston coroner Howard McCann made the appeal after the death of Sarah Cherry, from Penwortham, who killed herself after reading it, an inquest was told.
"I was shocked that such a book should be readily available," said Mr McCann.
But Amazon said removing the book because its message was "repugnant" amounted to censorship.
A spokesman for the company said: "Our goal is to support freedom of expression and to provide customers with the broadest selection possible so they can find, discover, and buy any title they might be seeking.
Not promoted
"We leave it up to our customers to decide what they wish to read.
"While we do not censor items from our web site, does not promote these kinds of titles.
"If a title is banned we would of course immediately remove it from the website."
Mr McCann said the book would provoke more complaints if it were displayed elsewhere.
"I would strongly suspect that if you were to see this book on display, let's say in high street retailer, there would be objections from the majority of members of the public that such a book should be on display and indeed sold," he said.

who says kids dont read these days
Attorney: Rapper sought in Vibe Awards fight to surrender
LOS ANGELES The rapper known as Young Buck, wanted in connection with a stabbing at the Vibe Awards, is getting ready to turn himself in.New York attorney Scott Leemon says in a statement that Young Buck will "surrender in the near future and then be released on bail." Santa Monica, California, police confirm they're in negotiations with Leemon.
Buck, whose real name is David Darnell Brown, is suspected of stabbing a man who had just punched rap artist Dr. Dre in the face Monday night at the Vibe Awards. The program was being taped in a Santa Monica Airport hangar.
Investigators also want to identify two other men seen holding knives in a videotape of the incident.
Police have been unable to interview stabbing victim Jimmy James Johnson, who suffered a collapsed lung.

i really dont want to stereotype but i dont think this would happen during the country music awards. cant you ever get a bunch of rappers together and not have someone stabbed or shot. why dont they put a metal detector on the red carpet. what a bunch of ignorant thugs
Boy, 12, Allegedly Raped By Male Classmate At School
Encounter Started With Dispute Over Ball
PHILADELPHIA -- An outraged mother says that her 12-year-old son was raped by an 11-year-old classmate at John B. Stetson Middle School on Allegheny Avenue in Philadelphia.
The 11-year-old has been charged with involuntary deviate sexual behavior.
The 12-year-old said it all started with a fight over a ball on Tuesday. Minutes later, the boy claimed, he was being sexually attacked.
The victim's father, Max Rivera, told NBC that he is sick to his stomach over the attack.
"It hurts me. He raped my son, he raped me, too," said Damaris Rivera.
The parents of the victim said the two boys got into a dispute over a ball in the fourth floor bathroom of the school. The 11-year-old male student then chased the 12-year-old inside the third-floor fire escape and sexually assaulted him.
"The boy was choking him, threatening him, and then made him get down on the ground and pulled down his pants -- over a handball," said Max Rivera.

quick get these kids right over to the vibe awards. no one is going to stab anyone else when he's working the crank. what ever happened to a punch in the mouth. the 11 year old should just be taken out back and shot. when i was 11 that thought would have never entered my mind. i wouldnt have gone near someone who said it went through their head.
Timberlake and Diaz's romance 'on the rocks'November 18, 2004, 1:37:56
Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz's romance is reportedly on the rocks.
Sources even claim their relationship problems may have something to do with Cameron's recent scuffle with a paparazzi photographer who tried to take pictures of them.
A friend told America's Us Weekly magazine: "Justin just had his second acting role, and he doesn't need bad press. This is what happened with ex-girlfriend Britney Spears - she was becoming a liability. He's not going to let Cameron's behaviour reflect on his career."
The source added that the recent fracas - which has resulted in legal action - "may push Timberlake to finally end their 17-month relationship."

just proving that no matter how pretty a woman is somewhere i guy is glad their gone. i always wanted to refer to any woman as a liability. how cool is that. i thought that cameron diaz was higher than justin timberlake on the entertainment food chain. oh well, i must applaud justin for turning such a minimal amout of talent into a sex life that i'm jealous of.
Updated Nov. 18, 2004, 10:32 a.m. ET
Teen girls accused of serving poisoned cake that sent 12 students to hospital
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Two 13-year-old middle-school girls were held on assault charges Wednesday after being accused of serving poisoned cake to about a dozen students who became ill and went to a hospital.
Lawyers for the two seventh graders said the cake was a prank, and that they had no intention to harm anyone. Lab tests showed the icing on the cornbread cake contained an expired prescription drug, bleach, clay and tabasco sauce.
"They took it into the cafeteria at lunch time and began passing it out to students, just whoever would take a piece," said Jay Dillon, spokesman for the Cobb County School District in suburban Atlanta.
Some of the students started vomiting after eating the cake Tuesday, officials said. Eleven students, mostly seventh graders, were treated at a hospital and released, Dillon said.

look girls if you want to make the big leagues just rape the people your mad at like they do in philly. poisoned cake huh, would you want to be the teacher that gave them bad grades. now you know how martha stewart got started. i can guarantee that a neighbor will be interviewed and refer to them as such nice girls. they should also be taken out back and shot. what the fuck are people thinking these days.

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