Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Witnesses: Pet Deer Runs Amok Through Restaurant

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Witnesses eating lunch Sunday at TJ's Deli in Winston-Salem were startled when they said a woman walking a pet deer on a leash lost control of the animal, causing it to break through a window and run amok through the restaurant's dining room.
"I thought maybe a customer had fallen over," employee Richard Fogg said of the loud crash the deer made when it broke through the window. "I looked up and a deer had come through the window."
Witnesses in the parking lot said a woman had the deer on a leash, when a crowd that gathered to look spooked the animal, causing it run toward the building.
"It pretty much ran over me," Fogg said.
Store employees tried to shoo the dear toward the restaurant's back door, while patrons stood on tables to avoid the fracas.
The deer, which witnesses described as a 120 to 140-pound doe, finally ran through the kitchen and out the back door.
No one was injured in the melee, and there's no word on why the woman had the deer or if charges would be filed against her.
"We might add deer jerky (to the menu)," Fogg said laughing.

this woman should be punched in the face almost continuously. who, in their right mind, has a pet deer? they are wild animals. this woman couldnt be more of an attention whore if she tried....

No Go In Jell-o Wrestling Lawsuit Against NYU

NEW YORK -- There's no room for this Jell-o wrestling lawsuit.
A Manhattan judge has thrown out $1 million suit against New York University by a former student who claimed he broke his hip at a Jell-o wrestling dorm party.
Avram Wisnia was an NYU junior in 2004 when he and his dorm mates organized a party called "Beach Bash." While horsing around a kiddie pool filled with gelatin, Wisnia was pushed and shattered his hip, his lawsuit said.
Wisnia's 2005 lawsuit blamed NYU for allowing the event and for having the school's food service provide the gelatin. But Manhattan Justice Carol Robinson Edmead ruled that Wisnia knew what he was doing.
NYU spokesman John Beckman said "This case broke the mold but in the end justice was served sweetly."

gotta blame someone, right? why not blame your drunken self. oh, that wont get you any money? too bad asshole.......

btw, hows the limp.............

Condom man hits the beach

man dressed up as a giant condom costume gives out smaller condoms to beach goers, during a summer campaign by the Chilean Corporation of the Prevention of AIDS, on Vina Del Mar beach in Chile on Sunday.

OK, hands up if you can honestly say that you've never spent a lazy Sunday strolling about the beach dressed as a massive penis. Anybody? Anybody? Thought not.

UK women get bra price equality

Forty years after feminists threatened to burn their bras, British women have won another battle in the fight for equality. Asda, Britain's second-biggest food retailer and owned by US giant Wal-Mart, says it will no longer charge women more for bigger bras in its George fashion range. "We're putting an end once and for all to one of the last prejudices - that of the bigger-busted woman," said brand director Fiona Lambert in a statement. "From now on, all bras at George will be exactly the same price from A cup through to F cup."

i just want everyone to know that i worked hard to end discrimination against large-breasted women. i'm having a meeting at my house on saturday at 8. all large breasted woman are encouraged to attend......

No extra jail time for man involved in jail rampage

A man sentenced late last month to more than four years in prison for causing the Nickerson police chief to crash his car while transporting the man to jail won't get any extra time for a nude rampage through the jail that evening.Reno County District Judge Tim Chambers followed a plea agreement Monday in sentencing Justin Phinney to 32 months in prison for a count of battery on a jail officer, stemming from the January 2007 incident. Chambers, however, ordered the sentence to run concurrently with a 50-month sentence for aggravated battery in the same case.A jury last October convicted Phinney, 29, of aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer for somehow managing to reach his legs over the backseat of a patrol car driven by Nickerson Police Chief Larry Eckhoff and lock them in the steering wheel, causing the chief to crash into a snow bank along K-96.The jury was deadlocked, however, on multiple counts of battery on a law enforcement officer for an incident in the jail following Phinney's arrest. Phinney entered a no contest plea last month to a single count, and the others were dismissed.

i think this can only be thought of as a relief to all of us who were considering a nude rampage through the jail............

Man Shot While Moving Into Girlfriend's House

SAN ANTONIO -- A man moving into his girlfriend’s home Monday evening will have to wait a bit longer before settling in his new residence.
The unidentified man was allegedly shot by the woman’s ex-husband, who police said went to the scene on the 3700 block of Crossette Road and brandished a pistol.
“The boyfriend was moving in, the ex-husband moving out, they got into a confrontation when they happened to run across each other,” San Antonio police Sgt. Mark Hubbard said. “At that time, the ex-husband pulled a weapon, firing one shot and striking the boyfriend in the abdomen."

this seems like a timing problem more than anything. couldnt this boyfriend wait one day to move in? he had to do that day? maybe he deserved to be shot......

Holocaust-themed Rio Carnival float causes strain

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A Carnival float with a pile of model dead bodies commemorating the Holocaust is causing unease before the lavish parades in Rio de Janeiro this weekend.
The Viradouro samba organization, or school, plans to feature the grim display when it marches in the Sambadrome parade strip on Sunday, despite objections from a local Jewish group.
"Really, it makes no sense addressing this theme with drums and dancing girls," said Sergio Niskier, president of the Israelite Federation in Rio de Janeiro state, referring to the slaughter of Jews by Nazi Germany in World War Two.
"There are still survivors of that horror who have the marks of that tragedy on their skin," he said.
Rio's Carnival is famed for the parades by samba schools with glitzy floats and costumes and street parties where costumed revelers drink and dance all night.
The elaborately decorated floats are a key part of each samba school's presentation, along with thousands of dancers and drummers led by near naked Carnival queens.
Viradouro insisted its Holocaust float is not meant to offend anyone.
"The float is extremely respectful, it's a warning, it's something shocking that we don't want to happen ever again," said Paulo Barros, Viradouro's artistic director.
Viradouro's parade theme is "Shockers" and it includes floats depicting the shock of birth, the shock of horror and the shock of cold.
Barrossaid the Holocaust float would be the only one without dancers on top.
"If we had people dancing on top of dead bodies that would indeed be disrespectful," he told Reuters.
Traditionally, the use of religious references causes last-minute problems for samba schools. In the past, the Roman Catholic Church has barred floats with figures of Christ and the Virgin Mary and samba schools had to cover or modify them.

are you kidding me? this is rio....during carnival. more titties ...less dead bodies. thats always been my motto.......

Jury Hears Testimony About British Teen Who Filmed Herself Trying to Kill Parents

A British girl tried to kill her parents — and filmed her murder attempt — according to testimony presented to a jury on Tuesday, the Daily Mail reported.
The girl, then 15, allegedly tried to strangle her mother in the living room of the family's house in St. Neots, about 57 miles northwest of London, while she was working on the computer.
She also is accused of planning to stab her father with a pair of scissors once he realized what was going on, according to the Mail.
The girl, who is 16, has pleaded not guilty to two counts of attempted murder.
The video shot on Feb. 24 was shown to a jury at Cambridge Crown Court, the newspaper reported.
In it, the girl is sitting in a silk nightgown in her bedroom talking about what she's going to do to her parents. The tape then cuts to the scene downstairs in the living room, where the teen's mother is seen at the computer.
The girl approaches her mother from behind and wraps a cord around her neck, pulling it tight, according to the paper.
Her mother at first thinks she's joking and then protests, "You are strangling me" when her daughter doesn't stop.
Her father, who at the time had been watching rugby on television, manages to avoid a jab from the scissors when he rushes over to help, the Mail reported.
The video was shown on the first day of the trial, which is expected to last through the week.

wow , thanks for wrappint this up and putting a bow on it. the d.a. wants to thank you for this gift. for christs sake put down the camera and do it right.............

Customs officers seize hundreds of headless rats destined for London restaurants

Customs officers have seized hundreds of headless rats which were being smuggled to London So African diners could crunch into their bones and flesh.
Hundreds of rat corpses - which had been smoked to improve their flavour - were found at Tilbury Docks, in London.
The grisly discovery was made by customs officials as they made a routine inspection of a shipment of synthetic hair at the docks.
Closer investigation revealed boxes containing the carcases of 340 kilos of headless rats.
The giant cane rats, which had been smoked prior to shipping, arrived in a shipment from Ghana and are considered a delicacy in the country.
The illegal trade in the meat of wild animals has been devastating animal populations for decades and experts fear the unrefrigerated meat is capable of carrying diseases such as foot-and-mouth, anthrax, the Ebola virus, TB and cholera.
John Kaye, Assistant Director of Criminal Investigations at Ipswich, said: "This discovery of bushmeat has stopped an illegal and un-regulated product with health implications from reaching our streets."
A 42-year-old West African woman has been arrested at an address in London in connection with the illegal importation and later bailed pending further enquiries.

finally something that would make english food favorful.....and they stopped it.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Allentown man charged in two homicides

Allentown police had suspected William Torres of dealing drugs in the city. But an undercover narcotics investigation yielded much more, and resulted in Torres, 21, being charged early Saturday with two counts of homicide.Police said Torres, whose last known address was 436 Turner St., Allentown, gunned down two men at Fourth and Allen streets last month. According to court documents, Torres admitted killing the men.Torres was driving on Turner Street Friday afternoon when he was pulled over by police and arrested. He was wearing a hooded sweartshirt with a skull-head pattern on it, pajama bottoms and fuzzy lion-faced slippers at the time. He was still wearing the get-up when he was arraigned after midnight at Lehigh County prison.
He is being held without bail on the homicide charges and two charges of conspiracy to commit homicide.In a separate matter, he was charged Saturday with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, two counts of possession with intent to deliver and conspiracy.Police said the drug charges stem from an undercover investigation in which police made controlled buys at 615 Gordon St. and kept the house under surveillance. Four people, including Torres, were selling cocaine and heroin out of the home, according to court documents.Police have not said how they came to suspect Torres in the shooting deaths of Carlos Collazo, 32, and Jorge Camacho, 36, both of Allentown. But in an affidavit filed in court, police said Torres told them that he and another man had been looking for Collazo and Camacho, and that Torres admitted to killing both. The other man has not been charged in the homicides.Camacho, who was a mechanic, and Collazo, were found in the 500 block of N. Fourth St. on Dec. 12. Residents reported hearing four or five shots and seeing a car speeding away at about 7:50 p.m. Police at the time said they were looking for a dark-colored vehicle and two men.
there was onlt one reason to post this i would have a good reson to post the picture. wtf. nice slippers. i wonder how your prison roommate is going to like them......

Pa. Pub Chaplains Lend Sympathetic Ear

A pastor plans to put teams of chaplains in local bars in this central Pennsylvania town so they can lend a sympathetic ear to patrons who may need one. The chaplains won't preach against drinking or evangelize when the program starts at Market Cross Pub, organizer Chuck Kish said. "We're simply going to be there to help anybody who wants it. Sometimes people really just want somebody they can talk to who is not going to be judgmental, but be sympathetic," he said. "Some people may think this would be a strange place to find a chaplain. But we need to go where the people are," said Kish, a 44-year-old senior pastor at the Bethel Assembly of God in Carlisle, southwest of Harrisburg. Chaplains will work in teams, one male and one female, and will be in the bar for about three hours on the first Friday of every month, he said. The program is slated to start next month at one pub, with the hope it will be expanded. Market Cross Pub owner Jeff Goss said he did a double-take when Kish first approached him. "I thought, a chaplain in a restaurant and bar? And then I thought, that makes sense," Goss said. Bartender Liz Horn said she'd have no problem referring a customer to a chaplain. "Sometimes a bar is a place where people go when they're down," she said.

if the flock wont come to you then you need to go to the flock. can you only imagine the drunken confessions that go on at closing time.............

Thief hangs around for hours

An unlucky thief had his world turned literally upside down on Friday night when he became impaled on palisade fencing. It is alleged that the man was trying to steal goods from informal traders in Cathedral Street, central Durban, when he his plan went awry. ER24 paramedic Katya Evans said emergency services personnel arrived at the scene on Saturday morning to find the unfortunate man hanging upside down with one foot still impaled on the large metal rods, and an unlit cigarette hanging from his pursed lips. "He had been trying to climb over the fence and both his feet had been impaled. During the course of the evening he had managed to free one foot. According to bystanders, he had been hanging on the fence for nearly 12 hours."
She added that firefighters had helped paramedics to get the stricken man down."Sometime during the night someone had obviously felt sorry for him and given him a cigarette. It appears that no one was kind enough to offer him a light."She said that the man was treated once removed from the sharp fencing and taken to Addington hospital. The police are eager to speak to him when he leaves hospital.

ok, i'm no fan of criminals but at least call the cops...dont let him hang there. oh, and whos the prick that gives him a smoke but not a light..........

Commack restaurant's pricing policy draws fire

A Commack sushi restaurant's pricing policy for children has reached a new low, a Dix Hills woman said.Amy Kaplan said staff at Sushi Park on Jericho Turnpike wanted to charge her daughter, Nikki, 11, full price when the family went out for dinner on Jan. 18.But it wasn't Nikki's age that made her ineligible for a half-price children's meal. It was her height.

Like some local all-you-can-eat buffets, Sushi Park measures children to determine the price of their meals. Children are told to stand next to a giraffe poster with a ruler when they enter the restaurant's lobby.Children more than 41/2-feet tall pay full price at Sushi Park. Kids between 31/2 feet and 41/2 feet pay half price.Nikki Kaplan stands 4-feet, 8-inches, her mother said. Nikki's sister, Elyssa, 13, is 5-feet, 4-inches, she said."We didn't stay," Amy Kaplan said. "I became indignant and asked to see the manager. ... I asked, 'Do you really feel that if my daughter is tall that she's going to eat more?'"Though relatively rare on Long Island, height is commonly used for children's meal pricing in Manhattan and out of state, said Kevin Kong, manager of East Buffet and Restaurant in Huntington. The restaurant had charged half price for children between 3 and 10 years old but adopted the height policy two years ago, he said.Pricing by age "just makes things a little difficult for my employees to determine who should be charged as a child and who should be charged as an adult," Kong said.He said some customers are less than candid about their children's ages: "Sometimes," Kong said, "the child is like 6 feet tall and they say he's 10 years old." He added, "I'm not saying they're lying."Kong said the height policy is "flexible." "If they say it's a child, OK, it's a child," he said. "I'm very lenient about that."Many restaurant managers contacted this week by Newsday said they'd never heard of the practice and said it would be bad for business."Kind of insulting," said Jimmy Hahn, manager of the Riverview restaurant in Oakdale. "What if you have a tall girl in the family?" Sushi Park's owner could not be reached for comment.A Sushi Park employee, who asked that her name not be used, said some customers are incensed when they learn about the height policy. "We have some customers who just go back home," she said.Amy Kaplan said the state Division of Human Rights told her state law does not prohibit pricing based on height. She is contacting state legislators about having the law changed.Nikki "eats like a bird" and would not have had a big meal, Amy Kaplan said. "She doesn't even like sushi," she said. "I have tall kids," she said. "What can I do?"

i cant speak for her height but i will say that that little girl has some big ass ears. for christs sake look at the one you can see. now dont laugh too loud..... she'll hear you........

Cop tickets police cars for expired stickers on last day on job

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. - A Middletown police officer spent his last day on the job writing tickets for 14 patrol cars that had expired inspection stickers. Cpl. Frank Holden says he was just doing his job. The 26-year veteran tells the Asbury Park Press he retired at the end of the year because Police Chief Robert Oches is hurting morale.
Holden says he spoke to the chief about the vehicles that needed to be inspected several months ago. The township is investigating whether the tickets are valid because some of the vehicles were out of service. Driving a vehicle with an expired inspection sticker may result in fines between $100 and $200.

nothing like a good old fashioned f.u. on your last day. good for him. i sure hope his pension checks dont get lost in the mail for the next thirteen years......

Kinky Sex, Shocking Death

A kinky sex escapade ended this week with the electrocution death of a Pennsylvania woman and the arrest of her husband for manslaughter. According to cops, Toby Taylor, 37, first claimed that his wife Kirsten was shocked by her hair dryer. But he then admitted that the couple was "into weird sexual behaviors," according to a probable cause affidavit. Taylor then explained that he hooks clips to his wife's nipples and "plugs the cord into a electric strip" and shocks her.

they grow'em weird out in york county. i guess in farm country you make do with whatever is at hand. hes going to really find out about "weird sexual behaviors" in prison.......

Spanish driver sues dead cyclist for damages after fatal crash

It must be the last word in callousness.
A Spanish driver who fatally collided with a cyclist is suing the dead youth's family 20,000 Euros for the damage the impact of his body did to his luxury car, a Spanish newspaper reported.
Businessman Tomas Delgado says 17-year-old Enaitz Iriondo caused 14,000 Euros (£10,384) of damage to his Audi A8 in the fatal 2004 crash in La Rioja region, the El Pais newspaper reported.

i guess everyone in america can be happy that we arent the only stupidly litigious society. congrats to lawyers everywhere..........

Woman Punched Horse, Say Police

TAMPA - A 26-year-old Tampa woman was arrested this morning, accused of punching a police horse outside an Ybor City nightclub.

The incident started at about 3 a.m., according to an arrest affidavit. That's when three police officers riding horses were trying to clear a crowd from around officers arresting people who had been outside Club Prana, 1619 E. Seventh Ave.
Angelica Rene Ayala grabbed the reins of a horse called "Buddy" and punched the horse on the neck, the report states.
Ayala was charged with an offense against a police animal, a first-degree misdemeanor, jail records state.
There were two other reports of offenses against police animals that happened Saturday night around Bayshore Boulevard and South Orleans Avenue, according to jail records.
Rick Keller, 46, and Sendhil Kumar Krishnan, 28, both of Tampa, were charged with offenses against police animals.
Ayala, Keller and Krishnan were released today after each posted $500 bail.
i could be wrong but it looks like the horse punched her back. she must be a real keeper for some poor slob.............

Gun shop employee accidentally shot in finger

An employee of Jim’s Gun Jobbery and Indoor Range was shot in the finger Saturday night when a gun accidentally misfired.
Michael Tate, 55, was handed a gun which had jammed when a customer was using the indoor range, said Fayetteville police Sgt. F.M. Jernigan. When Tate attempted to unjam the weapon, it fired.
“The employee grabbed the gun and, unfortunately, he grabbed the trigger and it went off in his hand,” Jernigan said.
The bullet from the 9 millimeter semiautomatic handgun took a chunk out of Tate’s left ring finger near the webbing.
“It didn’t actually go through his hand,” Jernigan said.
Tate was aiming the gun down when it discharged, Jernigan said. After striking his finger, the bullet lodged in a cabinet.
When police arrived at 6:30 p.m. at the Yadkin Road business, the range was briefly cleared. By the time Jernigan left, gun owners were back on the range.
Tate was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. His injuries were not life-threatening.
“He felt pretty embarrassed being employed by Jim’s Pawn Shop for the firing range,” Jernigan said.

in the imortal words of the simpsons:

some folks will never lose a toe
and then again some folks'll
like cletus the slack lawed yokel

at least he cleared the jam.............

Man who used stun gun on toddler gets 46 months

ALBANY, Ore. — A former Albany man has been sentenced to 46 months in prison for using a high-voltage stun gun on his 18-month-old son.
Rian Wittman was arrested in February and agreed to a plea bargain last year. The sentence was imposed Friday.
Prosecutor Reed Dinsmore said the stun gun delivered 30,000 volts during testing.
"This is a case of a father torturing his 18-month-old son," prosecutor Reed Dinsmore said. "Why? We can't tell."
He said it's not yet known whether the child will suffer long-term nerve or neurological damage.
The prosecution said the child's mother saw marks on the boy in January 2007 and, thinking it was a rash, wanted to take him to a doctor.
But Wittman talked her out of it, Dinsmore said.
"He described to her that he used the stun gun to play peekaboo with the child," Dinsmore said. "The mother did not report the incident, and that was a mistake on her part."
After a second incident in February, she took the child to her sister's home and then to the police. Doctors at Samaritan Albany General Hospital found numerous wounds conforming to the stun gun's electrode pattern.
"I spoke to a Department of Human Services careworker who was present, and she said the look in the child's eyes will not easily be forgotten," Dinsmore said.
Defense attorney Tim Felling said Wittman believes the injuries were caused by the child's mother.
Felling said the two had argued earlier on the day the child was taken to authorities, and the mother said, "You'll be sorry" as she took the boy from the home.

thats the very least they could do to him. i hope they tell all the other convicts what he did. i hope he finds out what they use as a stun gun.......

Friday, January 25, 2008

Spectator sues Blue Man Group over antics

CHICAGO -- Audience participation is a staple of the Blue Man Group. But apparently, one audience member attending the Chicago show believes cast members took their surreal antics too far by forcing a video camera down his throat during a performance in October 2006.James Srodon of California filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the group.In the lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court, Srodon says the Blue Man actors used the "esophagus cam" to project an image of Srodon's mouth and throat onto a large screen for the audience's amusement.The lawsuit alleges the Blue Man actors circled him, held his neck and arms and "forced his head back" to insert the camera. It claims he was restrained from removing the camera from his mouth."At the time the 'esophagus cam' was inserted into plaintiff's mouth, it was covered in food, liquid and grime from the Briar Street Theatre floor, including the thick blue paint used to cover the actors' faces," the lawsuit said.Named as defendants in the suit are Blue Man Productions Inc., theater owner Fox Theatricals and related companies. Blue Man and Fox officials could not be reached for comment.Srodon is seeking damages of more than $50,000 for battery, negligence and negligent infliction of emotional distress. He contends the camera injured his mouth, throat and dental work.

'esophagus cam' ? wtf. what kind of show are they doing here?

Nude Massages, Offer Of Sex Land Trio In Jail

LARGO - A man and two women were arrested Tuesday evening on charges they illegally passed themselves off as licensed massage therapists and then performed the massages in the nude or offered their clients sex.
The trio were arrested after an undercover operation by the Largo Police Department at 13625 Icot Blvd.
Brooke Lindsey Tatman, 20, of Seminole, was charged with unlicensed practice of a health care profession and unlawful use of a two-way device. The latter charge stemmed from her use of a cell phone to set up a rendezvous with an undercover detective, authorities said.
Tatman performed the massage in the nude on the undercover detective, according to an arrest affidavit.
Also arrested was Jude Dentici, who arrest affidavits say also performed a massage on an undercover detective while nude. The 19-year-old Seminole woman also was charged with unlicensed practice of a health care profession.
Jail affidavits state that she and Tatman advertised on the Internet, on craigslist, under the category of erotica.
The third person arrested was Robert "Dickie" Lamert, 22, arrest affidavits state. He offered to massage an undercover detective and perform sex acts on him, affidavits state.
He was charged with the unlicensed practice of a health care profession and solicitation of prostitution.

ironically if they hadnt touched his "dickie" they wouldnt be in jail.......

Woman Gets Maximum Prison Term After Laughing About Murder Victim's Death

TUCSON, Ariz. — A judge sentenced a woman to nearly the maximum prison term for negligent homicide after hearing a recorded jail conversation in which she made light of the bicyclist she killed.
Melissa Arrington, 27, was convicted two months ago of negligent homicide and two counts of aggravated DUI in connection with the December 2006 death of Paul L'Ecuyer.
She could have gotten as few as four years behind bars, but Superior Court Judge Michael Cruikshank sentenced her Tuesday to 10 1/2 years — one year shy of the maximum.
Cruikshank said he found a telephone conversation between Arrington and an unknown male friend, a week after L'Ecuyer was killed, to be "breathtaking in its inhumanity."
During the conversation, the man told Arrington that an acquaintance believed she should get a medal and a parade because she had "taken out" a "tree hugger, a bicyclist, a Frenchman and a gay guy all in one shot."
Arrington laughed. When the man said he knew it was a terrible thing to say, she responded, "No, it's not."
Assistant Public Defender Michael Rosenbluth told the judge his client has never been "cold, callous or flippant" about L'Ecuyer's death and has always felt remorseful.
Arrington said words couldn't express how she feels, and that once she's out of prison, she hopes to share her story with Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
L'Ecuyer, 45, was riding his bike the night of Dec. 1, 2006 when Arrington swerved off the road, hit him and then continued for 800 feet before stopping, according to Deputy Pima County Attorney Jonathan Mosher.
Arrington's blood-alcohol content was .156 percent, nearly double Arizona's .08 legal limit. She had been driving on a suspended license for a prior DUI.

actually words could express how she feels and did so. she should have got the maximum sentence for this.

Landlord sues over dead man's broken lease

EXCLUSIVE: A LANDLORD has been labelled heartless after he took a woman to court to get $600 from her father who broke the lease - by dying.
The unrepentant landlord Antony Lee has told the Herald Sun he had no problems taking the case to a tribunal, saying: "A tenant has died. Is that my problem?"
In a case that has sparked calls for a review of the state's tenancy laws, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal this week upheld Mr Lee's claim for almost one month's rent, to be paid from the estate of Michael James Ward, 64.
Ms Theresa Duggan, said she had spent days and hundreds of dollars cleaning the Bennett Court home in Traralgon after her father's death there last December.
Despite the clean-up, the landlord demanded compensation for rental loss.
"The law told him he could, but he had no reason to -- everything was clean. It was just heartless," Ms Duggan said.
"I was so angry. It's such a miserable thing to do."
Mr Ward died from a heart attack on December 6.
He had another eight months to run on his 12-month lease.
The law says that when a tenant dies, the tenant's representative must give 28 days' notice that the lease will be broken to terminate the lease.
If, after advertising, the landlord cannot find a new tenant during that period, the landlord can make a claim against the dead tenant's estate for lost rent.
It means the law holds grieving relatives liable for a landlord's lost rent.
The revelation came as a cruel shock to Ms Duggan, who had to take out a $6000 loan to pay for her father's funeral.
"I just don't think it's fair," she said. "I would like to warn other lessees that if you are going to die suddenly, make sure you have contacted the landlord in writing 28 days before you depart so that your family doesn't have to go through the extra unnecessary trauma."
Tenants Union of Victoria tenant advocate Bill Darling said the 28-day period should be revised because of the accommodation crisis.
"In the current rental market, with the amazing shortage of affordable rental properties, we would suggest something more akin to seven to 14 days' notice would be appropriate because, depending on the location and size of the premises, there should be no problem renting it."
Mr Lee said he took the case to the tribunal on advice from his real estate agent.
"I've been advised by my agent to get it back," he said.
He considered abandoning his claim out of compassion, but decided to proceed.
"I've thought about that," he said. "But would you?"
Mr Lee, who owns two homes in Traralgon, said he was still paying off the mortgages on his properties.
He said he had advertised for new tenants in the Bennett Court home, but had had no takers.
He said it remained vacant, but was no longer available for rent. Inquires with his real estate agent confirmed it was no longer on their rental list.

hey its not his fault. she shouldnt have signed the lease if there was a chance she would die. is this guy a complete asshole or what. look at the picture....he even looks like a douche......

Jamie Lynn Spears Giving Baby To Mother?

Jamie Lynn Spears will give her baby to her mother in order to concentrate on her career, according to reports. The 16-year-old stunned the world last month when she revealed she was pregnant with her first child - and now the Zoey 101 star has allegedly agreed to let her mother Lynne bring up the child in a bid to retain her career and grow up like a normal teenager.
A source tells U.S. magazine Star, "After several weeks of personal soul searching and talks and discussions with her mother Jamie Lynn reluctantly agreed that giving up the baby is the right thing to do. Lynne says Jamie doesn't understand the life long consequences of having a baby.
"She still wants her daughter to be able to be a teenager, go to parties, hang out with friends and have a career. So she'll take the front seat of caring for the baby and take the pressure off her daughter.
"Lynne is convinced that having a baby on her hip will not help Jamie Lynn's future in the business and she's expecting her daughter to pick up where she left off as soon as the baby is born."

thats a great idea because the mom did so well with the first two mean daughters she raised. this baby stands no chance at all......

Men arrested on drug charges after tailgating cop

Two men carrying marijuana and $14,000 in cash were arrested on Interstate 65 late Wednesday after tailgating a sheriff's deputy, authorities said.Tyrone Gales and Andrew Ashley were arrested on drug charges after Bartholomew County Sheriff's Deputy Kris Weisner stopped to assist them near the Taylorsville exit on Interstate 65 at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.Weisner said Gales and Ashley had been tailgating him and he slowed to let their vehicle pass.However, they never passed, and Weisner said he slowed down and changed lanes to let the vehicle get ahead of him.The vehicle stopped, and Weisner pulled over to offer assistance.He said he noticed they switched drivers, and when he made contact he smelled an odor of burnt marijuana.One of the vehicle's occupants, Andrew Ashley, gave consent for Weisner to search the vehicle.Weisner's police dog, Futar, alerted him to the center armrest and dash, where marijuana particles were located in a cup holder and half a joint was found under the driver's seat.A search of the car turned up a duffle bag containing $13,230 in cash and 5 grams of marijuana.An additional amount of $1,515 was taken when the pair was booked into jail.

on my list of things to not do while transporting my dope tailgating is awfully high. just sayin is all........

Teen Killed As He Takes Out The Trash

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Police say an 18-year-old man was killed as he took out the trash at his North Charleston apartment.
Authorities say Adolphus Simmons was shot several times Monday night and died about an hour later at the hospital.
Witnesses say they heard several shots after Simmons went out the door with the trash, but didn't think anything was wrong because they often hear gunfire.
But when Simmons didn't return, the people in the home found him unconscious on the steps.
Police say they have no motive or suspects in the shooting.

apparently NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. is becoming a third world country. when gunshots no longer annoy you it may be a sign that its time to move.

i guess i could be wrong......

Amy Winehouse enters rehab (For real this time)

Amy Winehouse checked into rehab today, according to a statement issued by her record label Universal Music Group:
"Amy decided to enter the facility today after talks with her record label, management, family and doctors. She has come to understand that she requires specialist treatment to continue her ongoing recovery from drug addiction."
Meanwhile, her cat is still nowhere to be found. A representative for London Taxi Co. refused to comment.

this is the poster child for drugs. who would have bet that she would be alive and heath ledger dead. its a strange world.

btw...what the fuck is up with her cat?

Jackpot! Regina gamblers go to town on casino change machine spewing $20s

REGINA - At the casino, it's often said that the house always wins.
Not this time. Staff at Casino Regina are trying to get back money from rogue gamblers who took advantage of a misloaded change-making machine that mistakenly gave out $20 bills instead of fives. By the time the glitch was noticed, baby could afford a lot more than a new pair of shoes. A total of $27,500 had been snatched up by opportunistic players.
Nearly half of that sum - $13,400 - has been recovered from the people involved and now the casino is looking at its legal options for getting the rest back.
"It was wrongfully taken," Saskatchewan Gaming Corp. President Marty Klyne said on Thursday.
"I can't interpret what was going on in their minds at the time, but you'd have to assume that if you put in a $20 bill and you expect four fives back and get four twenties, that your eyebrows might go up. I think if they had put a twenty in and got two fives back we would have heard about it pretty quickly."
The incident happened in October when the electronic machine, which can be used by patrons to break up large bills, was misloaded by an employee. A cartridge loaded with $20 bills was installed in the place where the $5 bills are supposed to go.
"We're satisfied that it was human error," Klyne said, noting the cartridges have since been more clearly labelled.
It took nearly two days before an honest person stumbled upon the mistake and reported it to staff. During that time, a "vast" number of people used the machine repeatedly because they knew it was paying off, Klyne said. One person collected $11,000. That would mean more than 180 trips.
Those who were identified as using the machine and not reporting the problem have been banned from the premises. The casino has asked its lawyers for an opinion on whether the rest of the money is recoverable through civil lawsuits, and Regina police have been asked to investigate.
Police spokeswoman Elizabeth Popowich said it is too early to say if a crime was committed.
"It's a little bit difficult to say what we would classify it as," Popowich said. "We're a very long way from the end of this investigation and it would be best not to second guess the outcome."
The fact that the machine belonged to a casino might have made people more inclined to take advantage of the situation, said Eldon Soifer, a University of Regina ethics professor.
"I think some people might say, 'Well it is just a casino, I don't mind ripping them off,"' Soifer said. "If it turned out that it was a machine where you were supposed to give donations to charity and it started spewing out extra money, I suspect you'd have many more people reporting the problem."
Casino Regina is owned by the Saskatchewan government, which means the money belongs to taxpayers.

give me a break. the guy finally found a machine that was paying off and they want their money back. its just not fair......

Burglary investigation uncovers marijuana growing operation

A man arrived home only to be arrested on drug charges by Suffolk police who were called there to investigate a burglary.
An adult and juvenile were arrested a short time after Wednesday's burglary at 3800 Pughsville Road, but police went in to make sure no one else was inside.
That's when police say they found an “elaborate home marijuana growing operation” that included marijuana plants and equipment.
"We have seen and made arrest of grow operations, do it frequently," said Lt. Debbie George of the Suffolk Police Dept. "But, usually it's one or two plants growing in flowers. This person went to a lot of work."
Daniel Paul Estellia, 24, arrived home and was arrested on one charge of felony manufacturing of marijuana.
Police say Estellia turned his entire trailer into a greenhouse.

Even in the closet, there weren't clothes hanging, but hangers holding marijuana plants growing," said George.
Neighbors say Estellia and a woman moved to the neighbrohood about a year ago, and pretty much kept to themselves. Some tell 13News they were not suprised by what officers discovered inside the couple's trailer.
"Chris said, 'Mom, no wonder it smells so smoky,'" said neighbor Diane Wellings.
In all, police seized 20 plants with a street value of more than $160,000. Estellia has been charged with manufacturing marijuana and now faces five to 30 years in jail if convicted.
The home has been condemned, police added.

now theres a conundrum. you've been robbed. you should call the police but maybe they willfind your elaborate dope growing factory. what to do.

hey asshole, dont call the cops..............

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Runaway Teens Found Safe In Louisiana

CBS/AP) A nationwide search has ended safely for a 15-year-old boy and his 13-year-old girlfriend, who turned up in Louisiana nine days after fleeing their Michigan homes in the boy's family minivan. Hannah McConnell and Gage Petherbridge were found Monday in Cameron Parish, Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell told WJRT-TV and The Flint Journal. The boyfriend and girlfriend were playing with seagulls on a Gulf of Mexico beach, just east of the Texas state line, authorities say. An ambulance driver recognized the teens in Holly Beach on Monday afternoon and called police. The Cameron Parish sheriff's department got a tip Monday that the teens had been spotted in the area Sunday afternoon. Gage and Hannah apparently realized they were being watched and tried to drive away, but a police officer stopped them. Gage's stepfather, Duane Wismer, said he was relieved the ordeal was over. "It's awesome," Wismer told The Detroit News Monday evening for an online story. "They're safe and they're not going anywhere. That's all we can ask for." "We've overjoyed," Hannah's mother, Julie McConnell, told the Detroit Free Press. "I don't know the details but we're told they're safe. I can't tell you how thrilled we are." On Jan. 12, the teens left their homes in Vienna Township, about 65 miles north-northwest of Detroit. They took Gage's family van, his cocker spaniel Mandy and about $680 in cash. Gage has a learner's permit. Pickell said authorities used clues from a phone call to a friend and a recent update to Hannah's MySpace page. Wismer said the dog also is safe. Hannah, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder after attempting suicide, did not have her medication with her, said her mother, Julie McConnell, before the teens were found. Hannah ominously wrote in her journal that she wanted to end it all and that she wanted to spend her last few days with Gage. Petherbridge's mother, Mary Wismer, appearing earlier on CBS's Early Show, said that Hannah called a Michigan friend on Saturday, telling him she and Gage were at a motel in Nevada and were running low on money. "This has been portrayed as puppy love. It's not," Veronica McConnell, Hannah's 27-year-old sister, told The Detroit News on Friday. "It's more like Romeo and Juliet. These are kids who need help because the only way they may see out is to end it all." Before the teens were found, Gage's parents said their son was trying to protect Hannah. "I, with 100 percent certainty, know that he's going to help her through it," Wismer told Early Show co-anchor Maggie Rodriguez. "He's tried to help her over the past months with issues she's been having, problems. And he truly believes in his heart that he is the only person who can help her through. And he's looking out for her. He's not going to let her harm herself. I can say that for certain."

is it just me or will fox be lining these kids pockets to get this story.......
thats a lot of work just to get laid. she sounds like such a keeper.

Teacher stabbed at Elgin High

An Elgin High School teacher was stabbed by a 16-year-old student Friday in a classroom, officials said.
Carolyn Gilbert, 50, was stabbed multiple times in the upper body. She was being treated at Sherman Hospital in Elgin and had not been released as of late Friday afternoon.
The 16-year-old male student was charged with aggravated battery with a weapon and aggravated battery to a teacher, both felonies.
Gilbert had been alone with the student in her first-floor classroom when the attack occurred around 11:15 a.m., officials said.
The last day of semester finals, the school's 2,100 students had been released just 15 minutes before.
Another staff member passing by Gilbert's classroom heard her cries and intervened, said Tony Sanders, Elgin Area School District U-46's chief communications officer.
The student was arrested at the scene and the knife was recovered, Elgin police Lt. Cecil Smith said.
None of Elgin Area School District U-46's five high schools feature metal detectors. Instead, Sanders said, students are sometimes "wanded" with a hand-held device.
"This has never happened before," Elgin Teachers Association President Tim Davis said of the stabbing.
Kenny Williams, an Elgin senior and basketball team member, said his team was in practice at the time of the incident.
"We were clueless," he said. "I got into my car and turned on the radio -- and it was the first thing I heard. … It just came out of nowhere," he said.
Counselors will be available on Tuesday when classes resume.
The accused student was being held in the Cook County Youth Facility in Chicago, police said. He has a hearing set for Tuesday in Chicago.

Being a high school teacher isn't all about having sex with minors. Sometimes you get stabbed

Goth who walks fiancée on a leash is banned by bus driver who told him: 'No dogs allowed'

Given that she describes herself as a human pet – and is happy to walk around on a lead – Tasha Maltby is used to odd looks and even odder remarks.
But nothing had prepared her for the reaction of the bus driver who allegedly told the self-styled Goth and her boyfriend: "We don't let freaks and dogs like you on."
Miss Maltby and her fiance Dani Graves were so angered they have complained to the bus company of being "victimised".

"It is definitely discrimination, almost like a hate crime," 19-year-old Miss Maltby said yesterday.
The music technology student had this defence of her lifestyle.
"I am a pet, I generally act animal like and I lead a really easy life," she said.
"I don't cook or clean and I don't go anywhere without Dani. It might seem strange but it makes us both happy. It's my culture and my choice. It isn't hurting anyone."
The bus driver, however, has obviously not been listening.
He has repeatedly refused to allow Mr Graves, 25, and his "pet" on to his bus in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.
Last month, with Miss Maltby on a leash as usual, the couple tried to board a bus at the bus station.
The driver, who was off duty, was standing near the door.
Mr Graves alleged: "He shoved me off the bus. He called us freaks and he called Tasha a dog.
"He said, 'We don't let freaks and dogs like you on'.
"He basically grabbed my T-shirt and slammed me backwards.
"I got a bit angry and called him a fascist pig."
In a separate incident, police were called when the driver, who has not been named, refused to allow other passengers on board after the couple ignored his orders and sat down.
The couple, who live on benefits in a council house and plan to start a family, have been friends for years.
They started going out together in July and became engaged in November.
Paul Adcock, of bus company Arriva Yorkshire, said: "We take any allegations of discrimination seriously.
"Mr Graves has already contacted us directly and as soon as our investigation has concluded we will inform him of the outcome."

the driver was right. this chicks a dog. you know this guy isnt american because he called the driver a facist instead of just shooting him.....
remember you wanted to be different

Teacher, student 'had sex in darkroom'

A SECONDARY secondary school teacher had weekly sex with a student in a school darkroom, a Victorian court has been told.
Paul Anthony Segar, 50, of Mt Waverley, appeared in the County Court in Melbourne today charged with two counts of an indecent act with a child under the age of 16, four counts of sexual penetration with a child under 16 and four counts of sexual penetration with a child aged 16 to 17 whilst under his care and supervision.
The court was told the offences happened at a secondary school in Melbourne's eastern suburbs between 1992 and 1994 and began when the girl was 14.
Prosecutor Steve Dewberry told the court the victim, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was first approached by Mr Segar in February 1992 when she went to return a CD to another teacher.
Mr Segar took the victim into an office where he "ran his hands up and down her clothes for a couple of minutes", Mr Dewberry told the court.
Mr Dewberry said the victim told another teacher: "He tried to make a move on me."
On several occasions Mr Segar put his hand down the girl's pants in the school's darkroom.
"He asked her once a month or so if she would have sex with him," Mr Dewberry said.
The court was told Mr Segar had anal sex with the girl once a week during the school year in 1994.
The school principal and Education Department were notified in 1994 and a letter was sent to Mr Segar outlining the allegations.
The victim did not report the incidents to police until December 2004.
The trial continues.

she must have been pretty ugly for the kid to need a dark room. isnt it a relief to find out that this isnt only an american thing......

Kenyan Marathon Runner Killed by Arrow

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - A Kenyan marathon runner was fatally shot with an arrow, the second international athlete to die as Kenya struggles with an explosion of postelection chaos, a sports official and fellow athlete said Tuesday.
Wesly Ngetich, 34, won the Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, Minn., in 2005 and 2007. He and at least a dozen other Kenyans withdrew from the Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon and Half Marathon because of the political strife in Kenya.
David Okeyo, head of Athletics Kenya, the governing body for Kenyan sports, confirmed Ngetich's death but had no details on the circumstances. Police had no immediate comment.
Another athlete, the former Olympic runner Lucas Sang, was hacked to death in western Kenya during the election violence.
A fellow athlete said Ngetich was caught in the crossfire of a dispute between two ethnic groups Monday in Trans Mara, on the outskirts of Kenya's legendary Masai Mara game reserve. The death had nothing to do with the election violence, said William Yiampoy, a neighbor and one of Kenya's top 800-meter runners.
``It's not true he died because of the election violence in Kenya,'' Yiampoy told The Associated Press, citing eyewitnesses in their village. He said a man from Ngetich's tribe had shot a boy with an arrow, and the other group was avenging the attack. Ngetich was hit accidentally, Yiampoy said.
``We're shocked because we became very good friends with Wesley,'' said Scott Keenan, executive director of Grandma's Marathon. ``The city of Duluth kind of adopted him, and he kind of adopted the city of Duluth, and we were expecting him to return and defend his title.''
Hussein Makke, Ngetich's agent, said the runner told him earlier this month that he has 150 cows - but that it would take 1,000 cows to make him a big man in his village.
``This was really his main focus, to become a moneymaker from running,'' Makke said.

as if living in kenya isnt punishment you have to worry about arrows too. i guess hacking someone to death with a machete isnt gruesome enough.

World's biggest fish finger revealed

We all like stories about giant pizzas, huge donuts and massive paella.
Well, not to be out done, the world's biggest fish finger has been created.
We have absolutely no idea why - it sounds very fishy to us. (Boom boom - sorry, we're only codding)

It was served up by an MP outside the Houses of Parliament.
Fish fingers have been popular in Britain for the past 80 years - even Posh Spice has confessed to eating them.
The only question we have is how much tomato sauce would you need for the king of all sandwiches?!

that may be the single most unappealing food i have ever seen and i know those girls are trying to be sexy but they just look retarded.............

University quenches thirst for knowledge with 'Beer 101'

Students at a small Halifax university are toasting a unique course on campus that has been dubbed Beer 101.
The popular "brewing science" course at University of King's College, which will trace the history of beer and include field trips to area breweries, is the brainchild of Professor Gordon McOuat, a self-described beer connoisseur with a passion for stout.
The course, which began last week and is offered for three hours every Thursday night, is believed to be the first of its kind in Canada.

Called Brewing Science: The History, Culture and Science of Beer, the course is offered under the auspices of the History of Science and Technology program at the liberal arts university of only 1,100 students.
The university's website bills the course as "Beer 101" and it is by far the most popular upper-year course in the entire program.

now theres a class that really speaks to the students......

Sex with student alleged

BILOXI --A 27-year-old teacher at Biloxi's alternative school was released on $50,000 bond after being charged with sexual battery of a teenage male student at the school, police said Monday.
The complaint against Rebecca Bogard of Woodland Park Drive, Biloxi, was filed by the student's parent, said Capt. John Miller of the Biloxi Police Department. She was arrested Friday by the Biloxi Police on one charge of sexual battery on a male under the age of 16 and taken to the Harrison County jail.
Judge Albert Fountain set her bail at $50,000, and she was released the same day.
"This is her first year to teach at the alternative school," said Biloxi School Superintendent Paul Tisdale. Bogard is a science teacher at the Center for New Opportunities on Pass Road; she previously taught at one of the district's elementary schools for about three years.
She is a 1998 graduate of Biloxi High School.
Tisdale said he has informed the school board of the charges against Bogard. He will meet with the board attorney and the district's personnel director today to determine what action should be taken.
A preliminary hearing will be set within the next few days by the Justice Court, said Miller.

of course you would have tapped that when you were in school. for christs'd tap that now. i guess she took that name " Center for New Opportunities" a little too far. i must say she does have a feel for her students.

Cedar Rapids police officer stripped of duties

CEDAR RAPIDS - A Cedar Rapids police officer will never wear a law enforcement uniform anywhere again, according to an agreement between the officer and the government.The agreement is part of a guilty plea Kevin Sims, 36, made to a federal misdemeanor charge Friday in U.S. District Court.He admitted that while he was on duty as a police officer, he intentionally denied a citizen of rights provided by the Constitution when they had consensual sexual relations following a traffic stop.Sims admitted he was a patrol officer in spring 2004 when he stopped at a bar about 1 a.m. to conduct a bar check. While there he greeted a woman he knew from previous bar checks.A half-hour after Sims conducted the bar check, he used the emergency lights on his police car to stop the woman as she drove down Center Point Road. He did not alert the dispatcher he had stopped a vehicle as required by police department policy.When Sims approached the woman, she told him she had a suspended license. Normal procedures required Sims to take her identification and call the dispatcher to verify her driving status. Instead, Sims took her to Daniels Park.At the park Sims and the woman had intimate relations while Sims was still on duty, in his police uniform with his firearm still in his holster.The woman voluntarily engaged in the acts believing that by doing so she would escape any criminal charges. Sims did not arrest the woman and did not issue a citation for driving on a suspended license. He did not report the traffic stop to the dispatcher or his supervisor.In 2007, when Sims was interviewed about the incident by two FBI agents, he denied involvement. Later, when the agents presented more information, he admitted he had sexual relations with the woman.Sims will be sentenced by Judge Jon Scoles following completion of a presentence report by the probation office.He faces up to a year in prison and a $1,000 fine. Scoles released Sims without bail to await sentencing.

what a romantic. i hope your little head can find you a job dumbass......

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Heath Ledger found dead in NYC apartment

Authorities say actor’s death likely suicide or accidental overdose

NEW YORK - Heath Ledger, the talented 28-year-old actor who gravitated toward dark, brooding roles that defied his leading-man looks, was found dead Tuesday in a Manhattan apartment, face-down and naked at the foot of his bed with prescription sleeping pills nearby, police said.
There was no obvious indication of suicide, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said.

It wasn’t immediately clear if Ledger had committed suicide. He had an appointment for a massage at the residence in the tony neighborhood of SoHo, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said. A housekeeper who went to let him know the massage therapist had arrived found him unconscious at 3:26 p.m.
According to The New York Times, his body was moved to the floor, and after receiving no response from the actor after shaking him, the masseuse and housekeeper called authorities.
“We are investigating the possibility of an overdose,” Browne said. “There were pills within the vicinity of the bed.”
A source told's Courtney Hazlett that Ledger had been turning down roles lately.

While not a marquee movie star, Ledger was a respected, award-winning actor who chose his roles carefully rather than cashing in on his heartthrob looks.
He was nominated for an Oscar for his performance as a gay cowboy in “Brokeback Mountain,” where he met Michelle Williams, who played his wife in the film. The two had a daughter, now 2-year-old Matilda, and lived together in Brooklyn until they split up last year.
He once said he was ready to die because he could live on in his child.
what a bummer. i liked him as an actor and he seemed like someone who had his shit together. i guess appearances can be deceiving. its a shame when you have it all and its still not enough.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Chik-fil-A customer arrested, mad about sandwich

MARY ESTHER — An argument over a chicken sandwich turned ugly Thursday in the Santa Rosa Mall. Michael Joel Hamby, 42, of Monahan Drive, faces felony charges for his part. “Hamby walked to the Chik-fil-A counter and accosted the employees over the price of a sandwich,” according to his arrest report from the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. When a security officer asked him to leave, he “grabbed her arm in a forceful manner” and said, “I know your name — it’s Ms. [expletive].” The officer jerked her arm out of his grip and warned him not to touch her, the report said. She had noticed a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. Hamby then ran out of the mall toward Paige Bacon Road, back to the Sears automotive department and into Sears. A deputy caught up with him at the Sears entrance and put him in handcuffs. Hamby resisted this, the deputy said. It took three deputies to restrain Hamby on the ground as he kicked and twisted. He was charged with battery, resisting an officer with violence and violating his probation for a third DUI conviction.

hey, i think chick-fil-a is way over priced too but i dont go overboard. at least i have never been arrested for that.

Woman, 53, Uses Martial Arts To Nab Alleged Burglar

LIGHTHOUSE POINT, Fla. -- A Lighthouse Point woman used her skills in martial arts to tackle an alleged burglar after she chased him six blocks.
Margot Foster, 53, arrived home at 2600 block of Northeast Court Friday around 10 a.m. and found a man identified as Gregory St. Germain, 24, ransacking her house, police said. She was able to tackle the suspect outside of her home, but police said he was able to get free.
The marathon runner and black belt in martial arts then chased St. Germain for six or seven blocks until she caught up with him and held him until police arrived, according to patrol Sgt. Alan Nestor of the Lighthouse Point police.

Police said they believe St. Germain, of Miami Gardens, is responsible for a number of burglaries in Lighthouse Point neighborhoods.
He was charged with burglary, battery, possession of stolen property and grand theft and was being held in the Broward County Jail, police said.
how will he posibly be able to she his face in the miami /dade county jail after this. he should be so embarassed by this. a 24 year old gets taken down by a 53 year old woman. for shame.

Purse-snatching suspect: It was an accident, I'm claustrophobic

DESTIN — A theft suspect locked in the back of a patrol car kicked out the window, then told a deputy he was claustrophobic. He also said a woman’s purse accidentally wound up in his hands. Derrick Logan Dale, 21, of Hurlburt Field, is charged with grand theft and criminal mischief. Two patrons of Trader Vic's said they had stopped Dale as he tried to leave the store with the purse on Thursday. They said he’d picked it up off the floor, tucked it under his shirt and made for the exit. Dale, also known as “Double D” and “D Rock,” according to his Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, said the alleged theft was unintentional. “He explained that the strap of the purse fell onto his foot and then he turned around and it went with him. The next thing he knew, the purse was in his hands and he was being approached by two men who took the purse from him,” a deputy wrote in the report. The $200 purse contained a $400 cell phone and a $300 pair of prescription sunglasses. As Dale was sitting in the patrol car, the deputy went back inside Trader Vic’s to get statements from witnesses. While he was gone, Dale kicked out the back window. “He claimed it was due to him being claustrophobic and couldn’t stay in the confined space of my back seat,” the deputy wrote. He estimated the window would cost about $300 to replace.

this guys lawyer threw him under the bus by allowing him to use this excuse. on the excuse-o-meter this rates about a minus 4. i guess d-rock is going to be sucking the c--- , i think you knew where that was going, lets just say jail isnt going to be his friend......

Tom Cruise used Scientology to detox 911 rescuers

Tom Cruise has branded the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) liars for saying the air was clean after 9/11.
The 'Mission Impossible' star has revealed how, as a Scientologist, he recognised there was a problem and provided rescue workers in the aftermath of the New York terrorist attack with detoxification therapy based upon the works of Scientologist founder L. Ron Hubbard.
In a new clip from his leaked Scientology promotional video, Tom said: "The EPA came out and said the air was clean. Of course, as a Scientologist you go, that's a lie. Outright lie. Liar. Fine.
"Finally you say, dammit, just go there and do it. Put it there, let's go, here's the money, let's go. Let's just get one person treated. I can't sleep another night.
"We have tools that we can apply to ourselves and apply to others. You're going to get improvements. Period."
The 45-year-old star claims Scientologists "are the authorities" and need no permission to take action.
He said: "A Scientologist is somebody who can look at the world and really see it for what it is. And not just see it but be able to go 'pow' and actually do something about it. And be somebody who is not asking permission to do that. Why ask permission? We are the authorities."
Tom, wife Katie Holmes and daughter Suri have been spending a lot of time in New York this week with actor Jerry Seinfeld and his wife Jessica.
In December, Seinfeld revealed: "I did some Scientology courses about 30 years ago. I didn't do very much. I don't know that much, I just did a little but I liked it."
But a representative for the 'Bee Movie' star said: "He is not studying Scientology in any way at this time. He did attend a course 30 years ago that he found interesting but he is Jewish and not changing his religion or faith in any direction.
"Jerry and Tom Cruise both have homes in Telluride, Colorado, which is their connection."
after seeing this video does anyone (whos not a scientologist) think that tom isnt crazy. do any of you doubt that scientology is just mind control and a cult. kooky i tells ya.

Utah Mother Admits To Sex Acts With Teen Boys

NEPHI - A 37-year-old Utah mother -- and former substitute teacher -- has admitted to engaging in illegal sexual acts with at least five teenage boys.Leisa Ward, a mother of four, pleaded guilty on child sex-related charges in a deal that led prosecutors to drop the most serious counts against her. Ward agreed to plead guilty on charges of unlawful sexual conduct and, as a result will not be charged with anything else.Ward was arrested in Nov. 2007 following reports that she engaged in sexual activities with at least five boys, whose ages were 16 or 17 at the time. Nephi Police said the allegations started as rumors that were eventually corroborated.Ward, who formerly taught as a substitute teacher in the Juab County School District, will be sentenced on Feb. 28 but due to her plea deal she will avoid serious felony and misdemeanor child sex and lewdness charges. However, she still will face sentencing on 11 charges stemming from the illegal sex acts.Officials say Ward was not working in the Juab County School District when the sex acts occurred. It is not believed that there are any more victims in this case.Perhaps surprisingly, Ward's husband appeared in court with her and offered his support and the family is said to be undergoing counseling.
once again i must say that no teacher every came on to me when i was in school...not even the guys or the priests. i'm so depressed...........

Afternoon adventure that ended in disaster

TWO people died after an afternoon adventure in an eastern suburbs stormwater drain ended in tragedy yesterday. A third man miraculously escaped injury.
The survivor, who knew only his companions' first names, told police they had entered the drain in Moverly Road, Kingsford - almost two kilometres from where they were washed out to sea.
Inspector Eddie Bosch said the group had been drinking alcohol and spraying graffiti inside the drain when they heard the sound of rushing water. "They spent about half an hour doing the artwork, not that far from the entrance," he said. "Then they've heard a noise and suddenly the water is upon them and they've washed all the way to Lurline Bay."
They smashed into steel bars at the end of the drain but the 27-year-old slipped through. "The others have got multiple injuries. He's just got a little scratch on his hip," Inspector Bosch said.
Graffiti left at the manhole where they entered the drain reads: "Predators memorial this way."
Phillip Collins, 29, from Maroubra, told the Herald he had walked through the drain about a year ago with friends.
"It's really dark and there's nowhere to go," he said.
Inspector Eddie Bosch said the quick actions of local residents had saved the 27-year-old.
"He managed to wave his arms around and some residents across the other side of the bay have seen him in trouble.
"They've got on their surfboards and gone across and literally saved his life," Inspector Bosch said.
Rescue crews arrived at about 6.30pm but were unable to save the young man and woman, also believed to be in their twenties.
A neighbour, Susan Hutchinson, 40, went to see why helicopters were hovering near the cliff and saw a young woman's body being winched out of the water by a rescue helicopter.
"The question is what are they doing here in the first place?" Ms Hutchinson said.
Inspector Bosch said: "It just shows the dangers of going into these sort of places. Stormwater drains are not anywhere people should go."
Officers later searching the drain found a bag of spray paint cans inside, police said.

graffiti artists drown. hmmmm, i'm having trouble working up some sympathy here. i hate graffiti artists. seems like the karma wheel has spun again.

Police: Grandmother Arrested At McDonald's Drive-Thru For Not Pulling Car Forward

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- A 75-year-old woman was arrested at a Clearwater McDonald's drive-thru, because police say she wouldn't pull her car forward.
Authorities said Jean Merola, a grandmother of eight, was arrested for disorderly conduct after she refused an officer's orders to move her car while she waited for the coffee and fries she ordered at the drive-through window.
Merola said the McDonald's employees told her to wait there for her food.
Merola was handcuffed behind her back and put in the cruiser.
Another officer arrived and took her to the Pinellas County Jail .
Merola said she was searched, photographed and fingerprinted.
Jail records show she was released about 90 minutes later on her own recognizance.

those guys were pretty tough messing with a 75 year old woman. what a bunch of assholes. just get them to give her her coffee and fries and then get on catching some bad guys........

Soldier 'handcuffed, assaulted with vibrator'

A SOLDIER thought he was in for a night of sexual adventure when he let a woman handcuff him but instead she assaulted him because she thought he had wronged her, a Perth court has been told.
Nicola Clunies-Ross went on trial in the West Australian District Court today accused of luring her Darwin-based soldier lover to her Perth home on October 28, 2006.
She has pleaded not guilty to assault occasioning bodily harm, aggravated sexual penetration without consent and deprivation of liberty.
Prosecutor Amanda Burrows told the jury today that Ms Clunies-Ross believed her 19-year-old lover had wronged her and was lying about an ex-girlfriend and may have had hepatitis C.
Ms Clunies-Ross lured him to her flat, told him she had a surprise for him, ordered him to strip and handcuffed him to a chair.
"He consented to being constrained at that point in time. He thought he was in for a night of sexual adventure," Ms Burrows said.
But instead, a champagne-sipping Ms Clunies-Ross smiled at the man and told him "I am going to destroy you", Ms Burrows said.
Then her longer-term boyfriend Peter Gurdulic, also a 19-year-old Darwin-based soldier, arrived with a big vibrator which she used on her victim in a one-hour ordeal.
The court was told the long-term boyfriend took photos and short videos of the attack and threatened to publish them on an army computer hard drive, accessible to all soldiers, if the victim did not do what he was told.
Ms Burrows said the man fled in a taxi after being released. He reported the assault to police in Darwin after seeking advice from a senior officer.
In pre-recorded evidence, made before he deployed to Iraq, the victim said Clunies-Ross smiled during his ordeal, during which Gurdulic brandished a large knife and the pair hit him across his kidneys.
"I yelled quite loud but being gagged it wouldn't come out," he said.
In a police interview Clunies-Ross denied the attack was a form of payback and admitted holding the vibrator near his anus.
Clunies-Ross' lawyer Jeremy Scudds said she denied actually penetrating her restrained lover.
Mr Scudds said she was scared of Gurdulic but had no idea what would happen when the unstable man arrived at her flat, angry that his fellow soldier had "whiteanted" him and then made a move on Clunies-Ross.
"He was the type of man who was domineering and controlling," he said.
Gurdulic was found dead in unsuspicious circumstances at Leeuwin Barracks in November 2006 after being charged over the alleged attack.

this was really "not his lucky day". as a soldier i think he would have been prepared to fend off a viscious vibrator attack but have been cuffed he was screwed..................literally.

Eight taken to hospital after eating questionable muffins at Que trade school

REPENTIGNY, Que. - Seven students and a teacher are recovering in hospital after consuming baked goods that may have contained a strong concentration of cannabis.
Police in Repentigny, near Montreal, say the class was celebrating the end of a course at a trade school this morning when students began to fall ill. Police spokesman Guy Belair says an 18-year-old student brought the muffins to class.
Belair says the student could face a wide range of charges including drug-related accusations.
The eight people, the majority of them between 16 and 18, were taken to Pierre-Le-Gardeur Hospital in Repentigny, but officials say they're doing well.
Belair says the muffins will be analyzed to determine what exactly the students and teacher ingested.

i remember once when i ate some questionable brownies my buddy made....we went to a concert. it was great. much better than a hospital...........

Friday, January 18, 2008

Police: 'One-Man Crime Spree' Arrested For 99th Time

EAST GARDEN CITY, N.Y. -- Police in New York state called a serial burglar who has been arrested for the 99th time a "one-man crime spree."

Cedric McCants, who has been convicted 78 times for burglaries, robberies and grand larcenies, has been jailed 15 times.
His longest stint in prison was for four years.
McCants was on parole when police linked him to a series of burglaries in East Garden City, N.Y., including a break-in at the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Investigators said he steals laptops and then sells them.
Because 67 of his 78 convictions were for misdemeanors, he has received relatively short prison sentences.
Police, who are frustrated by the case, are demanding that prosecutors and judges give McCants a longer sentence than he has received in the past.
In a statement, Nassau's district attorney promised to "push hard for significant upstate prison time for this career criminal."

this is nothing that a bullet in the head wont fix. i guess hes testing ny's tough 100 strikes and your out law........

Sex bomb gives off bad vibrations

Residents of Gothenburg were able to breathe a collective sigh of relief on Wednesday after a suspicious device turned out not to be a bomb but a vibrating sex toy.

Bomb disposal experts were called to the north west of the city on Wednesday after a concerned janitor called the police. While out sweeping rubbish from a parking lot, he had noticed a small parcel moving about in a most unusual manner. Police arriving at the scene immediately sealed off the area and called in the bomb squad. A recent spate of infighting among rival gangs has put police in the city on high alert. But on this occasion the infamous west coast biker gangs can probably be ruled out of the equation.When, having excerised great care, the explosives experts finally got the package open they discovered nothing more dangerous than a throbbing vibrator. Relieved police officers were able to remove the cordons before taking the battery-operated toy to the local station."But we don't really expect anybody to come asking for it," spokesman Jan Strannegård told Göteborgs-Posten.

some of the female cops are holding it for questioning..........

Public's help sought in suspected squirrel scam

A squirrely deal is making the rounds in Nevada this week after police warned residents of a door-to-door salesman who offers an unusual service.

For a $600 fee, an unidentified man offered to clear a Nevada residents chimney of a squirrel infestation this afternoon, according to a release by the Nevada Police Department. The unidentified man told the resident that he needed to get rid of the infestation immediately, and pressured the reporting person into writing a check immediately for those services, according to the release. The resident rejected the deal and the man left. The man was last seen in the 900 block of 11th Street in Nevada, according to the release, driving a pickup truck. Call the Nevada Police Department with any information on this case at (515) 382.4593

the homeowner better hope that hes not killed by squirrels in his sleep.

U.S. wives find place in strict Saudi society

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- Teresa Malof knew she wasn't in Kentucky anymore when a cleric issued a fatwa against her secret Santa gift exchange.
Malof proposed the idea at the King Fahad National Guard Hospital, where she has worked for more than a decade. It was supposed to be discreet, but rumors were whispered amid veils and hijabs that the lithe, blond nurse, raised on farmland at the edge of Appalachia, was planning to celebrate a Christian tradition in an Islamic kingdom that forbids the practicing of other religions.
"Even though I'm a Muslim too, I like to celebrate the holidays and have gift exchanges," said Malof, a convert to Islam who is married to the son of a former Saudi ambassador. "But word got out, and the religious people came with a fatwa (or edict) against the Santa party."

For American women married to Saudi men, such is life in this exotic, repressive and often beguiling society where tribal customs and religious fervor rub against oil wealth and the tinted-glass skyscrapers that rise Oz-like in the blurry desert heat. This is not a land of the First Amendment and voting rights; it is a kingdom run by the strict interpretation of Wahhabi Islam, where abayas hang in foyers, servants linger like ghosts, minarets glow in green neon and, as a recent court case showed, a woman who is raped can also be sentenced to 200 lashes for un-Islamic behavior.
"Haram, haram" (forbidden, forbidden). American wives know the phrase well. It is learned over years of peeking through veils at supermarkets or sitting in the back of SUVs while Filipino drivers glide through traffic.
Freedom lies behind courtyard walls, where private swimming pools glimmer and the eyes of the religious police do not venture. Rock 'n' roll (haram) is played, smuggled whiskey (haram) is sipped, and Christianity (haram) sometimes is practiced.
"American women get together and we talk," said Lori Baker, a mother of two who met her Saudi husband at Ohio State University in 1982. "We ask one another, 'Where are you on your curve now? Have you hit bottom yet?' We all go through the highs and lows when it comes to moods and tolerance. ... When I first got here, I felt naked without my head scarf."
As the wife of a Saudi living off a busy Riyadh street, she said she's not completely embraced by Americans living in gated communities, but she also feels estranged within Saudi society.
It is a strange place, Bakersaid, to live between two worlds, one of quilting clubs and cookouts, the other of prayers and isolation. "You have to do soul searching and really define who you are," she said.
"My husband is the man of my dreams, and I decided to go wherever that took us."

shes a dumbass for wanting to be part of any religion that would treat women so poorly, i have no sympathy.

Police Investigate Shooting Of 2 Poodles

NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Authorities are investigating the shooting of two poodles in North Palm Beach.
Police said investigators first thought the dogs were killed by a car, but an examination of the animals revealed the gunshot wounds.
A police spokeswoman said it is unclear if the gunshots or the car killed the dogs.

Authorities did not release any information about any potential suspects.

christ , its poodles. i'd kill two poodles every day if they would let me.

500-pound NYPD officer loses pension bid

Judge backs finding that retired cop’s injury was due to his obesity

NEW YORK - A retired 500-pound police officer cannot increase his pension check by blaming his disability on an accident, because a medical board had already found it was related to his obesity, a judge said.
Paul Soto, 40, had requested a larger retirement pension, claiming that a fall at an apartment while on duty injured his knee and prevented him from full performance as a police officer.
The Police Pension Fund medical board rejected the application, and in May 2006 it recommended that he be allowed to retire with an ordinary disability pension, which pays an officer a taxable pension of half his salary. An accidental disability retirement pays a nontaxable pension of three-fourths his salary.

The board said Soto had already been found disabled in August 2004 "because he was morbidly obese and had numerous other ailments which made it impossible for him to be a police officer, including high blood pressure and narcolepsy." He also had been placed on limited duty.
Judge: Soto hadn't performed 'full duties'Soto joined the New York Police Department in August 1993, when he stood 5 feet 7 and weighed 250 pounds.
State Supreme Court Justice Judith Gische, noting that Soto now weighs "in excess of 500 pounds," cited the board's remark that Soto "had not performed his full duties as a police officer since 2003." She said in her ruling last month that he had been on restricted duty for his own protection.
Soto's lawyer, Philip Seelig, said Wednesday he was disappointed by the judge's decision. He said he had not discussed with Soto whether to appeal.

there was a time when a fat pig would have just been fired. his knee was injured because he weighs a quarter ton. it collapsed. he should never been allowed to become a cop in the first place.

Carson City mom arrested in filthy, freezing apartment

A Carson City mother was jailed Tuesday after police found her intoxicated inside her filthy apartment with no heat or water and two small children.Crystalina E. Garcia, 24, was booked into the Carson City Jail at 10:15 p.m. on suspicion of gross misdemeanor child neglect.According to the arrest report, officers received word that Garcia was living at an apartment on Silver Oak Drive without heat and water.When police arrived at the address, they allegedly found Garcia's living room window "fully open" in 30-degree weather. When Garcia opened the door and allowed officers inside, "the reek of cat urine and vomit was nearly overwhelming," Deputy Glenn Fair wrote in his police report.Fair said Garcia was apparently intoxicated, and though there was no food in the refrigerator, there was beer there. He said empty bottles of beer and liquor were "all over the kitchen," and what appeared to be vomit in the sink.Fair said in the living room he found a 9-month-old boy and 5-year-old girl. He stated that "items" covered the floors and there were no blankets on a child's bed."I could not find any diapers or associated infant-care supplies anywhere in the apartment. There was two cans of powdered infant formula, but no bottles which were usable," Fair stated.Child Protective Services was called and a social worker agreed the condition of the apartment was unsuitable for the children.Garcia allegedly told police she was baby-sitting the 9-month-old and that the girl was her daughter and lived in the apartment with her.

ok rummy, do whatever you want with your life but dont do this to the kids. this piece of shit should be steralized. whats wrong with people? " cant feed the kids buts i needs to get my drunk on".

Woman Admits To Leaving Newborn To Die In Restroom

DENVER -- A woman accused of giving birth in the bathroom of a North Cherry Creek sports bar in 2004 and leaving the baby to die pleaded guilty Wednesday in connection with the case. Erin Pendleton, 31, pleaded guilty to child abuse resulting in death.
She will face up to 40 years in prison when she is sentenced on Feb. 28.
The body of the full-term newborn boy was found in the women's restroom of Legends Bar and Grill by a janitor on June 26, 2004. The newborn was stuffed in a plastic bag, at the bottom of the trash bin, covered in a layer of trash, according to the arrest affidavit.

Pendleton had been at the bar the previous night and had given birth in a bathroom stall.
According to the arrest affidavit, Pendleton continued bar-hopping with her friends after she had delivered.
Two friends who were with Pendleton told police that she left their table for about 90 minutes and was later found in the women's restroom clutching a vest around her waist. She told her friends that she had passed a kidney stone and was bleeding.
The women then left the bar and went to the home of one of the friends, where Pendleton borrowed some clothes to replace her bloody outfit. After changing, she left with her friends for another bar, where they continued drinking, the affidavit said.
Detectives were able to locate Pendleton by tracing a credit card receipt used in the bar after a waiter described a woman "layered in clothing and acting ill."
The Denver coroner said the infant was born alive but died of asphyxiation.

heres another one to be steralized....just as soon as we lock her up and throw away the key.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Man accidentally shoots himself during robbery, police say

KOKOMO - Kokomo police say a man accidentally shot himself in the groin as he was robbing a convenience store.A clerk told police a man carrying a semiautomatic handgun entered the Village Pantry this morning demanding cash and a pack of cigarettes. The clerk put the cash in a bag and as she turned to get the cigarettes, she heard the gun discharge.Police say surveillance video shows the man shooting himself as he placed the gun in the waistband of his pants. The clerk wasn't injured.A short time later, police found 25-year-old Derrick Kosch at a home with a gunshot wound to his right testicle and lower left leg. He was expected to have surgery at a hospital.Police plan to charge him with armed robbery.

ok, he broke some robbery rules. 1. dont take the safety off your gun unless you plan to use it. 2. dont discharge it accidentally. 3. absolutely do not, for any reason ever, shoot yourself in the balls. i cant stress that third one enough. actually rule three is a pretty good rule anytime in your life.

How funny.......

lest you didnt think merv had a sense of humor

Man Drives Car Into McDonalds After Not Getting Fries

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Police said a Florida man was so angry he didn't get the fries he ordered he rammed his car into a McDonald's restaurant.
Jacksonville police said David Spillers drove through the play area and smashed into the side of a McDonald's restaurant and then sped off. Police tracked him down by following a trail of broken glass to his car, which was parked at a nearby apartment complex.
No one was injured in the incident. Spillers is facing several charges.

doesnt anyone shoot anymore? i dont get my fries i gots to pull out my nine and cap somebody. thats how i roll. god , how i love florida.............

Snipes' Tax Fraud Trial Opens in Ocala

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for Wesley Snipes ticked off more than 70 potential character witnesses, including several celebrities, as jury selection began Monday in the actor's tax fraud and conspiracy trial.
Muhammad Ali, Spike Lee, Tom Brokaw, Barbara Walters, Woody Harrelson, Sylvester Stallone and Gus Van Sant were among the names mentioned.
Snipes, 45, and two co-defendants, both known tax protesters, are accused of conspiring to defraud the U.S. of millions of dollars. The actor allegedly first collaborated with Eddie Ray Kahn and Douglas P. Rosile in 2000, then stopped filing tax returns.
Prosecutors say he fraudulently tried to retrieve $11 million in paid 1996 and 1997 taxes and directed his movie companies to stop withholding taxes from employees.
Attorneys for Snipes insist he was misled by unscrupulous advisers and didn't know he was doing anything wrong. They have tried, unsuccessfully, to separate the three defendants at trial.
Snipes, who starred in the "Blade" movies, faces as many as 16 years in prison if convicted, while Kahn and Rosile face 10 years.
His case has been delayed twice because of his commitments and the huge volume of paperwork in the case. Jury selection did not conclude Monday, as had been scheduled.
Snipes had tried unsuccessfully to get his trial moved from this central Florida town, arguing it was racist and he couldn't get a fair hearing. The pool of 37 potential jurors was predominantly white, and Senior Judge William Terrell Hodges moved through them slowly.
Most had heard of the case, but not extensively.
Before court, Snipes appeared at a vigil with the leaders of several predominantly black churches. The pastors followed Snipes to the courthouse and continued to watch when jury selection began.
Snipes did not speak after court, on the advice of counsel. But two attorneys from his legal team offered short statements, reminding potential jurors that Snipes went to high school in nearby Orlando and of "the dichotomy of the man known as Wesley Snipes."
"We want the jury to understand that Wesley Snipes is very much like everybody at the same time, and at the same time very different," said Daniel Meachum, a longtime Snipes adviser.
Lead attorney Robert Bernhoft said Snipes "begged, pleaded and prayed for answers from the IRS" but got no response before the indictment.

his lawyers just cracked open a whole deck of race cards and hope to draw to the straight. just pay your damn taxes wesley. we all have to do it. god knows you made enough money off of those shitty movies. this just shows that just because you made a bundle of cash from acting it doesnt make you a rocket scientist. i cant believe a grown man could fall for such a bullshit scam.

Spears shocks shoppers with striptease

Britney Spears stunned sales staff at a Betsey Johnson store in Sherman Oaks, California on Sunday when she stepped out of a fitting room completely naked.
A day before Spears' bizarre antics outside a Los Angeles courthouse cost her visitation rights to her young son for a month, the singer was stripping in front of shoppers.
Spears and her paparazzi boyfriend Adnan Ghalib caused a stir at the upmarket store upon their arrival, and as trendy shoppers watched, Spears grabbed a Betsey Johnson dress and took it to a fitting room.
But when she re-appeared, she wasn't wearing the dress or what she had on when she entered the store.
One store employee who witnessed Spears' shocking display tells Life & Style magazine, "I was blown away. Britney's private parts were right in front of me!
"I grabbed a dress to cover her and she screamed, 'Get away from me! Don't you *****ng come near me!'"
Witnesses allege Spears and Ghalib then spent more than 30 minutes alone in one of the store's fitting rooms before the singer stumbled out, mumbling unintelligibly.
Another employee says, "I couldn't understand a word she was saying. She was slurring and spitting, and talking with a British accent... I wanted to help her, but she was so mean that I left her alone."
The bizarre scene at Betsey Johnson came during a weekend when Spears was spotted out and about with her new man, wearing one of the dresses she wore when she wed Kevin Federline in 2004.
She returned to the area after her bizarre Los Angeles Superior Court antics on Monday for more craziness - she took an army of paparazzi into a nearby church and insisted on sitting in silence for just over two minutes.

anyone else tired of her? just how fucked up do you have to act to knock your pregnant ,underage sister off of the headlines? please go back to the trailer park you crawled out from under....or ,at the very least, o.d. soon.