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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Did you know a mosquito has 47 teeth?

Did you know:

The heart of giraffe is two feet long, and can weigh as much as twenty four pounds.

On average, Elephants sleep for about 2 hours per day.

Lobsters have blue blood.

Shark's teeth are literally as hard as steel.

A mosquito has 47 teeth.

Oxygen, carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen make up 90% of the human body.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Did you know these THE HUMAN BODY facts


It takes your food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach.

One human hair can support 3 kg (6 LB).

The average man's penis is three times the length of his thumb.

Human thighbones are stronger than concrete.

A woman's heart beats faster than a man's.

There are about one trillion bacteria on each of your feet. Women blink twice as often as men.

The average person's skin weighs twice as much as the brain.

Your body uses 300 muscles to balance itself when you are standing still.

If saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it.

Women reading this will be finished now.

Men reading this are still busy checking their thumbs.


Stop it....I see you laughing!!!!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Did you know a singer in Seoul broke the world marathon for singing?


SEOUL (AFP) – A South Korean housewife on Saturday broke a world record in marathon singing after crooning for more than 76 hours without stopping at a Seoul karaoke bar, local record verifiers said.
Kim Sun-Ok, 54, broke the 75-hour Guinness World Record held by Marcus Lapratt of the United States, the private Korea Record Institute said.
She started singing at 11:14 am Thursday (0214 GMT) and sang a total of 1,283 tunes before she gave up at 3:21 pm Saturday following her family's appeal for her to quit for the sake of her health, it said.
Under Guinness World Record regulations, she was given 30-second breaks between songs and five-minute breaks every hour. She was also barred from singing any song she had already sung less than four hours earlier, it said.
"My sister has had a very strong sense of determination since she was young. Once she sets her mind to anything, she finishes it," her brother, Kwang-Jin, was quoted as telling South Korea's Yonhap news agency.
The Korea Record Institute said it would submit video footage of Kim's feat to the Guinness authorities for official recognition as the new title holder in "longest singing marathon by an individual."

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Did you know man stole bugulars van?

Patrick Rosario was in the basement of his Bellevue home on Tuesday when he heard the burglars upstairs.
The Seattle Times reported the 32-year-old Rosario, who had been laid off from his job as a Washington Mutual bank manager, called police while he sneaked out of the house.
He saw a white van sitting in front of his house with the motor running and the keys in the ignition, and he got in and drove it to a friend's house.
Police said the burglars left the televisions, a laptop computer and a jewelry box by the door and took off on foot.
The sheriff's office said no arrests had been made

Did you know a man was bitten by a snake at Walmart and is suing?



Wal-Mart is full of signs highlighting low prices, but there should be another warning customers that they might be attacked by snakes on the premises, a bitten shopper says.Hollywood resident Jay Richitelli filed suit against the mega retailer because a venomous pygmy rattlesnake bit him July 6 last year in the lawn and garden section of the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Pembroke Pines. He is seeking an unspecified amount in monetary damages in the Broward Circuit Court case. His attorneys said his medical bills could top $100,000.Richitelli, 42, was the third Floridian within a three-year span to fall victim to a pygmy rattler — a small, ill-tempered snake — slithering around a Wal-Mart garden center. Two men were attacked in separate incidents in 2006 at stores in Central Florida."Since it happened in the past, it was very foreseeable it could happen again," said Armando Paz, Richitelli's attorney.

Wal-Mart declined to discuss the attack because of the pending litigation."The safety of our customers is always the top priority," said Michelle Bradford, a spokeswoman at the chain's headquarters in Bentonville, Ark.Snake attacks at department stores' garden centers are rare, said Miami-Dade Fire-Rescue Capt. Ernie Jillson, head of the agency's Venom Response Bureau. When they do happen, it's usually unclear whether the snake came in with plants or came onto the premises on its own, he said.Pygmy rattlers, which don't grow longer than 2 feet, are one of six species of venomous snakes in Florida. There are no recorded incidents of people dying from their bite, but their venom can cause nerve damage and other medical ailments, Jillson said.Richitelli, who works at his family's thrift store, said he was looking for plants for his father's home when the young rattler clamped onto his right hand."It felt like fire going through my arm," he said."I looked and the thing was latched on."Richitelli said he began swinging his arm trying to get the snake off, accidentally hitting a Wal-Mart employee with the rattler. When he finally shook off the snake, he stomped on it until it was dead, sat down and called 911, he said. more

Did you know Waynesville mom charge with distributing drugs?


WAYNESVILLE — Some mothers give their sons household chores like taking out the garbage or helping with the laundry. Stephanie Bowser is facing charges of having her 14-year-old son help cultivate marijuana.
Bowser was arrested at her Waynesville home Friday afternoon, after months of investigation that began at her former residence on Webbshaw Drive in Washington Twp. The investigation was launched after intelligence from more than one source, said Commander John Burke, with the Warren County Drug Task Force.
According to police, Bowser also gave a 16-year-old friend and her 17-year-old boyfriend prescription drugs to sell at school.
"It's an unusual case and a sad situation, really," Burke said.
Bowser, 38, is accused of distributing Darvocet, Xanax, Ultram and Wellbutrin. She also is charged with allowing Xanax to be sold at her home, and with possessing methadone.
She was indicted on 22 counts by the Montgomery County Grand Jury, including trafficking in drugs, endangering children and corrupting another with drugs.
Her son is with family members and has not been charged.
Bowser, an employee with Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, has security clearance at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Did you know that Householders to be charged for each flush of toilet?


HOUSEHOLDERS would be charged for each flush under a radical new toilet tax designed to help beat the drought.The scheme would replace the current system, which sees sewage charges based on a home's value - not its waste water output. CSIRO Policy and Economic Research Unit member Jim McColl and Adelaide University Water Management Professor Mike Young plan to promote the move to state and federal politicians and experts across the country. "It would encourage people to reduce their sewage output by taking shorter showers,recycling washing machine water or connecting rainwater tanks to internal plumbingto reduce their charges,''Professor Young said. "Some people may go as far as not flushing their toilet as often because the less sewage you produce, the less sewage rate you pay.'' Professor Young said sewer pricing needed to be addressed as part of the response to the water crisis. "People have been frightened to talk about sewage because it is yucky stuff, but it is critically important to address it, as part of the whole water cycle,'' he said. "We are looking at reforming the way sewage is priced and this plan will drive interest in the different ways water is used throughout Australia.'' The reform would see the abolition of the property-based charge with one based on a pay-as-you-go rate and a small fixed annual fee to cover the cost of meter readings and pipeline maintenance, Professor Young said. The pay-as-you-go rate would provide financial savings for those who reduce their waste water output. more

Did you know that Michael Jackson is planning on having auctions on his valuables?


Michael Jackson's iconic white glove and more than 2,000 other items from Neverland will go under the hammer in April - including his throne, his Rolls-Royce, three suits of armor, fine paintings, costumes, baubles, massive statuary, awards, furniture and even the gates to the ranch.
"Michael Jackson was a collector of everything," said Darren Julien, president of Julien's Auctions, which will conduct the sale from April 22 to 25 in Beverly Hills. "We've never seen a collection that is as extensive and eccentric as his."

A 1995 portrait of Jacko in Elizabethan dress, holding a crown on a pillow is estimated to fetch $4,000 to $6,000, and the gold-painted throne that sat outside bedroom has an estimated value of $1,500 to $2,500.
A 1999 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph limo with an interior the star adorned with 24-karat gold doodads could fetch $140,000 to $160,000.
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The glittery white glove Jackson wore for his stage performance of "Billie Jean" is estimated to fetch $10,000 to $15,000, and a special-effects robotic Michael Jackson head made for the 1988 film "Moonwalker" could fetch between $2,000 to $3000.
The conservative estimate for the total value of all the items on the block is $1.5. more

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Did you know that 3 people that were booked on Continental Flight that crashed were saved because of the delay?

Three people booked on the Continental commuter flight that crashed and killed all 49 on board missed the plane because of a delay in their connection.
Dave Beckeny, Paul Dwaragowski and a third unidentified business associate were booked on Flight 3407 but never boarded the doomed plane because they were held up for five hours in New Orleans, WCBS 880 Radio in New York reported.
It was a delay that saved their lives.
Beckeny and Dwaragowski told the station in an interview that they are demolition construction workers who were to fly from New Orleans to Buffalo with a connection in Newark, N.J., where the Continental flight originated.
Beckeny said he got a call from his wife about the plane crash in Buffalo.
"It was pretty emotional," he told the station. "It's a scary feeling, knowing that we were supposed to be on that plane."
Dwaragowski said he received 10 phone calls informing him of the disaster.
"We're just shaking our heads," he said. "It was weird how it all came about."
The commuter prop jet was heading to Buffalo from Newark and was attempting to land in foggy, snowy weather when it dipped suddenly and crashed into a house in a Buffalo suburb, killing all 49 on board and 1 person in the home.
The three passengers who weren't on the plane have been scheduled for a 6:40 flight Saturday morning out of Newark.
"As much as I don’t want to go on this plane at all, I just want to see my family," Dwaragowski told WCBS.

Did you know thieves crashed 74 year old woman car to get her lottery money?

Thieves crash into 74-year-old Pasco woman to steal her lotto money
NEW PORT RICHEY -- A 74-year-old woman went into Publix on Wednesday morning to cash in her lottery money. Then, according to authorities, three people followed her out of the store, rear-ended her car and took off with her purse -- and her $580 winnings.
The woman, who is from New Port Richey, was driving on DeCubellis Road when the black pickup truck crashed into the back of her car, according to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report.
The driver motioned for her to pull over to the shoulder, which she did. The woman got out of her car to check the damage on her bumper and noticed that the three people in the pickup truck -- two men and a woman -- looked familiar, the report said. She realized she had seen them moments earlier at the Publix. Then one of the men opened her passenger door, stole her purse and then they all took off, according to the report.
In investigating the crime, authorities viewed video from Publix and identified the thief as Jonathan Carpenter, 36, of New Port Richey. He was arrested Thursday on a charge of vehicle burglary. According to his arrest report, he confessed to taking the woman's purse -- though he said the car was struck "unintentionally." more

Did you know congress passed the stimulas bill and no one read it?


WASHINGTON -- Congress passed the final version of a $787 billion economic stimulus plan aimed at jolting the slumping U.S. economy, sending the legislation to President Obama's desk for his signature.
Speaking in his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama said Saturday, "I will sign this legislation into law shortly, and we'll begin making the immediate investments necessary to put people back to work doing the work America needs done."
He said the newly passed $787 billion economic stimulus legislation marks a "major milestone on our road to recovery."
At the same time, he cautioned, "This historic step won't be the end of what we do to turn our economy around, but rather the beginning. The problems that led us into this crisis are deep and widespread, and our response must be equal to the task."
The bill passed the Senate late Friday night with a vote of 60-38 after Democratic leadership held the vote open for several hours to allow one member, Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, to return to Washington to cast the deciding vote. He had flown back from Ohio, where his mother died earlier in the week.
"We just passed this bill to help our struggling economy," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said.
The House approved the measure earlier in the day by a vote of 246-183, with no Republican "yes" votes and one member voting present.
House Republicans remained united in their opposition to the package despite concerns among GOP leaders Thursday that at least a handful of Republicans would vote for it. Democrats picked up three of the 11 members who jumped ship to side with Republicans on the previous vote two weeks ago. more

Monday, February 9, 2009

Did you know a South Dakot man listed robbery as occupation?

A Rapid City, S.D., man arrested in western Nebraska on a charge he held up a bank had nearly $3,000 cash with him and listed his occupation as “robbery,” according to a court document.Hours before his arrest, he used false documents to seek treatment at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Hot Springs, where a police officer spotted the money, the document states.Lonnie Pannell, who also goes by the last name King, 49, of Rapid City, pleaded not guilty Friday in federal court to one count of bank robbery for Thursday afternoon’s holdup of Dakotah Bank in Rapid City.
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A Nebraska State Patrol trooper arrested him that evening near Chadron.According to an FBI agent’s affidavit filed with the complaint, King was identified as the man who walked up to a teller, opened an accordion-type folder and told the woman it was a robbery and he didn’t want any dye packs with the money, then added he wasn’t kidding.He didn’t show a gun, she complied and he took off. more

Did you knowthis woman wasaccused of practing medicine without a license?


TAMPA -- Sheriff's deputies are seeking a Tampa woman they say illegally injected silicone and saline into two women's buttocks.
Sharhonda L. Lindsay, 32, of 9827 Blue Palm Way, left, was not licensed when she administered the cosmetic enhancements on Jan. 29, according to Sheriff's spokesman J.D. Callaway.
Lindsay met the women, Andrea Nicole Lee, 30, and Zakiya Thema Teagle, 33, at Lee's home, 7907 Savanah Palm Place in Tampa, where the victims agreed to pay Lindsay to inject them with Hydrogel and saline solution, Callaway said.
Lee paid $500 for 40 injections, Callaway. And Teagle paid $250 for 20 injections.
After Lindsay left, Callaway said, the victims experienced pain and discomfort, and were taken to Town & Country Hospital for internal injuries, where they remain. Lee is in serious condition, while Teagle is stable, Callaway said.
Lindsay is wanted on two counts of practicing medicine without a license. more

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Did you know man is paid $93, 803 a year to do nothing?

ALBANY -- As he tells it, Randall Hinton is paid $93,803 a year to do nothing.
He spends much of his workday at the State Insurance Fund donning headphones, listening to rock 'n' roll, blues or classical tunes and his superiors are cool with that.
His work agenda involves placing his feet up on his desk, staring out his office window and counting cars on the New York State Thruway. He arrives at 7:30 a.m., leaves at 3:30 p.m., sees no one and talks to no one.
He never does any work. It's been this way for Hinton for most of this decade.
"I just sit here," said Hinton, 55, of Niskayuna, a 27-year state employee who has held several high-level posts at various agencies.
At 6 feet 4 inches and 265 pounds he is an imposing figure who will begin to tear up when he discusses his situation. A member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe in Maine, he said he is being discriminated against because of his national origin and retaliated against for having sued the state.
Since February 2002, Hinton has been director of investigations for the Insurance Fund, but he said he has never been allowed to investigate anything. Instead, he builds up pension credits, year after year, but is unproductive at work because his superiors are blackballing him, he and his former boss say.
Hinton contends he is without portfolio as retaliation for suing Gov. George Pataki's administration 10 years ago, alleging discrimination then, too. That was after getting stuck in a storeroom for two years for refusing to leave his post at the Department of Environmental Conservation heading investigations to make room for a Republican appointee, he said.
In a January 2002 settlement in his suit against then-DEC Commissioner John Cahill (who later became Pataki's top deputy) and then-Assistant DEC Commissioner James W. Tuffey (now Albany's police chief) he was guaranteed state employment as a director of investigations.
"We didn't offer to settle, they did," said Tuffey. "They said just transfer him." Tuffey said the friction between Hinton and DEC officials developed because he wanted to go to the police academy to become a sworn DEC officer, but had not taken the civil service tests required. more

Did you know 60 year old woman had twins?

CALGARY, Alberta — A 60-year-old woman in the Western Canadian city of Calgary has given birth to twins after going to India for fertility treatments, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp reported on its website on Thursday.
The report said the twins, both boys, were seven weeks prematurely delivered by Caesarean section. Though one is breathing with the help of special equipment, doctors said the twins are doing well but will be kept in hospital until they gain weight and both can breathe on their own.
The woman, originally from India, traveled back to that country for in vitro fertilization using donor eggs after being refused the treatment in Canada because of her age. The CBC said she had tried for years to get pregnant but had miscarried three times, even after surgery to correct a problem with her womb.
While unusual, a 60-year old woman giving birth is nowhere near a record. ABC News reported in July that a 72-year-old woman in India, who already had five grandchildren, gave birth to twins after in vitro fertilization, making her the world's oldest mother.
The CBC report said the Calgary woman's obstetrician thought it was a joke when she was referred to him before she showed up at his office. He is still questioning the implications of someone having children at an advanced age. more

Did you inow Girl Says Mother Allowed Father to Rape, and Impregnate Sister

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. — The older sister of a girl allegedly molested and impregnated four times by their father said Thursday their mother allowed the abuse and should face more than a child-endangerment charge.
"I want her to get more charges," the 20-year-old said outside a western Missouri courthouse. "I want her to pay as much as my father. I don't want either of them to get away with a slap on the wrist."
The mother is charged with one count of endangering the welfare of a child. Cass County prosecutors said additional charges were possible but declined to elaborate. The woman is free on $10,000 bond.
The Associated Press is withholding the names of the suspects and other family members to protect the identity of the daughter who was allegedly sexually assaulted. Neither the mother nor the father has entered a plea in the case.
The 47-year-old mother was allowed to miss a scheduled court appearance Thursday; a preliminary hearing was set for March 5. Her public defender, Angela Weatherford, declined to comment on the case.
Her husband, also 47, faces charges including second-degree murder in the death of a boy born in November 2006. The infant is believed to have died months later after not receiving medical treatment for pneumonia.
The baby's remains were found last month in a cooler on a rural property where the family once lived near Harrisonville, a town of about 9,000 people about 40 miles south of Kansas City.
Two other babies the man is suspected of fathering with his now 19-year-old daughter also died. Charges have not been filed in those cases.
The body of one of those babies was found in a different cooler last month on the Harrisonville property. The other infant is believed to have been buried in Oklahoma, where the family briefly lived.
A surviving child — a 3-year-old boy — is in state custody.
The man also is charged with endangering the welfare of a child, statutory rape and two counts each of incest and abandoning a corpse. He is being held on $500,000 bond. more

Did you know this War vet pulls 13 of his teeth out ?

A BRITISH Gulf War veteran pulled out 13 of his teeth with pliers when he could not find an NHS dentist.
TA soldier Ian Boynton could not afford to go private for treatment after suffering with excruciating toothache since 2006.
So instead he took drastic action and removed them himself.
The 42-year-old, from Beverley, East Yorks, had not had his teeth looked at since seeing the army dentist in 2003.
And he has not registered with a dentist of his own since 2001.
He said: “I’ve tried to get in at 30 dentists over the last eight years but have never been able to find one to take on NHS patients.

Root of the problem ... Ian's pulled teeth
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“I started having pain in a front tooth, which protruded slightly more than the others. I was constantly fiddling with it and wiggling it because it hurt so much.
“In the end I knew it had to come out and had to use the pliers to pull it.
“Amazingly, it did not hurt as much as you might think. I think I’d been prising it that much in the meantime that I’d been killing the nerve.”
As he could not find a dentist his teeth were deteriorating and in the last two years Ian has pulled out 13 top teeth – including molars, incisors and canines.
He now only has two teeth left in the roof of his mouth.
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Did you know that doctor was injured when his car blew up?



(CNN) -- An explosion that critically injured the chairman of the Arkansas Medical Board on Wednesday was caused by a bomb, police said.

Dr. Trent Pierce was injured outside his home Wednesday, authorities and local media say.

Dr. Trent Pierce was wounded when the car blew up in front of his West Memphis, Arkansas, home, authorities said.
Earlier, police told CNN affiliate WREG that they did not believe foul play was involved.
Pierce, a family practitioner who specializes in asthma, was flown to a Memphis, Tennessee, hospital in extremely critical condition, the station reported, citing police. The blast occurred at about 8 a.m. as Pierce got into the car, affiliate WMC-TV reported.
Aerial footage from the scene showed the white SUV with its hood blown up and its front end extensively damaged.
Medical board spokeswoman Peggy Cryer said the board heard Pierce was flown to the hospital but had no definite information beyond that.
"We do not know enough to give any kind of statement," she said.
Callers to Pierce's office received an answering machine message saying the office is closed, but the call repeatedly disconnected during the recording, preventing messages from being left.
Doris Davis, who works in an eye doctor's office next door, said Pierce's office staff is swamped trying to deal with patients who arrived for their appointments.
FBI spokesman Jason Pack said agents were en route to the scene, along with personnel from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The FBI is assisting local authorities in their investigation, he said.
West Memphis, Arkansas, and Memphis, Tennessee, are separated by the Mississippi River.
Pierce was described as a pillar of the community in West Memphis, a small town of about 30,000 people.
Davis said Pierce is well-liked, active in his church and is married with two adult children.
She said the FBI was at her office and interviewed her boss, Dr. Eddie Bryant. Bryant is a close friend of Pierce's and went to medical school with him, Davis said.

Did you kow that google can track you on the move?

SAN FRANCISCO — With an upgrade to its mobile maps, Google Inc. hopes to prove it can track people on the go as effectively as it searches for information on the Internet.
The new software to be released Wednesday will enable people with mobile phones and other wireless devices to automatically share their whereabouts with family and friends.
The feature, dubbed "Latitude," expands upon a tool introduced in 2007 to allow mobile phone users to check their own location on a Google map with the press of a button.
"This adds a social flavor to Google maps and makes it more fun," said Steve Lee, a Google product manager.
It could also raise privacy concerns, but Google is doing its best to avoid a backlash by requiring each user to manually turn on the tracking software and making it easy to turn off or limit access to the service.

Google also is promising not to retain any information about its users' movements. Only the last location picked up by the tracking service will be stored on Google's computers, Lee said.
The software plots a user's location — marked by a personal picture on Google's map — by relying on cell phone towers, global positioning systems or a Wi-Fi connection to deduce their location. The system can follow people's travels in the United States and 26 other countries.
It's left up to each user to decide who can monitor their location.
The social mapping approach is similar to a service already offered by Loopt Inc., a 3-year-old company located near Google's Mountain View headquarters.
Loopt's service already is compatible with more than 100 types of mobile phones.
To start out, Google Latitude will work on Research In Motion Ltd.'s Blackberry and devices running on Symbian software or Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Mobile. more

Did you know Joe Francis was Arrested for Tax-Evasion?


“Girls Gone Wild” founder Joe Francis was arrested Monday afternoon after failing to appear for a hearing earlier in the day in a federal tax-evasion case.
U.S. District Judge S. James Otero issued the warrant, which directed authorities to take Francis into custody and present him in court, according to Tom Mrozek, spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles.
Officials with the U.S. Marshals Service said Francis was taken into custody when he reported to Otero’s courtroom Monday afternoon, about five hours after he was supposed to appear there.
Last year, a grand jury in Reno accused Francis of two counts of tax evasion. He has pleaded not guilty.
Wait a second. Can’t he just withdraw his nomination to serve in the Obama administration? It’ll be embarrassing, but hey, these things happen. Forgive and forget, right? We can’t afford to be partisan and divisive at this crucial time in our nation’s history, can we?

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Did you know 90,000 sex offenders have been removed from myspace?

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - MySpace officials say about 90,000 sex offenders have been identified and removed from its huge online social networking Web site.
North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper said Tuesday the new figure is nearly double what MySpace officials originally acknowledged last year when detailing who had used their site.
Cooper and Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal have led the charge seeking efforts to make social networking Web sites safer. MySpace officials sent the numbers to Blumenthal's office Tuesday.
Last year, the attorneys general received agreements from MySpace and rival online networking site Facebook to push toward making their sites safer for young users. Both implemented dozens of safeguards, including limiting how older users can search members under 18.

Did you know these 4 Chicago women stab, and beat man to death in courtyard?


(Left to right) Tiffany Cox, Carmelita Hall, Miesha Nelson and Roslind Ball were ordered held without bail after they were charged with armed robbery and murder in the stabbing death of a man who authorities say broke a cigarette during a card game early on the morning of February 1, 2009. (Chicago Police Dept. photos)
As he fled for his life, dripping blood along a South Side sidewalk early Sunday, Morris Wilson III called a friend on his cell phone, desperately seeking help."He kept saying, 'I'm at 81st and Drexel—hurry up, hurry up,' " said Wilson's mother, Clara, recounting the story she was told by the friend.His friend came too late. Wilson, 30, a father of a 9-year-old boy, was found dead of stab wounds in an apartment courtyard.Four women—all mothers but one—were ordered held without bail Monday on charges of armed robbery and murder in Wilson's death. Authorities said his death stemmed from a drunken fight over a cigarette at about 2 a.m. Sunday.
The women—Carmelita Hall, Tiffany Cox and Miesha Nelson, all 25 and of Chicago, and Roslind Ball, 23, of Evanston—were playing cards and drinking with Wilson in an apartment in the 8100 block of South Drexel Avenue, prosecutors said.A quarrel started when Wilson broke one of the women's cigarettes, a police source said. Assistant State's Atty. LuAnn Snow said the women told Wilson to leave and he threw a beer bottle at the front door on his way out.

Did you know Cleveland man put 9111 operator on hold to make drug deal?

CLEVELAND—Police in Cleveland say a man who called 911 put the dispatcher on hold to make a drug deal.
Police say the 20-year-old man called 911 Saturday night to report that two men with guns were watching him near West 44th and Clark Avenue and hung up.
The dispatcher called him back, and during the call the man asked the dispatcher to hold on and made a drug deal.
A voice can be heard on the recording saying, “What you need? A 10-pack? A 10-pack, alright.“ A 10-pack is slang for a bundle of heroin.
The dispatcher called police, who saw the man crossing a street and found crack cocaine in his pants. The man, who didn’t have identification, was arrested and taken to jail.

Did you know SWAT team was called for a prank?


Doug Bates and his wife, Stacey, were in bed around 10 p.m., their 2-year-old daughters asleep in a nearby room. Suddenly they were shaken awake by the wail of police sirens and the rumble of a helicopter above their suburban Southern California home. A criminal must be on the loose, they thought.
Doug Bates got up to lock the doors and grabbed a knife. A beam from a flashlight hit him. He peeked into the backyard. A swarm of police, assault rifles drawn, ordered him out of the house. Bates emerged, frightened and with the knife in his hand, as his wife frantically dialed 911. They were handcuffed and ordered to the ground while officers stormed the house.
The scene of mayhem and carnage the officers expected was nowhere to be found. Neither the Bateses nor the officers knew that they were pawns in a dangerous game being played 1,200 miles away by a teenager bent on terrifying a random family of strangers.
They were victims of a new kind of telephone fraud that exploits a weakness in the way the 911 system handles calls from Internet-based phone services. The attacks — called "swatting" because armed police SWAT teams usually respond — are virtually unstoppable, and an Associated Press investigation found that budget-strapped 911 centers are essentially defenseless without an overhaul of their computer systems.

The AP examined hundreds of pages of court documents and law-enforcement transcripts, listened to audio of "swatting" calls, and interviewed two dozen security experts, investigators, defense lawyers, victims and perpetrators.
While Doug and Stacey Bates were cuffed on the ground that night in March 2007, 18-year-old Randal Ellis, living with his parents in Mukilteo, Wash., was nearly finished with the 27-minute yarn about a drug-fueled murder that brought the Orange County Sheriff's Department SWAT team to the Bateses' home.
In a grisly sounding call to 911, Ellis was putting an Internet-based phone service for the hearing-impaired to nefarious use. By entering bogus information about his location, Ellis was able to make it seem to the 911 operator as if he was calling from inside the Bateses' home. He said he was high on drugs and had just shot his sister.
According to prosecutors, Ellis picked the Bates family at random, as he did with all of the 185 calls investigators say he made to 911 operators around the country.
"If I would have had a gun in my hand, I probably would have been shot," said Doug Bates, 38. Last March, Ellis was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to five felony counts, including computer access and fraud, false imprisonment by violence and falsely reporting a crime.
In a separate, multistate case prosecuted by federal authorities in Dallas, eight people were charged with orchestrating up to 300 "swatting" calls to victims they met on telephone party chat lines. The three ringleaders were each sentenced to five years in prison. Two others were sentenced to 2 1/2 years. One defendant pleaded guilty last week and could get a 13-year sentence. The remaining two are set to go on trial in February.
A similar case was reported in Salinas, Calif., where officers surrounded an apartment where a call had come in claiming men with assault rifles were trying to break in. In Hiawatha, Iowa, fake calls about a workplace shooting included realistic gunshot sounds and moaning in the background. In November, a teenage hacker from Worcester, Mass., pleaded guilty to a five-month swatting spree including a bomb threat and report of an armed gunman that caused two schools to be evacuated. more

Did you know three senior citizens were allegedly caught stealing from Costco?

Three senior citizens were allegedly caught red handed trying to steal from a Stockton Costco store, according to authorities.Dora Mae Lewis, Sandra Denise Williams and Susan Diane Lockette Gibson loaded their cart with liquor bottles and other items and attempted to walk out of the store without paying, according to the Stockton Police Department.When security confronted the three senior citizens, the situation became ugly."One of the females became combative with the employees that were trying to stop them," said Pete Smith from the Stockton Police Department. "She began swinging a full liquor bottle at one of the employees."As the confrontation escalated in the parking lot, another suspect allegedly tried to return the stolen merchandise back in the store.Police say the three ladies are now facing robbery and burglary charges.

Did you know a man died from his cell phone exploding?



A man has died after his cell phone exploded, severing a major artery in his neck, according to reports.
The man, thought to be a shop assistant in his twenties at a computer shop in Guangzhou, southern China, died after he put a new battery in his phone. It was believed that he may have just finished charging the battery and had put the phone in his breast pocket when it exploded.
According to the local Chinese daily Shin Min Daily News, the accident happened on Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. local time.
An employee at the shop told Chinese media that she heard a loud bang and saw her colleague lying on the floor of the shop in a pool of blood. The employee said the victim had recently changed the battery in his mobile phone.
Chinese authorities have yet to determine the make and model of the phone and its battery. Some reports indicated the store was a Lenovo shop, but it was thought that this might be because the shop advertised Lenovo computer products.
Police were investigating whether the phone and battery were counterfeit.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Did you know that Super Bowl fans in Tucson, Arizona 10 seconds of eye-popping pornographic imagery

(CNN) -- Super Bowl fans in Tucson, Arizona, caught a different kind of show during Sunday's big game.
Just as Cardinals' superstar Larry Fitzgerald watched himself sprint into the end zone on the stadium's Jumbotron during Sunday's Super Bowl, 10 seconds of eye-popping pornographic imagery "flashed" across the screens of those watching at home.
"We are mortified by last evening's Super Bowl interruption, and deeply apologize to our customers for the inappropriate programming," Comcast Cable said in a written statement.
"Our initial investigation suggests this was an isolated malicious act," the statement added.
Comcast, and several local television stations that carried the signal, say they are currently investigating what caused the interruption.
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"It appears this material was only viewed by some Comcast customers," local Tucson television station KVOA-TV said in a written statement.
Television station KVOA added "when the NBC feed of the Super Bowl was transmitted from KVOA to local cable providers and through over-the-air antennas, there was no pornographic material," KVOA President and General Manager Gary Nielsen said in a separate statement.

Did you know that Octuplets' Mom Wants $2 Million From Oprah, Media Deals

The mother of octuplets born in California last week is seeking $2 million from media interviews and commercial endorsements to help pay the costs of raising the children, the Times of London reported.
Nadya Suleman, 33, plans a career as a television childcare expert. It was learned last week that she already had six children before giving birth to eight more. She now has 14 children younger than 8 years old.

Although still confined to a Los Angeles hospital bed, Suleman reportedly intends to talk to two influential television hosts this week — media mogul Oprah Winfrey and Diane Sawyer.
Her family has told agents she needs cash from media deals.
Suleman is being deluged with offers for book deals, TV shows and other business proposals, but according to her publicist she hasn't decided what she might do once she leaves the hospital.
On Friday she retained the Killeen Furtney Group public relations firm to handle what company President Joann Killeen says are hundreds of offers arriving daily. They include requests for paid interviews, TV show appearances, book deals and other opportunities.

Killeen says Suleman is "the most sought after mom in the world right now," but she hasn't decided what she'll do next, other than care for her children.
But Suleman's earning power could be diminished by the growing ethical and medical controversies surrounding her octuplets' birth. Experts believe that the unnamed fertility specialists who gave her in vitro fertilization (IVF) should not have implanted so many embryos, and in choosing to carry all eight to term, Suleman ignored guidelines, risking both the babies' health and her own. more

Did you know that Firefighters Sent To Wrong Address--Again?

ATLANTA -- For the second time in a week, Atlanta 911 dispatchers sent firefighters to the wrong address.
Fire damaged a house on Howell Drive around 4:15 p.m. Sunday, but CBS Atlanta News learned that firefighters were sent to a location on Harwell Road.
CBS Atlanta obtained the recording of the call.
“Respond to number 66 Harwell Road northwest at Delmar Lane,” a dispatcher said.

Several minutes later, one of the firefighters corrected the dispatcher, letting her know the fire was on Howell, not Harwell.
“That's going to be on Howell, Howell Road at Martin Luther King Drive. Working fire, we’ll let you know when we get on the scene,” the firefighter said. more

Man walking into church robbed at gunpoint

DAYTON —Â Police are looking for a black man in his late 20s who robbed a man walking into Grace United Methodist Church early Sunday morning, Feb. 1.
Ricky Huddleston told police he was walking from his car in the church parking lot, 1001 Harvard Blvd., at about 6:40 a.m. when a man walked up and asked him for money to catch the bus, according to a police report.
When Huddleston said he didn’t have any money, the man pulled out a black handgun from his waistband and pointed it at Huddleston’s head, he told officers.
The man took Huddleston’s wallet and ran off, the report stated. The wallet had Huddleston’s driver’s license, Social Security card and undisclosed amount of cash inside, the report stated.
Huddleston, who works at the church, did not call police for more than an hour, saying he wanted to check with the church’s pastor before notifying officers, the report stated.
Officers searched the area, but found no one matching the suspect’s description. The gunman is described to be about 5-foot-8, 160 pounds.

Did you know Mother, daughter were arrested on prostitution charges?


DAYTON - Police have arrested a woman they believe offered her daughter up for sex.
Teresa Lynn Brock, 45, was arrested on Thursday, Jan. 29, at about 8:20 p.m. on 30 South Horton St. after vice detectives called her phone during an undercover prostitution sting, according to police.

Teresa L. Brock, 45
During the conversation, Brock offered her 19-year-old daughter, Danielle K. Brock, for sexually-related services, according to police.
Undercover detectives later met up with Danielle K. Brock and, after a brief discussion, arrested her and her mother on prostitution charges.
Detectives also found heroin on Teresa Brock, according to police.
Teresa Brock is charged with promoting prostitution and drug possession. She is in jail on $50,000 bond. A background check found Teresa Brock has been arrested numerous times for soliciting and prostitution-related charges.
Danielle Brock has no arrest record prior to the incident and has since been released.

Did you know a man and his parents assaulted and tried to stab officers?








Debra Ann Glodek suspect (Picture provided by AA County Police) Suspect Jerald Glodek (Picture provided by AA County Police) Jeremy Glodek suspect (Picture provided by AA County Police)
Anne Arundel County Police say a man and his parents assaulted and tried to stab officers when they responded to a report of the family arguing.
Police say Jeremy Glodek, 20, and his parents Jerald and Debra Glodek, all of Severn Road in Severn, were arguing in a car in the 1400 block of Severn Road around 11 a.m. Sunday.
When officers approached the car, police say Jeremy Glodek assaulted the officers.
When two more officers arrived, police say his father pulled out a butcher knife and tried to stab an officer.
Police drew their weapons and the man laid the knife down, but police say Debra Glodek, 57, tried to grab the knife before assaulting the fourth officer.
All three subjects were taken into custody without further incident, according to police spokesman, Sgt. John Gilmer.
Sgt. Gilmer told WBAL radio's Angela Jackson that the younger Glodek was having "issues" with his parents prior to the arrival of the officers.
"It was learned that the son had shut his mother's arm in a car door prior to police arriving," he said.
Jeremy Glodek is charged with several counts of assault and other related charges.
Jerald Glodek, 56, is charged with attempted second-degree murder, carrying a concealed weapon, carrying a deadly weapon with intent to injure, several counts of assault and other related charges.
Debra Glodek is charged with one count of second-degree assault, two counts of hindering and other related charges.

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