Truesee's Daily Wonder

Truesee presents the weird, wild, wacky and world news of the day.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


The top ten most shoplifted items this Christmas

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


World's first sex school opens

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


In Gloomy Economic Times, Santas Learn to Help by Curbing Expectations

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Governor Christie to Obama "What the Hell Are We Paying You For"

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


The 12 Creepiest Baby Shower Cakes

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Mother tries to burn off son's tattoo

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Teacher had bra and panty party attended by 3rd graders

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Female bosses more tolerant of staff

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


House approves new TSA rules for U.S. military

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Deputies and movers don't evict 103-year-old woman

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Watch A Bunch Of Dogs Experience Sunlight And Grass For The First Time

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Moonshine still discovered in water plant

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Fix-A-Flat butt injection 'doc' ruined my face

Florida woman: Fix-A-Flat butt injection ‘doc’ ruined my face 

Transgender woman says Oneal Ron Morris shot poisonous homegrown mixture into her face

Philip Caulfield

Tuesday, November 29 2011, 2:24 PM

Rajee Narinesingh, a transgender woman who was born a man, told a local Miami station that her face was disfigured in a botched backroom performed by Oneal Ron Morris.
Screen Grab/CBS Miami
Rajee Narinesingh, a transgender woman who was born a man, told a local Miami station that her face was disfigured in a botched backroom performed by Oneal Ron Morris.
Narinesingh said she was looking for inexpensive cosmetic surgery when she contacted Morris, who has been accused of performing surgeries without a license.
Screen Grab/CBS Miami
Narinesingh said she was looking for inexpensive cosmetic surgery when she contacted Morris, who has been accused of performing surgeries without a license.


More victims are coming forward in the Miami Fix-A-Flat plastic surgery case - and the evidence isn't pretty.

Rajee Narinesingh told CBS Miami that accused transgender cosmetic quack Oneal Ron Morris pumped her face full of a toxic brew investigators say was a mix of tire mender, mineral oil and cement, leaving her disfigured for life.

Narinesingh, who was born a man, told the station that she was desperate to have plastic surgery and contacted Morris about two years ago after hearing about her through "word of mouth" in the transgender community.

"It becomes so dire that you want to match your outside with your inside that you're willing to roll the dice and take your chances," Narinesingh told CBS.

"As a transgender person, you're thinking 'Oh, my God, I can start to look like I want to look like and I don't have to spend a lot of money.'"

The botched backroom procedures left Narinesingh's face a lumpy, misshapen mess.

Her doctor, Coral Gables plastic surgeon Dr. John Martin, said he hoped surgery and therapeutic injections could undo the damage.

"She's got a long road, thousands and thousands of dollars to correct what was probably two or three hundred dollars to get the injection," Martin told CBS.

Morris was arrested earlier this month by police investigating a botched butt implant that landed a woman in a Tampa hospital in May 2010.

That procedure reportedly involved shooting a mix of cement, glue, mineral oil, and tire sealant into the woman’s buttocks.

Six victims, including Narinesingh, have come forward.

Morris was released from Miami county jail on Monday night after paying a $15,000. She refused to comment on the case, saying only "I have a lawyer."

She faces charges of practicing cosmetic surgery without a license.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Is Obama buiding a bunker under the White House lawn?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Obama I Stole Book Title Audacity of Hope from My Pastor Jeremiah Wright

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Great-grandma rakes in $53,367 -- playing bingo

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Two women crash several wedding receptions



Tuesday, November 29, 2011


'Grumpy old men' again target Ten Commandments

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Occupy Wal-Mart

Monday, November 28, 2011


Woman Shoots-Up Home Of Boyfriend's Mother,0,7820775.story

Monday, November 28, 2011


Jingle Bells, guns as well, rifles all the way

Monday, November 28, 2011


Televangelist Joel Osteen says Obama has reached out to us

Monday, November 28, 2011


Atheist's 'Bible' yanked from Sam's Club shelves

Monday, November 28, 2011


Another sex scandal for Herman Cain woman claims 13-year affair

Monday, November 28, 2011


Audio proof of Syracuse coach's abuse?

Monday, November 28, 2011


Store watched lawmaker and tracked with surveillance cameras

Monday, November 28, 2011


A teen finds out what can happen when private photos goes public

Monday, November 28, 2011


Teen will not apologize for saying Governor sucks




Sunday, November 27, 2011


Report: Smoking may be beneficial to long distance runners

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Jobless father, 34 has 15 children with 13 women and more on the way

Sunday, November 27, 2011


State takes kid from parents for being fat

Sunday, November 27, 2011


What America has to be thankful for

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Four common meds send thousands of seniors to hospital

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Black Friday madness the craziest videos

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Are Americans Really Exceptional?

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Adults put toddler in room and nailed door shut

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Frosty the Snowman arrested

Saturday, November 26, 2011


Man sues ex-girlfriend for hiding his sperm

Saturday, November 26, 2011


City declares war on ice-cream trucks

Saturday, November 26, 2011


Trauma and Joy: A Thanksgiving Story

Saturday, November 26, 2011


20 Fascinating Facts About Time From Old Rocks to Railway Clocks

Saturday, November 26, 2011


Man drags piano up mountain for elephants

Saturday, November 26, 2011


Police Superintendant Upset Judge Enforces Rule Banning Radars

Saturday, November 26, 2011


Tentative NBA deal reached

Friday, November 25, 2011


Black Friday 2011: Waffle Maker Riot Caught On Tape

Friday, November 25, 2011


Black Friday shoppers tired of waiting outside burglarizes store

Soho Hollister Burglarized by Black Friday Mob


Kat Stoeffel

New York Observer

November 25, 2011



Teen retailers Hollister and Abercrombie & Fitch promised Black Friday shoppers 101 hot guys with their shirts off, starting at midnight. Instead, the bargain hunters who scraped their tryptophan-wasted bodies off the couch were met with a handful of NYPD officers and a half a block of yellow caution tape.

Around 12:30 this morning, Hollister was burglarized by a crowd of Black Friday shoppers that had grown impatient while waiting in line outside the surf shop-inspired superstore, according to a clique of teenage eyewitnesses assembled outside the American Eagle Outfitters across the street.

NYPD on scene confirmed that the store had been robbed and would not be opening for predawn business, but had no further details about the suspects.

Hollister sales staff and lifeguards were nowhere to be found. The 5th Avenue Abercrombie & Fitch was also closed despite publicizing a midnight opening.

Friday, November 25, 2011


Shootings, pepper-spray attack mar Wal-Mart Black Friday sales

Friday, November 25, 2011


Survival Shop Reports Jump In Sales To People Preparing For "Possible Collapse"

Friday, November 25, 2011


Let me 'run through [your] dumb mistakes:' teen burglar's 'apology' letter to victims

Thursday, November 24, 2011


10 Fun Facts About Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 24, 2011


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Thursday, November 24, 2011


Woman gets ticket for vacuuming at midnight

Thursday, November 24, 2011


12 Charged With Voter Fraud in Georgia

Thursday, November 24, 2011


4-Year-Old Banned From Safeway For Shoplifting

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Belt-whipping Texas judge suspended

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Store sold woman turkey that expired four years ago

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Rush Limbaugh: The Real Story of Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Second person arrested in 'toxic tush' case

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Landlord crushes mobile home with frontend-loader,0,6050694.story

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Pat Robertson asks Condoleeza Rice, "What is this Mac and Cheese, is that a black thing?"

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Woman has 100 injections in her lips and wants more

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Inmate's weight loss cuts jail time thanks to judge's lose-a-pound gain-a-day plan,0,730113.story

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


FBI arrests 7 Amish men on hate-crime charges

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Walmart nail salon brawl sends teen to the emergency room

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Jimmy Fallon apologizes to Michele Bachmann for playing 'Lyin' B--' on 'Late Night'



Limbaugh says he would welcome Michelle Obama to his show with song Baby Got Back:

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Five myths about Newt Gingrich

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Is Michelle Obama Bad for Kids?

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Christmas tree worth nearly $2,000,000

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Meet the world's smallest athlete

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


6th grader forced to mow school lawn for falling asleep in class

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Groom & doom after wedding

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


The Coca-Cola drinks you won't find in U.S. stores

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Passenger forced to stand for a seven-hour airline flight




Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Church Hands Out $100 Bills to its Congregants

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


'Cursing' Baby Doll Upsets Parents

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Atheists Demand Marines Remove Cross Commemorating Fallen U.S. Soldiers

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Chris Matthews to Obama: Just tell us commander give us orders

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Are there limits to drug sniffing dogs? Case may end up in SCOTUS

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Two court employees charged with selling pot on courthouse property

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Bible used to smuggle knives and pills into prison

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Family claims five-year old son haunted by man with grey skin

Monday, November 21, 2011


Why Barack Obama Shouldn't Run In 2012 and Hillary Clinton Should

Monday, November 21, 2011


Lottery purchasing service shuts down in Florida after one month

Lottery purchasing service shuts down in Florida after one month

Gary Taylor
Orlando Sentinel

5:29 p.m. EST

November 21, 2011

About a month after it launched in Florida, LottoGopher has pulled the plug.

LottoGopher began more than a year ago in California and last month started selling Powerball tickets in Florida with plans to expand to other Florida Lottery games such as Lotto and Fantasy 5.

It immediately drew the ire of gambling opponents because, for the first time, it provided the opportunity to use credit cards to purchase lottery tickets.

It was only after the Florida Lottery went to court Friday to force LottoGopher to quit operating in the state that the company's chief executive officer, James Morel, learned it is illegal in Florida to redeem a lottery ticket on behalf of someone else.
He shut down operations in Florida over the weekend.

"There's no way we could operate with that in place," Morel said.

In California, Morel started by selling Mega Millions tickets and then expanded to offer other games of the California Lottery.

He had expected to do the same in Florida, starting with Powerball and adding other Florida Lottery games. Morel said he got around laws that prevent the sale of lottery tickets over the Internet by operating as a messenger service.

He said the tickets never belonged to LottoGopher.

The monthly fee was $19.42 but was reduced to just $9.99 a month if paid a year in advance. LottoGopher did not take a percentage of the winnings.

The service also allowed players to pool their tickets with other players to increase their chances of winning. Up to 100 tickets can be pooled in an existing LottoGopher group or a private pool created by players.

Allowing tickets to be bought with credit cards here was controversial. Credit cards were required to use LottoGopher in order to both prove that the buyer was of legal age and was in Florida because there are laws against gambling across state lines, Morel said.

Monday, November 21, 2011


Sugar Plum Fairy: Fired for swearing or fired for hot pants?

Monday, November 21, 2011


Newt Gingrich the man who changed Washington

Monday, November 21, 2011


Study: Beer Is Good For You

Study: Beer Is Good For You

Reduces Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease Significantly



The Hartford Courant

5:19 PM EST, November 18, 2011


We always hear about how moderate wine-drinking is good for you. What about beer?

Turns out beer is good for you, too, a new study tells us — maybe even better than wine. In moderation.

Conducted at the Research Laboratories at the Fondazione di Ricerca e Cura "Giovanni Paolo II" in Campobasso, Italy, the study examined data concerning the alcohol-drinking habits of more than 200,000 people and their relation with cardiovascular disease. The study is published in the most recent issue of the European Journal of Epidemiology: (abstract only).

The researchers found that beer reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 42 percent; the wine study they compared it to had shown a risk reduction of 31 percent.

Portions, though, play a big part. Maximum health benefits come from drinking a little more than 1 pint per day of beer with a 5 percent alcohol content.

The next question is: Why would this be? The researchers don't know how much of a role the alcohol plays vs. other ingredients. Many of the wine-is-good-for-you studies tout the presences of resveratrol, a chemical found in grapes.

Beer doesn't have resveratrol, the researchers say, but it does have other polyphenols that may be healthful.

Monday, November 21, 2011


Principal resigns over sexting

Lake Forest principal who 'sexted' resigns


Lisa Black

Tribune reporter

8:36 PM CST, November 20, 2011


A Lake Forest middle school principal resigned today in response to controversy over how the district handled his use of a work cellphone to send vulgar, harassing messages to a 22-year-old college student.

Parents only recently became aware that Deer Path Middle School Principal John Steinert, 40, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment through electronic communications in May 2009, after a Tribune report described police and court records.

As a result, Lake Forest School District 67 officials re-examined the case by viewing a completed police report that they said they had not seen before. The report showed that Steinert repeatedly sent sexually explicit messages, as well as a photograph of his penis, to the young woman after she ignored him or told him to stop.

At the time, the district wrote a letter admonishing the principal, ordered him to counseling, confiscated his cellphone and temporarily froze his salary. But the district expanded his job duties and gave him a bonus within the next year, officials said.

On Friday, Superintendent Harry Griffith announced that he planned to recommend Steinert’s dismissal during a special closed-door school board meeting today. Steinert instead offered his resignation, which was accepted by the board at its meeting.

The board met for two hours before approving Steinert's resignation in a 6-0 vote and recommending a review and strengthening of policies, including those concerning employees who are accused of criminal behavior, harassment and the proper use of social media. The board will recommend the suspension of the school resource police officer program, and establish a task force that includes community members to review policies.

The college student met Steinert after visiting the school at least 10 times while shadowing a police resource officer stationed at the school.

Board members will vote on those recommendations during its Nov. 29 meeting. Steinert will not receive any compensation beyond his paycheck as of Friday, Griffith said.

 "I can tell you that we didn’t even make a request for severance, for a buyout, or for additional insurance,” said Steinert’s lawyer, Brian Schwartz. “He just felt to help the kids, to help the school district and the community get past this, it was the right thing to do to submit his letter of resignation.”

About 20 residents attended Sunday’s meeting, with several demanding the resignation of Griffith and the board members who served in 2009.

“I know you are going to do the right thing regarding the principal so I am not concerned about the principal,” said Jerry Tunney, a retired principal who has lived in Lake Forest since 1966. “I am concerned about your handling of the superintendent’s contract. You will provide for him an unbelievable golden parachute. Is that parachute still packed? Is it ready to be presented to him this spring when he retires?”

Chris Munns, also a resident who is a principal in Chicago Public Schools, said she was disgusted when she came home from work to learn her 10 and 11-year-old children talking about the principal.

“My children knew exactly what had happened to their principal. No adult had spoken to my children,” Munns said. “No social worker had talked to them...  they are talking about it in the hallways. They are talking about it in the classrooms. “Shame on you, Harry Griffith. You had a chance to handle this two years ago and you didn’t.”

Michael Beacham, a parent, said the district needs new leadership.

“I don’t think we need a task force. I think we need leadership. Dr. Griffith, a true leader in this situation would have done more in 2009. A true leader would resign,” Beacham said. “And board members, I’m embarrassed to call you my school board members. You shouldn't have given Dr. Griffith the ability to resign. You should have demanded it.”

When asked if the board has asked for Griffith's resignation, President Julia Wold said it hadn’t done so. Wold also said that she does not intend to resign.

The subject of Steinert’s harassment was a student at Lake Forest College who was serving an internship with the Lake Forest police department at the time. She filed her complaint against Steinert in January 2009 with police in Gurnee, where she lived.

On Monday, the Lake Forest City Council is expected to call for an investigation into allegations that the school resource officer also made inappropriate sexually explicit remarks to the woman during her internship. That officer was not charged or suspected of any criminal wrongdoing, according to Gurnee police.

But when Gurnee police contacted Lake Forest Police Chief Joseph Buerger in early 2009 and told him that the officer was mentioned in the report, Buerger did not investigate, Lake Forest officials confirmed this week.

Many District 67 parents have expressed outrage over the revelations, questioning why school officials and local police failed to seek more information in 2009.
Griffith has previously said that a district employee interviewed Steinert “multiple times” after he was arrested. School officials did not interview the victim because she was not a district employee and the case did not involve minors, he said.

According to Gurnee police, Steinert admitted that he sent the intern text messages from May 2008 to January 2009. Some included graphic references to specific sexual acts.

The State Board of Education, also prompted by questions from the Tribune, opened an investigation Thursday into whether Steinert's education certificate should be suspended or revoked based on his conduct, an agency spokeswoman said.




Monday, November 21, 2011


NASCAR fans boo Michelle Obama

Monday, November 21, 2011


Police roll out a giant tank to deal with a dozen Occupy protesters

Battlefield Tampa

Police roll out a giant tank to deal with a few dozen Occupy protesters




Police say Tampa's tanks can also be used for search and rescue to anti-terror efforts.


Seth Millstein

Saturday, November 19, 2011

It’s understandable that Tampa, Fla., police felt the need to prepare for violence at an Occupy Tampa protest. But was a tank really necessary?

A picture from Thursday’s demonstration, posted to Twitter yesterday by the hacking group Anonymous, shows what is now included in the arsenals of many police departments around the country: a massive “armored personnel carrier.” Or, in laymen’s terms, a tank.

The police department’s website refers to Tampa’s big blue vehicle, complete with logos of “our sponsors,” as “virtually unstoppable.”

Monday, November 21, 2011


Woman has worked for McDonald's 40 years

Sunday, November 20, 2011


What happens when parents go broke during their golden years

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Red, white and goo: Has America gone soft?

Sunday, November 20, 2011


The 10 Craziest Ice Cream Trucks

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Nurse stands to inherit $33.6million fortune from copper heiress

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Cost of having kids: $226,920

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Super Committee Negotiations Now About How To Fail Gracefully

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Woman arrested for giving 1-year-old alcohol

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Chris Matthews Spanked by Radio's Larry Elder

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Condoleeza Rice: My role models are old white men

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Passengers hit up for cash mid-flight

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Wacky coffins put the fun into funeral

Saturday, November 19, 2011


His critics say he's lazy, eats too much, sleeps on the job but is defended by PM

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Retired police chief arrested in full uniform at Occupy Wall Street

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Mother upset that Hooters Waitress is speaker at Great American Teach-In

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Senate has tough work schedule... Monday - Thursday

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Doctor accused of injecting woman's butt with cement

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Man Awarded $250,000 after Jailhouse Incident,0,3397406.story

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Teenager wore size 44 jeans drops 280 pounds

Saturday, November 19, 2011


I've stopped having sex three times a night says world's oldest dad

Saturday, November 19, 2011


There'll be no "Sex" in the courthouse

'Sexy' play poster banned from county buildings following complaint


New Philadelphia’s Little Theatre is staging the comedy “No Sex Please, We’re British,” which premiered on stage in London’s West End in 1971.

Jon Baker
Times Reporter
Staff writer
Posted Nov 17, 2011 @ 07:08 PM
Last update Nov 18, 2011 @ 07:23 AM

There’ll be no “Sex” in the county courthouse, or any other county building for that matter.

Tuscarawas County commissioners this week decided that two posters advertising the Little Theatre comedy “No Sex Please, We’re British” had to be taken down after they received a complaint about the word “sex” in the title.

“Somebody was offended by the title and didn’t think it was appropriate to be in a public building,” Commissioner Chris Abbuhl said Thursday.

Non-profit groups have historically been allowed to put up posters in the courthouse, including the Little Theatre, Abbuhl said.

“We always try to support things in the community,” he said. “But if we have people complain about it, we review it. We decided to err on the side of caution, so we just agreed to remove the posters.”

Abbuhl said this is the only time he can recall that county officials have had an issue with one of the theater’s posters.

Lee Elliott, the play’s director, defended the advertisements.

“They’re not dirty posters,” she said. “They’re just bright and shiny with a pair of women’s legs.”

The theater had a banner hanging in Dover’s square for a week advertising the play and received no complaints, she said. Flags with the play’s name are also hanging from light poles in New Philadelphia’s square.

“No Sex Please, We’re British,” premiered on stage in London’s West End in 1971. It concerns a frantic British couple dealing with a flood of Scandinavian pornography coming into their apartment.

Elliott described the play as a PG-rated silly romp.

“There is no blaspheming in it and no dirty words,” she said. “There are some innuendoes, but they’re certainly not as bad as you see on television or what the kids are doing on Facebook.”

Audience members never see any of the pornography, she noted.

Sean Clay, a member of the cast and a real estate title examiner, provided the posters for the courthouse, as he has done in the past.

One was placed in the auditor’s office and one in probate court during the last week of October. The recorder’s office rejected the poster, he said.

Clay learned that the posters had been taken down after talking to Abbuhl this week.

“If a vocal minority is allowed to make a decision for everyone, that’s probably a road we don’t want to go down,” he said.

“I was disappointed that it came to that,” Clay said about the posters. “It’s not like we were putting up something overtly sexual. It’s just a comedy.”

Friday, November 18, 2011


Woman steals ex-girlfriend's identity to land job

Friday, November 18, 2011


This week in pictures

Friday, November 18, 2011


Tossed ticket wins man $250K in lottery

A tossed ticket wins Dawsonville man $250K in Ga. Lottery


Fran Jeffries

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A 24-year-old Dawsonville man has won $250,000 playing Mega Millions with his winnings from a tossed ticket.

Georgia Lottery, Georgia Lottery Andrew Hunter won $250,000.
“I didn’t realize you could win $3 for matching one number plus the Mega Ball,” said Andrew Hunter, a server at a Taco Mac in Cumming. “I pulled it out of the trash and cashed it in for three more tickets.”

One of those tickets won him $250,000 from Tuesday’s drawing.

“I would have never bought that ticket if I hadn’t pulled the other ticket out of the trash,” he said. “I don’t think it’s really hit me yet.”

Hunter says he plans to invest most of his prize. He bought the winning ticket at Quik Trip, 1655 Buford Highway in Cumming.

Winning numbers for the drawing were: 3-6-24-30-33 and the Mega Ball was 21

Friday, November 18, 2011


Sarah Palin: How Congress Occupied Wall Street

Friday, November 18, 2011


Clerk Shoots Two Robbers

Friday, November 18, 2011


You Stuck What Up Your Where? X- Ray Book

Friday, November 18, 2011


Early video of Obama surfaces from Harvard Law School era

Friday, November 18, 2011


Herman Cain's other problem: African Americans

Friday, November 18, 2011


Police chief arrested for DUI

Friday, November 18, 2011


Catholic diocese to buy Crystal Cathedral,0,3449359.story

Friday, November 18, 2011


Giuliani: I'd Have Stopped Occupy Wall Street Protesters on Day One

Friday, November 18, 2011


Man, , 79, dies after nurse gives him execution drug rather than over-the-counter medicine

Friday, November 18, 2011


Teacher operated porn site from school computer

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Bankers Taunt Wall Street Occupiers, Holding "Get a Job" Signs

Bankers Taunting Wall Street Occupiers, Holding “Get a Job” Signs

Weasel Zippers

The Occupiers are not amused.


Thursday, November 17, 2011, at 11:08 am

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Pilot locks himself in toilet then sends passenger with Middle Eastern accent to pit for help

Thursday, November 17, 2011


School bans soccer balls, footballs, baseballs and tennis balls

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Obama kisses Chavez in new Benetton ad

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Romantic American Flies To Ukraine in May Looking For Love Found Among The Homeless

Romantic American stranded among Ukrainian homeless
  1. In this Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 photo American Cary Dolego stands in a hospital in the town of Chernivtsi, Ukraine. Cary Dolego, 53, who ran for governor of Arizona last year as a write-in candidate, traveled to Ukraine this spring to do research for an engineering project and look for a wife. While here he met a woman named Yulia online and, hoping to marry her, traveled to the town of Chernivtsi where she lived, but she never showed up. With nowhere to go and with no money left, Dolego spent days roaming the streets of Chernivtsi along with other homeless men until he was picked up by social workers, he told the Associated Press in a telephone interview from a hospital where he was being treated for pneumonia. (AP Photo/Marina Shevchenko, Segodnya)

Thursday, 17 November 2011


A former write-in candidate for Arizona governor who flew to Ukraine in May to meet his internet date was discovered last week among homeless people at a train station in the small Ukrainian town of Chernovtsy, Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Cary Dolego, 53, refused to abort his love quest, saying he still hopes to meet the local woman whom he had missed on a date, and the only help from U.S. authorities he asks for is to unfreeze his bank account that was blocked several months ago, the report said.

“Her name was Yulia,” he said on a video shot by a local television channel and posted on Youtube on Monday. “She would probably not recognize me because I was wearing a very distinctive Russian hat.”

In the video, Dolego, a two-time divorced father of three grown children, is shown sitting on a bed in a Chernovtsy hospital ward. He produces a big black fur hat and puts it on. The hat covers most of his face.

Komsomolskaya Pravda said that Dolego was found by local charity volunteers who help the homeless during the bitter cold. He had shown them his U.S. passport, and he was carrying a bag with a single decent suit, the paper reported.

Dolego was placed in a local social center but then moved to a hospital to be treated for pneumonia. He was staying there as of Tuesday, according to the paper.

Last November, Dolego ran for Arizona governor from the Green Party as a write-in candidate. Having made preservation of wildlife in the United States and beyond, employment and the rights of children key issues of his campaign, he finished sixth with less than of 0.01 percent of the vote.

In August, Dolego was featured in an ABC News show on international matchmaking.

"I think you'll agree, Svetlana is an absolutely gorgeous female. She's close to 6 feet tall and 140 pounds,” he was shown then as saying. “And Yulia actually is, as you can see in these pictures, a very, very attractive female.”

"The ladies in the Ukraine are known for being … marriage-minded,” Dolego added.

He told Komsomolskaya Pravda that he had arrived to Sevastopol in May, but shortly after it his bank account was frozen and his landlady evicted him. He moved to Chernovtsy then, where one of his internet dates lived, and settled at the local train station, along with other homeless people.

Information from: RIA Novosti,


Thursday, November 17, 2011


Bank teller can't read note and ask robber if it's a joke

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Teacher Suspended For Showing Jon Stewart Daily Show In Class

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Woman escapes twice from custody

Woman escapes arrest attempt -- twice

ERIN MATHEWS Salina Journal


A Salina woman remained at large Tuesday afternoon after twice giving Salina police the slip, even while she was handcuffed.

Lindsay Houte, 26, 562 Uppermill Heights, was being picked up on two misdemeanor warrants -- one from Salina Municipal Court for failure to pay, and a Saline County District Court warrant for a parole violation, said Capt. Mike Sweeney, of the Salina Police Department.

A desk officer at the Salina Police Department said late Tuesday afternoon that Houte had not been apprehended and more information would be made available today.

About 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sweeney said, officers arrested Houte at her residence. Her hands were handcuffed, but she slipped her hands out of the cuffs and took off running, he said. She fell shortly after that, and officers caught up with her and again placed her hands in cuffs behind her back, Sweeney said.

Officers placed Houte in the back of a patrol car. They were attending to other matters outside of the car when Houte opened an unlatched sliding window in the cage between the front and rear seats in the patrol car, Sweeney said. She climbed through the small window, still in cuffs, and let herself out the front passenger door of the patrol car, Sweeney said.

Dogs couldn't help

Sweeney said he was unsure if Houte had gotten her hands in front of her body. He said Houte is about 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds.

Sweeney said officers saw Houte running away but were unable to catch up with her. Police dogs were brought to search the area east of Bill Burke Park, but Houte was not found, he said.


Thursday, November 17, 2011


Occupy's 84-year-old pepper spray victim: Is this the most iconic image of the movement?

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Federal debt tops $15 trillion

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Two women arrested for trying to buy and sell baby on an installment plan

Thursday, November 17, 2011


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Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Congress declares pizza a vegetable

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


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Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Juror arrested in court for stealing a computer

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


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Wednesday, November 16, 2011


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Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Early Morning McDonald's Menu Changeover Causes Woman's Meltdown

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Couple Caught Having Sex in Coffin

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Artist creates mind-blowing mosaics from thousands of naked bodies

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Atheist billboards going up to wish everyone a merry Christmyth

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Woman hires hitman to kill disabled vet husband who tipped police

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Burglar pretending to be Santa stuck in chimney

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


County Executive tells wife to flush $100K check and stuff $80K in panties while FBI is at the door

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Man hides gun in stomach fat

Deputies on probation after failing to find felon's gun

November 14, 2011 4:15 PM
Angel McCurdy
Daily News


FORT WALTON BEACH — The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office of Professional Standards has released its investigative report into a September incident in which a loaded revolver was found in a jail cell.

Disciplinary action has been taken against sheriff’s deputies Dennis Campbell and Robert Speakman, who failed to find the weapon during the search of a suspect, according to the report.

Both deputies are on three-month disciplinary probation and pending the results could face a three-day suspension without pay.

The incident was the first offense for both deputies.

The deputies were given their letters of reprimand and suspension Nov. 4.

On Sept. 8, 18-year-old Stoney Mathis was arrested for a traffic stop and taken to Okaloosa County Jail.

After his release the next day, a deputy searching the facility found a loaded .38 revolver tucked under a roll of toilet paper, according to the investigative report.

Investigators noted that neither deputy had properly searched Mathis’ waistband, which is where the weapon was hidden.

After finding the gun, investigators watched the video surveillance tape of the cell and saw Mathis pull the revolver from his waistband.

According to the report, Mathis was pulled over for a traffic stop. During the stop, passengers in the vehicle attempted to evade officers as well as destroy evidence.

Speakman responded to assist the initial deputy. Speakman is seen on video surveillance handcuffing Mathis and taking him to the front of a patrol vehicle to search him.

The deputy asked Mathis if he had “anything that would stick or hurt him,” and Mathis told him no.

Speakman performed a search, carefully checking Mathis’ legs and groin area, the upper part of his body and his pockets. The video footage, according to the report, shows Speakman looking around as if he realized he didn’t search Mathis’ waist. He began a search but did so “quickly” and only did half of the waist area.

Mathis was then put into another deputy’s patrol car and taken to Okaloosa County Jail.

Mathis and another man arrested that night were searched by Campbell upon arrival. As Campbell began to search Mathis, the suspect asked to use the bathroom.

Campbell said he told Mathis he would have to wait until he was searched and shackled.

Campbell checked Mathis’ waist and pockets. He also collected the Fort Walton Beach man’s belt before allowing him to use a cell’s bathroom.

The deputy described the 230-pound man as having a “big gut,” which hung over his pants. Campbell said he did not “physically lift up his stomach” during the search.

Campbell told investigators that not properly checking Mathis’ waist “might have been a mistake in retrospect,” according to the report.



Tuesday, November 15, 2011


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Tuesday, November 15, 2011


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Tuesday, November 15, 2011


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Tuesday, November 15, 2011


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Tuesday, November 15, 2011


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Tuesday, November 15, 2011


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Tuesday, November 15, 2011


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Tuesday, November 15, 2011


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Monday, November 14, 2011


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Monday, November 14, 2011


CNN Poll: Newt Gingrich soars and Herman Cain drops

Monday, November 14, 2011


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Monday, November 14, 2011


Dad beats 5-year-old over alphabet

Police: Ohio dad beat 5-year-old over alphabet

An undated photo shows Christopher D. Curry whom police accuse of beating his 5-year-old daughter because she was having trouble with her alphabet homework.

An undated photo shows Christopher D. Curry whom police accuse of beating his 5-year-old daughter because she was having trouble with her alphabet homework. (AP Photo/Akron Police Department)


Phil Trexler
Beacon Journal staff writer

November 11, 2011 - 12:04 AM


An Akron father is accused of beating his 5-year-old daughter for failing to recognize parts of the alphabet, police said.

Christopher D. Curry, 39, is charged with felonious assault, child endangering and domestic violence. His daughter, a kindergartner, was taken to Akron Children’s Hospital on Tuesday with multiple bruises and cuts, including a nearly swollen shut left eye. Her condition Thursday was not available.

A family friend who came home to find the girl beaten and bruised said the child has since been released from the hospital and is recovering from her injuries. She is a student at Edge Academy.

Veronica Bell called Akron police when she saw the girl’s injuries. Curry and his daughter live at Bell’s home.

“When I came home it was nothing that nobody wanted to see, especially when it comes to a 5-year-old,” Bell said. “I don’t feel it’s right. She’s only 5. Her face was all messed up. I went crazy and called police.”

According to Akron police, the 5-foot-10, 297-pound Curry became angry when his daughter struggled to recognize the letter D while doing schoolwork inside their Douglas Street home Tuesday night.

Police said he lifted the girl by her neck and struck her in the head multiple times. He also whipped the girl with a belt, witnesses told police.

Officers called to the home about 10:30 p.m. found the girl screaming and crying. She had knots on her head and a cut lip, according to the report.

Bell said Curry had spanked the child before, “But I never thought he’d take it this far.”

After the attack, she said, Curry sat silent.

“He just sat there like nothing was wrong,” she said.

Curry was booked into the Summit County Jail on Wednesday and was being held on a $100,000 bond set in Akron Municipal Court. Summit County Children Services was contacted.

Monday, November 14, 2011


Pres. Obama: We've been a little bit lazy over the last couple of decades

Monday, November 14, 2011


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Monday, November 14, 2011


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Monday, November 14, 2011


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Monday, November 14, 2011


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Monday, November 14, 2011


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Sunday, November 13, 2011


Joe Biden to continue collecting rent from Secret Service

Sunday, November 13, 2011


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Sunday, November 13, 2011


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Sunday, November 13, 2011


Doctors remove 80% of man's stomach to fight cancer tests shows he never had cancer

Graham Lord's hospital horror after being misdiagnosed with aggressive stomach cancer

Rosie Squires

The Sunday Telegraph

November 13, 2011 12:00AM


  • Man told he has stomach cancer
  • Doctors remove 80 per cent of stomach
  • Tests show he never had cancer
More new splash Graham Lord


Graham Lord has been left with a fraction of his stomach after a being misdiagnosed with cancer.

Picture: Rohan Kelly Source: The Sunday Telegraph

GOSFORD dad Graham Lord prepared himself for the worst when he was told he had an aggressive stomach cancer.


But the 59-year-old was determined to fight it. He endured seven gruelling sessions of chemotherapy, before undergoing surgery to remove 80 per cent of his gut.

Then he was given the devastating news: he never had cancer in the first place.

An alleged bungle at a pathology lab at Gosford Hospital led to his misdiagnosis and Mr Lord is now suing the Central Coast Local Health District. He has shed 20kg. He can't eat sitting down. And he suffers anxiety and depression.

"They told me I had cancer. I went through chemotherapy and they cut out my stomach," Mr Lord told The Sunday Telegraph.

Six weeks after his operation, according to a statement of claim lodged in the Supreme Court, doctors at Royal North Shore, where he had the surgery, told Mr Lord the initial diagnosis was wrong.

"After independent pathological review the biopsies taken during the gastroscopy, the biopsy findings were wrong in that there was never any evidence of malignancy," the claim says.

Maurice Blackburn lawyer Anna Walsh said Mr Lord received an apology from the pathologist who originally reported on his tissue samples after Central Coast Local Health District had investigated the alleged incident.

"To find out I didn't have cancer. It was just devastating," he said this week.

"I was numb. I just couldn't believe it. I thought he was going to tell me they found more cancer and then he told me the other way."

Mr Lord's ordeal began when he consulted a Gosford GP in July 2009 for reflux. He was sent to have a gastric biopsy and the tissue was examined by staff at Palm Pathology, Gosford Hospital.

"I was told one of the areas biopsied has an aggressive cancer," he said from his home in Gosford."My wife just fell apart, she didn't stop crying for three days, and it was very distressing."

Mr Lord said he was convinced the cancer would kill him. He started chemotherapy at Gosford Hospital in October. "I was very ill," he said of the treatment.

Then, on January 29 last year Mr Lord had the gastrectomy at Royal North Shore Hospital, where most of his stomach was removed.

It wasn't until the post surgery review six weeks later at Royal North Shore he learned the extraordinary news.

"I was told that the tissue taken from me during that gastrectomy was examined through the pathology department at Royal North Shore and the lymph nodes that were taken out showed no evidence of cancer," he said.

"The tissue samples were sent to Royal Prince Alfred for study and again that came back with no evidence of malignancy."

"I am still very angry. Psychologically I am not over what has happened I don't know if I ever will. I still have the dreams about it and wake up in a sweat about it. I have lost about 20kg in weight.

Mr Lord, through lawyers Maurice Blackburn, has lodged a Supreme Court claim for injury, loss and damage suffered from the alleged misdiagnosis.

A spokesman for the Central Coast Health District said it was inappropriate to comment on the legal matter and they had not yet filed a defence.

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Saturday, November 12, 2011


As costs soar more couples in China are opting for 'naked marriages'

Saturday, November 12, 2011


Man Breaks In Watches TV and Puts Up Christmas Lights

4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2011



Man walks into house; puts up Christmas decorations




A family was horrified to return home to find that a burglar had broken in, made himself comfortable and even put up Christmas decorations.

Police said an 11-year-old child came home first and found a stranger sitting on the couch and watching TV in the house in Vandalia, Ohio.

Tamara Henderson was next door when her son called her.


Terry trent


Caught: Terry Trent has been charged with burglary after putting Christmas decorations up inside an Ohio family's home

Terrified she said: 'What do you mean a man is in our house? You don't know if he has a gun or if he has a knife?'

Ms Henderson called 911 and screamed for her neighbors, reports

Police reports indicated that 44-year-old Terry Trent did have a pocket knife and was most likely abusing bath salts. 



It is believed he had walked in through a back door and made himself comfortable.

'The candle was lit on the coffee table, the television was on and very loud, and the candle on the kitchen table was lit,' Ms Henderson told

He also did some Christmas decorating, police said.


Armed burglar: The Hendersons returned home to find a burglar had broken into their home and put up Christmas decorations

Ms Henderson said the man tried his best to be polite to her 11-year-old son.

'He had said to him, 'I'm sorry. I didn't mean to scare you. I'll get my things and go,'' she said.

According to police, Trent has a history of drug charges. 
He is now charged with burglary and is being held in the Montgomery County Jail.

Saturday, November 12, 2011


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Saturday, November 12, 2011


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Saturday, November 12, 2011


Nancy Pelosi's stock investments questioned in CBS report

Saturday, November 12, 2011


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Saturday, November 12, 2011


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Saturday, November 12, 2011


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Saturday, November 12, 2011


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Saturday, November 12, 2011


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Saturday, November 12, 2011


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Friday, November 11, 2011


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Friday, November 11, 2011


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Friday, November 11, 2011


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Friday, November 11, 2011


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Friday, November 11, 2011


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Friday, November 11, 2011


Woman Pours Hot Grease On Sleeping Husband Who Cheated


Woman Severely Burns Husband










A Decherd man is in the burn center at Vanderbilt Medical Center and his wife of 16 years is free on a $25,000 bond following an incident at their home Sunday morning.

According to Decherd Police Chief Ross Peterson, Mary Annette Martin, 38, of 104 Woodland Drive Decherd has been charged with aggravated assault and domestic violence following an incident at hers and her husband, Jason, home.

The woman told Officer Kenneth Griffin that her husband had "cheated" on her in May and that had been on her mind. She stated that they had been asleep when she got up and went to the kitchen and heated a pan of grease.

She then took the pan of grease and threw it on her husband who was still asleep. When the officer arrived Jason Martin asked the officer if the ambulance was there.  "Officer Griffin advised him to get in the shower until the ambulance could get there," Chief Peterson explained.  When the ambulance arrived the man was transported to Southern Tennessee Medical Center.

Doctors at STMC advised Decherd Police Sgt. Randy Wildes that Jason Martin suffered third degree burns on his torso and both arms.  "The doctor advised Sgt. Wildes that the burns could be life threatening," Peterson explained.   Jason Martin was transported to Vanderbilt where he is undergoing treatment for burns.
The couple's children were not at home at the time of the incident.

Mary Martin is to appear in Franklin County General Sessions Court Dec. 28.

Jason Martin is the nephew of former University of Tennessee football coach Phillip Fulmer.

Friday, November 11, 2011


What caused the financial crisis? The Big Lie goes viral.

Friday, November 11, 2011


Students text parents to say bus driver drunk

Friday, November 11, 2011


Are police becoming militarized?

Friday, November 11, 2011


Sheriff Joe: Drug Lords, Obama Fans: 'I'm Not Sure Which Are Worse'

Friday, November 11, 2011


Should alcoholics get liver transplants?

Should alcoholics get liver transplants?


Carla K. Johnson


November 10, 2011 11:40AM



Some gravely ill alcoholics who need a liver transplant shouldn’t have to prove they can stay sober for six months to get one, doctors say in a study that could intensify the debate over whether those who destroy their organs by drinking deserve new ones.

In the small French study, the vast majority of the patients who got a liver without the wait stopped drinking after their surgery and were sober years later. The study involved patients who were suffering from alcohol-related hepatitis so severe that they were unlikely to survive a six-month delay.

The findings, reported in Thursday’s New England Journal of Medicine, could boost demand for livers, already in scarce supply, and reopen a bitter dispute over whether alcoholics should even get transplants.

The controversy peaked in the 1990s when celebrities with drinking problems — Larry Hagman, David Crosby and Mickey Mantle — got liver transplants.

Alcohol can cause lethal, liver-destroying diseases such as cirrhosis and hepatitis. Nearly one in five liver transplants in the U.S. go to current or former heavy drinkers. Transplant hospitals commonly require patients waiting for a new liver to give up drinking for six months as a way of assuring doctors they are serious about staying sober after the operation.

Drinkers severely ill with hepatitis account for a very small share of patients needing transplants. The French study suggests that dropping the six-month rule would increase demand for livers by only about 3 percent.

The study’s lead author said a strict application of the six-month rule may be unfair to such patients. He said they are just as deserving as other liver patients, many of whom have diseases caused by poor lifestyle choices such as drug use or obesity.

Friday, November 11, 2011


Man Calls 911 Five Times To Complain About His Broken iPhone

Friday, November 11, 2011


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Friday, November 11, 2011


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Friday, November 11, 2011


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Friday, November 11, 2011


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Thursday, November 10, 2011


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Thursday, November 10, 2011


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Thursday, November 10, 2011


Tea Party Leader Calls For Cain To Drop Out

Thursday, November 10, 2011


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Thursday, November 10, 2011


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Wednesday, November 9, 2011


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Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Atheists, Christians & School Officials Clash Over Morning Prayer at a Public School Flagpole

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


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Wednesday, November 9, 2011


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Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Judge says teacher who wrote on Facebook that she is a 'warden for future criminals' should lose job

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Convicted murderer wins new trial by arguing sentence too light

Convicted murderer wins new trial by arguing sentence too light

Elgin man was serving 30 years

Benny Deanda (Illinois Department of Corrections photo)

Benny Deanda (Illinois Department of Corrections photo)


Steve Schmadek
Chicago Tribune reporter


9:36 p.m. CST, November 8, 2011

An Elgin man who pleaded guilty to murder has won a new trial with an unusual legal argument — that his 30-year prison sentence was too soft.

Benny Deanda Jr.'s position that his sentence was too lenient is almost unheard-of for obvious reasons, but in this case Deanda wanted another trial so he could put on a self-defense case for the 2001 slaying, said his court-appointed attorney Levi Harris.

"Ninety-nine out of 100 times, it would be inadvisable to do it," said Harris, an assistant defender with the state appellate defender's office. "Here, he wanted another shot (at a trial)."

Deanda, 26, now faces up to 60 years in prison if he's found guilty at trial. Harris said his client is aware his sentence could double.

Inmates sometimes win on appeal only to be sentenced to much longer prison terms.

Among them is Joseph Cichon, who pleaded guilty in 1991 to numerous sexual assault, sexual abuse and child pornography charges in LaSalle County in exchange for a 25-year sentence, records show. He appealed and was convicted at a new trial.

His new sentence was 105 years, records show.

The sentence has been upheld by the appeals court.

In Deanda's case, he pleaded guilty during trial to the Nov. 4, 2001, murder of Mario Jiminez, 16, in exchange for 30 years in prison.

By law, the least amount of time he should have received was 35 years in prison.

Deanda was allegedly walking in Elgin with two friends when a car driven by Jiminez drove up near Waverly Drive and Bode Road, according to the appeals decision.

After Deanda and Jiminez exchanged words outside the car, Deanda allegedly pulled a .32-caliber handgun from under his sweat shirt and shot twice at Jiminez, striking him once in the face.

Jiminez died 4 days later at Sherman Hospitalin Elgin.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


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Wednesday, November 9, 2011


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Tuesday, November 8, 2011


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Tuesday, November 8, 2011


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Tuesday, November 8, 2011


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Tuesday, November 8, 2011


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Tuesday, November 8, 2011


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Tuesday, November 8, 2011


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Tuesday, November 8, 2011


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Tuesday, November 8, 2011


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Tuesday, November 8, 2011


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Monday, November 7, 2011


Former Heavy Weight Champion Joe Frazier dies after fight with cancer

Monday, November 7, 2011


Herman Cain sexual harassment accuser Sharon Bialek breaks silence

Monday, November 7, 2011


Conrad Murray guilty in death of Michael Jackson

Monday, November 7, 2011


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Monday, November 7, 2011


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Monday, November 7, 2011


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Monday, November 7, 2011


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Monday, November 7, 2011


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Monday, November 7, 2011


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Monday, November 7, 2011


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Monday, November 7, 2011


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Monday, November 7, 2011


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Sunday, November 6, 2011


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Sunday, November 6, 2011


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Sunday, November 6, 2011


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Sunday, November 6, 2011


Herman Cain Says He Won't Answer Sexual Harassment Questions

Sunday, November 6, 2011


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Sunday, November 6, 2011


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Sunday, November 6, 2011


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Sunday, November 6, 2011


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Saturday, November 5, 2011


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Saturday, November 5, 2011


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Saturday, November 5, 2011


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Saturday, November 5, 2011


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Saturday, November 5, 2011


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Saturday, November 5, 2011


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Saturday, November 5, 2011


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Saturday, November 5, 2011


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Saturday, November 5, 2011


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Saturday, November 5, 2011


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Saturday, November 5, 2011


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Saturday, November 5, 2011


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Friday, November 4, 2011


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Friday, November 4, 2011


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Friday, November 4, 2011


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Friday, November 4, 2011


Man stole checks at job interview

Man who stole checks at interview gets 3 to 6 years

Lincoln Journal Star


Friday, November 4, 2011 10:00 am


Clyde Frampton Sr., the man who stole checks from a prospective employer during a job interview, was sentenced this week to three to six years in prison.

Police said Lincoln Cold Storage's manager contacted police in October 2010 after noticing that a dozen blank business checks were missing from the office.

When he reported the missing checks to the bank, he was told four had been cashed, payable to Frampton, for $1,600.

The manager recognized Frampton's name because he'd interviewed him for a job opening.

The 42-year-old was arrested and since has pleaded guilty to second-degree forgery.





Police: Man stole blank checks from business where he applied for job


Lincoln Journal Star

Monday, November 1, 2010 11:08 am

buy this photo Clyde Frampton Sr. (courtesy image)

Clyde Frampton allegedly created his own severance package at Lincoln Cold Storage last week -- before he got a job there.

Lincoln Police Officer Katie Flood said the manager at the business, 1700 S. Folsom St., noticed on Oct. 26 that a dozen blank business checks were missing from the office.

When he reported the missing checks to the bank, he was told four of them had been cashed, Flood said. The checks had been made payable to Frampton, Flood said. The manager recognized the name because he'd interviewed Frampton for a job opening.

Flood said Frampton forged the manager's signature on the checks and cashed three of them, totaling $1,604.90, in Lincoln. The fourth was cashed in La Vista, she said.

Police arrested Frampton, 41, of 2521 N. Ninth St., Friday on suspicion of theft and forgery.

Friday, November 4, 2011


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Friday, November 4, 2011


Jesse Jackson charged with sexual discrimination


Lawsuit alleges sexual discrimination at Rainbow PUSH

Cynthia Dizikes and Dawn Rhodes
Tribune reporters

8:06 p.m. CDT, September 16, 2011

Updated November 1, 2011


A former Rainbow PUSH employee who filed a sexual discrimination complaint against the organization and Rev. Jesse Jackson with the Illinois Department of Human Rights in 2010 has now filed a lawsuit making similar allegations.

Tommy Bennett, of Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood, alleges in the lawsuit that co-workers at Rainbow PUSH mocked and harassed him because he is gay when he worked for the civil rights group from 2007-2009.

Bennett’s lawsuit, filed in Cook County Circuit Court, names Jackson and Rainbow PUSH as defendants.

In the lawsuit, Bennett alleges that one of his co-workers led a prayer during a volunteer meeting and stated “bind these homosexual spirits that are in the office” and “get these homosexuals out of here and do it in Jesus’ name.”

The lawsuit claims that Bennett’s superiors did not address his complaints and that he was eventually laid off because he of his sexual orientation.

Representatives with Rainbow PUSH, including Jackson, could not immediately be reached.

Earlier this year, Jackson and Rainbow PUSH filed a joint response to another complaint filed by Bennett with the Chicago Commission on Human Relations saying its leaders “unequivocally deny Tommy Bennett’s false claims of harassment, retaliation and discrimination.”

“The organization does not condone or tolerate discrimination in any form,” the statement said. “His inflammatory allegations are an attempt to malign Rev. Jackson and the organization, and are hurtful and harmful to the progressive community. We are fully cooperating with the Chicago Commission on Human Relations and expect to be fully exonerated.”

Bennett’s lawsuit is seeking at least $98,300 in lost income and benefits and $350,000 for emotional distress and other damages.

The lawsuit does not explain why the Illinois Department of Human Rights failed to bring a formal charge and the agency could not immediately be reached Friday night.

Friday, November 4, 2011


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Friday, November 4, 2011


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Friday, November 4, 2011


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Friday, November 4, 2011


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Friday, November 4, 2011


Woman leaves store with stolen goods but leaves child behind

Woman exits Target in Davie with stolen goods, leaves child behind, cops say

Deirdre Grant

Deirdre Grant, 40, of Miami. (BSO, Handout)


Laura C. Morel
Sun Sentinel

8:30 p.m. EDT, November 2, 2011

A woman left a Target store in Davie with hundreds of dollars in stolen goods, police said. But she forgot one thing: her 6-year-old daughter.

On Tuesday, the woman was seen entering the store on the 5800 block of South University Drive with a child at about 4:30 p.m.

A Target employee told Davie police he saw the woman place items into Target bags. The woman then walked by the cash register area "without any attempt to pay," the arrest report shows.

When the woman stepped out of the Target store, the employee stopped her and called police. The price of the stolen items: $372.91.

Her daughter was not with her. Security cameras show that the woman left the girl alone near the pet aisle in the back of the store, police said.

The woman was identified as Deirdre Grant, 40, of Miami. She was charged with grand theft and child neglect.

During a bond court hearing Wednesday, Grant shook her head as Broward County Judge John "Jay" Hurley described how she left her daughter in the store.

"You're shaking your head like there's no way that can be true," Hurley said.

Grant was free on bond for a grand-theft charge last month. Hurley revoked her bond on that charge, and she is in a Broward County jail.

Hurley said the Department of Children and Families would be contacted to appoint a guardian ad litem for the girl.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Couple denies sharing LSD with dog

Thursday, November 3, 2011


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Thursday, November 3, 2011


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Thursday, November 3, 2011


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Thursday, November 3, 2011


Man denies having stolen cellphone before it rings in his pocket

Hoboken man denies having stolen cellphone before it rings in his pocket: cops

Published: Thursday, November 03, 2011, 1:46 PM     Updated: Thursday, November 03, 2011, 2:00 PM


Summer Dawn Hortillosa

The Jersey Journal
Hoboken man denied having a stolen cellphone before it rang in his pocket at 234 Washington St.

A Hoboken man was denying knowledge of a stolen cellphone before it rang in his pocket, police said.

At 7 a.m. today, a 55-year-old man said his cellphone and charger were stolen while he was asleep at Hoboken Terminal, reports said.

He saw the man he believed stole the phone sitting inside McDonalds, 234 Washington St., and told police who reported to the scene, reports said.

Antonio Santiago, 26, of Bloomfield Street, told police he did not take the phone, reports said. When police called the victim's cell phone, it rang in Santiago's right coat pocket, reports said.

When Santiago pulled out the phone and its charger from his coat, the victim positively identified the items, reports said.

A police pat-down revealed that Santiago also had three small, clear plastic bags of suspected marijuana, reports said.

Santiago was charged with theft and possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana, reports said.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Burglar knocked out by member of victims family

Suspect breaks into North Portland home to watch TV


Published: Sunday, October 30, 2011, 10:46 AM   

Updated: Sunday, October 30, 2011, 10:56 AM

Owen R. Smith
The Oregonian
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
Jason Leon Bastrom
A man broke into a North Portland home early Sunday morning, sat down on a couch in the living room and started watching television.

At 7:29 a.m., Portland police officers responded to a residence in the 7100 block of North Fowler Avenue. Prior to officers arriving, dispatch advised the officers that someone in the home had "punched out" the suspect and was restraining him until police arrived.

Officers arrested 32-year-old Jason Leon Bastrom. Bastrom was transported by ambulance to an area hospital to be treated for injuries he suffered after being punched by a family member of the homeowner.

Officers learned that Bastrom let himself in through an unlocked front door and sat down on the couch to watch television. After calling 9-1-1, the homeowner called a family member who lived nearby.

The family member came over and confronted Bastrom, telling him to leave. Bastrom got up but had one hand in his pants pocket, causing the family member to fear that Bastrom might have been armed. The family member hit Bastrom one time in the head and knocked him down.

Bastrom was charged with criminal trespass in the first degree and booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

--Owen R. Smith

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Student suspended for hugging girl

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Vending Machine Dispenses Steaks and Other Meats

Thursday, November 3, 2011


10-Year-Old Pulls Gun on Woman Who Tried To Take His Candy

Aiken trick-or-treater, 10, pulls gun
Bianca Cain
Augusta Chronicle
Staff Writer
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011 11:58 AM
Last updated Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 5:33 AM



A 10-year-old Aiken trick-or-treater pulled a gun on a woman who said she would take his candy on Halloween.

According to a police incident report, the 28-year-old victim told authorities she recognized some boys from her neighborhood while they were trick-or-treating about 6:30 p.m. Monday near Schroeder and George streets and jokingly told them she would take their candy.

One 10-year-old in the group of about 10 juveniles responded with “no you’re not …” and then pointed a 9 mm handgun at her.

According to Aiken Public Safety Lt. David Turno, the clip was not in the gun at the time, but the boy did have a loaded clip in his possession.

The boy’s brother, also 10, told authorities he also had a gun.

The second weapon was recovered Tuesday morning.

The boy who pulled the weapon was brought to the police station where he was turned over to the custody of his parents.

Turno said the boys got the weapons from their grandfather without permission.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Herman Cain, Clarence Thomas, and sexual harassment

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Parent called to school to discuss fight later starts one

Police: Parent called to school to discuss fight later starts one

10:03 AM, Nov 2, 2011
Tom Alex

Andrew Wayne Long was arrested Tuesday on assault charges. (Jail Photo)

A Des Moines couple called to Lincoln High School to discuss a fight involving one of their offspring later became involved in a fight of their own.

Details of the fight at or near school were not immediately available, but after Angie and Andrew Long left the school on Tuesday, another fight ensued with Angie Long going to Iowa Lutheran Hospital for treatment of injuries and Andrew Long going to the Polk County Jail on assault charges.

Police said that when the Longs arrived at the school, Angie told Andrew to wait in the car. She went inside to meet with school staff.

When she returned to the car she learned that her husband “felt disrespected by being told to wait in the car,” police said. Andrew Long allegedly punched his wife in the face and choked her on the way home as she was driving. When she pushed him away he allegedly bit her finger, police said. Angie Long admitted biting him back, officials added.

When they reached their home in the 800 block of Southeast Eighth Street, Angie’s 17-year-old son, Jared Scott, heard a door slam and went outside to see his mother, police said. He asked what happened to her face and she told him that they needed to get away from Andrew.

Jared Scott went inside the house to get their dogs and was confronted by Andrew Long, police said. Andrew allegedly charged Jared and punches were thrown. Andrew reportedly tossed a coffee pot at Jared and it shattered on his shoulder causing a laceration.

Police said Jared and his mother left the house and called police.

Andrew Long was arrested and taken to the Polk County Jail where he was being held on Wednesday without bond. He is charged with domestic assault and assault causing bodily injury. His wife signed a no-contact order against her husband.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Man captures robber at gunpoint

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Video shows Judge beating his disabled daughter


Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Arrest made after OnStar leads police to crash scene


Arrest made after OnStar leads police to crash scene


Updated 07:54 a.m., Wednesday, November 2, 2011


ALBANY -- A South Pearl Street man faces aggravated driving while intoxicated charges after his OnStar system lead police to the scene of a car accident early Tuesday, police said.

Miguel Medina was charged with felony DWI, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and refusal to take a breath test, police said.

The Albany man allegedly crashed a 2011 Buick Regal into a utility pole at the corner of Oneida and Catherine streets at 2:05 a.m., and fled the scene, according to police. The car was equipped with OnStar, and a system dispatcher reported the crash, police said.

Officers arrived at the crash site, where witnesses said that Medina had run toward Slingerland Street, police said. Police arrested the man, whose age was not available, across from Bishop Maginn High School.

Medina refused to take a sobriety test. Police said a Breathalyzer that he later submitted to registered his alcohol blood content at above 0.18 percent, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08. Medina was arraigned in Albany City Court.

-- Dennis Yusko


Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Poop transplant could save man's life

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Woman sets fire to another woman's house because "she ended their friendship on Facebook"

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Mug Shot of the Week

Mug Shot of the Week from Tempe PD: 21-Year-Old Sean Sexton

James King
Wed., Nov. 4 2009 at 5:35 PM
Sean Sexton
This is the pouting face of 21-year-old Sean Sexton. Tempe police say Sexton was standing outside of a check-cashing store near Southern and Mill avenues October 28 firing an Airsoft rifle at the store's windows.

Police are unsure why exactly Sexton was shooting at the store but speculate that he may have had a vendetta against the business.

When police got to the scene, Sexton started firing at them, as well.

Luckily, the responding officers realized Sexton was firing an air rifle and didn't return fire, so nobody was injured.

Police estimate that Sexton did about $15,000 worth of damage to the building, and he was arrested.

Sexton was booked on suspicion of aggravated assault and felony criminal damage. He was taken to jail, where officers snapped this shot of him looking like someone just in his cereal.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Today is is 11022011 a very rare eight-digit palindrome day

Wednesday is 11022011, a very rare eight-digit palindrome day

November 2, 2011
LA Times 
7:02 am


Happy Palindrome Day, everyone!

You probably woke up knowing it was Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, but to Aziz Inan (pictured above), a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Portland, today's date looks more like this: 11022011.

That makes it a very rare, eight-digit palindrome day.

Just how rare is an eight-digit palindrome day? In an interview with The Times, Inan, who has taken on the discovery of palindrome dates as a sort of hobby, explained that there will only be 12 eight-digit palindrome days this entire century.

In addition to the automatic awesomeness of a date being a palindrome,  Inan points out that Wednesday's date is extra special because it is 1001 x 11 x 1001, or the product of a mathematical expression in which both sides are almost mirror images of one another.

In an email to the Los Angeles Times, he wrote: "I know both 11-1-11 (which can also be interpreted as 1-11-11) and 11-11-11 dates to occur this month are very interesting dates as well since they won't repeat again until the next century, but 11022011 won't happen again in ALL four-digit years!!"

Inan has found all kinds of crazy number patterns in Wednesday's date. If you're so inclined, you can read more about it in an article he wrote for The Beacon, the student newspaper of the University of Portland. One thing he didn't write about was how he intends to celebrate such an important date.

"In one of my classes, I asked my students to make palindrome triangle paper hats and decorate them with Wednesday's date," he said. "And then I'm going to have a photographer come and take a picture of me with all my students, and hopefully we will have a photograph that has some type of symmetry."

"This is so much fun," Inan added. "Engineering can get pretty boring because you talk about equations, but when I say, 'Do you know today is a special date?' it gets a lot of attention. It helps me change the subject for a few minutes and bring the students back from their dream or their hibernating."

So, get out the paper hats, and enjoy 11022011!



Palindrome dates in 2011:




Wednesday, November 2, 2011


University Expels Transgendered Student for Concealing Her Identity

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Teenagers use University scanner to make fake money to buy pot drug dealer uses AK-47

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Ann Coulter on Herman Cain: "Our blacks are so much better than their blacks"

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Study: Public school teachers aren't underpaid

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Suit claims black nurses kept from white clients

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Safeway drops sandwich theft charges

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Report States: Future gang members 'can be spotted at age three'

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Grocery Store Refuses Payment in Coins

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Bank of America nixes plans to charge $5 debit card fee

Bank of America nixes plans to charge $5 debit card  fee, citing customer backlash 

Bank follows in footsteps of Wells Fargo and Chase

Tracy Connor

Tuesday, November 1 2011, 12:13 PM

Bank of America said it listened to customer feedback and abandoned the $5 debit fee.
Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Bank of America said it listened to customer feedback and abandoned the $5 debit fee.
Bank of America dropped its plan for a $5-a-month debit card fee Tuesday, bowing to outrage from customers fed up with being charged for access to their own money.

The about-face comes just days after Chase and Wells Fargo scrapped tests of similar fees.

“We have listened to our customers very closely over the last few weeks and recognize their concern with our proposed debit usage fee,” David Darnell, co-chief operating officer, said in a statement.

“As a result, we are not currently charging the fee and will not be moving forward with any additional plans to do so.”

The turnaround comes too late for Brooklyn magazine editor Emily Nathan, who won’t be a B of A customer much longer.

“I’m already changing banks, switching to a smaller bank,” the 26-year-old said after withdrawing some cash from a Bank of America ATM in lower Manhattan.

“These people rob you blind. The whole banking industry is disgusting.”

Richard O’Brien, 40, an organizer with the United Federation of Teachers who was making a withdrawal at the same ATM, said the anti-greed protest a few blocks away probably helped sway bank bigwigs.

“I think it’s directly related to Occupy Wall Street, the pressure coming from there,” he said. “It’s a good sign. It’s testament that something is happening.”

Bank of America had planned to launch the fee in 2012, charging any customer who did not have $20,000 on deposit.

It was hardly the first bank to impose such a fee, but as the nation’s largest debit-card issuer, it became a lightning rod for angry consumers.

There were plans for a “Bank Transfer Day” encouraging people to switch to credit unions on Saturday, and more than 300,000 people signed an online anti-fee petition.

Other banks are feeling the heat, too.

Regions Financial, a large bank based in Birmingham, Ala., and Atlanta’s SunTrust Banks also rescinded debit fees on Tuesday.

Banks turned to the customer debit fees to make up for lost revenue after the Federal Reserve capped at 21 cents the “swipe” fees that merchants are charged per transaction.

There are still plenty of other fees for customers to complain about. Bank of America has started charging $5 to replace lost debit cards — a service that was free.

Citigroup doesn t charge for debit-card usage but announced plans in September to assess a $10 monthly fee for checking customers who don t maintain a $1,500 balance or pay a bill and make a direct deposit online.

With News Wire Services

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Man tries to remove his pacemaker from his chest

Man dies after trying to remove pacemaker


Carlos Sadovi

Tribune reporter

4:43 PM CDT, November 1, 2011


A man living in a group home in the Uptown neighborhood died Monday night after he tried to remove his heart pacemaker from his chest, officials said.

Channing Askew, 47, of the 4700 block of North Winthrop, was pronounced dead at 11:33 p.m. at Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Chicago Fire Department paramedics were called to the home after the man told a worker in the group home that he was experiencing chest pains and asked them to call an ambulance.

After the worker called for the ambulance, Askew returned to his room where he remained until paramedics arrived, police said.

When they did, he complained to them about chest pains and was then taken to the ambulance where he fell unconscious, police said.

As paramedics were trying to revive him, they took off his shirt and discovered he had a puncture wound on the upper left side of his chest, police said.

At some point police were called when it became apparent that the man had been stabbed, police said.

After the man was taken to the hospital, a doctor told police that the man had apparently tried to remove his pacemaker himself, police said. It was not known what the man used in that attempt.

The man may have had underlying mental and medical issues, police said. A representative of the group home could not provide any information.

No autopsy was conducted by the Cook County medical examiner's office who ruled his death natural, due to heart disease.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Girl, 9, Facing Four Felonies For Wild School Bus Tantrum, Battering Sheriff's Deputy

Girl, 9, Facing Four Felonies For Wild School Bus Tantrum, Battering Sheriff's Deputy


The Smoking Gun

November 1, 2011


A nine-year-old Florida girl is facing four felony charges after she allegedly threw a tantrum yesterday on a school bus, spit on the driver, threw rocks at the bus, and tossed a patio chair at a cop, who she warned, “I will <snip>in kill you!”

The child, a fourth grader at the Royal Palm School in Fort Myers, was traveling home when the driver told her to stop eating candy on the bus. The girl “became very upset” and started yelling obscenities at driver Robert Middleton, according to a Lee County Sheriff’s Office report.

After threatening to strike other children on the bus, the girl jumped off the bus (but not before spitting on Middleton). She then allegedly started throwing pieces of asphalt at the bus.

When a sheriff’s deputy arrived on the scene and ordered the child to stop throwing the asphalt, she replied, “<snip> you! <snip> you!” The child added, “Shut the <snip> up. I will <snip>in kill you.”

After warning that she would hurt him, the child “picked up an aluminum patio chair and threw it at me,” reported a deputy. After blocking the chair with his arm, the cop restrained the child, who then “attempted to bite my arm and said, ‘I am going to kill you, get off of me!”

The pint-sized terror was charged with battery on a public school employee, resisting arrest with violence, battery on a law enforcement officer, and throwing a deadly missile into an occupied vehicle.

The girl, pictured in the above mug shot, was released into her parents's custody last night and placed on home detention for 21 days.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


The very angry first lady Michelle Obama

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Top 10 Reasons Occupy Wall Street Is a Joke

Human Events

Top 10 Reasons Occupy Wall Street Is a Joke

Human Events
The Left was envious when Tea Party protests popped up in 2009, and now has countered with the Occupy Wall Street gathering in New York that has spread to other cities.  While Tea Party enthusiasm became an effective force during the 2010 elections, #OWS will not have the same impact and here is why:  The Top 10 Reasons Occupy Wall Street is a Joke.

1.  Agenda:  Unlike the clarity of the Tea Party message of smaller government, the Wall Street Occupiers have a potpourri of juvenile demands, from free college education and an annual living wage to “forgiveness of debt on the entire planet.”  One protester mused that the solution was to do away with money altogether.  Apparently these recipients of federal student loans have yet to take Economics 101.

2.  Celebrities: The usual suspects of empty-headed progressive Hollywood stars are showing up at the Wall Street rally, many arriving by limo.  Millionaires Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon, Michael Moore and Roseanne Barr have all made appearances.  Kanye West wore gold jewelry worth more than many protesters have made in their lifetimes. If they hadn’t noticed, these stars are part of the 1%.

3.  Soros:  The roster of George Soros-funded entities are aiding and abetting the Occupy movement.  AdBusters, an anti-consumerist publication that sounded the initial call for the protests, is funded in part by Tides, a major recipient of Soros’ funding.  Another Soros venture——has rallied support for the initiative.  Soros, a billionaire several times over largely through currency manipulation, says he “sympathizes with their grievances” of those protesting corporate greed.

4.  Arrests: Unlike the Tea Party rallies, there have been numerous arrests at the Occupy protests, as the crowds ignore city ordinances about overnight camping on public property.  Nearly a thousand were arrested in New York for blocking the Brooklyn Bridge, snarling traffic for those who work for a living, and hundreds have been taken into custody in Chicago, Boston and other cities.

5.  Politics: Democrats from President Obama on down are trying to find common ground with the Occupy Wall Streeters, hoping the protests can be the liberal equivalent of the Tea Party and breathe some life into a moribund progressive movement.  The hypocrisy is ripe—the President has garnered more corporate donations than any politician in the nation’s history.

6. Unpatriotic:  OWS protests routinely view the United States as the enemy.  The American flag is trashed, desecrated and flown upside down.  A Coast Guard female officer in uniform was harassed and spit on near the Boston rally.  In Portland, Ore., a speaker said, “F**k America.”  The protesters would like nothing better than to see the decline of their country.

7.  Extremists: It is no small feat to be praised by both the American Nazi Party and the Communist Party USA.  From aging hippies who are trying to relive the glory of the Sixties to the younger anarchists who have nothing better to do, many of the OWS protesters are extremists who show up at every left-wing demonstration.

8.  Trash:  After Tea Party rallies, the grounds were generally swept clean of garbage by the protesters, leaving the areas cleaner than before they arrived.  In contrast, at OWS protests, piles of trash are mounting, creating a public health hazard.  And after several weeks, many in the crowd are in dire need of a shower.

9.  Anti-Semitic: While the mainstream media pushed a fictitious story line that the Tea Party was a cauldron of racism, the OWS rallies feature plenty of examples of outright anti-Semitism.  The rallies are marrying the anti-Zionist tirades of the Left with the stereotypical view of Jewish Wall Street bankers to create an ugly atmosphere.

10.  Signs:  The Tea Party rallies were always full of clever signs, poking fun at Big Government and Barack Obama, and honoring the Founding Fathers and the Constitution.  By contrast, the Occupy Wall Street signs are characterized by misspelled words, profanity and inane statements such as, “One day the poor will have nothing left to eat but the rich.”

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Soda ads target black and Hispanic children study finds

Soft drink makers like Coca-Cola and Dr Pepper Snapple Group target black and Hispanic teens, children: report

Big brands are capitalizing on minority youth to be their biggest buyers with multimedia campaigns in addition to traditional print, TV ads


Joyce Chen


Originally Published: Monday, October 31 2011, 11:51 PM
Updated: Monday, October 31 2011, 11:51 PM

Young Boy Sits at a Table With a Plate of Food, Drinking a Glass of Cola
Getty Images/Getty Images/Digital Vision

Black and Hispanic children and teens are the primary target audience for soda advertisers.

A new study reveals truths about soft-drink manufacturers’ marketing tactics that are anything but sweet.

A recent Yale study released Monday found that soft-drink makers are targeting black and Hispanic children and teenagers in their U.S. ad campaigns.

According to the report, released by the Yale University Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, black kids and teens watched 80% to 90% more ads than white children.

Hispanic teens were exposed to 99% more ads than their white counterparts.

“Our children are being assaulted by these drinks that are high in sugar and low in nutrition,” said Kelly Brownell, co-author of the report. “The companies are marketing them in highly aggressive ways.”

Coca-Cola is the parent company for popular soft drinks like Sprite and Fanta, as well as for energy drinks and juices like Odwalla and Fuze energy drink.

A big part of the increased number of thirsty viewers can be attributed to the move toward online interaction, Brownell said.

Coca-Cola, by far the most popular brand on Facebook, has more than 30 million fans, and website draws in millions of clicks each day.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Sheriff: Time For Citizens To Arm Themselves

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Police Officer Sues Deli After Worker Puts His Body Hair In Officer's Bagel

Police Officer Sues Deli After Worker Puts His PUBIC HAIR In Officer’s Bagel


October 31, 2011


Dave Warner   

A police officer is suing a New Jersey delicatessen and its cook, who admitted stuffing body hair into the officer’s bagel sandwich in revenge for a traffic arrest.

ryan burke mug shot pubic police bagel


The lawsuit filed by Patrolman Jeremy Merck of the Evesham, New Jersey, Police Department seeks unspecified damages from Good Foods to Go in Marlton, New Jersey, and its cook, Ryan Burke, for an incident that occurred in February 2010.


Merck ordered an egg, cheese and turkey bagel and after eating part of it, he found it “was adulterated with pubic, chest or other human hair,” the lawsuit said.

Merck sought medical help and was checked for communicable diseases at a hospital, his attorney, Bruce Zamost, said on Friday. None was detected.

Burke, who served Merck the sandwich, was later charged with aggravated assault, retaliation against a public servant and food tampering. He ultimately served 15 days in jail.

According to a police report from the criminal case, “Burke admitted to tearing out hairs from his chest and his pubic area and placing them on Ptl. Merck’s sandwich out of anger due to the fines and lawyers fees he had from the prior arrest in 2009.”

In 2009, Merck charged Burke with traffic offenses. Burke later complained the traffic case cost him $4,400.

“Burke admitted that he did not like Ptl. Merck as a result of that incident and expressed that he shouldn’t have to see Ptl. Merck at Good Foods to Go,” the police report continued.

A woman who answered the phone at the headquarters of the restaurant chain declined to comment on reports Burke was fired after the sandwich incident. The restaurant’s lawyer, Mark Sander, could not be reached for comment on Friday.

Zamost said no trial date has been set for the civil case but it would likely begin next year.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


GOP condemns e-mail image of Obama shot in the head

03:51 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Va Republican party condemns Loudoun GOP e-mail with an image of Obama shot in the head


Anita Kumar

The Republican Party of Virginia is strongly condemning an e-mail sent by Loudoun County’s GOP committee that shows President Obama as a zombie with part of
his head with a bullet hole.


“The disgusting image used today on a mass e-mail has no place in our politics. Ever,’’ said Pat Mullins, chairman of the state party. “The Republican Party of Virginia condemns the image and its use in the strongest possible terms.”

Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) called the e-mail “shameful and offensive,’’ his spokesman Tucker Martin said. “He calls on those involved to apologize for their actions, and to immediately ensure that such imagery is never used again. The governor has long stressed the need for more civility and respect in our politics. An e-mail like this one undermines those goals, offends all Virginians and discredits our entire political process. It will not be tolerated.”

The e-mail, first reported on the blog Too Conservative, has “Halloween 2011” in the subject lines and has several other images, including one of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, whose face has been made to look deformed with one eye bulging out of its socket.

The e-mail invites supporters to a Halloween parade. “LCRC members and Republican candidates: We are going to vanquish the zombies with clear thinking conservative principles and a truckload of Republican candy...It’s fun and a great way to represent our candidates to a ton of voters (and their kids) just before the election.”

Mullins said the state party is in the process of contacting those who are responsible for the image and demanding that they stop using it and issue an apology.

 Mark Sell, chairman of the Loudoun County Republican Committee, issued a statement that said:

“The Loudoun County Republican Committee yesterday sent an email to its members that represented a light-hearted attempt to inject satire humor into the Halloween holiday,’’ Sell wrote. Apparently, some individuals have interpreted an image of Barack Obama that appeared within the email as intending to portray the president as a victim of a violent crime. Nothing could be further from the truth, and we deeply and sincerely apologize to the president and anyone who viewed the image if that was the impression that was left. The LCRC deplores any effort to display, suggest or promote violence against the president or any other political figure.”






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