Friday, January 29, 2010
Man-made snow makes way for real flakes in NC town
Police say a lumber truck crashed into a Massachusetts home after the driver was knocked unconscious when he choked on chili from Wendy's.
Lowell police said Eric Gremm reported he choked on the chili when the truck hit a bump, causing him to pass out.
You can reduce your dining bill and avoid extra pounds with these four tips.
Oregon cop pepper-sprays flaming man
Texas deputy constable managed to sidestep new state law requiring blood test after DWI arrest
New Jersey man who claims police brutality is cleared of cops' charge
Choir boys claim they were beaten by NJ cops
Wyoming cops fired for tasering 76-year-old tractor driver
Seattle City Councilman questions whether cop who lied should get job back
New Jersey police officer admits excessive force on 12-year-old
Missouri woman describes being beaten by cops at traffic stop
For about ninety minutes, President Obama lectured repugican leaders and, in a protracted, nationally-televised question-and-answer session, deflected their policy critiques, corrected their misstatements and scolded them for playing petty politics.
The jury found Scott Roeder, 51, guilty of gunning down Dr. George Tiller
Since this was the only possible verdict, the jury did their job.
Only why did it take so long - 37 minutes was 37 minutes too long!
He was found guilty on all charges against him in addition to the first degree murder charge as well.
From National Geographic:
Year's Biggest Full Moon, Mars Create Sky Show
Red planet will join supersize "wolf moon"
January's full moon is also called the wolf moon, according to Native American tradition associating this month's full moon with wolves howling in the cold midwinter.
(Take a moon myths and mysteries quiz.)
The 2010 wolf moon will appear 30 percent brighter and 14 percent larger than any other full moon this year, because our cosmic neighbor will actually be closer to Earth than usual.
You won't need a telescope to catch the best view of the moon we'll have all year.
The vase is from the golden era of Chinese porcelain production.
Image credit: The Guardian
Whenever we write about the money-free adventures of Mark Boyle, and his efforts to promote what he calls a Freeconomy community, responses are inevitably split between those who find it an inspiring example of at least trying to tackle consumption, and those who see it as nothing more than idealistic self-promotion. Now The Guardian has gone to visit Mark on the farm where he has parked his trailer, went dumpster diving with him, and they took their video camera along for the ride. Predictably, the responses at The Guardian's site are equally divided—but say what you like about Mark, he makes an eloquent case for the insane waste inherent in our current economic and social systems.
Mexico will face Iceland in an international soccer exhibition at Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium on March 24.
The Mexican team will play in this summer's FIFA World Cup and the game in Charlotte will be part of a series of friendlies the "Tricolores" will play in the United States beforehand.
The schedule of the rest of Mexico's U.S. tour will be released later.
A week-long Visa pre-sale begins today and tickets go on sale to the general public on Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. Tickets for the game are available at Ticketmaster.com or the Bank of America Stadium box office or by calling 1-800-745-3000.
Tickets range from $30-$80.
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You've got something to say, and you won't be able to hold it back another second.
This has been a long time coming, but with the stars' intense emotional energy arriving this morning, keeping quiet any longer isn't necessary, and won't be possible.
You're being asked to express yourself, and knowing you, you'll find a gracious, affable way to do it -- even if what emerges is a good-bye.
You have to do this.
Now do it.
OK, if I have to.