Archive for November, 2007
Evel Knievel, the hard-living motorcycle daredevil whose exploits made him an international icon in the 1970s, died Friday. He was 69.Knievel’s death was confirmed by his granddaughter, Krysten Knievel. He had been in failing health for years, suffering from diabetes and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, an incurable condition that scarred his lungs. Continue Reading »
PHILADELPHIA: A University of Pennsylvania junior hijacked a university server — causing it to crash — as he helped a New Zealand hacker attack several online chat sites, the FBI charged.
Ryan Goldstein, 21, was angry that one of the sites had kicked him off after a dispute, according to an indictment.
Goldstein’s arrest this month is one of several so-called “botnet” cases across the country announced by the FBI on Thursday, the same day police agencies in New Zealand were executing related search warrants. Continue Reading »
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York is the clear favorite among gay and lesbian voters, who see her as a champion of gay rights, according to new nationwide poll released today by Hunter College in New York. Almost 63 percent of respondents said they supported Senator Clinton, with Senator Barack Obama of Illinois a distant second with just over 22 percent. Continue Reading »
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - Rodney King, whose videotaped police beating in 1991 led to deadly rioting when the officers involved were acquitted, was shot on a street corner, but his wounds were not life-threatening, police said.
King, 42, was shot two or three times from a distance by birdshot fired from a shotgun. He then bicycled about 1 1/2 miles back to his home in neighboring Rialto and called police. King was hit in the face, arms, back and torso, police said. Continue Reading »
Somewhere near San Antonio, Texas a small unpopulated one-house town has been sold to an Italian who successfully placed the winning bid of $3.8 million on Friday in an eBay online auction.
No one lives permanently in the 13-acre town of Albert, about 60 miles north of San Antonio, but the tavern created from the frame of the old general store is open on weekends. Continue Reading »
A 3-year-old Tyngsboro boy described to authorities in heartbreaking detail how his father stabbed his mother to death before taking him and intentionally driving into oncoming traffic, according to court papers.
“Daddy killed Mommy,” Gavin McGee said Tuesday after he was rushed to Children’s Hospital in Boston after the 10:30 a.m. crash in Methuen, court papers reveal. “There was a lot of blood – blood everywhere.” Continue Reading »
The Cathedral of the Holy Spirit just outside of Atlanta is the center of a massive scandal of massive proportions. Fortunately there were no Catholic priests involved, so no children were directly harmed. The senior pastor D.E. Paulk did however recently Find out that the church’s leader, his uncle Earl Paulk was actually his father.
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A ten year old from Mt Pisgah Middle school in Tennessee is charged with attempting to poison with cleaner from a dry erase board. The would be assassin poured the fluid comprised of ethanol and alcohol into the teacher’s coffee cup and has been charged with reckless endangerment.
China is building a giant underwater museum to preserve and exhibit an ancient shipwreck.
The museum, the first of its kind in the world, is to contain a sunken ship more than 800 years old and its treasures, reports the Information Times.
Archaeologists say the ship is China’s most exciting underwater excavation. Named the Southern Sea Number One, it lies under 24 metres of water and two metres of sand and soil. Continue Reading »