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Friday, July 15, 2005

Suspects thought police couldn't chase

Two men who thought police couldn’t chase them are now facing fleeing and child endangerment charges.
Police say Mark Salas' Jeep was showering sparks from a blown front tire as he led officers on a chase south on Coors road Friday night.

Police say 19-year-old Salas was weaving his Jeep into on-coming traffic and running red lights before pulling over into an open field where he was arrested.

Police also arrested 26-year-old Genaro Castillo, a passenger in the jeep whose 6-year old son was also in the Jeep. The child was not injured.

Both men admitted they tried to drive off because they have warrants for their arrest. They both also told police they ran because thought police "weren't allowed to chase them."

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The Unicorn Orgy

This sculpture group was inspired by a dream. In Lola, I witnessed a secret reunion of long-separated unicorns--transparent ghostly unicorns--that turned into a wild party, and then... a unicorn orgy!

But as I sculpted unicorns, one by one, things went their own way--the ghost orgy turned into a playful group of varied mythical creatures, nothing like the dream.

Still, it started with unicorns. Most things do.

Via il Boss.

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Snoop Dogg cancels divorce

Snoop Dogg no longer wants to divorce his wife of eight years, Shante Broadus.

The rapper has also blamed the music industry on their split - after admitting he had been unfaithful to the mother of his three children.

He confessed in an interview with MTV: "I fell back in love with my wife and kids.

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Time to get a laptop

When you are doing things on your computer you even want to hide from your wife, I think it's time to get yourself a laptop.

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F**k you!

Jennifer Lopez's third husband Marc Anthony stunned hotel guests and staff by refusing to draw a sketch for a charity auction - instead writing 'F**k You' on his slip of paper.

The high-profile couple were in New York attending J.Lo's Bryant Park fashion show after-party in W Hotels' VIP hospitality suite

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Man Tries to Rob Same Bank 5 Times

Stephen Holloday has a familiar face - at least to tellers at one downtown Oakland bank. Police say he robbed the same bank four times between March 9 and May 23, but on his fifth attempt this month, a teller recognized him and alerted another co-worker who had been robbed previously by Holloday.

The two confronted the man, who panicked and fled, Oakland police Sgt. George Phillips. He was arrested a short time later on a street not far from the Summit Bank, the evidence - a demand note - still in his pocket.

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Bus firm takes car sharers to court

They might have been congratulated for their "green" efforts in an area of heavy air pollution.

Instead a group of French cleaning ladies who organised a car-sharing scheme to get to work are being taken to court by a coach company which accuses them of "an act of unfair and parasitical competition".

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Mobile home madness: Prices top $1 million

MALIBU, Calif. — The crazy California real estate market has come to this: a million-dollar trailer.

A two-bedroom, two-bathroom mobile home perched on a lot in Malibu is selling for $1.4 million. This isn't a greedy seller asking a ridiculous amount no one will pay.

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Man roughed up in apparent golf rage

CALGARY - Calgary police are on the hunt for suspects after a relaxing morning on the links turned into a full-out brawl when teed-off golfers turned on each other.

"I haven't encountered anything like golf rage in the 5 1/2 years I've been on the job," Const. Stephen Johnston said Tuesday. "You don't think of golf as a contact sport."

The incident happened on the weekend when four golfers were playing at the McCall Lake course on the ninth hole.

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Popular Parkinson's drug linked to gambling

CHICAGO - Joe Neglia was a retired government intelligence worker with Parkinson’s disease when he suddenly developed what he calls a gambling habit from hell.

After losing thousands of dollars playing slot machines near his California home several times a day for nearly two years, Neglia stumbled across an Internet report linking a popular Parkinson’s drug he used with compulsive gambling.

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Thursday, July 14, 2005

Online game Accounts Take Center Stage In Divorce

A divorce in Chongqing has turned ugly when both parties want their joint online game accounts, Chongqing Business Post reports. Mr. Wang from Chongqing and Ms. Ye from Huibei met last September on Shanda's online game Legend of Mir 2. Wang saved Ye's character from being killed by another player. The couple married at the end of October but decided to get a divorce in June.

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Denmark jails 'racist' pizza man

A Danish pizzeria owner has gone to jail for refusing to pay a fine imposed after he barred German and French customers from his restaurant.

Aage Bjerre acted in protest against the French and German governments' opposition to the US-led war in Iraq.

He will now serve an eight-day sentence at a minimum security prison, the Associated Press reports.

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Personal Air-Conditioner

Scientists at FranceMed Pharma have successfully formulated the world’s first and only, safe, atomised instant cooling spray. Magicool® a British invention patented worldwide is described as “your very own personal air-conditioner in a can”. Magicool® cooling spray is self-chilled and works without refrigeration, it delivers micro-fine ready chilled water-based spray even if the canister is left to stand in hottest weather.

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Bombings Didn't Stop Couple's Quest For Kissing Record

A London couple pursued a quest for the world's longest non-stop kiss, even after terror attacks rocked the city around them.

The twosome, James Belshaw and Sophia Severin, ended the kiss Thursday evening -- some 31 hours and 30 minutes after they first locked lips at a London shopping center. They were trying to best the current record held by a New Jersey couple.

Under the rules, their lips had to remain in contact at all times and they could not sit down or be supported by anyone. They were fed through straws and had to use the bathroom together.

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Mariah Carey's clothes fall off

Pop beauty Mariah Carey accidentally flashed her breasts at stunned fans during a TV show in Germany when her dress fell apart.

The honey star, who experienced a moment reminiscent of JANET JACKSON's infamous "wardrobe malfunction" last year (04), was saved from further shame when floor managers cut the lights to allow the singer to recover her dignity - and clothes - in obscurity, according to MTV news.

But the red-faced superstar saw the funny side, quipping, "Someone bring me a jacket or the show's off, we all know how quickly these images can spread around the world."

Carey dashed backstage in the dark clutching her clothes in place before reappearing looking perfect, and bravely continuing with the show.

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Ankle bracelets test DUI offenders' sweat for alcohol

One Southern California community is going high-tech to track convicted drunk drivers.

Riverside County is now strapping special ankle bracelets and GPS wristwatches on drunken drivers serving probation. The ankle bracelets test human sweat for alcohol, while the GPS watches track the offender's location.

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Laporta strips down during airport dispute

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has apologised after he stripped to his underpants during an argument with security staff at the city's airport.

An eyewitness told Spain's daily ABC that Laporta had become incensed with staff after the alarm on the security scanner sounded three times.

The irate Barcelona president was reported to have hurled his shoes into the air and then taken off his trousers after being asked to walk through the scanner again and again.

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Angelina Jolie's spicy sex life

Angelina Jolie has been spicing up her sex life with X-rated underwear and toys, amidst claims Brad Pitt has moved in to her home.

The sexy actress has splashed out £1000 on an array of saucy goods from London sex store Coco De Mer.

Angelina was also spotted flicking through books on sexual positions and picking up blindfolds and feather ticklers.

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Brazilian Boobie Bandit

Armed bandits in Brazil robbed a vehicle carrying more than 400 breast implants, officials said on Tuesday.

"It happened last week, but we only learned about it recently as our clients started complaining. It is the hottest period of the year in terms of implant sales," said Margaret Figueiredo, director of silicone implant manufacturer Silimed.

A spokesman for the state Postal Service confirmed that assailants, apparently men, robbed the postal van with implants on Thursday night in Rio de Janeiro. Each Silimed breast implant costs nearly $400.

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Scarlett wants to do her own nudity

Some Hollywood actresses are cautious about revealing too much skin but 20-year-old Scarlett Johansson had to be persuaded to keep her underwear on, according to her director in "The Island," Michael Bay.

We're ready to go and of course the actress is not there," he told reporters. He said he was summoned to Johansson's trailer, expecting to have to reassure the star of "Lost in Translation" that her privacy and dignity would be protected.

"She's standing there and she says, 'I'm not wearing this cheap ... bra. I'm going naked,"' Bay said.

"I said, 'It's PG-13, you have to wear the bra,"' he said.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

The Rich Die Differently

Wealthier elders are significantly less likely than poorer ones to suffer pain at the end of their lives, according to a University of Michigan study forthcoming in the August issue of the Journal of Palliative Medicine.

Specifically, men and women age 70 or older whose net worth was $70,000 or higher were 30 percent less likely than poorer people to have felt pain often during the year before they died. This difference persisted after the researchers controlled for age, gender, ethnicity, education and diagnosis.

Wealthier elders also experienced a lower number of symptoms overall, the study found. Those in the wealthiest half of the elderly population not only had less pain, but were less likely to suffer from shortness of breath and depression.

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Longest wave ever

On Friday, June 24th, Parana-born surfer Serginho Laus went to bed with very sore thighs. The longtime Brazilian bore aficionado achieved an unbelievable record of surfing non-stop for 10.1 km (6.3 miles) down Brazil's famous river bore wave, called the Pororoca.

Until now, the longest wave ridden record belonged to Englishman David Lawson, who rode a wave for 9.1 km on the Severn River in England.

Once they got to the mouth of the Araguari River in late June, Laus and crew saw the bore reach a place they'd never seen. "The mud banks along the riverside changed, and the only place for a potential record-breaking ride was on the mouth of the river, to the ocean side," says Laus, who spent 33 minutes and 15 seconds surfing the bore.

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Microsoft to Roll Out Windows XP 'Homo' Edition

In a move likely to make computing history, Seattle software giant Microsoft will soon unveil its new Windows XP 'Homo' Edition. The company says that it designed the new product line in response to demands for a gay operating system, the first of its kind, by consumers and Microsoft employees. But some conservative Christian groups are warning that the software could open the door to "open-source" relationships.

Via

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NYC Man Among Missing After London Blasts

A Bronx man who moved abroad after the 2001 terrorist attacks was among those missing in London after the transit bombings there, his friends and relatives said.

Michael Matsushita, 37, has not been heard from since Thursday when he left for work. He normally takes a subway that passes through London's King's Cross station, near the site of the deadliest of the three subway bombings.

His fiancee, Rosie Cowan, told The Evening Standard of London that they met while working as international tour guides in Vietnam and recently moved together to England.

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NailJet Pro inkjets any image onto fingernails

ImagiNail is yet another example of the wonders of digital imaging technology being able to put any image on any thing. The Imaginail NailJet Pro inkjets artwork directly onto the fingernail in high resolution at very low cost. Lasting as long as normal nail varnish, the NailJet Pro can print photographs or any other high resolution design and it can print a different design on every fingernail.

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Naked man arrested for shouting at trees

A German man has been arrested after a marriage guidance counsellor advised him to run around naked shouting at trees.

Dieter Braun, 43, from Recklinghausen said the stress release technique had worked perfectly until he was arrested. He told police that venting his anger on the trees had stopped him shouting at his wife. “If I didn’t go to the woods and scream at the trees then my marriage would probably be over,” he said.

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50 Fun Things to do with your iPod

In the four years since its introduction, the iPod has proven to be a versatile little device. Despite a relatively closed architecture, hackers have found their way in. Content creators and software makers put information at your fingertips when you're on the go. Would-be designers have added to the fashionable stylings of the now-ubiquitous white ear buds. Hardware makers and enthusiasts have augmented the iPod with new add-on gadgets. Here are a few dozen things you can do with your iPod besides listen to music.

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The Girlfriend Lap Pillow

The incredible success of the boyfriend arm pillow has spawned what the Japanese manufacturers are hoping will be the male equivalent – the girlfriend lap pillow. Unlike the boyfriend arm pillow which has a heartbeat and is soft and snugly, the girlfriend lap pillow comes with realistic-to-the-touch legs and a tight short polyester skirt in your choice of black or red.

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Smart paper

Smart paper is made out of millions of tiny plastic beads. The beads spin to a "on" or "off" - "black" or "white" based on electrical impulses. All together, all the tiny beads create a message on the "paper" which can be changed at any time.

Gyricon has bult an interesting commercial applicaton from what is known as the emerging technology of "smart paper." The SyncroSign has several versons ranging from small to large that could be used in all sorts of sales and commercial venues.

The SyncroSign messages can be changed via WiFi or Ethernet using software. And, the messages can be scheduled to show up at a predetermined time.

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Manhole mania

In Japan, manholes are works of art. People from Land of the Rising Sun can even contribute pictures of these masterpieces.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

How not to jump off a roof

A guy takes his patio umbrella and decides to jump off the roof using the umbrella to gently float towards the ground. He was successful in only jumping off the roof though.

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Indoor Swimming Pool

What if you don't have enough money to buy yourself an indoor swimming pool? What if you don't have the room to build an indoor swimming pool of Olympic measurements? Right, you start to build your own indoor swimming pool yourself.

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Workers find live grenade in woman's couch

Workers removing furniture from the home of a deceased elderly woman got a shock when they spotted an active hand grenade stuck in the bottom of the couch.

The FBI, ATF and Montgomery Police Bomb Squad were called to the scene after the bomb was discovered Thursday.

"They used a robot, armed with a camera, from about 50 yards away from the grenade," Selma Police Chief Jimmy Martin said.

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The Bible According to Cheese

Welcome to the Bible According to Cheese, brought to you by the renowned Bible and/or Cheese scholars from All Too Flat.

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World of Kitsch

Welcome kitsch hunters, to the World of Kitsch: The slightly less than stunning but ever tasteful site dedicated to the people, places, objects and entertainment that have become known as "Kitsch"

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Strippers Arrested in Alleged Spanking

Three strippers and two nightclub managers have been arrested for allegedly spanking a Bald Knob trucker at his 31st birthday bash and severely bruising his backside.

After his friends paid $25, Keith Lowery was handcuffed and spanked with a 3-foot-long paddle and a belt while one of the strippers restrained his head with her legs, investigators with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office said.

Kelly Eslick, 21, a stripper at Sensations nightclub in Jacksonville, northeast of Little Rock, admitted to police that she used a paddle drilled with holes for less air resistance while the two other dancers, Lisa Nolen, 23, and Charlene Smith, 23, used the belt.

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Not a little help from your friends

Ex-Beatle Ringo Starr has hit out at former bandmate Sir Paul McCartney for not asking him to play the drums at London's historic Live 8 concert the second of July.

McCartney opened the star-studded gig in Hyde Park with Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band alongside U2, and closed it with classic Beatles tracks Get Back, Drive My Car, Helter Skelter, The Long and Winding Road and Hey Jude.

Starr is furious he was not asked to play the drums on the songs, as he and McCartney are the only surviving Beatles.

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Coffee cup that heats itself

OnTech Delaware Inc has come up with a self-heating container. By using a chemical reaction, you can buy a room-temperature cup of coffee and it will heat itself up.

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Willie Nelson to Release Reggae Album

Willie Nelson is so prolific that sometimes even he forgets he has another record coming out. At a recent show here with Bob Dylan, Nelson performed a long list of hits, but not a single song from his new long-awaited reggae album.

"I keep forgetting," Nelson said a few days later by telephone from the road, which he's called home for most of the last 30 years. "The set is so short."

Nelson is indeed releasing a new reggae album, "Countryman," out Tuesday, and, at least sporadically, he's been working some of the songs into his shows.

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What did your parents do for you on your sweet 16th birthday?

A couple pleaded guilty Thursday to hiring a stripper for their son's 16th birthday party and were sentenced to two years probation.

Landon and Anette Pharris, who were charged with contributing the delinquency of a minor, also were ordered to take parenting classes.

The parents hired the stripper to perform at a September party attended by about a dozen young people.

Cassandra Joyce Park, 29, who police say used the stage name "Sassy," danced for a few hours before partygoers took up a collection and paid her $150 more to fully disrobe, Anette Pharris said.

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Monday, July 11, 2005

How to get the perfect tan

Jessica Simpson has rocked the publishing world with her informative masterpiece exposing the secrets of how to acquire the orange skin tone so coveted by Hollywood starlets. Make sure you get your copy before they all sell out.

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The Beatbox

The Beatbox was designed and made by Andy Huntington. It is a physical programmable drum machine.

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Cops Donuts

Imagine entering a restaurant that resembles a police station in the late 1940s. While you are waiting for your order, you notice the wanted posters of old time gangsters like Bonnie & Clyde lining the walls. Historical photographs of real life police officers from the 1940s are interspersed with Hollywood’s version of gangsters and “untouchables” from the same era.

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Speedy Gonzalez

Has it ever crossed your mind, what ever happened to Speedy Gonzalez? I hear he made some bad career decisions. Now exposing his secret life of crime.

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Great wipe out at the Great Wall

Check out this video of a skateboarder trying to jump The Great Wall.

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A Kidnapping-Murder Suspect Blogged About His Demons

A convicted sex offender spent months on the Internet documenting his internal struggle with right and wrong. Then, four days before two children he is accused of kidnapping disappeared, he wrote, The demons have taken over.

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Japanese syndrome

It's a bummer when your arm is amputated, but it's even a bigger bummer when they replace your arm with a Japanese one.

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Spilled beer exposes fake money, leads to arrests

His mistake was trying to pass funny money in a beer-soaked bar.

Alkarim Nasser, 19, and two others accused of distributing $16,000 in counterfeit bills around Halifax last winter were nabbed by waiters after the ink on the notes started to smudge.

"It was the waitresses and staff who detected the bills because water and moisture affects the inkjet process and makes the ink run," Const. Dana Drover, a financial crime expert with Halifax police, told Nasser's sentencing hearing Thursday.

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The Way it Used to Be...

As the 10 year anniversary of Amazon.com rolls around this month, why not take a trip down memory lane and see some popular sites of today as each was when they went online.

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Man Sues Massachusetts for Right to Get Drunk

A man arrested when police showed up to break up a New Year's Eve party at a friend's house has filed a lawsuit, arguing he had a constitutional right to get drunk on private property as long as he didn't cause a public disturbance.

Eric Laverriere, 25, of Portland, Maine, was taken into protective custody by Waltham police and locked in a cell for nine hours until the effects of the alcohol wore off.

Legal experts said his lawsuit, filed this week in U.S. District Court in Boston, is the first to challenge a state law allowing police to lock up drunk people against their will for their own protection.

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