Saturday, June 02, 2007
Friday, June 01, 2007
Joslyn Noel Morse, 30, who most recently was an exotic dancer at Scores Las Vegas, has been repeatedly spied with the Yankees' $252 million man in Tampa, Miami, Dallas - and in most recently Toronto. Morse is a corn-fed Catholic-school girl from Iowa who quickly took up the stripping trade after high school.
Not safe for workplaces and children pictures are available here.
Kevorkian is to appear in a 60 Minutes segment Sunday, and his attorney Mayer Morganroth said his client planned a news conference Tuesday. Mike Wallace, the correspondent for 60 Minutes, whose airing of a Kevorkian-aided suicide led to the charges and his prison term, met Kevorkian outside with an embrace.
Below is Kevorkian back in 1991 with his suicide machine.
Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day argued that other countries where handguns have been banned have seen the numbers of gun crimes increase. Day's statements, however, don't appear to match with the facts. There was a 16 per cent drop in the number of firearms offences in the United Kingdom in 2006 compared with the previous year, according to figures from Britain's Home Office. Injuries related to gun crimes also fell while fatalities rose slightly.
I do not oppose gun control but I also acknowledge that gun control alone will not solve the problem. The real cause of violence is our urban culture.
Culpeper Police, Virginia officers Lonnie Myers and Tim Chilton heard a disturbance near the Depot while they were patrolling the East Davis Street area Thursday around 11:59 p.m. That’s when they noticed Eric Scott Kyff, 39, and Lauren J. Allen, 26, - both Culpeper residents - having an argument.
Jenkins said Kyff and Allen reportedly were drunk and wanted to “travel home several miles by horseback to avoid drinking and driving.” Soon after, Kyff “took off along the railroad tracks," but he didn’t get far before Officer Chilton stopped him.
The allegedly drunken duo were arrested on charges of public intoxication and taken to the Culpeper County Jail while the horses were held across the street in front of the Culpeper County Police Department.
Thursday, May 31, 2007
The concentration of drugs was heaviest in the air around Rome's Sapienza university, though theNational Research Council's Dr. Angelo Cecinato warned against drawing conclusions about students' recreational habits.
Robert Alan Soloway is accused of using networks of compromised "zombie" computers to send out millions upon millions of spam e-mails.
"He's one of the top 10 spammers in the world," said Tim Cranton, a Microsoft Corp. lawyer who is senior director of the company's Worldwide Internet Safety Programs. "He's a huge problem for our customers. This is a very good day."
A federal grand jury last week returned a 35-count indictment against Soloway charging him with mail fraud, wire fraud, e-mail fraud, aggravated identity theft and money laundering.
Soloway used computers infected with malicious code to send out millions of junk e-mails since 2003. The computers are called "zombies" because owners typically have no idea their machines have been infected.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Pahlsson scored with 5:44 left in the game to give the Ducks a 1-0 win and a 2-0 lead in the series. So not only did Pahlsson help shut down Ottawa's big guns but he provides the Ducks with their only offense. Ottawa just can't seem to generate anything against the strong Anaheim defense. The Senators were outshot 30-16 in the game and 62-36 for the series so far.
Let's hope things change when the series switches to Ottawa this Saturday. However, teams that won the first two games at home have captured the Cup 29 of 30 times.
There were 22 homicides by this time last year, eight of them committed with firearms.
In 2005, the year notoriously referred to as the year of the gun in Toronto, 26 had been slain by May 24 with 16 having been shot.
It's beginning to look like a very violent summer in Toronto this year.
Sources in Las Vegas tell that the million-dollar slugger was at super hot nightclub Tryst at the Wynn Hotel on May 13, sitting at a table with his blonde companion. The two were living it up near the 90-foot waterfall, drinking two bottles of Grey Goose vodka.
Alex left the club around 2:00 AM, and sources tell us the two headed over to the Mirage the next day, where he and the blonde participated in a private event at the pool, featuring staff from Bare Lounge.
- NBC Today Show cancels segment on monster pig after flying boy and father to NYC instead of disclosing their role and the hogs to the public
- AP photo fails stink test according to retired NYU physicist, Richard Brandt
- Scientific measurements prove that if the boy is 5 feet 5 inches, as cited, the pig would measure a colossal 15 feet (and not the 9 feet, 4 inches, which was claimed)
- Alternatively, Brandt's report states, the boy would measure a puny 3 feet 9-1/2 inches instead of 5 feet 5 inches, if the beast's length is calculated at 9 feet 4 inches
Vachon said she would be the first to complain if homosexuals were refused service at a business. Bar owner Michel Gadoury says Le Stud has banned women most nights since it was established 11 years ago. He says he doesn't understand the fuss.
The bar, an understated spot in a flamboyant part of the city, has the trappings of a local pub with pool tables and video poker terminals. On many nights it shows gay pornography on TV screens instead of the usual hockey game fare
A witness told The New York Post that Rodriguez and his three companions spent about two hours dining at Harbour Sixty. Rodriguez and the blonde, and possibly the two other men, then were driven in one of Harbour Sixty's cars two miles to the Brass Rail, a flashy strip club located on Yonge Street. The witness saw A-Rod and the woman go into the Brass Rail just after 11 p.m. Home to what one Web site calls, "Toronto's most beautiful all-nude dancers," the Brass Rail is known for its booming sound system, overflowing crowds, overpriced beers and $20 lap dances - a drop in the bucket for Rodriguez, who has a 10-year contract worth $252 million. Rodriguez and the blonde spent an hour or so at the Brass Rail, the witness said.
Police recovered more than 1,500 pairs of girls' shoes stolen from all three Waukesha public high schools (in Wisconsin) and Butler Middle School after arresting a man for 17 counts of burglary, Waukesha police Lt. William H. Graham said. "He liked to smell them," Graham said.
According to police:
The man is accused of stealing the shoes on May 20 from girls' lockers at North and South high schools. A security video shows a man entering North High School and leaving the school carrying some items. The video shows him place the items in the trunk of his Dodge Avenger. Police were able to track the man through the registration of his unique vehicle. On May 24, police searched the man's residence and a rented storage unit where the shoes were recovered.
Their routine interview of neighbours had raised no other possible suspects. However, if you focus on just one person that tends to happen. No one thought anything of the reclusive, nervous degenerate that lived right next door. As they closed in on Hine, they asked others interviewed including Sylvester to submit to a lie detector test. This is very routine because the test results are used to counter defense claims of alternative suspect theories during a trial. The request to Sylvester likely triggered a panic attack and he showed up two days later with his lawyer to make a full confession.
We will never know now what might have happened if Sylvester had not confessed. However, the books are full of cases of wrongly convicted men who just happened to have been in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
A major Toronto landmark - Sam the Record Man store on Yonge Street is shutting its doors next month.
Jason and Bobby Sniderman, the sons of Sam Sniderman and present owners of the downtown store say their decision reflects the increasing impact of technology on the record industry. I have to admit its been a while since I bought anything there. But I remember even the most obscure title you would find at Sam's.
Sam's store on Yonge Street was started by Sam Sniderman 70 years ago.
In its heyday, there were more than 100 stores across the country.
As they say, the bigger they are the harder they fall. So the resounding "splat!" the New York Yankees are making is being heard around the baseball world, and beyond.
And the return of Roger Clemens this week who turns 45 this summer isn't going save this shink ship.
Welcome to big leagues, as the rest of us knows them.
The ad campaign, coupled with a website is seen by observers as a desperate attempt by the Conservative Party, which is flagging in the opinion polls, to shore up support in Alberta and British Columbia.
Attack ads often work, but the frequency and the recurring theme, might prove to be a turnoff.
Justice Ted Minden's instructions were, "If you believe Mr. Sylvester's statement to police that he did not intend to kill Alicia Ross, you must find him not guilty of second-degree murder." "Did he react suddenly in the heat of the moment because he lost self-control?" "What lies at the heart of this case is was he acting under provocation?"
But if the jury finds Sylvester, 33, meant to kill Ross during an encounter between their homes in the early morning of Aug. 17, 2005 or that he used force he knew would likely result in her death and acted recklessly, they would then have to determine if Sylvester was provoked into the violent response.
What the jury does not know is that the Crown unsuccessfully asked the provincial court judge who presided over the preliminary hearing last year, to order Mr. Sylvester to stand trial on charges of first-degree murder. The Crown argued there was evidence Ms. Ross may have been a victim of a sexual assault before she was killed. There was no direct evidence to prove this theory and Mr. Sylvester was ordered to stand trial on second-degree murder.
Some of the most damaging evidence came from Dr. Mark Ben-Aron, a respected forensic psychiatrist who testified for the defence after being retained to assess Mr. Sylvester before the trial. He testified that Mr. Sylvester was a "highly dysfunctional" person with took part in peeping activities.
Like the Toronto commissioner appointed in July 2004, the mandate of Vaughan's integrity officer – approved by councillors yesterday – is a part-time position with a scope that is limited to council members.
Four of the council's nine members spoke out against the need for an integrity commissioner.
In the end, after tacking on an amendment by Councillor Alan Shefman to review the position in two years, Jackson's motion was carried unanimously, if grudgingly. This was one of the key commitments by Jackson during last year's municipal election.
Toronto's integrity commissioner, David Mullan, a constitutional law professor from Queen's University, has flexed his muscles on several occasions. He called Councillor Maria Augimeri to task for falsely stating in a phone message that a political rival was under police investigation. However, the council failed to support his recommendation for an apology or a reprimand.
This is the roster of the Ottawa Senators:
How many American players do you see out of all those players? Exactly.
Monday, May 28, 2007
In the first matchup of the teams this season, Moen, along with Niedermayer and Samuel Pahlsson, held Ottawa's top line of Aldfredssson, Spezza and Heatley to two assists and handed the Senators their first series-opening loss in these playoffs.
The score was 3-2 and the Ducks had to come back from behind to tie and win the game in the 3rd. Anaheim had a clear edge in play and out shot the Senators 32-20. Although the Ducks has a distinct advantage in scoring chances, they just barely squeaked by.
In the wake the murder last Wednesday of 15-year-old Jordan Manners at C.W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute, the gun control advocates are all revved up again. But even worse are those that jump into the debate and begin to blame everyone and everything for our gun violence problem - neglectful parents, the misguided nanny state, out-of-control teenage hooliganism, our ineffective “wimpy” court system, etc.
I have to admit that Lorne Gunter in the National Post has got it right - its our “urban culture” or to be specific: “…the prevalence of father-absent upbringings in the Jane-Finch area of Toronto, or the glorification of gangsta, drug and gun culture that liberals and social democrats such as Mr. Miller have been loathe to denounce out of a politically correct fear of being called racists.” Political correctness is preventing us from directly dealing with this problem.
Makes me embarrassed to be a liberal.
European Union by apparent discrimination against homosexuals.
Two 17-year-olds, who knew the victim and whom police say were probably his friends, were to appear in court Monday on first-degree murder charges. The accused were supposedly at the barbeque this weekend -- it was a fundraiser for the funeral. Police have not yet established a motive.
The milk is also high in omega3 oils, claimed to improve brain power, and contains polyunsaturated fat. The saturated fats found in normal milk are linked to increased risk of heart disease. The cows, which have a particular genetic mutation, were bred from a single female discovered by researchers when they screened milk from millions of cattle in New Zealand.
Here is the best part. Butter from these cows has the extra advantage of being spreadable straight from the fridge, like margarine.
Sunday, May 27, 2007
A new study reports that certain soft drinks, including Coke, Diet Pepsi, Pepsi Max, Sprite, and Dr. Pepper, might seriously harm your health because of sodium benzoate they contain. According to a report in the U.K. Independent:
A new health scare erupted over soft drinks last night amid evidence they may cause serious cell damage. Research from a British university suggests a common preservative found in drinks such as Fanta and Pepsi Max has the ability to switch off vital parts of DNA.The problem - more usually associated with ageing and alcohol abuse - can eventually lead to cirrhosis of the liver and degenerative diseases such as Parkinson.
This does give some food for thought. I may have to rethink my diet Coke consumption.
It's incredible how these young and wealth celebrities think they are above the law.
The Toronto District School Board doesn't intend to install metal detectors. Metal detectors aren't foolproof, and students can bypass them by taking different doors.
C.W. Jefferys is already on a list of Toronto schools scheduled to have security cameras installed. Of the 109 high schools in the Toronto District School Board, 65 have security cameras. However, cameras would not deter these kinds of incidents.
But when Tony Wright, 43, finally regains wakefulness today after catching up on his sleep, he could be in for a cruel awakening. The human guinea pig will discover that he may have given up ten hours too early to claim the crown.
The record that he broke – of 11 days, or 264 hours – was set by Randy Gardner, an American, in 1964 and is recognised in psychiatric textbooks.
But that is 12 hours shorter than the record which used to be included in The Guinness Book of Records before being removed from the book in 1989. It was deleted on the grounds that it could encourage records harmful to health and was unverifiable because of the claims of insomnia sufferers.
The Guinness previous record was for 11½ days, or 276 hours, and was set by Toimi Soini in Hamina, Finland, between February 5 to 15, 1964.