Friday, August 17, 2007
South Simcoe Police said one of their officers was monitoring traffic at around 3:30 p.m. on the 12th Line of Bradford-West Gwillimbury, near Hwy. 400 just north of Hwy. 88, when his radar registered a vehicle travelling 156 km/h in a 60-km/h zone.
He gets off easy though. If convicted, he could lose his licenece for 30 days and face $1,200 in fines New rules become effective on September 30 which will treat speeders going more than 50 km/hr over the speed limit, the same as street racers. Fines will be from $2,000 to $10,000 and for a second conviction within 10 years of the first, courts could take away their licence for up to 10 years.
That's enough to fuel a steady stream of election promises from all three parties.
Virginia Grace Soto, 47, was arrested on July 14 and thought to be a man despite her repeated protests otherwise, according to two internal reports by D.C. police and the Department of Corrections.
I can see how you could make that mistake but not after a strip search. I know correctional officers can be dumb but surely they know a little about anatomy.
According to court documents filed, Stanley Reimer walked his wife to the balcony of their apartment and kissed her before throwing her over. The body of Criste Reimer, 47, was found Tuesday night outside the apartment building, near the upscale Country Club Plaza shopping district.
Reimer was charged Wednesday. He remained jailed on $250,000 bond and was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday. Article here
Thursday, August 16, 2007
"It's all up to you. What tune best represents Dalton McGuinty's campaign?
Which lyrics do you think of when you see Liberal red? Their election
needs a theme song and here's your chance to play political DJ.
Dalton's Music Playlist:
"Would I Lie To You?" - The Eurythmics
"Don't Forget Me When I'm Gone" - Glass Tiger
"You Had Me, You Lost Me" - Joss Stone
"Give It Away" - Red Hot Chili Peppers "
Supposedly some of the front-runners as of yesterday morning were "Hit the Road Jack" by Ray Charles, "Won't Get Fooled Again" by The Who, "Would I Lie To You" by The Eurythmics, and "Give It Away" by The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
The aggravated assault charge against 21-year-old Nicole Kish, of Toronto, is being upgraded because of new information in the stabbing and beating death of Ross Hammond.
Police described all four as panhandlers and drifters.
Some people just have no ethics- I guess that's why they go into politics.
The world governing body of soccer FIFA has banned a Chilean player for nine months for his behaviour towards match officials after a bitter semifinal loss to Argentina last month at the FIFA U20 World Cup in Toronto.
Chilean players brawled with police and security after the match at the team bus outside BMO Field. The players were detained but no charges were laid by police. Earlier it was revealed that players were throwing punches at female police officers. Whatever happened to sportsmanship?
I understand the circumstance in this situation were complicated. Still you have to wonder what kind of moron tasers someone holding a baby. You have to realize that the baby is going to be dropped.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
The moral of the story here is that you don’t fuck with Jose Offerman. It doesn’t matter whether he’s playing for the Boston Red Sox or Long Island Ducks. Bottom line is if you throw at Jose Offerman you better be prepared to take your lumps.
The complaint was handwritten (below). The complaint also alleges that Vick would need those missiles because he pledged allegiance to Al Qaeda in February of this year.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
The causes were numerous and complex, but the underlying issue was how heavily strained the supply of available electricity had become across the region under a heatwave, resulting in a situation where several minor problems coincided during the highest-use time of the day and caused a cascading system collapse.
Although the event is commonly known to most locals simply as "the blackout," the period of Aug 14 to Sept 28, 2003 actually saw six major blackouts occur around the world, with ours coming in second most significant by cutting off power to 50 million people.
The fact that people do refer to the date in this way shows just how significant a memory it left with everyone of those affected. Whether people recall it as a frightening and unpleasant experience, a beautiful and freeing one, or (most likely) some mixture of the two depends on who they are and what position they randomly happened to be in at the time.
One of the employees then chased the stunned thief out into the parking lot and held him down in a choke hold until police arrived.
The 24-year-old man was charged with first-degree robbery. He almost got away with two rolls of change! He pleaded not guilty and claims he didn't rob the store.
Universal health care is affordable, certainly more affordable than the system that currently exists in the U.S. Americans spend 15.3% of GDP on health care but can't provide coverage for everyone. In Canada and France good universal coverage is provided at only 10% of GDP. Costs are higher in the U.S. because administrative costs are so high. Insurers spend on marketing and screening which doesn't exist in a universal system. Administrative costs are at about $1100 per person in the U.S. and only $150 per person in Canada. And let's not forget about the $40 billion in profit made by the insurance industry in 2006.
Americans are concerned about tax increases that would come with universal health care. But Americans would still be ahead because medical bills and premiums would fall.
So what about those waiting times in Canada? Well there are no waiting times for emergency or urgent services. A friend developed a detached retina which was surgically repaired the same day. But if you want to see an ophthalmologist for a routine eye exam you better plan ahead. But other countries with universal systems report no wait times at all.
In a universal system there is no need to get approval for treatment and treatment is never denied. No one is turned for coverage even if they have pre-existing conditions. No one is put into bankruptcy to cover medical bills. The system is not really government run but rather just publicly funded. The government does not interfere with my doctor's practice and hospitals are run by independent boards and not by the Ministry of Health.
Juanita Marie Jones, 53, called Rochelle Police late Thursday night after she purchased what she thought was a $20 piece of crack cocaine, according to police reports.
She told officers she broke the rock into three pieces and smoked one, only to discover the drugs were "fake."
She took Officer Joel Quinn and Deputy John Shedd of the Wilcox County Sheriff's Office into her kitchen and showed them the drugs, police said.
She was promptly arrested on charges of possession of cocaine.
The new musical, which began previews July 5, has closed. A press statement issued Aug. 13 reads, "Todd Ellis, the producer of Idol: The Musical, has chosen to close the show due to a lack of advance ticket sales, a lack of positive feedback from audience members and critics, and a lack of sustainable financial resources."
The new data mean that the warmest year on record in the US was 1934, not 1998, and skeptics have seized on the story as proof that the whole "global warming" thing is a hoax. Upon hearing the news, the newly navigable passage through the Arctic Ocean immediately refroze.
But police have dentermined Adams did not die as a result of injuries received from the dogs and an autopsy has failed to determine a cause of death. Previous reports of a heart attack have also since been discounted, and Adams was found to have been perfectly healthy.
OMG, this company does anal bleaching! It's Sodom and Gomorrah all over again.
Thanks BG for discovering this.
Monday, August 13, 2007
The alleged incident occurred on July 25 when an OPP officer on highway patrol south of Barrie began tailing a van heading south on the highway.
According to an OPP occurrence report, the officer noted the vehicle weaving across lanes and failing to signal lane changes, so the officer pulled the driver over, only to learn that Det. Danny Ross of the Toronto holdup squad was behind the wheel.
The man says he bit into a hamburger and had a severe allergic reaction to the cheese melted on it. Jeromy Jackson, who is in his early 20s, says he clearly ordered two Quarter Pounders without cheese at the McDonald's restaurant in Star City before heading to Clarksburg.
His mother Trela Jackson and friend Andrew Ellifritz are parties to the lawsuit because they say they risked their lives rushing Jeromy to the hospital. The lawsuit alleges Jeromy "was only moments from death" or serious injury by the time he reached the hospital.
McDonald's representatives offered to pay all the medical costs.
The lawsuit seeks damages on two counts of negligence, one count of intentional infliction of emotional distress and one count of punitive damages.
The fast-food giant has been sued before.
In one notorious instance in 1992, Stella Liebeck, a 79-year-old woman from Albuquerque, N.M., sued McDonald's after she suffered third-degree burns from spilling a hot cup of coffee in her lap.
A jury later awarded Liebeck $2.9 million.