Saturday, September 25, 2010
Eye witnesses report that what started as a single-apartment blaze on the 24th floor spread to neighbouring apartments.
Friday, September 24, 2010
No judicial lecture.
No bail either.
Lohan was stripped of her designer high-heel shoes and jewelry and on her way to the county women's jail, where she will be held in an isolation unit.
Lohan is due back in court on Oct. 22, when Judge Fox will formally determine whether she violated her probation and will spell out her sentence.
How many 24 year old celebrities are on their fourth mugshot?
UPDATE: She has been sprung for jail again. Superior Court judge Patricia M. Schnegg ruled the original sentence was legally incorrect because it involved a probation violation for a misdemeanor conviction - and bail should have been an option.
High school students in Independence, MO and their parents were required to sign a Homecoming dance contract to prevent any inappropriate physical contact on the dance floor at Homecoming. Under the contract, students are prohibited from "freaking, grinding, moshing" and "no dancing back-to-front, side-to-back, side-to-front, or back-to-back." There are also "no bending over" and "both feet on the floor" rules.
Truman High School's principal Kristel Barr explains that sexual dancing at school functions has "been getting progressively worse. We believe all students should be comfortable at dances."
Students found in violation of the Homecoming dance contract will be told to leave without warning. Their parents will be notified, and they will not be permitted to attend three other dances this school year.
Leave it to the school system to try and regulate dancing at school. We're back in the 1950s again. Granted the grinding can be a bit much but going to far the other way makes no sense. They'll be grinding in the parking lot.
TriMet said the driver posed an immediate threat to public safety and violated transit agency policy.
It was the second time in four years the Portland transit agency has fired 40-year-old Lahcen Qouchbane of Gresham.
In September 2006, TriMet fired him for pushing a passenger off a bus. Qouchbane was reinstated by an arbitrator after an appeal by his union.
This isn't over yet. I'm sure there will be a grievance and it will come out that the employer never told the drivers that reading while driving a bus puts the public at risk. And it's not like he was reading some trashy novel. I'm sure he was reviewing the company's customer service manual.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
He suggests that the 9/11 attacks were orchestrated by the U.S.
He wants to wipe Israel off the map.
He cheated during Iran's last Presidential election campaign.
And this man was us to believe that Iran has no plan to build a bomb from enriched uranium. The man is a diabolical maniac who's like we haven't seen since Adolph Hitler. You have to be little bit scared of what this man might do.
With Israeli officials long worried that serious injury, or even death, is just waiting to happen, another multimillion-shekel barrier is under construction to separate loud, unruly crowds from frequent rock-throwers. Sounds like another security hot spot? Try the chimpanzee exhibit at the Tisch Family Zoological Gardens in Jerusalem, popularly known as the Biblical Zoo.
“It’s kind of embarrassing to be stoned by a chimp,” said zoo director Shai Doron. “Chimps know how to throw forehand, but can’t throw overhand, like a baseball. So usually the rocks they throw have a big arc and people have time to escape. The chimps throw rocks every time they’re upset when there are a lot of people,” explained Noa Danen, the head of the primate section at the zoo. “People thought it was funny, until they got a rock in the head.”
Instead of leaving the area when the primates are upset, news of chimpanzees throwing rocks usually draws even larger crowds, said Danen. “And monkeys throw really well,” she noted. After frequent incidents of irate chimps tossing rocks at the public, the zoo installed a net across the chimpanzee exhibit 10 years ago. While it took care of the danger of injury, it made the chimps hard to see and even harder to photograph.
A new, reinforced glass barrier is part of a NIS 2 million general overhaul of the chimpanzee exhibit, which will include more room for the chimpanzees to frolic. The plan includes filling in the moat to allow the residents to come right up to the glass and interact with their fellow primates “nose to nose,” Doron said. The glass will be specially treated so as not to shatter on impact from stones or other projectiles.
He becomes only the 26th player to ever hit 50 or more home runs in one season. But if you take away the questionable seasons during the steroid era and you are left with only about 15 players. Some huge stars of the game never hit 50 home runs including Frank Robinson, Harmon Killebrew, Reggie Jackson, Frank Thomas and Ted Williams.
Everyone in Toronto knew it was going to happen this week. But there were only 12,590 in attendance to watch the event. Which tells you all you need to know about the state of baseball in Toronto.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Now the neighbour to the east has taken a totally different approach to his landscaping. They now have a lovely patio made of durable black rubber tiles. No need for weeding or fertilizer. So functional and esthetically pleasing to the eye.
A day after pleading guilty to misdemeanor drug possession after she was caught red-handed with cocaine, the socialite and celebrity was halted by Japanese immigration authorities when she arrived at Narita International Airport. After staying overnight at an airport hotel as officials debated whether to allow her into Japan, Hilton flew home on a private jet after being denied entry. Hilton who was questioned for six hours by immigration officials, according to local media, was to appear Wednesday at a news conference in Tokyo to promote her fashion and fragrance lines. In Japan, immigration authorities can deny entry to anyone convicted of drug-related offenses, and they have booted out some famous celebrities in the past.
Kudos to the Japanese!
In a real-life fairytale, an American millionaire has bequeathed $8 million to the Mannum-based Wombat Awareness Organisation in Australia. "We are still in shock, we're still waiting for someone to say the money's not coming," director Brigitte Stevens said yesterday.
"It's unbelievable really, we're just blown away." The millionaire, whose family has requested anonymity, unexpectedly visited the team of volunteers about two years ago to see the southern hairy-nosed wombats in the wild.
"I took him out into the wild population and showed him wombats with mange, wombats that were starving to death and wombats with burrows from motorbike tyres," she said. The millionaire, who worked in the horse-racing industry, was captivated by the volunteers' tireless efforts to save what may be becoming an endangered icon.
Whatever happened to those stories about millionaires leaving all their money for cat orphanages/ Wombats? How come American endangered species aren't good enough? This is totally un-American!
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Next week on Sesame Street will be Lindsay Lohan playing drinking games - what fun!
Jupiter was 368 million miles from Earth tonight, meaning it will appear brighter than usual. The planet is closer to Earth than it has been since 1963 -- and it won't be this close again until 2022. The picture above was taken with my Canon Powershot A630.
A the very least Helena Guergis has shown to be a person that shows poor judgment. Forget about the blow up at the Charlottetown airport that got blown out of proportion. But the letters to the editor of media of Guergis' staff and supporters following the incident are just ridiculous. Guergis’ executive assistant Jessica Craven, Ms. Craven’s mother Dawn Richards, constituency office staff member Valerie Knight, former riding association president Paul Shaw, and Bonnie Ainsworth an assistant to Ms. Guergis’ colleague, MP Patrick Brown allegedly engaged in a coordinated letter writing campaign to the local media praising the abilities and achievements of Guergis. None of the individuals disclosed their close association with the Conservative Minister. But her performance as a Minister should be an embarrassment to the Government. In particular her handling of the Brenda Martin case.
But all this seems to not matter to the constituents of Simcoe-Grey. In a recent poll conducted by Holinshed Research Group of Ottawa seems to indicated that Guergis would be easily re-elected.
A sample of her constituents indicated that if Helena Guergis were to run as an Independent Conservative 19.6% would vote Conservative; 12.8% would vote Liberal; 3.3% would vote NDP; 3.1% would vote Green 30.1% were undecided and 30% would vote for Guergis.
Skinner, a Florida gym teacher who, in the 1960s, harshly cracked down on long hair and other hippieisms, died today. Skinner inspired a group of rebellious students to rename their band after him, calling it Lynyrd Skynyrd. Skinner was 77.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Actor Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi were arrested in Santa Barbara, California yesterday for allegedly squatting in their old house, which they had sold over three years ago. Talk about falling on hard times.
The couple's bail was set at $50,000 each. They were arrested on charges of felony residential burglary and unlawful entry into a non-commercial building. Evi was also charged with resisting arrest. The Quaids were also busted using bad credit cards last year at a ranch in Montecito and a resort in Santa Barbara.
Talk about real life imitating art. It looks like Cousin Eddie is has hit hard times. He's been evicted from his RV. No doubt neighbours kept getting annoyed because his shitter kept getting backed up. Then the welfare people found out the metal plate in his head was just plastic and he lost his disability payments.