Saturday, April 07, 2012
Mayor Julián Atienza has issued a by law on good behaviour in La Toba, Guadalajara. A municipal by-law issued in the small town of La Toba, Guadalajara, reads: ‘The ‘Señor Alcade’ lets it be known – No spitting or breaking wind in public’.
The Mayor says that he wants to do away with all uncivilised forms of behaviour, and the lack of education and social values by issuing the by-law which goes on, ‘Cover your mouth with your hand if you sneeze or cough, and turn away from anybody close by.’
The document also notes other problems, the excessive noise disturbing other residents, the litter in the streets, building works or opening a business with no licence and the ill-treatment of animals.
Suspected drug trafficker Ronaldo Silva decided to escape from prison in what he thought was the perfect disguise. When his wife came to visit, he popped on her bra, threw on a wig and poured his curves into her pretty blue dress. He even shaved his arms and legs for good measure, and squeezed into a pair of killer heels. But his plan to sashay through the prison gates went awry after he forgot one thing: it can take a woman years to master how to glide naturally in high heels.
Half an hour into his daring bid for freedom, one eagle-eyed guard noticed that, despite looking like a woman, he didn't walk like one. He was followed as far as the bus station before police picked him up and dragged him back to jail. The jail's director Carlos Welber said Silva had swapped clothes with his wife during her weekly visit. She left the prison wearing his bermuda shorts and another top she had brought in her bag.
He said: 'He left the prison shortly after her, along with other inmates' wives. He was wearing a wig, painted false nails and a long dress. He'd spent a long time shaving his legs and arms. There was a lot of preparation and premeditation involved in this.' Silva managed to get past prison guards, but a policeman patrolling the street outside became suspicious and decided to follow him. Mr Welber said: 'He noticed that the woman was walking funny and looked strange. He followed him to the bus station, where two men were waiting on motorbikes to pick him up.
'The policeman approached him and managed to arrest him and bring him back, still dressed as a woman.' Silva had been awaiting trial for drug trafficking. He was transferred to the prison last month after another escape attempt, when armed men tried to invade another jail to release him. According to Mr Welber, Silva's wife admitted changing clothes with her husband but claimed she had no idea why he wanted them.
You have to give women credit when it comes to managing to get around on high heels. You would expect hospital ERs to have a lot more visits from women with sprain or fractured ankles. I guess it must be an acquired skill.
Galveston police on Thursday learned the name of a teenager detectives dubbed the “dancing burglar,” after school police officers recognized his dance moves.
The teenager, seen dancing on a video surveillance camera at the scene of a burglary, is a 16-year-old Ball High School student, Galveston police Capt. Jeff Heyse said.
Charges are pending in the case of the March 27 burglary of a Duck Tours amphibious automobile, which takes sightseers along Galveston streets and the bay.
The tip leading to the accused teen’s identity came from school police officers, who watched the 38-second video obtained by Galveston police, Heyse said.
“The 16-year-old juvenile suspect is known for his ‘swag,’ or signature dance move, and he does it in the hallways at school,” Heyse said.
School police noticed the boy didn’t show for class Thursday, so they went to his house and spoke with his mother, Heyse said. Police showed the mother the video, and she asked her son what it was.
“‘That’s my swag, mama,’” Heyse said the boy replied.
Police accused the boy and two adults of burglarizing the amphibious automobile where it was stored for the night in the 900 block of 33rd Street.
The three were accused of scaling the vehicle, entering through the emergency exit on the roof and of spraying the interior with an onboard fire extinguisher.
Friday, April 06, 2012
A woman is accused of attempting to run over joggers with her car and shouting racial slurs.
Holly Stephanie Durham, 38, was charged with three counts of aggravated assault. The incident happened on Saturday near the corner of 1700 South and 2300 East in Salt Lake City.
Three female joggers said they were traveling along 1700 South and when they got to the corner, a vehicle slowed down and the driver started yelling racial slurs at them, according to court documents.
The women continued on their jog, but the driver, Durham, caught up with them again. According to the joggers, Durham pulled into a driveway they were crossing and almost hit them. Durham allegedly yelled a racial slur again before pulling away.
Police found Durham after running the license plate of the car as provided by the joggers.
Court documents say that Durham admitted to calling the joggers names, but not the same as what the joggers said. Durham said the women had run out in front of her when she was turning right on a green light. Durham said she was joking and that some people do not know how to take a joke, according to the documents.
I jogged for years and every so often some jerk who thought they owned the road tries to run you down and yells at you to get off the road. And I only ran on lightly traveled residential neighbourhood roads. That's why you I always ran facing the traffic. I want to see who runs me over.
They say a little black dress is the most versatile item in a girl's wardrobe, but it should never be used like this.
An Illinois man dressed in his most revealing formal attire exposed himself to children in an East Moline park, according to a press release obtained by The Huffington Post.
Authorities arrested Keith Fehr after responding to a call around 5 p.m. The suspect, who celebrated his 50th birthday in prison as a result of his arrest, was reportedly wearing a little black cocktail dress that exposed a little too much of his genitals.
"The whole school knows about it," one of the boys at the park told Fox 18. "He's a creeper."
A photograph following the arrest shows the suspect modeling a black, v-neck, short-sleeved dress that falls just a few inches above his knees.
Fehr is charged with one misdemeanor count of public indecency and one misdemeanor count of sexual exploitation of a child.
And so he should be arrested. He didn't put on panty hose.
Dion Phaneuf was doomed from the start of the season when Ron Wilson declared he was the best defenseman in the league by a country mile. The statement is as false today as it was back in October. On team with a flawed defensive system and weak goaltending the Leafs defense became progressively worse as the season progressed. Phaneuf was no exception.
Phaneuf wears the "C" and is the highest paid player on the Leafs so he will naturally attract more attention than anyone else on the roster. The media and various blogs are now trying to pin the second half meltdown to weak leadership, ie, Phaneuf is a bad captain.
I don't buy into this thinking at all. There are a lot of questions to be asked about Dion Phaneuf but the Maple Leaf collapse cannot be pinned on him. I don't believe that captains play a big role on professional sport teams. Good players make for winners but putting a "C" on someone's chest isn't going to make everyone else better. I think many agree that Jerome Iginla is a model captain. Yet the Flames won't make the playoffs this year for the third consecutive year and have not made it past the first round in quite a number of years. There were seasons when both Wendel Clark and Doug Gilmour were captain that the Leafs missed the playoffs.
Leadership can't come from a single individual, it has to emanate from a group of veterans. That being said Phaneuf may not be a great captain. What we don't know is what goes on in the dressing room. When you continually see player polls suggesting that Phaneuf is the most over-rated player in the league that tells me he's not a popular guy. That sentiment may also exist in the Toronto dressing room. An unpopular guy appointed captain is not likely good for team morale. I saw a recent article suggesting he and Luke Schenn did not get along. Reporters spend a lot of time hanging around with players so some of these stories have some truth to them. He likely is considered management's guy and considering how much Brian Burke has invested in this guy, it's probably true.
The bottom line is that Phaneuf makes $6.5 million (his cap hit) which ranks him 6th among defenseman. He clearly is not worth that kind of money which is probably the major reason why people are so critical of him. The Leafs are trying to build a defense around this guy and he just might not be up for it. But I doubt Burke is the one who can objectively evaluate this asset.
Phaneuf may not be the reason for the Leafs' dismal season but the real issue is whether he can contribute to their success in the future.
A state trooper says an extremely drunk woman met him at the door wearing underpants and holding two yellow roses she wanted him to accept as part of her "cop fantasy" -- before he charged her with drunken driving instead.
The Altoona Mirror reports Thursday that Trooper Thomas Laskey went to a residence on March 20 after a motorist reported they were following a car that had been driving erratically on Interstate 99.
Laskey says 40-year-old Monica Barnhart answered the door and matched the description he had of the driver -- except that she had taken off her blue jeans and was wearing only underpants.
Police say Barnhart eventually acknowledged driving the car and that her blood alcohol content was more than four times the legal limit for drivers.
After 11 failed bids for freedom, notorious killer Charles Manson, now 77, is up for parole later this month.
The parole board rejected his bid in 2007, saying Manson "continues to pose an unreasonable danger to others and may still bring harm to anyone he would come in contact with."
Manson refused to participate in that hearing, describing himself as a "prisoner of the political system." He also declined to participate in any psychological evaluations in 2007.
"He refused to cooperate, so the conclusion they drew from the reports is he still remains a danger to the public," Los Angeles County Deputy Dist. Atty. Patrick Sequeira said at the time. "He was convicted of nine horrible murders. He has expressed no remorse or empathy for any of the victims."
It's probably not what most bankers have in mind when they talk about high finance.
But this six foot high ATM outside a bank in Timisoara, Romania, has baffled customers who have to bring their own step ladder if they want to get at their money.
And at the other end of the scale, just across the road is another ATM so low that people have to get on their knees to get their cash out.
The extremes have angered consumer groups in the Romania - named as the main European hub of ATM crime - who accuse the banks of poor service.
"The high one was supposed to have a staircase leading to it but the bank forgot to get planning permission. And the bank with the low ATM say it had to go there because they are in a listed building and the only access point was a basement window.
Thursday, April 05, 2012
After establishing a team record for wins in spring training, the Jays set a record in a game that actually counts. J.P. banged out a 3-run homer in the 16th, god bless him to put this one away. The longest opening day game in history. I rewrote a report for a client over the course of that marathon game.
Three things stood out for me. First was the bullpen. Seven pitchers went scoreless for innings. That's incredible! The newcomers were great. The three-headed closer monster of John Rauch, Octavio Dotel and Frank Francisco is gone. Kudos to Luis Perez who pitched 4 innings without giving up a hit.
Second was J.P. who had a big day. Not just the homer to end the marathon but he caught 16 innings which must have killed his legs. He blocked a good share of wild pitches, threw out a runner from his knees and made a tag at home to save a run.
The other big contributer was John Ferrell. Unlike Cito, Ferrell is constantly making moves. In the 9th inning down 2 runs, Ferrell has Rajai Davis pinch run for Adam Lind and he scores the tying run from first on a double by Edwin Encarnacion. Ferrell then moves Bautista to first while Davis takes over in right. In the 12th inning with base loaded Ferrell replaces Eric Thames in right field with Omar Vizquel who plays as a 5th infielder. After Cleveland hits into a double play Omar takes over at first and Bautista moves back to right with Davis in left now. That's how you manage.
Ricky didn't have his best stuff but we still won. What a game.
Dylan Edward Contreras was arrested early Saturday on outstanding warrants.
An officer says he told three men who were walking on the street with a dog to move to the sidewalk, and that one looked like he might run away, so he asked for identification.
Contreras identified himself as Emiliano Velesco, and a police database search found no matches. The officer then had a dispatcher run a check with the birthday he was given and the last name tattooed on the forearm.
Dispatch personnel then printed a photo of the man and sent it to the officer.
“I showed the photo to Mr. Contreras and he became upset, knowing that he had been identified,” the officer wrote in a police report.
Contreras was arrested on three warrants out of Jerome County, all for failing to appear on charges of providing false information and underage drinking.
At the start of most sports seasons you feel some element of optimism. The home team hasn't lost a game yet so even if you know the team sucks, you can still hope that they might not be as bad as they say. After the disastrous Maple Leafs season (who looked decent until the All-Star game) it's good to look forward to baseball.
I don't expect the Toronto Blue Jays to make the playoffs even with the extra wild card team. That will go to either Texas or Anaheim in the West. Still if everything goes our way (and it never does), if the Red Sox can turn around last season's freefall, if the Yankees' pitching isn't up to it, then perhaps the Jays won't finish 4th in the East. Yet a 24-7 spring training record suggests that there is a lot of good baseball in this team.
But what I'm really excited about is an entire season of Brett Lawrie. Sure he will come back to Earth at some point but his combination of power, speed and enthusiasm is going to make the Jays a different and better team. Players like Lawrie come around maybe only once in twenty years. He is a game changer. Besides Lawrie there are several reasons why the Jays will be better this season.
Last season's bullpen was just about the worst in the AL. They were painful to watch and fortunately most of the pitchers are gone. This year's bullpen is older and sound. Luis Perez is the youngest at 28. Jason Frasor has returned and the Jays picked up Sergio Santos, Francisco Cordero, and Darren Oliver. Santos will close and Cordero who closed for the Reds last season will be the setup guy. Oliver who is 41 will be the situational lefty. Returning is Casey Janssen who will pitch the 7th when required as well as Carlos Villanueva and Luis Perez both there for long relief. Santos is a legitimate closer who is still young and cheap. If anything happens to him Cordero is still capable of finishing games. Also Jesse Litsch starts the season on the DL and looked much better last season as a reliever. Last year's bullpen cost the Jays quite a number of games, a 5-win improvement from the bullpen means this team will be in a pennant race.
This is the Jays' weak point that you hope develops into a strength - sooner rather than later. The Jays have lots of young arms but not many ready for the majors. I think they have 3 solid starters in Ricky Romero, Brandon Morrow and Henderson Alvarez. Some people are worried about Morrow who has had 2 inconsistent seasons with the Jays. He has been working on a changeup and curveball to go with his fastball and slider. If he masters the changeup it will be devastating in combination with his fastball. After that we just might have to see how things work out. Doug Drabek looks like he has matured since last season but that doesn't mean he might need more seasoning in the minors. Dustin McGowan starts the season on the DL (yeah what a shock) but the organization continues to be high on him and he does have great stuff. Joel Carreno will get some starts until McGowan returns. Carreno has great power and will not look too out of place. In fact this roster is loaded with power pitchers. As for Brett Cecil, he may never start again for the Jays and his only chance of sticking is as a reliever.
There are a few question marks here. Adam Lind and Kelly Johnson both had disappointing seasons in 2011. I'm more optimistic about Johnson bouncing back then Lind. Lind is holding down the clean up spot behind Bautista until Lawrie is ready to take over. If Lind stumbles too much then the Jays will move Edwin Encarnacion into that slot in the order. Yunel Escobar is an above average leadoff man although not the ideal man for the top of the order. The monster at third will make things very interesting. You can expect even better things from J.P. Arencebia in this sophomore season. Finally no one can critisize bringing in the ageless Omar Vizquel to come off the bench.
Certainly there are teams with better outfields but this one is as strong as the Jays have ever had. Jose Bautista has led the majors in homeruns for two seasons and is in his prime. He has a rifle arm in right field and will not have to play third this season now that Lawrie is here. Colby Rasmus is the best defensive centre fielder the Jays have had since Devon White. His bat is the issue. He likely will never hit much above .250 but he can hit for power as he has in the past then he can be protected in the bottom third of the order. Left field is currently being held down by Eric Thames. Who knows now long that we prevail with Travis Snider in AAA chomping to get back. Thames will have to avoid slumps. Rajai Davis is the 4th outfielder and pinch runner. With his speed he is a game changer but his weak defense forced the Jays to find another centre fielder. The fifth outfielder is Ben Francisco who is a career .260 hitter who will likely be used as a pinch hitter and pinch runner.
BRING IT ON!
Sergey Mamontov, 50, told cops he killed his roommate, Aleksandr Zilbergleyt, 55, after a fight erupted in their Sheepshead Bay home on March 25, the sources said.
“He was very matter of fact,” the source said. “He didn’t want to say anything at first, but once he started talking, he wouldn’t shut up. He said he decided there was no other way to take care of (the victim).”
Cops raided the home Tuesday and found Mamontov, a Russian immigrant, in the living room watching TV. Police opened the fridge and found dismembered remains of the victim — a mix of bone and tissue — in at least a dozen containers of bleach.
Mamontov also told detectives he cut off his roomie’s fingers and tossed them into Sheepshead Bay, a source said.
“He was very meticulous, very methodical,” one of the sources said. “He cleaned up afterward. He put the body parts in the refrigerator . . . He didn’t know what his next move was.”
Mamontov told investigators the bloodshed stemmed from an ongoing beef, sources said.
Police were called to the home seven times since the beginning of the year, each time after one of the men called 911 on the other, sources said.
Mamontov said he killed his roommate after he came home last week and found him partying with pals, sources said. The next morning, Mamontov called 911 and demanded police give Zilbergleyt the boot, sources said. But cops couldn’t, because the man lived there.
Those Russians are a tough bunch. Annoy them and you'll find yourself ground up and used as dog food. Wouldn't want to be his cellmate in prison.
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Circuit Judge Jenifer Holt on Friday ordered a Stevenson man to remove his late wife's remains from the couple's front yard.
James E. Davis had his wife Patsy buried in the front yard of their home following her death on April 18, 2009.
A three-year battle between Davis and the city of Stevenson over the burial concluded Friday by Holt's order, following a civil trial.
Holt ordered that the city had the power and authority to grant or deny an application for permission to establish a private cemetery. She also said the city of Stevenson properly exercised its power and authority when it denied Davis' application for a license to establish a private cemetery.
Davis argued, during the trial, that the city of Stevenson did not follow proper procedure when denying his application for the cemetery and acted unreasonably, abitrarily and capriciously in doing so.
According to court documents, the Jackson County Health Department, in April 2009, approved the establishment of the cemetery on the Davis property from a sanitary standpoint.
A month later, the Stevenson City Council voted to deny Davis' application, citing concerns of the perpetual care of the cemetery, location and size of the small lot, impact of the cemetery on property values and citizens' complaints with the location of the cemetery. There were also concerns about future liablity of the city to maintain the cemetery.
Stevenson Mayor Rickey Steele testified, in court, that Davis failed to alleviate any of the council's concerns
The council voted to deny Davis' application on May 14, 2009. Nine days later, Davis buried his wife on the property.
Braselton police arrested a 22-year-old man on charges of disorderly conduct after a store refused to sell him beer.
The man, Jose Sanders, told Channel 2's Amy Napier Viteri that a medical condition with his pituitary gland affected his growth, causing him to appear younger. Because of that, Sanders told Viteri, he is a constant victim of discrimination.
"I think it was my appearance more than behavior," Sanders said.
He was buying beer at a Kroger store in Flower Branch on March 26 when an employee asked for his identification.
"He looked at my license and he kind of looked kind of nervous to even say something about it," Sanders said.
Police showed Viteri surveillance video from the store in which Sanders handed his license to a cashier, who then gets another employee to take a look.
Sanders said he did not tell employees about his medical condition because it was none of their business, and instead asked them to call police.
"I just said, ‘You can call the police. I have no worry. My whole intention is to buy this beer,’” he said.
Braselton Assistant Police Chief Lou Solis said witnesses told officers Sanders was using profanity.
Kroger spokesman Glynn Jenkins said in a statement: "Under state law, employees ask for proper identification. The gentleman got disorderly and upset because they asked for identification."
I have just one word to describe this - McLOVIN!
Nobody punks me off for a bag of chips.”
That was what Troy Campbell told fellow inmates at the Toronto “Don” Jail after stomping on the head of Jeff Munro, 32, on Nov. 7, 2009. He was angry that Munro, a “vulnerable” inmate with a history of psychiatric illness, had stolen and eaten a half a bag of Ruffles potato chips.
Campbell, in custody for robbery and aggravated assault, returned to Munro’s cell two or three times and assaulted him with his feet as he lay on his bed, Crown Margaret Creal told court, reading from an agreed statement of facts.
“Witnesses could hear the sound of the victim crying,” she said of Munro, who had worked several years earlier as a dancer on a Caribbean cruise.
On Tuesday, Campbell pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, reduced from first-degree murder. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Thursday.
Campbell, 26, had “special status” inside the notorious jail, conferred on him by his jailers for assisting guards distributing food to other inmates and cleaning tasks.
On the day of the murder, Campbell had asked another inmate for two bags of chips and a chocolate bar “in return for future consideration of extra food at meal times. Mr. Campbell received the items, which included a bag of all dressed Ruffles potato chips.”
Campbell then ate one of the bags of chips, opened the second bag and ate half. Munro took the bag and ate the rest in his cell, Creal told Superior Court Justice John McMahon.
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
The problem for Orthodox Jewish singles, when it comes to meeting “the one,” might be right in front of them. Literally, as in staring them in the mirror.
So says a Miami plastic surgeon who recently announced surgery “scholarships” for single men and women in the Orthodox Jewish community.
Doing his part to help bring couples together, Dr. Michael Salzhauer launched this pro-bono campaign for his fellow Jews. Call it nose jobs for nuptials.
“A big nose worked for George Washington,” he said. “But there are standards of beauty that go across all cultures.” Like it or not, the stereotypical “Jewish nose” is a subject fraught with complex history.
But if the goal for those in the dating pool is to marry and have children, Salzhauer says, getting noticed – or at least not overlooked – matters.
Rabbinical scholars did not begin debating what Jewish law said about cosmetic surgery until the last half of the 20th century, according to Dr. Daniel Eisenberg, who wrote “A Jewish Approach to Cosmetic Surgery” in the June 2009 issue of the journal Jewish Medical Ethics and Halacha (Jewish law).
It was Rabbi Immanuel Jakobovits, described by Eisenberg as “the father of the discipline of Jewish medical ethics,” who first discussed the issue in 1961.
Jakobovits essentially concluded that cosmetic surgery should be forbidden unless it is medically recommended (after an accident, for example), can help “facilitate or maintain a happy marriage” or allows a patient to better contribute to society and make a decent living.
A string of other go-to rabbis issued their own rulings in subsequent years. The general upshot: As long as cosmetic surgery doesn’t do harm and instead helps patients who are not driven by mere arrogance, pass the scalpel.
State Police charged three people with animal neglect after troopers found 134 cats living in a trailer.
The arrests came after a monthlong investigation by State Police. Nineteen cats found at the D&R Trailer Park had to be euthanized, police said; two were found dead at the scene.
The cats were taken from the trailer on March 26. Code enforcement officials later condemned the trailer.
Troopers had received a complaint from a local animal hospital regarding the condition of a kitten brought in by its owner. The kitten had severe medical problems and died.
Police arrested Earl J. Millard, 26, of Schaghticoke and Halfmoon; Arthur C. Millard, 53, of Johnsonville and Halfmoon; and Mary A. Ryan, 61, of Schaghticoke and Halfmoon.
The Millards are father and son; Ryan is Arthur Millard's sister-in-law and Earl Millard's aunt. The three allegedly "rescued" stray cats from the streets of Troy and the trailer park, police said.
They were charged with one count each of failure to provide proper sustenance/animal neglect, a misdemeanor, and one count each of failing to provide the animals with vaccinations which is a violation of public health law.
They were issued appearance tickets and are scheduled to return April 10 to Halfmoon Town Court.
Daniel Butler, supervisor of the Saratoga County Animal Hospital, said eight of the cats were adopted Monday. Another 67 have been sent to foster homes. Those include pregnant cats, mothers with kittens, and kittens too small to be spayed or neutered.
Those have to be the scariest mug shots I have ever seen. I've seen blood thirsty, psychopathic serial killers who don't have death stares that scary. Those kittens didn't have a chance.
During a vice operation late Friday evening, a Florida detective was trolling for hookers when he pulled up to a 47-year-old suspect and “asked if she wanted a ride.” The woman accepted the offer, got in the undercover vehicle, and “engaged in a conversation about sex,” according to a police report.
The cop explained that he was looking “to Fuck,” and asked the woman “if she wanted to help me out with that.”
The woman, the detective reported, replied that the pair “could go have sexual intercourse if I bought her two double cheese burgers off the dollar menu at McDonald’s.” The cop added, “I agreed to the deal and purchased the hamburgers for $2.75.”
In addition to the cheeseburgers, the woman told the undercover that he could also give her a tip. In response, the cop handed over $60. The woman kept $40, took the McDonald’s grub, and directed the cop to a vacant Bradenton parking lot “to park in to complete the deal.”
Says a lot about what the "market" value of a 47-year old whore is on the street with teenagers as competition. Two Double Cheeseburgers from McDonald's dollar menu. Though she was astute enough to negotiate a $60 tip. But you would expect a working girl with that much experience to recognize an undercover cop.
A driver who crashed and flipped his car in New York might want to consider retiring his bumper sticker, reading: “Why am I the only one on the planet who knows how to drive?”
It was seen on the rear bumper of a Nissan Altima which lost a high-speed battle with a guard rail at 9 a.m. on Sunday.
Monday, April 02, 2012
Jenna Talackova, the transgendered woman whose dreams were dashed last month when she was disqualified from the Miss Universe Canada pageant, is back in the running.
In a surprise reversal, the pageant, owned by business mogul Donald Trump, sent out a news release that said the 23-year-old from Vancouver would be able to compete at the 61st annual Miss Universe Canada Pageant next month after all.
Just last month the pageant said Talackova could not take part “because she did not meet the requirements to compete despite having stated otherwise on her entry form.”
I wonder how much this has to be with Canadian Human Rights laws? Most likely because the rationale for the reinstatement is that she met the legal gender recognition requirements of Canada.
As the adage goes: you have a better chance of getting struck by lightning than winning the Mega Millions jackpot.
For Bill Isles, a 48-year-old Wichita, Kan. man, that saying became painfully true on Thursday, according to KCTV-5 News.
After buying three tickets for Friday's Mega Millions lottery jackpot, Reuters reports, Isles was walking to his car when he said to a friend that he had "a better chance of getting struck by lightning" than winning the $640 million.
Just hours later, Isles, who KCTV-5 News reports in the video above is a storm spotter with the National Weather Service and was operating a ham radio at the time, was struck by lightning outside his home.
Luckily, he wasn't struck directly and didn't suffer any burns although he told KAKE that he still has muscle spasms.
Luckily, he wasn't struck directly and didn't suffer any burns, according to The Eagle, although he told KAKE that he still has muscle spasms.
Sunday, April 01, 2012
Meanwhile American blacks are outraged because in their eyes nothing has really changed in America. There was a time when white males were never charged for attacks on blacks. So how is this different. U.S. President Barack Obama had made it a point to commit to bridging this great divide but has avoided issues of race. The only exception was in 2009 when he invited a Cambride police officer, Jim Crowley and Cambridge professor Skip Gates to the White House for a beer after an altercation at Gate's home.
This case is clearly being tried by the media. Just too much information hasn't come to light so people need to be careful about making conclusions. However, video has just now surfaced showing George Zimmerman who claims he was attacked by Martin. Yet he emerges in handcuffs from a police cruiser shortly after the incident with no visible injuries.
In addition, a neighbour has come forward who claims Martin was murdered and the police are covering it up. One thing to remember is that this case if far from over. The State Attorney is investigating and his conclusion can be quite different than that of the police.