Thursday, March 31, 2005

10 Years Ago Today

We Miss you Selena...

Coalition forces holding Zarqawi operative with dual U.S.-Jordanian citizenship

U.S. forces in Iraq are holding a senior operative of terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi who holds joint American Jordanian citizenship, defense officials said Thursday.The man was captured in a raid by Coalition forces in Iraq late in 2004, said Matthew Waxman, the Pentagon's deputy assistant secretary of defense for detainee affairs.Declared an enemy combatent he is still being held as a security threat but has been visited by representatives of the International Committee on the Red Cross.He is the first American known to be captured fighting for the insurgency in Iraq, Waxman said, and officials are considering options how to proceed with his case.

U.S. Military Plane Crashes in Albania

U.S. Military Airplane on Training Mission Crashes in Albania, All Nine Aboard Believed Killed
TIRANA, Albania...A U.S. military airplane crashed in central Albania while on a training mission Thursday, and nine American personnel aboard were believed to have been killed, the Defense Ministry said.The plane had taken off from Tirana's Mother Teresa Airport and crashed on Driza Mountain in the district of Gramsh, 50 miles southeast of capital, Tirana,said Defense Ministry spokesman Agim Doci.
A sad day indeed.

The Death of France's Multiculturalism

October 2000, Place de la République in Paris: the first of what would become an endless series of ambiguous pro-Palestinian demonstrations welcomed the snake of anti-Semitism into its heart. “Death to the Jews” rang out loud and clear that day as policemen stood by, journalists watched with apparent indifference, and the mass of demonstrators thronged and thrust as demonstrators do.8 March 2005, Place de la République: a thousand young toughs pierced the heart of a student demonstration and unleashed their rage…not against the police but against the “privileged classes” in their own age group...From 2000 to 2003, Pro-Palestinian / anti-war demonstrations in Paris habitually ended with flag burnings, destruction of public property, and Hamas salutes. The jihadi contingent, the Saddamites, the apologists for terrorism came to dominate the peace addition to the usual jihad contingent, a horde of skuzzy beer-drinking anarchists paraded with their pitbulls and rotweilers, promising “à Paris comme à Falluja la guerilla vaincra [in Paris, in Falluja, guerilla warriors will win].”...

Selenas Star Continues To Shine

En Paz Descanse...RIP....

Pope Given Last Rites...Health Diminishing

The Pope's condition has worsened.He currently has a high fever and is connected to a feeding tube.The outlook for his health is not good.

CBS B.S. Continues...Lies Lies Lies Nobody Else Mentioned

The CBS article that went public before Terri Schiavos Death erroneously alleged that Jeb Bush ordered the feeding tube pulled the second time.Many mentioned the accidental CBS article that went public saying Terri Schiavo died before she actually did...but I have yet to see someone else mention the lies in it..."The feeding tube was twice removed and then reinserted...once through an emergency court order and once on the order of Florida Governor Jeb Bush..."
Fact:Jeb and George Bush did everything legally possible to save Terri Schiavo...In the opinion of many, they along with congress went too far.In any event Jeb Bush never ordered the tube removed,his order for her not to be starved to death was ruled unconstitutional by the courts.Cristine Lagorio and CBS should get their story on title for the bogus CBS story...false statement about Jeb Bush page 2 @ bottom.

Millions Mourn The Loss and Celebrate the Person...

Terri Schiavo Dead

and that's all I have to say about that...for now.

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Spain to Sell Venezuela Patrol Boats, Transport Planes

Visiting Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero is to sign a deal Wednesday, to sell Venezuela patrol boats and transport planes.Officials in Caracas say the proposed deal is to include 10 C-295 transport planes, four coastal patrol corvettes, and four smaller patrol boats.Click title for link.

Spain risks US anger by selling arms to Chavez
Spain's socialist Prime Minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, has been forced to defend a decision to sell arms worth €1.3bn (£900m) to the left-wing Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, in a deal condemned by the opposition as "a monstrous error". Link

"I speak on behalf of the Spanish people when assuring that Spain will always be at the Venezuelan people"s side in the peaceful construction of a fair democracy", stressed Zapatero.

Selling items that may be used against the Venezuelan people is being at their side?

House Panel Appproves Jessica Lunsford Act

TALLAHASSEE, FL (AP) -- A House panel has moved a bill to track sex offenders.
The bill was approved unanimously today by the House Criminal Justice Committee.
It's named the Jessica Lunsford Act for the little girl from Homosassa whose body was found March 19th.The man accused of her murder was a registered sex offender who was on probation at the time.The bill was sponsored by Representative Charlie Dean who is the former sheriff of Citrus County where Jessica lived.Click on title for link.

The Miami Herald opines "MORE VIGILANCE OF RELEASED SEX OFFENDERS NEEDED"...and so do we.
"Jessica Lunsford's a tragedy...the corruption and destruction of innocence by unmitigated evil.Her death is made worse by the knowledge that this is not the first time it has happened and probably not the last, either. A number of things went wrong in the events leading up to the death of Jessica, but the long and short of it is that a convicted criminal out on probation who never should have come close to a child got lost in the system. As a result, a child who deserved protection did not have it"... Link

In Earthquake death zone, one happy ending

Man pulled to safety after 36 hours in rubble
GUNUNG SITOLI, Indonesia - Firefighters searching for survivors of this week's devastating earthquake in Indonesia on Wednesday pulled a man to safety more than 36 hours after he was buried in rubble on remote Nias island."People knew I was there but it was difficult to reach me. I kept screaming whenever I heard anyone," said Silalalahi, who did not appear to be badly injured. "I feel relief because now I am safe."An estimated 1,000 people had died in the region’s latest large earthquake.

Family Finds $40K In Cocaine In Used Car's Gas Tank

SLIDELL, La. -- The history of a used car could lead to legal problems for a previous owner.A usually reliable Toyota's sudden tendency to decelerate led to a Louisiana family's discovery that they had been driving around for years with cargo worth more than their car.The family bought their 1996 Toyota Camry in 1997 and the vehicle ran fine until last week. That's when the owners started noticing a loss of power in the vehicle.

911 Dispatcher Falls Asleep During Call

Another Dispatcher Fell Asleep During Call Last Year
MILLERSVILLE, Md. A 911 operator in Anne Arundel County, Md., faces accusations of sleeping on the job -- but she's not the first.This time, a supervisor caught the dozing dispatcher last Sunday before it could affect any emergency calls, WBAL-TV in Baltimore reported.Officials said the dispatcher's falling asleep never impacted a caller, and new safeguards seemed to have worked.A caller to 911 heard, for almost two minutes, snoring while calling in an emergency last on title for video.

Thankfully these few isolated incidents do not represent the fine work 911 operators do day in and day out all accross America.

Nicole Richie

Nichole Richie see the unedited version of this picture click on title...

Update:First Cousins Cross State Lines To Marry

ALTOONA, Pa. First cousins 46-year-old Eleanor Amrhein and 39-year-old Donald Andrews Sr. were denied a marriage license by county officials in Pennsylvania earlier this month have been married in Maryland.The couple's mothers are sisters, but they hoped the judge would grant an exception to the Pennsylvania law.The law was meant to prevent birth defects and other problems caused by intermarriage.The couple then traveled to Maryland, where first cousins are allowed to marry.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Jury Can't Use Bible in Death Penalty Case

DENVER (AP) -- Ruling that juries cannot turn to the Bible for advice during deliberations, a divided Colorado Supreme Court threw out the death penalty for a convicted murderer because jurors discussed verses from Scripture.
In a 3-2 vote on Monday, justices ordered Robert Harlan to serve life without parole for kidnapping Rhonda Maloney and raping her at gunpoint for two hours before fatally shooting her...

Europe hopeful of change in Cuba bringing engagement

The last time Louis Michel, the European Union's commissioner for development and humanitarian aid, was in Havana he rode a Harley Davidson down a balmy Malecon, the city's picturesque seaside drive.That was in 2001 when he was Belgium's foreign minister. Mr Michel was back over the Easter weekend looking to mend the EU's tattered ties with the Communist run island two years after President Fidel Castro locked up 75 pro-democracy activists. This time a motorcycle ride did not seem title for story.

The motorcycle ride was not appropriate in 2001 either nor is all the hollywood chumps going to smoke cigars with Castro.As for the "change in Cuba",get real,Castro is a communist murderer,the people are starving and medical conditions are outright discusting.Basic human rights do not exist and law is as dictated by a group of individuals who will just as quickly place you before a firing squad or lock you up for years in horrid conditions.Forget a phone call or a day in court...Hopefully our "Castro Deathwatch" here In The Loop will come to an end sooner than later.It's a shame how warped a view people have of Cuba and flock by the millions to put Cash in Castros pocket while the people starve.
Picture taken by Swedish Newspaper Dagens Nyheter while visiting elderly healthcare services in Cuba.As found on

Monday, March 28, 2005

The entertainment industry and file sharing companies are set for a battle Supreme

The U.S. Supreme Court will hold a landmark hearing Tuesday in MGM v. Grokster, an intellectual property case that will help set the legal boundaries for copying files from the Internet.The case pits the entertainment industry against companies that offer file sharing services. A group of 28 movie and record companies are fighting StreamCast (the distributor of Morpheus) and Grokster, the peer-to-peer software firms.Tuesday’s hearing is part of an appeal by the entertainment industry of a federal judge’s ruling last year in the case against the file-sharing firms. The judge found that the defendants shouldn’t be held liable for end users committing copyright infringement, citing the 1984 Sony Betamax case, where Sony won the right to sell its home video tape recorder while the movie industry fought to ban VCR sales...
Last Years Ruling was favorable... "The introduction of new technology is always disruptive to old markets...Yet, history has shown that time and market forces often provide equilibrium in balancing interests, whether the new technology be a player, piano, a copier, a tape recorder, a video recorder, a personal computer, a karaoke machine, or an MP3 player. Thus, it is prudent for courts to exercise caution before restructuring liability theories for the purpose of addressing specific market abuses..."

Two Charged With Forcibly Tattooing Obscenity On Teen's Forehead

NORWICH, N.Y. (AP) -- A man and a teenager have been charged with forcibly tattooing an obscenity on the forehead of a 17-year-old boy, police said Monday.Officer Craig Berry declined to describe the tattoo, except to say it was a phrase.

Expert Warns of Third Massive Earthquake

An expert warned tonight that the quake off Sumatra made another massive earthquake in the region more likely.Professor John McCloskey predicted in the wake of the Boxing Day earthquake and tsunami that there was a likelihood of two more quakes in the region.The University of Ulster based Geophysics expert, who studies earthquake dynamics said: “The location of the latest quake is exactly were we warned it would be...

8.2 earthquake registered off Sumatra

A large earthquake was registered Monday off Indonesia's Sumatra Island, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, describing it as a "great earthquake" with a magnitude of 8.2 on the Richter scale.The USGS advised officials in the area to move people inland, and Thai officials were among the first to issue a tsunami warning for the Andaman Sea.Earthquake epicenter was just off the northern Sumatra coast and between two smaller islands, and located at 18.6 miles underground..

Update:The earthquake (8.7) with epicentre near the Indonesian coast hit primarily the island Nias and caused great fears of another tsunami on all coast of the Indian Ocean. Fortunately there was none, although the earthquake destroyed 90 percent of the houses of Nias. The authorities estimate currently a death rate of 2,000 people.

Some Truckers to Undergo Background Checks

Truck Drivers Who Are Hauling Dangerous Cargo to Undergo Criminal Background Checks
CRANBURY, N.J. : The truck drivers who haul cargo labeled as flammable, combustible, radioactive or poisonous are now going to be scrutinized as closely as the hazardous materials that fill their tankers and trailers.In the coming months, roughly 3 million drivers across the nation will begin to be fingerprinted and put through FBI criminal background checks. Their names also are cross-referenced with federal databases related to terrorist activity...

Man Accused Of Putting Hit On Schiavo's Husband In Court

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- A Buncombe County man accused of putting a bounty on Michael Schiavo and a judge in the case of his brain-damaged wife appeared in federal court in Asheville on Monday.Richard Alan Meywes of Fairview is accused of sending an e-mail putting a $250,000 bounty on Schiavo's head and another $50,000 to eliminate a circuit court judge in Florida.
According to court records, the e-mail read as follows:
"Hey everyone... A bounty with a price tag of $250,000 has been taken out on the head of Michael Schiavo. It is my understanding that whoever eliminates Michael Schiavo from the planet... It is also my understanding that an additional $50,000 has been offered for the elimination of the judge who ruled against Terry..."click on title for the email and more info.

Did I Beat Drudge and ....

Matt Drudge put up the FoxBlocker on his site yesterday....I was like wtf?...muahahahaha..The proof is in the pudding...I posted about the foxblocker on March 9, 2005 @ 12:01 on title for the pudding and to find out about the Foxblocker if it escaped your radar's pretty sweet to beat the all seeing all knowing Drudgeini...Cheers Fellow Bloggers : )

Some Creditors Make Illegal Demands on Active-Duty Soldiers

Sgt. John J. Savage III, an Army reservist, was about to climb onto a troop transport plane for a flight to Iraq from Fayetteville, N.C., when his wife called with alarming news: "They're foreclosing on our house."Sergeant Savage recalled, "There was not a thing I could do; I had to jump on the plane and boil for 22 hours."He had reason to be angry. A longstanding federal law strictly limits the ability of his mortgage company and other lenders to foreclose against active-duty service members...

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Schiavo's Parents Run Out of Legal Options

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. Mar 27, 2005 — Under increased security and fading hopes, Terri Schiavo's parents asked supporters to return home to spend Easter Sunday with their families as Terri went a ninth day without food or water....

Unless there's a miracle or some new development in this story Terri Schiavo will be dead soon.For those who are fighting for her "right to die" you will soon get what you want.Personally I hope something positive can come out of this and that none of us are further divided after this is over.In America the debate is the freedom and if we could not speak our minds and hold our own opinions on different issues there would be no freedom.For some the Bush's, George and Jeb have not done enough(these people want an Elian style action by the state to take her into custody)which was in the works but stopped,others believe them and congress have gone too far.I have concerns about the legal ramifications as many people should.This should not be about Democrat or Republican....even if we disagree,I respect your opinion on the matter.For as many people as there are in America on the side of her husband and pulling the tube there are as many of us who just refuse to accept her husbands word on the matter without legal documentation & we wouldn't starve our pets and we sure as hell wouldn't want to starve another human being to death.

I'm headed out on my buddies boat to Elliot Key....everyone have a nice Easter...pray for The Schiavos,The Lunsfords,The Gages,all coalition troops & our proud men and women in the armed forces serving worldwide.Be safe...

Saturday, March 26, 2005

U.S. Guards Find Tunnel in Iraq Prison

U.S. Guards Discover 600-Foot Tunnel in Key Iraq Prison Before Detainees Can Escape
The tunnel at Camp Bucca was 12 to 15 feet deep and as wide as 3 feet and had reached beyond the compound fence, said Army Maj. Flora Lee, a spokeswoman at the Army's Combined Press Information Center in Iraq said by telephone. She did not know when guards discovered the tunnel.

Friday, March 25, 2005

Massive march In Taipei

TAIWAN, Taipei -- Tens of thousands of pro democracy activists are marching in Taipei against Beijing's new anti-secession law.
Pro-democracy activists are hoping one million people will turn up to march.The law, which passed on March 14 at China's annual session of parliament, sanctions the use of force against Taiwan if it moves toward formal independence.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

In Memory of Air Rescue Crew "Komodo 11"

On March 23rd, 2003 a pair of HH-60's scrambled from Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. The mission was an urgent medevac needed to save the lives of two injured Afghani children.One of the helicopters crashed and all of it's crew was killed. The downed chopper was using the call sign "Komodo 11."
Bob Holler sent the following email after the crash of Komodo 11. "The word is already out. It's in the news. A helicopter crashed in Afghanistan while trying to prosecute a mission. It was a rescue helicopter and two of the deceased are from my unit. Although I can't tell details or names, I can tell you they will be missed. Let's not forget the "other" war that's still going on in Afghanistan. A poem I wrote in the last couple of hours..."

I sit here and type this with tears in my eyes,
the world is not right now, I just lost two guys.
Flying to rescue someone they'd save,
their helo just crashed, an H-60 PAVE.
The helo they flew in crashed to the ground,
leaving only "survivors", their loved ones, around.
One was experienced, the other still new,
they died in the service of both me and you.
They both knew the risks, we accept them like faith,
but once in awhile, death rears like a wraith.
Of one thing I'm certain, they died not in vain,
if it were two others, they'd both fly again.
And fly again, the rest of us will,
if for no other reason then to keep our minds still.
To get back on that horse and ride it away,
to reinforce why we wear the maroon beret.
We lost two brothers and though we are sad,
we'll celebrate their lives, the lives they had.
Lives by the motto, lives we will give,
These Things We Do, That Others May Live.

Two more kids have kidney infections after visiting petting zoo

Two more children have been stricken with life-threatening kidney infections after visiting petting zoos, officials at central Florida hospitals said Thursday.
At least nine children have come down with hemolytic uremic syndrome, or HUS, after recently touching animals at fairs in central Florida - and the number of cases could grow."We do have some information that some outlying ERs have cases of diarrhea in children who have been to petting zoos," said Dr. Mehul Dixit, who is treating some of the children at Florida Hospital Orlando.Bloody diarrhea is a symptom of HUS, along with lethargy, anemia and decreased urine output.HUS is a rare complication arising from an initial infection most commonly associated with E. coli, a bacterium found in undercooked beef or contaminated food.The hospitalized children all touched animals recently at area fairs, including the Central Florida Fair in Orlando and the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City. They might have been exposed to the bacteria through the animals' feces, officials said.

Paula Abdul charged in hit-and-run

"American Idol" judge Paula Abdul was charged Thursday with hit-and-run driving for allegedly fleeing after her car clipped another vehicle on a freeway last December.
The city attorney's office filed the misdemeanor count, which carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.A message left for Abdul's spokeswoman wasn't immediately returned.Authorities contend Abdul was driving Dec. 20 on a highway about 15 miles northwest of downtown when she changed lanes and struck another vehicle, causing minor damage.

Miami experience helped me: Sharapova

Maria Sharapova believes the experience she gained at last year's Nasdaq-100 Open helped her win Wimbledon. The Russian teenager reached the last 16 in Miami before losing 6-4, 6-3 to eventual champion Serena Williams, the player she beat in the Wimbledon final four months later."It definitely helped me with experience. I had never played her before," said Sharapova.

Selena: One of us

"Mexican-Americans admired the Texas singer. In her they saw themselves, their daughters and neighbors. Even 10 years after her death, she is remembered, mourned and loved.
Tejano queen Selena Quintanilla Perez was on the verge of breaking into American pop. The Texas native had just recorded her first English-language CD and appeared in a movie with Marlon Brando and Johnny Depp. But the 23-year-old's promising career came to an abrupt and tragic end when her fan club president shot and killed her. The death of the popular young star reverberated in the Mexican-American community, sparking candlelight vigils and tributes throughout the nation. Ten years later her presence endures. In this issue, we relive the day she died, share Tucsonans' reactions and examine her legacy."click title for the rest

When I was a limo driver I had the opportunity of driving Abraham Quintanilla,Selenas brother on several occasions.He was always cool and one day shared with me the tough days he lived after Selenas murder.We all lost a star when we lost Selena, and for all her fans out there I let him know we felt his pain in her loss.Recordamos a Selena y la estrella preciosa que se nos fue al infinito.En paz descanse.

Canada denies refugee status to US Iraq war deserter

Canada denied refugee status to a US soldier who fled his unit rather than fight in Iraq, in a judgement issued by immigration authorities. Jeremy Hinzman, 26, had filed for refugee protection arguing he would face persecution for his political beliefs or cruel or unusual punishment if returned to the United States."The Refugee Protection Division (RPD) found Mr. Hinzman, his wife and son not to be Convention refugees or persons in need of protection and rejected their claims for refugee protection," said the judgement issued by Canada's Immigration and Refugee Board.
Thank You Canada : )

Texas Explosion

At least 14 people have been killed in an explosion at a Texas oil refinery. And authorities say more than 100 were injured in the blast at the B-P oil refinery in Texas City. That's about 35 miles southeast of Houston.

In The Name Of Justice?

Crime and Federalism on Muehler v Mena
Two or Three Hours in Handcuffs is Reasonable
Mike..."Today the Court held that if you're at a friends house when the police execute a search warrant, they can put you in handcuffs for two or three hours." Link
After reading that check out More on the Mena case here

USS San Francisco

Damaged Submarine USS San Francisco after running into an underground mountain , more pics available Here Thanks to George Noory and

Love Hungry Gators Keep Trappers Busy

Nuisance Calls Increase As Mating Season Begins
MIAMI:An alligator trapper was busy Wednesday, having to stop to snag a second gator while he was on his way to a neighborhood to pick up a 12-footer in a canal near 157 Avenue and Southwest 62 Street.Todd Harwick, who captures gators for Pesky Critters, says that alligator mating season officially began Wednesday.During mating season, alligators often turn up in populated areas while moving between bodies of water hunting for mates...
FYI...This gator and others captured cannot be released in to the wild again under Florida Law but they are not killed.The one captured in this incident will end up in Orlando in captivity.If released they would only end up back at the same location where captured.

Schiavo's Parents Appeal to Supreme Court

In Emergency Filing, Schiavo's Parents Appeal to Supreme Court to Reinsert Daughter's Feeding Tube
Their legal options nearly exhausted, Terri Schiavo's parents made a desperate appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, asking justices to order resumption of nourishment for their severely brain-damaged daughter.The late-night appeal followed rapid-fire developments in the case, with a federal appeals court refusing to order the reinsertion of Schiavo's feeding tube and the Florida Legislature deciding not to intervene in the epic struggle. Refusing to give up, Gov. Jeb Bush sought court permission to take custody of Schiavo, who was on her fifth day without food or water.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Tribe puts limits on shooting coverage

The 16-year-old gunman who killed nine people and himself on a remote Indian reservation professed admiration for Hitler and doodled swastikas on his high school notebook, according to a schoolmate and one of his relatives.Police in this Indian reservation town have imposed strict limits on journalists trying to cover the nation's deadliest school shooting since Columbine, even arresting two photographers who allegedly violated the rules..."Exiting this road constitutes trespassing," according to a flyer handed out by tribal officials. "Repeated attempts to interview witnesses is viewed as interfering with a federal investigation. Under the Authority of the Red Lake Tribal Chairman, you may be removed from the Reservation."

Miami baby possibly USA's 1st case of West Nile virus this year

West Nile Virus is a flavivirus commonly found in Africa, West Asia, and the Middle East and is related to the St. Louis encephalitis virus found in the United States. Preliminary tests suggest a 14-month-old baby hospitalized in Miami may be the nation's first case of West Nile virus this year.Doctors at Baptist Hospital have forwarded blood samples to the state's Jacksonville laboratory, where any West Nile diagnosis in Florida must be confirmed.

California Tornado

Scientists determine that a Tornado hit San Francisco.To see slideshow and video of California tornado go Here

Will Bush Go "Nuclear" on Democrats?

Democrats are still threatening to shut down Senate business and grind government to a halt. On the steps of the capitol on Tuesday, Reid threatened to shut down the Senate over the issue of filibusters of President Bush's judicial nominations. Exempt from Reid's shutdown would be matters of national defense and spending needed to ensure ongoing federal operations.The Republicans, for their part, have dismissed the Democratic fire and brimstone label of a "nuclear option," and have instead called possible Senate rule changes the "Constitutional option."

Sharks Swarm Off Popular Fla. Beach

An oldy but a goodie
Hundreds Seen Earlier
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. For the second time recently, sharks were spotted swimming close to the shore of a popular Florida beach.At least five sharks were seen about 100 yards off the coast Friday morning.Officials put up red flags in the area to keep swimmers out of the water.A helicopter for NBC Miami station WTVJ also captured a group of dolphins swimming near the sharks.Click on title for slideshow & video.

Options in Schiavo case dwindling

The parents of Terri Schiavo begged a federal appeals court in Atlanta Tuesday to restore a feeding tube to their daughter before she dies.It was the latest step in a wrenching public campaign that has already prompted intervention by Congress and President Bush.Lawyers for Bob and Mary Schindler appealed to a three-judge panel on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals after a federal judge in Tampa denied their request. A tearful Mary Schindler urged Florida lawmakers to pass a law requiring that Schiavo be fed and given liquids.The appeals court didn't indicate when it might rule, but George Felos, the attorney for Terri's husband, Michael Schiavo, told the Associated Press that he expected a decision before daybreak Wednesday.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Judge: Florida girl's killing beyond words:Bond Denied

LECANTO, Florida (CNN) -- John Evander Couey made his first appearance in court Tuesday on charges of murdering 9-year-old Jessica Marie Lunsford, with the judge telling the 46-year-old his alleged crimes are "beyond words."Couey, with his hands cuffed, appeared via video link before Citrus County Judge Mark Yerman, who was in Inverness, the county seat.Couey was charged Monday with capital murder, burglary with battery, kidnapping and sexual battery on a child less than 12 years of age. "If we could just, for one day, use the electric chair, I would like that," Jessica's father, Mark Lunsford said.

U.S. Aid Worker Wounded in Darfur

A U.S. aid worker was shot in the face in Sudan's Darfur region on Tuesday when gunmen ambushed the aid convoy she was traveling in, aid workers said.They said the woman, who works for USAID, had been taken to Khartoum for treatment. Her condition was not immediately known."They were on the road in a convoy and a stray bullet hit this lady," Sudan's under-secretary for humanitarian affairs, Abdel Rahman Ahmed Abu Doam, told Reuters. "She was shot in the face probably the eye was hit," he said.

AMBER Alert Issued for Two Children Abducted from Residence in Clayton County, Georgia

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities have issued a statewide alert for a 27-year-old man who they say shot his girlfriend's father and took two children from a home in Clayton County.Police say the man identified as Terrance McDowell went to the home about 3 a.m. Tuesday. He is accused of forcing his way into the home at gunpoint and raping his 20-year-old ex-girlfriend.Police say the suspect then shot the father eight times.Police say McDowell took two children, four-year-old Faith McDowell, who is his daughter, and a five-year-old boy, Jaquan Wright.Authorities have issued an Ambert Alert -- known as a Levi's Call in Georgia -- for a green 1998 Kia Sephia with Georgia license tag ARL 5783.
Update:The missing children have been located,suspect remains @ large Link

Flashes Shooting From Wing Caught On Tape

Passenger Videotapes Incident
A commercial airliner's engine malfunctioned during takeoff.It was a Delta Airlines jet traveling from Atlanta to Germany.The video shows what appears to be sparks inside the right wing of the aircraft.No serious injuries were reported. Delta arranged for passengers to meet with counselors after landing in Atlanta.Click on title for video.

Monday, March 21, 2005

Baghdad Gun Battle Kills 26 Insurgents

A gun battle between U.S.-led coalition forces and insurgents on the outskirts of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killed at least 26 gunmen and wounded seven, the U.S. military said.Seven coalition soldiers were injured in the attack on a convoy at noon yesterday in the Salman Pak area, the military said in an e-mailed statement from Baghdad today. One gunman was captured, it said. The soldiers were on patrol when they were ambushed by about 40 to 50 insurgents armed with rocket-propelled grenades, or RPGs, and small arms, the military said. An Apache helicopter was called in as troops maneuvered to outflank the assailants, it said.Six grenade-launchers, 16 RPGs, 13 machine guns, 22 assault rifles, and more than 2,900 rounds of ammunition and 40 hand grenades were taken from the gunmen...

Scratch-Off Screwup: N.Y. 'Daily News' Wants Game Card Co. to Pay

The New York Daily News wants the company that manufactures its scratch-off game cards which mistakenly allowed thousands of people to believe they had won a contest Saturday -- to "go beyond what the rules say" and pay more money to the would-be winners...."I went to bed $100,000 richer, and it was taken away just like that."
Monica Braggs, quoted in the New York Post

Terri Schiavo Update

Bush bids to save feed-tube woman
US President George W Bush has signed a law designed to force doctors to keep a severely brain-damaged woman alive.The legislation was passed by both houses of Congress after an impassioned debate and approved by the president in the early hours of Monday.It calls for a federal court to review the case of Terri Schiavo, who has been in a vegetative state for 15 years.Congress intervened after a Florida judge allowed her feeding tube to be removed at her husband's request.Mrs Schiavo is expected to die within two weeks unless the Florida ruling, made on Friday, is overturned and the tube reinserted.

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Jessica Marie Lunsford Petition

Jessica Lunsford Petition
Print it and get as many registered Florida voters to sign it as possible.Then send it to Tallahassee. In other states, concerned people could adopt a petition similar in nature and get the issues on the ballot for voters.Research your local laws and take action. Jessica Lunsford Petition (pdf format), for other formats like MicrosoftWord or to open the petition as a webpage go to
Write your Senators and Representatives

Saturday, March 19, 2005

In memory of Jessica Lunsford...Oct. 6, 1995-2005.Our Hearts and Prayers go out to family and friends suffering in this sad tragedy.
As the days come and go and the world moves on,
I know you're still here, you'll never be gone.
On the night the Angel came and took your hand,
We cried as you left for an unknown land.
But Heaven rejoiced as you came into sight,
For your soul was a diamond, shining so bright!
From: James and Staff Jessica Lunsford Chat

Jessica Lunsford Found Dead After Month Long Search

The body of a 9-year-old Florida girl was found Saturday, more than three weeks after she disappeared from her bedroom.
Citrus County Sheriff Jeff Dawsy said Jessica Lunsford's body was found during an overnight search in a densely wooded area, only about 150 yards away from the home the girl shared with her father and grandparents.The discovery comes a day after officials said a registered sex offender confessed to kidnapping and killing the girl.Dawsy said four other people are being charged in connection with the case. He said three are charged with obstruction for failing to notify police when the suspect, John Couey, allegedly told them he had committed a crime. A fourth faced an unrelated child support charge."We're en route to bring him back home," said Dawsy, who added that he wants Couey to face the death penalty. "This guy is not a quality person, by any means. ... He's truly a piece of trash."

Friday, March 18, 2005

John Evander Couey admitted abducting and killing Jessica Lunsford (scroll down for more info)

More Anti American Propoganda Courtesy of the UK Guardian

'One huge US jail'
"Afghanistan is the hub of a global network of detention centres, the frontline in America's 'war on terror', where arrest can be random and allegations of torture commonplace.
Only the 17,000-strong US forces, with their all-terrain Humvees and Apache attack helicopters, have the run of the land, and they have used the haze of fear and uncertainty that has engulfed the country to advance a draconian phase in the war against terror. Afghanistan has become the new Guantánamo Bay.
Washington likes to hold up Afghanistan as an exemplar of how a rogue regime can be replaced by democracy. Meanwhile, human-rights activists and Afghan politicians have accused the US military of placing Afghanistan at the hub of a global system of detention centres where prisoners are held incommunicado and allegedly subjected to torture"
NewsFlash:The Sleeping Giant Was Awoken...Pic is of Swedish Headlines after 911.

Dutch Supplier for Chemical Ali Indicted for Role in Halabja Massacre

Trader accused of supplying gas used in Halabja attacks
The first EU citizen to be accused of involvement in genocide appeared in court yesterday in the Netherlands in a case that is being closely watched by war crimes experts and human rights activists.Under tight security, Frans van Anraat, 62, a Dutch businessman who is alleged to have helped Saddam Hussein to gas the Kurds of Halabja in 1988, appeared for a pre-trial hearing in Rotterdam, facing charges of complicity in genocide and international war crimes.
News Article Here and for more info on the Halabja massacre, go Here Click on the "slideshow" link and get background info on the 5,000 plus Iraqis killed in a chemical attack during the Saddam Hussein "good old days"

Dwayne Wade Dunks

The Miami Heat are (51-16),have won 11 straight games and their homegame winning steak is @ 14.To see a highlight video of a Dwayne Wade dunk click on title.To see the last second buzzer beater shot that did in the New York Knicks @ Madison Square Garden Click Here

5-Year-Old Cuffed, "Arrested" in Florida

5-Year-Old Girl Cuffed After School Outburst
St. Petersburg, Florida 5-year-old girl was cuffed and put in back of a police cruiser after an outburst at school where she threw books and boxes, kicked a teacher in the shins, smashed a candy dish, hit an assistant principal in the stomach and drew on the walls...Her hands were bound with plastic ties, her ankles in handcuffs."I don't want to go to jail," she said.No charges were filed and the girl went home with her mother. While police say their actions were proper, school officials were not pleased with the outcome.
She was definitely "detained","seized",and maybe you could call it a "defacto arrest" since she was cuffed and placed in a police cruiser...I wonder if she was read her Miranda Warnings?

Car Bomb Wounds Six in Lebanese Capital

A car bomb exploded in a mainly Christian eastern suburb of the Lebanese capital Beirut on Saturday, wounding six people, a security source said.A Reuters correspondent on the scene said the blast had destroyed the first floor of an apartment building and blown out windows in surrounding buildings.Cars parked near the explosion were mostly destroyed.Security forces and ambulances flooded the area. It was unclear who might have been the target of the blast, which occurred after midnight.

Couey Admits to Killing Jessica Lunsford

A registered sex offender with an extensive criminal history confessed Friday to killing 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford, who went missing from her Florida home more than three weeks ago, officials said.John Evander Couey admitted abducting and killing Jessica, who had disappeared from her home on Feb. 23, Citrus County Sheriff Jeff Dawsy said.Deputies Friday blocked off an area near the home of Couey's half-sister, about 150 yards from where Jessica lived with her father and grandparents.After failing a polygraph test Couey said, "I don’t need you to tell me the results; I already know what they are," Dawsy said. He then asked for investigators to return to the room and "admitted to abducting Jessica and subsequently taking her life," the sheriff said.Authorities were looking for Jessica's body in an area near Couey's home, where he indicated he had buried it.Click on title for article and video of police press conference.
Our Prayers and Condolences to Jessica's Parents and Grand Parents.A warm embrace and a gracious thank you to all who helped in anyway possible in the search for her and spreading the word.May this little angel rest in peace. : (

Judge Denies Marriage License For First Cousins

A Blair County, Pa., judge won't make an exception for two first cousins who want to marry, even though the couple told the judge they don't want to have children.Blair County Judge Jolene Kopriva Wednesday denied the marriage license application of 46-year-old Eleanor Amrhein and 39-year-old Donald W. Andrews Sr. of Logan Township, Pa.The couple say they've been together for several years, but Kopriva told the couple that state law bars first cousins from marrying because of an increased likelihood their children will have birth defects.

Terri Schiavo Feeding Tube Removed

Doctors removed Terri Schiavo´s feeding tube Friday despite an effort on Capitol Hill to use the subpoena powers of Congress to keep the severely brain-damaged woman alive.Experts state that with the tube removed, it would take approximately two weeks for Schiavo to expire. The Judge handling the matter has refused the efforts to delay the removal.

Lil' Kim to take the rap for perjury

Kimberly Jones, AKA Lil Kim was found guilty on of three counts of perjury and one count of conspiring with a co-defendant to lie before the grand jury. Each count carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, but it is unlikely that as a first-time offender, she would receive the full sentence.In a statement issued after her conviction, Jones said: "Throughout my life, I have always lived with adversity and will continue to have faith and do good for my family, friends and fans."

Holy Roaster

Massachusetts woman believes she has a holy roaster in her kitchen.Susan McGuinness thinks the burnt label on her roasting pan looks like the Virgin Mary holding the baby Jesus.Expect to see this on Ebay soon ...

Friday Night Lights In Texas May Soon Be Free Of Sexy Cheerleaders

Schools' Funding Would Be Reduced
One Texas lawmaker wants high school cheerleaders to keep it clean.
State Rep. Al Edwards of Houston is proposing a law to ban dirty dancing by cheerleaders.Edwards wants to put an end to "sexually suggestive" performances by cheerleaders at athletic events and other extracurricular competitions.He's outraged by the way cheerleaders are "shaking their behinds and going on, breaking it down."

Lawmaker Fed Up With Erectile Dysfunction Drug Ads

Bill Would Ban Ads From Prime-Time TV
U.S. Rep. Jim Moran said he is fed up with the barrage of Viagra and other erectile dysfunction ads on prime-time TV.The Virginia Democrat Thursday introduced legislation to limit the ads on television and radio to late-night hours.Moran said, "You can hardly watch prime-time television or a major sporting event with your family without ads warning of the dangers of a 'four-hour experience' airing every 10 minutes."
He said there is just too much sexual innuendo...
Personally, the large amounts of phamaceutical ads in general get on my nerves.

Congress intervenes in Schiavo case

Last-minute attempt to keep Terri Schiavo alive, Republican leaders in Congress said early Friday they'll summon Schiavo to Washington to testify before them and open a congressional investigation, effectively postponing the removal of the brain-damaged woman's feeding tube scheduled for 1 p.m. today.''This inquiry should give hope to Terri, her parents and friends and the millions of people throughout the world who are praying for her safety,'' House Speaker Dennis Hastert, Majority Leader Tom DeLay and Government Reform chairman Tom Davis said in a joint statement. ``This fight is not over.''

House Panel Seeks to Keep Terri Schiavo Alive

House Panel Plans to Issue Subpoenas to Stop Removal of Brain-Damaged Woman's Feeding Tube
Working against the clock, House lawmakers tried to prevent doctors in Florida from removing the feeding tube Friday from a severely brain-damaged woman.
In a two-pronged approach, a House committee was issuing congressional subpoenas to stop doctors from disconnecting the tube, while an attorney for the parents of the woman, Terri Schiavo, said he would ask a federal judge in Tampa to block the removal and review the actions of state courts.
Such habeas corpus appeals seek to require the government to justify its actions...The feeding tube is to be removed today,once removed it could take a week or more for Terri to slowly die.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

John Evander Couey has been located and arrested by local authorities in Georgia.

The 'person of interest' in the case of the missing nine-year-old Florida girl has been located and arrested by local authorities in Georgia. 46-year-old John Evander Couey was taken into custody for his failure to notify Florida authorities that he was leaving the state, which he is required to do under Florida law. Jessica Lunsford remains missing and her whereabouts are unknown. It is also not clear if Couey is a suspect in the case or if he is just wanted for questioning.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Person of interest in Jessica Lunsford case is John "Johnny" Evander Couey

Detective identified the "person of interest" they are seeking to interview in last month's disappearance of 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford as a 46-year-old registered sex offender who left the area without telling authorities.Detectives became interested in John "Johnny" Evander Couey while they were attempting to contract every registered sex offender who lived near Jessica's home and found out that he was no longer living at the address and hadn't notified authorities as required by law.Click on title for article & video.
Robert Blake Jury has reached a verdict .... Not guilty as to count 1 solicitation to murder his wife..Not guilty of 1st Degree Murder of his wife and on 1 count of solicitation the jury deadlocked.

Scott Peterson formally sentenced to Death
They can hear the waves lapping along the shore. But most inmates on San Quentin's death row rarely catch a glimpse of the San Francisco Bay.... Link

Senate approves Alaska oil drilling

Amid the backdrop of soaring oil and gasoline prices, a sharply divided Senate on Wednesday voted to open the ecologically rich Alaska wildlife refuge to oil drilling, delivering a major energy policy win for President George W. Bush.The Senate, by a 51-49 vote, rejected an attempt by Democrats and moderate Republicans to remove a refuge drilling provision from next year's budget, preventing opponents from using a filibuster, a tactic that has blocked repeated past attempts to open the Alaska refuge to oil companies.The action, assuming Congress agrees on a budget, clears the way for approving drilling in the refuge later this year...

Video of DEA Agent Shooting Self Released

An oldy but a goodie
The DEA Agent was doing a gun safety presentation when his gun accidentaly went off.He drew his .40-caliber duty weapon and removed the magazine, according to the police report. He then pulled back the slide and asked an audience member to look inside the gun and confirm it wasn't loaded.Witnesses said when the agent released the slide, one shot fired into the top of his left thigh. The gun was pointed at the floor.To see the news article go Here ,to see the video go Here

Florida State Appeals Court Won't Block Removal of Terri Schiavo's Feeding Tube

A state appeals court Wednesday refused to block the removal of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube later this week, shifting the focus in the right-to-die dispute to the Legislature.The 2nd District Court of Appeal in Lakeland turned down a request by Bob and Mary Schindler for a delay while they pursue further appeals, and for a new trial on their daughter's fate...

Child rapist, murderer hanged in Iran

PAKDASHT, Iran -- A young man convicted of raping and murdering 16 boys was lashed 100 times, and then hanged Wednesday in front of a large, angry crowd who pelted him with stones and scuffled with police....

We always thank God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers.We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope...Thessalonians 1:2...


Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Person of interest sought in Florida missing girl case

Police in Citrus County, Florida, are looking for a man they are calling a "person of interest" in the case of a missing 9-year-old Homosassa girl, a sheriff's department spokeswoman.The man is someone they believe may have come into contact with Jessica Lunsford before she disappeared.However, the man is not considered a suspect and no arrests are imminent.A 14-member task force has been assigned to work the case full time. The group is composed of representatives from the sheriff's offices in Citrus and neighboring Hernando counties, along with the FBI and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.Jessica is 4 feet, 10 inches tall, weighs 70 pounds and has light brown hair -- was last reported wearing a pink nightgown. Jessica Lunsford was last seen the night of February 23.Click on title for news article ,scroll down for more pictures & info on this site.ANYONE WITH INFORMATION DIALL 911
Savannah Chatham County Police Sgt. Mike Wilson said the man was found in a Salvation Army shelter, where officers conducted an interview Sunday after Citrus County officials asked them to speak to him. But since there wasn't a warrant for his arrest, investigators released the man, Wilson said.

Monday, March 14, 2005

Heat rout Bucks, tie for NBA's top record

Dwyane Wade’s first two baskets were high-flying dunks off long alley-oop passes from Damon Jones.Wade scored 29 points on 10-of-12 shooting in just 26 minutes, Shaquille O’Neal added 21 points and the Heat led by as many as 40 points in their 110-71 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night — a win that moved Miami into a virtual tie with Phoenix and San Antonio for the league’s best record.There's about 17 games left in the regular season.

'Meet The Parents' Actress Dies At 31

The actress who memorably took a volleyball in the face from Ben Stiller in the movie "Meet the Parents," has died.Nicole DeHuff died Feb. 16 of complications from pneumonia. She was 31."Meet the Parents" was her first film. In it, a bumbling Stiller, who is dating her sister, accidentally breaks her nose during a volleyball game on the eve of her wedding.DeHuff had a regular role in the television series "The Court" and appeared on such shows as "CSI: Miami," "Without a Trace," "Dragnet," "The Practice" and "Monk."

103 arrests in crackdown on MS-13 gang

The government on Monday announced the arrests of 103 alleged members of MS-13, a street gang rooted in Central America where members have been known to behead enemies and attack with grenades and machetes.Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, which is one of the largest and most violent street gangs in the United States. Federal officials estimate between 8,000 and 10,000 MS-13 members live in 31 states,the majority of them in the country illegally. There have been machete attacks in U.S. cities along the East Coast....

Hostage Ashley Smith Speaks Out

"Well, I have a book in my room." So I went and got it. I got my Bible. And I got a book called "The Purpose-Driven Life."I turned it to the chapter that I was on that day. It was Chapter 33. And I started to read the first paragraph of it. After I read it, he said, "Stop, will you read it again?"I said, "Yeah. I'll read it again."
So I read it again to him.It mentioned something about what you thought your purpose in life was. What were you -- what talents were you given? What gifts were you given to use?And I asked him what he thought....Click on title for article.
Courthouse killer Brian Nichols Defiant & Proud according to prosecutors.

Mario Vazquez Quits 'American Idol' :Nikko Smith Returns

Vazquez cites 'personal reasons' for his departure.
One of the favored finalists in this year's "American Idol" final 12, Mario Vazquez, abruptly took himself out of the running over the weekend with little explanation.The departure of Vazquez paved the way for one of the men dismissed last week, Nikko Smith, to jump back into the competition. Smith was ousted along with Travis Tucker, but because he received more votes than Tucker, he was the judges' pick to return.The competition has been whittled down to six men and six women.

Dozens of residents displaced after standoff, apartment fire

MARGATE, Fla. - A police standoff preceded a roaring fire that destroyed a Broward County apartment building Sunday, leaving as many as 100 residents seeking shelter elsewhere.One building at the Cross Creek Apartments in Margate, which contained as many as two dozen units, was ravaged by the fire. Many residents were planning to spend Sunday night at shelters opened by the American Red Cross."We lost everything," resident Patrick Dunne told WSVN-TV in Miami. "As far as I know, we lost everything."A security guard who lived and worked at the complex is believed to have died in the fire, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported for its Monday editions...

Terri Schiavo Update

MJMORNINGSHOW.COM...Exclusive: MJ's interview with Terri Schiavo's husband, Michael Schiavo"Audio Exclusive" Link
Terri Schiavo supporters continue struggle to keep her alive
This week will be a critical one for the parents and supporters of Terri Schiavo. A judge cleared the way for Schiavo’s feeding tube to be removed on Friday. Terri Schiavo is the brain-damaged woman at the center of a “Right to Die” battle. Link

Congress makes last-minute try to save Schiavo
A group of House and Senate Republicans are working hard to approve a new law as soon as possible that would provide one last shot at federal court review for Terri Link

Vatican Appeals for Terri Schiavo's Life Link
Sophisticated tactics aid Schiavo's parentsLink

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Jessica Lunsford Update

Missing:Jessica Lunsford Missing State:FL
Missing City:HOMOSASSA
Case Type:Abducted, Injured, Missing
DOB: Oct 6, 1995 Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color:Brown
Height:4'10" (147 cm)
Weight:70 lbs (32 kg)
Rumors that a body was found are false.Anyone with information please Dial 911 From Mark Lunsford: Do not make ANY donations to any other website other then Some people have been using other websites fraudulently trying to collect donations.Donations can also be made out to " Jessica Marie Lunsford Fund" and sent to the following address.
SunTrust Back
Mail Code Fl Homosassa-0111
P.O.Box 156
Attn: Jamie
Brooksville,Fl. 34605

F-18 Near Mach 1.Not fully supersonic.This picture was taken off video of a flyby.To see the video of this flyby go Here Available in WindowsMedia & Realplayer.Scope it out.Unrelated to Pinellas County Flyover.

F-18 Flyover

"People living in Pinellas County got an unexpected shock. Several people called us in the newsroom claiming they heard a loud boom and felt their homes shake. It wasn't an earthquake... but it was two Navy F-18 jets flying to MacDill Air Force base from Pensacola.The jets went super sonic over the gulf of Mexico. In fact the u-s geological society says the sonic boom registered at least a 2-point 7 on the Richter scale. MacDill says they are checking in to any rules violations..."
"Rules Violations"'ve got to be kidding...Hearing military jets flyover is neat and lets you know their up there like the eyes in the sky.For all we know they were doing a test or something involving an emergency situation & them going supersonic and getting from point A to point B asap.

FBI Closes Notorious B.I.G investigation

The FBI has closed its investigation into the 1997 murder of rap star Notorious B.I.G., abandoning the theory that a rogue police officer may have been involved in the slaying.The case was closed after federal prosecutors reviewed the evidence and concluded there was no basis for prosecution, Louis J. Caprino Jr., acting head of the criminal division of the FBI's Los Angeles office, said in Friday's editions of the Los Angeles Times.Notorious B.I.G., whose real name was Christopher Wallace, was shot to death in March 1997 in front of hundreds of witnesses as he left a music industry party in Los Angeles.

Suspect Caught in Atlanta Court Shootings

The suspect in the Atlanta shooting deaths of a judge, a federal agent and two other people was captured on Saturday after triggering a massive manhunt that ended in a neighboring Georgia county, authorities said.Brian Nichols, 33, surrendered at an apartment complex surrounded by a SWAT team in Gwinnett County north of Atlanta about 26 hours after he fled the downtown courthouse where he had opened fire on Friday, police said.
"He is in custody," said Sgt. Terry Joyner of the Atlanta Police Department.

Man Who Wants To Hunt Domestic Cats Gets Death Threats

The Wisconsin man who's asked the state to allow hunters to kill stray cats says he's been getting death threats. Mark Smith told La Crosse police he's gotten angry phone calls and messages at work and at home.Police reports said one call made while Smith was working at the La Crosse Fire Department suggested it should be "open season on firefighters." Another woman told Smith that if the state Legislature approved his request Smith would be hunted down and killed...

Man insists on wife's Right to Die

Florida woman's feeding tube scheduled for removal March 18
She might have only a week to live unless her parents can alter the verdict of Pinellas Circuit Court Judge George Greer before March 18. That is the day Greer has set for the removal of 41-year-old Terri Schiavo's feeding tube.Greer's ruling came on the 15th anniversary of her collapse. Today her parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, and her brother, Bobby Schindler, are fighting against Greer's ruling and against Michael Schiavo. They say Terri Schiavo still responds to them...

Frustrated Robber Leaves After Cashier Laughs At His Mask

CRANBERRY, Pa. -- What would you think if Pluto tried to rob you? A clerk at a Pennsylvania convenience store thought it was hilarious.
Police in Cranberry say a would-be bandit walked into Gordon's Mini Market wearing a mask of the Disney cartoon dog. According to officers, the clerk was laughing so hard, he didn't comply with the robber's demand to empty the cash register.
The frustrated robber walked out...

Manhunt For Courthouse Killer

A former computer technician, whose cold stare had spooked authorities earlier this week, stole a deputy's gun Friday while being led into court for his rape trial, then killed the judge and two other people before carjacking a reporter's vehicle to escape. His getaway set off a massive manhunt and created widespread chaos across Atlanta...

Suspect's car found in downtown Atlanta
Atlanta police said late Friday night they have found the car believed stolen by Brian Nichols, the suspect accused of gunning down a popular judge, his court reporter and a deputy that morning.Here

Cancer Patient's Co-Workers Shave Heads In Solidarity

LAUDERDALE LAKES, Fla. -- Eight co-workers of a woman with cancer shaved their heads to help their friend feel more comfortable.Becky Hyatt is going through chemotherapy for breast cancer. She said she discovered the malignant lump in her breast only because last summer's hurricanes forced her to shower in the dark.Eight of Hyatt's co-workers at Progressive Insurance shaved their heads in solidarity to make her feel less self-conscious about her new look.
"I looked up and they walked in one by one and I almost freaked and I realized, 'Oh, this is in support for me,' and it touched me so much," Hyatt said.

Friday, March 11, 2005

Pamela Turner Seen In Public for the First Time Since Arrest

There’s new information in the high profile case of Pamela Turner.
She's charged with 28 felony counts for an alleged sexual relationship with a young student.Pamela Turner may be charged with 28 felonies for allegedly having sex with a 13-year-old former student. But, she's free on $50,000 bond and friends say she's getting by day to day.“I think she's doing well. She's trying to keep it in perspective,” said Peter Strianse, Turner’s attorney. “She enjoys all sort of family support and community support and she's holding on to that at this point.”
Click on title for link to article.All Pamela Turner AKA Pamela Rogers Turner pictures/pics @ top right or go Here

Madrid Train Bombing One Year Anniversary

Throughout the country, five minutes of silence will be observed at noon.

Spaniards united in loss but divided on lessons
The first anniversary of the March 11 train bombings that killed 191 people in the Spanish capital.As experts and world leaders gather here this week to hammer out an agreement on how best to fight terror democratically, they do so in a city that has reached little consensus on what last year's attacks meant. Link

The Spanish Newspaper ElMundo Posted A Comprehensive Piece "Islamic Terrorrismo, from A to Z"... It contains over 15 categories of information on terrorism. Link (Spanish)

If you do not read spanish Translated To English Hint if you right click the categories and open in a new window,they will be automatically translated too.
A neat tool to translate words or webpages to a language you know Language Translator

Terri Schiavo Update

SoCal businessman offers $1 million to keep Terry Schiavo alive
A San Diego-area businessman on Thursday offered $1 million to Terri Schiavo's husband in an attempt to keep the brain-damaged Florida woman alive... Link

A judge ruled that Florida's social services agency cannot intervene to delay the removal of the feeding tube keeping brain-damaged Terri Schiavo alive.
Judge Greer considers receiving food and water through a gastric tube being kept alive artificially.And starving a person to death as honoring that person's wishes instead of cruelly and inhumanly punishing them.Judge Greer refused to cooperate with the Florida Department of Children and Families' plan to investigate allegations of abuse and neglect of Terry Schiavo attributed to Terri's husband, Michael. Link

DNA ties traffic-stop suicide to Lefkow case

Evidence points to Chicago man
Man who filed bizarre, rambling lawsuits over his cancer treatment and shot himself to death during a traffic stop appears to be the lone killer of a federal judge’s mother and husband according to Police.DNA on a cigarette butt found after the killings matches that of Chicago electrician Bart Ross, who claimed responsibility for the slayings...

American Idol Finalists

Meet 'Idol''s Final 12!
After three weeks of live performances, the votes were tallied and "American Idol"'s Final 12 was revealed last night. With nervous anticipation, NIKKO SMITH, AMANDA AVILA, TRAVIS TUCKER and JANAY CASTINE were dismissed from the competition when their performances failed to win over enough viewer votes to stay.With the Final 12 announced and the competition stiffening, the remaining contestants took this last opportunity to go out and celebrate at a special red-carpet extravaganza before they head back to work!

Laws Don't Always Favor 'Upskirting' Victims

Outraged victims of "upskirting," the photographs taken secretly from underneath victims' skirts and blouses, are coming forward.However, NBC News reported that the law doesn't always favor those victims.Bunny Brunt's teenage daughter, Raquel, was a victim of upskirting last summer...the suspect, Jeffrey Swisher, served only 10 days in jail for disorderly conduct.Many victims of video voyeurism have no idea they're being photographed. People hide the cameras -- now smaller and less noticeable on gadgets like cell phones -- in bags near their unsuspecting victims. The pictures can end up on the Internet."We had the evidence," Bunny Brunt said. "We had the tape. But they told me there's ... nothing in the law that says you can't shoot in a public area."

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Jessica Lunsford Update

General Information
White Female Date of Birth: 10-06-95Height: 4'10" (147 cm)Weight: 70 lbs (32 kg)Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Incident Details
Jessica was last seen in Homosassa, Florida when she went to bed at 8:00 p.m. on February 23, 2005. She was discovered missing on the morning of February 24, 2005. Jessica was last seen wearing a pink nightgown and white satin shorts. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST) or The Citrus County Sheriff's Office (Florida) 1-352-726-1121 or Call 911 **There is a $100,000.00 reward associated with this case**

For the Latest on Jessica Lunsford go Here and Here

Bush Cheney Bumper Sticker Road Rage

This week, though, a Tampa woman learned that simple Bush-Cheney bumper sticker can bring trouble, if not danger, from a total stranger.Police say Michelle Fernandez, 35, was chased for miles Tuesday by an irate 31-year-old Tampa man who cursed at her as he held up an anti-Bush sign and tried to run her off the road.His sign, about the size of a business letter, read:
Never Forget Bush's Illegal Oil War Murdered Thousands in Iraq.

Defenders of Freedom & Liberty

U. of Colorodo May Buy Out Professor Ward Churchill

Report: U. of Colo. Attorneys to Discuss Buyout With Ward Churchill's Lawyer
The University of Colorado's governing board is trying to negotiate the resignation of a professor who compared victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to Nazis, a television station reported Wednesday.The university's Board of Regents has authorized its lawyers to talk with an attorney representing Ward Churchill, a tenured ethnic studies professor, KCNC-TV said. Churchill ignited a firestorm with an essay he wrote that likened some victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to Nazi bureaucrat Adolf Eichmann, who helped organize the Holocaust."We have authorized our attorney to talk to his attorney to see where we are in this situation," Regent Patricia Hayes told the Denver television station. "I'm sure there is a price tag that he's talking about, and I'm sure there's one we're talking about."

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

High School Students Pepper Sprayed

While Participating In Walkout
HUDSON, Ohio -- Hudson school officials responded early Tuesday afternoon to a student walkout saying they were "saddend by the decision that students made to walk out." The students staged the walkout to protest the school board's decision not to renew the contract of Roger Howard, the Hudson High School principal.About 600 students at Hudson High School walked out of school at about 10 a.m. Tuesday morning. They returned to class about 11 a.m. About 600 students at Hudson High School walked out of school at about 10 a.m. Tuesday morning. They returned to class about 11 a.m.
Click on title for in depth info,video and pictures...

Missing Clearwater Boy's Case Like Jessica Lunsford's

Clearwater, Florida - It's been two weeks since Jessica Lunsford’s father discovered his daughter was missing from her room. The family is holding out hope the nine-year-old girl will be found safe, despite days of searching that turned up nothing.The case is a lot like that of Zachary Bernhardt who disappeared on September 11, 2000. Like Jessica, the eight-year-old Clearwater boy was home at bedtime, but gone by morning. As with Jessica's disappearance there was an all-out search, still Zachary remains missing

Caught On Tape: Boat Swept Under Floodgate

Passengers Escape
AUSTIN, Texas -- A Texas boater got the ride of a lifetime when his craft became trapped against a dam's floodgate on Tuesday.Rescuers said the man was boating on Lake Austin with another passenger when the vessel's motor suddenly died.The current swept the boat against the dam, slamming it repeatedly into the wall.The boat crumbled as it was swept under the floodgate.
As the boat started sinking, Monica Barnes was rescued by quick-thinking LCRA employees who lowered a rope.Dirk Hoekstra was sucked through the dam and swept into Town Lake. Miraculously, he survived with only minor injuries.Click on title for video and article.Direct video link RealPlayer go Here .Don't have realplayer? go Here (slideshow too).

New York Girl Scout Cookie Bust

New York police have ticketed a man they say set up a table on a Brooklyn sidewalk to sell Girl Scout cookies without a license.But the suspect's 13-year-old daughter disputes the account and says her father was only helping her deliver pre-ordered cookies in the neighbourhood.Officers issued a summons for unlicensed vending to Hoi "Howard" Louis over the weekend."An adult 55-year-old male who had set up a table along a busy stretch was given a summons," Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne said on Wednesday. "No Girl Scouts were seen by officers at the time the summons was issued."

Nick Carter Charged

Nick Carter was arrested for DUI in Huntington Beach, California,after he was stopped for erratic driving and then failed a field sobriety test.The Backstreet Boy was formerly charged Tuesday with one count of driving under the influence and one count of driving with a blood alcohol level over 0.08.Carter, 25, is scheduled to appear in court at an Apr. 13 arraignment.
A statement from the singer's publicist said, "Carter deeply regrets the current situation. He is on doctor-prescribed medication and was unaware of its interaction possibilities."

Dan Rather

Today we will bid farewell to Dan Rather.We pay him tribute and recall his many years of service, but we will also celebrate.Rejoice in President George W. Bush's reelection in spite of attempts by the MSM,Hollywood & others who tried and failed to influence our election.Dan Rather the journalist who played a role in taking down President Nixon shall be remembered for RatherGate MemoGate...

Sexy Moan Ring Tone

Adult film company New Frontier Media has something new for cell phones: ring moans. Adult entertainment co. offers explicit sounds for cell phones. Porn star groaning...Brickhouse Mobile said that under an agreement with New Frontier it would begin offering ring tones for mobile phone users featuring porn stars making groaning and moaning noises from the suggestive to the positively tantalizing. The company said it would also begin offering sexually explicit "wallpaper" for cell phone screens and adult videos for download on mobile phones under its brand The Erotic Network, the television subsidiary of New Frontier Media on title for more info.
They will supposedly use measures to avoid minors from accessing the content but I'm wondering who will be around to cover kids ears from this crap.I can't sit down @ Bennigans have a drink and smoke a cig but someone sitting next to me and my neices and nephews @ a pizza shop will be playing the latest Jenna Jameson vocal or video clip?

Cyaaaaaaaaaa Dan RatherGate

Key Gambino family leaders arrested

The acting boss of the Gambino family and at least 30 other mob figures were arrested after an undercover FBI agent posing as a wiseguy infiltrated the Mafia with an act so convincing he was considered for membership, authorities said.Among those arrested was Arnold “Zeke” Squitieri, who allegedly took over as acting Gambino boss after Peter Gotti was convicted last year...


Rangers Rescue Stranded Hikers

Park rangers rescued four hikers Wednesday who had become stranded in snow in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. One had to be airlifted to a hospital. The sick hiker, Matthew Shultz, was in good condition after he was taken by helicopter to University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville as a precaution, Great Smoky Mountains National Park spokesman Bob Miller said. He had been showing signs of hypothermia, including vomiting and slurred speech...Click on title for more info

RatherGate Special

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Muahahahaha.....just when you thought you'd seen it all.....Click on title for news visit the actual site selling the FoxBlocker go Here

The Latest On Jessica Lunsford

The ground search for a missing Citrus County girl has ended, however officials are still hoping to find clues into the disappearance of Jessica Lunsford.The sheriff's office command post has been removed from in front of Jessica Lunsfords home. Sheriff Jeff Dawsy says he’s formed two teams of five investigators who will work on this case seven days a week.... Link

Missing girl's family answers to word of criminal histories.The family invited Action News reporter Sarina Fazan into their home to discuss the case, and the recent revelations....Jessicas father and grandfather have both passed polygraph and voice stress tests...Link (video of Lunsford family interview avail)
Where Is Jessica?....I can't figure out what happened to little Jessica Lunsford . Of all the pieces of information that still strikes me as odd is that the dog did not bark...When my producer went to the Lunsford home to pick up the Lunsford grandparents, their dog did not stop barking...Greta Van Susteren Here
More info on this case is available on this site(like the actual 911 call made by grandma)...scroll down or use "Search Our Site"...

The faith of a Mountie

Mounties march behind the hearse carrying the coffin of slain RCMP Const. Peter Schiemann
In the lovely, sunlit church where he was confirmed, where his pastor father once preached and where his family has worshipped for almost two decades, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Constable Peter Schiemann was yesterday bid farewell...
A drug raid gone bad left four young officers lying dead in a metal shed.Constable Schiemann, at just 25 the youngest of the four Mounties slain last Thursday.His father Don, a Lutheran pastor, spoke of how he had baptized his son, confirmed him and would now have to bury him.
About 10,000 mourners, police officers and dignitaries including Prime Minister Paul Martin and Gov.Gen Adrienne Clarkson are expected to attend a national memorial service in Edmonton on Thursday.Services for Const. Leo Johnston, 32, Anthony Gordon, 28 & 29-year-old Brock Myro(only on the job since Feb 14th) will be later this week.May they rest in Peace and our hearts go out to friends,family & colleagues.

Pictures of Car Involved In Shooting of Italian Agent

The investigation into the incident continues.America mourns the loss of the Italian agent but we staunchly stand against lies claiming our troops intended to kill the hostage.Paying ransoms only funds anti coalition forces and emboldens those who wish to wreak havoc on Peace & Democracy.Further threatening civilians and military personnel as well.Considering the possibility this vehicle was going to drive through a checkpoint without stopping what were they going to over our soldiers & Iraq forces ? They could have been injured or killed too...Bottom line let the facts come forth and the investigation continue....To see the car Giuliana Sgrena & Nicola Calipari were in go Here

Blake Jury Deliberates

Jurors in the Robert Blake murder case ended their third day of deliberations without reaching a verdict. The panel deliberated for five and a half hours without asking any questions of the court or making any requests to review trial testimony. Deliberations are to resume at 9 a.m. Wednesday...

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Chechen leader Maskhadov killed

Chechen rebel leader Aslan Maskhadov, a fugitive with a $10 million price on his head and linked by the Kremlin to a bloody school hostage siege, was killed Tuesday during a special forces operation.
In the south Russian town of Beslan last September, more than 330 hostages, half of them children died.He led the Chechen separatists who defeated Russian forces in a 1994-1996 war.Putin sent Russian troops back into Chechnya in October 1999.
Linked to the same maniacs yelling "allah akhbar" who seized a school and killed hundreds of children...

911 Audio of Call Placed After Two Chimpanzees Mauled St. James Davis

"One was at his head, one was at his foot. But all that time ... he was trying to reason with them," a sobbing LaDonna Davis told ABC's Good Morning America. "I couldn't do anything."Davis, 64, and her husband, St. James Davis, were visiting Animal Haven Ranch near Bakersfield on Thursday when two male chimps escaped their enclosure and attacked the couple.Click on title to hear the 911 call...Graphic

Recent Images of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi

Two Western news agencies have obtained what are "believed to be" the most recent images of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi - the most-wanted terrorist in Iraq. The U.S. has offered $25 million for information leading to his capture or death. Click on title for link for video alleged "recent pictures."

FBI: Russell Crowe a target for al-Qaida

In one of the more bizarre terror plots hatched by al-Qaida, Australian actor Russell Crowe was the target of a kidnapping scheme as part of a "cultural destabilisation plan".Crowe has revealed that he was approached by the FBI in the U.S. in the months leading up to his Academy Award win for Gladiator in 2001. He said the FBI warned him, vaguely, of the threat...

Monday, March 07, 2005

When history turns a corner

People power is changing the face of the Middle East, but the democracy deal isn't sealed yet .How can you tell when history turns a corner? An assassination in 1914, a sneak attack in 1941, a wall falling in 1989--each came with a bang that was impossible to mistake once it happened, even if no one saw it coming.
Across the Middle East last week, a tide of good news suggested that another corner might be near...

'Days Of Our Lives' Star Arrested At Airport

Public intoxication and possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
A soap opera star found himself in a real-life drama Monday morning.
Police arrested Jason Cook star of "Days Of Our Lives," at the Des Moines International Airport at about 6 a.m. Monday. Cook plays Shawn D. Brady on the daytime soap.

Miami Heat win 10th straight game at home

Dwayne Wade scored 32 points,Shaquille O'neil added 25 points and Miami shot 68.6 per cent in the first half en route to downing the Philadelphia 76ers 108-100 on Monday night - the Heat's sixth straight win and 10th in a row at home.
Alonzo Mourning Is Sitting Pretty
Sweat streaming down the back of his neck, Miami Heat center Alonzo Mourning took a pass with his back to the basket, spun, faked, and with a guttural moan, powered toward the hoop, laying the ball against the backboard...both hands to slam it through the hoop, then hung on the rim as the backboard reverberated.

Hunter Wants Open Season On Domestic Cats

MADISON, Wis. -- The fur may fly when cat lovers hear about Mark Smith's idea. Wisconsin hunter and firefighter wants stray cats classified as an "unprotected species" that could be shot by anyone with a small-game license...

China Would Use Force Against Taiwan as "Last Resort"

China unveiled a proposed anti- secession bill that would sanction the use of force to prevent independence by Taiwan in the event that efforts to secure peaceful reunification are unsuccessful.
``We have never foresworn the use of force,'' Wang Zhaoguo, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, said in Beijing today. Non-peaceful means would be used as a ``last resort'' when possibilities for peaceful reunification have been exhausted, he said. No timetable was given...........

Jessica Lunsford Update...Unfortunately after 12 days of searching no major developments.More articles about her grandfathers past criminal history are being published but basically their just repeating the same info.Jessica Marie Lunsford is a 9 year old female,height 4'10 weight 70 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair....
Anyone With Info Please Dial 911
More pictures and info on homepage...B.O.L.O....& thank you

Schoolyard bullies get nastier online

When Joanne had a row with a longtime friend last year, she had no idea it would spill into cyberspace.
But what started as a spat at a teenage sleepover swiftly escalated into a three-month harangue of threatening e-mails and defacement of her weblog. "It was a non-stop nightmare," says Joanne, 14, a freshman at a private high school in Southern California. "I dreaded going on my computer."

For The Record

As Americans we Honor Italy's Slain Intelligence Officer and feel awful about the incident.However,when statements by Giuliana Sgrena blame US forces and falsely accuse them of purposefully intending to kill her,they must be challenged and sifted through facts...
Although a large majority of Italians support the U.S. & the war in Iraq,just like here, there are dissenters there as well. Giuliana Sgrena is affiliated with il Manifesto .Communist propaganda spewers in Italy.Overall Italy and it's government have been our supporters & we thank you for that.
It is an outright miscarriage of the truth to say US Forces did this on purpose.She was a hostage,a ransom was paid & according to preliminary reports the vehicle she was traveling in refused to stop @ a checkpoint.
This is a regrettable incident,we mourn the loss of the Italian intelligence officer & we support the troops who perceived a threat(a car headed straight for them they may have thought was loaded with explosives) & responded.We stand by Italy but we cannot stand for outright lies.
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