Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Monday, May 28, 2007
Officers believe that Lindsay was speeding and while under the influence, lost control causing an accident. The car crashed into a curb and hit a tree on Sunset Blvd. Lohan was treated at Century City hospital. Lindsay abandoned her banged up Mercedes and fled the scene. Police found Ms. Lohan at the local hospital, where she was placed under arrest" for investigation of misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs."
Lohan was cited and released. In addition to drunk driving, she may also face felony criminal charges for the illegal narcotics.
Update: 6-1-07 Lindsay has checked herself into rehab. God Speed Lindsay. An Open Comment to you follows in the comments.
6-4-07 Lindsay's mom wants her own reality show. See Ms. C. comments!
7-6-07 Jessica Smith, star of Laguna Beach joins Lindsay in the bad judgment category. She pled guilty to DWI. She must perform 80 hours of community service and pay $1,300 in fines and penalties. Jessica was only 19 when she was arrested in March for driving under the influence of alcohol after crashing her VW Beetle into another car. The other driver has claimed some minor injuries as did a passenger in Smith's car. Expect a civil lawsuit for whiplash type injuries!
7-20-07 Lindsay Lohan turned herself in to Beverly Hills Police to face DUI charges associated with her Memorial Day weekend hit-and-run crash. Lindsay has recently apparently checked herself out of rehab and is ready to face the legal system.
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Tampa Devil Ray's rookie Elijah Dukes was held out of the lineup Wednesday night following a report that his estranged wife sought a restraining order after being threatened by the 22-year-old outfielder. (Once again allegations of abuse, allienation and custody are in dispute.)
In football, Michael Vick continues to be a role model for reform school boys across the country. Prosecutor investigating whether property owned by Atlanta quarterback Michael Vick was part of a dog fighting operation admitted Wednesday he doesn't have solid evidence linking Vick to dog fighting. There are no eyewitnesses who saw dog fighting at the home. But, 66 dogs were seized along with equipment that could be associated with dog fighting. The discoveries were made during a drug raid at the home on April 25. Police found treadmills, a "pry bar" used to pry apart dog's jaws, bloodied carpet and blood splatters on the floor. Vick is a registered dog breeder. His cousin, Davon Boddie, was apparently living at the house at the time of the warrant.
Earlier Vick was stopped at the airport for having a container which allegedly had transported marijuana.
Update 7-18-07 Vick was indicted today. He faces possibly 6 years in prison if convicted.
Update 8-14-09: Vick having served his time in jail has been given a second chance by the NFL. Vick has signed to play for the Philadelphia Eagles for 1.6 million dollars this year. Next year he will receive in excess of 5 million dollars. Perhaps crime does not pay: but the NFL sure does!
And in boxing...
And when it comes to sports between the sheets...
Two twin brothers, had sex with the same girl. Who is the father and who is the uncle? It is an expensive question in Missouri. Raymon and Richard Miller don't know who fathered the child. The identical twins say they were unknowingly having sex with the same woman, Holly Marie Adams. According to Holly, she had sex with each man on the same day within hours of each other. (Sharing, how nice.) When the woman got pregnant, she named Raymon the father, but he contested and in the spririt of brotherly love, he demanded that both he and his brother be tested. Guess what, identical dna... Can you say talk show?
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Chih Hsien Wu
On the ligher side, what should be the punishment for this crime reported by the A.P.?
Chih Hsien Wu, age 43, is suspected of stealing 1,300 undergarments from laundry rooms near Colorado State University. He was arrested on suspicion of felony theft. Bail was set at $15,000. Police have asked victims to identify their underwear. After the case is closed, victims can reclaim their underwear - if they can identify it and still want it back. (Yup, mine is the one over their with the poop stain...)
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Friday, May 18, 2007
Castleberry was arrested 17 times between 1998 and 2005 but rarely was convicted. Most victims were too drunk to identify her. (or too embarrassed?) A Tonawanda man called police to report $238 stolen by the Hugging Bandit. He picked her out of a photo array saying, "I never forget a face." (I think it more likely that one would remember her body!) Castleberry is charged with felony grand larceny. Maybe some folks really do need a hug. Perhaps Viperadvocate can mount a defense?
Update: Hugging Bandit Makes Max Top 10 Hottest... see comments!
Update: 5-24 A park visitor at Yellowstone was attacked by a grizzly bear Wednesday. A man in his late 50s, was taking photographs of bears when he was attacked. The bear apparenly learned from the Hugging Bandit that photo arrays can result in arrest!
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Who said you can not judge a book by its cover? When I first saw the title, I asked myself why Ian Coburn was writing a book about my fiancée. The book is great but I do have a complaint that the cover ought to have a place to insert the photo of a man's significant other just under the title. That way, "God" could be everyone's significant other!
Ian Coburn is a promising comedian who foreshadows in the first chapters his skills as an accomplished author. He provides imagery of what not to do when the near perfect woman falls into your lap. For those readers who are “naturals”, it answers the ill fated question of "I'll bet you do this all the time?" Or "You probably have a girl in every city." Ian provides a roadmap to deflect the negativity by exaggerating the woman's preexisting belief to the point of nonsense. Most women want to be right. Ian suggests that men let them be right. Women sometimes search to justify and explain their behavior with phrases like "I don't usually do things like this." By exaggerating the response to the question, it may create a bad boy imagine in an otherwise nice guy. David D. and Neil S. believe that by capitalizing on the good traits of bad boys (and leaving the abusive traits behind) attraction is magnified. Ian suggests that humor may be a kinder more effective way to magnify attraction.
The book reminds the reader of what they should have learned in the scouts. Be prepared. Necessary tools for every man to have at his disposal include an opening line that promotes common interests. Another is good transportation. A third is good protection. The book advocates being a confident risk taker. Only those who are willing to fail have a chance for success. Being an interesting communicator maximizes attraction. Props may be useful but be wary of mysterious packages in elevators... God is A Woman advocates avoiding women who follow the crowd as they are immature and unlikely to make independent decisions. Not only is a man not likely to be successful with such an individual, but the author actually demonstrates how group mentality can be damaging to the reputation of the pursuer. For legal eagles, a distinction is correctly made between healthy pursuit and stalking. There are too many “fish in the sea” for a man to become obsessed with any one woman.
Coburn introduces the reader to refreshing vocabulary such as “trixie.” Through humorous stories sharing his own personal failures, the author educates the inexperienced man as to how to navigate the minefields inherent to the pursuit of women. This is not just another “how to pick up women” book. It is a refreshing, humorous attempt to advocate improved interpersonal skills and better interaction among the sexes. While the book also attempts to provide female readers with some insight on men; admittedly, most men are so one dimensional in their pursuit of women that no manual is necessary.
Human growth hormone is used to build muscle mass and is considered a performance enhancing drug. The maximum penalty is a fine of $91,500 and five years in prison, but Stallone faces a maximum penalty of just $18,000 on each of the two charges because the matter is being heard by a local, not federal, court. Stallone's lawyer Phillip Boulten said the actor should be spared a criminal conviction, saying Stallone took the hormones for medical reasons. Boulten said Stallone was taking both substances under medical supervision. "This is not some back-alley body builder dealing covertly with some banned substance in some sort of secret way," he said. "This was a legitimate medical condition being treated by doctors of the top ranking order in the west coast of the United States."
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Sunday, May 6, 2007
South Africa has one of the highest crime rates in the world and not coincidentally one of the fittest countries in the world.,They will host the soccer World Cup in 2010 and athletes around the world are taking note of South Africa's new training methods.
Saturday, May 5, 2007
Thursday, May 3, 2007
LUBNA TAKRURI of the AP is reporting a bizarre lawsuit against a judge's local Dry cleaner.
The Chungs, immigrants from South Korea, opened their dry-cleaning business seven years ago in the nation's capital. For the past two years, they've been defending a $65 million lawsuit over a pair of missing pants.
Jin Nam Chung, Ki Chung and their son, Soo Chung, are disenchanted with the system. "This has destroyed their lives." A District of Columbia administrative hearings judge, Roy Pearson, filed the suit Pro Se. According to court documents, in May 2005, Pearson brought several suits for alteration to Custom Cleaners in Northeast Washington. A pair of pants from one suit was not ready when he requested it and was deemed to be "missing."
Because Pearson no longer wanted to use his neighborhood dry cleaner, he requests $15,000 -- the price to rent a car every weekend for 10 years to drive to another cleaner. The rest of the $65 million comes from Pearson's interpretation of D.C.'s consumer protection law, which fines violators $1,500 per violation, per day. Pearson added up 12 violations over 1,200 days, and then multiplied that by three defendants. Custom Cleaners once had on its walls: "Satisfaction Guaranteed" and "Same Day Service." Peason claims the signs amount to fraud. D.C. Superior Court Judge Neal Kravitz, will hear the June 11 trial.
Update 6-25-07: The dry cleaner not only won the suit, but Pearson has also been ordered to pay the defendant's legal costs. Justice Lives!
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Rules Against Teen Paralyzed After Car Was Run Off Road
By MARK SHERMAN AP WASHINGTON (May 1)
- Police may use tactics that put fleeing suspects at risk of death to end high-speed car chases, the Supreme Court said Monday in ruling against a Georgia teenager who was paralyzed after his car was run off the road by a squad car. The Court said it is reasonable for law enforcement officers to stop a fleeing motorist to prevent harm to bystanders or other drivers. "A police officer's attempt to terminate a dangerous high-speed car chase that threatens the lives of innocent bystanders does not violate the Fourth Amendment, even when it places the fleeing motorist at risk of serious injury or death."
The 19-year-old driver of the Cadillac, lost control and was rendered a quadriplegic. Harris was wanted only for speeding.