Wednesday, March 14, 2012
A tenured teacher at a San Diego high school has been put on paid leave while the district investigates an allegation that she refused to allow a 14-year-old student to leave class to go to the toilet and instead told the girl to urinate in a bucket.
A claim filed by the student's attorney said the Feb. 22 actions of art teacher Gonja Wolf were meant "to humiliate and disgrace" the freshman at Patrick Henry High School.
The student was instructed to go to another room out of view of classmates, urinate in a bucket and then dump the urine in a sink, according to the claim.
After the incident, the student was teased by classmates as news of the event swept through the school, the complaint says. The student "no longer feels safe or comfortable" at the school.
The investigation will guide the administration in deciding what, if any, punishment should be meted out, a district official said Tuesday. The teachers' labor union has been notified of the complaint and investigation.
The claim, filed last week, lists damages in excess of $25,000 for psychological and medical treatment. Also requested is that the district pay for the student to attend a private school for the rest of her high school years.
Mulhall posted the photograph of himself holding the stolen nameplate, which was pried from the door of Broward Circuit Judge Michael Orlando courtroom on his girlfriend's Facebook account, according to arrest records.
Deputies picked Mulhall up on Thursday and booked him into Broward County's Main jail.
"The nameplate is like only $40, not that big of a crime, but what an idiot. He puts it on Facebook," said Broward County Sheriff Al Lamberti. "Here he is flaunting it on Facebook. He violated the terms of his parole by stealing, from a judge no less. He's got multiple convictions for petty theft, so now this is a felony."
Lamberti said deputies picked up Mulhall after verifying the suspect had been in judge Orlando courtroom. The judge's nameplate was pried from the door around Feb. 23, according to the arrest report. A tip to Broward Crime Stoppers led authorities to Mulhall.
"The tipster gave us his address, name and the Facebook page," Lamberti said.
"We got the nameplate back. It will be returned to the rightful owner."
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A driver with a "sexual anus plug in his rectum" was jailed after investigators say he rear-ended another driver and had more than five times the legal limit of alcohol in his blood, according to a recently released arrest affidavit. What could be called the case of the soused driver with the sex toy in his hindquarters happened about 11:20 a.m. Feb. 24 as Martin County Sheriff's investigators went to a two-vehicle crash at U.S. 1 and Seabranch Boulevard in Hobe Sound. A deputy determined Kevin Brann, 41, had rear-ended another vehicle. Officials also determined Brann smelled strongly of alcohol. Brann's speech was slurred and mumbled, his eyes bloodshot and glassy. A deputy gave Brann, who'd urinated in his pants, field sobriety exercises before arresting him on a DUI with property damage charge. Brann "soiled himself" en route to the slammer. "The defendant had a sexual anus plug in his rectum, which he removed, or it fell out in the rear of my patrol car," an affidavit states. The length, girth and color of the "sexual anus plug in his rectum" was not listed in the affidavit. Also not specified was the make and model of the plug and an explanation of how it ended up in his bottom. At the jail, investigators measured Brann's blood alcohol content at 0.409 and 0.412 -- more than five times the legal limit of 0.08. Brann, of the 6800 block of Southeast Bunker Hill Drive in Hobe Sound, was arrested on a DUI with property damage charge.
Read the arrest report at the source HERE
By Al Arabiya
Iraqi activists sounded the bell over the killing of dozens of teenagers by religious police for having “emo” haircuts.
Activists told the Cairo-based al-Akhbar daily that at least 90 Iraqi teenagers with “emo” appearances have been stoned to death by the Moral Police in the country in the past month. The violent crackdown against “emo” Iraqi teenagers came after the Iraqi interior ministry declared them as “devil worshippers.”
“The ‘Emo phenomenon’ or devil worshiping is being probed by the Moral Police who have the approval to eliminate it as soon as possible since it’s detrimentally affecting the society and becoming a danger,” according to a statement by the interior ministry.
“They wear strange, tight clothes that have pictures on them such as skulls and use stationery that are shaped as skulls. They also wear rings on their noses and tongues, and do other strange activities,” the statement added.
The statement said that Iraq’s Moral Police was granted approval by the Ministry of Education to enter Baghdad schools and pinpoint students with Western appearances.
The activists told the newspaper that a group of armed men dressed in civilian clothing led the teenagers to secluded areas a few days ago, stoned them to death, and then disposed their bodies in garbage dumpsters across the capital, Baghdad.
“First they throw concrete blocks at the boy’s arms, then at his legs, then the final blow is to his head, and if he is not dead by then, they start all over again,” one person who managed to escape told the daily.
The exact death toll remains unclear, but Hana al-Bayaty of Brussels Tribunal, an NGO dealing with Iraqi issues, said the current figure ranges “between 90 and 100.”
Activists said that leaflets were distributed in Baghdad warning teenagers from donning the “emo” style, and in some regions, teenage homosexuals were killed by battering their heads also by concrete blocks.
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Monday, March 12, 2012
Authorities in western New York say they've charged four young Amish adults with illegal possession of alcohol after their buggy collided with a police car responding to a report of a drinking party under way.
The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office tells media outlets that the crash occurred around 7:15 Sunday in the rural town of Sherman, near the Pennsylvania border in New York's southwest corner.
Officials say deputies were responding to reports that people were drinking in several Amish buggies on a country road.
As a patrol car arrived on the scene, one of the Amish buggies changed lanes, colliding with the police vehicle. The buggy flipped onto its side, causing minor injuries to one of the people on board.
Police say several other buggies fled the scene.
According to authorities, 7-year-old Lalita Tati was kidnapped by two farmers while walking home from a friend’s house.
Senior police officer Rajendra Narayan Das, who works in the Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh state, stated that the men confessed to cutting her open and using her liver as a sacrifice for a better harvest.
Her remains were found a week later, and the two men could face the death penalty or life in prison if convicted.
Human sacrifice is rare in Indian, but the two men, who described themselves as “tribals,” are associated with the indigenous people of the area. They are incredibly poor and live in squalor, and thus they might have felt that sacrifice was their only option.
Or they’re just crazy. Either one.
Jana Mesarova, a police spokeswoman, said “A unit sent to the site found that two local boys aged 11 and 12 were trying to light up a cigarette and because of careless use of safety matches, they set grass at the castle hill on fire.”
Although [initially] there were fears that much of the castle’s collection of artefacts were also destroyed in the fire, it seems that only the upper parts of the castle were damaged in the fire. Daniel Lipšic, Slovakia’s Interior Minister, has announced that “the vast majority of exhibits remained undamaged.”
Read more HERE
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
A woman died Tuesday after a homemade cannon blew a projectile into a mobile home in a remote San Diego County community.
Two men, including the woman's husband, were tinkering with the cannon outside the home when it went off and sent a projectile into the home, said Capt. Mike Mohler of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
It was not immediately clear whether the projectile or the cannon blast killed the 33-year-old woman, he said.
The woman was pronounced dead about 12:15 a.m. at her home at the Twin Lakes Resorts mobile home park in Potrero, a community of about 700 people near the Mexican border.
Her name was not immediately released.
One of the men was injured and taken to a hospital. Mohler did not immediately know his condition or the extent of his injuries.
Mohler said he could not confirm reports that the men had been drinking.
Information from: U-T San Diego, http://www.utsandiego.com.
A 3-year-old with curious eating habits is recovering after swallowing 37 high-powered "Buckyballs" magnets. KPTV reports that after she ate them, the magnets formed a dangerous ring inside Payton Bushnell's digestive track, snapping her intestines together and ripping holes in both her small intestine and stomach.
"They saw a circle had formed in her stomach, and they thought she swallowed a bracelet," Payton's mother, Kelli Bushnell, told the station.
Buckyballs has released a statement on their website, reading:
"Buckyballs was saddened to learn that a 3-year old girl in Oregon had swallowed high-powered magnets but we are relieved that she is expected to make a full recovery. This unfortunate incident underscores the fact that Buckyballs and Buckycubes are for adults. They are not toys and are not intended for children. We urge all consumers to read and comply with the warnings we place on all our products, on our website and in stores. Please keep these products out of the hands and reach of all children."
A recent report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says there have been 22 cases of children swallowing magnets since 2009. And the New York Times reported that while swallowing a single magnet rarely poses problems, swallowing even just two can prove fatal. The Canadian government explains on one of its health information sites that once someone has swallowed more than one magnet, the magnets can literally travel through the intestines until they link up. Along the way, they can create dangerous blockages and even slowly tear through the intestinal walls themselves.
Needless to say, Payton Bushnell survived, thanks to her doctors at Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel. She's expected to make a full recovery.
"Her mom and I prayed and hoped she'd get through it," Payton's father, Aaron Bushnell, told KPTV. "It's a miracle she is doing as well as she is."
More at the source http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/three-old-girl-recovering-swallowing-37-high-powered-200753465.html
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This video is here to demonstrate that the TSA's insistence that the nude body scanner program is effective and necessary is nothing but a fraud, just like their claims that the program is safe (radiation what?) and non-invasive (nude pictures who?). This video is not intended to teach anyone how to commit criminal acts, nor is intended to help "the terrorists" -- if I could figure this out, I'm sure they've long figured it out, and by exposing it to the public, we now have an opportunity to correct it. The scanners are now effectively worthless, as anyone can beat them with virtually no effort. The TSA has been provided this video in advance of it being made public to give them an opportunity to turn off the scanners and revert to the metal detectors. I personally believe they now have no choice but to turn them off.
Please share this video with your family, friends, and most importantly, elected officials in federal government. Make sure they understand that your vote is contingent on them fixing the abuse that 200,000 passengers face from the TSA on a daily basis.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
A 31-year-old man died Monday morning after being caught in a fire in a meth lab in a nursing home Sunday night.
Shaun Warrens died at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland Monday morning, according to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office, which will conduct an autopsy Tuesday to determine the exact cause of death.
The Ashtabula Fire Department was called to the Parkhaven Nursing Home in Ashtabula about 8:30 p.m. Sunday, according to a press release. Smoke and flames were coming from a room on the second floor of the facility. Several residents were evacuated.
Five people, including Warrens, were taken by Community Care Ambulance to the Ashtabula County Medical Center. Their names have not been released. Their conditions are unknown. Warrens was then transferred to MetroHealth Medical Center.
Two people were treated at the scene and released.
The hallway and room were damaged. Damage costs were unknown Monday. The incident is still under investigation.
Residents in northern Namibia, on the southwest coast of Africa, have reported being terrorized by a bizarre dog-pig hybrid creature. The animal is said to be mostly white and unlike anything the villagers have ever seen, with a doglike head and the broad, round, nearly hairless back and shoulders of a giant pig. The beast was spotted chasing and attacking dogs, goats and other domestic animals in this arid region not far from the Kalahari desert.As often happens when rumors of monsters spread in rural areas around the world, some locals have taken extra safety precautions, such as traveling in groups and arming themselves with weapons. In 1995 and 1996, some Puerto Ricans armed themselves against the vampire beast el chupacabra; last year, Malaysian residents patrolled the streets searching for the mysterious orang minyak, or "oily man" creature that had recently terrorized them.
What could this monster be? One Namibian official, regional councilor Andreas Mundjindi, was quoted in Informante newspaper as saying, "This is an alien animal that the people have not seen before. We don't have a forest here, only bushes. So, this must be black magic at play."
Much more at the source: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46548769/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/weird-dog-headed-pig-monster-terrorizes-africa/#.T1ZGV4GkPcw
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Shocking new research shows almost half of young women aged 18 to 25 would prefer to have large breasts than high intelligence - with a third even saying they would gladly swap.
Experts have blamed the growing obsession with celebrity culture among youngsters together with the burgeoning market for plastic surgery.
Friday, March 2, 2012
The San Francisco Chronicle reports Treasurer Lockyer was sent a sex tape of his wife with the man.
And the treasurer, thinking he was being blackmailed, called the Alameda district attorney to get his wife a stay-away order imposed against the man, identified by the Chronicle as 35-year-old Stephen Chikhani, a construction worker from San Jose.
But the DA’s investigation concluded her relationship with the man was consensual and that no crime occurred.
According to the Chronicle, that affair became public only after Nadia Lockyer called the cops on her boyfriend at a Newark hotel room, accusing him of assault. But no charge was filed in that case either.
Supervisor Lockyer, 40, is now back in rehab, where she first met Chikhani, her political career in question.
Source and more HERE
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The 33-year-old photographer was arrested yesterday by Arizona cops for allegedly plotting with her husband and another man to procure a male golden shepherd so that she could have sex with the dog.
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office deputies busted Walker, her husband Shane, a 38-year-old flight attendant, and Robert Aucker, 29, on a felony count of conspiring to commit an act of bestiality.
According to a probable cause affidavit, an undercover investigator earlier this month spotted a Craigslist ad titled “Wife looking for a K9,” which noted, “Let us know were and when we are looking for now.” During an exchange of e-mails with the targets, the undercover detective was told that the husband and wife “wanted a male dog to have sexual intercourse with the wife.”
At one point during the correspondence, the investigator was “offered sexual favors with the wife before the bestiality would occur,” the affidavit reports.
The February 6 Craigslist “casual encounters” ad, which remains on the popular web site, can be seen here.
Much more on this story can be found at the source HERE