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Old 10-19-2007, 08:59 AM
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Alabama Couple Catches Burglar, Make Him Clean Up at Gunpoint





Adrian McKinnon sent his wife to see her sister while he inspected the piles left behind. As he walked back into the sunroom, a man walked through the back door straight into him, Tiffany McKinnon told the Montgomery Advertiser in a story Thursday.
"My husband Adrian caught the thief red-handed in our home," she said. "And what is even crazier, the man even had my husband's hat sitting right on his head."
Adrian McKinnon held the suspect, 33-year-old Tajuan Bullock, at gunpoint and told him to sit on the floor until he decided what to do.
"We made this man clean up all the mess he made, piles of stuff, he had thrown out of my drawers and cabi-nets onto the floor," Tiffany McKinnon said.
When police arrived, Bullock complained about being forced to clean the home at gunpoint.
"This man had the nerve to raise sand about us making him clean up the mess he made in my house," she said. "The police officer laughed at him when he complained and said anybody else would have shot him dead."
Capt. Huey Thornton, a police spokesman, said police arrested Bullock at MONTGOMERY, Ala. ? A burglar in Montgomery chose the wrong family to mess with, literally.


2 p.m. Tuesday on burglary and theft charges. He was being held in the Montgomery County Detention Facility on a $30,000 bond.
"The victims were lucky in this case to be able to catch the suspect in the act and hold him until police arrived," Thornton said.
He said the case was unusual because generally burglars act while the homeowner is away and are in and out fast so they can quickly sell the stolen items.
The couple said they chose to rent the Ross Street home because it was a quiet place for their three young children to play outside. Turns out it was a bit too quiet ? most of the homes near theirs are vacant.
"We don't have any neighbors to help watch our house because it's like a ghost town here except when the church is meeting across the street," Tiffany McKinnon told the Advertiser Wednesday.
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Old 10-20-2007, 07:42 AM
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...Damn gun owners providein personal protection for themselves...how dare they...
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Old 10-20-2007, 07:43 AM
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Old 10-28-2007, 07:08 PM
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Man finds wife in another man's house wearing only a towel - She said said she took off her clothes so they would not get greasy


When you catch your wife in another man's house wearing only a towel while eating a Chinese take-away there really can only be one thought.
Pub landlord Anthony Morgan, 70, attacked his half-naked wife with a child's cricket bat when he found her enjoying a Chinese takeaway with another man, a court heard today.
He came across wife Elaine - his partner for 21 years - wearing only a towel at the home of Stephen Clarke.

She claimed to have stripped off so her clothes would not get greasy from the takeaway, Newport Crown Court heard.
Morgan, who runs Potters Pub in Aberbeeg, Abertillery, South Wales, entered Mr Clarke's flat and hit the pair with the bat, breaking his wife's nose.
He was given a nine-month prison sentence, suspended for a year, and ordered to pay ?500 towards the prosecution's costs.
The court heard how Morgan, who served with the armed forces in Malaya in the 1950s, immediately handed himself in to police in July.
David Webster, mitigating, said Morgan's relationship with his wife was over "and there will be no reconciliation".
"He is thoroughly ashamed of what he did that night," he said.
Sentencing, Judge Roderick Denyer QC said Morgan, who pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary, would have to report to a probation officer.
"They can just keep an eye on you because we don't want you going off the rails again," he said.
The judge heard how Morgan was highly regarded in his community and how he was a "man who helps other people when he doesn't have to help other people".
"You clearly run a good pub. Everyone says so," Judge Denyer said.
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MANSON, ffice:smarttags" />Wash. -- A Chelan County fire chief says a couple were lucky they weren't killed by a cow that fell off a 200-foot cliff and smashed their minivan. District 5 Chief Arnold Baker says they missed being killed by a matter of inches Sunday as they drove on Highway 150 near Manson.
The 600-pound cow fell about 200 feet and landed on the hood of the minivan carrying Charles Everson Jr. and his wife Linda of Westland, Mich., who were in the area celebrating their one-year wedding anniversary. They were checked at Lake ChelanCommunityHospital as a precaution.
The van was heavily damaged, including a broken windshield. Charles Everson says he kept repeating, "I don't believe this. I don't believe this." The year-old cow had been reported missing by a breeder. It was euthanized at the scene.
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MANSON, ffice:smarttags" />Wash. -- A Chelan County fire chief says a couple were lucky they weren't killed by a cow that fell off a 200-foot cliff and smashed their minivan. District 5 Chief Arnold Baker says they missed being killed by a matter of inches Sunday as they drove on Highway 150 near Manson.
The 600-pound cow fell about 200 feet and landed on the hood of the minivan carrying Charles Everson Jr. and his wife Linda of Westland, Mich., who were in the area celebrating their one-year wedding anniversary. They were checked at Lake ChelanCommunityHospital as a precaution.
The van was heavily damaged, including a broken windshield. Charles Everson says he kept repeating, "I don't believe this. I don't believe this." The year-old cow had been reported missing by a breeder. It was euthanized at the scene.
I heard on the news that the cow only fell 20 feet.

However, anywhere where there are flying bovine projectiles is one that I want to miss, and I will take my chances on the LIE, BQE and the Cross Bronx Expressway.
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When you catch your wife in another man's house wearing only a towel while eating a Chinese take-away there really can only be one thought.
"I'm glad I brought 2 magazines for the Colt."

The Cow
I saw the report on the TV news. There is some question that perhaps the cow had been practicing to be a stunt cow for those "Eat More Chikin' commercials.



The cow fell off a cliff, a lot higher than 20 feet. The car was totaled, the people in the car were extremely lucky.

Oh wait I'm sure their insurance company will insist on having it repaired with parts imported from China and "skilled" labor from.....
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Oh wait I'm sure their insurance company will insist on having it repaired with parts imported from China and "skilled" labor from.....

Great pic...and you know why they want Chinese parts and min wage labor? To turn profit to stockholders and keep customers happy with lower rates. So I ask, are you a stockholder, customer or both? This double edge sword has barb wire around the handle...
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Old 11-08-2007, 08:45 AM
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Blind Police Unit - Blind as in can't seefficeffice" />

ffice:smarttags" />Belgium - A blind police unit set up in Belgium is showing early signs of success ? already helping to solve several criminal investigations.
The pioneering unit ? which specialises in transcribing and analysing wiretap recordings ? was set up in June.
The six member blind police unit can use wiretap recordings to evaluate a range of evidence that sighted detectives might miss ? ranging from the model of car a suspect may be driving, or identifying the phone numbers a suspect is dialling.


'Being blind of course you are used to, you have been trained, well in my case I have been trained since my birth to recognising voices, paying attention to backgrounds,' blind cop Sacha van Loo told AP Televsion.
Among other things, Van Loo is entitled to make arrests, and to carry a gun on the job.
In a recent case, Belgian police spent hours struggling to identify a drug smuggler on a faint wiretap recording before concluding that he was Moroccan. Van Loo, who has the rare skill of being able to identify accents in his head listened in fact concluded he was Albanian, something that was confirmed after the arrest of the smuggler.
Van Loo can also speak several other languages including, Russian and Arabic.
The blind police unit originated after Paul van Thielen, a director at the Belgian Federal Police, heard about a blind police officer in the Netherlands, and was looking at ways to improve community outreach.
Funding for the unit was an initial barrier as elevators with voice-activated buttons needed to be installed at the police station, as well as the purchase special customised computer equipped with Braille keyboards that cost around ?10,000.
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Grandpa Picks Up Wrong Kid From School - Takes him home on his bicyclefficeffice" />
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ffice:smarttags" />JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Jacksonville man who rode his bike to pick up his grandson from elementary school only to return home and be told he had the wrong kid created an awkward situation for two families Tuesday.


Four-year-oldLong BranchElementary School student Zacari found himself in the home of a different family and in the middle of an unusual mix-up Tuesday, WJXT-TV in Jacksonville reported.
After school Tuesday, a grandfather went to Long Branch to pick up his grandson but wound up taking Zacari home by mistake.
"I went to his house," Zacari told Channel 4.
Zacari's mother, Latoia Gillis, said "They don't have the same name. They don't even look alike."
Apparently,to the 77-year-old grandfather, the boy did look like his grandson, and the man put Zacari on his bike and rode home.
"We were riding a bicycle, and he had to pick me up and put me in the middle," Zacari said.
"All the way from Long Branch to Main Street on a bicycle with a man who is 77 years old?" Gillis said, still in shock.
Zacari said that when they got to the man's house, it was the man's wife who realized the mistake.
"She said, 'You got the wrong kid,'" Zacari said.
Back at the school, Zacari's aunt had come to pick him up and was panicked to learn her nephew was already gone.
"I was thinking the worst. I was crying. I was shaking," said Zacari's aunt.
Fortunately, the man who picked up the 4-year-old was on his way back to the school with an unharmed Zacari.
Zacari's family said it wants to make sure another such mix-up never happens again.
"I just want it to be a wake-up call. I'm very lucky to have my son back," Gillis said.
Gillis said that at the beginning of the school year, she filled out a form that included a list of names and contact numbers of the people with whom her son was allowed to go home.
A school district representative said protocol was not followed in Tuesday's mix-up, and that the teachers involved would face disciplinary action.
As a result of Zacaris's ride with a stranger, district policy was immediately changed. Pre-K teachers will be required to check identification before allowing people to collect their youngsters from school.

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Two Vehicles Hit The Same Deer, Then Collide With Each Other In Wisconsin
WEYAUWEGA, Wis., Nov. 7, 2007

(AP) Two separate drivers hit the same deer early Wednesday and then collided with each other, sending one car bursting into flames.

But the drivers, both men, escaped with only minor injuries after the accident in the Township of Lind, WI shortly after midnight, the Waupaca County Sheriff's Department said.

Authorities said a truck driven by Thomas Hille, 42, hit a deer while heading west on U.S. 10. Hille pulled over to a shoulder to call for help.

Then, a minivan heading the same direction also struck the deer, which was still in the road. The impact caused driver Dennis La Coss, 60, to lose control. His car hit Hille's parked vehicle, went into a ditch and caught fire, authorities said.

Both drivers escaped on their own.
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Supermarkets are selling beer at a cheaper price than water



Supermarkets are selling beer at a cheaper price than water, fuelling concern over their role in Britain's binge-drinking crisis.
Despite repeated public health warnings, Tesco, Sainsbury's and Asda now offer lager at just 22p a can - less per litre than their ownbrand-mineral water and cola, and cheap enough to allow someone to get drunk for just ?1.
An investigation by The Mail on Sunday has uncovered a fierce alcohol price war between the major supermarkets.
Lager is now so cheap that the stores pay more in excise duties than they charge at the till.

When production costs and overheads are taken into account, experts estimate shops are losing up to 8p a can.
Public-health bodies, doctors and MPs were furious when confronted with the findings.
Don Shenker, director of policy for Alcohol Concern, said: "There is no justification for the sale of lager at such a ridiculously low price.
"The fact that it is cheaper than their own brand of cola per litre is appalling.
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"This sends entirely the wrong message to the young drinkers we are trying to steer away from alcohol abuse.
"They will think that if it's so cheap, it must be OK. We would urge the supermarkets to seriously review their pricing policy."
The last time lager was this cheap in pubs was 1975, but the supermarket price plunged to a new low last week following "tit-for-tat" measures between Tesco and Asda.
Last Monday, Asda slashed the price of Smart Price Lager to just 22p for a 440ml can following a similar move from Tesco.
Both stores now match Sainsbury's, whose Basics range has sold at 22p since June 2005.
This means that all three supermarkets are now selling cut-price lager, with an alcohol content of between two and three per cent, at 50p a litre - or just over 28p a pint.
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Oops! ffice:smarttags" />Winchester council incumbent misses re-election by one vote -- guess whose it was
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WINCHESTER, Ind. -- Bill Monroe lost by one vote in his bid to return to the Winchester City Council. And here's the clincher to the squeaker of a race:
His wife didn't vote.


If Kathie Monroe had indeed voted on Tuesday, her husband, a Democrat who previously served two terms on the council, would have tied with Republican opponent Tom Sells, a political newcomer.
Under state law, it would have been up to the council to break the tie. The council has three Republicans and two Democrats, but Bill Monroe is a veteran politician in this small town so it's unclear which candidate would have won out.
Monroe, 50, described Thursday how he learned of his 112-111 loss. He was sitting upstairs in his home when his wife came in to report the election results. This is his recollection of their conversation:
Kathie: "Bill, you lost."
Bill: "Well, how much did I lose by?"
Kathie: "One."
Bill: "Get out of here."
Kathie: "And I didn't vote."
He recalled, "She was embarrassed by it at first. 'Oh my God, look what I've done.'"
Bill Monroe told Sells about the one vote and even though he said it was a secret, the word is out among the men's friends. And the heckling has begun.
Monroe had served back-to-back terms on the council from 1996 to 2003 and chose not to seek a third term. But this year he had the urge to run again and threw his hat into the ring in February.
In May, he "had some serious health issues (that) changed my whole health outlook in life," Monroe said. "Things happened that were more important than getting involved in politics again. So I chose not to go out and campaign. Let the chips fall."
So Monroe came close to returning to the council even without campaigning.
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On the beer strory thats about 44 cents for about a 15 oz. can. How much was a bottle of water the last time you stopped in a deli or B&T heading to the beach.
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I think the last bottle of water I bought I paid $1.25.
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