Sunday, April 23, 2006

REAL NEWS Briefs- April 2006

From the "Men Helping Men" files...

Panasonic Unveils 103-Inch TV Screen

Wed Apr 19, 2006

- Home TV screens just keep getting bigger.
And there's no end in sight.

All you need is love- and $9.95

TV seance claims to have reached John Lennon

Sunday April 23 7:19 AM ET
A controversial television seance airing on Monday will claim it has reached the spirit of John Lennon, but viewers will have to pay $9.95 to find out what the peace-loving Beatle has to say.,24012,1186482_10_0_,00.html

When I first saw this headline, I was hoping they were talking about Washington, DC.

House Blasted by 3,000 Gallons of Sewage
Friday, April 21, 2006

(04-21) 13:05 PDT Charlotte, N.C. (AP) --
Utility workers trying to blast out a grease clog from a sewer line forced 3,000 gallons of raw sewage into a couple's home, forcing them to abandon their house while hoping that the city makes good on a promise to clean up and repair the damage....

He just couldn't take it anymore...

Easter Bunny Accused of Hitting Customer

Tuesday, April 18, 2006
PDT Fort Myers, Fla. (AP) --

The Easter Bunny has been fired — for losing his head. Arthur J. McClure, 22, who had been hired to play the Easter Bunny at a local mall has been accused of removing the head of the costume and hitting a customer, authorities said...

Coming soon to a Darwin Awards show near you...

Boy Sets Self on Fire in Alleged Gas Theft


Gillette, Wyo. (AP) --

A teenage boy accidentally set himself on fire early Wednesday morning after allegedly trying to siphon gas from a firefighter's car....

Could these be some of those hardworking, upright folks from across the Border? Just wondering...

3 Arrested at Mass. Baby Shower Brawl

Wednesday, April 5, 2006
Springfield, Mass. (AP) --
An argument at a baby shower escalated into a brawl in which one man was shot and the pregnant guest of honor was beaten with a stick, police said.

Three people were arrested after the fight, described by police as a "baby shower gone bad."
Authorities said the shooting victim, Aristotle Garcia, got into a fight with a man who is dating his ex-girlfriend.

The argument, over whether the woman let their 5-year-old daughter drink beer, escalated and drew in two other people — Jazz Rivas and Juan Velazquez, said Police Lt. Cheryl C. Claprood.

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