Friday May 29th

Obama bobbleheads intended as giveaways at baseball game, held up by custom officials. Something about a birth certificate…

President Barack Obama bobbleheads that are supposed to be given away at a minor-league baseball game apparently haven’t gotten the nod from customs officials. The West Virginia Power Class A baseball team said Thursday that 1,000 of the figures have been held up at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection warehouse in Los Angeles since May 20. A U.S. Customs spokeswoman in Los Angeles said she didn’t have more information on why they were stalled.

Your skin is just crawling with bacteria but hey it’s good for you.

Here’s a finding that’ll make your skin crawl: A healthy human epidermis is colonized by roughly 1,000 species of bacteria. Furthermore, the microorganisms have evolved to exploit the unique attributes of those body parts they call home, according to a study to be published today in the journal Science. Some thrive in the desert of the forearm. Others are happiest in the tropical rain forest of the armpit.

New York teacher arrested for doing the wild thing with 14 year old student. She is resting in jail now facing a multitude of serious charges.

A Queens teacher and her student were recently caught having sex in the classroom. On Thursday she was behind bars, charged with rape, sexual abuse and child endangerment after the student’s mom tracked her down. Her head hung low, Melissa Weber was ushered away in cuffs, no doubt thinking about the probable end to her teaching career and whether her alleged sexual rendezvous with her 14-year-old student had been worth it.

29 year old man has 21 offspring with 11 different women. The state has to pick up the tab for most of them.

Desmond Hatchett’s extended offspring came to light after authorities in Tennessee in the U.S. took him to court for non-payment of child support. He has apparently set a U.S. record but said: “It just happened.” Many Knoxville residents called for him to be castrated. But Mr Hatchett said he would not have any more children. “I’m done. I’ll say I’m done,” he said. Hatchett, who earns a minimal wage, told TV reporters he knows the names and ages of all his offspring. Their ages range from newborn to 11 years old.

Doctor miscommunication and misdiagnoses results in woman losing all four limbs. First lawsuit tossed, round two coming up.

When the sharp pain shooting through Lisa Strong’s back got worse, she thought it was another kidney stone and expected the discomfort to pass. This time was different. Through a series of mistakes, miscommunications and misdiagnoses, she wound up having her arms and legs amputated. She sued the doctors, who essentially blamed one another for what everyone involved agrees were profound errors. Everyone except the jury that ruled against Strong.

Man arrested for beating up his roommate. Police release the man. The man returns to his apartment and finishes the guy off by stabbing him to death. Man back in custody.

The decision to release a man suspected of domestic-violence assault has prompted an internal police investigation after the man allegedly returned to his South Seattle apartment Thursday morning and fatally stabbed the roommate he’d beat up hours earlier. A manhunt for the suspect, identified as Valente Alvarez-Guerrero, 40, ended around 6 p.m. Thursday when he was arrested in Fresno, Calif., according to Seattle police. A spokesman couldn’t provide any details of his arrest.

Facial recognition software requires people seeking drivers license in Virgina to keep the grinning to a bare minimum when having their picture taken.

Beginning in early June, people in Hampton Roads won’t be able to put a big grin on their faces for their driver’s license photos. Hampton, Newport News and other communities are joining the rest of Virginia in adopting a “neutral face expression” policy. “Contrary to what’s being said in the media about the ‘no smile’ policy, you can still smile,” said Melanie Stokes, public and media relations manager for DMV. “You just cannot have your mouth open in the photo.”

Apparently unable to see the big picture an Oregon woman goes on trial for feeding bears saying they’re perfectly safe, timed, really sweet. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say she voted for Obama.

When Dena Pickner awoke to a commotion at her Yachats house last June, she expected to find a raccoon. Instead, she climbed out of bed and saw a black bear coming through her dog door. “His head was stuck and he couldn’t get out,” Pickner told those in a court room at the Lincoln County Courthouse in Newport this morning. “He grunted, backed up and took the dog door with him.” Two weeks later, the black bear was dead, one of four shot to death in a four-week period last summer in Yachats. Now a Yachats woman is on trial for feeding the bears — and allegedly putting herself and her community in harm’s way.

82 year old codger arrested after beating up his girlfriend for loading the dishwasher in a manner he apparently didn’t much care for.

A 74-year-old woman told Volusia County deputies her boyfriend strangled and beat her because she loaded the dishes into their dishwasher the wrong way. Lillian Keller told deputies her live-in boyfriend, 82-year-old Joseph F. Strauch became angry at her on Wednesday afternoon after she loaded the dishes at their Deltona home, a Volusia County Sheriff’s Office report said.

Orlando cops who write the most tickets, arrest the most people get big rewards. The officers who aren’t so eager about issuing citations wind up with the crappy assignments.

An internal memo that Eyewitness News obtained shows officers who have the least arrests and tickets get the worst assignments and the officers with the most arrests and tickets are rewarded. Orlando police officers are seen everyday writing tickets and making arrests. The agency doesn’t have quotas, but there is a new policy in place. Officers are ranked each month based on the number of arrests and tickets each one makes.

Off duty cop suspended after grandson manages to discharge her gun inside a store.

The Madison County sheriff has suspended a deputy whose gun discharged inside a business. The Jackson Sun reported Debra A. Bond was off duty, shopping at a Goodwill store in Jackson on Wednesday night when her 3-year-old grandson reached into her purse, causing Bond’s .40-caliber pistol to fire.

Grandma arrested for smacking crying infant at daycare center and duking it out with a parent who tried to report the abuse.

A 73-year-old grandmother was arrested Thursday morning for allegedly slapping an infant at a daycare center and then attacking a parent when they tried to report it. Investigators say the child was slapped three times on the face so hard that eyewitness said there were four distinct finger marks on the infant’s face.

Math puzzle that has stumped experts for some 300 years is solved by 16 year old kid.

In just four months, Mohamed Altoumaimi has found a formula to explain and simplify the so-called Bernoulli numbers, a sequence of calculations named after the 17th century Swiss mathematician Jacob Bernoulli, the Dagens Nyheter daily said. Altoumaimi, who came to Sweden six years ago, said teachers at his high school in Falun, central Sweden were not convinced about his work at first.

Atlanta cop arrested for shooting man in the face while working off duty as apartment building security.

Criminal charges were filed Thursday against an Atlanta Police officer working off duty when he shot a man in the face. Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard Jr. issued an arrest warrant against Reginald Fisher for the May 6 shooting of Tramaine Miller. Fisher, 40, will be charged with aggravated assault, aggravated battery and false imprisonment.

Quote of the day.

I would not have nominated Clarence Thomas. I don’t think that he…I don’t think that he was a strong enough jurist or legal thinker at the time for that elevation.

-Barack Obama, presidential candidate during television interview with Rick Warren.

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