Wednesday June 3rd

This is why stealing copper wiring to make a few bucks at the scrap yard is just a bad idea.

The bodies of two men believed to have been electrocuted while stealing copper wiring were found early Tuesday on an abandoned driving range in Riverside County, authorities said. San Jacinto police and county firefighters received a report of fireworks in the 900 block of Idyllwild Drive about 1:20 a.m., but instead discovered a fire near a transformer, said Deputy Herlinda Valenzuela of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Firetruck responding to call gets buried up to its hubcaps when it hits a sinkhole.

An FDNY truck responding to a call in Queens needed to be rescued itself when it got stuck in a sinkhole Tuesday ight. A part of the road gave way under a 20-ton truck from Ladder 63 on 62nd Street in Woodside.

“Non-caring” Texas man put to sleep for the murder of his two stepchildren in 2001. R.I.H. creep.

Texas has executed a self-described “non-caring monster” for killing his two stepchildren. They were among five relatives he took responsibility for killing. Thirty-four-year-old Terry Lee Hankins said he was “sorry for what I’ve done” from the death chamber gurney before he was executed.

Butt slapping man learns the hard way that strip clubs can be dangerous places indeed.

A businessman is suing a strip club after he was hospitalised when a stiletto-wearing dancer kicked him in the face. Michael Ireland needed surgery after stripper Sakeena “Suki” Shageer’s kick left him with eye injuries and a broken nose. The 35-year-old said he was struck “suddenly and without warning” while watching the strip show.

Pregnant British woman spared death by firing squad for smuggling drugs in Laos. Gets life in prison instead.

A pregnant Briton found guilty in Laos of trafficking heroin has avoided a firing squad but was sentenced to life in prison. Samantha Orobator was caught with 1.5lbs (680gs) of the drug at Vientiane airport on her way to Australia.

[Meals? Yummy! “The daily ration reportedly consists of two bowls of pig fat water soup and a bowl of sticky rice.”…..ed]

FDA announces approval of first cancer drug for dogs.

The US Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday it has approved the first drug developed to treat cancer in dogs. The drug, which is sold under the brand name Palladia, is approved to treat canine skin-based mast cell tumors, which can be a very serious form of cancer in dogs.

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Australia loses it’s last World War I veteran. R.I.P. soldier.

The last remaining Australian to serve in World War One has died at the age of 110, Veterans’ Affairs Minister Alan Griffin said on Wednesday. John “Jack” Ross, who was also Australia’s oldest man having turned 110 in March, died in his sleep early Wednesday morning at a nursing home in Bendigo in the state of Victoria.

Florida woman throws fries at fast food worker then pepper sprays him when she is told the joint was out of Diet Coke.

Two Krystal restaurants were hit by crime in a span of just four hours. Around 2 a.m. Monday, Krystal worker Ishemone Drayton told a customer in the drive-through the restaurant was out of Diet Coke. This happened at the Krystal on Lem Turner Road. According to a police report, the woman then got mad and starting throwing French fries at the worker.

Former Air Force master sergeant to send 28,000 pizzas to troops serving in the Middle East this July 4th.

Last Fourth of July, Mark Evans shipped more than 2,000 pizzas to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. This Independence Day, Evans, a retired Air Force master sergeant from Elk Grove Village, aims to top himself. He’s planning to put 28,000 deep-dish pizzas, packed in dry ice, on a plane bound for the war zones later this month.

Housesitter uses pellet gun to hold home burglar until police arrive.

A man trying to burglarize the home of former Will County State’s Attorney Jeff Tomczak and his wife, Will County Judge Amy Bertani-Tomczak, ran into an unexpected obstacle: a brave nanny with a pellet gun. The nanny was housesitting at the Homer Glen home Saturday while the Tomczaks were on vacation.

Quick action by co-workers save man after he suffers heart attack.

An Olathe man believes he owes his life to quick-acting co-workers who know CPR and the fact his company has a defibrillator on the property. Gene Roark, 56, suffered a heart attack while at work on March 18.

Ronald Reagan is back in the U.S. Capitol. In the form of a new statue that is.

An overjoyed and teary-eyed Nancy Reagan watched with delight as a bronze statue of her beloved late husband Ronald Reagan was unveiled in U.S. Capitol. A blue cloth cover was pulled from the seven-foot statue of the 40th president Wednesday as Mrs. Reagan, 87, and a crowd packed with Reagan era-policymakers, looked on in the Capitol’s Rotunda.

Bill Gates to fellow billionaires, “Give most of your money away, you’ll feel better when you do.” I’ll be happy to take a few million bucks off their hands.

Microsoft founder Bill Gates said on Wednesday that billionaires ought to give away most of their wealth to charitable causes, and they would even find they enjoyed it. Gates has given much of his wealth from Microsoft, the U.S. software giant that made him the world’s richest man, to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a philanthropic powerhouse.

Speed cameras providing humongous revenue stream for one Maryland county.

Montgomery County Police better make sure the light-bulbs in their speed cameras aren’t worn out. Figures from the Police Department, provided to WTOP, show the county has generated $15 million in revenue during the current fiscal year, which started July 1.

Topless coffee shop in Maine burns to the ground. Owner says business was uninsured.

A topless coffee shop that created controversy went up in flames early Wednesday, just hours after the owner talked with local officials about making the business more like a strip club. Investigators from the state fire marshal’s office were sifting through the smoking ruins of the Grand View Topless Coffee Shop to determine what caused the blaze.

Cape Cod man finds 313 year old English coin in his yard.

As Truro prepares to celebrate its 300th birthday next month, one local man has found an artifact that predates the town itself. Peter Burgess, a retired psychologist who found a strange-looking coin on his property last spring, recently learned it was more than 300 years old.

Quote of the day.

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.

-George Bernard Shaw

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