Thursday June 4th

Former ‘Kung Fu’ and ‘Kill Bill’ star David Carradine has apparently committed suicide in Thailand.

Actor David Carradine, star of the 1970s TV series “Kung Fu” who also had a wide-ranging career in the movies, has been found dead in the Thai capital, Bangkok. A news report said he was found hanged in his hotel room and was believed to have committed suicide.

North Carolina man in jail charged with arranging his wife’s rape online. Creep.

A man who police say arranged on Craigslist for his wife to be raped by another man was in jail on $200,000 bond Thursday as investigators probed computer and telephone records for the attacker’s identity. Police in Kannapolis, about 25 miles northeast of Charlotte, were getting high-tech help from federal investigators after arresting the 25-year-old husband Wednesday, said Maj. Terry Clanton, the city’s deputy police chief.

In the U.K., a Turkish store owner forbidden from selling alcohol to customers until he learns how to speak English.

Licensing officials insisted on the unusual course of action after Hasan Sengoz was repeatedly caught selling alcohol to minors at Mesapotamia off-licence. Mr Sengoz, who speaks no English, was incapable of saying basic phrases such as “Are you 18?” or “Do you have proof of identity?”

Homosexual penguins raising adopted chick at German zoo.

Two “gay” male penguins have hatched a chick and are now rearing it as its adoptive parents, says a German zoo. (SNIP) The zoo flew in four females in a bid to get the endangered birds to reproduce – but quickly abandoned the scheme after causing outrage among gay rights activists, who accused it of interfering in the animals’ behaviour.

Woman who was born as a triplet gives birth to….triplets.

Amber Ali found out at the ultrasound and didn’t believe it. Her boyfriend did, and the technician had to fetch him a chair. Triplets? Yes, triplets — Amir, Armann and Amari Whitaker, also known as Baby A, Baby B and Baby C, in residence at Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit for the next two to three weeks.

Exxon oil tanker arrives in port up in Alaska with dead whale stuck to its bow.

No one noticed a humpback whale stuck on the bow of an Exxon oil tanker until the ship was preparing to dock Monday afternoon in Valdez, according to spokespeople for the company and for the terminal. It’s not clear — and may never be known for certain — whether the whale was already dead when the tanker Kodiak struck it, and when and where that occurred, authorities say.

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Police chase suspect operating horse driven buggy.

The driver of a horse and buggy led Cattaraugus County sheriff’s deputies on a three-mile pursuit through fields and woods early Monday morning, eventually abandoning the buggy and fleeing on foot. It happened on Frank Road in Napoli, where deputies were investigating underage drinking.

Spanish bank offers employees 30% of their salary, full health benefits, to take three to five YEAR vacations.

Employees of BBVA, Spain’s second biggest bank, are being offered 30 per cent of their usual salary in return for staying away from work for between three and five years. Anyone signing up to the scheme is guaranteed a job when their extended leave comes to an end. They will also have their health care costs covered for the length of their sabbatical.

Brooklyn couple first ever to get married in zero gravity. Talk about an upset stomach on the big day!

A Brooklyn couple will become the first on the planet to say “I do” in zero gravity when they tie the knot later this month. Self-confessed sci-fi addicts Noah Fulmore, 31, and Erin Finnegan, 30, will travel to the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., to exchange their vows while literally walking on air.

People sue, forcing environmentally friendly wind turbine to get shut down. Noise, sun’s glare main complaints. Just wait until we have 10 gazillion of these things all over the country.

Aldridge Electric’s new wind turbine has stopped spinning, while the company attempts to strike a compromise over what neighbors are calling excessive noise. On Tuesday, a group of nine residents who live near the Libertyville company, 844 E. Rockland Road, obtained a restraining order signed by a judge asking Aldridge to temporarily stop the turbine from spinning.

Two Little Leaguers hit by lightening while playing catch at ball field. One dead one seriously injured.

A 12-year-old Spotsylvania boy is dead and a fellow Little League player fighting for his life after lightning struck a field Wednesday. Chelal Matos was struck at 6:26 p.m. at Lee Hill Park, south of Fredericksburg, says 1st Sgt. Liz Scott of the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office.

Bus driver asks rider to fold up baby stroller, gets a knife in the chest for her efforts.

A 17-year-old mother with a toddler in tow stabbed a Regional Transit Authority bus driver in the chest Tuesday after refusing to comply with a request to fold up her baby stroller, RTA and New Orleans police officials said. Authorities said the trouble began when Darrion Scott, 17, pushed a stroller carrying her 2 1/2-year-old child onto a bus shortly before 1 p.m. at the Gretna terminal.

Sad news. Young woman passes away on her wedding day.

A former West Michigan woman’s wedding day turned from joy to tragedy when she suffered a brain aneurysm and died during her reception celebration. Amy Lynn (Slenk) Handley, 26, a graduate of Holland Christian High School, died May 25, the day she married Cole Handley in a Soledad, Calif., vineyard.

Some major financial missteps will cost 85 year old widow the home she has lived in for the last 50 years.

Today Rita Gillam, 85, will likely lose control of the Orange home she has owned for more than 50 years. It is scheduled for a foreclosure auction, known as a trustee’s sale, at the civic center in Placentia today, along with 99 other properties from various lenders and loan servicers.

Two women lift car up high enough to pull small boy out from underneath probably saving his life.

Two mothers have been dubbed ‘Superwomen’ after saving a schoolboy’s life by lifting a 1.1 ton car off his body. Donna McNamee and Abigail Sicolo sprang into action when the eight-year-old boy was run over outside their homes. Bailey Fowler was screaming in agony after he was trapped beneath the engine of the Renault Clio.

Man arrested for angrily throwing metal bolt at kids participating in the Special Olympics Torch Run in Valencia CA. Jerk.

A 41-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and committing a hate crime after he allegedly threw a metal bolt at participants running in the Special Olympics Torch Run in Valencia, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

Having some trouble reading your tiny computer monitor? How about this $8,000 43 inch desk hawg?

Remember those “wider is better” Pontiac commercials from several years back? NEC will probably need a marketing campaign at least as effective (was that one even effective?) to sell the following behemoth. On Thursday, NEC officially announced its CRV43 monitor, a 43-inch curved display with a 32:10 aspect ratio and native resolution of 2880×900.

Quote of the day.

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

-Thomas A Edison

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