Wednesday June 24th

Another issue concerning food announced this week as the FDA warns of salmonella problems with pistachios.

U.S. consumers should avoid two brands of pistachios tied to a salmonella-related recall because they may have been repackaged and sold in airports and hotels, the Food and Drug Administration said. The federal agency identified the suspect brands late on Monday as California Prime Produce and Orange County Orchards, which were repacked by Orca Distribution West Inc of Anaheim, California.

16 year old girl has not developed beyond the infant stage. Looks and acts just like a baby.

A 16-year-old girl who is the size of an infant and has the mental capacity of a toddler continues to baffle doctors in the US. Medical experts believe Brooke Greenberg suffers from some kind of genetic mutation that shapes the way she ages, leaving her with the perpetual appearance of a baby.

Off duty NYPD officer gets huffy when NYC traffic agent tries to give her a parking ticket for blocking a bus stop. She is now suspended hopefully pending her dismissal from the force.

An off-duty rookie cop was arrested after snatching a hand-held parking ticket computer from a traffic agent trying to cite her for blocking a Bronx bus stop, sources said yesterday. Officer Kenlly Nuñez, 32, was charged with obstruction of governmental administration for Monday’s incident on West Kingsbridge Road, sources said.

The Detroit Public School system is audited, discovers 257 non existent employees are drawing paychecks.

A payroll audit this month at Detroit Public Schools turned up 257 names that will be subject to an investigation into illegal ghost employees, officials said Tuesday. All of the district’s estimated 13,880 workers had to pick up paychecks or direct-deposit slips in person by June 12 as a first step in determining if anyone who is not on the payroll is collecting pay.

What’s that you say? If you are looking to get someone to do something tell them in their right ear.

If you want to get someone to do something, ask them in their right ear, say scientists. Italian researchers found people were better at processing information when requests were made on that side in three separate tests.

British woman suing Abercrombie & Fitch saying she was banned from the sales floor in their flagship London store and sent to the stock room because of her prosthetic arm.

Miss Dean, 22, told an employment tribunal she “questioned her worth as a human being” after she was made to work in the stockroom at the firm’s flagship store on London’s Savile Row. Miss Dean, who was born with her left forearm missing, said she was granted special permission to wear a cardigan to cover the join in her arm. But she was later removed from the shop floor and made to work in the stockroom because the cardigan did not adhere to the strict dress code.

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Well known Iowa high school football coach gunned down in weight room.

A prominent central Iowa high school football coach has died after being shot in the school’s weight room. The family of Aplington-Parkersburg High School coach Ed Thomas said in a statement Wednesday morning that he died shortly after arriving at a Waterloo hospital.

Jail inmate pulls hidden loaded gun on officer on his way back to cell in a failed escape attempt.

How an Osceola County Jail inmate obtained a loaded handgun remained unanswered Tuesday as sheriff’s officials investigated an attempted jail break Monday evening. Such incidents are apparently so rare that the National Institute of Corrections and other national organizations serving the jail and prison systems do not track them. “It’s really extraordinary to have one within the confines of a jail. Nobody’s supposed to have a gun inside,” said a prison researcher who is not authorized to speak publicly and did not want to be identified. “That’s why all of those gun lockers are outside. You don’t want to take anything inside that inmates can get their hands on.”

When visiting your relatives in jail you may want to leave your weapons, drugs and booze at home.

An East Tennessee man visiting his son at a Nashville prison over the weekend was arrested when prison officials found weapons, drugs and cash in his vehicle, according to the Tennessee Department of Correction. Gary Carringer, 50, of Jacksboro, was taken into custody Saturday by Department of Correction Internal Affairs agents on a slew of felony charges when he showed up at the Charles Bass Correctional Complex to visit his son, Grant Carringer, 23, said spokeswoman Dorinda Carter.

Officer’s license plate recognition alerts him to convicted felon driving down the road with a car full of firearms and ammo.

A convicted felon from Snellville was arrested after a Gwinnett County deputy using a high-tech device that scans license plates found nine guns and more than 1,200 rounds of ammunition in his vehicle. When William Harold Brown drove past Deputy James Redfern on Indian Trail Road, the license plate recognition system installed in Redfern’s patrol car alerted him that the tag on Brown’s 1998 Hyundai Accent was stolen, said Gwinnett sheriff’s spokeswoman Stacey Bourbonnais.

Houston police officer, suspect killed in shootout over….stolen televisions.

An undercover Houston police officer was killed Tuesday night in a shootout with a man killed moments later by another officer, officials said. The officer was identified as 42-year-old Henry Canales. He joined the Houston Police Department in 1993. The identity of the other man was not available. Canales was part of an undercover team investigating stolen televisions when he was shot in the parking lot of a Walgreens drugstore at Hillcroft and Bellaire, officials said.

Four year old boy gets absolutely creamed by out of control vehicle then just stands up and walks away. With video.

Dramatic CCTV images capture the moment a runaway car smashes into a four-year-old boy and sends him flying down a flight of stairs. Incredibly, the boy was able to walk away uninjured from the bizarre accident, which saw the white Fiat plunge down the staircase in the Turkish town of Sanliurfa and crash into a shopfront. Little Muhammet Dirlik, 4, then runs off crying – but his parents did not find out just close he had come to being seriously injured until the next day.

Minor league baseball team takes on new name hoping to take advantage of Obama’s popularity.

The Brooklyn Cyclones minor league baseball team renamed themselves the Baracklyn Cyclones on Tuesday night in honor of President Barack Obama. The night featured Barack Obama bobblehead for the first 2,500 fans at the team’s 7,500-capacity stadium.

Florida police officer in jail for beating up on woman then burglarizing her home.

A Melbourne police officer is in protective custody at the Brevard County Detention Center following an arrest on charges he beat a woman during an argument. Dan Saccareccia, a four-year veteran of the department, was charged Tuesday with battery, false imprisonment and burglary after Melbourne police were called to investigate a disturbance involving the off-duty officer.

D’OH! Nevada Supreme Court justice rams her Mercedes through front door of UPS store.

An accelerator that stuck on a Mercedes sedan today propelled Nevada Supreme Court Justice Kris Pickering through the front of a UPS store in the western part of the Las Vegas Valley, but no one was injured. Metro Police did not issue a citation to the justice. [The odds of an accelerator getting “stuck” on a vehicle equipped with a “fly by wire” system is almost zero…..ed]

Brotherly love. Knucklehead goes after kin with baseball bat over coughing fit.

Maybe it was a case of swine flu — make that H1N1 — paranoia. A coughing spell at about 6:30 p.m. Monday in east Wichita ignited an argument between brothers that escalated to the point that one beat the other with an aluminum baseball bat, sending him to the hospital, police said.

Colorado State university seeking dogs suffering from arthritis for study.

Colorado State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital is looking for dogs with pain and arthritis to participate in a study, which will look at whether or not an herbal supplement can relieve pain. The study will address growing questions about the effectiveness of herbal supplements in veterinary medicine.

Pixar grants very ill girl’s wish for private viewing at her home of the movie ‘Up,’ which is only in theaters. She passes away soon afterwards.

Colby Curtin, a 10-year-old with a rare form of cancer, was staying alive for one thing – a movie. From the minute Colby saw the previews to the Disney-Pixar movie Up, she was desperate to see it. Colby had been diagnosed with vascular cancer about three years ago, said her mother, Lisa Curtin, and at the beginning of this month it became apparent that she would die soon and was too ill to be moved to a theater to see the film.

Quote of the day.

Most Americans know that the government competes with the private sector the way an alligator competes with a duck. It consumes it.

-Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) speaking about Obama’s healthcare plan and what it will do to private insurance companies.

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