Get ready to moo! Chick-Fil-A is offering free combo meals for breakfast, lunch or dinner to customers who come into any of its restaurants dressed as a cow. The fast food chain is calling the promotion “Cow Appreciation Day.”
How early is too early for Christmas marketing? Apparently it’s not July for Sears Holdings Company. The company owns Sears and Kmart. It has opened an online holiday store and Christmas boutiques at hundreds of stores.
It’s one of the great American summer pastimes: Pulling the car onto the driveway on a sun-drenched Saturday afternoon, lathering it up with soap, rinsing it off and watching the sudsy water flow toward the storm drain. Now, officials in Washington and elsewhere are telling residents to either take that old ride to the car wash, or hold the soap and wash the car over gravel or grass to filter the dirty water.
A veteran of the Hall County Sheriff’s Office is off the job and facing child molestation charges. Michael Nix, 42, is accused of aggravated child molestation. Officers said he molested a 3-year-old girl his wife was babysitting.
Residents of a rural Australian town hoping to protect the earth and their wallets have voted to ban the sale of bottled water, the first community in the country — and possibly the world — to take such a drastic step in the growing backlash against the industry. Residents of Bundanoon cheered after their near-unanimous approval of the measure at a town meeting Wednesday.
They have known each other for six years, but they’ll soon have a bond stronger than friendship. Next week, a Jacksonville firefighter will donate a kidney to a fellow firefighter. John Hall works for Jacksonville Fire and Rescue, and like most firefighters he’s the picture of strength, courage and health. But on the inside, Hall has been sick for a long time.
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The guys in this video have rigged a 15 ton grapple with a 16 meter reach to be controlled by a Wiimote. The one thing to remember here is to stay at least 17 meters away when the thing is on.
A quirk of the clock and the calendar has given a Stillwater family an unforgettable memory. When the time lined up on Wednesday afternoon at 12:34:56 on 07/08/09, it was more than just a twice-a-century alignment. They also had a unique reason to celebrate. “It just so happened that when they took me back, when he got here, it was 12:34:56,” said Lydia Uhrig. Her son’s birth certificate says his birth happened at 12:34:56 on 07/08/09.
A simple trip to the restroom ended in an accidental shooting at the Clarion Hotel on Thursday morning, according to Tampa police. At 8:30 a.m., Janifer Bliss, 54, was in a restroom stall at the hotel on Fowler Avenue when a gun fell out of woman’s waist holster in the next stall.
Like many these days, William Medina had to make the dreaded phone call home last week to inform his spouse he was out of work. But Medina, 25, said it wasn’t the economy or poor job performance that got him booted from his job as an order-picker at a warehouse for Towson, Md.-based Black and Decker Corp. “I told (my wife), `You won’t believe what happened to me,”‘ Medina said. “Just one word: Twitter.”
A Briton was among the injured today after a rogue bull gored several runners at Spain’s Pamplona festival, leaving one man dead. Daniel Jimeno Romero, 27, from Madrid, became the first person to be gored to death at the event in nearly 15 years when he was cornered by the bull.
The strain of influenza, A/H1N1, that is currently pandemic in humans has been shown to be infectious to pigs and to spread rapidly in a trial pig population. In research published July 9 in Journal of General Virology, Dr Thomas Vahlenkamp and a team of virologists from the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut in Greifswald-Insel Riems, Germany, experimentally infected five pigs with the strain of swine flu that is causing the current human pandemic.
If you bought a Snuggie, the blanket with sleeves sold on infomercials, you may be getting a check in the mail for $8.25. At first, it looks like a rebate check, but read the fine print. It says if you endorse and cash the check, you are signing up for a marketing service called “Great Fun.” Then, your credit card will be charged $149.99.
A 12-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree sexual assault after police said he raped a classmate inside a school bathroom. School officials, however, said they have not been notified of the alleged assault. According to a police report filed on Saturday, both students were in summer school classes at Pinewood Elementary School when the incident happened on July 2.
Scottsdale police on Wednesday detained a man whom they allege registered a preliminary blood alcohol level of .40, which is five times the legal limit for driving. Doran Sears, 37, was stopped by officers near North 100th Street and North Thompson Peak Parkway in Scottsdale shortly after 1 p.m. Wednesday.
A taxi driver decapitated himself after tying a rope around his neck and a post before driving off at high speed. The incident took place just metres from a 24-hour cafe.
A woman accused in the shooting death of her common-law husband told police her gun accidentally fired while they were playing a game of “dirty cowboy” during sexual foreplay, a Harris County prosecutor said. Deborah Yvette Parker, 38, is charged with manslaughter and being a felon in possession of a firearm, court records show. She remains in the Harris County Jail on bail totaling $60,000.
Investigators searched Friday for three men wanted for questioning about the Thursday night home-invasion deaths of the mother and father of 16 children. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office said the men were driving a red full-size van when they were seen leaving the home of Byrd and Melanie Billings after the Escambia County couple were found shot to death in the bedroom of their home in Beulah, just west of Pensacola near the Alabama border. Sgt. Ted Roy, a sheriff’s office spokesman, said the men may have been involved in the slayings.
An American flag flown upside down as a protest in a northern Wisconsin village was seized by police before a Fourth of July parade and the businessman who flew it — an Iraq war veteran — claims the officers trespassed and stole his property. A day after the parade, police returned the flag and the man’s protest — over a liquor license — continued. The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin is considering legal action against the village of Crivitz for violating Vito Congine Jr.’s’ First Amendment rights, Executive Director Chris Ahmuty said.
Quote of the day.
Liberals want the government to be your Mommy. Conservatives want government to be your Daddy. Libertarians want it to treat you like an adult.