Page 2 News: February 23 – February 29, 2012
BMW going 100 mph crashes into KFC
By NBCWashington.com: One person is dead and four others injured after a vehicle crashed into a KFC in Landover, Md., Monday night. Rose Smith said she was standing at the next door Citgo Gas Station, and saw a BMW speeding down Martin Luther King, Jr. Highway.”When it hit the curb it went airborne. And flipped, flipped, flipped, flipped,” said Smith…..
Fugates of Kentucky: Skin Bluer than Lake Louise
Benjamin “Benjy” Stacy so frightened maternity doctors with the color of his skin — “as Blue as Lake Louise” –that he was rushed just hours after his birth in 1975 to University of Kentucky Medical Center. As a transfusion was being readied, the baby’s grandmother suggested to doctors that he looked like the “blue Fugates of Troublesome Creek.” Relatives described the boy’s great-grandmother Luna Fugate as…..
New Type of Alien Planet Is a Steamy ‘Waterworld’
Scientists have discovered a new type of alien planet — a steamy waterworld that is larger than Earth but smaller than Uranus. The standard-bearer for this new class of exoplanet is called GJ 1214b, which astronomers first discovered in December 2009. New observations by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope suggest that GJ 1214b is a watery world enshrouded by a thick, steamy atmosphere. “GJ 1214b is like no planet we know of…..
Ohio man given choice of Facebook apology or jail
CINCINNATI (AP) — A man who was threatened with jail time for posting comments about his estranged wife on his personal Facebook page unless he posted daily apologies for a month says the court ruling violates his freedom of speech. Mark Byron, who is making the apology to avoid 60 days in jail, said Friday night that he believes it’s too late for him to appeal the domestic relations court ruling as planned…..
Shipwreck treasure returns to Spain from Florida
MADRID (AP) — Two military planes carrying 17 tons of silver and gold coins scooped up from a sunken Spanish warship landed in Madrid on Saturday, ending a more than 200-year odyssey that took the treasure from an ocean floor to Florida courtrooms. The planes landed with the 594,000 coins and other artifacts retrieved after a five-year legal wrangle with a Florida-based salvage company…..
What’s living on your smartphone?
Your cell phone and your shoes have whole communities of microbes living on them, as distinctive as the germs on your fingers and in your mouth. Among the bacteria that typically live in your pocket are the relatives of nasty bugs that can cause pneumonia, meningitis and gonorrhea. In contrast, the soles of your shoes could harbor bacteria related to E. coli, salmonella and the microscopic critters that cause pink eye…..
Danica Patrick found her street car isn’t so practical
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – As she approaches age 30, Danica Patrick is going conservative. Danica Patrick owns a silver Lamborghini Gallardo, similar to the one pictured above, though these days she keeps it parked in her garage. She’s still attempting a bold career move by trying to win Sunday’s Daytona 500. In her personal life though, she barely ever whips around anymore in her silver Lamborghini Gallardo…..
Funny TV blooper precedes Dayton-Xavier game
The most memorable moment from Xavier’s 86-83 victory over rival Dayton wasn’t Kevin Dillard’s tying layup at the end of regulation or Tu Holloway’s game-sealing free throws in the final minute of overtime. In fact, it happened before Saturday night’s game even tipped off. As CBS Sports Network announcers James Bates and Steve Wolf welcome viewers to the arena, Bates’ stool collapses beneath him mid-sentence on live TV…..
Maryland swim team retroactively loses county title because of bizarre shaving violation
A Maryland girls swimming team has had its county championship title retroactively stripped for one of the more bizarre retroactive punishments to come down in recent years: It was deemed that improper shaving had occurred. That’s right, improper shaving. Not shaving points mind you, but shaving of body hair. And, as it turns out, if the unnamed player implicated had only shaved a couple hours earlier, she and her teammates…..
Homes Of NBA Stars
In the fickle world of celebrity real estate, athletes are among the more likely people to buy and sell and rent new homes, as they are subject to the whims of where their contracts take them. And in the slides to follow, you’ll also see a few properties affected by the 2011 NBA lockout. In the basketball world, as we’ve seen in other celebrity real estate slideshows, a property sometimes trades from one set of famous hands…..
12 elevators you need to see to believe
Usually, a ride on an elevator involves pushing a button and zoning out until the ding for your floor. Pay attention on these lifts, though, or risk missing out on one of the most thrilling rides of your life (even if it only lasts 30 seconds). From zooming up an inside-out London landmark to climbing to a scenic overlook in rural China to an ascent up an American icon, these vertical feats of engineering…..
20 Ways to Speed Up Your Metabolism
Whether you’re trying to shed some lbs or just stay fit, these tricks to increase your metabolism from nutritionist Heather Bauer, RD,CDN, will help you reach the finish line even faster. 1. Keep Hydrated I’m sure the general population thinks dieticians sound like a broken record when it comes to the whole water thing, but it really is important. Drinking the recommended eight cups of water a day…..
Cancer-Fighting Teen Invites Taylor Swift To Prom; Gets Surprise Response
Lots of guys want to go on a date with Taylor Swift. So, what makes 18-year-old Kevin McGuire from Somerdale, New Jersey any different from the pack of Swift’s would-be suitors? Well, there are a few things, which I’ll go over in a minute. But, suffice to say, McGuire, who recently asked Swift via Facebook to be his prom date in June, stands out for the response he got. Swift declined the offer…but asked him to accompany her…..
Oscar Statuette Modeled After Mexican Director
The smoothly muscular, golden silhouette of an Oscar statuette wasn’t just based on anyone. It was actually modeled in 1929 after the nude body of a Mexican director. Filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor Emilio Fernandez, nicknamed “El Indio,” fled Mexico for Los Angeles in the 1920s, exiled after supporting a failed revolutionary uprising led by Adolfo de la Huerta…..
Sandler sets Razzie record with 11 nominations for worst movies, acting
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – When Adam Sandler’s bad, he’s really bad, according to voters for the Razzies, an Academy Awards spoof that singles out the worst movies of the year. Sandler received a record 11 nominations Saturday for the Razzies as star, producer or writer on three 2011 movies — “Jack and Jill,” ”Just Go with It” and “Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star.” That more than doubled the previous record…..
Elizabeth Taylor – A Pictorial
“If someone’s dumb enough to offer me a million dollars to make a picture, I’m certainly not dumb enough to turn it down.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor