Page 2 News: April 6, 2012 – April 17, 2012
Woman Arrested for Calling 9-1-1 to Complain About Hardee’s Burger
A Tennessee woman was so dissatisfied with her Hardee’s hamburger that she called police twice to complain, resulting in her arrest on the charge of abusing the 9-1-1 system. Donna Marie Nichols, 50, called police in Rockwood, Tenn., March 28. Audio of one of the 9-1-1 calls was posted on the Smoking Gun website. In the recording, Nichols tells the dispatcher, “I had ordered some food from Hardee’s…..
Drunken Wedding Guest Arrested – Slow Dances With Groom, Brawls With Bride
A guest at an Ohio wedding wound up in jail charged with assault and intoxicated disorderly conduct. It all began when she refused to stop slow dancing with the groom, which escalated into a brawl with the bride and an attack on an off-duty police officer. Dan Kuack was patrolling the St. Clarence Church Pavilion in North Olmsted, Ohio, on Saturday when he heard a woman “yelling and screaming…..
Snakehead bounty: Maryland offers $200 gift card
The second annual Maryland state bounty on snakeheads is sure to boost the media hype around this Asian invasive species. Maybe that should be the next Maryland contest: Another Fearsome Nom de Mar for the Channidae family fish, that is believed to have originated in northern India some 50 million years ago. No doubt, the concern over the snakehead species is justified…..
‘Stillborn’ Argentine baby found alive in morgue
A newborn in Argentina declared dead shortly after her birth was discovered 12 hours later alive and well in her coffin. When six-months pregnant Analia Bouter gave birth at a hospital in Resistencia on April 3, staff told her the baby was stillborn and showed no signs of life, the BBC reported, citing local media. Twelve hours later, Bouter and her husband took a trip to the morgue to see their daughter’s body…..
Women Behind The Men At Masters
In the closing moments of triumph at The Masters this Sunday, cameras will pan the gallery to find the significant others of the game’s greatest golfers. There are few moments as compelling and heart-wrenching as when couples embrace after sports victories, and these men benefit greatly from the companions they’ve found. Here are a few of the ladies you should look out for…..
Rangers unveil statue of fan
ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan stood back and smiled as he watched Shannon Stone’s family take pictures — with Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton — and admire the newest statue in front of the home plate gate at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The statue of Rangers fan Shannon Stone, who died after falling out of the stands trying to catch a ball in 2011, and his son Cooper was unveiled…..
Lingerie Football League goes on hiatus for 2012 season
The Lingerie Football League is hanging up its garters for the 2012 season. League spokesman Jim Wallin announced Friday that the LFL will go on hiatus until April 2013 so it can get on a warm-weather schedule in the spring and summer. Until then, players will go on promotional tours in Australia and Asia. The seven-on-seven female league was created in 2009. Eleven teams played in the 2011 season…..
2013 SRT Viper reborn as a 640-hp Detroit-built supercar
The original Dodge Viper was the definition of irresistible force in a movable object — a V-10 powered roadster that couldn’t be beat in a straight line but punished those who couldn’t master it around a curve. After a two-year hiatus driven by Chrysler’s bankruptcy, the only V-10 American-built supercar has been reborn as the 2013 SRT Viper, and gifted with Ferrari-fighting levels of power and refinement…..
Fastest Cars Under $50,000
The Texas Mile is an annual three-day racing event held on an airport runway 90 miles south of San Antonio. The rules are simple: more than 200 amateur racers in 11 different classes have a one-mile chance over the course of three days to see how fast they can go. In March, Richard Holt won by pushing his 1,000-horsepower, twin-turbo auto 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera past 250 miles per hour–an event record…..
The World’s Rudest Nations For Travelers
Congratulations, my fellow Americans! We’re not the rudest nation on the planet. We’re not even in the top five. USA! USA! The travel search site Skyscanner.com surveyed its users about where the locals never smile and people are particularly unfriendly, and the nation with the most votes for rudest locals was… Wait for it… France (félicitations, mes amis!), followed by Russia…..
America’s Wackiest Museums
An epic collection of pencil sharpeners . . . the world’s biggest shoe . . . cans and cans of Spam . . . the wire that tamed the West . . . more toilets than you’ll ever see in one place . . . and then there’s the guy who uses matchsticks to recreate some of the world’s greatest architecture. Who wouldn’t want to see this stuff? Here are 10 of the, shall we say, most unexpected museums you will ever visit…..
Floating dream homes
While the terms “houseboat” and “floating home” are sometimes used interchangeably, not everyone realizes the distinction. A floating home sits on a slab in the water and won’t be going anywhere, while a houseboat is capable of propelling to distant lands and moorings. World travelers may have seen (or even stayed in) the antique wooden boats of Srinagar, India, but this list also includes…..
America’s tiniest town commands a big price
The Buford Trading Post in tiny Buford, WY sells Coca-Cola, hot dogs and Marlboro cigarettes. The question now is whether the smallest town in America will be serving Pho. That’s because the new owners of Buford, about 25 miles out of Cheyenne along I-80, was snapped up Thursday by two mysterious buyers from Vietnam, instantly doubling the town’s population and putting a fresh twist on town ownership in the Wild West…..
PGA Masters Champ Bubba Watson Sells Lake Home
Well you may not be able to swing a golf club like Gerry “Bubba” Watson Jr., but that doesn’t mean you can’t live like him. The newly-crowned PGA Masters champion, 33, isn’t just selling his marketing ability to sponsors, he’s selling his North Carolina lake house, too. “Today the phone has been ringing off the hook,” says Tim Taylor of Tim Taylor Realty, the listing agent for Watson’s Lexington, N.C. home…..
“I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large.” ~ Charlie Chaplin …… “I remain just one thing, and one thing only, and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician.” ~ Charlie Chaplin …..