Tuesday, November 29, 2005

News In Short Paragraphs

Your fat ass won't make you sick, but it will prevent you from getting better.

Fatter rear ends are causing many drug injections to miss their mark, requiring longer needles to reach buttock muscle, researchers said on Monday.

Establishment Clause used to stop Religious Liberty Clause: Private Bible study by R.A. must be stopped.

University of Wisconsin -- Eau Claire (UWEC) banning resident assistants (RAs) from leading Bible studies in their own dormitories . . . . An UWEC official sent RAs a letter forbidding them from leading Bible studies because students might conclude that such RAs were not "approachable."

Every one of our 2,000 soldiers in the war on terror were special. A different milestone entirely is about to reach 1,000.

Ohio carried out the nation's 999th execution since 1977 on Tuesday, putting to death a man who strangled his mother-in-law while high on cocaine and later killed his 5-year-old stepdaughter to cover up the crime.

John Hicks, 49, was put to death a day after Eric Nance was executed in Arkansas for killing a teenager by slashing her throat with a box cutter.

The 1,000th execution since the death penalty was reinstated is likely to come as soon as Wednesday, when Robin Lovitt is set to die in Virginia for fatally stabbing a man with scissors during a pool hall robbery.

What a shame our country resorts to such barbarianism. These people just needed a little understanding.

A liberal vocabulary test lands Vermont teacher in deservingly hot waters.

Bret Chenkin, who teaches . . . English at a high school in Bennington . . . asked students to choose the right word to complete a sentence. One question was on the meaning of the word "coherent." Answered correctly, it read: "I wish Bush would be coherent for once during a speech, but there are theories that his everyday diction charms the below-average mind, hence insuring him Republican votes."

The school superintendent said such practices are "absolutely unacceptable."

This is not the girl you want to take to an expensive restaurant. Maybe a buffet.

Weighing all of 100 pounds, Thomas once again showed the big boys a thing or two during a pre-Thanksgiving turkey-eating contest in New York.

In 12 minutes, Thomas ate 4 pounds, 3.1 ounces of bird, which won her the $2,500 first prize.
It's the latest feather in the cap for Thomas, of Alexandria, Va.

On July 4, she was in New York for the annual Nathan's hot dog eating contest, where she finished second, but set an American record by gobbling 37 franks in 12 minutes.

Man in West Virginia has 5,000 channels from 12 satelite dishes. Complains that nothing good to watch is on.

The last time he counted, he received more than 5,000 channels. He has stopped counting since.Now, he picks up local stations from Wyoming, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee and Ohio, he said.

Soon, he plans to add a 13th dish to his collection, he said. He may later get a “fancy” satellite dish that is basically like 16 dishes in one. This could eliminate some of the dishes outside his house — or enable him to get even more channels.

Finally, a shocking revelation.

Former king of pop Michael Jackson's ex-wife Debbie Rowe has revealed to an Irish newspaper that he is not the father of their children Prince Michael Jr and Paris.

No kidding.


At 5:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One to add to your list ... listing to your iPod shows you are avoiding interaction with others:

PEAS IN A POD: With advent of Apple’s miniature music player, more people are turning on and tuning out


‘The number suggests that the use of iPods - once considered an en vogue hipster accessory - is now spreading to the masses.

It’s a trend that concerns some communications experts who fear people are using iPods to prevent interaction with others.

‘‘You see such a breakdown in interpersonal communication when we’re all plugged in,’’ said Susan Holton, a communications studies professor at Bridgewater State College.’

‘Jonathan Bowman, a communications professor at Boston College, said it’s easy to understand the iPod attraction.

‘‘People are always looking for things to distract themselves. The video iPod is more restful; you don’t have to look around you, which makes it a more attractive distraction.’’

Yet, like other experts, he fears iPods and similar devices are creating a generation of detached men and women.

‘‘Most people don’t buy the I-Pod to block communication, but they may eventually end up using it that way,’’ he said. ‘‘It’s easier to ignore the bum panhandling on the street with headphones or a cell phone in your ears.’’’

Frodo's thoughts – What a pant load, obviously Susan Holton has never taken public transportation … lets see, listen to music or the demented ravings of some drunk, or the inmature banter of kids or the dull shop talk of co-workers from another company or a combination of all of the above! Whether they are listening to music or reading books or newspapers or just staring at the floor, everyone to a certain extent zones out when on public transportation unless they

1. Are with someone they know and WANT to talk to.
2. Morons who open themseleves up to becoming the unwilling best friend of the 'nutter' on the train/bus (everyone mode of public transportation has at least one, I think it's a union rule) who will fill them in on their entire life story.

And BTW I don’t need an IPOD to walk past and ignore a ‘homeless person’ aka pan handler begging for money outside an establishment with a help wanted sign in the window. Does that make me a hater?

At 5:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, and another reference yours about the 1000 milestone:

In an attempt to avoid the bad PR of being the 1000th (which wouldn't do well if he runs for president in 2008) ...

Va. Gov. Grants Clemency for Condemned Man


RICHMOND, Va. - Gov. Mark R. Warner granted clemency Tuesday to a convicted killer who would have been the 1,000th person executed in the United States since the Supreme Court allowed capital punishment to resume in 1976.

The 1,000th execution is now scheduled for Friday in North Carolina, where Kenneth Lee Boyd is slated to die for killing his estranged wife and her father.


At 8:47 AM, Blogger KJ said...

I would think everyone would be dropping their appeals so they could be number 1,000.

At 11:56 AM, Blogger Cassandra said...

I thought that Warner story was bizarre too.

Why put it off - eventually someone has to be 1000th. Too weird. Warner is such a wuss.

At 2:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get out your candles, it's time to protest this gastly death penalty process. Just read the below quote by the son of the man who will be the 1,000 to be executed and tell me you aren't moved?

The story:

N.C. Gov Denies Clemency for Inmate

‘A man who killed his wife and father-in-law awaited lethal injection early Friday in the nation's 1,000th execution since capital punishment resumed in 1977.

Kenneth Lee Boyd, set to die at 2 a.m., spent the day visiting family and friends.’

‘Boyd, 57, did not deny that he shot and killed Julie Curry Boyd, 36, and her father, 57-year-old Thomas Dillard Curry. Family members said Boyd stalked his estranged wife after they separated following 13 stormy years of marriage and once sent a son to her house with a bullet and a threatening note.

During the 1998 slayings, Boyd's son Christopher was pinned under his mother's body as Boyd unloaded a .357-Magnum into her. The boy pushed his way under a bed to escape the barrage. Another son grabbed the pistol while Boyd tried to reload.’

As the execution drew near, Boyd was visited by a son from a previous marriage, who was not present during the slayings.

"He made one mistake and now it's costing him his life," said Kenneth Smith, 35, who visited with his wife and two children. "A lot of people get a second chance. I think he deserves a second chance."

With logic like that it is amazing that this cruel process continues in this country.

Frodo (one day and a wake up away)


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