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July 2011

CA Guy Fixes Health Care Problems Performs Butter Knife Hernia Surgery

July 31, 2011 9:32pm by copythat

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In The News

Fixing a lack of health care takes some ingenuity: A 63-year-old guy's recovering from a much-needed hernia surgery he started himself. Severe pain can make people do crazy things--and sometimes smart ones: A CA guy tries to fix his own hernia rupture in his stomach by playing 'surgeon' himself--with a butter knife. Read more

Prisons Use Benadryl as Sleep Aid to Knock Out Prisoners Choose Sheep

July 31, 2011 12:43am by wombat

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In My Life

According to an unnamed source, the allergy medication of Benadryl is commonly used in prisons as a sleeping aid for inmates. The antihistamine product for allergies and colds seems to have double-duty for prison inmates who receive the distributed meds. Read more

Michael Jordan Dubs Tiger Woods Wounded Dog Animal Better Lick His Wounds

July 30, 2011 11:46pm by copythis

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Michael Jordan probably meant well. He's never exactly been the type to speak ill of other athletes, or anyone. So when he chatted about Tiger Woods to the media--and described his friend using the analogy of a "wounded dog"--the basketball star probably didn't mean to remove Woods' 'top dog' status but the animal better lick his wounds because it's time to heal. Read more

Beverly Hills to Increase Red Light Photo Cameras as LA Ditches Tickets

July 30, 2011 10:40pm by hearit

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Los Angeles says it's stopping use of red-light cameras in issuing those horribly expensive traffic tickets. But L.A. drivers beware: Not everyone in the county agrees or plans to cease photo light citations. Cities like Beverly Hills won't stop using photographic evidence snapped at intersections. The city plans to keep and increase quantity of the hated devices. Read more

Two Delta Planes Collide Chicago O'Hare 7 Flights in Runway Collisions Accidents

July 30, 2011 8:00pm by hearit

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Seriously, Delta? Two more Delta Airlines planes collide on the runway at Chicago's O'Hare Airport July 29, 2011--in yet another airplane collision that seems to mark a trend for the company that's now had seven (7) planes in tarmac accidents or 'incidents' in just 4 months. This part's good: Delta's dubbing the most recent Illinois collision a "taxiway incursion". Read more

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McCourt Divorce Most Expensive to Top Highest Paid Dodgers Player Salary

July 30, 2011 5:51pm by copythat

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It's one of the most expensive divorces in nationwide history. Frank and Jamie McCourt may wind up paying more in legal fees over that nasty split than the Los Angeles Dodgers' highest paid baseball player who reaps $33 million per year. The McCourts may have one guarantee in the expensive split: The highest cost, ever, for a divorce in the 'Golden State'. Read more

Stockton Man Hangs in Video from 35 mph Speeding California Car Over Purse

July 30, 2011 5:11pm by hearit

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In The News

Sometimes a stolen purse is worth letting go: ABC news cameras captured video of an unusual event first reported as a man trying to retrieve a stolen wallet from a speeding car that hits speeds of 35 miles per hour (mph). Then it was a 'stolen purse'--but that too is deemed a bit off. It's a "misunderstanding" according to Stockton, California, police. Read more

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Knights Templar Gang Handbook Requires Drug Testing No Killing for Profit

July 30, 2011 4:08pm by hearit

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It seems one gang has got some ethics: An organized Mexican crime group known as the "Knights Templar" is distributing pamphlets – booklets demanding respect for women and children, drug testing for members, and a rule against killing for financial gain. Read more

Bentley Triggers 5 Car Monaco Casino Accident $1.1 Million Cars Damaged

July 30, 2011 2:45pm by hearit

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It's amazing how a few seconds can be worth a million bucks--or actually $1.1 million dollars. Five luxury cars collide outside the main casino at Monaco's Place du Casino, for a tally of over a million dollars worth of damaged cars. It all seems based around a Bentley as the trigger. But throw in an Aston Martin, Porsche, Ferrari and Mercedes for fun. Read more

California Needs Harsher Animal Cruelty Laws Crossbow Arrow Lodged in Dog

July 30, 2011 12:34pm by hearit

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If animal abusers and killers faced murder charges, they might act differently: A California dog is found with the arrow from a crossbow lodged in its side as Riverside police search for the person who shot the German Shepard mix puppy that had to be euthanized to relieve its suffering. Read more