Friday, March 24, 2006

...he cheated on his girlfriend

Elderly couple hurt in raid on wrong house

An unidentified elderly Horn Lake couple were hospitalized Thursday after police burst into their home thinking it housed a methamphetamine laboratory.

The incident occurred Wednesday about 4 a.m., said police Capt. Shannon Beshears. Beshears said it was the right address but the wrong house. Beshears said a heavily armed Tactical Apprehension Containment Team stormed the house.

"We had good information from a reliable source that had been backed up by a purchase of narcotics linked to the address. However, when we arrived at the designated address, there were two houses on the lot. We hit the larger of the two houses.

"It was the wrong house," Beshears said. "The house was totally dark and the TACT members went through to the bedroom looking for the suspects."

A man and a woman — both in their 80s — were injured as TACT team members secured the house although no drugs were found. There were children in the house also, but they were not awakened, Beshears said.

Beshears said the woman received a dislocated shoulder and the man received bruised ribs. Both were taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto, but both asked police not to identify them.

"When we went to the second house on the lot, we found a methamphetamine cook under way and we made an arrest of a woman in connection with that illegal operation," Beshears said.

Police Chief Darryl Whaley said a full investigation would be made into the operation to determine what happened when officers confronted the elderly couple. He said he believes his officers acted correctly and followed procedures when they entered the first home.

"Obviously, a mistake was made and it was regrettable," he said. "But, I stand by my officers. I think they acted properly."

Do you smell that? I think I smell a law suit coming… article here.

Yeah! Throw up the blog gang-sign!

American Idol might fire Paula Abdul...

Reports are saying that American Idol producers came close to firing judge Paula Abdul earlier this month, and still may do it. They are thinking about having Britney Spears or Jessica Simpson replace her. The producers couldn't handle Abdul's erratic behavior.
A source tells Us Weekly: "Paula was being very difficult. (She was) crying all the time and arriving late for meetings." About the replacement: "(They) liked Jessica (Simpson) a lot. And some were pushing for Britney (Spears)."

I think at this point, no one really cares what any of the judges say on American Idol. We all know they just say what the audience wants to hear. None of which is their real honest opinion. However, the show in my opinion is still entertaining- in small doses. I do find myself hitting the mute button every once and a while.


Heaven help us if Britney Spears replaces Paula Abdul. To me, that would be a ‘step-down’. Britney Spears can’t sing. She never could. Jessica might be a little-tincy-wincy more credible than Britney. Only because she can sing. But she still sucks. Whatever. I’ve wasted enough of my life thinking about this already. I don't even really care.

Sleeping bag for airplanes? WTF?

Airline passengers who happen to miss the joy of relaxing in a sleeping bag, can now recreate that feeling by slipping into their new poshAir sleeping bag.
Made by poshAir Inc., the sleeping bag is designed specifically for passengers on long flights. The poshAir envelops passengers in a luxurious lightweight warmth, while providing protection from the elements, like pretzel crumbs, spilled Bloody Mary Mixes, and spittle from that 300 pound business man that won't stop complaining.

The poshAir includes two belt loops to allow the seatbelt to pass through. It has an internal pocket to store valuables, and two openings for arms.

$99.00 for the adult size, and comes with handsome carrying case. Side note: Is anyone else freaked out in how weird people look inside of this thing? It kind of looks like a big giant body bag. Eerily freaky.

Officer stops to piss, then hit by a car!

An Eastlake police officer could be in big trouble with the law after an alleged drunken driving incident in Montville.

Authorities say Lt. Tom Doyle stopped the city-owned vehicle he was driving in the middle of the road earlier this month because he needed to go to the bathroom, NewsChannel5 reported.

He was then hit by a car. State troopers say Doyle was headed home from a retirement party that night. Doyle is recovering at an area hospital and will face drunken driving charges.

Damn. He’s probably being made fun of by everyone at the police precinct. That sucks. Article here.

A soccer stadium made out of LEGOs

Rent this euro chick's skin for AD space

Need a great place run some European advertisements? How about on Eef Dries skin?
Eef has decided to turn her body into a walking, talking billboard. In order to finance her birthday party, he will put up her skin pores to the highest bidder.

You can rent a square of pores to cover it with your ad. One square of pores measures five by five centimeters. Each time you bid 25 euros, you’ll get an extra piece of pores.

For example: you bid 500 euros. If you divide this number by 25, you get 20 pieces. The more you rent, the bigger your advertisement (and the more it can be seen by the guests).

Where will my advertisement be visible? Eef decides on which part(s) of her body your ad will be visible – according to availability of this body part, of course. First come, first served!

How much does one piece of pores costs? One piece of pores costs 25 euros. The more you rent, the bigger your advertisement.

How will I get my advertisement on the body of Eef? A professional bodypainter will do that for you, at the actual night of the party, in the presence of her guests.

Eef will then be a living advertisement board all night long. The advertisement will only be worn on at the party. Pictures @
http://www.rentmypores.com.

Where and when is the party? The party will take place on the 14th of April somewhere in the area of Hasselt, Belgium. More details:
http://www.voorhoofdfuif.be

Currently the auction is at 14,75 Euros. Which if the google currency converter I used is correct- means that this auction is currently at $17,823. Damn! Click here to see the actual eBay auction.

Put on your 'Sunday Best' for Wal-Mart!

Nick Lachey slept with Kristin Cavalleri

These are pictures of Kristin Cavalleri (you know that girl from Laguna Beach) on the morning of March 20, which was the first night she spent at Nick Lachey's house.
If you didn’t know- supposedly Nick and Kristin are ‘dating’. And as I mentioned before, I think this is just weird. Nick Lachey and Kristin Cavalleri? Seriously? Isn’t she like barely 18 years-old? And Nick is like 33? There is somewhat of an age gap wouldn’t you say? I guess all that went right out the window when Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise hooked-up last year. So… Nick and Kristin will probably be married next month, with kids on the way in November. Nice rebound Nick.

[via DarkHat]

Man burned, wait an hour to call for help?

Workers at a state-run center for the mentally retarded waited for more than an hour to call for help after discovering a patient had been severely burned.

The patient, Rutherford “Rudy” Wallace, 35, was given a bath in a tub with a malfunctioning water valve, and workers didn’t check the water temperature by hand, Department of Mental Health officials said Tuesday.

On Wednesday, agency spokesman Bob Bax confirmed that workers knew of the injuries by 10:10 p.m. But nobody called 911. Instead, workers waited until 11:22 p.m. — more than an hour later — to call a private ambulance company.

Wallace was taken to St. John’s Mercy Medical Center’s burn unit with second- and third-degree burns — burns so deep his mother said his skin was peeling off. Immediate treatment is critical in such burn cases, said Dr. Douglas Char, a Washington University emergency medicine physician.

While not familiar with the Wallace case, Char said severe burns can suck fluids out of the body, stressing the heart and kidneys, and the lack of skin opens the body to infection. That’s why a burn victim quickly needs intravenous fluids and antibiotics. He also said the type of burns Wallace had would be hard to miss.

“That means that 30 percent of his body is hot, red, is weeping (fluids),” he said. “You’d know it was a significant burn ... almost immediately.”

Three minutes after the ambulance left with Wallace, a nurse at the center phoned Wallace’s mother, Linda Harris, and left a voice-mail message telling her that “Rudy had a little .. uh .. accident” and that he was being taken to a hospital. Police weren’t called until about 1:30 a.m., and it was the hospital that called.

Bax said that Mental Health Department investigators are still looking into why it took so long for center workers to call for help, and why they didn’t dial 911 — agency protocol for life-threatening injuries.


This is awful. Article here.

Tip? How about you change your name!

Alligator knocks on woman's door?

So now the alligators are going door to door. When Lori Pachelli heard someone knocking at the door of her home in a gated community in this southwest Florida community earlier this week, she looked out to see an unwelcome visitor on her front stoop: an 8-foot alligator.

The bull gator, which had wandered up from the pond behind the house, had a bloody lip from banging its head against the door.

"He was pretty big, pretty aggressive," Pachelli said, adding that the gator may have followed her home from walking her cocker spaniel, Trooper.

Pachelli's husband, Mike, said he sped home after his wife called him in hysterics. The animal remained at the Pachellis' door for about an hour before going back into the lake, where trapper John French captured it later.

French said it's not unusual to find male alligators in some pretty interesting places this time of year.

"You're starting into what's called the crawl season, the breeding season," he said. "We get them out of front porches, out of garages, out of swimming pools."

The Pachellis said they never dreamed an alligator would venture that close to the house.

"I've never seen them walking around (the neighborhood), let alone banging on my front door," Lori Pachelli said. Article here.

Damn, McDonald’s has Double Big Macs?

Man gets on train, forgets baby in car

One Dad forgot something pretty damn important. No- not his keys or wallets but his baby daughter?

"Dad forgot baby was in the car, parked the car, got on the Metro," said Lucille Baur, a spokeswoman for the Montgomery County, Md., Police Department.

"I don't know exactly when he got the memory flash, but he was in D.C. when it was the horrible defining moment, 'Oh my goodness, I think I've left my child back in my car,'" Baur said.

At that point, she said, Jonathan Sander got off the southbound train and onto a northbound one, returning to the Shady Grove Metrorail station about 12 miles north of Washington.
By that time, other commuters had noticed the 7 1/2-month-old girl in the back seat of the car, firefighters had opened the locked door and the child had been taken to a hospital as a precaution. She was reunited there with her mother.

"Child Protective Services was comfortable with releasing the child back to the mom," said Baur. "We all believe that the child was not intentionally left in the car."

Sander, described as "terrified, embarrassed," was charged with leaving a child under 8 unattended in a car or building. He could face a fine of up to $500 and 30 days in jail.

Yeah, I know guys are morons… but when it comes to your kids- you really can’t mess up with things like this. I guarantee he’ll been sleeping in the garage for the next month or two. Article here.