Monthly Archives: June, 2010

Chester Reed: Oldest postal worker, 95 retires

It wasn’t the old saying neither rain, nor snow, nor heat that had him retiring, but his age, says Chester Reed, is 95.  He just decided it was time to call it quits.  The fork lift operator retired Wednesday as the nation’s oldest postal worker, ending a career without taking a single sick day.  He attributes …

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Five charged with human smuggling

Five brothers from the Ukraine have been charged with  smuggling desperate young adults from their homeland and forcing them into bondage cleaning Targets, Walmarts, and other stores and offices.  The Botsvynyuk brothers promised their victims jobs paying $500 per month,  and free room and board, but instead paid crews little or nothing for their 16-hour days, the …

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More prisoners into bail hostels

The ministers have announced a plan to increase the number of offenders and remand prisoners released into bail accommodation in England and Wales.  This is supposed to be less expensive than prison.  But the public would want reassurance that their safety wasn’t in jeopardy.  The running of the Bail Accommodation and Support Service was taken over …

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Granny tasered in bed sues police

An 87 year old grandmother who was tasered by police while she lay in her bed, hooked to an oxygen machine, is suing her hometown.  Attorney Brian Dell filed the suit for Lona Varner on June 21, and he never said the specific amount she is seeking from the city of El Reno but said …

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Ten Arrested in Russian Spy Case

The FBI has arrested 10 people who alledgedly have spied for Russia, for up to a decade.   These people have posed as innocent civilians while trying to infiltrate U.S. policymaking circles and learn about U.S. weapons, diplomatic strategy and political developments.  An 11th defendent remains at large.  The unsealed papers don’t say how successful the …

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Shortage of free meals for hungry children

Children who are after that free meal this summer won’t find one.  The States and cities have been forced to cut funding for the summer meal programs.  And the need for them has skyrocketed.  Many struggling families have been applying, but the money can’t meet the demand.  “Low-income children across the country clearly bore the …

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The Mosquito teen repellent device ban ruled out

This is an update to a story from last year, where police in England were trying a new device, that emits an electronic sound, to break up teens who gathered at street corners…it seems it was deemed cruel and inhumane to use such a device….well, the UK government has rejected a ban on the using …

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Royals visit Canada

Queen ElizabethII and Prince Philip have now arrived in Canada to rainy weather and the beginning of a nine day, five city tour.  The Queen’s tour beings Monday in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with ceremonies at an aboriginal cultural event and ceremonies that mark the Canadian navy’s centennial. She was greeted briefly by Canadian Defense Minister …

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Son battles chihuahuas over estate

Now here’s a first, they say money is the root of all evil, and it looks like it.  In Florida, the son of heiress Gail Posner is challenging her will in court, in which her three surviving chis, receive $3 million to live out the rest of their lives in her $8.3 million mansion, along …

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Pregnant women sent to US to have terroris babies

Texas Republican Rep Louie Gohmert has it on good authority, from a retired FBI agent, that terror cells are sending women to the US to have babies, whom are expected to grow up as future terrorists.  These babies would alse be US citizens.  “It appeared they would have young women, who became pregnant, would get …

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