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Englishchic's Blog – October 2009 Archive (51)

Pirates seized yacht while couple slept......

MOGADISHU, Somalia – A British man kidnapped by Somali pirates while vacationing on a yacht with his wife said in an interview released Thursday that the sea bandits had crept aboard with guns while he was asleep and demanded money.

Paul Chandler told Britain's ITV News that he and his wife were being held aboard a container ship anchored about a mile from the Somali coast. A fisherman told The Associated Press he saw two boats carrying eight… Continue

Added by Englishchic on October 29, 2009 at 5:12pm — No Comments

Drag queen stirs excitement in May Pen

A male cross-dresser (photographed here) who police said was caught in a compromising position in a car with another man early Friday morning, created a lot of chatter in May Pen yesterday as news of the incident spread throughout that town.

The police say they noticed the two involved in a dispute in a Toyota Mark II motorcar parked at a lonely spot near a petrol station along Manchester Avenue.



The police took both persons to the May… Continue

Added by Englishchic on October 28, 2009 at 6:48pm — 1 Comment

Flu Shot Disabled Beautiful Cheerleader

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Added by Englishchic on October 22, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Former nurse's aide in US becomes Ugandan king

KASESE, Uganda – For years, Charles Wesley Mumbere worked as a nurse's aide in Maryland and Pennsylvania, caring for the elderly and sick. No one there suspected that he had inherited a royal title in his African homeland when he was just 13.

On Monday, after years of political upheaval and financial struggle, Mumbere, 56, was finally crowned king of his people to the sound of drumbeats and thousands of cheering supporters wearing cloth printed… Continue

Added by Englishchic on October 20, 2009 at 10:42am — No Comments

Charges expected in Colorado balloon case

(CNN) -- Authorities in Colorado say criminal charges are expected to be filed against Richard Heene, a storm-chasing father whose giant Mylar balloon ascended into the sky earlier this week, sparking fears that his 6-year-old was aboard.

"We do anticipate at some point in the future, there will be some criminal charges filed with regards to this incident," Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden said.



The saga captured the nation's… Continue

Added by Englishchic on October 18, 2009 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Haitian Migrant Beheaded in Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO – An undocumented Haitian immigrant was decapitated in the northwestern Dominican town of Mao, the National Police said Friday.



The victim was identified as Tony Charlys, a 40-year-old farm laborer.



Charlys’ headless body was found Thursday, while his severed head was spotted later at a different location, the National Police said.



Dominican officials estimate that around 1 million Haitians live in the country, most of them illegal immigrants who… Continue

Added by Englishchic on October 18, 2009 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Female at Dodger's Game in Bleachers Fight.....

Added by Englishchic on October 18, 2009 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Rev. Al Sharpton threatens to sue Rush Limbaugh over Wall Street Journal op-ed

The Rev. Al Sharpton is ready for a Rush to judgment.



The civil rights leader, typically impervious to insults, said Saturday that he will sue Rush Limbaugh for defamation unless he gets an apology from the right-wing radio host.



Sharpton was outraged by a Limbaugh op-ed piece in The Wall Street Journal that blamed him for the 1991 Crown Heights riot and a 1995 killing spree at a Harlem store.



"I am definitely going to… Continue

Added by Englishchic on October 18, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Global warming has leaders underwater

GIRIFUSHI, Maldives – Members of the Maldives' Cabinet donned scuba gear and used hand signals Saturday at an underwater meeting staged to highlight the threat of global warming to the lowest-lying nation on earth.

President Mohammed Nasheed and 13 other government officials submerged and took their seats at a table on the sea floor — 20 feet (6 meters) below the surface of a lagoon off Girifushi, an island usually used for military… Continue

Added by Englishchic on October 17, 2009 at 6:17pm — No Comments

"Michael Jackson" women in Tanzania search for Chinese husbands

Zaina, 28, a tall Tanzanian woman, intends to cash in on the new Chinese presence in Africa. She is planning to find herself an oriental husband.

“I had hoped to get a Westerner like you,” she told The Times. “But they are few and far between these days and Chinese are not so fussy and I’m not getting any younger. They say they are racist, but they like local women.”



As her eyes darted around the appropriately named Jolly nightclub and… Continue

Added by Englishchic on October 17, 2009 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

The FaceBook Date

Added by Englishchic on October 17, 2009 at 1:54pm — 1 Comment

Wall Street wake-up call: Hedge fund boss, 5 others charged in $25M-plus insider trading case

NEW YORK (AP) -- One of America's wealthiest men was among six hedge fund managers and corporate executives arrested Friday in a hedge fund insider trading case that authorities say generated more than $25 million in illegal profits and was a wake-up call for Wall Street.

Raj Rajaratnam, a portfolio manager for Galleon Group, a hedge fund with up to $7 billion in assets under management, was accused of conspiring with others to use insider… Continue

Added by Englishchic on October 16, 2009 at 7:44pm — No Comments

Wall Street wake-up call: Hedge fund boss, 5 others charged in $25M-plus insider trading case

NEW YORK (AP) -- One of America's wealthiest men was among six hedge fund managers and corporate executives arrested Friday in a hedge fund insider trading case that authorities say generated more than $25 million in illegal profits and was a wake-up call for Wall Street.

Raj Rajaratnam, a portfolio manager for Galleon Group, a hedge fund with up to $7 billion in assets under management, was accused of conspiring with others to use insider… Continue

Added by Englishchic on October 16, 2009 at 7:43pm — 1 Comment

Interracial couple denied marriage license .......

NEW ORLEANS – Louisiana's governor and a U.S. senator joined Friday in calling for the ouster of a local official who refused to marry an interracial couple, saying his actions clearly broke the law.



Keith Bardwell, a white justice of the peace in Tangipahoa Parish in the southeastern part of the state, refused to issue a marriage license earlier this month to Beth Humphrey, who is white, and Terence McKay, who is black. His refusal has… Continue

Added by Englishchic on October 16, 2009 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

6-Year-Old Boy Floats Away In Balloon....

A 6-year-old boy climbed into a homemade balloon aircraft in Colorado and floated away Thursday, forcing officials to scramble to figure out how to rescue the boy as the balloon hurtled through the air.

The bizarre scene played out live on television and prompted fears that the flying saucer-shaped balloon would crash with the young child inside. The balloon rotated slowly in the wind, tipping… Continue

Added by Englishchic on October 15, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Singer Leona Lewis attacked at bookstore, label says.....

British singer Leona Lewis was "understandably shaken" after a man attacked her during a book signing in central London Wednesday afternoon, a spokeswoman for her record label said.

A 29-year-old man was arrested after he punched Lewis at the Waterstones bookstore in Piccadilly Circus at 4:36 p.m. (10:36 a.m. ET), according to a Scotland Yard statement.



She was signing copies of her new autobiography "Dreams" when the "unprovoked… Continue

Added by Englishchic on October 14, 2009 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Irene Vilar: Self-described "Abortion Addict" Confesses to 15 Procedures in 17 Years....

A woman has admitted to being 'an abortion addict' after having 15 terminations over 17 years.



Irene Vilar said she had the abortions not from poverty or fear but as an extraordinary act of rebellion against her 'controlling' husband who did not want children. The 40-year-old's confession has unleashed a torrent of attacks from anti-abortion activists on the internet, including death threats and demands for her to be jailed. The cycle of… Continue

Added by Englishchic on October 14, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Governor calls out wife for cell phone use while driving......

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is calling out his wife, Maria Shriver, for apparently violating a state law he signed — holding her cell phone while driving.

The celebrity Web site TMZ.com posted two photographs Tuesday showing Shriver holding a phone to her ear while she's behind the wheel. It says one was snapped Sunday and the other in July.



The Web site later added a video it said was shot Tuesday in Brentwood,… Continue

Added by Englishchic on October 14, 2009 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Students Paid to Go to Class and Get Good Grades.......

Few things in France can provoke heated debate faster than moves to tinker with the country's vaunted public-education system, which embodies republican values that date back to the French Revolution. It's especially true when the changes involve an idea as capitalistic and nonegalitarian as paying certain students - the ones most apt to fail and drop out - to attend classes and get good grades.



This is exactly what's happening in a pilot… Continue

Added by Englishchic on October 13, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

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