Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Short Sex Offender's Probation Upheld

July 17, 2007

OMAHA, Neb. — A judge had valid reasons for sentencing a 5-foot-1 sex offender to probation, even though she cited the offender's height as part of her rationale, the Nebraska Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.
An examination by a clinical psychologist and the results of a test used to determine the risk that Richard W. Thompson would reoffend both indicated that Thompson, 52, is neither a pedophile nor a sexual predator, the court said.
District Judge Kristine Cecava of Cheyenne County sentenced Thompson last year to 10 years of probation for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl.
"So I'm sitting here thinking this guy has earned his way to prison, but then I look at you and I look at your physical size. I look at your basic ability to cope with people and, quite frankly, I shake to think what might happen to you in prison because I don't think you'll do well in prison," Cecava said in court, according to a court transcript of the hearing.
The sentence prompted local and national criticism, and Attorney General Jon Bruning appealed the sentence to the Nebraska Court of Appeals and sought a prison term for Thompson.

Eat a Spider Win a New Car

Police Find Cocaine in Off-Key Piano

July 16, 2007
CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) - When a grand piano played an off-key note, drug police in this Caribbean port opened it up and found some 560 pounds of cocaine stuffed inside.
The piano was part of a shipment of household items originating in the capital of Bogota and destined for Panama, police said in a statement Monday.
Authorities were investigating, but had made no arrests. The drugs' value was estimated at $5 million.
Agents in Cartagena noticed the piano was suspiciously heavy and decided to tap some keys, only to find the sound quality seemed strange, the statement said. The cocaine was discovered packed into various recesses of the instrument.
Colombia produces about 90 percent of the cocaine consumed in the United States, most of which is trafficked through Mexico and Central America.

Everyone Loves Bacon

Bacon Eating Contest

Chicken Fried Bacon

Mom Uses BBQ Meat Fork to Catch Alleged Child Rapist

July 17, 2007

"He was well done."
That's what one woman said Monday after helping her son apprehend an alleged child rapist using her barbecue meat fork.
"I stuck him in his butt!" Linda Rhodes told MyFOXdfw.com, explaining how she and her son John Jennings apprehended the 17-year-old suspect Friday night in Garland, Texas.
Click here to watch the video report from MyFOXdfw.com.
Jennings was barbecuing chicken when he heard a 7-year-old boy calling for help. He said he saw the suspect, Deshaun Ridge, on top of the child, allegedly raping the boy.
"He stood up, and I just punched him right in the face," Jennings said. "He put his hands up and I grabbed him, and we went fighting."
Rhodes called police and then jumped into the fight to help her son apprehend the suspect. They held Ridge until police arrived.
"They were citizens that jumped in, most definitely, and did a good deed," Joe Harn, a spokesman for the Garland Police Department, told MyFOXdfw.com. "These people are heroes."

Ball Sniffer


Security with a Sting

Among the sparkling stones and precious metals in South Lyon Watch and Jewelry's display cases lives a small but menacing security team: live scorpions.
The dozen or so scorpions guard the Michigan store's one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewewllery designs. "Everyone loves them", owner Scott Ward said.
A sign at Eight Mile and Pontiac Trail advertises the store as "the world's most dangerous jeweler."
The store's motto is "Stay Alert, Stay Alive," when opening display cases to show items to customers.


I wondered why my Skittles tasted funny...

You're gonna die......

A fellow went to the doctor who told him that he had a bad illness and only a year to live. So he decided to talk to his pastor. After the man explained his situation, he asked his Pastor if there was anything he could do.

"What you should do is go out and buy a late '70 or early '80 model Dodge Pickup," said the Pastor.

"Then go get married to the ugliest woman you can find, and buy yourselves an old trailer house in the panhandle of Oklahoma."

The fellow asked, "Will this help me live longer?"

"No," said the pastor, "but it will make what time you do have seem like forever."


There once was a young woman who went to Confession. Upon entering the confessional, she said, "Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned."

The priest said, "Confess your sins and be forgiven."

The young woman said, "Last night my boyfriend made mad passionate love to me seven times."

The priest thought long and hard and then said, "Squeeze seven lemons into a glass and then drink the juice."

The young woman asked, "Will this cleanse me of my sins?"

The priest said, "No, but it will wipe that smile off of your face."

Sugar the 2-legged miracle dog

Drinking and Driving

The Internet Crashed Last Night