Monday, June 15, 2009

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Happy ending for puppy flushed down toilet

A puppy in Britain had a lucky escape after a four-year-old boy accidentally flushed it down the toilet when he was trying to wash it.
The week-old cocker spaniel's young owner, Daniel Blair, thought the puppy needed a wash after it got muddy playing in the garden, so he put it in the toilet and flushed it.
But his plan went disastrously wrong when the animal was swept away and became trapped in a waste pipe for nearly four hours.
Firefighters and animal welfare officers could not reach it, so Daniel's mother eventually called a plumber, who found the dog lying in a pipe about 20 meters away from their house in Northolt, west London.
Plumber Will Craig said he used a long rod to push the puppy to the nearest manhole cover, where it could be fished out to safety.
"I pushed him really slowly and watched the poor thing wriggling around," he said. "Eventually I pushed him far enough for the firemen to grab. Suddenly everyone started cheering. We couldn't believe he was still alive."
The dog -- which has been named Dyno after the plumbing firm which rescued it -- is now safe and well and back with the family.
Daniel has apologized, blaming his twin brother for getting the dog dirty and saying: "I had to give him a wash. I'm so, so sorry. I won't do it again."

Behind a Massive Robocall Scam, Four Human Faces

You answer the phone, and it's a recorded message:
"By now you should have received your written note regarding your vehicle warranty expiring. This call is to give you a final opportunity to extend coverage before it is too late. Press '1' now to speak to a warranty specialist regarding your options on your vehicle."
Upon pressing "1," you are transferred to a "warranty specialist" who lies to you, telling you he is affiliated with an automobile dealer or manufacturer and that your warranty is up. And before long, you may have agreed to put $450 down on an extended service contract that costs up to $3,000, the balance to be paid in monthly payments.
Or maybe you hang up — only to be called again. And again. Because more than a billion of these automatically dialed "robocalls" have been sent to cell phones, government offices and even 911 operators.
What's surprising is that these billion-plus calls allegedly stemmed from three companies — Transcontinental Warranty, Voice Touch and Network Foundations.
Meet the main players behind the alleged scheme:
— Christopher D. Cowart, 47, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., owns Transcontinental Warranty, a Delaware company based in Fort Lauderdale. A graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University, Cowart likes to read, travel and play golf in his spare time. He also maintains a Facebook page and uses a LinkedIn profile to advertise his latest business ventures.
— James A. Dunne, 36, of Daytona Beach, Fla., owns Florida-based Voice Touch with his wife, Maureen. Dunne has a checkered legal past, including charges of filing a false report of a bomb that landed him six months in jail in 1991. He was most recently arrested in 2001 for indecent exposure, but those charges were later dismissed.
— Maureen E. Dunne, nee Maureen Geisen, is James Dunne's wife. Little information can be found pertaining to her.
— Damian P. Kohlfeld, 35, of Valparaiso, Ind., is the owner of Network Foundations, which is based in Chicago. Kohlfeld allegedly supplied the technical know-how for the alleged telemarketing scheme employed by all three companies. The Arizona State University graduate has more than a decade of experience writing software and building computer networks. His latest hit, according to the FTC, was a "spoofing" device that tricked caller ID systems.

Carrots cause Swedish bomb scare

A Swedish art project caused a bomb scare when people mistook "carrot explosives" for the real thing.
The carrot bombs had been placed around the city at the request of a local art gallery, as part of an open-air arts festival.
They had only been in place for an hour before police received their first call.
We received a call ... from a person who said they saw two real bombs placed outside the public library," Ronny Hoerman from the Orebro police force, it was hard to tell if they were real or not from a distance.

Where's the ball

Naked rugby match interrupted by fully-clothed streaker.
Rugby match in New Zealand sees teams face off in birthday suits, briefly interrupted by streaker – with all his clothes on.
In England, rugby players throwing off their clothes at the first opportunity is no new thing but at least they usually wait till they get off the play field (and are in the bar), before getting started.
In Dunedin, New Zealand, however, every year two teams of sevens go to battle fully starkers.
The nude rugby international, which started as a celebration of New Zealand's national nude day, was held yesterday as a warm-up – although temperatures were reportedly cold enough to prove embarrassing – to the forthcoming match between the All Blacks and France.
Needless to say, there were plenty of tackles flying about with only one interruption … when a fully-clothed streaker ran on to the play field.

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know you Needed

Arizona Drunk Drivers Face Arrest at Fast Food Joints
Drunk drivers in Tucson, Arizona with the late-night munchies may soon be getting more than chicken strips at drive-through windows.
The Pima County Sheriff's Department has a new campaign targeting drunken driving. Operation Would U Like Fries, or Operation WULF, will put undercover deputies inside 24-hour fast-food restaurants to spot impaired drivers placing their orders.
Sgt. Doug Hanna, a DUI unit supervisor, says if deputies notice someone with classic symptoms of impairment — slurred speech, red or watery eyes or beer breath — they will have a uniformed deputy stationed outside pull the driver over.
Big Hearted Loser
Loser Orlando Baresi had been sacked (fired), divorced and evicted but wanted to do some good when he decided to end it all.
Before he hurled himself from the balcony of his flat in Milan, Italy, he wrote: "I have the heart of a 20-year-old, please use it to save someone else."
But doctors rejected the heart after he caused massive chest injuries in the fall.
"He just couldn't win. Fate seemed to have it in for him even at the end," said one neighbor.
Father and Son Pastors Plead Guilty to Stealing $3.1 M From Church
A father and son, both pastors, have been sentenced to two years in state prison for stealing $3.1 million from their Orange County church.
Prosecutors say 76-year-old Richard Cunningham of Moreno Valley and his son, 52-year-old Philip Cunningham of Laurinburg, N.C., pleaded guilty to felony grand theft and fraud charges Friday. Philip Cunningham also pleaded guilty to forgery.
Over five years, prosecutors say the Cunninghams stole from Calvary Baptist Yorba Linda Church and School bank accounts, and used the money to buy time shares in Hawaii and Palm Springs, golf club memberships and a Cadillac.
Nebraska Mom Attempts to Sell Her 18-Month-Old on Craigslist
Nebraska officials have taken custody of an 18-month-old after the child's mother tried sell the boy online at Craigslist.
Sarpy County Attorney Lee Polikov says charges have not yet been filed against the mother.
But state officials took the child into foster care late Friday to make sure the boy's safe.
The text of the ad said the woman is a methamphetamine addict and the boy deserves a mom who is not an addict.
The woman said in the ad her son needs help before she does something crazy.
Brother Pushes Sister Out of Fast-Moving Car After Argument
Baltimore County police say a Woodlawn man accused of pushing his sister out of a moving car onto the Baltimore beltway has been arrested.
Witnesses tell police that 30-year-old Kareena Jeneya Hall and her 35-year-old brother were arguing as they traveled on the outer loop of Interstate 695 around 6:45 p.m. Sunday.
As the Toyota Camry approached the Security Boulevard exit, police say Hall's brother pushed her onto highway without slowing.
Police spokesman Cpl. Mike Hill says Hall was listed in critical condition at Shock Trauma on Monday.
Police went to Hall's home and saw a Camry pull up. Police determined Hall's brother was driving when she was ejected from the car. Police expect to charge Hall's brother Monday.
'Dead' woman wakes up in morgue
An 84-year-old Polish woman woke up in a hospital morgue after being declared dead by her doctor. 
The error was noticed only when someone saw her body bag in the morgue moving, police said.
The woman, from the village of Jablonowo, fell unconscious and her husband called an ambulance.
A doctor from the emergency medical services pronounced her dead, a police spokesman said.
"A funeral company took the body to the morgue. Several hours later, a worker there noticed the bag containing the body was moving," he said. "He called a doctor who noted the woman's vital functions had returned."
The woman was taken to hospital in the nearby town of Zwolen and placed in intensive care. Police have launched an investigation.
Man had broken leg for 29 years
An Essex businessman has discovered he has been walking around with a broken leg for 29 years.
Steve Webb, 49, broke his left leg in a motorbike crash when he was 20 but has now found it never healed, reports the Daily Telegraph.
Mr Webb, a plumbing merchant from Dagenham, only discovered he still had the injury after it showed up on a hospital scan.
He had feared the leg might have to be amputated under the knee but instead he is about to have an operation to stretch the broken bone back together.
"I think it's extraordinary. Everyone tells me that having a broken leg for nearly 30 years is unheard of," he said.
"I've had trouble with my leg ever since the accident but I was repeatedly told the bone had healed so I carried on walking on it."
Five years after the accident he was still in pain. Doctors then found his leg was still broken so they put it in a metal plate.
Mr Webb had the metal plate for 24 years, then last year he suddenly had pains in his leg again. Scans showed an infection in the bone and when the metal plate was removed the bone was still broken.
He will now have a metal Ilazarov frame fitted around his leg and foot to stretch the bone 1mm each day for seven to nine months. Then he will be in plaster for a further three months.