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Saturday, January 31, 2004

· Augusta Honors on Hold for James Brown.  The city of Augusta doesn't feel good about James Brown.  Plans to build a statue of the Godfather of Soul and to rename an annual music festival for him are on hold after Brown's arrest on a domestic violence charge.  Read More

· Playing for big money.  Many viewers of this weekend's Super Bowl will tune in for the commercials as much as the game itself.  A 30-second spot on this year's Super Bowl will go for $2.25 million, a record price for commercial time during the game.  Read More

· EMT Accused of Sexual Contact With Patient.  An emergency medical technician has been charged with sexual contact with a 19-year-old woman who was being taken by ambulance to a medical facility.  Read More

· That's not quite the 'ring of fire' Cash sang about.  Preparation H plans to pitch their hemorrhoid-relief products with a commercial that features the country classic Ring of FireRead More

· Unemployment checks sent to Florida inmates.  Dozens of dead and incarcerated Floridians have received unemployment checks over the past two years because of computer problems in the agency that processes the payments.  Read More

· N.J. Woman Gets Into Drunken Fight On Plane.  A New Jersey woman who was removed from a Northwest Airlines plane for an alleged drunken fight with flight personnel was sent home Friday, on United Airlines, to await her trial.  Read More

· California Lawmaker Promotes Feng Shui.  A legislator wants California's building codes to accommodate the ancient Chinese tradition of feng shui, which says buildings should be located and designed in ways that create harmonious energy flow.  Read More

· Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek falls asleep at wheel - crashes.  "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek escaped injury Friday when he apparently fell asleep at the wheel of his pickup truck and it drifted off a road, sideswiped a string of mailboxes and crashed into a ditch, the California Highway Patrol said.  Read More

· Alleged Beyonce Stalker Arrested.  While Beyonce prepares for her Super Bowl Sunday rendition of our national anthem, cops arrested a man in Texas who was apparently looking for the superstar, allegedly claiming to be her cousin.  Read More

     » If anyone cares, Jay-Z says he will marry Beyonce.  Rapper Jay-Z has announced his imminent plans to marry R&B beauty Beyonce Knowles.  The hip-hop star announced his plans at a record company party.  Read More

· Don't try this at home:  340-mile daily commute.  Unhappy commuters should consider themselves lucky... Stephen Jordan, a retirement fund analyst in Boston's Financial District, commutes 340 miles a day, 1,700 miles a week.  Read More

· The best TV commercial you won't see during the Super Bowl.  This clever two-minute Honda ad is a real-time creation that took seven painstaking months to prepare - and 606 video takes - that results in a mesmerizing chain reaction that will leave you scratching your head.  Read More

· Russell Crowe injured on movie set.  Russell Crowe dislocated his shoulder in Sydney, Australia, while training for a boxing scene in his upcoming film "Cinderella Man," Universal Pictures said.  Read More

· 'Got Milk' Has Got Some Farmers Mad.  Nearly everyone has seen the dairy industry's funny TV commercials. But some independent farmers have a problem with being forced to pay thousands of dollars for the "Got Milk?" campaigns.  Read More

· Robbers make priest swear on the Bible.  Unsure if their weapons had caused enough fear, robbers who broke into a monastery made a priest swear on the Bible that he had handed over all the money, police said on Friday.  Read More

· Report: Not Bryant's First Hotel Worker Sex Encounter.  According to a Celebrity Justice report, a hotel employee in Portland, Oregon claims she had several sexual encounters with Kobe Bryant at the hotel where she works.  Read More

· NBC eying Trump card.  Donald Trump wants his series, "The Apprentice," to end in a big way.  And where else to hold to such a glamorous event? Atlantic City and his gambling mecca the Taj Mahal casino.  Read More

· Media costs skyrocket for Peterson trial.  San Mateo County - who was clamoring to get the trial - is charging the media $51,000 each for a spot near the Peterson trial Courthouse.  The sidewalk by the courthouse has become one of the most expensive pieces of real estate in the San Francisco Bay area.  Read More

     » Defense asks for delay in Peterson trial.  Defense attorneys for Scott Peterson, who is accused of killing his wife and their unborn son, filed a motion asking for a delay in the case.   Read More

· New 'NYPD Blue' star is real cop.  John O'Donohue, who becomes head detective on "NYPD Blue," spent 20 years as a real NYPD cop before being discovered by Ben Stiller.  Read More

· How the U.S. Met the Beatles.  In late 1963, Alan Livingston, then-president of Capitol Records, brought home a single by a newly signed act and played it for his wife, Nancy.  Read More

· Car buyer's priorities differ by gender.  Research shows women purchase 50% of new cars and influence 80% of car-buying decisions.  Read More

Word of The Day by WordThink

Furtive [fur·tive] adj.  1. Marked by quiet, caution or secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed.  2. Characterized by stealth; surreptitious.  Read More

· BWI Airport Evacuates Towers Due To Strange Odor.  The Baltimore-Washington International Airport approach and departure towers were briefly evacuated, while officials traced the odor to some paint.  Read More

· $1 million internet con victim kills himself.  A university technician who thought his financial worries were over when told he had won more than $1 million in an internet lottery killed himself when he discovered it was a scam.  Read More

     » Scammers Use Department Of Homeland Security To Obtain Information.  Authorities are warning computer users about a new e-mail scam that uses the Department of Homeland Security to obtain personal information to steal a person's identity.  Read More

· Super Bowl Ad Promotes Music Giveaway.  Downloading music online from rogue file-sharing networks got 14-year-old Annie Leith sued for thousands of dollars. Now it has landed her a leading spot on a national ad that will debut during the Super Bowl.  Read More

· Husband and wife on an Arctic Mars.  Simulation sheds light on missions with married astronauts.  There’s a real debate going on in the space community about how having a married couple on a crew might affect crew morale and crew interaction.  Read More

· The Hollywood Animal.  Joe Eszterhas just-released his memoir, "Hollywood Animal," a no-holds-barred look at the entertainment industry and the people who helped make him rich and famous.  Read More

· 'Black Widow' Wins Wing Eating Contest.  Sonya Thomas, a 99-pound woman known as 'The Black Widow,' won Philadelphia's annual Wing Bowl chicken-wing eating contest in a dramatic overtime on Friday.  Read More

· Sex shop fined $500 for being 62 feet from church.  A municipal judge gave a $500 fine to the owner of a Saraland sex shop who argued in vain that her business did not violate city code.  Read More

· NY state jail employee busted for stealing prisoners' underwear.  A civilian employee at the Nassau County jail could find himself behind bars after being charged with stealing more than $13,000 worth of underwear intended for indigent prisoners.  Read More

· Pentagon's military budget plan accidentally ends up on Internet.  Flubbing Pentagon efforts to maintain strict secrecy, someone accidentally posted next year's military budget plan on the Internet.  Read More

Friday, January 30, 2004

· Reality TV Pioneer Mary-Ellis Bunim Dies at 57.  Producer Mary-Ellis Bunim, who brought television into the age of reality with MTV's "The Real World" and whose latest hit series was "The Simple Life," has died at age 57.  Read More

· NFL puts damper on Vegas Super Bowl party.  Big screen TV's are causing a problem for a Las Vegas casino planning a Super Bowl party - television screens over 55 inches are not permitted under NFL copyright laws.  Read More

· Attorney Explains James Brown's Look In Mug Photo.  James Brown's attorney said the less-than-flattering look in a mug photo was because Brown was one of 300,000 South Carolina residents who lost electricity in an ice storm.  Read More

· Holy Roller.  A holy man in India is rolling 1,500 miles from his home in Ratlam to Pakistan to congratulate the country's president for the ongoing peace process between the two countries.  Read More

· Michael Jackson supporter attacks magazine article on case.  A friend of Michael Jackson's family held a news conference outside their home Friday to criticize a magazine article that portrayed the embattled singer negatively.  Read More

· Named After Toy, Super Bowl Has Grown.  While there are many stories that attempt to explain how the Super Bowl got its name, the one most sports enthusiasts subscribe to gives credit to Kansas City Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt.  Read More

· Google, Booble in legal wrangle over trademarks.  Google, the No. 1 Web search provider, has accused an "adult search engine" named Booble of infringing on its trademarks and wants it shut down, according to the upstart porn-search site launched this month.  Read More

· Woman Arrested For Allegedly Selling Sex Toys.  There won't be anymore buzzing about a Texas sex toy arrest - at least not from those involved.  Read More

· FCC and Clear Channel square off in indecency battle.  Sex-obsessed morning shows are a staple of American radio, but the FCC's $755,000 fine this week against entertainment giant Clear Channel is the most recent shot in the battle over broadcast standards.  Read More

· 'Mydoom' Virus Will Spread Until Feb. 12.  The Internet computer virus known as "Mydoom" will continue to hit e-mails on computers worldwide until Feb. 12, when it is programmed to stop, a leading computer security company said Friday.  Read More

· Semi Dangles Off Wash. Bridge; Could Fall Into Water.  Winds gusting up to 55 mph have forced the State Patrol to put a hold on the effort to remove a tractor-trailer blocking the Deception Pass Bridge.  Read More

· Stewart Judge Blasts Prosecution.  A federal judge criticized prosecutors in the Martha Stewart trial for waiting too long to give defense attorneys a copy of an FBI report that could damage the government's case.  Read More

· Stars Come Out for Oprah's 50th.  Travolta, Leno, and Tina Turner were among the more than 300 stars, friends and relatives invited to Oprah Winfrey's 50th birthday bash.  Read More

· Blake's Lawyers Say No Link to Weapon.  Robert Blake's lawyers filed motions seeking approval to tell jurors about three years of police forensic investigations they say failed to establish a link between the actor and the gun that killed his wife.  Read More

· Protest Stops Sales Of 'Boys Are Stupid' Clothing.  Retail chains are pulling T-shirts and pajamas that have captions on them that say things like, "Boys Are Stupid - Throw Rocks At Them," and "Boys Are Smelly - Throw Garbage Cans At Them."  Read More

· Man Found Frozen To Death May Have Been Running Nude.  The results of a Jefferson County autopsy suggested that a man who was found frozen to death in Madison might have been outside running nude.  Read More

· Judge apologizes for comments.  Florida Circuit Judge Gene Stephenson on Thursday publicly apologized for insulting comments he made about a rape victim and removed himself from the case.  The judge had previously looked at a photograph of the battered victim in open court and said, "Why would he want to rape herRead More

· CBS adds secret performer for halftime show.  Janet Jackson, Sean "Pee Diddy" Combs, Kid Rock and Nelly apparently weren't enough for CBS' 12 1/2-minute Super Bowl halftime show.  Another act is poised join the MTV-produced extravaganza. Who that is will remain a mystery until the program, producers said.  Read More

· Cell Doors Left Unlocked Twice at Prison.  For the second time since December, cell doors at the Arkansas prison housing the state's death row inmates were accidentally left unlocked.  Read More

Word of The Day by WordThink

Exacerbate [ex·ac·er·bate] transitive verb.  To make more violent, bitter, or severe; to irritate or make worse [the prosecution's witness may exacerbate her legal problems].  Read More

· Women win again, but Trump tires of their tactics.  While the girls won for the fourth consecutive week on The Apprentice, Trump scolded them for relying so heavily on their sexuality.  Read More

· The Skinny on Stars' Weight Fluctuations.  Why wear a fat suit when you can get paid to eat doughnuts?  Read More

· Jen sends back Rolls from Ben.  Putting her failed romance behind her, Jennifer Lopez has sent back the silver Rolls-Royce Phantom that was a gift from Ben Affleck.  Read More

     » J-Lo 'Broken Heart' Story Disputed.  Just how upset is J.Lo? A Star magazine report that singer-actress Jennifer Lopez was "extremely brokenhearted" over her breakup with actor Ben Affleck is now in question.  Read More

· Legal excess.  The North Carolina Parole Commission is to decide whether to grant Junior Allen a release after 34 years in jail. Allen's only conviction, in 1970, was for stealing a TV set, which today would probably carry only a sentence of probation.  - the same commission released another man, Howard Washington, on parole this month after 10 years in prison for murder.  Read More

· Castro: 'I Will Die Fighting' if U.S. Invades Cuba.  Cuban President Fidel Castro vowed on Friday to die fighting "with a gun in my hand" if the United States invaded Cuba to overthrow his communist government.  Read More

· Lawyer guilty of mailing deadly snake.  An Arkansas lawyer and his son will soon be heading to prison after pleading guilty to mailing a threatening communication - a poisonous snake.  Read More

· Sharon Osbourne Show Canceled.  The wacky lady's daytime talker - featuring Ozzy's missus hosting in-bed interviews - has been axed by the Tribune stations, its main outlet.  Read More

· Police Dog Brings N.M. Airport to Halt.  A police dog named Robbie detected the residue of explosives in a Russian dance company's equipment trunk, triggering a two-hour evacuation.  Read More

· Tortured by Bing Crosby.  A Bing Crosby fan who made life hell for his neighbor by playing the crooner's music at full blast night and day has been evicted.  Read More

· 'Flight risk' bolts from court.  While attorneys debate his immediate incarceration before a judge, Raymond Jessi Snyder makes a short-lived escape.  Read More

· Meg clashes with TV host.  Meg Ryan has defended her sulky appearance with veteran London interviewer Michael Parkinson, who was baffled when the star constantly disagreed with him, and responded with only one-word answers.  Read More

· Crystal Ball Starts Fire At Oklahoma Home.  Firefighters in this central Oklahoma town peered into a crystal ball and found the shocking cause for the fire.  Read More

· R. Kelly's Attorney Tries To Have Pictures Suppressed.  Lawyers for R&B singer R. Kelly have asked a judge to suppress pictures found on a digital camera, saying they were seized during an illegal search.  Read More

· Testimony About Kobe's Statements to Investigators Gets Closed Hearing.  A judge ruled that any evidence or testimony about statements Kobe Bryant made to investigators in his sexual assault case will be heard behind closed doors next week.  Read More

· Teen Arrested Driving Stolen Fire Department Car.  A 17-year-old boy led deputies and Florida Highway Patrol troopers on a frantic search for more than two hours late Thursday after the boy allegedly stole a fire department car.  Read More

· Gunman Kills Real Estate Agent, Self.  The longtime boyfriend of a recently fired real estate agent walked into her old office and opened fire Thursday, killing one person and wounding another before killing himself, authorities said.  Read More

· Fire Inspector Arrested In Child-Porn Case.  A fire inspector in Osceola County, Fla., was arrested Thursday on charges of child pornography, according to authorities.  Read More

· Last Call for You-Know-What.  Booming bar business in Minneapolis' Warehouse District has led to many drunks using the sidewalks as bathrooms.  Read More

· X-rays cause 700 cases of cancer a year.  Scientists believe that the use of x-rays to aid diagnosis causes hundreds of extra cases of cancer each year, according to the study.  Read More

· Jennifer Garner to Host Sci-Tech Oscars.  "Alias" spy-babe Jennifer Garner is no stranger to sci-fi gadgets, gizmos and inventions, but now the actress will honor real-life Hollywood techies who create state-of-the-art moviemaking devices.  Read More

Thursday, January 29, 2004

· Key Prosecution Testimony in Stewart Case Delayed.  A federal judge placed a roadblock in the government's case against Martha Stewart on Thursday, delaying the testimony of its star witness and chastising prosecutors for withholding information that might undermine the witness' credibility.  Read More

· Robin Givens Critically Injures Pedestrian.  Actress Robin Givens struck and critically injured an 89-year-old pedestrian in a crosswalk, police said Thursday.  Read More

· Hormel finds calculator parts in chili.  Hormel Foods Corp. recalled about 104,000 pounds of canned chili with meat that may contain plastic and other material from a calculator.  Read More

· Tony Randall Recuperating From Pneumonia.  Tony Randall is recuperating from pneumonia following bypass surgery.  Read More

· Preschooler Tests Positive For Cocaine.  Police in Troy, NY want to know why a 4-year-old girl tested positive for cocaine.  Read More

· Singer Marc Anthony, Wife Split.  Former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres wants a divorce from Latin music singer Marc Anthony, according to court documents.  Read More

· Pixar dumps Di$ney.  Pixar Animation Studios Inc. - who created "Toy Story", "Monsters Inc." and "Finding Nemo" - said it ended talks with Walt Disney Co. to extend a five-picture deal for Disney to distribute Pixar films.  Read More

· Traffic laws not as strict for the sheriff.  At 2:30 a.m. the sheriff was pulled over for going 57 mph in a 35 mph zone.  The officer noted bloodshot eyes and asked the sheriff to take a sobriety test.  The sheriff refused.  It turns out not to be a problem.  Read More

· Brazil To Deport American Who Threw Water At Crying Baby.  A drunken American who splashed a cup of water in the face of a crying baby during a flight to Brazil will be deported, the federal police said Thursday.  Read More

· Strippers Flock To Houston, Hope For Super Bowl Business.  Not everyone flocking to Houston is a football fan. Some are strippers hoping to make big bucks off Super Bowl visitors.  Read More

Word of The Day by WordThink

Ominous [om·i·nous] adj.  Menacing; threatening: ominous black clouds; ominous scream prior to the shooting.  Read More

· Fla. Teen Called Weakling; Saves Man From Pond.  A high school freshman who walked out of a weightlifting session after being called a weakling became a hero minutes later when he saved an elderly man who had driven into a pond.  Read More

· Garfunkel Fights Pot Charges.  Folk-rock legend Art Garfunkel apparently is contesting a marijuana possession charge he faces in upstate New York.  Read More

· Man Hits Cyclist, Drives On With Body In Car.  A man who struck a bicyclist and drove for 13 miles before dumping the teen by the road was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder.  Read More

· Jerry Lee Lewis Divorce Case File Sealed.  A Mississippi judge has sealed the case file on divorce proceedings involving rock 'n' roll star Jerry Lee Lewis and his estranged wife.  Read More

· Ala. Man, Daughter Charged With Incest.  Authorities have charged a Franklin County man and his daughter with incest - and a similar charge against a second daughter has been dismissed.  Read More

· Driver: "Diddy Shooting Ruined My Life."  A limo driver says he has been suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and has been in constant fear for his life ever since he helped Jennifer Lopez and Sean "Pee Diddy" Combs flee a shooting at Club New York.  Read More

· Paris Hilton joins seal hunt protest.  Opponents of Canada's seal hunt have recruited reality-TV star Paris Hilton to urge Americans to cancel trips to Canada.  Read More

· Church Settles Lawsuit With Children Fathered By Priest.  The Boston Archdiocese settled a wrongful death lawsuit against a priest who admitted fleeing when a woman he fathered two children with overdosed, one of the more notorious cases of clergy misconduct that led to Cardinal Bernard Law's resignation.  Read More

· Kidman, Penn, expected to film at United Nations.  Between speeches on Iraq, Afghanistan or the Middle East, the United Nations probably will allow director Sydney Pollack to make a feature film on its premises.  Read More

· Judge insults rape victim.  Judge Gene Stephenson shocked a rape victim and prosecutors when he looked over the victim's photo in court and said, "Why would he want to rape her?"  Read More

· Wall Street bonanza hopes fade as Google delays IPO.  Google is to put its keenly awaited multibillion-dollar public offering on the back burner, dashing hopes of a bonanza on Wall Street.  Read More

· Telemarketers now must show up on Caller ID.  Starting today, if you have Caller ID you'll know when a telemarketer is trying to reach you. That's when Federal Trade Commission regulations kick in requiring telemarketing firms to identify themselves.  Read More

· Boston Mayor's Snow Job.  Even though there was hardly a snowflake, a last-minute 'snow emergency' was called by Boston Mayor Curtatone that resulted in 3,000 cars being ticketed, and another 200 towed - a $180,000 windfall for the city's coffers.  Read More

· Man to use some Lotto winnings to buy racy headstone.  His headstone will read, "Been there, done that" and show "a champagne glass, a royal flush, a slot machine, a nude woman facing backwards and a stick of dynamite with a lit fuse."  Read More

· Singer James Brown Is Released From Jail.  Soul singer James Brown was released without bail Thursday morning as he was arraigned on charges of criminal domestic violence.  Read More

· Suicidal Idiot's Excuse.  A Manhattan lawyer whose catastrophically botched suicide-by-stove attempt blew up three floors of Stuyvesant Town told a judge yesterday he had no idea gas could explode.  Read More

· Film Studio Suits Claim 'Screener' Leaks.  Two major movie studios sued an actor and member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences who allegedly leaked "screener" copies of movies that were then reproduced and distributed on the Internet.  Read More

· Dog Issued Credit Card.  A pug in Northern California would have purchased his doggie treats with plastic after being issued a credit card by mail.  Read More

· Michael Moore prepares provocative 9-11 project.  Wacky Moore is at it again with another self-serving documentary.  Read More

· Someone Steals Statue of Yoda.  A thief lifted a 170-pound bronze statue of Yoda, the "Star Wars" Jedi master.  Read More

· Broker's Assistant to Provide Key Testimony Against Martha Stewart.  The star witness against Martha Stewart is expected to testify as soon as today that his stock broker supervisor ordered him to pass a secret trading tip to the lifestyle trendsetter.  Read More

· Article alleges Jackson hid wine in cans.  Michael Jackson gave wine to the 13-year-old cancer patient at the center of the molestation charges he's battling but concealed it inside a Coke can, according to an article in the March issue of Vanity Fair.  Read More

· Mike Rowe Sells Out Again.  The British Columbia teenager who gave up his website to Microsoft recently, is now selling the Microsoft paperwork on eBay.  Read More

· Cereal Launches Whodunit to Lure Kids.  These days, it takes more than a hidden prize to get a kids attention.  In one of its most in-depth campaigns targeting youth, No.1 U.S. breakfast cereal maker Kellogg Co changed the shape of Apple Jacks cereal in a whodunit mystery beginning this week.  Read More

· Rachel Hunter's $1.8 Million Playboy Deal.  Model Rachel Hunter has posed topless for Playboy magazine, after being offered a staggering $1.8 million to strip.  Read More

· Work Out Without Leaving The Couch.  Here's a sign of how lazy some Americans have become: A group of physical therapists have developed a workout specifically for couch potatoes.  Read More

· Book Reveals Sordid Details of Kobe Rape Case.  A book about the Kobe Bryant rape case — the first so far — will likely create a firestorm of controversy when it's handed out at the next Bryant hearing on Monday.  Read More

· Man convicted of exposure.  A Davenport man on trial for three charges of indecent exposure tried to defend himself by having his wife testify that he is not well-endowed enough for a female postal worker to have seen his penis from about 35 feet away.  Read More

· Disgusting Presidential Secrets Revealed.  History teachers never would have told you these things, but writer Cormac O'Brien will. He's the author of "Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents"  Read More

· Bowflex Machines Recalled Over Safety.  Hundreds of thousands of popular Bowflex fitness machines are being recalled because of safety problems that have resulted in more than 70 injuries.  Read More

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

· James Brown arrested on domestic violence charges.  Brown was arrested today on a domestic violence charge and faces a bond hearing later this afternoon in a South Carolina courtroom.  Read More

· Judge: R. Kelly Can Go To Grammys, But Avoid Michael Jackson.  A judge in Chicago has given singing star R. Kelly permission to travel to Los Angeles to attend next month's Grammy Awards - but he can't associate with Michael Jackson.  Read More

· Defibrillator Spark Sets Patient On Fire.  It wasn't what a Connecticut paramedic had in mind when he tried to use a defibrillator to restart a woman's heart.  Read More

· Prosecutor: Martha Stewart Lied About Stock Sale.  Martha Stewart lied to cover up evidence of a suspicious stock sale after she received an inside tip from her broker, prosecutors argued, but the defense said the case was based on speculation and guesswork, as the trial of the lifestyle trendsetter started in earnest.  Read More

     » Legal team admits she 'might' have had inside information.  Martha Stewart's legal team served up a surprise dish yesterday: She now admits she might have received an alleged insider stock tip, after all.  Read More

· New Haven man guilty in kidnap of billionaire.  A 24-year-old former Marine pleaded guilty in the abduction of one of the richest men in America, a kidnapping that fell to pieces despite months of preparation.  Read More

· Inventor of ctrl-alt-delete is logging off.  The man who invented the most dreaded keystroke in history is retiring.  David Bradley, inventor of the control-alt-delete key combination, is leaving IBM Corp. after nearly 30 years at the computing powerhouse.  Read More

· Girl 'sees' broken bones.  Russian Natasha Demkina, 17, has stunned doctors in her home country with her ability to see medical conditions inside people.  The young girl flew 1,500 miles to London to demonstrate her extraordinary powers.  Read More

· Court Date Set for Madonna, Ritchie Case.  A lawsuit alleging that Madonna and her husband, director Guy Ritchie, stole the idea for the 2002 film remake of "Swept Away."  Read More

· KRON-TV fined $27,500 for indecent exposure.  The Federal Communications Commission fined the owners of Bay Area television station KRON $27,500 Tuesday for broadcasting a live news segment in which a performer from a stage show flashed his genitals.  Read More

· The boy who won't grow up turns 100.  Peter Pan has outlived generations of children, but the boy who would not grow up remains as youthful as ever.   Read More

· Prediction:  Bin Laden in custody by Christmas.  The-led coalition in Afghanistan is confident of capturing al-Qaeda terror network chief Osama bin Laden, who has long eluded determined efforts to catch him, by the end of the year, a US military spokesman said today.  Read More

· Dennis Miller Debut Draws Ratings Gain for CNBC.  The premiere of "Dennis Miller," with guest appearances by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and a chimpanzee named Elle, drew 746,000 viewers, more than four times the average audience.  Read More

· Fox thinks small.  The wacky short-run series will have 12 female 'little people' contestants competing for the affections of a 4-foot-5 bachelor.  Read More

· Despite recent DUI, Wynonna Judd still demands booze on tour.  She may have copped last month to a drunk driving rap, but that hasn't stopped Wynonna Judd from demanding that promoters provide her with wine and beer during her current concert tour.  [Concert Rider - List of required items while on tour].  Read More

· Man Charged With Fatally Running Down Robber.  A man who fatally ran down a fleeing robber in his Ford Explorer moments after being held at gunpoint was charged with manslaughter.  Read More

· Bank barking up the wrong tree.  Every dog has its day, and Clifford's time came this month when he got his first credit card in the mail.  The 2 1/2-year-old pug received a Chase Manhattan Bank Platinum Mastercard with a spending limit of $1,500.  Read More

· Campaign loan illegal - 'fantastic,' says governor.  A $4.5 million bank loan Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger used to finance his own campaign is illegal, according to a Superior Court judge, but the Republican governor said Tuesday the decision was "fantastic" in a statement that contradicted his position in court.  Read More

Word of The Day by WordThink

Incredulous [in·cred·u·lous] adj.  1. Skeptical; disbelieving: incredulous of stories about flying saucers.  2. Expressive of disbelief: an incredulous stare.  Read More

· Customer suing over Shoney's soup gets just $407.  A customer who sued a Shoney's restaurant for serving him the wrong soup can't blame the restaurant chain for his nightmares over the incident, a jury decided.  Read More

· Dionne Warwick Defends Michael Jackson.  Singer Dionne Warwick has defended Michael Jackson, calling his child molestation case a "complete injustice."  Read More

· 10 Sure-Fire Ways to Get Fired.  In this list of "10 Sure-fire Ways to Get Fired," you will find what NOT to do if you want to keep your new job.  Read More

· Mom Has Her Car Stolen - Twice.  A single mom was grateful when police recovered her stolen car. But just hours later another crook stole it again.  Read More

· Apple to build second supercomputer.  Apple and Virginia Tech surprised the supercomputing world last year by clustering 1,100 Apple G5s that performed 10.3 trillion operations per second.  Now they will use Apple's new 64-bit Xserve G5 computer.  Read More

· 'Mydoom' E-Mail Worm Spreading Fast.  Network administrators were working to stop a fast-spreading e-mail worm that looks like a normal error message but actually contains a malicious program that spreads itself and installs a program that leaves an open door to infected computers.  Read More

· Agency to Offer Free Cyber Alerts.  Aiming to increase Internet security, the government is now offering Americans free cyber alerts and computer advice from the Homeland Security Department.  Read More

· Faith Evans, Husband Face Drug Charges.  R&B singer Faith Evans and her husband, record executive Todd Russaw, were arrested on drug possession charges.  Read More

· High School Student Steals School Bus.  An 18-year-old high school student was arrested after authorities say he stole a school bus and drove erratically before being found asleep inside the vehicle.  Read More

· Strike Two:  NASA Says Second Mars Rover Experiencing Problems.  As NASA scientists pored over striking new photos from Mars revealing finely layered formations of ancient bedrock, engineers labored on Tuesday to diagnose problems with two robotic rovers on opposite sides of the Red Planet.  Read More

· Group insists Washington not first U.S. prez.  The title of "first president" has always belonged to Washington, but in the southeastern Connecticut city of Norwich, there's a mounting effort to rewrite history with Samuel Huntington as the first president.  Read More

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

· 'Tonight Show' pioneer Jack Paar dead at 85.  Jack Paar, pioneered late-night talk on "The Tonight Show," then told his viewers farewell when still in his prime.  Read More

· Comic actor Lewis leaves hospital, sheds 50 pounds.  Actor and comedian Jerry Lewis has left the hospital after a three-month stay to wean himself off doctor-prescribed steroids.  Read More

· 'Rings' Receives 11 Oscar Nominations.  With hardly a breath after the Golden Globes, the Academy Awards announces their Oscar nominations.  Read More

     » Complete List of Oscar Nominations.  Complete list of the 76th annual Oscar nominations announced Tuesday in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  Read More

· oops!  Radio Station Rapped for Muslim Terror Jibe.  A Canadian radio station was reprimanded on Tuesday for saying Muslims only traveled to the holy city of Mecca because they wanted to fund suicide attacks such as the one that hit New York.  Read More

· N.J. Co. Offers Slices of Elvis Recording.  A New Jersey company is offering Elvis Presley fans a chance to buy what it says is a slice of history. And it really means a slice - 2-inch snips of a tape reel featuring some of the King's earliest recordings.  Read More

· Tourist Reports Marijuana Stolen.  A New York tourist visiting Key West, FL called police to report that several items were stolen from his hotel room, including some high quality Bahamian marijuana.  Read More

· Food critic threatened with legal action.  One of London's best-known restaurants - popular with MPs and acclaimed by the Michelin guide - is taking the unprecedented step of threatening to sue a restaurant critic for libel.  Read More

· Kentucky Fried Fish?  The bird flu rampaging across Asia, killing chickens and humans alike, is starting to take the C out of KFC.  Read More

· Prosecutors to Launch Attack on Stewart Today.  U.S. prosecutors will launch their long awaited attack against Martha Stewart on Tuesday, saying she lied to investigators about a suspicious stock trade, fearing it could ruin her reputation and the lifestyle empire she had built.  Read More

· Singer Courtney Love's Hearing Postponed.  A court hearing for singer/actress Courtney Love, who faces two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, was postponed Tuesday after the judge said "additional investigation" was needed.  Read More

· Nicole Kidman exposes her 'globe.'  Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman had to make a dramatic backstage dash at Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles, when her gown slipped, nearly exposing one of her breasts.  Read More

     » Nicole a Fashion No-No at Golden Globes.  Nicole Kidman committed nine no-nos when she stepped out on the red carpet wearing that ridiculous looking flapper dress.  Read More

· "Gigli" leads nominations for worst picture awards.  The 2003 film "Gigli," starring Hollywood actress and singer Jennifer Lopez and her just-split boyfriend Ben Affleck, led the nominations for the Razzies worst picture awards.  Read More

· Barbra Streisand Reading 'Fockers' Script.  Barbra Streisand is reading the script for "Meet the Fockers," the sequel to 2000's "Meet the Parents," her husband, James Brolin said.  Read More

· Britney, Beyonce, Pink Star in Pepsi Ad.  There were pop stars, cameras and lights, but the excitement wasn't for a movie premiere, it was the world debut of a Pepsi commercial - starring Britney Spears, Beyonce Knowles and Pink.  Read More

· Howard Dean's Deli Debt.  200 brown bag specials...with turkey, roast beef, ham and veggie sandwiches ordered and delivered to the Dean campaign's Iowa headquarters. The total check...$963.01.  The total payment... nothing.  Read More

· Al Franken knocks down Dean heckler.  Wise-cracking funnyman Al Franken yesterday body-slammed a demonstrator to the ground after the man tried to shout down Gov. Howard Dean.  Read More

· Super Bowl a Blitz on Work Force.  This year's Super Bowl could end up costing employers $821 million in lost wages next week as their workers goof off on company time to chat about the big game, researchers say.  Read More

· Clinton's Gift to Internet Age - Only 2 E-Mails.  The archives of the Bill Clinton presidential library will contain 39,999,998 e-mails by the former president's staff and two by the man himself.  Read More

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Innocuous [in·noc·u·ous] adj.  1. Having no adverse effect; harmless.  2. Not likely to offend or provoke to strong emotion; insipid.  [the seemingly innocuous e-mail actually contained a malicious virus].  Read More

· Teenager's Conservative Club Causes Uproar.  Tim Bueler started the Conservative Club to balance what he calls the liberal bias in his San Fransisco-area public school, but when some schoolmates found his views offensive and threatened to beat him up, the 17-year-old claims the principal and teachers turned the other way.  Read More

· Landmine-detecting plant developed by Danish researchers.  Danish researchers said they have produced a plant that can help detect hidden landmines by changing its colour from green to red when its roots come in contact with explosives.  Read More

· Google a Step Closer to Offering.  Google has cleared one of the last remaining hurdles to sell shares to the public, receiving a clean bill of health in a company-paid audit.  Read More

· Comedian George Carlin on Not being liberal.  "First of all, I'm not liberal," Carlin said. "I'm just about (being) anti-United States. I don't like the way this country operates. I think we've ruined this place," Carlin concluded.   Read More

· Latest E-Mail Worm Spreading Fast.  A malicious program attached to seemingly innocuous e-mails was spreading quickly over the Internet on Monday, clogging network traffic and potentially leaving hackers an open door to infected personal computers.  Read More

· Woman Charged With Murder After Dirty Dish Fight.  A woman shot her roommate to death less than 24 hours after calling police during an argument between the two over dirty dishes, officials said.  Read More

Monday, January 26, 2004

· Barbara Walters to leave ABC's 20/20.  After 25 years as co-host and chief correspondent of ABC News' 20/20, the broadcast legend will leave that role in September.  Read More

· Robert Redford meets with Castro in Cuba.  Cuban President Fidel Castro, who has charmed some of Hollywood's biggest names, paid a call on actor Robert Redford at his Havana hotel.  Read More

· Prime-Time 'Millionaire' Returning to ABC.  Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," the most successful game show in the history of prime-time television until ABC burned through its popularity by overexposing it, will return next month, complete with Regis Philbin, the hot seat, the lifelines, and the big cash prizes.  Read More

· Pope hosts break-dance performance.  In an unusual spectacle at the Vatican, Pope John Paul II presided Sunday over a performance of break-dancers who leaped, flipped and spun their bodies to beats from a tinny boom box.  Read More

· The worst cars of all time.  A look at the lemons before the automaking revolution.  Read More

· New $850,000 Motor Home Can Cruise On Land Or Water.  The propellers on the back of the Terra Wind are the first clue that it's not a typical RV.  Read More

· Man Dies After Going Over Cliff On Snowboard.  A man rode a snowboard over a cliff in a closed area near the Crystal Mountain ski resort and died when he fell 80 to 100 feet, Pierce County Washington sheriff's deputies said.   Read More

· $500,000 Worth Of Drugs Missing From Evidence Room.  The Volusia County Sheriff's Office in Daytona Beach, FL has launched an investigation after discovering about $500,000 worth of cocaine and marijuana missing from the agency's evidence compound.  Read More

· Winner of nation's biggest lottery jackpot arrested on drunken driving charge.  Jack Whittaker, who hit the $314.9 million Powerball jackpot on Christmas 2002, was charged Sunday with drunk driving - just weeks after being charged with trying to assault a bar manager.  Read More

· Jury Selection Begins in 'Pee' Diddy Case.  Jury selection was to begin Monday in a court case against rap mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, whose former chauffeur contends Combs and a bodyguard forced him to speed away from the scene of a 1999 nightclub shooting.  Read More

· Hidden Camera Found In Girls' Locker Room.  Police and school officials are trying to find out who hid a video camera inside a girls' swim team locker room.  Read More

· First cousins want right to marry; science agrees.  Many U.S. states ban the unions based on the long-held notion that cousin marriages are "inbreeding" that produces defective offspring.  Read More

     » Man sentenced for marrying his 15-year-old cousin.  A member of Utah's polygamous Kingston clan was sentenced Monday to a year in prison for taking a 15-year-old cousin - who was also his aunt - as his wife.  Read More

· Man finds, returns $12,000.  A maintenance worker at a Nassau County mall stumbled upon more than $12,000 in cash forgotten by a Brinks employee refilling an ATM.  Read More

· Man Jailed For Days Over Face Mask On Cold Day.  An obscure Georgia state statute says, "it is a misdemeanor for any person to wear a mask, hood or device by which any portion of the face is so hidden."  Read More

· Jury Picked for Stewart Stock Fraud Trial.  A jury of eight women and four men was chosen Monday to hear Martha Stewart's stock fraud trial. Lawyers for the government and defense were expected to present their opening statements tomorrow.  Read More

· Kutcher takes U.S. box office top spot.  The Butterfly Effect, Ashton Kutcher's bid to escape his pretty-boy tag, shot to the top of the American box office this weekend.  Read More

· Rings, Translation Win Golden Globes.  The intimate held its own against the epic at Sunday's Golden Globes, as the big, thunderous "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" collected a leading four trophies while the small, poignant "Lost in Translation" got three.  Read More

     » List of Golden Globes Winners.  Complete list of winners at the Hollywood Foreign Press' Golden Globe Awards.  Read More

· 'Gigli' Receives 9 Razzie Nominations.  Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez's real-life romance crashed and burned. Now, the two are front-runners for worst on-screen love affair.  Read More

· Police Investigate 12-Year-Old Prostitutes Working For Teenage Pimps.  San Diego police are investigating a prostitution ring in which girls as young as 12 are working.  Read More

· Queen Mary 2 Completes Maiden Voyage in Florida.  The Queen Mary 2, the world's largest and most expensive passenger ship, completed its maiden voyage to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Read More

· Mayor offers Atkins widow low-carb mea culpa.  Mayor Michael Bloomberg, embroiled in a battle over remarks he made about diet guru Dr. Robert Atkins, offered his widow a low-carb mea culpa Saturday - an invitation to a steak dinner.  Read More

· Queen to give knighthood to Bill Gates.  Bill Gates, the Microsoft founder and the world's wealthiest man, is to receive an honorary knighthood for "services to global enterprise."  Read More

· Cocaine Found in Tropical Fish Cargo.  U.S. customs officials seized $300,000 worth of liquid cocaine disguised as water in a shipment of live tropical fish from Colombia.  Read More

· Texas Church Cards People Who Patronize Adult Stores.  A pastor photographs vehicle license plates and mails the pictures to customers' homes in an effort to get rid of adult stores.  Read More

· Couple lose their home over $120 debt.  A retired couple's dispute with their homeowners association has spiraled out of control in this Calaveras County community - and now they have lost their home less than a year after failing to pay $120 in annual dues.  Read More

Word of The Day by WordThink

Pragmatic [prag·mat·ic] adj.  More concerned with practical results than with theories and principles [the CEO used a pragmatic approach to making his business a success].  Read More

· Dennis Miller introduces new show on CNBC tonight.  Dennis Miller has usually been happy to spray his acerbic wit across the political spectrum, but things will be different on his new CNBC talk program. President Bush is in a mock-free zone.  Read More

· Disgruntled Customer Pummels McDonald's Manager With Shakes.  A disgruntled McDonald's customer in New Jersey was arrested after throwing a fit - and two milkshakes - because her order took too long.  Read More

· Florida Pastor Charged With Stealing Church Donations.  A pastor has been arrested on charges he stole more than $50,000 in church donations.  Read More

Sunday, January 25, 2004

· Company unveils new 'Howling Howard' doll.  A Connecticut company that specializes in celebrity action figures has just unveiled a howling Howard Dean doll for 36 bucks.  Read More

· Keystone Cops:  Woman passes airport security with stun gun, knife.  A woman passed through security screening at New York's LaGuardia Airport with a stun gun and knife in her purse - but later discovered the mistake herself and alerted authorities.  Read More

· Police Return $1,000 Bill to Trucker.  A man's treasured $1,000 bill was returned by police who swapped it for more common currency at the mayor's request after the trucker was arrested for 'sleeping off a few drinks' in his truck parked on his own lot.  Read More

· Pepsi's Super Bowl ad to feature teens sued by record companies.  Some 20 teen music downloaders nailed by RIAA lawyers will be featured in Pepsi's Super Bowl ads.  Read More

· Cell Phones That Kill.  A mobile phone that masquerades as a gun may sound like a device concocted for 007, but it's the latest hidden weaponry to show up on the radar of law-enforcement folks.  Read More

· Clerk charged in lottery dispute.  A convenience store clerk has been charged with larceny for allegedly snatching a winning $20,000 lottery ticket from a customer's hand and giving her only $100.  Read More

· High-Tech Thriller Wins Sundance Prize.  The high-tech thriller "Primer," about two get-rich-quick inventors whose time-travel device complicates their lives, won the top dramatic honor at the Sundance Film Festival.  Read More

· London student to sell her virginity on the internet.  A student is so hard up for cash, she has decided to make the ultimate sacrifice... she is selling her virginity to the highest bidder.  Read More

     » The power of the ring thing.  An abstinence movement is flourishing in America, with many teens exchanging $12 for a silver ring and a bible. The ring is a symbol of the pledge that they will have made: to remain sexually pure until marriage.  Read More

· Britney Gives Madonna French Career Award.  Madonna made a brief appearance at a French music awards show this weekend, accepting a career award from Britney Spears and thanking France's fans for two decades of support.  Read More

· Study Links Some Hair Dyes to Kind of Cancer.  A study of more than 1,300 women in Connecticut shows that those who began coloring their hair before 1980 increased their chance of developing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma by 40 percent.  Read More

· Blockbuster Sued for Porn on PG Tape.  A couple who says their 4-year-old daughter saw hard-core pornography on a PG-rated movie tape from Blockbuster has sued the video company.  Read More

· Woman Surprised With A Pearl In Her Oyster Sandwich.  A Meridian, Mississippi woman found a surprise this week in her oyster Po-Boy sandwich. Nestled in the bun was a pearl.  Read More

· Teen Witness Shot to Death.  Police said a 14-year-old girl was shot to death and her friend wounded after being targeted because their assailant thought the slain girl had witnessed a killing the day before.  Read More

Word of The Day by WordThink

Diminutive [di·min·u·tive] adj.  Extremely small in size; tiny. A very small person or thing [a diminutive report].  Read More

· Part of Columbia Astronaut's Diary Found.  Sections of a diary belonging to one of the seven astronauts killed last year when the space shuttle Columbia broke apart over Texas were found a few months ago and returned to his family.  Read More

· Ex-Anna Nicole Smith Boyfriend Sentenced.  An ex-boyfriend of Anna Nicole Smith was sentenced to nearly seven years in prison for making criminal threats against the former Playboy Playmate and attacking her neighbor, officials said.  Read More


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