| |by Spanky 10:33AM Thursday Aug 10 2006
TULSA (AP) — Oklahoma's fatal heat wave added to its toll Wednesday as people across the state looked for ways to cope during another day of triple-digit heat.
Benjamin Conaway, 32, of Oklahoma City, became the latest victim of heat stroke, succumbing Tuesday night at an Oklahoma City hospital, said Kevin Rowland, chief investigator for the state Medical Examiner's Office. Conaway was walking in Ardmore Monday when he fell ill.
"He had a pre-existing health condition and was taking medication that made him susceptible to the heat," Rowland said.Story Continues
Memorial Medical Center had been cut off by flooding after the Aug. 29 hurricane swamped New Orleans. story continues..
by Spanky 01:29PM Tuesday May 23 2006
Drill in Louisiana to test emergency systems ahead of storm season. story continues..
NEW ORLEANS - Freddie Taylor has stared down countless hurricanes in the last 50 years, leaving for some, riding out others.
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"The Louisiana attorney general's office is investigating allegations that mercy killings occurred and has requested that autopsies be performed on all 45 bodies taken from the hospital after the storm.
Orleans Parish coroner Frank Minyard said investigators have told him they think euthanasia may have been committed."
This information was also discussed in a magazine a couple of weeks ago, but the magazine was unreliable, considered a tabloid. Looks like there is more to it then just a rumor now! It will be interesting to follow the investigation on this allegation.
The baby's father, Jim Bob Duggar, a former state representative, said Wednesday that mother and child were doing well.... The Learning Channel is doing another show about the family's construction project, a 7,000-square foot house that should be finished before Christmas. The home, which the family has been building for two years, will have nine bathrooms, dormitory-style bedrooms for the girls and boys, a commercial kitchen, four washing machines and four dryers.
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By Brian Krebs - Special to The Washington Post - Saturday, September 24, 2005
In a spree mirroring the online gold rush that accompanied Hurricane Katrina, online speculators are scooping up hundreds of Hurricane Rita-related Web domain names, and Rita-themed Internet auctions have begun.
Scammers often use such Web sites to trick people into making donations, authorities said. The quick proliferation of questionable activities spurred the federal government to work with Internet service providers, computer security companies and anti-spam groups to shut down and prosecute owners of fraudulent sites, according to several participants in the ad hoc task forceThe Washington Post
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"About 150 heavily armed Blackwater troops dressed in full battle gear spread out into the chaos of New Orleans. Officially, the company boasted of its forces "join[ing] the hurricane relief effort." But its men on the ground told a different story."
"......Montgomery says he and his men were armed with AR-15s and Glocks and that they unleashed a barrage of bullets in the general direction of the alleged shooters on the overpass. "After that, all I heard was moaning and screaming, and the shooting stopped. That was it. Enough said."
by 2kmaro 07:04PM Thursday Aug 11 2005
"It was just seven years ago, when Johnson, then 13, and his companion, 11-year-old Andrew Golden, stole an arsenal of weapons and then opened fire on a courtyard full of students and teachers at an Arkansas middle school.....Under a now-changed Arkansas law, the boys were charged as delinquents, which meant they could only be held until they were 18. Federal prosecutors then stepped in with firearms violations which kept them in prison for three more years. But Johnson turns 21 on Thursday and cannot legally be held any longer."
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ARKADELPHIA, Ark. About 30 children were left without their parents after immigration agents raided am Arkansas poultry plant and took the parents away to face possible deportation.
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by Bill 10:26PM Wednesday Dec 01 2004
U. of Okla. story continues..
News about Arkansas:
Sounds like these bans are becoming more prevalent. I believe there's a couple of court cases up on the constitutionality of these in California, but I lost that link.
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by Spanky 05:24PM Friday Jul 30 2004
Posted 7/30/2004 2:43 AM
Source USA Today
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Guess we won't be calling David Filo the "Cheap Yahoo" anymore.
Tulane University has landed a pair of $30 million cash donations from two Internet pioneers.
The joint $60 million gift from Yahoo co-founder David Filo (whose business card has indeed sported the "Cheap Yahoo" designation) and Netscape co-founder Jim Clark is the largest donation in the university's history. University officials said the money will sustain as many as 100 scholarships for top-performing students. Story continues
by Spanky 07:22AM Tuesday Jul 27 2004
ACLU Says Cameras Are Part Of 'Spy Network'
NEW ORLEANS -- St. Bernard Parish sheriff's deputies are keeping a close watch on residents with newly installed cameras at the parish line, but the American Civil Liberties Union is against the idea.
On its Web site, the ACLU calls the surveillance plan a "spy network without any public debate or input," a statement with which resident Dominic Tauzier disagrees.