Archive for May 9th, 2008|Daily archive page
At Lancaster University, they’re unraveling the secrets of how to build a universe. In fact, they have already formed one, or something very much like it. This scientific breakthrough lies in the bottom of a chamber no larger than your pinky finger, filled with helium and cooled to 0.0003 degrees Fahrenheit above absolute zero.
Two days after the fatal shooting of a Philadelphia policeman, (the third city officer slain on duty in two years), video captured by a news helicopter has the citizens of Philadelphia in an uproar.
A Southington teacher who appeared on the Howard Stern Show no longer has a job at Thalberg Elementary School.
Second-grade teacher Marie Jarry took part in an Ugliest Guy and Hottest Wife contest on Stern’s show. She and her husband won $5,000.”I can’t believe she would go on TV and do that when she is a second-grade teacher,” said parent Dean LaPoint. “It just doesn’t make sense.”The school replaced Jarry after pictures of her in a bikini appeared on HowardStern.com.
Looks like the rumor we broke back in January that Hollywood was flirting with the BioShock license was dead-on. Variety reports that Universal has signed a deal to turn BioShock into a movie. Director Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean) will head the project and Aviator writer John Logan may write the screenplay. Take-Two executive chairman Strauss Zelnick, who was in charge of Fox in the ’90s, handled the deal for his company and says the project will actually get made … unlike the Halo movie.
Yes it is real. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon really are married and the Mariah Carey wedding photos have now been released and they are online. People magazine grabs the scoop and the photos and they promise all of the details of what is called a “six-week romance and surprise wedding”. Another surprise has also been revealed as well. She has a tattoo that says Mrs. Cannon on her back, according to a report from Us Weekly magazine.
Penguins are flightless aquatic birds which live, almost exclusively, in the Southern Hemisphere. The actual number of difference penguin species is disputed among marine biologists. Some say that there are seventeen specific varieties while others claim to have identified as many as twenty species.
CHICAGO (May 9) – Jury selection began Friday in R. Kelly’s long-delayed child pornography trial.
The 41-year-old R&B singer is accused of having sex with a girl as young as 13 on videotape. Kelly, who has pleaded not guilty, faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.
Nick Hogan is drifting to jail.
Angst-ridden, but appearing ready to accept his fate, the son of pro-wrestling legend Hulk Hogan pleaded no contest today to a felony charge of reckless driving involving serious bodily injury. The plea, entered in a Pinellas County, Fla., courtroom, stemmed from an August car crash that left passenger John Graziano in critical condition.
PHOENIX – DMX was arrested on drug and animal-cruelty charges following an overnight raid on the rapper’s house Friday, authorities said.
The 37-year-old rapper, whose given name is Earl Simmons, initially tried to barricade himself in his bedroom but emerged when a SWAT team entered his north Phoenix home during the 3 a.m. raid, sheriff’s spokesman Capt. Paul Chagolla said.
The Kingwood teenager’s story of decapitating a corpse and using the head to smoke marijuana was so outlandish that at first Houston Police Department senior police officer Jim Adkins did not believe it.
Yet, Kevin Wade Jones Jr., 17, appeared almost indifferent as he relayed the bizarre description of his and two friends’ activities at an Humble area graveyard, Adkins said.
“I just doubted it because it’s very morbid, and I couldn’t see anybody doing something like this,” Adkins said Thursday.
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s greatest gift may be her ability to remain upright and smiling as chaos and chagrin surround her.
On what was probably one of the toughest days of her campaign so far, with pundits and analysts of all stripes declaring her presidential candidacy finished, Mrs. Clinton put on her battle face Wednesday and confronted what was at times a hostile crowd at a hastily arranged speech here at Shepherd University.