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Saturday, May 24, 2008

I Luv Hanidee!!!

u r soooo cute and awesome in this vid! i luv you!

i jus wish i wuz old enuf to date u! i luv u sean!

jeany cathrine

A Spiderman Question

So what happens to all those webs and such that Spiderman leaves hanging and stuck to things all around New York? I mean, does it biodegrade or do people keep getting stuck in it or what?


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Boy-Band Mogul Lou Pearlman Sentenced To 25 Years In Federal Prison

Well, he made millions making fake bands, should anyone be surprised that he made up fake money? I mean, come on...you know...come on.

Willoughby Mariano Sentinel Staff Writer
10:43 AM EDT, May 21, 2008

Boy-band mogul Lou Pearlman was sentenced this morning to 25 years in federal prison for running a lengthy, systematic con that artificially inflated his net worth and cheated people out of $300 million.

During Pearlman's sentencing in U.S. District Court this morning, Senior U.S. District Judge G. Kendall Sharp offered Pearlman an incentive to pay back his investors: For every $1 million he puts back in investors' pockets, he gets one month off of his sentence.

Since Pearlman's sentence is for 300 months, he can avoid prison altogether if he forks up the cash.

"I'm most concerned for the investors, even more so than the institutions," Sharp said.

Pearlman, 53, was once the toast of Orlando. His financial empire once included popular musical acts the Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync; an airplane-charter business; and Church Street Station, an iconic piece of real estate in Orlando's downtown.

Continued: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/orl-bk-lou-pearlman-boy-band-052108,0,6837694.story

Senator Ted Kennedy Not Expected To Live For More Than Three Years Or So,
Quite Possibly Less

Yesterday, Senator Kennedy was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor, specifically, a malignant glioma in the left parietal lobe. The parietal is a brain lobe that works with other regions of the brain to control things such as sensation, movement and speech/language. Malignant gliomas are fairly rare, being diagnosed in only about 9,000 Americans a year. However, almost half of those who are diagnosed die within a year of the diagnosis.

Regardless of my general disagreement with the Senator's positions and votes, I do respect his political abilities. And I respect him as a person. It is terrible that anyone and any family should have to endure this sort of thing, their political backgrounds being completely irrelevant.

Our prayers go out to Senator Kennedy and his family that they may have strength to make it through this terribly difficult time, that they may have the wisdom to discern the best decisions to make, and that they may have the peace that passes all understanding.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Sheriff Deputy Kills A Mentally Ill Man In Jackson

Ok, this angers me to the point that I really have no analysis, no comments, no words at all. I'm just going to post a couple of excerpts and leave links to the four or five articles about the "incident" that were published by the Clarion-Ledger.

Family begged deputy not to shoot

(i added the bold/italics)

A Jackson man shot and killed by a Hinds County Sheriff's deputy had threatened to kill family members and had pulled a knife on police at his home last week, according to an affidavit.
But family members of 67-year-old K.C. Battle, who they said had a history of mental illness, maintain he made no threatening move toward the law officer on Monday and should not have been shot.

"I begged them. 'Please don't shoot him,' " a crying Mattie Graves said about an hour after her brother was killed at the 3526 Cromwell St. home they shared. "They could have Tasered him. They didn't have to shoot him."

Capt. Ken Magee of the Hinds County Sheriff's Department said that when two deputies arrived to serve papers on Battle about 11 a.m., Battle wouldn't put down a knife and attempted to attack them.

Only one of the deputies, however, fired after the other had left the room where Battle was, according to a family member.

Battle was shot four times, once in the stomach, once in the face area and twice in the chest, Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart said.

Continued at: http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008805130368

Three more articles on the killing:

Hinds deputy shoots, kills man

Family decries man's killing by deputy

...The family of a mentally ill man who was shot and killed Monday by a Hinds County sheriff’s deputy are speaking out against the use of force this evening at a news conference in their community.

The family, along with City Councilman Kenneth Stokes, are at Mt. Mariah Missionary Baptist Church on Medgar Evers Boulevard, less than a mile from the home where K.C. Battle was killed.Officials with the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department said the shooting occurred after deputies arrived at Battle’s Cromwell Road home on Monday morning to serve papers. Battle, they said, threatened a deputy with a knife...

...He [K.C. Battle] had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia decades ago and had been sent to the state hospital in Whitfield. Pullen said she did not recall exactly when he had been committed but that pepper spray kept her brother from resisting.“He didn’t know the deputies were coming. We didn’t tell him,” Pullen said. “We thought it would be like last time where they sprayed him and cuffed him. We didn’t think they would shoot him.” ...

Family offers shooting details

...The shooting is under investigation by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, and the results will be turned over to the Hinds County district attorney. Meanwhile, according to protocol, both deputies have been placed on paid administration leave.

Jackson City Council President Leslie Burl McLemore called local law enforcement "trigger happy" Tuesday and said he was concerned he is seeing a trend of officer-involved shootings in the metro area.

"We need to make sure our law enforcement is about the business of serving and protecting and not trying to eliminate people," McLemore said. He also called on JPD and the Sheriff's Department to be more transparent about its officer-involved shooting investigations...

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