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Archive for June 2012

People, zoo animals flee Minnesota city flooding

Jun 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: World News

Exhausted and depressed, Michelle Henry sat in a Red Cross shelter, filling out paperwork and worried about what she’ll find when she is able to return to her flooded Fond du Lac home. Henry, her boyfriend and their two kids were among the 250 residents told to evacuate their neighborhood Wednesday after torrential rains dumped [...]

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison buys Hawaiian island of Lanai

Jun 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Business

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has his clock. And now Oracle’s Larry Ellison has a Hawaiian island. The tech giant has bought the Hawaiian island of Lanai, the governor of the 50th state said. “It is my understanding that Mr. Ellison has had a longstanding interest in Lanai,” Gov. Neil Abercrombie said in an Agence France-Presse story. “His passion [...]

Sunburned Kids at School: Who’s to Blame?

Jun 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Home & Family

It was raining when her children left for school on Tuesday, so Jesse Michener did not slather them in sunscreen, even though she knew they’d be outdoors for field day later that afternoon. But the sun came out around noon and, when the kids came home, two of them were soseverely sunburned that they had to go [...]

Diamond Bonus Bling: Woman Gets More Than Just Jeans at Goodwill

Jun 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Money & Finance

The old saying goes, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” But after Deb Thompson’s Monday trip to a Coon Rapids, Minn., Goodwill store, she’s proving that’s not always the case. Thompson, 53, went to the store to pick up a pair of $3.99 jean capris her daughter suggested she might like because of all [...]

Matt Sandusky says he was abused by father, Jerry Sandusky

Jun 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Popular News

Jerry Sandusky’s adopted son, Matt Sandusky, said that his father abused him. Matt Sandusky released a statement through his lawyers, Andrew Shubin and Justine Andronici. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Mr. Shubin also represents two other alleged victims of Jerry Sandusky. “During the trial, Matt Sandusky contacted us and requested our advice and assistance in arranging a meeting [...]

Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman does not like your pro-Packers math!

Jun 15th, 2012 | By | Category: Home & Family

Chicago Bears cornerback Charles “Peanut” Tillman was recently supporting his Cornerstone Foundation at a sporting goods store in the suburban Chicago area, when he received an autograph request from the daughter of the store’s owner. The teenage girl was doing her math homework during the appearance, and she showed Tillman one of the problems given to her by [...]

Timothy Bradley Jr. earns stunning, controversial split-decision win over Manny Pacquiao

Jun 10th, 2012 | By | Category: Sports

Timothy Bradley and Manny Pacquiao put on an outstanding show, but it was the judges who will be the big story for the next week or so. Pacquiao landed 94 more punches than Bradley according to CompuBox, but it was not enough as the judges stunningly awarded a split-decision win to Bradley, who lifted the [...]

Lindsay Lohan escapes injury after major car crash

Jun 10th, 2012 | By | Category: People

Actress Lindsay Lohan escaped injury in a major car crash on Friday after her Porsche collided with andump truck on a Southern California highway. Police said Lohan was driving her black Porsche with an unidentified male passenger on the Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica on her way to the set of her latest movie project, and collided with a dump truck. [...]

Ice T On Gwyneth Paltrow Using The N-word: ‘Leave [Her] Alone’

Jun 10th, 2012 | By | Category: Popular News

Gwyneth Paltrow was the subject of much debate this week. While jet-setting in Paris at Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Watch The Throne” concert, she joined them from the sidelines of the stage, took a camera phone photo and posted it on social media sites Who Say and Twitter. The problem was her caption that included [...]

Breakthrough driver’s mirror eliminates blind spots without warping the world

Jun 10th, 2012 | By | Category: Technology

Ever since Ray Harroun first bolted a mirror to his car so he could see what was behind him during the inaugural Indianapolis 500 in 1911, drivers looking back have had to deal with the blind spot where the mirror couldn’t reach. Many automakers offer cameras and even radar to monitor that spot, but a [...]