Friday, January 22, 2010

Bottom of the News… Friday, January 22, 2010

Good morning my fellow Rotarians. Today we are back in the news and our first story comes from Longview, CO…

Longview, CO: Police report that a 17-year-old in Longview was siphoning gas from a car when he decided to light a cigarette. The resulting flash fire interrupted the theft and left the unnamed teen with burns over 30 percent of his body. Fire department Lt. Jason Sanders summed it up this way: "The fumes from the gas and the cigarette decided to catch fire because they are just naturally attracted to each other.”

Saskatuwan, Canada: Alexander Rodriquez, 23, was arrested in Regina, Sask., Canada, for allegedly hanging around in the bakery section of a supermarket. Rodriguez was spotted opening cake boxes, touching them and then licking the frosting. When the store staff asked him what he was doing, Rodriquez responded by saying that he was... “checking for freshness. Of course, according to store manager, he said "There's a date on the box, but I'm guessing from the looks of Rodriguez, he hasn't had a date in his life.”

Auckland, NZ: Constable Cathy Druder was patrolling outer Aucland in New Zealand when she spotted two bicyclists. She stopped them because they were totally nude… "They were more shocked than I was,” said Druder. “They were trying to cover up their bits and pieces with their hands.” When she asked them why they were riding without clothes, the two "very fit" men in their 20s said "they wanted to experience total freedom." So Druder told them “The way you're heading, you're going to experience total confinement'." Druder gave them a warning and issued tickets for “failure to wear helmets” and sent them on their way.” (Hmmm… “bits and pieces” never heard it put that way!).

And finally, here are Top 10 REAL newspaper headlines from around the US in 2009:
  • New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group
  • British Union Finds Dwarfs in Short Supply
  • Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says
  • Survivor of Siamese Twins Joins Parents
  • Drunk Gets Nine Months in Violin Case
  • Man Struck by Lightning Faces Battery Charge
  • Safety Experts Say School Bus Passengers Should Be Belted
  • Iraqi Head Seeks Arms
  • Plane Too Close to Ground, Crash Probe Told
  • Sex Education Delayed, Teachers Request Training

There you have it, real news all the time that is our Bottom of the News on this Friday, January 22, 2010. ###

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