Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Val dated Cindy Crawford for several years and was married to actress Joanne Whalley for eight years. Val and Joanne had two children together, a daughter Mercedes and a son Jack. Val lives on a ranch in New Mexico where he raises buffalo. Val is rumored to be interested in running for governor of New Mexico State.
"Jim Morrison" in the movie "The Doors".
Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston are the proud parents of a bouncing baby boy, born Sunday morning at 5:30 am in Palmer, Alaska. Mother and son are doing fine.
The boy came in at 7 lbs. 7 Oz's. and was named Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston.
Bristol and Levi have not set a wedding date and are reportedly completing their high school studies via correspondence courses.
The first photos of Sarah Palin's new granddaughter are rumored to be worth over $300,000.
Deputy Paul McRedmond said the man got into the house Tuesday through a sliding door. He backed the woman into her living room and pushed her face down onto a chair.
December 31, 2008 6:08 pm
A lorry* driver who climbed into bed with a young girl (under 13) and kissed her on the lips has been cleared of sexual assault after experts said he was sleepwalking at the time.
Alan Ball, 35, had fallen asleep on a sofa after drinking heavily at a house party, but during the course of the night he tried to get into bed with the girl who was sleeping upstairs.
He was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting her, however after experts examined his history of sleepwalking they concluded he had not known what he was doing, and he was cleared by a judge.
Florella Brereton, prosecuting, said that because of the seriousness of the alleged offense, two experts had been commissioned to examine the defendant. Both experts were of the opinion that the defendant would not have known what he was doing.
Did I mention that I sleepwalk?? I think!!!
*Lorry driver = truck driver in the UK.
It would seem that the economic crisis has had a positive effect on one thing; couples are less apt to separate and divorce because they have no equity in their home.
With nearly one in six homes worth less than the mortgage owed on it, divorce lawyers and financial advisers say the logistics of divorce have been turned around. Where the fight used to be who gets the house, now it is who gets stuck with the house.
Some divorce lawyers say that business has slowed because couples are deciding to stay together because they have no assets from the sale of their home to start over with.
So there ya go. There's a bright side to every dark cloud!!!
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
I went under the knife today with nary a whimper. I went to Kaiser to have them look at a bump that was bleeding and dare I say oozing. Dr. Hicks said she didn't like the looks of it and wanted to take it off. Luckily she never saw my penis!!!
So under the knife I went. After numbing the area, she prepared to cut it out. It was then that I asked if she had ever done one of these procedures before. She didn't quite see the humor I guess.
After removing the bump, she told me she was pretty sure it was a cyst and not apt to be cancerous. She was sending it to the lab to be sure.
Three stitches later she was asking, "that wasn't too bad now was it?" I told her that at my age anytime I can leave a doctor's office without having had to drop my pants is a good day. She did laugh at that.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
PHILADELPHIA - A man enraged by a noisy family sitting near him in a movie theater on Christmas night shot the father of the family in the arm, police said.
James Joseph Cialella, 29, of Philadelphia, told the man's family to be quiet, then threw popcorn at the man's son, police said. The victim told police that Cialella was walking toward his family when he stood up and was shot.
Detectives called to the United Artists Riverview Stadium theater in South Philadelphia found Cialella carrying the weapon, a .380-caliber handgun, in his waistband, police said.
Lt. Frank Vanore said the 31-year-old victim from suburban Yeadon was hospitalized in stable condition after the shooting. His name had not been released.
Went for a bike ride today and as you can see, our local mountains are covered with snow. It sure is nice looking at the snow from here even though it was a chilly 57 degrees today!!
My ride was quite eventful. At about 4 1/2 miles I got a flat rear tire. When I got the tire open, I found it wasn't a puncture, like I usually get, but a slice. So I had to replace the inner tube with the only spare I was carrying.
Then I stumbled upon "sickboy" who was in the wash painting his name on the wall. He was being watched by two other "skaters" who were sitting along the edge of the wash . I stopped and had a short chat with the boys as "sickboy" slowly walked away from his artwork. I asked if he (the painter) was "sickboy" and they confirmed that he was. They were young taggers and not gangsters, so I wasn't too concerned about getting shot.
Because of the flat tire, I was out as it was getting dark. I was able to snap this photo of the SoCal setting sun.
Friday, December 26, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
AP Associated Press
December 23, 2008 7:18 am
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. - Fire officials in New Bedford, Mass., say a man using a blowtorch to melt ice on his back porch ended up setting his house on fire, causing up to $30,000 in damage.
Fire Capt. Scott Kruger tells The Standard-Times of New Bedford that no on was injured during Monday's incident at the three-story home.
Kruger says the man was using a torch hooked up to a 20-pound propane cylinder. He got too close to the building's wood frame and ignited the vinyl siding. The fire quickly spread into the building's second- and third-floor apartments.
It took 25 firefighters to subdue the blaze that damaged bedrooms in the upstairs units, and caused damage to the structure and wiring.
The homeowner will not be charged.