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This outstanding young man is 17-year-old Anthony Miranda. He has been accused of biting his 5-week-old daughter, Salyne Miranda, multiple times on her back. Doctors also found she had a fractured skull, broken collar bone and a fractured arm. Anthony only admits to biting her. The reason? Aside from being mad at the girl’s 15-year-old mother,

“I was frustrated,” Miranda said. “I had a lot going on in my mind, and she was crying when I bit her.”

Anthony has now been charged with serious bodily injury to a child and the infant is now in foster care. When asked if he would try to get custody back, Anthony stated

“Of course, with all my heart,” he said. “That’s my first child.”

 

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Man Sets Girlfriend on Fire

May 17, 2007 at 9:16 am by  

Michael Wilson, 33, has been charged with murder after his girlfriend of two months, 33-year-old Nupur Srivastava, died from injuries she received from Wilson pouring gasoline on her and then setting her on fire during an argument.

After being set on fire Srivastava ran through the apartment where portions of her burning clothes burned holes into the carpet. Srivastave suffered from third-degree burns over 80 percent of her body and has been in the hospital since April. She died on Sunday the 13th.

Wilson had initially told firefighters that the fire was an accident that happened as he tried to light his grill. Police noted that the rain cover was stillon the grill and found a gas can and lighter on the back porch.

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Ho Killed By Hoe

May 16, 2007 at 10:39 am by  

John Freeman, a 50-year-old man living with his mother, invited a tranny prostitute back to to the house. An argument of some type ensued resulting in Mr. Freeman beating the transvestite to death with his fist, feet and a garden hoe. After police were called, Mr. Freeman was found still kicking the body.

Mr. Freeman and the transvestite had a casual relationship in the past, and Mr. Freeman was aware of his companions anatomy so while a motive is still not known, it was not because of any genitalia surprises.

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May 15, 2007 at 2:06 pm by  

 

Not much to say, Jerry Falwell is dead.

If you feel like rejoicing, grieving or talking about it, do so here.

May Book of the Month – World War Z

May 15, 2007 at 12:32 pm by  


World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (Hardcover)

Author: Max Brooks (Author)
Hardcover: 352 pages
Paperback: Yes
Publisher: Crown (September 12, 2006)

From Publishers Weekly:
Brooks, the author of the determinedly straight-faced parody The Zombie Survival Guide (2003), returns in all seriousness to the zombie theme for his second outing, a future history in the style of Theodore Judson’s Fitzpatrick’s War. Brooks tells the story of the world’s desperate battle against the zombie threat with a series of first-person accounts “as told to the author” by various characters around the world. A Chinese doctor encounters one of the earliest zombie cases at a time when the Chinese government is ruthlessly suppressing any information about the outbreak that will soon spread across the globe. The tale then follows the outbreak via testimony of smugglers, intelligence officials, military personnel and many others who struggle to defeat the zombie menace. Despite its implausible premise and choppy delivery, the novel is surprisingly hard to put down. The subtle, and not so subtle, jabs at various contemporary politicians and policies are an added bonus.

Motive Unclear in Infant Mutilation

May 15, 2007 at 12:24 pm by  

Katherine Nadal, the mother accused of completely severing off her infants sons genitals, was in court today. After a $100,000 bail was set she informed District Judge Denise Collins that “I don’t have the means. My family doesn’t have the means” when asked if she could post bail. She was appointed an attorney, Allen Isbell, but no motive has been given for the attack.

The father stated that the baby had colic for a few days and had been crying a lot, and Katharine tested positive for cocaine, methadone and a mild tranquilizer the day after the attack. The father has also terminated his relationship with Katherine and is attempting to get sole custody of the boy, who is currently in the custody of an Aunt. He was released to this family member after multiple surgeries. The severed parts were never found.

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The Bionic Woman

May 15, 2007 at 10:50 am by  

Premieres: September 1, 2007
Show Categories: Drama, Science-Fiction
Cast: Michelle Ryan (EastEnders); Mae Whitman (State of Grace); Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica); Miguel Ferrer (Crossing Jordan); Chris Bowers (Rescue Me); Will Yun Lee(Witchblade); Molly Price (Third Watch)

Well, the people that brought you a newer, realer Battlestar Galactica are at it again. This time they are going to tackle the ’70s show, The Bionic Woman. In the updated tale, Jaime Sommers will be played by Michelle Ryan. A bartender who is also raising her teenage sister. After suffering a devastating accident, the only thing that can save her is some medical procedures of the top secret kind. It involves giving her two bionic legs, a bionic arm and a bionic eye.

This procedure comes at a price that will undoubtedly involve Jaime Sommers stopping crime or thwarting enemies with her newly acquired assets, while still managing her own life…or something like that.

Michelle Ryan may already be familiar to some as the actress in the British soap-opera, Eastenders, but if you are like me, I have never heard of her before.…

Half-Life 2: Episode Two Preview

May 14, 2007 at 11:37 pm by  

Shacknews has posted an article detailing their hands-on preview of the follow up to Half-Life 2: Episode One. Along with some new screens, it is also full of spoilers, so if you do not want any of the story, new features or enemies revealed, I do not recommend reading it.

But let me say…I am such a nerd. I cannot wait to fight the Hunters that will make their debut in this installment. These guys are tiny versions of the larger Striders that were in the previous chapters. Early reports stated that the Hunters would hunt in packs, work together tactically to eliminate you from flanking to even gaining better ground if you have found cover. From this article, it seems as if they were not exaggerating.

It also talks about the new muscle car you will be driving in the games, as well as Alyx and her improvements. Alyx was a great example of how a sidekick should operate in a game like this, and now she is back again with more improvements, including being equipped with a boosted AI that will help her in the new arena style battles she will be taking place in such as taking cover, blind shots, etc.…

Boy, 11, Killed by Friend’s Father

May 14, 2007 at 1:49 pm by  

HOUSTON – 58-year-old Raymond Shaw, a man who has been in poor health and whose wife passed away a few years ago, came home to find a group of boys in his house. The boys were there to see Raymond’s 13-year-old son. Raymond ordered all of the juveniles out of his house, but one boy, 11-year old Jonathan Dixon, allegedly pushed Raymond and cussed him before leaving.

Raymond then did what any of us would have done at that point, he grabbed his sawed-off shotgun, followed the boy into the yard, and then shot him in the back of the head.

Neighbors were able to get the gun away from Raymond as he was trying to reload.

Shaw is being held in the Harris County Jail with bail set at $50,000.

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Sony Facing an Uphill Climb?

May 14, 2007 at 1:28 pm by  

The LA Times has posted an article in regards to the PS3 and the fact it seems to be struggling in it’s efforts to get out of last place in the next-gen console wars. It does mention the fact that the PS2 suffered a similar situation, but after cheaper production costs led to cheaper consoles, and a few PS2 only game titles, they were back in business…and still are to this day.

Is that going to be the case with the PS3? Is it just a late bloomer? Some do not think so. With a reported loss of $240 per console already, a price cut at this point does not seem too likely. Even with the reported cheaper lasers saving Sony $100 per console, there is no guarantee that this will be passed on to the consumer.

There is also the fact that the PS3 just does not have any games that are must-haves. With GTA being released on the 360 and possibly even the next Final Fantasy seeing a multi-platform release, Sony has not given anyone a real reason to quit using their current consoles, including the PS2.…

Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed

May 14, 2007 at 10:45 am by  

Just a heads-up for any of you who may be interested, but The History Channel will be airing a two-hour documentary on Star Wars called Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed.

From their press release:

Through interviews with politicians, academics, journalists and critics – all of whom weigh in on the enduring appeal of George Lucas’ creations – the special demonstrates that Star Wars isn’t just a high-action adventure in space. It’s a remarkably complex and sophisticated story about power, politics, sin, spirituality and redemption—almost Shakespearean in its power, humor, presentation and influence.”

The episode will air on Monday, May 28th at 9:00 pm and again on May 29th at 1:00 am.

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Spiderman 4 Villains?

May 14, 2007 at 10:16 am by  

Freeze Dried Movies is reporting that a 100 percent reliable source, the same source that told them that the Spiderman 3 villain would be Venom, has told them that the villains for the 4th installment of the Spiderman franchise will be Carnage, The Lizard and possibly Black Cat.

As with the part 3, the theme of merging past villains with new ones will continue. I am not surprised with the two choices and I am so glad The Lizard will be making his debut. Aside from Doctor Octopus, the Lizard was my favorite villain.

They had pretty much set things up for Carnage already with the piece of symbiote that Dr. Curt Connors had was shown and then never mentioned again.

Anyone else think this is good news? If only they could get rid of Kirsten Dunst…say she had gotten a job in France or something…

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May 14, 2007 at 8:50 am by  

Goon Moon – Licker’s Last Leg

Artist: Goon Moon
Release Date: May 8, 2007
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Ipecac Recordings
ASIN: B000OLHG8O

Track Listings

  1. Apple Pie
  2. My Machine
  3. An Autumn That Came Too Soon
  4. Feel Like This
  5. Pin Eyed Boy
  6. Hardcore Q3
  7. Tip Toe
  8. Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You
  9. Lay Down
  10. Balloon?
  11. The Golden Ball
  12. Built In A Bottle

When I read that Mike Patton’s record label, Ipecac Recordings, would be releasing Goon Moon’s Licker’s last Leg, I was pretty damn excited. Not just because Ipecac is home to some of my favorite groups, but because it was a pretty good sign that the next Goon Moon album was going to be somtehing I had not heard before. It didn’t let me down.

First off, Goon Moon is a group formed by two well-known, seasoned vetrans of the music scene; Jeordie White aka Twiggy Ramirez (Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle, Marilyn Manson) and Chris Goss (Queens of the Stone Age, Masters of Reality). In the case of Licker’s last leg, they are joined by the likes of Zach Hill (Hella, Team Sleep), Josh Homme (Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Eagles of Death Metal), Dave Catching (Eagles of Death Metal, Yellow #5), and Josh Freese (The Vandals, A Perfect Circle).…

Houston – Initially, Katherine Nadal, 25, had told social workers that when she had awoken from a nap, she found her 3-month-old son, Holden Gothia, had been attacked by her miniature dachshund. The injuries were a gash on the boy’s upper leg and missing genitals. A vet and a doctor later disputed these claims because no blood or human tissue were found in the dogs mouth.

Police are now saying that Katharine used a sharp instrument to cut off the boy’s genitals. Nadal has a history of prescription drug abuse and tested positive for cocaine and methadone the day after the incident.

She has been charged with injury to a child and held on $100,000 bail and her parental rights are in the process of being terminated. The boy will have to go future re constructive surgeries and is currently in the custody of relatives.

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A guilty verdict has been delivered. Jurors deliberated for about eight hours before delivering the verdict against Juan Luna on all seven counts of first-degree murder. The same jurors will reconvene on Monday for the death penalty phase of case.

n 1993, 7 people were shot to death in a robbery of the Brown’s Chicken and Pasta restaraunt in Palatine, Illinois. The victims included the owners, Richard E. Ehlenfeldt, 50, and his wife, Lynn W., 49, five employees: Guadalupe Maldonado, 46, Michael C. Castro, 16, and Rico L. Solis, 17; and Palatine residents Thomas Mennes, 32, and Marcus Nellsen, 31. They had all been shot multiple times with some victims having bullet wounds to their hands and were found in both the walk-in freezer and cooler 5 hours after the stores normal closing time.

In March of 2002, Anne Lockett implicated her former boyfriend, James Degorski, and his associate, Juan Luna, in the crime. Police used a DNA sample from Luna and matched it DNA left on some partially eaten chicken confiscated during the initial investigation and has been in a freezer for the last 9 years.…

Artist Spotlight: Weedeater

May 11, 2007 at 10:48 am by  

Weedeater

VocalsBass: Dave “Dixie” Collins
Guitar: Shep
Drums: Keko

As some may have noticed, I love DoomSludge metal with a side of Stoner Rock. But when it comes to Southern Doom, nothing beats the boys from my state of North Carolina, the filthy outcasts, Weedeater.

A three peice sludge/doom band hailing from Wilmington, these guys have some of the most evil sounding vocals backed by some syrupy riffs and a punching bass it could force your bowels to loosen involuntarily, these guys are untouchable when it comes to Southern doom. Their plodding music hits like fists of anvil and while the southern vibe is there, it is not a predominant one.

It was just recently announced in April that the band was signed to the awesome Southern Lord Records, and their new album called Good Speed and God Luck has been recorded and will be released sometime this summer. Until then, check out their 2001 debut album, And Justice for Y’all or their 2002 followup, Sixteen Tons, produced by legendary Billy Anderson.…

Artist Spotlight: Hazard County Girls

May 10, 2007 at 5:31 pm by  

Hazard County Girls
Best described as Southern Stoner Gothic, Hazard County Girls started with drummer Sharon Heather and guitarist/singer Christy Kane. Friend and White Zombie bass player, Sean Yseult, stood in on bass until they could find a permanent member. Sean ended up contributed bass lines for a few of the songs Christy and Sharon had written, and eventually recorded their first demo. Jennifer K. joined the band as the permanent bass player in 2002 and their first album “Never No More” was recorded and produced by Daniel Rey (Ramones, Misfits, White Zombie).

Their follow-up album, “Divine Armor“, was recorded in 2005. Initially self-released, Hazard County Girls signed up with Crustacean Records who in turn re-released the album with better distribution.

A couple reviews…

“The day of the heavy metal trio returns with Hazard County Girls, the guitar-bass-drums ensemble from New Orleans. Taking as their inspiration Blue Cheer and Black Sabbath, singer/guitarist Christy Kane, bassist Jennifer K., and drummer Sharon Heather play heavy rock with loud, distorted riffs and pummeling beats.

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I was a HUGE fan of the old PC game “Interstate ’76”. Sadly, this game is not an extension of that franchise, but it involves driving, guns, and takes place in the year 1976. Good enough for me.

The gameplay is similar to previous Driver games, but there is more of a GTA feel to them this time around. I loved the original Driver on the PS1, to this day it is the best action driving game I ever played. The follow-ups were hollow for me and GTA eventually took over my playtime. What GTA games never did right, though, is the driving. And this is where Driver ’76 fills a desperate need for me.

If it weren’t for the PSP analog nub, this game would be ideal. I hope it sells well enough that the big consoles get a port. Or whoever owns the Interstate ’76 IP sees this game selling well and makes a proper sequel to that old favorite of mine. Until then, I’m going to put my ‘fro back on and go shoot some jive turkeys.…