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Saturday, September 30, 2006

Angelika - Search police find body in church

Police investigating the disappearance of a Polish student in Glasgow have found a body concealed within the church where she was last seen.

Police said they had not yet identified the body and a post mortem examination was expected to take place on Saturday to establish the cause of death. 

Angelika Kluk

Angelika Kluk, a 23-year-old student, had been living at St Patrick's Church in the Anderston area of the city. 

She was reported missing on Monday after she failed to turn up for work. 

Police have revealed that the man last seen with a missing Polish woman in Glasgow was a registered sex offender. 

A man previously thought to be Patrick McLaughlin has now been identified as 60-year-old Peter Tobin. 

Peter Tobin

Police had released a picture of Mr Tobin, who was believed to be living rough in Glasgow. He met Angelika at some time on Sunday afternoon. 

Mr Tobin had been doing odd jobs in the city's St Patrick's Church for the past six weeks and he told everyone there that his name was Pat McLaughlin. 

Anyone who sees Mr Peter Tobin has been advised not to approach him but to notify Anderston Police Office on 0141 532 3262 or their nearest police office.


Friday, September 29, 2006

Police Identify School Gunman

Police identified the gunman who took six girls hostage - killing one before turning the gun on himself - in a classroom Thursday as 54-year-old Duane R. Morrison.

Police also said armed law enforcement eventually moved in on Morrison because he was sexually 'traumatizing' the victims during negotiations with police. FOX News has learned that the girls were not raped but inappropriate touching occurred.

'We have confirmed he did traumatize and assault our children ... this is why I made the decision I did. We had to go try to save them,' said Park County Sheriff Fred Wegener said during a press conference.

Platte Canyon High School, where the shooting took place, remained closed Thursday as students and police gave details of the ordeal.

Morrison apparently dressed himself like a student and walked around the school before taking any hostages.

'We knew there as kind of something wrong with the guy when we had seen him ... it's a small community where we know everybody,' student Joshua Bellomy told FOX News. 'He was trying to blend in with us but some of the students there tried to talk to him and knew that he was older and didn't know what was going on with him.'

Morrison began the takeover by ordering students to line up at the chalk board as he tapped each with his gun and told them to stay or go, said 16-year-old student Cassidy Grigg. He said the man walked in, fired a warning shot at the floor and ordered the students to line up. He told some to leave and others - all girls - to stay.

'You could tell that he wanted the females,' Cassidy said on NBC's 'Today'.

16-year-old student at the school, Cassidy Grigg, initially said in interviews with network morning shows that he was in the classroom and offered to stay with the girls -- but the gunman threatened to kill him.

His father, Tom Grigg, gave a similar account of what his son had told him. But later Thursday, the teen's mother said he made the entire story up.

Larina Grigg said her son told her he fabricated the story because he wanted it to be true.

"He said, 'Mom, all those kids were my friends and I just wanted so much to help them. ... I guess I just made it up in my mind. I just wanted it to be true so bad.'



Monday, September 25, 2006

Hypoallergenic cats go on sale

The world's first specially-bred hypoallergenic cats have gone on sale in the United States.
US biotech firm Allerca says it has managed to selectively breed them by reducing a certain type of protein that triggers allergic reactions.

The cats will not cause the red eyes, sneezing and even asthma that some cat allergy sufferers experience, except in the most acute cases.

Despite costing $3,950 (£2,104), there is already a waiting list to get one.

Allerca first started taking orders for hypoallergenic cats back in 2004.

Hehe ... hypoallergenic cats ... lol



Friday, September 22, 2006

Sex with corpse grave robbers busted

Take a good look at these three degenerates. They were caught in the act of digging up the grave of a young woman who had been killed in a motorcycle accident on Aug 27th 2006 so that they could have sex with her body.

Necrophiliac grave robbers

Nicholas Grunke allegedly plotted with his twin brother Alex and a friend, 20-year-old Dustin Radke, to rob Tennessen's grave so that he could have sex with her corpse.

The three were caught after reports of suspicious activity at the cemetary. When police arrived, they found 20 year-old Alexander Grunke waiting in his van while his twin and their friend dug up the corpse of 20 year-old Laura Tenneson who had died a week earlier.

Laura Tenneson

Officer Brent McDonald who went to investigate said he was suspicious of a range of items in the back of the van: "... paper towel type thing, hand sanitizer," said McDonald, "and there was a box of condoms on the floor."

Initially they were charged with sexual assualt however the law in Wisconsin does not support such a charge. The three still remain in custody on charges of theft and criminal damage.

It's a sick, sick world ...


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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Richard Hammond seriously hurt in crash

Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond remains seriously ill in hospital after a crash in a jet-powered car while filming for the BBC programme.

The 36-year-old was taken by air ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary's neurological unit on Wednesday.

A hospital spokesman said: 'He has seen some improvement overnight, but remains in a serious but stable condition.'

Mr Hammond had been in a dragster-style car capable of reaching speeds of about 300mph at Elvington airfield near York.

The hospital said his wife was at his bedside and, at the request of his family, no more information would be released.

The crash will be investigated by the Health and Safety Executive and the BBC.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

MPAA goes after guitar tab sites

With the fight against illegal downloading of songs starting to pay off, the music business has set its sights on a new enemy on the internet - websites which transcribe pop songs into musical notation.
The guitar may be enjoying a comeback among schoolboys and dad rockers alike, but beginners hoping to strum along with their favourite bands are finding dissonance online.

Having seen off some of the biggest networks that enabled free downloading of songs over the net, the music business is now calling the tune for websites aimed at guitarists.

Music publishers in the US say the guitar 'tab' sites illegally infringe songwriters' copyright, and have issued 'take down' orders to some of the biggest.

Tab, or guitar tablature, is a simple form of musical notation for the guitar - far easier to learn than traditional musical notation. Notes are depicted on a staff that represents six strings across a fret board.

Some of the sites targeted have all but closed down, provoking an angry reaction on guitar blogs.

Cathal Woods who runs, says quite pointedly;

"They're forcing everyone off the net but as far as I know they don't have anything [an iTunes-style equivalent] that would fill the need for guitar tab online.

"My other objection is that for the music publishing companies, it's as if the internet never happened. The internet changes everything and we need to think about what's permissible in the context of the internet."

Scum bags! Next thing you know, the MPAA will be claiming Shawn Hogan illegally downloaded Meet The Fockers and try to screw him out of $2500. Oh wait, they already have.

Maybe someone should sue the recording industry under the RICO statute (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act of 1970) since they are acting like gangsters? Oh wait, they already are.

What really irritates me about the guitar tab sites being targetted is the amount of cash I've spent buying music for my son in order that he can practice his guitar playing using a tab found on the internet. Without the tab, he wouldn't want the music and neither would I.

What further irritates me is that I only use the legal downloads from iTunes to purchase this music.

What's really getting under my skin is the way these organisations are going after the ordinary person on the street when their music / video / movies or whatever can be bought in any market in the world for a few pennies from the counterfeiters who mass produce them. It's scandalous.

Enough to make a person start blogging about Digital Rights Management (stripping) software, like this one discussed on Engadget (An application called Fairuse4wm) or this little gizmo called DVD43 that removes copy protection and allows you to make backup copies of those dvds you bought, if you use something like this dvd cloning software.