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Friday, December 14, 2007


As you probably know by now, APP has a new web site and have put all our blogs there.

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Monday, November 26, 2007


A swastika shaved into the fur of a German man's dog could land the pet owner in jail for three years.

Police found the dog with the banned Nazi symbol emblazoned in its fur when they went to the 29-year-old Straubing man's house after his ex-girlfriend called them for help.

She told police she wanted to collect her belongings but was afraid of the man.

Displaying the swastika in public is illegal in Germany.

Police are now attempting to find out if the man has walked the dog outside since altering its fur with the symbol.

Yikes ... Heil, mein schnauzer?

Photo by Photocapy

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Friday, November 23, 2007


A Georgia woman's finger was torn off when a 21-year-old man in a car drove by and snatched her purse out of her hands.

The drive-by purse-snatching landed Caesare R. Pinkins in Gwinnett County Jail with multiple felony counts of robbery, aggravated battery and burglary.

On Wednesday, Pinkins swiped the 55-year-old woman's purse as he drove by and then stepped on the gas. Her finger was pulled off during the robbery. Surgical attempts to reattach it were unsuccessful.

Authorities did not release the woman's name or say where the incident occurred.

On a tip, police later found Pinkins in a Lilburn neighborhood where he ditched the car he was driving and entered a home that was unlocked. He also faces charges for another purse-snatching outside a Target store Monday.

Nice to know someone fingered the creep.

NOT the "real finger" photo by Augie Schwer

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A Thanksgiving meal provided to nearly 3,000 United Airlines workers as a way to reach out to disgruntled employees landed some in need of medical attention for nausea and vomiting.

Mechanics, baggage handlers and other employees working at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport were offered the meal that many said "was not edible."

Five people became sick after eating the catered meal that included turkey they said "didn't smell quite right."

The dinner was seen as a reconciliatory gesture from the company after unions criticized the airline for awarding tens of millions of dollars in pay increases and bonuses to top managers while employees took pay cuts to help the company survive.

Damn airline food.

Photo by Dong Kwan

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007


A man who went on a Madrid television show to profess his love and propose marriage to his estranged girlfriend, only to be rejected, is now a suspect in her murder.

Ricardo Navarro, 30, got down on his knees, crying and offering an engagement ring to his former partner during a popular daytime talk show, Diario de Patricia on the network Antena 3.

The 30-year-old Russian woman, only known as Svetlana, rejected his proposal and was found four days later with her throat cut in the elevator of her Alicante apartment building.

The televised meeting attended by Svetlana was arranged at Navarro's request as a surprise for his ex-girlfriend so he could try to make up with her. She might have thought the surprise was going to be a visit from a Russian relative, a network official said.

Sadly, it sounds like network officials helped Cupid's arrow go a little more than astray.

Photo by Sontra

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007


About 1,500 pigs died in a fire last night at a Southampton farm.

The pigs were in two of the barns at Pig Farm Recycling and unable to escape the fire that leveled the structures at the facility.

Firefighters managed to keep the flames from reaching diesel fuel and gasoline tanks at the three-alarm blaze. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

Guess these little piggies won't be going to market.

Photo by Cathy Se

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