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In the News, July 26 2008

Quantas Plane Lands With HUGE Hole in It

The gaping hole which appeared in the belly of a Qantas Airways Boeing 747 en route from London to Melbourne. Air safety investigators are searching for clues as to what caused a dramatic mid-air rupture which left a gaping hole in the fuselage of the plane which was carrying more than 300 passengers.(AFP/Edwin Loobrera)
Australian investigators began examining a Qantas jumbo jet which had to make an emergency landing after a large hole opened on its fuselage according to a Philippine aviation official. The Boeing 747-400 was cruising at 29,000 feet with 346 passengers when it was shaken by an explosive bang. The plane descended rapidly before landing safely minutes later at the Manila airport.

There were no injuries among the passengers and crew, but some of the passengers suffered nausea.
The Governator Bans Trans Fats

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Fast-food restaurants signs line a street July 24 in the South Los Angeles area of Los Angeles, California.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation that will ban restaurants and other retail food establishments from using oil, margarine and shortening containing trans fats. The new law, requires restaurants to use oils, margarines and shortening with less than half a gram of trans fat per serving by Jan. 1, 2010, and applies the standard to deep-fried bakery goods by Jan. 1, 2011.

California is the first state to ban trans fats from restaurant food, following several cities and major fast-food chains in erasing the notorious artery-clogger from menus.


5 Year Old Busts out of Day Care and Heads for HOOTERS

In Texas, investigators are looking into how the 5 year old managed to slip out of a day care center unnoticed, then cross two busy roads and end up a half-mile away at a Hooters restaurant.

With no chaperone for the boy in sight, the Hooters manager called police.

"We kept him in the back coloring and kept him pretty occupied until the police showed up," he said. Was he coloring in a Hooters coloring book?

The day care owner, said the boy had asked to go to the bathroom before he disappeared. When his father arrived minutes later to pick up the child, workers said they realized the boy was missing.

The five-year-old has not been back to the day care since the incident.

We've All Been there...

An angry man shot his lawn mower for not starting.The 56-year-old Milwaukee man is accused of shooting his lawn mower because it wouldn't start. Is this against the law in Milwaukee? He has been charged with felony possession of a short-barreled shotgun or rifle and misdemeanor disorderly conduct while armed.

Keith Walendowski told police he felt he had a right to shoot his mower.

He told police: "I can do that, it's my lawn mower and my yard so I can shoot it if I want."

A woman who lives at his house reported the incident. She says he was intoxicated. Now he can

face up to an $11,000 fine and six years and three months in prison if convicted.


Vince said...

GREAT Stories!
Keep up the good work Shakespere!

Eco Enthusiast said...

Interesting take on the news Shakespere

geanna said...

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I've added you to my roll.

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