MANHUNT FOR FIRED LAPD OFFICER WHO'S KILLED THREE: A manhunt is ongoing in
yesterday afternoon (February 7th) to the mountains around
Reserves, wrote, "I will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare" to the LAPD, stating, "I never had the opportunity to have a family of my own, I'm terminating yours."
The search for Dorner, who was fired from the LAPD in 2008 on the charge of making
false statements, began after he was linked to a killing Sunday in which one of the victims, 28-year-old Monica Quan, was the daughter of a former police captain who had represented him during his disciplinary hearing, in which the tribunal ruled against him. Quan and her fiance, 27-year-old Keith Lawrence, were found shot in their car at their condominium. Yesterday, two officers on patrol in
Dorner, who drove up next to them and opened fire. One died and the other was seriously wounded.
Dorner was fired from the LAPD after he made a complaint against his field training
officer, Sergeant Teresa Evans, saying that in the course of an 2007 arrest, Evans more than once kicked suspect Christopher Gettler, a schizophrenic with severe dementia. The man's father gave testimony that supported Dorner's claim. But after the tribunal ruled against him, Dorner's complaint was considered a false statement. Dorner said in his manifesto that after he was fired he lost everything, including his relationships with his mother, sister and close
friends. He indicated he knew he would die once he began killing, but said he would use all of his training to avoid capture and track his targets, saying, "You have misjudged a sleeping giant."
BRENNAN DEFENDS DRONE STRIKES: John Brennan, who President Obama has nominated to head the
strikes, insisting that they are only used against targets planning to carry out attacks against the U.S., not as retribution for earlier attacks. Brennan, Obama's top anti-terrorism aide, also said that as deputy manager at the
POTENTIALLY HISTORIC BLIZZARD NEMO BEARING DOWN ON NORTHEAST: A blizzard that has the potential to be an historic storm in
for much of the region. The snow from Winter Storm Nemo is expected to start this morning, with the heaviest amounts falling tonight and into Saturday, with wind gusts possible of up to 65 miles per hour. Widespread power failures are feared, along with flooding in coastal areas that are still recovering from Superstorm Sandy.
FIRST LADY TO ATTEND MURDERED
was killed on January 29th after she and some friends rain into a park shelter to get out of the rain and a gunman walked up to them and began shooting. Pendleton, an honors student and majorette in the
ASTEROID TO FLY BY VERY CLOSE TO EARTH NEXT WEEK: A 150-foot-wide asteroid will fly by very close to Earth next Friday (February 15th), but scientists say there is no chance that it will hit our planet. The asteroid will come within some 17,000 miles of the Earth,
which is closer than the orbit of high-flying communication and weather satellites, and the nearest known flyby of an object this size. It will zip by at 17,400 miles per hour, which is about eight times faster than a bullet from a high-speed rifle, and even with binoculars and telescopes will appear only as a small point of light. The flyby will occur in the afternoon, Eastern time, over
THEORISTS: A court filing this week by
theorists have also harassed some
OFFICIAL: CAROLINE KENNEDY 'LEADING CONTENDER' TO BE AMBASSADOR TO CANADA: Fox News reported Thursday (February 7th) that Caroline Kennedy is the, quote, "leading contender" on President Obama's short list of candidates to be the next ambassador to Canada, citing what was described as a senior Democratic official. Kennedy,
the daughter of President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, has been a strong political and financial supporter of Obama. Canadian newspapers have also been floating other possible candidates for the spot, including former Washington Governor Christine Gregoire, former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, retired Republican Senator Olympia Snowe of
ARMSTRONG SUED FOR $12 MILLION: Lance Armstrong was sued Thursday (February 7th) by a
lawsuit notes that he repeatedly testified under oath in that dispute that he didn't use steroids, other drugs or blood doping to win, all of which he admitted to doing last month when in an interview with Oprah Winfrey. An Armstrong spokesman referred to the February 2006 settlement, which states, "No party may challenge, appeal or attempt to set aside" the
agreement, which is "fully and forever binding." But SCA counters that the case can be reopened because Armstrong's repeated lies under oath prevented it from proving he doped.
TOOL DRUMMER SAYS WE WILL
arrive "sometime this year . . . that's all I can say," adding, "The sooner the better for us. We're working everyday but you can never predict it, honestly. We're really excited about it so I hope all the fans will be too."
Carey also revealed to a different New Zealand website that one of the band's new
songs is a 20-minute epic, saying, "It's like an ever-evolving thing, it's probably going to turn into a thing that's like, a big trilogy type of feel to it . . . It will probably be over a 20-minute piece when it's all finished, so it will be a good part of the record. We're dealing with it in sections, but it's coming together really well, we're having lots of fun working on it,
that's for sure."
THEORY OF A DEADMAN AT
band has not spent a lot of time soaking up the sun and watching TV on their couches. In a new post at Twitter, the band revealed that work had already begun on album number five, writing, "New album underway!!! New stuff by summer!! Thx Theory fans." The group gave no indication whether it was already recording or just getting into the songwriting process for the disc.
METALLICA TO PERFORM NATIONAL ANTHEM, THROW OUT FIRST PITCH AT GIANTS GAME: The San Francisco Giants have announced that Metallica will throw out the first
pitch and perform the National Anthem at the world champion baseball team's May
3rd home game at AT&T Park, which will be dubbed Metallica Night. The Giants will be playing against the Los Angeles Dodgers that night. Metallica was originally formed in
city's heavier underground metal scene.
ELTON JOHN TO
drums on the new Queens disc, said, "Recently Elton and I recorded something together, something that people wouldn't imagine the two of us doing together," before letting Elton tell the rest of the story.
Elton explained, "I was in Vegas and I came back to L.A. and Engelbert Humperdinck had written me this very sweet letter and asked me to do a duet with him and I couldn't say no
. . . I went there and sang the duet with him and then I drove three blocks in the Valley and went from Engelbert to Queens of the Stone Age, which was a bit of a mindf***."
CHECK IT OUT: Watch Dave Grohl interview Elton John on Chelsea
MARILYN MANSON COLLAPSES ON STAGE: Marilyn Manson's concert in
CHECK IT OUT: Watch fan-filmed footage of Manson collapsing
on Wednesday night:
BRETT RATNER TO PRODUCE 'FARMVILLE' ANIMATED SERIES: Brett Ratner
has joined up with Six Eleven Media to turn the popular social networking game Farmville
into an animated show. No network is currently attached to air the series.
SIMON COWELL HOPES TO LAUNCH FOOD REALITY SHOW IN U.S.: Fox seems to have a lot of faith in Simon Cowell's ability to spin reality TV into gold. The network
is in talks to pick up an American adaptation of Cowell's new
The cooking show features a crew travelling around the country trying to find
unique recipes for dishes to sell in a high-end supermarket with winners receiving a cash prize. An insider tells Radar Online, "It's a pretty easy formula to translate to
MEN HIJACK TRAIN WITH CHILI POWDER: A gang of men in
According to reports, 10 men overpowered the train's driver and incapacitated police men by throwing chili powder into their eyes. The gang forced the train to stop and the man in custody, Upendra Singh, escaped into a waiting van. Authorities have sealed the borders in Chhattisgarh. Singh was facing charges of kidnapping and robbery. (BBC)
WOMAN COMMITTS SUICIDE BUT LEAVES NOTE BANNING CERTAIN PEOPLE FROM FUNERAL: A 22-year-old aspiring designer, who committed suicide by jumping off the
MEN SPEND MORE
women on gifts for Valentine's Day by 123-dollars. RetailMeNot, an online coupon website, released data that men spend an average of 287-dollars on Valentine's Day gifts while women spend just 164-dollars. The average person in a relationship plans to spend around 266-dollars for Valentine's Day. The research also found that 28-percent of men surveyed hope for a meal on Valentine's Day, and 19-percent of men said they'd like to receive tickets to an event. Twenty-four-percent of women surveyed said they hope to receive jewelry for
Valentine's Day. (Yahoo)
shocking reason why: the reflective surface will enable others to take a peek
at their panties.
2) Virginia- Fornication is still forbidden under the Code of Virginia,
Section 18.2-344. And forget about oral sex. All forms are considered
"crimes against Nature." But the most shocking is a law that comes
down on cab drivers. It is illegal to drive a person if you think they are
going for "illicit sexual intercourse."
3) Arizona- You can't have more than two sex toys in your home.
4) North Carolina- No kinky moves allowed. Couples must stay in the
missionary position while gettin' busy ... oh, and the shades must be drawn.
while his partner is having an orgasm. What? Why in the world did they ever
need a law for that?!
their right mind would break this law in the middle of a medical emergency?
use sex to pay off bets on matches they are playing. They also can't have sex
while at pool halls?
8) Minnesota- It's illegal for a guy to have sex with a live fish. So a
cold one is OK? So this one actually should be against the law just because of
the ick factor alone. I am amazed there needs to be a law for this!
9) Massachusetts- You can't have sex with a rodeo clown in the presence
of horses. Apparently it really spooks the horses.
HOLDING AN INSTRUMENT IN YOUR FACEBOOK PROFILE
a Facebook profile for a good looking guy, and sent friendship requests to 100 single women along with the line "Hey, what's up? I like your photo." In half of the friend-requests, the guy was holding a guitar, and in the other half he was not. Everything else about the two profile photos was identical.
Only five of fifty women accepted the friend request from the guitar-less guy, while 14 of 50 accepted the request from the man with the guitar. Study author Dr. Sigal Tifferet, a professor of psychology at
better genes or be multi-talented. (Men's Health)
WHAT YOUR FAVORITE MONOPOLY PIECE SAYS ABOUT YOU (The Gloss):
1) Car. You are passing through life in a dazzling blur. You are going where you are
going very, very quickly, but what will you find when you get there, Car
people? Is there even a "there" you have in mind or do you just want
to go faster and faster, the wind streaking through your hair, zig zagging down
cliffs in Monte Carlo until, one day - one day there will be a crash, car
people. No one can go so fast and emerge unscathed. Remember thou art mortal.
2) Wheelbarrow. I don't think you've had fun a day in your life. Stop.
Look up from your workload. Unfurl your tired hands. It is okay to let go a
little bit. Want to go do shots? No, seriously, let's do shots. Lemon drops.
You'll like them, I promise.
3) Dog. You were so faithful. And kind, really. You would slip extra
monopoly money to younger members of your family that were running low. You
never understood why everyone couldn't win. The fact that not everyone can win
at life fills you with a well of sorrow that will never dry.
4) Thimble. Safe, safe, safe, like you're in a little tower. Unlike the
wheelbarrows, you do not long for fun. You are intensely risk averse. You like
eating healthy, and going for walks, and you do not drink much. You believe
sugar is the devil. You will live to be 105.
5) Ship. You are a warmonger. It's fine. I mean, you're also a patriot,
but you should stop wearing t-shirts that advocate bombing other countries.
You're really in a minority, ship people. But you're strong in your convictions.
6) Top Hat. You wish men would wear ascots again. If you are a man, you
wish you could wear an ascot. All you ever wanted was a world of beauty and
grace and evening clothes, where everything seemed to happen amid a backdrop of
velvet curtains and softly playing chamber music. And if you need to make a
fortune and crush everyone in your path to get to that beautiful world, by God,
7) Shoe. You are probably happy just to be here. Here on the planet
earth, that is. You just want to walk all over this great planet, and go all
the places, and see everything. You are a new soul, and you are beautiful.
8) Iron (Gone, Forever.) You believed in hard work. Moreover, you
believed there was no shame in hard work. You did things, and if you didn't get
them right the first time, you just went back and did them again. You didn't
question your boss. You just did as you were supposed to as well as you could,
and you were grateful to do it. You think the kids today are all communists.
9) Cat. You're probably a communist. No, but really, you are wily.
You're quick thinking. You figure it's only a matter of time until your witty
Tweets get you a book deal. You believe not only that you can look a king in
the eyes, but that you OUGHT to, because you're just as good as them. You
believe this regardless of whether or not you have any personal
accomplishments. You have crippled the iron. I love you. I hate you. I am you.
YOUR DIET INFLUENCES HOW YOU SLEEP: Just as previous research has found that how much you sleep can affect your food choices, new research now links diet to how well you sleep. To find this, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the
The study was published in the journal Appetite. (TIME)