Saturday, April 23, 2011
Commission spokesman Keith Stephens says authorities received a call Friday evening that the missing gator was trying to cross a road near the Gov. Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center. Several wildlife biologists captured the gator and returned it to the nature center."
True to his word, Luken patiently waited for his turn at the teller window. Once there, he allegedly said, 'I'm gonna rob the bank.'
He added, 'First, I'm gonna pass you a note . . .', police sources said."
Five times and counting before three different judges, the Prince George’s County business owner has used a computer and a calculation to cast reasonable doubt on the reliability of the soulless traffic enforcers."
During the interactive portion, patrons are given credentials with a new mob nickname and spirited through a series of role plays where they become low-level bag men entrusted to deliver cash to an underboss."
Friday, April 22, 2011
Alternative Pulp & Paper Co. Ltd.
On any given day, Thailand-based entrepreneur Michael Flancman can be found scooping up elephant or cow poo at conservation parks and farms. He uses the droppings to make paper goods and stationery for his company, the Great Elephant Poo Poo Paper Co.
Flancman told AOL News that while the idea of 'repurposing' poo into paper may sound gross, in reality, the process is quite simple and sanitary."
A University of Houston official said on Thursday that Franco has been accepted for the doctoral program in literature and creative writing.
J. Kastely, director of the creative writing program, said Franco plans to enroll in September 2012.
Only 20 people are admitted to the graduate program each year, chosen from about 400 applicants, Kastely said. Half of those are in the doctoral program."
Despite this wealth of cultural references, book designers are surprisingly reluctant to use green on dust jackets – the color has a tendency to fade with age. The exception is any book written about the Irish or Ireland when it becomes peculiar to not see green used on the wrapper."
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Davis and Bob Carroll, her cowriter on 'I Love Lucy' and hundreds of scripts for other shows, worked together for more than 50 years."
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Burris was playing drums for Haggard's band, the Strangers, in 1969 when he helped write the anthem with which Muskogee would forever be identified."
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Third in the best-selling ‘Quiller’ series, The Striker Portfolio is Adam Hall (the pen-name of novelist Elleston Trevor) on absolutely top form.
Before there was Jason Bourne or Jack Reacher, ‘Quiller’ set the standard for tough, resourceful heroes who always took the most dangerous assignments unarmed and alone. In Striker, Quiller is in West Germany investigating the crashes of 36 military aircraft patrolling NATO’s front line. The state-of-the-art British-designed Striker SK-6 swing-wing fighter is falling out of the skies with such regularity their German pilots have christened it ‘The Widowmaker’.
Setting himself up as a target on both sides of the Iron Curtain, Quiller attempts to uncover the conspiracy behind the fatal air ‘accidents’ and survives one of the most detailed car chase sequences in spy fiction as well as proving why his code name comes with the suffix “9” – which means “reliable under torture”.
First published in 1969, the TNT edition comes with a previously unpublished essay (Life Like Quiller Part II) by Jean-Pierre Trevor, the son of Adam Hall. ISBN: 7981906288556.
Described on first publication as “a high tension shocker”, Andrew York’s The Eliminator introduced the character Jonas Wilde, who could pass for “a gentleman-yachtsman and slightly seedy playboy” but is really an ice-cold assassin. In fact he is by default the official assassin of the British Security Service, working for an organisation known as The Route based on the island of Guernsey.
The Eliminator was instantly snapped up by the movies and filmed as Danger Route in 1967, starring Richard Johnson, Gordon Jackson and Diana Dors. In 2010 the film was showcased at a university symposium on ‘Forgotten Spy Films of Cold War Europe’ and the book spawned seven further adventures for Jonas Wilde, the series coming to a close in 1975.
The yachting background and the island of Guernsey could hardly be more accurately described, as ‘Andrew York’ is the pen-name of prolific author Christopher Nicole who ‘discovered’ Guernsey whilst sailing his yacht Rose of Arden from England to France in 1957. He liked what he found and has lived there ever since, writing over 200 books of popular fiction and non-fiction, with two new novels published in 2010. Also in The Eliminator, Jonas Wilde’s private yacht Regina A is closely modelled on Chris Nicole’s Rose of Arden on which he first arrived in Guernsey.
First published in 1966.
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Even more compelling was the duration of the fighting at San Jacinto -- just 18 minutes.
But in true Texas fashion, the monument that commemorates the battle is 536 feet tall -- the world's tallest war memorial.
To some historians, the encounter April 21, 1836, between the ragtag 900-man Texian army and the more formally trained 1,300-man Mexican army is a metaphor for the Lone Star State.
'We'll make something big out of something small,' says Larry Spasic, president of the San Jacinto Museum of History Association, peering through a narrow rectangular window near the top of the San Jacinto Monument, which marks the battlefield."
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Every Tuesday night the Harmon Tap Room would feature races in which cheap feeder fish from a pet store were 'raced' down two 8-foot troughs. Racers guided the fish with squirt bottles."
Tim Hetherington, 41, a four time winner of the world press photographer award, reportedly died along with an American agency journalist when they were apparently deliberately targeted by Gaddafi's forces.
Born in Liverpool and educated at Oxford Univeristy, Mr Hetherington also won an award last year at the Sundance Film festival for his highly-acclaimed documentary Restrepo, a film about the war in Afghanistan. The film was nominated for an Oscar this year."
Last week, a pair of Italian entrepreneurs, Antonio Zuddas and Giovanni Castelli, debuted Blood Concept, a provocative fragrance line based on the four major human blood types: A, B, AB and O."
The Danish tribute to the King has been built in the town of Randers and will be known as Graceland Randers.
The building is almost identical to the original, although it is twice the size to house a shop, restaurant and museum.
Nearly 6,000 Elvis items, from guitars and letters to clothes, will be on display. Organisers hope to attract at least 50,000 visitors a year."
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Health department spokeswoman Claudia Hutton says the rules and lists of games and activities were sent out to municipalities and other camp operators under the previous administration."
She was 57.
Waitz captured the first of her nine New York City Marathon titles in 1978, setting a world record in 2 hours, 32 minutes, 30 seconds in her first attempt at 26.2 miles."
That's right, officials have decided the age-old street game - along with Wiffle Ball, kickball and dodgeball - poses a 'significant risk of injury.'
And classics like Capture the Flag, Steal the Bacon and Red Rover are also deemed dangerous in new state regulations for day camps."
Like her character, Dr. Megan Hunt, she enjoys a good mystery novel. 'My mother introduced me to writers like Ross Macdonald and John D. MacDonald when I was 8,' says Delany, who calls herself a 'secret nerd.'"
Monday, April 18, 2011
Hackford will produce along with Steven Chasman, Les Alexander, Sidney Kimmel and Jonathan Mitchell from a script by John J. McLaughlin, who most recently co-penned 'Black Swan.'
Pic, based on the book series by Donald Westlake, revolves around a thief who, though at times is forced to be a killer, still lives by a code of honor that includes never stealing money from people who need it. His word is his bond, and if he is crossed he will strike back relentlessly."
Lost Donald E. Westlake Novel Discovered
Hard Case Crime to Publish THE COMEDY IS FINISHED
New York, NY; London, UK (April 18, 2011) – Hard Case Crime today announced the discovery of an unpublished novel by acclaimed mystery writer Donald E. Westlake. THE COMEDY IS FINISHED, which Hard Case Crime will publish as its lead title in 2012, tells the story of an aging, politically conservative comedian kidnapped by a domestic terrorist group that threatens to kill him unless the government frees some of their imprisoned comrades. Westlake, who died on New Year’s Eve 2009, was a three-time winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award, received an Academy Award nomination for the screenplay of The Grifters, and was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, the organization’s highest honor. THE COMEDY IS FINISHED will be only the second novel ever to be published in hardcover by Hard Case Crime, the award-winning line of mystery novels published by Titan Books.
Now she has experienced her dream job of working as an interpreter after East of England MEP Robert Sturdy invited her to the parliament building in Brussels.
‘She was given a dispensation to get into the building, where there is usually a minimum age requirement of 14, and sat in a booth listening and interpreting,’ said her mother, Isabelle."
Sunday, April 17, 2011
The finding, published Thursday in the journal Science, could help explain how the first spoken language emerged, spread and contributed to the evolutionary success of the human species."