ABC's overnight news show, World News Now, has a recurring segment called " World News Then ", where they air pieces of ABC News broadcasts as they covered various important events of the past. Last April 1 st, they decided that instead of running a piece from a few decades ago, it would be more interesting to go back a few millennia. One of the stories they rebroadcast was the following report from 2 4 0 0 BC:... Read more
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According to police in Dahlonega, Ga., ROTC cadet Nick Berrena, 2 0, was stabbed to death in January by fellow cadet Jeffrey Hoffman, 2 3, who was trying to prove that a knife could not penetrate the flak vest Berrena was wearing.
" Demi Moore's new movie about the first woman in the elite Navy Seals still has no name, says Alex Kaseberg. " They decided not to go with the title chosen by a test marketing group - - ' Straight to Video. "
According to the Washington Times ( 7 / 2 / 9 7 ) when a Virginia High School student exposed mice to hard rock music 1 0 hours a day for three weeks, their ability to navigate...Read more
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It was eagle-eyed zookeepers who noticed first. The DNA testing only proved what they already suspected.
The Thompson Park Zoo's American bald eagle breeding program was going nowhere. Not with two males, anyway.
" We had our suspicions right away. The birds are virtually the identical size, said Director Glenn D. Dobrogosz, who laughed Tuesday about the gender mix-up that provided a comical start to the zoo's new eagle breeding program.
" It happens. Not a lot. But it happens, he said.
The two American bald eagles - supposedly a male and female - arrived at the zoo last July from the Bird Treatment and Learning Center in Anchorage, Alaska.
The two males became good buddies but zookeepers quickly realized there would be no amorous flights for these two, Dobrogosz said.
Because bald eagle...Read more
Tonya Harding supposedly saved an 8 1 - year-old woman's life at the Lost and Found Bar in Portland by performing CPR on her ( the medics...Read more
John Kallam graduated with a BA in criminology and entered the U. S. Army. He served for 2 0 years beginning in the late 1 9 3 0 ' s. He was an investigator during the Nuremberg trials of Nazi war criminals, and stayed in Germany for many years organizing civilian police forces in the post-war era. He also wrote numerous books on criminal justice. He retired from military service in the late 1 9 5 0 ' s at the rank of full colonel.
Returning to Fresno, California, he began teaching criminology at what was then Fresno State College. ( Later to become the California State University, Fresno. His work was well respected, but after about ten years of service, he was called to see the president of the college.
He was informed that he could no longer teach with just a bachelor's degree. Times were changing, he was told...Read more
The Democratic National Committee finally released thousands of pages of financial disclosure information. Says Vince Vieceli, " Unfortunately, they released them from a third-floor balcony in New York during the parade for the Yankees.
An Issaquah, Washington man apparently became frustrated with his personal computer, pulled out a gun and shot it. The computer, located in the man's home office, had four bullets holes in its hard drive and one in the...Read more
Cleaner Polishes Off Patients. South African Health - Pelonomi Hospital
Date: 2 6 July 1 9 9 6 1 0: 8
" For several months, our nurses have been baffled to find a dead patient in the same bed every Friday morning " a spokeswoman for the Pelonomi Hospital ( Free State, South Africa ) told reporters. " There was no apparent cause for any of the deaths, and extensive checks on the air conditioning system, and a search for possible bacterial infection, failed to reveal any clues. " However, further inquiries have now revealed the cause of these deaths. It seems that every Friday morning a cleaner would enter the ward, remove the plug that...Read more