Michael Jackson – King of Pop and a Legand – Dead at 52

Thursday, June 25, 2009
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 Heart attack claims the life of Michael Jackson at age 50

He WAS the world

 Music icon Michael Jackson, whose fame spanned from his childhood with the legendary Jackson 5 to a superstar solo career that earned him the nickname ‘King of Pop,’ died Thursday afternoon at a Los Angeles hospital.

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 No words can convey one’s  feelings……flagranny2


Farrah Fawcett Dead at 62

Thursday, June 25, 2009
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“And now she has peace as she rests with the real angels,” Jaclyn Smith said.

0_62_Fawcett_Farrah90Farrah Fawcett, the multiple Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated American actress best known for her role as the vivacious Jill Munroe in the 1970s television series “Charlie’s Angels,” died in a Santa Monica hospital. She was 62.

Her spokesman, Paul Bloch, confirmed that the iconic actress died Thursday morning shortly after 9 a.m. PDT.

[ Her long-time partner Ryan O’Neal told People magazine Thursday, “She’s gone. She now belongs to the ages … She’s now with her mother and sister and her God. I loved her with all my heart. I will miss her so very, very much. She was in and out of consciousness. I talked to her all through the night. I told her how very much I loved her. She’s in a better place now.” ]

Other “Charlie’s Angels” stars paid tribute to her.

“Farrah had courage, she had strength, and she had faith. And now she has peace as she rests with the real angels,” Jaclyn Smith said.

Said Cheryl Ladd: “She was incredibly brave, and God will be welcoming her with open arms.”

Fawcett was diagnosed with anal cancer in September 2006 and, despite going into remission and enduring extensive chemotherapy and surgery both in the U.S. and Germany, it was revealed earlier this year that the cancer had spread to her liver. She stopped receiving treatment in May..          For the full article continue

For Farrah Fawcett’s family and friends please know my thoughts and prayers are with you ………flagranny2

Claudia Mejia – Mother Who Lost Limbs Settles Lawsuit

June 22, 2009

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claudia_MejiaLONGWOOD, Fla. — The case of a woman who lost both arms and legs to a flesh-eating bacteria settled her lawsuit with the Orlando Regional Healthcare System on Monday

Claudia Mejia, after 4 years struggling has finally settled her lawsuit with the hospital but still had pending legal action against the doctors and nurses.  Four years ago she went to the hospital as a soon to be mother but  ended up leaving  a mother and an amputee. She was told she had a flesh-eating bacteria and they would have to amputate both arms and legs. What a choice! 

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Stallworth-NFL Star Pleads Guilty to DUI Manslaughter/Ohio Teen Gets 23 Years in Prison for killing mother over video game

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 

I’ve included two articles in one post because in both crimes the convictions were the same but the punishments were far from being the same. The NFL player, charged with manslauter, received 30 days in jail while the 17 year old teen received 23 years without parole.  Did the punishment fit the crime?  Comments welcomed.

2_61_donte_320MIAMI —  The NFL and the Cleveland Browns are reviewing the charges against wide receiver Donte Stallworth, who is accused of killing a pedestrian while driving his Bentley drunk after a night out at a posh South Beach hotel. 
 Excerpt  [ Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle cited Stallworth’s lack of previous criminal record, cooperation with police and willingness to accept  “For all of these reasons, a just resolution of this case has been reached,” Rundle said. ] End of excerpt

Stallworth also reached a confidential financial settlement to avoid a potential lawsuit from the family of 59-year-old Mario Reyes, according to Stallworth attorney Christopher Lyons. Reyes was struck and killed March 14 by Stallworth, Stallworth, 28, told Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Dennis Murphy that he hopes to get involved in drunken driving education programs.

“I accept full responsibility for this horrible tragedy,” said Stallworth, who was accompanied at the hearing by his parents, siblings and other supporters. “I will bear this burden for the rest of my life.”

Stallworth faced 15 years in prison. After his release from jail, Stallworth [ Full story ]


Ohio Teen Gets 23 Years in Prison for killing mother over video game

2_61_011209_MomSlain ELYRIA, Ohio —  A northeast Ohio teen who shot and killed his mother and wounded his minister father was sentenced Tuesday to 23 years in prison for crimes rooted in his obsession with video games with violent themes.

Daniel Petric, 17, who could have gotten life without parole, shook his head slightly, sniffled and held back tears but sat down without saying a word when given the chance by Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge.

Petric’s eyes were red from crying when his father, Mark Petric, asked the judge to be lenient and said his son regrets killing his mother and reminds his father often that he is glad his father survived.

“He’s told me that many times,” said Mark Petric. As for his mother, Daniel Petric’s frequent comment is “Dad, I miss mom. I miss mom,” the father said.

“He still does not understand why he did something so terrible,” Mark Petric told the judge. [ continue ]

Dethroned – Miss California USA

Source: – CNN.com
By Alan Duke
June 10, 2009 


Donald Trump poses with Carrie Prejean in May. Prejean was removed as Miss California USA on Wednesday.

Donald Trump poses with Carrie Prejean in May. Prejean was removed as Miss California USA on Wednesday.

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN)— Carrie Prejean has been dethroned as Miss California USA for “contract violations,” including missing scheduled pageant events, according to a state pageant official.

Prejean, 22, retained her title last month despite a controversy over topless photos, missed appearances and her statements against same-sex marriage.

Miss USA pageant owner Donald Trump decided to fire Prejean a month after he gave her a second chance.

“Carrie is a beautiful young woman, and I wish her well as she pursues her other interests,” Trump said.

Runner-up Tami Farrell, who was Miss Malibu, will immediately assume the Miss California USA title, state pageant Executive Director Keith Lewis said.

This was a decision based solely on contract violations, including Ms. Prejean’s unwillingness to…[ Continue ]

4 Men With Turtle Flee Deputies/Arson Victim blames VooDoo-2 articles I thought you might enjoy

Source: Wesh2.com
June 9, 2009

COCOA BEACH, Fla.Four men led Brevard deputies on a chase that began on the Beachline and ended up on an Interstate 95 on-ramp, said authorities.

OCOEE, Fla. — Arson Victim Says She Was Threatened With Voodoo

Woman’s Fingers Cut Off By Machete

SOURCE: FoxNews & Orlando Sentinel
UPDATED: 8:01 am EDT June 10, 2009

NORTH LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Authorities said a Broward man attacked his girlfriend with a machete and chopped off four of her fingers.

The sheriff’s office reports that the woman was taken to a nearby hospital for emergency surgery Tuesday night. She was listed in critical condition.

Authorities said the attacker, Ramos-Murillo, 21, was also taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries. He faces attempted murder charges once he’s released.

Authorities aren’t saying what led to the attack.

More Bodies Found in Desperate Ocean Search for Air France Crash Wreckage

Sunday, June 07, 2009
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4_68_060709_airfrance1 RECIFE, Brazil —  Search ships methodically worked through a “sea of debris” from a doomed Air France jet Sunday, recovering 15 more bodies near the spot where the Airbus A330 is believed to have gone down a week ago.

 The cause of the doomed jet is still unknown although after recovering a total of 17 bodies, (2 bodies were recovered Saturday, and Brazilian and French ships picked up 15 more Sunday),  about 45 miles from where the jet sent out it’s last signal, indicated electrical failure and loss of cabin pressure. 

The French agency investigating the disaster said airspeed instruments on the plane had not been replaced as the maker had recommended, but cautioned that it was too early to draw conclusions if the airspeed instruments…. [Continue ]

Large Chunks of Air France Jet Found in Atlantic Ocean