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Published May 23, 2007




Police knocked on the door of a hotel room in Whitehall, Ohio, about 3 a.m. Tuesday, and Kenneth Carter scampered out the window in the next room over. According to WLWT-TV in Cincinnati, police covering the back of the hotel caught him. He was wanted in the shooting of a woman. Thing was, police hadn't been looking for him. They were looking into a domestic disturbance in the room where they knocked. It was a two-for-one deal, as it turns out, because police got the person in the domestic violence case, too.

Cop suspended for living bad porn plot

The pink Honda was speeding outside Nashville on May 7. Trooper James Moss had little choice but to pull the car over. In the car was adult film actor Barbie Cummings, above with her citation. She was on her way to her aunt's house. (That is so sweet!) He asked if she had any drugs in the car. Some "happy pills, " she admitted. The story is much more complicated than this, but what we can tell you is that, according to Cummings' blog, Moss did her the favor of throwing the pills in the woods, and, well, she did him a favor in return, right there outside the cruiser. And he took photos. And video. Moss has been suspended during an investigation.


Forget the liquid, watch the curry

Looks like the flight crew is going to have to start eating airline food. A flight attendant on a British Airways flight from London to Miami caused almost $40, 000 worth of damage when her dinner exploded in the microwave at 35, 000 feet, according to the Sun of London. Apparently, airplanes have really powerful microwaves, and mere mortal supermarket curry dinners become the equivalent of enriched uranium when superheated in one. The flight continued on to Miami, but the company sent out a memo warning of "disastrous consequences" of heating non-airline food in the microwaves. The airline assures passengers were never in danger.


Official brings Eagle back to Earth

Joey Gaut, a 16-year-old Eagle Scout in Scottdale, Pa., decided that he would raise money for a sign to welcome people to his town. According to WTAE-TV, he raised almost $2, 000 and got an artist to design a large granite rock with the words "Welcome to Scottdale" engraved in it. But his good deed hit a roadblock with the Borough Council president down on the idea. "I just can't support it, " said Tom Ermine, right there in front of everyone. "It's not beautiful." He also informed a stunned Gaut, "No one ever said life is fair." Ermine later said he had reacted based on bad information, and will apologize to Gaut. The council is expected to approve the sign.

Compiled from Times wires and other sources by staff writer Jim Webster.

[Last modified May 23, 2007, 00:33:38]

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