An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

May 12, 2007

Evening Snack (5/12)

Filed under: General News — olbroad @ 8:54

Ho family loses daughter, 52

The family of legendary entertainer Don Ho suffered another loss yesterday when Ho’s daughter, Dayna Ho-Henry, was found dead in Waialua, nearly a week after her father’s ashes were scattered off Waikiki. She was 52.

The Ho’s have had some tough times lately. Prayers.

Pacman’s lawyers hint at suing NFL

Pacman Jones was in New York on Friday for Round 2 with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, hoping to get his one-year suspension reduced as part of an appeal process.

If the Titans cornerback isn’t satisfied with Goodell’s decision, however, there’s a chance Jones and his attorneys could take things a step further by filing a federal lawsuit against the NFL.

What a jackass! Why can’t these bozos accept the consequences of their actions, and leave it at that?

Murder case against man who won landmark decision is delayed

The murder case against an Alameda man who won a landmark 2004 state Supreme Court decision that said hundreds of mental patients cannot be forced to take their medication has been delayed pending an evaluation of his competence to stand trial.

I think someone made a mistake on that particular decision.

2 dead after triple shooting in southwest Houston

Witnesses said traffic barely slowed when a triple shooting at 8:35 p.m. claimed the lives of two people in the 7300 block of Fondren. But thanks to the efforts of several good Samaritans trained to render first aid, the third victim made it to a local hospital.

Typical behavior for Houston. It’s easier to pretend something isn’t happening than get involved. One reason I am none too fond of large cities.

European officials back plan to profile mosques

Security officials from Europe’s largest countries on Saturday threw their weight behind the EU Commission’s plans to map out mosques on the continent to identify imams who preach radical Islam that raises the threat of homegrown terrorism.

Excellent idea!

Rare albino ‘gator on display in Tenn.

This white alligator has it made in the shade. A rare albino alligator on loan to the Knoxville Zoo spent one recent afternoon basking under a heat lamp beside a warm pool with one claw lazily dipped in the water. If outside, her skin would burn in the sun.

Cool.

Taking the War Out of a Child Soldier

The teenager stepped off an airplane at Kennedy International Airport on Nov. 8 and asked for asylum. Days before, he had been wielding an automatic weapon as a child soldier in Ivory Coast. Now he had only his name, Salifou Yankene, and a phrase in halting English: “I want to make refugee.”

It just amazes me the evil done to children. I will never understand it, nor do I want to.

Deadly fish virus found in Winnebago chain

The state Department of Natural Resources announced Saturday that two fish from Little Lake Butte des Morts have preliminarily tested positive for a deadly fish virus called viral hermorrhagic septicemia, or VHS.

I wonder how this is going to affect the folks heading into the area to fish.  I know diddly about fish, but I can imagine this is not a good thing.

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