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Dennis Hopper Dies at 74

30 May

Dennis Hopper, whose pot-addled Billy in Easy Rider and psychopathic Frank Booth inBlue Velvet helped put the icon in iconoclastic, has died after a decade-long battle with prostate cancer. He was 74.

Taken ill with flu-like symptomslast September, Hopper later said he was suffering with prostate cancer.

Born in Dodge City, Kansas – his father, Jay Hopper, reputedly was an intelligence officer in the pre-CIA Office of Strategic Services, which explained his son’s peripatetic American upbringing – Hopper was 19 when he was cast in his very first movie opposite none other than James Dean: 1955’s Rebel Without a Cause. Hopper played a character named “Goon.”

Jesse James Now What????

28 May

After Sandra said how supportive her husband has been during her Oscar speech she finds out her was cheating on her with tattoo strippers. Now he is ‘sick of people thinking he is a monster’

Apparently he broke down in tears in an interview talking about failed marriages and abuse as a child.

Is this interview proving he’s human or is he trying to get off the most hated list.

-Juicystar07

Olympics.

15 Feb

So before I post what I have to say I need to apologize for no posting its a record 2 weeks I am truly sorry. Now I will post lots today.

OLYMPICS!

  • “We are the world” did you like it or not? I prefer the one with Michael Jackson. Did you know that one was made 2 days after I was born? So comment what you thought of it and I am happy they made it for Haiti so I downloaded it.
  • Figure Skating it blew me away. They also had record for the highest score ever. If you recorded it and haven’t got a chance to watch it…I recommend you do!
  • The man that died. It was sad. But what he was doing was definitely dangerous.
  • Opening Ceremony did you see the mistake of 3 torches instead of 4. Personally it made me laugh. But I like the part with the snowboarder as the named the previous locations. What did you think?

Happy Watching Tonight 🙂

-offcialashleytisdale

Kristen and Ashley T.

EARTHQUAKE!!!!!!!!!!

14 Jan

Okay…Most of you guys know about the 7.0 Earthquake in Haiti…an Island of the Caribbean but I am posting this for those of you that haven’t heard yet I feel its is extremely sad since the buildings aren’t necessarily well made and most of them collapsed and people were injured.

If you want to see a quick video of the quake click HERE. That really all I have to except for the fact how Obama wants to help the people there and I am sure you will be seeing donation links online to help repair the area.

-RosieRosieRed

Did you hear?

3 Jan

Brittany Murphy died. Its so sad. No one kn ows why yet..it could’ve been from not eating, drugs, or her health problems. I will watch clueless again in memory or her. Why do you think she died?

-officialashleytisdale

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5 Dec

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Texas lawmaker calls for shake-up after prisoner’s escape

2 Dec

Copied From: CNN

By Thomas G. Watkins, CNN

(CNN) — The man who oversees Texas’ criminal justice system called Wednesday for a shake-up as authorities searched for a prisoner in a wheelchair who escaped on foot Monday from two armed guards as he was being transferred between prisons.

“I just think enough’s enough,” said state Sen. John Whitmire, a Democrat from Houston who is chairman of the state Senate’s Criminal Justice Committee.

“We need a complete shake-up of the leadership of our prison system and/or an outside review by third parties,” he said of the escape of Arcade Comeaux Jr., 49. “We just can’t have security breaches of this nature.”

The 6-foot, 200-pound Comeaux was serving a life sentence for aggravated sexual assault and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

A van containing him and two correctional officers left the Estelle prison in Huntsville about 5:45 a.m. Monday, bound for the Stiles prison in Beaumont, where Comeaux was being reassigned, said Michelle Lyons, director of public information for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in Huntsville, in a written statement.

Comeaux was shackled and in a wheelchair, “which he had claimed was needed for mobility,” Lyons said.

About 45 minutes into the trip, as they were driving through Conroe, 40 minutes north of Houston, the prisoner pulled out a pistol and ordered the guards to drive south to Baytown, east of Houston. There, he took one of the guards’ gray uniforms, handcuffed the officers together and left them in the rear of the van, Lyon’s statement said.

He fired once during the incident but hit no one, an official said.

Comeaux fled at about 9 a.m., leaving his weapon but taking the officers’ two semiautomatic pistols and a 12-gauge shotgun, Lyons said.

Law enforcement officers found the unharmed officers an hour later.

Comeaux was being transferred to Beaumont so he would be near John Sealy Hospital in Galveston, for treatment of the supposed paralysis he had suffered during a reported stroke, Whitmire said.

“There’s a theory working that he staged the whole thing,” the senator said. “He’s a con; he’s a manipulator, and he’s outfoxing the people who are charged with the responsibility of keeping him securely incarcerated.”

John Moriarty, inspector general of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, said that such lapses are highly unusual in theTexas penal system.

“We have no open gun investigations other than this one,” he said. “The last one was several years ago.”

Meanwhile, $16,000 in reward money has been offered for information leading to Comeaux’s rearrest, and more than 100 investigators are searching for the escapee, focusing on the Houston area, where he grew up and has relatives.

Among them is Comeaux’s mother, Joyce Comeaux.

“I’m trying to find out what the heck happened,” she said from her home in Houston. “How did my son come in contact with a gun inside the prison? I know he didn’t leave and go shopping. I’m looking at a corrupt system here.”

She added, “How did a young man who’s shackled overpower two guards with a gun?”

The mother of 11, of whom Arcade was her third, said she was concerned that her son is possibly being set up to be killed.

“My husband is devastated, as I am,” she said.

“His record is bad, and I admit that. I’m not hiding that.”

She said she hopes he returns to his parents’ house “so that I can talk to him, give him a good meal, a good bath, and send him back where he come from.”

Whitmire said previous discussions of contraband in the prisons had centered on cigarettes and cell phones, but Monday’s escape has upped the ante.

“Now we see that weapons have entered our prisons,” he said.

He said the guards had failed to pat down Comeaux while he was in his wheelchair and before they began the trip.

“Sure enough, he has a firearm,” he said. “The question is, are there others? I think you have to assume that there are until you find out differently.”

This year, more than 900 cell phones have been confiscated from the 112 locations that house the state’s 158,000 prisoners.

“I want the director to come forward and tell us what it’s going to take” to solve the problem, Whitmire said.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice Executive Director Brad Livingston, who has been in the job since 2005, did not immediately respond to a call seeking comment.

Comeaux’s criminal record dates back more than three decades. In 1979, he received three 10-year sentences for rape of a child, aggravated rape of a child and burglary of a building with the intent to commit theft, all in Harris County.

He was released on mandatory supervision in 1983, but he was returned to prison in 1984 after being convicted of indecency with a child and sentenced to 20 years.

In June 1991, he was released on mandatory supervision but returned as a violator four months later. Paroled in December 1993, he was returned as a parole violator a year later. In February 1996, he was again paroled but was returned to prison in June 1998 with a life sentence for aggravated sexual assault.

Though he had been in prison ever since, his criminal record didn’t end. In July 1999, he used his wheelchair to pin his wife against a wall during a contact visit and stabbed her 17 times with a homemade knife, Moriarty said. He also stabbed another prison visitor who tried to intervene; both victims survived.

For that, Comeaux was convicted on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and received two additional life sentences.

I will post 2 more articles

-OfficialAshleyTisdale

Auctioning Of Bernie Madoff!

15 Nov

Article from: CNN

Summary by: Lili

Summary:

You know that evil investor who caused millions to be broke. Well now there auctioning off his stuff. To pay back who he stole from. Read this article to find out more information on this horrible crook and what will happen! One hint his jet sells for  $14,500!

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — It was a very good day for the victims of Bernie Madoff. Several hundred of his former possessions were auctioned off in New York City on Saturday, and most of them sold for prices that crushed their high estimates.

In total, the auction brought in more than $900,000 from goods seized from Madoff’s properties.

Bernie’s New York Mets jacket fetched $14,500 — more than 20 times what was expected. Ruth Madoff’s diamond dangle earrings knocked down a cool $70,000, more than three times the high estimate of $21,400. A pair of her onyx-and-diamond earrings also went for $70,000, more than seven times the high estimate of $9,800.

Three duck decoys, which were sold in separate lots for a total of $11,500, had been estimated to sell for $184 — total.

“This is great for the victims,” said Roland Ubaldo, the U.S. Marshal who was supervising the proceedings. “But it’s just a fraction of the money they lost.”

‘Tough Woman’ cop hailed Fort Hood Hero

7 Nov

By: Mallory Simon and Jim Spellman of CNN

Copied from: CNN

Fort Hood, Texas (CNN) — The police officer who ended the Fort Hood massacre by shooting the suspect is known as the enforcer on her street, a “tough woman” who patrolled her neighborhood and once stopped burglars at her house.

“If you come in, I’m going to shoot,” Kimberly Munley told the would-be intruders last year.

It was Munley who arrived quickly Thursday at the scene of the worst massacre at an Army base in U.S. history, where 13 people were killed. She confronted the alleged gunman, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, and shot him four times. Munley was wounded in the exchange.

That’s just like her, friends and family say.

“I just felt more protected knowing she was on my street,” neighbor Erin Houston said.

Munley, the mother of a 3-year-old girl, lives on a street where a lot of homes are vacant because so many residents are deployed at war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“We sleep a lot safer knowing she’s on the block,” said Sgt. William Barbrow, another neighbor.

When Bryan Munley heard that his sister-in-law thwarted the alleged gunman in a shootout, he wasn’t surprised.

“There’s nothing that stands in her way. It completely makes sense that she did what she did,” he said from Downingtown, Pennsylvania. “It was amazing. Without her, there would have been a lot more people killed.”

He added, “She is definitely a tough woman.”

Munley, 34, is being treated for her wounds. Her father, former Carolina Beach, North Carolina, Mayor Dennis Barbour, said his daughter is doing well.

“Her efforts were superb,” said Col. Steven Braverman, the base hospital commander.

Lt. Gen. Bob Cone, Fort Hood‘s commanding general, described Munley as a “trained, active first responder” who acted quickly after she “just happened to encounter the gunman.”

“Really a pretty amazing and aggressive performance by this police officer,” he said.

Cone said Munley and her partner responded “very quickly” to the scene — reportedly in about three minutes.

On social networking sites, she was lauded for her actions. One Facebook fan page was called “Sgt. Kimberly Munley: A Real American Hero” and had more than 1,400 members.

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“My prayers for a fast recovery as well as my sincere thanks of an outstanding job,” one person wrote. One woman added, “U got some brass balls, girl … u r my hero!!!!”

Authorities say Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, opened fire at a military processing center at Fort Hood on Thursday, killing 13 and wounding 30 others.

Cone was asked on CNN’s “American Morning” whether Munley’s shots brought down the assailant and stopped him from shooting.

“That’s correct,” Cone said. “The critical factor here was her quick response to the situation.”

Bryan Munley said Munley is married to his brother, Staff Sgt. Matthew Munley. He said Matthew was in Downingtown, outside Philadelphia, visiting his family when the shootings happened. The couple, married since 2006, have a 3-year-old daughter named Jayden.

Bryan Munley said Matthew had recently been transferred to Fort Bragg in North Carolina and has done two tours in Iraq. Kimberly was trying to find a job in North Carolina and was hoping to move there soon, Matthew said.

Matthew was at Fort Bragg on Friday, trying to get a flight to Texas to see his wife.

A page on Twitter lists the name “Kim Munley” of Killeen, Texas, near Ford Hood. It has a photo of a female police officer with the name “Kim Munley” on her uniform.

Its bio blurb has particular resonance in the aftermath of the incident.

“I live a good life….a hard one, but I go to sleep peacefully @ night knowing that I may have made a difference in someone’s life.”

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Missing baby was locked in chest for 12 hours

5 Nov

From: CNN

Note:  May be slightly scary to those under 8. I am so glad she was found very happy story.

 

(CNN) — A 7-month-old baby was locked in a 2-by-3 foot cedar chest hidden underneath her aunt’s bed for 12 hours before police found her Wednesday night, a Florida sheriff said Thursday.

Shannon Lee Dedrick, who had been reported missing four days earlier, is in good condition, Washington County Sheriff Bobby Haddock said

“There was no bottle, just a blanket to cover [her],” Haddock said. “She was healthy…she was just wide open and surprised.”

Police think Crystina Lynn Mercer gave her daughter to the baby’s paternal aunt, Susan Baker, a day before reporting her missing, Haddock said. Both women have been charged in connection with the incident.

Baker, who also babysits the child, met with Mercer on Friday and asked if she could permanently take custody of the infant, Haddock said.

“Susan Baker took custody of Shannon from her mother sometime in the hours of October 31st,” he said.

That morning, Mercer reported her baby missing to police.

Both women have been charged with interference of child custody, a third-degree felony. They also were charged with making a false report of a missing child, a false report of a crime and contributing to the delinquency of a child, all misdemeanor charges. Mercer has been charged with desertion of a child, and Baker has been charged with child neglect with aggravated circumstances, both felony charges.

Haddock offered no suspected motive.

Baker’s husband was also in custody, but he was released without being charged, Haddock said.

~Lili