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« on: February 04, 2007, 04:28:00 pm »
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 Arrest in fatal elevator fall at NY club
 
 Sun Feb 4, 4:46 AM ET
 
 A man died after falling down an elevator shaft during a dispute at a swank Manhattan nightclub once featured on the popular television show "Sex and the City," police said.
 
 Police early Sunday arrested Granville Adams, 43, and charged him with criminally negligent homicide in the death of Orlando Valle, 35.
 
 Investigators said the two men fought early Saturday morning at BED New York, a club in the Chelsea neighborhood known for providing beds for its lounging patrons. It was once featured on the TV show "Sex and the City."
 
 Adams pushed Valle against sixth-floor elevator doors, which opened, causing Valle to fall into the shaft, police said. A message left at a Brooklyn telephone number listed for Adams was not immediately returned early Sunday.
 
 Valle plummeted four floors before landing on top of the elevator car at the second floor of the converted warehouse space, police said. Valle, of the Bronx, was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
 
 According to Valle's younger sister, Luz, relatives and friends who had been at the club said he had been trying to intervene in a dispute and make peace, but instead became involved himself.
 
 The elevator had previously passed all necessary inspections, said Kate Lindquist, a spokeswoman for the Buildings Department.
 
 The impact of the men's bodies popped an elevator door off its rollers, according to Rus Laiosa, an elevator inspector who was called into the club after the incident.
 
 BED's patrons can sip cocktails and don the club's complimentary socks while looking out at the city from an outdoor deck.
 
 Calls to BED went unanswered early Sunday.
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2007, 03:22:00 am »
This one is just too good to let slip by.
 
 Astronaut charged with kidnap attempt
 
 By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press Writer
  13 minutes ago
 
 An astronaut drove 900 miles and donned a disguise to confront a woman she believed was her rival for the affections of a space shuttle pilot, police said. She was arrested Monday and charged with attempted kidnapping and other counts.
 
 U.S. Navy Capt. Lisa Nowak, 43, who flew last July on a shuttle mission to the international space station, was also charged with attempted vehicle burglary with battery, destruction of evidence and battery. She was denied bail.
 
 Police said Nowak drove from her home in Houston to the Orlando International Airport to confront Colleen Shipman.
 
 Nowak believed Shipman was romantically involved with Navy Cmdr. William Oefelein, a pilot during space shuttle Discovery's trip to the space station last December, police said.
 
 Nowak told police that her relationship with Oefelein was "more than a working relationship but less than a romantic relationship," according to an arrest affidavit. Police officers recovered a love letter to Oefelein in her car.
 
 NASA spokesman James Hartsfield in Houston said that, as of Monday, Nowak's status with the astronaut corps remained unchanged.
 
 "What will happen beyond that, I will not speculate," he said.
 
 Hartsfield said he couldn't recall the last time an astronaut was arrested and said there were no rules against fraternizing among astronauts.
 
 When she found out that Shipman was flying to Orlando from Houston, Nowak decided to confront her, according to the arrest affidavit. Nowak raced from Houston to Orlando wearing diapers so she wouldn't have to stop to urinate, authorities said.
 
 Astronauts wear diapers during launch and re-entry.

 
 Dressed in a wig and a trench coat, Nowak boarded an airport bus that Shipman took to her car in an airport parking lot. Shipman told police she noticed someone following her, hurried inside the car and locked the doors, according to the arrest affidavit.
 
 Nowak rapped on the window, tried to open the car door and asked for a ride. Shipman refused but rolled down the car window a few inches when Nowak started crying. Nowak then sprayed a chemical into Shipman's car, the affidavit said.
 
 Shipman drove to the parking lot booth, and the police were called.
 
 During a check of the parking lot, an officer followed Nowak and watched her throw away a bag containing the wig and BB gun. They also found a steel mallet, a 4-inch folding knife, rubber tubing, $600 and garbage bags inside a bag Nowak was carrying when she was arrested, authorities said.
 
 Inside Nowak's vehicle, which was parked at a nearby motel, authorities uncovered a pepper spray package, an unused BB-gun cartridge, latex gloves and e-mails between Shipman and Oefelein. They also found a letter "that indicated how much Mrs. Nowak loved Mr. Oefelein," an opened package for a buck knife, Shipman's home address and hand written directions to the address, the arrest affidavit said.
 
 Police said Nowak told them that she only wanted to scare Shipman into talking to her about her relationship with Oefelein and didn't want to harm her physically.
 
 "If you were just going to talk to someone, I don't know that you would need a wig, a trench coat, an air cartridge BB gun and pepper spray," said Sgt. Barbara Jones, a spokeswoman for the Orlando Police Department. "It's just really a very sad case. ... Now she ends up finding herself on the other side of the law with some very serious charges."
 
 If convicted of attempted kidnapping, Nowak could face a maximum of life in prison.
 
 It was not immediately known whether Nowak had an attorney.
 
 Oefelein and Shipman did not immediately return phone messages Monday night.
 
 According to NASA's official biography, Nowak is married with three children. During her 13-day mission in July she operated the robotic arm during three spacewalks.
 
 Oefelein is unmarried. He piloted the space shuttle Discovery in December. He has two children, according to a NASA biography.
 
 Nowak and Oefelein were both first-time fliers during their shuttle missions last year. They trained together but never flew together.
 
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2007, 12:39:00 pm »
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2007, 01:40:00 pm »

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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2007, 11:45:00 am »
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2007, 11:50:00 am »
Frankly, I'm beginning to think that there is no room left in rehab for people who actually need it.  Mark Foley.  Isaiah Washington.  Miss USA, Tara Conner.  The Mayor of San Francisco. With press releases replacing Catholic confessional booths as America's most painless form of pardon, everyone who gets caught doing something embarrassing makes a perfunctory pilgrimage to a rehab facility. These are really just lushly landscaped, deluxe resorts for celebrities who've found yet one more excuse to gather and talk about themselves.  How long before "Rehab!" is the standard reply to the question: "You've just won the Super Bowl, what are you going to do now?"
 
 Television's smarmy entertainment hosts nod hosannas when celebrities and politicians use a quick stay at rehab as a cheap, insincere ploy for secular absolution, but don't even suggest an involuntary trip to rehab when a drugged-out celebrity they want to retain access to nods off in the middle of an interview.  
 
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2007, 11:55:00 am »
What irks me even more is when some of these same elite (Rush Limpdick, et al) junkies and alchies insist that jail is the solution for those with the same problems of the lower classes.
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2007, 12:03:00 pm »
Rush is of the higher classes?

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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2007, 12:09:00 pm »
Ha!    :D   When he's rocking the oxy he is! He's a total lowlife as far as I'm concerned but he's treated as one of the privileged classes in the eyes of the law. Joe Blow hanging on the corner would be in jail now for the exact same offence. Except maybe in Baltimore where everyone gets a lot of free passes out of jail...but that's another story for another day.
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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2007, 01:58:00 pm »
Anti-Flag Bassist's Sister Murdered
 
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« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2007, 01:12:00 pm »
Foxy Brown Arrested
 
 The rapper was arrested for battery in a Florida beauty shop.
 
 Foxy Brown was arrested last night for assault and battery. Police said she threw hair glue and spit at a beauty store employee working at Queen Beauty Supply, in Pembroke Pines, Fla., and subsequently fought with a police officer. She was charged with battery and resisting an officer with violence.
 
 According to the police report, Brown, whose real name is Inga Marchand, was "utilizing beauty products in the bathroom of the business" when beauty store employee Hayssamn Ghoneim told her the store was closing. Brown allegedly threw hair glue at Ghoneim, then spat on him while he was calling 911 for police assistance. The reporting officer writes, "I responded and observed the saliva stain on the victim's shirt," and says when he attempted to arrest Brown, she struggled. There were no injuries. According to the report, Brown wants to prosecute the officer for battery.
 
 Brown was previously ordered three years' probation and anger management classes for scuffling with manicurists last August in New York. Last month, she recieved "excellent" probation report after appearing in Manhattan Criminal Court. She is currently being held on $1,500 bond in a Pompano Beach, Fla. Jail.
 
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« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2007, 02:02:00 pm »
Music Producer Concubines
 
  A dad, again and again, again, etc.
 
 Ricky Lackey has six children on the way.
 
 Don't call them sextuplets - they're each with different women.
 
 When Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Melba Marsh asked Lackey during sentencing Friday on a charge of attempted theft how many children he had, the 25-year-old said, "None, but I have six on the way."
 
 A stunned Marsh tried to clarify. "Are you marrying a woman with six children?" she asked.
 
 "No, I be concubining," he said.
 
 Prosecutors said Lackey is the expectant father of six children with six different women. The women all are expected to deliver in August, September and October.
 
 Lackey's lawyer, Stephen Wenke, stopped his client from saying more.
 
 Marsh said she wasn't sure how to respond, so she let the issue drop since it wasn't relevant to the proceedings.
 
 Lackey, a music producer who told Marsh he was on the cusp of a $2 million deal that would net him $300,000 upfront, was convicted Friday on a reduced charge of attempted theft.
 
 Prosecutors say the Avondale man defrauded U.S. Bank out of $3,975 by depositing empty envelopes into ATM machines, claiming they contained cash, and depositing bad checks before withdrawing cash on the falsely inflated balances.
 
 Lackey has repaid the money, according to court records.
 
 Marsh ordered no other sentence, because restitution had been paid.
 
 As Lackey left the courtroom, a group of teenage girls there for another case appeared to know Lackey.
 
 "Oh, there's Ricky Lackey!" one swooned.
 
 Lackey shrugged the attention off with one word and a wave of his hand.
 
 "Fans," he said.

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« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2007, 10:57:00 am »
Punk rocker jailed over fatal stabbing
 
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 LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) -- The singer with defunct punk rock band Mest was jailed on suspicion of murder in Los Angeles Sunday after police said he confessed to stabbing his ex-girlfriend's new lover.
 
 Tony Lovato, 26, was held on $1 million bail after telling police that he was assaulted earlier in the day by Wayne Hughes, 25, in the underground parking lot of an apartment building in the suburb of Studio City.

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« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2007, 12:00:00 pm »
Punk rock is all up in the news today...
 
  Calif. Punk-Rock Bassist Charged With Phila. Rape
 
 By Mari A. Schaefer
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 A member of a California punk-rock band was arrested Friday and charged after he allegedly admitted in an e-mail that he had raped a woman while on tour in Philadelphia.
 
 Dominic Davi, 30, the bass player of Love Equals Death, is being held on charges of rape, aggravated assault, and related crimes, and is awaiting extradition from Fullerton, Calif., to Philadelphia, police said yesterday. Davi was a member of the band Tsunami Bomb before he left the group in 2003.
 
 According to police, a 19-year-old woman from Fairfax, Va., met Davi at the Barbary Club at 951 Frankford Ave. in June 2006. The two, who police describe as acquaintances, left the club together on foot. Davi then allegedly raped the woman behind a factory near the 1100 block of North Delaware Avenue in the Fishtown section of the city.
 
 The woman then returned to Virginia, police said. She contacted Davi by e-mail, and he wrote her back in January 2007 admitting what happened. She met with the Fairfax police, who then called Philadelphia police.
 
 A warrant was issued for Davi's arrest on Thursday.
 
 Philadelphia detectives looked at the band's Web site to learn where the group was performing, and contacted Fullerton police, who arrested Davi at the Alley, a club where they were to play Friday night.
 
 Love Equals Death was founded on Halloween night 2003. The band's Web site says the group just performed in California, Washington, Oregon and Nevada.
 
 The band, which recently released its debut, full-length CD, Nightmerica, was described as an "up-and-coming punk band with a classic sound and a dream for something new" by the Eureka Times Standard newspaper in California. The band has been opening for other acts such as AFI and NOFX.
 
 Corey Apar, writing on the Web site Allmusic.com, called the group's new recording "a breath of fresh air among the ironic screamo bands of the world."

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  Punk rocker jailed over fatal stabbing
 
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 LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) -- The singer with defunct punk rock band Mest was jailed on suspicion of murder in Los Angeles Sunday after police said he confessed to stabbing his ex-girlfriend's new lover.
 
 Tony Lovato, 26, was held on $1 million bail after telling police that he was assaulted earlier in the day by Wayne Hughes, 25, in the underground parking lot of an apartment building in the suburb of Studio City.
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