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  • Teacher Leaves Wife, Kids for High School Student

    03/01/2012 5:32:57 PM PST · by Repeat Offender · 77 replies · 41+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 01 March 2012 | Piper Weiss, Shine Staff
    Last year, Jordan Powers was just another student from Mr. Hooker's class. Now she's his live-in girlfriend. James Hooker -- the 41-year-old married father who left his wife and kids for his 18-year-old-student -- might be the worst teacher ever. Last week, he resigned from his job at Enochs High School in Modesto, California over the scandal that's shaken up a community and pit one mom on a crusade to save her daughter from a man she calls a "master manipulator."
  • Chinese hackers took over NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, Inspector General reveals

    03/01/2012 3:05:47 PM PST · by Doogle · 23 replies · 4+ views
    FOX ^ | 03/01/12 | FOXNEWS
    Chinese hackers gained control over NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in November, which could have allowed them delete sensitive files, add user accounts to mission-critical systems, upload hacking tools, and more -- all at a central repository of U.S. space technology, according to a report released Wednesday afternoon by the Office of the Inspector General. That report revealed scant details of an ongoing investigation into the incident against the Pasadena, Calif., lab, noting only that cyberattacks against the JPL involved Chinese-based Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Paul K. Martin, NASA’s inspector general, put his conclusions bluntly. “The attackers had full functional...
  • Missouri teen describes killing as 'pretty enjoyable' experience (Then Went to Church)

    02/06/2012 1:30:31 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 68 replies · 1+ views
    Assoc. Press ^ | 02/06/2012 | Assoc. Press
    A U.S. teenager who admitted stabbing, strangling and slitting the throat of a young neighbor girl wrote in her journal on the night of the killing that it was an "ahmazing" and "pretty enjoyable" experience -- then headed off to church with a laugh. The words written by Alyssa Bustamante were read aloud in court Monday as part of a sentencing hearing to determine whether she should get life in prison or something less for the October 2009 murder of her neighbor, 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten, in Missouri. Bustamante, 18, sat silently as law enforcement officers, attorneys and forensics experts read...
  • Newt Gingrich just one player in welfare reform

    01/10/2012 8:26:43 AM PST · by SmileRight · 8 replies ^ | 1/10/2012 | Kingsley Guy
    Welfare reform has been touted by Bill Clinton as one of the great achievements of his administration. But hold on a minute. GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says it’s one of his major successes as speaker of the House. Rick Santorum, whose bid for the Republican presidential nomination has been resuscitated by the Iowa Caucuses, even claims to have been an author of the landmark welfare-to-work legislation. With all those claiming paternity, I’m reminded of the proverb: “Success has many fathers, but failure is an orphan.” Unfortunately, the name of former U.S. Rep. E. Clay Shaw, who represented South Florida...
  • 25-year-old man arrested by feds in Fla. bomb plot

    01/09/2012 9:04:19 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies ^ | 1/9/12 | TAMARA LUSH
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a 25-year-old described as an Islamic extremist was arrested in a plot to attack sites around Tampa, Fla., after taking possession of disabled guns and bombs The U.S. Department of Justice announced the arrest of Sami Osmakac on Monday. Authorities say Osmakac is a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in the former Yugoslavia. He has been charged with one count of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. His first appearance in federal court is scheduled for Monday afternoon.
  • Red Flag on the Red Planet: China's Great Leap Marsward? (China's space program thrives)

    01/07/2012 2:08:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/07/2012 | Zoran Pazameta
    People have speculated for well over a century about setting foot on Mars, but is it likely to happen? We know that in prehistoric times, numerous groups of hominids ventured out of Africa into unknown lands at least once. All eventually died out, except for one: our ancestors, homo sapiens. Countless lives would later be lost by descendants of these ancient migrants as they trekked through uncharted wilderness or set sail on vast oceans in flimsy wooden craft. Today, people die every year while driving racecars or climbing mountains. We seem to be hardwired for activities that involve risks beyond...
  • Drama teacher accused of having sex with teenage student in her car after school play

    01/06/2012 3:53:35 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 64 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | January 6, 2011
    A drama teacher has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a 17-year-old student after a school play. Alexandra McLean,28, who had recently joined Englewood High School in Denver faces two charges of sexually assaulting a child from a position of authority. A police report says the alleged consensual sexual encounter happened when the boy stayed late at school and McLean, who is reported to be engaged, offered to drop him home. When questioned, the student told police McLean would drive him home after play rehearsals for 'Lend me a Tenor' and that, eventually on November 18, he had sex...
  • Parent twist at Bronx HS (25% of students are pregnant or teen parents...)

    12/27/2011 8:06:03 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 63 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/27/11 | YOAV GONEN Education Reporter
    A shocking one in four students at a Bronx high school slated for closure is a teen parent or pregnant, The Post has learned. That startling statistic is buried in thousands of pages of documents the city Department of Education submitted to the state earlier this year when it initially sought funds to fix the long-struggling Grace Dodge HS in Belmont. It has since proposed shuttering the school — with, critics charge, no regard to the parenting teens.
  • Video: Homeless man beaten in Wall by two laughing N.J. youths

    12/20/2011 5:07:58 PM PST · by Coleus · 29 replies · 1+ views
    star ledger ^ | 12.19.11 | AP
    A young man strides purposefully into the woods as a cameraman asks what he's about to do. "About to go beat up this bum," the man in the video says. And that's exactly what he does, punching and kicking a homeless man in the face, bloodying his nose, before wishing him a Merry Christmas. The videotaped assault has led to criminal charges against a 20-year-old New Jersey man and a 17-year-old boy accused of filming the assault while egging the attacker on. "Just dive on him! Dive on him!" the cameraman says on the video as the assailant approaches a...
  • 2 out of 3 medical students do not know when to wash their hands

    12/01/2011 5:19:20 PM PST · by decimon · 31 replies
    Elsevier Health Sciences ^ | December 1, 2011
    Washington, DC, December 1, 2011 -- Only 21 percent of surveyed medical students could identify five true and two false indications of when and when not to wash their hands in the clinical setting, according to a study published in the December issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of APIC - the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. Three researchers from the Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hospital Epidemiology at Hannover Medical School in Hannover, Germany collected surveys from 85 medical students in their third year of study during a lecture class that...
  • Northern Kosovo: Serbs make their last stand

    11/26/2011 8:23:18 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 13 replies ^ | November 26, 2011 |
    Tensions run high on Serbia's border with northern Kosovo, as neither of the conflicting sides is prepared to rule out a further escalation of violence. ­Local Serbs say NATO forces are to blame, for breaking an agreement by trying to remove a barricade blocking the way to one of a number of disputed checkpoints. The move prompted violent clashes that left dozens injured on both sides. Last night in Northern Kosovo passed without violence though this does not mean that the source of tensions has disappeared. On November 23 the NATO’s KFOR forces attempted to remove a barricade put up...
  • Giant Lines in Chinese Desert for Targeting

    11/19/2011 2:37:42 PM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies
    Human Events ^ | 11/16/2011 | Neil W. McCabe
    A former China-desk Army intelligence analyst and co-author of a new book about Chinese-American relations, told HUMAN EVENTS November 15 that the strange giant white lines drawn in western China's Gobi Desert were most likely practice targets for Chinese space weapons. “Usually when we think of space weaponry, we are talking about horizontal targeting by satellites firing on other satellites—to take your eyes out,” said William C. Triplett II, who with Brett M. Decker, wrote Bowing to Beijing: How Barack Obama is Hastening America's Decline and Ushering A Century of Chinese Domination. The former analyst said at first he was...
  • China: Google Earth spots huge, unidentified structures in Gobi desert

    11/15/2011 5:39:01 AM PST · by Dysart · 44 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 11-14-2011 | Malcom Moore
    Vast, unidentified, structures have been spotted by satellites in the barren Gobi desert, raising questions about what China might be building in a region it uses for its military, space and nuclear programmes. In two images, available on Google Earth, reflective rectangles up to a mile long can be seen, a tangle of bright white intersecting lines that are clearly visible from space. Other pictures show enormous concentric circles radiating on the ground, with three jets parked at their centre. In one picture from 2007, a mass of orange blocks have been carefully arranged in a circle. In a more...
  • Mysterious Symbols in China Desert Are Spy Satellite Targets, Expert Says

    11/17/2011 2:44:55 PM PST · by bkopto · 30 replies
    Live Science ^ | Nov 15, 2011 | Natalie Wolchover
    Newfound Google Maps images have revealed an array of mysterious structures and patterns etched into the surface of China's Gobi Desert. The media — from mainstream to fringe — has wildly speculated that they might be Chinese weapons-testing sites, satellite calibration targets, street maps of Washington, D.C., and New York City, or even messages to (or from) aliens. It turns out that they are almost definitely used to calibrate China's spy satellites. So says Jonathon Hill, a research technician and mission planner at the Mars Space Flight Facility at Arizona State University, which operates many of the cameras used during...
  • Survivors of sexual abuse appalled by Penn State unrest

    11/11/2011 6:47:52 PM PST · by Hoodat · 270 replies
    CNN ^ | 11 Nov 2011 | Madison Park
    How does a survivor of sexual abuse respond to students rioting at Penn State? "You're not getting it. You just don't get it," said Dave Lorenz who was abused by a priest as a teen. "It's just stupid youthfulness." Earlier this week, legendary head football coach Joe Paterno was removed in the midst of a scandal involving sexual abuse allegations against a former defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky. -snip- Watching footage of Penn State students rioting in the streets Wednesday night, Lorenzo shuddered, then hung his head. What bothered Lorenz is that students "rallied around (Paterno's) house, cheering him up." "The...
  • Trio Targeted Trick-or-Treaters With Paintball Guns: Cops (3 Arrested for Shooting at Children)

    11/01/2011 11:01:14 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Tuesday, Nov 1, 2011 | Brian Hamacher
    A trio of cruel Halloween hooligans are behind bars Tuesday after police say they targeted trick-or-treating children with paintball guns in North Miami. Marc Dolcine, 18, Rodson Travine, 19, and Darrel Labranche, 21, are all facing aggravated battery charges, according to North Miami Police. Police say the three drove up in a car and opened fire on a group of children in the area of Northeast 7th Avenue and 132nd Street. A Holiday Safety Enforcement Detail was in the area and witnessed the shooting, police said. The suspects tried to flee the area but were stopped by police and taken...
  • Antisocial personality traits predict utilitarian responses to moral dilemmas

    10/01/2011 1:04:23 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 32 replies ^ | September 30, 2011 | no byline
    A study conducted by Daniel Bartels, Columbia Business School, Marketing, and David Pizarro, Cornell University, Psychology found that people who endorse actions consistent with an ethic of utilitarianism—the view that what is the morally right thing to do is whatever produces the best overall consequences—tend to possess psychopathic and Machiavellian personality traits. n the study, Bartels and Pizarro gave participants a set of moral dilemmas widely used by behavioral scientists who study morality, like the following: "A runaway trolley is about to run over and kill five people, and you are standing on a footbridge next to a large stranger;...
  • China ready for next space leap

    09/28/2011 5:36:20 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | 28 September 2011 | Jonathan Amos
    China is taking a stepped approach to the development of its human spaceflight programme China is about to launch its first space laboratory, Tiangong-1. The 10.5m-long, cylindrical module will be unmanned for the time being, but the country's astronauts, or yuhangyuans, are expected to visit it next year. Tiangong-1 will demonstrate the critical technologies needed by China to build a fully fledged space station - something it has promised to do at the end of the decade. The space lab is set to ride to orbit atop a Long March 2F rocket. State media say the lift-off from the Jiuquan...
  • SAT Cheating Ring Busted, Seven Students Arrested

    09/27/2011 7:07:50 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | 09.27.11
    An alleged SAT cheating ring has been busted in Long Island, N.Y., resulting in the arrest of seven students. At least six high school students allegedly paid 19-year-old college student Sam Eshaghoff thousands of dollars to take the test for them, prosecutors said. Over the past year, six students from Great Neck North High School in Mineola paid Eshaghoff between $1,500 and $2,500 to take the test on their behalf, according to Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice.
  • 'A social pariah': How lonely Monica Lewinsky has failed to find happiness...

    09/07/2011 12:30:32 PM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 124 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09/07/11 | Mike O'Brien
    The source claims Monica has more or less given up on finding love. 'Monica still feels like she's the punchline to a dirty joke,' the source said. 'The publicity over her affair with Clinton ruined her chances of ever finding a decent guy. In June she made a rare outing with a small dinner party at Lucy's El Adobe Cafe in Hollywood.