Good, Bad, and Ugly

What did they ban?

August 25, 2010

British government mulls stopping addicts’ benefits

CHINA DRUGThe move reflects public concern over the effects of legal highs such as the drug methadone which was banned in April.

Denny Crane!

August 24, 2010

William Shatner reinvents TV image with new shows

LEISURE EMMYSLOS ANGELES (Reuters) – William Shatner will always be known for his role as the resolute Captain Kirk on classic television series “Star Trek.” Yet, recently he has carved out his own brand of journalism on TV and in September, he boldly steps into the world of TV sitcoms.

How hot was it?

August 11, 2010

Man dies in final of sauna championships

FINLAND-SAUNA/HELSINKI (Reuters) – A Russian man died in the finals of the world sauna championships in Finland after spending some six minutes sweltering in temperatures of 110 degrees Celsius (230.00F), organizers said Sunday.

Offensive word…

August 10, 2010

Balotelli set for Italy debut

SOCCER-ITALY/Balotelli, who is being courted by Manchester City and will be one of only a handful of coloured players to have represented Italy, displayed his trademark single-mindedness by immediately grabbing the number nine striker jersey with Cassano taking 10.

The Powers that be…

August 10, 2010

Oscar-winning actress Patricia Neal dies aged 84

NEALThe husky-voiced Neal won an Academy Award for her role in the 1963 film “Hud” alongside Paul Newman and boasted a long list of stage, film and TV credits alongside Hollywood’s leading men including Ronald Reagan, John Wayne and Tyrone Powers.

Not the Air Force

August 5, 2010

FLEET WEEK/

Four killed in US Air Force plane crash in Alaska

In light of the accident, Atkins said, the military was considering whether to go on with the aviation show, which also features precision-flying demonstrations by the Air Force’s Blue Angels and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds.

Biggest oil spill?

August 4, 2010

BP plans asset sale of $30 billion

OIL-SPILL/BP-TAXHowever, the company, facing public anger over the biggest oil spill in U.S. history, tempted further ire by denying it needed cultural change and by offsetting the costs of the spill, including expected fines, against its taxes.

A grizzly discovery?

August 2, 2010

Montana officials trap suspected killer grizzly

CANADAThe woman, Deb Freele, 58, from Ontario, Canada, described a harrowing few seconds after she was awaken in her tent by a bear biting her arm. She said she survived by playing dead until the animal gave up and lumbered away.

Seven million million…

July 30, 2010

Scientists inch towards finding “God particle”

SCIENCE/CERNThe LHC, a 27-km (17-mile) looped tunnel which creates mini-Big Bangs by smashing together particles, is currently colliding particles at around half its maximum energy level — 7 million electron volts, or 7 TeV.

Little lost lam?

July 26, 2010

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Life on the lamb? Really?

Mark

Ouch. We changed it to lam: GBU Editor

A video grab shows Sharon Lain, with a woman’s girdle wrapped around her face as a make-shift mask, robbing an Oklahoma McDonald’s. REUTERS/Midwest City Police Department/Handout