Man Faces 7 Years For NOT Selling Drugs
Dealing drugs is a dirty business. Rogelio Arroyo of Modesto learned that when he tried to pass off about 6 pounds of dirt as heroin, said Lt. Raul DeLeon, commander of the Stanislaus Drug Enforcement Agency.
Now, Arroyo faces up to seven years in state prison for trying to sell phony drugs.
"That's a lot of money for someone trying to sell dirt."Lotto: You Gotta Kill To Win It
Police believe an American woman whose remains were recently unearthed in Malaysia was used as a human sacrifice in a ritual to obtain lottery numbers from the spirits, newspapers reported.Bank Robber Passes Out Money
A guard at a Turkish state bank robbed his own cashiers and distributed $25,000 to passers-by in what police said was a response to the planned closure of the bank.Japanese Ace Launches Surprise Attack On Parked Car
A Japanese fighter jet conducting training Monday on the northern island of Hokkaido mistakenly fired its machine guns, hitting a car parked nearby.The gunfire also pierced the roof of the garage at the rehabilitation where the car was parked but did not hit a minibus as earlier reported, police spokesman Akihiro Ishikawa said.Leaders Encourage Teen Boys to Buy a Lot of Beer and Girls
Just days after a phony legislative memo urged female pages to dress provocatively, the heads of South Carolina's two major political parties told teen boys college money received from the state could "buy a lot of beer and girls."
Democrat Dick Harpootlian and Republican Henry McMaster made their comments at the annual Boys State leadership event for some 800 high schools seniors on June 11, The (Columbia) State reported Saturday, quoting the Boys State newspaper, The Citizen Times.
Harpootlian noted that qualified high school graduates could get $4,500 for college from the state lottery. "That can buy a lot of beer and girls," he said. "Democrats are for beer and girls," McMaster responded. "Republicans are for cold beer and hot girls."
McMaster later said he was trying to get the teens' attention before discussing issues like gun control and education.Woman Keeps Mom's Corpse For 6 Years
According to authorities, a woman in San Luis Obispo kept her mother's corpse as a housemate for six years.
Officers went to the residence and were invited inside by a 63-year-old woman later identified as the dead woman's daughter.
Once in the home, police immediately noticed a strong unpleasant odor, reports said. After a cursory search, they discovered the source of the stench: A decomposing body.
An autopsy revealed that the body belonged to the owner of the home, who appeared to have died in February 1995, when she was 95.
Authorities said that the dead woman's daughter had left her right where she'd taken her last breath -- in bed.Chubby is contagious?
Sitting next to an obese person may have greater repercussions than loss of personal space. A human virus that turns skinny roosters into chubby chickens is contagious, US researchers have shown. The overweight birds are causing a re-examination of the controversial idea that obesity could be catching.Man Killed For Not Using 1-800-COLLECT
An exploding pay phone on the West Bank yesterday killed an Islamic militant singled out by Israel as a top terror suspect.
Osama Jawabri, 29, was killed when he tried to make a call at a public pay phone he often used on a square near his house in Nablus.
The explosion blew the phone booth to smithereens and sprayed shrapnel across the square.