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Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Church For Crime

Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Church For Crime, They say if you commit the crime, you gotta do the time. And sometimes that time is just a as creative as the crime. Last year, 32-year-old Shena Hardin was sentenced to two days of humiliation after she drove up on a sidewalk to avoid waiting behind a school bus in Cleveland. A judge ordered her to stand on the street corner and hold a sign that read, “Only an idiot drives on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus.”

And a judge in Oklahoma didn’t send a Tyler Alread to jail after he pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Nope. Instead, he told him he could stay the clink if he went to church for 10 years. Talk about forgiveness…

And this boy in Moscow who insists he’s only 13 but he was tried as an adult…because of his penis. Doctors said he appeared to be 16 or 17 years old after examining his um…member…and sentenced him to jail for his crime.

Not sure why that deep investigation was necessary, but it was a good headline.

Casey Kasem Dies at 82-Years-Old

Casey Kasem Dies at 82-Years-Old, Casey Kasem, the internationally famous radio broadcaster with the cheerful manner and gentle voice who became the king of the top 40 countdown with a syndicated show that ran for decades, died Sunday. He was 82.

Danny Deraney, publicist for Kasem’s daughter, Kerri, says Kasem died Sunday morning. A statement issued by the family says he died at 3:23 a.m. surrounded by family and friends.

Kasem’s “American Top 40″ began on July 4, 1970, in Los Angeles. The No. 1 song on his list then was “Mama Told Me Not to Come,” by Three Dog Night.

The show continued in varying forms – and for varying syndicators – until his retirement in 2009. In his signoff, he would tell viewers: “And don’t forget: keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.”

In recent years, Kasem was trapped in a feud between his three adult children and his second wife, former actress Jean Kasem. In 2013, his children filed a legal petition to gain control of his health care, alleging that Kasem was suffering from advanced Parkinson’s disease and that his wife was isolating him from friends and family members. Kasem also suffered from Lewy Body Disease, a form of dementia.

A judge in May temporarily stripped his wife of her caretaker role after she moved him from a medical facility in Los Angeles to a friend’s home in Washington state. Jean Kasem said she moved her husband to protect his privacy and to consult with doctors. Casey Kasem developed a severe bedsore while in Washington and was in critical condition by the time he was hospitalized in early June.

It was a sad, startling end for a man whose voice had entertained and informed music lovers worldwide.

Casey Kasem Dies at 82-Years-Old

Beloved TV Couple’s Offscreen Relationship

Beloved TV Couple’s Offscreen Relationship, John Stamos once said “Full House” co-star Lori Loughlin was “the one that got away.” So, what went wrong?, When sparks flew between Aunt Becky and Uncle Jesse on “Full House,” nobody could doubt the chemistry between Lori Loughlin and John Stamos. Over the years, fans hoped for a real-life romance. Last spring, John confirmed in an interview what many had already expected. Lori was “the one that got away.”

“That was very nice of him to say that,” Lori says about the confession. The actress, who has been happily married to fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli for almost 17 years, says it came down to a matter of timing. “I was married at the time I was doing the show to my first husband,” Lori explains. “Right as I was getting divorced, he met Rebecca.”

Lori admits that she never gets tired of talking about her “Full House” days, so we had her select some cast class superlatives:

Who was class clown? “Dave Coulier.”
Hottest? “John.”
Best Dressed “Me!”
Drama King? “Bob,” Lori says, referring to Bob Saget, of course. “He’s going to hate me for that.”

Fans of Lori can catch her in the Hallmark Channel series “When Calls the Heart,” which follows life in a small coal-mining town in the early 1900s. She plays Abigail Stanton, a woman whose husband is killed in a mining explosion. “It’s about her triumph in overcoming that tragedy, and how she is now surviving on her own and taking care of herself,” Lori says. “In this town of incredible women, it’s about community, friendship, and persevering.”

New Theories Include Midair Flight ‘Swap’

New Theories Include Midair Flight ‘Swap’, An expert examines whether another aircraft flew behind the missing jet and switched codes., Could the aircraft have been ‘swapped’ mid-air?

Generally air traffic radars use something called a “Squawk” code – this is 4 digits, say ’1234′ – that is then used to transmit information to the ground radar of the aircraft’s position and other relevant detail. This is very easily disabled – it is operated with a simple on/off switch. The Boeing 777 has two separate systems for safety in the event of failure.

There is another angle which i think might be a possibility that the MH370 switched codes. If MH370 had a code of, say 4376, then it would be pretty easy to get another aircraft, say a Gulfstream 5 private jet, to fly up behind it and swap codes. The Gulfstream sets its squawk code to the same as MH370′s code of 4376 then the B777 takes on the Gulfstream’s code, and they then split… It would certainly make it easier for the B777 to continue on undetected.

Why did the Malaysian air force not scramble their fighters?

I actually trained the Malaysian air Force at Kuantan Air Base on the east coast of Malaysia and they have two MIG 29 fighter aircraft sat on alert 24/7 ready to scramble should an unknown aircraft enter their airspace – why were they not scrambled?

Most countries in this region spend billions of dollars on defence, in particular Air Defence – protecting their international airspace and waters.

The Indian Air Force have stated they only turn their radars on a ‘need-to’ basis – I think that’s very unbelievable. I find it almost impossible that a Boeing 777 could be flying over land – whether that’s Vietnam / Malaysia / India / or further north without anyone seeing it.

‘Comedy At The Highest Level’: Hockey Ref Controversy

‘Comedy At The Highest Level’: Hockey Ref Controversy, The puck hasn’t even dropped yet, but Swedish hockey legend Peter Forsberg has already called the officiating ‘a (expletive) joke.’, Peter Forsberg calls Canadian officials for gold medal game ‘[expletive] joke’, Peter Forsberg once defeated Team Canada to give Sweden the gold medal. Twenty years later, he’d like to see it happen again in the finale of the Sochi Olympics men’s hockey tournament – only he doesn’t exactly trust that the officiating will be balanced.

“What a [expletive] joke,” Forsberg wrote in a text message to Mats Wennerholm of Sportbladet, in reference to the all-NHL officiating crew that will oversee the game.

Kelly Sutherland (Richmond, British Columbia) and Brad Meier (American-born, but lives in Calgary) are the refs. Linesmen Derek Amell is from Oshawa, Ont., and Greg Devorski from Guelph, Ontario.

“Canadian officials in the finals, also the supervisor plus reserves. Comedy at the highest level,” Forsberg wrote to the paper.

There are 14 referees in the Sochi Olympics men’s hockey tournament. Seven are from the NHL and North American born; seven are officials from other leagues around the world.

Throughout the tournament, referees of different nationalities worked together; in Sweden’s game against Finland in the tournament semifinals, Tim Peel of the U.S. worked with Konstantin Olenin of Russia.

The all-NHL ref crew working the gold-medal game has been condemned in the Swedish media, which has openly questioned why Swedish ref Marcus Vinnerborg wasn’t chosen to work the final; or why there isn’t an Olympic rule that referees from the nations involved in a gold-medal game should be prohibited from working the game.

The IIHF said in a statement that the officials have been evaluated throughout the tournament by Konstantin Komissarov (IIHF), Terry Gregson, former Head of Officiating for the National Hockey League, and six others (four IIHF, three NHL). The officials for the gold-medal game were chosen based on their performances in the medal round.

“Their nationalities aren’t considered as factors nor should they be; we want the best officials working the medal games,” said Komissarov. “We are fully confident that with their experience and professionalism these officials will do their job well and preserve the integrity of the game.”

The Swedish players themselves said they aren’t concerned about the nationality of the officials.

Role Leo Turned Down Despite ‘More Money Than I Ever Dreamed Of’

Role Leo Turned Down Despite ‘More Money Than I Ever Dreamed Of’, Early in his career, the acclaimed actor walked away from a lead role – and huge payday – in a beloved Disney movie., The Role Leonardo DiCaprio Turned Down Despite Being Offered ‘More Money Than I Ever Dreamed Of’, When Leonardo DiCaprio was 18, he turned down the role of Max Dennison in Disney’s beloved 1993 flick “Hocus Pocus,” and in a new interview with Variety, the 39-year-old actor is finally explaining why he passed on the Hollywood comedy despite being offered “more money than I ever dreamed of.”

So why pass on all that cash? Leo was holding out for the role of Arnie Grape in the indie flick “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.” But at the time the star turned down “Hocus Pocus,” he hadn’t even auditioned for the role he truly wanted. Leo told the mag, “I don’t know where the hell I got the nerve. You live in an environment where you’re influenced by people telling you to make a lot of money and strike while the iron’s hot. But if there’s one thing I’m very proud of, it’s being a young man who was sticking to my guns.”

And it’s a good thing he did. Leo landed the role of Johnny Depp’s character’s mentally handicapped brother in the film and earned his first Oscar nomination for his performance. Check out the vid to see the role that could have been and be sure to tune in to “The Insider” on TV tonight for the latest in entertainment news.

‘I Have Exposed Myself To Millions’: Backlash Over Cancer Pics

‘I Have Exposed Myself To Millions’: Backlash Over Cancer Pics, Beth Whaanga’s effort to raise awareness about the marks breast cancer leaves on women’s bodies led to more than 100 of her friends removing her on Facebook., Woman’s cancer scar photos prompt online backlash, A powerful set of photos have surfaced online showing a woman’s double mastectomy, hysterectomy and navel reconstruction scars.

The 32-year-old behind these photos, Beth Whaanga, is the latest woman to receive backlash for posting images of her breast cancer scars on her Facebook profile. The photo below is one in the series.

The Australian mother of four has had over 100 people “defriend” her after seeing the images — some of whom reported her to Facebook, citing the images as offensive.

“That’s okay, everyone is allowed their view – that’s what social media is,” she tells The Courier-Mail.

Yet it was clearly not Whaanga’s intention to offend. She was posing nude for the Under the Red Dress project, which aims to raise awareness about breast cancer and the scars that are hidden under women’s clothes.

“Each day we walk past people. These individuals appear normal but under their clothing sometimes their bodies tell a different story,” Whaanga writes in the photo album’s description.

“I have exposed myself to millions of people, and if that gets one person to check their body then that’s what I wanted,” she explains.

Whaanga was diagnosed with the disease on her most recent birthday and opted to undergo a double mastectomy in November after discovering she had the BRCA2 gene. The gene makes women significantly more susceptible to the illness and became well-known when Angelina Jolie shared that she had it.

Shortly after Whaanga’s mastectomy, she was scheduled for a hysterectomy.

Instead of hiding her scars in shame, she decided to go public about the disease, and we applaud her for it.

“The old and the young, age does not matter, self examination is vital. It can happen to you,” she writes.

Whaanga is far from the first woman to receive backlash for posting such personal photos.

Early last year, a Seattle woman’s mastectomy chest tattoo photo went viral after Facebook tried to remove it. And a few months later, an Ottawa woman’s mastectomy chest tattoo photo also went viral for the same reason.

An Adorably Awkward Photo Of Canada’s Olympian Sisters

An Adorably Awkward Photo Of Canada’s Olympian Sisters, The stunning Dufour-Lapointe girls are incredibly photogenic now, but not when the camera caught them in this unusual pose as kids., Fresh Faces of the Olympics: Dufour-Lapointe sisters share adorable photos on social media
There’s no sibling rivalry when it comes to the Dufour-Lapointe sisters!

On Saturday, 19-year-old Justine Dufour-Lapointe stunned the world when she won the gold medal in women’s mogul freestyle skiing. Standing beside her on the podium? Her sister, Chloe, who took home the silver medal.

Although a Dufour-Lapointe sweep became out of the question when sister Maxime went out after her second run, the Sochi experience is still very much a family affair for the three sisters.

They’re documenting their journey on Twitter and Instagram, and we’re loving every minute of it. These youngsters have shared everything from adorable childhood photos to funny faces — and we can’t get enough. Scroll through the slideshow to see some of our favourite social snaps from these Canadian fresh faces!

An Adorably Awkward Photo Of Canada's Olympian Sisters