Archive for January, 2010

Chief executive Steve Jobs has christened the “iPad.”  The iPad features a 9.7-inch, full capacitive multi-touch IPS display, weighs 1.5 pounds and measures 0.5 inches thick. Pricing for the iPad starts at $499. The 16-, 32-, and 64-GB devices run $499, $599, $699 – with an additional $130 for 3G capability. The device will begin shipping in March.

The chipset is a 1-GHz Apple A4, not Intel or Samsung chip according to rumors. The iPad comes in three capacities: 16-, 32, and 64GB. It features built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, an accelerometer, company, speaker, and microphone. Jobs kicked off the company’s launch event in San Francisco by highlighting the history of the company’s mobile products.

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Computer Contact LensesBill Gates Donates $90 Million To Memphis City SchoolsMemphis Red Light Cameras

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Family and friends mourned the death of Army Staff Sergeant Daniel Merriweather, a Memphis soldier killed in Afghanistan. Merriweather, 25, who lived with his wife, Rachelle, near Fort Bragg, N.C., last saw his family in October when he returned home for two weeks for the birth of his second son. Merriweather graduated from Overton High School. This was his third tour of duty.

Merriweather was on patrol with a military police company 10 days ago, died when the Humvee in which he was riding triggered a roadside bomb near Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Merriweather was genuinely patriotic, joining the Army two days before graduating. He is the 13th soldier from the Memphis area to be killed in Iraq and Afghanistan since the conflicts began. After the funeral service, a funeral procession made its way to West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, where Merriweather was honored with a 21-gun salute.

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Jennifer Hurt’s Car Found


Memphis Democratic Representative Larry Turner Dead At 70

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Officers John Cicero and William Green were suspended from the New York Police Department after this video surfaced showing them beating a handcuffed suspect during an undercover drug operation. The video shot by a witness looking out an apartment window in the Bronx on Jan. 5, and suspended the officers as soon as the video surfaced. Two sergeants supervising the officers were put on desk duty pending the outcome of internal affairs and Bronx District Attorney’s office investigations. The video shows Cicero and Green bending down to punch the suspect, Jonathan Baez, as other officers mill about. If you look at their faces, there’s not one look of outrage or disgust, None of them intervened or reported this…. It reflects business as usual. A drug suspect, not Baez, ran into a basement and unleashed a pit bull that charged the officers. A ricocheting bullet fired by an officer aiming at the dog grazed two detectives, business as usual

When I saw this video, my first thought was to place it on one of my national blogs. I decided to place it here because of a comment a visitor made in a posting. This is no attempt to suggest that ALL police take this kind of action when suspects are caught. I could help but to think of this comment:

I thought you were a reasonable man but I see you are a BOY. You are definitly an
Idiot, I would just have to beat your ass instead of giving you a ticket.

How true could this statement be? If a policeman was that angry, frustrated, enraged, does he/she need to be working for the department? Or, is it business as usual?

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Mother And Boyfriend Beat Up Accused Drug Dealer
12 Arrested In Memphis Prostitution Sting
Katt Williams Arrested Again
Wu-Tang Clan Gets Busted
Andrew Joshua Wirth Tackled After Courtroom Outburst
Bank Robber Eats Evidence

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Many of you may know about my interest in spiders. If you have been to my office you will see a wall of photos I have taken of different spiders around the city. Naturally when I read about this spider in Australia, I couldn’t resist writing something about it. This Killer Funnel Web Spider is a backyard spider whose bite can kill you in the space of two hours.

This spider is considered one of the world’s most aggressive and poisonous spiders. Funnel Web’s can grow to the size of a human hand. Both the male and female Sydney Funnel-Web Spider carry atraxotoxin, the world’s most dangerous toxin to humans as produced in the animal kingdom. Males are deadlier than females,  the male is six times more toxic than the female, and it is he whom is most often encountered by humans. The spider is a ground dweller commonly found in areas of moist soils along much of the eastern coastal area of New South Wales, Victoria and in certain areas of South Australia. The Funnel Web Spiders found here are not in the same family as the deadly Australian Funnel-web Spiders (Atrax robustus and Hadronyche spp.) Our Funnel-Web Spiders are in the family Agelenidae, while the Australian Funnel-web Spiders are in the family Hexathelidae. This would be a great addition to the spider problem Memphis has with the Brown Recluse and Black Widow.

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Spiders On The Wall

Bullets In Slow Motion
UFO Spotted By Pilot In Memphis
Memphis Mayoral Candidate Prince Mongo
Vintage Footage Of Wright Brothers’ Flight

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William Henry Bartlett and Bobby O’Neal Armstead was arrested after their truck was stopped last week and police found 100 cases ($200,000 worth) of Red Bull taken from Naval Support Activity Mid-South in Millington. of Red Bull was missing from a West Tennessee facility of the U.S. Navy. They routinely have stole cases of the energy drink since 2007. Armstead stole the beverages from the commissary, where Bartlett had a job stocking the shelves with Red Bull. Armstead sold the stolen drinks and paid him $450 per pallet.

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Mother And Boyfriend Beat Up Accused Drug Dealer
Oakland TN Mayor And Former Police Chief Indicted
3-6 Mafia Ex-Member Gangsta Boo Arrested For Robbery
Memphis Woman Charged With Identity Theft
Andrew Joshua Wirth Tackled After Courtroom Outburst
Bank Robber Eats Evidence
Oakland TN Mayor And Former Police Chief Indicted
12 Arrested In Memphis Prostitution Sting
No Indictment For Willie Herenton

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