Chilean miner Edison Pena surfaces to hear he has been invited to Graceland

October 14, 2010 1 comment

Edison Pena was trapped in a mine in Chile for 69 days, along with 32 other miners.  Pena along with the other miners was rescued on Wednesday.

Pena is an Elvis fan and upon his rescue in a capsule that brought him above ground, he was informed that he has a standing invitation to Graceland.  The invitation includes an all-expense paid trip to Graceland and tour of Graceland, where Elvis lived for 20 until his death on August 16, 1977.

Elvis Presley Enterprises heard that Pena was a huge Elvis fan and sent him several items, including DVDs (“Jailhouse Rock”, “Viva Las Vegas” and more), CDs, a book, sunglasses and a picture.

“It just seemed it was the right thing to do for someone who is an Elvis fan, to send him some things that might keep them entertained,” company spokesman Kevin Kern said.

Kern understands that Pena will need time to reunite with his loved ones and does not expect an immediate answer from Pena.

Pena was said to be the most depressed of the 33 miners.  He asked for rescuers to send down a photo of the sun for him to view.  He also jogged on a regular in a tunnel that was not blocked by the collapse.

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Calif. porn actor tests positive for HIV

October 12, 2010 Leave a comment

An adult porn actor, whose name and gender have not been released, has tested positive for HIV at a California Clinic.

Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation spokeswoman Jennifer Millers says the clinic is working to notify individuals that may have been affected.

AIMH is a San Fernando Valley clinic that was “created to care for the physical and emotional needs of sex workers and the people who work in the Adult Entertainment Industry.”

Last year, a woman tested positive for HIV immediately after making an adult film, and in 2004, an HIV outbreak affecting several actors briefly shut down productions at several California studios. (AP)

Categories: Are You Serious?, News

Christina Aguilera and husband Jordan Bratman have separated

October 12, 2010 1 comment

Grammy-award winning singer Christina Aguilera and her husband of five years Jordan Bratman are calling it quits.

Source tells US magazine the couple has been separated for a few months.

The couple has decided to split, however neither have filed for divorce.

The couple has a 2 1/2 year old son (Max) together.

Matt Damon and wife expecting a baby girl

October 12, 2010 Leave a comment

Oscar-winning actor Matt Damon, 40, and his wife Luciana Barrosa are expecting a baby girl.

The couple has two daughters (Isabella-4 and Gia-2).

Barrosa has an 11-year old daughter from a previous marriage.

Categories: Celebrities, Matt Damon

Drunk 40-yr old man was rescued and arrested after chasing a goose into river

October 12, 2010 2 comments

Troy Kaczor,  40, did not get his goose, however police got Kaczor’s goose on Thursday at Big Bull Falls Park in downtown Wausau.

Kaczor  jumped into the icy cold Wisconsin river to catch a goose.  He told officers he wanted to catch and roast the bird.  Instead the man was overcome by the frigid waters and had to be rescued by Wausau firefighters.

Police said the man had been drinking and was arrested on an outstanding warrant for bail jumping. (WausauDailyHerald)

Kaczor did not eat roast goose for dinner, however I am sure the Marathon County Jail, where he was taken, had a special meal waiting for him.

Categories: Are You Serious?

$50k Bond set for man who steals ambulance with paramedics treating a patient

October 12, 2010 1 comment

Jimmy McCoy (27) of Chicago was charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle on Saturday around 11:30 a.m., when he stole Ambulance 23 with emergency personnel treating a patient inside.  His bond was set at $50,000.

The ambulance was cut off a few blocks away by Fire Truck 26 who responded to a call that paramedics radioed they were inside of an ambulance that had been stolen.

According to AP, Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said McCoy “allegedly jumped into the stopped ambulance and drove off with the emergency lights on.”

Emergency workers told police “they were attending to a diabetic patient in the rear of the ambulance when they felt the ambulance begin to move,” Cheronis said in court. “He was driving his friend to the hospital.”

McCoy allegedly told officers he “thought he could get to the hospital quicker’’ than the ambulance workers, police said. (suntimes)

Prosecutors said McCoy apparently thought he was driving his diabetic friend to the hospital.

The patient who was being evaluated by paramedics was eventually transferred to another ambulance and taken to a hospital in a non-life-threatening condition, Langford said.

Categories: Are You Serious?

4 men sent to hospital for stab wounds after a brawl near The Thirsty Turtle

October 12, 2010 3 comments

Four men were stabbed during a brawl near The Thirsty Turtle on Baltimore Avenue in College Park, Maryland about 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

Three of the men attended the University of Maryland, College Park campus.

One man suffered cuts on his back while another suffered cuts on his back and face.

It is a sad day when one is happy to hear of 4 men sent to the hospital due to stab wounds opposed to being shot to death.

Police are still investigating this incident.


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