VEHICLE CLAIMING LIFE
An accident occurred at the intersection of post and rolling avenue this morning leaving two hospitalized and one dead.
Charles R Lydon a van driver this morning was driving on north on post road and proceeded to enter an intersection at about 40MPH. His van came in contact with a fire engine in response to an emergency call.
The collision left two hospitalized as their condition still remains unknown while Lydon died on the spot. The truck which was traveling at a speed of 25MPH while responding to a store fire alarm was damaged while Lydons van was totally destroyed.
The authorities have not yet decided who was at fault but the fire alarm has been confirmed to be false. The damage done to the truck is worth £50,000.
INDIVIDUALS ARE SAFER DRIVING BIGGER CARS
Driving bigger cars can help safe life as smaller cars have the highest record of accidents, and it cost more to repair according to the report issued in Washington, D.C. today.
The institute an affiliate of the insurance institute for highway safety, reported that there are advantages of bigger cars over smaller ones. The study found that two small two door models and many small or mid-sized sport or specialty cars have the worst injury and repair records.
The report shows that many of these small cars show injury claim frequencies and repair losses at least 30 percent higher than average. while many large cars, station wagons and vans show 40 percent to 50 percent better-than-average claim records.
HOT DOG A DANGER A TO THE YOUNG
Young children who eat hot dog are likely to be at risk of chocking to death. Children below the age of four should not be given a whole hot dog to eat.
An article appeared today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The article concerns the dangers of hot dogs
The researcher on this article said “If you were trying to design something that would be perfect to block a child’s airway, it would be a bite-size piece of hot dog,”. He concluded by advising that children under 4 years old shouldn’t be given a whole hot dog to eat, and it should never be cut cross wise.
In the united states it is estimated that every five days someone chokes to death on a hot dog. Candy, nuts, grapes, apples, carrot and popcorn’s are also risky foods for children under the age of 9.
WRONG BODY LEAVES THE MORGE
The family of Kristine Belcuore, buried the body of an unclaimed corpse due to error from the medical examiner office.
Kristine Belcuore a 51-year-old woman died of a heart attack last week, survived by her husband and four children. Due to the nature of her death an autopsy had to be performed before the funeral last Saturday and a wrong body returned rather than hers.
The family received an apologetic call from the county medical examiner this morning. The body buried was that of a woman whose corpse had been unclaimed for a month now. This error was discovered after the medical examiner’s office realised the month old corpse had disappeared.
The medical examiner’s office said “Someone probably misread an identifying tag”. Also, the family never viewed the remains, they kept the casket closed throughout the proceedings.
A relative said, “We went through all the pain and everything, all over the wrong body, and now we have to go through it again.”
THE EDUCATED WOMAN MISCONCEPTION
Women who graduate from universities are more likely not to have a stable marriage. This is caused by the tension in the home when both husband and wife have professional careers.
A research by a sociologist at The Ohio state University explains some of the reasons why women with graduate degrees are more likely to be graduated from their marriages as well.
According to the research the key factor seems to be timing. Women who married early, before they began graduate school, are more likely to have established traditional family roles which they find difficult to change.
The research also shows that When the wife goes back to school and no longer wants to handle most of the housework, it causes resentment on the part of the husband. If the husband refuses to pitch in and do his share, it creates tension. Such unhappiness on both sides often leads to divorce. Indeed, a third of the women who began graduate school after they were married ended up separated or divorced.
For years, researchers thought that advanced education translated into greater marriage stability. Then they discovered that marital disruption is greater among more highly educated women than any other group (except those who haven’t graduated from high school).
GUN LAWS DOES NOT STOP CRIMINALS FROM POSSESSION
Gun laws do not stop handgun ownership by professional criminals. Laws put in place by the government to ensure guns are handled properly might not be helping in any way.
The Department of Justice, as it often does, conducted a crime-related survey. It questioned long-term prisoners. It found that new laws limiting the ownership of guns do not discourage handgun ownership by career criminals
The report by the department concludes, that even though curbs on legitimate retail sales of gun have failed to attain the goal of keeping weapons out of the hands of criminals, the laws still may serve other useful functions.
The department surveyed 1,874 men serving time for felonies in 11 state prisons and found that 75 percent said they would expect little or no trouble if they tried to get a handgun after their release from prison. Fifty-seven percent had owned a handgun at the time of their arrest. Thirty-two percent of their guns had been stolen, 26 percent acquired in black market deals, and others received as gifts from family and friends. Only 21 percent had been bought through legitimate retail outlets.
The report explains that criminals get their weapons most often by theft or under-the-counter deals.
MURDERER SENTENCED TO TWO LIFE TERMS
The Circuit Court today sentenced Thomas C. Ahl today to two life terms, plus 300 years after pleading guilty to robbery and murder.
Ahl a 24 years’ old man pleaded guilty to robbing and murdering restaurant employees last week. In return for pleading guilty prosecutors promised not to seek the death penalty.
The judge explained that Ahl had a long history of violence and brutality, and that the public deserved to be protected from him. There had been no reason for him to shotgun the two employees to death. Ahl himself admitted that they had not resisted him in any way.
Ahl will be 89 before he can be considered for parole. It is the longest sentence ever given anyone in your state
NOISE IN THE WORLD
People living in cities are most likely to go deaf by the year 2020 due to excess noise in the society.
An annual by The International Standardization Organization released today warned that the noise level in the world are rising by one decibel a year.
The report warned that if the noise continues “everyone living in cities could be stone deaf by the year 2020.” The report also said that long-term exposure to a noise level of 100 decibels can cause deafness, yet a riveting gun reaches a level of 130 decibels and a jet aircraft 150.
The International Standardization Organization, which is composed of acoustics experts, today opened its annual convention. The convention is meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. Delegates from 51 countries are attending the convention, which will continue through Sunday.
POLICE AND BYSTANDERS GO FREE AFTER KILLING
A 19-year-old shoplifting suspect died last Saturday. An autopsy conducted to determine the cause of death revealed that Milan died due to a lack of oxygen to the brain.
The boy was identified by the police as Timothy Milan who lived at 1112 Huron Avenue and was employed as a cook at a restaurant in the city.
Police today said they do not plan to charge anyone involved in the case with a crime because it “was a case of excusable homicide.” The police said the bystanders did not mean to injure Milan or to kill him, but that he was fighting violently—punching and kicking at his captors and even trying to bite them—and that they were simply trying to restrain him and trying to help capture a suspected criminal, “which is just being a good citizen.”
A guard at Panzer’s Department Store told police he saw Milan stuff 2 sweaters down his pants legs, then walk past a checkout line and out of the department store. The guard then began to chase Milan, who ran, and 3 bystanders joined in the pursuit. They caught up with Milan, and, when he resisted, one of the bystanders applied a headlock to him.
A report by a police officer who arrived at the scene said Milan died immediately he arrived at the scene.
“THE ADVENTURE OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN” CONTROVERSY
“The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” The book was written by Mark Twain. Critics, including some parents, said last week that the book should be banned from all schools in the city because it is racist.
Gary Hubbard, announced today that teachers will be allowed to require reading the book in high school English classes but not in any junior high school classes After considering their complaints and discussing them with his staff, the superintendent of schools.
The superintendent said that it will be the responsibility of the high school teachers who assign the book to assist students in understanding the historical setting of the book, the characters being depicted and the social context, including the prejudices which existed at the time depicted in the book.
Although the book can no longer be used in any junior high school classes, the school superintendent said it will remain available in junior and senior high school libraries for students who want to read it voluntarily.
The book describes the adventures of runaway Huck Finn and a fugitive slave named Jim as they float on a raft down the Mississippi River.