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Fight Against Maturity

Probably wasn’t wearing cork soles

Evangelist preacher Franck Kabele, 35, told his congregation he could repeat the biblical miracle [of walking on the water]. But he drowned after walking out to sea from a beach in the capital Libreville in Gabon, west Africa.

One eyewitness said: “He told churchgoers he’d had a revelation that if he had enough faith, he could walk on water like Jesus. He took his congregation to the beach saying he would walk across the Komo estuary, which takes 20 minutes by boat. He walked into the water, which soon passed over his head and he never came back.”

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A new meaning for “giving them the bird—not”

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pigeon.jpg Five people ended up in hospital in Australia after a fight over a pigeon. Four others were treated for minor injuries and all nine were spoken to by police in Melbourne.

Police were called after a fight broke out between two neighbouring families disputing the ownership of the pigeon. The fight ended with five men taken to hospital with scratches, cuts, bumps and bruises to their heads and bodies. The men were of varying ages, the eldest in his 50s or 60s, an ambulance service spokeswoman said.

A police spokeswoman said investigations were continuing and nine people were being spoken to over the incident

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Cop Pot shop

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A US news reporter uncovered a marijuana plantation – outside the front door of a police station.

Janna Goerdt, of the Duluth News Tribune, found 12 plants growing outside West Duluth police substation in Minnesota. She heard a rival news team talking about “something interesting” in front of the police station and decided to check it out.

Goerdt took a walk around the building and found the marijuana plants. She plucked one of the leaves and brought it back to the newspaper.

“I needed some evidence,” she said. “I didn’t know if anyone would believe me. I didn’t think it was a big deal. I just thought it was rather amusing.”

Duluth City gardner Tom Kasper was given the leaf for inspection and confirmed that it came from a marijuana plant.

West Duluth police Lt John Beyer pointed out that he, his police officers and the public use the backdoor entrance to the police station. The front door was usually locked and not used.

“The only thing I can say is somebody has a sense of humour,” Beyer said. “Now they’ll read about it in the paper and say: “Yeah, that was me”.”

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“Enough is enough.” Indeed so.

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An Argentine pensioner is suing a garage who claim they have been fixing his car for the past six years.

Jose Orono, claims he took his Fiat 600, model 1970 to the repair shop in 2000. But a week after the car was in the shop, the owner, told Mr Orono that he would need another 2 weeks to fix the car.

Mr Orono told Terras Noticias Populares: “It needed painting and some minor mechanical work. He kept making up excuses, one time he said his aunt had died and the other that his shop had been broken into. I wanted to be patient because I know his wife and kids, but enough is enough!”

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