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Postby StlSluggers » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:45 am

bigh0rt wrote:
StlSluggers wrote:From that awful bus accident:

NEW YORK — Passengers and witnesses to a horrific New York City crash that sheared the top off a bus and killed 14 people told investigators that the driver's account of getting clipped by a tractor-trailer didn't match up to what they felt and saw before the vehicle slid off the road and into a sign pole.

Driver Ophadell Williams had told police that his World Wide Tours bus was hit just as it crossed the New York City line early Saturday on a trip from the Mohegan Sun casino in in Connecticut.
But passengers said Williams had already swerved at times to the right for no reason before the accident, a law-enforcement official said Sunday. The official wasn't authorized to speak publicly about the probe and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Sad to think this is looking more and more to have happened because of a reckless bus driver. :-/

This is all my students were talking about this morning. Yeesh.

15th person died this morning. :-/
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Re: News of the weird/funny/pointless

Postby avsfan4ever33 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:51 am

This isn't exactly news, but this seemed like the closest off topic thread I could find.

Just got back from the Rockies/Rangers game in Surprise and am a bit shell shocked. No, not from anything that happened during the game (even though it was a big Rockies comeback win), but something that happened when I arrived back at the resort in Scottsdale.

My dad and I pulled in and parked next to a big white truck. A man was inside the truck collecting things. We gathered our things and headed out towards the room. I'm out a bit ahead of my dad, and hear the man from the truck call out "nice looking jersey you've got there". I chuckled a bit, but didn't look back. After a few seconds, my dad calls back to me and says to turn around. I do so, only to find myself looking at the namesake on my jersey itself, Todd Helton.

I was a bit shocked, naturally, and didn't know what to say. Todd, despite having his hands full, holds out his hand and introduces himself. I shake his hand and can't believe I'm actually meeting the greatest Colorado Rockie of all time, not to mention my favorite athlete of all time as well. I'm able to stumble out a "nice to meet you" to him before my dad mentions we're just returning from the game. Todd asks how the club did, and I happily tell him we won a come from behind victory in the ninth. His response - "cool."

What a great night - caught a great spring training game (oh, I forgot to mention that the seats for this game were insane... I was sitting literally five feet behind Jim Tracy the entire game!), and I met my sports hero. :-D
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Re: News of the weird/funny/pointless

Postby wrveres » Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:33 am

hey wow, thats awesome!
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Re: News of the weird/funny/pointless

Postby StlSluggers » Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:44 am

Cool!

;-D
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Re: News of the weird/funny/pointless

Postby ayebatter » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:58 am

Surprised in Surprise, very cool ;-)
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Re: News of the weird/funny/pointless

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:15 pm

That's incredible avsfan! Helton was a heck of a player, and you are extremely lucky to have met him. Color me jealous :-D
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Re: News of the weird/funny/pointless

Postby StlSluggers » Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:58 am

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Re: News of the weird/funny/pointless

Postby StlSluggers » Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:36 pm

This is my favorite story of the month:

MSNBC.com wrote:Bomb sits for weeks at Detroit federal building, union official says

DETROIT — A package found by a security guard at a federal office building in Detroit sat three weeks before someone thought to screen it and found it was a bomb, an official who represents unionized guards said on Wednesday.

A private contract guard, since suspended, apparently found the package outside in late February, said David Wright, president of the union that represents Federal Protective Service guards but not contract guards.

The building in downtown Detroit houses offices for the FBI, U.S. Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan, the Social Security Administration and others.

The guard brought the package into the building and put it in "lost and found" without having it screened, Wright said. It sat until March 18, when someone decided to X-ray the package and found that it might contain a bomb, he said.

The guards then notified the Federal Protective Service and Detroit police and the package was moved outside the building, where the police bomb squad recovered it, he said.

Detroit police said they recovered a package on Friday from the federal building and detonated it.

The FBI is investigating the incident, Special Agent Sandra Berchtold said. Neither police nor the FBI commented further on details of the incident,

Wright said it was not clear whether the guard who found the package initially was the one who decided to have it screened for explosives. The package should not have been moved in either case except by explosives experts, he said.
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Re: News of the weird/funny/pointless

Postby Mookie4ever » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:37 pm

avsfan4ever33 wrote:I shake his hand and can't believe I'm actually meeting the greatest Colorado Rockie of all time


That would be Larry Walker.
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