Migrant Floats In On Dead Body

April 24, 2008

The moonlight illuminated her fellow passengers, scattered through the chilly ocean 15 miles from the nearest land. Some of them screamed for help. Others bobbed silently face-down in the water.

Bahamas coast guard officers remove the body of a drowned migrant from a recovery vessel earlier this month.

As the voices grew quiet one by one, the student clung to the only life preserver she could find: the lifeless body of a Haitian who had shared her American dream.

“I was holding onto a dead woman to keep afloat,” said Rodene Fileresaint, 23.

Nine hours later, day broke and rescuers finally arrived. Two dozen people were dead. Three were alive, including Fileresaint.

She was still clinging to the corpse.

Thousands of Haitians fleeing poverty and hopelessness make the illegal crossing to Florida each year. The U.S. Coast Guard has intercepted 737 since January 1; nobody knows how many more have drowned or been killed by sharks.

This group of migrants took a common route, boarding a smuggler’s boat to the Bahamas, two survivors told The Associated Press late Wednesday from hospital beds. Bahamian police grabbed several of the migrants as they reached land, and those who escaped made it to a safehouse, where they spent two weeks waiting to move on.

On Saturday night they boarded a go-fast boat bound for Miami, with a planned stopover in Bimini, a speck of land where police don’t have a single boat to give chase. Fileresaint, the daughter of rice farmers, was excited, her dream of becoming a nurse in Miami finally within reach.

Fileresaint said she counted 27 people aboard the speedboat. Survivor Johnny Boucher, 26, said they were packed in shoulder-to-shoulder.

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Increase Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases With Over-50s

April 24, 2008

The rise in divorce is being blamed for an increase in sexually-transmitted infections among the over-50s.

More older men and women are returning to the dating scene, experts say.

But many fail to follow the recommendation to use condoms, assuming medical warnings about safe sex are aimed only at the young.

As a result, rates of diseases such as chlamydia and gonorrhea are increasing among the middle-aged and elderly as well as the young, it is thought.

Between 2002 and 2006, cases of chlamydia among those aged 45 to 64 rose 51 per cent, from 1,276 to 1,933.

Among the over-65s, there was a 37 per cent rise.

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Cop Fired For Sex With Hooker

April 24, 2008

A police officer who had sex with a prostitute while investigating a brothel has been ordered to resign.

Manjit Johal, a sergeant with the Metropolitan Police, was found guilty of misconduct at an Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) hearing.

The 43-year-old was accused of sexual activity with a prostitute while visiting a property in Walthamstow, north-east London, in December 2005 to investigate whether it was being used for prostitution.

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Cop Performs Sex Acts On Cows

April 24, 2008

N.J. Officer Allegedly Performed Sex Acts On Cows

Previously Charged With Sexual Assault On 3 Girls

MOORESTOWN, PA ― More charges have been filed against a Burlington County police officer who was recently charged with sexually assaulting three girls.

Authorities announced Moorestown Officer Robert Melia Jr., 38, has been charged with four counts of animal cruelty after allegedly engaging in sex acts with cows between June and December of 2006.

Melia and his former girlfriend, Heather Lewis were previously charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault and one count of criminal sexual contact with three girls in his Pemberton home from 2003 until 2006.

Melia is being held on $510,000 bail.

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The Top 10 Sexiest Women in the World

April 24, 2008

According to the 9 million FHM readers who voted in the 14th edition of the mag’s ‘sexiest’ poll, Megan Fox is the sexiest woman in the world.

Just look at her! Meeeow.

So hot!

We definitely agree!

Who else is in the Top 10????

CLICK HERE to find out!

Here’s the complete FHM top ten:
1. Megan Fox
2. Jessica Biel
3. Jessica “Don’t Call Me Latina” Alba
4. Elisha Cuthbert
5. Scarlett Johansson
6. Emmanuelle Chriqui
7. Hilary Duff
8. Tricia Helfer
9. Blake Lively
10. Kate “Magic Puss” Beckinsale

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NBC says No Juice

April 24, 2008

Donald Trump might be thinking about taking a stab at bringing O.J. Simpson in for the next season of “Celebrity Apprentice,” but NBC wants nothing to do with it. Can you blame ’em?

A source close to the Peacock tells TMZ that NBC has not — and never was — considering casting O.J. on the show.

Looks like instead of “You’re fired!” the Juice will just have to settle for “You’re guilty!”

This story can be found @ TMZ.com

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Wesley Snipes To Be Sentenced

April 24, 2008

Actor Wesley Snipes faces up to three years in prison and a fine of $5 million when he is sentenced Thursday on federal tax evasion charges.

Wesley Snipes was acquitted of the most serious charges against him.

Federal prosecutors last week urged U.S. District Judge William Hodges in Ocala, Florida, to sentence Snipes to the maximum penalty to demonstrate to taxpayers that refusal to pay income taxes carries severe penalties.

Snipes was convicted on three misdemeanor counts of failure to file federal income tax returns.

“This case presents the court with a singular opportunity to deter tax fraud nationwide,” the government said in its sentencing recommendation. Snipes, who has starred in movies such as “Blade,” “Major League” and “Murder at 1600,” had been charged with felony conspiracy counts for participating in a scheme that rejects the legal foundation of the tax system. However, a jury accepted his argument that he was innocently duped by errant tax advisers and acquitted him on the most serious charges.

“The fact that Snipes was acquitted on two felony charges and convicted ‘only’ on three misdemeanor counts has been portrayed in the mainstream media as a ‘victory’ for Snipes,” the government document says.

“The troubling implication of such coverage for the millions of average citizens who are aware of this case is that the rich and famous Wesley Snipes has ‘gotten away with it.’ In the end the criminal conduct of Snipes must not be seen in such a light.”

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