For example, during the fiscal year 2003-04, the police department had appropriated funds of $125,123, which were entirely spent, but revenue in the form of court fines only totalled $17,689 leaving a total of $107,434 as a burden for the taxpayers.
"In response, Coopertown lowered speed limits and began enforcing them creating a big jump in revenue," said Crosby. "A big jump happens with good management. We are trying to get the citizens to feel safer on our roads and have a police force that not only creates money for the city, but adds safety to the roadways."
Court fines brought in by Coopertown police during July through Dec only totalled $10,172.25. From Jan to June court fine revenue jumped to $152,324. "Our police department will no longer cost the citizens of Coopertown. It will be self-sufficient from now on," said Crosby. [rctimes.com]
"Mentally ill people had occasionally broken into the park and been eaten in the past, he said, but it was highly unusual"
"We have no idea why he ran in," the spokesman said. "We suspect the man was mentally deranged. No one in their right mind would run into the bush at Kruger at night. It's far too dangerous."
Kruger National Park is home to between 4,500 and 5,000 lions spread across an area roughly the size of Belgium. Rangers shot one lion -- an elderly male -- as he devoured the body and were looking for a female lion, he said. "Mentally ill people had occasionally broken into the park and been eaten in the past," he said, "but it was highly unusual." [alertnet.org]
Morgan Stanley gives CEO twoyear contract for $16 million a year, with option to quit at any time and collect it all. CEO promptly quits three days later, $32 million for no work
Texas man decides to break up loud party by stabbing everyone. Plan goes awry when partygoers turn the knife on him
Details were sketchy, but police said the fight began when a 27-year-old man tried to break up a loud house party, but was attacked by several partygoers. Witnesses told police the man went home to get a knife and then returned to the party, where they said he started stabbing anyone he could reach. According to police, partygoers took the knife away from the man and began stabbing him. Police were trying to determine who should be charged in the incident. [news.yahoo.comI]
Compiled by Ahmed Ashiful Haque
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By the Hitch-hiker
When his 38-caliber revolver failed to fire at his intended victim during a hold-up in Long Beach, California, would-be robber James Elliot did something that can only inspire wonder. He peered down the barrel and tried the trigger again. This time it worked... And now, the honourable mentions:
A man who shovelled snow for an hour to clear a space for his car during a blizzard in Chicago returned with his Vehicle to find a woman had taken the space. Understandably, he shot her.
After stopping for drinks at an illegal bar, a Zimbabwean bus driver found that the 20 mental patients he was supposed to be transporting from Harare to Bulawayo had escaped. Not wanting to admit his incompetence, the driver went to a nearby bus stop and offered everyone waiting there a free ride. He then delivered the passengers to the mental hospital, telling the staff that the patients were very excitable and prone to bizarre fantasies. The deception wasn't discovered for 3 days.
An American teenager was in the hospital recovering from serious head wounds received from an oncoming train. When asked how he received the injuries, the lad told police that he was simply trying to see how close he could get his head to a moving train before he was hit.
A man walked into a Louisiana Circle-K, put a $20 bill on the counter, and asked for change. When the clerk opened the cash drawer, the man pulled a gun and asked for all the cash in the register, which the clerk promptly provided. The man took the cash from the clerk and fled, leaving the $20 bill on the counter. The total amount of cash he got from the drawer...$15. (If someone points a gun at you and gives you money, is a crime committed?)
Seems an Arkansas guy wanted some beer pretty badly. He decided that he'd just throw a cinder block through a liquor store window, grab some booze, and run. So he lifted the cinder block and heaved it over his head at the window. The cinder block bounced back and hit the would-be thief on the head, knocking him unconscious. The liquor store window was made of Plexiglas. The whole event was caught on videotape.
As a female shopper exited a New York convenience store, a man grabbed her purse and ran. The clerk called 911 immediately, and the woman was able to give them a detailed description of the snatcher. Within minutes, the police apprehended the snatcher. They put him in the car and drove back to the store. The thief was then taken out of the car and told to stand there for a positive ID. To which he replied, "Yes, officer, that's her. That's the lady I stole the purse from."
The Ann Arbor News crime column reported that a man walked into a Burger King in Ypsilanti, Michigan, at 5 a.m., flashed a gun, demanded cash. The clerk turned him down because he said he couldn't open the cash register without a food order. When the man ordered onion rings, the clerk said they weren't available for breakfast. The man, frustrated, walked away. A 5-STAR STUPIDITY AWARD WINNER!
When a man attempted to siphon gasoline from a motor home parked on a Seattle street, he got much more than he bargained for. Police arrived at the scene to find a very sick man curled up next to a motor home near spilled sewage. A police spokesman said that the man admitted to trying to steal gasoline and plugged his siphon hose into the motor home's sewage tank by mistake. The owner of the vehicle declined to press charges, saying that it was the best laugh he'd ever had. In the interest of bettering human kind please share these with your friends and family ... unless of course one of these 10 individuals by chance is a distant relative or long lost friend. In that case be glad they are distant and hope they remain lost.
Are you obsessed with Indian soap operas?
Count the number of 'yes' answers that you give.
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