August 19th, 2011

NEWScoop: Yuppie, Slamma, Budinger, Nature, and Facebook

Yuppie on the Fast Track, a Lesson in Barratry
An attorney was caught chasing an ambulance to take advantage of the dazed patient inside. Unfortunately for him, that chase lead him to Shawshank. Good luck with Captain Hadley and Warden Norton. Visit MyFoxNews for more on this story.

Phi Slamma Hammas with Law Suit
On December 23rd, Michael Young, he of Phi Slama Jama fame, faced (actually, he didn’t face at all) the nightstick of a police officer. Brenton Green, ye wielder of baton, committed the flagrant foul to the back of Young’s head and now faces an lawsuit from the former guard after the results of the just finished trial only yielded a 20-day suspension for the cop. Visit LeeInks for more on this story.

Life’s Just Beachy for Rockets Budinger
There is no end to the NBA lockout in sight. Chase Budinger will be taking on the dunes of Hermosa Beach instead. While other ballers have been practicing their talents on the courts of Reckling, Budinger has decided on a whole new career path for himself. Bring on the volleyball. Visit ABCNotHouston for more on this story.

Second Industrial Revolution Offends Mother Nature
I came to a tree. I couldn’t go over it. I couldn’t go around it. I couldn’t go under it. So, I had to go through it. Visit ABC13 for more on this story.

Facebook, Stalking Crushes and Criminals
“IM RICH.” two words that say so much. Sometimes they can mean an abundance of intelligence or experience. Often they convey a wealth of personal connections—blessed by family and friends. And still in rare cases, they’re translated into “lots a dollar bills stolen from a bank with the help of three accomplices.” Visit HoustonChronicle for more on this story.

Paul / Richard

— The Loop Scoop


Alexander — Friday, August 19, 2011 1:00 pm

Did we change format to News of the Weird from News by the Weird?

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