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FAITHFUL CARVING A NICHE IN THE WORKPLACE
Va.- In an auditorium on America
Online's rolling campus, a glorious expanse of the heavens is projected
on a big screen. Reggie Evans, a former Redskin running back turned
emissary of Christ, has come to spread the Holy Word in the secular
corridors of one of the biggest, richest Internet companies in the
world. He has brought along some football cards and a stack of Bibles.
Pushed primarily by evangelical Christians,
faith is finding a growing presence in corporations that for years have
been resistant to religious expression, including such giants as AOL
Inc., Intel Corp., American Express Co., American Airlines Inc. and Ford
ARMORED CAR ROBBED - DOORS RIPPED OFF HINGES
by Laura Bauer
NORTHWEST -- It was a normal night when Joe Rogers and his partner, Chris Richards, both employees of Brinks Armored Transportation were parked in front of the Bank Of America building. They were eating a late night dinner after the end of business deposit from the bank when Rogers says he suddenly felt a shudder rip through the cabinet of their armored vehicle. Before either of them men could react another shudder and the sound of metal ripped from metal ran through the air.
"I had no idea what it was. I thought maybe a bomb. It had to be some sort of explosion I thought to do that kind of damage" Richards said. In the 10 years he has worked for Brinks he's never experienced anything like this.
Richards and Rogers say then then got out of the truck fully expecting to see shrapnel around them, but they did not; What they did see was the doors to their vehicle laying on the ground behind it and someone running from the scene down the street at 'Unusual speed'.
DCPD responded as well as Brinks own investigation staff to find that no weaponry or explosives had been used in the robbery. The heavy steel doors had literally ripped from their hinges. Rogers and Richards were questioned but have since been released and are not believed to be suspects in the case. No other suspects have been linked to the case and DCPD is requesting anyone with information to please contact them as soon as possible. Crime Stoppers (202) 555-1000
HANK BUKALSKI DECLARED INSANE IN NEAL MURDER
NORTHWEST -- In a public announcement on Friday, Assistant District Attorney Macy Shapiro said that Bukalski was declared criminally insane and unable to stand trial for the murder of Harmony Neal.
"While this will not bring peace or closure to her family and friends who suffer on now without [Neal] in their life; it does explain how a human could perform such a vicious act." Shapiro told reporters outside of the Courthouse.
Doctors for the Ethical Treatment of the Mentally Ill located in Maryland became involved after the press leaked a possible mental illness being the cause of the murder and instigated the investigation into the case.
Bukalski has been transported from a un-named jail house to St. Elizabeth's Hospital for the Mentally Ill on Saturday.
St. Elizabeth's has recently been in the news as the new home for the only known survive of the Little Death Drug scare, Stuart Dixon. An Independent source at the hospital has commented that Dixon and Bukalski have already met and are working together in therapeutic group setting. No reports yet if Bukalski will eventually stand trial for his crime.
BREAK-IN AT THE FINAL WORD
SOUTHWEST - Things are normally quiet at the small bookstore/coffee shop nestled between a clothing shop and antique store in southwest DC.
Until last week when there was a break in the shop by an unknown man who assaulted one patron, Teacher's Assistant Caleb Brown and kidnapped another, Ms. Siobhan O`Brannon an employee at the Embassy of the Republic of Ireland. Ms. O`Brannon was later returned to the store.
The shops owner, professor Eriond Tekenduis, said that outside of property damage, several rare books he was working on translating and restoring were also stolen.
There have been no leads in the case and Ms. O'Brannon nor Mr. Brown were aware of who their attacker was or what he wanted.
DCPD is requesting anyone with information to please contact them as soon as possible at Crime Stoppers (202) 555-1000.
LAIKE DEATH RULED A SUICIDE -INVESTIGATION CLOSED
NORTHWEST- The case of the mysterious death of DCPD officer Anthony "Tony" Laike has been officially closed Wednesday.
After extensive research into his case by criminal profiler and doctor of psychology, Moira Reynolds, professor at George Washington University it has been found that Laike's cause of death was indeed self inflicted, and that he likely suffered from more than one psychological condition including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression.
This report did not surprised DCPD's Medical Examiner or the force in general. Reports claiming Laike had been deeply troubled since the death of his partner were well known.
A Fund has been set up by the DCPD to further help officers to cope with the intense stresses of the jobs they perform. The Washington Star News would like to send our sympathy to the family of Officer Laike.
NEW SPAM FIGHTING TECHNIQUE
NEW YORK - Escalating the war on spam,
a California company wants to let
thousands of users collaborate to disable the Web sites spammers use to
sell their wares.
SINGING UNLOCKS THE BRAIN
LIVESTOCK A MAJOR THREAT TO ENVIRONMENT
ZOMBIE WORMS FOUND OFF SWEDEN
BBC NEWS -
A new species of marine worm that lives off
whale bones on the sea floor has
been described by scientists.
Scientists have recently begun
to recognise the importance of "whale fall" to ocean-floor
TRICKSTER GOD TO HEADLINE IN MUSICAL VERSION OF A CLOCKWORK ORANGE
Entertainment Weekly - After a surprise return to the stage at his club at Dark Asgard in Washington D.C. it appears that Loki has jumped right back into the swing of things.
With rumors of a performance Christmas Eve at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas already being confirmed it seems that Loki just doesn't slow down. Last week rumor mongers began to post on Loki's fan forums that soon their trickster Master would be taking a new Stage.
Loki's management has confirmed that Loki will be going to a new level of stage work. He will be playing the stage version of Alex De Large from Stanley Kubrick's 1971 Cult Classic, A Clockwork Orange.
The story is set in future Britain, where charismatic delinquent Alex De Large is jailed and later volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem but not all goes to plan. the Film was critically acclaimed Nominated for 4 Oscars in 1972.
Even after 34 years, this film still speaks volumes about our current culture, which many ideals are ringing true today. Let's hope the movie translates to the theater as well as the book did to the screen.
LONDON'S DUCHESS TO MARRY LOCAL DC PROFESSOR IN DECEMBER
Entertainment Weekly - The Entertainment business is a fickle place especially when it comes to relationships. They normally stick to their own breed - after all look at Bradgelina, TomKat, Benifer and Marlo - so it came as quite a shock to the industry when rumors surfaced that Amelia Wentworth's (better known to her fans as "The Duchess") upcoming nuptials, to be held in London in December, were to a D.C. local Professor, who is incidentally also a Londoner.
We caught up with Amelia at Dark Asgard and she confirmed the rumor.
"What can I say? We fell in love" she said with a smile and showed off the 1 carat pink diamond she's now sporting. Saying she was glad her soon to be husband understood the concept of simple. "Its hard to play a harpsichord with a huge rock weighing down your hand."
The Duchess says that the wedding will be a small family affair, but she had no doubt "The Press will find a way in."
More details as they surface.