A 4-year-old girl is smacking her mother with a piece of wheat toast on the elevated circle that overlooks the main hall at Union Station. A 3-year-old boy with a ketchup-smeared face has rocked his highchair back on two legs in a fight over whether to put on a jacket. And at the table next to mine, a couple in their mid-60s are failing at finding topics of conversation over their breakfast specials in the early afternoon.
This is holiday week at Union Cafe.
Tham V. Huynh must have had one hell of an electric bill. An 11-month investigation ended Tuesday when authorities executed a search warrant at 427 Lawn Avenue.
Officers confiscated 541 marijuana plants, grow equipment and a pound of processed marijuana. Huynh, 47, was arrested on charges of felony possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute.
Great chocolatiers have always been a bit like mad scientists, and now they might just have the science to begin creating the perfect chocolate bar.
Fast Company reports that a team of French scientists has unlocked the genetic code of chocolate. And not just any chocolate, but the DNA of Theobroma cacao, a species of cacao used primarily to make gourmet dark chocolate.
After playing the South by Southwest official showcase in Austin last spring, local electro-funk band Antennas Up began recording its second album. Frontman Kyle Akers says the band is now "locked in the basement of the hAUs [its studio] working on the music we wrote in Maine earlier this year," with an eye to wrapping things up in the early part of 2011. Meanwhile, Antennas Up is back to play a New Year's Eve Eve show at RecordBar on a smartly programmed bill.
There are certain things that a criminal mind should just know. Like, to avoid robbing people when there's snow on the ground. Or to not keep evidence linked to your crime in your pockets. Perhaps avoid stealing a flashy, brand-new car, especially one equipped with OnStar GPS tracking technology.
And if you're going to use handcuffs on your victim, you do it --
don't let them handcuff themselves! C'mon, man, haven't you ever watched an action movie? Akeem Mosley, 24, is accused of making all of these mistakes and more, which is why he allegedly spent just two hours enjoying someone else's cherry-red, 2010 Camaro before Kansas City police officers arrested him.
The Nanny State's potentially life-saving technology strikes back! Take that, civil liberties activists!
Just as study surfaced in Columbia showing red-light cameras netted the city a meager $18,047, and only 15 fewer crashes happened at camera-monitored intersections after they were installed than before, Kansas City's use of the cameras won a major battle in court ... by losing.
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power.
Spirit Controlled Family Living
Author: Tim & Bev LaHaye
Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company, Old Tappan, New Jersey
Discovered at: Goodwill in Independence, Missouri
The Cover Promises: "When Tim and Bev LaHaye discovered the joy of living under the direction of God's spirit, they transformed their mediocre marriage into a rich and fulfilling family life." Also, family life has a low pixel rate.
"In fact, Bev and I have come to the conclusion that the most common mistake Christian parents of teenagers make is letting them pick their own friends. It is fatal!" (page 63)
"Even though the secular world of psychology commonly suggests that sexual fantasies are normal (the everyone's doing it routine), they are wrong." (page 72)
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