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10/19/2011

Wild animals on the run, Shia Lebeouf and Ice Cream Sandwiches

Good morning!

Back from vacation and into to the wild.   It seems almost surreal to hear authorities telling people to lock their doors and stay inside because dozens of wild animals "that you would see on TV in Africa" are roaming a town in east-central Ohio.   That is the case as lions, tigers, cheetahs, wolves, giraffes, camels and bears escaped from the Muskingum County Animal Farm, a wild animal preserve, in Zanesville.  

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The owner was found dead, the cages were open and the fences left unsecured.    Police have killed 31 of the animals and there have been numerous exotic animal sightings.  Around a dozen are still on the run, officials said.

"I have kids. I've heard a male lion roar all night," one woman who lives nearby said.

Staffers from the Columbus Zoo have gone to the scene to try to tranquilize and capture some of the animals.  

Hollywood bad boy Shia Lebeouf is a hot topic after his hot temper apparently led to a beat down outside a bar in Vancouver, where he’s filming “The Company You Keep” with Robert Redford.   TMZ reports LaBeouf got into a brawl last week with an unnamed bar patron. According to crew members, the man repeatedly insulted LaBeouf and his manhood, and things escalated from there.   The fight spilled out into the street where someone had a camera rolling.

 

Meanwhile, Rapper Soulja Boy, 21, was arrested in Temple, Georgia in a car with marijuana, weapons and $50000, police said    The rapper was traveling to Mississippi early Tuesday, when police noticed one of his tail lights wasn't working and pulled over the vehicle.  Soulja Boy, who went from MySpace star to millionaire at the age of 17, has a relatively clean record, arrested once before for running away from police.  He was ordered held on $10,000 bond.

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Carson Palmer, the quarterback who refused to play for Cincinnati, is the new Oakland Raiders quarterback after a trade for a couple of draft picks.  The Raiders needed a QB after Jason Campbell suffered a season ending injury last Sunday.

The Philadelphia Eagles shipped running back Ronnie Brown to Detroit.   Brown had zero carries after his boneheaded attempt to try to throw the ball while being swarmed at the goal line, only to end up fumbling in a 24-23 loss to the 49ers.  Dion Lewis (an Albany native) had moved ahead of him on the charts.   The Eagles reacquired RB Jerome Harrison has part of the deal.

Google rolled out the Ice Cream Sandwich overnight.   Google is not getting into the ice cream business, but that's the name of its new 4.0 Android operating system.  It brings together the technology of smart phones and tablets.  The official demonstration is available on YouTube:

 

A hot video on YouTube is a demonstration of how well an iPhone 4S fares against a Samsung Galaxy when dropped.   The video has been viewed more than 2 million times, but it's important to note that the company that posted the video is actually selling protection for "if you drop your iPhone."

 

If you see an ad on Facebook for free coffee from Tim Hortons or Starbucks, it's likely a scam.  Sophos is warning users that the post asks people to “Like” a page and share it with Facebook friends in exchange for free coffee.  In this case, users are asked to provide an email address and other sensitive information.  Read more at Sophos.com.

Among the trending videos on YouTube is United States Marine Corps. Sgt. Shamar Thomas from Roosevelt, NY confronting the New York Police Department at the Occupy Wall Street protest. Thomas, who served two tours in Iraq, voiced his opinions of the NYPD police during the protest.

 

Justin Bieber caused chaos in Peru when hundreds of screaming fans chased his motorcade down the street.

 

And our hot animal video of the day is a baby elephant taking its first steps, and stepping on its trunk in the process.

 

That's the trend!

Bob

 

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