The details of this story are startling and heartbreaking. A healthy 37 year old man man perishes when his bedroom is swallowed by a sinkhole. A weeping brother who recounts his attempted rescue. The relative clutching a tattered family bible carefully salvaged by precision backhoe work by solemn demolition crews. Jeffrey Bush was only 37 when he lost his life. What about the rest of his family? The house was in their family for generations. These are tough times for a working class family to have such tragic losses. Imagine losing everything you own and news crews from around the world watch you literally pick thru what you have left.
Sources say “sinkhole season” has only begun in Florida and another has been found 2 miles away. I hope tragedies like these lead to better uses of land and water resources. People’s lives may depend on it, and not hypothetical future generations but people living in Florida today. Don’t let Jeffrey Bush’s death be for naught.
In this undated photo released by Jeremy Bush, shows his brother Jeff Bush. Jeremy Bush heard a loud crash and screaming coming from his brother’s room early Thursday, March 1, 2013 in Seffner, Fla. A large sinkhole opened under Jeff’s bedroom and he disappeared together with most of the bedroom furniture. Jeremy jumped into the hole and was quickly up to his neck in dirt. Jeff is presumed dead. Image www.sacbee.com
Jeremy Bush, right, gets a hug from a family friend while speaking to the media as demolition continues at the home of his brother, Jeff Bush, Monday, March 4, 2013 in Seffner, Fla. A sinkhole opened up underneath the house late Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, swallowing Jeff Bush, 37. The 20-foot-wide opening of the sinkhole was almost covered by the house, and rescuers said there were no signs of life since the hole opened Thursday night. Image www.sacbee.com
A Hillsborough County, Fla., firefighter removes salvaged items, including a family photo, from the home where a sinkhole swallowed Jeffrey Bush, late Thursday in Seffner, Fla., on Sunday, March 3, 2013. Crews are set to begin the demolition of the home on Sunday, after search personnel failed to find Bush. Image www.sacbee.com
Demolition experts remove a piece of furniture from the home of Jeff Bush, 37, during demolition Monday, March 4, 2013 in Seffner, Fla. A sinkhole opened up underneath the house late Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, swallowing Jeff Bush, 37. The 20-foot-wide opening of the sinkhole was almost covered by the house, and rescuers said there were no signs of life since the hole opened Thursday night. Image www.sacbee.com
A family member prays in front of home of Jeff Bush, 37, before demolition crews destroy it Monday, March 4, 2013, after a sinkhole opened up underneath it late Thursday evening swallowing Bush, 37, in Seffner, Fla. The 20-foot-wide opening of the sinkhole was almost covered by the house, and rescuers said there were no signs of life since the hole opened Thursday night. Image www.sacbee.com
Officials put devices into the ground to measure the stability of the ground, Friday, March 1, 2013, where a sinkhole opened up overnight inside the home at 240 Faithway Drive in Seffner, Florida. A man, Jeff Bush was inside his bedroom room at the time and is missing. Image www.sacbee.com
A crowd looks at the Florida home where a man was consumed by a sinkhole while sleeping in his bed.
Photograph by Edward Linsmier, Getty Images
Workers carefully demolish the home where a sinkhole opened up and swallowed a man who was asleep in his bed. Image CNN
Demolition on Monday revealed the giant sinkhole that opened beneath a Seffner, Fla., home. Image WTSP.com
Demolition on Monday revealed the giant sinkhole that opened beneath a Seffner, Fla., home. Image WTSP.com
Florida sinkhole now considered victim’s grave
March 5, 2013 | www.freep.com
After demolition work Monday revealed the giant sinkhole that swallowed a Tampa-area man as he slept Thursday night, crews began filling in the chasm presumed to be his grave.
During a brief ceremony at 4 p.m., the family of 37-year-old Jeffrey Bush placed a teddy bear, a photo, notes and flowers into the bucket of a backhoe, which dropped them into the estimated 60-foot-deep hole in Seffner, about 15 miles east of Tampa. Then came a truckload of gravel, the first in the process of filling in the yawning hole that took Bush without warning.
302-Pound South Carolina Man Busted For Clobbering Burger King Worker With Food Tray In Dispute Over Cold Onion Rings
February 19, 2013 | www.thesmokinggun.com
A South Carolina man has been arrested and charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly striking a Burger King employee in the head with a food tray during a dispute over cold onion rings.
Kristopher Wiggins, 32, was collared last week in connection with the January 29 confrontation at the fast food restaurant in the town of Santee (pop. 955). Free on a $5000 personal recognizance bond, Wiggins is set for a March 20 trial on the misdemeanor charge.
There are plenty of misleading headlines about this story. As far as I can the order of events is as follows. Priest appears to be a sexually active cross dressing homosexual who uses sex toys and cavorts in the rectory with adults. Priest is asked to step down. Ex-priest begins doing and perhaps selling meth. Ex-priest begins dealing meth and tries to buy sex and smoke shop called LAND OF OZ AND DOROTHY’s PLACE perhaps to launder funds. Ex-priest gets busted.
Let me look into a crystal ball. Ex-priest goes to jail, writes a book, is subject of movie starring Kevin Spacey and falls off and on the wagon.
Priest Charged In Meth Sting Tried To Open Sex Shop, Feds Say
January 18, 2013 | By EDMUND H. MAHONY, firstname.lastname@example.org | The Hartford Courant
(Courtesy of Only In Bridgeport )
A Catholic priest indicted earlier this week for his role in a bicoastal, crystal methamphetamine distribution ring may have been trying to launder thousands of dollars in weekly drug profits through an X-rated video and sexual novelty store, according to authorities.
The indictment on narcotics charges Tuesday of Monsignor Kevin Wallin, 61, has stunned the Diocese of Bridgeport, where he formerly served in positions that included personal secretary to successive bishops, including Edward Egan, later appointed a cardinal.
Unlike other stories of airport security I’ve posted, this one features a response from the TSA about their actions. Warning the video is really sad and heartbreaking and features a crying toddler in a wheelchair.
Here’s The TSA’s Defense For Stopping A 3-Year-Old Girl In A Wheelchair On The Way To Disney World
Alex Davies | Feb. 22, 2013 | www.businessinsider.com
After TSA agents stopped a wheelchair-bound three-year-old girl at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport earlier this month, the TSA felt prompted by media attention to clarify its side of the story.The parents of Lucy Forck, who has Spina bifida and uses a wheelchair, were furious after TSA agents stopped them on their way to Disney World on February 9.
When Annie Forck began recording the encounter, she was told doing so is illegal.
Nathan Forck rightly argued it is legal, and Annie continued recording. In the video, posted to YouTube, Lucy is crying because TSA agents took her stuffed animal away, to be screened.
Ultimately, Lucy was not subjected to a pat-down, and the TSA apologized for the incident.
Our officer did initially mention a pat-down. We admit this was confusing, and contributed to a stressful situation. Very quickly, a manager was able to step in and give guidance.
Also, our officer told the passenger that it was illegal to film at the checkpoint. This is not the case, and you can take a look at our filming policy here.
The child did not receive a pat-down. You can read our new procedures for children 12 and under here.
Neither the child nor the parent was detained. TSA does not have the authority to detain passengers. Only Law Enforcement Officers can detain passengers.
The child’s stuffed animal was not confiscated. It was screened and handed back to the child after being screened.All accessible property is screened prior to traveling to you departure gate. You may remember this stuffed animal from last year.
“This stuffed animal” refers to a case from May 11, 2012, when a disassembled gun and ammo were found in three stuffed animals at Providence TF Green Airport.
People either love or hate TV Food personality Guy Fieri. When the diner and dive food king recently opened a restaurant in New York City the venerable food critics of the New York Times pretty much wiped their dog’s bum with paper and published the results as a restaurant review.
Was the food at Guy’s American Kitchen and Bar really THAT bad? Was Guy’s American Kitchen and Bar menu tailored to the cheddar cheese tastes of the average American (blue collar) and not to the goat cheese tastes of the New York Times (white collar)? Perhaps.
When Guy’s American Kitchen and Bar opened they for some reason didn’t purchase the domain name http://guysamericankitchenandbar.com. Since the domain was available a prankster purchased it and posted the parody menu below.
This is truly one of the funniest things I have ever read.
Think back to your first grade days when your innovative thoughts inspired the creation of gold-sprayed macaroni collages, paper mâché pieces and indoor cardboard box castles. If you haven’t noticed, the creative process has changed a bit–especially with school-age children having access to technology, namely mobile devices.
Sheriff Ron Lockhart said his office is investigating whether a Sequoyah County, Okla., man died after spontaneously bursting into flames.
The sheriff said 65-year-old Danny Vanzandt’s death might be a rare case of spontaneous human combustion.
“This is a case that I’ve never seen before,” Lockhart said.
Emergency crews responded to Bawkin Road in Sequoyah County about 10:50 a.m. Monday (Feb. 18) after a neighbor told police she saw smoke coming from next door, Lockhart said. Vanzandt’s brother, Aaron, tells 5NEWS he and his stepson found the body around 11 a.m. and called 911.
“The body was burned and it was incinerated,” Lockhart said.
Baby slapper and mean drunk Joe Rickey may be one of those people to rich too prosecute. As the president, oops, former president, of defense contractor UNITECH Composites and Structures he was probably very well compensated. He may even have lots of rich white well connected friends able to put in a good word with the right people on his behalf so that he can avoid jail time.
This is a nice time to remember that 60% of our federal budget goes for defense spending and supporting fine, old, white, racist, mean-drunk, intolerant, useless tools like Joe Rickey as well as a few other people that their wealth trickles down to.
Joe Rickey as president of a defense contractor.
Joe Rickey Hundley in a photo from a previous arrest. Most likely his 2007 arrest for threatening his gal with a cork screw when he was loaded. Image Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office
Jessica and Jonah Bennett
FBI: Man Slapped Crying Toddler On Delta Flight
Suspect used racial slur before striking fellow passenger’s son
The Smoking Gun | Feb. 15, 2013
FEBRUARY 15–After demanding that the mother of a crying toddler “shut that nigger baby up,” a male passenger allegedly slapped the 19-month-old across the face as a flight prepared to land in Atlanta last Friday evening, The Smoking Gun has learned.
The shocking February 8 incident aboard Delta Air Lines Flight 721 resulted in Joe Rickey Hundley, 60, being charged with simple assault, according to a U.S. District Court affidavit. Hundley, is president of an aircraft parts manufacturer headquartered in Hayden, Idaho.
Mr Mullet sounds like a scary guy. Hopefully jail time will result in his terrorizing fewer people.
Supporters of Samuel Mullet Sr. leaving court in Cleveland on Friday after he was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Fifteen followers received lesser terms. Image Michael F. McElroy for The New York Times
Amish Sect Leader Sentenced to 15 Years in Hair-Cutting Attacks
By TRIP GABRIEL | February 8, 2013 | NYT
The leader of a dissident Amish sect was sentenced on Friday to 15 years in prison for a series of bizarre beard- and hair-cutting attacks on other Ohio Amish that drew national attention.
Samuel Mullet Sr., 67, the leader, was sentenced in Federal District Court in Cleveland for coordinating assaults that prosecutors argued were motivated by religious intolerance. Fifteen of his followers, including six women, were given lesser sentences, ranging from one year and one day to seven years.