florida man september 23
Grosse Tete: A Florida woman who was pinned to the ground by a Louisiana camel outside a truck stop last week told sheriff’s deputies that she bit the animal’s testicles to escape. The woman and her husband stopped at the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete last Thursday to let their pet dog outside. During their visit, the dog entered the camel’s enclosure while chasing after pet treats which had been thrown in by the husband.
The Tiger Truck Stop’s manager, Pamela Bossier, told local media the man made the situation worse by making threatening gestures at the camel with his hat. She stressed that the couple should have asked for help in the stop’s restaurant, which she said is always staffed.
After Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner’s Office determined that LaPointe’s cause of death was hyperthermia, Russell was arrested Friday and charged in LaPointe’s death.
Russell began feeling “tired and nauseous,” so he returned home again, “parked the van in the driveway and turned the van off. Russell told detectives he took a nap in the van while LaPointe was still seat-belted in the back seat,” the sheriff’s office said. When Russell woke two to three hours later, he was covered in sweat. He noticed LaPointe slumped over and unresponsive.
The PSA, which takes a lighthearted approach to a series topic, features a native Florida man, Robby Stratton, who once went viral due to bringing along a live alligator on his beer run. He urges viewers to join the climate strike, in order to save the “Florida Man” from extinction.
The co-founder and chief creative officer of Joan, Jaime Robinson, explained how using a narrative that goes against the traditional angle of climate change is an effective way to inspire action. “The classic images of climate change are of icebergs melting and emaciated polar bears. The reality is the problem is hitting way, way closer to home. If you want to save something, save Florida—and its majestic, crazy-ass native species, the Florida Man.”
2003 Sep 23, Speaking at the United Nations, President Bush rejected calls from France and Germany to hasten the transfer of power in Iraq, insisting the shift to self-government could be “neither hurried nor delayed.”
2003 Sep 23, Puerto Rico’s congressional delegate said the United States will close its Roose-velt Roads Naval Station in eastern Puerto Rico within the next six months.
2003 Sep 23, US forces in Iraq killed 3 civilians in an aerial attack on a farming village.
(SFC, 9/24/03, p.A3)
2003 Sep 23, A federal appeals court unanimously put California’s recall election back on the calendar for Oct. 11.
2003 Sep 23, In California’s Gov. Gray Davis signed a law to prohibit spam effective Jan 1.
(SFC, 9/24/03, p.A1)
2003 Sep 23, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) introduced 64-bit computing for PC users. The 1st new chip is the AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3200+, which runs at 2 GHz.
(SFC, 9/23/03, p.B1)
2003 Sep 23, Scientists reported that human bone fragments found in a cave from Aveline’s Hole in the Mendip Hills of southwest England date from 10,200-10,400BCE.
2003 Sep 23, China signed agreements with Russia and four Central Asian neighbors (Uzbeki-stan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan) in an effort to strengthen a 7-year-old security alli-ance and encourage economic links across a largely undeveloped region.
2003 Sep 23, A power outage struck the capital of Denmark and southern Sweden, leaving nearly 4 million people without electricity.
2003 Sep 23, Ivory Coast rebel leaders said they were abandoning their posts in Ivory Coast’s power-sharing government and halting disarmament.
2003 Sep 23, A raid in Saudi Arabia on Islamic militants left three suspects dead, including Jubran Sultan al-Qahtani (aka as Zubayr al-Rimi), an al-Qaida figure wanted by the US.
2014 Sep 23, The United States and its Arab allies bombed Syria for the first time. Bahrain, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates participated in or supported the strikes against Islamic State targets. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 70 Islamic State fighters were killed in strikes that hit at least 50 targets in Raqqa and Deir al-Zor and Hasakah provinces. It also said at least 50 fighters and 8 civilians were killed in strikes tar-geting al Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, the Nusra Front, in northern Aleppo and Idlib provinces.
2014 Sep 23, US Attorney GenпїЅl. Eric Holder said the federal prison population declined in 2013 by about 4,800, the first decline since 1980.
(SFC, 9/24/14, p.A8)
2014 Sep 23, In Alabama Joe Tesney of Trussville shot and killed two coworkers at a UPS shipping center and then killed himself.
(SFC, 9/24/14, p.A5)
2014 Sep 23, The District of Columbia city council reluctantly voted to allow people to carry concealed handguns for the first time in 40 years to comply with a court ruling that struck down the districtпїЅs ban on carrying handguns outside the home.
(SFC, 9/24/14, p.A8)
2014 Sep 23, In NYC Sulaiman Abu Ghaith (48), the son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, was sentenced to life in prison for acting as the spokesman of al-Qaida after the Sep 11, 2001, terror attack.
(SFC, 9/24/14, p.A6)
2014 Sep 23, At a UN metting on climate control more than 30 countires set the first-ever deadline top end deforestation by 2030, but Brazil said it would not join because it was not included in the planning process.
(SFC, 9/24/14, p.A2)
2014 Sep 23, In Australia a man (18) was shot dead in Melbourne and two counterterrorism police were stabbed in a confrontation.
2014 Sep 23, BrazilпїЅs prosecutor’s office said in a statement that tycoon Eike Batista and sev-en former directors of oil company OGX Petroleo e Gas Participacoes have been charged with deceiving investors with false information regarding the company’s production potential. Prose-cutors said the stock manipulation caused the market to lose more than $6 billion.
2014 Sep 23, A Chinese court found economics professor Ilham Tohti, an ethnic Uighur Mus-lim, guilty of separatism and sentenced him to life in prison.
2014 Sep 23, Egyptian-mediated talks resumed in Cairo between Israel and the Palestinians on cementing a ceasefire in Gaza.
2014 Sep 23, A French court suspended a probe into corruption and influence-peddling target-ing former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, days after he dramatically announced a political comeback.
2014 Sep 23, Hong Kong’s striking students gave the city’s leader 48 hours to honor his prom-ise to listen to the people, threatening further action if he failed to respond to their demands for greater democracy.
2014 Sep 23, Indian military officials said that Chinese troops have set up a camp about 3 km (2 miles) into territory claimed by India in the Chumar region of the Ladakh plateau more than a week ago. Indian soldiers have set up their own base nearby and have been told not to back down.
2014 Sep 23, In Iraq the Islamic State group paraded Iraqi troops captured in battle earlier this week in Sijir. Militants in Siderat broke into the house of a female candidate in the last provincial council elections, killed her and abducted her husband.
(AP, 9/23/14)(AP, 9/25/14)
2014 Sep 23, Israel downed a Syrian warplane over the Golan Heights in the first such incident in three decades and warned it would respond “forcefully” if its security is threatened.
2014 Sep 23, Israeli special forces stormed a West Bank hideout and killed Marwan Qawasmeh (29) and Amer Abu Aisheh (33), the two Palestinians suspected in the June abduc-tion and slaying of three Israeli teenagers.
(AP, 9/23/14)(SFC, 9/24/14, p.A3)
2014 Sep 23, In northern Mali residents of the town of Zouera found the decapitated head and body of a Tuareg hostage seized last week for purportedly acting as an informer for French forces in the region.
2014 Sep 23, In Puerto Rico the 110-foot (34m) US Coast Guard Cutter Key Largo was on patrol just northeast of Vieques when it collided with a 42-foot commercial fishing boat. Two US Virgin Islands residents aboard the Sea Shepherd were rescued after their boat sank in waters more than 100 feet (30 meters) deep.
2014 Sep 23, Somali pirates freed Michael Scott Moore. Negotiators paid a $1.6 million ran-som for the release of the German-American journalist who was kidnapped and held for two years and eight months.
2014 Sep 23, The Syrian military pressed its campaign against the rebels unabated, shelling and carrying out air strikes in the southern province of Deraa and the outskirts of Damascus, as well as Raqqa and Idlib provinces.
2014 Sep 23, In Syria Mohsin al-Fadhli, a leader of the al Qaeda-linked Khorasan group, was killed in a US airstrike. The group had been labelled by US intelligence based on an ancient name for a region that includes parts of Afghanistan, Iran and Turkmenistan. Some people have said the Prophet Muhammad predicted the region would produce a triumphant army under black flags.
(AP, 9/28/14)(TIME, 10/20/14, p.12)
2014 Sep 23, In eastern Ukraine pro-Russian rebels said they were withdrawing guns and tanks from the frontline under a peace plan forged with Kiev that aims to end five months of con-flict.
2014 Sep 23, YemenпїЅs President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi warned of “civil war” in Sunni-majority Yemen and vowed to restore state authority as Shiite rebels appeared to be in near-total control of the capital. Thousands of Houthi supporters gathered in Tahrir Square to cheer a rous-ing speech by their leader Abdel Malik al-Houthi.
(AFP, 9/23/14)(Econ, 9/27/14, p.48)