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Creation Museum Adds More Billboards - Dinos Take the Nation

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The Creation Museum has placed billboards featuring dinosaurs near heavily traveled interstate routes across the country.
Petersburg - Dinosaurs are being spotted on interstates all over the country, and the Creation Museum is to blame.

The comic-book-style dinosaurs are located on more than 100 billboards as far away as Dallas, Orlando., Fla., and Sacramento, Calif.

Ken Ham, co-founder of Answers in Genesis, the apologetics ministry that developed the Creation Museum, said the locations of the billboards demonstrate the broad appeal of the attraction.

"Most of the people who come to the Creation Museum come from outside of Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky," Ham said. "We've had a number of visitors from California and a couple of Christian schools bused kids up from Texas, so putting billboards in those places is not a reach."

While most scientists maintain dinosaurs have been extinct for millions of years, Answers in Genesis teaches that the world is only a few thousand years old and dinosaurs roamed the Earth until very recently.

Dinosaurs play a prominent role in Creation Museum exhibits, which include a Dinosaur Den with fossilized eggs and a triceratops skeleton casting.

The museum has attracted 1.6 million visitors since it opened in May 2007 and averages more than 800 visitors each day.

Previous advertising campaigns have included the use of print and television outlets, but Ham said the billboard campaign is a more cost-effective way to cross-promote and reach a broad audience.

"We don't have the marketing dollars that the big commercial operations have," Ham said. "One of the things we want to do is get people to go to the Creation Museum website and get connected to our other sites as well."

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Zombie Attack! Naked man, 22, 'leaps from roof, dents truck and urinates on floor before biting chunk out of another man's stomach'

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Rampage: Jeremiah Haughee, 22, stripped naked before allegedly destroying property, urinating inside a home and biting its owner.

A naked man allegedly flew into a violent rampage, biting a chunk out of another man's stomach after leaping from his roof onto a truck and urinating inside his home.

Officers responding to the scene needed backup to restrain Jeremiah Aaron Haughee with leg shackles, a spit hood and handcuffs after he continued fighting despite being Tasered five times.

Authorities did not carry out tests on Haughee to see if he was under the influence of any drugs.

Police first arrived at the home in Flagler Beach, Florida at 4.30 a.m. to find two men restraining the naked 22-year-old in a puddle of urine and glass.

They said they had woken to someone destroying their garden furniture, before hearing the person climb on their roof. He jumped onto a truck and dented its hood, leaving $1,500 worth of damage.

When the two men came outside to find out what was going on, Haughee ran into the house and tackled them, knocking a picture frame to the floor and smashing it.

He then urinated on the floor before biting one of them in the stomach as they tried to restrain him, a report from the St. Augustine Police Department said.

Police said the bite was so severe that it will leave the victim permanently disfigured.

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Severed Cat's Head Found In Oxford

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Oxford Animal Control Officer Sandy Merry.
The town's animal control officer is worried after a severed cat's head was found Saturday on Rolling Hills Road.

This is the second severed cat's head found in Oxford, according to Sandy Merry, the Oxford Animal Control Officer.

The first head was found on nearby Moose Hill Road some seven to eight months ago.

The first discovery raised little concern since coyotes are so common in Oxford, Merry said.

The second discovery Saturday is troublesome, Merry said. She thinks the severed head was purposefully placed on the road by a human.

"Someone is clean-cutting off cats' heads and putting them in the street," Merry said.

A veterinary technician who lives in the neighborhood spotted the severed head on the road at about 6 p.m.

She did not want to give the Valley Indy her name because she believes a crime took place and she fears reprisal.

The woman said the head was placed upright in middle of the travel lane, facing oncoming motorists heading down Rolling Hills Road toward Moose Hill Road.

"It was strategically placed in the middle of the road," the woman said.

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Brawl Erupts Outside Courtroom After 'Stand Your Ground' Hearing

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A violent brawl recently occurred inside the Osceola County Courthouse, near Orlando, Florida, after a postponement of a "stand your ground" hearing in the first-degree murder trial of Jason Clair, who is accused of fatally shooting two brothers outside a St. Cloud, Florida bar.

In a crowded hall, outside the courtroom, family members of Clair and his alleged victims, the murdered brothers, began brawling (video below).

Police officers eventually stopped the brawlers with taser threats.

WFTV-TV reported that the murdered brothers' father, James Kun Sr., their family friend, Jeremy Milyon, and defendant Jason Clair's stepfather, James Barker, were the ones who threw the most punches.

All three were arrested and brought to the county jail. Milyon faces a felony charge for punching a police officer during the fight.

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Jordan MP accused of being 'Mossad spy' draws gun during live TV debate

A live television talk show in Jordan produced a torrent of insults, a shoe flying across the studio and a pistol being whipped out, as the host desperately tried to keep two rival politicians apart.


The show on private satellite channel Jo Sat, aired on July 6, started to spin out of control after MP Mohammad Shawabka accused former deputy Mansur Murad of working as a spy for the Syrian regime.

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More 'zombie' attacks? Man bites hunks of flesh off roommates dog

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Michael Daniel allegedly on a "bad trip" on the synthetic drug called "spice" killed his housemate's dog and bit off chunks of the animal's body.
A Waco, Texas man is facing a felony animal cruelty conviction after his arrest on Tuesday for allegedly beating, strangling, and eating his housemate's dog at his home located at 4610 Athens. Witnesses say that Michael Daniel was high and "going crazy" after ingesting the synthetic drug "spice."

According to the Hunterdon Drug Awareness Program website, the synthetic drugs called "Spice" and "K2" with the addition of a variety of other names are products made in Asia and sold to local markets. The product is a combination of spice and bath salts and sold as incense with the warning labels stating "not for human consumption."

The synthetic cannabinoids when ingested however create a similar type of high and are considered hallucinogens which mimic the effects of marijuana and cocaine.

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Child hot-car deaths more common than expected, say experts

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The news that two parents in separate central Indiana incidents left their young child in a sweltering vehicle during a record heat wave has stirred outrage, but national child car-safety advocates say that, in reality, it happens more often than people realize and it happens to all kinds of parents.

On Saturday, a 4-month-old girl died in Greenfield and a 16-month-old girl in Fishers suffered a seizure and was in critical condition after being left locked in stifling hot cars.

Right before he left for his parents' home on Saturday afternoon, 18-year-old Joshua Stryzinski helped change his 4-month-old daughter into a one-piece outfit. It left her legs and arms exposed, a way to help keep her cool in the triple-digit heat.

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Children, Dogs Locked in Cars Suffer in 100 Degree Heat

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Police say two children and three dogs were left locked in cars during the recent heat wave.

The unrelated incidents occurred Thursday, Friday and Saturday when temperatures exceeded 100 degrees at times.

Around 8:30 p.m. Thursday, police officers reportedly spotted a 2-year-old girl locked in a blue Trailblazer parked outside Sears at the Louis Joliet Mall.

Reports did not indicate whether or not the vehicle was running, but said the temperature was 95 degrees at the time.

"The child did not appear in distress, but officers used a slim-jim to unlock the vehicle," Chief Mike Trafton said. After being identified by registration, the girl's mother, Diana J. Tovalin, 22, was paged over the store intercom and taken into custody. Tovalin, of 722 Nicholson St., was cited for endangering the life or health of a child and the Department of Children and Family Services was notified about the incident.

Attention

Food Crisis in a Coming Economic Collapse

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Food line in Detroit (2009)
Nearly everyone recognizes that the U.S. may be in for very hard times in the near future. Some economists are predicting financial collapse as catastrophic as the Great Depression. With a significant number of people now living in cities, far away from their food sources, one may be left to wonder if the degree of famine this time around may result in the starvation of the roughly 240 million Americans who are incapable of growing their own food.

The idea isn't as farfetched or alarmist as it may seem at first glance. At the turn of the 20th century, more than fifty percent of the American labor force earned a living through direct involvement in agriculture, but this number decreased to just 2% by the year 2000. Even more frighteningly, only .8% of Americans are involved in the industry full-time.

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U.S. severe weather insurance losses near $2bn in June

Aon Benfield, the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc AON +0.15% , today releases the latest edition of its Global Catastrophe Recap report, which reviews the natural disaster perils that occurred worldwide during June.

Published by Impact Forecasting, the firm's catastrophe model development center of excellence, the report reveals that several natural disaster events occurred across the United States during the month, the most costly being a severe weather event that spawned up to baseball-sized hail in parts of Texas and New Mexico. According to the Insurance Council of Texas, insured losses in the state will exceed USD1 billion, with more than 100,000 claims filed by the end of June.

Meanwhile, a separate hail event in Colorado and Wyoming caused more than USD700 million in insured losses, according to local sources.

At least 28 people were killed following a prolonged stretch of severe weather in central and eastern U.S. states, which included a violent derecho - a fast-moving, long-lived cluster of intense thunderstorms - that claimed at least 15 lives, caused extensive blackouts, and resulted in more than 50,000 insurance claims.