Monthly Archives: May 2008

I GUESS THIS MEANS NO MORE BOTTOM BASH IN BATON ROUGE!

THE CREATOR OF THE EVENT IS IN BIG TROUBLE!

The man responsible for organizing the Bottom Bash — an annual party aimed at helping make life safer in a south Baton Rouge neighborhood — was arrested Saturday for allegedly trying to rape a woman.

Police were called to Felton L. Anderson’s home at 705 E. McKinley St. around 4:20 a.m. after a woman inside the residence called 911, said Sgt. Don Kelly, a police spokesman.

When a police officer arrived at the home, he could hear a woman screaming, Kelly said.

The officer busted through the door after Anderson refused to open it, Kelly said.

Police found Anderson, holding a 2-foot stick, and a 30-year-old woman with injuries to her face and body, Kelly said.

Officers also found two rocks of crack cocaine, he said.

The woman, who was treated for a broken nose and other injuries, told police she believed Anderson would have raped her if they had not responded to her 911 call, Kelly said.

Anderson, 56, was arrested and booked into Parish Prison on one count each of aggravated battery, attempted forcible rape and possession of Schedule II drugs.

The self-proclaimed community activist started the Bottom Bash in 1996 as one way to help improve the neighborhood in which he was reared, between LSU and downtown.

WHAT’S WRONG WITH AMERICAN MADE CARS?

WHERE WAS YOUR CAR MADE AND WAS THAT A FACTOR IN YOUR CHOICE TO BUY IT?

I’ve noticed this as long as I’ve been able to – most Asian Americans don’t drive American made cars. It has been a trend that others have discussed and written about. I’m not quite sure what the reasoning is for this. Typically, you see most Asian Americans driving Toyotas, Nissans or even Hondas. But you rarely see them driving Ford, Chevrolet, Lincoln, or Chrysler brands. Even those Asian Americans who are well to do typically drive Mercedes Benz, BMW or Lexus. What do you think of this trend? Just to make sure I wasn’t alone or having racist thoughts – I did a search on the internet and found other discussion groups and sites addressing the issue. Are American made cars that bad? I drive an American made vehicle with pride and so far I haven’t had any major problems!

EXCHANGE OF THE WEEK: CAN I SEE YOUR RECEIPT? CAN I SEE YOUR GREEN PAPERS?

A CONVERSATION YOU CAN GET ONLY AT WALMART!

As many of you know I’m a regular at Walmart. Well, this Thursday I was walking out of the store behind a couple. We both had baskets with stuff. The greeter who was standing at the door asked to see the couple’s receipt first. This greeter, a middle aged Hispanic woman, had a very thick Spanish accent. When she asked the couple for their receipt – the man (White) asked her if he could see her green papers with a very p-o’d look on his face. The greeter was shocked and asked for his receipt again. He seemed very upset and insisted on seeing her green papers again. His wife or significant other had to calm him down and convinced him to take out his receipt. The man eventually walked off cursing very loud. The woman seemed a bit shaken and then proceeded to ask to see my receipt. After that things went pretty smoothly for the greeter. What’s your opinion of the man’s reaction to the Walmart greeter? Do you think it was racist or a valid question in Texas? The Insite would love to hear your opinion on this!

THOUGHT THIS WAS EXTREMELY FUNNY!

THE BABY IS NOT MINE!

MICHELIN TIRE MAN DENIES PATERNITY SUIT… CLAIMS CHILD IS NOT HIS. ..

INSITE HEADQUARTERS HAS A NEW HD TELEVISION!

THE NEW EDITION TO THE HEADQUARTERS!

The Insite has a new television at the headquarters. I’ve been obsessed with HD flat screens ever since I got rid of the LG 37 inch a year ago. It gave me a headache believe it or not. Anyway, I decided to go out and buy one this weekend. I decided against a large television for the bedroom this time. I found a 26 inch at Circuit City for only – get this – $412. It’s their house brand called Element. I compared the picture quality to the LG. The only difference is LG’s black is blacker than the Element. I suggest if you’re looking for a good bargain get the house brand HD television and get the extended warranty for 3 years!

MOM IS PROUD OF HER SON’S NEW BOOK ABOUT THE WHITE HOUSE!

THE BOOK THAT HAS SCOTT UNDER ATTACK BY FELLOW REPUBLICANS!

Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan’s mother says she’s proud of her son for writing his book.

McClellan’s book — “What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception” — is a highly-critical memoir of President Bush and his administration.

Maverick Texas politician Carole Strayhorn told The Associated Press today that her son in not disgruntled. But he was disappointed.

Strayhorn has been involved in Texas politics for several decades at local and statewide levels — running for office as a Democrat, Republican and as an independent.

She served as the state’s Republican Comptroller from 1999-2007 and ran for governor as an independent in 2006.

Her first term as comptroller overlapped with Bush’s second term as Texas governor.

It discusses what the former spokesman considers a less-than-honest selling of the Iraq war to a lack of personal candor and an unwillingness to admit mistakes.

AN ADVOCATE FOR CHILDREN ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ABUSING THEM!

BILLY CARROLL BEING HELD ON $2 MILLION BOND!

Police said Thursday they were interviewing potential victims of a court-appointed children’s advocate who faces aggravated sexual assault charges after police allegedly seized video showing him having sex with children.

The videotape showed Billy Dan Carroll, 53, having sex with kids ranging in age from 3 to 15, and two adult women who appeared to be unconscious, police said.

Carroll remained jailed in Travis County on Thursday on a bond of $2 million. He was charged with one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child in a May 17 incident. A message left by The Associated Press for his lawyer on Thursday was not immediately returned.

Officers were going to children’s homes to interview them Thursday in an attempt to identify the alleged victims, police Sgt. Rich Stresing said.

“We don’t know where it is going to end up, how many victims we may end up with,” police Sgt. Brian Loyd told the Austin American-Statesman in Wednesday’s online editions. “There could be six. There could be 20. There is no telling.”

A volunteer children’s advocate since 2004, officials at Court-Appointed Special Advocates of Travis County suspended Carroll last week after learning of the allegations, said Laura Wolf, the organization’s executive director.

Austin attorney Roy Minton, who is representing Carroll, declined to comment other than to tell the newspaper, “It is obviously a very serious charge.” Minton said he has met with his client since he was arrested.

Bill Fredericks, Carroll’s business partner in their court reporting firm, released a statement saying: “It goes without saying that those of us at Fredericks-Carroll are shocked and saddened by this news. Our company was certainly not aware of any of the allegations underlying Mr. Carroll’s arrest, and we condemn any criminal behavior that may have occurred.”

CASA volunteers work with Child Protective Services by working with children who are victims of abuse or neglect. They assist by talking with the children, their parents, foster parents and others about the child’s future.

STATE SUPREME COURT RULES POLYGAMIST SECT CHILDREN SHOULD BE RETURNED TO THEIR PARENTS!

DO YOU AGREE WITH THE COURT’S DECISION?

The Texas Supreme Court has ruled that the children taken from a polygamist sect’s ranch should be returned to their parents, saying child welfare officials overstepped their authority.

The high court on Thursday affirmed a decision by the appellate court last week, saying Child Protective Services failed to show an immediate danger to the more than 400 children swept up from the Yearning For Zion Ranch nearly two months ago.

HOW LONG SHOULD GOVERNOR PERRY RETAIN HIS EMAILS?

7 DAYS IS THE LIMIT THEN THEY CAN BE DELETED!

An open records attorney has asked the Texas attorney general to take legal action against Gov. Rick Perry’s office to stop his policy of deleting e-mails every seven days.

Attorney Joe Larsen argues in the complaint that policy violates Texas public information laws.

Attorney General Greg Abbott’s office has 30 days to respond to the request, which was first filed May 14, but updated Thursday. His office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Texas law requires e-mails to be kept in an electronic, searchable format, Larsen said. Perry’s office requires each individual staffer to print or save e-mails that need to be retained before they are deleted.

“There is absolutely no way that all the e-mails that should be archived are being printed and filed,” Larsen said. Perry’s office did not immediately respond to calls seeking comment, but a spokeswoman has said previously that staffers are trained to follow the law and do not allow public records to be destroyed.

THE DEFENSE: IT CAN’T BE OUR GUY – HE HAS A MOLE ON HIS BACK!

AN FBI EXPERT TESTIFIES IN THE CASE!

An FBI forensic expert testified Thursday that the male and female in a sex tape at the heart of the R. Kelly child pornography trial weren’t computer-generated or altered.

In more than an hour of highly technical analysis, George Skaluba told jurors that the video appears to depict “real people in a real environment.”

The defense maintains the R&B star is not the man in the video and has repeatedly suggested that his likeness could have been computer-generated onto the 27-minute tape.

Kelly, 41, is charged with child pornography for allegedly videotaping himself having sex with a girl who prosecutors say was as young as 13. He has pleaded not guilty and faces up to 15 years
in prison if convicted.

Skaluba also told jurors that even if someone wanted to create digital images, it would be costly and could take years. “It would be very, very time consuming and very hard to do,”
Skaluba said.

Under cross-examination, Skaluba conceded he wasn’t in a position to say if the male on the tape was actually Kelly or a look-alike.

Kelly’s attorneys have also noted that the singer has a mole on his back and they claim the man on the tape does not. The alleged victim, now 23, also has denied she is on the graphic video.

NEARLY A DOZEN STUDENTS CAUGHT CHEATING WITH TEXTS AT PRAIRIE VIEW!

THE HI-TECH WAY OF CHEATING!

Prairie View A&M University says 11 nursing students were caught cheating on a comprehensive examination and weren’t allowed to graduate with their class.

The university said the students used cell phones to text-message other students who had finished the exam.

Other students who noticed the cheating reported it to faculty members. Students hearings were held after an investigation.

“These 11 ‘fessed up, if you will, but it was never clearly defined who precisely did what and how many were involved,” school spokesman Bryce Kennard said in a story for Wednesday’s online edition of the Houston Chronicle.

The 11 will be allowed to enroll again in the fall and will be allowed to graduate in December if they pass the examination again. They also must take an ethics course.

The newspaper said 10 of the students have agreed to return in the fall. The 11th student has not responded, Kennard said.

Kennard said that students are allowed to take breaks and leave the room during the exam, which takes four to five hours to complete. But he said the text-messaging was done while students were seated and taking tests.

MAN KILLED, WOMAN SHOT BY CARJACKING SUSPECT!

TUNE INTO FOX 26 NEWS AT NOON FOR MORE INFORMATION AND UPDATES!

A woman is undergoing surgery after she is attacked in a southeast Houston carjacking and police are investigating three separate crime scenes after the suspects lead officers on a vehicle chase.

The woman who was carjacked was shot in the lower body early Thursday morning by a group of suspects at the intersection of Almeda Genoa at Jennet.

The suspects drove to the Woodlen Place Apartments on the 8400 block of Broadway where they are accused of shooting and killing a man.

After the suspects escaped from the apartment complex in the stolen vehicle, Houston police chased the vehicle at approximately 5:45 a.m.

At one point during the chase, the suspects threw a gun outside the stolen vehicle at the 8100 block of Broadway near Sims Bayou.

The chase ended when one suspect ran from the vehicle at the intersection of Dixie and Heffernan. That suspect is now in police custody.