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Monday, August 31, 2015

Pekin, IL

A Pekin man allegedly tried to run down two people with his truck this weekend. Police say 49 year old Mark McClary became angry after seeing someone he knew wearing his pajamas around Hoff & Sapp Saturday. Witnesses told officer he pulled up next to the man, who was walking with another person, and claimed he was going to beat one of them with a hammer.


Thursday, August 20, 2015

Research I have been directing in recent years suggests that Google, Inc., has amassed far more power to control elections -- indeed, to control a wide variety of opinions and beliefs -- than any company in history has ever had. Google's search algorithm can easily shift the voting preferences of undecided voters by 20 percent or more -- up to 80 percent in some demographic groups -- with virtually no one knowing they are being manipulated, according to experiments I conducted recently with Ronald E. Robertson.


Monday, August 17, 2015

KFC has entered the next phase in their resurrection of their brand icon and founder Colonel Sanders by replacing him with a newer colonel. In a new series of commercials for the fast-food chain, "Last Comic Standing" judge and "Saturday Night Live" alum Norm Macdonald takes his turn in donning the white mustache and jacket, replacing the previous version played by Darrell Hammond, the company said in a statement.


Wednesday, August 05, 2015

A man wielding a gun, a hatchet and pepper spray was killed inside a Tennessee movie theater on Wednesday after police responding to reports of an active shooter traded gunshots with the suspect, Nashville police said. Nashville Police spokesman Don Aaron told reporters that one moviegoer was wounded by a hatchet before a SWAT team killed the suspect. The wounded person had a superficial injury, fire department spokesman Brian Haas said. The suspect also had two backpacks with him, Aaron said. The bomb squad destroyed one backpack that contained a "hoax device," Aaron said.


Tuesday, August 04, 2015

The rapper, who was born Curtis James Jackson III, filed for bankruptcy last month after a New York City jury ordered him to pay $7 million to a woman who said he posted online a sex tape she made with a boyfriend. His expenses of $108,000 a month include $5,000 for gardening.


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