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2009-04-29 17:25:00

WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) issues the following statement upon approval today by the House of Representatives for the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009, also known as the Matthew Shepard Act, and on a recommendation by the U.S. Department of Justice to end disparity in sentencing for crimes involving crack and powder cocaine: "Today -- the 100th day of the Obama Administration -- is a great day for advancing the...

2009-03-10 15:16:43

Police in Florida said a man accused of drug possession and leaving the scene of a crash allegedly tried to buy drugs with fake money. Investigators said Eric Bruen, 29, was pulled over Saturday by Stuart Police after they noticed that his car was severely damaged and could not stay inside a lane, TCPalm.com reported Tuesday. Police found four rocks of crack cocaine in is car and thee rocks of the drug in his shirt pocket. Bruen had allegedly tried to purchase drugs earlier Saturday but the...

2009-01-12 14:45:00

January is Birth Defects Prevention Month   SEATTLE, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In Washington state in 2007, 23.9 percent of women ages 18-44 were obese, according to the March of Dimes Perinatal Data Center. Women who are overweight or obese have higher odds of having complications during pregnancy including hypertension (high blood pressure), preeclampsia and eclampsia or gestational diabetes. Each of these conditions may require medication and treatment and put the health of...

2009-01-07 14:20:46

Police in Maryland said they have arrested a man who allegedly dropped a bag of crack cocaine at the cash register of a grocery store. Investigators said employees of Bloom grocery in Frederick called police Tuesday after finding a bag on the floor that contained smaller packages of crack cocaine, the Baltimore Sun reported Wednesday. Officer John Hoxie identified a suspect from surveillance video and credit card information, police said. Hoxie arrested the suspect, William Firey, 47, without...

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2008-12-20 00:00:00

A crack dealer making a delivery learned the hard way that his new customers were police officers in Galveston, Texas, investigators said. An officer decided to make a call early Thursday after he got a tip from an informant, complete with telephone number, about a dealer willing to make home deliveries, the Houston Chronicle reported. When the officer called, the man at the other end of the line not only agreed to bring the drugs to a prearranged location but helpfully described his...

2008-08-10 00:00:24

By Paul Paterra Two Pittsburgh men were placed in the Indiana County Jail after being arrested on drug charges. Vondae Duane Freeman, 22, and Jermaine Earle Thompson, 22, both were charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia. Indiana Borough police said officers from the Indiana County Drug Task Force Wednesday observed several...

2008-08-04 21:00:27

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. _ Some South Florida researchers are confident they have found a more reliable way to bring medical care to HIV-positive crack cocaine users, hard-to-reach patients who may spread the virus through risky behavior. At the International AIDS Conference in Mexico City, a University of Miami team on Monday presented preliminary results of an experimental program to link HIV-positive crack-cocaine with health care. The study, to be completed in 2010, is being done with...

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2008-04-18 00:50:00

New forms of synthetically sweetened cocaine has been discovered in California by federal drug agents who hope to stop its development before it becomes available to other parts of the nation. Drug agents said the new product was more sophisticated than previous forms that attempted to mix cocaine with powdered candy. The previous form was cut with extra flavoring, thus making it less potent, but the amount seized last week was full-strength, investigators say. Flavors included strawberry,...

2006-06-06 19:39:38

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - A Texas man was put to death by lethal injection on Tuesday for the 1992 ax-murder of his girlfriend. Timothy Titsworth, 34, was condemned for killing Christine Sossaman, 26, as she lay sleeping in the bedroom of the mobile home they shared in Amarillo, Texas, on July 23, 1992. Titsworth said he was high on crack cocaine when he struck Sossaman about 16 times with the ax. Sossaman told a friend the day before the attack she was going to ask Titsworth to...

2006-03-24 07:21:29

By Katie Nguyen NAIROBI (Reuters) - A Kenyan judge postponed the destruction of a record 1.1 tonne cocaine haul for a week from Friday to give Western experts time to verify the cache, which diplomats fear may have been tampered with. "I allow the adjournment because the state is not ready for the destruction of the drugs," Chief Magistrate Aggrey Muchelule said, adding it would be destroyed next Friday. Police seized the haul -- worth an estimated $88 million and said at the time...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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