Happy Friday! It's gonna be a crazy busy day for me, but at the end of it a 3 day weekend, so it's worth it.. Hope everybody has a great weekend. Here's what you missed on today's show.
The Morning Brain Buster:
Bonehead Of The Day:
What would you do if you saw a dead body? If you're this particular 24-year-old Missouri woman, you pose for pictures with it...then post them on Facebook. The woman snapped a pic with 30-year-old Dennis Meyer, who was found dead last week, potentially of a drug overdose. The woman is going to be charged with abandonment of a corpse and police are looking for a male also in the pictures. The question now becomes did anyone like the pictures on Facebook? Source: The Joplin Globe
Meth Lab Found In Church
This one is going to be hard to explain on Judgement Day. The Associated Press reports a woman in Hillsboro, Illinois "noticed activity" at the Waveland Hillsboro Presbyterian Church and alerted police.
One woman was spotted outside the church and another was in the basement. The women tried to flee in their car, but were pulled over shortly after. It turns out the women were using the empty church basement as a meth lab.
Neither one was affiliated with Waveland but since the alleged lab was in a church, 53-year-old Judith Hemken and 26-year-old Tiffany Burton face up to 40 years in prison.
Source: Associated Press
Teachers have always said “cheaters never prosper.” Well, somebody should have told those teachers’ boss. A Harlem assistant principal was hit with a $7,000 fine for changing his son’s grades from failing to passing. Umm, 2 things: First, it was only a $7,000 fine? And second, why didn’t he change them to “A’s?”
Abdurrahim Ali told officials he hacked the Bread and Roses High School computer system to alter the grades of exams and entire courses for his son, a basketball player who struggled academically. How bad was it? One of the teachers offered: “He would come to class, and then leave, and curse you out.”
And what better way to teach your kid the value of respect and hard work - than to help him cheat?
But his son wasn’t the only beneficiary: Ali had coached the teen and dozens of other kids on the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams, but when his son’s grades and those of nine teammates went into the crapper, Ali stepped in to change those of his son and the other players.
Ali’s son graduated from Bread and Roses in 2013 and the cheating administrator was reassigned away from his post as the investigation concluded.
Here’s the real kicker: Ali will continue to draw his $104,437 salary while Education Department officials ponder where to place him next. Oh, and fun fact…the troubled Harlem school is set to be phased out for poor performance by 2016.
Source: The New York Daily News
Human Skull Donated To Good Will
Want a great deal on a human skull? It might be as easy as shopping at your local thrift store.
Police in Austin, Texas are stumped as to who donated a human skull to the local Goodwill. Homicide Detective Derek Israel said that foul play isn’t suspected and he just wants to know how the adult skull came to be left at the Goodwill store.
Goodwill staff discovered the skull while sifting through donations, but no other details about it have been released.
The craziest thing, this is the fourth skull to be donated to the international nonprofit this summer, three were donated in July to a Goodwill store in Bellevue, Washington.
A little advice to the local PD, human skulls don’t just pop up at thrift stores unless Tony Sopranos’ in town. I’d suggest they start looking a little closer at the missing persons in the local papers. Know what I’m sayin’?
Source: Associated Press
- Lucas Cruikshank (“iCarly,” “Fred”) (FAST FACT: His Youtube channel was the first in history to have over one million subscribers) – 21
- Rebecca DeMornay (“Risky Business,” “Hand That Rocks The Cradle,” “American Reunion,” “Wedding Crashers.”) – 55
- Elliott Gould (“Friends, “Ocean's Eleven,” “MASH”) (FAST FACT: He married Barbra Streisand in March 1963 and they had one child together before divorcing in 1971.) – 76
- Carla Gugino (“Spin City,” “American Gangster,” “Entourage,” “Spy Kids”) – 43
- Lea Michele (“Glee”) – 28
- Deborah Van Valkenburgh (“Jackie Rush” of “Too Close for Comfort”) – 62
- The late Sir Richard Attenborough (“The Great Escape in 1963,” “Gandhi,” “Jurassic Park,” “Miracle on 34th Street”) (1923 – 2014)…he would have been 91.
- The late Isabel Sanford (“The Jeffersons’” Louise) (1917 – 2004)…she would have been 97
- The late Ingrid Bergman (“Casablanca,” “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” “Gaslight”) (1915 – 1982)…she would have been 99
- Simple Plan’s David Desrosiers – 34
- DJ Flex – 34
- Paul McDonald – 30
- One Direction’s Liam Payne – 21
- The late Michael Jackson (FAST FACT: His 1982 album, “Thriller,” became the best-selling album in history, winning thirteen GRAMMY Awards and having thirteen songs reach #1 on U.S. charts.) (1958 – 2009)…he would have been
- The late Dinah Washington (FAST FACT: She was inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame in 1986 and once won a GRAMMY for "What a Difference a Day Makes.’”) (1924 – 1963)…she would have been
- Director William Friedkin (“The Exorcist,” “The French Connection,” “To Live & Die In L.A.”) – 79
- Scientist Temple Grandin (Professor of animal science and advocate for better conditions for livestock. She created the "hug box," a device to calm children with autism, a disorder she herself has) – 67
- Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield (The Canadian Air Force Commander who became the first Canadian in history to walk in space. He also gained a fan base when he posted pictures aboard a space station of the Earth and covered David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” in space. – 55
- TV personality Robin Leach (“Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”) (FAST FACT: He has been involved with supermodel Joan Severance since 2002) – 73
- Arizona Senator John McCain – 78
- Director Joel Schumacher (“The Lost Boys,” “St. Elmo's Fire,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “The Client”) – 75
- Reality “star” (and inspiration for actor Doug Hutchison to destroy his career) Courtney Stodden (FAST FACTS: Stodden and Hutchison first married in 2011, when she was just 16 and he was 51. The pair separated in 2013 only to announce their reunion in the summer of 2014.) – 20
- The late James Brady (Former White House Press Secretary and Assistant to President Ronald Reagan, who was shot in the head during the 1981 assassination attempt on Reagan by John Hinckley Jr. He was left partially paralyzed as a result and became a strong proponent of gun control for the rest of his career.) (1940 – 2014)…he would have been 74)
- The late philosopher John Locke (Considered one of the first of the British empiricists, following the tradition of Sir Francis Bacon, he is equally important to social contract theory. His work greatly affected the development of epistemology and political philosophy. His writings influenced Voltaire and Rousseau, many Scottish Enlightenment thinkers, as well as the American revolutionaries. His contributions to classical republicanism and liberal theory are reflected in the United States Declaration of Independence) (1632 – 1704)
Video Of The Day:
An adorable little girl lies through her chocolate covered face about the donut she obviously ate. And her brother covers for her!