jerkcity fuck of the month rotten press scientology


rotten dailyrotten articles rotten search
About Dailyrotten


Feedback
If you like this page, hate it, or would like to suggest changes, staff@rotten.com is listening. This page is experimental and somewhat different from what we usually offer, so please do send your feedback.

Adding Stories
If you are a rotten newshound and you would like to suggest a story, visit our submit page to send us the URL. Stories that are accepted will have your name credited.

Viewership
On the first full day this page went live, 100,000 people visited this Rotten News page. Of course that was the day after the WTC attacks, so that number is somewhat distorted. Right now this page gets between 50,000 and 75,000 people every day.

Linking
We encourage everyone to link to this page; if you like it, others probably will as well.

Other Rotten
Rotten
Gaping Maw
Celebrity Morgue
Mugshots
Rotten Store
Shockumentary
Rate My Poo
Rate My Kitten
Rate My Finger
Penny Postcards
Phallic
Dr. Sputnik
Boners
Dead Pool
NNDB

Home
Make Dailyrotten
your start page




October 12, 2003

30 lunatics immolated in Russian asylum
MSNBC | Submitted by: Mean Gene
"A fire whipped through a wooden mental hospital in Belarus on Sunday, killing 30 patients, some of whom were likely locked in their rooms, the government said. Officials said the fire was probably set by one of the patients... A spokeswoman for President Alexander Lukashenko, Natalya Petkevich, said the fire was set by a patient who was known to be a pyromaniac and had tried to burn down the building on two previous occasions." [Sure, blame the resident pyro.]

Read article...

Serbian wedding reception brings down light aircraft
BBC | Submitted by: El Borracho
"Guests at a wedding in central Serbia have apparently shot down a small aircraft by mistake. They were celebrating in the traditional way - firing off shot after shot into the air above the wedding party. Unfortunately, there was a two-seater aircraft flying overhead. One eye-witness told reporters the plane was shot in the left wing. He saw flames coming from the aircraft which a few moments later it flew into overhead power-cables. Two men on board are reported to have been seriously injured."

Read article...

Venezuelan president unhappy about Columbus
BBC | Submitted by: Tim Howard
"President Hugo Chavez accused the much-lauded adventurer of spearheading a 'genocide.' ... President Chavez said: 'Christopher Columbus was the spearhead of the biggest invasion and genocide ever seen in the history of humanity.' ... He described Spanish conquistadors like Hernan Cortes and Francisco Pizarro, as 'worse than Hitler.'" [So fight harder next time.]

Read article...

Would-be rapist mollified with $28 cash
WKMG-TV 6 Orlando | Submitted by: Tim Howard
"A 13-year-old girl's offer of $28 convinced a man to stop attacking her, authorities said... The girl said the attacker, who is believed to be Shawn Scipio, 25, forced her onto a bed and, despite her struggles, pulled down her underwear. The girl screamed. Scipio reportedly slapped her, but stopped trying to disrobe her... she told the man she had some money and would give it to him. The girl handed him $28 and was allowed to leave the house."

Read article...

Truck passenger killed by road sign
Ft. Worth Star-Telegram | Submitted by: Bushwhacker
"A father of six was killed in a freak accident early Saturday when his head struck a speed-limit sign as he leaned out the passenger-side window of a friend's swerving pickup, the driver said... Traffic investigators determined that Garrison was in the passenger seat and stuck his head outside the window and struck an object... he was driving his Ford F-150 truck... with Garrison leaning out the passenger window, when a white Trans Am cut in front of them. 'I had to swerve, I jumped the curb, and he struck the speed-limit sign,' said Turnbull, a longtime friend of the victim. 'He didn't die immediately. He was bleeding real bad.'"

Read article...

Muslim girl suspended for head scarf
CNN | Submitted by: poorjon
"An 11-year-old Oklahoma girl has been suspended from a public school because officials said her Muslim head scarf violates dress code policies. Board officials met Friday to discuss the fate of suspended sixth-grader Nashala 'Tallah' Hern, who was asked to leave school in the eastern Oklahoma town of Muskogee on October 1 because she refused to remove her head scarf, called a 'hijab.' School officials instituted a dress code in 1997 prohibiting the wearing of hats and other head coverings indoors. Officials said they implemented the code to stem gang-related activity... A school attorney said federal education rules adopted in 1998 do not allow for exceptions for religious beliefs... He added that, under the dress code, a Jewish child would not be allowed to wear a yarmulke, the skullcap traditionally worn by orthodox Jews, to school." [The school district is going to lose this case when it goes to court.]

Read article...

Gold rumors beset Papua New Guinea
BBC | Submitted by: Reid Fleming
"Papua New Guinea is awash with rumours that the government is searching New Ireland province for up to 10 tonnes of gold. The gold, worth an estimated $375m, is said to have been mined and processed by the Japanese during their occupation of the island in World War II. When the plane carrying the gold crashed into a mountainside, villagers allegedly stashed it in a cave... The latest rumous gathered pace two weeks ago, when a man reported finding rotting crates of bullion in the mountains... A team of journalists attempting to verify the story at one of the villages said they were sent away under military escort and told to leave New Ireland in 24 hours."

Read article...

Iraqi orchards bulldozed as collective punishment
Independent UK | Submitted by: Vomit
"US soldiers driving bulldozers, with jazz blaring from loudspeakers, have uprooted ancient groves of date palms as well as orange and lemon trees in central Iraq as part of a new policy of collective punishment of farmers who do not give information about guerrillas attacking US troops... Nusayef Jassim, one of 32 farmers who saw their fruit trees destroyed, said: 'They told us that the resistance fighters hide in our farms, but this is not true. They didn't capture anything. They didn't find any weapons.' Other farmers said that US troops had told them, over a loudspeaker in Arabic, that the fruit groves were being bulldozed to punish the farmers for not informing on the resistance which is very active in this Sunni Muslim district... Sheikh Hussein Ali Saleh al-Jabouri, a member of a delegation that went to the nearby US base to ask for compensation for the loss of the fruit trees, said American officers described what had happened as 'a punishment of local people because "you know who is in the resistance and do not tell us."'"

Read article...


 Copyright 2001 Soylent Communicationsrotten | daily rotten | gaping maw | about