Ex-soldier faces jail for handing in gun
Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 12:15
A former soldier who handed a discarded shotgun in to police faces at least five years imprisonment for “doing his duty”.
Paul Clarke, 27, was found guilty of possessing a firearm at Guildford Crown Court on Tuesday – after finding the gun and handing it personally to police officers on March 20 this year.
The jury took 20 minutes to make its conviction, and Mr Clarke now faces a minimum of five year’s imprisonment for handing in the weapon.
The 21-year-old University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee sophomore, who joined the Army Reserve a year ago, said he was walking home from work early Tuesday morning when four masked men forced him into an alley at gunpoint.
After ordering him to the ground, the reservist said the men took his wallet, keys, cell phone, and even an energy bar wrapper from his pants pockets.
But when one of the robbers started going through the wallet, the reservist said the hostilities immediately ceased.
“They found my military ID which stopped them dead in their tracks,” the student, who asked not to be identified, told WTMJ-TV. “What I presume to be the leader said, ‘We can’t do this. We’ve got to give him his stuff back.'”
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But there is a good reason to keep information flow free and apparently Google agrees with me. What they have done now is created a robotic voice 411 service for businesses and it is free, call 1-800-GOOG-411
I’ve only begun to try it but it looks like a keeper to me.
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Today Google updated their page format of Google Reader. It now can look much more like Bloglines or Pluck in addition to its old style of display.
Personnaly I think this is a great improvement once again making Google the big bully on the web, M$ is falling backward again.
Consider this a top recommendation from me, I think Google really made something useful here!
This may not be the most interesting topic for many, but for those using WordPress and trying the plugins the Firefox Sidebar is a very handy tool to open the submission page for your WordPress in the sidebar of Firefox.
Apparently it works fine in version 1.2 of WordPress but needs some editing to work in the newer 1.5