Thursday, February 02, 2012

Police Pursuit Ends with Car on Sleeping Man

Police Pursuit Ends with Car on Sleeping Man - A Connecticut man woke up to a real-life nightmare early Tuesday morning when a car police were pursuing slammed into his apartment while he was sleeping and landed on top of him. Just after 12:30 a.m., Hamden Police spotted a BMW wanted for motor vehicle violations and attempted to stop the driver. Police pursued the car from Hamden to New Haven, through the Southern Connecticut State University campus and into the Newhallville section of New Haven. Hamden Police made several attempts to stop the fleeing BMW, police said, but the driver lost control, crashed through a first-floor apartment at 91 Winchester Ave. and fled. Michael Sweat, 34, a tenant, was trapped beneath the car for more than an hour as rescuers attempted to free him. Sweat was taken to the Hospital of St. Raphael with second- and third-degree burns to his lower body and is expected to recover. New Haven police were not involved in the pursuit, but are searching for the driver of the BMW who fled the scene. State police are also assisting in the investigation. Police Pursuit Ends with Car on Sleeping Man

Birth Control Recall

Birth Control Recall - Dr. Ranit Mishori, an assistant professor in the department of family medicine at Georgetown University, said today that patients should ask for an alternate product and use an additional means of contraception. "They may want to get a pregnancy test [as well]," said Mishori, adding that she did not prescribe Qualitest products. The voluntary recall affects eight kinds of birth-control pills -- including a variety of generic brands such as Cyclafem, Emoquette, Gildess, Orsythia, Previfem and Tri-Previfem -- and an estimated 1.4 million packs of pills that started getting shipped out last year. Qualitest said the error caused the weekly tablet orientation to be reversed and obscured the pills' lot numbers and expiration dates on certain packages. None of the recalled pills has expired. Qualitest: 2% of Oral Contraceptive Market Qualitest accounted for about 2 percent of the oral contraceptive market, a spokesman for the Huntsville, Ala., company said. Birth-control pills, which contain estrogen and progesterone, prevent the release of an egg by fooling the body to believe it has already done so. The first three weeks of pills provide the hormones in varied or similar doses and the last four or seven pills of a pack -- usually of a different color -- contain nothing so that a women can get her menstrual period. Birth Control Recall

Egypt Soccer Riot

Egypt Soccer Riot - A Wednesday game of soccer in Port Said, Egypt resulted in a riot between two rival team fan groups. At the time, another game beginning in Cairo was halted after fans started an in-stadium fire. Surprised? Of course not! Violence and soccer games go together like grass and cleats. This riot proved to be different than what we expect, however, with a body count that continues to grow throughout the day. The Feb. 1 game was between the Al-Ahly team and Al-Masry team. Al-Masry, the home team, won 3-1. The gates separating the team and fans were either open or broken, allowing a flood of people onto the field just after the final whistle. The riot began and quickly escalated. The majority of the fighting occurred in the Port Said stadium. Injuries range from concussions to lacerations. Several armed robberies and fires were also reported. As of 3 p.m. on Feb. 1, the body count was up to 73 dead and 180 injured in the massive brawl. Security officers are said to be among the death count. Some players were injured and a manager was badly beaten. Victims were spread out between four hospitals. The cause of some deaths has been confirmed as stab wounds. Head wounds, suffocation, and concussions have also been reported causes of death by health officials. Rocks, sticks, bottles, and fireworks also caused some of the injuries as fans hurled them at one another and the field. Security was available during the game. As this CNN news clip shows, they are outfitted in full riot gear and seem to be in decent numbers. Although violence was anticipated during this game it was not expected to reach this scale. What exactly caused it to reach this depth has not yet been established. There have been reports of tension mounting before the game even began. Fans held signs insulting opposing team fans early in the game. These reports of tension come from fans in attendance, so it is not certain security was aware of what to anticipate. Egypt Soccer Riot