September 9, 2018

UK car crash in Leicestershire kills six

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

A car crash in the British region of Leicestershire has resulted in the deaths of six people: three men and three women. The incident, involving a lorry and a Ford Mondeo, occurred at around 01:00 UTC today (02:00 local time) on the A607 road.

Simon Adkin of the local police said that, “the black Mondeo was travelling towards Leicester and the lorry was travelling in the opposite direction.” He announced that the police “are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident and saw either of these vehicles beforehand to get in touch.”

The driver of the Ford, who was killed in the incident, was a 23-year-old male. An 18-year-old man, 19-year-old woman and 18-year-old woman were also killed in the incident. The ages of the other two people are not yet known.

As a result of the crash, the A607 is expected to remain closed for most of today.

Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Family Coalition Party candidate Bob Innes, Hamilton East—Stoney Creek

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Monday, October 1, 2007

Robert (Bob) Innes is running for the Family Coalition Party in the Ontario provincial election, in the Hamilton East—Stoney Creek riding. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed him regarding his values, his experience, and his campaign.

Stay tuned for further interviews; every candidate from every party is eligible, and will be contacted. Expect interviews from Liberals, Progressive Conservatives, New Democratic Party members, Ontario Greens, as well as members from the Family Coalition, Freedom, Communist, Libertarian, and Confederation of Regions parties, as well as independents.

Wikinews interviews Rocky De La Fuente, U.S. Democratic Party presidential candidate

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Businessman Rocky De La Fuente took some time to speak with Wikinews about his campaign for the U.S. Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nomination.

The 61-year-old De La Fuente resides in San Diego, California, grew up in Tijuana, and owns multiple businesses and properties throughout the world. Since getting his start in the automobile industry, De La Fuente has branched out into the banking and real estate markets. Despite not having held or sought political office previously, he has been involved in politics, serving as the first-ever Hispanic superdelegate to the 1992 Democratic National Convention.

De La Fuente entered the 2016 presidential race last October largely due to his dissatisfaction with Republican front-runner Donald Trump. He argues he is a more accomplished businessman than Trump, and attacks Trump as “a clown,” “a joke,” “dangerous,” and “in the same category as Hitler.” Nevertheless, De La Fuente’s business background begets comparisons with Trump. The Alaskan Midnight Sun blog described him as the Democrats’ “own Donald Trump.”

While receiving only minimal media coverage, he has campaigned actively, and according to the latest Federal Election Commission filing, loaned almost US$ 4 million of his own money to the campaign. He has qualified for 48 primary and caucus ballots, but has not yet obtained any delegates to the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Thus far, according to the count at The Green Papers, De La Fuente has received 35,406 votes, or 0.23% of the total votes cast. He leads among the many lesser-known candidates but trails both Senator Bernie Sanders who has received nearly 6.5 million votes and front-runner Hillary Clinton who has just shy of 9 million votes.

With Wikinews reporter William S. Saturn?, De La Fuente discusses his personal background, his positions on political issues, his current campaign for president, and his political future.


  • 1 Interview
    • 1.1 Background
    • 1.2 Campaign
    • 1.3 Issues
    • 1.4 Future
  • 2 Related news
  • 3 Sources
  • 4 External link

September 5, 2018

Augusten Burroughs on addiction, writing, his family and his new book

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Friday, October 12, 2007

I had an unofficial phone call from Gay Talese last Tuesday. He had just flown back from Colombia and he was cranky. “I’m happy to do an interview with you,” he said, “but what the hell could you ask me that’s not already out there? Have you even bothered to look?!”

“Jeez, Mr. Talese, lots of things,” was my response. I lied. The truth is that when I call people to interview them, I do not have a set of preconceived questions. My agenda is to talk to them and gain a sense of who they are; to flesh them out as humans. To find out what they think about the world around them at that moment. With Gay Talese I had little interest in talking about Frank Sinatra Has a Cold and with Augusten Burroughs I had little interest in discussing Running with Scissors. I want to know what they think about things outside of the boxes people have placed them in.

With a memoirist like Burroughs, even this is a challenge. What parts of his life he has not written about himself, other interviewers have strip-mined. When we met for dinner at Lavagna in the East Village, I explained to Augusten this issue. I suggested we make the interview more of a conversation to see if that would be more interesting. “Instead of you in the catbird seat,” I said, “let’s just talk.”

We struck an instant rapport. What set out to be an hour and half interview over dinner had turned into four hours of discussion about our lives similarly lived. I removed half of the interview: the half that focused on me.

Below is Wikinews reporter David Shankbone’s conversation with writer Augusten Burroughs.


  • 1 On addiction and getting sober
  • 2 On the Turcottes and his mother
  • 3 On his work
  • 4 On the response to his work from addicts
  • 5 On belief in a higher power
  • 6 On the gay community
  • 7 On his new book, A Wolf at the Table, a memoir about his father
  • 8 On women’s breasts and tattoos
  • 9 On losing his hair
  • 10 Sources

Wikinews Shorts: June 4, 2007

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A compilation of brief news reports for Monday, June 4, 2007.

MediaCorp Radio in Singapore has been fined 15,000 Singaporean dollars (US$9,800) over an on-air stunt in March in which female guests on a radio show were asked to remove their brassieres, and pose for video that was to be posted on the station’s website and on YouTube.

The Media Development Authority said the radio show’s hosts made improper and sexually suggestive remarks about “how fast the bras were removed, as well as the color, design and cup size of the bras, and the size of the girls’ breasts.”


Researchers at University of Malaya say they have developed an erectile dysfunction cure from walnut extract.

“It takes about an hour for the effects to set in and it will last for about four hours,” said Professor Dr. Kim Kah Hwi of the Faculty of Medicine Physiology.

So far, 40 volunteers have tried the Viagra alternative, called “N-Hanz”, with positive results, Kim said. To make one pill, it takes about 3.3 kilograms (about 7 pounds) of walnuts.


An 8-year-old Indonesian boy died after being attacked on Saturday by a Komodo Dragon at Komodo National Park on Komodo.

The boy was attacked while making a toilet stop in a bush, a park official said. “The dragon bit his waist, tossed him and dragged him. His right leg was badly scratched,” park spokesman Heru Rudiharto said. The boy then bled to death.

Attacks by Dragons on humans are rare, though the reptiles, which can grow to a length of 3 meters (9 feet), regularly kill such prey as pigs and small deer. Komodo Dragons are an endangered and protected species, and about 2,000 of them live in the wild, mainly on Komodo and nearby Rinca island.


September 2, 2018

What Foods Are Bad For Your Teeth?}

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What Foods are Bad for Your Teeth?



With the end of the year fast approaching, nows the time to start thinking your New Years Resolutions. For lots of people, getting that promotion at work or investing more into your family are one of many resolutions you have planned out. However, lets add great dental health to the list as well.

Why dental health? Your smile is the first thing that represents you wherever you go, and its also plays its part in your overall wellbeing. To keep up that smile, everyone knows that starts with brushing twice and flossing daily, as well as visiting their dentist a minimum of once every 6 months for a thorough cleaning. But wait, theres more. What we dont get to talk about too often is the foods that are either good or bad for your dental health. Today, wed like to highlight how your diet affects your teeth, and what you can do to start eating right even before the clock strikes midnight on New Years.

Plaque is Your Teeths Worst Enemy

Before you start preparing foods for your holiday meals, lets shine light on the big culprit posing harm to your teeth plaque. Plaque is a thin, soft layer that slowly builds on top of your teeth and traps sugars that hit your teeth. Its the job of the bacteria living inside your mouth to break these sugars down, resulting in an acid that is responsible for tooth decay, enamel erosion and close to all dental problems. We fight plaque daily by brushing our teeth when we wake up and before we go to bed, and for the cautious types, after meals. Plaque will always try to build back up, so its our job to learn what foods/drinks are the best and worst for our teeth, so we have the edge on achieving better dental health.

Avoid Foods with High Acidity Levels

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Our teeth are extremely sensitive, and it doesnt help when put in front of us are highly acidic foods and drinks. Acidic foods – including lemons, pickles, grapes, alcohol and coffee being eroding your teeths enamel the moment they have contact. Enamel does not grow back naturally, which can lead to bigger problems such as cavities and tooth decay.

To combat highly acidic foods, you can always purchase an enamel strengthening toothpaste from your local market, and eat less acidic foods not limited to vegetables, whole grains, eggs, and lean meats.

Watch out for Foods High in Sugar

As weve highlighted before, sugar is a main accomplice of plaque. The first step to weakening the threat of plaque is to reduce the amount of foods you eat with high concentrations of sugar. More importantly, its best not to let sugar settle inside your mouth for long. Brushing your teeth between meals and drinking lots of water is important to consider.

Foods that you need to watch out for includes raw sugar, candies, and other desserts. Be sure to skip out on the sodas and other sugary drinks as well. Healthy alternatives packed with flavor includes sweet potatoes, yogurts, apples and shiitake mushrooms.

Keep Away from Foods that Dry Your Mouth

Saliva is your mouths toughest defense system to prevent anything harmful to your teeth. Saliva is a natural base that neutralizes acid secreted by bacteria, aiding in the fight against gum disease and tooth decay. Lets not forget saliva washes away plaque momentarily and helps re-mineralize your teeth. However, dry mouth heavily impairs salivation, and you need to make sure that doesnt happen.

Some things that may cause your mouth to dry out includes alcohol, coffee, energy drinks and even some medicine. Things that will help against this includes water, black or green tea, gum (dont swallow!), strawberries and celery!

Dont Bite What You Cant Chew

For some reason, there are people out there that love hard to chew foods. Albeit your teeth are very strong, and your enamel is the strongest part of your body, theres no reason to be crushing items like ice or popcorn kernels with your teeth! All this ever results in is a chipped tooth and an emergency trip to the dentist. Keep in mind, if something looks to hard to chew, most likely it wasnt meant to be.

Food is Supposed to Make You Happy

We eat food for two reasons, to have energy and to feel happy. Even when this guides purpose is to show you what foods to avoid, it shouldnt stop you from enjoying foods and drinks you like. So long as you keep it to moderation, and stress the little dental health tips such as brushing, flossing and trips to the dentist, you should be okay.

For more information, or have questions concerning the foods youre eating are good or bad for your teeth, feel free to contact us online ( or by phone at (800) 959-3732.

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Modern radio drama Paranoria, TX releases 100th episode

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Paranoria, TX, a modern radio drama hosted at internet-based AstroNet Radio, released its 100th episode. The episode is titled The People’s Choice and aired on Monday.

The station’s web site describes the show as “old school radio theater with a new and outrageous geeky spin!” In its early days, the show was featured solely at the long-running internet radio site TogiNet Radio, a site focused on talk radio. In late 2015, TogiNet established AstroNet Radio as a subsidiary station. The show originally featured amateur voice actors, local to East Texas. After some time, professional actors/talent came to be featured intermittently. Some of those were

  • Kevin Betzer from television series Deep South Paranormal.
  • Clu Gulager notably from The Virginian and The Fall Guy.
  • John Gulager notably as director of Piranha 3DD.
  • Diane Ayala Goldner notably from horror film franchise Feast.
  • Vernon Wells notably from the films Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior and Weird Science.

Wikinews caught up with the show’s producer, George Jones, to discuss the show.

((WN)) First, tell our readers about Paranoria, Texas.

George Jones: Paranoria, TX started out as a little show that could. We really didn’t know what we were doing but we wanted to do Old School radio in a brand new format which consisted of a new script every week with a cast of voice actors. The result was a surprising hit and now the show has grown into something completely different than what it was in the beginning and we have followers worldwide. The basic premise of the story is that there is a group of nerds who come together plotting to take over the world but end up saving it time and again.

((WN)) When did the idea for the show first come to you?

GJ: I was called into the [TogiNet] studio for an interview about one of my events and while I was there the DJ asked me if I had ever thought about doing a radio show myself. I had no idea what I was going to do but I was intrigued and after a little brainstorming and utilizing my own creativity the show was born.

((WN)) You’ve written most of the scripts, right? Has anyone else helped you with writing?

GJ: I have written 90% of the scripts for the show. Eric Nivens, Alan Mendez, Jeremy Nagel and Matt McBride have also written a few scripts. It gets tough running a brand new 20-page script every week but somehow we’ve managed for almost a hundred weeks. We thank God for fans who keep us going, otherwise it would not have made it for so long.

Jones estimates since the first episode, the show has been downloaded roughly 30,000 times. The show is set to feature a spin-off series soon.

August 30, 2018

Wikinews Shorts: March 11, 2012

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A compilation of brief news reports for Sunday, March 11, 2012.


  • 1 Arrests, disruptions in run-up to Bangladesh National Party rally
  • 2 Tanker grounds off Sicily
  • 3 UK actress’s brother charged with her murder
 Contribute to Wikinews by expanding these briefs or add a new one.

The Bangladesh National Party (BNP), the national opposition, claims mass arrests of hundreds or even thousands of people across the state are aimed at thwarting a BNP rally tomorrow. The protest in the capital, Dhaka, is also hampered by hotels declining bookings and travel services shutting down.

The BNP hopes to oust the government and wants a return to elections under a neutral caretaker, which was ended by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s regime. The Dhaka Metropolitan Police respond that the arrests in the city aim to crack down on extortion, and illegal drugs and weapons. A spokesman said the timing was as much to do with an upcoming government rally and the Asia Cup as the BNP event.


The Italian cargo tanker Gelso M hit rocks off the coast of Sicily near Syracuse in poor weather yesterday. Surrounding reefs meant rescue boats could not approach and lifeboats not be launched when the captain ordered the ship abandoned; four helicopters carried the nineteen aboard to safety.

The weather is considered a likely factor for the accident. The engine room has flooded but a double hull is considered likely to prevent pollution.


The brother of an actress who once starred in UK soap EastEnders has been charged with her murder. Tony McCluskie, 35, was arrested after the Metropolitan Police pulled 29-year-old Gemma McCluskie’s torso from a London canal.

Searches continue for the rest of Gemma’s remains. Tony remains in custody and is due to appear before Thames Magistrates’ Court.


August 29, 2018

Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with independent candidate Charles de Kerckhove, St. Paul’s

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Monday, October 1, 2007

Charles de Kerckhove is running as an independent in the Ontario provincial election, in the riding of St. Paul’s. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed him regarding his values, his experience, and his campaign.

Stay tuned for further interviews; every candidate from every party is eligible, and will be contacted. Expect interviews from Liberals, Progressive Conservatives, New Democratic Party members, Ontario Greens, as well as members from the Family Coalition, Freedom, Communist, Libertarian, and Confederation of Regions parties, as well as independents.

August 25, 2018

Sony refreshes VAIO brand for business and entertainment

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Thursday, July 31, 2008

From the middle of July, Sony Corporation refreshed their senior laptop brand VAIO from “Video Audio Integrated Operation” to “Visual Audio Intelligent Organizer”. According to Sony Taiwan Limited, this refreshment is an attempt to relocate the laptop consuming market for business and entertainment factors.

In the “VAIO Experience 2008” press conference in Europe, Sony promoted their new product series for different populations including BZ for business, FW for home entertainment, Z for ultra-slim, and SR for complex applications.

Different with past series, Sony added “Clear Bright” screening technology for high-definition display, and “full-carbon production” features. BD-burning and Intel Centrino 2 processing technologies will be featured in all the new models. For security issue, Sony also embedded fingerprint system to prevent personal data to be stolen. Continued from TZ series, innovative designs including “Green Power Button”, “Situational Switch” are also added in newly-launched series.

“Due to consuming market differences, Sony only promoted BZ series in Europe and America but not included Asia. Although the TICA Show in Taipei will be different, functionality will be the greatest issue when a consumers choose a notebook [computer] before buying.” addressed by executives from Sony Taiwan Limited, during the “VAIO Experience 2008” press conference in Taiwan.

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