November 26, 2012 |
Although they have become a popular staple at children's parties, inflatable bounce houses can be dangerous and are associated with a 15-fold increase in the number of injuries from 1995 to 2010, according to a study published in a scientific journal. Writing in the journal Pediatrics, a group of researchers examined records from the federal National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, operated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. They looked at patients 17 years old and younger who were treated for injuries from inflatable bounce houses from 1990 to 2010.
August 28, 2012 |
TAMPA, Fla. - House Speaker John A. Boehner opened prime time at the Republican National Convention with a rousing call to toss President Obama from office. Boehner told the story of having worked in his family's bar when he was growing up in Cincinnati, where he learned to deal with “every character who walked in the door.” “So let's say right now, a guy walked into our bar and said, 'The private sector is doing fine,' ” said Boehner, the convention chairman, as Tuesday's main session got underway.
March 5, 2012 |
So this guy walks into a bar. Wait, scratch that. A woman walked into a bar Thursday night in St. Petersburg, Fla. Her name was Alex Borrego. It was ladies' night at the Bishop Tavern and Lounge, when ladies drink free. So Borrego and a friend ordered their free vodkas with cranberry juice, and sipped away. Then, as the Tampa Bay Times reports , a bouncer told Borrego that ladies' night simply wasn't for her. "You guys don't get to participate," the bouncer told Borrego, according to the report.
May 31, 2011 |
Reporting from Kansas City — No pitcher on the Angels staff has better control than Joel Pineiro. How ironic, then, that the easiest throw he had to make Tuesday was the one he threw away, costing the Angels a chance at a win and costing Pineiro a chance at a milestone. Pineiro's error on a third-inning bouncer back to the mound turned what appeared to be an inning-ending double play into a five-run Kansas City rally, sparking the Royals to a 7-3 victory and leaving the right-hander winless in four tries at his 100th career victory.
August 2, 2009 |
About 6,500 BabyBjorn Babysitter Balance and BabyBjorn Babysitter Balance Air bouncer chairs are being recalled because small sharp metal objects found in the padded area of the chair can jut out and potentially cut small children, according to importer BabySwede and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. No injuries have been reported to the company or the safety agency. The products were sold from September 2008 to July 2009 at baby product retailers and merchants nationwide, as well as online.
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February 21, 2009 |
Two bar patrons who fatally stabbed a bouncer and injured another customer during a New Year's Eve altercation in Aliso Viejo two years ago were sentenced Friday to decades -- and possibly life -- in prison. Lorne Paul Kelley, 28, of Big Bear faces 71 years to life in prison. Ricky Lee Nelson, 29, of Hesperia was sentenced to 32 years to life in prison. The men were drinking with friends at Time Out Tavern early New Year's Day 2007 when Nelson, an Army veteran, made disparaging comments about Marines.