July 17th, 2008

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Today in history:

On this day in 1974, Christine Chubbuck became the first and only newscaster in history to commit suicide on live television.

She was doing the news live as usual, covered four news stories, and then looking right into the camera, said:

"In keeping with Channel 40's policy of bringing you the latest in blood and guts, and in living color, you are going to see another first: an attempted suicide."

She then pulled out a gun and shot herself in the head, behind her ear. She fell forward onto her desk. The camerawoman thought she had pulled off an elaborate prank at first.

Wikipedia: Christine Chubbuck.

Also today in history:

* A decree from Emperor Norton I of San Francisco, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico, dissolves the United States of America.

* AOL Time Warner disbands Netscape Communications. Meanwhile at the same time, the Mozilla Foundation is born.

* Andrew Cunanan guns down fashion designer Gianni Versace outside his home.

Sauce: Dailyrotten and Wikipedia.
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LA gangs now trying out pedal-by shootings on bicycles.

"Faced with ever increasing fuel prices and pressure to reduce their carbon footprint, LA gangs have begun to explore non-traditional means of going about their day-to-day operations. As one of the many possible changes being examined, a pilot program of using bicycles to take on tasks once only done by car is underway. This initial step has been showing promise, with the successful "Pedal-by" shooting occuring on LA's East 43rd St., near Hooper Avenue on Monday. The two targets were not badly injured, as it was a simple warning pedal-by, but initial response has been positive.

Hector 'Snake Blade' Cortes noted "the biking gives me a way to get some fresh air and exercise we don't normally get from our daily grind." "We really should be worrying about not only who's stepping into our business," said accomplice Johnathan 'The Gun' Smith, "but also the environment, global warming won't cure itself you know." If response is good, and the return on respectability sees a market increase under the new policy, look to see a further roll out across greater LA in the near future."

Link to LA Times news article.