Cheerleaders and Dance Teams
Now comes word that Mr. Russo is facing additional charges of of a witness and criminal conspiracy. That’s not good. No word on who exactly he was uh, “tampering” with, but it could be one of the girls involved or
maybe the guy who installed the pole. Who knows?
He also has apparently lost custody of his 4-year-old son after the tot’s maternal grandfather found Russo and the boy sitting in a running vehicle in a closed garage. The boy’s mother thinks this was a suicide attempt on
Russo’s part and a judge has now ordered him to stay away from the boy. (Lehigh Valley Live)
A Midlands teenager spent Saturday night on a boat hunting of all things, alligators–and she came back with a big one. Cammie Colin, 16, helped catch a gator that was 10 feet, five inches long and weighed 353 pounds. Colin, who’s from Pelion, was on a boat with family and friends in a swampy area near the town of Santee and caught the reptile.
The group used a fishing pole to both lure the gator and drag him close to their boat. “I was very shocked when it got to the boat that it was that size,” Colin says. Colin then used a crossbow to shoot the gator. She and four others then taped the alligators mouth shut and took it back to land. The junior varsity cheerleader at White Knoll High School has been on deer hunts with her father, but this was her first time alligator hunting.
UPDATE #2: We have the “Sluts of Jonesboro“
Video! Someone either reposted the original or had a different version, but it’s back on YouTube.
Watch it for yourself, but in some respects this appears to be a typical high school dance team routine . . . except for the thigh-high stockings, super short shorts and tight tops. Oh, and the use of chairs like a stripper would probably doesn’t help. The real capper may be about two thirds of the way through when they call boys out of the stands and have them sit in the chair while they dance around them. Can anyone say “lap dance?” Below are some of the comments left on YouTube.Leave your comments below.
A Sampling of YouTube Comments:
There are aspects of this routine that strive to incorporate some elements of traditional dance that I have seen on many teams. For example the fan rolls on the chairs. The hip hop moves, splits and leg lifts are part of dance as well. However; bringing the guys onto the chairs to watch the “Booty Drop Shakes” that’s where I as a coach and a former dance competition judge have to step in a bit and say – hmmmm… yea not so much
The dance was VERY provocative and definately overboard. I say the Hip Hop Culture has little good to speak about. It Inspires gang behavior, sexual promiscuity, foul language, drug use, and many other things that should not be promoted to the youth. Hopefully in the next generation this culture will die down and maybe go away. Smart and intelligent rapping is one thing, and really special when the message is positive. We know there are hoods, but we don’t need to hear about all the time.
The coach should be fired and the girls should be educated on self-esteem, morals and by the looks of it, rhythm. The audience could use a good set of moral boosts, too. It’s very sad that public schools could deteriorate like this.
EARLIER: The YouTube video is gone (entitled “The Sluts of Jonesboro“) but the damage is done at Jonesboro High in Georgia. Apparently the gals on the school’s dance team did a halftime routine during a recent basketball game that reminded many parents in attendance of exotic dancers, rather than cute teen aged girls. Allegedly–if you know how to find the videos–the dance involved a chair, and the girls were wearing thigh-high stockings, tiny shorts and tight shirts. After the outcry the school decided to disband the team for the rest of the year, although none of the young ladies were disciplined. Here’s more from the Atlanta
The Jonesboro High School dance team has been suspended for the year after students danced
provocatively at a school basketball game. Clayton County school officials have barred the eight-member dance team from practicing or performing this year, said Jacqueline Evans, a spokeswoman for the district.
Parents complained the girls danced inappropriately at halftime during a Jan. 13 basketball game. A video posted on YouTube showed the girls in thigh-high stockings, tiny shorts and tight shirts dancing on chairs during portions of their routine.
The video, titled “The Sluts of Jonesboro,” has since been taken down. Evans said she didn’t know anything about the video. “The team will not perform for the remainder of the year, nor will they represent the school in any other performances,” Evans said Tuesday. School staff investigated the dance and disbanded the team three days later, Evans said. The girls were not
home of Philadelphia Eagle’s quarterback Donavon McNabb, although there seem to be no arguments about their stupidity.
Sergeant Joe Favazzo of the Chandler Police Department confirmed to PA SportsTicker that the pair used diesel fuel to burn the words “Go Cards,” “Go Kurt” and “I (heart symbol) AZ” on McNabb’s lawn shortly after midnight on January 17.“They thought it was funny,” Favazzo said.
What was humorous, Favazzo noted, was how the pair led police directly to them. The use of diesel fuel was the third “prank” pulled by the pair in three days, said Favazzo, who noted that McNabb laughed off the first two incidents. In the second incident, a cardboard box and
cardboard sign were left in McNabb’s yard with the words “Go Cards” and “Beat Philly” on them. When police arrived after McNabb discovered the messages burned into the lawn, the officer “did about a five-second investigation,” Favazzo said. On the cardboard was a sticker with Perkins’ named and addressed affixed to it. When the officer went to his home, Perkins confessed and added that he had an accomplice — Hanlon.The led to the arrests for both men, who had their mug shots taken, were finger-printed and had to sign a citation to appear in court. The damage was estimated at $2,000.
Her lawyer says it’s all a big misunderstanding, but police claim that
Susan Finkelstein tried to exchange sexual favors for tickets to the World
Series between the New York Yankees and her beloved Philadelphia Phillies.
As usual, the Internet gets part of the blame as the free online classified website Craigslist.com was used to facilitate the exchange. In some regards, she looks worthy of maybe some Mets tickets, or Eagles tickets, but not World Series tickets. At right, a picture of Ms. Finkelstein a few years ago in a bathing suit that gives some credence to her ads claim that she was a “buxom blonde.” Your comments below.
The woman, Susan Finkelstein, tells Inside Edition that she was only flirting, not engaging in prostitution, before being arrested in a
Bensalem, Pa., bar by an undercover cop. “I was really looking for
a way to get reduced World Series tickets … If I can flirt with
someone and maybe get cheap tickets, more power to me,” she tells Inside Edition.
Her lawyer, William J. Brennan, says Finkelstein — a self-described “buxom blonde” — might have dropped double entendres in her Craigslist ad but never explicitly offered sex, the Associated Press reports.
Bensalem safety director, Fred Harran, alleges flatly that Finkelstein “said she would trade sexual favors for Phillies tickets,” the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. “She wanted the tickets at any cost and was willing to go the extra mile,” he says. Or as her ad in Craigslist put it: “I’m the creative type! Maybe we can help each other!”
North Penn High School in Lansdale, PA and they accused got help from–you guess it regular views of COPS–his cousin.
Here’s more from CBS 3:
Police arrested referee Marcus Smith, 37, of Horsham, Pa. and Jonathan Smith, 26, of Philadelphia. Towamencin Police were called to North Penn High School on February 7 for the reported theft of an iPod valued at $400.00. The victim identified Jonathan Smith as the suspect and police said he gave police false information relating to his identity. During the investigation, additional victims were discovered and stolen items were recovered from Marcus Smith’s car. Investigators said an active warrant from Philadelphia was discovered for Marcus Smith for an unrelated incident.
Stupid Moves of the Year
Here’s more from the Quad City Times:
Police in the South Carolina county where Michael Phelps was photographed smoking from a marijuana pipe have been arresting people as they seek to make a case against the superstar swimmer, a lawyer for one arrested person said today.
Attorney Joseph McCulloch said he has a client who was charged with possession of marijuana and questioned about the now-infamous party Phelps attended near the University of South Carolina campus in November. He said his client’s roommate also was arrested.
Students and parents at Springer High School are frustrated with school administrators, and the how slow they are to respond to complaints that bullying is occurring at their school. A group of students who were all members of the Girls Basketball team until a few nights ago, sat down with our own Daniel Armbruster to express their displeasure.
They say that the head coach of the girls basketball team, Robert Bradley, along with one of his players have bullied them over the course of the last 2 years. A sign above the front door at Springer Schools reads “Welcome to our school. Where no child is left behind.” But, if you ask some students and parents, they might disagree.
“He belittles them…he cusses at them,” said Jamie Frasier, a concerned parent. She and others say Coach Bradley treats most of his team poorly. In fact at half-time of their game on Thursday, nearly half of his players got up and walked out. “We don’t just walk away for nothing there has to be something wrong,” said Chelsea Whitfield, one of the players who walked out.
The concerned students and parents say they disagree with the way that Coach Bradley and Principal Brenda Foster have allowed several bullying situations between one teammate and the rest of the team to go unnoticed.
Palm Harbor University baseball coach Jeremy Albrecht has been temporarily relieved of his duties while the Sheriff’s Office investigates allegations that he was involved in the purchase, killing and burial of a snake in the team’s field, Pinellas County schools spokesperson Andrea Zahn said. Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Cecilia Barreda said that according to the school resource officers, they and school officials on Monday dug “in and around the field and nothing was found.” Barreda went on to say that the allegations appear to be unfounded.
PHU senior second baseman Zach Sobel said it was the players who bought the snake, killed it with a shovel and buried it on the pitcher’s mound. He did not say which players bought the snake or killed it, but did say that no one objected to the action. “We were on a losing streak and coach said we were snake-bitten,” Sobel said. “So we just kind of went with it. It’s unfortunate because our coach could lose his job over this and he shouldn’t. We don’t
Albrecht, a third-year coach who has led the Hurricanes to a 9-9 record this season, was not present when the snake was killed, according to Sobel. Albrecht said he can’t comment while an investigation is ongoing.
Want to hear their excuse? “We put on the longest shirts we had.” Yeah, that makes up for the fact that you don’t have pants or underwear on.
The basics of the story are this: there is a Frisbee team at the University of Oregon which goes by the name of EGO (Eugene Gentlemen’s Organization). Normally they play a game similar to flag football where there’s not actual physical contact but points are scored if you catch a Frisbee in the opposing team’s end zone. During a match back on April 11 incident, one team went without shirts and five on the other side decided to respond by playing without pants and underwear and, of course, someone complained. The school’s club sports executive committee got involved and on Monday the team was suspended for the remainder of the season.
U of Oregon to Frisbee team: No pants, no season [Yahoo News]
Golfers Gone Wild
16-year-old Juan Gibson has been arrested and charged with armed burglary and grand theft of a firearm after he was caught carrying a golf bag with 13 stolen guns. A Riviera Beach Police officer saw two young men getting off a Palm Tran bus at Blue Heron Blvd and Broadway around 11:30 a.m. The two suspects were carrying two covered golf bags.
Both suspects fled from the officer. Juan Gibson was detained and the officer recovered the golf bags that contained 13 rifles & shotguns. Gibson was interviewed and stated he had burglarized his former neighbor’s house and knew the firearms were there.
A Spanish witch claims to have been contracted to place a voodoo spell on Real Madrid’s new star player, Cristiano Ronaldo. El Mundo reports that a letter was sent to the club on Friday outlining the witch’s intentions. ‘I have nothing against this grand club. I am a professional and get paid very well for using my powers. I have been contracted so Cristiano Ronaldo suffers a serious injury. I can’t promise that will be, but I can say he will be injured for more time than he plays. The person who has contracted me is famous, and knows the player personally’.
On the plus side, Kozik was able to make about $1500 a week from her business, which unlike golf lessons, is illegal.
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office says she was offering “golf lessons” on Craigslist, but prostitution was really the name of her game. According to a Sarasota Sheriff’s report, last August during a sting operation of Internet-based prostitution being advertised on Craigslist and other websites, undercover detectives met with 36-year-old Melanie Kozik.
Kozik claimed to be an escort service owner — relating her experience to working in lingerie shops that had been closed down because of prostitution activity — which she admitted to participating in, according to a report. Kozik says she earns about $1,500 a week disguising her golf lessons for prostitution.
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it does give us pause to recognize true dedication to one’s sport when we see it. (Star Tribune)
New York State Troopers have arrested a man for menacing in the second-degree after an incident at Winged Pheasant Golf Course. The complainant, David Murphy, told police he got into a verbal dispute with another party of golfers after his ball struck one of them in the arm.
Police saying during the dispute, Richard Evans brandished a .22 caliber revolver and threatened to shoot the complainant and his friend David Ward. A consent search of Evan’s golf bag resulted in the seizure of the handgun.
Bad Role Models
You think your job sucks? Bad enough for you to get drunk BEFORE work? Probably not. And, if I am reading the story correctly, she kept hitting the bottle even as she was being pulled over.
Police pulled 42-year-old Suzanne Morrison over on Tuesday morning after noticing her silver car driving erratically on Interstate 10. The officer said Morrison downed a drink once she was pulled over and they noticed a strong smell of alcohol when she rolled down the window. Police say she failed both the breathalyzer and field sobriety test and was booked into the Mobile County Metro Jail. Morrison is a physical education teacher at the Chickasaw School of Mathematics and Science.
were HS Cheerleaders, raising our Naughty Cheerleader count for the year to a more normal level.
Here’s more from Cincinnati.com:
A Butler Tech teacher resigned Thursday after being investigated by the Butler County career school for allegedly taking four Edgewood High School students to a male, gay strip bar in Dayton in February. Bill Solazzo, spokesman for Butler Tech, said 47-year-old Lori Epperson took four female students – ages 17 and 18 — to the strip bar.
Solazzo said Butler Tech officials learned of allegations about the incident earlier this month and placed Epperson, who teaches marketing for Butler Tech at Edgewood High School, on paid leave while it investigated. Epperson joined Butler Tech’s teaching staff last year after receiving a
provisional teaching license.
According to Solazzo, the girls — all cheerleaders at Edgewood High School — had approached the teacher about the strip club idea. The girls were students in Epperson’s marketing class offered in the Edgewood schools through the Butler Tech program. Epperson also previously served as a coach for the district’s eighth-grade cheerleaders.
BadJocks Story of the Year
Workers at a cryonics facility mutilated the frozen head of Hall of Fame baseball player Ted Williams, the author of a new book alleges. In “Frozen,” Larry Johnson, a former executive at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation in Scottsdale, Ariz., describes how Williams’ frozen head was repeatedly abused, the New York Daily News reported.
The book due out Tuesday alleges gruesome behavior at the facility, where bodies are kept suspended in liquid nitrogen in case future generations learn how to revive them. Johnson writes that in July 2002, shortly after the legendary slugger died at age 83, technicians with no medical certification used crude equipment to decapitate the majors’ last .400 hitter. Williams’ severed head was then frozen, and even used
for batting practice by a technician trying to dislodge it from a tuna fish can, according to the book.