segunda-feira, 2 de agosto de 2010
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Florida police arrested a man who they said was convinced not to rob a store by a manager who told him to "seek Jesus," but then went on to rob a nearby store.
Broward County sheriff's deputies said Israel Camacho, 37, of Coral Springs, attempted to rob a cellphone store July 23, but he was talked out of the crime by manager Nayara Goncalves, 20, who urged him to "seek Jesus," The Miami Herald reported Monday.
However, deputies said Camacho robbed a Payless shoe store a few miles away less than 2 hours after he left the cellphone store.
The sheriff's office described Camacho as a "serial robber" who has been in and out of jail since 1998.
Camacho faces charges of armed robbery, attempted armed robbery and failure to pay child support.
Two of the three hospitals that were evacuated last week over wildfires in the central Russian city of Voronezh have resumed work, local health officials said Monday.
Forest fires have been raging around Voronezh since Thursday. Flames have killed five people and left over 500 homeless.
The patients and staff of three city hospitals were evacuated on Thursday and Friday as flames encroached.
"Routine work has now been resumed in hospitals No. 4 and No.11. Hospital No.8 will resume work after the Emergencies Ministry issues a permit," an official said.
The worst wildfires in decades have swept across much of the central part of European Russia as temperatures soar to 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit).
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin ordered on Monday the governors of 14 Russian regions affected by the blazes, which have so far have killed at least 34 people, to hand in lists of casualties and reconstruction plans.
EW YORK, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Dean Cain has signed up to star in the small-screen alien flick, "Frost Giant," Syfy said Monday.
Cain is best known for playing Superman/Clark Kent on TV's "Lois and Clark," and for serving as host of "Ripley's Believe it or Not".
His latest project is to air on Syfy Saturday night.
In it, he and a team search for a 19th century shipwreck off the coast of Antarctica.
"After the team digs up an alien ice creature that has been buried in the ice for over 200 hundred years, the creature kills the explorers and heads to the mainland, where it begins sucking the heat energy from Earth," the network said in a news release.
"Frost Giant" also stars Lucy Brown from TV's "Primeval".
SEOUL, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- South Korea says its Saemangeum seawall has snagged a Guinness world record as the longest man-made sea barrier in the world.
The country's Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said Guinness officially confirmed the 21-mile-long seawall is an eighth of a mile longer than the dike at the Zuiderzee Works in the Netherlands, Yonhap news agency reported Monday.
The Saemangeum project, begun in 1991 and officially completed April 27, links the port of Gunsan, 170 miles southwest of Seoul on the country's western coast, with Byeonsan Peninsula.
The seawall carries a four-lane highway cutting driving time from Gunsan to Byeonsan to 30 minutes from the previous 90 minutes.