Video villain makes new pitch
The online sword-and-sorcery title EverQuest II is getting a new villain. Behold its fearsome name: Curt Schilling. The character is based on the Boston Red Sox pitcher of the same name.
The online sword-and-sorcery title EverQuest II is getting a new villain. Behold its fearsome name: Curt Schilling.
The character is based on the Boston Red Sox pitcher of the same name. Apparently Schilling (pictured above), the real-world one, is an EverQuest fan and agreed to put his likeness in the game as a fundraiser for the ALS Association, which assists patients with Lou Gehrig's disease.
When players defeat the virtual Schilling character, Sony Online Entertainment, the creators of EverQuest II, will make a donation of $5 to the organization.
The promotion will last for three days, during the Yankees-Red Sox baseball series June 5, 6 and 7 at Yankee Stadium.
ORLANDO, Fla. - The noise was apparently just too much.
Annoyed with a sheriff's helicopter flying over her house late Thursday night, Marjorie Thompson ran outside with a bottle rocket launcher and started shooting rockets at the aircraft, authorities said.
Authorities said they caught Thompson, 44, in the act of launching the second bottle rocket.
Thompson is facing a felony charge of shooting or throwing a deadly missile into an aircraft.
The helicopter was in the area searching for a suspect in a car theft, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.
The helicopter's pilot said the craft's flight pattern was never in jeopardy.
Student chewed out of school
LOWER BURRELL, Pa. - A middle school student was suspended for three days for sharing chewing gum because it contained caffeine, school officials said.
The girl, whose name and age were not released, gave another Huston Middle School student Jolt gum. The gum is "a stimulant that has no other redeeming quality," said Amy Palermo, schools superintendent.
Products acting as a stimulant are prohibited, and possessing them is grounds for disciplinary action. The suspension was mainly based on the girl's decision to share the gum, Palermo said.
The school has soda machines, but they aren't turned on during school hours and drinks containing caffeine aren't sold in the lunchroom.
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