SOURCE AND DATE OF CLIP: news.com.au 26.8.9
CAPTION: This is the new 'good sportsmanship'.
CHAMPION cyclist Chris Jongewaard has been found guilty of criminal offences for driving a car which struck a professional cyclist, causing serious injuries.
The four-time national cross country mountain bike champion had pleaded not guilty in the South Australian District Court to aggravated causing serious harm by dangerous driving and leaving the scene of an accident after causing harm.
Jongewaard, 30, of Para Hills, lost his place on Australia's team for last year's Beijing Olympics after he was charged over the February 2007 accident.
HEADLINE: Grumpy grandfather is Twitter hit
SOURCE AND DATE OF CLIP: telegraph.co.uk 25.8.9
CAPTION: Old Twitter Tweeter Fart
While social networks are generally considered the preserve of the young, the anonymous pensioner behind the updates appears to have struck a tone with his grumpy world view.
His foul-mouthed put downs of all things modern, from actresses ("Who is this woman?....Kate Beckinsale? Well, you can tell Kate Beckinsale she sucks") to answerphones – he's not a fan – are entertaining Twitter users of all ages.
More than 50,000 people have signed up to follow his feed, even though it was only launched three weeks ago and is updated sparingly.
Unlike celebrity Twitter users who attract media coverage and followers just by joining the site, the grandfather has built up his audience by word of mouth and through recommendations on social bookmarking websites.
The feed, @s---mydadsays, purports to be typed up by the man's son Justin.
The biography on the pages reads: "I'm 28. I live with my 73-year-old dad. He is awesome. I just write down s--- that he says."
In keeping with the neophobic tenor of the updates, he has declined to follow all but one of the users who have subscribed to his page.
HEADLINE: Priest to face indecency charges
SOURCE AND DATE OF CLIP: theboltonnews.co.uk 25.8.9
CAPTION: Sadly, not strange, but a case of the past catching up to a pervert.
A priest has been charged with historic offences of indecency against girls 30 years ago, police said.
James Andrew Christopher Wilson, 60, of Calstock, near Plymouth, Devon, faces six charges relating to girls under 13, following a "lengthy investigation".
Mr Wilson, from Calstock, was charged with the committing offences which span 1977 and 1978 at Pennycross, Plymouth.
HEADLINE: Lego giraffe penis repeatedly stolen
SOURCE AND DATE OF CLIP: news.com.au 25.8.9
CAPTION: PENIS THEFTS
VISITORS to a tourist attraction in Berlin have been making off with an unusual memento - the 30cm long penis of a Lego giraffe.
The Lego phallus belongs to a six metre tall model that has stood outside the entrance to the Legoland Discovery Centre on Potsdamer Platz since 2007.
"It's a popular souvenir," a spokeswoman for the centre said. "It's been stolen four times now ..."