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About David Powell

A jack of many trades, David Powell, is a part-time writer with WebProNews, as well as a teacher, guitarist, somnambulator, etc.
Utah Student Pays Tuition in $1 Bills

Luq Mughal, a 21 year old engineering student at the University of Utah, decided he’d had enough with the high cost of college tuition. So earlier this week he sent the powers that be a message by paying every dollar …

Warren Buffett Backs Billion Dollar March Madness Contest

In a move apt to bring a smile to the face of every statistics geek on Earth, Warren Buffett is backing a one billion dollar payout for anyone who can perfectly pick the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Quicken Loans is …

Arnold Schwarzenegger Pranks Venice Gym

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s latest role has come as a shock to many, especially to the members of a Gold’s Gym location in Venice, Ca. The 66-year-young actor, bodybuilder, and politician donned a wig and walrus-style mustache to go undercover as “Howard,” …

Super Bowl Tickets Hit Record Prices
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There are three ways to get to see this year’s Super Bowl: be a player for the Denver Broncos, be a player for the Seattle Seahawks, or make as much money as one of those players. The “cheap seats” as …

Widener University Shooting “Not a Random Act”

Police in Chester, Pa., are still on the lookout for the person who shot a Widener University student yesterday evening. The victim, as yet unnamed, was sitting in a car in the parking lot of the school’s athletic center around …

Snorting Smarties Warning: Can Cause Nasal Maggots
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Snorting Smarties. That’s what the kids are up to these days. Last Thursday, parents of students at Portsmouth Middle School in Rhode Island were sent an email warning them about the dangers of snorting crushed up Smarties candy (you know, …

Erin Andrews Freaked out by Sherman Rant

In the waning seconds of Sunday’s NFC Championship matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers, it seemed the Niners were poised for a comeback win. Down 23-17, they made up for the sloppy play of their previous few …

Trappist Beer Brewed in America for the First Time
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Five years ago, St. Joseph’s Abbey in Massachusetts sent two monks on a fact finding mission. They weren’t seeking relics or theological insight. They wanted to know more about beer. For years, St. Joseph’s, a monastery in Spencer, Mass., about …

North Korea Issues Threat over US-South Korea Drills
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North Korea is baring its teeth over upcoming U.S.-South Korea joint military exercises. On Wednesday, North Korea insisted that the two nations cancel their annual joint military drills, scheduled to begin in late February and continue into April, claiming that …

Norv Turner to Interview with Minnesota Vikings

After only one season with the Cleveland Browns, veteran NFL offensive guru Norv Turner may be off to Minnesota. According to a league source, the Minnesota Vikings, fresh from hiring Mike Zimmer as head coach on Wednesday, have obtained permission …

Tom Guiry, Star of “The Sandlot,” Headbutts Cop

You’re killing me, Tom Guiry. By which, I mean “you’re killing me, Smalls.” For anyone not around for the 1993 baseball classic “The Sandlot,” that intro might ring hollow. But for those of us who associate any feeling of guilt …

Robbie Knievel Likes Drunk-Driving RVs
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Robbie Knievel, the daredevil son of daredevil legend Evel Knievel, was arrested last Tuesday for a death-defying act of mind-blowing stupidity: He drove an RV through Sturgis, South Dakota, with .228 blood-alcohol content. He was busted after driving his RV …

Johnny Manziel Will Take the Field, Says Attorney
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Johnny “Football” Manziel will be taking the field as the Texas A&M quarterback this fall, despite the cascade of potential NCAA violations he’s facing. At least if his attorney is to be believed. Jim Darnell, an attorney specializing in NCAA …

Kendra McKenzie Gill: Bombshell or Bomber?
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Kendra McKenzie Gill, a beauty queen from Utah, has been booked on suspicion of throwing homemade bombs out of a car in what one writer has referred to as the case of “beauty and the bombs.” To be fair, it’s …

Jolly Rancher Takes Out NFL Player
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Personal confession: Around mile 19 of the 2010 Georgia Marathon, I accepted a Jolly Rancher from a roadside spectator, and, breathing very hard (as one at mile 19 is wont to do), nearly choked to death on the sweet taste …

TGI Friday’s Busted for Selling Fraudulent Cocktails
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A string of New Jersey TGI Friday’s restaurants have been busted for selling cheap liquor in place of premium brands. The Briad Group, which owns dozens of TGI Friday’s locations nationwide, has agreed not to contest the allegations and to …

Alligator Stolen by Being Crammed Under T-Shirt
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A man in West Virginia stole a baby alligator by smuggling it under his t-shirt. There’s a lot to worry about in that sentence given that gators are native neither to the Mountain State nor to t-shirts, so let’s set …

Jay-Z Wrapped Up in College Football Blooper
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Jay-Z might have put the University of South Carolina’s 2013 football campaign in jeopardy. “Inside the League,” a football insider website, has taken note of potential inappropriate interactions between Jay-Z’s sports agency and junior defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, a star …

Dennis Farina, Best Cop/Mobster Actor in History, Dead at 69
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Dennis Farina died today in Scottsdale, Arizona, of a blood clot in his lung. He was 69 years old. Farina was an 18 year veteran of the Chicago Police Department (1967-1985) before finding fame in Hollywood. A job as a …

CU-Boulder Fines Rapist $75, Makes Him Write Essay
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The University of Colorado at Boulder is facing a Title IX investigation for allegedly mishandling a sexual assault case. Having found a student guilty of “non-consensual sexual intercourse,” the university suspended him for eight months (though they gave him a …

Beer Contest Winner Drinks 1.6 Gallons in 20 Minutes, Dies

A beer drinking contest in Spain’s Murcia region ended in tragedy this week when the contest winner, Joaquin Alcaraz Garcia, died of cardiac arrest. The rules of the contest were simple: Consume as many 1-liter glasses of beer as possible …

Boston Bomber Photographer Lashes Out Against Rolling Stone
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Like many people, the Boston Police staff photographer who was on the scene for the capture of the alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was a bit put off by Rolling Stone’s latest attempt at relevancy. The magazine’s cover story, …

Aaron Hernandez Sticker Replaced by Tebow Sticker
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Aaron Hernandez’s sticker legacy is in jeopardy. The Panini Group, which produces various sports and entertainment collectibles, has removed half a million Aaron Hernandez collectible stickers from its upcoming NFL collectible sticker line. What’s even better is that it’s replaced …

Olympic Boycott: Athletes Can’t Compete With Snowden
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Remember that time Jimmy Carter declared a boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics and everything went smoothly? Oh, wait, the boycott was the most universally derided decision of his presidency? Well, another politician has decided to see whether the same …