August 29, 2018

*TOO LATE
Jacksonville Shooting- Gunman’s Parents ‘Desperately’ Sought
Psychiatric Help for Him:
The parents of the man suspected of shooting up a video gaming tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, over the weekend had desperately sought psychiatric help for him for years after he repeatedly displayed troubling behavior.David Katz, 24, is reported to have been “extremely hostile” toward his mother, would go days without washing, and once punched a hole through a bedroom door to retrieve video-game controllers his mom had taken from him.

The Baltimore Sun reports his parents tried psychiatric care in Maryland, enrolled him in public and private schools, and sent him to Utah for a therapeutic wilderness school for teens. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said Katz shot and killed two people and injured 10 others before taking his own life Sunday during the Madden football video-game tournament.

*MORE CALIFORNIA INSANITY –
San Francisco “Poop Patrollers”
Make $185,000:

We wish we could say this was a satire piece, but a new story in the San Francisco Chronicle reveals just how lucrative collecting shit actually is.

It’s but the latest in a string of shocking revelations to hit headlines throughout the summer exposing how deep San Francisco’s crisis of vast amounts of vagrant-generated feces covering its public streets actually runs (no pun intended).

We detailed last week how city authorities have finally decided to do something after thousands of feces complaints (during only one week in July, over 16,000 were recorded), the cancellation of a major medical convention and an outraged new Mayor, London Breed, who was absolutely shocked after walking through her city: they established a professional “poop patrol”.

As described when the city initially unveiled the plan, the patrol will consist of a team of five staffers and a supervisor donning protective gear and patrolling the alleys around Polk Street and other “brown zones” in search of everything from hepatitis-laden Hershey squirts to worm-infested-logs. At the Poop Patrol‘s disposal will be a special vehicle equipped with a steam cleaner and disinfectant.

The teams will begin their shifts in the afternoon, spotting and cleaning piles of feces before the city receives complaints in order “to be proactive” in the words of the Public Works directorMohammed Nuru, co-creator of the poop patrol initiative.

While at first glance it doesn’t sound like the type of job people will be knocking down human resources doors to apply for, the SF Chronicle has revealed just how much each member of this apparently elite “poop patrol” team will cost the city: $184,678 in salary and benefits.

*San Jose Diocese buys bishop $2.3 million retirement home:

When San Jose’s Bishop Patrick J. McGrath went hunting inSilicon Valley for a place to settle down and retire, he knew it wouldn’t be easy to find a modestly priced abode in one of the country’s most-expensive real estate markets.

But his decision to buy a $2.3 million, five-bedroom home in the city’s desirable Willow Glen neighborhood on the Diocese of San Jose’s dime raised some eyebrows among the diocese’s 640,000 Catholics, given the church’s mission of charity and serving the poor.

“That’s a lot of money,” McGrath, 73, acknowledged in a phone interview Friday from his native Ireland where he was visiting, adding “I could understand” it might not sit well with some.

*1,079 Attorney-Client Calls Illegally Recorded at Orange Co. Jail;
‘Human Error’ Blamed:
“Human error” is being blamed for the illegal recording of 1,079 privileged attorney-client calls at a California jail over a three-year period, beginning in 2015.

The company contracted to provide recording technology to the jail says an update to the system accidentally caused the recordings to be made.

*Federal Judge Stops San Diego from Ticketing Homeless Living in Vehicles:
Ruling on a class-action lawsuit by nine homeless people living in their vehicles, a federal judge issued an injunction Tuesday ordering San Diego police to stop enforcing the local ordinance prohibiting vehicle habitation.

“A federal judge has ordered San Diego to stop ticketing homeless people for living inside vehicles, calling the city’s longtime law prohibiting such behavior too vague for effective enforcement.

“The injunction issued by U.S. District Judge Anthony Battaglia on Tuesday is a victory for a group of disabled homeless people living in recreational vehicles who filed suit last year against the law, which they claim is discriminatory.”

The injunction will stand until the judge makes a final ruling which, he says, he expects will favor the vehicle-dwellers.

*A Third Of Teens Haven’t Read A Single Book In Past Year:
Bookworm teens have always been few and far between, but now they seem like a dying breed. A new study puts some weight behind this notion by revealing just how American teenagers choose to spend their time (hint: it’s not with books). A third of adolescents haven’t even opened a dustjacket — or touched a Kindle for that matter — in the past year.

Researchers from San Diego State University recently analyzed four decades’ worth of data from an ongoing, nationally-based lifestyle survey studying teens. The data, which provides insight into the daily habits of over a million adolescents, shows the enormous impact of digital media over time.

The meteoric rise of internet-based activities cannot be understated: between social media, texting, gaming, and surfing the web, the average high school senior spent six hours a day online in 2016 — double the time from a decade earlier. Eighth graders (4 hours a day) and tenth graders (5 hours a day) didn’t lag far behind.

Naturally, many of these hours have come at the expense of traditional media, including books, newspapers, and magazines. In the early 90s, a third of tenth graders reported reading the daily paper — this figure dropped to an astonishing two percent by 2016. During the late 70s, 60 percent of 12th graders read a book or magazine almost daily, but only 16 percent did by 2016.

*CUT THE B.S.!-READ LBN EXAMINER:
Did you know that this LBN EXAMINER is read daily by 12 members of the White House staff, 3 Nobel Prize winners, over 100 Academy Award winners, 6 U.S. Senators, and over 300 Grammy Award winners.
 *EXAMINER–MEDIA INSIDER:
In the history of sportscasting, no broadcaster has probably been more associated with one network than Bob Costas andNBC. Now, after nearly four decades in which Costas has been the lead announcer on OlympicsWorld SeriesSuper Bowlsand late-night talk shows, Costas and NBC are in discussions to end the relationship, sources have said.

If a deal can be struck, it would mean finishing Costas’ current multi-million contract three years early as it is goes through 2021, according to a source. The contract calls for exclusivity for NBC, besides the work Costas does for MLB Network.

*EXAMINER–INVESTIGATES:
The modern UFO era began in 1947 when pilot Kenneth Arnold reported seeing nine disc-shaped objects flying over Mt. Rainer, Washington. A reporter labeled them “flying saucers,” and the term entered mainstream consciousness.
*EXAMINER–INVESTIGATES:
Pizza
1. Americans eat approximately 350 slices of pizza per second.

2. The word “pizza” means “pie” in Italian.

3. While pizza in some form has been baked since antiquity, the first “official” pizzeria opened in Naples around 1830.

4. Samuel Morse, an American most famous for inventing the telegraph, noted that pizza was a “nauseating cake” that looked like “a piece of bread that had been taken reeking out of the sewer.”

5. In America, annual pizza sales exceed $28 billion a year.

6. Over 3 billion pizzas are sold every year in the United States alone.

7. Pizza is the second-leading source of calories in the diet of American children, second behind grain desserts, such as cookies and other carb-heavy treats.

8. Over 5 billion pizzas are sold each year worldwide.

9. Recently, Halloween unseated Super Bowl Sunday as the biggest pizza day of the year.

10. Thanksgiving is the day Americans eat the least amount of pizza.

*EXAMINER-SITE OF THE DAY:

Youper

Think of Youper as the first-responder for emotional health issues, like anxiety and depression. Their mission is to ensure people can live happier lives and don’t have to wait years to start overcoming their difficulties.
*EXAMINER–VIDEO LINK:
Thomas Vincent Girardi is a founding partner of Girardi & Keese, a downtown Los Angeles law firm. In 1970, Girardi became the first attorney in the state of California to win a $1 million-plus award for a medical malpractice case.
*EXAMINER–HISTORY:
Lynching of 14-Year-Old Boy Helps Inspire US Civil Rights Movement (1955)
At age 14, African-American Emmett Till was murdered in Mississippi after reportedly whistling at a white woman,Carolyn Bryant, in a grocery store.

Her husband and his half-brother beat Till, shot him in the head, and dumped his body in the Tallahatchie River, weighing it down by tying a metal fan around his neck with barbed wire. Till’s body was pulled from the river three days later.

*EXAMINER–COMMENTARY by Walter E. Williams:
The Immigration and Nationality Act mandates that all immigrants and refugees undergo a medical screening examination to determine whether they have an inadmissible health condition.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has technical instructions for medical examination of prospective immigrants in their home countries before they are permitted to enter the U.S. They are screened for communicable and infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria, hepatitis, polio, measles, mumps and HIV. They are also tested for syphilis, gonorrhea and other sexually transmitted diseases. The CDC also has medical screening guidelines for refugees. These screenings are usually performed 30 to 90 days after refugees arrive in the United States.

But what about people who enter our country illegally? The CDC specifically cites the possibility of the cross-border movement of HIV, measles, pertussis, rubella, rabies, hepatitis A, influenza, tuberculosis, shigellosis and syphilis.

Chris Cabrera, a Border Patrol agent in South Texas, warned: “What’s coming over into the U.S. could harm everyone. We are starting to see scabies, chickenpox, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections and different viruses.”

Some of the youngsters illegally entering our country are known to be carrying lice and suffering from various illnesses. Because there have been no medical examinations of undocumented immigrants, we have no idea how many are carrying infectious diseases that might endanger American children when these immigrants enter schools across our nation.

*EXAMINER-COMMENTARY by Jane E. Brody:
Who is to blame for fattening up Americans and killing their hearts? McDonald’s, it seems, is not even in the running. In fact, when you compare the fare under the Golden Archeswith many of the dishes served at chain restaurants around the country, a Big Mac with large fries and soda begins to sound like health food.

Hungry for a hearty breakfast? You could — if you dare to test the resilience of your heart — try the Cheesecake Factory’sBreakfast Burrito: “warm tortilla filled with scrambled eggs, bacon, chicken chorizo, cheese, crispy potatoes, avocado, peppers and onions, over spicy ranchero sauce.” Nutritional information: 2,730 calories (more than a day’s worth, so I hope you’ll skip lunch and dinner), 4,630 milligrams of sodium (two days’ worth) and 73 grams of saturated fat (more than three days’ worth).

You’d have to eat seven Sausage McMuffins from McDonald’s to equal the cardiovascular and waistline damage done by one burrito, according to the latest Xtreme Eating Awardsbestowed by the Nutrition Action Healthletter, published by the nonprofit advocacy group Center for Science in the Public Interest, in Washington.

*EXAMINER–A DIFFERENT VIEW:….
Myrna Sandoval, eighteen-year-old, and and her sister Claudia, fourteen-year-old, El Paso, Texas, April 20, 1982.
*EXAMINER-OVERHEARD:
*** Eddie Murphy is a busy man. The iconic comedian is expecting his 10th child. This will be his second child with longtime girlfriend Paige Butcher. They’re already parents to 2-year-old Izzy, who was born in May 2016.

*** Tim Conway, 84, one of the exemplary comedians that made up the cast of the comedy gold-standard that was The Carol Burnett Show, is suffering from dementia, according to his daughter. His daughter Kelly, 56, has petitioned to be appointed as his conservator because Tim’s not doing so well.

LBN Examiner Edited By: Renee Preston