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ReadLOCAL WRITER’S LEGAL SCRABBLE SCRUM (Arts & Leisure): MUDCAT FALLS — Local writer Screed Mullins is being sued for copyright infringement by Hasbro, the makers of the popular word game Scrabble. A lawsuit filed in Calabash County Court claims the self-published novelist blatantly disregarded the exclusive rights of the company through the unapproved . . . .
ReadRADIO AMBIDEXTERITY (Arts & Leisure): NEW YORK -- Struggling to find its voice, advertisers and revenue, Air America Radio is exploring a number of options to help carve out a viable spot for itself on the U.S. airwaves. First up: beginning in June, all programming will be close captioned for the hearing impaired. "The deaf market has . . . .
ReadSURVIVOR 7: THE MAYO CLINIC (Arts & Leisure): ROCHESTER -- Filming has wrapped in Minnesota on the next edition of CBS's Survivor, which, by all accounts, promises to be the most entertaining and gripping chapter in the highly successful reality-based television franchise. Pitting two teams of eight gravely ill men and women against each other . . . .
ReadAARP GETTING SATISFACTION (Arts & Leisure): WASHINGTON DC -- In a move to address rapidly changing demographics of America's senior citizens, AARP has announced an agreement with Rolling Stones singer-songwriter-guitar player Keith Richards to pen a regular advise column on "modern lifestyles." "We are very excited with this initiative to he . . . .
ReadBIG TOE SQUASHES GOURD-MANIA (Arts & Leisure): MUDCAT FALLS -- A monster truck lost control at the annual Calabash County Gourd-Mania Fest this past weekend, ruining pumpkin and squash exhibits, which resulted in several injuries due to slipping and falling during the crowd's panic stricken evacuation of the fair grounds. A perennial fan favori . . . .
ReadTV PRODUCER SUES PROFESSOR (Arts & Leisure): PISTOL CREEK JUNCTION -- As if Pistol Creek University Physics Professor Fermi Groves didn't have enough trouble having been sentenced recently to life in prison for the murder of his ex-wife, he is now being sued by Law and Order producer Dick Wolf, NBC and Universal Studios for copyright infringe . . . .
ReadSCOUTING SNAFU OVER LIGHTNING STRIKE (Arts & Leisure): IRVING -- Lawyers for the Boy Scouts of America National Council are denying the allegations of local man, Art Batch, that injuries suffered during the regional Gila Bend Jamboree resulted from his responsibilities as a Scout Master. Batch recently awoke from a six week coma at Calabash Memorial Ho . . . .
ReadSWAPPING SPACES -- TRADING BLOWS (Arts & Leisure): MUDCAT FALLS -- Producers of The Learning Channel's popular cable television show, "Trading Spaces," are admitting to casting miscalculations in the segment recently filmed in Mudcat Falls. Although the show's format intentionally plays on the potential for the exercise of bad taste and the outrage . . . .
ReadSCIENCE FINDS SUBURBAN BRAND OF BLUES (Arts & Leisure): MUDCAT FALLS -- Combining psycho-analysis and musicology, Mudcat Falls Community College Adjunct Professor of Psychology Gunther Uberflassen has released a comprehensive study discovering and tracing an evolutionary species of the Blues musical genre unique to inhabitants of the sprawling sub-divis . . . .
ReadBLUESMAN BLACKBALLED FROM BLACK HISTORY MONTH (Arts & Leisure): MUDCAT FALLS -- Local blues legend, Sonny "Bug Splat" Williams, the self-proclaimed "Epitome of Cool," found himself in hot water with local organizers of festivities to celebrate Black History Month, which has resulted in his removal from the February 23 downtown birthday party extravaganza to hon . . . .
ReadMFTV -- VIEWER'S GUIDE (Arts & Leisure): 7PM FOOD Spotlight on Salmonella (cc) -- Documentary 21477 Bob Saget hosts an off-beat look at America's favorite food poisoning with an up-close and personal look at the nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, minal diarrhea, fevers, and headaches from under cooked poultry. 7:30 44 Dick Clark's 50th A . . . .
ReadTECH COMPANIES CALLING CUSTOMERS PSYCHOTIC (Arts & Leisure): MUDCAT FALLS -- Local resident Screed Mullins is being sued by his cell phone provider for libel, slander, defamation, disorderly conduct, harassment and stalking. In papers filed yesterday at the Calabash County Courthouse, AT&T claims that Mullins' made over 250 calls to their customer service an . . . .
ReadGLENN BECK, RUSH LIMBAUGH PROVEN PHONIES (Arts & Leisure): MADISON -- The Citizen Legion for American Progress, a nonpartisan public policy research group dedicated only to goodness and light, has released a report which factually demonstrates that conservative talk radio is an on-going fraud being perpetrated on the American consumer. "Our research defini . . . .
ReadCRUEL, INHUMAN AND DEGRADING COMEDY (Arts & Leisure): NEW YORK CITY -- The first legal action taken under Arizona Senator John McCain's Anti-Torture Ban Amendment to the defense appropriations bill came quickly as lawyers filed a class action civil suit against the F.C.C., General Electric, NBC and Lorne Michaels on behalf of cast members, guest hosts . . . .
ReadEPA CELEBRITY CFL CAMPAIGN (Arts & Leisure): WASHINGTON DC -- The Environmental Protection Agency is enlisting celebrity assistance to help the public make the transition from incandescent light bulbs to the new compact florescent lights as mandated by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. "Any time there is a change, citizens are . . . .
ReadA PERFECT RATINGS STORM (Arts & Leisure): NEW ORLEANS -- A federal judge has dealt the Bush Administration a devasting blow in its foundering attempts to put a positive spin on its handling of the Hurricane Katrina aftermath. Judge Orpheus Luther of the Fifth Circuit Court, a Clinton appointee, ruled that a restraining order against CBS pr . . . .
ReadCLAP OFFERS HOPE FOR WOMEN (Arts & Leisure): MUDCAT FALLS -- The Center for Lifestyle Afflictions and Psychoses announced the discovery of a new medical condition known as "Adler's Disease" or Restless Remote Syndrome (RSS), which is said to afflict as many as six out of every ten males in the United States. "RSS is often misdiagnosed as Atte . . . .
ReadCUSTARD'S LAST STAND (Arts & Leisure): MUDCAT FALLS -- Cala-Pie-Looza, Calabash County's Annual Woodstock for pie lovers, degenerated into total pandemonium when a band of health radicals launched a veritable Transfat Tet Offensive against pastry aficionados from the tri-state region who had gathered downtown for the start of the weeken . . . .
ReadTALK OF TALK RADIO DEMISE PREMATURE? (Arts & Leisure): SAN FRANCISCO -- Basking in the glory of having won back both houses of Congress from Republicans, liberals in San Francisco, New York and New Orleans held mock funeral processions for conservative talk radio, even going so far as to bury an AM transistor radio in Golden Gate Park, but like voices . . . .

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