Michael Spalding murder: Police release
Body in the canal killer Lorenzo Simon has been told he faces a life sentence - as police released grisly pictures of the suitcases and saw he used to dispose of his victim.
Posted on 10 April 2015 | 11:12 am
Move over sci-fi: 'Climate fiction'
By Kyle Plantz LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Students at a Massachusetts college have just read "The Windup Girl", the tale of a dystopian future Bangkok where climate change has pushed up temperatures and sea levels, and viruses acquired from genetically modified food are killing people. The book, by debut novelist Paolo Bacigalupi, is the product of a new class at Holyoke Community ...
Posted on 10 April 2015 | 10:35 am
Landlord Lorenzo Simon murdered tenant
Birmingham landlord Lorenzo Simon has today been found guilty of murder for killing and dismembering his tenant and then stuffing the body parts into suitcases which he dumped in a canal.
Posted on 9 April 2015 | 12:20 pm
Killer Put Friend's Chopped-Up Remains
Father-of-three Michael Spalding was thought to have been killed by a single stab wound to the neck in an attack by Lorenzo Simon. With the help of his girlfriend, 35-year-old Michelle Bird, he then dragged them to a canal in Smethwick. The crime, which West Midlands police called "despicable", only came to light when one of the cases floated to the surface, buoyed by gases released by the ...
Posted on 9 April 2015 | 10:08 am
Man guilty of canal suitcase murder
A killer who dismembered his tenant's body before stuffing it into a suitcase which he dumped into a canal is found guilty of murder.
Posted on 9 April 2015 | 5:34 am
Which Science Fiction or Fantasy Book Was So
Top image: The Stainless Steel Rat for President by Harry Harrison, art by Jim Burns. Really, pretty much any of the Rat books would be great—but this one’s political shenanigans are just completely bonkers and outstanding.
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 8:15 am
Soylent wins converts in Vancouver — to
That utilitarian mindset makes Soylent much like its namesake from the 1966 book Make Room, Make Room by Harry Harrison. In the book, Soylent is a combination of soy and lentils created to feed the hungry masses in an overcrowded, overheated New York ...
Posted on 17 August 2015 | 5:35 am
Rebel Secondary Talented Group
Prior to 2013, only three of the 54 first-team All-American Rebels played in the secondary - Glenn Cannon in 1969, Harry Harrison in 1973 and Ken Lucas in 2000. Since the Hugh Freeze regime began three seasons ago, two Ole Miss players - safety Cody ...
Posted on 16 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
On area links: Local golf league scores
Low net: Phil Marsolo 29; Pat Delisio, Tony Delisio 30; Tom Donaldson, John Hrvsovsky, Frank Shiminsky, Jerry Jurcisin 31; Don Orengia, Joe Delisio 32; Nick Vilichko, Mike Verostko, Keith Rohrman, Trent Bonnett 33; Don Petrone, Harry Harrison, Tom ...
Posted on 15 August 2015 | 4:04 pm
Harry Harrison, 82, jailed for 'frenzied'
Harry Harrison lunged at Jamie Branch-Peard, 40, after suffering from psychosis and hallucinations, which made him believe his neighbour was "evil". He was convinced Mr Branch-Peard, whom he had known for ten years, was purposely keeping him awake by ...
Posted on 6 January 2015 | 3:07 pm